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VOL. VIIIC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXIV.
BURLINGTON, VERMONT, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1917.
NUMBER 16
TIMES Or GOAL
NERSJIUST STOP
ever Powers Are Necessary,
Says Dr. Garfield.
SENDS SHARP TELEGRAM.
Illl'r- hum iMivnuurn til .,iiiiiur rn
Itemlnrted of Thrlr Pledge Not to
Let Output nimlnlNli.
Washington, Oct. 17. Whatever powers
rp necesparv win no nmn nvmi iiv hn
fcicrni government to ston the strikes of
nnl mlnerw In Mii Mliltlln U'nut ,i,l -,i.
out llitcrruntlon of tho nntlnn'H fuel
traduction.
This warning was plvcn to-day by Fuel
iTl1-ltniatf!itn nnfflnl.t lit n
nvolved reminding them of their pledge
lot to allow the output of coal to be
llinlnlshed and declaring that any nt-
nmnf tn hrlno- tirrxiMiir,. In 1mi,. itunn lilm
l.'lllL III 1IIIKLIIIII1(!I11I'III III II lll'ITISUin (111
Dr. Garfield was In conference during
tho dny with .John I'. White, president of
tho United Mine Workers of America, who
'l",i ifu uiui fu jiii- mu mimes in 1.JI110,
ndlnnn. Illinois, and Pennsylvania were
local In character, though they were
threatening to spread. Ho expressed the
hope that the men could lie Induced to ro
turn to work.
NO INTERFERENCE TOLERATED.
Tho fuel administrator did not comment
upon his warning or go Into detail nbout
the steps he proposed to take it it is not
heeded, further than to say that while
the country Is at war no Interference with
fuel production is tolerated. Congress has
empowered the President to tako over
mines and operate thorn If he deems It
necessary.
Mr. Wlilto reported that a considerable
number of men were out in Springfield
find Peoria districts. In Frank'lin and Wil
liamson counties and In the Belleville coal
district of Illinois. In Indiana, he said,
nix mines were Idle because tho men de
mand wage Increases and in tho Bcrg
liolz district of Ohio, several mines have
hut down.
HISTORY OF THE CASE.
Under the recent agreement reached at
n conference hero between tho onerntors
nnil mell ll tint,' V!-n upnln ,r.n..lnr ....I.
ntanti.il increases was agreed on. Tho
Operators entered into tho agreement condi
tional upon an advance in prices being al
lowed hy the government. The fuel ad
ministration refused to consent to such ar
rangement, and tho operators, according
to the administration, finally agreed with
out that stipulation. Tho question of al
lowing an increase in price for coal pro
duced Is in the hands of a committee of
the administration.
Fuel administration officials say the
men now striking want the increased
Vases to tako effect Immediately in
stead of at the next pay period, about
November 1. In a statement to-night
Dr. Gartlold said tho fuel administra
tion and the lallroads are energetically
working on the problem of getting
fnoio cms to the mines and that there
Is every hopo .that tho coal shortage
will be gradually remedied, lie said
that whether the increased demand for
coal will be met by an increaso of sup
ply will depend upon ear supply, the
tnergy and patriotism of tho miners,
coal operators and laborers, and also
upon the loyal recognition by every
citizen that he Is icsponslble for con
servation and limitation In the use
of coal to tho utmost possible extent.
ASK SPECIAL RECEIVERS
FOR A. W. GRAY'S SONS
llnnkruptry Petition lllockx Auction
Snip of Middletown Springs Plnnt.
Montpcller, Oct, 17, A hearing took
place to-night before Judge Harland B.
Howe at the Pavilion on the petition
of creditors of the A. W. Orny's Sons of
Middletown Springs asking that a tem
porary receiver be appointed In order
that the business may be operated. The
name of Henry Spallholz of Poultncy
was suggested to the court as a desirable
man for the appointment.
An Involuntary petition in bankruptcy
was filed to-day at Rutland by the Bug
gies Machine company of Poultnoy, Cray
Knapp and L. O. Thrall of Middletown
Springs, through Cowles &. Stearns of
Burlington, asking that tho Cray Sons
bo adjudicated bankrupts. Tho matter
of the appointment of a temporary re
ceiver will be decided Thursday, Judge
Howe announced, following tho hearing.
The petitioners suggested that the bond
of the receiver If appointed be named
at $15,000.
Gray Sons is a Vermont corporation
manufacturing threshing machines and Is
well known In New England. A sale was
nbout to tako place In Rutland to-day
when the petition in bankruptcy was
lied, stopping proceedings. It ls( claimed
that the assets of the concern amount
to $200,000, while the liabilities aro only
nbout half that amount, which caused
the creditors to take action, Tho Rug
lies Machine company's claim is J12.000.
Adjudication has not yet taken place.
