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VOL.'VIIC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXV.
BURLINGTON, VERMONT, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 27, 1919.
10 READING il
TntrMin A rlifiitirtnr ill Qlltlflf O
Amended to Provide $5,000
Annually for Medical Depart
ment Students Only
OLEO HILL REJECTED
iiiiimvnit CnnilihiliiR Itiitlntitl mill
Imlsor Institution"! mid Ilulldlii
Reformatory for Women
Montpeller, Feb. 2C Ono of ttio most
nythy debates hold In the Semite this
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rovldlng freo scholarships nt the Unl-
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ILIl'IIUl mill llli:illl..Vl Ul'imi Ulll'lllS
ilium., utokiiuiiuiiai .v tin ii;iwi ii-u mi-
luis ior a minority 01 me ronimuiee.
he majority report recommended that
ie Mill IJU ttlllulliluu 111 mull mu in u"jftcii
reduce the amount to bo expended from
iS to J5.000 iiniiunllv.
After spending the Inst 43 minutes of
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I'm illl 1 UJL'tlflli II1C ,'l.llillt; llllt.l.j -v,,w
le bill lo a third reading as amended
the committee, by a vote of 19 to 7.
When the bill canfe up in the Senate
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Senator Daniels In speaking favorably
1 applications for scholarships at the
nlverstty of crmunt and vj ior .Miutue-
rv I n prp I nn ninniii'i" ill I'riiiiiiu
udents at Hie X nlversity of Vermont
520 and at Mlddlebury 140.
VILAS DEI' ENDS ORMINAL HILT.
Senator Vil.is, who Introduced the bill,
iKiii.ii ijiu.wMiit' in ,i ...i-jn in M iu nuvfi-ii
i which he maintained that the young
education, that the scholarships at
io University of Vermont were not now
llllclent in either the academic or mcdl-
iii'mi ri iiii'lii nnii in:n in,' 2 'ipri 1 rsi
on to the aiiionn' which Mlddlebury
ollego Is receiving for M-hnlnrshipr.
Senator Vilas again spoke when the
.hum w.ii 1 Kpn mi iiithiii ill inn .'iimr.
11111 iii.iiiii.iiin ni 1111711 u.' inn n 111 inn
tnte, and sairt that he did not think
it-no siiuuiii 110 reuiiuneu 111 ine appro
bation made by the State He thought
iht. 111c sum nppropriateii ought to be
eii 111 uoui inn iic.'inemie nnri mm nni
hi ill 1111' 11 1 ii 1 1 1 11 1 1 iintirim.nt jintin
.Ittee amendments were rejected, chnng-
g tne approiination rrom $12,000 to
.''00, the money to be used for scholar
llps In both departments.
BALLOT,' OPPOSES INCREASE
Senator Rallou was opposed to any In
case In the State's appropriation for
ic university, but thought that more of
ie money already appropriated ought to
used for scholarships for needy
udents, rather than having so much of
used for the cnllegu Itself. Senator
nils ev ontiosed this ilea for tlin .
in that It was an expensive proposition
run a medical college, and they needed
SPEAKS FOR MIDDLEBURY
Senator I.aFleur then tried to attach
"rtiler" to the bill, to appropriate the.
im of $4,800 for CO extra scholarships fo
Iddlobury ( 'o etc, In a lone illnmin-sr.
ie senator from Addison played con
antlv-urmil the. term "fnlr ulnv" ,,,.,l
out Into the old aigumont that the Uni
ty of Vermont Is not a State Institution
I. 1 iihi 11 111 1. milium 11m pifn rn 01.1
lllcli the other colleges of ttio State, do
)t receive. He. warned against any dls-
After Senator Klngsley had declared
iat the committee on educational lnstl-
itloii was not playing favorites, and the
aFlcur amendment had been vigorously
lias, who maintained that the senator
om Addison had missed the mark In his
ntnmnnts. Ills amendment wnn retortnH
Senator Vilas came forward with an
her nmennmpnr. nronnn nrr lo nvtonrl
well as tho medical department, but
us amendment was aiso rejccieu. Jj to 11
lias and Klngsley.
Senator LaFleur called for tho yeas and
Mr. Walker of Springfield this morning
rntniivn liki lui'vib hut t uiiiiiiiiii.-L:n
penal Institutions for tho Senate and
ouse. the result of a visit to both tho
ouse of correction nt Itutland and the
Ith ono Institution at Windsor, which
ould necessitate the building of a won.
in ciuinmiuij v iiiuiiui . .1. m iihi
inugnt nesi iu carry inn iihh plan ai
LC. iiuici''Ii v.iii nm in rrnu iiii.. .
Infv In rec-iird to tbe number of inmates
Is recommended that the Hoard o
ontrol bo given uuihorlty to dlsposo n
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.frill LUIDUIIUI.llll ..' w,-"v
pproprlated by the Legislature of 1917 for
woman s reformatory at Windsor l
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ronriated for needed repairs.
On motion of Mr. Walker, tho report
as oriiereu ui nu .inn u i'uhk" hi h
ouse journal for to-morrow.
