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Co. ft a Ov IPoultrsXl161- BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT TUESDAY EVENING, I SEPTEMBER 7, 1920. THREE CENTS mi Ii 0 1 FIXED PRICES Federal Trade Commsision Makes Charges Against Implement Makers WOULD REOPEN ANTI-TRUST CASES Commission's Report Says Prices of Farm Implements Increased 73 Per Cent Between 1914 and 1918 Ex changed Price Lists. WASHINGTON", Sept. 7. Method al leged by the federal trade commission to have been used by manufacturers of faim implements to advance 'prices through "concerted action" are des cribed, it became known today, in a re port of tjie commission investigation which was authorized by the senate. The commission stated last night tliat it had recommended the opening of antitrust jmiceedings against the International Harvester Co., and the institution of couit proceedings against implement m;Cntifa(ituicr3 and deajers, who the commission asserted, have illegally in creased prices. It investigation, the trade commission declares, disclosed that between 1914 and 1918 prices of farm implements advanced 73 per cent. The report states that "price comparison meetings' -were held at which "advances in prices recently made or intended to be made were dis cussed." Tlve report further states that mem bers of manufacturers associations wade use of "frequent exchange of price lists by mail so that members cottld check up on each other's prices, terms and equip ments furnished", and that letters were sent "urging low-price members to in crease their prices". NURSE LOSES $180 AND POCKETBOOK Miss Blanche Boyd of Brooks House Thinks3 She Left it In Railroad Station in South Vernon. Miss Blanche Boyd, a professional nurse who has headquarters at the Brooks House, lost her purse containing about $180 Saturday, and it has not been recovered. She was in the railroad sta tion in South Vernon and thought she put the purse in her traveling bag before starting home by automobile, but when she arrived home the purse could not be found. It was not in the automobile and Manager George E. Shreman of the . Brooks House telephoned to the South Vernon station and a had a search made, but without result. if Tissue Weight Soft Hats Compare tKem s witk otkers qou k&ve seerv Fentons Hens Shop WANTED Women to Iron Clean, pleasant work Good pay The Custom Laundry 102 Elliot St. 'Phone 222 ' AVE MARIE CIRCLE OF CATHOLIC WOMEN Eranch of Daughters of Isabella Formed Here with Mrs. M. E. Kaine as Regent Charter Soon. . Ave Marie Circle, Daughters of Isa bella, took definite form Friday night, when 02 Catholic women signed the peti tion for a charter in a meeting in Knights of Columbus hall, Miss Minnie Boland of Worcester, Mass., state regent of Mas sachusetts, coming here to explain the work of the organization. Miss Boland will come here again in about three weeks to deliver the charter and assist in the work of initiation. ' The new organization is a charitable and fraternal society of Catholic women. It is an auxiliary to the Knights of Columbus. Followin? are the officers elected: Re gent, Mrs. M. E. Kaine; past regent, Mrs. Eleanor Donnelly; vice regent, Mrs. II. B. Hans; rec. sec, Miss Eleanor Austin; fin. sec, Miss Mary Danyew; cor. sec, Mrs. Charles "Goodwin; treas.. Miss Elizabeth Moran; monitor, Mrs. Thomas Guiheen; custodian, Mrs. Charles F. Mann; banner bearer, Mrs. John Gunn; inner guard, Miss Eleanor Baker; outer guard, Miss Mary E. Fenton; leader of degree team, Miss Katherine Denning; choir leader, Miss Olivette Buckley; choir pianist. Miss Genevieve Murphy; degree team pianist, Miss Marion Long; guides, Miss Florence Dube and Miss Irma Eatte; chancellor, Miss Rita Eckels; trustees, Mrs. Daniel F. Riley, Miss Margaret Fleming, Mrs. Patrick Ferri ter. ROBBERS BURN RAILROAD BONDS Destroyed $200,000 Worth Afraid to Dispose of Them Negro Makes Confession. NEW YORK, Sept. 7. Railroad bonds valued at? $200,000, reported lost in the mails from Milwaukee to New York a month ago, were burned here by thieves who stole them and were afraid to dis pose of them postoffice inspectors and the police announced today. According to a confession said to have been ob tained from Thaddeus Starkey, Negro, and brother-in-law of James Johnson, mail truck driver, both of whom are un der arrest, Johnson gave Starkey the bond package to take home. Later when both discovered it contained bonds