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VOL. 1. NO. 107.
J3HATTLEHOHO, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 5, 1916.
DANGER OF WAR IS
REMOVED BY NOTE
State Department Officials in Washington Take
This View of the Mexican Statement Now Be
fore President Question of Instruction to At-
. tack American Troops Avoided
WASHINGTON", .l.ih .". The i'1'l.v "f
I lie ilt1 fact-i pivci iiiiK-nt "i Mexico f tlir
demands (if the I'fiiti'd Mates, cilicili;i
t'lr'- ill tcitiiH and, irtviiK sniii;iiiccm of a
('Hire to n arli ; tiu iiilly adjust incut of
dil'icnlt icM between tin- two countries, was
d livclcd to lli.- stall' lp;i t ui'-nt today by
II Mexican embassy attache.
I'litil niitarv Lmsiiii; and President
WiIhoji h,tc li.nl an opportunity t,. contci
there -n tit ) no li'im.ii comtiitnt, hut
Kin".- state department nllii lals did 1 1 t at
tempi to conical tin- liit that they on
Kideied tin note most sat isl.utoi y and
1 ki-lv to it'iuovi' all dali'iT of war.
Tin' ciintiinnii.it ion point to tlir !-learn-
of tin- Ann-! m an troopers captured
at Camal as pi oof of the Mexican gov-
I ni'ielii s Hineeic desiie to avoid a run
tint, states an the outstanding issues the
li'.isnn..lile liclicf of the I'nited Slates that
l'ie insecurity nf its limitier is a somee of
1 1 ( T i 1 1 1 1 - it 1 1 i.l on the other hand the be
I iff of the Mexican H"Vel llllielit that the
picsriice of Ami-man troops in Mexico is
a tiespass mi that country "s sovereignty
and the lintiii'diate cause of trouble.
In olfeiin to ronsider in a iiiih K and
piactical way the retni'dies which should
he applied the note gives notice that Mex
ico has accepted m principle the Latin
American olh of mediation and awails
information that (he I'liiled Mates is dis
poscd to aicipt mediation or still is of the
belief 1 1 tii t the same result may le at
tained by direct negotiations.
Assiiralices ale given that the dc facto
government me iiiw hile xiill employ every
Joit to avoid a rccuiieiice of the inci
dents which would complicate the situa
tion. The hope is expressed that the I'nit
cd States will endeavor to have its mill
buy and civil authorities do likewise.
A hpecitic response to the iuestinll of
whether he stands up on the instructions
ot Gcneial Tirviii.t to attack American
troops moving other than iioithuaid is
evaded and there is no mention of the
lcpiimand administered ly Secret in- Lan
sing ill Ills Hole of .(line L" oil account, of
the olV.-nsive irisinu it ions and laiiguagi;
contain, d m t ai lalia's latest comiidiiiu a
tioll demaiuliiig the recall of American
Although the i,.,t.. .; signed by Geneial
Agiiilar, foreign iiiinifter, othcials of the
Mexican cinliiiNs believe it was dutatid
hy to tu tiil Cat rana him. It
Ocrraan Claim That French Gains
Wcra Not of Serious Nature.
BEKLIN, -ia I. oil, oii, .Inly ."".
Violent lighting between the Genua. is
find the entente allies on hoth Hides
of the Somme has lu-en continuous
since la, ;iight. I'p to the present
tine, the nllies have nowhere ob
tained serious advantages.
Centre Congregational Church
The Centennial Program.
'1 HI ll)AV. .luh ; :!..!n p. , , ti.
I'l'giliniti ,, ,,, centennial cclcliiatioii
with the ci.veiliiig of a marker on the nite
of the tii,t i hurch building on the com
mon. I'ageatlt, The Sunday School of Yes
terday in,. I lodav. Address. Hey. Hoy M.
Houghton .,i N,.w Haven, Conn. As many
seat are .1 . l.i will l.e provided, lmt
all having i.unp Mii are asked to luing
them. All pi.-s.-nt ami past ineinlicis ot
the Hchool ai. , ,..i.S,., ,,, j,,m ,(
cession jn t he I ii eiiisode
TIM'ltsDAV, .tidy r, m.ihi p ,, ,,,;.
cale in the chin. h. with M.uy Howe llui
ton as soloist and !.,,, n at ,..