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In lino with tlnjso recommendations,
im i.nin. K. 70 and S. 77. were roporte
tho Senate this morning by tho com
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11.110riZf HI" nil i-wiwi '.I linn" "inn
Ulons, with tho approval of tho boar
control, to dispose of tho propert
the State used by tho House, nf Cor
,.iln,. nf Tfiillnrulf thii ritlier hill re
pproprlntes tho sum of ?2r.,000 for th
oction 01 a rcn'nimiui.Y " winnuii
Windsor, and mukes an added ap
CHAOS IN EUROPE
UNLESS U. S. ENTERS
LEAGUE OF NATIONS
S9 President Wilson
House Dinner Declares That If America Is
Not a Member, League Will Fall and Turmoil
Beyond Description Will Result Across the
Seas Republican Members Opposing
League's Constitution Are Not Changed in
Their Opinions Senators Lodge and Knox,
Both at the Dinner, Take Very Little Part in
the Discussion and fllake No Comment Afterward.
Washington, Feb. 20. President Wilson
told members of tho congressional for
eign relations committees to-night lhat
unless the United States entered the
league of nations the league would fall
and chaos and turmoil heyond descrip
tion would result iu Europe. Views of
republican members opposing tho league
constitution as reported to the peace
"onference apparently were not changed
by the conerenco. This opinion was ex
pressed by both democratic and republi
Discussion of tho constitution as pre
sented to the peace conference was said
to have been quite general and the
Prosldent was questioned closely, espe
cially bj- Senator lirandegeo of Con
necticut. llepublican Leader Lodge and Senator
Knox of Pennsylvania, former secretary
of state, took very little part.
The President, after making an open
ing explanatory statement, answered all
questions freely and specifically em
phasized that his guests were free to
discuss the conference and ajl Its In- i
formation with newspaper men or
One question on which much time was
pent was whether a nation once In the
eague could withdraw, raised by Scna-
Brandcgee. Tho President was said
o have held that any country could
Ithdraw, but Senator Brandegee con-
ended this would be Impossible under
the constitution as now drafted.
President Wilson denied the league
lan would Interfere with tho Monroe
Doctrine, declaring tho doctrlno would
c gunrante(d by all the member powers
n the world society.
The President was said to have held
that the mandatories in the constitution
were not compulsory, but required the
consent of tho nations to which tho
mandatory was assigned. Senators said
e expressed the opinion that the Unl-
ed Stales would desire to become a man-
atory for Armenia.
On the question of American sov-
relgnty, tho President was said to
live taken tho position that recession
f American sovereignty was not a
ew precedent, being nn incident of
Chairman Hitchcock of tho Senate
proprlation of $25,000 for repairs at tho
DEEM BILL ADVANCED
After much discussion and an at-
empted amendment, 11. GO, changing
ho date of the open season for deer, j
uid permitting tho killing of does, wa
ordered to a third reading In tho Sen-
ute this morning. Senators Vilas and
Howland opposed tho bill and Interro
gated the committee. Senators Bil
lings, Hondee, ltoot and McKllllp de
fended tho measure. Senator Vilas
moved to nmend by striking out the
provision allowing tne Killing 01 aoes.
Senator Amoy opposed tho amendment,
while Senator Howland favored It. Tho
imendment was defeated, 19 to 9.
"OLEO" BILL REJECTED
Debato in tho House this morning
centered on II. 107, the "oleo" bill, re
pealing tax on oleomargarine In th
State. The bill was reported ndverscly
on Friday, nnd tho friends of the meas
ure succeeded In making It a special
order for thlB morning. After more
than a half hour's discussion, the bill
was rejected by a rising vote of 172
Mr. Whoelor of Hartford opened the
debato on tho hill, upholding tho re
port of tho committee and opposing tho
bill. He thought that tho State's rev
enue should ho kept up.
Mr. Austin of Watervllle maintained
that the law Is unjust, working a hard
ship upon small dealers who cannot afford
to pay tho State tax out of their, small
sales for tho year. He thought It would
bo fairer to put on a tax by tho pound
Instead of a lump sum for all dealers.
Mr. Austin of Hlghgate said that ho
had not heard nny good reason why the
bill should he rejected. Ho thought It
was unjust to discriminate against
oleo" as a commodity, when thero was
no tax on other such commodities. Ho
said that tho Legislature Is hero to rep
resent the Interests of tho people and
that the lifting of thn tax on "oleo"
would mean tho reduction of tho price
to the consumer.
