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VOL. VIC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXVI.
BURLINGTON. VERMONT, THURSDAY. JUNE 17, 1920 NUMBER 51 E HOLHROSS lents Diplomas to 126 Grad- Itcs- Tt-Us Students There No Clasa Distinction in icrica rvtata- M.V3 Juu ls.-ovortior KC addrecslng the graduxtln class kly Cross Collcirt to-day. DLiMrted there .o no clous distinction in constitution forbids noblllV." he hued, "because !Lat qTiW uociimnnt hilzoj ilio trver and 1'niT and liigher Ity it Anii-ricau citizenship." vkc-prcaidonUal nominee, attired I iAad2:!c cap and sown, presented rms to gruijifiianc class of lniic;t la tlw history of the This ba,i the anr.ja". custom governor of the State jtirf unit,.'' rouuirks were mafic at lioBp, of ors-Uoix dcHrornd by cla&n lcr. "!J" cbone Bolshevism as their He urnwl the tfraduaifts to con- taetr .ScKs.j'.n. raying: Icailon tetiA. 'o brunr tho roAson id Serkwiui .- the ius". Into a, Kolutlan i T-roMemR if the return. Avoid class lotion and Hulc ro sc-.icj ou not (mean, for .uvlc:; Id tbr. fcavatat'on ogres. greatest iwnii we have .' learn seek over tho -cbl!o wulfaro. La nation was iv'AicA an ho rejutt revolution but those who foupht led always thu th'-lrs was not an hot to tear d an bat to build up. not Itteropt to destroy bu' to maintain American hori".?re. irnod those who might be thinking bother revolution to consider well hor tliey were planning to tear down Ibulld up. ess property osiers had proper safe- Is of constituted authority," Gover- .oolldgc continued, "traiisiortation cease, Industry would shrivel up, lopcrty be destroyed and all incentive tort perish. All our freedom comes the support of the constituted au- Ire is coming a time, not far dls- when it will be as much of a dls- for those who arc alflucnt to re in idleness as It is to-day for those I who co about the streets in our and towns. In idleness and begging." honorary degree of doctor of laws conferred upon John P. O'Brien of Mass of 1SV. corporation counsel of York city. r.r tne exorcises tne governor nnn Coolldgc lunched with the faculty rhen left for Boston. ANTS TO TEACH HERE Ich Wnin tin Will I'rolmlil (irt .full in Vermont Intpellcr. June 16. II. O. Hutchinson, Ivltor of junior high schools, who in Montpellcr during the. present , relaUd an Interesting tule among many experiences flint have taken during the months ho has been rvlsinc the registration bureau in lligton. under the (nstrurtlon of Dr. Hllleg.is, commissioner of educa- who delegated that authority to Mr. hlnsou appears that earlier In the year lig other applications received at the Inlssloiier's office was one from a lady g In France. It was turned over to Hutchinson, who In the routine of office directed his stenographer to the regular application blank to lice. This occurred and in due time triplication properly filled out in ex lilt Kngllsh returned to the ollice. Ac anying It were a largo number of choice, recommendations as to the Ig woman's ability to tench. It also red later that peisons In Vermont I personal knowledge of the woman's ling ability. The application has been rrcd to a certain school hoard In Ih town the young woman indicated she would like to teach and It is Irstood that the closing details of ng a contract arc now en route to hce. 1 PRIZE FOR THESIS IWaugrli uf St. AlbauN f..-t Jlunor from MrfilH University Atnans, Juno 13. It will be of lntr- lo St. Albanians and tnene.3 of Dr. Mora wr-ugn to know tn. .he ved tho ?.nlor r.nzn for a tni-sls fled by llio "ilculll Meili-?-' aocl , IWaugii v3 graduate, f.-trn McGIll forvlty June S. 1I. ic no." at his homn lis city, but will retu;n io Montreal 1, where ft will assutu'. his new as lnlcrr. r'l'bologist at tho I'.oja'. loria hospital. vVasz'i wis a mcmbor of ho cla.ss li of the St. Albans high school, He Ivcd a bi-chellor of arts degree at i University, and had ore year's study hodldne before entering McGilb Ills ld. wish him every buccess In Ms work Besides now having an cx- Int professional training Dr. Waugh Iliad several years of practical bus!- cKpcnunco for when his fathftr, Dr. Vaugli died, his son was left with care of a large amount of real estate Isovera', other business Interests, thus ling the young man one of tho largest payers in this city. IRE MARSHAL INSPECTS IiIIHop generally Good nt St. AI- -Korbldr Smoklntr In fiararra AHv-ine. Juno 15. A. CJ. Prcblo of Speller, deputy Stato fire marshal, tho office of Joseph G. Brown, uranco commissioner, arrived In thlB this morning and accompanied by unter . J, uuerin, no made a of Inspection in this city. Ho kid conditions to be generally good. luring tho inspection of garages. Isaw men smoking, which practice said will have to be stopped at aa it is absolutely forbidden. lo warned all owners of buildings It tho basement and rear of build- Is roust be cleaned of nil rubbish, cm, etc., wliero it might cause a J'ROF. HOYT DIliS lot. X'rcntiss Cheney Hoyt, who was at Addison, and for some years Iclpal of tho Mlddlcbury high school, the other day suuuenly at worces- Moss. He was a professor of Eng. at Clark College. Tho body was liKbt to West Addison for tho burial. en with money usually havo tho vU. I to sao the poulbilitlcs of a good busl plan- If your