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THE BORLINGTON FREE ITRESS AND TIMES. THPB3DAT, JANUARY 16, 19Z0.
12 TOP OF MANSFIELD TO BLOOM UKEJE ROSE LAKESIDE PEOPLE JURY AGRUITS SLIGER ON CHARGE OF ASSAULT Not Impressed With Story Told by Henry LaBounty Who Iden tified Negro as Man Who Shot at Him One Evening Last No vember ZENS f PATROL SYSTEM FOR MATERIAL CHANGES IN BURLINGTON STREETS STEAMER CHATEAUGAY MEMORIAL BUILDING PASSES 100,000 MARK Preliminary Plans Discussed by Representative Men Who Be lieve Now is a Good Time to Consider the Erection of a $200,000 Structure Man and Team to Be Kept at Work Constantly in Each One of Five Districts into Which City Has Been Divided Es timated Cost Is 810,000 Forward Part of Second Deck to Be Removed, Making it Pos sible to Carry Automobiles, Trucks or Furniture Vans of Any Height Hotel to Be Remodeled, Supplied Hundreds of Them Protest at Decline, of Interest in Literature With New Furniture, Given Another Name and Be Made Easily Accessible by Automo biles in Gradual Climb Treatment Accorded Them by Traction Company and Alder men Are Called on to Remedy Existing Conditions- of the War Addition of 1459 Books at Fletcher Library Last Mohday Gives Total of 40,139 Volumes in Catalogue "Not EUllty" wns tho verdict brought In at 8 o'clock Thursday ovenlng by the Jury In the casn of , State vs. Luclol Sllger, a colored man, 'who had been on trial In Chittenden county court for two days, charged wirh assault with ii dangerous weapon' upon Henry LaBounty. a coldlcr at Fort Ethan Allan. The date Riven for the alleged assault was November 21 last. Tho jury icon me imho about V minutes beforo nve o'clock Thursday afternoon nnd was out, there- j tore, Ir. tho vicinity of three hours, j. j. Chapman of HincsburB acted as foreman of tho Jury. State's Attorney Allen Martin prose cuted for the State, while the respondent wan defended by J. J. Enrlght. Although Kenry LaBounty, the man who was Bhot, took tho stand and told a story of two colored men with whom he had trouble Cn First etrcel, one of whom ho said ntruck him In the forehead, while tho other shot o,t him, and told of later Iden tifying the man who 3hot at him as tho respondent, the Jury was evidently not convinced of tho truth of his story. There wero a largo number of wit nesses on tho stand on this case, which look tho entire day yesterday, ns well ns most of. Wedr.efiay nfterucon. Tho State closed fts case about 11 o'clock yesterday morning, whllb tho defense took up the rcmalndor of tho morning , and up until 4:45 In the afternoon. Tliero will bo another State cane ready for trial at nlno o'clock thin morning. TESTERDAY'3 TESTIMONY According to the toatlmony put in by tho State, LaBounty. the soldier who claimed to have beon shot, left tho Pickering house at 83 First street, shortly nfter s.evcn o'clock, and started toward tho business part of tho city. He mot two colored men, according to his own toftimony, nnd had some words with them, which were followed by tho shooting, tho negroes running away as soon as tho shot was fired. LaBounty testified that ho saw nobody elso on tho street nt tho tlmo except the colored men, and that tho only other people ho saw until ho got back Into tho Pickering house were, tho two rickering girls and his chum. Clarence LoBlair, who ran out after the shooting and took him back to tho house with them. LaBounty's testimony wan corroborated by the two, Pickering girls, Evelyn and Bertha, who worn on tho scene shortly lifter tho shooting and who went back to their houso with tho soldier. An attempt was made to Impeach the testi mony of Evelyn Pickering, who testified that LaBounty hart not been drinking that night. Mrs. Ellen King, a witnehs for the. defense, testified Hint she heard Evelyn tell her mother that she (Evelyn) knew that LaBounty had bpen drinking that night, but that .'ho. was not going to testify to that. Lieutenant Tilton, a medical officer at the Post, told of being -called to the Pickering houso and of dresslnig tho wound on LaBounty's chin. He described this as a deep, lacerated, penetrating wound. He also found powder marks on tho respondent's face. He did not notlco that LaBounty had been drinking, but would not swear Jhnt ho had not. John J. Splano nnjmos L. Brockncy, two police officers, testified to going with LaBounty when lie identified the, respond ent as the man who had done the shont- iing. Splalne was on duty In that vicinity the night of tho shooting, Hp went to tho scene of tho shooting as soon as he learned about It, and found LaBounty In the Plckorlng house. He saw no negroes nbout. He. with Officer Brockncy and' LaBounty. went to the homo of Charles (lllbert. another negro, the following eve- October 2(1; Addison, December 7. nlng and there found Sllger. whom j Wilson. J.:-nutland. Marclj 0; Benning LaBounty identified as the men who shot l. l- Washington. September 11; him. Neither olllcer noticed any signs .Orange, December 7. 