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SACO, Me. Mrs. Hamilton of this city
tells of u quite painful experience she had
and how she came safely through it, ow
ing to a treatment originated by a Scotch
doctor. Mrs. Hamilton nays: "1 have
received great benefit 'from its use.- It is
the best thing, for burns, headache and
all kinds of pain. A short time since I
caught my finger in an iron trap, thought
1 had broken the linger, and would ,'ose
the nail, but I kept it saturated with
Mysterious Pain Ease and it came out
all right in a short time and did not even
leave a soar. I cannot say too much of
its merit. Hope it will always be kept in
my home,"
Through, the recommendation jof one
person to another Mysleriods Pain: Ejise
lias been "used for sciatica5. 'neuritis4, neu
ralgia, muscle cramps, chilblains, pain
arising anywhere from inflammation,
stiff neck, rheumatism, burns, sprains of
all kinds, lumbago and pain arising any
where from inflammation. Advertise
ment. .
Only By Expert Examination
ran the needs of the eyes be determined.
To choose glasses indiscriminately from a
lot of ready mades is a crime against the
eyes. If yonr sight Is not all it should
be, if yon have headaches and eye strain
yon need glasses. Come and let us give
yon onr expert eye service. No other Is
The Comfortable
As to income, he's no better
off than lots of other men.
But he doesn't have to worry
about tomorrow. Part of his
money goes regularly toward
a fund that will pay him $100
a month after age 60. If ill
or accidentally injured he'll
receive S100 a month right
away. If he dies prematurely,
his family will receive $10,000.
You can make the same ar
rangement. Inquire.
N. A. HOWE, Agent
Brattleboro, - Vermont
Connecticut General Life
Insurance Co. Hertford
. . . I
127 Mala" St, Ground Floor TeL 239
Bny. sell or exchange Oli rold. sil
ver. jvaiches, diamonds, runs, sporting
goods, ' tools, talking machines and rec
ords, antiques, field glasses, musical in
M rumen ts. books Tools sharpened, as
knives, scissors, saws, etc. -"
Violin Teacher
Call Tel. I76 M 10 Tutney Road
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method that the publisher can secure the de
sired service.
The Reformer is on sale every evening by
the following news dealers:
Brattlebwo, Brattleboro Newt Co., C W.
Cleaveland, S. L. Purinton (Esteyville),
Brooks House Pharmacy, Allen's Depot News
stand, Gilbert J. Pollica, 297 South Main St.
(Fort Diimmer district).
West Brattleboro, J. L. Stockwell.
East Dummefston, M. E, Brows.
Putney, M. "G. WUliams.
Newiane, N. M. Batchelder.
West Townsnend, C H. Grout,
Jamaica, R. J. Daggett.
South Londonderry, F. H. Tyler.
South Vernon, E. B. Butfum.
West Chesterfield, N. H., Mr. W. Streeter.
Hinsdale, N. H., W. H. Lyman.
Greenfield, Mass., Greenfield News Co,
Greenfield, Mass., C A. Hays.
The 1'nitcd States Las more than a
million weddings every year, but vc
build only some 70,000 new dwellings
every twelve months. Thirty years ago
there were 110 families for every 100
dwellings available. Now there is an
extra household for every fifth home. The
percentage of rent-payers and tenement
dwellers in our population is growing
every year and there has been no serious
effort as yet to correct this disastrous
The conditions which exist today dis
courage marriage and child-bearing.
They send husbands to boarding ,h,ouses
and brides back to their parents. They
stimulate social and industrial unrest,
for unsatisfactory living always tends to
forbid a philosophical acceptance f life's
other troubles. They militate against
national health, for as the average num
ber of persons to a room increases, the
death rate increase. Where parents own
their own homes, the death rate is less
than half what it is in the houses which
charge the lower rents.
The home-owner is never a prospective
convert for the agitator. He has a
.. . . . .
stake in his community, an interest in
its developing prosperity. He is far
more likelv to prove a dependable, and
,,. . , , . .. , '. .. , .
ultimately a substantial, citizen than his
renting neighbor. "
There are few governmental agencies
more deserving of encouragement and
support than the newlv created division
of liuilding and Housing of the depart -
ment ot commerce. -
When all is said and done, the scrap,
ping of half our battleships, present or
prospective, mav be no great sacrifice.
The magnitude and boldness of the Amer-
ican proposals have made people forget,
for the moment, that battleships have
become of doubtful utility in warfare. - 1 vuv V n e k 8
T, . Ulean-ui) of gowls in December.
