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TELE JUA. Sixteenth yeah no. 4598. BENNINGTON, VT, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1919. PRICE TWO CENTS 'Thirty States Have Ratified the Prohibition Amendment and Even Wisconsin and New York are Wobbling Along the Edge of the Desert TThTT 71 JJJ HIPS MR HUT Ml EE Root Heads Rules Com. Payne Has Commerce and Labor MOORE'S FISH AND GAME First Bill in Senate Would Repeal En tire Direct Primary. Nominations Equal Suffrage Bill in House. The committee appointments for both houses of the legislature have been announced. The Semite appoint ments by Lieut. Gov. Stono give Sena er Root the chatrmanshlp of rules, and places him on state liiKtltutI')iin. taxation, mileage and debentures, public health. Senator Payne is chuir man of commerce? nnd labor, and is on the general committee, municipal cor porations, suffrage and elections. Of the House appointments, Hen-, nington county men get two chairman--ships Sheldon of Itupcrt heading the committee on claims, and Mcore of Bennington, fish nnd game. Other county appointments on committees lire Bebee of Dorset on agriculture, library; Moore of Bennington, on ai propriations; .Bond of Searsburg on banking and insurance, military af fairs, town lines; Sheldon of Itupcrt on educational institutions: Harring ton of Shaftsbury on commerce and labor, suffrage and election; Knights of Woodford on corporations; Buck of Sunderland on education; Mmrissey of Arlington on fish and game, public buildings; Farnum of Peru on general committee, public buildings; ltenson of Wlnhall on mileage and debentures, minor courts; Walker of Manchester on penal institutions, state and court expenses; Bentlcy of Sandgate on public buildings; Potter of Pownal on public health, 'ways and means; Young of Olastenbury on taxation; Towalee of Iandgrove on conserva tion: Howe of Readsboro on federal relations, military affairs, state in- stltutlons; Fuller of Stamford on tem- perancc. ' The. fifsL House M . si- '"'rodncpd BE1KI1B i by-U'ike -of Georgia, and reluteit'wrtinnWinnr.Icr ofUc. qualifications of voters in town meet- ' Jng. It grants full suffrage to women who -wil hake the freeman' , rath and Play a poll tax. A bill has been introduced to abol ish offsets and the 5 per cent, money tax, so-called ;. also to assess mort gaged properly in ratio to the inter est held by mortgagor and mortgagee. Moore of Bennington has already introduced three bills, one lo increase 1 he amount paid towards burial of soldiers and sailors from $75 tn $100 Also one providing that the salary of assistant town clerk shall he fixed by tho wlcctmen. Also one to nrpropri ate $1800.11 for the Beaitfngton Ilartle Monument and Historical Associa tion. The first bl'l introduced in the Sen ate was by Senator Hall of Grand ' Isle to repeal tho chapter of laws ro latlng to nomination by direct pri marles. ' FLY OVER OCEAN IN MAY Great Advance Made in Aviation and Aeronautics. ' London, Jan. 4. Gen. Brancker, who Is giving up his post ns muster general of .personnel in the air min istry to devote his time to commer cial uvlatiou, in an Interview with the London Daily Express yesterday as-' serted that a flight across the Atlan tic probably, would be accomplished in May. Ho added that the trip wus feasible at the, present moment, us there were three or four types of air planes uvallalile which nre capable of making the flight. Geu. Brancker sold the time was not far distant when airplanes would he owned and driven as automobiles nre today. Ho said It probably would bo necessary to establish tin tierlul police force tho duty of which would .be to -watch over ulr routes and frontiers. The London Kvening News says that it has been officially informed that tho British admiralty is embark ing on a big program of airship con struction. Airships are being built with a gas capacity of 2,500,000 cubic feet. These air craft will have u large lifting capacity and will be able to make between 60 and 70 miles an hour. They will carry crews of men. Still larger airships nre projected ami flights with passengers nre pre dicted for the near future. Several airships, which will be equal In size and' capacity to tho -largest Zeppelins and which are of a similar rigid type. are being built. Primarily they arr being constructed for sen work and general observntlon duty for the navy. These airships, it is said, w ill be cap able of remaining in the air for a week. The newspaper nays a regular air ship mail service between England ami the United Stale during tho summer of 1 In .regarded uk cer tain, by airship builders. COL. HOUSE ILL Confined to Bed with Slight Attack of Indigestion. Purls, Jan. 14 -Gordon Auehinloss son In law of Col. House, said today, 'Col. nouse is huh in ncd with a stiglil indigestion nltack. Ho Is bet ter and will be out iu a few duys." KM FED SEVEN STftTES FRQM TERRORS ARE ADDED 10 ! OFDOESREVISI Only Scattered Desperadoes Fire Occasionally MANY UEHELS LOCKED UP Casualties in Berlin During Week Are Estimated at 200 Killed and 1,000 Wounded. .Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 14 Berlin's long week of Bolshevism Is finally ended. Here and there scattered des peradoes, mostly youths, fire occas ional from some house top, and dur ing the night nttemptH are made by small bands of Lti'bknechfs follow ers to revive reigns of terror. They are in significant, however, compared with what has passed. Liebknerht'a ulster was arrested to day, and several hundred rebels are locked up awaiting trial which, be cause martial law was not proclaimed, must be left to the regular courts. Casualties during the week are es timated at two hundred killed and one thousand wounded. An over whelming majority of these are Bol shevik!. The backbone of tho second revolu tion seems to be broken at last, and the Government may assert with Jus tification that within twenty-four hours more the whole movement will be completely suppressed. Tho Spartacides have evidently lost heart. Their organ. Die Rote Fahne, admits it openly this morning, deplor ing that the leaders declared a gen eral strike without seeing that. the factories were actually closed. The general strike turned out to be a com plete failure, and the conditions on which certain indejendent Spartaclde groups proposed to make peace were such that the Government, was com pelled to reject thein. No compromise of any kind will now be entertained. The fortresses Ftill held by the Spartacides must be surrendered unconditionally, or they will face tlm fate of those established There v. as more fierce fighting this morning a; the Anhalt railwav station, which tlie Spartacides sought" to capt ure at all costs because many Boyalist trocps were expected to arrive there. To make doubly sure, arriving troops! were detrained at some distance from Berlin. The Spartacides were never able to take any part of the station, but many were killed In the attempt. They suc ceeded, however, in delaying several trains filled with soldiers at a sub urban station near l.iepsle. who were en route to Berlin GREEN TIGERS WIN They Beat The Odd Fellows Team By 261 Pins. Last evening on the Y. M (' bowline: alleys the Green Tigers were not quite so green, ami gnl away with lit'. 1 more pin than their dads on the Odd Pi llows team. Odd Fellows. (). liar wood F. Perry H. M.vljircn O. At wood K. Cook i:i5 H' 7;i 1:17 152 I '.'I 141 ! 4 152 l.P.t 1 4f 170 Bl ! a 7 1.17 405 460 2'.i7 386 428 1:4 1; m; Green Tigers. r,-". ir7G Harwood Pereoy levin Pilling llarrett t'.i'.i 125 ir.i! l.'.l ir.s 175 131 131 ;:: 137 MX 123 !tH 15S 1SI r.t2 379 3X8 452 47 7f.!t 740 72S 2237 Tomorrow night the Cooper Instate n ils the Black Cat team. FUNERAL OF MRS. SHAW Services at Zion Church, Manchester, at 3 p. m., Thursday. Manchester Center. Jan. 15 The funeral of Mrs. Herbert N. Shaw will he held from ion Kpiscopal church Thursday afternoon. January It!, at 3 o'clock, with interment at Dellwnod cem terv, Manchester. Mrs. Shaw died on Tuesday at noon after an lllnens- of one week with pneumonia. She Is rvlved by her husband, by seven sons und two daughters, her death being the first break in a large family circle. Mrs. Shaw was born in Arlington and lived there from her birth until the family moved to Manchester In 1 !:. NEW YORK NATIONALS SOLD Controlling Interest in Baseball Club Brings Million Dollars. New York. Jan. 14. A controlling Intercut In tho New York Nationals baseball club held by the John T Hush estate has been sold to Charles Aslonenian A I broker, Judge Francis X. MctJmiU -and Joint J. McOraw tor one million dollars. YON. HINDENBURG. IN COMMAND Will Head German Troops That Op poso Poles. Copenhagen. Jan. 15 Field Mar shal von Hindenburg will hooii take loiimianii ni ino ucrmuu troops op posing the Poles In eastern Germany, say advices froui Bromberg. TIE "DOST This Rrinirs Total for Ratifica tion to 31 ONLY FIVE MORE NEEDED 36 Are Necessary