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..ETHOS BURLINGTON FREE PRESS r THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1920.
HE HOWARD NATIONAL BANK
Out of Town Business
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firms at a distance, a bank is of great
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can send money by check or draft.
The bank is your best reference and
the best assurance of your business
iurning Holes in
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work you misery afterwards. If you
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and earn for you. This Bank cordial
ly invites your patronage.
The CSty Trust Company
MAY LOSE HOSPITAL
ockfuKhnm Institution at Bellows
Fulls Huh Deficit of Nearly SSOO
I Sallow Kills, Aug. 5. The closing down
the Rockingham hospital hero Is a
osslbility as the result of an announce-
ent marie last night following a con
rence of the directors of the lnstitu-
lan For many months the hospital
is been running at a financial loss, ranc-
ig from $300 to 5500 a month.
A public mass meeting has been called
the directors to take place Thursday
kening, August 19, when public sentl-
lent will be expressed as to the con-
Inuance of the hospital Local people
re aroused at the prospect of losing the
ily hospital within a radius of 20 miles
nd it is expected that when the public
testing is held opinion will be so strong
to prevent the closing of the hos-
lAt th meeting, the directors will make
plain statement of affairs and call for
mandate from the townspeople. At
resent the Indebtedness is $3,500, with
he debt increasing rapidly. The dlrec-
prs can see no light ahead unless vol-
Intary contributions make up the deficit.
lecauee of the conditions here a hos-
lltal is needed to serve a large town as
rell as the surrounding country for sev-
ral miles back.
I The hospital was established about IS
ears ago and since then has received
equests and gifts. Expansion has been
order, however, and funds have never
een as freely available as needed. The
hstltution was started in a residence
louse and was later moved to the large
ructure on Front street, where it is
6w located, It has been a training school
or nurses and besides several private
ooms maintains several free beds.
I If public support is brought out to save
ne nospitai tor tne town, me present
lireetors manifest willingness to go ahead
ith th9 hospital. The board of direc
ts present at the meeting last night
kere X G. Williams, E. L. Walker. L. E,
Wilson. T C. Hlldreth, James Barrett
Ind W. C. Belknap.
ROAD WORK PROGRESSES
federal Government Man Find It Ad
vanced Faster Than Elsewhere
Montpelier. Aug 6 C. H Stlllman of
froy. N. Y , who is in charge of the road
I reject work tn Vermont for the federal
overnment, has been in the State this
keek Inspecting the work as it hag prog-
Iessed under the different contractors'
upervision He find? the work coming
llong nicely tn Vermont, being advanced
laster than in the other nearby States.
Ilr. Stiltman Is completing eome of the
mailer Jobs and will be able shortly to
eport these are done.
More Auto Mishaps
Montpelier, Aug. 0. Fred Coburn of
iardwick has reported that his auto
noblle and that of H. J. Ring of Water-
hury collided near Wolcott recently.
bwing to the machines not giving each
Kther road, The reports of the accidents
in wmcn Kicnara i-taymond or unite
lver Junction and J. A. Judge of Lyn-
Bonville lost their operator's license have
noen made to the secretary's office. J. P.
Koyce of Webstervllle has reported that
Ills machine and that of Minnie Lawrence
pf Waterbury collided one day last week,
Boing a little damage to the machines,
File Primary Petitions
Montpelier. Aug. 10 E. W. Gibson
bf Brattleboro and John W. Gordon
if Barre, candidates for the congres
sional nomination, have filed the re
tired number of primary petitions
In the office of secretary of State.
fact) of them having over 250 re-
mlred to have their names on the
ballot. Their assent has also been
lied. Porter H. Dale, the congress
man whom they seek to defeat, was
tn the city Monday afternoon, look
ng after hie fences.
Lose Their Licenses
Montpelier. Aug. 5.-The secretarv of
State has suspended the following auto-
lornia operator s licenses for one cause or
oother Fred J. Allen of Bennington, for
feckless driving, Including hitting a team,
huspended indefinitely; T, A. Cormier of
3t. Johnsbury, Indefinitely for an accident
3avld D. Moodle of Orleans for misuse
rf number plates, permanent suspension;
"rank L. Fellows ot White River June.
.ion, for reckless driving In Thetford
naklng a total of S3 suspensions this sum
To Have $10,000 Organ
Bellows Falls, Aug. 8. A $10,000 organ
ror the Unlversallst Church here has been
decided upon ana the committee In charge
las secured an option on an Instrument of
that value. The committee In chrge Is
nade up of the Rev. R. F. Johonnot, Her
bert T. Kelley and W. C. Jewett
The men and women who study th
lads are never In doubt about the cor
rt-efness of style in clothe, silver, auto-
rioblles or in kitchenettes,
ARREST BALL PLAYERS
K. C.'n and Barre Athletic Team
Charged With Violating "Dltie
Lnw" Counter Tactic Started
Montpelier, Aug. S. The members of
the Knlghtu of Columbus and Barre
Athletic baseball teams and the um
pire of the game started at Intercity
Park at three o'clock this afternoon
were taken after they have played one
half of an Inning to Barre in a special
electric car and then released, having
been directed to appear In Barre city
court at nine o'clock Monday morning
to answer to the charge of breaking
the Sunday laws by playing baBeball.
