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vol,, i. no. HllATTLEBORO, VERMONT, FRIDAY EVENING, AUGUST 4, 191G. TWO CENTS. Germans attack u WITH GREAT FURY Succeeded in Getting a Foot hold in (lie South Part of Fleury FRENCH HOLDING NORTHERN SECTION The Battle Is titill Raging Today Trench Entered Thiaumont Earth works, T.ut Were Forced to Retire, Taking BO Prisoners. PAIMS. AiiK'iHt 4 - On the right 1 ii n k )f tin- nver Mouse iiditti (it Verdun the buttle continued al-titf tin- t Mnt of Thiau nioiit Floury, tin- Genitalis attacking sev Hal tunes dining tin- night with great fury, it was Mintoiiiii iillh mIIv this attcr liooti I y tin; Frctu h w in dcp.i 1 1 merit. At niic pi'iiml nt tin1 lighting the Fundi entiled 'I In. nun. 'lit i ,i 1 1 hu "i Us, but witll dlOW owing t'i till' lll'i usity of tllf Gcl- ti lit ti I ii iii 1 1 m 1 1 1 1 1 ii ' ii f , l iking so prisoners. Around FIoiiii the M niggle was equally Vluh'lit, tlir statement add, tli' (ill mails iittai king tin' village several times and sue ueihlig tuiillv ill getting a tooting ill the Hiiillli mi I i the Village. 'I'll? French ;ile holding the lfl t ll- II section (if the place nil'l lighting is still going mi. All the attempt- in. ne ly tile Germans to drive the Flench Itiiiii tin' station southeast nt' lleinv Mie llustiatcil. The Flench posi tions nt iiclieialivillo aUo wen: attacked dining the night. Imt the French war de partment ihil.iles the Ocnualis well' thrown li.uk with sovcie losses. war's anniversary orservedinen(;lani) A Determination Evinced Everywhere to Carry the Struggle to a Victorious End. I.!!l, August 4. Fveiy .wri and 1 1 bi;;- III the Mulish l-dix, a well as plitct throughout the empire, today ob licived the seeoiiil a nil ivel s.i i v nt Gloat Britain's dei ,i i it inn (,t wiir. .Meetings were held and icsohit inns p.,SScd d-'i hir ing a "di tei iinn.it i.. n t,, emit mMe (,, ;, vic toinuiM end the stiuggle in the mainte nance ot the idcils of libri ty and justice which .ue the cnnimnu and sailed cause nt the alhiV 'Knee meetings had been unarmed tm Loudon. In the at'tei noon Mr I'lamis I.I'.mI, getieial otlicer coin- llialldllig the I l-.l dlstuet, spoke to wounded Horn the lmdon hospital. ITALIANS LOSE STEAMER. Rf ports Abo of tho Sinking of Two Other VesL2ls. I I.OMmV. An;-. I. The Italian Meatichip ' 1 1 1 ;i i ton-; t;n Lien ..mil, it ii ii hi in i no 11 1 m;i d A II lion ii- enieiit :il -o Messina of accordinj: to at Lloyd's tie is mad" of lino a ii lav. the the ni n kin;; nt the Kohiua t he l!l it i .h Mi'liniiiier ( Main and . C. (iradwe SCHOONERS TORPEDOED. British Lotio Two Vcsscla in tho Chan nel Crcwt; Were Rescued. II AY U I,, A,,-. Tvu, i5ritj,i, nrhoonei i m i" torpedoed in the Kny- cli'iiiml Wednesday night. The crews were lc iued and brou"ht here. Stntistician fi; ore that II Jicr cent fiid L'" per average of their cent for Amei ienns peinl liiciiiiies fdr t rent. Excursion to ( in don, August ti. Sei an Peach, Xew Ad. on payt' L( Try Taking Your SUNDAY DINNERS AT Ncwfanc Inn Ncwfane, Vt. E. A. WHITCOMB. I'rop. ick cri;am for sali: 2jc Pint, 50c Quart First Baptist Church Piogtilxr Friday evening prayer meet ing timinht at 7.4.1. Key. tiny i '. Lainsou will occupy the pulpit in the First P.aptist church Sun day morning, Aug. Ii. Sunday. August (i. Rev. and Mr, lieoige J. (ieis will speak ill the evening nel vice. Mr. and Mrs Ceis went to Mltkina. in I'.iiiiua, in lsrr !in,l mVe done a wmidciiwl wmk among the Kaeh- Itt". (,n the hill tubes. They have a vi rv intetcstmg wtmv to tell. Centre Congregational Church Fiblnv, 7;o p. m. .n . meeting of Hie i him h. Sui. i . the IP! Slaves of lleedlesness. Matt. 2": CARRANZA APPOINTS HIS COMMISSIONERS Their Work Apparently Limited to the Military Situation First Under Discussion. WASHINGTON, August 4. General Carran.a's reply to the last American note accepting his suggest ions fur a joint coni missinii tn adjust the border ditlcrence Imt proposing a broader scone fur the commission's woi k was delivered to the state department today ly Eliseo Arre dondo, the .Mexican ambassador designate. It announces the appointment of three .Mexican commissioners with instructions to "devote their attentions preferably to the resolutions of the point mentioned in the plevioiiM note." Thus the de lateo government