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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 192.
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ALDERMEN AGGEPI
RAILROAD S OFFER
Matter of Taxes for Years 1911
to 1919 Adjusted, Central
Vermont to Pay $9,028 and
Rutland $3,703, Pending Suits
to Be Withdrawn
The fcoard of. aldermen Monday evening
Hi a special meeting voted to accept
tho offer of tho Contral Vorroont mid
Jutland railroads In Bottloinont of back
laxa for tho years 1911 t ial9-
elusive, Thn Central Vermont offered
to pay on cr boforo April 1 tho sum of shown by tho directory published by tho detourcd over tho Contra! Vermont bo- i and north to Montreal," writes Llcut.-Col.
f,088, and. tbo Rutland railroad will Committee on Friendly nidations among cause of tlio vrock of the anow plow at L. II. Dronnan, A. S. A., with head
I'f.y nnd wilhd.a' suits for tbo fopaign students. The tlrjeti .Mountain Isle La Motte, but by night that was quarters In Boston, In a letter to James
taa paid In two years tinder protest. ,
The claims oj Urn city In tho Central
v..,.n. r.n n,nr.iii''ril tn n.bout 1 2. i
JO0 end In the Itutland ratio Si.965.
Th collection of theso taxes baa
btwi hanging flra since 1311 and If
c&riletl Into court would moan almost
indices litigation as numerous qucs-
ttono arise over dlsputod ownership of
Central Vermont. Ho uald that tho
property on wMoh tho Lake ChampMn
ror nuiroaa Ppos u w..c
rjf wan hold In tills manner It was
Dxmxied under tho Stato laws
rror.i
municipal taxes. Another pleco of prop
torcporty. tho nuetitlor. as to what tlio "'iuisou uncnunu, conniio ui mmg. , Tho New York td
rallrowiM should pay taxes on and what nurnoer -5 are at tne 1 imcrsny or uicepcr duo at 4:17 arrived at 5:57
Hot, and many other complicated quea- 1 .' ,, 'l'. l,v 7? ' went on to Montreal over tho
Uons. ',"r"u'' -iib. in me uiiiverriiy Vermont, and Sunday's Boston
w ' . . . . I Of Yermnnr tn favnt-nh v lrnnu-n no i ttnn,l .... , ....
VT4 y MoF-vcteru appeared ror xno -- , " wmrn nyi ueon stuck In tho
"T r v o rlvnd r TlU88!:l. Ua'y. Greece, East India. British
at WWW when to raUroad rocoUoc la Q, Bahama LlamU-, Austria and Ar-
dollar year for !U rtaJ. In hlsopln- mcn(a M
Ion It was not taxable, but wae ho.d .,,, ,, ... . ,,,u.,..
vny was tne iana on w. v.a.,u- B)do , Ncw EnBlilnd ,.na that
houoe of tho J. O. Mlddlobrook com--bcc(lUfJO tnesc tWQ slatCf hnvo two of tho
iany was located. This the railroad )p,.c.st pducntonaI institutions in tho
-a willing should be taxod and would itountrj Tho statca wnch are below Ver
pay the full amount. Then thoro waa aimont nro ;,ia0i New Hampshire, in spite
!orre amount of proporty which tho 1 0 ti, fne. ,),. ri.nrt
J. B. Booth Lumber company claimed
8 Its proporty. Tho railroad also claims
It and Is charging the Booths rental
although It is receiving nono. It waa
Wllllng to compromise on tne taxes in,
this respect and would pay on an ns-
oessment of $!!0,000 instead of J50.000
as charged. Other pieces of property
wore where Athletic park was once,
.land along tho right of way east of
the tunnel, west of North nvenuo and
land used by the Crane and the She
pard & Morse companies. It was plain
that If tho matter was taken into
court, tho question of ownership would realty serves as a reminder ot the fact j on "no to Boston and Montreal, but
come up along with other matters of Jtnat tne cty 'ot Hllri11Bton is directly'""5 'rains over those lines were improv
ing; dispute, such as who owns the i lutcrcstctl in the final disposition of the ' 'nR H'elr tlmo as the day advanced. Be-
terminus of Main street, etc.
The amount of revenue derived from
proporty was shown to be ridiculously
small In numerous cases, and this tended I
to show that the railroad used the prop- I
rty to help run the railroad and not as
an investment. A recent decision was
quoted, which was made In Montpeller,
when the railroad was not obliged to pay
taxes on property which was ueed as an
aid to handling the railroad traffic by
Betting concerns to locate In accessible
places on the railroad tracks.
V The Rutland railroad did not ask much
at a reduction. There It had mainly to
do with bringing down tho assessment on
land which the Roblnson-Kdwards com
pany had relinquished and which was
now bringing no revenue, but was used
eolely for railroad purposes. Unless the
resolutions, which were drawn by City
Attorney Hopkins and presented by
Aldermen Hanbridge nnd Patrick, are
vetoed by Mayor Jackson the money will
bo paid the city on or before April 1, If
desired, when tho city will give the roads
a complete discharge. The same questions
will come up again In two years when tho
quadrennial appraisal Is made again and
will bo threshed out by the board at that
time. Assessors Beaupre and Nye wero
on hand last evening to give information
regarding different pieces of property.
Another matter which came up bforo
the board was the application for an In
crease In the salary of the policewoman.
It was voted to Increase her pay $400 per
year, making It $25 per week. The vote
was unanimous.
