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VOL. I. NO. 12:21.
BHATTLEBOllO, .VERMONT, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 16,-1910.
TWO GENTS.
i
VON 1 K N EN'S
El
Hurtling Village As It Falls
Hack in the Province
of Dobrudja
BERLIN MAKES DENIAL
OF RUMANIAN CLAIM
In Macedonia the Entente Allies Ave
Winning Further Successes and the
City of Monastir Is Almost Within
Their Grasp.
Field Marshal von Maokcuseii "s army
in tin' Rumanian province ot' Dobrudja
is in retreat, the Petrngrnd war (illicc
a iinoiniied today, burning villages as it
falls hack. Bucharest reported a further
advance yesterday toward the important
(Vrimvoda Constana railroad which
the Teutonic allies captured in 1 1 u i r
drive. Berlin today entered a denial of
the Rumanian claim, Fighting in the
Homme region of northern France show
little diniiiuit ion in intensity.
The invasion of Rumania is continu
ing successfully, Berlin announces, al
though increasing resistance apparent
ly is being encountered along the Wal-
luclnau lionler. .Nevertheless progress
is claiineil for the Teutonic forces with
the capture of more than l,2iu prison
ers. In Macedonia the entente allies
are winiiini: further successes in their
campaign for Monastir.
BERLIN, Nov. lti. Attacks by
Miitish troops on the German line along
the road from Maillv to Serre and also
to the south of Beaumont north of the
river Ancre were beaten on' ly the Ger-
in u n m iu hand grenade lighting, the war
ollii-e announced today. Stronj; Britis!
lorces attacked (.rantlcoiirt, out the as
sault broke down under the German
lire. South of the Sonum the eastern
section of Sjillisel was taken from the
Trench and French trenches on the
northern dge of St. Pierre-Yanst wood
were captured, together with more
than .".I hi prisoners and five machine
gif's.
PARIS, Nov. lti. French aud Rus
sian troops from the Macedonian front
are now within four miles of Monastir,
it was announced officially. The war
ottiee says the pursuit of defeated Bul
garians continues.
On the eastern end of the line British
troops have srgain nsumcd the offen
sive, defeating the Bulgarians in the
region of the river Struma and cap
turing the village of Karakasha.
During the night the Bulgarians aban
doned their principal position west of
the (Vina river. The French and Serbi
ans took litO prisoners and made prog
ress toward Yareshok in the t'erna bend
went of Monastir. South of Monastir
the French and Russians are reported to
be making substantial progress. It is
in this region to the north of Kenali
that thev have advanced to witln'u four
miles of Monastir.
DENIAL BY GERMANS.
Submarine Did Not Fire Upon Rowan
more 's Life Boats.
BERLIN, Nov. lti, by wireless. As
sertion that the German submarine
which sank the British ship Rowan
more, on which there were several
Americans, fired upon life boats con
taining members of the crew are dis
missed as utterly false in the report of
me commander ot the submarine. Fur
ther details of which became known to
day. On the contrary, it is said, the
men on the Rowanmore owe their lives
to the precautions taken by the (Jet
mans. Centre Congregational Church
Friday, Nov. 17, nt i p. m. Meeting
of teachers and officers of the Sunday
Rcltool, with supHr in the parlors.
Friday, Nov. 17, at 7.."!() p. m. Mid
week meeting of the church. The first
chapter of Pilgrim Deeds and Duties,
which will be studied during the next
six weeks, will be considered. Copies
may be secured for 'JO cents each from
the pastor.
First Baptist Church
Christmas sale of fancv work and
novelties Thursday, Nov. 1(', at 4 p. in
Chicken -pie supper, ti p. m. Tickets ",(V
Children e."i cents.
In Odd Fellows' Temple
Thursday, Nov. !(
.of) ; m. Reu
ular meeting of Oasis Encampment.
Patriarchal tegiee will be confetred on
a "lass of uindidates
ARMY IN RETREAT
EXPLOSION WRECKED
AMMUNITION SHIP
Caused the Death of 150 Persons and the
Wounding of 650 Others at
Archangel.
