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BUATTLEBORO, VERMONT, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 23, 1922. EARLY MAIL EDITION X 200 IN FE1NERS I CAUGH IN RAID S.warms of Police Sweep Through' Ulster Captur ing Irish Offenders GOVERNMENT TO SUPPRESS VIOLENCE Most of Captures Made In Country Dis tricts Suppression of Large Num ber of Irish Organizations Is Planned AH' Liable to Arrest. '" . BELFAST, May 23 (Associated Tress). The greatest raid in the recent history of Ireland was carried out in the early hours of this morning when swarms f police swept through Ulster and rounded up 200 Sinn Feiners, the major ity of whom were Irish Republican army officers. The action wan taken. It wat; titated, in an effort to suppress all Sinn Fein organizations. ' The government's move followed swiftly upon Irish Republican army raids and burning of buildings in the counties of Down ami Antrim and the intensified hostilities in Belfast recently culminating in the murder yesterday of W. J. Twaddell, member of the Ulster parliament, " Nearly every town and village in Ulster was visited, but the bulk of the prisoners was taken in the country dis tricts from farm houses. Comparatively few captures were made in Belfast. The Ulster government is taking stringent steps to suppress in northern Ireland the Irish Republican army, Irish Republican brotherhood, Irish vol unteers; the Sinn Fein Girl Guides and Boy Scouts. The members of these or ganizations, it is announced, are liable ta arrest and prosecution. - Sinn Fein Ratifies. DUBLIN. May "23 (Associated Press). TheArd Fheis.'the nationalSinn Fein organization, ratified at its meeting yes terday the agreement reached last week by the faction in the Dail Eireann re garding the election and the composition of the government. After voting its ap proval tlie session adjourned. An Illegal Assembly. Jy)NTM)NV May 23 (Associated Press). At today's meeting of the parliament of northern Ireland Sir James Craig, the premier, announced that the Irish Repub lican1 army had been proclaimed' an ille gal assembly, says a Central News des patch from Belfast. Have 300 Prisoners Now BELFAST, - May "23 (Associated Press) It was officially stated at 4 o'clock this afternoon that 300 Sinn Feiners had been taken prisoners by the Ulster authorities and that they would be interned! - THE WEATHER. Fair Tonight and Wednesday Tempera ture About "the Same. " ' WASHINGTON, May 23 Weather forecast : Fair tonight and Wednesday. Little change in temperature. Moderate north and northwest winds. The estates of the Duke of Welling ton are still held by the annual offering to1 the King of a flag. - First Baptist Church Tuesday, at 7.30 t. m. Christian En deavor meeting. , Thursday, at 6.30 p. m. World-Wid-guild supper and entertainment in church parlors. -. ' - The Philathea class will have a busi ness meeting and social Thursday aft ernoon in the home of -Mrs. Albert Thomas-. Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. F. P. Sears will be the hostesses. ' Friday and Saturday, May 20 and 27 Rummage sale in the parsonage barn. 'Frida.rrat4 p. m. Junior Endeavor; 7.30 Regular church prayer meeting. Parties Aje Coming, from Greenfield, Turners Falls, Northleld, Millers Falls, Hinsdale, Ashuelot, Win-Z-iester, Kcene, " Putney, Bellows Falls, Townshend, Wilmington, Bernardston and other places for THAT BIG DANCE- Thursday; Night With America's Best Dance Orchestra Tinkers This will be the last, appear ance of this famous orches tra in Brattleboro this sea son. 1 "' ' ; Vaudeville 8 to 9 ' Dancing 9 to Gentlemen 95c Ladies ..v .......... ... 