'r. r . . .
Krtii. jhmis m, I', ! procined tree at,
Itoot s pharmacy l.y member of tin
church Hti-1 parifdi Seat n'Mivcd tot
ticket holders till 7 ..".".
I- HIIMl, . 1 uly 1 .'u p. , , (entcrmial
communion mm vice, to v. I,,, ), ;,n ,,,. v,v,
are invited; 7.:V p. m , imvim, ,- (Vllow
snip ami reminiscence-, it hoped that
all 0111 living former pas.,i, , ,
cut to speak to us.
SATlTtDAV, July S-;;i". p , , ti
clllircli will keep oien house jn 1
hr an infoimal Hocial gathering tn.
m ,i t'
1' in A collection ot ant 1. pus and
ciimom will l.e ehiliited. Itelieshments
will he Ki'ived. The church family and
men, Is aie cordially invited.
srXDAV, July 0-10..TII a. m.. the ccn
tcntiial Ni'i-mon will preached l.y c-
iirry 1;. t PU. Haven, Conn.:
l. in , the historical paper w ill he read
V alter A. (Jilhert.
In Odd Fellows' Temple
Thursday evening, July 0, T.r.o
meeting of Oasis F.neamptnent.
French Have Taken All De
fensive Positions South
of the Somme
Gaining of This Point WoiUd Give Po
rition for Moving Against Pcroruie
Russians and Italians Report Re
I.OMHIX, July Pressure of the
t iitente allies on th central power.!
coiitinu -s without abatement, and
while nowhere has any great amount
of territory been recovered important
strategic gains are claimed 011 the
western, eastern and Italian fronts.
No fjir as the western front is con
cerned the first phase of the Anglo
French offensive is believed to Ik,
nearing the end. Hoth north and south
of the Nomine the French and British
ure engaged in organizing positions
captured sine:' Saturday. The French,
having taken all the (icrnian defen
sive positions south of the Somme, ,re
now fighting; in the open country and
the cavairy, which had heen so lon'
idle, is being employed for patrol
i he next objective of the French in
this legion is the village of Barleux.
If this point is juried the I'rem h will
e in a position to attack th -' bridge
heads opposite I'cronne. North of (1,..
iver the Anglo-French advance is
The Italians, after regaining terri-
torv in the Trentino. are revertimr to
their original o an of eaini.ai.iri iin.l
ire attacking; n,,- ou,.r J.sono, where
they have gained .some lesser successes.
Important news comes from I'etro
rad. The Russian advance guards are
ngagi',1 with the Austrian guards on
the sours of tlo. '.-i r.eiMiirms tm.l 11.1.
Hicial reports say the Cossacks have
even I, ccn raiding lluni'.'irv
Tic Balkan., are attracting more at
tention than fop s time. Military
activities are be'irnr revived nn.l the
sin-cesses of tin- entente allies are re
ported to have caused a renewal of the
propaganda of pro-entente politicians
in both (ireece and Rumania.
After a heavy bombardment the (ler-
m.'iiis captured part of the village of
l'.eiloy en Santerre. but the f-'reioi.
piickly exp'.lled them, taking the en
tire village. tierman attacks m tl,..
French positions were stopped by the
FOR RED CROSS WORK.
Six Intermediate and Three Distribut
ing Stations Established.
WASHINGTON, J11U- The
American lied Cross, through Ma
ien. Murray, 1.'. S. A., acting chairman
ot its central committee, today an
noiineed that in order to facilitate the
list ribut ion of military relief supplies
iA.nerican troops along the border,
intermediate and three distribut-
nig depots have been established
various parts of the country. For the
district which includes all" of New
England and western New York state
an intermediate depot ha. been es
tablished at Brooklyn. The distribut
ing depot for this territory is at Sau
Germans Who Made a Counter At
tack Driven Back by British.
LONDON, July .1. A Reuter de
spatch from the western front says
the Germans made a counter attack
on the new British positions t
Thiepval after a heavy bombardment,
but were easily repulsed. Prisoners
are quoted nn. having state4 that the
German units aTe being rushed to the
OF JOY RIDE
Mrs.William M.Randall Has
Fractured Skull in
HARRY BOYD PLACED
UNDER $3,000 BAIL
Miss Edith Walker Under $1,000 Bail
to Appear as Witness Car Came
to Grief in West River Bridge
Hearing Next Saturday.