1hat LaBounty had been drinking. " Moulton. J.:-Franklln, Mnrch 0; Wlnd The State rested Its case at ll:10.o'clock. i"or. Jlm0 v- Windham. September II; Tho defense put on nine witnesses In the Lamoille. December 7: Grand Jsle, Jan nttcmpt to show that the respondent wns uary 11. , not at tho spot at the time tho shooting 1 ihaso J.: Washington. March 0; La was said to have occurred, and that there motile, June 1; Grand Islo, August 10; were, in fact, no colored men, or any- Hutland, September 11; Caledonia, body elso there when the shooting occur red, except LaBounty "Ttnd another sol dier, whom several witnesses identified ns Clarence LeBlalr. wnit.,1 n ciiaM c.i,iir... Post, testified that he was In a houso . . i.t .11 .t-.l v , i. I .1 v. l"u"' V ,i ' V '" .... , , w.i piiu, nil. ( ,l(!t uuihiiiv unci two or three minutes had elapsed. Ho found LaBounty standing on the sidewalk and swearing. LaBounty had his coat off nnd wanted to fight someone. Shopard said ho tried to quiet him, but without Huccess. It appeared to him as If LaBounty was drunk. Joseph Bergeron, ii) whose houso Shepard wns stopping at the tlmo of the shooting, testified to the tamo facts. Freda Colodny, who is a bookkeeper, he corner of in her father's store at th North Wlnooskl avenue and Bright street was the chief witness through whom the defense sought to establish an alibi for tho respondent. Miss Colodney. testified that Sllger caroo to hor father's store oT hghttheth of Ne'ed Mr. .nt a paid $13. She wont out of th' fctoro to got a bill changed white be won thero and noticed whllo she v.-ao out Oiat It waa between seven and 7:30 o'clock, although Bha could not tell the exact time, Mrs. Ellen King, a neighbor, told of tho shooting and of going to tho door and seeing the two coldlora and two girls ntandtne on tho sidewalk. Sho saw no li idy else thero at that time. LaBounty was using vllo language and LeBlalr was trying to sot him to put on his coat nnd keep qulot, according1 to her testimony. Other "dtnessen wero Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gilbert, colored, In whose houso tli respondent was found, who testified to tho coming of tho officers and the Identification of Sllger by LaBounty, Tho respondent alHo was at the Gilbert house the night of tho shooting between noven nnd 7:30 o'clock, Mat Denny, another negro, Jiclped to establish this testimony. Two other Important witnesses for tho defense wero Mrs. Louise Mlllor and her 13 year-old daughter; Frances, who testi fied to meeting LaBounty Just beforo tho shooting, and hearing the shot Just a few minutes aftenvards, turning around nnd seeing two soldiers standing togother on the sidewalk, und going back to see what had happened, Neither of them saw any. body elso but tho soldiers and nobody yraa running away from tho place, accord Ing to the testimony. When Mrs. Mlllor ana her daughter got back to the sol Ulerfl, LaBounty asked Mrs. Miller to help him ns ho had been shot. These two woro tho last witnesses for the do ferise. Aftor the summing1 up by Stato'a Attor ney Martin and Attorney Enrlght nnd Judge Moulton's chargo, the cava wont to tno jury at anout 4:ts. A clean house with plenty of fresh air jind sunshine is a long stop direction ot health, says tho fftates Pupllo Health Service. In thn United The first step toward erecting a build ing to servo ns a memorial to the sol diers, sailors and marines who Berved In ths late war, as well as In thn preced ing wars, wbb taken Friday evening In tho city court room of tho City Hall when1'-' i'i.. 'i'""'s about SO roDreaentatlvo men of this city ''ofore they get to be big ones, nnd It Is met nt a call from Mayor J. Holmes Jackson to discuss preliminary plans. Mayor Jacksofi called the meeting 011 tho petition of 30 taxpayers of this city ami summoned those present by letter, Mnlor II. Nelson Jackson was chooe.n chairman of (he meeting nnd Eugene A. Luck secretary. It was voted to empower the chairman to appoint a committee to Investigate the matter In regard to a suitable location, nnture, tlmo and the other elements which enter Into the project and report back to a meeting within two weeks. All who attended the meeting expressed a desire to see a Bunnum im-iuu,,... . -I I I. - dn., InHehell 111100 ! ,,n.i7.. nf in nrnnnsltlon Post-I 1 nhnses of tne proposition. Post - I F Burke In a talk on the flnan- d'e of the nroj'cct said that thn r Idea wis ti nt llurll'n-ton was not master clnl ski iuii. ...it. iiiui. ' 1 in. it,,riinffini, ivi In a better position In this respect than any other I Miv 1.. Vnw vnrrinmi .m fnr n hn know, i The total bonded Indobtodnes of Bur-1 llngtoti Is about JKtfyWO and of thi.- I "vi-nue to i-oicnesier avenue, wn- amount more than $inn,ooo Is In bonds , street and Elmwood avonue. which are self-npportlr.g. That Is the j I.'ntrnl numbor five: Willard street. Wl electrlc llglit and water department. Tn- I tiooskl avonue from Pearl to St. Paul city docs not have to pay the Interest j street; North stiect from North avenuo to on bonds ns tho departments take care 1 North Wlllard street. of It. So fnr as affording a building such 1 1'- designed to spend tho rest of tho ... . o.v rwv. I mnlmA no fn!nn-fl llnnni -nll nnn, as was suRgesiuo, u, rui W ". wan" concerned. Burlington could take ! care of It all right. Ex-Mayor II. S. Peck said that for the last 2T years ho had heard tho proposl" tlon of putting up a building on the city market grounds discussed, but no steps " . , had been tnkent He vnnted to ..Pe the ' place improved. One corner already has , been taken care of by the library. Ho thought the jail ought to i.e moved to where It belonged, next to the county I court house, and the horse barn put else 1 where. j Prof. O. r. Oront spoke at length on 1 the proposition and discussed various sides of the propositions submitted. Ho explained the State law regarding the ; puttlne up of memorials. Joseph Agel j and Max L. Powell lold of tho oppor- tunlty which existed nt present when State was ready to pay ?".".,fMH for j tho an Armory where there was a company of militia. Mr. Powell thought that per haps the Wlnooskl company could be induced to come In with the Burlington company nnd If this were brought, about $70.'iOO could be secured which would bo 11 big help In the building. The general If Potash Brook