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Why no consult i. j ai jnce and avoid possibl serious consequences. r jr P va it m t MX is mi OPTOMETRISTS BRA TTLEBORO, VT. LESS FII-THY LITRE Old currmov, however welcome in the Iay envelope, never is quite so pleasant to the hand and eye as crisp new bill It is good hear from Washington that the treasury A- partment's presses are in creasing the supply. For six months past, that department admits, the country's currency has been in had shape, soiicr. v. -ink led anil, no ; ' r, germ-laden a w 11. The govern iic'-m' money rrirtt!!i plant was rtshed Willi ti:u proilu-.li : :i ot orner securities and ar a resuR could not issue and put into circulatisn bills of the smaller de nominations fast enough to meet the nrr mal demand for new money. Banker and merchants complained. They like to give new, clean bills to customers when ever possible, and they learned years ago iow fond the women are of those which crackle as they fold. Secr-ary Mellon, in response to the busiii- protest, ha made plain, that every ei'fort is being made to remedy c- v- litions. lie is asking congress for the necessarv appropriation to continue tne ncreascd production of new currency un til the llrt of the year, and believes that. by that tin.c his department will have caught up with the demands again. The money is bei::rr put in circulation through the federal system which, in turn, is col lecting and destroying all bills that fall nto its hands unfit for further use. Truly, the world grows fastidious when merchants' association make formal ap peal to the government for- clean money for their customers. Canton "Jiffy Bat" Garages Fire-Proof (Ml IN in :- U IliS! I M r ; j! iijj ! j j. j jjj i: Portable steel garages, made of galvanized sheets that fit well, look well and are storm- and wind-proof. Cost Less Than a Wood en Garage Can Be Painted to Harmonize with Surroundings. For Prices, Etc., See William Cnshman Tel.563-W Guilford St. Advertise in The REFORMER Back to the Good Old" Jitney " Time j Back to the Good Old "Jitney " Time (Cop)-iir'n - 1111 ' ' is either lovesick or homesick;, his wife is in olorado visiting. Aurora. R. J. Smith can whinny and make a colt follow him better than its mother can the first human I ever heard of who could master the horse language. Miller, , N ome people bite off more than they can "chaw". Since Walter Pate got hia new teeth he has. his mouth so full of teeth, there is no room to "chaw". Iloberg. . One day last week Walter Ruark de cided to take a little spin and as he backed his 'Henry' out of the garage he found the driveway too narrow and ran over the chicken house, much to Walter ' embarrassment., lie wouldn t havel blinded' jsq! much, he explained, if his wife and daughters hadn't been watching. Randall. Mr. Frank Gibbons was very unfor- ate last week m having a valuable struck by lightning. Mr. Gibbons savs the cow had all her upper front teeth knocked out, and he is afraid, he will be" very much hindered in eating and so that she will retain her value, he is going to have a set of false teeth made for her. Jewell. Today's Events tuna cfKv Taint l"p. Clean Up Week. Dick Tedrick's front is receiving - a fresh coat of paint this week. Randall item. When playing poker, Simon Clair Sure is a busy duck ; He has to walk around his chair So he can change his luck. Thomas Cat. A finer chap you seldom see Than Alfred Walter Grew; He always has a recipe For a new brand of home brew. Ezra. formed in Greenwich during July, 70 had the five-day wait waived." Not a very gleeful reception for Hie 17 members of the Harvard glee club who landed in New York Friday from a Euro pean trip. They all had to be vaccinated. For safety's sake why not make all applicants for nvtor dnt er's license show that they are expert in driving a car with only one hand? Monday and yesterday were the cool" et day of summer. Hark back to July 8 and 1) to ward off nay feeling of chilliness. Don't get "pinched'' in Rutland county. Its new county jail had stand ing room only when last heard from. President Harding set a good example. He accepted his new stepmother with a smile. it would not be to the interest of the pa per to publish the item, thinking that newspapers can be deterred from doing their duty to their .readers by threats. It is not that way. The method of get ting an article into the Evening Argus or any oiher responsible newspaper is to come around ami demand that it be sup pressed. This portion has been made near on many occasions. If one wants to bo surc&fc get an articlo in the paper can nrountr a out ! ind demand that it be kept An Abhs Administrator. (Rurlington Free Press.) In the selection of the Rev.