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VOL. VIC. NEW SERIES
LD GLAMOR NOW
OR FREIGHT CARS
erstate Commerce Commis-
nsnington, Mny 19. A wild scramble
ng individual lines of Industry for
erentlal treatment In car movements
ce Comlmsslon gnvo Indication of
-iiifiH uuiiiiiiii uuuuiiiMuns on plans lu
11 inn irpipnT nincirnnn
tero was a clamor for cars and for
protested tbat unless Its shipments
e moved ahead, there would bo heavy
es tn the Pittsburg, McKeesport and
ncstown districts. Rv lnitpr. tlf-
m and thiough personal reprosenta-
tho commission tho Amcrlean Rnll-
1 association's car service, cnmmlttic
railroad executives hero were an-;
.v iiiir ui limit'.
committee of the executives reconi-
transfer of 20,000 box cars from the ,
mtlc seaboard to lines west of Chi-,
and tho relocation of "0,000 coal ,
now west of the Mississippi river, I
areas In tho freight congested east.
s should bo done within the next
to bo accomplished, the rail heads
embers of tho Michigan congressional (
gallon, together with representatives
Michigan public utilities, appealed to
commission for consideration In tho ,
. ,l,l.niiI.knllt thn Utati. i n A iVin.r llvr-ml
commission to clamp down on "t'ho
use of open top equipment," so that
vould bo available for transportation
oal. Gas and electric plants In most
the cities are operating on a liand-
luuin iiiim. :i I'tzm nnii m ri'i I'M I ih
rged the fuel shortago to the use of
I cars for other purposes which, con
uently, left lines transporting freight
the Michigan peninsula without ade-
the conference called .by Director
Ul lllu Trillin ui jiui illiuil cum-
ns about the car supply In the grain
the principal topic of the discussion.
re were assertions that even when
were supplied "less than 20 per cent
pm wrn lit ror lonr inir irrsin,.nrs
several railroads answered these
rscs with the statement that the .ask I
restoring equipment to a serviceable !
is was one "almost hevond human '
lprehenslon" and that the rail lines I
u uumi; men iiiiiiu.i iu icpiiuuig una i
heavy grain movement.
r. Barnes said that wheat shipments '
in underlay stable credit for the grow-
uiiuiiiii linn .1 int'inupr in mp I'Yorn-
:s' committee, said the roads could
possibly furnish inn per cent car sup
because much of the rolling slock had
been kept In condition during the
AGREE ON INCREASE
.loitM Scale Aurei-il tin AVlth
Tn,i,nnTUv Mm. 1ft Tl . 1,- ,.
International Pnlon of Barm has
uu1! inn n ill i'ii irna ii.iiioi. lu
cors association delegation agreed upon
MontpdliM- last weuk. Similar action
s laiten piaic in (juiney, Mass., where
" 'iir iiiiiuii. me raise
LTf'K imm 1 I" 1 i:v n .In..
A INT HAKBEKS WHO WORK
V N I I iV I I .1 V I J ISA IW L'l'lirilLin
l. t T . .
three non-union shops who are alleged
have kept their shops opt'ii Sundays.
..v.. ... '" uiiiii iii ui iiih uii tin
tablishments. It Is claimed. Tho real
use of this movement Is not a religious
T IS II ririVA HI I tinn.lllllnn Winn nn
i-wiiiu "i iin-ir iiiuiwi iu liiisu priecii
hair cuts nnd Bhaves when the unions
rmcrly union members but when' prlcis
gn tnoy withdrew. Now It has been
scovered that they accommodated
trnna nn KlinrlnV. fr nnram, u-iia ll.'il
he prosecutes tho barbers he cannot
tight, so that fruit stores, soda
' " " "
mpfl ninsr rinsv
IlIN'l'PKIJKIf SKIV1 1 IV A RV
DEFEATS ST. MICHAEL'S
RTontpelier. May 13. Montpelier Semi-
tv nnsnn: film (ipranTmi si MiHai'.i
5 to 2 in tho best gamo that has been
Clark was touched up for 11 hits, whllo
rtiu niiiKtio, mi i: ui, uiui n Willi mini.
hen Oranal tightened up and did not
nw innm in iiul mm ni?iin in a iini
iiniiieutir kijl u. iuhv ill inn mirn nil n
rtnfi lour more wnen Nr. .MinMnni'u li nw
with tho bases full. Clark walked
ranal. after which fillbo made nn nrrnr.
liuau nciu lununi.u ujr b UUUUIQ uy m.
arv ana tne inren s nir es thnt hm
Battorles: Granul and Lombard; Clark
Mectlwr lit IliirlliiKton
Montpo'ler, Mny 19, Qov. P. AV. Clem-
charge of the confoienco to bo held
Burlington Thursday to attend tho con-
ronco and listen to nn nddress at tho
ow Sherwood Hotel by Mrs. Lillian ON
am on tho equal Franchise, League,
PRICE CUTTING WAVE
IN WEARING APPAREL
SWEEPS THE COUNTRY
Department Stores in Scores of Towns and Cities
Announce Reductions in Men's and Women's
Clothing Ranging from 20 to 50 per Cent
Pressure Exerted by Banks in Wholesale Dry
Goods and General Mdse. Districts Said to Be
Chicago, May 19. Tho. wave of nHr.
cutting In woarlng apparel continued to
day to sweep the country, merchants in
many cities nnd towns announcing reduc
tions In men's and women's clothing,
shoes, hats and other articles. While some
merchants said the reductions could not
be maintained after preseiU stocks were
exhausted, others declared tho price cuts
were tho logical outcome of breaks In the
eastern market, n backward season nnd
large stocks on hand.
