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VOL.8. NO. 240.
;auses dismay
ress of Ireland Says De
Valera Steps Between
Ireland and Hopes
I-ons and Lively Sessions Expected
De Valera Will Have Support of
Young Members English lielieve
Treaty Will He Finally Ratified.
LONDON, Dee. 1 (Associated Tress.)
- Tin1 repudiation by Eam?nn De Valera
of ihe agreement reached between tlie
Hrilish and Irish plenipotentiaries for the
establishment of the Irish Free States
:inl resultant split in the Dail Eireann
cabinet today overshadows all other de
velopments of the situation.
Next. Wednesday tin agreement will
he pla.'ed before the house of commons
anti the nouse oi lorus ana a-unei uo- t
H-.nrnment will he taken to await the vote I
",,f Dail Kireann. The sessions of ttu.
Dail are likely to be prolonged and lively,
for it is composed of young men wit h ,
strong views which thev are in the habit
. . . .... i
i i i l i.. i f I i
..t . v i in. ii nc with Im-cc. Air. I e ;i I era
will have strong supporters for l he r
jection of the agreement.
Government circles in London are con
vinced, however, that the Dail will finally
ratify the treaty.
Tne Irish Independent of Hulmn say
the nation is in honor bound to uphold
l he action of the Irish peace delegates in
approving the treaty.
The Irish Times of Dublin says the
country will read DeVaiera"s statement
with deep dismay. "Now De Valera steps
in between Ireland and her hopes." it
The ratification of the treaty will be
moved at the Dail meeting by Arthur
Griffith as chairman of the plenipoten
tiaries. The 1.0O0 interned Sinn Feiners re
leased from Marry Kinler camp were di
vided about the treaty.
EXPECTS 35,000,000
Maxim Gorky Thinks American -Will
He too Late for Hungry
STK KHOLM. Dec. 9. Maxim Gorky,
Kussian novelist and formerly head ot
the Kussian relief commission, told The
Associated Press correspondent when lie
passed throngh this city on his way to
Ueriin that he believed the deaths from
starvation in Uus-.ia would aygreate 35,
ttftn.ouo. s i
He heartily praised the support which
the American people were KVi; to the
starving people of Russia but said the
only way out of the serious situation
would be through the establishment of
isteruatioiial relief founded on the
American olan, broad, eihejent, complete
and well controlled.
lb- doubted, however, whether the nec
essary relief would arrive in time to
avert disaster.
He expressed the opinion that Mr.
Hoover's relief was somewhat imperfect
and lacked organization, because Milii-j
cient safeguards were nut taken to pre-,
vent the stealing of the food by pangs
of Soviet oilirials, from the time the
commodities arrived in IVtrograd until
thev are consumed.
. M. Gorky said Mr. Hoover bad placed'
too much confidence in the Soviet.
He dephoed the passivity of France
aiid excused Germany for not coming to
the supKrt of Russia. Sweden's contri
bution to tlu famine he thought was
but a drop in the ocean. f
On the o.'iestion of Russian interior
politics, Gorky said ' unrest is as com
mon as dinner is here, but nobody takes
any notice. Onite recently there was a
bene riot in lYtrorad which was only
quelled after much bloodshed."
Universalist Church
Rev. Edwin I Wood, raster.
Sunday, Dee. 11.
li.;,0 a. in. Morning worship. The pas
tor will preach the closing sermon
in series on Lessons frdin Science.
The topic will be Conduction.
a. in. Sunday school. The men's
class will study Paul's Letter to
p. in. Y. P. ('. I'. Topic. Christ
mas Hymns and Carols.
Friday, 7 ,p. m. Junior Union; S p.
m. All members of the Sunday school
are invited to rehearse the Christmas
Auditorium, Dec. 1 5
Some Girl Will Enjoy
LeComte & Flesher's j
Prices 50c to $1.50
a9Ju1J la
ffnfl R1 i
Twenty-Three Lives Lost ami Property
Damage of $1:59,000 In Vermont
Conviction Statisties.
j MONTPELIER. Dee. !. Motor
' vehicle accidents for the year of lid to
Dec. 1 numbered 2,N4,N compared with
2. lOO a year ago, according to tigures
made public by Secretary of State iiack.
