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BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY EVENING.' JUNE 1, 1921.
VOL. 9. NO. 79.
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7? FOLLOWS RAGE WAR
Ten Square Blocks In Negro
Section In Flames
White Residence Section
Threatened by Conflagra
tion List of Wounded
ASSAULT ON GIRL
BY NEGRO STARTS WAR
Black Spirited From Coun
ty Jail and Of ficers Re
fuse to Tell Where He Is
Located Detachments of
Guards Watching City
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okta.. June
1. Seventy-five persons have been
killed in rare outbreaks in Tulsa,
according to a telephone message to
Governor Robertson today from
TFLSA, Okla., June 1. Nearly 10
square blocks of the Negro section of
Tub-a. where an armed conflict has been
in progress between white men and Ne
groes since early last night, resulting in
a reported death list of at least six
whites and rrf) Negroes and a rapidly in
creasing list of wounded, were in flames
today. The fire was reported spreading
and threatening to wipe out a white res
idence section in the Stoand Pipe and
!t hill additions.
Detachments of guardsmen were scat
tered throughout the city prepared to
meet all emergencies w ith machine guns
ready for action. Guards surrounded the
armory, while others assisted in rounding
up Negroe - wl Kcgr-sating them in the
jail, convention hall, baseball park and
i t her places which had been turned into
The trouble is the result of the arrest
late yesterday of Dick Rowland. Negro,
for aii assault on an orphan girl. The
Negro was spirited away from the county
jail early today by deputies, who refused
to divulge his whereabouts.
Adjutant General Barrett took up
headquarters at the city hall here today.
The Negroes assembled as refugees and
prisoners were cared for by civic organ
izations and citizens who volunteered.
Ice water and sandwiches were served and
the wounded received medical attention.
All persons not deputized as special
officers were ordered to disarm in a proc
lamation issued shortly before noon by
Mayor Evans. Persons carrying guns
will be arrested.
The firing came from a sjot where,
throughout the early morning hours. r00
white men and a thousand Negroes faced
each other across railroad tracks. -
First reports to the police said that
the bodies of from six to 10 persons
could be seen. The police also had a re
port that three railway switchmen and
a brakenian had been shot to death. The
trainmen were killed, it is reported, be
cause they refused to permit members of
the opposing crowd to ride upon a switch
engine passing between the lines. The
engineer was reported to have escaped.
Martial Law Ordered.
OKLAHOMA CITY. June 1. Mar
tial law in Tulsa was ordered by Gov
ernor Robertson today and Adjutant
General Barrett was placed in command
of the city. A proclamation to this effect
was prepared for immediate issuance
The martial law order was extended to
include all of Tulsa county. The order
placed the adjutant general in command
of city and county.
Oil has been ejected from the famous
wells in the Baku district with such force
and accompanied with so much sand that
steel blocks 12 inches thick placed over
the mouth of the well to deflect the flow
were perforated in a few hours and had
to be replaced.
First Baptist Church
Thursday, June 2. 9 a. m. The Wom
an's society will hold A .rummage sale in
the former Dr. Holton barn. -
Friday. June 3. 4 p. m. Junior En
deavor; 7.30 Church prayer meeting.
Methodist Episcopal Church
The Ladies' Aid society will meet at the
parsonage for a business meeting Wednes
day at 3 p. m.
Friday evening at 7.30 p. tn. Devo
tional meeting in the vestry. A service
for every devout touI.
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
in lioston, Massachusetts
Will Be Given by First Church of Christ, Scientist
In the Auditorium, Thursday Evening, June 2
at 8 o'clock, standard time
The Public Is Cordially Invited
A CITY; FIFTY-
LANDS AT HALIFAX
Captain Gecl Tells of Wreck of Cham
pion Fishing Vessel Crew Unable
to Iicscuc Anything.
HALIFAX, N. S.. June 1. Halifax
hailed another crew of the Esperanto to
day, survivors of shipwreck on Sable is
land. It was the fishermen here who
greeted as victors the Esperanto ami her
crew when they won the international
fishing vessel championship last fall.
