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3 s W VOL.8. NO. 124. Bit ATTLEBOR O, VERMONT, SATURDAY EVENING: JULY 24, i92o:v ; TWO GENTS FIFTH CUP RACE NORTHAMPTON PAYS COOLIDGE'S EXPENSES MORE EVIDENCE BROOKS-AUSTIN SHOWS. Ht. i I WEDDING TODAY MAKE BRIi SAFE DR. EDW. I LYNCH THOMPSON 0 IS 0 TPONED Too Heavy Weather for Contenders Reported ' Just Before Start RESOLUTE EASY WINNER FRIDAY Made Fastest Time cf Series Decid Ing Contest Set for Monday Ob servers Think Skippers Are Afraid of Wreck. SANDY HOOK, X. J., July 2I.-TW fifth international cup race, upon which hangs the fate of the America's cup, was today declared off by the regatta com mittee. The reason given was the heavy weather. As the yachts started hack to the shelter of the hook the regatta com mittee signaled that the next race would be hehl Monday. The first hint that the race had been postponed came when the Shamrock and Hesolute were three miles northwest of the starting point and were heading in the direction of Sandy Hook with a 1.1 to 18 knot breeze blowing. Observers ashore inferred that the skippers did not care to take a chance of being wrecked iu a heavy sea. Defender Resolute tossed her six-minute and 40 second tip over board yester- (Continued on Fage 8.) Centre Congregational Church Rev. Herbert P. Wcodin, D. D., Pastor. Sunday, July 25. 1.30 a. m. Subject of sermon, The Heavens Declare the Glory of God. 12.00 m. Sunday school. Universalist Church Rev. D. E. Trout, Pastor. Last Service Before Vacation. Sundayi July 25. 10.30 Jl. in. Divinp wnmtiin ' Kurmnn theme, Man Made in the Image! of God. 11.45 a. m. Sunday school. 3.00 p. m. At Guilford Center, a serv ice of worship. Odd Fellows Temple The past noble grands will hold their picnic July 31. Details will be announced later. t : a -. 0! f ' rT 1 '1 :M - I v , i& 1 It,. .-jam -.-.-SjtWtRmt&hX.,. ' . -JOSS It U .r ,.,1, , , mimmmmmmm 111 iiiriHiiiili'iiil L..ZIZZZ:zl!, r Great Fire, Smoke and ; Water Sale Will continue till the entire stock -tht was damaged by fire, smoke and water is disposed of. Going to sell it all out and put in entire new stocks. The E. J. Fenton Store BRATTLEBORO City Appropriates $1,000 to dover Cost of Notification Next . , Tuesday, NORTHAMPTON", July 24. Tlii city, the home of Oovernor Coolidge, will take care of all the expenses inci dent to the ceremonies of notification on Tuesday next of his nomination . for the vice presidency by the Republican party. At a meeting of the Coolidge. home committee last night Homer C. Bliss announced that the city had ap propriated $1,000 and that ;j;ene,roiii contributions from citizens would make unnecessary anv financial aid from the Republican national committee. Sub-committees reported the arrange ment of details for the notification. The ceremonies will begin at three o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, on Allen Field, a part of the Smith college grounds. In cae of rain they will be transferred to John M. Greene hall, one of the col lege buildings. Pres. Emeritus L,. Clark Seelye of Smith college will preside and Gov ernor Morrow of Kentucky will deliver the notification address. Mayor Mich ael J. Fitzgerald will give an address of welcome and nnisrc will be furnished by three bands. The Smith college chimes will be -plnyed by "W. J. Short. To care for the heavy traflie expected through the influx of thousands of vis itors, local pfflice will be assisted by 40 officers from Springfield, Holyoke, Kasthamptnn and the state police. All will be under the direction of Chief G. Y. Gilbert of this city. The oomjnittee on platform arrange ments announced that there would be few chairs on the platform. On the field there' will be seats only for the bands and press representatives. The participants in the ceremonies will proceed from Governor Coolidge'a home on Massasoit street through Har rison avenue. Dryads Green and Ken sington avenue to Allen Field. The street already has been elaborately