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County Conrt Jury Acquit Mrs,
Phillips of nonton.
A verdict of "not guilty" was brought
In Saturday morning by tho Jury In tho
ease of State ngalnst Mrs. Ellen Phil
lip of 'Wost Bolton, which occupied tho
Attention of Chittenden county court
for three days of last week. Mrs. Phil
lips was acquitted of tho charso
brought against her of setting nre to
her house and barn on the early morn
ing of December 7, 1915, when they
burned to the ground, and thus of at
tempting to defraud the Union Mutual
Fire Insurance company of Montpoller,
with which company the buildings were
insured for $700. M. O. Leary defended
Sirs. Phillips. Besides State's Attorney
Allen Martin, 'R. E. Brown assisted in
the prosecution of the case.
X lit) i;ubu ui iuin. fiiiiiiijn nua uni u
' fought from tho first, the State Intro-
1 duclng a large number of witnesses
and the defence using ovcry means
possible to break down tho testimony
i which was brought in by theso wit
nesses against the respondent. The
I oross-examlnatlon was very detailed
. And closely followed throughout
i This case went to the jury about 10
o'clock Saturday morning following the
I argument by R. E. Brown, who summed
up tho case for the State. Deputy
Sheriff Ilavlln of Winooskl conducted
the jury to Its room. Only a short half
rour elapsed before a verdict was
brought In as abovo Mated. F. H. Kim
ball acted as foreman of the jury.
No less than 15 witnesses were called
by the State during the day Thursday
The greater part of theso were near
neighbors of the respondent at the time
of tho fire and were present during the
fire, arriving soon after it broke out.
Eugene Irish and H. P. Chase, neigh
bors, of the respondent, testified to the
fact that tho barn was practically burned
down when they arrived. Both remem
bered seeing Mrs. Phillips fully dressed,
and wearing a coat and hat, standing on
the front porch. They did what they
could to save the house. They supposed
that the Are started from the inside. Mr.
Chase said he knew that there was flro
n the Inside of tho partitions when he
rent into the house to Investigate.
James B. Porter of this city, who drew
plans of the premises, answered one or
two .questions in regard to measurements.
Harry Gregory, another neighbor of the
respondent, told of being awakened at two
o'clock in the morning and seeing a blaze
which lighted up the sky. He hastily
dressed and went to the scene of the fire.
He saw Mrs. Phillips at the door as he
went up to the house and thought that
he was wearing a hat and coat.
Soon after Mr. Gregory arrived, accord
ing to his testimony, the house was dis
covered to be in flames. He went inside,
but could And no fire there, although there
eemed to be fire between the partitions.
He went outside once more nnd assisted
Mr. Chase in fighting the fire with an ex
tinguisher. George W. Kellogg woke up and saw
the reflection of the Are shining through
his window. He was soon on the scene of
trouble. He remembered seeing Mrs.
Phillips sitting on the front veranda, fully
dressed. At that time, the barn was all
ablaze, although the roof had not yet
fallen in. He helped what he could in the
fight to put out the blaze.
George Gordon, who now lives in this
city, but who was a neighbor of Mrs.
Phillips at the time of the fire, testified to
seeing her standing in the road In front of
the house at the time he arrived on the
scene soon after the Are started. He
iound an axe and cut through the side of
the house, where a blaze was discovered.
During the afternoon, three other neigh
bors, D. B. Morse, Richard Bacon and Geo.
Guile, gave the Bamo sort of testimony as
that of the others. They alt assslsted In
rttnMut.1,ln .ha fir.. -Civ Other Wlt-
itmea, rr. A: x.. Font. Dr. Prank B.
Hunt ex-State's Attorney T. E. Hopkins,
Fred B. Tillotson and his wife, Mrs. Ella
TUlotson, testified in regard to the attempt
of the respondent to take her life in Sep
tember, 1916. It was stated that she told
certain parties that she would not take u.
chance of being tried and found guilty of
a crime of which she was innocent.
-The last witness of the afternoon was
Mrs. Edna Denny, secretary to Harlan
W. Kemp, secretary of the Union Mutual
Fire Insurance company of Montpelier,
' Mrs. Denny testlAed In regard to testi
mony taken at tho hearing whicli followed
the burning of the house and barn of the
respondent. She was being cross-examined
i by Attorney Leary at the time court nd-
The case was pushed ahead rapidly Frl
day. The State rested at about ten
o'clock and the defence took only until
noon to Introduce Its evidence. In the
afternoon, the Stato Introduced two wit
nesses In rebuttal, after which State's
Attorney Allen Martin opened the argu
ment for the State. Attorney M. G. Leary
argued for the respondent and the court
was adjourned at 4:15 until S:30 o'clock
Mrs. Edna Denny, private secretary to
Harlan V. Kemp, secretary to the Union
Mutual Fire Insurance company of Mont
peller, who began her testimony Thurs
.day afternoon, was recalled to tho stand
Friday morning and submitted to a
Close cross-examination by Mr. Leary.
iMrs. Denny's testimony centered about
the transcript of her notes taken at the
hearing in Mr. Kemp's oftlco when ho
. questioned Mrs. Phillips in regard to the
' 'According to this transcript, the testi
', jrhony of Mrs. Phillips in the office of Mr.
jlCemp soon after the Are sought to Im
plicate her brother, George Streetcr,
Claiming that he had threatened her to
uch an extent that she had reason to be
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lieve he might have set the flro to ruin
her. This transcript showed that Mrs.