Recent experiments in the United I Or can it come in December, as the re
States navy have seemed to show that Milt of a big clean-up of goods in Novem-
any battleship now existing or building , e!; , . . , , , , c
, I If a lot of people who have been finding
might be destroyed by bombs dropped J fault with poor business would simply
from airplanes in their present state of get busy and buy now the things they
development; and aviation is making', wiH, bu-v P month it would
, .... " product a big 'business revival at. once,
steady progress. .Many authorities have .u.i uin.
been insisting for some time that dread
naughts be abandoned in favor of air
fleets, for the double reason that the lat
ter , were destined to be more effective
and far less expensive.
Then there are submarines, which also
cost far less than battleships or battle
cruisers, and against which the capital
ships have as yet found no sure means of
defending themselves. Submarines are
continually growing in speed, size, range
and fighting power.
With such air and water craft, any na
val power may make itself dangerously
strong at. less ost. Thorough-going lim
itation will have to limit them, too.
. Pittsford hunter, evidently taken for..,
a deer by.,ome other nimrod, -"got a bul-
let through his hat very close to the top
r l,;.. i..t m, ..
vt 7 'Y"."-- I includes some of the very best), it has
sation he experienced in. finding, himself been held, rightly or, wrongly, that the
the hunted instead -of 'the jiunter caused I '"""f -owner-is apt to make he best citi
.. . '. ' , . . . , , Ijsen' because he has a conscious investment
him to immediately give up his intended n.l RtflU(, in n tmmnntv. If this is so.
trip and start for home. A miss may be
as good as a mile, but few care to act
as a target more than once.
The boy who used to be the envy of his
mates because his father gave him 2.1
cents a week for spending money wouldn't
cut much of a figure in his social circle
in this age of movies, ice-cream sodas
and other necessary (?) expenditures.
Turkeys are high and lobsters are
. ., t, . , .
low, says a Boston market report. Or-J
Just when mother has company
dinarily a low priced lobster might inter
est us but lobster doesn't seem to be
just the thing Ave crave for Thanksgiving
"Ford sees Harding and departs by
way of cellar," says a Xew York Times
headline. Departing by way of the fcliar
generally indicates that the call has been
a friendly one.
For one thing let us give thanks that
the country is nut in the clutches of any
I'eer for medicine had a short life mid
not a very merry one.
Who concocted that fairy tale about
turkeys being cheaper, anyway?
Christmas Shopping.
(St. Johnsbury Caledonian.)
Retail stores in many places are already
saying, "Do your Christmas shopping
early." This year there is a very strong
added reason for such a policy.
Formerly a great deal was 'said about
the severe pressure brought on store
clerks and mail and express emplnves bv
the habit of buying Christmas presents
during the brief period before the holinnv.
?nd then ending the;n all in a heap, it
lis a most inhuman and preposterous prao-
tieP. am, all that has bln Jy previously
applies now.
. Vl vpar: .if P0?!1)0 would start right
m today and buy their Christmas stuff, it
would do a lot to help trade. Many fac-
tories are still running on short time. If
the merchants could byhe first of De.
cember clean up a good share of their
holiday trade, it would enable them to
C ahead and buy new stuff. This would
1,, orH lot of people who otherwise
I would be idle or employed only on part
time, and would heln them tret through
the hard times of winter. j
There is hound to be more activity in'
t . i - r . m.: . n i i 1
' r i "r,u,,a? V"
holloa v rush nlwnvs turns 51 lot- of rnuw
into money and permits renewed buying!
nd sends ir thrill of energy into the work j
u"tar"U'aetUri-ng I)rot,uction a11 over the
Now the question arises whether the'
'country will get that new impulse of ac-
nearer. - I
Any merchant in Northeastern Ver-
mont would tell you that a rush of buy-1
ing in November would permit him to '
place new orders for stuff a month earlier
than he otherwise would.
Vermont Home Owners.
(St. Albans Messenger.)
More Vermonters own their own homes
in proportion to homes occupied than
the average of the country. In other
words, we have fewer "renters" than the
nation at large on the average. There are
11 states with a larg1 percentage of home
owners: Maine, Wisconsin. Michigan,
Minnesota. Iowa, North Dakota, South
Dakota. Montana, Idaho, New Mexico and
I'tah. The country's percentage of owned
homes is 4.".0 while Vermont's is "7..".
The national percentage of homes owned
free or encumbrance is 'JtSM U erniont s,
j ..!. Outside tue large cities where nm-
ited' Space makes costs prohibitive, and
eliminating those whose occupation is
more or less of a transient nature (which
erniont stands up
above the average.
witl the best and
National Guard Armories.