Mr. Connal of Newport defended tho
committee report at some length, Hp
declared that Vermont needs this extra
revenue and that taking off tho tax on
"oleo" would not reduce the price to tho
consumer, ns had been claimed, for "oleo"
Is now selling in New Hampshire, whero
thero is no tax, at practically tho same
price us It sellH In Vermont. Ho "main
tained that, although the farmers uso
"oleo" to soiiui extent, they do not want
tho tax repealed and are not iiHklng for
it, Ho claimed that the sale of "oleo"
In an Injury to the tale of butter and
Mr, Austin of 1 lichgate maintained
that the manufacture and salo of
"oleo" does not affect tho snlo of butter
and milk. Mr. Belknap of Ilocklnghnm
said the - gist of tho matter was tho
revenue of $10,000, which the Stato re-
ceivus. ue saui mat inn consumer wouiu , jg. This Is S. 30, to provldo a meth
nover receive tho benefit If tho tax wcrejod of voting nt any general, special or
lifted, and he thought that the bill should
be rejected, Mr, Sleopor of Strafford
raid that anything which would cheapen
thu price of "oleo" would Injuro tho
Committees at White
committee said tho President held that i 'CKismtion lie disposed of at this ses
decisions of tho league's executive , slon- " tho Senate lloor and In private
council on disarmament would not bo ; conversations democrats and republicans
binding, until specifically approved by ' charged each other with responsibility
each signatory nation, and that con- for delay In action on Important meas
sequontly the American Congress would ' ures.
have tho opportunity to paBs on tho ' President Wilson had planned to go to
apportionment of armament for every ' the cnpltol this afternoon to confer with
nation concerned. Tho President said democratic leaders In an effort to acceler
thls action had been misconstrued. , ate tho work of Congress, but a prolonged
Concerning tho clause giving tho meeting of "his war cabinet" prevented,
right to the league to consider acts Ho probably will carry out this program
threatening world peace, President to-morrow before marching at the head
Wilson said tho clause was lndefl-I of tho parade In honor'of District Colum
nlte and would bo made more clear bla troops.
by writing In a safeguard which would i
require that every recommendation by
the council should be unanimous.
It nlso was said that tho President
Informed the senators and representa
tives that the disarmament provision
would not Intcrfero with tho military
training ot men, nut tnat it wns cvi-'0f
dent tnat a trained body of men would
not be a danger to world peace If their;
.... .lummco neic i-,n, u.u.
Mr. Wilson said the provision for en
forcing the determination of the council
in case It was disobeyed by any nation
would apply ln only one case, and that
was where tho party against whom a
decision was rendered had property. In
cluding territory, ln its possession which
It would not surrender.
In conceding that some sovereignty
must bo surrendered by membership in
the league the President declared It was
Inconceivable there could be any concert
of action by nations to eliminate war and
protect the weak unless each nation was
willing to give up some thing.
Denying the league meant usurpation
of the powers of Congress to declare war,
the President said the league merely was
a promise by tho treaty making power
that Its congress would do all ln Its
power to carry out tho agreement a situa
tion which prevailed ln many present
The President was said to have stated
that It was necessary- that the United
States stand to the support of the
Czecho-Slovaks, tho Jugo-Slavs, Poland
and other weak and struggling peoples
made free as the result of tho great
Senator Lodge refused to sec news
papermen or make any statement after
sale of butter, nnd he opposed tho bill.
Mr. Connal, speaking for tho second
time, maintained that cvpry pound of
"oleo" sold displaces a pound of butter
and that in this way tho butter Industry
of tho State is being damaged. He com
pared butter with "oleo" as a food pro
duct, to be disadvantage of the latter.
Mr. Howard of Fairfax, who introduced
the bill, spoke In Its favor, saying that
he thought the present tax was not fair
to the small dealer. Mr. Dyer of Salis
bury spoko from tho standpoint of a
merchant, and maintained that the profit
on "oleo," was very poor, with tho ac
company tax, hut the farmers Insisted
that a merchant keep "oleo," or they
would go elsewhere to trade, for they
used It much as a substitute for butter.
Ho thought that the tax ought to bo
lowered, as no other State In tho Union,
with the exception of Pennsylvania now
cnrrlcs a tax on this product, and Its
tax Is lower than ourB. Mr. Dyer asked
If it was thought that Vermont could
control tho butter and "oleo" situation.
Mr. Luce of Pomfret opposed tho bill,
and Mr. Hills of Chittenden moved that
debate cease, which was voted.
On motion of Senator Daniels, H, 1C9,
providing assistance for tho nttorney
gonoral ln certain Cases, was withdrawn
from the calendar with tho unanimous
consent of tho Senate, ln order that tho
bill might be considered Jointly by the
committee on Judiciary and Stato and
The Senate passed S. 74 changing
tho dates on which certain elections
shall bo held. Tho following bills
wore passed In concurrence: H. 42, re
latlng to transportation and board ofi.V ' ' ... k,.,' i ,'
......iu,. ii mo i.n. . , ,, , 1 Dewey; commltteo on historic, memor-
puplls; H. 122, relating to legalizing . . w- Crockett. Byron N
defective or Invalid abstracts; H. 129.. i"1', Wn,.t c ii.rd T The ,
.,, . ,. . - iCIark and H. S. Howard, l no Hoard of
I!n.5 l.nB0 f "nme ' il managers wll be made m of H. M.
S. 29, providing freo tuition at tho
University of Vermont for students In
tho .academic department, was rejoctcd.
The Houso refused a third reading
to H. 213 establishing the Vermont
State Police and defining Its powors
and duties. Mr. Witters of St, Johns
bury opposed tho measure.
PASSED BY THE HOUSE
ii. -d.. ifi.iuo io tno registration
nun mi, mini in uiiiiiir vonicies owned
by non-residents residing within 15
miles of tho boundaries of this State.
