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, VOL.8. NO. 160. BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER ' MO. - THREE CENTS APPEALS TO PRESIDENT Mrs. MacSwiney Asks Wil son to Prevent Outrage on Civilization LORD MAYOR HAS BAD NIGHT Still Conscious, But so Weak He Can Speak Only In Gasps His Face ' More Shrunken . Wife Would Set Wilson Against England. LONDON, Sept. 4. Mrs. Terence MacSViney lias cabled President Wil son an appeal in behalf of her husband, the lord mayor of Cork. She asks Pres ident Wilson to use his "influence with the English government to prevent the perpetration of an outrage on civiliza tion." The lord mayor spent a bad night and this morning was pale and suffer ing from complete exhaustion. lie was able to speak only in gasps. Ilia brow was heavily wrinkled and his face considerably more shrunken. He was still conscious, however. FAST FLIGHT AT GREENFIELD. Tilot Blodgett Covers 32 Miles in 25 Minutes. GREENFIELD, Mass., Sept. 4. Pi lot Clarence Blodgett and J. T. Seller took an aerial flight and went to Worthington Thursday evening and re turned yesterday morning. They made the trip in 25 minutes, a distance of 12 miles, und yesterdav M!r. Blodgett went to East Jaffrev, N. II. Capt. II. C. Stick ney of Bellows Falls, Vt., has been here throughout the week with another plane and will remain here giving aerial exhibitions until Sunday night when he will leave for" Burlington, Vt. GOV. COOLIDGE AT WEDDING. Miss Mullen Becomes Bride of Colonel Logan War Veteran. WALTIIAM, Mass., Sept. 4. Miss Cecilia Frances Mullin of this city was married today to Col. Edward L. Lo gan, commander of the 101st Infantry overseas, past state commander of the American Legion and judge of the South Boston district court. The wed ding took place at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church in presence of several hundred guests, including Gov. Cool idge and associates of Colonel Logan in the Yankee division. Colonel and Mrs. Logan will spend their honeymoon in France. You can fool most of the people most of the time except wives, You've tried ike rest Now tru the BEST- .... .- f Fenton's Mens Shop WANTED Women to Iron L - Clean, pleasant work Good pay The Custom Laundry 102 Elliot" St. ; 'Phone 222 RAILWAY EXECUTIVES ASK PROTECTION Claim -an Organized Campaign of Sabotage By Strikers Two Engines Stolen. CHICAGO, Sept, 4. Railroad execu tives here today announced they had ap pealed to District Attorney Kline to stop "uu organized campaign of sabo tage" by railroad strikers. Engines are being stolen almost nightly and turned loose to run wild through the yards. Strikebreakers are being beaten and re cently one was killed, the rail chiefs charge. Nearly a score of railway men have been beaten in the last ten days officials said, while since Monday two i at.,1 a ft-mVlif train have been stolen and turned loose in the yard.' FAST TRIP ACROSS ATLANTIC. The Aquitania Beats the Olympic in Race to Cherbourg. CHERBOURG, France, Sept. 4. The Cunard liner Aquitania, which left New York on Aug. 28, arrived here yesterday making the voyage in 5 days, 17 hours and 27 minutes. The record for the east ern trip from New York to this port is 5 days and 17 hours. The White Star Olympic, which left New York at the same time as the Aquitania, was ex pected to reach here today. Passengers on the two ships considered the voyage a race and heavy wagers were laid. Prince Carol of Rumania backed the Aquitania. ENGINE DIES 10,000 FEET UP. Flier, With Two Aboard, Volplanes Miles to Safety. RENO. Sent. 4 Caught with 13 an empty gasolene tank 10,000 feet above Washoe lake, Daniel Davison, California aviator, John Woolley, Oakland business man, and James McKay of Reno were orced to volplane 1!) miles to the Wheeler ranch, south of Reno, late yesterday. Landing was made without injury and the machine was brought to Reno today. Davison said the gasolene became ex hausted when lighting a windstorm. GOVERNORS PUT OFF MEET. Conference Postponed on Account of Campaign Work. . AUGUSTA, Me.,. Sept. 4. Governor Milliken announced last night that the annual governor's conference, which was scheduled to open here on Sept. 13, had been postponed until later in the year be cause so main- members of the conference were engaged in campaign work. He said it was probable that the con ference would be held in Pennsylvania the latter part of November or the first of December. NEW KIND OF PROFITEER. Newark Police Hunting for Landlord With Nothing to Rent. NEWARK, N. J., Sept. 4. Police here today were on the lookout for a new kind of rent profiteer, the kind who ac cepts deposits but have nothing to rent. Scores of anxious would-be tenants, com plained to the authorities that they had made deposits, ranging from $10 to $20, to a man who strutted around in com plete apartment posing as the landlord. THE WEATHER. Fair Tonight and Sunday Little Change in Temperature. WASHINGTON, Sept. 4. The weather forecast: Fair tonight and Sunday. Little change in temperature. Light variable winds. Centre Congregational Church Rev. Herbert P. Woodin, D. D., Pastor. m j: axu Sunday, Sept. 5. 