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j " c" -llr l y 1 rr fTTWO Sections Today Q ALLY T's Column S r; Page 8 Today L Get Them Both v VOL. 10. NO. 215. BRA1TLEBORO. VERMONT, THURSDAY, EVENING, NOVEMBER .9, 1922. V TEN PAGES EARLY MAIL E.VI0N 1 - - y ENGLISH IN DARK REGARDING TURKS Cable Cut and No Reports Obtainable From Constantinople GOVERNMENT ASKS PAPERS FOR NEWS Allied Authorities Empowered to Declare .Martial Law Hut It Is Not Known What Action They Have Taken Company Can't Hepair Cables. LONDON. Nov. ft. (Associated Press.) Both the eager British public and the government were very much in the dark today regarding tiie grave situation in Constantinople, the lack of information being the result of the cutting of the cable near Chanak by the Turks, who are refusing to allow the cable company to repair its lines. The latest news obtained by the British foreign offices was received last night, saying cable communication had been interrupted. The message con tained no mark to indicate by what route it had been transmitted. The govern ment officials, therefore, were in a pe culiar position today of asking the news paper correspondents for news. Ic was said, at the foreign office that the only thing that could be done now was to await a report as to whether mar tial law had been declared in Constan tinople. Complete discretionary powers (Continued on Page Four) BRITISH VIEWS OF U. S. ELECTION Some Papers .Think it Swing-Rack of Pendulum Others Say It Is Re buke to Prohibition. LONDON. Nov. 9. (Associated Press.) The come-back made by the Demo era ts in the American election last Tues dav is explained to liritish readers by their newspapers in many ways, and the speculation which the editorial writers indulge" in is quite diversified. Some think the pendulum merely swung back, but others interpret the voting as reveal in:; widespread dissatisfaction with-the Harding administration and many of its wcr?is. including the tariff and the cn loreenient of prohibition. Throughout England the American lections have attracted more editorial comment than is often the case. The Time pavs a tribute to the Harding administration as one which lias achieved success of which Ann rie-i may well be proud "notably in its eminently skillful handling of the great interna tional e:nsrcss" at Washington last fall. That newspaper thinks that the violence with which the Pendulum swune back may derange the Republican party ma-' chine and other mechanisms in ways! wholly undesirable and unforeseen. 1 The Chronicle regards the Demo- J cratie victories as ouite enormous aiui significant, and ascribes the chance as partly the result of a natural swing of the pendulum, partlv to the "excessive eppjication of prohibiten and partly to the" dissatisfaction with the supremaev of i" business interests and the tariff." MORE "T.i.a. v l);.t vou buy dat odder box of vh"' black-in"?" "Go on. nigjjo. dat uin't sloe blaekin" : dat's ma massage cream." Brooklyn Citizen. First Baptist Church Thursday, p. m. Buffet supper; (5.30 Mission Study classes. Two of the missionaries who are to speak at the con ference tomorrow will be present and sj-eak ; 7.30 Regular, church prayer meeting. Friday, 30 a. m. and 2 p. m. A mis sionary conference arranged by the New England District of the Woman's For eign Mission Society. Missionaries from five countries will ppeak ; I p. m. Jun ior Endeavor. The congregation is asked to furnish clothimr or supplies to "Rush a Ship to Russia." Leave goods at chapel not, later than "Wednesday. i Many New Winter Goats Many New Dresses Personally Selected in New York This Week ARRIVED TODAY Visit Our Great. Second Floor Garment Shop TODAY AND TOMORROW AS STORE WILL BE CLOSED All Day Saturday, Armistice Day MICHIGAN VOTERS HIT NEWBERRYISM Not Known Whether New Democratic Senator Will Attempt to Get Colleague Ousted. DETROIT, Mich., Nov. !. The Dem ocratic; successes m -Michigan in lues day's election appeared even more pro nounced today when belated returns showed that in addition to electing a sen ator, a member of the house of represen tatives anil five members of the legis lature, the party had gained ground in numerous counties of the state. In sev eral instances the majority of the county offices went to Democrats for the first time in history. The