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THREE CENTS BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, TUESDAY EVENING. MAY 31,' 1921. TRIAL OF BAD PAIR OPENS AT DE Sacco and Vanzetti Charged With Murder of Paymas ter and Guard FACTORY PAYROLL OF $16,000 STOLEN Special Detail of Officers Guarding Court House 500 Talesmen, Drawn From Which Jury Will Be Drawn Defense Will He an Alibi. DEDIIAM, Mass., May 'It.- Niecola Sacoo fif Stoughton and Bartolomew Vanzetti of Plymouth were placed on trial in the Norfolk county superior court today on the charge of murder of Frederick A. l'arinenter, a shoo factory paymaster, and Alessandro Berardclli. a guard, at South Braintree in April, 1!H!(. Parmen-tf-r was robbed of the factory payroll of SKi.OOO. Various organizations through out the country have contributed to a de fense fund for Sacco and Vanzetti. The defense will offer an alibi for both men and will contend that they were ar rested on this charge merely because of their known radical activities. A special detail of deputy sheriffs and police guarded the court room and court house. All spectators were excluded dur ing the examination of the prospective jurors. A special panel of M) talesmen had been drawn from which to select the jury and about one-third of these were called to report today. Tle two defendants, Sacco, who came from the Dedlmm jail, and Vanzetti from the state prison, greeted each other warmly when they met at the court house. RECLAIMED FARMS FLOODED BY BREAK 500 People In Path of Water Warned In Time to Escape Heavy Damage to Farms. WOODLAND. Wash.. May .'il Re tween 4K) and oOi) persons, fanners and their families, were believed today to hay,e escaied to safety as the result of warning given last night when a dike near here, protecting a reclaimed farm area of 12.MM) acres, broke under pres sure of flood waters from the Columbia river. Damage to farm property war esti mated at $3IH),00. The pumping station at l'urch Slough was swept, away M0 minutes after the dike broke. An area nine miles long and two or three miles wide was inundated. Preparations have been made for the accommodation here of the refugees. The pressure of the ris ing water tore a hole (JO feet wide in the dike. FOUR SOLDIERS KILLED. Several Others Wounded in Attack While Marching. CORK. May ill. Four soldiers were killed, two mortally wounded and 12 slightly wounded when they were attacked today while marching from the Youghal barracks to the rifle range. get small dividend. Depositors in Prudential Trust Co. lowed 22 1-3 Ter Cent. Al liOMU.V .May ,u. l'aymcnt ot a dividend ot 22 l-'i per cent to depositors in the savings department of Prudential Trust Co., which has been closed several months, was authorized by superior court today. During the past two years the wh parliament lias passed more Rrit bills into law than in any other ten its history. years of DHAM Direct to the Auditorium from its Record-Breaking Run of 30 Weeks in Boston. D. W. GRIFFITH His Real Masterpiece Owing to cost, length of production and iron-bound contracts, "Way Down East" will never be shown at less than first-class theatre prices. Free Public Lecture On Christian Science By John C. Lathrop, C. S. B. Member of The Board of Lectureship of The Mother Church The First Church of Christ, Scientist VHP""' ' n Boston, Massachusetts . - I "r?""" Z Will Be Given by First Church of Christ, Scientist BRATTLEBORO, Vt. In the Auditorium, Thursday Evening, June 2 at 8 o'clock, standard time The Public Is Cordially. Invited ' MRS. NOTT INDULGES IN ANOTHER BREAKDOWN. BRIDGEPORT, Conn., May 31. Mrs. Ethel Nott. on trial for the murder of her husband on Aug. 29, last, broke down in court today as Daniel Ferguson, partner of the dead man in a social club, described in detail his identification of Nott's body nt the morgue. "Oh. don't talk of that." cried Mrs. Nott as Ferguson said there was a mark on Nott's forehead and that the back of the man's head had been taken away and that the brains were gone. Jndge Maltbie declared a recess until Mrs. Nott could re cover. Ferguson testified when attorneys for Mrs. Nott insisted that the state establish the corpus delicti in the case before using any of Mrs. Nott's statements at the Wade trial against Iter. The fart that George Nott was the man whose fody he saw at the morgue was established by Fergu son. FATE OF SCHOONER CREW IN DOUBT Nova Scotians I'nable to IiCarn Whether They Are Rescued from Foundered Vessel. HALIFAX. N. S., May .".1. The fate of the captain and crew of the Glouces ter schooner, Esperanto, winner of the international fisherman's race last fall, which foundered