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The Brattleboro daily reformer. (Brattleboro, Vt.) 1913-1955, December 14, 1921, EARLY MAIL EDITION, Image 6

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cows dhixg srrcESs.
I'respcrity Follows Closely in the Wake
of the IIoll Weevil.
the dairy tow came
section of southern
to the
story of how
rescue of a
'A imfeP
paramount jf Jjr
Qicturt m
L It
So her husband thought! She
Wiw all wife-and-mother-and-home-girl.
A cross between an angel and
a first-class servant. .
As fer life's tltrill and tingle
well. Hubby found that in a
gorgeous creature who "knew the
world" and had more "pep."
Till his- meek little "helpmate"
learned the truth and graduated
from wife to woman!
A raaniace romance that gaily
steps out and visit sesame folks you
The Cast Inciudes
Mississippi which 'iifld become badly in
debt and greatly discouraged by unsuc
cessful attempts to grow cotton after the
arrival of the devastating boll weevil i
told by dairy specialists of the United
States department of agriculture.
For many years the section mentioned
had continued to grow cotton. The boll
weevil rcajhed the district in 1JW)K and be
gan to fchmv its effects the following year.
The year in which the weevil appeared,
the community produced M1.KT2 bales of
cotton, but the next vear receipts fell to
1S.17S bales. In 1!10 the crop was S.!K2.
and in only .'.I(S. The farmers con
tinued to grow cotton in hopes that the
weevil would leave their section, but their
efforts gave less and less promise. They
could no longer boy row money on the
prospective cotton crop and were forced
to mortgage their farm to the limit.
Finally the decline in-the rural districts
was reflected in the nearby city, A cotton-
and woolen mill gave up operations.
Everywhere business wa .affected, and
the whole region - faced fii'aiVcial ruin.
: i The business men becam" thoroughly
: aroused to the situation and began advn
: leafing the production of other crops in
: ' phe of cotton. Through their efforts.
!the farmers attempted to' grow peanuts.
5 ' cane, melons,- sweet potatoes and other
j crops, but because the soil had become
j depicted in fertility and on isocount of
lack of experience in producing and mar-
. ketinir the new crops, these attempts
: proved to be a failure. There were a few
, raorbaek hoggin the country, but little
J corn on which to fatten thV.a. There'
: were also a few scrub cows, which led
: -some enterprising citizens to believe that
the dairy industry could be developed, and
: ,as a result a' local creamery was built at
: 'a cost of S7..(Mt; It faidel. however.
within a yea', and although a second
ji effort was made to start it the result was
: ' the same. . ,
j At (his juncture the I'nited States de
5'pavtment of agriculture and the- state
nsVicultnre college became interested in
; the problem and dairy specialist was
f i. vent ti) the community. After making
3, thorough study of local problems, he in
i ; teresf ed many of the farmers in the
:, growing of such crops as would furnish
Jjfeed for dairy cows. L.-jrinncs and corn
were the crops best adanted to snuiKtrf tin.
dairy cow as well as to build up the
soil and keep it clean of weeds. He
ded. after some opposition, in getting
silos built before the end of tl.e fii-st-
summer. lie arranged meetings and cam
paigns on dairy subjects. He encouraged
farmers to weigh and test the milk from
each cow once a month, and in this wav
they were enabled to weed out the un
profitable animals. The creamery was
reopened, and by proper management and
an increased supply of V1jlk from the
community, the attempt proved to be
very successful. Many former cotton
growers became full-fledged dairymen and
are nor making a greater profit than thev
ever bad made. The business men in the
town are becoming enthusiastic, and local
bankers, though skeptical at first, are now
supporting the movement and are privid- bulletin fmggets that different kinds
ing funds for the purchase of better dairy sizes of coal should be tried out.
cattle. I "The best ami l.iglu;.st-prieed heater
The work of improvement in the com
munity has spread to nearby sections of
the state. Other creameries have been
established, and from thi.-t beginning, the
publication says, the dairy cow has grad
ually won her way to prominence in the
section where "King Cotrou-" had fViled
for years.
Expedition Brings Back
Civilization. Une of its
Story of Lost
Rulers Traced.
