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BR ATTLEBOIIO, VERMONT, MONDAY EVENING. JANUARY ;0, 1922.
" RLY MAIL EDITION
108 DEAD, 132
Rescuers Still Working Int
Ruins Expect to Find
But Few More Bodies -
Civilian Authorities Now
In Charge Miss Forsyth,
108th Victim, Dies In Hos
TO BE COMMENCED
City Authorities, Grand
Jury and Possibly Con
gress Will Look Into the
Cause of Horror Condi
tion of Second Postmaster
General Reported Serious
WASHINGTON. Jan. 30. The death
toll from the Knickerbocker theater dis
aster of Saturday night was brought up
to ION today with the death in a hospital
of Miss Mary A. Forsyth, a resident of
this city. The injured number 132.
The rescuers were still struggling with
the heavy wreckage left when the snow
laden roof of the structure collapsed
(luring the showing of a comedy feature
bill Saturday night. It was believed that
the section now being explored
vield few additions to the awful
dead and injured. '.
Col. Charles Keller, I. S. army engi
neer, commissioner of the District of
Columbia, took charge of the .forces at the
theater site as the military gave way to
the civilian fi.rces. Marines were with
drawn and soldiers began leaving.
All dead and injured hail been removed
early today from the Christian Science
churrh nearby, a large structure which
for more than VAl hours had served as a
clearing house for the victims.
Edward II. Nhaughnessy of Chicago,
seeond assistant posl master general, who
with his wife and two children were in
jured in the rash, was descril)cd today
as in a serious condition ' with only a
fighting chance for recovery.
A three-fold investigation of the
cause and circumstances of the collapse
of the roof was in prospect today, one by
the hoard of commissioners of the District
of Columbia, another by the grand jury
and a possible third by congress.
The exact number in the theatre when
the steel and concrete span of the roof
buckled and fell under its three-foot
man or snow isniuruav in-ooan v never
will be known. Th
e stories of perhaps
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The BrattlehoM Daily Ref
News of the world by Associated Press News of
Brattleboro and surrounding towns by .special correspondence
Excellent daily features Entertaining special depart
i 1 fl
WILL SOON FEED
Director Drown Says 150.000 Tons
Belief Will Reach Famine
LONDON. Jan. 31). Walter L. Drown,
European director of the American Ke
lief administration, iu a statement last
night said that notwithstanding the disor
ganization of the Russian railways.
thousands of tons of foodstuffs and soeds
purchased through the American govern
ment's appropriation would reach the
famine-stricken districts on schedule time.
because the American supplies constituted
almost the sudi frcisrlit moviiiir nvrr tln
roads, other traffic being at a standstill.!
Mr. Brown said that the movement of
grain from the ports to the interior
would be "I.'O.OOO tons monthly, which
would enable the American Relief admin
istration to initiate an adult feeding pro
gram for .". MKI.(MK) persons before the end
of February ami to bring the child-feeding
program up to 2.yM).HOO by the middle of
February. The allocation of shipiing be
tween I ".alt ic and Black sea xrts would
be roughly on the ratio of one to three.
The yccond .installment of the Soviet's
SHUMMUNK) would be paid in Stockholm
duiinir the present week, leaving the third
installment of S2.2OU.O00. due Feb. 1.
Five ships are scheduled to sail within
10 da.s with 120,000 tons of American
grain, which has alreadv been iMireliased
with Soviet money, for Reval. Odessa,
Nikohiiev. Theodosia and Novurossick.
It is all giing to the Volga, regions and its
distribution will be under the. control ofMannin
the American Keliet administration to
prevent any area fiv-m being twice sup
plied. ; I
GIVES $33,196,706 FOR N
Rockefeller Foundation Has Distributed
Total of SI2,t:t2.1t2 Board
(iven Full Discretion.
NEW YORK. Jan. .10. Gifts for the
furtherance- of education totalling -.'r..-19.7Hi.4
were made during the fiscal
y'ar 192l-19JJ by the general education
lwiard of the Rockefeller foundation, it
was made known in the annual report
made, public csterday.
