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VOL.8. NO. 124.
i92o:v ;
Too Heavy Weather for
Contenders Reported '
Just Before Start
Made Fastest Time cf Series Decid
Ing Contest Set for Monday Ob
servers Think Skippers Are Afraid of
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-
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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
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
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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
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
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
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
State Unable to Finish Case
Owing to Lengthy
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
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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.
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
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
Instruct Commander to Begin Ne
gotiations With Poland
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-
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,
Association to Run West
Brattleboro Insti-
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
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
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.
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.
Big Shipment of Java Suga Knocks
Prices Down In New
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
A Japanese liner arrived yesterday!
irom Java wun m.uuu.uou pounds of raw
sugar consigned to the American Sugar
Refining Co.
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.
Downstairs Furniture
, ; For Sale ,
Just like new.; Come in and look it over
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.
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.
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-
meet an advance proposed by the pro
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
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.
Automobile Fire Insurance
, CUT-IN HAL.F.-AND A;''r;v K
of 20 per cent of the premium at end of policy period
Inquire of any of the
. Halifax
P. O
Bellow Falls
Jamaica ' ' 0 R. E. Robinson
Londonderry J. C. McAllister
Newfane A. K. Sherman
Windsor Williams A Loll
Townshend Fred W- Watson
Trustees Prepare State
ment Covering Past
Twenty Years
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
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
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of Windham county,
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
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following agents :
H. E. Taylor & Soa Ins. Aey.
O., Brattleboro ', .
E. L. Walker Ins. Agcy'lne,
Bellows Falls
A. A. "Bafterfleld
X B. CnapauA
in I L. W. Boyd
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