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intx bukl-iNGTQN FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1918.
TO TWO BOARDS
Mew Board of Aldermen Tackles
City's Business Matter of
Contract for Electricity for
Municipal Light Plant Left
With a Committee
Tho new board of aldermen met Monday
evening and for more than three hours
wrestled with tho city business affairs.
President Luck, whoso mother died In
the morning, was absent and Alderman
Mansur presided in his place.
Among the things which took up the
mention of the board was the coming trial
In supremo court of the suit of B. J.
Walker against the city of Burlington.
Martin S. Vilas was present to argue for
considering a settlement In the case. He
took the stand that to try the case In the
tuprcme court would cost more than to
Fcttlo It with the plaintiff. The case has
to do with some proporty owners In the
southern part of the city of whom Walker
la ono who wish to have the city build a
new street. The claim that years ago
when O'Nell, McSweeney & Andrews
bought tho tract of land south of Spruce
street the map was laid out with a street
to be known as O'Nell street and the map
was a matter of record for 19 years. Walk
er, among others, bought lots on tho
land and some of them erected homes
under the assumption that the street
would bo cut through at a certain point.
The street on which they constructed their
homes was used freely for pedestrians and
sometimes for teams. There were no ob
stacles and the street seemed a sure
When the city did put a street through
It was at an entirely different point than
was anticipated and the rear of their
homes was tho part which was on the
street. They now seek to have the city
cut through a street from St. Paul street
to South Winooskl avenue. This would
give them a frontage. It appears that
the Btreet would bo only about 200 feet
long and would oblige tho city to buy
Homo land In addition. The project has
been up before and refused by the street
commissioners. It was then taken to
county court and the proposition was
again thrown down.
Monday night Mr. Vilas's suggestion
that a commission bo appointed to con
sider the matter was strongly opposed by
Alderman AVoodbury, who could not see
any advantage In the city's taking on an
other worthless street to constitute an
expense. Tho matter was left Just whore
JUICE POU CITY LIGHTING PLANT.
The matter of tho contract with tho
Burlington Light & Power Co., which
had been left over from tho preceding
month, was another subject of Impor
tance to bo considered. The contract
expires on April 7 and the subject of a
short or long term contract comes up
at that time. Tho matter was finally dis
posed of when it was voted to have Alder
men Woodbury. Calsse and Dolan, who
have the matter In hand, consult with the
electric light people and report back
to tho board at a special meeting the
facts and best rates which could be
obtained. Alderman Dolan thought that
there should be a meeting of the citizens
regarding the matter of the renewal of the
contract to ascertain their sentiments.
Alderman Calsse said that If there were
such amectlng any proposal to make a
contract with the Power company would
be turned down, regardless of Its merits.
A report from the firo commissioners
was read which asked that the wator
department bo ordered to make some
alterations in tho system which would
give the high pressure, which now sup
plies a part of the hill for fire pur
poses, a wider range of territory. At the
present time there are only about 22
pounds of pressure for Mt. St. Mary's
convent and about tho same for St.
Joseph's school at tho end of North
Prospect street. Other largo buildings
also were endangered and It was pointed
out that the change for the better could
be made economically. A committee was
ordered to Investigate tho advisability.
Tho fire commissioners also asked that
the allowance for uniforms be raised
so that tho maximum would be $35. This
also was ordered Investigated.
Alderman Calsse brought in a motion
to raise the salaries of the mayor and
city attorney to ?l,Z0O. The bill also had
the feature of providing for additional
work and office allowance. The matter
will be referred to the salary committee,
when one is appointed.
TWO WOMEN APPOINTED.
Other business transacted was the con
firming of tho appointment of Miss Mollle
Mower to the library commission and
Mrs. Nellie Flynn to the park commis
sion. Applications from a number for per
mission to operato trucks of capacity
more than that allowed by the ordinance
were read. On account of tho danger to
bridges it was not deemed best to grant
tho permits, and the question as to
whether tho board had power to do so
arose. It was decided that because of the
number of applications which are being
received a date would bo set on which
State Highway Commissioner Bates could
be present at a hearing. The hearing will
probably bo held April 11.
