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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, FRIDAY, SEPTE3IBER 1, 1922.'
7 COAL OPERATORS REFUSE TO SETTLE Will Not Promise Old Wages Ceyond April 1 To Sleet Again Tomorrow. PHILADELPHIA, - Sept. 1. Only a "public mandate" would impel the an thracite operators to pay the miners the old wage scale beyond next April, said a statement issued last night by the gen eral policies committee- of the mine own ers after an all-day conference in this city. They will conform their action to such a mandate, said the statement, but no other reason would impel them to en ter into an agreement which would con tinue for longer than the present emer gency coal prices "to which emphatic ob jection has already been made." The operators met to consider the sug gestions made to miners and operators by I'nited States Senators Pepper and lieed of Pennsylvania, in Washington last Tuesday night. The suggestions have not been made public by either side. The miners also met here yesterday and it was reported . from trustworthy sources that they would favorably con sider modifications in their last demand if the operators also made concessions. When the miners adjourned their confer ence it was said they would await the ac tion of the employers. The operators announced that they will hold another meeting on Saturday and ttiat in the meantime they will be en abled to canvass the situation to obtain, if jiossible, the views of others as to con ditions which would be fair to all parties concerned. When the last joint conference broke up last week the operators had express-d a willingness to renew the old wage scale until next April on condition that the anthracite board of conciliation meet next January to fix Wages and conditions for the coal year beginning April 1, llCi.'i. If the board could not agree three impar tial citizens were to make the decision. The offer also provided that either side could reject the findings. The miners demanded that the old wage scale be renewed until April 1, lJi-4, without arbitration. It is understood that the suggestions made by the Pennsylvania senators pro vide, in effect, that the new wage con tract be compromised so as to expire about a year from now, thus eliminating the arbitration feature objected to bv the miners. Leaders of the miners informally said that they were inclined to see in tie statement of the operators a rav of hop! for an early ending of the hard 'coal min ing suspension, which has now run five months. OPPOSES SIRS'. RANSOM. II M. Brown Files PaDers for Town Representative in Castleton. CASTLETON, Sept. L II. M. Brown has hied papers for town representative iiiakuicr three candidates for the office in t aotli ton, llollin .Johnson, on the Demo cratic ballot and Mr. Brown opposing Mrs. Raymond C. Kan.-om on the Kepur Lean. Lt year Mrs. Ransom took an active part in the formation of the training class in the normal building and is he.nl of the committee which worked for th establi.-hnie.at of an effective normal school system in Vermont and she had considerable experience with the leuU ture of l!i'l. The Harre" Times', "in 'commenting on Mrs. TiansomV-CHndklaey sa;d : "An nouncement of Mrs. Raymond C. R;-u-f-om of Ca-dleton of her candidacy fur representative to the Vermont houe .f renrcser.tat ives means thr school is.- n? will rot be allowed to d'.e out in st:ife legislation. At any rate that v u!d In the inference, inasmuch as Mrs. Ransnia wfis one of the most persistent advneafes of the retention by the state of th normal schools." CLEVER IMITATIONS. "Linen" and "Woolen" Goods Shrink to Fcor QurMiJy of Cotton Wlien Washed. New York and cities near Roches ter are being flooded with clever imi tations of fine linen and woolen gords, purporting to be of Irish ;uid English manufacture, which on washing or steam cleaning shrink into a poor qual ity of domestic cotton. Bolts of fine linen are being sold on the streets, from house to house, in lofts and in office buildings, purporting to come directly from Ireland. "Stolen from a ship and going cheap," is the usual whispered cornmunication of the vendor. Tie linens have all the hallmarks of the genuine article: stand