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VOL. VIC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXVI. BURLINGTON. VERMONT. THURSDAY. APRIL 15, 1920. NUMBER 42 , , p .. i ILUbftl SIHIKt ft RUSSIAN PLAN inniiv General Palmer's Evi dence Discloses Hands of Lenine and Trotzky Work ers Led Into Trap asmngion, Apru n, iiic uviuum.o tho hands of Attornoy-acneral .mii nhnwH thrir William 7.. Foster. . .1 4 , .. ... 11 I e.vlln Ti'nll n tmr oiilih.iv luniuaj ni mti .. .w organizations but as Individuals. -Dnl.HAi. nlon anM (hnt Hnrl P iTROtt 1 A. E. Reese, both of whom tho de- the category with Foster, were cn- DU 'II 44 44.43,4,140 l 4.44, ,...' Un nnr, wero deiinitciv connccieu . . I . n.iU . tUla 4 in H IlllIL?4tl 4JL 11IU SllllllllVII "4. 1 4 1 ... i 4411 4.4A cabinet for the first time since WILLIAM Z. FOSTER DIRECTING GENIUS BEHIND R. R. STRIKE Plans of the Radical Leader of Last Fall's Unsuc cessful Steel Strike Are Made Public They Are in Nature of Conspiracy to Disrupt the Railroad Brotherhoods and Organize All Rail Workers in "One Big Union" Peak of Strike Movement Has Been Reached William 7,. Foster, radical leader of the break was Imminent In eastern territory. 4iw ihoio vna - - - i ems to disrupt, uio Dig nrstnnd n. npmsinn wan men rt'iii;ii to seek a solution through the II . .1 C . 1. .l l.l,nrl ll UUULIUII 444 LllC I IUII.I.II 4.I4-.,.,... lltnnf thn strikers hnlnir assured nt unsuccessful steel strlko last fall Is tho directing genius behind tho natlon-wldo strike of rebellious railroad workers, the department of justice announced In Wash ington last night. In support of this assertion Attorney General Palmer mado public evldenco of and his adhcr four railroad brotherhoods and to organlzo all rail workers Into "one big union." Action of the government towards the. prosecution nf the Htrlki leaders has heen held In same time of early consideration . obevance. It was explained, nondlnc tho any wage domands they may have expected reaction among tho strikers on tho railway labor board. receipt of Information showing what ln- I Reports from nil sections of tho coun try Indicated that the peak of tho strlko (had been reached and that the return n rvrpnared hv Foster and his ad .1 1 .V. 1. .1 .. nn,1 n i 41 I'm nil 1 workers Into one union. Seized docu- I .niuntnil (tin, n ntmllf41 PfllirSP n tn Vmvp Hfipn followed in various American Federation of Labor would urged to reorganlzo under ono name. Wc have positive proof of the plans mis expansion, .nr. x-aiuici nmni .1.. I 4 44 t 4lnn nntlmi.ltlM. Ikes In other Industries and our In exactly as In the railroad strlko." UU M ilUlU 1JI 44441 .4 ill 4114IS "III. 41, ,44.14. plans of tho Russian radicals de- Ilf'll LU lllll UI4II1I.441; llliLUIH .'4 ,. 4.4.4.- , 4111J UV.UI1ii 4,4 - ...w . .4.-4-4 1 . I .. 1 .. II-. ...111. . . . . I Tl I - ,, 4 T . T 1 I . ,.tj . I I 1 .1 .. ...I..I...-1.. In.. 4 - .. 4 nn 4,nM 1. A n ,1 ,1 r, ,1 , 1l fl 1 1 r- Vl Industrial Workers of the World, the - . i ,- i. i.i i. mill iki. niLiiriiiLuuiidii;. 4147444,4144 11 j tniiiiBtT-191 Hfp TTpdpra! ncents had ercepted a courier from Russia March H KH1II. UBHril K 11141D434444CD 44 .IIIIUI I4I4.I als of tho communists, detailing ne maicciiB neic iiis44u4.44.-44 44. 44.44.4,4 . j. . . - . 1 - ' .1 ... 1 proletarian masses Into the pathway revolution." The organization's first ecklng of the American Federation of hor and It oucht to establish direct and .mi 4,1,4 T W IV nnA BO 1 C4441U!ia4lllf 44 4 4 44 4,144 4. ... .....4 "ono big union" of Canada. The tool employed and It was to establish basis for uniting all unions under the big union Idfa. a n rpqnlt nf Hipkp Htspln.iiirps. the ns, agitators In all labor organizations under surveillance; funds used are sely watched anirall clues to the sourco the financial support are being fol- P.t VERMONTERS WED m IJculah I". Allen nridc of Joseph M. Cheney at Wanhlnginn li.li nninn Tl r A4H1 11 Th .T aC414ill414.4444( t-t 4., 4IHII 4"I. 4,44; 44V44- or iuiss tseuian r ieicner Ai.en, naugn movement of the strikers had begun. This was especially true In tho Middle West, tho opening scene of the strlko movement. Chicago reported the first Important break In the ranks of Insurgent railroad employes In its territory camo yesterday when groups of strikers on the Pennsyl vania, the Soo line, and tho Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific decldod to return to work. Other groups at St. Louis, Mo., EI Reno and Chlckasha, Okla., Fort Worth, Texas, and Spokane, Wash., took similar action. In the Fast tho strikers and railroad managers, who arc supported by the rail road brotherhood chiefs, continued to fight for the upper hand. Although strik ers succeeded In adding a few recruits to tholr ranks, the railroads assisted by hundreds of volunteer workers made sub stantial progress toward restoration of normal passenger service. The Increasing strength of this volunteer eupport Is re ported to have made a marked Imprcs slon on strike leaders and both railroads and union