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HE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1919.
WILSON DEFENDS LEAGUE CEARTER (Cimflnuril friini piiKr tint.) llic path of (Imt line of compicst; tho Tttiklsh empire, whn.su Interests who profcsicd to make her own hiy In the illrcL'l path Unit she Intended lo trnxtl, ' Anil now what Iiuk happened? The Austro-Iluiigiirliin empire" linn gone to piecoH mid tho Turkish empire linn dls nppeared, nnd tho nations that effected that Rieat i vault for It wan a result of llherntlomtro now responsible us tlie irustcos of tho assets of thotio (treat nations, Inn not only wotdd have weak nations lying Iti this path hut you would have nations In which that old poisonous seed of Intrigue could he planted with the certainty that tho crop would he nhlindant, ntul one of tho things that the Leaguo of Nations Is Intended lo watch Is the course of Intrigue. Intrlguo can not stand publicity, and If tho Leaguo of Nations wero nothing Imt a great debat ing society It would kill Intrigue. "It Is ono of the agreements of this covenant that It Is the friendly right of every nation a member of the league to call attention lo anything that It thinks will disturb tho peace of tho world, no matter where that thing Is occurring. "There Is no subject that may touch the pence of the world which Is exempt fnm inquiry and discussion, and I think everybody here present will agrco with me that Germany would never have gone 'o war It she had permitted the world to discuss the aggression upon Serbia for a single week. "The British foreign ofllco suggested, It pleaded that there might bo a day or two delay so that the representatives of tho nations of Europe could get to gether and discuss the possibilities of n settlement. Germany did not dare per mit a day's discussion. You know what happened. So soon as the world realized that an outlaw was at lurgo, tho nations began one b ono to draw together against her, NOTICE TO OUTLAW NATION!! "We know for a certainty that If Ger many had thought for a. moment that Great Hrltaln would go In with Franco nnd with Russia she never would havo undertaken the enterprise, and the league of na I.' if Is meant as a notice to all outlaw nations that not only Great Britain, but tho United States and tho tost of the world will go in to stop en terprises of thnt sort. So tho leaguo of nations Is nothing more nor lens than he covenant that tho world will-always m ilntuln the standards which It has now vindicated to some of the most pre. lr.U3 blood ever spilt. "Tho liberated peoples of the Austro Hungarlan empire and of tho Turkish empire call out to us for this thing. It has not arisen In the council of states men. Europe Is a hit sick at heart at this very moment, because It sees that statesmen have had no vision, and that .the only vision has been the vision of tilu people. Those who sulfur see. Those against whom wrong Is wrought know how desirable is the right and tho rightt dus. "Tie nations that have long been under the lnel o' the Austrian, that have long cowered before the German, that have long uf ered the Indescribable agonies of being sn.erned by the Turk, havo -ailed otu to the world, generation after gentiati. i to.- justice, for liberation, for succor; mil no Ti lnet in the world has hr nd the n. I'r vale organizations, pitying hearts, philsunl ropic men and women have pom - 1 out their treasure in order to iCl.eVe Ur se sufferings; but no nation luis said to the nations responsible 'You must stun, this thing Is Intolerable, and we will not permit it.' Aiid the vision hai In en Willi the people. - ".Vy 'nends 1 wish you would reflect upoti tins proposition. The vision as to vha' I tie.-es ary for great reforms bus soldo i i jiv from the lop In the nations of t world. It has come from the need and the aspli atlon and the self-assertion of gieiu bodies of men who meant lo bo free And I can explain some of tho criticisms which have been leveled against this great enterprise only by the sup position that tlie men who utter the criticism have never felt the great pulse of the heart of the world. "And I am .amazed not alarmed but amazed that there should bo In some quarters such a comprehensive ignorance of tlie state of tile wmld. These gentle men do not know what the mind of men Is just now, Everybody else does. I do not know where they have Tieen closeted; do not know by what Inilueucees they havo been blinded: but I do know that they havo separated from the general cui-rents of the thoughts of mnnkind. "And I want to utter this solemn warn ing, not in the way of a threat; tho forces of the world do not threaten, they oper ate. The great tides of the world do not give notice that they are going to rise and i tin; they riso in their majesty and over whelm might and those who stand In tho way are overwhelmed. Now the heart of tho world Is awake, and the heart of tho world must be satisfied. "Do not let yourself suppose for a mo ment that the uneasiness In tho popula tions of Europe Is duo entirely to eco nomic causes or economic motives. Some thing very much deeper underlies It all' than that. "They sec that their governments havo never been able to defend them against In trigue or aggression, and that there Is no force cr foresight or of prudence In nny modern cabinet to stop war and therefore they say 'Thero must be somo funda mental causo for this' and the fundamen tal cause they aro beginning to perceive to ho that nations havo stood singly or In littlo Jealous groups against each other, fostering prejudices, Increasing tho dan ger of war, rather than concerting moaB ures to prevent it; and that If there Is right In the woild, If there Is Justlco In the world, thero Is no reason why nations should bo divided In the support of justlse. "They aro thcreforo saying If you really bellovo that thero Is a right, If you really believe that wars ought to bo