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VOL. VC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXVII.
BURLINGTON. VERMPffSbPTHURSDAY. DECEMBER 30, 1920.
BOILED RICE AT
$1 pA PLATE
Thousands of New York's Men
and Women Pay That Amount
Each Proceeds Are for Eu
rope's Starving Children
tttnr York, Dee. 20. One thousand of
Jew Tork'n men nnd women of wealth
paid $1,000 or morn each here lo-nlght In
it at n plnln board tabic anil .eat bollcl
The "banquet" was a testimonial ar
ranged by Herbert Hoover, chairman of
the European Itellef rouncll. of Ameri
ca's effort to succor tho 3,r,no,OiO starving
children of Europe.
Tho rice, accompanied by white bread
nnd a cup of cocoa, was tho same as serv
ed to starving children at relief stations
throughout Europe at a cost of less than
a. cent and a half.
General John J. Pershing, Mr. Hoover,
Tohn D. Rockefeller, Jr., Mrs. August
Belmont and other notable carried soup
bowls and were first In n line that passed
by army field kitchens to he served. The
-ervttors were society younK women.
Fritz Krelsler entertained tho dlncn
with several violin solos.
A vacant high chair, placed for the
Invisible" guest of honor tho children
for whom Hoover's onmpnlgn of !5.iOO.Cj
was launched, stood at the head of tho
MR. HOOVER SPEAKS
Mr. Hoover said In part:
"So long as any person in this nation
c;nn entertain nn automobile, he can en
tortaln 'an Invisible guest.' Then: are
six million automobiles nnd only 3,.W,(iu
guests. Slncit this nation Is spending u
billion dollars annually supporting auto
mobiles, another billion on ice cream,
cosmetics and chewing gum; ,i few bil
lion more on drinks, tobaccos and other
luxuries It has not reached a point of
destitution that warrants refusal to buy
liapplncss and cheerfulness for this muss
General Pershing. after eulogizing
Hoover for his work In Europe, imme
diately nfter the war, said:
"To-day oven tho most destituto of our
own children In America are rich In com
parison with millions of children of tho
poverty-stricken nations of Europe who
appeal to us for help. It seems to me
that if there ever was a time In the his
tory of tho world when human sympa
thies should be stirred to activity It Is
during this after-tho-war period. A
more recital of tho facts should (111 our
hearts with the tender emotions that
prompted the Master to sny: 'Suffer little
children to come unto me and forbid
them not, for of such Is tho Kingdom of
PERSHING FOR DISARMAMENT
General Pershing, continuing, spoke In
favor of world disarmament.
"The world doesn't seem to learn from
experience," ho said. "It would nppeur
that tho lessons of the past six years
should lie enough to convince everybody
of tho danger of nations striding up nnd
down the earth armed to the teeth. Hut
no one nation can reduce armnments un
less all do. Isn't It the time for an awak
ening among enlightened peoples to tho
nnd that tho leading lsiwers may reach
somo rational agreement which would not
only roliew tho world of this terrible
financial load, hut which In Itself would
be a long step toward the prevention of
"Ours is not nn aggressive nation. We
want no errltor, and we have no designs
on other people. If other nations have
the samo attitude it seems unreasonable
not to believe that all would lie willing
to provo It by consenting to limit arma
ments. "Unless somo such move be made wo
may well ask ourselves whether civili
zation does really reach a point where it
begins to destroy Itself nnd whether we
urn thus doomed 1o go headlong down
through destructive war to cl'irkiioss nnd
An Important step to prevent a recur
rence of a world war even greater than
tho one recently ended would be to cur
tail expenditures for the maintenance of
armies and navies, the general declared.
Mr. Hoover announced after the dinner
that tho thousand guests paid $2,01 1,221
or moro than $2,000 a plate.
PTTTTAlVn AT AM A P HIT IT-TP in
Rutland. Deo. 29. At a preliminary
hearing in city court lasting all day to
day Judge Georgn M. Goddard acquit ted
John W. Blanchnrd, a well-known Rut
land lumber dealer, of the charge of man
slaughter. While running an automobile
hero November 13 Blanchnrd struck and
killed four-year-old Mildred Pitts. A
secrot Inquest followed and on the basis
of evidence disclosed, State's Attorney
Phelps brought the manslaughter charge.
The little girl wns crossing the street with
her mother, Mis. A. ,1. Pitts. Tho machine
skidded when Blanchard tried to stop
and followed her to tho sidewalk.
EXHIBITS 523 BIRDS
Capital Poultry Ansix'tntliin lias Slnnv
niirlliijrtou Mini Among; Winner
Montpeller, Dec. 21. The Capital Poul
try association annual show, which Is
under way In Montpeller City Hall this
week, has nearly as many birds on exhibi
tion us last year, a total of 52.1 agulnst
fiW Inst season. Among tho winners nrn:
M. T. Sturtevant of Hrnndon, light
brabams, first cock, second and third hen,
hvowI and third cockerel first pullet,
first and second pun of young; M. F.
Phillips of Brandon, first and third hen,
llrsl cockorcl, second and ' third pullet.
third pen young; H. It. Turbox of Bur
lington, first cock, fourth hen, first cock
crel, first und fourth pullet.
SEEK RIGHT OF WAY
Public Service Commission Hears Peti
tion fur lllftlit In Cross lliillrond tirade
Montpeller, Dec. 23. A hearing took
place this morning bofore tho Public Herv
lae Commission upon thn petition brought
by tho Central Vermont railway, Artistic
Granite company, Monurd & Kmo Granlto
company, city of Montpeller, nnd Sabln
heirs, relative to permission to allow tho
construction of a grade crossing on tho
Sabln property In order that the ubovo
b-ranlto flrmH might havo a right of wny
to tholr property and cross tho railroad
at grade. No objection wus raised to tho
crossing and It ls llkoly that tho authority
will bo granted, The commission went to
Windsor, whero It hns two hearings, ono
' relatlvo to u grade crossing and tho other
to a public utility.
