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VOI . VIC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXVI
BURLINGTON, VERMONT, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 12, 1920 NUMBER 33 I INHERENT RIGHT TO STH KE c r our Large rarmers O rea lizations of the Country Hllll't? Illt'lC I I II I t- f (I 1 1111 EMORIAL TO CONGRESS Iturl in imnor'H nuierrni im;m i trlkc I n Belief n the night inrve l'ronle niitl llculroy Kanm-rn' i i 'aiihlngton Fob. 11. Denial that any un of orgnnlzed wotkers possess an norlal to Congress, formulated to-day conference l'.re of rcproscr.ttitlves of largo farmers' orgitr.liailons, Iho nnui uramre. t ne Aincr can cann can Federation, the Cotton States I'nlon Presidents. i v'.uw or "recent events and napptti- repro:ctitatlvis of the feur cr- l..l..,.. ..1,1 ll ..,.. nrnA lli-tt 111,. Hide of tho farmer membership of uld bo mado plain to Congress and to ruuill' 3 omnng out mat the city population ot country is dependent on tho farmer food and that interruption of this oils, uic memorial iicn; inose who neiiove inm lauor nay an i.c.ttt li-lif tr. nirii ii t'i n Mfrllfi liii death, on tho one hand, and to des- .' tho property of tho farmers on othtr. No such right has over ex- d and no such r lent exists now. It economically unsound and tho n'l ii-.il! iii'iiiiii- run mill hiii iv u I iv some other method for tho scttlo- lll 01 aucn coin rovui sies. iu si'i m n has ever had the moral or local ht to destrov lironertv or cause suf- if.. nr ..11 .1... . ..i .. ....... nain superior to that of any class or nip of people. 'What would he the verdict of tho ites should suddenly decide to go -jn IIIIM' illlll It'lUPf HI f?UlJfl,Y IIIO ll.Ullf. I needs of those wlm are not hi :l themselves" They would lie con- tho other and tho fact would he I tec out tnat tnev. as t ie owners 'i tmers oi me i.'inci, nau no rigut. nor moral or local, to brine ahout u and occupy the land have no such hu conceded by any one that those handle the farmers' ' products ve a right to block tho transporta- tl or InilllMtrl.'il fni'lllllnu nf !,, mtry and thus jeopardize the food (I elotninir siitmlv nf the nnMmi TP farmers have no s-icli rights, ell rights." RENOMINATE DRENNAN Hajornlly Ciinitiilnle nt St. AIIuiiin v.Mf.iii.--, i i;u. ii, i ne repuoncan I iii'nit H'rii T n I' IV l!ll KIIEIID ,t.AA V.nl.1 mi i ny im i iasi nignt and ror mayor reptiDUcnns nominated A. M. Drcn- ii, ino present incumbent, nnd tho o party conferences have met In tho nu nuinii ill? in tup Knme nnn. nu thn. I to-nigiu and appointed committees I confer and nominate the union ticket. -night the democrats appointed such .u,,,,,,.v. -, uui iii-ii mey were reauy confer with the ropubilcans they found it tho candidates had been nominated same with one exception. The re- bllcan nominees are as follows: For V elerlf. 1.? AT TTnnblu. .,,,.iwn- cu fu-aiB, ii, i , jiuien; cny granu UlCi. J. Jl. UI'UIKL'. llflHWeil .l . .MIRTH) d Philip It. Johnson; trustee of the II- im fny llirnn .j.n.u V AT linn, k wood. The ileinnernlln runrllilntn nru UID. Lilt llUIIllIl.'tTIi III'lllLT I. I I r,.1 H" II. George and Koswel! M. Atlctln. iru one, b. k rnorp is the candidate! both p-irtles for aldorrrmn: In ward i tho republicans nominated llrnest Fostor as alderman and 'Jeorso W, eveland rui cchoil commissioner: In ird throe, the republicans nominated S. Ornwford an aldrmnn: In ward or, the republicans nominated S. F, iShlr.I? no nli.irmnn nniV . I MnnT.nnn ".ni.w ui nuiii irtu 'luimiiii leu ouiiii ilurly as alderman and J, G. I'lnn ns hool commissioner; ward thrco demo- no ii'jmniMiKi .rinur uuarnonneau as !ed J. F, O'Nel)! db school commit!- jiitii itjiii nu ii iv in inn nntr nnmmiirpn certify on tho ticket the candidate for lerman- TpTT.AAin to apuii-dc mmim FOR HIGHER WAGES uej- mini i int AH linen r Per I'rraon Ite(r:irdlin Jbuiiuiiw, i-eii, Al. AOO JIUD11C SCHOOl ituen. iuL-euiiy a. peiuion was maue to u uuiiiu ui eiiuuiiiiuiL lor an inrrpri.!,. ho result wan tho appointment of a com- u leacners vaicxi sent out n !ni ni esiionuunes uu'i rccoinmcnoeii a lint . ... -. . . i . r. .1 1 -111.- Iioui uiiu ttuufn uilitn. This cannot bu accomplished, howovor. nless tho voters authorize nn Increasa i inu iua iiiiu unit m per ceill 01 DIG rand list for the schools In addition to io bi per cent mm iney nireauy are re iinn. Tho teachers hivo oppolnleil committees nikii m ut-,v uiui uiiiiiii n iiKiu iii urner . - .1 I . a,n(nKU ...III I ' uuiituiu iiiw vumiu, iu uiiiuens vunuus aternnies nnn ciuos io got ineir sii',iiort, 111 nut un posters anl will nnread oinn. c lassincu ties nro now.i tneoaayes rrom HINES TO SUBMIT R. R. WAGE DEMAND CASE TO WILSON Appeal to the President Will Be Taken at Request of Union Leaders Who Have Been Informed by Director General of Railroads That There Is No Hope of an Agreement Under Present Conditions It Is Up to Wilson to Decide Whether Government Will Grant Higher Wages or Transfer the Controversy to the Rail Corporations Soon to Regain Control of Their Properties Washington, Vfii. 11. Falling to reach an agreement with tho representatives of t!ie more than 2,OOi),(Vo railroad .