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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER? MONDAY, AUGUST 21; 1922.
'3 H Of every 100.01)0 workmen employed in the United States, seven arc killed every year in industrial accidents. a cj i i ci i ui.m.ci i!.! n l iin v lb i .ail w:mmm "That was the way he had fixed it. The fire prevention engineer found a switch board full of fuses '"fixed" by an amateur. Over loaded wires might have started a lire at any moment. TIds agency offers to its clients lire prevention service to help prevent tire and to provide ade quate insurance to pay for losses should they come. Ask about it. H. E. Taylor & Son "Insurance you can depend on" Brattleboro, Vt. CONGRESS IGNORES N HARD MESSAGE May Create Commission to Inquire Into Coal Business v HERRIN MASSACRE TO BE LEFT ALONE No Test of Federal Power in State Law lessness to I!e Made -Congress Thinks Kmmression of Proiiteerine Is I'd to Department of Justice. ' ISy DAVID LAWRENCE. (Special Dispatch to The Reformer.) Copyright 1022. "WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. President Harding's address to congress has failed to excite that ausrust body. Ruch recom mendations for new legislation as Mr, Harding made will not be considered at once, with the possible exception of the one creating a commission of inquiry into the coal business. Congress liken to ere 3 V NOB!, D n i n I I T i JMjs (A The Coffee you can always ; Jg-: f rely upon to afford Real Pleas- ; i'TOwir y ' ure n the drinking. Its qual- ; ity NEVER VARIES. Hopkins The Florist, Inc is selling Flowers, Plants and Ferns at an astonishingly low price Come in and interview us a. Hi fa Dunham Brothers Co. 2J is! 11 Moccasin Sport Shoes and Oxfords FOR MEN Comfortable and durable style of Footwear for work and sport wear. Made of light elk leath er with tan leather trimmings, fibre sole and heel. Nearly all sizes. Values $7.00 and $6.50. Special Sale Price Shoes $5.23 Oxfords $4.98 Those who enjoy the game of golf will find this moccasin style of footwear the most comfort able of all. The Family Shoe Store DUNHAM BROTHERS CO ate' commissions' without power and will not hesitate to make a gesture of assist ance to tin; executive by providing a fact finding commission. Mr. Harding ho wed that he did not believe congress qpuld do anything at this time to affect the rail or coal strikes and that he was xiiuply paving the way for the future. With the tariff and the bonus on its bauds and a deep sweated desire to adjourn congress and get into the electoral campaigns, members are not bestirred over the' President'saddress and regard it xhuidy as a convenient way the President -bad io-answer critics. , Many senators,", -in ; fact, - urged the President u make the 'address so as to answer; th ! many outcries .against the federal government. IJver ' since the massacre. at Ilerrin, 11I,,W for. instance, letter; and-telegrams have been pouring into the administration urging that some thing be done. , To all this the federal government hat,' tried to answer that it had no power aad that' the states alone could punfsh murder within their bor ders. The -'request that congress pass a law giving the federal government power to punish murder , if aliens are killed is based on the. theory that the federal gov ernment, can Constitutionally assert the right to fulfill its promises to foreign gov ernments that - their nationals be pro tected. But at -will not, of course, touch American 'citizen in labor warfare. This rests with the states alone unless they ask specifically for federal aid. Reciprocity With Mexico. Curiously" ;cnough, the message of President Harding in the matter of pro tecting aliens grows out of the fact that two Mexican citizens are said to have 11 been killed at Herrin. The government v of the United States publiclv declares it- tives and shopmen will be followed by self powerless to punish the'erime. Sup- drastic action of some kind under exist- .posing Ine tacts were reversed and two '"8 iaw. an m- j.-wl w, 4Ut Ui,-.i6t- i... .American citizens were murdered in n iurui mu-.- ...-............. .... -"v labor tight in Mexico.. Would the I'nited tuent : "There is existing law by which States government listen sympathetically t0 tte the prvaihug disputes. There to the plea that the federal government are statutes forbidding conspiracy to hin- of Mexico had no power to punish the der interstate commerce. 1 here are laws offenders and. that it was a matter for to assure the highest possible safety in particular states?