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THE MIDDLEBURY REGISTER, MIDDLEBURY, VT.
r PAGE FOUR NATURE KEEPS HER SECRET icmlsts Have Never Been Able to Satltfactorlly Determlne the Com posltlon of Woad. Woad, with whlch the anclcnt Brlt ons used to staln theraselves, ls grown ln that part of Lincolnshlre, Kngland, whlch nbounds wlth dykes and wlnd BlllB, and along the borders of Cam brldgeshlre. If alluwed to go to seed the woad weed often grows to three and four feet ln helght and has a pret ty yellow flower. The flrst crop of tender green shoots li plcked in July or August, and during the harve.st men and women are to be eeen creeplng along the llelds on tlielr hands and knees all day long. The shoots are put into large wick er baskets and sent to a factory, of whlch there are three or four in that part of tlie country. When they arrlve they are squashed into pulp and al lowed to ferraent. Later they are niade Into balls und dried. Tliese balls reniain drying for sev eral weeks and are then broken into pleces and stlrred for a lengthy period. JDventunlly they produce a coarse, pow derlike substance, deep bluc In rolor. Lastly the powder ls dainieil, stored ln vats and sold to dyers and manti facturers of wooleiis and other articles ef appurel. The endurlng blue of the pollce man's unlform is obtained frmn woad, and, thougli It is an oxpenslve dye ut the outset, It ls the ehenpest in the long run. fhemists have trled hard to fathoin tlils secret of nature, htit without suc cess; and It ls doubtful If the Industry would cinitlnue to oxNt but for the of flclal deslre to procure uniforiiis thut are durable and of fast color. HAS RULED FROM BEGINNING That Japanese Royal Famlly Has No Name ln Proof of Assertlon Long Put Forward. In the peaceftil and lsolated com munlty it ls probahle that at first no famlly hud any speoial Hne of occupa tlon to follow. It was when the com inunlly hud matle progress that dlvislon of labor wn Introduced. It is clear from mnny myths that fninil.v names ln .lapan were taken from tlie ccupations followed. When many fanillles came to follow the saine c cnpation then the necesslty arose for gtvlng dlstlnctive names to the dif ferent fainilles. Of the rullng fainily, however, there was only one, and as it had no occupitlon as other famllles dld it hadno name. Nor was there any occaslon for glving It a dlstlnctive name; It sufficed to rnl! it hy an hon orlflc name. It was and ls only when a member of the imperlal famlly sets op a branch famlly that a dlstlnctive name ls given. Japan furnishes the solltary ln otance where the rullng famlly has no famlly name. ln Englund, Italy, Hol land and other eountrles those who already had fainily names acciuired in lluence and aseended to the throne. That the .Tapanese rullng family has no name ls a clear proof of the con tentlon that Japan has been ruled hy the saine fainily from the beglnning. Had there been any revoluthm nt any tlnie ln the hlMory of Japan that Is to say, had the flrst rullng fainily been supplunted by anotber the pres tnt iinperlnl house would have a nume of Its own. Chlcngo Journal. Sea Lions Invade a Lighthouse. The keeper of Itrlde's island lipht. below Cnpe Flattery, has appealed to the federul authorities in Taconiu for weapons and help. No Mioiier does he open his door than sea llons foree thelr way Into the houe und inake free with his posM-olons. At nlght they surround the place. harklng for fidmlttanre, nntli sleep is impossible. One blg fellow amuses hlmself by cllmblng the exterlor steiis to the llght, to plunge hcadlnng Into the sea. To klll one would only attract more, for the smell of putrefylng mcat Is t,n lrreslstible itttraetlon. Scieiitiflc Amerlcan. Invents "Ideal'1 Explosive. A Minnesota Inventor has com pounded an explosive which has dem on&trated remarkable qualitles ln rc cent experlinents. While appearing to have great dlsruptlve powers if closely conflned, as In a shell or drlll hole, lt can be exploded only by means of a blastlng cap or electrlc detonator. It ls reported to glve off no noxlous fumes, that lt wlll not explode when heated to 212 degrees Fahrenhelt, that lt wlll not freeze, and that lt cannot be accldentally exploded by shock. MICKIE, THE PRINTER'S DEVIL -THERE VJWO WAKIYQ nt3 mYERMEW THE FAMOOS MCVIE WHAT HE EXPECTED OF WIFE Qlrl'a Attltud Seems Unreasonabla When Theae Few Small Things Were All He Wanted. Beanty. Punctuallty. Sweet temper. Economy. Trust, And that she should be sound asleep when he came ln. And that he should not be questloned regardlng the hour when he rettirned from poker parties. Nor that she should make any com ments regardlng the strangeness of the fact that lt was necessary to have on lon Bandwlches