The fatal accidents were 'S. compared
with :.0 last year, or .; per 100.000 of
ivopulation as compared with N.5 in l'.l'JO.
The total damaire last year was .SlOO.OOO
and this year Sl.'.'.l.OOO.
The statistics made public by the sec
retary of state from Jan. 1 to Dec. 1.
1!21. follows :
Auto vs. auto. 1.2i4: auto vs. bicycle.
.'!.'; auto vs. bridge. 71; auto vs. cow,
."! ; auto vs. ditch and overturned, '.'AS ;
auto vs. d..g. 140; auto vs. .'5; auto vs.
motorcycle. 21 ; auto vs. pedestrian, male.
: auto vs. pedestrian, femah', 52; auto
vs. pig, 15: auto vs. pole, ls7: auto vs.
sheep. 1; auto vs. team. L'tiO ; auto vs.
, train. 27; auto vs. trolley. 27; accident
with damage less than S5. 2S ; total.
2.X4S. Accidents occurring in day, l.!)2.';
accidents occurring in night, t2.". Num
ber of people injured in accidents, tlT.N ;
number of automobiles burned. 5: num
ber of automobiles carrying liability in
surance involved in accidents. ."27 ; nnm-
ber of fatal accidents, 2T : approximate
damage to automobile caused bv accidents.
81. '?!. MM (.
I Number of convictions obtained for
, n'mi I r ill, II, 'I 1,'iiiiit- .luv .mi i i:i,i-
- - --- -
J ' follows: Derating while under
the mlluence of mtoxicat.ng lu,uor. lu!:
reckless driving and violation of traffic
?" operating without license, 42;
operating unregistered motor velude '..;
Ol icm f 1 with 11 iim c!rn,.,l mi nil.,.,. i.I.i,.
laws, 10.5 ; operating
operating imregisiere
operating with unass
' 'r .................. .
uniawiui iigms. n ; iaiuire to rejiori
j accident. Id; taking car without consent
oi owner, i ; permitting unlicensed per
son to drive car. 4 ; operating after license
Kiispended or revoked, 4 ; refusal to stop on
'signal of officer, y ; loaning number
piatcs, l ; driving on closed road,
ing overloaded truck, 1.
Amount of tines reported.
'Number of licenses suspended or
1 : driv-
Somerville Medical Society Asainst State
Medical Society
i Legislation.
! UOSTON. Dec. !. The Siunerville
Medical society held a meeting last eve
ning in Young's Hotel ami elected Warren
D. Kuston president. Eugene M. Ma-
jguire was elected vice .resident and E. 11.
j Bobbins secretary and treasurer. Dr.
j George It. Magrath gave an illustrated
lecture showing the importance of the
medical examiner's work from, a medical
and economic slnmliuiint
1 The meeting passed a resolution rc
Kelief questing the committee on state and na
tional legislation for the Massachusetts
j Medical society to petition the legislature
10 icjeci an ouiec proposed- mils rclafmg
to maternity henetits of any kind while
the Sheppard-Towner act is in existence.
Mike Stine Wanted for Wall Street Ex
plosion in HI20.
M M I 1 X "1. 1, a.
.ni l fee. :i. .Mi
ike Stine
uiioei airesi uMiav as a
suspc-t in
cnnection with t lie Wall street explo
sion in Sept. 102O. when a large number
oi persons were killed. The ;.rrest f
l ve-l the receipt liv the police of an un
signed letter directing them to g,, to a
, certain point ami find a man with long
black hair ami to ak bin.' if he drove the
One-horse wagon of dynamite in Wall
I street. Stine's wife said that he had not
oeen in .New orl; since th
six years ago.
ir marriage
Murder and Rohlury in tiarage at Kings
ton. Mass.
