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VOL. 9. NO. 9. BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, THURSDAY EVENING, 31 ARCH 10, 1021. THREE CENTS COSTA HUN ARWIYJISBANDS Officials Conform to Re quest of United States Government TROOPS LEAVE PANAMA SOIL ."Much Favorable Comment Heard in Re gard to Attitude of United State:- with Reference to Dispute I'Hnima Eejectj White Award. SAX JOSE, COSTA RICA. March 10 Demobilization of the Costa Riean army which crossed the. Panama front ier and drove forces of that country back nearly 25 miles has been ordered by tl-- government. The soldiers who ruptured Almirantc and later retired in conformity with the request of the I nited States arrived at Port Limon on board a steamer today. The Costa Rican units which were at tacking the Panamanians near Coto on the Pacitc end of the frontier are also on their way back. There is much favorable comment, on the new American administration which quickly ended the conflict with Pan ama. Refuses White Award. WASHINGTON. March 10. Panama refused to accept the White award as a basis of oeaee with Costa Rica it in formed the American government in a note made public today by the state de partment. The note is iu reply ta that sent t Panama and Costa Rica Saturday by the .state department demanding immediate cessation of hostilities and was made pub lic without comment. Panama agrees to the retirement of its troops sent to Coto after the appearance there of Costa Rican furce.s, but it announced its intention to keep' civil and -oliec authorities in Coto, where they were prior to the break be tween the two governments Feb. ill. HINTS OF STRIKE IN GERMAN MINES Rumors of Protest by Workers of Ruhr District Not Relieved, However. nr 'i.snrpr. Mmch in i A -soeiated through Press. 1 Vazue bints that work the Ruhr district of Germany will stop within the next few davs as the mi mediate result of allied occupation and ta wr.i7iit-j nf customs have lieen made by German mine operators, civil officials and workmtn. There seems to be little unrest among workmen, however. Y ell informed allied officials declared they did not believe there would be a strike in the Ruhr di-trict. Hungary announces an issue of cur rency to be printed on leather. Pigskin is the chosen material, which is said to he almost impossible to counterfeit. Basket Ball FESTIVAL HALL Thursday Evening March 10 8 O'clock Clarcmont, N. H. Brattleboro Athletics PRELIMINARY GAMES Admission: Adults 50c Children 15c Tax Paid William Lawrence has played ' Uncle Josh" in "The Old Homestead" over three thous and times, and Mr. Den man Thompson in speaking of Mr. Lawrence's acting said: 'I consid er .William Lawrence's . perform ance of Uncle Josh, the most nat ural and artistic portrayal of any artist I liavc ever seen in this character, possessing that rare quality of a mutual blending of humor and pathos, so necessary to a faithful portrayal, of 'Uncle Josh." "Tlie Old Homestead" will close their engagement in Roston Satur day night, coming to Brattleboro Sunday and appearing at the Au ditorium Monday night. FOUR MEN KILLED BY SINN FEINERS Thought to Have Given Information to Crown Forces in Ireland Bodies Labelled. HE WAST, March 10. Four men were killed near here Tuesday night, sup posedly by Sinn Feiners. The body of Jam's Malwr and Patrick K.Mara, lur m:r soldiers, and both residents of the town of Tliurles. were found in a field. Xlaher's body was bilioled "Spy." It, is stated they were accused of giving in formation to tlie police. 