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DELL C 9 EVENING CALEDON ' 'x A Newspaper Covering the Entire Northeast Quarter of Vermont State Every Working Day VOLUME IV NUMBER 28 weather-Fah tonight & weUnesday ST. JOIINSBURY, VERMONT, TUESDAY, JULY 29, 1919 Temperature 66 Degrees PRICE TWO CENTS OO0 FHC3SGO HE COMMISSION TO DECIDE BELGIUMS CLAIMS ON DUTCH To Reconsider Treaty of 1839 Which Gave Dutch Belgian Territory r ' (Associated Press Correspondent) WASHINGTON, July 28 A com missioni reprcsenting seven powers will mect in Paris on Thursday, July 29, to consider the demands of Bel gium for reconsideration of the treaty of ÌS'Ò'J by which Hoiland annexcd the tcrritory on the south bank of the Scheldt river and the southern part of Dutch Limburg, an elòngated 1 sirip of land between Belgium and Germany, says a Uelgain officiai an nouncernent issued nere. In view of this meeting, the Bel gian Oliicial information Service has macie public a statement by Dr. A. Hebbelynck, Rcctor Emeritus of the University of Louvain, reviewing the treaties under which Hoiland obtain ed posscssion ot the disputed tcrri tory and sctting forth arguincnts m favor of lielgium's claims. Dr. Hebbelynck, who is now in New York, declares that "the con tention of Bclgium is that, both for the safeguard of its military security in the north and for its cconomical development, it must have absolute control of the southern half of the river Scheldt, which implies posses sion of its loft bank." This left bank irom the North Sea ncarly to the Bel gian port of Antwerp now is control ied by Hoiland. Bclgium, says Dr. Hebbelynck, was, compelled by the treaty of 1839 to re cognize Holland's sovereignty over this territory, now known as Dutch Flanders. In return Belgium was to be protected by treaties of neutrality. the futulity of which, he says, was demonstrated in 1914, when Germany callcd them "mere scraps of paper," and invaded Belgium. "The experiences of 1914," contin ues," Dr. Hebbelynck, "have madc clcar that unless Antwerp can even in time of war maintain its frec access to the sea unhampered by the quib bles of a ncutral neighbor, the posi tion of Antwerp is rendered indefen sible for any length of time. The perii is made ali the more acute by the fact that Antwerp is the only seaport availablc in Belgium for big ships such as, army and ammunition transports. " From the economical point of vicw it is an absolute necessity that Belgium obtain the right to manage without hinchancc, as a sovereign and independent power, the whole water system not only of the Sheldt river from Antwerp to the sea but also of the lowlying lands of North ern Flanders and of the ship canal from Ghent to the Scheldt river at Terneuzen. "The keys of Antwerp are at pre sent in foreign hands. Belgium claims them on the strength of prin ciples of international law, today uni versally proelaimed." He asserts that endless trouble ar ises from the manner in which the Dutch govcrnment officials carry out the agreement over the use of the small harbor of Terneuzen, an outlet (Contlnued on Taso Four) The Ideal SLAYS HIS NIECE -AND THEN TAKES HIS OWN LIFE Farmer Had Often Exprcs sed Determinatoli to End His Own Life BELLOWS FALLS, July 2911. F. Webber, owner oi' a farm near Rockingham, yesterday earried out an expressed intention of many years by committing suicide, but murdered his 18 year old niece to accornplish it. Returning from the hay lìcld for dinner, Webber declared in the presence of his wife and girl, Miss Mary Ilyan, that he intended to shoot hinisclf. Picking' up a riflc he rari to his barn, followed by the young girl, who attempted to take the wea pon from him. He turned the muz zle and discharged the gun, its con- tents pcnetrated the thigh and pelvis of the girl. He then lired a shot through his chest, dying immediate- Miss Kyan was removed to the ; Rockingham Hospital, where sho died scveral hours latcr. I The dead man had livcd in this j vicinity for five ycai's and was con fiderei! eccentric by his ncighbors, to iwhom he had often expressed the in i tcntion to commit suicide. Normal School at Rutland May Use Former House of Corre ction for Instructing Teachers John son and Castleton Lose Schools TJTTTT.A'MTl .Tulu 9) Rpnrnsf-nbi f i, sft T?m,i KAn. ,. t i a i r- i c : tjon visiiea une ìoniier iiuu.-e ui tui- rection Sunday to look over the plant with reference to its being a suitable location for a state normal school. The new school would take the place of the two schools now located at Johnson and Castleton. As the Leg islature gave the two schools a lease of life to August, 1920, only, the board is considering nieans to pro vide a supply of teachers for future years. The Rutland proposition has met with grcat favor in some quart ers. At the meeting of the board of ed ucation in the morning Miss Owella Hazclton of Essex was electcd teach er at the State Prcventorium at Es sex Center. Rollo G. Reynolds, formerly execu tive clerk of the board, was appoint cd acting supcrintendent for the distriets, which are at present with out a supcrintendent, the appoint ment being for two months. These distriets are Orleans, North, Chit tenden South, Washington