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..ETHOS BURLINGTON FREE PRESS r THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1920.
HE HOWARD NATIONAL BANK Out of Town Business In doing business with persons or firms at a distance, a bank is of great assistance to you. By means of it you can send money by check or draft. The bank is your best reference and the best assurance of your business standing. iurning Holes in You say that you cannot keep money because it burns a hole in your pocket. When you ha.ve it, you spend it. But why allow your generosity to work you misery afterwards. If you put your money in the bank, it will not bum a hole there. It will increase and earn for you. This Bank cordial ly invites your patronage. The CSty Trust Company MAY LOSE HOSPITAL ockfuKhnm Institution at Bellows Fulls Huh Deficit of Nearly SSOO Monthly I Sallow Kills, Aug. 5. The closing down the Rockingham hospital hero Is a osslbility as the result of an announce- ent marie last night following a con rence of the directors of the lnstitu- lan For many months the hospital is been running at a financial loss, ranc- ig from $300 to 5500 a month. A public mass meeting has been called the directors to take place Thursday kening, August 19, when public sentl- lent will be expressed as to the con- Inuance of the hospital Local people re aroused at the prospect of losing the ily hospital within a radius of 20 miles nd it is expected that when the public testing is held opinion will be so strong to prevent the closing of the hos- Ital. lAt th meeting, the directors will make plain statement of affairs and call for mandate from the townspeople. At resent the Indebtedness is $3,500, with he debt increasing rapidly. The dlrec- prs can see no light ahead unless vol- Intary contributions make up the deficit. lecauee of the conditions here a hos- lltal is needed to serve a large town as rell as the surrounding country for sev- ral miles back. I The hospital was established about IS ears ago and since then has received equests and gifts. Expansion has been order, however, and funds have never een as freely available as needed. The hstltution was started in a residence louse and was later moved to the large ructure on Front street, where it is 6w located, It has been a training school or nurses and besides several private ooms maintains several free beds. I If public support is brought out to save ne nospitai tor tne town, me present lireetors manifest willingness to go ahead ith th9 hospital. The board of direc ts present at the meeting last night kere X G. Williams, E. L. Walker. L. E, Wilson. T C. Hlldreth, James Barrett Ind W. C. Belknap. ROAD WORK PROGRESSES federal Government Man Find It Ad vanced Faster Than Elsewhere Montpelier. Aug 6 C. H Stlllman of froy. N. Y , who is in charge of the road I reject work tn Vermont for the federal overnment, has been in the State this keek Inspecting the work as it hag prog- Iessed under the different contractors' upervision He find? the work coming llong nicely tn Vermont, being advanced laster than in the other nearby States. Ilr. Stiltman Is completing eome of the mailer Jobs and will be able shortly to eport these are done. More Auto Mishaps Montpelier, Aug. 0. Fred Coburn of iardwick has reported that his auto noblle and that of H. J. Ring of Water- hury collided near Wolcott recently. bwing to the machines not giving each Kther road, The reports of the accidents in wmcn Kicnara i-taymond or unite lver Junction and J. A. Judge of Lyn- Bonville lost their operator's license have noen made to the secretary's office. J. P. Koyce of Webstervllle has reported that Ills machine and that of Minnie Lawrence pf Waterbury collided one day last week, Boing a little damage to the machines, File Primary Petitions Montpelier. Aug. 10 E. W. Gibson bf Brattleboro and John W. Gordon if Barre, candidates for the congres sional nomination, have filed the re tired number of primary petitions In the office of secretary of State. fact) of them having over 250 re- mlred to have their names on the ballot. Their assent has also been lied. Porter H. Dale, the congress man whom they seek to defeat, was tn the city Monday afternoon, look ng after hie fences. Lose Their Licenses Montpelier. Aug. 5.-The secretarv of State has suspended the following auto- lornia operator s licenses for one cause or oother Fred J. Allen of Bennington, for feckless driving, Including hitting a team, huspended indefinitely; T, A. Cormier of 3t. Johnsbury, Indefinitely for an accident 3avld D. Moodle of Orleans for misuse rf number plates, permanent suspension; "rank L. Fellows ot White River June. .ion, for reckless driving In Thetford naklng a total of S3 suspensions this sum rier. To Have $10,000 Organ Bellows Falls, Aug. 8. A $10,000 organ ror the Unlversallst Church here has been decided upon ana the committee In charge las secured an option on an Instrument of that value. The committee In chrge Is nade up of the Rev. R. F. Johonnot, Her bert T. Kelley and W. C. Jewett The men and women who study th lads are never In doubt about the cor rt-efness of style in clothe, silver, auto- rioblles or in kitchenettes, Your Pockets ARREST BALL PLAYERS