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lea tM II fir II tM .1 II ' II M n II J La 'I "' .s NLY Daily Newspaper CLASSIFIED Advt's Are on Page Six C .1 . 1. jouineasiern v eiiuum EARLY 1UAIL EDITION VOL.10. NO. 192. BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT, FRIDAY I EVENING, OCTOBER 13, 1922. ti is I n m us KBi si ri h ti u ki iv h n h ti it 11 11 nr 11 f 11 11 11 11 11 1111 iix 11 11 11 n 11 11 11 11 11 1. it lh ti n r 11 11 11 11 n is ei ti . ta i ti 11 11 hi ii a 11 11 ji 11 11 uu i ir 11 11 11 11 11 11 ti ir fi ENGLAND REM TO MAKE PROTEST Will Act Unless Courts En join U. S. on Prohibi tion Ruling CONFIDENT OF AN INJUNCTION Two Test Cases Started at New York Temporary Restraining Order Granted American Ships British Owned Steamers Also Seek Injunction. LONDON, Oct. 13 (Associated Press) Unless an injunction is granted the Cunard line the British government probably will protest formally through the foreign office against the ruling pro hibiting liquors on foreign ships in Amer ican waters.f it was stated in official quarters today. Officials here, however, express the opinion that an injunction will be granted in the American courts. Actions Commenced. NEW YORK, Oct. 13. On the eve of the date set for enforcement of the fed eral prohibition ruling prohibiting pas senger vessels, both American and for eign, from bringing liquor under seal into American ports, enforcement author ities yesterday were faced with two im ports nt test cases which may check pro posed seizures. , One was a temporary restraining or der, granted yesterday by Federal Judge Learned Hand, enjoining local enforce ment authorities from molesting liquor on board the American steamers -Finland and St. Paul. The other was an order directing the government agents to show cause why an injunction should not be issued restraining them from in terference with ships (fj the Rritish owned Cunard and Anchor lines. The injunction was hailed as an im portant victory for the steamship com panies, who claim they would lose mil lions by the enforcement of the Daught erly prohibition decision which was to lave gone into effect today at midnight. FEARS ELECTION IN ENGLAND. Chamberlain Declares it Criminal to Break up Present Coalition. BIRMINGHAM, Eng.. Oct. 13 (Asso ciated Press). Austin Chamberlain, the government leader, addressing the .Mid land Conservative club here today de clared it would be criminal to break up the preticnt'coalrtion in view of the labor menace. "I don't pretend to say when an election will occur," said Mr. Cham berlain. "I expect it is the undoubted right of the prime minister to choose." BANKER SHOOTS HIMSELF. Herman Epple of New York Discouraged Over Poor Health. NEW YORK. Oct. 13. Using a small mirror to direct his aim. Herman Epple, a retired banker, today fired a bullet into his brain while his family waited for him ito appear at breakfast. He died u few minutes later. Ill health is believed, to have prompted his act. Toll rates through the Panama Canal approximate $1,000 an hour. FOOTBALL Tomorrow VT. ACADEMY VS BRATTLEBORO HIGH SCHOOL PRATTS FIELD 3 p. m. LATCH IS THEATRE TODAY Regimental Headquarters Co., Presents CHARLES RAY IN "The Barnstormer Extra Official Motion Pictures of the 1 st Vermont National Guard Regiment ALSO THE LATEST NEWS Admission 40c Tax Paid TOMORROW PRESENTS The Vitagraph Special Northwest Photoplay Full of Thrills, Excitement and Stirring Action "The Silent Vow" With William Duncan and Edith Johnson Topics of the Lay Western Aesop Fables MONDAY and TUESDAY DON'T MISS THE REX INGRAM LATEST MASTERPIECE "The Prisoner of Zenda" Matinee 28c. Evening 39c; few 28c LEGION CAR OFF FOR NEW ORLEANS Went Through Brattleboro Last Even ing Instead of This Morning as Previously Scheduled. The delegation of the American Le gion from the state of Vermont which is going to New Orleans, La., to attend the national convention in that city, passed through Brattleboro last night in its special baggage car. The car was at tached to train No. 72S. which left here at COS, and at lirattleboro the delega tion was joined by Herman V. Brooks of this town and George A. Mathers of Bennington. The car was originally scheduled to pass through Brattleboro early this morning, but an eleventh hour change was made by the officials and the southern Vermont men left last night. They probably will reach New Orleans Sunday afternoon or evening. M. A. C. WINS FIFTH PLACE. Allen Heath of Newfane Member of Ex pert Cattle Judging Team. AMHERST. Mass., Oct. 13. A tele grain was received yesterday afternoon by Prof. Victor A. Rice, of the animal husbandry department' at Massachusetts Agricultural college from Prof. S. M. Salesbury. head of the department, which stated that the Massachusetts