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Orniiii uuiiiiiy luitiuu uuu iwu
Other Men Shot by an Im
migrant Named Tiddcy.
inury t nn auuki iu jie urnonca nn
tnilrnlrr.tilc Alton and Produced
(on When Offlccra Appeared.
Newport, Sept. 20. Traffic Officer Joseph
hot nnd almost Instantly killed, D. J. Mc-
fimnn, immmrarinn nuinpr nr Miitrnnpr.
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Hi. L'bliutiuij ITUUIIUUUI L I b V d I 1 t
1:111. wiiuKn iiiimn nniiui nm nn iprirnpu.
vas also shot and slightly wounded this
mernoon uuoui iwo o ciock in me onicu
ho shooting was an Immigrant who cave
ih name as it. j. naucv. lie miu neon t c-
alncd recently at Newport by Immlgra-
llon Officer McDcrmott, and was to have
been deported this afternoon as un un
fieslrablo citizen.
Tiddey, after his detention was given a
found the door of the room locked. Thcv
pmnniirtfwl rhnt Tlrirlnvr let n Imt Iia
the office, where he managed to get one
hand free and, securing a revolver from
his pocket, fired several shots at tho two
men. Manoguo.was hit In tho neck and
died almost at once. Officer McDormott
uucivcu imu uunci in me anuomen ana
nninpp in iha wrtnr A ipm-n nr. ..in.
wild. It Is thought that the officer Is
terlously injured. Tho Immigrant was
taken to tho jail and locked up. Ho gives
no explanation of the shooting.
Joseph P. ManoKue, who was shot
.,....,, .11 . l a calumny Hliei -
noor about five o'clock, was at the
local police station calling on fi lends
last week. He came to this city by
nuiomonne wiui a party from New
port. Mr. Mnnoguo was a resident of this
city for several years, and s'orved as
n special policeman under Mayor
Burke. He was also appointed a spe
cial by Mayor Jackson last spring, and
lifter doing duty here for two months,
went to Newport. In 1016 ho did traffic
duty In Windsor for a short time.
The news of the shooting of Mr.
Manogue was conveyed to. Deputy
Chief of Police Cosgrlff liy 'phone
from Sheriff James H. Allen at his
home In Essex Junction early last
The dead officer! survived bv a
wife, a married daughter and a son,
all of whom reside in Dannemora, N.
Dr. B. 11. Stone went last night to
Newport to perform an autopsy on the
Although no arrangements for tho
funeral had been contemplated last
evening, It was thought by friends of
tho man in this city that thu body
Would be Interred In tho Catholic
cemetery at Wlnooskl.
Totnl In Vt. Kit for Service In Draft
Army, 1,000 Next Draft Ih for
420 Men October .1.
Montpcller, Sept. 26. The federal dis
trict board to-night certified to the adjutant-general
for' war service 31 names:
25 from the first Rutland district nnd
elx from Franklin county. Tho total
certified now Is 1.00D, or 20 above the re
quired quota.
Adjt.-Gen. L. S. Tillotson has sent no
tices to the several local exemption
boards of the State regarding the num
ber of men who will bo called from their
various districts under the draft for
October 3. The honor roll of tho men
going to Camp Devens at this time is also
given and all arrangements are practi
cally completed for handling the men as
far aB the State Is concerned.
The quota of each county is as follows:
Addison 49, Bennington fil, Caledonia 8,
Chittenden 12, Essex 17, Franklin 18,
Grand Isle 13, Lamoille 13, Orange 27, Or
leans 37, Rutland No. 1 60, Rutland No, 2
83, Washington 9, Windsor 83; total 420.
lie I of the Hickory Tuiwock Form
NpeclnlUlng on Apple Tree Leaven,
Montpeller, Sept. 26. Harold Bailey of
the commission of agriculture finds that
the Hickory Tussock form of caterpillar
has attacked apple trees In this section
of Vermont removing the foliage but
probably will do little damage this sea-
Amos Eaton, who has been Inspecting
potatoes for the federal government, finds
gome very nice specimens In this county
principally In Berlin and WlUlnmstown
In Orange county. The purposo of the
government Is to secure information rela
tlve to where seed potatoes can bo bought
for next years planting.
Rutland County Court.
Rutland, Sept. 26. In Rutland county
court to-day Judge Wilson ordered a ver
diet for tho defendant In the case of Ad
dlson L. Perry of this city vs. H. L. Aycr
of St. Johnsbury, In which damages of
$1,500 were sought on tho ground of a
malicious prosecution. Mr. Perry sold
Mr. Ayer some electric equipment and a
short time afterwnrdH the latter had a
civil writ served on him for alleged mis
representation, causing him to bo In a
deputy sheriff's cuBtoay ror some hours
A Jury was empaneled to-day to try
the case of Mrs. Louise Vondette vs.
