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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER? FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10; 1022..
3 AUDITORIUM I COMMENCING MONDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 13 Matinees Wednesday and Saturday :; By Far; the Most Brilliant Stock Company . to Ever Visit Brattleboro Monday Night Our Beautiful Opening Play VrVRKLE-HARDERfapRESEOTs J9 LRU RE ANCRcrr- lYEAR, , lUPntiACKtkTHEATRt NMCITK Other Plays During Our Engagement Al. II. Wood's jolly joy ride ran one solid year in New York without skidding or tire trouble but smashing the speedometer of laughter. ML :,s.nmmsimgr fTrl ill' ' I ijbtttFM ft r Tgt 1 J II firare Valentine's big New J w J II York sueeess. A tale of the LffLiifT' J JJ2 Maine woods. A Tale of the Orient, Superbly f Staged j A Story of Roman Love and Adventure. uLii HI tA CVRC nan CO RAB LES William Hodge's I.ate X. Y. Sueeess Laughter in I-arge Doses Kelieve Any Ailment A .Dramatic Thunderbolt. Another '"Light nin' " 'and "Turn to the Kight." BROADWAY. PLAYS BROUGHT TO YOU AT ONE-QUARTER THEIR REGULAR Price of Admisssion Matinee: Lower Floor 50c, Upstairs 35c. Children 25c Night: Lower Floor 83c, 1st Balcony 55c, Gallery 28c, 39c These Prices Include Tax Sale of seats now going on at Fenton's Men's Shop, Phone 476-W. SSE33 Time to Prepare for Ilousecleaning THIS WEEK WE OFFER A LINE OF BRUSHES OF ALL KINDS. Floor Brushes 65 to 3.00 each Counter Brushes 25 to $1.00 each Scrub Brushes 15 to 50 each DID YOU KNOW WE CARRY IN STOCK Separator Tube Brushes Floor Brushes Separator Spout Brushes Scrub Brushes Milk Can Brushes Counter Brushes Milk Bottle Brushes Paint Brushes Radiator Brushes Hand Brushes Automobile Brushes Wire Brushes Radiator Brushes Horse Brushes See Our Assortment of Hand Scrub Brushes at 35e eaeli For the first time in five years we offer :, Full Chinese Bristle Counter Brushes v at 50c eacli LOOK OVER OUR LINE. WE CAN SHOW YOU GOODS YOU NEED AT .Robbing. & Cowles, Inc. u, raw I 8l y$M 1 : m CONGRESS GETTING AFRAIDJf BONUS Insistence of President That It Be Met By Direct Taxation Bothers INCREASING TAXES NOT VERY POPULAR PLENTY LEFT Former Soldiers Resent Claims They" Do Not Deserve 'Donus Feel They Have IJeen XegleVted by Congress -IJonns Iieginning of Soldier Compensation. T'.y DAVID LAWRENCE (Special Despatch to The Reformer.) Copyright li''-. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. The sol dier bonus has become the biggest politi cal and economic issue before the United States, govei nnient. President Harding's tirni refusal to permit the money expected to be received from the allied war debt to be used as a basis for payment in bonds or borrowing has led congress to explore all the vari ous means of direct taxation that can be depended uinn as a source of revenue. As congress looks around for things to be taxed and sees political dangers aris ing from non-soldier multitudes, the task of voting the bonus becomes increasingly distasteful. The secretary of the treas ury has told congress that the money for a bonus can be raised by taxing' tobacco and ciaarettes, asoruie. a welt as cadi automobile depending upon the horse power, by taxing documents in real es tate and legal transactions and by re quiring everybody who cashes a check to atlix a stamp thereto on presenting it for payment. Resides this an increase from two cents to three cents postage is be ing seriously considered. Some of the government experts figure it out that the effect of a ttonus raised in that way will be to make the soldier him self and the members of his family pay out of one jHickct what he will be receiv ing in another. Already the congress fears the political wrath of the country for failing to reduce taxes appreciably this year and now to add instead "of sub tract faxes is something which Republi cans as well ns Democrats admit may lrring jnditieal disadvantages far to gether than the advantages of favoring the soldiers. The Real Trouble. The real trouble