agricul tural dairy cattle judging team at the St. Paul national dairy show was awarded fifth place in the contest. Twenty college teams from n parts of the I'nited States competed in this con test,5' and the "Aggie" team ranked ahead of all other New England colleges. The dairy products judging team, second place in judging Jerseys, and fourth place in judging Holsteins. In the individual contest Gardner II. Brewer, '23, of Upton won sixth place, topping all ti e New Englanders. Vernon D. Mudgett. '23, of Brookline came sixth in the individual scoring on Jerseys. The dairy cattle judging team of the college also included Allen Heath, '23 of New fane. Vt. The dairy products judging team wl'ich was omposed of Joseph Gold stein. "23. of "Lynn; Allen Heath. '23, of Newfane, Vt.. and Gardner H. Brewer. '23. of Upton, won second place in the judging of the dairy products of butter, milk and cheese. Nine college teams were entered in this contest. Gardner H. Brewer of Massachusetts Ag ricultural college won the first place in dividual honors in the judging of market milk. FIND MISSING SCHOONER. The Iilueiiose Being Convoyed to Cape Sable Should Arrive Today GLOUCESTER, Mass.. Oct. 13. The Lunenburg schooner, Blucnose, which was reported as having been separated from the Canadian destroyer Patriot on her way to fishermen's races here, was reported today as being convoyed to Cape Sable. The message sent by the Patriot added that the schooner, "should arrive the following day". TO SEND RED CROSS MISSION. , United States to Handle Greek Refugees Situation at Athens.. ATHENS. Oct. 13 (Associated Press). The United States government, through its charge d'affairs here, Jeffer son Caffery. has taken steps for the des patch to Greece of an American Red Cross mission to handle the refugees sit uation here. The most expensive guns are a pair made by a celebrated firm of English gunsmiths for presentation to an In dian prince. . The stocks are cut in ivory, the inscription-plates are of solid gold ; the barrels are heavily gilt, and the cleaning instruments of ivory , and gold. St. Michael's Church (Episcopal.) Friday, Oct. 13, at 3.30 p. in. Reg ular meeting of the Woman's Guild. Hostesses, Mrs. Montgomery, Mrs. Call and Miss Cain. Friday. Oct. 13. at 7.30 p. m. Eve ning Prayer. Centre Congregational Church Friday. Oct. 13, 7.30 p. m. Church night meeting, continuing the study of the Bible. Leviticus will be the topic. 99 TER TO TOW IN Will Deliver City of Hono lulu to Tugs In Pacific Ocean ALL PASSENGERS ABOARD THE SHIP To Be Transferred to Transport Thomas Total of 217 Persons Taken On" Burning Ship Position Now Approx imately 850 Miles Off Los Angeles. . WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. The freighter West Faralon, which rescued the passengers and crew of the steamer City of Honolulu, notified the shipping board today that after transferring the passengers to the transport Thomas she would tow the hulk of the burned vessel toward Los Angeles until met by tugs. The West Faralon gave her position as approximately N."0 miles off Los Angeles. All Passengers Safe. SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 13. All the passengers, officers and crew of the burn ing steamship City of Honolulu, which? was abandoned at 10 o'clock yesterday morning are safe, according to wireless advices received by the Federal Telegraph Co., from the freight steamer West Fara lon. The West Faralon reached the scene early yesterday afternoon and took all the passengers jnd crew on board. The Citv of Honolulu carried 72 passengers ami 145 officers and members of the crew, a total of 217. CLEMENCEAIT SAILS NOV. 1. To Deliver First lecture in New York To Speak Elsewhere. PARIS. Oct. 13 ( Associated Press). Former Premier Clemeuceau will sail for the United States Nov. 1, and deliver his first lecture at the Metropolitan op era house. New York. Nov. 23. after which he will talk in Boston and other cities. THE WEATHER. More Frost Tonight Increasing Cloudi ness and Warmer Saturday. WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. The weather forecast: Fair tonight. Cooler in extreme southern New Hampshire. Frost tonight. Saturday increasing cloudiness. Warmer, diminishing west and northwest winds, becoming south erly Saturday. Variety in Diamonds. Each of the five mines owned and worked by the great De Beers Company in the Kimberlv district produces dia mond with well marked characteristics. The Kimberlv mine yields a eood nor centage of white and manv vellow ' stones. Dutoispan mine is famed for its large yellow diamonds. At Bultfon tein small white and spotted stones are aimmon. From, the Wesselton mine come many leautifnl deep orange-colored diamonds, while the Do Beers' mine shows a good percentage of tinted yel low and brown stones. The Premier mine (Transvaal) yields a larire number of "off-colored" stones. The Cullinan diamond was of exceptional purity. From the Ja$rersfontein mine in the Oangc Free State the famous bluish white stones are derived. The diamonds found in German Southwest Africa are small and yellowish in color. Mrs. Virginia Green, member of the Cleveland school hoard, is an independ ent candidate for the I'nited States sen ate. AH Souls Church Rev. E. P. Wood. Pastor, 12 Grove St. Rev. E. Q. S. Osgood. Pastor Emeritus, 81 High St. Sunday, Oct. 15. 