Almlra S. Ross and Emma Bassette, all
of West Rutland, and all gray-halrcd
women. Mrs. Vondette asks for 110,000
damages, alleging that she broke one hip
by a fall on a stairway In a building
owned by tho defendants.
The defendant to-day moved to ralBo
Its ad damnum from J15.0O0 to $25,000 In
the negligence caso of Elwln W. Squires
of this city vs. tho Rutland Railroad
company. Mr. Squires, a fireman, was
Injured In a wreck last April, losing a
hand and Buffering a broken leg. A little
while after he left the hospital tho bones
In the Injured leg gave way under him
and now ho Is back In bed. Ho haB a
wUo and two children.
American Government Issues First Official
Statement Concerning- the Activities of the
Belligerents in Europe Sec. Baker Says
Allies Have Gained Ascendancy on the
Western Front, But Will Remain Content to
Stick to -Wearing Down Warfare on Foe Un
til America's Strength Is Sufficient to Be
Felt Review of Operations.
Washington, Sept. 26. The Ameri
can government's first official state
ment concerning military operations
In Europe was Issued to"-night by Sec
retary Baker, inaugurating a scries
which in time will bo devoted largely
to activities of tho United States ex
peditionary forces. It says that while
ascendancy on tho west front hns
passed definitely to the allies, they
nrc content merely to wear down the
enemy until tho force of the Amer
ican army makes Itself felt in the field.
Operations for tho week ending
September 22 are reviewed by Mr.
Baker, without reference to the Amer
ican force now in France.
Tho statement follows:
"The secretary of wnr authorizes the
fo.lowlr.g statemont dealing with mili
tary activities In Europe for the week
ending September 22.
"As tho tlmo draws near when military
operations on a large scalo on tho west
ern front must come to a standstill, ow.ng
lo the approach of winter, It becomes
evident that the enemy docs not feel
hlmfclf In a position to undertake the
much ndvcrtlsed offensive action so often
boasted of at home during tho past Bunv
mer, In order to end the war victoriously"
by Christmas.
"It may be stated affirmatively that
the ascendancy In the west has passed
definitely to tho allies, although the lat
ter are content by tactics of attrition
to wear down the enemy, -giving no rest
or respite until such a time as the force
of our army may make Itself felt in the
"The week Just closed has been one
of Increased activity on the part of the
allies on the western front, and may
be taken as a presage of what the enemy
Is to expect next spring.
"Beginning with desultory artillery Are
along a broad front, which gradually nar
rowed down to an Intense bombardment
along what Is known as the Anzac ridge,
about one mile southwest of Zonnebeke,
southward through -Nun's wood to the
Ypros-Mcntn road, the British Increased
their artillery preparation to a density
hitherto unattalned.
"The early days of the week were mark
ed by wet, foggy weather, making artil
lery observation difficult and any offensive
undertaking almost impossible.
"The weather having cleared by Thurs
day, September 20, the British launched
their attack. Tho infantry advance was
preceded by a barrage of greater depth
and Intensity than has ever before been
undertaken In any engagement during
tho course of the wnr. Five distinct cur
tains of fire weee stretched ahead of the
men as they beg4n to advance through No
Man's Laand.
'In spite of tho desperate resistance
of tho enemy, whose linos were pro
tected by concrete dugouts scattered
over a wide area and deep mud holes
which Impeded the attacking Infantry,
the British were able to gain Important
tactical positions.
So Declares Colonel Roosevelt in
Speaking: of Our Military
-Camp Grant, Rockford, 111., Sept. 20.
Preparedness and pacifists claimed equal
shares of Theodore Roosevelt's attention
in an address hero to-day to nearly
10,000 'men of the 86th division of tho na
tional army. Included in his speech was
the plea that his hearers, when they
have finished the task they are about to
begin In Europe, becomo apostles of uni
versal military service.
The colonel boasted that it made him
proud to bo an American when he saw
the officers and men of the national army
had "taken hold" of their Job, adding,
"Do not allow yourselves to be fooled
by admiration of what has been accom
plished Into failure to understand that
wo would not have had time to do this
had It not been for armies and fleets of
Franco and Great Britain."
Asking General Barry to correct him
If he erred, the colonel gave detailed
statements regarding the equipment of
Camp Grant, reports of which had failed
to pass tho camp censorship. There wero
about 5,000 rides available for drill pur
poses, he asserted, or roughly three men
to drill with one gun, adding that Camp
Grant was far ahead of other camps In
this respect, according to information he
had received.
The pre-war assertion that "a million
men would spring to arms between sun
rise and sunset," he countered with the
claim that, In "eight months, that num
ber had sprung of broomsticks," thin
statement being in connection with hla
assertion thnt men in other camps had
only broom handles to aid them in learn
ing the manual of arms.
