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BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, SATURDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 5; 1921.
THREE CENTS VOL.8. NO. 287. MILE MILLS REFLECT SUMP Quarterly Dividends in Fall River District Near Pre-War Basis WERE NOT EARNED, STATEMENT SAYS Average Per Cent Is Hip Lowest Since Liite in l!!r When War Prosperity Started Surpluses Have Recti Great ly Reduced by Slump. FALL K1VKII, Mass., Feb. .-..-Dividends by the textile mills in tins city dur ing tli.' thst of the mill year 21 i IV.' i leluin neat ly to i;ial eommions aceirding to tabulations made public t o.lav , hv llaffords X- t o total of tftttUAi; a i 1 out during the quarter jut o ml. at an avoiage late of "J 1-2 per cent is th, aveiaj;e percentage since I. l!i.i when war orders instituted a pot iod 1 pro-pe; iiv iicvei' before expel iciict'd in the teti!e iiidnstiy. The statement savs the mil's hav Hot ( carnd their dividends dining the last , iuartcr but that t hev have been declaiedj n'ml paid out ot accumulated earnings since the war. "Surpluses have been reduced ( Ntensive'.v us a result of the Mump in the , oil. m mallet ami the aiioiute unviii- ingue.-s id liii.vers to M i-.temciit adds. handle cloth. the "NATION HAS NO TREASURER. Hut G. F Mien Will Continue to Look . ,. , iter lis Funds. VAHIIGTO Feb. .". The I uited . pel mit th,.' moving picture men t pa a i tiles -.. ei iimeut last night was 1 1 lion t ; j; m. ,.f ,s., M . which the Fnitcl States so-i : v ptopcrly designated oliicial in taUej pi-cme court sajs he mu-t pay or g. t I :.ii' of its money. Mail. I F. Allen bus been acting 1 1 va-m -r , the l cognation ot Treasuier John ! inc. ilaike. .Ian. (i, and has been nominated , ..ply t t, otTcr of assistance, but was tor tin- vacafic by l're-'.dctit Wil-on. His'o overcome that he could not -peak. It oi'iaiioii. i!o'.over, nas not i.-c.-n con- not Mini d by the semito ami the pet io.l that ilejiai urn utai oliie -s may remain va. -ant ! one t lie senate is in .-e-s.oii 'puea t-, iiv. Mr. All.-n. howfvoi omci.tis ..io. iiiusw : , . to ( all v on the d ut i i : ir in order l oat I h. i ,1,;,. sloojiai;.' el the goveli unci it n.toci.il ti alis.ict ions. THE WEATHER 5'ain Tonight, Probably Turning to: Snow folder Tomorrow. I W Sll!N;T(N. Feb. ... The weather; forcca-t : Ft'settled weather tonight! ami Sunday. Probably rain tonight, tu;'n- i'-.g to ss.ow. W armer tonight and colder j i oiuorrow. yioderate soutti winus sinit iug to west. Centre Congregational Church Lev HerNrt P. Wooditi, D. D.. Pastor. Sunday, Feb. (5. in.r'.n n. m. Subject of. sermon, the Price. There will be meeting of the prudential tee following the morning Paying a brief le will will be FJ.no 7. on m. Sunday school. p. m. The young oop meet in the ehaiM-l. There an ltiustrateii address Foochow. on Iieautiful Monday. Feb. 7. 7.1." p. m. Troop F.ov Scouts, will meet in the chapel. Universalist Church Kev. D. K Trout. Pastor. Sundiy, Feb. It !.."'! a. r.i. Divine woi.-hip with ser mon by the pastor. There will be the recent ion of members into the fellowship of the church, followed by the observance of holy com mit nion. 11.4.1 a.m.- Sunday sch ol session. Ue-M'-mber the contest. 7. " p. m. V. P. C. I". service in charge of Miss Until Sargent. Chapters 11 and 12 nf the text book. The Fnwrought Iron, will be reviewed. The special topics for discussion are The Disci; line.' Imagination, and The Need cf a ( reed. ::.( p. in. -t the Home for the Aged. the scrvic. ducted by of worship will be con- the pastor. The choir will sing. There will 1m- the reception of members into the fellowship of the church next Sunday, Feb. (', which will be the last class received under the preseut pastor ate. Will anyone who intends to unite with the church, please notify the pastor. I f.L : ?A '" . - i- : i i " - -vy, 4 -aju' -i..