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THE BRATTLEBORO DAILY REFORMER, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1920.
NEW SAVINGS DRIVE STARTS IN JANUARY Treasury Will Then Begin Sale of Thrift, Savings and War Savings Stamps and Savings Certificates. WASHINGTON, Dee. 29. The treas ury department is distributing circulars announcing that in January post offices and other national agencies, including banks and trust companies, will begin the sale of four classes or treasury savings se curities. , These embrace thrift stamps at 25 cents each; Havings stamps at $1 each;' war savings stamps at $5 each, and sav ings certificates in denominations of "25, ?lu0 and $1,000. Secretary Houston of the Treasury thus explains the character of these securities: " "The 1Wl securities consist' of the twenty-five cent thrift stamp which bears no interest and is used to evidence pay ments on account of war savings stamps and certificates; the $1 treasury savings stamp which bears no interest and is used to' evidence payments on account of war savings stamps and treasury savings certificates; the $5 war saving stamp and the registered treasury savings certificates in denominations of 25, $100 and $1,000 (maturity value.) As in previous years, the issue price of the war savings stamp is '4.12 in January, and increases 1 cent a month to i4.2.'i in December. The issue price of the 25 certificates is if-'ii.C) in January, and increases at the rate of 5 cents a month to 21.15 m December, and the issue price of the $100 -certificate is 82.40 in Jariuarv, and increases at the rate of 20 cents a month to S4.00 in De cember. The 1,000 certificate will be sold for X24 in January, and the price increases at the rate of 2 a. month to .S4fi in December. "As in 1920, war pavings certificates of the 1921 scries bearing the necessary com plement of war savings stamps may be exchanged for registered treasury savings certificates, series of 1021, in the 25, l(0 and $1,000 denominations. Provision is also made for the exchange during 1921 of war savings certificates of the 1918, 1919, and 1920 series for treasury pavings certificates of the same series at federal reserve banks and the treasury depart ment, exchanges of registeted certificates to be madfc through the post office ol reg- J istration. "The new treasury savings securities offered for 1921 sunoly a 1 unit for sav ing and a registered government security in' the 25 denomination which can be conveniently purchased through the accu mulation of the 1 treasury savings stamps." WARNS AMERICAN TRADERS. Russian Chamber of Commerce Shows Flaw in Soviet Contracts. NEW YORK, Dec. 29. The Atneri-cau-Jiusvian Chamber of Commerce, which lias offices in the Woohvorth buiiuing. issued the following statement yesterday : "In connection with the question of trade with the Soviet government, for which active propaganda is now being carried on in this country, we beg to call to your attention a. decision of far reaching importance that has just been rendered in the English courts by Jus tice Roche. "The tacts of the case were that tim ber belonging to a Russian firm was con fiscated in 1!)1S by the Soviet govern ment. In August, this year, Krasin, the Soviet commercial agent in Dondon, disposed of this timber by contract to an English firm. When part of the timber arrived in England the original owners laid ciaim to it. and now. by Justice Roche's judgment, the claim is sus tained and the claimants declared to be the rightful owners. "The practical effect on this judg ment is to invalidate all such contracts made by the Soviet representative, or in his behalf, if it can be proved that the good in question have been seized by the Soviet government from their right ful owners or even if the produce from the oil from which the real owners have been expropriated is exported as Soviet property. The main jwint at is sue rn the case was that since the Isrit- LONGEST SERVICE IN U. S. CONGRESS ish government never recognized the Soviet government no decree bv the latter expropriating private property could be considered valid in England. '"This explains why Bolshevist agents are agitating so actively the recognition of the Soviet government in order to