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BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 17, 1921. CENTS ENGLAND'S TERMS: ARE UNACCEPTABLE De Valera Says Ireland Will Never Accept Domin ion Status NO SUCH THING HAS BEEN OFFERED Refusal of Right to Secede Great Ob stacleDenies There Is Union All vises Irish to Give l'p Good Deal for Internal Peace. DUBLIN. Aug. 17 (Associated Press). Eamonn de Valera. Irish Republican leader, declared today that the Dail Eireann would not accept the terms, offered by the British government extending to Ireland an offer of dominion status. Mr. le Valera made this declaration at the second session of the Dail Eireannn held in the Mansion house to take np the ques tion of the negotiations with Premier Lloyd George with regard to a possible Irish settlement.' From the report this morning in the British and foreign press, said Mr. De Valera. "there seems to be doubt as to what our attitude is toward the British proposals. There ought to be no doubt in anybody's mind. We cannot and will .... Ki.l,nlf of this nation accept the . terms. "It is said-we are offered the status of dominion home rule for Inland the .tto .,f tiio liritish dominion. Ireland is nfTurpil no such till IIS. "What was offered was not even domin ion status. It was admitted the domin ion had the right to secede and could get out if they desired. We are told we mu stav in whether we like it or not. "Wp nrp not claiming the right to se cede. There cannot be the question of se flwi hwansp there never has been utiifiil "Northern Ireland has regarded itself from its own viewpoint and in enterin initiations thev need not give up that point of view. I would be willing to sug gest to the Irish people that they give up a good deal in order tn have Ireland able to look into the future without anticipat ing distracting internal problems. "England's claim is unreasonable. The claims of the minority in Ireland are un reasonable, but even unreasonable claims we would be able to consider and I, for one. would be readv to go a long way to (Continued on Page 6.) WHAT BECOMES OF CONFISCATED RUM? vttornpv General Starts Investigation to " ' Find Out May Make Prac tical Use of It. " WASHINGTON, Aug. 1". Attorney General Daugherty has started'an inves tigation, to find out what becomes of liquor seized by government officials. In reviewing many prohibition cases which come to his desk. Mr. Daugherty said yesterday, he had begun to wonder what became of the vast quantity of alcoholic beverages seized by the government in the prosecution of bootleggers. While it was the department's duty to attend to the prosecution of liquor law violations, he declared he had become interested in the poss ibility of putting condemned liquor to some practical use and at the same time to save the heavy warehouse bills. Seized liquors. Mr. Daugherty said, could be disposed of for non-beverage purposes to hospitals, or the alcohol might be abstracted and used eommcr- ciallv. Attention was directed by Prohibition Commissioner Haynes to the practice of certain proprietors of bonded warehouses and bonded storerooms of removing wine from their bonded premises for the use of themselves and their families without permits and for beverage purposes. In a letter to all federal agents he declared that all such offences would be severely dealt with in the future. Odd Fellows Temple SIX CO. I MEN AT EDWARDS BANQUET Romprey Chauffeur for Col. Gibson Men Attend Church and Now Need Only Tanlac to Become Perfect. (Special to The Reformer.) CAM I DEVEXS, Aug. 17. During the morning on Monday a short three-hour drill was had on squad movements, skirmish formations, tiring irom prone, etc., but the great stuff all came in the afternoon. At noon the x-su-vice men had their dinner with Maj. Gen. (Tarence II. Ed wards, which consisted of a fine old fashioned New England boiled dinner. My three years of service in the "Jew ish infantry were my claims for admit tance to the banquet, but I failed to get bv, therefore I get rcjiorts of the dinner second-hand. At .'