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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER. SATURDAY, DECEMBER IT, 1921.
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The Reformer is on sale every evening by the following news dealer: Brattleboro, Brattleboro New Co., C W. Cleavcland, S. L. Purinton (Esteyville), Brooks House Pharmacy, Allen Depot Mews stand, Gilbert J. I'ollica, 297 South Main St. (Fort Dummer district). West Brattleboro, J. 1. Stockwell. East Bnmmerston, M. E. Brown. Putney, M. G. Williams. New-fane, N. M. Batchelder. West Townshend, C H. Grout, Jamaica, R. J. Daggett. South Londonderry, F. H. Tyler. South Vernon, E. B. Buffum. West Chesterfield, N. H.. Mrs. W. Sweeter. Hinsdale, It. H W. IL Ly man. Greenfield, Mass., Greenfield News Co, Greenfield, Mass., C A. Hays. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 17. 1021. HURRY! L2 ;M0RE DAYS .IT NO T.EXTLEMEVS AGREEMENTS" One of the most wholesome signs at Washington is the giving up of the plan if there was any definite plan of the sort to leave the conclusions of the big conference to mere "gentleman's agree ments"' among the representatives of the conferring powers. The President seems merely to hove been rounding out public sentiment by the suggestion that he might adopt this device instead of formal treaties. If so, i:e has not been left in doubt. Public opinion, especially as registered in the press, has opposed any such informal agreements, preferring to have everything "nailed down" in the form of definite treaties, approved by the Senate and formally placed on recrVrd l?fore the world. This is surely the best way, best to avoid political opposition in this country and best for the general effectiveness of the plans agreed upon. Americans are sensative about things being done by the mere fiat of the federal executive, though the Monroe Doctrine was declared ami upheld by such a process. As for effec tiveness, the history of China in recent decades is one long record of "gentlemen's agreements" made and broken. The more formality ad improssiveess there is about the adoption of international compacts, the more likely they arc to be observed. TItADE UNION FARMS. , A successful British farmer. Edge by name, has undertaken to prove to the un ruly labor unions of the island, "that farming, like every other industry, will only pay wages that are earned." He has offered to hand over $100,000 worth of land to his employees, without cost or rental, if they will agree to draw their wages from the land's earnings. The employees have refused, and. now Mr. Edge has extended his projosition to any reputable labor body. lie wants one of agricultural workers' unions to try its hand. If would he a good thing for England, and for the rest of the world, if some or ganization were to make the test this land owner suggests, and it might go far toward bringing peace to industry by teaching useful lessons to labor, or capi tal, or both. It would he a good test of the co-operative idea as applied to farm ing. England's food problem has been a vex ing one for decades, yet great areas are lying waste in moor and parkland. If un employed people can be brought to un productive land, both will be the better for it and so will every one else. Secretary of War Weeks, submitting an excellent plan for a reserve army or ganization of 2,000,000 men. finds the public singular uninterested. It is not They Arc All On the Same Rope JIT. a mere paper plan. The materials to realize it are ready at hand. There is a good regular army organization to serve as a framework for emergency expansion. There are plenty of trained men recently mustered out of service, and plenty -of training camps and eauinment. The country could easily be put into "a more complete state of preparedness" than it has ever been in time of peace. And the public loes not get a bit excited about it. Some time that plan may.be realized, if need appears or war fears are re-aroused. For the present, it is clear that the na tion's mind is so bent on peace that it wants less armament rather than more. The mails must be getting safer. A $10 bill attached by a string to a tag was sent by mail from South Carolina to Washington. I. (. and was duly de livered to the addressee. However, if anybody contemplates sending us any currency for Christmas we'll take it in a sealed and registered envelope, please. A P.ellows Falis man claims he has dis covered a way to reduce coal bills. In I the fall he fills part of his cellart with leaves and from time to time places a small quantity on the burning coal in his furnace. lie says the addition of the leaves makes the coal burn longer. Leaves are certainly cheap, plentiful and avail able at just the right time in this section. Mrs. Asquith, wife of the former Brit ish premier, comes to America next month and will lecture on People I have Met. When she returns to England she will doubtless have ample material for another on the same subject and perhaps it is well we won't be there to hear it. According to the Burlington Clipper, merchants in that section are displaying wine sets along with other holiday goods. Owing to favorable location they may still have a use for 'em up that way. Seeing that winter does not legin un til I'ecemher "J, we are constrained to remark