"Wo have not, after eight months,
an army capable of cqplng with a Ger
man force of 00,000 or 70,000 men," he said,
after urging continuation of .training
camps after the war. "We haven't a flold
gun and must have tho French make them
for us, Wo have one good airplane; I
went up in It the other day, but even
that Isnt good enough to cross the fight
ing lines. It will have taken a year be
fore the United States equals the force
lhat little Portugal, with her five million
people, has on tho battle front."
In tho fnco of -six counter attacks
pushed homo vigorously by tho enemy,
the British remained In full posses
sion of tho tratcd Gorman trenches,
they still hold.
"In other sectors wero busily en
gaged in breaking down tho enemy re
sistance in Flanders the Germans at
tempted minor diversions along tho
French line particularly northeast of
Nancy, which wero repulsed.
'East of Craonne tho French artil
lery broko up an nttemptcd German at
tack, while French detachments pene
trated German trenches, destroyed
dugouts, nnd brought back prisoners in
tho region of Godat.
"The week has witnessed great activity
in the air. During two days French bomb
ing expeditions dropped 33,000 pounds of
projectiles on enemy territory. Including
the barracks nnd factories at Stuttgart
and the aviation camp at Colmar, as well
as bases south of'Mctz.
"One of tho slrnlficant Incidents of tho
week, as demonstrating tho Increased Im
portance of aircraft, Is reported by the
British. An aeroplane dispersed a battalion
of enemy infantry by turning Its machine
gun on the men as they wero proceeding
along a highway In the rear.
"Along the Italian front the active opera
tions of tho preceding week have come
to a temporary stop. The victorious
Italian armies are resting after the great
efforts of having conquered the Monte
San Gabrlele.
"The Austrlans attempted several
strong counter attacks against the Baln
slzza plateau, all of which were re
pulsed. "Reports to hand indicate that the Aus
trlans have made use of 20V4 divisions
during the recent Italian assault along
the Carso front, holding only one di
vision In reserve.
"Advices from Russia indicate that
fighting continues In the northern sector.
"Late reports show that the Germans
are continuing their offensive and now
are threatening Dvinsk.
"The Dvina has been crossed 25 miles
southeast of Jacobstadt, and this fort
ress, which has been evacuated by the
Russians, has fallen into the hands of
the enemy.
"Though a wide breach In this front
may seriously endanger tho Russian line,
it must be recalled that German advance
must come to an end, owing to tho late
ness of the season.
"News from Russia Is delayed, but In
dications are that tho Russian resist
ance Is stiffening.
"Along tho Roumanian front no Impor
tant action has taken place. Scouting
expeditions are reported, with occasional
artillery duels.
"In the valley of the Suchltza, after
a prolonged artillery preparation, the
Roumanians attacked and occupied Cer
tain npmv fnrtlflrl nnsltfnns Pniintnp
I attacks by the enemy were repulsed.
! "There has been no change In the sltua-
I tion along other fronts."
Resigns to Take Position as Su
perintendent of Boys' Home
at Shawbridge, P. Q.
Rlchford, Sept. 28. In connection with
tho Baptist State "convention, In session
hero, announcement was made that J. N.
Barss of Vergcnnes, the president, had
presented to the commissioner of State
Institutions, the Hon. J. E. Weeks of
Middlcbury, his resignation as superin
tendent of the State Industrial school
at Vergcnne3 to take a position as super
intendent of the Boys' Home of Shaw
bridge, P, Q. With his family Mr. Barss
will leave the latter part of October to
take up his new work November 1.
The Boys' Home Is the outgrowth of the
Juvenile court of Montreal and takes chil
dren from that city. It was established
about nine years ago In a small way.
The board of trustees Is composed sf
uuoui jj men or much prominence and
their ambition Is to develop an efficient
Institution for the regeneration and right
training of boys who have been deprived
of the right homo Influence. The Juvenile
court of Montreal Is operated on exactly
the same basis as is that of Judge B. B.
Llndsey of Denver. Tho Idea is that tho
court may have a place to send tho chil
dren where they may be kept under the
eye of thoso Interested until they can be
sure that regeneration him ,ii.,.,.i
such a point as would warrant their
uei'uinuig un asset to the community.
Mr. Barss has been superintendent of
tho school at Vcrgennes slnco ten years
ago last August.
"During those ten years," said Mr
Barss to-day, "the State has been exceed
Ingly generous with tho Bchool under our
control. We have never applied to a
Legislature for monoy for purposes of
development of tho school when the re
quest was not granted and probably more
has been granted than to nil tho other
Institutions of tho State combined. Tho
attitude of the governors and tho board
with which I havo worked, the moving
spirit of which has been tho Hon. J. E
Weeks, who now, as commissioner of
State Institutions, takes tho plnco of the
board, Iiob always been most kindly and
considerate. In Judge Weeks tho Stato
has an officer whmm adaptation by tem
perament nnd training could not be ex
felled." Mr. and Mrs. BarBs, who have been
attending tho ueBslons of tho convention
hero, left thin alarnnnn far Uudr Ivam.
