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VOL. VIC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXVI.
BURLINGTON, VERMONT, THURSDAY. JUNE 24, 1920.
NUMBER 52
MMANY I FAflFR
I kahllWhll
and Five Others Including
A T!i A 11 . i
mvni wviin nniwiivinir in.
m m i
w York, .Tuno 23. Indictment of
and five others on charges of con-
O.v frt HofrmH tVin TTnlferl Mtntne hv
fying Income tax returns and nt-
ed intimidation of Louis N. Hartog,
.althv manufacturer, throuch criminal
ecutlon, was announced hero to-day.
indictments, which were returned
erday, camo as a great suriirlsc.
r. Tinnnnn rnnvrnnnti n r ;in inn.
hers Indicted with Murphy were: As-
nt District Attnrnev James E. Smith.
of the central figures In the vice
between the district attorney's of-
and the police department; John A.
Murphy, brother of the Tammany
er; Arthur J. Baldwin, a lawyer;
Products company, and the Com
unto rnmnanv Itself. Rail for each
ndant was fixed at ?1,000.
trying to Intimidate Hartog Into
r t n r in m m nv ph rr niu r 11 u
financial support In a glucose product
in which Hartog was Interested.
indlctmVt alleges that Murphy
atcned to accuse Hartog of arson,
Uons with another woman. Fend him
ail ior ouenscs no uiu not uujiuiui
ruin his business.
irtog, tho indictment sets forth, pro-
the British government during tho
11 frttinH rflfllenllv In :i rnlll Hnir tho
order. Ho then enlisted the aid of
ment recites, the needed Ingredients
obtained from the Corn Products
pany.
to recover $123,000 Invested in the
1 Murphy, the Corn Products company
Baldwin to recover $10,000,1100 profit ho
ho had lost through withdrawal of
mis n uil'ukcu nun Jul i, iism'i uhk ut
longer could get glucose from the
n Products company.
rincr wn M mmonrn in Assistant 11 .
t Attornev Smith's office while these
actions were pending. Hartog
ges omiui summoned mm lo xorce
to pay Murphy his .Ufc.OOO, but Smith
11 nwrrlv rtva t ft wt etrr' it hrnt hnn urn a
d Jj.ufH) in federal court for sugar
a clean bill.
I IHM WIIT1 . I II I III! V Illlfl 11 iirinf k III V
increase from JIO.OTO to $LOOO,000 In
capital stock of Hartog's firm, the
111 JXllOltftllVIt kllllllll, V.UJII lf iiy ,
en Murphy and Hartog, it is alleged.
prll 1918, profits of tho business, sub-
to war tax, were estimated at ?1.00O,-
a year.
ft inn r.imrnr rnarppu i in, nn atmi
a larger income and a quick return
his investment, James E. Smith and
ho records of tho. hustnows.
r in inn inn Asspmh v rifipint rw
PI, rto nilluilfe iih; WIINC'SECS 1ISICU
the back of tho Indictment. It con-
ftri .'. P nso v rvnpivpn inn nni.Aa ah
Charles D. Newton and District At-
. vi r . i . . .I'm'
,ir mi tut t t- it- . m
IVlllllll m i ,
m TT'n V T t- r in. . -
Johnsbury. Juno 23. The Rev. Thco-
n engaged as principal of St. Johns
y Academy to surcecd Joseph A. Davis
joins, the faculty of Gerard College
Philadelphia. Mr. Wilson Is a giud
e of Harvard and of Union Theological
llnary. After teaching and preaching
went to Olivet College in Michigan,
NVESTIliA TE ACCIDENT
toniohilr Nearly DnNlied Into .llnvliiir
1 1, in i iiihi wpni ii i f-,'f mm i r ii I,
oniDcnnr. juno no oiblp au-
accldont which took place near tho
aphy crossing at Montpollor June
n. It appears tho railroad men who
re on the train, that the automobile.
OITOrl to hnvn hunn ilplt'nn hr Mar.
nor ui hip car ann rnnnripn ino np.
ent to the Ktn.tn nnlnmnlilli, ,lnn:irt.
ho could not "beat tho train" at
crossing was so close to It he ha.l
go Into tho ditch and a treo at tho
RV Aim niiASs nnv.
BY ST. ALBANS BOY
mnru ce. ninss.. .nirtA siAnin..
Harvard University, awakened early
tho duties and delights of class day
the blaring of a brass band which
rinn inn fiuiif-irn vapr im i tnnin
v j i.ii"-i. iiuiiuvia , iii:ii ii iu
y. They were joined in the llvollor
returning classes, celebrating their
minim in varl-colored nlntWoH nn,1
ppy moods.
4 A 1 V. n lli.,nl .n Uln.n. XT U I. . a... .- t
i r , .1 i . . . . , t i ! .-, 1 1
St. Albans, Vt recited hl class o,lo
icn was tjuustjciuwiiuy huiik ny ino
to the tuno of "Fa r Harvard."
Or uiu niauiuiu i flui Lini-n it. Illll
rltoH ennfettl battle which alwavs
lows tne c o very or mo ivy oral on.
witty relation of tho class history.
n i v r nr.niip linn vi;ui uiin i'.iiltili'
ott of LanHdowno, Penn, The usual
eaus ami ounces ai ciuun aim inn
Ity houBca wcro arnuiecd.
