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' THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER; MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1922.
What the Cancellation of War Debt Means By MORRIS Published in Brattleboro every Friday, Published Every Evening Except Sunday at Th American Building Annex, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont Address All Communications to The Reformer. ppi s m iKMum&vism WG ARETTEW ?ri TOASTED It's toasted. This one extra process gives a delightful quality that can not be duplicated RosG-O-Culia Cig; gar Two of Them for 15 C We have been very fortu nate in securing the distribu tion of this wonderful cigar for this territory, and we so licit the patronage of the smoker who has failed to find in a 10c or 2 for 15c"the quality he expects for the price he pays. On sale now at all the leading counters. Try two of them today; we are sure of your choice to morrow. Get the name fixed Rose-O-Cuba mm Enjoy Your Paper lou cannot if your eyesight bothers you. Call and have your eyes examined by us. No cost for consultation. We prescribe he proper glasses for you, and put and keep your eyes in normal condition. Don't delay this vital matter. See us NOW. J V TOM OPTOMETRISTS) BRATTLEBORO, VT. 9 Whatever comes you're ready Until age 65 your life and earning capacity are insured. Then your monthly life in come begins. New contract. See N. A. HOWE, Agent Brattleboro, - Vermont Connecticut General Life Insurance Co. Hartford MARK-DOWN SALE OF 1922 Spring: and Sum mer Suits Thirty-six years business experi ence in selling Fine Custom-Made Clothes in Brattleboro means the REST there is in tailoring for you. 80 Suitings marked down $5.00 to $15.00 -from regular prices. It will pay yon to call and see me as 1 can save you money on all orders. WALTER H. HAIGH 29 Washington Street Passenger and Baggage Transfer LOUIS I. 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The Reformer is on sale every evening ly , the lollowing news dealers: Brattleboro, Brattleboro News Co., C W. 1 J Cleaveland, S. L. Purmton (Esteyville), urooKs House rnarmacy, Alien t Uepot INews stand, Gilbert J. Pollica, 297 South Main St. (.Fort Dummer district). West Brattleboro, J. L. StockwelU East Dummerston, M. E. Brown, Putney, M. G. Williams. Newfane, N. M. Batchelder. West Townshend, C H. Grout. Jamaica, R. J. Dagrgett. South Londonderry, F. H. Tyler. South Vernon. E. B. Buffum. Hirsdale, N. H., W. H. Lyman. Greenfield, Mass., Greenfield News Co. Greenfield, Mass., C A. .Hays. MONDAY A COURT 21. 1022. ANNUAL, STRIKE COSTS. Strikes in 1921 cost labor $132,000, 000 in wages, according to estimates made by the National Industrial Confer ence board. Tbey cost capital 00,103 days of production or service, which is about LM) years of one man's work. They also cost capital the loss of the purchasing power of wage-earners to the extent of the hss of wages. No figure is given of the loss to the general public, but it must have been considerable even though im possible to estimate. This year's strike bill is going to be still heavier. And to what purpose? The outcome, time and again, is only the tem porary settlement of a single issue, while the fundamental problems remain un touched sources of future industrial wars. There will continue to be strikes until labor is persuaded that there is a surer, better way to obtain justice. The fact that justice does not follow in the wake of a strike is not enough to cause its abolition. Democracy fails in one of its most imiwrtant duties when it is unable intelligently to handle its industrial prob lems. Mutual agreement, mutual fair ness and confidence between labor and capital are essential first. THE FOE WITHIN. Those who warn that the real menace to unionism comes not from outside but from within the unions find justification! for their theory in such acts as the aban donment of a train in the desert, the bombing of other trains, the blowing up of bridges and other acts of violence. It may be proved of some of these acts that they were the work of outsiders, the easily inflamed disorderly element which takes advantage of any disturb ance in the desert episode. Every such act weakens the cause of unionism. It turns the public cold to ward labor organization and it inspires a do.ubt about unionism as an institution. Those who hope to see unionism pros per need to heed especially the old say ing that a man's foes are they of his own household, and to foster no policy and protect no member tending to bring or ganized labor into disrepute. It is recommended by the law enforce ment committee of the American Bar as sociation that the sale of pistols be abso lutely forbidden save for governmental or official purposes, and that only under legal regulation and control. In making the recommendation it is pointed out that IK) per cent of the crimes of the country are committed with the use of pistols. It is also noted that the present laws to prevent the carrying of deadly weapons are ineffective and work to the benefit, of the criminal rather than the law abiding citizen. It