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':. it 11 l BHATTLEHOHO, -VERMONT, WEDNESDAY EVENING; AUGUST 12, 1914. VOL. 2. NO. i:K). PRICE, 2 CENTS. n THE LIEGE FORTS ARE ALL NTACT ARRANGE PEACEFUL DISSOLUTION OF ROADS Claim from London That Only Small Groups of Soldiers Entered Town Under Cover of Darkness-German Cavalry Engaged in Forward Movement Along Front of Allies LONDON', August YZ. The mililnry position nt Id 'go, Belgium, silsn along the Franco ierman I'i'iit'h-r v. In it 1 1 J 1 1 1 i n outposts arc in touch, and in Alsace, where severe engage iits between a I'ren. h invading force uinl tin' German defenders were 1 t i i'ti 1 1 v fought, is i-x 1 l:i i I in a despatch I'nuii the French foreign mir.istiT 1 e.eiv e.j, hero this mi. iniii. Hi' says: "Winners regarding t lit loss of l,;ege loits bv ill.' I'.il-ian troops ar- entirely false. Only small groups of (itT tn :i 11 :.t.iii entered tin- town itit'lf under mvi'i' of darkness. All the cn l in liii:; tii ts, 1 ill number, are intact. Shrill u ni inpoi ta nt engagements lia.' rinir, I al.ng tin- whole line where the French and (ierinan armies are taeiii'", e.n h oilier. In thee encounters the French cavalry lias already main tained its superiority over German mounted troop- while the artillery has boon splendidly served. Our t loops have kept the ciests and passes of the o s mountains and they dominate the heights of Alsace. The Fiench j;o .lament ' indignantly denies that there was any violation of (.ierinan ter litoiV by the French iinnv before the declaration of war." A despatch from Brussels says the Gorman army is being detached from if-', position before I.iegv and is advancing through the heart of Belgium. The main body of the (ierman cavalry is engaged in a forward inovemeul all !i 1 1 1 1 the front of the allied armies. The 'openhug. n col respondent of the la ndon Daily Mail says: ''It is the (Ierman torpedo lioat destroyer repoi te.l sunk by ex her lioilers oil' South Geds. r on Aug. ." reallv was destroyed a (ier.an warship. The Ku.ssir.n coinmander of tiie fot I'inland, has ordered all the inhabitants of that place and of Heling-fors te have, as a battle or a bombardment is. believed to I.1 mi iniueiit. It Is Expected That New Haven Will Dispose of Eostori & Maine Stock Within a Year. 'XEAV YORK, August VI. An agree ment lifts been reached between the gov ernment and the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad company tor the peaceful dissolution of the New Haven system, according to an announcement after a meeting of the road's directors held hero yesterday. Presiilt nt Iiustis resigned as a director of the New Ha ven, as 011 (Saturday lie is to become president of the Boston & Maine. Chair man Howard Flliott was elected presi dent of the New Haven. The resigua t ion of John L. Billard was accepted. WAS ORDERED DISSOLVED International Harvester Com pany a Monopoly in Re straint of Trade DECISION FILED IN ST. PAUL TODAY GEORGE A. DINES ; FUNERAL YESTERDAY Hymn Written by Dead Man Sung by F. C. Adams Burial in Frospect Hill Cemetery. The. funeral of George Arnold Hines was hold yesterday afternoon in the Lome at i7 Canal street at l.'M o'clock, Kev, Delmnr E. Trout, pastor of the I i niversahst church, conducting the service. F. C. Adams sang three se lections, one of which was a hymn to the tune of Consolation. This hvmn was DENIES LOSS OF 20,000 SOLDIERS ascertained that plosion ot one t t' by a mine laid by t I ess of S eaborg, DESPATCHES TO GERMANY. hargc at Washington Wants Messages Sent Free from Censors. U ASIIIMiTON, August l-J. The 1 liaise of the (ierman embassy oon I'eried with Secretary Bryan today on wi'dtss and cable com mini icftt ion be tween Ainericn and lairope. The charge ha'd previously requested that the state depart meat permit code messages to be 1 mIi:iii!m'i directly between the Tinted States and Gel many, w.hich now aie balled bv tin military ceiisoishii in 1 1 1 I : i 1 1 through which coiintiN all cable mc-sayes aie passed to reach ( lei many. l!e abo was isir.Ms that the (ieimany iivviii'il wireless stations at Sayvitle. I.. I., and Tu. keiton, . .1., bi peimitted to work with (lermany tr.e from censorship, theieby placing (icimanv on an eipiality with llnglaud and I-i a nee, whi.h are ii'-ing their ca blet without restriction for tians-At la nt ie correspondence. GERMANS RETIRE. Movement in Eelgium More Marked Than Yesterday. HKl'ssKLs, August : --It was of licially a u uoe. need here today that tlu (i-iinan retirement rejiorted yesterday is becoming more marked. No other news 1 loin the front has been ma. public. PETERS CONFIRMED. . i CLEAR FOR SHIPPING. Admiral Cnuldock Says No Dar.ger Ex istu iu Western Atlantic. 