MURPHY
indicted
1,823,138 PEOPLE
IN PHILADELPHIA
Census Report Shows 17.7 Per
Cent Gain Slightly Lower
than New York's
Washington. June 23. Philadelphia's
population was announced to-night by
the census bureau as 1,823,138.
Philadelphia's percentage of increase
was 17.7 which was slightly lower than tho
rate made by Now York in tho same
period, the nation's metropolis having
shown 17.9 per cent.
Hochostcr, N. Y., which was 2oth larg
est city ten years ago, had an Increase
larger both numerically and relatively
than ten years ago, Its total population
being 205,850. Its numerical increase,
77.701, was the largest In Its history.
While Its relative growth showed an In
crease of 1.4 per cent over that of ten
years ago, the rate for tho past dorado
being 33.6 per cent.
Rochester's Increase ranks it above
Louisville, which was 21th city ten years
ago, and between Jersey City and Port
land, Ore. Until tho populations of Kan
sas City, Mo., and Providence, R. I.,
have been announced the rank of Roches
ter and other cities of its size cannot be
determined.
FIRST AUTO RIDE AT 92
Alfred Washburn Had Always Refused
to Trust Himself to That Form
of Locomotion
Milton, Juno 22. An event of some
Interest occurred the other day when
Alfred Washburn, Esq., Justice of the
peace of Milton, now In his 92nd year,
took his first auto ride, he having pre
viously refused to trust himself to that
mode of locomotion but the persuasion
of an attorney induced him to ride to
Milton Boro to attend a funeral.
Mr. Washburn has always lived In
Milton and hardly left the place, except
for a trip to Michigan by stage coach
and passage on the lakes. He is a noted
sheepshearcr and at his advanced age
has this year sheared 85 sheep, Is well
and healthy, attends church and all town
meetings.
He well remembers 1iis first trip to
Burlington In 1840 to attend a Harrison
rally.
EARTHQUAKE DESTROYS 21
BUILDINGS IN INGLEWOOD
Los Angeles, Calif. A survey early to
day of the damago done by an earthquake
last night indicated that Inglewood, ten
miles southwest' of here, suffered much
more severely than was at first reported.
Twenty-one business buildings In the
town were practically destroyed, the town
was deprived of light and gas. and scores
of dwellings were seriously damaged.
-Many plate glass windows in Los An
geles were .shattered by the shock, sev
eral were otherwise injured, and persons
wore struck by bricks shaken from chim
neys. San Pedro, Long Reach, Santa
Monica and Venice also reported minor
lamages.
Tho death of Mrs. William Shlppcy of
ios Angeles at Venice, a beach resort,
was attributed to tho earthquake. She
Jumped from an automobile, following the
tremor and fell dead from heart disease.
Tho earthquake area was confined to
Los Angeles county, Inglewood bearing
the brunt of its severity.
The shock which caused the damage
was followed by two slighter tremors,
a few minutes apart. No damago resulted
from these.
The front walls of the Inglewood hotel,
a theatre, an undertaking establishment,
a real estate ofllcc, three grocery stores,
two meat markets, two garages, a pool
room, a drug store, a furniture store and
other downtown buildings collapsed. The
steeple of the Episcopal Church toppled
into the street and the buildings occu
pied by tho Citizens Savings Bank and
the First National Bank of "inglewood
virtually was destroyed.
Several persons in Inglewood were
slightly Injured by falling plaster and
broken glass, but no serious Injuries arc
reported.
EX-SERVICE MAN'S
SENTENCE SUSPENDED
St. Johnsbury, June 23. Sammy
Valcnte of Troy, N. Y., pleaded guilty
in Caledonia county court to-day to
securing J200 of a St. Johnsbury mer
chant three years ago by forging tho
name of H. J. Brock, a Barnett lumber
dealer for whom he was working at
the time. Since tlwn ho has lived In
Troy and served eight months overseas
in the American army. St. Johnsbury
officers recently located him. After
pleading guilty he was fined $1,000 and
ordered to pay back the $200 to the.
merchant who cashed tho checks. Tho
court then sentenced him to not more
than flvo years or less than three
years Iri tho State's prison. Sentence
was suspended and ho was placed on
probation for five years. Valcnte, who
is an Italian candy dealer, was then
allowed to return to Troy and join
his family which consists of a wife
and six-months child.
ROADS IN SBjAPE
County Niipervlnor Report Impruvr-
meiitii Mnu In Varlomi Town
Montpcller, June 22. Reports from tho
county supervisors Indicate that tho road
commissioners arc trying1 to get their
roads into shape. Reports of repairs that
have been made In the last week show
Improvements in tho following' ' towns:
Shelhurne, Fairfax, Berlin and Franklin,
whllo in Berkshire, whore neglect of road
was charged, the repairs have been made.
These following reports that road con
struction Is under way have beecn re
ceived: Bloomfleld toward Island Pond;
Newport Center toward North Troy, In
Rutland and In Georgia.
