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(aldermen order $12,000 FIRE PUMP Children's Playgrounds to Be . Equipped and Supervised Amendments Mode to Build i tug Ordinances City Engin ,1 eer Finds Room for Improvc- j taent in Bridges ir Tbo Board of Aldermen Monday night nt a lengthy meeting transacted much busi ness, which Included the passing of a resolution appropriating $l,997.0wlUi which to buy equipment for children's play grounds and supervise them; appropriat ing a sum not to oxceed $12,000 for tho purchase of a triple combination pump for tho flro department; the adoption of new building ordinances, which nro tho result of tho Investigation following tho collapse of tho Hong- factory, and many other things. Ono of the first things called to tho at tention of the board was tho old case which Is pending regarding tho extension of Isham street to Pearl street. Tho case has been In tho courts since 1311 when Arthur S. Isham toolc an appeal from tho street commissioners' order for an cxtcn Klon. City Attorney Hopkins said that at the present time tho property owners on Usham street were about equally divided as to whether or not thoy wanted tho street extended. Many didnt Since the agitation first aroso to extend tho street, several of the leaders In tho movement had moved oft tho street. Thcro would bo no way for tho city to assess any abutting .property owners If the street was ex tended as the only abutting property owner Is Mr. Isham and ho claims dam ages. It was voted to authorize tho city attorney to disposo of tho case with the least possible expense. The samo thing was done with tho caso of tho Standard Oil company against tho city tn a dispute over a road, which Is partly In Lake. Champlain near tho Standard Oil com pany's property at Lakeside. When It came to tho triple combination pump proposition, there was a formidable array present to urge on the city fathers tho purchase of the pump. Fire Commis sioner Perkins spoko first. Ho told of the manv places in tho city which are without 1 flro protection at present because water I could not bo thrown above the second story. Such a pump as was pro posed, would throw two streams at She rate of SCO gallons per minute Urith a pressure of 120 pounds. At the I t Williams street, Sotrtn rnreseui. " fWillard street, North avenue L.' u.rJons arc a bad and fiTO hazard. Chief Stockwell told of the ;ned of fire protection at St. Joseph s .orphanage. They had a fire there last .V.,.- hn 2 streams had to be shut loft and then the third stream could fot reach the root of tno earn, ,v ' v,im tlio street level. The which 10 or- pHanagc with 300 cni.urc.. to tho ground and the city was with out apparatus to save it He told of tho successful demonstrations which has been made at Ottawa on six Inch mains, soch as supply most of the hydrants tn this city. He presented a petition signed by all the residents of Williams street as well as many others. Including the Mother Superior at St- Joseph's orphanage. The resolution authorized tho nro commissioners to buy a pump not to exceed in cost $12,000. This money is I to be paid over a period of four years so that the payments will be completed D. 1933. IT. was ix.arf.ov, uw." -- of the resolution that Burlington -would be raised from class C to class jS' which moans a saving oi ir, rnsurance premiums. An aye r.iod nay vote was taken and all the aldermen present voien in w-vur "j resolution. Those voting were Alder- wnnflhniT. Beecbcr. Dcyettc. La- Rocquo, McGrath. Dwynr. Hanbrldge, Mlttguy. Patrick anu wuo. Tho appropriation for playgrounds 4 Intended to start things right away Liy setting up apparatus in hmauey lwi rtatterv narks and enlarging the playground In the last. The sum of 51,397.00 will D exnu. .... Battery Park, two slides at $102,504 four teeters at $10.00; one set swings 5160; ropes ?20, moving road and fence S500; Smalloy Park, two swings at S1G0; ropes $20; one slide $1C2.C0; four Band boxes at $10; four teeters at $10; Archibald street school, ropes for ewings $20; Burlington beach, one float for small children $50. It lo In tended to have a supervisor at Bat tery and Smalley Parks and to em ploy a man to put up and take down the swings at the school grounds. It Is further tho intention this winter to Hood a part of Smalley Park find other places for skating rinks, and to take advantage of the natural incline at Smal ley Park for a toboggan slide. It is also Intended to enlarge tho playground at Battery Park, and tor that purpose the road around the park will he changed. The amendments to the building ordi nances, which were read tho third time nd passed Monday, will stiffen up tthe building restrictions to a marked de cree. No person will be allowed to re tconstruct or repair more than 25 per cent (Of a building within tho inner fire district, 'unless it Is of fire proof walls end roof. lThe 23 per cent will be exclusive of the Value of the foundations. No building, ("Which has not lire proof walls will bo allowed to bo moved from ono place to soother tn tho district or into tho flro district No additions, which constitute tnoro than 20 per cent, will bo allowed to made unless they are fire proof In tho Inner Are district. , New regulations govern the construction of buildings as regards the columns, plors, girders, etc. Tho building- inspector will 3)6) consulted in regard to this, and tho purpose for which the building Is to bi oaed will be stated on tho petition for tho permit. Floors for houses will bo con efarncted to stand a pressure of 40 pounds to the square foot, offices and public rooms of hotels, etc., exceeding 500 square eet In extent, must stand ion pounds; zetall stores and public buildings 12." pounds, schoolhouses CO, assembly rooms 325, fiat roofs 40 and fire escapes 70. Including tho other pieces pf business (transacted was the acceptance of Fletcher (place as a street This matter has been hanging flro for many yoars. Tho street u.v present is not connceteu with tno eewer and there aro four houses which havo open sewers while tho system Is con nected with a