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VOL. VIIIC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXIV.
BURLINGTON, VERMONT, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1917.
NUMBER 14.
AIG'S GUNNERS
DISPERSE GERMANS
teutons Have Tried for Week
Now to Take Back Lost
Territory.
I SUFFER BIG CASUALTIES.
to Indication Yet of When British Will
Move to Cut OMend-LUle
Railway.
Since the middle of last week tho
German armies In Flanders dally have
been trying to wrest from tho British
I he territory taken from them In the
ecent big offensive of Field Marshal
llslg.
As on previous days Crown Prince
lupprccht of Bavaria on Wednesday
hnlcashed large numbers of his troops
In an attempt to recapturo Terrain on
Ihe Ypres sector, whero tho British
Ire seriously threatening his commun
ication line with Ostend and tho sub
marine base at Zeebrugge. Ever
ratchful the gunners of Halg again
vrought havoc among the attacking
iraves and dispersed the Germans with
heavy casualties and retained all their
positions In tact.
Thero still is no Indication of tho time
let by Field Marshal Halg for the re
newal of his efforts to press on toward
ind cut the Ostend-Lillo railway, but he
Is steadily keeping up his pounding of the
lurman trenches with his masses of artil
lery of all calibres.
Although tho German war ofllce asserts
lhat In Tuesday's fighting nlong the
eastern bank of the Mouse in the Verdun
Foctor the Germans captured a com-
birativcly long line of French trenches
Ihe French official communication makes
mention of this and asserts merely i
that violent artillery fighting and spirit
ed patrol engagements took place.
While British and French airmen con
tinue their bombing opeiatlons against
pcrmany's submarine bnsn at Zeebrugge
M'd l i.rts ot military importance be-
lilnl 'the lines, the French aviators uro
Keeping up ineir iiuacits on Herman i
lowns and cities In reprisal for the shell-ahouL
Irg by German aircraft of tne open -.own
bf Bar-!e-Duc. More than l.'.CWO ..omuls
tit explosives are reported to have been
Inents, among them the town of Baden, i
rnmA.l .... 1.n..lt. ........... .
I.ikewlse tho Italians are giving the
ustrians little resp'te fim aerial In-
l.uiviions, ngiin having dropped fou- tun.- 1
projectiles cn mi'itaiy objectives at
Dili, U1U U.-L. Kill 1KLYI11 ituhti it i ,
the Adriatic, and bombed other point
nt ml'ltary adv.ii.tage.
In addition t:,c
ItaPrns have rcpubied de
cislvnly .anoti i-r 1
Austrian ntnc: on the wct-n h. 01125
nf Monte San Gabrlele, in t le GotT.ia
lector.
BfTLAND CO.VSCHIPTS LEAVE.
I'utland, Oct. C Tho necend group of
firv c i.ien ivhich the Itutland dlr.trlc'.a
liavr tent to fanp Rovens, Aycr, M.-.t:s., I
rron the eastern part of the county r.r.d ;
K 'mm tho v.es.. s ,1. left here to-day. Tho t
-d which n. r"T.l 'e I at tho depot to
kce them ore wti not ; .t larco as when
Ihe fiiMt detachment went but about 1,000
kveio 'here to chei r. K-.-o-y man in tne dla-
In-t , except ono who Is said to lie In
hall In California, rei-'.oiidej to his call
lor s ervice to-day.
SIME'B msum 01E5
llhanc .Ullrich of ISurke Iti-nehex lilt
llllth Your V.'ns Horn May
.1. 11 i.
Burke, Oct. 3. Isaac Aldrlch, believed to
be tho oldest man in thu State, died at
his home to-day in his one hund,-d and
lourtn year, tie was born In rsew ilamp-
bhlro May 3, 1811, and spent most of his
Iboyhood days at work in tlio lumber
voods. Here, during a s-evcre winter, ho
froze his feet and decided to abandon lum
bering. He came to Island Pond where he
opened a shoo maker's shop. He con
tinued in this work most of his life. Ho
leaves a wife by his second marriage and
one son in Lyndonville, who Is 7u years
old. He has voted for every democratic
preslden' since Andrew Jackson and was
carried to tho poll3 last fall In an auto
tnobilo to vote for President Wilson,
HIT BY AUTO.
I George Sounder! In Critical Condition
In St. Alban Ito.iltitl.
St. Albans, Oct. 3. Georgo Saunders Is
Ifet the St. Albans hospital In a critical
condition as the result of injuries suffered
Monday night when run over by an auto
tnoblle. It is thought ho sufrpraO a fracture
cf tho skull at the baso of the brain.
Mr. Saunders started to cross Federal
Street from Dowllng's cigar store a car
driven by Delor Deslauricrs c.imo down
Lake street and turned over Federal. Mr.
Deslaurlers says Mr. Saundcr3 seemed
to wait drove along, As ho did so the
the headlights on the car. He stopped and
Mr. Deslaurlers thinking he was going
10 wait arove along. Ao he did so the
man started .across tho street and It was
too late to stop the car. Saunders was
knocked down and under tho tho car when
It was stopped. Frank Peters, a shoeman
on Lane street, wont to Mr. Deslaurlers'
Rsslsttfnce and they placed tlio Injured
man In the car aand took hlra to tho
hospital. Dr. B. A. Hyatt was sum
moned. The man wns conscious most of the tlmo
Monday night and yesterday but he W!m
uncoiisclous all day to-day.