Rutland, Oct. 1". The auction sale of
the A. W. Gray's Sons Manufacturing
company plant at Middletown Springs,
which wa3 ordered for to-day by Judge
F. M. Butler' of this city after several
Ineffectual attempts to arrange a fccttle
ment had been made between the credit
nrs and the receiver was stopped two
hours before the tlmo of the salo by the
filing In the United States court of nn
Involuntary petition In bankruptcy against
the concern. It Is a violation of the
federal laws to sell any property Involved
In bankruptcy proceedings.
WILL BUILD NO ARMORY.
ftrnhum. nttrr Conference with Mlllliiry
Authorltlm, Deem It Umvl.e.
Montpollor, Oct, 17. Gov, H. I
Graham has announced that no nrm-
ory will he constructed in vormont
thin year, This Is tho result of a con
ference with Gen. L. S. Tillotson and
other military authorities. It seems
unwise, this year at least, with the wiir
conditions, high prlco of lnbor and
other matters in the war problem to
construct an armory. The last Leg
islature gavo authority by appropri
ating 135,000 for that purpose, but It
VUJ Dot bft used..
PRO-GERMAN AGENTS
IN 17. S. ORGANIZED
TO DEFEAT BIG LOAN
Propaganda Has Borne Fruit from Minnesota to
Texas in Scattered Localities, It Is Asserted
Methods Used Are Indirect, Such as Seek
ing to Misrepresent Patriotism of National
Army and Efforts to Prevent Banks Hand
ling Bonds Movement, However, Has Not
Prevented Conscripts from Subscribing
$26,000,000.
Washington Oct. 17. Pro-German
agents in tho United States, according to
reports to tho treasury department,, have
directed their energies toward defeating
tho Liberty Loan. Their organized pro
paganda has borne fruit, from Minnesota
to Texas, it Is asserted, lit scattered locali
ties, where weak efforts have been made, -
not openly, but by indirect methods, to dls-
courage subscriptions.
Tho work of the pro-German agents, offi
cials assert, has beon carried on for more
than two weeks. Some of tho workers
havo had tho temerity, reports to the
treasury Indicate, to conduct their opera
tions hero In tho national capltnl.
Olllclal recognition af tho propaganda
against the loan was voiced to-day by Col.
Herbert at. Lord, representing tho war
department at tho war risk Insurance con
ference at which the detail of the new
soldiers' and sailors' Insurance law are
being explained to officers and enlisted
men from tho various cantonments.
COLONEL LORD'S ANNOUNCEMENT.
"There has been organized effort," said
Colonel Lord, who was chairman of to
day's meeting, "to discourage and defeat
the loan."
This effort, he added, has been made
by "seeking to misrepresent the patriot
Ism of the national army." An official
account of the proceedings of the confer
ence, which was behind closed doors,
Issued to-night by the treasury depart
ment, reads as follows:
"In convincing refutation of the slander,
which was to the effect that tho men of
tho new national army opposed the war,
Colonel Lord announced that subscrip
tions from the army for the loan already
aggregate $26,000,000 and that some of tho
subscriptions wore written In foreign
languages.
"The announcement caused great en-
VI. BOYS AND GIRLS
FIFTY PRIZES
Brilliant Showing in Handicraft
Contests at Eastern States
Exposition.
Springfield, Mass., Oct. 17. Warner
Scribner of St. Johnsbury, a member of
the Farm and Home Handicraft Work
club, won the sweepstakes to-day In that
project In the boys' and girls' club food
training camp at the eastern States expo
sition. ThlB means that young Scribner
Is the ranking participant in exhibits,
demonstration work, Judging and story.
In tho club exhibits, Vermont boys and
girls have taken n total of BO prizes: 18
firsts, 13 seconds. It thirds, nine fourths
and one seventh. '
Principal G. Green of Randolph Center
was on tho exposition grounds to-day with
the potato Judging !eam ready for the
contest on Friday. The team members
are Harold Poor, Clifton Chadwick and
Alvin Ball, all of Randolph.
'But the crowds are around the Ver
mont booth. This is the remark on
every hand 'There were many calls to-day
for a picture of the booth.
SAY THEY NEVER HEARD
OF THE OLD CONTRACT
vt
Mnrble Co. Official. Tent If r nbout
Purported Anelent Document
Ju.t Come to Light.
Rutland, Oct. 1". Frank C. Part
ridge, president and legal advisor, and
Edmund R. Morse, treasurer, of the
Vermont Marble company were on tho
witness stand In thlB city to-day In
tho hearing before Judge Fish relative
to an alleged 25-yoar-old agreement
concerning the quarrying of marble, re
Cently discovered In tho files of the late
Joel C, Baker of Rutland, which George
P. Eastman, a West Rutland marble
producer, and Perclval W. Clement of
this city nre trying to prove valid be
cause It means hundreds of thousands
of dollars to them, Both Mr. Partridge
and Mr. Morse testified that thoy had
never heaid of tho document until it
was produced on May ft, 1U17, by coun
sel for Eastman who claimed that At
torney E. H. O'Brien, tho present occu
pant of Mr. Baker's office, found It
among old papers.