stopped, stop thinking' about tho rival; Interests of nations, and think nbout inon nnd women nnd childron throughout tho world. "NatlotiH aro not made to afford dis tinction to their rulers by way of suc cess in tho manoeuvres of politics; nations aro meant, if they aro mennt for anything, to mako tho men and women and children In them securo ami happy and prosperous, nnd no nation has tho right to sot up Its special Interests against tho Interests ind benefits of mankind, least of all IIiIh great nation which wo love. "It wiih sot up for tho benefit of mnn kind, II was set up lo Illustrate tho highest IdoalH and to nchlovo tho high est aspirations of inon who wanted lo he frco; and tho world tho world of to-day believes that and counts on UK. and would bo thrown baolc Into tin blackness of despair If wo de be rled It, 'I' have tried mini and again, my fellow citizens, lo say to littlo clr i leu of friends or to larger hodlos, v ia scenri to he tho real hope of tho i I of Eumpe, and I toll you I l' "1 hnvo not hern ahla to do so l o e v ben tho thought tries to I itt I" Pilo ispcoch, the profound nuulioii of tho llilny: Is too much; speech will not carry, I hnvo folt tho tragedy of tho hopo of tltoso suffering peoples. "It Is tragedy because it Is a hope which cannot bo realized In Its per fection, and yet I havo folt besides Its tragedy, Its compulsion, Its com pulsion upon every living: man to ex orcise overy Influence that, ho ban to the utmost to seo that as littlo an possible of that hopo Is disappointed because If men cannot now, after this itgony of bloody sweat, como to their Belf possession nnd see how to rcgu lato tho affairs of tho world, wo will sink hack Into a period of strugglo In which thero will ho no hope, nnd thoioforo no mercy. Thero can ho no mercy where there Is no hope, for why should you spnro nnothcr If you, cuiinot expote to perish. Why should you bo pitiful If you can got no pity? Why should you bo Just If, upon overy hand you aro put upon? WHERE T11H CRITICS Aim BLIND. "There Is another thlnpr which I think tho critics of this covenant have not observed. They not only havo not observed the tompcr of the world, but they hnvo not even observed tho tem per of thoko splendid boys In khaki that thoy sent across the seas. 1. havo had tho proud consciousness of tho reflected glory of those boys, be caitso the constitution made mo their commnndor-ln-chlef nnd they havo taught mo somo lessons. When wo went Into the war, we went Into -It on tho basis of declarations which; It was my privilege to utter, because I bellovo them to bo an Interpretation of the purpose iwid thought of the people of the United States. "And those boys went over there with tho feeling that they were sacredly bound to the realization of those Ideals; that they were not only going over thero to beat Germany; they wero not going over thero merely with re.ieptinent In their hearts against a particular outlaw na tion; but that tlffy were crossing these 3,000 miles cjf sea In. order to, show to ICuropo that tho United . States, when It became necessary, would go anywhere where the rights of mankind were threat ened. "They would not sit still In tho trenches. They would not, bo restrained by tho prudence of experienced continental com- manders. They thought they had como over there, to do a particular tiling, and they were going to do It and do It at once. And. Just as soon as that rush of spirit ns well as rush of. body camo in contact with the lines of the enemy, they began to break, and they continued to break until the end. They continued to break, my fellow citizens, not merely because of the physical force of those lusty youngsters, but because of the Irresistible spiritual force of tho armies of the United States. It was that they felt. It was that that awed them. It was that that made them feel, If thoso youngsters iver got a foothold, they could never be dislodged and therefore every foot" of ground that they won was permanently won for the liberty of man kind. ' WILL FIGHT TO Till! KND "And do you suppose that having felt that crusading spirit of these youngsters, who went over, there not to glorify America but to serve their fellow men. I am going to permit,-myself for one moment to slacken In my effort to be worthy of them and their cause. What I said at the opening I said with a deeper meaning than perhaps you have caught; I do mean not to come back until it Is over over there and It must not be over until the nations of the world are assured of lite permanency of peace. "Gentlemen on this side of tlie water would be very much profited by gotttng Into communication with some gentle men on the other side of the water. We some times think, my fellow citizens, that the experienced statesmen of tho European nations are an unusually hard headed set 'of men, bj' whlclfwe generally mean, although we do not admit It, that they are a lilt cynical; that they say: 'This Is a very practical world' by which you always mean that it is not an ideal world; that thoy do not bellevo that things can be settled upon an Ideal basis. Well I never came Into Intimate contact, with them before, but It they used to lie that way they are not that way now. They have been subdued, If that was once their temper. by tho awful slgnlfitniice of recent events and tlm awful Importance of what Is to ensue; and there Is not one of them with whom 1 have come in contact, who does not feel that he cannot In conscience return to bis people from Purls upless be has done his utmost to do something more than attach his name to 'a treaty of peace, livery man In , the conference knows that the treaty of peace lu Itself will be Inoperative as Mr., Taft has said without 'this constnnt support and energy of a great organization such as Is sup piled by the League of Nations. MANY WERE SKEPTICAL "And men who, when I first went over there were skeptical of the possibility