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VOL. 1. NO. BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH .7, IDl.'J. PRICE, 2 CENTS. I1P1IP 1 11 A I I L Y OVER 300,000 GOING HOME lights plaved ujioh the dome of theil A I l I A rITO capitol, ina kin; the statue of liberty I I I M I U W lmW that crowns it stand out as of a living J VL-lll 111 I III Ll 0 ! figure. Peace nionunient, originally in- i tended for a fountain, was last night ' performing that function for the first time since the last inaugural. Upon its waters were thrown by several box I lights, different colored rays wierdly J beautiful. The court of honor, in front jof the White House, was a central point of illumination, as it had been DR. SEWARD WEBB I RESCUED FROM FIRE; Great Throngs Leaving Who ; Jho Attended Inauguration Yesterday WERE ALTERED PASS EVERY AMENDMENT WANTED SON ARRESTED. RIOTIOUS SCENES EARLY THIS MORNING ing the chief feature of the display. Faring the replica a huge spotlight threw its rays on the Jeffersonian man sion, bringing its portico, columns and colonial outline into brilliant relict against the background of cedar trees, their branches studded with countless miniature electric bulbs giving the ef fect of thousands of fireflies winging their w:iv through the native pines J ..t i i ! r..:rtiirt i which siiirotiui jiuiiuraiu. From the time the illuminations be gan thousands poured through Peunsyl vania h venue to witness the brilliaut One Curious Crowd Tried to Catch a Sj,ectacle. But .when the aerial pyro Glimpse of President Wilson, and ! technic display started two hours later the great mass of humanity turned its Another Jammed the Corridors at attention to the monument grounds. the Capitol. ,The display opened with a Hash which i gave plat e to a bomb signal. Immedi-1 WASHINGTON, D. '. March i. 1 he ately a host of small balloons anil air national capital awoke today to find ships floated gracefully across the sky, the streets httc red with aeons aner matie oriiiianr uy me asreni vi man the inauguration itarade. The work- - rr m. Pay Note With Interest ECHOES OF FRENCH AND RAYMOND CASE Words "With Interest" Not on Note As .Originally .Drawn Effort, to Have Entry "Discontinued" Strick en from Court Records. Constitutional Changes Former Candidate for Governorship of Vermont Carried to Safety from ; House Bought by Rockefeller. NEW YOKK, March 5 Dr. W. Sew ! -I nrd Webb, t lie railroad man and finan- j Crown and French Refuse to-fo7heer State Favorable to : gnl residence being at Shelburne, where j ! he owns one of the finest estates in ; America, was rescued yesterday by ! i his servants when a fire in the second ; i story of his Ffth avenue home threat- ! ened to reach his apartment. He had i been confined to his home by illness ' i some time, lie was taken to the j niMI V OAT AT I THli'VC ! of his son nearby and last night re-jUlNLiI OlliIjL I U it i O t 4 1 4- - 4- I . t lmrtia Kan it w o .j lnq rn. etl that the fire, which caused damage AljAIlNOl IrlEjlM of about . 10,000, hat! not reached the living rooms. Only two weeks ago John I). Rock- j efeller bought from Mrs. W. Seward i . ... . . . . - - Webb the .esideme iu which the fire ! Addison County Bears Distinction of occurred. The price paid was $1,250, OOO. Mr. Rockefeller acquired the prop erty, which whs a wedding gift to Mrs. Webb from her father, the late William H. Ynnderbilt, to prevent it passing into the hauds of iuvestors Charged with Aggravated Assault Upon Mother, Causing Her Death. ST. ALBANS, March 5.