KINGSTON. Mass., Dec. !. Kdward
Gardner, a chauffeur, was shot to death
and robbed of 82.C.OO in the garage of the
hotel here last night. His assailants es
caped, but the police immediately started
a search for three men u-i... .,,.'.. ....... ...
nave . oeen seen
i. i
near the garage earlier in
t lie evening.
Gardner, whose h.
had driven into the
me was in .Met linen,
garage after return-
ing troiis a trip with th
proprietor of the
Hotel. 1 lie robbers wen
waiting for bin..
snoi nun twice. hh.I th.n i-;o
1 his pock-
-is ot a roll of bills. Gardner
iifrep li r i
died soon
i This was the third hold-up
j vicinity in a comparatively short
Methodist 'Episcopal Church
Friday, Dec. !l Church training night.
l.iifT.'t- uiiiiiliip nt it, r ....
...,.,. ui ... iHiei mission at r:.iti
J hristian stewardship class at V, iV
h-ader Floyd Fairbanks; jiraver meeting
at 7:::o. led by F.. F. Covev.
On Friday and Saturday of this week
the Ladies Aid society will hold a rum
mage sale in the rooms in the Emerson
building on Elliot street formerly oc
cupied by the Christian Scientists. On
Saturday afternoon the society will hold
a food sale there.
Public Song Recital
Monday, Dec. 12, 8 p. m.
Miss Christobel G.
Of Boston
And Accompanist
Miss Hamilton formerly lived in
Hrattleboro. She has sung with
Roston Symphony Orchestra and
Roston Flute Players Club.
Admission, including tax,
75 Cents
Auspices Business Women's 'Iub
Greatest Activity -In Textile
Mills Since Late Busi
ness Slump
Lumber and Products Improving In Ver
mont Stone and Metal Trades Very
Dull Rut General Tone is Good Shoe
Rusiness Quiet.
BOSTON, Dec. U (Associated Press .--Spindles
in New England textile mills
are humming this pre-Christmas season
as thev have not liunimed since the
iiusiness siuiiip wniih toiloweil the war.
U'l.Mn ,-.,l,ir, ,-.,,., -,,1,,.- V..,.- l".,.,l
industries do not reflect holiday, condi-.
lions equally bright the federal employ -.
incut survey i- the authority for the
staieinent ahat general feeling fs opti
mistic for a luaikrd uuprovemeiit in all
lines of
The ,
industry after the new year.
urvey indieatett that worsteil
spindies had returned
lasi; woolen pindles
operating ami 'cotton
per i-ent basis. This
to a per cent
w-re 7!.l per cent
textiles on .an Mo
survey also men-
lions a marked improvement in building.
Hsoe industries were said to be com
paratively iiiet, due to the normal
slilmit in business at this season Lum
ber and its auxiliary products including
oaner and iniln wen declared to be show-
ing iiuprovement. j
The survey made the following report
products improving. Food products
on Vermont: 'textiles making excellent
showing. Metal trades and rough ami
finished -stone very o,uict. Lumber and
showing brighter prospects. General
tone good.
Tioops on the Rhine to Study French or
German In Addition to Regular
COBLKNZ. Dee. P. Winter training
jjans for the American forces in Ger
many as announced recently at arinv
headquarters in Coblenz call lor at least
three hours daily military exercises for
officers, and uieii in addition to the op
ening of schools tor instruction.
Training will consist of drill, marches,
tactical walk. and rides, terrain exer
cises, map problems, lectures, confer
ences and schools tor otf eers, non-coiii-
inissioncd officers and selected enlisted
keen. ' I
One course of in.-trucl ion is in a school
ot lanEiiajfcs " tor the study of other.
French or Gennaii.
It is not an uncommon sij-ut in Cob-,
lenz to see majors and colonel a fid
generals too, soliiet hues, with school
boiiks in their hands, when oimr to and
from I illets to their ollices. Many anj
American, wiio reached the llhiiie with-j
out knowing more than two or three
words ot German has learned enough
'to yet bv ", as thev sav over here.
while other-,
man de-cent
particularlv those
now speak the
I nr-
Thv! training program, which is to con
tinue until March 'M iet includes chem
ical warfare service designed to teach
proficiency in the tise of gas ma-ks and
in giving gas alarms.