Mr. Saunders Is a Welshman. For four
rears he has been employed In the Central
Vermont railway shops, coming here from
Toronto, and the past year ho has lived
nt Murphy's restaurant on South Main
street. He has a Bister, Mrs. William In
cledon, living on Lake street.
FRENCH AIR RAID ON
STUTTGART EFFECTIVE
Amsterdam, Oct. 3. A despatch from
Stuttgart to the Frankfurter SSeltung, a
copy of which has been received here,
(ays that on Sunday night between 11:35
o'clock and 12:45 o'clock Monday morning
Stuttgart twice was attacked by enemy
airplanes, A majority of the bombs fell
In fti ntt-AAtu Ann1 nnan Nniinrc. n.lnn
no considerable damage aside from broken
windows and smashed pavements.
The despatch adds that two men were
killed and four women and a boy wero
Injured and that the bombing airplanes
ere driven off by anti-aircraft guns.
VT. CONSCRIPTS
ARRIVE AT AYER
One Man Certified from This
State Has No Fingers on
One of His Hands.
Ayer, Mass., Oct. 3. Men of tho second
40 per cent, quota from Vermont reached
camp to-day. Tho men wero assigned to
tho 302nd light floid artillery. Fourteen
men from Now York and ono from Ver
mont were rejected to-day.
Among the nrrlvals from Vermont wns
a man with no fingers on his left hand
and a stump whero his thumb should be.'
He will bo sent back as soon as the
nercssary papers can be made out.
A campaign to sell $1,000,000 In Liberty
bonds r.mong tho men of the 76th division
ot the national army at Camp Devens
wnJ Inaugurated to-night with tho np
pioval of Major-Gen. Harry V. Moijge.i.
It Is planned to have headquarters for
tho campaign established by members of
the Boston Liberty loan commltteo In tho
building of the Y. M. C. A. at the camp,
and to have some of the clerical work
In connection with tho subscriptions
handled by Y. M. C. A. workers.
NEW LOW RECORD
FOR U-BOAT WORK
13 British Ships Sunk Last Week
Germany's Boast Not
Made Good.
London, Oct. 3. Eleven British mer
chantmen of more than 1,600 tons each and
two vessels under 1,630 tons were sunk
by mines or submarines last week, ac
cording to the British admiralty state
ment made public this evening.
Tlio above statement of the British ad
miralty again lowern the aggregate of
British merchantmen sunk by mines or
submarines during any week since Gcr-
many
began her intensified submarine
campaign. As against fifteen vessels sunk
tho previous week, which was the low
record sincn Fphi-i.firv nnlv 1.1 n ,-ivl,n,i.
men are shown to hao been sent t' the'1"'0' ,1,R House of tho deficiency ap
bottom Inst wool:.
London, Oct. 3. The total of all lorsns to
world's shipping since Germain's ruthless
U-boat war vn-.t Jnto ..ffcot nirre.rn!..
two-thlrdM r,r t'.P ,-inimn.i i,v ti,
iGermanH In a Mntemem. Ismi.vl Smtnml- i
n, At hat t, ,c ,,,0 oorniinx aikged that i
.... ,.,.,,,, n. ?Ai ii t.im 1.-.1 i.n u,.i,
.,.,, .. ,,,, , , ,..
-...-... tlJlll-
i pled line i-!iow that not even during
the mst :utT-iaftil . vjnlh for the U-boat .
, A '.II, have s no ng'ir- i reached any such
r.'ooortlon, -.vhilo hi August lo'.-ea
dropped to almost half U'o Aurll figure.
iip 1 u i! tin
j't J r1 a
HI
ML
fi-gmsgfm a nr,"cf
if tSri E U?M I H 1
II if,.U'3U S I Jj ti i n It I
a , ... . r
""i'ii'J - tiun LU Uii.V
Out
Such Plan Eliwir.cted from
War Deficiency Bili.
Wnrhingtcn, Oct. 3. Tho proposal to
examine for military service ail men reg- j
Istered for the army draft and not yet
called was killed for tho present, at least.
to-day when the House and Senato con
ferees eliminated an appropriation for the
purpose from tho war dcficlenecy bill, tho
conference report on which was promptly
accepted by the Senate,
This plan wns suggested by tho provost
m-rshal general'a ofllce In order that
every registered man might know wheth-
nr ltn .,-,u 1Ii1a1o tr nafx nn.l if ..n . I.
actual order of his 'liability. The war de-
partmcnt asked for expressions of opinions '
from the governors of States, and only two
signified disapproval
Secretary Baker said recently that
the department had reached no de
cision in tho matter, and would not un
til Congress acted upon tho proposed
appropriation to defray expenses and
thereby expressed Its will.
In passing the deficiency bill tho
Houso included the appropriation and
the Senato added an amendment limit
ing the men to bo examined to tho
number soon to be needed. Tho confer
ees eliminated tho whole provision.
Their report will be anopted to-morrow
by tho House,
ONE WAS MISSING
Laurl Siren of Barre Failed to Respond
to CnU for War Sen Ice Send
off for lloya.
Montpeller, Oct. 3. When the con
tingent from Washington county was
ready to leave this morning Laurl Siren
of Barro was not among the number.
