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Stories of Terrible Cruelty,
Unredressed Murders and De
vastation of Property
eentlr Slnln In Me.Tieo Were Killed
Onrnuir.it Soldlern and Wllhln Cnr-
tntuca Une
Ssu Antonio, Tex.. Jan. It.- Slut Its of
station of vroi'iirt'cs were glvj.;i the
uxlean Lltuntim to-.lar ly men jet In
M. McBee, n cattle innii frim n bonier
m: jarr.ea .!. Mricr. a liwjw iron:
MUUIW u I. Jl 1 J . . 1 1 .1 u u ri i . . . . . - --
raerietvrt farmers !n Mexico arm ug
ieir testimony wan I" strunfithen the
alms or witnrsues r.eaio in diiin-i
m that the Innt-juritv or American tin
BHtt. who reminded tlio committee
v-.i ...!.... 1lf ..-I.-
it . iLfiBMritru lii.ii juii':i i' ii' ......
-day In the eouv.ty nluut Tamplco.
mini' r.ti.l Knrl DolvH. who x?cv hilled
Britt appeared ronfldont. tlmt tho men
I'll' iMMVU lJ vivuivii'" . ....
nos" hp snlrl. "and the hullctH vp tooV:
Villi U It'll IJWVIli n I lliv.- I.. . v
tH. Mnreovrr, Holos after ho had hocn
i i. ll
artn Vi a rl linn tlil-llWt fur Itltn 1ll hnrfV.
irnrd downward and tlipn tin ncaln.
ho rebels in that part of the country
t ..U .... Wt, enl.ltni-n
This theory that tho killing was dnno
C now inn paynmaiT ru run: im uif m
m iih 1 1 1 1 ' . wiiii iukuh inr iiuim i, v
nouni oi muni mm nit" mi uriu. iinf
UQnTiniinii was 1 i tuirnuutMi u n ii
nzisias nil n in iifvj iim-- m
illed Jlonoy and BoIph hrlievnd thry
ere id uiiK imp payniasirr unn inn am.
, h. i . .. . . . .. . .1 . .. r i ....... n a i ..
f'ntnniilgti for llcllrf In rnr linst
White River .Tiinrtlnn. .Inn. 11.
thi" IS'rar K:nt Itolli-f, civK out
in ainipniPin ai in in1 nnnrni 101
inda hut :i .small nuinli'M' of pon
Ihutinnw Iihvp Iippii tpppIvp'I nml
not inmiPiliatPly uld thi worthy
umo with tliPir dollars, thn ratnpnlKH
Vprniont will not Iip :i hiicppss.
"ThlH situation," f-ahl Mr. Stovpns.
iinythlni; hut lirnrtpninc:. Vprniont
s rpspondpd so riulckly and so f?on-
ously nnp ypar aco. It Bopmn Htranprn
nit tliPi-p has not boon a moro rpady
inn 10 spp inc suiiaiion ciinncp wnn-
the npxt few dnyx, for I cannot
o pvn vormoniern win mrn n ut'ui
ir Ml HUM Hpill'ill.
ppefil Vol Klleil Willi In acquired Zl
Dnyn Aflrr Will AVnx Allowed
l:ullilid, Jan. 14. The attempt of John
Lalor of this city, a Delaware & Hud-
m railroad conuucinr, 10 nreaK 1110 win
his brothor, the late Chailes II. Ialor
Hutland, 11 hotel man, who left an
7'. flftfl wllllnrF .lh T.iilrti- rnHVa-
$200, will probably fall. It develops that
Hutland county court as to the
lowanco of the will was filed with Clot!;
corge X. llurman 2.') days after the np-
al was taken, whereas the law states
lat such entries must be made within 21
Mro. Margaret Sullivan, widow 'of
ia-lo.3 Lalor and admlnlnlrntrix, has
oved for the dinmlssAl of the appeal on
ie ground that it was not propel ly taken
,rt nfri-n..Hrn nt tlin dnirin tt, nltfitn
Ichn I.alor alleges that Improper In
uence was used on ilia brothor when tho
111 was drawn, joint win unarms -wero
iociated lit tho Hotel Bardwcll man-
emenf her, n nlilnhnr nf vpnrs.
Accepts Derby Line Pastorate
MorriDvlllc, Jan. It The Rev. B. Jj.
onicun 0: isouttioic, m, j. , nns accepted
n Invitation to luviumo tho Universalis
y Stnto Superintendent George P For-
i.r. ana win eeirin won' runniHr 1.
ucreouing xne lato iiev. A. N. uiacurord.
Mr. Conklln has spent tho greater pari
f his ml'iistry Ir. the Middle West, rnar.y
earn as manager of tho wcj'crn branch
f the, IJnlversallst Publishing House In
f churches both In Illinois and Mlchl-
Aii. .niu iut cm jib j 1 an uveu ruKuin-
R nH HC1LIL.I niiRr ii MpririiiH iifiqa (inn
1 1 1 . . I . . 1 (",... . 1 1 1
Mrs. ConWIn has been promlneDt In tho
ry association, holding the olllco of first
allAnl J.n..inanta1 . i ' r i 1. ...... !..!... ,n
he mission field of North Carolina.