..'to we marched, with the rest of the 1st . Vermont infantry, in review be fore Gov.. James Hartness and General Edwards. We carried a full pack of vaj rving weight, pounds at ine siarr, . pounds'-in the middle of the review, and 110 iKHinds wlien we mushed, as well as wearing our wooien unitoruis, wnicn are hotter than a Turkish bath parlor. Then to add to the general enjoyment of the afternoon, a heavy wind sprang . i i. e ii. . 1 1. . c .1 . ill), which orougiu lorin cioutis oi oust which tilled our eyes and noses ami dried up our throats. The dust was so tiucK in iront or us at one time that I veritably believe that if we had wished to advance we would have had to cut our wav forward with -. t a. 1. : . our mess Kit Knives. However, ihkjiik' the review as a whole, it was a pretty snappy atiair. there are many local notes tor to night : Truck Driver Arthur Komprey has been promoted to the position of chauffeur for Colonel Gibson, so we have one more honor for C-ompany I, the honor of having the best chauffeur in the regi ment. Tonight when John Harty and 1st Class Pvt. Lindley Hartwell came into the barracks from a short stay at the Hostess House they found their bunks anchored 10 feet above the floor on the cross beams. Ilarty's bunk was tied and before lie managed to get it down he had dumped all of his equip ment right and left about the floor. Due to the fact that Pvt. Hartwell was un able to dislodge his bed, and to the fact that taps were near. 1st Sgt. Clyde Falby and Sgt. Earl Falby aided and the bed was brought down with no con fusion. Thanks are due these sergeants, in behalf of the "bused" private, for aid ing him in avoiding the violent exercise of extricating the bunk from its peculiar situation. There are a good number of ex-service men in the company, but only six of these attended General Edwards's ban quet. These six were Capt. C. A. E. Goodwin. 1st Lieut. Alexander Exner. lid Lieut. James H. Bastian. 1st Sergt. Clyde Falby. ami Sergts. Earl Falby and Richard Chamberlain. From 7 to 12 Saturday morning Com- nanv I. acting in conjunction with thre. others, went through a good quantity of close order work, followed by a lecture on militarv courtesy. This lecture sye eialluHasized the fact that the sa lute between privates and their officers was not an act oi numiuauon on im part of the private, but a recognition that all are kindred, working in the d-om1 mon cause of their country. In the afternoon the company worked on advance guard work, but due to care lessness on the part of the men ot tne company in advance. Company I had a strenuous time alternating between a halt and an advance at double quic; time. On Sunday morning all the men not on leave went to cnurcu. .iosi oi mr men went to church in Ayer. and I've already noticed the decided improvement wrought. If the mess sergeant only could obtain a case of Tanlac to dis tribute to the fellows now, we would surely be an ideal company. There are many items for today : I vt. Edwin Frost is already planning what he'll do when he first returns to I'.rat- tleboro. Sergt. Kichard Chamberlain and Pvt. Paul Plant are now circling about each other in the middle of the barrack room floor, one equipped with a fire pail full of water while the other has a lire "pump extinguisher." They're prancing around like two Bengal tigers when "one's scared and the other dassn't." There goes Plant's pailful; if Chamberlain emnties bis we'll have to swim around here. Ah ! The flood sit uation looks more hopeful now, and the iironertv damage caused bv the rush of water probably will lie light. MOB BURNS DEAD NEGRO'S BODY Takes It Froni Hospital and Carry It to Field for Ignition KILLS TWO WHITES IN STREET BATTLE Xe-Dis-Au- General Raee Outbreak Follows groe's Running Amuck Police perse" One Threatening Crowd at g list a Several Wounded. AUGUSTA, Ga , Aug. 17. A masked mob forced its way into the University hospital here shortly after 4 o'clock this morning, secured the body of Walter Smalley. the Negro who ran amuck and killed two white men and injured four others late t yesterday, carried it beyond the city limits and burned it to a crisp. The body then was returned to the hospital. Five persons are dead as a result of disorders which began when a Negro ran amuck yesterday afternoon through the center of the