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Are on Page Six IN o"1 Newspaper in Southeasiern Vermont VOL.10. NO. 123 BRATTLEBORO.1 VERMONT,: MONDAY EVENING, JULY 21, 1922: EARLY MAIL EDITION SOFT COAL MEN MFFT WITH HfiflVFR I I Itaia I 1 w w mm Secretary Seeks Their Co operation In Distribu tion of Fuel HOPES TO PREVENT PROFITEERING Plans to Pool Coal Distribution by Dis tricts and Preferential System Under Authority of Interstate Commerce Commission WASHINGTON. July 21. Bitumin ous coal mine operators representing the producing districts iu six states gathered here today at the call of Secretary Hoover, who nought their co-operation with the government and the railroads in a coal distribution scheme designed to protect the carriers, public utilities and other necessary industries against a shortage' and prevent profiteering during the strike emergency. Coal distribution, it is planned, will be controlled through pooling the various districts and the dis tribution of cars under a preferential system to be instituted under authority of the interstate' commerce commission. In general, Mr. Hoover's program con templates the creation of an emergency machine with the committee composed of a representative from the departments of commerce, justice, inferior and tue inter state commerce commission, with the commerce secretary as chairman, operat ing through the local committees estab lished in the producing districts at the time of the voluntary agreements fixing maximum fair prices. . Pooling of coal in the producing dis tricts and distribution of cars under a preferential system, to be instituted under authority of the interstate com merce commission, is planned to permit of the marshalling of fuel at the most available points for quick shipment to i,. ,i.Li:.nitmnc M'hnrc most needed. Co oiM-ration between the railroads and the interstate commerce commission would make possible adequate supply ol cars and establishment ot a freight em bargo if necessary, to facilitate fuel move ment. ' Representatives of the operators and the railroads are to, be dratted into ser iu !wiiiiinitrptivi jiids to the central committee to provide direct contact with tlifsp industries. Price maintenance i to be sought (Continued on Page 8.) CLASH WITH STATE TROOPERS IN STRIKE Two Buffalo Men Seriously Injured Chief of Police Threatens Constabulary- BUFFALO, July 21. One man with a broken arm and another with a frae t tired skull were in hospitals today aftei dashes with state troopers guarding the trollcv" lines of 'the Internationa Railway Co- where a strike has been on since July 2. Reports that the constable had beer unduly harsh in some instances caused Mayor Schwab to call on Commanriei Chandler. After the conference the mayor expressed the belief that the re ports of undue violence were exagger ated. Police Chief Burfeind today reiterated his ejection to the presence of the con stabulary and threatened to arrest any trooper who made an '"unwarranted at tack" on a citizen. the state is a new idea proposed in Massachusetts. HOME OF CLEAN AMUSEMENTS In the Heart of The Connecticut Swept by River Breezes DANCE Wednesday Night . Boston University Orchestra Lunches at All Hours Noonday Lunch 11.30 to 1.30 TUESDAY'S MENU Creamed Chicken, with pattie shells I'otato (.'ones Iced Tomatoes KoU Coffee Iced Tea "Nothing But theTruth" LUNCH Monday and Tuesday Nights DANCES LUNCH Wednesday Night 35 ti l 1KT--"li !nmm'i'i"n " -.jm-..n Hf tin imm Wfcrj i f it mM Mftiffti n Miii nrJ -J -"rl rtrhftM'rM GET TV0 SUSPECTS IN SALEM ER Officers Unable to Identify Either as Slayer of Henry McMahon HOLD GEORGE PETERS UNTIL LAST OF JULY He Denies AH Knowledge of Crime Hundreds Join Man Hunt on Sunday Townspeople In Angry Mood Pris oner Stabs Woman In Jail. SALEM. Mass.. July 24 Two men were in custody today as the result of the widespread search for the murderer of 12-year-old Henry McMahon, whose body was found in a pasture here last neck, but attempts to identify either Mispect as the man with whom the lad was last seen, failed. t haiics Snagas, arrested yesterday at Ipswich, a few miles from this city, bore no resemblance to young McMahon 's companion, tne jwnce were tola by per sons who were the last to see the