Mr. Partridge stated that in 1S98, or
six yoar.i after tho instrument is al
leged to havo been made, ho went sys
tematically over the legal papers of the
Vermont Marble company and ho found
no reference to any such contract as
Eastman and Clement now claim ex
ists. Mr. Morse testified that In 1892
It was his duty to engage counsel
needed by tho Vermont Marble com
pany, but that hu never hired Mr.
Baker, who, a slgnaturo Indicates, rep
resented tho Vermont Marble company
In drawing up tho disputed contract.
On cross-examination ho, was shown
letters which he admitted wero In Mr.
Baker's handwriting referring to bus
iness Mr. Baker had done for tho com
pany and tho witness admitted that
these Instances had slipped hlsmem
ory. WEED NON-NKID CHAI.VK.
For fall, driving, Safety first
with
Weed or Itld-O-Skld Chains. We carry
all sizes of these non-skid chains In stock
at tho lowest prices. Strong Hardware
Co., Burlington, Vt. (adv.)
WIN
thuslaBm among tho delegates from the
army and navy marine corps and coast
guard (attending tho conference), 500 of
whom swarmed up to tho platform follow
ing the address and signed war Insur
ance applications, all of which, except
40, were for tho maximum of $t0,000."
THE METHODS EMPLOYED.
Assembled from various sources, the
efforts of workers against tho loan ap
pear to havo been directed along four
main channels:
Attempts to dlscourago prospective
buyers of Liberty bonds,
Efforts to prevent certain banks
from handling tho bonds.
Tho publication, In certain news
papers and other mediums of publicity,
of editorials and articles which, while
not' directly opposing loan subscrip
tlons, tend to discourage buyers.
Tho prevention, so far as local and
sporadic efforts can prevent, of tho
placing of Liberty Loan posters and
advertising literature where it will bo
most beneficial.
Attempts to discourage buyers by tho
personal plea method have been con
fined motsly to the East. Instances
havo been brought to tho attention of
officials whoro buyers havo been ap
proached, apparently In a spirit of
great friendship, and advised not to
buy the bonds,
Efforts to prevent banks from hand
ling the bonds have centered chiefly
In Wlnconsln, Minnesota, North and
South Dakota, Montana, Missouri and
Oklahoma. Tho president of a Wlscon
sin bank has advised the-trcasury that
his depositors, njostly Germans or of
ucrman parentage, nave wunurawn
many thousands of dollars from his
bank because ho aided the first Liberty
Loan
ARE $1,250,000,000
Better News Comes from Lib'
erty Loan Campaign U. S.
Officials Encouraged.
Washington, Oct. 17. Bettor news came
to-day from the Liberty Loan campaign,
Subscriptions, the treasury officials an
nounced to-night, probably exceed $1,230,-
000,000 and may reach $1,500,000,000 or half
tho minimum quota set for the country
at the beginning of the campaign.
'So satisfactory were official and un
official reports received to-day that high
hopes now aro entertained that tho $3,000,
000,000 mark may be achieved." says the
treasury announcement, "and with a con
tinuation of the present rate at which the
entire country is speeding up, tho $3,000,-
000,000 minimum seems reasonably cer
tain.
"The sale Is going much faster than
It was going lato last week, but it must
go faster still. In other words, the
delayed start Is fine, but tho finish must
be better.
"Receipts to-night of official returns
from all 12 of the federal reserve banks
up to the close of business October 10
gave rise to much optimism. The total
shows $700,110,150, or $175,000,000 more than
was reported at the close of business
the previous day. This Is by far the
greatest single day's gain shown by the
omcial reports since the sale started,
The official figures follow:
"Boston $77,700,000; New York $347,600,000;
Cleveland $70,250,000; Philadelphia $23,348,
000; Richmond $28,313,000; Atlanta $8,152,900;
Chicago $77,188,000; St. Louis $5,163,350; Min
neapolis $15,750,000; Kansas City $0,202,000;
Dallas $3,728,750; San Francisco $34,711,530."
FOUND 27,438 LIABLE.
HrllUli Recruiting Ml.mlon Officer Went
over ItecordM nt Cnpltnl.
Montpellcr, Oct. 17. The figures which
Capt. A. E. Williamson of tho British re
cruiting mission secured while hero have
ueen given out ny uicrk .1, G. Norton. The
figures determine tho British aliens who
have registered In Vermont and who will
bo liable for military service either In this
country or Canada. The total numbers
reglotered In Vermont is 27,438, of which
2,392 aro British aliens. The figures will be
compiled on all other aliens, for it Is
understood that tho same work Is to be
dono by representatives of each foreign
nation now in tho war as an ally with the
United States,
Expect Large Attendance.
Mlddlobury. Oct. 17. Tho outlook
for a largo and fully nttonded State
Sunday school convention which opens
hero this forenoon Is very bright. The
commltteo on assignment, Mrs. Homer
M. Bain, Mrs. 11, fl. Brown and Mrs
William H. Brewster., and the commlt
teo on entertainment, Homer M. Bain,
Charles Lyman and Mrs. J, E. Crane'
havo had tholr hands full making
preliminary calculations nnd nn.
mentB for the housing and feeding
ui U1U KUCSIH.