by the usual tests, wet throuhg instantly ami burn' like linen, nil because of a sizing of glucose which, when washed out, leav one in jMissession of some white, ra ther course cotton cloth for which there is no use. 1 l;e price is about half the cost of g oi-; nine Irish linen, but many times what! the cotton is worth. The trademarks are faked like t he linen. Belfast frequent ly nppears on the selvage, while Irish harps and shramrocks, in fine relief fig ures, are conspicuous on the face of the bolt, helping to deceive the unwary. Oik may endure being fooled on linen i.., WIH when it comes to burins the pelts of ...,f ,i ..1 a.. i- 1 !...,i, r.. 1,-1. .i-.i. .1.. ; -r ui'ii waiiLs 10 iiiiaK Mie is vai inn someone s v:,i o m;L-'c 1 paws and tail. Though , . : 1 .i-t , 1. 1. 1. . . 1 . .......... i;iii. j iioiiliii tiv mips ui-i-ii dyed a deceptive brown and is called "Cochin China mink." Or innocent Flo ssie Spitz, masquerading as "Siberian wolf." or a cunning little mongrel. f.s.--t-rc.ii: u iikc 111,11 KfL lli.s mh 11 urni sold as "wild benrer, with all the ear marks supplied by clever wielders of shears, needles and thread, artists in the fur line. New York. Of course many things fool for a time but not all the time. So when New i York's theatrical district is done- by ta- j lented artists in other lines, the torn-' pcrs of temperamental stars are apt to fly out of their orbits and things happen. ,' So the police got busy, caught, a vend er or two of English and Irish wares, who' dropped their "h's," brogue and accent, and disclosed the fact that they were neither smuggr nor thieves; but mere ly agents for a new domestic brand of fraud in woolen and fiax. The sigent merely lied, and gave the address of a manufacturer of.cdlie pets into black fox, with more interesting details. Here the matter rests. Pa In Bad Wa. "Dcpi Mary," wrote a w.-rian to her absent angliter "I om sorry to cut jour vacation short, but you'll Save to come borne right off. Your pa fell off a lone! of hay this morning and Is Reel ing terrible. The doctor has just been here and went. He says It will take Fon e time before your pa will be up, beears? tu fall has separated bis dia gram from his liver. I want you should catch the 6:4," in the uornlng. Ma." Sound Philosophy. Arabian proverb puts It this "He who has health has hope An way and be who has hope has everything." BONIS IN CONFERENCE. (Continued from Page 1) Friends and foes of the bonus claimed to find satisfaction in the senate line up. Foes pointed-out that this showed 33 senators against the bonus, or enough to prevent passage over the President's veto, should he disapprove it. On the other hand friends pointed to the fact that the number of senators sunnortin" the bonus on the roll call yesterday ex ceeded by oue of the necessary two thirds to override a veto. The roll call in yesterday's vote fol lows: For the bonus : Republicans : Brandcgee, P.ursum, Cameron. Capper, Colt, Cummins, Cur tis. tioding. Hale, Jones of Washing ton. Kellogg, La Follette, Lenroot, L dge, McCormick, McOumbcr, McLean, MeXarv, Nicholson, Oddie, Rowson, Short ridge, Stanriehl. Sutherland. Town send, Watson of Indiana' and Willis 27. Democrats: Ashurst, Broussard, Culberson, Fletcher. Gerry, Heflin, Hitchcock, Kendrick, McKellar, I'itt Pomerene. Ransdell. Reed of Mis souri, Robinson. Shepard. Simmons, Smith, Trammell, Walsh ot .Massaciiu setts and Walsh of Montana. 1'0. To tal 47. Against the bonus : Republicans : Hall, P.orah, Calder, Dillingham, Edge, France. Frelinghuy sen. Keyes. Nelson, New, Phipps, Reed of Pennsylvania, Sinoot, Sterling and Wadsworth 1.". Democrats Dial, Glass, Myers, Shields, Swanson. Underwood and Wil liams 7. Total 22. Three senators were present and un able to vote because of pairs and 24 senators, 10 Republicans and eight Dem ocrats, were absent. Pairs were an nounced as follows: Harreld, for, Dupont, against: Stan ley, for, Krnsf. against ; Jones of New Mexico, for. Fernald. against: Harris, for. Page, against ; Spencer, for, New berry, against, (Newberry present and not voting). Overman, for. Warren, against. (War ren present and not voting) ; Johnson, for. Watson of Georgia, against. (Wat son present and not voting) ; Harrison, for, Moses, against ; Poindexter. "for, King, against ; Norbeck, for, Pepper, against. Absentees who were without pairs were Caraway, for; Elkins, for; Ladd, for; McKenley. for; Norris, for; Owen, against; Weller, position not announced. Government experts estimate the to tal cost of the bonus at .