dec orated. Churches and other build ings will be opened for rest and lunch rooms and first aid stations will be pro Tided. CLOUDBURST AT HORNELL. Miles of Railroad Track Washed Out Crops Destroyed. HORNELL, N. Y., July 24. Thousands of dollars' damage has been done, miles of railroad track were washed out, and a large section of this city was Hooded by a cloudburst last night following an all night storm of terriflie proportions. Hail destroyed crops for miles around. The main line of the Erie railroad was torn up on both sides of the city and many streets in the northern part of the city were flooded. Red Men s Hall Dance Saturday night. Methodist Episcopal Church Rev. R. A, Nunn, Pastor A - .-COO'- . -ftJ&ry-jJq 4 Sunday, July 25. The pastor has returned from his va cation spent in Montreal, northern New York and the Thousand Islands. 10.30 a. m. Sermon. 12.00 m. Sunday school. 7.30 p. m. Sermon. Friday, 7.30 p. m. Regular prayer meeting. AGAINST PETTIBONE State Unable to Finish Case Owing to Lengthy Arguments HIS CONFESSIONS ARE ADMITTED Declares He Felt no Guilt While Ad ministering Poison Had Strychnine In His. Possession Several Days Be fore Murder. MANCHESTER, July 24. .The trial of Byron M. Pettibone for the murder of his wife at Bennington on April 6 entered its sixth day today with' the jirosecution still presenting eyidence in an attempt to establish that the de fendant killed Mrs. Pettibone bv ad ministering poison in a dose of salts. The state had expected to conclude its case before now, but arguments be tween opposing attorneys over the ad missibility as evidence of confessions and statements alleged to have been made by Pettibone consumed an unex pected amount of time. The confes sions finally were admitted yesterday by the court. The alleged confession of Byron Mat tison Pettibone of the murder of his wife on the night of April fi, when he is said to have administered a fatal dose of strychnine sulphate, was read to the jury in -county court here just Wfore the close of court yesterday afternoon. The con fession, which is one of two that Judge. Stanley C, Wilson has said that he would (Continued on Page 4.) NEW PITCHER FOR RED SOX. Get the Giant "Al" Clayton of Day ton, O. A Locale Wonder. BOSTON July 24. "Al" Clayton of Dayton, O., who is six feet seven inches in height and weighs 213 pounds, has been added to the lied Sox pitch ing staff. Manager Barrow received word today that the young giant who has been playing with a semi-professional team in his home city had been sifrned un and would renort to the Iios-H ton Americans at Cleveland next Wednesday. Clayton is 21 years old and has not lost a game in two years, it is reported. His most recent accom plishment was the winning of four games in one week. In a throwing match a short time ago Clayton hurled a baseball 397 feet. THE WEATHER. Showers Tonight and Cooler in Vermont and New Hampshire Fair Sunday. WASHINGTON, July 24. The weather forecast: Showers tonight. Cooler in New Hampshire and Vermont. Sunday fair. Warmer on the east Maine coast. Moderate to fresh southwest to west winds. First Baptist Church I Rev. Clark T. BrownelL Pastor. " Sunday, July 25. 10.30 a. m. Morning worship. Sermon, The Christian's Inducements. 11.45 a. m. Bible school. 7.3 1) p. m. Social worship. Subject, Everyone 's Duty. 4.00 p. m. A group of men will par ticipate in service at Townshend. Friday, nt 7.30 Regular church pray er meeting. 1 Christian Science Church First Church of Christ, ' Scientist, Sunday services at 10.45 a. m. Sub- 1 jeer, Truth. Wednesday evening - tes-1 timonial meeting at 7.45. Readinei room 4 open daibj, except Sundays, and legal holidays, from 3 to 5 o'clock". All are welcome.' Emerson building,": Elliot street. 1:" .