Some time ago, E. R. Davis, the States
attorney, issued a statement that Sun
day haseball would not be allowed but
games have been played since that
time in Middlesex and North Montpe
lier. Therefore the managers of the
two teams which were to play this
afternoon arranged for a game at In
tercity Park There was a Targe crowd
present and the officers who took them
In custody were hooted at and Jeered
by the audience which came to the
grand stand hoping that the game
would be prayed.
Persons in favor of allowing base
ball and claiming there should be but
one law were in Barre tnis afternoon
and took the names of all merchants
whose stores were open as well as the
names of the stores open in Montpelier.
There were also numbers of well known
persons who were operating automobiles
noted down, and one of those who
took the numbers this afternoon stated
this evening that complaints would be
made against these persons for break
ing the Sunday laws known as the
"Old Blue Law of Vermont," which
practically restrain a person from all
recreation on Sunday.
LITTLE BOY ELECTROCUTED
Was Playing with Wet Cord Used to
Rnlse Street Light Hit Hla-h
High VollnKe Wire
Morrisville. Aug. lO.-Adolnh Raymond.
the 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 1
Raymond, was electrocuted on the Arthur.
waite comer about 8:15 this morning
while playing with a wet cord used to
raise and lower the electric light on the
corner of Maple and Main streets.
He was seen to take hold of the cord
above the winding block and swing it back
and forth, evidently getting a slight shock
when It hit the high voltage arc light
wire. Probably he pulled a little too hard
and held It for an Instant against the live
wire, making a perfect circuit as he stood
on the wet ground In his bare feet.
Medical aid w-as summoned, but all
efforts to bring back the spark of life were
unavailing. He is survived by his parents,
three hrothers and six sisters.
The only mark on him was on his left
hand, which was badly burned.
FEDERAL TROOPS IN
DENVER RESTORE ORDER
Striking Carmen Will Not Return
Work With Strike Breakers
Denver. Aug. D. Five hundred soldiers
from Camp Funston arrived In Denver at
6:00 a. m. to-day and the first street cars
began running manned by strike-breakers
each car protected by a squad of police.
The city Is quiet.
At a meeting of tramway workers It
was decided not to return to work unless
the company took the men back In a body
and discharged the strike-breakers. The
company refused. Twenty cars on ten
lines were operated by strike-breakers.
Automobiles loaded with troops followed
most of the cars.
Barre rhyalclnn Loe
Barre, Aug. 8 The authorities an
working to solve the burglary of the of.
flee of D. A. Pern' in the Howland block.
This occurred some time Thursday night
when about $350 was stolen from the safe.
The last person in the office cannot tell
whether he locked the safe nor whether the
door was locked that night. Two checks
were left, one for $32 and one for $25, one
of which was signed, while the other was
Gets Printing Contract
Montpelier, Aug, S. George E. Carpen
ter, State purchasing agent, has awarded
the contract for the printing of the In
surance commissioner's report to the
Goble Press, whicfi has htfd the printing
contract for a few yoars. There are still
two contracts on State printing to be
awarded, one of which is the newspaper
JOHN BARRYMORE TAKES BRIDE
New York. Aug. 5. John Barrymore,
widely known actor, and Mrs. Leonard M.
Thomas, formerly Miss Blanche Oelrlchs,
socially prominent In this city, were mar
ried hfre to-day in the Rltz Carlton
For Benefit of Tourists, Highway
Commissioner Bate Describe
Montpelier. Aug. 6.-S. B. Bates, State
highway commissioner, has Issued the
following statement for the benefit of
tourists as t6 where road construction
Is under way:
Manchester Village Street construe
tlon going on. Detour on side street is
Marlboro 6n road from Bennington to
Brattlehoro. Federal aid construction.
R6ad Is passable.
Brattleboro On road from Bennington
to Brattleboro. Road construction in prog,
ress considerable of the distance between
West Brattleboro and Marlboro town
lines. Road Is passable.
Chester Between Gassett's Station and
North Springfield on road from Spring
field to Cavandlsh. Road construction.
Advisable to detour via Chester Depot.
Cavendish Between Cavendish and As
Cutnevvflle. Road construction. Detfour
Windsor West of Windsor toward
I Reading. Road construction. Detour via
road to the south.
Pomfret On road from Woodstock to
Bethel via Barnard. Bridge construction.
Temporary detour around work.
Bethel Bridge construction ono mile
south of Bethel. Through traffic from
Rutland toward Randolph and Mont
pelier, detour to west side of river at
Gaysvllle or from the north going toward
Rutland, take west side road at Bethel.