(St. Albans Messenger.)
Despite all talk of international dis
armament, Verinont towns and cities go
right ahead planning to spend some of
their own and the state's money for Na
tional Guard armories. And it is well
that they do. The large standing army" is
the source of expense. This generation,
nor this generation's descendants to the
tmrd (and more) generation, will never
isee tue time when it will be safe to go
without a- citizen army. The smaller the
professional force, the more imperative
that onr young citizens receive that meas
ure of training in arms that will make
them effective defenders of the nation's
honor and safety it some other power
should run amuck.
No Highway Advertising.
(Randolph Herald.)
The privilege of big selling corporations
to line the country's trunk highways with
fascinating pictures and good advice to"
the exclusion of nature's somewhat more
artistic efforts is rapidly being taken
away. Indiana has gone a step farther
than Vermont. That state prohibits ab
solutely highway advertising.
Mrs. Sarah Aiken of Albany, KS, lias
woven M yards of rag carpet in the last
few weeks.
Areiiie King, proprietor of a Benning
ton shoe shinfl establishment, is in the
Troy hospital with a broken right leg and
a severe cut on the head, resulting from
an automobile collision on the Troy road
at an early hour Saturday morning.
Alexander McCoy of Irotor, while
walking on the railroad track, was struck
by a train Thursday. Mr. McCoy, who is
deaf, evidently did not hear the train as
it approached. He was knocked into the
ditch and as soon as the train could be
stopped the crew" took him onto the train
and to the Proctor hospital. A eumpound
fracture of one arm seemed to be the ex
tent of his injuries ,,, , .
A peculiar animal was shot this week
by Oscar Vance of Groton on his farm.
The animal was aliout the size of a large
dog, resembled a fox in color, anil as
thought by some to be a cross between
some animal and a fox. It had a flat,
bushy tail, with long coarse hair around
its neck like a wolf, and some thought it
was n species of the wolf. It was seen sev
eral times !efore it finally came out into
the open when it-was shot.
Walter I.afountnin. 10. died Friday
afternoon at the Fanny Allen hospital,
Winooskf. of a wound in the abdomen
received Thursday afternoon when he was
bending over in a sleigh to wrap a robe
about his mother. Young Lafountain had
driven to the home of his uncle to bring
home his mother. Thinking he might run
across a deer on the way he took along a
rifle and deposited it in the bottom of the
sleigh. In some way while moving the
robe around the riHe was discharged and
the shot entered the youth's abdomen.
Miss Kerstin Hesselgren. a sociologist
of international reputation, is the first
woman to win a seat in the upper house
of the Swedish parliament, having been
elected for Gothenburg. Some years ago
Miss Hesselgran visited America to make
a first-hand study of social conditions and
problems on this side of the Atlantic.
And He Did!
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Today's Invents
H'rs Holiness Pope Benedict XV. is f7
vears old today.
-inlimil Mereier. the 1 '.el sri 11111 prelate
whose heroism made him an outstanding
figure in the W orld war, celebrates nis
7oth birthday, today.
Delegates from many states are ex
pected in Atlanta today for the opening
of the third annual convention of the
American Farm Bureau federation.
K''Ottnadian- publwhen and- authon Jkave
designated the week beginning today as
Canadian Book Week, to promote in
terest in the work of Canadian authors.
At the call of the 'Birth" Control league
a large number of American health offi
cials are to meet in New York city today
to discuss the subject of birth control
The largest display of fruits ever as
sembled under one roof in America will
lx ojMMied in Seattle today under the aus
pices of the Pacini: .Northwest rruit
Growers association.
At today's consistory in Rome Pope
Benedict is esiected to deliver an allo
cution dealing with ,the question of dis
armament. No 11 w eardinals are to be
appointed at the consistory.
Today has been set for beginning the
trial at Austin of Ijon I). Morgan, for
mer chief clerk of the Texas state treas
ury, who is charged with the embezzle
ment of SIS.000 of state funds.
In The Day's News.
According to despatches from Rome
Pone Benedict XV. is exiM-cted to deliver
an allocution dealing with the question of
disarmament at today s consistory, re
calling that he first suggested disarma
ment in August, l'.ll 7, when he submit
ted his peace proposals to the lieiligerent
nations. His holiness also has a birth
day today his sixty-seventh having
been born in the town of IVgli, near
Genoa, Nov. 21, 1ST4. He conies of a
family long prominent in the ranks of the
Italian nobility and was educated in the
College of Noble Ecclesiastics in Rome.