-i . , . ,m .H- '.yrl-:'t--c . ' .'i - - ' 1--if '. tt - I , 1 ' T' K ' ? ii ii ' - to- I u'; ' r 4- .'l" ' ;; z - J. t , li . n . JM ft I -. r- u I JJ(Av. iyJ.l.' Ceremony m St. Michael's Catholic Church at 8 O'clock Couple Will Live at 1 Hortbn Place. lhe wedding of Mffs Mary Elizabeth Austin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Austin of 83 South Mam street, and Her mon Vivian Brooks, son of Delia Brooks of 54 Canal street, took place this morn ing at 8 6 clock in St. Mt.chael's Roman tatholic church. Lev. James P. Band officiated, saying nuptial mass. The church was decorated with palms and ox-eve daisies and the altar decorations were of roses and sweet peas. The ushers were James A. Austin, brother of the bride, and Thomas A. Austin jr., her cousin. Mrs. Arthur P. Carpenter, church or ganist, rendered the Bridal March from l-iohengrin as the bridal party' entered the church, the bride and her sister, Miss Certrude M. Austin as bridesmaid, walk ing with their brother, James A. Austin. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, William Brooks, as best man, who entered the church from the side door and awaited them at the altar. The bride wore a beautiful gown of white sat in trimmed with embroidered roses and satin fringe. Her hat was of white lace straw. She carried a shower bouquet of white Sweetheart roses.. The bridesmaid's gown was of green chiffon over gold cloth, and she wore a maline hat of green, faced with pink. She carried an arm bouquet of Ophelia roses. Miss Katherine Den ning rendered Ave Maria and Mrs. Kath erine O'Connor Weeks sang O Salutaris as an offertory. As the wedding party left the church, Mrs. Carpenter played Men delssohn's wedding march. Immediately after the ceremony, a wed ding breakfast was served to the rela tives in the home of the bride's parents on South Main street. After a two weeks' wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Brooks will be at home at 1 ITorton Place, where they have furnished an apartment. Mrs. Brooks graduated from the Pa rochial school in 10OG and from the Brat tleboro high school in the class of 1910, being one of" the Austi.ie pme winners. For three years she was the stenographer in the Hooker. Corser & Mitchell overall factory, resigning to take a position with the law firm of IT. 0. and F. E. Barber. Dining the four years Herbert O. Bar ber was attorney-general she acted in the capacity of private secretary for Mr. Bar ber anil was the official stenographer dnr rg the taking of testimony in several of he murder cases prosecuted by the at-tornoy-vreneral. Since his retirement from office she has been emiil.-Ted by- the law f'tm of Barber, Barber 4" Miller. Brooks c.une to Brattlelioro from anon, X. II., about. 10 years ago. Mr. I.cb For the several vears he was etnijloved -bv Pure bred Live Stock Pales Co., of Brat tleboro. During the war he was stationed at Camp Devens. At present be is the Xew England representative of the Or ang; Jud 1 company of Springfield, Mass., publishers of agricultural papers. The out of town guests included Mr. and Mi-s. Martin Austin and children of ITackcTisack. X. J., Mrs. Martin Dunn and Miss Ellen Dunn of Bellows Falls, Mrs. Timothv Hayden of Danbury, Conn., Miss Marv Devine of Providence, B. T., Miss Gladys Goodhue of Lebanon, X. H. SINN FEINERS HOUSE BURNED AT DROMORE Police Shoot One Man Dead Before Crowd Would Disperse Kilmal loch Is Wrecked. DROMORE, County Down. Ireland. July 24. The situation here became se rious last evening following the outhrrnk of disorders Thursday night in which the house of a prominent Sinn Feiner was burned. When the police arrived on the scene they were unable to disperse the crowd by ordinary means and used their pistols, one man being shot dead. Whole Town Wrecked. LOXDOX, July 24. Kilmalloch, 10 miles south of Limerick, was wreck ed by the police last night, according to a des patch to the Evening Xews. Several per sons were injured. SOVIETS READY FOR ARMISTICE Instruct Commander to Begin Ne gotiations With Poland Immediately. LOXDOX, July 24. The Soviet gov ernment of Russia today notified Poland that the Soviet army commander had been ordered to