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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, .MAY 9, 1918.
CITY NEWS The engagement of Mis Dora Jetto of this city to Ralph Christiansen of Park Itldge, III., In announced. A license to sell real estate was granted In probate court Tuesday In tho estate of John Dady, late of Colchester. There was a settlement and decree In the estate of Lucy Bartholomew, late of this city, In probato court yesterday. Word has been received from Benjamin B. Brakcr, who has been recommended for a commission, of his arrival overseas Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Shover are parents of a son, Donald Harris, born at tho Mary Fletcher hospital Monday mom Ing. With an ofllclal temperature of 83 de Kice. Tuesday was tho warmest day by a considerable margin, thus far this year. F. D. Spaulding, who recently sold his home at 9S College street, has purchased tho Albert O. Felrce house at 103 South Prospect street. station four of the Burlington postoftlce will be In charge of Miss Cclla J. Silver man at 34 Church street until Juno 30, 1919, Miss Silverman succeeding II. A, tiCWiS. Threo men were enlisted at the navy recruiting station Monday, Lyman F. Frary of Bristol, Wilfred L. Deslaurlen of Morgan Centor and George Kelley of West Rutland. At the home of the bride at 26 Park Street, Arthur Thayah and Miss Ruby Irene Tucker were married Saturday evening at nine o'clock, the Rev. J. S. Broker officiating. Pearl Hardy and Miss Mary Chappy, both of this city, were married at St. Paul's parish house Saturday evening by the Rev. O. W. -Davenport. The couple Was attended by their parents. The marriage of William Phenlx of Cheater, Pa., and Vera Madeline Bates of Burlington occurred Saturday after' noon at the Baptist parsonage, the Rev James S. Braker officiating. Next Saturday afternoon at the home ef Miss Elisabeth C. Isham, 45 South WlUard street a meeting of the execu tive committee of the Vermont Women Teachers' club will be held. Miss Edna Carpenter and William Ruihford were married Saturday even ing at eight o'clock at the home of the bride at 243 Church street, the Rev. J. 8. Braker performing the ceremony. Mrs. C. E. Beach, who was called to Molra, X. Y by the serious Illness of her brother, E. A. Ward, and Mrs, Ward telegraphed Mr. Beach Tuesday that Mrs. Ward died that afternoon at four o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. M. D. McMahon of South Wlllard street announcement the en gagement of their daughter, Maria, to Lieut. Clarence A. Lefferts, 77th V. S. Field Artillery, now stationed at Charlotte, N. C. The will of Ellen Tatro, late of Rich mond, was filed for probate Thursday, Other business that occupied the atten tion of probate court during the day was the proving of the will of Eliza C. Hoi- ley, late of Essex. Among the students at Holy Cross Col lege to whom testimonials of merit have just been awarded are: John E. Nash and Roy E. Corley of this city, George W. McCulloch of St. Albans and Daniel F. Carmody of Fair Haven. Lester C. Mudge of Mount Holly, Adolphus B. Whltty of Vergennes, Mlchell Fen-ante of White River Junction and James L. Orcutt of Saxtons River were added to the list of Vermonters in the IT. S. navy, at the local recruiting station Thursday. The Central Vermont railway employes have taken 350,000 of the third Liberty bonds, the mechanical department taking the larger part of It. In Burlington, the sum of $3,050 was taken. Of the first loan, $35,000 was taken, the local employes taking 314.000. A despatch from Buffalo, X. T., received Tuesday stated that Marshall Harvey White, clerk and stenographer of Bur lington, enlisted at Albany Monday in the United States marine corps. He will be eent May 13th to Port Royal, South Carolina, for training. Franklin E. Griffin of this city was prosecuted In city court Tuesday by City Grand Juror C. R. White for exceeding the speed limit In an automobile. On his plea of guilty to the charge the court taxed Mr. Griffin in fine and costs the urn of 319.75. He paid. Six men enlisted In the navy Tuesday at the navy recruiting station. Albert E. Provost of Wlllsboro, N. Y., Merrill K. Klrkpatrlck of Saratoga Springs, N. Y Earl H. Tuttle of Townshend, George O. Pratt of Barre. Charles II. KUIcott of Montpeller and Merrltt D. Bragg of Fayston. Raymond Barstow of this city was sent to Fort Slocum. N. Y., Tuesday by the local exemption board. Mr. Barstow, who recently arrived here from the West, was self-inducted Into the tank corns. From Fort Slocum he will be sent to a camp in Pennsylvania, where he will Undergo a period of training. Persons arriving or leaving this city via the Union station will be pleased to learn that the depot car Is In operation again. This Is the result of a talk the mayor had with the Traction company officials on Saturday. Shortage of help was the reason given for the car not being in operation the last few months. Dr. L. P. Sprague of Chateaugay. N. Y.. has been commissioned a captain in tho Medical Reserve Corps and assigned