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VOL. VIIIC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXIV. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1918. NUMBER 46. FIRST I MAIL ROUTE IS OPENED plane Carries Pouches from New York to Washington in 8 Hours and 20 Minutes PELIVERED IN HALF HOUR Machine Making Trip from Capital Baa Break-Dawn Service Will Be Datlr Except Sunday Hereafter Washington, May 15. Aerial mall serv ice In the United States became an ac complished fact to-day. Piloted by an army of aviators, air planes carried consignments of mall from New York to Philadelphia to Washington nd from Philadelphia to New Yorlf. A plane which started from tho natlonnl capital for Philadelphia In the presence pf President Wilson and other high gov ernment officials was forced to land at Waldorf, lid., 30 miles away, because of a broken propeller. With tho exception of Sunday, dally trips from each end of the New York Washington air mail route are planned by the postofilce department. Each machine will fly only half the lap of the Journey, the mail being transferred to different planes at Philadelphia. The mall on the rnarchtne which was forced down to-day rlll be sent out from Washington on the plane making to-morrow's regular trip. Three hours and twenty minutes after l machine piloted by Lieutenant Torrcy H. Webb left the Belmont flying field near New York city to-day, the mall It car tied was landed in Washington and with in 33 minutes boy scouts had completed delivery of the 735 parcels consigned to Washington, including 19 pieces for the White House, one for Vice-President Mar shall and a number to Postmaster-General Burleson. Lieutenant W.ebb's machine reached Philadelphia at one o'clock and its mall was transferred to a plane driven by Lieutenant James C. Edgerton In six tnlnutes. That plane appeared over tho capital at 2:45 o'clock and landed a few minutes later. One of the letters was from Governor Whitman of New York, ad dressed to President Wilson and pledged New York to do its part in the Red Cross drive for the $100,000,000 war fund, which begins next Monday. Besides the President and Mrs. Wilson, Postmaster-General Burleson, Secretary Daniels, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt, Assistant Postmaster-Generals Praeger and Dockery and -Postmaster General Kamara of Japan, witnessed the departure of the mall plane from Wash ington. The President cancelled and autographed the aerial mall stamp on a letter from Postmaster-Qeneral Burleson to Postmaster Patten of New York and the stamp will be auctioned off in New York for the benefit of the Red Cross. Lieutenant George L. Boyle, formerly a Washington newspaper man, piloted the machine which carried 350 pounds of mall In a special compartment In the fuselage. The plane got away amid the applause of a big crowd around Potomac Park, and then headed for Philadelphia. The mishap occurred a short time afterwards, but Lieutenant Boyle brought the plane down successfully. Immediately after officials here learned of the mishap to l.icut. Boyle's machine, the Philadelphia postofilce was notified and the plane ready there to complete the lap' of the Journey to New York got away on time with mall from Philadelphia and vicinity. The mall planes are Curtiss military training machines and army aviators pi loting them are assigned to the work for experience in cross country flying. Post office officials said to-day that as the fliers become familiar with their air route the service will be speeded up and they event ually expect the trip to be made In less than three hours. Airplane mall Is accepted at New York and Philadelphia for points West and South, being transferred to trains here and at Philadelphia, while at Washington mall Is accepted for points in Pennsyl vania, New Jersey, New York and New England. The plane which brought mall from Kew xorK ana fnuaaeipma to-aay car ried letters of congratulation to Postmas ter-General Burleson from Adjutant-Gen' eral Hawley, president of tho Aero Club of America, John Wanamaker of Phlla delphia and Pffstmasters Patten of New York, Burton of Brooklyn and Thornton of Philadelphia. JOHNSON ANNOUNCES WAS ttenden Will FnrnUh 24 In latest Draft Fanners Will Be Drawn If Necessary MontneUer. May 15. Adjt.