Fishermen Fined
Mlddlebury, Han. 14. Elmer Ash of
'Iconderoga, N. Y., uu Albert DoUargc
nd Dayton Sulman of Hudson Falls,
Y were arrested tho other day
County FlBh and Gamo Warden
. XI "Ui 'i f f ..o wbtln fluHtnrv nr.
.ake Champlaln. Ash was arrested for
avlnir more than 10 tlp-ups and Do
'urge and Sulman wore arrested for
ot attending to tholr lines. Thoy woro
rought to Mlddlebury and takon be
nro Judge A. W, Dickons. All fhroo
J,lUrU KlUllJ, -.ill .-.r.,1 tiutM
in and cost of $4,8E, and DoBargo and
1 .1 ....lll. .. .1 a -I. ....... rl,.n,l
Oman woro flnod ?5 each, making a
lj ot j-i.&j. ah pam auu wero 'lis-
President of Dairymen's Association Says Time
May Come When State Will Import Butter
Unless Farmers Use Oleomargerine in Their
Own Families Farmer Must Not Be Com
pelled to Work Sixteen Hours a Day to Feed
Labor on Eight-Hour Basis
Thnre were threo lutsrfstlni; epenkers
yenterd.' at tile innmlng pewalon of the
Vcnnor.t I.ialrynicii'3 arsoclatlon, In con
vention heio. The uttendance was swellpd
cnisRiderabl- ovr that of the day before,
nml tno ivoakers al! got down to the real
husincsx cf dealln? with the ptohleniB
vrMr'r. aro botterlUK tlio dairymen to-day.
Ono fact dV'.'iopod and that Is the Ver
mont cow is falllns behind in her milk
po:luirtio:i now ranks far bolow that
ot :ioni(, uthcr States. Discussion of liow
to rc:t:.M H1I3 condition occupied con-
fleraol'j time.
P.tPt In order was the addroes of the
pr-titriunt of the association, r. H. Blck
ffrd cf UraJford, who brought out Fonio
faetn ir. connection -with the dutry in
dustry In Vsrrnont that are not Benerally
known, The fiddi-ee foilo'.vn, In full:
l-'lfty yea. ao last October, the dalr
mcn of crmont wore invitod to man! at
.Montpolier to dipcuss the advisability
of formla? an organization of Vermont
fnrni'rs. The result of this mrotlnts wa'J
the organization known to us as the
Vermont Dalrympn's apsoclatlon. For
the first few years a business meeting
for the election of olllccrs was held in
October and a winter meeting, where
speaklnK and discussions on farm prob
lems was in order, was held In January.
Kor nine years there two meetings were
held. At the tenth mcelliiK, it was
voted to ehangp the constitution and
thereafter hold only one mpptlng a year,
that mpptlng to he held tlio second week
in January, and this law still holds. The
first president wan I. I). Mason of
Hlphmond, who wus rc-plcctcd fur a num
ber of ye-ars. the first secretary was
O. S. nilsi; of Oeorcln and he was in this
position for eleven years. There were
Ihrpp tiur.teps from pach county in the
State, their duties bplnc to further the
Interests of the association and get new
members, fifty years is a lone tlnip for
any organization to live and flourish and
the mpu wlo founded -this Dairymen's
association had a vision and exercised
rare judgment and ability In shaping the
affairs of the association. From t 111
small beglnnlng th association has grown
to be rccogni.ed as Hip largest, and most
progrpsslvo Dairymen's association In
the east, if not In the I'nited .States. In
the old days the mibjeets for discussion
were largely dairy cows and the best
methods of making butter; the exhibits
were, butter and cheese. Only twenty
years Hgo we had over two hundred
samples of butter sent In for scoring,
last year there were nhout forty. This
is proof that we are fast becoming a
milk shipping State. I am told that al
the present time over fifty per cent of
the milk received In Metropolitan Boston said that It was to tho credit of the
Is from Vermont farms; probably a tenth maple sugar makers that In tho history
as much is shipped from the west side of of prosecution for violation of the puro
the State to help to supply the Now food, not one case could be found against
York market. jthe Vermont farmer. This was'remark-
' Vermont farms are best adapted to able in a product in such demand as Ver
dalrying and whatovn- our personal mont maple sugar, when adulteration
feelings ore in the matter. I believe the could bo practiced with such profits, lie
shipping of whole milk Is to continue to 'could say almost the same of the butter
increase until the greater part of the packages. There have been some slight
milk produced In the State will be sold deficiencies in the weights but no gross
as whole milk. Certainly tho milk made 'violation.
nearest tho railroads will be shipped and Mr. Walsh then took ujtho subject of
tho creameries farther backwlll bo used lahels. The final packages must .bo
as feeders or for the manufacture of jlahelled, and tho department prefers an
commercial sweet cream. Tlio time will educational campaign to prosecutions, for
come when Vermont will be an importer
of butter. This will be determined some
what by the amount of oleomargerine
the farmers use In their own families.