$.'?,S4.".(r'),4Nl on the basis of 7." per cent of the vet- ., .... 1 W orans electing me eertincaie pian. tcr cent the farm and home aid and per cent vocational training This cost would be divided annually as follows: $02,177,720; WSl. S77.41O.SS0; 1021, 102.", 1027, 102O. io:.i, io.:. iosr. 10:57. v. :;, 1011. total 10 tu. S7:.K)O.S02 ; 20.SS7 ; S11S.0U2.21." ; S02.17U.417 ; S2--..4U0.117 ; Sls.:.o:?.421 ; Sio.i:;o.ir7: S27.4O.-..210; S2S.4t0.2".H) ; S7.7s:?.SO 1 : 102S. lil.iO. lo:?2. lo:U, VXC, r.r.s, 1!40, 1012. $l.S7..".i.4.2S4; $.mo72.040 ; $21.0.V.771 ; SlS.7SS.i:7 ; S10,4ss.o:'7 ; S27.S.1-1.7.V2 : Sl.",001.."is ; Sioi.40.s.2to : to 1012. Sl.l.'.0,741,07O; P.ll.'i to 70S.017.S11. This total is exclusive of any appro- priations that would be made under the S.'."",O.O()(.0M land reclamation provision. but under that provision the g tvern merit finally would recover those costs Tlx. tot;l of the certificate plan is placed nt S;..TM.0ti0.4Sl ; farm and home aid. S412.42T.000 ; vocational training. S."2."2.".00 and cash payments to veterans receiving $.0 or less, $10.- oivn.oon. GIVES GERMANY TIME ON REPARATIONS No More Cash Payments During 1922 Decision 011 Maratorium Deferred. PARIS. Ser mission ha necessity of f. 1. Th.e reparations com relieved Germany of the making any further cash payments in reparations tor tne re mainder of 1!'22, but defers its dvcisior on the question of a moratorium until radical reforms in Germany's finances nre tarried out. J hese include the balancing of her budget, reduction ot Germanv's foreign obligations, currency reform and the issue. 01 foreign and in ternal loans. - Announcement of the commission s action was made last night by Sir Joim liradburv. British delegate, after a ses sion las-ting an hour and 20 minutes 'the decision was immediately comniuni j cated to tl" German delegates and tut bv telephone. . it various governments is understood tiiat l'rcnner jjioyu ncurw s I nersonallv aouroved the settlement by teleiihone. As accented, the settlement consti tutes a modified form of the Belgian coni'iromiso nronosal. and Belgium is u-ive'n the honor of having brought about tlu last-minute agreement, when a break in the commission seemed inevit able and the members of the commission felt that the very existence of the com mission was at stake. Premier Poincare gave his approva I noon condition that t.crmanv lurnisn a h , , .. ...... " 4 . . mi i (leiiosit sullicieiu 10 2UHraiii.ee the 1 1 11 (titi navmenrs invoiveu. 1 "e threatened breach in the r ranco-Hriti relntioiis has thus been averted by the i , , , .:i t l-rcncii premier, woo was 0111 v piett'i 't -,i.j.,, .,i,;,,t;..r, i ti 1 itifiii 111 lull uait in.- iiv 1 vvjvfu - - . . .. , ...:.. k..i fi-imiromise- aiier u iiciainc i-cimm i-iin indonendent action bv France would b internreted bv Great Britain as a virtual tearintr nn of the treaty of Versailles. The commission took the view that the'propoi-als of the German government r.-wtiPi-t in" deliveries of coal and wood in l!)22-2:i. which involved nrivate con tracts between the German government anil German industrial interests, wa r-rimlit Hrr!l 1 on errant in' a full morato ri:mi and therefore the commission did not fed justified in acceptinf it. but re served the risrht to tsecept the offer i,r,ser't . arrangements for th" deliverv of coal mid wood were dcemd to be nn sntisfiieforv. It is believed that tins of fer will be aceeoted within a short time - : i Of Two Evils, Etc. The wife of a farmer bad a tongue that cut like a knife. One day the minister passed the farmstead arc! no ticed the farmer standing calrr.if la the midst of a heavy downpour of rain. "Why on earth don't you get indoorsT he queried. "Oh, sir. It's all richt," replied the farmer; "I'm sfcel tering frae the storm. Man, I tell ye It's naethlng outside tae what It la In side." Words to Be Avoided. There are two simple words In