boy. Snagas, however, remained in custody. George Peters, who was arrested by use JNynn ponce last Saturday as a sus pect, was held until July 81 on a "sus picion of murder" charge when arraigned n court here today. Peters has denied all knowledge of the crime. . Charles Snagras at first admitted he had been in Salem during the last week, but on appearance of Clerk of Courts George A. Schofield of Ipswich, he ap parently became alarmed and said he utd spent several days in Ixnvoll. The man wore a jrreen cap anil a black necktie, spotted with red, which the Ipswich police said might be blood. His corduroy trousers and his underwear vcre many sizes too large for him. lead im the police to licHeve that Ins had changed them recently. The police say he has been an inmate of Danvers on several occasions. An all-day search of the countryside Vet ween Salem and Lynn., bordering Highland avenue and Half Mile pasture, yesterday revealed no- traces of the murderer. More than 5(H) citizens, urged on by jolicemen and accompanied bv women Uid children, combed the- hillsides, ra vines, swamps and pastures: ransacked abandoned sjiacks and drove from cover half a dozen men whose identity was unknown; but in each case the authori ties and posses were convinced that their men had cx connection with the murder. . Throughout the day the temper of the townspeople was such as to cause con siderable apprehension in official circles At midnight Saturday a crowd of .r00 persons became nearly a mob advancing upon police headquarters and demanding that a prisoner-suspect be turned ovei to them that they mipht wreak ven 'j;ennce. A cluster of them, urged on by several women, advanced up the natrol wa;on driveway which leads to the, cell room but were stopped at the isHt of niiriit cell watchman Garrett Ryan on guard in the doorway." Feared Woman. Stabs Her SALEM", Mass.. July 21 A prisoner, VM in the Snlem jail for trial on a lnur 'ler charge, rushed from the line of mjn entering the chapel- for Sunday moni ng services to a front pew occupied by ; woman held for trial for murder in he same case and slashed her face with kitchen keife, it became known today. The man was Joseph T-onmrdo and the .voman prisoner was Elizabeth Mntitros io, both of Newbury port. Jail officials iaid that Lombardo feared the woman might turn state's evidence against him. SUFFCATED BY AUTO GAS. Owner Left Engine Running in Closed Oarage and Went to Sleep. JERSEY CITY. N. .7., July 21. After taking some friends to ride yester day, Arthur Welsh drove his automobile into the garage, closed the door, climbed into the tonnan and fell asleep, the en gine still running. Four hours later he was found dead. Physicians attributed the death to carbon monoxide poisoning, the gas hav ing been produced by the automobile en gine heating up the oxygen in the small room. COAL FROM AUSTRALIA. Twenty Vessels Chartered to Rring It to This Country. SAN FRANCISCO, July 24. Nearly 20 vessels have been clustered to bring eoal from Australia to this country, it was learned in shinning circles today. THE WEATHER. Fair Tonight ami Tuesday Moderate Temperature. . WASHINGTON, July 21 Fair to night and Tuesday. Moderate tempera ture. .Moderate north and northeast winds. A strike of Nova Scotia coal miners is threatened a a result of a dispute "over wages. Lawn Fete and Baby Review Auspites of Brattleboro Woman's Club Thursday, July 27 2.30 to 5 Grounds of R. M. Bradley Tyler St. and Putney Rd. . Admission 25c Children 6 to 15 years, 15c MOD union; operatives continue strike Disregard Threat to Close Cotton Milli , at Moosup If They Do Not Kef urn to Work. MOOSUP, Conn., July 24. The strike of union operatives at the union cotton mills of the Aldrich Manufacturing Co. continued today, . despite the so-called ultimatum of the company threatening to close the plant indefinitely if opera tives were not resumed this morning. Observers said scarcely a score of em ployes returned. Picketing at Manchester. MANCHESTER, N. IL, July 24. -Picketing was resumed at the Amoskeag mill gates today by members of the United Textile workers o America who have been out oik strike since Feb. 13. There were no demonstrations. A strong police, guard was placed at all gates. 