Northeast and Bennington Central. At the meeting Sunday those pres ent included Governor Clcment, Supt. Hillegas, James Hartness, L. B. Johnson and M. C. Webber. MOTOR AMBULANCE Telephone 277-M New up-to-date, easy riding. Calla from a distance at re-dsonable ratea. St. Johnsbury Vt. C. A. Calderwood, Inc. il o l- This is to notify you that the irritation and the well known preparation Nasal Ointment, Composed Also Use THE ater T'clij To Be iFreed The- toll bridge at Upper Waterford will undobtedly be freed to ali traffic in the near future. A sale price of $14,500 was placed upon the bridge at the meeting in the Toll House at the bridge entrance last night and the money to be raised was distributed'as follows: Vermont $6,000, New Hampshire $6,000, Grafton County, N. H., $2,000, and the town of Waterford, Vt, $500. The freeing of the old toll .bridge at Upper Waterford which is now a practical certainty will mark the pass ing of a historic structure which has becn in operation for 115 years. The first bridge was opened in 1894 and the present iron structure, the fourth in the series of bridges at Waterford was built in 1892. The bridge now in use was inspected two years ago and was pronounced first class in ali respcets. Gov. Clenicnt, Road Commissioner Batcs and the State Commission coni posed of C. II. Davis of Windsor, Wm. W. II. Bell of Luncnburg and John G. Roy of East Barnet repre sented the state of Vermont. Bridge Commis.ioners of both states and the Grafton county commission, Mooney and Turner were present, as well as delegate from the towns of Waterford, Vt, and Littleton, N. II. and reprcscntatives of the stock holders of the bridge corporation. The incoine of the bridge has plac- 1 ed a valuation of between $600 and t $700 per share on the stock of the i corporation, mere are lhere aro about sixty stockholders. The owners have agreed to dispose of the stock at $250 per share to the joint state commis- sions. 1 The business of closing up the deal is left with the Vermont State Com mission subject to the approvai of Governor Clcment. There are several othor bridges across the Connecticut between Ver mont and New Hampshire which are stili collecting tolls. The one at Northumberland is now in the pro cess of being frecd. KITCIIEN SHOWER Miss Flavia Folsom Entertains for Miss Pcarl Wilmot Wcdding Tomorrow (Special to tìie Caledonian) LYNDON VILLE, July 29 A kitchen shower was given at the home of Miss Flavia Folsom, daughter of Air. and Mrs. II. E. Folsom, ini honor of Miss Pcarl Wilmot, who if to becoine the bride of Prescott Moore at the Wilmot home tqmorrow. About thirty-five guests werc present. The house was prettily, decorated with sweet peas. The fi re place in the, living room was banked full of variegated sweet peas, the cf fcct of which was most beautiful. The gifts were prescnted in a nov el and most attractive manner. On the table. in the living room was a white parasol under which was a kewpie dressed as a bride. Atachcd to the parasol were pink ribbons' which suspended little notes each telling where the bridc-to-be would find a gift. Accompanying each gift. was a rhyme. After the gifts had been distributed ìcfrcshments were served. of Borie Acid, Sodium Chloride, Menthol, Oil of Eucalyptus and White Vaseline. Use it Before and After Your AMERICAN THROAT TABLETS for Sore Throat and Cough. At Ali Druggists ford Toll BASE BALL NATIONAL LEAGUE Ycsterday's Results At Philadelphia Boston 5, Philad edphia .'. At Brooklyn New York 7, Brook lyn 4. At Cincinnati Cincinnati 8, Pitts burg 7. Chicago-St. Louis rain. Standing of the Clubs Won Lost P. C. 53 24 .088 ! 55 27 .071 1 40 M .501 1 40 42 .488 1 40 43 .482 ,-JO 48 .385 30 50 .375 27 51 .340 New York Cincinnati i Chicago Brooklyn 1 ittsburg Boston gt i Philadelphia Games Today Boston ni Cincinnati. New York at Pittsburg. AMERICAN LEAGUE At Boston Boston 5, New York 1. Standing of the Clubs Won Lost P. C. Chicago 55 31 .040 Cleveland 49 37 .570 Detroit 4S 37 .505 New York 40 37 .554 Si. Louis 45 39 .630 Boston 37 40 .440 Washington 37 51 .420 Philadelphia 22 01 .205 Gamcs Today Detroit at Boston. Chicago at New York. Cleveland at Philadelphia. St. Louis at Washington. GAMES THIS WEEK Border Leaguc Standing Newport Mccts North Troy on Saturday Derby Line vs. Beebe Games Saturday of the Border League are: Newport at North Troy. Derby Line at Beebe. Standing of League Won Lost P. C. 1000 500 250 250 Newport Derby Line Beebe North Troy 8 4 2 9 Use Nazol for Colds and Catarrh. catarrh caused by UJ Si-V U U d7 70L " 1 iw f mM LATE NEWS BULLETIN (By Associated Press) CHICAGO, July 29 Four thous and soldiers stood ready today to quell race riots between negroes and whites, that during two nights of terror in the South side Black Belt cost the lives of at least 20 men and injury of hundreds of others. One unidentified negro was killed and two negroes wounded at Wabash and Adams streets, in the heart of the downtown district in rioting which was renewed ehortly before seven o'clock this morning. A police captain in tho Black Belt ascribed the trouble to hoodlooms of negroes who carne here in the last two years to make up labor shortage causcd by the war. He said his experience showed that the older residents had sanely refrained from clashes having been accustome to the frecdom allowed to the blacks without turning it into license. (By Associated Press) NEW YORK, July 29 Responsi bility for the cruel treatment of Am erican soldiers at Prison Farm, No. 2 near Paris, was placed squarely upon the shoulders of Major General F. S. Strong and Colonel E. P. Grimstcad by Lieut. Frank H. "Hardboiled" Smith in testimony given by him to day before the Congrcssional Com mittec at Governor;s Island. (By Associated Press) WALL STREET, July 29 - Trad - mg was active but the movement was almost entircly down grade. Re - actions one to five points occurred among oils, motors, steels efjuipmcnts and shippings. 