Committed Criminal Assault on Gertrude
liutler. j
NKW P.KDKORD. Mass., Dee. !. j
J.hn Dies, I'.euamiii Gomes and .Joseph j
Andrews were found guilty at 1U.U.I
o'clock this morning of committing crim-S
mal assault on Miss Gertrude Kutlcr on
the evening of. Aug. !.".
The defence asked that sentence lie
imposed at once, but the judge ruled that
it could not be done in this county. The
prisoners will be remanded to Barnstable
county, where the case originated. The
prisoners will be taken back to Barn
stable jail, tomorrow by Deputy Sheriff
Red Mens Hall
Regular meeting of Quonckticut tribe,
Xfi. 'J. 'Friday night. Adoption degree,
also election of chief for the coming year.
The council lire will be kindled nt 7..".0,
and every member is urged to be present.
Stan up now for the pool tournamen
Dance every Saturday night.
First Baptist Church
Friday, t p. in. Junior Endeavor; fi.
buffet sonv.cr II. ."(. mission studv
classes; 7..', illustrated lecture by Ralph
II. Rogers. '
Between Brooks IhV.ife and Keene X. II
via Hinsdale and Asbuebit. auto tire, tire
rim and bracket- number plate No. 370SI
and tail Iif;ht. Finder pleace return to
Brooks House Barber Shop and receive
and His Gocd Time Band
New England's Best
December 14
CONCORD, X. II., Dec. . Trial
of the suit of . Earl II. Fitzhugh
against the Central, Vermont and
Grand Trunk railways and officers of
those corporations came to an abrupt
end yesterday when settlement was
announced. The terms were not
made public. '
Fitzhugh had sued for SUOO.OOO on
the ground that his career as a rail
road official had suffered by his en
forced resignation as president of the
Central Vermont. He resigned soon
after the abandonment by the Grand
Trunk of its project ed line between
Palmer, Mass., and Providence, R. I.
Will He Held in County Next Week
with 1'. S. Department of Agricul
ture Specialist as Siieaker.
Six meetings of bull associations,
w hich are the first steps in -dairy im
provement as covered in the agricultural
programs for the year recently adopted
in several communities under the lead-
."ieiship of the. Farm liureau, will be held
mi niinMi.iiit miiiin i.r.M ween, vtiui Air.;
ivier, Bull abj.ocu.tiou specialist from
t he Inited Stated department of agri--
... t ....ii...... ........ .... i .
'culture, a" speaker.
ctiiuue, a- speaKer. mere also is a jks-
Isibility that .1. A. Hitchcock, dairx fpe-!
cuuist trom tlie l iiiv ersfly ot Vermont,
will be present. County Aiient li. W'il-
ton Harvey and County Club Agent Vi
ola M. Caiiieron, also will attend the
The following schedule has been laid
out tor the meetings: Dec. !;. (Juilford,!
town hall; l)-c. Wilmington, Cutting1
' sehooihoiise; Dec. 14, Halifax, Grange!
hall; Dec. 1.5, Windham, town hall; Dec.'
b. Fast h)er. church vestry; Dec. 17,'
South New fane, church vestry. Ik-cause'
ot nul and .-u-age
necessary to hold
connections it will be
practically all of the
meetings in' the evening.
-In an of these communities with the
exception of Guilford Miss Cameron
will meet the bovs and Rirls to get the
clubs organized and start in the year's
County Aeut Harvey ami Miss Cam
rron were in Wilminirtrm this week.
when a program was adoted covering
dairy wurk, maple prolucts, potatoes,
poultry, tdiecp and clothing, also the
matter of organization.
(kiax to the improvement of the
dairies six ftirmers will join in a Co-op-j
eiative Hull association with Frank'
Fitch as leader; purebred calves w ill le
raised through six members of a boys',
and girls' calf club with Karl Estabrook!
a leader: three tanners are to Use lime1
to rai.-e clover to improve the feed for
their dairies. Forest iloyd leader.