K. C.'n and Barre Athletic Team Charged With Violating "Dltie Lnw" Counter Tactic Started Montpelier, Aug. S. The members of the Knlghtu of Columbus and Barre Athletic baseball teams and the um pire of the game started at Intercity Park at three o'clock this afternoon were taken after they have played one half of an Inning to Barre in a special electric car and then released, having been directed to appear In Barre city court at nine o'clock Monday morning to answer to the charge of breaking the Sunday laws by playing baBeball. Some time ago, E. R. Davis, the States attorney, issued a statement that Sun day haseball would not be allowed but games have been played since that time in Middlesex and North Montpe lier. Therefore the managers of the two teams which were to play this afternoon arranged for a game at In tercity Park There was a Targe crowd present and the officers who took them In custody were hooted at and Jeered by the audience which came to the grand stand hoping that the game would be prayed. Persons in favor of allowing base ball and claiming there should be but one law were in Barre tnis afternoon and took the names of all merchants whose stores were open as well as the names of the stores open in Montpelier. There were also numbers of well known persons who were operating automobiles noted down, and one of those who took the numbers this afternoon stated this evening that complaints would be made against these persons for break ing the Sunday laws known as the "Old Blue Law of Vermont," which practically restrain a person from all recreation on Sunday. LITTLE BOY ELECTROCUTED Was Playing with Wet Cord Used to Rnlse Street Light Hit Hla-h High VollnKe Wire Morrisville. Aug. lO.-Adolnh Raymond. the 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank 1 Raymond, was electrocuted on the Arthur. waite comer about 8:15 this morning while playing with a wet cord used to raise and lower the electric light on the corner of Maple and Main streets. He was seen to take hold of the cord above the winding block and swing it back and forth, evidently getting a slight shock when It hit the high voltage arc light wire. Probably he pulled a little too hard and held It for an Instant against the live wire, making a perfect circuit as he stood on the wet ground In his bare feet. Medical aid w-as summoned, but all efforts to bring back the spark of life were unavailing. He is survived by his parents, three hrothers and six sisters. The only mark on him was on his left hand, which was badly burned. FEDERAL TROOPS IN DENVER RESTORE ORDER Striking Carmen Will Not Return to Work With Strike Breakers Denver. Aug. D. Five hundred soldiers from Camp Funston arrived In Denver at 6:00 a. m. to-day and the first street cars began running manned by strike-breakers each car protected by a squad of police. The city Is quiet. At a meeting of tramway workers It was decided not to return to work unless the company took the men back In a body and discharged the strike-breakers. The company refused. Twenty cars on ten lines were operated by strike-breakers. Automobiles loaded with troops followed most of the cars. ROB DOCTOR Barre rhyalclnn Loe 9380 Taken Safe Barre, Aug. 8 The authorities an working to solve the burglary of the of. flee of D. A. Pern' in the Howland block. This occurred some time Thursday night when about $350 was stolen from the safe. The last person in the office cannot tell whether he locked the safe nor whether the door was locked that night. Two checks were left, one for $32 and one for $25, one of which was signed, while the other was not. Gets Printing Contract Montpelier, Aug, S. George E. Carpen ter, State purchasing agent, has awarded the contract for the printing of the In surance commissioner's report to the Goble Press, whicfi has htfd the printing contract for a few yoars. There are still two contracts on State printing to be awarded, one of which is the newspaper supplement. JOHN BARRYMORE TAKES BRIDE New York. Aug. 5. John Barrymore, widely known actor, and Mrs. Leonard M. Thomas, formerly Miss Blanche Oelrlchs, socially prominent In this city, were mar ried hfre to-day in the Rltz Carlton Hotel, For Benefit of Tourists, Highway Commissioner Bate Describe Improvement Montpelier. Aug. 6.-S. B. Bates, State highway commissioner, has Issued the following statement for the benefit of tourists as t6 where road construction Is under way: Manchester Village Street construe tlon going on. Detour on side street is necessary, Marlboro 6n road from Bennington to Brattlehoro. Federal aid construction. R6ad Is passable. Brattleboro On road from Bennington to Brattleboro. Road construction in prog, ress considerable of the distance between West Brattleboro and Marlboro town lines. Road Is passable. Chester Between Gassett's Station and North Springfield on road from Spring field to Cavandlsh. Road construction. Advisable to detour via Chester Depot. Cavendish Between Cavendish and As Cutnevvflle. Road construction. Detfour 'via Felchville. Windsor West of Windsor toward I Reading. Road construction. Detour via road to the south. Pomfret On road from Woodstock to Bethel via Barnard. Bridge construction. Temporary detour around