-ir.,,.Z -A3-" vr-' - " i'i i i i li i it i i nil ami mr- VETOES RESOLUTION". President Refuses to Approve Army Reduction Resolution. WASHINGTON. Feb. .-..President Wilson today vetoed the joint resolution directing the war depart ment to .stop army recruit ins until the force is reduced to 175.000. Returning the measure to the house, the president said he was un able to see in the conditions of the world or in the needs cf the United States any change that would justify a restriction tiHn the minimum en listed strength of 2NO.OOO men as pro vided in the recently enacted army hill. GERMANY CAN PAY ONLY IF PROSPEROUS Lloyd George Says. However. She Is Morally Hound to Make Good All Wanton Damage. I'lI.'MIYCH M Kn.jlonil. Feb. 5. !,.,.,, ,j(.r l,,,yd IJeovge in a speech lu re toda v dealing with x lit- recent meeting in Paris of the allied supreme council said ! i That hel'ore the last election he laid it down that Germany was morally hound '.to pay for the wanton damage she had in flicted, but that one could only get troni a debtor what he was capable of paying. If Germany were not prosperous, he said, she i 1 1 not pay but if she w ere prospcr- on -he could and mn:t. Th OCi al !". ! i ( the pooch was i he premier's receiving , t he I reed ;m ot the city. LINDSEV WFLPS OVER OFFKK. Overcome- When Denver Film Men Ask 0 ;lv ji;5(M ('otirt Fine DENVER. Feb. 5. Moved l tears hyjbills can be it, t reduced, the merit of the what he said was the tir-f time in his ; pn posit ion is ii-tv apparent, public life that he had received an offer The het that senatorial elonuomo and of lido from other than "the kids" of I editorial ingenuity uld produce in the Denver. .Judge P. en 1!. Limbec wept yes-1 teioay attcinoun ar a meeting oi iiicmii liinKV .Mouniain cnen ciun lien re-o- ;...' ,....,.i , i... . i... ! r.etween sobs the judge thanked the - members for their interest and tried to was iinaiu a gi I mat a commit tee tie named to wait upon .lodge Lind-ey and' receive his an-wcr. I i . sc-ne i..iio eit an address in whtcli .imige i.imi-.-.. oppose. i i no cn-or-u-p ol ' . . ... ...... .... ....... ......... ears nei.-re t ne pe-.pie ot t ne state would ,e duties o. tieas-!,,,, S!nH!a. He Concluded Will. ill. appeal ;et another .lianee to ...el,d the en sti le n,ay ina ! (a. t,.r help n. tiie passage ,,t l.M.i Is. rek.tit.g ,;,, Ul, h..;ieV, .i i!.e document wa- nmviiiir iic-t tires am cio-mg d tin at res to juvenile court work, which are now pemlmg in the legislalun PLANNING PROFIT SHAKING. j French Kniplnyers and Workmen .Meet ( Frame a System. FA1MS l.-l, .-.Tie i.m ..,,, Cl t'."' t" nitlodm o in Mame toe system "t at itig the i : of i! s ,i uidii-ti :al pMn- ti.- v ail Hie -.v-iiitiic!! was m,ci" m i 1'aiis c-teida'. . when tcprcscntatives of j the ttapl-. vols ,,nd woikmen met fi frame I -mil a plan. I Deputy ; dart, burner und. -r-sc t ct a i v ji tbe Mini.-tiy of w.ii. in the opening I , ivr'i i-it.-d several individ-i-i! ca-cs ot In mil mam fact ut t i s who had .i-h-i't'-il I I ho - stt in siine the war wit ii csecUcti' I fe-ults. The f look and W o! Kinell i- U tue. jM-patate comm it tc. s to draw up tchtaUV. j projects. First Baptist Church Hev. ( lark T. Krownell. Pastor. Sunday. Feb. fi. ln.",(l a. m. Morning worship A Standing Invitation. ILL" a. in. l.ible school. 7..'!' p. iii. Lvening service. The Seven Ca tidiest i ks Sermon. Subject the lirst sermon in series on The Mvsteries of Ke clat ion-. Monday at 7." p. in. P.iy Scouts. Tuesday at 7. ."it p. m. Christian Ln deavor meeting. Wednesday from .". to .1 p. m. After noon tea and sale of samples of cooking at Mrs. Arthur P. Simomls's. 11 West ern avenue, by team No. (i of the Wom an's society. All ladies invited: l.'.'A) Fagot party for World-Wide guild with Mrs. Fred S. Knight. .11 Western ave- i line. 1 j Friday at 4 p. m. Junior Endeavor; 7. ". -Kegular church prayer meeting. Masonic Temple Monday, Feb. communication of I1'-'. F. and A. M ". 