of forming a league of nations, admitted that If we could but form it, it would be an Invaluable Instrumentality through which to securo the operation bf the vari ous parts or tho treaty and when tnat treaty comes back gentlemen on this side will llnd the covenant not only in It, but so mnny threads of tho treaty tied to the covenant that you cannot dissect the covenant from the treaty without destroying tho whole vital structure. The structure of peace will not be vital with out the leaguo of nations and no man Is going lo bring back a cadaver with him. "I must say that I havo been puzzled by somo of the criticisms not by tho criticisms themselves; I cannot under stand them perfectly, even when there was no foundation for them; but by the fuct of tho criticism. I cannot Imagine how these gentlemen can live nnd not llvo in tho atmosphoro of the world. I cannot Imagine how they can llvo and not bo in contact with the events of the times, and I particularly cannot imagine how they can bo Amerlcnns and set up a doctrine of careful selfishness, thought out to. the last detail. I havo heard no counsel of generosity in their criticism. I have heard no constructive suggestion. I havo heard nothing except 'Will It not be dangerous to us to help tho world?' It would be fatal to us not to holp It. "From being what I will venturo to call the famous nnd tho most, powerful nation In tho world we would of a sud den havo become the most contemptible So, 1 did not need to bo told, as 1 havo boon told, that tho people of tho United States vfbuld support this co.vonant. I am an American and I knew they would. In conclusion the President sulci; "It Is Inconceivable thnt wo should disappoint them and wc shall not. Tho day will como when men In America will look back with swelling- hearts nnd rising prldo that thoy should havo boon privileged to muko tho sacrifice which It wiih necessary to mn,ko lu onler to combine; their might and their moral power with the cause of Justlco for-men of overy kind everywhere. "God give us the strength and vision , to do It wisely, God glvo us thu prlvl j lego' of knowing that wo did It with-. I out counting tho cost, and because wo .were trim Americans, lovers of Hboity I and of doing; right," j AND SHE BEL1EVEP Ijfjl Hetty Maud says sho met you In New , Yen It and you kissed her. , l .Inek-lltit did she tell you tljut I said: "iiero is something Wnnt you to glvo Hetty when you got back?" Hetty-No, sho didn't, tho menu thlng! ilobton Transcript. HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT .(Continued from pniee all.) Evelyn Grlillth visited .relatives lu Mnnt peller last week, Severnl from town at tended the Masonic, supper In Wnltsfleld Friday. Mrs. M, M. Fielder hns roturnod from Wnltsfleld, whero sho has been car ing for Mrs. Walter Benin nnd Infant daughter. "Uncle" Azro Grlillth hns re turned from U'alerbury. Tho llov. Al bert Ahbnlt attended church meetings in Wnltsfleld nnd South Duxhury Frlduy. Miss Ireiio Child wns lu Montpcllcr Fri day nnd Saturday. The young people of tlm Wnltsfleld high school gnvo n play at the town hall Thursday evening. 1J. F. Grlfllth was In Monlpcller Frldny.-Klo Grannl attended the concert at Montpc llcr Seminary .Saturday evening. A son was horn to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kow, of Wnltsfleld, February 21. The child Is a grnndson of Mr. nnd Mrs. Peter Shcpard of this plncc. The locnl lied Cross chnp tcr, nsslstcd by tho North Fayston nux lllnry and tho ladles of South Duxhury, has completed tho February iiuota of 87 pairs of socks nnd 30 blouso suits. Mrs. Laura Weir visited her daughter, Mrs. George Thomas, In Montpcllcr, Friday. Mr. nnd"Mrs. C 1). McAllister spent Sun day In Wnltsfleld. Miss Clarlbel Morse of Albany Uuslness College Is spending a week at her home In town. Miss Etta Nelll was home from Montpellor Sem inary for the week-end. Mrs. .1. W. Bates spent last week In Montpeller. n. S. Ward wns In Montpeller Monday. Tho Itetl Cross served a public dlnnor on town meeting clay. About $17 was realized. Missionary Sunday was observed by tho Methodist Episcopal Sunday-school with appropriate exercises. W. II. Child was In Montpeller Monday. II. E. Haseltlno Was In town on business Monday. Mr. niid Mrs, Leo Brown, of East More town, wero In town Tuesday. William Conner, a former resident, Is visiting friends lii town. NORTHFIELD Motrin ologMst W. A. Shaw, In chatgo of the local station of the United States weathor brucnu, reports a mean temperature of 19 degrees In North Held, during' February, which is two degrees above the normal Fcbrunry temperature.. The highest was 39 de grees, on the 2Sth, and tho lowest wns 10 degrees below, zero, on tho 11th, Tho tomperaturo was below zero on only five days. The greatest dally range was 30 degrees, on the 13th, anil the .least . daily rango was six de grees, on the 2d'. The precipitation (rain and .melted snow) amounted to 1.47 Inches, which includes 18.5 Inches of snow and of which 'II Inches re mained on the ground at the cud of the month. The normal precipitation for tho month Is 2,20 Inches. The pre vailing wind was from tho north, tho total movement 4,. 