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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER? SATURDAY MAY 21M921,
5 r Urges Farmers to Hold Surplus Crops Over Haivest Professor Says Large Yields This Year Are Improbable Farm Panic Serious RUBLTXGTOX, May 2B Professor i. P. . Warren, head of the department of farm economics and farm manage ment of New York State College of Ag riculture, at Cornell university, issues the following statement regarding the present agricultural situation : i am asKcu ior a statement concern ing farm practice to meet the present situation. . "s "Wesare passing throdgh the most se rious agricultural panic thathas ever occurred. The Jtroduct of an acre of cotton, if sold this year, will buy ("l per cent of the quantity of general commodi ties that the product of an acre of cot ton would have bought as a live-year average before the war. Iiecords are available for 4.i years and in only one year, 18!)4, would the product of an acre of cotton buy so little. In making these calculations, the general price level used is the price level of 'all commodi ties' of the bureau of labor, , and the value of the cotton crop er acre as given by the Monthly Crop Reporter. Corn Buys Little. "In spite of the large yield per acre, the product of an acre of coriN if sold this year, could be exchanged for only 73 per cent of the average quantity of other commodities that an acre of corn would have bought as a live-year aver age before the war. This is the lowest in 20 years. If the calculations are made on the value of corn per bushel without giving consideration to the large yjcMi this year, we iind that a bushel of corn would bring the -farmer a purchasing power of (() per cent as much as the av erage for the live years before the war. This is the lowest since iS'.Hi. Even that year it stood at T4 per cent, so that cheap as corn was at that time, a bushel could be exchanged for almost as much general commodities as can be bought with a bushel of corn today. 'The product of an average acre of wheat in the Tinted States, last year, would buy SI per cent as much as the average,--acre of wheat would buy for rive years before the war. This is the lowest in !.'( years. '"The product of an average acre of oats, lust year, would buy 74 per cent of the usual quantity of other things, which is the lowest since ls!M. Or if we consider the price of oats, omitting the consideration of yield per acre, a bushel of oats would buy : per cent of the usual quantity of other things, which is the lowest, in ."" years. Worst Panic Ever. 'Such facts a the aliovc completely dominate the agricultural situation. We WEST BRATTLEBORO Miss Elizabeth Sargent, who has been at her "liome a week on account of illness, is out again. Miss-Evelyn Metcalf went Thursday evening to Springfield and Wcstlield, Mass.. for a few days' stay. Prof. E. A. T.utterfield, who had been hoarding at Pmle Stockwell's, has taken an' apartment in the Barber building. Mr. and Mrs. Bichard Ealiose and family are moving from the Trotter farm, which they have occupied two years, to the farm in Marlboro owned by Hubert Johnson of Brattleboro. Miss Emmerette Weatherhead is mov ing to the Grant house, which she recently bought. Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hough ton, who are now occupying part of the house, will move next week to the Greene house on Brook street. Mr. anil Mrs. Alva Stacy have sold their farm in this village to Jacob Eaible of Freeport. 111., wlio will move there. Mr. Stacy and family will move to the Frank Bichardson farm, where they will work for Mr. Bichardson. CHURCH NOTICES. Unitarian church. I tew i :. q. s. o- parish house Subject of All are wel- Bev. E. S. good pastor. Service in the Sunday morning at 10."0. pennon, Waysides Shrines, come. Advent Christian church, Hewitt pastor. Morning worship at 10.4.1. Subject As It Was So Shall It Be. Bible school at I"-'. Loyal. Workers at p. m. DeWeese P. DcWitt will address this meeting. Song service at 7.1.". led by E. F. Colton. Evening service at 7.'