Cp lo date the board has distributed
S4,i:;i44:- plus the entire income of
the total .S12il.7sx,f94 given the 4onrd
by John I . Rockefeller.
Yestcixlay's annual report further re
veals that Mr. Rockefeller has released
the board from any obligation to hold
any of his gifts in perpetuity. Thus the
disti ibution of the principal -and income
of the fund is left to the discretion of
the board members. The capital funds
held by the Ixiard at the end of the lis
cal year amounted to .Svi4.('"i,(r2.
Gifts to colleges and for secondary
( duration totalled Sl9.9sl..i:4.17 dur
ing the V.-'(-1921 fiscal year. To the
furtherance of medical education was
given Jll.N."!..";ir,.r,. and to schools and
t.:lleges for Negroes .1.212.a"9. Mis
celTane iis expenditures were $1 43,000.
NEW PRICES TO MAIL SUBSCRIBERS
Three Months $1.50
Six . Months $3.00
One Year $6.00
Mail , edition connetts with early afternoon trains
and ensure? prompt delivery to subscribers in Hins
dale, N. jH., Northfield, Mass., Vernon, South
Vernon and-West River towns. .
Brattleboro Publishing Co. : ' '
Please send me The Brattleboro
Reformer one month free, I am not
Address .... '.
THE A TRE :
Alleged Man Set Fire
Searsburg Postoffice and
FOUND ON HIM
a l?ri l etter c arrlv. From !
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Wilmington to Searsburg Seen Loit -
ering About Little Shack Just Defore
Firr W bile Postmaster Was Home.
SPRINGFIELD. Mass., Jan. P.O. j
Brunell Dandrow, ?'., of Pcnnacook, N. '
II.. for many years rural letter carrier!
on the star line ironi Wilmington tj
Seaiburg, Yt.. is locked up at York j
street jail here, charged w ith setting fire j
to the ramshackle postoffice at Scars-j
burg, the smallest office in the I'nited
States. He also is charged w ith larceny j
from the mails. Chief of Police Thomas
Dandrow at Green-1
field Saturday night. He
here last night in custody
Inspector Frank X. Reilly
SherifiC Edward J. Leyden.
The alleged theft occurred
: tiitj nv i"i. p'' -
tune before the postothe
was destroyed ;
tire two wcoks ago. inspectors ciaun (
i that Dandrow stole two registered let-;
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tcrs from a mail iiouch. one containing
S1S0 and the other S77. While author
ARREST DAN M
itn s were delving into the mysterious ; ajion pn,1M,rty custodian to Martin E.
disapiiearancc i f the money, the little ; Kern. In this, connection, it was said,
building, where Searsburg had gotten its; the question of Kern's citizenship at the
mail-fcr manv years, went up in smoke. ,"nsfcr VrobaMf would be
' ; ' ! touched on. The government is als-o in-
News of the lost letters created a furore tPn.sU.,i n b.oking i,ito the Bosch Co.'s
iu the Vermont town. When the post- Wntracts with the armv air service in-otli.-e
was burm-d indignation broke out-Volving $42O.(00. The "third phase un
auew; and suspicion M,intcd to the rura. f ,Jt.r investigation, it wa said, involved
It -.appeared to- tin townsfolk;
from circumstautial evidence that none
other could be responsible for or to have
reason to commit such an act against
the public welfare.
Inspectors Rcilly and John J. Bros-
(Continued on Faite C.)
Tonight and Tomorrow
WASHINGTON. Jan. .'iO. The
weather forecast: Fair tonight and
Tuesday. Little change in temperature.
Moderate "north'- winds. - -
( carrier. , it appear. i ( uh wnMiMllifoll(, tux rcturaH j,y u,c company.
MARY J. WHEELER
DIES IN HOSPITAL
Well-Known Laundress". Had Pneumonia.
' Followed by Brights Disease
Church Funeral Tomorrow-.
,Mlss Mary j Wheeler, 03, of 24 Brook
street, for many years a well-known
laundress in Keene anJ Brattleboro, died
about 1.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon in
'the Memorial hospital. JShe had an attack
of pneumonia, followed by acute frights
disease. She wan taken to the hospital
Miss Wheeler was horn in Henderson.