Phillips told Mr. Kemp that she had hoard
that her brother had threatened to get
her out of tho place, oven If ho had to
burn It down. Thoro had been troublo be
tween herself and her brother for some
time and they had not spoken to ench
other. She had said, according to this
testimony as transcribed, that sho bo
lleved that her brother set tho Are. There
was 'no proof of this, however, nnd no
reason for the belief except tho Ill-feeling
which existed between them.
More evidence brought out by tho tran
script showed that Mrs. Phillips gnvo no
nlarm after discovering tho Are. It was
also shown that Mrs. Phillips had said
that sho thought the flro wns set from
tho outside of tho houso, nnd that Mr.
Streeter did not como for at least half
an hour after sho discovered tho blaze.
As tho first wltnoss for tho respondent,
Mrs. Ella Morrill of this clcty, formerly
of West Uolton, who was there at tho timo
of the Are, was called to tho stand. Sho
told of being nt tho scene of tho flro nnd
seeing Mrr. Phillips crying and taking
on badly. Sho also testified that there
was blood on the hands and face of Mrs.
PhllllpJ. Sho did not seo the respondent
carry anything from the house, but saw
some things by the sldo of the road later
on. Mrs. Phillips spent tho day following
tho flro nt the homo of tho wltnoss.
The chief witness for the dofence, nnd
the only one besides Mrs. Morrill, was tho
respondent herself. She told of tho
sequence of events on the night of the Are.
She Bald that she got up about mid
night Just preceding the Are, to seo what
tfme it was. She was expecting to get
up early the following morning to tnko
the stage. At tho tlmo sho got up, she lit
the Arc In the kitchen range nnd laid
down on tho sofa.
Mrs. Phillips said that she got up
again nt three o'clock. At that tlmo
sho smellcd smoke and began looking
about. From tho regular kitchen, sho
went Into the outsldo kitchen adjoining;
tho woodshed, opened a door and saw
the barn on Are. She thon took a dress
suit case that had clothing In It, carried
it out and set it down beside the road.
Going bnck Into tho house, sho took
some trinkets and put them Into a
tablecloth, which she carried out. Then
she went back into tho houso again,
but by this time, the smoko wan so
donso that Bhe could not do a great
deal. Sho tried to remove pictures of
her deceased husband and her son,
which hung upon tho wall, but tho
wires were wound so tightly around
the hooks that she could not get them
down. Sho Anally gave It up and left
the house for the last time. While she i
was in the hoU30 trying to get tho pic- I
tures, Mrs. Phillips noticed that the Aro
was burning through the partition, ns
had been described by former wit
nesses. Following the testimony by Mrs.
Phillips, tho respondent rested, and tho
State Introduced fleorgo Structcr,
brother of Mrs. Phillips, and his wife.
Carrie Streeter. who testlAed that they
were not in tho vicinity of the Aro on
tho night when the house and barn
burned. Mr. Streeter said that ho was
at homo in bed at the time when it
was claimed the fire was set, and that
he did not know anything about It un
til ho was awakened by his wife, who,
In getting up to let out the cat, saw
the blaze through tho window. Mrs.
Streeter's testimony coincided closely
with that of her husband.
Vermont rhyxlclnnn In Service of Their
Vermont Medicine, a monthly magazine
owned and published by the Vermont State
Medical Hoclety, in its October issue, out
yesterday, contains nn honor roll of Ver
mont physicians who aro now in tho serv
ice of their country. Tho names of those
who have been commissioned In the
medical reserve corps follow:
Majors Thomas J. Hogan, Camp Bart
lott; Edward Toliln. Pittsburgh.
Captains Frederick E. Clark, Fort
Ethan Allen; Henry C. Jackson and George
G. Marshall, ordered to Panama; William
H. .Mitchell, Fort Ethan Allen; William
Stlckncy, chief surgical section, Camp
Upton; Herbert W. Taylor. In France;
William W. Townsend, chief G. U. section.
Camp Dlx.
First Lieutenants Fred X. Aldrich,
Frank C. Angcll, George L. Rates, Hobort
O. Blood, Joseph C. Ureltllng, Arthur W.
Hurnham, John Marie Caisse, Georgo E.
Chamberlain, Eugene J. Cray, Harry L.
Frost, Victor P. Genge. Stewart L. Good
rich, Frank T,. Oilberl, Albert J. Green
wood, Herbert W. Hanson, Horatio X.
Jackson, Linwood M. Kelley, Arthur L.
Lamer, Georgo Eugene Latour, Chester
S. Leach, Charles E. Llbbey, James L.
Lovejoy, Robert L. Maynard, Sotli II.
Martin, Walter F. McKenzle. John C.
Murphy (died in service), Thomas Rice,
George Roberts, George A. Russell, Daniel
A. Shea, Chester L. Smart, Ray Ernest
Smith, in France, Henry Eugene St.