for duty at General Hospital No. 16, New Haven. Conn. Captain Sprague Is a graduate of the University of Vermont Wnd was formerly on the staff of tho Vermont State Board of Health labora tory. Harry F. Allen of 49" Cliff street, this city, Is the lone Vermontcr who has qualified for a commission as second lieu tenant In the national army at the train ing camp at Camp Wadsworth, S. C. Most of the graduates are from New York city ind vicinity. Mr. Allen will be placed In the Infantry when a suitable vacancy occurs. Tho attention of the Free' Press Is called to tho fact that the names of Philip M. McMahon, U. V. M ex-'19, of Wcstport, N. Y., and Jere J. O'Brien, U. V. M., 'IS, of Plttsfleld, Mass,, were omitted in the list of Vermonters and former U. V. M. litudentB published In last weeh's Free Press. Both men qualified for tho In fantry, Virgil K. Kent of Springfield, Mass., Harlan A. Brooks of Philadelphia, N. Y Guy H. Walter and Claude C. Duval of West Burke, Clarence V. Hinckley, James V, Fallon and Walter P. Rice, all of Rut land, were enlisted at the local navy re cruiting station Saturday. Many others were rejected because of a physical dis ability. Arthur C. Shepard, Ray D. Crane and Harold R. Town, threo Chittenden county registrants self-Inducted Into the army, vent Friday to Fort Slocum, N. Y. Transportation was furnished. Another registrant to leave town was Joseph F. Gebhardt, who started for St. Louis, to report to the exemption board in the Missouri city, Humors in Sprin iJnch as Plmnlr. noil. Hi-notions nnd Wnkscm, Languor, Debility. Afflict thousands of people and seem to demand tho use of a Spring course of treatment without a delay. The very best medicine to take now Is Hood's Sarsaparllla, which thoroughly cleanses the blood and effects radical and permanent relief by perfecting the processes of absorption and elimination giving healthy activity to tho stomach, llvor, kidneys, bowels and nkln. This good medicine purines, enriches Bnd revitalizes the blood In Its own peculiar and unequalled way. It promptly re lieves rheumatism, scrofulous troubles and ecsema, regulates tho kidneys and liver. It originated In a Boston physi cian's successful prescription, and en joys high reputation as a satisfactory all round family medicine. Accept no sub stitute, but Insist on hnvlng Hood's Sar saparllla, and get It to-day. It will do you good. adv. The usual service will not be offered thin year by the Champlaln Transportation comDanv. Tho steamer Tlcnnrtcrona will company. Tho steamer Tlcondcrogn will go south only Wednesday and Thursday evenings returning from Wcstport nnd the summer camps' only Thursday and Friday mornings. In addition, the Satur day night excursions probably will be run . during July and August. - . ... . . l,ouis Hirsntmrg and Joe BlocK. now of this city, were In city court Mon- day on the authority of a warrant Issued to tho police by State's Attorney Martin, which charged the two with gambling with dice. In each case the respondents picauea luuijr, com were nnca oy in court 33.00 and costs of 37.05, and both made arrangements to pay. I The water which has covered Sandbar brldgo. since the thaw has now gone down nnd yesterday automobile trucks and teams Wl nr. ,11m,., ,u,- i ,,uh.n- over It, although In places there was water. The brldgo Is rouKh In snots. but the remainder of the roads through tho Islands arc In much better chape than they were a year ago. Major M. Shalcr Allen of the Defense League, Brooklyn, N. Y., was recently complimented by tho league with a din ner at the Hotel St. George, at which addresses were mado by tho Rev. Dr. Hlllls and others, and Major Allen was presented with a military watch In scribed with tho league's appreciation of his efficient work In its behalf. Announcement has been made of the marriage of Ruth Wells Isham, daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Walter f!. Isham, to Edward Henry Thornton at their home on Williams street on April 20, Dr. I. C. Smart officiating. Mr. Thornton, formerly teller In the Chittenden County Trust company, Is now with the Third Signal Service company at tho University ot Vermont. Tho will ot Jerusha C. Crane of AVtl llston was proved In probate court Fri day.. The will of Clara It. Pease, late of this city, was filed for probate. Rob ert Roberts was appointed executor of the will of Luke Craven, lato of this city. H. S. Peck and Robert Noble were appointed commissioners In this estate. The will of Mary Luck, late of this city, was proved. The divorce petition of Joseph H. Blake of Milton ngntnst his wife. Mrs. Addle M. Evans Blake of Fairfax, was granted In Chittenden county court Tuesday morning. The couple were married at St. Albans by Justice of the Peace John Kearney on August 23. 