!. Sub ject, A Definite lurpose. Midweek' prayer meeting Thursday evening at 7.110. Swedish Lutheran church. Ilev. Oscar Cassling pastor. Sunday services at 10. "0 a. m. by Deacon E. Wennersten. Sunday school .at 12. The pastor will preach in Schenectady and Pittstield next Sunday. Luther League meeting Thursday at S p. m. Friday. May 27. a musical program will be rendered at 8 p. m., followed by refreshments which will be served by the Ladhix' Aid society. An admission fee will be charged. All are cordially invited to all services and meetings. SOUTH VERNON. Iv C. Allen is building a garage. George nice of Suffiield. Com., was a week end guest at E. 1. Edson's. A. A. Dunklee attended a Farm Bu reau meeting in Burlington Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Tyler of IIol yoke were guests of Mrs. Ella Beers la$ week. " Bev; and Mrs. M. M. Adams of Boston are vilsiting Ins mother, Mrs. Adams, at the Home. Mrsi W. L. White went Monday to at tend tiie funeral of her father, Mr. Wis wall in. Keene. Bayinond Dresser and Margaret Thorn- Bring Your P tions rescn Here If yon want them filled with the purest and freshest drugs, and with the great est care and accuracy filled precisely as yonr physician orders them filled, to produce the exact effect he desires. We are proud of the record we hare made in our prescription department. And yet we fill prescriptions at very reasonable prices, and fill them quickly, too. J C. .Thomas , PJu G, passing through the worst panic that ever occurred, but agriculture is bav a panic on top of a panic, for the nig disc rcnanev between agriculture and utlipr thin !" i a nanic in itself, "In the countries of Europe the index numbers of prices -show that food prices are not low. In some countries, as Ger many, the food price is higher than the general price level. The general panic is world-wide, but the superimposed ag ricultural panic is centered in the United States. Other food-exporting countries are somewhat similarly af fected. World's Supply Not Excessive. : "Under these circumstances that have never before occurred what should the fanner do? My judgment is that the world's supply of food products is not excessive if the food were located where it is needed. Of course, it is very unlike ly that .such a favorable season will oc cur again. The yield per acre, last year, for the six grain crops was i: per cent above the average. It seems, therefore, that the individual farmer should go ahead with his farming operations, as near to the normal as he can considering the credit system. Of course, he will go slow in new ventures, and some of the land which normally fails to pay ordi narv farm wages to the farm operator might well be allowed a year in which to recuperate, unless its operation can be conducted incidentally to the operation of the better land. Store Crops on Farms. '"However, the most important single thing for farmers to do aside from con tinuing to work as usual is to hold on the farms a large amount of this year's grain "crops and other products. The only place where such excessive crops can be stored is" on farms. City stor ages are spectacular, but for capacity it is the multitude of small cribs and gran aries that count. The l." per cent extra crop due to weather is not to be expected again. The farmer who holds some of this unexpected surplus to meet the pos sible .unexpected shortage is performing an important public service. This serv ice, however, is not understood by per sons in cities, for the reason that they do not comprehend the variability of crops tlue to weather. One of the most important factors that helped to prevent Germany fnmii winning the war was the large reserve held on farms, out of the excessive crop of 1S)1." which made, it possible to get through the spring of 1!17 without a food calamity for Eu rope. "It is always puhlie as well as eis that in the food reserves be they have been t injes in t he past. in the interest of the in the interest of farm years of bounty, large built up on farms as done so many. many And in the past, thev have thou tlwavs proved to be needed al ii sometimes the carry-over had to remain large for a second year. as. both of Xorthfield. were married by Bev. 1 1. E. Buff urn May 10. Mr. and Mrs. Warren Shine of Con cord. X. II.. visited their parents. Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Stone, Friday and Sat urday. Bev. B. E. Keeney will preach at J he Advent Christian church Sunday morn ing at 10.4.- o'clock ; Sunday school at noon : Loyal Workers" meeting at 7 o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kerrigan of Lex ington spent the week-end at E. P. Ed son's. They came to attend the christen ing of Mr. and Mrs. Edson's infant daughter. The ceremony took place Sun day in the Human Catholic church at Xorthfield. Mr. and Mrs. E. P Edsoji gave a week end party to a few friends and guests Saturday evening. Music was furnished by William 1 Ioughtaling on the violin. .Mrs. G. F. Skillings accompanying on the piatio. A very pleasant evening was f pen.t ami a dainty lunch was served. Mrs. Jay Johnson gave a party to her little daughter. Margaret. Wednesday from 4 to C o'clock, it being her seventh birthday anniversary. About 0 of her