cess pool. Tho hoard of hearth has bocotno interested In tho mat ter and It has become obligatory that the city take hold of the matter. Severn! of rtho residents of tho street wore on hand t-lO'Urge tho acceptance of the street There are now eight houses on It. "X communication was read from II J. Booth ohjocting to the sprinkling of Bat- ""tary street between Pearl and College streets. Mr. Booth's plant owns the abutting property on tho west side of the Btreet between Pearl and College streets and be is obliged to pay the sprinkling tftX&s. He did not think It needed cither water or oil, but the board of aldermen w no reason for changing their views (regarding the sprinkling of the street iahd on motion of Alderman Beochcr passed a resolution to that effect It was inted out that tho oil was used to pre serve tbo road bod, largoly. A petition from tho police .force was yead asking for an Increase in pay of CjPfint, Tho reasons given -wore the extremely high cost of tho necessaries of llfo nt tho present tlmo. Tho matter was referred to tho salary committee. Tho commissioners of tho health depart ment presented tho appointments of T. A. Delany (is poormnstcr and C. 11. Harring ton as superintendent of tho poor farm for the approval of tho board and tho appointments wero npproved. A communication was read from Mayor Jackson asking that in the future licenses bo refused traveling street fairs and car nivals which havo beon coming to tho city frequently of late. Ho said that they not only took money out of the city and away from legitimate enterprises, but exerted an Immoral Influence In many cases. Most of tho largor cities In Now Tork State have tabooed them. Tho report of the city onglncer on tho condition of tho bridges In tho city showed most of them to bo in fair condition, al though there was room for Improvement Tho Hclnoburg bridge Is the worst nt prcsont and Is not safe for loads of moro than three or four tons. In the engineer's opinion. At tho south end it Is positively dangerous. Tho bridge over Potash brook on Shelburno road continues to fettle, find work should be dono on most of the bridges, Including that between Winooskl ivnd Burlington. It was found that tho petition for sidewalks and curbing on North avenue between Battery Park nnd North street, which was referred to tho street commissioners, did not contain one half of the names of the property ownors and the petition was referred back to thoso circulating It for correction. Thero was much other business transacted, In cluding tho granting of licenses, pay ment of tho routine bllL-Cotc, which kept the nldcrmen In session nearly until midnight. CARS CRASH llnrllncfonlnn !op o Time In Bring ing Suit Against Chlcnj-o Man Conas Alderman of 11 drove stret this city brought stilt Tuesday through his attorney, T. E. Hopkins, to recover $200 from W. C. Castle nf Chi cago, whoso Nash car struck Mr. Al derman's Ford automobile Tuesday afternoon on tho road between Rich mond and Essex, about, a mile this side of Richmond village. According to reports of tho accident, tho front whoels of tho Ford wore badly smashed, tho left front mud guard was ruined, tho running board on tho left sldo dam aged and the right front tire put out of commission. It Is said that tho Nash car suffered no serious damngo. Thero wore flvo people In the Ford ear and two In tho Nash. Nono of them was In jured to any extent although It Is claimed that Mr. Alderman's mother was considerably shaken up. Thoso in tho Ford car wero Mr. Al derman and his mother, and Mr. and Mrs. George C. Sheldon and their small son of 17 Grove street. Mr. and Mrs. Castlo were the only occupants of the Nash car. According to reports of tho accident, Mr. Alcferman was driving his car toward Kichmond and was within abont a mile of tho place when tho ao cident occurred. It is said that tho road was in poor condition at that point, and that tho Nash car, which was approaching tho Ford, suddenly swerved and slipped In the gravel, crossing tho road In front of tho Ford car and striking It Tho occupants of the Ford car were brought back to Burlington in the Nash. Mr. Castlo furnished ball for his appearance in city court when the caso comes up for a hearing. JULY WEATHER Avcrnjtris Trmpwature, with Prcclpltn. lon Smnjpnbut in Eicchm of Normal F. E. Hartwell, meteorologist in chargo of the local station of tho United States Weather Bureau, reports a mean temicra ture for July of C7 degrees, which is ono degree below tho normal July temperaturo in Burlington. The highest was S5 de grees, on the 14th. It is unusual for tho temperature to fall to roach 00 degrees during July in Burlington, and the warm est poriod of tho entire year oftentimes centers around tho Fourth of July, whereas this year tho lowest point during tho month was reached on tho 2d, with a temperature of 40 degrees. Tho greatest daily range was 28 degrees, on the 2Sth, and tho least daily range was eight de grees, on tho 4th. The precipitation amounted to 4.85 inches, tho normal for tho month being 3.78 inches. Tho pre vailing wind was from the south, tho total movement 7,021 miles, tho avcrago hourly velocity 9.4 mllos, and tho maximum velocity 40 miles per hour, from tho south, on the 7th. Tho month was made up of six clear, ten partly cloudy and 15 cloudy days. Precipitation In quantity sufficient to measure occurred on 17 days. Thunderstorms occurred on tho 2d, Dth, 12th, 14th, JSth, 21st. 23d, 29th and 30th, and hall fell on tho 12th. DURANT SENTENCED Man Caught While Biirgliirlrlnp Untidy. Store Goes to State Prison Bartley Durant. who was caught when burglarizing P. F. Rody's store Tuesday July 27, was sentence, to not less than two nor more than four vcars in the State prison at Windsor Thursday after noon in i:uy court by Judgo .1. P. Ladd. Durant pleaded guilty and took his sen tence without displaying emotion. Durant lias spent most of his time in one Institution or another. When a boy ho was sent to tho Industrial school for stealing nnd since that time ho has served ono sentence In the State prison and two long sentences