LONDON', Nov. 1(5. A Stockholm
newspaper says that some days ago an
explosion occurred on board the Rus
sian ammunition steamer liaron iJreec-
ni at the Russian seaport of Archangel,
caitsin;' the ieatu ot .0 persons ana
the wounding of ti;V) others, according
to despatches from the Swedish capital
to the Exchange Telegraph company.
The Baron Dreceni and another steam
er, the despatch adds, were destroyed.
Seveial buildings near the harbor and
two barracks were set on fire and
burned down.
SOLDIERS SUFFER
ALONG THE BORDER
Eadly Disorganized as the Result of
the Extreme Cold and Un
usual Sickness.
DEMING, New Mexico, Nov. It!.-The
joint h sepaiate brigade, which left here on
a practice march, citlmiuat inr in man
euvies at Fort Il.iyaid, is badly disorgan
ized as the result of the extreme cold and
on account of sickness, according to re
pot ts teceived here today from lnt I'.iy
ai d.
AUTHOR OF QUO VADIS.
Death in Switzerland of Henry Sien-
kicwicz, Polish Novelist.
NEW YORK. Nov. 1C. Henry Sien
kiewic, the Polish novelist, best
known in this country as the author of
Quo Vadis, is dead at Vevoy, Switzer
land, according to a cable despatch re
ceived here today by the Polish vic
tim's relief committee. Sienkiewiez
had devoted much of his time recently
lo Polish relief work and had been iu
frequent communication since the Euro
pean war began with a committee here
and with the National Ameiican Red
Cross. The message said the uovelist
died suddenly in a Vevcv hotel vesfer
dav. CABRERA MAY OBJECT.
Not Trescnt When His Associates Ap
proved Border Control Plan.
ATLANTIC CITY, Nov. lti. Inter
est in the session of the Mexican-American
joint commission was today iu
learning what would beTlieat't'Itude of
Luis Cabrera, chairman of the Mexi
can commission. During his absence at
Philadelphia the other Mexican repre
sentatives virtually agreed with the
American commission on the essential
points of a plan of border control. Thev
express confidence of the support of
Mr ( .,rv, 1 : 41 i 1
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I x III. wii
last lime he appeared in
luesaay the
f I
J heir optimism, however, was not
shared bv all those in touch with the
conference earlv todav.
FORCED TO RETIRE.
Serbian Attack Causes Retirement of
Germans and Bulgarians.
SOFIA. Nov. lti. via London. The
retreat of German and Bulgarian forces
in the Ceriia bend, under the assault
of the Serbians, is admitted officially.
According to the statement the Bui- j
garians have fallen back on a line four
to six miles west of Iven. the last town
west of the Ccrna reported captured
bv the Serbians. i
BEIiLIN, Nov. Hi. The retirement
of the German ami Bulgarian troops in
Macedonia to new positions prepared
for them in the Cerna region is an
nounced today by the war office.
CONGRATULATES GEN. HAIG.
King George Pleased with Great Success
of Past Few Days.
LONDON, Nov. 10. King George
todav teleerrardied congratulations to
General Sir Douglas Haitr. British com -
mander in France, "upon the great suc
cess" of the last few days, reflecting
credit on all ranks. Gen. llaig replied
with a message of thanks.
VOTING IRREGULAR.
Some Evidences of Fraud Already Dis
covered in Idaho.
BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 1G. Discoverv
of irregularly sworn-in votes was the
lir.-it fruits yesterday of the investiga
tion ordered bv Attorney General Peter
son into the suspected election frauds.
The prosecuting attorney of Washington
county added that :55 additional votes
probably had i,oell irregular.
GERMANS DRIVEN OUT.
French Retake Portion of the Village
of Pressoire.
PARIS, Nov. k; The French last
night recaptured the portion of the
Tillage of Pressoire on the Somme
front which the Germans occupied yes
terday, according to the official "an
nouncement. WHEAT FROM INDIA.
Four Hundred Thousand Tons to Be
Shipped to Entente Nations.
LONDON, Nov. 16. The India gov
ernment has sanctioned the exportation
to England, France and Italy in Novem-
ber, December and January of 400,000
iu...-. ui nm-ui.
