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.Manufactured from re
cleaned grains, includ
ing Crosby's Chick
Feed, Crosby's Devel
oping Feed, Crosby's
Egg Mash.
Deliveries made to any
part of the village twice
E. Crosby & Co.
Brattleboro Vt.
Fruit Jars
We have just unload
ed a car: of fruit jars.
You know the brand
and its high quality.
The prices are approxi
mately the same as last
year but we are making
a special reduction of
10 cents per gross per
month for delivery be
fore June 1.
Let us have your or
ders. The Laboratory Test
is the final test of a lens. On the kind
and make of lens you have in your glass
es depends the sort of eye service you
will get out of them. It is all very well
to wear nice-looking glasses, but it is
the lens that is vital. Our lenses are all
thoroughly tested and proved efficient.
'ou can rely on them absolutely.
G. E. Sherman
Passenger and Baggage
Published Every Evening
Except Sunday at
Tb American Building Annas
Main Street,
Brattleboro, Vermont.
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efficient service in the delivery of thepaper
each night, and it solicits the co-operation of
Ruhscrihers to that end. rrompt report! anouia
be given of each failure to receive the paper
on the morninff following the omission, in
net-son. hv telephone or postal card, thus en
abling the cause of the error to be promptly
and accuratelv discovered and the proper rem
edy immediately applied. It ia only by this
method that the publisher can secure the de
sired service.
Member of The Associated Pren.
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 herein.
The Reformer is on sale every evening by
the following news dealers:
Brattleboro. Brattleboro News Co.. C. W
Cleaveland, S. L. Purinton (Esteyville),
Brooks House Pharmacy, Allen's Depot News
stand, Gilbert J. Pollica, 237 boutn Main t
(Fort Dummer district).
West Brattleboro, J. L. Stoclcvell.
East Dummerstoa, M. E. Brown.
Futner, M. G. Williams.
Newfane, N. M. Batchelder.
West TownshenJ, C H. Grout.
Jamaica, R. J. Daggett.
Jamaica, R. J. Daggett.
South Londonerry, F. H. Tyler.
South Vernon, t.. a. Buttum.
Northfleld, Mass., Thompson Bros.
West Chesterfield, N. H., Mrs. W. Streeter.
Hinsdale, IT. H., W. H. Lyman
Greenfield, Mass., Greenfield News Co.
Greenfield, Mass., C A. Hays.
FRIDAY. MARCH 18, 1921.
Compulsory social service has replace
compulsory military service in Bulgaria
although it is being enforced in only one
district. The plan apparently is to try
it out thoroughly on a small scale before
making it nationally effective. The law
requires men of 20 years and girls of 1G
years to serve the state for periods of
one year and half a year respectively.
There are conditions under which this
age limit may be varied upon application,
and the term of service may bo short
ened if the drafted person is the sole
support of a family. In cases of persons
physically or mentally unfit to serve, or
in cases of married women, a special
tax is levied instead of actual service.
Otherwise no evasion or substitution is
permitted. livery porsoni between 20
and So years of age is subject to call for
four weeks' service in case of a national
It is hoped that the operation of this
aw will serve:
To organize and utilize the potential
social man-power of the country for the
purposes of increasing the production of
wealth and the social welfare:
To stimulate the love of physical la
bor and socially useful activity anion
an the citizens irrespective or their po
sition and financial status ;
To foster a sense of individual and so
cial duty with the aim of improving the
moral and economic condition of the
All of this sounds like the outline for
some ideal socialistic government. Mant
rnericans have exclaimed at some time
r other, "If only citizens could be mo
bilized for the pursuits of peace as they
e for war, how much could be' accom
plished !" Few' have seriously consid
ered it as a imssible measure for this
stage of civilization. Yet here is- Bul
garia actually trying it out. Perhaps in
a true democracy the aim sought will al
ways be to inspire every citizen to do his
share of public service without any com-
Milsion. Nevertheless the Bulgarian ex
periment is remarkable and worthy of
lose observation.
After all, the Germans are possibly
suffering less from the presence of an
allied army of occupation and a staff of
allied tax" collectors than the British.
