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THE BRATTLEBORO DA fLY REFORMER,' MONDAY, JULY 3, 1922.
M HIS LIFE Little Buddie Is Having Bad Dreams By MORRIS 2 huislQSTOll Published Every Evening Except Sunday t The American Building Annex Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. Addrei All Communication to The Reformer. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION Singl. Copie Three Cent Delivered hy Boy HE SUFF mm Until "Fnilt-a-tives" Brought Perfect Health- 49 Anderson St., rqETLANn, Maine. " I was troubled with Constipation ever since I can remember. As a result, was subject to distressing Headaches and Tain in my left side. I chanced to read about "Fruit-a-tives" in one of our local papers and began their use about four months ago. Since then, I have been free of Headaches, my bowels have been regular, and from the useof'Fruit-a-tives" (Fruit Laxo Tablets) I feel I have derived the greatest benefit". OTIS M. BRYANT. 50c a box, 6 for $2.50, trial size 25c. At dealers or from FRUIT-A-TIVES Limited, OGDENSBURG N. 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DEFICIT AHEAD The Rutland Herald views with alarm the frequent items in the state press in reference to shrinkages in property valuations and wonders what the effect will be on state revenues. It fears that by the time all town grand lists have heen reported to the state treasurer, or tax commissioner, or whoever the proper authority may be, the falling off will be so groat that the current state tax of 40 cents will be entirely insufficient to meet the demands of government. The Herald recalls that the legislature of 1921 was repeatedly warned that its ap propriations were outrunning expected revenue but wouldn't stop spending. It also points out that, the courts up to July 1 were functioning on credit, due to the fact that no judges' salaries could be paid until the present year's appropri ations were available, and that the de partment of agriculture has spent 11 of its bovine tuberculosis money and yet is more than 1,000 herds behind in its testing. Altogether the Herald paints a pretty dismal picture of the state's financial prospects, and the most dismal feature of it is that the picture is not exagger ated. There isn't any need of wonder ing what effect the shrinkage in property valuations will have on state revenues; it will lessen them, of course. Moreover, it wouldn't be at all surprising if the shrinkage should amount to a consider able sum; the falling ofT in merchandise values alone will be large when taken throughout the stale. This means but one thing ; namely, that the revenue which state officials already have pre dicted to be insufficient will be materi ally less than they figured it was going to be, and therefore so much farther from paying expenses. When the Herald says that a serious situation will confront the next legisla ture it says a mouthful. On one side will be the absolute necessity of curtail ing expenditures unless a confiscatory tax rate is to be levied; on the other will be the special departmental plead ers and the friends of every special ac tivity. Leaving it to these glib-tongued folks, as the last legislature was inclined to do and as Candidate Foote seems willing to do won't put Vermont any nearer to living within its present in come. What is needed in Montpelier next January, as pretty well outlined by Can didate Proctor, is a legislature composed of men who "sincerely desire to have the state live within its income" and more important still "will labor fear lessly to that end without regard to lo cal, departmental or personal appeal," the last phrase meaning, as The Re former interprets it, with no mercy on special appropriation bills, no "falling for" the departmental sob brotherhood and no cherishing of political ambition. The Reformer sincerely hopes that such a legislature will come into being as the result of the approaching elec tions. And because of that hope it can not share the views of those papers that urge so strongly the return of a big pro portion of the members who were re sponsible for the record of the last ses sion. Looking for your money where you lost it may be good poker but it's poor politics. rUXISIIMLEXT FOR MURDER Settlement of the coal strike, neces sary and desirable as it is, is not by any means the sole duty faced by the govern ment and the public in connection with the coal situation. Not one whit less important possibly more important, as far as the future welfare of the United States is concerned is the restoration of the reign of law in the coal fields. And the first and biggest step in this di rection is Hie arraignment of those who committed the recent mob murders in Williamson county, 111. Settlement of an industrial tie-up is little more than a matter of sensible busi ness negotiation. Punishment for flagrant rriiue goes to the roots of government and business. Crimes of violence repre sent the worst phase of labor troubles and afford ground for the most shame ful accusations that foreign nations are accustomed to make against this country. For the national honor as well as for the better conduct of American industrial affairs and the cultivation of a greater respect for law and order in general, it is .imperative that the men who planned and executed those brutal murders at Herrin should not be permitted to "get away with it." Some provocation they had, beyond a doubt the slow starvation of the min ers' families, the usurpation of their means of livelihood by outsiders and a measure of direct incitement to violence. But all of this together does not justify or excuse the outrageous massacre which has disgraced Williamson county and shamed the nation. And inasmuch as the local authorities show no disposition to wipe out the stain, it remains for the state or federal government to take ap propriate action. THE VEGETARIAN STATESMAN Dr. Wu Ting Fang, foremost