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BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, SATURDAY EVENING. MAY 21, 1921.
VOL. 9. NO. 71.
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GANG OF WHITES
; ATTAGKNEGROES
Believed One Is Killed and
Thrown Overboard on
Schooner
FIERCE FIGHT
ON VESSEL'S DECK
Whites Ihive Negroes from Hunks at
Point of Revolver All Negroes Badly
Beaten Search Will Be Made for
Missing Man's Body.
PORTLAND, Me.. May 21. .Tames
Walker, 4.1. colored, and a member of the
crew of the schooner Mary W. Ilarrett,
is missing and is believed to have been
killed and thrown overboard when a gang
of more than a dozen white men descended
nxn the craft early today and attacked
five Negro sailors after they had been
driven from their bunks to the deck at
the point of a revolver.
A desperate fight took place on d-ck
and the Negroes were liadly beaten, while
one of them barely saved himself from
being hurled into tlie hold. When the
encounter was over Walker could not be
found and as soon as the schooner has
discharged more of her cargo of coal she
will be moved away from the wharf to
permit search for the body.
WILL REPEAL EXCESS
PROFITS PROVISIONS
Senate Finance Committee Favors It
Alwut Evenly Divided on Gen
eral Sales Tax.
WASHINGTON. May 21. A canvass
of the finance committee of the senate yes
terday revealed a situation that forecasts
with practical certainty the repeal of the
excess profits provisions of the present tax
laws, a lowering of the higher rates of
surtax on large incomes, and probable
failure of the sales tax as a ubstitute rev- i
emu- raising measure.
The committee, it was learned, is about
evenly divided on the subject of a general
sales tax. Sentiment in its favor has in
creased since the committee began hear
ings early this month. At that time there
were probably but two men on the com
mittee Smodt (Utah) and Watson
(Ind.t who openly advocated it. Since
then there have been changes in the atti
tude of members of the committee, both
Republican and Democratic.
3,000 GUESTS AT
MOUNT HOLYOKE
Pay Tribute to Mary E. Woollcy Over
tho Top In Drive for $100,000
Endowment.
SOUTH II ABLE Y. Mass., May 21.
Faculty, alumnae ami undergraduates, of
.Mount (loi'oke college joined todnv mi
a tribute to Miss Mary K. Woolley on,
the occasion of the 2 t h aniversary of
her inauguration as president. Gradu
ates who returned to their alma mater
for the event and special guests num
bered more than .'I.oih).
Completion of the SKHi.Ooil fund raised
bv the faculty for the endowment of
the president's chair was announced. A
total of KlOl.O.-.!) was obtained. It will
1 ! known as ' Mary K. WooVJev fund.
Universalist Church
Rev. Edwin P. Wood Pastor.
Sunday, May 22.
..",( a. m. Divine worship with sermon
by the pastor. Subject, The Gates
of the Temple.
11.1.".
a.m. Sunday school.
7.:;i
p. m. Y. P. U. service in charge
of Miss Ruth Dugan anil Miss Julia
Park. Chapter L!ti will be reviewed.
DANCE
Festival Hall
TONIGHT
Snow's Orchestra
Ladies . . 35c
Gentlemen 65c
Including War Tax
Probably one of the most ex
pensive entertainments achieved
for the public since Caesar plated
the arena with silver for the de
light of the Roman jiopulace is I).
W. Griffith's mammoth motion pic
ture spectacle
"Way Down East"
to be seen at the Auditorium at a
date to be announced later.
The time consumed in picturiz
ing four seasons of the year ten
months and over together with
the keeping on payrolls of such a.
large number of workers and
actors, together with the enormous
outlay to secure the remarkable
photographs of the break-up of the
ice in the Connecticut river gorges,
represents an actual expenditure of
more than eight hundred thousand
dollars. The auditing of the pro
duction was done by Price, Water-,
house and Company, of New York,
and anyone sufficiently interested
can get these facts by application
to that internationally Jinown firm
of accountants.
BUTTER SELLING FOR
t 26 J CENTS FOUND.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 21.
Butter is selling here for the lowest'
wholesale price in five years. Yes
terday it dropped to 26 :2 cents a
pound. A year ago it retailed at 65
to 70 cents.
ANOTHER PORTLAND
HIGH SCHOOL BURNS
Incendiary' Suspected as Six Buildings
Burn Within Year Two
Firemen Injured.
