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VOT. YVTTT NO. 152 BARRE, VERMONT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER II, 1914. TRICE, ONE CENT.
GERMANS HELD OWN AGAINST ODDS AND THEN WITHDREW As Thev Were Confronted by Strong Hostile Columns of Allies East of Paris After Two Days Fighting, Says Official Report From German Head ALLIES DID NOT PURSUE, CONTINUES THE REPORT Germans Claim That Austrians Have Assumed Offensive About Lemberg and Have Annihilated Servian Divis ion Near Metrowitza On the Other Hand, Servians Claim Success. Washington, D. C, Sept. ll.-The German -embassy to-day received a wireless from Berlin saying: "Headquarters, Thursday, in first official report says that in the battle east of Pans the Germans held their own in two days' fighting against superior forces We captured 50 guns and several thousand prisoners but retired on the flank when the advance of strong hostile columns was reported. The enemy failed to pursue. "Vienna reported that the Austrians have assumed the offen sive in the region of Lemberg. This marks the second stage of the nine-day battle in which 450,000 infantry, 4,000 cavalry, 1,500 machine guns and 2,000 field guns were engaged on the Russian "Sunday night the Austrians annihilated an entire Servian divi sion near Mitrowitza. "Military attaches of neutral powers with German troops offi cially state that the enemies of Germany are using dum-dum bul lets." MUELHAUSEN REPORTED RETAKEN BY FRENCH London, Sept. 11, 10:30 a. m. Dispatches from Basel, Switzer land state that the French have recaptured Muelhausen, says a Rome dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company. ) AFTER BLOODY BATTLE SERVIANS OCCUPY SEMLIN Nish, Servia, via London, Sept. 11, 8:14 a. m. The Servians have occupied Semlin, across the river from Belgrade, this morn- ing after a bloody battle. GERMAN FLEET ON MOVE. ; Vessels Begin Activity on Monday, Says Stockholm Report. London, Sept. 11, 2:0 a. m. "The Ger i man Baltic fleet is beginning to move, j says the Stockholm correspondent of the ! Daily Telegraph. "Last Monday Ger ! man squadron of 29 vessels was seen j between Gotska Sandeon and Koppar i stenarne, the former a small island j north of Gothland and the latter a port on the northeastern coast of the Island ' of Gothland. "Tuesday a squadron of 21 large Ger ' man warships was seen from Hulvud ! skaer, steaming eastward, and Monday ' a squadron consisting of four battleships, and three cruisers was sighted southeast ' of Stoc kholm steaming northeast. "Small flotillas have been seen from rKvarkan and nine big battleships were i sighted Monday from Strora Bjoern, steaming toward Finland. "Consequent on the movement of the German Baltic fleet traflic between I Stockholm and Paumo, Finland with Finnish steamers will cease. This, how ever will cause little decrease in traflic, a Swedish boats will be substituted. An old Finnish passenger steamer, the Vleaborg. which has usually been em ployed between Stockholm, Helsingrs and Fetrograd, has been captured by 'the Germans and taken to Danzig." FRENCH PRESS PLEASED OVER THE PROGRESS . Think That Tired German Force Must Be More or Less Demoralised by Thii Time. Paris, Sept 11. o:45 a. m. The tone . of comment of the morning papers on ' ' the result of the four days' fighting in I the great battle of Champagne is one of t lively satisfaction. The successes, it is ' admitted, do not mean that the battle is ' won but a gain of 40 miles on the Ger i man left increased the jeopardy of the . enemy'a line of communications and ' must rauae derooralitstion of their tired ! force. CARDINALS COMING HOME. Gibbon and 0Coanen Left Rome for New York T-day. Rem. Tie. rns, Sept. 11. 5:.W a. m The steamer Canopie with " Ameri cana o board. Including Cardinal Gib bon and CVOonnell. mi led from Xph- for w lork to-day. THE . ,. -- i i FRENCH TELL OF VICTORIES. Oflicial Communication Say Germans Are Retreating. Paris, Sept. 11. The following com munication was issued last night: "On the left wing the British and French troops have crossed the Marine between La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre, Charly and Chateau Thierry, pursuing the ene my who is in retreat. During the course of this advance the British forces took a number of prisoners and captured Mi trailleuses. "During the four days' battle the al lied armies have in that section of the theatre of operations gained more than 60 kilometers, or about 37 miles. "Between Chateau Thierry and Vitry-Le-Franeois the Prussian guard ha been thrown back." "The action continues with