Landed by the schooner Elsie, Captain
Benham and his men were welcomed
Captain Geel of the Elsie told the first
story of the Esperanto's end. The cup
winner was fishing off Sable island Mon
day morning, he said, when she struck
a sunken wreck. In less than 120 min
utes Captain Benham had been forced to
order her abandoned. 'Hie crew had to
leave so hastily that nothing could be
The stuff of which the captains
sailing out of Gloucester are made
was shown today wheu Captain Benbani
of the EsjH'ranto. after reporting to the
owners the sinking of his schooner, added.
"Any chance for a new vessel to start
all over again?" Within an hour or two
the answer came from Benjamin Smith,
vessels manager of the Gorton-Few Fish
eries Co. "Yes." it said. "Will have
another vessel for you."
MRS. WADE TESTIFIES
IN NOTT TRIAL
Tells About Mrs. Nott and Her Husband,
Recently Hanged for Mur
der of Nott.
BniDGKTOUT, Conn., June 1 Mrs.
Mary S. Wade todar took the stand at
the trial of Mrs. Ethel Nott, charged
with murdering her husband last Aug
ust. Mrs. Wade, whose husband. 1'!
wood B. Wade, recently was hanged for
his tart in the crime, testified that after
she had introduced Wade to Mrsv. Nott
she found they already knew eaeh other
She also testified she once called on
Mrs. Nott and obtained g promise that
she would not permit Wade to continue
bis practice of visiting her.
ONE RELEASE IN
Insufficient Evidence to Hold Him
Eight Other Men Under Indict
ment for Murder.
'PORTLAND. Me., June 1 Richard
Hughes, one of the nine men originally
arrested in connection with the killingj
of James Walker, a sailor on thr
schooner Mary F. Barrett Mas dis
charged today. County Attorney Rob
inson explained there was "insufficient
evidence : to prosecute
eight recently were
charge of murder by
him. 'Hie other
indicted on the.
a special grand
BRIAN!) WOLLI) NOT MEET.
Refuses Lloyd George's Invitation
Confer on Silesia.
PARIS. June 1. Premier Lloyd
George's proposal for an immediate meet
ing with Premier Briand to discuss the
Silesian issue was rejected by the latter
yesterday, and it now appears that a
fortnight will elapse before formal inter
allied discussions are opened. In the
ir,.to.i ,.t i;:. t .i.ot ,. oth,.r
Mli'H (III T"l 1 I llld V III' , t flll IIV I
first hand information on the ground of
the Polish-German dispute. ) BOSTON, June L A majority of the
Premier Lloyd George had suggested supreme court holds that the city of
that he meet Premier Briand at Boulogne. Boston is not liable in damages jo Al
today or Thursday to take up the Sile-' bert Yalenzian and Harry Goodman,
sian matter. The French premier did whose stores on the night of Sept. 0,
not look with favor upon a conference at or the moriyng of Sept. 10, 1015), Mere
this time, liclieving that the experts broken and entered and clothing stolen.
should nave an opportunity ro suuiy uie(
situation ami make a .uctaiieu report
uion which the premiers and the supreme
council could work.
The British premier had suggested
that, if France were unwilling to open
the discussions until the experts should
make a reoort. the cxerts should then
be sent to Silesia at once.
Fair Tonight and Thursday Cold To
night Wanner Tomorrow.
WASHINGTON, June 1. The
weather forecast: Fair and cooler to
night. Probably frosts. Thursday fair.
Warmer in Yerinont. Fresh northwest
and' north winds, diminishing.
Knights of Columbus Hall
Wednesday, June 1, at 7.30. Regular
meeting of Protective Grange. The first
and second degrees will be conferred. A
good attendance is desired. Special feat
ures. The L. C. P.. A. will hold a food sale
and whist party from 3 to " Thursday
afternoon jn K. of C. hall. Tickets for
the card party 2T cents.