-Gen. H. T. Johnson this morning sent to the local boards of exemption notice of the quota which each county is expected to furnish under ths new call for 200 men from Vermont. Grand Isle and Essex counties do not fnrnlsh men because there would have been but one each from either county. In making the allotments to counties the call is made In proportion to the number of men left within class one, If a local board is unable to All Its allot ment from within class one, it Is in one, as In its Judgment can best be pared. The allotments are: Addison 15, Ben nlngton 10, Caledonia 9, Chittenden 24 Franklin 18, Lamoille 2, Orange 6, Orleans 13. Rutland No. 1 17, Rutland No, 2 it, Washington 16, Windham 27 and Wind or 37. CRUSHED TO DEATH Jastln O. Foss, Aged 33. Caught When Platform with Pile of Lumber Collapses Hyde Park, May 15, Justin C. Foss, aged S3 years, was Instantly killed at his mill Ip Eden yesterday morning by a large pile of lumber falling upon him. He went fi'Ar ttiA mill tn nil un machinery and while there a platform over him on which there, was a large pile of lumber, gave way and crushed him to death. Ills back was broken, his skull crushed, death being Instantaneous. He leaves a wife and nve cnuaren. ino lunerai win uu held at the Congregational Church at North Hyde Park Thursday afternoon at o o'clock. ' HAPPENINGS IN VT.; NEWS BY COUNTIES Addison County MIDDLEBURY The Mlddlebury women's committee on tho Liberty Loan drive raised $30,200 on the third Liberty Loan subscription out of the $130,000 total subscription In town, which was $34,000 more than double Mid dlebury's quota. Mr, and Mrs. William Crannelly have gone to Vergenncs to live as Mr. Crannelly has taken a position as night operator at tho railroad station there. Mrs. M. T. Bristol of Vcrgennes, who has been here to visit her daughters, the Misses Jennie and Ada Bristol, was taken ill some days ago with bronchitis, but Is now improving. Miss Ruth Hall, who has been In town for several weeks, has left for her.home In new Rochclle, N. Y., but will stop over for some time In Albany to visit friends. Mr. and Mrs. Luther Bonney and son left Sat urday for Turner, Me., making tho trip by automobile. Mrs. Charles F, Partridge of East Mlddlebury has re turned from Proctor, where she has been to visit her son, Frank C. Partridge, presi dent of the Vermont Marble company. She was accompanied on the trip by Mrs. Almon Enos. Miss Doris MacKclsey, who has been In town for several months, lias returned to West Rutland and will spend the summer with her parents. Mrs. Theo dore Wells and children of New York city arc In town to visit her brother, John A. Fletcher. Col. and Mrs. T. M. Chapman havo returned from New York city, where they havo been to vlBlt their daughter, Mrs. Kodjbanonr. B. Landers has re turned from Rutland, where he has been on a short business trip. Mrs. Ida E. Emerson has gone to Gassetts, where she will spend a few weeks. Henry Westall, who has been In town for a few days, has returned to Richmond. G. M. Ray, who has been In town to visit his sister, Mrs. Robert Plnney, has returned to Shelburne. Burley Sears of Burlington and Carl Sears of Vergennes, who have been In town for a few days, have re turned to their homes. Rupert Taylor, who has been visiting for a week at the home of his parents, Mr. and MrB. Fred Taylor, has returned to Rutland. Victor J. Bruce, a former ticket agent and tele graph operator at the local station here, who has been visiting old friends In town, has returned to Syracuse, N. Y. Mrs. W. H. Hildreth, who has been visiting Prof, and Mrs. Frank E. Howard for a few weeks, has returned to East Jaffrey, N. H. John D. Ryan, a former resident of this village, who has been In town for a week i to visit friends, has returned to Ogdens- burg, N. Y. The Alpha Sigma Phi I fraternity, which has occupied the Dr. '. M. H. Eddy house on Weybrldge street. has given up the same and is moving into tho rooms in the Ross block on Main street over the Joy store. Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Tucker, who have spent the winter with their daughter, Mrs.' W. M. Sever ance, in Oakdale, Mass., have returned home and opened their home on Case street. Curtis Desjardoh has resigned his position as baggage master at the depot and gone to New York, ' where he has taken a position with the Lake George Steamship company. Dr. P. E. Mellen has returned from White Plains, N. Y., where he went to visit his sister, Mrs. Allen Nelson. Mrs. Nelson will remain for while longer. Mr. and Mrs. Percl- val Hall of New York city are at the Addison. Phillip S. Calhoun, book keeper at the National bank of Mlddle bury for two years, has resigned his posi tion, as he has been called to the colors and will go to Camp Devens In the next draft, May 25. Word has been received that Mr. and Mrs. Dane D. Jackson of Springfield, Mass., are parents of a daugh ter. They were former residents of this village. James Condon, who has been one of Mlddlebury's most popular clerks for 27 years, has resigned his position with Louis Henfleld, which took effect Saturday evening. Mrs. E. J. Wiley, who spent the winter at Hepburn hall, has opened her own home on South street- Miss Marlon Dana, who has been visiting Miss Isabella Bristol, has returned to New Haven. Mrs. Mary Simpson and James McFarland of Camden, N. J., are in town to visit their sister, Mrs. William Dun can. Mrs. William K. Foster is in Rlpton assisting In the care of her father, C. B Noble, who has been seriously 111, but Is now improving, airs. Artnur ireeguora, who has been here for some time to visit her