H. 234, to nimble Swanton vlllago to
alter Its hounds,
H. 235, relating to tho churter of thn
city of Barro.
H 237, relating to the supervision
of Insurance rating organizations.
H. 23S, relating to visitation of Stato
Institutions nnd to provldo for the pur
chase of HiipplleB for tho Soldiers
imo inn ot lmnortnnre went to a
third rending In the Houso this mom
primary election by legal voters of the
Stato ,who are In actual military or
(Continued ou pnuo four)
Administration Leaders, How
ever, Are Extremely Doubtful
of- Enactment of AH Appro
TENSION AT CAPITOL
MeiiiliCT of Opposition AeciiMiiK Ono
Another of Dclnjlng Action nn Im
portant Mrnsnres An Attempt to
Washington, Feb. Ki. Although marked
progress In disposing of legislation was
made to-day by Congress after announce
ment that President Wilson would not
call an xtra session until afer hla re
turn from Europe," administration lead--era
to-night still were extremely doubt
ful that all the neee.ssnry appropriation
bills could be enacted before adjourn
ment next Tuesday.
There was considerable tension over
the legislative situation at tho Capitol
after It became known that the Presi
dent was Insistent that all necessary
Democratic Leader Martin to-dav urged
greater speed upon commltteo chairman.
He asked democratic senators to defer
prolonged speeches and requested Senator
Owen of Oklahoma and Senator Hitch
cock of Nebraska to abandon proposed
speeches on the constitution of tho League
Senator Owen spoko late In
ln tho Kp(.ednK up to-day. the Senate
.... conim ttee ronorted nut thn S72t mn-
000 naval appropriation bill with Its au
thorization for a new three year building
progrnm, but because of opposition to
some features of the measure leaders
doubt It can bo enacted at thlB session.
TJiey doubt nlso that tho pending nrmy
appropriation hill carrying $1,21j,000,0(X),
and tho JSo0,000,000 sundry civil appropria
tion measure can bo passed.
Measures finally completed to-day wero
tho J9S,000,000 legislative, executive and
Judicial bill, nnd the $32,000,000 rlvrrs and
In the Senate, the $9,000,000 diplomatic
and consular measure and the $11,000,000
fortification bill were passed and sont to
conference,. .while the House approved the
Victory Liberty Loan measure and sent
It to the Senate. It Is expected the loan
bill will be voted on to-morrow by the
Senate finance committee and probably
reported to the Senate.
Tho House took up the sundry civil
measure and worked on It until late In
the night but the Senate adjourned at
seven o'clock because members of tho
foreign relations committee wcro to con
for with the President at tho White
Houso and because the republicans in
sisted that a quorum should be present.
During Senate debate to-day, sharp
tilts occurred between democrats and re
publicans over tho President's insistence
that legislation be cleaned up. Senators
Hitchcock and Overman of North Caro
lina, domocrats, urged speedy action on
the calendar, while Senator Kellogg of
Minnesota, republican, sharply disclaim
ed tho suggestion, made from administra
tion sources, that republicans could be
charged with responsibility for delays.
Senator Thomas of Colorado, democrat,
declared both parties wero to blame and
said an extra session must be held.
GUY ft1. BAILEY PRESIDENT
ChiiKon to 1 1 end Vrminnt Society Son
nf (lie Itrvnlutlnn nt Annual Meet
In); In Montpeller
Montpeller, Feb. 2C. Tho annual
meeting of tho Vermont society, Sons
of the American Revolution, was held
this afternoon at two o'clock in tho
Stato Houso Vlco-Presidcnt Guy W.
Balloy presided In tho ubaenco of tho
president, Frank L. Fish.
Tho annual reports of the ofllcers
were read nnd approved. Tho treas
urer's report showed rocolpts of $514. CI
and disbursements of $303.47. A bal
ance remains ln tho treasury of $209.14.
Tho historic memorial fund amounts to
Tho following ofllcers wcro elected:
President, Guy W, Bailey; vice-president,
W. H. Jeffrey: secretary, Walter
H. Crockett; tresr urer, Clarence L.
Smith; registrar, D. B. E. Kent; his
torian, Walter H. Crockett; chaplain,
tho Ilov. I. C. Smart; auditing commit
tee, C, W. Brownell, W. B. Howo nnd
A. W. Footo; obituary committee, H.
A, Slayton. C. A. Plumley and F, D.
Cutler, M. W. Dewey, Charles A. Plum-
ley, G. M. Hawks, Frank L. Fish, Red.
field Proctor and E. S. Abbott.