-Cs a re sult of the inquest at East Fairfield Monday afternoon to determine the cause of the death of Mrs. Klsie Tracy, her crippled son, James, is un der arrest and iu .the county jail on the charge of an aggravated assault. Mrs. Tracy was .found at her home by neighbors, apparently following an as sault. She died two days later, the immediate cause being pneumonia. MAJORITY FOR NO-LICENSE W. H. TAFT LEAVES FOR GEORGIA TODAY Some years ago Watson S. French and Tuflield Raymond became involved men are already engaged tearing down tiie stands ami the decorations and thousands of the visitors are leaving for their homes, trains being crowded in all directions. t Riotous scenes attended the exodus in the early hours of the day. It is estimated that more than :.100,000 per sons asiide from residents of this city witnessed yesterday's events, and by tonight the greater part of this crowd -will be on its homeward way. Throngs of visitors who were reluc tant to "leave were in evidence early this morning at the White House, hop ing to get a glimpse of President V ll son, and another curious crowd jam med the capitol corridors waiting for the doors of the Senate galleries to open, in the hope that they might wit ness the special session of that body, the first of a new Congress. Aerial fireworks with the sweeping, wide-Hung rays of many searchlights revealing the outlines of the white dome of the capitol and other historic buildings, made Washington a scene of beauty and brilliancy in the closing inauguration - festivities last night. Never, it is said, has so brilliant a dis play of fireworks or an illumination of such magnitude been attempted. Large searchlights threw their rays along the avenues and on public buildings, while at the monument grounds the crashing of thousands of aerial bombs and the flaming light from large set pieces il luminated the sky. But it was not alone a riot of bombs and flashliights. The entire display was significent of tin? arrival of the new executives, with set pieces showing the President and vice president and inanv designs of "Wilson" and "Marshall." The illumination of, the city began sunn after sunset. At once every part of Pennsylvania avenue, from the cap itol to Washington circle, was ablaze with light. Peace monument stood out in bold relief and the avenue from end to end was transformed into a fairy land of light by hundreds of incandes cent lamps spanning the street in graceful arches. On the roofs of the Senate and House office buildings, a number of powerful electric search- Being only County to Oppose Each Amendment What the Changes Are Likely to Do. Vermont's constitution is to uiider- rockets and other illuminating pieces, j in several disputes at law. Finally it Following the opening flash and j was aerWll to arbitrate the various bomb came the salute ot lvi guns nre.t , from steel mortars. Then -came a bril- i matters at one tell swoop and John! liant illumination of the White House ! K. Gale, A. 1. Carpenter ami Almon I. j grounds ami the monument ground, through the ascot of bombs that, up on explosion, released fires that burned the national colors. The effect of this upon the surrounding white buildings and the- Washington monument was spectacular. At intervals, pieces were shown that reflected against the sky the Ted, white and blue of the national flag either in theform of a shield or the flag itself Bolles were agreed upon as arbitrators. The decision of the board went against Mr. French and he claimed fraud ami deceit on the part of the ; other side in the testimony given be- ! . , . . . fore the arbitrators. He brought a bill ' President Wilson Will Not Meet Ap plicants in Person Except by Ap pointment Official Announce- and to protect his own home and thatiK'o cnanges propose.! as me voters of his son in the rear of the Webb!1'' :i voto ot a,,M,t two to one at th home from the invasion of business oria""""1 town meetings yesterday rati apartment buildings. j fied each of the eight proposals of I amendment submitted by the legisla ture of 1012 after that bo.lv had rati- tied the proposals made by the legisla ture of li10. Addison county bears mrv fX?vmV CI?I?TrT?TC ' tho lit"ctioii of being the only 1VJ VJrrlHi OEiEilVriliO : ,.0i,nty to return a majority against each amendment proposed. Many amu Later in the Month the ex-President Will Return to New Haven, to Take Up' His Duties at Yale. WASHINGTON". 