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BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, .WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 31, 1921. TREE CENTS DIVERS SEARCHING N FOR STOLEN BONOS C. O. Harding, Charged With ThefC Says He . ; Sunk-Them in River SECOND ARREST , 1 1 FOR; BIG ROBBERY Minot Guild, Back Bay Salesman. Also In Custody Harding Claims He Found Bonds In Boston Hotel Recently Bought Sumner..IIome. BOSTON, Aug. .SI. Divers today searched the bed of the Charles river for a buudle of' Liberty bonds, part of a lot valuel at $120,000 stolen two years ago from a safe in the paymaster's office of the, Boston ..& Albany railroad at the South station. The search was instituted as a result of information said to have been given by Carl (). Harding, who was arrested yesterday charged with being concerned in the robbery. The police said Harding told them that, he took a bundle of bonds, weighted them with stone, and dropped them off the bridge at Weston. Grap pling irons, failed to turn up the package yesterday and today the search was- con tinued by divers. Hafding if the second person taken into custody in connection with the rob bery. The first suspect, Minot Guild, a l' vear old Back Bay salesman, was ap prehended in , Providence Friday while attempting to cash coupons stolen bonds in a bank there, and has been held tor the grand jury. According to the police. Harding claim that he found the securities in a Boston hotel, and denies knowledge of the robbery. ' Harding vas born in Newton and has lived in the vicinity of Boston most of his life.' He gave his occupation as a merchant, but the police have been un able to find that he was engaged in busi ness. Until dune -1 Harding lived in Audubon road, "Back Bay. Then, ac cording to the police, he bought a sum mer home at- Roekport, Me., and also a house at 104 Somerset street. AA'inthrop. which he gave' as his address when booked at police headquarters. PRESIDENT GREETS I: , BAR ASSOCIATION - - ' - ; v Asks Liberal Attitude Toward - Those Who Question Law Praises , ' , , Lit hies of Association. ',. C1XCJNNATI, O., Aug. 31. A liberal attitude toward those who question the law will lead' to better safeguarding "the good we possess and rightly shaping the measures of progress that we must have.'' President Harding declared in a letter of greeting to the American Bar associa tion, which formally opened its 44th an nual convention today. President Harding expressed regret that he could not attend the convention, but praised the association for upholding "the highest ethics of a noble profession." The President s let ter was read by Hampton L. ( arson, act ing president of the association, who pre sided at the opening session. MILITARY- TO TAKE CHARGE IN BELFAST In Fierce Rioting , and ' Fighting Still , Progress v .Lord Mayor . Asks Help. BELFAST. Aug. 31 (Associated Press) The military, it was announced at mid day, will assume control of Belfast within an hour as a result of representation by the lord mayor as to the urgent necessity of affording the city's citizens protection in view of the. fierce rioting and lighting in progress. At 4 o'clock this afternoon the city was comparatively quie.t. The military had taken to street duty although they had nr.t gone into Royal avenue. Traffic had been restored in lork street. By mi((afternoon with the fighting still proceeding in some areas between the I lster , Royalists and Sinn t einers the total death roll since Monday night had reached 14. Scores have been wounded. but the exact number is not known. Early today Sir 'William Goates, the lord mayor, made strong representation to Gen. Carter Campbell, commanding the British troops in l ister and (thief of Police deist on concerning th? need for protection' of the citizens. Last night special constabularies ' nearly all for mer soldiers, were in action in the Stan hope street area. COTTON BREAKS $5 BALE. Heavy Selling by New York Commission Houses Today. NEW YORK, Aug. SI. A heavv soil ing movement in cotton todav bv com mission houses and others broke prices .