10.30 a.m. Subject of sermon, Demon strators Wanted. 11.43 a.m. Observance of the -Lord's Supper. 12.00 m. Sundav school. Christian Science Church First Church of Christ, Scientist. Sunday services at 10.45 a. m. Subject, Man. Sunday evening service at 7.30. Wednesday evening testimonial meeting at 7.4-V Reading room open daily, ex cept Sundays and legal holidays, from 3 to ; o'clock. All are welcome. Em erson building, Elliot street. . ATTEMPT TO BURN STRIKE BREAKERS Depot of Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co. Fired by Incendiaries 200 SLEEPING MEN IN BUILDING Strike Breakers Assisted In Saving Trolley Cars From Destruction Six wrong, but because the pai n and an Additional Surface Lines In OperaJSuih of mind that has come to my tion Today More Strikers Return. NEW YORK, Sept. 4. Two hundred sleeping strike breakers in the Ridge wood dcjKt of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co. were imperilled early today by fire of supposedly incendiary origin which entailed a loss of $10,000. The trolley cars were destroyed and three others badly damaged. The strike breakers, who were nu-ako-nod vn .... . t - . . 'criticism came from within the Repub niter the tiro win Hisrovprpt nciKtn.1i.. . . .v.v., in saving many cars,. Six additional surface lines making a total of 2" were in use today and offi cials announce that 200 more strikers had-returned to work. ABANDON GENERAL STRIKE. Demands of Building Trades Workers of New York Granted. NEW YORK, Sept. ..-Indefinite IKstponement of a general strike of workers in the building trades Carpen ters, bricklayers, plasterers, electrical' men, house wreckers, laborers and sta tionary engineers and iiremen was agreed upon last night at a special meet ing of the .' several unions' l'opresentar tives. D. D. Glenday, general secretary of the International Carpenters union, said it would not . be necessary for any .more men to go out. "The painters and plunders are get-! ting what they wanted," he added, "and a settlement of the strike is only a mat ter of a few days. Seventy-five per cent of the employers already have agreed to the demands." Leaders of the electrical workers de clared their men were "all set'' to strike in sympathy with the plumbers, but they were certain there would be no necessity for such action. The striking plumbers announced 3J0 employers had granted their union's demands. Officials of the , painters' union said 12,000 of the strikers had gone back to work under a new wage scale of $10 daily instead of Alwut 23,000 van tnen are F-.ill on strike against the Van Owners association it was said, while 1,800 others employed by independent van owners, had returned to work at increased wages. STARTS COUNTER OFFENSIVE. Head of South Russian Anti-Bolshevists Making Progress. CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. ' 4 (Asso ciated Press.- General Wrnngel, head of the South Russian Ant i -Bolshevist gov ernment, has launched a successful coun-' ter-offensivc north of the Sea of Azov, according to despatches received here The Soviet forces have been driven out of towns in the region. First Baptist Church Rev. Clark T. Erownell, Pastor. Sunday, September 5. 10.30 a. m. rMorning worship. Sermon After the1 Crisis. "' Celebration of Lord's Supper. - '"" 11.45 a. m. Bible school. 7.30 p. m. Evening service. Subject, A Live Issue. Tuesday at 7.30 p. m. Christian En deavpr meeting. Friday at 7.30 p. nv. Regular church prayer meeting. . - Masonic Temple Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7J30"p. m. Regu lar meeting of "Bingham chapter, No. 30; O P. S. "An entertainment will fol low the" meeting. ' 4" -"t'.tm-l BAY STATE TRE AS. RESIGNS HIS OFFICE Burrell Declares Investigation Will Disclose That His Record is , Absolutely Clean. BOSTON, Sept. 4. Governor Cool idge received the resignation of State treasurer Fred J. Burrell in the morn ing mail today, lie immediately called a special session of the executive coun cil to take action on the appointment of a successor. The governor was said to have selected a man for the place and was expected to submit the ap pointment for approval at the meeting. Relatives said today that Mr. Burrell had left the city on a vacation trip. In a statement Burrell said time would demonstrate that his conduct