legalize and validate the seizures and confiscations of private property and thereby enables them to realize on the same by sale to foreigners. In view of this decision the greatest caution should be observed in any negotiations with Soviet agents seeking to purchase Amer ican goods in exchange for expropriated gold or other property." DRY PASTOR PUNISHED. Reliable merchan dise the kind you want and need at 20 off H.P.Wellman Co., Inc. Members of B esse-Foster System Ordered to Pay $500 Damages for Search ing Yacht for Uquor. TORONTO, Dec. 2!). Damages of .S."iM) were awarded yesterday to O. E. Fleming, a Windsor lawyer, against Rev. J. ( . I,. Spracklin. who as a liquor law enforcement officer searched a yacht owned by the plaintiff last September. It was held bv the court that the search was conducted illegally, as the yacht was not a vehicle nor the waterway a highway in the sense of the law. The clergyman sprang into prominence last November when he was charged with killing Heverley Trumble, a hotel proprie tor, in a liquor raid near Windsor. He was absolved of blame bv a coroner's jury. . "Uncle Joe", Cannon Surpasses Record of Senator Morrill Hopes Now to Beat Gladstone. WASHINGTON, Dec. 29. For a time today the house of representatives suspended regular business to enjoy a talk-fest by Champ Clark, "Uncle Joe" Cannon, and other aged members in honor of the acquirement by Mr. Can non of the record of serving the longest time in congress of any American. Al though nearly S." years old Mr. Cannon spoke with his old-time shrewdness and effectiveness. At the close of yesterday's session of the house Mr. Cannon passed the mark for length of service set by Justin Smith Morrill of Vermont, who. as senator and representative served 43 years, nine months aud 24 days. The former speak er began today adding new time to his own record with the hope of reaching the ripe old age of KM), and beating Gladstone's record of 53 years in the British house f commons. Walking about the corridors of the cspitol vesterday chewing his long black cigar, Mr. Cannon told a friend there was no use of giving advice to younger representatives, because somebody else always was thinking up smart things and attributing them to him. The re mark, charged to Mr. Cannon, that they put spurs on the heels of army officers to keep their feet from slipping off the desk, was never uttered by him. "Hut what's the use," he asked. Counting his victory hy the recent landslide, Mr. Cannon has been elected to congress 2'.i times. He now is ending the 44th year of service. First elected in 1S72, he has kept coming to congress ever siuce, with the exception of two Novembers, when his people failed to return him. On May 7, next, he will be S5 years old. Few of his friends remember that he was born in Guilford, N. V. He served eight years as speaker and has been doing committee work so long he has forgotten when he started. "Mr. Gladstone served 53 years in the British house of commons, and with good election luck I hope to beat that," the former steaker Said. "I have had four years of absence I didn't ask for, and hope to reach the !3, but then you never can tell." PHYSICIAN KILLS A MAN. ARE DYNAMITING POND. New Bedford Police Searching for Body of James Collins, Jr. NEW BEDFORD. Mass.. Dec. 23. Be lief that the gun. cartridge belt and mit tens of James Collins jr., who disappeared while on a hunting trip were placed at the tin of Turners pond, where thev were found yesterday as a "plant'' to furnish a theory of accidental death, was ex pressed today by the police. The ice on the pond was dynamited this morning and the bottom dragged. No trace of the lad's body was found. The butt of gun was badly splintered and damaged us if it had been through a terriffic strug trle. All available police are working on the case. Called to Attend a Victim of North Caro lina Affray, He Shoots Another. ASIIEVILLE, N. C. Dec. 21). Called to attend a victim of a shooting affair in Madison county, near here yesterday. Dr. C. V. Burnett shot and killed a second man. In the first shooting Joe Carter was killed by his son-in-law. Banner Hensley, after a dispute over a land sale. When Dr. Burnett arrived, Henry Pace, a by stander, is said