$" a bale to the basis of $15.00 for Jan uary. Reports of phowers in Texa helped the decline. WOULD USE GERMAN FUNDS FOR CLAIMS Owe Custodian Miller hays Germans More Than $40,000,000 to America. WASHINGTON, Aug. SI. Recom mendations that funds now in the pos session of the alien property custodian be used in settlement of American claims against Germany was made to President Harding today by Custodian -Miller. Most of the American claims. Mr. Mil ler explained, resulted from the sinking of the Lusitania and other ships prior to America's entry into the war. Boiled down, those now on tile with the state department amounted to more than $4M).000.0tM. . Mr. Miller saut. 'lUe property held by the custodian was, .esti mated in value at ?41..0O.kmi. DOESN'T APPROVE BIG COMMISSIONS REPORT, FIGHT 0 il No Details Further Than There Was Firing By Both Sides OFFICIALS HOLD MOUNTAIN CREST President's Proclamation Demanding Dispersal of Armed Bands Being Dis tributed by Airplane Martial Law Tomorrow If Order Is Disobeyed. LOGAN, V. Va., Aug. :5L John Gore, a Ixgan county deputy sheriff, was killed in a fight between a border patrol and an armed band on Blair mountain this morning. This is the first casualty since state police,, dep uty sheriffs and volunteers from . southern West Virginia gathered here to resist the forces which for days have been assembling on the east side of Spruce Fork ridge, believed to be bent upon an invasion of IiOgan county. The border patrol on Blair mountain was fired upon this morn ing by a party of men from the east ( slope. The fire was returned and the attacking party driven .back by the Logan county, deputies holding this sector. TWO LOCAL MEN " i ON RIFLE TEAM . -i ' ' . . . . Lieut. Evner and Corp. Martell Among National Guardsmen to Compete in National Matches. (Special to The Reformer.) MONTPELIER. Aug. 31. Two members of the Brattleboro com pany, Lieut. Alexander .1. Exner and Corporal Joseph E. Martell. have been selected as members of the Vermont Na tional Guard rifle team which will com IK'te in the national matches at Camp Perry. O.. Sept. 4 to 27. Orders from the adjutant general's of fice announce the complete makeup of the team as follows : Major Willard P. Springer, team cap tain, ordnance dept.. Northfield Falls. ('apt. Charles E. Pel, team coach, sup ply officer, 1st inf.. St. Albans. Lieut. Donald . Curty. 1st inf., Bur lington. Lieut. James A. Cruickshank. 1st inf.. Northtield. Lieut. Everett K. Chase, 1st inf.. Bel lows Falls-. Lieut. George C. Ackley, 1st inf., Man- hester Center. Lieut. Alexander J. Exner, 1st inf.. Brattleboro. Sergt. Frank II. Comiskcy, Co A, 1st nf.. Rutland. Sergt. Clarence V. Hastings. Co. E. 1st inf.. Bellows Falls. Sergt. James E. Glennie. Service Co.. 1st. inf.. Montiwlier. Sergt. Joseph Palin. Co. L. 1st inf.. Newport. Corp. Joseph E. Martell. Co. I. 1st inf., Brattleboro. Corn. Fletcher C. inf.. Burlington. Pvt. Lloyd . King, .i.i t Says Ben-asso-does some Head of I,aundryneDs Association ' Only Few Laundries Are Profiteering. BOSTON, Aug. 31. William R. oit. president of the Laundrymen s ciat ion, says that, the association not approve of the practice of laundries in paying agents commissions ranging from .'