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VOL. VC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXVII.
BURLINGTON, VERMONT, THURSDAY. AUGUST 12, 1920. NUMBER 7 LAND AS mm m him m mbw m m a. EAL HELP OF U. S. TIMSW Unali r. t tunll t.i ww ii.ii ii -iv i.a 1 1 ? wn.ii Relies Unon Promise of "All vnilnlil Mp;itii" in Mitinimn reeaom i rmlrskl, tha Polish minister. Moro that. It will aeok to dovelop precisely the American government meant d employ "all av&llablo means" to pressing cornpieto sausiacuon wnn Tnnrip.il n ihta. Tim miriiMini" nftr ami d tli&t bla country was sorely in of war materials of nil kinds and It probably would first seek credits the United Staue with which to lulianeously with the mlnlotor's an- nnment. Iha Iptnttor. made TMlhllc a f uitlona) doConco at Warsaw warn- ...... II. A .......I,.,, tin 14 Tin. snould b6 crushuS by the Bolahovlkt ould bo due to the "lpd.lfferar.ee. of es or. u e American noic w n said to-day at the Statu department, been delivered to the represcnta- i i n.. in I, ..nil nitiln- generally regarueu mu iiui-uinc-ui. aa Dl J.IIU VA.fllffMJll U. niuiai aMii'v.fc ond An appeal to the masses In In ,V-.. nff l,n TCn 1 h r.v I lr vnlrr. establish a constitutional govern- Ird The influencing of other nations irain irom recognition oi uiu suviui IITfi MISHAPS TflTAI m ' AVeek-Knd Ilcporto Did Xot In- ii , 1 1 : i ii t :.-n.iii jiiH'iiirmw I.ntrst Onea Reported , The reports of the week-end driving fewer serious mishaps. Thoso re- maohlre hit his car at Waterbury er recently owing to falluro of the IHUlll It'J'VllUU llliii Ilia luavumu i" the currlnge driven by X. D. Allen arnwicK. iaut .Miner oi uroonnem re ed that the machine he was driving nn ip mm in jiuiiuuimi. ii i i r.t v : i it b ix r. if GO BACK TO WORK pit n ririiir nun a.iiiii. .irt r , I.Im'm mill Much Property I.onk nver, Colo., Aug. 10. The executive 11LIUI ui ii,iin.j i in nuin llllf'E! ui Llll l'l! rii l.lll UIIU11 l'll'tl- W. Hill, general manager of the trainmen would go back to work. nry miueiK, jut"Mit.iii ui me union, there were no restrictions, e executive committee abandoned Its lous position that the men would go only if t'hey were permitted to re- In n riv tTiA If lllrt o I lliVi 1 etro discharged. e action of the executive committee trainmen which bfgan August 1. The ay nights. e total of deaths as a rosult of the ng was raised to seven to-day, follow the death of Leonard A. Tenner, a was shot and wounded In the riots ho car barns on Thursday night. lllnm K. linlPV. nltrlnt nMnrnnv rtn- L LU LUIl U KilllU JU1 V IU III Vf H I 1 1f 51 I f. riots and disturbances growing out OP FRANK H. TAFT Johnsbury, Aug 10. A pretty wed voji solemnized at tho homo of Mr. Mrs Arthur F. Stone this evening n their oldest daughtor, Edith Lincoln, married to Frank H. Taft, recently atoma, n.nns. Tile ceremony was pcr- brldo woro white georgetto crepe with a bouquet of sweet peas. Following ceremony a supper was served, rr in me nnnrrnrmnnf pro nnrnn ugh the war as filing clerk In Boston Washington. Tho groom served over- tn tho World War as a first class neman in the navy. Mr. and Mrs. Taft rcskle In St. Johnsbury for the FILE THEIR ASSENTS iiLiieuui iiuki ij. v . r. ncuii Rnri m MiH.it! H uii cn Liip.ir iiHHnnr. an waii he respective offices which they now mph amm uiiius huh iLisn Turn niq ill v iioLiiiuiin in mu HtLiiiH uriinp. nator W. P. Dillingham has filed over names tor nis nomination io tne or- he now holds and his assent Is at- lea lo soma oi inu iiciiuuns LlllUMf, nifellii J wj..,..v. uin Mr- sr lui Lilt, irnnt:LLiic uiulfh. mil ini q the assents have not been filed in office, probably due to the fact that l) lltivo M.'fc ci'utoi i-iuiiiiwuo mull .l . i Pays Up $83,200 h tho socrotary of State that tho rated company filod a certificate cern havo paid up $83,200 of their ini stock or 1'in.nnn. TENN. VOTES ON SUFFRAGE FRIDAY Both Houses Will Act Same Day No. Carolina Solons Against Amendment Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 11. Chairman Itlddlck, of tho House committee of con stitutional conventions and amendments to which was referred to-dny tho Joint resolution providing for ratification of tho foderal woman suffrage amendment, nnnounced late to-night that tho lower branch of the Tennessee Legislature would vote on ratification Friday. At tho same time, Speaker Todd, of the Senate elated that tho uppor Houho alo would act that day. Raleigh, N. C, Aug. 11. Sixty-three of the 120 members of tho lower House of tho North Carolina Legislature to-night sent a telegram to tho Tennessee Legisla ture assuring that body that North Caro lina would not ratify the federal surtrogo amendment and nsklng that the amend ment bo not forced upon tho people of North Carolina by Tennessee. TURKEY SIGNS TREATY OF PEACE in Last Power to Ilcmnln nt AVbt With Knt?t ftntlonM Sovrea, Franca, Auff. 14. (By tha Asso ciated Press) Turkey, the last per to remain In a state of war with tho en tente signed tho troaty to-dny and Is now officially at peace. Serbia and Hod Jar cilono of the nations