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THE BRATTLEBORO DAIJA KEFOUMEii. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1921.
Harold ami Roy Farnsworth appeared
in Montpelier yesterday moininii. plead
guilty to a!luv.iii; a horse's body to
it-main in a river over -IS hours and were
lined and cost.
A unanimous call has been extended
to Rev. Dr. Francis A. Foole, pastor of
the South Congregational church at St.
lohnsbury to become the pastor of the
Old South I'n ion church at Weymouth,
.Mass. Dr. Foole will announce his deci
sion at an earlv date.
down a policy for the future of the ship-'
ping board and of American shipping gen
erally. As one detail of this policy he is going'
to recommend Kavernment aid ' for the
maintenance of shipping under private.
American ownership. 1 'resident Hard-!
ing is going to call this aid by the name,
or "remuneration, but that isn t going to
prevent many Democrats, and many Ke
itublicans as well, from calling it bv the
old name of "subsidy" and hurling bricks
at it. President Harding's new name is
not a mere verbal device to escape the
odium attaching to an old name. He has
some reason for his choice of words.
A conference of great importance to
the Methodists of Vermont ami New
Hampshire onened at tirace Methodist
church at St. .lohnsl.niy yesterday.
Three bishops are in attendance, Ilishop
Smith, recently returned from India:
Iiishoj liijike. who for some time past
1ms been actively engagett in bra nee.
and His hop Hughes of l'oston, revident
hi-hop ot the St. .lohnsbury area. i
.About l'-t motor vehicles have been re-'
ceived by the state highway department
at Montpelier from the government.!
which is distributing its excess war
time supplies. These include Dodge and
Ford touring cars 'and trucks of other
makes. Spare parts are also being sup- '
plied. The state is receiving its full i
share of cars and parts, T. V. Di, com
missioner of hichwavs. stated Monday.!
WOIIJI CAXCKL WAR HERTS.
TlinmiK I.ozo of Hiirlinuton. hagiiage-
master on a north bound Central Ver-
niont passenger train, wan injured when1
the train stopped at Kandnlph yesterday!
morning. He was helping to put bag-
gau'e in his car when his foot slipped
;iinl he fell out of the car door striking
his head against the baugagc and in-'
dieting a scalp wound. He was left at j
Fandolnh and taken to the hospital to'
have the wound dressed. Five stitches
were taken to close the wound.
AID FOR AMERICAN SHIPS.
Pi-esident to Ask "Remuneration"
WASHINGTON. Dec. 14. Within a
short time President Harding is going to
deliver to congress a message covering the
present status of government shipping
after six months of control by his ap
pointees. At the same time he will lay
Uoyd George Wcuhl Waive England's
Claim on Other Nations.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 14 Some of
the foreign diplomats in attendance at the
arms conference have received word which'
they interpret as indicating that David!
Lloyd George, l'ritish premier, is prcpar
ing to take the initiative in world eco
He has become convinced from the re-j
suits of inouiries made here that the
American government does not intend to
call an international economic meeting,
ot least not in the near future.
The prime minister's plan, according to
the information in the hands of these
diplomats, contemplates the cancellation
of all war debts owing to Great J.ritain
by Italy. France, P.elgium, Russia and
the smaller Balkan allies, amounting to
with interest upward of two billions ster-.
Premier Lloyd George, it is recalled,
proposed to President Wilson that all
interallied debts, including those owed to
the Fnited States, should be cancelled,
but his present design, according to the
understanding, does not include rhe re
newal of that suggestion to the Fnited
When the gentleman who is next on
the program says: "I want to add
just a word to what has been said,"
make up your mind to be patient for
three-quarters of an hour, or hustle
out while he is taking his first glass
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Miss Eva Tidd. nurse, has begun work
this week at the Melrose hospital.
Dr. William Chamberlain and brother,
George Chamberlain, are spending several
days in Springfield, Mass.
The executive committee of the Phila-
tliea class of the Jiaptist church held a
meeting last evening in the home of Miss
Miss Florence Warriner of Xorthfield,
Mass.. came yoterdav to remain at her
koij.e here until today, when she re
turned to Northticld.
The annual meeting of the Ladies' Aid
society of the P,:ilist church will be
held 'tomorrow with Mrs. 15. S. Miller.