It is natural that the Vermont farmers
should be interested In the dairy cow take Its course. The big packers are
and In her future. There was nc.ver a obeying tho law, for they know what It
time when tho dairymen could s HI Is. The trouble is with the smaller man.
ufford to caro for and feed unproductive The speaker believed that It was almost
cows as now. With tho cost of grain 'impossible to get every farmer to label
aiound ?0.W per ton and labor asking' his goods. He wanted an association like
$3.00 per day and found and when needed tho dairymen's lo take hold of tho matter
most, not lo to found, every cow in land have the manufacturers of cans and
your stable must be a worker or you arc other containers mark the contents on
bound to huvo an unprofitable, business tho can, Labels fall off and it difficult
and a mnat unplensnt awakening at the 'tor tho farmer to do this, Thero nro few
ond of tho year when you balance your
books. 1 wonder how many present
ren'.ly keep books? If you remember
only ono thing I i m saying rr.ay it bo
this. It is just as Important that tho
former consider his irr.i, ntjck and
equipment as a business, and Inventory
that business each yesv.', keeping a cor
rec.'. account ot receipts and expe.-di.
turei Mid know vhothni jou havo a Dusl
nesj worth unythiug cr not, whether It is
worth continuing anJ if not find the hole
In that buUMSii ar.d "plug" It a. any
otner buiiUicsa man would do. Know
our cowt And keep only (ho nest oncd
The department of agriculture for 131f'
reports thero worn nearly 88,000,000,000 lbs.
of milk produicd In this country. Forty
four per cent, was used as whole milk, 30
por cent, is butter, 4',. per cent, as cheese,
4' ier cent, as fanned milk, 4 per cent, as
icu cream, 4 per cent on the farm and 2 1-2
per com. in waste in jne inausiry. uur-
Injf tho lato war tho American exports of
milk increased three times. In 1911 70,000,
000 pounds of milk left the United States.
In the year 1019 tho total was 2.500,000.000
pounds. Tho 1914 shipments of 70,000,000
was nearly all butter and cheese. One
half of tho 1918 shipments waH condensed
milk, When tho countries of Europo ad
just themselves and the cnll for our dairy
products begin to fall off, what, are we
to do with this Immense quantity of milk?
Think it over.
Our labor situation Is yet unsolved. It
Is impossible for tho farmer, who Is oblig
ed to rely on his farm receipts for the
maintenance ot himself and family, to
compete with prices paid at the manu
facturing centers. Wo cannot havo tho
farmer work 10 hours a day to feed tho
laborer on an eight-hour day basis. The
boycott of labor and tho return of the
farm to'a family production basis la sure
ly a radical solution of the farm labor
probtom. It seems to bo the Idea ot labor
to-day to receive much and glvo as lit-
te as possible In return. Tho Industries
are about all oporutlng on nn eight-hour
day basis. Thoy demand still less hours
and more pay, their demands so fur
nearly all having been granted with this
J result, lilcher prices tor tho necessaries
of life, every one strlklnu back at the ' fcileni) iP(fsinton to prevent lynchlngs
fanner. W hear constantly about tho allll ,,It.0 r0,fllf wn(! mRf,, Ilt tlle nltinl
npi.olntnient of this or that eommtrslon i.iirllt; 0.(llly ,)f .Senate Judlclaiv sub
to investigate tho farmers' price of milk, committee conduced under the resolution
with the Idea In mind that ho l profiteer- jpiovldlng for Investigation into recent
in and It Is unnecessary to maintain tho rolH ,, f)U,m!,1,jOI, f :l 1(.port to the
pivrent price 01 111s prouucis, iiavo any
uivj of you known of a. committee being
appointed with tin Idea of reducing the
prices of those things the f.nmer is
obliged to buyV Hvcryono Is striking but
the farmer and I urn inclined to think
some of us are sti Iking 12 lo continue in
the unappreciated business of farming;
Ticveitheleas 1 om a firm believer In tho
ultimate 8wce; of the farmer, especial
ly of the Vermont dairy farmer.
If you will pardon mc 1 would like to
ntnte fiom a speech of Mr Munn. pres
ident of tho American Jersey Cattle club,
delivered In Xew Kngitmd a short time
ai;o Mr. Munn sMd-
"This nation was born from an inspir
ation by the firrdde of a farm and coun
try home. The midnight ride of Paul
Itc'ere was an Inspiration born where the
shadows from the flrolde danced on tho
walls In a country home. There has nev
er been a national crisis whpn that pa
triotic spirit engendered bp.ck there by
the flrci'ldr of the homo In the country
has not come forward with Its might and
saved the country. U is by that fireside,
where there, are gathered In the evening
the father, mother and children, that tho
real suKtantlal character Is built, and
where the real love of country and re
spect for good arc born, far more than in
Hefnre ploslug I must pay a tribute to
my fellow Isborpr, Mr. Myron Adams, at
one time presidpnt and for a grrat many
years treasurer of this association, who
was called from ITs during the past year.