in the House of Correction for similar crimes. His last sentence of 18 months was completed a fow months ago. Durant has been In tho business so long that lie has become very clever in his operations. His echemo to enter the business places in the city on his last raid was to wait until tho people In tho stores had gone homo for the night, then get In and out again before tho police Degan patrolling at seven o'clock or a little later. Ho fell down on his plans when Mr. Roddy, returning to his store unexpectedly, discovered that it had been entered and promptly reported tho matter to tno police. thoughts ox timely themes (From Leslie's Tho Government-operated railways cost Canadian taxpayers last year $47,000,000. Railroading is the sport of statesmen. Deflation is also taking placo in our national debt, which has dropped over $2,000,000,000 since tho peak of August 31 1313. Tho "ono big" revolution In Mexico Is not a completo success, several now llt tlo revolutions having been started to break up the monoply, Canada is woirled becauso who ban In pay thirty cents a pound for sugar, Tho jaay or uio Hnows threatens to leavo all sweets out oi hor frosting. Since January 1, 1020, strikes in tho Unltod States havo caused a loss to all concorned of more than $157,000,000 The excess deficit tax, too, is onerous. Dynamite ns "ersatz" foddor for cattle has been discredited by the experience of a cow in .lorsoy, which ale the drug, bumped into a fenco and was disintegrat ed, "Redress for labor" is ono of the prom ises of a leading candidate and that is commendable. But nobody seems to ad vocate redress for a strlke-bedovlltcd pub lic The Allies have reckoned that Germany should pay, war damage to the tune of $30,000,000,000. ThU is a terriblo discour agement to one of Germany's Jcading Industrie?, f THE BURLINGTON FREE F. V. ASH TELLS WHY HE SEEKS Opposes Eighteenth Amend ment and Volstead Act, and Declares That Last Legisla ture Voted Away Liberties of Vermonters Frank W. Agan, candldato for tho nom Inatlon for tho governorship on tho Re publican ticket, was tho speaker nt a luncheon of the Chamber of Commerce, o!d at the Hotel Vermont Thursday noon and attended try about 60 of Burling ton s business men. Mr. Agan, In a short address, told of the Issues on which ho hoped to sccuro tho nomination and why lie advocated them. Tho principal topics dealt with by Mr. Agan wero the lfith amendment and Volstead act, Stito rights and personal liberty, and tho road qucs tion. Levi P. Smith, In Introducing tho speak or. said that at this time there were financial, Industrial and social problems, which wem to a largo extent political problems, Tho trouble with a largo num ber of business men at tills tlmo was that they were not Interested enough in the political sldo. Tlio tlmo hod como In his opinion when no individual or or ganization could afford to limorn notftfes nnd If It did, It was dead. Tho Chamber commerce. In order to get tho views of all candidates on nolltWl rniPKHnnn. liad Invited them to speaker and Mr. Agan was tho first one. Mr .Agan, In opening, said that he was pleased to hear Mr. Smith urge a greater Interest In politics on tho part of busi ness men. The tendency In tho pant had been for tho business man to apply all his energies and tlmo to his business, with tho result Uiat politics had been left to the politician, who wasn't a business man. Then, when things went wrong, tho busi ness man was disgruntled. The first topics tnken up by Mr. Agan were the Volstead act and tho ISth amend ment Ho said that he had been slow to get Into tho contest for the governorship because he was not a politician and only went in when It was necessary. At this time, however, ho hail attempted to induce others to go in but they declined nnd ho had thrown his hat in tho ring way from California, mainly to protect the local option law. Ho defended local option for which ho had worked two yoars and which ho had helped to p.iss in 1102. Ho said that he would put it against any liquor law In tho United States. Ho, like others, had becomo sick and disgusted with tho old prohibitory law hut tho people and public sentiment had stood behind the local option law slnco Its enactment He was now out In its defence. At tho time of announcing his candidacy, ho did not know but what tho 18th amendment would bo declared unconstitutional, and now that It had been declared tho law of the land tho decision had not taken the under pinning from his platform, as some had said, but had furnished it with greater supports. Mr. Agan said that thcro were doubt") whether Congressman Volstead, re sponsible for the Volstead net would bo returned to Congress. The second member of tho judiciary committee, who was dry, had died fdnco Congress had adjourned and tho next three members were wet. Ho thought Hint tho Volstead act would not lio modified but would be replaced by another enforcement act which would placo tho lino defining Intoxicating liquors at five per cent If thy? were tho case, tho States could cut down tho percentage hut they could not raise it. Mr. Agan said that tho issue was to ho fought out on wet and dry lines in every town in tho Stato at this elecion and tho ix:op!o would know whether or not tho candidates for the Legislature stod for tho local option law. In speaking of tho mannor-in which tho ISth amendment had been ratified In Ver mont, Mr. Agan said that 155 men had gone to Monto!ior and given away the rights of 350,000 people. At no other tlmo than during tho stress of war could such an act have been passed, tt couldn't bo now or It couldn't be flvo years from now. Seven years was allowed In which to pass tho ratification act but It was forced through at that session when there was plenty of tlmo to submit it to tho people. Tho whole truth of tho matter was that thoso In favor of tho act did not daro sub mlt It to tho people. On every occasion that such action had been submitted to tho electorate, tho majority had lecn overwhelmingly In favor of the local option law, as was last exemplified by the defeat of the Perry