Georee A. lieisncr ot Harvard was re
cenrly made known from the university
otfices. These excavations now make it
.possible to tell the history of Ethiopia,
Fwcity-sSx generations of Ethiopian
kings have been unearthed in their tombs
and the recovery of material buried for
more than 2.000 years brought to the sur
face. The joint expedition which has made
possible these discoveries was in charge
of rrofesso'r Heisnor. who is back in
Cambridge after ten years in Egypt, and
it was sponsored by. Harvard University
and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
The discovery of the lost civilization
of Ethiopia was made at Napata. the
ancient capital of that country, but now
called Gebel Baikal. Napata lies in the
Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, at the southern
end of l)o:igola province, at the foot of
the Fourth Catnracf. and the royal ceme
teries were found outside the city, one
on tlte north at the modern village of El
Kur'uw, and the other on the outh at
Xurl. At the latter village, on . a low
knoll near the lliver Nile, looking out
over the sand dunes of the desert, the
Harvard-Boston archaeologists examined
a group of pyramids, which proved to be
the tombs of Uio -H kings and " queens
of Ethiopia from Olio to .T0 Ii. . most
o whose names had been lost to human
Excavation gradually uncovered
burial chambers of Tirhaqua. the king of
Ethiopia mentioned in the Book of Isaiah,
who was one of the. live Ethiopian won-
or.o by one
properly installed mav give : less satis
faction than the jioorest and cheaest put
in correctly," says 'the bulletin." For this
reason, a man known to understand his
business should install the plant. In se
Mting the furnace, consult owners of
homes who have ' had experience in oper
ating furnaces of different tyi's:
Practically all heating plants have
four dampers. A draft in the door of the
ash pit is opened to admit air through
The fire, which causes it to burh rapidly.
A check dariiiwr located in the smoke
pipe is opened to admit coal air into the
the Hue, thus interfering with the draft and
The fu'i storv of the discoveries by
Egyptian expedition headed by Professor , retarding the burning of fuel in
Sunless Sunday
Two-Reel Comedy
Mat.. 2.20. Child, 10c; Adult.lTc
Eve. 7-8.43. Child. 10c; Adult, 2.Ve
Ora Carew
d j r j-
Si.v-Reel Drama of Universal
Gone Out of the Country
"The Mysterious Bond
One of five famous Nick Carter's j.
detective stories.
We predict lets of
happy men and boys
this Christmas All
seem to be buying
Initial Belts, Cuff Links,
Combination Sets, Ties,
Scarfs, silk and woolen;
Stockings, silk, cashmere,
woolen, lisle; GolF Hose,
Gloves, dress; Saranac Buck,
woolen; all in attractive
Christmas boxes; Bathrobes,
Sweaters, Shirts, Pajamas,
Mackinaw s. Sheep-lined
Coats, Hats, Caps, Helmets,
Co., Inc.
Members of Besse-Foster
ruled over i-gypi : ami men
were uncovered the tombs of
all the other kings, queens, princes ami
princesses of. Ethiopia for a period of
over our centuries, an interval ns loug
a-; that between the discovery of America
by (idumlUis and the present day.
After the excavations at Nuri, four of
the greatest kings of Ethiopia were still
lacking kings who like Tirhaqua. had
ruled Esypt as well as Ethiopia. In the
third year of search these four kings
with their queens, and indeed six gen
erations of their ancestors, were found
at the second royal cemetery at El
Kiir'ow on the noVtli if Naouta. It was
discovered that the royal family ot Kt Uto
pia had sprung from a tribe of Libyan!
nomads who had entered the province, j
then a part of Egypt, about !"0t I!. ..;
bad become Egvptianized. revolted from;
Egypt, and finally, under IMankhy. con-j
quvied the older country. 'From this sun-
M'nrehed place live of the kinc of Elhio- ,
it .i iiH run l.siPi ami "" ium- i
and had sent ineir am
ounts of Assyria and
j -rti i .
nearer, l ne tiamper located in
door is used i'of the same purpose.