'Hie bodies of two other men were found in a country iam and on tlieir breasts wore cards in scribed with the" words "tried," con v'cted and executed by Irish Republican arm:.' I "Curfew for Crown Forcrs." ! DUBLIN.. March 10 Notices estaln 11-iiin the -curfew for crown forces' i were posted in a numlier of places throughout this city Tuesday n-y.ht. These notices, wh'cli were si"ttca lnsu l-r.:illu-!iii Army. nave warimu mat any soldiers or policemen seen street after 10 o'clock in the were liable to be shot. on the evening WORKING FOR A MODIFIED LEAGUE French Renart Savs "Efforts Arc Rein-; Made to Induce President Harding to Agree. PARIS. March 10 ( Associated Press). It was stated at the fi reign oiiice today that negotiations were under way between the French embassy in Washington and the state department in an effort to in duce President Harding to favor accep tance of a modified league of nations. No Comment in Washington. WASHINGTON. March 1 (Associated Press). Administration officials withheld comment today on the statement made at the French foreign office that negotiations were under way between the French em bassy here and the state department with regard to the acceptance by the United States of a modified league of nations. The impression was given, however, that the initiative in any such development re-ted entirely with the French govern ment and that in any event the matter has not yet reached the stage of negotia tions. NO COFFEE PI RCHASKRS. German Importers Consider "oyratt of England and France. RERUN. March. 10 (Associated press. The executive committee of the association of CoftVe Importers of Ham burg has recommended that the members make no purchases from England or France while the governments of tho.-e countries continue "their policy of op pression." says a despatch to a ncwspajxr here today. The committee is making efforts to induce similar associations in Rerlin. Cologne ami Rrcmcn to join the boycott. STRIKE AGAINST CI T. Tidewater Boatmen in New York City Quit Work. NEW YORK. March .10. Members of the tidewater boatmen's union were ordered out today in protest to a pro posed wage-cut announced by New York P.oat Owner's association. The men are employed in the loading and unloading of coal and grain barges in this -ort. Fnion officials said about 2.0(mi men were affected. Odd Fellows Temple Thursday evening. March 10, at S o'clock sharp Regular meeting of Can Ion Palestine, No. '!. The Patriarch Militant degree wil be conferred. Spe cial business or importance is to no ue-. cided ct this meeting. A full attendance.' is desired. Buffet lunch will Ih served. Thursday, March 10, S p. in. Dennis Rehekah bulge will give a military whist, party in the temple. Prizes and refresh-: meats. Tickets 2." rents, plus , cents' war tax. All are invited. No tickets will be sold at the door. Friday, March 11, 7..'.0 p. m. Re hearsal of second degree team. Tuesday, March lo Drill of the Re bckah degree team. Red Men s Hall V Thursday, March 10. S p. m. Reg ular meeting of Pocahontas Council, No. 4. D. of 1'. Adoption. Corn and ven ison. A good attendance is desired. Friday. March 11, at S p. m. Regular meeting of Quonckticut tribe, No. ' 2, Imp'd iK 11. M. Monday. March 14. at tournament for members tribe, No. 2. S p. m. Card of (juonekticut WILLIAM LAWRENCE Who will appear as "Uncle Josh" in "The Old Homestead" Monday, March llth. The Rrattleboro en gagement will Ik Mr. Lawrence's 8.260tlV. appearance as "Uncle Josh." "SNtfc, : ...v.x:.v L W HIGHWAY BILLCKS IN Reported to Be Agreeable to Both Hartness and Bates Factions TEACHER COLLEGE SCRAP IN PROGRESS .Measure Over Which There Has Been so Much Dispute Was a Special Order for 2.15 This Afternoon $2 Poll Tax Dili Is Passed. (Special to The Reformer.) MONTPELIEU, March 10. The house passed this morning II-2SL the bill enabling four railroads in this state to be merged with the Rust on & Maine railroad and to make the Boston & Maine a Vermont corporation subject to the laws of this state. The two-dollar poll tax bill (11-22) was also passed without debate on a rising vote of 121 to lO'J and reconsideration was refused by a rising vote of 12t to !.. Just before the bill was taken up Mr. Rnllou of Chester, chairman of the house committee to expedite legislation, made an appeal that it should not be ordered to lie as he had heard it hinted it might