apparent ly tejects the proposal that the conimm M'n consider other (picstions than the militaiv situations and limit its discus sions to the subject originally suggested by Carranza. MEXICO CITY. August 1. Tbe depart ure from Mexico City for the United States of Luis Cabreia and Alberto Pani, who with Ygnacio Konillas lias been se lected to reach a settlement with the Unit ed States commissioners of the (iiestion it issue between the two count les, will not he long delayed, according to the gen- eial belief here. U. S.HAS BOUGHT DANISH WEST INDIES Treaty Signed in New York to Take tho Three Islands for $25,000,000. WASHIXGTOX, August I Acting Soc ictaiy Polk announced today that a treaty by which the United States is to purchase the l).inish West Indies from Denmark lor .'.".! MM l,i Ml was signed at Xew Yolk this umining by Secretary I.arising and Minister ( 'mistaiit in l.i un. The treaty plnvides tor the tiatister to the United States of three islands, St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John, which have been the fiibject of ncgot iiit ions between the Unit ed States and Icnmaik tor many years. It is uridci stnnd the administ t at inn will ask tor l at iticiit ion by the senate lietnii' the end of the present session, and while there may be some objection to the price no really serious opposition is expected. PRINCE EXPLODES "SAUSAGE. American Aviator Destroys German Observation Balloon. PARIS. An'. !. Xorinan Prince, American aviator with the French my, brought down Wednesday one tin the Herman observation balloons, which are nicknamed ' ' sa usajges ' ' lie cause of their shape. To destroy one of these is a particularly hazardous feat. The balloons always ate anchored far within the liermaii lines, and besides it is tisky to descend to their low al titude. Prim e had his swift fighting m-chine fitted with ii special weapon to bp em ployed apainst tlic-v balloons. He fired at the ) us liaej at about Inn yards ran ye and the "sausage"' immediate! y disappeared in a cloud of smoke. Prince is unaware of the fate of the observers. They have parachutes and sometimes are able to escape. BRITISH TO ABOLISH POVERTY. Cabinet Members in Agreement On Curbing Vast Fortunes. LUXDOX, Au. 4. According to the parliamentary correspondent of the Daily Kxorcss, the government is con sidering measures which aim at the abolition after the war of what socio logists ( till " pre entable povertv" in fireat Pritain. II- savs this was the liieaniii;; of a passage in Mr. Asipiith's speech on the economic conference when the Premier rot erred to certain reforms designed 'to spread the fruits of industry more fairlv thouhout the coinmiinuity. ' ' The writer adds that the whole cal ui( t is in agreement on this question, and that there are prominent men in and near the iovcrnnieiit who favor ways and nivalis to brine; about a sys ti'in of state control or "luidauee of the distribution of wealth. I lie "crm ot state action on tins principle is contained in Ihe excess profits tax clauses in the budget, which this year is taking from very largo ex cess profits no less than 77 per cent. CAPTURED BY RUSSIANS. Take an Important Town Only 19 Miles East of Kovel. ri.i i;i Kii;.li, August 4. hussian troops have captured the village of Rudka- Mirynskiiiii on the river Stavok, a tribu tary of the Stoklmd, it was ollicially an nounced today by the Russian war depart ment. Rinlka-M irynskaiu is P miles east of Kovel. BRITISH MADE GAINS. But Operations on the Somme Front Were of Minor Scale. LOXDOX, An 4. Minor operations last inglit liv the British on the Solium front resulted in the gains for them of some ground west of Fozieres, the war otVice announced todav. REGAIN FLEURY. Germans Capture tho Village North of Verdun Fortress. RK.P.LIX. August 4. via London The village of Floury, north of Verdun, was regained by the Germans this motninir, it was officially announced today by the Ger man army hoadquai tei s. PLAGUE CONTINUES TO GAIN HEADWAY Forty-Five Children Have Died of Infantile Paraly sis in 24 Hours LARGE INCREASE IN NUMBER OF NEW CASES Since the Outbreak of the Epidemic More Than 5,000 Children Have Been Stricken and the Death List Contains Over 1,000 Names. XKW YORK, August U-More than 1,(HHI children of this city have died of in fantile paralysis and nearly 