Antnlne, John D. Thomas, Ray B. Thorn v".
IK.iry Latimer Tillotson, Vanct W.
U'ateunun, Henry R. Weston. William H.
White, Rollin D. Wordon and Joseph A.
United States navy Edward A. Crofutt
and Charles E. Morse.
Treaury Explnlna Way to Exchange
Old for New Inxuc.
The steps whereby holders of the first
Issue of Liberty bonds may convert their
3i per cent, holdings into tho new 4 per
cent. Issue nre outlined in a statement
Issued by the treasury department in
Washington. The statement says:
Conversion of the 3, per cent, bonds
may be effected at any Federal Reserve
bank or at the treasury department by
surrender of the 3Vs per cent, bonds,
together with a request for conversion,
at any tlmo after November 8, 191", (but
not after May 15, 1918), but no 4 per cent,
bonds will be ready for delivery prior
to November 15, 1917. If conversions aro
effected at any time boforo December 10,
1917, payments to the government to
adjust interest will not bo required, hut
on and after that date such payments
must bo made. Tho machinery for the ad
justment of Interest has been worked out,
so that such adjustments will bo mado
with a minimum of inconvenience if con
versions nre effected ns of November 15,
1917, or as of December 15, 1917.
Holders of bonds or interim certificates
of the first Liberty Lonn who dcslro to
effect conversions and who also desire
prompt delivery of their 4 per cent, bonds,
should surrender their holdings for con
version on November 8, 1917, or ns soon
thereafter ns possible. Conversions of
bonds so surrendered will bo effected ns
of November 15, 1917, and holders thereof
will thereby obtnin the full benefit df tho
higher rnto of Interest from the earliest
possible date.
Subscribers for bonds of the first Lib
erty Loan who, for any reason, have not
yet received either definitive bonds or In
torlm certificates, and who desire to" con
vert, should so notify tho bank or trust
company, or other ngency now holding
such bonds or interim certificates. To
take advantage of the conversion nrlvl
lege, it will not be necessary for holdors
or interim certificates to obtain the dc
flnltive 3V4 per cent, bonds.
be sure and use that old and well-tried
remedy, Mrs. Wlnslnw'a Soothing Syrup,
for children teething. It aoofhcB the
child, softens the gums, allays all pain,
cures wind colic and la the best remedy
for diarrhoea. Twcnty-ttva ceuts a but
U. A4t.
Burlington Snvlngn Ilnnk Film Petition
ngnlnnt Dr. D, J. Nolan,
A chnnccry case In which Dr. D. J,
Nolan of Maplo stroot Is mado tho de
fendant nnd tho Burlington Savings bank
tho plaintiff wnn entered nt the county
clerk's oAlco Saturday morning.
Tho bank ntlegcs in Its petition for a
foreclosure on the defendant's property
at 149 and 151 Mnplo street that on tho
30th day of October, 1914, the defendant
duly executed to tho bank a mortgage
deed on certain property situated on the
aforementioned street. This mortgage was
conditional upon the pnymcnt by the de
fendant to tho bank of a promissory note
for tho sum of 11,400 payable in certain
sums on spcclAcd dates, according to Its
tenor. Tho petitioning bank now claims
that this nolo is Justly duo nnd owing
and hns not been paid according to the
effect of tho same, although tho Interest
tins been paid up to April 15, 1910.
The petitioning bank in Its prayer asks
that tho equity of redemption of the said
pctltlonco in the premises may bo fore
closed, agreeably to the provisions of tho
$1,308,000 IN BONDS.
nurllngton'a Subscription to I.onn Bx
credit Minimum Quota by 9150,000.
Burlington did itself proud last week
In tho drive for the Liberty Loan. It
seemed as though every man, woman and
child turned out with nil of their en
thusiasm and money in the effort to show
that Burlington realized that the country
needed money and that as that need
existed, It would bo mot. The result was
tho sale of bonds amounting to 11,303,000,
almost 5150,000 moro than the minimum
quotn for Burlington. Mnny of the people
cf tho city hoped that tho maximum would
bo reached but they did not realize that
the figures given out for Burlington wcro
especially high because tho savings banks
In the city hnve eo many depositors from
other States. One of tho banks has de
posits from nearly every Stato in the
United States and the quota of each city
wns mado according to the deposits in
its banks. If the deposits of Vermont
pcoplo alone had been taken Into con
sideration, one-third of tho deposits would
not have been counted nnd the maximum
quota would be about fl, 1(0,000. That sum
has been passed by over $200,000.
At tho eleventh annual business meet
ing of the Windsor county Y. M. C. A.
Committee In White River Junction, re
ports of County Secretary, Troasurer and
Auditor weie presented and oAlcers elect
ed for tho ensuing year, tho old officers
being retained. Tho terms of four com
mitteemen having expired, three of the
vacancies wcro filled by tho re-election
for three years of former members, Judge
A. G. Whltham of South Royalton, Prof.
F. S. Lee ot Woodstock and H. L. Gale
of Whlto River Junction. Owing to the
exigencies of the war It was voted not
to have tho annual dinner of the Com
mittee which has been held in the fall
each year at the Woodstock Inn.