shipped from Payne, Webber & Co.'s brokerage office in Milwaukee they be came frightened and burned them. BROOKLYN STRIKE IN CRITICAL STAGE Company Offers Men Returning Before Tomorrow Noon An In crease In Pay. NEW YORK, Sept. .7. The .strike of 11,000 employes of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co. entered the critical stage to day in the opinion of company officials. Unless the men return to work by to morrow noon they will forfeit their sen iority rights and other privileges in ac cordance with the ultimatum issued last week by Lindley M. Garrison, receiver for the company. The strikers voted last night to continue the strike until they had won their demands. Company officials maintained that some of the strikers were returning to their old positions. As a further induce ment to the men to return the company posted notices that all men returning lie fore tomorrow noon would receive a ten per cent increase in wages. WEDNESDAY Sept. 15th Is the Date of Richard Walton Tully's First Time in Brattleboro. A Great Attraction Positively one of the best ever booked at the Auditorium. TURNBULL'S Harlequin Brick Ice Cream Pints and Quarts Try It. It's Eight. The Park Drug Store 18 Main Street 'Phone 210 MOSES GIG FOR SENATORSHIP New Hampshire Primaries Participated In By Women MASSACHUSETTS HAS MANY CONTESTS Women Voting About One to Four Men Democrats Will Nominate Woman for State Auditor Spauld ing Fighting Moses. CONCORD, X. II., Sept. 7. The ef forts of Senator George Moses to obtain renomination from the Republicans of New Hampshire was of outstanding in terest in today's primary. Four Re publican and Democratic candidates for United States senator, congress and governor, the league of nations, suf frage and the tariff were issues in the pre-primary campaign waged by Mr. Moses and his opponent, Huntley N. Spaulding, formcr state food adminis trator. Women voted for the first time in tod-ay's primary and the prediction was made freely that the manner in which they cast their ballots would have a decided influence on the outcome of the contest between Senator Mioses and Mr. Spaulding. The Republican candidates for gov ernor were Albert O. Brown, chairman of the state tar commission, Windsor H. Goodnow of Kecne, X. II., a mem ber of the governor's council, and State Senator Arthur P. Morrill, The prohibition question was brought into the Democratic campaign by A. W. Noone, who entered the field for both the senatorial and gubernatorial nominations on a "wet" platform. lie wfcs opposed by Raynuond B. Stevens for the senatorial nomination and Charles E. Tilton for governor. Massachusetts Contests. BOSTON, Sept. 7. Massachusetts voters balloted today to select the state and congressional tickets that will be voted on at the November election. The primary was the first in this state In which women participated and they had registered in the approximate pro portion of one to every four registered men. One woman was assured of a place on the Democratic ticket, Mrs. Alice E. Cram of Boston being unop osed for the nomination for auditor. Lieutenant Governor Channing Cox was unopposed for the Republican nomina tion for governor. The Democratic candidates for the nomination were Richard H. Long, the party nominee in 1918 and 191!), and State Senator John J. Walsh. The unopopsed candidates for other places on the Democratic state ticket were: Lieutenant governor, Michael A. O'Leary; secretary of state, Charles If. McGlue; 'treasurer, Patrick Ahearn; auditor, Mrs. Alice E. Cram; attorney general, Michael L. Sullivan. The candidates for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor were Secretary of State Albert P. Langtry, Congressman Alvan T. Fuller, Speaker Joseph E. Warner of the state house of representatives, and Charles L. Burrill, who for five years was state treasurer, retiring last year. Five can didates sought the nomination for sec retary of state. They were: Frederick Cook, city clerk of Sonvrvie, James Harris, a member of the executive council, James Bean, a former state representative, Samuel George and Rus sell A. Wood. Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday, Sept. 8. Attainers pic nic at Sargent's pond, West Brattle boro. Members of class are asked to take the 6 p. m. car. Friday, Sept.' 10, 7.30 p. m. Regular week-night service. Red Mens Hall Tuesday, Sept. 7, 8 o'clock Regular meeting of Brattleboro camp, No. 72S7, M. W. A. The hot weather is over and camp will, start out with a large class adoption. Neighbors, put over other matters and come out and help give the new boys a good send off. There will be refreshments. Neighbors please bring cake or sandwiches. Forresters be in hall by 7 p. m. in uniform. Triumph lodge, Xo. 133, S. F. of A., will hold a regular meeting in Red Men's hall Wednesday evening, Sept. 8, at 8 o'clock. Thursday, Sept. 9, 8 p. m. Regular meeting of Pocahontas council, Xo. 4, D. of P. Election of degree master. All who are Interested please attend. Masonic Temple Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7.30 p. m. Regu lar meeting of Bingham chapter, X'o. 30, O E. S. An entertainment will fol low the meeting. Thursday. Sent. 9. Fort Dnmmer chapter, Xo. 12, R. A. M. Stated convo-! cation. . ' OUTDOOR WEDDING IN SOUTH VERNON Lester H. Jillson and Miss Olive Nich ols, Both of Dummerston, Married Family Reunion. Maple Dell farm, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jillson of South Vernon, waa the scene last evening of a pretty lawn wedding and the first reunion of the entire Jillson family since 1916, the occasion being the marriage of Lester H. Jillson and Miss Olive Nichols, lxth of Dummerston. . 1 Preceding the ceremony David Jillson of New York sang O Promise Me, ac companied at the organ by Mrs. David Jillson, who also played Mendelssohn's Wedding March. Four small nieces and two nephews of the bridegroom scat tered goldenrod and wild asters before the bridal party as they marched across the lawn to a birch arch, where the cer emony took place. The couple were attended by Miss Vi na E. Jillson, sister of the bridegroom, 'as bridesmaid, and Charles Nichols, brother of , the bride, as best man. The ceremony was performed by Bev. E. B. Cornell, pastor of the West Brattleboro Baptist church, a single ring service be ing used. The lawti was decorated by ropes of evergreen and goldenrod and lighted by Japanese lanterns. The bride wore a pretty dress of white embroidered voile and . carried , white chrysanthemums. . The bridesmaid wore ecru voile and carried wild yellow dais ies. After thft ceremony an informal recep tion waa held on the. lawn and theguests then assembled in the dining room, where the weddinq: cake was served. This was followed by a unique wedding surmer in the form' of i corn roast. Those present aside from the members of the Jillson family were Norris and Charles Nichols of Dummerston, broth ers of the bride; Mr.andMrs. James X. Bctterley, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Bet terlcy, Mr. and Mrs. IToIlis Goodell and Elmer Turner, all of Dummerston Hill; Mr and Mrs, Oeorae Washer and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Washer of West Brat tleboro. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh J. Better lev and Mr. and Mrs. Hevey of Boston, Miss Carrie Houghton . of Springfield, Mass., Miss Frieda BlumenWrg of Xew YorV.find Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dunklee of South Vernon., Cox Representative Vague as to Charges CHICAGO, Sept. 7- The sena torial committee investigating cam paign expenditures t "is not seeking the best evidence to prove Gov . ernor Cox's charges against the Re publican party Edmund H. Moore the governor's personal representa tive, told the committee on the stand today.. Governor Cox sent him to Chicago, Mr. Moore said, to "give the committee the list from whom the senators could get the information to support the governor's charges." He mentioned Harry M. Blair, first, as sistant to Fred TJpham, Republican national treasurer, and several other employes of TJpham's office. In answering Senator Kenyon's di rect question for names of men who knew about the Ohio fund Mr. Moore went into a long explanation of his understanding of the Republican campaign fund organization. He said it was headed by Colonel Thompson and had as state chairman men whom the Republican bulletin described as "of commanding influence." "I found that usually in Ohio these local chairmen were manufacturers," said Mr. Moore. The witness reit erated the charge that specific quo- V. tas were assessed against local com- munities and then said, "but these local organizations were largely scen ery." The real workers for funds were paid men, headed by Harry M. Blair, assistant to Mr. Upham. He said Blair had under him certain "divisional directors" in