7.:io p. in. Special1 Poattleboro lodge, No.! Work: F. C. degree, i A public military whist ...,,.f,. ...;n ' 1 '.I i 1 i il mz M i.i in me uampiet nail at .Masonic temple Monday afternoon. Feb. 7, front! :t to .1 o'clock for the benetit of the, i' -over 1 n u l. All O. E. S. meuilier are p- .1: csted to attend. i ... . . muuicalton of F. .! A. SI. e-lncsilav. T.io ii. m. Stated com Columbian lodge, No. 3li, Work: M. M. degree. 1 b. o 7 .:!" p. in. Special coiiimunication of ( oiitmiiian lodsre. No. .'U. F. and A. M, Work: F. A. decree. Ihuisday, reb. 10. 7.."0 p. m.- Stated i onv. cation of Fort Dimuncr chapter. No. 12. P. A. M. Work: R. A. degree. Friday, Feb. 11, 7 J10 p. m. Special j communication of Columbian lodge, No. F. and A. y. Work: F. C. degree. " ; ' : '-.' A ... 'f " ". . -' ' : .:, r . .- - - - i4 r .' .. ? . .. . . - - ' gA--Si . . s' ... , . t:' i T ;i ' ADJOURNMENT UNTIL!VI0NDAY House Refuses to Recess for a Longer Period Than That LAT DAY FOR BILLS IS TUESDAY Soiale Debate on Constitutional Amend ment Proposals Fails to Rring Out Appreciable Support for Plan to He move Tiine-Ixick. i Special to The Reformer. MDNTPEL1ER. Feb. " What is generally regarded as the first fruit of the lump sum salary bill, at present on the senate calendar f r tinal passage, wa manifested in the house y-tcrday attermion when, on a sharply drawn issue, the members refused to ad journ until Tuesday morning next week and voted to re assemble Monday after ti at 2 o'clock. Mr. Au-tiii of ltii-hford made the us-1 u::! m ttion for an adjournment until f Tuesday morning, but Mr. Gorton of Huntington would have none of it. and a rising vote disclosed that the Iioum- was '.villi him to lie t;;ie of !1 yes and 51 I in. . ;. it... l... .".i.... ..!,:..!,! way of voic f .; taking the time lock i im i- , n ui k n ... ns lour ;m amrm- aiivcs n ,-.i.a:crs i.ra:n oi wuai-or ...!. i.i.i; ...'.. . -i....r.... t of Franklin o::nt. and t'iark ot Wind-! sor county. Pr.-.p.al No. 1.".. for iuad- rennial terms .f eh-etive state .!!icers. I was reiected wilh leit one vote in ii-i f.-nor. and pr-.n -al No. If., f .r a two-! tier legislature one half t lie i l.eie.i every two ears, was -iinilarh rejeeied. Senator Vila, alone oting in fa or "there- ' Senator I'ady op-ne.! the (ieb.-ue mi tie timedock aaieiidmcnt. lie said that '"'ss. t!;:' -e;-,fe in'oiio-tii thi amend-i ,.,, ;1t the to-. nt t ime it wouh! lie I", : i..,.-..... e toe pe-.pie ot the state Would su Ciiient 1 y safeo.;;;;i de.l !.v the provision.- for prop isinss. lay ing over unt il the follow ing legislature and then sub mitting to the people. He declared that there Would lie fewer nronosals of ameml- moots un.l. r i!),.... endttions than there a re at present. Semif.-r Jtrvant spoke hiiiii..ru.-ly but cioiiui 'd I '. . lie denied that the projioii-J ..... ..C ". . I t .. . '1. . ": '' ' '" i;tisti-v!ss ; ' ' -. 'an-u iimi u- op- li,-,"'"i ; v ''' cither lawyers or those, b"'d to tliem m habits of thought, i "They speak with bated breath of the' " -nstit ut ion." said the senator from j Winds:-;- c unity, "ami 1 refer to that: breath in no spii it of prohibition. When' it e ones to the con-tit ot mri they inline- j ! t : 1 1 1 bei-.me like the Kg ptian sphinx j icr I lie Delnliie or:;cie. To hear tlictn talk y-iii wo ill think that the constitution; -hoolil he !i!e the ark of the covenant.! lo be touched only by the antiointed priests of the temple- and then only once in 1( jears. You would think that the, mole ancient a law is the better it is; like Limbltrger cheese, the older it gets : j he st foiiger it g I s." j S. natcr Kiug.