mother, Mrs. E. L. Pierce, has re turned to Whiting, accompanied home by her mother. The annual graduating exercises of the Mlddlebury high school were held In the town hall Friday evening. The hall was filled to Its capacity. The stage was ap proprlately decorated with evergreen and the class colors, blue and gold, and In the center hung their motto bearing the fol towing Inscription, "Vlncit Qui Laborat.' On the stage were the teachers and the prudential committee. The diplomas were presented to the graduates by Super Intendent A. W. Eddy, In appropriate re marks. The graduating class, which num bered 41 In all, which Is somewhat larger than usual and there were only nine boys In It. The graduates met In one of the side rooms In the front of the hall and at promptly eight o'clock marched Into the hall up the main aisle to seats reserved for them In the front, to the music of Vittum's orchestra and under the mar shalshlp of Orln Nelson. The following were the prize winners: First, Katharine Burrage, whose essay and valedictory was on "One American Woman In France' second. Hazel Alice Billings, whose essay was on "Thrift and Patriotism": third Madeline Blanche Newton, whose essay was on "The Playground Movement." The Judges were Frank Dyer of Salisbury, Elizabeth Plnney of Mlddlebury and Charles E. Crane of Mlddlebury. Mothers' day was generally observed at the orthodox churches Sunday and the mothers were presented with the customary carnations. Willis N. Cady, master of the State Grange, and Mrs Cady have returned from Sudbury, where last week they took part In the spe ctal exercises of the Sudbury Grange They were accompanied on the trip by Mrs. Arthur Bristol. Mr. and Mrs Henry W, Langdon of Minneapolis, Minn, former residents of various places In Ad' dlson county are visiting relatives and friends In Mlddlebury and vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Forest Benson of Weston, who have been here for a month as guests of Mrs. Benson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wll Ham Lauber, Sr., are parents of a daugh ter, born Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs Lester Burt, who have been visiting in town for several days, have returned to Sudbury. Mrs. W. A. Atwell and children have returned to Brandon after having lived several years In town during the education of tho children at school and college. Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Walker and daughter, Faith Walker, have re turned to Proctor after a few days In town. Monday, market day.egga brought 30 to S3 cents and butter 35 to 40 cents. Fred Pierce, a member of the second field artillery at Camp Devens, is in town: Professors R. H. White, A. R, Davis and P. C. Voter, with the Rev. E. B. Holmes, left Monday for a trip over the Long Trail, which they will strlko at Lincoln, and go north over the top of Mount Mans field. A consignment of seven cans of brook trout fry and two cans lake trout fry arrived In Mlddlebury Monday on the noon train from the government hatchery at Pittsford. They were taken in charge by the Addison County Fish and Game League and the brook trout fry were planted In tho brooks of Rlpton and Sal isbury, and the lake trout fry in Lake Dunmore. Mrs Nettle D. Law and nephew, Rollaiton Styles, have gone to Morrlsvllle to visit Stephen Braekett and Mrs. Myra Stiles. Louis Dumas, who has been here for a short time, has returned to Bridport. Fred H. Manchester of Brandon Is In town on a business visit of some length. Miss Anno Mackenzie has gone to Keene, N. H., for tho summer. Miss Irene Bissett has returned from Bur llngton, where Bhe has been to visit relatives and friends. Fred Bcatty has gone to Rutland, where ho has a posl tlon with tho Western Union Telegraph company. Mrs. James Alger ts visiting her sister, Mrs. Ellen Sears. Mrs. S. S. Eddy Is In Rochester, N. Y., where she went to attend the wedding of her cousin, Miss Virginia Martin, to Garland Osborn, Mr. and Mrs. F. P, Davison, who have spent a few months In town, have returned to lower Cabot, where they will spend tho summer. Prof, W. E Davison has gone to Rlverton, N. J., to be director of a boys' farm camp on a large fruit farm, which Is under the direction of the Burlington county Y. M. C. A. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Bradley, who have spent the winter in Boston, have returned for the summer, The Memorial day and Memorial Sun day speakers here this year will all be Mlddlebury men. The Memorial Sunday services will be held at the Methodist Church at the regular hour for church services, 10:45 a. m., and the Rev. O. M, Moody, pastor of the church, will preach the sermon. Efforts will be made to change this meeting into a union meeting of all the Protestant churches, which efforts will undoubtedly succeed. The Memorial day exercises will be held In the town hall at two o'clock In the after noon on Thursday, May 30, with the Rev. Henry C. Newell, pastor of the local Congregational Church, as orator of the day, and the address at the monu ment will be given by the Rev. Elbert D. Holmes, rector of St. Stephen's Epls- copal Church. The graveB of soldiers In the two cemeteries will be decorated with flowers In the morning by commit tees from William P. Russell Post and William P. Russell Circle, appointed for that purpose, and the procession to the cemeteries will be omitted this year. Charles A. Prior of Burlington Is here for a few days. Wallace G. Kimball of this town, who went to Camp Devens April 30 with the latest bunch of Addi son county conscripted men, arrived back hom Monday night, having been finally discharged from the service on account of physical- disability, ,dus to -heart trouble. Mrs. Allen R. Sturtevant, wife of State's Attorney Sturtevant, went Monday night with her children to New York city to spend three or four weeks with relatives In that city and Its en virons. Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Newton of Forcstdale have returned after spend ing some time here with friends. A civil service examination for clerks, type writers and bookkeepers will bo held hero Saturday, May 25, successful candidates being wanted to fill positions In the gov ernmental offices In New England, but especially for the ordnance department. The examination will be held at the local iiostofflce and will be conducted bv George W. Mead of the Mlddlebury post office force. Mr. and Mrs. James Martin have returned from Florence, where they nave oeen on a visit to Mr. Martin's mother, Mrs. Catherine Martin. Mrs. Randall Hammond of Brandon Is here on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. W. Fred Ham mond at the government Morgan stock rarm in Weybrldge. Heavy rains Sunday night, all day Monday and a great part of Monday night and Tuesday morning have raised the rivers and streams in this section abnormally for the season, and In several cases gardens planted on side hills were entirely washed away. H. A. Brann of Taunton, Mass., Is In town. Charles Blair has returned after an absence of several weeks In Burling ton ana has taken a position with the Mlddlebury Marble company. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer O. Gates of Shmokln. Pa., and their daughters, the Misses Norah and Freda Gates, are on a two weeks' visit In town.-Mrs. William F. Bentley, wno nas been In Mooers Forks, N. Y., for two months to visit her parents, has returned.-C. F. Rich was In Brandon Tuesday to attend tho funeral of Dr. Henry Wright. James Condon has gone io ttuuana. where he will take a week's training In the A. & P. store of that city, after which he expects to return to Mlddlebury and enter their storo here Mr. and Mrs. Wllber Walt have none to urandon to attend tho funeral of n relative. a pretty wedding took place at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church at eight o'clock Wednesday morning, when Miss Esther Mary Henrlcks, youngest daugh ter of A. T. Hendricks, was united In mar riage to Alexander Aunchman. an em pioye or the uutland railroad at the local station. Tho ceremony was Dcrformpd by the Rev. T. J. Leonard. Miss Margaret Mitchell was bridesmaid aand Phillip S. Murry best man. The bride was gowned In a suit of Copenhagen blue, wure a wimu ibco nai, ana carried a black prayer book and prayer beads. The briaesmald was gowned In a navy blue taffeta suit and wore a white chiffon hat. After the ceremonies at the church the bridal party was taken tn the home of the Daiae'a parents, where a wedding break- last was served. Mr. and Mrs. Auncnman left during the after noon for parts unknown. They will re turn to Mlddlebury and make this tholr future home. There was a good attend ance at the church and they received many costly presents from their many friends. A consignment of 6,000 brook trout from the government hatchery at Pittsford were brought in on the' noon train and taken In charge by the Addison County Fish and Game League, being de posited In the Ingalls brook. The Hon. John E. WeSks, director of State Institu tions, has returned from Rutland, whero on Tuesday he made a) official visit to tho House of Correction. In the evening Judge Weeks attended a concert given by a number of friends of Inmates ot the Institution and delivered a brief address In which he warmly commended tho men for their good? work In helping to carry on the new commercial enterprises of the In stitution. At the regular meeting of Mlddlebury Orange Tuesday It was voted to accept the Invitation of a rand View .