begin immediately nego tiations for an armistice, it is announced in a wireless despatch from Moscow to day. Bolsheviki In Grodno. LOXDOX, July 24. Occupation of Orodno, 80 milea south, southwest of Vil na, in announced in the official statement on fighting operations received by wire- SPELLACY WILL NOT ACCEPT. Wants to Get Back to Hartford Instead of Into Navy Department. WASIIIXOTOV. .Tnlv 11 Thomas .T Spellaey of Hartford, who is understood to have been selected to succeed Franklin D. Roosevelt as assistant secretary of the navy when the latter retires next month to make the race as the Democratic vice- presidential candidate, said yesterday that he had not been nffprpd the nost. nnrl would not accept it if it were offered. "My only ambition js to get back to Hartford, Conn.," said Mr. Spellaey. Moleskin is not the skin of the mole. but a strong cotton fabric with a smooth4, BUYS HOSPITAL Association to Run West Brattleboro Insti- tution FINANCIAL SUCCESS BY MRS. MATHEWS Miss Beatrice J. Hamel to Become Matron Building Formerly Hotel, Converted Into Hospital in 1907 Several Ownership Changes. Dr. Edward R. Lynch has bought the Melrose hospital in West Brattleboro of Mrs. Helena D. Mathews and will take possession Monday. The hospital will be conducted under the name of the Mel rose Hospital association. The sale in cludes all the real estate, equipment and supplies. The hospital will continue to care for surgical, obstetrical, and medical cases. Miss Beatrice J. Ilamel, graduate of the Hart private hospital in Boston in 191(5, will assume the position as matron. Miss Hamel came to Brattleloro in 1017, substituting as district nurse at the Mu tual Aid association during that summer. She later returned to Boston, where she engaged in private nursing. For the past year she has had the position as surgical nurse and assistant to Dr. Lynch. Miss Frances Kelley, graduate nurse from the Montague City hospital, who has been doing private nursing in Springfield, Mass.. will take the position as head nurse. There will also be two other graduate nurses at "the hospital, together with student nurses. Mrs. Helena D. Mathews, who came here seven years ago to take the posi tion as night superintendent and after wards became superintendent of the hos pital, bought the building nearly four years ago of Miss Mary Scott of Vernon. The hospital was organized in lOOfi by the late Mrs. William Leys of Xew York and upon her death it became the prop- eriy 01 rue Kraitieooro lrust company. It was leased from the Trust company for a short time by Mrs. Mathews. Mrs. Mathews, who has managed the hospital in a tlwroughly efficient manner both professionally and financially, has no plans for the future beyond a long needed rest. The building formerly was used as a hotel, but it was opened as the Dr. E. R. Lynch hospital in 1007, Dr. Lynch moving a number of patients there from a house on Grove street which the business had outgrown. It was incorporated in 1013 as the Mel rose Hospital association, and passed through several changes of ownership be fore it came into the possession of Mrs. Mathews. FRESH AIR LIST CONTINUES TO GROW Places for Nearly 30 Found in Brattle boro and More Can Ee Placed if Funds Are Provided. Bv tonisrht 30 or more Xew York fresh air children will have been' provided for in Brattleboro, 23 already having been placed and accommodations having been promised for several others if finan cial aid is given for their board. Mrs. II. 