states man of China and diplomat beloved in America, is dead at the age of He boasted on leaving this country that fie would live to be 1(M, and subsequently raised that estimate to t-. lie based his hopes of longevity chiefly on the veg etarian diet to which he was converted while ambassador at Washington. Whether Mr. Wu's diet had anything to do with his death it is impossible to say. And 80 is a respectable age to at tain, under any conditions. In such a case, however, there is a natural wave A comment on vegetarianism, favorable and unfavorable. A physician tells of a well known American who, near the close of the last century, committed himself to a no-meat diet largely for religious reasons. After -some years, finding himself in very poor health, he consulted a doctor. The lat ter found that he "showed all the symp toms of acute alcoholic poisoning." The patient protested that he never drank a drop. When he mentioned his diet, the doctor remarked : "Ah! That explains it. You've been filling yourself with crude vegetables un til you've turned your digestive system into a distillery." He ordered the pa tient to eat meat, and the patient imme diately recovered. . . ' The director of playground work in Greenfield has recently made a survey of the children there and finds that two thirds of them, although of swimming age, have not yet mastered the art. He finds that the one-third who can swim is made up mostly of boys who with' or without parental consent have bathed wherever there was water enough and sometimes more than enough for their own safety. The two-thirds are those whose parents would not consent to their bathing in places where safety was not fully assured and until this season Greenfield, like Brattleboro, has had no properly supervised bathing facilities. A survey of this kind taken here at the opening of the new community bathing beach would be interesting to compare with one taken at the close of the reason. The children of Webster, Mass., have been given by some generous friend $2.0i K) for a fireworks display on July 4. Seeing $2,000 worth of fireworks burn up will doubtless be a wonderful sight, but the sum would go far toward contributing to some more lasting pleas ure for the youngsters of that commun ity. . Amunsden. the Arctic explorer, has started on the first lap of his trip on which he hopes to fly over the North Pole in an airplane.' If. he accomplishes this feat what is left for other explorers unless they try to drive around it in a touring car? f The railroads of New f England report that all records were broken by the holi day exodus. Vacationists were making an early get-away in fear of the threat ening strike conditions. Evidently go ing to trust to luck to get back home again. In the world of the small boy, the fel low who has sufficient spending money to buy and use up firecrackers for sev eral days before the Fourth has reached the heights of plutocracy. How are the mighty fallen! II. CI. Wells and Arthur Brisbane have submit ted lists of the world's tdx grente:-t men and neither of them . mentions Babe Ruth. With 70 miles of piano wire in it, that new American dirigible, ZR-1, cer- , tainly ought to be a hummer. William Rockefeller left no charitable bequests. Perhaps he believes in let ting John do it. Democrats Oct Busy (Morrisville Messenger.) The "Unterrified" hail a love feast at Burlington last week and nominated .James K. Kennedy for congress from this district. It is surely up to the Re publicans to put up a real man. No talking machine would stand a rho-t of a chance against Kennedy. And He Did! THEBES L0T5 OP IMPOSSIBLE THINGS. T08IN3TANCE -SHOW ME THE HMi THM" could find NEEDLE IN 1HT MKV STACK i r- AND'HEDID- Protected by George Matthew Adams Today's Events Marion, Ohio, President Harding's "own home town." today begins a week of festivity in celebration of its centen nial. . ' Twenty-five thousand teachers from all sections of the United States are expected in Boston today for the opening of th annual convention of the National Edu cation association. Competition ; ia frontier sports for $3,000 iii prizes wilt -feature the annual national reunion of the cowboys' associa tion, which i: to open at I-jis Vegas, N. M., today and continue until Thursday. Representatives of the mining interests i'i Oregon.-Washington, Montana, Idaho. British Columbia and the Yukon are to asj-emble at Nelson, It. C, today for the fourth annual meeting of the interna tional mining congress. The last of a series of hearings by a subeommitJee of the shipping board on t In question of whether adequate Ameri can tlag tonnage faeilities exist to war rant the enforcement of section 2S of the merchant marine act of 11)20 will begin at Chicago today. In the Day's News. Dr. Royal S. Copeland. who is going to spend his vacation in tiie typhus infected nreas of Poland for the purpose of study ing conditions there from the viewpoint of medical science ami the public health, has for some years filled the important list of health commissioner of New York city. Previous to locating in the metrop olis Dr. Copeland had attained a high place in his profession in his native state of Michigan. After graduating; from the University of Michigan in lSSJ) he went abroad to pursue his medical studies in the great centers cf England, France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. He chose Bay City; Mich., as the place for beginning the practice of his profession and after five years there he moved t Ann Arbor -to become officially connected with the medical school and hospital of the University of Michigan. Dr. Cope land has been a prolific writer on medical topics and has served as a delegate to a number of international conferences on medical and health problems. v Today's Anniversaries. J00S Quebec was founded by the French explorer Champlain. IT 10 Henry Graf tan, celebrated Irish statesman and orator, born in Dub " lin. Died in London. May" 11. 