Valuable Vantage Points Snatch
ed from Crown Prince's
Gerninti l'llt Up Terrible Opposition
Fight with Wnununl Bitterness to
Thrnat Their Foe lack.
Field Marshal Halg'E men ngaln are
striking !n Flanders, and tho forco of
their blow, like that of those that have
preceded It, Is meeting with good results
on a fionl of nearly six miles.
Notwithstanding tho necessity of carry
ing tho battle to Crown Pi luce Ruppreeht
across uninviting ground virtually a
morass owing to recent rains and
ugaln.U the Inevitable concrete and steel
redoubts nnd woods and shell craters
teeming with rapid fire guns tho English,
Scotch and Australian troops have
snatched valuable vantage point!! from
tho Germans, but not without terrific
The battle at last accounts wan still
raging, with tho greatly reinforced Ger
mane, who had anticipated tho new
thrust, fighting with unusual bitterness
to hold back further British advances
or to recapture terrain already wrested
from them.
Halg's new thrust was delivered from
the base .of front line positions cap
tured and consolidated last week, before
which the Germans held numerous van
tage points of strategic value, barring
tho way to further inroads by tho Brit
ish or for harras.sing tho British line
by machine gun and rifle bullets.
As on previous occasions Halg loosed
a veritable Inferno of artillery fire
against tho Germans before launching
his attack in tho early houra of Wed
nesday morning and when night fell many
Important positions had been ridded of tho
enemy, but the Germans at numerous
other points B.ivagely contesting tho right
of way.
Probably the most significant gain of
the British, which the Germans assert
was to a depth of two-thirds of a mile
at certain points, was near Zonnebeke,
to within a few hundred yards of the
western outskirts of which village they
penetrated, placing them about six miles
distant from the railway running from
Ostend through Routers and Roubalx to
Lille. The cutting of this line, whjch
seems to be trie objective of Field Mar
shal Halg, ' would seriously affect the
transport of the Germans from their
naval base at Ostend nnd Zeebrugge to
the south.
Prior to the land attack British naval
forces heavily shelled Ostend, and again
Wednesday afternoon they repeated the
bombardment. Meanwhile navaj airplanes
dropped bombs on towns In northern Bel
glum with visibly executive results.
On the other fronts except In the Cham
pagne and Verdun sectors of tho line In
France no hostilities of great impor
tance are In progress. Before Verdun the
big guns again are roaring In a mighty
duel, evidently tho forerunner of fur
ther big Infantry operations In tho near
future. In Champagne tho French are
heavily shelling tho positions of tho
Crown Prince, with tho German artiller
ists answering them energetically.
In the Austro-Itallan theatre tho Ital
ians continue to carry out successful
patrol engagements against the Austrlans
nnd to drop large quantities of explosives
from airplanes in military establishments
behind tho line.
Gen. Tillotson Announced That Vt.
Home Guard Will Not Assemble,
Montpelnor, Sept. 26. AdJ.-Gen. Leo
S. Tillotson announced this morning
that there will bo no muster of the
Vermont volunteer militia of the homo
guard this year. One of the reasons
mentioned for giving up this idea Is
the lateness of the season. An Octo
ber camp In this section of tho country
would bring too much cold weather
for comfort, it Is thought. Also, some
of tho companies have not yet filled
up their rnnks, which would, tend to
defer the camp opening. It Is esti
mated that tho cost of a muster would
bo In the vicinity of $15,000, an
nmount which, It is said Gov. Grr.ham
thinks could be spoilt to better ad
vantage elsewhere JUBt at thlc time.
IT-UoiitH Sink 1.1 IlritUh Ships wi and
J under 1,000-Tons Euch.
London. Sent. 26. Thlrtcon British mer
chantmen of 1.6U0 tons nnd over and two
vossols of loss .than l.oon ore sunk by
mines or submarines last week, accord
ing to tho weekly admiralty statement Is
sued this evening. In the aggregate this
is tho smallest numbor of vessels sunk
during any one week since Germany be
gan her Intensified sunmanno warraro
last February.
Two fishing vessels also were sunk last
Tho smallest aggrcgato of easels sunk
In any previous week ninco tho February
undersea campaign was Inaugurated by
Germaany was 16-14 merchantmen of 1,600
tons and over and two of less than 1,600
tons. This was during tho week ending
August 12.
Last week tho admiralty report showed
23 merchantmen sunk eight of more than
1,600 tons and 20 of less tonnage.
So Recount Irturn Show at Krly
Enrly Hour Thin Morning.
New York, Sept. 27.-Wllllam M. Ben
nett, took tho lead In tho contest for tho
republican mayoralty nomination from
Mayor Mltchel early this morning by a
gain of 156 votes In the 17th assembly dis
trict which wiped out the npparont ma
jority recorded for the mayor In the prl
maary election last week. Mr. Bennett Is
now 94 votes ahead.
t,i, ,,. v. v.. Sept. 28. An Indict
ment for bigamy was rotumcd to-day
by the grnnd Jury ubuhiiu t-ucicn uumy,
whom five women claim ns husband and
u n member Of the I.ufnvetlA
escadrllle led to Investigation by tho Aero
Club ot America ni we msmnce oi me
JTrannh vriiunt.