big light, however, was centered in the senatorial contest and the victory l y 1.1.000 votes of Woodbridge X. Ferris, former governor, over Senator Charles B. Townseud. was looked upon by Demo crat ie leaders as the outstanding result. Tl roughout the campaign Mr. Ferris brought the Newberry matter to the fore, declaring it was the "big issue in Michigan" and that by his election Mich igan voters could "purge themselves of Newberry ism". Whether the senator-elect planned to raise the issue in Washington was not definitely known today. lie had been quoted as saying that if elected be might re-open t he ..Newberry case in the sen ate. In a statement shortly after tion was assured. Mr. Ferris his elec suid the voters had "redeemed Michigan senator- iallv". adding: "The defeat of Newberryism is a vic tory looking to cleaner elections. Its in ti ne nee will be .wholesome for other states-T' VENIREMEN OFFER USELESS EXCUSES Will Take Weeks to Get Jury to Try . Five Herri Miners for Alleged Murder. MARION. 111.. Nov. 9. Examina tion of veniremen, from whom will be chosen the jury to decide the- fate of . the first men on trial here in circuit court on charges of murder brought in connec tion with the 1"! Ilerrin mine killings of last June, was continued today. Everyone of the 31 jurors spiestioned yesterday offered an excuse for not 1h ing able to serve, but few excuses wee accepted by tlw court. The attorneys say they exjH'ct selection of the jury will re quire several weeks. Five men will stand trial for alleged participation in the "Ilerrin massacre." They are: Otis Clark. Pert ("race. Peter ' Heller. Joseph Carnogt, I,eva Mann. The state asked that the cases against the other 41 men be nolle prossed when the trial opened yesterday. (JET ESCAPED PRISONER. C. W. Dow. Who Left Windsor in 120, Caught at Somerville, Mass. BOSTON. Nov. 9. Charles William Dow. who. with his young wife and nine-mouths' -old daughter, has just set up housekeeping at ."V Pinckney street. East Somerville. was arrested yester day afternoon, and is being held for Supt. R. II. Walker of the Vermont slate prison at Windsor. Chief-of-Poliee Kendall of Somerville says the youth escaped from the Ver mont prison on Aug. 19. 1919. after serving a few months of a year's sen tence for larceny. After his escape from prison Dow. ac cording to information given to the po lice in Somerville, went to Virginia, where he married a young woman from Emporia 1 and served for. a time in the Cnited States army. t In Virginia he is said to have gone under the alias of Charles Whitlott. Coming to Somerville a workeil as a machinist's East Somerville shops of while ago. be helper at the the Uoston & Maine railroad. Mrs. Dow joined l:im a wetk ago. and the baby The American. Society of Mechanical Engineers is planning to establish a na tional engineering museum, the first of the kind in the I'nited States. Methodist Episcopal Church Thursday, at 7.30 p. m. Choir re hearsal. Friday, at 6.30 p. in. Teacher train ing class ; 7.30 Prayer meeting. All Souls Church Thursday. Nov. 9. 4.30 p. m. Regu lar business meeting of Ladies Circle at parish house; G.l." p. m. Public supper. L L Scant Majority In Each House Indicated by Returns SEVEN DISTRICTS NOT YET REPORTED Roll of House Stands This Morning as Republicans 220. Democrats 205. So cialist, Farm-La lxr and Independent One Each Democrats Gain 70. ! NEW YORK, Nov. 9. (Associated Press.) Continued Republican control of congress, but with a senate majority cut in two and a house majority of Hit) slashed to a scant handful, appeared to day as the net result of last Tuesday's congressional election with returns al most complete. Tight races in the few undecided district, not affecting the gen eral result, and delays in counting, how ever, threatened to iostoiie the liual tig ure until tomorrow. The general picture of Tuesday's storm of ballots was virtually finished early this morning wjien belated Montana returns sent the Republicans over the top in the house contest. Election of R. Scott Leavitt. Republican in Montana gave the Republican the 21 votes neces sary to control the next house, but even these Republican tidings were coupled with news of defeat of Representative McCormick, Republican. Montana by bin Democratic opponent. John M. Evans. With seven