Resolutions worn adopted endorsing
a bill soon to appear In tho State Sen
ate, relating to tho gathering and
printing of vital statistics in Vermont,
and authorizing the president to ap
point a no mm tee of three to confer
with a slmlla committee from tho
Daughters of tho Amerlcnn Ttevolu
Hr,.. in r.nnuliler tho nrinrloty of nffpr-
m(.dalH or money prl-.'.PB for essays
bv niinlls In the high schools and
acndomlpH of the State on historic and
At n meeting of the board of man
agers, the project or erecting historic
,,lU, ,i, Thomas Chittenden farm
in Wllllston tho Thomas Chittenden
farm In Arlington and the Ethan Allen
r , i ,1,. ,.,,, i, lace, wan nnnrovf.it
UwlM. Proetor nnd .Mefullouith nn Mid
illehury College Ilourd
Mlddlobury, Feb. 20.-Actlng President
Collins has announced tho aceeptnnee by
the Hon. Charles M. Swift, Cnpt. Rodlleld
Proctor nnd Hall P. McCulloueh of their
olectlon us trustees of Mlddlebury Col-lego.
Mr. and Mrs. ,1, U. Douglas received
n letter from their son, Fletcher Doug
las, who Is a member of the 2fith Dlvl-
slon, 101st Ammunition Train (if tho
National army In France, that ho was!
well and that people whero he was,
now stationed In that country wcro
doing their ploughing and other work.
Mrs. Italph Merrltt, who lias been j
at tho Mary Fletcher hospltnl for a i
tew weeks, undergoing an operation, I
returned homu Sunday. Her husband
! accompanied her. Alvah Smith, who
"lis been confined by tho effects of an ;
injured moi, huh bo iV lecuvereu hi
to be able to be about ngaln lla
old Cady and family have moved from
tho Murkland block on Main street to
tho McN'aughton house on Washing
ton street. George Fnrrell, who lias
been nt tho Fannlo Allen hospital
for several weeks, has returned
home. liushnell Smith, who has been
on overseas duty on sunmnrmo L f.
Is nt home for a few days with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Smith.
The water department had a gang of
men out Saturday night repairing a
liad break In the water pipe on Main
street. Mr. nnd Mrs. Adelbcrt Hrown
received irom tno navai nospnai m p;tnl , Wnooskl about a week ago,
Philadelphia .that their son, "Walter llnderwent an operation nt that Instltu
Hrown, wns seriously 111 at that In- ,lon Monuaj., Ho !s d0B flneiy so far.
stltutlon with an attack of pneumonia. Mrs Si,ncIett who wns wlth hnli hQB
Walter Prown hn.s been a sailor on tho roturnert home.-Wllllam Uulson and
U. S. transport Von Stucbcn since this ; daughter. Carrie, of Lisbon, N. Y.. who
country entered the war. Mrs. Hrown , ,vero cae(, hcrc b the dcath o Mrs
accompanied by her sons, Milton and ,.., havo Rone to WainnKtord
i-.nri, icu ror mat city iTiuny nigiu.
Monday, market day, dairy butter
brought from 45 to I" cents nnd cream
ery buter 53 cents; eggs 33.
A pretty wedding took place at the
homo of Mrs. Adeline Sophia Bristol of
Court street, widow of Arthur Brhtol,
Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, when
she wns mnrried to Charles Gardner
Cady of this village. The ceremony took
place at two o'clock and only Immediate i
members of the two families were
present. Tho Rev. G. M. Moody, pastor
of the Methodist Church of this village,
assisted by the Rev. Gilbert Cady of
South Shaftsbury, a brother of the groom,
performed tho ccermony, Paul Bristol,
sou of the bride, was best man nnd
Mrs. Halsey Bristol of Littleton, N. H
a sister, was bridesmaid. Miss Frances
Bristol, daughter of the bride, played the
wedding march. After the ceremony a
buffet lunch was served. Mr. and Mrs.
Cady left during the afternoon for a
wedding trip, after which they wilt re
turn and make this their home. The brldo
was gowned in blue silk and the brides
maid wore Japanese silk. The brides
was appropriately trimmed for the oc
casion. The couple have a host of
friends here who wish them hnpplness.
Miss Clara Bruya of Burlington Is
In town for a few days' visit to her
mother, .Mrs. Mary Bruya. Mrs. Ira
Pond and two children of Burlington are
guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Phelps J. Coolihan. Mrs. A. T. Lane of
Ottawa Is visiting at tho home of her
brother, Noble J. Snnford. H. A. Prescott
has bought from Robert F. Plnney, ad
ministrator of the H. A. Peck estate, tho
Peck house on Elm street. Tho century
department of tho Women's club
met with Miss Emma Fuller Tuesday
evening. Mrs. C. A. Cook of Rutland,
who has been visiting hor parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Michael Grady, for n week, is
at tho Mary Fletcher hospital, whero
she underwent an operation February 19.
She Is reported as doing .well. Mrs.
Guldeou E. Abby, who has been confined
to the house for several weeks, has so
far recovered an to bo able to be out
again. The warning for tho annual
town meeting has been posted. Aside
from the usual articles there aro some
of considerable consequence to bo
brought before the meeting. One Is to see
If tho town will vote any money to
maintain the public library In co-operation
with the Ladles' Library association.
Another is to detormlne what sum of
money shall bo appropriated for tho ob
servance of Memorial day. One of the
most important is to see if the town
will voto any money for permanent high
ways In order to take advantage of tho
State aid law; another, to see what
action tho town will laKe iu regard to
renewing this year the lease of tho town
hall at tho expiration of the five-year
contract lease. The articles in the wnrn
ing are all of the usual Iflnd prescribed
by statute, Miss Anna LeBcouf, Who Has
been In Vergennes for some days, visit
ing her sister, Mrs. William H. Norton,
has gone to Winooskl to spend sometime
with her father, Chnrlcs LeBcouf, who
Is a patient in the Fanny Allen hospital.
