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FHE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES; THPB8PATt NOVEMBER 8, 1917. SCHQOLFQR RADIO OPERATORS Another Department to Be Add ed at University. Indent! In Coure Will Be Tnkcn from "Conscripted Men of Second and r i Following Drafts Seselone In Evening. Another department Is noon to be added to the work of Instruction at the Uni versity of Vermont. Thin lu a school for radio or buszer operators. The federal board for vocational education has mado an appeal to nil of the schools In the coun try to take up this work. It Is stated that 16,000 buzzer or radio operators are needed Jt the earliest possible date. The signal dorps of the army cannot supply men fast enough and the regular course of the signal corps Is much more Intricate than necessary for merely radio or buzzer op erating. It has been decided, therefore, to train operators for this work from the list of conscripted men of the second nnd fol lowing drafts. Their Instruction Is to begin, through the assistance of the Kchools of the nation, within a very short time. They will then get a good start with tho work before they are called into the cantonments. The University of Vermont Is the first school In the State to respond to this call from the federal board, Dean J. W. Votey of the engineering department is now taking up the matter with the idea of getting the new school into operation as soon as possible. The engineering depart ment is already fully equipped for this kind of work, owing to the fact that tho Very beet of apparatus has been put In for the signal corps school of instruction. It Is expected, also, that some of the mem bers of the signal corps will bo engaged as Instructors In the new school. , .The sessions will be held In the evening because the laboratories at the university ire already overcrowded during the day, so that another course could not possibly be squeezed In. Also, It Is expected that a large part of the men who are likely to at tend the coure will be busy during the day, and can best take the time for this work during the early part of the evening. It has not been definitely decided how many evenings a week will be given to the new school of Instruction, but Dean Votey ex pects that three evenings will be enough to start with. If the class shows sufficient interest, and is large enough to warrant It, Ave or six evenings will probably be Utilized each week, with the instructors alternating. The classes will last from seven until nine o'loclock according to present plans. Nobody but the men who are on tho draft list, and who are likely to be "calljed for the second or third draft, will be Admitted to tills school for the present. Also, each applicant must pass a phy sical examination under the regular con scription laws In order to be eligible to enter the school. Although Dean Votey states that the univorslty 'Is ready to open this course on a week's notice. It Is not thought probable that It will be possible to get It Into operation Inside of two weeks, ft, will first be necessary to get a com plete list of the conscripted men in this vicinity. A circular letter will then be Mailed to each of those on the list, ex plaining to them the reasons for and ad vantages of the course and giving them the opportunity to apply for admission if they so desire. Those who apply will then have to take the regular physical examination before the exemption board and go through the process of claiming exemption, If they Intend to do so. It la not the Intention to admit anyone to the course who will not have to go Into the army under the draft system. . It Is stated authoritatively that It will probably take about 200 hours of actual training to give the men who receive this Instruction the required speed In sending and receiving. The speed re quired to qualify is 20 words a minute. Men who take up this work, upon going to the cantonment at the time they are really drafted Into tho service, will be transferred to the signal corps depart ment and given more special training and an opportunity for more rapid advance ment than they could possibly hope for by going In as privates In the ranks. It Is understood that this training ' Is for the war service' only. There Is no requirement about remaining in the work after the close of the war. No charge will be made to the men taking the course. They will have to give only their time nnd attention. Any applica tions for admission to tho course may be sent to Dean J. W. Votey. MONDAY IN PnODATK COUIIT. In probate court Monday licenses to. sell real estate was granted In the estate of George W. and Jed W. Irish, minor wards, of Jericho. J -The will of Jesse D. Thompson, late or Colchester, was filed for probate yes terday. Sophia Ulrlch of Richmond was ap pointed administratrix of the estate of Frank A. Ulrlch, late of Richmond. F. H- Shepardson and F. O. Nichols of the una town were appointed commission ers ana appraisers. 1 H. H. Wheeler of South Burlington yas appointed administrator of the es tate of George H. Eddy, late of Shel burne. H. W. Tracy and Walter F. Palmer of the same town were appoint ed commissioners and appraisers. George S. Howe and Ernest J. Spauld Ink were appointed commissioners and appraisers In the estate of Benjamin R, Seymour, late of this city. A settlement and decree were made In the estate of Jerusha C. Brown, late of thla city. Central Vermont Ry. TIME TABLE IN EFFECT October 28, 1017. , 4:15 " da"? tn Montreal ano . ,.. Chicago, '7:15 m., except Sunday for Boa ton and Springfield. Broilet buffet parlor car from Bur llngton without change, due Boston 4:38 p. m. 7:05" n.. except Sunday for 8L Johnsbury and Portland. 