plan is 33ucd, aUvsr- IE NOR L tat barisliig. BUSINESS BEING 'WHITTLED' DOWN Curtailed to Fit Capacity of Country's Railroads, De clares G. H. Cushing Washington, Juno 1C Notlunnl business Is belnj "pared down' through embar goes and priorities to fit the capacity of tho country's railroads, George H. Cush hur, managing director of the American Wholesale Coal association, declared to day in an address before the City club of Washington. Mr. Cusiilng, who is shipper!' representative on the local term inal committee appointed by the Inter state) Commerce Commission, said his re marks should not be construed as a criti cism of the agonctes now working to over come freight congestion. "Rather than allow the carriers to grow to a size commensurate with tho busi ness of the country," the speaker t-aid, "it Is propoaod to whittle business down to a plnt whero tho carriers can handle it This means that, having suspended tho growth oT tho railroads, it Is pro pojud Ctiat wo sot out deliberately to stunt the gitrvth of buslncst. To my way of thinking no sany nation over adopted a more isaii policy." Mr. Cushhjjf said coal production since April 1 has increased on aa avuiago S35.S00 to xi per week over last year, giving a total Ineruaso in that period of 7,700,000 tons. "Last year, with a smaller production, wo accumulated sufficient storage to help tide us over tho worat miners' strike in histiry." ho continued. "Winning ahead now of last year's production, ! cannot bciievo tho current statemaats Uiat we arc njui'.lnsr hciullong into a dreadful shortago of coal." Mate rioard Will Maintain One nt Tlnt InnU 'llilo YearNot to Compete With Other Montpcller, Juno 15. In response, to the urgent request of over 100 teachers, tho State Hoard of Kducatlon will maintain in the city of Rutland a summer school for teachers of Vermont. This school is intended in no way to compete with the summer schools maintained by other Institutions of the State, and teachers are urged to attend the other summer schools where possible. The school will open Monday. July 12, and will continue for four weeks. Tuition will be, free to teachers In Vermont- The successful completion of courses will count toward credit for higher teaching ecrtilicates. Full Information in regard to this school can be Fecured by writing M. B. HHlegas, commissioner of education, Montpellcr, Vt. All applications for enrollment must bo In the hands of tho commissioner on or before Juno CO. AVERTED DROWNING nrncucn i:hniisteri Swimmer n Uc fJocti Dmni for Third Time St. Albans, June 16. Philip It. Johnson averted a drowning tragedy at St. Albans Bay last night when ho swam out into tho lake and rescued Walter F. Fellows, who had become exhausted and was going down for tho third time. Fellows, it l,s said, after being in the water about a half hour swam to the old dock and there smoked a cigarette. Ho then dove Into tho water and after swim ming about for a short time became ex hausted. Other swimmers nearby noticed Fellows in distress and I.eo St. Armour swam to Fellows' assistance. Fellows was much heavier than St. Armour and pulled the latter down with him. Johnson, who was on the dock, noticed the predicament and jumped into the water. Ho brought Fellows to shore. St. Armour was able to take care of himself after relieved of his burden. Fellows Is employed in the store room of the Central Vermont railway offices. John son, who Is a Graduate of the University riT Vpririnnf. nnri a SiOTlia Nil mall, is studying law in his father's law office. GET RAISES htalr limine Employe Are Stoutly SnttifleU U'Uh llonrd'w DcHhIoiik Muntpollor. Juti" Ifi. The berroturv uf tho board of control ha" s,nr to some of the hum) vt department: in :i; :-!at 3ioi.se '.bo revised sjtih'-dulo of warfJ "hlo! wll become effccll .lulv 1 and If. nearl all u'lsos the clerks are pleawd with the remit a. There hr.s beer: r. general Increajitiitf of salaries In soi.-.o Instances as r;,uch an 4200 a year increase Is noted, while it other places JloO more a year is received and then some obtained $1S a month so th.it on the wholo a Ronon.l satisfaction has resulted. Tho decision relative to otheu- departments will probably be known shortly. WANTED THE BAR StrniiCCT Told Gently Monlprllrr Vo1J Wet Ilut 'ntfnn Went Dry Montpcller, Juno 16. A man S ap proached a clerk in ono of tho Mont poller hotels Tuesday evening Inquir ing whe.ro tho "bar" was located much to the surprise of tho clerk who at first treated tho matter as n Joke, but tho patron was so earnest about tho matter that finally ho was told Montncllor voted "wet" last year, but the nation is i"dry." therefore the hotel did not havo a 'Ibar" this year. ARE THEY TO PICKET? Suffrnglnt Thlnkn II Would lie Funny If Tliry Ieeldcd lo Ho Mo Montpcller, Juno 13. Gov. P. W. Clement Is at his office for a few days this week. Nothing could bo learned to-day relative to any pro IKiscd chango of mind for a special scs slon of the Legislature. One of tho suffragists In tulkJjlC about the matter humorously remarked that It would bo funny If they should decide to picket. TIRE FLEW OFF lllcyellnt In Picked Up Uneonxcloim mid ItiiNhnl to St. Albon Hoaplllll St. Albans, June 15. Albert Lafountaln was thrown from his bleyclo at St. Al bans