French and Beligans would have suffered
if the Germans had accomplished their
original purpose. Germanv nlanned to
sit in triumph at Paris and London levy
ing tribute on her subject neighbors.
German officials even boasted, at the
height of their arrogance, when they
were pushina toward Paris ami w
sure of victory, that they would impose
an indemnity upon the United States
greater than the utmost reparation the
allies have now demanded, and that thev
would seize and hold New York for ran
It is well to remember these things
now, wnen me Germans are filling the
world with indignant clamor. Some of
the allies' exactions no doubt are tin
just, and the general allied policy may
be unwise, when considered in the long
run, from the standpoint of the general
good. But it helps an observer, in mak
ing a proper appraisal of conflicting ar
guments, to weight calmly the dominant
motives of the two sides, during the war
and since, and figure what the situation
would be today if the aggressors had
won instead of the defenders.
, js uicre aiiT - insnncation is a vcm
T -. 1. . i . .
wl'en lhet!Tougl!sot"1eveY-teadel men
are struggling with the important prob
lem of keeping state expenses' at a min
imum for an appropriation of $30,000
for new barns on the static fair grounds?
The Reformer doe3 not believe it, nor
does it think the senate will believe it
either. The state fair already costs tle
state as much as all tho othrr agricul
tural shows in Vermont put together. It
should expect no further help.
The Reformer beliews the Vermont
house of representatives correctly
gauged public opinion when it voted
against a repeal of the present primary
law without submitting the question di
rectly to the people. All of Windham
county's representatives who were pres
ent when the roll was called cast their
votes against rciscal without referendum
although some of them doubtless are los-
itive that their iMvn constituents would
favor rejecting the system.
Responding to an S. O. S. call from
a St. Johnsbury homo tho other clay, sev
eral gallant hosemen . appeared at the
scene to find that tin? family cat, had
mounted to the dizzy heights of a tel
ephone pole and ntfused to come down.
A fire laddie, undaunted, climbed to the
top and rescued the feline. "What is a
fire department for if not to resind
in times of trouble?
It is difficult to convince many inople
that one can work because he really likes
to, but occasionally evidence comes along
that some do, as in the ciise of Jthe pas
tor of a church at Mount Vernon, N. Y.,
who has just refused a salary increase of
.$1,000, saying that what Lc had been re
ceiving is sufficient.
The congressional team
very responsive to "Gee !'
is generally
"Haw!" and
"Whoa!" the first two years of an ad
ministration. Drive 'em laird, Mr. Pre
ident, and get as much plowing done as
possible before the bosses 1 start balking,
Women were allowed to serve on the
jury of a New York court by the judge
if they wero brunettes. Blondes were
barred because the judge, declared them
to be fickle. Was he rutlslessly judging
all blondes by past personal; experience?
Vermonters who believe in-. backing? up
the state board of education confidently
expect the senate to do its duty toward
the Stearns bill which the house pmssed
yesterday, duty in this case being quick
and easy death.
If the new administration succeeils in
jazzing . up the governmental depart
ments, won't it have several thousand
ebellious appointees complaining ' that
they were hired on false pretenses?
Vermont maple sugar now takes the
floor. Of course, the best of it is made
in this part of New Hampshire. Keene
Don't you find that the Vermont la
bels help in selling your product?
Somebody will doubtless get some bar
gains in automobiles in Connecticut
Monday where 400 of the rum-running
variety are to be sold at auction by order
of the United States court.
There are said to bo 0,211,293 auto
mobiles in America. A local man just
back from New; York says he "dodged
'em all." '
That may be all right about collecting
those customs on the Rhine, but what
we'd like to know- is when the allies are
going to collect the war criminals.
Sure, a woman lias as much right
to smoke as a man. Also a man has as
much right to paint his face as a woman.
Rouge up, gentlemen!
If dress, drama, literature, art and
conduct are not less ni6ral nowadays
than they used to be, they're certainly
in worse taste.
- It doesn't make tho average income tax
payer a Lit more contented about the tax
t know that nearly all of it goes for mil
itary' purposes.
With all their other troubles the New
England railroads must now tackle the
problem of adjusting train schedules to
the daylight saving patchwork.
It will be easier to make peace with
the Germans in Germany than with the
German propagandists in this country.