congressional districts in four states Kansas. North Dakota. Washington and West Virginia still un reported at 7 o'clock today, the roll in the next house stood: Republicans 220; Democrats 20- : Socialist 1 : Fanner Labor 1 and Independent 1. The Repub lican margin promised to be increased slightly in tlie remaining contests. In the returns to date. 7(1 places now held by Republicans had been captured with out n single counter balancing Demo cratic loss. Latest figures today show the next senate will have ;j2 Republicans, 41 Democrats, and one Farmer-Labor rep resentative with results of two senatorial contests one in Washington and the other in North Dakota still undecided. Woman Legislator Independent. CHICAGO, Nov. 9. Mrs. Lottie Hol uiau O'Neill of Downers Grove, the first and only woman elected tj the Illinois legislature, let it be known today, that she would not be bound by the over whelming sentiment of Illinois voters ap proving by a large majority an amend ment permitting beverages with 2. To per cent alcohol. Dry leaders had urged their followers not to vote on the meas ure either way. "I am mighty glad the soldiers' homis won. good i owever. sue said, tor it is a thing and I have always been for it. "I believe that men and women in the legislature will be able to keep house for the state better than men alone could do. it. The men can handle the business affairs while the women can handle the social affairs." Says Fanners Are (letting on Top. CHICAGO.- Nov. 9. Characterizing the result of Tuesday's election as a "revolt against landed aristocracy," Bcn jamin C. Marsh of Washington. I). C. managing director of the Farmers' Na tional council, declared here today that 'farmers are joining with labor to re store the government to the people and don't, stop till they have done this." "The defeat of scores of reactionary senators and congressmen, and the sub stitution of progressives is largely due to tl e fury of the farmers of the West. Noi l Invest and Southwest." he said, "over the criminal conspiracy of defla tion ' carried out by the federal reserve board at the b"hest of profiteers who made StMM.(HO.lM0 net profits out of the war. over a million dollars profit for every .: Ihijs who lost their lives dur ing the war. In 1920 about MS per cent (Continued on Page Six.) Odd Fellows Temple Thursday. Nov. 9. 7.V.Q p. m. Amer icans team 1 and Nationals team 'J. will bowl. Thursday. Nov. 9, 7.110 p. m. Regular meeting of the Ladies' auxiliary. Degree work. Thursday, Nov. 9. S p. m. Regular meeting of Canton Palestine. Nomina tion for field officers. Every member is requested to be present. Friday. Nov. 10. at 7."0 p. m. Re hearsal of the Rebekah degree. Every one please make a special effort to be present. Friday. Nov. 10, 7."0 p. m. Americans team 2 and Nationals team .'! will bowl. The bowling committee requests each captain to- try to start the matches promptly at 7..'0 and members are asked to watch the paper for the dates of matches. REPUBLICANS I ON CONGRESS Don't Miss , the Armistice Day, CONCERT and BALL This Week Saturday, at Festival Hall I nder the Auspices of the AMERICAN LEGION CONCERT H to S.r.O Music by Wittstein's Orchestra The orchestra that has furnished music for the leading social events in New England and has made records for the Columbia :;nd Vocalian Phonograph companies. Tickets Gentlemen's dance ticket, 90c; Ladies' dance ticket. SOc Ralcony ticket, 50c . e On sale at Roofs Pharmacy. Streefer's Restaurant and at Hall and Farwell's . WoSlAVS FIRE DREAM SAVES 60 TENANTS. NEW YORK, Nov. 9. A woman's dream is credited with saving , the lives of M) dwellers in a tenement in the Bronx early. today. j. Mrs. Jessie Barotti uVeamed of flames leaping through the house, and. of muflfrd footsteps creaking down the hall ways. She awoke screaming, "The house is afire." Under protest, her husband got up, went down the hall, and found a tire blazing ' near the dtwr, of the apartment where slept the wife and six children of a ' policeman. The alarm was spread and the 00 tenants escaped without injury before the firemen arrived. ' SEEK INDICTMENT OF FOUR IN MURDER Two Men Suspected of Ac tual Killing of Rev. Hall and Mrs. Mills 'WOMAN. IN GRAY" ALSO INCLUDED She and Membr.of Episcopal Church to Re Charged With Being Accomplices Prosecutor