The use of lbpior while on an au
tomobile joy ride and the resultant
reckless driving landed Mrs. William
M. Randall of Putney road in the Me
morial hospital late Monday afternoon,
where she is in a very critical condi
tion, caused the arrest on a charge of
assault of Harry Boyd, 23, who was
driving the machine, and resulted in
Miss Edith Walker, whose home is on
the I'utney road in Lhimmcrston, be
ing closeted in a long interview with
State's Attorney (). li. Hughes Mon
Dr. Harry I Greene, who was called
to attend Mrs. Uandall, said this noon
that while there had been some slight
improvement in her condition since her
admission to the hospital she was in
a very critical condition. She has a
fracture of the skull, a scalp wound
across the back of her head, a cut o Cl
one eye, a piece of flesh gouged cut
of her left arm and numerous smaller
cuts and bruises.
Boyd and Miss Walker made a trip
early in the day into Massachusetts,
where they enjoyed some of the things
to be found in licensed towns. In the
afternoon they added Mrs. U.mdall to
their party, all riding in a Ilupmohile
runabout recently bought as a second
hand car by Boyd.
Seen Going Through Street.
They were seen to go up through
Main street about 2.;'.0 o'clock Monday
afternoon, Boyd driving the car. Miss
Walker seated in the middle and Mrs.
Randall on the left hand side of the I
car, not in full control of her faculties,
in the opinion of those who saw the
party as the car went through Main
When the car reached the West Riv
er covered bridge it must have been
traveling at a very rapid rate. In the
bridge on. the right hand side and ap
proaching the southern end was a sin
gle rig driven by Mrs. J. C. Newton,
the owner, with whom was riding Mrs.
Henry Gilfeathcr of the Black Moun
The car struck the right side of the
bridge, tearing off half of a short two-by-two
upright support, sideswipe! the
carriage with the rear of the running
board and mudguard, causing the horse
to run awav. Nelson lerbv, a farmer
of I'utnev road, who was walking in
the bridge, had no time to get out of
the way, and was struck by the car
and hurled to one side, and about 70
feet beyond where the carriage was
struck Mrs. Randall apparently was
thrown out ot the automobile.
Mrs. Ciilfeatlier aided Mrs. Newton
in controlling the frightened hor;e,
which was stopped on the long hill
leading to Brattleboro from the bridge.
Mrs. Gilfenther then ran back into the
bridge, "not expecting to find anyone
alive,'' she said.
She found Mrs. Randall lying hi a
pool of blood and so covered with
blood and dirt that Mrs. Gilfeathcr,
who knew her, did not recognize her.
Seated in the automobile just beyond
the unconscious woman, were Boyd and
Thought to Be Dead.
"For God's sake, turn around and
take this poor woman to the hospital,"
was Mrs. Gilfeathcr Vs appeal to the oc
cupants of the automobile.
"She's dead," tho girl replied, and
the girl ami Boyd immediately drove
out of the bridge.
Mr. Derby says that when lie picked
himself up and found that he was able
to walk he went to the automobile.
The Walker girl was bending over the
unconscious form of her companion, but
immediately got back into the. ma
chine. A touring machine owned and driven
by V. L. Wetherbee of Middletown,
Conn., and containing also his w ife and
two children, came from the north just
after Mrs. Gilfeathcr had reached the
scene. Charles Houghton of Putney
road also came alone. Mr. Wetherbee
had his wife and children get out and
with Mr. Houghton and Mrs. Gilfeath
cr lifted Mrs. Randall into the rear seat
1 ntl.l Iinrriiwl lint f 1m 1,11,1. '. 1
i!':;, ' " ",Mlm"l"-
Returning from the hospital, Mrs.
Gilfeathcr met the Boyd ear on the
hill south of the bridge driving to
wards Brattleboro. Boyd and Miss
Walker drove to the- hospital, where
they inquired for Mrs. Randall. They
were refused admittance. When Boyd
tried to turn his car around ho backed
into- another car standing in th yard,
damaging the fender, drove over a flow
er bed and drove off towards Guilford.