5 PEOPLE KILLED, 4 MORE DYING Automobile Catches Fire After Collision With San . Francisco Street Car, Burning Several. SAN FRANCISCO, July 21. Five people were killed and four were be lieved to be dying today as the result of a collision here last night between an automobile and a street car. The auto mobile after turning over burst into flame burning several pei-suns badly be fore they could be rescued. The dead were all of one family. TWO PREMIERS TO MEET. IJoyd George and Poinrare to Discuss Moratorium for Germany. PARIS, July 21. A conference be tween 1avid Lloyd George, the Rritish prime minister, and Raymond Poincaro, the French premier, to discuss the qus tion of a moratorium for Germany, has been arranged for the first part of Augut. It is expected that the conference will assume the proportions of a meeting of the supreme council, as.it is generally understood here that Belgium i sure to be represented, and if the Italian cabinet crisis is nolved in time, that Italy also will have delegates present. Realization that the reparations ques tion has reached a "decisive crisis is held resKnsible in French circles for Premier l'oincare overcoming his oft-ex-pressed aversion, for supreme councils and his decision" to have the matter of a German moratorium discussed before the first supreme council he has agrei to attend sfnee he was called to the premiership. YALE'S OLDEST GRADUATE. Rev. G. IS. Wiilro.x, '48. of Chicago dies . in 9Gth Year. CHICAGO; July 24. The Rev. Giles RuekingtiHin Willeox, Yale university's oldest living graduate at the time of his death, as well as the oldest mcm Ikt of Skull and Rones, will be buried Wednesday f,t the family plot at Rose hill cemetery. Mr. ilcox died at his home at 1629 Washington boulevard, Saturday. Al though lie was to have celebrated his !)tith birthday in two weeks, his mind was clear to the very last. Graduated from Yale college in the; class of IS IS. Mr. Willeox spent 2.j year in active ministry in Fitchburg and Lawrence, Mass. ; New London and Stamford, Ct., and Jersey C ity. In 17!) he came to Chicago as professor of pas toral theology ami church history in the Chicago Theological seminary. He occu pied the post, until 1900. Since then he had been professor emeritus. TRIAL OF LADOR HEADS. Jury Picked to Hear Clarge of Conspir acy to Murder Giicago Policeman. CHICAGO, July 24. With a jury finally chosen from among l.o()0 venire men who, passed through the box, the state opens its eas? this morning against Timothy Murphy, '"French" Mader. "Cou" Shea. Daniel McCarthy and John Miller, and hopes to send all these labor leaders to the gallows for the murder of Policeman Terence Lyons. They are charged with conspiracy to commit mur der. The contention of the state will be that the defendants were involved in an unlawful conspiracy which re sulted in the murder of Lyons. Three weeks will be required to pre sent only the state's side of the case and indications are that the trial will consume as much time as did the se lection of jury. More than 2(H, mostly victims of bombines, sluggings and in timidation, have 'been subpoenaed to testify regarding tactics employed bv union labor. A big fight is ahead when the state at tempts to introduce 'as evidence the signed confession of Miller, who is al leged to have driven the labor slugrrers in his car the nljrht of the murder. Mil ler now declares his confession was forced from him by tha police. CONTRACT SCOTTISH COAL. To Ie Shipped to America First Since World War. JONOON, -July - J (Associated Tress). - Contracts have been placed in Scot land for shipment of coal to the United States. This is the first time since the World war that Scottish coal has been bought for shipment to America. Scientific methods for cutting down the fatigue of factory workers is prov in!? successful, the result in one large factory b'jing a 27 per cent increase in efficiency. First Baptist Church Friday. 