(Continued on page two.) HILL 44 RETAKEN RY Bite Is Also Taken Into the German Line In the Amiens Region NO LARGE ENGAGEMENTS Emperor Will lam and Charles Meet and Agree on Solution ot Question of Eastern Border States (Associated Press War Review.) Still another day has passed without the Germans renewing their offensive In Flanders or PIcardy. Nowhero have the Infantry operations by either slde on these battle fronts, or for that matter, tn any of the numerous theatres of tho war, risen In Importance above patrol en gagements. North of Kemmel, where tho Germans on Tuesday gained a footing on Hill 44, one of tho bloodiest sectors on the west ern front, the lost vantage points have been retrieved through the persistent counter attacks of the French, who suc ceeded In expelling the enemy from the shell holes along the slopes to which he had been tenaciously holding. Not alone were the Germans forced to recede, but the French advanced their line and also took prisoners. Llkewlso south of Halites, in the Amiens region, the French have taken another bite Into tho German line and success fully warded off a German counter at tack launched In an endeavor to recap ture the lost ground. The Germans in these manoeuvres suffered heavy casual ties and also lost men made prisoner. Throughout Wednesday the British were left severely alone by the German In fantry. Although the enemy Is keeping his in fantry to their trenches he continues to use his artillery vigorously against salient positions held by the British and French all along the front, especially against Field Marshal Halg's forces south of Albert and against the French north of Kemmel. The French north of Mont dldler anu along the curve In the battle front between Montdldler and Noyon also have been under an intensive Are from the German guns. American aviators on the battle front In the Toul sector are continuing to per form notable deeds of bravery In the air against the enemy flyers. Wednesday witnessed three additional planes in this region brought to earth by American air menall of them having been shot down. The French, In recognition of the bravery of the Americans In the aerial combats, decorated five of them with the French war cross. The meeting between the German and Austrian Emperors at German grand headquarters seemingly has been produc tive of a strengthening of the relations between Germany and the dual monarchy, which" It" Tlad been reported unofficially were somewhat strained. After parting Emperor William and Emperor Charles exchanged messages of felicitation over the accord arrived at in their discus sions and expressive of deep mutual friendship. It Is asserted that the Emperors not only reached an agree ment on the solution of the question of eastern border states, but that they also selected monarchs for Lithuania, Cour land, Esthonta and Poland. NEW FOOD ADMIHISTRATOR Frank H. Brooks of St. Johnsbury Succeeds James Hartness Latter Busy With Other War Work Springfield, May 15. Frank H. Brooks of St Johnabury has been appointed United States food administrator for Ver mont to succeed the Hon. James Hartness of this place who was compelled to resign because of the pressure of other war work with which he is connected. Mr. Hartness recently returned from Europe where he went as a member of the United States air craft commission. Mr. Hartness was one of the original State administrators appointment by President Wilson on the recommendation of Herbert Hoover. Mr. Brooks Is now in Washington, where he was called by Mr. Hoover last week Upon his return he will open food offices In the State House In Montpclier, the of fices of the clerk and speaker of the House having been assigned to him for this purpose by Governor Graham. The new food administrator Is r. well known Vermonter who for many years was connected with L. and T. Fairbanks & Co. ot St. Johnsbury having been presl dent of the concern from 1912 until a fow months ago. He was appointed by Governor Fletcher n member of tho board of commissioners to Investigate the educa tlonal system of Vermont and at present he Is a member of tho State board of education. CLAIMS OF $40,000 AGAINST MILK CONCERN Surely Company Bonding; Boston Co, In Vermont Disclaims Liability Rutland, May 15. A large number of farmers gathered at the county court house here to-day at a hearing boforo John C. Sherburne of Randolph as special master In the case of the State of Vermont against a surety company which bonded the Boston Condensed Milk company when that concern ran a milk car through Ver mont. The amount of the bond which was furnished was $50,000. The hearing to-day was for the purpose oi permitting milk producers of Rutlana ana Aaaison coun ties to nrove claims against the con densed milk concern amounting to 140,000, The bonding company claims that the milk concern's license to do ousiness in er mont as a forclgh corporation was re voked In February. 