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NEWS AND CITIZEN. JULY 10, 1918 emoerdnce i HIKTflRY nf MORRISTOIAN LfJL0e,r proprietors' meeting in May 'Conducted by tbe Nationn! Woman's Christian Temperance Union.) MANY DRINKERS FOR PROHIBI TION. As an example of liquor-users who acknowledge the evils of drinking and fire helping to vote out the traffic is the inillionnire packer, Patrick Cud- ahy. lie is doing line antiliquor edu national work in hispaeking plant ut Cudahy, vrR i:i an open letter pub lished in the Milwaukee Times he thus describes h. of the effects of a world-wide prohibition as he sees Them : "If S'.nie all-powerful person were to appear at the present time on earth and perform a miracle, changing all the booze in the world back to water, and issuing a decree that any "person who aitempted to make another drop of it would be struck dead by an elec tric bolt from heaven, just imagine if you can the change that would take place- in the world, say ninety days after ihis event. See the red noses 'hanging to white; the fat beer bloats shrinking to their natural size; the 'man whom alcohol made a brute of, returning to his normal condition; his wife, whose life this alcohol brute sad ! en od and almost destroyed, returning fo her normal condition; the wrinkles and tear farrows in her face being! smoothed out; the solor coming back to her cheeks; her eyes becoming hright again ; her saddened and wretched face becoming joyful and happy. "la short, the home that alcohol made wretched is now jovful and happy. e also see the saloons changed Into places of usefulness some of them ice cream and soda water par lors. A great many of them are used for book stores, for the men who spent their time iu saloons are now reading oooks. "'The saloonkeepers themselves have cone back to their trades and are now useful citizens. And by doing away with alcohol we do not need nearly -o many policemen. About seventy of the policemen have been :god and are engaged In other .:oyr.ier.t in the shops, and on the .;v;n.s changed from idle men to use ful producers. The prisons, such as ur house of correction, are changed from prison to recreation halls. The grounds about them are converted into beautiful parks. Teople are now saving the lnoney formerly spent for booze. Savings banks are springing up all over the country. In short, the Jrunkards and criminals of the world, made so by alcohol, of all classes, are now industrious people and living hai.py lives. What a glorious change, If this could be brought about, and It may be partially brought about some time by prohibition." Mr. Cudahy confesses he drinks both lieer and whisky, yet seeing the evils of intemperance he uses his Influence against the saloons in his own town. A friend of his, Mr. J. P. Eenscher, In a letter published by the same paper, says: "I am not a prohibitionist. I drink beer, although I have never touched whisky, but I have seen the misery which it has created, and I shall do everything within my power to wipe out the thirty-eight' bum factories which we now have in Cudahy." - Many drinking men, rich and poor, are taking the same attitude. WRITTEN BY E LIS HA BRIGHAM REVISED BY CHARLES S. GLEED EVEN BREWERS HATE THE SA LOON "JVo one understands the saloon bet ter than those engaged in the business. TLey live as far from it as their ,,1 1 , . Al ,,...., .Vint- nt miiJJS W ill U1IOW , llll'y R1W UIU1 saloon can live except as it draws money to the bar that is needed by wives and children 'round about. They knw that the saloons in the city can -be traced by the raising death rate among little child. en that die from 'neglect because the money to which thvy xe entitled is squandered at a Tneighboring bar. They know, too, that -whn the" alcoholic habit is once fast 'nwl on a man or a woman, it travels . la the blood and that little children 'lia-we the door of hope shut on them be 'iore their eyes have opened to the light f the day. 1NINETY PER CENT DROP IN DRUNKENNESS. IXrunkenness in Ogden, Utah, during Ave iponths of prohibition decreased -approximately 90 per cent. During the first soen months of 1017 there '-were 916 arrests for drunkenness ns gainst 02 since Augist 1, 1!M7, no cor Oing to the report of the police de partment. The Salt Lake City News (words the fact that mere of the stork 'tinea thun.ever before brought