-mplojes on demands for increased wages, Director General Hlnes decldod to-night to nu li mit the whole case to President Wilson for deJalon. Tile appeal to the President Is to be taken at Iho request or tho union leaders after they had conferred with Mr. HInos for two hourb late to-duy, and after "no had Informed them there was no hopo of an agreement under present conditions. Mr. lilnos will send to the AVliltu House the statements of the unions to getiier with Ids own representations ir. tho coin trovers . The President thus is called on to deter mine whether the government will Brunt tho Increased wages or transfer the wago demand controversy to the orporatlonn soon to regain control of their properties. Submission of the claims and nrgu ments to the President, while temporarily ending the general negotiations, floes not mean u final break, railroad administra tion otliclnls explained. Neither mem bers of Mr. Hlnes1 staff nor the union spokesmen indicated they felt that a dead lock had at rived, although the discis sions were ended. Regardless of the President's decision in the matter, the differences could ho Ironed out after re turn of the railroads through machinery likely to lie set up by pending legislation, It was explained. Mr. nines' refusal to grant the em ployes' demands apparently wa.s based entirely on the fact that federal control soon will cease. The director-general was understood to have kept this ancle con sistently before the union men together with tho argument after which the spc- 'clal committee f. .20. ofljcers and general cnairman, autnorized ny the international convention of the brotherhood to handle the subject, will take flnal action relative to Its disposition. Events leadhic up to the disagreement between the conferees came rapidly. Pur ine the course of the day, Mr. Hlnes con ferred with Attorney-General Palmer, acquainting him with details of the con troversy. The meeting was not to be construed as Indicating action by the de partment of Justice, however, Mr. Pal mer declared. The attorney-general de clined to say whether nny action was contemplated under the Lever act in event of a strike, saying that the department did not know "where, when or how" action would be needed if any were neces sary at all. NEWPORT HAS 11 mm FIRE Bigelow & Morris Bobbin Mill Destroyed No Fire Protection Newport, Fab. 11. The Bigelow & Nor rls Bobbin Mill on Clyde street was totally destroyed by flro early this ee nn, At llv.i o'clock the shop was closed ' " " ' bursting through the roof, and In a row moments the tulldlng- was a roaring fur nace. Tho flro started in the upper part of the mill, which wh.ij stocked with bob bins. As there was no firo protection In this bectlon nothlntf could be don to avo the building- Tho loss Is c.bout J30.OOO, covered by a. CO per cent Insurance. Thero 'van no wind, otherwise two neurhy houses would doubtless also havo cone. Hundreds of peoplo wero soon on the spot to watch tho spectacular blaz-j. Fortunately tho oflleefl were In tho corner of the building farthest from tho flro and the contents of books and paperu wen Eftved. The mill, was formerly a sash and blind shop under tho management of Arthur N'o'rrls, a building contractor of this city. 'About r. year ago Charles S. Ulgelow with Mr. Norrls started tho manufacture of bobbins. The firm employed u forco of 2o men and dolny iv rushing business. The firm plana to rebuild as poun aB possible on a larger scale, Tho origin of tho flro is unknown. SENATE PASSES BRIDGE BILL FOR CHAMPLAIN Mnntpollcr, Feb. 11. Information has been recelod at Uie State House that tho United States Senato has pawed a bill providing for the construction of a bridge across Lake Champlaln between Shoreham and TIconderoga, N. Y. This 1h to bo constructed by the Addison county railroad. The bill as originally presented provided for construction by tho Rutland railroad between Orwell and TIconderoga, but In the committee It was changed to read so that It would bo con structed by tho Addison county rallroud and from Shoreham Instead of Orwell. DAVY-NORTON Rutland, Feb. 11, Miss Marlon L. Dwv.v, a graduate nurse of the Rutland hospital, iiiid B. II, Norton, senior part ner In tho Norton llnrdwuro company. Fair haven wero married lioro to-duy by tho llev Geor.'io A lluttiick. They will reside in Fair Ilavun after ulx tvooka la Florida, Following hlu vc-.'if .ic.