SEEKS A DIVORCE
M'lfe of Government Steamboat In
prctor Alleges Intolerable Severity
Captain Charles A. Potter, steamboat
inspector tor nils district, is made tno In chancery against Samuel R. Waiq, fin E. P. Wells, Henry L. Ward and Ed
defendant in a dlvorco suit brought Mon- 'Leonard Moulton and Biicll Irish, also of mum r. Mower, special administrators,
day by Mnry A. Potter on tho grounds , Underbill, in which the plaintiff seeks ngalnst Hannah P. Wells and Anna Wolls
of Intolerable severity while the parties damages for the cutting of tlmbpr on land 1 Sykes. contestants, had been set through
lived together In this city and In Oswego, on which she holds a mortgage .Accord- I agreement of the nttorneys for March
N. Y., before coming to Burlington. j Ing to the specifications of tho case, E. z:. Owing to tlio Illness of Attorney R.
Captain and Mrs. Potter have lived in . L. and G. L. Howard de!lveredxto the E. Brown, however, 4. L. Sherman, who
Burlington about a year, coming here I plaintiff on May 1, 18. a deed to certain , Is associated with Mr. Brown and with
March 20, 1919. They ceased to live to- land In Undcrhlll and Westford, in order 11. A. Cushlng of New York ns attorneys
ecther about two weeks ago. Mrs. Potter to secure tho sum of $2300. Later, Samuel , for tho contestants, asked that the case bo
now resides at 03 Buell street. R. Ward purchased tho equity of rcdemp- pacsed and lose Its place. C. H. Darling,
Mrs. Potter's maiden name was Mary tlon from the Howards. Since then, It Is representing the administrators, objected
A. Carey. She married Mr. Potter in Buf- claimed Ward has been cutting timber to this and declared that March 22 had
falo, N. Y on Juno 22, 1895, and they havo fr0m tho land, which Is not yet free from been agreed upon as tho dato for trial
lived together In that city, In Toledo, O., the mortgage, and has sold this timber to with reference to nnother will caso which
and at Oswego, N. Y.. beforo coming to tho lumber dealers. Moulton and Irish. Is coming up later In Franklin county
Burlington. They havo no chlldre.li. Mrs. Thn plaintiff has asked for and obtained court. He said that he did not think tho
Potter asks in her petition that shn bo nn Injunction to heep Ward from cutting rase should bo nllowed to loso Its placo,
irranted temporary alimony and suit mon- further timber and to ptevent Moulton but that it should bo brought to trial an
y renaing mo mai or mo caso, ann tnai
no do B-ven Huiiaine Fnnaneni iiiimuny
when the caso Is Bottled. Mrs. l'ottcr Is
STPfesented In this cuae by It. E. Brown,
Two other dlvarco cases wero entered
tn county court Monday. Herbert J.
fiilntol of thlr city seeks a divorce from
Mary Evelyr. Stingo! on tho grounds of
Kdultery and Intolerable severity. Tho
(couple wre married September 15. 191",
in Burlington tho maiden name of tho
U'neloo being Mary Evelyn Mahr.
.Madeline Jackson of Burlington seeks
f divorce from Lester E. Jackson nn tho
Kroundii of Intolerable rewrlty. neglect
ajid refusal to support. They worn mar
Wed October 3, 1917, the maiden name of
tno petitioner being Madellno Yandow.
R, E. Brown represento the putttluner in
th theso cases.
CROSS BILL FILED
faptaln (X A. Potter Entrm !ult for
Dhomv Following Wlfr'a Action
Captain Charles A. Potter, govcni-
jlicnt inspector of steamships for thln.C. A.
district, filed Tuesday morning a pe
tition for dlvorco from Alary j, nincr, i
thin being a cross-bill to thn petition
filed tho previous day by Mrs. Potter
to secure a dlvorco from him. Both pe-
itlons aro entered on thn same grounds,
rvtolerablo tsovnrlty. Thoro Is one chief
ifferenco in the petitions. Mrs. Potter
:. a i,. i,.jrr.r. nn ihlntrr, which
titl
Int.ole
At:
fcuses
hnvo happened beforo tho parties camo
tp Burlington, as well as slnco thoy
csmo here last yoar, while Mr. Potter
confines his charge tn Intolorahlo sev
erity "whllo living at Burlington." V.
Jii Bullard appears for Mr. Potter,
wllilo Brown AV. Bailey aro tho attor
"fyi for Mrs. Potter.
Vpur othor dlvorco rases were, filed
frimwtnv. Charles E. Avcrlll asks for
dtvoroo from Mary E. on tho grounds
of intolerable sovorlty and wilful do- j
ncrtlon. They woro married renruary
X0, 1910 nt Golden. Colorado, und havo
lived in Burlington slnco 1914.
Mury Brlssotto nf Burllnnton seeks
at divorce from Napolecn Brlssotto on
thp grounds of ndulteiy, Intolerable
pavurity, wilful desertion and refusal
fa auBport. Thoy were married at
Chazy, N. Y., May 20, 1888, and have
llvod In Burlington slnco 1001.
Florence Cnssldy haH entered a lilll of
divorce against Charles Cassldy on tho
grounds of ndultury, Intolerable sev
erity nnd refunal to support. Tliry wrfo
married July 9, 1917, In Burlington and
havo lived hero and In Wllllston. F. A.
Hullard appears for tho petitioner In
each of tho abovo cases.
Ruth Phillips aennalne of Burllng
ton has entered a case for a dlvorco
from George Ocrmalno on tho groundn
of Intoleraljlo severity and refusal to
support. They wore mnrrlcd December
IS, 1900, at Lnr.oln. Tho libelee now re
sides at Hlnesburg. They havo two
children, Hi and olght years old, re
spectively, for which the petitioner
asku tho caro and custody.
STATE STANDS HIGH
Vermont College Take Lrncl In Num
ber of Foreign Stndont
That Vermont stands hleh outside of
this country as an educational Stato li
Stato Is far ahead of any State of any-
where near Its population In the number
of f orrlgu students attending Its colleges.
!n, University of Vermont is stir-
1 passed by only the largest educational
" u'"s ana some aiong tne uoracrs
o m irum neigiiuoriiig
countries. I
In crtnotit at tho presnt time there
hw.-" ""r"'u" "
stJ(,lci;tBr - 0lml
from Cub h Domlnlcal, nopub,ICi Itaty
., H,, '
n.,i.. n-. i ... ..... ......
' rank abovo Vermont In tho nioiber of out-
within its borders, nhndn 1,-land. Wntr
Virginia. Wvomlmr. South C.iroiiim. nk-
jahonia, North Carolina. New Moxlco, No-
Vada. Montana, Mississippi. Idaho, Florl-
da, Delaware, Arkansas and Arizona.
HOME FOR AGED MEN
Provision In WIU of I.nle rhnrlrn
it.
Wetherby Is llecnlled
A request from Arthur G. Crano, trus
tee of the estato of the lato Charles B.