The garden committeo and Super
intendent of Schools Chittenden appeared
before tho board and asked for an ap
propriation to nld in tho work of school
gardens and they received a big surprise
when the amount 1500, which was all that
was askod for, was Increased to ?700, on
motion of Alderman Dolan, and the
motion was carried unanimously. Mr
Chittenden told of tho products of tho
Bchool gardens which were worked under
very adverse conditions last summer, but
which produced, among other vegetables,
..wv ims ui poiaioos, bushels of
tomatoes and 8,000 pounds of squash
There were a few applications for per
mission to put up signs and oil pumps on
the street These were for tho most part
granted, except where there was some
fault in tho manner of making out tho
The principal bills ordered paid were as
Water department, March statement,
$3,007.32; electric light department March
statement, $8,149.05; flro department, March
statement, U7.41;f)ro department, March
payroll, $2,434.41; firo department, March
statement, (call mon), $182.; charity de
partment, March statement, $1,210.39; li
brary department, March statement,
JSC5.C7; police department, March payroll,
f 1,9G7.34; Edward Merchant, labor for
health department, $143; Lyman Coal Co.,
coal for city hall, $273.97; Free Press asso
ciation, printing and binding city reports,
$540.72; Hlckolc Insurance agoncy, pre
mleums, $221.90; stamped envelopes for
city treasurer, $74.80; II. McCale, col
lecting garbage In March, $274.50; F. J,
Ennls, salary and expenses as health offi
cer, $129.13; Standard Coal & Ice com
pany, coal for Memorial hall, $39.73; Froe
Pross association, printing voting lists,
etc, $114.72; electric light for March, U,
788.07. What you can do, what you have done,
what you are doing, what you want to
do, and what Hatury you desire should
,bo related In your classified ad.
BRIGHT EASTER DAY
GLADDENS ALL HEARTS
Great Spring Festival Cele
brated in Warmth and Sun
shine Burlington Goes to
Church, Then Spends After
noon Out of Doors.
Sunday was a typical Easter Sunday
In Burlington. The weather man had fore
told that it would be "probably cloudy"
but the sun came out. So what the
weather man lost In reputation as a
prophet ho more than mado up In
popularity as a good fellow.
The Queen Feast In the church calendar
and the great spring festival for every
body was celebrated In warmth and sun
Bhlne which made people hum tho pprlng
song, put on festal apparel and get out of
doors. Tho severe winter, heatless Mon
days, meatless days, and various other
disagreeable matters were relegated to
the limbo of forgotten things and every
body was glad.
AT THE CHURCHES.
In the morning about everyono went to
church, where the odor of Easter lilies
well nigh smothered the odor of sanctity.
At St. Mary's Cathedral solemn
pontifical mass was celebrated with Im
posing pomp. Resplendent vestments of
whtto shot through with gold and sliver
embroidery, myriads of candles, the
aroma of Inccnso and tho Inspiration of
pulpit oratory-all contributed to lift the
thoughts of worshippers from the sordid
details of life.
At St. Joseph's the feast was im
pressively celebrated with' solemn high
mass at which E. J. Beauprc, the choir
master, led with his masterful baton tho
efficient choir through the tuneful meas
ures of La Hache's Mass.
At both Roman Cathollo churches the
plaintive, Gregorian melodies whose
origin dates back almost to the first
stupendous Eastor day, were rendered
with their historic minor cadences.
At the Protestant churches eloquent
sormons, elaborate music and Eastor lilies
contributed to tho proper celebration
of the great festival which celebrates
the crowning event of tho Christian
religion tho Resurrection.
And so Sunday while the Catholic
church choirs chanted "Rex coelestls,
Rex glorlae; morto surrexlt hodle. Alle
luia," tho choirs In Protestant churches
also raised their stirring Alleluias.
EVERYBODY OUT OF DOORS.
In tho afternoon Mr. Citizen, Mrs.
Citizen and the little Citizens nil went out
of doors. Everybody wanted to go some
where. Some large numbers, In fact
rode on the trolley cars, those who had
auto8 cranked them up and set forth, and
the rest of tho population sought out tho
dry Btreets In tho business section of the
city and Just walked. And It's a debatable
question which of the throe classes got
the most out of tho afternoon.
Appoint Van A. Nye n Chnlrrann
Ward Lister Selected.
Monday morning the city assessors
organized in their offlco in the city hall.
Van A. Nye was elected chairman, with
A. L. Barrows treasurer and H. H. Davis
clerk. Tho ward listers of male citizens
were appointed with the exception of ward
one, ns follows: Ward two, Z. Gravel;
ward three, .Alexander Lavallee; ward
four, Carl Loomls; ward five, H. H. Davis;
ward six, Raymond O. Beaupre.
All women who do not own taxable
real estate and who wish their names on
the grand list must report their personal
property at the offlco of tho assessors
before April 20.
BOYS TO BE TRIED.
Trio Charged vrlth Stealing Egjfa from
It Is expected that city court will be
the scene to-day of the trial of three
alleged highway robbers in the persons
of Mike Alexander of Cherry street, Carl
Douglass of Cedar street and Gordon
Flood of North Bend street. The manner
In which the thieves have been putting
In their work is by stealing from teams
left on the highways, and their specialty
of late has been eggs.
The particular charge on which tho trio
will be arraigned Is for lifting between
five and six dozens of eggs from a farmer
who left his team standing, unwatched,
on Mechanics street. Tho boys were not
in league and when one saw the booty
the other two spied It shortly afterwards
and wanted the first on the sceno to go
shares with them. On his refusal, there
was a tussle, to which eggs are not hard
ened, and in the fracas most of the eggs
The tell-talo marks were so evident
that the police had little difficulty In
obtaining the evidence necessary to the
boys' arrest. They are between ton and
14 years of age.
