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VOL. VC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXVII.
BURLINGTON. VERMONT. THURSDAV NOVEMBER 11, 1920 NUMBER 20. L WAR AT ARMISTICE STAGE Sixteen Club Owners of the Two Warring Leagues Agree to Meet in Same Room and Talk Things Over Kansas City. Mo., Nov. 1ft. War rlouds to-night wore vanishing fiom the major league baseball horizon with Indication favoring an umlcablo settlement when tho belligerent major leaguer meet In u Joint session In Chicago on Friday to effect a peace pact. Tho National As sociation of Minor Leagues, after listen Ins to both aides voted to help avoid n war by agreeing to appoint a rom- j mlttce to act with the major leagues In devising a plan for hneball re-organlza- I tlon. I The sixteen club owners of the two I warring leagues agreed to meet In thu ,amo mom In Chicago and attempt to adjust their differences without the aid of any outsiders. It was agreed only (he club owners shall attend this meet- Ing and that both President .Johnson of the American Leaguo and President Ileydlcr of the National as well as law- yers, stenographer!! and others who have participated In reeer hesslsons, Shalt remain away. Major league leadors pointed out that If lawyers are excluded so that no "technical questions" could bo raised, thn threatened war could be quickly settled. Tho agreement to make a desperate Inst minute attempt to avert a baseball war camo at a meeting of the directors of tho American League to-day and was one of tho results of conferences between owners of the rival major league fac tions. Tho peace news was announced In dramatic fashion In the middle of an Address. Garry Herrmann, owner of the Cincinnati Nationals, was delivering to tho minor league meeting. Mr. Herrmann, former chairman of tho national commission, was interrupted by a messenger, who handed him a note which he opened and slowly read. Then ho announced that the conference of the club owners had been agreed upon for Friday. Prsldent Johnson of the American Iague In commenting on the JoCnt j meeting, issued the following statement: "Tho American League has been stand ing for the principle that a reorganiza tion of baseball Mioiild bo woiked out primarily by a committee composed of representatives from the National League, tho American League and the National association. It seems now such a com mittee Is to be cieated to consider and work out a plan for reorganization. Thero have been certain polntH of difference be tween the two major leagues which thus far thoy have not been ab e to airree upon. It has now been arranged that an in- formal conference of major league club owners shall take place-thls conference to be limited to club owners and to bo purely Informal. The purpose of the con-1 ference is to see if tho two major leagues may not In some way Iron out thflr points of difference It In nn nttempt to see If thero can bo found tome satlfaetoi-y basis on which they can harmonize those, inferences." While the National League club owners Issued no formal statement most of them t:ike the stand that what already has been dono In tho udvencoinent of baseball re- organization cannot be changed at tho 1 conference Friday his was taken to mean that the se'ectlon of Federal Judge Landls of Chicago ns chairmen of ho new board of control at a salary of ?','.fi,orJ a year nust be accepted by thn American League club owners. VERMONT COAL DEALERS MEET AT RUTLAND Rutland, Nov. 10.-"Thero is a shortage of coal ln Vermont." declared W. A Clark of Boston, secretary of the New England Coal Dealers association, the Vermont members of which met In Rut land th's afternoon. "Maine and Connec ticut are worse off than any other New "England State, hut 1 do not think Ver mont has as much coal In proportion as Massachusetts. The shortage Ih general throughout the country and Is duo to lack of transportation facilities and to de creased production, Mr. Clnrk explained About 30 dealers wre present here to- day from Claremont, N. H White River Junction, Essex Junction, Burlington, Rutland, AVIndsnr, and other places. N. E. Pierce of Burllngtun, vlce-presldont '.f tho association, and J. F. Hlggins of Barrc, director from Wimnnt, were present. APPRAISE PROPERTY OF CENTRAL VERMONT Montpeller. Nov. 10. Representatives of tho Grand Trunk Railway company, who aro traveling In the special car. Ilonaventuro, stayed at Montpeller last night They nn making a tour over the Central Vermont railway looking over tho conditions as a part of tho work being dono previous to thc hearing that takes place In February before Sir Wal ter Castel, Judge of the ex-chequer, Do minion court. Sir Thomas Whlto, former minister of finance, and William H. Taft ex-pret.dent of this country, as a board of arbitration to hear evidence ln regard to tho vnluo of the Grand Trunk rail way, of which the Central Vermont Is a portion; und having to do with the ques tion ot whether tho Canadian govern ment will take over tho railroad. En gineers last summer were hero making nn appraisal of the property. HOMADE CANDY, INC. tJarlliitrton Concern I Incorporated With C'upltnl Slock of r,,0O Montpollor, Nov, in, The Homado Candv. inc.. of Burlington with a capi BASE6AL tal stock of ID, 000 has filed articles of