1910. Mrs. Blake deserted her husband In February 1913. Leon D. Latham ap peared for Blake. Officials of the G. S. Blodgett company and officers of the local Plumbers' Union had a conferenco yesterday over tho striKo which was started about the first of April. The result was a compromise and the men will return to work to-day. The plumbers asked for a 44-hour week ond 57 cents per hour, but they agreed on an eight-hour day, six days per week, and for 53 cents per hour. News has been received In this cltv that Lieut. Hoy W. Chase ot this city, who has been stationed at San Antonio, Texas, has been transferred to Portland, Oregon. lieutenant Chase received his commis sion at the Pittsburgh camp and was as signed to tho CCSth Aero Supply Squadron nt Kelley Field. Sirs. Chase, who has been In Burlington, left Thursday for Chicago to Join her husband and go to Oregon with him. The Central Vermont railway has In stituted a week-end service between points on Its line and Montreal. Tho train leaving Burlington nt 9:50 In the morning on Saturdays and Mondays will go through to Montreal, whereas on other days It goes only as far as St. Albans. On the same days the train which now starts at St. Albans and ar rives In Burlington nt 5:10 In the after noon will bring people In from Montreal. The Woman's Alliance of the Unitarian Church held the annual meeting Friday afternoon in tho church parlors when re ports of the year's work were read and of ficers for the ensuing year elected, as fol lows: President. Airs. Howard II. Shufelt; vlco.presldcnt. Mrs. Edmund Mower; secretary, Mrs. G. Q. Stiles; treasurer, Mrs. William P. Walker; auditor, Mrs. Sam Sparhawk; additional members of executive committee, Mrs. G. D. Sampson and Mrs. C. II. Beechcr. Tho annunl meeting qf the Woman's Union of the Baptist Church) was held In the church vestry last evening. Tho report of the treasurer showed that 31.873.93 had been raised during the last year. The officers elected were: Presi dent. Mrs. W. A. Davison; first vice president, Mrs. A, B. Slmonds; second vice-president, Mrs. -C, O. Crane; third vice-president. Miss Leonora Col lins; secretary, Miss Adella Orton; treas urer, airs. Etta Fuller. Mrs. W. G. Phelps, who has boen at 40 South Willard Htroot, returned to Burlington Friday from Salisbury, whore she had been visiting her mother. She is now preparing to move to Hart ford. Conn., to' Join hor husband. Mr. Phelps Is well known In Burlington, being for several years connected with the Lewis & Ulanchard store on Church street, Ho accepted an important position In Hartford about four months ago with the G. Fox Htorcs in the shoe department. The Free Press Is In receipt of a letter from Ralph G, LaFranre of Company D, 101st Ammunition Train, American Expeditionary Forces, taking exceptions to the published statement that ho Is a "draft dodger." His pplnt would seem to bo exceedingly well taken as he has been In tho army nearly a year. He en listed at Fort Ethan Allen In June of 1917, joining Company G, First Vermont Infantry, of which J. L. Shanley of Wlnooskl was then captain, and has been in Franco for the last lx months. S. A. Lareau of 114 Archibald street has been made manager of the Burling ton Co-operatlvo Milk Produnta com pany, the new concern from the amalga mation of the various retail milk dis tributors of the city, who nave purchased the plant of A. R. Whit on Main street. Mr. Lareau, who Is a man of experi ence in the dairy business, was one of the first signers of the articles of In corporation and has been a prominent booster of the plan from the start. He formerly conducted a milk delivery route of hie own. That John Blair of this city has dls- covered that the Uvea of some benedict are not of tho long, sweet song variety became npparcnt Thursday when ho filed a suit at tho county clcik's office for a divorce from his spouse, 'who was pre vious to her marriage Loulso Myers of this city. Alleged failure to keep the marrlago covenant Is the grounds upon which the dissolution of the marrlago bond Is sought. Tho couple was mar ried by tho Rev. 'Charles V. Orlsmcr and appear to have lived happily together until March, 1917. Tho annual meeting of the Fanny tonlans, commissioners and appraisers: Allen Hospital Gradtioto Nurses' nsso- Owy W. lilloy of Essex was appointed elation was hold at tho hospital at three executor of the will of Kllsa C. Hollcy, o'clock yesterday afternoon. There whs 'ate ot Kssex, with Samuel Kcclcr of a largo attendance and tho following offl- . Ksscx and Jed T. Varney of Jericho eers were elected: President, Mrs. A. L. commissioners nnd appraisers; Frank Meunlcrs vice-president, Gcorglannn Tolcott of Wllllston was appointed ex Ernoj secretary, Mary Murrln; treasurer, ecutor of the will of Jerusha C. Crane, Sister Collins. A committee was np. Inle of Wllllston, with C. S. Wright and pointed, Mrs. Rawlor chairman, to find Charles 1'. Johnson of Wllllston commls out the needs of the Fanny -Allen hos- sloners nnd appraisers: Christy Peters pltal nurses- abroad nnd to' send neces- of tills city was appointed administratrix sary supplies, also to present a crvlce of hs estate of .Eugene l'oro, late of nag to the hospital. i this city, with Herald Stevens nnd Octavo .' . I Lavnllo of this city commissioners nnd Tne steamer Vermont will start on her appraisers; M. M. Barber of Wllllston reguinr trips Juno 17, nbout two weeks was appointed administrator of tho estate t . U8Ual' nnd " H' not exneclcd of William Mllcw, late of this city, with " c a" ""tcrence her ,r " w , "L V?' The aay I M bFln m. J"lZ .nnd w, con- w 1 V B ... part or Ju,y nnd Au?u8t. P ViiZ . 