is not a pleasing record and points to the need of legisla tion as advocated by this committee. A story is said to be in circulation in England to the effect that American so ciety women are dyeing their pet cats to match their gowns, and officials of the London society for the prevention of cruelty to animals have set sentinels to guard ports and report at once the advent of any fair tourist accompanied by a cat colored to harmonize with her costume. These people will probably have their trouble for their pains. There may be an occasional American woman brainless WIN y$mt enough to indulge in such a performance, but it is doubtful. ' Through the activities of the states attorney of Washington county, the Cen tral Vermont railroad officials have fin ally agreed to install an automatic bell signal at the West Berlin grade crossing, which is at a point about five miles south of Montpelier. It is the scene of several fatal accidents, two of them within the present season, and the railroad officials should have needed no urging to safe guard in someway such a danger point. The entire state is indebted to Miss Hanna Ilalonen of Wardsboro, for it is because of her years of efficient work as manager of the Wardsboro creamery that it could be pronounced by a federal dairy inspector, the cleanest establishment of its kind in the United States. It is products from such plants as this that help to keep up Vermont's gilt-edged dairy reputation. Probably the Jersy City man who was strangled to death Friday when his head was caught between the mattress of the bed and a bureau, was looking for a lost collar button. It has been a miner strike and a major problem. Marking Curve Safety Limits. (Rutland Henna.) In Massachusetts and other states having many concrete and tarvia state roads a plan lias been inaugurated whereby all curves and corners are marked with a white line designating the center of the road. Motorists are presumed to know enough to keep to the right of the line. This is a mitrhtv effective wav of avoiding many of the minor collisions j that result irom cars crowding to get by other cars or, from hugging the inside of curves even when they are taken to the wrong side of the road in doing so. It is too bad that it is impossible to mark of curves in our Vermont roads in the same way but this seems to be im possible on dirt roads where the surface is constantly changing. We might adopt the system, however, in towns and cities where the material with which the highways are constructed will permit, and we prophesy that the schemej would not only avoid occasional Occidents but would make traffic within city limits more comfortable as well as less hazardous. Too many cities mark only main traveled corners and neglect the rest. Outlawing the Revolver. (St. Albans Messenger.) In the opinion of the law enforcement committee of the American Bar asso ciation great good would result if the manufacture and sale of revolvers were prohibited except for government and official uses. The revolver is the trusted compan ion of the criminal. The average man-in-the-street is not a gun-toter. He has no use for a revolver and goes about liis business unarmed. But the revolver is part of tiie field equipment of those who prey upon their fellow men. The revolver is popular with crooks because it can easily be carried con cealed in a pocket. If shot guns or rifles were the only things available, the crook would be hard put to it for fire arms. But supposing the revolver were out lawed. It would take a eood long time for tangible results to be obtained, be-! cause there must be millions of tliem in private hands today and they don't wear out very speedily . But if there is anv probability that the amount of crime will, ultimately "oc lessened by checking tlfe production and sjle of revolvers, let it by all means be tried. We are wallowing in a sea of mur der and violence. It is time somethinT were done. The law-abiding citizen will rot m'ss. his pocket gun, because most don't have nn any way. Disarming the crook sounds like a sensible policy. More than 20.000 women and girls in France are enrolled in athletic organ izations for competition in field and track events. . Today's Events Seventy-fifth anniversary of the Ameri can victory over the Mexicans at Cheru busco. Centenary of the birth of John Fritz, the father of the steel industry iu America. The primary campaign in Wyoming, involving nominations for United States senator, closes today. . Today has been fixed for beginning the intensive speech-making campaign of the Republicans in Maine A Provincial convention ot the Con servative party in British Columbia meets at Vancouver today to consider a political program. The second annuaT smool for commer cial organization secretaries will be opened at Northwestern university today and continued to Sept. li. Twenty-five members or the British parilainent sailed from England today to make a transcontinental tour of Canada as guests of the Montreal board of trade. The railroad labor board today will hear the case of the 1,100 union telegra phers on the Big