at poker parties. And that she should spend such eve nlngs as he played poker or stayed downtown or went to stng dlnners wlth frlends of the feininlne sex. That she should nlwnys umlorstnnd that his fllrtatlons were too mlld for any uncalled jealousy on her part. That lt was qulte a dirferent thing for u nmn to be forglven than for a wotnan. And that he wouliln't have his wlfe make a fool of hlm as some wives he knew mnde of thelr husbands. Wlth tliese clear understandlngs at the start he knew that she would be very happy wlth hlm, for he would make her an ldeal husband. Iiut he had been a little too previ ous. She saw now why two other wives had dlvorced hlm. And she saved time by refuslng to marry hlml llary Graham llonner ln Judge. MADE A HIT WITH STUDENTS "Cafeteria Work" Was Somethlng Whlch Evldently Had the Approval of the Entlre Body. A new school for boys ln Terre Haute, Ind., ls a yery modern vocatlon al school, wlth band equlpment, blg athletlc park and cafeterlu. And the new students were much Impressed by these facllltles. On the flrst day of school one of the new fellows watched a last year stu dent nmke out his program, and it read: "Shop work, wood work, cherai cal laboratory work and forge work." He studied lt a little while and be gan wrltlng. And this is wliat he rote: "Band work, athletlc work," and then he hesitated, studied for a long time and liiiished, "cafeteria work." Before be could get any further the old student, having seen the progrum, selzed it for exhlblt, and lt went on record as the mobt popular program of the school. Electrlcity and Bullete. At u rltle meeting In Swit.erlaud it was dlscovered that the steel-jucketed bullets of the lnarksmen were swerved from their course by the lnllueuce of leh'graph and telephone wlvvi runulng almigide the range. says the Washing ton Star. Kxpt'Wiiieiit.s were then made at Thuu by placing four steel eables parallel with tlie range and about -10 yurds dlMnnt from lt und -endlug u curivnt of 8,000 volts tliroiigh them. Tlie el'fect, it ls said, was to turn the bullets so far from iheir course tlitit the devlatlon anionnted to 24 yanls on a range of Mi) yardi. The bulletx on being taken from the targets were found to be niau'iietized. Next, on an artlllery range of U.00O yurds the electro-niag-netic iutluence was generated 200 yards in front of the targets and -10 ynnN to one ide. The projeetlle were swerved M degrees I'rom a -traiglit line. A Doubtful Hit. One Mter ln this ICvansville fainily ls a newspuper repnrti'r and the other a school teucher. And the little teach-t-r is iiiuch given to borrowiug her sis ter's elothes. The good-natured re porter usually doesn't object, but the other day she felt her sister hud gone too far when she wore her new sllk dress and fall hat to school. She told her so, too. "Iiut I had heard the school board would be at the tuiihllng today," the teaeher exrused herself, "and I want ed to make a hlt wlth them." "I bet you dld." came buck the dry retort, "for the all nearly went wlld about thnt dres when I wore It to the school bonrd iiiceiing last nlght." Indlanapolls Neus. Smoklng In Church. Smoking ls common in South Aroer lcan churches. A visltor to Peru re cords tiiat at a church In Llma he no tlced one of the congregutlon enjoylng a dgar during a servlce, while through an opeu door he ciuight u gllmpse of a blshop, in full epNcopal robes, Indulg lng in tlie saint' luxury. "k N- y ALL KlGHT! LEGION NEWS (Continued from page one) other nations while the United States is training its armed forces in any fu ttire conflicts. G. L. Folbre, of Dallas, adjutant of the Texas department, al so drew the attention of the Legion men to thq fact that untrained troops were sent to the front line during the Woild War. "While serving at the front with the :i2nd division, I transferred men to re placement troops and saw them g(i in to the front line trcnches and shot down when they could have protected themselves had they been trained cvtn in the use of rifles," Mr. Folbre said. "Many of these men had been drafted into scrviee between six weeks and two months before they were rushed into action." The views of the Texas iLegion offi cial were supported by Austin A. Pet erson, Wibconsin adjutant, who urged the adjutants "to realize the serious ness of the prcparcdncss situation at this time, particularly in view of the ever-increasing danger of the Turkish and Near East question." Other Legion speakers urged the ad jutants to encourage voluntary enlist ment in thhe Army in their states and to advocate military training on a larger scale in the high sehools, cu! leges, tmiversities, and physical train ing in the grade sehools. It was as serted that the enlistcd strength of