10:05"' m" "wept Sunday for St Albans. 10:05-" m- Sunday only for St. Al. bans. i 11:05 m" "ally for Boston and New York; for New London week days only. Through , parlor car, coaches, and InlnK 1 car Essex Jet. to BoBton and through coach and parlor cm White River Junction to New York. ill .05 m" Sunday only, for St Al toans. 4 at fe C A M n . Albans. !- 4:28 P- "- xeept Sunday for St 440 p- m'' except Sunday for St Albans, Rouses Point. Ogdens- v oura. wemora ano Montreal. Also for Montpelter and White River Junction. ;S;55 P- m dally for Montreal and dally from Montreal and - tourist sleeping cars from Es sex Jet. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to Chicago, with, out change. r VlBB P- " Sunday only for Whlto jt , River Junction. 11:40 P' m dally, through sleeping J,-.. car from Burlington to Boston . ' nlnPAl nr nppiinnntv at QOA if p. m. Sleeping car from Eo ex Jet. to Springfield. Wt U filI-VBB, TICJUBlt AQXHT, CUT WOOD NOW. When Possible to Get This Fact Do Not Hum C'onl. J. W. O'Sulllvnn, chairman of the Bur lington fuel commltteo, has received tho following letter which H. J. M. JonesVer mont fuel administration, Ih somlfnir to local fuel committees throughout tlio Ktate: Montpcllcr, Vt Nov. 1, 1017. Vermont In past years lias provided a largo amount of wood for fuel purposes. Reports received from all parts of the State Indicate that this production was decreased to such an extent during the past year that very little dry wood Is In tho market and that tho price of such has greatly Increased. For years many com munities have depended on wood for fuel, and to have this supply cut off now will bo a great hardship to them. This state of affairs Is especially alarm ing when wo take Into consideration tho great shortage of coal and tho difficulty In securing It. Wo must not allow this condition to continue. To avoid It, wo must bend all of our energies toward awakening the people to tho necessity of procuring wood for next year. We can ob tain some dry wood by cutting up trees that have fallen by tho wind or that nro more or less decayed. Such wood can be usod for lmmedlato needs, although It Is somewhat Inferior, but will answer our purpose In such an emergency as exists to-day. Therefore, you are requested to start a campaign in your locality at once for wood cutting and to mako popular tho slogan, "Saw Wood." We who are not called to the trenches have a duty to perform at home, and no one can render a better service to Uncle Sam than to Increase tho height of the wood pile. If each of us will do our sharo In this direction, it will be a large con tribution toward winning the war for humanity, liberty nnd right. Respectfully yours, H. J. M. JONKS, Vermont Fuel Administrator. VOTES NOT WANTED. Vermont Anti-Suffrage Association Iloldn Annnnl Meeting. Tht annual meeting of the Burling ton branch of tho Vermont Association Opposed to Woman Suffrago was held at the home of Mrs. Edward Wells, 01 Summit street, Monday afternoon The reports of the secretary and treas urer were given. The secretary's re port showed a gain of 69 members for the year, bringing the membership up to 906 members. As there have been some deaths and removals from the city, the society feels that this year's report of membership Is very encour aging. After the reports were given these officers were elected: President, Mrs. Edward Wells; vice-president, Mrs. Frederick E. Kimball; treasurer, Mrs. Walter C. Isham; secretary, Miss Mar garet L. Emerson. These four officers were re-elected. The executive and publicity committees were also elected. The executive committee is composed of Mrs. George E. Whitney, Mrs. H. C. Humphrey, Mrs. Arthur S. Isham, Mrs. H. R. Watklns, Mrs. B. D. Bartlett, Mrs. R. C. Miles and Mrs. J. E. McConnpll. The publicity committee is composed of Mrs. Henry U Ward, Mrs. H. C. Tlnkham, Mrs. Edmund C. Mower, Mrs. Donly C. Hawley. Plans wero discussed for the meetings throughout the year, and many reports were read, among them being the State association's report. Following the business meeting a so- U-BOATS LARGER. So Says Harry Flint of Boston, n Sailor Now In Town. Harry Flint of Boston, a sailor from the U. S. S. destroyer Fanning, was a caller at the local navy recruiting sta tion Tuesday. Mr. Flint has but re cently returned from European watois. He went on board a destroyer which was one of many that acted as convoy to safeguard tho American troops from the German submarines. He will be In this city until Saturday, when ho Is to leave for "somowhere" to report for duty on the U. S .S. destroyer Thornton, a brand new torpedo boat. While in thl city he Is the guest of his brother-in-law, Joseph Agcl. Mr. Flint reports seing a German sub marine every day whilo on the other side, adding that the new submarines wero much larger and faster than tho previous ones. Among the many stor ies he told yosterday of the trickery of the officers of the U-boats was one where they would hoist a pole that re sembled a periscope on the boat. This pole would be the means of drawing several shots from the allied boats. Im mediately after gaining their point