The convention of the Vermont state
optometrical society will be held ia Rut
land May 25.
A. M. Kendall. will observe the SOth
anniversary of hi birth at his home in
Burlington tomorrow. lp to last Aug
ust, when he was retired on a iension,
he had been Gl years in the railway mail
service, being for .'." years on the run
between Burlington and Boston.
i no report ot me insurance commis
sioner, just issued for the business done
in lU-O. shows that Vermont companies
wrote ?f2,lG7,41!.KS in risks, the amount
of premiums received amounting to
?M 4.J101.7.". Losses paid amounted to
auS,i(KM5; losses iucurred, $142S0G2.SC,
II. Merle Bottum, 72. who lias main
tained a herd of purebred Ilolstein cattle
for a longer period than any other breeder
in Vermont, died yesterday morning at h'n
home in Khaftsbury. He established his
herd in 18S5 and had since sold more than
r0O head of registered stock throughout
me eastern states.
Because he made over his 1020 auto
mobile number plates to conform with
tho 1021 plates, using paint and pound
ing ono side of the "0 ' to make it
"1." in an attempt to avoid getting
i!21 license, Pascal Romanos of Rut
land was fined .$100 and costs of .$1.1.";
m nutland city court Tuesday.
Approximately two tons of rock dropped
nlHMit 10 or 12 feet to the sidewalk from
the Summer street ledge in Barre some
time me other night without doing dam
co anyone. J lie part ot me ledge
which fell protruded over the sidewalk
and had appeared firm and safe for pedes
mans to pass beneath. Hundreds went
in tinder it daily, including large numbers
ot uuie setioot children.
Search is beinir made bv Cistleton
authorities for Harry ISartell, 24, 'Staso
mm employe, who is believed to be the
man Who attacked Harriet, seven-vcnr-nhl
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McCarthy,
in a scrip ot woods in tne rear ot the
home of Prof. P. K. Leavenworth late
J uesuay afternoon. Officers arrived at
the house where Bartell lived alone in
Fair Haven apparently just a minute or
two before he tied, for they found food on
the table partly eaten, ami a coffee pot
still warm. Bartell is believed to have
fled toward Whitehall, N. Y.
Mrs. Leonard Louks, aged HO, a resi
dent of Brownington Center, committed
suicide by shooting herself in the head
with a ii2-calibre rifle, at her home on
Sunday morning. ' The tragedv was dis
covered by her mother, Mrs. Hollis Wells,
when she went uistairs to -call Mrs.
Louks for breakfast. According to
neighbors there has been more or less
trouble in the Louks home of late and
it is said that Mrs. Louks on several oc
casions had threatened to end her Hf.v
She leaves her husband and a young son.
And He Did!
'it :! 1 : "
The Meddler,
'It the coat fits you, put it on.'
The recurrence, this spring of ice con
ditions similar to those which swept
away the Connecticut river bridge be
tween this town and the island a year
ago the 2Sth of this month ought to
awaken Connecticut River Tower Co. of
ficials to the apparent wisdom of dyna
miting the ice at intervals between here
and the dam at Vernon. Persons who
have had experience with water and ice
conditions similar to those in the Con
necticut say that the danger of jams can
be considerably lessened by breaking up
the ice at different points and making
what might bo termed lanes in the solid
expanse. It isn't possible, is it, that the
Power company has hesitated to take
such precaution, for fear it would be an
indication that the company considered
itself in some way liable 4 for the ice
It is unfortunate, of course, that the
local Red Cross chapter is obliged to
give up its quarters on the upper floor
of the federal building, for the rooms
there are particularly well suited to the
work and so far as is known no other use
for them has be en determined. However,
general orders have gone out that Red
(Voss chapters arc no longer to be al
lowed quarters in government buildings
and there is no reason to believe that
an exception would be made in the, case
of the local organization. The ruling
means that the local chapter will have to
find rooms elsewhere, and pay rent for
them, but there is no doubt that ade
quate support will be forthcoming to con
tinue the work in which the chapter al
ready has made such an excellent rec
ord. This is the season when the shortcom
ings of dirt roads are forcibly brought
to mind, but folks who are inclined to
complain at the comparative slowness
with which the highways are rounding
into shape may find a bit 06 comfort in
the thought that conditions are weeks
ahead of where they were a year ago.