Thursday. June 2. at 7.30 p. m. Reg
ular meeting of L. C. B. A.
R. I WAGE CUT
Rnilrnafl T.nrinr Tlnnrrl
......... . uuwa. J'WUl va
CUT EQUALS 2-3 OF
LAST YEAR'S INCREASE
Entire Increase of Section Men Is With
drawn Decrease Granted to 101
Roads Hearings of Other Roads Ap
plications Open Next Wej?k.
CHICAGO, June 1. Approximately
two-thirds of the wage increase granted
railroad employes last July by the rail
road lalior board was ordered deducted
beginning July 1 in the board's decision
announced today. From the increase
last vcar of SOoo.OW.fH) a year in salar
ies of railroad labor nearly tUO,(H0H.K)i
will be cut, it is estimated.
In the case of the general class of
maintenance of way lalsirers the en
tire increase of 8 1-2 cents an hour was
withdrawn, while in other classes hav- command on the way to the tight, a bat
ing the larger iumler of emploves theitalion under Major Reno leaving the
cut ranged from 13 to 8 and from 10 to'!"3'" h of tr.n.ps Gen. Custer sent
6 cents an hour, as compared with the
award of last July.
hue the decrease is soecificallv
plied only to the roads whose cases have
Iwieii heard by the board, the decision
says it may later be applied to any
other road asking a hearing under the
provisions of the Esch-Cumniins trans
This' new schedule gives section men
an average daily wage of $3.02 for an
eight hour day. although considerable
testimony offered by the roads, particu
larly in the smith, sliowed common la
lor wages as low as l.fn for a 10-hour
The decision says that since the 1920
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MAN HUNT STARTS
Farmer Suspects Two Men Arc Escaped
Convicts and Opens Fire
BURLINGTON, Mass.. June 1. A
man hunt was started here today on sus
picion. Believing the two men walking
the road toward Billerica were escaped
lonvicts. Charles Perry, a farmer, called
out the neighbors, got a gun, ordered the
men to stop and when they kept on going
fired five shots. The strangers broke into
a run and took to the woods. Perry
called for help from the Lexington and
Bedford police. State institutions said
no prisoners were, missing.
CITY NOT LIABLE.
Property Owners Can't
municipal court awarded the idain-
tiffs damages, but the full court re
verses the action of that court and or
ders judgment for the citv of Boston.
Mil' irnllMe iri-mn.,1 4 1,., ,,;,rl,fl.
i, . "".-"' I
ui ii iu?iuii n iioui ponce protec
tion Itecause of a strike, and the suits
were brought under what is known as
Ihe riot statute. Other claims amount
iiiir in the a-rgregate to many thousands
of dollars have awaited the outcome of
the suits of Yalenzian and Goodman.
The supreme court says that while
every clement of riot could rcasonably
be found present, yet the city is not li
able under the revised laws for troi-
tertv destroyed or injured bv persons
while assembled in a riot.
WOOD BACK IN MANILA.
He and Mr. Forbes Have Finished Their
MANILA. P. L. 'June 1 (Associated
Press). The mission of Maj Gen. Leon
ard Wood and W. Cameron Forbes,
which was sent here to investigate condi
tions, returned to Manila todav.
Red Men s Hall
rhursdar. June 2. at 8 p. m. Special
meeting of Pocahontas Council, I), of P.
A good attendance is desired.
Friday. June 3. S p. m. Regular
meeting of Oionekticut trilie, No. 2, I.
O. R. M. Adoption degree.
Saturday, June 1 Pocahontas Coun
cil, No 4, D. of P., will hold a dance in
Red Men's hall to which the public is
invited. Every one come and bring
Odd Fellows Temple
Tuesday, June 7. Waltz party given
by Dennis Rebekah lodge. Snow's or
chestra. Admission. ." and 30 cents. Ev
Thursday, June 2. 7.30 p. rn. Regular
meetinc of Oasis pnramniiipnt. Itnvnl
Purple degree will be conferred, followed
by lunch. Patriarch please come.