There will be election of otik'crs.
Mer! Fuller f Elliot street, who
underwent an operation Saturday in the
Melrose hospital, is comfortable and his
condition is go.nl. Miss McKinnon, nurse,
is caring for him.
The West Krattlchoro and Onterville
Parent-Teacher association will hold a
meeting Friday afternoon at 1! o'clock in
Academy hall. The pupils of the acad
emy and C'enterville schools will present
a t'hristmas program. All are cordially
NOW THE "DIRIGIBLE" BOMB BRATTLEBORO LOCAL
Steered by Wireless, Its Possibilities
for Deadly Work Are Almost
D. A. R. CHAPTER MEETING.
Mrs. ,Io!u E. liale tiives Paper on Pil
grim Tercentenary Celebration.
P.rattleltoro chapter, D. A. It., held a
regular meeting yesterday afternoon in
the I'nitarian parish house. There was
a large attendance. Mrs. Frank E. lar
ler rendered two Christmas .songs in a
The chapter voted to appropriate $10!
for the hristmas at the American Inter
national college in Springfield. Mass..
also voted its annual appropriation of
S.'iO toward the state scholarship at the
American International college.
The paper of the afternoon, entitled
The Pilgrim Tercentenary Celebration,
was given by Mrs. John K. Gale. It was i
entertainingly written and was illustrated!
by a radioptican.
Mrs. hymiiii E. Holden. vice president
general of the National society for Ver
mont, gave an interesting account of her
visit to the disarmament conference at
Washington, the open sessions of which
are held in Memorial Continental hall.
Mrs. Holden was especially favored in
being present at the session during which
Premier P.riand delivered his forceful address.
SO.ViMS IMMIGRANTS COME,
Secretary Davis Thiiks Onlj :irO.CiOO
Will Co:ne This Year.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 11 The tide of
immigration which was approaching its
flood when the restriction law went into
effect brought Wi.l.lTJS aliens into the
United States in the fiscal vear ended
last .June 30, according to the annual re
port yesterday of Secretary Davis of the
department of labor. This number com
pared with WO ,001 in the previous fiscal
year and is more than twice the esti
mate of :S.-)0,"(IO which Mr. Davis make
for this fiscal year under the operation
of the restriction act.
More than one-fourth of the aliens ad
mitted last year were Italians, the num
ber being 2,.J,2(iO as compared with 'J5,
U." in the fiscal year of 19-JO. Numbered
by race, apart from nationality, the re
put says, the Jews arriving numbered
It cost nearly -S'l .00.000 to pass upon
and admit the immigrant tide for the
last fiscal year, Mr. Davis says. To en
force the laws against alien anarchists
cost an additional -"90.( 0, while the de
rortation of undesircables added $127,
0n0 to the total.
MOONSHINE IN HOT DOGS.
New Yorkers Had Rig Sale At 30 Cents
NEW YORK, Dec. 14 The secret of
what makes the hot-dog wild is out.
New York's frankfurter taste always
had been strong, but recently police on
duty at Madison Square Garden during
the six-day bicycle race were unable to
understand why certain vendors had no
trouble in disposing of their entire ken
nels at P.O cents a dog, without even serv
ing the conventional mustard.
The authorities were considering some
means of stamping out this profiteering
when one bluecoat purchased a hound
and punctured it. Pure moonshine.
Now the coppers are casting a mean
eye on every hot-dog in town.
The Soya Bean.
The soya bean Is largely used by the
Chinese. The white cheeses you see at
Chinese stores are made of soya bean
curd. In- France, a liquid made from
the soya bean has been used a.-? a milk
substitute. It is not good for that
purpose, because, like all beans, it
Is largely starch. The soya ber;n Is
a valuable food, but it is Inferior to
peanuts. They contaij much fat,
which beans lack.
A "dirigible bomb, that can b
steered toward the target by wireless
after being let fall from an airplane,
Is the novel Invention of Elmer A.
Sperry of Brooklyn. j
Ordinarily, when bombs are dropped
from aircraft, the chances of a miss
are great. The speed and altitude of
the plane, or balloon, have to be taken
Into account, and the wind, also. Ob
viously it would be of utmost advan
tage If the path of descent of the
gravity -projectile could be changed at
will while it was falling.