tlon f-eelna to he one of malailmlnisrra nssoclatlon with the secretary of State tlon, rather than one of fundamental for tho purpose of making-candy, buy- conditions, Insofar ns tho limited returns ing or selling real estate and do other business. The South Barre Granite company has filed a statement that It Intends to increase Its capital stock from JB.OOO to $2r.,000, ARGUE $55 CASE IN THE SUPREME COURT Montpeller, Nov. 10. Arguments' 'were , nthMiiu w, , nrnm ronrl this mornlnrr ln the caso of Angelo i.i.u ... - Uottallco vs, Aldo J'flllnl from Washington county by J. "Ward Carver and J, O, Frntlnl, The enso only Involves a sum ot K, velatlvo to tno as to nuitmng contract cuncciiuuuim Aiierwarua it was supplemented ny rur inaking of a suit of clothes In which an and hull removals, the report asserted I ther testimony of graft by A. M. Fisher, appeal waa taken from tno Montpeller lHv court by the uercnaant. SERIOUS CHARGES AGAINST OFFICIALS OF SHIPPING BOARD Report of Congressional Committee Alleges Gross Waste of Government Funds, Improp erly Drawn Contracts and Padding of Pay rolls by Firms Repairing Shipping Board Vessels Corruption of Employes and Offic ials and Graft in Purchasing Supplies Among a Maze of Accusations Washington. Nov. 0. (By tho Associated ' Press) Corruption of employes and of ficials of tho Shipping Board Fmorgoncy I'leot Corporation, graft In purchasing supplies for and In repairing government" owned merchant whips and the use of Political and other Influence In obtaining -'ontracts for ship construction and tho '"'"ballon or completed vessels to oper utlng companies nre among a maze of charges mnde In a report submitted to tho House committee on .Shipping Board operations by A. M. Fisher and J. F. Richardson, former employes of the board. Clmlnnan Benson of the Shipping Board refused to-night to discuss tho report declaring that any attempt he might have to make would be made to the House committee which now Is continuing Its Investigation of tho board's operations. Tho report was made public to-night by tho committee of which Representative Walsh. Republican, Massachusetts, Is chairman. It covers more than lot) print ed pagi-s and deals exhaustively with many phases of Shipping Bonrd opera tions ns observed by tho committee's In vestigators over a period of more than o year. Mr. Fisher, who formerly was connec ted with the federal trade commission, made a survey for the Shipping Board as to record keeping systems In the office of the lumber administration. Mr. Rlch- ardfcon, for ?i years a newspipcr man wa, PInpoyed for several' years In the board's department of Investigation. SOME SUBJECTS FNTOUCHKIl In presenting the report, Mr. Rich nrdson said It wan designed to deal with problems which could be solved wholly by the Shipping Board Itself and "left untouched" fourteen general subjects In connection with the board's operations. Among these were enumer ated organization of the board, tech nical errors In the construction pro gram, Oorman-Amorlcan deals, assump tlon or diplomatic runouons ny ooara officials, enforcement of the now mor- chant marine act and evasions of the selective, service act. Taking up in dntall several general pluses of tho board's activities the re- port charged gross waste of govern- ment funds. Improperly drawn con- tracts which cost the government large sums and failure of the various divisions of the board to co-operate efficiently and the almost complete failure of some of the divisions to function properly. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS LOST ,,,,, nf r,..Fn ,.. cirmn rn. pnlrlng shipping board vessels, owner- eh in nt o ninn.n n Ins nwmtlnc irovern- ment vessels of stock ln companieH helpers and charge for first c'ass work- 30' 15 ll0' furnishing supplies to those craft ' at men, use common labor and charge for Tne thrilling race of tugs down stream prices ranging anywheie from 40 to skilled labor, drag the work to make It wlth ,llelr blazing tows, the sliens r.O per cent above wholesale coittF, last longer, find additional work to do, shrieking .1 warning to other craft to wholesale theft of supplies and equip- and get it speclllrd. etc." ul danger, was witnessed hy mont from ships and the loss of mil- 0OOD MEN SCARED AWAY thousands of commuters on ferry boats linn ,,f (inllirB throuirh lmnronerlv . . j ..... .. Plying betweeen .New Jetfey ami Man lions or UOJiaiP inroumi liupi upri u . r.linrirert tbnt "coort men" were i .... ..... .. secured loans made to contractors Iliauc lu uiiuii.i.ii'in building government vessels also were charged. The Investigators alleged that in some cases thc fleet corporation loaned money to contractors and ac cepted as -security bonds Issued by companies Incorporated by the con tractors "which bonds have since been found to be worthless." The chargo also was made that in many cases shipbuilding plants with materials "which are going concerns are turned back to contractors ah salvage proposi- Hons and the contractors tnus leap I large profits at the expense of the 1 fleet corporation." I HOW FIRMS GRAFTED 1 Atlotlitr lletr:itin In the report waa that many firms holding construction contracts inaugurate Llllbrty bond selling crusades in their plapts and charged to ship construction ten