bill. In voting away tho liberties of Vermonters, tho legisla tors had voted away rights which had been fought for,by Vermonters, and which had been guaranteed them by tho State Constitution. Even before Vermont was a State, during tho years that It was a republic, theso rights had been guaranteed the voters and when Vermont was ad mitted to tho United States It was with tho guarantee that this right would bo held Inviolate. Mr. Agnn made it plain that not In this election would men go to MontKlle.r withont making clear their &tand on such matters to the. voters. Mr. Agan then took up tho subject of good roads. Ho said that tiro present sys tem of automobile taxation was wrong and pointed to tho fact that taxation was not xrually distributed tn tho taxing of automobiles. Under tho present law, tho man owning a J.I.OOO car was taxed only according to tho horse power and might be paying $-12, while the owner of a $700 machine would bo taxed $22. Tho big car took flvo times out of tho roads what tho small car did. As compared with tbo man who owned'hls own home, tho owner of tho big car was only paying n small fraction of the taxes exacted of tho homo owner of equal value. Ho favored tho increasing of road receipts from auto mobile monoy to twice Its present size, by taxing tho big machines more. They In turn would bo benefited for this monoy, when put Into roads, would bring great savings in 4)o wear ami tear on machines and tires, and In gasollno. Ho had statistics to prove Uuvt the saving would amount to millions of dollars per year, if tlwi loss In tbeso respects wero reduced to tbo minimum miched in samo States. The speaker also favored a completo change In tho method of spending the State's monoy. Ho would havo a com petent man In charge, not a $3,000 man, but an engineer capable of earning $10,000. The present method of a road commis sioner going through Uio country with a pocket full of money, placing a fow dol lars horo, thero, and In tho other place, would be dispensed with. Ho would go in j for trunk lines and then for tho roads to tho back farms. Tho trouble In getting I people on tho farms was not because of ! tho work but because of tho Isolation. ' When tho young farmor could take a car and ride to tho village or town at night I like tho others, ho would havo no ob jection to living on tho farm. Ho also advocated tho French system of road building, which hns a system of drainage, which Is a powerful factor in tho preserva tion of roads. Personalities wero carefully avoided in Mr, Agan'H speech and ho said that whether ho was nominated or whothor ho wasn't on September 14, ho was euro of ono thing and that was that no ono could say that ho bought his nomination. In that connection ho was opposed to tho present primary law for tho rearon that ho'thouglit It waa-arrlch'man's law. PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1920. HOME PROM CAMP Sixteen tlnlrrrnlty of Vermont Men He tiim fron Training nt IJrvcwi Harry( Blodgott, Clesson Cummlngs, Warren R. Austin, Jr., and Kenneth Cota of tho University of Vermont havo re turned front tho R. o. T. C. Infantry camp at Camp Dovens, Mass. The remainder of tho sixteen men from tho University of Vermont havo also returned to their re spective homes with tho exception of Edward Mclby, who was selected for tho R. O. T. C. rifle team, which Is to com pote at tho national rifle matches nt Camp Perry, Ohio, August 13-31 Clesson Cummlngs was also selected na ho innde tho highest score, shooting 117 out of a posslblo 150, but his plans were such that ho could not go, Thero wero 741 collego men at the camp, representing nearly every college east of tho Mississippi river. Thcro wen also about 60 Porlo Rlcans of tho University of Porto Rico at tho camp under tho super vision of Lieut. Font. Tho course of tho camp Included tho studv of minor tnc- tlcs, ceremonies, close nnd extended order drill, liavntlpt rllHIl m,,ulrnti, nn,1 rnntrn ' work, topography nnd lectures nnd dem onstration of the Browning automatic rifles and machine guns, the Stokes trench mortar, hand grenades and rifle grenades, methods of signalling an,i uso of tho Very pistol nnd tho one-poundcr cannon. Colonel Holdcn of tho University, In command of tho camp, has received many compliments for tho able manner In which tho camp was conducted. The morale of tho camp can bo judged by Uio fact that not ono of tho 741 men received any curtailment of privileges for disobedience of the rules. Messrs. Austin, Blodgett. Canton, Cota. Glysson, .icnnoy, Martin, McGulrc, Pierce, Wins low and Cummlngs received certificates for completing tho senior advanced course, and Wothercll, Booth and Rohb received them for completing tho senior basic coureo. MIDSUMMER WEDDING MIk l'lorenct- 11. 0Sanimn ItriOe of Frnncln C. McCarthy Tho marrlago of Miss Florence Browne O'Sutllvan. oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. O'Suinvan of this city, and Francis Christopher McCarthy of New York city, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. McCarthy of Norward, N. V., took place at St. Mary's rectory Saturday evening nt six o'clock. Tho Rev. J. F. Glllis per formed tho ceremony. Only tho mem bers of tho Immediate families were pres ent Tho brido was gtven in marringe by her father, and her sister. Miss Ruth Preston O'Sulllvan, was maid of honor. Michael O'Brien of New York city sorvod ns Mr. McCarthy's best man, Tho bride wore hor mother's wedding gown of soft whlto satin, trimmed with old family laco and pearls. Her veil was of tulle caught with orango blossoms and pearls. Her bouquet was a shower of white roses and sweet peas. The bride's attendants were her sisters. Corinno Mario. Lucille Frances and Marion Gertrude O'Sulllvan. Their gowns wero of organdy In pastel snades of apri cot blue, green and orchid. They woro headdresses of white tulle, caught with purple butterflies of irrldesccnt tissue. They carried arm bouquets of pink sweet peas tied with chiffon bows of tho same shade as their gowns. Tho ushers were Preston Browne O'Sulllvan, brother of tho brido and Aubrey W. Aiken of Now port. Tho bride's mother was attired In a gown of black satin and chiffon, trimmed with Jet Sho wore a corsage bouquet of lavender sweet peas. Tho singularly beautiful arrangement of flowers and palms by Mr. Peters serv ed as a charming background for tho re ception held after tho ceremony at the home of the bride's parents, which was attended by about one hundred guests. Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy left later In tho evening for an extended wedding tour. They will bo at home after November 1 at 163 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, N. Y. The groom's gift to tho bride was a brooch of pearls and sapphires, set in platinum. Tho bride's gifts to her maids wero gold bar pins. Tho groom's gifts to his best man and tho ushers wero cameo scarf pins. Among tho guests from out of town were Mr. nnd Mrs. Daniel L. McCarthy, parents of tho groom, Mrs. Frank Lano, Mrs. Frank Seaver, sisters of the groom, and Miss Ruth Seaver, of Norward, N. Y., Mrs. Frank L. Graves, tho Misses Mildred, Yvonne, Marlon and Cecil Graves of Brooklyn, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. Ches ter A. Hatch of Middlebury and Mrs. 'Wright Clark of Willlston. 75 AND FULL OP PEP C J. Badgley of Img!ilCPPte an En thimlairtlc Mountain Climber "This is a wonderful country which yon havo up here," declared C. J. Badsley of Poughkeepslo, N. Y., speaking to a Free I'ress man Tuesday, following Mr. Badg ley's return from a two-day trip through Smuggler's Notch and on to Mount Mans field. Though 75 years of ago and not ac customed to sleeping In tho open and hiking over the stiff trails of tho Green Mountains. Mr. Badgley declared that ho felt perfectly fit after his trip. "1 haven't an ache, or a pain, or a sorts spot any where, and t enjoyed every minute of tho trip," said Mr. liadgley. In company with Clarence P. Cowles anfl T. S. Dean and son of this city, Mr. Badgley, who has been visiting Mr. Dean, left Burlington Sunday morning and mot oral to Stowc, where they began their hiko through Smuggler's Notch. They spent some time at tho Smuggler's Cave, and at Barnes" Camp, then continued on their way to the site of the Taft Lodge, which Is now in process of construction. There they spent tho night, building a temporary shelter with balsam boughs just largo enough for them to roll under to sleep. Mr. Badgley considered this one of tho most interesting features of the trip, as sleeping in this fashion was a now cxporienco to him, Ho said that the four of them slept on about seven feet of balsam bed, Monday morning promised a good view from the chin of tho mountiln. and the hikers climbed up there and took a num ber of pictures. Thon they went on to tho Summit House, where they had din ner. In tho afternoon, they trailed down the mountain to Underbill and back to Burlington, arriving hero about 10 o'clock Monday evening. Mr. Badgley was nrofuso with his nralso of tho scenery along thu Touto of his trip. famugglers Notch appealed to him great ly, also the farm land between hero and Underbill. In speaking of tho farming country, he said; "I don't think I ever saw any better farm laud than that through which you pass In going from hero to Underhlll." Ho also spoko of tho flno farms along the Champlain Valley, especially south of Burlington. Mr. Badgley Is on a vaca tion tour and came hero by way of Lake George and Lake Champlain. His trip down Lake Champlain was a source of great pleasure to him. Ho had not been on the lake In 52 years. "Talk about Lako George," ho said, "give me Lako Champlain for a trip. Lake George Is too ranch shut in. You can't see enough country from tho boat But from tho boat on Lake Champlain you get wonderful views of extensive fann ing country, mountain sccnory, etc." Before coming to Burlington, Mr. Badgley visited Lako Placid In the Ad Irondacks. From here, he will go to North Hero, where ho will spond somo tllTlftWlth .TntliFA kn-i. , i 4, . .1 rrn t -" imricw Aiorscnisui, J of tho court of claims of New York Stato, who-hns a camn on the island. WITH EMBEZZLEMENT Elias and Dan Thomas Held Pending Investigation of What Has Become of Several Thous and Dollars Which Their De ceased Uncle Once Had Ellas nnd Dan Thomas of Bristol, nophows of MIko Solloman, alias Michael Sullivan, a Syrian poddlcr, who died sud denly at his home in Bristol, March 5 last, havo been placed under arrest nnd brought to Chittenden county to nnswer the chargo of embezzlement of funds' from their dead uncle. The charge Is mado by George Youncs of 4 North Winooskl av cnuo, this city, who Is administrator of tho dead peddler's estate. Tho action Is ono to recover tho sum of $9,000. Solloman had been a peddler for 32 years before his death and was supposed to be worth about $16,000. Nono of this money has been located. Three empty 1'i.ui-uooKs woro round on tho body of tho dead man. who nasserl , suddenly. Tho cause of his death was said to no heart failure, although no vtoonco had beon previously noted that ho had a weak heart. Besides the pocket books on Solloman's person, two other empty purses wero found In tho houso. A largo cloth bag which Solloman used to wear around his neck, ami in .mi. ho was accustomed to carry somo two or three thousand dollars according to his daughter, who is Mrs. Eva Shaloohay, wife of John J. Shaloohay, an employe at tho Queen City Cotton found slit open and thrown In behind somo ra m tno dead man's home. Tho two nophows of Solloman were tho only people who occupied tho house with him and suspicion strongly pointed to the fact that they had taken of their uncle's money, although thero ' evidence in proof of this. Last January, Solloman camo to Bur lington nnd spent two or three weeks with his daughter. At that tlmo oho. i,i that he had worked as a peddler for 32 ytrs anu mat ho had mado up his mind to retire. From this statement tho daughter Judged that her father was onn somo money. Solloman was brought to Burlington and buried on March 9. Following this ceremony, tho administrator and son-in-law went to Bristol to see about the money. At