to have threatened him with a pistol, but the physician was the quicker on the trigger. Neither Hensley nor Dr. Burnett has been arrested but the doctor said he would surrender. All are widely known in the mountain territory where the shootings occurred. j i CAR SHOPS TO REOPEN. LAWRENCE RADICALS BOLT. Leave Textile Workers of America to Start "One Big Union." LAWRENCE. Mass., Dec. 21). A split occurred in the ranks of the local union of the Amalgamated Textile Workers of America at a meeting last night, and a faction headed by Beu Le gere. former secretary, announced its in tention of joining the "one big union." The other faction, headed by Joseph Salerno, who was elected secretary last Sunday night, reiterated its determina tion to retain membership in the Amalgamated. About 80 Per Cent of Hands Will Re turn to Work Monday. . SPRINGFIELD. Mass.. Dec. 20. The Boston & Albany railroad car re pair shops in West Springfield, which were closed indefinitely Monday, throw ing about 100 men out of work, will be re-opened next Monday, according to authentic information received heie to day. Eighty per cent of the employes will be taken back. The reason for the change of policy is not announced. NO TRACE OF BALLOON. Canadian Mounted Police Are Searching Lake Districts. COBALT. Ont. Dec. 2a The Cana dian mounted police have thus far failed to find trace of the American naval bal loon missing from the Rockavvay naval air station for more than two weeks. A message received today from the lake dis trict where the big bag was believed to have drifted stated the search was still being continued. REV. D. E. TROUT RESIGNS. (Continued from Page D 11 years ago, when that church merged with the Highland Baptist -church. It raised $13,000 at the time of the million dollar drive. The membership has dou bled during Dr. Rice's pastorate and now numbers between 3,j0 and 400. The sal ary is considerably larger than- is paid here. With one exception Rev. Mr. Trout has been in Brattleboro longer than any other of the present pastors. Besides his work here he has had charge of the churches in Vernon and Guilford Center, preaching afternoons in those places on alternate Sundays a part of each year. His work here has been of the construc tive kind 'that has left its impress in many fields of activity and has made him deservedly-popular with all classes, espe cially the young people. His preaching is logical and forceful, of a type which has led to frequent calls for public addresses, both here and elsewhere. Two occasions which he is pleased to recall, on which he gave addresses, were the dedication of the soldiers' memorial tablet at the foot of Main street and the welcome service in the Auditorium after the soldiers returned. Rev. Mr. Trout was born in Springfield. Ohio, Nov. 1, 1HS1, a son of Aaron P. and Mabel (Farr) Trout. His early educa tion was obtained in the Springfield gram mar and high schools, and for three years he attended Wittenberg college in that city. In 11)03 he, entered Tufts Divinity school in Medford, Mass., where in the following year he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts and from which institu tion he graduated in 1907. receiving the degree of Bachelor of- IMvinity. also the degree of Master of Arts in sociologv. He was chosen representative of the divinity school for the Tufts commencement exer cises, delivering an oration. While in Wittenberg he became a mem ber of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, aud participated in athletics, including base ball an 1 basketball. In the high school he was on the star football team. At Tufts he belonged to the Musical club, playing mandolin, and for two vears he was violin soloist with the Tufts Divinity Concert company. Immediately after his graduation in 1907 he came to Brattleboro as resident pastor of the First Universalist church, which extended him a call in March of that year. Since then about ISO persons have been received into the church mem bership, which now has an active mem bership of 317. The church has attained a leading place among the T'niversalist churches of the state in activity and in fluence. During the million-dollar drive last year this church subscribed not only its quota of $n,(MM) but $1,000 in addition, and all of it was given to the general cause, none of it being retained for 'home work, which was a record that but few churches made. The pastor's salarv has been more than doubled. During Rev. Mr. Trout's pastorate tho Sunday school has been fully reorgan ized, this and all the other church organ izations are on a sound working basis. The Sunday school has an active member ship of 179, which is as large as it ever has been, and there are 40 in the primary department. The Y. P. C. U. is in a flour ishing condition with a membership of M ; the Daughters' Circle, composed of young women, has been organized under the present pastorate and ha about 40 members : the Mission Circle and the Ladies' Circle are active branches of t h church work; and the Boy Scouts troop organized in 1915 has been in continuous existence. This was the first chut eh in town to institute a series of evening illus trated lectures, beginning in 1!01. Since he began his pastorate here Rev. Mr. Trout has received lettcrsfroni more than 25 churches, some of them in large cities, asking if he wfmld consider calls In thetae work Itev. Mr. Trout has been a member of the Y. P. V. V. board and filled an unexpired term as president of the organization. At the present time he is chairman of the fellowship cnuiiuit tee of the Universalist Convention of Ver mont and the Province of Quebec. Rev. Mr. Trout is president of the Brat tleboro Civic league, secretary of the Brat tleboro Tuberculosis association, a trus tee of the Brattleboro Free library and one of the three members of the hook -committee, a director of the Chamber of Com merce, and chairman of the investigating committee - for the proposed Community House. He is a 32d degree Mason, and his work in this order as well as in the order of Odd Fellows has been of a distinctly bene ficial character. He is a noble of Mt. Sinai Temple, Nobles of the Mvstic Shrine; prelate in Beauseant commanderv, No. 7, Knights Templar : chaplain in Fort Dummer chapter, No. 12. Roval Arch Ma sons; senior warden in Brattleboro lodge. No. 102, F. and A. M. ; senior warden iii Hebster lodge of Perfection, in which he has worked as orator the past three or four years in the 4th, 7th and 14th de grees ; noble grand in Wantastiquet lodge of Odd Fellows, and a member of Oasis Encampment. .",;Tun?.n' Rev- Mr- Tront mar ried Miss Mabel Tufts Littlefield of Rock port, Mass. They have two daughters Shirley, 10. and Marjorie, 4. Mrs. Trout is an accomplished pianist. Rev. Mr. Trout's father is a resident of Springfield O. His mother died in 1013. A brother olney F. Trout, also lives in Spring held, O. BURGLAR IS SENTENCED. X corse Goyette Mast Sen Three to Four Years in Prison. SPRINGFIELD. Mass., Dec, 28. George Goyette .of Ivontjineadow who, after his arrest Dec. 14 confessed to a series, of burglaries in that town that yielded mostly jewelry. silver ami clothing to the value of $10,000, was sentenced to state prison for three to four years in superior court here today. The iKiliee are still looking for a con federate, who Goyette said participated in, the break. REFUSES $150,000 OFFER. President Wilson Says He Can't Write! Article Worth It. WASHINGTON. Dec. 29. President Wilson has refused an offer of $150,000 from a syndicate to write .an article of his own selection on the ground that no article was worth such an amount, it. was learned today at the White House. Details of the offer, which was one many he has received lately, were not made public. f Europe has fourteen reigning sovereigns. 2,500 NEW SINGERS ARRIVE. America's Stock of Canaries Increased Monkeys Monkey with Soup. ' NEW YORK, Dec. 29.