work. Bethel Bridge construction ono mile south of Bethel. Through traffic from Rutland toward Randolph and Mont pelier, detour to west side of river at Gaysvllle or from the north going toward Rutland, take west side road at Bethel. Traffic from White River Junction and Woodstock via Barnard coming north from Bethel or traffic from north of Bethel going south via Barnard will de tour by hill road to the east of the work as per signs. Sherburne Federal aid construction In ' progress south of Sherburne. P. Q. On i road between Rutland and Woodstock. Roa.d Is kept In good condition for travel. Rutland On main road from Rutland to Chittenden. Bridge repairs 2 1-2 miles north of Rutland. Detour Is necessary via main road between Rutland and Men don for four miles and then by town rond for two miles on to main road to Chit tenden. MIddlebury West toward Bridport and West Bridport ferry. Twelve hundred feet of road under repair. Road passable. Bridport On road between Bridport and MIddlebury, two miles east of Bridport village. Bridge construction. Passable. Falrlee On road between White River Junction and Wells River. Federal aid construction. Detour to the west via Lake Moroy or to the east via New Hampshire State road Newbury Bridge construction. Three miles west of Wells River on road lead ing toward South Ryegate, Barre and Montpelier. Temporary detour provided. Barre On south Main street leading to ward Williamstown. Bridge construction. Temporary detour around work. Montpelier On Northfield street, lead ing toward Northfield, Randolph and Bethel. Excavation for retaining wall. Road passable, but drive slowly. Advisa ble for heavy trucks to detour via Mont peller Junction. East Montpelier On road from Mont pelier to Hardwlck 'and Danville. Federal aid construction Detour necessary Either via town hall to East Montpelier as per detour signs or via Barre. Wllllston On road from Montpelier to Burlington. Federal aid construction. De tour via North Wllllston. Follow the signs. Wlnooski On road between Burlington and Essex Junction. Federal aid construc tion Job completed and road now open for travel. Stowe Road to Mt. Mansfield. Bridge construction. Temporary detour around bridge accommodates all traffic. Colchester On Sunderland Hollow roid between Burlington and Sand Bar Bridge. Grading at a point one mile north of Wlnooski village. No detour required at present but will be later Swanton Road from Swanton village to East Alburg ferry. North road rough. Road to the south via McQuam Bay is better at present. St. Albans Lake shore road from St. Albans Bay along McQuam Bay is some what out of repair. Road Is better at present via St Alhans city and Swan ton village. Irasburg On road from Newport to Orleans Federal aid construction, three miles in length. No detour required. Newport On road from Newport Cen ter toward North Troy. Slide being re paired. Road passable. Barton Two and one-half miles west of Barton village on road to West Glover and Cratshury. Road construction In progress. No detour necessary- " heelock-Brldge construction. First Dr"1Be east of Wheelock village on road toward Lvntion and Lyndonville. Short detour provided West Topsham Bridge under construc tion. Short detour. Vergennes Main street under recon struction. Steam roller being used. No detour. URGES CO-OPERATION National Funeral Directors' President Ak for "Beat Ethical Standards of Profession" Rutland. Aug. 6. "There are always big difficulties In applying abstract rules of moral conduct to business," said John F. Martin, of Elizabeth, N. J president of the National Funeral Directors' associa tion In his speech delivered before the Vermont Funeral Directors and Embalm ers' association at the 20th annual con vention here to-day. "But In all lines to-day the effort Is being made. We are confronted with new conditions, and the man whose desire In life Is to do right must aid in the adjustment to new con ditions. The man of twenty or twenty five years ago learned a great new lesson. He discovered that he could do better in business by co-operating with his com petitors than In fighting them, and so the great combination, trusts and labor unions came Into being. Tho man of to-morrow will make his success by co-operating not only with his competitors but with the public. This Is the great new Idea that Is Just dawning on the business and professional world, Now to get Into line and be ready for what is going to happen, there are several things for us to do, and If we strive to do these things faithfully we shall be taking the steps that are necessary to lift our business out of the dust of mere commercialism into the higher and clearer air of a true profession. "How, then, shall we go about It? In the first place, we must get the confidence of the people, and to do that we must hold ourselves up to the best ethical standards of a profession. From a news paper article printed not so long ago I quote the folowing' " 'The undertaker could render genuine service by urging simplicity. A woman selected a $300 funeral for her husband. When asked how she would pay she said she had $200 and would pay the balance In weekly Installments. The undertaker flatly refused to bury