Arthur Myers, a child who does not
seem to be getting the proper care, also
will be arraigned to-day In Juvenile
POULTRY AND EGGS.
Specialist from Department of Agricul
ture to ITrire Greater Production.
A. L. Smith, poultry extension spe
cialist of the United States department
of agriculture, has reported to the ex
tension service of tho University of
Vermont to co-operate in the poultry
extension work In Vermont during tho
coming spring. Tho object of tho ap
propriation under which Mr. Smith
works Is to stimulate tho production of
poultry nnd eggs along efficient lines.
Mr. Smith Is 37 years of age and has
had 20 years' connection with the poul
try business. Ho Is a son of Henry D.
Smith, a largo grower of poultry at
Hanovor, Mass., with whom ho was as
sociated In tho poultry business for 15
yoani ns partner and manager, Mr.
Smith has also had threo years' experi
ence with the Cyphers Incubator com
pany and for five years traveled In the
Eastern States for the Hall Mammoth
Inoubator company. This latter work
has given him an opportunity to visit
tho largest poultry growers and, with
his earlier experience, fits him admir
ably for his present position.
List of unclaimed letters in the Bur
lington poBtofllco for the week ending
March 23, 1913;
Mrs. E. W. Bradford, M. Flora Cross
man, Mrs. Albert Carr, Faniilo Duckett,
Miss Thelma Deal, Mrs. Henry Dalley,
Alice Gordon, Mrs. H. W. Homing,
MrB. Jeremiah Jones, Ovlla Latlamo,
Mrs. N, W. Lamb, Mrs. A. H. Learned,
Mrs. Mary R. Loogan, Mrs. M. L. Mit
chell, Miss Bornlce Spear, Mrs. Anna
StearnB, Mrs, Bertha Webster.
John Beahan, Gulseppe De Blocee,
Walter Ecclcs, Geo. Garvas, B. J. Oor
man, Jesse Green, James A. Holmes,
O. Houston (2), Joseph James, Charles
Kingsbury, Wm. King, S. Laska, R. F.
Lewis, P. H. McGovcrn, Fred Marvel,
Jim Sim, Geo, H. Wlntren,
ORGANIZES FOR 1918
Mayor Jackson, in Annual Mes
sage, Serves Notice on Any
Who May Have Hoped Other
wise That Liquor Law Will Be
Following tho organization of the board
of aldermen Monday afternoon, when
E. A. Luck was elected president, and
Mayor Jackson read his message, the city
council went Into oxecutlvo session and
elected the city officials. Borne changos
wero made, but not many. Threo mem
bers of the board were elected to aB many
commissions. As a logical sequonco to the
entranco of women Into city politics, Mrs.
J. II, Middlebrook was elected ceme
Every member of tho council was
present at the meeting. Sovon newly
elected aldermen wero sworn In by City
Clerk Corley. These comprised three
aldermen new to tho business in the per
sons of George D. McBrlde, F. A. Deyette
nnd J. P. Ladd; F. J. Dwyer, who lias
been an alderman before but was elected
after an absence of a term or two; and
J. L. Hall, V. A. Bergeron and E. B.
Bessett, who had been re-elected.
E. B. Corley was re-elected city clerk
without any opposition ns was L. C.
Grant to the office of treasurer and
trustee of tho U. S. deposit fund.
Then some changes came In with the
appointment of Thurman W. Dlx to the
office of city engineer. In place of Jesse
H. Sinclair. Mr. Dlx Is on the engineering
faculty of tho Unlvcrlty of Vermont.
Clarence R. Whlto, who formerly held the
office, was elected grand Juror, In place
of Ezra M. Horton, whoso namo was
not brought up. City Attorney H. S.
Peck was elected to succeed himself, as
was Constable J. S. Denning. A new thing
happened in Burlington politics when
Mrs. J. H. Middlebrook was elected a
cemetery commissioner, suoccedlng S. L.
John L. Bergeron was elected street
commissioner for three years In place of
F. E. Burgess, who Is 111 and was not a
E. B. Bissctto, tho alderman, was
elected a water commissioner for three
years to succeed Jules Simays.
F. E. Perkins was elected to succeed
himself as fire commissioner for three
Charles Calsse was elected electric light
commissioner for threo years to succeed
Claude D. Graton, who has left the city.
Edward Lavallee will succeed himself
for three years as police commissioner.
Dr. P. E. McSweeney was again elected
to the board of charities, for three years.
Joseph Frank was again elected to the
board of health, also for three years.
Dennis O'Day and T. W. Dlx are the
fence viewers, Solomon Melow is the
pound keeper, Earl M. Pressey Is In
spector of wires and George B. Little is
custodian of the city scales.