ITlRTLAXD, Me., May 21. Two fire
men were probably fatally burned and
others suffered serious injuries today
in a fire which destroyed the main build
ing of the Dceriiiir b'ch school with a
loss of more than SIiio.ihmi. Falling cop
ing and brick caused several injuries.
The fire is believed to have been of in
cendiary origin. A new wing to the
building erected in WV.l was damaged
comparatively little, but nothing was
saved from the old structure, which
housed a library of more than 3,HH vol
umes. This is the second school build
ing burned in Portland within a few
weeks and six have been burned within
a year.
PRINTERS DECLARE
FOR OPEN SHOPS
Fiffv Buffalo Firms Refuse Union
De
mauds for Shorter Week Bar
All I'nion Dealing.
BUFFALO. X. V., Mav 21. Two hun
dred and fifty printing plants here rej
resenting !0 per cent of the city's pro
ductive capacity have announced an
agreement to maintain open shop and
operate on a basic 48-hour week. Un
ion demands, the announcement says,
are entirely unjustified bv existing eco
nomic conditions and the agreement
pledges that ." tirms are not Uv enter
agreements with any labor organization
covering hours, wages or conditions of
employment.
MARINE WORKERS'
STRIKE IS OVER
Tentative Agreement Reached Between
Engineers and Shipping
Board.
WASHINGTON. May 21. A tentative
a.gTevjment has been reached between
marine engineers and the shipping hoard
it was learned todav after a conference
between Secretary Davis and Chairman
Benson of the shiping board. Its na
ture was not divuleed.
Admiral Benson will submit the pro
posal to ship owners and it was ex
pected that the agreement would be
signed some time today by representa
tives of the engineers here and the ship
ping hoard heads.
MARTIAL LAW DECKXRED.
Major Davis IHaced in Charge of West
Virginia War Zone.
WILLIAMSON. V. Va.. May 21.
Miniro couutv. tb scene of many shoot
ings along the West Virginia-Kentucky
ii,ter miring the past eiaht days, was
placed under martial law last night and
Maj. T. B. Davis, acting adjutant -gen
eral ot West Virginia, dtsianatea in- me
governor to take charge of the situa
tion growing out of the recent disorders
along the Tug river.
According to reports received here, the
village of Mcrrimac. V. Ya.. was tired
on during the day from t Kentucky
hills. Only a few shots were directed
into the town, the reports said. Several
workmen, employed in r-nring a motor
at the White Star Mining company, it
was said,-were in 'e line of fire, lhey
abandoned the motor and took to the
mountains, according to the advi'-es.
Centre Congregational Church
Rev. Herbert P. Woodin. D. I., Pastor.
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Sundiy, May 22.
10.H0 a. m. Subject of sermon,1 The
.Man with a Handicap.
12.00 ni. Sunday school.
7.00 p. m. Meeting of the young peo
ple in the chapel.
Odd Fellows Temple
Tuesday, May 24. at T.'SO p. m. Reg
ular meeting oi uennis ucoeKau louge
RetMii'ts of the assembly will be eiven.
Wednesday. May 2." Walt party by
Dennis Rebekah lodge. Snow's orches
tra. Admission .r." cents. Extra ladies
... cents. All. are welcome.
Knights of Columbus Mall
Sunday. May 22 Members of Leo
Council. No. 017, Knights of Columbus
are invited to attend an exemplification f
the third degree at Turners Falls at -.'$1
p. in.
Tuesday, May 24 Regular meeting of
Brattleboro lodge, fXK5, Loyal Order of
Moose.
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RESUME TROLLEY
SERVICE IN ALBANY
Traction Company Operates
Despite Violence of
Strikers' Mob
NIGHT OF DISORDER
AND GREAT VIOLENCE
Ten Persons Injured In Fight Cars
Partially Wrecked Police Stoned as
They Charge on Rioters Imported
Crews Object of Attack.
ALBANY, N. Y., May 21. Trolley
service was resumed at the usual hour
today after a night of disorders attend
ant upon the strike of employes of the
United Traction company called nearly
four months ago. At least 10 persons
were injured, two of them seriously.
Wild scenes were enacted soon after
nightfall. Crowds congregated in the
business section and attacked the cars
operated .by imported crews. Trolleys
were partly wrecked. Stones thrown from
the crowd shattered the windows of cars.
Passe'ers were hit by missiles. Some
persons were trampled ujkui and struck'
when iolice charged the crowds and po
lice officers themselves were targets fur
flying stones.