- witn .Mr. Pal tiler, tho dlrector-cenerai met all mem hers of the union delegation with the ex ceiillon of :cpiosentuiven of the Brother hood of Maintenance of Way Employes who have called u ntriko for February 17. This nicotine lasted two hours, at tho conclusion of which Mr. Hli.cs met with tlni members of his stall relative to tho railroad administration's next move. The union loaders, who, at yestorday'u ses sion, had presented a second epitome of tnelr views, also held a separate con ference at which It wan definitely deter mined to elo'-e their ease. B. M. Jewell, noting president of tho P.allway employes department of the American Federation nf Labor carried to Mr. Hlnes notice that tho union officials had no further proposals to make and could offer nothing In amplification of the arguments already presented. Jewell also told tho director general tho employes' representatives believed that the contro versy should go to the I'resldont against Inasmuch as it was at the request of Mr. Wilson that tho original demands had Ik en held in obeyance. Intimation also was given that since It was the sentiment of the union men to employ all methods possible for all amicable settlement, thoy believed a review of the case by the. Pres ident might provide means for further negotiations should they be necessary. Director General Hlnes remained at his desk Into to-night preparing the admin istration's side of tho argument, some of which had been presented verbally dur iiik lu-u.iy s sessiuo. vii material Having t a bearing on tho controversy was expecte.l i to be sent to the White House as soon as compiled. During the conferences with the other union leaders, Mr. Hlnes was unable to meet to-day the committee representing the maintenance of way employes, head ed by J. I?. Malloy, vice-presldnt of tho organization. The committee reached Washington to-day from Detroit after attending the convention there of com mittee chairmen who Issued a call for a strike on February 17. An appointment was made for the committee to see Mr. Hlnes to-morrow. Detroit, Feb. 11. The railroad adminis tration's decision to law the wage con troversy before President Wilson had been anticipated at headquarters of the Brothei hood of Maintenance of Ways F.m plo.es and .Shop Laborers here, and ac cording to President Allen C. Baker, holds some hope of averting the strike of more than So 1,000 members of that union called for February 17. LEAGUE COUNCIL M. Bourgeois Is Entrusted With Organization of Court of In ternational Justice London, Feb. 11. The council of the League of Nations formally opened IU meeting here at noon today. Arthur J. Balfour, representing Great Britain, as sumed the chair op tho suggestion of Leon BourgeoH, representative of France. In his speech of welcome to tho dele gates, Mr. Balfour said there was only ono blot on tho meeting, and that wan that ther vcrc eh;ht nations rcprcanted instead of nine He slid that It was not desirable to touch on the absence of tho United States, but ho referred to it as marring the symmetry of the original plan of tho League, M. Bourgols In reply, added u word of rogret that the nations rcprstiirted wero only eight In number The council entrusted M. Bourgeois with organization of tho permanent court of International Justice provided for by .iriicio louruen or the leaguo covenant nnd consideration of the proposed list ot International Jurists to bo Inviicd to form n committee to preparo nhiii for eon. stltutlon of the court; Count Qulnones Do Leon, Spanish ambassador to France, witli consk'trallon of the duties of tho league relating to transit, port, water ways and railways; Dr. Gnstoa Do Cunhn, Brazilian ambassador to Franco with tho constitution of an International body for dealing with health problems and Baron Kelshlro Matsui, Japanese ambassador to France with the league's guarantee with reference to tho Polish minority treaty, Thero was little show nf public Inter est In tlie meeting of the council, few sightseers slandlng In the palaco court, ROMAN CARDINALS ASK POPE FOR MORE SALARY Rouio, Feb. ll.-The Glornalo d'ltalla says that the Cardinals living In Rome have asked tho Pope to Increase their salailes, as they cannot niako both ends meet, owing to the Increased rost of liv ing. With tile oxreptlon of the I'apal secre tary of State, the chancellor of the church and the archprlesl of St. Peter's, the cardinals, It Is pointed out, receive only what Is called a "cardinal's dish," amounting to ai.MW lire yearly, plus 2,00) llro for privy cximuihos. At tho present rate of exchange this amounts altogether to $1,175 yearly, less than the sum received Uur many parish priests in Amorica. 