10.30 11.4.1 7.30 a. in. Morning Worship. Pastor's topic, 'Companions of t lie Pilgrim age". a. in. Sunday School. p. in. Young People's Christian Union. Friday, Oct. 13. at 7 p. union at the parish house. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7 the Parish House, meeting tarian parish; at 7.30 p. in. Junior I. of m., m. At the Cni- in the of the business parish house Special meeting Ilniversalist society to transact. of importance. A full attendance members of the parish is desired. of Public Dance I. O. O. F. TEMPLE . Brattleboro, Vt. October 13, 1922 Round Dances - - Putnam's Orchestra Come and have a good time at the home "of clean dances Admission : Gentlemen 55c, Ladies 30c FREIGH BURNED HULK MasonicDance Friday, October 1 3 MISS HARMON BRIDE OF EDWARD COLBY Wedding at Snnuyside Farm, Home of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Harmon Couple to Live on Spruce Street. A pretty wedding took place yesterday afternoon at 3.30 o'clock in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harmon of Sun nyside farm, when their oldest daugh ter. Miss Eleanor Dorothy Harmon, and Edward Everett Colby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett N. Colby of Keene, N. II., were married by Rev. Clark T. Brown ell, D. I)., pastor of the First Baptist church, who performed the ceremony in the presence of about 50 relatives and invited guests. A double ring service was used. The decorations were of au tumn leaves, evergreens and bittersweet. Miss Beatrice Graves of Greenfield, a cousin of the bride, sang Oh Promise Me, before the ceremony, and rendered The Bridal March from Lohengrin as the bridal party entered the living room. The bride wore a handsome gown of white canton crepe and a - veil caught with lilies-of-the-valley and she carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lilies-of-the-valley. Her sister, Miss Marion Harmon, was maid of honor and wore a Nile green crepe de chine gown and car ried pink roses. Miss Helen Colby of Keene, sister of the bridegroom, was bridesmaid. Her gown was of orchid col ored crepe de chine, and she carried pink roses. The bridegroom was attended by John Peterson of Keene and Forrest Harmon of Boston, brother of the bride. Following the ceremonv a reception was held, during which time refreshments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Colby left yesterday afternoon by automobile for a "week's wedding trip. They will be at home at 10 Spruce street after Dec. 1. They received a large number of wed ding gifts, among which were several pieces of gold money, silver, cut glass, linen and other household articles. Mrs. Colby attended the .Brattleboro high school, also Northfield seminary. For the past three years she has had a position in the offices of the Ilolstein Friesian association. Mr. Colby is clerk in the Cloverdale company's store on El liot street. Both are members of the First Bap tist church and Protective Grange. Among the out-of-town guests present were Forrest Harmon of Boston. Prof. George L. Hosmer and family of Wo burn. Mass.. Charles T. Harmon of Ash field. Mass.. grandfather of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Everett N. Colby. Helen. Ken neth. Charlotte Colby, and Mrs. George Poole, grandmother of the bridegroom, and her daughter. Mary, and Shermaa Reed of Keene. N. II., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Knight and Mr. and Mrs. Job Peterson of Keene, N. II.. Mr. anil Mrs. Harry Harmon of Ashfield, Mass., and Mr. anil Mrs. Charles Harmon. Mr. and Mrs. George Grave and daughter, Beatrice, of Greenfield. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Graves and two children and Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Bardwell and two daughters of Shelburne, Mass. FOOTBALL GAME TOMORROW AT 3 Vermont Academy and Brattleboro High School to Clash on I'ratt Field at 3 O'clock Sharp. The football game scheduled for to morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock on I'ratt field between the Brattleboro high school and Vermont academy doubtless will be the treat of the yearto the local fans. Both teams have defeated Bellows Falls by practically the same score Brattleboro IS, to 7: and Vermont acad emy lit. to 7. In hist year's game be tween the high sH:ool and the academy Brattleboro won by a score of 14 to 12, and it is -believed Brattleboro has fully as good a team this year, if not better. The team is in good condition and will play high class football, as the boys are out to win. A record-breaking crowd is hoped for. to give encouragement to the local players. The game will be called at 3 o'clock, sharp. TURKISH TROOPS WITHDRAW, i . General Retirement from Clianak in Progress. CIIANAK. Oct. 13 (Associated Press) A general retirement of the Turkish troops from the immediate vicinity of Chanak is in progress. Methodist Episcopal Church, Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7.30 p. m. Choir rehearsal at the church. Friday, Oct. 13, at 7.30 p. m. Regu lar midweek prayer meeting. Odd Fellows Temple Dance at the Odd Fellows' temple Fri day, Oct. 13. Everybody is invited to come and have a good time. j All Patriarchs going to North Adams Saturday. Oct. 14, please leave their' names with George JJ. Keed at the tem ple. Monday, Oct. Ifi Our district meet ing will be held in South Londonderry. All brothers who will attend one or both of these meetings are asked to sign the papers which are in the hands of Mr. Reed, at the temple, and the committee, Harold Webster, A. L. Maynard and O. I. Stowell. Please sign up before Mon day night, Oct. 9. LAST DANCE of the Season, at Saturday Night Woodward's 4-piece Orchestra First of scries by Pocahontas Council PUBLIC DANCE" Saturday Evening, October 14 RED MEN'S HALL Mixed Dances WAITRESS 1 ING MORE THAN WEEK Mother Told by Chinaman "Your Daughter Dead" He Flees SEARCH BEGUN IN CHINATOWN SECTION Northside Friend of Missing Girl Also Sought by Pittsburgh Police No Trace of Woman Discovered China man a Mystery. PITTSBURGH, Pa., Oct. 13. Police have searched a week for Clara Marco, a waitress, also known as "Betty Meyers." No tra-e of her could lw found. Her mother answered a rap at the door of flieir humble Carson street home and there stood a Chinaman. He care fully inquired if that was the home of "Betty." The eager mother assured him it was and he- said, "Your daughter dead." He dashed from the steps and before .the startled mother could make an outcry he had disappeared. Today police were searching China town. They were also hunting for a northside youth with whom the girl was friendly, lie is missing from his usual haunts, police say. CALLS FOR NURSING SERVICE INCREASE Reports at Annual Meeting of Mutual Aid Association Show More Work Than in Preceding Year. A decided increase in the number of calls for nursing service and an increase of nearly $1,500 in the receipts were re ported in the annual meeting of the Brat tleboro Mutuad Aid association held at the headquarters . on Harris place Wednesday afternoon. The total number of calls for help re ceived . during the year was 1.114, ac cording to the report of the secretary, 841 leing for nursing service, which was an increase of J 03 over the preceding year. Of the total number IMX) calls were filled, 749 being nursing service, an in crease of 12t over '1 he preceding year. The secretary's report also showed that 40 attendants and pupils, an in crease of five over last year, were on duty 5.531 days, an increase of 91)7 days, and were employed 0,73'.) days. Twelve pupils completed their training during the year; 17 .new pupils entered; 110 now are in training. According to the report of the matern ity nurse 212 patients were under care during the year and 1.007 visits were made, wjiieh was an increase of 107 visits over the preceding 12-month pe riod. The district nurse reported 255 pa tients under care, which was an increase of 37 over last year; 1,734 visits were made. The child welfare nurse reported 339 babies under care; 1,121 visits made. A financial report was given by the treasurer, indicating that there was a balance of ?1.S0 on hand Oct. 1, 1921; receipts totaled &M.005.M) ; expenditures $21,001.94. leaving a balance on hand Oct. 1. this year, of $5.75. The financial report of the previous vear was: On hand Oct. 1, 1920. $58.21 ; receipts, $22.552.S ; expenditure, $22,009.37.