yesterday olT Sable Is land, was left still more in doubt today after receipt here of a message from the Sable Island station of. the marine and fisheries department. It is not clear from this message whether or not the schooner Klsie res cued the crew of the Esperanto. Hal ifax folk anxiously awaited arrival of the Elsie at some Nova Sr"--n port. I'nable to learn anything definite re garding the fate of the Gloucesterman Nova Seotians were inclined to ragard no news as good news here, today. Owners Get no Direct News. GLOUCESTER, Mass.. May 31. Still without, advices of their own today the local owners of the schooner Esper anto found in press despatches indica tions that Capt. Renhain and his crew of 2 men were safe, following the foun dering of the craft in Nova Scotian waters, it was believed that the Esper anto's crew were taken off by the schooner Elsie. It was Capt. Renham's first trip in command of the Esperanto. on which he sailed as a member of the crew that manned her for the races last fall. WASHINGTON KICKS AGAIN ABOUT OIL New Note Taking Exceptions to State ment of Dutch Government Sent to The Hague. WASHINGTON, May .11. Exceptions to the assertion of the Netherland govern incut t hat the I'nitcd States entered it' protest aganist the Dutch oil jtolicy in the Djainhi oil fields too late the operation of that policy is the American government in a which, it was announced today, despatched to The Hague. to affect taken by new note had been MEMORIAL DAY ACCIDENTS. Motorcyclist at Keene Rendered Uncon scious. KEKNK. N. H., May 31. Albert Don cett ot this city was seriously injured by being thrown from his motorcycle last night in Winchester street. lit was rendered unconscious and was un dergoing an operation late last night. 1 he caue of the accident is not known It it believed he was in collision with an automobile. Greenfield Child Hurt.1 GI'KKNFIKLI), Mass., May 31. Fran cis Strceter, young son of Mr. and Mrs, Francis Strceter, while riding his Li cycle yesterday morning in School street, fell as the machine slipped in front of a car with a New York num ber. The car passed over him, break ing a leg in two places. He was taken to the hospital in the car. The Greatest Picture Produc tion of All Times. Surpassing Even His Other Great Work, 'The Birth of a Nation." BOARD OF INQUIRY REPORTS TODAY Airplane Accident In Mary land Unavoidable On Ac Count of Storm SEVEN MEN KILLED IN THE CRASH Machine So Badly Wrecked it Gives No Clue to Cause of Accident Wreck age Is Burned rilot Not Held Re sponsible for Catastrophe. WASHINGTON". May 31. Lieut. Stanley Ames, pilot of the Curtiss-Eagle army airplane that crashed near Mor gantown, Mil., Saturday night with the loss of seven lives, is exonerated of blame in the report of the board of in vestigation submitted today. The acci dent, in the opinion of the board, of three army aviation officers, was un avoidable and was due to the storm into which the airplane ran while re turning from Langley field, Va, to the and Washington. The board yesterday visited scene, examined the wreckage listened to witnesses. Effort was made to learn whether the crash was due, to any defect in the design or equipment. The machine itself was so completely wrecked, however, that it was believed to have yielded no clue as to the cause of the disaster. The lmnrd yesterday completed its ex amination of the ruined machine ami made a .preliminary oral report to the fleet that -the crash was unavoidable. due to a severe electrical storm and that Lt; Stanley M. Ames, its pilot. ould not be blamed for the accident. Photographs of the wreeked plane, and of the field in which the crash oc curred, were taken yesterday for the use of the members of the board. After that the plane, which was wrecked be- voii'd boin of repair, was burned. On the return of the members of the board i to a-ihington, thev made an informal iral report to Major Seanlon. Major Seanloti informed Brig-den. William Mitchell that, he had received the in formal oral report, in effect , as fol low: - . First That the crash of the Eagle planer was due to the severe electrical storm it encountered near .Morgantown, Md. Second That Lieutenant Ames, the pilot, of the plane, could not be held in any 'way responsible for the accident. Third That an examination of the wrecked plauc showed its " rols were intact, with their wires still attached and ready for ibe. Fourth That the crash was appar ently due to a down current of air forcinu the plane violently to the ground. Fifth That the plane was not more, than l.lo feet from the ground when', the current struck it. and the board made no criticism of