per! cent of thc : money thiia secured as the cost for selling the bonds It waa fur- ther charged that in some cases tho Fleet Corporation authorized con-. UiK Uim m ...,vi . . mi' . ......... printed fundB" sums to purchase Liberty bonds and thr.t subsequently in somo cases these bonds ere sold or hypothecated at a lows and the money thilB realized used "for plant pur pose 'Tli,.v fthe conlr.se.tnrs then nut in a claim against the United States Ship ping Roard Emergency Fleet Corpora tion for losses thUB Incurrod," de clared the report, Going Into the matter of salvage of shipbuilding plants, uncompleted hulls and material and stores, the report al leged that it wna "aBhorted by persons In position to know" that the sale of the "millions of dollars worth of materials" owned by tho fleet corpora tion hnd netted no more than 13 1-2 cents on tho dollar nt a time when the shipping bonrd nt other points was niirnlmslni.- the bamn materials in the open markot at prices In advance of tho original cost prices of the ma terials sold, CHIEFLY MALADMINISTRATION However," said tho report, "tho ques from tho sale of these materials is con cerncd,' Tho report said that "The Hameo coin- pany" was trying to purchase under a blanket contract all supplies and stores of the Fleet Corporation and chnrged iiiut "no i. id .,iv;n.m i.i .,,n . was "also an advisor to tho Shipping unarn s cancellation una liiiiib imu, Tho Shipping Board nnnoiinred laat night sale of surjilUH material on the i nn ... ni..,.- tir.orinYi , w , . .Tlnr.lrt llrntli.,.u Till- til NPW ".. , ; Yo,k' I PROFITS FOR OF.ORGK F. ROGERS mat tne snipping noara entnrea into i iconiriw. wun uoorge r. niw h. it- move hulls which were on the waya in an unfinished state at the time the con tract was signed or to secure from the builders or the owners of the land upon which the h ills nnd ways rested a re lease from further liability. v or some roaeon, s,aid the report, "the United States Shipping Board saw fit to make a contract with Rogers to pay htm V,W per hull fo- each hull thus handled by him. Thn result has been that In many cases the United States Shipping Board haB paid an additional JS.fOO per hull to have Rogers sell the hull or give It away, in many cases tho cost of the hull representing several thou sand dollars. Rogers has found no dlffi culty In selling these hulls at a very fair price, which revenues revert to Rogers, In addition to which he col lected from the United States Shipping Board Rmergcncy Fleet Corioration .-,ftM per hull feo." SOMR PECULIAR CONTRACTS The report said the contract entered Into with the American Lumber Sales com pany "should bo gone into by'this com mittee, because it piesents somo features that nr questionable, to say the least." Tho report then goes on to charge that tho company was to some extent "com posed of persons previously engaged with" the fleet corporation; that It purchased materials from the corporation at a stip ulated price and sold these materials at nn advance sometimes- of more than 100 per cent over the purchnso price and that In many cases it appeared that tho com nany used fleet corporation plants and equipment "to reap enormous profits from tho sale of materials which It had pur chased" from the fleet corporation. The contract with the Southern Scinp Material ctimnnnv, which, It was stated, had been abrogated, also was criticised. It was charged that the contract was mane by an ngent of the board at New- Orleans "without the knowledge of his home office" and that materials in many iuses not declared surplus, were sold to he company at prices far below tho mar ket nuotetlopi at tbe t'me of tho sales. CHARGE PADDED PAYROLL It wns alleged In the report that repair work on Shipping Board vessels was done on a basis of pnv for workmen on the Job at current wages plus BO per cent for overhead nnd profit, plus ten per cent of material cost to cover cost of purchase and profit to the contractor. "Over charges Immediately becamo nnd continue to bo common under this form of agreement," said the report. "It Is to the advantngo of the contractor to pad nnvmiu tiicht u-nri! nut ton m.inv men on the Job, encourage loafing oil the Job. corrunt lnsnectors and timekceners. use ... . , . . , . i. 1 'ihf.Ulfi.1. Incnltf.,1 nr nven fr irhtAll.rt nff thc work wh(,re tney nnt prn -.-n... sus- . , 1. 1 ... . n. ( . niK . LtJJ.l,,U i.j i.uiui'iH'ii ilia fl'l clared It was a comparatively e: tr to "accidentally" drop a wrench into n ship's hold "straight" timekeeper or lnp stnndlng under. nl Roan pen in the hands of 'master, rhlef ei t;''ecrs and stewards,' " In ranny caBes, It wen asrertod. the supplleH are pm liasd from brokers, who added a profit ci' from 2r to 40 per rfcc.t, rIc gratuities ti -Mas ters nnd iitewnrds In tho form ot fro Uunrhes. free aulomoh'.log, free liquor, free entertainments,, etc.," and chargo tnem in wun tno price or supplies, POLITICAL PULLS WORKED ,. ,va. rh a ,ha. throaxU political lflutnco anlps liad bocn ,B,faeito compam.s , wnloll offlc)al3 ol tne SMp. , Board wcrfl or hd n Ma0. lnttrli mi(1 t, t companle!1 wnUn ,, not have "the standing or the financial responsibility to lrrn safe and prop.r management and operation got all ton nare applied for by that means. While many of the government