0c Including Tax &TEAMER VICTIMS :'r''-piXcEDT 102 Nun Refuses to Ieave Sinking Ship and Was Last ' Seeti Praying on Deck. BREST, Fr. May 23. (Associated Press.) One hundred and two of those who were on board the British steamWliip Egypt, sunk off the' coast of France Saturday night, are miss ing, the British vice consul here said today. Survivors accounts indicate that everything possible was done by the ollicers and crews of the two vessels to prevent loss of life. The pre dominance of women among the passengers saved is credited to sacrifices on the part of men. Men were not alone in this, however, for a nun. Sister Rhoda, refused to take a place offered her in a boat. She was last seen kneeling in prayer on the Egypt's deck. The body of another woman was found floating near the spot where the steamship sank and was brought in by a fishing boat today. The woman's body has not been identi fied, but it is believed to be that of an American. SEARCHING FOR "ROSS" AND "JACK SACRAMENTO LIKE GREAT MINING CAMP Days of '49 Celebration Opens With Everything In Ancient Style SHORT SKIRTS ARE TABOO WITH GIRLS Two Men Wanted In Ward-Peters Shoot ing and Alleged Blackmailing Schemes ' at White riains. WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., May 23. Search for two men. known only us 'Ross" and "Jack." declared by. Walter J S. Ward of New Rochelle to have been j present when be shot and killed Clarence Peters of Haverhill, Mass.. near here the ,night of May 15, was continued today by Westchester county officials. Ward had confessed' to the shooting, claiming black mail us his motive. The shooting, according to Ward, oc curred after Peters and his two alleged accomplices had threatened to kill his wife and their two children if he did not pay an additional levy of $7.",(M0, After surrendering himself to Sheriff Werner yesterday. Ward, who is '31 years old. is alleged to have declared that Peters, whom he had known several rears, and Two 'companions known to him only as "Charlie Ross" and "Jack." had been blackmailing hiin for the last six weeks. He said they had forced from him various sums. Sheriff Werner said last night these totalled approximately .2T,0O0. Last Tuesday, Ward is said to have declared, he met Peters by ap- pointment, on the Port Chester road, near New Rochelle. This followed the receipt of a letter and numerous tele phone calls from (he trio, demanding a final payment of $"".( 100. Ward, according to the officials, ngreed to accompany Peters to a "quiet place to talk things over." Ward drove Peters in his motor car to a spot near the Ken sico reservoir, where they were met. he declared, bv the two men known to him as "Ross" 'and "Jark." An argument arose, and Peters is said to have- shot at Ward, who said he re turned the fire. The former sailor fell, and his companions, according to Ward, opened tire on him. He answered their fire, he told the sheriff, until they lied, leaving Peters's body lying in the grass by the roadside. After his confession. Ward was taken befote District Attorney Weeks and re leased in $10,000 bail, which he furnished in cash. Prohibition Director on Hand With Strong Squad to Prevent I9 Drinking Bouts Visitors Come In Strange Coaches Historic Decorations. SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 23. This city had reverted today to a big mining camp of the gold rush days. The days of '40 celebration opening today is per haps the most spectacular of its kind, for virtually every citizen1 of Sacra mento lias had a part in it. Men high in tlie civic, commercial and political life of the state began ar riving at the capital last night by stage coaches. Every store front was' re vamped to fit historically into the '49 picture and every dainty Miss who ordinarily wears 'em short was attired in dresses which reached to the ground. So realistic were the preparations for the gala affair, which will last for five days, that Prohibition Director Samuel 1". Rutter came from San Francisco with a strong siuad of dry enforcement offi cers to make certain that the celebrants would not add more realism to the af fair by quaffing red liquor which wasn't a crime in '40. BELIEVE FIRE TO BE INCENDIARY High School Building and Fniversalist Church Burned at Charlton. , arjy Today. . CHARLTON, Mass., May 23. Fire be lieved to be of incendiary origin de stroyed the Charleston Center high school building and the First I'ni versalist church early this morning, causing a loss estimated at alwmt, $30,-000.