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VOL. VIC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXVI. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, THURSDAY. JANUARY 22, 1920. NUMBER 30 EDM. SQUABBLE REACHES SENATE pniiii inn i,i iLiLi.iuu ouiici nn Revealing Confidential In structions Is Introduced, De bated and Put Over HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT; THE NEWS BY COUNTIES Addison County DEMOCRATS FILIBUSTER Movement Agiilnit Hnlc-Vi IlrnoltitloTi to Allow Invrstlgmllnir Committee Id Employ Connsrl MIDDLEBURY The fourth quarterly confeience of the Methodist Church was held In the church parlors TlturfMlny evening, opening with a sunner at 0:30 o'clock. The business meet- ling opened ut 7:30 with a Rood attendance with Mr. Siatham, district superintendent, of Rutland. In charge. The following of ficers were elected: Stewards, W. N. Cady, II. M. llaln, S. B. Allies, II. X. Dow, Dr. S. S. Kddy, Pi of. Frank W. Cady, O. H. Flunnagan, AV. E. Clement, P. AV. Bacon, A. R. Foster, M. E. Damon, G. 15.. Mead, R. W. Sturtevant, W. 11. Dow, Prof, F. K, Howard, Seeley Reynolds land lV)r S S. Terry: parsonage trustees, AV. X. ' ad..-, 51. M. Ba'.n, Dr. M. 11. Kddy, C, G. fid, George K. Reynolds, AV. II. 'Foster, X. A. Brookf, Harry 1.. Hunt AVashlngton, Jan. 21. The naval decum- and Hansom Billings; Sunday school nwnrri pnntpnvprsv twice reuunuu sunerintrnucm. ivuua uiu iii-rmriii 1U 1IUUI Wfc tllU IW-uuj , i ..v - - - rj . , tinned Its T'.nlfir iiriprlntpndonf Junior Le.nrrue. Mrs. . I. .1 k. B 0u-ww..n...fc. - ..... . -- -- - . II 11 II v - nn ii aiui "Ulilll wiw.b" - -, ... -t J 1 .. , - ......... . - - - .mmander of tho Marine Corps, and tg-n Missionary society, .Miss Mary Cady; pur Admiral A. AV. Grant, war-time president of AVomen's Home Missionary . . i- - 1 f...n ..Atfl.. 1T.o tT IT T.t1 Tl. fnl I nwl n i- the Atlantic lleet, as witnesses. committees were appointed: Apportioned Tho controversy first reached the Sen- I benevolences, AA X, Cady, 11. M. Ilaln, when Senator Walsh, democrat, of s. B. Alnes, Prof. F. W. Cady and G. K. oniana, introduced u rcsuiuuuii tnm.- 'iiKvyjuPi iuumsh i:i.ai.n, nui. ... 1. 1 ..t..l Tl-t11l., C (lima fP.1- ' enfpr,l Vl- "VI TT TTVlrt.. nnr fl. If. . . n,clUnl. lT.tnn.,nnn... T...a Ml.th.inni, n n ,1 nkflfnli I , I,. ...I.IM. "ft-iutrttpHnnq ln-.-nr.utr.,i fro M" TT Trlflv ATra TTplpn Li nuu'i:uiiiiiiiiii.v ji ,...,. ....... w ..".. - .-.-t,. ..nut"... .... ........ tho most confidential nature," tho in. Severance and Mrs. H. M. Seeley; on fter sharp debate on objection of Ben in UUUKl'i I UIIUUUViIll .c.i..,., , . Latcr the dispute bobbed up when Sona- per cent for cash would raise $10,006.22 and tho nudltors recommend a tax of CO per rent. The village Indebtedness January 1 umonnted to $110,500.51, made up as fol lows: Old water bonds maturing In 1921, $30,000; now water bonds, $."0,000; sewer bonds JlO.niiO; unpaid trustees' orders, $111,373.51; coupons due and unpaid, JC80. Tho amount of tho water bonds less the sinking fund Is $18,000. The account of tho water department shows a balance on hand ut the beginning of the year of $2,717.20; Interest on sinking fund, $710.11; water rents, $7,W(3.:iS; a total Incomo of $11,480.72. Tho expenditures covered coupons paid $1,300; oiders paid, $2,972.90; Interest on bonds brought $-13.07; bonds brought $r.,0O0; n bulanco In the treasury of $161.15. The annual meeting for elec tion of ofllceiH and voting of toxes and transaction of other Important business will take place In the town hall at 7:20 o'clock Wednesday evening, January 21, The managers of tho Addison County Agricultural society met In tho rourt house Saturday afternoon at one o'clock. There was a good attendance. Allan T. Calhoun was elected general superintendent. It ulfo was voted to put the premiums back to tho 1910 stand ard, having been reduced 2J per cent In 1919. Dr. Harry W. Hums, who was called to town leccntly fioin Chicago in con- scnuence of the death of his mother, Mrs, John.H. Burns, stalled Monday on his return to Chicago. Miss Ida Turner, who has been 111 with tho grip at her homo on Franklin street for two weeks, Is able to bo up and about, the house, Sunday and Monday weie two more seveiely cold days and Monday morning the mercury got down to 23 degrees below zcio, three or four degrees lower than Sunday. Water pipes In the graded school building were found to bo iiulto generally frozen up CUlllNGS SUEJEflT LITTLETON BANGS OF BRIAN'S ATTACK Orator of the Platte Flays De mocratic Chairman for Sup porting Gov. Edwards on Pro hibition Question MAKES SEVERAL THREATS WIikI l"t With Declaration 'llial Itflitilillcun Will p I'eniil.'lcd Nominate Xct President of Dulled Stiilcx Xo l(. tin- SOCIAOSI PARTY Trial of Suspended Assembly men Is Not Past Oratorical Stage Yet AUDIT cliffs FIRST WHNtoS Reading of Long Indictment in Graham Case Is Completed and Opposing Counsel Make Their Opening Statements TREATY SITUATION SL1TLHETTER Senators' Compromise Negotia tions Said to Show Mark ,ed Improvement n l Inn rlnr. nlilerl hv Senator Plttman Nevada, democratic member of tho Kddy and Mrs. D. I.. Robinson; on Freed .t. ,.AM.t. ..nn.lltntni It IPPPKR111I IlllllUMII'r llUitlll&L IIIK IVPU1U- on oi ??enaior iiaie oi .u.unu, cumiiuuu the committee, to allow the committee employ counsel. After the two demo- mn. Chairman I line nierrupieii mo i men's aid, u. is. uamon, unaries, i oun and F. AV. Bacon; on hospitals, Dr. S. H. Kddy. Dr. M. II. Kddy and AV. E. Clement; on church records, AV. N. Cady and H. M. Haln; on auditing accounts, George. S. Reynolds and W. K. Clement; on parson- ice and furnltuto, Mrs. F. C. Smith, Mrs. IlllllltlW lllf. IIIUIIOM .... Illlll.tl.llli is resolution thereupon went over to called up Inter, probatny to-mdrrow. Pending further action by the Senate 1 , . ..I...I lint.. .l n Ills rr.