Owners of department stores In scores
of cities and towns to-day announced price
reductions In men's nnd women's apparel,
ranging from twenty to fifty per cont,
whllo In some places shoes nnd other ar
ticles were cut,
While the movement assumed nation
wide proportions yestcrdny continued to
spread, banking Interests In New York
to-day extended tholr campaign of defla
tion of credits and high commodity prices
carrying out their pledge to the Federal
Iteserve Board. Pressure, exerted by the
nanus in mo wholesale dry goods and
general merchandise districts was said to
be responsible for the wave of price-cutting
In the retail trade.
"Banks were reported to have notined
iinpoiters nnd dealers in luxuiles. articles
of apparel and manufacturers of so
called non-essentials that only moderate
financial accommodation could bo ex
The price cuts largoly were confined tn
wearing apparel, but a spread of the
movement to other lines was indicated
by the action of Omaha dentists in re
ducing the price of dental work.
For n newspaper advertisement to-day,
a Newark clothing concern denounced
price cutting as "an economic mistake"
asserting "It Is economically unspund
to sell mehchandlse to-day for a price
which Is less than we can buy it from
the makers anywhere. What the world
needs Is greater production, not the
drastic sacrifice of retail p.rlces." Several
Milwaukee merchants characterized the
movement as a "circus stunt."
In St. Paul, where marked price reduc
tions were announce, the largest whole
sale millinery concern In the Northwest
GUARD BILL BACK
TO CONFERENCES i
IlmiKp ItefllNCH to Apprmo Comprn
iiiImp A(rre"mmt with the Senate
Washington, May 13. The House
refused to-day to approve a compro
mise agreement with the Senate per
mitting States to federalize tho Na
tional Guard, The vote was 20!) to 106.
By its action the House sent tho
army reorganization bill back to con
ference with Instructions to its man
agers to insist against changing the
pro war basis of the guard organiza
tion. The compromise was offered to break
a deadlock that blocked final passage
of the army reorganization bill.
Senator Wadsworth, New York,
heading the Senato conferees, an
nounced that he would present tho
disagreement to tho Senate to-morrow
with a motion that tho Sennte insist
upon federalization of the guard.
During tho House debate Heveral
members attacked the Senate proposal
on the ground that Its adoption would
kill tho guard by making It a part of
tho regular army. The new scheme of
organization also was opposed as a
step toward adoption of a system of
compulsoryv military training.
Beprcsenlative Sanford, Republican, of
Now York, another supporter of tho com
promise, said under tho present system
the guard, whenever called in federal
service, would be humiliated by being
"The men opposing thn change were not
on the right side of any of the great
questions during tho war," declared Mr.
Sanford, adding that ho did not question
the loyalty of these men. His remark
caused nn uproar In the House, Hepro
sentutlve Frear of Wisconsin demanding
that his words bo expunged from tho
record. Mr. Sanford finally withdrew
them, explaining that he did not Intend
to reflect on the motives of any member.
Auclnlr vn, Ihihhty, Cblttcndm fn.
Canr, llrtorp CuurtB Slncf 1008
Montpollnr, May 1!). Supremo Court
took a recess this morning until Juno
20, when the seven Williams Insurance
cases and tho St. Albans cases will bo
The recess occurred following the dis
position of tho AuClalr vs. Bushcy matter
which was an argument by .1, .1. Enrlght
that tho injunction be dismissed for lack
of authority to have It continue in force.
The order of the court was that tho In
junction bo so modified as not to pre
vent tho plaintiff from pursuing any
remedy she may have against the prop
erty attached on the original writ In
calso or on tho replevin bond executed
In connection therewith or against t'ho
surety, which Is taken to" mean that tho
Injunction as modified amounts to llttlo
This caso started In justice court In
Burlington In Decembor, 1008, and In lftoti
went to tho County Court. It Is over a
maro nnd colt which- after bolng at
tached in the original suit of1 Annie
AuClair vs. Fred Bushcy was roplovlned
out by the defendant lii another action.
In September, inOO, tho defendant went
Into bankruptcy. Tho AuClalr caso went
to Supremo Court In 1910 nnd remained
there until January, 1920, whon Judgment
was afllrnied, giving tho plaintiff W
Ono of tho Interesting thlngH that wuh
brought out was that Bushoy, tho de
fendant, mado nflldavlt to Mr. Knrlght
that ho know nothing about tho Injunction
proceedings and that ho had iwld Martin
Vilas, his attorney, 2o6 to settle tho
AuClalr claim. Mr. Vilas asked tlmo to
answer tho affidavit. Court h.la taken a
recess, so lio will have plenty of time.
BURLINGTON. VERMONT. THURSDAY. MAY 20,
stated It would open Its doors to retail
trndo and dispose of 11,300,000 stock at
prices 50 per cent below those now pre
vailing. Ono largo men's furnishings
establishment which operates stored in
soveral cities announced a general reduc
tion of 13 per cent.
Price reductions ranging from 15 to CO
per cent were advertised by n number ot
Boston retail stores. While most of them
were In clothing, ono dopartmont storo
announced a reduction of 25 per cent in
cottons, blankets, linens and similar ma
terials, borne woman's stores marked
prices down one-half.