great severity in the region between Camp De Muilly and Vitry-Le-Franeois. "In" the center and on the right wing there is no change in the situation. "In the Ornain and in the Argonne district the two opposing forces are maintaining their positions. In the re gion of Nancy the enemy has made slight progress on the Chateau Salins road. "On the other hand we have gained ground in the forest of Chsmpenoux. "The losses have been considerable on both sides, but the morals and health of our troops remain excellent. "There is no confirmation of the news published in the German newspapers of the fall of Maubeuge." KNIGHTS OF HONOR. Annual Meeting for Vermont and New Hampshire at Putney. Brattleboro. Sept. 11 The Grand Lodge, Knights of Honor, of Vermont and New Hampshire, held its thirty eighth annual meeting in Putney yester day afternoon. Among the guests of honor were Supreme Dictator Kdwin C. Wood, of New York City, and Supreme Vice Dictator Steve R. Johnson, of At lanta. Ga, Officers elected were: Past grand dic tator. E. P. Cbeever, of Nashua, N. H.; grand dictator, E. E. Patterson, of Put ney; grand vies dictator, George BL Cole man, of Jacksonville; grand reporter and treasurer. Ernest Jackson, of Goflstown, N. H.; grand chaplain. Lillian M. Cole man, of Jacksonville; grand guide, J. O. vtone. of Brattleboro; grand gnardmn, A. II. Beard, of MaocWter. X. H : trpresentattve to nipreme lodge, 3. B. tanborn, of Lekeep.'rt, N. IL BARUE DAILY TIMES POPE PLEADS FOR PEACE. Appeals to Ruler of Nation to Change Their Frame of Mind. Rome, Sept. 10, 7:35 p. ra., via Taris, Sept. 11, 2 a. m.i The Osservatore Ro mano, the official organ of the Vatican, last evening published a pastoral letter from Pope Benedict XV, in the form of an encyclical to the episcopacy of the world. It contains the program for the pontificate of Pope Benedict which, sum marized, calls for renewed efforts to spread religion throughout the world and urges peace, and brotherhood among peo ples and nations in fear of God. The encyclical, which is addressed to the uni versal Catholic world, deals chiefly with the European war. "Looking out upon the flock entrusted to our cares," Tope Benedict says, "the immense spectacle of a general war ha struck us with unutterable horror ond sadness. "When we see such a considerable por tion of Europe devastated by fire mid sword and drenched with the blood of Christians, it is encumbent upon us to embrace all without distinction, lambs and sheep, in the arms of paternal char ity." The pope implores intercession , for peace to the Virgin, whose nativity has just been celebrated and then continues: "We exhort most earnestly those who govern the destiny of the nations that they should bring 'themselves to a frame of mind whereby they may put aside all dissefisions contrary to the welfaru of humanity. "Let them realize that there already is too much suffering and sorrow at tached to this mortal life and that it should not be rendered more wretched or more sorrowful; let them realize how much ruin and disaster already has been wrought and how much human blood already has been' shed." Addressing the heads of the nations, the pope says: "Hasten, "therefore, to enter into a council of peace. Grasp the right hand of friendship and receive a special te ward from God for yourselves and your nations and earn the greatest praise from the brotherhood of man." The encyclical ends by the pope ex pressing the hope that the beginning of his pontificate will see the end of wars. HAD TRYING EXPERIENCE. H. M. Dean Wag - Conducting Party Through Europe. Bakersfleld, Sept. II. Since the ar rival of the tseamship Columbia in New York harbor, news has been received from H. M. Dean, formerly of this place, who was conducting a touring party consisting of 30 women and eight men, through Europe. Mr. Dean tells of the strenuous time he had in getting his party out of the Empire into London. The party was suddenly informed while en route from Germany to Lucerne that the train was the last to be run out for civilians. Later they were ordered to get off the train and they traveled on foot to the station. There they were able to board a cattle car, sitting on their suit' cases as all the other cars were packed with people. Three suit canes were missed at this point and one of the party, who went back after them was not seen for 16 days. He was not a-Iowe3 to pass the frontier. He re turned by way of Italy. - When the party arrived at Cologne, they found the station so crowded with soldiers that the women were nearly swept off their feet onto the track. The