business district. Seven are known to have been wounded, two of them probably fatally. Patrolman W. W. Moore, an unidenti fied white man and a Negro were killed in a shooting affray following the initial outbreak of the .apparently crazed man. Crowds of armed citizens immediately gathered at the scene of the shooting, but were dispersed after some difficulty by th police, who were' assisted tempo rarily by a sudden rainstorm. FIELD DAY AT "ODD FELLO WS' HOME Twenty-three Odd Fellows and llebek ahs from llrattlebom Motor to Lud-" low Over 2,000 Present. Under ideal weather conditions for an automobile trip and held day, 23 Odd rcllows and ICebekahs left lirattleboro by automobile about 7.o0 o'clock yes terday morning to join other nienilers ot tlie orders at Ludlow for the 25th anniversary field day of the Gill Odd Fellows' Home of Vermont. From 2,000 to 2.300 persons, including nearly all the grand officers of the grand lodge", the grand encampment and the KelR'kah assembly, participated in the festivities and enjoyed the entertain ment, which included an address lv Dr. Crosby A. Perry of Pittsfield, Mass., who was grand master of the grand lodge at the time the Home was dedi cated May 20, is.';, and who now is 84 years of age. It was the tirst time since the dedication that so many Odd Fellows had been together in Vermont at any one time. Basket lunches were carried by the picnickers and at the noon hour the Home furnished hot coffee, tea, told drinks, ice-cream, etc. ted of RIDGE ARCHES ..,-.' 1 . . ( i FINISHED TODAY Span to Be "Swung" After Riveting Has Been Finished ABOUT 50 BOYS NOW IN CAMP FIRST STEEL PUT IN PLACE AUG. 4 Engineer Storrs to Send Rivet Inspector Here Today Rapid Progress by Ef ficient Force of Men Under Direction of "Capt." Dan Burns. The last of the chords of the new steel bridge spanning the west branch of the 'Connecticut river here were put in place this aftrnoon and were bolted to the ad- ! jacent pieces, making the two arches and insuring the stability of Several New Arrivals This Week Ca dets Win Baseball Game Trip to Spofford Lake -Tomorrow. Several new boys are registered at the boys' camp in West Dummerston, which makes a total of about 30. The following bovs arrived Monday morning: Howard Rice, Allen Hebb, J. Wright, Walter Bishop, Paul Bishop., Harlan Kidder, John Follett, Van Moseley, Lin eoln Taft, Walter Robinson, George Greenwood, Ralph Kldrich. A very interesting game of baseball was played Tuesday afternoon with St. Michael's Cadets, "the score. being 8 to 5 in favor of the Cadets. The campers- will spend Thursday aft ernoon at Spofford lake. A ball game will be played between the campers and (.amp Maruuette. . j On Wednesday evening IF. K. Pratt .will entertain the boys with a corn Die program consisted ot sincim I : I. i.l 1. ..4 T T .1 . f wnicn was icu uy .aiiuui i. .uuuiiiiii 04 1 . iot. i4i..i t 1... i, I,.. 1 ompieic lvit o-rand chaoiam. of U.dmont ! the structure, although no fears for its address of welcome by II. A. Morse, "land master, of Iiellows Falls; greet- MURDER PROBE REACHES CHICAGO Prosecuting Attorney In Kennedy Case Goes There Higlitower Identified In Ileslin Case. LOS ANGELES. Cal., Aug. 37. Thomas Lee .Wool wine, district attorney, who had been conducting investigations of the slaying of J. Helton Kennedy, has left Los Angeles on a secret mission, it became known today. Information, re garding the nature of his trip or his des tination was refused at his office. It was stated he probably would be gone about 10 days. Reports were current that the district attorney had gone to Chicago. J. S. CROWELL DIES IN OHIO HOSPITAL Wednesday. Aug. 17 O. F. temple by Canton Snow's orchestra. Dance in T. O. Palestine, No. 3. Red Men s Hall Formerly Owner of Crovvell Publishing Co. That Published Woman's Home Companion. CINCINNATI, O., Aug. 17 J. S. Crowell, former owner of the Crowell Publishing ( o., Springfield, ()., publish ers of the toman s Home companion, died today in a hospital here. Hightower Is Identified. SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 17. Wil liam A. Hightower was identified late. yesterday by Miss Marie Wendel as the! man who called for . Patrick