Extensive alterations and improvements
are bolng mado on the approaches to
the bridge over the Bast Middlcbury
river near the town poor farm, where
sovoral serious nutomobllo accidents
have occurred. It is hoped that tho
changes will render uuch uccldcnts much
leos llkoly to occuto In tho future. Mr.
and Mrs. William C. Clino and the
Mlsaoa Dorothy and Julia Cllne, who have
spent tho summer In and around Mlddlo
buy. returned to their home In Somer
vlilo, Mats., Friday night. Lewis Dumas,
who started Thursday on a three weeks'
visit In Greenfield, Mass., and Providence,
r.. I., became 111 on the train beforo
reaching Greenfield and after getting
thero turned about nnd came back to
town, reaching hero Saturday afternoon.
Mls Mary C. Dean, who hau been on
gaged for several years in tcachcr-tratn-Ing
work at tho high school In Chester,
has been engaged for tho Bams work In
tho Mlddlebury high school. She lias
already urrlved In town to take up her
duties. Mrs. William Stown, who has
been visiting In town and In Rlpton for
a few days, has returned to Harding.
Her husband will remain for a while
longer. Burnard Burns, who has
been here for a few days with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Burns,
after having spent tho summer In hos
pital work at Washington, started Sun
day night on his return to Georgetown,
D. C, to take up his final year's work
In tho medical department of Georgetown
University. Charles E. Youtt, his daugh
ter, Mrs. E. E. Turner, nnd grandson,
Leon Turner, havo returned from Roches
ter, where they were called by the death
of his sister, Mrs. Jane Downer, wife of
tho late Emulus Downer, who had mado
her homo there for a number of years.
She was SO years of ago and Is survived
by two Bong, Eugene Downer, with whom
she lived, and Harry Downer of New
Hampshire. Tho funeral was held In tho
Congregational Church of that village
Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial
was In the family lot In the Rochester
cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. George Cham
pagne havo returned from Burlington,
where they wero called by the death of
Mrs. F. E. Dcmcrltt, an aunt ofMrs.
Champagne. Miss Lula Liberty has re
turned from a several weeks' stay In
Boston and other cities In that vicinity.
The Rev. George W. Peck, Jr., pastor of
the First Baptist Church of Rutland,
conducted the union services at the Bap
tist Church In this village Sunday eve
ning. There was a large congregation
present to hear him. Miss Wlima Hebert
has returned from Brandon, whero she
hns been for a few days. Mrs. C. A.
Lang and Mrs. R. F. Bliss of Montpeller
and Mrs. Harriet Wlllard of Burlington,
who have been spending a few clays at
the home of Prof, and Mrs. L. J. Hath
away, have returned, going by automo
bile by the way of the Adirondacks and
Paul Smith's. They were accompanied
on the trip by Mrs. Hathaway, who will
spend a week In Montpeller. Prof. Ray
mond McFarinnd has returned from a
short stay In Vergennes. Miss Esther
Danyeau has gone to Vergennes. Henry
D. Fearing, a retired business man, and
widely known for hl active Interest In
education and philanthropy, died Friday
afternoon at his home In Amherst, Mass.,
after a brief illness. The news comes
as n shgck to a large circle of persons
In this vicinity who are acquainted with
his wife, formerly Miss Dora Bowles, oi
a family well known In WeybrlJge and
Mlddlebury. Mr. Fearing's funeral took
place in Amherst Monday afternoon.
Mr. nnd Mrs. W. E. Sears went to Bur
lington Sunday to accompany his wife
to the Fanny Allen hospital to undergo
treatment. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carron
and George Bullock have gone to Rut
land, called thero by tho death of n rela
tive. E. R. Yates has his laundry build
ing nearly completed and ho expects to
get moved Into It this week. Henry C.
Walker and sister, Miss Lottie Walker,
of Brandon, who havo been In town for
a few days, visiting friends, havo return
ed to their homes.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Moore and
young child were run Into by an automobile
driven nnd owned by Lewis Muller of
Cornwall Sunday afternoon about two
miles east of this village, near tho Hart
well Danyue place. Mr. and Mrs. Moore
and child were thrown from thtlr vehicle
nnd were more or less cut up and bruised.
Their wagon was nearly a wreck. Tho
horso ran a short distance dragging Mr
Moore. . Tho automobile escaped with
only a fow scratches. Mr. and Mrs. Carl
O. Frost and daughter havo returned from
an automobile trip over the Mohawk Trail.
