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MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1922
Ne-.v England in Grasp of
Snow and Cold Driving
W 'h the mcrcury hovering just a
ew 'loints above zero last night a
fetorm of blizzard proportions swept
through this section, driving north
-ivincs piling up thc light snow in huge
dnfts about the streets, and ushcring
in wmter in true fashion.
Following a quiek change in temper
ature Wednesday, light snow began to
fall toward evening, and continued
through Wednesday night. Yesterday
with snow still falling, the wind began
to blow from the north, increasing
hrough i-he day nntil it reached the
fury of a gale. Last evening the
streets were badly drifted and in some
places Wilks were impassible. During
the night it stopped snowing and thc
moon shone ont, bnt there was no lct
in the cold, driving winds.
Though it was the worst storm of
the season trains through Middlebury
were ranntng nearly on time yesterday
and last night and thc north bound
noon train today is reported only a
few minutes late.
AIl New England Gets It
AU New England was in the grip of
thc storm vesterday according to the
Associated Prcss dispatchcs. 1 he
I&nowfall .n less than 21 hours ranged
from six mches in Boston to a foot in
Portland Me The gale, according to
weathcr liureau records, reached great
est force ir Eastport, Me., where the
miximum velocity was GO miles.
Tnnely s'-orm warnings minimized
Ithe dangr to shippiug off the New
I England 3ast. At Boston, Portland
and other norts vessels due to sail yes
terday ani hst night were held m har-
lir, wlnle others due to arnve wallow-
f,I in saf-y out at sca. The delay in
iteamer and barge trafhe was said,
liowever, 3 have aggravated the coal
,hortage when the supply was alrcady
it a low ei .
Community Christmas Tree
The C ommunity Christmas tree on
Ihe park, which has been brilliantly
lighted each evening for the holiday
Ieason, has been especially attractive
Hs year, with a fine arrangeuient of
ights. Dotted m a perfect cone shape
L-ith red white and bluc lights, the
ree each evening sprcads cheer around
Tihe illummation for the tree was
irnished bv the Middlebury Electric
lnrpan and the wiring was done by
Irthur k?nworthy and alter Cal-
Annual Dance Tonight
Everything is in readiness for the big
'iice to of given ni tne i own nau tnis
'ctiinc l)v the Middlebury Fire de-
Iirtment and the Middlebury band.
hc ladies of the villagc are assisting
p nrtrnni7fitinnQ in tlipir pffnrts tn
Iake this dance one of the enjoyable
fairs of the season, and have taken
I'ld of the refreshment cnd of thc
logratn Good orchestra msuic and
Epleasing program ot roimd aml
iiarp rlnnee are nromised bv the
Inimit'ees handling the dance.
Middlebury Loses to Western
IVCiddlebury College basketl)all team
11 to estcrn Reserve Universitv in
Ijveland Wednesday night by the
rr of 11 to 27
According to records of the weather
Ifcau, the lowest rclntive humldlty
found In some parts of Arizonn,
aough lt Is posslble tliat certain
tlons of the deserts in southern
illfornln, where there are no rccord-
't'lf ins, mn sliow lower relatlvo
Itii (i.n thnn Ariv.onfi.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
63 MAIN STREET
G. A. R. LADIES
Mrs. Edna Grady Chosen President at
Meeting Held in Rooms Tuesday
The ladies of the G. A. R. held a
well attended meeting in their rooms
in the Dyer building Tuesday after
noon and the following officcrs were
elected: Mrs. Edna Grady, president;
Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, senior vice
presidcnt; Mrs. Flora Eddy, junior
vice president; Mrs. Carrie Nash,
treasurer; Mrs. Elizahcth Crannelly,
secretary; Mrs. Nellie Condon, con
ductor; Miss Minnie McDonald, assist-ant-conductor;
Mrs. Jennie Calhoun,
guard; Miss Mary Sullivan, assistant
guard; Mrs. Jane Turner, chaplain;
Mrs. Carrie Nash, delcgate; Mrs. Jane
A social hour followed the meeting
at which there were several guests.
ASKS FOR DEFEAT
OF BORAH SCHEME
President Sends Letter to
Senate Planned to Defeat
President Harding virtually asked
for the defeat of thc Borah amendment
to the naval appropriations bill, call
ing for an economic confcrence of the
nations, when he issucd a letter to the
Senate yesterday, and threw the full
force of the administration against thc
Defeat of the Borah amendinent was
predicted last night hy administration
leaders, and plans were made for a vote
on the measure in the Senate today, ;
but as so many scnators desired to 1
speak on the amendment tliat it was i
thouglit possible tliat tliere mignt te a
delay until after New Ycar's.