schoolmates were present. They were entertained with music and games. A luncheon of sandwiches, cake, including a birthdav cake, and lemonade were served. Miss Margaret received a good number of remembrances from her friends and each one who attended tho party was given a pretty souvenir May basket tilled with different kinds of candy. f WOULD STOP SLACKER LIST. Kentucky Congressmen Introduces Bill Ordering Suspension. WASIHXGTOX. May 21. A bill di recting the war department to suspend publication of slacker lists pending fur ther investigation as to their correctness was introduced yesterday by Senator Stanley, Democrat. Kentuckv. The years ostrich old. live to Le about ninety 1 rTllMIMIlfc MTU WW are has Mi Opportunity for a Safe Vermont Investment Washington Comity 5 Bonds Tax Exempt Free from all state and local taxes and federal income taxes ' These bonds are issued to build a hospital in Montpelier for Washington County MATURITIES $2000 12001 2000 2000 2tM0 000 due due due due due due Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. 1032, 193:5, 1931, 1535, 193B, 1937, at at at at at at 101.8t 101.92 102.02 102.12 102.78 Maturitffs 1932 to 193G yield 4;80 P.O. Maturities HARRIS, EORBES & CO: . Incorporated 35 Federal Street, Boston 25 24 Z3 22 K 38 4 21 2o 15 umm& t4 18 Trace four more than forty three, See what's in the tree. Draw from one to two and so on to the end. BRATTLEBORO LOCAL The funeral of Warren Miner, who died Wednesday, was held yesterday in Bond & Son's undertaking parlors. Bev. E. O. S. Osgood, pastor of th? Unitarian church, officiated. The burial took place in the Miner lot in the West Halifax cemeterv. The bearer were Warren I,. Walker. A. D. Hoiton Charles Miner of Brattlelx.ro and Fred Miner of West Halifax. Mrs. Jennie Whitney of Conway, Mass., came to attend the funeral. Brattleboro motorists will le interested in the following from the Keene Sentinel regarding the oiling of roads in Cheshire county. .Vow Hampshire: "Motorists will do well to look out for applications of tar or asphalt ic oils on state roads in the county beginning next week, according to Division Engineers Hastings and White. The west side road south will be in poor shape for well painted cars after Sunday in Swanzey. Winchester and Hinsdale. Aork in Charlestown. AValp.de and Al stead will follow about the L'7th in Keene and Marlboro on the south side road about June C. and in Dublin and Pcterboro about June S or ." :..SI7 BUM ABKKSTS IX NEW YORK. Police Srie Over SI ooo.OM Worth of Liquor .Much of 'It Poison. NEW YORK. May missioner Enright said police had so far mailt violations of the laws bad confiscated liquor 21. Poll cp Com yesterday that tin ' ."..SI 7 arrests for sinee April 4. and valued at l12,- IHHI.IHHI. " And they have saved a great many lives in doing it." he said, "because a i:tie part ot tnc liquor that has bee tested has Iwcn found to be poisonous. ne asscrteq ttiat three-quarters of the saioous wineii were doing business a mourn ago nave closed up because of the rigorous enforcement of the law by the ponce. negar.iing Attorney General .sew ion i opinion that the police have no rignr to stop and search automobiles, omnnssmncr Enright said that the po- ... . ......,.,, . ,,v courr decisions only, not by opinions of law officers. He s.tiu uie won nl continue to stop and s.iircn macnnies ami to follow their pres mil iiiciuoos mi a II cases, mil I t,.,.i by court di ... "it1-" 11 IMUII! ADOPT TAB IFF BILL REPORT. House Is KxiMH-ted to Soon Follow Senate in Its Acceptance. n.Mii.(iin., May 21. Another s.ep umani enactment of the emergency lonu uu, lauen yesterday with the .oiopuoi, oi me conference report by the .senate wiumut dehate. The house is ex pected to act finally on the measure in the near future. 'Plu vnln .... ,.!.....: it At m - 'i"iUim nt i no conference ' 'r1 "r.l - ive Democrats .V.-...HM. oi .vrizona. l'.roussard of Lou- i.-yu.wi, ixeiiuricK ot Wyoming. Bansdcll of Louisiana, and Sheppard of Texas, voted for the conference agreement, and one Kepublican, Moses of Xew Hampshire, voted with the majority of Democrats against the measure. l,f li.Jft-.aJ i " iT " "JT AND TRICES $2000 due 2000 due 2000 due 2000 due 2000 due Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 193K, 1939, 1910, 1911, 1912. at at at at at 102.S9 103.00 103.11 103.20 103.30 103.39 Feb. 2000 due Feb. 1913, at 1937 to 19H yield 4.73 P.c. 7 M IT 35.. 