ship are making a ptoftt, the report stld, nllm.a urn nninlln. nt .1 Inan nhH It waa I . ... '. .. .. asserted that there wore many who he lleved that a final accounting of the operations of the ships would show 'a serleus loss on the gro tonnage oper ated," PLANTS NOT SAFEGUAP DETv Reviewing shipbuilding contracts nnd scttlemints, the report charged that "valuable nnd expensive smpbullding plants," erected on lnuds owned or leased by the contractor, In several were not properly safeguarded as to title. Numerous ca.ics were op report Hald, "where doctors, Vecord, the veterinary surgeons, barbers, ury goods clerks and others of similar Inept callings, were placed as Inspectors over work of con struction of both plants nnd ships. ln a foreword to tho report, Mr. Fisher said: "While I desire to give full credit to the United Statos Shipping Board for Its accomplishment of having constructed and launched under abnormal and ad- vorse conditions, such a neet of ships ,. rild , re. th,, .. , k , f .. cqUBllo() by the pr0biem now confronting ,, SnlDDlnc Boa..d of creatine and nourl8nlnK on American merchant marine ' N'ow York. Nov. 0. The renort mart n,.,.i- ,n wnshlnirtnn. rli.-iruiiii. rnmm. ,, nf m,,inve m,ri nfricl.iiu nf ti.u " : . ' : yiiipping lioaru, was BUUmittea In evl- ! . , . .. j .. . , , . nenco nerc nun iu-uy ui a neuriug lie- fore the congressional commit!.-.. Invcs- j Hunting nffalrH of tho Shipping Board. (ContlnaaA ob Vnga Four) reimn ugaii wniui ' , und jj, .,h ,-, of wtftl. ,,, ,i,lr sing of fuel nnd supplies to Shipping cffr,c, on tno nurllln, 0,, ....... A.,m.., rd vessels, declaring that the "ex- njjHRtUe. iVo on(,, howevtfr, 8tionii.:?d SPECTACULAR HUE ON THEHUDSQN Fuel Tank of Freighter El Mun do Blows Up Blazing Vessel Threutens Other Shipping Is Finally Beached New Tork, Nov. 10. (By tho AMto elated Press). After a spoctauulur race agalnnt tlmu down the Hudson River, surrounded by flro boatti and with about her forward deck Morean Line freight niKiit beached on the communluu flats, near Ellin island, out ot the way ' of harbor traffic. ' Thousand! of eneotiitora lined tho ' New York and Jo.! ey shonui and watohod th heroic. flKht of the tiny ' present her school In In ehurru of Mrs. tug to drag the burning freighter uutjl'Cv! Sturtovant. T. J. Whalcn has ro of the river, as uhe was threatening turned from Headvllle, where he has been to sink and blook tho shipping chan-1 visiting his parentH, Mr. and Mrs. P. D. nel. ! Whalcn. .Mrs. K. L. :3herwln and Mrr. Flames which atartod from nn o.xplo-' S. Smith have returned to Bristol slop In her forward fuel oil tankn aftr a few days In town. Mrs. Hurt ahortly after three o'clock continued U.vdnr and young son have returned to to burn briskly sweeping tho frclchtcr Lelcaster aftor a week In town. from bow to stern despite the efforts c - mi .,. ut owiirm ol lire nuiuvrH HJ Hum them in control. The ship, a craft of , 10,000 tons. Is almost a complete wreck with nor eiden torn by blasts and hcrifamiiam nave returned from Morrls- forward superstructure carried away by the fire. All members of the crew of tho Ill fated vessel, which arrived here from Galveston last Monday with a general cargo, havo been accounted for, police officials said to-night. Eight ol the deck hands wcro reported seriously burned. Ho (Towner) Kellogg. The funeral serv one probably fatally Michael Bertulelt, Ices were held at his late home In a water tndor whose clothes were that town Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock, burned from his body. I The Rev. Elbert B. Holmes, rc?tor of S. More than a score of longshoremon Stephen's Episcopal Church o' this vil and members of the crew were unload- lago, officiated. Burial wns in tho Ing tho vessel at the Southern Pacific family lot In the West cemetery in line pier, which the fuel tank containing Mlddlebury. t-uveral thousand gallons of oil blew . George Lalioque of this village who up without warning, hurling men in all last week Tuesday went to tho Fanny uuwtiuiia mm. carrying away a sccuon 'vumi iiujmi.ii ,ui u ufinuiiuu, ,mu ww visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. An of tho deck. Plates on the port side after it seemed to bo doing all right, had lolno Rherlfov r- m! r n"ni-. alBO were torn out and the shlu lmmedl- aieiy negun to ll!t. aprayerl by burning oil many workers on the plor had nur- row scapes from being burned to death Several aNo had tho clothes blown from their bodies by tho force of the blast which shook the water front for blocks. Police reserves and firemen ruahed to tho scene In answer to several alarms removed the Injured but were unable to penetrato the forward part of the ship which was wrapped in smoke and flames, As three other big oil tanks wore threat- ene.d fire officials fearing .