He was called, but some three weeks
ago It was found that shortly after ho
took his examination he left Barre for
a place unknown and since that tlmo
tho government has been looking for
him. In placo of Siren, Goosne Gelpl of
Barre was called. Those who wont In
tho contingent wore: Henry Ennls,
Cabot; Fred Mobus, Warren; Newton
Davis, Plalnfleld; Alchldo Paccettl,
Barro; William Boyoo, Webstervlllo;
Newell Curtis, Montpoiler; Paul Moval
II, Barre; Jesse Leonard Lawless, Mont
iioller, and M. Gelpl, total of nlno men.
Mayor F. W. Mitchell nnd James B.
Ksteo spoko. Some 600 persons gave
tho boys a send-off which took place at
7:50 a. m. A drum corps was in at
tendance, ST. JOHNSBURY GIRL
JOIN RED CROSS
St. Johnsbury, Oct. 3. Miss B. Myrtle
Miller, head nurse at Brlghtlook hospital,
leaves Thursday for Camp MacArthur
at Waco, Texas, to become a lied Cross
nurse. A farewell reception was tendered
her to-night and she was presented with
a. purso of $250, the presentation speech
being made by Frank H. Brooks, presi
dent of the hospital.
Joseph Fairbanks, the St. Johnsbury
jawyeri wo received tho appointment of
lieutenant nfter tho officers trnlnlnir
school nt Mudlson Barracks, N. Y was
given up, has Just been appointed a
judge advocato-goneral. He will be sta
tioned at Camp Dlx In Wrlghtstown.
N. J., until further orders.
CONGRESS WILL
ADJOURN SATURDAY
Resolution Will Be Introduced in
House To-day by Represent
ative Kitchin.
MAY FINISH FRIDAY.
Legislators Make Record Breaking
SpeedSenate Adopts HI Deficiency
Bill In Three Mlnntea.
Washington, Oct. 3. Congress will end
Its extraordinary war session, which
began April 2, Saturday or possibly Fri
day. Agreement of the Senate to-day to lake
a final vote late lo-morrow on tho -jd-mlnlbtratlon
soldiers' and sailors' Insur
ance bill and tho adoption, wltn reuotd
breaking speed, of tho conference le
pirt on the war deficiency appropriation
bll! paved the way for adjournment until
tho tegular December session.
Arrangements for tho final formalities
wore made by Senator Martin and Repre
sentative Kltchln, majority leaders, Rep
resentative Kitchin prepared to Introduce
In tho Houso to-morrow a resolution pro
posing adjournment at five o'cloclt S.uui
day. Such speed was made on legislation
In tho Senato late In the day, howsver,
that Senator Martin said to-night It might
lut poslblo to finish Friday instoud.
The military Insurance and deficiency
appropriation measures are the only Im
portant bills awaiting final action which
will get through nt this session. Leaders
are determined to pass over all other
legislation until December, Including tho
soldiers' and sailors' civil rights bill,
which the Houre tool: up to-day and prob
ably will pass to-morrow.
But brief tlmo Is expected to be re
quired for conferees cgrecmcnt on the In
surance measure after tho final vote In
the Senato to-morrow and in-omnf sin-
propriation final draft also is scheduled.
Before adjourning both hoiisc-i will send
a committee to wait upon Pres. dent Wil
son to Inquire formally if the executive
wi.ilie.-i any other matters disposed of, bin
many members of belli bodies alieai'v
!lavo ,o:t lho c"v ml the domand for
Immedlulo t.dJt.urnrrom H r.t Insistent
tr.at inn ji-asram fur a not away not
Inter than .-Saturday Is regarded as cer
tain to lie onrno'I nut.
V.'f'h'.' t "i Hun throe minutes to
daj the fV. --' flopte.l the ennferonco
lepa't o- iK-ir urgent deficiency
1 app r-. .;
I r.dopt it anr!
' TOP.
II!. carri.ig ."7,757,134,
11 all:lorize, contracts.
f Ko-.-.e In i-spirted to
?.il It to I'n.fldent Wll-
'li-""-""-!'.- Is said to b- tho g;oat-
""w-'nnienf. It er.iPtgd this rftcrnocn
from ronfoienra between tho two
I Houses In which Items involving over
oiSClT'd.onr. had been In dispute, nnd
went through the Senate In record
',re.'il:!iig t'me w.thout the foimallty
of a roll rail.
The bill eairies $D,3ri5,97,01fl.03 of
direct appropriation and authorizes the
government to enter into contracts for
2. IOI.-tSo.Sa3.SO more, almost entirely
for war purposes, Including tho navy's
great destroyer progrnin.
IE
RUGTIVE FI
II CHINA HILL
Flre was discovered this morning shortly
before two o'clock in China Hall, owned
by Napoleon Thomas, In tho Masonic
Temple building. A general alarm was
sent In at once from box 42.
When tho firemen arrived tho blazo
was found to have gained big headway
nnd several streams of water were
turned on both from the front nnd rear
entrance. Despite tho efforts of tho de
partment the flro continued to spread
until it reached the 'storo on the ground
floor.
Much damage wns done to the stock of
goods, especially wall paper and the water
used to quench the fire leaked through
Into the adjoining stores to some extent.
The fire was evidently in progress
a long tlmo before It was discovered.
CHEERED ON DEPARTURE.
Crowd Escorts Addition County Drafted
Men to Station.