the fact that! Ames had brought the plane close to' tlie ground, the board being convinced; that he was endeavoring to land when he was driven suddenly t the ground. I Sixth That, the crash occurred in a lield fairly good for landing purposes j and this with the facts so far developed,: convinced the board that Lieutenant Ames was socking to make a landing in an effort to escape the fury of the storm and was forced down by air con-' ditions when the accident occurred. I In its investigation the members of. the lioard had to rely on the condition of the wrecked idane and on such test-itnrmv- of evewit nesses as could Ik ob tained and mainly on statements made by Lieutenant llinnerman. who seems to have been the most reliable eyewitness. FLORIDA BRYAN'S 1I0.MIL Acauires Iegal Residence Tlwre on Ac- count of Mrs. Bryan's Health. NEW YORK, May .?!. William Jennings Bryan will vote in Florida in the future. While here today he an nounced that his actual residence in that state would become his legal residence. He was influenced in making the change, he said, by the state of Mrs. Bryan's health. SIMS DOCTOR OF LWVS. Degree Conferred by University of Cam bridge Today. CAMBRIDGE, Eng.. May "1. Rear Admiral William S. Sims and the Prince of Wales received the degree of doctor of laws today at the University of Cam bridge. Both were given an enthusiastic reception by the -undergraduates. First Baptist Church Tuesday. May St. 7.30 p. m. Chris tian Endeavor meeting. Thursday, June 2. i a. m. Th Wom an s society win noiu a rummugc aic m the former Dr. Ilolton barn. Friday. June 3. 4 p. in. Junior En deavor; 4.30 Church prayer meeting. Methodist Episcopal Church Tuesday the official evening at 7.".0 Meeting of board. The Ladies Aid society will meet at the parsonage for a business meeting Wednes day at o p. m. Friday evening at 7.0 p. m. Devo tional meeting in the vestry. A service for every devout soul. Knights of Columbus Hall The L. C. B. A. will hold a food sale imd whist nartv from 3 to t Thursday afternoon in K. of C. hall. Tickets tlm enrrf nartv ITt cents. for Wednesday, June 1, at 7.30. Regular meeting of Protective Grange. The first and second degrees will be conferred. A cood attendance is desired. Special feat ures. Thursday. June 2. nt 7.30 p. m. Reg ular meeting of L. C. B. A. CHURCH FILLED AT LYNCH FUNERAL Body of Overseas Veteran Buried in St. Michael's Cemetery Company I and Legion Attend. The funeral of Corp. Francis. P. Lynch, whose body arrived here from France Saturday, wn JieUl esterday at lv o'clock in St. Michael's Human Cath olic church. The church was filled there being present 01 members of Com pany I, Vermont National Guard, of which Corp. Lynch formerly was a member in command of 1st Lieut. Charles A. E. Goodwin, and a large del cgation of members of Brattleboro post American lgioii, in command of Adjt. John J). Fowler. Many friends and rel atives also attended. Rev. James P. Hand officiated and Mrs. Katherine O 'Connor Weeks sans. Company I aeteu as escort, preceding the hearse to St. Michael's cemetery, while a firing squad from the company marched Iteside the hearse. The bear ers were Thomas Doyle, Patrick Doyle, Louis Dunlevy, David Carey, James Denning and Thomas Manning, members of the American Legion. At the com mittal service three volleys were fired by the iirinsr squad, consisting of Sergt. Richard Chamberlain, t."orp. Roliert Mauley, Corp. William Dolan, Corp. C. P. Goodwin. lvt. Francis Tlarwood, Pvt. Ralph Scribner. Pvt. Amos MeGee and Pvt. Leon MeGee, and taps were sounded by Bugler William Hart v. Anions those present were Mrs. Anna Shea, Miss Minnie Shea, Miss Theresa Shea. F.ugcne Shea. Mr. and Mrs. Wil bur Stone and Francis W. Stone, all of Holvoke, Mass., Mrs. Thomas Folev, Harold Foley and Carl Foley of Mitti ncague, Mass., and Miss Kate Foley and Michael Foley of Putney. OLD POLICEMEN WANT JOBS BACK Ask Governor Co to Reinstate Strikers In Boston Thoroughly Repent Their Act. BOSTON. May 31. A plea to Governor Cox for reinstatement of members of the Itoston olice force whose strike in September, 119, ob tained nation-wide notice, was made today in u letter signed by Michael Lynch, as president of a committee of the Boston Social club, the former police fraternal organization. The men have "repented in sack cloth and ashes." the letter declares. They believe they should be pardoned and restored to good standing not only on the force but also in the eyes of Hie people of Boston and of the I'nited States. "Whatever lack of judgment the old force may have been guilty of when they joined the union and a strike was called." the letter adds, "they