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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER; MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1922. "President Harding says the public should have a rest from congress." News item. IT'S TOASTED or extra process which gSvos a Published Erery Evening Except Sunday t Tk American Building Annex, Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont. Address All Communications to The Reformer. I RsppiinfRiitjfiiGS kWelt Mason I , I, -I II , M, ' - rv1 GARET T3cMfi Prize-winning Cheese We are distributors of the cheeses which won all the prizes at the Val ley Fair. This cheese is, of course, the kind you want on your table and is for sale at all leading mer chants in town. If you have any trouble in procuring it, call us on the telephone and we will tell you where to obtain it. The Wearing of Glasses Denotes Intelligence Age Itas nothing to do with it, but common sense has. A child of five may need glasses just as badly as an adult of sixty. Perfect sight should he your lirst con sideration and glasses worn if found necessary. 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Prompt reports should be given of each failure to receive the paper on the morning following the omission, in person, by telephone or postal card, thus enabling the cause of the error to be promptly and accurately discovered and the proper rem edy immediately applied. It is only by this method that the publisher can secure the de sired service. The Reformer is on sale every evening ly the following news dealers: Brattleboro, Brattleboro News Co C W. Oeaveland, S. L. Purinton fEsteyrille), Brooks House Pharmacy, Allen's Depot News stand, Gilbert J. Pollica, 297 South Main St. (Fort Dummer district). 'West Brattleboro, J. I Stockwell, East Dummerston, M. E. Brown, Putney, M. G. Williams. Newfane, N. M. Batchelder. West Townshend, C H. Grout! Jamaica, R. J. Daggett South Londonderry, F. H Tyler, South Vernon, E. B. Buffum. Hinsdale, K. H., VV. H. Lyman. Greenfield, Mass., Greenfield News Co. Greenfield, Mass., C A. Hays. MONDAY. OCTOBER 11, 1022. INTEREST IN DIPLOMACY. One of the factors re-shaping modern diplomacy is the tendency of the public in every groat democracy to demand full knowledge of diplomatic discussions while they are going on. There is pop- j ular impatience at being kept in ignor-j iiiar ui luifiiiutiunai negotiations. Elihu Root, writing of foreign affairs, points out that this development is not necessarily helpful until the public has acquired understanding. The American public, for example, paid too little atten tion to world affairs before the great war. It is only now learning how and why nations are inevitably knit to gether. Without such knowledge the public cannot reach sound judgment on international questions, and may even add to the difficulties of any particular problem by ignorant demands. Misrep resentation and prejudice, too, have a chance to warp the opinions of the un trained and uninformed. No doubt Mr. Root is right to a cer tain extent, in maintaining that an ig norant public meddling in the delibera tions of expert diplomats may cause harm. On the other hand, the more the public is permitted to share in knowl edge of foreign relations, the sooner it will learn the things-it needs to know in order to participate intelligently. Dip lomats, too, aware of the fact that the voters of a great diplomacy are keenly interested in international matters, will surely not be less inspired to do good work. RAILROAD CROSSINGS. The suggestion has been made that the railroads as a part of their "careful crossing" campaign should take part of the burden of safety upon their own shoulders by placing warning signals far enough from railway crossings so that motorists will have time to check down before reaching the tracks.' It is a good suggestion. It is pointed out that in spite of the change in methods of transportation the railway companies still content them selves with placing warning signals right at the track just as they did when old Dobbin, furnished the motor power for road vehicles. In some localities pri vate interests or state highway authori ties have improved matters by putting warning sjgns 100 yards or more from danger points, but the majority of cross ings in this country are still marked as they were 50 years ago. In many instances these signals are not visible either by night or day urtfil the motorist is fairly upon the tracks. They need to be improved intrinsically and placed at least 500 feet frpm the crossing. The railroads in their safety campaign lay great stress on careful driving. As a matter of fact there are far more careful drivers than there are reckless ones. - If warning signs were 1'laced far enough from the tracks to permit control of a car driven at aver age speed, the number of crossing acci dents would drop accordingly. On the same day the New York Cham ber of Commerce adopted a resolution urging a nationwide taking of finger prints o prevent crime New York bur glars put collodion on their hands and stole $65,000 worth of goods without leaving any finger prints. Make a more up-to-date think, advocates of fingerprints. "There are representatives of the churches who would go to war, if neces sary, to prevent further atrocities in the Near East," says Charles S. McFarland, general secretary of the Federal Coun cil of Churches. Americans will hardly hoar the tocsin that calls for war for such a purpose. The Galveston Daily News is distrib uting its Annual Trade Edition made up of 100 pages of news and promotion features. No one cares to read the whole of it but merely looking it over gives one a favorable impression of the city that rebuilt itself after almost com plete destruction by a great tidal wave several years ago. "Restore to towns administration of local affairs, and orpose centralization and paternalism" State Republican platform. Does this mean the repeal of the .