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BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY EVENING, V SEPTEMBER S, 1.
THREE CENTS VOL. 8. NO. 162. MOSES HAS 12,000 LEA COX'S CLEVELAND LIFE LOSS GREAT : IN EARTHQUAKE BAKER ELECTED , j : OVER THAYER W NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTE; ED RtKfiD NUMBER IN HIGH SCHOOL FIGURES OH MASS A CHUSE TTS Opponent of League of Na tions and Woman Suf frage Defeats Former Food, Administrator H. N. Spaulding in Granite State Senatorial Battle Goodnow Loses Gover norship TOTAL VOTE WAS AROUND 45,000 A. W. Noone Defeated on Both Gubernatorial and , Senatorial Tickets on Democratic Side Stev ens Party Nominee for Governor, Tilton for Sen ator MANCHESTER. N II.. Sent. 8.-Scn- ator George II. Moses, opponent of the1 league of nations and of woman suffrage, ' was renominated in yesterday's primar ies by a plurality of about 12,000 over Huntley N. Spaulding, former state food administrator, according to returns at hand today. The total vote was approxi mately 45,000. Raymond B. Stevens of Landaff re ceived the Democratic senatorial nomi nation, defeating Albert Noone of Peter boto. Mr. Noone also contested for the Ieinocnatic gubernatorial nomination and waa, defeated by Charles L. Tilton of Tilton. Returns from 227 of the 294 voting precincts in the Btate show: For gover nor: Brown, 19,733; Goodnow 13,941; Morrow, 8,712. For United States senators: Moses, 28,9-)8; Spaulding, 15,313. Women voters took an active part in the primary, suffragists supporting Spaulding and anti-suffragists organizing everywhere to promote Moses' candi dacy. The secretary of state doubled the number of ballots in order to provide for the women,, but in nearly every county the supply of ballots was insuf ficient, and hurry calls were sent to Con cord for additional consignments. In some towns it was necessary to suspend voting until the supply of ballots was replenished. , Next in interest to the senatorial pri mary was the contest for the Republi can nomination for governor, in which Albert O. Brown of Manchester, chair man of the tax commission, was victor ious. Windsor II. Goodnow ran "second and Arthur P. Morrill of Concord third. A small vote was cast in the Demo cratic primary. Raymond II. Stevens of Landaff, former congressman, was nom inated for United States senator and Charles E. Tilton for governor. They Auditorium JUST ONE NIGHT Wednesday Sept. 1 5 FIRST TIME IN BRATTLEBORO fTHE-" THE SUCCESS. I or MOST TALKED OF OFTriEr CENTUM Y 3 i Seat sale opens at the E. J. Fenton etore Saturday morning at 9 o 'clock Seats on Sale at the Auditorium when store is closed.,- . . MAIL ORDERS FILLED defeated Albert W. Noone of Peterbor ough, who broke a precedent in New Hampshire by running for both the gov ernorship and senatorial nominations at the same time. Cngressman Sherman E. Burroughs and Edward II. Wason were renomi nated, defeating candidates who ran on platt'wrims favoring modification of the Y&lsU'ad act. URGES WOMEN TO PREPARE TO VOTE E. W. Gibson Urges Them to Begister, Believing Their Votes Will Make for Cleaner Politics. Editor of The Reformer: Next Tuesday for the first time the women of Vermont may participate in the primary and have a voice in the selection of candidates. They have won the right, after half a century of strug gle and after many discouragements. Let them now take" full advantage of the right by putting their names on the check lists and taking the required oath. ; It is my earnest desire that, every woman in the county who is eligible may take the steps necessary to become a voter. They now have just as much voice as men. Their action will make for cleaner politics, officials of higher grade and a better government. ' The mothers, sisters and wives of the men who saved the civilization of the world willsee to it that the politi cal boss passes out, and the political machine goes to the scrap heap. So I appeal to the women with con fidence that they will show themselves worthy of the trust reposed in, them and register before Saturday night. Sept. 11. Yerv truly, E. W." GIBSON. Brattleboro, Sept. 7. BLACK HANDER AT GREENFIELD Eighteen-Year-Old Boy Tlireatened Life of F. Q. Kidder If He Failed to Produce $5,000 Boy In Jail. GREENFIELD. Mass.. Scot. 8. Dreams of sudden