1J. MAY Wt stern shipping Trinidad, Marnacluuictts Man la Assistant Sec retary of Treasury. WASHINGTON, August '2. Tin ."'i 'Kite today confirmed the appointment ot Andrew .1. reters as second a-.-istant sec re i a r v oi ireasurv to siiccee.i i nailes S. Hamlin, recent Iv made go'ernor ol ine leueiai rest hoau. FORAKER DEFEATED. Concedes That He Did Not Secure WASHINGTON, August 1 At torney General .M c Ke iiulds leceived word last night from New York that the directors of the New Haven rail ioad have agreed to his ti rms for a peaceful dissolution of the system which will put an end to the court proii "diegs begun there several weeks ago. 1 department of justice oihcinls were asked sometime ago if there was an possible way to avoid lighting the suit through the courts and replied that the (tul v wav was to cai rv out the terms of ! the agreement lor dissolution made inoi ths ago. Attv. Gen. McReynolds, however, made his demands regarding the separation of the iUston .Maine a bit stronger than formerly. In the old agreement the trustees were to hold the New Haven's Uoston cc .Maine stock lor two an.i one nan veil rs. 1'iider the present understanding the trustees will hold the stock for only one vear. Thev will receive inevoca- e provies and oxt rcie every function of majority stockholders ot the property and tiie attorney general is expected to veop close watch to see that they are hi no wav Hiieiieie.t wuu ov i lie .ew 1 la They are expected to dispose of the stock in 2 months, but failure to do so upon reasonable grounds probably would lead to an extension ot 1 he time. The interstate commerce commission under the present arrangement is to df- en e whether the .New naveii snau re tain its interest in its so-called Sound steamshii) lines. This was the wav this matter was taken care of in the old agreement, but in the bill tiled in New York the court was asked to take these lines ftom the New Haven. In the government's biil it sought to seiiarate the New Haven from the old New 'England railway, con Judge Sanborn Dissented from the Ma jority Opinion of Judges Hook and Smith Possibilities of Receivership are Mentioned. ST. l'AUL, .Minn., Aug. 12. The International Harvester company today was declared to be a monopoly in re straint of interstate a'n.l foreign trade and was ordered dissolved bv a majori ty decision tiled here by Judges Smith and Hook in the I'uited States court. Judge Walter 11. Sanborn dissented. I'n- less the corporation submits a plan for dissolution within I'd days the court will thtertain an application for a re cei or. Judge Hook, concurring, says: "The International Harvester com pany was created by combining live great competing companies which con t ' ,1 Ifil more than mi per cent of the trade in necessary farm implements and it .-till maintains a substantial dominance. "That is the controlling fact; all else is detail. "It may be, as is said, that there is a growing recognition of the need of great concent rated resources for trade and comint r e. Hut that is not the Sherman act. "A statute must be taken by the courts as a true estimate of the pre ponderance of public opinion. for them to question opinion was rightlv preted. "It is but just, though, to make it plain that iu the main the business coa lite t id' the coinpnnv toward its com- - .. . i I . .: ., : urn n qiipuiniiii ! ij 1 1 Mwmmmmrmmmmm' iimiui ui ukj.mh i , .Vi - : . : ; ! GEOKGF. A. IITNKS. It is not whether that weighed ami inter- ble, clean and fair. COUNTY MEN ASK FORESTRY QUESTIONS Consult B. A. Chandler and Agent Sweeton on Various Matters Con cerning Trees. written by Mr. Mines and was sung at the dedication of the soldieis' monu ment on the common June 17, 1S.7. The other selections were Hternal Goodness and O Hove that Wilt Not I.et Me Go. The bearers were W. 11. Hrackett of Hrattleboro. W. S .McKenney of North ampton, -Mass., Murray A. Mines of North Adams, Mass., and George Mor rill of Concord, Mass., all relatives. Among those present from out of town were Mrs. II. Mines and Murray Mines of North Adams, Mass., Mrs. hrowii of Haverhill. Mass., Mr. ami Mrs. lieaman of Cornish. N. H., George Morrill of Concord, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. W. S. McK.enney, Miss Lucv and Miss Ruth German Commander Says Forts at Liege Will Be Taken Without Loss of a Man as Soon as the German Artillery Arrives Holland Requested to State Its Intentions A Dutch despatch says a terriflic cannonade was heard this morning from the direction of Tongres, north of Liege. It was yesterday reported that two divisions of German cavalry with artillery had arrived there. Helgiuin was today again the scene of outpost lighting between Belgians, French and Germans. The German commander at Liege denied the io.