Interested had rofused to nlgn. It was a simple, sober ceremony. Pre mier Venlzelos, although achieving what Is considered to have been one of his llfo ambitions, affixed his signature to the three voluminous documents, tho treaty Itself, an Italo-Oreek protocol and a protocol on Asia Minor nnd the zones of inlluoncc with trembling hand and sombre fuce, ascribed by some to Illness and overwork-. Tho thrco Turkish dele gates looked away as tho premier pat-sod their seats not bowing to him as they did to tho other delegates. Count Zamoyskl, Polish minister to Paris, who was among those who signed the three documents, attracted as much attention as tho actual ceremony, being the centor of inquiring grour as the dele gates were signing their names. CROPS IN NEW ENGLAND AND N. Y. PROMISE FAIR Potntorx AVII1 lie AvoniKc, Applm Bet ter (linn UnM Yenr Y, Cropm Wakefield, Mass., Aug. 11. The con dition ot the Aroostook County, Me., potato crop Is now 00 per cent of nor mal and forecasts 23,S95,000 bushels, against 21,450,000 hushels last year, according to the New Kngland crop re port Issued to-day by V. A. Sanders, field agent of the Bureau of Crop Es timates of tho United States department of agriculture. The five-year average Is given as 23,309,000 bushels. The crop elsewhere In Maine and New England with tho exception of Rhode Island nnd northeastern Massa chusetts has grown well. July drought In tho latter section and too much rain In Rhode Island, hurt tho crop In these sections. New England's commercial apple crop 1b reported heavier than last year In all States' but Maine. Peaches aro reported a failure In New Hampshire! fair In Massachusetts and production very small elsewhere. Pears aro light In Maine, average crop In Rhode Island and good In other New England States. Connecticut valley onions forecast a yield of 02 per cent with excellent growth continuing. Tobacco In tne same region has grown very poorly bocauso of cool and wet weather, but the crop Is reported as capable of ra pid Improvement and, with favorable weather, good yields may result. Hay In Maine and Vermont Is bet ter than forecasted earlier but still be low average, while elsewhere It la nearly a full crop. Oats In Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont Improved dur ing July and are only fair In the other three States. Albany, N .Y., Aug. 11. With few ex ceptions the crops for New York Statu this year will compare favorably with those of last season and will be above the general average according to pre liminary reports received by the divi sion of agriculture. George E. Hogue, tho new commissioner of agriculture, stated to-night. While In June and early In July backward weather and shortage of farm labor caused tho prediction that crops would come below the average favorablo weather lator and efforts of the farmers to overcome the labor shortage, It was stated, will bring the production up to If not above tbe nor mal mark. Tho preliminary reports' Indicate that winter wheat will not equal tho crop of 1919. Corn Is still backward and hay will show a decrease In total produo tlon for the State. Peaches are doing well In western New York but not elsewhere In the State. The apple crop promises to be large. Potatoes, beans, rye and cabbage probably will be harvested In larger quantities than usual. YAWL CROSSES ATLANTIC IN RECORD TIME Three Men In a Iloiit .15 Feet Irfn Complete -Vuynifr Cowcs, Isle of Wight, Aug. 10. What Is believed to bo a record pasiago across tho Atlantic for a 3!i.foot yawl was made by .the Typhon, which arrived this morning nfter making a non-stop run, It is claimed, from Capo Raco, Newfoundland, to Bish op's Rock, Scllly Islands, a distance of 2,100 miles In 15 days nnd nine hours. Passongeis on tho boat wero Frederick Baldwin of Toronto, James Dorsett of Washington and William Duttlng of New York. They said they encountered heavy seas and camo through well, claiming a record passage In their effort to roach Cowes In time for the International motor boat races, which begin here to-morrow. STATE GETS BINOCULARS Will Use Them In Forentrr Work to Locale I'linalhle Klrea Montpeller, Aug, 11. W. G, Hastings has recolvod from tho federal government 13 eots of binoculars which will bo used In tho forestry servlco of tho State. These havo been assigned to tho persona In charge of tho different lookout stations In tho elevations of tho State that thoy use them In effort a to locato Urea aur roundins; their Btatlonsv FINANCIAL WIZARD IS FORMER GONVICI Chas. Ponzi Admits Serving Two Prison Scntences Maintains His Innocence of Crimes Charged Says He Is Solvent Boston, Aug. 11. Charles Ponzl, who has handled millions of dollars of othor peo ple's monoy in tho last few months con fessed In a formal statement to-day that ho wan a former convict. Whllo ho wns making this statement, the Hanover Trust company, In which Ponzl wa. a director and a shnrc holder and through vhlch ho had don a large checking bus iness, was closed by order of Bank Com missioner Joseph C. Alien. Ponzl nt the same tlmo announced