bridge plans nnd specl oplnlon was that no one knew when flrations are, approved by the Statn, $,. prices would be lower and It was a good t00 will be avnilnblo as Stale aid. The es tlmo now to do something. Thn meeting tlmnte for Helneberg bridge covers new was more for tho purpose of tlndln,' out , si ringers nnd flooring for thn north span Just what "the attitude of some of the. and various minor repairs to tho timber leading men In this city wns, Those who j work of lho tuissns. were present Included prominent business Sidewalk and curblngs at street corners men. heads ot rraternal organizations nnd leaders In otbor linos. ASSIGNMENT OF .II'DOHS Assignment of judges of Vermont county courts for 1020 follows: Stanton, C. J.; Windham. April 13; Ad dison, Juno 1; Franklin, September II; .Bennington, Decemhrr 7 Butler. ,i.:-urieans. March 9; TCsscx. ATrll 27; Caledonia, Juno 1; Chittenden. September 14; Windsor, December 7.' Flsh- Chittenden,, March 3; orange. Jne Orleans. September 14; Essex, December 7. SUPIIEME COUllT General terms at Monlpeller, January Noveni- lVt . W.V,..,. c"' ni'ctun iui 111?. . Special torms at Brattleboro, February 17; at St. Johnsbury, April 6; at Hutlnnd, November 16. BURLINGTON BANKS Clilingcx Mndp lit I'lntl of MeetlugM Held Monday .eetlngs of tlons wero Tho first of thn annual 411 Burlington's banking Intuitu held Monday, tho City Trust company and Home ; Haying bank-electing officers. Tho stockholders of tho. City '1 rf , ; .71" . V, V.V. ... Vr T. Rutter, J, S. Flint, W. B. Howo, F, W. Elliott and J. F. Whalen .-us direc tors Tho directors subsequently elect Mr. Elliott vice-presidents, Mr, Rutter treasurer and H. S. Waed assistant treasurer. 1 J. S. Flint, tho new president, Is ono of the best known and most successful!1-'",1"1'1'1 business men of Vermont. Ho was ono I lur lne woriu-wiae campaign were of tho original Incorporators of tho d scusad. Mr. Wntklns saying that spe cify Trust company and haa bsen a clal emphasis would bo put upon this director since it opened for business campaign during Lent and thnt on Easter in April 1912, James F. Whnlen, tho new director, to n o,inonaf.ii l.nslnens mm, nf Rnnn.i Judgment and ono of tho most respected citizens of Burlington. HOME SAVINGS BANK C. P. Cow!o3 was Monday oloctcd a trustee and vice-president of tho Home Savings bank at tho annual' meeting of tho corporators of that bank. Mr. Cowles succeeds E. Ii. Taft, who has been vice-president of this bank for a numbor of years, but who declined a re-election, much to tho regrot of tho corporators. Othor trustees and officers worc'ro-electod. Trustees: C. W. Brownell, C. P, Cowles, C. D, Warren, C. L. Dolan, Thomas Magnor, Herald Slovens, H. S. Peck, H. W. Tracy, E. AV. J. Hawkins, F. O Benupro and "Van A. Nyo. Tho fallowing officers wero elected: President, C, W. Urownoll; vlco-presldcnt C. P. Cowles; treasurer nnd clerk, C. S. Browncll; assistant treasurer, F. O, Bcaupro. A MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY O'Hara stood surveying the body of his friend, lying In stato. Then ho began to smile. "What Is thero funny nbout it?" demnnded an outraged friend. " "fwaa only last week ns Clancy was saying to me how thero ain't no heaven land no purgatory. An' hero ho lies now, I poor dovli, all dressed upand nowhere, to go," The American Weekly-- If the plans of the street commissioners nre carried out the patrol system will bo Inaugurated this seaHon In Burlington wllh five clenrly defined patrols. A man nnd team will be kept at work constant- tnougnt mat in tins way mat tne roans ....... a i,,wni iiuvviicu t.ui ue hc(ji 111 goou condition. Tho commissioners ex- pect to pay out of tho 20 per cent appro- tains by Installing a service which will pilntlon the money for this, which la cs- moan tho arrival of the boat every hour tlnintcd to coat .'40,000. Tho estimated nt either Burlington or Port Kent. The costi of mntorlals Is put at Jt.SOO and It latter Is only three miles from the Quebec will take tho remaining $3,200 for tho men .Miami highway, which Is probably the and teams. This Is figured at $130 per most traveled road InHhe Enst by auto month for. each mnn with hh team for a mobile parties, and tho ferry across the period of eight months lake will naturally he the gateway from Patrol number one will consist of Main street with Wllllston road as far as the city line, Pholburne and South TTnlon streets betwesn the city line and Main street. Patrol number two: Lower road nnd Nnrtl1 Wlnooskl avonue from the Wlnoo- 1""" - " ""luui uvuiim- inrai uiv imiuu- s,tl bridge to Pearl street; Church streot ! from Main to Pearl; Pearl street from Wlnooskl avenuo to Park street; Park ',... - r r...i t,. ....... .,.,ll,nnmri. ratrol numbor three: North avenue from Battery place to Ilelncberg bridge. I'atrol number four; St. Paul street; 1 :iiHicr uvenuo; i-er.ri streot irom u 1- " " -- - lomman anci six to 1- men, tlependeni on ty of nmterialii, etc., estimated nt $0Chl per month for three months, ?2,70i Amount I of materials cannot be determined ac curately at present. Estimated cost $3.fi00; l.,l ..... . .n.o 1 , - cleaning streets on 1018 basis $., ,00; for bituminous macadam re-surfacing on 1 earl street, from Wlnooskl avenuo to .......... l,i ior imumiiious ma.