When the question of maple products
was reached it was decided to co-operate
with the., local -n.so,-;ution in eta1ilish
a better market ami Marshall Howe
j v. as naned leader.
Those interested in th growing of po
tatoes have set their goal at securing
eight farmers to buy certified seed and
eight to u-.e tln hand duster.- George
Corson will be the leader of the potato
pr.ai;.. j
It is proposed to have six persons do
poultry culling and have culling dem
oiisat ions, Bernard Mann Itoin the
lender of the poultry croup; also to f
have a Ih.vs and girls poultry club, but'
as yet mi goal as to members or leader
luts been set.
The sheep industry was given consider
ation in the program, the sheep raisers
eKpressiii'j themselves as leing inter
ested in listening to a talk on wool man-'
ufacture and readv to consider the ad-,
visiiiiihty ot taking up the proposition.
Carl Barnard was 'named as leader.
( lotliiiig was of interest to the women
and it was decided to have a x-lothing.
class, the first of its kind in the coun
ty, which also will include millinery.
It is expected that 12 or more women
vill join the diss. Mrs. Karl 1'st abrook
i-; the leader. It also is planned to have
a "iris' sewing club, but the goal for
thrs him not
been set nor has the
lieeii chosen.
Organization work was placed
the leadership of Fred .Ma v.
Ad.ninisli'alor Seeks Damages for Death
at Soda Fountain.
KKENK. N. II.. Dee. !). George II.
i Duncan of East Jaffrey. administrator of
I the estate of Romeo Yanni of Kast .lalf
. rev, yesterday tiled a suit in the superior
court in the sum i.f SUl.tMIO against the
1 lorry Electric Co.
Yanni was working at the soda foun
tain in a store in East .laffrey and
touched the electric drink mixer, when lie
received n shock which. it is alleged,
caused his death. The writ claims that
(he electric power company was negligent..
Centre Congregational Church
Friday. Dec. ft. 7-"0 t. m. Church -night
with study of Mark 14.
Tonight, 8..10 o'clock The board of re
ligious education will meet in the chapel.
Odd Fellows Temple
Monday. Dec. 12. 7.'0 p. in. Regular
meeting of AVantatiquet lodge. The third
degree will be conferred. Nomination of
oiliecrs. Refreshments.
Sign u niw for the liowling tourna
ment. '
Knights of Columbus Hall
Friday, Dee. f. Regular meeting
Women of Mooseheart Legion. Installa
tion officers. Members requested to be
present at X o'clock sharp. All men of
Mooseheart Legion are invited."
Every member should sign up for K. of
C. pool tournament. Flay starts soon.
Masonic Temple
Fridav. Dec. f Columbian lodge, Xb
r(. F. and A. M., special communication
at 7..S0. Work: F. C.
Festival vHall
Saturday Night
Locks Warden and Family
In Death Cell Before
Tom' Slaughter And Six Other Bandits
. Make Getaway lie Rules Prison for
live Hours and Offers liberty to All
Convicts' Desiring it.
MIDDI.KItOCIv, Aik.. Dee. '.. Tom
Slaughter, notorious bandid under death
.'entcnee for killing a guard at state
prison farm, escaped from the penitenti
ary here today taking with him six other
For five hours prior to his escape he
ruled within the penitentiary walls like
a czar and offered liberty to all convicts
who wanted it. Someone smuggled a re
volver to him and he took complete charge
of penitentiary.
Warden Dempsey, Mrs. Dempsey and
their son and two daughters were locked
in the death ceil by the bandits. Slaugh
ter escaped in Mrs. Dcmpscy's automobile.-
Stanislaus Zbyszko. Who . Wrested Title
from Kd ("Strangler") Ieuis,
Willing to Come Here.
If a.-surance of sufficient patronage is
received. George C ' Farmer'') Bailey of
this place, the well-known wrestler, will
bryig the world's champion, Slani.-Iaus
Zbyszko, to Hrattleboro for a wrestling
match in the Auditorium the night of
Dec. 27, the night following the Christ
inas observance.