her husband unless she selected an $80 funeral and nlthough the woman was angry she finally agreed to his suggestion. After the funeral she saw her situation In Us true light and grate. fully thanked the funeral director for saving her months of misery.' "Here, then, Is a genuine service we can render humanity. We can be friendly advisers to those who have no experi ence and who need some one they can trust to tell them What they should do. We can urge simplicity when simplicity Is called for by the financial condition of the family. Again we can be of service to humanity, and thereby lift our business Into a profession by work ing" to reform the oin custom. "There is nothing In the fact of death that is morbid or uncanny. It Is because death has been associated with so muc'h that Is morbid and uncanny that people havo such fcor of It. In the old cemeter ies wo find the skull and crossbono on tombstones. Our Idean of death are mixed with superstitions of our pagan ancestors. You do not find In the Bible all that stuff Shakospearo has about yawning graves, shivering ghosts, sounds at midnight from the graveyards. That Is all barbaric paganism. Yet It is to those things that wo owo to-day all that Is horrible In our Idea of death. "Now, I feel that this association that this profession can do a great deal to lessen the fear of death, to present death, in Its true light. There will be many who will still prefer to wear crepe, cover their faces with heavy veils, em phasize every symptom of grief. Old ways are hard to change, "but they are being changed. "In the professions something more than money Is essential to professional em inence. There are rich shysters and rich quacks, but we do not call them suc cessful. Success In a profession Implies the observance of set standards of pro fessional conduct. The really wise funeral director Is satisfied if in an unpopular profession he has done his duty, proud in the conviction that the knowledge and work to which his life Is consecrated Is of things which It concerns the world to have done right. "I am, of the opinion In fact I am almost convinced that the next ten years will see a very large reduction in tho number of undertakers in the United States." FOOTE FILES ASSENT Cornwall Man Will Allow Vno f rtls Name for Lleuteruuit-Oovernorshlp Other Candidates Opinions Montpollir, Aug. G. A. W. Footo of Cornwall Inst evening filed his assent to allow the use of his namo as a can didate for lieutenant-governor in Ver mont, with tho secretary of State, as provided by law. F. H. Babbitt filed his assent when his petition arrived Thursday. Mr. Foote's petition arrived last week but he did not flic his as sent at that time. Petitions from other candidates are arriving, both in the Democratio and Republicans tickets and as soon as each has over 500 filed and the assent placed in the secretary's hands the actual filing of the petitions takes place. Grand Lodge In to Meet for 32nd Cath erine nt Lyndonville Septem ber 1 Montpelier, Aug. 9. The 32nd annual convention of the Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias, will take place in Music hall, Lyndonville September 1 Headquarters will be at the Hotel Lyndon and credentials will bo received there between five and six o'clock the previous evening. A r,nnttr. Hll h fc .l.- TIU. ... 'C ft.vn "III, II L and Sisters in Lyndonville that evening ,hl??C "UrlThe body was fully clothed, but in an guests. The uniform rank will go into en campment at the club house grounds the 2Sth of this month, remaining through the Grand Lodge session. Additional information relative to the plans Is being sent to the representatives elected from the different lodges. EXPEDITION WILL GO AFTER PIRATES' GOLD Ship Will Visit Smith Pndfic to Test Inventor' Device New York, Aug. 9. Pinning their faith on the powers of a newly-invented device for the detection of gold deposits. An drew Culllns, a well-known prospector of Halleyhury, Canada, and the Rev. Father Therlault of the same town plan a trip to the South Pacific islands to search for buried treasure, according to a Joint statement they made recently in Ottawa. It was said that tho trip was being fi nanced by a New York capitalist, whose name was not disclosed, and the fortune feekers were to confer with him In this city before setting off on the long Jaunt. A test of the machine was said to have been made recently In Toronto by hiding gold coins In a house and the device in dicated the presence of the money. According to tho report of friends of Mr. Culllns, the Invention, if it proves successful, will be of more value In a search Buch as Is planned than In indicat ing gold locations in the mining districts, because in searching for gold-bearing veins it will not determine the quantities or depth at which the metal would be found, nnd therefore the operators would not know whether It would be in suffi cient quantities to Justify development. , This Is given as the reason of the In ventor In searching for hidden treasure from foundered ships or burled by pirates In the South Sea Islands. Most of the patients enjoying the benefits of the Tost-Graduate's radium re search work are persons of small means. Dr. Willis