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VOL.9. NO: 90. BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 14, 1921. 'p CENTS' XLTT I 4 W JLJL ii ZL1 L sM til II II II; 11 4" 1 K. V I II II II II II tl II V II COURT HOUSE IS CLOSELY GUARDED Spectators at Dedham Mur der Trial Scrutinized By Officers AFTER COLLAPSE . OF STATE WITNESS Strange Incidents of Yesterday Cause Unusual Precautions to Be Taken at Opening of Trial This Morning Two Suspects Examined. DEDHAM, Mass., June 14. Per entering the court house where Niceola Sacco ami Rartelomeo Vanzetti are being tried for murder were subjected to close scrutiny today. Deputy sheriffs, uni formed police and plain-clothes officers stood at the entrances to wean all specta tors. Precautions were said to have been prompted by incidents of yesterday, when, after Mrs. Lola" Andrews. a-state witness, collapsed, the court room was closed, guards were placed aud two men exam ined but later released. It was said a spectator left the courtroom almost imme diately after Mrs. Andrews fainted and before the doors were sealed. Yesterday's drastic action by Judge Webster Thayer followed a hurried con ference with District Attorney Katzman, who a short time previously had! helped carry from the witness stand Mrs. An drews. This woman, who identified Saeco last Saturday as a man she had seen near the scene of the crime a few hours before the shouting, had collapsed under a gruell ing cross examination. One man, a spectator, had left the courtroom immediately after Mrs. An drews fainted. After she had been re vived a deputy sheriff escorted two other men from the back of the courtroom. One was taken to the anteroom where Mr,s. Andrews was recuperating. A few minutes later he was allowed to go, the econd man was released and the guards were taken from the courtroom doors. The court refused to make imblic any explanation of the incident. Mrs. Andrews had shown evidence of the strain under which she labored during the lengthy cross examination. She was taken ill during a forenoon recess. EMERY HEAD OF AMERICAN LEGION Grand Rapids Man Chosen to Succeed Late Col. F. W. Galbralth, Killed Last Week. INDIANAPOLIS'. June" 14. John G. Emery of Grand llapids, Mich., was unanimously elected national commander of the American Legion at a meeting of the national executive committee today. He succeeds Col. Frederick Y. Galbraith, jr.. who was killed in an automobile ac cident here last Thursday. THE WEATHER. Fair Tonight and Tomorrow Slightly Warmer Lessening Winds. ' " WASHINGTON. June 14. The weath er forecast: Fair tonight. Slightly wanner in northern and eastern Maine. Wednesday fair and somewhat warmer. Fresh northwest winds diminishing. Universalist Church The Daughters' circle will meet in the vestry Wednesday evening at 7.80. Thursday, June lti, 4.1 p. m. An nual meeting and election of officers of the Indies' Circle. The Mission circle will meet iu the church parlors Thursday afternoon at :5 o'clock. This is the last meeting before vacation and all members are urged to Iw present. , Centre Congregational Church ' Saturday. June 13, U to 5 o'clock The Woman's association will hold a garden party at the home of Mrs. II. C. Avert II. Hie special pledges made last winter should be brought in at that time. In case of storm the party will he held at the chapel. First Baptist Church Tuesday. 7.."0 p. m. Christian En deavor society. Friday, 4. p. m. Junior Endeavor; ... Regular church prayer meeting. Methodist Episcopal Church Friday at 7.30 p. m. Prayer meeting in the vestry. Child Health Exhibit: Festival Hall, June 1 4 9 A. M: to 10 P. M. 