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VOL. XXIV.-NO. 134.
JVilliam A, Sears, John
Forbes Perkins and Ed
ward A. Thurston Will
- Endeavor to Gather Up
the Assets, the Extent of
Which Is Very Uncertain
at Present. '
$4,000,000 IS LEFT
The Liabilities of Notehold
ers Are Likely to Be
$7,000,O00 According: to
the Estimate of Edwin L.
Pride, the Accountant
Who Has Been Making
the Audit.
Boston, Aug. 20. The broken for
tunes of Charles Ponzi and the inter
est of thousands of investors in his
, quick-riches scheme were placed in re
ceivership by Judge Morton of the fed
eral district court to day
The court appointed three receivers
IVilliam R. Sear' of Colmsseti ,)oh
Forbes Perkins of Milton, and Edward
' A. Thurston of Fall River. It was or
dcred that they qualify in !iids of
$.(1,J00 eaeh.
The amount of assets to be handled
is uncertain, Ponzi's statement tlm
they would aggregate $4,000,000 being
the only estimate available.
The receivers, will be called upon to
adjust claims which already aggregat
more than that sum on the basis o.
record of noteholders tabulated by the
state's attorney general, and the tola
is likely to run to $7,000,000. according
to the estimate of Edwin L. Pride, the
accountant, who has been making an
audit of Ponzi's liabilities for the fed
eral authorities! These figures includ
ed the SO per cent'"promised by Ponri
to his investors, and incorporated in
the notes which he issued for payment
in 00 days.
With the probability that settlement
f claims will be on the basis of actual
investments, the figures will be pared
down by approximately one-third. The
receivers also will be called upon to
decide whether they will proceed
against those persons to whom Ponzi
paid the 50 per cent profit before he
etopped doing business.
He asserted yesterday that he had
paid out $7,500,000. Some of these
payments were refunds of actual in
vestments only, hundreds of persons
having hastened to abandon their prom
ised profits in the run on withdrawals,
which marked several of the later
stages of the operations of Ponzi's Se
curities Exchange Co. Accordingly, the
mount of money paid out by Ponzi in
interest, and subject to action by the
receivers should it be held that undue
preference was given the persons who
received it, would be approximately
Of the receivers named by Judge
Morton, Sears and Thurston are lawy
ers, and Terkins a business man. Sears
appeared at the hearing on the peti
tion for receivers as the representa
tive of the Legal Aid society of this
city, and in behalf of. some of the
creditors. Thurston is a former chair
man of the Republican state commit
tee. Ferkins is a former secretary and
treasurer of the Calumet and Hecla
Mining Co.
.Receiver for Old Colony Foreign Ex
change. The Old Colony Foreign . exchange
company, a rival of Tonu in offering
high rates of interest for investments,
also was placed in receivership by
Judge Morton, John E. Hatiningan cf
this city, a lawyer, being named as re
-A bejicf that 'creditors of the com
pany receive PO per cent of their in
vestment wa expressed in the fed
era! court by Robert Gallagher, conn
srl for the company. This figure is
considerably higher than the estimate
of Attorney (tencral Allen of Massa
chusetts, who said yesterday that the
visible assets thns far amounted to
something like 150.000 and thai the
total of the company's bu-in'sa in
rotes was probably 2.Vl.nin.
Mr. Gallaglwr told the court that
aside from tbe asset in the posses
sion of Attorney General -Allen and
the police there was a depoit of l.iwi
in a Boston bank in the name of the
wife of the president of the rompisy,
(baric Bright well, a oVpoit in a .Yew
York bank of $1. ".(. and the ofh.-
Judge Morton said that the receiver
ship Would cover the three petition
fjled iB the rase, one c t the mm.
panv and one h a;.n-t Pr'rr.ti
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Dix of Spring
field were visitors in the city' yestei-
day afternoon. Mr. Dix was recently
awarded a contract to construct a piece
of highway in Dorset.
Miss Mariam Jenkins and Miss Jean
Saunders of Boston mXve commenced
their work installing the card index
system in the city,, clerk's office, for
which the city council, some months
since, -set aside $1,000. The records in
that office are hard to trace in some in
stances owing to the lack of the index
system. The job cannot be completed
this year, but can be advanced next
year and, perhaps, completed.
Ihe will of G. H. Elmore, late of
Montpelier, was presented yesterday
for probate and the will of Melissa
W arner, late of Roxbury, was proven.