$150,000 appropriation for town highways other than trunk lines? The state cannot afford to build local roads that the towns themselves cannot afford. Tile Farm Journal estimates that the value of the crops and livestock produc tion in the United States this year will amount to $13,650,000,000, a very good showing for the American farmer.' This record also tends to discredit those kill joys who sit around and say "farming doesn't pay." Mustapha Kemal Pasha could make a lot of money in the movies just now acting the "Sheik," for instance. Meteorologically speaking, we would say nature is beginning to function again. Turkey is strutting around like a live gobbler, but Thanksgiving's coming. Primary Purely Party Matter. (Rutland Herald.) The indignation of certain voters who resented being questioned as to their jk litioal preference at the recent primary is given expression by some contempo raries in a rather curious way. Some of them actually want the law amended so that Democrats can vote in Republican primaries and Republicans in Democratic primaries; others want k repealed, so that party; committees can control the voting of the primary through some adaptation of the caucus system. The indignation of a voter who resents being asked to state what ticket he de sires to vote arises from a misconception of the primary plan. It is not a public matter in the sense that an election is, and the laws governing it are for the purpose of keeping it free from corrup tion and misuse, rather than -for the purposes of favoring any candidate or political plan. It is, in fact, a party matter, in which parties are definitely recognized and. through the amendment of 1921, re quired to "keep by themselves" so far as party tickets are concerned. It does not, of course, prevent a Democrat's calling for an official Republican 'ballot, or vice versa, but it compels them to express their preference, for that occasion at least, and it has already operated as a check on the parties mixing into each other's business. The whole primary is likely to be under attack at the coming session of the legislature, but before much is done about it the membership of the house and senate would do well to acquaint them selves with the actual facts and condi tions, then follow the suggestion of the Republican state platform and decline to repeal or seriously impair the virtues of the primary except with a referendum attached. The primary is not perfect, but it has served some important public purposes, and, in a state where nomination is al most tantamount to election, it is neces sary. Let it stand until we get some thing better. Miss Beard's Victory. (Barre Times.) Miss Edna L. Beard won a notable success in landing the nomination for the Orange county senatorship in a very close contest with one of the strongest and best men in the country. A margin of only a few votes finally landed her on the right side after the early figures gave the place to her opponent. The parties who circulated the reiKirt during the canvass that Miss Reard had with drawn expressed their wish, rather than their certain knowledge. She will prove the same quiet, modest, hard-working and commonsense member of the senate that she did of the house. Randolph Herald and News. It is worth noting, too, that Miss Heard won the nomination in an "off" year for the west side of Orange county. The west side had the senator two years ago and the east side naturally was looking for the nomination this year. Miss Beard's splendid record in the house two years, ago counterbalanced the "mountain rule" of the county, as well as the undoubted strength of the east side candidate ; and without making any extended canvass Miss Heard was re turned the nominee of the country, al though by a close vote. Radio Religion at Home. (Express and Standard.) The Radio club of Laconia, N. II.. is an up-to-the-minute organization. The local newspaper announces that on the Sunday following it will breadcast the vesper services of the Congregational church" of that place. The whole serv ice will be sent abroad from the time when the prelude begins, so that the chorus choir may be heard, and the ser mon by the pastor, liy this means it is expected that many who cannot attend church may have the music and sermon as well as though present in the sanctu ary. This may be all right for the in valids and aged people, but may it not be an inducement for the lame and the lazy to curl up on the couch, and glis ten in" without the trouble of changing their clothes or painting their foolish little noses? With all the usual hin 'drances on church attendance we would suppose that the ordinary clergyman would not bail with hilarity another scheme to break up attendance on the sanctuary. Democrats Cling to Caucus. (Burlington Free Press.) That it is possible under our primary legislation for those who do not care to use the direct primary to use the caucus demonstrated by the Democrats of Ver- monr. lhey held a state