A man among men, a friend well worth
having and of great worth. V'e shall
miss him, hut the mantle of hie faithful
servlrc In this organization must fail on
some worthy member.
In closing let hip say, I am convinced
that thin Dairymen's association, started
,".n years ago, has before it now a long,
useful life. I thank yoyi oil for tho loyal
support and IipIp J have "received during
the many years I have bepn one of your
officers, and I would ask for the incom
ing ofliccrs tile same support, ltd please,
remember that the success of this asso
ciation does not depend as much on tho
cfliclcncy of its ofllcers as upon the loy
alty of Its members. Again I thank
D. M. Walsh, 11 graduate of the Uni
versity of Vermont and now I'nitPd States
food and drug Inspector of Boston, spoke
o legal packages and labels. Mr. Walsh
It realizes, In the case of tlio farmer,
when laws are almost too numerous to
mention, that many violations are due to
Ignorance. However, If this Is persisted
In, the day will come when the law will
nutuufactururf. of cans nnd tho proposl
tlon seericd an easy one. Ho also warned
against too much moisture In butter. This
wax one of the causes of short weight
and also tended toward the violation of
tlii butter fat requirements. He advised
the creameries to jmrchaBn moisture
testers. Mr. Walsh also spoko of the cheese
now being made from skim milk. This
should be marked, If only a part of tho
contents were made of skim milk. Tho
Vermont 'laws nro nearly Identical with
the federal laws. If tho packages average
all right there Is no question of prosecu
tion whero the shipper apparently Intends
to be honest. There havo been cases of
prosecutions for overweight ut these are
In tho cases of where a man would at
tempt to make the labelling ridiculous by
perhaps marking two ounces on a pound
lean anu inus make the mark of no value,
j In these limes tho marking of packages
(mum. uv uuservcu, lor In commodities like
cp.ccs the price has gone up tremendously
and the shippers try to get around tlio
customer by pultlng small amounts Into
packages or the same slzo as before,
E. F. Burton of the bureau of animal
Industry, Washington, D. C, was the next
speaker, "Puro bred sires determine the
fundamental capacity of an animal to be
profitable," raid Mr. Burton. Ho deter
mined the amount of rcvenuo which would
bo derived from the Investment In grain.
Ho likened the old dairy cow fo the first
threshing machine ho had seen when it
took two days to do tho work of a fow
hours. Tho present cow should be Im
proved Just as was the machlno. Of courso
It takes more power to operate It, but tho
results are so much greater. if one
of tho old cows produced 200 pounds of
uuner ini on 6,200 pounds of gruln and
me new cow produced 400 pounds of but
lor fat on 9,300 pounds of grain, the farm
cr was Bavlng 3,100 pounds of grain. Ho
predicted closer competition In tho future
wun joreign countries, i Australia but
ter fat Is selling for 28 nnd 30 cents. In
Denmark, tho dairy Industry Is as gooa
us ever but business has not been ad-
. Continued oa iMuto -Xoar). '
Witnesses Before Senate Inves
tigating Committee Also Fa
vor Legislation to Prevent
Race Rioting
Itnillcnl Agllntnr lime nprn Iluxj,
Kvldeiicc Shoirs, Among Colored 1'cn
ple In Cllllrn Where Rioting llni ()(
eiirrnl In I, tlx I SK Yearn
Wnslifntflnn. .Tim. 14 Tnnctmenl of
Senate suggesting means of urevntlng
reeunence of the disorders To-day's ses
sion was devoted to the question of fed
eral jurisdiction
Senator Cutltr, republican, Kansas,
author of the resolution, presented to :tiv
sub-committee :i copy of a report of the
department o' tuptice showing the activity
of radical af.iimors among the negroes
In various c':lcs where rioting has oc
curred In the hist six years and describ
ing the manner in which these agitators
have conduct! d a propaganda among
nectocii for the purpose of arousing un-
The report outlined an article by Fred
erick A. Blossom, secretary of the
I. W. W. local of I'attrson, X. J., t"Xtlle
workers, designed to arouse negroei.
This article, the report said, was printed
in the ofllco of t!:e Gary (.Indiana) Tost
at tho oxpense of Linn A. E. G.1I0 ot
.Mexico City, who, the report said, was
believed to be 11 German agent.
"It seems to me," snld Senator Curtis,
"that there Is a very strong reason why
the government should take hold of this
question and made a thorough Investiga
tion of It and Into the activity of tho
radical element In this country in work
ing up race riots."
L". S. Bratton, a white attorney ot Little
flock. Ark., who said his son narrowly
cPcapciT lynching during tho recent race
riots in that State, argued In favor of
federal legislation, declaring tho federal
constitution guarantees all citizens an
Impartial trial which mob rule denies.
He declared, however, that the recent
troubles In Arkansas wns not due to rad
ical agitators, but to the system of
peonage which he alleged prevailed in
"The conditions that exist there are
such as to demand the attention of tho
federal government," Bratton said.