7..V) prayer meeting. p. m. Regular church Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday, July 2G Regular meet ing of Attainers class. Supper will be served at the home of Mrs. Walter New comb on Guilford street. . Friday, July 28, at 7.3a p. m. Reg ular church prayer meeting. Wednesday, July 20. '3 to 5 p. m. Ladies' Aid society meeting and silver socio! with Mrs. E. E. White at 11 Cen tral street. The ladies of , the church, and congregation are cordially invited tot attend. ' LAST SERVICE IN OLD HOI CHURCH -' ' -...) i- Exceptionally Large Audi ence in Universal ist Edifice FORWARD LOOKING SERMON PREACHED Universalists and Unitarians, Having Federated as AH Souls Church, to Worship in Unitarian Building After Vacation Children Christened. An exceptionally 'large congregation assembled in the First Universalist church on Canal street yesterday fore noon, when the pastor. Rev. Edwin I Wood, assisted by Rev. E. Q. S. Osgood, conducted the final service to be held in that church' building, the Universalist and Unitarian churches having federated for the purjiose of worshipping together in the Unitarian edifice on Main street under the name of All Souls church at the close of the summer vacation. The attendance was well above 3(M). Seven children were baptized at the beginning of the service. The choir was augmented by Alson Duganl. violinist, and Miss Mildred Shorey, vocalist. The pastor's sermon vas a forward lock toward the larger work of the fed erated churches worshipping and work ing together as All Soul church. The sermon dealt with certain tendencies in Mie Protestant church, viz. High Church, the liberal thought, and the so-called Fundamentalism. Attention was called to the compara tively small membership of the liberal de nominations, due largely to lack of thorough organization and authority. Universalists and Unitarians have lcen more imcnt upon the promulgation of an idea rather than the development of an institution. Members of the con gregation were urged to a renewed loy alty to the foundation principles repre sented by the federated churches, rather than mere adherence to denomination. Improvements on the Unitarian parish house and church are going forward sat isfactorily, ami it is planned to hold the epening service of All Souls church and Sunday school the first Sunday in Sep tember. Rev. Mr. Wood is: to be the pas tor and Rev. Mr. Osgood, the Unitarian minister, is to be pastor emeritus. Universalist meetings were held in Wheeler's hall as early as 1S35, Rev. Charb'R - Woodhouse being the wcacher, but it Aas not until May 2. lHi:i, that the present society was organized. Among the original members were Dr. Reuben Spaulding. A. J. I lines. J. II. Esterbrook, W. II. Esterbrook. Alfred Simonds. . J. Martin. Orin Starkey, Luther Wild. Harvey Houghton. Jno. Ii. Miller, and Sewall Morse. The first meeting house Owned by the society was located on the comer of Canal and Clark streets, and was purchased by the Millerites in May, 1843. It was built and occupied for many years by the Methodists. The first settled pastor of the society was Rev. L. J. Fletcher, who began his min istry in the enrly part of 1S44. lie was succeeded in July, 1S40, by Rev. Jno. II. Willis, who remained here only one year. Rev. C. R. Moor assumed the pastorate Df the society early in 1S4S and closed his connection with it in February. JST2. The present Universalist church was built during his settlement here. It Wns erected in lS.VJ and dedicated in Febru ary, 1ST1. DRIVES AUTO AGAINST TREE. Peter Donahue of Pittsflehl Arrested on Charge of Driving While Intoxicated. PITTSFIELD, Mass., July 21. A roadster owned by Ralph Hitchcock of 10 Marcella avenue and driven by Peter Donahue of MS Danforth avenue, crashed into a tree in A Vest Housatonic street, west of Tillison's mill, yesterday morn ing and was considerably damaged. The front mudguard and windshield were completely demolished and glass on the floor of the car showed traces of blood. The accident was investigated by In spectors Keegnn and McNaughton. who learned that William Morse, an eyewit ness of the accident, had taken Miss Lena Snckett of HU North street from Donahue's ear and carried her to the House of Mercy hospital in his own ma chine. Inspector Shcpardson and Sergt. Rock found her at that place severely lacerated but not in a dangerous condi tion. Donahue was arrested charged with driving while under the influence of liquor and operating an automobile so as to endanger the lives of the public. Collision at ralmer. PALMER. Mass.. July 24. A small