-uiuuiMi, V. ll,iil iiui.ii ...in: ,,,- "i It liil j utiiiipin v. iii ii.uihi General Harnett In his testimony be- the sub-rommlttee tool; issue with dmli-al Sims f-avlne that there was no ,.. e ...rl..ll.. 1l.. ...,..! Prof. G. I. Terry, M. K. Damon and F. AV. 13acon ; on tracts, Mrs. Bernlco Yeaw, Mrs. AV. K. Foster and Mrs. Albert Fos ter; on temperance, O. II, Flannagan, C. r. .1 . . ,. ,t,n Tt- r tnnnil ' fl ?1 VJ, ..,111 ,11111 ..l.O. ... ui. ,- - . ' education, Prof. F. W. Cady, Mrs. S. S. "Monday morning, although tlicy Had not trozen on some recent comer mornings and the graded school pupils were set at freedom for the greater part of the day. The Itov. Frances A. Kelly, national chaplain of the American Legion,-is to deliver a lectuio In the tnwu .hull here Monday evening, January 111. and It is ex pected that a large audience will be In attendenre. Tickets nro oh sale at a half dozen different business places In town and olliclals of the local post have been Invited In attend and take scats on tho platform. Mr. and Mrs. Jasper H. Brown of Buffalo, X, Y., former long-time resi dents of this vicinity are In town for a month and perhaps considerably longer. Prof. H. P. AVilllamson de Visme, head of tho French department at t lie eollegp, went to Rutland Monday lo deliver that afternoon befoie tho Ann Story Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, on the subject, "The Kieiich Character c It Really Is." Michael II. llir-'gins lias W X. Cidy; reserve district steward,!"1"""" ,lm Pmf l. w ' Cn.lv enmmunlnn steward. IsPendlng a week with friends. -The see- II M n L,' ..IIIpIiiI lin.nil '"Oil of tip iii inv Hint Jin It tras evident that II AT. linlti AIrn. A'. S. Huntlev. Mrs. tlllhusler was in progress, he would x. A. Brooks nnd Mrs. Arthur Hlnman; on church music, AV. R. Clement, S. B. Allies and Mrs. K. I. Terry; on ministerial support, tho finance committee, Dr. M. 11. Kddy and O. It. Flannagan; on examina tion of local preachers, pastor and dis trict superintendent; trier of appeals p In the dav until Frldav. Avhen Rear w. V. Knslur' tln.mcp rnmlttee. AAr. X. dmlral Austin M. Knight, head of tho ifarty, 11. M. Bain, S. B. Alnes, Prof. F. ciiuuiiuii ih'iuiu men r.u,iiiuppt..ii i"'nniipp. r.. s. aiiic: iihil'im. rt. i. miii-p. H. M. Bain, Phillip Allies, Charles Cut ting and liwight 1,. Moody; recording secretary. II. X. Dow; district steward, I of I series of dances for the benefit Post, Xn. 27, American Legion, of he act authorizing decorations, lie said 11..1.,. treasurer. S. B. Alnes: secretary as sufficiently explicit to guide com- I , , treasurer of benevolences. Mrs. Noble. iindlng officers in selecting men to be 1 , rjrnnks. At the nuarteilv conference. the pastor in his report stated that tho past year was marked 'l)y1lnniiclal vic tories. Notwithstanding the many war drives for money during the past two or thrco years, to which the people, con the naval secretary that all of commendations were not favorably ecoraiions. Declaring that Thomas A. Kdlson, con- ' Middlebury, will be given In the town ball Friday evening and a general Invita tion Is extended. Bracken's orchestra will furnish the music Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Bradshaw of Sioux City, Iowa, are in town. .Mrs. Jennie Crosby, who for a year has had a part of tho Dr. M. II. Iddy bouse on AVeybridgo street, has moved to tho home of her sister, Mrs. for tho retired .Glpson, on the. Hast Middlebury road, wneto sue mienus 10 mane nor nomc Blalzo Is seriously ill with a., ,u ,.uu...i ,...,- . ... .. .. u .... towards the financial Midget I"" . ..j.i.e.m.uiun.-...u.,u.,. Illl I in- jiviivttiuu .MJiimaiiiic nv-wvt.- . l,lUnInac0 rf 1 lllill J(Jl Uil, I hhO IIIIILimiL ig devices during the war. Rear Admiral 1 to IT, cents, dairy butter rant told the commltUo that two young " 'imountl,,f, , 7LJ PT R5 to CO and creamery . 70,-Alexander ff ccr.M on lis stuff. Commander C. I",t " . tHnlchtor of Mtmron strrnt. whn horn .1 . . ,A.in I r trt nltin ID Hlini'1 1 " " IcDowe 1 and Lieutenant Commander 1 ' " iKprIousIv ill. Is slnwlv n enverlmr. Kdward liles Llbboy, were largely responsible .towards the centennary Wnd ;'mmim- nucIolJS ms relUTtd lo u,lcoln after a trlbuted generously, and notwithstanding the raising of $1,100 miionliiinj1 ftm.l 1..UU llinn IllTPP VPIlTS fICO i and an Increase of one-third In sub- ' Joseph Richmond, Vn Jan. 21.