charge of , sections of the . country. "These are the professional money raisers," said Mr. Moore. A battalion of "moppers-up" is also a part of the Republican finance organization, ac cording to Mr. Moore. He said these men went in after the organization headed by Colonel Thompson had collected from "the cream list." TWO LOCAL BOYS TAKE NINE PRIZES Eugene Moran and Henry iLawton ' Make Fine Showing in Labor Day Track Meet at Rutland. Two Brattleboro boys, Eugene Moran and Henry Lawton," took' five first prizes and four 'second prizes in the track meet of the Central-Labor Union in Rutland yesterday v in -5 connection with the Rutland fair. Eugene Moran won first in. the junior 100-yard dash, (first in the junior 220-yard dash, first in high hurdles, - first in broad jump, second in senior 220-yard' dash and sec; ond in low hurdles. Henry Lawton won first in high jump, second in half mile run and second in pole vault. The two boys between them won" 37 points. Mi J Mjoran, Justin Moran' and Allen Brackett attended the meet. The boys report excellent treatment, piandsomo prizes, and- fine sportsmanship all around and are much pleased with the many courtesies extended them. . FIRE WIPES OUT TAVERN South Londonderry Hotel Destroyed This Morn ing Early FURNITURE AND FEW FIXTURES SAVED Fire Started from Unknown Cause in Third Story, in Hall Used by Fra ternal Organizations, Causing Loss of About $6,000. (Special to The Reformer.) SOUTH LONDONDERRY, Sept. 1. Hunt's Tavern, a well-known hostelry in this village, was burned to the ground early this morning, causing a loss of about S3,000, partly covered by insur ance. The cause of the fire is not known, but it started on the third floor, and wheis discovered it Mas burning most near a partition at the south end of the hall used by fraternal organizations, be tween the hall and an ante-room. A meeting of Odd Fellows was held there last night. The chimney was located some distance away. Practically all the furniture and some i the fixtures were saved, more time for this work being afforded than would have been the case had the fire started on the lower floors. ' The tire was discovered about 3.30 o'clock by persons on the second floor, the flames having burned down through the third floor, and an alarm was given throughout the village and in surround Viig towns. Help came from several towns, and the hand engine was sent from Londonderry. This engine and the hand engine from this village and the iiremen and helpers did valiant work, confining the flames to the hotel build ing, although residences stood near. The engines worked well, taking water from West river, in the rear of the hotel, and the firemen worked like a trained de partment, i The building was a three-story wooden structure standing on the westerly side of the' road, below the east end of the covered bridge. The top floor contained a hall and ante-rooms used -by the Odd Fellows, Masons, Sons of Veterans, Re- bekahs and oman s Kelief corps, ail of which organizations lost their regalia. The first and second floors were used for hotel purnoses. F. L. Darling was the owner of the building, trailing his' residence with W. T. Hunt for the hotel about nine months ago. Mr. Hunt built the hotel and was its proprietor a number of years, out it was operated under a lease by Howard Burke, now of Xewfane, next before Mr. Darling took the property. FIFTY YEARS A PUBLISHER. Col. Woodward of Keene Sentinel Dean of New Hampshire. (Special to The Reformer.) KEEXE, X. II., Sept. 7. Fifty years as newspaper owner and publisher is the record of Col. C. J. Woodward of the Keene Sentinel Print ing company. He probably isthe oldest publisher in the state. He is still active in the work and rarely misses a dav at his duties in the counting room. It is hl!eved he is the oldest business man in the point of service in the city. He be- came a partner in trie companv in Sep tember, 1S70, with the late Thomas C. Rand, Mrs. Woodward was colonel and aide-de-camp on the staff of Gov. John Mc Lane in 1003. Colonel Woodward served his ward in the state legislature in 1883 and, the 13th district in the senate in 1803. He has been a director of the Keene Xational bank 30 years. WEST BRATTLEBORO The schools in the Academy building opened this morning for the tall term.. E. A. Knight returned this morning to his work for the Estey Organ Co., after a week's vacation. Miss Grace Burt, who has a position in Greenfield, was at her home on Bonny vale road for the week-end. Miss Hazel Hadloek, who had been visiting a week in Belchertown, Mass., with her grandparents, Teturned home yesterday.' Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Barney, after spending a week at the Miller cottage at Sunset lake, have returned home. Mr. Miller resumed work this morning for the Estey Organ Co. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Knight and daugh ters, Charlotte and Elberta, returned yesterday from an automobile trip to Worcester and Spencer, Mass., where they visited his cousin, Miss Emma Hill. They also attended the Athol fair yester day. THE WEATHER. Generally Fair Tonight and Wednesday Changing Winds. WASIITXGTOX, Sept. 7. The weather forecast: Generally fair to night and Wednesday. Fresh changing winds becoming west. HUNT'S NEW PRINCIPAL OF VERMONT ACADEMY Prof. Raymond McFarland of Middle- , , bury College Chosen to Head Sax- ' s tons River Institution. Prof. Raymond McFarland, for 11 years connected with the department of pedagogy at Middlebury college, ten dered his resignation to President John Ml Thomas Saturday . in order to ac cept the principalship of Vermont academy at Saxtona River. Prof. Mc Farland will assume his duties as prin cipal at once. By vote of the Vermont academy the institution will be opened in' the fall of 1921. This is made pos sible by the appropriation of $200,000 to the academy by the Xorthern Bap tist . convention. One-half of this amount will be expended this year in repairing the school buildings and fur nishing new equipment and building a dormitory. - The committee on teachers recom mending Prof. McFarland 's election to the position of principal consists of Su perintendent W. A. Davidson of Bur lington, ex-Governor W. W. Stickney of Ludlow and Olin Gay of Cavendish. Prof. McFarland graduated from Am herst college in 1S97, receiving the de gree of A. ML at Yale university in 1902 and was instructor at Castleton normal school in 1902 and 1903, ' as sistant professor of secondary educa tion at Middlebury college from 1905) to 1911 and became professor during 1911, and was collaborator for the Car negie Institution at Washington from 1-904 to 1907. He is .author of a his tory of the Xew England fisheries, Skipper John of the X'imbus, and an encyclopedia article on Deep Sea Fish eries. He Mas a second lieutenant of the United State? army in 1918. NARROW ESCAPES IN TWO ACCIDENTS Polish Child on Elliot Street Knocked Down John Manley, jr., Misses Pole as Wheel Collapses. Two automobile accidents happened here Saturday and Sunday and in each instance there was a narrow escape from serious injury. Clifford Moon was driv ing west on Elliot street Saturday night when a small Polish child who was going toward the sidewalk turned quickly and started across the street in front of the car. The mud guard hit the child in the cheek and knocked him down, but he was not badly hurt. Bystanders said Mr. Moon was driving slowly and was not at fault. .,.-' John B. Manley, jr., whose'father, John B. 'Manley, sr., is a well-known garage proprietor, barely missed hitting a tele phone pole in attempting to avoid a col lision on Canal street Sunday afternoon, and one front wheel of his Essex car col lapsed in the gutter. Mr. Manley was crossing Canal street from Birge street and therefore bad, the right of way, but a car driven by Richard Lee of Ashuelot, A. H., was approaching from Mr. Man ley's left and forced him into a gutter. the right front wheel striking a pile of dirt. The Xew Hampshire car turned to the left and headed up Washington street hill in time to avoid hitting the Essex car. FIGHT BREWING ON VOTING QUESTION Eligibility of Women to Vote for School Director Without Paying Poll Tax Comes Up in Guilford. The question of whether women were eligible to vote for school director in a special town meeting to be held in Guil ford this afternoon for the purpose of choosing a director to succeed Ernest R. Thomas, who resigned, was the cause of considerable discussion between lawyers and others this forenoon, when some Guilford men voters came to Brattleboro to ascertain the status of women in that respect. Some of them claimed that women who had paid taxes could vote for school director without paying poll tax, while others disagreed on this point, saying the poll tax was necessary. Different sections of the