convention and nominated a ticket. Then they held another convention to adopt a platform and complete party organization. The Democrats at Bellows Falls held a cau cus and put in nomination H. N. Bulger as a candidate for representative against Dr. Osgood, who was nominated by the Republicans on primary day. Tin Democrats had the law looked up and they discovered tUat independent papers could be filed up to 15 days before elec tion day, Nov. 7- And He Did! I JUST STARTED ON A HEW JOB - I'M now You'll FIND Pt 0?ltl A But collector! OUT! f- AND HfrfSlb-C 6ot ' JvA ) HOME ' Copyright, 1921, George Matthew Adams Today's Events Festival of St. Denis, patron saint of France. Observance, of Fire Protection day througtout the United States and Can ada. Centenary of the birth of Gen. George Sykes. who commanded an army corps at Gettysburg. Third trial of Arthur C. Rurcli. charged with the murder ef , J. lielton Kennedy, Loj Angeles broker, is set for today, i The annual Mississippi-Alabama fair will be opened at Meridan today and continued through the remainder of the week. President Harding is scheduled to de liver me opening address at the meeting in Washington today of the annual con vention of the American Red Cross. The American Mining congress, repre senting the mining interest of the Uni ted States, will celebrate its 25th anni versary at its convention ' opening in Cleveland today. Today hasi been fixed as the date for beginning the trial at Ilackensack. N. J.. of George Kline, motion picture location manager, and others under indictment charging them with the murder of Jack Bergen, motion picture stunt actor. Today's Anniversaries. 17S1 The French and Americans began a heavy bombardment of the Brit ish iK)sitions at Yorktown. 1S03 William M. Gwin. one of the first i senators from California, born in Sumner county, Tenn. Died in New York city, Sept. 3, 1SS5. John Stevens established a steam 1S11- ferry between Hoboken and. New York city. 1S31 Count Capo d'Istrias, president of Greece, was assassinated. 1S5S First overland mail from Cali fornia arrived at St. Louis 24 days from San Francisco. 1S97 German Socialist congress decided to takp part in national elections. 190G Archbishop Bond. Primate of All Canada of the Anglican church, died at Montreal. Born in Eng land in 1S15. 1919 An Italian woman lawyer, first of her sex, aapearcd at a court trial at Anconn. Zn the Day's News. , Prominent among' the speakers at the annual convention of the American Red Cross in Washington this week will be Dr. A. Ross Hill, who is in charge of the foreign oiH'rations of the society. Be fore taking up Red Cross work Dr. Hill had attained distinction us an educator. A native of Nova Scotia, he attended Dal hoiis college and then fitted himself for high place in educational circles by specializing in philosophy and pedagogics at Cornell university, Clark university and th universities of Heidelberg, Ber lin and Strasburg. In the Wisconsin normal school at Oshkosh ; in the Uni versity of Nebraska as dean of the col lege of arts' and sciences and as profes- BOSTON I . E Vm. Si.''. 1 II &M Willi! HUlMiM t ; " ; COALS OF FIRE. ' 'My neighbor earned my deepest hate, he slew my .Maltese. -eats; he slugged them -with some chunks of slate, and stove in ail their flats. I traced the frightful crime to him, as Sherlock might hate done, and yowed 'I'd rend him limb from limb before my race was run. But in my heart emotions dread don't flourish much or thrive; "To punch my neighbor's dome," I paid, "won't make my cats alive. Some day, no doubt, he'll realize how sin ful Was his deed; with briny streaming from his eyes, for. pardon he will plead." That night myneighbor's cow lay ill, upon her couch of hay, and by, her side, with dope and pill, I sat till break of day. I bent -above; that ailing cow, a proud though childlike form, and gently fanned her fevered brow, and gave her mashes warm. "You've saved her life,' my neighbor cried, "you've played a noble game; ah, humble is my" wicked pride, and I am sunk in shame. If I but had a pair of gats, I'd aim them at my dome ; 'twas I who slew the pale blue cats that frolicked round your home." "Now let the stricken cats sleep on," I said, "let dead things be ; come forth and sit upon my lawn, and eat a pie with me." . .-, ' Copyright by George sor of the philosophy of education at Cor- Iuell, he had made a fine reputation when called to the University of Missouri, in . 100!S, to be president. This post he eon I tiuued to fill until the early part of last I year, when he resigned to-take charge of j the foreign operations of the Red Cross. One Year Ago Today. Magyars began an invasion of Austria. New York Nationals beat New York Americans in fourth game of world's series. Today's Birthdays.' Camille Saint-Saens, the famous French composer, born in Paris, S7 years ago today. Wesley L. Jones, United States senator from Washington, born near Bethany, 111., 59 years -ago today. Myron T. Herrick, United States am bassador ta France, born at Huntington, Ohio, 07 years ago today. Rt. Rev. Ethelbert Talbot, Episcopal bishop of Btthlehem, Pa., born at Fay ette, Mo., 71 years ago today. Joseph W. Sewell, infielder of the Cleveland American league baseball team, born at Titus, Ala., 24 years ago today,. Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, U. S. A., retired, who is soon to become head of th University of Pennsylvania, bom at Winchester, N. II.. 62 years ago today. The State Platform. (Bennington Banner.) The platform put out by the Republi can state convention was the shortest, most forceful and altogether sensible platform offered by either party in Ver mont in recent years. It states the is sues in a few words and it ought to ap peal to every voter except those inclined through temperament or previous con viction to choose other political idols. Perhaps no voter who thinks for him self ever agrees entirely with the plat form of his party. The Banner doesn't believe in the plank in this calling for a tax on gasoline to lay the dust in roads. The dust-laying, since the virtue of calcium chloride was discovered, is too smnll a matter to call for a special i means to finance it. If a tax is placed an gasoline, and it is a fair and reason able proposition, the money should be used in building roads. There are other things in the platform that other people may not approve but that does 'not change the main issue. This platform was prepared and promul gated by the Republican candidates for offiee in Vermont. It is in every es sential respect the best platform put out by 8ny political party in Vermont in 30 years. It would seem as though the men who fathered this platform may be hopefully considered by the voters of Vermont and that is about as far as the voters are justified in going with party platforms. ' Thank You. (Barre Times.) Perhaps the readers of The Brattle boro Reformer will overlook the fact that that esteemed journal devoted ap proximately 10 columns of a sigle day's issue to the description of the recent Valley fair in that town. Newspaper- 1- r. . . ... Alto- n ..I.!,!- tfl ti II 111 TlSi (111 a single topic of news is a big physical I accomplishment and a task which would tax the working capacity of much larger I newspapers than The Brattleboro lie- former. The .accomplishment of that et fort indicates what a large part a news paper plavs in the progress of its coni-j IllUImy. lesi. iup rrauri f ui iur ui xl- tleboro paper do not give reasonable credit for the accomplishment, w take this occasion to make mention of- the fact, giving the contemporary an oppor tunity to print' the credit accorded by ! another newsiKiier if it so desires. Cuts the World's Whiskers. The Amer."ean safety razor is given the credit of having conquered the Span ish beard. On account, of the heaviness of the beard, the Spanish men generally shave much less than those of other countries and the result was they pre sented a rather 'unshorn appearance. The visit to the barber was a serious matter and the Spaniard selected his barber as other men would select a den tist, the one that was least painful. But the American safety razor is said to have overcome this and the men are not only , enabled to shave themselves but to shave ( mere frequently. V.S.Q.UINBY COMPANT ourame Wee "and it tastes 4 just as good as it smells!' Matthew Adams a' LITTLE Tb Aftir suppir last nite pop reetched in his vest pockit fon a cigar without pull ing eny out on account, of none being there, pop saying, Yee gods, not a cigar and me dying for a smoak a.s I never died before. Benny, take this quarter and run erround to the cigar store and get ma 2 Queen liillie cigars, if I dont have a smoak in 5 minnits Im a ded man. Yes sir, I sed. And I ran all the way to the cigar store as fast as lightning and started to run back agen even faster carrying the cigars in a paper bag in one hand and the ferst thing I knew I was ony carrying the bag on account of the cigars having jumped out while I was running, and I went back and pritty soon I found them looking all rite exsept for a loose end on one and 2 small cracks in the other one. and I started to run home agen, and the. next thing I knew I tripped over a stuck up brick and fell rite down on top of the cigars, proberly being the ony thing that kept them from coming out of the bag agon, thinking. G, I wonder if enythiug elts happened to them in there. Ony I dident look to find out on ac count of thinking itinite be. bad luck and I kepp on running home without eny thing elts happening exseept the bag nocking agenst a telegraff iole and I got home all out of breth and pop sed. Well, you are pritty quick it that, I must say this is a plezzant serprize, now hand me those cigars before I pass away. Wich I handed him the bag and started to watch his ixpres.sion to see if it would start to change eny. wich it did its' soon as he. looked in the ta. me quick sayin?, I fell down once and they dronied out once. " ' ' O'reely, is that all, I thawt at the very leest they must of got run over by a steam roller, pop sed. And he got up mad and went out to get some himself. Negroes Make Progress. According to a recent report, ' in the last sixty years Negroes in this country have -acquired 22,000,000 acres" of land, 000.000 homes and , 45.000 churches. They operate 7S bauks and 100 insurance companies, besides 70.000 other business enterprises with a capital of $150,000. 00. tHving to the large number of schools and colleges for. colored children illiteracy has Nen reduced to less than 27 per cent. The Pathfinder. 1 Every Factory is in Danger A great manufacturing plant was destroyed by fire. It was f brick and steel construction an all metal, product. The- roof alone was combustible. The loss to taled $2.0i.000. MAKE INDEMNITY SURE S INSURE fit. E. Taylor & Son Rooms S and 9, American Bids. BRATTLEBORO, VT. CHICAGO 45lh I Vs 4 off!?" " VJ MMMl J ! IIWIM mMM HI ITU!