Town this afternoon when a tiro How orf und so badly Injured ho won brought to tho St. Albans hospital, in an uncoustiious condition. His Injuries, however, proved not serious enough for hlra to remain at the hospital, and later bo was ablo to return to bu home. HARDING 10 CONFER WITH PROGRESSIVES Invitations Are to Be Sent Out to Prominent Leaders Asking Them to Meet the Republican Nominee Washington, June 16. (By the As sociated Press). Plans for bringing Sonator Harding, the Republican presi dential nominee Into closer .touch with tho party lenders, particularly those of tho progressive wing, were Jls eusscd to-day at a lengthy conference which tho senator had with Walter F. Brown of Toledo, his floor manager at tho Chicago convention. The conference Is understood to have resulted In a decision to send Invita tions at onco to a number of prominent progressives asking thorn to meet with tho Republican nominee to dis cuss tho present situation and tho coming campaign. The list of those to be invited will not bo rcado public ut present. Friends of Senator Harding said to night Uiat ll.o proposed conferences woi.ld bo hold before tho nominee's formal notification which will bo homo tlmu after July 15. Tho sir.ator, It was said, hopes to utiilzo fbe views expressed by tho party leaders In tho preparation of his speech of acceptance. While some of the meetings may bo held before Mr. Harding leaver. Washington Monday, tho greater portion aro expected to tako place whllo he is on Ills planned vacation. The visit of Mr. Brown to-day was'rt garjed by iiolltieal observers he.rc aa slcnincantl In 1012 ho wa3 chairman of tho Ohio State progressive committee and was active in tho campaign for Theodore Roosevelt. He wan a delegate to tho re cent Chicago convention and after tho defeat in the State primary' of Harry M. Daugherty of Columbus, tho senator's campaign manager as a dclegatc-at-largc, was selected as Mr. Harding's floor man ager. "I think you will find that the progres sives will 'be behind Senator Harding," Mr. Brown said as he lcrt tno senator a ofllce. Indication that Mr. Harding, however. Intends to ascertain the views of all Icad- rs In tho nartv was contained In Ills an nouncement to-day of a conference last night attended by Sonator Lodge, Re publican leader in the Senate, Brandc'gce of Connecticut, Fall of New Mcxlea, and Smoot of Utah. This meeting at which the platform adopted In Chicago was dls- r.nxxeri. s expected to no. tne lorcruinicr of many similar informal meetings. Senator Harding also gave consiaeramc ttnilnr, to.dav to Ohio political matters conferring in addition to Mr. Brown with W. L. Parmenter of Lima, Ohio, former Kt.-iti. chairman. The canaiaaie mane public a letter to the secretary of State Smith of Ohio, withdrawing his petition fni- .-...nomination as the Republican can didate for Rcnotor at tho August State primaries. The petition was incci on eve of Mr. Harding's nomination for tho presidency. Shortly before tne senator ien mi office for the day, C-oncral Pershing called and remained In conference with him for about 15 minutes. "It was merely a social call," said the general as he departed. "The se.na tor Is a very good friend of mine." The deluge of congratulatory tele grams and letters which began coin cident with tho nomination, continued to-day. Although the nomine- arrived at. his office early and remained late, additional help had to be obtained to clear away the great mass of corre spondence. Among the telegrams received dur ing the day was one from Thomas Taggart, the Indiana democratic lead er a.nd candidate for senator. "I desire to take this opportunity to congratulate you upon your nomina tion." said Mr. Haggart. "It was cer tainly a great victory for you. I re member with much pleasure your many kindnesses while in the Senate and I have said repeatedly that if wo ha1 to havo a Republican president that you would be my f'rst chol-." A letter of congratulation from Ttear Admiral William S. Sims also -u re ceived. GRAND LIST OF RUTLAND SHOWS GAIN Putland. June -The grand list of tli city of Rutland for 1DJ) Is I121.I37.M, which "is a gain of over last lour. Tne total taxable real estate amounts to R,L,Gft;, which is a gam of $74,577 la a year. There uas a loss of JD.43R In pciron- a! property, the total being U,1t)7. Tho taxable polls aggregate 12)7 This is a ' J"' hil ?? uf was made to got women to rf-gister last year but It w.s not rcpe.itcd the last spring. MONTPELIER HIGH GIVES 72 DIPLOMAS Montpellcr, Juno 16.