-s of i!0,UUO men in his efforts to take forts there. Me says they will be taken without the loss of a man as soon as German heavy artillery arrives. Me as serts that "The Melgian force is numerically superior to ours." Me inti mates ihat the attacks were stopped by the Emperor's orders to avoid need less sacrifice of life. On the subject of .Liege the French foreign minister declares all the surrounding forts are intact and that only a small force of Germans enter ed the town itself. It had been pointed out previously that the defect ot; the Liege forts was their inability to see one fort from the uext although the tire of their guns crosses. A Brussels despatch says the bulk of the German army is leaving Liege and advancing toward the JKrench frontier through the heart of Meigiuin. The French foreign minister described the French position in Alsace as geo't as the troops occupied the Vosages mountains. Military men studying the position of the opposing armies may, it is pointed out, possibly have leeu confused as to the German entrenchments said to have Leeu erected in the river Aisne. There is also a small stream called the Aisre running in"o the Ou.the below Liege and this may be the one- mentioned, as it would thus form an extension of the defensive work thrown up by the Germans alter th'-y encountered Belgian opposition at Liege. Belgian anticipates an attempt by Germans to cross Dutch territory and nas requeued Holland to state her intention regarding the resistance to a breach if her neutrality. Considerable sums of Knglish gold are to be deposited in Ottawa. Can ada, to facilitate payment without running the risk of shipping money across the Atlantic, M)i;iv, August Tin Atlantic ocean is clear for in the area as far south as accoiding to a n noo neement made by Admiral ('ra. block of the I'.riti.-h cruiser Suffolk through the I'.iilish consulate here today. The Suffolk i'i now' not far from New York city. The consul went on to say that there were live British war ships in the westein Atlantic and that their patrol was so effective that all British shipping interests had been as lined that there was little dangtr from Gi l man warcraft. MONTENEGRO BLOCKADED. Senatorial Nomination. COLFMBl'S, Ohio. August former Senator Joseph l''make conceded his defeat tor the Kej nomination for I'uited States THE WEATHER. u. r today uildi.-an .senator. Austria-Hungary Has Its Warships in Effective Tosition. V I i: XA. Aug. I'-'. An effective blockade of 1 he M out ehgri ii coast has been established since yesterday by the Austria-Hungary licet, according to an otiicial announcement made here todav. Fair Tonight and Thursday; Gentle to Moderate North Winds. WASHINGTON", August 1 The weather forecast : Fair tonight; cooler in New Hampshire and western Maine; Thuisday. fair; j-entle to modeuite noith winds. i .i .. i lpetitors and the public has hoeh hoiiora- part of its rail system throiigli (oiinec ticut and Massachusetts. This was not ill me minnow .11. I i llli xi.ll liu.iit 1" T ,.. 1 .-... 1. present one. ea.-'e will be taken to the Supreme Court f the I'uited States as soon as possibl aecor.limj to a statement made here t iv bv Cv i ns II. McCoimii k, president ot the Ihlei'tlatiollal Harvester to. He sain : I lie adverse decision is a meat disappointment. -As i understand it, it is not based on actual wrongs doli in the conduct of the Harvester Com panv s luisniess, out upon the elimination t competition more than lO years aijo 1 t ween the companies whose properties were purchased bv it. The oiMiiion ae- mits the company and its officers and di rectors ol charges ot ov i r-capita liat ion and iintair and oppressive ihiiu-ics and praitices. it does not sustain the chaiv: made in the petition ot the government but abandoned on the argument ttiat t Tie company have charged excessive or unfair prices. The organization of the company is condemned by a majority of court as violation ot Sherman nit. Imt the com panv is not tound guilty ot having vio of the law in the conduct ot its ...it who attended l l.nsmcss r of haviiisr in lured its custom ers or its competitors. The conclusion company McKenuev of Northampton, Mass. l.!ir...l i.