At St. Louis flireo department stores
cut clothing prices 15 to 25 per cent,
whllo several men's stores announced
33 1-3 per cent reductions In men's suits.
A Texarkana, Ark., shoo store announced
a sale of $12 shoi-s for $1.8... Other stores
advertised larger reductions.
Virtually all leading stores in Chatta
nooga, Tenn., advertised 20 per cent dis
counts on all goods except contract com
modities; one Columbus, o., storo reduced
.women's clothing one-third nnd another
conducted a "half price" salo of Spring
Price cutting In the sale of textile ma
torlals, hats, and furnishings put Into
effect in many San Francisco establish
ments yesterday, was followed to-day
by tho- announcement of one shop tnn
that Its stock was being disposed of at a
reduction of from ten to forty per cent.
From Hannibal, Missouri, Ottawa, nil- .
tinlu Trnl Tln..1 Till ,-. r.t '
awwv in. .tun, iiiuiuis, rtlUUX UltV,
Iowa and many other Middle Western
cities and towns came reports of roduc- '
tlons In clothing. Dealers at Sioux City 1
said men's wearing apparel was down""be- I
cause of a backward season combined
with large stocks which must bo moved to
meot rinanciai obligations. A break in the
eastern mnrkct, a rainy Spring and largo
stocks on hand were responsible for a re
duction in women's clothing, they said.
Clothing manufacturers at Cleveland
said many dealers throughout the coun
try wcro disposing of wearing apparel at
discounts because of the backward sea
son. SENATOR ORATES
IN OLD CLOTHES
The Threadbare Thorium nt Colorado
Denounce Profiteer j Griirrnl
Washington, May 19,-FrankIy confiding
to his colleagues that tho clothes on his
back wcro threadbare and patched. Sena
tor Thomas, Democrat, of Colorado, Join
ing to-day In another Senato broadside
on profiteers, declared the people them
selves and not legislation, must break
the sweeping wave of high prices.
Linking the overall movement, started
as a protest against the cost of cloth
ing, with widespread price reductions, re
ported from many cities, Senator Thomas
said the public, had 'found tho remedy
In Itx own hands.
"The overall campaign was a 'good
thing," tho senator said. "The papers
to-day are full of telegram from all
parts of the country announcing drastic
cuts In clothing prices. Did legislation do
it- No. The people did It themselves."
The attack on profiteers was opened by
Senntor Kenyon, Republican of Iowa, who
urged social ostracism and criminal pun
ishment for tho offenders. Corporations
principally and retailers were hold up as
prime profiteers. Some of them were char
acterized by the Iowa henator as robbers
In mglng publicity as a means of sweep
ing dealers demanding excessive profits
"to the Junk heap of disrepute" Senntor
Kenyon declared department of Justlco
prosecutions had failed to bring relief and
that the people should elect a president
who would break up tho ovll by naming
an attorney general "who cares more
about enforcing tho laws than ho does
about running for president."
There was a shift toward tho railing
and tho crowd in tho gallery leaned for
ward to hear Senator Thomai: appeal for
a return for the old time thrift.
"I have on a suit of clothes four years
old, somewhat patched, but still service
able" he said, as he stroked the sleeves
of his coat. "The shoes I havo on were
bought in 1016. I do not propose to buy
any more clothes until prices go down to
a reasonable level If I subject myself
to danger of arrest for not wearing
enough clothes on t'ho streets of Wash
ington. I am willing to llvn on corned
beef hash and if corned beef goes too
high I will go without meat to bring down
Senator Thomas suld ho was not de
fending profiteers, that ho believed they
should be vigorously punished, hut that
he did not believe the extortions of profit
eers representeil five per cent of tho high
coat of living.
"All The poopb. sham the rcsponslbll
ity," ho said. "Whon I consider tho num
ber of people In this country who livo
without workfng I am tempted to chango
the expression 'High cost nf living' to
'High cost of loafing.' "
Mrs. P. L. Dorey Dies
Mlddlebury, May 19.-Mrs. p. L. Dorcy,
wlfo of Dr. Dorev. illert IM- ...,.,i
ter a lingering Illness. Besides her hus- I
band sho is survived by one son nnd six I
i.uiHiiicrH. ner maiden nanio was Roso
Leddy and sho lived in Undorhlll and
DEFENDANT GETS VERDICT
Brattleboro, -May 18.-In Windham
County Court at Newfann last evening
the Jury, after being out about an hour,
brought In a verdict for tho defendants
In tho personal dumago suit brought by
Hnrland Amldon of Brattleboro against
Mr. and Mrs. David W. Gordon of Hazuid
vllle, Conn. Tho suit was brought to re
cover $ir.,000, Mr. Amldon having Inst ono
leg and having been otherwise badly
hurt when his motoroyclo und an nuto
mobllo occupied by tho defendants
collided near Spofford Laltc. The caso had
been on trial a week.
FOR SOLDIER RELIEF
Favor American Legion Plan
This Is in Face of Secretary
Houston's Opposition to Any
Washington, May 19. House Repub
licans, In party causus to-night camo
out squarely for onuctmcnt of soldier
relief legislation us advocated by tho
Washington, May 19. When Repub
lican mcmbcrn of the House went Into
caucus to-night on soldier relief leg
islation. Chairman Kordncy, of tho
Ways and Means Committee laid before
inem a letter rrom ticcroltiry Houston
flatly opposing nny bonus proposal In
whatever manner financed.