-.nothcr ex- plosion, issued ordera clearing tho uier of workers and newspapermen. Fit emeu also were ordered off tho biazlng frelgh- tor which began to list dangerously on the port side. Several tugs were pulling the steamer Into the middle of the rlv-- when an- other, explosion occurred and flames leaped up the forward mat. sweeping tho dock superstructure. She gave an other heavy list and threatened to sink In mid-ehunnel. blocking river tranic. More than a dozen tugs came to the res cue and after a vallunt fight succeeded in dragging thu burning ship two miles down stream, with tho hope of getting . her Into the outlet harbor. A short dlh- 1 tance north of Ellis Island, however, the frelghtor began to sink rapidly and " .kivwuuio 10 urug uer on l"" -mmunipaw mud nuts oir the Jcr "a"11". ) joineu wun n.e inuusiinus ... . .. . . ... ......... . Hiiore in ciir-eriiip iiim i:r.n..r, nn.i f t.. l.fl(. tuns wihlen r.t llnteK irnw iinm,iltAK. ......... 1 lost trom view concealed behind great '"icIoudH of smoke from the burning ship. a 1 the evening dusk During the trip f.reboats sdded alorg. side and KWept th Ei Mundo fo.-ward ship dangt-i- of additional nxplonlon.i Police od'ciala eaid to-nignt that the origin nf thu explosion had not been learned and could offer 1,0 theory ai- to what IgrJted th oil taiita wr.ich were filled with a s.ipplv to take the i-'iip bacH 1 10 Galveaton. The ship wan Ir. cammuriil of Caption II. E ParKer of Jersey City end carried a crew ef 3 men. Thc greater part of her cargo of fruit uni rice hart beun un loaded at the Southern Piclilc docks when the eipioclon occurred. MIDDLEBURY SQUAD IS WORKING HARD Middleoury, Nov. 10. ln preparation for tho game with tho Unlvorslty of Ver mont Saturday, Coaches Moray end Brown havo been drilling the Mlddlebury College t.iuad hard, r.nd expect tint most of the fault, discovered In :t, gwnes wllh Norwich and St. Lawrence w',' Unvn been corrected by them. For tho first time this neason scrim- mage practise and hard .Iki,k1 drill was held this week on a Monday after a game. The second team lined up (.gainst the varsity In an attempt to block punt nd place kicks. The vurslty B prfoct lAB straight plays, anticipating a mud- V' wet field. Then both teams were put at tackling and taking out thu dummy .in, rlinn ii'Mr inn rhrmiitt ., ,...i.. -t ....v. aiiini n, ,.!.... until It I,,.,.,, ,v.. j,..,. . .. i,, ii'u w....v .ww ii.iik to see. Mindlubury exiect to show Vermont the -,-ar.tl of fuotiuui It was playing the -..n .11 00ow,. n,.c uetcaten BostM Unlve!ty und tied rforlnrfi.w I t 4 1... cnonti V. 1. . . C'v!r,-enn,1thatCT:e been ln, , h iLf ! IT, "S...h!!! I ,. .,.,,i i .,,,. . .umiiio,u oil..... ,,, ... I.,.,,, in I'unuuion I to draw from for Saturday's .game Weekly Pnners Combine St. jonnHnury, ',,v iv. Herbert smith, owner nnd publisher of ti. .. Caledonlan-Rcconi, announces to-night the consolidation of the Wrekl r-,. donlnn and the St. Johnsbury Itepuhllcan n iiunuiu Hiiu inv w...,MIr iippuwicnn, I The two publlcatlonB will be Issued hero- I nfter under the title nf the St. Johnsbury rlo Republican with Char'e.i T. Waller tho Iinnubllcans former owner nnd ..,in- editor of the consolidated weckllnu ...... , Hmiui win tmimm" " iiuhiiiuhs manacnr ... ihn .(nil. flint unalr n " uum ..." j uiors anil Arthur F. Stone becomes editor of tho Caledonian-Record Don't put off liiRcrtlug that classified ad. It's tho thing you leave undone that you regroL. becr.uae of tho HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT; 1 Lnu iMu.vu Addison County MIDDLEBURY Peter Bouvlcr died at his homo on the Naw Haven road Friday after noon at nvo o'clock, aged about TO yiirs. Ho Is survived by ono son, Fred Bouvler. whoso wheieabouts Is unknown. When last heard from he was In Rutland and It is thought he Is working In a lumber camp on Pico Mountain. A meeting of Mlddlebury Grange. No 315. will bo held f rioay eve- tilng. It will Problems," Mrs. E, C. Ryder ." Mrs. B. C. Ryder-Mi, Hope who has been leaching n Wcy- , had to .-elum , her home Hillings, bridge, ha ''prc on account of lllneiis and for the Mr. and Mrs. firwln Q, Piper ... c .j. i . i. oaiumu n. ot, .Miuimiiury in viu their daughter, Mrs. Chambers. Mr. and Mrs. William 11. Stokes and Mrs. Helen vllle, where they have spent a few days with Mrs. Farnhnin's son, Ilebert Fnrn Imm. Hanson Sylvester Kellogg died at his home In Shonham Friday aftornoon. 'd" "in 3h ' 'ami horeham, December S. He waB R." years a was born In Sh 1SIH, the son of Daniel Nowton and Sol n sudden change and died at that Instltu- "on nunoay aiiernoon. i ne remains wero brought here In the evening and taken to his home on. Pleasant street. He Is survived by a wife and two daughtors, the Misses Paulino and Monica LaRoque, his pnrents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis La Roque of Forestdale; ono brother, Frank LnRoque of North Creek, N. Y. , and three sisters, Miss Itoso LaRoque of Al- hany, N. Y., Mrs. Frank Anoe and Mrs. ""fian Bernor, both of Forestdale. The remains were taken Monday afternoon to tho home of his parents In Fornstdale an1 tn0 funeral was held Wednesday morning at nine o'clock In St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. Interment r,'ns ln st- Mary's oemeteiy of that place. Mr. LaRoque was tho yon of Lewis ' anQ P'tu'ln" (Fortlor) LaRoquo and was born ln ForesWalc April 21, 1S30. He has tor 13 'vnrH b,,cn 1,1 tn" -niploy of the VormoIt Marble company us an electrician and at the time of his death was the head at tho Huntington Falls plant about four miles from this village. Mr. LaRoque had been 111 for some time, but did not give up his work until about 10 days ago. He was a member of thc Amer ican Order of Fore tern of Proctor. He has a host of friends who will mourn his sudden end, ns he was well known nnd liked by all. Miss Ruth Walker of Proc tor Is in town to visit her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Walker. Mrs. D. D. Burditt, Mrs. J. B, Andrews and Miss Lucy Holden have returned to Plttsford nftpr a few days in town. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Allen hnve returned to Wnter bury. Conn., after six weeks In Middle bury and vicinity Mr. Allen wa great ly chagrined that "n account of lllntss he was not able to gel homo last week In time to vole at the snorl electlom. Miss May Devlncau tins returned from Vrr genns, where she has h'on far a short . visit with Miss Lou MHer P. Fief her an hs relumed ffrom Rutland nfler several days with J. W. Rld-ai'd". R. F. Ws'es, a former res'dent f tli'.s v'llage, b"t now 0? Rutlnnd, was In town Sunday for a c!ur vl.slt. Mr. nd Mrs. JXlrnnt! Gonm havu returned f om a in rlny.' w(d-.r trli spert n different parts ef Vrrnrs'. and New Yck. They made the t.-m by nutmnoblle and report .. iinr-i ,,.4,,... umr-nic lui.rr.M mi Laiiicm S. Kcil"rg. who dld at his ho-ne In Pfcorehant I ft Friday, wos held at thn house nt Heven o'c'ocl; Mcnd.ij fore noon, conducted by the rtev. Klbert B. Holmer. rector of St .'Ifphefs Episcopal Church of Mli'dlebury, The remai.m wee bri'iich In this town fir bfrtsl' tn the West cnilery. Tho deoeJfd ie sur vlvod hy three tlnuqhtoro, Mr". William N. FarnllPm nnd Ml Hattio Kellogg of Cream Hill, Shnreham, and Mlra Addle IC.Vlorg of RrJidnn, Tho hearers wro WPlUm Farnhum, '"rank ToNVner, Rus sell Towner :md Thomas MnMurtry. ! Fred Plerco, ono of the town mall cm rlrs, who "nas boen lil for 10 dys, ha recovered jrtd lias attain rosurnert !:fs duties. The Century department of the Women's nlnb met Tuesday verlng at 7:4S with Mrs. J. R. Cnrtmell at her home nn Pltastnt strest. Subject "John Mulr." leftdcrs, M'-s. J, J, Ross. Mrs. A. J. Cook and Mr. G, K. Haypes.-Monday. mfirKet utiy, eg!! nrougnt so cents, naii-- butter t& nnd creamery 6S. Charlen A. i , Lyman leaves to-day fcr Roslon, when 1 he will attend the Na'lonal Orange meet Ing, whloh Is being held In that city this week, Itverytl.lng is in rendlnesw for the Armistice Day colnbratlon this evening In j tho Mlddlebury town hall, Peapln am exnected to come from long distances 1 .. v. .1. mltl mn... .. ..--. I UIiu ,u, ..1,1, 1. 11 1 nun- ,-., itiiru. u. .,ot.j . ... - greeting. .41nr inn h.ih:hioii...'. 111 iiiw ..... IIHIrab Mnrnrit Pfcek. hnvn rMlim,1 tn n.iftnj i puffing tutcn and feast" and tho following p.ogram will bo - v.,,t , " ''d As-Srdng t- thh&o Uv.cet: the prh, flames licking carried out: contemns or the third m.A , ....... . pouits in tae tftllsinnit ro u. fol f. t.., burning.'1"11 fou'-"i degrees; two recitations by wn ,,.,. un . ' . L"' 'ows' er HI Mundo to-' two children; paper. "Rural School - ,.,,. f,.m r,.,,',-,,,, ,, ' ,,. .' , . the isirUn frotulsr pineih, w i i rooiems, .rs. u.. uyoer. -sionter . . . " ,n ir.vor or '.litt juko-b avo ei- :l.o " Little has. returned fr:m a M to her the hsll, Betsey nut-I ,, w1um HlMh ot p;,t!turne. iGlinuts and cc'fee o T ,j,lkl.r f ilui.llnrtn vi,tet, horel , publl" nxerclties at ties will serve dotiEl: ... . e-senice men nt net tea rooms on .Main r-i,nriBU p itirh itri..i ,l.n.it p-.lty ' Cra"" mnH,:,r ' ,ll3;r!C!- l 0-'10" 1 l" .,..-w.!t. ..v Lodge, No. I, I. O U. I-., or tnat r.ty and to tnko an ofhVlnl part In the other proceedings. Tho annual mus'ralo of the Women's club of Mlddlcbuiy wa held under the auspices of the fortnightly department of the music studies on Storm avenuu last evenlnp. Mr. nnd Mrs. Klwln N. Smith and daughter, IIsh Margaret Smith, hnve returned from .'iie..' ....,,.- Cuttlngsvllle, whero they have been vllt- '"K relatives, B A Smith and Miss Josephine Smith. -Mrs. Herbert Smith lms returned to Fair Haven nfter severul iIuvm hero with her daughter. .Miss Fran- ..... i r . . ces arnmi. nyua ut ueuiware, . cnoml s his winters at the Sol- t'liiu, " ..u tilers' Homo In Bennington, Is In this sec tlon on a visit to nis om army com rades, Walter W. Martin of Mlddlebury, his cousin, George, Whitney of Salisbury and friends In Kast Mlddlebury. Colonel Hyds has Just returned ttr yerraont nfter ui. wi-r H..,.mTr. nrTT, rn j passing the summer at De1tra-e antf in I Lansing nd Battle Creek, Mich. Charles , LolbbrMge, Mr. and Mrs Augustus Ozler and Mra. James Katson iave oetm i summoned here from thflr horr.eu In Ptttaford by the death of Gec-go Lnroquc, son-in-law of Mr. Jtthfcrtj, whjtjai nome was here and whose fur-eml serv ices took place yesies-day forenoon. In Brando!,. Mrs. Joseph Cannn h -c-turned from Danhy, where, in company with relatlvM, she has for ssmo time Lean a guest at the horn of Mr. r.n.t M, H storPi j,, tir.J w n...l- a ..-u. .... thor ew 11". p. T Tf,..,. v ,.. I f0Vd Rf e a few dav, h wUS M " T ford after .few day, h with his son. I Milan V inv ullan E, Klssk. VERGENNES ... Mra. 'Wllllnm Scott, a former teMdent f Ferrlsburg, died cuddenly Thursday k' VERGENNES from heart failure at her home In Bei- nlngton. Beslddr. her husband, f.he leaves an alopted daughter. Miss Sarah Scott, of Bennington, and ono sister, Mm. Amo.d Lal'olnt of New Haven. The fu- ,'. nerai w a neni hiiturciny afternoon at two o elock at the Methodist Episcopal Church of Ferrlsburg. The As Ynu Like It club met Tuesday evening at the home of Mrn. John H. Donne ly.