172 miles, the aver-ag-e hourly velocity 0.S miles, and the maximum velocity 32 miles per hour, from the northwest on tho 24th. hTe month was made up of nine clear, eight partly clotidly and 11 cloudy clays. Precipitation In ciuantlty suf ficient to measure occurred on nine days. Auroras wore noted on the 20th nnd 27th; solar halos oil the 3d, 13th and 28th; lunar lialos' on the 11th, 12th and 13th; slid sleet fell on the 11th. WATERBURY CENTER. Mrs. Mary Govan left for her homo In Pike, N. II., Tuesday morning. Miss Nina Cassellinl was at her home In Harre from Wednesday till Monday. Mrs. E. S. Xewconib substituted for her In the graded school during her absence. Leslie Hayes, who has been cpilte ill at his home here, Is reported better. Leon Wlffclns, who has been working for John Magee for some time, has finished his work there and Is at W. J. LeBaron's. Miss May Shaw came from Melrose, Mass., Saturday and passed Sunday with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Hayes. S. R. Kennedy, who has been spending several months with his daughter in New Yoik State, Is with Mrs. L. W. Dow. itouben Sherman was at D. C. Hayes' .Sunday. SOUTH WOODBURY. A. L. Carty, of Virginia, Is moving his family to town and will reside with Mils son-in-law, Frank L. Thompson. Mrs. Bessie Thurston lias been taken to Hard wlck howltal for treatment. Th volltlir son of Clinton Thurston, who has been qulto 111 of stomach trouble, is improv ing. Mrs. William Carr. of Harre, Is working for Mrs. L. .1. Benlnmln Snln. mon Andrews Is assisting Joseph Broth ers at the Swalir mill. Mrs. L. .7. Benj amin Is able to be about a little after a six weeks' Illness with gangrene In her foot. .Mrs. Lillian Tussle Is recovering from Inliueiiza. Mrs. Thurston Is nsslst fng in tho home of her son, Clinton Thurs ton, while his wife is at llardwlek hos pital for treatment. WORCESTER. At tho committee meeting Monday night the Worcester Co-operative Creamery company. Incorporated, organized nnd elected seven directors, Mark P. Lndd, Charles Cane, N. M. Harris, C. A. Taylor, A, T. Brown, Howard Dodge and C. 11. Brewer. They are to purchase the Turn bull plant and commence operations at nn early date. Hopresentative William F. Swauson, of Norton, was a recent guest of W. It, Auckland and family. Miss Goldlu Furnsworth is visiting friends In Syracuse, N. Y.-Mrs. Guy N. Cane nnd Miss Ethel Cano, of Springfield, wero re cent gueBts at Charles Cane's. At tho teachers' meeting Tuesdny morning nine teachers listened to n very Interesting address by Supt. AV. B. Lance, of Plain field. WARREN Fred Long hns purchased Earl Fuller's farm, known as the Wlnslow Mooro farm, situated on West hlll.-Mrs. Fred Hnynes, of South itoyalton, Is visiting her sister Mrs. Mnbel Elllott.-Mr. nnd Mrs. Frnnk Burbank havo returned to their home In Montpcllcr after spending several weeks with their parents, Mrs. Vaughn Drow Is HI. Albert .Bell was in NOrthfleld Thursdny.-Mrs. Hattlo Austin, of North field, visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs J-P. Tucker, Frlday.-J. L. Spalding was In Montpeller Frlduy evening to nttend tho reunion of tho 1917 Leglslaturo.-Mr. and Mrs. Bert Barnard, of Brandon, were In town several days tho past week. Mlss Flora Coutts, of Montpeller, Bpent Saturday nnd Sunday with friends in ',?.W!!'Uoy Ca,cl,Inw Is home from Wnltsfleld high school on nccount of III-iiess.-Several lu town aro having whoop ing cough. WATERBURY The family supper at tho Methodist Episcopal Church Friday evening was un enjoyable affair, about 150 attending, Vocal bolos wero rendered by Mrs. F. C. Lamb ( anil Miss Stella Griffith, Mrs. Cooley aecoinpanln'g, and there was n rending by Miss Wilson. A lino uddress was given by District Superintendent Sbaw.-Tho lion. G. E. Moody remains comfortable. Dr. i II. Beccbcr was ie cenlly called hcio' lu consultation with lr. 'G, S, Jlli well cm tho case. Friends aro Kind to see Miss Marlon Moody out more after her long confinement to thu house because of troub'lo with her kneo. The vMlago report shows that tho vil lage, not Including tho water department, hns reduced Its Indebtedness $3,150.27 nnd tho water department has reduced Its In debtedness J2.7M.09, making u total re duction In tho vlllago Indebtedness of 901.38. Tho lyiidlcs of the Bnptlst Aid so ciety will serve dinner In Orange hall to day. Tho town Iiub decreased Ita Indebt edness this past year $1,077.90. Duxbury's loport bIiows a decrcusu In her dobt of $2,031.49, leaving the dbt $0,041.49 ovr $9, 300.39 two yars ago. Harold II. Greno and Minnie E. Muzzy of Watnrbury Center wero married nt tho Congregational par Bonago by tho ltov. William L. Bolcourt. The groom has been six months; lu tho service nt Fort Slocuni, At tho village meeting Mondny eve nlng, C, D, Swnsey wns reelected pres ident, T. C. O'Noll and It. j, Knowlcs being trustees. Many of tho olllcors woro reelected. Interest centered chlofly around tho vlllago hall question, tho vote being to buy tho slto now oc cupied by tho photograph studio uiiij M. .1, Maloney'a blacksmith shop. At tho town meeting at the Center, II, F, Hill was elected moderator; C. B, Adams clerk; C. C. Unhlnsnu solcct mnn; Harvey llobtnson, school director; Fred Bryan and O. S. Blalsdcll, listers; Fred Powers overseer; F. L. Eaton constablo; C. 11. Adams agent to prose cute and defend suits: G. S. lllnlBdell collector; O. If, Dalo auditor; G. II. Dale town grand juror: E. K. Joslyn treasurer; tax $3.00. One thousand dollars was voted for Improved high ways .On tho license vote thero wero 121 no votes and 05 yes; fifth class license, 1.9 no, 50 yes. Ofllers elected In Duxhury for the. ensuing yenr nrc: Modorator, II. It. Domorltt; clerk, Mer tlo Huntley Palmer: selectmen, Homer P. Kennedy, L. K. Murray: school di rector, L. A. Morse; lister, Alderlc Kel lctt; road commissioner, A. J. Patter son; overseer, Samuel Balrd; constnble, It. J. Parchcr; agent to prosecute ntul defend suits, B. n. Demcrltt; collector, II. .1. Parcher; trustee of public monies, B. It. Demcrltt; auditor, E. T. O'Brien; treasurer, Itlchard Lyman: tnx, $2.75: $300 for Improved highways. Tho license vote 'stood 27 no, 4 yes; fifth class, 23 no votes. 1 yes. Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Gilbert havo bcon called to Morrlsvlllo by the death of Mrs. Gilbert's father. Ellsworth Boyco Is suffering from a broken leg received while coasting on tho Foss hill In Dux hury. Mr. and Mrs. B, It. Demcrltt nro In Montpellor to-day attending the legislative reunion. NORTH FAYSTON. At tho town meeting, held Tuesday, the following ofllcers wero elected: Modera tor, A. McCullough; town clerk and trensurcr, G. C. Grnnflold; lister for three years, .1. H. Small; lister for two years, John Horfmnn; lister for one year, John McKay; selectman for three years, A. A. McCullough; auditors, Merrill Bragg, Mrs. Edna Long and Mrs. Stella Boyco; trustee of public money, G. C. Oranfleld; town grand Juror, Daniel McLaughlin; agent to prosecute nnd defend suits, G. C. Oranfleld; constable, A. L. Wllber. The town voted no license. Town tax raised, $2.2.1. A dinner wns served by tho Indies, the proceeds of the dinner being nbout $14 nfter deducting expenses. C. J. Nelson hns returned to his homo after spending a few days In town. Mr. Nelson expects soon to move back to tho farm owned by him. WAITSFIELD. The Masons held their annual supper In I. O. O. F. hall Friday evening. Tho Itev. William Bolcourt, of Watcrbury, spoke of his experiences In France. Tho high school students gave their play, "Pa's New Housekeeper," In Moretown Thursday evening. W. 13. Jones wns n recent visitor In Montpeller. The Young peoples Ulhle class met at the home of Harold Wallls Monday evening. There will be nn "old fashioned sociable" In the Congregational Churcli Friday eve ning under tho auspices of the Home Circle. Miss Minnie Maxwell, of Water bury, wns a recent uuesf at tlm 1mm,. of her father, John Maxwell. Windsor County WHITE RIVER JUNCTION George A. Chedel, district super intendent of the Chninpl.iln Kenlty com pany, Is on a business trip to New York city. During the recent visit of Deaconess Louisa of Burlington, educational secre tary of thu Woman's Auxiliary of tho Episcopal Church lu Wnnont. the Initial steps were taken for the formation of a Junior St. Catherine's Guild lu tlie local St. Paul's Episcopal Church, which al reudy has a strong and popular senior St. Catherine's Guild. Mrs. Thomas I.. P.eeves and sou, Arthur, are on a visit to Boston friends. Among tlie guests at the Junction House Frlduy were: Second Lieut. John P. Hoyt of South Hoyalton, Second Lieut. Gordon A. Meader of Wolf boro, N. 11., and Lieut. Burton 11. Whlttler of Lebanon, N. 11. Cellars of homes and stores lu all sections of the towfi were Hooded by the heavy rain of Saturday morning and Hoad Commis sioner St. John and men wero busy In opening flooded sewers Mr. nn.i Mr. Bert Davis left town Saturday afternoon for Underbill to attend the funeral of their niece. Miss Myrtle McClellan, -Monday afternoon. A series of snenlnl mien. Ing services began Sunday In the Sunduy scnoot or tne Metnouist Church and the series will continue for the next eight weeks. Tho special service in the main has reference to home missionary work und will be presented lo all grades lu the school. SHARON Mrs. Henrietta Diamond of Tuubrldgo Is at the home of her daughter, Mrs. II. A. Aldrich, and family. On Thursday evening. February 27, Forest Chapter, Order of Eastern Stnr received an olllclal visit from District Dputy Grand Matron Mrs. Besslo D. Billings of Sharon and District Deputy Grand Patron Albert Sargent of Windsor. On Thursday eve ning, there will be given in Mnsonlc hall, a public whist party by Forest Chapter, O. K. S. Refreshments nnd a social timo will follow. Marlon Drown, Infant daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark G. Drown, who has been severely III from bronchitis, Is gradually regaining normal health. Tho Hoy. C. C. Merrill, sccrotary of the Ver mont Society of Congregational Churches, will preach In tho Congregational Church next Sunday morning with services be ginning nt 10:45. In theso present days largo shipments of logs aro made to var ious points. M. C. Noyes Is shipping logs to Walllngford and to Keene, N, II, Later In the season, Mr, .Noyes will opornto n mill In Sharon. Elmer Jnnies, lately dis charged from tho army, plans to remnln In Sharon and Is now at work lu the blacksmith shop of his father. In ,Grango hall on Friday evening there was given the play, "Alson Gray," by tho pupils of Hie vlllago grammar school, mkb iicrnlee Putnam, teacher. There was a good at tendance and excellent music. Tho Sharon House was reopened Monday, February 21, and under tho management of Mr, and Mrs. Fred Byers. Tho re opening of tho hotel Is a much appreciated event. It hud been closed for n yenr. The nnnunl town meeting wns largely nttended nml severnl spirited contents wero In the proceedings. A sud occur ence of tlie day was tho collapse of Town Clerk Danlol K. Pnrkhurst as ho was ready to leavo his homo for tho meeting. Mr. Parkhurst had his flrBt eloctlon ns town clerk In 1SR2 nnd his has been a consecutive reelection from that year to tho present one. Ho has been 111 for somo time pas'- At Tuesday's meeting ho wns reelected (by acclamation thus making his 38th consecutlvo reelection. At this writing he Is seriously ill. ROYALTON Georgo Harvey Is worklm? With his team In Plttsfield. Mrs. J. E. Waterman spenl tho week-end with her husband, nepresentutlvo Wntcrmnn, In Montpeller, Mis, Frank Vesper calnn last wcek from Morrlsvlllo. Frnnk Vesper Is nt tho s.iiiatarlum lu Bethel, very III with heart trouble. Mrs. CInrence Hearing Is nt tho Itandotpli Knnltnrlum, having undergone nn operation for tumor. She Is doing wcll.-Tho Hoyalton and Enst Itnndolph stago and mall service has been carried on by auto every day until Thursday, February 27. Tho Itoyalton Woman's club spent a very pleasant nftcrnoon with tho South Itoyalton club last Tues day, meeting the State president, Mrs. Gilbert Davis, of Wlndsor.