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THE BENNINGTON EVENING BANNER
THIRTEENTH YEAR-NO. 3874
BENNINGTON, VT, THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 1916,
PRICE ONE CENT
Vacations Spent In Travel Are a Good Thing For They Sometimes Teach the Victims That It Is Far Wiser To Stay Near Home
CASE CLOSE 10
Girl Who Contracted'Disease in this
State Dead Near Poultney
CASE FOUND AT WOODSTOCK
Condition of Two Arlington Children
Reported to Show Some
Health Officer J. J. Mann of Arling
ton was in the Village Wednesday and
stated that the condition of the two
lioys in the family of Representative
H. A. Hulet was much improved. Mr.
Mann said that in the case of the
younger boy the evidence of paralysis
was rapidly disappearing and that the
brother appeared to be regaining the
use of his lower limbs.
Rutland, Aug. 31. The first death
this summer from infantile paralysis,
contracted in Vermont occurred yester
day morning at Truthvllle, near North
Granville, N. Y., when Jennie Hoyt.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Hoyt, succumbed to the disease. The
girl had been acting as a nurse maid
for some little children of city parents
who have been guests at 'The Dorms"
at Troy Conference academy in Poult
ney. Another case has developed at
Woodstock where the 21-monthoId son
of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Bourdon is ill.
The child was taken last Friday and
was at once placed In quarantine by
the local health officer. Dr. 0. W. Kid
der. The case has since been pro
nounced infantile paralysis by a state
board of health inspector. The infant
has a mild case, the left forearm be
ing paralyzed. Relatives from Bos
ton including several children, have
been visiting at the Rourdon home and
it is believed the child contracted the
disease in this manner.
The Hoyt girl was taken ill last
Saturday, developing typhoid fever
symptoms. She was removed to her
home In an automobile Monday morn
lng and her condition grew rapidly
worse until she died yesterday morn
ing. Dr. C. S. "Caverly of Rutland,
president of the state board of health,
investigated the case yesterday and
pronounced It Infantile paralysis.
Much excitement is felt by the
people of the village of Poultney who
fear that the disease will spread.
RAILROADING 65 YEARS
Edwin F. Brooks Began His Career
Rrattleboro. Aug. M. Edwin F,
Rrooks, 83, ticket agent for the Bos
to & Maine railroad at Gardner. Mass .
who has been a railroad man 65
years, has been granted a pension by
.Mr. Urooks is said to Hold the re
cord In the United States for the long
est number of years in actual railroad
work, lie begun bis railroad career
when he wag 16 In Westminster on
what was thon the Vermont ami Mass
achusetts railroad, now the Fitehhurg
division, and remained at Westminster
for 13 years.
Then he was promoted to superin
tendent of the narow guage, Rrattle
boro & Whitehall railroad here, where
he remained 36 years, being station
agent most of that time. He was in
Worcester for two years as cashier in
the Boston & Maine freight house
fifteen years ago he went to Gardner
as ticket agent.
Mr. Brooks Is an active member of
the Order of Railroad Station Agents;
a former president of the New Kng
land Association of Railroad Veterans
and a :!2d degree Mason. His health
JOHNSON CLAIMS VICTORY
California Governor Places
Plurality at 15,000
San Franrlscn. Aug. 30. "We have
done the Impossible politically." said
a statement Issued here today bv Gov
Hiram w. Johnson, claiming victory
over Willis II. Booth of l.ns AiiReles
for the Republican nomination for
I'lilted States Senator The Cm , r
tier's supporters estimated his plu
rnllty at Is,
Coolor Thftn MIiIiIIp Allnnlli
larludlai All Einn Rl nmr. Hit
iml mill Slilo Trlim
AM. i in ; MMIRTS im i t him,
Golf, Trunin, limiting.
IIMhlns, Crrllnc, KMiln
811 from N. V
, ultonmte Wcdi. i Sum
Vnr nnk't nrl to Oiiabrr H. H.