our language that have caused more mis ery than all the plagues of history. They have broken lifelong friendships, set brother against brother, separated lovers and caused children to weep. These poisoned words have sent inno cent persons to the gallows and ha"ve turned the debutante into a deml mondaine. Think well before you let them pass your. lips. They are "They say." Exchange. BRATTLEBORO LOCAL Rev. E. Q. S. Osgood will conduct the chapel service at the Retreat Sunday afternoon at 11 o'clock. A party of 20 from the English Tea house held a corn roast on Ames hill last irght, followed by a dance at the sum mer home of Mr. and Mrs. George J. Pfeiffer of New York city. Ernest S. Hall has sold his house on Bullock street which is occupied by his son, and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Hall, to Norman A. Howe, who buys for a home. Mr. and Mrs. Howe and son. Perry, will move soon from Oak street to their new home on Bullock street. The fire department responded to a still alarm yesterday noon at 12.45 re sulting from a lire that broke out in a dump on the river bank near the Yauvey coal shels. The lire was caused by spontaneous combustion. During the previous evening, the chemical truck went to the same spot where similar tires had broken out. Yesterday 18 lcn-tlis of hose were laid to the nearest hydrant and after an hours soaking with water the hrc wal declared out. The American Legion auxiliary lecfed Mrs. Dennison Uowles. Mrs. O. I. f'-ovcv, Mrs. D. II. Smith, Mrs. J. I Eckels and Miss Charlotte Manley for delegates, ami Mrs. j. A. Mwin, Mrs. W. F. Root, Mrs. Lillia Pike and Mrs. Paul Lavoie for alternates tor tne third annual department convention to be held at St. Johnsbury Sept. l.'i and Hi. Mrs. Rov B. Miner, committee ot the convention sale from LrattLetvro unit, requests that all articles tor tne ale be left at Robbins c Uowiess store rr-i. .. n ; 1 .... as soon as repi. ac u.xim.h. will sell beans, sandwiches, doughnuts and cheese, pie. coffee and soft drinks. The auxiliary also will be represented in the parade as their part in the l,abor nay ceiecrauon. .urs. j.'. mn", chairman, requests that the pies be left at the Crystal Springs Ice Cos office be fore S.."0 o'clock. WEST BRATTLEBORO Miss Hattie Clark and brother, Frank Clark, are visiting in Peru. Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith attended romomi Grange meeting in est llalitax yester day. Miss Katherine Stockwell returned vesterdav from Newton, Mass., where sue visited in the home of her uncle, William Tyler. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Thayer, who have been visiting his parents. Mr. am! Mrs. II. D. Thayer, have returned to taeir home in Little Falls, N Y. Mr. Thayer . . - 1 1 : 1. is tne supervising principal 01 iuc ms'i and grammar schools there. VERNON. meeting of the The next Ladies' cir 13. a nd tie will be There wiil held Wednesday, Sept. be a business meeting supper. SCO I T WORK IN SCHOOLS. Vitalizing Book Lessons Part of Pro gram. The possibilities of a closer co-opera tion between the scout movement and the schools is now being considered by the department of education of the na tional council of the Boy Scouts of that a na- America, and it is expected tional policy to govern the relations ba tweeu scout mil and the schools will be mapped out. Many schools now give credit for scout work done outside the schools, and many more are in sympathy with the extra school activity, accord ing to a report by Irne W. Barclay, di rector of tlie department of education. Scout leaders take the utmost pains to see that coui activities do not in-i tcifcre with school duties, and troop j meetings are held on, Friday evenings for that reason. The best results, Mr. j Barclays reports show, have been ob-. tamed, not by formalizing scouting, but' by supplementing and vitalizing the book work by the many practical activi-! ties of the scout program. Through' scouting many a boy's healthy curiosity j lias been whetted, so that he comes fur perhaps the lirst time in life to see! "sense" in books. Tim mnlcinir of mioil citizens is one of the chief aims of the scout movement. Lverything in the program contributes , directly and indirectly