Mr. I'.ailey returned here a few days
ago for a short respite from his wrestling
engagements. He will leave soon after
Christmas for an extended trip through
western cities, where he is a popular fa
vorite, lie saw Zbyszko - defeat Kd
i "St rangier' I Lewis in New York last
week, when Lewis made an effort to re
cover the championship title which he re
cently lost to the big 1'olisli wonder, and
he says it was the classiest exhibition he
ever saw. Bailey himself gave Lewis a
."(5-minute bout in New York last winter.
Zby.-zko has agreed to tome to Hrattle
boro if wanted, but naturally Mr. Hailey
wants to feel reasonably sure that the au
dience would be large enough to meet the
heavy expenses.
Stanislaus Cyganiewicz, better known
as Zbyszko. is the" eighth wonder of the
athletic, world. At 4(, when most ath
letes in a competitive sense are in the
"sere and yellow leaf" of their careers,
the mighty l'olander is the reigning .sen
sation in wrestling circles. At two-score
bis appearance is that of a real world's
champion that age when ambition, not
to mention physicial agility, is usually
well advanced.il' the grim process of de
cay. His defeat o'f Joe Steelier last win
ter ami tjien his victory over the cham
pion Kd. ("Strangler") Lewis, giving him
the world's title, despite of 40 years and
hairless bend, stamp him a real wonder.
Native of Dummer.ston Was Inventor of
Sewing Machine Improvements and
Was Well Known Here.
A copy f the Daily Republican of l!el-
videre. 111., of Nov. '.-,( I, which has just
been received here, contains a notice of
the death in that place on Nov. 27 of
Horace Y. Iladlev, So-, who was well
known in Hrattleboro. Mr! Iladlev and
daughter often visited Miss Caroline
Dutton here and were expected here
a'lain tlie coming summer. Mr. itauley
lied of pneumonia. He was Ixtrn in
Diunimrsten Sept. 10, 1S?J. lie married
in Ilin.-dale. N. 11., in IS."!), Sedelia L.
Holey n, a descendant 'of a family which
(rave a iUeen to r.nglaml. .Mrs. Madley
died 1!) years ago. The daughter is Mrs.
W. Ci. Hawkey of Belvidere, in whose
home Mr. Iladlev died.
Mr. Madley was' the originator of the
feed movement used on the leading sew
iig machines of the present day. Me se
cured a patent upon it in 1S07, selling
his rights for 100 to a concern he was
working for at that time, lie also in
vented a sewing machine which he man
ufactured in Helvidere -before he sold it.
Ten patents were granted lorn on sewing
michine improvements. lie became asso
ciated with' the National Sewiior Ma
ebii Co. in iSfhl. and emnloves of that
concern were bearers at his funeral.
Have Taken Physical Examination
Others to Enlist Soon Organization
of Company Certainty.
Eighteen young men have enlisted thus
far in the Headquarters company of the
172d regiment and have taken the physi
cal examination. Some others have sig
nified their intention to enlist, and it is
certain 4hat such a company will bo or
ganized. ,
The enlistments thus far received are
Hugh A. Bradley, John It. Fowler. Harry j
G. Donnelly. Carl B. Manley, Paul A. j
Chase, Ernest G. Herrick. Itert W. Reed,
Roger A. Brackett, Dennison B. Cowles, 1
Edward M. Bennett, Harry Smith,!
Ernest M. Goodenough. Hugh 15. Corbett,
Edwin F. Lindsey. Clinton A. Covey,
Raymond D. Buzzell, Stanley S. Buzzell,
Norman E. McMann.
Without dust we should have no soil.
for if rocks had never been ground to
powder, the earth would still be solid, j
Former Veterinarian and Had Wide Rep
utation as Manufacturer of
Stratton's Liniment.