-evcnty-two yung people were given diplomas to-night as graduates of Montpellcr High School in exercises that took place in City Hall be fore a large audience. The llrst honors went to Miss Kvclyna Pine, who de livered the valedictory address, while the second honors went to Muriel Wheeler, who hpoko the salutatory, The scholar ship to the University of Vermont goes to Carlo.Maronl, son of Alderman Maronl, who gave an oration upon "The Price We Paid." ns relating to the Vorl War, a pl.fa for compulsory military training. The words and music of the class song were wTltten by Miss Agnes Maloney, a member of the class. JOHNSON COMMENCEMENT .VormM'n Program llegliin Sundaj fPMikcni Announced Johnson, June 15. An unusually largo number of the alumni of tho Johnson Normal school havo expressed their In tention of attending the commencement exercises this year. The progrnm for the week Is as . follows: Baccalaureate sermon, Juno JO, by the Rev. fl. A. Mar In of St. Johnsbury; Shakespeare's ,,Tho Tempest," presented by tho students, under the direction, of Miss Madellno Randall of St. .lohnsbury on the dormi tory lawn, cvonlng of Jilno 21 If pleasant, othcrwlso Juno 22; commencement address, Juno 23, tn the opera house nt 10:00 n. m,, Juno 23 by Mrs. Dorothy Canflcld Fisher; nlumnl luncheon following tho nddress, with Miss Helen Wlnslow of Boston as toastmostcr. Tho classified ads cut out delay so BtraJeht to tho mark. WATER POWER BILL DORMANT Still at White House Every body Is Keeping Quiet About It Washington. Juno 16. Inquiry at tho While, Houeo, tho stato department and tho Capitol to-day failed to disclose tho action taken by President Wilson on tho water power bill. It was learned at tho state department, however, that tho measure still was at the White House, but ofllclals there remained silent, al though It had been announced that a list of the measures remaining In the Presi dent's hands and hi? action on each might bo given out lato in Uio day, Leglslatlvo record clyrks nt tho Capitol said they had not been Informed whether tho wator power bill had been approved within tho timo pormitted for it to be come a law. The water power bill was among 11 measuros' j-iven a "rocket veto" by tho President when Congress adjourned. Attorney-Central PainJcr later ruled that theso measures did not suffer a veto unless the President refrained from ap proving them within ten days after their receipt a tho Whif. Hous-j. Tho time for approving tr-.o water power bill ex pired last Friday at midnight and tho other mc.'isurc3 includliiE the war laws repeal resolution and the resolution creat ing a comndsslon to confer with Cana dian authorities regarding restrictive orders against tho export of pulpwood must bo approvod tof ore to-morrow mid night. PETTTBONE ADMITS HE POISONED WIFE llrnnlngton Man Confrsscs Infatuated AVIth Another Womnn, II In Mnlil. Bennington, Juno 16. It is Impossible to find any one In Bennington to-night who believes that Byron N. Pcttlbonc, who Is In tho county jail charged with tho murder of his wife by poisoning, commit ted tho confessed deed because he was worried over the payment on a house which lie and his wife had purchased a few weeks previous to the woman's death. In spite of the fact that the. examina tion which consumed tho larger portion of the night completely exonerated Miss Helen Mclllow from any complicity In the. case, thcro Is a persistent belief that tho accused man's Infatuation for tho nurse was the real motive. Mrs. Pettlbone died on the nlght of April 6 shortly after she had taken a dose of salts prepared by her husband. The husband when taken before State'fi Attorney Collins M. Graves last night at flrs, persistently denied the charge on which he was arrested, but under the steady questioning by the prosecuting at torney and detectives from a Boston agency, finally made a complete confes sion. He told that he prepared three doses of Falts, one for himself, one for a man roomer at the house and the third for his wife. In :W minutes after she becamo ill from the effects of tho drug sho was dead. Since his wife's doath, Pettibone has been much in tho company of Miss Mclllow. Two weeks ago ho went to Troy, N, v., and underwent an opera tion at a hospital in that city for Ih" removal of tonsils. Ho engaged Mlsa Melllow as special nurse on tho case and after he was ablo to leave the hospital he wont to tho homo of her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Mclllow in tho adjoining town of Shaftsbury and It was from tho Melllow home that he came to Bennington for the examination, making the journey In Miss Melllow's automobile. Recause of Pettibono's intimacy with Miss Mclllow and because of her profession, the States attorney had the suspicion that sho might havo procured the drug that caused Mrs. Pettibono's death. This suspicion, tho officials admit, was wrong. In his confession Pettlbone told that he procured the strychinlnof the poison used) at tho D. A. Ward drug store on Main street, a few doors away from the Walbrldgo undertaking es tablishment at which tho accused man was employed. Ho was well acquainted with the proprietor and frequently visited the storo so that it was easily poaiblo for him to secure the bottle of strychlnlne -without Mr. Ward's kno-leilge. Peta'vio-j w a native of Pnwnal ami haa b-vn a lesliien of Bennington foi 12 years. Mrs. Pettlbone uns 1:1 yo;u-s old whllo the liusba-.d H In his Krd yo.tr. Scjrc con-.in.e i Ibmnlngton. Pcttihone Had been emjd M'l coutili.niunly as au undertaker's asM-tant. first by H. . Woodman and lat"r by J. I . Walhridge. Mrs. Pcttlliono'r. relatives haw persistent ly refused to Ullevo the rumors that nave been in circu'atlon In thi village. They Were stnentiouslv opposed to tho autopsy which was performed by Dr. R, II Stono and Dr. t F. Whitney of Burlington, four days after Mrs. Pettibono's death. the body was taken to tho cemetery pre sumably ror nuriai ami men returned to tho undertaking rooms for tho