Kdward Devine of Northfield settled
his accounts as guardian of Nanev A.
Hunt and also as administrator, of her
estate. The Barre Savings Bank and
Trust Co. settled its account as a trus
tee of a fund created from the estate
of James A. Thompson, late of that
.lumpeuer win pay to tne state in
taxes this year $42,581.31, which is di
vided into direct state tax $.10,703.50,
five per cent money $3,051.10 10 cent
school tax $7,025.88.
The presentation of the Gondoliers
Thursday evening in Montpelier bv the
Redpath chautauqua occurred before a
crowd that filled the seating capacity
of the tent. The fact that Miss Helen
TT. U ' - . ,
uu.-eiune, unm a year ago a.
Montpelier young woman, and Faul
Hatch, a Montpelier young man, ap
peared in the cast of characters helped
probably qtiiie a little in the attend
ance. Both of them carried their parts
in a very creditable manner.
The secretary of the board of chari
ties has received notice from Spring
field, Mass., of the arrest by the police,
there of George Fields, a probationer,
who left W mdsor. Ha was sentenced
from the Burlington city court on the
charge of breach of the peace.
W. H. Jeffrey, state probation offi
cer, has returned from a trip through
the northern part of the state and
where he visited 28 of the children
tinder the board' care.
The Springfield Chamber of Com
merce has filed articles of association
in the office of secretary of state for
the purpose of brfilding up that village.
There is no capital. The papers are
signed by F. W. Wheeler, T. E. Moir,
A. C. Bowman, C. S. Grosvenor and H.
D. Casey of that villaee.
Mrs. B. A. Sumner has returned from
trip to Minneapolis, Minn., where
she attended the annual meeting of tlie
recorders in the Pythian Sisters.
r.x-tJov. A. M. Jletcher of Caven
dish called at the State House this
morning, visiting several of the offices
while in the city. 1
A suit of $50,000 for alleged breach of
contract has been brought by J. B.
Preston of New York against the
Mahar Slate Products and the Slat
Product company of Fair Haven, and a
record of the same has been filed in
the secretary of state's' o ITice.
George Tinkham, arrested vesterdav
jtn the charge of non-support of his
family, appeared in city court in the
afternoon, pleading guilty to the
harge and was sentenced to the house
of correction for not less than two nor
more than six years without probation,
which means that the city will prob
hly have to support his family.
Mrs. Elsie Gates and Miss Vita Van
Ness have returned from East Brain-
ree, where they attended the annual
meeting of the fish and game club in
that village last evening.
Linus Leavens, commissioner of fish
nd game, went to Bellows Falls to
day to see about the stocking of a
E. S. Brigham, commissioner of agri
culture, and . R. Jones and L. G.
Mulhulland of his office will go to
Northfield to-morrow to attend a meet
ng to be known as the farmers basket
icnic, at which a demonstration of
cream scoring will take place. Thre
will also be a similar meeting in East
Bethel, which will he known as the
community picnic and at which creain
scoring w ill occur.
Montpelier'a new Maxim fire truck
arrived this afternoon and it is expect
ed it will All a long-felt need in this
city. In fact, it ia thought that if it
had bef-n bore last week at the lime
of the burning of i barn on the Fast
Montpelier road the bidding could hate
been saved, much time necessarily
elapsing before the horses could get
the apparatus to the spot.
The funeral of Mrs. Julia Campbell.
who died in Feyston Wednesday, will
be held to-morrow at o'clock at St.
Aurustine'a church.
Anti-Suffragists in Ten
nessee Will Move for
Present Military .Move
ments Are Flans Elab
orated by Weygand
The Bolshevik Troops Are
Being Forced Steadily
Paris, Aug. 20 (By the Associated
Press). The military successes of the
Poles continued yesterday, according
to a report to the foreign offiee to-day
from the military mission in Warsaw
under plans elaborated "by the French
General Weygand and his etaff of
more than 400 French officers.
All these officers now are either ac
tively in command of the forces that
are freeing Warsaw from the Russian
soviet menace, or are aiding in Polish
It is considered that French and Pol
ish cooperation in the commands of the
various forces now has reached a sat
isfactory stage.
The situation at Danzig is still caus
ing worry, but it is expected to be
cleared up when two French battle
ships, now on their way there, arrive
and offer Sir Reginald T. Tower, the
allied high commissioner, sufficient
force to control the docks and permit
the unloading of Polish munitions.