of the office was without -'reproach; ' He asked his "friends and well wishers" not to vote for his renomination at the state primaries next Tuesday. Burrell 's statement declared he re signed as treasurer and receiver gen- leral "not because I did anvthinsr family by the unwarranted attacks upon me has grieved me and rather than cause them any further pain, I am sacrificing myself." Burrell 's resignation " is the 'climax of a situation which has overshadowed all other issues in . Republican state politics. When it became known sev eral weeks ago that Burrell had solicit ed advertising for an agency which he conducted from banks in which state money was deposited, the severest . T)),rrv on whnsp tinker h was Pi elected last November. BOLSHEVIK! MENACE GEORGIA. Persian Reds, Turks, and Kurds Are Marching on Armenia. FARIS, Sept. 4. Ten thousand Bolshe vik troops are marching from Persia on Georgia, according to a Tirlis despatch to the East Express Telegraph agency under date of Sept. 1. The Persian Bol sheviki also are menacing Armenia. Russia Soviet commissaries command these troops, the despatch says, with for mer officers of the Bolshevik army, Turks and Kurds are joining their ranks as they advance. NEW RECORD BY THOMSON. Former Dartmouth Star Wins Hurdles ia Contest at London. LONDON. Sept. 4 Earl Thomson, former Dartmouth , star, competing for ! England in today's track games between American and English Olympic athletes, made a new world's record for turf in the 120-yard hurdles. His time was 14 4-5 seconds. ' HOUSE FOR KEENE LEGION POST. City Appropriates $25,000 to Purchase Clubhouse for Veterans. KEENE, N. II., Sept. 4. The sum of $25,000 has been voted by the city for the use of Gordon-BLssell post, Ameri can Legion, for the purchase of club rooms. The post is at present occupy ing quarters in the house at 43 West street. Commander Charles S. Walker of the post believe that their present quar ters will be bought. " KERR'S BILL DISMISSED. Court Will Not Restrict Campaign Ex penditures of Rival. BOSTON, Sept. 4. A bill in equity brought by Fred N. Kerr of Winchester, a candidate for the nomination for state treasurer on the Republican ticket,' to re- strain James Jacksoft and the members of his campaign committee from expend ing more than $1,500 in behalf of Mr. Jackson, candidate for the same nomina tion was today dismissed by Judge Sisk by agreement of counsel for Mr. Kerr. For the traveler the best guide is a check book. ' ' .'' Methodist Episcopal Church Rev. R. A. Nunn, Minister. 1 1 F77 .:r;vi::i,r7:s-J..sia 4 1 if i- J - 'JiiiM'ii Labor Sunday, Sspt. 5. 10.30 a. m. Morning worship. Ser mon by pastor. Holy commun ion. 12.00 m. Sunday school. 7.30 p! m. Evening worship. Wednesday, Sept. 8. Attainers pic nic at Sargent s pond,- West Brattle Soro. Members of class are asked to take the G' p. m. carf Friday, Sept. 10, 7.30 p. m. Regular week-night service. T Two Gunmen Get $40,000 Haul on West 53d Street BEAT PROPRIETOR INTO INSENSIBILITY Backed Him to the Wall and Pounded Him With Revolvers Assault, Rob bery and Escape All Accomplished in 10 Minutes. ' ' NEW YORK, Sept. 4. Forty thousand dollars, including a $10,000 bill and more than $20,000 in jewelry, was stolen in a I ten-minute daylight robbery by two gun- men who beat Philip S. Smith, a wealthy merchant, into insensibility in his office here today. The bandits entered Smith's establish ment in West 53d street, just around the corner from Broadway, backed him against the wall, beat him with their revolvers, ransacked the place, and es caped in record time. JOHNSON SUES MOSHER ESTATE Putney Man Seeks $3,000 for Personal Injuries Similar Suit Brought Against Tripp Pending. A second suit for $3,000 growing out of an automobile accident north of Putney Feb. 20, 1915), was filed in the county clerk's office this morning through the law office of Barber, Barber & Miller. It is a suit brought by George II. Johnson of Putney against the Kenneth E. Mosher estate of Brattleboro. A similar fuit was brought against Arthur L. Tripp last year, as Mr. Tripp formerly employed by Mr. Mosher, was driving the automobile. That suit is pending.; Mr. Johnson alleges that while he was riding on a load of hay about a mile and a half north of Putney village the defend ant's automobile was driven along the road recklessly, the engine racing, which frightened the horses, causing Mr. Johnson to be thrown off. He says the automobile ran into him and pushed him along the road, breaking four ribs and causing other injuries. Hesays he has paid out $500 because of his injuries. SUES GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE. New Hampshire Woman Wants Balm for Alienation of Affections. MANCHESTER, N. H., Sept. 4. A. $50,000 alienation of affections suit has been brought by Mrs. Obadiah Morrill, widow of the late Obadiah Morrill of Concord, against Attorney Allan Hollis of that city, and Arthur P. Morrill, can didate for governor in New Hampshire.' 