LAST CUSTER SCOUT
ONCE LIVED HERE
Late Sergt. James Flannagan, Officer of
Famous Indian Fighter, Also
Fought With Gen. Miles.
It has become known ' that Sergt.
James Flannagan. whose death occurred
recently in Mandan. North Dakota, and
who was the last of Gen. George Custer's
scouts, was the same James Flannagan
who lived in Brattleboro in his younger
days. At the time of his death the New
York Herald published an editorial con
cerning him, which was . three-quarters
of a column in length. His nephew,
James II. Dowd of the firm of J. C.
Dowd & Co. of New York, dealers in
toilet and fancy goods, has written to a
Brattleboro friend concerning the death
of Sergt. Flannagan. Mr. Dowd is a
graduate of the Brattleboro high school.
Mr. Dowd's mother. Mrs. Patrick Dowd,
was a sister of Sergt. Flannagan.
Sergt. Flannagan was bom in Ennis,
Ireland. SI vears nco and came to this
country when he was l.'J years old. lie
,..., -.i. ,1.. !,,. .
lived with the family here and left here
for the West. Mrs. Patrick Dowd used
tn sav that Seret. Flannacan was killed
by the Indians, which was supposed to
be a fact, but a few years ago James 1 1.!
Iiih-I 1pnmn in n roundabout wnv tli:itl
one of Gen. Custer's soldiers named j
James Flannagan lived in Mandan, and
as the Dowd tirm does business in that
section Mr. Dowd had one of the travel-)
ing salesmen make an investigation while
in Mandan. which established the fact,
that Mr. Flannagan was Mr. Dowd's'
uncle, long supposed to. be dead. After
(Jen. Custer's death Sergt. Flannagan
served under (Jen. Nelson A. Miles.
After leaving Brattleboro Mr. Flanna
gan struck the gold trail for California.
When he reached Ohio homeward bound,
with more adventure thau gold to his
credit, the Civil war had begun and he
joined an Ohio cavalry regiment. Mus
tered out of service at the end of the war
he found civil life dull and he enlisted
in the Seventh cavalry. He found the
quick action he sought and plenty of it
in the famous regiment, for he became
in course of time one of Gen. Custer's
chief white scouts.
"Me luck was wit me," lie used to ex
plain in recounting his narrow escape
at the battle of Little Big Horn in lsTtJ.
when Custer and the troops with him to
. u in mi iiprn ki i'i 1 he penerai sn it Ins
for Major Keno, ami that s now i
saved me scalp." said Sargint Jimmy.
!sergt. r lannagan was the kino or man
about whom Richard Harding Davis
liked to write, and he was a subject of
pnintines of western plainsmen by Fred
erick Remington. He. stood for high
morale and foug-ht for the records and
traditions of a fighting regiment. For
mer service men from all over the region
about Mandan paid their last respects
to him at his funeral.
Alleged They Charge Excessive Fees of
Wounded War Veterans Seeking
WASHINGTON, June 1. Inves
tigation by the department of justice
of published rciorts that wounded
war veterans have been charged ex
cessive fees by law firms when seek
ing advice as to obtaining govern
ment assistance was indicated as
possible today by Acting Attorney
"The department is aware that
there are many prominent members
of the bar who would consider it not
only a duty but a privilege to give
necessary advice free of charge," he
said in connection with published
statements that the . New York
county chapter. American Red Cross,
had referred veterans to lawyers who
made such charges.
ONLY THREE JURORS
CHOSEN FROM 17;"
Panel Called Today In Murder
-150 More Men Ordered
DFDHAM, June 1 Three prospect
ive jurors were seated when the exanu-
nation of talesmen was resumed today)
preliminary to the trial of Niccola.