..Ianicn .AVeldon . Johnson a former Uni
ted Stale's consul in Nicaragua, but how
field secretary of tlio national associa
tion for the advancement of Colored peo
ple (old Ihe committee that there recent
ly had been suggestions that tho Culled
States intervene In Mexico about six
Americans which had been killed while
during the same period .'ill negroes hail
been lynched in this country.
Legislation to prevent race riots and
lynchlngs clearly conies within the con
stitutional powers of Congress said Mr.
Johnson, who added that It has taken
to radical activity to make the negroes
feel they wero being oppressed.
Attorney fienenil too Occupied Willi
(irnhnm Trial to Prepare llrlef
for Supreme Court
Montpelier, Jan. 14. The January term
of Supreme Court will bo adjourned to
morrow. An argument was made to-day
In the mandamus proceeding!! in regard
to the guardianship of Cnrllna Blanchl
in which the petition was brought asking
that the probate judge be ordered to direct
tho guardian appointed by tho court,
namely Robert Frnscr to make a report.
Tho case of State vs. Frank C. Wil
liams, which was scheduled for argument
this term, did not take place owing to
tho attorney general being tied up In
tne preparation of the trial of the Graham
case, which begins next week.
Mr. Archibald did not get tho brief un
til a few 'lays beforo .Supremo Court con
vened nnd hail been unable for lack ot
time to prepare a brief in answer to the
respondent's brief.
McrrhunlK mid Hint Hum to Sell
'HID 604 lamed I.tiNt
Montpelier, Jan. 14. Tho Fecrctary of
Stato received In the year 1919 tho sum
of J12.C00 from licenses Issued to tho mer
chants who sell oleomargerino nnd now
tho blanks aro being sent to tho sevorul
morchants stating that their licenses have
expired, that Is to say those who have
obtained licenses In January, last year,
Thero were 601 licenses Issued last
year, while the largest number obtained
was In (he month of October, when $2,
230 was received from tho llcoi-.ao fees,
whllo February wns tho next closest
amount, namely Jl.MO. This licensing is
the matter which several of the mer
chants who wore In tho llouso of Rep
resentatives Inst year tried to have elim
inated, claiming that with tho high
price of buttor, It was a marked saving
to the people.
Woman Sllithlly llurneil Another
Woman nnd Son lleneui-d by Firemen
St, Johnsbury. Jnn. II. Fire which
started In the fiomo of Mrs. Elizabeth
Sullowny early yesterday afternoon from
a torch used In thawing water pipes was
not cxtlngulsli6d until property was
damaged by hoth fire and water to the
extent of nearly 110,000, Mrs, Sullowny
was burned about tho face. Mrs. Guy
Wilson and hor slx-ycnr-old boy had
'rooms In the upper story and woro
brought ilown hy ladders. Mrs. Wilson
was slightly burned and the boy was
cut by glass und toll from the ladder
Into tho arms of a fireman coming up
to help his ,ussoclnte. About a dozon
young men und young women hnd rooms
in tho house. Most of them woro at
work and all of them lost oil tliolr Xurnl
turo and porsonal. effects.
HAPPENINGS"".:1"0 """ iONT;
Addison County
Daniel T. Foster, a prominent farmer
and much respected citizen, died very
suddonly at his home on Case street about
noon Thursday. He was nt the barn car
ing for his horse and had, it is supposed,
a sudden attack of acute Indigestion,.
dying almost Immediately. He was re
moved to the house and medical nld sum
moned, but nothing could be done. He
was born In Itlpton February 23, 1857, and
was the son of the late Kubln and Luclnda
iSpooner) Foster. Ho was twice mnrrled,
his first wife, Mstlier Illmer, having died
tibout 12 years ago, Ills second wife was
Agnes Miithcw Haywood, whom he mar
ried eight years ago and who survives
him, as well as an adopted son, Kdgar,
who lives nt home. The funeral was
held Saturday afternoon at two o'clock
at the Methodist Church at East Middle- )
bun- and the interment was made In I
I rospeet cemelery in that nam let. Mr.
Foster hud been working with his team
all the lorenoon, but for some weeks
back had complained of not feeling well.
11" Is ci j ears of ape.
At the annual meeting of the Moosa
Inmo club Thuri'dr.y, reports of the oiii
cera sho.ed the club was in a good con
dition The following officers were
elected. President, Robert F. Plnney;
vice-president, E Den7ll Gnlvin; secre
tary, Harry L. Cushman; treasurer,
Peter J. Hinks. These ofllcers and the
following form the board ot managers;
Carl O. Froi.t, Frank L. Goss and P. S.
Murray. After the business session a
social hour was enjoyed. Mr.
nri.l M-o rfiffnll rmliln nf l;i! Iti .to
X. Y.', are In town for several weeks-
ML-s Hazel Ketchum. who has been
. .. , ., , , , ,.
Ir. Sudbury for a rest. Mrs. Randall
Hammond -5f Brandon Is visiting Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Hammond at the gov
ernment livestock farm In Wcyhrldge.