'A. wood will accept applications and place j children up to tonight, but it is essential that a list of the homes in which the children are to be oared for should be for warded to the Xew York office not later than this evening or tomorrow. Mrs. Wood's telephone number is 01 -X. The children will come to Brattleboro Aug. 3 for two weeks. It is exp'ected also that others will be cared for in some of the near-by towns in the county. SELLS GRANULATED SUGAR AT 22 CENTS Big Shipment of Java Suga Knocks Prices Down In New Orleans.. XEW ORLEAXS, July 24. Granulated sugar for the first time in two months was beinc "extpnsivplv rotnilot of ?" cents a pound here todav.; One dealer announced- lie nad a large stock and would sell as high as 100 pounds to a customer. A Japanese liner arrived yesterday! irom Java wun m.uuu.uou pounds of raw sugar consigned to the American Sugar Refining Co. KEENE GAINS 1,142. Has Population of 11,201, According to Last Census. WASinXGTOX, July 24. Census re turns today included Keene, X. II., 11,201, merease 1,142, or 11.3 per cent. . FIRST CLASS Downstairs Furniture , ; For Sale , Just like new.; Come in and look it over L. R. MORRILL Home Street. (Near Oak Grove School) Engineer . Storrs Tells . Selectmen They , Need Have No Apprehension as to West Biver Structure, Engineer John W. "Storrs of Concord, X. II., consulting engineer for the towns of Brattleboro and Hinsdale in connec tion with the proposed new steel bridge across the Connecticut river here, was in town last night and a part of this fore noon in consultation with the selectmen. Engineer Storrs and Selectman A. D. Wyatt visited the covered wooden bridge across the mouth of West river this morning, and 'Mr. Storrs stated that for small expense the bridge could be made strong enough to sustain indefinitely the traflie to which it will be subjected. His plan is to tie the arches and truss work more firmly together, so as to effect a more even distribution of the load, to strengthen the floor, which can be dnoe best when the river is covered with ice, and to guy the arches to prevent further downstream movement. With this done Mr. Storrs says the se lectmen need have no apprehension that the bridge will go down. IMPROVEMENTS AT TOWN FARM PLANNED Electric Lights Contemplated Paint ing and Papering Home Prac-. tically Free from Vermin. . The selectmen and the overseer of the poor, Mrs. 'Fremont Hamilton, are plan ning important improvements at the town farm home. One notable change will be installation of electric lights if it is found that an electric circuit can be extended to the building. This will do away with the danger of fire from lamps in the hands of aged persons. Additional bathing and sanitary facilities will be installed. Xotwithstanding an assumption to the contrary by the secretary of the state board of charities and probation, the farm home is practically free from ver min, Mrs. Hamilton having given care ful and painstaking attention to their extermination. It is planned to give the interior of the home a thorough renova tion with fresh paint and paper. ADVANCE LIKELY ! IN MILK PRICE Meeting of Brattleboro Distributors Called for This Evening in Cham- her .of Commerce.. ' A tnoAfW nf'tha u ;i;r5WTa f milk about Brattleboro has been called ior crcuv'K tins evening m tnej" , ll" 1Jia-- Chamber of fWnere rooms to dis- tlehoro share $743,151.(12. ' . "' enss the question of what advance in e price of milk will be necessarv to eet an advance pronosed bv the "pro- th meet an advance proposed by the pro ducers. BOYS FIND PECK OF GOLD. Fished Bag of Gold Chains And Orna ments Out of River. TROVTDEXCE, July 24. The Taw catuck river yesterday gave up one peck of gold to Claude and Clinton Az arinarskie while fishing in the rear of the home of Tristram D. Babcock at Avondale. The catch, made in a grain bag. consisted of watch chains and or naments of 14-karat gold. The boys took- bag and contents to their home and patrolman Curtin was notified. The police believe the chains and lavalieres were stolen and that the the thief, fearing detection, threw the bag into the river. The boys are hoping for a reward, and if the owner of the valuables is not found they will ask that the bag of gold be returned to them. POILU ATTACKED IN BERLIN. French Make Official Inquiry Into Inci dent. PARIS, Jury 24. A French soldier was insulted and attacked by a crowd of Ger mans in Berlm and forced to take refuge in a hotel, according to despatches to the Paris newspapers from the German caoi- tal yesterday. An inquiry into the incident has been begun, the despatches say. COST OF Automobile Fire Insurance , CUT-IN HAL.F.