'Happy,? the Child Health Clown from the Child; Health Qrganization of New York Snow's Orchestra Afternoon and Evening FREE ADMISSION UNION HEAD ARRESTED FOR DIG MAIL ROBBERY. CHICAGO. June 14. Timothy (Big Tim) Murphy, president of the gas house workers union, was under arrest today charged by postal inspec tors with, having planned the $:150, 000 mail robbery at the Dearborn street railroad station several months ago, and is said to have confessed. A search of the home of his father-in-law, William Diggs, by the postal in-, spectors is said to have disclosed $98,'ttOu in Liberty bonds and $14,300 in cash. The arrest is said to have been due to a confession obtained from Ralph Teten, a railway mail clerk, who is said to have admitted he received $11,000 as his share of the proceeds of the robbery. BOSTON EVENING PAPERS PUBLISHED Despite Sudden Strike of Compositors - in That City I'nion Head Ad mits Walkout Illegal. BOSTON, June 14. Evening newspa pers "in this city were published in every instance notwithstanding a walk-out of compositors that continued a movement begun in morning newspaper offices last night. The action of the men was declared to be authorized by Sylvester J. McBride. president of the local typographical union.' In a statement, he said: "There is no question but that the action of the compositors in walking out was illegal. The compositors are much incensed over the decision of the arbitration board and the unnecessary delay taken by it in reaching its findings, covering a period of eight months. The board paid no atten tion to the transcript of evident but went outside of it in making its findings." The .jifternoon newspapers today re printed the statement given out by pub lishers last night, terming the strike un warranted and illegal and in violation of an arrangement with the international typographical union 'which provides that there shall be no strike or walkout under any consideration. Portsmouth Without Newspapers. PORTSMOUTH.' N. II., June 14 This citv'was without a local newsnaner ! today due to a strike of compositors. 'Mayor Hartford, publisher of the Ports mouth Herald, an afternoon paper, and j the Portsmouth Chronicle, n morning 'paper, announced, however, that he ex ! pected to complete plans in time to pub t lish a paper tomorrow. The action of the ' men followed refusal by publishers of a demand for a wage advance of 20 per cent and a reduction in time from 4S hours to 44 hours a week. WAR VETERAN ASSAILS HARVEY Rrljr. Gen. Cole" Asks WIk Gave Him Right to Speak tor U. S. Soldiers. ! ROSTOV, - June 14. Brig., Gen. Charles H. Cole, a speaker at Memorial exercises held on Boston common today iu connection with the centenary of Eng lish high school, criticized the recent re marks by Ambassador Harvey in Lon don regarding American participation in the war. "Who gave to him the right to speak for our soldiers, either living or dead?" General Cole asked. "As a com mander of these martyred heroes, as a so'dier who lost a brother in battle, as a commander who left 1.2(H) of his men lying beneath the fields of France, I fling his words back at him and tell him they are untrue." GREENFIELD'S RIG FOURTH. Athletic Program to Be Feature of Holi day's Events. GREENFIELD. Mass.. June 14 Greenlield is planning a big Fourth of July celebration, prominent in which will be the sport program. There will be baseball games morning and after noon between local and outside teams, harness racing at Franklin purk, as well as track ami field events. One of the feature eventar wilF be a .live-mile 'cross country run. which will start at noon from Main street. Entries for the ath letic events should be addressed to Ed ward J. Mcllugh. of the Greenfield lie corder. Knights of Columbus Hall Tuesday, June 14. Regular meetinsr Brattleboro lodge, 903, Ioyal Order ot Moose. Don't forget the supper at Grand Army hall from 6 to 7.30, and the tuirade. All members requested to be present. Wednesday. June lo Regular meet ing of Protective ..Grange. - Third and fourth degree will be worked. Refresh ments will he .'served. Odd Fellows Temple Tuesday. June 14. 7..10 p. m. Meetin of Dennis Rebekah lodge. The box social planned to follow the meeting has been postponed. Saturdav. June IS. Wantastiouet lodge will work the third degree in New- fane in the evening. All memlier wish ing to go will please sign up at the tern pie by Thursday night. THREE FINED $50 AND CANNOT PAY Holyoke Men to Serve Al . tentative Sentence of Six4 Months5 FLIGHT STOPPED BY OFFICER'S WEAPON One Pleads Guilty to Having In Posses sion Denatured Alcohol with Intent to ; Distribute Two Plead Guilty to Dis turbing Peace. Three Holyoke, Mass., residents, James Burke, John Shea and I). Flyna, who went on a rampage here yesterday afternoon after consuming some de natured alcohol,' who put their arms around Irvin G. Crosier, who