have paiil for their indiscretion and have suffered for jt.a. no other body of men have ever been called on in suffer' for like action in the his tory of this country." PONZI ESCAPES TRIAL FOR PRESENT t,.npa M-prm to Federal Circuit Court Stands and Stops Proceedings In State Courts. BOSTON", May .11. Charles Ponzi 's trial in state court on charges of lar ceny was postponed indefinitely todav. i ins act i. ill ioliowcd announcement bv Federal Judge Dale that he would not vacate an appeal to the circuit court which he granted to counsel for Ponzi after his refusal of a petition , for a writ of habeas corpus. No further at tempt to try Ponzi on the state charges will be made until the circuit court of appeals has given its decision, it was announced al the court house. i FREIGHT RATES NOT RESPONSIBLE Vice President of They Do Not ( dustry Atchison Road Says urtail Building In Or Roads. WASHINGTON, freight rates are May 31. Existing not rcsiioiisihlc for the stagnation in the building industry and have not operated to curtail road construction Edward ChamWr, vic president of the Atchison, Topcka and Santa Fe, said today in resuming his testimony before the senate interstate commerce committee, which is inquiriii into tlie transportation situation. KEENE JITNEY Bl'RNS. Harper's Machine Takes lire as It Backs Out of Barn. KKKNE. May 31. One ot the auto jitneys capable of carrying l'o people, owned and operated bv L. N. Harper in this citv. caught fire yesterday and the body of the machine was destroyed causing a loss of alnnit ,$70i). Mr. Har per had just started the car and ha backed it from the garage when it caught fire. The motor chemical was called and the chassis was saved. THE WEATHER Showers Tonight or Wednesday Slight ly Cooler Tomorrow. WASHINGTON. May 31. The weather forecast: Partly cloudy weather, showers late tonight or Wednesday Somewhat lower temperature in the in terior Wednesday. Moderate variable winds. Red Mens Hall Tuesday. May 31. S p. in. Members of Pocahontas council. No. 4, I), of I are invited to meet at the hall for a card tournament to be played with members of Ouonekticut tribe. No. 2, I. O. It. M All members interested are asked to be nresent. Thursday, June 2. at 8 p. m. Special meeting of Pocahontas I ouncil, 1). ot 1 A good attendance is desired. Odd Fellows Temple Thursday. June 2. 7.30 p. m. Regula meeting of Oasis encampment. ' Royal Purnle degree will be conferred, followed by lunch. Patriarchs please come. IN THE CONNECTICUT Livery Outfit Off Embank ment Opposite This yillage CARRIAGE SMASHED BEYOND REPAIR Owned bv M. M. Tucker and Let to Lu cius Miner, Who Reined Mare Out to Allow Automobile to Fass Attempts to Swim and Disappears. Kate, a well-known bay mare owned by Liveryman M. M. Tucker, was drowned in the Connecticut river Sunday night and a piano-box top carriage to which she was attached was smashed beyond repair. The mare and . vehicle iwent over the embankment on the moun tain road on the New Hampshire side of the river, opiosite this village, a quarter of a mile or so north of Island Park. They were valued at .$."00. The mare was let Sunday morning to Lucius Mirier of Brattleltoro, who is cm- doyed at the Gates & Woodard mill in South Vernon. The accident hapiwned as Mi, .Miner and a young woman were driving north from the direction of Hins dale. They were headed for the suspen sion bridge in order to reach Brattleboro. A large automobile bearing a New Hampshire number plate came up behind them and the horse was reined to the left side of the road to allow the machine iass. The road there is not very wide. nor is t in very good repair, and tne guard rail was not strong. The mare started to hack, for just what reason is not known, as she was always trust worthy and fur that reason was con sidered one of the best horses in the sta ble. The carriage was backed through the guard ran and at tne same tune tlie oc- upants were tipped out but were not badly hurt. There was a few feet of level ground between the ;rail and tin' edge of the hank, and tlie mare and car riage crossed this and went over tne ank. down a rocky slope ;( to . feet. t the bottom the mare freed herself from the wrecked carriage and plunged into the river. After swimming about feet she sank out of sight, and noth ing has heen seen ot her since. loubtiess she was badly injured by the fall. Another automobile soon came along. and on reaching a telephone the party sent word of the accident to the Tucker stable. Mr. Tucker wasaway at the time, but yesterday morning he visited the scene of the accident. He was un able to locate the body f the mare. VERMONT IS CHEERFFL. Its People I,4ok Forward to lietter Times Demand for Granite and Marble. Vermont is perhaps as little touched bv the financial depression as any state in the I'nion. act-ording to arroll Smalley Page, for 12 years United States senator from that state. Mr. Page spoke most enthusiastically of the industrial and labor conditions in Ins state and as- rted that instead of looking forward to a hard winter toe people mere are most optimistic as to the future. 