hia resignation from tho bank's directorate. Commissioner Allen said that ho had taken action becnuso hh examlnera had found that tho bank had made loans which "woro excessive and beyond the legal limit" and "many loans that aro either -wd or aro of vory doubtful val ue." Ho expressed the fear that the bank's cnpltal had been Impaired. Tho executivo commltteo of the Han over Trust company In n statement late to-day said tho commltteo believed that there were fow poor loans on tho bank's books, that there was no reason to bellevo that tho bank would not contlnuo to meet its obligations and that It had a -cash re serve of thrco times tho amount that the law requires. William S. McMary, treas urer of the bank said that Ponzl did not owe the bnnk a cent, that any bank In the country would have been glad of his account nnd that Ponzl had paid out 3lx million dollars through tho bank. Ponzl's confession followed tho publica tion in morning newspapers of stories of the career of "Charles Ponsl" in Montreal. Confronted with these stories, Ponzl con ferred wltli his attorneys and then gavo to newspapermen a lengthy statement In which ho admitted that ho and "Ponsl" were tho same man, that he had served 20 months In prison In Montreal for forg ery, nnd that subsequently he had served two years In the federal penitentiary nt Atlanta, Oa., for smuggling Italians Into this country. He asserted that his sen tence for forgery resulted from his as suming the blame for a crime committed hy a banker in Montreal by whom he had been employed and who had fled to Mex ico. "I am not trying to poso as a hero," he added. As to tho smuggling Incident, Ponzl de clared that he did not smuggle Italians Into this country. "Within ten days of my release (from the Montreal prison) ho said, "I was asked to escort flvo Italians Into the Unitod States. I did not smuggle them In. I crossed the border on the train openly and was Immediately placed under arrest." He said he had not previously mado known these Incidents In his career bo causo ho felt that "The past had very little bearing on the present situation." "If I mnde a mistake, I paid for It," ho said, "I had every reason to bollove that society owed me another chance." Ponzl, In a later statement, roltoratcd previous assertions that he was solvent and could pay all notes outstanding against him as a result of his operation of the Securities Exchange company. It was the large business done by this com pany, which offered to pay 60 per cent In terest In 90 days on all loans nnd which In fact redeemed many notes with that Interest In 43 days, that resulted In the Investigation now In progress by federal and State authorities, Ponzl claimed that through his manipulation of International postal reply coupons In various European countries he was able not only to pay tho large Interest rate to Investors, but In addition to make huge profits for him self. When an auditor wns employed by fed eral authorities to go over his books and determine his liabilities, Ponzl announced that he would accept no more loans until the Investigation was completed, hut that ho would honor all outstanding notos. For several days last week his offices were besieged by mon, women and boys who had entrusted their savings to him. Every note presented was redeemed, those which had reached maturity drawing 50 per cent interest. Similar action was taken at his branch offices in several New Eng land cities. Payments were made at first In cash and toward the end of the run In checks on tho Hanover Trust company. By the last of the week the run had subsided and only a few note holders pre sented themselves at Ponzl's office each day. On Monday last the bank commissioner ordered the Hanover Trust company to honor no moro checks drawn by Ponzl or his agents, announcing that It had been discovered that Ponzl's account entered In tho name of a trustee, had been over drawn. Por.zl then discontinued the pay ment of notes. Three creditors, with total claims of $750, filed a petition in bankruptcy against Ponzl on the same day. They allege that he had mado preferential payments to other creditors. On Monday, also, Attorney-General j. Weston Allen gavo out a statement of some of the results of his Investigation on behalf of the State. He said that so far he ha3 been unable to find anything to verify Ponzl's claims of extenslvo dealings In International reply coupons. Tho report of the federal auditor has not yet been filed,. A subpoenao Issued In the bankruptcy proceedings Is returnable on August 10. POSTPONE HEARING II mt Ciimc AgnliiNt Sumlny Violator lo lie 'Pried To-dny Montpeller Aug. ll.