Traffic from White River Junction and
Woodstock via Barnard coming north
from Bethel or traffic from north of
Bethel going south via Barnard will de
tour by hill road to the east of the work
as per signs.
Sherburne Federal aid construction In
' progress south of Sherburne. P. Q. On
i road between Rutland and Woodstock.
Roa.d Is kept In good condition for travel.
Rutland On main road from Rutland
to Chittenden. Bridge repairs 2 1-2 miles
north of Rutland. Detour Is necessary
via main road between Rutland and Men
don for four miles and then by town rond
for two miles on to main road to Chit
tenden. MIddlebury West toward Bridport and
West Bridport ferry. Twelve hundred feet
of road under repair. Road passable.
Bridport On road between Bridport and
MIddlebury, two miles east of Bridport
village. Bridge construction. Passable.
Falrlee On road between White River
Junction and Wells River. Federal aid
construction. Detour to the west via Lake
Moroy or to the east via New Hampshire
Newbury Bridge construction. Three
miles west of Wells River on road lead
ing toward South Ryegate, Barre and
Montpelier. Temporary detour provided.
Barre On south Main street leading to
ward Williamstown. Bridge construction.
Temporary detour around work.
Montpelier On Northfield street, lead
ing toward Northfield, Randolph and
Bethel. Excavation for retaining wall.
Road passable, but drive slowly. Advisa
ble for heavy trucks to detour via Mont
East Montpelier On road from Mont
pelier to Hardwlck 'and Danville. Federal
aid construction Detour necessary Either
via town hall to East Montpelier as per
detour signs or via Barre.
Wllllston On road from Montpelier to
Burlington. Federal aid construction. De
tour via North Wllllston. Follow the
Wlnooski On road between Burlington
and Essex Junction. Federal aid construc
tion Job completed and road now open for
Stowe Road to Mt. Mansfield. Bridge
construction. Temporary detour around
bridge accommodates all traffic.
Colchester On Sunderland Hollow roid
between Burlington and Sand Bar Bridge.
Grading at a point one mile north of
Wlnooski village. No detour required at
present but will be later
Swanton Road from Swanton village
to East Alburg ferry. North road rough.
Road to the south via McQuam Bay is
better at present.
St. Albans Lake shore road from St.
Albans Bay along McQuam Bay is some
what out of repair. Road Is better at
present via St Alhans city and Swan
Irasburg On road from Newport to
Orleans Federal aid construction, three
miles in length. No detour required.
Newport On road from Newport Cen
ter toward North Troy. Slide being re
paired. Road passable.
Barton Two and one-half miles west
of Barton village on road to West Glover
and Cratshury. Road construction In
progress. No detour necessary-
" heelock-Brldge construction. First
Dr"1Be east of Wheelock village on road
toward Lvntion and Lyndonville. Short
West Topsham Bridge under construc
tion. Short detour.
Vergennes Main street under recon
struction. Steam roller being used. No
National Funeral Directors' President
Ak for "Beat Ethical Standards
Rutland. Aug. 6. "There are always big
difficulties In applying abstract rules of
moral conduct to business," said John F.
Martin, of Elizabeth, N. J president of
the National Funeral Directors' associa
tion In his speech delivered before the
Vermont Funeral Directors and Embalm
ers' association at the 20th annual con
vention here to-day. "But In all lines
to-day the effort Is being made. We are
confronted with new conditions, and the
man whose desire In life Is to do right
must aid in the adjustment to new con
ditions. The man of twenty or twenty
five years ago learned a great new lesson.
He discovered that he could do better in
business by co-operating with his com
petitors than In fighting them, and so the
great combination, trusts and labor unions
came Into being. Tho man of to-morrow
will make his success by co-operating
not only with his competitors but with
the public. This Is the great new Idea
that Is Just dawning on the business and
professional world, Now to get Into line
and be ready for what is going to happen,
there are several things for us to do, and
If we strive to do these things faithfully
we shall be taking the steps that are
necessary to lift our business out of the
dust of mere commercialism into the
higher and clearer air of a true profession.
"How, then, shall we go about It? In
the first place, we must get the confidence
of the people, and to do that we must
hold ourselves up to the best ethical
standards of a profession. From a news
paper article printed not so long ago I
quote the folowing'
" 'The undertaker could render genuine
service by urging simplicity. A woman
selected a $300 funeral for her husband.
When asked how she would pay she said
she had $200 and would pay the balance In
weekly Installments. The undertaker flatly
refused to bury her husband unless she
selected an $80 funeral and nlthough the
woman was angry she finally agreed to
his suggestion. After the funeral she saw
her situation In Us true light and grate.
fully thanked the funeral director for
saving her months of misery.'
"Here, then, Is a genuine service we can
render humanity. We can be friendly
advisers to those who have no experi
ence and who need some one they can
trust to tell them What they should do.