1. C, March 5. William H. Taft, public servant since he was 21, said farewell to public life vesterdav and became a citizen of the republic that he has served over the seas and throughout the world for so many years that he has almost for gotten when he enlisted. His good-by was a smile, a handshake for the members of his cabinet; a courtly bow to the women friends who braved the Vote in Town Meeting Was 745 to 351 Against Saloon PROPOSALS OF AMEND MENT ALL ADOPTED Majority Against Drug Store Licenses was 487 Road Commissioner Brown Expects to Engage Practical Road Builder. Brattleboro never wavered an instant in the determination to .remain in the "dry"" column on the. license question. It was just before 4 o'clock yesterday when the announcement was made that the ma- THE FROZEN HAND inauguration discomforts to bid him jority for no-license was only six less than and Mrs. Taft god speed in the union a year ago; '.'MA as against 4"l in 11H. station, a wave of the hand and an- .The vote, which, was given in most of other smile for the people who stood j yesterday's edition of Th Ketormer, was: in the train she. I an. I watched his train pull slowly out for the south. The laKt that Washington saw of in chancery and the case went through the county court twice and was car ried to the supreme cmirt twice. An agreement finally was reached The crowning effect of the display ' hy which French was to pay to Ray- : was the ing and unexplainable things have been the "7th President was the dim outline discovered in tabulating the returns. : of a big, smiling figure a frock ment. w uiiivnTnv r i' m. - some n .iriM..i IV.., I'. .Mill i li . . iraiisi.uiiuaii.Mi wih.t, ; " - .... , " -n ,. , ... 1...1,.,, -, ...i nrn,llM ,.;. i?mall towns in a score of instances coat with hair a little awry standing i flatly retused to ratity a single ameu.l ! ment and in perhaps another score of ' instances towns of the same size for unaccountable reason voted amendment. on the rear platform of a private car as it was swallowed in the curling smoke of the tunnel that leads under the city to lixie. His last glimpse of the city where four years ago he be came chier executive an.l vester-lav a rill ar here . . , -.i .i i ... . t li t f. i." r.,..i.. r. t if,.,,,,, w ).,... i. ... nwnj-n , ................ r. . WlllCh Iietratl Wlin H mainiUOlIl UOU Hid CHimis, ll. ... . I . l. Ililiun m IC rtL- iimii mr um- iiuur onni: in. unu - , . . . , , , . wim ii organ u iimiimuiu l uu in , ...... c in . 4 f i :Vi missing from the returns on the private citien bv the peoples v Or roses that Changed llltO an immense ? m Ufi s nir aai nicin anil uhisuu ot i i ivsmein, -n. niisuu uiiiiuuiircu I"', , . j- i .i l. -li . . , , i i Y. .1 i:.f., ;tJiv.,(1,;,, i-M..i, a nnta , .i,v -l.l .wr.., ..... amendment referendum the result will was Iron, the platform of his c .ner.c-., .u,g uu tTu .mk:xY.!. i ! ' "l -ot be materially changed. The re- across the broad Potomac to w 'V. r"'l,a,.lf " , ' rni ,u" , ,7 . . , l,, ;,;i turns as tabulated this morning shows ' the Washington monument lifted it Vice President Marshall. This was i wns made out to the attorneys for those he invited. , . . " . . . - , . irJi:. r ...... .,.,..,..1 iT.,rw vw,.i. w:i ;.,,that the first amendment received 11,- gray, pointed peak to the gray skv "Li":"' ?rrl V i "Ll: ,,1 ' :u -riSCMi votes for and r,3ia against. The Today he expect, to be in t-.in.t .uS " r- .- V - V rli Ir,,.:,, . - ' .L' "IT amendment provided for a two-thirds to rest and i.lav as the truest of Piece ever attemr fTl I ! .3 .1 OAAA WIl. l.rt 4-f. ,. V. . . V l,rt ; .i.l a v 1 1 't ,m'i4- ine device covereu more man -umm mi ui- ii"-i uu i""' " " ui-u" ",v .vimt tm. i,;n 4, ,mroriinr' les on the court docket were marked ! ness the swearing in of Joseph P. Tu- ,v - " " " - las discontinued. ! niultv as secretary to the President. N !' , , Barber had asked! , : , ,. ameu.nue.u cnanges me uaie m iioi'iiuir siaie 1'iecjioiis irom square feet of space. MAYOR GREENE RE-ELECTED. ! TT. G. & F. E. President Wilson today acknowledged j