city was a regular dedlam as it was here the soldiers mobilized first to proceed into Belgium. From here, the party made It way to the German-Holland frontier in the baggage car. All German papers, pictures or letters written in German were taken from them. They had no troublt getting passage on the Columbia engaged ahead of time and were eight days coming to New Y'ork. Mr. Dean was ill from thia strenuous experience when he reached hie home in Providence, R. I., but recovered In time to take charge of his work as principal of the East Providence high school. ALL AUTOS SAVED. And Garage at Bennington Was Not Badly Damaged. Bennington, Sept. 11. Fire broke out in the upper story of the Putnam house garages conducted by Perry B. Gardner, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The origin was presumably a vulcanirer op erated by gasoline and the room was soon in flames. The location being cen tral, the fire department was quickly on the scene and succeeded in saving the building. The building was a wooden structure and would have been destroyed in a short time had not the Are been quickly drowned by several streams of water. All the cars in the garage were taken out without damage. Mr. Gardner esti mate his loss at about I2O0 covered by insurance. FOUR NATIONS WILL SIGN TREATIES By Which United State Will Not Be Suddenly Dragged lata War Three Other Art Nearly Ready. Washington. D. C Sept. in. In the midst of a European war, tireat Brit ain, Franco, Spain and China have agreed to eign peace commission treaties with the t'nited State. (Hie effect of the new contentions would be to prevent the I'nifed States being drawn suddenly into conflict, (rfrmirij, Russia and Japan j have signified tbeir arrejitance of the principle of these treaties, although ie 'gottHWi have not advanced to the I joint vf drafting tin conventions, - BACK FROM WAR CENTER. Mr, Helen K. Edward of Burlington Relates Experiences. Mrs. Helen K. Edwards of Burlington arrived home Thursday from a two months' trip abroad, during which she visited London and Paris. Mr. Edward wit in the latter city when war was declared and relate some interesting in cident of scenes and conditions subse quent to the memorable Saturday, Aug. 1. She left New York on the Olympic July 11 and after a pleasant stay in lxmdon during which she purchased fash Ion dress models, she went over to Paris on the same business, reaching that city two weeks before war was declared. Mrs. Edwards succeeded in making her purchases during the period before the war, but how to get them out of the country was a puzzle. She finally solved the difficulty by buying two straw hamp ers, lining them with oil cloth and pack ing the models in these, carrying them from place to place herself, the goods from London having been sent over by express earlier. Mrs. Edwards and a friend from Kan sas City, Miss Curry, secured quarter at Hotel Lotti, which was converted into a Red Cross hospital upon the opening of the war, all the guests leaving, with the exception of Mrs. Edwards and Miss Curry, who, had they desired, could read ily have been accommodated by friend in Faris. There was a grand exodus of Amer icans immediately after war wa de clared, check were not good for a week and the train service was entirely given over to the transportation of troops. The two ladies were kindly treated and Mrs. Edwards in speaking of this dwelt upon the hospitable attitude of the French people to Americans in France. They left Paris Aug. 17 and had an excitng experience in reaching Bolognc. French ports were all closed and believing that the Olympic would not Bail, they engaged steerage passage on the St. Paul. They passed through Amiens, which town is now occupied by the Germans and reached Bologne in 10 hours, a three-hour journey in normal times. Twenty-five thousand Americans were in Paris' and nearly all in a panic to get away. Mrs. Edwards had a hard time securing passports. She waited six and a half hours hanging to a stair rail in the American consul's office, amid a struggling mass of excited human be ings before she secured the necessary papers, and it took three day of the most strenuous efforts before permits to leave the country could be obtained of the prefect of police. Mrs. Edwards sat on a box in the street from 9 a. m. until 5:30 p. m.. waiting for a chance to get into the building and then had to go home and come the succeeding day. She was sustained by coffee and grapes, provided by a street boy. In Bologne Mrs. Edwards saw English artillery pass her windows for aix hours, the men all happy and cheerful. Tn striking contrast were the French, who were quiet, sober and serious-minded. They didn't want to go to war, but they went with courage and determination to win. says Mr. Edwards -,.