It Is believed that tho noted speak
crs who have been advortlsod will nil i
here, without exception, and somo of
mo oiueors nnil workers who are at
the- head of tho affair will undnniitn,!.
ly havo two of the buslost days of
mcir iivbb o sco mat tho entire pro
sewn u carried out without a hitch,
SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW
U. S. DESTROYER
IS
One Man Killed and Five Injur
ed Boat Makes Port De
spite Damage.
PROBABLY NO BATTLE.
Germans Now Hold Entire Island of
Oeel and Are Preparing for nig
Naral Demonstration In Baltic.
Washington, Oct. 17. An American do
stroyer on patrol duty In tho war zone
was torpedoed by an enomy oubmarlne
yesterday rind had one man killed and five
wounded. She managed to make port in
sptto of severe damage.
.Vlce-AUmlral 81ms cabled a brief report
of the Incident to tho navy department
late to-day. Ho gave few details, but It Is
assumed there was no light and that tho
U-boat made good her escape after launch
ing a torpedo without showing herself.
Gunnor's Mato Osmond Kelly Ingram
was tho man killed. Ho was blown over
board by the explosion and his body was
not recovered. t-
Ingram's mother, Mrs. Betty Ingram,
lives at Pratt City, Ala.
In accordance with tho policy of tccrecy
concerning American naval operations tho
department did not divulge the name of
tho destroyer or tho exact place of the
encounter.
None of tho wounded was seriously hurt.
Thoy are: Herman H. Pankratz, gunner's
mate, St. Louis; William E. Merrltt, sea
man. Now York cltyr Frank W. Krusc,
fireman, Toledo; Patrick Rutlcdgc, oiler.
Now York city, and William Selmcr, fire
man, Dundns, Minn.
FIRST U. S. WARSHIP HIT.
This Is the first time an American
warship has beon hit by tho enemy
since tho war began. Destroyers con
voying troops and merchantmen have
engaged submarines and aro believed
to havo accounted for some of them,
and the ships patrolling tho Europenn
shipping planes undoubtedly have had
many nn encounter of which nothing
has boon heard, but until yesterday
none had been touched by a hostile
shot.
Naval gun crews on armed Amor
lean merchantmen have not been so
fortunate. Many of them have had to
abandon tholr charges and take to tho
boats, usually after an unwarned tor
pedo attack, and one officer and 13
men have lost their lives, while four
men now are In German prison camps.
In all tho navy has lost one officer
and 10 men tho only men of America's
fighting forceB actually killed In ac
tion: PROBABLY CHANCE ENCOUNTER.
Naval officers do not doubt that the
torpedoed destroyer was taken un
awares by tho submarine and had no
chance to. bring her guns Into play.
They think it probable that tho U-boat,
cruising In search? of merchant victims,
stumbled upon tho patrolling destroyer
and was fortunate enough to got Into
position to launch a torpedo and dive
to safety without ever showing more
than her periscope.
It is believed, too, that the destroyer
must havo been steaming slowly over
her beat, for at top speed these craft
present an almost unhlttable target to
the submarine.
WAR SUMMARY.
The Germans are entirely In possession
of the Island of Oesel at tho head of the
Gulf of Riga, and the Russian forces
still there are cut off from communica
tion with Petrograd. Small naval en
gagements continue in adjacent waters,
and Germnn air craft are carrying out
reconnolssances over the Islands In the
Gulf of Riga, and over the mainland to
the east. Pernau, an Important gulf
port north of Riga and due east of Oesel
island, has been bombed by German naval
airships.
The Berlin war office announces that
large quantities of booty were captured
on Oesel and that more than 1,100 prison
ers were taken by the Germans Wednes
day. On the mainland to the south of Riga
there has been considerable activity on
the part of tho Germans, who at one
point endeavored to throw pontoon
bridges over tho Dvlna river. The Rus
sian artillery, however, prevented the
bridging of the stream.
A report which If true prouamy indicates
that tho Germans aro preparing for a big
naval demonstration against tho Russians
from the Baltic, comes from Malmo, In
southern Sweden. It says a largo number
of German war craft were observed Mon
TORPEDOED
day and Tuesday and that the belief pre
vails that they wero reinforcements for
tho German Baltic fleet.
As yet tho expected renewal -of the
great offensive by the British and French
troops In Belgium has not eventuated.
Heavy bombardments and reconnolterlng
encounters still prevail. '
There have been only bombardments on
the southern front In Franco and In the
Austro-ltallan theatre, where from the
Isonzo front to the sea the Austrlans and
Italians aro heavily shelling each other.
Thoro has been a noticeable roturn
of bombing operations by the British
airmen In Belgium and across tho lino
In Germany and by tho Uermuns
against French positions. British avi
ators have dropped tons of bombs on
Bruges and also have loosed explosives
on a factory near Saarbrucken, Ger
many, while the Germans havo bombed
Nancy and Dunkirk, at tho former place
killing ten persons nnd wounding
forty.