Among other things, reports showed
that the County Secretary, Archibald C.
Ilurd, had iddresscd over 5,000 different
people during the year at all sorts of
meetings; through assistance given to
naval recruiting, authorized by tho gov
ernment, 02 different young men had been
directed into various branches of naval
service; 72 men assisted in various ways
at tbo Y. M. C. A. oflice and employment
found for 23; the handling of 11,000 pieces
of Arst class mail during the year, rep
resenting something of the wide scr
vice being rendered by tho Association
tho Secretary travelling 7,000 miles in con
nectlon with tho work.
Durlner the month nf May tho people
of Windsor county uero Interested to
contribute nearly $7,000 to tho Y. M. C. A.
War Work and an effort to Increase this
support of tho work is to bo continued
Tho Association conducted a County Play
Festival, county-wide thrift campaign and
a lar.ie and successful summer camp for
boys and girls during tho year.
The Public Service Work at tho State
Fair grounds was not carried on this year,
tho fair not being held.
Mr. Hurd was re-engaged for the
twelfth tlmo to continue as County Sec
retary, and tho Committee agreed that
he should givo assistance to such War
Service hero In Vermont ns In his Judg-
menlNlomandcd his attention. Mr. Ilurd
has repeatedly been urged the past year
to leave tho state, but has decided to
continue his work In tho county for a
while longer.
Tho Treasurer icported a sustaining
membership of 70. which is above tho
average for the eleven years the Associa
tion In Windsor county has been in ex
lstancc. Considerable assistance has been given
to the Farm bureau, which since its or
ganization by the County Y. M. C. A.
Secretary, has been affiliated with tho
Windsor county association's work, Mr.
Hurd continuing to servo as Its secre
tary and hU' hums manager of tho Farm
Bureau Monthly Circular, published by
tho Farm bureau.
During tho year the Association was
given an automobile for tho use of the
Secretary which has been of very great
assistance in carrying on tho work.
Tho third State Boys' and Girls' Agri
cultural and Industrial exposition was
held enrly In tho year under the direc
tion Jointly of the Windsor County Y. M.
C. A. and several other organizations,
Mr. Hurd acting again as Its director and
A report giving a summary of ten years'
work was issued during early November,
At the presont time Mr. Hurd is acting
ns County Chairman of tho Food Admin
istration Pledge Card campaign, having
ibeen appointed by the Governor.
We are busy day and evening. You
can Join at any time for any course.
Write or 'phone 7057 for terms.
Vtrmont Buslniss Co.ltgs
that unless you protect
your property with In
surance you aro liable
to lose it at any old
time by flro. It seems,
tTiorofore, vory unwise
for good business men
to leave a twenty por
cent, margin of their
values unprotected.
Think It over.
The T. S. Peck
Insurance Agency
IIS Colics Street m
Eotab. ItM. taea IMS
' (is.
Serernl Interesting Additions through
GruerosMr of Mrs. C. A. Murray.
Several additions have been recently
made to tho museum of the University of
Vermont under tho personal direction of
Dean Georgo H. Perkins, through whose
untiring efforts the university museum
has been brought up to Its present high
standard. Part ot tho hew specimens were
donated by Mrs. C. A. Murray of this
city. These specimens Include a number
of Interesting and valuable artlclos from
South America, bows and arrows used by
the South American Indians, model
canoes, hammocks, water Jars and other
pottery used by the South American
natives and two very fine specimens of
the process of sawfish, also swordflsh.
There aro a number of Ane sheila In the
collection. Two fine snakeskins, including
one Anaconda skin and one diamond
rattlcsnnko skin are also among the speci
mens. Then there are a number of Oriental
articles,. Including slippers and shoes used
In Turkey, India, and the Far East.
Another collection of specimens which
have t just been bought for the museum
from Ellhu B. Taft of this elty, lnolude
tropteal birds, fine specimens of shells,
corals, minerals of many kinds, and quite
n few pieces of American Indian pottery,
bows nnd arrows and other articles. There
are also some race Chinese specimens
In the collection.
Ten per Cent, to Be Added to the Price
of Tickets.
The war tax on tickets to theatres and
movies will go Into effect today, when
local patrons of the movies and the stock
company will pay the Arst toll.
As the revenue law reads, the patron of
the attraction must pay 10 per cent, of
the purchase price -of his ticket. This
tax Is to bo turned over to the collector of
Internal revenue's office the Arst of each
month, and tho books of the theatre man
agers must be at all times open for In
spection by the authorities. The managers
are put upon their honor, but the penalty
for any evasion may reach as high as 20
years' Imprisonment.
The theatre Is not allowed to pay the
tax out of Its own receipts, for the law
specifically provides that the tax must be
paid by the public. In only two plaoes of
amusement In this city will a separata
ticket for the tax be given. That will be
at the World In Motion and the Orpheum,
which are under the same management,
that of Meader Martin, The other places
of amusement, the Majestic and The
Strong, will simply add the tax on to the
price of the ticket.
The matter of tho 15-cent rate has been
of much bother to movie managers all
over the country.