- rtnm re-surfacing on Nno street -1""- Ion to be determined later) $4.10; amount to bo matched by Stale for construction and re-surfacing; to he spent at new sta- tlon and on Lower load, approximately $3,000; vailoiis miscellaneous and general maintenance, Sn.017.4fi. This brings tho total up to $t3,8l7.. T he-other Items whlcV, are not covered bv the regular amiroprlatlon of 20 per eont of the grand list arc Itemized and es tlmnted as follows; Sprinkling Estimated cost $lS.non; as sessment $1?,000; city's shore $6,000. Bridges Potash Brook bridge, new. S,000; Helneberg bridge, repair. $2,100; ; other bridges JUOfl, a total of $10,700. and guttpip fdepcndlng on amount of work done) estimated $3,fY. Special appropriation to bo matched by thc Stato for permanent work (to b spent at station and lower Main street) $1,000. A special appropriation Is asked fnr b Itumlnoim macadam re-surfacing on f,mr oVlo(,k ,n ,hn nftcrnoon, ftPr bcllf. Shelburnn street It Is fi..W feet from St. , ,pg ,an ll01r, Following tho Paul streot lo the city line and tho cost Jurv.s dccon, ,ho respondent was dls of doing this is about $2.r,00 per thousand ,.,iar(.ed anrt ,,,, Moulton excused tho feet, or $10,2:.O fnr the complete Job. , )lIrvnlPn mlhJect to nail and declared court Another special appropriation would bo ri.ceBSrfl 11ntll .ranunry 27 at lwo o'clock needed for the bituminous re-surfacing , ,ho aftornoon " ""', i" ' jiuim iui ny 1110 miriinmuii iiacuoil rum- jinny, ibis would cost $11,100. Similar work on South Union street would cost over Oil. In addition tn this thero are the expenses and salary of the city en gineer, making in all more than $70,ono outside of tho 20 per cent appropriation. ST. PAUL'S CHURCH Olllrer KleeU-.l iit Annual Moellnc nml Wnrlil-nlilo rnnipalKn nUciiNnpil The annual meeting of St. Paul's parish was held in tho pnrish.hall Monday night. ,, 1 j 111 int'ciuiK uirurti wiiii ,i mihiil werviutj ;lu the c!aol and tlien all went to tho parish hall whole tho business of the evening was taken up. II. II. Wheeler wns chosen clerk of the meeting and ho gave the report of the secretary. Thn treasurer's report was given by Harrison A. Cooke, as well as the results of tho every-member canvass It was voted to elect the full quota of. 'vestrymen, which this year Is 12, and the lng , ,eo'1' 5 h't" 4.wln.. If 11 1irl.nAln n. T..n,.. Altm, ., ,'. r 1 winu ; ' wiimdos; Dr. J. E. Taggnrt! . A. coop, Georgo E. Little, Charles iA. Davis, A. C. Shufoldt and E. O. Walter. The Rov. 6. H. Watklns, who presided, reported that tho parish had received sev- .J" from Mrs. Mary Clarke Wilson, $1,000 of Z"'"1'1" K" "" V'u "u,'u ,l. $1,000 from the estate of Mrs, Fannie nunuay results wore to 00 estimaiea ny I ul "'"""' now Interest in tho work of tho church. ""ring tho week from Passion Sunday to Palm Sunday thero will bo a mission. In response to ,a question, Mr. WntklnB said that thero was no relation botween the Inter-Church Movement nnd this world-wide campaign. Both havo tho undercurrent of the holv spirit but .neither hns anv bearing on the other nor '!lr ilov rpniPli wav. H. H. Wheeler gavo a brief report of tho meetings of tho vestry during tho past ten years, showing tho difference bo tween tholr duties then nnd now. Following the parish meeting tho vestry organized. Tho rector appointed M. D. Chittenden senior warden, Tho vestry elected H. W. Ulndes Junior warden and the othor two officers wero re-elected, H, II. Wheeler as secretary and Harrison A. Cooko ns treasurer. Tho election of delegates to the diocesan convention, which will bo held February 4 at Brattle boro, was postponed to tho next meeting, which will bo hold noxt Sunday morning uftcr service READ & DOWER UNDERTAKERS Phono 1S7H-W 1HI l'rurl St, Motor Ambulance Servlvu With an estimated expenditures of be- twe0n $30,000 and $4fi,O0O on tho Chatcaugay between now and tho tlmo she goes lifto commission, the Champlatn, Transportn- tlon comnanv will take a blc step toward inamng - uurungion one ox uiu accessible places In tho East to rnotorlsts. Tho boat will be made over fortno pose 01 nnnunng mo nig auwmuuuu unu iu between the White and Adlronduck Moun- Ithat to .versa. the White Mountnlns, and vice ! It 1 now Intended to cut away Hie ontlre upper dcik of the Chateaugay and jralsc the second deok so that It can take caro of automobiles without difficulty. Tho second deck wilt be taken away for ..... ... ......... (Ward so that furniture vans loaded or t. can bo carried. No car will be loo hirgo tn cross Lake Chainpluin between r excursion purpnj-es and with tho side houses or bulltwarks In front of the filmftlng arranged so that thoy may be taken up and fastened out of the way, room for a largo number to dance will he provided. In bad weather thc sides may be fastened down. The boat, when all the alterations are made, will bo similar except In size to the ferryboat plying between Port Mulmave, Nova Scotia, and Port Hawke3bury, Capo Breton. The automobile travel last season, was -nnrmoiiM and the onmnnnv'n boats, as n , ,," ,,', 1, , 'could do. There Is no question but thnt the most desirable place for many to cross 1 the lake Is between Burlington and Port Kent. The schedule of the Chateaugay .Will UU H. 1UII UIIU III UIULT IU .ll'i:lll 1 1 It" necessary for tho ,Rtcamcr , coal oncJ cve ,, nll(, ror reaBon wl ,nt(j rlatt8burBn at n, h Th(j flrat tr, QUt nf BurlnKton In the morning on week days will he made ,t S;4- am, on Sunrillva llt e,Kht .rlock, ;ff)r lho Hma ,,U8,nes8 B cxpccUA ,0 bo .