There were three contests. H. S. Peck
was re-elected city nttorney, receiving
eight votes to flvo for T. E. Hopkins;
C. R. Whlto was clocted grand Juror,
receiving seven votes to six for A. J.
Simays; J. L. Bergeron was elected street
commissioner, receiving seven votes to
six for R. L. Patrick.
MAYOR JACKSON'S MESSAGE.
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen:
To-day begins another year In the life
of our city as a municipal corporation.
We who nre charged with administering
the affairs of tho city will be expected
to discharge the duties and responsibili
ties of our several offices faithfully and
well. All this will require some personal
sacrifice on our part; but we have ac
cepted the trust committed to us and bo
must be true to it.
I wish to congratulate tho new mem
bers of this board upon their election and
I note with pleasure tho presence of
former members who have again been
elected to this body and whose experi
ence will go far in assisting us in our
Such matters as shall demand our at
tention should bo given careful and stu
dious consideration and tho new problems
met and BOlved with tho Bole Idea of ben
efiting our people nnd Improving our city.
APPOINTMENTS FOR WOMEN.
Under the law enacted by the Legisla
ture of 1917, women now can vote at tho
annual city meeting held in March.
Many of them qualified nnd voted at tho
recent election. In view of this law and
of this fact I see no reason why somo ap
pointments of women may not properly
be mado to such positions as they are
well qualified to fill, and It Is my purpose
to give this large class of voters recogni
tion. I may suggest in this connection, that
women who have been given these en
larged rights and privileges will see the
propriety of having the law amended bo
that their property qualifications to vote
will be at least equivalent to the grand
list of a person who pays a poll tax:
that Is tho sum of $200.
The number of people who come to our
city for pleasure and to trade, and tho
number of tourists who visit our city
and who do not register at a hotel, Is In
creasing year by year. I think the city
should have a room centrally located and
suitably fitted up for tho convenience of
tho mile portion of such people. Wo havo
a rest room for women, which Is eminent'
ly proper, nnd a room for similar pur
poses, properly designated, might bo Bet
apart for the sole uso of men and boys
who thus visit our city. I shall make a
specific suggestion on this subject to
the board of aldermen at a lator date.
MAIN STREET SHOULD BE IM
PROVED. It seems to mo that Main street, which
Is the chief thoroughfare from tho union
station to tho center of our city, should
this year bo put into proper condition.
Tho curb linos should be straightened and
set back on their original lines and tho
road-bed permanently repaired. The
street should ,also be furnished with
sufficient lights. The entranco to our
city from tho station should bo Inviting
rather than remain a subject of Just
I notlco with plcasuro that tho school
commissioners are considering tho in
troduction Into our schools of somo fea
tures of what Is cnlled physical culture
I am heartily In favor of this action.
The physical examination of tho young
men recently drafted Into tho army shows
tho nbsoluto need of tho school depart
ment giving attention to this matter.
Whilo wo provide for mental and moral
training wo should not forget to provldo
for tho training of tho body, If wo aro
to havo Btrong young men equal In phy
sical form and endurance to our fathers.
Every year the poll taxes of n largo
number of persons havo beon nbatcd. Of
this number there woro: Persons under
21 years of ago whose" lists were taken,
25; duplicates, 121; non-residents, 178;
those not known and who could not bo
It will be noticed that tho number of
non-residents and unknown persons and
tho number of dupllcato lints, aro, In
each case, bo largo as to call for some
Investigation and the application of some
Tho custom has been for tho assessors
to appoint young men who are not well
acoualnted with the Inhabitants of the
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city to bo around from houso to house
and take tho names of supposed residents
and make note of personal property, and
dogs If any are found.
Such boys are not competent for this
service. I have asked the assessors this
year to appoint competent men In each
ward to do this work in their respective
wards: men who havo been lone-time
residents In the wards, and who are well
Wo should bo careful not to havo the
grand list Increased by a large amount
of poll taxes which aro not collectible.
DEPARTMENTS SHOULD KEEP
There Is a growing tendency In some
departments to overreach the authority
given them In the charter and ordinances.
It Is true that the charter confors gen
eral authority, and concerning many
matters specific authority upon the com
missioners In tho care and management
of the work of their several departments,
but this authority Is chiefly administra
tive In its character. Tho city council
havo sole authority to Inaugurato new
business, nnd to make any radical change
In administration that does not come
within tho sphere of tho ordinary care
and management of each department.
It is not conceivable that tho charter
in creating different boards of commis
sioners has Invested them with full pow
er to conduct their business restricted
only to the amount of tho appropriation.
In tho earlier days the affairs of tho
city except those relating to public
schools were conducted by commltteos
from the board of aldermen and their
acts were in a measure subject to tho
approval of tho mayor.