-iej of Uutlap.d spoke j for th" .iuiiieiitry committee ami pointed! out that three lawyers and four laymen! had reported unanimously that once n year- was often enough to, tinker j V.it'l the con-t if ut iotl. j "Thes.. amendments take up a good deal of time, but we have given them re-i tt'oiitinued on Page ."i. ) Methodist Episcopal Church Kev. K A. Niinii Minister. A.' , 4-7 ' .t! 1 fx? ; .v h -r Sk'. .vrX : i JsL ' Sunday. Feb. 0. l(..."tt a. m. Morning worship. Sermon subject. Aiding Atlas. . PJ.Oi m. Sunday school. Missionary iiriurniii). (..",( p. in. Kpworth League Topic. ?.Iodern Progress, 1 "m ighteoilsness. Leadel Klizaheth P.agg. T.'Ht p. in. Lvening worship. service. Modern . Miss Monday. Feb. 7. at 7.4-1 p. in. At tainors will meet for rehearsal at the home f Miss Corona Pell, 7 Canal street. Friday, Feb. 11 Prayer meeting at 7.."0 p, m. Christian Science Church First Church of Christ, Scientist. Sun day services at ln.4.1 a. m. and 7.rj0 p. m. Subject. Spirit. Wednesday evening testi monial meeting at 7.4.5. Heading room Open daily, except Sundays. Wednesday evenings and legal holidays, from 12 to 1, 3 to f, and 7 to 0 o'clo k. All are wel come. F.nierson building, Elliot street. CHARGED WITH TAKING GOODS Fred II. Kimball. South Vernon Freight Office Cashier. Arrested Follow ing Search at House. Fred II. Kimball, of Harris place, for three e.iK cashier ,f the freight office or the Host on & Maine railroad at South Viniiiii, was a i rested as he got off the evening train from South Vernon last cvenim:, on the charge if taking goods io the process of shipment on the railroad. He was taken to the police station, where the ollieers had assembled a large number of. articles, largely canned goods, from his home, and the otlieeis state that he admit- tlic. ted having taUen the articles. In the municinal court .Acting Judge Claicme M. Miller placed Mr. Kimball under bonds of sCion for his appearance Monday moining for a hearing, j'ail was t iirnished. Late in l lie afternoon Sheriff Frank L. Wellman ami two I'.ostou Jt Maine de tectives. II. C. Moxliam ami T. G. Walk inshaw of Springiield, Mass.. visited Mr. Kimball's home and collected loo articles, consist iiv; largely of canned goods, ami took them to the police station. They wee of brands like those reported to the lailroad by customers as missing. The of ficers say Mr. Kimball claimed thev were taken fiom cases broken open in shipment and that it was eiisioui ii v all along the ailroad to lake al tit les in that manner. OVER $100,000 IN STOLEN POUCH Postal Authorities at St. Louis loohing for Man Who Took It From Mes senger I.ast Night. ST. L(11S. Feb. Postal authorities and police Pulav were investigating the mail robbery at St. Charles. I'D miles west of here, la-t night when a registered mail pouch said to contain approximately SIimi.immi in ash and Liberty bonds was reported stolen from a mail wagon by live armed men v. Ii kidnapped the mes senger. Willis Thoriihill. Details of the jobbery, were related here b Thornhill. who was waiting at the station at Si. Oniric- to put the bag on the tiain when the men came up in nu automobile. Thev forced him to enter the car and released him on the outskirts of the town. Police say the money was from St. t'harles hanks and intended lor in-titutinns in this city. DAWKS STANDING PAT. Hasn't a Damned Word to Kefract. He Tells Keportcr. CHH'AG:. Feb. .". I have nothing to retract not a damned word 1 said in Washington." This was said by t'harles G. Dawes, former chief of supply procure ment for the American army i:i France, upon his arrival home from Wa-hingtoii (--tenia v. Mr. Dawes declared emphatically that he was not in p.ditie-c ami that he d ies not care to le i-oi-idi re for any public office. "P.l't Viiii have been picked by President-elect Harding to be- " a newspaper correspondent be, a u. "f tiave yet to pick up a paper in the l-:st two months Gtat 1 hnven't t "ad that i am to l,o a. most anything from chiif i-uratoher up." Mr. Dawes replied. "I am not in politics and am imt t be consid ered for public office." 