-The hearing In tho first of tho 19 cases of players of tho two baseball teams that endeavored to havo a game Sunday, did not take placo this morning. The defense asked for a con tlnunca until Thursday morning. One of 'the attorneys In the case said this w-eek that the trial of ono case would not be taken as a precedent for the pleas of tho other 18 persons and that the 19 cases would be tried before the matter Is ended. Possibly a chango In arrange ments may occur later. INDIGESTION KILLS MAN AT MONTPELIER Montpeller, Aug. 11. Merrill Russell, aged nliout 70 years, died about 10 o'clock to-night, following an attack of acuto Indigestion. Ho was on tho street shortly after nlno o'clock, nnd then went to his tenement whore ho was taken 111 and died shortly afterward. Ho Is survived by his wife. Ho wai for many years cm ployed us. arural- freo dollveryi carrier. MOTORBOAT PRIZE COMES TO U. S. Miss America Easily Defeats British Rivals in Races Off Isle of Wight Cowcs, Islo of Wight, Aug. 11. (By tho Associated Press). America won the Harmsworth trophy, tho International inotorboat prize, through tho victory of Miss America In tho second raco of tho sorles off here to-day. Tho time of Mls:i America for tho 30 miles wan 37 minutes 5 1-3 seconds. Her avcrngo speud 3.12 knots per hour. Her highest sliced made In tho first lap of the race, was 50.41 knots. Miss Detroit V entered for Garfield A. Wood, Jr., representing tho Miss Detroit Power-boat association finished soconil In the raco. Her time was 3" minutes, 43 4-5 seconds; Maple Leaf V, owned by Sir Mackay Edgar, came In third In 87 min utes, 9 seconds and Maple Leaf VI, be longing to tho sume owner, wns fourth. Tho tlmo of this, craft, which finished sec ond In Tuesday's race, was 40 mlnUtca, CD 1-3 seconds. Sunbeam Desenjol came In last In 41 minutes, 5 1-3 seconds. Maple Leaf VI crossed the lire first when the raco started, but Mlos America slipped by her immediately and through out tho contest maintained her lead, win ning oaslly In hollow fashion. Apparently the American boat was never pushed to her utmost limit. Sir Muckay Edgar, ownsr of the Mapli Loaf VI, has announced that. .e will build a still faster motor boat and again at tempt to wrest the trophy from America. TYPO. UNION WILL NOT REVOKE CARDS Printers .llnr "Work In "Open Sliup" nnd Itotnln Union Worklna Curd Albany, N. T., Aug. 11. Following a sharp debate tho International typo graphical union In annual convention here to-day voted 171 to 79 against a proposition to revoke the card of any member who should obtain employ ment In an open shop. Discussion regarding; tho convention city for next year took place but no action was taken. Chicago and Quebec both havo made bids for the gathering and from tho debate late to-day sen timent appeared to favor tho Canadlnn city. A voto probably will be taken to morrow. Recommendations of tho laws commit tee took up a large part of to-day's ses sion and without" exception the commlt teo reports wero approved. Among the proposals which were reported unfavora bly were: Chapel's right to calling strikes when three-fourths of the members favor such action. Limiting terms of electlvo officers to two terms. Giving local union complete control of admission and examination of members. Regulation of wages paid to "learners" and to extend membership to "learners." Creating foreman In any plant employ ing moro than one journeyman. A recommendation that tho salaries of the president and secretary-treasurer be Increased to $10,000 was favored and will be referred to the members for a referen dum. The delegates wero guests of Gov. and Mrs. Alfred E. Smith at tho executive mansion to-night. CO. G., 11TH VT. REUNION Eight Survivor nine Took Pnrt In 22 EnjrngementH Under Slierldnn Bollows Falls, Aug. 11. Eight members of company G, 11th Vermont Infantry', held a reunion dinner at the hotel Wlnd- 'hnm hero this afternoon. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of the organi zation of the company here in Bellows Falls. Tho men wero the only survivors of the company who could be located, al though the company roster contains the names of 197 men who served with the unit during the civil wnr. The veterans present were Lieut. Samuel Daggett, 82 of Bellows Falls, George John son, 84, of West Brattleboro, Henry J. Allen, 79, of Brattleboro, Thomas Ash well, 78, of West Minister, E. R. Camp bell, 76, of Clarmond, Florida, R. E. Hatherton, 76, of Ludlow, E. A. Howe, 76, of Ludlow and Zed Howe, 73, of Clare mont, N. H. Tho members of tho company were or ganized In Bellows Falls on August 11, 1S02, under the command of captain Charles Buxton of Bellows Falls; First Lieut. Charles Fleming of Bellows Falls; Second Lieut. Silas Albee of Londonderry. They were mustered In at Brattleboro Septem ber 1 Into tho old Vermont second brigade 2nd division sixth army corps. They took part In 22 engagements under Sheri dan, Tho company was discharged June 26. 