Wflthfirhv fnp .norinlualntl tn snll crtti.n
estate. '
The laws of Vermont do not require per
mission from tho city under the clrcum
stances which exist in this case, but the
purchaser desired It and City Attorney J
Hopkins was asked to secure it.
Mr. Wetherby, whoso death occurred in
Burlington In 1913. left the use of his es
tate to his wife, Mrs. Hattle Laura Weth
erby, during her lifetime, when It goes
to his brother, Henry L. Wetherby, if he
Is then living, to uso until his death. Then,
after numerous public and private, lie.
quests are made, the residue goes to tno
city of Burlington for the establishment
of a homo for the old men of Vermont.
The Institution will be o -rated along the
same lines as is the Homnicr Aged Worn
en.
Mr. Wetherby made several of'cr be-
ntlaata In Ills will Thn nm nf r. ftfiO ivlll
1 po to thn Mnrv Fletnher hnsnltnl. J2.fl00
to the Home for Friendless Women, ?:,000
to tho Homo for Aged Women, $1,000 to
the Kurn Hattln Homes for hoys at Sax
tons River, $10,000 to the Proctor sani
tarium, $1,000 to the .loffcrsonvllle Ceme
tery association. $1,000 to Lottie MoKar
land of Johnson and Fred E. Smith of Jef
fersonvllle. Mrs. Wetherby not only has the use of
the estate, but may draw on the princi
pal if she finds it necessary nnd has
$10,000 in addition, Mr. Wetherby was con
sidered wealthy at tho time of his death
and the sum which will bo left for tho
establishment of the Homo for Aged Men
will be In excess of $100,000, In tho opinion
of those in a position to judge.
SUIT OVER TIMBER
Underbill Womnn CI ill in m It Ik Mollis
Illegally Cut by S. It. Ward
Mary Jane Benedict of Unilerhlll has
entered in Chittenden county court a rase
nd Irish from paying to Ward tho money
for tno timber already delivered. It Is
claimed that tlio money for this timber
should bo paid to tho plaintiff to help
pay off the mortgage.
BLUE TRIANGLE HOUSE
MInk Mnmnrrt Plllliiir of llriinlnsrlnn tn
Ho Ilerreallon Illrertor
Miss Margaret Pilling of' Bennington has
accented an nnnnlntinent as refrn.ntlnn
director at the Blun Trinncln Hnnse. nml
will assume her duties Anrll 1. flns mil.
Ing will be warmly welcomed to Burling
ton by all who know her In her recreation
al work at Oak Ledge ramp lust summer.
She Is a graduate "f tho New Haven
Normal School of gymnastics. For two
years she was teacher of physical ediica-
lion at Hoosick Falls. N. Y and sho
has been director of the Bellows Falls
playground for two summers. Last Hum.
mer sho was in charge of recreation nt
Oak Letlgn Camp. She omen to Burling-
ton from a position In tho Boston Y. W.
W. HOWE, Al MANAfiEIU hVIIA-
OUMJ "POST NTAMIAIIIl"
David W. Howe, who has been In
charge of the gravure advertising do-
partment of thn Post-Standard, Syraciife,
Now York, during the lam ix months,
has been made advertising mnnimr r
that newspaper. Ills piovIoiim news-
Paper connections wero with tho Bulling-
ton, Vt Frco Press; Lowell, Mass.,
Courlor-Cltlzen, nnd the New
York Trl-
bune.
IIOIIEiri'S-WI.-VTKH BOTTOM
A quiet wedding took placo Saturday af
ternoon nt three o'clock at tho Methodist
parsonage when Cread. It. Unberts nnd
mIsb Georglo Wlntcrbottom wero united
In marriage by tho lluv. J. A. Hamilton.
There wero attended by the bride's sis
ter. Miss Dorothy Wlntcrbottom, and,
Corporal Daniel Gallant. Thn brldo woro
a blue traveling suit with hat to match,
and u corsugo bouquet of sweet peas, The
bridesmaid nlbo worn blue and carried
carnations. Ml', and Mrs. Itoborts left on
tho 4:15 train for u thort honeymoon.
hat It now has on Uh toIIb
Slam, Serbia, Sweden. Syria,
IS
Trains Running and Some of
m, .T , .
Thein Nearly on Time SnOW
Plow Wrecked at Isle La Motte
While Trying to Buck a Big
Drift
Practically all of tho trains on both tho
Itutland am Central Vermont railroads
wtro running again Monday and somo
of them very nearly on-schedulo time.
During the morning and, afternoon tho
Rutland trains north of this city woro
cleared up and the C:33, which was about
four hours late, went up through tho
Islands. For tho hnnndt nf ttm n-ntn
In tho Islands, howevor, a special train j
wns sent up about five o'clock to Grand
mn and North Hero. This camo back
as a mux tram and went on to Now York,
Beginning with Monday morning's
sleepers, thn situation looked more prom-
Montroal
and
Contral
slepcor,
snow on
tho Bellows Falls division, arrived about
11:30 a. m. This train ran only to Bur
llngton. Sunday morning's New York
to Montreal sleeper which followed tho
derailed snow plow Sunday night re
turned to Burlington about 11 o'clock Mon
day morning and was broken up and
sent down as part of tho sleepers last
nignt. it took somo tlmo to clear un tho
racls at Molto so trnm couId
m- I'unumcii. i no accuieni napponcu
when tho snow plow, which was being
pushed by two engines and two cabooses.
made a great effort to plow through an
exceptionally high drift. Instead ot
going through, tho plow flew up and to
Pieces and tho first engine nnd the for
ward trucks of the second were derailed.
T'"1 sleeper returned with two engines
on each end. Another Incident which
nt Ilrst looked ns though It wa(5 going to
further hold up traffic on tho Hutland
road was the derailment of a snow plow
at East Walllngford. This was soon re
rniled, however, nnd traffic resumed.
The lino through to New York Mon
day seemed practically clear and tho trains
running to and from New York and points
along that route wero as nearly on tlmo
as any. There wns tlll a llttlo trouble
cause of the trouble between hore and
Montreal a section of the. Montreal to
New York flyer was made up at Burling
ton and left for the south at one o'clock
Monday afternoon. The 9:40 sloeper
for Boston was made up at Burlington
null left an hour late, and
the Montreal to New York sleeper, duo to
leave at 10:51, loft nearly on time. Tho
11 :20 was reported about on time.