1 1 . . oeiween - .... .cUUlell nl,u iiiuiucaim canning. Juot what the trips between Pittsburgh and Burlington will be with the Tlcon- deroga has not been settled deflnii.tv much depends on whether there ore good ! cilwA,! pa,,,,.. r. , Til . . -t 1 . 1 . imiouurgn ana ort Etn" Allen. B. W. Freeman, for threo years man ager of the New Sherwood, has taken over The Crossman at Alexandria Bay, N. Y. Tho hotel, which Is ono of the largest In thf tnimtrv nnA Unm largest in the country and has an Inter- national reputation, has been remodeled and many Improvements have been made. Mr. Freeman states that he nlronriv i assured of a good business. As early as this a number of conventions have neen booked, Including t'-o Ftato siiwrln ''"'J"" of charities, the eastern division u" 1 "rK ",ro msuranco company tho nut and bolt manufacturers and others. The annual meeting of Macdonough Chapter, United States Dntrehters of 1R12. was held Friday afternoon, when the ioiowing omcers were elected: Regent, Mrs. J. G. Itlndes; first vice-resent. Mrs. A. S. Isham; second vice-regent, -Mrs. H. . waiKins; secretary, Mrs. T. B. Jone; registrar, Mrs. G. E. Lamb; tieanyiei. Mrs. C. J. Russell; hlstorlnn, Miss Theo dora Peck; auditor, Mrs. R. M. Cunning ham; chaplain, Mrs. P. C. Mnhun; coun cillors, Mrs. C. II. Hende. Mrs. H. Henry Powell and Mrs. C. W. Baker. Mrs. A. S. Isham gave a report of the national con vention In Washington. Everett Blow of this city, until Satur day employed at the Hotel Vermont as bus boy, was sentenced In city court Monday by Judgo .1. T. Stearns to not less than five nnd a half nor more than six months nt hard labor at the house of correction In Rutland. Blow pleaded guilty to the charge of petit larceny, preferred against him by City Grand Juror White. He acknowledged, when arrested Saturday morning, the lifting of several handbags, the property of guests of the A'erniont. He has served time at the Industrial school at Ver gennes. so confinement behind prison bars will be nothing novel to him. At tho annual meeting of the Athena club, held in their rooms Tuesday af ternoon, the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. Charles F. Dal ton; first vice-president, Mrs. John IC Hooper; second vice-president. Mrs. Fred K. Klmliall; recording secretary, Mrs. Wtnthrop K. R. Hllss; correspond ing secretary. Mrs. Roy O, Sykes; treasurer Mrs. Kva J. Richmond; as sistant treasurer, Mrs. P. E. McSwceney, and auditor. Miss Henrietta M, Wood. The club voted to keep onen house during summer, probably for Red Cross I work. The summer meetings will he In charge of the i-oclal committee It Is ratner unusual for nr. C. H. Cecha, the surgeon at the local navy recruiting stutlon, to have to mount aerial ladders to examine (applicants for service In the navy, but such nearly proved to be tho case Saturday. In the afternoon a fellow named Boyce, who halls from Cambridge, put In an appearance, pieferrlng self induction In some branch of the service to conscription. In order that the physi cian might examine Boyco's heart it was necessary for him to mount a chair, as It also was necessary for another man to measure his eyes for refractive errors. Buyce measured six feet eleven inches. Ho is but 20 years of age. and Is being held on a waiver. At the annual meeting of the Klifa club, held In Its rooms Thursday after noon, tho following officers were elected: President, Mrs. William II. Knglcsbyv vice-president, Mrs. Addison B. Buell; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Forest W. Kehoo; recording secretary. Miss Laura Wales; treasurer, Mrs. Ernest A. Brodlc; chairman of finance committee, Miss Anna S. Reynolds; chairman of calendar committee, Mrs. Levi P. Smith; chair man of house committee. Mrs. Mnry L. Saunders; chairman of civics committee, Mrs. George G. Groat. The club voted to give the rooms for tho use of some patriotic work this summer, the nature of which will be decided by tho govern ing board. About 150 couples attended tho dance of the Patriotic League given nt the New Sherwood Hotel last evening. Man ager Steele gave the league tho use of the main dining hall and parlors for the dance and also furnished the orchestra, which played from 8:30 to 12. Tho com mittee In charge of tho dance was Miss Genevieve Lessor, Miss Zorinne Dalgle, Miss Ella Somerville, Miss Cora Mont gomery and Miss Milllcent Scott. Much of tho success of tho danco was duo to their untiring work. The hall was decorated with the flags of the allies. After tho bills ot the dance have been pnld the committee believes that there will be about 360 to present to the Oak Ledge camp. First Lieut. Joseph J. Matthews, Signal Reservo Corps, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. James Matthews of 544 South Cham plaln street, has