that the note be made with interest, the official resignations of all of Taft'sjbut K. .T. Waterman, who appeared i.:i. . n: .1 n : ... ; ... i. 1 r. ..i . . o -n 1 vauiuci uuiteij; oiiu tin awiMnm tei-i riai ics km i lentil, uii'i v naiics o. v iiase, w no q. .11 .... tt , ., . n 1 1 .1 1 . . , 1 .1 i i 1 a i . , 1 jj-a... uii.t tt mo w v c i xi. liimT in ij lllis II III e U . I Hit 11 1 illarlires in the venous departments, lhouih the ! represented frown, refused. At the end: . . .. , , V . ' ' ; Sejitember to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, begin- Iatter will not detach themselves immedi- j of six: months, when the note became ately their places will be tilled by new i due, French and Crown went to the men within a short time. The first meet-'bank and found that the words "with ing of the new cabinet was held. today but j interest" had been added to the note. it was not an official Catherine as their nominations did not jro to the senate un til noon. I resident Wilson will reappoint Kdiiar ! entry "cases discontinued" stricken ! M r rE. Clark of Iowa as a member of the in-i from the court records, but he held f 1. terstate commerce commission. Clark was; that he had no jurisdiction in the mat reappointed by President Taft but in thejter. Last April a similar petition was senate contest over appointments he was ! brnmrlit before .Tn.W Fish in the cans ami liemocrats, was re-elected mavor of thisWv vesterdav over H. They refused to pav it. A petition was brought before W. Ballard, Progressive, bv a majority t t ti t ti i x . it . ! , .. ' .Z muge r.. u. waterman to nave me ot two, the vote standing 414 to 41-. Ballard has asked for a recount, citv voted for license, ;"2(t to ,'1.47. not confirmed. .John H. Marble of Cali fornia, secretary of the commission, will liecome a member, succeeding Franklin K. Lane, who is a member of the new cabinet. Mr. and Mrs. 1 rank illard are mos'ing from 1! Myrtle street to Vernon, on a farm. They go for the benefit of their daughter, Beatrice, who has not been well this winter. county court, and it was shown there that the words ''with interest'' were not on the note as originally drawn, but had later been written in, it was claimed, bv direction of II. G. Barber. Judge Fish held that if the note was valid it could be collected and if it was invalid it had been made so bv W. Ballard by Two Votes "Wet." ;the date of convening the legislature . i T x -w. , - o i I from the first Wednesday in October ST ALBANS. March -Mavor Sel- , fi M , . Ja'lmarv, begin den . Greene, candidate ot Hepubh- . n . n ..... T,,Vote thU ,end- ment was 1 1,."!'. for and ,".")57 against. The third amendment provides that, a "yea" and "nay'' vote must be called for by five instead of one mem ber of the House of Kepresentativees. There were 10.(i'4 votes for the amend i ment an.l ."I17S against. The fourth amendment relates to the : power of the governor and legislature and takes the pardoning of murderers Indiana Man Will Be at the Head of I out of the hands of the legislators. The vote, was 977"s for and G2ol asraiust. ' States Senate Georgia the citv of Augusta for three weeks. On the 27th he plans to go north again to New Haven to settle down under the elms of Yale to the peace and quiet of life as a professor of law. He left with no bitterness in his heart, he told friends, but only with thank fulness that he had been given the opportunity to serve. JOHN W. KERN, LEADER. Democratic Cohorts in the United AFGl'STA. GA... March A wel come as demonstrative as William H. Taft ever received in Augusta when he was president-elect or president was given him upon his arrival here today. Thousands of cheering school children waving flags, l.0 Richmond academy cadets and a delegation of several hundred citizens including the mayor an.l council were at the station. Mr. Taft's smile was much in evidence. Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Thompson are speiid- The fifth amendment .provides for a the week iu New York. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS v siii i Tfw li f i. - ! general law to cover corporation char- .-Ilf.'XV' I ' . V af .11 (I I V II I 1. I. , . . a i. v- I nr-u iiit- i t in ik r J i r ii i lit iifvv if u- u i .lik i I f i rn i li if rt V"i rD.Ai.nn inrt i . : a1 T l. if ' )) fljUllJST n iiiuiiuit w..vwi.s iiii'i til i;iiM'iis i hi iv .1 mi ii . ifrii . r.. . . i . i of the cases. Crown and French will i uf Indiana was unanimously chosen!.. " S,X.V! "';'". ' lato in tl... fll le.t in wmer. a nr, offi.lovlt nf A0nfanao a .1..:. i.i- ni. . It. ... x--.. !te OI .pi.tgCS lO 1USIICCS. 1 lie uu i inrir nen leaner, i ne caucus men iook i ., 4i . .,..,., i. ... ,,-r.o inni" . . j, . . iie i in .his ii'ii. ii. i in. i i v', - up i iie niisiiiess in coimniiiee assign ments. It was generally understood . t .. . .1. I I I .. " ... . A - 1 ' ;:, w. ,, z i 11 tM-. ,MixlxvsonnieTlootofth(i K0VLSe and .. Wanted To Rent WANTED Waitress at Hoadley's TO RENT Poultry ranch and incu Cafe. 3-tf bator. L. H. Richardson. 1-tf WANTED Position on farm by ex- TO RENT An attractive room, perieneed man. Write E. B., care Re- hardwood finish, bath, electric lights' former. 1-5- and telephone service; 9 Chapin St., cor. Oak. 2-tf WANTED Atlas of Windham Coun- J ty, Vt. State publisher, date of pub- . i lication, condition and price. Lock IjpeClQI IVOtlCCS ! Box 10, Holliston, Mass. 1 H. C. STREETER, U. S. Penson Claim Agent. Crosby Block, Brattle- For Sale boro, vt. i-tf FOR SALE and TO RENT placards SEWING Machine Needles and sup at The Reformer office. 10 cents each, plies for all makes of machines at J. B. Dunton's, 16 Flat St. FOR SALE Furniture and Ranges, both new and second-hand, at J. B. FLOWERS and FLORAL DESIGNS. Dunton's. 1-tf Satisfaction guaranteed. Hopkins, the florist, 144 Western Ave., on car line. FOR SALE Farms. Circular free. Tel 437. .; m-w-s Dept. SI. P. F. Leland, 31 Milk St., : Boston. 1-tf MISS GERTRUDE E. HUNT, Mas- - - - seuse. A specialty in fractures, sprains, FOR SALE Roan horse, nearly five sciatiea, neuritis, lumbago, rheumatism years old, weighs 1400 lbs., kind and stiff joints, etc. Swedish method. 5 true, single or double, fearless. In- Tyler gt Tel 146.j j.tf quire of M. Black, or at Allen's stable. MRS. ELIZABETH I. BAILEY, FOR SALE Two-tenement house, chiropody, pedicure, manicure, sham modern improvements, large lot. Three poo, facial massage, scalp treatment, minutes' walk from postoffice, school at Mrs. Bascom's, 83 Main St., second and church. For particulars, address floor. At vour home by appointment. A, Reformer Office. 1-6 'Phone 383-M or 292-R. 3-tf ' FOR SALE Two extra large store SAM ZAR, 78 Elliot St., buys rags, tubs, in good condition; 6 lowdown ex- metals, rubbers, papers; cash or trade, press wagons suitable to carry milk, Highest prices. Mail a card and I will also 1 low-down grocery wagon, all in call. Tel. 37-W. 1-tf good order; 1 top buggy; 1 light eoupe; 1 low-down one-horse truck, and 1 sap-pan for boiling sap with steam. TONIGHT Charles Miner, Brattleboro. the petition for the re-opening of the cases once marked discontinued, stat ing that their defense will be based on the ground that the note was kno'.vinglv and wilfully changed after I mcnts having been passed as payment of the sum agreed upon. and ."iiMiti against. The seventh proposal permits the leg- Mis. Bert E. Leitsinner .f 1 Myrtle street has mountain laurel and aibutus in in full bloom. The laurel was gathered STATESMEN IN SCRAPS. Yes ; No 74-". l-t vear the figures lead : Yes '.ZV.t; No 7:U. Even moie divided was the vote auainst the granting of drutfjiists' liieiiM-s, the ma jority against that Wing 47, -. showinsr plainly that there were some willine to vote for the saloon, but not willing to have the druggists dispense liquor under a physician's preset iption. l'rattleboro heled swell the majority of the entire state in favor of the eight constitutional amendments. While the majorities varied somewhat each was de cidedly in favor of the amendments. Here are the various votes : , No. 1. Yes. .MK); No. 4R!. No. Yes. l.