With his ordination as a priest in 1S7S
he entered upon a brilliant career in the
church. He became a protege of the late
Cardinal Rnmpolla. one of the niixt bril
liant statesmen in the church, and there
after his advancement was rapid. In
11HI7 he became archbishop of Bologna,
followed only seven years later by his
election to the chair of St. Peter.
Today's Anniversaries.
1708 (VI. Wilkins issued a proclamation
assuming a'civil administration of
the Illinois country.
17SD North Carolina ratified (ho consti
tution. 1S10 George Frederick Cooke, a cele
brated English tragedian, made his
first American appearance in New
York. - '
1S31 Gen. John F. Mil'er, Civil war
commander and U. S. senator from
California, born at South Bend,
Ind. Died Jn Washington, D. C,
March S. 1N,n.
1S.32 (Jreat riots resulted from a strike
of silk mill workers in Lyons,
1,S."0 The Grand Trunk railroad was
opened from Detroit to Port Huron.
1X02 The Presbytery at Cincinnati be-,
gan the trial of Rev. Henry P.
Smith, of Lane Theological scmi-j
nary, on charges of heresy.
1015) The prince of Wales placed a'
. t . 1 . 1 n ' 1 3 '
wreaui on me 101110 01 x neouoru
Roosevelt at Oyster Bay.
One Year Ago Today.
Twenty-four kiiied and seventy
wounded in fighting in Dublin.
J. L. Ilanion, Republican nntional
committeeman, . fatally shot at Ardmore,
Okla. v
Today's Birthdays. m
Most Rev. Neil McNeil, archbishop of
Toronto, born in Cape Breton, 70 years
ago today.
Marv Johnston, popular Southern nov
elist, born in Botecourt county, Va., 51
years ago today. . . .
Frank L. Kramer, oldest and most fa
mous of bicycle racers", born at Evans
ville, Ind., 42 years ago today.
Manuel Estrada Cabrera, former pres-
rJAV welt
Bat Masterson has laid him down to sleep a million years; in many a
sunbaked western town the old boys shed some tears, for he had won a great
renown among the pioneers. A thousand tales are told of Bat, who, in a
sterner day, was wont to lay the bad men flat, when they had come to slay
he was so fluent, with his gat he" had the right of way. f A mild and quiet pentjj
he seemed, an inoffensive hick, and 00 the Righteous guys he beamed ami had,
no bone to pick; tfmt when the bad man whooped and screamed. Bat plied hit
shooting-stick, nistfame was spread from coast to coast, so well he used his,.'
gun; anil where ho walked the wicked host was promptly on the run, and he!
was never known to boast, or shoot a nuin for fun. It was p grim nd
grisly tim, when voters shot on sight, and many specialists in crime made
,red the garish night, and every hour some chap would climb up to the
realms of light. The. bad men went abroad to slay, inspired by rancid j
wines; they came, to yell and whoop and slay, from "ranches, trails and'
mines; but when men said, "Bat conies this way," they all took in their,
signs. So all the toughs and gambling .sharks by Masterson were tamed;
with dead men corded in the parks, the Wild West grew ashamed; Bat
punctuated his remarks with bullets wisely aimed. The old wild times have
had their fling, red times of long ago, and iw the college, glee, Hubs sing
where herds milled to and fro; a floral horseshoe now I bring, for 'Rat,
who's lying low.
Copyright by George
ident of Guatemala, now under sentence
of death, born 04 years ago today.
Clark Griffith, president and manager
of the Washington American league base
ball club, born at Nevada, Mo., 53 years
ago today.
Most Men Have Delects.
If the man who measures you for your
next suit calls out "N. F. It. B." to the
assistant who jots down the measure
ments, take care! It is a warning that
your physique is not all that it should
be in fact a great deal less. It stands
for "neck forward, round back."
"It's the commonest fault in the phy
sique of our customers," explained a
tailor. "Most men have flat chest and
round bnck.N The army straightened
some of them up for a while, but they've
begun slumping back again.
"About one man in ten lias bow K'gs,
the Ixnv running from "i 1-2 to 4 inches.
Practically every mans shoulders are
uneven one higher than the other. But
that's so common that you wouldn't call
it a defect.
"Here's another thing I've noticed. Ail
the athletes, the professional strong
men, have sloping shoulders. The fel
low with the straight, heavy shoulders
whom you'd take for an athlete usually
isn't." Milwaukee Journal.
A Prison Visitor.