Mlddlcbury, Oct. 3. Another large crowd
gathered this morning to escort the Addi
son county conscript boys to the station
for their departure to Camp Devens,
Ayer, Mass. The several bodies mot at
their "respective meeting places and
marched to the Addison county court
house, whero they formed In line ns fol
lows; Marshals, B. O. Wales of Wey
bridgo, B. O. Parker of Mlddlebury; Mlr
dlebury band, William P. Russell Post,
No. 89, G. A. B., Spanish-American War
Veterans, company of boy scouts, chil
dren of the graded school under tho
direction of tho several teachers and
Superintendent A. W. Kddy, commltteo
of arrangements, Dr. P. L. Dorey, Arthur
Hlnman, C. 13. Crane and Allen It. Stur
tevant; faculty of Mlddlebury College
the Chapman drum corps, tho men stu
dents of Mlddlebury College, the county
s-jlccllon board, A. T. Calhoun. Ilufus
Valnwrlght and Dr. Dean; the new nn
tlonal nrmy soldiers, cltlzons on foot und
In automobiles. The procession was fully
a half mllo long nnd was ablaze with
flags.
At the station, the band played an3
there was singing by tho school shll
dren. President John M. Thomas of tne
college made some appropriate remarks
Each recruit was presented with a lunch
prepared by the ladles of the Mlddle
bury Orange. There was considerable
sorrow manifested by some of tho rela
tives who had come to say good-bye but
most of the young men who were to go
deemed much more cheerful than tho first
lot two weeks ago. All places of busl
ness were closed during the time of the
exercises,
THAT LKAKV HOOF.
Needs nttontlon. Strong's Cerborlne
Boot Coating will stop the leaks rind pre-
lVZeJeS0t'VTlcta nnd Particular at
fltroiuc Udw. Co- Burlington, Vt (adv.)
FOR PREVENTION
OF
Vt. Society Having That End in
View Holds First Annual
Meeting.
Butland, Oct. 3. Town health officers,
representatives of women's and civic so
clotles, State oHlolals and members of
families In which there are patients suffer
ing from tuberculosis to the number of
forty gathered here to-night for tho first
annual meeting of the Vermont Associa
tion for tho Prevention of Tuberculosis
which preceded the two days' New Eng
land conference opening Thursday. The
business Included reading of reports of
tho first year's progress, election of of
ficers nnd discussions of tlio nlms of tho
association by Dr. C. F. Caverly of
Rutland, president, and Dr. C. F. Dalton
of Burlington, secretary of the State
board of health.
President Thomas Magner of Burling
ton said that the whole campaign was
one of education In which many organ
izations, State, county and town, hnd been
enlisted. A health campaign for children
Is rapidly growing In popularity.
Harold W. Slocum of Burlington, secre
tary of tho Vermont association, discussed
his annual report which has been circu
lated In printed form. He expressed
the belief that the proposed preventorium,
"to give children exposed to tuberculosis
an opportunity to become normal men
and women," would bo In operation next
September. Tho Vermont society now
has 305 members. Its receipts during Its
first year were $:,33C.75, of which $2,011.6d
remains In tho treasury. The proceeds
of the next Christmas sale of seals will
go towards tho erection of tho prcventa
torium. Tho following officers were elected:
President, Mr. Magner; honorary vice
presidents, Gov. H. F. Graham, Frank C..
Partridge, Proctor; vice-president, Mrs.
Gilbert F, Davis, Windsor; tho Itev. Dr.
A. II. Bradford, Itutland; trcasuier, A.
W. Hill, Burlington; secretary, Mrs. Slo
cum; I'.ssiatatit secretary, Dr. Grace Sher
wood, St. Albans; new directors elected
are; Kll Porter, Wilmington; Charles W.
Gates, Franklin; Dr. Frank H. Farmer,
St. .lohnsbury; Br.v. .1 A. Lynch, Xorth
tlcld; Alcxarder Imnsldcr, Barre. Tho
executive committee Is: Dr. .1. II. Blod
gett, Bellov.-a Fall"; It. M. Bradford, F.
II. Brooke, St. .lohnsbury; Dr. Caverlj'.
Itutland; Dr. Dalton, Eurllngton; C. S.
Forbes St. Albans; H. S. Goodall, Ben
nington; Dr. V. Kidder, Woodstock;
Miss Kmlly Dutton, Proctor; Mra. Anna
llawkes, Putnam; Dr. E. J. Itogers, Pitts
ford, Mrs. B. II. Stone, Burilrgton.
IE0TBALS BARRE
FROM ILL EXPORTS
'
Great Britain Places Embarco
tin Ali Supplies to Northern
Europe. '
U. S. SANCTIONS MOVE.
The Step Contcmplnfen Cutting off
Shipment of Food to ficraiany by
Any Known Route.
Washington, Oct. 3. Great Britain's em
bargo on the export of all supplies to the
northern European neutral countries, an
nounced to-day, was declared after every
phase of its possible effect was gone over
In conference as between American and
allied statesmen.
American officials, It was learned to-day,
initiated tho discussions and Insisted that
the British step be taken to make suro
that thero bo no nullification of the pur
poses the United States government had
In view In putting Into operation its own
embargo.