they would submerge and come up on tho opposite side of a boat to be attacked, where the torpedo would be discharged. Another trick thnt the Germans re sort to after being shot at, is to release several gallons of oil on the water. This is tione to give the allied naval men the idea that they have made a successful hit and bagged another sub. Mr. Flint claims that he has substan tial knowledgo of the fact that many more U-boats are sent to tho bottom or bagged by the allies than over reach us, and claims that the best submarine men Germany possessed are all gone, which necessitates the Teutons sending green men to man their fleets of sub marines. These men all go against their will. becauso the understanding Is'that thoy are to surrender their boat under no circumstances. Tho orders are to blow up the U-boat with all on board when they are bagged, so as to render Impos sible the capture of the boats. This Is done by the Germans so as to prevent foreign governments from learning the secrets of their construction. SOME WAVE. Benevolent Old Lady (to Jack Tar) I suppose you have seen tome hard times, sailor Jack Tar Lor lumme, mum, I should Just say as I 'avo. Why me and six pals was once on the crest of one wave for 14 hours with only one bit of baccy to chow between us. Philadelphia Ledger, YOU KNOW PERFECTLY WELL that unless you protect your property with In surance you are liable to lose it at any old time by fire. . It seoms, therotoro, vory unwiso for good business men to leavo a twenty per cent, margin of their val.uos unprotected. Think It over. Th T. S. Peck Insurance Agncy I.VSUHAKCtt MILBAUB K College street 1H Beteb. IMfc lararp. Phnae Oil ,. ii i - MAY LICENSE INFANTS' HOMES Radical Steps under Considera tion by Aldermen. IncreitNlnir Knmber of Delinquent nnd Abandoned Children 1'romptn City Fathers to Take Action rtou tlnc Ilnslness of Hoard, The principal business before the regular monthly meeting of tho board of aldermen Monday had to do with an ordinance In relation to the licensing nnd tho regulation of houses and boarding places for the caro nnd maintenance of Infants In this city, which was submitted by Mayor Jack son. After the views of nearly all of the aldermen had been heard In relation to the resolution, It was voted that Chairman Luck appoint a committee of three to In vestigate) tho resolution nnd report back at the next meeting. City Attorney H. 8. Peck expressed his views on tho matter from a legal standpoint, nnd Thomas Magner, a member of the board of charities and probation, was also present, to explain that tho action that brought forth this resolution was to bo found In tho report of the State probation officer, recently submitted at tho State's attor ney's office before a number of representa tive citizens. The Idea In the mayor's resolution is thnt no person shall establish, conduct, manage or maintain In this city a house or other boarding place for the care, rear ing and management of Infants between birth nnd tho nge of 12 years without first having obtained a license so to do. Any person desiring to establish, con duct, manngo or maintain any such house should bo compelled to apply In writing for a license so to do, and the fee for such a llcenso should be two dollars. It Is stated In the resolution that the board of health should formulate, adopt and have printed such regulations as the board shall see fit for the proper carry ing out of the ordinance, and that they shall see to It that the number of Infants going into any one house will be limited. From the restrictions outlined In the resolution, corporations and societies now existing in this city shall not be subject ed to the provisions of the ordinance, which state that any violator of tho pro posed ordinance shall be punished by a fine of 100 or by Imprisonment, for not moro than SO days for each offense. It Is hoped to frame this resolution to curb the many delinquent children that are now mind will be seeking care of this city, because of their having been desert ed by their parents. Similar cases spring up from time to time of where a mother will leave an Infant In the care of some woman for a monthly or weekly stipend. After a few months the money for the csild's food and clothing ceases to come and then the child Is turned over to the poormastcr for the city for care. It Is believed that by compelling these women to take out licenses to conduct these baby farms that the matter can be adjusted satisfactorily. For one thing. It will be necessary for those desiring to leave the caro of their babies to others to give the child's name, Its par entage with their place of residence and to show where the maintenance proper for the care of the child Is to be derived. There was a communication from Mar tin S. Vilas, read personally, relative to a refund of property taxes, which was referred to the finance committee. Mr, Vilas claims that ho sold a house on Crowley street to John Forvllle about a year ago, and that he paid the taxes when they came to htm In his tax bill, as did also the present owner. There was a communication from the Rev. J. F. Olllls requesting a license to hold moving picture shows In the audi torium of the new high school once or twice a week. Tho permit was granted without the exaction of a license fee, providing the pictures are of an educa tional character. V resolution to borrow the sum of J20.000 to meet the city's