.. to 4." iter cent of the charge to the customers. His statement. in reply to a call yesterday by the state commission on necessaries of life, for more reasonable laundry prices, said that only a few laundries are concerned in the practice of which the commission complained. PA CAN MAKE 200 GALLONS OF WINE CHARLESTON, 1 AA. Va., Aug. 31. State forces and an armed band came to gether in the mountains near Blair. Logan county, this morning, according to des patches received at the office of Governor Morgan. Beyond the statement that there had been firing from both sides, the gov ernor's office announced there were no de tails. Blair is on the eastern slope of the mountains, the crest of which is held by state police and a large force of deputy sheriffs. It has been one of the centers from which armed bands are said to have radiated since last week. Unfounded re ports of lighting came from there last week. Northfield. The team captain lect from the officers principals and I he team will day. Sept. 2. so as to report to Major Springer, team captain., at Rutland, on or net ore tram leaving tor the snuth at ."i p. m., same day. Collector of Connecticut, Give Ruling Maker Must First Notify Internal Revenue Office. Much Activity at Iogan. LOGAN. AA. An., Aug. 31. Airplanes today distributed copies of President Harding's proclamation throughout this district. Friends and foes alike received the pamphlet containing the President's command that all "insurrectionary pro- eeedines" disierse and return t their homes at or before noon Thursday, Sept. 1." There was no fighting during the night In Logan the night was one of great ac- Itivitr. Conferences between state othcials I nn.l nmtfv nut luiril iiM Wor li.l.l T 1 1 f 1 . C2 Uilll H'UIHI UULIO.l l n ..... ....... -.... and stacked in the court HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 31. A maximum or -:ki gallons ot wine a year may be made by heads of families in private homes for exclusive use of a fam- . i iKif limit i-tAmrr t.-1. ri nw.r rrk u toy u i-as.' ..n. i .,,i,. w m,;t.i sifota i n. 1 were cleaned A.ni t-i,rt Vv.iKw,. mKf i I honso corridors am! a thousand Urftnd- Patnri ,f the Connecticut district. It " held themselves in readiness to marcii that thAl Late reports from the southwestern tier maker must "file a formal notice of inten- of counties were that citizens were bein tion to make the wine at the internal formed into companies and would rush to revenue olhce before making of the wine the assistance of Logan if it was th.mght enn he done I thev were needed. Sheriff "Bill" Hat held of that county lias been here several THREE BALLOONS LOST IN BLAZE at Gasoline Explosion Destroys Hangar Rockaway Point All Work men Escaped. NEW YORK, Aug. 31. Dirigible bal loon D-0. the largest dirigible aircraft of its tvpe, the blimp SI and the type balloon AP were destroyed by a lire which razed the hangar today at the Rockaway Point naval station. An explosion of gasoline from an unknown cause started the blaze. Although a number cf'nien were in the hangar only one man was slightly burned. NIGHTINGALE TO MARRY. days assisting Sheriff Don Chafin. Strikers Seize .Train. CHARLESTON. W. Va., Aug. 31. Chesapeake & Ohio railroad official today verified a report receive! at Gov. L. 1 Morgan s office last night that armed men late yesterday commandeered the regular Chesapeake. & Ohio passenger train run ning over the branch line from St. Albanri, !." miles southwest of Charleston near the Logarr line. Red Men s Hall Thursday, Sept. 1 The social which was to have been held by Pocahontas Council, No. 4,. has been postponed. Friday, Sept. 2 Special meeting of IJuonekticut tribe, J. O. R. M. Reports of delegates to the great council will be heard. A good attendance is desired. Dance Saturday night. Everybody cor dially invited. TONIGHT. Your Last Chance This Season to Dance With Robinson 's Boston University Orchestra Dancing Till One O'clock Famous New Hampshire College Athlete Takes Graduate for Bride. EXETER, N. II., Aug. 31 Gordon Nightingale, the New. Hampshire college athlete whose long distance gained him an international reputation, is to be married to Miss Florence Hatch, also a New Hampshire college graduate. The an nouncement by Miss Hatch's parents here said the ceremony would take place Sept. 12. Odd Fellows Temple Thursday, Sept. 1 Regular meeting of