THE BRATTLEBORO DA fLY REFORMER,' MONDAY, JULY 3, 1922.
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MONDAY. JULY 3, 1922.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Protected by George Matthew Adams
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
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
IT 10 Henry Graf tan, celebrated Irish
statesman and orator, born in Dub
" lin. Died in London. May" 11.
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
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
.Tornado caused great destruction
property in Frederick, S. D.
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
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
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
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
- 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
( 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
It's toasted. This
one extra process
gives a raro and
- Due. to largely increased
sales we are buying all
kinds of roofing by the
carload and can oiler
.the following at greatly
American Twin Shingle
Best Grade of Paroid
Green Slate Roofing
Now is the time to roof
your buildings. We
know we can please you
oh quality and price.
Iiolden & Martin
We have every tiling re
quired in sick room sup
plies and give special atten
tion to our Prescription De
partment. Right Prices Right Goods
C. F. THOMAS
. Quality Goes All Way Through
Post's Ice Cream
Try It And Be Convinced.
Frenrh Vanilla- French Prstnrhlo
American Vanilla Maple Walnut
Chocolate Fresb Fruit Straw
Iemon Sherbet Orange Sherbet.
Keep Well "Posted lly Reading
And Keep Well By Eating
Post's Ice Cream.
Wholesale or Retail
7."i Elliot Street
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