5.IHHI have been stricken by the disease since the out break of the epidemic. The health de partment bulletin today shows that the plague still continues to gain headway. During the l!l hours ending at 10 a. in. today 4.1 children died of the disease in the live boroughs of Xew York city and JiJ new eases, the second largest number in ii single day were reported. Since June there have been l.tiS" cases. l,0"'."i ot which proved fatal. EFFORT TO LOCATE RELATIVES FAILS Body of Patrick McCarthy, Who Was Drowned in Connecticut River, Buried Thi3 Morning. A prayer service was conducted morning by Rev. T. Y. Owens, tor of the Methodist church, in undertaking rooms of .Mman & Rnluk this piis- the for i :. l- i i .. .i.i i . aiiicK icv.uiuy, w no was urowncu in the Connecticut river July 24 . The buria took place this afternoon in the Wes 1 a.ll . .. niaiiieiioro cemetery at the expense ot the town. Kveiy elfnit to get in touch with leUtives who were believed to live in I'wrctice or Haverhill, Mass., failed. SITUATION NOT HOPELESS. Jndge Chambers Believes Big Railroad Strike May Be Avoided. WASH I XI. rOX. Aumist 4. J mice wiinani L. i ham dors, commissioner of the United States board of mediation and conciliation, conferred with Prcsi lent Wilson todav over tho threatened strike of 4uii,(mm) railroad employes They discussed every phase of the situa tion, hut Judiic Chambers told the I'res lent he believed there was nothing for mal the federal government could do until the railroads and representatives of the employes meet airaiu next week after the counting of strike vote has been completed. Judge hambers thinks the situation is not hopeless and that there is still cnance ior trie employers ana the em . I A. " . . .... juovos io reacn an agreement. i lie board expects to be called in should break appear inevitable. LIKE A "RIPPER" MURDER. Missias Eoj r'e Body Found Terribly Mutilated in Paterson. PATERSOX. X. ,L, August 4. Max Goldstein, three and a half years old, of 21 Hamburg avenue, who had been missing since Wednesday, and lor whom his father, Isadore Goldstein, and the police searched for more than twenty-four hours, was found dead late yesterday afternoon in the cellar of his home by Mrs. Fallad, a neighbor, in a terribly mutilated condition. His throat and stomach were slashed and the police believe he was1 killed by tin insane person, similar to the "Ripper," who laused the deaths of several children in New York last year. Detective Sergeant Otto Kepplcr aad County Physician Armstrong are con ducting n ii investigation. CHELSEA FACES STRIKE. 600 Carmen Vote Unanimously in Favor of Quitting Work. CIIKLSEA. Mass., August 4. A report of a practically unanimous vote of the (ioi) carmen of the Chelsea division of the Bay State Street railway to .it like if necessary to support the agreement signed last Octo ber was forwarded today to the national office of the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Employes of America at Detroit. Voting lasted all night and came as a result of a claim made by the ear men that a conductor was discharged for alleged failure to register fares without a proper healing. The officials on the other lairned a fair hearing was given. liarid ( BOMBS ON SUEZ CANAL. Attack on Shipping Made by planes, Londcn Announces. Aero- LOXDOX, August 4. A bombard ment of shipping on the Suez canal by hostile aeroplanes was officially an nounced today. The attack was carried out by two machines over Lake-Timsah, 4." miles south of Port Said. The town of Ismnilia on the lake border also was bombarded. LOOKS LIKE WALKING IN NEW YORK CITY Indications That 5,p00 More Motor mea and Conductors Will Join the Strike. NEW YORK, Aug. 4. Whether the 1 ,.100,000 who daily travel on the surface cars in the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens are to bo in convenienced by a strike of 5,000 tnotorinen and conductors of the Now York Railway company and the X'ow York and Queen's County Kail way company, will be known this afternoon or tonight. The time limit set by the leaders of street railw aynien 's union with in which the officials of the two com panies are required to answer to the demand for recognition of the union and increased ",av expires at 3 o'clock this afternoon. There is no indication of any intention on the part of the