(K4: N. 42f. No. :i. Yes. S04: No. 4f.7. No. 4. Yes. 74fi: No, fa;. No. Yes, 7S7; No, 472. No. ;. Yes. 7fC; No. 4V.. No. 7. Yes, (.CA No. 41. No. s. Yes. S42; No, TS1. The vote to postpone action on voting a tax caused some comment at the time and since. Treasurer W. H. Bracket t aid t that the taxable list lat year wa Sf.-oii7.r"-"i and the offrets approxiniately 1 were $1.277.H0. a jaand total of $7,1.44,.- . ne maiuiaiiie.i in.ti "ir . now of 40 cents would raise as much a the selectmen had asked. Tax Collector W. A. Shuniwav wa askinl this moruiiifj how the postponement of the voting on the tax until June 1.1 would affect him and he replied that it wo.uld not make more than a week's dif ference as he alwa3's had to wait until July to be able to add to the total tax the school district tax. The onlv difference the delay makes to him is the fact that he cannot make out even a part of his bills until after the middle of June. The new road commissioner. Henry R. Brown, said this morning that he had no definite plans yet except that he in tended to engage some competent young man with knowledge of road construction to do the construction work under the sujH'i vision of the commissioner. ANOTHER AVIATOR KILLED. TORPEDO BOAT SANK SIXTY-FOUR PERISH German Lieutenant and First Officer i Among Those Lost Two Officers j and 15 of Crew Saved. j ! HOLGOLANI), GERMANY, March 5.1 pensation for injuries received by env ployes. The vote for the amendment i was 11,3 lit and .'5241 against. I The eighth proposal of amendment ; permits a revision ot the constitution : by the judges of the supreme court in Geoffrey England Fell at Salisbury ! order to incorporate all of the forego- . ., , ling amendments. The vote for this Plain, England, While Making i Jir7ll0sal was jo..".", and 5454, against. Flight in Monoplane. j SALISBURY PLAIN, ENGLAND, March 5. Geoffrey England, a British aviator, was killed today by falling in his monoplane while making a flight at the army flying ground here. DR. FRIEDMAN ABANDONS PLANS DISSOLUTION NOTICE The partnership existing between us has by mutual agreement been dissolved. Each partner will continue in the practice of the law upon his own individual account. All accounts due Gibson & Waterman must be settled at once. Dated at Brattleboro, Vt., February first, 1013. E. W. Gibson, E. J. Waterman. man boat known in naval circles as "G-178, " sank after being rammed by the cruiser Yrorck, off this island, iu the North sea. Sixty-four of the German sailors were drowned, together with the com manding officer, Lieut. Kooh, and First Officer Little. The surgeon, engineer and 15 mem bers of the crew were saved. The tor pedo boat went to the bottom almost immediately after being struck. THE WEATHER. Warmer in Maine and Colder in Ver mont the Prediction for Tomorrow. WASHINGTON, 1. C, March 5. The weather forecast for tomorrow is as follows: Unsettled weather, with snow tonight or Thursday. Warmer weather in Maine and colder in Ver mont is expected. The winds will be moderately variable, shifting to a Later. The boat which met with j southerly ' direction Thursday and in- Baptist church Old Folks' concert Masonic Temple Columbian lodge works second and third degrees. Buzzell's alleys Match between two Estev teams. disaster was a torpedo boat destroyer, not a torpedo boat, as first reported. It was returning from maneuvers at sea, and in attempting to pass through an opening between the column of warships miscalculated the distance and was cut in halves when it collided with the cruiser Yoreke. The Yorcke immediately signaled the accident to the other vessels within calling dis tance and all cruised about, throwing flashlights over the sea in all direc tions and lowering boats. The men rescued were picked up within a short time. creasing in velocity. CONFERRING WITH EMPLOYERS. Friendship circle will meet this after noon in Odd Fellows Hall and at 0.15 a