Oasis Encampment. Who's the Bell Hop ? Dispersal E,vpected. .WASHINGTON. Aug. 31. Adminis tration othcials today looked for reports from the est Virginia coal helds that persons engaged in "unlawful and insur rectionary proceedings' were . dispersing and retiring peacably to their homes as di rected in the proclamation issued yester day by President Harding. Should this not be done bv tomorrow noon martial law. it was said, will le declared and fed eral troops will be sent to the scone. GOODALLS ARE DEFENDANTS Receiver for Railroad Charges Wrecked the Business. They PORTLAND. .Me., Aug. .31. Former ( -ongressman 'Louis B. Goodnll am George B. (ioodalf of Sanford will be de lendants in an equity suit to be tried at the September term of the supreme ju dicial court in which Alfred A. Mont goiuery of this city, as receiver of the Sanford & C-apc.' Porpoise Railroad Co seeks to recover from them. It is al leged that they, with other now deceased executed deeds, contracts and leases without regard for rights of the railway company. leaving., it helpless to . operate a a railroad. "It JPays to Advertise 99 Adyertising Sigi igns Order - Your Signs Now for Labor Day Parade and Valley Fair -Estimates gladly given, also . suggestions, for. floats, signs, etc. y ' Work Guaranteed, Prprapt Service SCOTT L. BARBER 86 High Street .Telephone 592-M R OF MISSION WORK Mrs. G. F. Fortier President at Universal ist Meeting STATE CONVENTION PROPER BEGINS PLAN EXTENDED CALIFORNIA TRIP Br. Elizabeth; P. Bailey and Miss Doris Hutchins to Leave About October 1 for Monrovia. Dr. Elizabeth P. Bailey and Miss Doris Hutchins will leave about (Jet. 1 for lion- TlprtPfl rovia, Cal., to spend several months with cousins oi ifr. janey. mie in .amor nia Dr. Bailey will spend a part of her time in the study of chiropody and attend ing clinics. Beginning Sept. 12 Dr. Bailey will turn over her chiropodist practice for the pe riod of her absence to Dr. Elizabeth Briggs of A Vest Brattleboro, who will continue ito occupy Dr. Bailey's office in the Barber building. Dr. Briggs is a graduate of the New York College of Chiropody, class of 1012. and has practiced in New York eitv nnrl Vlrn-i.'a Silirt it'III til-A ........ Ti.. President George C. Felch of St. Johns-hiniW's rar-tinn ti,rn,i, bury Responds to Welcome Extended granted by the secretary of the Vermont by President Vauehan of Local Parish State Medical board SHARP DROP IN PRICE OF MIL Result of Entry of Mill Plant Into Retail Business FIVE-CENT CUT IN SOME CASES Davies, Co. K, 1st CV. F, 1st inf., is authorized to se and men named the alternates for the team, leave home stations Fri- IOLBROOK HAD MOST INSURANCE About ept. 1 i Dr. Bailey will go to Ftica, X. Y., to visit relatives and Miss Hutchins. will go to her home in Middle town Springs. Dr. Bailey will go later to Middletown Springs and both will re turn to Brattleboro the last week in Sep tember, leaving in a few days for their western trip. FIELD DAY AND PICNIC FRIDAY and (lives Address." The . convention of the Fniversalist Mission Circles of Vermont and Province of Quebec opened yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Fniversalist church with Mrs. Oorge F. Fortier of Morrisville, president of the association, presiding. After the many reports from the dif ferent societies had been given and the routine business had been- transacted, Mrs. Fortier gave an address on the growth of the Fniversalist women's movement in Vermont which led up to the formation of the Mission Circles. After the president's address. Mrs. Katherine B. Haskell, missionary work er in Xorth Carolina, gave a short line of the work of the church in Xorth Carolina poor and ignorant. The next speaker was Rov. Xelson I.obdell of Japan, who gave a short lec ture on the Fniversalist work in Japan. His lecture also included a-rejort of the fine work of Miss Hathaway and Miss i jsDorne, who are trie i ni versa list m:s- given by Professors Leggett and Ilitch- sioaarj n-iiwm;uni" irom mis t-imr. cock, and a rare treat will be offered to After the reports of the officers and; those present as E. B. Cornwall, president iwiuiiiiim.