The president's letter was addrcssed
to Senator I.odge of Massachusetts,
the republican leader, and said the
Borah amenduiciit would create "false
impressions" abroad as well as at home
to the embarrassnicnt of what the ad
ministration already was doing toward
aiding Europe. Evidently drafted
with great care after consultation with
Secretary Hughes, however, the cotn
mn iication fa'led to give any detatls
of the negotiations it hintcd were in
Neither would White House nor
state departmeiit oflicials divulge any
further information on the subject.
Virtually the only light thrown on the
negotiations came from Senator Lodgc
during the Senate discussion, when he
said that caiiccllatioii of the foreign
debt was opposed by the president and
was not included in the negotiations.
DR. EDDY ELECTED
Is Secretary-Treasurer of Rutland
The lSth annual meeting of the Rut
land Railroad surgeons was, held at the
Hotcl Vermont Decetnbcr 22.
OITicers elected were as follows:
President, Dr. E. A. Tobin, North Ben
nington; vice president, Dr. !. C.
Phelps, Vergennes; secretary and treas
urer, Dr. S. S. Eddy, Middlebury ; ex
ecutive committee, Dr. F. E. Clark,
Burlington, Dr. J. S. Norton, Shel
burne, and Dr. J. M. Ilamiltou, Rut
land. Dr. S. W. Hammond of Rutland
is the chief surgeon.
Where Mole Shows Superiority.
A man wishing to dig a well usiinlly
chauces hls luck in dolng so. and
rnay waste a lot -of labor and money
In vaiu digging. Tlu nmle. which
must liuvo waier, nlso dlcs wells, lmt
seems to know exactly where to start
operatlons in urdcr to reach water
wlthln a reiiMHiiilili' ilihtance.
William AHen White has reinovcd hi-
ii jtn-j from the editorial staff of Judge.
PLACE TO SHOP
Native of England Suc
cumbs to Pneumonia Early
Milcs Cartmell, aged 7G ycars, died
at 4 o'clock this morning of bronchial
pneumonia at his home in Cornwall.
Mr. Cartmell is a native of Lancashire,
England, where he was born March 1.
He cainc to Addison county two
years ago from Sand Hill, Canada, and
purchased the C. R. Witherell farm in
Cornwall. He is survived by one son,
Robert of Cornwall, two brothers, Al
fred of Palestine, Tcxas, and Jolm of
Lancashire, England, two sisters, Mrs.
John Peterson of Lancashire and Miss
Sara Cartmell of Palestine, Texas, and
a nicce, Miss Mary Bell, who made
lier home with Mr. Cartmell in Corn
wall. Jamcs R. Cartmell of Middle
bury is a nephew.
It is expected that thc body will bc
taken to Sand Hill, Canada, for burial.
PRESENT TWO PLAYS
Federated Entertainment Will Be
Given in Town Hall January 8
A federated entertainment given by
the Middlebury Firc Departmeiit,
Middlebury Band and the Woman'.s
club, m tlie lowu hall on January S,
promises to be a most pleasing affair.
Two short plays will l)c produeed, it
is announccd, as well as many novel
features, including a drill by the pri
mary childrcn and danccs by the grade
children under the direction of the
playground girls. There are also
planned instrumental solos and musi
One of the plays billcd is "Spreading
thc Ncws, an Irish play by Lauy
Gregory, and the other is "Box and
Cox,'' a romancc of real life by John
Madison Morton. This play was first
produeed at the Royal Lyceum m
I.ondou in 1S17. Music for the enter
tainment will be furnished by a 10
J. J. O'Connell Buried
Tlin fntlnr'll nf I T O'Pntlnpll wlin
died at the Fanny Allcn hospital last
Friday morning, was held Saturday
morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. Father
Lconard, pastor ot the churcii, oinciat-
ittrr Xlir. Kpnrprc wnrn NJntllp T fvlll-
"V . j
ford, I.ouis Hanlicld, Jamcs Condon,
licorge .Meiiugn, lidwani mgguis ano
Dr. P. ,L. Dorey. Burial was in St.
Thc funeral was largely attended and
there was a profusion of flowcrs.