On this date, 1020, the winter's snow
had hardly begun to disappear. . There is
still time for a spell of weather it was
considerably later than thU that the fa
mous blizzard of 1S88 arrived but on
the other hand if spring should continue
in its present course settled going will
arrive fully a month ahead of the aver
age date.
Barre's experience with a woman over
seer of the poor evidently was different
from that of Brattleboro, for the quarry
city has just returned to the employment
of a man in that capacity, after tfying
a woman for one year. This town re
elected Mrs. Carrie L. Hamilton with
out opposition and is well satisfied to be
able to get so capable a person to at
tend to the duties of a frequently trying
job. .,
The Snrins-fielil Inn- firm f Tio.
. " ....... ' fc 'AUVUUiU
& Pupper is to dissolve April 1, by mu-
mai usreemene, a partnership which has
mwsi-u ior i-t years, and II. G. Tupper
Anil then open an office for himself in
the oolson block, in the rooms formerly
occupied by Dr. I. R. Doane. He will
have for his clerk and bookkeeper. Miss
uiiuey, wiia nas served the
firm in that capacity verv efficiently for
a long tim. Judge H. H. Blanehard w ill
continue to retain his office in the Bank
block, and Miss Margaret Griffith, who
has also been working for the firm, will
remain in his employ. Jude Blanehard
and Mr. Tupper have been in business
together since April of 1003. when Mr.
Tupper came here soon after being ad
mitted to the bar. '
The new armory at Newport will be
opened with a concert and ball March
20, to be given by Company L of the
Vermont National Guard.
hitherto to the tannery trade, has been
discovered by an Australian for making
leather from rabbit skins and recovering
the fur as a by-product in felt making.
Today's Events
Today is the 84th anniversary of the
birth of Grover Cleveland.
The season of intercollegiate debates
reaches its height today with contests
scheduled among leading colleges and
universities in all sections of the United
vine uaseuan team ot vtascua uni
versity, at Tokio, is to sail for the United
States today l engage in a series of
games with several prominent American
universities. :
Seventy-five years ago today the Mex
ican war was informally launched with
a declaration of hostility to the United
States issued by the Mexican commander
at Matamoras.
Harvard, Yale and Princeton univers
ities will engage in a triansmlar debate
of the subject: "Resolved, That the em
ployers of labor should abandon the open
shop principle.
Three leading institutions of the Mid
dle West, the Universities of Michigan,
v isconsin and Illinois, will debate the
subject : "Resolved, That the arovern-
ment should at once recognize Soviet
The subject of a debate between teams
representing Colgate university and Wil
liams college will be: "Resolved. That
the federal government should own and
operate the coal mines of the United
At Sewanee. Tenn.. teams renresent
ing Tulane university and the University
ot me :vuth will debate the subiect
liesolved, 'that the cabinet of the ores
ident of the United States should be
composed of members of congress."
ice President ' Coolidge, William II
J. alt, Oeneral Persians and others of na
tional prominence have been invited to
address a great Americanization rallv to
be held tonight in Madison Sauare Gar.
dm. New York city, under the auspices
oi me American Legion.
In the Day's News.
Lloyd C. Griscom, who mav be the
next United States ambassador to Japan,
is a lawyer practicing in New York, who
has had considerable diplomatic experi
ence. He comes of a family conspicuous
in the history of shipbuilding on the Del
aware. Educated at the University of
Pennsylvania and at the New York law
school, he decided on a diplomatic career,
and went with Ambassador Bayard to
the Court vC St. James in lS0:t. Subse
quently he was stationed at Constanti
nople. Teheran, Tokio, Iiio de Janeiro
and Rome: the Persian. Jananese. Bra
zilian and Italian apiointments being
among the highest at the disposal of the
Washington officials. When in Tokio
Mr. Griscom was an onlooker behind the
scenes of the Russo-Japanese war, and
the interest he then came to have in
Japan and the Japanese he never has
allowed to wane.
Today's Anniversaries.
17GS Laurence Sterne, whose failure t
a preacher led to his becoming
famous as an author, died in Lon
don. lorn in Ireland Nov. 24.