be. The state tenchers college bill (S-ll) was made a special order for 2.1 o'clock this afternoon. The bill came up for secmd reading this morning with a fa vorable majority report signed by ps members of the committees on education (Continued on Page S. ) WOMAN'S BODY IS EXHUMED Suspicion f Foul Play in Conncttion with Death of Mrs. Fountain of West Brookficld. WARE, Mass.. March 10. Relief bv relatives of Mrs. Noelia Fountain, who 'died suddenly at West Iirookiiekl Feb. ,2 when she win about to become a 'mother, that she was poisoned has :caused examination of her body and the ! holding of an autopsy. The stomach, and 1 oilier organs were removed and sulT-nit- ted today by Dr. Ernest Hunt ot Wor cester, associate medical examiner, to "hemical analysis. His report will made to District Attorney Esty Worccster, who ordered that the toosy be performed. Mrs. Fountain was 26 years of ago. be of a ti the wife of Raymond Fountain of West Brookliold. a mill operative. Fountain married Miss Gmce Ru-scll of this town March ". The death certificate signed by Dr. C. W. Iluvck Brookficld attributed it to a convuls ion. ot c form of NAMED FOR. COMPTROLLER. Marion, O.. Lawyer and Close Friend of President. WASHINGTON. March 10. D. R. Crissinger of Marion. (., was nominated todav by Pres. Harding to be comptrol ler of the currency. He is a lawyer and banker and lifelong friend of the Pres ident. .SATURDAY, MARCH 1TH Is the Date that Clarence 99 IS COMING Rnoth Tarkington's comedy, "Clarence, " which was one of the big outstanding successes of last season in New York and of this winter iu Boston, conies to the Au ditorium for one performance, Sat urday evening, March lltth, with the same company that has been playing in Roston headed by Al fred Lunt. "Clarence" has been the most successful play ever written by Mr. Tarkington. with the possible ex ception of "The Man From Home." and it is always in a fair way to break the records established by the latter. As a matter of fact, its New York run of exactly forty .weeks at the Hudson Theatre was several weeks longer than the run of the other comedy. "Clarence" is the name of a doughboy who finds himself with out a job at the ending of the war and who goes in search of one to the office of a big business man. Here be innocently becomes in volved in a certain scries of do mestic squabbles which have been removed from the business man's suburban household to his office. In order to keep bim quiet be' is engaged forthwith as a sort of private secretary and general bandy-man out at the estate and jje inains, until the last act, a most mysterious figure, quaint, whimsi cal and elusive. The entire piece is written in a vein of pure comedy. Mr. Lunt.' will have the title role which be created and aifrong the distinguished players assisting him will be two leading women of repute and a leading man of long experience. They are Margaret Cusack. Mary Roland, and John Flood. Russell Medcraft and Viola Harper, virtual specialists in the playing of youngsters, represent two whom the author knows how to portray with uncanny accuracy. - Agnes Findlay, Susanna Wat ford, William Lorenz and Rar lowe Borland also have important assignments. SCHOOL CASES IN MUNICIPAL COURT State's Attorney Whitney Appears in Several Cases In Rellows Falls Auto Driver Fined $10. Several cases were disposed of in the Rellows Falls municinnl court before VXT ( Vri?n -;e.s.t n,av; r .inm ni l 11UI OMI J-j. VI IIUIIVJ VI Rrattleboro appearing for the state. Will Farnum of Westminster was charged with failing to. send his two daughters toschool and was fined $2." ami costs of SS..". The tine was remitted ami Farnum was placed on probation for one year. Mrs. ("race Denton of Westminster was lined $ and costs of .S7.1. for failure to .'cud her wu to school. She paid. It appeared that until last Monday the boy had not attended school since the school year began. Mrs. Denton used some pic turesque language. William