And Have Captured Two Towns on
Way to Breat-Litovsk.
Warsaw, Aug. 20 (By the Associated
Press). The extreme right wing of
the Polish army is marching on Brest
Litovtk on tbe Bug river, 120 miles
east of Warsaw, according to an offi
cial statement on the fighting, issued
shortly before midnight. The right
wing has captured Siedliee and Bielsk,
the statement says.
The Polish left wing has taken Pul
tusk, about 35 miles north of War
saw, and is continuing its progress in
the direction of Mlawa. In the cen
ter the Polish forces are marching
the direction of Ostralenka, 2.5 mile
southwest of Lomza.
Americas Protective Medical Fratenji
ty Was Launched at Chicago
Last Night to Discuss ,
Federal Prohibition.
Chicago, Aug. 20. The American
rrotective Medical fraternity was
launched last night at a meeting'of
Chicago physicians held to discuss the
restrictions on liquor prescription
blanka by the federal prohibitum di
One of the objects of the fraterni
ty is "to secure for the physicians an
unlimited number of prescription
blanks." Among the other expressed
objects are to co-operate with the pro
hibition authorities in upholding the
18th amendment and assist in enforce
ment of the Volstead act.
Vafii-lll. A OA I r J
JCUU., as. 4u. anil- m.H to rtraw .it. r..l on1 hv.lou,
suffragists were prepared to-day, to Thev are heftded by Dr. E. gcott, who
seek re consideration of the vote by wai ehM mcdicaI oflk.er in ehar e of
wnicn tne lennessee House ratified tu ifl, t,u;ui t
...r , . "'" j .
,r"E,' buuibkc amenumeni, I wh nrton 11 f ilur . tK ..f
Speaker Walker, who changed his vote D, Seott said the nhvsiciana them
Under the House Rules the
Time for Such Actiorf
Expires To-night
from nay to aye so he would be in
position to mova re-consideration, said
he would make a motion that the
House rescind its aetion His privilege
to do so under Hons rules expires to
Both suffrage advocates . and oppo
nents, as they tightened their, lin.-s the blanks to the highest bidder."
tor the final skirmish, expressed confi
dence in the result. Encouraged by
Wednesdays vote of 60 to 46 for rati
- i : .. . . : . a . i i i ... 1
Ul"u"' pre,ciea mai mey Imp0M(j on john La France for a
mi. kiiij ruuiu iiuiu men iiinoruy in I
line, but would have the added aiiBnort Statutory OStnse
of two of the three House members Rutland, Aug. 20. When John La
who were absent. " ' France pleaded guilty to a statutory
Suffrage opponents, however, an- offense involving his 12 year-old step-
nouneed that 47 members of the Hoiwa daughter before City Judge George M.
selves should be the ones to decide the
number of blanks needed. Chicago
physicians now are allowed 200 blanks
every three months by the prohibition
director. Dr. M. L. Smith said that
"the way things were run now about
all a physician could do was to sell
had signed a pledge to vote to recon
sider the ratification resolution. Sev
eral other assemblymen, they predict
cd, wpuld fine up wjth ;the anti-suf
frage forces beore the proposed roll
Goddard at a Thursday evening ses
sion of city court, he was sentenced
to serve no less than eight nor more
than 12 years at hard labor at the
state prison in Windsor. This ia one
of the stiffest sentences imposed in city
court in many years. State's Attor
ney P. M. M. Phelps appeared lor
the state, and the respondent was rep
resented by Attorney W. H. Botsford
of this city.
State's Attorney Phelps in discuss
ing the ease strongly recommended
that I -a France be given a sentence
of at least 10 years in view of the se
14954 PEOPLE
Selling Agent Visits Peerless Factory
Looks for Good Business.
John McGoey of New York' City,
head of the firm of Barnes, McGoey
and Kllery, 34!) Broadway, one of the
best known aelline airenta of unrlr.
Gain in Population During wear in the country, was in Barre yes-
the Decade Was 1,408,
Or 10.4 Per Cent
terday for the purpose of inspecting
the plant of the Peerless Knitting Mill
Co., which is now nearing completion
in the matter of equipment. The firm
is about to become distributors of the
Peerless mills products and it was for
this purpose of getting first-hand in-
LESS THAN 10 YRS. AGO i,rn,ation of the and comii-
iions aoout tne aarre iactory that Mr.