E. Ileslin on tlie d. tne night the priest disap peared. Miss Wendel was the priest's housekeeper. Her identification was substantiated by Mrs. Riaiichi, a neigh bor, who also was positive in her state ments. nigs from tne i;eieKaii assembly ot er- mont, by Mrs. Adelle ti. wailis, pre.si-; dent, of Waitsfield; greetings from the grand encampment of Vermont by K. K. Campbell, grand patriarch, of Water bury; addresses by Dr. Crosby A. Per ry, past grand master. Dr. W. N. Rry ant, a trustee, of Ludlow, and Rev. Dr. Oeorge R. Price of Rutland. The Lud low band rendered selections and a brass cpiartet accompanied the general si Hiring. The committee of arrangements con sisted of tiie trustees ami officers of the Ilinii nf v.liii-h F. F IVrrv of Itrnttli- i :. , .. .1 . .'. i ..r i. uiou is nHii'iuiv uuu u. uii'iuivi ui me board of trustees. The following paragiaphs from the printed program are of interest: "At the J3th annual session of the grand lodae of Vermont, which was held May 1.1, ISO.!, there a committee on Odd with power to consider proposals and locate a site for said Home. "The committee appointed was Dr. Crosby A. Perry, grand master, and the following named then past erand mas ters: Ilenrv . Hall of Rurlington. W. 1). Wilson of St. Albans. Henry L. Still son of Reuiiington. Ola II. Henderson of St. Johnsbnry and Leopold .1. Retting of Rraltleboro. The name of L. T. Ful lam of Ludlow was later added to the committee. "Since the dedication of the Home there have been admitted "7 resident members. C-O male ami 17 female. Of this numlier. .12 have died, eisht drawn, one dismissed, while 1(5 remain to enjoy the privileges of the Home.",' WjuitastiipMet lodre has had ' four' nemlers at the Hov none of -whom are now living. safety had been entertained. About D..10 o'clock this morning the last sction of the south arch was put roast on the camp grounds. This will be a delightful evening for the canyjers. Among the visitors at the camp are Frank Shumway. William Hey wood, W. A. Shumwav. Mr. and Mrs. Howe, Mr. and Mrs. billin-s. Dr. and Mrs. W; R. Noyes, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. l.azelle, M. .1. Moran, Jus tin Moraii, Mr. and Mrs. Plumb, Miss Plumb. Mr. and Mrs. lialdwin. About i.) were present at the min strel show on Saturday evening. The entertainment consisted of songs by Francis Cehrce. instrumental trios. in'dancinir bv Adams and Mrong. and jokes MORE THAN 1,000 ENIOYFIELD DAY Farm Bureau Gathering on U. U. Brigham Farm in' Jacksonville DEMONSTRATIONS BY THREE TRACTORS place, rising from the abutment on the Vermont end to the section above. A similar section was put in place on the north side a few minutes before. A few lateral pieces of framework were then mit in nlace. and just after dinner a' large United States flag was put up at the apex of the bridge, near a small one which was put up early this morning. While to engineers and bridge build ers it seems unnecessary to say that when the last end sections of the arches were put in position the shoes, or plates on which the bridge rerts. on the abut ments, came exactly where they were snnnosed to come. nevertheless the lavman could not help by the entertainment comnany. The campers will present a show of similar character on Saturday evening of this week. The entertainment will be given by the other half of the camp. All are cordially invited to attend. Saturday of last week was observed as la? day. The proceeds amounted to ?2.1;'.t. The sum of 137 will 1m? used' to defray the expenses of the new equip ment, leaving a. balance of over $100 for the camp treasury. All concerned are grateful to the people of who so generously responded and as sisted the" boys in raisin these funds. DEMOCRATS CAN'T AGREE ON TAXES Adjourn Caucus Until This Evening Form of Opposition Is In Dispute. WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. Demo crats failed again to reach an agreement on the tax resolution today, the caucus adjourning until S p. m. tonight. It was understood that the chief difference of opinion was as to whether the resolution stating the Democratic opposition should be in general terms or contain specific suggestion as to sources from which reve nue should be raised. Don't forget the dance hall Saturday night. in Red Men' Masonic Temple Wednesday. Aug. 17. at 7.30 p. m. Stated conclave of l!ea u scant Command err. No. 7. K. T. Tonight. 