- Paul D. Moody as president of MidtHebury col lege, the trustees of that institution have reaclftd a happy solution of the problem facing them. He is recognized as a scholar as well as an able administrator. He has served as a pastor in Vermont, in New Yark city and elsewhere. He has thus cultivated a troad field as a student, while at the same time he has gained a fairly comprehensive idea of Vermont spirit and of Vermont institutions. We predict for Moody a brilliaut administra tion at Middlebury college. EDITATIOX AND THE JOBLESS The growth of human intelligence is shown in the desire manifested on every hand for better education, and the reali- r; that education is essential to get- ii'u ahead. The editor of a newspaper column de voted to the problems of feminine minds finds that right now questions as fo rib bons and hearts are less common than appeals as to how to improve the ness outlook. Girls who are out of j.'os r engaged in those which are distaste ful want to know what and where to studv so as to improve their efficiency. Many are ready to use their savings in acquiring rurtner education, a similar tendency has been noted among male workers. It is safe to say that time and savings could be put to no better purpose than improving one's education, crn m m! and specific. When hard times co:n the ig norant and inefficient go first. The intel ligent worker who knows his job is kept on as long as there is a shred of anything for him to do. His employers know that he is hardest to replace, and value him accordingly. One of the best things about hard times is that they make people think about such matters. The first question that the jobless one asks himself is, "Why did it have to be me?" The second ought to be. "What can I do to prevent its happen ing again?" It is a hopeful indication that so many persons are answering their own questions with one word, "education." The Spotter System. (St. Albans Messenger.) "According to the testimony in a so called moonshine case in Newport Thurs day, the state is employing liquor "spot ters' now, just a it used to under the old Vermont prohibitory laws." Mont pelier Argus. The most notorious and disgusting case of the use of siotters on record is that of the Newport training station during the war when the navy department, un der Secretary Daniels, sanctioned the use of young men to ferret out thoso prac ticing unnatural immoralities. Theup shot of it was the severe reprimanding by a senate investigating committee of Secretary Daniels and Assistant Secre tary 'sevelt for ordering sailors into uch wo.i:, involving, as it might, their own moral uowntaii. This was the spotter system brought to the 'nth power. Spotting, when ana lyzed, means nothing but state partici pation as an incentive to crime. the onlv thing that can be said in its favor is to appeal to the doctrines that the end justifies the means, a doctrine thnt. has been blasted time and t:i.i" ;i;,if;. ,o. actually, nothing can ! -a;d in iavor. Neither the state or t ; t'- i. r.u iiov. tii ment should resort t v. ;('. t:i.t':. ; r. by so doing the gover:cii TM l on the level of the hus I u -v k : Little Benny's Note Book BY LEU PAPE. CLIPPINGS W'hh Now a Comment and Then Only a Caption. Ma was imbroidering imbroidery last nite and she sed to pop, Willyum, you'd never gess wat I bawt down town at a sale today. You win, sed pop, and ma sed, How do you nieen? I ineen youre rite. Id never gess it, sed pop, and ma sed, Well then 111 tell you, 1 bawt the most adorable set of 6 little Japaneez doilies. Well, well well, and wat are you going to do with them now jouve got., them? sed pop. O. HI find a good use for them, they were ony 8 duller for the hole set, sed ma, and Hp sed, Maybe you can use them for blotters, do you think they would absorb ink all rite? Dont be silly, the original price was 11 dollers, sed ma. Wy dont you otfer them to the eov- !:ic it -etf eminent for targets, they mite be good i.l (!.' j targets in case of a war with Japan in-jsed pop, and ma sed, Now Willyum, tionjtawk sensible, I know the original price it in a cowardly iL::i'i t Kc.ui.-t; it against punishment. A public omciai was jo aoners because I saw ware tnev who resorts to the use of spotters there by seals the fact of his own unworthi-ness. "Time was," says the Holyoke Trans cript, "when the P,rattleboro 'Gretna Green' with Town Clerk Hopkins to offi ciate at hasty marriages came in for a lot of notoriety, aow the scene nas shifted to Greenwich, Conn., and the town clerk and justices of the pace hav been severely criticised for the way in which the Connecticut five-day law is evaded there. Of the SI marriages per The Vacant Judeship. (Rutland Herald.) Thr selection of a superior judge to smceed the late Zed Silloway Stanton pn inisos to be the enplete reverse of a sin pie proposition. Not only are there several good Wash ington county men mentioned for the va-e.-u-cy. including the governor's secretary, .In ins lllcox, and i red 15. 1 nomas, ab'y supported by the members of the Ai "eri'-an l.eion, but Wade Keyes of i i mp-.'. r:Uti as the "big brain" of the ho.'s-.