McGoey made the trip to Barre. He
But the Increase Was WM 'lown about by President R. A.
- ' ' r j tif I Scott, Superintendent Lyons and. Dircc-
Large Compared With tors Fred D. Ladd and Fred H. Rogers.
Othpr Rpnnrta Mr' ulwy was very muon pleased
vaner ivepurib with tlie Barre pant of the peerless
Co., expressing the opinion that it was
e best in the country al-
course, by no means one of
Washington, D. C, Aug. 20. The one of V
lensus bureau announced to-da-y that tnw,,Rn
,--wn.cn w an increase ot 1,408, or he said, "is licht and air; and the
10.4 per cent.. (Peerless factory certainly is well pro-
Other census announcements were as I vided in that respect." He added, too,
follows: I that the equipment and all the other
Santa Fe, X. If., 7,23fl, increase 2,-1 facilities of the plant were first-class
1H4, or 42.7 per cent. I and only to be found in the most mod-
Marlinsburg, W. Va., 12,515 increase ern ' 8Ut" factories.
1,817 or 17.0 per cent. .1 Referring to the market conditions
j , i iiirougiiout me country, air. .ucuotry
Rutland's gain in population was radiated optimism and said that the
somewhat less than in the preceding report coming in from wide sections
census, when the increase was 2,047 or I of the country indicated a state of
17.8 per cent ; but it is far greater than prosperity which would be bound to
in most of the cites and towns of the make business hum once the country
No Injunction d Tempo
rary Rece' ., Says .
Judp-A idrich
. . f
And' Put Itself "Upon a
Safe and Sound Busi
ness Basis"
state thus far reported. In 1010 Rut
land s population was 13,4.30.
settled down. He said that western
ers brought to Xew York some reports
of bumper crops in many lines; and
bumper crops mean the foundation for
good business. There was a certain
element of uncertainty, he admitted
but this he laid in Jarge measure to
In Bottle of "Stage Jtt" Distributed ,ne political situation, something which
Mrs. Joseph Ehrlinger of Newark, N.
J, Again Arrested on That
Charge. ,
Xewark, X. J., Aug. 20.--C'harired I riousness of the crime, and he cited
for the second time within three vears reasons wny air. l.a rrance should re
of having murdered her new born in-lre'v the above punishment. Attor
fant, Mrs. Joseph Ehrlinir, 28 year I "'T Botsford in speaking for hi client
old, to-day awaited action by a grand admitted thai the crime was serious
jury which will determine whether she I but that in view of his client coming
is fo go on trial for infanticide. I into court and pleading guilty, thereby
Mrs. Fhrlinger was arrested j'ester-1 saving the state considerable expense,
day, after a search which began last I these things should lie taking into con
Monday, when police were informed Moderation. He pointed out also that
she had strangled her infant daughter I up to this time La France had alway
nd disappeared, after wrapping the been a law-abiding citizen
body in newspapers.
She was acquitted of a charge of
murdering a baby son three vears ago.
Direct St rem Exhortatio te Maaaix
Urtini Moderatio ia His Treat
meat f British Political
Quest iett.
I Aug 20. TW roitorr at
T.r-m V d re't-d tw Arr-tbi')w pa-
r.rightell and the ecrrtarr. F.J m..l j ir J. Msftmx f M'ttvwime. Australia.
Meyer., ! tfcia repe" th artion a ttroeg r inrttK. ur?iBj mndra
i .fTTenf "from th in th P.m jtioa ia fe: treatment of Briti'li pHiti
cenefBip wbr only one of th . J qwtWe, a'rd-rg to a Bnti
era petiUcn ated on. c.'Vml storage frosa F.'-aoe to ij.
Proclaimed As the "Savior of War
saw," Hr Generously Bestows
Distinction on the Poles.
Paris, Aug. 20. The success of th
Poles in throwing back the bolsheviki
in the battle of Warsaw was "a Polish
victory," the French General Weygand
told the delegations, at Warsaw, who
had come to tell him that he was the
most popular man in Poland and wa
proclaimed by all as the "Savior of
Advices received here from the Tol
ish capital quote tJeneral Weygand, in
his response to the delegation, as fo)
"Preparatory military operations
were eiecuted by the Polih generals,
according to the Polish plan. Mv role
as well as that of the other French offi
cers, was limied to filling certain gaps
in the details of execution. It is the
Polish nation that has its own savior
"This magnificent victory eonaol
dates the Polish state, whose existence
ia indispensable to France's existence
l.ermany, who har hoped to resume
direct relations with the Soviets, and
to throw red armies against the en
emy across the Rhine, must renounce
for the moment euch means of annul
ling the Versailles treaty. If the Pol
ish leaders know how to profit by vic
tory, I am convinced that the bolshevik
army will soon cease to exist.