-.-"..' The "police in Paris found a wireless machine in service in thestoria, a Par is hotel managed by a German, who was promptly taken out and shot rpon its being discovered. Both American ladies were aroused one night by the police, who were search ing every hotel in the city tor possioie wireless apparatus. Arriving in London the ladie found that their steamer Olympic was to sail after all and thev exchanged their tick ets for that boat. The trip across waa made in six days. The nameof the steamer had been obliterated, lights put out and port boles painted black. There were 800 first-class passengers aooarn. Vernon Castle and his wife were on board. INDICTED FOR MURDER. Mrs. Florence Carman to Be Tried on Heavier Charge. Mineoln. X. Y., Sept. 11. Mrs. Flor ence Carman, wife of Dr. Edwin Carman, wealthy Freport physician, will be tried for murder in the first degree. Accused of killinir Mrs. Louise Bailey, who was one of her husband s patients, Mrs. Car man was indicted by the Nassau county grand jury yesterday. The charge of first degree murder supersedes the one of manslaughter brought by the same jury a few week after Mrs. Hailey was snot to ueain in the physician's office on June 30. The new indictment was based on the testi mony of new witnesses. Mrs. Carman has been out on $15,000 bail. Yesterday, however, Supreme Court Justice Kclhy said he would not set a precedent by -admitting a person charged with first degree murder to bail and Mrs. Carman was remanded to jail. The date of the trial has not been set. The indictment yesterday created a sensation almost as profound as the murder itself. Early in the evening of June 30 w hile Dr. Carman was attending Mrs. Bailey in his oflice on the ground floor of the Carman residence an armed hand, declared by the prosecutor to be a woman's, was throust through the win dow. The crash of glass as the revolver broke the pane was followed almost at once bv a shot. Persons entering the room found Mrs. Bailev dead, a bullet in her heart. Dr." Carman told the story of the shooting. Mrs. Carman was up stairs, she stated, at the time of the time of the shooting. Witnesses at the coroner's inquest told of having seen a woman on the lawn near the phvsieian s ollice just prior to the shot. Testimonv at the coroner's inquest in lulv brought out that Mrs. Carman had installed a telephonic device between her own room and the physician's oflice no that ihe might overhear the conversa tions between her husband and his pa tients. ONE MAN WAS KILLED. And Three Were Injured in "War" in Maine Woods. MillinocVet. Me.. Sept. 11. More than .Vi lumbermen battled in the woods at Grand Brook. 14 mile from here, last night following an argument over the European war. fne man was killed and three injured, according to reports reaeh- inr here. Two shifts, who enl to the scene with deputies, are repotted to he on tHeir av ltn prisoners. I ne lumner- ny'n are prt of a crew of the Crrat Xortbcra Piper company. BELGIANS COME WITH PROTEST King Albert's Commission Reaches New York En . Route to Washington TEXT OF PROTEST IS KEPT SECRET Complains of Violation of Belgian Neutrality and Al leged German Atrocities New York, Sept. 11. The king of Bel gium' commission of protest against German violation of Belgian neutrality and alleged German atrocities in Bel gium arrived to-day, en route to Wash ington, where they will lay their case before President Wilson. It is expected that they will reach Washington late this afternoon. The steamer Celtic, mil which the commissioners made the trip, docked this morning. Until President Wilson ha received the protest no part of the text will be made public, according to the announce ment of the commissioners. An auto graph letter from King Albert of Bel gium to President Wilson is in the cus tody of the commissioners to be. present ed by them to the president. BOOK SWINDLERS MUST SERVE TIME Full Bench Overrules Exceptions in the Famous "De Luxe Frauds" in Boston. ' Boston, Sept. 11. The full bench of the supreme court yesterday overruled exceptions of Glen H. Farmer of Xew York, who with two other defendants was found guilty last March of con spiracy to defraud Mrs. Mary A. Rogers of this city out of $87,075 in what wsa known as the "de luxe book frauds." Farmer's sentence of from three to five years was stayed pending action of the supreme court and he has been at liberty on