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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, MONDAY, JUNE 27, 1921.
HARDING T BECOME LEADER Congress, Hopelessly Di vided by Tariff Factions, Is Lagging , ... COUNTRY WANTS TAXES DETERMINED IJusiness Waits to Know Its Burdens President Sees Party Menace In In- activities of Congress Will Try to Kxpidite Legislation. By DAVID LAWREXCK. (Special Dispatch to The Reformer.) Copyright 1921. WASHINGTON, June 27. President Harding lias found it necessary to ap ply the executive accelerator to con gress. He has been reluctant to follow Improve Your Looks More phosphate if you want your com plexion to clear, eyes to brighten, and skin to become soft and smooth. Thin, nerve exhausted people grow strong on Pyro phosphate and the Brattleboro Drug Company guarantees it. Advertisement. in the footsteps of other presidents who drove congress with a firm hand, and he has resented the suggestion that he should dictate to both hjuscs. Hut after a lajwe of two months and a half. it has become apparent that the extra session" of congress will be fruitless un less the executive forgets his oft-ex-pressed ideas alout the complete sep aration of the functions of the execu tive and legislative branches of . the government and accept the role of party leafier, which made it possible for Pres idents Roosevelt and W ilson to get re sults in the congress, and which Presi dent Taft subsequently admitted that he, too, should have done early in lm administration. ' Like Beginning of Taft Regime. The situation today is strikingly par allel to that which existed a few months after Mr. Taft was inaugurated. Congress was then led by Messrs Al dricli and Cannon, who nad pronounced views on the tariff, with which Mr. Taft felt hesitant , to take issue. There arc no two leaders in congress who wield as much power as Ahlrich and Cannon, but in their places have arisen strong srrouns renresentint: class interests. The danger to Mr. Ilardiius legislative pro gram lies in the inability ot the Repub lican leaders in either house to adjust the differences between the various groups. The leaders, therefore, are re-i allv anxious for executive help. So tangled has the situation become that those Republican leaders who fore see trouble at the polls a year from this fall, when the present house is up for re-election, have discussed among themselves the advisability of sending steering committees to the White House to ask for help. Meanwhile, at prac tically every meeting of the cabinet, the President has been urged to take a hand vigorously and insist that congress A SLIGHT ERROR. IK 1 HME MY HAUT) X inTfftT-tfHI Kt H , - we, w w . t.,W nn mm, , mi B A Mil l , V. I!l I!!!!'i7 Mil HERE5 A IS HSN HOUSE. 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This is exactly the same weather prophet which was recently advertised in the Saturday Evening Post for $1.50 but by making a quantity purchase we have received a very special price, and offer them for one coupon and 85c. HERE'S THE COUPON CUT IT OUT THIS COUPON and 85c will entitle the hblder to one Genuine Hygrometer (as pictured above) by pre senting same at The Brattleboro Reformer office, properly signed below. Name Address . . . BRING THIS COUPON TO THE OFFICE OF The Daily Reformer WHERE THESE HYGROMETERS ARE ON . DISPLAY AND SALE. One of These Handsome Swiss Cottages With Its In- teresting Weather-Prophesying Tenants Will Make an Excellent Present for Someone.' BflBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB B a B B S3 19 B B B B B B B B B B H B B a a D a a E3 B B B a B B B B B a B a a n a B B B a a a a a a a a a m H B B B a a a B a a B concentrate on the to the utter exclusion of every other legislative proposal, however impor tant. Harding Decides It's Tinie to Drive. Thus the situation has been discussed without tangiidc results. .Mr. Harding has about decided to do a little driv ing, li'rst, with a gentle hand, and later with a lirmer application of executive pressure, if necessary, lie realizes that the possible los of the congress to Democrats in the middle of Jiis own term Mould mean certain disaster to to his own political fortunes. The im patience of the country for action on its legislative program has been so pro nounced that it is not exaggeration to say that evidence of real worry over the political outlook are beginning to accumulate on every side .1 nqtiestion