-Attorney Robert W . McCuen has sold tho Kellogg farm owned : . illBS I'-vanc ltcaUon lT cT a 77 "'11?" ." i'f for a summer home and It Is understood that Miss Evans will make extensive Im provements on the place. Andrew Roy, formerly of Vergcnnes, now living In Worcester, Mass., has received a com mission from the national headquarters as a color sergeant In tho Salvation army. Sergt. Roy, who saw service In tho World War, has boon with tho Sal vation Army since tho first of the. year. Miss Laura Shorkoy has returned to Glens Falls, N. Y after a two weeks' m1. vti, v,,. ,(,.i . Oranvllle, N. Y., after a visit to Mr. and Mrs. IT a. Mnrshnii win'iam i.rtn. has moved his household goods to Rut land, where he will reside. John W. Ryan and John F. Bartley have bcn ap pointed commissioners of the estate of the late Dustln M. Barrows and will hold tholr first meeting November 12 from !:0O a. m., until 3:00 p. m. Mrs. Alanson O. Wright has returned from Oxford, Mass., where she went to attend the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ira D. Farnsworth.rr,t .Frltfnr N'mllne of New York representing tho United Y M. C A. 1 E0(I wUI b' accepting some of the r."--schools was the guest of .Major R. W. ' tlflcations to the Istrlan frontier as or g McCuen during last week. Capt. Nod'ne ln!l"- proposed. The announcement that is looking after worthy applicants for I'remler Oiolitti would reach here Thuis tho Y. M. C. A. school among the World dH5' to participate in the confemncf en War Veterans. Tho fortunate appointees cournged hopes of a favorable issue, from this district were Raymond. Nor- 1 ' ' lrarned that after some hesitation, ton and Murrav Kenvon of Voitronnt-s. the Jugo-Hlav delegation has accepted tin tho will be awardod free scholarships from tho Y. M. C. A. Miss Mary Gar land of Burlington Is the new district nurse of tho Vergennes-Waltham Dis trict Nurse assoc'atlon. Miss Garland Is 1 graduate of the Mary Fletcher Hos--ltal and has had much experience In ver profession, having been for a con siderable period employpd by the Metro politan Life Insurance company. She will mnkn her homo at Mrs, Cecil A. Bristol's on East street and may be found nt the rest room of the Blxby Memorial Free Library from 5:00 to 8:30 a, m., and 1:00 to 2:01 p. m. A son was bom recently to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Collin!,. Cyrus W. Smith and John O. Sunderland have bn appointed lOPimlaslcners of the estate of thc Into Ore. S. Cllbbs of Orwell and will hold their first meeting November ' beln? made to Dwight Dwir.e'l. seig-am-22 ? the residence of Cyrus W. Smith I st-arms, nnd it Is expected t'-ai t from two to four o'c'.ock.-nenjnruln tho next few weeks scor- of veMM'.n Cll'tnn of Watrtown. N. Y.. called on dorslnf the several candidates w'l. tt friond- ber-. Mondr.y.-Mr. and Mrs. ' Presented to Mr. Dwlnel!. Probably tr s .;t.i-.!i L. SnlrlMi !,t narwntu nf a ihnrh. ' rate of wages that Is flMrt hv :i . tor vririi- w..i- 1,1.-1, iiniiint- i.ii-kf at the home c' Mrs. SoldeVi nerents. I Mr. nnd Mrs. C A. !.(. -Tho rondt'lon of Mlri Marie Rivers, -ho recently iir.de - - wsnt an iprtlor for ;.pendlcUU at tr, . k.i,.i .. ,-.vi. H. V WhiielB'.-K, asrrlcultu-al lr.tl .'rtor ,P tllB vnninp High Sshel, wenj Mon . to iiav,n, wher- ho made - d,.,., "ivv. .rations" hnfor th.. I M?u's flub. Arthur Daniels of Wlr.ooskl f.pont H-lnday with his usrenti. Cpt nnd Mm. M 51. Dinlels. Tbonia Mack has opnC his cider mil' near hl coa! dock The Lr.dlci' Aid of the Methodltt Epln ""opnl Church of Vei&tnier v'ltl ssi-vi. a ehklten urr .t the ahirrch Wednwduv -rening. Nove.j-.ter 17. tnm o'clo-k. ..... . . An Amitotic n r. r. ,.r.lb .1,. ........ I . .. 'v..'' . b held 111 thc ocra houre th'. eve ning, Morsan'a nrctitcTtr. wilt rumlil. music. Danclna from 9:14 to eclosk. The Post will serve n oyster etipper rtt to ei-servlfte men in Orn.ug h.l at 7.-83 1 o'clock. Oeorte W. atone has roid for! Gorge H. Tour.g of Branded, to Carlton D. Brftnl tto to-callod Ooi lot cou- Inlnlsw Imi v n.Ma I . nil n. , . . ,fc , i;ennn Ice oenpany are located Ue hae i B0 M grolhBr nn,.,. lrh, .. V.,..H eltuatod on the opposite side of the Wnltlmm roart to I.eun Adnm.-MUs Marjsrle Grlnnell left Tuesday for Albany, N. Y to enter thu A bspy Busl- I nene College. Hh. wni acconipauliMl by her' elster. Mm. Mathew Dan!l.-Npoleon ' Rivors visited hie daughter, Miss Mark. Rivers. Simday at the Fanny Allen ho-, Pltnl. where she Is recovering from an ' I nm.rtittn.i ' OI'tnHlOU lor appenttlcltts.-MiT. Peter' Momlav Henrv n Snaul.llntr nmi Pr...i :.Ion',',.: 1 tnry ""J'dlng and rtil i rt..... i. o? 1 ,h. Z IM w"ard -vlno of Addison and will hold thUr n,.t nieeti'ig at tr. m at the rprlclAnrj. iif .InSn nevltu Addison November SI from two 0 ni-ck untl' four. Po'er Muegueen, F. R. 0. S. of Bus- . ton will give a ifctiir nn Mexico under the auspices of the Vergcnnes enterli.lt, mont course nt City Hall this ovcnlng, Thn lecture will be illustrated by ISO col. ored views taken In March d April, while Mr. MncQuee.i was in that coun try. Fletcher Friable hnti moved fr m FcrrlHburg to the houso barl; of tho Wheelor houso, which their son, Bert, recently purchasi'd of Mr, and Mrs. Wil Ham Laduo.