Dr. John S. Stratton, 8G, of South
Xewfaue, well-known throughout this sec
tion through his work as'veterina.-ian and
who formerly enjoyed a wide reputation
as manufacturer of Stratton's liniment,
died in his home at 110 o'clock yesterday
afternoon following a 10 (lays' illness with
intestinal grip. He had been in failing
health some time, but wa,s able to be
about as usual until- Nov. U.S.
Dr. Stratton was born in Xewfane Oct.
13, 1S:.", on the old Stratum homestead
now known as the Worden farm, and was
the third son of Asa and Folly (Morse)
Stratton. lie attended the schools of his
native town and on Jan. 1J, 1XG0, he
marrie(bMis.s Adelia Powers of Marlboro,
daughter of Arad II. and Rebecca (Hill)
Powers, Itev. Mark Carpenter, pastor of
a, - j.
-' V W
- V 4s -W..
the South Xewfane Raptist church, per
forming a double wedding ceremony at
the Windham County House in Xewfane.
The other couple was Sumner Sheparfl
and Miss Ann Strait on. a cousin of Dr.
Stratton. Mrs. Stratton died Sent. VA.
For two years Dr. and Mrs. Stratton
lived at his home on Stratton hill and
then spent a year at Mrs. Stratton's
home farm in Marlboro. They then lived
in Indian Orchard, Mass., about three
years, after which they returned to Ver
mont and lived on Ibunmerston hill six
years'. They then left the' farm. Dr.
stratton engaging in veterinary practice,
land lived several years in Williainsville
before moving mere than 40 years ago to
the place which had since been their home.
Dr. Stratton had devoted his time
largely to" the practice of veterinary and
the manufacture of Stratton's li.iiinent,
which he patented many years ago, also to
the manufacture of other medicines. lie
had a piite wide acquaintance in this
state and New Hampshire and the name
of his remedies have been household words
j in many states.
I Dr. Stratton leaves his daughter. Miss
Klla Stratton, who lives at home, ami
his son. John M. Stratton of lirattleboro,
also a grandson. Harold Stratton of
j Hrattleboro. A daughter, Ida, died in
ilS77 at the age of lti years.
A prayer service will be held, at the
bouse at 12.0 o'clock Sunday and the
funeral will br hel l in the South New
fane Baptist church at 1 o'clock. l!ev.
F. K. llackett will otfeiate and the bur-
! ial will take place in the South Xewfane
j cemetery.
Employe on Searsburg Dam Sentenced
to Six Months in IIoue of Correc
tion by Justice Boyd.
State's Attorney Harold E. Whitney
and Sheriff Frank L. Wellman returned
here yesterday from Wilmington with
Frank Wnssiek, alias Mike Lubar. an
employe, of theAlxTthau Construction Co.,
and placed him in the police, station to
await the completion of arrangements to
take him to the House of Correction.
Wassiek was arrested by Deputy Sheriff
Luther Bellows and yesterday he was
arraigned before Justice S. L.. Boyd on
the charge of possessing liquor illegally.
He pleaded guilty and Justice Boyd sen
tenced him to not. less than six months
nor more than one year at hard labor
in the House of Correction at Rutland.
Wassiek has been employed by the Ab
erthau Construction Co. on the job of
building a dam in Searsburg. and for
some time th company officials have
suspected him of bootlegging. Having
evidence this week that he had me liq
uor, they caused his arrest, and five bot
t'es of liquor were found in bis posses
sion. Wassiek claimed be bought the
liquor of an Italian in North Adams,
Mass. .
Interfraternity Council at Dartmouth
Adopts Reforms.
IIANOYER. X. II.. Dee. !. A resolu
tion was passed here yesterday by the in
terfraternity council of Dartmouth col
lege to prohibit fraternities from endan
gering the health of candidates by outdoor
exixisure, acting offensively to noninter
ested persons, or allowing initiations to
interfere with studies in 'any way.
Fraternities violating the resolution are
to be .punished as the council sees fit. In
past years many of the pledgees in being
initiated into the fraternities have been
kept ouf all night and also bothered resi
dents of the neighlKiring towns by wak
ing them up at all hours.