The Sperry dirigible bomb carries a
parachute, which, unfolding as It starts
to drop, not only slows the rate of its
descent, but incidentally serves as a
"drag-rudder." By tilting this drag
rudder in one direction or another the
bomb's path of descent is controlled.
As the projectile starts to fall, a sec
ond and very tiny parachute is liber
ated from the top of the bomb to sup
port vertically a wire that serves the
purpose of an antenna. It is by the
help of this antenna that the man in
the airplane is enabled so to operate
the radio apparatus carried In his ma
chine as to alter at will the angle of
While the bomb Is going down he
circles about and steers it by radio.
All he has to do to make the bomt
turn this way or that Is to turn a han
dle connected with his radio sender
in the desired direction. Thus the
bomb is made to land exactly where it
will do the most good meaning, of
course, the most mischief. Milwaukee
TERM OF .ARABIAN ORIGIN?
As the Story Goes, the Expression,
"Better Half" Comes to Us
From the East.
Thirteen candidates were initiated in
the meeting of Dennis I'ebekah lodge
last cn:ng, when Mrs. Adelle Wallace
of Wakeiietd, assembly president. Miss
Emn aGales of "Ludlow, assembly sec
roiaiy.. and Mrs. Musa Darling of South
Londonderry, deputy president of dis
trct No. 10, were present and made re
marks. Mrs. Kric Landry, a past assem
bly president, also made remarks and
presented each of the visiting officers a
bouquet of pink carnations, with green,
the lodge colors. Officers for the coming
year also were nominated. During in
termission an opportunity was given for
the members to meet the guests. Re
freshments of ice-cream and wafers
were served. . .
Xinas trees and Xmas wreaths. All
iizes, reasonable prices. R. H. Messenger,
florist, IS Linden street. Tel. 4H7-W.
$15 to $25
, ..... . - s
Strictly scientific searchers for the
origin of the expression "better half,"
denoting one's wife, have decided that
It was coined by Siduey lu his "Ar
cadia." "Arcadia" was written in
However, those less concerned with
scientific accuracy claim that an an
cient Arabian tale contains the real
origin of the expression. This old
story tells of a bedouin who was sen
tenced because in the course of a blas
phemous oath he had insulted the
name or the honor of his chief.
The Arab's wife pleaded for clem
ency, declaring that not her n'whole
husband had committed the of
fense." "Not your vyhole husband?" asked
"Nay," she replied. "It wes but"
the .half of him. For am I not his
other half, and' I who have never
offended thee should not be made to
suffer for the sins of the other half,
and the guilty half places itself un
der the protection of the better half."
The sheik, so the story runs, there
upon pardoned the husband, being
greatly pleased by the Ingenuity of the
Bride's Thrift Wasted Dowry.
Two daughters of a distinguished Vi
enna family married In 1012. The
younger girl wedded an officer and had
to have the "cautlou money" com
pulsory to brides in the Austrian army
The mother gave her 100,000 crowns,
which included the expense of her
The elder sister only needed her
outfit, for which she got 20,000 crowns
while the rest of her dowry 80.00C
crowns was left with the mother, as
was also the whole portion of the son.
who had settled in Switzerland.
Recently, says the New York World,
the mother, a widow, wished to pay In
full the portion of the two children to
whom she still owed money. She sent
100,000 crowns to the son in Switzer
land, who received 800 francs from the
postoflice for the total amount. His
sister got 64G francs for the 80,000
crowns due her. The younger girl's
HKJ.000 crowns would have been worth
lOn.OOO francs in 1912.
A Nose for Trade.
An Auburn (Mo.) merchant named
Myers decided to quit business and
offered to sell his stock to u born trad
er of the neighborhood named Merri
weather at what it Invoiced. $1.9oO.
"I won't take it at that," said Merri
weather. "I'll give you 2." cents for
every article and package in the
store." Myers thought of his big line
of slate and lead pencils worth a cent
apiece and agreed. Two men were
hired to help check up. Slate pencils
clothespins, puckres of chewing gunl
and papers of pins were listed at 2.")
cents each, so were automobile tires
barrels of sugar and coffee. An egg
was worth as much as a 50-yard bolt
of cotton. The result was that Merri-
weather bought the stock for $l,SG6.2o,
or just $33.75 less than It invoiced.