1 The widow, in her suit, alleges that the defendant alienated the affections of her husband, also that she suffered damages through the institution of a suit in equity against her to recover certain, property deeded to her by her late husband. Papers in the suit are in the hands of Sheriff John T. O'Dowd of llillsboro county for service. LESS EXAGGERATION NOW. Advertisemeats Contain More Truth Than Formerly. CHICAGO, Sept. ,4 That exaggeration of statements in advertisements has been reduced 75 4cr cent in the last fifteen years was shown by statistics presented to the Associated Advertising clubs of the world at a meeting held last night in Ch icago. Representatives of thirty bureaus for better business were present -at the ses sion. These bureaus, located in the big cities of the country, keep an eye on '"'ads' and endeavor to protect the legiti mate advertiser from the man who mis uses the columns of dailjes or periodi cals. Red MenV.Hall Tuesday, Sept. 7. 8 o'clock Regular meeting of Brattleboro camp, 72S7, M. W. A. The hot weather is over and camp will start oflt with a large class adoption. Neighbors, put over other matters and come out and help give the new boys a good send-off. NO PAPER MONDAY, SEPT. 6 The regular edition of .The Re former will be suspended Mon day, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. All news of the hol iday will be found in the issue of . Sept. 7. ' .- -. BIG DAY UGH ROBBERY IN N. Y BENEFIT TOMORROW FOR CAPT. KENNEDY Keene and Bratteboro to Play on Fair Grounds in Behalf of Injured Leader of Local Team. ; Tomorrow's game with Keene on the valley fair grounds will take thd form of a benefit for Capt. John J. Kennedy of the Athletics;, " wh,o was injured wlien fhese two teams met last week at Keene. i The game has been advertised in Keene as a benefit and a large number of the fans of that place are planning to attend to support the proposition. The game is set for 3 o'clock. It is hoped that the local fans will turn out strongly to support this worthy cause, for it is impossible to tell at pres ent just how soon Capt. Kennedy will be able to work again. He has w&rked hard all the season to keep the team a winner and should receive the ' unreserved sup port of eveyrone. . , Aside from this feature, the game it self should be a hummer, as each team has won one game. On Labor day afternoon the Athletics will meet the Massasoits of Springfield, Mass., touted as one of the strongest teams in- that city. Johnson will pitch for the local aggregation, and this fact alone spells trouble for the visitors. ' Everyone up for the benefit .tomorrow and make it a big testimonial to a real ball player! WOMEN URGED TO ATTEND TONIGHT Educational Meeting Relative to Vot. ing to Be Held in Festival Hall t Attorney Maurice to Speak. Every woman in Brattleboro is urged to attend the educational meeting to night, at Festival hall, when Attorney r T Manriee will erive full explana tion of the voting processes which will ... rr..-J be used at tne primary eiecnon iu Aav Sent. 14. which will determine the candidates to be nominated for state and county officers by the Republican and Democratic parties. The meeting will be strictly non-partisan and has been arranged' solely for the benefit of women voters, many of whom have ex pressed a desire for information regard ing the balloting system. " ' Tho numher of women reeistrahts is growing daily. Additiona At the office of Town Clerk C. S. Hopkins yesterday totaled more tnan u. a large mtrewe fpd tonight " when an oppor tunity will be given to any women of voting age to register ana tase me freeman 's oath. The opinion was ex pressed bv several men voters this morning that 1,000 or more women would cast their ballots in the primary election Here fc-ept. n. THINK DUFFY IN BRUSSELS. Given Three Days to Return and Close " ' Affairs in France. LONDON. Sept. 4 George Gavan Duffy, who bears the title of Irish am bassador to France and who was yester day given 24 hours in which to leave that country by the rencn govern ment, is believed to be in Brussels, says the Daily Mail. The London Times says he has been given three lays of grace in which he may return to Taris and adiust his affairs. 