7.30 o'clock Stated conclave of Heauseant commander?, No. 7, Knights Templar. SENATOR LODGE WILL DO HIS BEST Tells Senate There Must IJe General Re duction of Armament Hy All Nations. WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, named by the President as one of the American dele gates to the disarmament Conference, de clared in the senate today that he would exert his best efforts for a reduction of armament but that '"there must be a gen eral reduction" by all nations. FOUR FISHERMEN MISSING IN FOG Lost Their Schooner Off Grand Danks July 2.1 and No Trace of Their Iioats Is Found. POIITLAXD, Me., Aug. 17. The loss of four fishermen in fog while fishing on the Grand lianks on 'duly 2.1 was re-j ported today on the arrival here of the Gloucester tishiiitt schooner, Morning star. Captain Chris Christ ianson re ported t hat .several days' search failed to "locate the men or their two lmats. The vessel was 5) miles off northwest lighthouse. Sable Island. Nine boats were out when the tog set in and .the occupants of some if the other seven had much difficulty in returning to the schooner. NOT SURE ABOUT RUMRUNNER. 'Regular Monthly Meeting Brattleboro Post, No. 5 American Legion Thursday, Auguft 1 4 At 7.30 p. m. G. A. R. HALL All members, of all Labor Day committees will please be present. Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday night The All-Mien's class extends a cordial invitation to all mem bers of the Attainers Sunday school class j and the Mary Geddis class to enjoy an open-air banquet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Perkins. This is the price which the men have to pay for losing the attendance contest to which they chal lenged the ladies. Thursday, Aug. IS. 3 p. m. The Women's Foreign Missionary society will meet with Mrs. George Iioorn, 2S Pearl i street. . Friday evening. 7.30 Prayer meeting in the vestry. Subject. Ine Intercessors Personal Preparation. Second meeting of the series. Rev. C. Swanson, of Proctor, Vt. will hold Evangelistic Meetings in the Swedish Congregational Church Thurs day and Friday evenings at 8 o'clock; Sunday morning at 10.43 ; Sunday eve ning at 7.30. Vocal selections by Miss Astrid Erickson Report That Scliooner Has Irfft for Fresh Stock in Canada. NEW P.EDFOItD, Mass., Aug. 17. From an official source it was reported today that the rumrunner Arethusa has left for Halifax. Representatives of liar- old D. Wilson, prohibition enforcement officer, reports, however, that the schooner is still off No Man's Land. If the vessel has sailed for Canada it is thought it 4s for the purpose of replenish ing its stock of liquor. DANCE I. O. O. F. Temple' Wednesday, August .1 7 SNOW'S ORCHESTRA Captain Still in Jail. ATLANTIC CITY. Aug. 17. Capt. Joseph Itoy, master of the suspected rum runner I'ocomke remained in jail today on . a charge of smuggling. He was un able to furnish the .$."..000 bail fixed against bis arrest last night. reflecting that the . . r - 1 'II f.. I 1 IT:-. ti - I a-vHAn was appointed., tact meant skuuiu iwiiuihis oi hut iiii Fellows' Home osition fiom its very inception. And here it may not come amiss to throw a little bouquet at the force of workmen under the direction of Supt. Dan Iiurns. ns well as the "captain" himself. The skill and "pep" which they have displayed ever since they landed in lirattleboro stamps them as one of the most competent crews of steel workers that ever visited this section. Every body seems to know his business and does bis work without having to be told, and chances which thev take, like walk ing upright across a narrow piece of steel TO feet above the water, makes those who are safe on terra, tirraa instinctively xviAi 1 tighten their grasp ou whatever they may i DC raKing noiu oi. i ) Following the collapse of the partly erected bridge June lb tne old rcei was removed and the building of new false work was started, and the first piece of new steel was laid Aug. 4. The false work was completed Aug. 10. The swing of the