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VOL. VIIC. NEW SERIES
ABOLISHES LOCAL HEALTH OFFICERS Bill in House Authorizes State Board to Appoint District Health Officials Committee of Whole Hears Dr. Dalton MEASURE IS ADVANCED The Proposed l.mv Would Crrnlc in District In llir Slnfc, Ilnch In C'hnrcr nf n Connie lent (Ifllcllil AVIio Would Give All Ills Time to the Work Montpclter, March 12. Another commit tee of the whole wns staged In the House this afternoon, tho hill under considera tion being H. 29), authorizing the State Board of Health to appoint district health officers. In place of town health officers. After tho House had listened to Dr. C. F. Dalton of Burlington. and he had answered many questions, the committee arose and tho bill was ordered to a third reading by a voto of 111 to 70. Dr. Dalton explained that the hill In question abolishes all local health offi cers and puts In their places ten men trained In public health work, each of whom will have supervision over a sec tion of the State and who will spend all of his time on this work. It was ex plained that tho bill docs not abolish the local health board. Referring to conditions In the State which had led up to the Introduction of this bill Dr. Dalton said that there are 136 health offlcors in the State at the present time who are not physicians, while only 9S are physicians. It has come to the point, said the doctor, where tho health ofllccr Is the most hated man in the town, because of the things he has to do, and it is hard work to find a doctor who will take the Job, because he cannot afford to give up the necessary time to it, and he knows that he will lose practise If he does take It. Therefore, said the speaker, the system Is breaking down, and the State Hoard ot Health hopes to remedy the situation with the hill. Dr. Dalton outlined the provisions of the bill as follows: It provides for ap pointment and duties of district health officers: for Inspection of schools by these officers; for the taking over of the work nf IVn Inivil kAnni. iv : , , to the district health officer where neces sary, without Increasing the appropria tion for a local health officer for cities of over D.Ooo population If a city i-ees fit to havo one; that a town clerk shall re ceive and file certificates of death; that each physician shall quarantine his own cases, that the office of the local health officer shall not be abolished until a district health officer has been appointed and for an appropriation of JS.I.ono to carry on this work. In speaking of the appropriation Dr. Dalton said that figures which he held showed that' It Is costing tho various towns of the State collectively, more than $3.,0nf) at the present time to main tain their public health systems, and that this measure would simply take tho money now being used to maintain Keparate health officers In each town and give better service through trained men covering the State in ten districts. There was much Interest manifested in the bill and Dr. Dalton had some stiff questions fired at him. The vote which followed shows that there will bo quite ii bit of opposition to the measure before it gets through. A proposal of amendment of S, an. which came up In the House this after noon as a special order, and which was adopted, would include all legal voters of the State In the measure which pro vides for a method of voting at any Kcneral. special or primary election by legal voters of tho State who are in actual military or naval service of tho United States, or this State, by stu dents while in attendance at any in stitution of learning, and by commer cial travelers absent from their places' of residence on tho day of any such election as above mentioned. Follow ing tho adoption of tho amendment the bill was passed In concurrence. HO US II A KTE RNO( N Upon thn statement of Mr. Witters of St. Johnsbury that certain repre. fscntativns of tho city nf Montpcllor had asked for a hearing on H. !I2, relat ing to railroad rates, so as to includo street railways, tho bill was recom mitted upon his motion. H. 213, relating to the open season for taking certain fur-bearing animals, the bill recently killed and reconsid ered, was ordered to lie. BILKS PASSED BY HOUSE The Houso passed H. 115. relating to thn establishment of open zones for deer around commercial orchard enterprises; H. 266. relating to thn oath on primary petitions; II, 267, providing for notice of disbarment proceedings; II. 268, relating to the erection nf a memorial to Commo dore Thomns MaoDnnough; II. 2CP, pro viding a method or fixing the value of buildings Insured under a policy contain ing a co-Insurance clause, On motion of Mr. Dyer of Salisbury. H. 155 authorizing the