was driving a grocery team for Miles & Son, after asking him for money, and 'who were finally caught in West Brattleboro at the point of a revolver, were in the munici pal court this forenoon and were lined ?r0 each by Judge Frank D. E. Stowe. They were unable to pay their tines and so took the alternative sentence of thrcp times as many days as there were dollars in the line-and costs, in the House of Correction at Windsor. This means that unless they raise the money they will serve about six months. All the respondents pleaded guilty after saying they did not want counsel. Mica and 1-lynn to the charge of disturb ing the peace and Jtuike to the cbarsre of having in his possession, with the in tent to distribute, a quantity of de natured alcohol. Shea said he was a machinist aud that he and his com panions were on their way to the Decr lield valley to work for the Power Co. llynn and Burke said they were paper makers. State's Attorney Harold E. Whitney iade a statement in which he said that yesterday afternoon Burke, who was sober, went into the Thomas pharmacy and represented himself to be a painter and was sold one quart of denatured al cohol to use in his work. Soon after wards Raymond Thomas saw him by the Brooks House archway on High street sharing the contents of the bot tle with the two others, and as he feared for their safety he notified Sheriff Frank L. Wellman. A search was made but the men had disappeared. Later they were heard from on Crosby street, and in that locality they asked Mr. Crosier for 0 cents. He told them he had no monv except' what belonged to his employer. Some of the men 'put their arms around him and felt of .his pockets, but Burke asked the others not to tske the money and get Mr. Crosier into trouble, ami they followed his suggestion. Next they were heard from near the cement bridge in West Rrattlcboro and Sheriff Wellman . nnd Deputy Warden Raymond Pratt of Newfatie, who was here, went to that village - with the sheriff's automobile, bringing them to the lockup here. hue it did not appear in court it is said by the officers that the men started to run when they saw the sheriff get out of his car. He started in pursuit and snapped his revolver, but they gave no heed, whereupon tie called to Mr. I'ratt. who ran the car ahead of them and fchoved his revolver in their faces, hold ing them up until the sheriff arrived. AMERICAN SLAIN BY POLISH REBELS Rostonian Arriving in Berlin Brings News of Companion's Death In Silesia. BERLIN. June 14 (Associated Press). Louis Snyder of Boston was beaten to death by Polish insurgents in Upper Silesia on May 20, according to Karl Born, who escaped from that region a week- ago and arrived here today. Sny der showed the rebels an American pass-lort,- according to Horn's story, and ex plained that he was not interested in the Silesian conflict, but the leader of the Polish insurgents struck him over the head with the butt of a gun and others joined in the attack. They left the body lying on the ground, according to Born. He said he did not know what business Snyder was in. FOR USE AS TARGETS. Three More Germau U-IJoats on Way to Virginia Waters. . PHILADELPHIA. June 14. Three more former German submarine boats left the Philadelphia navy yard today for Lynn Haven roads off Cape Henry, Va., where they will be used as targets in an airplane bombing test. Red Mens Hall Tonight at S p. m. Regular meeting of St. Michael's court. No. ."74. C. O. F. Friday, June 24 Minnehaha Council, No. 5, Springtield, Vt., extends an invi tation to Pocahontas Council, No. 4. to visit their ' council on above date. Any members of Pocahontas Council wish ing to go are asked to give their names to Mae Berry. K. of R., not later than June 19, so that their council may be notified fiow mam- are expected, lei. TTfi-M. ' ; Saturday' evening. June 18 Pocahon tas Council. No. 4, D. of P., will have a dance to which the pubito is invited. Masonic Temple 1 Tuesday, June 14, at 7.,0 Stated communication of Columbian lodge. No. ;:ti. F. and . A. M. j Wednesday, June 15, at 7.30 Stated conclave of Beauseant commandery, No. 7, Knights Templar. . . Thursday and Friday ST. MICHAEL'S CADETS PRESENT tt 'Black Beauty 99 At Latchis Theatre MISS DOYLE BRIDE OF FRANCIS BURNS Former Bookkeeper for Houghton. & Si ' monds Weds Central Vermont Con ductor in St. ' Michael's Church. The. wedding of Miss Mary Cecelia Do vie. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Doyle of KK? Elliot street, and Fran cis Charles Burns, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Burns of White River Junc tion, took place this morning at S o'clock in St. Michael's Roman Catholic church. Rev. James P. Rand officiated, saying nuptial mass. Mrs. Arthur P. Carpen ter, church organist, rendered the Bridal March from Iohengrin as the bridal party entered the church, aud played Mendelssohn's Wedding March at the dose of the ceremony. During the serv ice Mrs. Katherine O'Connor Weeks sang Ave Maria and The Bridal Chorus. Th. bride's gown was of white georgette, and he wore a white georgette hat and car ried bridal roses. She was attended by her sister. Miss Agnes F. Doyle, who wore pink georgette with a pink taffeta hat aud carried pink sweet peas. The best man was Edward A. Baker of Bos-j ton. I Immediately following the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served in the home of the bride's parents on Elliot street. Mr. and .Mrs. isurns left today for a three-weeks' trip ti Montreal and Que bec. Upon their return they will begin housekeeping in the Abbott building on Elliot street, where they have an apart ment furnished. Mrs. Burns attended the Brattleboro high school and was a member of the class of 1010. For several years she had a iKjsition in the offices of the Holstein Friesian association and recently has been employed as bookkeeper in the of fice at Houghton & Sinionds's drygoods store, which position she resigned a few weeks ago. weeks ago. The store was not opened this morning until after the wedding. Mr. Burns has been employed by the Central Vermont railroad several years, hnving the position as passenger brake man 10 years, and he now is freight con ductor for the same road. The out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. George W. Burns nnd daughter. Miss Angela Burns, of White River Junction. William J. Burns of Olare moiit. N. II.. Then Menaril of Springtield tVt.l. Mrs. R. P. Kelly and Mrs. T. C. O'Neil of Somerville, Mass., and Edward A. Baker of Boston. RAILWAY LABOR GETS DECISION Court Grants it Right to Negotiate All Agreements with Federated Shop Crafts. CHICAGO. June 14. Union labor won its tight for negotiation of agree ments with the railroads by the federated shop crafts acting for all employes com prising these crafts in a decision handed down by the United States railroad la bor board today. Three test enses were brought before the board after a number of railroads had retused to ileal with th; federation, but maintained their right to conduct negotiations and sign agree ments with each craft separately. The board decided that an agreement between the federated shop crafts aud a carrier should, if the federation so elected, ap ply to all employes comprising crafts. those MISS STERLING WINS HER MATCH SIiawr Rest fiolf Yet in First Round of French Open Tournament for Women. FONTATNERLEAU. June 14 Asso ciated l'ressl. Miss Alexn Sterling of Atlanta, the American woman golf champion, defeated Mile, t hasseloup- Lauhat of France bv 7 and in the first round today of the women's French open championship torunnment. The French player won only the 11th hole. Miss Stirling played the best golf she has thus tar displayed during her stay iu Europe. Miss Alice Hanchette of California was defeated by Miss Cecil Leitch, the British champion. ." and 4. STRANGLED BV SWEATER. Quincy, Mass., Boy Found in Railroad Yard Today. QUINCY. Mass.. June 14. The disap pearance of Paul Mazzie. a boy. of six years, was explained today when he was found strangled in u railroad yard. He had apparently been playing on a pile of rocks and in jumping . from them the shoulder of his sweater caught in a bolt protruding from a guy wire, drawing the neck of the sweater so tight that he was strangled. SOLDIER BONUS DELAYED. Senate Finance Committee. Postpones Ac- tions on Measure. WASHINGTON. June 14. Action on the soldier 'bonus bill was deferred today until Monday by the senate finance com mittee. Chairman Penrose planned to re port out