The step Indicated that the allies have
united In a decision that the neutrals
must cut off the shipment of all supplies
to Germany. American officials and somo
of the nlles heretofore have hesitated as
Just how far to go in demanding cessation
of trade between the neutrals and Ger
many. At one time It appeared they would
ask no more than that neither goods nor
materials supplanted by allied commodi
ties be sold In Germany by the neutrals.
The new policy can bo accomplished
through rigid embargoes applied by all
tho allies, The neutrals cannot exist with
out British and American supplies and
within tho next two or three months all
of them are expected to declare flat em
bargoes on the export of their com
modities to all countries. This will hit
England as well ns Germany, but the
British, who can draw on the United
States, are In a position to do without
neutral goods, while Germany, cut oft
from the rest of the world, cannot exist,
officials here say, If neutral shipments
cease.
To those familiar with the military
and economic situation In Gormnny,
the now policy Indicates that tho allied
governments have como to tho con
clusion that by making every use of
economic weapons tho war will bo
ended much more quickly than by
military supremacy alone.
While the American nnd British em
bargoes cut off virtually all supplies
to the European neutrals thero still Is
tho chance that some goods will reach
them from South America despite tho
British blockade. To meet this sltua
tlon the United States and aront
Britain nre prepared to embargo coal
shipments to South America If neces
sary and are ready to refuse bunker
coal to European neutral vessels that
may attempt to engage In this trade.
Certify Nine Names.
Montpeller, Oct. 3,-The following nine
men were certified for service to-day to
the local board of Addison county by the
district board: Charles E. Webster,
Whiting; Clarence A. Bclanger, Orwell;
Peter D. Todrlff. Shoreham; Nathan A.
Morrill, Btarksboro; John D. Hamilton,
Mlddlebury; Henry A. R. Merrltt, Mlddle
bury; Harrison C.Baldwin, Whiting; El
mer Patch, East rv'''e: Ooorge M.
Hathaway, EasO'"e"ry.
Across the table the remark Is to be
"less sugar, pleae. my Bweetnes." This
Is Mr. Hoover's "uwestion,
TUBERCULOSIS
HAPPENINGS IN VT.;
NEWS BY COUNTIES
addison mm
MIDDLEBURY.
About 60 dairymen belonging In this sec
tion held a meeting In the grango hall
Thursday night, to consider their position
as members of the New York State Dairy
men's League, with relation to the milk
dealers In Now York city who at present
are at loggerheads with tho New York
league. Some seven or eight tons of mim
are shipped from this station dally to the
Now York city dealers and tho friction
between the latter and the State league
has become accute. Secretary Elmer E.
Cowles of Weybrldgo explained the situa
tion, saying that the New York city deal
ers had refused to havo any future deal
ings with tho officers of the Dairymen's
League of the State and asserting .hat
they would deal with the farmers Inder
pondently, which has taken all around to
mean an attempt on the part of the deal
ers to break up tho Stato league. Isaac
N. Bartlett, tho new county agricultural
agent, stated that the farmers were mak
ing but little profit If any under the pres
ent conditions, but that the New York
dealers wero understood to bo In favor
of agreeing to the new prices which the
league had settled upon with tho league
officers and that there apparent present
willingness to pay league prices was look
ed upon as a scheme to Induce the farm
eres to withdraw from tho league. It was
unanimously voted by the meeting to up
hold the league.
Orders wore received Friday night for
Dr. Harry Williams Burns, recently com
missioned a first lieutenant In the den
tal section of the army officers' reserve
corps, to report to tho commander of the
Po3t at Fort Ethan Allen for tem
porary duty and later to report In per
son to tho commander at the national
camp In Chailottesvllle, N. C. Dr.
Burns happened to be in Washington
Friday and his orders were given to him
thero personally nt tho war ofllce. Dr.
Charles H. Dfcan, who came to Salis
bury three years ago from Northampton,
I .Mass.. has returned from a visit to
j Akron, Ohio, and announced his decision
to move to Akron nbout the middle of
I next month, where his brothor-ln-law,
Dr. V. K. Head, formerly- of Salisbury,
. Is already In practice. Dr. Dean has
t recently become particularly well known,
owing to tho fact that he was a nicm
, her of the local board ot selection In
I connection with the draft In Addison
1 county, and has examined over SCO men
1 for military service. His departure will
leave Salisbury without a local physician.
I I. M. Bartlett. new county agent, has
I arrived and oniniienrcd his duties. -He
, will reside at T. M. Be.tpott's on Court
, Gtreet. B, It. Parker has moved from
I the Thomas hnure on Seminary street
- to the Wooster lioupe on Seymour street.
Miss Ada Smith has returned to Proc
tor nfter .1 few days at the homo of her
mother. Mrs. Robert Thomas. Fred J.
Beaty. employed nn manager of the West-
iorn Union Telegraph company at York
Beach, Me., Is In town to vialt.hls sister,
Mr.i. ffcric'y. Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Barnard
wont to Burlington Saturday, where she
t will remain at the hospital for treat
I mont. The Mlddlebury high school foot
ball eleven expect to play their first
gamo of the se.iton with the West Rut
land high school team at West Rutland,
on Saturday. October . Louis Dumas,
who spent tho summer In town, went to
Ills old home in Brldport Saturday and
will remain there for two or three weeks.
Mortimer WPcox, cashier and book
keeper in Marshall's, has returned from
a two weeks' vacation, which ho spent
In Somervllle, Waltham nnd Springfield.