- i ? representatives, conies from the governor's own county and is very highly recommended. There is also the northeast of the state to be considered, which has had no resi dent superior judge since Judge Slack was elevated to the supreme court. This, it is urged by lawyers practicing in the cwnties of Orleans and Essex, is a great inconvenience and would compel them to go to Windham county in order to gt papers signed as things stand now. I hey are therefore urging or are about to usge the appointment of Frank D. Thompson, now reporter of the supreme court and formerly a municipal judge in Orleans county. Geographically and by reason of a sort of tradition that supreme court re porters make od judges, Thompson's name looms rather large in the estimates. A Suggested Inducement. (Barre Times.) New England simmer hotel resorts like those in New York, are said to have been affected by the general business depression throughout the country and world : but the keepers of tEem are still hopeful as the early autumn and fall af ford splendid attractions for the motor tourists and lovers of nature. There is a feeling among them that September and October receipts will go far toward bringing up the season's total somewhere- near the average. A little inducement in the shape of reduced prices at the great hotel would probably have a Want News SHppresJeti (Montpelier Argus.) A somewhat agitated young man pull ing on a cigarette, dropped into the Eeve ping Argus office one aftecnoon and wanted an episode kept out of the paper. When he was informed that any matter which got into the police court could not be suppressed, he rather lthnated that had lit dollers marked off and 8 dollers put down insted. half price is wat I call a reel bargain, half price is 50 per cent. It mite be a good ideer to buy an other haff duzzen and then give the hole duz.en away to some worthy Japaneez family with 12 children, one for each child, sed pop. O Willyum, for goodniss sake, now thats enuff, wen you once get start ed oil a thing youre a reguler case of perpet ual motion, do you wunt td see the doi- 1ms or dont you? sed ma. W y not rapp a oinr in each one and auction them off? sed pop, and ma sed. .Mv mats enuft, thats too mutch, you can make your meenincless remarks to yourself for the rest of the writing be cause Im iroinz rite off to the movies. With she did, leaving me go with her proving some irood conies out of everv thing. With Taxes Falling Due. The house roof leaks upon botk sides, The shed has fallen in; The old pork barrel's empty, No potatoes in the bin. We 're in an awful pickle. Life's a constant fret and stew, The exchequer's quite empty With the taxes falling due. Not a decent shirt to wear. My clothing hangs in rags. The only trousers I can boast Hang like a pair of bags. Tb kids are all bare-footed. They have neither bpot nor shoe, But tiiey'll have to crin and bear it While taxes still arc due. Old Dobbin's got the heaves (The barn don't shed the rain), We turn him in the highway For we're out of hay and grain. We haven 't any energy, Ambition's all cskew; It takes the "gimp" right out of us To meet the taxes due. " ' My appetite is waning. The food is getting rank; In place of eating sirloin steak We feast upon stewed shank; My . wife is jarowing thin And I am getting blue. And for this reason only Those d taxes now are due. TAXI. From Here and There. Alas, Poor Yorick! IJorn. August 0, to Mr. and Mrs. Rol lin Yorick. Mayville, 111., twin sons. Mayville Herald. Festival 'of 4St. Bartholomew. One hundred and seven years ago to day Washington was captured by the British. The Rt. Rev. Theophile Meerschaert, Catholic bishop of Oklahoma, enters up on his 73th year today. The annual Iowa state fair will be for mally opened at Des Moines, today, to continue until September . .. f IJiicHK' win -oe uiw meewug jmce ij day of the twenty-eighth annual conven tion of the National Hay association. Members of congress will begin their long deferred summer vacation today. both the houses having agreed upon a re cess until Sept. 21.- j . .. i . r .: . In the Day's News William Nelson Cromwell, A who has been made an officer of the legion of honor by the French government, is, in many respects, the most remarkable fig ure at the American bar. Aside from his other claims to celebrity, he possesses the unique distinction of having received the most enormous single fees ever paid for legal services. For negotiating the pur chase of the Panama canal from Franca he is popularly credited with having been paid between one and two million dol lars. Mr. Cromwell is 67 years old, a na tive of New York, and a graduate of the Columbia Law school. For many years he has engaged in the practice of his profession in New York, specializing in corporation law. He lias been a promi nent factor in the organization of more than a score of the largest corporations in America. There was a time when the foot rocked the cradie. but it is now generally step ping on the accelerator. "Of Course," says Tulip, "I would hardly care to say that A. Tohlcatt of Ortonville. Minn., was a mean skunk without further acquaintance." All some wonwn know about business ethics is that a husband's stenographer shouldn't be better look:ng than his wife is. GRAND LODGE K. P. MEETS. H'ythian Sisters Elect Officers at Mont pelier Memorial Service. MONTPELIER, Aug. 24. The an nual session of grand lodge of the Knights of Pythias and Pythian Sisters began