'Then vou leally d oTt oaie for a cabi net job that "Taking public office ties a man hand and foot."' was the rejoinder, "and 1 d not care to be tied hand ami toot." Mr. Dawes was loath to tail; about his test imoiiy. When a-ked how the mem bers o the committee took hi s "sipiirv fo-d" answers, he replied: "Hotter ;sk them. 1 don't kn w. ami. furthermore. I d .n't care. I was satis tied they had injected politics into the hearing ami I said a mouthful. I enjoyed it immensely and was glad to get if 'off my chest." FOK HOKOl Gil SYSTKMS. New Plan Proposed tor Post on and Sub urbs. , nt.sTtiV. Feb. ,-,,-A piopo-al for a ooiiuh s stem ot government lor P.oston and its siibuibs similar to that of (Jieatei New Noik, was made yesterday by Mayor Amllew I. I'eteis bctoic the house com mittee on Metropolitan allaits. The com- I mittee is eol. -liiel lo; ' h'l .1. Klley for the j Po-ton 1... gathering the bill of Pep. J)an ctcatiou ,,f a t.'icatei communities adjacent 'tie novel nuieiit . to 'h's i itv under - tue mat or auxocaex t, m,. iiorougli ph in was in an-wcr to objections that the nrooo-ed coiisoluhitioli Would dctu ive of home inie the towns and cities that would 1. taken in lie ass. i ted that the l "resent method of admini-tcriiig the af fairs of the l.oston metropolitan district involved a "decided lack of economy" and lesuhcd in 'waste of money ami effott.' P.ei ricn county, Michigan, has two wo men deputy sheiills. ANNOUNCEMENT We have opened a Grain Store at 125 Elliot Street, with a full line of Grain, Flour and Hay of the very best quality and at prices as low as anyone can sell the same class of goods and get a living profit. Special prices in ton lots when taken from the car. When in need of a mixed or straight carload of Grain get our prices before ordering. Come and examine our goods and get acquainted. Brattleboro Grain Co. II. 1. YEARLY, Manager Tel. 927 SS T Sergt. Miller of Brattleboro Gets Notable Deco ration SAVED ENGLISH GENERAL'S LIFE Captured Machine (Jtin Nest Hrought ui 1 Prisoners at One Time Has Dis tinguished Conduct Medal and Uelgian Croix de Guerre. For saving the life of a brigadier gen eral of the Lnglish army in the World war. Seigt. Glarcnee V. Miller of 2S Clark street, formerly of Fitchburg. Mass.. who located here last year ami is engaged in the slate roofing business, was presented this morning the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration the Eng lish govei nment can award. The pre sentation was made by Capt. Joseph White of thoi Princess Pats, a Canadian light infantry regiment, who came here from Canadian headquarters for that purpose. Seigt. Miller, who was a senior serg eant in the Princess Pats, serving in Ci nipany A. was much surprised to re ive the decoration, and while he ap preiatcs the honor bestowed upon him ho generously says that the Victoria Crass belongs to three brave comrades who were with him and who lost their lives in enabling him to accomplish what he did. '1 it.' Victoria Cross, while the greatest, is not the only award which Seigt. Mil ler received in the war. having been dee orated with the Distinguished Conduct medal by the I'nglish government for I ringing in PI German prisoners, anil with the Pelgian Croix do Guerre. In the case of the Distinguished Con duct medal, however. Sergt. Miller also -a vs. he is not entitled to all the credit, ln.nise he brought the KI German oi ly the la-t mile, a companion who lost his life having assisted him up to that time. P.ut Capt. White declares that lo vecr i-iode-t Sergt. Miller may be with re-poi t to these honors he deserves them nil. Capt. White gives the following facts as the season whv the Victoria Cross was conferred on Sergt. Miller: Hefore the blowing up of Vimy Kidge four vol unteers were asked for. on .June KI, Pilii. to take a message through a Ger man infested country" to Prig. (Jen. l.ot fom'ey of the Mritish army at general beadij aarters. Srgt. Miller was one of