Mass. Prof. Raymond McFnrland went
to Vergenr.es Monday to preside over
a meeting of the teachers of tho north
west supervisors district of Addison coun
ty. Miss Evelyn Wright has taken a
position In the Vergennes graded school
to fill for tho present a vacancy caused
by the resignation of one of tho regular
teachers. Dr. A. D. Barter has returned
from Burlington, where he nttended a
meeting of tho State opticians. There
was a large attendance at tho neighbors'
night nt tho Grange meeting Friday. The
visitors were members of Grand View
Grango of Addison, which furnished tho
program, and the local Grange gave the
hamiuot. Miss Agness Alpln of Bridge
port, Conn., is In town to visit
her mother, Mrs. Michael Halpin. Miss
Lottie Walker, who has been the guest
of friends In town for n week, has
gone to Burlington for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Burt Gipson of Decatur,
111,, nro guests of Mr. Gipson's mother,
Mrs. G. M. Gipson. on the East Mlddle
bury road. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Cady,
who have been visiting nt the home of
his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Charles G.
Cady, In the east part of the town for a
few weeks, have returned to Boston.
Mrs, William F. Bent ley has returned
from Lawrence, Mass., whero sho has
been to visit Mrs. Daniel Halg, a for
mer resident of this village.
The Mlddlebury branch of the Red
Cross society held Its annual'meetlng in
the Grango hall Monday afternoon. The
following officers were elected: President,
Mrs. Jesslo C. Noblo; vice-presidents,
Mrs. John A. Fletcher and Prof. Myron
R. ganford; secretary, Miss Nellie Halpin;
treusuror, Mrs. Robert Plnney; chairman
of flnanco committee, Albert W. Dickens;
chairman of membership committee,
Harry D. Cushman; chairman of supply
committee, Mrs. Howard L. Aver ill; chair
man of civilian relief and home service
committee. Miss Susan D. Parker.
The Mlddlebury Creamery company,
which has carried on a creamery
and Ice cream business here for a num
ber of years, has changed hands, John
H, Stewart, who had the majority of tho
stock of the company, has sold his in
terest to L. E. Ayery of Ferrlsburg nnd
H. A. Prescott of Orwell. This transaction
changes the management entirely. At
present affairs are going on ns In tho
past. Tho new owners are expected here
soon when they will take over tho plant.
Mrs. Martha Nash, who spent the sum
mer with hor nephew, Profossor Swett,
has gone to Cambridge, Mass., to spend
tho winter. Dr. F. A. Ouollet has
moved from the Pride house on Seminary
street to the Fales house on South Main
street. some miscreants on Weybrldgo
street have recently been attempting to
poison valuable pet dogs by placing In
convenient locations meat bones covered
with parls green. The owner of one of
tho dogs whose life has been attempted
In this way says that he will willingly
give 123 for evidence leading to conviction.
-Mrs. E. J. Wlmmoft Is visiting in Flor
ence at the home of her son, Benjamin
J. Wimmett. Miss Ruth Boulla, oldest
daughter of Jesse Boulla, Is seriously III
with pneumonia.
Word wm received by Postmaster Allen
T. Calhoun that the Mlddlebury postoffice
has been made the general accountant
office for Addison county. The Mlddlebury
olllro will furnish all supplies, receive all
reports and all monoys from the 23 other
postofficcs in Addison county, Vergennes
being the only office that will not report
to the Mlddlebury office.
Mr, and Mrs. Ernest M. Severance
are here from Proctor to spend a few
days with Mrs. Severance's mother, MrB.
Otto P. Moore. Mr. Severance has been
for several years a valued employe of
the Vermont Marble company at Proctor,
but has resigned his position there in
order to take a more lucrative one In
Springfield, Mass. The funeral of Miss
Belle Prlcur, the 11-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William Prleur of Salisbury,
was held at St. Mary's Cathollo Church
Monday modnlng at nine o'clock. Father
Leonard officiated. Burial was In tho
Catholic cemetery. Miss Prleur was taken
to the Mary Fletcher hospital at Bur
lington, where sho underwent an opera
tion for appendicitis about a week ago
and died two days after the operation
There was a large attendance of friends
and relatives, and many flowers.
Charles N. Powers, who has been in town
for a few days to visit his aunt, Miss
Lucy Tlnney, has returned to Bennington.
Mr. and Mrs. Wnlter W. Harrington
and children of Lcwlston, Idaho, are here
to visit Mr. Hamilton's father, Wllber L.
Hamilton. A game of football has been
arranged for Thursday afternoon between
the Mlddlebury high school eleven and
the Vergennes high school eleven and un
less cancelled will be played at the latter
place. On account of ' the shortage of
water the Vermont Marble company's
branch was closed all day Monday. Ad
vantage was taken of the closing to make
some needed repairs In the wheel house.
Calhoun's orchestra have been engaged
to play for a dance for the benefit of the
Red Cross society of Shoreham In that
town Friday evening. Prof. Raymond
McFarland has returned from Vergennes,
whero ho gavo an address at an educa
tional meeting.
A large number of people were em
ployed on tho fair ground Wednesday
making final preparations for tho boys'
and girls' exhibition to be held there
to-day and to-morrow. The outlook
for the success of the undertaking Is
bright and over 700 entries have been
made. The last entries must be In and
nil articles entered for premiums must
bo In place on the grounds by 10 o'clock
this forenoon. William F. Wooster,
who has been visiting his mother, Mrs.