exam ination. NORWICH FOOTBALL 11120 Neanon Wtll Include Hrmuuliier and Clnrluton Teeh for New Opponent Northfield, Juno 15. The schedule of the football season of i;i2o at Norwich will open September 23 with a gamo with St. Michael's Collego at Northfield. Tho other games are; Oct. 2, Dartmouth, Hanove.r; Oct. o, Rensselaer, Troy; Oct, Hi, Tufts, Mcd ford; Oct 23, CTnrkson, Northflnld; Oct. 30, MUdlebury, Northfield; Nov. 6, Vermont, Burlington; Nov. 13, Bos ton University, Boston; Nov. 20, open. Tho now opponents added to this schedule aro Rensselaer and Clarkson Tech.. who take tho place of Brown and Now Hampshire State, RESENTED EJECTMENT Fred IttU of .Northfield fioc In House of Correction for Attack Montpellcr. Juno 15. Judge u, t, Harvey wus in Northfield this week and m the House nf Cn.r...l Fred Lewis of that town for an-ault and battery upon W. C, White, an attorney In Northticld. White obtained a Justice ejectment to niovo Lewis out uf the house 110 Was OCCUpjuih -li. my wont to tho houso to seo that the order of the court was executed. Later, he saw Lewis and they had some words, with tho re sult that they separatod on tho depot steps, White going towards his office. Ho heard some ono following him and turned around just In time to receive the full .. I.1-..V from Lewis' il it enect oi "i"" - u wuu knocked down and much danmgo was done to White's Use, Lewis wa ar- rcaiea. LABOR APPROVES IRISH REPUBLIC Also Endorses Gompers' Non Partisan Political Program and Calls on Congress to Curb Profiteering Montreal, June 15. Organized labor In tho convention of tho American Fed oration of Labor hore to-day called upon Congress to curb profiteering, endorsed President Samuel Gompers' non-partisan iwlltlcul program, approved the Irish re public and requested withdrawal of arm ed forces from Ireland, The federation declared war on tho Kansas Court of Industrial relations and anti strike, legislation now before tho legislatures In Colorado and Nebraska. Tho recent railroad strike was condem ned by tho federation ail a "secessionist movement" to discredit tho recognized or ganizations In tho railway service. Any utiicn giving moral 'or financial aid to iuch walkouts was threatened with re vocation of charter. Congress was also urgd by a voto of tho convention to enact legislation for the absolute exclusion of Japanese and other Asiatic emigrants and "picture brides." A declaration was adopted lo tho effect that the federation "haxi never counten anced discrimination becauso -if race, creed or color." The federation instructed the executive council to call a conference of all the "Interested International unions" and Im mediately htart a new organizing cam paign In the steel Industry. The work of the national steel workers organizing committee, in organizing SW.DOO steel work era was approved. The question whether the American Federation of Labor should endorso "gov ernment ownership or government control of the railroads" provided spirited debate at the close of the. day's session. Final action will bo taken to-morroV. The administrative forces of the fedora--; tlon. backing the report of the resolutions committee for tho approval of "govern ment control" opposed the railroad em ployes' organizations and their supporters In urging endorsement of "governmont ownership with Democratic operation of the railroads." John Frey, chairman of tho resolutions committee, led the opposition to govern ment ownership. He asserted it was "not a sound trade union doctrine that we should turn over to tho 3tatc power our economic movement." Ho declared the government never kept Its promises, adding that labor had been mado "the first victims" on the Sherman and Lever acts, although it had been promised that these laws would not bo used against them. Frey said there is "growing in this country the idea, advocated by thoso who claim to be our friends by near statesmen, publicists and others that tho welfare of the state Is tupcrior to tho rights of Individuals." "They believed In that in Germany," he added. S. K. Hebbcrling of the Switchmen's Union pleaded for government ownership luid democratic control and operation. President Gompers, It was understood to-night, would take the floor if neces sary to bac'.. up the committee's recom mendation. 13TH VERMONT Regiment Han Its nSnd ltrunlon, .. U P. nultn President Kssex Junction, June Hi. The ISth Vermont Regiment Association hclJ its 32nd annual meeting yesterday in G. A. R. hall. The business meeting waa called to order at 11:00 a. m. by the president. John N. Harmon. The secretary's and treasurer's reports were read and adopted. Necrology re port gave a list of nine deaths since June 25, 1313. Letters from absent members were read and placed on fllo. The roll call gave an attendance of 1G members. The report and recom mendation of the committco on rcc- orls was rca-d and adopted. Officors were elected as follows; President. l.emucl p. Butts of North Hyde Park; vice-president, C. W. RIchardHon of Worcester; secretary and tivajiirer, Kit N. Peck of Burling ton. Txecutivo committee, J. L. Fen wU of Montpelier. M. N. Dodge nf Hsyejc, A. II. Sherman of Underhlll. H w.is voted to leavo the time and plact nf the next meeting with the execu tive, board of officers. After the busl uess meeting adjourned the afternoon was spent In visiting. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN RUTLAND HDWE. STORE Rutland, June 16. The Rllllnga & Davis Hardware Co. here suffered a loss of sev era! thousand dollars by Are early thi-i morning. The blaze started whero paints and oils ,wero stored in tho basement, probably from spontaneous combustion. By effective work tho firemen succeeded In confining the flames to tho hasomcnt and to the building where tho flro started, but the main floor of the store was filled for two hours with blark smoke coming from the oil which caused heavy damage Tho storo Is two doors from tho Hotel Berwick and guests, aroused at 5:00 a. m., hung anxiously out of tho windows, watching tho llamert and ready to vacate on short notice. Public Service Hearing St. Albans, June 16. A hearing was held at the city hall to-day before W. H. Dutton and W. A. Warner, members of the public service commission relatlvo to the accident on the Luke street cross ing of tho Central Vermont railway May 2S, when a car of tho St. Albans & Swan ton Traction company, was shucked oft tho track by a railroad engine. The engine had been cut from train No. IS and wa backing over tho crossing when It struck' tho electric car. No. one was Injured and no great damago dono. COMMUNITY THEATRE Springfield Motlr llouxe Incorporated for ."0,noo Five Slgmcin Montpellcr, Juno 15. The Com munlty Theatre, Inc., of Springfield with a capital stock of $50,000 has fllo.I articles of association in tho Secretary of State's office for tho purpose of conducting a moving plc turo placo In that town. Tho papers aro signed by L. J. Alton, H. 13. Hub bard, and W. D. Hooker of Springfield. S. V. Unhh.irH and L. J. Kdirorton of Rochester, HAP PEN I MRS IN VERMONT; AvXnnoT Miat Xltinon gSnwHl VliJ L tlcJ LMZiVVS Addison County MIDDLEBURY Tho June term of the Addison County Court, which began hore Tuesday, Juno 1. closed at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morn ing. During this short term, there woro lwo civil Jury trials and no criminal trials, although two respondents pleaded gunty to criminal charges against them. Decisions were rendered in the follow ing divorce cases: Mary G. Goulott vs. Fred Goulctt, bill granted for neglect, refusal to support and Intolerable severity; Alice B. King vs. Fred King, petition dismissed; Vora M. Mellleur vs. Iouls 'Mellleur, bill granted for Intoler able severity, neglect and refusal to sup port, the custody of minor children do creed to petitioner, also decreed to her as alimony tho property mentioned in libel; Gcrtrudo Taylor vs. Henry Taylor, granted for Intolerable severity, custody of the minor children granted to the llbellant with privilege to tho father to see them at any proper times at proper places, and J8.00 per week decreed to tho petitioner as alimony for tho care of the children; Ilattlo S. Lee va. Gordon H. Lec, petition dlsmlssod; May C. Laid vs. Albert C. Laid, granted for Intolerable severity and refusal to support and peti tioner granted permission to resume hor maidon namo; Henrietta M. Stark vs. Loon S. Stark, petition for tho annul ment of marriage, and marriage, an nulled; Bertha M. Armstrong vs. Krnest K. Armstrong, granted for Intolerable severity, custody of minor children de creed to llbellant and alimony decreed to her as per stipulation on filo; Francos M. Wells vs. Dona Wells, granted for wilful desertion and petitioner ,has loavo to resume, her maiden name. Miss Emma Fuller, county homo dem onstration agent, mot with the Woybrldgc Farmers' club at Weybridge Wednesday and gave a demonstra tion of garment fitting. Leonard Zee man has taken tho contract tn build a bridge of concrete across Otter crock In Salisbury village to replace the old wooden structure, which haw done serv ice for many years. Mrs. Alice Nash has returned from Forestdalc, where she has boon teaching tho district school this spring as a substitute for another teacher. Tho funeral of George Henry Ilallock was held at tho home of his son-in-law, Benjamin Hayes, Saturday afternoon at ono o'clock. The Rov. Henry C. Newell of the Congregational Church officiated and Interment was in the West cemetery. Mr. Hallock was born In Weybridge August 24. 1847, the. son of Isaac and Susanna fMontgomcry) Hallock. Ho was 72 years and ten months old and is sur vived by a wife and two daughters. Mrs. Shirley Langdon of New Haven and Mrs. Benjamin Hayes of Middlebury, and a son. Rollin Hallock of Middlehury, and a bearers were Clyde Hoftnaglo, Benjamin Hayes, Rollin Hallock and Shirley Lang don. The Interment was In tho West cmotery. Mrs. Roy Howard and two children, who have spent a few month In Farmlngton, N. H have returned and opened their homo on Seminary street. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Atkcy and daughter, Ruth, of Rochester were guests of Dr. and Mm. R. C. Goss Saturday. Mr. and Mra. Robert Calhoun and Mr. and Mrs. James Calhoun have returned from Springfield, Mass., accompanied by their daughters, Katherlne Calhoun and Mrs. Richards, who will visit them here for a fow weeks. They made the trip by auto mobile Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kennedy and niece. Miss Violet Holt, of Roches ter were in town on a business trip Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. George LaPnn. who have been here to visit Mr. LaPan's father, Frank IPan. havo returned to Philadelphia. News has been received from .Chicago that Mrs. M. A. Munroe, who recently underwent an operation at ono of the hospitals In that city, is re covering rapidly. Miss Kathleen Hunt, a teacher in East Northfield, Mai-s.. has arrived in town and will spend the sum mer with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Hunt. Mrs. Pcrley Voter and daugh ter of Cambridge, Mass., aro guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. Earle Dewey for a few days. Miss Sara Mallia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oragio Mallla of Middlebury and John Bonomo. son of Mrs. Caxrallo Conjetti of Modlca, Sicily, were married Saturday morning at eight o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic Church by the Rev. T. J. Leonard. The couple were attend ed by Mrs. Joseph Calvl and Antonio Mallla, a brother of the bride. Follow ing tho ceremony a wedding lunch was served at the home of tho bride's brother on Seymour street. Tho bride recently came from Sicily and tho groom has been In this country about n yearn and served In tho ,Vith Regiment. 4th Division, A. 13. F seeing service overseas for It months. Charles K. Crunn, editor of The Regis ter, has returned from a two weeks' visit with his brother, Kphralm Crano of Brattleboro. Mrs. i William K. Foster Is 111. Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer V. Drake havo returned to Tloondcroga, N. T after a few days at the homo of Mrs. Drako's parents. Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Cushman. Lawrcnco Abbey, who has been confined to his bed for a few days, is so far recovered as to be able to be. out again. Monday, market day, eggs brought from 40 to 44 cents, dairy butter 55 and creamery 00. Hubert Williams has returned from Rutland, where ho has been for some, time, tho guest of Dr. and Mrs. W, G. Hodsdon. Kxamlnations began Monday In all departments In the graded and high schools and ulll con tinue until Friday when the school year will close. Friday evening will como the exercises of tho graduating class which will bo held In tho town hall. Archlo J. Cook, village hackman, has returned after a few days In Orwell. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Minkler havo returned to Brook lyn, N. V., after a visit of several weeks In Middlebury and vicinity. Peter J. Donnelly, who has Just closed a five years' term of servlco with ono party in Brldport, left Tuesday to visit in Rutland und Proctor. Corhuui Brothers, who re cently purchased tho Piper house on Mill street, huvo completed some extcnlve re pairs on tho property and have made It Into a two tenement houso. Mr. and Mrs. Sparks of Seminary' street. Arthur Hln havo been spending a few days at the homo of Mr. Sparks' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Sparks, have returned to Castlcton. Miss Pauline Smith has re turned to Rochester after a weok at the homo of her undo and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Sparks of Somlnary stieet, has returned man of Toronto, Can., a former resident of this village, was in town Sunday and Monday. Many national flags woro displayed from privato houses and some on public build ings Monday in recognition of the Na tional flag day. Miss Mary IS. Williams has gouo to Rutland for a few days at the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. P. N. Williams. Mr. and Mrs, iScphyr Bradwcll have returned to Montreal after four wcelcs in town. Mr. and Mrs. Jeesto "4"L til COUNTIES Ferguson and daughter. Miss Lizzie Fer guson, of Boston, are visiting In town and will remain until after commence, mcnt. Prof. Lewis J. Hathaway has re turned from Rutland, whero ho has beon conducting examinations for high school students asking credltn for courses In piano playing. Not much work was dono In tho County Court during Friday. In tho afternoon somo ontrles wero made on cases on tl o dockets. In the case of Eugene Bugor v: . Martin II. Broughton, it was mado known that this case will be taken to tho Su preme Court on an appeal. A number of decisions were announced in divorce eaten hoard at Intervals during tho term. At four o'clock tho court was waiting for tho appearance of tho parties In still another dvorco case, which was to bo heard and after which adjournment f r the term was to bo taken. All arrangements have hocn mado for this year's Community Chautauqua, which will be held on tho local fair grounds for five days, June 2D to July 3, Inclusive. The session' events will Includo the writer and lecturer, Alexander Calms, who will tako for his subject, "Tho Goose That Lays tho Golden Egg": tho Madrigal Trio; the Venetian Serenodors; Maudo Willis, reader, giving hor "Fortunu Hunter," and Percy Allen, English lec turer, with an Illustrated story In regard to Franco; Beacon Concert company; Dr. E. E. Vloletto, address on an Important curront events subject; Cremona orches tra; John Tnbln, English lecturer; Mrs. Louise L. Mclntyre, lecturer on heal'h and right living; and tho American pla, "Polly of tho Circus." The Junior Chautauqua will begin on