- in." lujiuii nit OI HIP erillfllir h flfm I 11 mom 11 ..?.... . . 1 - - .... .Ill i n'Mirni, . jirs. ticorge r.innl Fanners' Club of Athens Invites Neigh boring. Towns to Join Stock Judging, (James, Addresses. The Farmers club of Athens in co operation with the Farm Bureau is nlan- out-''"K to hold a tieid dav and picnic in a short out-' "ing i noiu a Fniversalist ,M,,n Sv.M,r- - 1 Je tanners club jn i,,vltPS tl: neighboring towns to come in with them and I The morning -nare m program the festivities. wil? consist of poultry and stock judging demonstration by Professors Ieggett and Hitchcock and games in charge of Miss A'iola Cameron, the new county club agent. Picnic lunch will be followed bv Talks- elected : Fortier, Morrisville; vice pres., Mrs. E a member, of the federation executive committee igures Compiled by Trade Paper Shows Dummerston Man to Have Had Over $170.000 $107,000 Paid Here. Figures compiled by the Insurance ress for the year 11120 show 111 life laims of more than !?10,MX) paid in A'er- mont during that vear. the largest being SI ".'. l."i on the life , of Frederick Hol brMk of Dummerston. Other state laims of Slll.OtXt or more were: Charles A McMillan of Barre. ? It . H M : Robert Drysdale of Bennington SlO.(MM); Theoilore X. Vail of Lyndon. S22.4S2: 'harles F. Bigelow of Newport.. 1 S.2 ) : Beniamin F.Mrc of Newport. .S12.HtO; . A'. Simpson (town not given), $13, 04. (liven by towns, the . claims paid in the state during" llrJO were as follows: Bennington. .$17H.(KM ; Dummerston. S170.0O0 : Rutland. . S1':J.HM ; Burling ton, S112.0OO: Brattleboro. $107.(KMI: Lyndon.. $It.".000: St. Johnsbury. $72.- OOO: .Newport. S0.".t 00 : St. Albans. (1''.000; Montpelier. Stli.tMtO: Barre.' S.I.00O: Fair Haven. S.TT.OoO; Spring- eld. $4S.(MMI; A'ergennes. . $.3.tKH) ; AA'oolst.H-k. S2!.0)0: Middlebnry. S21.- (M; Randoliih. S21.0O0: AVaterhurv, J?2;i.OO(: Lyndonville. .$21.O0O: AA'et- ford. .21.(mmJ; Franklin. $1S.(M0: ponlt- nev. sn.iMMi; Keadsporo, .n.tMMi; .Aior risville. S10.OO0: Passumpsic, Slfi.OOO; 'harlotte, ?1.".tKMi: Danville. Sl.'.OOO: Hafdwiek. S1."..(MK: North Bennington, Sl.-.tiOO: Bellows Falls, Sll.fNM); Bethel, $11. 0O0: tlraniteville. $11. CM Ml; Middle- town Springs. $11.(HN: Richford. Sll. 000; Roxbury. .ll,0o0: AAindsor. .$11.- OOO: Fort Ethan. S10.0O0: Proctor, $ 10,000. (Continued on Page 8.) F. J. COLEMAN DIES AT AGE OF 85 NINE-YEAR-OLD BOY , CONFESSES ARSON Iondouderry Man Had Lived in Home of Daughter. Mrs. II. C. Stowell of . Canal Street. Three Years. Frederick James Coleman. :.S.". died at 10 o'clock last evening in the home of his daughter and husband. Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Stowell. at l. Canal street. He had been, in failing health about a year with a complication of diseases. Mr. anil Mrs. (Vdeman's home was in Ix)n dondcrry. but three years ago last March they closed their house and came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. . Stowell to be cared for on account of their advanced ages. Mr. Coleman was born in Chester March l.. lS3t. one of the seven children of James and Elizabeth (Tarbell) Cole man. The only survivors of the family are two brothers. Millard Coleman of Chester and Chester Coleman of Saxtons River. He lived on his father's farm in Ches ter until he was about 30 years old, when he went to Londonderry. Fifty one years ago. they Iwmght the house which has jiince !een their home. For many years Mr. Coleman was driver for a physician in Londonderry. On Nov. P.O. 1ST,;), Mr. Coleman mar ried Elizabeth Phoebe Chase of Andover (A"t.). who survives with one daughter, Lilla Lizzie, wife of Henry C. Stowell. He was a member of the Fniversalist church of lAUidonderry. Private funeral services will be held in the home at 2 o'clock Friday after noon. Rev. Edwin P. Wood, pastor of the Bratthlniro Fniversalist church, officiat ing. The burial will take place in jMorniugside cemetery. ot the National I- arm Bureau fe.ler.