Wooster, two weeks, has returned to
Orange, N. J. Tho home demonstra
tion department- of tho Addison County
Farmers' association has become more
and more a real live department this
week. A number of new members have
been added to the ranks and many re
quests for Information concerning the
futuro of tho work have been received
and answered by the homo demonstra
tor. At the executive committee meet-
ng of the association, the following
women were elected to comprise the
executive committee of the homo dem
onstration department: Mrs. William
W-xrner of Vergennes, Mrs. R. S. Hall,
of Orwell, Mrs. Frank Nelson of Salis
bury, Mrs. E. M. Saunders and Mrs. E.
B. Cornwall of Mlddlebury. The fol
lowing meetings have been arranged:
Monday, evening, October 8, Miss Ful
ler, home 'demonstration agent, speak
ing to the women of Weybrldge at the
farmers' meeting; Tuesday evening
sho will speak to tho Vomen of the
Mlddlebury Farmers' club, and Thurs
day she will be In Snlisbury to meet the
women there nnd give them a plan of
the work. Mrs. Melissa Martin Belden,
widow of Charles D. Belden. died sud
donly of disease of the heart at the
I home of her grandson, Grant Hodges
in Watcrbury, with whom she had been
staying for several weeks. The re
mains wore brought here Tuesday af
tcrnoon and taken to her former homo
In Rlpton, where largely attended fu
neral services wero held tho same af
ternoon. The remains wero interred In
tho Central Rlpton cemetery. Her age
was S3 years. Charles D. Belden, her
husband, who died several years ago,
was a veteran of tho Civil War, having
served In Company D, of the 7th Ver
mont volunteers. Sho is survived by
six children, Georgo of St. Joseph,
Mich., Ralph of New Haven, Mrs. Alice
Fisher of Big Forks, Mont., Mrs. John
Hodges of Waterbury, Mrs. Henry
King of Los Angeles, Cal and Mrs.
John Goodro of Rlpton. Tho Middle
bury Suffrage Study club mcots with
Mrs. Prank E. Howard Friday aftei
noon nt 2:30 o'clock to do Red Cross
work for the Suffrage Red Cross fund.
All members and friends are cordially
Invited to come with their work and
bring 10 cents for the fund. Mrs. Har
old Leach has returned to Brooklyn, N.
V., nfter spending the summer In North
Rupert nnd Mlddlebury. Napoieon Lu
Pan Is 111.
VERGENNES.
At the-annual meeting of the Vergennes
branch of the American Red Cross the
following officers were elected: Presi
dent, Arthur W. Norton; secretary. Miss
Eva A. Meigs; treasurer, H. C. Herrlck;
chairman of committees, finance, Mrs.
George W. Stone; membership, Mrs.
George U. Thome; supply, Mrs. .W. J.
Strong; relief, Mrs. E, A. Lee.' The
branch Is In a flourishing condition, with
a membership of 454 and a balance In
the treasury of f 110.02. Since Its organi
zation about six months ago $2,000 has
been raised for the work of the society.
Twins, a son and daughter, were born
Friday to Mr. and Mrs. George Belden.
Mrs. F. H. Fix of Chicago is making
nn extended visit to her schoolmate,
Mrs. Chnrles Spauldlng. A. H. Godette
has moved to the upper part In the A. B.
Tabor block, Greene street, and reopened
a barber shop. Partitions have been
moved on the third floor of tho Vergennes
school building In order to provide
separate rooms for the work In home
economics and elocution. Dr. William E.
Ross of Jacksonville, Fla.. visited his
father, Frank A. Ross, Friday. Mrs.
Earle B. Klngsland, who has been visit
ing at the home of her husband's par
ents the past month, left Saturday for
her homo In Cleveland, Ohio. John Drls
coll, Jr., of Boston Is visiting his par
ents, Mr. nnd Sirs. John Drlscoll, Mrs.
A. A. Oliver has returned to Wcstport,
N. Y., after n visit to hor mother, Mrs.
Joseph Daigncnult, nnd her slstor. Mra.
Oliver Garrow. E. O. Bevlns of Fairfax
visited his son, Percy E. Bevlns, Satur
day, Miss Martha Thorn spent Saturday
at her farm In Waltham. Mrs. Amelia
Gonyenu, who has been visiting Mr. nnd
Mrs. Joseph Gonycau, has returned to
Holyoke, Mass.
The Vergennes Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union met Monday evening at
the home of Mrs. Eliza Benton. The
exercises were under the direction of the
president, Mrs. Charles M. Qrandey, The
program was arranged by Mrs. Stone.
The meeting was followed by a social.
Ed. Jones and son have returned to New
Haven, Conn., after a visit to ex-Mavor
-and Mrs. Charles E. Stebblns. Miss Nel
lie McKnignt is at the Lake View sani
tarium for treatment. Goodsale Clark
has roturned from' North Hero, where
he has been employed during the summer.
The marriage of Miss Beatrice M, Dan-
twoj
GREAT WAR TAX
BILL I8JW LAW
President Signs Measure Which
Will Raise $2,500,000,000
War Revenue.
IT CONCERNS EVERYBODY.
Not. a Pocket book In the Country That
the New Law Will Not Touch,
Directly or Indirectly,
Washington, Oct. 3. The war tax bill
became a law late to-day with President
Wilson's signature.