about the soldier sent iment as it is wafted here is that while many soldiers do not need a bonus or want it they are ready to jump on any body who says they do not deserve it. Some of the letters coming into the capi fol from all trts of the country reflect a bitterness such as congressional mail ha 'rarely witnessed. The fact that there is even a reluct ance to grant a bonus is in itself con demned and the ideas that the money isn't available carries little mnviction 'with the soldier folks who are all the jinore irritated because -congress provided for everything else before even consider ing a nonus. io tuosei wno iougoi io, preserve the government.' the. thought' of, paying out - money for new govern ment activities of any kind is a contra dict ion of Kit riot ism. Might Xot Reciprocate. Those who have been studying the poli tical effects of gtanting the bonus wonder whether the soldiers will take up the cudgels for the Republicans who voted it and otTset the criticism of "the others who are compelled to pay the bonus. If the Republicans could depend tin such a group of active workers they would not need to worry, l'.ut the fear is that the soldiers will feel toward the party in power very much as a debtor does w )0 has waited many months for a bill to be paid which he knows is due but which the creditor takes time to pay while he pays other debtors perhaps not so deserv ing. The feeling of the returned soldier that he has been neglected bv congress I ever since he came back from the war is coming to the surface in the demand for a bonus. Those who had no way of showing their dissatisfaction before with governmental "indiiFerences now are de l P015CH OUT OF HIS OWN 3J EM- t AMD HE HAS ENOUGH S (wood LEFT TO MAKE FOUR J OYuE. ma tiding the bonus simply because con gresis- is wavering about granting it. rs one soldier write:. "I do not .need the bonus but if it comes, I shall receive it as ungratefully as it is granted.'' The details of gov ernment economy have produced little effect on that small group of former service men who now occupy positions in Die linancial world and know the true meaning of higher burdens and further government borrowings. As for the sol diers themselves many of them write in saying they do not see why a govern ment that can provide compensation for the veterans of the Civil and Spanish American wars cannot take care of the many millions more who have fought in the war oversea in which the whole world was saved from autocratic rule and mili tarism. " More Compensation Come. One thing that is dawning on only a few memlKTs of congress and otticials, too. for that matter, is that the payment of a bono for the next two years will not immediately dispose of soldier cotn lensation. After that will come further reue-ts for aid and Secretary Hoover believes the onlv solution is to put nil the soldiers and sailors on a basis which enables them to draw what amounts to a pension the moment thev are ineanaei tated in civil life or become too old to sU port them-elve. From an economic aspect none of these plans will be welcomed unless Europe begins paying some of the ten billions she owes America. And Europe cannot pay that money until her economic re construction j stimulated. And that is whv Europe wants America in the Cenoa conference. I PUBLIC HEALTH COUNCIL ASSURED Health and Charitable Associations In Vermont to Comhine-'-Prepar-Ing Plans. lirULINGTt )., Feb. 10.