-E. S. Joslln, of Wnllsflnld, visited his cousin, Miss Mary E, Whitney, Monday. HAD OILY FLAVOR CrlllcKni Mnilc of Mnny Snniples In Hilticntlntiiil Mutter Scoring The first of tho seven educntlonal but ter scorings for the year 1919 wns held at the dairy department of the University of Vermont extension service, following tlie short course for experienced butter makers. Forty-two samples In nil woro "cored hut only thirty wero entered In the competition for prizes. Twenty-four creamery samples attained an nverago score of 91 and six farm samples aver aged 63.1, which Indicates the Importance of fresh raw material. Dr. K. K. Guthrie did the scoring and made the following comments: "I wish to say that many samples showed nn oily flavor and others con tained either poor milk or old cream flavors. My most severe criticism was tho seeming lack of carefulness In handling the milk or cream or In ripening It. "One bitttormaker who was present called my attention to two samples of butter mndo from tho snmo batch of cream. The first, and hotter goods was made from the portion Svhlch was pasteurized md ripened with a good starter soon nfter the cream was separated or received. The other portion was sent to another place and then mndo Into butter In n slmllnr way. The differ ence In flavor was attributed to deteriora tion of tho cream when in transit. This emphasizes the Importance of not work ing slowly with dnlry products for tho bacteria In them work fast. In other words the milk nnd cream should he held only for short periods nnd then nt sufficiently low temperatures to hold tho growth of bacteria In check. Immediately after pasteurization a good starter should be added and the cream should bo ripened to .1 or .5 per cent, ncldlty, and It should then be held at a low tempera ture until time for churning. "I do not have much criticism of the body of tho butter. In general It would be advisable lo work It at n trifle lower temperature and the working process should continue a little longer. This would give Hie butter a more waxy ap pearance and also tho color would bo Improved for several of the samples showed a wavy condition. "Judging from the nimenrance of the packages on exhibition, 1 would say that the Vermont buttcrmakers have a good sense of neatness. This Is very Important for many of us almost taste with our eyes. I am sure that It Is true of many purchasers of butter." Dr. Guthrie suggested, Inasmuch as the New England .standard is approximately two points higher than Hie one to which he Is accustomed, that his scores be arbitrarily raised two points, which "would be more Just to the makers since most of their goods are placed wlth the higher standard In mind. The scores given have been so changed. Tho prizes for this scoring were all donated by the Vermont Farm Machine company of Bellows Falls, through tho IT. V. M. Dairy School association, Tha following awards were made: CHEAMEIt Y CLASS First prize to It. N. Sanborn, Mc Indoes, score 95. Choice of a fountain pen, bix 50-year community silver teaspoons, or the two new books "Butter" by Dr. Guthrie and "Cheese" by Thorn & Flsk. Second l'llzo to L. It. Brown, Chelsea, score 91, Choice of "Butter" by Guthrie, "Cheese" by ThouiVt Flsk or a cold mejt fork. Third prize to It. II. Fletcher, Salisbury, score 93.3. Choice of a 50-year community silver sugar soon or butterknlfe. DA1KY CLASS First pilze to T. W. Kingsbury, Caven dish, scoie 9.1.5. Choice of "Butter" by Guthrie, "Cheese" by Thorn .fc Flsk, a jelly server, or a cream ladle. Tlie following Is a list of all entries which scored 90 or over: CIIEAMEKY CLASS J. G. Hazard, Lyndonvllle Creamery as soclatlon, Lyndonvllle, '.i2.5. .1. B. Vincent. West I lard ford creamery. West Hartford, 91.0. It. N. Sanborn, Mclndoes creamery, Monroe, N. II., 9.1.0. G. H, Bull, Mt. Mansfield Creamery as soclatlon, Stowe, 93. 0. It. II. Holland, White River Vnlley Co operative creamery, Rochester, 91.0. T. .1. Orne, South Hero Creamery as soclatlon, South Hero, 93.0. F. S. Morse, Danville Co-operative creamery, Danville, 91.5. E. J. Talbert, Bnrre Crenmery company, Barre, 92.5. It. II. ljletcher. Lake Dunmore cream ery, Salisbury, 93.5. J. J. Kalahan, Starksboro Co-operative creamery, Starksboro, 92.0. W. A. O'Brien, Cabot creamerv, Cabot, 92.0. O. K. King, Washington creamery, Washington, 90.0. W. A. Vancour, Lamoille Valley Co operative creamery, East Hardwlck. 91.0. F, A. Rlst, Deerfield Valley Co-operative creamery, Wilmington, 92.0. C. M. Lllley, Marslnleld Co-operative creamery, Marshflcld, 91.0. L. A, King, Farmers' Co-operative creamery, East Corinth, 91.0. D. II. Belknap, Elm Valloy, Cavendish CKJ.0, ' ' L. It. Brown, Orange County Co-opera-tlve crenmery, Cholsea, 94.0. Total, 21; nverago, 91. DAIRY CLASS M. G. Eastman, Lyndonvllle, 91.0, L. W. English, Woodstock, 90.5. T. W. Kingsbury, Cavendish, 95.5, L. J. Stockwell, Brattleboro, 93.0. .1, Holdcn Camp. Burlington, 95.0. L. .AT Gllmnu, St. Albans, 93.5. Total, C; averago, 93.1. PVT. GUEIHNO CAISSELLINI Harre, Feb. 28. Word was received yes terday by John Cassellinl of 13 1-2 Short street' that his cousin, Guerlno Cussolllnl, had died of disease lu France, where he was serving with the V, S. army. The lutter Cnsselllnl left this city with the draft the first of last Juno nnd wub sent to Gump Jackson, where ho was asslgnod to the Held artillery, Shortly after his ar rival thero he was sent overseas and hnd been lu many hutHes und ru mn mil nlil. out a scratch, ills cousin, John Cussol- 11111, received a letter from him a Bhort time ago, dated January 8, 1919, slating that ho was In thu best of health and that he expected to bo home lu a short t,lme, so that tho news of his death camo ns .1 grout shock. . Giieiinu CuBsclllul was born in Swltzgr land about 33 yeaiH ago. Ho camo to this country directly to Bane, whero he hnd stuyed until ho wns called to tho colors. Shortly after his arrival lu this city, ho entered tlie grnulto Industry and was em ployed in It until Ills entry Into tho serv OBITUARY Mm. Fred I)nvl Mrs. Fred Davis of 113 North Champlnln street died at the Mnty Fletcher hos pltnl yesterdny afternoon nt two o'clock, nged 45 years. Hho Is survived by her husband nnd two dntightors, Mrs. A. J. Hock and Miss Winifred Davis. Sho was a member of St. Ann's society. The funeral arrangements have not been