The rioting was renewed about !)
o'clock last night when a giant torpedo
exploded under a car operated by strike
breakers on State street, just above
Pearl.
Crowds of men and boys had gathered
at the coiner and the explosion was all
that was needed to start trouble. Police
men were rushed to the scene on horse
back and afoot but were iowerless to
curb the angry mobs, wlo resented the
driving of the jitneys off the streets.
Cars had run all day without molesta
tion, but after the torpedo explosion
their windows were smashed. trolley
wires, cut, trolleys pulled off. crews
driven from the cars, and it was only
with difficulty that the police saved theiii
from being beaten to death.
Public indignation has been aroused
by the action of the police in -stopping
the jitneys. This practically forced the
citizens to ride on the cars or walk. The
predominating sentiment seems to be
with the strikers and against the United
Traction oomiany.
Although seniles of jitney drivers were
arrested and their license plates taken
away, the streets were tilled with them
last night, operating in open defiance of
the Hiiice. llci-an- of the temper of the
mobs the police dared not interfere.
JAPANESE FAVOR
DISARMAMENT
Madam Ozakl Announces Result of 10,
ono post Card Vote In
Several Cities.
TDK ID. May 21. (Associated l'ress.1
People of .Japan have -Imwn themselves
to be in favor of restrictions of arma
ment, says Madam Ozaki. wife of the
leader iM the campaign auain-t militar
ism in da pan. Her statement is based
upon results of a post card votw taken
in cities where Mr. aki has spoken re
cently in his cainimi'.'n araiiist arma
ment. ' So far out of IG.Ooo cards re
ceived !WJ percent are in favor of an
arrangement looking to disarmament.
five per cent were against such an
agreement and the rest are uncertain."
Madam Ozaki Paid.
Gas light can be traced back more than
'(Ml years, but it was not until the begin
ning ot the last century that practical
lighting was introduced.
Methodist Episcopal Church
Rev. C. C. Chayer Pastor.
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Sunday, May 22.
KOO a.m. Theme: The Christian
Measure of Life.
12.00 in. Sunday school. The All
Men's class has challenged the com
bined ladies' organized classes to a
membership and attendance contest
to begin June ."" and last for two
months; also the men's class at
Waterbury and the one at White
River Jifnetion. A start now will
help us win.
r."0 p. in. Epworth League.
7..v.0 p. m. Evening service. Sermon :
The Utility of Christ.
Monday evening, 8 o'clock Meeting of
the church cabinet at the parsonage.
Tuesday evening, S o'clock Meeting of
Sunday school board in league room.
Friday evening, 7.."0 o'clock Prayer
meeting in, the vestry. .
A meeting of the Attainers elacs will be
held in the home of Mrs. William Miller,
2 Highland street, Wednesday, May 25,
at 7.30 p. m.
CHILD HEALTH j
EXHIBIT PLANNED
j
Will Be Held in Festival Hall June 11
Baby Clinic, Ventriloquist, Booths
nnd Other Features.
Arrangements are being made for a
child heaith -exhibit in Festival hall
Tuesday, dune 11, under the direction
of Mrs! Lucy Wells Lazcll, public health
nurse of Brattlelniro nchool 'district No.
2, and Miss Klizabeth Harvey, child wel
fare nurse of -the Mutual Aid associa
tion. ... v , , , . I
A baby clinic will be conducted in
connection with the exhibit. "Happy,"
a health ventriloquist, has been engaged
to entertain the children, and there will
be other features in the way of enter
tainment. Frank O. Kreager, assistant
director of the Junior Achievement bu
reau of the Kastern States League in
Springfield, Mass.. will be present with
a demonstration class. Snow's orches
tra will furnish music.
The exhibit will be free to the public
and will be open all day and evening.
There will be booths for the pale of
food, home-made candy, ice-cream,
grabs, tea and soft drinks, and these
will be conducted by different organiza
tions. The Woman's club will have the
food table, the Business and Profes
sional Women's club w iU have the
grabs and the Parochial school will
have the home-made candy. Plans for
the others have not been completed.
An orthopedic exhibit will be put on
by the Dunham Bros. Co., the Sunshine
Biscuit Co., will have a display of
health cookies, the Bed Cross will have
a lxoth and there will be a lxoth for
recruit ins student nurses, in charge of
nurses from the Memorial hospital.
Kr a day or two previous to the ex
hibit public health films will be shown
at the local moving picture houses.