bail. GET MORE BUTTER FOR MONEY. Because Our Scale Weigh Out More, Under New Vermont Law. Burlington, Sept. llr-The Vermont Association of Sealers of Weights and Measures held an interesting meeting yesterday at hotel Vermont, several dis timTiiiatiel vnests heinc nresent. The association was welcomed by Max L. Powell, president of the Burlington frliunf' RHociation. - who extended the association's support to the sealers' organization. Th. nrinninnl tnipnt win the distin guished scientist. Dr. S. W. Stratton, head of the national bureau oi stana ards. He explained in a lucid and in teresting manner the origin, growth and work of his bureau and asked for the co-operation of this and all other states. Thure Hanson, commissioner of weights and measures of Massachusetts, gave an account of the work done by the ds- partment in his state. State Forester Austin r. nawes cauea .ninn to the fact that the farmers of Vermont had at times been cheated out of nearly 50 per cent of the real .,...,.r.mmf of the loirs ther had for sale by use of the Doyle and Scribner rules. The cnampiain ruie comormeu nearest to the correct measurement of logs, he said. Professor A. C. Daniels 01 ttie i niver sity of Vermont, originator of the Cham ni.':n r,,u ,liiunt rated his rule and compared it with the rules now in use. showing the inconsistencies and inac curacies of the latter. Other speakers were J. Atwood and M. Soules, state inspectors. F. H. Hedwall. supervisor of scales for the Boston A Maine railroad, D. C. Palmer and D. J. Monihan of Boston and John Theobald of New York, representing scale manufacturers. It was shown during the meeting from daily statistics of butter conditions in Vermont that the average so-called pound of butter in this state in 1910 weighed but 141, ounces and that for k !.. sir months it hd averaged 15 and 15-16 ounces, demonstrating that on . i i. ,. the 8,700.1X1 pounas consuniea yeanjr iu ),;. .tat th weights and measures de partment had made a saving yearly of over 175,lsK pounus to me consumer. A Msnliit ion Wllfl adonted recommend ing to Congress the passage of the Asta- brook bill, giving tne nureau oi biub :.. turlxliction to nass upon all tvpes of. scales of weights and measures. BOUND FOR CORNISH. President Wilson Will Leave Washing ton Late This Afternoon. Washington, D. C. Sept, 11. President n-:i.nn leave Waxhineton at 6:35 this afternoon for Cornish, N. H.. to spend the weeK-ena, taaing wnn mm w: 1 ...... sn Msrv Smith, cousins. .tllS-W T . ' - of New Orleans. Miss Margaret Wilson , , . v fx K.rm the president's una .tit- ' i--- -- .laughters, are now at tornish. The president plans to return early Tuee-lay morning. GREAT BRITAIN PLANS TO TROUNCE KAISER Will Not Make Peace Uatil Germans Have Been Beaten Decisively Is Message Conveyed ta Wash ingtoa. Washington. P. C Sept. 10-Grest Rntaia i determined not to make peace until she ha decisively defeated net many. This aentiment waa conveyed to Cie president in despatches from Aai t9doT Tsje at London. SEES TROUBLE FOR AUSTRIA. Bane Man Believes That War May Cut That Nation in Two. Principal Charles Tampcrl, who was in hi native Austria on a leave of ab sence when Europo went to Ammgeddon, arrived in the city yesterday from New York, where he landed Wednesday from the Cunard liner Saxonia. Mr. Pamperl returns to Barre in time to take up his duties at the Barre evening drawing school, which reopen at the Mathewson school next Tuesday evening. Probab'y no one from Barre who was in the war none this summer has a more interest ing bundle of experiences to unpack than Mr. Pamperl. After obtaining leave of absence from the school commission last March, he went to Germany and Bpent several weeks in German university towns. His purpose was to study European teach ing methods and-his investigation had just concluded. when the war clouds be gan to gather. Late in July Mr. Pam perl was in Munich. Even then a Euro pean conflict seemed more than prob lematical, but it was not until he had reached a mountain town in Austria, near the Bavarian border, that the blond letting actually began. After visiting his sister at that point, he hastened to Gratz, his native town, where it became evident that his next move should be toward America. His stay in GraU wn curtailed by the exigencies of war and presently he found himself marooned fn Prague, the capital of Bohemia. Ills fare back to America had been paid in New Y'ork in advance, but at Praguj he learned that the German government had drafted the North German liner, George Washington, for naval purjioses. and he was compelled