to this end, and ; every boy wiio associates nimseir wim the movement is impressed with a sense of personal responsibility. If he sees a heap of rubbish that might cause a lire or collect disease germs he is taught to report these traps to the authorities. Scouts are organized for service, anil the report shows they, have participated in hundreds Vjf eity-elean-ups and city lieautiful and "walk-rite" campaigns. They fight flies, mosuitos and fever carrying rats, and they assist forest wardens and park commissioners hi pro tecting trees and planting new ones. In order that boys who live in remote country districts may enjoy the benefits of scout training, even though it is not possible for them to join a regular troop, the pioneer division of the Roy Scouts of America has ltecn established. Pioneer scouts follow th.e same program as other scouts do. taking their tests from a specially apjvointed local examiner, us ually a teacher, pastor or employer. Much interest ha loen manifested in this branch of scouting and state agri cultural departments and colleges have co-operated in the work. Needed Another Dose. Marjorle was a gisest of Iilen. The two 'disagreeing, Helta's nmiber called her Into the next room Kud explained to her that Marjorle was her guest and that it would be polite for her to allow her to have her own way. A few rnlouu-s later they disagreed again and Marj-;;Ie. after looking at Helen a minute or two, remarked: "You bad better go in there and I ?t your mamma t-nlk to von ar.nln" COMING. September 1 1 , J 2, 1 3 LATCHIS THEATRE COUNTY VETERANS. (Continued from Tage 1) Over 75 sat down to the served by the Relief corps at dinner noon, many of them being wives of erans, sons of veterans and guests. Prayer was offered by the vet invited Rev. F. II. Buffum of East Northfield. The veterans present were: E. F. Copelandt Colerain, Mass. ; L. W. Rush, Brookline; M. K. Powers, llubbards- ton, Mass. ; Mass. ; W. Mass.; M. Mass. ; Rev. field; R. P. Michael Sears, Greenfield, II. Mason, Springfield, L. Corbett, Bernardston, F. II. Buffum, East North Porter, Brattleboro; Henry J. Alien, Brattleboro; Col. George II. Bond Brattleboro ; Joel Flagg, Guil ford ; Adit. E. I. Putnam, Brattleboro; Charles A. Clark. Springfield. Mass. ; : . . . -- : . ax T I A. I . iianney, esumiisier csi ; i,. D. Farr, West Chesterlield. N. II.; George W. Johnson, West Brattleboro ; Martin V. Sleeier, Putney ; Albert Ma son, Gardner, Mass.; Rwlliu E. Harris, Greenfield, Mass. ; John R. Sears, Gieenlicld, Mass. ; II. P. Hunter, Brat tleboro; L. S. Axtell, Wardsboro; W. A. Shattuck, South Itmdonderry ; S. L. Leggett, Bellows Falls; William II. Pierce, Bellows Falls; John O. Spring, Hartford, Conn.; Thomas Ashwell, Westminster; Samuel McOlure, Guil ford; George Hubbard, Vernon; T; W. Eason, Brattleboro; Dexter Waite, Wardsboro; James R. LeRay, West Brattleboro; Albert Patch, Medford, Mass.; H. N. Fish, Seattle, Wash.; A. W. Kidder, East Jamaica; J. E. Gates, Westminster; J. L. Ormsby, Westmin ster West ; John A. Urout, xownsnemi ; J. N. Corbett, Greenfield. Mass.; M. II. Johnson, Jamaica; Wales Cheney, Ja maica; II. A. Dudley, South Iiondon derrv; Charles Dunklee, Greenfield, Mass. ; L. M. Tucker, Greenfield, Mass. ; M. M. Haskell, Brattleboro; and O. A. Johnson, Jamaica. Following the dinner, the Veterans' association held a business meeting at which the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President L. W . Bush, Brookline; vice-president, II. A. Dudley, South Londonderry; secretary treasurer, II. P. Hunter, Brattleboro. II. J. Allen of Brattleboro was elected chairman of the executive committee. Commander Bush then read letters of regret from the following comrades who were unable to be present: J. W. St elk bins, Hartford, Minn.; Lieut. II. II. Rice. Sioux Falls. Iowa. S. G. A. Field. Com merce, Texas, and E. S. Wright, Kenne bunk. Me. k ' The Vermont department of the Women's Relief corps was represented by Mrs. Kmoeene E. White of Brattle boro, who read a letter of regret from Ruth England Smith, president ot me inn if j Vern f nr ermont department. er letter follows: "With sincere ap- nrn"Htion of the honor extentled to me. I acknowledge the receipt of