span, which is the bridgenien's parlance for removing the falsework, will not be done until the rivet ing is completed. That work is now going forward rapidly. The lower chords are somewhat higher in the middle than in the ends, but when the falsework is removed the middle of the bridge is expected to set tle about six inches, which will make the lower chords practically on a straight line; , Engineer John W. Storrs of Concord, N. II' was here yesterday to look at the bridge, and said he would send a rivet inspector here today. . The shoes on the eruiont end are fixed, while those ou the Hinsdale end are called rocker shoes, resting on rollers to allow for expansion and contraction due Jo heat and cold. Following is the list of the men who have had a part in the erection of the bridge, all of whom except the diver and his tender, whose work was finished a few davs ago. are still on the job: HIS LAW OFFICE of Richmond. Va. I Yard Foreman John P. Lasley of Philadelphia, l'a. Yard Engineer James liittenhouse of Philadelphia, l'a. Traveler Engineer Harry George of Schenectady. N. Y. Ross Carpenter I). E. Love of Peters burg, Va. Rivet Ross E. A. Thompson of Lynchburg, Va. Time Keeper R. E. Charles of Selins grove. Pa. Watchman J. T. Moynihan of Brattle boro. Structural Steel Men Wade II. Blev ins of Wytheville. Va.. Dudley Moore of Lynchburg. Va.. P. E. Peterson. Concord, N. C, II. C. Thompson of Lynchburg, Va.. A. F. Malnney of Syracuse. N. Y., IV II Tlaiolni. ff If .,ir,l-l n V V lnfl A1JIJ!D JJKTK.IJ1 I i Rakusick of Cementon. X. Y.. Antonio . . j Rakusick of Cementon. X. Y.. C. A. Stew art of Turners rails, Mass., J. . Strow bridge of Waterbury, Conn.. Joseph J. Klinshaw of Wiscassett, Me., Richard Kieuitz of Rrooklyn, X. Y.. C. G. Love lace of Rirminghani. Ala., Harry Johnson of Syracuse, X. Y.. L. E. Wilcox of Phoenix. X. Y.. C. E. Paul of Corning, X. Y.. Robert Flynn of Philadelphia. Pa., Edward O'Keefe of Springfield, Mass., Andrew Knott of Leplata. Md.. Martin Touiosky of Rrooklyn. X. Y., Emil Vich enre of Rrockton. Mass., Renot Vichenre of Brockton. Mass.,, F. G. Aldrich of Westmoreland Depot, X. II., E. H. Smith, diver, of Buxton, Me., and Harold Gartrell, diver's tender, of Richford, Vt. . i . MATERIA MEDICA PLAYERS RETURN Four from Brattleboro and Others This Part of State Back from Five Days' Outing. Dr. G. R. Anderson. Dr. C. S. Leach, Dr. E. L. Tracv and Dr. W. Hucll Perry of Brattleboro, Dr. A. II. Wright of Wil mington, Dr. J. L. Love joy of .Weston and Dr. Harry II. Lawrence of Spring field (Vt.) returned last night from a five-day outing of the Materia Medica band at Xorthern Pines on Lake Chain plain, at Port Kent. X. The band had its inception in Brattleboro and this was tho fifth outing. The baud, which is composed of about 40 men. was assisted by 12 pieces of Fer dinando's orchestra while on the trip. Physicians from the northern part of the state joined with the band, also other business and professional men. -- Concerts Were rendered at Trembleau hall. Port 'Kent, and at Morrisonville, X. Y., also at Plattsburgh, X'. 1".. where the concert, which was followed by. a dance, was for the benefit of the Platts burgh hospital. Ferdinando s orchestra furnished music tor the dance and more than SlOO was netted for the hospital. The trip took the party through the Adirondack mountains to points or in terest. Ausable Chasm, and Hotel Cham plain, and back by way of Lake George It was the concensus ot opinion ot peo ple in northern Xew York that the band was the finest musical organization they ever had heard. x;!iaCfi Program of Speaking by Persons of State and National Reputation Ball iame Closes Day's Events Basket Picnic Dinner Enjoyed. . Approximately 1,000 persons, which was more than have been present on any previous similar occasion, attended the third annual field day of the Windham County Farm Bureau held yesterday in Jacksonville with men of state and na tional prominence among the speakers. The speakers stated that yesterday's audi ence was largec than that to which they spoke in Windsor county Monday. The occasion took the form of an old home day for many. Demonstrations were given by Moline, Fordson and