public supper will be served. Mrs. Betsey Boynton, who lives with her daughter, Mrs. A. P. Carpenter, is ill in her home on Myrtle street. To revive ancient good breeding and bring back the old-time manners, it is necessary to set aside money as the chief foundation of respect and to set up once more the ideals of courtesy and kindly conduct. Thomas Nelson Page. BOWLING NOTES. Effort Being Made to Settle Strike of Boston Garment Workers. BOSTON, March 5. Twenty manu facturers of women's garments were represented today at a conference with the settlement committee of the wom en garment workers' union. The de mands of the strikers are for a 15 per cent increase in wages and more sani tary conditions. Extra police were on duty throughout the garment manu T.r, 4-V, TV. 4- r x-nu teams xiuiii mr ustrv WKau V-'x-:,. V.,, ,i;Dx,.Koo. company will roll a match at the Buz-1 iai lu,lu u"""-" """""" zell alleys this evening. There is said tobe a considerable rivalry between the fives and a hot contest is sure to ensue. Tomorrow night the feature event at Buzzell's alleys will be a go bet tween the Red Jackets and a team from Parsons 's Flat street allevs. v Mrs. Duane Farr and daughter, Rena will return today from Bernardston where they have been for the past three months. were reported up to noon. Mrs. A. D. Stoddard, 72, of Hastings, Neb., wife of a former Dummerston resi dent, died m her home ttiere l-eh. 11. Airs. Henry Timson of this town and Mrs. Rose Knight of Dummerston hill are sisters of Mr. Stoddard and Mrs. 1. L. Moore is a niece. Mrs. Stoddard leaves, besides her husband, who is 80 years old, a son, Wil liam Smith Stoddard, principal of a high school in Colorado, and a daughter. Miss Alma Stoddard, teacher in a school in Holstein, Neb. Will Not Use His Tuberculosis Serum in New' York Hospitals Without Sanction of the Board of Health. NEW YORK, March 5. Dr. B. F. Fried man n of Berlin announced here today that he had abandoned all plans for testing his tuberculosis serum in any of the New York hospitals with out the sanction of the board of health. The board has decided not to un dertake at present any official clin ical tests of any specific treatment of tuberculosis. Dr. Freidmanii has not announced what he is going to do. Dr. Friedmanu arrived here only a few days ago in response to an offer of financial backing from Charles E. Finlay. It was generally reported that Mr. Finlay had offered to give the doc tor $1,000,000 if he would cure a cer tain percentage out of 100 cases. It was expected that one of the first cases to be treated would be Mr. Fin lav's son-in-law, Ray Paris. Dr. Friedmann declared on his ar rival that his discovery would not be held as a secret for commercial pur poses, but that he intended to make it known to all the world, the method of its derivation and the manner of its administration. In general it is a bacilli taken from a turtle into which tubercular bacilli from a human pa tient have been injected. Dr. Friedmann expressed a wish to treat 50 or more children with tuber cular knees, as in such eases the re sults of the treatment are more quick ly apparent. I always suspect that people who like their poetry framed, and who have uplift mottoes stuck in mirrors where they can study them while they brush their hair in the morning, never really get any poetry inside of them. Meredith Nicholson. Killing of a Congressman. "The quarrels of our modern states men, are innocuous and are even less apt to result in bloodshed than French duels," said a former congressman from South Carolina to a Baltimore American reporter. "Here are Sena tor Tillman and Gov. Blease hurling epithets and making unlv charges against each other, but there is not the remotest danger of a fight." "Tillman is xirevented from violent action bv his age and physical infirmi ties and besides it would be too undig nified for a man of his station to en gage in a personal encounter. It is true that he and a former colleague, McLaurin, did go at each other in fisti