nn invita tion to be with you in Brattleboro today on this pleasant occasion. How I wish it were in my power to be there; but ns I cannot. I am sending to you these few words of affectionate greeting. I extend to the you the most cordial greetings of the Department of Vermont. Women's Relief Corps, whose president I have the honor to be and pledge to you our loyal service, individually and as an organiza tion, and for myself. I will say that a daughter of a comrade salutes you each and all. I wish I might look into your faces 'today and clasp your hands, for though many honors have Iveen given me. my highest is that my father was a soldier,- of jduinlens character and sterling worth; and I have never met a comrade yet who was not the same. I sluill visit Brattleboro later on and trust that I can tn. .n.in-i ..m n hwii mtii mi 1 ill -Mi.fr ll i i n.ln mi n. i i m r mi li I mi ill n 11 m.mttnti.k. Oakes Bros.' Famous Sweaters Arc Here. So Are Many Other Makes. We have Sweaters at $1.95, $2.15, $2.95, $3.45, $3.95, $4.45, $4.95, $5.95, $6.95, $7.95, $8.95, $9.95. Light weight, medium weight and heavy weight Bargains in Men's Union Suits One and two of a kind; were $1.50 and $2.00 all going at 95. Bargains in Men's Shirts One and two of a kind; were $1.50 and $2.00 all going at 95 About three dozen Men's Shirts one and two of a kind, were $2.50 all going at 1.45. Bargains in Sweet-Orr Trousers - I! rr: !-4 . ..V . Men's $25.00 Suits then meet many of these to whom T v;f" today ; and I want you eacn ana all u feel personally acquainted with rae from now on. May God bless and prosper you all and grant you many years In which to meet and renew the ties which bind you together; and as Anthony Wayne once said, Mead you forward' to all you most desire." It was unanimously voted to hold the annual meeting and reunion next year at Brattlelmro. The following deaths were reported : From Company K, 9th Vermont In fantry, O. M. Wrilliams of WLnhall; from Company B, Kith Vermont Infantry, Henry Miller of Brattleboro and J. II. Clark of Westminster West. The Veteran Society of Companies E and ( met late in the forenoon and was called to order by IVesident Albert Patch ofv Medford. Mass. Eight comrades were present ; four from Company E and the same number from "company . as 101 lows: Albert Patch, Medford, Mass., II. A. Carpenter. Newfane, Rollin E. Harris, Greenfield. Mass, John R. Sears, Green field, Mass., from Company E, and II. J. Allen, Brattleboro, Thomas Ashwell, AVestminster, Samuel Daggert, Bellows Falls, and George W. Johnson, West Brattleboro, from company G. The sec retary and treasurer's report was read and accepted and on motion the old loard of officers were elected as follows : Pres ident, Albert Patch ; vice presidents, II. J. Allen. George Hubbard and F. E. Ray; secretary-treasurer, II. A. Carpenter. The speakers at the afternoon session were Rev. E. I. Wood, pastor of the First Universuilist church, Rev. C. C. Chayer, paston of the First Methodist church and Rev. F. II. Buffum of East Northfield. -Rev. Mr. Chaser's subject was The Old Soldier's Worth and by symbolizing the outstanding ideals of American unity, American integrity and American spirit of sacrificial devotion, he showed how the old soldier still contributes to America's greatness. "It is a mistake for you to say at any time, 'I am of no more use,' " the speaker declared. "Rather, the present worth of the old soldier to the life of this country hardly can be overestimated. Allow me, representing the younger generation, to suggest to you what you now mean to us, that every old .soldier at this reunion may go home, not despondent because of his infirmity, but filled with a feeling that life is good because you are still useful." The speaker then dwelt at some length on the thought that the blue uni formed veteran symbolizes to the present generation American unity. ou. sol diers of tlie G. A. R., will do much," h said, "by symbolizing to the children of the immigrant the ideal of American unity. The little Italian boy hears the story of the men of '01 who loved a united nation enough to die for it. ami when he sees you in your blue uniform, though you be aged and infirm, he knows you