accruing ex penses was offered by Alderman Hall. It was adopted. There was a petition from the Burling ton lighting plant requesting power to erect lights on posts In front of the ofllco building on Bank street. It was granted subject to the approval of tho llcenso committee. There Is snnio question as to whether Max L. Powell's garago on St. Paul street Is put up according to the city ordlnanco In regard to the Inner lire district. It was pointed out at tho meeting that when the roof on the gar age was put on It should have been composed of tar and gravel, according' to tho agreement. Instead It Is parold roofllng that was used. This, It Is claimed, causes a fire menace, as In case of firo to the adjoining building the roof on tho now garage would Ignite easily. There 'is a flno of $50 for a violation of tho ordinance in re gard to the Inner fire district. All the reports presented from the various departments wore accepted and placed on file lastnlght, and Chairman Luck was busy for over an hour read ing bills presented. BILLS PAID. Tho principal bills ordered paid wore as follows: Electric light department, October statement, S,f5C.E3; charity department, October statement, 11,208.- 62; water department, October state ment, $3,569.40; fire department, Octo ber statoment, $1,018.72; fire depart ment, October payroll, $1,673.29; police department, October statement, $67.16; police department, October payroll, $2, 316; park department, October state ment, $210.70; F. H. McCale, collecting garbage In October, $275; Dr. F. J. En nls, salary and expenses as health of ficer, $127.53; streot lights for October, $1,823.73; street department, October statement, $3,466.86; library depart ment, $343.07; Edith McCully, former protectlvo matron, $75. SHOT IN THE WOODS. Hancock Lumberman Brought to Hos pital with Bullet In Lrjr. Fred Sprague, a lumberman about 47 years of ago, who lives in the town of Hancock, was brought to the Mary Fletchor hospital late Saturday night with a bad bullet wound in his leg. According to reports of tho affair, Mr. Sprnguo was accidentally shot during tho lattor part of Friday afternoon. It Is Bald that he was on his way home, walking through the woods from tho lumber camp. He stopped beside a tree and, whilo standing motionless, was mistaken by a pausing hunter as sonio sort of animal of the woods, and fired upon. Tho bullet entered his leg between the knee and the hip, .slanted upward and went out on the opposite xldo of the leg close to the hip, Mr. Sprague was alone at the time, but was later found by William Beck with of Hancock, who assisted him in getting homo. Tho wounded man was accompanied to tho hospital by his wife, Mr, Heckwlth and Walter Combs. HAVE IT HANDY FOR CHOUI' Grandmothers and mothers who have raised families of children have learned from experience that It pays to keep a bottle of Foley's Honey and Tar In the house ready for emergency. It gives prompt rellof from dreaded croup attacks, checks coughs and colds, and relieves whooping cough. A safe medicine no opiates. J, W. O'Sulllvan, 30 Church st BURGLARY THE CHARGE. fieorge Iltirko Given a Hearing and Case Continued Divorce Petitions. flcortro Burke, a youth who claims Rut land as his home, was brought Into county court before Judge Fish Friday after noon on an Information fllod against him by the State's attorney, which charged burglary. After a hearing In the case he was remanded to the sheriff's cus tody until Monday, The young lad was arrested early last wook at the Collins summer camp on the lake shore. He had been living there since Sunday, It Is thought, becauso he had no home. Burke told the court yesterday that hie mother was dead and that his father was at present fighting In France. Ho sold that he entered the Col lins camp by a back window at first and emerged by a door thereafter. He claim ed that his purpose in entering the camp was not to steal but to seek shelter. Tho divorce case of Sara E. Swallow vs. William S. Swallow was discontinued without prejudice, as was the divorce case of Jessie L. Bailey vs. Fred J. Balloy. Two contract cases were settled by Judg ment being entered as per stipulation. They were those of Clark A. Rood vs. Frank E. Thompson et al, and Clark A. Rood vs. Frank E. Thompson. The divorce case of Rose Gingras Label 1 vs. Fred Label! was entered discontinued, becauso of the death of the petitionee. No decisions were rendered In the di vorce cases of Edward Gregory vs. Alice J. Gregory and Estella Brooks vs. Frank E. Brooks, both of which were heard Friday. COLD AND WET Meteorological Characteristics of the Month of October In Darlington. Meteorologist J, K. Hooper of the local station of the United States weather bu reau reports a mean temperature of 45 degrees in Burlington during October, which Is two degrees below the normal temperature for the month and the lowest for any October since 1907. The highest point reached Inst month was 69 degrees, on the 19th, and the lowest was 28 de grees, on the 23d. The greatest dally range was 27 degrees, on the 19th. and the least dally range was three degrees, on the 31st. The precipitation amounted to 5.67 Inches, the greatest for any October In the last 33 years and more than two Inches above the normal for the month, which Is 3.16 Inches. The prevailing wind was from the south, the total movement 8,826 miles, the average hourly velocity 11.9 miles, and the maximum