Sacco and Bartholomeo Yanettt for
the killing of a paymaster and his guard
at South Braintree a year auo. Yirtu-
ally all of a panel of 175 talesmen had
1.1. ,1 ft V li -i ll.il nH vnj i'ffllt V II 11(1 l:lt I
I night in obtaining three men qualified
and acceptable to try the men lor mur-l
der. . I
Another panel of similar size was
available today and 1M were under or
ders to report tomorrow.
F( R I )-N KWBK Kit Y CON T KST.
Committee Will Open
June 8 Some Clashing.
WASHINGTON. June 1. Hearings in
the Ford-Newberry election contest will
lie begun on June S, the senate sub-committee
on elections decided yesterday.
The committee conference with counsel
for Mr. Newberry and Henry Ford devel
oped several clashes over procedure, le-j
mand for restrictions against hearsay evi-j
dence was made by James O. Murfm.J
the dewberry attorney, who aiso sougnt
to have the committee order Alfred Luck-'
ing. Ford's counsel, to turn over the
names of all witnesses he will present.
Mr. Lucking objected vigorously, but it
was decided that the list of witnesses
should be communicated to Mr. Murfin
immediately after each has been sub
, YOUTHS STEAL $125,000.
Plead Guilty and Will Be Sentenced
NEW YORK. June 1. Three youths
who on April 20 stole bonds worth $rj.,-j
COO, pleaded guilty yesterday in general!
sessions before Judge Alfred J. Talley
and were remanded to the Tombs for
sentence on next Tuesday.
The complainant was Morris C. Duval
of It. C. Duval & Co., brokers, of 74
Broadway. Ievine was a messenger for
the company and was given a check
to put up at the office of Kuhn, Loeb &
Co. for bonds. He got the bonds and
delivered them to Silvers.
The library of the General Theological
seminary iu New Y'ork contains more
than 1,200 different editions of the Bi -
FIVE KILLED BY
Three Other Victims In
Critical Condition Re
sult of Accident
BOMB ROLLS OFF
Struck In Midst of Men Turning Ma
chine Around -Commanding Officer
r.-1 t r.- i , w - r 1
i limits m ih rt? iiiiiy uae ivvu inicvi
In Bomb Or Rack.
ABERDEEN, Md., June 1. The death
(list resulting from the explosion of a
lsunb at the army proving ground here
yesterday stood at five today and belief
additions although the condition of three
of the victims was critical. Of the most
seriously hurt Captain
New Haven, Conn., was
Joseph Hall of
Colonel Schull. commanding officer at
the proving ground, said the accident
might have been due to a defect, either of
the bomb or the rack in which it was sus
pended on the airplane. The accident oc
curred in connection with aerial bombing
The official report stated that three
iKunbs weighing 1H) pounds each and
.one weighing "t pounds, had been loaded
noon an airnlane for tests. A the
'llllllll' WflS ilhiiut tt vtflrl flir!tt i
decided to turn it around and all the in
jured and dead were about the big plane
helping in the operation.
As the plane turned the 0-pound
bomb rolled oft" and an instant later it
was struck by the rudder of the machine
as it swung around. This caused the ex
plosion in the very midst of the men
about the machine.
TILS FIRST. WINS SECOND.
West Brattleboro Ball Team Tlays S. A.
Smith Mfg. Co. and Guilford.
The West Brattleboro baseball team
played two games Monday, both of seven
innings, tying the S. A. Smith Mfg. Co.
team. : to !. in the first game and de
feating the Guilford team. 13 to O, in the
In the first game, which went -n hour
n;nt A't In mutes, Winchester struck out
seven batsmen and Mouin nine. Fol
lowing was the lineup:
West BrattlclK.ro C. Roberts. If. of;
S. Allardice, 3!) ,- R. Barrett, 2b: j'.
Wood. ss. If; If. Staples, of, p ; H. Win
chester, p. ss: L Hadlock. if: R. Had
loek. lb; A. Wrisley, o; L IMauts. o.
S. A. Smith Mfg. Co. V. Anderson,
lb: II. Smith. 3b. ss : p. Hawos, 2b; T.