We can urge simplicity when simplicity
Is called for by the financial condition
of the family. Again we can be of
service to humanity, and thereby lift
our business Into a profession by work
ing" to reform the oin custom.
"There is nothing In the fact of death
that is morbid or uncanny. It Is because
death has been associated with so muc'h
that Is morbid and uncanny that people
havo such fcor of It. In the old cemeter
ies wo find the skull and crossbono on
tombstones. Our Idean of death are
mixed with superstitions of our pagan
ancestors. You do not find In the Bible
all that stuff Shakospearo has about
yawning graves, shivering ghosts, sounds
at midnight from the graveyards. That
Is all barbaric paganism. Yet It is to
those things that wo owo to-day all that
Is horrible In our Idea of death.
"Now, I feel that this association
that this profession can do a great deal
to lessen the fear of death, to present
death, in Its true light. There will be
many who will still prefer to wear crepe,
cover their faces with heavy veils, em
phasize every symptom of grief. Old ways
are hard to change, "but they are being
"In the professions something more than
money Is essential to professional em
inence. There are rich shysters and rich
quacks, but we do not call them suc
cessful. Success In a profession Implies
the observance of set standards of pro
fessional conduct. The really wise funeral
director Is satisfied if in an unpopular
profession he has done his duty, proud
in the conviction that the knowledge
and work to which his life Is consecrated
Is of things which It concerns the world
to have done right.
"I am, of the opinion In fact I am
almost convinced that the next ten years
will see a very large reduction in tho
number of undertakers in the United
FOOTE FILES ASSENT
Cornwall Man Will Allow Vno f rtls
Name for Lleuteruuit-Oovernorshlp
Other Candidates Opinions
Montpollir, Aug. G. A. W. Footo of
Cornwall Inst evening filed his assent
to allow the use of his namo as a can
didate for lieutenant-governor in Ver
mont, with tho secretary of State, as
provided by law. F. H. Babbitt filed
his assent when his petition arrived
Thursday. Mr. Foote's petition arrived
last week but he did not flic his as
sent at that time.
Petitions from other candidates are
arriving, both in the Democratio and
Republicans tickets and as soon as
each has over 500 filed and the assent
placed in the secretary's hands the
actual filing of the petitions takes
Grand Lodge In to Meet for 32nd Cath
erine nt Lyndonville Septem
Montpelier, Aug. 9. The 32nd annual
convention of the Grand Lodge, Knights
of Pythias, will take place in Music hall,
Lyndonville September 1 Headquarters
will be at the Hotel Lyndon and
credentials will bo received there between
five and six o'clock the previous evening.
A r,nnttr. Hll h fc .l.- TIU.
... 'C ft.vn "III, II L
and Sisters in Lyndonville that evening
,hl??C "UrlThe body was fully clothed, but in an
guests. The uniform rank will go into en
campment at the club house grounds the
2Sth of this month, remaining through the
Grand Lodge session.
Additional information relative to the
plans Is being sent to the representatives
elected from the different lodges.
EXPEDITION WILL GO
AFTER PIRATES' GOLD
Ship Will Visit Smith Pndfic to Test
New York, Aug. 9. Pinning their faith
on the powers of a newly-invented device
for the detection of gold deposits. An
drew Culllns, a well-known prospector
of Halleyhury, Canada, and the Rev.
Father Therlault of the same town plan
a trip to the South Pacific islands to
search for buried treasure, according to
a Joint statement they made recently in
It was said that tho trip was being fi
nanced by a New York capitalist, whose
name was not disclosed, and the fortune
feekers were to confer with him In this
city before setting off on the long Jaunt.
A test of the machine was said to have
been made recently In Toronto by hiding
gold coins In a house and the device in
dicated the presence of the money.
According to tho report of friends of
Mr. Culllns, the Invention, if it proves
successful, will be of more value In a
search Buch as Is planned than In indicat
ing gold locations in the mining districts,
because in searching for gold-bearing
veins it will not determine the quantities
or depth at which the metal would be
found, nnd therefore the operators would
not know whether It would be in suffi
cient quantities to Justify development.
, This Is given as the reason of the In
ventor In searching for hidden treasure
from foundered ships or burled by pirates
In the South Sea Islands.
Most of the patients enjoying the
benefits of the Tost-Graduate's radium re
search work are persons of small means.
Dr. Willis emphasized the statement
that the limited knowledge of the powers
of radium is due to the fact that few
hospitals have been able to obtain the
precious stuff for purposes of experi
mentation and, as a result, thp progress
toward a standardized method of treat
ment 1ms been slow. lie said that
the treatment by radium of the cancerous
growth Itself was one phase of the work
being studied and another was the ap
plication of radium to the surfaces after
the growth had been removed.
HELPS TUBERCULAR GLANDS
Among tho cases reviewed hy the clinic
yesterday wero several in which radium
had been successfully used In the treat
ment of tubercular glands, one being that.
of a young gin wno naa suffered from
this affliction for years as a result of,
severe burns aDoui me mroat ana should -
ers and subsequent skin-grafting.