labor) leaders predicted that a N. Y. TRAIN SERVICE IS MUCH IMPROVED Rush of Students and Business Men to Act as Strike Break ers on Roads Entering City Has Impressive Effect In Columbus, Ohio, 300 uddltlonal switch men joined the strikers' ranks, but efforts to adjust the differences between tho rail roads and the strikers In that territory have been undertaken by the Brotherhood of Rallroiid Conductors. In Toledo, strlk Ing switchmen rejected a proposition to join the yardmen's association and this was believed to pavo the way for tho opening of peace overtures with the rail road companies there. From tho Poiith, which has been but little affected by tho strike, camo reports of bettered passenger service and a re sumption of normal conditions. Coincident with their predictions that tho "strike fever" was dying out railroad brotherhood chiefs took a firm stand against allowing their representatives to participate in any conferences with gov ernmental or railroad officials, at which representatives of tho newly formed yard men's association wore present. "There can be no compromise with In surgents," declared W. G. Lee, president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Train men, "and only one settlement can bo Imped for and that In accordance with law and order methods through author ized committees of established organiza tions." While many localities wero beginning to feel tho effects of food and coal short ages, railroad officials have been nblo to date to prevent famlno conditions. Railroad delivery of mall, whllo greatly delayed In somo districts, Is moving with increased regularity. Parcel post ship ments, heavily augmented as a result of express embargoes, aro piled up In somo eastern centers, but nearly normal condi tions aro reported from other sections. Freight embargoes have caused a. few ad ditional Industries to close down, but there has been no appreciable change In this respect over the last few days. New York, April 14. Restoration of passenger train service on tho principal railroads Into New York made headway to-night. Tho rush of volunteer students and business men eager to substitute for the strikers apparently has had an Impressive effect and Is bolloved by ralltoad ofllclals to be responsible for another meeting of tho rebellious workers In Jersey City to-night. Their defiant attitude toward the railroads was reported to have under gone a change following optimistic ro- HA'!?1 PUS ME 10 Addison County MIDDLEBURY Monday, market day, eggs brought 40 to 45 cents, dairy buttor CO cents and creamery butler 72 cents. At tho last meeting of tho Woman's club tho follow ing delegates wero elected to tho State aeorgo w. Wright havo returned to cuiivciuiun ui wuinHMH uiuuo, io uo 4IC44. , riocklneham after sovoral wcnits in mm of Freehold, N. J aro In town for a month. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Barston of Burlington aro horo for threo or four weeks. The regular mid-week prayer meeting will bo held at 7:30 o'clock this evening In tho vestry of tho Congrega tional Church. .Mr. and Mrs. Perclval Gates of Brooklyn, N. Y nro In town for thrco or four weeks. Mr. and Mrs. in Windsor In Juno: Mrs. J. A. Flotcher, Miss E. Muldoon, .Mrs. W. W. McGllton, Mrs. L. C. Russell and Mrs. P. E. Crano. Mrs. W. Gibson, who went to tho Mary Fletcher hospital last weok, was operated upon at that Institution Friday and so far reports show that sho Is doing nicely. Mrs. James Condon bus returned from Brooklyn, N, Y., where sho has been spending ten days with hor sister, Mrs. Joseph J. Monta. IIss Bertha Farrell, who has been vlBltlng hor parents, Mr. und Mrs. William Farrell, Sr., on Col lege street, for ten days, has returned to Waterbury, where sho Is at tho head of the French department In the high nnrla nt tTiA mnvftniwitn nf irriliiu wltlinllt their assistance. It was expected that to- scnooi. Anuison ii,ncainpmeni, .u. TWO DIVORCES AT SAME TIME Prominent Swanton People Win Free dom from MixnlnK Sponscn Alimony of $2A,000 In One Cnse St. Albans, April 14. An unusual pro ceedlng In Franklin county court thlsj afternoon was the trial before Judge Sherman R. .Moulton of two divorce cases at the same time. The cases wero .Taney Turner Bell vs. Horace Milton Bell and Safford Dunbar vs. Olive Houghton Dunbar and divorces were granted In both cases for adultery. In the former caio thero was a decree of alimony as per stipulation, which means that tho petitioner will receive tho equivalent of J1!,000 to $24,000. In the Dunbar case, the petitioner was granted the care tnd custody of the minor children. The cases were of much Interest on account of the prominence of tho parties concerned. Captain Bell for several years was connected with the ! Robin Hood Ammunition company at or tno iaie Mr, ami Mrs. sioanara i ;- - , , . - .