50 VILLA BANDITS
SLAIN IN BATTLE
Badly Routed by General
Carranza's Forces in a
Clash Near Ortis
VILLA INTENDS TO
KILL ALL AMERICANS
Refers to Them as "White Chinese,"
When He Entered Parral Following
Its Evacuation by Gen. Luis Herrera
Recently.
CHIHUAHUA CITY, Nov. Hi. An
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.oi wim i- j4uari or me uarrnnza tones
met a Villa band near Ortis, :i point
half way between Chihuahua City and
Center Rosalia and routed the band,
which lost 50-killed, according to re
ports received last night by General
ticvino. It was stated that the gov-
: anient casualties were 11 wounded.
EL PASO, Texas, Nov. 16. Francis
co Villa referred to Americans as
"white Chinese" at Parral when he
entered the town at the head of his
trout s following its evacuation by Gen.
Luis Herrera, declared a Mexican refu
gee from Parral who came to the bor
der disguised as a peon. In a speech
to the people of Parral Villa said he
intended to kill alk Chinese and "white
Chinese," meaning Americaus, the
refufiee reported. Three Chinese were
said to have been killed there by Villa
bandits. Villa also announced inten
tion to go to Chihuahua City and cap
ture it from the Carran.a troops the
refugees said.
NOT TO REQUIRE
BAGGAGE VALUATION
Eontoii & Maine Railroad Issues Orders
Canceling Present Regulation Af
ter December 1.
The Boston & Maine railroad has issued
orders that after December 1 declaration
of the value of baggage or property trans
ported in baggage cars of the road will
not be required unless desired.
On dune 1. 1!15, the road, in common
with others in the East, issued orders re
quiting that the owner or shipper of each
lece of baggage for interstate tiatlk
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' i"-. un-iuic iif. vuue m-ioie cneciiing it.
1 Ins has caused much delay at the bag
gage rooms and the change will be wel
comed by traveling public and railroad
employes alike.
BELLOWS FALLS.
Handsome Memorial Windows.
Two handsome stained glass memor
ial windows have been placed in the
Congregational church, one by Fred C.
Hildrc-th and the other by the Wom
an's association. Mr. Ilihlreth's win
dow is in memory of his mother and
sister, Harriet A. Ilildreth. and Hat-
M u A- inulreth. i'1' general color hue
,s a light tone. The Woman's associa
tion wi idow is in colored tilass of va-
rious hues and is a beautiful color com
bination. It shows ivory columns
about which are intertwined grape
I vines benrine- line purple fruit In
0 L " 1 I
the distance are seen mountains and
plains, with a river winding through.
At the top of the window appears "I
am the vine and ye are the branch
es." At the bottom is the following:
"Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may
rest from their labors; and their works
do follow- them. Rev. xiv. 12." This
window is in niemorv of those who
! hflve lTart?l to the higher lif
Good Homes Exposition.
Tonight will be the closing evening
of the Good Homes Exposition ami
Food Fair, which began Tuesday morn
ing in the drill shed of the Ar.nory. It
is being held under the direction of
the Housewives' League committee of
the Bellows Falls Woman s club, and
the proceeds will go toward the dis
trict nurse fund, a work which is car
ried on bv the Woman's club. Local
merchants aud societies and manufac
turers of national reputation have
booths at the exposition and their
goods are on display. Speakers from
out of town have given addresses of
interest to women and the evening en
tertainments have consisted of vocal
numbers by local singers and of music
bv the Bellows Falls band. This is the
third annual affair of its kind held by
tile v uiu.iii s ciuu. l lie uiit-uuuui'u
l.as been large.
Shrapnel Makers Released.
As work on making shrapnel has
about finished at the plant of the Ver
mont Farm Machine company many
men have been released from the com
pany's employment. New work has
been begun on making high-powered
explosive shells for the Canadian Car
&. Foundry company, under a sub-contract
from the Russian government.
This work has just begun, and it is un
derstood that later some of the help
who have left will return to work.
Those who have
. married men who were working in the
llJgtlt SHUT.
RAILROADS UNITE
IN GENERAL ATTACK
Will Fight the Eight-Hour Law, Which
It is Estimated, Will Cost Them
$50,000,000.
NEW YORK, Nov. 16.-The railroad
of the United States have Iwgun in earnest
their tight to wipe the Adamson eight-hour
law off the statute books and the federal
department of justice has perfected an
organization to meet in court the legal
forces f the transportation companies.