wealth caused Wil-' liam Brown, 18-year-old youth, to resort to Mack hand letter in an effort to ob tain $.,(M according to his plea of guil ty when arraigned in district court to day charged with threatening to kill rrederick (1. Kidder of Sunderland if he did not produce the money. Drown was held for the grand jury and . went to jail in default of $3,000 bonds. I The Iwy, whose home is in Lawrence but who has been at a boys' camp in Sunderland, demanded in his letter that the money be left in a lonely spot be tween Sunderland and Montague. lie was arrested when 'he went to look for it. ' THE WEATHER. Fair Tonight and Thursday Moderate West Winds. WASHINGTON, Sept. 8. The. weath er forecast: Fair tonight and Thurs day. Moderate" west -winds. The distillers of Scotland have made a definite move to produce power alcohol, and it is anticipated that 30,000,000 gal lons from home production should be possible when the present plans are car ried out. IMt t IHH HMIHt H HI Goodnow, Pearson & Hunt f f ."'. . ! 1 I - 'Ti - f I MallorT. lint Co.' N lac' They're here fresh and crisp as the woods in Au tumn ; full of snap and style everyone likes. Mallory Hats New shapes from exclusive blocks; new shades that give distinction; new ideas in finish and trim. It. is im possible to describe them you will have to come and see for yourself. It will be worth while. ii RESUL Republican Contest for Lieut. Governor Ends with Victory for Con gressman Fuller Over Speaker Warner, Who First Appeared Nominat edJackson Treasurer CLOSE CONTESTS MAKE MUCH WORK State Senator Walsh De feats Richard H. Long for Democratic Nomination for Governor . Tague Wins Hot Fight in Tenth Congressional District Women in Evidence BOSTON, Sept. 8.-The state primar ies yesterday furnished the closest con tests and the most difficult work for election officials in many years. State Ntlialor John J. Walsh of Boston was nominated for governor by the Demo crats by a narrow margin ver Richard If. Long, the nominee in 1018 and 1919. The outcome of the Republican light for lieutenant governor was in doubt until daylight when it !ecame evident that Congressman Alvan T. Fuller liad won by a safe lead over Speaker Joseph War ner tf the state house of representatives with Former State Treasurer Charles L. BurrlH running third and Secretary of State Albert T. Langtry last.-. The Republicans nominated Frederick W. Cook, city clerk of Soinerville, for secretary of state in a five-cornered con test and James Jackson, former New England director of the Red Cross, for state treasurer by more than two to one oyer Fred J. Burrell. Lieut. Gov. Chan ning Cox was nominated by the Repub licans for governor without opposition. Attorney General J. Weston Allen, Re publican, and Auditor Alonzo Cook, were renominated. All present congressman from Massa chusetts were renominated except Con gressman Fuller who was a candidate for ine iieputtjiran nomination for lieuten ant governor. In his district the Re publican nominee, Charles L. Underbill of Somerville, won in a field of six. The Democratic nominee, who was unon- posed, is Morris F. Ahearn of Somer ville. Tho hottest congressional fight was for tne uemocratic nomination in the loth district wtiprp I licrrnsni.ui P.tof V Tague was renominated over seven other candidates. The unopposed Democratic nominees for the balance of the state ticket are lieutenant governor, Michael O Leary; secretary of state, Charles II. McGlue; i rrnsiirfr "PtifriiL- fVTToar miMir Mrs. Allen K. Cram; attorney general, Michael L. Sullivan. The complete vote was: Governor, (J democratic lying, 36,58W; alsli. ' 940. Lieutenant goveifior (Republican) (Continued on Tage 8.) Fall Styles in Men 's Hats Eagle Hats !! i JDudley Blossom Testifies G. O. P. Quota for That City Was $400,000 CONTRADICTS UPHAM'S PREVIOUS TESTIMONY Republican National Committee Treas urer Said. $400,000 Was Quota for State of Ohio Cards In list Are Shown to Senatorial Investigators. CHICAGO Sept. 8. First evidence supporting Governor Cox's charge that large quotas were assigned to the prin cipal 'cities by the Republican campaign fund committee was introduced in the senate committee investigation today when Dudly Blossom, who helped raise Cleveland's quota, testified Governor Cox's figure, of $400,000 for .that city was correct. Senator Reed called the witness's at tention to the quota sheet submitted by Fred Uphara, Republican national treasurer, which fixed the amount for the entire 5tate of Ohio at $400,000. Mr. Blossom testified that A. A. Protz rnan, a paid agent of the committee, was present when the Cleveland quota was announced as $400,000 and that Mr. Protzman helped direct raising the money. Forty .teams of six men each were organized for the drive, Mr. Blossom said. A list of 3,000 names of pros pects was provided by W. It. Wood ford chairman of the ways and means 'itiixi i iv t. . i v.. w v.'