International tractors , in the forenoon, but because of the high wind it was impossible to give the potato spraying demonstration which had been planned. The spraying machine-was set in operation, however, in order to give the people an opportunity to see how it lirattleboro 'worked and to ask questions. A manure spreuuer uuu cuuivaior aiso were oa ex hibition. A picnic luncheon was enjoyed about 12.30 o'clock and at 1.30 the program of speaking was opened vith Henry W. Frost of East Putney, vice president of the Farm Bureau, as chairman in the absence of A. A. Dunklee of South Ver non, the president. Prof. M. B. Cunimings. head of the hor ticultural department of the University of Vermont, spoke on Fruit Growing, ex plaining the care for young and old or chards, spraying, pruning, orchard in spection work, varieties to plant, sites, lo-eations-etc. Organization on the part of the farm ers, transportation, tariff and marketing were included in a talk by Chester Gray of Xevada, Mo., a member of the execu- from (Continued on Page 6.) NEWS OF DEATH OF CHAS. H. DAVENPORT WILSON VISITS Friends Believe . His Physical Condition Is Improving Offices Not Ready for Business. WASHINGTON". 'Aug. 17. Woodrow Wilson's first appearance yesterday at his law o dices here was taken by bis friends as evidence of the former pres ident's improving physical condition. Bainbridge Colby, former secretary of state, and Mr. Wilson's law partner, al so was at the new offices, where Mr. Wilson spent some tinie in conference with clients. The firm's quarters are not ready for occupancy as yet. MISS JESSIE GREGG WEDS IN NEW YORK LIQUOR RAIDS Becomes Bride of Rev. Francis II Stephenson, Who Has Just Accepted Call to California. Miss Jessie L. Gregg of Brattleboro ami Rev. Francis II. Stephenson of Washington, Pa- were married yester day in the Church of the Transfiguration in New York city by Rev. II. C. Johnson of Blackball. Conn. They will leave the last of this week for Orange, Cal.. where Rev. Mr. Stephenson, who is an Episco pal rector, has accepted a call to a church. The bride has been a resident of Brat tleboro since girlhood, and is a graduate of the Brattleboro high school, class of First . Publisher and Editor of Reformer Was Once Conspicuous Figure In State Xewspaperdom. A telegram received this morning from Mrs. E. C. Monroe of Ithaca, N. Y., announced that the body of her father, Charles ill. DaTenport, former well-known newspaper man and founder of The Reformer, would be brought here for burial tomorrow. Mr. Davenport, it is understood here, died yesterday at the J. Davenport, been living for home of his brother, II. in Ithaca, where he had several months. Mr. Davenport was a conspicuous fig ure in Vermont journalism to the time he sold out his local interests in 1001. He was a son of the late Charles X". Daven port, one of the leading members of the j Vermont bar and one of the state's promi nent democrats. Jt was the latter who conceived the idea of starting The Wind ham County Reformer as a Democratic campaign organ, and his son became its editor and publisher, continuing in that capacity until he sold out to J. G. Cilery in 1101. C. II. Davenport was a fearless and forceful writer and for years advocated a house-cleaning in Vermont nolities t After retiring from local newsnaner work he was engaged for several years on a lolitical history. In 100S he became editorial writer on the Worcester, Mass., Post, holding that position until a few- Men Michigan State Police Arrest 11 and (Jet Quantity of Contra- 1 band Liquors. DETROIT, Aug. 17. Michigan state police endeavoring to check the flow of Canadian beer and liquor across the De troit river from Windsor made several raids along . the water front early to day, arresting 11 men and seizing a con siderable quantity of contraband liquor. ESSEX AX I) HI DSOX DOWN. 1SS0. She is a charter member of the years ago when he took a similar post Brattleboro W oman s club and has taken an active part in its work. She is a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. An drew R. Gregg. Rev. Mr. Stephenson is a son of a min ister and formerly was pastor in On tario, later in Lyndonville (Vt.), and for the past two years in Washington. Pa. He was chaplain in the Canadian army overseas about three years in the World war, a part of the time on ship board between England and South Africa. TENNIS MEN FROM SPRINGFIELD HERE OIL SHARES OX TOBOGGAN'. Everybody Selling at Opening of Stock '.