'Duffy was the solicitor for the de fense chosen by Sir. Roger Casement during the latter 's trial on a charge of treason in the Bow street police court in 191G," says the Mail. TAKE FURS FROM WINDOWS. Four Men Charged With Larceny from Boston Department Store. BOSTON, Sept. 4. Larceny of $10,000 worth of furs in the windows of the Gil christ Co.'s department store was charged today against four men. It was alleged that Julius liernce and James Calhoun, window dressers, took the furs from figures and placed them in boxes which were delivered to two other men, James Moore and James F. Walsh. LYSANDER CARROLL DEAD. Head of New Hampshire Department of Labor Five Years. CONCORD, N.' II., Sept. 4. Announce ment. was made today of the. death late yesterday of Lysander H. Carroll, head of the New Hampshire department of labor from 180!) to 15)04. He was post master hereunder President Hayes. Is Mars Lifeless? The "canals" of Mars are to be rele gated to the limbo of exploded ideas. f Certain' astronomers todays are of the opinion that they are mere irregularities of the planet's surface. V- ; ''- 1 ' As for the 60-called "snow1 caps' at the Martian ; poles, it is suspected that they may be frozen carbonic acid. More likely that than frozen water, inasmuch as there is almost no moisture in what little atmosphere Mars possesses. " Water is the prime essential for the support of animal or plant life; Hence it is inconceivable that either can exist on Mars, which must be nearly as dry as the moon. If that planet ever had in habitants, the last of them must hate died of cold and hunger ages ago. Thus that it would be impossible to communi cate with them by wireless or other sig nals is manifest. A set of 'small dice supposed to have Jbeen cut from the molar teeth of a .no torious .trench criminal and professional gambler, who died by the guillotine, to gether with a dice-box made from a toughened piece of his skin, was one of the . curiosities disposed of by a Paris ' curio dealer. . . HANGS HERSELF IN SUGAR HOUSE . 1 , . Mrs. Harry Ward, Vilming ton Woman, Had Been in 111 Health BODY. FOUND BY HER HUSBAND 4 . Daughter of Everett Stanley Had Buf fered from Nervous Trouble and . Re turned Wednesday Night from Bos ton, Where She Was Treated. (Special to The Reformer.) WILMINGTON, Sept. 4. Mrs. Harry Ward, 26, committed sui cide yesterday afternoon by hanging in the sugar house owned by - her father, Everett Stanley. : Her body; was found by her husband about 6.30 o'clock last night. r ' . ' , 3Irs. Ward had been Buffering from a nervous trouble several months and had been in Boston for treatment." She re turned -home Wednesday night. Th funeral .will be held Monday after noon at 1 o'clock at the bouse and the burial will take place in Mountain View cemetery. - ' . " RECEPTION TO NEW AUSTINE PRINCIPAL Over 100 Meet Mr. and Mrs. Weaver and Children at;Austine Institu tion Refreshments Served. Something over 100 persons called at the Austine Institution between 8 and 9 o'clock last evening to meet the new prin cipal, James A. Weaver, who with Mrs. Weaver and their two children recently came from Philadelphia to become head of the local school, succeeding Miss Helen Throckmortorj, resigned. The lower floor of the institution was thrown open to the visitors, who were introduced to Princi pal and Mrs. Weaver by President Henry R. Brown and Mrs. Brown. Also in the receiving line were Dr. and Mrs, W. H. Lane, Richard C. Avcrill and Mrs. S. E. Lawton. ! Refreshments were served under the direction of Miss Martha Walp, matron, who was assisted by Misses- Elizabeth Crnae, Dorothy Pratt, Jane Daley, Edna Putnam and Madelaine Weaver. MAY ACT ON PROHIBITION. Connecticut Legislatuf e Called in Spe cial . Session Sept. 14. HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 4. Prohi bition advocates, members of ; various dry organizations, probably 'will try- to have the Connecticut general assembly in special session Sept. 14 act upon the federal prohibition amendment, The session is called to - 'change , statutes ' which, at present hamper the registra tion of women as voters. Members have sugegsted efforts to have the suf frage amendment ratified, to make elec tion day a legal holiday -and to act upon trolley-jitney problems. - In, the last mentioned instance the . Connecti cut company said " it will not ask for legislation. MORE PAY FOR. 75,000 NAVY MEN. Secretary Daniels Says Increase Will Be Made This Month. WASHINGTON, Sept. 4.-A new wage schedule affecting alouf 75,000 na vy employes probably will be put into effect on the first pay day after Sept. 13. Secretary Daniel announced today thatx he had completed his review of the find ings of the navy yard wage board and that the increases approved would be ready for application during the present month. Opening' Attraction f r t - ? At the ... , Auditorium i f OLIVER MOROSCO Will Present the Dramatic Novelty of the Decade Richard ; Walton Tully's "The Bird of Paradise"