Wilder of Rockingham pleaded not guilty to the charge of failing to send his 12-year-old son to school, and his case was set for trial before the court at Rel lows Falls at 10 a. m. March 2."i. Richard T. Smith of Westminster, charged with operating an automobile without having an operator's license, plcadcdguilty and was fined i40 and costs of ,S7.t.", with alternative sentence of lot. days in jail. Smith paid his tine and costs. It appeared that he operated his car a number of times without a license. SOVIET TROOPS JOIN IN REVOLT RciMirt from Riga Says Three Iirigades in Moscow Have ' Desterted Rolshevik Cause. RIGA, March 10 (Associated Press). Three brigades of Rolshevik soldiers in Moscow have deserted ami joined the revolutionary forces, it is said., in ad vices reaching here. The action of the .oldiers was prompted by the acute ftxnl situation at the soviet capital. Petrograd Combatants Rest. COPENHAGEN. March I ('.There was virtually no tiring during the day yesterday between the combatant groups in the Petrograd area, according to a Helsingfors correspondent of a news paper here. The stream of fugitives from Russia into Finland has almost stopped, the correspondent reports, point ing to the conclusion that Petrograd has been entirely shut off. Deported Radicals Help Revolt. THE HAGUE. March 10. Accord ing to the Ri val con esiKuident of a llot terdam newspaper Russian radicals re cently deiorteo. from the United States are playing a prominent part in the new revolution in Russia. This correspond ent asserts the deported Russians bad great expectations of Russia, but were bitterly di nto- -ntcd when they found that the coaiin-iiiistie rcgimo represented ""nothing but a sentence to an indefinite term at bard labor without adequate fowl." . . BURGLARS SECURE JEWELRY, CIGARS State's Attorney Whitney Receives Com plaint of Gascville Rreak Holes Rorcd Through Door. Complaint was made in State's At torney Harold E. Whitney yesterday I that the store of F. R Frost of Gage-J me, in me town or Westminster, was burglarized Tuesday nrht or Wedne-s- day morning. The thieves took several noxes or cigars, some cigarettes ana a considerable quantity of jewelry, all of the value of about ."M.W. This matter is under t lie investigation f state of ficers. Entrance to the store was gained by lorii-ir holes until a section of a door panel was removed. Mr. Frost bought the store last NovciuImt of D. S. Ca pron of Bellows Falls and occupied an apartment over the store but heard nothing unusual the night of the break. GET 20 PER CENT DIVIDEND. Creditors of Get Rich Quickly Scheme to Receive Refund. ROSTON, March 10. A second divi dend of 20 per cent to the 1..""O0 creditors of the Old Colony Foreign Exchange Cry, which sought to rival Charles Ponzi's quick rich scheme, was announced yes terday by its receivers. That payment, on Marh 21, will make a refund of Mll l.ooo on their original investments of .S2.sr,ooo. Charles M. Brightwell and others con cerned in the company's promotion went on trial yesterday in the superior court on charges of conspiracy to defraud. Masonic Temple Thursday, March 10, "..'10 p. rn. State convocation of Fort Dummer chapter No. 12. R. and S. M. M. M. M. degree Friday. March 11. 7.20 p. m. Specia communication of Columbian lodge, No 30. F. C. degree. First Baptist Church Friday, 4 p. m. Junior Endeavor ; 7.C0- Regular church prayer meeting. Methodist Episcopal Church Friday, meeting. March 11, 7.00 p. m. Prayer Centre Congregational Church The meeting of the Conquest club has been" postponed until March 14. B4AJSKET BALL r- . .FESTIVAL HALE Friday Evening, March 1 1 8.15 O'clock BELLOWS FALLS S. C. VS. ST. MICHAEL'S CADETS" FIRST TEAM TWO GOOD PRELIMINARY GAMES Admission, 2"c , CE MOVES WITH LITTLE DAMAGE Moderate Flood Conditions Follow Thaw and Hard Rain Storm MEADOWS IN EAST PUTNEY SUBMERGED Quick It:sc at Vernon and Rellows Falls Dams Ice Jams at Various Points Rrattleboro Streets Are