-The canary bird market, which Had been sadly depleted during the war, was brightened up ves terday by the arrival of 2,500 vellow warblers from the Ilarz mountains, brought over on the steamship F. J. Luck enbuch via Rotterdam. Officers of the shin said that the canaries sang all day long on the trip, the cold weather not ap pearing to have any effect on their throats or spirits; The American freighter Lake Bilboa ar rived yesterday from Central American ports with 150 long-haired monkeys and 200 can-es of parrots. According to mem bers of tin? crew, some of the monkevs got loos after leaving port and made things unpleasant for the men until they were secured. One of the monkeys, emp tied a bottle of cayenne pepper into a boiler of pea soup ani stirred it up, im itating the cook. Another monkev got a bottle of" cayenne pepper from a locker and sprinkled the contents over the red hot galley stove, and in a few minutes the enp-ineeis and other occupants of cab- j alleywav on their hands and knees, sneez ing violently. Mow Dry I Am GUN COTTON PLANT BURNS. No Explosion But Estimated Damage of SI 5,000 Is Done. CONCORD, Mass., Dec. 29. The gun citton plant of the American Smokeless Powder Co. was destroyed by fire early todav. The flames ran through the combustible without explosion, but threatened a serious spread until the Maynard and Concord fire departments joined forces to stop it. The cause of the tire was not determined. The loss was estimated at $15,000. DEATHS. In New York city. Dec. 2S, Freder ick U. Simpson, about 55, formerly of Brattleboro. Your Storage Batteries' Favorite Song Drive in and let us give your battery a drink and advise you regarding the proper care of same. If you lay up your car during the winter months you should have your battery placed in storage. If your battery will be one year old next spring it should be stored dry. Our facilities for this work are of the best, our work carries a definite guarantee and our charges are very reasonable. J Manley Brothers Co. Inc. BATTERY SERVICE STATION High Street Brattleboro, Vermont The proof of the Pudding used to be in the eating thereof . Now it is in the raisin thereof. Cynthiana (Ky.) Democrat. FOOD QUALITY, QUANTITY, SERVICE THE BEST AT LOWEST PRICES BOARD BY THE WEEK The Well-known Food Shop Pies and Cakes For Sale SCOVELL'S RESTAURANT Barber Building . kO-ff; .y.ti d ; Tffi! IT " ' fotlff If ; ft! W?f"g Wff !ty 'ymfftfTmtrwmfifTt HtWTBTtmwifWm unti nrwmMfmm'mtTffr'tfmTfm'HtHmwtmmwm mn WTr?ntWTHmn Wnm'mmWfB WrnffHBnw T! liltBto.illl.ill.rii,ruMd itliUMtiUiMlulWttliliuil L ATCH TH ATRE Presents Today THE UNIVERSAL SPECIAL PRODUCTION 6ZWW Tb: I?? JLJL OIIOT M30UH With Frank Mayo and a Great Supporting Cast Extra A Special 2-Reel Northwestern "The Son Of The North Also Pathe Review MATINEE 2.30 Children 11c, 17c; Adults 17c, 22c, 28c EVENING 7 and 8.55. Admission: Children 11c, 17c; Adults 22c, 28c 99 5 - 1 ' a 6 , m H T iVi nn GOOBNOW, PEARSON & j Brattleboro's Department Store Here Are All the Greatest Clothing Values of the Season All Carefully Selected for Our Annual Year-End Sale Which Continues Until Saturday Night Men's Suits and Overcoats mi $25 TOMORROW PRESENTS THE METRO SPECIAL PRODUCTION The Star Rover An interesting purchase from a maker of good clothing who took a generous slice from his regular whole sale price when selling these suits and overcoats to us. Plenty of young men's snappy styles and conservative models in suits ; big, warm, woolly ulsters, with or without belts. Regular $35.00 and $40.00 values, marked for our Annual Year-End Sale to sell at BY JACK LONDON Enacted By An All Star Cast The Most Unusual Mystery Photoplay of the Year. Extra Bray Pictograph Latchis Theatre The House of Better Pictures $23 . Every Suit and Overcoat in our stock marked at a distinctive price re duction for this event. $25 and $30 Suits and Overcoats, 20 $45 and $50 Suits and Overcoats, $35 $60 and $75 Suits and Overcoats, 45 Not a Suit or Overcoat in our store marked over $45.00. All Kuppenheimer Clothes Included - .V, V iftfttZ 'V -M Wv vftflf luen s iieavv loining Men's $15.00 Mackinaws, in plaid pat terns of blue, green, brown and gray. Three large outside pockets. Belted back. Sizes to 46, Sale Price 10.00 Men's $10.00 and $12.00 "Malone" All Wool Trousers, heavy weight, warm and . very serviceable trousers. Best quality. Sizes to 50 waist, Sale Price 7.50 Men's $15.00 Sheep-lined Coats, with beaverized sheepskin collar. Gray wool material outside. Large flap .. pockets. Length 34 inches, Sale Price 10.00 ' Men's $30.00 and $35.00 Sheep-lined Ulsters, with beaverized sheepskin collar. Extra quality, heavy pelt. Large flap pockets. Length 47 inches. Sizes 38 to 44, Sale Price 19.75 Men's $75.00 Kangaroo Fur Coats, Sale Price 45.00 1 FI JHiswijll!!!!