for Adoption of the Amendment Distiller WilJ Fight for Referenda. Chicago, Jun. 14. Fovea States to day ratified the .prohibition constitu tional amendment, drinking the total up to thirty-one. Thirty-six are neces sary for the adoption of the amend ment. The seven Slates joining the "dry" column today were Arkansas, Colora do, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, and Alabama. The Nebraska Senate and the Plan House also voted for ratification. Illinois was added to the list when the House of Boprcsontaiivcs by a vote of 84 to tit; at Spring Held adopted the resolution which went throu? the Senate last Wednesday by a vote of no to 15. Immediately after the result had' been announced the dry forces enter ed upon a campaign for worldwide prohibition. At a mass meeting held ut the First Methodist church, men into closer connection wit lithe re the Antl-salcon League, with hands clinched and arms upraised, took up on themselves a solemn pledge to inltate a campaign for the elimination of strong drink in every corner of the world. Steps C require a referendum vote on the prohibition amendment in fif teen states which Legislatures have approved the amendment, but the peo ple still have the iower to reject It. were taken toiiay by the Executive Committee of the distillers' conven tion, which met In Chicago last week. H. G. BARBER IS CANDIDATE Attorney General Seeks Position a , i y-,.""-&perior-3jdfle - ... Brattleboro. Jan. 13. Announce ment wan made toniglrt by Attorney General H. G. Barber of this town that he had decided to be a candidate for election by the legislature 10 sue ceed Judge K. L. Waterman of Bruttle- boro, who last week made known his Intention not to stand for re-election us one of the superior Judges of Vermont, Mr. Barber's second two year term as attorney general will exp're February 1. Judge Addison K. Cud worth of South Londonderry, Judge of the Brat ileboro municipal court, and a mem ber 'of (he House of UeprsentativeH, Is being, talked of for the olllco but he has not announced his candidacy. He is t!G years old. Attorney General Barber is 4S years old and members of the bar here say that practically every member of he County Bar association has signi fied hia intention to support Mr. Bar ber. They feel that Judge Waterman's successor should he a VVinilbam conn- 1 ty man. PRIVATE OWNERS ON OFF SIDE They Refuse to Submit Their Views to War Labor Board. New York. Jan. 1... Private own ers of New York harbor craft, whose employes nnd those of the rni'iVad ad ministration struck last week, refused; to submit their side for decision hyj the war labor board. The board meet! Ing hern by direction of President Wil son had previously overruled a motion by the owners counsel that. Basil Manly, joint chairman with Tuft and five labor' members, be ollnnted from hearing. Tho hoard decided to make It binding not withstanding the own ers action. BRITISH TROOPS IN VIENNA Acted at Convoy of Train Load of Foodstuffs. Vienna. Tuesday. Jan. II A small body of British troops arrived ns a convoy of a train load of foodstuffs, a nreseiit. from the Krilish army in talv to women and children of Vienna. The officer in charge explained to the Burgomaster that the supplies were pent. In recognition of the fact that Austria treated British prisoners with consideration, In contrast, with the-inhuman treatment given by the Germans. NEARLY 50 TRADES Will Be Taught at New Military School, Camp Devens. Aver.. Mass., Jan. 1.1 The new mill tary school organized by Major Gen eral McCain opened today at Camp Devens with 3,!hiii men enrolled Classes In general education will open Thursday, with course covering nearly 50 trades and professions. NORTH GERMAN REPUBLIC Propoaal Made For Formation of New . . . State. t'epenhimon, jn. 15. The govern incut of Brunswick has Issued a pro clamation proposing the formation of a "Central North German federal Be public" with a preliminary ronstitu lion resembling Switzerland's. Sol dier and workmen's council.! nn O'-iked to pass upon tho question. DELEGATES DISSATISFIED Belgians and SercanG Are Permitted Only Two Each. Paris, Jan. 15. While tho appoint ment of delegates to the Feaee Con gress has not vet been officially made known, tho list published after Mon-j day's session of the supremo council has caused an unfavorable impress- Ion among some of the missions,- ac-: cording to tho French press. ' The Beleglans und Serbians arc not able dissatisfied with , tho