..iv, 4. l jaw xu lUtil list each team .captain selected the names ot ( to . men to be canvassed bv his team. Some of the cards in the ist an furnished bv Mr Wo.ii. f nnl were marted with the jirnoiints ihe prospects (should give, Mr. Blossom aiu. . . .... ... f , . , .... . , NINE 'AUTOMOBILISTS SHOOT UP CAR Captured After Three-Mile Chase Through New York More Cars Operated by B. R. T. NEW YORK, Sept. 8 While further efforts were being made today to end the strike of Brooklyn Rapid Transit employes, nine men in an. automobile raced a train near the 22d avenue sta tion and fired into the ears, but in jured no one. Blasts from the train whistle brought a squad of motorcycle police, who pursued the car at 50 miles an hour until the nine men were cap tured three miles awav. Eleven additional surface lines were put in operation today, according to company omcials. making a total of 50 now working. Including shuttles the system has 77 trains in operation. Im provement in the number of elevated and subway trains also was reported. REVOLTS AGAINST RUSSIAN SOVIETS Serious Disturbances In Vicinity of Moscow Much Bloodshed In Their Suppression. LONDON, Sept. 8. Several serious revolts against the Russian Soviet gov ernment have broken out in the neigh borhood of Moscow and have been sup pressed with much bloodshed, says a despatch to the Exchange Telegraph Co. filed in Copenhagen. Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday, Sept. 8. Attainers pic nic at Sargent's pond, West Brattle Joro. Members of class are asked to take the 6 p. m. car. Friday, Sept. 10, 7.30 p. m. Regular week-night service. Odd Fellows Temple Thursday, Sept. 9. Eegular meeting of Canton , Palestine. Business of im portance in regard to Boston trip. Friday evening, Sept. 10, 7.30 Re' hearsal for the Ilebekah degree. " CHURCH SUPPER Dummerston, Sept. 9 6 to 8 O'clock . Price 50c , MENU Boast Pork, Mashed Potato, Salads, , Bolls, Ice Cream and Cake Entertainment at 8 , Recital and Play Italy from Florence to Me dina and Across the Ap penines Shaken EVERY BUILDING IN BIG TOWN DAMAGED Postoffice Collapses and Buries Entire Staff No Tidings From Many Pop ulous Towns Buildings Crumple Un der Strain. ROME, Sept. 8. Many lives are be lieved to have been lost in the district north of Florence which yas severely shaken by an earthquake yesterday 'mornings as reports from the stricken region come in. The extent of the dis aster seems to be growing and there is a possibility the damage may lie much more serious than at first believed. The territory violently disturbed seems to- be lozenge shaped with Florence at the southern apex and Medina at the northern end. It extends along the eoast and runs over the Appenines and eastward for upwards of 100 miles. In this district there were many populous towns and no tidings have as yet been received from any of thm. There is every indication that the shock was a severe one and reports from cities in the earthquake zone show that buildings crumpled beneath the strain of the convulsion. At one town of 17,000 inhabitants almost every building was damaged and many were completely de stroyed. Among the collapsed structures is the postolfiee in the ruins of which is the entire staff. Barco, a town of 9,000 inhabitants, was virtually destroyed by the quake of Tuesday as was also another town nearby. Sixty-five dead have already been identified. One of the gravest dif-. fieulties encountered is the fact that the quake caused an enormous displace ment of earth and rock which obstruct ed the roads, destroyed the wires and all other means of communication. First aid has been improvised by estab lishing medical posts wherever possi ble. Number of Victims Increasing. LONDON, Sept. 8. Messages from the region affected by Tuesday earth quake say that the number of dead and injured is increasing hourly, according to an Exchansre Tcletrraoh desontch. The Spezia district was especially hard nit, tnree towns heing. wiped out. Ap parently not a single town escaped damage. BROOKLINE. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bush were iu Bel lows Falls Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lowe spent Sun day in Townshend with her relatives. Mansel Bush and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bush of Boston were at L. W. Bush's a few days. j Mrs. John Lowe of South Wardsboro was with her daughter, Mrs. George Os good, Sunday. I The Merrifield family, making a party of 21, from Grafton held a picnic on their old farm lately. Harold Bush of Springfield and Frank Perry of Amherst, Mass., were at E. L. Bush's for the holiday. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Howe with friends from Londonderry attended the Springfield fair last week. Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Moar and Mr. and Mrs. A. L.. Moar of Iowa are visiting their sister, Mrs. George Allbee. Mr. Ingalls and Mrs. Dobson of Low ell, Mass., are visiting her sister, Mrs. O. E. Ware. They and Mr. and Mrs. Ware and Christopher Osgood made a trip over the Mohawk Trail Friday, go ing by way of Bennington. , . Red Mens Hall Triumph lodge, No. 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, No. 4, D. of P. -Election of degree master. All who are interested please attend. Masonic Temple Thursday, Sept. 9. Fort Dummer chapter, No. 12, 11. A. M. Stated convo cation. " r WAN TED A Millinery Maker ALSO AN APPRENTICE Apply at once to Bascom's Millinery Parlors 127 Main St. 2d Floor Opened Today with Attend ance of 365 Senior Class Has 68 MAY BE RECORD ALSO IN GRADES Oak Grove and Grades 7 and 8 Espe cially Large Parochial and "West Brattleboro Schools About as Usual 24 in Business Institute. All the schools of the Brattleboro incorporated district No. 2 opened this morning with the largest enrollments in the history 'of the school and with the seating capacity of the high school exhausted and some of the grade rooms crowded. The largest enrollment in the his tory of the high school was recorded, with , a total of 365 pupils, including 207 girls and 153 boys, or 17 more than n 1919, when the enrollment reaehed 348. The senior class of GS also is the largest in the history of the school, and includes 43 girls and 25 boys. The other classes have the following mem berships: Juniors 73, 42 girls and 33 boys; sophomores 102, 02 girls and 10 boys; freshmen 120, 60 girls and GO loys. A tentative high school schedule has been arranged and school will begin at S.30 o'elock the rest of this week, short recitation periods being held and the pupils being given their books. While figures are not available to day for the grades Supt. Florence M. Wellman said the grades she had vis ited were running larger than usual, but whether the total of the grades will be larger than the enrollment of 1919 .will not be known until tomorrow. The Oak Grove school is particularly large - - Continued on Page 8.) NINTEEN ACRES OF POTATOES PASS Pinal Inspection for Certified Seed Made Yield of About 3,800 Bushels in County Expected. Approximately 3,800 bushels of cer tified seed potatoes of thti Green Moun tain and Irish Cobbler varieties of a total , value of about $11,000 will be dug from seven farms in, Windham county this season if the yield turns out as well in all fields as is indicated by the fields where the work of liar vesting the crop already has been be gun. The estimated average yield is said to be about 200 bushels to the acre, and 19 acres of the 25 acres of certified seed planted last spring passed the final test, the inspection being com pleted Saturday by Harold L. Bailey of Bradford, state entomologist, and County Agent W. P. Frost. Five of the fields which passed the first inspection were dropped at the final inspection for failure to properly spray the hills with bordeaux mixture and maintain proper freedom from late blight, as seed potatoes from plants so affected . frequently will rot seriously before spring. One excellent field was lost because the owner sprayed only with the dry commercial mixture known as bug death, and although a vast amount of this was used it proved ineffective as a preventative against blight. Following are the growers whose fields passed the final inspection: J. A. Sanford, Putney, six acres Green Moun tain and two acres of Irish Cobbler; Frank E. narlow, Westminster .West, five acres Green Mountain; C. S. Street er, West Wardsboro, one acre Green Mountain and one acre Irish Cobbler; O. W. Amidon, Green River, one acre Green Mountain; W. R. Simonds, New fane, one acre Green Mountain; Fred Smith, West Brattleboro, one acre Green Mountain; Edward Moseman, West Brattleboro, ' one' acre Green Mountain. 