been recommended for n commission as captain. He Is 30 years old nnd has been In tho army since March, 1909, enlisting In the 15th Cavalry at Fort Ethan Allen. Ho was commls sioned a first lieutenant of Infantry at tho completion of the second officers' training camp at Pittsburgh last Novem ber. Later he was transferred tn thr. signal corps, aviation section, and since March 14 has been stationed at Langley Field, Va., as assistant post Inspector on administration nnd sanitation, also In structor In army paper work. Mr. and Mrs. Matthews have two other sons In the service. Napoleon and Edward, both of whom nro in France, Tho Women's Auxiliary of the Y. M, C. A. held their annual meeting at the ntiu socitlon rooms Monday afternoon. The report of the treasurer showed n good balance In tho treasury and the reports of the other officers and committees we equally gratifying. The following officers were elected: President, Mrs. J. Harvey Foote; first vice-president, Mrs. William Davis; second vice-president, Mrs. Axro M, Aseltlnc; secretary, Mrs. H. h. Beecher; treasurer, Miss Mae Smith. The following board of managers was elcti ? Baptist Church, Mrs. W. S. Phelpe and Mrs. Edward Hanbrldgej St. Paul's Church, Mrs. F. A. Drew and Mr. O: W. O randy; Unitarian Church, Mrs. Fred Howes and Mrs. O. O. Brook; Flret Church, Mrs. Henry Todd and Mr. Lea Morgan; college Street Church, Mrs. F. A. Deyetle and Mrs. Edward Stevens s Methodist Church, Mrs. L. C. Munson and Mrs. John Taylor, Probato court was a busy place Mon day, Judge J. H. Mttcombcr appointing administratrices, administrators, execu trlces, executors, commissioners and ap praisers In no less than five estates. Llda M. Lanou of this city was np pointed executrix of tho will of J. Ernest Lanou. late of Burlington, with Ellhu H. Taft and John H. Dcrway, Burling Frank Talcott nnd Byron C. Johnson of Wllllston commissioners nnd appraisers. There were settlements and decrees In the estates of Chrlstlno Tatro, Into of mis city, Johanna Dady, late of Col Chester, Mnry 15. Ward, lato of this city, and Dcllnn Chllds, Into of this city. OBITUARY Aid lee V. Billiard Aldlce F. Billiard died early Friday morning nt his home, 38 Hickok pice, after an Illness of four months. Mr. Bullard was born In 1844 In Wilmington, N. y. For some 2C years ho was en gaged In business in St. Albans, coming to Buillngton to llvo four years ago. He was a man who by his genial manner and high character won and held tho friendship nnd esteem of those with whom he came In contact. He Is survived In his family by his wife find one daughter, Mrs. Grace Flagg of Vergennes. The funcrnl wns held Sunday after noon at three o'clock at his late homo. The burial was In Lake View ceme tery. Mr. Bullard wns a member of the Knights of Pythias of St. Albans. Mr. Mnry Ann Hnrtln Mrs. Mary Ann Martin died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. .1. H. Reeves, 2.i Fletcher place, fol lowing an Illness of three years. She was horn in February. 18.71, the daughter of James Cullen. In irMnnd, coming to Canada in early Ijfo. The family located in Montreal, where Mr. Martin, her hus band, died ten years ngo. For the last year she had made Imr homo hero with her daughter. She W survived h;. three daughters, Mrs. Reeves of thl. cltv. M!sh Maurle and Mlsn Emily Martin nf Montreal; and two son:i, Henry of .Vlclil;an and Thomas of Tiuve Rivers. Que. The funeral was held Monday morning at nine o'clock, with solemn lilg'i m a-s. at St. Mary's Cathedral. Inteinient was In St. Albans. -ll :. I.y'neli .Veil E. LynLh, until recently in busi ness In this city, died Sunday 'evening at W:4. o'clock nt tbr homo of his brother. J. F. Lynch, at B.ookes avenue, after a lingering Illness of three years. lie was 18 years of age and unmarried. Be sides his brother, he leaves four sisters, Mrs. John Burton. Mi". .lamc Welch and Mr. H. V. Smith, all of Rutland, and .Mrs. J. .'. Thompson ot it. Albans. The hotly wan taken Monday to Rutland, his forin-r homo, for tho funeral and burial. M r. Mar Uurnx Mm;. Mary Burns died nt her home. 111 North Cluimplalii street. Saturday morn- Ing after an illness of reveral weeks. She is survived by hI sons. Edward of Chi cago. III., John of Kingston. Wash.. Da vld of OntonoKon. Mich.. Wllullum of Brooklyn. N. V., .Michael and Frank of BurlliiKton ,and by one daughter. Miss Mary Burns of this city. The funeral was held Tuesday morn ing at ten o'clock at St. Mary's Cathedral. MiH Miirguret K. IIiiiIIkiiii Miss Margaret K. Madlgan died nt 12:13 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home at 36 Front street, after a long Illness. Sho is survived In her family by one sister, Joseph Madlgan, and by two brothers, Michael and William, all of Burlington. The funeral will be held nt St. Mary's Cathedral at 9:30 o'clock Friday morning. I.nnrencr (iuyrlle Mrs. Charles Beauchmln of Park f.trcet received a telegram Monday announcing the death of Lawrence Guyette, the only son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Joseph Guyette of Montreal, P. Q. Lawrence