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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
With an ofllclal temperature of 83 de
Kice. Tuesday was tho warmest day
by a considerable margin, thus far this
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
M r. Mar Uurnx
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
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
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.
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
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.
List of unclaimed letters In the Bur
lington postofflce for the week ending
May I. 191S:
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,
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.
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
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
More Nev) Home and Morning
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
shades for street arid evening
wear, 40 inches wide, priced
$2.25 per yard.
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
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
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