Manager Whalen, when Interviewed at
Tho Strong theatre yesterday, said that
he expected to raise the five-cent rate that
prevails for the balcony at his vaudeville
and movie entertainments, in order to do
away with tho six-cent rate of admission,
and thus cope with scarcity of pennies.
Tho war tax, he said, will come out of
the 10 cents admission. For the regular
play attractions, the tax will be as stated
In the law, one cent for every 10 cents or
fraction thereof of the amount paid for
admission. Thus, a $1.50 seat, will cost
$1,63; a $1 seat, $1.10; a 75 cent seat, 83
cents; and so on.
Managers Hutchinson nnd Lockwood of
the Majestic announced the following
schedule for their house: Afternoon, chil
dren 5 cents, war tax one cent, total, six
cents; adults, 10, tax one, total 11; reserved,
14, tax two, total, 16. Evening: Children, 10,
tax one, total, 11; adults, 14 tax, two, total,
16; reserved, 19, tax two, total 21. In return
for the splendid patronage given them In
their amusement business, the managers
decided to meet the public half way In re
gard to 15 and 20 cent admissions, and
lower the price respectively to 14 and It
cents, thus making the additional amount
to be paid by patron only one cent moro
than has been customary.
At the World in Motion and the
Orpheum, both movie houses, tax tickets
will bo given. The patron will pay six
cent's for his Ave-cent scat, 11 for the 10
cent seats, and 17 for the reserved 15 cent
seats. Both of those theatres have relative
ly few 15 cents scats.
Mr, none Aasld tiring Action against
Michael John.
Michael John of Colchester was made
tho defendant In a case of tort entered
at the county clerk's office Thursday by
Rnp Assld also of Colchc.Ucr.
I Mrs. Astld claims In her notltlon that
the defendant made an assault upon her
with force and arms and then and there
struck her a great many violent blows on
her head face and limbs. This, it Is
alleged, occurred on the sixth day of the
present month.
The plaintiff claims also that by rea
son of these blows she suffered and under
went great bodily pain. She also says
that sho was obliged to expend tho sum
of $jj for a cure for tho wounds, and that
because of these wounds she has been
wholly unable to attend to her business
and earn her living.
bhe claims as a result of all the fore
going that sho has suffered damages to
the extent of $1,000. It Is for the recovery
or this sum with Just costs', she says, that
she brings suit.
If that apartmont Is desirable, and the
rental is reasonable, you can demon
strate for yourself that classified adver
tising Paya.
No Relief Mrs. Brown Fim
ally Cured by Lydia E.
Pinkhamfs Vegetable
Cleveland, Ohio.-'' For yean I raf
f ered so sometimes it seemed as though
I could not stand
it any longer. It
was all in my lower
organs. At times I
could hardly walk,
for if I stepped on a
littlo stone I would
almost faint One
day I did faint and
my husband was
sent for end the doc
tor came. I was ta
ken to tho hospital
and stayed four weeks but when I came
home I would faint just the tamo and
bad the same pains.
A friend who is a nurse asked me to
try Lydia E. Pinkham's VegeUble Com
pound. I began taking it that very day
for I was suffering a great deal. It has
already dono mo moro good than the
hospital. To anyone who is suffering
os I wns my advice is to stop In the first
drug-storo and get a bottle of Lydia E.
Plnkham'a Vegetable Compound before
you go home. " Mrs. W. C. BROWN
2844 W. 12th S t... Cleveland, OHo. '
Train Paaena;ers Mast Par Eight per
Cent, to Ticket Agents.
The war tax on mileage tickets Is effec
tive November 1. Anyone now owning
part, or all, of a mileage ticket
will find .that conductors can not
nccept this unless the owner has paid 8 per
cent, to tho ticket agent before hoarding
the train. Ticket agents will mako tho
mileage books good for passage by attach
ing a war revenue pastor to the front
It Is understood that on a Journey to
BoBton, If time Is not given at White
Itlver Junction or Bellows Falls to pay
the tax to the Boston & Maine railroad
ticket agent, the conductor will be allowed
to collect the tax on the train.
Home Deasonstratlosi Departmeat Cam
paign Fixed for November B.
The date of the home demonstration de
partment campaign In this county has
been brought forward to November 6. The
original date set was November 12.
The object of the proposed campaign.
said County Agent Dana Monday, Is to
secure 300 members for the homo economics
section of tho Chittenden County Farm
Bureau, if this number can be seoured,
and there Is no apparent reason why It
can't, continued Mr. Dana, a demon
strator will be secured.
Tho duties of this woman will be to
teach In the various household of the
members subjects under six different
topics, such as: Project one, organization,
the department, clubs, local organizations,
boys' and girls' clubs; project two, food,
production, preservation, preparation, food
values, food selection, special diets; pro
ject three, household management, equip
ment, arrangement, organization, care of
rooms, labor saving devices; project four,
sanitation, the house food, civlo problems,
hygiene; project five, clothing, textiles,
selection, garment making, laundry work,
caro of clothing, renovation; project six,
conservation, food, clothing, fuel, labor.