-AVllllam Jen nings Bryan In an address hero to-night continued the attack against Homer S. Cummliigs, chairman of the Democratic National committee. Bryan scored Governor Kdwards for his stnnd on the prohibition question and Unveil Cummliigs for what ho turmcd tho chairman's appatcnt support of tho New Jersey governor, "Tho Democratic party Is too near and dear to me to allow ine to let It be burled with tho liquor Interests," declared Mr. Bryan. "1 won't Join with Mr. Edwards In trying to turn the Democratic party over to tho llnuor Interests. 'If tho chairman lias not sense enough to know better than to Join a boom for a candidate like that, he hasn t senso enough to bo on the committee." Asserting that tho liquor Interests were goln'T to make tho fight against nation wide prohibition Into politics anil try 10 elect a "wet" president on a "wet" plat form, tho former secretury of State, an nounced he could bring vldence to provu his statements. Mr. Ervan made an appeal that tno woman's suffrage amendme-nt be ratified at this session of tho assembly. Norfolk, Aa., Jan. 21. AVlfllam Jennings Brvan. sneaking here to-day under ine auspices of the Anti-Saloon League of America declared that he would oppose uny movement to bring about the selec tion of Governor Kdward I. Kdwards or New Jersey as tho democratic nominee for president in 1920. Tin- former secretary of state also as serted that if the address made by Homer S. Cummliigs, chairman of the demo cratic national committee, at the dinner held last night In Newark In honor of the newly inaugurated Xew Jersey execu llvo correctly expressed the chairman's attitude, he would oppose him for chair man of the national committee. "Kdwaids has picked out my own Stale. .Nebraska, to launch his campaign," de clared Mr. Bryan. "But If .Nebraska In structs for Kdwaid, I'll never bo a dele gate to the national convention." Referring to the address made by Chair man Cummlngs, Mr. Bryan said: "If that Is CummliiBS' attitude, he'll never he chairman of the democratic committee again If I can help It." Referring again to Governor Kdwards, whom he said conducted his campaign In Xew Jersey on a. "wet" ticket, Mr. Bryan reiterated: "If Xebraska Instructs for Kdwnrds, and I am a delegate, I'll resign. I'll never vote to nominate a man like that Albany, X, Y Jan. 21. Investigation of the loyalty of the live suspended socialist assemblymen was asserted at their trial to-day before the Assembly Judiciary committee to Involve the question as to whether socialists "can hypocritically mnsquerade a n political party, strike hands with every agency of force and' revolution, and still make simple Ameri can people understand they are not sworn enemies of their country and ready to overthrow It." This assertion was made by Martin AV, Littleton, who withdrew temporarily to-day a's associate counsel for the com mittee to handle the case of United Stntes Senator Truman II Mlchlsan, In connection with whoso elec tion charges of fraud have been brought. Taking the lloor In the height' of an oratorical battle In which counsel for both sides unllmbered their heaviest artillery, Mr, Littleton declared the pres ent Investigation will not prove "a temp est In a teapot." He charged that Trotsky and Lcnlne are attempting Installation In America of the soviet form of government nnd that before the waves of public opinion stirred by this case have subsided "this country will understand that thl.i so-called politi cal party Is the agent and co-consplrator with the dark forces of the Invisible em pire whose object is forcible destruction of constitutional government In Amer ica." The second day of the trial brought denial of throe more iT-cllmlnary motions by the defense bringing tho total Intro duced and overruled lo six. To-day's motions asked rc-lnstatcmcnt of tho de fendants during trial; dismissal of charges because they do not Include cause for dismissal and production of specifi cations "lo which even the meanest crim inal Is Justified." Argument on these motions consumed thp entire day and delayed until to-morrow presentation of evidence. When Gil bert K. Roe closed his argument on the first motion. ( Seymour Stedman of Chicago, In argu ing the second, launched forth Into a defense of soviet Russia. Sparring developed when C. John Bloeh, State chairman of tile Socialist party, pressed the third motion, ip- maiullng a bill of particulars. Althouuh this motion was denied, Louis M. Mar ten chairman of tho Judiciary commit tee, assured defense counsel they would be furnished each day witli evidence, so that they would bo advised what they would meet. "Wo shall bo at a disadvantage un less we know precisely, with exact ness, what we shall bo called upon to meet," said Mr. BJooh. John B. Stanrhfield. replying to Mr. Bloch, declared the phraseology was that of tho defense counsel, because' tho phrase "soldlarlty with tho Rus sian soviet form of government" was contained In a manifesto adopted at tho national emergency THE DEFENSE OUTLINED It Will He Claimed Grnlinin AVnx Bendy to Meet Oicrdrnft When Amount AVnx Ascertained 11 