19". that liability under the bond stopped then. The State denies this. FOYE WOUNDED IN FRANCE. Private Leonard Foyo of Rutland, who was born In Burlington, nun ueou wounuea in ion In France. He Is 32 and Is the son of Charles W. Foye. He enlisted about the time tho vermom wdih io me Mexican border. CATTLE BUYER INJURED. Anthony Tomasl, a well known cattle buyer of Barre, Is In n critical condition as the result of being thrown through the windshield when the steering gear of his motor broKO. Ill" ouu nutimcn miiu he was carried part way to the hospital FRENCH TROOPS before W "" WMU,U " PRES. WILSON SUMMONS CHARLES E. HUGHES TO AID I UPRISING IN U. S. Arrangements Made in 1914 Says Witness at Hidden Munitions Investigation Now York. May 15. Plans had been made in 1814 for a revolution of Germans In the United States In case this country should be drawn Into the European war. according to testimony to-day at he State attorney-general's investigation of re ports of hidden munitions. Ivan Norodny, vice-president or tne Russian-American Asiatic corporation, who admitted he had sympathized with Russian revolutionists before the Em peror was overthrown atirioutea me revelation of plans for an uprising In the United States to Baron von Gersdorff, friend of the German Crown Prince and a former German agent In Mexico who was Interned after the United States en tered the war. At a dinner at a New York hotel in the fall of 1914, Norodny said, he met -von Gersdorff, Captain Hans Tauscher, for mer Krupp agent In the United States, and another German whom ho knew as Lasen or Muck and who was the man ager of Mme. Gadskl, wife of Captain Tauscher. Norodny quoted von uersaorrt as saying: The Schuetzenverein (German rifle clubs) have arms In this country and in case of trouble with the United States they will side with Germany. The rifles have come from Germany and In case of war the Germans here will assist the W. W. and the socialists." They both, von Gersdorff and Tauscher, told Norodny, the latter testified, that the autocracy In Russia ought to be over thrown, and von Gersdorff offered to sup ply Norodny with arms free so that revolu tionists In Russia could seize tne govern ment and make a separate peace with Germany. Norodny testified that he re jected this plan from patriotic motives. Previous to this conversation, he said, he had been trying to buy rifles from Tauscher for the Russian army, but after being shown a quantity of arms In a New Jersey storehouse gave up the idea because he realized that he was dealing with an enemy of his country and the arms If purchased might be sunk by the Germans on the way to Russia. In addition the Germans urged upon him that he was persona non -grata with the Russian government. They did not seem anxious to continue negotiations unless for the purpose of fomenting a revolu tion. The efforts of Deputy Attorney-General Becker to learn the names of the own ers of 1,000,000 Mauser rifles and one bil lion cartridges which various brokers had testified were offered for sale in New York by Gustav Lusslng, a German-born American citizen, proved futile when Lusslng took the stand. He denied the testimony of various witnesses that he had represented himself as the agent of the owners. Mr. Becker announced that he would be recalled to the stand at the resumption of the Investigation, May 22. 10 COMPLETE ENDOWMENT President Thomas of Mlddlebury Col lege Appeals for $47,000 to Finish 400,000 Mark Mlddlebury, May 15. President John H. Thomas of the college has sent out a new and last appeal to the alumni and other friends of the college to raise the comparatively smalt amount which Is nec essary to bring the new special endow ment fund up to the (400,000 mark orig inally aimed at by the first of July, the present shortage Is about $47,000, so It Is necessary to raise on an average about Stoon per day tn order tc .completo the fund In time. MEETING OF PASSUMPSIC CONGREGATIONAL CLUB Lyndonvlllc, May 14. The May meeting M the Passumpslc Congregational club will be held here on the evening of May 22 In connection with the annual meeting of the Congregational Confer ence. Following the supper the club will adjourn to music hall to hear the addresses ot tho evening, which are as follows: "Directing Religious Work In a Y. M. C. A. Hut," tho Rev. L. M. Isaacs of Orwell; "Vermont Congregatlonallsts, Overseas, Past, Present and Future," tho Rev. Dr. William E. Strong of Bos ton; "Democracy in the Trenches," the Rev. Dr. Adam of Montreal. ST. JOHNSBURY SCHOOL TO STAGE PAGEANT Concord, May 15. The notable feature of tho commencement exercises of the Junior high school will be the pageant on Thursday, May 23, in commemoration of the 95th anniversary of the establishment of the first normal school in America, 95 years ago. The episodes for the pageant have been written by Miss Madeline Randall of St. Johnsbury, largely based on the historical writings of the founder of the school, the Rev. Dr. S. R. Hall. The pageant will be given on the school lawn with many dances, also arranged by Miss Randall. The sermon to the graduating class will be given next Sun day by the Rev. George A. Martin of St. Johnsbury and the class day exer cises will be held on Wednesday after noon. MONTH'S PAY $16,803.78 lloys In France Bent March Money by Ntntr Treasurer ' Montpclier, May 15. The State treas urer has paid to the boys of the old Ver mont