Charles F. Rich has returnod from
Burlington, where he has been for tho
past few days, accompanying his aunt.
Mrs. Clara I. Brown, of Brandon. She Is
at tho Mary Fletcher hospital, having
underg5no nn operation. The latest re
ports from Mrs. Brown are that she Is
recovering In excellent shape, from the
operation. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gooley
havo returned to Atlantic, Mass., after a
stay of several months In Mlddlebury,
Addison and Weybridge, Frank C.
Partridge of Proctor, president of the
Vermont Marble company, camo Satur
day for a few days with his mother, Mrs.
Charles F, Partridge, of East Middle
bury. Acting President of tho College
Prof. Edward D. Collins and Prof.
Charles F. Abbott returned Saturday
from Bristol, whero Friday night they
made nddressefl before the Bristol Busi
ness Men's association, nt their deferred
annual business meeting and banquet at
the Bristol lnn.-MlKS Mary G. Walsh
of West Rutland Is In town on a woek's
visit with relatlvos. MIek Anna Abbey
of Burlington Is the guest of Mr, and
Mrs. C. F. Rich. Mrs. Eugeno Shambo
has gone to Snratoga, N. Y having been
called thero by the Illness In her brother's
family. Corporal William W. Thomas of
Poultney. n graduate of the Mlddlebury
College In the class of '1C, who Haw serv
ice oerscas, und who was gnhsed, ar
rived home il few weeks ago. Ho is the
ucBl of, Mr. and .Mrs, C. F. Rich of
Weybridge street for a few days.
Mrs. Emily M. Eddy, widow of the
lute Frank Eddy, died nt her homo on
North Pleasant street Wednesday nft-
I onioon or hii't week. She was 71 years
'of ago and Is survived by four sons.
i Prof. Arthur W., Ceylon nnd Clarence
l.miy, oi miuuiuuury, una i rui. r.UKTono
Eddy, of Wnlllngford; one daughter,
Miss Florcnco Eddy, of Mldlebur:'; 10
granchlldren and a great Kranddnunh-
ter, Mrs. Eddy was born In Loray, Jof-
forson county, N. Y February 8, 1645,
tho daughter of narnett and Prudence
(Stoddard) Bontloy, She linn lived In
Mlddlobury for the past 18 years, mov-
Ing here from Eddy, N. Y. She was a
member ot the Congregational Church
and also a member of William P. Ru-
sell Clrclo, No. 5, Ladles of tho O. A.
It. The funeral wus held at her
lato homo Saturday uftcrnoon nt two
The unusual occurrence of a tax sale
The unusual occurahcc of a tax sale
liy auction of real estate In this vlth'Ko
was ono of the cveiitH of Monday nftcr-
noon. The property Is what Is known as
ho Old llnkcry plare on South Pleasant
street, which .belonged In part to a well
known nnd wealthy resident of Middle
uury and iu part to the heirs. If thero
me nny living, of Mr. und Mrs. Edward
McClure, formerly owners nnd occupants
the property. Mr. McClure was In
nartnershln with a brother-in-law. John
O'Connor, for many years a baker in
Mlddlebury, conducting a bakery at one
!lm thK property and later on tho
property situated In what is now known
ns bakery lane. This firm for many years
lid a very large business, attending to
many distant parts of Vermont and to
northern 'and eastern New Vork. Only
ho much of the' real estate as would
satisfy tho amount of tl taxes due,
namely SI7.W1, was sold and this wns bid
In by Henry W. Brewster, tho resident
owner of half of the undivided property,
with thfl view of ultimately getting
possession of the other half of the
property. Frank J. Shackctt, Jr.
who has been 111 for several weeks, and
who waB tnken t0 th Fanny Acn hos
. ,, ,. .lth p.,..,,-. K,,,,v.
Mrs. John Goodwin of Jersey City,
N", J., who has been visiting her sister,
Mrs. Fred Durant, In Salisbury, Is at tho
tyary Fletcher hospital, where sho
underwent an operation for appendicitis.
She Is reported as doing well. She was
accompanied there by her husband and
Dr. R. W. Prentlfs of this village
Matthew Calhoun has returned to Bos
ton after a few days at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Cal
houn. Tho Mlddlebury Grange, No. 315,
will hold a dance In tho Masonic Temple
this ovenlng. Good music has been pro
cured and refreshments will be served.
Mrs. Earlo Sprowlcs of Rensselaer Falls,
.V. Y In In town. Napoleon J. Boudreau,
who has been ill and confined to his
homo on Court street for a few weeks,
has so far recovered as to be able to be
at his store for a little each day. Miss
Hazel Ketcham of Sudbury has taken a
position as bookkeeper in the atoro of
F. E. Evans. The social evening at the
Memorial Baptist Church was observed
Monday evening, the program consisting
of two short plays given by the glrlB and
ladles of the congregation. "The Un
selfish Violet" was a costumo play, the
catit being as follows: A girl, Hazel
flogers; Wild Roses, Ruth Forrest and
Winnie Bullock; Violet, Doris Morcomb; !