TEACHER TRAINING
State Hniint of Hduentloii DlncutM't In
KtHutlnn i:pcrt tiltes Vlewn
Montpcller, Juno 22, At the meeting of
tho Stuto Hoard of ICilucation, which all
members of the board attended, In addi
tion to the routine business tho principal
topic was tho teacher training Institu
tion, nr. W. C. Uagley, of Columbia Uni
versity, was present and discussed for
tho members the many phases of tho In
stitutlon, Including as to character re
quired. He made nn Informal report on
ills conclusions after a survey of tho
Htate and what ho thought tin to location,
but tho commissioners are not yet ready
to discuss that report und unother meet
Ing will shortly occur on the matter, Ills
report also Included his advlco ns to ad
ministration of the Institution and Its
needs to Vermont at an early dote.
WILSON PRODS Pi, R.
LABOR WAGE BOARD
Urges Members to Expedite
Wage Decision Message Is
Result of General Unrest
Among Rail Workers
Washington, June 23. Tho Railroad
Labor board at Chicago has boon ur
gently requested by President Wilson
to oxpodlto Its wago decision.
Tho President's messago resulted
from tho general unrest among- rail
road workers over tho wago question
and the walkout of yardmen and other
omployes at Philadelphia, Baltimore
and other cities. Its text wns not mado
public, but unofficially, It was describ
ed ns being of a "forceful character."
Soon after the White House an
nouncement of the President's action,
W. N. Doalt, vice-president of tho
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, is
sued a warning that unless there was
a scttlemotit of the now a year-old
wago controversy by the end of thl3
week, tho situation probably would
bo much worse than at present.
Tho railroad labor board, Mr. Doak said
"Is wholly responsible for the present
bad situation" he added that the chiefs
of tho railroad brotherhoods desired tho
public to know "that this much heralded
and advocated method of adjusting ques
tions of this character, according to tho
present indications, is a rank and hopelcsi;
failure."
'At the same time Secretary Wilson of
the department of labor, declared in a
formal statement that whllo the labor
board had had a big task to perform It
could "rendor no better public service
In tho existing situation than by coming
to a speedier determination of the ques
tions at issue before it."
The labor secretary said that the rail
road workers had been "extremely pa
tient under manifold difficulties" and that
It would be a great victory for them and
their official spokesmen "if they continue
to exercise tho same patience and tho
same courage until tho railroad labor
board has reached a decision, which every
body hopes will be at an early date."
Mr. Doak in his statement, said the
railroad labor organizations had done
everything reasonable to keep trans
portation moving and that they were
now considering means to assist In
every manner in preventing- workmen
from leaving the services of the rail
road but that they knew full well
that tho men must ho given substan
tial pay Increases before their efforts
could be successful.
The railroad labor board, he con
tinued, had been told of the serious
ness of the situation and urged, beg
ged and pleaded with to meot the wajre
question, but "they apparently are
not alive to their duties and respons
ibilities." Secretary Wilson In making public
his tatemcnt denied that the railroad
strike had been discussed at' the meet
ing of the cabinet with President Wil
son yesterday or that action on the
strike was delayed after he had de
clared that the situation was so Im
proved that steps by the government
were unnecessary.
After the cabinet meeting Secretary
Payne, who now Is head of the railroad
administration, stated in the presence
of Secretary Wilson that he haJ made
a report to tho President on the strike
situation but that no action was taken
after Secretary Wilson had stated
that tho situation was improving.
GEO. W. PERKINS ESTATE
IN EXCESS OF $1,000,000
New York, June 22. Ocorge W. Per
kins, philanthrophlst and financier, who
died last Friday at Stamford.-Conn., left
the bulk of his estate to the widow and
two children according to his will Died
hero to-day. The. exact amount was not
given but the value was placed "in ex
cess of $1,000,000." No public bequests
were made. '
Miss Mary Klhm, his secretary for more
than 27 years received a bequest of $TiO,000
together with a $6,000 annuity for tho
remainder of her life. Every other per
son who was in his employ for a year
or more was bequeathed $100 for each
year of service.
Mrs. Kvelyna B. Perkins, the widow. In
herited all real estate, household effects,
works of art, Jewelry, livestock and au
tomobiles, in addition to a portion of tho
residuary estate as shared with the daugh
ter, Dorothy, and George W. Perkins, Jr.
Fifty thousand dollars was lx-xiuoathed a
sister, F.mlly K. Perkins of Riverdalo, be
sides the income from a trust fund of
$iso,oon.
A codicil attached to the will proper,
which dealt with bequests to employes,
contained provisions for K scrvnnts and
rertain former employes in the Riverdalo
mansion.
PETTIBONE TO BE PLACED
ON TRIAL JULY 19
Manchester, June 2!. Byron M. Petti
bone of Bennington will be placed on trial
for murder on Monday afternoon, July
19, at Manchester. This was tho decision
of Judge Stanley M. Wilson in County
Court today following Pettibono's plea
of not guilty to the indictment for mur
der returned by the grand Jury yester
day, Tim court first named July fi as
requested by Attorney-Gencral Frank P.
Archibald, but following urgent appeal
by Attomoys J. K. Uakhclcler and Harry
M Chase, who will defend tho respond
ent, the date was set over to July 15.