NO TRACE YET
OF LOST BALLOON
Canadian Mounted Police
Searching on Shores of
Halleybury, Ont., Dec. 2!!. Officers of
the Canadian Mounted Police here to
day extended their efforts to find some
trace of the American naval balloon,
missing from tho Rockawny naval air sta
tion for more thnn two weeks, to tho
Quebec side of Lake Temiscaming. Ser
geant Joytelephoned to residents In that
section directing them to notify tho po
lice If any Information Is ohtalned. Sor
peant .Toy said tn-nlght no reports of any
nature havo been received from tho
52 YEARS WITH WESTERN UNION
Tully n. Sliniv, Manager of Hie IliKlnnd
Office to It el I re Under Coiiipnny'N
Rutland. Dec. 29. After belnir con
tinuously In the employ of the Western
I'nlon Telegraph company for G2 vears.
37 of which he has been manager of the
Rutland ortlce, Tully D. Shaw of Klngsley
avenue, this city. Is to retire January 1
under the company's pension system. Mr.
hiinw took up telegraphy at the ago. of
eight years when the dots and dnshes
were marked on a tape for the benefit
of the operator. He has seen, during his
half century of sen-Ice, the methods Im
provH from tho single Morse system,
under which a wire could be used for
only one message at a time, to the Duplex,
Quadrtiplex and Multiplex Inventions
under which a wire's capacity Is almost
When Mr. Shaw took charge of the
local office he was mannger. cashier.
bookkeeper, operator and sometimes, his
own messenger hoy. As there were no
telephones then, the telegraph was mors,
extensively need thnn now in proportion
o the business done In the country. It
was customary to deliver messages for
points outside the city, where there were
no offices, hy team. Once Mr. Shaw drovo
to Mlddletown Springs with a livery horse
to place a message In the hnnds of the
In the old days, when the Central Ver
mont operated the Rutland railroad, train
dispatching was from St. Albans and
messages were sent through Rutland, nil'
conductors and trainmen getting their
orders from the Western I'nlon office
as they passed through this city. The
office nils then kept open during the en
tire HI hours of each day. From the
mutineer and one operator the forco has
grown to 10 persons.
II has fallen to the veteran manager's
lot to do many other things for the com
pany, besides looking after the affairs of
the local office. Once he was sent to Lako
Ge.orgo to close an office. He "transferred"
an olilce at Brandon on another occasion.
Such work Is now looked after by experts
from the main office.
Mr. Shaw was born In Weston, a son
of the late Dr. Ileman Shaw, who
practiced medicine In various Vermont
towns, and whose father. Ichabod Shaw,
was u Revolutionary soldier. His ancestry
also dates backs- to this period on his
mother's side, she being Sophia Smith,
whose grandfather, Capt. .Inhti Smith, u
native of Clarendon, was an officer In Col.
Seth Warner's regiment of Green Moun
tain Hoy fa mo.
When a boy of eight. Tully Shaw went
to work In the Western Union office at
lianby. He did various kinds of work and
learned w.tnt the dots and dashes meant.
Later, while going to school at Walllng
ford, he became proficient n an operator
and when a hoy of II was sent to
Lebanon Springs, X. V., to take chargo
of an office at Columbia Hall, a summer
hotel. He was later transferred to Man
chester and to St. Albans and spent six
years In Chicago, doing telegrnphy.
He returned East In 1SS2. nn July fi of
that year succeeding Frank W. Gary,
afterwards a Rutland grocer, as operator
at the local telegraph office. In tho spring
of 1SS.1 he became manager and has hold
office continuously since then.
Mr. Shaw will continue- his residence
In Rutland. He has a son, Raymond It
Shaw, who Is greatly Interested In
electricity and who takes up wireless
telegraphy as a bohby. During tho World
Wnr he was nbroarl witli a signal corps ,
composed largely of telephone company
employes. Another son, Edmund I'-Shaw,
Is teller of the Clement National Hank.
Mr. Shaw's successor has not been ap-
OLDEST BARRE MAN DIES
AT AGE OF 95 YEARS
llano, !"C. '. lohli Stewart, uged '.'
years, propauiy the oniesi citizen in tnis
city, died this morning. Ho was a native
of Princo Edward Island and followed tho
trade of a tailor. He leaves five children,
Mrs. Geotgc Strnlton of Barre, Mrs. John
McKoherlii of Prince Edward Island,
Mrs. Sarah Mae.Donald of California. Mrs.
.1. M. Cameron of Charlottetown. Me.,
and a son, Charles, of Maine, Tho
funeral was held this afternoon and tho
body was taken to Charlottetown, Me.,
Supreme CV.lirl Justices Hold Confer
ence Prepnrnlorj- tn Annniincrmrnts
Montpeller, Dec. 20. The Supreme Court
Justices are holding a conference 111
preparation for the opinions that will ha
rend at the January term of court which
convenes next week Tuesday.
HOLD KIAH IN $500
Pilot In Charged With llllvlnic 'M llot
tf uf Contraband Liquor
St. Albans, Her, 29. David A. Kluh, a
.pilot on one of the Great Lakes boats,
who was arrested a few days ago by
Deputy II. T. Sulllvvan, charged with
having '.n bottles of contraband liquor
In his possession, has been arraigned be
fore L'nlted Stales' Commissioner Charles
D, Watson, Ho was bound over for ap
pearanco at the February torm of tho
United States Court under ball nf .',(i0,
which ho did not furnish, and wus com
mitted to the Franklin county Jail.