German submarines or mines lust
week wore responsible for the sinking
of eighteen British merchantmen, as
compared with sixteen tho previous
week. . ,
Tho Itullan Parliament has Just con
vened and probably will discuss In se
cret session rioting which occurred In
Turin In August as a result of fuol
shortage and political discontent nnd
also tho general fool "I"'8 throughout
Italy In the Turin riots news of
which has been received for tho first
time, largo numbers of persons are
Bald to have been killed, machine guns
nnd bombs dropped from airplanes be
ing used to put down tho disorder.
Minim:" of
THE ASSOn-V,'l3, PHESS,
Tin. A.Hiiclatcil Pre" I" excluelvsly en
tit e l 1 1 til i" 'r republication of l
new. ileiimtche. cre.lltc.l lo It or not other-
u?,!itu.. T UM.t" vi.
HAPPENINGS IN VT.;
NEWS BY COUNTIES
'MIDDLEBURY.
Bortha Prlour. tho young daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. William Prlour, was taken
to the Mary Fletcher hospital Tuesday
by Dr. II. W. Prontlsa of this village
and underwent an operation for appendl-cltls.-Rnnsom
11. O'Bryan has returned
from Addison, whoro he has beon
to visit his son, Chnrles 0'Bryan.-Mlss
Reno, Huntloy, who has beon visiting her
parents hero for a few weeks, has gone
to Brooklyn, N. Y., to spond tho winter
and teach music Curtis Deszadon has
returned from Camp Devens, Ayer,
Mnss.. where he has been for a week
in vinlt his brother. Napoleon Desza
don. Judgo of Probate and Mrs. Charles
1. Button havo returned from Brandon,
where they have been on a few days'
visit to Judgo Button's mother, Mrs. F. R.
Button. The customary mid-week prsyor
meetings at the Memorial Baptist, Con
gregational and Methodist Churches will
bo omitted this week on account of the
State Sunday school convention. Tho
ladles of St. Barnabus' Guild will meet
with Sirs. D. E. Boss Thursday after
noon. Tho East Middlebury Military Cir
cle realized $13 from their harvest supper.
Mist Bessie LaVoncho, who for a year
has been an oporator In tho central telo
phono otneo at Plttstord, has given up
her position there and returned to Mid
dlebury and has taken a similar position
with the same telephone company in Mid
dlebury. Miss Elizabeth Baldwin, who
has boon hero n few days at tho home of
her parent. Mr. and Mrs. AVtlllam H.
Baldwin, has returned to Greensboro and
resumed her position as Oi teacher.
Lawrence Allen of Ausablo Forks, N. Y
who has been visiting W. O. Danycau
and family, has gone to North Brookficld,
Mass. Leslie Gordon of Worcester,
Mass., Is in town. Mrs. E. G. Plpor, Mrs.
Isaac LaVonche, Mrs. Anna Dwlre and
Miss Estello LaVonche havo returned
from Schenectady. N. Y whero they
went to attend tho funeral of their sister-in-law.
Hoburt Sumner, who has spent a
few weeks with his daughter, Mrs.
George T. Kidder, Jr., has returned to
Worcester, Mass. Charles E. Blair
of Scranton, Pa., and Mrs. Sheldon Blair
and daughter Elizabeth of Now York,
Albert Hicks of New York and L. C.
McClure of San Francisco, who. havo
been spending several days at the Addi
son House, have left on their return trip
to Scranton, going by automobile
through tho Adlrondacks, over tho
Mohawk trail and through the Bcrk
shlres. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Ryan aro
In West Rutland for a few clays
with Mrs. Ryan's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Hanley, prior to their removal
to Ogdcnsburg, N. Y, John Fassett of
Rutland and John Dooley of Fair Haven,
who have beon In town setting up a hand
somo new pulpit in St. Mary's Church,
completed their work Saturday night and
loft Sunday for Now York city, where
they have several similar Jobs. The new
pulpit here -was. cut and carved In Fair
Haven, from West Rutland white mar
ble, at a cost of $600. Prof. Vernon C.
Harrington preached at the Congrega
tional Church Sunday evening In place
of the Rev. Henry C. Newell, who was
called to Fort Ethan Allen to give a
talk to the boys In the Young Men's
Christian association building. Tho
Christian Endeavor Boclety held a meet
ing at 0:45 o'clock, with Miss Bessie
Jennings as leader; the topic was "What
Is Committee to You." The Essay de
partment of the Women's club met
with Mrs. Bonney at her home Wednes
day afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Monday,
market day, eggs brought 42 to 43 cents
and butter 40 to 43 cents. At a meeting
of the Memorial Baptist Church Sunday
the following delegates were elected to
attend the all-day conference of the
Baptist Churches of Addison county at
Vergeunes Thursday, October 23: The
Rev. Roy E. Whlttlmoro, Mr. and Mrs.