Presents Information to Justice Parker Today. NEW RRFNSWICK. N. J.. Nov. 9. The information on which the state of New Jersey expects to obtain indictments of three persons for the murder of the Rev. Edward Wheeler Hall and Mrs. Eleanor Reinhardt Mills was to be laid before. Supreme Court Justice Parker and Grand Jury Foreman Gihb by Deputy Attorney General Mott today at Somer ville. Persons Hose to tli authorities say that the investigator have identified the men who Mrs. Jane Gibson says she saw shoot Mrs. Mills and the rector. The authorities will ask that they be indicted for first degree murder. They will seek also to indict the "woman in gray" for first degree murder on the grounds that site was an accomplice,. but did not actu ally kill either Dr. Hall or Mrs. Mills. The third man under suspicion is said to be a member of the Episcopal church of St. John tle Evangelist of which Dr. Hall wa rector. Authorities hope to obtain his indictment on a charge of be ing an accessary after the fact. They ay he drove the automobile which trailed Dr. Hall and Mrs. Mills to the Phillips farm where they were murdered and also that he has concealed information from the authorities. TESTIMONIAL FOR GENERAL EDWARDS Yankee Division Veterans to Give Him Farewell Dinner at Roston v December 2. ROSTON. Nov. 9. The retirement from active service of Major General Clarence R. Edwards, former commander of the 120th division overseas, now head of the First Corps area, will lie marked by a testimonial dinner to him by Yankee-Division veterans at the llosfon City club on Saturday evening. Dec.2. At least HM) veterans from New Eng land and Iwyond are exi-cted. the com mittee in charge ntioun-ed today. It is e-Mcted also that the six New England governors and the Miccessor to General Edwards as a corps area commander will be present. General Edwards's re tirement, will le effective on Dee. 1. TO SQUELCH "Pl'PPY LOVE". Chicago Hoard of Education to Combat School Romance. CHICAGO. Nov. 9. As a measure to combat "puppy love" school romances, a resolution . providing for a course of study in morals and civics in the ele mentary grades of the public schools was adopted" by the board of education yester day. St. Michael's Church (Episcopal.) Friday. Nov. 10. ."..SO p. m. Regular monthly meeting of the Woman's Guild. Knights of Columtus Hall Thursday. Nov. 9. Windham County Pomona Grange will meet with Protec tive Grange for a day meeting. The morning session will open at 10.1.0. The first in a series of three military whist 'parties, under the auspices of Ave Maria Circle. Daughters of Isabella, will be held Monday evening. Nov. l.'i. in Knights of Columbus hall. Admission, ;." cents, which will include a short, en tertainment before the card playing. DANCING 8.30 to 12 MEMBERSHIP OF NEXT LEGISLATURE State Senate Solidly Repub lican for Session of 1923 THREE WOMEN ARE REPRESENTATIVES Republicans Have 199 Members, Demo crats 35 and Independents 9 No Re ports from Five Towns Dan O'Brien of South Burlington In Losing Fight. With five towns unrejiorted, the voters of Vermont on Tuesday elected three women, one each from Caledonia, Orange land Rutland counties, to the house of representatives and "Miss Edna Beard of Orange county to the state senate. The senate is solidly Republican. In j the. house there are 199 Republicans, .'." Democrats and nine classed as Inde pendents. Dim O'Brien, veteran Demo crat from South Burlington, was a ioor third in hvo ballots taken for town repre sentative in that town with Susan A. Nott in the lead. State Senate Following is the result of the vote for stale senators: Addison county Carl O. Church. Whiting. R: Charles S. James. Wev- bridge. 11, Iiennington county William A. Root. P.ennington. R; Herbert A- Ilulet, Ar lington. R. Caledonia county Sherburn Lang, Lyndon. R: Gilbert E. Woods. St. Johnsbury. R. Chittenden county Irving S. Coburn. Milton. R: Harry M. Fay. Williston, R; William R. MeKillip. Rurlington, R: Martin S. Vilas. Rurlington, R. Essex county Edward J. Nelson, Norton Mills. R. ' Franklin county J. Gregory Smith, St. Albans. R; George II. Nunsmore, Swanton. D. Grand Isle county Georce II. Branch, Grand Isle. R. Lamoille county R. E. Reynolds. Jeft'ersouville. R. Orange county Edna L. Heard, East Rarre. R. Orleans county Stoddard 15. Rates, Derby. R : O. W. Locke. Orleans, R. - Rutland roimt.vWilliain R. Rush, P.emorr. R: Walter K.