Moipnti, c; H. Anderson, If, 3b: G. At
kins, ss, lf: R. Mouuin. p; I Whitney,
cf: W. Robbins, rf. Umpire, Francis
In the afternoon Staples struck out IS
men and uinn . The game went one
hour and 2."i minutes. The lineup:
West Brattleboro 11. Johnson, If; S.
Allardice. 3b: R. Barrett. 2b. If; J.
Wood, lb; H. Staples, p; II. Winches
ter, ss; C. Rolwits, of. 2b; E. Plante, c;
A. Wrisley, if; R. Hadlock. cf.
Guilford Gates, of; (uinn, p; War
ren, c: R. Allen, rf; Thompson. 2b: Wat
son, ss; R. Cox. 3b; G. Allen, If; Thom
as, lb. Umpire. Henry Wood.
PAPERS BACK IN MAILS.
Postmaster General Hays Removes Re
strictions on Socialist Publications.
. iii.ti it'., .nine I . 1'ostal pro
hibitions against Ihe Milwaukee Leader
and The New York Call, two Socialist
Vi; " ; :' (r " . , , " 'fVeraa'rl
v v-inia-ni vu uviai iitt?. t iiti rei
stored them to second class mailing
pnviieges. uir action was in line with
that recently taken in the case of The.
l.ils'iator. a periodical published iu
New . York city.
Yictor Berger, who was convicted of
the L'spioiiago act, was editor of The
Leader. His conviction recently was set
aside by the supreme court.
Orders cancelling! the second class
mailing privileges of the publications
were i-siied by Postmaster General Bur
leson late in !)17. after an inquiry
which Mr. Burleson said' had shown
that through articles published each of
them had violated provisions of the es
pionage act. The Liberator a succes
sor to The Masses ceased publication
soon afterward, the publishers announc
ing they were nimble to bear the addi
tional burden imposed by the third-class
WOMAN WINS $r,00 RliWARII.
Captures Criminal Now In Sing Sing
NEW YORK, June 1. Mrs. M. R.
Layton of Binghamtnu will be paid $,"()0
for the capture of Herbert W. Smith, a
condemned prisoner now in the death
house at Sing Sing. Smith was convicted
f klfm,,t;,,r Postmaster r.Piv-i Jni.iwnn .t
v;tlvch Junction. Chenango ' mimir
while he was handcuffed. He escaped
and three weeks later appeared at the
home of Mrs. Layton.
Smith was without, money and asked
for twenty-five cents. She gave it to
him and invited him into the house. Soon
they started to play a game of penny
ante. Excusing herself without arous
ing his suspicions, she managed to nend
a telephone call to the police. The
Chenango board of supervisors, it was
learned yesterday, has ordered the re-
11 CENT MILK IN "NEW YORK
Price Lowest in Three jears Drop
NKY iOI5K, June 1. Milk today
reached its lowest price since September,
li'LS, nccording to the June schedule of
Borden's harm Products Co. Grade li
milk is reduced to H cents a quart, the
same price at which it sold almost three
years ago. which is one cent lower than
was the Mav orice this year
The schedule calls for . Grade' A milk
at, 17 cents a quart; extra heavy cream,
!2S cents; route cream, 19 cents; loose
Imilk, 0 cents a quart.
Transactions in Several Estates of For
mer Well-Known Brattleboro Men
as Well as Others.
Much business was transacted during
May in the probate court for Marlboro
district, including business in the Ar
thur B. Clapp, Charles K. Crosby, Olin
L. French and Arthur D. Wyatt estates,
as well as many others, as shown by the
following taken from the records in the
office of Judge A. F. Schwetik:
Charles Clark estate of Dummerston :
Account of administrator filed and al
lowed. . '
Clinton S. Willard estate of Dummer
ston : Brattleboro Trust Co. appointed
Arthur B. Clapp estate of Brattleboro:
A. P. Carpenter and Fred C. Adams ap
Frederick F. Gleason estate of Brattle
boro : Peoples National bank appointed
administrator in place of Mary A. Gleason,
Eliza Jane Howe estate of Wilming
ton: Clarence S. Adams appointed ad
ministrator. George Ingram estate of Halifax : C.