giving of three delegates to Uracil while they are only permitted two each. Y. M. C. A.'s REPLY Has Distributed Free v $1,400,000 Worth of Canteen Supplies New York, Jau. U. Tho most em phatic answer that the Young Men's Christian Association can make to charges of profiting which have been made by returning soldiers is that the organization, has distributed . free $1,400,000 worth of canteen supplies, William Sloane, chairman of tho or ganization's national war work coun cil, said in a statement issued at New York yesterday. . This total, he said, is exclusive of a los.s of $332,181 in operating sol diers' stores in Great Britain. Mr. Sloune said his statement was based on a cabled report from K. C. Carter, chief secretary of tho organization in Paris, und thut tho figures do not In clude tho post exchange deficit for November and December. Mr. Carter in his messago staled ! that his llgures are "undoubtedly sub stantially below actual distribution," ns they include only the value of sweets, "smokes" and hot drinks civ- j en to men in the truiclitx. prisoners 01 war aim soiuierr, who nan not been paiu ror some tun" au'l were without ni.no. Asseriing that army officials had preferred to have canteen service run on a cost basis because they "did not wish to have the soldier feel that he was being pauperized," Mr. Sloane said that, even excluding rentals and clerk hire, for which, no charge was made .the Young Men's Christian as sociation conducted its canteens at an actual loss. Supplies distributed free up to Oc tober 31 last, he said, amounted to 1523,110, nnd V.w November total was estimated at $183,4$U. The Christmas program, whirt included distribution to every fighting man overKeas of a gift comprising two packages of clgaretts. a can of tobacco, a pack aRe of chewing gum. five Christmas cards and a las of candy, was estl mated to havo ro;t $700,000, Mr. Sloatm. said. ; Froc-Mine c? athletic, sur.'lis.- I'aJued at $82!t.4!'! aud p-ee entertainments were not included in tho grand tota1 he taid. Another item excluded from the total was fc'.Ort.ouO appropriated by the council for nix-months' sup ply of .stationery. Mr. Sloane added that in Noveni'ter alone soldier? wrote 14.0S9.305 letter on Bed Tri angle stationery. "These are our latest figures, incom plete and conservative,' concludes th' statement. "There are very few branches ol the great Young Men' Christian association war service pro gram which are not free to the sol dirs and sailors; in everyone of those few br.uu.hes where some charge is made, the Young Men's Christian as sociutii n is operating at a loss." "Side Line" All Right. Those wotueu who can do somctlilr.c should not be nshnnvd to be up and doing It. There Is n dicnlty attached to nil honest labor, no matter how or dinary or ccmmotiplnce It may be, and those of m who are qualified to help out at home wil! fe. l better find strong er providing, of course, our family will in no way smlfor as 11 result to be up mul nt our honest little "side line."--New York Dcnlug Telegram. Western Samoa. German Samoa or Western Samoa as it is cuilcd since September. 1014 when British occupation took place, eumprlst the Islands of Savn'.l uud Opolu with tho town of Apia as the hend of the political nnd commercial life. The Islands are the remains of a Hcnilsutunerced volcanic range, heav lly clothed with tropical vcnluro which to u great extent prohibits agriculture yr farming; hence the principal Indus trios are the pluming of coconut cacao and rubber. Nacoleon Who Never Reigned. Nnnoleon II never reigned. When Nupoleon I abdicated ho also re- nouueed tho rlpht of succession tor Ms son, known u the king of Borne When Nupoleon HI created himself einneror of the French he took the style and title of Napoleon III. in or der to establish the connection be tween himself nnd his uncle, the Dial Napoleon. ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL DAY Governor Smith of New York Sets Aside Feb. 9. Albany, Jan. 14. Governor Smith In proclamation Issued, set aside Sun dsv. February 'J, as lloosevelt mem orlal day, and asking bolh houses of the legislature to conduct commemor ate exercises. Card of Thanks We wish to thank all the kind friend j and neighbor for the How ers pent and their sympathy shown us; we iiIho thank the unllor boys who so kindly assisted at the funeral of our In loved boy. Mn, Grace Vetal, Mrs, Frank Johns, Mrs. Carrie Welch. HSON'SiECK 5231 WISE CHIEF Ml uiv annvr to im m tq mi uumtm V n I I III III II Mill III II! VI Ml III l!'l)'.i1 I II llllll I W I W J 1 U W l W WIIKWh- llU I H I kU i nr liinrmii rnnl iitmimiM nn! titHULLu-u- ' - JANUAHI I, Hi Stranger Attempted to Open Ac count at County Bank IS HELD ON SUSPICION Bridgeport Bank Officials Believe Man Is War.ed In Connecticut and New York. C. V. Wilson, who registered at the Putnam house from New York city, is being held at the county Jail, following his arrest shortly .before noon by Oilicer Richard Hurley. Just what charge can bo preferred against Wilson Is unknown but bank official? in Bridgeport, Conn., believe that he is wanted in thut city and also in New York. Wilson appeared at the County bank this forenoon and informed Cashier II. 11. Webster that he wished to open an account. He stated tha' he was at present, superintendent of the Mountain Mills company at Wil mlngton and desired to transfer hif account from a Connecticut bank tr Bennington. He presented a check fcr $7,841.82 on the First Bridgeport. Conn., national bank. After Wilson had left the bank Cashier Webster began making In qulries In Wilmington by telephon' but was unable to learn anything of tae new customer. Becoming more suspicious he communicated with th Bridgeport bank and was informer' that Wilson was believed to be want ed In that city and by the Burns de tectlvo aeency for alleged irregular! ties In New York city. Cashier Web ster was advised lo hold Wilson 1! possible. The stranger went from the bank t the Bennington garage where he gav. a check for ?30 in making a purchasr of a tire, receiving a balance Ii mouey. From the garage he went t tho Cottage hotel bar where he wo spending some of the change secure'" in the tire transaction when he wa overhauled by II. T. Southall. South all Pureed h!-i (3 . disenrgo whn money he had left and also took h' watch to make good what Wilson hat spent over tho bar. !n the meantime Cashier Webste had obtained his Information from th' Connecticut bank officials and Olficd Hurley was put on the stranger trail. The trail was a short one an VYIIfon was soon in jail. He was ar parently somewhat intoxicated. Wilson had faevcral checkbooks 0' different banks in his possession In eluding the one ho had used in pur chasing the tire. Velocity of Light. The velocity of light wa obtnlnec by tho Danish astronomer Iloemer ii IC7C. by observing tho eclipses of J up! ter s moons, hcn the e.nrtn wa' nearest to Jupiter, the eel'pse nr pearel abouf eight nnd one-half miji ntes too soon for the calculations. nn' when the earth wa most remote fron Jupiter, they were about eight nnd one half minutes too late. Koeiner conclud ed the reason to be that it required 1" minutes for light from the planet t traverse the diameter of the earth'' orbit, which measured the diffcrenc of the distances of tho enrth fron Jupiter. Tula calculation has sloe been verified, nud proves that Ugh travels about IStf.OOO mile n second. The London Timet. The London Times was founded or Br.iunry 1. 17sS. by John Walter, wh started a small newspaper, origlnullj called The Daily I'nl verbal ltegistei the first number of which was Issuec on January I, 175. This was reallj thouuh not in name, the first numbei of The Times. The OlOlh number whleli appeared 011 January 1, 17S.S was for the first time entitled ill Times, or Dally I'niversal ltcglster, but the second title was dropped on Marcl I." of that yeor, since which the paper has been known us The Times. , Shakebpeare Stands Alone. Admitting to the fullest that tin present age cannot forestall the Judj? uient of posterity, it seems nnlikclj Hint a eoov of the work of any con t.-nihonn-v ilramatlst will ever sell fol $:."0n0. Such a thing happened re cciitlv In the case of four Shnkospeart folios; but Shakespeare was Shake spcare, cen when bis contetnporarlet- took him lis a matter of course, and since then the judgment of time ha made him n standard by which the cn during genius of later playwrights can be reasonably estimated. Noted Colored Woman. Sojourner Truth was a colored worn an born In New York state, prohablj about tho middle of the eighteenth century, as she was middle aged a' the time of Washington's death, In 170'.). That was not her real name, but she nssunjed It for reasons of her own. She was n slave all her life un til Fet free by nn net of the New York legislature In 127 iibollslilng slavery in that state, July 4. 