velocity 50 miles per hour, from the south on the 19th. There wero only three clear days In the month, with six partly cloudy and 22 cloudy days. Precipitation In quantity sufficient to measure occurred on 18 days. A solar halo was noted on the 23d, a lunar halo on the 27th, sleet on the 16th and 24th, fog on the 5th and 6th, a thunder storm on the 28th, light frost on the 7th, heavy frosts on the 10th and 12th, and a killing frost on the 21st. CHANGE IN MANAGERS. John Harding- Succeeds M. F. Whalen at Vermont nnd Van Nena. Michael F. Whalen of Troy, N. Y., since April 1 manager of the Hotels Vermont and Van Ness, has severed his connec tion with these hostelrles and leaves this week for Camden Heights, S. C, where he is to take up his duties as manager of the Kirkwood. The new manager is John Harding of Saranac Lake, N. Y. Mr. Harding Is already here to take up his duties. Mr. Whalen, who contracted to run the hotels for the proprietor, Max L Powell, during the summer months, has proven himself a most efficient and most rellablo manager, and he has won alike the confidence of the guests as well as the hotel employes. Ills genial man ner In making all the patrons of the Vermont and Van Ness enjoy a feeling of homtness while domiciled therein Is a byword with those who regularly patronlzo the hotels. His departure will bo regretted. Tho hotel which Mr. Whalen will toko charge of Is situated In a charming atmosphere nnd tho clientele grows from year to year. It is to the South that one naturally turns In considering tho winter rest period, especially for Its won derful recuperative benefits, and already tho reservations because of this fact are many. In addition, America's leisure class Is now turning towards the plcturo spots of our own country. Tho new manager, Mr. Harding, has had many years experience In the man agement of hotels throughout New York State, and comes here highly recom mended. He served his apprenticeship at Paul Smith's, N. Y. UNCLAIMED LETTERS. Lfst of unclaimed letters in the Burling ton postofflce tor the week ending Octo ber 27, 1917: WOMEN'S LIST. Doris Bashaw, Mrs. M. L. Baldwin, Mrs. Delia Bacon Miss Carlyss Bissonette, Mary Butler, Miss L. Butler, Nancy Clark, Mrs. John Colby, Mrs. M. J. Cross, Bertha Crepas, Victoria Ducharmo, Agnes M. Dc vlne, Mrs. Wm. Dalton, Agnes Fitzger ald, Mrs. G. D. Flnlay, Mary A. Flad, Mr. P. A Oraham, Mrs. Martha Gillette, Mrs. Tied C. Uuodwln, Mrs. Mary Ham mond, Miss II, E. Horsey, MIsb Jennie Hemmlngway, Mrs. G. H. Hlgbee, Mrs. Rena James, Miss Johnson, Mrs. Frank Lowe, Mrs. Herman Lehn, Mrs. Wm. Lessard, Miss Paulino Leonard, Katherin Lamonder, Mario La Row, Mrs. Alice Moss, Leila T. Miller, Bessie Moes, Bea trice McGuIre, Mrs. J. Mackay, Mrs. Liz zie Martell, Mrs. Louise Marchess, Miss Grnce Manning-. Mrs. Clevoland Perkins, Mrs. Cornelia Totter, Mrs. Harry Tol lard, M. Reddlngton, Miss Anna B. Root, Miss Helen Rutsell, Joyce Stanley, Mrs. Ella Stone, Mrs. George Stowell, Mrs. Alfred Shattuck, Miss Elolse Sanders, Mrs. Alice Sails, Miss Sophie Todd, Mrs. Abble Wight, Miss Stella Wilson, Madam Vaulcr. MEN'S LIST. Claron J. Allen, Mr. Baldwin, Camllle Billings, Chas. Bissonette, Mrs. C. H. Bllllngsley, .1. M. Bullock, Arthur D. But terflold, Chas. Brassau, Joe Bodah, C. E. Colburn, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Douglas, P. Delaney, Eugene Davison, Rev. A. B. Davlslon, Clarence N. Emery. Paul E. Fnlrchlld (2), Harry Felnsteln, Percy Foster (2), Alvln French, Frank A. Ful ler, Frank Hill, Glen Harris, W. Harris. J. Uamlner, Chas. Jock, Edward Ken worthy, II. E. Kimball, Mllo F. Lawrence, Kvarlsse Lanlg, Stanley Morse, J. L. Morris, F, , Mac Robert, C. J. Mason, Ernest Machla, Nelson Sample Shop, Fred Patno, Mr. and Mrs. Will Parker, Ross s. Perry, Francis Plankey, M. D. rowers, Solon Prince. Jr.. W. L. Ranch Rafael Rock, Geo. Stahtol, Walter Hale nquires, uarney Smith, Sidney Smith, c. E. Sarles, Fred Santwcre, Amos Thomp son. Geo. Talcott, J. A. Vallencourt, Geo. A, Zlcglar. mimimimiiiifliu Prerve the skin andcomplexion Indefinitely. Rttiins the Beauty of Youth when youth b but a memory. Your appearance W always be the wonder of your friends If y U1 Gouraud't Oriental Cream StndlOc, for Trial Sit FERD T. HOPKINS A SON. New York luuiiiimjumuiuuiui THE RED CROSS Annual Meeting of Vermont Chapter to Be Held Friday. Among the speakers who are scheduled to deliver addresses at the annual meet ing of the Vermont Chapter of the Amer ican Red Cross, which will be held In this city noxt Friday, November 9, are Gov. Horace F, Graham; Major Edward Archibald, Canadian expodltlonary force, on duty as' medical officer at the front In France, May, 1915, to 1917; W. H, D. Mil ler of the Quebec provincial branch of the Canadian Red Cross; Prof, Robert W. Moore, Ph. D., of Colgate University, New York, organiser of Red Cross chap ters In New, .York State; James Jack son, New England division manager of the American Red Cross; and Miss Lavlnla Newell, director of the woman's work of the New England division of the Amer ican Red Cross. The executive committee will meet with Mr. Jackson and Miss Newell at 10:00 a. m. In the State headquarters, The Strong theatre building, to which mem bers of the Vermont State board are Invited. All speakers will be heard at both afternoon and evening sessions. Branches are entitled to one vote each, but should send as many delegates as possible