TO REDUCE NAVAL1;
PERSONNEL 5,000 MEN
Navy Department Authorizes Discharge
of Men on Their Own
WASHINGTON. Dec. 14 The en
listed personnel of the navv will be re
duced shortly by about ".0(0 men as a
result of orders, authorizing the discharge
of. many men on their own requests, it
was learned at the navy department yes
terday. Commanding officers werein
strxtcted to give preference to men who
are "short timers' and to those holding
ratings(in which there is now an excess
The reduction is necessary, on account
of the shortage of the appropriation for
the nay of enlisted men for the balance
of thl year, it was said and in the Paci
fic fleet will take place as soon as it is
possible to make the discharges.
When the orders are executed there
will remain about 09,000 men in the na
val service, and officials said it may be
necessary to operate pome ships with lews
than OO pec cent of their full comple
ment. At present the navy department does
not contemplate the removal of any ships
from active service but a few ships may
be tied up temporarily.
Deluged With Re4?.cnatioiis.
NEW- YORK. Dec. 14 Orders re
ceived yesterday at the New York navy
yard, which would provide for a reduc
tion in the enlistment of the personnel of
the United States navy of approximately
5.000 men. set forth that any enlistment
might be cancelled by resignation.
A few hours after the orders had been
posted, yard officials were deluged with
resignations coming from all classes of
the enlisted service.
that the city is not liable for accidents
on the wow paths about the city. Sev
eral streets. .havv been ; set, aside to pro
vide sliding " places for the children, un
der police protection, and several mem
bers of the board of public, works had
raised the question as to whether the city
would be liable in case of accidents.
CLE TOURNAMENT. RESULTS.
Matches Flayed at Vermont Wheel Club
and Odd Fellows Temple.
Eight matches were played in the Ver
mont Wheel club pool tournament last
night with the following results: II. (3.
Davis TOO. Drew Mutter L't!: Roman 7.1,
Lonp 22: Tasker 100. Eons 0: M. John
son 70. Henry Dines 2. : II. J. Chandler
lt.", Leon Purinton 3S ; Fred Johnson S.",
E. Dunklee ."4: Leon Purinton HO, J.
-Srockwell r8 : L. Allen (H). Henry Dines
Festival Hall, Dec. 19
Auspices Brattleboro Busi
ness and Professional
33. In the Wheel club billiard tourna
ment there was one match played. Carl
Voetsch winning from Ely, 100 to G..
In the Odd Fellows pool tournament
CITY NOT LIABLE
five games have been played with the fol
Solicitor Rules It Need Not Pay Damages
For Snow rath Accident..
CONCORD, N, II.. Dec. 14 City So
lowing results: Harold Smith, ;0, i'Uil
brtck 37; H. Chandler 100, II. Wood 7S ;
E. Woodard HO. E. Chandler 37; O.
Stowell r.O. A. Roberts 48; Rugg 50, R.
licitor .j. j. .losepti Doherty has ruled
rROS NOW LEAD 72.
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Team ." Defeats Team 5 of Antis in Ma
sonic Temple Bowling Match.
The Pros increased their lead to 72
pins in the Masonic bowling tournament
last night, when team ft of the Pros won
from team 5 of the Antis by. a 1,211-to-1.1H7
score. Tracy of the winners turned
in the best single string. fi.'J ; while Lyons
of the losers turned in the highest three
string total. 207. The pinfall total for
the tournament now stands 17,002 for
the Pros and 17,020for the Antis. The
Pros Team 5.
Antis Team .".
R. Pet tee, 74 70 70 220
Stafford. 78 f,n wV 210
Morse. 82 80 s:i 2H4
Lvons, 87 01 80 207
Wales, 80 T : 78 231
Totals, " 401 SO." 4011,107
MAYOR OF BOSTON
I,eatls Murphy by 2.313 Votes Election
In 16 Other Cities Mostly
P.OSTOX, Dec. 14. Former Mayor
James M. Curley was elected mayor of
Eoston yesterday by a plurality of 2.31."
votes 'over John R. Murphy, former fire
commissioner, iu one of the closest con
tests in the history of the city. The other
two candidates ran far behind. The vote
was: Curtev 73.800. Murphv 71,"4.