- en of North Ferrisburg. Vt and Jo- Swanton and recently bad been In the 4. , L coal bus nebs there. Ho and his wife took . f-n.n r-v,-,. an active part In the social life of the .i tt -w e-. town. Thn samp evidence taKon in tne . - . . Roll tnnv wn pnnHiriftred 111 the bride's sister. Miss Mary Pratt Allen, j uunuar case, uno evmento waa u -...m- -thrnnir i-nnrs w BiiWtnn lust pvp. . tantlal entirely, tne witnesses leauiyiiiK thn t?pv .Tnmps, TvW Ti n ..n.istnr.to occasions when Mrs. Dunbar and tho Central Pre.byterian Church of- ; Captain Bell were scon together cither atlng. The bride wore a gown or white ruling in a moiur rar or m imuivu 4,4.-44,,.-In with tulle veil, and a coronet of , the opening of service. There was also turn hlnssnmR. and r.irrlert a shower I circumstantial evldenco tending to show . . . .. 1 ........ n. ... ,. 4U .1 4... 49-nM .1... Cn.4 4 1 W m niiPT nr rnsps Mini iiiiiph or inn vmip.v. I liiu ut- luiium i.ijiii 44,4, 444444, v.. ....u. was attended by Mrs. Helen Haln Dunbar about tlio time mat uapiain uon ggs of Wilmington, Del., formerly of i left the State and that they had not re- nipniiri.' 4 r. mnyrnn nr nnnnr nnn inrnpri hiiicp. 1 111; 11.41U .4aQi44ii4M4 14410 8 given away by her cousin. C. LeRoy about February "7 or IS rker of this city. Tw best man was F. L. Webster of Swanton and A. Browley of Rlchford wero counbol for the, FOUND DEAD IN BOAT Lavrrcnee Itlchnrdx Discovered ' Xenr Putnam'H Inland lu Iloat Half Filled With Wntcr night's meting would find many advocates of a more conciliatory stand. Ferry boats plying tho Hudson river from Manhattan to the Jersey terminals wero able to handle the heavy traffic Increased by the shut down of the Hudson tubes. Extra boats have been pressed into service. Lehigh Valley railroad officials an nounced to-night that through passenger service from tho Pennsylvania station Is being maintained without Interference or delay. Word also was received to-day from Wllkes-Barre, Hazelton and Sayrc, Pa., that members of tho four brother hoods In these Important division points, tho center of the anthraclto region, had voted not to strlko and to remain loyal to the company. President 13. E. Loomis was Inform ed by Lehigh University to-day that tho student body. Including members of the graluatlng classes In all branches of engineering work, had offered theti services for any emer gency. Conditions In the Grand Central late to-day more nearly approached normal than during any period of tho strike. Tho only train that had to be annulled was tho Springfield express over tho Now York, Now Haven ,t Hartford Road. Recent delays In other trains were cut from ten to fifteen minutes. More than 5,000' students at Colum bla University, It was announced to night "are reaiy to act In any way the railroad managers and brother hood chiefs might determine." A largo mass meeting was hold by tho stu dents to plan how best they could aid In bringing food supplies Into New York. A novelty In transportation occa sioned by the strlko was the dispatch by airplane to Jersey points to-day of final editions of tho New York Kvo nlng Pont. Charlotte, April 14. Lawrence Richards, who has been spending the winter at William Clark s on Putnam's Island, was found dead in a row boat this afternoon about four o'clock after he had been out an hour. Tho cause of death Is un known. The discovery was made by Grant Jackman. The boat was half filled with water, but it Is believed that Mr. Richards was not drowned, and an autopsy will bo per formed to-morrow nt Road tt Dower's undertaking establishment In Burlington by Dr. B. H. Stono of the .State laboratory to determine tho causo of death. Seem ingly, Mr. Richards was in good health. With him In tho boat wero a gun and a spoar. Dr. F. R. Falhy of Charlotte was called and the selectmen viewed tho body, having It removed to-night to Ches ter Bragg's. SUDDEN RISE OF WATERS OF THE CONNECTICUT dlebury and vicinity. Mrs. Laura Palmer and daughter, Miss Florenco rainier, or Attleboro. Mass., aro In town for an ex tended stay. Tho Misses Oraco Heffornon and Agnes Sorroll have returned to Malonc, N. Y., after a lengthy visit In Middlebury and vicinity. Frank Bullard and David Butler havo returned to Wl nooskl after a several weeks' business trip In Middlebury and neighboring towns. Sugar-makers say that sap is not run ning very good nowadays and that such has been the cafe most of the time since PREVEN I H, C. L So Gompers Says, Adding Thai Laws Made to Protect Masses From Exploitation Have Beer Turned Against Them Cleveland, April 14. Samuel Gompers, president of tho American Federation of Labor, hero to attend a convention ol cigar makers, to-day Issued a statement regarding tho general Industrial unrest. Ho said that nothing practical had been dono to prevent the high cost of living and that laws made to protect the masses from exploitation havo beon turned against them. He urged all workers to practice self. the beginning of tho season, although restraint, so that rational demands ol TEACHER LEFT $10 BUT NOT HER NAME rry t. ortJilngton or uaitimore, a lege classmate of tho groom. he bride graduated from the Qistlcton, , Normal school In 1013 and later from Brigtitlook hospital training school, Johnsbury. The groom is a graduate of rtmotith Co'.logo, class of '16. Mr. and s. Cheney will reside in Chicago. SS. T)A YIMfiHT SAVING AFFECTS VT. R. R. TIME . . . 