In recent years, until last year, com
missioners wholly outside tho executive
and legislative branches of the govern
ment have done this work, and It has
come about that the city council have
become too much a mero clerical body In
respect to the ordinary business of the
city. This is not duo to any lack of In
terest In tho members of the council, but
to the fact that the commissioners have
got into the habit of acting upon their
own Initiative, and in some instances in
disregard of tho charter or tho ordinan
ces. This should not be so.
I approve the amendment to the char
ter whtlch permits the aldermen to ap
point one of their members a member of
somo of the commissions.
I think the aldermen should require
tho chairman, at least, of every commis
sion to nttend the regular meetings of
the board; make statements In writing
of tho. business done tho month previous
and make requests for such additional
authority, not given by the charter or
tho ordinance, as they may wish to have.
Tho mayor and aldermen aro elected by
tho people and are directly responsible to
Commissioners aro appointed by the
city council, and both by tho spirit and
tho letter of tho charter nnd ordinances
aro directly rcsponslblo to tho council.
Theso observations aro publicly made
In tho hope and with tho expectation that
all of iia officers and officials of tho city
government will this year be able to
render mora efficient service.
CHARTER NEEDS AMENDING.
The city charter is tho organic act of
our municipal government. If tho pub
llo statutes require amendments and al
terations every two years It la not diffi
cult to eee that our charter may occa
sionally need some amendments nnd al
terations. Some desirable amendments were mnde
at the last session of tho Legislature. It
cannot have failed to escape our attention
from the criticisms and suBgestions of
tho city attorney, as well as from our
own experience, that further amend
ments aro needed. To my mind certain
specific powers should bo added to those
enumerated In section 48.
Whether tho charter should be rewrit
ten entirely or only such parts of It as
seems to need changes Is a matter for
The ordinances nre also subject to tho
same criticisms and suggestions. It Is
clear to mo that torao of them should bo
practically rewritten, I shall at a lator
dato address your honorable board In
detail about theso matters. I content
mysolf now In calling your attention to
them In a general way.
LIQUOR LAW TO BE ENFORCED.
Wo do not need to bo reminded that
public opinion Is Intolerant of any fnlluro
on the part of those of us who aro
charged with tho execution of tho laws
and ordinances as written. I shall per
sonally see to it that tho pollco perform
tho duties Imposed by law upon them,
without fear or favoritism. I can as
sure the cltlsens there will be no failure
on my I''t to ,,ave tn,s understood bo
yond the possibility of a doubt, especially
regarding tho enforcement of the prohlb
I shall from time to time bring mat
tors before you which will require your
careful attention, and shall rocommend
to you such action as I think should bo
'""closing, I hardly need say that I
shall be ready to co-opcrato with you In
avarv 'aaA work
Kept for One Year on the Product of
l otai cost tor fceed of Less than 92.00
(r harritv hnllnvnhln. Ifnonlnn .,...
- Hwawa vvpiUIC OUT 13 U
cows for n whole year on the product of
one acre goes a long way in reducing the
cost of milk. On one acre of land in the
State of Michigan, Ron' Eureka Ensilage
Corn produced in one year, 70 tons and 800
lbs. of the best quality of sweet ensilage.
Fionirinrr af tho rata nf tin IKo nM tu.
would be sufficient to feed seven cows for one year
with enough left over for 261 feeds. That acre won
our 50.00ln gold for the heaviest yield.
Every bag of Rom Eureka Corn bears cur trade
mark : a man holding a stalk of corn. Don't buy seed
corn of any dealer simply because he calls it Eureka
corn. There are several varieties that are belus sold
the name of Eureka which are not Ron'
uieieiuio um uie geuuiuu prwiuci
Ross' Eureka Corn
B?nMFEPOklCY T9r TPE FARMER. It grows where
other kinds fall, and the yield Is tremendous. We have been told by our customers
that some stalks have measured as high as 22 feet. The average Is 14 to 17 feet.
. IF YOU WANT CORN FOR GRAIN
(and you should never try to grow
forage and grain in the tame field).
plant the Sheffield Dint Corn, Intro
duced by us In 1911 under tbe name
' This corn won the first prize for
heaviest yield per acre at the first New
England Show held in Worcester, in
imp. The yield won 123.8 bushel, of
Cliu nrvenrn frnm nit. i ht-o nf linH
This Is a safe variety to plant where
early frosts are expectedTorln local
lUei where the season la abort
In order to encourage the pro
duction of more and better corn for
ROSS BROTHERS COMPANY
Wo may, and probably will, differ in
some respects, but I am sure we shall
all try to find some common ground.
I think wo may take at least averago
pride In the work accomplished last year.
To do better this year will require us to
make some additional sacrifice, but this
is our duty, and no doubt, will bo re
garded as our privilege.
TUB I-ATK W. II. LANG.