Dean Furnishes Bail
St. Albuns, Dec. 29. Douglas Dean wns
arraigned before United Status Commis
sioner Churles I). AVatson yesterday
afternoon In connection with the finding
of about 2X) quarts of boozo In George
Mott's automobile at Sandbar Bridge lust
summer, I Joan waived examination and
was bound over In tho sum of J!iOO for
appearance at tho February term of Uni
ted States Court la Burlington. Ho fur
Carries a Total of $383,611,292
Which Represents Slashing of
$420,91'!, 192 from Estimates
of Govt. Departments.
Wnshlngton, Dec. 29. Two of tho fifteen
bills carrying- appropriations to run tho
government durln? the year beginning
next July 1 reached the House to-dfty and
were given rroro than the usual prelim
inary scrutiny bicause of the announced
Intention of Republican leaders to cut
Tho sundry civil bill, which contains the
miscellaneous approprlnt'ong as reported,
cnrrls a total of $3Ki,Gll,i9" This total
represent a slashing of S-I20.PH.lt2 from
tho estimates submitted by the rovto
ment departments and a reduction of
$i2,237,rll from tho amount appropriated
through tho ss-n-e bill last year,
Thrt cut In estimates for the postofflce
bill, thn other appropriation measure sub
mitted, however, wns not so groat and the
expondlturo recommended represented a
considerable Increase over this yeer's ap
propriation. The mcasur as reported
carried $r73,9M,721, a reduction of tll.4l2.lSl
from the amount asked by the postofflco
department, but an Increase of 163,530,021
over the appropriation for tho current
Democratic leaders wcro prompt to
point out that the sum total carried by
both bills, If passed as submitted by tho
appropriations committee, would add
$17,CoO,fiOO to the cost of running the gov
ernment next year. Republican leaders
were equally prompt In declaring thnt
there was abundant ground for gratifica
tion on their part, Inasmuch as they had
used the pruning knlfo on estimates of
Democratic department heads without
Outsldo of tho $223,000,000 provided for
the care of the dlsablod service men and
dependents of those killed, the sundry
civil measure left on $lfi0,Gll,292 for all
other purposes, as coinpured with $120,
000.000, tho amount appropriated for 191G.
Tho committee reported that the In
crease In the postofflce appropriation was
due principally to the $10,000,000 Increase
In the pay of city letter carriers; tho
$36,0(0,000 Increase allowed tho railroads
for mall transportation and the $12..V,0i
lncreaso In pay of clerks nnd employes.
TnlkM Over Wide Variety of Snbject
With Marion Visitor
Marlon, Ohio, Dec. 29. A wide variety
of subjects, Including the coal situation,
fcmckor control and tho naval hulldlng
program, were talked over by President
elect Harding to-day In a dozen confer
ences which kept him husy from early
morning until late at night.
Tho coal production problem was pre
sented to him by Daniel R. Wentz of
Philadelphia, president of the National
Coal association, who furnished detniled
Information nhont the present rate of
production and the outlook for tho com
Ipg year. Mr. Harding nsked many ques
tions on the subject, bur it was not In
dicated what attitude he took regarding
governmental regulation of the Industry.
Mr. AA'cntz was accompanied by Fred'JJp
ham of Chicago, a prominent coal man
who Is treasurer of tho Republican na
On tho subject of naval construction,
the President-elect sought information
from Representative Patrick A. Kelley of
Michigan, chairman of the House sub
committee which handles naval appro
priation":. Means and cutting down ex
penditures without crippling national de
fense were discussed nt length, Mr. Kel
ley suggesting that while the present
building program was being completed
an international agreement might bo per
fected for limitation of armaments. He
ulso urged that tho naval reserve plnn
be perfected ns an Inexpensive, guaran
tee of sufficient naval personnel.
A committee from Chicago, headed by
S. R. Stafford, president of the Chicago
,ycs,.,Cu ' !
llurdlng the ques on of govern menta
regulating of the uveitnck Industry and
four years the buslnes- should not ho
harassed undulv by legal "estrlcllons.
They asked that a secretary nf agricul
ture be selected In harmony with that
po'lo, hut said afterwards that they hud
not put forward any particular candi
date. With Mr. Stafford were Everett C.
Brown, president of the National Live
stock Exchange, and Kay Wood, chair
man of the organizations legislative com
mittee. All the. members of the delegation
expressed confidence that the President
elect would Inaugurate n policy tn re
assure the trndo and stabllUo markets.
Another caller was Victor F. Lawsori,
publlshnr of the Chlcaso Dally News, who
said his conference concerned various
CHECKER MEN MEET
William GUI of Ihlrltnarton Elected
Vlre-Iresldent of Slate Club
llnrre Sinn Winn
Montpolier, Dec. 29. Tho .annual
checker tournament of the Vermont
Cnecker club is taltlnp plnco In Montpeller
anfl will probably cloto to-morrow eve
ning. There are 18 matches being play
ed. Tho following offlcotH wcro elected:
President, AA'. D. Ingalls, Rlchford; vice
president, William Gill, Burlington; sec
retary nnd treasurer, AV. C. Hoag, Bur
lington; muster-of-games, O. E, G. Eaton,
AValtsfleld; governing board, Messrs. GUI,
Ingalls and Hoag, I). Stephens of Barre
won tho tournament score by 40 point.
By winning, ho nlwi Mccured the checker
board, having won three legs nn It, Mr,
Hong was second, 3." and AV, Mllo, Mont
peller, third with 3D.
It was voted to have the summer outing
In Montpeller nnd thnt In place of the an
nn I .hi A LiV "
nual match, tho New
club ibo entertalhcd and a match played
between the two clubs, Tho place may be
cftnuged. The date will bo fixed later,
Montjellor, Dec. 29. Potcr Gnrvey of
Burlington has reported to the secretary
of Stato that his machine und that nf
1l. J. Dnlglo's collided recently In Bur
llngtnn, wlillo Joseph Trombley of that
city has reported that his nulomobllo ran
Into a trolley cur, 11. M. Corbln of North
Hero hns reported his cur hit a (cum a
fow days ago.