auditor of accounts to convey certuin lands, owned by1 the State within the town of Watcrhury was ordered lo lie, Third reading was refused to II. 45, In creasing the salary of tho Judge of tho Manchester district, Tho proposals of amendment to Increase the t-alarles of tho judges In Lamolllo and Rutland dlslrlctii J2nfl per year each, were overwhelmingly rcjectecd, and a third reading was re fused. Tho conference report on S. fi, relating to the salary and fees of town clerks, va adopted. The last thing dono by the House this afternoon was to reconsider Its voto on II 223, establishing tho office of Stnto Are marshal. Tho bill waH ro. committed. ADDRESS BY DR. H. H. H A I IT Dr. Hastings H. Hart of tho Itussoll Sago Foundation nf Now York Is to address a meeting In tho reception room of tho State House Thursday tivo. nlng at the Invitation nf thn chairmen of tho Sonato and Houso committees nn Stato Institutions and penal In stitutions. This meeting Is not in the nature of u hearing on nny partic ular measures, but Is for general In formation. The Senate was evldenlly greedy after (Continued on page four) VOL. LXV. STATE SUFFRAGISTS IN BURLINGTON FOR ANNUAL MEETING Presence of Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt and Mrs. Halsey W. Wilson, President and Secretary, Respectively, of National Association, an In spiration Former Addresses Large Aud ience at Mass Meeting on Present Status of the Cause. Tho annual convention of the Vermont Equal Suffrage association opened Tues day morning in the parlors of the New Sherwood Hotel, with a good number of delegates nnd other members present. Mrs. A. L. Bailey, tho State president, presided. Tho room was decorated with daffodils and potted ferns. The business session opened at ten o'clock with a prayer by tho Rev. C. C. Adams, followed by a word of welcome by City Attorney H. S. I'cck, who took the place of Mayor .1, Holmes Jackson, who was unnblo to be present. Mr. Peck said In part: "The uppermost thought In your minds to-day Is not with what degree nf cordiality you arc greeted but the success of your cause. I under stand that Vermont is tho first State In New Kngland to grant certain civil rights to women. Not everyone will agree with you in what you believe, but I am sure all will bo glad to have this meeting a success, and I hope it will bring to- you ana to tho people of the State an enlarged vision on the civil rights of women.- 1 am sure the whole State will welcome your national president, .Mrs Carrie Chapman Catt, who Is so Justly famous." Mr. Peck concluded by extending to the convention the freedom and hospitality or the city. Mrs. A. Ii. Bailey gave the response. She said, In part: 'In behalf of the Vermont Equal Suf frage association, and personally, I thank you for your greeting and cordial words of welcome. We wish to express our ap preciation of tho hospitality of your beautiful city, your Suffrage League and the friends of suffrage participating In the success of this convention. 'During the war, the work Iiks been of a patriotic nature. After the war the chief activities of the year have been congressional work for the federal amendment with State-wide petition work for ratification. Our legislative work has been for presidential suffrage. President Wilson has given every evi dence that he has clone his utmost to se cure the passage of the federal suffrage imendmcnt. We deeply appreciated this and also Senator Page's support and also that of Congressman Porter H. Dale. "Tho support of the press touches our hearts with gratitude for the Interest manifested In thin measure for Justice nnd right nnd for tho very genorous space ac corded our cause, 1 believe the picss to be the greatest compelling power. -Much credit In the year's work should be given different members of our league for their efforts. In the drive for funds. Mrs. W. L. Bryant did admirably; in the legislative work, Dr. Grace W. Sherwood carried on the work excellently. Our Inspiration and unsurpassable leader has been Mrs. Halsey W. Wilson, the recording secretary of tho National as sociation. The State Is fortunate lo have national officer working for it, and honored Indeed to have with us at this convention the national president, Mrs. Carrio Chapman Catt, who is also Inter national president of 26 nations." Mrs. Bailey also mentioned the work of Mrs. L. c. Blanchanl, Mrs. J. Borden Estee, Mrs. Annette Parmelee, Mrs. 1,. K. Thomas, Mrs. Anna Hawkcs Putnam md Mrs. E. H. Bead. Mrs. Bailey spoke nf tho coming na tional convention at St. Louis, saying: 'Mrs. Carrie Chapmnn Catt, president of tho National Woman's Suffrage as sociation, declares that this conven tion will ha a memorable event In suf frago annals and