ml That He ,cver Tried to Cover Up Anything- Montpellcr, Jan. 21. There was not much of Interest to the general public In the progress of the trial of cx-Gov, II, F. Xewbcrry of Krillmm ln Washington county court to day. This morning 1110 reading 01 tnc Indictment was completed at 10:50 o'clock and then former Attorney-General II. G. Barber made his onenlng statement to the Jury of what the State vould try to show. This was completed at noon time and during the early afternoon. Hale K. Darling made the statement for the de fense. Benjamin Gates, State auditor, was the first witness nnd ho had not com pleted his evidence, when the evening recess took place. Mr. Gates' testimony was largely In ex planation of the vouchers upon which the prosecution depends to prove that Mr. Graham defrauded" tho -State. The sums were from $75 to $300 and covered tho first twenty-seven counts In the Indict ment making a total of $3,72"), which, It Is alleged, the respondent took from the State, Most of these orders were endorsed by Mr. Graham and paid by the Slato treas uier but some of them were endorsed by Graham and Skinner and fTien paid hy the State treasurer. Relative to the llrst one of the last named the respondent made considerable objection to its admission, for It was taking the lime of the jury and It Is admitted that these orders passed through Mr. Graham's hands. On the 11th order presented the date was not plain, or was erroneously read by Mr. Gates, sq that the objection was taken to its Introduc tion im evidence, hut It was admitted subject to the exception of the respond ent. There appeared to be something misleading In that the date of payment sei'ined lo be some four mdnths after the drawing, -while It wa set up In the 11th count that the order was paid with in a few days of the time It was drawn. An effort to correct the discrepancy In time was made by reading the order again. Court did not convene in the afternoon until 2:.'i0 o'clock liecauso of a session behind closed dr7rs In which the state ment that Mr. Darling was to make to the Jury wall rela--"-1. sore parts of which were stricken out bclorc It was made In open court. Mr. Darling In making his state ment said that Mr. Graham had noth ing to concede In this case. He called attention to tho indictment which convention of I showed no credit had been given on tho Socialist party, and this manifesto, I account charged to Inrceny of $S00 in AVashlngton, Jan. 21. Marked Improve ment In tho possibility of composing the Senate deadlock over the peaco treaty was reported to-night by leaders partici pating in tho bi-partisan compromise negotiations. .Although the leaders yesterday camo close to a schism, to-day's meeting. It was stated upon most authoritative In formation, resulted In material progress toward a compromise. At no time slnco the bi-partisan conference began a week ago, one of the active leaders declared, have the prospects been so bright for an agreement between tho four republi can nnd five democratic members of the committee. It wns added, however, that to-morrow might bring another change In the. situation. 1 Possibility of harmonizing differences over the fundamental controversies ar ticle ten of tho Ioague of Xatlons cove nant and the question of equal voting In the league were the basis of feeling among tho conferees to-night that a com promise may yet be reached. Tho con ferees also feel suro that, possibly with some difficulty, any compromise which tho bi-partisan conference could agree on would bo accepted hy tho Senate. Another sesslfln of tho conferees will be held lato to-inoirow after the repub licans and democrats confer In separato council earlier in the day. A number of the "mild reservation" republicans also plan to confer to-morrow prior to meet ing of the joint conference. Mr. Stanchflcld asserted, was written Following an eloquent nppenl for sup-1 ty jir. Bloch after consultation with port of the Anti-Saloon League neiji,.. nillqult. Mr. Bloch replied that digressed to say: 1 while he may have participated In aratus. The admiral said that ho recom- Hiiiii'i 1 11 1 1 ill 1 n-iir.s nil- nnvv CTi utiwtiM. ut that they did not receive the awards. SWEEPS OVER CONGRESS louse Decides Xot To 1'iikm 11 Public IlullilhiK Hill This SchhIoii AVashlngton, Jan. 21, Congress held Its thrift week" cehtbration to-day, a wave f economy sweeping both tho Senate and m kr. 1 nn nt'.T rpNiiirt. wnrn Decision by the House public buildings Reduction by the House foreign affairs K4T0.il!. -which lu SfRv.1".