companies to grant the demand. It is reported that 4,000 strike breakers are ready to hurrv to New York from other cities to take the places of the strikers. PREMIUM LIST OF FAIR ASSOCIATION Attractive Booklet Is Issued Today Racing Purses Aggregate $4,200 Special Attractions. The premium list for the .'list annual fair of the Vallev Fair association of Hrattleboro was issued todav and is an especially attractive booklet. The front cover bears live cuts of handsome horses owned by II. K. C. Watson of Brandon, which were shown here last year and which, with others from his stable and stables of other well-known breeders, will be exhibited again this vear. A total of $4,200 in purses has been hung up for the nine class and stake races to be contested on the three (lavs of the fair, Sept. 1, 20 and 21. The races and purses for each are as fol lows: Tuesday, Sept. 11 2.24 pace, 2.P.) trot and 2.17 pace, each for a purse of Wednesday. Sent. 202.24 trot and 2.17 trot, each for a purse of sf.'lOO; 2.20 pace (early closing) for a purse of $1, 000. Thursday, Sept. 21 2.21 pace, purse $o00; 2.20 trot (early closing), purse, $1,000; 2.1:: pace, purse $400. Tile entries close at noon, Sept. 12. The rules of the National Trotting as sociation will govern the races with ex ceptions that hobbles will be allowed and a horse distancing the field, or any part thereof, will be entitled to only one money. The vaudeville entertainment will in clude Russell and Frank in a comedy monkey act and comedy bar act; the Leach Wallin Trio, three beautiful girls who are aerial acrobats and wire contortionists; an act in which two men hold in the air on standards a large cycle whirl in which a young woman continues to loop the loop: and a balloon ascension and parachute drop each day. SUPPER AND LAWN FETE PLANNED Soldiers' Aid Society to Make Effort to Raise More Funds for Families of Company I. Tho executive board of the Soldiers' Aid society in a meeting in the Hooker house voted to several bills for the benefit of families of members (if Com pany I. The society has no income and depends upon the generosity of the townspeople, but tho calls for aid will be met as far.as the means of the so ciety will allow. No bill will be hon ored unless accompanied by a credit slip signed by the president. Mrs. E. E. Holden, and the treasurer. Mrs, G. F. Harbor. Plans are heinr made bv the society for having a public supper and fete on the lawn of tho Hooker premises, probably on Pennington day, Aug. 10, to raise funds. The soci'ty acknowledges gifts from the local lodge of the New England Order of Protection, the Woman's Re lief corps and the women of the church in Vernon. The demands are more urgent than most persons realize, and contributions are gratefully re ceived. PARALYSIS IN MILLERS FALLS TITIM r?Qa THonM h Side House Quarantined. MILLERS FALLS. Mass.. Aug. 4. Stuart, three and one-half years old,' son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dykes of Gunn street, Erviug side, was declared ill yesterday with infantile paralysis.!" favor ot going through life with The boy has been under observation for.lauJ?tt instead of a long face. Laughter several days. Dr. O. D. Cudworth has been in charge of the case. He called u.ron.that were beautifully delivered. case Dr. Stanley Osborne of North Adams, district inspector for the state depart ment of health and the latter verified the diagnosis. The case is a mild one. The house has been quarantined, it is, believed that the case is an isolated one and has no connection with the Now York oiiidenMi- or cases elsewhere' THE WEATHER. Fair Tonight and Saturday West to Southwest Winds. WASHINGTON, Aug. 4. Tho weath er forecast : Fair tonight and Saturday. Gentle west to southwest winds. COM C OPERA HAS L Chautauqua Course Ends in Wave of Popular En thusiasm CONTRACT FOR NEXT SEASON PRESENTED More Than 500 Course Tickets Pledged Director Paul M. Pearson Gives Ad dress and Opera Chimes of Normandy Is Presented. inautauqua ween closed last nignt m a wave of enthusiasm. The big tent on the high school grounds was crowded and me closing attraction, tne conue opera, The Chimes of Normandy, was particularly praiseworthy. Toward the close Vice Chairman Carl S. Hopkins of the local organization made brief re marks and handed to Supt. E. W. Huelster