(ie heaviest. The last trip at night will :Mnrt at r.o on wccl clays and 6:30 on smuayK rh Vermont and Tlconderoga will run on about thc sam0 schcdule next summer .1H n fonnel. vcars and will also tako .automobiles If thc owners prefer to reach the other lako ports by boat. Just what thn excursion huslness next ear will be Is problematical. Much de ponds on when the railroads are given bank Into nrlvate hands. It Is the belief that nearly all of the excursions will be run at night, and the Chateaugay will bo in great demand because of tho re modelling. BAKER ACQUITTED .Inry Find That Junk Dealer Took Ann)' Only Wlinl He Untight Abraham Baker of tho firm of Rosen berg ft Baker, Junk dealers, was acquitted In county rourt Saturday of the charge of stealing about 20 bundles of Juto ropn ties from the Vermont Hardware com- n..m. lh. 4iim rflnnfllnr Inn vorrllot nhnilt" , Haker's trial took up all day Friday and most of Saturday In county court. State's Attorney Allen Martin prosecuted for tho ' , . ' . 1 .., , j . . .ncaier-s nougm. wnat nicy cuuiu iirm in n 'certain section which had been burnt, and then took away with them certain Juto 1,ltch roneB whlch werc "utslile the section Included In the sale and which were not Injured by the fire. Tho respondent, Baker, who took tho stand In his own behalf Saturday morn ing, and his partner, Itosenberg, as well as the driver of their truck, who helped to load tho goods, all sworn that tho Juto included In tho sale, and wcrc takeu out Rnd t ,he 'truck -while the company representative . ,toh,nl. ,, ,,Minl. lnntom. era worp accuscd of 1 taking the Juto hitch ropes, they did not deny that the ropes were in their posses s$lon, but claimed that they had pur chased them In tho deal and carried them nway as being their rightful property. This was the defenco which they offered throughout the trlnl of the case. Very few witnesses testified In this, case, tho Stato having but two on the stand, ..,,,11., .Via .... .1 . I. - V. . , , ihran In- 1, .rJlV; A-V . , finished about 11 o'clock Saturdoy morn- Ing, and the arguments of attorneys took until about 2:30 In tho nftcrnoon, the Jury taking tho caso shortly beforo three o'clock, following the Judge's charge. The case of Stato against Orlando E. Aiken, who Is charged with perjury, has been continued until the next term of CANTON LAFAYETTE INSTALLS OF FICE US Officers for tho coming year wero Installed at tho regular meeting of Canton Lafayotto No. 1, Patriarchs Mili tant, held In tho lodgo rooms Thursday ovonlng. The following new officers woro installed: Captain, Georgo P. Colo; lieutenant, Wallace A. Harding; ensign, James T, Simpson: clerk, J, T. Parkinson: accountant, rt. A. Spear; Tho Installing officers were: Major, W, B, Craven; A. A. G., C. G, McGaffey; aid, C. M. Jones. After tho meeting re- freshmentH wero served nnd remarks woro made by Major W. Ii. Craven, tho now officers und others. The canton is In a very flourishing condition, showing a large gain In membership during the last year. It Is In a very good financial condition, nlso. Tho now year Is starting auspiciously and everything points to tho best year thatJ tho canton has had thus far. TOMMIE IS REMINDED Teacher "What Is It fine feathers make, Tommlo?" Tominlo "I don't know, ma'am," "Oh, yes, you do know. Now think. Finn feathers make lino" "I really don't know, ma'am." "Yes you do, Tommlo. It begins with tho lettor b," "Oh, yes heds, mn'nml" Yonkers Statesman, FIIEK- rilUSS WAXT ADS FAY BEST State, agisted Attorney Charles F. , j)ntronesses were Mrs. A L. Lamer. "hSZeh no n to r f"'".' '" brInRinK out th, char. Black. ThP respondent was cfe.me-1 '' ( Mrs. w. J. Casey. Miss Agnes M. Dooley. 1 own HW company has spent t-r and exquisite tone of Miss Tor- Attorneys It. E. Brown and M. G Leary. Johnson, Mrs. D. A. Shea, Mrs. "L ., J, In nutthig In improvements "" rt. The interest shown by tho The evidence all centered about a bar- ,,,.' .,.' about $15,000 In I uttnm m m iProvfrncn , . vIsltor ... ,h - , ovnmnl. gain made between the Junk dealers and frB, j j White, Mrs. J. P. Reagan, Mrs! r ;,!. " nd r ! "f cholc'J . some .I B. Baker of the Hardware company. D Courtney. nL me" thw P"'B!'Uro and "PP"ciation following the flro In the mpany-fl ware- . A Boaupre. "j".,' ,0 ime ago ho com- f " msht result If It were pot house. It was the contention of thc com- ,, , t ,...'.,,-.. ,. .-!...' a" riM- A mum time ago mo n m , nhrr.. , nnv ty, , , Mnv L. Powell returned Wednesday nlirht from Stowe. whore ho attended that ,i., h meetlnir of tho directors of tho Mount Mansfield Hotel company. At this 'm.nttnu. It won decided to got out plans tor remoaeiing me notci prupuiw u If Mount Mansfield, which has formerly pur-jboen known as the Summit House, uui .w.iicn will no caneu irom mm ii,n Mount Mansfield Hotel. This property wan purchased a short time ago num Walter M. Adams, who has operated 1110 hotel for some vears past. With the hotel, tho new company hns purchased the cot- 1 tage adjoining, 20 acres of land In tne vicinity and two and one-half miles of tho road leading up to tho hotel. In remodeling the Mount Mannfield Hotel, It will be thc aim of the new com pany to put the building In mo very dcsl shape foi next season's business. Tho building will be fitted throughout wun low furniture, so that the company win ie ready to oiler to the public In the summer of 1920 the very best hotel ac commodations. The Mount Mnnslleld Hotel company lias been organized as follows: President, Max L. Powell of Burlington: vice-president, II. E. Shaw of Stowe; clerk and treasurer. M. C. Lovejoy of Stowe; otticr directors, C. O Burt and Harold McMahon of Stowe. As early as posslblo this spring, work will bo started on Improving the road to the top of Mount Mansfield. The grade on this road will 0 lessennd, so that It will make an easy climb for motorists nml thp surface will be placed in good condition for automobile travel. There Is a great deal of work to be done on this road ,nnd It Is not expected that It will be possible to finish the work next season, but the work will be carried through ns far as nosslblc. beginning