OF JAZZ MUSIC
National Music Teachers in Ses
sion Say Good Music Is on
Chicago, Doc. 29. Tho demlso of Jazz
music nnd n renaissance of good music
were rr,dlln,1 lit. 1nlnentA In IV Mo.
;tionnt Music Teachers' association to-day.
"Music." declared H. G. McCutchan,
secretary of the association, "will glvo
the country the emotional stimulus for
merly taken by booze. A 3lnglng nation Is
a contentod nation; music will drown out
the Insidious muttering of red agitators."
GLEE CLUB HAS FESTIVAL
Album,' First MlJ-AVInter Heut
l'roe lllir Huvci- Symphony
Bt. Albans, Dec. 29. e?tor months of
preparation, the flrat n , lal iitld-wlivUr
festival of the St. Albiut- dloo club took
place .t tho City Hall tins afternoon and
tvonlng. This wan a tret for the music
lovers of St. Albans which thev hud been
anxiously waiting for our since notice
of the dute was made nubile L was a
great success. Tho St. Albans public re
sponded grac'ously to the call for support
of such an expensive entertainment, as
was evidenced by tho attendance at both
tho afternoon and eveii'nir entertainments.
Never wbr there such in elaborate pro
gram presented and so nrtlstlcally ex
ecuted In Franklin county as nt the city
Hall to-day. Mr. Anderson has proved be
fore that he Is a conductor of no small
merit and his work nt this festival munt
certainly stamp him as ,-n excellent con
ductor. The orchestra of 23 pieces proved
ns good If not better than at the May
festival. Charles Stratton, of the New
England Conservatory of .Music, Hoston,
who was highly recommended by Mrs,
Oliver Crocker Stevens, proved to be a
very fine singer. This was his first ap
pearance before a St. Albans public.
The solo work of William W. Ward on
tho vlollncello was ono of the many fea
tures. Mrs. John T. Cushlng of this city,
as accompanist, was at her best. Tho
piano accompaniments for Mr. Stratton
were by Mrs. Julie R. Stevens.
The festival will close Thursday eve
ning with a dnnre. The entire, sympnony
orchestra will be In attendance. Several
new faces were seen In the Glee club
personnel. The slngt- ' ' "'lib mcm
iers showed marked Improvement ami
good results of thel tr li..ng slnco tho
May festival. Mr. Stratton assisted Che
Glee chili with the tenor solos In "The
Nun of Nidaros."
The memlK-rs of the Glee club are: First
tenors: II W. Marvin. R. It. Perkins, Os
car Proulx, R. R. Corliss. II. M. Dewnrt.
Second tenors: H W. Demlng, Stanley
Cummlngs, R. W. Stoody, I. W. Howling.
William I-Inle. Jr., H. C. Fnlsom, . C. S.
Reemnn. Baritones: c. H. Anderson, A.
O. Tenney, C. W. Moore, II. I.. AVood, M.
D. Greene, R. M. Autln. Rosses: .1. H.
Spencer. C. K.. Pell, R. H. Doiney, J. G.
Smith. H. A. Dowllng. F. "I. Folsom.
Tho personnel of the o -If sf.a i-: First
violins: R. Gagnler, conenrtmnstrr; E.
Katz, J, Goulet, M. Gralnlck; (,-econd vio
lins: C. Goulet, G. L. Chntfield, Miss
Francis R, Collins; viola: M. Calnna, Jr.;
cellos: William W. Ward, H. W. Hatch;
bass: T. R. Merrill; flute. A. Mlgnolet;
oboe: C. Bonusolell; clarinets; 11. A. Les
sor, E. R, Loornix; bassoon, J. J. Gagnler;
ctirnets: A. Provost, D. I.. Long; tympanl,
C. l. Terroux; horns, P. Hardosl, N. S.
Miller; trombone, C. R. Coburn; bass
drum, sidedrum, cymbals and trap. It.
GENERAL GAS HAS BIG
HOLDINGS IN RUTLAND CO.
ilcveiuru ni llennnir i rirarr I o. on
Petition to lanil .More l'fd. Mock
Rutland, Dec. 20. That an issue nf slock
recently sold by the Rutland Railway.
Light and Power compnny was sold for
tho General Gas -ind K!e. trie company
nnd not for the Rutland conctvn nnd that
practically all of tl.e $M7'i proferred
stock and move than a million dollars in
common stock of the Itn'land railway
are owned b" 'Jenersl f;,is wmk d'.clnr.
ures made brforo the Vermont I'uhll.5
Service Commission at a htarlnp hire
yetrdny when tie local company nsked
nnrnuvelnti f.-t tactm nee t.. .-..
ferred rtock to give the ir.jnr.i:emi.nt nec-
a . WOI.,.ns. nrorniatlnn
,. ',,. ... (7 ,.,,..,., , p,,, ,.,.,
j treasurer cf the Rutland Railway, Light
J and Power company.
The Rutland company rectr.tly put out
a blf stock l.uuo and Rutland people n
vsted thousands nf dollars In It, believ
ing thnt It was stock of the Rutland hold
lags. It developed at yesterday's hearing
thct bonds w fitch mr.y b obtained cheap
er than the stock represent -s p'tcr lln
on thn company's property, hut this fn-t
wno not made known Vhn thn stock was
It h proposed to sell the Jt3 000 to'Gon
Mtftl G The Rutland company showed
tint their payroll was JtZ.OOO a. month
and that It was necessary to keep supplies
worth about 150.000 on hand. The monthly
receipts are about 151,000.
The commission learned that the Rut
land Interest!! are managed hy W. S.