-. Ipsh thnti thp tate department request and $1,032,071 ss than u-:is nnnronrhitprl for tho nrpsont seal year. Kllmlnatlon by the Senato of n appropriation of $-l2,.",a,oC0 fiom tho mcricanizauon 111 1 ant suosiiiuiiou estrlcted to use until the end of the 1K!1 seal year Instead of an expenditure over our years as the larger appropriation VILL RAISE PART OF LUSITANIA'S TREASURE London, .Inn. 21. Efforts to raise some f tho treasure from the Ill-fated .usltanla will bo mado early this year, .nglneors and divers who have been pros ectlng about the sunken vessel bellevo hat they can at least get some thousands f pounds worth of valuable from tho big 'unarder but it will be Impossible, acc ording to experts, to raise the steamer r any of her cargo, owing to the great entb of the water In which shn lies. H. CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION AT WORK Concord, N., II., Jan. 21. Tho constitu. lonal convention to-day approved a reso utlon striking out of the bill of rights ho word "protestant" and the phrnso 'rightly grounded In evangelistic prln .l'lo .,, .,.1.1. ".I UUII W. UU 1,111 I UlUllllS o religious qualifications for full citizen lonal umendniont empowering tho Legls aturo to assess a "classified, graduated ind progressive Inheritance tax." lng to over $1,100 a year for five years was subscribed. Two furnaces were In staled in the church this year, the ex pense of which' has already been provided for in part. Tho Ladles' Aid society re ported all bills paid, Including a debt of long stundlng, with a good balance on hand. The annual meeting of tho Memorial Baptist Church was held In the church parlors AA'ednesday Jan. 14. Reports of the various officers showed that the society was In good condition. Tho meeting was called to order by Dr. Howard L. Averlll and the following officers wero elected: Moderator, How ard L. Averlll; trustee. Prof. Raymond McFarland; deacon, Dr. Howard L. Averlll: clerk, Dr. A. D. Barter; treasurer, Prof. Raymond McFarland; auditor, A. AA'. Gove: treasurer of ben evolences, Mrs. H. L. Avorill, Sunday school superintendent, Dr. Howard L. A'n.m. nnnprlntpnilent. elementarv de partment of tho Sunday school, Mrs. Raymond McFnrland: Ushers, .loiin K. Dyer, Col. James M. Tracy, A. AV. Gove, leorgo Morcombe, Roy Barter, anil Cushman Delphla. The Middlebury Xatlonnl Farm Loan association met In tho office of A. AV. Dickens Tuesdny afternoon at two o'clock for its an nual meeting. Tho reports of the of ficers showed the association was malt ing good healthy growth and the fol lowing officers were elected: President, D. S. Bliss of Cornwall; vice-president, C. B. Hubbard of AVhltlng; secretary and treasurer, Frank J. Hubbard of Middlebury; directors, D. S. Bliss of Cornwall, C. 11. Hubbard of Whiting, A. B. Delano of Shoreham, R. M Oliver of Leicester, B. C. Parker of Ferrls burg, and M. 11. Morrow of Cornwnll. Dr. and Mrs. AA'alter J, AVhito leave town to-day for Sholburne, where they will spend a row days with Mrs. White's mother, after which Dr, AA'hlte will go to Xew York to take a post graduate course at tho New York I'pst graduate school and hospital. Mlildlo bury Grango Xo. 31E will hold a post poned mooting In tholr hall this eve ning. Tho reports of tho trustees, treasurer, water commissioners and other olllcers FOOD PARCEL GIFTS SPOIL. Berlin, Jan. 20. Food parcel gifts rom jniuncuiin iu irienun in wormnny UIIIIIIUU .., ... ..J.U..VI, I.UIIIII on. this being osnecla Iv tlio case llll Hwl inni.i'io wiiiiiiuuiiii n! Very often putrltled meat Infects ither contents of u parcel, ami as a esult Joy over tho receipt of a pack tgo quickly resolves Itself into gloom is tho eager recipient discovers tho -ondltlou of food articles sent to him, SCHUMANN-HEINIC AVORSK. San Diego, Oil., Jap. 21. Madame y III with pneumonia at her homo !i irosemont. Menibois of tho family ..l.l 11.... tin IniimiiTlntn C.t I l,n lllll lllill ll. IIIIIIIUWIUIM .VM. v. VIIU utconitt was XulU few days in town. The regular meeting of Middlebury Grange, No. 313, will be held Friday evening, at which time the newly elected officers will bo installed. Mrs. Frank Lasher, who has been ill at her home in Happy Valley, is slowly recover ing. The annual meeting of the Battell Hose company was held (Friday evening. There was a full atteiidcnce. Reports of the officers showed that the company was In a good condition. The following officers wete elected: Foreman, Joseph Marsellls; assistant foreman, John McMahon; treas urer, Clarence Colo; clerk', Frank A. Heighten Janitor, Phillip AVImmette'; delegate to State convention, F. A. Helghter; alternate, Clayton Shores. Karl Fiost of the Paik drug store, who has been 111 at his home on Kim stieet, Is slowly lecoverlng. Mrs. Allen It. Sturte vant and daughter, Anna, have gone to New York city, where they will spend 10 day with relatives and friends. The Rev. Dr, Kzra Bralnard, who has been under the weather for a short time, lias fully recovered and Is able to lie about the village again. For the sec ond time this winter tho mercury went to 32 degrees below zero Tuesday morning. The water pipes at the graded school house were got Into running order again, so that the schools In the different rooms were In session a's usual forenoon and afternoon, Mr. and Mrs, John L. Master son, and daughters, the Misses Dora nnd Alice Masterson of Rochester, X. Y are in town for a few weeks' visit with rein lives. Mrs. John M. Hoyt has returned from AVest Rutland, where she has been acting for two weeks as a substitute teacher In tho AVest Rutland high school. Arthur J. Grlswold and Henry Grlswold of Lynn, Mass., aro In town for n couple of week's visit. Tho Misses Luella and Daisy Fltzmaurlco of Brooklyn Heights, x. are In town for a month's visit. Miss Gertrude LaBrake has returned to Florence after a couple of wee'ks' visit hero at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Archie LaBrake, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cantcrberry, who have been vlsltlug here nnd in neigh boring towns fop six weeks have return ed to Rochester, X. II. Tho Middlebury bakery announces another raise In tho Twenty-four years ago I commenced running for president," nnd laughter followed. 