-.t;,,.. will be on hand to tell them what the new organization is doing. Mr. Cornwall has just returned from the national executive committee meeting at Snrine-Hel.l nn.l' without question he will have something to say which will be of interest to all. MORE ENTRIES FOR PARADE DESIRED Committee Hopes Every Automobile Owner Who Is to Be in Town La bor Day Will Participate. The committee in charge of the au tomobile parade on Labor day an nounces that it has been impossible to reach every car owner in town. While there have been a good number of en tries to date, the committee hopes to receive many more before Monday njornine and urges everyone who pos sibly can to enter his car. It is not ncessary to trim the car elaborated. Hie parade will !at only about an hour, so any automobile owner who is to lx in town, is asked, to give this function his supjnirt. The parade will start irom the common at 0 p 'clock Cars will assemble at f).Hl an,? be ! sijnied to their places. Further particulars msv le had bv communuating with J. P. Estevl Set Three Fires In AA'est Auburn. Me. Will Be Placed on Trial Tomorrow. LHAVISTOX. Me.. Aug. 31. John Murray, aged 0. son of Mr. and Mrs. John Murray of Lowiston, confessed to- lay to the Auburn police that he had set three tires in A est Auburn. 1 wo of them destroyed the farm buildings of li-oliH, IVnft-j i?wl IInraeA tlrtwnnl iiivolviinr flfurwatu loss of jihont " oru nas oeen receiveu irom me er- Sl.l.OOO. The third was the stable of niont Extension Service that Professor TTmvcv nn who extinen shed w t i M'Cgger t oi xne poultry uepartment win De tniall damage. He will be arraigned for POULTRY CULLING DEMONSTRATIONS One to Be. Held at D., E. Tasker's To morrow Morning at 10 by Prof. Leggett of Extension Service. . arson tomorrow morning. FARMERS ORGANIZE. Those. Doing Business at Holyoke Com munity Market Select Officers. HOLYOKK. Mass.. .Aug. .11. Farmers having staHs at the Community market! formally .organized yesterday, with thejvited to following ollk-ers: President. Wright A. tions.- Root of Lasthampton ; vice-president, Mrs. ' Hugo Zcnner of AA'est Holyoke : secretary-treasurer. D. S. Rae of South Hadlov Falls. . The farmers said they intend to rent the present grounds of the Holyoke Water Power company an other year. Thev will operate the mar ket nine more weeks. in tlie county Sept. 1. li and t for the purpose of giving poultry culling demon strations. One of these demonstrations will be staged at the home of D. E. Tas'ker of 3S Maple street at 10 a. m.. Thursday, Sept. 1. At 2.30 p. m. a similar demonstration will be given at the home of Leon Grout of East Jamaica. tnose interested in poultry are m- be present and bring their ques- - Methodist Episcopal Church Friday, Sept. 2, 7.30 p. m. Regular prayer meeting in the vestry. This will be the last meeting of the scries on Inter cession. Subject, A Program of Intercession. Universalist Church Fniversalist Convention of Vermont and Quebec will meet in the Brattleboro chinch Aug. 20, 30 and 31 and Sept. 1. Evening meetings of popular interest. A cordial invitation is given to all. v Knights of Columbus Hall Thursday, Sept. 1, S p. in. Regular meeting of the L. C B. A. MRS. F. U. SIMPSON DIES IN NEW YORK Former Brattleboro Woman Underwent Operation for Appendicitis Fu neral Service This Evening. News was received by telegram yes terday of the death in a Xew York "city hospital of Mrs. Charlotte -Pet tee Simp son, widow of Frederick U. Simpson, following an operation for appendicitis. Funeral seniles will take place-" in Lef- lerts -.chaiKM this