1EETS IN LONDON LODGE PROPOSES MODIFICATIONS Offers to Amend Eight Reserva tions in a Way Said to Be Sa tisfactory to Most Democratic Senators FOUR OTHERS ACCEPTABLE Thl l.emv.i Only Article Ten mid the .Monroe Doctrine ti tlie Only Suli JeetH of SerlniiN Dlsnirreement Xo further Debute on Trent y Washington. Feb. 11. Steps to eliminate many collateral Issues of the pnaco treaty light were taken toduy on tho lloor while negotiations weic being resumed private ly for a compromise on the two principal points remaining In controversy, Article ten and the Monroe noctrlne. Modification of eight of '.he fourteen republican reservations on the hauls of agreement.'! by the hi partisan conference nnd In a way said to be satisfactory to many democrats was proposed formally by Sonator Lodge. 'Kour of the remain ing six arc said to have heen already accepted without change by tho demo cratic lenders, leaving theso which relate to article ten and the Monroe noctrlne as the only subject.-! ot settous disagree ment.' Progress also wu.5 rUItncd in the article ten negotiation), a now draft of the re servations being declared, by the mild reservation republicans to have received approval from Senator Lodgo and from some democratic friends of the treaty. The draft was denounced by Seiuttor Hitchcock, however, as rotiRtltutlnK "not u compromise but a surrender" and much doubt remained as to its ultimate accep tance. The new reservation, said to havo heen drafted by a democrat, would deny this nation's obligation to preserve the Integrity of other league members "by the use of its military or naval forces, or by tlie economic boycott, or hy any other means," unless Congress acted in each specitle case. Under tho original republican draft the denial of tho article's obligations Is inado directly and with out the use of the explanatory of the language quoted. Senator Lodge's move In proposing modifications was In accordance wlUi a plan agreed on h republican leaders sev eral days ago. Not all of the changes embodied In his proposal had been ac- . , , i., .i ccn'ed b- th,? mocrats In tho bi-partisan conference it was said, and some demo cratlc opposition was forecast to parts of the revised program. Tho general im pression in most quartets, however, was that these differences could be disposed of. iclthout extended debate. ' The disagreement over tho Monroe doc. trlno also was thrown Into the ground, the leaders apparently believing that It might be adjusted quickly If a com promise were reached on artlclo ten. There was no debate on tho treaty dur ing the day's session, .Senator Lodge pre senting ilia proposed modifications with out comment except that ho desired to have them printed for consideration when the treaty formally comes before the Senate again next week; Ho made no statement regarding tho new article ten reservation but the mild teservatlonlsts declared they wete hopeful that later he would present It also. R. U. JOHNSON APPOINTED AMBASSADOR TO ITALY Washington, Feb. 11. Robert Under wood Johnson of New York, author and editor and one of the founders of the i League to Knfnrec Peace, lias been selected by President Wilson as ambas sador to Rome to succeed Thomas Nelson Page of Virginia, who resigned several montlus ago. The President Is expected to send the nomination to the Senate with in a few days. Mr. Johnson was born In Washington C77 'years ago and was editor of the Cen tury Magazlno from November, lWXl, to May, 1913. He Induced General Grant to write his memoirs nnd started the move ment which resulted In the creation of the Yosmlte National Purk. TROLLEY RATES ARE DECREASED AT CAPITOL Montpeller, Feb. 11, The city council this ovenlng nutliorlzcd Mayor Shurtleff o sign un agrrcinent with the Montpeller ii Burre Traction company In which the far') In Montpeller, excepting from tho pioneer station to tho Berlin town lino, will b flvo cents instead of six, but to get this derrmso tho council permitted the traction company tc Increase Itn rate between Barro and Montpel'sr from 15 to ISs cents. A similar nrranRemont has takon plp.ee In Barre, whereby a five cent, Instoad of i six cent faro exists between Jones Brother and the southurly end of tho city, whllo an arn.rcement hns V'n reac-c'. in Berlin with a provision that tho faro shall bo nlno cents Into citl er city, CONDITIONS AT GROTON ARE REPORTED V'ORSE Montpelhr, Feb. ll.