OF STATE AND NATION s
1. The Sweet Bill, to liberalize
thc Veterans' Burcaii laws.
2. Thc Bursuin Bill, to retire dis
abled emcrgency officcrs.
3. Adjusted compensation, in
cluding land settlemciit, prcferably
the McNary Amendment.
1. A law to completely suspqid
.". Prnper civil service lcgislation
to protect veterans.
fl. Moral support of the Lcgion
for ineasures endorsed by thc New
Orleans Convcntion, including es
pecially thc Ship Subsidy and the
Muscle Shoals proposals.
I.eaving thc cpicstion of a "veterau-.'
Iiloc" in Congress largelv up to the vet
erau Congressinen. and deciding on a
conscrvative course in pressing for de
sirable lcgislation during the presciit
session i of Congres, the Anierican
l.egion leaders in conference with Com
im m.'ler Alvin Owsley last week out
lincd a f'ptiniic program for legisl.ition
of intf i-fst to ex-servicc men whi-li t''c
I.egion will ask Cnugrcss' to cnaiM be
Iwcen now and March 1.
The .Lcgion's "bcst minds" nalunilly
lcft matters largely to thc discretion of
Commander Owslcy, as thcy were call
cd together to advisc hiin and uot to
direct him. After the meetings, how
ever, thosc taking part said it was un
likely that the I.egion will this winter
"lav dowu a barragc" on Congress or
makc any spectacular appcal to public
poinion in bchalf of veterans' lcgisla
tion. Thc Lcgion cxpects to procecd
by morc conscrvative tactics, calling
on its publicity and propaganda re
servc only in case it is nccessary. Thc
Owsley idea is rathcr to convincc or
convert Congrcss by reason and coop
eration, than to overwhelm it with a
public ilcmaiid for this or that action.
Lcgislation for thc disabled was once
morc vigorously afiirmed to bc thc first
purpose of thc Legion in thc ficld of
law-making. With this thought in
mind, the new Sweet Bill, which libcr
alizcs thc War Risk Acts and amend
mcnts, was given first placc in the list
of the accomplishments hoped for this
winter. Thc Bursum Bill for retiring
disabled emcrgency officers came next.
Thesc cnactmcnts cover Uie immediate
needs of law-making for the help of thc
disabled, according to thc view of thc
Director Robert R Roberts, of the
State adjusted compensation depart
ment, following a hearing before Amer
ican Legion officials, took up com-
Gov.-Elect Proctor Will
Dispense With All Frills
Gov.-Elect Redfield Proctor will dis
pense with the inaugural hall and re
ccption at the opening of the legisla
tive session on January 3, it was an
nounccd yesterday at Montpelier. This
was part of Mr. Proctor's plan to get
down to business without botliering
with the frills and the fussing.
Gov. Hartness will hold a reception
for his successor in thc executive cham
ber at S o'clock in the evening on Jan
uary 1, it was said. Following thc
custom of years the inaugural cerc
monies will probably be held January
t. In the morning thc message of thc
retiring c.Vecutive will be read and thc
inauguration with Gov. Proctor's ad
dress will come in the afternoon
Thc first day of the session will be
given over entirely to organization, the
House and Senate utilizing thc morn
ing for this purpose. Thc afternoon
will be taken up by the House in
Addison Encampment Holds Annual
i A meeting for the annual clcction of
' officcrs for Addison Encampment, No.
27. I. 0. 0. F., was held Tucsdty even
I Ofiicers were rlpctcd as follows: Chief
! patrinrch, Burt Rickcrt;; high pricst,
! E. J. Perkins; senior wanlen, Charles
Donar; scrine, Mclvm h. Dainon;
treasurer, C. F. Rich; junior warden,
Ciark II. Winch; trustees for one year,
G. E. Abbcy and M. G. Grady. Thc
insiallatiou will lake piace Aionday
evening, January S.
i Dunmore Lodge Elects
j The annual meeting for the clectiou
of officcrs of Lake Dunmore lodge, No.
1."), I. 0. 0. I'., was held in the lodgc
1 rooms Wednesday evening. Officcrs
j were elected as follows: N. G., C. D.