- State officers have been called to investigate. " .' ' LAME PREACHER FLOGGED. IIAKVEi'3 NAME SENT IN. Confirmation of His Appointment as V. ' S. Marshal for Vermont Expected. ' WASHINGTON, May 23. The nom ination of A. W Harvey of Chester to be I'nited States marshal for the district of Vermont was sent to the - senat? Saturday by the president. It was re ferred to tlie committee on the judiciary and Mr. Harvey's confirmation is looked for shortly. Working at great heights js said to be so beneficial to the nervous system of the climbers that, barring accidents, the span of life of the average steeplejack is about 80 years. Holiness Exhorter Beaten in Georgia Arrests Promised. PEDIIAM. C.a., May 23. The Rev. H. O. Temples, a holiness preacher, who for several weeks has been conducting tent meetings near here, was flogged by masked men early on Sunday. County authorities announced yesterday that they expected to make arrests soon. An hour before sunrise the preacher, a cripple, was awakened by men who sur rounded his tent and commanded him to rise and dress. He was taken some dis tance away and forced to. lie face down ward across a log. A severe beating was administered, he declared. When he be gan to cry out in prayer, the victim said, pistols were pointed at him and lie was threatened with death if he made further noise. This is the second affair of the kind. Several weeks ago Rev. I). A. Waters, also a holiness preacher, with liis family, was forced by masked men to leave tlie community. Citizens are assisting offi cials in efforts to ascertain the identity of the mob members. FARM BUREAU DRIVE BOWLING ALONG Up to Yesterday 375 Members Had En rolled Meet in? Last Night in New Hall in Townshend. The Farm Bureau membership cam paign is proewding successfully, 373 members having been enrolled up to yesterday. The South Londonderry meeting Saturday evening was tbe most largely attended of any yet held, 230 be ing present. Last evening the meeting was held in Townshend in the beautiful new town hall, it being the first moving picture en tertainment to be held in the hall. A large attendance greeted County Agent R. W. Harvey with his picture and lis tened attentively to James A. Leach as he told of the unfolding of the Farm Bureau idea, beginning as it did with the necessity of having some agency through which the department of agriculture could pass along to the farmers their dis coveries as to improved methods in the treatment of crops, soils, seed selection, better stock, keeping of cost accounts, etc., until now Farm Burenu work is helping every farmer in the country, for lie is seeing these ideas adopted by his neighbors with good results, and is copy ing from him, often not realizing that he is indebted to the Farm Bureau. So, too, in respect to markets. Not all of the farmers know that the work of the Farm Bureau tends to improve and stabilize the markets. The N. E. M. 1'. A. sales committee turns to the Farm Bureau members who are keeping cost accounts, and through the county agents they obtain the farm ers' cost accounts that, form the basis of city prices paid by the consumer. Thus, gradually, through organization and wise leadership the farmers of this country are coming into a larger place in the business world and even in the coun cils of the nation. The meeting this afternoon will be held in Williamsville and tonight at Newfane. POLICE THINK THEY HAVE MURDERER John Lawthorn Thought to Have Killed Brewster at ( Winchester GOV.