-Dr. C. H. Burr has received the report of another death In Groton ns tho result of inlluenza, mak ing two that have died of tho malady. Condltlon.1 are growing worse. Dr. Burr (a trying to i-ecure nurses, hut has failed to get any. Ho called Burlington relative to the matter this morning, hut could get no help. He Is now endeavoring to secure some of thoso who took tho Bed Cross nurso training during tho war for service in Montpeller and Barre to go to Gjroton. The mental condition of peoplo In that little town of a little over 000 souls, In which every ono out ot nlno persons at least. Is HI. Is at low ebb. The townspeople uro frightened at the conditions. This, added to tho fact that death has taken two of the prominent young men of tho village, lias placed tho people In a more alarmed state of alTalrs, IDAHO ItATIFIE SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT Boise, Idaho, Fob. 11. Idaho legisla tuie lit. special session today r'atltled the woman's suffrage amendment to the pa tlonal constitution by lurge majorities In both houses. In the Senato tho vote wu in ... n with Mx members nbsent and not voting. I''"11') 1 llo thirtieth State to ratify If It's a ear, o It Ihrough tho classified -that Is, if J'ou wallt 10 sul1 . HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT; THE NEWS Addison County MIDDLEBURY An alarm of (Ire was sounded at seven o'clock Satuiday morning for what was, thought would bo a serious fire at the home of 13. H. Thomas on Thomas strifit. It was only a chimney tire, blazing fierce ly when the alarm was sounded. Chief Knglneer Fdward Higglns nnd his men were soon on the sceno nnd mado a quick run In spite of the snow drifted roads and a mile run which they had to make to get to the scene of tho trouble. The department deserves great credit for the way It responded as the snow was drifted badly. The damago Is slightly, covered by Insurance. William L. Cady went Thursday morning into the woods to got a load of wood and while thero was taken 111, managing t'i get home. His daughter, Mrs. Scaro, noticed ho did not net right when ho drjve Into the yard and Immediately went to his assistance and got him to bed. It is thought he had a slight ehock. Mrs. It. II. Llnsley of Seymour street broke a hone In her left wrist Thursday, falling over a tmg of apples which her hlt.iband had brought home and put on the floor, calling her attention to It. Dr. J. J. Ross has re ceived notification of 1i!j appointment as United States public hwUth surgeon for this section to deal especially with war risk Insurance. J. A. Jamea has resigned ns a trustee of the Addison County Trust company and George 13. Child has been i elected to fill tho vacancy. Mrs. W. O. Howard of Wendall, Idaho. Is In town on a visit to her sinter, Mlso Marjorle Martin h'd w.'i ril Martin i f S.'iti FrM nriunr, ' Cal., arrived February I, called hero hy the death of his mother, Mrs. Ida Martin, whose funeral was held the afternoon before his arrival. Miss Amelia Murry of Sudbury Is In tuwn to visit her aunt, Mrs. Herman Bis- selt. Mr. and Mrs. Tlieophllo Vendler of Toronto, Out., aro in town on a visit nf sevoral weeks with relatives. Mrs. Delia Dearborn of Brandon Is in Fast Mlddlebury to visit Miss Jennie. Session. The local branch of the i American Legion, Post No. 'J7 Is to hold Rev. T. J. Leonard officiated. There were tlie last dance of the season before 'many flowers. The bearers were Frank Lent, Friday evening, February 13, and Narrabone, Alfred Narrabonc, Frank Bracket's orchestra will furnish music. I Dupolse, George LaMountaln, Fdward Dancing will bo from ten to two LaMountaln, Frank Knowlcr and An o'clock and the proceeds will be for drew Baker. The Interment was in the the benefit of the Post. Tho Misses i Kathryn and Alphea Duckett of Brld-1 port are In town for a few weeks' visit with their aunt. Mrs. Kffle Wal ker. Mr. and Mrs. Gaston L. Surface and two young: daughters of Randolph, Virginia are visiting In town. Tous salnt Kidder has returned to his homo here after a visit of several weeks with relatives in Sherhrook, P. Q. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Munson have ro turnerl to Saratoga Springs, N. Y af ter a three months' stay in Mlddlebury and vicinity. Mrs. Benjamin J. Wlmmett has re turned to I'lorenco after a week at her former homo hero. Mr. nnd Mrs. Wll- llam Farrell, Sr., of Franklin street are ! a public meeting In the Interest of the parents of a daughter at their home 1 later-Church World Movement. John Saturday morning. More or loss snow ' Frances, who hns been visiting in fell almost 1 every day last week and 1 Mlddlebury and vicinity for six weeks thero is a greater quantity on tho ground hns started on his return to Stockton, now than peoplo In general know what 1 Calif., where he has been residing for 2B to do with. The country people are I years. There arc quite a number or cases blockaded In their own towns and onlynf K""'r In town at prefont and a few a very few of them attempt to get Into I houses are quarantined for Influenza, this town. The snow Is three feet deep j Rt "'ere have been no deaths so far and over in many places and it makes , thl tlmo nni1 tnf cases are generally con very hard sledding for tho farmers who ' sldered to he of a light nature. James in many cases have to drive their cattle and William Winch have gone to Spring long distances for water to haul the field, where they expect to be engaged water to their homes. Thev are hoping through the coming yoar.