the ioar who rescinded. There was but cue possible route by which they could get through, and the four started on their perilous journey. Three of tlH. four lost their lives, and Sergt. Miller, the only survivor, pressed on. With still some di-tancc between him ami hendipiariers he came upon l'ng. Gen. llottomley a prisoner in the hands of thiee Germans who were tor turing him in jin iittenipt to make him tell important facts. Scrct. Miller dis posed of the three Germans. stopjM-d the tlow of blood from a bad wound the gen eral bad received and after securing aid for him continued his journey. Headquarters had been blown up. but S"igt. Miller came upon a German ma chine gun nest of six men. He disjmsod of one of the men and made the others prison. us. turning them over with their machine gnus to the French arniv. DAHTMOl TH HIKLK l ITS. .Ma lone Injures Knee While Hreahins Trail lo Hostoit. COXCOPH. X. 1 1.. Feb. r...n in. hired knee yesterday caused .Joe Malone. Iart inoiith student, to quit his hik" from Han over to l'.oston in this city. H. was breaking a tiail from Hanover M Poston for the Dart m. .nth Outins: club. Thursday .-itteriioon. while walking the railroad track near Poscawen. he caught his foot while stepping from the track to allow a train to pass and sprained his knee. He spent the night in P.oscaw en. but yester day morning his leg was in bud '.shape, lie hobbled into Concord, alter covering about P.' miles, before he finally quit. He caught a night train for Poston. Malone made good time all the way from Hanover to Itoscawen. averaging better than four miles an hour. His home is in Lvnn. Mass. Mardi Gras Carnival Dance Tuesday, Feb. 8 Similar to New Year's Eve Hop and Pop, but Different Bigger Than the Best Better Than the Rest NOVELTIES GALORE VICTORIA RO AWARDED DAY BIG CROWD AT VALENTINE PARTY Knights of Columbus and Daughters of Isabella Entertain with Cards and Dancing. A large crowd attended tho Valentine party hist evening in K. of ('. hall given by the Daughters of Isabella and Knights of Columbus. Five hundred and whist wire played from s to !).M(. followed bv lancing until, midnight. Davenport's riliestra of five pieces furnished music. The decorations in the hall were in keen ing witn the valentine season and were very attractive. llefrcshments of sand- wiches. coffee and d uisrhniits we served. The first nrizes at whist were John won by Miss Helen Fenton and Moynihan and the consolation prizes went, to Miss Elizabeth Mannini' and John McCarthy. In live-hundred Mrs. H. H. Whitney, jr.. and Harry 15. Hans wen the tirst prizes and the consolation prizes were won by Mrs. Phillip (Vmwell and John Manning. The proceeds will go to the Knizhts of Columbus. J'he committee in charge of the affair were Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. from the Daughters of Isabella Mrs. Kalph P. Oak cs chairman. M. J. Moran. -Mrs. J. C .Murphv. William Fenton. Mrs. I. W. Miles John Moynihan. Miss Irma Patte. Miss r loreni Mctjarrigle. Miss Helen Mann. Miss Marguerite Ilaus, Miss Mary' Ifiidy. Those from the K. of C. were J. Snyder chairman. Dr. W. J. Kaine. 1 '. M. Fei riter. D. V. Kilev. William J. Mack. Clarence Henfret. Harold Shea. William Hrooks, John Fenton. FIRE IN ELLIOT STREET HOUSE Department Called Out Karly Last r.ve- ning Hlae Starts in Hag Hag in j .Airs. Ovitt's Tenement. j The lire department was called to the muse at 115 J-.'lliot street, owned bv the John Clarke estate of Putnev. slioitlv ittr ( o'clock last evening, fire having broken out, in the shed ot the ap.iitment occupied by Mrs. Fliziibeth S. Ovitt. on e ca r tenement on the first floor. Mrs. vitt discovered the fire, which stavted in ii lag ba'g. but before the department arrived '-e extinguished the flames down -tubs. The thimes had followed the stud dn up into the shed on the second tioor, ii the tenement occupied by Miss Adah ale, and smoke