cuff fashion on the floor of the United States senate some vears ago. but for that violation of the proprieties thev paid dearlv. A resolution was passed suspending the pair and for the biggest part of a week they were not allowed to take anv part in the senatorial pro ceedings. Finally Joe Bailev got the floor and demonstrated that the suspen sion was altogether out of order and likewise illegal, and the combatant were permitted to reassume their official duties. "A wav back of this when the racket occasioned by the present breach be tween Tillman and Cole Blease was no more than a zephyr to a cyclone it looked as thoi"h there would be a kill ing or mavbe several killings as a con seouence of the campaign that Tillman made against Gen. M. C. Butler, who was in the senate with Wade Hampton. "Butler and his competitor were on the same railway train one dav during their canvass and Butler, with his hand in close proximity to his revolver. talked insultingly. Tillman never knew what it was to fear anvone. but he knew he was at a disadvantage and nwallowed the insult, but he evened up things bv takiner awav Butler s toga. "Durinir mv service in the house 1 saw congressmen inflamed with anger denounce each other vehemently, but collisions were rare. Once I saw Blount of Georgia and Clifton R. Beckinridee of Arkansas pummel each other on the floor of the house during an exciting election of officers, but neither was bad ly, hurt. The only fatality that oc curred in the capitol in mv recollection was the killing of Congressman Taulbee hv a newspaper man named Kincaid. "Both men were Kentuckians and ouarrelled over a matter of patronage. Taulbee was a tall, muscular individual of almost giant strength, while the other was a weakly little chap. On the fatal day the congressman milled his enemy's ear and mad with rage, Kin caid rushed out of the building, pro cured a pistol and, returning fired a bullet that brought almost instant death to Taubee. The slaver was tried for murder and the jury brought in a verdict of acquittal. ' WREN HEARING MAY BE CLOSED TODAY Chief George Wilson Hears that De cision on Extradition Proceed ings May be Known Tonight or Tomorrow. Chief-of-Polite George Wilson received information today from Sheriff Loid of Kecne that the hearing on the slate of New IIamihire's petition for the extiadi tion of John Wren, charged with the murder of James Stewart Hamilton in Hinsdale. Feb. 5, probably would le i-oin-pletwd todaj at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sheriff Lord said it was expected that the court would' announce its decision today and that the decision ought t le known in Keene tonight or tomoirow. SPORTING NOTES. Arthur l'elky, who has insisted that he is a ''white hope."' also that he could not le knocked out by human agency, has twice all but In-en knocked out in New York in a week, the lat time by a tighter who could use only his left hand, as he had a broken right. Patrick Doyle of Manchester, N. IL, who helped Brattleboro win two state basketball championships. sustained an injury in Pennsyvania recently which may cost him the sight of one eye. He was traveling with theTroy basketball team and with his team mates was taking a stroll through the town where a game was to be played iu the evening. In "rough-housing" each other one of the players was pushed into a tub of mortar. This man picked up a scale of mortar and hurled it at his mates, the piece strik ing Doyle in the eye. Pupils up to the age of fc ytars are attending the nisht schools in Ken tucky. In one reading class of 25, not a memter is less than 73 years of a?e, and the oldest, "Aunt Dicie Oartr," who Is S6. Is thought to ie the ol.iest public school pnjpil in the United States. The elementary studies are taken up and t OHave the embarrassment of using primers, current events and new Items are correlated with reading, the reading text being a little newspaper prepared especially for betfinners. iiible study i especially popular with the pupils.