Through it cold air is admitted directly
over the tire, and if opened wide, it acts
. as a check. When regulated proprly it
admits just sufficient' air to supplement
that admitted through the draft damper,
(aml causes more' perfect combustion of
jthe fuel. The smoke pipe damper is lo
cated between the furuace and the check
draft, and can be used to control the
draft above the fuel in windy weather
or at night.
j Ashes should not be i-rmitted to ac
cumulate in the ash pit. as this retards
the draff- and the heat causes the grate
bars o bertmie wai-ied and beuf. As a
rule It is not neces-sary to nhake down the
allies more than once or twice a day. ex
cept in very cold weather, and shaking
should be stopped as- soon as live sparks
begin to fall into the ash pit. In mild
weather, coal can be aved by permitting
an accumulation of ashes in the grate. -
It is economy to seal the cracks about
doors and windows with weather strips,
and, where the weather is unusually cold,
storm sash is recommended. AVith a wind
velocity of in miles an hour a crack of
three thirty-seconds of an inch, which is
much less than the average for doors and
windows, permits the passage of about
l- Cubic feet of air minute for pvvrr
j linear foot. An ordinary double sash
the ' window Mil ii.-l.w ;.i,k ,i t-
" ,W,I, lll,l mm I1IVUI.S
high) would thus admit ."' 'cubic feet of
air a minute. In a room 10 feet wide
by -O feet long, having two windows o
this kind, there would be required ap
pr ximately 4NO per cent more heat units
to beat it properly than if the entrance
of the air was controlled and a" complete
change allowed once every hour.
jii amiuicn to maintaining a
temperature, the moisture present
air is a great factor in heating
The water pan in the furnace
always be kept tilled, and other
provided for the evniwratioh of
the living room. Not only are
wnicii the air lias n Inch percentage of
m.-isture more economically heated, but
living conditions are more healthful..
in the
water in
rooms in
Now on Exhibition ut National Zoo-
logical Park.
AVhat is said to be the world's largest
captive snake is now at the Rational
Zoological Park in Washington. It is a
large regal or reticulated python that
once slithered through the Malay for
ests. From tip to tip it-is about 23 feet
long. W hile a- qcciiTien that measured
a little less than .30 feet lona was once
killed, it is believed the snake now in
.Washington is the largest on exhibition.
A special eageof extra thick glass
was built to Louse tho new python, which
lame" from' New Vork in a heavy
wooden box perforated with pmall holes
to allow circulation of air. The python
did not cat on its journey; it only takes
food nec iii'threv or four weeks. Hut
I heseiirfrequeirt meals usually consist' of
a Irtre pi; or even mnali deer or antelope,
which is crushed to death in the. col -of
the snake and then swallowed whole and
digested while the'sirnkp passes the time
lyin"- partly submerged in cool water un
til its next meal-time arrives.
If this great' regal python were a star
attraft ion in a circus it would probably
be. ba-ll.vhooed as a boa constrictor
that eats ''em nlive.' According to Dr.
X. liollister, Superintendent of the
National Zoological Park, who was
chairman of the new python's reception
committee, most of the snakes that ar.-
shown in the "greatest shows on earth''
and advertised as loa constrictors are
pythons. The circus variety o-f python
is usually of the rock or black species
which crows 12 or l. feet lon and is
found in South America.. These do tKt
compare in size wit h the "larger regal spe
ies that are found in the Malay regions,
iarts of Asia and the Philippines. The
Wahinpton Zoo has threr specimens of
the smaller vython;
Thi new snake has leen obtained as
uart imvTiient for a baby, hiimopotamus
that the National Zoological Park-raided
last year. Most of the additions to the
roo are obtained by exchange in this way.
Tie rew python arrived in New York
from the Orient through the reaular com
tncrein! cli.-H!,e'is ,f -"etl animal trad-
snake en t -2 per xuiiini Its
value was s,"whi. and it is csti
weiuh close to ioiiids.
in, 'i he
e chit n'e
u:atefl to
Today Presents
:- and
Extra ! Extra ! Extra !
"Hard Knocks and
the Nile Valley,
bassadors to th
Vcstern Asia.
t'arcfpl study
(riptions fou ml
the Harvard-!'.'
chronological U
ii;i during this
of the object and in-
in these tombs has given
-ton archaeologists a full
t of the kings of Etliio
, i ....
iicnoi.1 sin a Kiiiiv.ii-iis'
the condition
t e:nark!)b'e arts an
!t is s,-j id that the
Nuri can never hi
ind development of the
i crafts ot the time.
material discovered at
Why Not Everybody iet IJids?