pesslhly American politics. "Mrs. Catt believes that women nhould take, action to equalize tho laws affecting women anil children In the several states. "Thn great diversity of laws which concern women and children in our several Slates Is a continued menace, lo the welfare and safety of the un- fortunate and uninformed. The average. woman cannot uc expected to Know the peculiarities of the laws In IS differ ent States. "She is not likely to know that In Colorado she may legally demand an eight-hour working day, but that she could be compelled to work 16 hours In Alabama for her dally wage; that her children could not be legally employed under tho laws of Oregon, but that no law will protect them In tho event their father desires to hire them out in North Carolina." Tho convention will mark the Gdth anniversary of tho founding of tho National Suffrage association, will com memorate the r.Oth anniversary of tho granting of suffrago to' Wyoming, anil will pay trlhuto to the States which liave enlarged their electorate. Mrs. Bailey closed with n trlhuto 1 Burlington, saying It reminded her nf the stanza; "In Athena, Sparta, Florence, 'twas the soul, That was the city's hrlght immortal part, Tho splendor of tho spirit was their goal, Their jewel, the unconquerable heart." JIK POUTS PRESENTED AND COM MITTEES NAMED Mrs. E. H Head, recording Bocretary, read tho summary of tho minutes of the last meeting including tho report "f Mrs. L. II. Olzendam, which was read at that time, and also tho report of the two executive board meetings. Following this, Miss Anno llatchel iler was complimented on bolng tho first woman to bo elected to an ofllco In Woodstock; that Is, outside of tho school board. Tin) following nominating committee was appointed: Mrs. Harry S. Heal of Springfield, Mrs. Mary draco Canfletd of Woodstock and Mrs. L. K. Thomas of St. Albans, Tho resolutions comniltteo appointed was Mrs. Annette W. Parmelee of Enos burg Falls, Mrs. L. Ulancharil of Mont pellcr anil Dr, Marlon Morton of Wind nor. Tho report of the treasurer. .Mr, .u BURLINGTON, VERMONT, THURSDAY. MARCH I Thomas of St. Alhn nances to be In good condition. . . nn vmm io give wnoever represents tho Stato in St. Louis at the national con vention the right to pay im to tho na tional organization. Mrs. L. H, Olzendam of Woodstock gave a most Interesting account of the petition work done in tho Stnto nnd also the work of rntlflmtlnn. Rim oion a short review of her legislative work. 1 in speaking nf tho work with the Legisla ' ture she said that Burlington and Wood J stock shared the honors In having their men, Senator Vilas and Representative I White, respectively, chosen no chairmen in uie sunrngo anil election committees. In regard to the ratification work, Mrs. Olzendam said that she drew tho fol lowing four deductions: "1. A much broader co-operation nmong the women of all walks of life In every corner of the State, more noticeable where county and town chairmen were enthusiastic and believed In the strength or petitions even though as It turned out, there was nn amendment to ratify. "2. By holding meetings In nwrlv nvnrv r,- .. ... . . . rf county, and sometimes In more than one town in a county, even though some of them necessarily small gatherings, many converts were added to our lists, proving again more forcibly my contention of long standing that Ignorance of the suf frage question is nine times out of ten the reason for tho antl's existence. "3. The actual work of securing signa tures from door to door has had so many ramifications, spreading the gospel of suffrage into so many hamlets that were entirely Ignorant of the subject, that we may safely say our victorious vote on presidential suffrage was one of the direct results of the work. "I. In conclusion let me say that our surriage garden whose seeds were planted 36 years ago on the rock-ribbed hills of our beloved Stale, has been weeded, watered and enriched anew by this latest effort of suffraclsts from pvprv pnrnpr. of the State, and comes ready to the nanus ot tne incoming hoard of officers to be brought to full bloom during their term of office." Just before the close of the session Sirs. Halsey W. Wilson briefly outlined tho way In which tho literature for educa tional irurposes Is handled. She told of the organization of the committee on literature, glvinr the dulls nf nirii ,..,- ber. This committee was formed to carry on mis part of the educational work by .Mrs. Catt. who is uslnir the mnnev nf Mm Lesley fund for this purpose nnd thus rcHciung every corner or tne country In a thorough manner that could not be car ried out any other way. Mrs. Wilson urged tho women to eet thp in tra til r and read It, for It would tell them