to cast about for other accommodations. He was finally successful in obtaining a third-class pas sago on the Saxonia, sailing from Liver pool. The trip to England he made by way of Dresden, through The Nether lands to the North sea. One result of the war, according to Mr. Pamperl's prediction, is the ultiitmts dissolution of Austria-Hungary. While the people of the dual empire appar ently act as a unit to-day, he thinks there is an undercurrent of feeling that the empire must finally be dissevered. The greatest measure of patriotism wts aroused when -Austria moved agninsl Servia; in part, he believes, it siibMiicd when hostilities began against Kussia. Trains carrying Austrian soldiers to the Servian frontier w-ere smeared with lu dicrous caricatures of the Servian peo ple; the men were in highspirits nnd Austria could see nothing but victory. When Austria turned about to face the Great Bear of the North, all seemed dif ferent, soldier refused to enthuse and the thirst for combat seemed not so keen. " While he is not much given to proph ecy. Mr. Pamperl look for little Servia to spring on Austria one of the surprises of the war, and a for the conflict in Its general aspects, he sees victory eventual ly resting with the allied arms. DEATH WITHOUT WARNING. 0. L. Bligh Expired Shortly After Re turning Home from Work. Owen L. Bligh passed away suddenly at his home. 201, South Main street, yesterday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock. Death came at a time when Mr. Bligh apparently was in the best of health. He had worked as usual during the day and had not complained of feeling poor ly. The end came as he was seated in the kitchen talking with his wife. A doctor was summoned, but Mr. BligU wa dead before he arrived. The phy sician gave his opinion that he must have expired instantly. The deceased leaves hia wife, a daughter, Mrs. Floyd G. Russell, of this city, and a brother, William Bligh, of Truro. N. S. He was born in Kentville, X. S., Jan. 7, 1850, and would therefore have been 05 years old had he lived until his next birthday. When he was 12 years of age he went to Boston and for eight years he was employed in Boston and Lowell. Afterwards he went to California and around 40 years ago he returned east and lived for a time in New York state. Lster he moved to Vinal Haven, Me., whence he came to Barre in 1S08. Mr. Bligh was married in Bluehill, Me., Oct. 7. 1879, to Miss Elizabeth McDonald. He was a tool sharpener by trade and for some time he had been associated with the firm of Sassi A Co. on Gran ite street. Mr. Bligh was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Odd Fellows in Vinal Haven. . The funeral is to be held at the house Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. B. Reardon officiating. Interment will be made at Hope cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted. FRONT AUTO PLATE GONE. Harry Daniels Admitted It, as Did Ches ter A. Premo for Non-Lighting. Harry Daniels, an East Montpelier farmer, paid a $3 fine and costs of 13.14 in city court to-day for operating his automobile in this city lost Saturday night without a number plate on the front of the car. The complaint was made by Grand Juror William Wixhart. When arraigned before Magistrate H. W. Scott he entered a plea of guilty. Another offender against the automo bile statutes paid a 3 fine with costs of J.V14. Chester A. Premo was seen on the streets last Monday night without anv front lights burning on his car. Re cording to the officers it was long past slmsnsc hour when auto beacons should be burning. Premo was taken on the grand jurors complaint, lie en tered a pica of guilty when an officer brought him before the magistrate. TALK OF THE TOWN Mrs. Frank Story, who has been visit ing with friend in Barre for the pat week, returned to-day to her home at Franklin. Mr. and Mr. W. H. Messer. Miss An nie Meer and XIaster IJirl Messer of Oramre street have returned from a visit of several days wun reiauve in ivan dolpb. Ray Coppins of the Montpelier m.l i taking a few weeks' vacation from his dutie with the Barre A Montpelier Traction A Power Co. He left this week, accompanied by bis mother, for Platts burg. X. V and other point in north em New York for an extendi visit, Xext Sunday will be general com mun ton for the Junior Holy Nme society of M. Monn-a church. The rej-utar meet ing will be held Sunday afternoon at t t :!o k. MALADY TAKES YOUNG WOMAN Infantile ,iysis Proved Fat?v Mrs. Shirley V- .xey of Richford CASE HAS DEVELOPED AT WAITS RIVER, TOO' Young Boy Is Thought to Have Contracted Disease in