emphasized the statement that the limited knowledge of the powers of radium is due to the fact that few hospitals have been able to obtain the precious stuff for purposes of experi mentation and, as a result, thp progress toward a standardized method of treat ment 1ms been slow. lie said that the treatment by radium of the cancerous growth Itself was one phase of the work being studied and another was the ap plication of radium to the surfaces after the growth had been removed. HELPS TUBERCULAR GLANDS Among tho cases reviewed hy the clinic yesterday wero several in which radium had been successfully used In the treat ment of tubercular glands, one being that. of a young gin wno naa suffered from this affliction for years as a result of, severe burns aDoui me mroat ana should - ers and subsequent skin-grafting. BELIEVE THAT ITALIAN FEIGNED ILLNESS Montpelier. Aug. 5. Did Frank Tironl, who has been in the hospital In Barre, try to escape from acting as tho princi pal witness In a stabbing affair that took place in Falrlee recently, is the question t'hat Sheriff George Tracy of Chelsea is trying to solve. Tironl has been removed from the hospital to the Orange county Jail to await the trial. Thursday evening Tironl left the hos pltal and did not return. The police lo cated him In the north end of the city In a tenement. Aid Trout Propogation Montpolter, Aug. 6. Linus Leavens, fish and game commissioner, has re turned from Plttsfield, where he con ferred with residents in that section on the plan of closing the head waters of the White river in Plttsfield, the upper parts of the south and west branches of the Twlgg river which empties into the White Rlvar. The lower portion of the Twlgg river will be open to trout fiehing. but the two branches named will be used for native propagation of trout, which will Improve fishing In the lower part of the stream much faster than by stocking with hatchery trout. FRF.E PRESS WA.VT ADS 1'AY BEST IS CHARGED WITH MURDER OF GIRL Arthur Mudgett Arrested Result of Amy Shonio's Death as Johnson Vt.. Aug. 10. Arthur Mud Rett of this village was yesterday afternoon arrested on a warrant charg ing him with the murder of Amy Shonlo. the 19-year-old factory em ploye whose body was found back of the cemetery here last Tuesday, after she had been missing three days. He wan taken to the county Jail at Hyde Park and will be given a. hearing as soon as possible before Justice E. A. Lafountaln of MorrtsvlUe, when It is expected he will be bound over for trial at the next term of Lamoille county court. Announcement of the arrest and thn rhnrire waa made to-day to the Free Press bv Attorney General Frank C. Archibald and States Attorney Tmm nt Johnson. The arrest was made yesterday afternoon in Johnson hv Denutv Sheriff W. C. Jones and Constable E. E. Holmes. Attorney rtenernl Archibald would not say In trii.i n.av Mndirett Is charged with murdering the girl, but indicated that the authorities believed they had suf ficient evidence to hold Mudgett fori trial. The warrant simply charges Mud gett with murdering Miss Shonlo. The authorities would not amplify this statement. Tho arrest of Mudgett closely fol lows the report of the autopsy made to State's Attorney Tracy, upon receiving which tho authorities concluded the case was one of murder. Mudgett, who Is about 3' years old. Is a married man who has not been living with his wife. He has been employed for tho post IB months by various people at different places. Of late he has been working for the C. H. Stafford & Son Lumber company of Morrisville at their timber land in Garfield. He is said to have taken his arrest with great surprise. Tho Inquest Into the mysterious case of the young girl's death has been going on for several days. The Investigation has been shrouded in mystery and the details as to how the young girl is believed to have met death are withheld, for the time being, at any rate. Miss Shonlo, who was a Stowe girl, came to Johnson to work in the fac tory about a year ago. She Livjed quietly and It was said after her death that so far as known she had no young men visitors. When she failed to re appear at her boarding place, the home of Orin Foster, Mr and Mrs. Foster believed she had gone to her home in Stowe. Sunday they phoned to her father, and discovered she had not been there. They then notified State's Attorney Tray, and a search was in - in the finding of tree near an old "lUUiril, her body under a unnatural position. It was at first be lleved she had committed suicide. Photographs of the body were taken as It was found, however. Despite the announcement officially made that the authorities were pro ceeding under the assumption that the case was one of suicide, the girl's rel atives and friends stoutly maintained she had been murdered. CRITICIZE CLEMENT Executive Report of State Branch ot Federation of Labor Takes Fling at Oov. St. Albans, Aug. 10. Gov. P. W. Clement and his administration received bitter denunciation through the report of the executive committee of the Vermont State branch of the American Federation of Labor, which opened a three-day ees slon this morning at Lahor hall. The free dom of the city was offered by Mayor Charles