many things they want to know. af-i r.n.oo. sdsskin Tho afternoon meeting, which was open to the public, was largely at tended. Miss Mildred Shattuck, who was in sing, was unable to do bo, and Miss Margaret Whlttemore, accom panied by Miss Marlon Killam, sang "Mother o' Mine," and. when forced to give an encore, "Passing By." A summary of Vermont's progress was given by Mrs. Annette, W. Par melee. progress of suffrage in VER MONT Mrs. Parmelee gave a rosum' of tho urk for hulfragc for the last M years, summing up Just what was done each year, who th. leaders were, the reasons why the different bills submitted were voted down and Just how the newspapers treat.. il the issue. Mrs. Parmelee said: ( "Every great movement in thn wnriii'u 1 history has seomcij, to advance by hav ing obstacles lo surmount nnj) setbacks to overcome. The suffrage cause has proved no exception to tills rule. If ever the world needs an object lesson of the patience nnn perseverance of women and the dogged obstinacy of some men they have It In watching the advance of this movement. Had the situation been re versed, women, being In power, and men appealing for suffrage, I fear militant men would havo punctuated their demands with cold lead. They certainly would not havo spent much tlmo on pink teas and writing mild essays. "A summary of our progress must nec essarily be exceedingly brief. References can only ho mndo to persons and incl debts whlrli have most largely contrib uted to our advancement, and even then much must be omitted which should be touched upon. The faithful and obscure uuikois have been Just as essential to our success as have those who orcupled the moie prominent positions, These will not receive their full measure of reward until moled out by Him who knows no partiality the Cod of Justice. "For tho past M year bills have been before the Legislature and the following excuses for their defeat have 1 i given by Legislatures: There were not enough women interested, there were too many women Interested, there was no poll tnx provision; there was a poll tax provision which defeated it, and there was a dlvld eil poll tax and this was 'Irregular.' "In all these yeats men have not boon wholly at fault, neither have women, or 1,1 " Riil'initted, m the fact remains that no person, or persons, have been wlso enough In suggest a suffrago hill that all tho women would accept, or all tho men support, hence the seemingly end. less confusion anil misunderstanding and purposely devised deception. This conill lion has been dun to ilccp.sealcd preju lice mi the part of both men and women, ignntaiiri. of existing law. and general Indirierence, or because their energies and time have been consumed In other directions." In her resume, Mrs. Parmelee spoke of he good work of Henry B. Blarkwell, of Ronton, and his wife. Lucy stone, In 1870, Mary Llvermore and William Lloyd (ar rlson, Julia Ward Howo and others. Sho LOAN CAMPAIGN OPENS APRIL 21 Will Close May 10 Formal An nouncement of Sale of Victory Bonds Is Made by Secretary Glass SHORT TERM NOTES Will Mnturc In Not over Five Ycnr Itntc nf Interest, Ajnonnt of Inkuc nnd Amount Exempted from Tnxutlon Will He Announced Later Washington March 11 Tho Victory Liberty Loan campaign will open Mon day, April 21, and close three weeks later, Saturday, May 10. Secretary Glass announced the dates to-night, together with tho fact that short term notes maturing In not over five years would he Issued instead ot longer term bonds. The amount of notes to be offered was not disclosed, but It has been generally understood that the loan would be for n maximum of .",000,0n0,000 with the treasury reserving the right to accept all over-subscriptions. Mr. Glass said the Interest rate on the notes nnd the amounts to bo exempted from taxation would not be determined until a week or two before the campaign, as they would bo based upon financial Condition nt thnt tltnn Tt wnu InllmnlnH however, that the notes might bear Inter est In excess of t per cent., the interest rate on the third nnd fourth loans. "After studying financial conditions In all parts of the country," said Mr. Glass, "I have determined that the Interests of the United States will best bo served at this tlmo by the Issuance of short term notes rather than of longer term bonds which would have to bear the limited rate of interest of 4'4 per cent. "The Victory Liberty Loan will there fore take the form of notes of the United States maturing In not over Ave years from the date of issue. These notes will be, as were the Liberty Loan bonds, tho direct promise lo pay of tho United States, will be issued both In reg istered and coupon form, and the coupon notes will be in final form and will havo attached the Interest coupons covering the entire life of thn notes. 