-.,. In lli.. :i., :.. !.,. l. .1 . .... ......... ... ..nun., mi in i iu.v in iii.il iv me spor, and This was ae pect Hill cemetery. cepted by the warden. Gevernor Sim eon K. Baldwin and others spoke. The historical pageant was the at- CRIMINAL ACTIONS traction in the afternoon and a band conccii, ore woriis and a nan were the WIf.T. NOT RF! HPI.AVRn evening events. B. A. Chandler i connected with service, and A. cultural agent 'for of Burlinutou, who the Vermont forest W. Sweeton, agri Windham count'.' HEAR ABOUT ELECTRICITY. PERSONAL., in esters do all the ' pay ing investments. ' paying in Montana and Idaho have a hour day for working women. AT MASONIC TEMPLE. Special convocation of Fort Dummer chapter, U. A. ( ., No. P at 7 o'clock Thursday evening followed by legular convocation at 7.-IO. BRATTLEBORO'S lev Furniture Store Furnish Your House Complete New and Up-to-Date Stock AUTO DELIVERY EMERSON & SON ELLIOT ST. Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Gilbert and son Howard left this morning for a week's visit with C. (i. Maynard and family in llui lington and George li. Gilbert and iainily in Kiitluiid. C. W. Heed and W. A. Wilcox, sales men for K. Crosby iV Co., will leave to .nioi row for Syracuse, N. to attend the national hay convent ion. They will return Saturday night. Mrs. Alonzo Rollins of Washington. D. '.. who had been registered at the '.rooks House a few davs, lias returned to Washington. Mrs. Itollins also visited with Mis. Henry Campbell while in town. Among those who left todav for Breezy I'oint. Niantic, Conn., are Miss Cora Lis- coin. Miss Sue Liscom, Mrs. Lucia Kirn- ball, Miss Blanche Kimball, Mrs. F.ugerii Fcriiter. Mrs. Nellie F. Bockett, Mis. Mary Fitzgerald, Mrs. Lena Bascom. Miss l'ertiice Pike and Miss Grace Bes tick ot Bridgeport, t onn., will leave Sat urday moin'mg for .Montreal, and thotici ,by way of Bui lington to Lake Champlain, lake iicorge and down me I unison riv er to New i oi k city. J hey will be away two weeks. Miss Marv Ada Thayer of Albany, X Y., is spending her vacation with her girlhood friend, Mrs. .John 1). Mough- taling, at 4 Terrace street. G. E. Mar shall of Middlebury was also at the Houghtaling home yesterday for lunch eon. Mrs. Houghtaling, who is the man ager of the Westein Union Telephone Co.'s otliee here, was for , several years employed in the office of Mr. Marshall in Midjllebury. made a very satisfactory trip aroint the county last week for the purpose of meeting farmers and owners of wood lids and discitssini? with them such questions as might iuteiest thorn con cerning forestry and agriculture. They believe that Ihe meetings resulted in ,ltt., material gain to the men them. At Vernon Hi interested men were I aectus to be that the Harvester present and the party went over some is a good but illegal trust. chestnut sprout, land that is tm.llv in fected with the chestnut blight. At Williamsville a smaller party was pres cut. There a trip over some pine and mixed' growth tracts was made and Mr Chandler discussed the best method of handling them. In South -ljondonderry an inspection of Iee Haven's nine acre plantation of voting pine was made. A party of :!."" was present at the Scott farm and everyone was much interested in tlu voiing apple orchard and the pine plan tation. The lunch Jurnished ny .vir. Holbrook was much appreciated. Twenty were present at Westminster West and general interest was ma nil est - 1 in forestry problems. At Westminster on Thursday morning were out and asked maiiv miestions relative to chest nut blight and the care ot pine and other trees. Onlv two were out at Rockingham, explained that ma ii v there are still busy with having. Ten were out at Halifax Fri day morning and -5 at Jacksonville in the afternoon and at both places many questions were asked Agreement to Settle Civil Suit Against New Haven Road Does Not Grant Immunity. WASHINGTON, August 1 J.