2. f v . - 39 41 4f . l 9 v y 50 Years Ago Happenings of May, 1871. Taken from the Files of The Phoenix Our fire companies are out "squirt ing" several times a week lately, pre paratory to parade day, Saturday, May 27, wheu they expect to "squirt " a good deal. The Grand Army .boys are making preparations for observing Memorial day in an " appropriate manner. The services promise to be of more than us ual interest. Bailey 'a circus and menagerie which exhibited here on Wednesday drew about the usual attendance, and, so far as we observed, wa3 attended by less than the usual amount of drunkeness and rowdyism. i Sparks from a passing locomotive last Saturday set tire to 73 cords of wood be longing to the Connecticut.. Biver rail road, near the track below South Ver non, when were totally consumed. The rails for several rods were destroyed by the heat and new iron had to be laid before the trains could pass. Peach and pear trees have been in blossom for a week or more and the apple trees an beginning to show their colors. The Frosts which have recently visited this section do not seem to h!lve done serious injury. While T. L. Johnson of Guilford, with his one-horse team, was waiting at Es tey's grist mill near the railroad cross ing Tuesday' afternoon, his horse was frightened by a passing freight train and ran back tqward the track. Mr. Johnson sprang to the ground, but being unable to control his horse, his waaon was struck by the cars and hurle.d against a pile of railroad ties crushing it to atoms. Mr. Johnson received some bruises as did the horse which nar rowly escaped being thrown under the train. Bev. L. J, Matteson and wife have gone to Chicago to attend the Baptist anniversaries, beinz instigated by their parishioners who presented them with a big roll of greenbacks for the purpose of deraying expenses. They will be ab sent two Sabbaths. The pulpit will be supplied next Sundav by Bev. S. S. White of Pondville. We are glad to notice that the village authorities have begun the adoption of sanitary measures in the removal of the accumulated mass of half decayed rub bifh on the cast bank of Main street in the rear of the stores. This bank lias so long been a receptacle for all man ner of uncleanness that it has become a first clans nuisance ami we hope thor ough work will be made of it. The house of Bev. J. Chandler at West ISrattleboro was entered on Thursday evening of last week while he and his wife were absent on an evening visit, by a combination known as the "Heading club." who proceeded to re move the furniture from the parlor, tear up the carpet and throw things into con fusion generally. After carrying on at a hij;h rate for something los than an hour ther decamped. Wnerf'the pastor and his wife, arrived ftt their home at nine o'clock whnt was their 'surprise to see the parlor floor covered with ft nice new carpet, all fitted and tacked down T-X mTTT ri w omen s oumm&r G rea Women's Dark Brown Kid Low Shoe Velt sole, 18-8 heel; good quality. Women's Black Kid Low Shoe t Welt sole, 18-8 heel; broken sizes. ' Women's Patent Leather Low Shoe -Low heel, welt sole; comfortable shoe. Women's Comfort Low Shoe Soft black kid leather, lowr rubber heel; very easy. . . j Young Ladies' Patent Leather Pump Narrow' toe, low heel, light soles. Young Ladies' Gun Metal Calf Pump . . ' Narrow' toe, low heel, light sole. Young Ladies' Dark Brown Calf Lowr Shoe Very low heel,' English last. Young Ladies' Gun Metal Calf Low Shoe Very low heel, English last. . Young Ladies' Patent Leather Ankle Strap Pump Low heel, English last. Women's White Canvas Low Shoe Medium toe, low rubber heel. SPECIAL NOTICE OUR SPECIAL SALE OF WOMEN'S PUMPS, TIES AND OXFORDS IS STILL GOING ON They are going fast. Have you selected your size yet? Original values $5.00 to $6.50. All Welt Soles. Special Price the Pair $1.98 , Now on display in our Women's Department. UNHAM and the furniture standing in the ac customed places just as if nothing had happened. They haven't yet got over wondering how such a conspiracy against the peace ant order of their household could have been carried through so successfully. A shocking and f atal accident oc curred on the 12th insti., to the six-vear-old daughter of Judson) Goddell of West Dover. She was spending the day with a neighbor, Mrs. Atwoiod, an aged lady, who gave tier a, lighted) candle .and asked her to bring some potatoes from the cellar. Hearing the ultle girl scream Mrs. Atwood hastened to the cellar am found the child's clothing on fire. She attempted to put out the. fire but with no effect. They were wholly consumed and the child so badly burned that she died in a few hours. A little daughter of TJ. T. Corser of Pummerston fell into a tub of hot water and was badly scalded on May 8th, fatally it was at first feared, but now she is thought to be doing well. Jamaica's faithful postmaster. James