E. Ingram appointed administrator.
Lucius F. Putnam estate of Yernon :
Final account of Philip E. Franklin, ad
ministrator, filed and allowed and bal
Eunice T. Putnam estate of Yernon :
Final account of Philip E. Franklin, ad
ministrator, filed and allowed. and balance
Nancy A. 'Bailey estate of Brattleboro:
Addie M. Bailey appointed administra
trix. Laura W. Pratt of Brattleboro: John
E. Gale appointed guardian.
Sylvia L. Alvord estate of Brattleboro:
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LAYING OF STEEL
FOR BRIDGE BEGUN
Girders Laid Today on Two Bents ol
False-Work Constructed Yesterday
D. Burns in Charge.
Under the direction of Supt. D. Burns
the American Bridge Co. workmen today
put in position the first pieces of steel
for the new bridge crossing the Connecti
cut river opposite Bridge street, to re
place the one washed away March 28,
11)20. Two bents of the false-work were
constructed yesterday, and some of the
girders were placed on the false-work to
day. Some persons were under the im
pression that the false-work would be
completed for the entire width of the
river before the placing of the steel parts
was begun, but this is not necessary.
FIND STOLEN TABLET.
Left Near Church at Lee Authorities
' Offer Reward..
PITTSFILLD, Mass., June -1. -The
2M.OOO bronze memorial tablet, stolen
Sunday night from the boulder in front of
the Carnegie library at Lee and scheduled
for unveiling Monday, was found yester
day on the east side of St. George's Epis
copal church in Lee by Justin Ford, jani
tor, Civil war veterans, who had tvo sons
in the WorTd war. The only damage was
a slight crack in a medallion decoration.
The tablet, on which are inscribed the
names of Lee soldiers who lost their lives
in the war, was placed in the Berkshire
G leaner office window and insured against
theft. The town has offered a $100 re
ward for apprehension of the thieves and
private citizens will equal that amount.
Col. II. -W. Kitsrni, of New York and
Tyringhnm. designed the memorial, which
was a gift of Iee Daughters of the
FIGHTS FOR PACKERS.
WASHINGTON. June 1. A final vote
in the house on the Haugen packer control
bill was blocked yesterday by Representa
tive Blanton, Democrat, Texas, who de
manded the reading of an engrossed copy
of the measure which was not available.
Speaker Gillett announced a vote would
be the first order of business Thursday.
i . t
adopted, and the bill, if passed, will be
sent to the senate in practically the form
in which it was unanimously reported by
the house agriculture committee.
I'nder the measure packing houses and
stockyards would be supervised by the sec
retary of agriculture, who would have
authority to prescribe regulations. Pack
ers and stockyards owners would lie re
quired to keep records of all transactions,
and failing to do so, would he liable to a
fine of not more than $,000 and three
POSTPONE HEARING WEEK.
Mrs. Stillman Too III to Attend Session
POT'GIIKEEPSIE, N. Y, June 1
The hearing of the divorce proceedings
instituted by James A. Stillman was
post poned today until June 7. The
week's postponement was reipiested -by
counsel for Mrs. Stillman, who said that
she was ill at her home in New York
and that one of her attorneys could not
take part in proceedings this week be
cause of other engagements, , .
NO REPLY BY OBREG ON.
Mexican President Silent About Recog
; MEXICO CITY, June 1 .(Associated
Press). President Obregon has not yet
communicated an answer to John T".
Summerlin. American charge d'affairs
here, relative to the memorandum . re
ported to concern recognition of Mexico
by the Cnited States submitted to him
last week by Mr. Summerlin, it was said
at the American embassy last night.
E. S. Cooke is visiting in town and
calling on old friends.