A. Buck and Immediately the work of the convention was taken up. Reference Is also made to the State campaign for the governorship nomina tion, It being set forth that a question nalre had been sent to the several candl dates on matters of Importance to the wage earners In Vermont. Replies have been received from Messrs. Hartness, Babbitt and Agan, but Mr. Emery has not replied. These replies will come up before the convention and It win he for the delegates to endorse or not tn- dorse any particular candidate, the re port points out. A second direct smash at Go'ernor Clement Is taken In that section of the report dealing with "reconstruction The Governor had been asked to call a meeting of the principal manufacturers and labor representatives to consider ways and means of continuing economic peace within the State and to co-operate in the "new re-blrth of the agricultural and Industrial life of our State." He replied that tnere was no need for such a meeting. "Past Governors," said the report, "such as Fletcher, Gates and Graham the milk of human kindness In them, manfully listened to the workers' plea for betterment and did all In their power to make the life of the Industrial workers In Vermont brighter and better than It had ever been before." The report considers the workmen's compensation law as the "most Important question before the wage earners of Ver mont." The delegates are urged to see to it that the next (fovernor "nlaees him. Belf squarely In favor of women's rights ' and votes, The report showed that for the year , ending July 1, 1918, over $55,000 was paid in compensation under the law to Injures workmen; over $1,000 paid In medical fees and $1,000 paid for funeral expenses. Dur ing the year there was paid for compen satlon, medical and funeral expenses for fatalities resulting from the Burlington tunnel railroad accident, June 6, 1918, the sum of $19,451.33. Those present are: First Vice-President Jack P. Mason of Burlington, who Is pre siding at the meeting; fifth vice-president James J. Reedy of Rutland, sixth vice- president. W M. Aylward of Waterbury, Stato organizer. Frank Bergeron of Bur lington, Secretary Alexander Ironside of Barre. President Fred W Suiter e Barre was unahle to be present because of Illness. The following committees were elected! Auditing and credentials committee, S. R, Hoffman; scale workers of Rutland, C. L. Covey, painters of Burlington; W. C. Somervllle, street railway employers of Montpelier, constitution hy-laws, J P. Sullivan, quarry workers of GrnnlteWllo. W. P. Germain, central trades and labor council of Rutland; M, H, Reagan, cen tral labor union of Montpelier, II, H, Car penter, carpenters of Burlington, Robert Howard, paper makers of Bellows Falls; resolutions committee, William Eagen, Central Labor union of Barre, Joseph E. Moore, plumbers of Burlington F. A. Snyder, machinists of Rutland, F. R. Jameson, carpenters of Barre, W M. Aly ward, granite cutters of Waterbury, com mittee on executive boards report, S. L. Huffmlne, scale workers of Rutland, W. A. Castle, carpenters of Rutland, H. E. Duehette, carpenters of Montpelier, F. E. Wyman, painters of Montpelier, C. L. Covey, painters of Burlington; Sergeant- atArms C. H. Reagan of Montpelier. The first speaker of the afternoon session was James J. Hamilton of Plttsfield, Mass., who addressed the meeting: a a representative of the United States treasury department of the First Federal qlstrfict. Ho ex plained to them to take advantage of the "Thrift and Saving Movement." He. also explained how permanent treasuries of certain lodges havo bought savings stamps In order to re ceive the highest Interest on the mon ey. He closed by telling of the serious problems confronting labor at this time and said they could be greatly alleviated by co-operation with the government in saving so that a man might always have something to fall back on. FACES POSTAL CHARGE Keller, Ending Windsor Term, Held In $5,000 Charged with Attempting to Cash Potal Certiflcatefi Brattleboro, Aug. 9. John Kelley, alias Aloys Knoll, alias John Deforge, was brought here last night by United States Attorney A. P. Carpenter at the expiration of a sentence In the State Prison at Windsor for grand larceny in Burlington and was arraigned be fore United States Commissioner Clar ence M. Miller on the charge of at temntlng to cash forged United States postal savings certificates at the post offifce In Plttsfield, Mass., last Septem ber. He waived examlnaton and as he could not furnish ball of $5,000 was ta ken to the county Jail at Newfane to await an order transferring him to the Massachusetts district Kelley is said to have stolen six pos tal certificates from Aloys Knoll In Canaan, N. Y and It is alleged he pre sented three of them aggregating $250 to William H. Clifford, clerk In the Plttsfield postofflce requesting th money after having forged the owner's endorsement. It is understood he did not get the money at the postofflce, being unable to identify himself, but that he did secure the cash elsewhere. Among his effects are two bank books belonging to Mr. Knoll. Kelley is wanted In New York on a larceny charge and Is wanted by the navy de partment on the charge of deserting from the naval training station at Newport, R. I., May 23. 