:i Hr h,iht. Now Totk, ur any Tlokvt
Invasion of Hungary Meets little
BORDER TOWNS ARE CAPTURED
Russian Troops Already in Rumania
to Assist in Invasion of
Paris, Aug. 30. The Austrian arm
ies are in tun retreat tietore me tiu
maiiiaii Invaders, who are pursuing
them deep into Transylvania. The
1'lie Rumanians have taken the import
int city of Kronstadt and one report
says that they have taken Hermunn
stadt. Striking rapidly and immediately
upon the declaration of war on Sun
day, the Rumanian troops are on Hie
offensive all along their front. They
ave captured borders of Transyl-
Rumanian troops operating with the
Russians have captured all the princi
pal passes of the Carpathians, accord
ing to a despatch from Bucharest by
way of Rome. For twelve hours tiu
Rumanians have inarched uninter
uptedly on Hungarian soil, meeting
only weak resistance.
n Important move in the vigorous
Rumanian offensive in the opening of
hostilities upon Bulgaria, with whom
Rumania is not yet officially at war
Rumanian guns at Giurgevo, on the
Danube, have commenced a bombard
ment of the Bulgarian city of Rust
buck, across the river.
Rumania Is reported, in a despatch
lrom Athens, to have presented an
ultimatum to Bulgaria demanding the
vacuution of Serbian territory. Ru
mania demands that the status quo of
the Treaty of Bucharest, in 1913, be re
stored, giving Serbian Macedonia, now
held bv Hulgar troops, back to Ser
Following the lead of Germany.
Turkey has declared war upon Hu
mania, according to a despatch from
Constantinople. Bulgaria has not tak
n any action so far. and reports come
from several sources that the Crown
'rince Boris Is voicing pro ally senti
ments and there may be a revolt to
dethrone Czar Ferdinand, place the
rown Prince upon the throne and
make a separate peace.
Austria tacitly admits the successes
of the Rumanian arms, and the cap
tare of Kronstadt. Petro.seny and
Koedzi-Yasarhely, northeast of Kron
stadt. Rumanian armies have passed
through the Transylvaniaii Alps and
the eastern I arpathians at live points
it least. Russian troops are passing
through the Dobrudja. Rumania's east
e inmost province, to aid in the in
the invasion of Bulgaria.
$8,000 BANK ROBBER CAUGHT
Driven to Frisco Police Station in Car
San Francisco, Aug. 30 A robber
who gave his name as Jack Evans ol
Chicago held up a branch of the Anglo-
California Bank here today, obtaining
)80ii. He tied in a commandeered an
t. mobile, pursued by Kinll Sutter, bank
The chauffeur drove him to the Park
police station live miles away, where
the robber was made prisoner.
Frederick Green Is spending a week
in Bennington with Mr. ami Mrs
A baby daughter arrived at the
heme of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Leon
a rd of Hawks avenue, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Carson, who
have been with Mr. Carson's brother
In Montpeller for a few days, left Wed
ncaday morning for their home in De
It Is expected that Rev. Derwacter.
the new pastor of the Baptist churrli
will enter upon bis duties next Sun
day. preaching at both morning and
evening services and at Shaftsbury
Center in the afternoon.
If the person suspected of Inking
the wash from the clothes yard of
Mrs. T. P. Turner In North Penning
ton on Monday night will return
them, as thty are all clearly marked
nothing further will be done. 73t2
The Junior Pathfinders will hold a
food sale Saturday afternoon at 3 o
clock, at the home of Mrs. F. I). Itan
ney. There will be on sale, brown
bread, beans, doughnuts and cookies.
The juniors are all requested to bring
tlm doiis which they have dressed.
FoIIowIiib is the program for the
band concert on Village Green. Friday
veiling. Sept. 1st. March, "Our Pies
IMBtt Overture, "Arbitration"; One
step. ' The Wedding of the Sunshine
and the Hose'; Nile. "In Love's Oar
den"; March 'The Poet and Peasant
Walt.. "Uosemary"; Selection,
"Faust"; March "Hero of the Isth
mils", "Slur Spangled Banner' .