symbolize the true America, for which Americans are ready, to die, the united America." Rev. Mr. Wood, who was the second speaker, chose for his subject, Progress Through Struggle, and he used the Civil war as an illustration of the struggle by which this country has come to a higher degree of civilization and devotion to American life. "We see the operation of this law of progress through struggle in Nature's progress to higher forms to better types said Mr. Wood. "We see it in human progress." Attention was called to the pioneers, the Revolution, and the Civil war, ami the progress of American life through these struggles. The strug gle is not merely struggle for self, but the struggle for others. The spirit of sacrifice is always present. The call of today is forward vision in struggle for others. The higher patriotism means Time for a 'About 50 Pairs, were $1.00 Bargains in One and 19.75 Men's $40.00 Suits . . Fall Hats and New FENTON'S MEN' Main Street. Opposite Vt. National Bank 3 C internationalism, a recognition of the brotherhood of man. The last speaker, Rev. Mr. Buffum of the 14th New Hampshire Volunteers, spoke on the American soldier and Americanism. Between the talks, there was singing of Marching Through Georgia, Yankee Doodle, and a solo. Barbara Frietchie, by Mrs. Marion W. Fa mum. The session concluded with the singing of America, j TESTING DIAMONDS. Simple Methods Which Can Be Used by Amateurs. A variety of tests may be advisable for one who is not an expert judge of diamonds ; and even one who is, an imi tation may leave teaiprrarily puzzled so that some mechanical or physical test is resorted to. The old test of cutting a piece of jjlass with the stone under in vestigation is now reversed, though with an additional variation. A file takes the place of glass, and the rasping edge of the little tool is brought against the sparkling surface of the gem under sus- 1 picion. This is an attack no impostor can survive for a single instant. No im pression, of course, can be made on a genuine diamond. Another test even more severe con sists of the following procedure : The stone is covered with) borax, heated and then dropped into a receptacle containing cold water. Glass or similar imitations will be shattered, but a diamond comes through the ordeal unharmed. Cleopatra may have dissolved her pearls in vinegar so as to make a price less drink, but the vinegar of that day must have " been exceptionally hard on the lining of the stomach if it could per form so astounding a feat. But today your diamond (if it be spurious) can be readily dissolved. Hydrofluoric acid will New Sweater and $1.50 all going at $2.05. Men's Suits Two of a Kind Men's $35.00 Suits ........ .. 24.95 29.50 Caps Are Here of course, is immune to this test. There are two tests with water that are equally interesting in demonstrating whether . or not you have been imposed upon by some trickster when you decided that nothing but a diamond would com plete vour happiness. One of these is simply to drop the stone in a glass of clear water. The stone, if it is a gen uine diamond, will still continue to radi ate some of its brilliancy, but a "paste" will have practically lost all of its glow and luster. - The second water test consists in put-. ting a drop of water upon the stone's surface and moving it about with the point of a . pin. With a diamond the drop will remain globular and hold to gether after the manner, somewhat, of a particle of "quicksilver." But on glass the drop will spread. Scientific American.. Susan's Seciet. Susan had been put out to serri, and her mistress liked the rosy fac of the young girl. One day Susan wag sent on an errand to town. She waa longer than usual ; and her mistress stood in the porch as she came through the field. Susan was happy, and her mistress said: 'Why, Susan, what a rosy, happy face youhave to day! You look as If the dew. had kissed you." Susan dropped her eye lids, and murmured : "Indeed, ma'am, but that nnsn't Ms nm'" uiTe as 1 see iu A young fellow starting In lif trusts everybody and when he geti old he trusts nobody. Who's to blamel Louisville Courier-Journal. Allen's Transfer Garage Bridge Street, Brattleboro Telephone 53 6-W SHOP y