- Following the reiwrts, which were of unusual interest because of the increases shown, the old board of officers was re elected as follows: President. Miss Marry R. Cabot ; vice president, Mrs. Henry R. Brown; secretary-treasurer, Miss Faith L. Tyler. In IS 10 the record time for crossing the Atlantic was fourteen days and eight hours. This year the steamship Maure tania holds the record, her. time being four days eight hours. First Baptist Church Friday, 4 p. m. Junior Endeavor. Knights of Columbus Hall Daughters of Isabella. Ave Maria Cir cle, will hold a food and candy sale Fri day from 3 to , at the Brattleboro China store. Monday, Oct. 10. S p. m. Regular business meeting of Ave Maria circle. Daughters of Isabella. Wednesday evening, Oct. IS Regular meeting of Protective Grange. Neigli bors' night wifl lie observed with New fane Grange. Supper will be served. Masonic Temple Friday. Oct. 13. Masonic dance and social. All Masons, their families, in vited guests and members of the Eastern Star are welcome. ' Members of Brattleboro lodge are re quested to meet at the temple tomorrow at 1.15 o'clock to attend the funeral of Edward C. Crouch. All members of Columbian Lodge. No. 30, who are planning to attend the district meeting at Townshend Oct. 27, will please notify Paul A. Chase, W. M., before Oct. 17. ' ' Wales' Dancing Classes Will meet Saturday Afternoon- - October 14 First Lesson Misses and Masters Zy2 to 7 years . ... 2 Beginners 3 Advance 4 MASONIC TEMPLE Judge Chase Orders Jury in County Court to Find for Power Co., Defendant MISS POTTER GIVES ADDRESS ON FOODS Playgrounds Subject of Talk by F. K. Brown at Better Homes Exhibit Gratifying Attendance. Gratifying attendance was noted both yesterday afternoon and last evening at the Better Homes demonstration in Fes tival hall and the interest that the expo sition is exciting was evidenced by the large number of people who were con tinually coming in and going out of the hall from the time it opened yesterday afternoon until the closing for the day last night. The interest in the afternoon centered in the address on Foods, delivered by Miss Lydia Potter, state home demon stration leader., of Burlington. Miss 1 "otter told of the relative value of the various foods used by the housewife and dispelled nome of the ideas erroneously held concerning certain , food products. Her talk was instructive throughout and those who heard the talk were, well re paid for attending. In the evening the Brattleboro band gave a short Concert on the steps of Ps- tival hall and served as an attraction which drew many to the demonstration. The evening program in the hall began with a piano solo by Miss Ruth Reed, which was followed by a talk on Play grounds by F. K. Brown. This afternoon a musical program will be given at 3 o'clock and will be followed by a cooking demonstration by electricity by Mrs. M. M. Sumner, who is demon strating for the Twin State Gas & Elec tric Co. Tonight at 7.45 a motion pic ture reel illustrating table service will be shown. This picture is from the Pris- cilla proving plant at Boston and is cer tain to interest every housewife. Fol lowing will be a concert comprising vocal selections by the high school chorus and violin solos by Miss Dorothy Hebb. The speakers tonight will be Ferris Ii. Vaughan. who will talk on the Co-operative Loan association, and Sanford A. Daniels, who will have interesting things to say about Fuel. The last day of the exposition will be tomorrow, with com-erts both afternoon and evening and special demonstrations of electrical appliances in the afternoon. HOLSTEIN SALE AND EXHIBITION Irize Judging at Vernon Street Pavilion Next Monday Auction Sale Tnes day and Wednesday. The 30th prize exhibition and sale of the Purebred I jive Stock Sales Co. will le liehi ITf vot lr at thi snlpa nai'ilin on Vernon street, opening Monday for me award or prizes anil continuing through Tuesday and Wednesday, with an entertainment and dancing. Monday evening. Invitations hnve hepn iksiiaiI tn tha entertainment, which will begin at 7.45 o'clock and include selections by Wales's orchestra and a recital by America's greatest imitator and soloist, Henry W. liuoois. mere also will be a parade of ribbon winners. Refreshment will hp served. - A laree number of IIolstein-Friesinn cattle have been entered for the sale, -onsignments coming from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut towns as well as from point.s in New im-K state, iJetroit, Mich., and Chicago, Anions' the abouts are 22 head owned by E. R. Lov- t ii oi liraitienoro; 15 Head from Lovell Park farm owned by L. C. Lovell & Son of Bellows Falls; 11 head from the Rock Kim frm in Newfane. Henry F. Weaver of Brattleboro also has entered two head. The firs vntriv in tho catalog are of animals consigned bv Da- i us v iarK x rons ot l'eru, 1. Prize judging will take place in the rinz at !.3() o'clock Mnndnr iTinniriD- The sale will start at 10.30 o'clock Tues day forenoon and the sale will be re sumed in the evening at S o'clock. The Wednesday morning sale will stnrt t 1 o'clock. The auctioneers will be B. V. Kelly of Syracuse. N. Y.. and Eobert R. II aesrer of Algonquin, 111. DROP GASOLINE A CENT: Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey An nounces Price Reduction. NEW YORK, Oct. 13. The Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey today announced a reduction of one cent a gallon in the price of gasoline throughout its terri tory. . - Red Men's Hall Friday, Oct. 13, at S p. m. Special meeting of Quonekticut Tribe, No. 2. Rehearsal of the Warrior degree. The degree team will trail to the hunting grounds of Montpelier on the sleep of the 20th of October to work the War rior, degree. Brothers wishing to go please leave names with the sachem or chief of records. Saturday, Oct. 14. The first of the series of dances to be held by Poachontas Council. No. 4. Woodward's four-piece orchestra will furnish music. A good time is assured. The public is invited. Special Notice. Sunday, Oct. 15, 5 p. m. There will be a rehearsal of the degree team. Not only members of the degree team but any who are willing to help on the team are urged to come, that a full team may te assured. Any who would like to go to West Swanzey Monday night. Oct. ITj, are asked to be present at this time or telephone before to 821-M or 776-M that arrangements may be made for transpor tation. Monday, Oct. 16. Members of the Moose and Ladies' Legion are asked to make a special effort to be present this evening for a social gathering and re hearsal for the Brattleboro night at the Oreenlield bazaar. Wednesday. Oct. 18 Whist party by Women of Mooseheart Legion. Refresh ments. Admission 25 cents. Railroad Company to Take Case to Supreme Court TO BE TRIED AGAIN. COUNSEL 'DECLARE Power Co. -Offer to Town of Brattleboro Is Withdrawn In the suit of the Vermont Valley Rail road Co., which is leased to the Boston & Maine railroad, against the Connecti cut River Power Co., in which damages of SfMj.OOO were asked for damage to the railroad property by high water and ice . in March. 1920, the proceedings in md ham county court at Newfane came to an abrupt termination yesterday after noon when Judge Harrie B. Chase di rected a verdict for the defendant. The verdict was directed on motion ol coun sel for the defense, on the ground, among others, that no liability had been shown to the Vermont Valley Railroad com pany. ' . The Vermont Valley Railroad Co. years ago enteri :jt 5 operating con tract with the Connecticut Iliver Rail road Co., whereby the latter company operated the Vermont Valley road. Later a lease of the Connecticut River road and lines which it was operating was taken by the Boston & Maine railroad.' Under the court's interpretation of the contract and lease the damage falls on the Boston & Maine railroad instead of the plaintiff in this case, which in. effect was that the Vermont Valley railroad was not the proper plaintiff in the case. The ruling of the. court that no liability was shown as to the Vermont Valley road was not a ruling that the Power Co. was. not liable to anybody. So the case simmers down to a question of whether the' Vermont Vallev or the Boston & Maine should have brought the suit, and this question will be decided by the su preme court. " v Counsel for the Vermont Valley rail road claim that the loss falls on the Ver mont Valley road and not on the Boston & Maine, notwithstanding that the Bos ton & Maine paid the bjlls, and that the developments of "yesterday and the court's ruling do not affect the merits of the case; in other words that if the su preme court rules that the Vermont Val lev is the nroner nlaintiff the suit will jte tried over again, and if it rules that jne ermont alley is not tlie proper plaintiff suit will be brought with the Boston & Maine as the plaintiff. The plaintiff then took exceptions on which to take the case to the supreme court. The case had been on trial since the first of- last week, but no witnesses had been called by the Power Co. Nearly tiO witnesses were called by the plaintiff and were examined and cross-examined. An interesting fact in connection with the case is that when it was seen how things were headed yesterday the offer of Henry I. Harriman of Boston, nresi- ! dent of the Power Co., to pay the town ot lirattleboro 00,000 of its claim of $90,000 for the loss of the Connecticut river bridge and damage to the highways by the same freshet that damaged the railroad property was withdrawn. In his letter to" the selectmen with drawing the Power Co.'s offer President "Henry I. Harriman said he did not wish to have any outstanding offers, but ex pressed h willingness to confer with the town officials regarding a settlement. Selectman W. E. Stellman said this morning that he was confident that a settlement could be arrived at, but both Mr. Stellman and counsel for the town asserted that the developments in the (Continued on Page Eight.) 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