SITE FOR MORGAN
STATUE LOCATED
II. R. Lawrence, C..C. Stillman of New
York and Government Committee
of Three Visit Middlebury Farm.
Harry It. Lawrence has returned from
Middlebury. where he sf'iit three days
with C. C. Stillman of New York ami a
committee of three appointed by the gov
ernment department of agriculture in
making the annual examination of the
government farm.
While at the farm the men and Mr.
Roth. dsigner and maker of a bronze
statue which is to lie placed on the farm
in celebration of the 100th anniversary
of Justin Morgan, located and staked
out the site of the statue. The dedica
tion of the statue will take place late in
October, when it. is expected that many
eminent horse men. the secretary of the
United States 'department of agriculture,
and others will be present.
The men also appraised the horses be
longing to the estate of H. R. C. Watson
of Brandon.
PAYING LAST
HONORS TO WHITE
Government Activities Susjwndcd and
Flags at Half Mast During
Funeral Hour.
WASHINGTON. May 21. The whole
nation, as represented by its government,
joined today in paying last honors to its
late chief justice. Kdward Douglass
White. By order of the President all
activities in the executive department
were suspended for the funeral set for lO
o'clock and will remain suspended all day.
: The senate stood adjourned until Monday
.and all courts of the city were in recess.
' Tho funeral, private by request of the
family, wass arranged in no sense as an
'official occasion, but the position which
Hie chief justice held in the affairs of the
country made it impossible to eliminate
what amounted to official mourning. Sim
1 ultaiieously with the hour of the funeral
President Harding ordered that the Ameri
ican flag, wherever flown, be half masted,
aud that a funeral salute of 17 gnus he
! fired at American military and naval
bases throughout the world.
THE WEATHER
Fair Tonight aud Sunday Continued
Warm.
WASHINGTON, May 21. The
weather forecast: Fair and continued
warm tonight and Sunday. Light to mod
erate southwest winds.
First Baptist Church
Rev. Clark T. Brownell Pastor.
Sunday, May 22.
10.U0 a. m. Iorning worship. Sermon,
Religious Movements.
11.45 a.m. Bible school.
7.."0 p. m. Evening service. Subject,
A Great Highway.
Tuesday, 7.o0 p. m. Christian En
deavor society meeting.
Friday, 4 p. m. Junior Endeavor. 7.30
p. in. Regular church prayer meeting.
Christian Science Church
First Church of Christ, Scientist. Sun
day services at 10.4.1 a. m. and
7."0 i. m. Subieet. Soul and Body.
Wednesday evening testimonial meeting
at 7.4.. Reading room open rtaily, ex
cept Sundays, Wednesday evenings and
legal holidays, from 12 to 1, 3 to f, and 7
to 0 o'clock. All are welcome. Emerson
building, Elliot street.
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BANDITS HOLD UP
I TRAIN
Keep Crew and Railroad
Detectives Under
Guard
SEIZE $70,000
BOOTY AND ESCAPE
Silk, Shoes, Clothing and Automobile
Tires Taken Load Good on Six Mo
tor Trucks and Make Off in the Di
rection of Buffalo.
BUFFALO, X. Y., May 21. Twenty
masked and armed men held up a freight
train on the Sanborn branch of tho New
York Central railroad near North Tona
wanda early today and carried away silk,
shoes, clothing, automobile tires and
other freight estimated to be worth $70,
000. The train was held for half an hour.
Half the bandit covered the crew and
railroad detectives who were on the
train as guard while others loaded the
goods into six motor trucks. The ban
dits headed for Buffalo with their loot.
Big Mail Robbery on Train.
SACRAMENTO, Cal.. May 21. While
lolke officers were scouring the country
for a bandit who held up the mail clerk
of an eastbouud Southern Pacific train
near here last night and obtained several
bags of mail. iostoffiee authorities were
endeavoring to estimate the Joss. They
said the roblery was one of the first in
which the reward of $.i,O00 offered by the
lost master general for mail robbers
'"dead or alive" would be in effect.
TER3I ANGLING
IS INTERPRETED
State Fish aud Game Commissioner Tells
What it Means New Law Pamph
lets to Be Issued Soon.
State Fish and Game Cimmissioner
H. P. Shehhui. at the reouest of tountv
Warden E. H. Metcalf of Brattleboro, has
interpreted the definition of angling in
the fish and game laws as follows: "One
line only, one hook to a line, may be used
when fishing from the 'shore, and two
lines, on hook to thtl line, when fishing
from a Imat."