N. Y., July 22, 1S5S. a daughter of
I Franklin and Sophia Wheeler. She lived
there during her girlhood, but most of her
jJife was spent in Keene unci Drattlcboro.
She came here from Keeiie more than 20
years ago. Her . home was in the Odd
Fellows building near hetstone bridge
previous to moving to Brook street a few
A year ago last May she fell and
broke one hip. but she entirely recovered
from her injuries.
i one leaves inree sisrersanu a brother.
I They are Klla, wife of Amos Russell of
jWatertown. N. Y.. Hattie. widow of Will
Jeffers of North Dakota. Maria (Amidon)
jFarr. wife of F. O. C. Farr of Spofford.
N. II., and Arthur Wheeler of North Da
tkota. She was an aunt of Mrs. -William
1 1. Hannum of Drattleboro, Harry and
Walter Amnion of Putney and Herbert
Amidoii of Keene.
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I .miss w heeler was io manv vears n
member of the Methodist clmrr-h nni vim'
a .consistent Christian woman. . Thp
ooneral will be held in that church tomor-
row a, Oviock. Rev. C. C. Chaycr
officiating. The burial will take place
"est nesteriieid, .. n
BOSCH MAGNETO CO.
the sale in
to IxMik Into Its Sale,
With Air Service and
Jan. The scope of 'the
of justice's investigation of
1919 of tho Bosch MaKiieto
an alien property to the American
Magneto Co. was learned todav
j coincident with the arrival here of
of Postoffice, Thomas W. Mijler. alien property rusto
and 'Deputy i diati, with government records of the
i transfer. The document were discussed
at a conference of federal attorneys held
with a view to preparing the information
contained in them for Presentation to u
teuerat grand jury.
Officials indicated that the
channels. ""n wouiu ronow inreo mam
j The first of these is the sale of the Bosch
' Experiments are being made to siv?
the eyesight of music readers. Green
paper on which th notation appears in
white has proved most successful.
Tuesday, Jan. HI. 7.
tlebom Lixlge. No. 10
Work : V.. A. degree.
W p. m. Brat
F. and A. M.
j Wednesday. Feb. l.i 7.."U p. m. Beau-
pen nt Vinniandery. No. 7, K. T. Spc-
ial conclave. Knight Templar.
. Thursday. Feb. 'J. 7 p. m. Con
iiietticut Valley t'ouncil. No. 1G. It. and
i S. y. Special assembly.
1 Friday. Fen. M. 7.0O . m. Gblumbian
I Lodge. No. M0, F. and A. M. Special
communication. F. degree.
St. Michael's Church
Feb. L at 10.30 a.
Wednesday, 7..'W) p.
ni. Troop 1, Bov
Friday. 7 p.
m. Junior Fnion.
Today and Tomorrow
Don't Miss .
Goodnow, Pearson & Hunt
TODAY AND TUESDAY ARE
Thousands of dollars' worth of crisp, new
merchandise have been purchased for the purpose
of making these three days a time for the greatest
value-giving. Remember these values are offered
for Three Days Only. For particulars read our full
page advertisement in Friday's papers. '
Cardinals of, the
Church Begin Election
of New Pope
Solemn Requiem Mass In Sktine Chapel
Scene of Unusual Pomp Expected
Flection Will Be Completed by Satur
day. ROME, Jan. 30 (Associated Press)
Preparations were begun in earnest to
day for the convening on Thursday of the.
solemn conclave at which the cardinals
of the Roman Catholic church will choose
a pope to succeed Benedict X . Uhe last-
......., ,,Anioi hu. .,r,.pe,i,.,i hvi
cciemonial will be preceded by
All 111 Ulv H ruivuiui w f-vv'
three solemn requiem masses, beginning
this morning., in winch the cardinais will
The solemn reuuiem mass in the Sis-
VIIUII 1 llll.-, Illl'l llIM lUIUI'tnil
scene of unusual pomp with all tlw car-,
dinals who have arrived in Rome partici-j
pating. The Noble guards acted as a!
guard of honor for the improvised
tomb of the late ixmtiff and the Swiss (
guards composed the escort of honor for
the solemn procession of cardinals, arch-;
bishops und bishops as they came from '
the Sala Regale through the Sala Ducale ;
to the chapel. The Sistine choir as
sisted in the ceremony. )
The L'Glst iHHitiff of the Roman Cath-i
olic church will be elected by Saturday;
next, according to the consensus as ex-(
pressed by prelates arriving here. With i
the cardinals attached to the conclave '
they expect the decision will be reached
on t lie third or tourtn pa lots.