1S2Y. Mrs. Har riet Beccher Stowc wrote n life of her. First National Dank Total Now $1,650,000 OFFICERS RE-ELECTED No Changes in Board cf Directors at Annual Meetinfl Hld Tutaday January 14. The First National Bank of Benning ton held its annual meeting yesterday ind elected the following board of ilrectora: George F. Graves, Lyman F. Abbott. W. 11. Bradford, William A. Boot and L. A. Graves. The board of directors organized xlth the election of the following of :lcers: President, George F. Graves; ice-president, Lyman F. Abbott; :ashler, L. A. Graves; assistant cash er, Arthur J. Colgan and W. S. Boyn :on. The bank at present has total as icts of $1,650,000 according to its Jan tary report, nn Increase of $234,000 luring the year in commercial and avings deposits. In view of the conditions that have irevailed during the past twelve nouths nud tho extra burdens that save been Imposed upon the financial nstitutions by tho government, tho of Iclals consider the year's business lighly satisfactory. '.OCAL FARMERS TO GET NITRATE jovernment To Sell Nitrate for Fee tillzer Through County Agents Washington. D. C. Jan. 14. Notice tns been given to F. Clifford Shaw, Vgrlcultural Agent for Bennington "cuniy. that the V. S. Department of Vgrlcu'ture will sell at cost a supply f nitrate of soda to farmers in Ben itngton County. The nitrate will be sold under the authority of the Food Control Act and ubsequent legislation relating there 0. The price will be fSl.OO a ton. rce on board cars at loading point or 'orL Farmers are to pay In addition rclgbt to their snipping points. Applications for a part of the nit ate bought by the government will e received only from actual farmers r owners or holders of forms for uss n their land, and may be made nroucfi county Agent Show or irough any member of a Jocal com- ilttee consisting of C. L Knapp. orth Bennington; Karl Taylor, Man hester Depot; and h H. West, Dor- et. No money will be required with the pp'icatlon but upon notice from the lthorlzcd representative of the De- artment of Agriculture farmers who ive signed applications must, de osit with a local bank, association. individual, designated by the Sec tary of Agriculture to art a-s the armors' agent for that purrooe. noney to cover the cost of tho ferti'!- er except the freight charco. Ii actlcal'y every cae tho money wi'! e paid to a County Nitrate D!str!bu- or designated by the Department of '.rlctilture. Nitrate will be chirped " distributors on siriif ilr.ifr ivit! i'l of lading attached. Llstrlbuter;- III pay drafts, take no the bills el! Adiuff. collect money from fanner nd distribute nitrate to fr.rmers Nrrangements have been made Id so nre a largo quantity of uitra'o end Is believed that a'l reasonable re- i'lirements can ho met. All applications for nitrate must be nade'on or before Saturday, Jan. 25. 3APTIST LADIE3' AID ELECTION Officers and Chairmen Chosen for Ensuing Year. At the annual meeting of tho Lnd is' Aid Society of the Baptist church, vhich was held Monday afternoon, he following officers were elected: resident. Mrs. E. W. Bradford; Stu. Ice president, Mrs. Boy Paddock; unlor vice president. Mrs. Newton 'ottroll; treasurer, Miss Harriet Sib ey; secretary, Mrs. Herbert Mars !en; chairman of circles. Main, Mrs. V, C. Towart; Union, Mrs. William I. Myers; Gage, Mrs, Elinor Hough on; Kim, Mrs. H. K. Est 03; School md North, Mrs. Thomas Davenport; event h ward. Mrs. Steen. The reports for the year's work. "91S, was very satisfactory. The fi- lances of tin society have increased o that tho treasurer's report showei hat. while quite a sum of money was 'xpended on work that Is always as utned by the society, there is still a toodly sum on hand. The result, of ho work done by the blue and red teams, which were recently organ ized, Is meeting with wonderful ap proval. In the special lino of work (or which the society Is organized are found good reasons for congratula tion for the year's success. SURVEY OF DAMAGE PLANNED President Wilson to Have Indepen dent Estimate of Amount. Paris, Jan. 15 -President Wilson will havo before him nil Independent estimate of the actual physical dam ir,o suffered by France and Belgium luring the war when the pence con gress reaches the stage of discussing Indemnities. A survey Is now being planned und probably will be conducted by over two hundred American army officers. BYTSHSTEE! of Police Fores Had Been Suspended U N B E C O M I XG CONDUCT Action Taken at Special Meeting Called Tuesday Evening by Police Commitlee. . Chief of Police