No formalities attended the signing of
tho measure, which levies for this year
more than two and a half billion dollars
new taxes to provide war revenues. It
touches directly or Indirectly the pocket
book of everybody In the country, through
taxes on Incomes, excess profits, liquor,
tobacco, soft drinks, passenger and freight
transportation, proprietary medicines,
chewing gum, amusements, musical In
struments, talking machines records and
many other things.
One of the Immediate effects of the sign
ing of the law will be an Increase in dis
tilled beverages prices to meet the new
tax of $2.10 a gallon which reaches even
the stocks of retailers In excess ot fifty
gallons.
THE REVENUE EXPECTED.
Final official estimates of treasury de
partment and Senate finance committee
experts of revenue expected from the bill
during the first year of its operation fol
low: Incomes, individual and corporate, $S5L-
000,000.
Exxcess profits, $1,000,000,000.
Distilled spirits, $135,000,000.
Rectified spirits, $5,000,000.
Fermented liquors, $46,000,000.
Wines, liquors, et cetera, $7,000,000 '
Syrups, soft drinks, etc., $13,000,000.
Cigars, $10,000,0:0.
Cigarettes, $21,500,000.
Tobacco, $30,000,000.
Snuff, $1,8CO,000.
Cigarette papers, $100,000.
Freight transportation $77,500,000.
Express packages $10,300,000.
Passenger transportation $60,000,000.
Pipe lines transportation $4,500,000.
Seats and berths $4,500,000.
Telegraph and telephone messages
$7,000,000.
Insurance $5,000,000.
Automobiles and motorcycles $40,
000,000. Musical Instruments, phonographs,
records, etc., $3,000,000.
Motion picture films $3,000,000.
Jewelry $4,500,000.
Sporting goods $1,200,000. '
Pleasure boats, $500,000.
Proprietary- medicines, $3,400,000.
Perfumery and cosmetics, $1,900,000.
Chewing gum, $400,000.
Cameras, $750,000.
Amusement admissions, $50,000,000.
Club dues. $1,500,000.
Stamp taxes. Including playing card
nnd parcels post, $29,000,000.
Inheritance taxes, $5,000,000.
Virgin Island products, $20,000.
Ulrst-class mall matter, $70,000,000.
Second-clas3 mall matter, $6,000,000.
Munitions manufacturers' tax. $25,000,000.
Total, $2,534,670,000.
CHARGE YOUTH WITH FORGERY
Milan Banister of Randolph, 17, Said
to Have Succeeded In Cashing
Two Checks.
Randolph, Oct. 3. Milan Banister, aged
17, was arrested to-day on a charge of
forging two checks. It is alleged that he
offered a check for $30, drawn in favor
of Clyde Tullar and signed by Dr. J. P.
Glfford, at the A. and P. store Saturday.
Tho check was cashed, but the bank re
fused payment. Later, the boy is said
to have gone to the Tewksbury & Ray
mand store, purchased a small amount
of goods, and offered a check for $42.50,
which was also cashled, being made out
to John Bingham and signed by Albert
Beedle. The bank refused this check,
too. The boy is said to have spent the
money thus secured for a motorcycle at
Braintree. The boy's father is living,
but his mother died when he was a year
old.
WOMEN ELECT OFFICERS.
Auxiliary of EpUeopal Board of SfU
stons Complete Two Days Sessions.
St. Johnsbury, Oct. 8. The 39th annual
meeetlng of the Woman's Auxiliary of the
episcopal poara or missions closed a two
days' session at St. Andrew's Church to
night. Eighty-two delegates from all
parts of tho State have been in attend
ance. These officers wero elected: Presi
dent. Constance Wheeler, Burlington;
vice-president, Anna T. Smith, Burlington;
recording secretary, Mrs. William Wells,
uuriington; corresponding secretary. Mrs.
George Y. Bliss, Burlington; treasurer.
Mrs. Fred N. Whitney, Northfield: secre
tary, Junior auxiliary, Mrs. William F.
Jones, Woodstock: secretary Derlodical
club, Mrs. Joseph Reynolds, Rutland. The
next meeting will be held cither In Bel
lows Falls or Burlington.
155 HEAD OF HOLSTEINS
SOLD FOR $32,603
Close of Two Day Snle nt nrnttlcboro
Pavilion.
Brattleboro, Oct. 3. The two days' sale
of Holstcln cattle nt the pavilion here
closed to-night. The aggregate re
ceived for 153 head was $32,603, or an
average of $210. To-day C. M. Abbott
of Wnterbury paa 1733 for a j,elfer calf
nine months old. Her dam was the cow
for which F. II. Metcalf of Holyoke,
Mass., paid $1,510 at the sale In June.
116. A fenture of the sale to-dav was
the disposal of five heifers, all sired by
the same father and sold at one time,
the price of one to apply to all. They
were bought by Georgo L. Bebor of St.
Johnsbury for $230 each. They were
consigned by S. M. Strickland of Car
thage, N. Y.
NEW YORK SUBSCRIBES $100,000,000.
New York. Oct. 3 Sllhsprlntlnna In
the second Liberty loan In the New
York federal reserve district have gono
far bevond the llfln.noo.nnn marii h..
campaign committee announced to-
iibiii. mo unoniciai loiai at inreo
this afternoon was tins 94r, sr.n .1
this did not include hundreds of small

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