their wives and daughters or other members f the family with them to the conven tion held in that city this year, ami the dryness of the state Is said to be the ires-son. WrRE WORKING FOR JUST THAT. This is our ideal a land where you ?mi 't no drunkard ftafjeering on "the roc J towards his doom, a land where 'yoa have slums for humanity to 'to, in, a kind where you have two -tl'-'rds of Its rriwn cells empty, n 1 with its workhouses vanfc-hed, a lat-S with its children well fed. well dotted, well sheltered, well trained, :wi their merry laughter ringlnc r"rir,V Rhnll he driven from all V6v.rts. F-ht Eon- David Lloyd Skiriri, toiitinner This meeting probably was never held as the next meeting of which we have knowledge was held under a call issued bv a justice of the peace, under date of 17th of January 1787, at which Samuel Robinson was chosen Mod erator and Joseph Hinsdill Clerk, after which, they voted to make a division in said town, voted to lay-outgone hun dred acres to each original right with an additional five acres to each lot for road, voted to lay-out said lots one hundred and sixty rods in length and one hundred and five rods in breadth and that the lines be run round the lots and the corners made and numbered and a plan thereof re turned to the proprietors at the next meeting, voted to give Lieut. Joseph Hinsdill twenty-six shillings for each right, except public rights, to complete the survey ag reeable to the above votes and to be done before the first Wednesday in August next, voted to adjourn this meeting to the first Wednesday of August next at one of the clock to this place. ATTEST: Samuel Robinson. Moderator. On August 1st, 1787, the proprietors met at Benning ton and, Hinsdill having returned a plan of the first divi sion of said township, voted to accept the return of the laying-out the first division, voted to allow Joseph Hins dill three pounds eighteen shillings for cash paid for get ting out the charter and for advertisements, voted to raise a tax of twenty-seven shillings on each right for the laying-out the first division and other charges, voted to proceed to a draft of the first division lots, chose David Russell (a disinterested person) to draw the numbers out of the box, voted Captain David Robison Collector to col lect the above tax, voted to adjourn this meeting to the last Wednesday of September next at this place at ten of the clock. Samuel Robison, Moderator, Bennington, 26th Sept ember, 1787, the proprietors being met, voted Eben Wal bridge Moderator, voted to adjourn to the last Wednes day of May next at Thomas Jewett's, Esq., in Pownal, at one oi the clock m the aiternoon. Ebeneser Walbridge, Moderator, Pownal, 28th, May, J (bo, the proprietors being met, voted to allow. Samuel Morse his account, which is three pounds seven shillings, voted to adjourn this meeting to the third Wednesday of beptember next to this place. ATTEST : Samuel Robi son, Moderator, Pownal. September 17th, 1788, the proprietors beinc met. vo ted Daniel Horsford Moderator, voted to adjourn this meeting to the first Monday of February to William Gris wold's at Bennington at one of the afternoon. Benning ton, second of February, 1789, the proprietors being met, voted to make a second division in said township, voted that the said division consist of two hundred acres to each proprietors' right, voted to give Joseph Hinsdill one puunu inn teen Burnings on each right to complete the sur vey of the above division and that the lines be run all round the lots and the corners made At this point a portion of these records is lost. The only way to de termine the loss is by computation, as the record is not numbered from here on; in fact, the records do not show that the second division was ever laid out and accepted bv the proprietors. 