Daggett, is laid as4de from active duty by a fall he sustained a few days since at his office. Ilia infirmities brought on by his service in the Union army and the satsfaetion he gives in the duties of his office have won for him the gen eral regard and sympathy of the com munity. Married in TSrattleboro, Mar 18, by Bev. X. MighiU. Mr. Albert E. Thur ber and Emily Ilapgood, both of Brat tleboro. Petersburg, licewoman. ' Va., has a colored po- BROOKS HOUSE G. E. Sherman Manage FIRE arid LIFE Insurance Strong, Reliable Companies Sanford A. Daniels "Crosby Block, Brattleboro A TV fl TTfcTfc nHT 9 The Family tfy "THE BRANDING IRON," VITAL STORY OF MOUNTAIN GIRL First Book by Popular Author Enacted by All Star Cast at Goldwyn Pictures Studio The latest Goldwyn feature produc tion, entitled "The Branding Iron," is a vital story of human desires, with a ' powerful love theme, enacted by an all star cast which includes Barbara Castleton, James Kirkwood, Sydney Ainsworth, John Carver, Bichard Tucker and Albert Roscoe. Under the masterful direction of JJeginald Barker, who has been re sponsible for so many Goldwyn suc cesses, this latest production will be presented to motion picture audiences throughout the world, with the as surance that it embodies only the best elements of the many necessary factors of successful motion picture .production. THE MOUNTAIN PRISON y Joan is the daughter of a liquor crazed trapper, who keeps her im prisoned in his dilapidated hut in the mountains of Wyoming, because he sees in the beautiful girl a striking resemblance to her unfaithful mother, whom he shot in a frenzy of jealousy twenty years prior. One night Joan sees her opportunity to make a dash for freedom, and leaves the shack. In the foothills of the mountains, Joan takes refuge in a ranch house, where she meets Pierre, a handsome primitive type of man, who woos and marries her. Pierre takes her to hislonely cabin, where they nrc both happy, until Joan's father discovers where she is, and comes to warn Pierre that his wife is so much like her mother that he may at any time expect to find Joan unfaithful. BRANDED During the absence of Pierre, while he was on the range with the cattle, Ilolliwell, a young preach er, with a kindly interest in Joan, makes frequent visits to ,the cabin for the purpose of interesting the crude, little girl from the backwoods, in books. Joan delights in reading, and upon Pierre's return tells him of her bid for education. Pierre warns her not to see Ilolliwell again. Joan innocently disobeys his com mand. Bike a" maddened ' animal Pierre ties her to the bed post, and with a white hot iron, which he. TTTJ O iOrVR Foot H 7Tn otv&re a r nee I Any ' 1 Pair Shoe Store tt nan mT Trir tt iOi ri I MJKi5 iXJU boastfully said he used for cattle, brands her left shoulder, utterly deaf to her agonized screams, and blind to the horror she expresses. SAVED Her cries are answered by a man who opens the door and shoots Pierre. The stranger advises her to come away with him, and in going to his bungalow, Joan faints from pain and exhaustion. Awakening she finds herself in a luxuriously appointed room, furnished in Oriental fashion. HIS LOVE DEN Prosper Gael, a cynic and man of the world, her rescuer, and owner of the house, had furnished the bungalow for another woman who had decided not to leave her husband to live with Prosper. Although he refuses to marry her, Joan lives with Prosper and is overjoyed in her new surround ings. Believing of course that Pierre is dead, Prosper is kind to her, and encourages her to sing and play the piano, stimulates her desir to read, and makes a veritable paradise of hi little bungalow for the girl who had missed all the finer things of life imprisoned in her mountain home. THE TURNING TOIXT But her happiness was suddenly clouded. One' morning a small grey envelope came for Prosper. The ar rival of that envelope was the turning . point in her life. It is the smaller things that always wrought the big gest changes. She could not read the letter. Prosper kept it, announc ing that he was leaving her forever. Before leaving the house, he gives her a sum qt money, which Joan disgust edly turn? over to the Chinese serv ant. HER DECISION Imprisoned by her father, the cru elty of her husband, the man who educated and cultivated her all left their impressions on- the character of Joan. What should she do? Where to turn to? From a distracting mass of conflicting desires she determines upon a course that will thrill with its rery bravery.' ""The Branding Iron"' comes to the Batchis theater, commencing .Monday, May 23. Adv. To TT A wear at 1 l i t I f r J 1 UIU J ff ft'!