statutes were read and tho interpretations of them were given by several without definite decision being reached. The men who came here to look the matter up declared before they left that "it will be the hot test town meeting ever held in that town (Guilford) if the women who have paid taxes are not allowed to vote at the meet ing this afternoon." MRS. HARRY J. FLEURY. Newport News -Woman Was Member of Center Church 5a Years. Mrs. Ella (Barton) Fleury, CO, who united with the Centre Congregational church when she was 17 years old and retained her membership ever since, for a period of 52 years, died a few days ago in Xewport Xews Va. A newspaper in that city contained the following notice of her death: - , . . . "Mrs. Mary Ella (Barton) Fleury, widow of Harry J. Fleury, for many years a well-known resident of Xewport Xews, died this morning at 1:40 o'clock at the iome of her daughter, Mrs. R. W. Seward, 11 3(i Hampton avenue. Death was due to a complication of diseases. She had been critically ill for 10 days. . "Mrs. Fleury was born at Crown Point, X. Y., and was 69 .years old. She had !een a resident of Xewport Xcwb 29 years. Surviving her are three daugh ters, Mrs. Samuel T. Hay and Mrs. R. W. Seward of Xewport Xews; and Mrs. John S. Grierson of Xorth Carolina; and t wo sons, R. T. Fleurv and Rev. R. Fleirrv of Xewport Xews." HALL FILLED AT UN'S MEETIN Duties and Manner of Vot ing Explained by At torney Maurice JUDGE WATERMAN ADMINISTERS OATH Number of Brattleboro Women Who Have Registered Aggregates 365 Mrs. Hamilton, Presiding Officers Makes Opening Remarks. Every settee was filled, besides many : chairs which were brought in to accora- f modate the overflow, at the meeting of women in Festival hall Saturday night, when the machinery of voting was ex- plained by Attorney M- P. Maurice atj the request of the Brattleboro Woman Suffrage association. There was an at-? tendance of abwut 300 women and a dozen or more men, and a large number t of "women received the freeman's oath,; which was administered by Judge E. L. 1 Waterman. . . Mrs. Fremont Hamilton, head of the I local woman suffrage organization, pre- j sided and expressed her pleasnre that so many women were present, but later Mr. Maurice said -he thought the num. ber present w&s not a mattef for con- gratulation, when it was considered that about 2,000 women in town Were I of voting age. ' " ' 1 Mrs. Hamilton stated that no matter 1 what the attitude of any woman was before equal suffrage was granted, ev- cry woman now should realiza her great opportunity to help along-the lines of f political work in the United States, f She called attention to the fact that many men had given time, talent, and money to bring about woman suffrage and would be glad to have women help in the efforts for the uplift of the na tion. She was received with applause. Attorney Maurice told the wtomea that they were now an actual .working part af. The" government under which they lived, and urged them not to neg lect their duties of citizenship or to be indifferent to political matters. He read the freeman's oath, which is one of the most solemn oaths ever written, and urged the women to exercise their right of suffrage in accordance with that oath, at the same time expressing his belief that not one in 10 of the voters ever gave it any consideration in casting their ballots.- " ' The speaker said the primary elec tion was strictly a party affair ' and was merely for the purpose of nominat ing political candidates. - The voter therefore should not check the names of candidates in two different party columns on the same ballot, as they cannot be Republicans, and Democrats both on. the same day. He mentioned the fact that there must be absolutely no identification marks on the ballots whereby a person could tell who cast a certain ballot. One woman thought a voter ought to be willing to stand by his colors, and Mr. Maurice, while com mending her loyalty, explained that the purpose of that regulation was to pre vent the buying of votes and the pos (Continued on Page 8.) AN Ambitious MAN coujvrs Sj The admiration OF H3 FELLOWS r Friendship is based upon service. , There are a lot - of well dressed men around town boosting our game. Our well made suits for Fall wear are eloquent with style and fashionable fab rics. . -.; . ,. u : Don't delay your en trance into one of them.! $30, $35, $40, $45, $50 : LWAYS RELIABLE J9 1 ! i !