The work by the demonstrator Is to be
carried out by lectures, demonstrations
and exhibits, association news, govern
ment publications, newspapers, local clubs,
circular letters, personal calls and office
Brethren of Fifth DUtrict Meet
Washington Lodge.
The annual meeting of the fifth Masonic
district was held In the Masonic Temple
Thursday afternoon and evening with
Washington Lodge, No. 3, F. and A. M
F. W. Baylies, W. M. On account of yes
terday's meeting occurring so early; in the
Masonic year, when numbers from out
side lodges had easy access to this city by
motor car and otherwise, 250 were present.
It was one of the largest gathering ever
assembled together by the fifth Masonic
The lodge was opened In form on the
third degree at 2:30 p. m. by Washington
Lodge, after which the Entered Appren
tice degree was worked In full form by
Webster Lodge, No. 61, George L. Ed
wards, W. M. The second and third En
tered Apprentice lectures were given by
members of North Star Lodge, No. 12, fol
lowed by the first section of the M. M.
degree, which was worked by Patriot
Lodge, No. S3, Roy D. Burritt, W. M. The
work wa later reviewed by R. W. Chris
tie B. Crowell, the grand lecturer.
At six p. m. a banquet was served in the
banquet hall at the Temple, and at seven
p. m. the lodge was again called to labor
and the reception of the grand lodge offi
cers took place. Very Interesting re
marks were made by these men, consist
ing of David O. Elliott, grand master of
the Masons of the State; Charles H. Dar
ling, paat grand maater; Banford Daniels,
past senior deacon, and Christie B. Cro
well, grand lecturer. Following these re
marks took place the last of the M. M.
degree, which was worked by Washington
An Interesting lecture was given near the
close ot the day's labors by Edward W.
Crannell. W. M., of Burltngton Lodge, No.
100, Illustrated with stereoptlcon views.
This work being completed. It was review
ed by the grand lecturer.
The meeting was in charge of Quy A.
Lamson, D. n. O. M of Wllllston.
Horticultural Society and Sugar Mai
era Coming Next Month.
Plans are developing rapidly for the
joint meeting of the Vermont Stato
Horticultural society and the Vermont
Sugar Makers' association, to be held in
Burlington the first week In December.
A number of out-of-state speakers and
demonstrators have been engaged and
there Is every promise of a large meeting
and a good exhibition of Vermont
products. The exhibition will be held In
the Howard Relief hall, and it Is hoped
that producers of vegetables and fruits
throughout the State will set aside a
liberal supply to compete for the usual
premiums and to demonstrate to visitors
at the show the excellent quality nf garden
and orchard products that may be grown
In the State.
Flying Chair End Disagreement be
tween Porter aad Proprietor.
Abdallah Mady's restaurant on Battery
street waa the scene of a small riot about
eleven o'clock Saturday morning, and as
a result Henry F, Crawford, a Pullman
car porter from Boston, was arrested by
the police on a warrant Issued by State's
Attorney Martin charging breach of the
peace. Tho complainant was Mrs. Mady,
Abdallah's wife. Crawford Is now out on
ball of $60, furntBhed by his attorney, John
J. Enright. His case will bo disposed of
In city court next Saturday morning.
According to the story told by Crawford
In the police station Saturday morning,
he claims that he and two other porters
(all three colored men) went to the Mady
restaurant for a bite to eat after com
pleting thoir run to this city from Boston.
Crawford saya that he called for a moal
consisting of eggs ar.d beefsteak, and that
before the order was carried out he
decided to cancel it. It waa when this
rescinding order reached the ears of the
restaurateur, Mady, that the trouble
"You black' so and so," Crawford says
Mady then called him. Following this.
Crawford claims that Mady kicked him,
drawing "first blood." Crawford says that
at this point he became enraged, and,
grabbing a chair, hurled It at his
antagonist,, because, he said, "according
to the Constitution of the United States,
you have a right to kill a man to protect
yourself." Then he says he and tho two
other colored men disappeared.
As a result of the chair's trip through
space the Madys claim that dishes were
smashed and furniture was damaged. It
was some time after the arrival of the
police before the equilibrium of the place
waa restored.
James Edwards, 208 Harriett St., Mont
gomery, Ala., writes: My whole family
Is using Foley's Honey and Tar Com
pound now-the little ones and the old
ones. It has cured our coughs and broken
our colds." Foley's Honey and Tar
clears stopped air passages, heals raw
Inflamed membranes, removes phlegm and
eases sore chest. J, W. O'Sulllvan. so
Church st iadvl-
Red Cross Christmas Seals to Continue
War against Tuberculosis.
Hero Is the Red Cross Real for
Christmas, 1917, by far the hnndsomcst
seal the Red Cross has ever printed.
The date for placing the seals on sale
has been changed from November ir to
November 6, In ordor that tho Christ
mas packages for our soldiers In
France may bear these littlo stickers,
telling them that the folks at homo
are not slacking In their fight against
In Vermont the seal sale will bo un
der the management of the Vermont
Association for the Prevention of Tu
berculosis and 90 per cent, of tho net
proceeds will bo used by that associa
tion to fight tuberculosis In Vermont.