-AND A;''r;v K DIVIDEND7' v of 20 per cent of the premium at end of policy period UNION MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY ' MONTPELIER; Inquire of any of the Brattleboro Dummerston Guilford . Halifax Marlboro Putney Vernon The P. The P. O Bellow Falls Grafton Rockingham Westminster Jamaica ' ' 0 R. E. Robinson Londonderry J. C. McAllister Newfane A. K. Sherman Windsor Williams A Loll Townshend Fred W- Watson EXPEND IRES Trustees Prepare State ment Covering Past Twenty Years PART OF SURPLUS used pAsf Year Amount Expended Outside of Brattle boro Relatively Small Total Amount Spent Here $693,840 Increasing Amount in Direct Aid. Tabulations shewing the expenditures of the share of the net income of the Thomas Thompson trust which is avail able for Brattleboro, covering substan tially those" for the year 1919-20, also for the year which ended May 31, 1919, and for the entire period nince the trust was established, have leen prepared by the trustees of the estate, and they reveal some interesting facts. . They show that for the j'ear 1919-1920' the expenses exceeded the income by ap proximately .$1,000 and that for the year which ended May 31, 1919, the Brattle boro share did not meet the expenses by more than .$3,000. By Brattleboro share is meant the share available for this sec- " tion, not strictly limited to the town of Brattleboro, hut even figured strictly on a town of Brattleboro basis the expendi tures exceeded the income by more than $600. The statement for the year which ended May 31, 1919, shows that the re serve fund was reduced to $7,204.79, be low which the trustees say the reserve ought not to go, and the trustees nat urally are concerned over' the litigation and attending expense in the effort to secure the removal from' office" of Trustee Richards M. Bradley. : . I The statement for "the '20 years 'since tne tunrt neeame available--shows that the Brattleboro expenditures have been C93.840.0.. Tbose outside "of BrnttTa. boro, but in the Brattleboro share, the trustees state have been only '$21,924:91 1" theJl-a" ahd l,h.e leP! barges have Of the $t93,840 spent 1 in Brattleboro $3'"l9f ''mt to the ; Memorial hospital lind lj8'2''0 beneficiaries in direct aid. jne amount spent in direct aid in tha year covered hv the 1920 renort. beini? 'or the year which ended May 31, 1919", was m addition to the amount spent in this connection for salaries arid expenses, and doctors and nurses, which brings the total ip to $16,16,7:03, as shown hi the subjoined 20-year 'tabula tion. This was a substantial increase In direct aid over any previous year. 1 ' Following are some tabulations and ex planatory matter compiled by the trus tees: ' Total expenses from the por tion of the Thompson trust available in Brattleboro for year ending May 31, 1919, $45,565.47 Expended in Brattleboro, ' " $42,558.90 Expended outside of Brattle boro, 3,006.57 Expended in Windham county, 2,741.57 expended in ermont outside - v vv v i v v ill iiv J of Windham county, Unclassified, 230.00 .35.00 The current available receipts from the trust during this period were only $41,958.57, and' the year's jfxpenses havii exceeded these receipts by $3,606.90". The Brattleboro expenses alone have ex ceeded these receipts by $600.33. The $3,606.90 expended in excess of current receipts has been drawn from a Yeservi fund now reduced to $7,204.79, which it 19 not desirable to , reduce beyond that . 1 '- . (Continued on Tage 5.) VERMONT - - following agents : H. E. Taylor & Soa Ins. Aey. O., Brattleboro ', . E. L. Walker Ins. Agcy'lne, Bellows Falls Whittneham Windham A. A. "Bafterfleld X B. CnapauA Wilmington in I L. W. Boyd ' ' f P. O., WlUn , Boyd- xorer WiUningtoa l - . ! ( . t u ri surface like the mole-skin. - Phone 664-W.