1 am hope ful that the notes In final engraved form will bo ready for delivery by the open ing of the campaign on April 21. "I am led to adopt the plan of Issuing short term notes rather than long term bonds largely because of the fact that I believe that a short term Issue will maintain a price at about par after the campaign is concluded far more readily than would a longer term isiue. "I have not yet reached a conclusion as to tho rate of interest vid exemp tions from taxation which those notes will hoar because this decision must be based on existing conditions Immediately prior to the opening of the campaign. "I tako this opportunity to repeat what I have already stated, that It Is the in tentions of tho treasury department to carry on the same kind of intonslve cam paign for distribution as heretofore. It would be a most unfortunate occurrence If the people of tho United Stntes failed to take these notes, thus placing the burden of subscriptions on the banks. Tho business of the country looks to the banking system for credit where with to carry on its operations and if Its credit Is absorbed to a largo extent by the purchase of government securi ties, there will be made limitations placed upon the supply of credit for business purposes, other merchants and manufacturers need ample credit for set ting the wheels of Industry In motion for peace time production and dlstribu t'on, and the wage earners are directly interested In seeing that these wheels are kept moving at a normal rate In order that full employment at good wages may continue, and where readjustment conditions have necessitated a slowing down of industry, It Is vitally Important thnt activity be resumed and labor re cmploed at tho earliest possible mo ment. "I therefore ask the American people once again to give their support to their government in order that this great loan may bo made an overwhelming success ny the widest possible distribution." EASTMAN ON TRIAL IN RUTLAND COUNTY COURT Mnrblc Producer FnceK Hearing nn fhnrgt' nf I'rrjiiry Uutland, March 12.-A jury was em paneled in Uutland county court this aft ernoon to try the ense of State vs. George P. Eastman nf this city, a marble pro ducer, who was Indicted several months ago by the county grand Jury on tho charge of perjury In giving alleged false testimony on the witness Btnnd In con nection with n boundary line suit he had with tho Vermont Marhln company In Which the latter trot n illflcrmpnl nn MO. Attorney General Frank ( Archibald hi ainncnrKicr, as prosecuior, made his flr.lt nnni!ir.inrn In cnilntv nrmt l. '"M,i urir since assuming nlllce. Attorney AVnrren i. Austin of iiurllugton is assisting him and Attorneys J, ('. Jones of Uutland and John W, Gordon of Barro aro Eastman's counsel. It Is expected that tho case will occupy the court's attention for several weeks. The testlntnnv will Include thn m.rA.,nA of several prominent local business and protesslonal men in mis male and elso where whose signatures appear on an al leged 2.'-year-old document produced by liulm.n 1.. II... I'ncnnnl Mlirlllrt case which tho latter claims is fraudulent. Depositions taken In .Vow York which am MU'"WII IU MHIW UK,. ..vi,mu mill Jioi ti-lmr.. Iia tostlMSwl lift U'.IH On Stinnlllnrt m caslons are expected to bo used. Experts on handwriting ana iiiccii.iuisiu or type writers have been summoned, Tho rase of Ernest II. O'Brien of this city, recently debarred ns an attorney nt law, Hlso under indictment for perjury, is to follow the Eastman case, FATHER AND SON (JO INTO BANKRUPTCY Uutland, March 12 -Andrew .1. Bedell, Sr., and Andrew .1. Bedell, Jr., of llarnet, both fanners, have filed petitions in bankruptcy In the office of the clerk of tho tfflted Slates court. Bedell senior hs liabilities of 2,B3 a' no atwets and his son owes H,f6l. having asests of h!W of which he claims l Ib exempt, Kaon claims to owo Andrew J. Hill of Greens boro $1,500, unsecured. 13, 1919. MAI CLARENCE R. EDWARDS, WAR COMMANDER OE TNE Wl DIVISION, RECEIVES AN ENTHUSIASTIC WELCOME DENIES STORIES OF DEBAUCHERY Mnjor General Clarence U. Edwards made his first public nddress at tho gymnasium of the University of Ver mont a few minutes after his arrival at thn union station from Barro yesterday morning. The university battalion waa drawn up to attention as tho car con taining General Edwards drove past on Its way to the gymnasium. General Edwards was Introduced by Dean George H. Perkins, acting president of tho University. Tho address by the general was of an 'Interesting naturo to one and all nnd the attention of the audience, which was composed of students und members of the battalion from tho university, together