Secretary Houston'ri loiter, which
resulted from an Inquiry by Chairman
Fordnoy ns to tho treasury's views on
the "Insurgent" Republican-Democratic
proposal for a retroactive SO per
cent war profits tax, declared that
Contrross Instead of devising new
means of spending1 money, should con
centrate Its efforts on raising funds
for current government expenses.
"I beg to submit to your committee
for Its serious consideration" tho
treasury secretary wrote, "tho ques
tlon, whether all things consldored It
would not bo advlsablo to seek out ad
ditional sources of rovenuo to meet the
current requirements of tho govern
mnnt in order to obviate the
necessity of continuing In considerable
measure to meet thorn by borrowing."
Mr. Houston said it was a matter
of serious concern to havo the gov
ernment appear In the market every
iew months for loans, a-s this course
would result lu additional credit ex
pansion with higher prices and a more
difficult financial situation.
Discussing tho alternative of a bond Is
sueIncreased taxes Secretary Houston
"The very heavy burdens which will
rest upon tho treasury by reason of laws
already enacted. Ineludltir?
recent rnllroad laws, which, it Is estimat
or! Htl ontnll n n.n.n.il
AiJciioiiuie ui approx
imately $1,000,000,000, ancT also by reason
of tho delay In making provision to re
alize upon tho government's investments
in railroads and shipments, taken in con
Junction with tho existing credit situation
suggests tne need or grave consideration
of tho question whether, quite aside from
and in addition to any taratlon which it
might be necessary to Impose In order to
pay a bonus to tho soldiers. It may not bo
necessary to provido for meeting tho ne
cessities of the fcovernmont In a larger
measure from taxation."
Opponents of bonus proposals predicted
Secretary Houston's letter would hnva
marked influence whon the legislation
reaches tho floor of the House.
SEIZE 500 QUARTS
Valued nt Ovrr .",0(K Found lu Il.
Iirens Shipment lit null Hidden
In 17 lltirrelx
St. Albans, May 19. About 500 qunris of
liquors of various kinds wcro taken to
the customs offlco this morning follow
ing an examination of nn express ship
ment of fish which had been taken from
train No. 18 on Its arrival In this city
last night. The sunnosed shlnmnnt nf fih
was In 17 barrels and the suspicions of
uincers w. 12. Fuller and Peter Marengo
wore aroused when they discovered saw
dust on the floor around tho barrels.
Each barrel was found (
30 bottles of good Canadian liquor hid
den under a layer of fish and ico. The
shipment was consigned to Georgo Rlrse
of Montreal to tho William M. Green
l Ity ! ish company, Elliot street, Boston,
said to be the largest fish handling con
cern in New England.
Tho liquor Included brandy, Canadian
Club whlskoy and White Horso Scotch
whiskey, which Is snld to 1k vni.1,.,1 1.,
Boston at VJO a bottle or more. Tho liquor
was Domed In VM). Tho total valuation of
tho shipment is placed at from J5.0U0 to
HAS $1,300 LEFT
I'ublli! Safety Committee Cniuint DIm
solvc Till Monry In I'lnced
Montpcller, May 19. Thn Public Safe
ty Committee of Vermont finds nfter set
tling all bills that It has a balance on
hand of $1,300 and is now waiting advice
as to what to do with tho money, for tho
committee cannot dissolve Itself until af
Jer tho money is properly placed.
Tho commltteo has expended around
$12,000. On plan suggested Is to place the
money In tho State treasury to bo UHcd
for needy ox-servlco men.
BOTTLE IN NEW ROLE
Brattlcboro, May 19, Because
Michael Moran, an employe at the
Brooks House, was rofused n loan of
$5.00 to got his watch out of hock by
Manager Georgo B. Sherman, Moran
loft tho hotel this afternoon and on
reaching tho sldowalk drew from his
pocket a bottle which contained de
natured alcohol, but which wns nearly
empty, and hurled It through tho plnte
glass front of tho hotel, Ho was ar
rested and placed In the lockup and
to-morrow he will bo arranged in tho
municipal court on a charge of dis
turbing tho ponce.
AFTERMATH OF THE
Montpcller, Muy 19. Francisco Martinez,
who was arrested following the indict
ment of George Long after tho Inquest
In the murder of Mrs. Luclna Broadwell,
appeared In Washington County Court
this afternoon pleading guilty to tho
chnrgo of adultery, the correspondent
named being Hose lVllty. u.i,,, i,.na
penalized shortly after the Inquest fur.
a similar chnrgo. Martinez was fined $;,oo
and costs mm bivuh h prison scntenco of
nvn years, but If ho nyn uu, n i,
will bo released on probation.
CRUELTY TO STOCk"
Cnbot Man Arreted AVhen Four Hind
of Cnttli" Arc Found Itrnd
Montpcller, May 19,-Arthur Jacobs of
Cabot has been arrested on the chnrgo
In Ills Stock In r,n.i r "...
ui i.imv..j - vt.uui, ruin-
head of catllo were found dead, whllo
others wore In bad shape when tho of
fleers went to the placo.
HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT?