'Things are a little din-rent with us than the;; are in any, other state in the country." said Mr. Page. "While of course, there is some manufacturing in my state. Vermont is renowned the world over lor its marine ana granite. .ot so many men are employed in my state. therefore, for the quarrying and manu facturing of granite require mainly killed workmen and consequently we do not feel an industrial depression as does a community where there are enormous factories side by side, each employing thousands uoon thousands of men and women. "Besides. Vermont is largely a dairy state and our products butter, cgfes, and poultry are marketed near-by m thick ly populated centers, and people must eat. so in this respect also we have not vet. felt the effect of the so-called 'hard times.' As a matter of fact, we seldom feel business depression as do other states, iust as we. as a rule, do not feel inflations in wages. Instead of looking forward to a hard winter, we in ermont are looking forward to better tunes, for we feel sure that the great demand for .housing must have its effect on the ma terials which are used in building and which we handle. "You know there is no state except Pennsylvania which has in the bowels of the earth such treasures as we have in Vermont. It was my predecessor in the Senate, Redfield Proctor, who discov ered and made practical use of the riches f Vermont. It was he who made the Vermont marble famous, and you know the marble which we obtain from our mountains is equal in beauty to- that of Italian marble. Its texture is slightly softer than the Italian marble but its snowv whiteness is quite as exquisite. "One dav some years ago I was trav eling, through Alaska, and up near what they called the 'inside route I came to a marble quarry where they can take marble directlv from the quarry and load it by derrick right onto the boats I noticed that the stone was very hand some and mumrcu aoour us ownership, There is a man from ' ermont by the name ot 1'roctor who owns tins quarry, declared th man iiv charge, and so 1 knew that I had run again across my oh friend who has done so much for my old state." New York Times. BIRTHS. In Greenfield, Mass.. May 2 ter. MelVa Nancy, to Mr. and '. a dancli Mrs. 1-eon A. Smith. In Wilmington, May 2r. a son and Mrs. George C. Divon. to Mr In Boston. Mass.. May 20. a son to Mr. and Mrs. R. W. French, grandson to Mr. and Mrs. Frank F.. Covey of Boston, formerly of Brattleboro. DEATHS. Tn Greenfield. Mass.. May 27, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon A Smith. In Hinsdale. N. II.. May 27, Airs. Ro sella Mabel (Mannis) Major, 21, wife of Marcellus A. Major. The Citv Women's club of London luis its home in Oliver Goldsmith's old lioine in Wine-Ortice court. MARE DROWNS BRING 1,250,000 LBS. FISH TO BOSTON TORT. BOSTON, May 31 J A million and a quarter pounds of fish, one lifth of which comprised the lirst catches of mackerel landed at this Mrt this season, was brought here today. Among the ships arriving was the Thelma with .0,000 pounds, which came in under command of Captain Marty Welch, skipper of the Ksper anto when she won the international fishing vessel championship races last year. Captain Welch learned with regret of the Esperanto's loss yesterday and expressed hope tliat Captain Ben ham and his crew had been picked up. Captain Welch said he believed that the Esperanto had been over whelmed by heavy seas. Ou the voyage just ended, he said, he had himself encountered seas so great that fishing had to he .stopped for days. The scene of the Esper anto's loss was considerably to the eastward of his tosition. lie said, but the conditions undoubtedly were similar. MAY PROCESSION AT CATHOLIC CHURCH Large Congregation Sees Crowning of Statue of Blessed Lady Sermon by Rev. James I. Rand. The annual May procession at St. Michael's Roman Catholic church was held at 7.'50 o 'clock Sunday evening, when the crowning of the Blessed Ladv statue took place. Joseph Jhibe as crown learer and John Guiheen and Robert Coombs as acolytes, headed the procession, which formed at the school. f ollowing these were 40 sanctuary boys. ind next came the queen, Miss Anna Fleming, with her attendants. Miss