State's Attorney O. B. Hughes was
notified about that time of the condi
tions and with Sheriff - C. E. Mann
hurried -to the hospital in the sheriff's
machine, where they learned the di
rection takea by Boyd and started in
pursuit. They 'got trace of Mm twice
near Bernardston, but failed, to catch
him, having stopped twice to telephone
(Continued on Togo 8.)
BY TROLLEY CAR
Mrs. John E. Craig and Son of West
Brattleboro Thrown Out and Brttised
Were Driving on Car Track.
On Monday evening about 9 o'clock as
Mrs. John K. Craig of West Brattleboro,
with her son, Arthur, 12, was driving on
AVestern avenue and just turning off of
he car track at the western end of the
section of the street that has been torn up
two or three weeks for the laying of a
stretch of state highway, a trolley car on
which Robert Higley was the mutorman,
struck the carriage.
Both Mrs. Craig and her son were
thrown out, the boy striking against a
tree. The carriage was badly wrecked and
the horse so cut and bruised that it is not
expected that the animal will recover suf
ficiently to be of much value. Mis. Craig
and her son were badly bruised, but no
bones were broken.
Mrs. Craig said that instead of makin
the big detour she had driven up the track
as many others have done since the street
1 1 Cl... 1. 1 l ' . .
na in. mm up. .-no iiim urivcn me en
tire distance along the torn up section and
was about to turn off when the accident
IN NEW OFFENSIVE
Judging from These Figme3 German
Losses, as Whole Are Estimated at
I'KKSS CAMP ON THE FRENCH
FRONT, July , noon. The total
number of prisoners taken thus far in
the Anglo-French offensive probablf
has reached lo.OUO. Judging from
mese iigures in.? iterman losses as a
whole it it estimated here have been
at least tio.unii.
the British have taken 11 guns. The
relatively small number captured is
due to the fact that the Germans, in
anticipation of the attack, withdrew
their guns to longer ranges. It is re
ported by prisoners that the Germans
are sending in reserves hastily from
many points on the western front.
TO WEST POINT
Notified to Report Monday After Sec
ond Physical Examination Plans
to Irfjave Here Friday.
Harry Alexander Montgomery has
received notice to report at West Point
Monday on a month's probation be
fore being finally appointed to the
government, military school. This is
the second time the young man lias
tried to enter West Point, being reject
ed the lirst time by an examining sur
geon. Recently ho obtained another ap
pointment from. Senator C. S. Page and
was examined by another surgeon,, who
passed him. He has been employed as
clerk in the Vermont National bank
since graduating from the Brattleboro
high school last. year. He expects to
leave here Friday or Saturday for New
York and will go from there to West
SPY LINCOLN SENT TO JAIL.
Former M. P., Arrested Here,
Threo Years as Forger.
LONDON, July r. A sentence of
three years penal servitude was im
posed yesterday upon Ignatius Tribich
Lincoln, the self-styled. German spy
who confessed to forgery at his pre
liminary hearing on that charge.
A verdict of guilty was found
against Lincoln immediately after the
jury received the case. The summing
up of the court took less than half an
Ignatius Tribich Lincoln, former
member of parliament, wasj arrested in
New York city on August 4 last and
was held for extradition to England
on a charge of forgery. He asserted
that he was wanted in England not
for forgery but because he was a spy.
Lincoln was born in Hungary and,
having been naturalizel as an English
man, was elected to parliament. At the
outbreak of the Avar, according to his
own story, he was snubbed by his
friends in England and decided to be
come a spy.
Lincoln escaped from the custody of
a United States marshal in Xew York
on January 15 last and was at liberty
for a month. Tie fought extradition oil
the ground that he was wanted in Eng
land for a political offence, but the
courts here decided against him.
In England Lincoln stoutly main
tained his innocence of the forgerv
charges until his preliminary hearing,
when he confessed.
REPORT ON NAVAL BATTLE.
German Admiralty Says Russian De
stroycrs Escaped in Storm.
BERLIN', July 5. Details of the
engagement between German torpedo
noats ana the uussian rorce in the Jial
tie on the night of June 2J) and 30
were made public today in an official
statement issued by the German ad
miralty. The Germau torpedo boats
sighted these hostile destroyers and
shelled them, the destroyers turning
away and escaping in the rain shower,
An hour later new smoke clouds were
sighted, toward which the Germans im
mediately turned. The German torpe
do boats attacked the enemy with tor
pedoes and artillery. Several explo
sions of th enemy ships were noted.