'Nineteen hundred years ago," he added, "the AVIso Men came from the East. And Xew York editors think they nro still coming. Xo reform ever started 1 In Xew York, and they can have no faith In reform of any kind." Referring to .tho possibility of republi can victory this year, Mr. Bryan said: God did not put the lmossible In the hands of any human being, especially a republican ,and no republican Is going to bo permitted to nominate the next President of the United States." June 191C, but .Mr. Barber In his state ment said there was an overdraft In the sum of $24.5 1. Mr. Archibald ob jected to the form of Mr. Darling's drawing up tho manifesto, Mr. Stanch-! oul H"o as It referred to criticism of field "cannot confer upon me the au thorship of a document which I did not write." j FRANK 5. MACKENZIE DIES AVenlthy AVoodstoek Mini Ovtneil Bridge vtntcr AVoolen Mill An Art It r lhllnnhroilNt FELL INTO SCALDING WATER Iladly Unmet! In Accident Vrnwr Mill Indictment. The court directed the out line be confined to what th defense would try to show. Mr. Darling then explained to the Jury that balances GETS 2'2-YEAR SENTENCE AND FINE OF $S00 Arlington CltUen llt-ntx l'i Sunderland Mnn nnd tiels In llnil Willi l.niv Bennington, Jan. 21. Eugene Sargood of Arlington was sentenced by Judge Harrle B. Chase yesterday to not less than two and one-half years or more than three years iu the house of correction at AVIndsor and to pay a fine of $00 and costs of prosecution. The prison sentence was commuted and Sargood was placed on probation. Sargood was convicted last Friday night after a Jury trial lasting two da i nf assaulting Samuel Xoyes of this H lage. The assault took place nt Sar good's homo just across tho Arlington lino In the town of Sunderland. Acconl Ing to tlie victim's story he was bcatrii over tho head with a milk bottle and a whiskey bottle. The whiskey bottl" hrnt-io and Xoyes lecelved spvpii depp scalp wounds, 11 broken nose and two split lips. The assault was committed on inn night of December 21 and tho victim was released from tho hospital last week to appear at the trial. The l-fMici contender! that Xoyes v.'.l.t an Intruder at tho Sargood home nnd hail refused tb leave when ordered to do so by tho owner. In passing sentence th .-4 forenoon, Judge Chase recognized the privileges of, a man to regulato his own house-hold, but said that the laws of th' State wero In forco under a man's roof as well as outside. BARRE TEACHERS TO GET A $300 INCREASE Barre, Jan. 21. A flat Increase of $300 each for the present school year, dating from last September and ending next June, will bo given tho Barre public were carried on the books Indicating school teachers, recording to action tak- jthat Mr. Graham did not try to cover en last evening by the citizens at a spo up anything and that there had not elnl meeting. , . .been tho slightest intent of conceal-1 A special tax of .10 cents on the dollar Oner Mnyhetv of tloi.ticomor,' C.-nler mpnt 0 Ml 0raham ,vaR ,valtlni? I of the Kran,l list was voted to cover tho nt jto obtain tho amount of the overdraft added expense, and the city council wa.i I when he went out of office. Mr. Gra- ' Instructed to Issue the city's notes not to hum's figures were $S,775.41 against i exceed $21,0H0 In anticipation of taxes In !SS,iiB7.10 as claimed by tho State. Helorder to make tho augmented payments M. Albans, Jan. 21. Oscar Mayhew utW(,(1 tluU Mr, Graham acted In good at the annual periods. The minimum sal of Montgomery C outer, who was faith believing he was doing right ami ary paid teachers vlll be $510. i.it.llHIll l" lilt! ru. AlliailS liosniiai ....... ,.. In m..,.t thp Hpmnn.la whpn the amount was ascertained. Ho ex plained that the two orders amount ing to $3,000 -jharged to the highway department were for money which Tuesday night suffering from severe burns, Is In a favorable condition. Mayhow, who Is employed In tho A'eneor Mill of the Xelson & Hall com pany, fell into a vat of scaldliif: AVoodstock, Jan. 21. Frak S. Mac kenzie, president of the Ottauquecheo Savings Bank and owner of the Bridge- water AVoolen Mills, died to-day after having been In poor health for some time. Ho was 70 years old and Is surviv ed by his 3econd wife, but leaves no chil dren, llu was a director of the AVood stock Xatlonnl Bank. Hp was a wealthy man and a. very generous philanthropist. Ho was married In ;S.2 to Lucy Collanier who died In 1011. In 1017 ho man led Miss Frances Church of Chicago. Five years ago ns memorial to 111s una wue no established and endowed tho Lucy Mac ter at tho plant and his left arm anil right hand wero severely burned