Buttercups, Mary Crane and Rona
Dumas; Grasses, Florence Forrest, Hazel
Delphia, Marjorfo WU)'er and Elizabeth
McITarland; Daisies, ' 'Violet Howard,
Marlon Hlnmnn, Emma Dumas and Ruth
Rogers. After n short Intermission,
"Packing the Home Missionary Barrel"
was given tho characters being Mrs.
Hopper, Gladys Shnckett, Mrs. Goss,
Grace Mack, Mildred Delphia, Rena
Mack, Iris BUllock, Anna Wood, Mrs.
Frank Lasher and Ruth Delphia. Tito en
tertainment was ln charge of Mrs. Ray
mond McFarland, who was assisted
by Miss Young of the college. Miss
Dolla B. Seely of the Ross-Huntress
store of Rutland being temporarily out
of employment In consequence of Sun
day night's ftro In their building Is
opondlng n short time here on a visit at
the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles J. Seeley, of High street. Miss
Jennie Bristol, registrar of Mlddlebury
College, has returned from Vergennes
after a oouplc of weeks' visit with her
mother, Mrs. Myron T. Bristol. William
Bentley of DeKnlb Junction. N. Y is ln
town to visit hla niece, Miss Florence
Eddy. Durcnt Hodges of Rlpton has
purchased the stage route between
Mlddlebury and Rlpton from Peter
Tlerney, who has operated It for two
years. The Rutland Congregational
Church society have Invited among others
the Mlddlebury Congregational Church
and Its pastor, the Rev. Henry C. Newell
lo meet with them In council In tho
church at Rutland In connection with a
meetln? of the Rutland County Congrega
tlonal Ministers' association. They will
consider the matter of the proposed pas.
torate of the nev. George A. Buttrlck
who hns been called to become tho pas
tor nnd teacher of the Rutland Consrreca
tlonal Church and. If everything Is ad
visable, to Install the Rev. Mr. Buttrlck
In the pastorate of the church on that
day. A special Invitation from the Rut
land Church was extended to the Rev,
.lohn M. Thomas of tho Mlddlebury Col.
lege to nttend the Installing proceedings
President Thomas Is now at Camp
Morrltt, New Jereoy, awaiting for the
roturn to Europo of his transport, the
Leviathan, of which he Is the present
The Ladles' Charitable Sewlns society
gavo Its second whist party on the eve
of Washington's birthday at the Sargent
House Mr. nnd Mrs. O'Connell gratui
tously donated the hotel for the worthy
causo. The event was successful, there
lieing anoui w present, ino nrsi prize,
a cherry tree, wns won by Miss Catherine
Carrlgan, nnd the consolation prize, n
hatchet, was carried off by P. S. Murray,
Refreshments were served, followed by
a short musical and literary program.
A farce, "The Obstinate Family," will
bo played for the benefit of the Woman's
club of Mindlciiury at tne town nan
Frldny evening. The caBt Is ns follows:
.Mr. Harwood. Prof. R. H. White; Mrs.
Harwood, Mrs. A. W. Dickens; Henry
Harford. Prof. W. S. Burrago; Jessie
Harford, Mrs. L. J, Hathaway; James
Mrs, L. I. Bonney; Lucy. Mrs. D. L
Robinson. The farce will bo preceded by
a curtain raiser entitled "American
Beauties," presented by the Misses Cns
well, Donahue, Graham nnd others. There
will also be Eevern! musical numbers.
The dance which wns given under the
lusplrcs of the Mlddlebury Grango In
Masonic hnll Wednesday evening drew
out a good number. There wiih good
music and refreshments were served.
Thn Mlddlebury Grange has postponed Its
meeting which whh to havo been held
rritiiiy vvciuuk on iivv.miiv m iiiu juuy
tho samo night In tho town hull for tho
benefit. of the Women b club. The Mlddlo
bury camp of Modern Woodmen of
America will hold a box sociable this
evening. Tho unlon mid-week prayer
meeting services of tho Congregational
Baptist nnd Methodist Churches will be
i held at tho latter this evening and the
subject will be "Jesus the Revolver of
(Continued on Vmme Two)
Prohibits Sale and Manufacture
of Any Liquor Containing
More Than Half of One Per
Cent Alcohol After July 1
Menntire I Introduced In Koine Pro-.
vIiIIiik One Cent Letter I'ontnge After
.Ilinnnry 1, 1PS2 I.nbor Oppoien lle-
penl of Dnjllclit .Saving Illll
Washington, Feb. 27. Legislation draft
ed by the Houso Judiciary commltteo fir
enforcement of the war-time prohibition
law which becomes effective July 1 wvi
reported to tho House to-day At li e
same time a minority opposition cpoi
was filed by Representative Sti-le ot
Pennsylvania who said passage .if tho
bill would he a "usurpation of r"wer"
and that during tho p"rlod of nntionnl
readjustment the legislation would "add
much tothe spirit of unrest."