-'::' : -' Market. ' WALL STREET, X. . Aug. 17. Sell ing of oil shares was resumed at the' op ening of today's stock market. Tra ders evidently based their operations on more unfavorable advices concern ing that industry from Mexico. Mex ican petroleum soon fell 1 1-2 points. RECEIVERS FOR M'CLURES. Creditor Claims $12,256 Due Him on : ' Notes.- ' XEW YORK. Aug. 17. Receivers in equity were appointed today for Mc Clure's Magazine, Inc.? on complaint of Marcus B. Ilerrnian, who claimed $12, 3Titi due on notes. Models of These Cars Now at Lowest Mark They Have Ever Been. DETROIT, Aug. 17. A third cut in prices announced today by the makers of Hudson and Essex cars puts these well-known models nt lower prices than they have ever sold for. The . Hudson Supersix last year sold for S2,GO0. The new price places it at SLSi).. : Essex prices last year were $1,70." for open touring models. They are now ."fl,o7.". Similar reductions have, been made on all models. Officials of the companies say that heavy sales have exhausted old inventories and reduced overhead costs. TIIE WEATHER. PARADE COMMITTEE OFFERS PRIZES American Legion Post Hope's for Representation of Floats on Labor Day Three Classes. Three classes of floats are to Match With Country Club Players Sched uled for Tomorrow Afternoon Open to Public. .There will be a tennis match at the Country club . tomorrow afternoou, .starting at 2.30, between a team of four representing the local ciuo and a team from Springfield, Vt. There will be four matches of singles and two of doubles, each to count one point. The local team will be composed of Fred II. Harris, Poger Bracket t, B.-15. Uchida and Dr. II. P. Greene. Tlie event will be open to the miblic. I It is hoped this match will stimulate Large' interest in tennis hereabouts and lead to other matches with teams represent ing adjoining towns' to the end that a state tennis association may be formed and state tennis tournaments revived. on the Albany, X. Y., Argus. STATE BANKERS TO MEET HERE Vermont Association . to Hold Annual Convention Sept. 10 Program In-, eludes Outing at Spofford Lake. The Vermont Bankers association will hold its annual convention in Brattleboro Saturday, Sept. 10, when the visitors will be guests of the local banks. The program will include an outing at Spofford lake. be awarded prizes bv the judges of the Labor I The visiting players will be enter dav parade which will be a feature of tamed by the local players at dinner at the matches. the celebration by Brattleboro post of tb? American Legion. .They will be divided under the heads of commercial, industrial, aud social and individual, and in each class the prizes will be $15 and $10. and tlie best float in the parade will be awarded a prize of S2.". Information Showers Tonight and Tomorrow Xot Much Temperature Change. WAKlTIVrSTIlY -ll.r 17- Tho rvnaJ X U I.IMII Vl.'i v i - 1 i. ther forecast: Showers tonight and OIV,ie ,e , . , 1 r Thursday. Not much change in temper-', .J e fl,ats should represent as many ature. Moderate to fresh . south and different lines as possible, and it is hoped southwest winds. that every business bouse will be repre- . I sented. Many already have signified Turkish baths are unknown to the their intention to provide floats to. help I Turks. make the day a big success. to BIRTHS. Tn Brattleboro. Aug. 10. a daughter Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Chapman. In West Brattleboro (Melrose hos pital). Aug. 10. a daughter, Vernabelle, may be obtained of Jacob Estey, chairman: to Rev. and Mrs. Charles C. Chayer. : MARRIAGES. In New York. X. Y.. Aug. 16, by Rev. If. C. Johnson of Blackball, Conn., Bev Francis H. Stephenson of Washington, Pa., and Miss Jessie L. Gregg of Brat tleboro. i Robinson 's -i v . -' ' ' Boston University Orchestra plays for many of the Big Social Events in Boston. They will be at ' FESTIVAL HALL for " The Big Dance Monday, August 22