to secure the advantages of this conference with Red Cross leaders for the benefit of their local work. At the eve ning meeting musto will be furnished by a patriotic chorus under the direction of Mrs. J. A. Russell, and a military orchestra of the Second United States cavalry from Fort Ethan Allen. The program for the afternoon and evening sessions Is as follows: 2:00 p. m. Hotel Vermont roof garden. Business Boaslon and conference of dele gate from branches, Col. II. C. Pratt, chairman Vermont Chapter, A. R. C, presiding; reports .of secretary, treasurer, chairman of Vermont supply service and committees; address, Miss Lavlnla H. Newell, director of woman's work In New England division; address, Mnjor Edward Archibald, M. D Canadian expeditionary force, Montreal; address, W. H. D. Mil ler, Quebec provincial branch, Canadian Red Cross; election ot chapter officers and executlvo committee. 8:00 p. m. City hall public meeting. Music, Second United States Cavalry band. Fort Ethan Allen; patriotic songs by chorus, Mrs. J, A. Russell director; prayer; remarks. Gov. Horace F. Gra ham; Major Archibald, Montreal; W. H. D. Miller. Quebec; music, orchestra; chorus; address, Dr. Robert W. Moore, Colgate University, Hamilton, N. Y.; "Battle Hymn of the Republic," chorus; music. FREE PEWS AT ST. PAUL'S. Members of Parish Decide to Meet Run ning Expenses by Subscription. At a parish meeting of St. Paul's Church Friday It was voted over whelmingly to change the present sys tem of renting the pews to the free pew system. There was considerable dis cussion preceding the voting as some of the older members did not wish to give up the pews which they had oc cupied for years. It was explained, however, that even though the system was changed the parishioners would still have the privilege of sitting in the same pew and they could make sure of that seat by coming a little early. However, this would not be necessary as the ushers would know where they were accustomed to sit and would show strangers to other seats. In order that tho people might know Just how much money had to be raised by subscription if the system was changed a report of the expenses of the church, together with the receipts, was read. This report showed that the money for pew rent had steadily de creased since 1907. It was also proved that If every seat in the church was rented at the present rate the expenses of the church could not be met with the money received so If the system was not changed entirely It would have to be modified to fit present conditions. As only fifteen per cent, of the Episco pal churches in this country retain the system of renting pows, and In almost every case where the free pew system has been tried it has been found to be successful, it seemed wiser to adopt It at St. Paul's. The new system will put all members of the parish on an equal footing. Heretofore, many peo ple did not feel that they could afford to rent a pew and so often stayed away as they felt like strangers. The ves trymen also will be better able to go to every member of the parish and say, "We need Just so much money, how much will you give?" and expect every member of the parish to give accord ing to his ability. In order to make sure that the bills of the church will bo met It will be necessary to conduct an every-member canvass to get promises of subscrip tions for the year. This will be done by the vestry nt an early date. CALL FOR 4,200 MORE BAGS. This In Addition to .,aOO Already Re quired of Vermont Chapter. A letter from the Now England division manager of the American Red Cross, re ceived Thursday at the State headquarters of the Vermont chapter In this city, an nounces that the Red Cross has been called upon to furnish 750,000 nddltlonal Christmas packagos over and above the 110,000 bags which were originally called for. In order to fill this extra quota, Ver mont has been called upon to furnish 4,'JOO bags in addition to the 5,600 which were required of the Vermont chapter on the first call. This makes 9,600 Christmas bags that the Vermont chapter will have to make In order to fill Its quota. As the time before these' bags are supposed to be ready for shipment is now very short, this means that an unusual amount of work must bo done In order to nil this quota successfully. The lettor from head quarters follows: "To all Chapters and Auxlllarles-at-large: "The Red Cross desires to present every man In the service with a Christmas present. In order to accomplish this, we muBt have the co-operation of every, chap ter. We have already allotted you your proportion or tne 110,000 bags which wo were asked for. "We have to-day received a further tele gram from Washington stating that the Red Cross has been cnlled upon to fur nish 750,000 additional Christmas We have been already allotted 83,000 of this number. I have divided this number as rainy as possible between tho chanters nnd your share of this additional number is ,zuu. you must assist us In this ere.it work by sending your Christmas bags direct to the Bureau of Supplies, 142 Berkeley street, Boston, for if any chapter " --nrisimas tings individually, it win maH u imposstDle for US ta earrv out our large and splendid Idea of pre senting every man with a Red rvo... remomorance on Christmas day. "I should like to know fill ftnnn n m nnm. slble If you will be able to fill this iint. ment. We are providing Christmas trees tor each