1 . Some of the growers already have received numerous orders and the pros pects for an even hrrger acreage of cer tified seed in Windham county in 1921 than the crop of this season are prom ising and there seems to be no doubt that a potato warehouse will be secured for next season's crop. ; tV PEACE IN SHOE INDUSTRY. Working Agreement for ao Months Reached at Lynn. .' 1 LYNN, Mass., Sept. 8. Peace in. the shoe industry here was assured today for the next 20 months through the an nouncement that a proposed working agreement had leen ratified by the joint council of the United Shoe Workers of America and the manufacturers. The agreement, which becomes effective Sept. 20 and extends to April 30, 1922, must still be voted on by the various unions represented in the council is regarded as indicating that the vote will favor rati fication. - School Affairs in Guilford' May Be Taken to Su- j ; I preme Court f WOMEN DENIED VOTING PRIVILEGE L Ruling that They Must Be Assessed for Poll Tax Basis of Action of Mod erator Closing of Two Schools Causes Director's Resignation. Election tangles in the town of Guil ford may require a ruling by the su preme court before the situation is straightened out. Incidentally the right of women to vote for school matters in town meeting without having been, assessed for a poll tax is involved, and in a special town meeting yesterday afternoon women's votes for a school director were refused by Moderator A. G. Gallup on advice of Attorney John E. Gale of Guilford, counsel for that town. A controversy over the closing of certain schools precipitated the resigna tion of a school director, and the meet ing yesterday was called to elect his successor, and this brought up the ques tion of the right of women to vote without having been assessed for poll taxes. William C. Baker was elected over James Thayer by a vote of 5(1 to 48. It is claimed that enough women were present to have changed the elec tion had they been allowed to vote and had they all voted for Mr. Thayer, though of course no one can say that they all would have voted one way. The school board up to within a short time consisted of Ernest R. Thomas Arthur G. Beals and & Kenneth Far num. During the vacation it was de- (Continued on Page 8.) i REGISTRATIONS OF WOMEN EXCEED 400 About 40 Registered Yesterday After noon and Others This Morning Right of School Teachers. Saturday will be the last day in which women can register in order to be able to vote at the primary election next Tuesday and every woman is urged to take advantage of the next few days and avoid the rush of the last few hours. The total already having registered is now more than 400, about 40 registering yesterday and others calling at the office of the town clerk this forenoon. No spe cial effort has been made by members of the board of civil authority this week for the "purpose of securing registrations, as it was believed that the women were taking more interest in the new privilege and duty conferred upon them. . Whether any further steps will be taken to get the women to take the freeman's oath and ' register is not known definitely. School teachers who have lived in the state a year and who consider Brattle boro their home are entitled to register here. There's' volumes OF WISDOM IN CVCR-YV puitle OF INK IF YOU CAN CtET IT i A drop of ink makes mil lions think. A new cravat can't ac complish that, but it will help a lot in dressing your business self for the battle. If you really care, a touch here and there will- add a weighty lot of .argument to your general ensemble. Stroll around ; arid see some of the - dandy duds we're offering. . , . LWAYS RELIABLE 2