Woi'd has been recclvvd of tho
death of Mrs. Leon Wiley, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Smith, at hor home
In South Londonderry. Street Commis
sioner James McGlinchey and a gang of
men are patching the macadam roads
ablut town which havo become very bady
and full of holes. Monday, market day,
egga brought 42 to -15 cents und butter 30
to M.-Chlof of Police Georgo II. Chaffco
left Sunday night for Boston, where he
will be for several days. Profossor Mor
gan, who haB been in town for a few days,
(shipping his furniture to New York, has
returned to that city, where ho has u no-
Httion. David Hclghter has returned from
Burlington, where ho has been on a busi
ness trip. Samuel J. Bowlca has gone to
Amherst, Mass., called by tho death of
Henry D. Fearing, who died very sudden
ly Friday. Wilma Hubert has returned
from Brandon. Street Commissioner John
McGlinchey has returned from Lowell,
Mass., whero they upent two weeks. They
made the trip by automobile,
Whllo hu was driving homo from this
village to Brldiwrt Monday afternoon
Amos Delphiu met with a serious accident.
The' horses hi some way becamo frightened
and ran furloubly, finally tipping over tho
wagon and throwing the driver out. He
struck on hla head and was rendered un
conscious. Three ribs 'were broken und he
was otherwise considerably Injured.
Delphla was taken Into the residence of
C. E. Harris nearby and Drs. I L. Dorey
and S. S. Eddy wero summoned from this
Village. Later he was able to be taken to
his homo, but his injuries are of a severe
nature. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Tracy have
purchased tho so-called Lavonche house
with two acres of land on tho north sidy
of Chlpmnn's hill nnd havo already taken
possession, The banns of marriage wero
published Sunday morning at St. Mary's
Church botween Dennis McIIugh and Mls3
Mary Keofe of Albany, N. Y formerly,
for n short time, a resident of Mlddlebury.
RUhard Aelums and Robert Williams of
Rutland aro here for a few days. Miss
Carmtnov Walker has returned to Ludlow
after Homo tlmo hero with friends Thruo
lllpton young men the other discovered a
honey treo from which they extrncted 75
pounds of number ono honey. Georgo
fe'teole went Tuesday to Bridgeport, Conn,,
where ho has taken a slating contract,
which will occupy his tlmo for several
weeks. -George H. Hall and John Friable
of JiWrlaburg am visltinc In town.-Ralsh
Bolden of New Haven is In town for two
week3. Charles W. Howard of Brldport
died at his homo In that town Tuesday
morning after an Illness of more than a
3 ear with cancer of the stomach nnd
Bilght'i disease at tho age of 61 years.
Mr, Howard has been for 33 years a innll
contractor between Mlddlebury and Brld
port and previous to his Illness had driven
ono trip a day between tho two towns
for nearly all of that time. Mr. Howard
va3 nover married. He is nurvlvcd by only
ono sister, who lives across the lako In
Now York State.-Joseph Calhoun,
of tho Calhoun storo, who has been con-
iincu to the house for a fow days, is slowly
recovering and Is able to bo about the
hoiiao. Lucius Buttolph and family havo
moved from tho Brown house on South
Main ntreot to the homo of hla mother,
Sirs. J. K. Buttolph. His mother han
gone to Brattleboro, where she will visit
her sl?ter-ln-lnw. Mrs. Hamilton, for a
couple of weeks. She will then go to Fltch
hurg, Mans., to visit her daughter, Mrs.
Williams, for another two weeks. She will
ppend tho winter nt Twin Falls, Idaho,
with another daughter, Mrs. Eldredge.
Joseph Forest of Woybrldge street, an
employ of Mlddlebury College, while nt
work at ono of their farms In the cast
part of the town Monday afternoon, had
ono too nearly cut off whllo in the net
of using an ax. Another too was badly
cut. He was taken to tho office of Dr.
S. S. Eddy, who was assisted by his
father. Dr. M. H. Eddy. It required several
stitches to replace tho toe, which they
think they can save. He was then taken
to his home. It will bo several weeks bo
fore ho will be able to bo about again.
Miss Bello Prleur, young daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William Prleur of Salis
bury, was taken to tho Mary Fletcher hos
pital nt Burlington Mondny, whero she
underwent an operation for appendicitis.
It was a very serious case, but she is doing
as well as could be expected. She was ac
companied to the Institution by her
mother, sister nnd brother. Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Hebert havo gone
to Albany, N. Y., called by the
serious Illness of their daughter, Mrs.
Montgomery The regular weekly meeting
of the Middlcbury Suffrage Study club to
do Red Cross work for tho suffrago Red
Cross fund will meet with Mrs. Bonney
Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Members
and friends are cordially invited to come
with their work and bring 10 cents for
tho Red Cross, fund. Edward Bruya, who
has been confined for some time, after an
operation at tho Fanny Allen hospital.
has so far recovered that ho is able to bo
down town a little each day. Mrs. Aaron
J. Piper of Weybrldge street is making
extensive Improvements about her home
on Mill street.