1865, after three years service. E. R. Campboll of Clarmond, Fla., en listed In tho company at 18. His father was klllod during the civil war and Mr. Campbclt Is therefore a veteran and the son of a veteran. He made the 1,500 mile trip from his home for this reunion. FEWER ACCIDENTS Total Auto Dlonstera IIa .Voir Gone orer the 030 SInrk Montpeller, Aug. 11. There were not so many automobile accidents reported this morning as usual, but the number has passed the 930 mark and still they con tinue to como In. Thoso this morning wero a little differ ent from tho general run. Loron Eldrldge reported that his machine hit a son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Harry Marshall In Water hury, the fault being that of the child, according to those who saw the accident; M, A. Wiener of St. Johnsbury said he backed Into a hoarse; William S, Oreon of Windsor said his machine hit a boy In Jeffcrsonvllle, the boy having Jumped from behind a truck; Stcfano Rlzzl of Barre said he had a slight accident; Sar ah Cushman said her car and that of Ira Morso recently collided In Randolph. BREAK AUTO LAWS Secretnrr of State Hentn of Inrrtnge nients nnd Fine Kknctrd Montpeller, Aug. 11. Different Judges In the Slate have reported to the secretary of State several convletlonK for Infringe ment of tho automobile laws, These In clude William Sclielfforth of Rutland, who paid $15 for a non-registered machine being operated; Carlton Ilendeo of the same city, for careless driving, J10; E. j. Ilatchelder at St. Johnsbury for an un registered motorcycle and neglKPnt (Irlv. Ing, tfO; .1. O. (lamacho at Wlnnoskl, J23, for not having a license; O. C. F(irr oj Middlebury for tho same caine, with tho samo fltio Imposed. Help of all kind may bo obtained. by KAN. COAL MINERS TO Resume Operations Under Pro test U. S. Anthracite Board Instructs Penn. Miners to Re turn 10,000 Were on Strike Pittsburg, Kans., Aug. 11. Several thuosand Kansas coal miners, who havo been Idle two works In protest against penalties Imposed hy operators for observing a five-day week, will return to work Immediately, It was announced to night by Alexander Howat, district presi dent of the United Mine Workers. The miners, Mr. Howat said, were not going back at nls direction, but upon their own nccoid under protest. Washington, Aug. 11. Resolutions In structing striking employes of the Penn sylvania Coal company to return to work were adopted to-day by tho United States anthracite boaid of conciliation, wlilch promised to adjudicate tho matters In dis pute when the men had returned to tho mines. T.o resolution was concurred In by tho anthrnclte coal commission, which no- 1b working on tho anthracite wage award. The number cf miners on strlk Is p'.aoad at lC'.COO. They are employes of tho Pennsylvania company's collieries at Plttston, Valley Forge, Duryca, Avoca, Plains ard Dunmore, Pa. INI AMNESTY FOB DEBS Labor Federation nlno I'm or Freedom for Ireland nnd Itrrngnltlon of Irlh "Republic" St. Albans, Aug. 11. Discussion of res olutions favoring complete amnesty for political prisoners In general and Eugene V. Debs In particular, freedom for Iro lnnd and recognition of the Irish repub lic by the United States, an adoption of a resolution pledging co-operation with tho federal board for vocational training for ox-servlce men tcok up a greater part of to-duy's s-esslon of the Vermont State Labor Federation meeting here. Final action on tho resolution favoring amnesty for political prisoners was not renched and the hitter debato on the floor of tho convention and the stiff opposition raised to the proposal made by Alexander Ironside of Bnrrc Indicated that the res olution would be lost. Tho Irish resolution found many sup porters among the delegates and Indi cations point to Its adoption with com iiratlvoly little debate. Tho resolution on Ireland was presented for action by Jo seph E. Moore of Burlington. NINETY Pjp MEET Orgnnlr Vermont Seed I'otnto fJrmvem' Aoeiiitlon nt Field .Mcrtliiir nt Ilandolph Center Randolp'h Center, Aug. 11. By a unani mous vote the potato growers of Ver mont, assembled for a conference and field meeting hero to'-day with the Randolph Potato Exchange, Inc., the Randolph school of Agriculture, the Ver mont Department of Agriculture and tho University of Vermont Extension Service, organized as a Vermont Seed Potato Growers' association. There were moro than 90 potato growers, representing seven counties, at the meeting. The principal speakers wero: Professor William Stuart, and Dr. H. A. Edson of thu United States Department of Agriculture. Officers were elected for as follows: President, L. H. Ball of Randolp'h Cen ter, F. A. Osgood of Rutland; secretary and treasurer, A. II. Gilbert of the State Department of Agriculture, Burlington. E. S. Brlgham of St. Albans, J. A. San ford of Putney and G. H. Templo of Randolph Center were elected to serve with the officers as an executive com mittee. The executive committee was authorized to draw up a constitution and by-laws to be passed upon at a later meeting. The rest of the day's program consisted of an inspection tour of the potato fields near Randolph Center, and talks and dis cussions on potato culture by Professor Stuart and Dr. Edson. It Is felt that such an organization as was organized to-day has a big field activ ity in tho way of promoting the produc tion of seed potatoes and of advertising Vermont grown potatoes In tho markets. BELLOWS FALLS ART TEACHER MARRIES Bellows Falls, Aug. 11. Miss Mary E. Baker, for many years supervisor of drawing In tho schools of this town, and Ned C. Ray of Northfleld wero