I-arge railway systems in various parts
of the country filed injunction suits in the
federal courts yesterday, using in their
actions identical avenues of attack upon
the constitutionality of the eight-hour law
passed by congress at the instigation of
President Wilson to avert a national rail
way strike called by the four big railway
brotherhoods to ; take place the first of
last Septemler.
Suits attacking the law were filed last
week by these roads: Union Pacific, Santa
Fe, St. Paul, Rock Island, Chicago & East
ern, Chicago & Great Western, Burling
ton, ijmisvUle & Nashville, Missouri Pa
cific, and the Illinois Central. Suits were
brought yesterday by several large eastern
roads and by the Hill systems.
It is considered probable that one or
more eight-hour suits, as test cases, will
1h rushed through the lower courts and
to the United States supreme court so
that theie may be a decision bv Jan. 1.
the date set for the law to become effec
tive.
The railroads have estimated that it
would cost them .0,0ri0,(l00 a year to give
the members of the four brotherhoods the
eight-hour day. and thev are bv no means
assured that other workers, such as teleg
raphers and switchmen, will not try to
come in under its benefits, thus increasing
the cost still further.
PUBLIC DANGER
BEING REMOVED
New Owners of O. J. Pratt Building
Remodeling Roof So as to Prevent
Snow and Ice Dropping.
The new owners of the O. J. Piatt
building are having ehanges made to
the roof of the building that will brh'e
heartfelt thanks from all residents of
the town. A straight front is being
built u; past the mansard roof, ik the
roof will be pitched back a short dis
tance and a gutter made to cany the
water down through the building in
stead of permittiig water, snow and
icicles to drip aud fall down on to the
sidewalk.
It has been necesstry everv winder
to shovel snow off the roof, roping off
the sidewalk in front of the building
after each storn, in order to prevent
the snow from sliding off th? roof and
possible injuring pedestrian.?.
EAST DEERFIELD HOLDUP.
Real Masked Robber ' Gets Away With
Loaded Slot Machine.
GREENFIELD, Mass., Nov. 16. A
quite .liatter-of-fact holdup at the West
End tunch in East Deerfield early yes
terday morniug was reported by John
C. Dougherty, the proprietor. The prop
erty taken was s slot machine a.Pi its
contents, estimated at from $o) to $60.
The robbery was effected with very lit
tle disturbance. Night Chef Feleh was
alone in the restaurant at 1 o'clock
yesterdav morninsr. He was busy at
'.he rear of the room wheue he heard
some one enter. Without turnir.L--. he
finished what he was doing. When he
did turn he was just in time to see, a
stranger disappear through the door
wi'.h the vending machine under his
arm. The chef hurried to the door,
only to be confronted by a handkerchief-covered
face and the shiny end of
a revolver, lie was invited to 'walk
back into the lunchroom and accepted
tho invitation. The holdup mau, the
machine and its small change contents
are all still at large. A similar ma
chine disappeared at another East
Deerfield lunchroom recently, but at
that time the thief made his -getaway i
without being seen.
MANY WOMEN ELECTED.
One Hundred and Fifty-one Chosen to
County Offices in Kansas.
TOPEKA, Kansas, Nov. 16. Of 255
women candidates for county offices in
91 of 105 counties in Kansas at the re
cent election 151 were elected, accord
ing to reports received here today. Kan
sas now has 126 women holding county
offices.
BROOKLINE.
Mrs. Frank Pot wine was at Don
Boutelle's in Townshend several days
last week.
The lumber for William Simmons 's
ready cut" house came Saturday and
G
Zd. Allbee, G. E. Ware, George Os
good, Glenn Howe and James Brown
each took their teams and helped him
draw it over from the station.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Wellman attend
eJ the funeral of his cousin, Mrs. Helen
Bmtelle, iu Townshend last week. His
aunt, Mrs. Mary Waitman, of Brattle
boro, came home with them for a short
visit.
Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence, Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Allbee, Arthur Cutler and
Walter Columbus of Townshend, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank DeWitt of Newfane,
Hubert Stebbins, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
Stebbins of Brattleboro, attended the
harvest supper Friday night.