Tf Arnr tt avpdc
A-j1j-vj J iZt 1 X XJ.i. Jk iiivo - - .!
N FALCOS TEAM
rr it ' t 11 i-i. , 0,
Two in Lineup Tonight I n less League
Schedule Interferes Bay Tath
Team to Play Cadets.
The I-alcos of HiJyoke, who meet the
lo-al Athletics in Festival hall tonight,
have two men in their regular lineup who
Tbee players will be here tonight unless;
the Interstate league schedule interferes,!
and thev can be counted on to show the
fans somo real fast basketball. i
The - Athletics -arc atl' set. end they
hope to send the Falcos home in the satn '
style that they did tlie Brightwoods and;
Spartans. There will be a preliminary j
ana me v aueis. ami irom me improve-r
ment shown in the n
t uamn tlo Tnvli -
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CHINA FOR ACCEPTANCE.
Shantung Proposal Said to
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IVess . The government here 1 uiider -
i.i.i ttot n, r,..i vi,..
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nosiil nt the W nsbmsrton conference, as
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framed by the British and American iU-le-
ipies, siiouiu w uwpii.
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Thirteen thousand women hold mem-i
bersh.p m tlie American Association of
lniverity Women which aims as, far,
as it is possible to help women who
cannot afTord it. to a university educa-:
F. r, L
irSt DaptlSt VnUrCn
7.o( Boy Scouts. Teacher
Thursday, 3 to
program in cha'pel.
. . .
lli'fti 4.'ontnl ii'lf 1
tute team ought to give the local league, tfln,,le'
leaders a. real battle. . ;ofermout.
4 n 1- 1: . . 1 a. . t
1 bursday at .1 p. m
chapel, given by team
Society to all women
,; Silver tea in the
3 of the Women's
of the church and
Fsiday, 4 p. 111. Junior Endeavor : G
Buffet supper; (5.30 Mission Study;
classes, 'the Kingdom and the Nations;
7.30 Church prayer meeting. Topic,
Praying for a City. -
5 a '
" wiv ouviat "uutm UliH hfiin-l ninti nwun nt nn T
! SECOND NIGHT OF
Schedule of Matches for Drattleboro
Tdwn Tool. Championship in 'Six Dif
.The, second night of match play in the
town nool tournament conies tomorrow
evening, when the following matches will
At Masonic Temple: 7 p. ui. O'Con
nor (K) v.-. Davis (V), Shaw (O) vs.
Mellen (V); H p. in. Hinchy R) vs.
II. Whitney (V), Stearns (M) vs. 4rlin
Whitney (Il ; U p. in. II. Chandler (O)
vs. Morrill (It). Heed (M) vs. Itoyd (It).
At (dd Fellows Temple: 7 p. m.
P.aker (K) vs. Voetsch- (M), Haskell (
vs. F. Whitney (It); S p. m Straub
i (M) vs. C. Graves (It); E. Chandler (O)
'vs. S.. Graves (It); 'J p. m. Iirouillette
(K) vs. Corson (M), Wentworth (O) vs.
At Vermont Wheel Club: 7 p. m.
Oscar Whitiiey (O) vs. Fennell (It);
Bavis (K) vs. Thompson (V); S p. m.
Hawkins (O) vs. Tasker (V), Thomas
(M) vs. Woodard (U); 9 p. m. Pike
(() vs. II. J. Chandler (V), Juscon (K)
vs. Fox tO).
At Knights of Columbus : 7
Dugan (M) vs. Fairbanks (O) ;
' Manning (K)
vs. Taylor (M ;
Uenmng ( K vs.
' At Red Men: 7
' ' , J, I 1 p. m naus
l r , o u. iu. ijawsou.
