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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER; THURSDAY,' MARCH 10M021V-.
lii focal wearers are appreciating more and more the superiority of Krjptoks. Modern eyeglass effi ciency demands appearance as well as comfort in two-sight glasses. Ordinary bifocals, with the lines or Lumps on their lens surfaces, are unsightly and do not measure up to present-day stand ards of popular taste and refine ment. Kryptok Glasses, by invisibly combining two sights in a single pair of lenses, remove the popular objection to double-vision glasses. In this respect their merit is unique. Demand the full measure of bi focal efficiency. Get eyeglass ap pearance as well as optical cor rectness in your two- .sight glasses. If you are in need of optical serv ice or advice of any kind come in and see us. We are always pleased to be of service to you. Vaughan & Burnett OPTOMETRISTS 141 Main Street American Sailors Explore Ports of South A merica! The combined Atlantic and Faeific fleets of the United States navy have been engaged in manoeuvers off the west coast of South America and have visited a number of important ports on that coast. The subjoined stories of incidents were written by a corre t spondent who accompanied the fleets. . ON BOAUD BATTLESHIP PENN SYLVANIA, FLAGSHIP OF ATLAN TIC FLEET, CALLAO, Peru, Feb. 5. A strange language, a still more puzzling currency and exchange rate, and a strike of chauffeurs and coach drivers during the Atlantic fleet's visit to Peru did not prevent American .sailors from filtering him, more or less. "That waiter tried to gyp us. He said we owed 12 of these cigarette papers (pointing to a Peruvian sol, worth about 45 cents). I figured it up from the menu and we only owe eight. How about it?" The manager glanced at the bill and then at the bos'un. "All right," he said and bowed the four out. "What did I tell you?" were the last wordss of the bos'un as he reached the street. "I saved each of you guys four bits." The navy's "Four N" yell echoed for the first time from the high, vaulted ceil ings of the aristocratic National club of Lima during the visit of the Atlantic neet DAFFODILS These pretty messengers of spring are always dainty for aft ernoon or evening wear, for a vase on one's desk or table, or as pot plants. You may have them into every nook and cranny of Lima, seven 'and created a scene seldom equalled in that , ., . . magnificent relic of the Spanish occupa- miles from this port, from the humblest tio saloou to the cathedral. Following a reception and banquet, Te- They may have lost a little in ex- ruvian orators excelled themselves in ex change or paid more for a meal than pressing their best wishes for the At h in .i 1 i :I u ,i, m;i; tic fleet and the Lnited States. In con- storekeeper and cafe manager found it clll,nT h lflu saved them time and trouble to have their i'iral 1 -J"? on, I tlw.in -i uf ' e ne i-uus ni response, V lce-Ao-ggested a navy yell. 'i'nrlor P.nrlov" fl ml agree witu menu prices ana ineir v iT.i "r' i.:..V fhneo tnrrit Vnr instance- a -,u,l"S rMK". w '" uu mm- InoS Sfth best hotet a tanned f r("Putation ?f ins ?e best cheer w., ni f- th. hill fnr Mmsplf .mi, leader ever seen at Annapolis, leaped to bill three companions "No," he declared, "it's too much," as the waiter laid down a bit of paper with a column of figures on it. "How do you know it's too much, you haven't looked at it yet?" one of his friends remonstrated. "It's always too much the first time' the bos'un replied without moving his hand from the pile of Peruvian currency he had .placed on the table. "I've been in France and I know." A long argu ment ensued in English by the sailor and Spanish by the waiter. Finally the latter retired with a gesture of despair and a captain took his place. He, too, quit after prolonged argument and many ges tures. "He's gone to call the cops," ventured one of the guests. "No, he won't." affirmed the bos'un. "They know they've boosted this bill and they don't dare." The head waiter came, tried his 10 words of English and also beat a retreat, to be replaced by the manager of the hotel. "Look here," said the bos'un after as certaining that the manager understood the small circle in the middle of the ban quet hall which had been reserved for the speakers. "Give them the Four N's with one Navy and three Lima's." he shouted and then led a cheer that shook the building. The sight of a gold-braided whirling Hervish, spinning and leaping in perfect time to a thundering, rythmic cheer. ! brought every member of the club to his feet and the flushed junior officer was carried around the hall on the shoulders of gray-haired notables while their com panions united in a cheer for the Ameri can guests. "Get him. bull," was the cry of the American bluejackets who attended by thousands the gala bull fight given by the city of Lima in honor of the officers and men of the Atlantic fleet. They rooted continually for the victim of the spectacle and cheered enthusias tically when one of the animals stuck his head inside one of the shelters built against the side of the ring for hard- pressed performers and sent matadores, oantieriiieros ana wise monkeys