4 a (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, July 29 Four otliccrs and three petty officerà of the navy have been convicted by Court Martial on chargea in connec tion with enrolnient, promotion and assignment to duty on reserve in the third naval district of New York, the Navy Department announced to day. (By Associated Press) BERLIN, July 28 The Dcutsches Zeitung claims that Americans in the occupied territories are attemnting to soli their own and the balance of the Armys huge stock of automobiles by smuggling them into Germany thi'ough occupied territory to avoid the German laws against importation of manufactured produets. German newspapers say that if Americans succced in sclling a quantity of cars it will ruin the German automobile in dustry, although in the sanie para- grapli it belittles the quality of the American cars and warns the Ger mans they are liable to prosecutionif they buy them. LOCALNEWS R. Lincoln Marshall has returned from Windsor where he has been vis iting Russell Bcckwith. Howard Marshall of Claremont, N. IL, is visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. G. Marshall. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Walbridge and four daughters returned today from a combined business and pleasure trip at West Danville and thereabouts. Miss Elmere Waring of Wrest New ton, Mass., who has visited in town the past weck has returned to her home. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ladd and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Ross and Miss Ger trude Hazelton motored to Jefferson ville, to visit rclatives, Sunday. the inhaiation of Sends Franco-American Treaty To Senate By Messenger Ratification 'TO GO TO COUNTRY AND EXPLAIN THINGS," HIS EXCUSE FOR TRIP The Presidcnt Will Lea ve Washington Sòon After August 15th Owing to Excessive Heat WASHINGTON, July 29 President Wilson today transmitted to the Senate the special treaty by which the United States pledges itself to come to the aid of France in the event an unprovoked attack by, Germany. The President asked for its early ratification "along with the treaty with Germany." The President may not leave Washington on his tour of the country until August 15th, owing to exces sive heat, Secretary Tumulty said. The trip, he said, Uvrmlrl ha mnrlo evpn chnnlrl 1 " - " "7 . meanwniie as ine rresiueia 'vr.l:n f,;nfrc " Favorable action on the lordered by Senate Foreign without a dissenting vote. Today's dcvelopments followed a renewal of Senate criticisms of the President's delay in offering the de fensive treaty and headed off a pian discussed among republican lead ersv to drop consideration of the treaty of Versailles until the French treaty has been submitted. A pro vision of the lattei- as made public stipulates that it must be laid before the Senate "at the same time" as the Versailles treaty, which was submit ted more than two weeks ago. Although it was said the republican leaders had reached no final decision, it became known that tentative plans were under way to suspend commit tee consideration of the Versailles' treaty and force a Senate recess if teh President left Washington on his speaking tour, as White House offi cials said last week he would, with out sending in the treaty with France. Scnators who talked with the Pres ident said he volunteéYed no explan ation of his course in the matter. When he prescnted tho Versailles treaty July 10 he made only a bricf reference to the special treaty, saying that "its terms link it with this treaty" and that it would be reserved "for special explication on another occasion." In renewing in the Senate his charge that the President had violat ed the treaty's express provisions by withholding it, Scnator Brandegce, Conn., a Republican member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said Mr. Wilson also had treated the Sen ate unfairly if the treaties really were "linked" together. "I do not care to take one link," said Senator Brandegee, "and let some other gentleman keep the other link in his pocket, if I am expected to judge how the two are to fit to gether." Use The American Throat Tablets. uayiTfcyiPS dust, will be relieved by or '7;!' f fViP Spnnfp rat.ifv tlP t.rpntv Z7Z7 Z'" wam - eu tu gu tu country anu treaty with Colombia was Relations Committee today The cooling breeze of an electric fan is fine while you're in it. 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