THE NEWS BY COUNTIES
Mrs. Catherine Williamson died at her I
homo on Washington street Wedncsdny
of last week, Sho was 71 years of age town with his cousin, George M. Whitney
and was tho wlfu of the lato Julius T. of East Mldd'cbury and Commander WuN
Williamson. Sho Is survived by three Iter W. Martin of this village. Mr. Hydo'"
daughters, Mrs. Nelson A. Seymour and I is a natlvo of East Mlddlebury and dur
Mrs. John W. Hammond of Mlddlebury ling tho Civil Wnr went out with the threo
and Mrs. R. T. Woodward of Warrens- 'months' "men nnd nlso served In Company
burg, N. y.j two sons, Isaac Williamson
vuji.i.. ... i
Ul .lllliumuury anil amines lliuillinuil
Weyhurne, Saskatchewan, Canada: a
hrntw.ln.biw. rhr.H.. It. Williamson of
Mlddlobury; also several nieces and
nephews.-Mrs. W. J. Wood has re-
nlv.,1 wnr,1 ihn, W fth,r. Moses
;:;.: , . -n,.. tv,,,,
UUllva Ul Ahlllltlll.l, 'III-" i,,u..'.."j
Ing at tho Proctor hospital of blood
M. . i j -1
, ine itepuoiican caucus m cieti ""- nau nut iiuio to oo in oroer to taKO faction instrumpntil In th nvnPh.. t
, gates to tho State Republican convention caro of tho few straggling voters who wm S Jnri
at Montpellor May ffi was held in the appeared in tho town hall to express their partment to-day by representatives of
lowor room of the town halt Saturday proferenccs.-Dr. Robert C. Klngg is con- various Industrial groups hnvlnrr Inter
night. John H. Stewart of, tho town fined to his homo with plourlsy.-MIss est8 In Mexico, nnd by former diplomats
1 committee culled tho caucus to order at Hazel Ketchum. bookkeeper in the Evans Definite assurances of tho Mexican party
eight o'clock and continued ns chair- 1 storo on Main street, has returned and now in power ns to its attitude toward
, man throughout tho meeting. Charles V. resumed her duties after a few days' foreigners and foreign Investments should
Rich was chosen secretary. A resolution visit at tho homo of her parents, Mr. be first obtained, It was held.
' Instructing tho dolcgatos to support the and Mrs. R. T. Kotchum, In Sudbury. i Among thoso who conferred with Sec
candidacy of Gen. Loonard Wood was Mrs. Basil Kodjbanoff and daughter of rotary Colby on the Mexican situation
passnd without a dissenting ote. In the New York city are In town to visit her wero former Ambassador Henry Lane
matter of the election of delegates and parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Chapman. Wilson, formor Charge d' Affaires' Ne.son
J alternates Allen R. Sturtevunt moved Sheriff Georgo S. Farr of Bristol O'Shaughnessy, E. L. Doheny, represcnt
I that a committee of three be appointed has drawn tho following men ns petit Ing Tamplco oil Industries; Harold Walk
, by the chair to bring In such a list, jurors for tho Juno term of court er of the Mexican Petroleum company,
Tills was opjiosed by Ira H. LaKleur,
who favored tho Idea of choosing tho
delegates from the floor and Mr. Sturtc
vant's motion was voted down. Tho fol
lowing delegates were then elocted from
the. floor: Dr. John M. Thomas, Theo
dore Ducltett, Ira H. LaFlour, Clarence
.C. Wells and Henry E. Day and later
those delegates were authorized to select
their own alternates. Tho following five
gentlemen were then chosen to act as a
town committee for four years: John
H. Stewart, Carl O. Frost, Fred O. ,
Brookius, Cornelius Billings and Allan ,
The pleco of stone roadway which tho
vlllago authorities havo been having laid
on College street Is nearly completed.
This road has been scientifically built i ani c- w- Kvans; Shoreham, Alfred
and ought to stand up under thc pres- Aines and R. H. Prebble: Starksboro.
suro of automobiles for a long time. An- w- w- Mason and A. E. Clifford; Ver
other pleco of stone road has been built 1 Rennes, William E. Lawrence and
connecting this road with the Weybridge Charles F. Gough; Waltham, William
street road, on which It will run for some
distance northwards. Mr. and Mrs. O. S.
Glbbs of Brldport are in town for an
extended visit with Mr. and Mrs. Charles
L. Parish. Miss Helen Cormla has re
turned to Vcrgennos after a visit of
some length In Mlddlebury and neighbor
ing towns. Mrs. Roger McGregor of
Barro is In town. It is understood the
Rutland Railroad company is soon to
begin the construction of steel bridges
to replace its wooden structures on Main
street and Merchants' row. It iu calcu
lated that tho beams of the steel bridges
will bo somewhat narrower than thoso
on the old bridges and will o that ex
tent Incrensu the dlfforcnco between thc
roadbed and the bridge bottom. Mr. and
Mrs. Chester W. Parker and threo chil
dren havo sturted on their return to
Wheeling, W. Va., after four weeks In
Mlddlebury and vicinity. Dr. Robert M.
Prentiss, who was badly injured In an
automobile accident two weeks ago, has
so far recovered as to be able to be
about town a little. Mr. and Mrs. Jasper
Gladding of Herkimor, N. Y., are in town
for a month. Tho remains of Robert T.
Morse, a, former long tlmo resident of
Mlddlebury, w'ho died in Rutland last
December 30, were brought here Saturday
and taken directly to tho est cemo-
tery, whero the Interment took place.