Ushuaia, the great convict colony of
Argentina, had a most unusual xierience
this southern winter, about which there
is a certain pathos. Late in June a
heavy snowstorm fell, and left two feet
of sparkling whitness' in the sombre,
walled patios of th1? prisons, so that many
men who had never seen the snow Ik-fore
thus beheld it when they were "in for
life." Stone walls could not a prison
make for the snow, which came to them
like a shining visitor in their duress.
From the New York Evening Post.
The First Snow in Vermont.
There's nothing anywhere I go
Tlrtft-liraH-R batch of country "Know,
The sort for which you don't prepare.
But when you wake, you feel it's there;
There's lots more light inside the room,
That nois js grandpa with. his broom:
A-towards the barn your eye 'wou 'east
And tay : "Well, wife, it's here at last r
The way the hitching post sticks through
It's sifted down a foot or two"
There's nothing like it, high or low,
A fall of good, domestic snow.
You hunt your frock and belt vour form
And ' bring the headstalls .in to warm;
A crop of snow is jest the thing
Until the wind begins to sing;
The dog jumps in and make a track
Around the little barn and back;
The stock enjoy it, every head ;
The colt wakes up and kicks the .died ;
The hens come out, the flirty things.
And powder up their bills and wings;
Jim Blood goes by with face .aglow
Hurrah! for gxd, old-fashioned snow.
The chores done ui it's middling still
You guess you'll slip a grist to mill,
And drive around and see Sim Dorr -And
get that buck you bargained for,
And find Mel Meiggs, he's pretty good
At helping haul the winter wood.
And fetch the mail and 'range with Rice
To blacksmith up for snow and ice;
It's sixteen corks, but what of that!
You can't provide eiich boss a n.at :
The snow is here and wise men know
That there's a business side to snow.
Tomorrow, if the stage gets throuj;'i.
You'll see the wood teams starting too;
You'll see the boys with dovetailed heads
Discussing various sorts of sleds. -
And talking 'bout the outs and inr.s
of wooden versus iron pins ;
Besides, 'twill take m several lays
To settle on the neatest sleighs;
But life's a joy, though chilblains bite.
The. world is loveliest when it's white ;
There's nothing from LaMotte to Stowe
That beats good, old. domestic snow.
Trusses, Elastic Hosiery
We are headquarters for Trusses of all kinds,
Elastic Hosiery, Crutches, Bandages and any
other accident goods which you may require.
Matthew Adains
&i?t'3&& K
Pop was reading the paper with his
feet up and ma was darning holes cut
of socks and I was looking over my
stamp collocktioA wondering wat would
happin if a Chinee sent a letter to Spaae
with a Germin stamp on it, ami pop sed.
He's a grate man. all rite, thcres no doul.it
of that he s a grate man.
Who, Mr. Harding' sed ma. yes. I
think he is. too.
Harding nnthing. Im. specking of the
grate and ony Charlie Chaplin, sd pop.
didenf you reed how all Europe went
crazy over him wen he was over there a
little wile ago?
Well wat of it. I dont think so mutch
of Europe, sed ma and pop sed. Be care
fill wat you say, if Europe ever jeers of
that there libel to be another war. but
leeving politicks aside Charlie Chaplin
is a grate artist.
Wats grate about him the size of his
feet? Ilee her. sed ma lafling. and I sed.
G. pp, do you remember the piekture
ware he's sipposed to be shaving his fsce
and some lady comes up and pats him on
the back and be thinks its some man and
smears her face ail over with shave
O deer, how. artist'uk, sed m'a and pop
sed. Yes. that -was rich, wasent it. but I
liked the piekture better .ware he gets
dough all over bis hands and then rubs
i if,1t'XitrrniVri'tcmt1A rl ie Chap
lin can rub.dough off on peeple;
Mersey it takes a perfeck artist to do
that O yes. sed ma, and I-sed. Well gosh,
pop, how about that piekture ware he's
sipposed to -he. a , ieeeem.-ui ,'and soaks
everybody on top of the 'lieijv.'a his club
weather theyre doing' enything or not,
ladies, and. everylKidy. .
My wat a artistick werk of art. bee bee,
sed ma, and pop sed. Benny, it begins
to look as tho your mother had no true
feeling for art, but we have, havent we?
and I seJ. Yes sir, tl.eres a Charlie Chap
lin piekture erroiind at tho Little Grand
tonite, lets go erroiind and in joy art, pop.
I m with you. sed pop, and ma , sed.
Is that so. well so am I, we'll all go.
Wich we did.
Where there is a
persistent cough or Of
i general rundown 4jL
U condition, there g
is a positive help.
Scott & Bowne. BloomfleU, N. J.
(Tzblets or Granules)
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