9 p. m. Aher
Klhs ( ).
At Straub's: 8 n. m. Younsr (K) vs.
Moffatt pi). ,
Elected In Home of
Henry" It. Brown Number of
Needy Cared For,
The. annual meeting of; the Associated
Charities Was held Saturday afternoon
in the home of Mrs. Henry K. Brown.
The rejHirts showed a number of needv
cases cared for durinjr the past vear.'snun(1 lr"oauiy was mat maue uy im; uis-
The receipts were 344. includine S30 from
recent thrift sale, ajid expenditures of
208. These officers were elected: Pres
ident, Mrs. Henry R. Brown: vice pres
ident, Mrs. Emogene E. White; clerk,
Mrs. George E. Foster; treasurer, Mrs.
j Ernest W. Gibson. Refreshments were
I served. r ' . ;
. 1 Appl'tions for aid may be made to
AmiI"ations lor airt mat
ln r.iirt..-;.i., n.r.ml v: T
ehurch Mrs. Krnest W. Gibson. Mrs.
j Arthur V. I). Piper; Congregational
' burch Mrs. Freemont Hamilton. Miss
. Florence H. Wells; Unitarian church
j Mrs. George K. Foster, Mrs. "Harry C.
Freeman; Methodist church Miss Min -
'"'e l. Kawson, Mrs. Emogene K. Wliite;
.rnivergai(.t ciuirch Mrs. Henrv R,
Brown. Mrs. George F. Barber; Baptist
, church Mis Florence M. Wellman. Miss
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tAN IKOI-. FLINT.
Well Knwi Vermont Speaker to -Address
AVoaien's Club Wednesday Eve.
Professor K. It. B. Flint of Norwich
university, who is to address the Brat-
Uleboro Woman's club at its regular
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, ""-vliu iininrauay trit-iiiilK as vma JC ei-
, 1 . . ...
is a well known
For years h? has
. ifrcsieu m n
1 ha spoken bi
. tercsted in municipal olamiini and the
! establishment of municipal forests and
! ha spoken before many of the civic and
Be, women's organizations of the state. Pro-Shipping clerk for the W
tfessor Hint is a member of the state. Co dk.j in his hoTfl0 on
oeing town representative
irom .ortnneui, and undoubtedly is the
(mrtt accomu!islM sofiker of thit wr
1 aceomP',t'1,r speaner ot tnat douj.
t H.vu grpunuet m tne Knowledge ot mu-
1 1 1 !.l . ..
i iuviii muiun's aim w nu a, caarmmg
coniman,i of thp English language he
can in thp most entertaminir and
can speair in tne most
IIis subjm fop the evpnine Xown
Government and the Budget System, is
f interpst to men as weHSa; women and
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MC" W 1,1 b( iUnltt the lecture. .
A belief exists nmonir the Xmiws of
1 4-1. T 1; .1 . , - , .
jiuc itoi iuuifs inai me coior 01 corai is
(always affected by the state of health of
1 Muecicu oy me staie 01 neaitn
j the wearer, becoming paler in disease.
I Centre Congregational Church
. - v
' Monday, Jan. ?,0, 2.30 p. m. Meeting
I .- . . 17
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a conference on evangelism. Sec. G. C,
Merrill and Itcv. Edwin II. Bvington of
est Itoxbury, Mass., w ill speak. Lay
men from this church are invited to at
tend. Supper wdl be served at 5.30 for
the visitors. Evening session at 0.3O.
Tuesday. Jan. 31, t p. m. Regular
meeting of troop 1, Boy Scouts, in the
chapel. . , ..
Methodist Episcopal Church
7J3CJ .p. in. Pray er meeting in
At Universalist Fair
Pair Brown Gauntlet Gloves
Finder please return to
Barber's Musi Store
I. Today and Tomorrow
Monday, January 30
' Falcos of Ilob'ok
Bay Path vs. Cadets
Admission, including tax, DO cents
Children, including tax, 13 cents
DAVIS TAKES HIS
LIFE WITH GUN
Londonderry 1 Man Because
" of Illness Blows Off
Top of Head
SUICIDE IN 1917
Tragedy Yesterday ' Afternoon "While
Family Was Away Except Aged Man
Who Was Deal and Blind Nearly
Died of Accident in Boyhood.