married here this evening at tho home of the bride. The Rev. John C. Princo officiated. The house was decorated with flowers In simple design by friends of the bride. A gown of white gorgette was worn by the brldo and she carried a shower boquet of roses and sweet peas. For 15 years Miss Baker has been In charge of the art and drawing work of the schools of this town. ST. JOHNSBURY NOW HAS FIRE PROTECTION St. Johnsbury, Aug. 11. Deputy Fire Commissioner Preble of Montpeller has been here to help the village securo hot ter fire protection and as a result of two conferences with the vlllugo trustees the central flro station, where tho chief of tho fire department was for several days the only occupant, has been equipped with new men. Preble has notified State In surance Commissioner Brown that St. Johnsbury now has adequate fire protec tion nnd that conditions will be better than ever before. Civil War Veteran Dies Bennington, Aug. 11. Bradford B. Spar row, who entered the civil war from the town of Elmore with company K of the 4th Vermont regiment of volunteers, died this morning at the Vermont soldiers' home here of paralysis. He had been crippled for yeais as the result of paraly sis and had been In a helpless condition slnco becoming an Inmate of the home. Ho was about 75 years old. He was a graduate of Middlebury College and for a number of years practiced law In Wash ington, D. C. Beforo coming to Benning ton he was fur some tlmo an Inmato of tho soldiers' homo at Hampton, 'a. Well, anyway, even If Bryan didn't nccept, ho achieved what no man ever be foro achloved four nominations for tbe presidency. Schenectady 'Unlon-StftA HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT- THE MSajgv counties Addison County MIDDLEBURY The baggago room nt tho local passenger station camo near burning up Friday afternoon, aanollno had escaped from an automobllo stnndlng near the building. Someono thought he would see If the gnsollno would burn and dropped a match No sooner had tho match landed than flames aroso and set flro to tho building. Fortunately several men were on hand and with the aid of chemicals and wi'tor subduod tho flames. Tho building in quite badly scorched. Damage will be, about f30. Mrs. Phillip D. Cloyes has gone 1 to Salisbury to visit her brother, A. A. Smead. Zephyr Boulla has returned from his vacation nnd Is again on duty at his' shop In the Battoll block. Charles WII-I Sunday was the hottest day of tho llamson of Wyburn, Snsk., Can., arrived ' season here. Thu mercury got up to 91. Friday noon for a month's visit to his 1 Monday, tho mercury was two degrees sisters, Mrs. John Hnmmond and Mrs. less. Monday, markot day, eggs brought Nelson A, Seymour. Mrs. Fred Crane has , 55 to CO cents, dairy, butter 53 cents nnd returned from Philadelphia, Pa., where ' creamery 65 cents. she went to attend the wedding of her1 Tho annual Addison County Grange nloco, Miss Helen Hcmlngwny Campbell. 1 and County Farm Bureau Federation She was accompanied home by her slf-tor, ( picnic and field day took place at tho Mrs. C. I. W. Carrlgan, who will ntnaln government Morgan stock farm In hero for a fow weeks. Mrs. Julia Whei'lerWcyhrldge yesterday. Tho attendance and daughtor, Marjorle, have returned at noon was estimated to bo close to from Randolph, whero thoy have spent, 1,500 people, with nearly every town two weeks. Miss Margaret Graham has j In tho county represented. This was it gono to Lowell, Mass., to spend three i apparently something less than the weeks. Mrs. Benjamin Stewart and number of people In attendance last daughter, Marie, of Chicago, are guests, of Mr. and MrB. John H. Stewart. Mrs. John Jero and children have gono to Troy, N. H., to visit for a few days at the home of hor parents. Prof, and Mrs. Frank E. Howard and two children nnd Mr. and! Mrs. N. A. Brooks nnd daughtor have gone for a few days In the Adlrondacks. Dr. and Mrs. R. 8. Spire and two children, Rlohard and Louisa, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Burkholder of Washington, D. C, are guest3 at the home of Mrs. Ellza both Cornell for a few days. Mrs. Mer rill Lane of New York city Is visiting her mother, Mrs. K a t o Moore. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brown and daughtor. Miss Anna Brown, havo returned after a woek in Bristol. Mrs. Lucy Crane is In 1 dustry. An Intermission of an hour and Weybrldgo to visit her slstor, Mrs. John! n half then took plnco for lunch. Thcro A. James, and is nccompanled by another: wero two addresses In the afternoon slstor, Mrs. Elizabeth Scovel of Lewlston, lven by W. E. Rommel of Washington N. Y. Mrs. Eugene L. Pierce has gonennd I'rof. C. Wheeler, of the Stato to Whiting to (frond some tlmo with her Grange of Connecticut, who talked on daughter, Mrs. Arthur H. Freeguard. subjects pertinent to the occasion. MIs Four or flvo weeks ago tho farmers of this section ot Addison county, and In fact the wholo county, were com plaining strongly of too great an abundance of rain. Now the complaint Is Just tho other wny. They are com plaining of having