that time, it is said that Ellas Thomas offered them $1,000 if they would get Mrs. Shaloohay, tho daughter, nnd two young girls, daughters of a deceased daughter, to sign ofT for that amount. Ono of theso granddaughters lives In Ticonderoga, N. Y , while tho other is In Syria, This offer was not accepted and tho Investigation of tho case was taken up. Early in May, after somo difficulty, the Thomas brothers were brought before Judge J. II. Macomber In Probate Court and questioned regarding tho money. No Information upon which they could be hold was secured and thoy were released. Monday ovchlng, on Information fur nished by Mrs. Shaloohay, it was learned that Ellas Thomas was m tho city and was visiting his wifo In Winooskl, with whom he has not lived for some time. Mrs. Shaloohay also said that sho had learned that Elias was on tho way to Ticonderoga and 'other points In prepara tion for leaving this country to go back to Syria. Deputy Sheriff L. W. Ravlin of Winooskl was immediately called upon to placo Ellas under arrest and ho did so In Winooskl that evening. Dan Thomas was arrested tn Bristol yesterday after noon. Elias Is about 4B yoars of ago and a shoemaker by trade, Dan Is about 35 and is unmarried. Ho has a 10-ccnt store in Bristol. Both wero reloased yesterday on ball of $2,000 each, furnished by B. J. Fayctto of Maplo street Tho case Is re turnable to tho September term of Chit tenden County Court. E. A. Ashland 13 retained for tho plaintiff. PROGRESSIVE FARMERS Member of Successful Organisation CoTcrlnsr So. Ilurllnjrton nnd Slielbuiue Tho Progressive Farmers' club met for its monthly meeting Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. I. Newton on Spear street. South Burlington. Tho program consisted of a farco in which Clara Sails, Doris Newton, Max Reed. Gladys Aldrlch, Robert Aldrlch and Patrico St. Peter took part The ladles, under tho leadership of Mrs. A. D. Mur ray.county home demonstration agent, spent about an hour with a study of food problems. Following refreshments of ice cream and cake the young people ad journed to tho barn for a good time, danc ing. The next meeting will be held August 27, at tho homo of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Aldrlch, at which a box social will bo held to help raise tho funds for a boys' and girls' club leader for tho County Farm Bureau. This club, which meets monthly at the homes of Its members rn South Burling ton and Shelburue, is one of tho most successful of its kind in the State. Not only docs It have tho social get-together which is so necessary in a successful rural community, but It takes an active part in tho activities of the Chittenden County Form Bureau, conducting work for the men and women, and is now pledged It self to raise $50 towards a leader for the1 boys and girls. LEAVES ON SATURDAY Company M to Attend National Guard Trnlnlnir School at Derena Company M win leave on Saturday to attend the National Guard Training School at Camp Devens, Mass., for a period of two weeks. Tho company will be in command of Captain E. H. Newton witii D. W. Carty, first lloutenant, C. P. Grlswold, second lieutenant; and H, R. Hermes, first sergeant. The company will go down 80 strong. Tho machine gun company will come down from St. Albans on the early morn ing train and here will entrain with Com pany M in a special train, mado up of threo regular coachos and a baggage car. It is expected that the train will leavo about eight o'clock. At Rutland, Company A with the hospital corps will bo added In two extra cars. The train is duo in Devens about four o'clock in tho afternoon. Tho training schools aro run In relays at Devens this year and somo of tho troops from the Now England States hnvo already gone through their training. While tho Vermont troops are Uiere, It Is expected there will bo somo from Rhode Island and Connecticut. At tho camp tho battalion and a half of Vermont troops will bo mado up into two com panies of war strength. Ono will bo on tho riflo range most of tho time, whllo tho other will be occupied with drills and maneuvers. Tho best program In years has been mapped out for the school In tho opinion of tho officers, and unless tho weather Intorfcres to a marked degree, tho men will know what thoy are to do every day. Much attontlon will be paid to marksmanHhlp, as a rifle team will bo selected to compete at Camp Perry tho latter part of September, when teams from tho marines, rlflo clubs and all branches of tho service will shoot Despite tho scarcity of maids, you can find ono frrrousrh tho classified' columns. RULING AS TO CD3ER Nothing to Prevent Fiirmrn. from Dl pwnlnic nf Applcn to Mills Reports which havo been circulated ex tensively throughout tho Stato to the effect that farmers could not disposo of their apples for tho purpose of maklni cldor, are without foundation, according to Information procured at tho office of tho Internal revenuo collector yesterday. Thero la no more restriction regarding tho salQ of apples than thcro Is nny other fruit or, for that matter, grain or nny cereal, which might go Into tho manu facture of whiskey. Tho farmers nro not hold responslblo In any way for what becomes of tho apples after they have sold them. Tho law Is not so rigid In regard to tho making of cldor as nt first appeared. A recent order, approved by the commis sioner of Internal revenue, provides that non-Intoxicating cider or fruit Juices may bo manufactured, exclusively for homo use, without a permit They must not bo sold, however, to any persons who haven't permits to make vinegar, A per son may take his apples or fruit to a cus tom mill and havo them made Into elder or fruit Juices. The order, further states that "After such non-Intoxicating elder nnd fruit Juices aro made, they must bo used exclusively in tho home, and, when so used, tho phrase 'non-Intoxicating' means non-Intoxicating In fact, and not necessarily less than one-half of ono per cent of alcohol," A person may keep cider In his own homo until It turns to vinegar or he may disposo of it according to tho following: Or If tho