completed. Mrs, Mnry A, .Inrkmon Mrs. Mary A. Jackson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. W. Church of 9 North avenue, early yesterday morning after an Illness of 12 years. Sho was born 1 In Canada 85 years ago, Besides Mrs. Church, she Is survived by ono grandson Edgar L. Church, who Is now In France. Tho funeral arrangements have not been completed. LotilKit II, Smith I t Louisa rtralnerd Smith, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Lumnii I), Smith of 43 Henry s reel, died late Inst evening of pneumonia. She was four months old. Besides her parents, sho Is survived by two sisters, Barbara and Helen. The funeral arrangements have not been made. Clinrlen D. Vincent Charles D. Vincent died Tuesday morning nt 12:30 o'clock nt his home 'nF lit North Champlaln street, of compllca-1 nn or whom reside in this city. Hons, following a week's Illness. Ho was I Mr. Corcoran was a young man of born In Champlaln, N. Y., nnd was 71 1"let dom'eanor and exemplnry habits years of ngo. '.nnd had a host of friends among tho Mr. Vincent hnd been In the shoe busl- 'ou" People of tho city, ncss for years, in St. Albans, Pittsburgh, ' Funcrnl services will be hold at St. and In Burlington for the past 17 years. - Monica's Church Tuesday morning nt He Is survvled by his wife; by n brother, , seven o'clock nnd the remnlns will bo James Vincent of Montreal; nnd by twoltaken to Burlington for Interment In sisters, Mrs. Frnnk Finn of Plattsburgh, I ,,e Catholic cemetery there. Tho fam- N. Y., and Mrs. Frank LaFcbvre of Boston. The funeral will be held this morning nt nine o'clock at St. Mary's Cathedral, with burial In St. Joseph's cemetery. Wllllnni J. lllondln William John Blondln died suddenly at his home on Bradley road Sunday morning of heart failure. Ho was born nt St. Hyaclnthe, Que., December 22, 1840, and camo to Burlington to llvo In 1865. He married 'Julia Clnrlssa Mott June 20, 1870. Besides his wife, he Is survived by tlve daughters, Mrs. Charles C. Cross, Josephine E., Camllle M Agatha A., and Kathryn A. Blondln; by three sons, William J, Jr., Frederick K. and Ed ward J.; also by three sisters, Mj.h. Rosalie Roblllard nnd Mrs. Victoria Laury of this city and Mrs. Josephine Gllroan of Worcester, Mass. Mr. Blondln wns a contractor and I builder for several years and many resi dences nnd buildings In this city have been designed and built by him. .IhpoIi Diilgtic Jacob Dalgtie of 29 North avenue died Sunday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Peter Durand. Ho was 50 years old and is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Durand and the Misses Mary, Minnie and Matilda Daigue, and three brothers, Fred, Noah and Clement. William I.. Wheeler William L. Wheeler of Brldport died at the home of Mrs. II. S. Mclendy at 51 Greene street Friday evening of hardening of the arteries at the age of 07 years. He was born In Brldport nnd had lived In that town the greater part of his life. He leaves, besides his wife, three daughters, Mies Harrlette M, Wheeler, secretary to Superintendent of Schools Merrltt D. Chittenden, Miss Gertrude Wheeler of this city and Mrs. T. W. Grandey of Wllliston. The body wns ta ken Monday to Brldport Mr burial. Walter A. Flnluynon Walter A. Kinlayson, manager aijd treasurer of tho Vermont Construction company, died at his home, 93 Buell street, Monday morning nfter un Illness of only five days with pneumonia. Mr. Finlayson was born February 13, 1S91. at Bellows Falls, the son of Alexander D. and Hattle Blanchard Finlayson. Ho was graduated from the Edmunds high school In the class of 1913 and entered thu employ of the Vermont Construction company as traveling salesman, and later assumed the management of the company. On August 9, 1910, lie married Mls Juno Tryon of this city. Mr. Finlayson was a young man of sterling character, and a genial disposition that appealed to all who formed his, acquaintanceship, and , his untimely death, coming this time, with his wife and infant boy, born Sunday, at the Mary Fletcher hospital, has cast a gloom over all who knew him. He was a member of Burlington Lodge, No. 100, A. F. and A. M Burlington Chapter, No. 3, It. A. M Burlington Commandery, No. 2, K. T., Vermont Con sistory nnd Cairo Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S of Rutland. Besides his wife and sou, he Is sur vived by his father and one sister, Miss Elsie Marlon Finlayson. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist Church, with burial In Lake View cemetery. .Ulna Mnrllln Swell The body of Miss Marllla Swett, whose death occurred at Southern Pines, N. C, was brought to this city Sunday and placed In the vault at Lake View ceme tery lo await burial later In the family lot. Miss Swett was the daughter of the late Rev. Joslah Swett, at ono time an Instructor hi theology at Rock Point aiid afterwards or many years a rector at llighgate. Miss Swett taught for many years. She Is survived by two brothers and two sisters, William Swett, at whose homo at Southern Pines her death occur red, the Rev. Paul F. Swett of Garden City, L. L, Miss Jennie Swett of Pusa deua, Cal and Mrs, Mary Fitch of Bos ton. Joseph X, GlnKni Joseph N. Olngras died Sunday eve ning at 7:55 o'clock at his late home at 222 Elmwood avenue, after an Illness of nlno months with dlabotes. " Ho was 09 years of nge. He was horn In Winooskl nnd removed to this city about 30 years ago. lie Is survived by his wife and two sons, George of Burlington and Albert of Worcester, Mass,; by two daughters, Anna and Emma of Burlington; by two brothers, Albert of Troy, N, ' and Adelord of Montreal; und by ono slater, Mrs. Alexano Paquetto of Montreal, Mr. Olngras was one of the founders anil for a long thno president of tho Union of St. John tho Baptist; a mem bor of St. Joseph's society, of which h'o had been recording secrctnry for 15 years, and of S,t. Leon's Bocloty of Winooskl, For a long time