B. B. Brown, Dr. and Mrs. Howard L.
Averlll, Miss Jennie Eddy, Miss Iris Bul
lock and Mrs. A. D. Barter. Tho Men's
club of the Memorial Baptist Church
held a well-attended meeting In the
church parlors Monday evening and
Prof. H. W. Lawrence of the college
gave an address. The Ladles' Auxiliary
of the Y. M. C. A. held a well-attended
meeting at the home of Mrs. F. C. Dyer
Monday afternoon. Mllo K. Moore, Jr.,
nnd William Crannelly, who have been
in town for two days, on a furlough,
from Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass., have
returned. Mrs. Lucy Edgerton has gone
to Fair Haven for a week's visit at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. E. B. Clift,
and family. Tho following men from
Addl'on county were certified last week
by the Vermont district board to the
ndjutant-gcneral: Charles E. Webster
of Whiting, Clarence A. Belanger of
Orwell, Peter D. Todrlff of Shoreham,
Vnlhnn A. Morrill of Starkshorn. John n.
Hamilton of Middlebury, Henry A. R.
Merrltt of Middlebury, Harrison C. Bald
win of Whiting, Elmer Patch of East
Granville and George M. Hathaway of
East Middlebury.
State's Attorney A. R. Sturtevant, dur
ing his leisure hours the past season,
has been caring for a patch of land and
on Saturday finished digging his potatoes
and claims to have raised 75 bushels.
Five candidates appeared Saturday foro
noon at the local postofflco to tako tho
examination for the positions of clerk
nnd carrier ut this office. George W.
Mead of tho force of tho local oftlce
had charge of tho examinations. Miss
Elizabeth Baldwin, who Is teaching In
tho village schools at Greensboro, Is in
town for a few days at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Bald
win. Curtis Deszadon has gone to
Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass., to visit his
brother, Napoleon Deszadon, who is a
soldier there. Mr. and Mrs. Allen
T. Calhoun have returned from an auto
mobile trip, accompanied by Mrs. Archie
Mattison of Albany, N, Y. Joseph Forest,
who has bean confined for a month, a toe
on his left foot being severed with an
axe, has so far recovered that he is able
to be out again, with the aid of crutches,
The funeral of Mrs. M. E. Eldredge was
hold at her late home on tho East Mid
dlebury road Friday afternoon at one
o'clock, Tho Rev. M. R. French of
Leicester officiated. Burial was In the
family lot In Evergreen cemetery. New
Haven. Fred Boise, oijo of tho drafted
men who left hero two weeks ago for
Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass., has returned,
having been sent home on account of
fallen arches. Carl Mead, who has been
In town for a few days on business, nas
returned to New York city, Word has
been received that Charles T. Rlggs, tho
13-year-old son of the Rev, and Mrs.
Charles T. Rlggs of Northampton, Mass.,
was Instantly killed In that city last
week Wedneesday by an automobile. His
mother wns Miss Mary R. Steele, a for
mer well known resldcit of this village
Word was received Thursday evening
that Mrs. F. LuConcho of Schenectady, N.
Y who was shout thught the back Wed
nesday night of last week, died late that
night at the hospital In that city and that
the man who shot her had been arrested.
A pretty home wedding took place at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Dow
Thursday afternoon when their oldest
daughtor, Ruth Viola, was united In mar
riage to Frank Hlnkloy Baker, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Baker of Bran
don. Tho ceremony was performed by
tho Rov. Q. M. Moody of the Methodist
Church of this village. Only members
of tho Immediate families were present.
The bridal party was unattended. The
bride was gowned In dark green taffeta
silk. They stood under a ball of green
and white. The house was trimmed with
cut flowora and running pine. Refresh
ments were served. Mr. and Mrs. Baker
left by automobile for a short wedding
trip, after which they will reside In
Danby. Joseph Calvi went to the Mary
Fletcher hospital Thursday and on Fri
day morning was operated upon for gall
stones. Tne aate or uio annual meeting
of tho Addison County Fish and Oame
League has been changed to Wednesday,
October 31. Business meeting at 5:30:
dinner and speeches in tho evening.
About 40 of the friends of Charles J.
Matthews gathered at tho home of his son.
Frederick Matthows, Tuesday evening and
after their arrival thero an escort was
sent to the home of his father Just across'
tho road. Tho elder Mr. Matthews and his
wlfo were escorted to the home of their
son, whero he was given a birthday sup
prlso In honor of Mr. Matthews' 62nd birth'
day. The Footo street orchestra furnished
music. Refreshments were served. The
Parmcnter Players appeared at tho town
hall Wednesday evening under the
auspices of tho Century club, It being tho
first of their course. Peter Fields has
gono to Vcrgcnnes to spend two weeks
with his son, Felix Fields. Miss Doris
Kendall has returned from Florence,
where she has been visiting at tho homo
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel R.