the regular United States Army at this time is even below the latest figure set by Congress. Legion Team Loses In the first basketball game of the season the Medical Detacliment five defeated the Rutland Legion team at the annory by the score of 21 to 23, Christmas day. It was one of the most exciting games seen on a Rutland court for some time and the referee blew his whistle for the end. The Legion led at the end of the first pe riod by the score of 8 to 3, but the Medics came back strong in the sec ond period and had the better of a 13 to 10 score. They maintained their lead in the third period. The Legion made a 'strong Ind in the fourth period )Ut the best they could do was to comc withiu a single point of the winners score. . Woods, fonner T. C. A. star, was a member of the winning quintet and his work was the feature of the game. Time after time he took the liall down the court and tossed it into the loop for a twin marker. Chase and Tower played a good guarding game for the Legion and on numiirous occasions they broke up the passwork of their opponents when it appeared that the "doctors" were going to score a basket. CORNWALL The Rev. Mr. Irons, formerly of Hardwick, will preach at the Congre gational churcli Sunday as a candidate. A new feature couneeted with Christ mas was introduced by several young people, who drove about town on Christmas eve and sang Christmas carols. This was greatly appreciated by all who were fortunate enough to hear them. PEST HARD TO DISCOURAGE Plowetd, Unlvenal Nulsanee, Has Been Known to Drivo Amateur Gardener to Profanity. A plgweed ls both an lrreslstible foree and an Inimovable body, hlend ed into one und working overtiine. I'igweeiW don't ask unythlng of any body. They don't oeed to. Even Dame Nature turned round and went invay as soon as she'd Introduced hlm. Uoolcs on gardenlng dismlss hlm wlth a Jaunty dlrectlon to "Keep the weeds down." But you cim't ostraclze a plg weed that way. A plgweed begins maklng trouule the mlnute he shows above ground. I never saw a plgweed that could look more like more klnds of young plants. You ean't tell by pulling 'em up, for the plgweed has a long, thln red root, but pulling up little llower and vege table plants by mlstake dlseouruges em, even if you admlt your error and apologize. And, on the other hand, it does not hurt the plgweed. Just let hlm He on the ground, and his roots curl Into It and he goes on growlng as lf nothlng had happened. If you mash one Into the ground wlth your heel, you just glve bim a better start All they ask is to be near enough the ground to see it. I brought some Into the house and put them on the window-slll, where they could see out by nihing up a Im, uml 1 1 :y grnw. You ci.uld ioek tln'iti up in n lo-et. und it our hands were oiled when you handled 'em, they'd get enough nourisliiiient to live on. The only sure way to get rid of one is to can hlm and burn tlie can. Everybody's .Miigiizine. There are now approximatelv I fHVl bulTaloes in the United Staes and 6,000 in Canada. By Gurlcs Sughr6c j suovj a unrue. yvt- . V ' . A ZEAL IJVfe NEW HAVEN Earl I'eck is visiting in Pennsyl- vania. Waltcr K'ingsley recently visited rel- atives in Bristol. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sawyer had a dinner party Christmas Day. Mortimer Roscoe is at home . from Middlebury College for the holidays. iLevi Sturtevant and family spent Christmas with his parents in Wey bridge. Smith Rosc has purchased a Dodge car. His family spent Christmas in Poultney. Miss Nita Osborne is spending the school vacation with her parents in Pennsylvania. Edward Uana is spending a few days in Waltham with his uncle, Wil liatn Jackman. Mrs. Paul Bearor has returncd from caring for a patient in Richmond the past three weeks. Mark Peck returned Tuesday after spending Christmas with his son, Gcorge, in Rutland. Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Dana attended the funeral of their cousin, Horace Pavne ,in Bridport. There was a good attcndance at the rhri'tmas tree exercises at the church last Sattirday evening. Mrs. Moses Wiilson, Marvin and Juanita Wilson spent Christmas in Burlington with reJatives. The Christian Endeavor Society sang Christmas Carols to the "shut ins" last Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. James Davis and Mrs. George Coates were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. II. Leonard Christmas Day. F. R. Barrows is at home from Sea side Heights, New Jersey, for the holi davs at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rov Potter. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Freeman and daughter, Norma, of Burlington spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Partch and family. The drama last Friday presented by the Junior elass was a great success. About $35.00 were cleared. Mrs. C. S. Dana directed the play. Fred Conant and wife entertained Mr. and Mrs. II. C. Conant, Carroll Landon and family, Miss Laura Mead and Mrs. Hannah Barnum Christmas Day. Lticius Barrows of New York City and Miss Mary Barrows of Deep River, Conn., have been with their sister, Mrs. Mary Barrows, for a few davs. Mrs. Frank Darrah of Morgantown, West Virginia, is here to see his inother, Nlrs. Ilenrietta Piirinton, who has been very ill at her rooms at the parsonage. Mrs. M. J. Landon, Miss Landon, R. D. Landon and family, and Mt. and Mrs. F. L Shackett were entertained bv Miss Alicc Hayward and Joseph Hayward of Addison Christmas Day ' There was a reunion of the Partch family at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Partch on Christmas Day Those present were Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Partch, Miss Pauline Partch, Robert Partch, Howard Winslow, wife and two children of West Rutland, Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Partch, Miss Hazel Partch, Rayraond Partch, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Freeman and daughter, Norma, and Cecil Partch of Burlington and Miss Anna L. Partch of Burling ton. The following miisic was rendered at the church last Sunday moruing: Or gan Voluntary, Pastoral Symphony from the Messiah, Mrs. Charlotte Shackett ; Doxology with Ilallelujah Chorus, Gloria; Hymn, Hark the Her ald Ansrels Sing; Anthem, "Glory to God in the Highest"; Response, Ladies' Ouartette, "Christmas Ilyinn"; Snlo, Christmas, Miss Beatrice Reuedict: Hymn, Augels from the Realm of Glory; Postlude. I'nfold Ye Portals from the Redemption. MUD PACKS FREE ON BEACH "Cure" That Costs Nothing It One of the Attractions at Famous Coney Island. Mud packs, whlch cost $2 aplece at beauty parlora, and whlch enjoy con- I slderable fame as wrlnkle eradleators I and skln beautlflers among the fair seir, may be had for notliing at Coney Island, writes a New York correspond ent of the Plttsburgh Dlspatch. Whlch explains the amazlng Mght oftered vlsltors to thc baach, when 800 bathers appeared ln mnd masks, thelr faces coated with blnck and yellow clay. The mud for the masks was obtalned where contractors an? workli'g on the new Coney Island boardwalk. Sand from sand suckers ls belng piimped to bulld the new bench, plpes a foot In diaineter throwing up clay, mud and water. The clay ls caught as it comes from tlie plpes and applb'd to the fiiee, wlii-re i( hunh'lN Into a bhn'k mass. The bathers then lle on the sand In the sun, In order to get tlie full effect of the "cure." Wonderful Power of Love. So long as we love, we serve. So long as we are loved by others, I would almost say. we nre Indispensa ble; and no mnn Is useless while he has a frlend. Robert Louls Stefenson. mMj OF MEW vorv; Do You Need Rubbers or Good Sturdy Arctics? Whether you require stylish, good-looking Rubbers, warm, durable Arctics, or well-made, long-wearing Rubber Boots come in and make your selection from our big line of "Ball-Band" Footwear. "Ball-Band" Rubber Boots are vulcanized by the Vacuum Process, giving the greatest possible strength and longest wear. Ten mil lion people look for the Red Ball Trade Mark when they buy Rubber Footwear More Days Wear in every pair. RUGG'S Tht,is"'rc Middlebury, 'T'HE Christmas holidays aie over, and we are now offering the latest in Cor- respondence Cards and small note paper with which to acknowledge those beautiful gifts. Started off the first of the week with a fine line of New Vtw's J and "Thank You" cards but they are going very rapidly. i In order to help you out on the expense, we are offering 1 LB. CASCADE LINEN PAPER (approx. 90 sheetsi and FIFTY ENVELOPES TO MATCH for 4c Wishing vou all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year H. M. LOUTHOOD The Sheldon 44-46 Main Street IF YOU ARE HAVING A NEW YEAR'S PARTY AT HOME, LET US COOK AND DEL1VER YOUR DINNER. Cca time Zmm Three Telephone 192 Justlce Abcve Afl. If the thing is unjuirt, tbou hast not oucceeded thongh bonflres blazed from Dortli to south and bells rang and the Just thing lny trampled out of slght to all mortal eyes n seemlngly abol lBhed; and annlhllateu thing. Bx-change. iiXeLu ukn aoAe. hwv9el.f I AVtt aWW Vermont Siore Middlebury, Vermont Franklin Street Meals at any time Reallilng an ldeal .Who says poets never reallte tbaii ldeals? Maxwell Anderom hffl bought n waterfall 25 feet high up h Rockland countv and every si'nris he slts in the pearly pool at its foo and lets the Hackensack ri.er pou over hlm. New York Kvening orlt He Overdoes the "Dignity" Stuff V4 W UAW O? OUY VYER)EMo GOVAWOM REPOaTErlSV 25.