-Mr. and Mrs. for a break In the long stretch ot severe ' Horaco Klmer and sister, Mrs. Henry weather so as to be better able to at tend to their winter farm work. Mrs. lennlo M. Crosbv hns returned from tbe Mary Fletcher hospital, where she spent a month for an operation. Mrs. Crosby is gaining In strength day hy dny and is now aide to bo about tho house. Word wa,s received Sunday from New York of the death of Mrs. Agnes Sunder land, wife of F.dwin S. Sunderland from pneumonia. She was born In Albany, N. Y., April 27, lS'.il, tho daughter of Mr. md Mrs. James Allen Warner of Albany. She Is survived by n husband and her ' Brewster, a business man of this village, parents. The remains wero brought to 1 whllo' attending a meeting held In the Middlcbury and Inken to tho home of her : Masonic hall Tuesday evening was sud granilinother, Mrs. G. S. Walnwright, denly taken with a shock whllo sitting where tho funeral was held Wednesday at his desk as secretary of the lodge and morning at 11 o'clock with burial In the ; fell from his chair to the lloor. His West cemetery. Monday, market day, eggs brought HO conts, dairy butter GO to 65 cents and creamery butter GS cents. Lake Dunmoro Lodge, No. 11, I. O. O. F., will work the first degree Wednesday evenlng.-Deputy Sheriff Noble J. San- . ford, who has been ill for a week, has m far recovered as to be able to be out again Ellsworth Cornwell hns returned from Washington, I). C. where he has been for a tew days, nnd la now con lined to the house by illness. Mr, and Mrs. LuclU3 Buttolph, who were called , hero a few days ago hy the death of Mrs. ButtJlph's mother. Mrs U, II Martin, have roturned to their homo Ii Shoreham. A general meeting of tho ladles of St. Stephen's Kplscop.il Churr;- will bo held Friday evening at 7'CO o'clock at tho homo if Mrs. H. B. Hanson. Mrs. Lewis Lcno ras gone on a trip to the State of Maine to visit relatives. Miss Lulu Hodges, who has been spending a year In town, hus returned to Walthnm, Mass. The ladles of tho Fast Middlcbury Guild will meet at the homo of Miss Nor.i Peck Thursday. Humphrey C Sullivan has returned from Burlington, where ho has been for two weeks under treatment toh rheumatism. He is considerably Improved. Mr. nnd Mrs. Franklin Abbott of Philadelphia aro on a round of visits to friends In Middlcbury and neighboring towns. James Lynch and Alfred Markham of Plnttsburgh, N, Y,, havo arrived In town and expect to stay hero for several months. Charles Rock of Ludlow is In town for soveral weeks, Mr. nnd Mrs. Lucius L. Nlsum, who were married In Shoreham Tuesday, havo arrived here after a brief wedding trip In Montreal and have gouo along to Brldport. whero they Intend to take up their residence. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Parsons of Schuy lervllle, N, Y,, nro In town to spend a, few weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Nestor Glassing have returned to Reading. Pa., after nu extended visit In Mlddlebury and vicinity, Miss Hazel Proctor Is spending a few weeks ut the home of her parents In Fair Haven, Harry Rose nnd William Bur well havo returned to North Adams, .Mass,, after several months' business en gagement lir this vicinity. News was received Tuesday of tha death on tho night before In Hartford, Conn., of Stanley Drnllotto, son nf Mr, and Mrs. Joseph Drollette of West Corn wall, Young Diolletto went to Hartford about a week ago and got a place to work In a rubber manufactory, but was taken with double pneumonia and died utter only u few duys' Illness, Ills .'ZSrtBgt Y COUNT! brothcr, Allen Drolleste. and his sister went down Sunday night and were with him when lie died, but he was uncon scious and did not recognize them. Miss Gohlla Severance of New York city Is visiting In town for n couple of weeks. Mrs. Hansom S. Benedict, n former resi dent, has returned to Proctor after vlslt lrjg hero and In Bristol and Brldport. Chester L. Barton nnd and sister. Miss Helen B. Barton, who have been In Mlddlobury and vicinity since before New Year's, have returned to Philadelphia, Pa. Mr, and Mrs. Francis Mlchaells of Hoboken, X. J., are In town for two or three weeks. The mid-week prayer meeting at the Congregational Church will be held in the vestry Thursday eve ning as usual. Tho topic will bo "The Christian Faith as Interpreted hy tho Author of the Book of Hebrews." The discussion will bo led by the pastor, the llev. Henry C. Newell. Tho Misses Flora and Jennie Lalielle of Montpeller are In town for a week. Mr. nnd Mrs. Abel Farnham have returned to Cambridge, Mass., after several weeks In Mlddlebury and neighboring towns. Mrs. Sarah Belknap of Ogdensburg, N. Y a former resident with her sons, John and Francis, are visiting old-thnc friends In this sec tion. Mr. nnd Mrs. flnbrlcl Frclstcln and daughter, Miss Gabrlelo Frelsteln, of Brooklyn, N, Y aro In town for a month. Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Bingham ot Rochester are In town for several weeks. Tho funeral of Mrs. Agnes (Warner) Sunderland, who died In New York city Sunday and whoso remains were hrought hero Tuesday morning, and taken to tho homo ot her grandmother, Mrs. G. S. Walnwright, was held at the house Wed nesday morning at 11 o'clock. The Itcv. Henry C. Newell pastor nf tho emigre Rational Church officiated, assisted by the Rev. L. K. Sunderland of New York city. There wero many very beautiful flowers. The hearers wore Rufus Waln wright, George Slwart, John A. Fletcher, Clarence 0. Wells of this village, Rleli- ard Corkran of York, Pa., and Maurice (llnghnm. The Interment was in tho fam- lly lot In the West cemetery. Tho fun eral of Lusher Nnrrnbonp of Salisbury was held at St. Mary's Catholic rnurcli Wednesday morning at nine o'clock. The Catholic cemetery In this village. Miss Ruth II. Benedict went Wednesday to Rutland, where she Intends to tako a three-yenr course for trained nurses In the Rutland city hospital. Miss Benedict was given a fine send-off by her friends at tho Hotel Logan nn Monday evening and was presented with a generous little purso of money to help her along in her new departure. Tho Misses Nora and Delia St. John have returned to Hnrd wlek after several weeks In town. Mrs. James T. Florence and daughter, Miss Cornelia Florence, of Lawrence, Mass., lire In town for a eouplo of weeks. Judgo Charles I. Button will go to Or- well to-day and this evening will address .Carlton of Saybrook, Conn., aro in town for a short visit. Mrs. Honora Harvey and daughter. Miss Margaret Harvey, , have returned to Plymouth, Mass., after 1 "n e.xienuuu mmi un I friends In Mlddlebury relatives and anil adjoining towns. Mrs. R. C. Flagg has received news of the serious lllnesn nf her twin brother with influenza in a hospital in Fllznbeth, J. The second In a series of "Steward ship Studies" will be given 111 the Baptist , Church this evening at 7:3H. William H. brother Masons were soon at his side and medical nld was summoned. Ho was taken from the hall on a stretcher and tho Blackmer ambulance took htm to his home on Washington street. Tho re mains of Stanley Droullette were brought hero Tuesday evening from Hartford , conn., wnere no men -uonuay oi pnou- "noma, arm taKen to nis nome in torn wall. The funeral will bo held at St. Mary's Catholic Church In this village at nine o'clock this morning and interment will bo In the Catholic cemetery. The 1 Rev. and Mrs. R. E. Whittlmoro will en tertain the members of the Senior Chris tian Kndeavor of tho Merrrorlnl Baptist Church at tho parsonago Friday evening. Tho meeting of tho women of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church which was to havo been held with Mrs. II. 3. Hanson on Friday evening, has been post poned until further notice. VERGENNES Martin Dyko. who had boon 111 for sev. eral weeks with fever, died Thursday morning at tho homo of his parents, Mr. and Mis. Jesso M. Dyke, on Main street. Martin Diko died Thursday at tho homo of his parents, Mr, nnd Mrs. J. M, Diko ,on Main street after a month's Illness from fever, aged 21 years. He was horn in Salisbury August 10, 1SSS. He attended school In Cornwall and Addison and had passed most of his llfo in the latter town. Sinco December 1 ho has been In tho employ of Dr. F, C. Phelps. Besides his parents, a brother, Walter M. Dike, of Hartford, Conn., ur. vlves. Tho' funoral was hold Sunday, tho Rev. Thomas Neal, Jr., olllolatlng, A prayer service was conducted nt the house at 11:00 a. m. nnd the funeral serv Ico was held at tho Baptist Church In Addison with burial In the Addison ceme tery. Mrs. Elizabeth (Mossey) Richards, widow of Augustus Richards, died Satur day morning nt tho homo of her daugh ter, Mrs. Edward Pllon, from general breaking down, aged 89 years. Sho was born In Canada but has lived hero for many years. She Is survived by ono daughter, Mrs. Edward Pllon of Vcr gonnes nnd two sons, Oeorgo Richards ot Worcester and Frederick Richards of Rutland. llminet Powers of Des Moines, la., son of Georgo Powers, a former res! dent and well known business man of this place, called on friends hero Saturday on his way to Buffalo, N, Y, Miss Ruth aoodspeed of Pnnton Is spending' a few (Continued uu pniro U) HlpUi FUEL HTM SERIOUS War Time Heat and Light Regu lations May Be Necessary in Massachusetts and Possibly in Other States STATEMENT BY STORROW ltnllroi.il. Arc Movlngr Only About One limrtrr or the V or mill Amount or Soft Conl Hard Ciml Supply In Said to He Ample Boston, Feb. 11. Wartime heat and light regulations may be necessary In Massachusetts and possibly In tho rest of Now Fngland, as a result of tho coal shortage. James J. Storrow. Htntn foot administrator, said to-day. Only quick reuei will prevent Issuanco ot such