Guyette will be remembered as a young man who 1 ved with Mr. und Mrs. Beauchmln and worked In Burlington last summer and fall, his last situation being In the B. Turk & Bros, store. He left here on account of his health three months ngo, was taken III boon after arriving home, dying Monday morning at 7:45. Ho was 18 years old. Many friends and acquaint ances here will sympathize with his par ents. Ml Ilrrtha Shrpnril Miss Bertha Shepard of Stowe died Tues day night at a local hospital, following an operation for appendicitis. She was 19 years of age and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Shepard. Tho body was removed to the funeral parlors of Corbln & Fryo nnd was taken on the 10:33 train yesterday morning to Stowe. Wllllum t.nrroM William Garrow died last evening at six o'clock at his home at 77 Front street. He Is survived In his family by his wife, a daughter, who lives here, nnd one son, who Is now serving nts country In France. Tho funeral probably will be held Saturday morning at St. Joseph's Church, nt an hour to bo announced Inter. Donald Lawrence Donald Lawrence, tho 14-year-old son of Mr, nnd Mrs. Joseph Lawrenco of North street, died yesterday morning from tho effects of burns received two weeks ago. He was a student at the Nazareth school, wnero no was a mem ber of the Holy Name society. Ho also was a member of St. Joseph's Church. Besides his' parents, he Is survived by five brothers, Mary, Byron, Paul, Allen and Robert, and by five sisters, Frances, Irene, Dorothy, Jeanne nnd Monlcn, The funoral will be held Friday morning at nine o'clock at St. Joseph's Church. Burial wlll bo In Mt. Calvary cemetery. Mrs. C. K. Sullivan Mrs. Cornelius E. Sullivan died at tho Mary Fletcher hospital Tuesday night from bums received whllo at work about her home last Sunday morning. She was 45 years old and is survived by her husband, by ono daughter, Miss Beryl May Sullivan; by threo sons, Gerald, Leo and Donald, and by three brothers, Thomas Oreen of Richmond, William areen now serving In France and for merly of Burlington, and Stephen Green of this d'y- Mrs- SulllVan was a woman of many friends and, once met, was always liked. The funeral wjll be held at St- Mary's Cathedral Friday morn ing at 10:30 o'clock. FISH GIVEN AWAY TO ALL WHO ASK Suckers and Mullets by the Ton Taken Out of the Lamoille River Near Milton by Officials Who are Looking for Pike to Furnish Spawn Mora than a ton of perfectly good fish was given away yesterday in West Milton on tho Lamoille river, and about the same amount wns distributed free of charge the day before. -Moro than thnt, fish will ho free In thnt vicinity for several days to come, In nil probability. The fish, which arc being given away to those who call for them, are mullets and suckers, and a! though they do not occupy a pice on many restaurant menus under that name, the fish aro proclaimed to be excellent food nnd most palatable, when caked. The people who are helping out tho food supply in this manner are the State officials who aro drawing nets In tho river for pike. The pike are taken out and stripped of the spawn and then returned to the river but the mullets and suckers nro not returned to the water for the reason that they cat the spawn and young of the other Ash and thus do more harm than good. Some of tho fish which wero given away yesterday weighed as much as six pounds each. They are a much desired dish In many localities, and farm ers from near and far drove in to get their supply. Some of them got enough to Inst several days and the trip paid. Yostcrdny a number In automobiles went out from Burlington to get a sample. Tho Stato takes no money for tho fish and tho only desire of the officials Is to so dis tribute the 11 nh so that they will not be sold but will bo used In different house holds. Tho larger fish are baked with a dressing along the same lines as n turkey. Edward Ishnm Is In charge of giving away tho fish and It Is put In the hands of one man to prevent any one person from getting an over-supply. There Is little doubt but that there will be at least a ton of fish given away to-day. Tho fish are In god condition nnd If properly enred for will remain fresh for several days. As a result of the stripping, tho pike will furnish about 50,000,000 eggs which will be hatched nt the hatchery to be In stalled on the Champlaln Transportation company's wharf next week. They will also furnish the spawn for the hatchery at west Swanton. The method of artlflcally hatching the eggs Is found to bo much moro efficient than that of nature. It Is estimated that ot the 50,000,000 eggs, between 70 and (-0 per cent, will go Into the lake as little pike. Of course after that there Is u loss but the fish Instinctively take pretty good care of themselves. They travel in schools and generally get Into shallow water so the big llsh cannot get to them. It takes between three and four years for them to get up to a good size. On account of the high cost of food, many applications for ftsh fry have been received from different parts of the