The respondent will bo returned to the
Jail at Bennlnnton pending tho trial,
C. V. TIME CHANGES
Summer Schedule fioo Into Kffrrt on
Sunday Few Difference
SI. Albans, June. 23. The summer sched
ules of the Central Vermont railroad
which go Into effect Sunday will have
few changes. The only change In time
will effect this city -will he tho Rouses
Point train, which will leave this city
at 6:30, standaid time, Instead of at 6:13
In tho past.
Beginning Juno 28, trains fio. 8 and 5 on
tho Central Vermont railroad will carry
bulTet parlor cars between this city and
Boston. The first southbound trip will
bo June 29,
AIKEN FOR SENATOR
Hrattleboro, Juno 23. Kdward W,
Aiken of Putney, a woll-known farmer,
and fruit grower, who has served In
tho House of Representatives four
terms, to-day announced his candidacy
for tho office of senator from Wind
ham county on Uio Republican ticket
SUFFRAGE SESSION
IN TE N N E S SEE
Legislature Will Be Called for
Purpose of Acting on Fed
eral Amendment
Washington, June 23. President Wilson
to-night sent a telegram to Governor Rob
erts of Tennessee urging that a special
session of tho Tennessee Legislature be
called to act on tho federal suffrage
amendment.
Knoxvllle, Tctm., Juno 23. Governor
Roberts of Tcnnessco announced to-nlgnt
that he would comply with the desire of
President Wilson that a special session
of tho Tennessee Legislature be called
to act on the federal suffrage amend
ment. The Legislature will bo called to meet,
tho Governor said, In plenty of time to
permit tho women of tho United States
to vote In tho November election pro
vided ratification of the suffrage amend
ment is completed through favorable
action by Tennessee.
PARKHURST HAS
2,848 PLURALITY
Leads in Maine Primary With
19,121 Votes Deering 16,
273 Milliken 13,139
Portland. Me., June 22. Tho nomination
of Frederic H. Parkhurst of Bangor for
governor on tho Republican ticket at yes
terday's primary was assured with the
completion to-night of a tabulation of
roviscd returns from the whole State
except 32 small towns which cast only
900 votes at tho last State election.
With these places missing his plurality
over John 1'. Deering was 2.81S, the vote
being:
Parkhurst. 19,121; Deering, 16,273; Gov.
CakI E. Milliken, 13,130; Louis A. Jack
1,755.
Unofficial returns in the first district
give Carroll L. Becdy of Portland, the
Republican nomination for Congress by
a plurality of 19 votes over Mayor Charles
n. Clarke of Portland. The four other
candidates ran considerably behind
Clarke, who to-day conceded Bcedy's
nomination.
Mr. Parkhurst received tho following
telegram to-day from Senator Harding,
Republican presidential nominee:
"My very cordial congratulations over
your nomination for governor and my
very best wishes for your triumphant
election." '
219TH COMMENCEMENT
OF YALE UNIVERSITY
Now Haven, Conn.. June 23. Yale
University at Its 219th commencement
exercises in Woolsey Hall to-day, con
ferred honorary Jegrecs 'upon tho fol
lowing: '
Doctors of laws: General John Joseph
Pershing; Thomas DeWItt Cuyter. rail
road administrator and war-time chair
man of the association of railroad ex
ecutives; Right Honorable Sir Auck
land Campbell Geddes, British ambas
sador to tho United States, and Jean
Adrian Antoinc Jules Jusscrand, French
ambassador to the United States.
Doctor of science: Henry Prentiss
Armsby, director of tho Institute of
animal nutrition at Pennsylvania State
College.
Doctor of divinity: Arthur Goo.1
enough, for 50 years a Congregational
pastor at Winchester, Conn.
Doctor of letters: Albert Fculllcrst,
professor of English literature at tho
University of Rennes.
Master of arts: Malcolm Loo McBrlde,
hUHlness man of Cleveland; William
Darrach, surgeon and senior consul
tant in surgery at headquarters of tho
American Expeditionary Forco: Her
bert Edwin Hawkes, author, dean of
Columbia University; Edward William
Nelson chief of the biological survey
In the United States department of
agriculture; Preston Brown, chief of
staff of the second division who is
sued orders for the advance on Chateau
Thierry, later commaniing goneral of
tho third division, and military gov
ernor of Troves.
CHANGED HER MIND
AND LOST A HUSBAND
Nnw Yoik, Juno 23.-Exerclse of
women's right to ehango hor mind to
day resulted in Miss Nell Butler being
ordered back to England hiisbandlens
after she had crossed tho Atlantic to
wed. '
She had sailed for Halifax to marry
a Canadian army officer she had met dur
ing tho war, but a three-day courtship of
Capt. Paul Miller of the British army, a
fellow passonger.-resultcd in her switch
ing Tier choice of husbands during the
voyage. Halifax Immigration olllcials
said sho must marry the Canadian who
had paid hpr passage or "sail on."
Sho chose to sail to New York, but a
special board of Inquiry decided that It
she was not to bo admitted to Canada
she was not to be admitted to tho United
States.
DR. GRAY INAUGURATED
PRESIDENT OF BATES
Lewlston. Me., Juno 23.-Dr. Clifton n
Grey was formerly Inaugurated president
of Rates Collogo this morning, Tho exer
cises wero held In tho presence of a nu
merous and distinguished company. In
cluding Governor Milliken of Maine und
Governor Coolldge of Massachusetts.