evening. Mrs. Simp son was a former resident of this town She had lately been employed by- the v ommumtv service corporation. Mie is survived by her , liotuer.:. "Mr. Jennie Pettee, two brothers, "-..Walter of Xew York and C harles of Jioston, and three daughters, Edith, C.eralJine and Eliza beth. HAVE YOU SEEN The Spenders NEW YORK MILK PRICES. Will Remain. at 15 Cents a Quart Through September. NEW YORK, Aug. 31. The price of milk in this city in September will re main !." cents a quart for grade B and j.'s cents a quart tor grade A. it was an nounced yesterday by II. A. Cronk, vice president of the Borden Farm Products Co. Air. Cronk said that this was made possible because the producers have agreed to continue their August sched ule through September. Prevailing Trice for Bottled Milk to B. i 10 Cents a Quart. Beginning Tomor row Some Dealers to Continue t ; Charge High Price. A drop of from one cent to five cents quart in the price of milk will lie madi to the Brattleboro public beginning, lb morrow, Sept. 1, as a result of the deci sion made recently by the AA'indham County Co-operative Milk Producers, Inc. J- i "it i j1 . . 1 u uppi.v miiK to tne retau traue at a much lower price than has been charged by the retail dealers. Beginning tompr row the prices will vary from 10 cents, a quart to 14 cents a nuart for bottled milk The prevailing price is 10 cents. The Milk Co. announced last week that it would begin the delivery of milk to retail customers within a short time, aftei having offered to buy the routes of three peddlers who were then securing their supply at the plant on Putney road and who had maintained, the high retail price which already was in force and which the Milk Co. felt was too high. The Milk Co. had become, convinced that milk should be furnished to the Brattleboro consumers at a lower figure, which should I result in the consumption of more milk. and decided to withdraw wholesaling milk to the peddlers. One of the peddlers. II. T. Moore' 'of Esteyville, sold his route to the Milk Co.. which already has begun making deliver ies of all bottled milk at 10 cents a quart. I. II. AA'inchester of AVest Brattleboro. another peddler, retained his route, secur ing his supply elsewhere, and has contin ued to maintain his prices, which were l'A cents for bulk milk and 1" cents for bot tled milk. Tomorrow, however, he will cut his prices to 10 and 11 cents. The third peddler, R. L. Brooks of Brattleboro. sold his route to O. J. Perkins & Son of the upper. AA'est Dummerston road. Be ginning Monday Mr. Perkins will sell for 10 cents a qua,rt for bottled niilk. . Some of theVrther- peddlers have an nounced to their customers that beginning tomorrow the price will be reduced from 13 cents for bulk and !." cents for bottled milk to 10 cents and 12 cents, while oiners announce that their new prices will be 10 and 11 cents. Frank Duncan, who took up the milk business when the Brad ley farm was sold to the Milk Co. and who sells only bottled milk, will reduce his price from 15 cents a quart to 14 cents a quart tomorrow. One of the ped dlers said today that some peddlers had declared that they would not reduce their prices to 10 and 12 cents. Some of the stores obtaining their sup ply from the Milk Co. or from private dairies are selling bottle dmilk at 10 cents quart, while others are charging more. Baldwin, manager of the AA'ilder Products Co.. who now is sell in? presumed PRISONER? TAKE FRENCH LEAVE Francis Bibeau and.Andred LePIant Say (Jood-Bye to Newfane Jail Of ficials Swim River. , (Special to The Reformer.) NEAYFAXE, Aug. 31. Two prisoners recently committed to the county jail from Brattleboro for stealing rides on freight cars escaped .Monday and are still at large. Several prisoners were out as trusties at work on a wood pile near the AVindiiam County house. Francis Bibeau aad Andrew t 1 Plant of Holyoke; at a moment when the