or ders, lie said. Mr. Storrow said ho could go to Wash ington to-night In an effort to obtain action by the central coal rommlttco of the railroad administration to relievo the situation here. An Increase In the amount of water-borne coal, especially from Hampton Roads where thero Is an nmplo supply, Im the only means of obtaining sultlclent coal stocks tor Now Hngland he declared. The lallioads, moving only ahout one quarter of the normal amount of not' coal, according to the administrator, aro doing all they can to help but tho storm hampered their operations to the poln that tho water routes alone offer means of relief, "There is no need to feel con (ern about the hard coal supply, it i ample, Mr. Storrow said. SUPREME COURT TAKER FINAL ADJOURNMENT Montpeller, Feb. ll.-The adjournment of the Vermont Supreme Court took place this morning following the argument of two cases. The first was in tho Washing ton county ease ot A. A. Binnchl vs. C. F. Millar In which the defendant obtain ed a verdict in the lower court to which tho plaintiff took exceptions. This caso Is relative to an automobile accident in Barre In the summer of 1D1S. I The second case was Carl Bombardier, B. N. F vs. Alfred Goodrich In which tho plaintiff in the lower court obtained a verdict of $S.". to which the defendant I took exceptions and carried tho caso to Supreme Court. K. R. Davis and Max L. I Powell were the attorneys. I Thero being no other case ready for sr' igument, adjournment until the May term tooit place. CABOT LOSES ITS SUITS AGAINST TWO TOWNS Montneller. Fob. 11 The inwr, nf e! was defeated in the two cases it brought against two other towns relative to 'ho care of a certain family which the town of Cabot helped. The action was brougi t by Cabot separately against the towrs of Lyndon and St. Johnsbury and this morn ing in Washington eountv rnnri ,nri.r. meiit for the defendant in each ease to recover its costs was given, to whlc"i tho town of Cabot took exceptions. In the matter of the estate of WPIlam. Ltttlctohu tllllirnient wna milnrn.) ..Ffl. lug the decision of tho probate court anil ino matter certified back to that court. WILL MOVE TO SET ASIDE THE GRAHAM VERDICT Motion Will He llenril Iteroi-e .llldij Ilutler nt Itutlniii! Tn.tlny Brattleboro, Feb. 11. Attorney Heibert G. Barber former attorney general, left this afternoon for Montpeller, to br pres. ent to-morrow at further proceedings iil the ease of the State against ex-Govcrno? Horace F. Graham of Craftshury. At torney Barber said before leaving that at a hearing before Judge Fred M. But ler of Rutland to-morrow, counsel for? Mr. Graham would move that the verdict be set aside on the ground that some oj the Jurymen expressed nn opinion befora the trial as to Mr. Graham's guilt or in nocence, also on the ground that tho vcr diet was against the evidence. If tho mo tion Is sustained, Mr. Barber said thu State through Attorney General Frank C. Archibald will move for a now trial nnd If It is overruled the State will asl; Judge Butler to Impose sentence and tha respondent will appeal to tho Supremo Court on exceptions taken at the trUU FLETCHER RESIGNS AS AMBASSADOR TO iMEXICO Washington, Feb. 11. President Wilson to-day accepted tho resignation of Hen. ry P. Fletcher as ambassador to Mexico. Mr. Fletcher wroto tho President send ing his resignation several weeks ago, but his letter has not been made public. Mr. Fletcher's resignation will bocomo effective February 15, but It is understood that thus far tho President has not so lectod his successor nnd It was doubted that nny selection would bo made In tha immediate future. Mr. Fletcher has been stationed In Washington for nearly a year and during that tlmo the affairs of tho embassy at Mexico City havo been conducted by George Summerlln as charge. RUTLAND BOY VICE. PRES. OF STOCK YARDS CO. Rutland, Feb, 11. Halsey E. Pronto, son of Mrs. E. D, Poronto of this city, hns been mado vice-president and a direc tor of the Chicago Stockyards company, and F. L. Stetson Harm.in, son of former County Clerk "and Mrs. Henry A. Hnr man ot this city, has been made assist ant secretary, Mr, Harman Is a youn lawyer and was formerly associated with tho ofllco of Judge Frank L. Fish at Vergennes. GE0RG7 L. DUNHAM NOT CANDIDATE FOR G0V Brattloboro, Fob. 11. Georgo L. Dun hnni, who has been prominently mem tlonod ns a probnblo republican candidate for governor, stnlcd this afternoon that hu would not enter tho field and wouhl not bo a candldnto In uny sense of tin word, although ho has received offer ot support from nil parts of tho State Frederick H. Babbitt of Bellows Falls ha mado no definite statement, but wltll Mr. Duulinm Is head ot tho Dunham Bros, compnny and has represented Brattlo boro the past two terms of tho Legisla ture. Mr. Babbitt is head of u large paj per concern.