BELIEVE THAT ITALIAN
Montpelier. Aug. 5. Did Frank Tironl,
who has been in the hospital In Barre,
try to escape from acting as tho princi
pal witness In a stabbing affair that
took place in Falrlee recently, is the
question t'hat Sheriff George Tracy of
Chelsea is trying to solve. Tironl has
been removed from the hospital to the
Orange county Jail to await the trial.
Thursday evening Tironl left the hos
pltal and did not return. The police lo
cated him In the north end of the city In
Aid Trout Propogation
Montpolter, Aug. 6. Linus Leavens,
fish and game commissioner, has re
turned from Plttsfield, where he con
ferred with residents in that section
on the plan of closing the head waters
of the White river in Plttsfield, the
upper parts of the south and west
branches of the Twlgg river which
empties into the White Rlvar.
The lower portion of the Twlgg
river will be open to trout fiehing. but
the two branches named will be used
for native propagation of trout, which
will Improve fishing In the lower part
of the stream much faster than by
stocking with hatchery trout.
FRF.E PRESS WA.VT ADS 1'AY BEST
IS CHARGED WITH
MURDER OF GIRL
Arthur Mudgett Arrested
Result of Amy Shonio's
Johnson Vt.. Aug. 10. Arthur Mud
Rett of this village was yesterday
afternoon arrested on a warrant charg
ing him with the murder of Amy
Shonlo. the 19-year-old factory em
ploye whose body was found back of
the cemetery here last Tuesday, after
she had been missing three days. He
wan taken to the county Jail at Hyde
Park and will be given a. hearing as
soon as possible before Justice E. A.
Lafountaln of MorrtsvlUe, when It is
expected he will be bound over for trial
at the next term of Lamoille county
court. Announcement of the arrest and
thn rhnrire waa made to-day to the
Free Press bv Attorney General Frank
C. Archibald and States Attorney
Tmm nt Johnson. The arrest was
made yesterday afternoon in Johnson
hv Denutv Sheriff W. C. Jones and
Constable E. E. Holmes. Attorney
rtenernl Archibald would not say In
trii.i n.av Mndirett Is charged with
murdering the girl, but indicated that
the authorities believed they had suf
ficient evidence to hold Mudgett fori
trial. The warrant simply charges Mud
gett with murdering Miss Shonlo. The
authorities would not amplify this
Tho arrest of Mudgett closely fol
lows the report of the autopsy made to
State's Attorney Tracy, upon receiving
which tho authorities concluded the
case was one of murder.
Mudgett, who Is about 3' years old.
Is a married man who has not been
living with his wife. He has been
employed for tho post IB months by
various people at different places. Of
late he has been working for the C. H.
Stafford & Son Lumber company of
Morrisville at their timber land in
He is said to have taken his arrest
with great surprise. Tho Inquest Into
the mysterious case of the young girl's
death has been going on for several
days. The Investigation has been
shrouded in mystery and the details
as to how the young girl is believed
to have met death are withheld, for
the time being, at any rate.
Miss Shonlo, who was a Stowe girl,
came to Johnson to work in the fac
tory about a year ago. She Livjed
quietly and It was said after her death
that so far as known she had no young
men visitors. When she failed to re
appear at her boarding place, the home
of Orin Foster, Mr and Mrs. Foster
believed she had gone to her home in
Stowe. Sunday they phoned to her
father, and discovered she had not
been there. They then notified State's
Attorney Tray, and a search was in
in the finding of
tree near an old
her body under a
unnatural position. It was at first be
lleved she had committed suicide.
Photographs of the body were taken
as It was found, however.
Despite the announcement officially
made that the authorities were pro
ceeding under the assumption that the
case was one of suicide, the girl's rel
atives and friends stoutly maintained
she had been murdered.
Executive Report of State Branch ot
Federation of Labor Takes
Fling at Oov.
St. Albans, Aug. 10. Gov. P. W.
Clement and his administration received
bitter denunciation through the report of
the executive committee of the Vermont
State branch of the American Federation
of Labor, which opened a three-day ees
slon this morning at Lahor hall. The free
dom of the city was offered by Mayor
Charles A. Buck and Immediately the work
of the convention was taken up.
Reference Is also made to the State
campaign for the governorship nomina
tion, It being set forth that a question
nalre had been sent to the several candl
dates on matters of Importance to the
wage earners In Vermont. Replies have
been received from Messrs. Hartness,
Babbitt and Agan, but Mr. Emery has
not replied. These replies will come
up before the convention and It win he
for the delegates to endorse or not tn-
dorse any particular candidate, the re
port points out.