guard was relaxed, ran up over the hill east of the jail, and although closely followed by officials who swam AVest river in pursuit of them they got away. MISS ABBIE GRADY. After Two Dies in Home on Reed Street Months' Illness. Miss Abbie Grady, 52, died yesterday in her home on Reed street after an illness of two months. She was liorn in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland, a daughter of the late Patrick Grady and Mrs. Abbie Grady. She came to this country 32 years ago and was employed for a number of years in the families of Mrs. Fannie Rice and, Leroy F. Adams. Since 1903 she had worked in the home of Mrs. J. II. Estey. She leaves her mother, one brother, John T. Grady, and four sisters Eliz abeth, Hannah and Xorah Grady and Mrs. P. J. Fleming, also two nieces. The funeral arrangements have not been made. ' REFFSE WAR HERO'S BODY. . No Kin Found in MIddleton Where Body , Was Directed. MIDDLETOWN, .TJX. Y., Aug. 31. AA hen the body jA Private Louis C. Green of Company E, Ninth. Infantry. reached here yesterday from France, having been slupned to Charles A Green, there was no one to claim it and it was sent back t.i Hoboken. Xo one can be found here.by the name of Charles A . Green and all ef torts ot tiie jiolice to locate tiim or any relatives' of the dead soldier have been unavailing. The war hero is known to have enlisted from here. a B. C. Farm tor l.i cents a quart, said he tne price would be reduced, but that hel could make no definite statement because! ot tne tact that the matter had not yet been discussed with the farmer from wtiom lie buys. In the case of the stores the milk is delivered on the regular mutaJ tne same as groceries are delivered. FATHER ENDEAVOR . CLARK TO SIEAK Mate Christian Endeavor Convention tot Be Held Here Thursday and !-"" Friday, Oct. 6 and 7. 1 ihe annual state convention of the V. Pi Js. fc, will be held m the Brattle- ooro. baptist . church. .Oct. 6 and 7. , On Ihursday, Oct, 0, Stanley B. A'andersall,! superintendent of the Christian En-I deavor Alumnae association, will ad- dress the conference. On Fridav. Fran cis E. Clark, the founder of Christian! r-ndeavor, will give two addresses. " A. 1 , . . crmuni is very ioriunate in securing! Jir. .ciarK, as ne lias very many en gagements. Other . competent speakers! will take part in the program. -It is! planned to make tne conference as hie! a success -as Christian Endeavor ha lieen in A ermont the past year. It has! been a record year for this state.- ABOUT 100 ATTEND VETERANS' REUNION County Association Meets Today in ' (i t A. It. Hall Col. E. W. Cibson ' and Rev. C. W. Bishop Speakers- Dinner was served today in Grand Army hall to about 100 comrades and members of the Woman s Relief corps. tne occasion oeinr tne annual reunion! or the Y indham County -Veterans ' association. Members of the association began fathering "in the hall before 11 o'clock! and entered into general sociability un til dinner was served by Sedgwick AVo- man s Relief corps. 1 he afternoon is being devoted tot company reunions, the annual reports and election' of officers and talks bv! K. W . (tilison ot Brattleboro and! C. AA . Bishop, pastor of the Bap church in Townshcnd. Col. Rev. tist RAIL REFUNDING GOES ON. THE WEATHER. Fair Tonight and Tonight Fresh AA-ASIIIXGTOX. weatht-r, . forecast: Thursday. Cooler to fresh north and ThursdayCooler -North Wimi. Aug. ?31. The Fair tonight and tonight. Moderate northeast winds. President Holds Work May Proceed Pending, Action jyt Congress. WASHINGTON', Au?. 31. Railroad refunding ojeration.s are being continued despite ' the, failure of refunding legisla tion jo pass' before the recess ot congress President . Harding takes the view, it was said yesterday, that existing sec tions of the transiKtrtation act authorize him to proceed, although he has asked congress for an instrumentality through which the work may be done.