Bingham; V. G., Ilarry Lazarus; Sec
i retarv,' John B. Selleck; Treasurer, G.
j E. Abbey.
i SENT TO SENATE
President Forwards Nomination of
Whitehill for Collector of Customs
President Ilardiug yesterday sent
the nomination of Ilarry Whitehill of
Waterbury to be Collector of Customs
at St Allians, to the Senate for ratifi
cation. plainK Iirought to. Columbiis by
County I.egion councils conccrning bo
iius .distribution. He promised to make
an effort to straighten out each delay
complaiued of and to try to dctcrmiuc
the cause in each instance. Robcrts,
who admitted at the hearing, as did
Attorney General John G. Price, ouc
of the threc comtnissioncrs in chargc
of thc bimus distribution, that some
mistakes had been made by the de
partmeiit, submitted records by which
lie sought to show that claims arc be
ing paid as quickly as circumstauces
permit. The director announccd that
lie would send a llving stiuadron into
every County for thc purpose of iuves
tigating unpaid claims, the Lcgion
coiincil in each county to assist the
rcprcscntative of the bonus depart
meiit. Oklahoma Has 3 Hospitals
Oklahoma is now thc proud posses
sor of threc hospitals erectcd for thc
care and treatincut of disabled vetc
r.ius of the World War. Thc largcU
one was dedicated recently ly the
Americaii Legion in presencc of high
State and Federal nfficials, including
Dr Iliigh Scott, executive olTu-er of
thc Veterans' Bureau, and ouc of the
nicti rcsponsible for the State hospital
program. The institution hcro, which
is moderu in cvery particular, has a
capacity of 2,"0 bcds. The other hos
pitals arc Sulphiir and Norman. Each
has a capacity of 100 bcds. Money for
these institulions -Sl,210,000-was ap
propriatcd by the State Lcgislature in
11)21, after a spccial committee of the
Americaii Legion, hcadcd by Ilarry
Kilstrap, reported it was impossihlc to
obtain definite assurance that thc Fed
eral Governmcnt would crcct a hos
pital in the State. Thc fight for thc
appropriatiou was made by thc State
lcgislative comniittce of thc Legion. of
which Dr. Scott was chairman. Thc
hospitals were built by a cominission
composed of H. B. Fell and Horace II.
Ilagan, Past Departmeiit Commander
of thc Lcgion, and S. G. Victor. This
cominission was named by thc House,
Senate and the Lcgion.
Owsley Pleads for Preparedness
Asscrting that thnnsands of soldicrs
went into the front-line trenchcs un
ablc to shoot the rifics thcy were carry
ing. Alvin Owsley, uatioual com
mander of thc American Legion,
made a plea for preparedness to elim
inatc a similar situation in the next
war, at a national gathering of Legion
state adjutants hcrc
Mr Owsley urgcd thc retaining of a
sufiicient Army and Navy so that it
would not be necessary to rely upon
(Continued on pagc four)
AS A PRODUCER
Report of First Addison Cow Testing
Association Shows Holstein Leads
in Milk and Fat
The report of the First Addison Cow
Testing Association as compiled by
Lawrcnce Duffany, official tcster, is as
Cows tcsted for the month ending
Decemlier 21 numbered 3S9, out of
which there were IS high producing
cows that produeed over 1000 pounds
of milk or 10 pounds of fat. The higs
est cow in the association for the
month was a purebred Holstein, own
ed by M. A. Johnson & Son of Wey
bridge. This cow's rccord for the
month was 1S01 pounds of 3.1 per cent.
milk, making 03.1 pounds of butterfat.
Next in milk came a pure bred Hol
stein owned by H. C. Johnson of New
Haven with 1G32 pounds of 3.G per
ccnt. milk, making 58.8 pounds of fat.
Next to the highest cow in fat was an-.
other Holstein from H. C. Johnson'!
hcrd, with 1 109 pounds o'f 4.2 per cent.
milk, making ,59.2 pounds of fat.
Following are the names of owners
of high producing cows for the month
and the number owned by each: H. C.
Johnson, 1; E. B. Cornwall, 3;
Rheaume & Seeley, 3; M. A. Johnson
Sc Son, 2; II. D. Sprague & Son, y,
Jules Racette, Gco. Bacon, Mrs. Mary
Hubbard .ind F. B. Nelson, one each.
Mrs. F. II. Frisbee has gone to New
Vork city to visit relatives.
Frank McCue of Port Hcnry, N. Y
is visiting his mother, Mrs. B. McCue
Miss Mary Gleason of Burlington is
visiting hcr aunt, Miss Mary Leonard.