Bnrstow fi Co., of New York who receive
a commission for thl. a
EXPORTS OF FOOD
Washington, Dec. 2S. Exports of
food products from the United States
during November amounted to $138,
8Sf,08l uh compared with 5133,4i7,lC! In No.
vember lll), For the eleven months of
1320 the total was tl, 42,1100,1 7fl whlln
for tho same period Inst yuor they
amounted to $l,i'fil.987,721.
Breadstuffs exported during Novem
ber worn valued at 509,777,081 as com
pared with $71,711. 90S in the corres
ponding month a year ago.
During tho eleven months this year,
breadstuffs exported totaled $9S2,'sri2.-
2 in. Exports of meat products last
onth amounted to $S9,2lI,ii7 while in
Novomber 1919, thoy wero valued at
Cotton seed oil sent abroad last No-
vember was valued at $3.02S,42.'i, nearly
' fl.OOO.tWO more than In November a year nn appropriation of $1,000 from each of
,50' wh" for tll5 cl,vo" n"'"ths iKitlodjtha States for rhe first your. In Malno
this year tho total valuo was $29,771 JS9 j the necessary action has already been i parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Farns
Mlnornl oils exported last month wero 1 taken. i worth. Prof. H. P. AVIlllamBOn do A'isme
valued nt $47,.T32,738, or aliout tl,mi,(m Tho chief arguments for having tho six Is In New York city, whoro ho will be
moro thnn In November, 1919. Tho total States act to.gether aro: That their com- formally Invested with the Cross of a
valuo during the eleven months period blned area is about equal to an nvorugo; Knight of the Legion of Honor, which
this year was $4Mi,iOT,Bvs.
Cotton valued at only $91,138,372 was ex
ported last month as compared with $181,
809,272 In November, 1919. Thn total ex
ported during the eleven months period
this year amounted to $l,0ll,0S3,D2:i.
Read tho nds and seo how many op
portunities thcrs aro.
WILL LEAVE FIUME
'Dying for Italy" Is Not Worth
While He Declares Negotia
tions for City's Surrender Arc
Now Going Forward
Rome, Dec. V.'. D'AnnnnzIo has issued
a proclamation declaring that It Is not
worth while dying for Italy. Ho said he
fe leaving r'.nmo by airplane.
This was ycm'-oltlclully announced hero
this afternoon, together with the an
nouncement that the Flume, agreement
may be regarded ns concluded.
Rome, Dec. 2-i Settlement of the Flume
question ln4(l on recognition of the
treaty of Ilapnllo, dlsbdndment of IV An-
.nunzla's lelonulres and neiviral amnesty.
Is expected some time to-day following
receipt of late advices from the b!ocRndm j
urea. Thn suspension of hostilities pre-!
vlously ordoied 1ib been ptolonged.
Negotiations for surrender are pro
ceeding with toe municipal council of
Flume, to which I' Annun.lo boa ceded
A description of the Iiift phases of tho
struggle In Flume, received hero to-day.
show that tho leglonalres reopened firo
against the troops who were merely hold
ing the positions they luul taken Monday
The fight assumed the character ot
guerrlla wurfuro all along the line. The
leglonalres took advantage of the natural
resources of tho terrain for laying ambus-
As the regulars were advancing across
o-chnrds they were enveloped by (lr
from machine guns which had been sunk
to the level of tho ground and cleverly
The houses seemed to have been aban
doned, but when the troops approached.
the leglonalres hidden behind windows,
behind chimney stacks and on balconies
and root's, suddenly opened fire. F.ven
women were found working machine guns.
The gravest losses were Inlllcted by
hand grenades, which were used so freely
as to give the Impression that they raut
have been accumulated hy scores ot thou
sands. It would have been an easy
matter to get the better of the leglon
alres by employing artillery, but the mili
tary authorities lefused such recourse
except against military buildings.
The leglonalres ultimately tried to force
the regulars to retreat In order to re
lieve pressure on the city, hut failed
owing to the stubborn resistance, espe
cially of the Carabineers and Alpine
troops, who fought courageously for
more than three hours. Tho points where
tho struggle wns bitterest near the rail
way station and Inside the Flume ceme
tery. which was vlrtunlly destroyed.
Colonel Maioll, bead of the staff of the
t.ith division, has issued an order say
ing "all olflcers were at the head of their
men without exception, even those nt
tuchiid to the staff."
Colonel Malolt led all his officers to
the attack. What the regulars espe
cially resented were the Insults leveled
at them by the leglonalres. A Calabrese
soldier who had his leg brokon said
while being carried off on a stretcher:
The nsults hurt me more than tho
U. S. Govt. Takes Hand
In "Trust Smashing"!
eiieriu i.rnnii .inry iiiuiimm f our min
ConwriiH In fiv York
New York. Dec. 2.- -Tho federal gov-
eminent added Its lognl flail to tho
whips ,in New York State's "trust
smashing" iirgunlr.atlon to-day by re
turning Indictments charging violation
of the Sherman anti-trust act ngnlnst
four sand conccinr and 11 Individuals
recently Investigated by the Joint le
gislative ciiiuinlutoe sitting here.
Tlit-su indictment!, tho first of a fed
eral miturr to lie returned In connec
tion with tho 'bulldinr. ttupl" inquiry
acci'iMUlnted upon more thai: 12P In
iltotniMiita ret ni ned b a trio of M'.llid
Juries co-operating with tho legisla
tive tin. est Ikt ' lull. The defendants will
appear fur ploitrilnir to-morrow.