Bat They Claim the Pole Were Driven
Bark Seven Miles from Ciecha
now, 45 Vile Northwest
ef Warsaw.
London. Aug. 20. The Russian sovi
et forces have abandoned Lnkow, 5
miles southeast of Warsaw, and Radin,
PO miles to the southeast of the Pol
ish capital, according to Thursday's
communKjue issued by tbe Moscow gov
ernment. Tbe communique claims that
tbe Potea were driven bark seven miles
from Cierhanow, 45 miles northwe-t of
Ihe statement reads:
"The fljhting at Plonk (northwest
of Warsaw continue. Southwest of
Cierhanow we have driven hark the en
emy, we are scvea miles from Cierha-
We ta.e abaadnrd I-ukow and
Badia and fcfhtin is prniwding i,
Bw-la aad Winds a. P.i!a is 25 miles
SMwthwet of Padm. and WMi is At
B:V oitHeat f PaJ h i In tfc
fcoSm and Hrohiciwvw rrzum (snuth-
If They Wish to Continue State- De
poaitaries in Massachusetts.
Boston, Aug. 20. The separation of
State Treasurer Fred J. Burrell frou
the advertising agency which bears his
name will not clear the way to reten
tion of the agency by banks which are
depositaries for slate funds. Governor
At Second Sitting f llusso-Polish
Peace Conference at Minsk
London. Aug. 20 (By the Associated CV,olidj:e indiB,''', t'"ay.
Fressi. The second fjtting of the Rus-so-Polish
neai-e coiifcrpnc mi Min.L-
took place Thursday and a summary of rffu' to "'r,i.f-v ".depositaries
Russia's terms was communicated to
the Poles. They were substantially the
same as those ths Russian delegation
publi.-hed in London, says a Moeow
official statement dated Thursday and
received in London this morning.
Slated orders for the conference wer
agreed upon. Toward the end of the n.v discrimination against banks wliv .-h
any banks which assisted in maintain
ing Mr. ifurrells dual relations as
state treasurer and head of an adver
tising agency dealing with hajiks. Bur
rell said he was planning to divorce
lrmself from the advertising business
Steps must be taken to guard against
session the Russian delegates protest
ed against the Poles' efforts jto drag
the negotiations, the statement says.
do not employ the Burrell agency, the
governor said, adding that "the thing
to do ia to divon the depositaries
from the Burrell advertising airency,
whether the state treasurer eondu-ts
the agency or not.
Schooner Yacht Gerfalcon Will
Pulled Off the Rock.
Southwest Harbor, Me., Aug 20.
The schooner yacht reported asbore
last night ten miles r !heat of Cran
berry Isles coast guard station aa the
Gerfalcon, owned by F.. Howard !i ed
of Booth bay and Boton. Her idnti'.y
was established today upon th re
turn of the boat sent from 'he sta
The yacht, while bound to Bnr Uar
bor with her owner aboard, struck on
Halibut ledge, near Winter Harbor, at
high fide. The llood tide early to-day
did not prove high enough to float her,
but when the guardsmen returned to
Cranberry Isles a steamer was land
ing by with the intention of pulling
her free of the ledges at high tide late
this afternoon.
The yacht's bow was fast, though
it was not thought it had been punc
tured, , while tbe stern was swing
ing free. Those on lxrd were in no
Mr. Reed's wife and two children ac
ompany him. He ha a crew of two
men and handles the boat himself. He
is a prominent shipbuilder. The Ger
falcon, which registers 23 tons and
'M met !r wa the Halcyon, wa built
t hi vard at East bay in ISO".
Two Southerners, One Easterner and
One Westerner Left.
Chicago. Aiis. 20. The semi finaN of
the Professional troifers assoriatiofi
third annual tournament were reached
viith to-day's placing of to south
erner, one easterner, and one ct
eraer out of the original nld of 32.
George McLean of Great e.k, X.
V snet 4. Dougla Kdgar of Atlaata.