Charles , S. Baxter 4.243, Charles S.
Sixteen other Massachusetts cities, be
sides Iloston. held their annual municipal
elections yesterday, and in 11 of them
mayors were chosen. In 'the other five
cities the mayors were elected last year
for two-year terms. " '" '
Practically all of the present mayors
who were candidates for re-election were
successful in their contests, among them
being Edwin O. Childs of Newton, Peter
F. Sullivan of Worcester. Eernard J.
Golden of'fWoburh.! WalfCT II. Creamer
of Lynn. A. L. Goodwin of Melrose and
John V. Kimball of Maiden. Mayor White
of Lawrence was one- of the exceptions.
He was defeated by Attorney Daniel W.
Mahony. 12.041 to S.l.TT. Mayors Kim
ball and Golden were unopposed.
RUSINESS NOT YET NORMAL.
Hasie Conditions Have Improved Over
Country, Says Hardin.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 F.asie busi
ness and financial conditions throughout
the country have improved greatly during
the last year, but normalcy is to be at
tained. Governor Harding of the reserve
board, declared last night in an address
here before the Washington Chamber of
"It is my sober conviction." he said,
'"that basic financial conditions in this
country are very much better than they
were 12 mouths ago. There are many
surface indications which bear out this
statement, and those who know the gen
eral situation appreciate this fact. Busi
ness has passed through the primary
stage, the acute period of reaction, but
we have not yet reached normalcy, for
the readjustment has not been uniform."
grain Movements heavy.
Buffalo Reeevics 250,000.000 Iiuhcls by
Lake and Rail Tliis Season.
BUFFALO, Dec. 11 Nearly 2.10.000.
000 bushels of grain have been received
by lake and rail this season, indicating a
high record for 10 years and one of the
heaviest movements of grain in the his
tory of this port.
Every elevator on the waterfront is
full and .14 freighters are moored in the
outer harbor with 23,000.000 bushels of
grain in their holds. So'me grain afloat
will be moved to the seaboard by rail le
fore the harbor freezes, but much will be
held alnard until spring.
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GIANT MILK POOL
WINS DAIRY LEAGUE
Dairymen Vote for I'rice Fixing Af
fects 06,000 Farmers Sup
plying New York.
NEW YORK. Dec. 14. Two thousand
di'lgates from six states, representing
1,1 branches of the Dairymen's League.
Inc.. voted last night after a bitter meet
ing in Jersey City to scrap the old organ
ization and throw their entire support to
the Dairymen's League Co-operative As
The decision was a victory for the
"poolers," who nave claimed for more
than a year that the practice of pool
ing milk and allowing a board of di
rectors to set the price at which it
should be sold was the only way in
which the farmers could get an equitable
price for their product.
The new policy. affecting !H.0OQ
farmers, marks one of the largest at
tempts at co-operative marketing ever
undertaken iu this country. The farmer
delegates represented branches in New
York. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Con
necticut. Vermont and Massachusetts.
They are the ones who furnish milk to
the city and state of New York.
Half of the dairymen in the area which
furnishes milk to this city have been
"pooling" their milk for more than a
year. That is, they have paid all th
purchase price into a common fund and
distributed it ou .an,: naial basis. Thy.
"non-poolers disapproved of "this policy,
arguing that it was unfair to dairymen
who gave all their time and money t
producing milk to get no more than those
who merely produce milk incidentally, or
as a side line. It was further argued in
opposition that "pooling" gave the di
rectors great arbitary powers in fixing
All of the 24 directors elected for the
coming year are known as outspoken
"poolers," indicating that the new league
will have solid backing. The old contracts
under which milk has been sold will be
terminated by next April.