that we have been having some rather snappy fall weather this week. James Liddy, inventer of the spring bed. who has just died at the age of 93, made a considerable contribution to the world's comfort. Won't this new invention to take the darkness out of the movies also take some of the loving couples out of the movie houses? The Language of Good Fellowship. (Bar re Times.) There may have been some difficulty between Foch and the Vertnonters at Brattleboro to let each other know just what was being said in felicitation, but there was no doubt about the spirit of good-will that was back of the words. Foch is said to be only an indifferent speaker of English, and, presumably, he is no better at understanding the English that is addressed to him. But thev all jtaikeil the same language, that of good ieuowsmp; only the vehicle ot expression whs more or less foreign. Our Distinguished Guest. (Rutland Herald.) Brattleboro and ad ia cent, territorv did themselves proud in the welcome to Mar . shal Foch, with some assistance from the American Legion and the state of Ver mont. For once, the distinguished guest j not only passed through but stopped long In the Bulrushes Still. (St. Johnsbury Caledonian.) A brewery 3,700 years old has just been discovered in Egypt. Where was Moses when the light went out! CLIPPINGS 1 With Now a Comment and Then f f Onlx a Caption. i T -"-"-."--."-"''-"--"- The more intimate activities of the Vermont farm from "Greasing Biots in Vermont" to "I'Aitting the Cream in the Well in 'Vermont" have all been so cele brated in rhyme as to now be familiar to most of the peoples f the world. But one humble household task that is close to the throbs of Nature's heart down on the farm is still unsung by our major poets and is is apparently up to the min ors to do the best they can under the circumstances. FULLER WOE. Brewing in Vermont. (Apologies to l)aniel L. Cady. t Chop a little wood. Bill, An' fix the kitchen fire: Then rout out the ole still An' call yer Aunt Keziah. Tell her that the home brew Is gettin' mighty low An' we've just got to make a few Before it starts to snow. There's a tub of rijx mash A settin' in the sheds. An plenty more of makins I Both here and 't. Uncle Jed's. There's a barrelful of cider And of wines we've got a few. But we all feel so much wider When we're tilled with good home brew. So punch the fire a little See, the mash begins to stew ; Now put ice on top the kittle And we'll soon be gettin' brew. I'p in Vermoi't we make it Iti the good old fashioned way. An' when it's done we take it Yessir! Take it every day. F. W. The Opening of the Sausage Season. W. P. Unyee laid their old horse Chub to rest one day last week. W. 1. Royce butchered a seven-months-pig that dressed :5,",( pounds. Hartland Four Corners item. The Linolyprr's Bull. Ohio paper There was a very pretty wedding on Tuesday when Ilalph Oood man and Hattie Roberts exchanged the cows that made them man and wife. Boston Transcript. Pa Gets Facetious. FOR SALE CHEAP A sofa in good condition. Daughter married and do not And He Did! GOSH! & MfcN oqowning! I MU5T THROW HIM A LIFE' P1?E5ERVE1?;J c AND HE DID- By MORRIS Protected by George Matthew Adams need it. Ed Wathers. Guide Rock -Sentinel. It's a great disappointment to our Tulip to find that Miss B. Seltzer of Springfield. Mass., answers t: the name of Beatrice instead of Bromo. Correspondents Will Have Their Little Joke. Ed Slatterv did not like that job of courting at Mankato as well as the one he did at Henry Debus's a few years when the Kchooluia'am boarded there. "rown's Creek item Fur garters are the latest fad. being made of caracul, seal, or any pelt that matches the wearer's suit, coat or dress. Fashion note in Hartford Courant. As Ezra says, this is going about fur enough. Fond Mother to Young Son "My hey. you must not shrxt craps, for life is just as precious to the little craps as it is to us." Somebody's Still Wearing 'Em. Clippings Editor: Since reading in your valuable paper the advertisement of agents wanted to sell flannel petticoats. 1 feel that perhaps the country isn't "going to the dogs" after all. N. O. O. O. Having a Swell Time. Mrs. Harry Howard and six children are ill with th mumps. North Barring ton. N. II., item. Flora Replies. My wife. Flora Perry Bnshre, having left my bed and board without cause or provocation, I will pay no bills of her contracting after this date. EDMUND BUSHEE. My husband, Edmund Bnshee, has posted me. This. is a joke as I could not buy my salt on his credit. After assault ing me. for which he paid a tine, inid after other intolerable abuse, I did not leave his bed and board, but 1 went at his request, and bv his force. FLORA PERRY BUSHEE. Posting notices in Manchester Jour nal. I j Abe Lowrey is still hitching his hrrse , at Mr. Smith's gate. Watch out, Mr. '. Smith, you'll lose your daughter. Blan sett notes, in Waldrou ((Ja.) Advance Reporter. Abe inay be planning to live with the in-laws. LITTLE BENNY'S AS NOTE BOOK Lee Papa THE PARK AVE. NEWS Weather. Loom1. Exter! Big Reward. Puds Simkins offers ,2 cents reward for the ded or alive capture of whoever plugged up the holes in his mouth organ with puddy. Among those sispected of the crime are Keddy Merfy. Ed Wernick. Lew Davis and Artie Alexander. Sissiet. Mr. Leroy Shooster wawked