-GEN. WOOD LOST IN TYPHOON TOLD ANOTHER MAN OF KILLING GOOD COMPETITION IS DUE SATURDAY More Than 100 Athletes Entered for In tcrscholastic Track Meet Saturday on Fair Grounds. i What promises to be one of the best intcrscholastic track meets ever held in Brattleboro will be run off at the Valley fair grounds this week Saturday. Over 1 00 athletes are entered to compete, representing the following schools: Rut land high, St. Peters sclkool of Rutland. Woodstock high. Greenfield high, Keene high. Holyoke high. Springfield CM ass. t Technical high, Turners Falls high and the local high school. Tech is sending a well balanced team of 18 men. while Holyoke and Greenfield are sending big squmls. Some local records ought to go. Four sprinters are entered in the list who have been timed in 10 3-3. and when these get together the record time in the cen tury dash ughtto look small. In the distances the local team has a great run ner in Harlow, and with the competition he is bound to get in this meet the dis tance records look good for a change. There will be some real competition also in the running broad jump. Tech has a Negro athlete capable of leaping 20 feet 0 inches, and when he and Moran. the local broad jump star, get together there should be some pretty leaps. xMISS MILLINGTON SCHOOL DIRECTOR BIRCH JURY DISAGREES. St Michael's Church (Episcopal) Tuesday, May 23, at 7.30 p. m Spe cial meeting of the vestrv. Wednesday, May 24, at 7.30 p. m. Regular meeting of the Women's Aux iliary to the Presiding: Rishop and Coun cil in the parish house. Thursday. May 25, at 10.30 a. m. IIolv Communion. Thursday, May 25, at 3.30 p. m Reg ular meeting of the junior auxiliary in the parish, house. " " Thursday, May 25, at 7.45 p. m. Beauseant commandery, Knights Temp lar, will attend service. Rev. Edward 1 Mathison of Rock vi He", Conn., past pre late of Beauseant Commandery a,nd for mer rector of St. Michael's will preach, The public is invited. ' ' Second Body Is Discliarged Without Finding Verdict. LOS ANGELES. May 23. The Rurch jury was discharged yesterday without reaching a verdict. The final ballot was seven to five for acquittal, the four women voting, for acquittal. The jury is the second to disagree on the guilt or innocence of Arthur V. (lurch in connection with the slaying of J. IJelton Kennedy. Ijos Angeles broker, for whose death Madclynne Obcnchain also has been tried with a jury disagreement. Opening, Thursday May 25 Inwoodlnn Two Miles North of , Brattleboro on Putney Road Accommodations for Tourists Meals A La Carte Gifts Antiques Telephone for Resertfitions When Possible. Centre Congregational Church Tuesdav. May 23, 7 p. m. Meeting of troop 1, Boy Scouts. The Woman 's society will have a one-day rummage sale in the chapel Sat urday, June 3. On account of the stormy weather when the sale was held May 5 and (i there are many articles left to Ik disposed "of. Red' Mens Hall A regular meeting of St. Michael's Court, No. 371. C. O. F., will le held ronignr at - o ciock. loiuc : l. A. Aus tin. R. S. The meetiriir of Souakhenir trihn f Hinsdale, which members of (Juonekticut tnoe pianneu to attend, will be held Wednesday. Mar 31 imfnnil vf Alo. Ol as announced. Members with naa requested . to take as many brothers as possinie. Thursday, May L'., 8 p. m. Regular meeiine or i oca nonrns i vnnfii TVr a I. of P. Members please attend. uance every Saturday night. Methodist Episcopal Church The Ladies' Aid society will hold a business meeting and silver social with Mrs. Covey, 87 Western . Avenue. Wednesday from 3 to 5. All ladies of the church whether members or not are most coraiaiiy invited. REMEMBER AND Don't Neglect Yqur Elected at Town School Meeting to Suc ceed C. r;. Hopkins Increased Tax Rate Necessary- Miss Ethel A. Mulington. assistant trust officer of the Brattleboro Trust Co., was elected a director of the town school district in the annual meeting last evening to succeed Carl S. Hopkins, who has been clerk of the board !:. years with the exception of one three-year period. Mr. Hopkins, who has been a director IS years, will remain as clerk of tins board until July 1. A tax of .SI. -5 was voted in place of the $1 tax of last year, because it was found that the estimated indebtdeness at the end of the school year will be about $3.r0, the expenses this school year. which closes about the middle of June, being estimated at from S1,NM to $2,((H) more than the receipts. Ibis shrinkage in receipts was broucht about in large part by the distribution of the Mack estate, which formerly paid from $l.r00 to .