reKlment who are In Franco the sum of Jlti.R03.78 for tho month of March, tho tlmo Intervening between that month and May 15 being needed for tho cards to arrive at the treasurer's ofltce from France, GERMANS PLANNED Mr. Hughes Accepts the Task and Will Go to Washington in a Few Days President's Action Creates Stir at Capitol, but Repub licans and Democrats, Alike, Express Satis faction Another Development That Creates Interest Is President's Announcement that He Would Regard Passage of Senator Cham berlain's Resolution Authorizing Further Inquiry into Other Phases of War Prepara tion as a Vote of Want of Confidence in the Administration and An Attempt to Take Over the Conduct of the War Resolution Is Amended in Committee by Close Vote. Washington, May 15. President Wilson has summoned Charles E. Hughes to act with Attorney-General Gregory In the Investigation of criminal charges made tn connection with aircraft production. Mr. Hughes' acceptance of the task was announced to-day at the White , furnished by the war department, show House and he wilt come to Washington . how contracts for airplanes, engines In a few days to go over plans with the attorney-general. This announcement overshadowed tn Interest any other development which created a great stir at the Capitol. In a letter to Senator Martin, the demo cratic leader, the President earlier in the day had emphatically reiterated his opposition to the phrasing ot a pend ing resolution authorizing further inquiry by the Senate military committee into other phases of the war preparation. He said he would regard the passage of such a resolution as a vote of want of confi dence in the administration and virtually as an attempt to take over the conduct of the war. In designating former Judge Hughes, whose record In the New York Insurance Investigation is well remembered, the President said he felt the department of Justice's Investigation was of the very greatest Importance; that If any persons were found to be guilty they might be prosecuted vigorously and promptly and that the reputations of those attacked might be protected it the charges were found to be groundless. The letter to Senator Martin was the subject of heated discussion. Senator Chamberlain ot Oregon introduced the resolution of Inquiry, called before the Senate expenditures committee consider ing It, declared there was no intention of investigating the "conduct of the war," and that the resolution was worded as It was only to give the military com mittee, of which he Is chairman, author ity to resume Its previous Investigations. The senator also issued a statement in which he explained that no charges had been made against Major-General Squler or Rear Admiral Taylor, the army and navy members of the aircraft board. The expenditures committee, by a vote of three to two, amended the resolution by striking out reference to the conduct of the war, and adding a proviso specifi cally limiting the scope of the commit tee's activities. If the Senate refuses to adopt the resolution as amended Sena tor Chamberlain indicated he would drop the investigation planned. Administration leaders were of the opin ion to-night, howover, that the amend ment would be acceptable at the White House and that the resolution would be passed. If so, the military committee will proceed Independently of the depart ment of Justice inquiry. Preparation for the department of Jus tice Investigation ordered recently by the ODD FELLOWS MEET Grand Encampment of Vermont at Bai 'Has Had One of the Most Snoei ful Yemra In Its History Barre, May 15. Attendance at the an nual convention of the Odd Fellows In creased materially to-day with the open ing session of the Grand Encampment of Vermont. The first meeting of the en campment was held In Howland hall at nine o'clock with a large attendance of delegates, and before noontime adjourn ment came, half of the business had been transacted. The encampment members were In session again this afternoon, and officers elected Just before the midday recess were Installedthls evening. Following are the elective officers named for the ensuing year: Grand patriarch. J. M. Well of Charles Wood house encampment. Proctors ville; rand high priest, E. F. Nash of Green Moun tain encampment, Burlington; grand senior warden, 11. L. Russell of Otter Creek encampment, Rutland; grand scribe, Gerry F. Walker ot Golden Rule encampment, Bellows Falls; grand treas urer, Charles G, Staples of Oasis encamp ment, Brattleboro; grand Junior warden, Eugene E. Campbell of Alhambra en campment. Waterbury. Despite the difficulties attending the attainment of the greatest efficiency tn fraternal work, the Grand Encampment of Vermont Is emerging from one of the most successful years In Its history, according to reports made by the various officers at the morning session. The re tiring grand patriarch, Elmer E. Jenne of Newport, gave an encouraging account of the year's achievement, and the tone of