MeAi-.whlle tho -oi.trlttee, before in
audience nf business men that packed
the chamber, uncovuied scmo of tho most
exieiiMve io-.eiMiive orK.u.i.aiiui.-i
niancfrntuiM-H nnJ contractors which
dully Imtulry over ten weiks has bmught
forth. It was shown that hundreds nf
firms In all lines of trade thn.ujhout
inn oouniry exenange, uiiuuKn ciearniR
nuuses, cub .li.meb oi iiiwiiocino uu)m3,
the bids and signed contracts and also
dally reports of stocks on hand and ship-
j neso pracucis, cr.rriou on unoer pro-
vrains advocated by the late Arthur J-
roir.o Eddy and Ills economic disciples,
were characterl.ed by ae.muel Unlermyef
the committing counsel, as "teamwork
to fleece tho proplp." Their iBjallty j in -
volved lii tho enso aKalnsl tho Amorloiwn
column company now before ih l'nlted
rnrr lirn rtryrnt vTr" TTxtiti
CROP REPORTING UNIT
IN NEW ENGLAND URGED
Boston, Dec. 29. Co-operation by the
six New Enwland States with the federal
department of agriculture in crop ro-
porting was uigcit in u statement issuca
to-day by A. A. Sanders, Now England
1 field agent of the department. Ho said
agricultural commissioners or the various
Slates had endorsed the Idea and thnt
with the government paying one-half the
enl the nlan could bo nut In effect with
six States; that thu commercial orops
grown here como from several of tho
States and find tholr markets throughout
all six; that crop reports and statistics
covering only part of tho States would
have very llmled usefulness, and that
thn six States together form tho smallest
efficient crop reporting unit In tho country.
Static Hunriiine Court.
A Chicago attorney, William J. Mat- to w "n . c" a" n.Zr weeW wlt" MrR' Cook"" rnren,s' Mr' at"1
tbows, acting as counsel for a group uf 1 Lnngwortl y has returned to Bristol after M, dsriok G Brooklns. at Ea. M!d-
soveral f the30 societies, admitted In J " WTt Mvlslt ? IV't liun wn'rnlr -.-Mr. and Mrs. Brighton H-u-ton
testifying to-day that he was employed Hurko.-Mr. nnd Mrs J. Allen arner hav) ren..n,M )o Florence after a short
to steer the concerns banded together un-' "av? reurned to Albany. N . Y after a wlt!l ;r)cnd ,n to. -Mm. Ellen
dr his direction "within the anti-trust home of her mothor. Mrs. Hope Is It, Rutland ft..- a --hort v'Vt at
lawi" Vmonu- the many othex men who 1 G' S' Walnwrlaht.-Mra. Amos Wilson ttl0 lomB ot Mr. am! Mr? Aijrew
ar"Mmm:.pl l.ucharme.-M.ss lather U.p.:. who
I he named Clark McICIrcher formerly with 'Tus,'umJ, for S", teaches In town. hn. one to PoU-Jnev for
.lie antl-trust dlvblon of tho department "' ' 1" l i, Vr a -'i:pIe "f 'V:U ,h" B of hsr
... ... town to visit Mrs. Damon's parents, Sir. ,,arnts. Mr. and Mrs. E. it :,i.w
HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT;
THE NEWS BY COUNTIES
Postmaster Allen T. Calhoun state
that tho business at the Mlddlebury post
office for Christmas week was practl-
cally the same as that of ChrUtmas wook
: " " - - t iiureniH, nun rmurnod to P i adelnh a. Pa.
this year over last year. For tho whole Mr. and MrB, Ocou Tuppor have re
month of December, howovor. up to turnod to Bl. Aibatis after a fow days'
Tuesday, tho business of the offlco was visit at tho home of their daughter, Mrs
U per cent greater than of December last L. J. Hathaway.-MIss Leila MoNoil has
year.-MIss Allco Halpln and Miss Marion gono to Bt. Johnsbury.-MIss Mary Dean
lillss, who were In town to upend Christ- has gono to Uostoti and Now York to
mas at their homes, have returned to upond a fow days.
AVest Rutland to resume their duties us Miss Flora. Grosvonor has returned
teachers In the West Rutland High from North Attleboro, Mass., whero she
School.-Tho Mlddlebury firo loldlos are has been for the last six months and
making great preparations for tie grand has gone to r.ridport, to rerasln d'urinv-
bull which thoy are to give Friday nlht. the winter with her aunt, Mrs. Allco
December 81. All who attend will have a Housh. Edward Rums, who has ben
line chance to watch the old year out for somo time at West Rutland, ban
r.nu mo now ono in. umcms vfiu uouui
a: olght o'clock and continue until two
o'clock and admission to th balcony
will be froe. Lessor's flve-plr,c orcheu-
tra of Burlington will provide the music
and tha boys are hoping to make this ,
ono of the finest events of the kind In '
tho history of the organization. Miss ,
Minnie McDonald has returned otter 11 1
Christmas visit In Rutland and Plttsford.
Mrs. Myra L. Stiles of Morrisvlllc Is
visiting at tho homo of her son, John
Stiles. Mrs. AValter Hayman of Costlo
ton has returned to her homo after visit
ing her mother,. Mrs. Nettlo Dolano.
Howard Bruya of Boston Is In town for
a fow days nt the. home of his parents,
Mr, and Mrs. E. H. Bruya. Tho mooting
of Addison Encampment, No. 27, 1. O.
O. F wns held Monday evening with
i good attendance. TNe Golden Rule
degree wns conferred on a candidate and
the following officers were elected: C. P.,
AVIIIIam L. Turner; S. A, H. D. Moore;
H. P., B. H. Rlckert; J. AV L. H.
Stalker; scribe, M. E. Damon; treas
urer, C. F. Rich; trustee for threo years,
H. L. Hunt. Tho Installation will take
place some time In January. After a
meeting a banquet was held and a social : or two longer. Mr. and Mrs. AVIIIIam
hour enjoyed. Mrs. Hattle Monta of New Gorham of New York city aro visiting at
York city Is In town to visit hor sister, 1 thB homo of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. James Condon. Miss Mildred AA'at- L- J. Gorham. AA'arner Fletcher,
son, Clark AA'atron and Miss Agnes Mai- a cadet at tho West Point Military
pin of Bridgeport, Conn,, aro In town to Academy, Is In" town to spend the holl
vlslt Miss Halpln's mother, Mrs. Michael l5's with his parents. Mr. and Mrs.