A second direct smash at Go'ernor
Clement Is taken In that section of the
report dealing with "reconstruction
The Governor had been asked to call a
meeting of the principal manufacturers
and labor representatives to consider
ways and means of continuing economic
peace within the State and to co-operate
in the "new re-blrth of the agricultural
and Industrial life of our State." He
replied that tnere was no need for such
"Past Governors," said the report,
"such as Fletcher, Gates and Graham
the milk of human kindness In them,
manfully listened to the workers' plea
for betterment and did all In their power
to make the life of the Industrial workers
In Vermont brighter and better than It
had ever been before."
The report considers the workmen's
compensation law as the "most Important
question before the wage earners of Ver
mont." The delegates are urged to see
to it that the next (fovernor "nlaees him.
Belf squarely In favor of women's rights
' and votes,
The report showed that for the year
, ending July 1, 1918, over $55,000 was paid in
compensation under the law to Injures
workmen; over $1,000 paid In medical fees
and $1,000 paid for funeral expenses. Dur
ing the year there was paid for compen
satlon, medical and funeral expenses for
fatalities resulting from the Burlington
tunnel railroad accident, June 6, 1918, the
sum of $19,451.33.
Those present are: First Vice-President
Jack P. Mason of Burlington, who Is pre
siding at the meeting; fifth vice-president
James J. Reedy of Rutland, sixth vice-
president. W M. Aylward of Waterbury,
Stato organizer. Frank Bergeron of Bur
lington, Secretary Alexander Ironside of
Barre. President Fred W Suiter e
Barre was unahle to be present because
The following committees were elected!
Auditing and credentials committee, S.
R, Hoffman; scale workers of Rutland,
C. L. Covey, painters of Burlington; W.
C. Somervllle, street railway employers
of Montpelier, constitution hy-laws, J P.
Sullivan, quarry workers of GrnnlteWllo.
W. P. Germain, central trades and labor
council of Rutland; M, H, Reagan, cen
tral labor union of Montpelier, II, H, Car
penter, carpenters of Burlington, Robert
Howard, paper makers of Bellows Falls;
resolutions committee, William Eagen,
Central Labor union of Barre, Joseph E.
Moore, plumbers of Burlington F. A.
Snyder, machinists of Rutland, F. R.
Jameson, carpenters of Barre, W M. Aly
ward, granite cutters of Waterbury, com
mittee on executive boards report, S. L.
Huffmlne, scale workers of Rutland, W.
A. Castle, carpenters of Rutland, H. E.
Duehette, carpenters of Montpelier, F.
E. Wyman, painters of Montpelier, C. L.
Covey, painters of Burlington; Sergeant-
atArms C. H. Reagan of Montpelier.
The first speaker of the afternoon
session was James J. Hamilton of
Plttsfield, Mass., who addressed the
meeting: a a representative of the
United States treasury department of
the First Federal qlstrfict. Ho ex
plained to them to take advantage of
the "Thrift and Saving Movement."
He. also explained how permanent
treasuries of certain lodges havo
bought savings stamps In order to re
ceive the highest Interest on the mon
ey. He closed by telling of the serious
problems confronting labor at this
time and said they could be greatly
alleviated by co-operation with the
government in saving so that a man
might always have something to fall
FACES POSTAL CHARGE
Keller, Ending Windsor Term, Held In
$5,000 Charged with Attempting to
Cash Potal Certiflcatefi
Brattleboro, Aug. 9. John Kelley,
alias Aloys Knoll, alias John Deforge,
was brought here last night by United
States Attorney A. P. Carpenter at the
expiration of a sentence In the State
Prison at Windsor for grand larceny
in Burlington and was arraigned be
fore United States Commissioner Clar
ence M. Miller on the charge of at
temntlng to cash forged United States
postal savings certificates at the post
offifce In Plttsfield, Mass., last Septem
ber. He waived examlnaton and as he
could not furnish ball of $5,000 was ta
ken to the county Jail at Newfane to
await an order transferring him to the
Kelley is said to have stolen six pos
tal certificates from Aloys Knoll In
Canaan, N. Y and It is alleged he pre
sented three of them aggregating $250
to William H. Clifford, clerk In the
Plttsfield postofflce requesting th
money after having forged the owner's
endorsement. It is understood he did
not get the money at the postofflce,
being unable to identify himself, but
that he did secure the cash elsewhere.
Among his effects are two bank books
belonging to Mr. Knoll. Kelley is
wanted In New York on a larceny
charge and Is wanted by the navy de
partment on the charge of deserting
from the naval training station at
Newport, R. I., May 23. 1319. His finger
prints corresponding with some on file
In tho navy department identifies him.
H says he was born in New York tn
Trk-n In liy DnkerHficld Family In Ex-
hanxted Condition Wanted to Go
I to Work
St Albans, Aug. 8. Phyllis Lake, the
15-ycar-oId daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.
C. Lake of St. Albans Hill, who left home
early Tuesday morning and who was
found late Friday evening at the farm
of Arthur Wells In Bakersfleld. gives
only one reason for leaving home and that
was her desire to go to work.