ably, Mr. Harding will seek to convince members of congress that their fortunes arc inseparably bound up with those of the executive in the common problem of satisfy fug the demands made by the people in the last election for a restora tion of normalcy. Hius far the house has proved itself more responsive to popular feeling than the senate. Economy Through Disarmament. By slashing military and naval ap propriations, considerable money has been saved, which a generous senate would otherwise hae appropriated. There is an undercurrent of sentiment, however, in both houses that if some progress had Ix'cn maae on interna tional disarmament there might have &l" MAY REHABILITATE NEW ENGLAND FARMS Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce Wants Conference to I'rovide Prlianeial Hacking. V-OSTO.V, June 27. A definite step toward the rehabilitation of agriculture in New Kngland through the establish ment of favorable conditions of financ ing lias been taken by the .Massachu setts state chamber ot commerce, in a letter bent to ti. . li.wte, secretary of the Massachusetts State Bankers' as sociation, at the First National bank of Boston. This letter urges the state banking association to call a confer ence with the .state federation of farm bureaus, the object of which shall be to -find some way by which '"the agri-. cultural interests of Massachusetts may get bnaneial backing.'" The letter also embodies resolutions unanimously passed at a meeting of the board of directors of the state chamber i as follows: "'Whereas, the decline of New Hngland agriculture is a serious menace to New Kngland industries, and is due not to natural causes but to arti ficial causes which can be removed; and whereas, to remove the causes of the decline in New Kngland agriculture and put it on a business basis on a large scale are" essential, and cannot be ef fected without adequate financial back ing, be it therefore resolved, that the DISABLED VETS MEET IN DETROIT Will Perfect National Or ganization of WTorId War Cripples kt ill i U0. uu w h -1 GUESTS OF CANADA'1; FIRST EVENING after j$3- Every Meal" been an even greater economv. Disar- directors ot t he . Massachusetts state mament talk is no lonuer regarded as! chamber of commerce respectfully and the muttering of a few pacifists, but is seriously looked upon as a matter ot dollars and cents and taxes. But while both houses have been struggling with the appropriation bill which is, after all. a routine matter no bill ha been completed on the tariff or taxation. Bu-iness men who had hoped to know what the tax rate would be for next ear have been disap (Hiinted. Main- businesses have run their books from July 1 to duly 1 of next year. It had I wen confidentially ex pected that congress would at least have brought the tax bill to the committee staire bv July 1. but the bill has not got and nobody in congress ha an idea of just what kind of a measure will eventually be tangles the tar delay i ii that far accurate revenue passed. Trouble Ahead Over Tax Hill. Judging by the legislative which have arisen in handling iff. "there will be considerable getting the tax bill through Inith houses. Many conflicting interests have shown a disjHisitioii to wrangle about the tarill. but the controversies thus far ever the tariff are not a circumstance compared to the trouble which vs anticipated in framing a new fax bill. The chief ex ecutive alone will lie able to reconcile differences of opinion. And he will do it largely by executive insistence on comproini-e which would otherwise be refused if offered by congressional leaders. In other words, congress need executive guidance, and Mr. Harding has made up his mind to till the needs. earnestly suggest that the Massachu setts Jsiate Bankers' association invite the president and the director of the Massachusetts farm bureau federation to a conference, to the end that some way may be found whereby agricultural interests in Massachusetts may get fi nancial backing.'' In explaining the intentions and plans fcf the Massachusetts suite chamber, at the' meeting of thf board o-f directors, Nathaniel . Bowditch of 1-ramingham. chairman of the state ciiamlvr's -oni-tnittfe tor ttgrietrlrurf and markets, pointed out that with the population of Massachusetts steadily increasing, the acreage tlevoted to raising food for this population is as steadily decreasing, but that the tide westward which has con stant lv drawn the pioneers awav from I Massachusetts is now turning I hem (back to this state and that this is true of all New England, making possible a decided change in the agricultural situa tion if agriculture is given the proper financial backing. In exact iigurcs. Mr. Bowditch said, ipioting front the bulletins of the de partment of commerce, the improved acreage of farms in New I'ngland has decreased since l'.HO from l!.7H.'