and his legs slightly burned. Dr. Alan Da vidson was called to attend him here. wa-jiiad been previously advanced by the ASKS S5,200 FOR DEATH Father of Slain Edmund lllonx Fllcn Cliiinm Agiilnxr Ill-nil AnmiiIIiiiK'n ArlmtiilntmtorK Montpellor, Jan. 21. Joseph Rtoux of Barre filed claims for $5,200 to tho commissioners of tho Antonio De parto eslato for loss sustained last summer whon Antonio Deprato, an in- Kenzio Humane society with nn endow-" V" ,,, ' 1 . , ( m(iii mnidni. it na nf thp killed Mr. Rloux' son, Kdmund, then ment fund of $10,000, making It one of tho strongest societies In the State. Tho funeral will be hld I-rlday afternoon at two o'clock. SAGE REAL ESTATE SOLD AT AUCTION of tho village of Middlebury for tho year " "-'' puumi ami a nun ending December 31 have been Issued. ms. which have been for some timo From tho report of tho trcusurer, Charles,-'"' 1,1 ' "'. . kimio up lWo i-enis, K. Pln.ioy, it appears the total incomo " ' ; tllt ''I'l'.'i11 '""J""" Wl.,l(l1 for the village was $13,0.-,a.0fi, the greatest "Irt for 10 cents hitherto have risen u.. - ,.,i,i..i, ..,.. .1,,. ..nino-p tnv 'to ' wntH each. Mr. and .Mrs. Howard iiLiiin .iiii.li iiih tit.. ,,,"' T11,, 1, 1. ... , , , .. $S,lCS.r,l, and the road tax, -$3,707.R3. The " h.uo rt-tmncil to New Haven. .n tuiwM- tho L"11"-. "fter a thren weeks' visit In town. water department pay roll raald $081.78, , f '''''T "range No , 815 will in iminin, fis.imr. , ,!, nmnnnt nf the. ! Ht"" . of f lo0' nt "'elr meeting Friday "dashboard" suit settlement orders . .'a"lhl!e,1 wlJj. 1,0 pcrvfh' nt 7 .orn .r-n.m n. ,.-ii i clock after which w 11 occur tho OX- $12 500. a total of W.G.9.J2. The ' 'ncl- crclses, Webster D. Barter, a student at tllft W ltnit I.. I H...II nance of streets, $0,358.30; street lighting. - ; ,' Vfc Clay's at the pal items of expenditure wore: malnte- $2,104.80; spraying elm trccw, $1,229.42; malntennuco of stone-crusher, $1,341,45; police payroll, $1,341.55; sprinkling of streets, $134.30. Tho estimate for expenses for tho current year, including $2,100 for street lighting, $1,000 for police, $1,275 for Interest, $300 for spraying trees and $500 for the flro department, Is $7,400, Thcro aro trustees' orders unpaid outntandlng of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. D. Bat- tor. Georgo Brousseau has purchased from tho Murkland estate tho house In cated on what Is known ns tho old dry bridge. William Bowers of Boston, was in town Tuesday to visit Dr. A. D. Bar ter. Kalliryn Vassar, who has been con fined to tho houso for u week by Illness. has so far recovered as to bo ublo to bo amounting to $19,373.51; this less water out agalll.-Mrs. llenrv AValkor of Prop suit orders of $12,500, tho balunco of , t()i a former well known resident of this $1,883.61 In the treasurer's hands nnd tho ( village, was Iu town Monday and pur amounts dun tho treasurer from other ' chased the millinery business of Mrs. sources, loaves $3,191.71; so that tho total MoKentioy In tho Dyer block. Sho has estlmuto for tho year is $10,591,71. A 70 ilKi cent tux on the grand list leas flvofj (Continued on liuice 2) turnod the revolver upon himself for an instanteous death. ATE UNCOOKED PORK, FAMILY BECAME ILL Thirty Kite I'lirei'ls In New York Bring 3,(iii,'jr,ii Xew York, Jan. 20. Thlrty-flvo parcels of Now York real estate, owned by the late Mrs. Margaret Sage, widow of Rus sell Suge, were sold at public auction to-dny for $2,C1'M'0. By tho will the pro- coeds will ho divided among .'10 colleges, charitable institutions, hospitals and museums. Mrs. Sago Inherited a fortunn of approximately $70,(i00,fO;i when Russell Sago died July 22, 1W. Included In tho properly sold to-day, scattered over th" city, rras the Fifth in in homo of Mr. and Mrs. Sau'e. where .1 Ilnml fnr vparS. Till! nlll-fiiuhlntipil ! lll.-j ii. ' ' brown stone dwelling was bought by a Fifth avenue tlorlst for $411,000 for com mercial use. A block front of vacant land on Riverside drive at 110th street went for $133,01X1 and a corner property In Madi son avenue brought $337,t Tho collec tion Included loft buildings and small apartment bouses, all early holdings of tho financier. MISSISSIPPI REJECTS SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT Jackson, Mln-. iJnn- 21,-The federal womun suffrage constitutional amendment was rejected to-day by the luwer House of tho Legislature. You can llml buyer for that used car through tho classiflcd-and gut all that it is worth, Montpclier, Jan. 21. Dr. C. H. Burr Is Investigating the sickness that developed from persons boarding with a Mrs. Savoya on AVlllcy street in Burro eating lork and then "becoming ill. It appears that trechlna splrales developed and tho analysis at tho Sta'to laboratory showed tho cause of the Illness or tho family. He traced the purchase of the pork back to tho Hiitchelder farm In l'lalnfleld, but as far as could bo learned no one else wan 111 from tho effecLs of eating tho meat. It appears that tho pork was not cooked, but tho family ato It while it was being prepared fop suusage, auditor from his personal account and that he drew the order to