- Mexico, which has a railway service. It is my purpose to 111- constitution similar to that of the United voke these laws, civil and criminal, States, has made that plea to deaf against all offenders alike. ' American ears before ami has been The foregoing gives the key to the next forced to exert indirect influence on the tep if the crisis grows more dangerous states and frequently to invoke federal llle PUDiic weuare.-- it is a piain jurisdiction on one pretext or another. threat against employers and employes There are manv lawyers who sav the I aiiKe ui me r.iu ami toi controversies I'nited States government could make a I 0,kI is the. true purpose of Mr. 'Harding's test case of the Herrin disaster, and. on I H''K a warning that the disputants the ground that aliens and treaty oblign- I ,iad hetter get together lest tliey be pun tions were involved, make an 'inquiry ! lsli,'l " charges of conspiracy to inter through a federal grand jury. If this is,,llI't interstate commerce. po.ssmie, tiie Harding administration has CHANGED HIS MIND j ) JOE.Vou'vEeCEH VlLSEHOFOR? I ( VERVefVO80V VOOl? FATHER J 3p ( DOCTpi?-) - VSs. (FIVE SOlLfcRSy VER1MONT NEWS. Ilev. Leland A. Kdwards. pastor of the Congregational church at- Newport, is to resign his pastorate there and uccept a call to the St- Lawrence Congregational church in the city of Portland, Me. Mr. Kdwards cahic to Newport 11 years ago. George G. McCausland. for several years vice president of the First National bank of Itoston. died at his home in Wodsfock last Wednesday, aged about 70 years. He leaves tt daughter, Kdith. He came to Woodstock about 10 years ago. - decided against it and sought to plact the matter before congress, where the cnuncet are it will remain, us it has for i generation, an academic question. As for the other requests of Mr. Hard- jug that coal profiteering be stopped by means of a national coal agency consti tuted by the federal government, the average member of congress fights shy of government price regulation, or rather legislatiou in that direction, for if it cau be applied. to coal, the precedent might be used in other articles of commerce necessary to life. I'p to Department of Justice. Most members of congress feel that the laws already on the statute books are adequate, that price-fixing or monopolies in restraint of trade are well covered bv the Sherman antitrust law and other statutes and that the department of ius- tice can cure profiteering bv indicting a few profiteers. So congress will not worry about that phase of the question. Legislation to make the decisions of the railroad labor board enforceable has b en talked of ever since the transporta tion act of 11)20 was passed. Kut with the prospect of a settlement of the rail strike through the mediation efforts of the brotherhood chiefs, congress is un willing to intervene at this time; in fact, Mr. Harding hints that it would be un wise. When the strikes are over, how ever, congress will not feel the compul sion to duty any more strongly than in the months -that have elapsed since the transmutation act was passed, when the attitude of carriers and employes alike showed the necessity for "teetli" in the law to increase the prestige and author ity of the labor Itoard. About the only significant expression in the whole message of President Hard ing, and on the surface it is considered by some members of congress to contra dict the earlier requests for power from congress, is contained in the last sentence of the address, which saya: "Wherefore, I am resolved to use all the power of the government to maintain transportation and sustain the right of men to work." Where Power Exists. The impression prevails in manv quar ters that Mr. Harding confessed that in an emergency the federal government did not have enough power to act. This may seem that a failure of the peace negotia tions at New York between rail execu- The next time you make Fudge, Choc olate Cream (indy, or anv other confec tion, flavor it with ltaker's Vanilla Ex tract and see how much more toothsome ! Ampi-ii-nn it is. All gool grocers. Advertisement. 1 scut of power. VT.'S ILLITERACY RATE QUITE LOW I he Lowest of Any Stale Along Atlantic Coast Increase in I'rban Population. MOXTPKLIKR, Aug. 21. Census fig ures just published show that only i4 states have a lower percentage of illit eracy than Vermont, in which the fin- ure is ;i per cent of the population of 10 years old and over. This ia the lowest of any New England tate and lower than any of the middle Atlantic or southern states. The percentage of il literacy of the several state follows: Alabama. Ui.l; Arizona. lo..'5; Arkan sas. !M ; California, 3M; Colorado, ti.2; Connecticut. G.2; Delaware, 5.5t; Florida, !M5; Ctorgia, I.j.3; Idaho, l.o; Illinois, :i.4: Indiana. 