(Special to The Reformer.)
SOUTH. LONDONDERRY, Jan. 30.
Despondent because of illness since
p n!donderry committed suicide yesterday
Iflffprnoon hv fchnntinir tiimp1f in tb hnit
with hi.s shotgun. The muzzle of the gun
was placed against his forehead, and the
charge blew off near the whole upper
part of the head.
The tragedy took place in the kitchen
at the home of O." S. Osborne in London
derry village, where Davis boarded, prob
ably about 4 o'clock. With the exception
of Mr. Osborne all the family were
'away, and they found the body when they
; returiMHi . Jj0lue al)0ut 4.30 o'clock.'
Mr. Osborne, who is over 80 years old
and a Civil war veteran, is totally blind
and very deaf, thought he heard a sound
half an hour or so before the family re
turned, but he did not know what it was
and gave it 110- special thought. . The
cuarge 01 tne stiotgun.
Davis, who was . a son of the late
Eeroy G. Davis, had, been in ill health
since boyhood, w hen by accident he drank
a solution of lye. The solution ate away
the lining of his stomacn, and ever since
then he had lived on liquid food, being
unable to eat Sblid food.
His wife, who was Miss Grace Fuller.
flmihrp of I'hilo l-uller of U osrnn mm
nutted suicide in December, 1917, by
shooting with a revolver on account of
property matters. They lived then On a
farm in Iohdonderry which, was "owned
by her father. Since then he bad done
'.various kinds- of; work as far a his health
! permitted. He was a nephew of Frank
i E. Davis of Newfane.
Davis leavea one daughter, who lives
'with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
Fuller, in Weston, and three brothers,
George L. Davis of South Londonderry,
Irving Davis of Weston Island and Bert
Davis of .Newport, N. H, s -
FRANK H. CLARKE
OF PUTNEY DIES
End Came Suddenly to ; Shipping
for W. A. Cole Paper Co.In
Health Past Two Years.
(Special to The Reformer.)
PUTNEY, Jan. SO.
Frank II. Clarke. 6L the well-known
A. Cole Paper
Kimball hill at
! 10 o'rloct Satnrdav mornine of
briehts disease after beine ia ill health
PriPals uiseasc, aner oeing ih 111 ped.ua
two years. He was not confaned to his
worked the first three days of
last week. The end came suddenly.
Mr." Clarke was born in East .Putney
Aug. 20, 1M.50, pne of the six children of
Johu F. and Sarah (Newell) Clarke. IIis
parents moved to this village when he
was young, and most of his life was spent
here in the home where he died.
'His mother died in 1S.". and since the
death of his father in 191H he and his
sister, Miss Nellie N. Clarke, had made
their home together. Besides his sister
here he leaves a brother, Frederick A.
Clarke of Bellows Falls, and sister,
Mrs. C. H. Bridgman of Keene, N. II.
He inherited a sense of humor and dry
wit such as few are blessed with, and
always wan cheerful and patient, looking
for the good in all persons, ;
Funeral services will be held in the
home Tuesday at 2.30 o'clock. Rev. C. II.
Morehouse of Community church officiat
ing. The burial wiU take." place iu Mt.
Knights of Columbus Hall
Wednesday, Feb. 1. from 3 to f p. m.
Food and candv sale, one flight up,
conducted by Ave Maria circle. Daughters
Odd Fellows Temple
Monday. Jan. 30, 7:30 p. m. Begular
meeting of Wantastiquet lodge, No. 5.
Also a rehearsal of the initiatory degree
team. Degree staff please be present.
Red Mens Hall
Thursday. Feb. 2. 8 p. m. Special
meeting of Pocahontas Council, No. 4.
D. of P. Adoption. Corn and Venison.
Every member Of the degree team is re
quested to be present. .
Uance every tuituruay nigut.
Real opportunity to . buy .
Suits, Overcoats, Trousers,
Hats, Caps', Shirts, 'Stock
ings, Underwear, Collars,
Baggage, etc., as everything
in the store is MARKED
WAY DOWN. '
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