Ga . in the upper half of the draw.
hile ia tbe lower blanket ' Harf v .
Edward Csrr Died Yesterday in St
Johnfhary of Peritonitia.
St. .lohnhury, Aug. 20. Kdward
("err, son of Harry H. Carr, the Cale
donia county member of the Republi
can state committee, died yesterday at
St. Johnsbury hospital. The young mn
was .crated upon last week for ap
pendicitis and was thought to he re
covering when perit"nitis developed.
He was 21 last Xovemher. wa horn in
St. Johnsbury, educated here, at Lyn
don institute and at Goddard seminary,
On completing hi work at Goddard
be entered the Merchants' Xational
bank a teller, a position he held about
a year. Recently Mr. Carr left the
bank to become bond salesman for the
Twin State Ga and Klectr's) Co. He
a making a big success of the wntk.
Mr. and Mr. Carr. the parent of the
youtig man, lost their only daughter
o year in the "1111" epidemic. They
have one son. Lieutenant Harold Carr.
who i on his way from Clastram avia
tion field in Florida.
By Charms Girls at New York
Theatre Arthur Hammer
stein and About 200
Others Called As
x Witnesses.
Xew York, Aug. 20. Arthur Ham
merstein, theatrical producer, wis the
principal of some 200 witnesses sum
mon'ed to appear to-day before a Unit
ed States grand jury which is investi
gating charges that he used distribu
tion of whiskey to "a surprised but I t,. si,inmBn.
i -..J: w 4 .L. r I
Mjciiguicu auiiicncv . m me ojening per
formance of a musical comedy Tuesday
Those subpoenaed included critics,
press agents and the chorus girls, wbo
are alleged to have passed out tinv
one-ounce bottles containing the for
bidden beverage, which Mr. Hammer-
stein claimed was "stage tea;
would be done away with in due time
Mr. McGoey e pressed the opinion that
the- business of the country was in a
fair way to become excellent, and he
lielieved that the Peerless Knitting
Mills Co., with its modern plant, was
prepared to share in this period of good
times. Mr. McGoey returned to Xew
York last night
The Peerless plant in Barre is not
vet really in operation, there being only
a comparatively few machines set up
because of the delay in transmission of
Vermont Rural Letter Carriers' Asso
ciation Held Convention.
Bellows Falls, Aug. 20. The 15th
annual state convention of the Ver-
James S. Shevlin, federal prohibition mont Ultfr crri'r' "ocia.tion end-
enforcement agent, said the sovern-lcd at Saxtons River yesterday. The
ment had one bottle, gleaned from a J opening exercises were held Tuesday at
search of the theatre yesterday, to of-1 the I. O. O. F. hall. Postmaster D. H.
fer in evidence. The b.ttle, he said. I Cray of Bellows rails made the address
contained about four drops of pure I of welcome. In the evening a banquet
whiskey. - a held at the inn with President
K. L. Whitney of East Dorset as
toastmaster. The speakers were: Cap
tain E.. W. Gibson of Brattleboro, can
didate for Congress: Frederick H. Bab
bitt of Bellows Falls, candidate for
governor, and W. C. Belknap of Bel
lows Falls, candidate for state senator.
The officers of the association for the
past year were re-elected as follows:
Pending Presentation of Bail in Second
t Alienation Suit.
Brattleboro, Aug. 20 Domestic trou
bles between Alfred L. Poupart of Wil
mington, a foreman for the Ludingtnn
Woodenware Co., and hi wife, Mrs.
Elsie (Greenleafl Poupart, which have President. E. L. Wh(tney of East Dor
found expression in two divorce oeti- set; vice-president. E." M. Farr of Ches
tions bv each nsrtv and one suit for ter; secretary, K. H. Sargent ot r.at
Concord, Xr. H., Aug. 20. Judge Ed
gar Aldrich of the United States court
in an opinion handed down this morn
ing denied the petition of Edward F.