Paul Pierson and sister. Grace, visited
their mother the past week.
The rain that fell last week did much
good to the grow ing crops tor it was very
Rev. McCoy will hold services at the
Baptist church next Sunday at 11 a. in
Also at 8 pv m.
In stuta of the ramy day tnere was a
large attendance at Mrs. I. L. Hall's fu
neral, many coming from tlie surrounding
The ladies-of the' Lmversalist society
wilt hold their social Wednesday, June
8. at '2 p. m. It is hoped all members
will be present a the church.
Question of Erecting Tem
porary Building to
$5,000 IS DESIRED
Some Favor-Buying Fleming House on
Grove Street and Others Would Erect
High School Building on Hines Prop
erty at Present Time.
With the approach of the special meet
ing of school district No. 2 tonight in the
high school room, at 8 o'clock, . various
ideas are expressed as to what the school
district ought to do relative to providing
more room foe school pupils. ;
. The meeting is called to see whether
the district will vote to erect a . tempo
rary schoolhouse on land adjacent to- the
high school building and . to appropriate
therefor a sum not to exceed 5,000, the
object being to relieve the congestion now
existing in the high school building,
which accommodates several grades.
. The school board has" considered the
situation from all angles and is convinced
that the erection of a temporary build
ing at this time would be the best solu
tion of the problem. Estimates have
been made ' by Fred O. Brown, whd fig
ures that a building of sufficient size "to
meet the present needs can be built and
equipped with a heating plant for a sum
not ii exceed $."5,000 - !
It has been suggested that the district
buy the Fleming house on Grove street,"
where two grades are now located. This
would cost, it is understood, somewhat
in excess of the appropriation asked for,
not to mention the cost of repairs, and
when these were made there would still
be insufficient room, according to the
As is well known, it will be necessary
in the course of time to erect a new high
school building, and it was with this in
mind that the district bought the Hines
Property off Green street. ' Some feel
that instead of putting up a-temporary
building on the high school grounds the
district should erect a permanent build
ing ou the Hines property. In the pin
ion of the committee, however, in view of
the high rate of loans and the cost of
building materials at the present time
the saving in the cost of a new high
school building a few years hence would
exceed the cost of erecting a temporary
The committee considered a plan of re
modeling the Hines house ' instead of
erecting a new. temporary structure, but
found that the cost" of such alterations
and the loss of the present income from
rentals of the house made it see m wiser
to nut u n a new- hiiilii;,i in t,;u
Harry Boyd Pleads Guilty in Municipal
tourt Case Continued to Next
Monday for Sentence.
Ifarrv Bovd ran off iha tWo.. ;
Slab T follow, Dummerston, Memorial
day afternoon while driving a motor
truck with load of milk cans, and
as a result he was arrested hy SherirT
rranic ij. w eiiman and charged by
State's Attorney Harold F.. Whitnev
with driving an aHtomoMln wTiil frt-
t OVicat ffl. In tll Tlltilinill a
terday afternoon he pleaded guilty and
Judge F. IJ. E. Stowe continued the
case to next Monday for sentence. Boyd
was represented bv Attorney II. G.
HONOR MEN AT ANNAPOLIS.
California- Leads Seniors in Scholastic
Merit. - t .
ANNAPOLIS, .tun 1 TTn firaf in
members of this Vear'a erafhmtimr
at the Naval academy in order of schol
astic merit are:
Clement F. Ootton. California Wil
liam L. Drvbread. Iowa: UnshipM I,
Madeira. Florida - T'prrv Karla llllnni .
William J. Murphy. Iowa : David w!
Roberts. Colorado; Elmer A. Tarbutton,
Maryland; Harry. C. Schneider.' New
York: William II ' Mnirriirler. Arlrancuu
and Silas B. Moore, Iowa. . ... ....
Having set an example
for higher standards of
Clothing, we are now
setting an example for,
LOWER standards of
$20 $25 $30 $35
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