touring car owned by Alexander Iioying ton of 47 Kelliher street collided with a larger machine iii front . of Grisvold;s garage on the Boston road at aljput 1 o'clock last evening. Mrs. Helen Doy- ngton received a fractured left leg and Mrs. II. La Tournea and one small child were cut by flying glass. . The other machine was owned by Ed ward Porpoin of Warren. He was acr companied by his wife and five other persons. Mrs. Borpoin received a severe cut over the left eye and Charles Stone, an occupant of the machine, received a severe cut in Che neck. Probably, the youngest woman in the legal profession in the United States is Miss Thelma Harell, who has passed the Georgia bar examinations and been ad mitted to practice in Savannah. Mass Harell is only 17 years of age. , Odd Fellows Temple Tuesday, July 25, at 7"0 p. m. Reg ular meeting of Dennis Rebekah lodge. Universalist Church Those desiring to retain hymn books will find them arranged. in alpha1etieal piles in the church. Apply to parsonage for key to church. Please call for books this week. . CONDITIONS OF HEALTH IMPROVE Never Before as Good This District as at Present ' in DR. LEACH GIVES f INTERESTING FACTS Changed Conditions Due Largely to Ed ucational Movement Among tlie Peo ple Springfield Plan of Tuberculin Tested Cattle Favored. A resume of the reports of communi cable diseases made by Health Officer Chester S. Leach for the period froiii Jan. 1, 11)22, to the present time reveals the fact that health conditions throughout Sanitary District No. 10 are decidedly better than the conditions which existed last year. Furthermore, Dr. Leach says that health conditions throughout this district have never before been as good as they are now. In an interview with a representative of The Reformer Dr. Leach said today that this general improvement was due largely to the success of the educational movement which the health' department had instituted among the people. . Time was when the attention of a physician or (Continued on Page 6.) Stalwart Men Push Through Gas Barrage Skunk Army so Formidable ' State Department Takes Hand (Special to The Reformer.) NEWFANE. July 21. This peaceful village has had its usual . , a m, 1 . 1 X calm uestroyeu. jnvauers nave at tempted to take possession, and at one time it "looked as if the town fathers might be forced to abdicate and the in habitants flee for safety, but a few brave hearts have rallied and organized for resistance, and the enemy has already k offered loss, known deaths numbering 15. .. .U'.J&JU. Armed men patrol the streets, and gun- saots disrupt tue evenings cairn. iair maidens go forth at eventide only when accompanied by armed escorts carrying flashlights. So far death has visited only the ranks of the invaders, but sev eral brave defenders have had very nar row escapes. The enemy has used poison gas ireely in ins nigut attacKs, aim gas masks are at a premium. lie nas now "do2 in." apparently for a siege, but out side advice and encouragement have been given and the war against the invaders. notwithstanding they are strong, will be waged to the bitter end. A tew weeks ago the carnage oegan. Wild shrieks and squawking at night brought half-awakened householders tumbling from their beds. Dazedly they dressed, wondering what could be the matter. Lights were hurriedly lit; ami loaded guns seized, and the householders sallied bravely forth into the night to defend their families and their property, only to be met by a gas barrage that caused even the strongest men to waver. Then there rushed in upon their minds tie first intimation as to the identity of the dastardly attackers. Brave men though they were, extreme caution marked their every move from that time on, but persistency they sought out the enemy, and at every glimpse of his hor rid form shots rang out... Many innocent chicken have, 'died, and quite a few skunks have bit the dust with a wave of smell that arose to high heaven, or more, but the end is not yet. Many of the leading citizens have scored "kill, either by trap or gun, and some have several notches on their weapons. Others are harboring whole litters of skunks upon their premises and may have to be tried for treason. , One well known citizen, noted for his truth and veracity, tells of seeing as many as 10 or a dozen skuuks in a uay peramuuiut- ing about the business center. . Others report seeing lesser numbers, put tuey are people not out so late niguis, or b early mornings. Taken alt together, the villagers nave had absolutely too much 111 the skunk line, and a wail of anguish was .let loose that reached by slow stages as iar a the state capital, whence has come per mission to.jjtreteh, under supervision of the local representative of the fish and game department the usual laws, rules and regulations governing the conduct if vl.