Kendall. George Lee, foreman of tho
Middlebury Marblo company's plant, has
returned from a visit with Mr. and Mrs,
Morrltt Sheldon In Pawlct. The mission
being conducted by tho Redemptorist
Fathers of New York city Is moving along
successfully. Largo congregations attend
the .two morning masses every day and
every evening the church Is well filled
with people of all denominations. Louis
Dumas has returned from Bridport after
a month at his former home thero and
Intends to remain In Middlebury through
tho fall nnd winter. After a month's visit
to relatives In Middlebury and Rlpton,
Harold Dragon on Wednesday returned to
Worcester, Mass., whero ho has been en
gaged In hospital work for four months.
Edward and Charles Marks of Ncwburg.
Iv. i., are In town buying potatoes and
all that thoy can got hold of they expect
to ship home to Orango county, N. Y,
Tho prevailing price la $1 per bushol. A,
E. Osgood of Burlington, P. G. Brown and
Miss Camllle Thurber of Boston and John
C. Bradshaw of Youngstown, Ohio, aro In
town.
VERGENNES.
Quite a number of farmers report the
bean crop as a failure this year. One far
mer reports having paid out $100 for seed
and will get practically nothing in return
and another farmer reports planting $40
worth of seed and remarked that the crop
would not be worth 40 cents. The failure
of tho crop Is laid to the rainy weather
and early frosts.
Bert Waterman was found dead In his
chair Sunday evening at tho home of his
son, Dr. Vance W. Waterman. Mr. Wat
erman, who was a former resident of
Burlington, sustained a shock three years
ago, and was brought here to the home
of his son, where he has since resided. He
was apparently as well as usual. Ills
death was the result of a shock. Ho was
C2 years of ge. Manly D. Marsin f
Whitehall is ytaUIng his parents. Mr d
Mrs. Cary H. Marshal. Mrs. Cornell, ivife
of the Rev. G. C. Cornell, died suddenly
Sunday morning. On Friday Mrs. Cornell
gave birth to a son and was doing well but
complications set In that caused her
death. The funeral was held Tuesday fore
noon at eleven o'clock at Panton Metho
dist Episcopal Church and was In
charge of Superintendent, the Rev. B. M.
Kent of the Burlington district. W. R.
Warner, a member of the Vermont public
service commission, left Sunday under
orders of Governor Graham to go to
Washington, D. C, to meet In conference
the other public service commissions of
tho different States on the transportation
problem. Fred Como and Miss Verna
Tucker, daughter of Ezra Tucker, both of
Panton. were married yesterday morning
at St. Peter's Church, the Rev. L. A.
Vczina officiating. Tho best man was
Henry Como, brother of tho groom, and
the bridesmaid was Miss Eva Tucker, a
sister of the brldo. The bride wore a. suit
of navy bluo and the bridesmaid wore a
suit of green. Mr. and Mrs. Tucker went
on a short wedding trip to Burlington.
Mrs. Jeanette Morgan, who has been
spending several weeks with her grand
daughter, Mrs. Frank M. Morgan, re
turned yesterday to Keono, N. H. The
Home Missionary society of tho Ver
gennes Methodist Episcopal Church
met Wednesday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Georgo D. Middlebrook. Mrs. W. H.
Mead of Hartford Is visiting Dr. and
Mrs. J. B. Powers. Miss Irene Dernell
left Sunday for Schenectady, N. Y.,
where she has a position. Dr. W.
G. y Watt has returned from a visit
to his father at New Rochclle, N. Y. Mrs.
Matilda Sears has presented tho reporter
of these notos two apples of last year's
crop that are In a fair state of preserva
tion. Walter Scott of Fort Ethan Allen
visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwnrd
Scott, Saturday, Banns of marriage wero
published Sunday morning at St. Peter's
Church of Matthew Gilbert Daniels,
son tit Captain and Mrs. M. II. Daniels of
Vorgennes, and Miss Cathcrino Augusta
Grlnnell of Ticonderoga. The marriage
will tako place Monday, October 29. Mr,
nnd Mrs. G. II. del Gretla have closed
their summer homo Theodora Lodge at
Lake Champlain nnd are guests of the
Stevens House. Later Mr. and Mrs, del
Grella will go to Croton-on-the-Iludson.
Mrs. Kathcrlne Waterman Is In Montpel
ler. The Parent-Teacher association met Mon
day evening in the Vorgennes high school
building. In the absence of tho president,
Mrs. William L. Cotey, first vice-president,
Mrs, William It. Warner, presided.
There was a good attendance nnd an In
teresting program, as follows, was car
ried out: Demonstration of the Palmer
method of penmanship with, 30 pupils, Miss
Ada Crosby; report of the work of the as
sociation for the last year, Mrs. W. R.
Warner; "Co-operation of Home and
School'' Mrs. Fred A. Andrus; reading
of the poem, "Keep on Just the Same,"
Fobs, Miss Edna Ball. Following the
program refreshments were served and
a Boclal hour enjoyed. The weekly meet
ing of the Ferrlsburg branch of the Red
Cross will be held Thursday afternoon
with Mrs, Anna Adams. Tho ladles of
(Coatlaaad oa nmmm lno.1
DISCUSS NEW PLAN
FOR NEH DRAFT
Officials Favor Arrangement Es
tablishing Various Grades
of Dependency.