Four railroad on the question of the interpretation of the working rules. Unemployment and wage reductions will be among the important problems dealt with at the 3Xth annual convention of the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, opening at Montreal today. In the Day's News. This is the 4.1th birthday of Frank J. Marshall, the premier chess player of the United States and one of the world's foremost experts at the ancient game. Born in New York city in 1S77, Marshall spent his early youth in Montreal, but re turned to Brooklyn when IS years of oge, and immediately began to take a promi nent part in metropolitan chess circles. At the age of "JO he won the New York state junior championship. The follow ing year he added the Brooklyn cham pionship to his honors and in 180!) went to London to conipete in the interna tional congress. In the Paris tournament of 1!KK he defeated Pillsbury and was the only player to win a' game from Iitis ker, the world's champion. In latiy years he has taken part in masters' tourna ments at Monte Carlo, Vienna, Ostend, Nuremberg, Carlsbad, Frague, San Se bastian, Hamburg, and other European centres. Today's Anniversaries. 17G2 Lady Mary Wortley Montague, a brilliant writer who introduced the And He Did! HERE 5 K JAM SANDWICH FCC VOL), NOW 1 VMU V0U TO &Tf,Y IN THE HOUSE VITM IT , DON T lUr OUT; is. 4 ) - it h ) MA Y AllD . HE IDID -B ""jV (Z Protected by George Matthew Adams practice of inoculation for small pox into England, died. Born in (V.)0. Stanley Griswold, United States senator from Ohio, died at Shaw- 1SV neetown. 111. Bom at Tornng- ford. Conn., Nov. 14, 17(.;. 1S1G Charter granted for the Bank of St. I.onis, the firt bank in the Missouri metropolis. 1S3C Battle between United StatM troops and Indians' at Fort Drane, Florida. 1S4C The waters of Lake Ontario reached tbe lowest level that ever had been known. 1847 Americans : under General Scott decisively defeated the Mexicaus in battle of Cherubusco. 1S49 Kossuth and other leaders of the Hungarian revolution escaped to the Turkish frontier. 1019 Prohibition was denounced by the Ancient Order of Hibernians iu convention at Atlantic City. One Year Ago Today. Six wounded by a bomb in Belfast, Ire land. Monument to American Expeditionary Force unveiled in Lorraine. Today's Birthdays. Hon. Louis I. Brodeur. eminent Ca nadian jurist, born in (Quebec, 00 years ago today. Dr. Donald J. Cowling, president of Carleton college, born in Cornwall, Eng land, 42 years ago today. Frank J. Marshall, chess champion of the United States, born in New York city, 45 years ago today. Claude White, a noted pioneer in the field of aviation, born in Hampshire, England, 42 years ago today. Frank A. Munsey, one of the "foremost among American newspaper publishers, born at Mercer, Maine, 08 years ago to day. The Chautauqua. (Morrisville Messenger.) Chautauqua has come and gone. It is a good idea, in that it brings big attractions within the reach of everyone. Its educational benefits are surely good. It i8 feeding the people things they ought to know, sugar-coated, so they will take and digest the dose. The business side of Chautauqua is open to criticism. ' Not that the managers do not carry out their contracts and give full value for the money. They do. But the several Chautauqua companies arJL not charitable institutions." nuey ,are ColtJ' Dusinpss propositions. Ihe plan they work on makes the ven ture about AS Hiiro no IutK nn,I for their stockholders. The business men and women of each community, where they, pitch their tents, have to guarantee the sale of enough tickets to insure agaiust loss to the company, s What do these men get? Nothing. They are asked to do this for the good of tue community and the. profit of the Chautauqua stockholders. If you want to know whether these t iQerent companies are paving divi clends, etc., write any brokerage house in ew lork or Boston to give you infor mation and quote price at which these shaves can be . purchased. You will be surprised. ' . - . . 5. V;!!a"taUlua i8" a 8 thi"S. lt there is no reason why the busiuesa men, hero e?'hore' . "M guarantee these t ,against -low any more than iiZr ? 1 " ta line, a . railroad, or ?l LftI?0,rat'-ns that 8e"e the public fcr financial gain, etc. If They're Elected. (Randolph Ilefald.) Hon Curtis S, Emery of Newport an nounces that for purely persoual rea sons he declines to bo a candidate to represent Vermont's young city in the next Vermont house. Mr. Emery was a favorite mentionee for the speaker ship of that body. The choice will now probably Lie between Harvey G. Kings ley of Rutland. Frank E. Barber of Brattleboro, Mayor Bailey of Winooski and Orlando R. Martin of Plain field pood men all providing, of course, they are elected in their respective towns. : : ; .. life's road. Along life's road I bear my load, which chafes my jaded shoulders ; with little rest I travel west' among the stumps and boulders. Sometimes I shed some teardrops red, by weariness I'm smitten; the trip's a bore, my legs, are sore, where country dogs have bitten. The night is dark and I must park