Over the Central Vermont road tho
travel was nearly normal. The Boston
& Maine, however, has refused to carry
nny heavy equipment until conditions
Improve so thero will bo no diners or
parlor cars on the Central Vermont trains
and the 10:13 Monday night carried no
deepen". This left about on time.
ENTIRE RAILROAD BLOCKED
Woodstock, tho shire town of Windsor
county, has been completely isolated by
tho storm. Tho 14-milo railroad between
that place and White lllver Junction
is blocked by drlfts.vwlth the plow In
Woodstock and tho engines In White
River Junction. Until the Central Ver
mont or Boston & Maine road can sparo
a snow plow, therefore, Woodstock and
the other places on the lino are likely
to be shut olf from the rest of the world,
especially since the highway which prac
tically parallels tho railroad also Is Im
passable. COUNTY COURT OPENS
ContrNliintN Auk Hint, Well Will Cnso
I.onc IMnce on Calendar
Chittenden county court was officially
opened yesterday morning at 10 o'clock
with Judge Frank L. Fish of Vcrgenncs
presiding.
In tho call of thn docket Tuesday
nornlng, It was made known that tho
ensn In reunrrl In thn will nf ilm Into Uf,
igreed upon. Judgo Fish announced that
the matter would bo left open for the
present.
No business was dono in court Tues
day except to call tho docket and find
out something ohout what cases are ready
for trial. Tlio Jury was called for yes
terday afternoon when tho first
Jury case, that of Thomas Beeves; trus
tee In bankruptcy nf tho estato of Thom
as Redmond vs Katln Redmond, was
dated for trial.
Other Jury cases which, It Is expected,
will bo tiled early in the term are: Mabel
L. Ravler vs. Carolina L. Nelson; A. J.
Itnlght vs. Fred Howes et al; J. S. Heff
lon vs. Fred Howes et al; 8. II. Miller vs.
AugUht Ferger & Co.; and Henry F. Bo
hoiuion vs. Earl 11. Smith.
Altogether, there wero 2S cases set for
trial by Jury. Besides those already mon
. n nhltll.. XTt..n..A
tlonnd, tliey are ns followH! Phillip Mlsque.
ailm'r., vs. Edward A. Heath; Mary E.
Taylor vs. tho Burlington Traction com-
pany; AVIIliain Ouyetto vs. thn Burlington
Traction company; Unadllla Silo company
vs. E. F. and Rnsalyn Nash; Herbert H.
I Tciichout vs. Joseph Pnrlr.o; Age! &
Miller vs. O. C. Stacy Livery Co.; Peter
S.tseen vs. Abraham Allen; James G. O.
't'...i,- ' ,.i v. Wellhii'ton Wlmblo
et al.; Sidney Newcomb, adm'r. nf tho
estato of W. W. Smith, vh. Fred Howes
and L. B. Blown; Bernard F. Shanley vs.
Daniel Hurlev ot al.; Hnsea N. Woods
vs.. J. H. Hamilton; George Fortun.ito
.... i- a..ui. i i.r Kliidnr.
'adm'r., vs. Bernard F. Shnnley; Beryl
Wi rtandall vs. Borylo Lumber Co.;
MrriH Brown vs. Hay Fletcher; Joseph
Parlzo vs. J. H. Allen ct al.: Hosea N.
u-nn.i vB Wl'lfrnl MuhhIo! Veronica Loveo
v. Burllncton Traction Co.: Joseph
iinenn vs. Allen k. Corklns el al.: and
Ursula Plcho vs, Kenneth Ashley,
Besides theso Jury cases, about 25 cases
wero set for trial with tho court, and
' thoro wero petitions to transfer several
cases from tho general docket to tho Jury
and court dockets. These motions for
transfer will bo tnken up by tho court
later, after they have been placed In
writing.
Tlio following vurvn wero entered set
tled nnd discontinued: Jury calendar,
Salvator Palermo vs. James Palermo;
Alnxamlef Tiii riilii vh. John McGuirn:
court calendar, Urceka Bevcrago company
vs. B. J. Fayotto; Madden & Kent vs.
.lohn Stownrt; civil docket, I). .t. McMahon
vs. John A. Ashy; J. W. l'ngo vs. llalph
Donlo, apt.; Champtain Motor Co. vs.
Abraham Fleishman: Alfred L. I'carl vs.
Burlington Traction Co.: Hemnn
I Wheeler, adm'r. a. 11. Eddy's ostate, vs.
Anson II. Eddy; Strong Hardware Co. vs.
A. 8. Black: ""chancery docket, D. H.
Kccdy, tr vs. T. F. Lcary. News Pub-
llshlng Co. vs. Vermont Cadillac t-o.,
Perry Head vs Nelson A. Story ot al.:
Josephine Stcbblns vs. Will J. Wimoicu;
Julia Brim vs. Mao I. Guyotto ct at.:
Houston & Allen vs. Moses nnctcot: Mary
A. Hogan et al. vs. James A. Halo et al.;
Thomas Beeves and Martin S. Vilas vs.
F. F. Estcy.
STRING OF AIRDROMES
Ailator Saya Burlington In Locntrd On
Ideal Flying Ilotite
"Thero should bo a string of airdromes
from Long Island, up tho Connecticut
river, thence over to Lako Champlaln
P. Taylor of tho Vermont Aoro club.
Lleut.-Col. Dronnan was to havo spoken
boforo tho annual meeting of tho club
to-day on alrplano landing places, but ho
found at tho lost moment that It would
be Impossible for him to be present to
day. Undor dato of March S, ho wrote, t"
Mr. Taylor, expressing regrets. This let
ter, which takao up quite fully tho,
prospects of this section of Vermont In
the coming "aero age," Is given in part
below:
"Your city Is on the route between New
York and tho principal flying centor of
Canada, viz. Montreat. There should bo
a string of airdromes from Long Island,
up the Connecticut river, thence over to
Lako Champlaln nnd north to Montreal.