There will be preaching services in
the Baptist church both morning and
evening next Sunday, Nov. 19. The
morning services will begin at 11
o'clock, the preacher being Rev. San
ford K. Meek, now pastor at West
Topsham and East Orange.
Everyoue
is cordially invited to hear him.
NEGROES MENACE TO
NORTHERN WORKERS
Resolution Designed to Elimi
nate Them Adopted by
Federation.
BROUGHT TO OHIO TO
REPLACE UNION MEN
President and Executivo Council of Fed
eration Instructed to Inaugurate
Movement to Organise Negroes in the
Southern States.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 16.-The emigration
of Southern Negroes to northern labor
centers was brought to the attention of
the convention of the American Federa
tion Labor today, when the committee
on organization favorably reported a res
olution designed to eliminate what was
eharactei ized as a "menace to the workers
in the northern states."
The resolution, which was adopted by
the convention, recited that investigation
in the state of Ohio had demonstrated to
the satisfaction of labor leaders in that
state that Negroes were brought North
j for the purpose of rilling the places of
union men demanding better conditions,
as in the case of freight handlers.
The President and executive council of
the federation were instructed to inaugu
rate a movement looking toward the or
ganization of Xegroes in southern states.
ILLEGAL KILLING
OF DEER CHARGED
Ernest Parmenter of Guilford Before
Judge Barber This Afternoon
Jury Trial to Be Held.
Jbrnest i'armenter or tiuutord was
brought before Judge Frank JE. Barber
in the municipal court this afternoon
by Deputy Sheriff Frank L. Wellman,
charged by State s Attorney O. B
ungues witn killing teer out or sea
son. Attorney A. F. Schwenk entered
a plea of not guilty for the respondent
and bail was lixed at $150 for trial be
fore a jury at a date to be determined
later.
Deputy Sheriff Wellman was notified
yesterday that a hunter had come upon
the carcass of a buck and the carcass of
a doe, both of which had been dressed
and had been dead, the officer's inform
ant believed, two or three days.
About midnight the deputy sheriff
obtained from the state's attorney three
search warrants and with Officer Charles
Wood left early this morning for that
section of Guilford near the Massa
chusetts line.
It is claimed that the officer found
the carcasses a short distance from the
home of Parmenter and that a search
of the house revealed what the officers
considered to be sufficient evidence to
warrant making an arrest. Parmenter
is said to live alone on a small farm and
to spend much time in trapping and
hunting.
MRS. FLAGLER WEDS.
Widow With $70,000,000 Marries
Friend of 23 Years.
NEW YORK, Nov. 16. Mrs. Mary
Lily Flagler, widow of Henry M. Flag
ler, one of the organizers of the Stand
ard oil company, was married in this
citv yesterday to former Judge Robert
, Worth Bingham of Louisville, Ky. The
wedding took place at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Pembroke Jones, Rev. Dr.
George Morgan Ward, rector of the
Flagler chapel at Palm Beach, officiat
ed. Only members of the immediate
family attended.
The engagement of the couple was
announced at New York the 5th and
was the result of a friendship of more
than 20-years' standing renewred at a
house party last year. They first met
at commencement exercises at the
University of Virginia 23 years ago.
Mrs. Flagler inherited an estate from
her first husband estimated as high
as $70,000,000.
LUIS MUNOZ RIVERA DEAD.
Was a Leader in the Affairs of Porto
Rico Many Years.
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Nov. 16.
Luis Munox Rivera, for six years Porto
Rican resident commissioner at Wash
ington and founder and leader of the
Unionist party in Porto Rico, died last
night. He was born 58 years ago. For
?Q years Sr. Rivera took a prominent
part in Porto Rican affairs. Recently
he had advocated in congress American
citizenship for Porto Ricans as well as a
plan for more self-government.
PLACE FOR LAME DUCK.
Sweet, Beaten in Run for Michigan
Governorship, Gets Appointment.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. Edward
Sweet, who resigned as assistant sec
retary of commerce to run for gover
nor of Michigan and was defeated,
was given a recess appointment to his
former position today by President
Wilson.
MAPLE GAVEL OF
HISTORICAL VALUE
From Tree Planted by Senator Morrill
and Presented at Convention of
Agricultural Colleges.