Burlington Richford, Sept. 11. The body of Mrs. Shirley (Clifford) Whitney, who died on Wednesday of infantile paralysis, was taken to-day to St. Johnsbury for inter ment, her parents residing in that place, She was the wife of Josel Whitney, jr., and was 23 years of age. Besides her husband and parents, she leaves a son eight months old. Disease Appears at Waits River. Waits River, Sept. 11. Gerald, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. William Cun ningham, has been stricken with infan tile paralysis. It is thought he was ex-" posed to the disease in Burlington while on a trip there two weeks ago. One arm and one leg are paralyzed and the other hand is reported to be numb. Drs. Dow and Darling, who were called in the case, pronounced it to be infantile paralysis. Three eases of infantile paralysis are reported in a family residing between Chelsea and Washington, the patient being children. The manner in which the disease was contracted is not known. The first child to come down rith the disease was playing iu the road and sud denly fell over. CHIMNEY WAS AT FAULT. Failed to Carry Off the Smoke from the Congregational Church Furnace. Smoke damage that hasn't been reck oned yet was done this, forenoon when a chimney flue in the Congregational church refused to perform its function as a conductor. The janitor of the church went to the basement early In the fore noon and lighted a fire in the furnace. Apparently he left soon afterward, for a passerby who chanced that way aroundT 10:30 o'clock eaw -smoke billowing -on of the windows and found no one around the building who could explain the cause, The man dashed through the alley to fire headquarters and Third Engineer R. D. Carpenter and a detail of regulars were soon swinging around the corner in. the auto truck. For a few moments the smoke was bo dense that an entranco through the basement was out of thn question. The firemen did the next best thing in opening every window, upstairs and down. After a time the smoke grew thinner and the firemen were able to pass through the basement. Fire, and there was precious little of it when com pared with the smoke, was confined en tirely to the furnace. Much of the fur niture downstairs and in the auditorium above, as well as the frescoing, will probably be affected by the smoke, al though church members who looked the building over weren't prepared to esti mate the damage in dollars. WOMAN IN AUTO'S PATH. Mrs. Benjamin Fowler of West Rutland Painfully Injured. Rutland. Sept., 11. Mrs. Benjamin. Fowler of West Rutland was painfully but not seriously injured about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon on Merchants rowx by being' struck and knocked down by a, runabout automobile owned by Orlando Hammond of Granville, X. Y., and driven bv Alfred Jones. "Mrs. Fowler was holding her six-year-old son by the hand and was crossing the street in a diagonal direction from; the railroad depot. She was apparently looking tip Merchant row toward th Clement bank and stepped directly in front of the automobile, which was being driven north at a moderate rate of speed, directly in front of the Herali building. As the machine struck her she shrieked and fell toward Center street, pullinjf the boy witn ner. ine macnine ws stopped within three or four feet but not, til it hurl nushed her a short distance. torn off her shoes and inflicted severe bruises on her neck and ankles. When the car stopped it had run across bee fn.it ami rested on her ankle. It had tl be moved before she could be picked up. The boy was apparently unnun, dub both were badly frightened. After m little bothwere able to return home. After being escorted to the police sta tion uhere thev irave their name and addresses, Messrs Hammond and Jones were allowed to proceed. Mr. Hammond is quite atvaml in year nui ini men itelv pot out of the car to rive such aftitnce to Mrs. Fowler as was pos sible. BOTH AUTOS DAMAGED. While Occupants Were Returning t Montpelier from Northfield. While nroceeilinc from the NorthficTj fsir to Montnelier late vectcrdav t0 automobile collided between West Ber lin and Montnelier and although no one was injured both vehicle were consid erably damaged. I he auto are ownci bv A. Bcmardini and Warren Walker both of the capital city, and the 1r mer' receied a smashed radiator an-l rLn fmHer. while the latter ha J dented fenders and damaged tire. car turned out for the other to pa, but thev idewiped before the pm4 wa completed. Mis Lory I. Cook left yesterday noof for Brattleboro. where she ill act supervisor at the AuUn institute.