The Free Press Is in receipt of a copy
of the Raymond, Wash., Herald, con
taining an account of the death of Wil
liam H. Lang, formerly of Burlington,
whose death from arteriosclerosis at a
hospital March 15 already has been re
ported. The Herald says In tho course
of Its notice:
"Although Mr. Lang had been a great)
sunerer ior several years from the
effects of a broken ankle from which
he had bener fully recovered, he was
otherwise in good health until January
of this year when ho began to fall and
he had been confined to his bed at tho
hospital for the last month. Ho practi
cally retired from the actlvo pursuit of
his profession some years ago, but upon
tho entrance of the United States Into
tho war, buoyed up by boundless en
thusiasm and patriotic fervor, he re
sponded to tho call of his old associates.
He was ah Indefatigable worker and, in
Bplto of his 70 years and the constant
pain In his Injured nnklo. ho worked early
and late upon the design and development
of labor-saving machines Intended to ex
pedite the building of wooden ships for
the United States government. Some of
these machines are now In successful
operation, but his falling strength pre
vented him from fully developing others
from which great benefits wero expected.
"Mr. Lang built the pumping apparatus
for tho water works of many cities In
tho eastern States, his Ingenuity con
tributing largely to tho development of
modern hydraulic machinery. Ho also
Invented many Improvements In machin
ery of various other types. He built for
tho United States government what were
without doubt tho first dynamite Bhells
ever fired from an ordinary cannon.
Theso wero Invented by Benjamin Stev
ens and were tested at Sandy Hook. The
first hydro-electric plant successfully
operated In this country was built by
Mr. Lang at Plattsburgh, N. Y., where
the same turbines and other equipment
(excopt the electrlo generators) are still
"During the funeral services tho 500
men In tho shipyards at Raymond
stopped work for flvo minutes as a token
of respect to his memory."
RESTRICTIONS ON MAIL.
Condition Under Which Parcel Can
He Sent to American Force.
Postmaster James E. Burke has re
ceived from the postoffice department an
nouncement of tho new restrictions on
mall to American troops In Europe. The
ordor and new regulations follow:
RESTRICTIONS ON MAILING OF
PARCELS TO AMERICAN EXPEDI
Offlco of the Postmaster-General,
Washington, March 28, 1318.
Order No. 122).
On and after April 1, 1918, parcels for
members and Individuals connected with
the American expeditionary forces In
Europo shall not bo accepted for mailing
or dispatched unless they contain Buch
articles only ns are being sent at the
written request of tho addressee, approved
by his regimental or higher commander
or an executive officer of the organization
with which he Is connected.
A. S. BURLESON,
Office of Third Assistant Postmaster
General, Washington. March 28, 1918.
Postmasters and postal employes are
Instructed to glvo wldo publicity to tho
foregoing Ordor No, 1259, prohibiting tho
acceptance for mailing to members of
tho American expeditionary forces In
Europe of parcels containing articles
other than those which are being sent
at the written request of the addressee,
approved by his regimental or higher
commander or an executive officer of tho
organization with which he Is connected.
Postmnstors must Eocure tho assurance
of tho sender In each caso that all tho
articles contained In tho parcel aro sent
nt tho addressee's approved written re
quest, and that such request Is Inclosed
In the parcel, by requiring tho sender to
plnco on tho wrapper of the parcel under
his name and nddrcss the following In
dorsement: "This parcel contains only articles sent
nt approved request of addressee, which
"In future, shipments of any articles
to members of tho American expedition
ary forces abroad will be limited to those
articles which havo been requested by the
Individual to whom same aro to be ship
ped, such request having been approved
by his regimental or higher commander,
Parcel-post shipments will be accepted
by tho postoffico authorities and other
shlpmonts by express of freight com
suuila nnlv unon nrouaUilJan, a Om
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record can ba broken,
a4 for that t eaioa wo
offer tlOaOOto fold to
tho flrrt perion break
lof thli record, uilaf
Ron' Eurm Emm
holds the above record. Wo have adopted the distinctive
trade mark for your protection.
If you plant cheap corn you must expect to reap
accordingly. We have been selling our corn for nearly
30 years, and we know before we ship that it will grow
Jf5ivi!nAfalJichance; Some of our customers lava
said that it will grow if planted in a mud puddle I Our
, . seeu ior laio win germinate as near 100 as possible.
This is the year you want to look out for Western
ucui vtuiBuus. ui unci a i epui i mm me extreme COlu
weather in December has practically ruined the entire
crop for seed purposes and that only 30 to 60 will
germinate. You cannot afford to take chances with
that kind of seed. Our Eureka Corn is well matured,
and is sure to produce a bumper crop. Eureka Corn
will cost you no more than inferior kinds. Why take
ftu.rrAil,?.S.'e.ttaDi,ur,e,TiwK OFFER THI8 YEAR 123.00 AS
THE FIRST 'PRIZE. $10.00 AS THE SECOND PRIZE, and IS 00 AS
THE THIRD PRIZE, for the best trace of 26 ears of Sheffield
Corn. Further particulars In regard to It will be found la our
Thcse-RoM Eureka Corn and Sheffield flint Corn-are only
two of our specialties. We handle a complete line of Farm Seeds,
sucb as Oats, Rye, Darley. Wheat. Buckwheat, Cow Peas. Vetch.