Au interestinc enisode in thf open
ing exercises of the convention of the
-'issociation ot American Agricultural
colleges aud experiment stations at
Washington, D. C, yesterday was the
presentation of a gavel made from the
wood of a sugar maple tree planted
many years ago on his lawn at Staf
ford by the late Senator Justin S.
Morrill.
This gavel was made from n lin.fi
of the tree which was wrested apart
in a storm in September, 1915, the
wood beinsr selected bv Denn .T W Vn.
tey of the college of engineering of
me university oi Vermont. Tne gavel
was shaped in the college shops and
suitably inscribed as to its origin. It
was presented in behalf of the Uni
versity of Vermont by Dean J. L. Hills,
who for the last 12 years has been secretary-treasurer
of the association.
It will be remembered that Senator
Morrill was the father of the state
universities and Land Grant colleges
of the country, and that the original
enactment in 1862 which founded these
institutions was the product of his
brain, and on every state college cam
pus the country over his name is hon
ored. It is certainly very fitting that this
central organization should possess this
historical gavel.
MEETING MONDAY IN
INTEREST OF SCOUTS
Plan Under Way to Put Boy Scout
Movement in Brattleboro on More
Substantial and Useful Basis.
A meeting will be held Monday even
ing in the choir room of St. Michael's
Episcopal church of all men in Brattle
boro who are interested or will interest
themselves in the Boy Scout movement.
In the meeting of the Brattleboro
Ministerial union Mondav morning
Rev. D. E. Trout of the Universalis?
church and Rev. J. Fredrik Virgin of
the Episcopal church were appointed a
committee to try and co-ordinate the
varied Scout interests of the town and
organize a Scout council.
Invitations have been extended to a
number of men prominent iu town to
be present and aid in putting the Scout
movement in Brattleboro on a substan
tial and useful basis. There are Scout
troops connected with several of the
churches, but these separate organiza
tions are small and there is lacking the
interest that would be established if
they were organized in one large body.
MISTAKEN FOR A DEER.
Clarence Campbell Killed Near Rox-
bury, Maine, Yesterday.
ROXBURY, Me., Nov. 16. Clarence
Campbell of Worthley Mills, while hunt
ing here yesterday with Charles Dane,
was accidentally shot by Harry Mars
ton of Mexico, Me., who mistook him
for a deer.
The charge entered Campbell's side
and he lived only five minutes. Dane
and Marston hurriedly summoned aid,
but to no avail. Dr.W. T. Rowc of
Rumford, medical examiner, was called.
The body was brought out of the woods
late iu the afternoon.
Mr. Campbell was 40 and leaves a
wife and two young children.
BRATTLEBORO LOCAL.
The banns of marriage were pub
lished Sunday in St. Michael's Roman
Catholic church between Thomas Em
met Long and Miss Mary Catherine
O'Xeil, both of Brattleboro.
State Councillor W. IL Jeffery of
East Burke was present last evening
at the regular meeting of the Junior
Order of United American Mechanics
and gave a short address. Several mem
bers from Tutney also were present.
Robert Edeson, the well-known ae
tor, and his company arrived in Brat
tleboro on the 11 o'clock train today
from Holyoke, Mass., to present the
drama, His Brother's Keeper, in the
Auditorium tonight. From here they
will go to Springfield, Worcester and
Boston. There is likely to be a large
audience tonight.
The fuse blowing episodes of Mon
day and Tuesday afternoons reported
in The Reformer as affecting the east
side of Main street it appears was re
stricted to the American building and
the annex thereto. The fuse blown both
days were those in the American build
ing and plunged only that building in
to darkness instead of the entire east
side of Main street.
Charles S. Wilkins, who has had
much experience in the meat business,
will open his publie market at 12 High
street, the quarters formerly occupied
by tho American express office, Satur
day. The room has been finished in
white enamel and is equipped with nu
merous conveniences for conducting a
meat business, including a modern cold
storage plant of considerable propor
tions. The new store will be known as
the Public Market and will be conduct
ed on a strictly cash basis. Vegetables
and canned goods will be carried in
stock as well as western and native
meats.
THE WEATHER.