Considerably Washed Island Park Covered. Moderate flood conditions prevad to day as a result of the unusually warm temperature and fog followed about 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon by an ex tremely heavy downpour which lasted but a few minutes. Tim total rainfall yesterday was .7( inch and the mercury rose to 00 degrees. Water in the brooks and small streams rose rapidly yesterday, the rise in Whet stone brook being particularly notice able late in the afternoon, but so far as could Ik seen here there was no notice able change iu the Connecticut river. During the night, however, the volume of river water increased and sometime uvini.-eu mmingnr ami -i o ciock tne ice in the river broke up and went out without causing damage. This morning Island Park was fully covered, the water oming to within abou three feet of the floor at Island Park pavilion. Eight feet of water was going over the f(M)-foot dam at the power station of tin Co. at Vermin, open. fticia4s two tect iu 24 Connecticut River Power with the 10 Hood gates said this was a rise of hours. When the bridge uis carrion away .uarcit ; last year 12 feet of water was flowing over the crest of the dam. 1 he general movement of iet caused several blockades, between the Vernon dam and Rellows Falls, the principal one being at the great meadows in East I utney. J here w as no water on the m-adows yesterday, but after the icy jammed this morning nearly all the iiwalkws were submerged with water ami hp, which camei up to within about 2' - feet of the track of the Roston .& .uaine rauroau, which is considers!) v 'higher than the rest of the land. Dur ing tne torenoon the water rose tour feet on the meadows, due to the jam below Not much damage has been done. At Rellows rails the water in . the tnnecticut river rose rapidly last night, and this morning it stood 12 feet deep on tht crest ot the dam. It had dronned about two feet at noon. This wan unus ually high water, although it has reached a depth of 20 feet at the crest of the (Continued on Page S.) ABOUT 150 TICKETS FOR BANQUET SOLD Secret a ry-Mana?er of West field ber of Commerce to Speak Brooks House Tonight. Cham- in About l."0 tickets have been sold for the Chamber of Commerce banquet which w ill Im served at the Brooks House tonight at o clock. About a third of those who will attend will be women. There will be singing, cornet and piano music t OliOW- ing the supper Bee H. Brow, secretary manager of the West field, Mass., Cham ber of Commerce, will speak. STANDARD OIB FIRE. Brooklyn Plant, Scene of Former Con flagration, Again Ablaze. NEW YORK, March Id. Fire broke out today in the Standard Oil Co. plant in Brooklyn which more than a year hu' was the scene of one of the biggest i:...... :.. tt... 1.1..4 -.c .1 i. I 1' ll I tinks nrn riMVir.( , l.jv.. v i .l,..lo,l o lav .m ln.iVi;'1:, hers WC m iiit-r in Liie iiistoiy o 1 tne t: :.. .11 i..i exphxled. In each case there was a dull!.,V ? report, but no concussion. The fire started ; .. 1.. . .: 1 . . : 1 : . . . . . 1 . 1 . 1. 1: : - IU 11 l lvl" UU I-L1I1 III lltljll LIM" IlUdlll IF) heated and vaporized. Tl,,. fl9,no , :nH,- Ki.rc!.,! 1,4 KnrrtwHt t'l. , ( the five burning tanks held W.'fKM) gallons e r.;i s-..n, ?,f ti,., -J. .,4i4x..-.r employ ..4 v.. . "I't j lieiping nremen lrencU more than a score I of nearby tanks with water, w hile others worked quickly to throw up sand dams and prevent the burning oil from spread ing. Steam also was used to choke off the tire. Pumps were started to work to draw oil from unexploiled tanks to other tank farms of the company in Bong Island City. PARACHl'TE JOIP RECORD. Four Men Jump 'Safely from Plane California. SACRAMENTO. Cal., March 10.- in A recoid in parachute jumping has been set at Mather field. Four army aviators leaped from the same plane vesterdav at an altitude of 2.000 feet, while a fifth aviator piloted the plane. Double para- cnutes. one tfm.iwn.l 41. ,1.t4. the other to the back were used. Just l.44J.W 4. 