was coming out through the i oi if, so it was sut-nosed at the time that the fire slatted up stairs. A hide was ut thiouh the roof and a st i earn ot water was turned on. and in a snort time the tire was out. The damage was small. Miss 'bile had left the house within live min utes, and she s;iw no sign of fire before 'caving. Coming just alter (i o'clock, when '.he business nkues were closed, a large -rowd assembled ouickly. There arc two iher families in the house, Lorenzo Me- Crellis living upstairs on the west side ind licit F. Herrick living downstairs. BAILEY FAILS TO 1 DEFEAT LEWIS World's Champion Won Firs.t Fall from 4." Minutes Minutes. Urattleboro Man in and Second in Ceorgo V. Pailey of PrattblKro sailed to win his wrestling match with the world's champion. IM "Strangler" Lewis, in Ilochester. N. Y.. last night, Lewis takiug two falls, before one of the largest crowds of fans that ever assem bled in Rochester. Pailey telephoned to his wife after the bout, but as there was wire tronDie sue was unable to get all the details. suits which sold for $00.50 last season hail wrestled 45 mill-j are selling this season for .$40.50 to "knocked cold." as he $55. and those which sold for $45 to $50 whether it was with alar; selling for $20 to $35. The same After the men utes Pailey was expressed it, but headlock or by the force of the fall Mrs. P.ailev was not able to determine He v.ms out about minutes, and on his return to the mat Lewis secured an ther fall in 'd'.j minutes, but whether by 'he headlock or some other hold has not teen learned. HARPING COOK IN MOVIES Demonstrate How She Will Make Dainty Morsels in White House. WASHINGTON. Feb.. 5. I low straw - hen v shortcake, hot rolls ami otlter 'citable morsels will be prepared in the White House after March 4 was demon strated before an admiring throng of fel low church members last night by Inez McWhorter. veteran Negro i-ook of the Hat ding household. For the benetit of al! aspirants in the high art of culinary who could not view the operations. Inez demonstrated in front of a movie camera, mixing the dough and later applying the strawberry trim mings to the cake crust with those deft and facile lingers which ever mark the consummate artist. AUDITORIUM TONIGHT ' That Hawaiian Musical Showr Native Hawaiian Singers, Dancers, Players Phone" Your Order , for Seats . Prices, $1.50, $1, 75c, 50c LOWER PRICES AT CLOTHING STORES Drygood Prices Also Sub stantial!' Less in Brattleboro -'LOCAL MERCHANTS ARE INTERVIEWED -Leather (ioods and Shoes Much Lower Overalls Which Sold for $33.50 a Dozen Pairs Before War Now Hring Less Tlian Half That Sum. Someone was heard to remark hi Brat tleboro this week that "Evervthinir has , come down in, price but drygoods and I clothing." - That "someone" certainly ' must have bought a good supply when , high prices prevailed, for if he had visited tlie local clothing and dry goods stores within the past few weeks he would have fou ml no ground for the statement. As a parallel to the story which ap peared in last Saturday's Reformer on the decline in prices of foodstuffs the in formation in the following paragraphs should prove eunaiiy as interesting; The per cent range of the drop in prices is somewhat wider than in the case of food prices, the figures showing a decline of from 10 to 40 ier cent and in a few in stances as much as ," or 't per cent and these quotations do not apply to "sj.ccial sale" goods but to regular stock. A majority of the merchants, however, who were interviewed by The Reformer representative, said that a. conservative statement of the average decline would place it at approximately 3() per cent. The market, however, cannot be ex pected to decline as much more in the next few months or a year, asin the past equal iMM-iod. as labor conditions and the apparent unwillingness of labor in many ot the textile centers and garment man ufacturing