1319. His finger prints corresponding with some on file In tho navy department identifies him. H says he was born in New York tn 1S95. Trk-n In liy DnkerHficld Family In Ex- hanxted Condition Wanted to Go I to Work St Albans, Aug. 8. Phyllis Lake, the 15-ycar-oId daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Lake of St. Albans Hill, who left home early Tuesday morning and who was found late Friday evening at the farm of Arthur Wells In Bakersfleld. gives only one reason for leaving home and that was her desire to go to work. The young girl was taken in Wednes day by the Wells family In rather an exhausted condition. She had nothing to eat, she declared, since leaving her home Tuesday morning. Deputy Sheriff H. D. Sturtevant of East Fairfield, was the official who final ly secured trace of the girl. CAUGHT BY FLAMES, DROPS FIVE STORIES New York. Aug. 6. An explosion fol lowed by a burst of flames brought a crowd yesterday afternoon to Lafayette and Walker streets. They saw a man hanging by his hands and one foot from the window ledge on the fifth floor of the eight story loft building on the north west corner. While sorae of the spectators shouted to the man not to Jump others ran to engine house 31, on the next block. Before a lire net could be spread or ladders run up the man, who had clung to the sill for al most five minutes, lost his grip and his body whirled through the air, striking the cornices on the third and fourth floors and crashing through a glass awn ing to the sidewalk. He was taken unconscious to Volun teer Hospital, where an examination showed he was not hurt fatally. Bruises and a possible fracture of the hip were the extent of his injuries. He is Ben jamin Finkel of 628 East Eleventh street, employed by the Universal Mercantile company. A quantity of celluloid used In manu facturing combs causedT the fire to epread so rapidly that before the firemen could throw a stream on It the three upper floors of the building were ablaze. The elevator boy made five trips with men and girls packed in so close he could scarcely manipulate the control lever. No one except Finkel was hurt. The damage to the building was esti mated at $50,000. The Universal company's loss, according to an official, was not less tnan $100,000. The tufbln Rule and Tape company, on the upper floors also suf fered heavy damages. GIRLS TO AID Will Assist Vermont Display at East State Exposition at Springfield Montpelier, Aug. 8. The following Ver mont girls have promised to help In the Vermont display and sales work at the Eastern States Exposition at Springfield, Mass., this fall: Florence Brewster, Johnson; Helen Aiken, Burlington; Doris Slack, Randolph Center: Janice Bylngton. Charlotte; Marlon Wright, Burlington; Marlon Anker, Barre; Mildred Hooker. Hardwlck; Thelma Edmunds, Morris ville; Merle Smalley, Morrisville: Ouln hild Myheburg, Proctor: Eleana Hutton, Bennington: Hilda Martinson, Barre; Rhoda Orvls, Manchester: Mary Shorey, Montpelier: Helen Thorne, Vergennes; Marion Barrows, Johnson; Forenee Bar rows, Johnson and Emily Dodge, Barre. FIVE ARE HURLED 200 FEET TO DEATH Interurban Car Strikes Auto Contain ing Family and Only One Escapes Orion. Mich., Aug. 8. Five persons were killed this afternoon when an automobile in which they were riding was struck by an Interurban car on a crossing near here. The occupants of the automobile all mem bers of one family, were hurled 200 feet and with one exception were killed In stantly. AUTOS CRASH Car Misses fining- Into Rlter hy Foot Top Saved Occupants Injury MIddlebury. Aug. 6. One man waa slightly hurt and three escaped when two autos enme together at the entrance to the Nash bridge over the New Haven river early this evening, one machine plunging 10 feet down the embankment. If It had gone a foot more it would have dashed Into the water. The machines were those of Ernest Hammer, whose house Is near the bridge, and Warren Delphla of Cornwall, who had with him Harold Cady, Emest Prevost and Roy Foster of MIddlebury The latter went down the bank and the top being up the occupants were saved. One of Foster's legs was slightly hurt. Well-tf-Do Farmer Fined ?3fK nnd Gets One to Six Years -Makes Restitution Montpelier, Aug. 8. Sumner Stearns, a well-to-do farmer of Waterbury and R. F. D. carrier, pleaded guilty in Mont pelier City Court Saturday morning to the charge of breaking and entering the mill of E. T, Seabury In the village of Water bury In the night time and was given a fine of $500 and costs and sentenced to tho State's prison for not less than one year nor more than six. In addition to this he made restitution to Mr. Seabury of $2,200 as a debt for the feed he had taken and paid $565, the book account which he had at the mill. In all he has paid over $3,000 to Mr. Seabury. Mr. Seabury last winter satisfied him self that he was losing feed from his mill regularly, but.all efforts to catch the man failed. Recently Mr. Crowley of tho James R. Wood detective agency has been employed on tho Job, with tho re sult that Friday night he caught tho man and Mr. Stearns was brought to Montpelier Saturday morning, pleading