State. These the State furnishes free of chargo, the only conditions being thnt some one go to the railroad station after the fry jnd plant them under favorable circum stances. It Is not allowable to sell any of the fry. In addition to tho pike, the spawn of many other fishes Is given away where another kind of fish would thrive letter under the circumstances. Ro-ldes the big Improvement in pike fishing, tho trout are biting better than iver. Some good catches are now beltiR made In Chittenden county which has not been known as much of a trout region In many years. One brook trout weighing j more than a pound was taken out of I Huntington river this good trout fishing in lis week and there Is Huntington, Bolton Underbill, Richmond and the other towns which run up Into the mountains districts. The reason for the imp) ovoment In the trout fishing is that more fry have been planted of late and this year there will be planted about twice tho amount of last year. The pike fishing Is now good and the boats are gcttliiR from eisht to 30 each. Yesterday one fisherman brought In a pike weighing six and a quarter pounds. I'.N'tM.AIMHI) I.ETTEKS List of unclaimed letters In the Bur lington postofflce for the week ending May I. 191S: WOMEN'S LIST Miss Wlnlbel Bowman. Lena Pcssettc, Miss Elizabeth Bessett, Miss Baker, Mabel Craven, Gladys DuRocher. Mrs. Carrie' A. Dean, Mrs. Henry Ducot. Sophia Foun tain, Miss Georgia Ferrlcr. Mrs. H 1. Grnnfleld, Mrs. Frederick Had Icy, Miss lloden, Mrs. Howard, Miss Mildred Hol bcii, Mrs. Ida Hendrick, Mrs. Marguerite LaValley, Mrs. M. 1-. Mitchell, Miss Es ther Magonu, Mrs. M. Mclntyre, Mrs. J. I). O'Conner, Miss Doris Pnron, Mrs. George Peck, Mrs. Eli Pratt, Anna L. Powell, Mrs. H. L. Reynolds, Mrs. Rose nosenberg. Miss Irene Shrine, Mrs. M. J. Stone, Mrs. Harold Thsjer, Mis Mary Wlllson, Mlrs Annie White, Mrs. Edwin Weller. Dolly Wright, Miss Ita V Wright, MEN'S LIST Hon. A. W. Bralsted, H. Bloom. M. Blough, Mr. Uarry. F. L. Gale Lieut. AV. F. Huyes, H. L. Kelley. It. Lapel, Nar clsso La vole, D. S. Lombard, J. E. Mer rim. W. Z. Mernlcan, E. D. McKendry, Arthur J. MuNally, Jesso M. McGrath, A. E. Mahar. Phllmoro ft Side, Harold O. Puffer, Harold Rogers, Howard B. Stnpleton, John If. Sullivan, H. J. Will iams, E. W. Whiting. Package for friends r.r relatives of Edward G. Nash. TITClOMB HOLDS HIS JOB Governor Whitman Voter Bill to Left llni Flmh Culturist Out ot Office State Fish Culturist John W. Tltcomb of New York, formerly fish and game commissioner of Vermont, Is not to lose his position in tho Empire State, as was thought would be the case when the Leg islature recently attempted to abolish the office of Stnte flah culturist. Governor Charles S. Whitman has put his veto on the bill, which was aimed at the abolishment of Mr. Tltcomb from office Tho reason for the' New York State's executive action will be found In a communication handed to a Free Press mnn yesterday by H. N. Rowley of Shel burne, gamo warden for Chittenden county. The communication was addressed to the Governor by the conservation commis sioner. It sets forth in detail the conser vation commissioner's objections to the bill, In which tho Governor heartily con curred. Referring to the bill, "An act to repeal section 151 of the conservation law," the Governor said thut such an act would strike at the very foundation of all that the State had done by tho way of fish production, both for food and recreation purposes. The State now has 11 hatcher ies and the management of these requires much scientific training us well as execu tive ability. It would be absolutely disas trous for anyone without the technical training to attempt to tmpervlso the work connected with, these. Gov. Whitman said that he appointed Mr. Tltcomb after a most careful Investi gation and after ho had been advleed by Hon. Hugh M. Smith, chief of the United States Bureau of Fisheries, who said that Mr, Tltcomb wub absolutely the best man Tie Old May 9, An Important Special Offering of Misses and Children s Coats More Nev) Home and Morning Dresses Unusual Values at $1.98 to $548 We repeat the fact that you can buy house dresses and pretty morning and street dresses here now much cheaper than you can make them. This is due to the fact that orders for these dresses were placed last fall, when materials were much lower in price. A wonderful assortment of gingham, percale and cham bray frocks, pretty and attractive styles, well made and per fect fitting, many with three-quarter sleeves, all sizes, special ly priced $1.98, $2.50, $2.98 and up to $5.48. KpaCi5oaiLT The fullest assortments of Royal Society Art Goods are offered including stamped ready made night gowns, chemise, dressing sacques, kimonos, children's rompers, etc. Also towels, doylies, lunch sets and many other articles. Royal Society embroidery floss, fast colors, cordechet, crochet cotton, etc.