Flying conditions by this route nro much
more favorable than by way of tho Hud
son river. I believe that any field that
you chooso should bo as accosslble as
possible to Lake Champlaln, proferably
fronting on It so that your seaplano and
alrplano bases can be adjoining. It Is also
Important to provide facilities near the
shore of Lake Champlaln to take care of
winter flying. Tho postofflce department
and the air service have been using skla
on airplanes during the past winter, and
their comploto success has been dem
onstrated. A plane equlppod ,wlth skis,
by using tho frozen lakes and rivers ot
Now England, has many more landing
Holds In tho winter tlmo than It has In
summer.
"An Aero machine operated for almost
a month on the Charles river basin hero
In Boston with such equipment. Recent
blizzards havo so tied up the land trans
portation systems that thoughtful Hying
men havo been convinced that aviation
can supply some very pressing needs of
Ncw England for emergency transporta
tion. The mall could easily have been car
ried by air during the Intervals between
bad storms, where the railroad facilities
were absolutely tied up. Tho same thing
applies to medical supplies and attention,
and even tho supply of the necessities of
life to persons cut off from centers of
population.
"I nm Informed by the postmaster-general
In charge of the aerial mall, Mr.
Preagcr, that If tho present aerial mall
bill goes through, the postofflce depart
jiont will be authorized to substitute
aerial routes for rail routes wherever
the operation of same docs not exceed
tho cost for railroad mall. Contracts can
bo given to private concerns, which
should result In considerable assistance
to struggling aircraft corporations. At
least a dozen companies are planning to
operate In Boston and vicinity this com
ing year, so that you will probably see
the fringes of this activity. The sooner
your field can get Into operation, the
sooner will your people begin to derive
tho benefits from aviation.
"People In this section of the country
aro sometimes opposed to establishing
landing fields because there has been so
llttlo flying hero In the past. My answer
to this objection has always been that
thero Is so llttlo flying hero because thero
aro so few airdromes, that where air
dromes exist, thero Is flying. Over two
thousand planes were sold commercially
last year, ond I believe that six thousand
could bo sold this year if they were
available. The distribution of theso planes
will depend of courso on airdromes. If
the automobllo Industry had waited for
the highways, there would have been no
such Industry. It Is a fact that tho high
ways followed the automobile. Airdromes
are our highways, and ships will follow
theso routes." .
INTERCHURCH
CONFERENCES
.Speakers i lie nt Vnlvcralty from
April 0-11
In colleges nil over New England, con
ferences havo been planned forthc im
mediate future In the college muster drlvo
of the Inter-Church World Movement,
which began February 13 and lasts until
April 16. Dates for eight of these con
ferencos havo been announced by tho
movement in New England, In co-opcra
tlon with the student department of tho
Y. M. C. A. Included in tho list la tho
University of Vermont, at Burlington,
April 9-11.
At each of theso conferences tho em
phasis Is to bo placed upon Christian
work as a Ilfo field for college men. A
more or less standard program, drawn
up by tho Inter-church World Movement
In conjunction with tho co-operating agen
cles, Is to bo followed, and to each con
ferenco will go a team of five of th" best
speakers to bo obtained, selected in most
cares with sprclal reference to tho partic
ular college concerned.
World basis for world democracy, tho
rentral placo nf the church in spreading
Christianity, tho Christian appeal for col
lego men In the ministry, tnjchlng, medi
cine, business and Y. M. C. A, secretary
ships, qualifications for Christian serv
ice, tho ndequacy nf Christ and tho chal
lenge of tho hour constitute tho main
conferonco subjects Personal Interviews
by team speakers with collego men, tho
guidance of experienced men In determin
ing upon a Ilfo chrileo and n dedication
service are also part of the. program.
Tho speakers will Include women and
striking stercoptlcon lectures will deal
with the world situation to-day as It ap
plied to Christianity.
iiij'tl.wu n.u.noi OFFICIALS
HE APPOINTED
Notice was received Friday at the
Union station that tlio officials of the
Hutland railroad under government con
troJ 1" 1-een rn-appolnted to servlrn
"mioi. inoy .
, T- -Jervls, general manager ond vice-
1 President, with headquarters at Rutland;
- rYench, general superintendent;
Kramer, assistant superintendent;
9, Cassldy. general freight agent;
' J,' Grant, general passenger agent;
Lawrence, general nttoniey; O. J.
" CIIm "gent; J. (J. Hitiuingor,
cl,lof "tiBlnecr; H. Montgomery, super
Inlendent of motlvo power and rolling
I "": V. J. haton, auditor: J, E. Kllburn
purchasing ugent and paymaster; M. H.
Burger, general treasurer, New York oily.
Thn officers hnvo been directed to con
tinue their duties n before.
WHY NOT?
"I was a trifle embarrassed when her
mother camo Into the parlor."
"Why?"
"Well, the girl was singing 'Kiss Me
Again,' And I hndu't hissed her nt all,
don't you know." l.oulsvllln Courier-
i Journal.
SUFFRAGISTS MEET
T
Chief Executive of State Lis
tens Attentively to Argu
ments for Special Session of
Legislature and Says He is Not
Personally Opposed
A little croun of Burlington women
assembled hastily Monday morning In
the. lohhv of thn Hotel Vermont, whern I
the National Woman's Party has opened
heailnnarters. In order to seize tho on-
portunlty to Interview Governor Clement
with regard to the calling of a special
session of the Vermont Legislature to
ratify the federal suffrago amendment,
Miss Elslo Hill nnd Miss Catherine
Flanagan, who aro In charge of tho Ver-
mont headquarters of the Woman's Party,
dlscovortd the Governor's presence In tho
hotel and within twentv minutes n com-
mlttne of Burlington suffragists had sent
a card to the Governor asking for nn
Intorvlew, which took place Immediately
In the parlors, with reporters present,
Immediately after the Intorvlew Gov
emor Clement told the press representn- '
tlvcs that the women had put up a strong
proposition.
Miss Mary Hagar spoke briefly, repre
senting Burlington women, Insisting that
Vermont women were eager to participate
In the decision of tho coming presi
dential election, and urging the Governor
to reconsider his stand In order that
New England women, as well as Western
and Middle Western women may vote In
this election.
Mrs. Lilian H. Olzendam of Woodstock
spoke for the mothers of the State, mak
ing tho point that the Stato motto "Free
dom and Unity" would not be realized
until the women as well as tlio men of
the Stato were politically frco and pro
tected by the United States Constitution
In their citizenship.