optimism permeating his report also was heard In the yearly statements ot tho subordtnato officers. There are 33 subordinate encampments In the State, and all of them appear to be In a flourish ing condition. While the grand encampment dcliber cted, a motion that the treasurer be em powered to buy Liberty bonds was offered from the floor. It met with tho Instant approval of the delegates and was quickly carried. The sum fixed was IM0, and It will be Invested at once, If that desk Is no longer needed, find a buyer through a few lines ot classified advertising CRAFT PROBE President, as a result of sensational charges based largely upon statements by Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor, already are proceeding under the direction of Assistant Attorney-General William L. Frlerson. Frlerson Is now examining documents anu pans were jet, ana giving otner in formation on the airplane manufacturing program. He also has the report to the President of the Investigating committee, headed by H. Snowden Marshall, and that of Mr. Borglum. As modified the Chamberlain resolution wilt be reported to-morrow by Senator McKellar of Tennessee, democrat, who Is Joined In the recommendation by Senators Smoot of Utah and France of Maryland, republicans. It will not be accompanied by an opposing minority report from Senator Thompson of Kansas, chairman of the expenditures committee, who con ferred yesterday with the President, and Senator Jones of New Mexico, democrat. Action In the Senate Is not planned to morrow, and a vote may be deferred until Saturday or early next week. The oppo sition of Senators Thompson and Jones ts directed largely at minor features of the resolution which they also regard as unnecessary. At a conference of democratic senators during the day it was agreed that the administration forces, would oppose adop tion of a resolution In a form which might bo considered to authorize an in quiry into general conduct of the war and also to oppose authorization of experts and assistants for the committee. The choice of Mr. Hughes to act with the attorney-general was met with ex pressions of satisfaction on all sides at the capital. Some republican senators voiced sur prise, but there was not a suggestion of disapproval. MR. HUGHES' ACCEPTANCE. The President's letter to Mr. Hughes .was written Monday and the reply came to-day Just before tho announcement that the former Justice had accepted the task. Mr. Hughes wrote: "I beg to acknowledge receipt of your lettessof May 13th, appreciating fully the gravity of the matter. I shall be glad to co-operate with the attorney-general In making a prompt and thorough Investi gation of the charges of responsibility in connection with aircraft production. You may be assured that nothing wilt give me greater pleasure than to render any assistance within my power. I assume that the attorney-general will advise me of his wishes for a conference with a view to making definite and adequate plans for the investigation and I shall endeavor to arrange my affairs so that these plans may be carried out with as little delay as possible." TAKES FINAL ADJOURNMENT Supreme Court Hears Darlington Will Cmc Reverses S2JS00 Verdict Won for Shortened Lee Montpeller, May 15. Supreme court this atfemoon took final adjournment. The case of Mattle Ford vs. Harvey Hersey was argued this morning. Mrs. Ford ts a Burlington woman and the suit is rela tive to the deeding ot property by her. while very 111, to Mr, Hersey. The petition ot J. H. Gaines for a new trial, in Orleans county, was argued In the latter part ot the morning. The supreme court in the case ot R. N. Baldwin vs. Gaines affirmed the Judg ment of the lower court as to liability and reversed ths case as to the damages Mr. Gaines argued that he had discovered new evidence and asked for a new trial on the liability as well as the damage. In tho lower court Mr. Baldwin won a ver dict for $2,500, one log being two inchex shorter than the other as a result of Dr. Gaines reducing tho fracture. Orleans county case of Hoyt and Hoyt vs. village of North Troy was argued. The case of State vs. Kaatx la to. be sub mitted on briefs. MRS. YABLONSKI WILL BE SENT TO WATERBURY Will De Obierml as to Her Sanity Charged Wltk Murdering- Husband ' Rutland, May 15. Mrs. Mary Yablonskl of West Pawlet, who Is charged with murder In causing the death by shooting of her husband, Frank Yablonskl, nt their home last week, has been ordered Bent to the State Hospital for Insane at Waterbury for observation as to her san ity, This order was made by Judge Stanton In Rutland county court upon petition of her attorney, Clarence E. Parker, of Granville, N. Y who showed that the defense would be Insanity. It Is expected that some disposition may bo made of tho cue? at the September term of court. States Attorney C. V. Po-ilin of this city to-day conducted an Inquest before Judge Edwin Horton of Chittenden to. ore pare evidence for tho case, .