Kentucky hasn't equal miffing', but she
has a woman deputy 8heriff who has made
tjood on the job.
Company I Doing Night Duty
Opposite Mexican Cav
NO DAYTIME DRILL
OWING TO THE HEAT
First Vermont Troops to Draw Ammu
nitions Under War Conditions Since
Civil War Subscription Fund Grow
ing Goggles Sent.
The First Vermont regiment and
particularly the third battalion, which
includes Company I of Brattleboro,
was not permitted to lose any time
after arriving at the border before be
ing ordered out on outpost- duty. Bv
no means acclimated and hardly' famil
iar with their immediate surroundings
ly daylight, the boys from Brattle
boro with their mates of companies M,
L, and K were ordered out the night
of July 3 for their first night dutv
along the banks of the Rio Grande, a
part of which they are to patrol, prob
ably for some months.
Across the river, scarcely 200 yards
distant, were Mexican cavalry, a "large
body of which had moved into Piedras
N'cgras, Me.v, early iu the evening.
Immediately the third battalion of the
Vermont regiment, commanded by
Maj. Ashley, and a battalion of the
Second Kansas regiment, were thrown
out on outpost duty and the rest of
the guardsmen in that locality were
ordered to remain in camp and readv
The First Vermont regiment has
made a hit from the start.
Scarcely had the camp been laid out
than it was inspected by Gea. H. A.
Green, who complimented the re"i
ment on the way the camp had been
laid out. Special care had been taken
in sanitary precautions and the camp,
the general said, gave evidence that
it would be a model for others to fol
low. (Special to The Reformer.)
EAGLE PASS, Texas, July 4.
We arrived at Eagle Pass Sunday
nooii as you have undoubtedly read bo
lore now. The camp here "has been
named Caino Shaffer nml ovimnto.i
to be the permanent camp of the bri-
aue or winch tlie first ermont is a
This consists at present of the First
"ermont and the Second Kansas in
fantry and the Third field nrtillerv
with Col. Millard commanding the bri-
The third battalion of the First
Vermont under command of Maj. Ash
ey, of which Conmanv T k u nart
was ordered out on out Post dutv lash
night along the Rio Grande. A force
or l.ju .Mexican cavalry was directly
across the river from us, less than 200
We were the first Vermont troops
lo draw ammunition under war condi
tions since the Civil war for we were
given ball cartridges and expected to
ue mem it necessity arose. The night
was quiet all alon'g our front. The
nrst battalion under Maj. Halter O.
Coolev of Brattleboro ia on rim
outpost duty tonight.
J he temperature here d urinr iha
day time averages 110 degrees, but it
is said that heat prostrations are un
kuowii. The nights are cool and the
men are all well. There is not a single
case of illness in the company. We
nave no drill in the day time, owing
to the heat and the fact thnt t!m
are not yet acclimated. We have five
big mess tents each enninned with
tables and seats. The rations are fine.
Our camp ground is of hard clay and
had plenty of mosquito brush" and
small cactus, but we have cleared this
away. We experience a sandstorm
everv nirht at dusk that, lasta an
hour, but we are learning to expect it
and how to meet it.
The new stvle nacka nnd enttnn olivo
drab uniforms, two suits of underwear
for each man and complete new equip
ment ior an nave been ordered from
the war department at once.
We need colored cop-flea bndlv The
company funds are very low. The Re
formers you send are very welconve
for they give us the home news daily.
uur n,stey organ win be in service to
night. I am writing a letter to follow
this wire. r
. LIEUT. W. R. SPAULDING.
The above- despatch received, by The
Reformer yesterday afternoon is self
explanatory and the last few sentences
furnish food for reflection on the part
of Brattleboro friends of the company
which means ' every resident of the
towu as well as many elsewhere. "
The goggles which Lieut. Spalding
mentions as beingr badly needed are
already on their way, and there are
more tha,n cuough for tho company.
Col. J. Oray Estey, who is acting as
the treasurer of the fund "which is be
ing raised by voluntary subscription
for the use of the boys of the company
while ou ; border duty said last night
that he had sent Saturday to Lieut.