Mr. and Mrs, Mclvln Farbiirntigh of
Ottawa. Can., are in town for several pensation 01 tne nicmners 01 inp nrp oe-wepks.-Krnnk
Harding and John Mag- pnrtment. Another and vpry Impnrtnnt
lisp of Springfield are In lown and ex- i ono Is to see what action the voters will
pent to remain here until spring, or ! tn'e the matter of the water deparl-longcr.-The
snow storm Friday and Fri- i nient assuming the indebtedness incur
dnv nlclit hrouglrt from throe to four 1 red by tho village In the so-called flash-
inches of nnw snow to this locality,
enough to make fairly good sleighing In
the village. The snow Is light and Ifl
badly drifted on the country roads.
Many wagons were mitred Saturday In
favor of slpighlng. Mr. and Mrs. .lames
T. Wilkcson of Hochester. Minn., am In
town to visit old-thnc friends and ex
pect to mako a stay of considerable
length Mrs. Honornh Harvey and
daughter. Miss Margaret Harvey, of
Plymouth, Mass,, am here for three
weeks. A Joint meeting of the Farmers'
club of Mlddlebury and Sallshury will be
Shellmrnr Co-oierntle rrrnmery
Shoivs Inerensr of 140,000 fMer
Three Vonn Abo
Shelbiirne. Jan. 13. The Hliplburnc Co
operative Creamery at its annual meeting
to-day elected tho following directors:
Thomas McKenzle, Clarence Morgan,
C. C. Fletcher or ShPlhunip, M. nymc
ton and .William Stacy of Charlotte.
Walter F. Palmer of Shelbunie Is treas
urer and clerk.
The reports showed a business nf $1!Wl,fian
in the past ypar, an increase of lll",ni
over that of three years ago.
Luncheon wns served nnd County Agent
Loveland afterwards gave a talk to the
The company's new building Is ap
proaching completion nnd the company
hopes to be doing business there in six
Iiymnn Frnry 1'leiitla Ciullly to Forging
Cheek on Burlington TTitnt Co.
Mlddlebury. Jan. 13. Several cases came
up before Judge Albert W. Dickens yes
terday afternoon. The first case was
tlmt of Charles Forest, who pleaded
guilty to changing the nnmo on a gov
ernment check nnd was .sentenced by the
court to serve from one and a half years
to two years at Windsor.
The case of Lyman Frary, who was
arrested several days ago, pleaded guilty
to forging a check for the sum of $20 commenced Tuesday morning when about
on the Burlington Trust company. He700 entries nlthough only about K0 birds
was fined J.7M and costs. The case of haa shown up until noon Tuesday,- but
State vs. Roy Ransomvillo for ohtalnlng 11 was known that some had been ontc.red
money under false pretences was nollo
pressed. This case came up through
Ransomville's connection In helping
Frary in cashing tho forged check on
tho Burlington Trust company. Tho last
case of the day was that of State vs.
Mrs F. B. Wright, who wua arrested
on a warrant charging her with a statu
tory offense. After a hoarlng, tho court
bound her over In the sum of $000 and
the trial was Bet for Friday.
Montpelier, Jan. 13. C. A. Adams of
the Castloton Normal school hns been
extended nn Invltntlon to conduct the
tenchers" course In the summer school
of Columbia University nnd- It is expected
ho will accept.
Newport, Jan. 13. The Newport city
school board, Mrs. George S. Root,
chairman, Judge E. W. Smith, William
Tripp, met all tho tenchers of tho city
schools this afternoon nnd held an In
formal conference relative to a request
for an Increaso In salaries.. A commlt
teo of four was appointed to Investigate
tho Increased cost of living for teachers
nnd all other expenditures.
St. Albans, Jnn, 13. The retail price of
brend In this city haslieon advanced from
IS to 18 cents for a pound and a halt. All
the local bakers and all Who send bread
Into St. Albans" haVo Increased the whole
sale and retull price.
Mexico City, Tuosdny, Jnn. 13. San
Joaquin, a vlllngo of three thousand in
habitants In tho Jnllapa district, stato of
Vera Cruz, was destroyed this morning
hy nn earthquake, according to advices
given out by the department of agri
culture, which gavo no details as to
held this evening in the Com
munity club rooms at East Mlddlebitry.
Mrs. William Hope has returned from
tlio Fanny Allen hospital, where she
underwent an operation and Is greatly
linproved. Miss Buth Russell, who hns
been In town for two weeks, has re
turned to Proctor, Mr, and Mrs. Hurley
M, Lano havo moved from the Dickin
son house on High street to Cornwall,
whore they havo taken a position on the
Beet farm for the coming year,
Mrs. Mary E. Burns, wife of John H,
Bums, proprietor ot the Logan House,
died at her homo here at 7:30 o'clock
Friday morning after an Illness ot more
than a year with cancer of the stom
ach, during which period she had at
times been an extremely great sufferer.