yesterday. The Ist Chiefs as sociation. of the Pythian Sisters held its session yesterday afternoon and elected the following officers: President, Maude Pierce, Hard wick ; first vice pres ident, Leora Kirby : second vice prest dent. Blanche Vanderloff, Burlington; secretary, Alice Dutton. Hardwick ; treasurer, Bessie Chandler, Bellows Falls ; marshal, Mildred Hardy. Orleans ; sentinel, Alice ing. Montpelier. The association voted $lt to the board of charities. Preceding this meeting a memorial service ror those who nave died was conducted. There had been 13 deaths among members in the state. The report of the officers of the Pythian Sisters also was made, showing 1.1 lodges in good standing, a net gain of 70 members, and a total membership of l,35o. i- t 1841- Today's Anniversaries Theodore Hook, novelist and figure in theg cmfwyepl frf rfr r dramatist, and long a noted figure in the gay world of London, died. Born Sept. 22, 1788. 1S50 Treaty between the United States and the Sandwich islands ratified. 18.J.T (ueen .Victoria visited the Paris Industrial exhibition the first English sovereign in Paris since 1422. lSGo'-r-President Johnson and members of his cabinet began a tour of the country, speaking in favor of the administration policy and against congress. ' 18f2 Sixty lives were lost in a fire that destroyed the steamship "Amer ica" in the harbor of Yokohama. 1003 "Lou Dillon" trotted a mile in 2 minutes, breaking the world's rec ord. "t!"' 1904 Beginning of the great battle of Liaoyang, between the Russians and the Japanese. 1919 I'nited States cavalry ended the chase of Mexican bandits. One Year Age Today Governor of Tennessee certified the passage of the federal suffrage amend ment. Leaders in the "outlaw" railroad strike were indicted by federal grand jury in Chicago. FIRE BUG GETS TEN YEARS. Warren Perham Sentenced for Burning Buildings in Hardwick and Greensboro. MONTPELIER." Aug. 24. Commis sioner of Insurance Joseph G. Brown re ceived notification last evening that War ren Perham, who confessed to setting fires in the buildings of Albert M. Par menter in Hardwick and Greensboro, was sentenced to 10 to 13 years' confine ment in state prison in St. , Johnsbury yesterday on a charge of arson. Jim Spiller says he is glad he has fin ished working his son s way through It was a Roman custom to hang beads college. Ionia. of red coral on the cradles of infants Harry Ranch is a very lonesome man and around their necks "to preserve se days. He reminds us of a boy who and fasten their teeth". Today's Birthdays. Kine Ferdinand, the present ruler of Roumania, born in Bucharest, 56 years ago today. Rt. Rev. Albion W. Knight, chancellor of the University of the South, born at Wlutprings, Fla., 6i years ago to day." ': Mrs. John J. Mitchell (formerly Miss Lolita Armour), known for her chari ties, born in Chicago, 25 years ago to day. Rev. Samuel A. Eliot, for many years president of the American Unitarian as sociation, born , at Cambridge, Mass., 59 years ago today. Rear Admiral John C. Watson, U. S. XV, retired, who distinguished himself in the war with Spain, born at Frank fort, Ky., 79 years ago today. The third finger on the left hand on which the. engagement and wedding ring are worn is anatomically the weakest of the 10. Tired and Nervousfrom the Lack of Sleep? Do You Know the Reason Why? And He Did! put Auu Voua aou on"fupfiop,,ssj eoNNfs xiM in vur Sleep time is the time when the reconstructive processes in your body are busiest turning food into blood, and nerve tissue, and living cells. That's the reason why lack of sleep makes you irritable, ineffi cient and nervous; and why you lack "punch" when you don't get a proper amount of the right kind of sleep. It has been the experience of many that the cup of tea or coffee, taken at meal-time, robs them of sleep. . In Gould and Pyle's Cyclo pedia of Medicine and Surgery you'll find that "caffein is a rap idly acting stimulant to the brain and spinal cord, 1 quickens the action of the heart, and raises blood pressure." .? This makes it a very good medicine if prescribed by a doctor for cases of collapse, when a pa tient needs to have his system abnormally forced into activity. But caffeine is not good for people whose systems don't need to be drugged. So if1 you don't get your proper sleep at night, it may be because you are being kept awake by tea or coffee: Stop tea and coffee for awhile and drink Postum the delicious cereal beverage. Postum is a pure cereal prod uct, and contains no harmful element whatsoever. Your first taste of Postum will surprise and please you. Many people prefer the flavor of Postum to that of coffee. Order Postum from your gro cer today." TDrink this ' hot, re freshing beverage in place of tea , or coffee for tendays, and see what a wonderful difference it will make in the way you feel. Postum comes in two forms: Instant Postum (in tins) made instantly in the cup by the addition of boiling water. Postum Cereal (in packages of larger bulk, for those who prefer to make the drink while the meal is being prepared) made by boiling for 20 minutes.