struck a drought, just at a time when It will bo likely to Berlously Injure the crops, If It con tinues much longer. Corn and other crops are wilting badly and the chances aro thoy will never mature unless they receive a good amount of moisture In tho Immediate future. Otter Creek is nearly at low water mark, as are also tho larger streams of the county. Mrs. Jennlt, jr. Crosby has returned after a two weeks' visit In Greenfield, Springfield and Tumors .Falls, Mass., and Bellows Falls. Mrs. Charles S. Cummlngs nnd Mr. nnd Mrs. James Far rell and Miss Anna M. Battles have returned to Rutland after a stay with friends in camp at Lake Dunmoro. Mr. and Mrs. John L. Cavondlsh havo returned to Reading, Ponna., after 10 weeks In Middlebury and neighboring towns. The United States Civil service commission announces an examination to be held In Middlebury and Vcr gennes, at tho poHtofflces, on Satur day, August 28, to fill the position of rural mall carrier from the Vergennes poatofflce and to fill such other posi tions as may later become vacant In the county. Miss Evelyn Houghton and Albert A. Houghton havo returned to Walllngford after a few days horo to their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Billings. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Borgman have returned to Tor onto. Can., after a stay of several weeks In this section. The village au thorities are having a cement sidewalk put down on the east side of Main street In the business section of the town. The Misses Sylvia Cooper and Gladys Emerson of Attleboro, Mass., are In town for a short visit. Mr. and Mrs. Everts Champlln have returned to Montreal after a few weeks hero and In neighboring towns. Carl O. Frost has gono to Boston for a few days. The meeting of the Middlebury Grange No. 315, will be held Friday evening. After the regular huslness session a leap year party will be car ried out under the direction of the fof lowlng committee. Mis1? Emma Fuller, Anna Novak, Dolphlne La Fleur, Gladys"" town Friday. At the Vergennes Gun Cartmell, Catherine Hammond a n d cluh snoot Friday afternoon, W R. War. Beatrice Dumas. Andrew Ferland of ' nfr anu " euoau wero tied for hlrh, Westbrook, Mo., Is In town on a visit wlth a BCOrt ot w- I"-. V. W. Water- to his sister, Mrs. William Farrell, Jr.! second, with a score of IS. Leonard Mrs. Mllo K. Moore nnd Fred and!IIammond of Ludlow Is spending a weelt Elizabeth Moore aro spending 10 days w'th his mother, Mrs. R. D. Goodrldge, at tho Bingham cottage at Longland his brother. Lowell Hammond. Point, Lake Champlaln. Ira Pond ofl The public health nursing committee Is Burlington Is In town to visit at the endeavoring to astabllsh a class In home of Mr. and Mrs. Phelps Coollhan. p elementary hygiene and home care of the There will be a baseball game' sick. The object of the class Is to learn Thursday afternoon botween teams of how to care for the sick In a comfortable the mnrblo mill and a team mode up of 1 the retail clerks. Galllpeau will pitch for the marble mill and a league pitcher will pitch for tho clerks. Tho game Is staged for the Forter flold for three o'clock. Fred Morrison of Brls- toi was nrrestod In that town Monday by Sheriff George S. Farr on a warrant to Mrs. John H. Donnelly. Grandmothers charging him with breach of the peace. 'are especially Invited. Mr. and Mrs. Ho wns brought to Middlebury Monday j Charles Frost of Athol and Mrs. M. D. afternoon and before Judgo Albert W. , Parker of Essex are visiting Mrs. W H. Dickens pleaded guilty. He was fined' Flagg. Isaac Devoid has returned to 125 and costs of $11.75, amounting to Keenc, N. H after a visit to his sister, $30.76, which he paid and was dls-Mrs. Peter Little. The Vergennes town chnrged. Mrs. Charles Crano has re- baseball team defeated the Burlington turned from Lake Rescue. Ludlow, All-Stars nine on the old fair grounl whecr sho has boon for 10 days. Mrs. Mary Bartlett Is the guest at tho home. of Mrs. E. T. Dewey. Frank J. Donahue, who has been' taking a week's rest at his homo here. wont Monday to Richmond for the pur- poae of making Insurance maps of that town. The work there will require four Sunday In Weybrldgo with her parents, or five weeks, after which his next Mr. and Mrs, John Harrington Samuel location will b at Berlin, N. H. Miss Antln of New Orleans, La., Is vIsltM Mary F. Higglns of Rutland Is In town Robert Ketcham. Mrs. Day of Norwich to spend a couple of weoks. The Rev.' has been spending a week's vacation wtta William V. Borg, D. D of Philadelphia1 at the homo of tho Rev, nnd Mrs. Frol. conducted the services and preached at' crick Buttery. Mr. and Mrs. John Thonip. the Congregational Church Sunday In! son and son. Richard, of Gloversvllle, placo of the pastor, the Rev. Henry C. ' N. Y nre visiting Mrs. Thompson's nunt Newell, who Is out of town. Mr. and Mrs. Ezra M. Ball. Miss Ruth Clark, wha Mrs. Amos Gardner of Salisbury, Conn.,1 has been cpepdlug n week's vacation with with their throe young children are In 'her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter C'ark, town