The first hard frost of the season was
felt here Sunday night. Some damage was
done to gardens, but corn apparently suf
fcred no damage. Mr. and Mrs. John
Francis Legg and son, Robert, of Wor
cester, Mass., on an automobile trip
through Eew England, spent the week
end with his uncle, N. J. Renaud. They
left Monday on their return accom
panied by Mlsa Edith Renaud, who will
bo their guests for a few days. Mrs.
Philip Tucker left Sunday night for New
York city, whero she will visit her uncle
and aunt. Dr. and Mrs. Garmony. Mr.
and Mrs. R. D. Goodrich and their guests.
Alba Goodrich, Miss Addle Rhoades and
Olln W. Marsh made an automobllo trip
Sunday vo Montpeller and visited Fred
erick Goodrich. The trustees of the Bixby
Memorial Free library met Saturday after
noon and appointed a soliciting commit
tee for the war fund to build and maintain
libraries in all camps and cantonments.
The committee is as follows: Miss Adella
Ingham, chairman; Mrs. W. A. Dalrymple,
Miss Alice Hawkins, Mrs. Charles M.
Grandey. Miss Mary Alden, Miss Hattie
Cormla. The committee will canvass the
town during this week. The slogan of the
campaign is "A million dollars for one
million books for one million soldiers."
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Booth and grandson,
William Booth Bunn, who havo been
spending the summer at the Booth cottage
at the lake, left Monday for their home
in Richmond Hill, N. Y. News has been
received of the death of Fred Parsons, re
sulting from Injuries recetvod when hit
by- an overhead bridge at Worcester,
Mais., September 9. Ho was a former in
mate of tho Stato Industrial rchool, where
he was placed while very young by his
mother. He was a boy of good habits,
about IS years of ago, and left the school
about two years ago. Burial was in Wor
cester. Mrs. William H. Flagg Is 111.
Mr . Hobert W. McCuen left Sunday eve
ning fur Charlotte, N. C, which 1m near
Camp Greene, where her husband, Lieu
tenant McCucu, Is stationed. On her
Journey Mr3. McCuen will mako short
stops at New York and Washington.
Alba Goodrich and Miss Addle Rh.GP.dcs
of .Cheater are visiting his brother, R. D.
Goodrich. A son wa3 born Sunday to Mr.
nnd Mrs. Elliott Renaud of St. Albans.
Mr. Renaud is the son of N. J. Renaud of
this place. The Ladles' Aid society of tho
Vcrgennes Methodist Church will meet
Fridny afternoon with Mrs. Ezra M. Bull.
A. H. Gudette has rented the upper room
In the A. B. Taber block or. Greene street
and will move his barber and watch re
pair shop thoro this week. William Dyer
and family of Salisbury Bpent Sunday
with his undo nnd aunt, Mr. nnd Mrs.
A. B. Taber. Midshipman Thomas S.
Thorne, who hns been spending his vaca
tion with his parents, M. and Mrs.
Utorgo R. Thorne, hm. returned to tho
U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Mil.
James C. Ryun of Hyde Manor spent Sun
day with Mr. and Mru. Robert Hudaon.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sweet, Miss Myrle
Sweet and Mr. nnd Mr. Wilfred Jackniau
of Lincoln, Mlsa Mabel Bostwlck of Now
Haven, Fred Bostwlck of Riverside, Cuba,
Julius Hoyt of Wnlthum und Mr .nnd Mrs.
Arthur Yott pf Ferrlsburg wore guests of
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Bostwick Sun
day. Mr. and Mrs. N. J, Renaud, Miss
Edith Hennud nnd guests, Mr. and Mrs.
John Francis Legg and son, Robert, went
on an nutomobllo rldo Sunday to St.
Albans und visited Mr. anil Mrs. Elliott
Renaud. Mrs. Sarah E. Dyer has return
ed to Salisbury after a visit to her slstor,
Mrs. Arthur Tabo.r.
Banns of marriage havo heen pub
lished at St. Peter's Church for Bea
trice M daughter of Capt. and Mrs.
Mitchell H. Daniels and Lleutonnnt
George Walter Casey, son of Mr. and
Mru. Patrick J, Casey, all of Vergennes
The marriage will take place October 1.
At a recent meeting of tho. Busy Bees
of the Ferrlsburg Congregutlonal
Church It was voted to begin bl-wook-ly
sociables on October C and continue
them every two weeks through tho
winter, with a, watch-night sociublo in
cluded, Tho Rov. William Laughton is
attending the annual meeting of the
Vermont Baptist State convention ut
Rlchford. Eugene Devoid Is suffering
from a badly lacerated hand, the result
(Coutluucd ton puac tvto.
687,000 MEN ARE
Evident Now That More Will Bt
Required to Perfect Army
Guard nnd Sperlul Service Force
Brought lo Strength Will Leave
Deficiency In National Army.