Miss Charlotte Marsh spent Christ
mas with her parents in Bridgeport,
George Wisell of Saxtnu's R:ver
academy is visiting his mother, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Murdock and
two children have returned from visit
ing relatives in Burlington.
Mrs. Walter Small and children of
Rutland passed Christmas at thc home
of hcr parents, . Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Miss Kathcrinc Calhoun returned
Tuesday to Philadelphia after passiugv
Christmas with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Calhoun.
Thc meeting of the ncwly organizcd
tent of Maccabees, which was to have
been held last evening, has been post
poncd until tonight.
I.orcn A. I'lagg, 7fi, a native of Mid
dlebury, died at his home in East
Bridgewater, Mass., Tuesday.
Miss Isabelle and Philip Wisell arc
visiting their aunt, Mrs. T. W. Carri
gau, in Pittsford.
Miss Christobel Wisell, a student at
Saint Mary's academy, Burling
ton, is passing the holidays with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Wisell.
Frank McIIugh, who was here to
pass Christmas with his mother, Mrs.
B. McIIugh, and sister, Miss Catherine
McIIugh, has returned to Plattshurgh,
Frecland Smith, son of Sheldon
Smith, won thc big walking and talk
incr doll. which has been exhihitcd at
thc Park Drug storc The doll's name
is Clarisse Allvn. and now that thc
child has been adopted by Freeland,
she will hercaftcr bcknown as Clarisse
Allyn Smith. I'rceland, not licing par
ticularly strong for the ladies, prescnt
cd Clarisse to his little sister.
Local lticrchants report an unitsually
good Christmas tradc this season, Sat
urday being an especially heavy day.
Two merchauts state that Satitrday's
business was the largest of any day's
sales in the history of their business.
Stimulation of sales for tickets for
thc Firemcn-Band hall tonight was
cffectcd last Saturday evening when a
lirc truck was driveti out on the street,
tilled with early-evening shoppers.
Attention was called to thc dance by
miisiciaiis and aiv "official barker."
The stuiit resultcd in thc sale of many
Hoatzin Remarkable Bird,
Ptninge and weinl ns the ndult
hnstfzin iiiay be It is thc young hirds
that lvally aniuzi; tis. 1'or both thmnl)
nnd foiclinwr arc nnned with shatp,
recurvi'il cliw-i. ln-ttci- dtivcloped thnn
In miy other known bird, and, what Is
morc ini iirtiiut, thcy are entirely
functional. Wllliain Beebe, director of
the Troplcnl Ueearch statlon In Brit
Ish Guiiinn, has done niore than nny
other scientlst to reveal the secrets of
the hoatzin. He hns found that this
reninrkable youngster uses its wing
claws to haul Itself nhout the rough
ncst In which lt Is hatched, and also
to help In cllmblng about nruong the
brnnches. Mr. Beebe has also de
scrlbed the strange nblllty of the
nakcd fledgllng to swlm under water.
Football With a Qolden Text.
Little Enrl, nged three, Uvcd near a
certain college cntnpus, and he was
much exeited last fall over the foot
ball gnmes. One day he placede a foot
ball that had been given him be
tween his srnrdy legs and leaned over
lt ns he hnd seen the centcr do. Then
for a moment he was stumped. He
knew that the players called out some1
thlng before the bnll wns put into
plny, but hc had no Idea whnt It wns.
All he could thlnk ot was hls Sunday
school text; 8o he called out, "Be yo
klnd to one another go!" and jrave
the bnll a ylgorous punch. Youth'a
Orlgln Lost In Antlqulty.
Orlfrln of the word Asln remalni nn-known
JUDGE WEEKS filVES
Gay Christmas Festivities
Feature of Yuletide Sea
son at V. I. S.
The Christmas festivities at the Ver
mont Industrial School began with
the .Christmas exercises given by the
boys and girls of the Grammar and
Junior High Schools on Saturday even
ing. On Sunday evening a beautiful
picture, the gift of Judge and Mrs
John E. Weeks, was uuveiled in the
Weeks' Chapel. The picture itself is
an cnlargcd detail of the "Boy Christ,"
taken from Hoffman's "Christ and the
Doctors." The picture is over five feet
wide and six feet high, and fills the
nave above the choir, loft in the
Chapel. An appropriate Christmas
program was given by the pupils and
At the close of the exercises there
were remarks by Judge Weeks. A
large audience from Vergennes was
present. The Chapel was very tastily
decorated with evergreens, by the boys
of the electrical department under the
direction of Mr. C. II. Alger, and the
electrical cffects were beautiful. The
two trees reached to the top of the
large Chapel, and the gifts were dis
tributcd to be placed at the breakfasF
table in the different family groups.