1 e The next meeting of the original proprietors of Mor ristovvn is under date of Thursday the fifth of August, 1790, and reads, "the proprietors of Morristown being met according to adjournment voted to adjourn this meeting to the last Tuesday of November next, then to meet at ,PJLace at one of the cIock in the afternoon. SAMUEL ROBESON, MODERATOR." oaiuul The next meeting is under date of Tuesday the 30th of November, 1790, when it was voted to adjourn to the first Thursday of May next at this place at one of the ATnti" the afternoon- SAMUEL ROBESON, MODER A. 1 Ulv. iTh? nefc meetin is undei date of the fifth of Mav 1791, when it was voted to adjourn to the first Thursday ot August next to meet at this place at one of the clock in the afternoon. This is all there is to the record and it is believed never to have been held, as the next proprietors' meeting of which we have a record was held under a call by a Justice of the Peace to be held at Cambridge on the first Wednesday of July, 1794, at the house of Jonathan b lsk at one of the clock in the afternoon to act on the fol lowing questions 1st. To elect a Moderator. 2nd. To see if the proprietors will pay Samuel Morse a sum of money for services done for said proprie tors, and voted to him in a former proprietors' meeting and the interest of said money. 3rd. To see if the proprietors will give lands to anv person or persons that will build a gristmill or sawmill m saiu town. 4th. To see ff the proprietors will vote to give to anv men, nat; fceiucu in town on triiuiviaea lands the land or lands fhey are settled on in room of their draft or let them have the liberty of having it i room of their un divided rights so far as their undivided lands shall cover the same. 5th. To see if the proprietors will vote to lay-out all or any part of the undivided lands in said town of Mor ristown and if so vote to take some method to lay out said land as shall be most for the benefit of said proprietors. Oth. To see if the proprietors will choose a commit tee to perambulate the town lines. JONATHAN ROBF SON, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. BENNINGTON, April 17, 1794. As appears by the records on the 2nd of July, 1794, the proprietors of Morristown met at the house of Jonathan Fisk in Cambridge and choose Samuel Morse Moderator and Micajah Dunham, Clerk, protem, then voted to Sam uel Morse three pound and seven shillings and isterest 28th, 1788, the third articles passed over for the present, voted to let those that have made improvements on the undivided (lana) have their lands in room of their draft according to quantity and quality by a Committee adjust ing the same, voted to lay-out the third division and voted Samuel Morse, a committee, to lay out said lands and Theophilus Wilson- Fitch, the secondveommittee, with Mr. Morse to price said lands and make return of the same according to the best of their judgement, voted to let the sixth article, with the third, be adjourned to the next meeting and other things that may be found necessary and an account that Samuel Morse has not broucrht in at this meeting be acted on at their next, voted to adjourn this meeting to the third Monday in July at nine of the clock in the morning at Aaron Kurd's in said town of Mor ristown. Micajah Dunham, Clerk protem, Monday, July 21st, 1794, the proprietors met at Aaron Hurd's and voted to adjourn to the twenty-secend day of July, 1794, at this place at four of the clock in the afternoon. Twenty-second of July met at Aaron Hurd's and vo ted Samuel Morse five pound eight shillings and the in terest at three per cent from the 22nd of June, 1784, voted to accept the doings of -the committee of laying out the third division and the draft of the same, voted to ad journ this meeting to the 28th of July instant at this place at nine of the clock in the morning. The proprietors met at time and place and voted to raise the sum of twelve shillings on each right of land in town, public rights excepted, for a settling the third division and other incidental charges, voted Aaron Hurd their collector, voted John MaDanel their treasurer, voted to adjourn this meeting without day. Micajah Dunham, Clerk protem. This may certify that the committee and clerk were sworn to the faithful discharge of their duties before Jonathan Fisk, Esq. Micajah Dunham, Clerk, protem. (To be Continued) SAVAGE AND HIS SHIELD Writer Explains Why Ivien BuUor Their Clothing With the Right Hand. A popular writer who is pnrtieularlj fond of givinjr his readers diluted sci ence, in sugared pellets, says that mer hutton their clothing with the 'ij.ii! hand heeause their prehistoric uncos tors used to carry shields on their lefl arms. To quote his own words: "Primitive man had a shield on his left arm to protect the heart side from attack. Tlmf left his right hand fret to do the buttoning." This is interesting and highly imncj