Washington, Sept. 26. There Is little
doubt now that a large deficiency of men
will be shown when the first Increment
of tho national army of 6S7.000 men has
been mobilized.
Seventeen National Guard divisions must .
bo brought up to war strength and several
special service forces organized out of
this reservoir, so the number of drafted
men remaining at the cantonments hardly
will be sufficient to organize the sixteen
national army divisions at a full strength
basis. Whether incomplete divisions will
be formed or whether a call for more
men will bo Issued has not been Indicated.
Secretary Baker said to-day that
definite figures ns to the number of na
tional army men It would be necessary to
transfer to the National Guard were not
available. A dual process of organization
at the guard encampments serves to de
lay complete reports. Not only aro these
divisions being mobilize' for the first
time, but in the midst lat mobiliza
tion tho whole fabric of tin .fantry army
is being reorganized on t new trench
warfare plan.
The fighting strength of the new division
Is now fixed at 27,500 men. The 17 guard
divisions on that basis will havo a total
strength of 437,500 men.
The guard probably brought Into the
federal service a total of not more
than 300,000 men possibly less. It will
take therefore at least 137,000 national
army men to fill up tho guard divis
ions. Another 100,000 of the national
army will go to the air service and
certainly as many more to other spe
cial services that would leave not
more than 250,000 men to form the 1C
national army divisions which should
havo an aggregate war strength of
Secretary Baker pointed out to-day
some of tho difficulties that attend
the reorganization of the National
Guard for war purposes. Whllo the 16
division plan for the guard since ex
tended to 17 with the organization of
tho 42nd, or "rainbow" division, is an
old one, the whole fabric of the divi
sions has been changed. With the
adoption of the European regimental
and company standards, every guard
regiment, which was to be Included
in a division had to be expanded.
Regiments and, parts of regiments aro
being consolidated to furnish the
3,600 men regimental units now de
sired. In making these consolidations, the de
partment Is attempting to keep tho forces
as much localized aa possible. The same
practice will be followed In assigning men
from the National army to National
Guard units. Wherever practical Nation
al army men will go to regiments from
their own States, In line with tho spirit of
the war army bill which lays stress on
localization of regiments. Thero are many
cases, however, where the practice will
have to be abandoned to meet military
The guard consolidation has brought on
the department a new source of trouble.
Numerous colonels and regimental staffs
of the guard are certain to be left without
commands, since the number of regiments
has been reduced. This has already proven
a fruitful source of protest from State offi
cials. The policy of the department. It Is
said, will be to find places for such guard
officers in other forces as far as possible
and desirable.
Then Carry Ex-Pre. Tnrt'a Resolution
Approving Pre. WlUon.
Montreal, Sept. 26. The gemra! confer
ence of Unitarian and other Christian
churcher, at Its 27th annual session here
to-day, repudiated by an overwhelming
vote a "pacifist" resolution concerning
tho cntrarit-a of the United States Into
the war and followod the leadership of
former President William H'. Taft In
adopting a resolution approving Presi
dent Wilson's action and declaring that
the "war must be carried to a uccers
ful Issue." Mr. Taft's resolution, which
was carried by a vote of 236 to 9, was
adopted after a spirited controversy.
Mr. Taft, who Is president of the con
ference, precipitated the issue after the
Rev. Hajjhefi Holmes of New York .rlty,
as chnitman cf tho conference council,
has presented a report, asserting that
"the majority Unitarians, accept the con
flict aa an ugly piece of business which
must bo done," and urging "full, free and
fair statements of all points of view o:i
this momentous event."
Chicago, Sept. 13. Legalized enthanasln.
enlargement of Dr. Osier's theury. wan
urged at tho sixth annual convention of
tho American Association of Piogresa'.ve
Medicine, which opened yesterday.
Dr. W. A. Guild of Dcs Mo'nea made
the plea for the establishment of federal
or State commissions which shall have
power to make legal the administering of
an easy death lo tho aged. Infirm or suf
fering, for whom there Is no remedy and
who deslro death and where no responM
blo person objects,
"There aro 200,000 persons In the United
States praying for death. The humanita
rian who begs the policeman to shoot tho
horse lying on the street suffering with a
brokenleg forces llfo on to these peoplo,
What Is humano for the horse Is humane
for the human being," said Dr. Guild.
Captain Georgo L. Byroade, U. S. A.,
retired, has taken up his duties as profes
sor of military science nnd tactics nnd
commandant ut Norwich University.
Captain Byrondn worked up through the
ranks to his second lieutenant's commis
sion. He was unable to enter West Point
and took tho rond of the regulur enlist
ment to win his commission, He and
President Reeves of Norwich wore In th
same training class at Fort Leavenworth,
received their commissions nt the snmo
time, and have kept up their friendship
ever slnco. Captain Byroado Ir. deeply In
terested In athletics, and hat, played on
football, baseball, basketball otul track

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