the night be fore the regular entertainments. Prof. Lewis J. Hathaway Is in Montpellcr for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. George E. Marshall have returned from Montpcller, where they have spent ten day3. Prof. Raymond H. White has gone to Nov Haven, Conn., to attend commencement at Yolo College. Mrs. H. S. Porter and her sister, Mrs. G. H. Constontlne, of New York have arrived in town and havo opened (heir house on Pleasant street. There will bo a conclavo of Mount Calvary- Commandery, No. 1, Knight:! Templar, In the Masonic Temple Tuesday evening. A shower party was held Tues day evening at tho homo of Mr. and Mrs. Carl O. Frost on Weybridge street for Miss Mildred Morgan, who Is soon to bo married to Dr. Walter Danforth, who Is now in Gettysburg. Ta. Tho affair was a complete surprise to Miss Morgan, the 22 guests arriving while sho was at dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Pclsuo. Appro priatc games were played, guests filling: out puzzles, fortunes being told, tele grams, special delivery letters and exprc.-3 packages being brought by the spcci.il messengers, Dolores Shambo and Helen Frost. Each guest was atked to wiilo a note of advice which was read by Mi's Morgan as she opened each package. Refreshments were enjoyed. VERGENNES The attendance at the spelling contest for the championship In the Addison northwest district, held here, was be tween 400 and 500. The towns of AddU eon, Fcrrisburg, Monkton, Panton, Ver gennes and Waltham were represented by the winners of the local contest of tho schools of each town. The championship; was won hy Delia Martin, daughter of Mr. ond Mrs. Carlos Martin, a punll of the Greenbrush district school, Donald Townscnd of tho Vorgonnes Junior High School ranking second. There were four contestants standing when tho 250 words in the pamphlet woro exhausted, Delia Martin, Donald Townsend, Margaret Scars and Barbara Jackson. Words from tho spelling book were, then given out, alt but the. winner going down on the first word given them. The three words from the spelling book which were misspelled by the three contestants wero chiffonier, cullender and sieve.. Supt. W. L. Cog gins held an examination of pupils for i free instruction at the school building Saturday. The members of tho Nature club enjoyed an outing Saturday and Sun day at Grandvlew Mountain. Mr. nod Mrs. L. F. Gibbs of Huntington Falte. Mass., on an auto trip, are majdng a few days' visit to Mrs. Gibbs' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Danyow, at their home on Maple street. George D. Middlobrook sustained a slight shock on his right side Friday evening. The Community Chau tauqua opens hore July 3 and closes Iva days later. Committees In chargo of tho advertising and sale of tickets are net- I ting active anil all Indications point to a big success. Mrs. Hobart Potter of. Newark. N. J., is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Ezra Smith. Ralph Nijw ton has moved his family to the G IL MeCuen house on Maple street, which ho recently purchased. The executivo boird of the Fcrrisburg Driving associaiion held a meeting Saturday evening .nd.' completed arrangements for the building'! of a large horse barn on the association grounds. They plan to have the barnj ready for use by July 1 and Oliver Daayttl has contracted to furnish the lumber.,) The association plans for a big celehre-1 tion July 1, which It wfJI observe Monday. July 5. Miss Anna Kingman, who haa been teaching In Pennsylvania the last year, Is at her home on Greene street Mr. and Mrs. Percy GUdden have moved from tho Merrill farm In West Addison to tho Roy Yottaw tenement on East School street. Home project clubs among tho pupils of Vergennes schools aro again being or ganized and tho activities of the boys and girls will be directed along profitable llnca during tlin coming vacation weeks. Tho enrollment by clubs In the first ix grades are as follows: Garden project lf) pupils; sewing IS; poultry 11; cooking eight; can ning six; pigs four; calf three; lamb ono. High School girls arc enrolled for differ ent projects. Walter W. Bristol, Albert A. Larrow and Joseph Danyow have been appointed commissioners of tho cstato of Peter Larrow and will hold their first meeting at tho residence of W. W. Bristol In Vergennes on July 13 from two o'elock..untll four o'clock In the after noon. Huwnrd Grandey of Southbrldgo, Mass,, is pawdng a week with his undo and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Grandey. Ernest Little has returned from a week's visit to his aunt, Mrs. William SurreU of Sholburiie. The Vorgennes lllgh School nine defeated the Shelburno High on tho homo grounds of the latter Saturday by a scoro of 9 to 5. Mrs. John Dolan of Wcdhridgo Is a guest of Mrs. W. J. Thompson. Tho Misses Florida Belter and Katherlne Ramsay, who havo been taking a course In stenography at tho Burlington Business College, havo secured positions, respectively. In tho Preston Jowolry storo and E, E. Clnrkson's, Bur lington. MUss Nellie Ryan of Orwell Is visiting her brothers. J. W. and D, E. Ryan, Mrs. Chrysler of Kansas City has arrived nt her summer home, R.ivcns ncst. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Donnelly Continued oa pnso two) j li