The young girl was taken in Wednes
day by the Wells family In rather an
exhausted condition. She had nothing to
eat, she declared, since leaving her home
Deputy Sheriff H. D. Sturtevant of
East Fairfield, was the official who final
ly secured trace of the girl.
CAUGHT BY FLAMES,
DROPS FIVE STORIES
New York. Aug. 6. An explosion fol
lowed by a burst of flames brought a
crowd yesterday afternoon to Lafayette
and Walker streets. They saw a man
hanging by his hands and one foot from
the window ledge on the fifth floor of
the eight story loft building on the north
While sorae of the spectators shouted to
the man not to Jump others ran to engine
house 31, on the next block. Before a lire
net could be spread or ladders run up the
man, who had clung to the sill for al
most five minutes, lost his grip and his
body whirled through the air, striking
the cornices on the third and fourth
floors and crashing through a glass awn
ing to the sidewalk.
He was taken unconscious to Volun
teer Hospital, where an examination
showed he was not hurt fatally. Bruises
and a possible fracture of the hip were
the extent of his injuries. He is Ben
jamin Finkel of 628 East Eleventh street,
employed by the Universal Mercantile
A quantity of celluloid used In manu
facturing combs causedT the fire to epread
so rapidly that before the firemen could
throw a stream on It the three upper
floors of the building were ablaze. The
elevator boy made five trips with men
and girls packed in so close he could
scarcely manipulate the control lever. No
one except Finkel was hurt.
The damage to the building was esti
mated at $50,000. The Universal company's
loss, according to an official, was not less
tnan $100,000. The tufbln Rule and Tape
company, on the upper floors also suf
fered heavy damages.
GIRLS TO AID
Will Assist Vermont Display at East
State Exposition at Springfield
Montpelier, Aug. 8. The following Ver
mont girls have promised to help In the
Vermont display and sales work at the
Eastern States Exposition at Springfield,
Mass., this fall: Florence Brewster,
Johnson; Helen Aiken, Burlington; Doris
Slack, Randolph Center: Janice Bylngton.
Charlotte; Marlon Wright, Burlington;
Marlon Anker, Barre; Mildred Hooker.
Hardwlck; Thelma Edmunds, Morris
ville; Merle Smalley, Morrisville: Ouln
hild Myheburg, Proctor: Eleana Hutton,
Bennington: Hilda Martinson, Barre;
Rhoda Orvls, Manchester: Mary Shorey,
Montpelier: Helen Thorne, Vergennes;
Marion Barrows, Johnson; Forenee Bar
rows, Johnson and Emily Dodge, Barre.
FIVE ARE HURLED
200 FEET TO DEATH
Interurban Car Strikes Auto Contain
ing Family and Only One Escapes
Orion. Mich., Aug. 8. Five persons were
killed this afternoon when an automobile
in which they were riding was struck by
an Interurban car on a crossing near here.
The occupants of the automobile all mem
bers of one family, were hurled 200 feet
and with one exception were killed In
stantly. AUTOS CRASH
Car Misses fining- Into Rlter hy Foot
Top Saved Occupants Injury
MIddlebury. Aug. 6. One man waa
slightly hurt and three escaped when two
autos enme together at the entrance to
the Nash bridge over the New Haven
river early this evening, one machine
plunging 10 feet down the embankment.
If It had gone a foot more it would have
dashed Into the water. The machines were
those of Ernest Hammer, whose house Is
near the bridge, and Warren Delphla of
Cornwall, who had with him Harold
Cady, Emest Prevost and Roy Foster of
MIddlebury The latter went down the
bank and the top being up the occupants
were saved. One of Foster's legs was
Well-tf-Do Farmer Fined ?3fK nnd
Gets One to Six Years -Makes
Montpelier, Aug. 8. Sumner Stearns, a
well-to-do farmer of Waterbury and
R. F. D. carrier, pleaded guilty in Mont
pelier City Court Saturday morning to the
charge of breaking and entering the mill
of E. T, Seabury In the village of Water
bury In the night time and was given a
fine of $500 and costs and sentenced to tho
State's prison for not less than one year
nor more than six. In addition to this
he made restitution to Mr. Seabury of
$2,200 as a debt for the feed he had taken
and paid $565, the book account which he
had at the mill. In all he has paid over
$3,000 to Mr. Seabury.
Mr. Seabury last winter satisfied him
self that he was losing feed from his mill
regularly, but.all efforts to catch the man
failed. Recently Mr. Crowley of tho
James R. Wood detective agency has
been employed on tho Job, with tho re
sult that Friday night he caught tho
man and Mr. Stearns was brought to
Montpelier Saturday morning, pleading
Stearns had used a long pole and by
pushing this through the cap hole In the
side of the building was able to unbar
the door to the mill. Ho would enter tho
mill, remove what feed he wanted to tho
platform outside and then rebolt the door,
afterward going to his home. About day
break he would go back to the mill and
remove the feed to his home. It Is under
stood that he expected to say, if anyone
saw him, that the feed had been left
out at his request the previous night that
he might get it early that morning.