In his Inaugural address, which was
elaborate and extended, Dr. Gray specifi
cally recommended a new gymnasium, a
new recreation building, an addition to
the library and the establishing of a do
parcment of music. Ho made nn specific
mention of any contemplated changes In
administrative policy, lie approved tho
action of the governing board n voting
to embark upon a financial camp.ilgp,
covering a live-year period to ralso two
million dollars.
The degree of L. L. n, was confered
upon Calvin Conllrige, governor of Massa
chusetts: fecll '"liarlew Jones, educator
and author; and Alfred Williams An
tliony. preacher. The degree of Lu p.
Is conferred upon Margaret Deland, nti
thor; of P. D. upon James Stanley Durk
or. educator, and of Ph. I), upon Lorenzo
Edward Moulton, educator and lecturer.
A class of 58 received diplomas. Ap
proximately a thousand former students
aro In Lewlston to-day to attend the vnrl
ous cxrrclscs.
Despite the scarcity of maids, you can
find ouo through tho classified columns,
FRISCO PLATFORM
GUILDERS BUSY
There Develop Several Schools
of Thought as to How the
"Damp" Plank Should Be
Whittled Out
San Francisco, Calif., Juno 23.-A vol
unteer construction corps of platform
builders was busy to-day whittling out
planks which they believed would meet
tho needs of tho Democratic national con
vention in expressing its views as to pro
hibition enforcement. Loaders, includ
ing Chairman Cummings of t'ho national
commlttoc, wcro In agreement that this
question would monopolize the center of
tho convention stago until It was settled.
Mr. Cummings expressed tho opinion that
It would be tho only Issue to be carried
to the convention floor.
Informal discussion by delegates shows
several schools of thought among tho
anti-bone dry advocates as to how tho
question should Jbc approached. They
vary from State's rights stand taken by
Governor Edwards of New Jersey to pro
posals that Congress be urged to proceed
directly toward modifying the one-half
of one per cent alcoholic content restric
tion of the Volstead enforcement act so
as to lift the ban from beers and light
wines. The most pronounced movement
at the moment, however, and the one
which appeared to-day to have taken tho
most definite shape was that originating
in Washington and designed to offer a
basis on which antl-bono dry forces could
concentrate. Personal liberty will bo the
slogan of advocates of this compromise
plank.
Mr. Cummings was emphatic to-day In
defining the question to be solved as not
a prohibition issue, but merely expres
sion of tho party's altitude as to the
Volstead enforcement act. There were
numordus other Issues on which there
would be dlfferoneo of opinion before the
resolutions committee, Mr. Cummings
thought, Including profiteering, tho In
dustrial plank, touching relations between
capital and labor, tho Irish question, and
others: but no present prospect that they
could not be harmonized in committee.
A minority report is to be expected only
on tho so-called "beer plank," It was
agreed, and that will throw the fight Into
the convention Itself.
The Washington enforcement plank was
drafted in circles In close touch with the
administration. It is understood to have
been drawn from the personal liberty
angle and to advocate in goneral terms
a liberalization of tho. Volstead act.
Specific mention of wine, hcer or any
other beverage by name was omitted.
The plank will bo put forward as repre
senting the opinion of many senators and
representatives and its framers hope to
be able to claim for It the backing of
President Wilson himself. It was drawn
after conference In which more than one
member of the cabinet shared, It was
ald, and in which anti-bone dry senators
took - a leading part.
Avoidance of specific mention of bev
erages, proponents of the Washington
plank argued, and an appeal for an en
forcement policy more In Tiarmony with
American Ideas of personal liherty would
serve to prevent alienation of sentiment
which a more direct approach might push
Into the bono dry ranks.
By such a course, also, he added, the
party's stand could be in strict accord
ance with the ruling of the Supreme
Court confirming the authority of Con
gress to fix permissible alcoholic cuntent
under the prohibition amendment.
It was questionable to-night whether
any direct reference to the Volstead act
would bo urged on the platform framers.
There arc pros and cons to be thrashed
out in that respect. The plank to be
urged by the anti-bone drys, however. Is
expected whatever it may say otherwise,
to rap the Republican Congress sharply
for enactment of the enforcement meas
ure In its existing form, Probably, It
was said, tho attitude of Postmaster
General Burleson in his statement In
San Antonio yesterday assailing as
"absurd" provisions of the Volstead act
and contending that they wero calculated
to defeat the purpose of the prohibition
amendaient would bo reflected In the plat
form language proposed.
A new oourco of discussion arose
to-day in connection with convention
procedure. It had to do with determin
ing whether tho platform should be
adopted before or after the presiden
tial nominee had been selected.
Chairman Cummings apparently has
had the question up with managers of
various candidates arid found their
views to differ. Somo of the workers
for this or that candidate m-nf ss to
see strategic advantage for t'-. man
In one course or the other "' e na
tional ehairmnn did not share their
views; hut to promote, harmony will
call tho campaign managers into con
ference on tho ove of the convention
to sco if a satisfactory program can
not be arranged In advance.