STRICTLY SELECTIVE.
Men Would n Tabulated Aceordlcg U
Status as Provider for Dependents
and Value In Industrie..
Washington, Oct. 17.-A comnrehonslvi
new plan for applying the army .electlvi
draft which woluld tal- first only men
without dependents and of no particular
value to war Industries, and establish var
ious grades of dependency and Industrial
value from which fiitnm itrnfi. -.,i,i u
made strictly on the selective basis has
oeen women out tentatively by the
Drovost marshal crenernr nffl a,i ,it-
cussed with tho President.
Tho plan It was learned to-day was sub
mitted recently to a conference of civilians
who directed exemption board activities in
a number of States and received tho en
dorsement of most of them, who are now
discussing tho nronoscd nlan with thoi
State governors.
WILL BE TABULATED.
It Is proposed to formulnto In enrh
local draft district a table of all regis
trants, placing each In a column denot
ing his dependents and Industrial value
In the war's prosecution. For lnstan.
horizontal columns or classifications would
be based on dependency. Men with no
dependents would be placed In tho first
class, those with dependents, distant
rolattves. In tho second class, those with
wives in the third class, .those with a wife
and one child In the fourth, and so on.
blmllarly the vertical columns might
represent certain industries arranged
according to their respective merit as war
necessities. Industrial classes under
consideration In this condition aro farm
ers, shipyard employes, munition work
ers, railway and telephone employes, min
ors, steel plant, and motor Industry
workmen, and certain other Individual
plants or Industry branches to bo desig
nated from time to time by tho Presi
dent or tho war department ns temporarily
essential.
Tho latter classification might in
clude plants making military clothing,
harness, first aid materials, or pro
fessions such as chemists and other
scientific men more needed for war re
search than to carry arms.
FIXES STATUS OF EACH MAN.
Thus the table with horizontal de
pendency classifications and vertical
Industrial classifications would hold a
place for each registrant In. accordance
with his dependency or Industrial value
claims.
In selecting men for examination,
boards would first take physically fit,
having neither dependents nor value
In essential war industries. When this
class was exhausted draft authorities
would draw on the classes having tho
slightest dependency claims and the
least value In essential Industries.
Theoretically, the draft would work
down through the tnble, to tho classes
with most dependents and highest in
dustrial value.
No class would be exempted as such,
but tho valuable men would be placed
so that they would not be called until
the need for soldiers became more
urgent and all the less essential
classes were exhausted.
MORE DEPRIVATIONS
FOR NEUTRAL NATIONS
Allien Determined That Germany Shall
Get Nothing from Out.Ide.
Washington, Oct. 17. Neutral nations,
and particularly those In Europe, must
be prepared to share even gi eater de
privations and burdens made necessary
by the war under the decision of the
recent allied conference at London.
Details of the conference are beginning
to reach Washington through official
channels. They show that the allies
are determined to support their armleu
In the field by cutting off as far as pos
sible all supplies for tho German armv
from neutral sources through a tighten
ing of the blockade.
Attention was called at the conference
to the necessity of preventing Sweden
from supplying Germany) with metals
and the general opinion was that here
aftor the neutrals Bhould bo compelled
to furnish the allies with goods of their
own production which they cannot con
sume, In exchange for supplies from
the allies. Further they will be required
to use their own ships for this trade.
"Such is the new blockade formula
which must be strictly applied and which
will make It Impossible for Germany
to continue the struggle," sold one dec
laration of the conference.
The extent to which the United States
will be influenced by the decisions of the
London conference has not been re
vealed, but that this government Is In
accord with them Is evidenced by the
rljld restrictions placed upon exports to
tho European neutrals from this country.
PRESIDENT DOES NOT
THINK MUCH OF PICKETS
Trust Their Acts Will Not Prejudice
the Suffrage Cau.e.
New York, Oct. 17. President Wilson In
a letter to Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt,
president of the National Woman Suf
frage association, made public hero to
night, expressed tho hope that voters
would not be Influenced by the actions of
the so-called pickets In Washington. The
letter, dated October 13, follows:
"My Dear Mrs. Catt:
- "May I not express to you my very deep
Interest In the campaign In New York for
the adoption of woman suffrage and may
I not say that I hope no voter will be
influenced in his decision with regard to
this great matter by anything the so
called pickets may have dono here Jn
Washington? However, Justly they may
have laid themselves open to serious
criticism, their action represents, I nm
sure, so small a faction of the women of
the country who are urging the adoption
of woman suffrage that It would be most
unfair and argue a narrow view o allow
their actions to prejudice the cause Itself.
I am very anxious to seo the grent State
of New York fet n t cat example In this
matter,
"Cordially and sincerely your.
(Signed) "WOODROW WILSON."
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