the revised bill today, but. some committee members desired further time to study, it. THREE HONORARY DEGREES. Smith College Confers Them, at Com mencement Today. NORTHAMPTON, Mass.. June 14. Smith college today conferred degrees on Sir Robert Jones, K. C. B.. of the. Univer sity of Liverpool. Charlotte B. DeForest, president of Kobe college, and Mary Ellen Richmond of New York. WAR VETERAN LEADING. Former Artillery Commander Ahead in Minneapolis Mayoralty Fight. MINNEAPOLIS. June 14. Col. George Leach, commander of the l.Mst Held artillery. Rainbow division, in the World war. today maintained a lead of more than 0.000 votes' over Thomas Van Lear, former Socialist mayor, bis oppon cnt, in yesterday's mayoralty election. SIX PERSONS DROWNED. Ixse Lives When Oklahoma Creek Rises After Cloudburst. SAYRE, Okla., June 14. Six persons are- known to have been drowned when they were caught in flood waters after Timber and Short creeks rose several feet during a cloudburst here yesterday. BABIES EXAMINED AT CLINIC I0DAY Colorado Specialist Here This Afternoon to Assist CHILD WELFARE EXHIBIT OPEN Festival Hall Decorated Attractively and Contains Many Exhibits Pro grams This Afternoon at 3 O'clock and Tonight at 7.30. Child welfare is being given first con sideration today in an exhibit and clinic in the town hall building, the Chamber of Commerce room and the" room adjoin ing, used recently by the listers, being given up to the clinic, while the exhibits from many commercial organizations. Red Cross and schools are arranged at tractively in Festival hall. A program by the children is to be given in Festi val hall at o o'clock this afternoon and at 7.130 o'clock this evening. Festival hall is decorated attractively with pink and white streamers from the lights in the ceiling to the railing of the balcony. There also are many flag shields about the hall. The electric light at the head of the hall stairs is covered by a large shade of red. white and blue paper. The clinic rooms also are attrac tive in patriotic decorations of red. white and blue, and crepe paper panels with reproductions of the flags of all na tions, which are used to good advantage. Bouquets of flowers here and there also add materially to the decoration scheme. The stage is arranged in the center of Festival hall. Ten children were examined, weighed, measured and registered in the clinic this forenoon, the physicians working in re lays, and this afternoon Dr. Armas.se, superintendent of . a hospital for children at Denver. Col., si' specialist in children's diseases, is present to assist. The clinic is iu charge of Miss Elizabeth Harvey, superintendent of the Mutual Aid asso ciation, and she is assisted by Miss Alice Bennett, maternity nurse, anil Miss Cath erine Given, district nurse. The motor corps of the. Red Cross also is helping in this department, going to Dumniers ton and Marlboro to bring in the children from those schools. There also are dem onstrations of baby layettes, a formula, etc. Entering Festival hall to the left one finds the wats and means committee of Dennis Rebekah bulge in charge of a ta ble where soft drinks are sold. Then comes the table of home-made food, jel- te of the, lies and . canned goods in charge Brattleboro 'Woman's club. Next in line is an excellent exhibit of work accom plished by a junior Red Cross for chil dren in the foreign lands, milk fairies, which tell how each of the elements in milk helps to make the milk drinker grow and which are used to interest children in drinking more milk. Another of the Red Cross exhibits is a complete layette, socks, etc., from the volunteer service of Brattleboro branch. An excellent display of dairy products showing the foot! value of milk, butter cheese, cottasre cheese, skim milk and buttermilk as compared with eggs, meats, I fruits, or vegetable is shown on the next table by the extension department of the! I lolstein-Friesian association, of which Prof. W. M. Rider is in charge. The river to the other, tnder the direction same comparative exhibit has been shown of Supt. D. Burns the men hav made from 7K to SH times. It also includes rapid progress the past three weeks, lay many posters. ing the lower course of steet and riveting A display of brushes