$LlH0 in taxes. It also was voted to charge interest at the rate of one-half of one per cent on all unpaid taxes after Oct. 1. Claims He Fired Four Shots at Station Agent In Attempt to Rob Safe Pris oner, Recently Stationed at Boston Navy Yard. " WINCHESTER, Mass., May 23 Au thorities, who for a month have been searching for the assassin of Ralph W. Brewster, -station agent of the Boston & Maine railroad here, expressed belief to day that the murderer had been found in John Lawthorn, a member of the marine corps. Word of his arrest was received here today from police officers who went to IJuantioo, Va. ' ' Lawthorn was stationed until recently it the Boston 'navy yard. It was while he was on duty there that he told Charles Tindall of Quincy, now a prisoner at the East Cambridge jail awaiting trial for 'arceiiy. according to the latter's story to the police, that he killed Brewster in m attempt to rob the station safe. After firing four shots at the ticket agent through an open door Tindall's account raid Lawthorn's attempt to rob was frus trated when the wind blew the dour shut! RECORD OF REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS : Changes Recorded During the Past ' Week in the Office of Town Clerk Carl S. Hopkins. Among the real estate transfers re corded last week at the office of Town Clerk C. S. Hopkins are the following: Jeanette II.' Bcckman to Merrill C. Haskell, bv warranty deed, a piece of land mi Williston street. Consideration .$1. revenue $'1. II. O. Bcckman to Mer rill C. Haskell, by quitclaim deed, land on Williston street. Consideration $1. Brattleboro Trust Co. to Merrill C. Has kell, by quitclaim deed, land oji Willis ton street. Consideration $t. William II. Mann to Lola B. Mann, by warranty deed, place on Pine street Con sideration $1, revenue 1. Daniel Crowley and wife to Henrv H. Dines, by warranty deed, place on Clark street. Consideration 1. revenue H- Lillv F. Howard and husband to Li bert M. Bennett. by quitclaim deed, place on Cottage street. Consideration ?1. revenue $l.fiO. " Mrs. Abbie L.' Lindsey to William L. Mav. bv warranty -deed, farm in district No. 1. Consideration SI. revenue $2. John A. Lindsey to Fremont F. Stowe. by warranty deed, lot at 14 Moreland avenue. Consideration .!, revenue ) cents. George N. Bond to A. G. Gallup and W. A. Barber, by warranty deed, place at the corner of Locust and Vine streets. Consideration SI, revenue $4. Luthera II. Gregg to J. Fdgar Mellen, by warranty deed, land on South Main street. Consideration $1, revenue .V0 cents. Roy N. Clark and others to Clayton F. Barnard, by warranty deed, lot No. S. Oak Grove Park, Home street. Consid eration SI, revenue HO cents. Fliza F. Bennett estate to Elbert M. Bennett' and othors, by decree, all estate in Brattlolwro. Atnasa W. Gage to Lydia C. Gage and others, by will, all estate in Brattleboro. Frederick W. Gage and others to Beatrice J. Yearly, by warranty deed. homestead farm of Amasa W. Gage and two other pieces of land. Consideration 11. Beatrice J. l early to Frederick W. Gage and wife, by quitclaim deed, three pieces of land with buildings, on Marl boro road, t onsideration 81. Beatrice J, Yearly to George S. Gage. by quitclaim deed. 40 acres of land. Con sideration SI, revenue r0 cents. No News Since Storm from Yacht Car ' ry'ng Himself, Wife and Daughter to Mindoro. MANILA, P. L. May 23. (Associ ated Press. )-Wireless queries to , the yacht Apo on which Governor General Leonard W1 and his wife and daughter sailed Saturday for Mindoro have not been answered and the typhoon which raged yester day is believed responsible for the delay in ' their' return. The Apo is believed to have sought refuge in some port of Min doro. General Wood planned a. brief visit of inspection on the island. MORE THAN 500 VISIT CARNIVAL -"i His Reason, hear you have given up Joan Mabel.' John "Yes. I thought she was ner- fect. hilt lt tiitrht I found somntliinT about her I didn't like." Joan "What was that?" John "Bill's arm." Philadelphia Bulletin. Isn't Powdering Her Nose. A pretty telephone girl may be pre ferable, but a plain one will answer. Boston Transcript. Wife 99 Masonic Temple Tuesday. May 23. 