1S37 Grover Cleveland, the only presi
dent to serve two terms that were
not consecutive, lorn at Caldwell
N. J. Died at Princeton, N. J.
June 24. 100S.
1S4G John Miller, representative in
congress and governor of Missouri,
died near Florisant, Mo. Born at
ZNteubcnville, ., in 1780.
1S71 The Paris Commune revolted
against the government.
1880 Chile prohibited the immigration
of Chinese lalwrers.
1S01 Queen Victoria and Empress
Frederick visited Eton college.
1S0G Methodist Episcopal conference at
Philadelphia voted to admit wom
en as lay delegates.
1008 Harry Orchard was sentenced to
death at Boise for the murder of
ex-Governor Steunenberg of
One Year Ago Toclaj-.
The Ebert government resumed con
trol of affairs in Berlin.
Washington urged Peru and Bolivia
to settle their differences amicablv.
Today's Birthdays.
William. Sulzer. former governor of
New York. lorn at Elizabeth, N. J., 58
years ago today.
Frank Moreh, prominent as a heavy
weight pugilist, born in Cleveland, V,l
years ago today.
Edith Storey, well known as an ac
tress in motion pictures, born in New
York city, 20 years ago today.
Xenophon P. Wildfly. former United
States senator front Missouri, born in
Audrain county. Mo., 50 years ago to
day. '
Little Benny's
Note Book
Pop was smoaking and thinking in the
setting room aud all of suddiu he sed,
Confownd it.
Wy, wats the matter, pop? I sed. and
pop sed, I told the tailor to come erround
for this suit tomorro and I uicnt to have
my other trousers pressed today so I
wouldent look like Charlie Chaplin wen
I go down to the office tomorro, but its
too late now, confownd it.
Me thinking, O boy, grate ideer, 111
press them down in the kitchen and wen
pop sees them in the morning he'll be glad
as enything and 111 ask him for money
for the movies.
Sownding like a pritty good of a ideer
by the sound, and I went and got pops
other pants out of his room and snucki
down to the kitchin with them, and no
body wasent down there and I heeted a
iron on the stove and started to press
ops pants on the kitchin table, wieh
nuthing special happened till I held the
iron too long in one place on account of
starting to think of something elts, and
there was a fearse smell and I quick took
the iron off and wat was on the back of
lops pants but a big skortched place the
shape of the iron, proving wat did it.
Wich jest then pop called down, Wats
berning down stairs, whose down there,
is-enything berning?
Sir? I called up, and pop sed, Is eny
thing berning down there?
I dout smell enything, I sed. Wich I
dident. then, and I quick snuck up aud
put pops pants back, and this morning pop
came down to brekfist with them on, look
ing down at them saying. Well for the
love of Mud and all the little Muds. I
thawt these trousers were in nrittv bad
shape but I had no ideer they looked like
i.eigium jest atter the war, wy theres a
million creeses in them. 1m a fine looking
spectacle to be going down town.
And he started to eat his brekfist with
a ixpression as if it wouldent be a good
time to ask him for money for the movies.
, Wich I dident, thinking, G, I hope he
dont try to look nt the back of them ware
i the shorten is.
Wiclf I tiope he never does.
Your are most cordially in
vited to the Hat Shop in
Barber Block Saturday,
March 19.
A French trimmer, Miss
Spalding, will show how the
hats are worn and will, make
suggestions as to what is
suitable for you.
The Hat Shop
Barber Block
J We can't very
well hold you and
slip' a suit on but
with your permission
we can put a suit on
that you won't want
to take off.
Co., Inc.
Members of Besse-Fo$er
in Dress
There are certain lit
tle details about a shoe
fitting that make for
perfection in foot at
tire. It is the differ
ence between getting
that really good fit and
style effect that every
woman admires, and
only half getting it.
These little details
are found in WALK
OVER Shoes.
Baldwin's Boot
34 Main St. Tel. 36-W
Here's Where the Joke
Comes In
In the picture. No joking in
our business. Straight state
ments of facts about our
service to all who intrust
their wants to our care.
The Park Drug Store
18 Main St.
'Phone 210

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