Brown of Ipswich, Mass., and other,
minority stockholders of the Boston
A Maine railroad, for an injunction
against the railroad and the appoint
ment of a temporary receiver, a hear
ing upon which was held yesterday
afternoon. The petition for a perma
nent receiver for the railroad is left
The opinion states that in view of;
the fact that the recent receivership
of the railroad has been closed and the
road set at large, that increased rates
have been recently authorized to go
into effect Aug. 28, that the road is
presently embarrassed by reaRon of
its having been taken over by the gov
ernment during the war, that the val
idity of the $17,000,000 inind issue in
still pending, that the fact that the
railroad business, as well as other busi
ness is in the midst of economic
changes resulting from war and other
causes, "makes it seem reasonable' that
the! railroad should have an opportuni
ty of trying out its present situation
of working out its own salvation, and
putting itself upon a safe and sound
business basis."
alienation of affections, have now ie
suited in a second suit for alienation
of affections, brought by Mr. Poupart
against Samuel Boyd, a Wilmington
laborer, employed by Carl Barnard, and
Boyd i now in the Brattleboro lockup
awaiting the result of efforts to se-
ure bail in the sum of $5.0110.
After bringing of divorce petitions
by both Mr. and Mrs. Poupart a few
days ago it was learned that Mrs. P,m
part and Boyd intended to go to a cot-
age at Sadawga pond in nhitingham
for an otitingwitn other person. Mr.
Poupart had papers in an alienation
nit made out in the I.-mv office of
Chase A Hughes in Brattleboro and
hey were given to Sheriff Frank I-
Wellman to serve.
Hrroa of nhm-ed. Va or,rw"d
eat of Lit:a; our advance continue," Jerk Uut.h'nson.
la the Semi Fm&Is for tbe National
Doubles Championships.
Boxton, Aug. 20. Four of America's
leading tennis team participated to
day in the cmi final for the national
doubles championships at ihe h-t-nut
hill court of the fyng CrwVet
lub. The player im hide three mem
bers of the Anvrrr-nn Vai cup team.
In the urper ha!f of the draw Wii
Inn M. 4ohn-n of the Dm i un
team, and C. J. Irifhn eie made h-ad
ith W. F. Jhnn aM S. W. Fraro,
the middle states thampi-n. Willi
IHivi sod Roland Robert, the Cali
forttia star. m-t UlISiiM T. Ti'dea
and tarle t.r'nd. partner a the
1st. i team, in the ktr haX
One Operator Reported That He Set
tled with Driver of Horse.
Among the 20 or more accident re
port that reached the secretary of
state' ottice this morning were: M.
M. Marvin of Montpelier reporting
hat hi automobile ran into a tram
near-hast lierkshire and that he set -
led with C E. Oiamhcrlain, driver rf
the team: Ed. Wilkie of Xew port that
near South Troy, his car ran Into a
team, doing damage to the wagon. He
claimed he did nt have time to stop
wncn anotner car slopped lo allow
a team to pass; Grace IL Buck of East
Bethel that her machine and that of
Frank Wbite collided. Mr. White mid
a similar report and that about 25
damage was done to .the Wbite car;
C. J. Buxton of Barre that car num
ber IftWj cut in ahead of his machine
while he wa driving from Plain field,
resulting in some damage to his. Bux
ton's machine; G. K. Moody that a
Masachuetta car number 1P7J,0, ran
into his car near Middlesex, jamming
the rear end of the machine; Martin
and Bart let t of Plainfield that the;r
car ran over a dog.
O. T. Ferguson of Barre and Joh
!rd reported a collision near Orang
Center caused by narrow roads and a
stone in tbe road, whwh caused the
Fergwoa car to jump against the otlrrr
ear. Both) drivera were traveling at a
slow rate of speed.
Thetford: treasurer, J. H. Beckwith of
Bert L. Grace, Aged 52 Years, Killed,
While at Work in Pittsford.
Pittsford. Aug. 20. Bert I Grace,
aged 52 vears, of this place died yes
tcrdav afternoon at 4 o'clock at the
Proctor hospital of injuries received a
short while earlier, while operating a
stone rrusher in connection with the
resurfacing work on the Proctor road.
Mr. Grace was alone at the time of the
accident, so that it is i t known just
how it occurred, but it is thought that
the tran-mission belt broke and struck
him. He was badly injured about the
head and one leg was broken in sev
eral place.
Mr. Grace, who had lived tnot of his
life in Salisbury, moved to Patsford
about six years ago. He is survived by
his wife and seven children, Alton and
Milton Grace and Mr. Ida Thayer of
Rutland and Mrs. Resie Douglas and
Rolin. Roderick arrd Miss Bessie tirace
..f Pitt -ford.
The funeral w ill be held at tne house
Sunday, with a service in Salisbury,
where burial will he made.
Joseph Gok of Cambridge ia t iit
itijr oroi fcer, jnns, oi ..-!.
street for a fw da vs.