1 .1 1 I . . I .. . . I , I .. - 1.., de on tho ConnectlcutRIver division the Boston & Maine railroad April Z. Is Includes the line from Springfield, ks.. to NfWtiort. Vt.. find frnni Fast rthfleld, MaFS., to Keene. N. II. Notlco the proposed change was Hied hero s anernoon wmi iJierK .-sen u. uiawson the Vermont Public Service Commls n, It reads as follows: "Effcctlvo April all trains on tho Connecticut River 1 run one hour earllp.r than imp. tirpRpnt riniLru liiiiu ill iiiiiiii' ill iiiiikp iiiiiiimi. 4 tn Va ntionnnj . I m 1... .1 Central Vermont railroad have tilled tho clerk of tho commission that change of schedule on that road will filed, but details wero not given. attleboro Is tho northern terminal of New London branch. petitioner In tho Bell case and Warren R. Austin of Burlington represented tho petitionee, who was not present In tho court. E. A, Ayers of Swanton was coun sel for tho petitioner In tho Dunbar case. but there was no appearanco for tho petitionee. Montpellpr. April 14. Some woman In the Vermont .schools will be wondering In months to come why she 1b not ac credited with tho sum of $10 which sho paid towards tho teachers' retirement fund, but if she will make her name known to the secretary of tho organiza tion, she will get due credit for it. It ap poars that ono Saturday afternoon sho appeared nt tho State building desiring to contribute that sum to the fund and that owing to tho fact that sho could not find the porson she wanted, sho paid to tho janitor the sum of money and hn gavo her a receipt for the money placing tho sarao In a safe place until Monday morn ing, when ho turned It over to Mtss Bertha Buzzell, secretary of tho organization. But when Inquiry was made as to tho name of tho woman, tho Janitor did not havo that, for the woman had gone away without giving her name. Brattleboro, April 14. Tho steady downpour of rain beginning Monday night and continuing until lato yes terday afternoon caused an unusual response in the Connecticut river for so short a period, tho water rising about four feet at the Connecticut River Power Co.'s dam at Vernon. Last night about four fcot of water was running over tho flashboards on I. O. O. F., conferred degrees on a class of candidates at Its meeting Monday eve ning. Tho Misses Ruth and Dorothy Walker, who have been spending a few days at tho homo of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Wnlker, have returned to Proctor Mr. and .Mrs. Earl Pelsue have returned from a week's wedding trip spent In Boston and other places' and arc at tholr homo on Seymour street. Mr, and Mrs. Noblo A. Brooks and daughter havo returned from Mal letts Bay, where they have been spend ing a few days. Mrs. Emlllo Donatl and two children, who havo been spending the winter with Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Alnes. left Saturday for New York city, where they will remain until April a, when they will sail for Rome to Join her hus band. Leland Powers, head of tho School of Oratory In Boston, has settled upon the date, for tho presentation hero of the play "David Gurrlck," which he was to have rendered several weeks ago, but was prevented by doing so by Illness. The new date Is Friday evening, April 16. Tickets disposed of for the original date will hold good for the newly fixed date. Mr. and Mrs. Everts Champlaln uf Montreal nro visiting In town for sov eral weeks. Miss Mildred Cady has returned to her home hero after a two weeks' visit In Willlamstown. Prof. II. P. Williamson DeVlsmo has returned from New York city after a few days' business trip. Mr. and .Mrs. James J. Hawkes have re turned to Chicago after spending several weeks In town. Tho vlllago authorities have a lot of men at work making much needed repairs and Improvements on tho sidewalks and road way of Franklin street. Frank J. Donahue, who Is at present engaged making Insurance maps of tho town of Brandon, has returned to that place after a fow days at tho home of his family here. Albert Nelson and sister, Mtss Varrie Nelson of Trenton. N. J., aro In town for a short stay. Harry J. Houlihan has returned from Center Rutland after two weekH at tho homo of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Houlihan. The Misses Grace and Julia Bellington of Scholarie, Pa., are In town for an extended visit with friends. Mr. and Mi's. Judnon McGlnney havo re turned to Cuttlngsvllle after a visit of several weeks In town. Mrs, Elizabeth Floyd and Mrs. Nancy Enrlght, her sis ter of Goldsboro, N. C, are hero for several weeks. , ddlson Encampment, No. 27, I. O. O. F., at Its meeting Monday uvenlng voted to celebrate tho anniversary of tho order there have been a few good spurts. The treeB aro not averaging well In their runs and with tho closo of the season so near at hand thero will be nowhere near so much sugar and syrup made as expected at tho opening. Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Gaskell of Clarendon Springs are In town for a visit of some length. Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Farlln have return ed to Manchester, N. H., after two months In Middlebury. Miss Emma Ful ler, the county home demonstration agent, will bo In Vcrgennes this evening to assist the Community club of that place In Its work. Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Brown arrived from Florida, whero they have spent the winter. Their son, Ralph Brown, and nephew, Mortimer Wilcox, will nrrlvc later by automobile. Editor Charles E. Crano of the Middlebury Reg ister left Wednesday for Clifton Springs, N. V.. whero he Is to undergo treatment at tho Clifton Springs sanatorium. He was accompanied by his wife. Tho Rev. G. M. Moody has returned from tho an nual conference and will soon leave for his new post of duty at Pittslleld, Mass. Norman S. Foote, who recently pur chased tho Bond storehouse building on Mill street, has commenced some exten sive repairs on samo. Mrs. L. H. Stalker, who has been visiting In differ ent parts of New Hampshire, has arrived In town and Joined her husband. They now Intend to mako this their home. Tho annual assembly of Middlebury Council, No. 14, R. and S. M., was held in the Masonic Temple Tuesday evening and the labor may be secured. Tho statement follows: "The condition of the workers In th United States has been tense since the signing of the armistice. '7!iat condition has been aggravated by profiteers, by a number of employes and by tho action of national and State legislators In enact ing, or attempting to enact legislation not of a constructive but of a restrictive character. ".N'ot a practical thing has beer, dono to prevent tho soaring of the prlco of tho necessities of life. "Laws made to protect the masses of tho people from oxploltatlon havo been turned against them whllo the profiteers and exploiters chuckle with glee. "No wonder, then, that tho work ers who did so much to win the war are now 33 1-3 per cent worse off fi nancially than before the war and are dlscontontei and resentful on nccount of their present conditions and sur roundings. It requires no close social or economic student to understand the situation. "Unless wages are Increased to meet tho Increased cost of living, It Is equal to a reduction In wages and a corresponding lowering of the workers' standards. "No wonder then that we find workers, non-members of organized workers and even somo who are union men, becoming Impatient and disregarding the discip line usually practiced In labor unions. "I urge upon all tho workers, In thotr own Interests to organize, and practice fnllnmlni. nnlia,. w.rn plpptnH? T. T. M.- George W. Mead; D. M., Perley C. Vol- self-restraint, so that In an orderly and tcr; P. W. C. Arthur R. Davis; treasurer, rational manner the demands of labor may , , 4, niiuenti.AH nnri on.nrAH T.lttip r nntn. bo presented and secured. Little or noth ing can be accomplished by wildcat s.rikes. "Employers, business men and men In official and public life, whether In or out of the legislative or administrative bodies, should a. so understand the acute situa tion and heed the normal demands made by the organized labor movement, for the rumblings are menacing." Robert F. Plnncy; secretary, Frank J. Hubbard; C. G., Charles I. Button; C. C, Leroy C. Russell. Appointive officers will be named later. VERGENNES Stukoly Smith, an aged and promi nent citizen, died at his home In Addi son Thursday evening. He had been abouf ns usual during the day, but was. suddenly stricken and died before a doctor could be summoned. Mrs. Fannlo Smith, who has for sov- . .... .1..n4 n lint, ilfnsalnr J u, i , V, in h, t r Wood to-day cancelled the leave of and chiropody parlor In the Taneri . .... ...... ... GEN. WOOD CANCELS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT Boston, April 13. General Leonard r U Attti nrVi InVi fi rn t Vi ron for v,i v, n thr. wntnr Knvf.n fr.pt I Monday evening, April 26, in their hall ahov'o the crest of tho dam. The brooks I" the Dyer block and will havo for their responded much more quickly and gnosis mc onicr nranc.ies 01 uie uiuci. woro greatly settled. Many pulpwood logs which wero hold at the mouth ot West River by a boom wero washed in to the Connecticut. They aro tho prop orty of tho Champlaln Realty Co., which has a pulp mill on the Connec ticut two miles south of here, but as the Realty company has hung its boom across from the mill the logs were lost. No estimate as to tho quan tity lost Is available. The company William Fules., who has been terlously 111 at the home of his aunt, Mrs. C. F. Rich, has so far recovered as to be able to bo out a little each day. Heavy rains to the south havo thawed most of the remaining snow on tho mountains and Otter creek and tho other largo streams In the county aro full to overflowing. To the south, large sections of land adjoining the river nro flooded to a considerable depth, and Lemon Fair and the New has 12,000 cords of pulp wood In West 1 Haven river are also way over their River and along Its banks and It plans i banks at various points and flooding the to hang a boom across tho Connecti cut. THOMAS A DIRECTOR To Investigate Bridges onmoiier. jnrii n. unancs r. niowcn Albany, N. Y has been engaged by State engineer for tho purpose of v hrldirivf that havo been removed bv Tcrcnt ro.ids can bo used us bridges highways In Vermont, These have t they are heavy enough for highway IllfT. llCU 4i4,i 14 4-444 4444V4.II, 414I4II4J 4J ,1E1 11 111 4.441111414.41414 14,411 4IIU 4. 