Halpln. Mr. and Mrs. Matheiv Calhoun I Jol,n A. Fletcher. Joseph Calhoun of
of Boston aro In town to visit Mr. Cal- 1 Philadelphia, Pa., is In town for a few
houn's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cal- days' visit at tho home of his parents,
lioun. Th Ladles' Aid Society Mr- nml Mrfl- Allan Calhoun Miss Mar
ot the Methodist Church held a well- I tlwl Saunders, who Is attending school
attonded meeting at tho home of Mrs.
D. L. Robinson Tuesday afternoon.
Henry C. Walker and daughter, Dorothy,
have returned from Burlington. The an
nual meeting of tho Patrons." Co-operative
Firo Insuranco company will be held
in the Orange hall Tuesday, January 11,
at one o'clock. All policy-holders arc
voters and aro Invited to attend.
Tho community Christmas tree In the
Addison House park was brilliantly
Illuminate Saturday night as it was a I H,
year ago on Christ,- is night, in obsery- , s jluntI,.v c, llro, N Y arf.
anc- o. tho annual 1. va . home atum.pU . t , rai.cnt!( MP.-and M w s
were made at tho singing of oliMlmo ,,,, n nosMter has re
carols, but tho wvathcr was so cold he turn0(, from wh '
number of listeners so small and the chrlstm;ls th r(1,atlves nnd friend? -
lm""m . "'"'" BU "!W
a very Impressive occasion. The Rev.
Elbert B. Holmes, rector of S' Stephen's
, Episcopal Church, was In charge of thn
,,i c , i, ,i , -.. j
carol s nglng. Snow fell all day Monday
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this section and by night there was
something like a foot of new snow on the
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fl-nliml whleH will ut.. tn r.rrtvlftrt tile
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having been a three weeks' stretch of not
first-class sleighing earlier In the seuson.
Tho Misses Jennie and Ada Bristol havo
I gone to A'ergennes to spend tho holiday
I ,. ,.., i, - !,- M.. TT f- Her.
.- ,,.m, n.-t- i,- -w,-, tt i- ur.
I rick. Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. Foote of
" aiungiora are nere 10 visu uein.-iov.
elect and Mrs, Abraham AA". Foote of
' Cornwall and Ernest L. Huestls of this
town. Mr. nnd Mrs. Benjamin J. WImmett
, nnd daughter. Miss Agnas AVIinmctt, of
, Florence, are making a holiday visit here,
I Mls Aila Smith of Proctor
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1 Mr-. nobiA Thomtnda?' w the
' coldest day of the season to date, thnr
. mometers registering one degree bulow
I tero nround the village early In the morn
1 Ing. Tho regular meeting of the Mlddle
: bury fire department will take place In
tholr hall Thursday evening. Dr. A. P.
Barter has returned to Rutland aftor a
i short business visit In town. During tho
shut-down of the Mlddlebury branch of
the A'ermont Marble company, a force of
help will be engaged In putting a new
, : . :v:r:u ,j.r
I , po,Vor from the plant to tho mtll. It
s) ,,xet.tC(l the work WH ,e comrlettd
,m ,..m ,.nrl,,rt Mntwinv.
' jamlarJ. jjrj AVRber Mlnttler and
, daughter, who havo beon In town for a
fBW iuiy!l at t;lt. home Of her parents,
i Mr anfl Mrs- Henry C. Walker, have
i returne!i to rroctor.-Mrs. Allaji R.
..,,... and ehtdnm left Sunday noon
I for Nw Tork city, whero they will spend
, j weeks, AA'llllatn P. Waugh left Mon-
i rtay noon t0r New York city and Tuesday
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,vnllen(f0r ""."fV.r Mr?
. "".""'" ;"vUn'7 mn hr
town to visit Mrs.
It Mrs. Corkran's mother.
Mrs. G. S. AV
day, eggs brought 53 cents, dairy butter
nnd Mrs. E. A. Frost The Misses Pcnrl
'Cotter-and Elizabeth Condon, students at
ho ,,.. i.nth Tnstltute, Springfield. Mnss..
r In town for l liollday.-MIss Flor-
, once AA'nugh of Delhi, N. A' who nan been
n town visiting nt the home of her aunt,
Mrs. C. A. Ljmnn, has gone to Presrott.
Mass., to visit her father. Miss Dora
Footo has gono on a visn m sume ihikui
to friends and relatives In Springfield nnd
Holyoke, Mass. Miss Florence A'ates Is
visiting her sramipnrcnis in ai. auhuhui
1', (. Miss Marjorlo Smith nf Charlotte
Is In town. Roy Hemonwny of Phlladel-
nhlo. Pa.. Is hero to visit Ills sister, Mrs.
Crane, Mrs. ueorgo Tayior ui
oke. Mass., Is In town to visit her
! distinction was conferrod upon lilm last
August by tho President of the French
I Republic- In recognition of bis services In
tho Interest of French education. Ho will
. bo thero for tho week with frlonds, Miss
Laura Mead of Barro Is visiting nt tho
homo of Miss Carrie Noonan. Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Holmes of ' Charlotte ura
guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Ross. There
will be a mooting of tho American Legion
In tholr rooms in the Dyer block Thursday
evening -Daniel P. Rossltor has returned
from Boston, where ho has beon spendln?
a fow days.-Mldshlpman George Russell,
who has been In town for a fow days'
visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. LoRoy
C. Russell, has returned to his duties
at Annapolis. Joseph Calhoun, who has
bocn , ;own f0r a ew days to v",It his
gono to i'roviocnoe, R.. J. to spend thn
winter with hi. duhtr, according o
his cuutom. Mis3 Jeselo Brown Is qul'o
III at ftread Loaf Inn in Rlpton, and bur
mother. Mrs,, Edsor. Brown, has gono
there to assist In caring for her. Mrs.