7.30 p. m. Regular meeting of Webster Lodge of Perfec tion. Brattleloro Council, Knights of Birm ingham Grand Ceremonial Wednesday, May 24. Banquet at lasonic Temple, 5 to 7. Parade 7.30. Ceremonial in Festival hall 8. Members arp requested to have their membership cards for identification. Thursday. May 2. Ascension day. Beauseant Commandery, No. 7. Knights Templar, will attend service in St. Michael's Episcopal church. All Sir Knights are invited to attend, and wear regalia if possible. Service at 7.4-". Be nrerared to leave Masonic Temple at 7-3i. Rev. Sir Edward T. Mathison, past prelate of Beauseant Commandery, will deliver a sermon to Sir Knights. Masonic choir. Mr. Braman will play a few selections on the organ after the service. Public invited, lainch at tern ole after service for Sir Knights. Friday. May 20. at 7.30 p. m. Drill for all Sir Knights who are planning to attend the conclave at Uellows I alls Important. Monday. May 20. at 7.30 p. m. Beau scant Commandery, No. 7. Knights Tem plar. Special, Order of the Temple. Crowd Finds Much of Interest in Vari ous Attract tons" Company at Island Park All This Week. Over 500 people came and went on tiie midway of the American Exposition Car nival last night at Island Park. It was the opening night of a week's stay. The usual features were in evidence including the Floating Lady and "Mystic Necromancer" side shows, Ionia the snake girl," two palmists, a dance pavil ion and an athletic arena. In the cen ter of the midway is a merry-go-round, a Ferris wheel and the seaplanes. The seaplanes hang from a large revolving wheel on a tower, and whirling in a cir cle ,the momentum ' gained in motion carries the planes out and upward for a new thrill. Then there are the usual booths for the fans of fortune who delight in back ing chance to lieat average. The big feature of the Carnival is Van Norman's spectacular bicycle diving act. A tower has been built with an incline, down which the rider speeds to gain mo mentum for his trip through the air. When the incline re.-iches a point 15 feet from the ground it slopes out parallel with the ground for several feet and then nds abruptly. Just above the ground in front of the incline is a net. while some 20 feet in front is a shallow tank constructed on the level with the ground. The rider races down the incline and as it ends abruptly he lets his bicycle fall into the net while he does a somersault dive into the water. Due to difficulty in getting water to fill the tank the" act was not done last night, but it will be done tonight. The Ferris wheel, seaplanes and bicvele incline were brilliantly lighted, making a spectacular effect. GRANTS PETITION OF GUILFORD ffl Public Service Commission Quickly Decides at Hearing: Today RED CROSS NURSE TAKES UP DUTIES Miss Helen M. Sanderson Accompanied Dr. Leach to Wilmington Ex amining School Pupils Today. Actual field work v.'ns begun by Miss Helen M. Sanderson, Bed Cross nurse, yesterday, and her schedule indicates much work the first week. Miss Sanderson accompanied Dr. Ches ter S. Leach, district health officer, to Wilmington yesterday morning, where ex aminations of school pupils were made and where they are working today. Tomorrow they will be in Halifax, where a gathering-of 'pupils will be held. Health talks will be given. F. K; Brown, Community Service worker, will accom pany them. - 1 On Thursday a similar SLithering.will be held in the Union church in Veruon. Universalist Church Tuesday. May 23. 7.30 p. m. Boy Scouts. All boys interested are urged to attend for re-organization of troop, t Thursday, May 'Si, at 3 p. m. An nual meeting of the Mission circle in the vestry. Supper for members and invited -guests. 7.30 p. m.