Governor of ' Xew Hampshire Will Not
Try for Re-election.
BOSTON. Dee. ih Gov. and Mrs. Al
bert O. Brown of Xew Hampshire, with
members of -the governor's staff and of
the executive council and their wives,
were tendered a banquet at the Yendome
last night by. Hon. and Mrs. George W.
Barnes. Mr. Barnes is prominent in the
public life of New Hampshire. "
Following" the banquet, the party went
to the Colonial theatre, where they saw
Fred Stone in Tip-Top. Governor Brown
announced he would not be a candidate
for re-election this year, but it was ru
mored, among his friends, he might be a
candidate two years from now.
Will Run on West River
Railroad Three Days
Each Week j
New Service fioes Into Effect Next Mon
day, Mixed Train Running Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays and Passen
ger Train Other Days.
Beginning next londay an important
change in the schedule of train.s on the
West River railroad between Brattleboro
and South Iondonderry will go into ef
fect, which will be an improvement that
w ill be appreciated by all the residents of
the West River valley and all patrons of
the road
The change is stated in the following
telegram received" by The Reformer last
evening from E. J. Guthrie of Xer Lon
don, Conn., superintendent of the New
Ixndon division of the Central Vermont
"Effective Dee. 12, mixed trains"
will run on present schedule Mon-
days, Wednesdays and Fridays. On
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
the train will leave South London
derry at 8.1iU a. in. and reach Brat
tleboro at 10.25 a. m., leaving Brat
tleboro at 4.30 p. m. and arriving at
South Londonderry at 6.35 p. m.
The later trains are to be shown as
mixed trains in ordero handle rush
freight in emergency.
"E. J. GUTHRIE.".'
A bulletin received this morning . by
Ticket Agent 1). S. Carey from the office
of General Freight and Fasenger Agent
J. W. Hanley of St. Albans gives infor
mation substantially as contained in Mr.
Guthrie's telegram, but it contains this
additional statement :
"Trains Xos. 51 and 52" (referring
to the 'southbound and northbound
trains! "will handle less than car
load shipments of perishable freight
in the baggage car when necessary,
also rush carloads of freight in emer
gency cases."
By this is meant, as the Reformer un
derstands itthat the trains on-Tuesdays, -Thursdays
and Saturdays Will be sched
uled as mixed trains as now, but that it
is intended to run them as passenger
trains except when an emergency neces
sitates hauling, freight at the same time.
Mr. Hanley also mentions a slight
change in the running time of the mixed
train on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri
days. It will leave South Londonderry
at 7 a. m. as now, but will arrive here
at 11 o'clock, 20 minutes earlier than at
present. The return trip is scheduled to
start at 2 o'clock as now, reaching South
Londonderry at 6 o'clock, or 20 minutes
earlier than heretofore.
The mixed train now leaves South
Londonderry every weekday at 7 a.- m,
arriving here at 11.20, and leaves here
at 2 p. m., arriving in South Londonderry
at tJ.20. Under the new schedule on' Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays the: train
will leave South londonderry an bonr
and 20 minutes later, but will reach
Brattleboro 55 minutes earlier. It will
enable eisons coming here from the
West River valley to remain here three,
hours and 25 minutes longer than they
do now on those days, or a total of six
hours and five minutes instead of two
hours and 40 minutes as at present. They -will
reach home 15 minutes later at night
than at present.
Gene rally Fair Tonight and Tomorrow
Slowly Rising Temperature.
WASHINGTON, Dec. IV The weather
forecast : Generally fair tonight and Sat
urday. Slightly rising temperature.
Moderate west and southwest winds.
itntCTMAC t 9
Never saw such nice looking
Robes anywhere as I did in
Fenton's Men's Shop the
other day and ; at such rea
sonable prices. Good weight,
nice fitting, beautiful pat
terns, at $5.95, $7.95, $9.45,
$10.95", $11.95. Some of the
better Robes have flippers
to match.
Remember, I saw the Robes
Opposite Vermont National

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