Soy Beans. Field Fcas. Essex Rape, and all varieties of Field and
Ensilage Corn, also Grass Seeds and Worcester Timothy 99.60
pure. Wo can furnish Alfalfa, both Orlm and Northwestern
brown. Sudan Grass and other forage crops.
Our 120 page catalogue will be mailed free If you mention this
paper. Seventy -two pages of this book are devoted to descriptions
S.niR.rlces o' seeds, and tho balance to Agricultural Implement.
Fertilizers, etc Send postal today. Address
27 Front Street, Worcester, Mass.
above approved request In each Individ
The postoffice department believes thnt
this action is prompted by military
necessity nnd that tho public will cheer
fully acquiesce In It. Postmasters are
hereby Instructed to enforco it rigidly.
A. M. DOCKERY,
Third Assistant Postmaster-General.
FROM DUGOUT TO FARM.
Copy of Free Preaa IlrlnRa Sergeant
Joncsi to Colcheatcr.
A copy of tho Free Press, read In a
dugout on tho western front where he
had been for two years, has brought
Sergeant T. Jones to Burlington to pur
chase a farm and scttlo here. The ad
vertisement was that of Ellsworth & Cor
ktns and tho farm which attracted Ser
geant Jones's attention Is ono of tho
largest farms In Colchester. Tho ser
geant stated yesterday that tho only ob
ject ho had In coming hero was the pur
chase of a farm and whilo at the front
he made up his mind that he would set.
tie In peaceful Vermont If he ever got
out of tho war.
With Sergeant Jones comes a man with
a military record equalled by few. Ho
Is now 53 years of age, and rheumatism
and other ailments due to exposure have
made him desire to leavo tho service. He
was Invalided across because of theso
disabilities after a servico of 27 months
at the front.
In his room Is a picture of him taken
in 1885, when he first entered the army
and was sent on somo campaigns in In
dia. Afterwards he was shipped to Africa
and was thero through the Boer war.
There Is, In fact, hardly a country In
tho world In which Jones has not served,
and tho strange part of it all Is that ho
was not a peace soldier but was In the
spot whero there was tho most trouble.
In his 32 years of service he has not re
ceived a wound, the only ailments which
ho has suffered being those which havo
caused his being Invalided home.
In speaking of tho differences in wars,
Sergeant Jones thought his worst ex
periences wero in India and in Africa.
In the latter place thero was lack of
food and the climate hit tho men hard.
Thero wero also somo pretty stiff hard
ships in India, and during one Egyptian
campaign tho weather wasn't very pleas
ant. Of courso when It comes to loss of
life nnd suffering from tho Jar of the tre
mendous cannonading, this war far sur
passes any he ever dreamed of.
Although the allllcs havo lost many
men, In tho opinion of Sergeant Jones
the Germnns' loss has been many times
greater. When ho was on the front the
Annual Convention of OurllUKton I.odgp,
No. 100 A. F. und A. .11.
Burlington Lodge, No. 100, A. F. & A. M.,
held Its annual communication at the
Masonic Templo Tuesday. Tho reports
of the secretary and treasurer showed the
lodge to be In excellent condition. The fol
lowing officers were elected for the year
E. W. Crannoll, worshipful master; C. H.
Harrington, senior warden; S. A. Rand,
Junior warden; II. H. Ross, treasurer; L.
J. Paige, secretary; F. B. Jenks,, sonlor
deacon; F. W. Perry, Junior deacon;
Richard Francis, senior steward; J. C.
Molntyre, Junior steward; C. J. Staples,
chaplain; W, P. AValber, organist; Wil
liam Stcol, tyler.
Mr. Paige was elected secretary for the
20th consecutive year. Tho officers wero
Installed by Past Master E. G. Evans. By
a unanimous vote the lodgo voted to In
vested tho sum of J1.000 In bonds of the
third Liberty Loan.
19 FOR CAMP DEVENS.
Chittenden County'a Flmt luotn In
Nrcond Draft Departs,
Nineteen registrants from Chittenden
county left Burlington Tuesday morning
for Camp Dcvcns, Ayer, Mass., ns tho
first quota of tho second draft call. The
two alternates named wero used In place
of Harmle F. Devlno of Essex Junction
and Krt ward Parlzo of Winooskl, who
wero oxcusod by Chairman C. J. Russell
for good reasons. Each man was given
a sweater, comfort kit and a pair of
knitted socks from tho Burlington branch
of the Red Cross. Lieutenant llobart J.
Shanley, Jr., a former Burlington boy,
stationed at Camp Dovens, was In charge
of the squad, having come from the can
tonment for that purpose.