-Meeting of the Daughters circle in the vestry. " Friday, at 7 p. v. Junior union. Th? Daughters' Circle will hold a rum mage sale Saturday ' afternoon in the Barber building on Flat street. Articles donated for the purpose should bf left at the room Friday afternoon. ' SEEKS DAMAGES FROM STELLMAN Robert Mallory, Woodford Grocer, Claims Brattleboro Selectman Crowded Plaintiff Off Bridge. Suit has just been brought by Robert Mallory of Woodford, a grocer in Ben nington county, against Selectman Wil helm E. Stellman of Brattleboro for S2.K0 in an action of damages as a re suit of an automobile accident in Wood ford Nov. 2, 1!)LU The suit is brought through the office of Holden & Healy of Bennington, and papers on file in the town clerk's office here shov that the writ was served yesterday afternoon bv Sheriff Frank L. Wellman. who attached some" of the machinery in the defendant's machine shop. The suit is returnable at the coining term of Bennington county court which convenes in Manchester the first Tuesday in June. Mr. Mallory says that while he was driving bis automobile westerly from Woodford to Bennington, when it was dark and rainy, be drove on to the north erly side, of a small bridge in Woodford and that 'Mr. Stellmen came around a curve, headed toward Brattlelmro, going at a speed of 30 miles an hour and driv ing "carelessly and negligently." The plaintiff says that although he' reached the bridge first and there was scarcely room on the bridge for two cars abreast Mr. Stellman drove rapidly on to the bridge and crowded the plaintiff's car off into the brook. " It is claimed bv Mr ATnllr. though the bridge was on the curve Mr. Stellman did not .sound his horn or give warning of his approach. He says he was pinned down by the car and extri cated with difficulty, that his stomach was severely injured and that his car was badly damaged. . A Practical Swain. "How weary l am of waiting for our dear little home." sighed the girl, after a five years' engagement. "It is a pity I am such a pauper," he remarked gloomily. "Ah. George," shevhispered in dulcet tones. "I do not fear ioverty. I will give up dancing when we are 'married and learn to cook instead.',' ' .-His face brightened but he was a very thrifty soul. "'Hadn't you better begin to practice now?" he .said eagerly. "You see. dear, your father would be supplying-the raw material." London Answers. -'His Strong Drink. "Good morning,' Mr. I .veto p." said the waiter, "I hope you enjoyed . that Old Scotch I left in your room while you were out." " "It was pretty fair," drawled 'Rye-, top, rubbing his parched lips,, "but that siphon you sent up had the strongest stream of fizz water I ever tackled. The blame thing came near blowia' me through. the window." -' The waiter looked puzzled. , "Sipkon? I didn't send up any siflhAn. ' "Yes, you did. It was red and bound with brass bands." - "Great Scott! That was the fire ex tinguisher." Buffalo Express. BRATTLEBORO PERSONAL ELECTRIC COMPANY TO BE ORGANIZED Will Construct Transmission Line in Guilford Principally for Lighting Commission in Consultation Less Than Minute. After being in consultation less than one minute,', following a bearing in its office this forenoon, the Vermont public service commission announced that it. would grant to the promised Guilford Electric Co.. Inc., a certificate to the effect that the establishment and main tenance of the proposed corporation would promote the general good of the state. All three members of the commis sion were present, being Walter A. Dut :on of Hardwkk, Eli II. Porter of , Wil mington and William It. Warner of Veigennes. There were no appearances ;t attorneys and only two petitioners were present, F. II. Coombs and Fay .'i. Jacobs, and the only person who tes tified was Mr. Coombs. Widen the latter '. '.ad finished, the commissioners con ersed with each other less than a min ite and announced that, the petition vould be granted. The hearing con umed loss than J. minutes. The petition stated that F. II. Coombs f Brattleboro and Fred Coombs. Fay G. Tacobs. H. II. Winchester!