guilty. Stearns had used a long pole and by pushing this through the cap hole In the side of the building was able to unbar the door to the mill. Ho would enter tho mill, remove what feed he wanted to tho platform outside and then rebolt the door, afterward going to his home. About day break he would go back to the mill and remove the feed to his home. It Is under stood that he expected to say, if anyone saw him, that the feed had been left out at his request the previous night that he might get it early that morning. He kept a fairly good account of tho feed he had taken away and, according to this. It amounted to $1,800. The re mainder of the $2,200 is for expenses. TO DEOICATE TAfT LODGE Practically Completed anil Will Bo Formally Opened on Benninpton Battle Day Montpelier, Aug. 6. W, G. Hastings. Stite forester, has bean asked to mako the presentation of the permit of tho State to the Green Mountain club for use of land on Mt. Mansfield for tho Elihu B. Taft Lodge at the dedication exer cises that win take place August 16, Ben nington Battle Day. The lodge is prac tically completed and will be ready for dedication by that day. The acceptance of the lodge by the president of the club and other exercises will probably take place. Mr. Hastings has received notice that two fires havo occurred as a result of the continued dry weather for the last two weeks, namely, one in Essex, Which looks like neglect, and one in Lowell, both of which have been put out with but little loss. SIGNS CONTRACTS Clement Putfc Signature to Federal Aid Road AVorlc Job Montpelier, Aug. 10. Out of tho five offers for contracts to construct federal aid projects In which bids were opened at two o'clock this afternoon four con tracts were awarded this evening. Gov. P. W. Clement having Inspected the con tracts and signed them according to the provisions under which they have to be let. One contract was rejected. This was the St .Albans one, tn which John H. Button, who bid $28,538. was bo much aliove the estimate that It could not- be awarded. The contracts awarded were: Dorset Job. G. L. Gregolre & Co. of Barre, for $132,716.68. (There were four other bid ders.) New Haven to Waltham. M. Floud & Son, Qulncy, Majs., $103,110.05: Barnet Job, the Arborio company of Hartford. Oonn $28,497.20; Mt Tabor Danby job, W. E. Dlx Corp., Springfield. $120,312.20. There- were three other bidders on thjr loo. TO INCREASE STOCK Reynolds Co. of Burlington Rave 8200. 000 Capital Rutland Firm, $500,000 Montpelier. Aug. 5. The W. G. Rey nolds company of Burlington has filed with the secretary of State a certificate that the company Intends to increase its capital stock from $150,000 to $200,000. The Kolstad Taylor company of Brat tleboro has certified that It has a paid up capital stock of $75,000; while the New England Table Manufacturing company of Rutland Intends to amend Its articles of association so that the capital stock will be $500,000. HAY PUT OUT LIGHTS Wtip Got Into Wires and as Res-alt, Barre. and Montpelier- Were Dark Barre, Aug. 5. A wisp of hay on the Llbby farm In West "Berlin threw the lighting system In this city and Montpelier out of wortting order about 1:30 this morning, according to of ficials of the company. It appears one wife had burned off and two insula tors have been broken. A heavy gala of wind blew some hay into the wires, resulting in the short circuit on tho 33,000 volt wire, which caused th trouble. NEW INCORPORATIONS Sherman Electric Co. and RcnicK Montle Firm File Their Papers Montpelier, Aug. . The Sherman, Elec tric company has filed articles of'iaaso elation in the office of the secretary, ofi State. The papers are signed by A.N and M. B. Sherman of W!lllamsvlllv andi A. V. D. Piper of Brattleboro. The Herrick Montle company of Rloh ford has filed papers In the same offici to conduct business in Richford with a, capital stock of $5,000. These are signed' by C. M. Montle. H. S. Herrick and S. H. Borlght of Richford. The Caledonia Mills of St. Johnsbury has certified that it Intends to issue 900 shares of stock. BROWN HAS RECORD Serrlng 80 Day Burglary Term, Prove to Be Amesbury, Jinu., Probationer Montpelier, Aug. 5.-Chief of Police Connolly is Investigating the career of Leonard Brown, convicted of robbery here yesterday and finds that he is on probation for some offense that took place in Amesbury. Mass. He has writ ten the probation officer in that section that Brown, who stole goods from Fred erick P, Dower, Is in Jail here serving a 30 days' sentence and asking advice rel ative to the youth after his term ex pires. This morning when Chief Connolly was looking through some more of Brown's clothing he found a safety razor that belongs to Mr. Dower. WATERBURY BOY DIES AT FORT LEAVENSWORTH Waterbury. Aug. 8. Mrs. Ira Westcott received word this afternoon of the .death of her eon. Myrl Ha6klns, 18, at Fort Leavenworth. Kans.. as the result of a shooting accident, He was a member ot Company G, 27th Artillery. ant enlisted from Duxbury. He served during the war. Besides his mother, Mrs. Wescott, he is survived by a brother, Bernle, who is in the service In Manila; a sister. Mrs. John Clark, of this place; a half-brother,, Hershel Wescott. r