NEWSPAPERS WILL SUFFER
Many Must Suspend Publication in
Case of Strike
New York, Aug. 31. A very large
number of the dally newspapers of the
United States will te forced to sus
pend publication on account of lack of
paper, if a nationwide railway strike
continues for two weeks' it was de
clared yekterday by Lincoln II. Palmer
manager of the American newspaper
"The print paper situation is acute
from causes entirely outside the prob
lem of transportation," said Mr. Pal
mer. "Many publishers are on a
hand-to-mouth basis, getting a car
load from the mill just as they are ex
hausting the carload on hand."
Mr. Palmer explained that there
were only su.uuv ions oi news print
paper on hand and that the daily con
sumption approximated 6000 tons. He
added that his statement was based
on the possibility that the strike
would cause the suspension of the
transportation of the commodity.
During the embargoes declared by the
railroads some time ago news print
paper was excepted and expedited.
POSTMASTERS ELECT OFFICERS
W, J. Wright of Montgomery Center
Heads Vermont State League
St. Albans. ug. 30 The annual con
vention of the Veimont State league of
ostuiasters of the third and fourth
classes closed this afternoon when the
following officers were elected:
President, W. J, Wright of Mont
gomery ( enter; vice president, n. i .
Voodry of Cabot; secretary and treas
urer; notion Hi ttoycc ot jonnson.
LANE FOR REPRESENTATIVE
Name of Bennington Physician Filed
as Democratic Nominee.
The name of Dr. John D. Lane, the
local physician, has been tiled as the
nominee of the democratic party for
town representative at the primaries to
be held on September 12,
Dr. Lane has taken an active inter
est in the affairs of the party, both
locally and in the state. He attended
the Baltimore convention as an alter
nate and has been a participant in
state conventions of li is party. His
fi lends are confident that he will poll
the full strength of the vote cast by
Bennington democrats next month.
PAUPER CAN'T COLLECT $20,000
Legacy From Hetty Green's Relative
Attached by Poorhouie.
Boston, Aug. 29 William P. Grln-
nell. who Is a descendant ot the father
of Sylvia Ann Rowland, an aunt of
the late Hetty Green, and whose share
of 120,000 In the Rowland estate has
been set free by the death of Mrs.
Green, lives In the poorbouse at
'ewksbuiy, and cannot touch a penny
of the fortune which has come to him.
The poorhouse authorities have tied
up the money pending the settlement
of a suit which they have tiled against
the estate for $1,920, which, they say.
Grlnnell owes the town for board.
Grlnnell Is 75 years old. He first
went to Tewksbury :!.' years ago from
Salem and got work at the state hos
pital there. A short time after this
he became confidential secretary to
Thomas Marsh, the superintendent,
and continued in the position until
Marsh was discharged.
In 1900 he left Tewksbury, and BOtfa
lng was beard from him until several
years later, when It was round that he
had become a public charge In New-
Bedford. When the New Bedford au
thoritles learned of his Tewksbury re
sidence thev sent him back to that
town. Grlnnell lived at the almshouse
from 1904 to 1907, and then left the
institution. He returned in Win and
since that time has been a town
charge. It is said that he had been
much Interested in the How land will
of late, and that he had had frequent
conferences with a Lowell attorney.
C. W. White, superintendent of Hit
almshouse, told a repoiter last even
iim that not much was known con
cerning Grinnell's antecedents. Grin
nell, he declared, had done llget work
from time to time about the stables
but bis health had not permitted him
to work lor his board.
Grlnnell refused to be Interviewed. It
was explained mat su pi. line nno
Just beaten the old man in three
tallies of checkers, ami I mil ne was
bo "sore" that he wouldn't see any
Previous to the filing of the hill In
the Fast Cambridge court yesterday
attorneys for the town appeared lu
fore Judge Fox and secured an ad in
terlm injunction restraining Grlnnell
from receiving or disposing of the
$jn-000 which comes to him from tin
Rowland estate Col. Fdwanl II. Green
Harry B. Day and Oliver Preseott of
New Bedford, trustees under the will
of Svlvla Rowland, are named delen
dnnts In the town's suit.