120. 1703 Inhabitants of Detroit gathered to bear the articles of peace between France and England. 1N01 I'. S. Grant left Springfield for trie i rout as colonel of Illinois infantrv. the 21st 1S72 First international prison congress met in jjondon 1S01 Strikers blocked the operation ofJr an railroads from Chicago west ward. 1018 Benjamin R. Tillman, governor of South Carolina and United States senator, died in Washington, D ' C, Aug. 11. 1S17. C. Rrn in Edgefield county, S. 1010 Canadian senate rejected the bill to e- id prohibition one year after "e. s One Year Ago Today., Japan denied rumors of friction with Liuted Mates. .Tornado caused great destruction property in Frederick, S. D. of Today's Birthdays. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, noted author and feminist leader, horn at Hartford, Conn., 2 years ago today. Dr. Hubert Work, postmaster-general of the United States, born at Marion Cen ter, Pa., 02 years ago today. Habibulla Khan, ameer of Afghanistan, who rules over a country larger than France, born ;"0 years ago today. Sir Robert Nivison, financial adviser to the British government and the overseas dominions, born in Scotland, 73 years ago today. Richard II. Keer,' the pitcher who re fused to Nign with the Chicago American league baseball team, born in St. Louis, 20 years ago today. - : MORE TROUBLE - - ; I asked my friends, in ringing terms.. to drink from brimming rivers; the streams, alasV were full fgerms, and now they've ailing livers. They comet to me in ire and say; "You are a blamed deceiver; you made 113 throw our jugs away, and now we've typhoid fever. To help you boost the. Volstead act we cut out all our, bitters, and went and sipped a cataract, and now we're weakly critters. The rivers are not fit to drink, for microles there are swarming; you've put. us all upon the blink, and ought to quit reforming." Some good I struggle to achieve, though frost meets each endeavor, though knockers stand around and grieve, and gnash their teeth forever. I say to all these janes and jakes, these mourning sons and daughters, "You ought to boil your streams and lakes before you drink their waters. The wild Mis souri's full of mud, all kinds of germs enmeshing, but if you cook its turbid flood, it's wholesome and refreshing. You'll have good health and sweetly dream, upon your divers pillows, if you will take the babbling stream and fry its sparkling billows." , Copyright by George LITTLE BENNYS Mr. Parkins came to see. my sister Gladdis yestidday after suppir, bringing a wite box all tied erround with ribbin. and lie put it on top of the piana and sat down and started to wait for Glad dis to come down, me standing there watching him and wishing I could think of some good way how to start tawking about that lox of candy so Mr. Parkins would have a good chance to give me some before Gladdis came down, and 1 sed. Did you know I was a grate de tecktive. Mr. Parkins? No. were you? I meen are you? sed Mr. Parkins. t Yes sir, I bst I can tell -"-oil wat kind of candy is in that box jest by smelling the outside, I sed. -Well if you do 111 give you vour choice of eny six peeces, Mr. Parkins sed: and Used, All rite. thats a bargain. And I went and smelt the outside of the box, . smelling like some grate kind, and I sed. Chocklits with wine and stuff inside. - Ronsr. .Mr. Parkins sed. and I sed, Chockl'.ts' with nuts and stuff inside. Jest as rong. Mr. Parkins, sed. and T sed. All kinds of mixtures mixed, and he ped. More rong. if possible, and I sed. Diffrent coor bon bonu. Totallv ineorreck. Mr. Parkins sed. Ve thinking, G wizz, thats all the kinds therp is. . Wieh jest then Gladdis came in and aw the box on the piana." sayinfr.'O. von got me that Front ch soar, dident. von! I think that was perfectly lovely of vou. sb sed. , .. . Me thinking. Aw beck good nite. And I started to wawk out dikustd. Mr. Parkins calling pfor me. Wats the mat ter. Benny, enythinrr rong? - ' Mo not e-ivinsr him the sadiffacliou of nsering h;m. Paper Sratferers. ( Gardner News. ) One of the worst nuisances in commun ity life is the person who takes a piece of paper and tears it all into bits and scatters it in the street. It is bad enough to throw away pieces of waste, but this stripping it into little pieces and then r'irowinz them away is a piggish act that shows how little sense a person has. No matter how much pains may be" taken to keep the streets of Gardner look- I ing neat and presentable, there are al-f ways some people who win throw awaj their candy bags and paper wrappers. Any person who is seen doing such a trick ' .should be reported to the police, and such a person should be required hy the authorities to visit the'spot and pick up every piece thus scattered. Sometimes these offenders are only young school children; if so. they need instruction. But often this is done by people old enough to have acquired more sense and decency. We Still Cling to 'em. (Burlington Free Press.) The Brattleboro Reformer says rock ing chairs have gone out of fashion. That may be true in general, but it has so many exceptions as almost to disprove the rule. The antique craze promises to per petuate the rocking chair indefinitely. And then we saw three women sitting side by side in the great family rocking chair that adorns the piazza of the Hyde Park hotel. When it was constructed there were cvi d ntly "giants in those days." Select Your Legislators With Care. (St. Albans Messenger.) The move toward a curtailment in state expenditures seems to be quite unani mous. It will now be up to the various towns and municipalities to send men to f ti"5 legislature who will fearlessly cut where necessary regardless of the various groups who protest loudly when the prun ing knife approaches tneir pet projects. A Summer's day Rt BOOK ww '-'"TEA Matthew Adams It's toasted. 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