establishments to accept a cut in the enormously high Rages which' were paid during the war and have con tinued since enter materially into the cost nf all cotton, woolen and silk gar ments. On the other hand, prices of cotton goods already have begun to show a slight rise, which is attributed to sub normal production. Until labor is re adjusted and production becomes normal, the merchants declare, there will be no steady prices, but slight increases and decreases will alternate. They look for ward, however, to approximately pre war prices eventually. As in the case of the grocer, not all the decline in prices has been suffered by the manufacturer of wearing apparel, the local merchants having shouldered their full shaie- of " the re-adjustment loss, but a fair sample of the re-adjustment which is taking place is found in the statement of W. H. Proctor of th Hooker. C-orser & Mitchell Co.. who said that overalls which sold during and im mediately following the war for $33.50 a dozen pairs are selling now for $16.50 a dozen pairs. Men's and women's suits are selling at from U0 to 33 1-3 per cent less than the prices of a year ago, according to the grade of material anil amount of work in the particular style, and the same rate of decline applies to women's coats and men's overcoats. Women's approximate reductions apply to silk and wool dresses. Knit underwear does not show as marked a decline, the approximate re duction being given as 25 rer cent. Hos iery, however, is considera'bly lower than a few months ago. silk hose which sold for 2.50 now selling for $1.25. and some grades- of cotton hose which formerly sold tor 5 cents a pair now are quoted at 30 cents. This make sold before the war for 25 cents. Leather goods, too. have shown the 1 effects of the lower market, trunks and - raa-s beinsr trom I. ro ner pent lower than six months ago. Kid gloves show about the smallest decline. All kinds of shoes for men, women and children have been lowered an average of from 20 to 40 per cent, and there has been some decline in rubbers, but this article did not advance so noticeably as other footwear and therefore cannot be expected to come down to the same ex tent. Men's shoes from regular stock which sold at the highest pitch for $11 are now marked at $7 and those which sold for SlO are selling for $( to $C.50. The highest grade of women's shoes which were $17 are now selling for $12 and those which sold for $0.50 to $11 have come down to $4.!)S. There are many other articles - which might be mentioned specifically, in fact one might write columns on the itemsi which have entered into the II. C L. but which now belong to the M. C L. (medium cost of living) and which the public still has faith will reach the L. C. L. stage when the country has passed through the reconstruction and rend iustmcnt period which alwavs must fol low an upheaval like the World war. FOURTH VICTIM DIED. Still Another Providence Fireman in Critical Condition as Result of Blaze. PROVIDENCE. Feb. 5. Lieut. Michael J... Kiernan died in a hospital here this morning as a result of injuries received last" Monday while fighting' the fire in the Washington bowling alleys. This makes four firemen who have died as a result of the fire. Another, Lietit. Robert Mat-Dunald, is still ia a critical condition. Odd Fellows Temple . Monday. Feb. 7, at.-7.4o p. m. Regular meeting of the Past Noble Grands' asso ciation. Monday. Feb. 7 at 7.30 p. m. An nual roll call meeting. Program and re freshments. Tuesday. Feb. K, 7.30 p. m. Regular meeting of Dennis Rebekah lodge. Dele gates will lie elected to the Vermont as sembly. Following the meeting there win h a valentine social. Friday, Feb. 11. Dennis Rebekah lodge will give a military whist party in the temple. There. will be prizes and re freshments. Admission, 25 cents, plus 3 cents war tax. Playing will begin prompt ly at 8 o'clock. - : ! " . .i