Tho remains were uccompanied from
Rutland by the widow, Mrs. Flora Morso,
and their son, Henry Morse. Other rela
tives who wero hero wero Mrs. Flora
Barstow and her daughter, an aunt and
a niece of Burlington, and Mrs. F. E.
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Methodist Church, conducted brief scrv-
ccs t the grave. The deceased was a
..i-.... wi me ;1na,i,,i-rtiii,inran war
.... a consmcranie numner of urnnd
-A " """,-lt,ry--
i 1 n. jv. i, 11. r nan roiurnea to
NorUUleld after a visit in town at the
home of 'her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H,
Thomas. Miss Dorethy Waikor has re
turned to Proctor nfter a fow days at
the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
E. H. Thomas. Mrs. V, L. Ufford of
Fairfax is In town to visit her son,
Pngo S. TTfford.
The canvass to obtnln funds for equip
ping a summer playground for children in
this-villago has so far proven quite a
success nb $bS.01 havo been paid in and
l,nr nrn . nn.nW nf n.h- u1tI .
have not reported. The goal aimed at was
$125. Tho Idea originated with Miss Ein
ma Fuller, tho county home demonstration
agent, nt whoso suggestion it wns taken I
up hy various Influential people and will
bo pushed to a successful end. In order
thnt nil lintwlK mlL'hr tinvn n clin-,. tn tVilu .
worthy project, only small sums. 23 to r,'o
cents, wero asked for. Tho canvassers who 111 tno town haU w,t tno Rnv- F- M
havo had charge of raising funds are: ' "afi-adorn of Bristol as tho orator of
Frances Bristol, Dorothy Ross, Bernlce 1 tho day- Tller will also bo the usual
Barton, Rena Delphla, Edna Klrby, Mar- ' accessories of music and exorcises by
Buret Harrlmnn, Cliarls Gould, Edith tno children of the village schools.
Cartmell, Jesslo Baldwin, Frederlca Pratt, a"d Mrs. James A. Morgan of
Geraldlno Wlinmette, Ellen Banning, Bent- Cablosklll. N. Y aro hern on a visit
rice Mills, Hcllcn Goodro, Murjorlo BIN 1 to rolatlvcs. Ira H. LaFleur is mak
llngs, Ruth Eddy. Marlon Holcomb, and l"B etxenslvo repairs and Improve-
Dorothy Cartmell. Stanton Eddy and
Ralph Eddy did the canvassing In the
business section of tho town. Miss Isa
belle Bristol has returned from Orwell,
where she haH been visiting Mr. nnd Mrs.
Walter Stacy. Miss Margaret McDon-
ough of West Rutland Is hero to visit her
sister, MNs Cecelia McDonough. Mr. und
Mrs. Judtum McGulnneHs havo returned
to Cuttlngsvllle nfter several weeks In
town, Tho street sprinkler was started
on Its annual Job on the streets of Mid-
iiinuury mis to iiiiu "" ' ii
was badly necded.-Mr. and Mrs. Cassius
Andrews of Polsvllle. Pa., are in town for
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relumed to Wlilienaii. ., niier a
four weeks' stay In
Mlddlebury and vi-
clnlty. Henry C. Walker has ro
tumed from Proctor. Mr. nnd Mrs. Thom
as Shannon of Greenflold, Mnss., are In
town for a few days at the homo of Mrs.
Shannon's mother. Mrs. Mary Bruya,
Judge 'John 15. Weeks hns returned from
Ufford Tuesday. Tho Ladles' Aid Socloty
of tho Methodist Church hold a well lit
tended meeting ut tho homo of Mrs. Wil
lis N, Cady Tuesday afternoon, N. C,
Fenn'nnd family entertained the FurmcYs'
Club at tholr homo In tho east part of (
tho town Tuesday and there was a good .
attendance. Roy Fletcher and BcrtouJ
.ow nrK wiieio o i-m im ..uu ui bridge IS inches hic-hnV V ,M0 tnls morning nnd obtained bj
rerircsoutatlves of tho State of Vermont 'r n " -TO"miwU?y no?ntJ.l C!ov Clni requisition for the pur,
at the conference on prlMins und prison '' . "ipmorcur pointed poso of bringing J. M. AVelr alius CharVi
l.,bor.-Th Labareo Society of tho Con- JXy a verv Z nL 3;, ', "'' 'S,nsh' fm Albany o Rut and for trW
gregatlona, Church hehl an all day sew- nm nt' hr " '"!;? tho charge of getting money undo.
ini? ttii'iiiinir ill tun iiuinu ui mrs. !. - ... . m moi r rh lrnrnniinu if u .1..I......1 i.
Hillings have gono to Poland Springs, Mo.,
whoro each have secured positions. Mr.
and Mrs. Chcstor Palmer, who h nvn mionr
a few months at Springfield, Mass., have
returned homo.-J. M. Hydo of tho Sol -
tilers' Homo at Bennington returned to i
' that placo Tuesday after a few days In i
cj, 7tn regiment or Vermont volunteers,
it . .i ,i.i - ui.. ii i .1..
nu njiuill. u. k1'"" i i''T iiiiiu ill lliu
West and his home for about half ot each
i vcar Is Delaware. Ohio.
Tuesday's presidential primary stirred
I up no excitement and llttlo interest
.-.mono- tho vornr of thl. town. A ,,rn.