Sylvia Ann Rowland, who was Rett
Oi ecu's aunt, loll at iier death tin
sum of $3,000,000, the Inconu
which was to go to Hetty Green during
her life. At her death the principal
was to be divided among the lineal de
scenilants of Gideon Rowland, fathe
of Sylvia. Many hundreds of
lands are scattered about the
and many have appeared to
their share of the estate.
Flcir Two negatives make nn af
genitive Pom With a woman it
ttkSS only one -Exchange.
BY MOB SEEKING
Ohio Official Who Attempted to
Save Prisoner Roughly Handled
CHOKED TO FORCE INFORMATION
Intended Victim Spirited Away and
Given Refuge in Toledo
dma, O., Aug. 31. The mob of
Ohio farmers that sought to lynch
harles Daniels, a .negro, for assault
upon a white woman, dispersed this
morning when it was learned that
their intended victim had been taken
in Ottawa to the jail at Toledo.
.ima, Ohio. Aug.' 30. A heavily
armed mob of 3,000 men placed a rope
tround the neck ot Sheriff Kly and
threatened to hang him on Lima's
main street corner tonight unless
he divulged the hiding place of Chas.
Daniels, a negro prisoner whom he
spirited away when the mob burst in
to the jail to seize the negro. Daniels
is charged with assaulting Mrs. John
Barber, a white woman.
At 10 o'clock the mob, cuniposcd
mostly of farmers from near Mrs. Bar
ber's country home, armed with shot-
uns. surrounded the jail, overpowered
the police and the Sheriff's deputy and
lorced its way into the jail, looking
for the negro. The Sheriff's wife
opened all the cells, but the negro was
rhen the infuriated mob noticed that
Sheriff Ely was gone, and when he re
turned he was asked w hat he had done
with the negro. He refused to tell and
took refuge in his house. The mob
drove him out and lie hid in the Flks'
The mob split up. some going in
automobiles to the new State hospital
for the Criminal Insane, two miles
from here, and others to search the
ourt-house clock tower, where a ne-
gio once hid twenty jears ago and was
When these parties reported to the
others, who with drawn revolvers still
watched the jail, a howl was set up.
Find Hie Sheriff !'' Ely was found In
the Flk's club and was threatened with
lynching if he did not give up his pris
oner, lie refused and was taken to a
amp post with a noose about bis neck
The police tried vainly to rescue him.
With his clothes torn off and blood
stttttming from a dozen cuts. Sheriff
Kly has yielded to the mob which had
placed a rope about him to hang him
ilid has lett town, presumably to take
the blood maddened men to the hilling
place of the negro.
NO TRACE FOUND OF FAY
All Trains Watched in Atlanta and
Mlauta. Aug. 30. No trace hail been
found today of "Lieut." Robert Fay
sentenced to eight years imprisonment
for plotting to blow up munition ships
of the Allies at New Vork, ur William
Knobloeh, sentenced at New York for
using the mails to del rami, botli of
whom escaped from the Federal pris
on In re yesterday.
Prison otticials and police of cities
throughout this section watched nil
trains and searched Atlanta and vici
BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL
Boston 4, St. Louis 0.
New York 5, Detroit 2.
Chicago 7. Philadelphia 3.
Washington Cleveland 1.
Standing of the Clubs
Won Lost. P.C.
Boston 71 51 .582
Detroit 9 57 .548
Chicago 68 57 .544
St. Louis 68 58 .540
New York 66 68 .532
Cleveland h. 67 59 .532
Washington 511 62 .488
Philadelphia 27 i3 JtS
Boston 1. I'ittsburg o Hirst gamei
Pittsburg 7. Hoston tl (second
New York fi. Cincinnati 5 (12 In
Brooklyn 4. St. Louis 1.
Chicago 2. Philadelphia 0.
Standing of the Clubs
Won. Lost. P.C,
Brooklyn 73 44 .621
Hoston fi!' 4. .605
Philadelphia 67 40 .578
Nimv York 66 68 .4S2
I'ittsburg 54 64 .458
St. Louis 65 67 .451
Chicago 54 8 .443
Cincinnati 46 78 .371
For eastern New York and western
Vermont generally fair tonight am
Friday. Somewhat warmer.