Miss Elsie Hill took up tho constitu
tional point raised by tho Governor In
nis reply to the republican State com-
mlt ce pointing out that his statement
appuen only to cnanges in tno Vermont
Constitution by the Vermont Legislature,
"Vermont agreed when It became a
State," said Miss Hill, "to tho method of
Constitutional nmendmcnt through which
American women aro now seeking to se
cure national enfranchisement. Tho Ver
mont Legislature cannot alter Its State
Constitution, but, acting co-operatlvcly
with the Legislatures of 35 other States, it
can amend the Federal Constitution, nnd
in this case guarantee political freedom
to American women."
The Governor listened very attentively
to the case as presented by the suf
fragists, nnd declared 'In reply that he
was not, as frequently reported, per
sonally opposed to woman suffrage. He
recognized, he sold, the great advances,
legal and political, inado In tho position
of women, but that he felt that the Con
stitution should not be changed except
by a referendum to the voters.
There was Instant protest from tho
delegation at this point, "but thero Is no
machinery existing for that purpose ns
yet." answered Miss Hill, "and It is
obviously unfair for men who made the
Constitution and have lived under It until
now without such referendum machinery
to ask American women to wait for their
political freedom until Congress initiates
and tho Legislatures of thirty-six States
ratify an amendment to article five
which prescribes the method of amend
ing the Federal Constitution."
The suffragists urged the Governor not
to commit himself In any reply to them
at this time hut to take the matter under
serious re-conslderatlon. Members of the
delegation agreed that the Governor was
attentive, and responsive to their appeal
that he should take the whole matter
under reconsideration.
Mrs. William E. Hagar, Mrs. William
J. Henderson, Mrs. David Manson, Miss
Mary Hagar of Burlington, Mrs. Lilian
H. Olzendam of Woodstock and Miss
Catherino M. Flanagan and Miss Elsie
Hill of Connecticut made up the delega
tion. MAPLE SUGAR OUTLOOK
Scarcity of Labor Likely to Tlmnrt
Plan for BIr- Crops
That the scarcity of labor will undoubt
edly curtail the production of maple su
gar In Vermont was the opinion of every
one who was Interviewed Thursday by a
Free Press man on the outlook for ma
plo sugar. Tho disposition is thero on the
part of farmers to use every available
tree, but buckets and help are very scarco
and as a result thousands of trees over
ho Stato will go untapped. The reason
for tho scarcity of labor Is tho attractive
TJ iZTr fffred ,nflus,rlal
. '. '""" '"" mm away
from the rural districts, and this will
mean the loss of a vast amount of rev
enue to tho maple sugar makers of Ver
mont. It is estimated that there nro about 10.
000,000 maple trees In Vermont and In big
years as many as .r,.W,nnn have been tnp
ped. Thn maple sugar makers have shown
a disposition to utilize their orchards to
thn utmost and If help were plentiful
moro trees would bn tapped than over be.
foie. A record price Is looked for thn
I product nnd the farmers are going to tap
overy tree that they can take cam of In
I .. . . '.
niiiiiy M'ruoiiH pine lines nave been In.
stalled to help do away with labor, but
an orchard has to bn located favorably to
hnvo theso systems in un- and not all
makers can use them.
Tbo mapln sugar cinp depends more dl-
rectly on tho weather than almost anv.
thing else, and' no one enn forsee what Tho fact that nloro than a quarter of dam, chairman of the ratification com
thn crop will be because the weather this sum Is to he used to further edu- mltteo of the Vermont Equal Sultrago
of a fnw dnys regulates the entire af- rational expansion Is declared by Bap- association, reviewed tho work of Ver-
fair. The preliminary conditions are good,
Thero is plenty of frost In tho ground
I with a good covering of snow, and the
farmers aio not as Indifferent to this
crop ns they have leen u runny years.
For the last three years the crop hns been
light and It Is tlmo for a harvest.
The average yield to the trco Is about
two pounds, but of lato not much moro
j than one-half that Iihs been gathered. A
year ago yesterday the tapping began
In someof tho open orchards and n good
run was nan ny tho row who were pro-
pared for It. It wns thn mlddlo of tho
month before sugaring began In earnest,
I It Is difficult to predict what prices
will be but tho farmers who have gotten
together havo set thn prlo for average
susar at 30 to 33 cents per pound, ns
against, 25 cents last yenr, and syrup will
i bo expected to bell for $2 to $2.D0 per gal-
Ion us against $1.05 last, year. This Is
"""" " u"cy
..-.n.,vTm r-is-hs-ivnmvr rt . n
V Dlimwn X OUlllU 1 I , O. i. IV.
Offlrrr Klrrtrri nt Annual Ilnmlneaa
Meeting Ycnlcrdny Afternoon
Officers wero elected and routluo busi
ness transacted at tho annual meeting
of the Vermont Hocloty, Hons of tho
American Revolution, held In tho parlors
of the Hotel Vermont Thursday after
noon. President Ouy W. Bailey pre
sided. Tlio meeting was opened with
prayer by tho chaplain, the Bev,
I, i'. Smart. Iteports of officers wero ro-
celved and accepted. Tlio treasurer's re
port showed that thero Is a balanco of
$311,111 lu tho treasury, tho lecolpta for
tho year being $662.89, and the disburse
ments $3I?."0. Tho amount of tho historic
memorial fund has i cached $1,213.61,
Odlcors for tho coming year were elected
as follows: President, Guy W. Bailey of
Essex Junction; vice-president, William
A. Jeffrey of East Burko: secretary, W,
H. Crockett of Burlington; treasurer,
Claronco L. Smith of Burlington; registrar,
Dorman B. E. Kent of Montpeller; his
torian. Walter If. Crockett of Burllncton!
'chaplain, tho nov. Isaac C. Smart, D. D
of Burlington.
In connection with the report, of the
secretary, It was announced that tho
following members of tho society have
died slnco tho last annual meeting; John
W. Flint of Bellows Falls; George W.
Orandy of Burlington; Colonol A. C.
Hubbell of Philadelphia, Pa.; ex-Governor
John A. Mead of Buttand; Warren Pock
of New Haven: Melvlllo E. Hmlllo of
Montpeller, and William .1. Van Patten
ot Burlington.