the contract signed, for another course next vear and Dr. Huckster s,ioke briefly expressing Ins , thanks for the courtesies shown. Fur ther pledges for course tickets were re ceived, bringing the total well in ex cess of .100, or hiore than two-thirds the number which the local committee will have to sell. It is tho general opinion that the course this season sur passed that of last year, excellent as that was, and a still better program is promised for the season of 1017. The Chimes of Normandy was put on by a thoroughly competent company throughout and the satisfaction which it gave was very great. The members of the cast and chorus were especially attractive in their personal presence and their acting was notably good. Th orchestra, also, did a finished piece of work and the whole performance was decidedly pleasing, as was evidenced by the demonstration of approval by the audience. The cast of characters was as fol lows: The Marquis. Frederick Brvdou: the Baillie, Arthur Woolev; Gaspard, Edouard Beck; Grenicheaux, Leo 1 hom os; tiermaine, Aetta Strong; Serpo- lette, Agnes Barry; Jean, Helen Thomp son; Nannette, Evelyn Merrow. Without in any way minimizing the work of the others, bouquets must be handed to Gaspard and the Baillie for the high thaiacter of their acting. One doesn't have the opportunity every day to see acting of that calibre. The first part of the afternoon yes terday in the big tent was devoted to the children of the junior Chautauqua who presented the sketch Uncle Sam's Experiment, danced and gave demon strations of reviving a person nearly drowned, of pyramid building by boys and first aid to the injured by boys and girls. Uncle Sam's Experiment was illus trative of the training of children in doing things that are useful and was written with the purpose of indicating plainly the attitude of Uncle Sam towards vocational training. One group demonstrated the value of scien tific growing of corn, one old farmer bewailing the fact in a song that he had not joined a corn club while the club sang its joy at being members of the club. A group of girls sang a can ning song and another groiui of bovs and girls represented the garden clul There were groups of plav bovs, of play girls and of Indians, each of whom had special songs arid dances illustra tive of some of the training of the Junior Chautauqua. The principal characters and their impersonators were: Uncle Sam, Phil lip Wheeler; Aggie, (short for Agricul ture), Kenneth Wheeler; Mother Earth, Margaret McKeon; Science, Thvra Morrill. Alter the sketch the fancv dances and pyramid building were demon strafed, the boys working under the di rection of Mr. Haves. Miss Verna Slado, the junior Chautauqua super in tendent, and Miss Nellie Watson, her assistant, at the close of the children entertainment, were presented with large baskets of flowers, the gifts of the local Chautauqua association. The presentation was made by John Mann, mayor of Chautauqua town A short concert by the orchestra of the Llnrnes of .Normandy company, which included a violin solo and a vo- i u.. ' s,"u a eiecuon iiv an oc.vi, jwas much enioyed and the ail hence would have' been glad to hear more. lr. Paul M. Pearson concluded the afternoon's entertainment with a lec ture on The Joy of Living. His lec ture was an incontrovertible argument was nis panacea lor trouble. II is points were illustrated aptly by poems Because children sometimes laugh at something mat mey should not is no reason for parent to deny them the Tight to laugh. Man is the only animal that can laugh and he should make thf most of it. The man who doesn 'augn ana me ma.n wno laughs all ot the time are candidates for the same institution. The joy of living right is the funda- mental of laughter. Jov and laughter mav come through sorrow or from la bor. tiful. faith We obtain joy through the beau through friendship. Tove and he said. Excursion to Ocean Bench. Xew Lnn don, August 6. See Ad. on page 3. A G AUDIENCE MAKING READY NEW DRYGOODS STORE Goodnow, Pearson & Hunt Engage John J. Sullivan and Will Carry Full Stock of Best Quality. Within the next three weeks, probably alwut August 21, a full-fledged drygoods store will be opened by Goodnow, Pearson & Hunt, the well-known clothing firm, in the downstairs part of the film's new store in the American