There Is strong dcslro to oxpcdlto
the convention's work as much as pos
sible. Steps to limit nominating or at
least seconding specche are under
consideration. If a dozen or more men
nrc to 'be nominated and seconded, tho
delegates wll got more than thoir fill
of oratory. It was said,
There wero Intimations that Mr. Cum
mings expected the report on platforni
to bo defrrred until after the balloting
on nominees. This would permit the con
vention to proceed with nominations whllo
the wrangle over platform Issues was
In progrrss. It has been done before in
Democratic conventions and Is deslrahlo
In the opinion of some, of thoso responsi
ble for arrangements because otAho
purely mechanical question of time sav
ing. It was insisted that no thought of fitting
Issues to candidates or the other way
round was In mind among tho leaders,
nor any view that nominees wero more
Important that platform expressions.
Headquarters of vnrlous candidates
seized tho opportunty to express views on
the question to-night. Senator Owen
of Oklahoma first of tho men formally
In the rare for nomination, Issued a state
ment opposing any plan to name- the
standard bearer of tho party before the
platform had been adopted,
"The Democratic convention," he said,
"should enunciate tho principles of tho
party and candidate should be prepared
to support theso principles."
At headqtinrtorH for Attorney General
Palmer it was said his forces wero "In
different ns to tho course to bo followed,"
Community service. That is what tho
merchant advertisements are. They
serve you nnd tin community hv giving
you tho late "thrillers" In news of prices
.and places to buy.
HAPPENINGS IN VEi zlONT;
THE HEWS BY ( " UNTIES
Addison County
MIDDLEBURY
The home of Mrs. Noblo J, Sanford of
Court street was the scene of a pretty
"fhower" party Friday afternoon for
Miss Evelyn Muldoon, a teacher In tho
local High School, In honor of her ap
proaching marrlago to Walter II. Cal
houn of Mlddlcbury. The shower was
held on tho porch, which was attrac
tively decorated with flowers and ferns.
Master Robert Cushman and Miss Helen
Watt drew to tho brlde-to-bo ,f whlto
daisy-covered cart, filled with many mis
cellaneous gifts and packages for tho
pantry shelf. An "elaborate luncheon
was served to tho 35 guests. Mrs. O. R.
Houghton has returned to Walllngford
after a few days with her daughter. Miss
Evelyn Houghton, who accompanied her
home. Lieutenant McCreory and some of
his assistants connected with the United
States Morgan Horse Farm at Woy
brldge have gone to Rutland county on a
hunt for Morgan horses for the United
States Cavalry. Miss Carrnln Walker of
Ludlow in hero for a week. Mr. and
Mrs. Frank C. Johnson and two young
daughters of Manchester are In town for
several weeks. Mrs. Sophia Wilson and
Mrs. James Thurber have returned to
Bethlehem, Pa., after six weeks in Mld
dlebury and vicinity. Mrs. Horace Bell
and daughter, Miss Margaret BH1, of
Washington, D. C, aro In town for two
weeks. Mr. and Mrs. James T, Flana
gan have returned to Willsboro, N. Y.,
after passing two months In this section.
The old Tuppcr mill on Mills street,
recently rented to Wilson Brothers for
a factory to manufacture bobbins. Is
being repaired and It is expected that
the plant will bo put In operation In tho
early part of the fall. The mill Is in a
bad condition, and will require a largo
amount of repairs to put It in good shape
for the factory. John Hammond and
family havo moved from tho Howard
house on Somlnary street to the Bentlc"y
house on Pleasant street. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Grandey are in Shoreham to visit
their daughter, Mrf. Ric'hard Heltman.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugeno Eddy and children,
who have been hero for a fow days at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ceylon Eddy,
have returned11 to Walllngford. Miss
Kathern Calhoun of Lester. Pa., is In
town to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Calhoun. Miss Emma Fuller has
returned from Barro, where she went to
attend the graduation exercises of God
dard Seminary. Her brother. Honey Ful
ler, was a member of the graduating
class. It is understood plans are under
way for tho laying of a cement walk on
tho easterly side of Wedbrldgc street
from the College street corner tho en
tire length. Mrs. George R. Richardson
of Springfield, Mass., is in town to 1sit
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cal
houn. Miss Florence Huestls, a nurse at
the Proctor hospital in Proctor, who has
been spending a week in town at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L.
Huestls, has returned to her duties again.
The annual meeting of the East Mld
dlcbury Ladles' Aid society will be held
In the Community club rooms of that
hamlet Friday afternoon. Supper will be
served as usual. Mrs. Winnie Peck, who
spent the last winter in Orange. N. J.,
has returned. Mr. and Mrs. -Lewis Page
have gone to Elizabcthtown, N. Y. Mr.
and Mrs. George Herrlck of Springfield
are in town. Dustln Russell of Glouces
ter, Mass., is in town to visit his par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Russell.
Mr. Henry F. Hodges of Middlcbury,
Vt.. formerly chief clerk of tho Wood
ruff Hotel, Watortown, N. Y and room
clerk at the Lafayette Hotel, Buffalo, N.
Y., has been appointed room clerk at the
Harrington Hotel, Washington, D. C.
During the World War Mr. Hodges served
at Camp Gordon, Ga., and when released
from tho army he entered the service
of tho Knights of Columbus as transport
secretary, making several trips to Eu
rope on tho U. S. "Mongolia," to which
he was attached.