CY-ir!;' K. Harris of Fort Worth,
Texas, a friend of Mr. Nubbiners in the
P'-inting business. g(,t .slightly peeved at
a letter from a doctor who wanted bills
n several thousand letterheads, different
rixe.-. different colors, and wanted the
imi:::K lorni neni siaiiuing. I tiarlev
took his typewriter in hand and wrote
.vm in i ne maiKet tor ii.uis on one
;xr-!t!"U for ajqtemliiit is. (n two or
five inch incisions with or without ether
al.-o with or without a nurse. If ap
pendix is-roumi to lie sound, want quota
tioi.'s to include putting back and cancel
ing order. If removed, successful bidder
expe, ti-d to hold incision open for ')
lays, as I expect to be in Jh?. market for
n: operation on pall stons fit that time
uri want to save the- cxira cost of cut-
iiag. - '
Iid Job Wdl.
(Rutland News.)
O. II. Harrow. P.ethel It. F. I. car
rier, who was attacked by a bandit and
had a light for his life while his horse
in the meantime was running away did
not need any marine to guard his mail.
Foolish threatened by a younger man
with a gun. himself unarmed, narrows
iceeeded in throwing the hold-up man
from the sleigh and eventually caused his
arrest. The mail man's route in winter.
particularly that of the It. F. I), carrier.
is a bard one and has to be made in
iiite of storm cr cold. I'nrrows did his
ib well.
Matinee 2.30. Children lie, 17c; Adults 17c, 22c, 28c
Evening 7 and 8.50. Children 11c, 17c; Adults 22c, 28c
In West Dover. Dec. 11. a daughter to
Mr. and Mrs. ictor Olson.
In Iirattieboro. Dee. 11'. a daughter
t Mr. ami Mrs. IJ. E. ( hoate. and
cranddaughter to Mr. and Mrs. James
E. Wyckoff of Chesterfield. X. II.
Jn Putney. Deo. 10. bv IJ.-v. Walter K
Curtis of Westminster West. Clyde K.ss
and Miss Charlotte (Jee. both of Putney.
One Way
In Erattleloro. Dec. 1". Mrs. Celissa
t Hubbard Stoddard. S4. widow of Ash
bel Stoddard of Chesterfield.
In Townshend. Dec. 11. Miss Catherine
Addie Chase. 2.l.
Hard Knocks and
Love Taps
Covernment Engineers Say Much Coal
Is Now Wasted.
The average houw owner burns too
, . . . , .... i. .1
.tuucli 'oal. principally oecause n- nu
not know how to restulate lus heater. s;iy
engineers of th1 I'nited States depart
ment of agriculture in a bulletin on
Operating a Home Heating IMant. Many
rural homes are now provided with fur
naces, and the publication was prepared
a a gaid.e to their efficient operati m.
i,:ii-tien!nHv i'l srettinz the most hnt out
of the fuel used and in making the home
as healthful as possible.
The satisfactory and efficient beating
of homes, according to the bulletin, re
j quires: That the diimr.ey Hue be of
I proper size ami in the proper pi nee: that
' the proper beating equipment be installed
correctly: that the plant be understood
; thoroughly ami operated so that it gives
the most heat from the fuel consumed:
that the house be constructed so that the
lieat is held in : that the air be kept moist,
and that enough fresli air bo admitted
either continuously or from time to time
to avoid the discomfort or unhealthful
conditions due to accumulation ,f car-i-lx;nic
avid gas. In selecting fuel, the
Braltleboro's Department Store
A Most Satisfactory Place to Select
Satisfactory Gifts
For here are found things which give lasting pleasure and
add to the attractiveness of the home.
Beautif ul Home Funiisliings for the Grown-Ups
Fascinating Toys and Playthings for '
the Children
W elcome to Everybody Whether You Buy or Not
Announcing a Gieanti
Sale of
Furs an
Fur Coats
- r Elliot Street
For Tvo Days Only, Friday and Saturday
December 16 and 17
worth of reliable furs and fur coats of every description,
direct from William Jackman's Sens Co., of New York,
the largest fur house in the United States, will be on sale Friday and Saturday at
prices you never dreamed could be so low this season.
Mr. Pahline, representing William Jackman's Sons Co., of New York and
Cleveland will be in attendance. His long experience in this business gives him
an unquestioned authority , to advise regarding any question you may ask concern
ing furs.
This big sale has been carefully planned and for this event we will have on
sale a wonderful assortment of furs of every kind. .
Every Garment or Fur Piece Sold Carries With It the Goodnow, Pearson
& Hunt Guarantee of Satisfaction
Make Your Plans to Be Here Friday or Saturday
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