encampment and camp. We are relying on your entire co-operation In making Christmas day a successful one for our troops. "JAMES JACKSON, "Division Manager." GETt A BUSINESS TRAINING We are busy day and evening. Tou can Join at any time for any couria Write or 'phone TOST for terma Vfrmofit IhiIiiui Ctlltgi COAL AND THE SCHOOLS. Pupils to Be Urged to Dree Warm In Order Bare Fuel, Routine business occupied the attention of the board ot pdiool commissioners nt the regular monthly meeting Friday, E. J. Walker, contractor for work dono In tho basement of the Junior high school, appeared before the board and oxplnlned certain additions to the contract price which were for extra work ordered done. After his explanation, the bill was ordered , paid. The reports of the medical Inspectors of the city schools were read, accepted and placed on file. The coal situation re ceived a thorough discussion, especially In regard to two schools. Superintendent Chittenden read letters whloh ho had sent i to the Janitors In the various schools, and I other letters sent to the principals, In re gard to the heating of the school buildings, Tho principals wore roquested to see that the children were asked to wear warm clothing and thus do away with tho neces sity of using an excesslvo amount of coal , to keop the school buildings warm enough for the few who are not warmly drossed. The subject of food conservation was also touched upon In a letter which tho super intendent has sont to the teachers In the schools of the city. The teachers were asked to keep this matter before the chil dren In order that they may assist In this work In every way possible. The report of Arthur Hall. Boston Mutual boiler Insurance Instiector. mu read and accepted. Final arrangements were authorized to retain Miss Georgia uoviiie as school garden supervisor for the coming year. Announcement was made that Mrs. E. W. Chambers has been en gaged to teach part of the fifth grade In the Lawrcnco Barnes school, It having Deen round necessary to divide this grade. miss nose v. AicHenry will retain a part or tne nrtn grade. A motion was carried to have the pipes at the Junior high school bronzed. It was voted to hire Mr. McCarty, who has been night Janitor at the high school for several winters past, to fill the samo position this winter. Bills aggregating $1,230.39 were ordered paid, after being approved by the finance committee. THE NEEDLEWORK GUILD. Annual Meeting; of Burlington Branch Held Thursday The Year's Work. The annual meeting of the Burlington branch of the Needlework Guild ot America wns held at the home ot Mrs. William Hiney, 47 South Wlnooskl avenue, Thursday afternoon. There were 25 direc tors present, each representing eleven members. The Needlework Guild collects each year from each member two new garments to be distributed among the charitable organizations of the city, which in turn give them out to the poor. Last year 785 garments were given out by this way. It is hoped that during the year the number of members as well as the num ber of directors will Increase very much. These officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. William Hiney; first vice-president, Mrs. Carrie Hagar; second vice-president, Mrs. F. B. Howe; secretary. Mrs. L. W. Fennell; treasurer. Miss Elizabeth Lowry; execu tive committee, Mrs. F. H. Crandall, Mrs. A. G. Crane, Mrs. H. S. Mca'gan, Mrs. W. II. Davis and Miss Elsie Brown. HOME WEDDING. MUs Moybelle Bissonette Married to Benjamin H. Robinson. A quite wedding took place Saturday afternoon at two o'clock at the home of Mrs. Sophia E. Bissonette on Colchester avenue, when her daughter, Maybclie Isora, was united In marriage with Benjamin H. Robinson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Robinson of Waterbury. Only the Immediate families of the brldo and groom were present. The Rev. G. W. Davenport, rector of St. Paul's Church, performed the ceremony, the double ring service being used. The bride was gowned In white crepe de chine, hand embroidered, and carried an arm bouquet of white chrysanthemums. She had for her bridesmaid Miss Blanche M. Dygert, who was gowned In white crepe over yellow, and carried yellow chrysanthemums. The groom was attended by his brother. Corporal Don Robinson of Fort Ethan Allen. Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom left on the 3:40 train for a trip of several weeks. The bride's travel ing suit was of brovn, with hat to match. On their return they will reside at 288 Col chester avenue. Operations The Right Medicine in Many Cases Does Better than the Surgeon's Knife. Tribute to Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound. Doctor Said Operation or Another Operation Avoided. Richmond, Ind. "For two years I was. so sick and weak from female troubles that when going up stairs I had to go very slowly with my hands on tho steps, then sit down at the top to rest. Tho doctor said ho thought I should havo an operation, and my friends thought I would not live to move into our new house. My daughter asked me to try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound as she had taken it with good results. I did so, my weakness disappeared, I gained in strength, moved into our new home, do all kinds of garden work, and raised hundreds of chickens and ducks. I cannot say enough in praise of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound." Mrs. M. O. Johnston, Route