2.2: Iowa, 1.1; Kansas. 1.0; Kentucky, 8.4; Louisiana, 21.!; Maine. :iM; Maryland, ".ti; Massachu setts, 4.7: Michigan, ;; Minnesota. 1.8; Mississippi, 17.2; Missouri, 3;, Montana, 2.:; Nebraska, L4; , Nevada,, ,.". ;,.Ney Hampshire, 4.4; New Jersey. ".l ; New Mexico, ir.; New York, .".l ; North Car olina. 13.1; North Dakota. 2.1; Ohio, 2.X ; Oklahoma. 3.8; Oregon, l.o; Penn sylvania. 4.G; Rhode Island. C."; South Carolina. 1X.1; South Dakota. 1.7; Ten nessee, 10.3: Texas, 8.3; Utah. 1.9; Ver mont. 3; Virginia, 11.2: Washington, 1.7; West Virginia, 0.4; Wisconsin, 2.4; Wyoming. 2.1. It will be observed that th? central and western states show the smallest and the southern states the largest per centage of illiteracy. Michigan and Mis souri report thi same rate as Vermont. In jiereentage of school attendance of persons between 5 and 20 vears. inclu sive. Vermont's fiorure is G7.2. Twenty states show a higher percentage. The urban population of Vermont was 10O.!)7o. compared with 9X.H17 in 1910. The Negro population decreased considerably more than one-half, from 1.C21 in 1910 to o72 in 1920. The per centage' of foreign-born whites decreased during the decade from 13 to 12.0. The native white population increased from 80. 7 to 87.2 per cent, and persons of foreign parentage from 11.1 to 11.9 per cent. The wishbone of a car which Roland Simonds of. Hustons River was driving broke the first of the week, causing him to go over a 40-foot bank into the White river. He had to swim several feet in rtler to reach the shore. He was un injured, but the car wa.s bi'dly dain Two passengers in the airplane which made public flights iu Fairfax a few days ago were over SO years old. When land ing, the plane ran into the crowd and in a rush for safety Mrs. T. L. Marvin fell, one wheel of the plane running over her foot, injuring it quite badly, bqt breaking ia bones. The general committee of fuel adminis tration met with H. J. M. Jones, state fuel administrator, in the state house Friday and adopted a resolution calling on j-II local administration committees to start functioning. The situation in Ver mont is thought to be graver than at any time during the war owing to the fact tl-at mining has practically ceased. IJenjamin Roberts, who was employed on the John Seaman farm in North Fer risburg. is in the Mary Fletcher hospital in Kurlington with a broken shoulder blade and severe bruises as a result of being attacked by a bull on ihat farm l.-isf Friday. 'It is - impossible to . -tell whether internal injuries have been re ceived, but it i thought he will recover in spite of the fact that the animal struck him several times aud rolled him for a considerable distance. During a severe thunder shower early Friday morning the lightning struck one of the towers of Robinson hall, the latest f.f the girls' dormitories on the Redstone property of the University of Vermont. The boit tore off a number of the slate shingles, finally ripped a hole in the roof. Nobody was hurt but many of the stu dents in the summer school were so badly sea ml that sleep was impossible for the remainder of the night. These towers tire surmounted by a copper Kile which is not grounded, and provides splendid attraction for lightning. Where the Power Is. ' (ISoston Transcript.) There is a lot of talk nowadays of the power of the "Dig Four" in the railroad brotherhoods, but there is no authority in the constitution for this power. If they choose to stand on their rights, the people are still the sovereign UdEifiES Brattleboro Reformer Coupon Webster's Home, School and Off ice Dictionary (ILLUSTRATED) -f- Xy VV1J ' fci ti.4 tit i n :! rM-rv ft i h rriit r ifr iiin irriirii irivr huti -,- trniitii irwin How to Get It for the nominal cost of manufacture and distribu tion. 1 Coupon and 98c secures this-latest Die tionary and Book of Gen eral Knowledge Includ ing the 1920 Census. Mrs. John E. Weeks of Middlebury, wife of the director of state in stitutions, has equipped the dis pensary at the Vermont Industrial school in Vcrgennes which was built under an appropriation of $2.f(X) made by the last legislature for (the pur pose. The most modern of .surgical in struments and other paraphernal"! ! needed in such a place' have been provided. The dispensary was ojiened for use ihout two weeks ago. This makes about Sl.NOO that Mrs. Weeks has given the school, as she paid for the furnishings of the main hospital erected in 1?12. ' A good many jokes have been sprung nbaut automobiles running without gaso