scurry ing in all directions. FUNDS FROM TEA GO TO SOISSONS spring. Home for Aged Receives Letter from Miss Minnie Brasor Appreciating Gift for Reconstructive Work. The following interesting letter, writ- I ten from Paris Feb. 14, was received a few days ago by the family at the Home for the Aged from Miss Minnie D. Brasor. formerly of Brattleboro. Miss Brasor is havinz a vear's leave of absence from her 'teaching duties in Woodmere, L. I., and is traveling in France. Italy. Algeria and I Sicily. After reaching I ranee she became interested in school work being under taken there bv some of her friends and Lsh tirntp nlwnit it to friends here. As a Cither way, also your choice ofirpsult of this letter the women at the A, ,, . , I Home arranged a tea. the proceeds of Other flowering bulbs. Call Or v. Lieu were to be sent to Miss IJrasor for 'ntis wtl "" "work there and the letter was in acknowl- phone. We can please you with Hgment pf tht. lnoni.y. these charming flowers of early, Dear Friends: J I " K ui-fnv tt- vrvf c Hint vaii n n r 1 nan the happy idea of giving a "tea" to help out the work in the devastated region of Soissons I thought perhaps if I kept my fingers crossed for good luck there might possibly be 1,"0 francs, but Ihad never dreamed of the good fortune of l.uSo! I was quite as excited as you 20 patronesses must have been by the success of your affair. Every sou will mean so much to the people who are trying to bring back some semblance of home life to that region which was once so beautiful and is now only the shadow of its former state. Pic tures and descriptions give one no real idea of the utter desolation of these vil lages and the people cling and stay in as near the little ruin of all the home they ever had in a way that is simply heart rending. Soon the spring will be here (already the buds are swelling a little) and then everything will seem a little more cheerful. The winters here are not so cold as in Vermont, but are much darker and the constant dampness makes you long for one or two good, dry, cold days. I fancy we Americans mind the gloomy weather more than the French for they have that condition always in the winter. Two years since the armistice and yet more than half the babies born in Paris this last year died, so you can imagine what privation and worry must have done to the mothers and babies in the devas tated regions. One of the splendid things they are doing in the reconstruction work in Soissons is to have clean milk in bottles for the babies and a clinic where they are weighed and examined for deformities and helped in every way. Milk is so hard to get as Wie cattle were so scarce after the war. I sent the check to Soissons, but haven't had time as yet to hear from Miss Per rin. On Monday I leave for Algeria and then go on to Sicily and Italy. I wish I could send some of the heat and sun shine and color to Brattleboro for every one says the spring is glorious near the desert. Please let me thank each and every one of you personally for the hne feeling which prompted your effort and for the splendid result which will be such a godsend to these wonderful French people, who so saaiy need assistance. Yours verv cordiallv. MINNIE DOHA BRASOR. P. S. The old people always beat the young folks when they undertake a job! - ' vw Hopkins The Florist WEST BRATTLEBORO two il! m mm COLORITE In the Following Colors : Jet Black (Gloss), Dull Black, Cardinal Red, Navy Blue, Brown, Violet, Sage Green, Burnt Straw, Cadet Blue, Yellowr, Gray, Lavender, Cerise, Old Rose, Victory Blue and Natural. Directions with every package Wilfred F. Root & Son The Store With the Stock IN OLDEN DAYS In olden days insurance, agents insured buildings and mer chandise against fire only. Rates were based upon "Non Hazardous," "Hazardous" and "Extra Hazardous" risks, and a stiff fee was charged for writing the policy. Now rates are made scientifically and measure closely the fire risk. Place YOUR insurance in the hands of an agency which KNOWS the business thoroughly. H. E. Taylor & Son Insurance Agency . CROSBY BLOCK BRATTLEBORO, VT. Mrs. Herbert J. Clark has seen robins in her yard this week- Allen Withington, who has been the past week with grip, is better. Harold Mann of Wilmington is visit ing Mr. and Mrs. "Walter E. Bartlett. Mrs. H. II. P.arber went yesterday to Greenfield to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Clark. Miss Florence Stone, who had been in the Memorial hospital several weeks following an operation, returned to her home yesterday. Mrs. II. W. Carpenter, who ame Tuesday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. II. I j. Nichols, returned yestc.day afternoon to her home in (Jreentield. Clarence Taylor, who had been work ing during the winter on the Alonzo Johnson farm, has finished there and gone to his home in Montague, Mass. Key. Elmer II. Stevens of Simonsville who has been a guest of Itev. and Mrs A. V. Wood worth, is a guest of Iiev. and Mrs. E. 15. Cornell for the rest of the week. Miss Genevieve Bodwell and Miss Marion E. Dempsey, both of Worcester Mass., have entered the Melrose hospita1 training school for nurses, taking the three-years course. Mrs. Underwood of Colrain, who had been in