Mrs. Burns was botn in West Rutland,
Ufa daughter of John and Hose Annu
MoCormnck, Mareh (i, 1871 and was there
fore 48 years and 10 months old. The
family had lived In Mlddlebury for 20
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()f lhe 10(,an nou.,e. she wns a woman of
strong character nnd pievlous to her Ill
ness, of great eneigy and activity. 8 ho
Is stirvlvpd by her husband and four
children, two sons nnd two daughters,
namely Dr. Harry W. Burns, now in the
I 'tilted States dental service nt 11 Ma
rino hospital In Chicago; Thomas F.
Burns, 2nd, Miss Oraee G. Burns and
Miss Coelle M, Burns of Mlddlebury;
three sisters, Mrs. Thomas F. Burns njf
Mlddlebury, Mrs. John Tigho of Rutland
and Miss Isnbello McCormack of Mlddle
bury; ono brother, John McCormack of
The warning for the annunl meeting
of tho voters of tho village of Mlddle-
1 hf "tl tho moetlnir Is
' to bo llol1 n the, town hall at 7:30 p.
1 m. Wednesday, January 21. There are
some Important nnd unusual articles con
tained In tho warning. Ono of these Is
to see If the village will vote to amend
articles nine and ten of section 1." of tho
village ordnances relating to the com-
board rase. The proposed amendments
In relation to the pompcnsntlon In the
flro department would change article 1.7
so as to read: "That the trustees upon
eceipt upon the. report as previously
! provided for shall draw an order payable
to thp fnmman nf pach company for an
amount sufficient to pay each fireman
actually- present at the fire or meetings
for practice fin cents per hour or major
fraction thereof, but no payment aliali
be lens than 60 ceiits per man."
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(Continued on jinsre -)
GIVES $1,102,302.20
State Trrnmirer llni 1'nld Tlint Film to
Persons. In Vermont In United
Stolen Sen lee
Montpelier. Jan. 13. The. Stato treasurer
up to and including January 10 has dis
tributed among those persons who went
into tho navy, army, marines and Red
Cross tho sum of $l,102,302.P(i nnd every day
sees a few more coming into tlte otflec so
that ho limit Is not known and will not
be for somo time. Thero are still soldiers
I In Europo whoso cards have not been
sent to the office.
Montpelier. Jan. 13. Deputy United
States Marshal G. F. Lackey took Carl
Atwood, who hns been in the county jail
for a few weeks, to Burlington this fore
noon that he might bo present in United
States district court at the time when
tho court wns ready to take a plea In
connection with tho charge against him
of helping smugglo liquor Into tho Unl
(ed States. It is expected that Juan
DeColnlncs and John Jeuue will go to
Burlington in a few days for tho samo
Montpelier, Jan. 13. Tho fourth nnnual
show of the Capital Poultry association
had been shipped so that the nunlber was
probably to be Increased to some extent.
P. P. Ives of New Haven, Conn., and
H. A. T. Leggett of Burlington are doing
tho judging and commenced their duties
this afternoon. It will probably require a
couple of days to conipleto the work.
Lectures will be given by these men dur
ing tho evenings of the school show
which will not close until Thursday eve
ning. C. A. Foss of Derby Line Is In
charge of Co birds from that section of
the State, while Mr. Kimball of Enos
burg1 Falls has a nice display. One of
Mr. Foss' birds recently won the prizes
at Gherbrook fair in the Red Sussex
Newport, Jon. 13. Zono Gcrvals, Oliver
Boucher and Mr. Bergeron were found
gu)lty of refusing to send their
county court In refusing to send, their
children to school. The cases, prose
cuted by State's Attorney Thompson,
wero tost enses, and sentence will bo im
posed to-morrow morning, Tho fate of
theso prosecutions was to determine
othor similar cases.
Theso families live two and two and
a half miles from tho villages of Derby
Center and Derby Line. Although visited
by a truant ofllcer, the children did not
go to school, tho fathers demanding
transportation. The law says the school
board may frfrnlah transportation within
one and a half miles, Upon refusal to
send the children, State's Attorney
Thompson Immediately brought suit.
Judgo Sherman R. Moulton of Burling
ton is presiding over the term, which
probably will last two weeks.
Rutland, Jan. II. Mrs. Mildred Grlnncll
Adams, nge 28, wife of Harold B. Adams,
fromerly supervisor of mumui! training In
the public schools of Rutland, died yester
day at Richmond, Va. Mrs. Adams wns
formerly secretary to the board ot educa
tion of this city and she In a graduate of
tho Rutland high school. Her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Kmmctt R. Grlnncll, live
hero. Mr. Adams Is manual training; in
structor In Jllchmond.
Declares Ex-Food Administrator
Is "Progressive Republican"
Believing in Equal Opportunity
for Everybody
Only Cililrnee of Spontaneous and
Uiilvcrnl I'ntiulnr Demand Will Over
whelm His Resolution (o Accept JHkIi
I'tillllenl Office
New York, Jan. 14. Herbert Hoover
was declared to-night by Julius Barnes,
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"progressive republican" who "will never
allow himself to be a candidate for high
olllce, nor allow his friends to make un
effort In his behalf, unless there shall
come such Indisputable evidence ot such
spontaneous and universal popular de
mand that it will overwhelm his present
resolution not to enter politics." Mr.