Spnuldinr a draft for $50;
lie had received up to that time
$106," which included two subscriptions
of $23 each and one of those was from
a non-resident of Brattleboro. He.felt
that this did not indicate any great
rush to meet the needs of the com
pany at the present time, whea the
KNOWLTON OFF WITH
Leaves for State Camp This Afternoon
Accompanied Also by Three Who
Will Join Company I.
(Special to The Reformer.)'
FORT ETHAN ALLEN, July 5.
Most of the recruits here are just
getting over sore arms as the result of
the administration of the typhoid pro
phylactic. New recruits continue to
Private George Thompson has return
ed to camp from a short leave of ab
sence and will leave with the recruits
when they get orders to entrain. Pri
vate Charles Bacon was niven leave
of absence Saturday until vesterdav
because of the illness of his wife.
No camp is a camp without a mas
cot and a black kitten which arrived
from parts unknown has been honored
with the assignment of mascot to the
Company I recruits. The feline sleeps
in the captain's tent and is regularly
at meals with the men and appears to
take to army fare with satisfaction.
Lieut. Robert Knowkon of the First
Vermont cavalry squadron, who has been
recruiting in Brattleboro for the cavalry
and Company I, left this afternoon
on the 2.06 train for the state camp
with nine recruits for the cavalry, one for
Company I and two former recruits of the
company who declined to take the oath
but who returned today to take it.
The cavalry recruits are Harold Hen
nessey, E. J. Bristol, William Cudwortn,
Charles Sheahan, (Jcorge 11. Squires, Wal
ter E. Morgan, Timothy Pugpan and Fred
erick Ryan. All have passed a physical
examination by Dr. W. H. Lane.
Albert Rhodes is the new recruit for
Company I. The two men who have gone
back to take the oath, after once refusing,
are Cecil Streeter and Dennis Jacobs.
Lieut. Knowlton said before leaving that
he had received telephonic information
that if the cavalry squadron could be re
cruited by Thursday to the necessary mini
mum war strenctli it was exnected to
ave for the border Saturday. Ho said
it his last advices from the state camii
ere that the souadron would be minus :?
men after his recruits reached there.
Dr. W. H. Lano has received a let
ter from Cart. E. W. Gibson at the
tate camp informing him that new
orders just received make the enlist
ment requirements less strict regard
ing heicht and weicht urovidLisr' the
candidates have no functional heart
trouble or hernia. He reauested the
physician to get track of any such
men who had been rejected because of
height and weight and notify, them
that they probably could pass the
Ben Weeden failed to pass the nhvs-
icnl examination at the state camn at
this time and has returned to town in
the hope that he will be aide to get in
to proper pnysicai condition. Julius
Kuech has returned to undergo a slight
operation, after which he will l
WILD ANIMAL ACTS
Cook & Wilson Circus Enioved by
Audience That Packed Tent in Af
ternoon Too Late for Parade.
( 'ook Sr. Wilfton nnimnl pirnnc'
,. '- v.iua
gave two performances on the Thomas
lot across the Island bridges in Xew
Hampshire yesterday. In the after
noon the tent was crowded beyond the
seating capacity, but in the evening
the attendance was not so larrre.
The animal acts featured the per
formances, and justly so. Two ele
phant acts and one by an ape were es
pecially noteworthy and in the tug
steel arena were shown several groups
ot jungle animals that were made to
do various remarkable stunts bv their
There were some of the other fea
tures of the usual circus, but thev did
not attract so much attention as tho
animal acts, which are what tho show
claims them to be, the best of their
kind in the world.
There was no parade in the morning.,
as the trains did not reach Brattleboro
in time to unload for the -parade, Jn
fact it was nearly 3 o'clock before tlu
doors were thrown cpea for the after
noon' performance, but the crowd was
good natured and waited patiently.
Trains Running- Between Vera
Cruz and Mexico City.
WASHINGTON, July 5. Train ser
vice between Vera Cruz and Mexico
City is again interrupted, said a de
spatch to the navy department today
from Capt. Burrngo of the, battleship
Kebraska, stationed at Vera Cruz. Ko
traius are arriving there from. 'the cap
ital and no more American refugees
have reached Vera Cruz. , t
Admiral Win slow, commanding thu
"Pacific fleet,' reported conditions quiet
at an western At exican porta. .
possibilities-for the use of money for
really important and necessary small
things is greater now than it is liable
to bo later after the boya become ad
justed to conditions. He urges that
those who have any intention , of con
tributing to this fund,' which is for
the use of members of the company as
needed without regard to rank and
which is placed in the care of the com
manding officer of the company, do
so at once in order that he may send
a more substantial draft than the first
one. lie said that his experience in
the campaign of 1898 and that of any
other man who participated in it in
any capacity was sufficient to convince
them that such a fund is rennirpd
! and should be gladly furnished.