This association, although only a year
old, has received tho highest commen
dation for the things it has accomp
lished from the president and secretary
of the State board of health and wolfaro
workers throughout the State. At tho
annual meeting of the directors, it was
voted that In addition to keeping up the
educational and relief activities of the
association, an effort should bo mado
to start a "preventorium" for anaemic
children who have beon exposed to
tuberculosis. H. W. Slooum, secretary
of the association, defines a preventor
ium as a temporary home and open air
school combined where tho children aro
given every chance to get well, learn
how to keep well and, finally, go to
their homes and tell what they have
learned to others.
The opinion la unanimous throughout
tho country that on account of the war,
the work to control tuberculosis must
Increase. The pi evalenco of the dis
ease is Increasing in Europo and only
the most strenu us efforts will protect
the United States from a like misfor
tune. The Red Cross Seals sell at one
cent each and afford everyone, young
and old, an opportunity to contribute
John J. Enright Appointed to Succeed
Claude D. Graton.
John J. Enright received his commis
sion Saturday morning from Judge Har
land B. Howe of St. Johnsbury as United
States commissioner to succeed Claude
D. Oraton, who Is now out of the State.
His last postofflce address was somewhere
In Louisiana and was previously in Ala
bama. Mr. Enright when seen by a Free Press
man Saturday morning, said he had re
ceived the commission from Judge Howe
that morning, and although he was an
extremely busy man at tho time would
try to do all In his power to fill the
oflice In a satisfactory manner.
Judge Howe was in this city last week
and held a consultation with Mr. Enright
at the Hotel Vermont. It Is supposed that
It was at this time that Mr. Enright
was prevailed upon to accept the office.
Practical Work In Connection
Course at Morrill Hall.
Work began last week in the laboratory
at Morrill hall, in connection with the
course In dairy manufacturing. The
students who take this course this year
will have more opportunity for practical
work than havo those who havo taken
the course in the past. In provlous
years, only a few weeks have been de
voted to work in the laboratory. This
year a whole half year will be given
over to this work and It will be tho
aim of the Instructors to bring the course
down to practical affairs and approach
as closely as possible to actual factory
Any Tuesday or Thursday afternoon,
the boys who aro taking tills course may
be soon in their spotless white coats
and caps wo: king busily In tho laboratory
on the lower floor of Morrill hall. Theso
young men, when they have finished the
course, will be ready to go out as factory
men In the manufacture of dairy prod
ucts, and will have had enough practi
cal experience In this work so that they
will know Just how to go at things and
will not have to bo shown tho dlffeient
kinds of machinery in the place and
havo It expUlnrd to them mtnutely be
fore they enn do any work. Tho labora
tory at Morrill hall is fitted out with
all the latest machinery for dairy manu
facturing and tho boys are taught Its
use and how to keep it in first-class con
dition. The students in this course are divided
Into groups or sections which work on
different things at different times. For
Instance, one group runs a market-milk
plant, receiving, separating, clarlrylng,
pasteurizing, etc.. Just as In a regular
market-milk plant. Another section
handles buttor-maklng, ripens and churns
the cream, and makes the butter as if
they were operating a regular commer
cial butter establishment.
Another section works on cheese and
Ice cream. The cheese Includes many
different varieties, cream, pimento, cot
tage, club, and "Young America." The
boys also make excellent ice cream which
disappears quite rapidly when any ot the
other students get into tho laboratory.
Of course, these products arc all made
for experimental purposes, but some very
excellent cheese, ice cream, butter, butter
milk and other products are turned out
by the students, especially by thoso who
have had some experience In the work.
It is the plan of the Instructors, In order
to make tho courso more worth while,
to sell such productB as aro not needed
and use the money to improve the work
of the course, buy new apparatus, etc.
This does not moan thnt any wholesale
business will be solicited. However, the
products which aro mado by the boys on
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons nro
to bo on sale at Morrill hall on Wed
nesdays and Fridays, and It Is expected
that the people who live nearby will
take advantage of tho opportunity to get
fresh dairy products handled in a per
fectly sanitary way. Such milk and
cream as are not used in tho experiments
also will be disposed of In this way.
Hlthlv antiseptic.
Used as a curative
for all external
Un trmiMe. Conceals
reduces unnatural
color. Ideal for correcting
creasy skins.
Oriental Cream
SmdJOe. for Trial SUt
Sold to Have Ileen Purchased by Two
Men under Arrest.
lll,.1,r.r,1 T Ullll.n.. nn,1 Wllllnm TV
Hoarscband, both of this city, the former
and the laUer a resident of Battery
street, wcro arrested by Deputy United
States Marshall Thomas Reeves Tuesday.
Both tho men were arrested on govern
ment warrants Issued by United States
commissioner John J. Enright. These
warrants chanre the men with Illegally
purchnslne government nnnnllrn nf the
soldiers at the Post.
Tho men woe brought to the United
States district attorney's office in the fed
eral building, where ball was fixed for
their release until tho time of the trial.
In tho case of Hoarseband the govern
ment asked tho sum of IM0, while In
Sllllman's case $200 was exacted. T. P.
Daley went bondsman for Sllllman and
F. a. Webster Is bondsman for Hoarse
band. United States District Attorney Ver
non A. Bullard appeared for the govern
ment at tho hearing.