- "Royal Society11 Package Goods Many articles made in very dainty materials, each pack age containing sufficient floss to finish. With complete in struction. These Envelopes Contain Laundry Bags, Pillow Covers, Dresser Scarfs, Pin Cushion Covers, Lunch Sets, Card Table Covers, Carriage Robes and Pillows, Infant's Dresses, Night Gowns, Silks jor Spring and Summer Frocks There are silks for every purpose, for evening gowns, smart street dresses, for blouses, for skirts, for underwear, coats and suits, all shown in the most pleasing varieties. GEORGETTE CREPES in all the fine and desirable col orings, also black and white, 40 inches wide, priced $2.00 per yard. FANCY SILKS in taffetas and satins, showing the most beautiful colored stripe com binations, 36 inches wide, priced $1.75, $2.00, $2.25 and $2.50 per yard. TUB SILKS. 35 in. wide, !n stripes on white grounds priced $1.50 per yard. WASH SATIN in white and flesh. A very superior quality for blouses and un derwear, priced $2.25 per yd. SPORT SILKS A very fine line of ..sport silka in Shantung and other weaves, plain colors and stripe effects, priced S1.50 to $3.00 per yd. tr. h found In the United States for the work jo be dene. Gov. Whitman then re- ferred to Tltcomb work In South America, his writings on technical ubjecta, con nected with llsh culture, and tho fact that his ability had been recognized by hi col leagues who had elected him to the presi dency of the American Fisheries. society. Ho considered that' tho State was very fortunate to get such a man. Gov. Whitman further Bald that after a year of Mr. Tltcomb'a service, he felt alt the stronger that his judgment in his se lection had been Justified. In closing Gov. Whitman submitted that It was absolutely imnosKlble for New York to carry fish cultural work without the a fish culturist In charge, and further that the present Incumbent is a inorougniy compewni man. In his opinion, an attack such as had been made by tho Legislature nt a tlmo llko this on tho fish cultural work wan unpatriotic to the last degree.- He therefore votoed the bill. GREET B. N. CLARK Two Iluudrrd Prleada Give Hearty Welcome to Returning V. SI. C. A. See. It was apparent that it would have been a great deal easier for Hyron N. Clark to have faced tho German gas in his Y. M. C, A. hut behind tho lines In Franco than to have stood before tho two hun dred enthusiastic friends who tendered him a reception nt the locul Y. M. C. A. last night, Mr. Clark, who Is State secretary of the Young. Men's Christian association of Vermont, returned to Vurllngtou Tuciday 3ee Hike 1918 One hundred in all, priced $3.98, $5.00, $6.98 up to $15.00 Very attractive coats of khaki, serges and gabardines, silk poplins, etc, in plain colors, smart checks and mixtures, pretty belted mode'13, patch pockets, practical and service able coats at prices considerably less than actual worth. Envelope Combinations, Corset Covers, Shirt Waists, Tie and Glove Cases, Fancy Aprons, Dressing Sacques, Children's Repp Dresses, Collar Bags, Whisk Broom Holders. FOULARDS, in ring dots, polka- dots, scrolls and fig ures, in navy, taupe, Copen hagen, helio and green, 36 in wide, priced $2.00 per yard. CREPE METEORS in shades for street arid evening wear, 40 inches wide, priced $2.25 per yard. CREPE DE CHINES, 40 inches wide, in a .wide range of colorings, splendid quality, priced $2.25 per yard. SATINS, heavy, yard wide goods, fine finish, shown in every desirable color, also black and white, priced $1.50, $1.75, $2.00 per yard. BLACK SILKS including taffetas, satins, charmeuae. meteors, faille silks and satin Dutchess, 35 and 36 inch goods, priced SI .35 to $8.00 per yard. Lnlght from wr work duty tn Francs. I The rooms of the local association wero fittingly dot-orated with tho national colors and American flags, nnd Mr. Clark with W. J. Van Patten, secretary of tho State Y. M. C. A. committee, and Charles F. Purintnn, president of the local as sociation, formed tho receiving line. Following the personal greetings to tho returned Rurllngtonian, President Purin ton gavo 11 short Introductory address In which ho commended the excellent work ot Mr. Clark nnd told how the local, as sociation was proud of hi record. Then ho Introduced Mr. Van Patten, who, also commended the work of Mr. Clark and tho association In general, both at home and Rbroa(1 Then followed an hour's address by tho genial secretary about hi overseas woik In the kind of shot and shell. Ha told how Vermont seemed like heaven after the devastation of war In Franco and how much the association was appreciated ami what It was doing for the men. Soldiers In the trenches ask for New Testaments arid he told of giving out several thou sand of the pocket edition to soldiers who asked for them. It Is not an excited fervor ot religion, so he stated, but the men realize that any time they may go to their Maker and they want to get right with God. Tho effect of religious services on the morale of the men Is wonderful. The work of a Y. M, C. A. socretary In Franco Is varied every single day, from gruvo digging to fighting, from rellgiouu services to starting baseball games. . An orchestra furnished a musical pro gram nnd the ladles ot the association tcrveil ft cslUUou, '