Tho graduating exercises of the class
of 1920 of Middlcbury High School took
place In the town hall Friday night with a
large attendance, In spite of the rain.
Tho stage was elaborately trimmed with
purple and gold, colors of the class, and
their class motto, "E6so Quam Viderl,"
was posted aloft. There wero ferns and
potted plants In great profusion, with
evergreen boughs for a background. Prin.
Archie S. Harriman presided and the
exercises', were In accordance with the
program already printed. The following
arc tho names of the class graduating:
English course, Lloyd Arthur Bingham,
Grace Geneva Bums, Ruth Gertrudo Del
phla, Mary Gladys DufTany, Stanley Kel
logg James, Ralph Ransom O'Brien, Wal
lace Lamos Payne, Willis Hathorn
Walte: commercial course, Mary Eliza
beth Condon, Poarl Kathleen Cotter, Mil
dred Hattlo Delphla, Ralph Leslie Smith:
Latin course, Coeile Mary Burns, Gladys
Emma Dyer, Ruth Eddy, Margaret Brad
ley Harriman. Stanton Avery Harris,
Beatrice Annette Mills, Florence Eileen
Noble, Russell James Pratt. Michael
Georgo Tullcy, Gcraldlno Catherine Wlm
mett, Mildred Cathryn Williamson;
teacher-training course. Evelyn May
Adams. Agnes Mae Boardman. Ethel May
Brown, Edna May Klrby, Ruth Emogene
Preston and Eugenia Hayward Tyrrell.
The high honors for tho course were
awarded to Miss Ruth Eddy, .Miss Flor
ence Noble, James Pratt and Lloyd Bing
ham; and secondary honors to Miss
Gladys Dyer, Miss Margaret Harriman,
-Miss Beatrice Mills, Miss Pearl Cotter.
Miss Evelyn Adams and Wallace Payne.
Tho graduation prizes of 123 offered by
Judgo and Mrs. Weeks divided into two
firsts of J8.00 and two seconds of 1.S0
wero won as follows: Boys' first. Stan
ton Avery Harris; second, Michael
Goorge Tully; girls, first by Gladys Emma
Dyer; second, Evelyn May Adams. Ruth
Eddy won honorable mention. Tho Judges
were Leroy C. Russell, Robert Hope, tho
Rev. E. SL Gould. Tho diplomas wore
presented by Prof. E. D. Collins of the
college, f
Reports from the surrounding country
towns particularly Weybridgo and Corn
wall go to show that this part of the
State Is going to bo Inundated right away
with grasshoppers and tno grasshopper
pest, Largo numbers of them are already
hero nnd It is feared theso are only an
advance guard. Lieutenant McCrecry and
assistants, who have been In this sec
tion for some time buying Morgan horses
for tho United States government for
cavalry purposes, havo shipped llvo head
of Morgans to Norwich University and 1"
head to Fort Royal, Virginia, Tho gov
ernment Mock farm has shipped for
Tacoma, Wash,, tho stallion Donlyn with
mare Jewel nnd a six weeks old colt, also
all Morgans, which wcro purchased by
representatives of tho Japaneso govern
ment and which will he shlpiod to Japan
at nn early dato from tho Washington
port. They were accompanied by Ralph
Mcrrltt, Mr. and Mrs. Hcbeit S. Foster
and children of Galena, III,, aro In town
for tho summcr.-Erncst Olscn has gon
to West Rutland and will spend the sum.
mcr at his homo there. Mr. and Mis
Henry G. Billings of St. Albans aro In
town for several weeks. Arthur Allenlij
and John Shcdwlck have returned to
Rlchford aftor an extended visit In tM
section. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Matlu-wi
of Fair Haven, Mass., aro In town for u
few weeks' visit with friends. Mrs. Elin-ji
Cook has gone to Proctor for a visit with
her sister, Mrs. David Olgllvlo.-Mr. and
Mrs. Paul Martlnoau and daughter, Mi.-u
Delphlno Martlneau, havo returned tvo St
Johns, X. B., after two months In this
scctlon.-Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Blackmet
havo gone for a week's automobile trip
through the. Whlto Mountains and befoia
they return will visit several nlnecx In
Maine. Miss Dorothy Langworthy of
unsioi is tno guest or her aunt, MtK.
Joseph Burke.
Barney Forest of Cambridge, X. V,
Li In town to .visit his brother. Josonh
Forest. George Wright Is in town on n
'visit nt the honrs of Mr. and Mrs. Gcnrgj
I Wright on High street. Mr. and Mri,
Merrill Lano of Now York city are In
town for a visit at tho home of Mrs.
IM. K. Moore. Miss Lctltla Calhoun of
l air Haven is In town and will spend
her vacation at the homo of her uarents.
Mr. and .Mrs. Allan Calhoun. Mrs. Ford
Bingham of Hardwlck Is the guest o(
ur. ana Airs. Howard L. AverllL
W. H. Wheeler has returned tc
Vergennes. Mr. and Mrs. EugetK
L. Eddy and children of Walling
ford havo returned to their home after
a week hero and and In Shoreham, where
Mr. Eddy was formerly superintendent
of schools, a position similar to that he
now holds at Walllngford. Mrs. Carlos
B. Cook, who has been here attending
commencement and visiting relatives, has
returned to West Rutland, where sho Is
spending tho summer with 'her mother,
Mrs. Chester L. Clark.