A B. ColmoB and her daughter! Miss
Dorrls Colmes of Fair Haven, camo i
town to spend Christmas with relatives.
Miss Prlscllln Wood hns gono to Fair
Jlnven for u two weeks' stay at tho
homo of her parents. Dr. and Mrs. R.
C. Goss havo returned from Happy A'nt
iey, where thoy havo been on a visit ut
the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lasher.
Michael J. Cronln ot Montpeller, a for
mer resident of this town, who has been
staying for a short time at Hartford,
Conn., is in town for a short visit wit i
former frlonds, having beon recalled 1
these parts In consequence of the recent
death of his father, John Cronln, of Sud
bury. Mr. and Mrs. Phenner Vail, who
havo been visaing relatives in town,
havo returned to AA"hltlng. Mr. and Mi.
William AV. Francis and nophew, por
clval Francis, of Troy, N. Y., were In
town to spend Christmas vacation with
relatives and will remain hero for a week
at AVultham, Mais.i Is visiting at the
home or her parents. Mr. and Mrs. K. M,
Saunders. George Russell, a midshipman
at tho United States Naval Academy, Is
in town to spend tho holidays with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy C. Russell
Miss Katherine Burrage of Cambridge.
Mass., is hero for a tn clays' visit to her
parents, Prof, and Mrs. AV. S. Burrago -Miss
Faith Linsley, a teacher in t' o
high school nt Barre, Is hero for a few
t days' visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs
Mrs. Hattle Banning and daughter. Alls,
Ileen Banning, have gone to A'ergennes
on a visit at the, home of her siter. Mrs.
rv,.i, T, . . , . ,. . "
Frank Harrows, and to vis t her mothe
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Mrs. Mary Bruya, who s spend ng t i
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M'lMtoi thorn Tim M Ibd.x U t a
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Mary Shea, teachers In New Bedford.
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.Mass.. ami Esther Shea of Schenectady
N. Y., and their brother, Prank, of New
Bedford, Mnbs., nro In town on a visit
to their mother. Mrs. Esther Shea. Mlsn
Dorothy AValker, a student in Spring
field, Mass., is hero to spend the holidays
with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
AA'alker. Miss Elettsj Pease, a teacher In
tho high school nt Bristol. Is here for a
fow days' visit to her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. D. S. Pease. Mrs. J. J. O'Connell
has gone to New York city, where sh
will spend the next two weeks with her
dntightirs. Mrs. Henry DeFrtes and Miss
0-fioi...8l-MtoH Elizabeth Pinney
ir t-uiiiiii.i n inv wuimr, an injury sus
tained Ir fall. John IC'inworthy is suf
fering from a broken middle finger on his
right hand AVhlle getting off a team
the hore startmi quickly, throwing him
to tho ground, and he struck on the fin
ger. Mr. and Mrs. Georgo T. Champalisno
left Mondsv for Dnytonu, Flu., whero
thty will spend the winter. MU Emma
Fuller. ootint honm donmnstrut'on sgntj
hun pone to A'nlasvl'.U., Conn., for a fer
days' visit at her old hom. Mr. and Mrs.
o' rvis Hanfoid. conn.. .e ta
town on a visit to har pnrents. Mr and
Mrs. John F:edeU. Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Bentley nnd daughter. Catherine, icvo
KOn'' to ""fcesler, Mton., for a visit with
relatlves.-Mr. and Mr,, Walter Blown
,l ua"J ""J
Tha AVaterbttry high school basketball
team will come here and play p. game with
the Mlddlebury high chool five Monday
yenl",r' Jnnua" f- Th fame will bo
i"".v" ' .-utso fjiuuMimu.-.nr.
""" Tl'chard Burke have returned
to Burlington after a few days with their
''lu'ht'r' M' Thomas Cotvlr.-Thb
lh" MIM!ebu- CV ot
Moacrn oonmen win oe neta tnis eve-
nlr- v,Kren work wlll be conf,rrea on
a cInilR of Candldats.-Mr. and Mrs. O. .
Cook nave reutrned -to Orwell after
CHITord Shackett hns returned io Ast
Rutland aftet a few days In Mlddlebury.
Sugar is now retailing for 10 cents a
pound In this village, tho lowit , it Ire It
has reached In two or three years The
United States civil service commission an
nounces that an examination will bi ncld
here Snturdny. January 22. for rural car
riers from tho A'ergennes and Bristol i ist
ofllces, nnd to Jill other vacancies that
may occur later In the county. A sr ar
examination wlll bo held In Verge -in s
on the same day. Miss Mildred Ju l 'r.s
hns gono to Fair Hnven for two or n rno
weeks with frlonds, Mrs. Cora F--U ''a
(Stowe) Dewey died nt her homo In AVey
brldgo at two o'clock Monday mc n ng-,
Sho was S3 years old and Is stirv veil hy
her husband, Thomas F. Dewey, nnd two
children; also ono brother, William Stiwo
of Now Haven; and two sisters. Mrs Pt y
Brltoll of Mlddlebury und Mrs J ,rb
Eells of Rochester, N. A", Funeral sc. v' en
wore held at her lata homo AVedni- lay
afternoon at ono o'clock, Tho Rev F M.
Hagadoru otllclatcd. Burial was In AVcy.
brldo cemetery. Mrs. Downy was bo n n
AVoybrldge Dccombor 19, 1S77, and v a
tho daughter of Azro and Jnno tAYrlo 't)
(CoatlnuMl on puce 2)