ho wan Janitor of the Junior high school, Ho was poormnster for two years under Mayor Burke's administration, Ho wjis of a gonial disposition and respected by all, hlH counsel and advlco bcflig sought and Justly given to all his friends, Tho funeral services will ho held this morning nt nlno o'clock nt St. Joseph's Church, with burial In Mt. Calvary cemetery. St, Joseph's aoclcty and a.'delcntlon from at. John Baptist TJnlort nnd St, Jeoii'd Boclely will nttend. Min. Mlmon ItoNFnttertf .Mrs. Simon Rosenberg died nt nlnn o'clock Mondny morning nt her homo I nt 52 Bright street nfter n throo months' ' Illness, nged ro years. Mrs. Rosonbcrg' wns born In Russia, camo to this country 1 32 years ngo, und had mndo her homo In 1 Burlington e.ver since. Sho Is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs, W. Flax and Mrs. Robert Cannon, and by ten grandchildren, nil of this city. Tho funeral wns held nt three o'clock Mondny nftcrnoon nt tho Archibald Street Synngtjgue, Rnbbl W. Flax oftl elating. Burial was In tho North Ave nue cemetery. HAD BEEN ILL LONG TIME llrrnnr.l w. Corcoran filed flundnr MorniiiK nt Aur of a.1 Yrnrn (From the Barre Times) llorrt,l ttfl11ln. r. .,-., i "" ""'"''V' '" lKri' wl .trt X'Sr all, .gcMng I lnes o tw ycirs 0 waf) ,rn f Burllnft. ton Fobrvmry 3( mBi Hm cnmo , t ! dtv to res(c , f 19()0 WM , a Krante.cuttcr by trndo and later j worketi )n tho ammunition plants at I now iiavcn, uonn., nna (ireenllelrl, Mass. Ho Is survived, by his mother, Mrs. Luoy Corcoran; a brother. John P. Corcoran, and two sisters, Mrs. M. H. Klckbam nnd Mrs. A. D. McDonald. "5 ren.ucsis tnat nowers 1.0 omitted. THE STATE , LARRY DIDN'T KNOW OF TRADE "It Is news to me," said Larry Gardner 1 when tho former Red Sox and Athletic I third baseman wan told ho had figured 1 In a trade by which Connlo Mack gets (Bobby Roth, the hard hitting Cleveland outfielder, in exchange for' Gardner, I Elmer Hyers, a capable pjtcher and ! Charles Jamleson, a young outfielder of ' exceptional promise. "It Is no surprise 1 to me," said Larry, who Is at his homo 1 In Enosburg Falls. "Nothing In baseball J surprises me. Those deals are being pulled off all tho time, but coming Just now It 1 Is news as I did not know nny such trade was on the griddle." In the sum mary of run-producing hits on tho Ameri can circuit last season Gardner showed that he was still In tho baseball "400." He stands 12th In the list .and Roth stands 11th with but a few points higher In percentage. NEW BENNINGTON THEATRE A new theatre is to be built at Ben nington to house the movies, the proprietor being J. II, Whitney. It is expected the house will be ready for use by the middle of August. Tho seating capacity will be over COO. RUTLAND COUNTY COURT The March term of Rutland county court will open next Tuesday. Judge L. , P. Slack will officiate during the trial off' the Haatman perjury case. THIS AND THAT Pupils of the West Rutland schools! gave a pageant last Friday. A hospital benefit aid performance given at Springfield netted $325. Forty-two Norwich sophomores had a banquet at Barre Saturday evening. There were 2,417 voters on Barre's check list Tuesday, n reduction of 175 from list Tuesday, a reduction of 175 from the A reception will be given Friday to the Rev G. E. Price, new pastor of the j Methodist Church at Rutland. j When General Clarence R. Edwards visits Barre on March 11 he will be given , a, banquet after the exercises In the opera j bouse. Barre's burglar Is working every' night of late, his latest exploit being to ransack 1 I the home of Dr. O. G. Stlckney,' where J he got a small amount of money. ! TUESDAY'S WEDDINGS (Two nl SI. Miiry'n Cathedral nnd Ana ill SI. JuHeph'H- Church V The marriage of Miss Irene Julia Kennedy of 27 Washington street and I John Collins' of 203 North avenue took place Tuesday morning at seven o'clock at 'St. Mary's Cathedral, the Rev. W. H. Cassldy officiating. The bride wore a tavellng suit Of blu broadcloth and a spring hat. She was attended by Miss Marguerite Kennedy, . who wore a dark suit and Hut to , match. The groom had Patrick J. Kennedy, a brother of 'tho bride, us his best man, and the ushers were Francis 1 Kennedy and Thomas J. Sullivan. Following tho ceremony a wedding' 1 breakfast wns served nt tho home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrsi Pat rick Kennedy, nt 27 Washington street. Mr. and Mrs. Collins left later for a wedding trip to Montreal, and will return In a fe,w weeks. Mr. Collins, who has recently been discharged from service, Is employed at tho Frnser bakery on Cherry street. They will live at 341 Pearl street. Rolatlvcs from away who woro her(f for the wedding wero Mrs. John Mc Quald of Rockland, Mass., and Mr. and i Mrs. George Cleary of Boston. DESAUTELS-LIMOGE A very pretty wedding- took place Tuesday morning at St. Joseph's Church when Dr. Edmond I Desauteis and Miss Abbto R. Llmogo were united in marriage by Monslgnor Jerome M. Cloarcc. They were attended by their j fathers. Damase Idmoge and M. J. I Desauteis. Tho hrlde wore a blue traveling suit, k with hat to match, and carried white I roses. The church choir, of which both tho bride and groom wore mom- 'bcrs sang during the mass. After tho ceremony a reception was held nt the home of the' hrldo on De catur streeti Dr. and Mrs. Desauteis left on the 11 o'clock train for a" trip , to Boston and Springfield, Mass., and I Dover. N. It, Dr, pesautels hns Just returned from I France, whore he was a first llcuton .ant lu the dontnl corps In tho army.1 He received his honorable "discharge at camp Dlx, N. J. HARDACKE-FOItAN The marriage of Miss Mary Helen , i-oran or as south Clintuplain street, and .Stephen Francis Hnrdacro of Wi nooskl took plnco Tuesday morning1 nt six o'clock at St. Mary's Cathedral. Tho Hov. Joseph F. mills officiated. The couplo will reside lu Winooskl. 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