person making such cider and fruit juices desires to do so, ho may: (1) sell such cldor and fruit lulccs at any tlmo to persons having permits to mako vinegar; this ho may do under tho pro visions of said Section 29. (2) If ho pre serves such elder and fruit juices at tho tlmo they aro mado, he may sell same to tho public In general; this ho may do under tho provision of Section 4, of Title I, of said act C3) Or he may sell said cider and othor fruit Juices so long as they contain less than one-half of ono por cent of alcohol, but the purchasers thereof cannot uso or possess tho samo after they contain more than one-half of ono per cent alcohol; this ho may do under the provisions of Section 1 and 3, of Titlo II of said act. Tho cider In tho homo may bo allowed to turn to vinegar If the owner desires, provided he adds no sugar or other fer mcntablo substance to the cider or fruit Juices to lncreaso tho alcoholic content thereof, Inasmuch as such practice Is held to constitute a mash fit for distillation within tho provisions of Section 32SJ Re vised Statutes; he may sell said vinegar to any ono who may desire to purchase It; this ho may do under the provisions of Section 4, of Title II, of said act. This regulation Is not intended to cover the commercial uso of cider and fruit juices, but merely the use of tho same as applied to tho home and as provision Is mado in Section 29 of Tltlo IL of said JOHN F. KRAMER, Federal Prohibition Commissioner. MORE WORK FOR HENS Extension Service to Advocate Klec trte Light In Poultry IIouhcm The Extension Service of the Uni versity 'of Vermont Is busy arranging for exhibits to bo placed at the various country fairs and the Stato fair. All of these exhibits are made In conjunc tion with the County Farm bureaus. Besides tho regular features, there will bo a special exhibit tills year showing the advisability of using electric lights in tho poultry houses, in order to lengthen tho short winter days. The system shown is of a type that has been tried out quite generally by poultry men in this country and found very satisfactory. It is found to ln creaso the laying qualities of tho hens quite materially, besides making for better health of tho stock. During tho next week tho Exten sion Service will be engaged in a series of meetings and field days throughout the State. These field days aro organized by committees of tho County Farm bureaus and tho Pomona Granges. Two men of national prom inence aro expected to be prcsont to address tho farmers on matters of na tional Importance. Ono of these will be a representative of tho American Farm Bureaus Federation. At the meetings this week W. J. Thompson who is master of the State Grange of Maine will speak and during tho second week he will bo replaced by Professor Charles Whocler, of Storrs, Conn., lecturer of tho Connecticut State Grange. During tho mornings tho work will take up various farm prob lems of local Importance, an,d tractor and truck demonstrations will bo con ducted. In tho afternoon the time will bo taken up with lectures and meet ings with tho national leaders. In counties having home demonstration agonts, demonstration work will also be carried out. Tho rchedule of meetings will be as follows: Johnson, August 5; Fairlce, August R; Bridgwater, August 7; Chester, August !: Rutland, August 10; Middlebury. August 11: Enosburg Falls, August 12; Milton, August 13. Tho meeting at Milton will bo a tri county affair, embracing the farmers of Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle, counties. ALIENATION SUIT WeMfonl Man Chnrged With Wrecking ITnpptneffH of Colchester Iliuilmnd Peter Dennis of Colchester has brought suit in Connty Court ngalnst G. L. Burns of Westford for $3,000, claiming that the defendant has wilfully and maliciously sought to alienate the affections of the plaintiff's wire. Julia Dennis, and that sho has left the plaintiff, after more than 25 years of wedded happiness, having been enUeed away by Burns, who has har boured hor and created a great scandal tn the community. It is set forth that Mrs. Dennis left, her husband about May 20, 1920. H. F. Wolcott appears as attorney for tho plaintiff. TWO DIVORCE PETITION'S Two moro divorce petitions were entered In County Court Tuesday. Eva E. Griffiths seeks separation from Thomas H. Griffiths on the grounds of Intolerable severity and refusal to support. Thoy wero married on Janury 7, 1317, in Col chester, and havo two children. The petition sets forth that Mr. Griffiths treated his wlfo with such severity that sho could not live with him and was forced to leave him In July of this year. Tho petitioner asks for tempornry ali mony, iwndlng tho trial of the case, and for permanent alimony when tho caso is heard, also for attorney fees. Tho two children nro now with her nnd sho nsk;" for their custody. M, S, Vllua appears ns her attorney. Myrtlo L, Thompson asks for a dlvorro from Roy E. Thompson on the grounds of negloct and refusal to support, adultery and Intolerable severity. They wero mar ried July 4, 1010, In Essex, and have ono child, nine years of ago. They have not been living together slnco September, 1014. The petitioner asks for temporary and permanent alimony, attornoy fees and the custody of tho child. At-L GREEK TO HER "So your wife objects to living in the next flat to that foreign couplo?" re marked Mr. Nnybor. "Yes," ropllod Mr. Gabb. "They quar rel Incessantly and sho can't understand a word of II." Houston Post TOP OF MANSFIELD EASILY ACCESSIBLE Only Two Honrs" and a Quarter from Burlington to Highest Point of Land in Vermont, and Without Change of Cars Tho easy accessibility of tho summit ot Mount Mansfield to Burlington was dem onstrated Saturday when a white wheeled Essex touring car, driven by Earl .Wil liams, took a party of four from this city to tho top of tho highest mountain In the Stato without a stop, excepting 15 minutes spent n Stowo In ascertaining If the road up tho mountain was clear. No special trial at speed was attempted, but tho party loft Burlington at 10:30 and was at tho summit of tho mountain at