New members wore elected to tho so-
cloty as follows: Mnjor John A. Drow of
rort uman Alien, iiicnnnison ij. ureenc
of St. Albans, Major George J. Holden
of Burlington, Max L. Powell of Bur-
llngton, and J. MJlo Jeffrey of Mont-
Pencr. 1
mo Doara of managers elector! is mauc
"I of Gcorgo M. Hawks of Bennington,
Frank L. Fish of Vcrgonnes, Edwaid S.
Abbott of Rutland, Mnurlco W. Dewey
of Montpeller, Julius AWIltcox of Mont-
peitor, m. j. Karnes or Burlington unit
Mortimer R. Proctor of Proctor.
Tho auditing commltteo for tho coming
year Is composed of C. W. Brownoll
and W. B. Howe of Burlington nnd A. W.
Footo of Cornwall; obituary committee,
H. A. Rlayton of Morrlsvlllc, F. D. Dewey
of Montpeller and Max L. Powell of Bur- soil Is of exactly the. texture desired
llngton; committee on historic monu-1 to prevent accidents. It In not a clay
ments, Walter H. Crockett, Byron N. soil but sandy, so the drainage Is ex
Clark and Harry S. Howard, all of Bur- , cellent and Is bound together by a
llngton. short tough grass. It Is as lovel a
Tho election of delegates to the national i ground as can bo found In Vermont
Congress was left with the board of man- , nnd has the required size. President
ngers. The matter of awarding bronzo , James HartneSii, In looking tho prop
memorial medals to the members who ' osltlon over last evening, was on
served In the recent war w.aa also left i thuslostlc over It, as havo been all
in tho hands of this board, with nower to I aviators who havo Inspected the
act. Following adjournment, tho boaid of
managers held a short meeting,
COMMUNITY WORKERS
necrentlon Training; Course nt Unl
vrinlty of Vermont Mnreh
Prof. Edwnrd Porter St. John of Hart
ford, Conn., recognized authority on story.
'telling, and Miss Sophie Flshback of tho
Rochester, N. Y., Y. W. C. A., and un-"1
usually successful leader In community
recreation work, will he nnmnir thn ion.
turers at tho training rourso arranged at i An aviation field must have 1,800
the University of Vermont by tho Stato ' feet runaway In the dlroctlon of the
V W. C. A. council from March 25 to 27. ' wind. Thn university property con
Through the courtesy of the university, . tains about 1ST, acres and Is of tho re
arrangements havo been made for those ! quired dimensions for anything but the
attonding to live at Grassmount. Tho henvy freighters and It would bo a
courte will begin on Thursday afternoon long time beforo they would be com
wlth three lectures; the first on the re-I Ing here. Even then, surroundinar
lanon or recreation leadership to Vermont
opportunities by Miss Marlon Gary of
Hutland; the second on the placo of story
telling in a recreation program, with an
exposition of methods, by Prof. St. John;
tho third on practical recreation methods
hy Miss Flshback. This series will con
tinue on Friday and Saturdny mornings,
Miss Mary WeUel, student secretary be
ing heard also. Friday and Saturday af
ternoon thero will be practical demonstra
tion work. Miss Amy Cram of the Uni
versity of Vermont, and Miss Marion
toung of Mlddlebury College, physical
education instructors for women, aro co
operating. Friday evening tho Vermont
Sunday School association Is Joining In
tho arrangements to havo Prof.- St. John
heard In a public lecture on story-telling
In religious education.
The course Is open to all who are Inter
ested In constructive recreation for young
peoplo college glrlB who wish to do camp
and recreation work are coming. Churches
and women's clubs In somo places are
paying tho expenses of a representative
who will help later In rommunlty recre
ation. The course offers an unusual op
portunity for teachers, club leaders and
volunteer workers along these lines to
find help for their expressed needs. Fur
ther Information may ho obtained from
Miss Marlon Gary of Rutland, field secre
tary for Vermont.
BAPTIST CAMPAIGN
I'lnn to Strengthen llurnl Churches-
Will Iteopen Vermont Academy
Extensive plans for the developement
of tho work of the Baptist churches
throughout New England have been on
nounecd In connection with the Ncw
world movement campaign recontly
launched by tho denomination. State
convention operating budgets aro to be
materially increased, New missionaries
engaged for an enlarged scopo of Ameri
canization, pastors' salaries raised, new
churches erected and educational In
stitutions opened.
Rural churches are to be consider
ably strengthened ns a result of the
Interchurch campaign In New Hamp
shire. The Baptists especially aro con
centrating on tills work and a generous
sum will be spent helping tho country
Dr. D. S. Jenks of Franklin Is Director
cnurenes to oecomo sen-supporting.
i.. ,.. .,
Tho reopening of Vermont Academy at
Saxton's lllver Is the fcnturo of plans
for the Green Mountain state. An en-
dowment of $125,000 with improvements
estimated at $"5,0on have been requested.
In addition the convention's operating
budget for" the next year will bo raised
from $32,000 to $40,000. Those In .charge
nf tho program aro Ex-Gov. Stlcknny,
Dr. W. A. Davison of Burlington and
Albert A. Silver, Jr. of Derby.
1 Tno n,w Program of the Baptists is
'i:sod on tho .belief that the only panacea
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. 11,4 4,,u " ' '-f'n uiiu im iihj
Practloal application of Christianity to
all Its problem. A five-year budget cal -
llnK for expenditures amounting In $PV
ooo.ono ,as been determined upon as nec-
essary to the success of tho movement,
' This money will bo raised April 25-May 2.
tint leaders to be one of tbo greatest
forwnrd moving steps of the denom-
Inatlon. The Baptist drive Is a part of
thn Intcrchuich World Movement Cam
paign.
DO WE l,IT'l OX THE IXSIDE OK THE
EAUTIIf
One of thn most curious theories which
has been advanced of Into years Is that
tho earth is a hollow shell, and that we
lvo on the. inside! Thn sun, moon, stars
and various other planets i.rn said to float
about In space Inside this hollow sphere.