The new piece of stone road which
tho village authorities are having con
structed from Main street through Sey
mour street past the railroad station
to Elm street. Is nearly completed,
While going under the name of repan
work this road will be practically a
new road and one of the very hesi
stretches of stono road anywhere Ir
AdJison county. Frank J. Donahue,
who spent a week at his home here
returned Monday to Swanton, where ha
is engaged in making an insurance mac
of the town. Mrs. Donahue, who li.i!
been In Barrc for several days, an-ived
back home Sunday. Prof. Saronel Shrl
don and son, Samuel Sheldon, Jr., ol
Rrnnklvn. NV V. nrrlvnil In fnti'n ,in.
J day for the summer and are at T.i
Addison. -Mr. and Mrs. John T. French
of Danville, Conn., are in town for a
week's stay. Edward R. Burns has re
turned to West Rutland after a short
j visit in town. Malcomb Ross has sono
to Rutland and expects to reina.il
' through the summer thoro at tho home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis N.
Ross. The Misses Hortcnse and Grace
Viin Nostrand of Milwaukee, Wis., arc
in town to spend the greater part ol
the summer. Mrs. James B. Moulton
and daughter. Miss Dora Moulton, of
St. Johnsbury are In town for a few
weeks. Charles Rock, who has been
visiting for somo timo In Iroctor, has
gone to his homo in Ludlow for a lontr
stay. Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Southmoro
of Albion, N. Y., are In town for a few
weeks Monday, markot day, eggs
brought 40 to IS cents, dairy butter 33c
and creamery C2c. James Smith 1ms
gono to Pittsburgh, N. Y., to spend
two weeks. Fletcher Taylor left Tues
day for Bristol, Conn., where ho has
a position. Lieut. ,1. A. Wilson, a
former student of Middlebury College,
who Is with tho United States army,
having left college at the outbreak of
tho war and now being stationed on
the Mexican border Is In town for a
fow days' visit with old friends. Mr.
Wilson .lid not finish his courso at the
college and ho now oxpeuts to come
back next year to finish up his studies
and get his degree. Attorney General
Frank C. Archibald, who has been In
town for a few days at tno nome of
his sister, Miss Susan Archibald, has
returned to Manchester Mr. and Mrs.
Albert J. Hettinger, who have been In
town for a few days, havo returned to
Northampton, Mass.
Word was received here Wednesday
of the death of Horace C. Tracey, son
of the late Col. and Mrs. S. A. Tracey,
for many years rnsidents of this vii
lage. at his home in North Ballulr-;,
Mass., from the effects heart trouble
Sunday afternoon. It will be remembered
that he was in town less than a month
ago with the body of his mother whir,
was brought here for burial In tho family
I lot. Mr. Tracey was born In Middlcbmy
and was educated in tho Middlomiry
( public scholos and was a student in the
Middlebury College for a part of t
I course. He Is survived by a wife and two
sons who live In Boston, and two sister?,
Miss Lillian Tracey and Mrs. Frank K-ini-ball
of Boston, and a brother, Charles
Tracey of Buffalo, X, V. The body was
taken to Concord, N. H., where he und
his family resided for some time, Wed
nesday, where tho funeral services and
j Intcrnirtnt wero mado. Mr. Tracey war n
tne employ or tne Boston fc Maine r.i'l
road which position he has held for sev
eral years. Ho was about S3 yeare age.
Lake Dunmoro Lodge, No. 11, I, O. O.
F,, workod Uio third degree on a class
of candidates at their regular meeting
Wednesday evening alter which refresh
ments wero served and a Foclal hour was
enjoyed. The Ladles' Missionary society
of tho Memorial Baptist Church held a
well attended meeting Wednesday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lasher U
Happy Valley. The affair lasted all day
nnd at noon a covered dish dinner wait
enjoyed and during tho afternoon a lino
program was carried out. Sewing filled
tho rest of tho tlme.--Mr. and Mrs. R, F.
Montgomery and son and Mr. and Sirs.
J. J Crookes and two sons, who have
been tho guests at tho home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H, Hebert on Seminary street
for tho past few days, have returned lo
their homo In Schenectady, N. Y. Miss
Marlon Hebert and Wallace Dodgo hae
returned to Sprlnglleld, after a visit -it
the homo of Miss Robert's parents, Mr,
land Mrs. William II. Hebert.
Miss Dorothy Walker, who on Friday
last graduated from tho Proctor High
School at Proctor, has returned to town
and will spend tho summer with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Walker on
Weybridgo street. L. 11, Stalker has ro
turned from Strafford, Conn,, where he
has been for the past ton days on a bus!
noss visit. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Whitney,
who havo been here visiting telatlvej
during tho commencement season, have
returned homo to Shrewsbury Harry
Brown of the college has gone to Rutland
for a short visit after which ho will so
to Camp Agawnm on Lako Champlain,
where ho is to officiate as counselor for
tho summer. Miss Llla Winchester has
gono to North Rupert for a two woeki,'
(Continued on pngc 2)

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