The Christmas program was as fol
Quartettc, Piano, Violins and Trom
bouc, Miss Cheney, Mr. Robbins, Er
nest Hall, Mr. Wilson; Double Male
Quartettc and Chorus, Messrs, Day
Buttery, Novak, Beach, Wilson, Jack
man, Luck, Haven and Flagg; Recita
tion, The Road to Christmas, Berna
dette LaFlamme; Song, Ring Out th--Bells,
Arsenal Girls Chorus; Violir.
Solo, Dr. Waterman; Carol, Thc Firs'
Nocl, Girls; PrcsL-ntation and Unveil
ing of Picture, George Dennis; Dia
loguc, Darning the Christmas Stock
ing, Douglas Holton and John Chase
Quartettc, Male Voices; Remarks, Rev
J. Buttery; Solo, Miss Prudence
Fish; Violin Duet, Dr. Waterman anc:
Ernest Hall; Rccitation, Ncd's Dream.
William Derusha; Song, Calm on'the
Listening Ear, Ar eiwl Clinrus;' Playlet.
The House of Santa Claus; Song, O
Little Town of Bcthlchcm.
HAS HISTORIC INTEREST
Hostelry on Long island Sound
Plaee of Entertainment for
Hundreds of Years.
One of the oldei nnd most dlstln
miished hosMrles In the I'nlted Stntes
Is the Catioe Place inn. between Shin
necock nuil Peconlc liny. on Long Is
laml soimd. Thc I'hiirtcr of this tine,
old, rambling, red-luick structure wiu
signed by Queen Annc, but the Inn wa
doing a thrlviii buslnts years pre
vloits to this. An intereting figur
s thc veiierable tigliiehciid of the frl
gale Ohio, which, nfter nn hononible
.service, wsis dlsplncr l bv the Ironclnd
linally nrokcu up In the waters
which was the cove. une of the most
masshc of exlstlng ii'.'iircheads, lt was
carvcd In fireece aml prccnted. with
nnich ceremony, to this government
It hovs Hercuk'N In impres.slve posu
nnd wns warrnnted by the C.reek
donoi-s to possess nmiric k(1. One of
the most vnluahle sets of registers to
he found In this coutitry is to be exnm
Itied In Canoe Place Inn. Its fntnous
nutographs bcgin in 1 (!."! with the
mnrk of Wyandach, crand .sachem of
the MontMiiks, nnd Include fainniis col
oninl governors. Maiihiittan. Dutch.
Swcili-.li and ICnglish. for two hundred
years. The inn fcll into the hands of
the V.ritMi nuthoritles during thc Uev
olutlontiry war and provlded for tho
ollieors under Lord Ilowe and Slr Ilen
,ry Cllnton as cloc nn npproach to a
club :is cstcd In tinwc dnys In thh
part of the world.
WORK THAT IS IMNiORTAL
Gibbcn's "Dseline and Fall of the Ro
man Empire" Long Acknowledged
The "Decline and l'all of the Itoman
Empire" was writtcn by l-'dwnrd Glb
bon (1737-1791); It Is liniversnlly ac
knowledged to be one of the greatest
masterpiecofl of hlstorienl composition
The iirst volume was publlsbcil In 1770,
nnd hnd nn Immediate success. The
second nnd third volumes niipeared In
1781, nnd the flnal publlcation of tha
entlre work in six volunics took plnce
In 17SS. The author's uneoinpromlslnic
hostlllty to Clirlstlunity, however, gave
grent offense to many readers, and
wns occaslon of several nttacks by
Engllsh dtrines. Alllson, the hlstorlan.
declared the "Decline and Fall" to be
the frreatest hlstorlcal work In exlst
ence. Qlbbon's proflt from the sale of
hls work was 6,000 ($30,000 nonntl
exchange), that of his publlsh.er, 60,
The author sayi : "It was at Roms.
on the flfteenth day of October, 1TM,
ns I sat mualng amldst thc rulns of
Uie capltol, white thc barefooted frlari
were slnirlnir vspers ln the tomplt
of Juptter, that the Idea of wrltlng thc
decline and fall of the city atarted ts
City Dentely Populated.
Bombay ls the most denselr popu
Utted city ln the world