early this spring nnd working late In the fall. This road was first built through the efforts of tho late "Governor" W. H. H. Bingham of Stowe and others some -10 years ago At that line, It was said to have cost about $40,000. "We shall try to look after thc publicity of the Mount Mansfield Hotel during the season of 1020 nnd put It on the map as It never hns been before," said Mr. Powell prosident of the new Mount Mansfield Hotel comnanv. In speaking to a I'rce Press reporter Thursday. BENEFIT DANCE nniiKhtern of ritnlirllH nml Friend nt Vnu ninlnK llnom The first danco given for the benefit nt St. Cecilia's Court, No. 3S7. Daugh ters of Isabella, In thc mnlndlnlng room of tho Van Ness house Monday night was a success In every way. The hall was prettlly decorated with streamers of purple, gold and white crepe paper and rut flowers and ferns, and one corner. ) f( tho patronesses, was a truly cosy rorner. Thn room wan crowded with ! dancerE, for there wore 150 couples preF- ent. and most of them came at nlno and , stayed until one, not wanting to miss, a minute. Shortly before Intermission a pleasant surprise was furnished by the committee. As tho orchestra struck up "Bubbles" scores of balloons floated out Into the room. The guests caught at these; somp of them hatting them about and others carrying them with them the remainder of tho evening. The Van Ness orchestra furnished music, and punch and cakes wereserved. There wero many compliments during the evening on the decorations and on the dainty gold and white danco orders, tied with a purple cord. The rommitteo In charge was Miss Zorinne Daigle, Miss Katnrvn Magner. Miss Germaino Choouct. Miss Paullta Delany, Mls Agnes Lenry Hale, Mrs, G. O. Coutu and Mrs. F. J. Lynch OFFICKHS OF ANTOIVIA IIEIIEKAII I.ODC.K INSTALLED Following a supper served nt fi:20 o'clock tho officers of Antonla Rebckah Lodge. No. 11. werc Installed Frldav eve ning In Odd Fellows' hull by District Deputy President of District No. 3 Ger- a u, i.j i. a ,-...1.. ian aTdeputy gand maish'a.i: bom or . mi... t 1 1 1 ri4i.... y. 1 1 . .. ...1 1 inn rpiininir rnnm u-nirn thn n r-i-m t Bristol. They wero further assisted by operate mo cars 10 " - thc following grand officers: District wcnt lnt some oll,or !ub'cct!, lm'" Deputy Warden Lula Potter. District nmted that the cotton company bought Deputy Secretary Tena Glfford. DIs- " ,nml ln 1,8 vicinity to keep rival ln trlct Deputy Treasurer Julia Wcthcrell, dustrles nway. Ho said that all Mr. loung District Deputy Chnplaln Mary Lang- wunted was Just to get cars for his help; worthy. District Deputy Guardian Lou ,lmt waB nls onl' consideration. Then Hathaway nnd District Deputy Herald Young admitted readily that he was irln PrnnHaa Tho fniinu-i... .1 i iust rluht and ho was going to get them ............ ccrs were present ana wore introduced hir R ater T.tiln rnltn n.,,1 ol. T..U- ..j " ...w ...... motu, UU1IIL ". .7 " " wctlierell! Past Criunl Vnn nt v... mont O. W. Edwards, District Denutv President L. O. Harding, Major of tho Fli-st. Buttalion Patriarchs Militant of Vermont W. B. Craven. Tho officers in- stalled were: Noble grand, Mrs Freda Cnrson; vice-grand, Mrs. Margaret Aldrlch; recording secretary, Mrs. Maude C. Eddy; financial secretary, Mrs Grace Hutchlns; trcaeurer, Mrs. Edith Culson- waruen, uewio warren; conductor, Irene Wilcox; R. S. N. G Lula Potter; L. S. N. G Anna Metcalf; outsldo guardian, Ocrtrudo Lyon; Insldo guardian, Llbby Harding; chaplain, Hattlo Sherman; it. s. V. o Lillian Zottman; L. S. V. G Frances Drews: R. A. s.. Dhan ti,,.'! L. A. S., Ruth Lee. ' THE FIRST CHURCH .m. a Uollnr Bond AcknoelKOd thcm allrt tMem alone devolved the duty Hnywnrd block. The Installing officer At tho annual meeting of the society of remedying tho situation as they have was Dr. George O. Mitchell of St. Al of tho First Church, held In tho parish the power to regulate all such matters bans, high secretary. The following house Monday evening, tho following offl. cors nnd commlttoo were elected for tho , year 1920: Clerk nnd treasurer, E. W. Peterson; nudltors, C. F. Purlnton nnd 1 F, E. Mcintosh; prudential committee R. L. Patrick, Henry Todd nnd D. W. Jardlne. Reports of tho clerk and trcas- urcr snowed tno society to be In a very prosperous condition, financially and ov- ory othor way. v Durlng tho meeting Monday night, Judgo H. S. Peck, acting as attornoy for Mrs. Cornelia E. Atwater of New York, a lormcr resiaeni ot jiurungion, presented in llin ntnntv n ft 000 Knti.l nt 4l, !.. ,..w ..wv.u. . w..,, biio .iui- lington Gas Light company to establish a trust fund In memory of her pnronts, who wero long-tlmo members of the First Church. Ono-half of tho Income of this fund Is (o bo used for needy peoplo of tho church, and ono-half for missions. Tho deed of gift was drawn by Judge Peck. Tho truBt was accepted by tho so ciety and suttablo acknowledgement placed upon tho records. Between trheo and four hundred rosl- donts of Lakeside and others gathered Monday evening In the City Hall to voice their protest ngalnst the discontinuance 0f tho car service to Lakeside by tho ju.uhkiuh imuuun uuimiuny. hearing brought up a lot of spirit at times and the dlsputo between .1. .1. , r iynn, representing mr 1 ritciiuii mm- 1 nany and A. M. Young, who took the side of the residents of Lakesldu grew j noatea at times. ine ainermen wmi the home circulation of books had passed heard the testimony expressed their opln- the 10iJ,fi0 mark. The statistics were as Ion, Informally, that some action to ' fallows: Number of books Issued for out remedy' tho situation should be taken ,P us,;i iijo.OiC,; nurber of pictures, 