with a large number of spectators, was held for more th,an an hour. The general said. In part: "I wish that I could start my military career all over again and begin at the University of Vermont and learn under its famous traditions. In France every American soldier and ofllccr longed for the sight of a real American girl and even after being home for ro long they still look good to us. I advise you girls (speaking to the co-eds) to wait for the members of the 26th division to come home before you select your life course, for the boys of that division will make excellent husbands. They have patience and every quality to make Ideal hus bands. "About a year ago N'ew England States hoard a minister, who traveled considerable talk about how the Xew England or Yankee division had to lock up 3,500 of Its men every night be cause of rum. Another man spoke In various places and said among other things that a mother could not allow her daughter to marry or associate with a 26th dlvlsoon man because ho was un clean. Both aro the most profound and distinct lies that evor came from a tongue. They are the most awful lies that ever were uttered. "I had about 40,000 troops under my command In the 2lh division. Tn that entire division there was no drunkenness or even excessive drinking. There were only six cases of disease among tho entire 40,000 men. The army court inar tlals' records show that three and nine tenths per cent, of any body of l.ooo troops are tried for some misdemeanor, no matter how slight. In tho Yankee division this percentage was one-half of one per cent. "How did I do it? I asked them to be good. When they sailed I had an order read to them which did the trick. It was not an order begging them to be good or was It handing them lovey-dovoy stuff. I wiped out all existing punish ments then in force and all started anew. Then I Issued an order which told the men what was expeatcd of them and that if they did not measure up to what was expected serious consequences would follow. "I had to create the New England division from the national guard units of N'ew England. It was primarily a move to defend New England from In vasion. Ships had to be filled nnd so the New England division raced with an other division, tho Rainbow, to see which should got in Franco first. We. did. "The Yankee division was a new pro ject in tho eyes nf the American army. It was the smallest number of men ever sent on a project In warfare alone. The division was created with a pencil In my ofllco by mself. There wero many regiments of infantry, artlllerv. etc.. that had to he changed about completely in order to form n complete division. Time was short. "Kor the 101st ammunition train I took Green Mountain boys for I thought they knew how to handle horses. They did. For the motor transport train, etc., I stolo from the coast artillery. For this the war department telegraphed me and asked whero I got the authority. I told them as commander of the north eastern war department and commander of the 26th division I ordered them Into tho division. The war department wired that It disapproved of my action and demanded that tho troops be sent back to their batteries. They wero then en route to France nnd did not go, "The way the 26th division got olT to France was wonderful. I sent an officer to New ork and Canada to get all the ships for transports that he could, I to got them somehow and from various csnip.s In New England every night or so for a while some regiment would steal away and eventually land on a transport somewhere. So completely did the division fool tho pr department that for four mouths after I was in France with thn division my mall was sent to Charlotte, N. C. "Over Ihero I had no time to train them. They had not been trained in America. I had to travel to tho various fronts and from my experlenrn givo the boys Homo information as to what was expected of them. "I am very proud to say that tho Yankee division displayed W) per cent, more courage, daring, etc., under fire than even 1, nn experienced military man, had even dared dream of, "The Battle Hymn nf tho Uopubllc" I chose lo be the division song and ordered every rolonel to tench his ofllcors tho tune and words nnd then In turn to tench the soldiers. That put the ep behind the old New England spirit and hardly a word of complaint came from anywhere in the division, despite nil the hardships the men went through, "I believe In military training of a universal nature, I believe every boy of a'Crtnln ge should ho compelled to give to the governm'enj one year of his youth In the military service. After that year Ib up I believe that he should not bo asked to give another minute to tho government for bucIi