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d j clerks wero on duty all the afternoon In
I 7" of the town ha. but they
e- had but llttlo to do In order to tako
dtutiiF, win.;, u.u .wu',w i i,,l,.
i clerks wero on duty all the afternoon In
wnicn convenes nero .luno l: Addison, orneuus ivony, Anaconda Copper com
M. B. HurJ, Carson W. Fisher; Brld- Pany; William Loch, Jr., American Smelt
port, J. C. S. Hamilton nnd O. E. Con- mK an(l Rofinlng company; George Carna
vorso; Bristol, John O'Nell. F. H. Pal- han and Frederick Watrous, representing
mer, Edward Garrow; Cornwall, Frank vnrlous agricultural enterprises and Bur
E. Fooe, X'errisburg, Elmer H. Pres- ton Wl'.ton representing banking
ton and Millard V. Muzzv: r.oshon. r. interests.
T. Dutton; Granville, Daniel T. Hand
ley; Hancock, George B. Clark; Leices
ter, Hebert Fletcher; Lincoln, J. L.
Bean and Elmer Atkins, Mlddlebury,
C. W. TIsdalcT Walter Calho.un nnd
Hnrry Cobb; Monkton. W. H. Ges and
William Preston; New Haven, George
Palmer and Caleb Nutting: Orwell.
w- H. Horton and Victor Boulla; Pan -
ton, F. G. Hawley; Ripton, Dana G,
, -Murray; sansnury, uiuiorn Atwoou
' wooaman; woynnage, uari hnaw
Whiting, Fred Rawsom. Julian Klock
has returned from Walllngford, where
he has been on a short vslt at tho
homo of his father, the Rev. E. J.
Klock. The Rev. Dr. Vernon C. Har-
rington of the college preached at tho
Congregational Church Sunday morn-
Ing In place of the Rev. Henry C.
Newoll, who Is still absent from town.
Tho woekly community service was
held Sunday evening In the earns
church and the sermon was delivered
by the Rov. E. W. GouU, tho new
pastor of tho Methodist Church. Mr.
and Mrs. Archlo LaDrako have return
ed from Florence, where they wore
called by thc death of Mr. LaDraTte's
grandfather, Moses Gonyea, who was
burled In Proctor Saturday. Miss
Florenco E. .Eddy has rotumed from
Walllngford, where she spent a few
days with her brother, Eugene L.
Eddy, after attending? tho State con
vention of tho LaJles of tho Grand
Army last week.
The Rutland Railroad company has
begun the building of a new stretch of
sidetrack parallel with its other side
tracks north of tho station in this vll
Rutinnd is here to visit her sister. Miss
, Ccclla McDonough.-Mrs. Carrio W.
vrn!,h hn. rntnmnrt fm n -.,!., .u,
sho has beon on a few days' visit to Mr,
and Mrs. F. A. Manchester. There
will be a convocation of Potter Chapter
Tliursday ovonlng at eight o'clock, with
work In tho royal arch degree. Monday
market day, eggs brought 40 to 15 cents
aml dalr" ,,utu,r nts and creamery
uutter 63 cents.-Edltor Charles E. Crane
of the Mlddlebury Register company, who
,ms ben at the Clifton Springs sanitarium
; at Clifton Springs, N. Y., for a few
, weeks, has returned and is somewhat im-
1 provcrt.-.MIss Nellie Tottlnghnm of
Shoroham Is In town for a few
visit to her sister, Mrs. H. W. Stokes.
Mrs. Lorenzo Tucker has returned from
Oakdale. Mas., where she spent tho last
winter at tno home of her daughter, Mrs,
William Severance. Mr. nnd Mrs. Wih
llam Stokes havo gone to Schcnoctndy,
a. 1., to visit Mr. Stokes' brother, Mor
Tho main fetaures of the exercises
for Memorial Sunday and Memorial
nay program havo already been do-
iiiiuu im nun arranged lor. Tlio excr
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Munaay. May 30, and tho Rov. C. C.
Tier of the Y. M. C. A., who was with
tho Marines In the Chateau Thierry
drive, will be the speaker of tho day.
Monday, May 31, will bo observed as
Memorial day proper, and tho oxer-
, ?lscs wln 1,0 neld at 2:30 o'clock p. m
ments on his property on Franklin
street. Col. Charles E. Youtt. M. E.
Crady and Clins. F.' Rich havo gone to
Burlington to roprcsent Lako Duns-
more Lodge of Odd Fellows at the
meetings of Grand Lodgo being held
In that city this week. Miss Georgia
Watson has returned to East Mirtrtin.
bury after a brief vtslt In this vlllnso.
Madamo Wicker of Boston Is In town
on a visit to relatives after having I
been for somo tlmo vlsltlnrr Mr i, '
i.anweu in Florenco. Mr and Mrs
j0i,n T Archer havo returned' to
Pittsburgh, N. Y after a long st-iv
n tow,, w, h relaUvir d
me uutinnu Railroad company had n
worl! train Imr. wi,.,i,. .i,i .'