Party Overcast Tonight and Friday
Temperature; Unchanged. -
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. Th
weather forecast: Partly overcast to
night and Friday. Not much change in
temperature. Fresh west winds.
SPUDS EXPENSIV
E
Diverts Few Bushels From
Employer and Lands
Si
in Court
SETTLES WITH BOTH
OWNER AND STATE
Brattleboro Man Fined $15 and Costs
for Disturbing Peace in Halifax, and
Halifax Man Pays Fine for Intoxi
cation. From a roll of $100 Arthur Dorset
of Jamaica paid in the municipal court
yesterday afternoon $42.80 as a penal
ly ror naving attempted to reduce th
high cost of living in a manner and
by a method not in accordance with
the law. Of the amount paid $25 was hi
the nature of a fine and $18.70 wers
taxed as costs.
It appeared from the evidence that
Dorset had been engaged by Edward
Rawson to dig from mother earth that
almost priceless article of food knowa
iu less expensive days as Murphies.
For this labor Dorset was to receive,
and it is claimed did receive, $2 a day.
Nothing was said, it was claimed,
about allowing him to select from th
fruits of his labor with the potato dig
ger the largest and most symmetrical
of the spuds and reserve them for bia
own use.
As it panned out, he reserved sis
bushels, or thereabouts, but was de
tected and his employer confronted him
with the facts. Dorset paid Rawson for
the potatoes which he had. segregated,
the amount being around $25 it ia un
derstood and he supposed the matter
was ended until he was arrested. On
his way to Brattleboro to appear in
court he drew from the Jamaica Sav
ings bank $100 that he might be pre
pared for an emergency. The amount
required by Judge Frank E. Barber
brought the expense of the potatoes
up to more than $10 a bushel.
Frank Edwards of Brattleboro, who
is employed in Halifax, also appeared
before the court yesterday afternoon.
He was charged with breach of th
pence in me town of Halifax, resident
thereof claiming to the state 'e officials
that Edwards and others had been
making Sundays hideous with brawls.
Edwards claimed that the only thing
he did Sunday that might have di
turbed the peace of Halifax wus to go
to church there, but the court inclined
enough against his version to assess
him $15 with costs of $13.80. Edwards
arranged to pay.
Paul Hosley of Halifax pleaded
guilty to h charge of intoxication, said
to have been one of the several cases of
the Sunday epidemic caused by Shel
burne Falls firewater, and he arranged
for the payment of a fine of $5 and at
tendant costs.
COL. J.P.BRADLEY
NOT A CANDIDATE
Declines to Run for the Position of Commander-in-Chief
of th
Grand Army. ,-:
ROSTON, Nov. 16. Col. J. Pajrsoa ;
Bradley of this city today announced
the withdrawal of his candidacy for
eommander-in-chief of the Grand Army
of Republic. His name had been - put
out forward by New England veterans
at the last annual encampment at Kan
sas City as their choice for the post
next year. In a statement explaining
his withdrawal Col. Bradley said that
as the national encampment would be
held in this city he thought it unfair
to ask delegates to vote for a Massa
chusetts man for the highest office i
the order.
PERSONAL.
Thomas Lynch is ill in his home on
Elliot street.
N. D. Clawson and A. V. D. Piper
are spending several days in Newfane
hunting deer.
Mrs. S. W. Ilescock and dano-ht-
Isaphine, of Greenfield have returned
Home, aner a wees s visit .with her
mother, Mrs. J. M. Alger of Reed etreet.
Mrs. W. F. Mixer of Western avenu
has returned from Readsboro, where
she had spent a week with her cousin,
Mrs. L. D. Blanehard. Mrs, Blanchard
recently underwent a serious operation.
Eloise Twiss, daughter of . Mr. and
Mrs. F. C. Twiss of 9 Harris place, ob
served her third birthday anniversary
in her home yesterday. She enjoyed
birthday cake with three candles,
which was cut for supper.
IS COURT CASE NOW.
Negligent Shooter Who Caused Death
Held to Appear in March. .
RUMFORD, Me., Nov. 16. Harry
Marston of Mexico, Me., was held for
the March term of the supreme eotrr
today on a charge of negligently ehoot
ing and killing Clarence Campbell of
Rumford. .. :
FOR JAMAICA MAN
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