All fishermen are warned that they
must hereafter fish only in 'strict com
pliance with this provision of the law.
Commissioner Sheldon also announces
that the new law pamphlets are now in
the printer's hands and will be ready for
distribution in a week or so. Notice of
their arrival at the town clerk's office in
Brattleboro will be given in The Re
former, so that all sportsmen will know
when they can get their books.
The county permit to take coarse fish,
especially suckers, by methods other
than angling, expired May 20. and from
now on spears, snares, naked hooks and
other illegal devises will be under the
ban of the law. The only legal way to
take auy fish now. except minnows for
la it. is by hook and line, with bait on
the hook, and this remains true until
ice orms. after which certain fish may
be taken by tipups during the rest of the
open season for those fish.
Everyone is again reminded that the
temporary receipts issued by town clerks
liefore the regular fishing ami hunting
license blanks arrived, must be exchanged
for the regular licenses at once. The
commissioner has announced June 15 as
the limit dato for making such exchange.
Another thing to remember is that
horned pouts cannot be lioueht or sold
between May l-"i and June ISO; also that
it is always illegal to buy or sell any
kind of trout or salmon or black bass at
any time, and the buyer is liable to just
as much fine as is the seller; also it is
well to remember that the. open season
for taking black bass does not begin un
til July 1 under the new law.
UK. WILLIAM A. BROOKS DIES.
Surgeon Was Noted Harvard Athlete and
Coach.
BROOK LINE. Mass., May 21. Dr.
William Allen-Brooks, a surgeon of wide
reputation, wlun in the 'SO's was a Har
vard football player and oarsman, died
of heart disease yesterday at his private
hospital here. Death overtook hnu while
he slept. He was ,7 years of age. He
graduated from Harvard Medical school
in 1V.)1.
Dr. Brooks! was at one time head coach
of the Harvard football team, and for
many years he re f creed the Yal-Prince-ton
games.
During the influenza epidemic of 101S
he was an active head of the campaign
to defeat it in his state. As chief sur
geon of the Massachusetts guard he or
ganized the first medical unit sent to the
relief of Halifax after the explosion
there in 1017. In January, 1011, he ac
cepted the josition of snrgeon-in-chief of
St. Elizabeth's hospital in Boston.
GREAT HONORS FOR SIMS.
England Will Give Much Attention to
American Naval Official.
LONDO, Tay 21. Rear Admiral
William S. Sims, former commander of
the American naval forces in the war zone,
who is due in England on the liner Cedric
tomorrow on a visit to receive a degree of
doctor of laws from Cambridge univer
sity, will be the recipient of more official
honors than perhaps were ever extended
to an American naval officer in this coun
try. There are very few blank spaces in
the program arranged by the admiralty
covering the admiral's stay.
SURVEY OF AGRICULTURE.
Senate Committee Favors Bill Authoriz
ing It.
WASHINGTON, May 21. The sen
ate committee on agriculture ordered a
favorable report yesterday on the Len-root-Strong
resolution authorizing a gen
eral survey of agriculture and related
matter? by a joint commission . of the
senate and house to be composed of five
members from each body,, three of them
Republicans and two Democrats.
H
SMITH PROFESSOR ,
DECLARED SUICIDE.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass., May 21.
The certificate of death of Miss
Mary M. Hopkins, associate profes
sor of astronomy at Smith college,
which wan tiled with the city clerk
today by Medical Examiner Brown,
states that MLss Hopkins's death was
due to poison taken with suicidal in
tent. . Miss Hopkins died last
Wednesday in a hospital here.
QUESTIONS ARISE
' REGARDING CURFEW
No Hokus-Pokus Schemes of Evasion lo
Be Countenanced Birth Records
Available for . Police.
Sinpe the announcement yesterday by
the village commissioners) that the cur
few adopted at the annual village meet
ing would go into effect tomorrow night,
three blasts of the fire alarm at K.50
o'clock being the signal for the kiddies
to dig for home unless authorized to re
main out, some questions have arisen
w-hy-b have caused the commissioners to
think that certain bovs and girls under
1( years of age intend to circumvent the
ordinance if iossible. In discussing this
phase of the matter with a Reformer
representative this forenoon jjhairman E.