building. It will be in charge of John J. Sullivan of -Maiden, Mass., a man of wide experience in the drygoods business, who came to Brattle boro last evening to put things in readi ness. For the past nine years Mr. Sullivan has leen superintendent for the David E. Murphy drygoods store in Concord, X. H. For seven years he was superintendent and buyer for F. X. Joslin & Co., of Maiden, Mass., and he has had other valuable ex perience in the business. His home is in Maiden, where he has a wife. She will come to Ihattleboro soon. Goodnow, Pearson & Hunt plan to carry only the best grade of stock and to have everything that usually is found in a first class store. The entire stock will be new. The live and ten cent denartment. which was conducted by E. J. Fenton &, Co. when the present proprietors acquired the store, is beimz closed out aK fast w;. ble to make room for the drvtroods store tarpenters are now at work under Mr Sull ivan s direction making the "necessary alterations and improvements. The old counters are lieing removed, and new ones will be put in their places. New- shelving and fixtures will be installed, the utm-o will be equipped with a new and adeouate lighting system and the w hole interior will be finished in white. The new store will lie roomy and attractive. JACOB ESTEY IS THE ONLY WINNER TODAY Reaches the Semi-Final Round in Play for Second 16 in State Golf Tournament. (Special to The Reformer.) RUTLAND. August 4. T 1. 1 V..A.-.. r i. . . i i iirtL-nu i . rsie,v u iirauieixiro won Ins Way into the semi-final round in the play for the cup for the second 10 in the state golt tournament today. He defeated E. ii. Childs of Dorset 4 up and 3 to plav i'nsiow- liiompson ot Urattleboro lost to rrank urocKer ot .Manchester 4 and 3 to play and F. H. Harris was beaten 4 up and 2 to play by Ray E. Smith of Rutland. .u tnree J.rattleboro players will enter the big handicap contest tomorrow-. the semi-finals for the state champion ship finds v . h. Jennings of Bennington, (r. II. I laser of Bane, W. A. Barber, jt I fcj 11 M -1 e - I i . .... itnu bewail v lariv or lancnester still in ! . 1. - T - me i nulling, .lennings is an ex-eliampmn and larlx.T won the championship last year. Six men at 95 tied for two places in the hist 16 yesterday, among them leing lhompson and Harris, both of whom w-ent : .1 3 1? .1 i . .i nun me secoiiu tu on ine draw, jn ttie match play tor the cup for the second 11) esterday afternoon Harris defeated J. E Walsh of Bane 3 up and 2 to go. Thomp son won trom . H. Dunn of Rutland by . I T 1 me same margin, wnue tiacoo 1". r.stev ad no difficulty in his match against E Houghton of the Dorset Country club the score ending 5 up and 3 to co. MARBLE MILL BURNED AT WEST RUTLAND Vermont Marble Company Sustains Loss of $50,000 on Structure Known as Palace Mill. (Special to The Reformer.) RUTLAND, August 4 The Palace mill of the Vermont Mar tne company in west ifutianu was burned this morning, causing a loss of $50,000, partially covered bv insurance. This was one of the largest mills in this vicinity and its destruction will great- v inconvenience the company, as it was being run at full capacity on im portant orders. It was a mill with 20 gaugs. All of the machinery and stock were ruined. It is believed that the fire started from a hot box. TON OF HONEY A DAY. This is Average Yield of the Crane Apiaries at Middlebury. MIDDLEBURY, August 4. Some idea may be gained of the honey pro ducing possibilitios of Vermont from the fact that the firm of J. E. Crane & Sou of Middlebury have for some time been bringing in trom its apiaries an average of a ton of honey a (lay. Crane honey is known throughout New Eng land and far beyond its borders, and the containers used by this firm carry the name of Vermont to far distant points. J. E. Crane, the senior member of the firm who is one of the state in spectors of apiaries, recently visited West Rutland and burned up an en tire yard of bees, consisting of some 20 hives, belonging to a resident of that town, disease having gained head way among the bees. RESOLUTION TABLED. Inquiry Into Railroad Conditions Deemed Inadvisable at Present, WASHINGTON, August 4. The senate commerce commission today voted to t table Senator Xcwlandu resolution to di- - !le - t the interstate commerce commission - . to