Mary Pellerin and Miss Ixirctta Baker to place the .crown upon the Blessed Lady, l our tots carried the pillow upon which the jeweled crown was placed. Next followed the members of the jun ior and senior sodality societies, gowned in white, and as thev passed around the convent into the church they made a very impressive sight, and as the pro- ession wended its way around the church members of the sodality sang Bring Flowers to tlie Fairest. As the queen and her attendants entered the sanctuary to crown the statue all sang Come Gather Around the Altar. After the crowning the junior sodality brought Itouquets in the sanctuary and placed, flowers at the feet of the Blessed Iady. This was followed by 11 Wing received into the senior sodahtv. and 2H little ones were received into the junior so dality. At the close of this part of the service Rev. James P. Rand gave an interest- ing sermon in which he laid stress upon the .duties of the sodality girls. The benediction of the blessed sacrament, dur'mp which time the choir rendered I soever of becoming involved in the Eu spceial music an4 1. J. Stolte sang thej0peari difficulty. To us it was one of Divine Praises, closed th'' "service, w hich was very largely attended. TRIBFTE TO LATE VERMONTER. New York Magazine Prints Appreciation of II. R. C. Watson. The May 1-1 issue of The Spur, a high class . New York magazine devoted to country houses, gardens, travel, sports. horses and dogs, contained the following paragraph regarding II. R. C Watson, who was known by many local lovers of horses and who died in Pau, France, re cent ly : By the death, at Pau, of Henry R. C. Watson there passed to the great silent majority one of the most representative Americans of the good old type, who justly earned solid standing ground as amateur horseman and sportsman. At one time he bred his own standardbred stock at his Brandon farm in Vermont, where he had a full-sized race course. judges' stand and everything in perfect equipment. lie won manv good races Til il I I'lllllll lH" 111441 k't with his Brandon horses. Then ho gave up the trotters and was one of the first. tinued will he made in sucu liugaium oe to reclaim the beautiful Morgan horse! tween the parties as has not been carried that made such splendid cavalry stock records in the Civil war. To attain thi end. he organized the Morgan Horse club. which is headed by a score or more of un usually prominent men. with ( C. Still- man now president, and includes also a large number of Vermont farmers and brceders. His Morgan won prizes all over the New England fair circuit and also at the "National and in Chicago. The late Mr. Watson was a delightful com panion, a warm and steadfast friend, a charitable but unostentatious helper of many in their need. In addition to all this he may be said to have been one of the last of the fast vanishing New Y'ork type of gentleman that a quarter of a century ago was admired the world over." MOOSE DITCHES AN AUTOMOBILE Great Animal Springs From Woods and Cha rges Ma chi ne Ocr up a n t s Are Fnhurt. E ASTON", Me., May 31. An encounter with a moose which ditched the auto mobile in which they were riding was re lated today by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Chase of this town. They said they were riding in their automobile when the moose, a large animal, sprang from the woods with its head down. The automobile was struck with such force that it was thrown into a ditch. It was not overturned, however, and Chase and his wife were unhurt. The moose stood in bis tracks, appar ently dazed by the lights and then dis appeared into the woods. GOLDEN CRITICALLY III. Head of Fniled Textile Workers of America Suffers Sinking Spell. NEW YORK, May 31. John Golden, president of the United Textile Workers of America, today was reported in a crit ical condition at his home in Brooklyn. He had a sinking s'ell this morning and little hope was entertained for his recov ery. Recently he suffered a nervous breakdown. Being shifted about the circuit doesn't seem to affect the playing of Duffy Lewis and Derril Pratt. Duffy is putting up a grand game for Washington and Pratt is a -tar with the lied Sox. In a recent amateur game in Boston the Soinerville Cubs and Shamrock A. C. batted 1! innings to a 1 to 1 tie game. Pitcher McKay den of Soinerville allowed !but three hits and struck 33 batsmen in 1 the 11) frames. FENDERS AGAINH0N0RED Several Generations in Uni form in Memorial Day Parade FRANK E. BARBER DELIVERS ADDRESS Nearly 30 Civil War Veterans Partici pate in Observance Company I, Legion Tost, Spanish War Veterans and St. Michael's Cadets in Line. In the main