--A public Special 1 r Ladies' Pure Silk Stockings, with a nine-inch ' lisle flare top; in black, cordovan and navy, ' Special Price $1.00 pair R. & G. Corsets, fifteen styles to choose from; lace back or front, 1.00 to $4.75 pair Russians do not drink tea out of cups ami saucers, hut out of a "stakan." a large glass tumbler in a silver holder. For chapped hands and cracked fingers use Victory Cream, I'.Oc. Root's Phar macy., Advertisfu.ijnt.. l-H-3-t. health c.runcil for Vermont is now prac tically an assured thing. At the meeting in the Hotel Vermont roof garden at which Were present the members of the state Itoard of health, three councilors of the Vermont State Medical society and representatives of the lending public, health -organizations in the state, it was the consensus of opinion that a public health council is desiralde in the state and should be organized at once. A com-! mittee commsed of Dr. C. F. Dalton, sec retary of the state board of health. Dr. C, V. 1'artlctt of Rennington and Major II. R. Shaw of Burlington was selected to! draw up a working agreement which .will be presented to the various parties inter-' cstcd for t hem to approve. - Meanwhile.. the parties are practically agreed on the propostion and. pending the submitting of this agreement, it yill be jossi,e to go ahead with the plan in order to get the work ot cf-(irdnatirn m.ire speedily under way. It is the plan that the public health council vvill meet bi-monthly. Dr. F. Thomas Kidder of Woodstock, president of the Vermont ; state board of health, who presided at the meeting, was given authority to call the first meeting of the public heal til council at his discretion. The rganizations to be represented in the public health council are: The exce-t utive department of the state government.' the state hoard of health.- the department of charities and probation, state institu-j tions (to be represented by the director,: the Vermont State Medical society, the Vermont Tuberculosis association, the Ameriian Red Cross and the Vermont .Children' Aid society. . Toothpicks There are Toothpicks and TOOTHPICKS. If you want o real, nice TOOTHPICK, buy the Diamond Brand double pointed, tapered, flat, polished white birch. Un touched by hand. A toothpick that is better than you ordinarily get. I have them in 5c, 10c and 15c packages. J. E. BUSHNELL 94 ELLIOT STREET &idicreamr lieadismade from Brattleboro Grain Co. Distributors i. 71 1 1' i Which Costs More ? To Have Insurance and Not Need It OR To Need Insurance and Not Have It. GEO. M. CLAY General Insurance Agency Rank Dlock Brattleboro, Vt. Brittan-Howe Insurance Agency FIRE ACCIDENT Insurance LIABILITY LIFE Wilder Bldg., Brattleboro Good Tools for ; Good Mechanics - Disston Saws -.- Plumb Axes . Plumb Hammers Russwin House Hardware Corbin Pad Locks BUW NOWf your Spring supply of Paints and save from 10 to 25 per cent. ' Joel -M.' Stearns Brattleboro, Vt. Tel. 249 Greenfield, Mass. Tel. 635 Attention, Poultry Feeders ! We have in stock a limited amount of Grandin's Laying Mash, also a few bags of King's Laying Mash, which we offer to our trade at $2.25 per cwt. as we are discontinuing these brands. CROSBY GRAIjM STORE ' Godfrey Crosby, Prop. Tel 135 Rear of Crosby Block 39c Saturday Chocolates 39c We Will Sell Every Saturday Samoset Chocolates for 39c lb. Sold Exclusively by Brattleboro Drug Co. An assortment s 10 different kindsBut terscotch, Caramels, Caramallow, Coffee Cream, Cordials, Ice Creajn, Maple Walnut, Montevideos, 1 Orange Cream and Nougatines. v r U We sell these chocolates the rest of the week for 60c pound. ' We sell these chocolates the rest of the week for 60c pound. L ..T- Tr - , i - r - - i - -- S. WINFIELD MEADE 109 MAIN STREET Phone 694 Let Your Valentine Be Flowers Nothing more expressive or more suitable. Call in and see our large and varied assortment. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, IS THE DATE HOPKINS THE FLORIST Dunham Brothers Co. Special Values in Men's Shoes . Men's Work Shoes Made on army lasts, for com fort. Good weight soles. Sewed and nailed. In black, dark brown and gray calf leathers. All sizes in the lot. Values $4.00 to' $5.00. Special Sale Price $2.47 Men's Dress Shoes Made of first grade black calf leather. All welt sewed soles, on smart lasts. Nearly all sizes and widths from A to D, Values $6 to $7. Special Sale Price $2.98 Many odd lots on sale, including Men's Leg gin and Felt Boot Rubbers, Sheepskin Socks marked at extremely reduced prices to close out. All displayed and priced for easy selections. It will pay you to look these over. The Family Shoe V're unham Mothers to.