Harry Crcdiinksy f Swan ton Went
Toe Fast in Middlebury.
Middlehury. Aug. 20 Harry tirod
rinsky of Swanton. who drove a party
of men to Foretdale to play ball ye-
terdav. wa arrctd here last evening.
charged with re. kle driv ing of hi au
tomobile and. given an immediate
hearing in municipal court, pleaded
guilty and wa fined ?25 and cost of
$1011. He paid the fine.
Crodmrky aad hi parly drove at a
fast clip through Main street lat
night, said to he going at tbe rate of
40 mile an hour when they struck a
bridge. .When they went back down
the stroet, 0-er Charle .1. Shaw
stopped the car and arrested the driver.
Wedding of Barre Young People Oc
curred Last Evening. .
At 8 o'clock last , evening a very
pretty wedding took place at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Morse of 00
Tremont street, when their only daugh
ter, Cleora Millicent, was given in mar
riage by her father to Xeale .White
Hooker, only son of Mr. and Mrs. B.
W. Hooker of 17 Tark street, Re.
B. G. Lipsky of the Methodist church
officiating. The double ring servite
was performed beneath a bower of
ferns and white clematis.
The bride entered the room on the
arm of her father to the strains of
Mendelssohn's wedding inarch, played
v Miss Grace D. Barclay, a friend cf
the bride, who also played "Oh, Prom- -
ise Me" during the ceremony.
The bride was attractively gowned
in white georgette, with a veil caught ,
up with strings of pearls, and, carried
a shower bouquet of white sweet peas.
SY.m r. Ii.ntal Is.- Mi,. W-.tf 1 '
.111 Flu II'. VI. 1 1 T .'I ID, , - I. 11.
Ladd as bridesmaid, who wore pinlj
georgette . and carried pink rose-
Theron Morse, a brother of the brid-,
acted as best man.
Immediately following the ceremony,
a dainty lunch was served by Mis.
W. O. Belknap of South Royalton and
Mrs. E. A. Chase of Xorthfield. aunts
of the bride, Mis Doris Winch of Bos
ton, jousin of the bride, and Mrs. II.
J. Cutler of Boston, sister of the
Mr. and Mrs. Hooker were the recipi
ent of many beautiful gifts of silver,
cut glass and linen.
The bride is a popular young lady of
the city, a graduate of Spaulding high
school in the class of 1917 and of Itha
ca Conservatory of Music in 1920.
Mr. Hooker is a graduate of the class
of 1915 of Spaulding high school and
attended Norwich university until the
outbreak of the war, when fie enlisted
and served in the 2th division in the
capacity of first lieutenant for a period
of IS months overas.
Immediately after the ceremony tbe
couple left by auto for a three weeks'
wedding trip. They w ill be at home at
15 Liberty street after Sept. 15. Mr.
Hooker is associated with the firm of
B. W. Hooker 1 Co. .
Both Mr. and Mrs. Hooker have
many friends who extend to them their
best wishes for the future.
Pete Herman Oatfontkt Ray More.
Colorado Spring". Colo.. Aog ifl
Pete Herman, rfcaanpioa haatajnwe;;ht
of the world, last ghl onitfotyrht Hoy
Moore of Baltimore in a 1 round. v
A. .! howt, e.H r; to erapr
Paul Kingston of this city left this
morning for California, where he in
tend to spend the winter in his un
cle's orange grove. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Edward M Russell of
Claremont, X. II., are spending several
days at the borne of their son, Floyd
Russell, of South Main street.
Iceland Roberts, a couin of Mrs
Floyd Russell of South Main street.
left this morning to resume his work
in Morristown, X. J, after having
-ent a week in Barre.
Mis Beie Tit km. who ha been
spending the past week at Joe's pond
ith her sister, Mrs. Frank Shea, aad
family, returned yesterday to spend a
couple of days with her mother. Mr.
Leona Pitkin, of -tefferson street, before
returning o the camp for another
A new engie for the BoiMwell. Milne
and Varaum quarry in Graniteville
paed throngh Barre yesterday, via
tr Barre & Chelea rai'road. occupy
irg its on peial car. Tbe engine is
one lvat wiU be ned ia getting out
grout ia tbe quarry and wehs as
prx;nise!y C t"ns- It i experts!
that it will greatly fariliiate.'he re
SBoi al of waste around tke quarry.

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