He kept a fairly good account of tho
feed he had taken away and, according
to this. It amounted to $1,800. The re
mainder of the $2,200 is for expenses.
TO DEOICATE TAfT LODGE
Practically Completed anil Will Bo
Formally Opened on Benninpton
Montpelier, Aug. 6. W, G. Hastings.
Stite forester, has bean asked to mako
the presentation of the permit of tho
State to the Green Mountain club for use
of land on Mt. Mansfield for tho Elihu
B. Taft Lodge at the dedication exer
cises that win take place August 16, Ben
nington Battle Day. The lodge is prac
tically completed and will be ready for
dedication by that day. The acceptance
of the lodge by the president of the club
and other exercises will probably take
Mr. Hastings has received notice that
two fires havo occurred as a result of
the continued dry weather for the last
two weeks, namely, one in Essex, Which
looks like neglect, and one in Lowell,
both of which have been put out with
but little loss.
Clement Putfc Signature to Federal Aid
Road AVorlc Job
Montpelier, Aug. 10. Out of tho five
offers for contracts to construct federal
aid projects In which bids were opened
at two o'clock this afternoon four con
tracts were awarded this evening. Gov.
P. W. Clement having Inspected the con
tracts and signed them according to the
provisions under which they have to be
let. One contract was rejected. This
was the St .Albans one, tn which John
H. Button, who bid $28,538. was bo much
aliove the estimate that It could not- be
The contracts awarded were: Dorset
Job. G. L. Gregolre & Co. of Barre, for
$132,716.68. (There were four other bid
ders.) New Haven to Waltham. M. Floud
& Son, Qulncy, Majs., $103,110.05: Barnet
Job, the Arborio company of Hartford.
Oonn $28,497.20; Mt Tabor Danby job,
W. E. Dlx Corp., Springfield. $120,312.20.
There- were three other bidders on thjr
TO INCREASE STOCK
Reynolds Co. of Burlington Rave 8200.
000 Capital Rutland Firm, $500,000
Montpelier. Aug. 5. The W. G. Rey
nolds company of Burlington has filed
with the secretary of State a certificate
that the company Intends to increase its
capital stock from $150,000 to $200,000.
The Kolstad Taylor company of Brat
tleboro has certified that It has a paid
up capital stock of $75,000; while the New
England Table Manufacturing company
of Rutland Intends to amend Its articles
of association so that the capital stock
will be $500,000.
HAY PUT OUT LIGHTS
Wtip Got Into Wires and as Res-alt,
Barre. and Montpelier- Were Dark
Barre, Aug. 5. A wisp of hay on
the Llbby farm In West "Berlin threw
the lighting system In this city and
Montpelier out of wortting order about
1:30 this morning, according to of
ficials of the company. It appears one
wife had burned off and two insula
tors have been broken. A heavy gala
of wind blew some hay into the wires,
resulting in the short circuit on tho
33,000 volt wire, which caused th
Sherman Electric Co. and RcnicK
Montle Firm File Their Papers
Montpelier, Aug. . The Sherman, Elec
tric company has filed articles of'iaaso
elation in the office of the secretary, ofi
State. The papers are signed by A.N
and M. B. Sherman of W!lllamsvlllv andi
A. V. D. Piper of Brattleboro.
The Herrick Montle company of Rloh
ford has filed papers In the same offici
to conduct business in Richford with a,
capital stock of $5,000. These are signed'
by C. M. Montle. H. S. Herrick and S. H.
Borlght of Richford.
The Caledonia Mills of St. Johnsbury
has certified that it Intends to issue 900
shares of stock.
BROWN HAS RECORD
Serrlng 80 Day Burglary Term, Prove
to Be Amesbury, Jinu., Probationer
Montpelier, Aug. 5.-Chief of Police
Connolly is Investigating the career of
Leonard Brown, convicted of robbery
here yesterday and finds that he is on
probation for some offense that took
place in Amesbury. Mass. He has writ
ten the probation officer in that section
that Brown, who stole goods from Fred
erick P, Dower, Is in Jail here serving a
30 days' sentence and asking advice rel
ative to the youth after his term ex
pires. This morning when Chief Connolly
was looking through some more of
Brown's clothing he found a safety razor
that belongs to Mr. Dower.
WATERBURY BOY DIES
AT FORT LEAVENSWORTH
Waterbury. Aug. 8. Mrs. Ira Westcott
received word this afternoon of the .death
of her eon. Myrl Ha6klns, 18, at Fort
Leavenworth. Kans.. as the result of a
shooting accident, He was a member ot
Company G, 27th Artillery. ant enlisted
from Duxbury. He served during the war.
Besides his mother, Mrs. Wescott, he is
survived by a brother, Bernle, who is in
the service In Manila; a sister. Mrs. John
Clark, of this place; a half-brother,,