FLOUR MILLS WILL CLOSE
All in Minneapolis Will Be Shut Half
Hour After Strike Order.
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 31. Every
flour mil! in Minneapolis will be
closed 30 minutes after the order for
a nationwide railway strike becomes
effective, according to an announce
ment yesterday by the Washburn
Crosby company. All the mills in the
city are filled to capacity, with no
available storage space and no way
in which to move the output, says the
FOR PARALYSIS SUFFERS
New York City Will Be Asked to Ap
New York, Aug. 31 The city of New
York will be asked to appropriate
$350,000 for the after care of children
crippled by the epidemic ef infantile
paralysis, Acting Mayor Frank Rowl
ing announced yesterday. The acting
mayor said he would bring the sub
ject before the board ofestimate and
apportionment at its meeting Septem
The confidence of health department
officials that the epidemic was under
control was shaken yesterday by an
other increase in the number of new
cases reported. There are 89,
against 73 Tuesday. The deaths were
22, against 32 Tuesday, for the 24
hours ending at 10 a. m. Experience,
however, lias shown that Tuesday s
figures are usually high on account of
the failure of physicians to report
ases over Sunday.
DEATH OF PLAINFIELD GIRL
Miss Maud Townsend Died of Infan
tile Paralysis at Jersey City.
Barre, Aug. 30. Word was received
llarre and I'lainfield today of the
death at a hospital in Jersey City, N.
of Miss Maud Townsend, a well-
known I'lainfield young woman, from
infantile paralysis. Death occurred
last evening, the young lady having
been taken sick a week or 10 days ago
while she was employed in a summer
hotel In Asbury Park, N. J. She was
promptly removed to the hospital in
Jcrrey City, where she continued to
decline rapidly. The remains arc to
be brought to I'lainlield early Thurs
Miss Townsend was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Townsend, and
she also leaves a sister. Miss Minnie
low i, send. Mrs. Frank Trow of Uarro
Town Is an airnt of the young woman
In I'lainfield. where the young woman
was born and received her education,
she was very popular. She went to
sbury Park early in the summer to
be employed lu a hotel.
C. V. NOT INVOLVED
Road Will Treat With Men Indepen
dently in Case of Strike.
Burlington, Aug. 80. The Central
Vermont railway In the event of a
trike will trent with its men Inde
pendently, so a high official ot the
oad said last night. President Ld-
ward C. Smith has notified the As
sociation ot Railroad President.-, that
he will not act In concert with them.
In so doing he has not been alone.
Several presidents of the smaller rail
roads. Fast and West, have done the
The men themselves, this same of
ficial said, have not voted with their
fellows on the big four brotherhoods
to go on strike. Like thousands of
employes of the Pennsylvania and one
or two other smaller systems, they
have taken no positive action. So
far as known they have signed no
petitions against a strike hut have
kept out of it as far as possible.
There are at present about 100 con
luctors. . 20o brakemeii. including
trainmen. 100 firemen, P0 engineers
and BO ynrdmen who would be affected
in case they joined in a general conn-
try-wide strike. The Central Vermont
is short handed at present.
"The relations which exist between
th- railroad ofHci.ils and the men at
the present time we consider very
friendly," said the official In question
tlie men had never struck, he added.
and they were receiving standard pa
the same wages as prevailed on tin
big railroads The Central Vermont
said this official, was In a peculiar
position because of its u (filiated own
ersblp with the Grand Trunk. Tin
latter, along with the Canadian Pad
He and the other Canadian roads. Is
In little danger of a strike unit I after
the war. although they all belong to
the Internationa brotherhoods. The
later network the whole continent
ami ordinarily Canada, would be as
much Involved us the United States
In case of a general strike.