training unless there Is a grave nend for juon," Unitarian Church Packed to the Doors Wher. Distinguished Soldier Sounds the Praises oi Vermont Boys in Their Stand against Ger many's Picked and Unbeaten Troops Re ception at Ethan Allen Club House and Luncheon at Van Ness Other Features of Busy Day. With the largest crowd that ever gathered under tho roof of tho Uni tarian Church present last night, Major-Oonoral Clarence n. Edwards, commander of tho Northeastern War Department, formerly commander of the 2Gth (New England) division, was given a warm and sincere reception. The general showed the feelings that possessed him when ho first started to speak and thanked the audience for their kindness. He wns presented to tho audience by tho Rev. Charles J. Staples, the pastor of the church. Previous to the Introduction Mrs. S. G. W. Bonjamin, president of Unity, which organiza tion was Instrumental In securing General Edwards' visit to Burlington, Ka.vo a brief announcement of tho next meeting of Unity two weeks from Friday night. In his address General Edwards publicly praised the work of Major J. M. Ashley of this city ami Captain W. N. Hudson, also of this city, while In France. Both of these officers made good, so ho said, nnd were a great credit to tholr organization and their State. General Edwards also praised the Interest of , ex-Governor Horace V. Graham In tho Vermont boys In the 103rd ammunition train. Ho told of many letters which Governor Graham, whllo chief executivo of Vermont, WTote to him in connection with the Vermont boys In the 2Cth division and said that Governor Graham had done many things for the betterment of conditions of tho Vermonters. General Edward?' talk in very much along the samo lines as ho gave to the students at the University of Yormont in the morning, with the ex ception that because of additional time ho was permitted to go Into de tail more extensively. With a rather sad tinge In his volco he told how ho was rellecd nf his command nfter ton months of active service with them in France and that he was sent to America to organize other divisions. He did not give anv reason for his release from the com- active service campaigns, and the luncii mand. . eon hour proved a delightful one Dean Ho told how he took soldiers whojoporge II. Perkins of tho university wero guarding bridges, factories, etc., 1 Presided. Those present were General In New England and made them into I Clarence R. Edwards. Maior J. M. his division, despite all the protests from politicians, manufacturing in terests, etc. After they arrived In Franco and had boon trained for sev eral weeks they went Into tho battle line. He desoribed a battle In which Germany hurled her picked and en- j beaten troops against the green New England men half trained and not ' rully equipped. In an effort to break their morale. Ho said hn know now that the order that sent the German troops against the green Amorlcnn troops was from Hindenburg nnd Ludendorff, German officers of the high command. They did not break tho morale, but, rather Increased It. GUEST OF G. W. MARKS George W. Marks, vice-president of Unity, entertained General Edwards and members nf his party at a dinner last CARD TRAVELED NINE YEARS I'oatnl Mulled Juno 17. 1000, nt Seattle, Finally llenr)ie Dent I nation nt Mldillcbury Mnrch H, into Mlddlebury, March 12. A postal card addressed to Miss Amelia Patnatule, Mld dlebury. In care nf Solomon B. Alnes, and mailed nt .1:01 p. m., June 17, 1003, at Scat tic, Wash , reached Mr. Aines on Thurs day, March 6, nine yearn and nine months after being mailed. FIRE DESTROYS PLANT Ilry limine of Woodworking Fnctory lit Ntovte In Burned Stowe, March 12. Fire early to-night destroyed one nf the dry houses nt March 1) and which Is now bung cat George V Adams' woodworking fnes ried op all over the country. tory at Moscow, two miles from tho1 village. Tho building was filled with!.-.! nPRU'H mp UWInti.i lumber. The fire caught from the fur-' ILlvl.1H MMM' nace and the loss Is about JB00. .Men ' SOLI) I' OR ?7,(i(iS were soon on the scene and forming a' . lino to the river, succeeded In snvjng 1 1l n adjoining dry house, which caught nearby. WILL ENTERTAIN Wlvcn of 1010 l.rglxliitorx to Hrcelto I.iiiIIcn of Mnntprller Montpeller, March 12. The Society of Wives of the members of (h Legislature of lfiut will entertain the ladles of Monl peer from three lo five o'clock Thurs day afternoon. Ctllreis recently elected are! President, Mrs. C. S. Dana of New Haven; vice-president, Mrs. W. A. Root of Bennington, secretary and treasurer, Mrs. J. S. Williams of Charlotte. HURT HEART LIFTING Harold O'Brien In In Crlllrnl Condition li Itrnult ot Strain Montpeller, Mnr. 12. -Harold O'Brien Is In a serious condition ns tho result ... iv iii'uiiiiur ncciiieni wuicn occurred . at mo capital Gnrogn this morning. Ho was lifting on an automobile when he felt something give nway around nis neart. Thn injury Is critical. It Is (Uulmnjl, NUMBER 37 night nt his home, 216 South Wlliar street. Those In th tiarty were G a C. R. Edwards. Col. II. A. I.eonhaeuser, Adjt.