Made Quite Sure.
An enterprising company In the
Sudan had decided to lay a railway
into the wilds, and many blacks were
employed in its construction.
One day the telegraph clerk at the
nearest civilized spot received a tele
gram from the negro foreman of the
railway constructors : "White boss
dead. Shall I bury him?"
j "Yes," wired back the clerk. "But
' first make sure that he Is quite dead.
Will send another white boss tonior
I A few hours later another tale
' gram came from the foreman: "Buried
boss. Made sure he was quite dead,
'lilt him on the head with a shovel."
Frank Harlow is in Boston.
Willis Farr of Burlington was in
town recently. ,
The social Bible class met Tuesday
evening with Mrs. Almira Bond. ,
The village schools will close Dec. 16
to reopen Jan. 3 for the Christmas re
Miss Marion Nutting 'is evnected Fri
day from Ludlow for a, two-weeks' va
Miss Helen Hall is home for the holi
days from hex work with the lledpath
Miss Lillian Richmond is home from
Bernardston, Mass., as her school has
been closed. j
The funeral of Miss Eva Larkin will
be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the church. I
Mr. and Mr. L. G. Converse are at
tending the meeting of the State Grange
in Kutlaud this week. -
Mrs. Carrie Nutting ppent a few' days
last week in Boston with her -'-'ighter, 1
Miss Harriette Nutting. j
Miss Doris Richmond has fully recov
ered from her recent illness and has re
turned to Leyden, Mass.
Fay Partridge and family will spend
the winter in Francistown, N. II., with
Mrs. Partridge s lather.
Miss Amy Partridge has secured the
position as assistant superintendent in
the Carrie Wright hospital of Newport,
Montlay niht a big owl entered Wil
liam Rowley 's hen house and killed a
large rooster. Mr. Rowley was unable
to capture the bird.
.lolin Wiley has returned" to his home
in Detroit. Mich., after spending several
months with his sisters, Mrs. Lane, Mrs.
Hall, and Mrs. Holton.
$60 Now $30
$110 Now $75
Plays any record.
Come in and hear
H. M. WOOD'S
When Hubby Eats Lunch.
The wise husband especially the new
h wed when he draws a wife in the
marriage lottery who cannot cook, man
ages to cat a hearty lunch down town
at noon. This keeps him going so that
if the evening meal is below pa.- be can
retain his health and not o..,nd his
wife's feelings by telling her what a
poor cn)k she is.
The alxve are the jdiilosophie reflec
tions of a waiter in a popular restau
rant. He says when he sees a man order
a hearty meal at noon the indications
are that his home food is not prepared
properly- - .. .. j . , ' . . "
"It's odd aloul the Yot 'givtne , ' saiT
this waiter. "Once uin a day the busi
ness u.rtii ate a much heavier meal than
he now dues. The American business
man 1ms come to a realization of the
fad that he cannot load his stomach
with food at noon and then do a good
afternoon 's work. Too much food in the
middle of the day makes him logy and
sleepy. Also the o,uick lunch places have
been greatly modified. The business man
has heeome educated to what he should
cat. Since rrohib;tin he will drink a
glass of milk and eat a sandwich for
lunch ami he will eat slowly. That is.
if he j;ets good food and plenty of it at
home, he eats as he should at noon. Of
course, if he doen 't, he eats hearty at
lunch ami doesn't need food at home in
and Pyramid of Feminine Loveliness in the Romantic
Musical Comedy "Some Girl," at the Auditorium
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$5.00 to $12.00
5c to $2.75
Gifts that will be appropriate for a man answer a Guesticn that the
ladies are constantly asking us.
Belt Buckles, silver plate $1.50
Belt Buckles, sterling .... $3.75 to $8.00
Belt Buckles, filled $2.00 to $4.00
Leather Belts, in pig and black, made of the very best quality
leather, plain and stitched $1.00 to $4.00
in.Tr rtiri $7 7s tr ffiin.so
Sterling Silver $2.65 to $5.00
Gold Filled $1.85 to $6.00
. We are the official jewellers in Brattleboro for the American Legion
Jewelry. We have Buttons, Rings, etc.
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