.m acres to 1 ('..."! i(U- a 1os. of '2.72 acres, while the population "has in creased in the" same time from f,.".2.1 to 7.4'").P'rr Iti Massachusetts the irn- has decreased from t2. 1910 to ,.4,.l,477 acres in Welfare of Wounded Soldiers to He Dis cussed tireat Parade of Disabled "' Scheduled for Tomorrow Will Have .Noted Speakers. PETU'OIT, Mich.. June L'7. Detroit today hung out the "welcome sign"' to American soldiers wounded in the World wa r. perfection of the national organization, discussion of questions .vital to the wel fare of wou tided soldiers, and selection of next year s convention city w ere anions the matters to come before the gathering before the final adjournment on Ti urs day. Today was devoted to registration of the several thousand delegates and to the issuance of credentials. Tonight the wounded men will be guests of the bor der cities of Canada at an entertainment at the Windsor Jockey club. Tomorrow forenoon, addresses of wel come will be given by Jjovcrnor Alex J. (Irncsbeck and James Cotizens, mayor of Detroit. The report of Judge Robert S. Marx of Cincinnati, national president also wdl be given. Anions the speakers on the program tomorrow morning are Jules Jtisserand, the French Ambassador.- and Chaplain Michael Aaronson of Baltimore, who will speak on Victory Over Blindness. - The afternoon tomorrow has been aside for a uniform parade of s:ll wounded soldiers. Features of the rade will be a float dYawn by six black horses, in honor of the nations soldier dead, and a jet black horse with inverted boots and a crepe 'rosette on the saddle pommel, escorted by a detail of six men with inverted boots, in memory of Col. Frederick (lalbraith. late com mander of the American Legton. recently killed in an automobile accident. Colonel Calbraith was to have taken a prominent part in the convention. Speakers for Wednesday include Ralph IIoit of Seattle. Wash., who will speak on The Disabled American Veterans in the West. Their Problems and Achieve ments, and Charles II. Miller of Imperial Vailey. Cal. I'd Lamblain. director of the federal board for vocational educa tion also will speak. The business session on Thursday, the last day of tin convention, will le con fined to adoption of a t)ii;;titution. se lection ef a permanent headquarters and the next 'convention city, and election of others. Next time you J.r. - , h . -1 want to concen- E: jy$r';;-J Wi WUHt JUST SUP Srf::4 B a stick of WRIGLEY'S 5 set the E aT 1 ' - t W x id", li' I'! trrrrrnn-iirmTuninn v 11 'f'l S between your teeth. lts a wonderful help s. in daily tasks and sports as well. Hazards E disappear and hard Places come easy. E for WRIGLEYS E gives you comfort and poise it adds 5 the zest that E means success. E Aareatdeal g for 5s I SKNATOK SKKS COAL FAMINE. proved acreage CONFLAGRATION AT HAMPTON BEACH S75.4!1 acres IV. a loss 13 kt cent. in of IWl.nl 4 acres, or about novkl casij at ;kkknfii:ld. Seven Hotels, 13 ' Cottages and Score of Stores Hum Feur Acres Devastated. HAMPTON P.KACII. N. II.. June '27. A Conflagration which swept through the hotel, residence and business districts here early yesterday destroyed seven hotels. i:i cottages, a large business block, a theatre, a dance hall, a large garage, two apartment houses and a score of stores, over an area of four acres, and caused a property loss of $4.00.000. Apparently the lire started from de fective wiring in the ceiling of the Strand Hotel kitchen. Mrs. Mitchell said that she was aroused Jjy a feeling of impend ing 'danger. 