4,44. .,44.-4. UUV. before he jumped from, a wing of the plane each man loosened one parachute and the wind blew it open as the leap was made The second jmraehute was opened when the man wanted to lessen the speed of bis fall All landed safely. ANOTIIEK GREENFIELD BANK. Petition Filed for Third Commercial In- - " stitution There. GRI'l'NFlEM). March 10. A petition ifor a new national bank here has been j tiled with the controller of currency at Washington by Frank J. Rawler.' Thomas IR. Bawler. Fnrnk O. Wells. Lyman W. j Griswold and James B. Kennedy. A na tional bank examiner has been in town recently looking. over the banking situa tion, to determine whether or not there is a' necessity for a third commercial bank. THE WEATHER Fair Tonight and Tomorrow -Somewhat Colder. WASHINGTON, March 10. The weather forecast : Fair tonight and Fri da.Vi Somewhat northwest winds. colder tonight. Fresh AMILY QUARTET'S AGES AGGREGATE 357 YEARS MRS. AMANDA IIULING. wJ!!Mis r y vv - : jr N MRS. JANE BISHOP. Mrs. Amanda M. lluling. aged 0. Orson Thayer, aged 12. Mrs. Jane Bishop." aged M1. Mrs. Ellen. Hale, aged SO.' Combined ages- of three sisters and brother, 3.TT years. This is an unusual record for one family and it is 10 years more than the record of a Massachusetts and New York family quartet whose pictures recently appeared in a Boston newspajHT. Moreover, alj four of the persons men tioned above live within about six miles of each other in the towns of Guilford and Halifax, whereas the members of the other family referred to are widely sepa rated. Mrs. Hale, who is the wife of Orlen J. Hale, and Mrs. Bishop live at the Hale farm just over the Guilford line in Halifax, but they are a part of the Guil- I ford community, while Mrs. Hilling and Mr. Thayer are bona tide Guilford resi dents. i rpi... ,:i i .... . I,,,! f they were tKirn. their parents being lol. Ezra and Thirza (Sheldon) Thayer. Col. Ezra Thayer got his title from his con nection with an old militia company. There W ere other children in the family, whose ages at the time they died prove that tin family was one of unusual longe vity. lir instance, Mrs. Rosina Kings bury, a sister -who died three years ago in- Idaho, was !.; years old. A brother, L. Fayette Thayer, was Si when he died i ,,. ' . ciners in Sonierville. .Mass., in lOO.. two ...... ..i. .... .)... ....1 ;i'i.ii-i tint nut irui u an ui uin cu ni;r. ' i ri.t i . . i ? -..... i 1 lar" ' i .ver, wuo was uorn in vvas wounded in the Civil war and died in.-, i i iy in vii'ikiu. 7 i 1 11 lit E, 12th Wisconsin regiment. and became second lieutenant. Mrs. Sylvia A. (Thayer Whitney died in Guil 1 . . , u , . , - ,.. onuwr. a--).-, ai tue age 01 .-.. . Jlr"-liming was tNirn April I 4 l IT I " . 1 , Hiding ,0' he YflS tWJVC llnanTf her hT lius band being James Cook and her second ,..k.,.) M. 11,.!: I.. 41. husband Mr. Huhng. both Connecticut men. After Mr. Hilling's death she came to live at Mr. Hale's, later going to live with her daughter, Jennie R., wife of Wal ter C. Phelps of West Gitdiord, where she now lives and is active and in good health. She has another daughter. Miss Kstella . Cook, a stenographer' in Boston, j When Mrs. lluling was a baby she was carried on a pillow from West Marlboro to Pennsylvania, her father and mother going by horse and baggy to that state to . visit bis brother. Orson Thayer, the next oldest in the family, lives with his daughter. Mrs. S. Alice Thomas, wife of Merton A. Thomas of Weatherhead Hollow, 'Guilford.' He sustained a shock Jan. 11, but is improv ing and for the past few days has been I able to get out on the veranda, lie was Vi,i'.. "VVr.? . ulu ! tora Oct. l.i. .l,r - "" v.... ..v4. MlllMiCH . Ill . 