D, Box 100, Richmond, nd. Of course there are many serious cases that only a surgical operation will relieve. We freely acknowledge this, but the above letters, and many others like them, amply prove that many operations are recommended when medicine in many cases is all that is needed. If you want special advice write to Lydia E. Plnkham Medi cine Co. (confidential) Lynn, Moss. Your letter will be opened read and answered by woman and bold in strict confidence. . UNIT BROKEN UP. Chittenden County Boys at Camp Dtm ens Transferred. Charles W. Xomntor, who went to Camp Dovena with tho Aonnil titil. vVtm fUit- tenden county, Is at home on a short furlough and will report back on Thurs day. He Is to be transferred to the officers irmning scnooi ror army aviators at tht Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Catnlirl n wwuBua.B vvr iiiiui liiauvil UfJ now has from Washlngton.lie will go front i.ium io mo ground scnooi at San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Kempter reports the second ChlU tenden county unit, which left here Ooto ber 3, as considerably broken up. Petel Schneider, former Instructor In biology al the university, has been transferred U the medical department and assigned ta the 302nd field artillery. Carl Oaskell, wha has been taking Instruction In the non commissioned officers' school, la reported as having mado very satisfactory progress and will undoubtedly receive a non-com missioned office this week. Other members of the Chittenden county contingent, Including Floyd L. Smith of this city, Charles M. Brown of Wllllston and Harold Holmes of Underbill, have been transferred to the depot brigade. The rest are still members of Battery P, 802nd field artillery. DAY IN CITY COURT. Hnttle Trnrem Sentenced to State Prison William Cross Fined. Hattle Travers of this city was sen tenced In city court Monday by Judge Stearns to not less than one year nor more than one year and a half at hard labor at the State prison at Windsor following her plea of guilty of adultery. The young woman, but 18 years of ago, had a harrowing tale to relate. She claimed that she was married to a soldier In a New Jersey city several months ago, and that he deserted hor. After the desertion a child was born to her, which has slnoe died. Later she decided to come to thla city, and of late has been giving In a private house as the supposed wife of a member of the military police, Ed ward Marquier by name. Several days ago he deserted her, and as she was from that time on until her arrest without money or food broke down and made a clean breast of the whole af fair to her landlady. This woman made complaint to tho police. Marquier Is now In the guardhouse at the Post. William Cross of this city was fined $60 and costs of $9.99 In city court Monday, he having pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing several parts of an automobile, the property of Louis Degraff of South Burllnirtnn a fw , weeks ago. As the deed waa done In woicnester cross snould have been tried there. He waived the place of hearing, however, and was tried before Justice of the Peace Jed P. Ladd. Degraffa automobile met with an accident soma time acn in thA vlplnttv nt 'Mall I Bay and was left by the roadside sev eral uays. various parts of the ma chine began to disappear, and the mil: chief was traced to Cross by the sher iff. ENLISTS IN NEW BRANCH Former Burlington Boy In Gaa and Flame Section of Americas Array. The Elizabeth, N. J., Times of October 30 had the following paragraph about Vernon C. Buxton, a former Burlington boy who was graduated from the Univer sity of Vermont In the class of 1911: "Vernon C. Buxton, superintendent of the Bowker Chemical company, to-day enlisted In tho gas and flame section of the American army for service In France and at once departed for Washington, where he will report at the American University camp for Instructions. Bux ton Is the first Elizabethan to enroll In this branch of tho service and one of the first In the State. His duties will be to operate the machines emitting the poison gas and the curtain of Are at the front, nnd it Is a task, according to the gov ernment, only for those with red blood In their veins. Furthermore, It requires a man with a thorough knowledge oi chemicals. As superintendent ot the Bow ker plant Mr. Buxton Is well qualified for the position. Before assuming his du ties at the local plant ho took a four years' course in chemistry at the Uni versity of Vermont. He resides at 403 Jefferson avenue. He enlisted at the lo cal recruiting station, 55 Broad street, and Sergeant Foster, In charge of the station, Is confident that the enlistment will be tho means of prompting others with knowledgo of chemistry to becoms members of the same section." Death But Medicine Cared. Des Moines, Iowa. "My husband says I would have been in my grave today had it not been for Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. I suf fered from a serious ferualo trouble and the doctors said I could not livo one year without an operation. My husband objected to the operation and had me ' try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. I soon commenced to got better and am now well and able to do my own housework. I can recom mend Lydia L. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound to any woman as a wonderful health restorer." Mrs. Blancbx Jkffeiison,703 Lyon St, Des Moines,Iowa.