The bill prohibits tho sale and manu
facture of nny liquor contalninV moro
than one-half of one per cent, of al-oh 'f
under penalty of fines or Imprl oi mcnt
or both, nnd also provides th t tho
owner of any building ln which liquor
Is made or sold may bo penalized.
Washington, Feb. 25. Representative
Mansfield of Texas Introduced a I '
to-day to reduce tho postal rates on firs'
class mall. Under his measure, drr, i
letters, after January 1 next, would bo
at a rate of one cent an ounce with oth r
letters at a rate of two cents, and nft. r
January 1, J922, the rato on all le'tcia
would require ono cent an ounce.
Washington, Fob. 2i. Decision cs to
tho continuance of the food administra
tion's minimum hog price policy aft ?
midnight Friday, expected to-day !"
Frank S. Snyder, chief of the mc
division, will not be made until Pros -dent
Wilson has determined the iuctlon
of embargoes affecting neutrals and .tii .
countries. This became known to-nl'
f.tter food administration officials had
Conferred with tho War Trao Boanl
and later with President Wilson at tho
White House during tho meeting ot tho
Washington, Feb. 25. Predlc'ion of
labor leaders that a national davtigbt
saving law making all working hou-s
daylight hours would minimize Indu -trial
accidents was borne out in ihe la t
said, said Frank Morrison, uerrt. ry c 1
tho American Federation of Labor, in a
statement to-day urging tho law bo not
repealed. Mr. Morrison cited stntlstlri
on industrial accidents In Pennsylvania
.showing that in 1H18 under, operation it
the daylight saving law the- number of
accidents was 43,b30 fewer than in 1917.
Washington, Fob. 20. Governors of
15 Sattee, lieutenant-governors of tv.
others and mayors of 32 cities th.. i
far have accepted the Invitation if
Secretary of Labor Wilson to atf I
the White House conferenco to di -cubs
business and labor problems i f
the reconstruction period. Secre'ai -
of Labor Wilson will open tho co -
ferenco at 10 o'clock Monday mornli.T
and President Wilson will address the
gathering half an hour later.
Governors who have sent tholr ac
ceptances Include Smith of New York,
Edge of New Jersey nnd Sproul of
Washington, Feb. 2li. Representa
tives of Massachusetts and New Yo'l;
market garden Interests were given a
hearing to-day at tho department of
agriculture ln protest against the pro
posal to embargo transportation of
herbsceous plants from thos Stat. 3 to
check tho spread of the European corn
horor. The dopartmcnt was asked
confine nny quarantine to small aeni
said to bo infected. No decision vm
Washington. Feb. 20. Congress w- s
asked to-day hy Secretary Ril-er for a -ficlency
appropriation of $t29,3:?7.2l to r"V
for tho subsistence of tho army "vor. i"'
during the remainder of the present fls. il
year. Tho law recently passed bv c o -
press repealing fifteen billion dollnri f
war appropriations, cancelled J2.9M.4iv.r '
of tho $5,431,000,000 appropriation carr' I
for tho quartermaster corps, and tho
socretary explained that this large re
duction caused tho deficit.
Washington, Feb. 2fi. With adoption bv
the Senate nnd House to-day of the con
ference report on tho $OS,0X,000 legislative,
executive nnd Judicial appropriation bill,
the measure which provides for stilarles
of most federal officers, was ready for
Prosldent Wilson's signature. Tho bill's
provisions Include those for continuation
of sub-treasuries In nine cities nnd for
pay increases of $240 yearly for govern
Dutiable MerrhtiudlHo iMI'-VWl i:uortr
Wen- 9 1 '!)! ,!
St. Albans, Feb. 2i!. Th" report . f cus
toms district, No. 2, of Verm "it for tho
month of January Is as folio Freo
merchandise, $2,H9,OT-9; dultablc m- r, han
dlse, $112,531; total Import. f':"1..'.bl;
duties collected, $4I,7."S.77; domes1 li'er
chandlse, $1,410,4; foreign miT h uidi-n,
$183.3'!.'r; total, $,l,86fl. The tmal Im
ports for the corresponding peri'.d l.mt
year amounted to $2,322,9,"9, and fho duties
collected wer- $37,5fil.9l. The total ex
ports amounted to $4,754,4? i.
MOUNT PHILO LIBRARY
,rlc!e of .xocn Ion Kiln for Xorth
I I'l-rrUliuru lnxtlttKloii
Montpeller, Feb. 25. Arth-'. j of asso
ciation of tho Mount Phllo Fi.o library,
establishing nnd maintain 14 a free
library nt North Ferrlsburg, have heon
filed ln the office of tho secretary of
stato. Tho subscribers includo Miss
Emma Ball, Mrs. Mary M. Parker, Mrs.
Dalsey P. Noonan and Mrs, Gortio K.
Harrington, uf North Ferrlnburg, and
Mrs. Edna S. Bull of Ferrlsburir.
A proposed Increase of capital st.oclc
from $50,000 to $200,000 has been filed with
the secretary of stato by tho Qcorgo C.
I Cary company of St. Johnabury. J