11 (..F I J - J, f K.. .1 later taucFit school On June 1M, 1S14, he married Hannah' E. Allen of Whitingham, who died in Guilford -March 10, l'JOO. He moved to the Melendy farm in Weatherhead Hol low March .'k 170. and was there 15 years. Then he lived a yeajr in Guilford Center, two or three years in Hampden and Longnieadow, Mass., about five years ' in West Brattleboro, where for a time he. was in the blacksmith business, and then moved to- the Joseph Jacobs ' place iu Weatherhead Hollow, anil since the death ! of bis w ife be has lived with Mrs. Thomas. He has been selectman and lias held other j town offices. Mr. Thayer's' four surviving children are llervey D. Thayer, of West Rrattleboro. Leslie O. Thayer of Ber- nardston, Mass., Mrs. S. Alice Richmond of Guilford and Harry L. Thayer of Rrattleboro. He is a member of Broad Brook Grange of Guilford and lias been a farmer most of his life. Mrs. Jane Bishop w as 90 years old last mouth. She was born Feb.;13, 1S.'1. and remained in Marlboro until her marriage to Joseph Bishop of that town. They went to Meriden, Conn"., where Mr. Bishop was employed as a machinist and where be died. Soon after her husband's death Mrs. Bishop came to live with Mr. and Mrs. Hale. Which vvn nhnnt 17 vaoiK) 'Her two children died in infancy. j Mrs, Ellen Hale was born March 2-, I- - a : :-" u? ' I ' J - -v '., :?.s . r i X -s JF , H.y . a : - i ii i 'I rtl i n Hi Trrril ORSON THAYER. MRS. ELLEN HALE. SMOKES- PIPE IN FACE OF M Traveling IJIan Falls Oyer Precipice and Lands Astride Stump BRATTLEBORO MAN COMES TO RESCUE Telephone Lineman .ttaches Rope to Tree and Pulls Bullard to Tlace of Safety Incident of West River Fresh et Witnessed by Crowd. (,-tlecial to The Reformer.) WEST TOWXSIIEND, March 10. The, breaking up of West river caused one very excitable adventure on the ledges near the highway a few rods from H. E. Post's bouse, which might have proved a serious accident. Although not amusing to the victim, it caused much merriment to the onlookers. Ralph Bullard of Holyoke, Mass., a traveling salesman for the drygoods firm of Rathbun Co. of Ftiea. N. Y, was on the train coming up the line and was one of the passengers to transfer over the washout. lie was told he, " could save time by making a snort cut up' over the hill to the main road. When near the top of the rocks his foot slipped and he found himself astride a stump. Had be gone any further ha would have fallen many feet-to the high way below. . ' . It was' impossible to retrace bis steps as he w as surrounded by ice pn all sides. After he had been there half an hour "saving time." H. C. Stratton and wife came along to look at the high water. Glancing up, Mr. Stratton saw the man anchored on the rock deliberately smok ing Ids pipe, and called out: "What are you in pursuit of if" "My life!" tragically replied Mr.. Bullard. Mr. Stratton took in the situation and sent for a rope. A good-sized crowd had gathered to see the excitement, among them Jilorris O'Donuell of Brattleboro. a telephone lineman, nad several small boys. ' Making a circuit around the top of the hill. Mr. O'Donnell fastened the rope to a tree, letting himself down the length of. the rope. The boys then untied the rope, which Mr. O'Donnell threw to the man below; having first secured one end to a tree. , Mr. Bullard. getting a firm grip, looked up to Mr. O'Donnell. "Are you ready?" inquired the "'traveling man.- "Are you sure you are ready? Have you got a good bite. Ix-cause you have a 200-pound weight to pull up?" After one or two shifts both landed safely at the top of the, ledge,-where Mr. Dullard expressed his gratitude to his res cuers. On reaching Grout & Dean's store he dried his clothes, made himself present able and went on his way rejoicing, thinking doubtless that "All's well that ends well." ' ' , 1S41. She lived at home, until she was 22 years old. when she married Orlen J. Hale, Jan. 1, 165, and went to live on the old Hale homestead. This always has been Mr. Hale's home -with the exception of a year in Pennsylvania and a year in Brattleboro. They carry on the well- known Hale farm. They bave had no A ' - ft: - .S'- - V i ' ' GER CUIIHLCI1. .1.