the Memorial hospital several weeks following a serious operation came Monday to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Carr to remain a few weeks. Neil and Warren Briggs are staying in the home of Mrs. I. T. Perry during their mother's illness in the Memoria' hospital. Itusscll liriggs is being cared for by Mrs. Stafford, and Gordon is witt Mrs. Willard Richardson. Stephen Grenda of Winchester, N. II.. was operated upon in the Melrose hos pital yesterday for appendicitis. Join Obronsky, also of Winchester. N. II.. underwent an operation yesterday, Dr. Lynch performing the operation. Mr. and Mrs. Harold 15. Perry liavf returned from a trip to Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Fla. Mrs. Perry 'hat been called to Hoosick Falls by the death of her sister. Mr. Perry is heir doing survey work with his father, I). T Perry. The union evangelistic meeting, which was to have been held last evening in the Congregational church, was omitted on account of the storm and bad trav eling. The union service will be held this evening at 7..K) o'clock in the P.ap tist church. Twenty -one women of the Congrega tional society met "in the home of Mrs. II. Iv. Hamilton for a silver social Yes terday afternoon. The work for Miss Harriett Parker's hospital in India was completed. The next social will be held in two weeks, in the home of Mrs. F. G. Taylor. First Congregational church. Rev. A. V. Wood worth minister. This church will unite with a union service Sunday morning at 10..X in the Baptist church. Sunday school at I1.4.". Junior Chris tian Endeavor meeting at 4 o'clock in the vestry. Union service at 7.C0 in the Congregational church. . Baptist church, Rev. E. B. Cornell pastor. Sunday morning worship at 10.30. at which time the Congregational church will nnite in a fcerviee with thif church.. Rev. Elmer H. Stevens will preach.- Sunday school at 11.4.1. Young people s meeting at t.,iO in the vestry. Subject, Rpal Religion. Leader Phillip Johnson. There will le a union service at 7.30 o'clock in the Congregational church. Rheuma for Rheumatism Rheuma has relieved the agonizing pains of thousands of sufferers who thought nothing would give relief. It should do as much for you it seldom fajls. W. P. Root will .supply you on the no CHie. ua fiflj -.taw-- : rn BRATTLEBORO LOCAL The Seventh Day Advent services will lu Ital.l in tha I-i nAetrfft rt en rnnnw slo,,.. IM 111 1U I iiV. "f. "... J . ' IA t. H 1 - .in. l,k.,l, clwyil nt Inn. .. .. 1 uttj nuu oauimiu - hi. unit speaking by Elder Elliot of Bellows Falls at 1 p. in. Robins, bluebirds and song sparrows have armeared at W. O. Horton's on Brook street. The earliest feathered friend seen there in li-0 appeared March The proceeds of the entertainment to be given in the Swvdish Congregational church this evening will be sent to the Swedish Christian orphanage at Crom well, Conn. The entertainment, which will be open at S m'cloek, will be open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Dog license blanks have been received by the town clerk and licenses now can be granted to any dog owner. After April 1 the price will advance 50 per cent, according to the new law. The price on or before April 1 is $2 for a male or spayed female ana ;s( for a fe- mie dog. At the meeting of the Loyal Order of Moose Tuesday evening in Knights of Columbus hall, the following officers for the coming year were elected: Dictator, James Donahue ; vice dictator, F. E. Johnson : prelate, Jj. A. Cain ; sec, M. E. Bennett : treas.. L. Chamberlain ; trustees. Stillman Graves. Harry Rob inson, John White. Maurice E. Bennett was chosen delegate to the ,.id annual convention to be field in loledo, (., and John O. Tucker was chosen alternate. At the regular monthly meeting of the Mutual Aid association held Wednesday afternoon at the headquar ters the secretary reported , calls for help during February, 4!) of which were rilled. She also reported that 10 attendants, three pupils at the hospi tal, and three at the school were on duty days, employed 4.. days. The ma ternity nurse reported J patients un der care. 144 calls were made. The eliilu wenare nurse itih'uih -in uaoics under care, 9 calls were made. BRATTLEBORO LOCAL Deputy Inspector Charles E. Lyons is at the federal building, to 'remain until March 15, inclusive, for the purpose of assisting individuals in making out their income tax returns. He may be found at room 200. At the meeting of Protective Grange last evening DeWeese DeWitt was elected gatekeeper to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Frank Hod der. After the business meeting the of ficers entertained the Grange by pre senting a one-act farce entitled Just Plain Jones. The parts were taken by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Whitney, Mr. and Mrs. liee Higgins, Mrs. Harold Web ster, C. Warner Hopkins, F. D. Weld and Mrs. Robert Emery. A buffet lunch eon was served. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Johnson furnished music for dancing. It was announced that hereafter notices of Grange atcivities will be found on the front page of The Reformer under the Knights of Columbus hall heading. 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