my person in a stable, and ere I sleep I sometimes weep as fiercely as I'm able.. The night is damp and I must camp where rain and thunder pound me, the night is cold and I must fold a burlap sack around me. And such is life; its storm and strife give me the peagreen willies; a thousand groan, a thousand moan where two kick round like fillies. Now comes a knave with hand made grave, he's strongly recommending ; he says, "Lie here, and all your fear, and grief will have an ending. This grave," says he, "I guarantee to finish all your troubles; just climb right in, and woe and sin and care will flee like bubbles." "I want no tomb," I say, "my gloom is merely grand stand playing ; I'll bear my pack along the track, the sunshine on me playing. Men frown and scowl, they hoot and howl, denouncing life's dark journey, but they all balk when salesmen talk of lots in churchyards ferny." Copyright by George SENATE PASSES TARIFF. One Republican Against Itr -Senate Con- - forces Named.' WASHINGTON. Aug. 21 The ad ministration tariff bill, officially "the tariff act of B22", was passed late Sat urday by the senate after four months of debate. It now goes to conference. The vote was 48 to 2.1. . Senator Borah of Idaho was the only Republican to vote against the measure. Three Democrats, Broussuard, Kendrick and Ransdell. voted for it. . Immediately after the passage of the b'll. Senator Cummins of Iowa, presi dent pro tempore, announced the ap pointment rf the senate conferees: Chairman Mr-Cumber. Senators Smoot of Utah and McLean of Connecticut, Re publicans, and Simmonds of North Car olina and Jones of New Mexico, Demo crats. The measure will be returned to the house Monday with a formal renuest for a conference. Republicans of the house ways and means committee, at a meet ing" Saturday, decided to have the meas ure sent to conference under a special rule, instead of to the ways and means committee for preliminary considera tion, a course that was suggested some time ago. American valuation will be the biggest issue in conference, but the general belief at the capitol is that the house will yield on this, accepting the senate "flexible" tariff plan as a sub stitute. The. annual Aueusfr services were held Sunday at. tbe Old churchj located half way between Bethel and Randolph. Many of the older residents of Bethel, Randolph Royalton and surrounding towns are here for the summer, and this lis become quite an event. Rev. C. C. Wilson of St. Stephen's church, Cohasset, Mays., preached the sermon, assisted by Rev. S. E. Hanger of the Diocese of Pennsyl vania. This church was built about 100 years ago. and is tbe mother church to most of the churches in thig vicinity. Be fore 1S22 services in Bethel were held in log cabius. barns, and school houses. Mrs. Joseph E. Debner of St. Louis married at 14. was a mother at 15. and is now a grandmother at the age of 33. mm. in jrr-T sT' ' m " Frko Sterry. Edward C.Focc. manaoino director. THE ,-KV xV BOSTON fJlSl 1 - Hie Plaza There, said a lady the other day to whom we delivered an ANNUITY CONTRACT, I haven't got to worry any more about that $15,000. And SHE WAS RIGHT. No taxes, no deprecia tion or fluctuation. Just the KNOW that she will get $1,000 per year as LONG AS SHE LIVES, with fifteen payments guaranteed, so she knows her principal will all return to her or her estate, even though she dies before having received it all herself. V Lt us talk with you about TRAVELERS ANNUITIES. Fred W. Putnam Phone 54 State Agents Matthew Adama This morning I had to go-to the den tists to have my tooth fixed more because he sed it needed it -than because it hert. and I didn't feel mutch like going and I was looking erround slow for my cap and hoping the -dentist wouldent.be there wen I . got there, and ma called down stairs, Benny, haven't you gone yet? Pritty neer, Im looking for my cap, I sed, and ma sed. Well hurry up, you know the dentist izzent there after 12 today, do you wunt to miss him? Me not saying weather I did or not, and about 5 minutes later ma called down agen. Benny, you dont axuilly meen to tell me youre still down there. Well G wizz, ma, I cant find my Cap, I sed, and ma sed, Ixok iu the hall rack, and I sed, I did look there, thats ware Im looking. , You can see for looking, nw said. And she ran down and stuck her hand in the hall rack and the ferst thing she pulled out was ray cap, Jf me. saying, . Holey smoaks, ma, you certeny are . u grate finder. . - - ' I dont know wat you and your father would do if you didn't have me heer to find things for you, ma sed. Wich jest then I had a ideer, saying, I bet you could find enything no matter ware it was, ma. Well, I dont know about that, Im ony human, ma sed, and I sed, Sure you could ,ma. Ill hide my cap sijiuewares and you try to find it 'and Ibetyou can find it no matter ware I .hide 4t - Nuthing doing, you marten yourself to the dentist and be quick about it, youll be lucky even now if you find him in, ma sed. Me thinking Id be lucky if I dident. Ony I did. NEW YORK. and BOSTON mm Insurance Agency 20 American Building fir n VVv CENTRAL PAR. i t