BALTIMORE & OHIO
WILL CLOSE SHOPS
Thousands to Be Furlotighcd Indefinitely
on Account of Trade
P.AIriMOUE, Dec. 14 Thousands of
shopmen employed by the Baltimore S:
Ohio Hailroad will be furloughed indefi
nitely Saturday, when shops over the
entire system will be shut down.
Business depression and the necessity
tits of effect in;; economies were given by
officials of the road as prompting the ac
tion. Neither Daniel Willanl. (.resident of
the road, nor C. W. Galloway, vice pres
ident, in charge of operation, would
venture an opinion as to how long the
shutdown would continue.
About 1.1 shoos. Mr. Galloway e-ti-mated.
was the total of the -ystein. and
all of these would be ln:t down.
President Willard said the move had
been d"ided upon because of business
depression, .which had resulted in a e
vere falling off in business for the road,
and the necesr.;tv fur effect economies (
wherever posible. Mr. Willard alo
called attention to the fact that it had
been customary on some roads to close
down for a tjme at the holidav period.
some ot The workers tuemseives preier
riii'X to enjoy this time as a holiday pe
RECEIVES EDISON MEDAL.
Cumings C. Ciiesney Gels Donor From
American Electrical Institute.
PITTSFIELD, Mass.. Dec. 14 Cum
ings C. Chesney, an electrical engineer,
inventor and manager of the l'ittslield
works of the General Electric Co.. has re
ceived the Thomas A. Edison gold medal
from the Edison Medal Committee of the
American Institute of Electrical Officers.
This is the highest honor in the gift
of electrical engineers, and is awarded
to Mr. Chesney "for meritorious work
in pioneer- designing of electrical appa
ratus and of long-distance transmission."
A picture of Mr. Edison appears on one
side of the medal. It will be formally
presented to Mr. Chesney in New York
after the holidays.
Broad Brook Grange will have a sup
por and dance Friday evening. Dec. 10. A
four-piece orchestra will furnish music.
At the regular meeting of Broad Brok
Grange the following officers were elected
for 1022: Lewis (juinn. master; II. C.
Davis, overseer; Alice Bullock, lecturer;
Miner Thompson. steward: Merrill
Miner, assistant steward : Mrs. B. A.
Whittemore. chaplain: Merton Thomas,
treasurer: Mrs. C. K. Farnum, secretary;
Herbert Quinn. gatekeeper; Mrs. Anna
Whittemore. Flora; Mrs. Florence
Houghton, Pomona; Miss Bessie Davis,
Ceres; Miss Milia Farnum, lady assistant
Mi Muttie Metcalf of South Newfane
came todav to vNit a few davs with her
sister. Mrs. William A. Mvllen of Estey
Mi-s S. Hall of Saxtons River, who had
been a zuet here several das of Mrs. .I.i
K. Bancroft at the Brooks House, re
turned t her home today.
Leo Gagner finished work today as bell
bov at t lie Brooks House. lie will go to
Wilmington to work in a lumber camp
with his father.
Mrs. Jessie Fay. who bad been at the
Brook House several weeks, left Satur
day for New York. She will return here
to spend the holidays.
Francis Austin, student at Dartmouth
college, is expected tomorrow to spend the
Christmas vacation with his parents. Mr.
and Mrs. Martin Austin.
W. II. Kinson. who had been confined
to his home four weeks with congestion
in the left eye, went this morning to
Springfield, Mas.. to consult Dr. Carle
ton. Mis Margaret Dale, who ill and under
the care of a nurse from the Mutual Aid
association, remains about the same. Mis
Dale lives in the home of Frank Straw
of Canal street.
Leslie E. Covey has finished work as
chef at Streeter's restaurant and has
taken the agency for the Peerless Casu
alty Insurance company of Keene. N. II.
Richard Chamberlain has succeeded him
at the restaurant.
Season Over at Last.