The list of registrants who left fol
lows: Thomas Phillips, Burlington.
Horace L, Johonott, Burlington,
Jack B. Booker, Burlington.
Ernest Thomas Parlzo, Winooskl.
Philip Peter Ritchie, Burlington.
Jedlan V. Parrow, Winooskl.
Georgo W. May, Bolton,
John Abseil Alta, Winooskl,
Harold L, Parks, Burlington,
Edward M, Riloy, Burlington.
Lionol Willard Merrill, Wllllston,
AjUIoc Ihonum JTortla, Uurllnirtnn.
One Acre at the
Harry Alport, Burlington.
Walter John Sheridan. Burlington.
Carlton C. Delano, Burlington.
Albert Leboeuf, Charlotte.
Arthur Lewis Daniels, Burlington.
Fred O. Hayes, Burlington.
Frank E. Gregory, Waterbury.
SEEKS A DIVORCE.
Mr. Mary (Stevens) Thompson Charge
Hnabnnd with Varlona Offence.
A bill for divorce with separate support
for herself and four minor children was
field In Chittenden county court Tues
day morning by Attorney Theodore E.
Hopkins of Colchester in behalf of his
client, Mrs. Mary E. (Stevens) Thompson
against Frank E. Thompson of Colches
ter. The bill sets out that the respond
ent is alleged to have treated the plain
tiff with Intolerable severity, neglect to
provide sufficient support and did desert
his wife and children. The couple was
married at Winooskl September 19, 1888,
and have lived on the 150-acre farm known
as the Vilas lot at Colchester up to
October 10, 1916. Judgo Stanley C. Wil
son has granted a temporary Injunction
restraining Mr. Thompson from dispos
ing of his farm, Insurance policy and
other negotiable papers. Tho case will
come up In the September term of county
A NORMAL MONTH.
Mnrch Temperature nnd Preclpltatloi
Just What Might Be Expected.
Meteorologist J. K. Hooper, In chaigo oi
the local station of the United States
weather bureau, reports a mean tempera
ture for March of 27.8 degrees, the nor
mal for the month being 27.3 degrees. The
highest was GO degrees, on the 31st, and
the lowest was five degrees below zero,
on the 11th, making a range' of 65 degrees
during tho month. The greatest dally
range was 35 degrees, on the ICth, apd the
least daily tange was five degrees, on the
5th. The precipitation (rain and melted
snow) amounted to 1.S6 Inches, the normal
for the month being 1.83 Inches. The pre
vailing wind was from tha north, the total
movement 8,744 miles, the average hourly
velocity 11.8 miles, and the maximum
velocity 39 miles per hour, from the north
west on the 13th. The month was made
up of seven clear, ten partly cloudy and
14 cloudy days. Precipitation In quantity
sufficient to measure occurred on 11 days
and the total amount Included 21.6 Inches
of snow, none of which remained at the
close of the month. Auroras wero noted
on the 3rd, 7th, Sth and 15th, solar halos
on the 4th, 9th, 11th, 13th and 18th, sleet
on the 14th and a thunderstorm on the
"HEARD ON THE STREET."
(By a Whlto River Junction Landmark
That tho women gardeners will work a
lot better If the colors of the hoo handle
match their garden suits.
That soon another cheerful sign of
spring will be the raucous horn of the
motorist bidding you Jump for your life.
That It Is hard to see why thero should
bo this awful scarcity of leather when
you note that tho meat markets always
have plenty of beefsteak.
That somehow when that little army
of "Sammies" makes a trench raid the
Germans havo pressing business requir
ing Immediate attention In the rear.
That tho fact that the girls can stand
the hard work of gardening does not
provo that they can put up with the
horrid looking clothes they hnve to wear.
That the people who complain about
taking trains oft the railroads might llko
It better over In Europe whero passenger
service Is wholly suspended a good deal
of tho time.
Thnt It Is too bad thesa people who are
holding up tho shipyard work can't have
the experience of swimming in cold wa
tor all day after being torpedoed by a
That tho peoplo who say the newspa
pers can't keep a secret would probably
have passed the news of Secretary Bak
er's going to France to all their friends
If they had known it.
That tho fact that a man denounces
tho millionaires for their callous Indif
ference to the war does not provo that
you can get him to walk up to the post
office and buy a War Savings Stamp.
That someone wants to know what will
becomo of tho slackers who are taking
tho Boldlers Jobs? Well, probably after
the war you might find them parading the
streets In a procession of the unemployed.
(From the Detroit Free Press)
- Every mnn has his raii -Al near
ly ovory man has a wife to remind
him what they nre from time to time.
When you pay a woman a compli
ment tho receipt you get is a smile.
When poverty comes In at the door,
advlco Jumps in through ovory win
dow. What tuno nro tho painters and
jjanerkauKor whlstllnjr this sprlnsjT,,