-Alderman Levi H. Brown . T. ... n,... , , ami n. , imvu kuiio in a uur ( hunting trip to Meachun's Lake In the AUlronuaciis, Mrs. .ua wsrner, wno has been visiting her sister, Mm Hnrvuy F Bench, bus returned to Fltchburg, Mass. Mrs, Jennie White of Fltchburg, (Don tlonn-l on pair S) ARRIfiTiP flliTi ntfUKitu atiiLtir Istrinn Frontier Dedded in Fa vor of Jugo Slavs and Fimr. to Be Ir.doticttdent Amon? Other Tilings Loudon Hears Lundon, Nor. IP. A deatrh io im London Tjme frum fii.a;a Mai-hrlti ss the AS.'latlu riUft-jilon htu heir, se- ulll oiJ 'XS 1':''df1w1 C0CllBU'lv uaiy; third, IV"" ?'-: F.ume to bo l.-.depe.'.der.t, with lorrl r- u aia undnj In t: ?. , -i.ercu. i-usa'n ms ulilu ut.ill Premier GWllt.l v.-u; 3lgn (n .T0"", " ba:,al: ,taS I tj the till- which tlm Itk..au.juh-"-Ssiair hinod, both punits, says th. Preraiur GWllt.l v.'lj; a.gn ne -ems U,orro, ba:,ai: ,: toj. " wi -nmn?r.c-i w ino tiivitf iron, or cepted tho hno of tho Treaty of .Lonu n. with Certain rt-jtificatlons. These Italian euticesuluus, wi Ho leaving Monio Nov si to Italy lubbtd t,iE agioei.itrit of any of- fnnslve chartrr for Jugu-Slavla. 1'lie te.- rlim-ui ..-,.,...,.1 ...th 1 1 .... a commercial aud probably v. poiltU xl ; agrceirnt. Rome, Nov. li..-Pre'mler Gloilttl xn night left Rome for Santa Margherita. ! where representatives of Italy and Jum- siavla havo been conferring In an effort to AdriatiT'pVobfem. .T1er B'' In l'.nme tn li the negotiations were about to be Inte nipted, but this has been replactd by nt optimistic view, r s it Is argued that t .. premier would not take sucn a lot . Journey unnecessarily, especially wh..e Parliament was sitting. Santa Margherlta, Italy, Nov. 10. Pv the Associated Press) It Is reported that Anton Trumbltch, head of the Jugo-Sl.iv delegates who have been conferring hi with, representatives of the Italian go ernment for a settlement ot the Adriatic proliiem has accepted all the It, liar claims. Certain members of the Jugo slav delegation stated this afternoon t an agreement has virtually been c in cluded Rapallo, Italy, Nov. 10. fBy tho Asso. elated Press) After a long mi'ss-age hail been received from Belgrade, the Serbt.m delegation, througli Torelgn Mlnist"'" Trumbltch notified thc Italian delcgat.wii to-clay that It was d sposed to continue thn negotiations on tho basts set forth by . "''. especially since Italy had shown Istrlan frontier, including Nevnso Mor.ii. tain, as proposed by Italy and also terri. torial contiguity between Itn'y and t n new State of Flume. Points not yet accepted Include ac knowledgment of tho Italianlty of 1 1 Island of Teherso, ItalHn overo gn 3 over Xara, with sufficient h'nterland am' the annexation of several of the Dali tlan Islnnds to Italy, particularly Lusalu, Llssa and Lagosta APPLY FOR POSITIONS Nrrgennt-nt-Arni Dwlnell Itecelln Rrqnots for Appointment Montpeller. Nov. 11. The usual num'ier of applications for positions durtno- tl corning session of th Leglsnturn nr . Kennt-at-nrms and th goveniot -vl!l .tiV much to do about some 0' the a-.riV.a 1 ! accept. ng the pointmcnlf . Amor.t: fe I duties to be hnndled nr .lonrl.-i-per i Janitors, psges, postonico help coa' r-diri 1 atiendaiils. deputy sergeants-1! arm 3 d othr. find Missiyo nov: Springfield, IIiina.. Vt-'.tb ror ilrkidi Brandon, Nov. 10. r'r-.'iV Ko"Vhrr U year" rf ugt or St.--.Old. . vrvn , iuid been missing fr:.n i;s hi-nj '..- it a j time, was tru'd to N'r.- Ver'; c!t 1 I . . . .1.1.. I .. .. -M. 'ra'T' "' " " ' RutVhnf nnmnt'l i.f tno bev mr.-. hel .r th. Sttrrtcv .Tiurn'n'i a r.O v-th F'. Nichols wont kO For," ,- "oabtbble L. dale, "hre they found the bv nt t, n hr.m ot Wllllnm B'.t J. All 'hree of tha t 'ft on the fler Sundry a.'trnor iit th?lr home DROVE INTOYTCATEY) TV nra C Pr-.-jry r-Tntid Oullrr by ,lur mid Flnr-il StW' -A rr-v tr! In .'nly Newpor.. Nev. Ift-WMd C. Prouty M . a Jury trlsl In municlpsl cou-t to-itsy s "nteac dj ..uage mui.k.t m w , c M nn" - !:,v) and c.0"', for ,!"" " 'ing n Automobile whl'e In'ox'oted 1 le'ense wan mso re'-oneo Mr- Pr"'J wa' rr-ted ls.1 July a U talM put In ar. apmnrarc at con .. "1' ww re-arr..!ed A"r- :s: r, th-oa latr At the trial, h w.s .1 'owyer and a so gave i-stin.ony l : .-.. wunes.es were -.mioijucaii ir u ..im ne urovc ins cs.r iu uer... i.u.o w.u v i-i 1 -k ..W.. T ..... I.n.. ...-.It. Inl ,.ln.n.1 Ut Hia Will Uj MUlil li.'.w. ,. ' 5? n nincriv nifilMiTTIi'Il . OllibtJi I'KJMI 1 i Y.t ' TO A COLON rCY Montpetler, Ncv. 10. KmIsp !r.spocfj"-Ui-tft'ctor of the II rr 'e." -J ' n t A " e:- I UI..1 tl M Guard In Vermont hns br. i to colonel, making his Fe.-o'il ; 'its blnre coming to Verrr.nut, He a r'. ns major when he w.rt iistIki cu ; moi.i and soon took oy i'i.'r..i ! promoted him to llculena'U cc'."!!. not.- lib. examinations hae p.-vii .( I to colonel.' on Ex-service mkn ACCKPT (IOVT. Of i !. 1 r St. Johnsbury, Nov, 10.-O-f.r ,m,i drsd oy.rcrvlce men liun vJo't.l tl e Armory the past two da..; seeki-.n lc. "nKi advantage of tho government's vocatlni' il education and the officer In l-Iui ko I... i plnced 65 of them In training, n.o..-;y t section two, ,Tnu nppllcaiils hav cimia from eight counties In Nc-tterri Vos moot ond,Nrm- HutnpOilre.