'She went to the kitchen and found the ceiling around the wires a mass of flames. She made an ineffective effort to drown the flames and. seeing that she would not be able to do so. called 4ier husband. He awakened his guests and then ran to a nearby house, whence he telephoned for the lire department, his own telephone having been put out of commission by the fire. In spite of ' the fact that the blaze was discovered in the kitchen of the Strand Hoterat :5.4." a. hi. by Mrs. C. (J. Mitchell, wife of the manager, and spread rapidly, all the guests in the various hotels and the residents of the cottages escaped from their rooms unharmed. In a few instances it was found necessary to break down doors to awaken guests. The owners of the hotels burned are: The Janvrin, Mrs. .D. A. Munsey : the Lawrence House. Mr,s. A. II. Harrington; the Antler. Mrs. M. K. Janvrin: the Sturgis. Mrs. (Juy Sturgis : 1 he Fairview. James Garland : the Imperial. Frank J. O'Dav. It was ostimated that the loss to the owners vmijd be heavy, as the insur ance was said to;he very r.utch lower than the value of the destroyed property. Two of the volunteers, many of whom assisted the firemen, weiy injured by burning embers. They are Joseph Pelon and his non. Joseph I'elon. jr., of New buryort. It was said that their condi tion was not serious. rroftderka Seeks Damages of Turners 1 Falls Co. for Drowning of Two .Men. f (JKFKNFIKLD. Mass., June 7 There was a hearing Saturday in the .court bouse before Chief Justice John A (Aiken on petition of C.estawa Pnoidecka I vs. 1 timers talis rower ami i.lecirie to to amend declarations. The cases wen "brought to recover "damages for 'deaths of John Kashimski and Leo Nawbrocki, young men drowned in Connecticut river bohnv the dam at turners tails, m winch it is alleged that deaths were due to drowning caused by opening of flood gate m the daur cutting tt escape of the young ; men, w ho were fishing from an island be low the dam. , , j Justice Aiken reserved -bis derision. Tloth cases were tried in superior court in the July sitting in 1020. and the jury returned verdicts for the plaintiff in each case for $0.::H. Loth went to the su preme court on exceptions of the defend ant and the higher tribunal rules that tin plaintiff cannot recover on the original declarations. Duty. Duty consists of that love of God and man which renders the life of the IndiTldual the representation and ex pression of all that he believes to be the truth, absolute or relative. Mazzlnl. Joss Sticks. Until recently'tbe composition of'tha cand!e known ns joss sticks was 'un known to most people. A stem of bam boo Is rolled In a substance consist ins of fourteen different odorous drugs. One of these protects the candles from rats and mice. The camphor used In the manufacture causes the Joss sticks to buru'stadll" "j mimimtTTTrpi A Real Gain . t6 Health and com fort is often found by turning from tea or coffee to POSTUM Cereal, and the taste is fully satisfied.1 Postum has charm " without harm. "There's a Reason1 Frelinghuj sen Says Passage of His Hill Alone Can Prevent If. WASHINGTON", June '27. A warning that a "tragedy in the nature of a coal famine" is impending over the T'nited States, and an assertion that all national organizations jn the coal industry "have united into "one big union' to continue their strangle hold on the necks ami purses of coal buyers" by defeating fed eral legislation intended to cope with the problem, were issued yesterday by Sena tor Frelinghuysen. Uepuldica n. New Jer sey. The statement referred to the contro versy over the Frelinghuysen bills, now on the senate calendar, one of which would facilitate granting of freight rates on coal lower in summer and higher in winter, while the second would establish govern ment sirpervision of coal price, production, stocks and movements. "If these bills are defeated, a tragedy next fall and winter in the nature of a coal famine, worse than ever experienced before, is inevitable." Senator J-'reling-huysen said, iwtinting out that his meas ures would come to a vote or bo sent back to committee next week. '"The fact is, I doubt if this famine van le averted, but we can prevent a second tragedy a year later." The Flavor Lasts I SEALED TIGHT 5 1 3 KEPT RIGHT Bll tMMMHMMIIHIlfWtlMlll EVEN PER CENT AFETY 1 1 yiERVICE i QUARE DEALING Vermont Loan & Trust Company Specialists for 35 years in FARM MORTGAGE SECURI TIES without a dollar's loss to any investor. BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT F. B. PUTNAM, Sales Manager DUNHAM BROTHERS COMPANY I a Another Big Lot of Small Sizes in s Low oiioes an limps Sizes 2l2 and 3 Only Will Be Sold at Great Sacrifice, Beginning Tuesday, June 28 iThis lot.includes many styles in women's oxfords and pumps tan and black leathers. Values from $3.50 to $6. Wonderful opportunity here for small feet. , ' - SACRIFICE PRICE, -THE PAIR 99 c ti jr. - . y "inff i