W. Gibson of tho commissioners said that
while it would take a little time to get
the ordinance working smoothly it vas
the intention of the commissioners to
have it reasonably enforced and that no
hocus-pocus schemes of evasion would
be countenanced.
T'nless accompanied by parents or
guardians or some authorized person
children under 1(5 will not be permitted
to remain for the second jerformance at
the moving picture theatres without writ
ten permission, and a new permit will be
necessary for each time a child is to at
tend after 0 o'clock. A general permit
to remain out whenever a child desires
will not answer. -
If a police officer is in doubt as to the
aee of a boy or girl and has reason to
think a boy or girl is giving an incor
rect statement he will consult the birth
records. A penalty is provided for vio
lation of the ordinance.
The police appreciate the fact that the
length of a girl's skirt cannot longer be
taken as a guide in determining her age.
MARLBORO MAN
ON PROBATION
Adjudged Guilty of Malicious Mischief in
Connection with Fence Cutting
-Sentence Suspended.
Walter Porter of Marlboro, who for
many years has lived in II. C. Warren's
family in Marlboro and has been known
as George Warren, entered a plea of nolo
contendere through his counsel. Attorney
K. W. Gibson, in the municipal court
yesterday afternoon to the charge of ma
licious mischief, brought by State's At
torney Harold L. AWiitney. He was ad
judged guilty by Judge F. D. E. Stowe
and was sentenced to not less than (0
days' nor more than JH) days' imprison
ment, but the imprisonment was sus
Iended and the resiondent was placed
on probation for one year.
State's Attorney Whitney claimed
that Porter had caused more or lest
trouble in Marlboro and that recently
he cut a wire fence belonging to Gilbert
Stanley and that previously he threat
ened to break Stanley's neck. Counsel
for Porter denied that Porter did the ac
tual Tutting of the feuce, but did not
deny that the resondeiit was present
when the cutting was done. It was
claimed that the threat to break Stanley's
neck was made because Stanley was call
ing Mrs. arrea names.
In the forenoon a plea of not guilty
was entered for Porter, and it was
planned to draw a jury in the afternoon
HOADLEY'S CAR
CROWDED OFF BANK
Brattleboro Party Severely Shaken Fp
and Top of Automobile Smashed on
Way to Montpelier.
J. A. Hoadley, Alfred C. Wyman. W. B.
Keeley and Ieonard Muir of this town
and William Harbutt of Putney received
a severe shaking up and Mr. Hoadley 's
Premier automobile was damaged early
yesterday afternoon, when the car was
crowded off the road and -down an em
bankment at the top of a hill on a sharp
turn north of South Koyalton.
" The men were on their way to Mont
pelier to attend a meeting of Mount Sinai
Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. The
car was driven out on its own power, and
the men continued their trip. Some f the
men returned by train, but Mr. Hoadley
remained to have repairs made on his
automobile, which he planned to drive
home today.
The top of the automobile was torn off
and the windshield was broken.
STOP MAKING CIGARETTES.
Fnitcd Brethren Pledge Church to Pro
hibition of Their Use.
INDIANAPOLIS. May 21. Provisions
condemning modern dancing and the
teaching of dancing in public schools;
the use or manufacture of cigarettes
and all forms of gambling, were in
cluded in resolutions adopted today by
delegates to the 28th general conference
of the United Brethren church. The
clause referring to cigarettes included
a declaration providing that the church.
Us a body, consecrate itself to the work
ot bringing about aDsoiuie proamnion
of the sale, use and manufacture of
tliera in the United States.
Congress was urged to pee that the
Volstead act is strictly enforced in a
resolution passed late today. The with
drawal of the United States flag and
representative from any nation allow
ing the manufacture and sale of iutoxi
cants was suggested as a means of
bringing about ' world wide prohibition.
NO INCREASE IN BENEFITS.
Boot and Shoe Workers' Union Kill
Proposition in Committee.
ST. LOUIS. May 21. The general of
ficers of the Boot and Shoe Workers'
union have been re-elected at the clos
ing session of the 15th biennial conven
tion and Montreal was chosen for the
next assembly. A proposal to increase
the dues and the strike and sick bene-,
fits of the organization was killed in
committee. t
SPECIAL SCHOOL
MEETING CALLED
Temporary Building Needed
to Relieve Existing
Congestion v
WOULD REQUIRE
NOT OVER $5,000
Plan Is to Erect Building on Land Ad
jacent to High School Building to Care
for, Two Grades and Teacher Training
Course Meeting June 1.