and toilet acces-ithe pieces together as the falsework is sories occupies a jwsition In the south- carried along. The work of putting up the west coi ner of the hall, by the r ullor! Brush Y. and Colgate & Co. A bed rest from the Townsend Co. is shown next. till, ioiii iii' . orinn) . nirJ!.o nA I uMt ia aim "inftitui u i i i n a i r arranged attractively tn a sec nttrnetivelr i a section of M, west side of the hall, where the stage usually stands, the stage having been moved to a position in the center of the hall. The section is entered under an archway of pink and white crepe paper. There is a varied display of eonipment, I and books from the MacMillan Publish-1 ing Co., which include medical books, a complete line of nurses" text books, a tmblic health series, several nooks on general nursing, books along the line of nervous and 'mental diseases. A' repre sentative of the MacMillan O). is in charge and an opportunity will be given physicians ami nurses to secure the lat est books for their libraries. The north west corner of the hall is given up to countless pamtdilets and posters as the Metropolitan Life Insurance welfare ex hibit. A remarkably fine showing of work ac complished by the pupils of the Austine Institution is arranged attractively in and about a booth prettily decorated with pink and white crepe paper. It includes dresses, plain sewing, embroidery, cro cheting, basketry, knitting also a few (Continued on Page S.) KABER SILVERWARE HAS BEEN FOUND Plate Claimed to Have Been Stolen Now in Hands of Prosecutor Re covered Last Night. CLEVELAND, O.. June 14.-Silver-ware declared by Mrs. Eva Katherine Kaber to have been stolen on the night her husband, Daniel, was murdered, was today in possession of the county prose cutor. It was recovered last night from the home of a woman fortune-teller. who said it was placed there by Mrs. Kaber three days before Kaber was stabbed death. IRISH FACTIONS FIGIjlT. Breach Between Them Widens at Labor v Federation Meeting. DENVER. June 14. Efforts to prevent" a widening of the breach between the two'Josie" factions of Irish sympathizers among the delegates were made today at the annual convent on of tlie American federation of lnlmr. Advocates of Irish freedom at a mass meeting, last night appointed a com - mittee to attempt to draft a resolution that would be satisfactory to both the ex- trenip ami conservative srrouns of the assembly. - TORTER RESOLUTION UNCERTAIN IN" SENATE WASHINGTON. June 14. Whether the senate will accept the Porter peace resolution passed late yesterday by the house, as a substi tute for the Knox resolution already adopted by the senate was an uncer tain question today. Failure to ac cept would send the whole question to conference, but as leaders in both branches have declared their inten tion of holding out for their respec tive measures there was no indica tion that' a' speedy agreement would be reached. - FINED FOR NOT HAVING REAR LIGHT County' Agent Harvey's Fine Remitted on Payment of Costs Statement of Why Complaint Was Maae. County Agent R. . Wilton Harvey pleaded guilty in the" municipal court this forenoon to the charge of driving his automobile June 11 without a tail light. Judge F. D. E. Stowe imposed a tine of .l(l and costs, but remitted the tine on payment of costs, which amounted to ,$X.1U, Mr. Harvey writing his check for that amount. The complaint was made by Staff's Attorney Harold E. Whitney, who said that as he and Sheriff Frank L. Wellman were driving to Bellows Falls in the eve ning they came upon Mr. Harvey, who was driving without a rear light. They tried to go past, but Mr. Harvey put on more speed, passing ' a car ahead, but eventually the officers passed him and turned their car across the road. They asked Mr. Harvey why his rear lifthf was not burning and he demanded to know who was talking to him. They made themselves known, and according to the statement made in court Mr. Harvey did not show the proper inelina-ti-m to fix the light, which was the rea son, more than any other, why the com plaint was made. v - Mr. Harvey stated in court that he did not know the limp was not burning. FIRST BAND CONCERT THURSDAY NIGHT Reorganized Brattleboro Military Rand to Open Series 'on Common at 8 O'clock