The Canadian members of the (our
brotherhoods, however, the O, V. offi
cial declares, have as mnch as prom
ised 001 lo strike while the greal
war Is in progress. Simply from pa
triotic motives and from a realization
of the extent lo which (ho mother
country depends upon Canada for sup
plies the men have raid (hey would
A report to the effort that the em
ploycs of the Central Vermont are
not affiliated with the big four is un
true. The report said that the local
lodges split off several years ago. The
lodges of both railroads are aflillated
but there m no cbsI Iron rule attains!
their refusing lo iihkjo by a general
strike order of the leaders of the big
SI6NIK&0F8-K0UR GUARDSMEN SENT
Brotherhood Leaders Say Threat-
ened Walkout Han Be Averted
WASHINGTON MORE HOPEFU
Trainmen Still Vigorously Opposing
President's Plan of Compulsory
Washington. Aug. 31. The strike
situation. In the opinion ot congress
men has changed from one of pessi
mism to one of hope within the last 24
hours. The biggest factor in this
change Is the statement of W. G. Lee,
head of the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen, that the enactment ot a
law incorporating an 8-hour day would
uvea the strike. It is expected that
the 8-hour bill will be before Congress
tomorrow. Lee also informed the
committee that provided the 8-hour
bill was signed by Saturday night the
trainmen would be able to Hash an or
der calling off the threatened strike.
Washington. Aug. 31. All the In
fluence of the administration was
brought to bear yesterday in an effort
to persuade the railroad brotherhood
leaders to cancel or postpone the or
der calling a nation wide strike Mon
day, while leaders in Congress began
paving the way for legislation design
ed to prevent or stop the threatened
Little tangible progress was made
in either direction, but In official guar
tera at Washington last night there
still prevailed conhdenee that in one
way or another the walkout would be
To the spokesmen of President Wil
son who encroached them, all if the
brotherhood Officials gave the same re
ply; that they had no power to recall
the stiike order and that only one
thing "a satisfactory settlement
could keep their men at work after 7
a. m. lbor day. Further pressure
will be brought to bear, and a.- a ljst
resort the president Is eouside: ,ng a
public appeal to the men tneniselves
to have the order rescinded.
Apparently the 'egislatlon which is
being counted upon to stay tb broth
erhoo ls is that par of the pre . dent's
program which would fix an eight hour
day for railroad employes engaged In
operating trains in interstate com
merce, ami provide for an investiga
tlon of Its effects by a commission or
This embodies ihe principal icatures
of the president's original plan ac
Cepted by the trainmen, and W. G
Lee. bead of the trainmen, said last
night that its enactment with a guar
antee of the present rate of daily pay
would be regarded by the brotherhood
leaders as a "satisfactory settlement
Immediately upon its becoming a law.
he said. the brotherhood leaden
would send out the code message no
tilvlng general chairmen that the
strike order should not go Into effect.
Fven some of the congressional lead
ers wiio oppos. i'IIki- featmes ol :he
progiam say such a law couPi bf
The railway presidents and the
managers' conference committe" were
III separate session practlcallv all day
The managers discussed possibilities
of the strike and what their rc&dl
might be able to do if it came. They
decided last night that Elistm Let
chairman ot the committc. and a few
others should remain In Washington
for several days, the rest to go home
at once. Mr. Lee probably will be th
chief spokesman at the Senate hear
The brotherhood bends snout many
bonis yesterday pl,iinin a vigorous
light on the compulsory investigation
leatiiro o( t in presidents program,
which they will com but. for the pres
ent, to the exclusion of everything
else In It.
How Tapioca Is Made.
Hardly Is there any article of whose
origin sn little Is known ns tapioca, "
writes ,i. k. lank in a book on "Spices,
It is iiiiiiiuf.ieinre.l from tapioca
dour mi the Islnnds of Singapore, Pe
unng ami Java. This BoUr Is made
frmn the tapioca pointo, the root of
the cassava or DtSntoc plant
These potatoes often Weigh over
twenty Minds. They are washed.
skinned. CHI Into mall pieces ni put
Into a grntcr, where small circular
snws reduce Ihem tO pulp. The flue
fimir U separated by n revolving drum
nml after being washed Hx tlBM U
dried on bested trays, D Is then msds
Inbi dOOgfa and DtMSd ttUfOVgh sieves
"Why do you keep (hat clumsy wait
er? He breaks n Hay of dishes nearly
"Yes. and It keeps nr patrons MMW
ed tOO, Bonis any cabaret TjetON.