794, and Chairman Woodbury of the board Increase In eiiculatbn over 1918, 9,77s, was authorized to nppolnt n committee ilargest dally Issue .lAnuary 23, when CRI of three to confer with tho Lakeside hooks were given out; smallest Issue June people and tho Traction company regaid- ,n, with 117; average Issue, 329; per cent Ing the course to pursue, It appeared from tho evidence that the people at Lakeside have for nearly two tl u.e, 7,300; number of new cards lssua, yenrs tried to get 0 car service to their ,;C3. Additions for year received by pur statlon, opposite the Queen City Cotton chase 'wo volumes; received by gift, KW mill. In this they have been unsuccess- volumes; transferred from pay duplicate ful nnd they have finally raised a pool collection, 121; making a total In additions to engage an nttomjoy to look after thor 'of 1,151), Number of volumes withdrawn Interests. Warren ft. Austin was present because they were 100 soiled and worn at the hearing, having been engaged by or further use, 2M, making a net Increase the Queon City Cotton mill. Col. J. 1 1. , for the year of 1,193. The number of books Mlmms wns thele representing the people. now In the catalogue Is 40,139. The Traction company was represented j it has been estimated, the librarian, re by Mr. Flynn and Superintendent Jones, 'ported, that books have Increased In cost John Tobln, superintendent of the mill, 'from 2.3 to .30 por cent over the prices was first called. He said that the com- of 1918. The purchases, however, havo ex pany employed 52.3 people and that 30 per coerted those ot last year, cent of these had occasion to use the The demand for fiction still loads and cars In going to and from work. To do there has been a decline of Interest In the this tho Traction company furnished two 'literature of the war, as was evidenced small cars In thc morning nnd only ono by the decrease by several hundreds of at night. At that the cars had been from books taken out on that subject. Several 10 to 13 mlnutos late, with the consequence war books, however, have been pui that the help was late and this meant chased, most notable of which Is Brand less money for the employes - who did Whltlock's "Belgium." plero work, ns most of them do. At In the children's rooms there are now night, nil who possibly could got on tho 19,932 books. The number of new books cars, but many were compelled to walk. ! purchased for this room was 279; the nuni They rode on the fenders. In the vestl- jber of school rooms supplied with books, bules, nnd women who had stood on their ,50; the books Issued from school rooms, feet all day were crowded In and obliged '3.0S8; number of books Issued from school to stand. I'ndor the questioning of Mr. rooms for homo use, 10..3SS. Austin he said that ho had seen as many 1 The librarian complained about tho as 23 waiting on Pine street on a night like last night with no place to go in. Sometimes when the car came along it was too crowded lo allow another per son to get on. Affidavits were presented showing conditions. On one car which ought not to seat more than 28, two pas- sengers saw Ki fares rung up before the car was half way up Pine street and that was nowhere near tho total number of faros. The weight was so heavy that-tho rar rode down on Its springs and tho scraper caught in ono place. John Brown testified along the same line. He. said that Laknside wns a little town of 118 tenements, stores, barber Shop. etc.. and mom than o"0 Inhabitant'. They had no car service. H was neccs- pnry for the women to go up town to do their shopping and they had to walk to rino street to get a car. In coming back. laden with bundles, thoy were left more than sno feet from tho end of tho track and had to hoof it. t'ntil two years ago the cant had run to the end of the line, hut th company gradually rut thin down until for the past year and a half no cars had been run over the line. Others testified to the hardship of walking home In zero weather because nf Insufficient service, while Park avenue, with only a few residents, got all the service. Mr. Young was called on nnd under tho examination of Mr. Austin said that thn biggest obstacle with which tho company had tn contend in getting help was th rar servlre. When this city whs crying f,, ,,e.,iu ho h.-wl IR down there. for tenements, he had 18 down there. ' ..i 1 ...i.v, i,.irin n,iit nml modern , conveniences which wore unoccupied be- pany got out a people to Induco them to conin to Bur lington. In it thc subject of car t-ervico was not mentioned becauso the only thing that could be said about It was thnt It was abominable. His lemarks were, vig orously applauded. Mr. Flynn showed considerable resent ment of that last remark when he got up to sPP'ik- He said that the Chocolate company had ten rates 10 i..iK.csiut. u sinH that was the reason mey ran me there. I.e said that It was Impossible , ...... .....I ...Irll nf nntnonlHin 11 " """ "" " lILirnlr.Rt tno CnOCO U110 fomnaill, Bln.ll n " " . , , , e ., , ..... If .!,,. .,M Mr. v lynn nun nuKsmro, ""-j Ket the service avay from bis people ho wiiM take his hat oil to tnem. ."vow mat Mr- nrra hml rncn'ln,,'l though, ho "an 1 Know uul l"vro " nn..