4, 1 (O 1 4 11 4J LI II 1 1 a new bridge between West Haven d Whitehall, N, Y, Tim old iron bridge nr nut hecuuhn tho butement fnltpil tn tv Its welirhL Middlebury Collt-Ke President Elected to Nntlonnl Idfr Promotion Given Montpelier, April 14. Tho directors of the National Life Insurance company have elected John M. Thomas, president of Middlebury College, as a director of tho company to fill a vacancy. They also havo elected as assistant secretaries George K. Putnam, who has been a long time with the company, nnd Oeorgo . Ollphant, who a year ago came to the company; and assistants to tho actuary, Henry Holt, who has beon many years with the company, and Henry H. Jack son of Barre, who came to tho company two yearH ago; superintendent of loan department, Herbert R. Pierce, who was In tho loan department before his Bcrv lco In the navy during tho war and some months ago returned to tho company; agency supervisors, L. P, Brlgham, ten years with tho company In tho Boston ofllec, R. P. Wlthlngton, agent for tho company in .Massachusetts for many years, and A, B, Shopard of Montpelier, who has been In tho employ of the com pany for years, Mr. Brlgham will bo In ehanjo of the agency work when E. D, Field, the superintendent of ngonclcs, is away. Appoints Addison Justice Montpelier, April 14.-Oov. I". W. Clement has nppoined as Justice of tho peace O. A. Smith of Addison In place of 8. W. Smith, who has recently died. Insurance Co. To Issue Stock Montpellor, April 14. Tho Davis Insur anco company of Sprlngllold has Issued u certificate to tho secretary of State that It proposes to Issue 20 shares of stock at $100 a sharo and of that amount (1,300 lias been paid tn. EXTRA SESSION IN 1825 COST ALL OF $68.71 Montpelier, April 13. C, C. Pierce, who is employed in tho State library, found last week an Interesting Item In view of the fact that the cxponso of calling a special session of the Legislature has been expounded qulto a good deal of late. It was tho expense of tho sergnant-at-arms for the session of 1823 and runs thus; Washing and cleaning Stato House, blacking stove, etc., 18.00; ono day putting house In order, $1 50; four and three fourths cords wr.oil at 7s Cd per cord, $5.0!; Campbell moving threo loads. B0 cents; broom, 38 cents; two and one-half 'quarts Ink nnd Jug, $1,08; two quarts oil, KG cents; "5 pounds candles at 14 cents, $10.50; 33 days care nf Stato House, $38; Ink of vail, 23 cents; lamp oil, 50 cents; ono day In procuring mnterlnl, $1.50; total, $63.71, From this It will be seen that tho sergcnnt-at-iirms, Joseph Howes, of Montpelier received $3.00 for his sorvlccs. FIFTH CLASS LICENSES NOT YET RECEIVED Montpelier, April 14. Tho secretary of Stato has not as yet heard that any of tho county license commissioners have received applications for fifth class liquor licenses. He is waiting until ho gets a report from theso boforo he prints tho licenses and makes ready for the Issunnce of tho licenses. It Is not believed, that whllo 124 towns voted for tho fifth clahs licenses, that there will be any applica tions made or any licenses of this class issued. That office is also receiving reports from the various town clerks who have not completed their cemetery records that thoy aro getting the work under way and that thoy will shortly havo these com pleted. Each day soes somo of tho towns reporting on tho matter. NEW HAVEN CREAMERY TO ISSUE $5,000 STOCK Montpelier, April 13. Tho Now Haven Mills Creamery company has filed a statement with tho secretary ot State that tho company proposes to Ishuo $3,C)0 worth of stock, of which there will bo 226 shares of tho co-operatlvo creamery which was formerly optrated in that location. The Grand Isle Orchard company of Burlington has filed a statement hi the samo office that tho company has paid up $53,700 of the $100,000 capital stock of the company and that tho new company was reorganized out of tho Eastern Fruit & Nut Orchard company of Grand Islo. CLEMENT TO GIVE SUFFS AN AUDIENCE Montpoller. April 14.-Oov. P. W. Clem put will give nn audience to a delegation t ira the Vermont Equal Franchise League ... . . 4 -ll ! 11a -4I11 .1 Norll, Bennington Is closed to-day bo- Wvanean'lv " . ' , ", ".' " ""J Cause Of n Rtrlkp. A ,lpmnn,l ,4,u mH.I' u fin-., m..""..