the Memorial day observ ance in Brattleboro this year followed the customary program, but it was var ied in some details, and while the day was ideal for outdoor recreation the ex ercises were largely attended, the lower floor in the Auditorium being well filled at the afternoon observance, while a good number were seated ujwtairs. Several generations in uniform in the parade the Grand , Army veterans, those who served in the Spanish and World wars, members of Company I, Vermont National Guard, and St. Mich ael's Cadets gave the parade a de cidedly military character, while the vigor of some of the aged veterans, not ably the chief marshal, were subjects of frequent comment. Tlie number of Grand Army veterans taking part in the parade was perhaps two or three in ex cess of 23. Attorney Frank E. Barber of Brattle boro was the speaker of the day, giving an address on the subject, Morale A National Asset. He spoke 17 minutes, bringing out forcefully the necessity of all working together in harmony toj maintain 'the best traditions of our country. "The word 'Morale', he said, "has such varied meanings that perliaps a definition of it as I am to use it today will be some help to you. As the soul stands for the best that is in man, so morale stands for the best in a nation. 1 mean by that, purity of living, noblest ambitions, highest quality of thought, and optimistic application to our every day living. "VYe have proven ourselves to be a very strong minded nation. Going back to 1914. we. as a whole, were very neu- tral. No one bad anv intention what- the many with which . Europe had to contend." The speaker then mentioned some of the conditions which led this country ,to enter the war against Germany, and said that even when war was declared we scarcely comprehended the situation. "It took about a year to stir this hun dred million people to action of any ac count, but then we were ready, spirit- ( Continued on Tage 5.) EMERSON AND TEA CO. GET TOGETHER tsew Lease Issued Whereby Great At lantic & racific Tea Co. Will Re main in Emerson Building. Ejectment litigation between Harry L. Emerson, owner of the Emerson building on Elliot street, and the Great Atlantic it Pacific Tea Co. has ceased, and it is ex- , . ... , 1 1 fected that entries of settled i and diseon- to conclusion in the courts. V new lease has been executed by Mr. Emerson to the Tea Co. on the rental basis of $75 a month for the year dating from last October with options for three years at the expiration of the present ! year's lease. The rental for the year be- ginning next October is to be cu a montu for the second year $(j." a month and for the third year 00 a month. The first payment was received this morning, covering the first eight months. The rental under the old leas; was ?40 a month and the real controversy betweeu the parties was precipitated by Mr. Emerson raising the rent to !oO a month. The company had an option for a yearly renewal for a term of years, but Mr. Emerson claimed the company did not give him notice of its decision to avail it self of the option ami the municipal court upheld Mr. - Emerson in his contention. On petition of counsel for the Tea Co. the supreme court recently issued a writ of error and directed the municipal court to send up the records in the case. Attorneys O. 1.5. Hughes and M. P. and Attorney II. G. Barber has conducted the case for the Tea Co " TWO KILLED AT BALL GAME. Negro Loser Shoots Wliite and Is Him self Slain by Policeman. PITTSBURGH. May 31 Two men are dead as a result of a shooting affray yesterday afteriioon during an amateur baseball game. Kour persons were in jured by stray bullets fired from revolv ers of the participants and police who were called to quell the riot. James Baron, colored, was shot by Po lice Lieutenant Hugh Duffy when he tried to escape after killing J. B. Con way, a white man. Conway and Baron had been playing craps and the Negro had lost much money. He placed a bet against heavy odds on the ball game when his team was losing at the rate of 12 to ' . The Negro struck several blows at Conway. Lieutenant Duffy placed them under arrest and while he was walking away with them Baron drew a revolver and fired a bullet into Conway'8 head. He then broke away irom Duffy, who drew his revolver and shot the Negro. Edward McBirney, Uernard Nixdorf, Earl Brown and Joseph Dixon were in jured when several other persons opened fire. Two of these are in a critical con dition. Although the St. Louis Cardinals pot away to a poor start, Hornsby & Co. comprise a bunch of hard hitters who are likely to boost the Cards' standing before many days have passed. OUR u