Tho physical uurlri, according to this
theory. Is a shell composed of seven
metallic, five mineral and flvo geological
strata, with an Inner habitable surface,
land and wntcrr This Inner surfaco Is con-
cave. Tho seven metallic layers aro the
seven noble metals-gold constituting thn
,outorcrusi nun oi win m m, m mien or
rrusi IS BGVnim lllll.-f III Ml"
yond It Is nothing, a vacuum. Such Is the
: . ... , , ... .
phonomcna which wo know such as a
ship disappearing when It sails out to
noa aro Ingeniously twisted by the Ko.
reshlim philosophy to fit the theory. Tho
earth, they bellovo, Is nbout 25,000 miles
In circumference but Instead of curving
outward, ,lt curves Inward that Is, It Is
concave Instead nf convex. Heroward
Cnrrlngton In Leslie's.
Know what things
readliui th "da-
cost know by
"r) yi"i'"-. " """'' ''"' i niuicn wiih won op tho eighth extra hole
better known as Koresh-nm this theory ,. OM thn Mtb, Carter's score for the last
conHtl utes thn basis of tho so-called right holes was 35 and Horwood's 33.
"rollular cosmogony." Tho vnilous as- M Carter Is well known In thn cltv
tronomlcal facts, and tho various optical ,,, "wJ
COLLEGE MAY SUPPLY
FIELD FOR AVIATORS
University of Vermont Owns
Ideal Spot Two Miles from
City and Is Anxious to Help
Out President Hartness En
thusiastic With the co-opcratlon of the Untver-
slty of Vermont It Is not at all un
likely that an Ideal landing place for
airplanes will bo secured within eauy
nr... nf tlnrllnirtnti hv .tm r Tnv.
ior 0f the Chamber of Commerco. Last
evening Acting President G. W. Ballev
cl it be known that the university
would glvo Its hearty support In tho
nfforts to obtain one and those ln-
tereste.d In securing a field aro for-
tunato In that the college authorttle
have control of the only pleco of
proporty In this section of tho country
: which possesses the qualifications
Thn property which the university
possesses Is situated about two miles
east of thn college, near the Eldrldgn
i eemetery. It Is a fine level stretch and
' Is unoccupied save for somo trees.
There are no overhead wires and the
proporty.
Mr. Taylor has taken soveral avia
tors to tho property, which Is near
that of tho gun club, and all have been
of tho same mind that It Is a ram
piece of luck to find such a stretch In
this part of tho country. The fact that
It Is only a few minutes' drlvo from
the heart of the city is also favorable.
for In tho caso of most fields whern thn
population Is largo It Is several times
as far. The prevailing winds there
, are southerly and that la still another
: nnlnt In Its fn.vnr.
property could probably be secured If
necessary.
The land was left the University of
Vermont by John Brownell a long
.time ago and cannot bo sold but can
be leased by tho trustees. President
Bailey stated last evening that tho
matter had been placed In the hands
of tho executive commltteo of tho
board of trustees.
If tho university furnishes the field
thero Is little doubt that Burlington
will be on the main route for the air
plane service, for nil airplane men are
nf the opinion that this Is tho aide
of the lake to travel on In making
the trip to Montreal. On the New York
side there are high hills and moun
tains which furnish obstacles. A care
ful survey of the State has discovered
no place with as many qualifications
as the one In South Burlington.
Another point Is that If tho students
of tho University of Vermont should
go Into aviation, It would be desirable
to glvo them every facility near home.
Already some colleges are planning: In
tercollegiate meets in the air and the
University of Vermont has been in
vited to take part. It Is not at all un
likely that at some tlmo In the futuro
Vermont will take a hand ln this sport
and possibly train men along those
lines.
SUFFRAGE RATIFICATION
lliirllntirton Women Ask Governor to
Summon Le Blsliiture In Spcclnl Session
The drawing room at the homo of Mrs.
Henry F. Perkins was crowded Tues
day afternoon with Burlington women
who had assembled by Invitation to hear
Miss Elsie Hill, organizer of the National
Woman's party, speak on "Suffrage
Ratification and tho 1920 Elections,"
The following resolution was passed
without a dlssonttng vote:
Whereas, the federal suffrage amend
ment has passed the Congress of th
United States and has been ratified by
33 States, and special sessions have been
called by Delaware and Washington for
March 22nd for tho purposo of ratifying
this amendment, and
Whereas, Vermont women do not wish
to be excluded from participating In tlio
uumuiK elections; anu
hereas, the federal amendment can
be ratified only by the Legislatures of
the several States; therefore
ll.i It i-nanlvnl tlii. ...a ..lit.. n ...
llngton. In meeting assembled on March
9th, do hereby call upon His Excellency
Gov. Pcrclval W. Clement to summon the
ermont Legislature In special session
in order that the representatives of tlio
, people of this State may register their
will in tho prescribed constitutional man-
Arrangomonts were made nt the meet
ing to carry on tin work of tbo head
quarters nt the Hotel Vermont, with tho
a,slstnncn of Burlington women. A sub-
I stantlal collection was taken up, and
1 generous pledges made In support of tho
campaign
After Ml.s Cstharlnn Flanagan had
outlined thn definite old which the local
women might lend, Mrs. Lilian II. Olzcn-
mont women preparatory to thn presont
campaign which opens with a majority
of tho Legislature pledged to ratifica-
tlon.
HARD FOUGHT CONTEST
,w Hampshire Mnn Winn from Cana
dian In Io AiikcIpo Golf Gamp
A Los Angoles paper gives an account
of tho victory nf H. H. Carter of Han-
over, N, H over a. Canadian golf plavr.
E. L. Horwood, in that city, when Mr.
Carter won tho Bnymond perpetual cup.
Tho gamo Is described as a desporatn
struggle, lasting from 0:30 o'clock In the
morning until 1:30 o'clock in the after-
noon, There was much Interest In the
contest, as It was regarded by the fnns
fl bntweeep Uncle Sam and lohn Bull
Tho pair fought to tho ISth holo on even
torms and nt this Juncture It wns decided
In Mine, nilnlllnr 11 nn V,r.ln Tl,.,
" -' wivil IMrty nun 111
courso on Khclbiirno road.
NOT HIS JOB
"Is this all you have got to eat?" the
traveler asked dejectedly as ho looked
over tho counter display In tho railway
lunch room.
"Oh, 1 haven't got to rat It. thanll
goodness," thn attendant responded earn,
cstly. "I only havo to bell lt."-TIU
Homo Sector,
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