himself in settlement. After the statement Mr. Gates com menced his testimony subject to sev eral exceptions before the date canio down to the real Information In con nection with tho case, during which he explained tho use of tho different books In his "tho offlco of nudltor of accounts." THE INDICTMENT The reading of tho indictment was completed at 10:50 o'clock this morning CONDITIONAL BEQUEST TO ST. JOHNSBURY ACADEMY St, Johnsbury, Jan. 21. By the will of George B. Knapp. who cied In Boston last month, a bequest of $:0,0(O Is left to his relatives and after the r deaths the beneficiary will be the St. Johnsbury Academy. Mr. Knapp was a native of St. Johnsbury and In the acadamy In tho fifties, but had made his home In Boston for the last 50 years. Compensation Hearings Montpoller. .Inn. 21. The comml i sloner of industries has announci 1 the following hearings that will takj place relative to compensation f'n' having occupied more thnn two hours ot workmen who have been Injured the court's tlnc. H. G. Barber, former I Thursday at his offlco Burno Tozl vs. attorney-general, then mado tho opening Marr and Cordon amputation of thrco statement to the Jury of what the State ' fingers of tho left hand; Monday at will endeavor" to prove, namely, that 1 Bellows Falls, Charles AVIlktns vs. tho some $9,000 was taken from the State Green Manufacturing company, an nc- 1912 to $ 223.02 334.22 700.07 ELECT NEW MIDDLEBURY VILLAGE TRUSTEES 21.51 193.21 390.34 226.83 184.RS 920.03 Middlebury, Jan. 21. The following seven new vnmgo i...ift- t-i -"i-u lmontllH w,ch Mr lo-iugni nr. me uiinu.ii vihuku uiuohuh . John Hammond, Jerry Trudcau, C. O. Frost, Robert F. Plnney, Earl Gorham, P. A, Dillon and James Barron. John E. Weeks was re-elected moderator of the mooting and .1, M. Burko was re-elected vlllngo clerk. Tho fli emeu's compensation was voted to bo nilsed to 00 cents 'nn hour, and $8 per year, Tho "flashboard" ease bill of $15,000 was voted to bo paid out of the wutor department sinking fund. A tax of 80 cents was voted, Dr. P. E. Mllen was elected water commissioner for threo yearn; Edward IligKlns, chief engineer; Charles K. Pln ney, treasurer; C C. Wells und Judgo C. I. Button, auditors, during the period between December 31, 1012, nnd January 5, 1917. Ho then gave many llgurcs .showing what it was ex pected that the State will try to prove. TIipso aro as follows: Total overdrafts, December, January 31. 1915. $1,893.41. 1015 July, overdraft August, overdraft September, overdraft October, overdraft November, overdraft December, overrfraft 1910. .lanunry, overdraft February, overdraft June, overdraft July, overdraft August, overdraft October, overdraft November, overdraft December, overdraft The overdraft alleged In tho last month Is after tho deduction of salary and ex penses. It was Interesting to note that when Mr. Barber stated that thcro were somo Graham did not take the whole amount of hi ...uary that tho Jurymen sat up and took notice. AV. B. C. Stlekney In making his state ment said that tho defenso conceded the nccuracy of tlgures ns set up in the In dictment but upon Interrogation by tho attornoy-general he bald that he would' not concedo that tho money was knowlng- llv taken for nrlvato imrnoso because it would equal a plea of guilty and that tho defenso does not concedo or admit. C. H. Sklnnor of Orleans, who was a partner of the respondent In tho lumber business, will bo called as a witness to testify iclatlvu to tho banking done lu St. Johnsbury, Muny bank olliclals will be witnesses, cldent mat toon place in 191S when a board wns thrown from a machine and hit tho man In the abdomen. January 27 at Springfield, a hearing relatlvo to .1. Krupskl. One hearing has taken place relative to this mat ter. It was May 28 last year "an! now another hearing occurs because of a change In commissioners. Additional evidence wns desired before. There will also bo a hearing that nia... day of Carrie L. Knights vs. tho Fel- 2I00.5S i low Gear Shaper company of that 113.13 town. It Is relative to whether Mr. Knlghts died from' electrocution or 111.73 ifrm somo other means. Ho received 333,15 nn electric shock but the question Is raised as io wnemer mat was tne cause of his death which did' not oc cur at the time tho shock was received. $5,000 FIRE IN BRATTLKBORO Brattlcboro, Jan. 21. Damage to the amount of $3,000 wns done this morning by a flro in tho Devens bunding on Main street, a three-story brick building owned by Lucius H. Richardson. The tiro started In the bnsement of a res taurant owned by Henry SchllU ami humeri through Into the basement of a barber shop owned by Charles Oaks. Tho flames followed a stairway to the main lloor of the restaurant and at one time, owing to darkness and tho dltllculty In reaching the lire, it soenied as though the blnzo would get tho upper hand. Policeman Hills G. Worden discovered the flro whllo making his rounds. The cause is unknown, Tho damage was principally to tho real estate, there being scanty equipment in tho restaurant. Tliu property wns Insured, You may sell that phonograph it It't cood valuo through the classified. !