ono o'clock, Burlington time. Tho run nlng time on tho trip was two hours and a quarter, and the trip from Stowo up to the summit took but 1". minutes. It would be unwise for anyono to try tho ascent unless he was a good driver and had tho right kind o a car. Thero Is hardly a plnce In the flvo miles up tho mountain where a car can turn out and It Is necessary to learn If anything In on tho roaA before leaving Stowe. A spe cially geared truck makes tho trip on a schedule, but It was stated at tho moun tain that tho Essex was tho first small car to come up tho mountain without a stop. Ono eight-cylinder car had arrived at tho summit without great difficulty, but all of tho others had been pushed and hauled In order to get them up or had been obliged to go hack, which In It self is a difficult accomplishment. Tho Essex on Saturday, however, went up without a halt and In some places tho grade Is much more than ono foot In five. There are also many places where a break in the steering gear or failure to keep control of the car would mean a catastrophe. Along with the many other Improve mcnts that aro being made tn the moun tain, the road Is being strengthened In places. The truck is able to give good scrvlco between Stowr and the summit, and if a man wishes to get Into another world In a few hours he now has tho privilege of doing so. Tho roads to Stowc, either through Waicrbury or through the Lamigllo valley, are In excellent shape nnd the trip to and fro requires a few hours. On Saturday everyone's head was In a cloud a part of the time, but tho mist cleared away, opening up tho most , extensive view In Vermont and ono of tho i most extensivo In tho East, 'or It Is a common thing to see Montreal on the north nnd tho entire Champlain Valley I on tho West, with Mount Washington on the East. The work on the road through Smug- : glers' Notch Is progressing well and thft ' trip through the Notch may now bo made i on ono of tho best roads In the State. It has not bcn completed through to Jcf fersonvllle, however. Tho scenic part of tho trip may bo made under Ideal condi tions. Mount Mansfield is becoming better i known anions visitors to Vermont from , a distance, uut a strange thing about it , Is that the mountain Is not visited by people In Vermont to a much greater cx ent than It was many years ago when e only way of getting to the top was by a trail or a narrow bridle path, Under present conditions the trip up the steep ascent may be mado In comfort and with the ever-changing view Is one of th pleasantcst parts of tho Journey. UNHAPPY WIVES Tito File Petition for Divorce tn Chit-. tcnjlen County Cnnrt Martha M. Casey Is Feeklnc a dlvorc from William J. Casey of Brandon on tho' i grounds of Intolerable severity, adultery and refusal to support. The petitlotwi which was filed In county court Monday, 1 sets forth that Casey treated the petf-,' I tioner with such Intolerablo severity thati she was obliged to leave him In 1313. thati I ho committed adultery with ono MinnieH Stocker of Pittsford, and that he is now maintaining an adulterous relation with I her, also that he never properly supported his wifo and six children, and that ho has contributed only $40 toward their support ! since 101.1. Mr. and Mrs. Casey were mar 1 rlcd In Worcester, Mass., January 13, 1302. They lived there for three years, then ' camo to Pittsford, where they spent 10 years together. Mrs. Casey has lived in Burlington slnco June, 1314. There are six children of this marrlago, ranging from 17 to seven yeara of aga. The petitioner asks for the custody of theso children, and for temporary alimony. M. S. Vilaa ! appears for the petitioner. Divorce proceedings have also been I brought in county court by Adella Went I worth against Sumner Wentworth. Tha grounds alleged aro adultery, Intolerablo , severity and refusal to support. They , wero married lu 1314 at Montpeller. Threo (Children, the oldest flvo years of age and , tho youngest about a year old, havo ' been born to them. C. J. Ferguson r"?re- tnts the petitioner. TWO HAVE SKIPPED Prisoner at Fort Ethan Allen nmt( Sentry lloth Dlnnpncnr Sten from Fort Ethan Allen are search. J lng for a man, whose real name is John I Pratt and who enlisted in the army under the name of Charles Taylor. The man. Who has a checkered career, disappeared from tho Post Sunday along with the sen- , ! try. who was guarding him. Although a-( 1 .... ... , ...1 . diligent searcn nas Deen conuuiaci, jump ing has been learned of the whereabouts of Taylor or what has become of tho sen- try, J. M. Goodwin of the machine gun troop. Taylor is a young man of about 20 years of age and of good appearance. In his short life ho hns deserted from the navy, entered and deserted from tho army, serv ed time for larceny and escaped jail. In addition to many other things. At tha 1 time he made his escape from Fort Ethan Allen, ho wns serving a term for deser tion. Just how Taylor mado his getaway la not known. He wns out on fatlguo duty with tho sentry a short time before It was discovered that ho had disappeared. Nothing has been seen of the sontry, who wns armed with a gun. Taylor was ties perato enoughi to havo dono htm hnrmi ' but another theory Is that Taylor pcr I suaded him to go with him. At this timo when so many men nro wearing old uni forms. It Is more difficult to recognize a j soldier than formerly was the case. By this time thoy may havo changed into civilian garb, A FINANCIAL AFFAIR Tho other day an Indianapolis lawyer? took ono of his women clients out to lunch. He, being discreet decided to say nothing ab'out the event to his wife. But tDo tattling friend who always learns of such affairs told wlfey instead, and that evening ho was duly scolded for his misdemeanor. "But you sometimes go out to lunch with men who aro our friends," protested her husband, "and I don't object, I can't see why you should object. Now, what Is tho difference be tween your going and my going In this way?" "Why tho dlfferenco is In tho bill," smiled tho wife. " One way you save It and the other you pay it" In dianapolis News.