investigate and report to congress on the wages and hours of service of each claijs of railroad employes because action was -deemed inadvisable pending mediation - and arbitration of the disputes between the railroads and their employes. LAMSON DIRECTS . BIG ENTERPRISE Takes Up Duties as Secre tary Baptist Publica tion Society BUSINESS AMOUNTS TO MILLION YEARLY Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Lamson of Brattleboro and Former Windham County Boy Society Has Assets of Over $2,000,000. Some idea of the magnitude of the task set for Rev. Guy C. Lamson, D. D., the general secretary of the Ameri can iaiitist l ubiicatiou society, mar be obtained from the knowledge that the society has assets of over $2,000,- 000 and an annual turnover of money of more than $1,000,000. Re Dr. Lamson, who is a soli of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Lamson of Brattleboro and is a native of Windham county, began the. duties of his new office last Tuesday. For three years previously he had been missionary secretary ot the l'ublicatiou society. When Noah K. Davis, a young Bap tist preacher of Salisbury, Md.. con ceived the society in 1S24, he had no exjiectatioii that it would ever own and occupy a building: worth half a million dollars, and if he had been told that it would ever find employment foT more than 0,000 missionaries he would have laughed at the idea. Davis con ceived only a small society to print re ligious tracts. When it was organized in Washington its name was the Bap tist (jeneral lraet Society. The great growth of the society be gan after its removal to Philadelphia in 1820. It first occupied a single room for which an annual rental of $ 100 was paid. It now collects $20,000 a year in rent from tenants of its building at the corner of Chestnut and Seventeenth streets, for whom it finds room after allowing ample space for its owrr activities. The society is probably prouder of its colporteur work, than of any of its other enterprises. This is tinder the direction of the missionary department. A colporteur, it may be explaiucd for the benefit of the uninitiated, is a man w-ho goes' a.bout the country where there are no churches. He distributes tracts and other religious literature, holds meetings and organizes Sundav schools. .It was in 1814 that the work of the eolporteura began. It is said , that this society was the first to send out such religions workers and the first to apply this name to them. The earliest workers of this kind walked. Some of them still walk. But the society long ago began to supply wagons to some of them. It now has GO wagons in constant use carrying tracts, Bibles, Testaments and other matter into the unchurched regions. Tn 1WQ the Rev. Wayland Hoyt who had returned from a visit to the north west suggested that a chapel car be built in order that the people living in regions where there were no churches and no suitable room for holding re ligious services might have the gospel preached to them. The first car was put in service the next year. Now the society owns seven such cars. 'There are only thrw others in the whole Unit ed States. The society employs in ad dition lfi automobiles- in its missionary work, and it has in commission three cruisers, which ply the rivers. More than 02000.000 tracts have been distributed besides 4.000,000 Bi bles and Testaments and 1,300,000 other books. Its missionaries have or ganized 16,000 Sunday schools, or near ly one-half of the Baptist Sunday schools in the country. Besides the headquarters at Chestnut and Seventeenth streets, the society owns a large building at Lombard and Juniper streets, which houses its print ing plant. This is the kind of an enterprise Dr. Lamson is to direct. One about about human generation is figured at years. One flv generation ia seven or eight days. Excursion to Ocean Reach, Xew Lon don, August G. See Ad. on page 3. GENUINE re FOUR POINTS IN UPPER PART OF THE GREAT R Say Golden R and see that you get it. Before you pay, be sure there are four points in the upper part of the Great R on the front of the package. If you have been handed an im itation; remember there's a store nearby that sells genuine Golden R there axe eighteen times more that sell the genuine than the kind that tries to work off an imitation. Distributed by DeWitt Grocery Co.