line, on their reputation, for instance, but a Montpelier man who was in Char lotte recently saw a Hudson car which had run a couple of miles without a gaso line tank. , The tank had dropped off, without knowledge, of the driver and the automobile had been driven a couple of miles on ' the supply in the vaeeum tank under the hood before the loss was dis covered. ' The driver of the car had to secure another automobile and go back to look for the tank. The car which ran without a tank was a Hudson, of the vintage of 1919. Present or mail to this paper, one coupon with 98c cover cost of handling, packing, clerk-hire, etc. Add for postage if sent by mail. It Pays to Be a Reader of the BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER to 10c Three of the big quarying concerns at liar re, the lioutwell, Milne & Varnum (Company, the Wetmore & Morse Granite Company and the E. L. Smith & Co., are today taking steps to appeal from'tlv de cision of ti e listers of the town of liarre, who raised the valuations of their properties over $(nO.(H)0 in the quadren nial appraisal just completed. The liout well. Milne & Varnum (Jonip.Miv were in- reused from $ (O'J.nar. To $70.",47." ; E. L. Smith & Co. from $281,810 to SlSS.r.OO and W"tmore & Morse Granite Company from i?1 il.72r, to .$313,100. a total in crease from $K.".(!M) to $l,n02,07.1. Three persons were seriously injured and several hundred residents and sum mer visitors were thrown into a panic mer visitors were- thrown into a panic Friday night, when a cloud burst at Hardwick, caused a large Chautauqua entertainment tent to colhipse. completely enfolding the audience and pinning it to the ground. I'andemoniuni reigned when the people toppled from their chairs , by the heavy canvas folds, scrambled on their hand- and knees through the dirt, and mud caused by the downpour to the open air. The most seriously injured were Miss Blanche Dow, who suffered a broken leg : Daniel Crowley, injury to the head, and Michael Sullivan, cuts and bruises. 'The tent collapsed - almost without- warning. The lights were extinguished and men. women and children were forced to crawl into the open air and safety through the downpour, which was illuminated only by terrifying flashes of lightning. fpracficIiiM 1 f What. We Tea 13 1 and. Teaching BUTtDETT COLLEGE has What We Practice practiced and taught successful business methods since 1S79. It is more than a school it is a successful business institution, the largest of its kind in the world. Its management and faculty are business men, and women as well as educators. Its graduates, numbering more than , thirty thousand, have succeeded because they have been taught successful business methods. . " ENTRANCE: Secretarial nd Shorter Business Courses. Sept. 5th or any. Monday. Accounting and Busincea Administration. Sept. 20th. COLLEGE GRADE COURSES: Business Administration, Account ins, Secretarial, Commercial Normal. SHORTER COURSES : Business. Shorthand, Combined. Civil . Serv ice, Dictating Machine. Calcolat inr Machine, Finishing; Courses. NIGHT SCHOOL CoUege grads and Shorter Coarse same as in Day Sessions. Night Sessions, Sept. 25th. WHICH CATALOGUE SHALL WE SEND YOU? General Cata losrce and View Book Business Administration Accounting Secre tarial Commercial Normal or Night School- Unmeify Itay or Sight. Science of Business and Salesmanship for Business Men and Women w onrnt t Hnr1ert Co 1 1 err of Business, Accounting and Business Administration 18 BOYLSTON ST, Corner Wwhinaton Su BOSTON (11), MASS. -What Investors "Want . 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Many people read the want ad columns first because they realize that this is a department of opportunity where thrift and economy beckon to every reader. Get the want ad habit. It pays. ' Some of the women athletics directors nt girls schools in Knglatbl are paid as much as $2,500 a jeer. Hydro -Tor on The provrtl facts about the won derful tire that is as bis as cords, and better than cords. . That costs less than cords-and is cuarantccd 10.000 iniics against stone bruise Tim cuts and blow out. Proof in sen ice is the only proof that counts. Ilydro-Torou tires are making their case stronger every day in the n:tIeaKe. value they are cieliv cring to the thousands of users all over the country. A five tuhe with every tire. ItOx.1 Sll.OO 80x3 14.00 31x4 $19.25 32x4- J?24.90 33x4 SilG.OO 34x4 SG.OO 32x4 $aa.95 &x4 '3 . $jI10 34x4 . ; S'JO.OO 35x4 S37.fiO 33x3 S40.DO 3rx5 $43.30 Have you joined the army of users who are enjoying these un usual vines? 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