-Criminal prosecution under the Sherman law in the New Haven railroad case will not be de layed bv agreement to settle the l'ovci n- meiit civil suit without a prolonged tight. No otiicial statement was made today by the department of iustiee. but it was made clear that the aition of the New Haven directors in accepting terms, which permit an agreed decree for dissolution of the merger by the federal court will not t;i the plan for criminal proceedings as .on as )Hsshe. The next move will lie to bring up the ivil case in the federal court in New oik city. The option of the state of Massachu setts on the Boston & Maine stock is not fleeted by the agreement with the gove rnment. The sale of the stock is to be put m the hand of a board of trustees. ELECTRIC LINE TO COUNTY SEAT Dummerstoii Residents Told About Cost of Installation There. Fifteen residents of Bummerston met last evening in the vestrv of the church of that town and informally diseussei the proposition to have electric current brought to the village bv the Connecti cut Uiver Power company. II a. o: 1 V.. Whitney of the power company an. Morton 1). Walker and B. M. Good enough, electricians of Brattleboro were present and participated in th general discussion. Mr. Whitney said that the compain was willing; to put iu a transtormcr station at a cost to the company of LOGS BOOMED AT PUTNEY. I .. l .t.. i . : l.. .. l . ... a ..: . a ..'a bv the fact I .T-.ooo a no pi o v I'.ie t-ivi n ivuv ,n a very reasonable ligure. .Air. allu estimated that the expense to the res idents would be in the viciuity of $3, oilii. This meant the construction of a line two miles in length, the expense of which must lie borne by thoi-e de siring the service, or hy a company tormed for the purpose of buying and selling electricity. Mr. Whitney advised the forming of Until Many Collect There Boating Will a small corporation as a satisfactory . . . , I method and the selling ot luu uonds to sue a individuals as eared to in A log boom has been constructed at vest. He believed there would- be no Putney, as was the case last year, in I difficulty in disposing of sufficient order to obstruct the river between bonds to more than pay for the in Putney and "Vernon dam as short, a 1 vestment and therii would be no ques time as possible during the passage of tion that at the low rate the power the annual lojr drive. The river is low could be bought by the company thi- Twin State Co. Preparing to Furnish Current for Lighting Newfane Damage from Storms. The Twin State Gas & Klectric com pany views with increasing suspicion the possibilities of thunder storms af ter what has been done to the equip ment of the concern in and about Brat tleboro by the last three storms of that variety. Five transformers, two of them very large, have been put out of commission, un.i mis means a neavv ex pense. Previous to these storms the company had not lost two transformers in live years which leads the company oiuciais to rue opinion that the stems have been more severe this vear or that there is a jinx on its trail. in spue oi tins, however, the cou- pany is continuing to increase it. chaiices of losing more transformers by i ... i : ... . a i i . ... e.Memiuig i ue lines and adding new customers here and elsewhere. The linemen are working toward Diimmei ston with the teed wire that it to fur nish the "juice" to illuminate ths streets of Newfane and cause the dis carding of many lamps in residences in the shire town of the county. The street Embassies and Legations Given Spec- lamps there ha e" not been located vet ial Power Thousands Coming l,.V tlie towu authorities, who are con solemn UiCrp.'lsllHr the iminlir fir.it UUU1 xiaAjf. I decided noon from io-lit t IS Thu 1 t - - WASHINGTON.' Aug. 12. Author- :""1' use.i in ine stn-ets there are to itv was todav given American embas- ean.ne power instead ot mi, tie size used here. the courthouse was the lirst building wired, and since then several private residences have been prepared for this form' of illumination The company expects, witli an ordi nary run of luck, to "turn on the in Newfane in two weeks. is expected that the New Haven may eprcscnt to a new legislature that it hottld be given a free hand in selling the uoperty at the best possible advantage within the year allotted. TO CHARTER SHIPS FOR AMERICANS sies and legations throughout Kurope to charter ships in which to bring home Americans. The Italian steamers Sandiovanni, Sangiorgio and ISan Guglielmas have Wen placed at the disposal of Ameri