for a month or longer, Mr. nnd' has returned to her duties nt tho Spring. Mrs. Wllher Fletcher and Miss Dorothy Fletcher have returned to Ocean Grovo, N, J after several weeks In Mlddlo b u r y. A man by the namo of Mumbelo of Burlington met with an automobile accident Monday forenoon, Ono wheel of his machine camo off and tho car ran Into an cm bunkment, tipping partly over. The oar was repaired and the party, pro. cQOdeThocarontftjned -Mf, his wife and three children. No ono -was injured. Tho' Misses Julia and Stella Falrman havo returned to Dedham, Mass., after two weeks In town. Karl Plorco has re turned fromWhltlng, whero ho has been on a lengthy visit to his brother, Harry Plercn, Miss Mabel Perry has returned to Florenco nfter a week In town. Henry C. Walker has gono to Proctor for a fow days at his former homo. Dr. A. D, Barter has returned to Rutland after a few days In town. Mrs. Horton W. Jones has gone to Sudbury to ,.3lt her daughter, Mrs. E. II. Farn- ham. Mrs. Lucy Crane Is In Woybrldgo, 11,0 guest of Mrs. John A. James. Mrs. Patrick MrMnhon and Mrs. J. A. Banning havo returned from Rutland, whero they have been to visit Mrs. James Farrell. year, which may bo accounted for by tho bad condition of 901110 of the roads following a very heavy rain storm last night. The first business of thu forenoon was an exhibition of nino tractor engines of various makes, In tho work of which tho farmors present nssuredly took a Uvoly Interest and tho different tractors tried appeared to do their work In an excellent manner. This was followed by nn exhibit of sov eral head of tho best Morgan stock horsoH on the farm, all the property of the United States. Next camo an ex hibition of the sheep kept on tho farm under the direction of C. G. Potts, re presenting the Bureau of Animal In- Helen Stone. State recreation worker for the Young Women's Christian As sociation, had charge of the sports and athletic games for tho children, of whom several hundred were in at tendance. E. L. Ingalls of Burlington, State Boys' and Girls club leader, and Miss Marjorle Luce, assistant club leader, gave talks to tho young peo ple. VERGENNES Mr. and Mrs. Wlllard R. Bristol were In Burlington Friday to visit their granddaughter. Miss Edith Bristol, at the Mary Fletcher hospital, where sho recently underwent an operation for ap Iiondlcltls. Mrs. H. B. Slack and guests, Miss Tessle Powers of Springfield, Mass., and Miss Adella Ingham, have leturned from Mount Manslleld, whero they hava been spending a vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Jo'hn L. Seldon of Bristol aro spending a few days at the homo of Mrs. Seldon's parents. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lee. Friday afternoon. Miss Adella Ingham, assistant librarian, at tho Blxby Memorial Freo library, was given an afternoon tea by tho library staff. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ben son and Mrs. Sylvia Carpenter of Los Angeles, Calif., former residents of West Addison, are visiting In this vicinity. The Rev. G. E. Robbins, secretary of Ver mont Stato Sunday schools, had chargo of the open air services at Loomls' Grovo Sunday morning and afternoon. H. Louis Miner of Brandon visited his father, S. D. Miner, Friday. A. Van Tuyl of New York city called upon friends hero Satur day. Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Dalrympla and their guests, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Morgan of Akron, Ohio, aro In camp at Kimball's dock. Lake Champlaln. Miss Hazel Noonan of Buffalo, N. Y., Is visit ing Mr. and Mrs. Casslus T. Warner and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Piper. Mrs. A. W. Henry and daughter have returned to Bristol after a visit to her sister, Mrs. William R, Sessions. Mr. and Mrs. Clar ence Beach of Albany, N. Y who hava been visiting Mr. Beach's uncle, William R. Nichols, of Ferrlsburg, aro now guests of Mr. and Mrs. Amos P. Needham. Mrs. Kenneth Earl of Detroit, Mich., Is visit ing her sister, Mrs. William R. Sessions. Miss Mary Conant is visiting in Albany, N. Y, Miss Christine Shaw of Weybrl lg and Ernest Orlswold of Burlington visited manner and to teach how to prepare a few simple sick foods, etc. It Is hoped many will avail themselves of an op portunity to learn something that will ba of great value to all homes In time of sickness. All who wish to Join the class ' are requested to send their names at once Sunday afternoon by a score of 10 to 9, Batteries, Vergennes, Lavancho and Stewart: Burlington, Mnynard and Par. rot; umpire, Jennings, M.-. nnd Mrs. Guyetto of Rensselaer, N. Y, are vlsltlnq her parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Casslus T Warner. Miss Ruth Harrington spent Held City Library, Springfield, Mnss,- John W. Ryan and family spent Sunday with relatives In Orwell. Miss Tessla Powers has roturncd to Springfield, Mass,, after a visit to Mrs. 11. B, Slnck. R. T. Molntyro nnd Hnrold Dalgneault nrii spending a few days In Shoreham anil Orwell. Mrs. Mary E. Irwin of Winthrop, , Mass., announces tho engagement of hart