-Farnstrorth, Rut land City. R : Edwin W. Lawrence, Rut land City. R: Aldace W. Newton, Wal lingford. R. ' Washington county James Mackay, Rarre City, R: Vernon L. Perkins. Wat crbury. R; .Daniel A. Perry, Rerlin, R. Windham county Edward C Crosby, I'.rattbboro. R: Emery A. Melendy, Itndoiidei ry. R. Windsor itiunty Allen D. Rail. Lud low, R; Edward H. Edgerton. Roches ter. R; James A. Staeey, White River Junction. R. Towrn Representatives. Addison County. Addison Erwin M. Adams, R. Rridport John tl. Sutherland, R. Rristol Royal W. Peake. R. Cornwall Llewellyn V. Fisher. R. Ferrisburg Wnlter E. Clark. R. Gohen IL D. Jones. R. Granville Not reported. -Hancock Robert D. ClaHitu R. ' Leicester Robert II. Guernsey, R Lincoln Arthur E. P.riggs. R. Middlebury Leroy C. Russell. R. Monkton Leoline A. Meeclu.IL New Haven George C. Everest Orwell Wilber Nickerson. R. Panton Rruce P. Kent. II. R. Ripton Harry C. Goodro. R. Sal isbury y rus A. Rump. R. Church, Ind. Shoreham I larry Starkloro I aniel Ycrgonnes Vance Sargent. It. W. Waterman. R. Walt ha m Henry E. Halloek. R. Wey bridge Perrv E. Rinxham. R. Whitir.g L. A. Webster, it. Reniungton County. Arlington Leo Grout, R. Renningfon Ward L. Lyons. D. Dorset J. C. Flynn. D. Glastenbury Robert Young. R. Landgrove Earl Richardson. R. Manchester William R. Reebe, D. 1-eru Wallace West. R. Pownal Dr. E. E. Potter. R. Rendsboro Homer A. Lesure. D. Rupert William C. Mason, R. Sandgatc Ross Rentley, R. Searsburg Fred H. P.agley, R. Shaftsbury Smith Harris, Jnd. (Continued on Page Sis.) Centre Congregational Church Friday, Nov. 10. 2."0 p. in. Sewing meeting in the chattel. Masonic Temple Thursday evening. N'ov. 9, at 7.".0 o'clock. -Sated convocation of Fort Dumuier Chanter, No. 12. R. A. M. Work : M. M. M. degree, i Friday evening. Nov.. 10. Masonic dance and social. NO PAPER Saturday, November 1 1 Armistice Day The regular ' editions of The Reformer will be suspended Sat urday, Nov. 11. CROSIERS OBSERVE GOLDEN WEDDING Guilford Couple Visited by About 150 Persons Numerous Gifts. Includ ing $155 in Money. . The ."0th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley L. Crosier of Guilford was celebrated yesterday afternoon and evening by about lot) relatives ami neighbors who called during the day to offer congratulations-. Decorations of palms quantities of yellow and white chrysanthemums and crepe paper festoon of the same colors transformed the house into a bower of leauty. which ' was , especially pretty when lighted with yellow shaded can dles in the evening. A marvellous wed ding cake, frosted with wreathes of yel low and white roses and decorated with a gold horseshoe anil $-"0 in gold coin, from the K rooks bakery in New York city, occupied a table in the dining room. Mrs. Idella J. Huntley and Irvin G. Crosier of Rrattlcboro, sister andbrother of Mr., Crosier, assisted in receiving and the guests were introduced by Mr. and Mrs. Cro-der's youngest daughter, Mrs. Harry II. LeRay. ' Mr. and Mrs. Crosier were the recip ients of many gifts, including $ir.j. most of which was in eold. During the evening solos were ren Mary Raker and Willard Richardson. There were dered by Miss and Frederick selections bv a a quartet consisting of Wil and Frederick Richardson lard. Paul and Miss Raker, and an attrorriate reading by Mrs. John E. Gale. Refresh ments were served. t Mr. Crosier was born in Searsburg Aug. IVi, 14.". a son of Timothy and Mary Ann i LeRay ) Crosier. Aside from Mrs. Huntley and Irvin Crosier of this town 1 e . has two half-sisters. Mrs. George Reed of Amherst. Mass.. and Mrs. Emery Miller of West Krattleboro. anil a stepmother. Mrs. Emily Crosier of West Rrattlelniro. Mrs. Crosier was born in Stamford May I'l. 1S.10. a daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth Richardson. She has one. brother, Waldo Richardson of Rrattle boro. Mr. and Mrs. Crosier were married in Stamford by Rev. Mr. Webster Nov. 172. and soon after that came to Dummerston to live. They also have lived in Rrattleboro and for about 20 yeats their home has been in Guilford. Mr. Crosier always has been a farmer. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Crosier: Ernest, who died in Rel lows Falls on his "?t birthday, leaving two sons who now live in Nebraska; Ixtttie, wife of Alton Holden of Town shend : Grace', wife of Louis Clapp of Rrattlcboro; Guy. a baker in Greenfield. Mass. : Alonzo. a farmer hi Wilming ton: Florence, wife of Joseph Sharkey of Sanford. Me.: and Ruth, wife of Harry II. LeRay of Rrattleboro. Two daughters of Mr. Crosier by a former marriage iire. Rertha, wife of C. W. Sum ner of Rrattleboro.. and Mav, wife of II. W, Rrooks of New York. "All the chil dren living were present with the ex ccptiou of Mrs. Sharkey. LONG-TIME EMPLOYE AT ESTEYS' DIES Patrick C. Raker Had Worked for Organ Firm 40 Years Death Comes in Melrose Hospital. Patrick C. Raker. Gl. an employe of the Estcy Organ company. . in the in spection room, for 40 years, died this morning at 9.45 o'clock in the Mel rose hospital in West Rrattlelioro. where, he had been two months. lie had been in ill health over a year. Death resulted from brights disease. Mr. Raker was born in Rutland Jan. 20. 101. a son of John nnd Ellen 4 Fitz gerald! Raker. He attended St. Peter's schiol in Rutland and later worked at the Howe Scales Works in that city, com ing to Rrattleltoro at the age of 21 to make his home with bis sister, the late Mrs. James Mack of he hail since lived, married. He leaves olas C. P.aker of nieces. Miss Helen Frost street, where Mr. Raker never one brother. Nich Rutland and three Mack. Miss Agnes Mack and Mrs. Mary Shipuian. and one nephew. William J. Mack, all of Rrattle boro. He was a member of the Holy Name society of St. Michael's Roman Catholic church. Mr. Raker was always keenly interested in the affairs of the town and was held in highest esteem by a large number of friends and acquaintances. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock in St. Michael's Roman Catholic church. Rev. James P. Rand will officiate. The body will be taken to Rutland for burial. THE WEATHER. F'air and Cooler Tonight and Friday Fresh Northwest Winds. WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. Forecast for northern and southern New Eng land: Fair and colder tonight and Fri day ; fresh northwest winds. Rain in Some Sections. Weather conditions: General moder ate to copious rains have occurred in the Pacific Coast states, and light rains in New England, continuing this mom ins: in the northern iortion t New Eng land. The weather elsewhere is fair. No great change has occurred in tem pt' rat u re during the past 21 hours. At , a. m in New England it ranged from alxnit :j in northern New England to 41. BIRTHS. In Rrattleboro. Nov 1. a son. Oscar Bernard, to Oscar, Bernard and Gertrude (Bailey I Johnson. In Rawsonville. Nov. tl,. a daughter to Mr. and 'Mrs.. Wesley Amidon. In Windham, Nov. 4. a son. John Elijah, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank II. Carleton. . Red Men's Hall Thursday, Nov. it, at S p. m. Regu lar meeting of Pocahontas Council. No. 4. D. of P. -.Rehearsal. Let every mem ber of the degree team be present as there is work to be done. All other members are urged to attend. Every member of the council is requested to remember the pound party and bring a package on this date. Thursday. Nov. 9. Friday evening. Nov. UK at o'clock. .-Special meeting of tjuonecticut tribe. No. 2. There will be a pound party for a worthy brave who lias been unable to trail to the hunt for a good many moons. Every member in his reservation is re quested to trail to our wigwam and bring a iMiund. Dance every Saturday night. IJI CONTESTS HERE First Jan. 12 and 13 Championship of the East for INTER-CLUB MEET SATURDAY, FEB; 21 Rrattleboro to Take Foremost Place in Eastern Ski Meets Rrattleboro Out ing Club WC1 Try to Have National Meet Here in 1021. That Rrattleboro will assume a fore most position among the various fcki jumping contests to be held in the East this winter was made apparent today by the tentative program of local ski con tests which will be held here during the coming reason. The program, which re sulted from a thorough discussion of ideas and. plans presented at a meeting of the full board of governors of the Rrattle boro Opting club, provides for two com petitions on the Brattleboro jump on Fri day and Saturday Jan. 12 and 13, and on Saturday, Feb. 2L The January meet, it is exacted, will be for the east ern United States ski jumping