(hie effect, of the big ice storm which
no one seems to have given any atten
tion is that it stopped all those everbear
ing strawberry vines that the owners
thereof have been bragging so much
about from producing fresh fruit for the
jChristmas dinner table.
Miss Steno Scorup. school teacher, has
been elected mayor of Salina. I tab, de
feating her brother, a prominent business
man, for the place.
An Early "Long Distance."
The earliest recorded means of con
veying intelligence rapidly over great
distances was by the human voice.
When the kipg of Persia, invaded
Greece (4S0 B. C.) he posted senti
nels at suitable distances apart the
whole of the way fro.m Susa to Ath
ens, by which means news could be
transmitted at the rate of 4,"0 miles'
In 43 hours.
Lines to Be Remembered.
The only fountain in the wilderness
of life where man drinks of water to
tally unmixed with bitterness is that
which gushes for him in the calm and :
shady recesses of domestic life. Wril
Ham I'tnn. ' '
Extra Nice Bushy Trees
50c to $1.50
J. E. BUSHNELL
94 Elliot St.
Mrs. George Martines of Putney is
spending the day in town.
Mrs. G. P.axter Read of Clark street,
spent Monday in Springfield. Mass.
Mrs. E. II.' Richardson of Williamsville
is a visitor in town today.
. Mrs. E. R. Willard of Williamsville
spent yesterday in town with friends.
Mrs. E. M. Yeaw has returned from
Boston, where she had been in the Peter
Bent Brigham hospital for observation.
Mrs. George Howard of High street,
who was operated upon Monday by Dr.
E. R. Lynch for appendicitis, is making a
Spencer Harwood of Bupert came
Monday niht to visit over yesterday
with his sister. Mrs. Austin W. George
leaving today for Rupert.
Mrs. I' IJ. Cutting returned last eve
ning after a visit with her daughter
Mrs. Julia Briggs of Philadelphia, and
with friends in Jersey City Heights, N.
(J. T. Lundberg ami daughter. Miss
Emma 'Luudberg. have closed their home
on Central street and have som to spend
the winter with Mr. and Mrs. F. L Bur
nett. Miss Dorothy Pratt, student at the
I ramingham Normal school, came yes
terday to spend the Itottfnvs with her
parents. Mr. and Mrs, Walter .S. Pratt.
r if' t". AVillialu M'. Plfenpton of Spring
tu l.l. Mass.. .;u,. ,li:,v rt yisit imti, aft(,r
-New ears w ith her mother. Mrs. p. p.
Lavelie. Mr. Plimpton and daughter will
come here to sjh-iu! the holidays.
W. E. Stellman. Miss Gladvs Stellman
Dr Grace V. Burnett and Clarence
i oland. who went yesterday to Boston
are expected to return tonight. Tliev are
traveling by automobile-. .Mr. Stellman
will leave tomorrow for a business trip
to Syracuse, N. Y. -
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Beautiful in design
and once tried always
used. Anyone can
make perfect toast in
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ft - - ' . .
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njthe different makes.
Ninas trees ami Xmas wreaths n
sizes, reasonable prices. R. II. Messenger
l lorist. is Linden street. Tel. 4.",7-v. '
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C00KS THREE THINGS AT ONCE
Don't forget the Armstrong has an aluminum "
waffle iron and oven.
- Three distinct cooking operations at the same time. Toasts
both sides of bread at the same time. Toasting does not interfere
with other cooking operations. Egg poaching attachment with
four egg cups. All cooking utensils, including waffle iron, made
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Dolls and Dolls' Heads.
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Games in large variety.
The game of Pirate and Traveler,
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Doll's Furniture, Stoves.
Tea Sets, Laundry Sets.
Spelling Boards, Drums, Guns.
Magic Lanterns. . ' .
Paints and lots of Painting Books.
Muslin and Linen-Books in great
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Pocket Books of all kinds.
Our new line of Billfolds make
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