with a slight left handed limp last Sundey I on account of his new Sundev shoes and ixpect-s to do the same next Sundey. Pome by Skinny Martin Fizzeology I feel strong and athaletic Like the statue of the Greek But if somebody mentioned a errand Id sudd inly grow very weak. Wimmins Notes. Loretter Mincer mad a lenunin meirang pie all last Wed nesday aftirnoon and the family ate it without enyliody gessing wat kind it was. Do you want enybody followed day or nite? Ahsilootly confidential. Sid Hunt, private and public!; dcteektive. Avver t izemont. Lost and Found. Neither. MY NEIGHBORS. My neighbors all are splendid jays, a credit to their race; and evermore I sing their praise upon the marketplace. And so I've mads the discords cease that used to jar my nerves, and any gent who longs for peace must emulate my curves. Time was when I would pass along the evil tab's I heard, and say that Johnson's life was wrong, Jones was a wicked bird; it tired me that I must endure Jed Bunkum and his gall ; and sinful motives, I was sure, inspired my neighbors all. It is not strange that men grew sick of hearing talk like that, and now and then a well-timed brick would spoil my Sunday hat. And when I found I had no friend in all the region nigh, I reared my person up on end. and asked the reason why. The reason was not hard to tied; I saw it, through my tears; and I remarked. "I have been blind and batty all these years. I have refused to see the good in any human skate, and now, throughout the neighborhood men sing the hymn "of hate. They throw their tin cans in my yard, they sic dogs on my cowl and I. a fat and futile bard, can see the reason now." Then I reformed, and on my lyre I made a solemn pledge that I'd find something to admire in all men, and not hedge. So I began to roundly boost Tom, Dick, James, John and Jake, and neighbors bless me when I roost, and praise me when I wake. Copyright by George Matthew Adam Today's Events Rt. Rev. Edward P. Allen, Catholic bishop of Mobile today celebrates his 40th anniversary in the priesthood. lion. William Lvon Mackenzie King, who becomes premier of the Dominion as a result of the recent elections, is 47 years old today. The biennial exhibition of paintings by contemporary American artists is to be formally opened at the Corcoran gal lery in , Washington today. The bar of the supreme court of the United States is to meet today to adopt resolutions in memory of the late Chief Justice Edward 1). White. A hearing Is scheduled for today on the petition for a receivership for the Croton Iron Works of New London, Conn., a shipbuilding concern controlled bv Charles W. Morse. Today's Anniversaries. 177S-I7S3- 1S07- 1I2-117- ir Humphrey Daw. inventor of thi! miner's safety lamp. lorn at Penzance, Ens. Died at Geneva,; Switzerland. May 25. I-"'. I Mordecai Hartley, Ohio 144-10. born eountv. Pa. Died at governor ot ; in Kavette Mansfield, O.. Oct. pi. s70. -Jehu O. Whit tier, the poet, born at East Haverhill. Mass. Died at Hampton Falls. N. IL. Sept. 7. 1R02. -Sidney ISreese was elected I nited States senator from Illinois. -Maria Ixvuisa, second wife of Na poleon I., died in Vienna. Born Dec. 12. 1701. 1S74- lohn B. Rice, a noted theatrical manager who oecame mayor ot Chicago and a meinlier of eon7ress, died at Norfolk. Va. Horn at Eas ton. Md.. May 2. lr. The Boers established the South African ' Heoubbc with Paul Kru ger a president. -French deputies fixed ten hours as a day's work for railway em I loves. 10, lc07 In the Day's News. j Sir Frank Dyson, who has leen awarded the medal of the Royal society fcr his researches on the distribution and movement of the stars, has lieen astronomer roval since 1910 Previously he had been astronomer royal for Scot land for five years end before that had For the Next 5,096 81 Municipal Service Company C Per Cent Cumulative Preferred Stock plus 2a Ter Cent Additional Dividends from November 1, 1921, to November 1, 1931. Tax Free in Vermont. Dividends Payable Quarterly, February 1, May 1, August 1 and De cember 1. Price $100 and Accrued Dividend The Municipal Service Company serves a population of SOO.OOO in Penn sylvania, Virginia, Ohio and Georgia with electric power and light. Has paid dividends regularly since its organization in 1912. 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Since 1894, when he lirst became connee-ted with the Royal ob servatory, hn has taken p:rt in a num ber of expcditifins sent out to observe total eclipses of the sun and other as tronomical phenomena. The leading part which Greenwich has taken in the exe cution of the great international pho tographic surv. of the heavens also owes much to tne personal effoYts of Sir Frank Dvson. One Year Ago Today. Police Inspector () 'Sullivan, of Dublin castle, was assassinated in the street in the Irish capital. Today's Birthdays.. Dr. Pierre Roux, for many years direc tor of the 1 asteur institute of Paris, horn (iS years ac today. Pear Admiral Richard (" Fighting Dick') Wainwritht, U. S. X., retired. Itor'i in Washington, D. C, 72 years ago today. William Lvon Mackenzie King, who is to be the new premier of the dominion of Canada, born at Kitchener, Ont., 47 years ago today. Clinton Posters Woodruff, a noted pio- : 1 ..........,,.,... 1 i. 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