- ....... .ii..44ur .ISKM.g NO. BENNINGTON PLANT CLOSED BY STRIKE Bennington, April 12, Tho H, T. Cush man Furniture Manufacturing plant at this morning for a reduction of hours from 55 to 50 a week with no change In wages and upon tho refusal of tho com pany to make the concession 03 of tho 133 employees quit, closing tho factory during tho day. The company Issued u statement that on January 1 it had given the men tho option of n shorter week or an Increase In pay and that the employes had voted by a largo majority In favor of the higher wages and that It had placed Its orders on tho basis of tho present schedule und could not change It at present. for a sDOclal session of the LcglHlntura and also gets an cquoi amount opposing tho calling of the session. CHILD EATS 12 IRON TABLETS AND DIES Montpoller, April 13. Thomas, tho 18-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Patten of Washington Hill, died yester day afternoon after eating some 12 iron tablets that It found whllo playing about tho hoimo Sunday, The funeral will bo hold Wednesday anernoon. block on Greene street, has sold out her stock to Mrs. Christine Bruce, who will carry on a similar business In Ran dolph. Tho condition of Mrs. Freder ick Sullivan, who has been ill, Is im proving. John Dempor, who has been 111 for somo time with heart trouble and complications dloJ at his home on West Main street Thursday night, aged 68 years. Mr. Dempor was tho son of absence which ho obtained to make a campaign for tho republican nomination for president and loft to-night for Chi cago to resume his duties as commanding general of tho central department. Ha stated that his action was due to railroad strike conditions. Washington, April 13. Major-Genera! Leonard Wood's decision to cancel hi! Mr. and Mrs. Amos Dempcr. and was.""8 ul ....i.o ..im .v4...i. i ui born in Vergennes and with an excep- niand of the central department becaus. tlon of IS months passed In Callfor- f conditions growing out of tho rail nia has always resided here. Ho was ' road strike was made on his own Inltia married In 1S74 to .Miss Emma Lavarn. I tive, was said to-day at the war dep.irt. Besides his wife, he Is survived by ono ! ment. Ills leave began about a month son, Frederick Dempcr of Vergennes, "Ko and was to have continued for three and ono daughter. Mrs. Eugeno Hawes months. Major-Gene ral Bell Is now actlni of Manchester, N. H.. four sisters, Mrs. commander of t-t central department. Rondeau of Vergennes, Mrs. surrounding sections to u considerable extent. Mr. and -Mrs. Clarence Cole have returned from Brandon after a week theie with their uncle, Edward Chandllcr ! E. L. Wlls and John Cain havo re turned to Orwell after a short ftay in town attending a meeting of the creditors of tho Rhureham Telephone company and their, two gentlemen were iippalntud receivers for the company. Mr. and Mrs. Melvln Knight of Walling- ford arc In to-n for thieo or four wcckiv-II. Ncleon Jackson has been wngageil to deliver the memorial Sun- ddjr address which will bu held In the town hall May 30 at three o clock, and tho Rev. F. M. Hagadorn of Bristol has been secured to deliver tho Memorial day address In tho same hall Monday, May 31, at I:;30 o'clock. Lal;o Dunmore Lodge, No. XI, I. O. O. F., will work the third degrees on a class of candidates this evening. Light refreshments will bo served. Tho Misses Grace and Flor enco Leaurol have returned to Roches ter, N. Y., after visiting friends In town for a number of weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Homan Goodwin of St. Albans aro in town for a few days' stay with rela tives. Tho American Legion held Its first after-Lent dance in the town hall Monday evening. Thero was a good at tendance. Brackett's orchestra of this vlllago furnished muslc.-.Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Sanford havo returned to Somcrvlllc, Mass., after sovoral weeks In Middlebury and vicinity. Tho .Misses Ruth and Clura Chapman of Montpelier nro In town to visit friends for a fow weeks: Mrs. Juno Carlyso and threo children havo returned tn Evanston, 111., after threo weeks' stay here. Mr. and MrH. Hainan Goodrich of St. Albans are In town for a short stay with friends. Georgo Munroo and Frank L. King of Montpelier ure tn town on a business stay of several weoks. Mr. and Mrs. JelTroy Albertson and daugh ter, Miss Adcal Albcrtson, have re turned to Philadelphia after threo months In Middlebury and adjacent towns. John T. Archer ot Pluttsburgh, N. Y Is hero for a stay of f.everal weeks which ho may extend indefinitely, Tho young man who was arrested In Vergennes Tuesday and brought to tho county jail tho sumo uvenlng on n charge of robbing tho New England Telophonu company's coin till nt the pay station in the Vergennes railroad station, was In municipal court before Judgo A, W. Dickons Wednesday morning and pleaded guilty. Ho gavo his name as William Dartt and was sontencod by Judgo Dickens to servo six months at hard labor at tho State's prison at Windsor, Mr. and Mrs. Eugeno Cassarctt of St. Johns, N, B., aro visiting In town for a fow days. Mr. and Mrs. August Ulnman Louis Charles Snow and Mrs. Arthur Tatro of Worcester, Mass., and Mrs. Augus tus Pigeon of Central