-iinL-v sn Hint the oeoiile mav. US soon as possible, be relieved from the un- pleasant situation in which they find themselves, but each property-owner is warned to look after his own disinfect ing, and furnish his own deodorizer. , All this, aforesaid being thus, it is con fidently expected that within a short time it will again be perfectly, safe for any young man to take his best girl out strolling on balmy evenings upon any street in this pleasant little village. The public in general is asked to re member one thing: There is absolutely no truth in the rumor that the selectmen have voted to re-christen this village Skunks' Misery. . MORE ALCOHOLIC DEATHS. New ork Medical Examiner Reports . Increase of 21 Per Cent in Year. NEW YORK, July 24. An increase of nearly 85) per cent in alcoholic deaths this year over those of 1920 and 27 per cent over 1021 has been reported by the medical examiner for New York. The report shows that SO persons died from alcoholism in the first six months of this year. ; Trap Set by Officers of State Aiitombbile Branch Catches Many Speedsters 4. OLD HOME SUNDAY, IN CHRIST CHURCH About' ie-j from5 Rratflcboro Hear Bishop Hall Preach in Episcopal Church in Guilford. Old Home Sunday was observed yes terday at Clirist Episcopal church in Guilford, the service taking place t .3 o'clock in the afternoon. About 1C" went from hero. Rt. Rev. A. OA. Hall, D. D.. of Burlington, bishop of the dio cese tf Vermont, preached a strong ser mon. . Bishop Hall also was present at the service at 1 ("() yesterday morning in St. Michael's Episcopal church, when three persons were confirmed and holy communion was observed. TWO YOUNG GIRLS SHOT IN IRELAND Refuse to Oley an Order to Halt Two Dublin Men Killed This 1 Morning. BELFAST, July 21. Two young girls, aged 13 and 10, returning from Free State to northern Ireland territory in County Armagh last night, were shot dead when they refused to obey an or der to halt. , In Dublin early today two men were killed by an armed band. of New fane MYSTERIOUS FIRE IN SO. LONDONDERRY Miss Anna Ahtiainen Finds House, Two Bants and Henhouse on Fire AH at Same Time Lived Alone. ' (Special to The Reformer.) SOUTH LONDONDERRY, July 24. The two-story dwelling, horse barn, cow barn and henhouse on the Glebe View "farm"," owned' by Miss." Anna Ahtiainen, a Finnish woman, were found by the owner to be on fire all at the same time about 4 o'clock yesterday morning, and all but the cow barn were burned with most of their contents. The buildings could not be replaced for S5.(HKi. The- property was insured for about .$.'.000 through the agency ef John Mc Allister. Miss Ahtiainen paid $2,500 for the place about three years ago, com ing here from New York. She formerly was cook for John Wanamaker. Glebe View- farm is the old John Aiken homestead, and the residence which was the best farmhouse in town, was refitted for a summer home about 20 years ago by the late A. D. Fletcher of Chester. Miss Ahtiainen believes the fire was of incendiary origin. She was awakened by a noise in the - henhouse and went there after . putting on her kimono. She found the henhouse on fire and after putting several hens in a bag started out, but her attention was attracted to the cow . barn, which she says was on tire in two places, fires having started in the stable and one corner of the bay. There being no telephone in the house. Miss Ahtianinen began screaming, and she was heard by neighbors, who came at once. Meanwhile the horse barn and the house Were found to be on fire. Miss Ahtianinen saved her trunk and the neighbors put out the fires in the cow barn and saved a few articles of furni ture from