-Gen. II. T. .lohnson, (.'apt. it. ). Chandler, ("apt. II. R. Sheldon, Majm .f. M. Ashley and the Rev. Charles .1. Staples. ETHAN AI,LEN CLUB HOST The Ethan Allen club played tho pari of good host to General Edwards mil his party In tho afternoon from four K f:30. Tho club house was very prettily decorated In the national colors, two large American flags being loaned by thn local post, G. A. It., and the local came Sons nf Veterans, respectively Cut flowers, bunting, ferns and potted plants added much to tho attractiveness of inn club rooms. A musical program was fur nished by the Misses Cecelia Mowsov'U and Miss Pauline Canning, the former presiding at the piano and the latter playing tho violin. In the receiving line were Mayor J. Holmes Jackson, A. .1. Canning, chairman, and Thomns W. Gurney' of tho entertainment commit tee, and J. E. Traill, chairman of tho houso committee. Sevoral hundred men and women and children passed through tho rooms and shook hands with thi famous general. Many of those in attend ance had relatives in tho 26th Division. Quite a number of the members of thn division, as well as menibei i of thq Grand Army, Sons of Veterans and other patriotic bodies, were represented by delegates. LUNCHEON AT VAN NESS Immediately after Dm address (1t the university. General Edwards and lij party went to tho Van Ness Hou-; where a special luncheon was set veil in his honor In the small dining room. Tim luncheon party numbered 10. The room was decorated with flags of the allies, a bouquet and ferns adorned t Ii. center of the table nnd nt each plate was a,. Amor . lean flag. There was no formal speak ing, but both General Edwauls and Captain Sheldon plonsinel entertained their hosts witli reminiscences of their Ashley, Captain II ft. Sheldon of tho 102nd Machine Gun Battalion. Captain H. D. Chandler, aide to General Ed wards; Lieut. -Col. Harry A l.eonhaeu ser, Adjt.-Gen. II. T. Johnson. Oear Georgo II. Perkins, General Crosby P Miller, Comptroller Guy W. Bailey .Mayor J. Ilolme3 Jackson. President A. J Canning and Vice-President F. E Mcintosh of tho Burlington Chamber nf Commerce and Merchants' associa ton. Ellas Lyman, John L, .Sniithwlck Dean J. L. Hills, Dean J W Votev George W. Marks, State Engineer II M. MclntnMi and Dean II. C. Tinkhani. Last night Gcnoral Edwaids was tin guest of the Rev. and Mi Charles J Staples and this morning ill lake tht 7.1." train for Norwich I'niversit where he will speak tt the .students after which lie will go in Boston II resume his departmental activities. 'UNIVERSALIST5' CONVENTION .Next SpKNimi to Hp llrlil nt iWhcnter Auiriixt 2S-SS To Murk End of lllir OrlT. Morrlsvllle, March 12 Tho Rev George F F'ortier. superlm eiulent ol Unlversalist Chinches n Vermont and Quebec, announce that tho nest ses slop of tho State convention will be held at Rochester August "r to "s. This oonvantlon will be of unusuil In terest. It will mark the I5th anniver sary of tho Women's Missionary asso ciation and the fioth anniversary of the nalionnl organization It also will mark tho conclusion of the great drlvn for members, ministers ami mmwv which began the denomination or Higher ni llrnttli'lKiro iiciImii Than nt III it Mile n,,,,, (in, Brattleboin, M.irch 12 At the the E. ond auction sale ef Herlisdilre swnic mi t , Purebrcrd LKestorlv Sales compain p.i vlllon hero to-clnj, M hend were sold f-i ' t? r.u .... . ... .in .ncriige ot n.', wiurii is a higher average than wns realized ,H P i big Americm Borkhhlrot-ongresos sale in M;icon, On., a few days ago. F 1 1 Me -calf of llolyoke, Muss., owner of lini nr Ion farm, South lladley Falls. Ma.- . paid $1.'0 for a brood sow two je.irs old con signed by Wcnover farm, Bernard.' II" . N. .1. This was tho lop price of the hale and tho nevt was "i for a hour live yeari old consigned by Joseph Baker of V u tli Grosvenordnle, Conn., and bought by Harry W, Knights of Oveilonk Orchard Littleton, Muss. Mr. Metcalf iilsn paid f.110 for a two-year-old sow from Wend over farm. Tho shIo was under the aus pices of tho New England Berkshire club, but Just beforo tho sale the club passed out of existence by changing its name m ino i.asiern norKsuiro congress so an o Include New York, New Jersey nnd Pennsylvania, Lester E. Ortiz, manager nf Wendovor farm was electeed president and Richard V. Faux of Norwich, Conn., secretary utid treasurer.