The Program. Following is the program for the band concert to be given on the common Thurs day evening at S o'clock, the first in the series by the reorganized Brattleboro Military band: March. Baltimore American, Benton Overture. Mosaic, Rollinson Waltz, With Merry Hearts, Rollinson March. Triumph of the Century, Weiss (a) Waltz. Down the Trail to Home Sweet Home (b) I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody Like I'm -living Yovi Selection. Jack O" Lantern, .taryll March. The Reward. - Bugiiow The ?tar pangieu uanner BRIDGE FALSEWORK IS NOW COMPLETE East Abutment in Connecticut Hiver Reached This Forenoon Rurns's Men Make Good Progress. The loth bent of the falsework of the new Connecticut river bridge was corn- pleted this of timbers forenoon, and the next reach completed the distance to the cast abutment, so it is possible for the workmen to travel from one side of the framework will be begun at once. RIOTING IN BELFAST AGAIN. n , , w n OCUeCU IO le 101 I uipusr ui nwpiug King George Away. BELFAST, June 14. Rioting accom panied by heavy revolver and rifle firing was renewed in this city early today. In authoritative circles it was asserted that the rioting was organized by Republicans for the purpose of preventing the visit of King George to Belfast on June 1TJ for the purpose of attending the state own ing of the Ulster parliament. TO STUDY RUSSIAN STATUS. Farmer-Labor Party to Send Commission Abroad This Summer. CHICAGO. June 14. The Farmer- Labor party will send a commission to study conditions in Russia this summer if arrangements can be made, it was an nounced at the party headquarters to day. The commission will be headed by Parley Christensen of Salt Lake City. candidate for president at the last elec tion. CANADIAN FARES DOWN. IS Per Cent Reduction Ordered in East em' Provinces July 1. - OTTAWA. June 14. An IS per cent reduction in railroad fares in eastern Canada July 1 was ordered today by the Dominion board of railway commission ers. Western rates remain unchanged. The reduction will mean a return to the rates prevailing prior to Sept. 13, 1020. BRATTLEBORO LOCAL Wallace Bond of Greenfield visited here Friday and Saturday, returning to Greenfield Saturday evening. to I Ti,P Luther league of the Swedish Lutheran church will meet tomorrow night in the church vestry at 8 o'clock. The Ladies' Circle of the Universa list church will serve its annual straw berry supper at" 6.13. o'clock Thursday, In the municipal court yesterday a jury was drawn trt try the civil case of Mrs. Johnson Oakley of ernon against Mrs. Julia Frost of Vernon, which is set for trial this week Saturday. The plain tiff seeks to recover in an action or irover for articles taken from her home and now ' in Mrs. Frost's possession, which the de ' feudant claims belong to her. F. E. Bar her and C. S. Chase are counsel for the niaintiff and E. W. Gibson is counsel for Mrs. Frost. . T S SEIZED L Declares Booze Taken Sun day at M. Gissen's Forfeited GISSEN TRIAL IS SET FOR JUNE 28 Still Taken at 12 Valley Street Also For feited and Condemned Edward Kursh ' Pleads Not Guilty to Owning and Possessing Still." At the conclusion of a hearing which lasted from 2.30 ' o'clock until" 6 o 'clock yesterday afternoon, Judge Frank I). E. Stowe in the municipal court ad judged that the liquor seized by officers in the raid at Morris Gissen's home on Williams street Sunday night amount ing to about five gallons, was forfeited to the state and condemned. State's Attorney Harold E. Whitney . called Sheriff Frank L. Wellman as the first witness, and that officer told of what took place in Gissen's house and - of (Jissen 's concealing a gallon of-liquor. Attorney H. O. Barber for the defense- put Mr. Gissen on the stand, and the latter denied that he hid any liquor, but admitted that lie put it back of a cupboard as he didn't" want the officers to take all he had. Gissen saTd he bought the liquor in Springtield, Mass., before the Volstead, act went into effect., but he couldn't tell the name of the dealer of whom he claimed to have bought it. He said some of the liquor was Avhiskey, some brandy and some mixed. State's Attorney Whitney said the liquor very- evidently was of home manufacture, which he be lieved