can tourists iu Italy and will sail from I juice Naples each with 1,000 Americans on board on Aug. l., IS and 19, respectively. FOREIGN BUILT SHIPS TO AMERICAN REGISTRY Congress is Now Struggling with Bill to Give the President Important Powers. WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 The bill authorizing the President to admit in his discretion foreign built ships less than live years old to American reg istry was before the House again to day for its action. One of the amend ments adopted by the Senate which uoused strong opposition was that to require American ownership of a ma jority of the stock of corporations seeking to register vessel; hereafter acquired. Opponents of the amend ments declare that any such limita tions on the President's discretion would destroy the measure's value as an emergency step to meet the situa tion created by the European war. They claim that the provision will be stricken out in conference between the House and Senate. The Senate also Linen. led the bill so as to authorize the President in his judgment to ndiuit foreign-built ships to the trade be tween the Atlantic and Pacific and Gulf and Lake ports. BATTLESHIPS TO RETURN. Bib Boats of American Fleet to Be Withdrawn from Vera Cruz. WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. All the big ships of the Atlantic' fleet will be withdrawn from Vera Cruz and brought north by Sept. 1. WINCHESTER, N. H. MRS. JENNE PRESENTED TABLET. above Bellows Falls, the logs are trickling through the dam very slowly' and the drivers are having unusual dif ficulties there. Farther to the north hundreds of logs are stranded high and dry in the middle of the river. It vvill be some time before the boom at Putney holds enough of theni to make it worth while opening the boom and until that time, boating will con- If a man 1ms talent he can make us3 titiue uninterrupted on the river this of another's fr-cius. summer. venture would be profitable to the in vestors. Mr. Walker reminded the Dummer stoii people that there are few saiaP. towns in the country that have the op portunity to obtain electricity at such low rates as Duiinnerston and nd vised them to find seme means of obtainirg the service. Another meeting is to be held in the near future at which it is probable some definite action will be taken. Former Erattleboro Woman Had Prom inent Part in Celebration. Thousands of persons tilled the streets of Stotungton, Conn., Monday, the clos ing day of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the battle of Stoning ton, when the town was successfully defended from an attack by a fleet of British warships. Mrs. Clarence F. K. Jenne of Hartford, Conn., formerly of Brattleboro and now president of the United States Daughters of 1812, state cf Connecticut, had an important part. The day's activities began in the ai morning with a baud concert. At the eli close of the concert, when the bells on to the ships in the harbor were tinkling A: eight bells for noon, exercises were held nn on the site of the old fort where the et defenders of the town stood to light the British foe. Mrs. Clarence F. li. Jenne presented a. bronze tablet to the bor-rel Two Polish Children Drowned in the Ashuelot River. Two Polish children, Helen and Bernice Polaski, aged 11 and ! respectively, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Polaski, were drowned about . o'clock Monday af ttmrtiiike w,l,ulm ' f the Ashuelot 1 1 i f. t' ir Vi u: It - ei e Aj o bi where they jfiut 20 feet ends , out from j'u abrupt drop lie children had ben one of them ink out of sight. ,-ffort to save her, ed in. Their broth as with them, began tted the attention of i the river, and he im help. Several tannery 1 to the spot and Charles al times to locate the jfere finally brought to was extinct. or nni i hol dhll TOMORROW Dil D (THURSDAY) 3.30 P. M. Northampton vs. Brattleboro The "Champs" are right after th pennant again this year. The club has been greatly strengthen ed, and has one of the hardest hitting teams in the league, and have lost but one game in two weeks. Manager O'Hara has signed two more players, Ostrich of the New London, and Miller of the Springfield Connecticut league teams. You will see the fastest ball ever seen on the home grounds from now till the close of the season. If you want to see all the fast games do not miss any game. . Everybody Is Going To The Ball Games. Let's go! Let's go!