the house, but the rest of the property was burned. Miss Ahtiainen lived alone and had no livestock except the hens. TO JUMP MILK PRICE. Increase of Cent a Quart in New York on August 1. NEW YORK, July 24. An increase of one cent a quart for August above the milk price of July has been an nounced by the Dairymen's League Co operative association. . BARE WALLS, Do Not An Armory Make See Brattleboro 's Own '-IN " "Ndthihg But TONIGHT TONIGHT And Tomorrow Night ' AT Island Park Casino - - m 299 Steps from Main Street Tickets at Casino Box Office Nor Phone 8403 BENEFIT ARMORY ROOMS FURNISHING FUND Twenty-Five Ordered to Ap pear in Municipal Court Today CARS FROM FOUR . STATES 11 LIST One Driver Threatens Suit and Officers Re turn Bail ' Representatives of the automobile de partment of the secretary of state's office spjrung a trap in Brattleboro yester day that caught many cars which were exceeding the speed limit, and as a result a wave of public discussion which " has found champions on both sides has swept over the village and has kept tongues oscillating at a speed that has not been known before iu years. The second chapter will occur in the muni cipal court today when the officials get the cases ready for presentation. The court room and corridor in the Barber building have been full since Judge F. D. E. Stowe arrived about 10 o'clock. Out of the large number of drivers stopped by the officers 25 were notified to appear in court, mostly for speeding. The officers say they did not take steps against any driver who was going less than SO miles an hour, although that is in excess of the speed allowed by law. The drivers whom they notified to appear in court were going from 30 to 45 miles or more an hour, according to the oifi cials, although some of the drivers deny that they were hitting any such clip. At the request of village officials the state department sent three state inspec tors here Saturday to check up the auto mobile drivers, not only with respect to speed, but also with respect to registra tion and operators' licenses. They were assisted in this work by Sheriff Frauk L. Wellman and Policemen W. E. Tyler, John O. Tucker and Lewis C. Grotto. Operations were begun Saturday eve ning on Canal street. Western avenue and someother sections, when every car was stopped and the drivers were asked to show their licenses. A very few were without them, and such drivers were re quested to appear in court. Those who were driving faster than the law permits but were not speeding or driving care lessly were cautioned and allowed to pro ceed. The traps were set yesterday, on the Putney road and on the Guilford road, and they yielded large returns, the one on the'Putney road catching the greater amount of game. A quarter-mile course was marked off. running north from the Inawood Inn road, and officers with stop watches were stationed at both ends and in the middle. This road is used as a speedway, and it was not long before the cars took the bait and were pulled in, a drop of the hand kerchief being the designated signal. Some of the speedsters acknowledged that they were in error and prepared to tike their medicine philosophically, but others relieved themselves of their opin ion of Vermont laws in a thoroughly vitriolic fashion. It was all the same to the officers, who remained cool and col lected. Such Vermontcjj who could be summoned easily if necessary were not required to put up bail, but drivers from out of the state against whom violations of the law were charged were asked to put up $15 as an earnest of their iuten tion to show up today, which they did and were released. The state inspectors ; were A. A. Briggs H. J. O'Brien and Harry Dick ens, and the persons whom they detained Saturday night and Sunday and the offenses charged were as follows : C M. Whiting of Brattleboro, no registration; Earl L. Bunnell of Brattleboro, operating without a license ; Gilbert W. Johnson of Greenfield, Mass., speeding; Albert M. I-(Ovenberg of .Putney, sjeeding; Archie II. Morrill of Franklin, N. II., speeding; Edward C. Benders of New York, speed ing; II. M. Johnson of Keene, N. H., field. Mass.. speeding ; James B. Duffy speeding; -.Thomas G. Duffy of Spring- (Continued on Tage 8.) the Truth''