Falls, R. I. Mr. Dempcr was a cabinet maker by trade, and for four years has been employed at tho Stato Industrial School. The funeral will be held Monday morning at St. Peter's Church. The funeral of Stukely W. Smith, who difd suddenly Thursday evening from nnclr.a pectoris, was held Sunday after noon nt three o'clock at tho house in Addison, tho Rev. A. J. Bowser, pastor of tho Addison Baptist Church, officiat ing. Tho bearers wore: Dr. M. D. Smith nf Pelham, N. Y Spencer G. Hawley of Panton, Robert W. Stowe of New Haven, Clarence H. Hawley nf Panton, Olin A. Smith and A. Bush Wllmarth of Addison. Burial was In tho Addison Center ceme tery. Among those prt-sent from out of town woro Dr. M. D, Smith of Pelham, N. Y Mr. and Mrs. Robert W, Stowe of New Haven and Miss Adella Bruya of Shoreham. Mr. Smith was a prominent citizen and farmer of Addison, where he was born February 13. 1S26, tho son of Amos and Barbara CWestcott) Smith. The Smith family was of French origin the emigrants from France to this country being the fifth generation removed from Mr. Smith. Amos Smith, son of the emigrant, was bom In Cheshire, Mass., In 1776 and raised a family of six chil dren, the eldest of whom Henry moved to Addison In 1780. He filled tho offlco of justice of the pence for many years and also hold all other town offices of Im portance, and represented Addison In the St.ato Legislature In 1833-31. Henry Smith was a prominent anti-slavery man when It cost something to bo one, Henry und Amos Smith, great-grandfather and grandfather, respectively of Stukely W, Smith, fought at tho battle of Platts burgh and both received a land warrant ixs soldiers of the War of 1S12. Stukely W. Smith llko his grandfather, has been elected to all the offices within the gift of the peoplo of his town. Ho represented Addison in the State Legislature In 185S-.59, when tho lato Senator Georgo V. Edmunds was speaker of tho House, Mr. Smith married May Zl, 1847, Mlsa Marlon O, Dorwln, who survives him. Tho other survivors aro Dr. M. D. Smith, a prom inent physician of Pelham, N, Y and ono daughter Mrs. Sarah B., wlfo of Spencer G, Hawley of Panton, The body of Augustus Pigeon, who died In Central Falls, R, I In February, was brought Hero Friday afternoon for burial In tho family lot In St. Peter's cemetery. The benrors wero; Guy "A. Beach, Fred Dempor, Frriik Oee, Henry Morris, Fred Miller nnd Louis Rondeau, Mrs. Pigeon accompanied jtho body and will remain to attend the funeral of hor brother, John Dempor, which takes placo this morning. Miss Ruth Clark loft Saturday for Springfield, Mass., whero sho has a position In the Springfield City library. Tho engagement of Miss Evelyn ungo, daughter of Mr. nnd MrH, L. M, Gage, to (Continued o pace tiro) 13,042 AUTOMOBILES HAVE BEEN REGSTERED Montpelier, April 13. The registration of automobiles is increasing each daj with the coming of warm weather and yesterday 237 machines were registered, making a total at this time of 13.042 which Is making tho office force busy to keep tho registration ahead of the arriving mails. In a few days they will ho behind the mail unless extra aslstance Is given the office. RAIN SLOWS TRAINS Centrnl Vermont Finds Trouble -nl 3!k W'liliout Montpelier, April 13. The weathor changing to colder prevented Hood con ditions in Montpoller last night. Water, however, dtd run Into aomo of tho cellars and stores In Montpellor. The north bound express this afternoon on tho Cen tral Vermont railway was three hours late due to a trouble developing from tho rainy conditions a little south of whoro tho big washout occurred south of Northfield a few weeks ago, while trains ran slow between Roxbury and East Granville because of high water. STUDENT REPORTERS Ten Wish School Puiilln Work for St. Albnnit Menacugrr St. Albans. April 13. Ten mcmbors of the eonlor class of tho St. Albans high school acted as reporters on tho Messenger to-day covering special as signments on feature stories, golnt on beat about the city, an.l nosing out general news on their own Initiative. All tho seniors did the work, with credit to themselves, while several Bhowed more than an ordinary binse of news values. Other groups of 10 each will be tried out In tho samo way boforo the close of school In June. These on tho "staff" to-ilay wore Edwurd O'Neill, Arnold Donlson, Herman Richard, Robert Cattlin, and tho Misses Lorotta Jen nings, Mildred Browcr, Eleanor Ho gan, Anna Corrlgun, Dorothy Speur nnd Ruth Reynolds, MINISTER RESIGNS SO HE CAN EARN LIVING Peeksklll, N. Y April O.-Tho Rev. Ellis Sllpperly, pastor In threo suburban Meth odist Episcopal Churches, to-day discarded his frock coat for a pair of overalls and began work as an apprentlco pearl cutter In a local factory. Ho announced ho had resigned his patMorato because he "couldn't mako both ends meet," and would confine his preaching to "relief work which would not Interfere with fac tory duties," His salary us a pearl cutter would be several hundred dollarH a year Vioro than his salary as, a minister, ho bald.