- F. II. Brasor tnd L. S. Barber of Guilford proposed to form the Guilford Electric Co., Inc., "for the purpose of doing a general business 'n'the manufacture, sale and distribution f electricity for heating, lighting and oower in the town of Guilford, and the 'iglit to build and maintain transmit ion lines in the adjoining towns of Brat tleboro and Vernon for the purpose of conveying electricity to the town of Guil ford in said county of Windham and state of Vermont; that the principal place of busihess of said corporation will V at Guilford aforesaid ; that the es ablishment and maintenance of the proposed - corporation will promote the general good of the state." . In response to questions by the com nission Mr. Coombs outlined the plan. t is to build from three and a half to cour-oiiles of. transmission line, connect -ng with t the Connecticut, River Power 'o.'s line which supplies power . to the "stcy Organ Co. From the connecting 'oint the line will run about a mile and i half before the first customer is eached. Nind . persons already have igncd an agreement to buy electricity md others. are favorably considering the natter. There are 434 possible customers, nostly for house lighting. Mr. Oocmhs estimate' of the cost of he transmission line were from $1,0H o $1,300 a mile. the.".e estimates being nade by persons who had built lines, but he company'. hopes through co-operation vith the New England Telephone & Tele graph Co. to build and maintain a line n a "i0-.0 basis as is done in some other -daces, as the telephone company - ex- , iccts to re-set a mile and a half of poles before long. There is now no electric line n the town of Guilford. It was stated by Mr. Coombs that tho apitalization, estimated, was to be $.). HH. but it was hoped to build the line . "or loss than $1,000. The retail price of lectricity is to be 12 1-2 cents a kilo vatt hour, with a minimum monthly harge of $2. The , price quoted to the ompany by the Power Co. is 2 1-2 cents. Concerning the sale of stock Mr. Moombs said the petitioners knew where '.bout one-half could be placed and there vonld be no difficulty - in placing the" est. WILL PARTICIPATE IN WOOL POOL Odd 'Fellows Temple Tuesday. May 23, 7.30 p. m. Regular meeting of Bvnhis Rebekah lode. Rei ports of. the Rebekah Assembly-wU be tfven. I Attorney and Mrs. O. B. Hughes and two daughters went to Charlemont, Mass., t spend the week-end with Attor ney and Mrs. Homer Sherman. Mrs. Sherman accompanied them here yester day, retunring today to her home. Windham County Farmers to Join Cbesh- ' ire County Farmers More Than 2.OO0 Pounds Already Signed. Windham county farmers have been in vited to participate - in the wool iool of Cheshire' county, New Hampshire, and more than 2,(M0 pounds already has been , signed up in this county. The woll will be stored at the Wind- lio m ,,t'1V Tl.jnl- in TirnlHfdioro t while the assembling is taking place and fhose wishing to pool their wool must de liver their clips at the plant June 1. when representatives of the Farm Bu reau will be on hand to receive it. Farmers desiring further information ., , , i : regarding rue wooi pooi snouiu roiiiiniini". rate at once with the Farm Bureau office in Brattleboro. MILFORD DEGREE TEAM COMING Will Work Degree at Big Ceremonial of '' Knights of Birmingham Here . ! Tomorrow Evening. ; The Knights of Birmingham expect fo hold the largest ceremonial in their his- torv here tomorrow, evening. - Gxeenheid. , Wa'rw&k arid PittsfiMd. .Mass.,' as well Vis several New JIam)shire -organizations, have promised to sen large delegations, . and. with , good weather in prospect it promises to oe a Dig nay tor the Knigntisv " Th "leire team of nen from Mil- . ford. Nr II., whoare going .to'put it on,"' will arrive early with two truck loads of . paraphernalia, and they come with a fine reputation for the manner in which they vork the degree. -.-' - . " ' " f '.A machine has been invented bv, means of which it is possible to produce sea -air in the heart of a great city. I t. is being used in the treatment of vari- , ous diseases. Services for children are conducted by children in one of the churches in Lon . don. Except in the prayers and address, . grcwn-ups have nothing to do with thu services. Children toll the bell.' play; the organ, read the lessons and take. th ' offertory.