FOUND IN CAR
Policeman in Salem Mass.,
Made a Startling Dis
PROBABLY VICTIM OF
Six Men ia Car with the Body Ar
rested, Including Former State Rep
resentative Identified by Brother-in-Law.
SALEM, Mass., July '. The mys
terious movements of" an automobilo
early today attracted the attention of
Policeman Dennis llealev, who ' stop-
i-Lug inu car, iounu wit bin it the bodv
of Miss Margaret Ward of Pcabody
and six men, including Former State
Representative 'Charles R. O'Connell of
Peabody. The men were arrested,
charged with being accessories to ille
gai medical practice. The arrests were
made in front of the home of Police
Sargeant C. A. R. Duffee, who, upon
being awakened, identified the dead
woman as his sister-in-law.
Duffee later went to Boston in an
attempt to locate the house, said to be
in the Roxbury district, from which
the dead woman was said to have been
According to the police Miss Ward is
said to have died and to have been
placed iu the machine. Later O'Con
nell and two companions were released
under bonds of $2,000 each.
Miss Ward, who was 26, had been
employed until recently as a clerk in
a Pcabodv store.
FUNERAL TODAY OF
MRS. HETTY GREEN
Held in Episcopal Church in B allows
Falls After Arrival of Special Car
Profusion cf Flowers.
(Special to The Reformer.)
BELLOWS FALLS, July 5.
The body of Mrs. Hetty Green, the
world's richest woman, who died Mon
day morning ia the home of her som
Cot. Edward 11. If. Green, iu 'ew
lork was brought to Bellows Fal:s
this morning in a special car attached
to the :U'0 train, which was about an
hour late. The funeral was held at
11.30 in Immanuel church and was at
tended by about 200 persons. Rev. Al
fred C. vVilson, rector of the church,
conducted the simple Episcopal service.
A quartet consisting of II. C. Elliott)
tenor, Mrs. Henry C. Caprou, soprano,
Miss Lena A. Cooper, alto, and William
C. Raymond, bass, sang the chants dur
ing tne service, also tw-n .in
Heard the Sound of Voices, and There
- ""ti ui . uxlcd, auu inero
Is a. BTpcenf? TTnmn TV, ,
j-iuiitv;. x UCJ tveie uccoui-
panied by Mrs. Harry C. Elliott at the
The burial took place in the church
yard next the church, beside her -husband,
Edward Henry Green, who died
March ID, 1002.
The bearers were Charles T. Allen,
Charles W. Buttcrheld, Preston Tl. Had
ley, F. II. Babbitt, A. II. Chandler and
Georgo If. Wales, all of Bellows Falls.
The honorary bearers were Dr. O. M.
George, Frank L. Thompson, Charles E."
Capron, A. I., Bplles, W., J, .Conant, E.
L. Walker, George A. Weston and - F.
G. Flint, all of Bellows. Falls. -
Those who accompanied the body
from New York were Col. EdwaM if.
R. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew. IAs
tor Wilks, Mrs. Herbert B. Bancroft,
formerly of Bellows Falls a ad with
whom Mrs. Green spent her summers
tvhiJ here, Charles ,W. Pierson, Joseph
W. Cremin, William B. Frankenstein,
Wr. K. Potter, secretary to Mr. Given,
and. Miss Julia Boylaa? secretary to
Mrs. Green. J-..,,-
The casket was of black broadcloth.
The- outside bojc was of mahogany with
silver trimmings. There wss a profu
sion of flowers from all parts of tho
Naturally the periodii'.nl story of a strong
Japanese fleet in Mexican waters 1ms
bobbed up again.
FOUR POINTS IN UPPER
PART OF THE GREAT R
It is guarded by the greatest
experts," in order to be sure that
every point goes in Golden R
necessary to please the most par
ticular smoker. That's why Gold
en R never fails to prove that it
is far the best pipe smoke. Dis
tributed by the De"vVitt Grocery