Patrick Brazil, who baa been under suspension for a week, was re-Instated at a' epocLil meeting of U10 village board of trus tees Tuesday evening. At the rogular January meeting of the board a reso lution wa3 Introduced stating that In asmuch as it had como to tho know ledge of the board that tho chief had " been guilty of conduct not bocomlng" an officer that h.j be suspended for u period of one week and that ho bo re quired to .show cause why ho should not be permanently discharged. During the week tho police commit toe ha3 mado further Investigation of the case and at the request, of Chair man Howard of the committee a spec ial meeting was cal'ed for Tuesday oveuing. President Holden presided qnd there were present Trustees Mor rlsscy, McGurn. Bergeron, Howard and Wills. Clerk Hogan and Corpora ation Attorney Chare were also in at tendance. It was moved and carried unanimously that tho officer bo rein stated. Chief Brazil has been an officer in Bennir.gfn during the past 15 years ' and in view of his long sorvico, the members cf the board expressed them selves freely in favor of his re-instate mcnt. Trustee North, who was not prsent ut the meotirg telephoned his approval cf thu action. . Street Commissioner Crawford was a'so present nt the meeting and there was on informal discussion-regarding the overhauling of tho machluery be lonstng to tho villa go including the truck, the steam roller and the village sprayer. Inasmuch as the meeting hud been cal'ed for a special purpose, nn oHicia! act! in could to taken on ether mattts. --' ' VERMONT NCWS Items of Interest From Various Parts of tho State. More than 600 utuclcnts ar enrolled In tho University cf Vermont for the second pcme.' tcr and more are expec ted. Secretary A. C. Html of tho Windsor county Y. M. C. A. will leave soon for France to erg.ice in special work ar the representative of the national and county essociatiou. Miss Alice Jen keraoti will have charge of tho Wins dor county headquarters during Mr. Ilurd's absence, while the members of tho county committee will glyo attention to tie business matters that n;ay c?u-.c up. Twenty yettra nro, at the time of, :.) i?nanish Arncr.can war, Charles S. Fran!; we re tho uniform of a troop er iu the Crd V. 3. cavalry at Fort Et'.nn Alien. On ono of tho 'sleeves cf hi.; Hrvieo coat was sown tho in $T,nia of a corporal. That was 20 years ago. 1 oday that snmo man iiuignia of a lieutenant- wcaiv. th color.f 1 and 1 oiiicialiy recognized as tho co;n:iKw;li!'.g o;T;cer of all tha military r.t Fort Lilian A'.'.en. Major II. Nch-ou Jae'. on, who ar. rived in Now York Dec ':9 from ser vice in France, came ' Burlington Thur.--d.iy morning, accompanied by Mrs. Jae'.:? nn. who wont to New York to meet hl:n. lie lias a ten days' leave and w.jl soon enter a hospital for treatment for his left arm, which v:a:i injured while ho 'was giving aid to an American fold'er who had been truck by a Gorman bullet. Two bul lets entered Major Jackson's arm, which ho car. ios in a filing. William E. Scott, who camft from Denver, Col., to Johnson with the re maim; of his brother. Colonel Scott, and had been 111 ever since tho fun eral, died at the home of his brother. Daniel Scott, iu Johnson Monday r.Ighl. His remains will bo placed i;i the vault and buried at Eden in the spring. Ho leaves no family. Ills wire died in 190S in Denver, where Mr. Soott went in 1S7S and leaven quite an catate. Daniel Scott la the only relative In his father's family, tho deceased was 7J years old. At tho second dinner nnd meeting the Vi'ii Ness house in Burlington, of the Vermont patrol committee, hold on Thar -day evening ut the Van N'es: house in lluilintton. more than 2?r leading men of Vermont met to give an additional push lo the movement: for better roads, and listened lo an inspiring address by Congressman' elect I'aniei ueen 01 mo 1.11 .ew Veil: district. M. C. Webber of But l iitil, counsel for the legislative com mittee of the patrol committee, mnd his report of u re-draft of the bill whkh will he presented to tho le.ls l.iliiro nt this . session. While tho ('raft of th:1 bill is not final nnd somu changes probably will be made in it, the gi neral outline is expected to re main. I'llt-K ( iirnl In l ( II lnj Priir ''! r l iiM'l innnrif If f'AZO 1 IVI MKNT fail." to eir ItoMnU, Hliiul, l : 1 -If it er PrntriiiMnR I'llon. r-i..iis 1 1 rit.u 1.1:1 : ""uthm ini IIo.iIm. Von c in c ' rrntful mcp utter itia 111 ?t Ki-;'l.t.V.iua. l'rl'-o ec.