champion ship and the February contest will take the form of an inter-club meet, the Fame as was held here last year. These plans were developed at a recent meeting in the office of Dr. George 11. Anderson, vice president of the club, who presided in the absence of President Fred II. Hairis. who is now in Boston, where he recently underwent an operation. Routine business was transacted and the treasurer's report showed the financial condition of the club to be tine. The object of the meeting was to dis cuss the club's plans and policies in con nection with the coming winter sports. The program as 'outlined, although tenta tive in nature, was advanced by Presi dent Harris and a vote was passed en thusiastically and unanimously to adopt Mr. Harris's suggestions and carry them through. Secretarv C. Menzies Miller alreadv has sent out letters to various club- and ski-iumvwrs in regard to mak ing permanent dates for tLe meets which will not conflict with other competitions that will be held in the East. It is. pro- ( Continued on Page Four) M0STPR0 VISION STORES TO BE OPEN Chain Stores and Other Mercantile Stores in General to Close Satur day Factory Plans. Rrattleboro mercantile places in gen eral will lie closed Saturday, Armistice day. with the exception of the provision places other than the chain stores. The provision stores which will be open all dav include the following: Cory & Davis, W. F. Richardson Co.. S. Levesque & Son. Coogan's Cash Market. Coogan &. Hans. J. E. Rushnell, Hayes & Dines. Wilder Farm Products Co.. F. I". Young & Son. Fred L. Lowe. II. A. Steb bins. J. L. Stockwell of West Rrattle boro, S. I. Purinton of Esteyville. Georire W. Harris of Prospect hill, and Arthur Gagner and Anthony Karpinski of Fort Dummer Heights. Chain stores which will be closed are Cloverdale Co.. Direct Importing Co., Atlantic & Pacific, and Bay State Co. Some of the local factories will close all day in observance of Armistice day while others will work their usual time during the forenoon. The Estcy Organ works and the Millers Fails Co. will be closed all day. The White River Chair Companv. the Kolstad. Taylor & Co., tb C. E. Bradley Corp.. the S. A. Smith Mfg. Co. will operate until the usual clos ing time at noon. C. E. .Skerry of the S. A. Smith Mfg. Co. said this morning that so many of his men have been out deer hunting this week that he has found it necessary to work until noon Satur day in order to -take care of the rush of work. The White Mfg. Co. and the Vermont Silk Co. are as yet undecided, as to whether they will close for the day. The White Co. said this morning that if the girls in its establishment wanted to work thev could do so. The Hooker. Corser & Mitchell Co.. when asked about their observance of the dav this morning, said they did not know what would be done. W. II. Proctor of the concern was unable to be reached by telephone and II. R. Brown was out of town. HORNE TO LEAVE LAWRENCE SCHOOL Former Said Principal of Rrattleboro to Have Told His Plans High to School Committee. James D. -Horne. principal of the high school in Lawrence. Mass, former prin-' cipal of the Brattleboro high school, will retire from his present position at the close of the school year, it is understood. In making this announcement a Law rence newspaper says; "This is his 29th year as master. Mr. Home has not been in the best of health for orae time and this is the reason for his desire to be relieved of his duties as Crincipal. He is understood to have told is plans informally to members of the school -ommittee. "Mr. Horne was born in Lowell but has lived here most of his life, attending local schools and graduating from Dart mouth college with high scholastic hon ors. He has served for a; long time as principal of the local school, this being his Itlth year in that capacity, and it will be with great --regret on the part of the thousands of men and women who have attended high school under him ami his hundreds of friends that they will learn of his intention of relinquishing his tin ties." PROMINENT, IN LSONRY. G T. Montgomery Dies at Home in New York City. t ..NEW YORK. Nov. 9. George T. Montgomery, one of the most prominent members of the Masonic fraternity in New York state, died suddenly at his home here Tuesday, it was announced today. II! i! i is