Barnes, who Is director of tho United
States Wheat Corporation, was the prin
cipal speaker at tho annual dinner ot
the National Wholesale Dry Goods asso
ciation. Referring to reports that Mr. Hoover
might bo a democratic presidential can
didate Mr. Barnes said:
"As a lite-long republican 1 am reas
sured to believe that only one conceivable
development could place him on the dem
ocratic ticket, in splto, ot all that has
appeared In the ryennt press. I believe
that could come about only If over
confidence In their own jwlltlcal pros
pects blinds the IU-publlcnn party to
adopt a non-progroslvc platform, and
to nominate candidates of reaction.
"With his intense earnestness of pur
pose and his sinrcro deslro to further
tho social progress of our people by the
preservation of equal opportunity, it ii
conceivable that the liberal-minded vot
ers of all parties may then Insistently
dcmanil such leadership as his for the
expression of rightful, social and polit
ical Ideals.
"Tho partisanship of Herbert Hoove
extends only to the Insistence on the.
maintenance of equality of opportunity
in this country, and to support o that
part exemplifying thnt Ideal. That door
of opportunity must be made to swing
paslly on tho hinge of efficiency It must
not be slammed In tho faco of worthy
aspirations by the gusts of reaction, nor
wrenched from Its hinges by reckless or
Impatient hands."
In reference to the various socialistic
theories which have been advanced in tho
United States to-day as a cure for social
and political ills Mr. Barnes resd tho
following statement by Mr. Hoover as to
his position:
"The whole of these various sorts of
socialism are based on one primary con
ception, and that Is, the productivity of
the human being can bn maintained under
tho impulse of altruism, and that ths
selection of the particular human for hh
most productive performance can bo made
by some supor-lmposed bureaucracy.
"My emphatic conclusion from all thoso
observations Is, therefore, that socialism
as a philosophy of possible human ap
plication Is hanknipt.
"Tho paramount husiness of every
American t'-day Is this business of Unit
ing a solution to these Issues, but this
solution must bo found by Americans, in
a practical American way, based upon
American Ideals, on American phllo-'
sopliy ot life."
HnfhuKUiNtle Meeting: of the nntniilr.a
tlon nt Ilutlniid
Rutland, Jan. 14. Twenty en
thusiastic members from New York
Massachusetts nnd Vermont gathered!
hero this afternoon for tho annual
meeting of tho Green Mountain club
nnd elected the following trustees:
John Fay and F. S. Mather of Ben
nington; W. M. Ross, C. P. Cooper, G.
F. Chalmers of Rutland; J. P. Taylor.
Dr. I J, Paris of Burlington; Prof.
William S. Monroe, Captain Congdon,
Montclnlr, N. J., F. H. Tucker ot
Boston; Prof. A. R. Davis. F. H. Crane
of Mlddlebury; F. S. March of Brandon.
Trustees at large, Mortlmor R. Proc
tor, Proctor, T. S. Dean of Burlington.
It was voted to change the constitu
tion to make tho annual dues $2 in
stead of $1. Tho treasurer reportpd
receipts of $S62 for tho j'enr and a
cash balance of $172 besides bonds of
$200. Tho membership is 253, Mass
achusetts leading with 74, two moro
than Vermont. New York Is third
with 45., The last year saw tho great
est progress In trail building In tho
career of the club. To-night Prof. N.
L. Goodrich of Dartmouth College
gave an Illustrated lecture on "Tlio
Sport of Trail Building."
Sen-Ice nt St. Albnn Itenunied Follow
ing; Fire Dnniiinre
St. Albans, Jan. 14. At four o'clock this
morning 200 of the 518 lines of tho Frank
lin County Telephone company, which
were put out ot commission Sunday
morning when flro In the Robert Sey
mour building on Kingman street burn
ed the frame holding tho ground wires
were cut In, covering the southern nnd
(southwestern section of the city. Restor
ntlon of the servlco progressed rapidly
during tho day nnd Mnnnger E. J. St.
Clair stated to-day that all linos not In
nperntlon by to-night would bo cut In
during the night so thnt Thursday
morning would see n return to normat
Manager St. Clair, his wlremen nnd the
operators at the central offlco are de
serving of commondation for the man
ner in which the work has been handled,
Tho local force, with experts from Bos
ton and Burlington, were constantly at
work Just as soon as It was possible to
get at work after tho fire. Lato Sunday
a toll line had been Installed nnd by Mon
day nlftoll work wns hnndl'ed. Tho toll
operntors were nt their posts and tho
local operators ucted ns messengers, go.
Ing to summon people to tho telephone of
flco. I,n recognition of the good work of the
fire depnrtment Sunday morning, Walter
II. Seymour, who mnnnges the Seymour
block, has sent Chlof F. J, Ouerin a
check for $2,", which T, J. St, Antolno of
Bailey's Music rooms has eont cigars to
tho, flro. station,

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