Congestion in the high school build
ing has made it seem wise to the pruden
tial committee of school district No. 2
to call a special school meeting to ee
about erecting a temporary building., The
committee issued a warrant today for a
special meeting to be1 held in the high
school room Wednesday evening, June 1,
at 8 o'clock, when the situation will be
explained in detail to the voters.
There are three articles in the war
rant, the third being the usual one relat
ing to "other business." The first and
second are as follows;
"To see if the district will vote to in
struct the prudential committee to build
and equip a temporary schoolhouse on
land adjacent to the high school building,
for the purpose of accommodating two
or more of the grades." and . to provide
room for a teacher training course, to re
lieve the congestion now existing in the
high school building.
"To see if the district will appropriate
a sum of money, not to exceed $5,000,
for the purpose of paying for the erec
tion of said school building and equip
ping the same."
The plan which the committee has in
mind is to erect a building either on the
rear part of the school ground or on land
which the district rents of C. I Stickney
for additional playground purposes. It
would care for the seventh and eighth
grades which now occupy rooms in the
high school building, also the teacher
training course which the committee re
cently decided to establish next year, for
which a sufficient number of students al
ready has been secured. The building
(Would not care for the grades now traar
jtered in the Fleming house on Grove
street.
j So great is the congestion in the high
school building that the natural increase"
j in the number of children in the district
demands additional ouarters. not to men-
tion the tuition pupils from the town dia
' i i. ... i - i .
irici aiui eisewnere wuoin n is oewrea 10
accommodate.
J At first the committee thought one of
i the houses on the Ilines property, which
jthe district owns,, might be refitted for
(this purpose and the building was exam
ined by Fred C. Brown. It was found
that large expense would be involved and
. tho building still not be fully satisfactory,
i The committee then considered buying
Ja portable building, but found that a new
( building could be erected at less than the
iOost of a portable building, while the in
come from rent of the house on the Hine
property would be sufficient to pay the in-
' torow on !a outfof T."Vv I - Z 4.
was decided to put the question up to the
voters. . - . . ...
It is hoped some time to have a new
high school building on the Ilines prop
erty, but the committee feels that the
present is not the time to consider 6uch a
proposition.
PRESBREY-LELAND
MANAGER SECURED
Wm. S. Martin to Come Here Next
Week from Westerly, R. I. Has Wida
Experience in Granite Work.
William S. Martin, who for 20i years
has been with the Smith Granite .Co.. ot
Westerly, R. L. part of the time as man
ager, has notified the officer of the Pres-brey-Leland
Quarries, Inc.. owners of the
West Dummerston granite quarry, that
he has accepted the offer to come here as
manager of the Presbrey-Leland con
cern's AVcst Dummerston business. H
is expected to arrive here Monday and
for the present he will have headquarters
at the Brooks House. Ilia family will
come here later.
Mr. Martin came here recently with
Mr. Presbrcy and other officials of the
company, visited the quarry and looked
over the situation in general and be wan
very favorably impressed with the out
look. He is a man of wide experience
and special ability in managerial capa
city. The company expects to receive its
transformer within a few days and when
that is put in place other machiuery will
have been set so that operations can b
begun without delay.
A contract has just been concluded for
a soldiers' monument in Arlington, N.
J. It will require four carloads of gran
ite, some of which will require very fine
symbolic carvings and baa relief work.
60 ATTACKS ON SOLDIERS.
Much Violence During Past Week In Ire
, . land. ;
DUBLIN. Mav 21. An official review
of the week, issued by the Dublin Castle
authorities, says the crime statistics were
exceptionally large. There "were tiO at
tacks on. the crown forces, while the po
lice suffered Ev casualties, of which 23
resulted in death. Most of the attacks
occurred on the day following the elec
tion for the Southern . Irish parliament,
and. according to. the. reveiew, were the
outcome of a plan long prearranged.
i During the week there were, T2 raids
on the mails and . 12 attacks on police
barracks. The number of persons iu
terned now totals 3,0.'iG.
LOWER PAY FOR CARPENTERS.
Haverhill Building Workers Accept 10
Per Cent Cot.
IIAVERniLL, Mass., May 21. A
wage Hcale calling for a 10 per cent re
duction was agreed to today by carpen
ters, electricians, painters and sheet met
al workers after weeks of negotiation
with the masters, who sought a 20 per
cent cut. The new wage is effective at
once.
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