BACK TO FORT
Troop Train Halted Upon Arrival at
REASON FOR ORDER UNKNOWN
War Department Directs 15,000
Troops Now on Border to Return
to Home Camps.
The remainder of the Vermont vol-
unteeis who left the mobilization
camp near Fort Ethan Allen at 4.50
o'clock yesterday afternoon lor Eagle
Pass, Tex., were turned back at Brat
tleboro at 1 o'clock this morning. It
is understood that the troop train
arrived at Brattleboro shortly before
12 o'clock and that a telegram from
the war department at Washington
was there delivered to the officer in
charge directing that the troops be re
turned to the mobilization camp.
No reason for the change in orders
was given but it Is supposed to be the
r suit of developments in the railroad
It is understood that the troop train.
consisting of seven tourist cars, two
baggage cars and a commissary car.
was started on the return trip shortly
after 1 o'clock this morning.
Washington, Aug. 30. Orders for
the return to their state mobilization
camps of 15,000 national guardsmen
now on the Mexican border were is
sued tonight by the war department.
Gen. Funston was directed to return
three regiments lrom New York, two
from New Jersey, two from Illinois,
two from Missouri and one each from
California, Oregon, Washington and
Set rotary Baker announced the or
der after a conference with President
Wilson at the White House. Earlier
In the day the department had ordered
to their home stations 6000 regular
coast artillerymen who have been serv
log as infantry on the border.
The policy now is to give all of the
state troops called Into the federal
service opportunity to see service on
war footing along the international
Withdrawal of Gen. Pershing's ex
pedition in Mexico which is expected
to follow soon after the meeting of
the Mexican American joint commis
sion at Portsmouth, N. H probably
will lead to the early return home ot
all the guardsmen.
DR. SHERWOOD HEADS SUFFS
t. Albans Woman Elected President
of the Vermont Association
St. Albans. Aug. 30 The annual
meeting of the ermont Equal Suf
frage association opened here this af
ternoon with a representative attend
ance of members. The following offi
cers were elected:
Honorary president, Mrs. Julia A.
Pierce of Rochester; president. Dr.
Grace Sherwood of St. Albans; vice-
president, first congresional district.
Mrs, H. B, Howard of Burlington; vlco
president, second congressional dis
trict. Mrs. W. L. Bryant of Springfield;
treasurer. Mrs. Lucas Blancherd ot
Montpeller: teeording secretary. Miss
J. Onniin D. Croft of Burlington; cor
responding secretary, Miss Emilia
Houghton of St. Albans; auditor. Mrs.
Francis P Wyman of Manchester
Dr. Sherwood was commissioned
delegate to the national convention to
be held at Atlantic City. N. J. As presl
dent of the association. Dr. Sherwood
to appoint two other delegates. This
evening a reception was held al Dr.
Sherwood's home. An Important busi
ness meeting tomorrow will close tho
TRAIN PROMISED WILSON
President Going to Kentucky on Day
Set for Strike
Washington. Aug. 30 President Wil-
son Is going ahead with his plans to
visit llodgenville. Ky . September i to
accept the Lincoln larm for the nation
despite the fact that the railway strike
is called for that day. Railway olll lals
are said to nave assurou ine vvnue
House a train would be provided.
T "resident goes lo Long Brant'-.
N. J . Saturday to receive formally notl-
llcation of his nomination.
So far tho strike orlsls bus not been
permitted to alter the plans (or either
CONSTANTINE HAS FLED?
Greek Government In Panic
London. Aug 31 The Greek gov
ernment has been thrown Into u panic
by the resignation ot premier Ealmls
and there are rumors that King Con
Htautlno has (led from the city, an
Athens dispatch says.
Premier Zalmls Is reported to have
resigned because of Itinnanla's en
trance Into the wnr.