he could prove if he had an op portunity to have it analyzed, and he said an analysis would bIiow that it was made recently. . Policeman W. E. Tyler testified as to what he saw' at the Gissen place and of his calling the sheriff's attention to the fi.ct that he thought Gissen was hid ing some liquor. Before the court ruled on the con demnation proceedings State 'a Attorney Whitney said he had another witness who would testify that Gissen offered to sell a quart of whiskey, but before the witness 'arrived Attorney Barber moved that the court order the liquor returned to (Jissen, claiming the state had not - produced - any evidence what ever that Oisseu had the liquor con trary to law. The- court overruled the motion and declared the liquor forfeited and con demned. At that point the witness whom the state had sent for arrived, and on motion of the state's attorney the court struck off its judgment and permitted the witness to testify, against Attorney Barber's objection. - The witness was Herbert E. Pratt, who said he was employed ty Dr. S. E. Lawton at the Brattleboro Retreat. Pratt testified that two weeks ago (later changing it to-three weeks ago I he was in til Boston 'Fruit Market buying fruit for the Retreat when (Jissen called him aside and said he would sell him a quart of whiskey for $7 or a gallon for $H2. The witness said he was not satisfied that the quality was good and did not buy. He said that a week later 4ie met Policeman Tyler and told him of Gis sen's offer as he thought , " the officers ought to know about the traffic and stop it. He never told anybody else, he said, and never knew of Gissen offering to sell to anybody else.' Piatt said the proprie tors, "Tom" and '"Mike," were present. Attorney Barber called Pratt's attention to the fact that Thomas Nanm and those who were proprietors with him sold out over six weeks ago, whereas the witness claimed it was but three weeks ago that they were present. Questions by At torney Barber along this lina were car ried to such an extent that the court ruled that the defense must not proceed further in that direction. Attorney Bar ber took an exception to the ruling- on the ground that it was an abuse of dis cretion ami prejudicial to the interests of the defense. The atmosphere in the court was somewhat- tense for a' few moments. When the witness had fin ished, Attorney Barber asked permission to put on the present and former pro prietors of the fruit store to refute Mr. Pratt's testimony, but the court said it would "make no difference in his rinding and ruled against the request, to which" Attorney Barber took an exception. The court then adjudged the liquor forfeited and condemned. A complaint against Gissen on the charge of keeping' liquor illegally was continued to Tuesday, June 2S, and bail was continued at $."00. Edward Kursh of 12 Valley street, who was arrested when the officers seized still at that place, whas then brought in. He disclaimed ownership of the still, which was shown in court, and Judge Stowe ruled that it was for feited and condemned. Kursh was then arrested by Sheriff Wellman on the charge of owning and having in his possession apparatus for makings intoxicating- liqnor contrary to Jaw. He pleaded not guilty. State's At torney Whitney said he had just been ' irformed that the still was owned by a former tenant who had moved away, leaving the apparatus stored there, and he asked for time to make an investiga tion. The case was continued without date, bail being- fixed at $300. - PRIVATE UNDER ARREST. Held in 'Connection with $250,000 Fire at 'Army Post. ' , , FORT NIAGARA, N: Y.. June 14. Joseph Erdelies, a private in the medical department, is under arrest at the army post here in connection with the tire which on Sunday' night destroyed fed eral property worth $2T0,000. Erdelies was arrested on information furnished by another member of the medical corps, who alleges that Erdelies tried to enlist his co-oieration in a plan to burn can tonment buildings. Harvey O. Hutchinson of. Burlington, superintendent of high schools in Ver mont, received from Syracuse university, where he obtained his collegiate education, the honorary degree of doctor of pedagogy. 00 CONDEMN IU0R 1 1 l ! li f ! t -t k t. I V.