When Marshal Reeves called at the SII
llman piaco with his search warrant, Mr,
Sllllman turned the contraband that hi
had In his possession over without a wort
of protest. Two pairs of army shoei
were all that Sllllman had purchased from
a soldier, and for these he paid $2.00 a
pair. At the Hoarseband place, the mar
shal made a thorough search and suc
ceeded In finding Incriminating evidence
that consisted of four sweaters, two
shirts, one pair of drawers, an army
slicker nnd a pair of army shoes. Foi
the shoes Hoarscband told the marshal
that ho paid the sum of $2.00 and th
sweaters cost him 30 cents apiece. He did
not know what he paid for the othel
W. D. Sunderland, Indicted In Feb
ruary, Now In Jail.
William D. Sunderland of Shoreham was
brought to this cltyTuesday by Deputy
United States Marshal Thomas Reeves
and lodged in tho county jail.
Sunderland was Indicted by the grand
jury at the February term of United
States court In this city last February
on tho charge of sending obscene litera
ture through the malls.
At the time of his indictment It was
set up that his whereabouts was un
known, and so In fact It was. It was
learned later by Marshal Reeves that the
man was at work In Bridgeport, Conn.,
and that he had relatives in Shoreham.
By keeping a sharp eye since that time
on the homes of the relatives, tho man
was apprehended Tuesday by the deputy
Everett I. Soule Elected President at
Annual Meeting.
Everett I. Soule of this city was elected
president of the Vermont Association of
Credit Men at their annual meeting in the
New Sherwood Tuesday. Other officer
elected were: C. L. "Woodbury, vice
president; and N. L. Stanley, secretary
treasurer, also of Burlington.
The meeting Tuesday opened with a
banquet nt 6:30, at which many members
of tho association were present. Follow
ing the banquet the regular reports of tho
officers were heard, remarks being mado
by the retiring president, F. E. Kimball.
A general discussion was next In order.
The topic was how best to find ways and
means whereby the association might be
enlarged and thereby prove of larger
service to the credit men of Vermont.
As an outcome of this discussion the
slogan, "Every Credit Man in Vermont a
Member of the Vermont Association of
Credit Men," was most enthusiastically
The association Is ot the opinion that it
has been demonstrated that In these days
of doubt and uncertainty, when nono
know what the morrow will bring forth,
that It is a duty which every Arm owes
its credit man to keep him enlightened
on the credit problems cf the world. They
claimed also Tuesday that the best
way this can be done is by means of a
membership in the National Association
of Credit Men, of which the Vermont
association is an affiliated branch.
Bradstreet's Burlington office reports
advices received from granite manufac
turers of building work are to the effect
thnt whllo there has been no large work
placed there appears to bo a steady move
ment for more business. A number of
small Jobs are said to have been placed.
With slate quarries and manufacturers
labor is well employed but new business
Is coming in rather slowly. The condi
tions surrounding marble business show
but llttln change.
Maniif.ioturTs of garments and over
alls rei'ort a live demand with a larga
production. Woolen mills aro operating
as full as possible and some mills aro
operating on extra hours. There is need
of skilled spinners. The demand for
shoddy is good. Knit goods and hosiery
plants are doing their utmost to take
caro of business on hand but need skilled
Retail merchant trade In some localities
is somewhat quiet.
Advices from farming sections Indicate
crop production per acre has fallen below
expectations but by reason of extra
amount of acreage planted a good yield
has been experienced. Potatoes are rot
ting badly.
Collections as a whole are classed as
only fair. Only two failures were report
ed in the State thus far this month af
fecting mercantile interests, as compared
with seven for the same month of a
year ago.
Oct. 27, 1917.
(From the Vergennea Enterprise)
A correspondent has written us that on
June S, we published two Items: ona
stating E. R. Hopkins of Rutland hnd
started 40 hills of potatoes from potato
peelings, and tho other that Frank 51.
Rogers of Vergennes was trying the Cali
fornia system of planting potatoes In
layers In a crib 8 feet long, 6 feet wide and
6 feet high. The correspondent desires
to know how theso experiments panned
out. So would wo. The Item was copied
from nn exchange so possibly an exchange
can answer It. Newport Standard and
For tho benefit of the Newport editor
It can bo said that Dr. F. M. Rogers of
Vergennes "dug" his potato crib this
week, and the results were disappointing.
From an Investment of a peck of Beed
ho got about three pecks of potatoes.
Ordinarily In this section a peck of seed
would yield from S to 10 bushels. Dr.
Rogers is inclined to the theory that this
story of wonderful returns of potato cribs
was started by a Prussian sympathiser,
In order to get people to doing It and thus
havo tho crop provo almost a total failure.
"Foley's Honey and Tar Is great," writes
L. W. Day, C3 Campbell Ave., E., Detroit,
Mich. "It relieves bronchitis quickly.
My complaint has almost gone and I
hope never to have It again." Time and
tho experience of thousands have proved
that there Is no better medicine for coughs
colds or croup. Oct tho genuine. J. W.
O'Sulllvan, 30 Church st. (Adv)

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