- of I'nrtlallty toward the Chocolnto company. Ho noticed slnco that company haa started down thero the enrs no longor 1,!Ul anv HlRn on tnem of ,,ark avcnuo or Lakeside. Now It was Waneta. Other witnesses told of tho hardship of . ,, . . being cut off from Burlington at ten minutes nfter ten every night. They can not see all of a show or make a call on friends uptown without leaving before that tlmo or walking home. A later car was badly needed. ! A strong argument was made by the attorneys on the grounds that tho com 'pany which for a dozen years had loperated cars to Lakeside had ceased to .do so without any autnorlty. air. Austin 1 uHnwe.l thn hnnrri of aldermen that on pertaining to street railways In tho city, MOXD.W IX IMtOIIATi: COUllT The following business was transacted in nrnKntn eniirt Mondnvi Thero was a ' Pettlemcnt and decree In tho etato of wnilam J. Lavery. lato of this city. ,r, c. Smith of this city was appointed administrator do bonis nop, cum testa- (mcnto nnnexo of the estate of Lawson r, Harrington, Into of Burlington. Thero was a settlement nnd order of court in ' tho estato of Joseph L. Devlno, Into of Wlnooskl, Robert H. do Neufvlllo of ...... v 1 ....1 . .. j illoniCllVir, x J.i wtin Ujivjiiit-ii iiiiiuuiin- trntor with the wilt annexed of tho estate of Emlllo Funke, lato of Flushing, N. Yi, with A. L. Shormnfi anil Clarcnco R. White, both of this city, commissioners nnd appraisers. Lllah D. Baker of LaSalle, IN. Y., wns appointed administratrix of tho estate of LaForcat J, Paige, late of Burlington. FREE PHESS WANT ADS FAY 11EST At the annual meeting of the board of trustees of the Fletcher Free library held n. 4.3,1 n'olnrk Mnminv nfiemnnn th following officers wero elected: President, w. J. Vnn ini,.n. ..rr.i.r.' nimnn,i r. .Mower; treasurer, II. L. ward; book committee, Edmund C. Mower and Dr. Frederick Tupper, lio annual report of George Dana Smith, thn llhrniimi. hnio,i tw fnr th first time in the history of the library .of non-fiction books, 3:. 3-3; per cent of 'fiction, 01 2-5; number of borrowers' cards hard usage that children's books receive. as many of them require much mending and frequent withdrawal from further use. In November, Children's Book week was observed by an exhibition ot attrac tive editions of books artistically illus trated, considered advisable for young j readers und suitable for home libraries, , A gift that Is highly prized Is that of' j a cabinet of mounted specimens of land , and water birds of this locality received as a bequest from the lato Mrs. Jennie Conger Allen of this city. The specl- mens were mounted by tho donor' brother. William P. Conger. The cabinet 1 has been placed In the children's room, . where It la much enjoyed by the children nnn nirn lovers in general. Lessons In "How to Use the Library" have been given by the librarian to th "tcachcr-tralnlng class" of the high school as for some years past. Tho number of books and pamphlett received by gifts this year numberei S3.". Tho library officials gratefully acknowledge the thoughtfulness and generosity of these several donors. Tho gift of Miss Theodora Peck ot upwards of 300 volumes In memory of his father, the late Gen. Theodore S. Peck, forms a valuable contribution to tho library'n resources. Through the generosity of Byron N. 1 Clark his collection of war souvenir 1 brought by him from France was on ex-, j hlbltlon for several weeks. The loan of, number of water colors done by tho !''T heeler Torrey of this cityi I was rece ved from Dr. I wn" received from Dr. John C. Torrey I nf Ivf'"' Vork ci-"- The collection ban I hPen Kvn ' rIaco n the south wall ot other paintings of equal merit for exhi bition purposes. In December Ernest L. Band, recently returned from Y. M. C. A. service In Russia, favored the library with a loan of a varied collection of articles secured by him while In that, country. The col lection was displayed in the trustees' room for two weeks and attracted hun dreds of visitors. j ..U.U.lXnTO.N cm,. WnS PKN SVI.VAXIA MAX Miss Mao Lessor, daughter of Mr. Josoph Confer, and George A. Bowdish, snn of Mr. nnd Mns. A. N. Bowdish of Brookville, Pa., were united In marrlago at high noon on Christmas day by tho Rev. J. M. Miller, tho ring ceremony being useil, Tho bride s llnwcrs woro pink nnd white carnations and American Beauty roses. Charles Bowdish, brother of thn groom, and Miss Evelyn Lessor, .1.1.. f 1,-1,1., were tho attendants. beautiful! beautifully decorated for the occasion. Those present to wltnes.s the ceremony wero Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Bowdish, Mr. and Mrs. Stein Bowdish 1 nnd family. Harry Bowdish, Miss Doro thea Bowdish, Charles Bowdish, Mrs. Joseph Angcll of Attleboro, Mnsa., sister of tho groom, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Con- ... ,.,., T u 1.1 t I mil .lics J.ii-Iii ucaoui, ii,i(uui ui'BMir, ,,rwn Lcssor( Mlss Aco Bowdish. Mls.s Rebecca, Wltheron, Sharp Smith ,anil James Wllllam.s of Canton, Pa. Tho couplo left for a short trip and on their return will reside In Brookville, Fa. FOUESTEUS INSTALL AX1) A.CE A public Installation of officers which drew a good attendance, was held Fri day by Court General Howard, In- ilenendnnt Order nf lnrnRlwt-a In IVin wero Installed; Court deputy, E. N. Pnr- ker; court phylselan, Dr. J. W. Court- roy rhlef ranger. Harry Wood; Men rljlef ranger, P, .1, Snyder, recording, Albert Lussler; financial sccretnry. Harry P. Pencil; treasurer, Josephlno Marrler; Orator, Ireno Dclormo; organist, Mrs. Albert Lussler; senior woodward, Ida Mnrcenu; Junior woodwurd. Mrs. Georgo Gonyeau; senior beadle, Georgo Launs- bury; Junior beudle, Fred Brown; first trustee, Charles Catsse; second trusteo ' Fred Robalr; finance committee, Mrs. , m. A. Chaso and William Spenco; re ... ...... ... prcsentative on hospital board, Mrs. M. A. Chase. Tho installation wns followed byn dance. CAUSE FOR OFFENSE Mrs. Biggs offended her husband's wnr chums when sho wolcoined them to dinner. "How so?" "She told them it wus a strictly private affair nnd they're all officers. Baltimore American. (