Bnml nn ,, " ' " ".''
bridges of Iron and cement, which
they nro soon to build here to replace
tho ancient wooden structure on Main
street and Merchants' Row. It Is tin
derstood that the now Merchants' Row
nrlrtgo wll ho two foot
Isola Jorrv ami
Buolah Stafford. Vho have been tho
uunmoro for tho pant ten days, hnvu
roturned homo to Rutland after hav
lK had a very enjoyable outing,
(Continued uu imsc 2)
Hl-rn, lliu illlSHUH
II n f lu
S GIRANZA SAID
10 BE PRISONER
Will Be Safely Escorted Out of
1 siuma uui OI
Country U. S. Cautioned
About-Recognizing Any New
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Houston, Tox., May 19. General Cur.
rnn-i t. I - . ... t . . .
V hT k . Y rfiVlutlonJnry
0r"s anl nas been given a safe conduct
' nv"a , Z,, .. .T -Mexlc0
1 "ivvd f dnv i "n?"lclaI raessac
' Cf,li " "V?1 b locnI newspaper. Tho
rPrl coula not bo confirmed.
voi,Viir,i-. m,... r.
' lB? T&'&SESn
f(-iin in. -.,,.,.,. -i i- YL- ex""1"
State department officials al30 wero
requested to advlso American interests as
to whom in Mexico they should pay cur
Tho question at Issue is of more imme
diate concern to tho oil producers than
I to thc mining men or other operators In
. Mexico. It was explained that until some
'more definite ruling Is received exporters
or oil or mine products may bj asked to
i iy inuir tuxes euncr to tne authorities
actually in control at the ports or to
the do facto authorities In the national
The oil Interests represented by Doheny
are confronted with an immediate decision
regarding the payment of more than
$2,000,000 In taxes. For several years
virtually all oil producers In the Tamplco
region havo paid tribute to Manuel
1 Palaez, but federal taxes have been paid
in Mexico City as a matter of convenience,
j Tho law and custom of Mexico provido
, that they shall be paid at the federal tax
1 offlco at Tamplco. Palaez has asserted
' his wholehearted support of the "move-
ment of Generals Obregon and Gonzalez,'
but tn the absence of a better definition
of authority in Mexico the. oil producers
have looked to their own government for
No direct advice was given tho delega
tion by the secretary of state, but he is
.understood to have told his callers tho
question would be given consideration."
In tho meantime however. Dr. Alvaro
Torre Diaz, the revolutionary agent here,
Issued a statement giving a recent ruling
of Salvudor Alvarado, provisional treas
urer of the provisional government, re
garding payment of tnxes. The statement
urged "taxpayers to make their payments
"to the authorities legally authorized to
receive them and give the necessary re
ceipts. Inasmuch as payments made to
unauthorized officials, whether military or
civil, would not be deemed legal by tho
government and would necessitate a
"Pending any alteration or modification
In tho existing schedules," the Dlaa
statement said, "the government will con
tinue to observe the sume rates of taxa
tion and methods oi collections, though
when the situation becomes more nor
mal, revision will be mado the subject ot
closest study by experts."
A message to-day from Moxico City to
revolutionary agents hero said It was
understood the man chosen Mny 24 as
president ad Interim would soloct a coali
tion cahlnet calculated to unify tho vari
ous factions. Carranza, so far as re
ports to-day Indicated, was making his
way northward throug'n the state of Vera
Cruz. Goneral Guajardo, formerly an
otllcer of the organization of ru'ralea
under President Diaz, was reported as
tho commander of tho detachment pur
suing tho former president.
WOMAN'S BRANCH, BOARD
OF MISSIONS, AT RUTLAND
Attendance of iso nt Eplxcopulla
Catherine nt Ilutlnnil
Rutland, May 19.-Tho attendance was
almost 1,')0, nearly a record, at tho an
nual meeting of the woman's branch,
board of missions of the Episcopal
Church, held at Trlnltv Church tn.d.iv
There wns communion, In chnrgo nf Bishop
w. i . nun iu uunington, who also
presided at tlio business sessions. Bishop
Coadjutor G. Y. Bliss of Burlington was
The convention was addressed hv ML
Margaret Nelson, representing the Church
Mission Houho in New York. She touched
upon the reorganization of the woman's
Many reports on routine business wcr
given and the followl nir officers wnm
elected: President. Mrs. George Y. Bliss,
Burlington; vice-president. Burlington
district, Miss Constance R. Wheler. Bur.
Ilngton; Windsor district, Mrs. Wey
mouth, Springfield; St. Albans, Mrs. Susan
Rlxford, St. Albans; St. Johnsbury, Mrs.
Cunningham, St. Johnsbury; Rutland
district, Miss Lillian Lewis. Poultnevi
Mo"tpeller, 1Ir. Dutiny. Mont-
l"'llr: corresponding secretary, Miss
EHaibeth W. Clement. Rutland; recording
secretary, Mrs. William H. Wills. Ben-
nlngton; treasurer, Mrs. William F. Pcr-
Iey. Bellows Fals; geenral secretary of
juniors, Mrs. Jones, Woqdstock; church
periodical club, Mrs. Joseph Reynolds,
Tt nrlnir J. M. Wrlr to Vermont
Knee SrrlmiM CliarKC
Jtontpellcr. May 19. P. si. m. Pheln.
State's attorney of Fair Haven, was In
... . ..w. ... . . ... ii.tiui-ii i nil icuiiunu-
i i,,i.i '
I, crease , ,uc i fastiV 1 "n by the in
ouzo, ho is now In tho Jail In Albany.
Evory man or woman in town whft
wonts to buy real estate Is a reader ot,
tho classified. J