inntive, but is it true? Did primitive man wear shirts and collars, vests nnd coats, that buttoned up at all? And (lid ho know that his heart was more important to guard than his lungs or his liver? Is there any real evidence that he was concerned about the rela tive value of his internal organs, when he fashioned his shield? Did he carry his shield on his left arm to protect his heart or was it to leave his right arm, apparently always the stronger, in the majority of individuals, free to wield a sword or spear, or a stone hammer or knobbed war club, farther back toward the beginning of man's long story on this battered old planet? P.eyond quest ioiT, he wanted his most efficient hand nnd arm free to use his weajMins, but Is it certain or even probable that lie had a strong preference for lieing stabbed In the right side, if he mast needs be punc tured nt nil? Surely the weapon of nttnek always dominnted the means of defense. The knife counted more than the shield. The spear controlled the use of hands and anus more than any buckler ever did. Buttons are placed for the conveni ence of the right hand, not because the left hand was kept busy, carrying a shield, ia the childhood of the human race, but because the right hand was usually the stronger nnd more skillful then, Just as it Is now. CNE RESULT OF THE WAR The new chimney 'o the O:tauqueoliee oolnn mill t North Hartlaud has been completed ami is 123 feet high. Little Village of Oberammergau Has Received Spiritual and Physical Blow. : N Oberammergau, the little village In P-avaria that became world-famous as the home of the Passion Play, is vir tually a deserted village where sorrow broods! All of its male inhabitants capable of bearing arms have entered the ranks of the Bavarian army, and many have fallen in battle. Miss Madeleine Doty, who has vis- ' Ued the village, in recording her ex periences relates a conversation that she- had with a waitress at the little hotel. "The town is sad," we averred. "Why shouldn't it be?" she retorted, "We have lost so much." "How many men have gone to war?" we nsked. "Every one under 45r Five hundred and fifty out of a population of 1SOO." We paused a moment. It seemed brutal to go on now, but we wanted information. "There were 40 killed and 48 wounded the first year. I don't know the number now." "Will there ever be another Passion Play?" She shrugged her shoulders. 'TTov? can I tell? Some of the players and musicians have lost an arm or a leg and others are dead. The town no longer has any money." We pushed back our chairs and went out into the golden sunshine. No one moved about the streets. It was like a village swept by a plague and deserted. War has been a special dis aster to Oberammergau. It has dealt a blow nt its spiritual ns well as Its physical welfare. Atlantic Monthly. "BEST MEDICINE FORWOMEN" H. What Lydia L. Finkhams Vegetable Compound Did For OhSo Woman. Portsmouth, Ohio.r" I suffered from irregularities, pains in my biub so weaK at times i could hardly get around to do my work, and as I had four in my family and three boarders it made it very hard for me. Li'dia E. Finkham's Vege table Compound was recommended t me. I took it and it has restored my health. It is certaialy the best medicine for woman's ailments I ever saw." Mrs. Sara Shaw, E. No. 1, Portsmouth, OhiJ. Mrs. Shaw proved the merit of this medicire and wrte this I?Ker in order that other suffering woman may find relief as she did. Wot en who tre storing a3 she was hould not drar 'OT1P from day to day without giving ihis famous root and herb remf -if, LvdiaE. Pinkhsm's Vege table Conv.Vur.'L a trial. For special vhice in roerl to fiih siSments write to Lydia D. Pir.Vhari TJt-di-'in" Co.,Lyrm, Mas. Ihe r:i'f f f i? forty years experience is hi iut 6.n ice. ill I jpprill ; I j -V.-.-iL1; ill ! ill SpLtMM . - ' . . Legend of Alsace. There is a quaint old legend of Alsace concerniag a family of giants who, once upoii a time, lived in a cet tain castle in a certain valley of the old country. The moral of the story seems nppropr-Iate at a time when the French minister of agriculture, to men tion but ene of the allies. Is making special effort to encourage the culti vation of lamd. The giants lived, says the legend, far froai the peasants of the plaid, nniJ one day the daughter of the house, who, t-hoagh quite a child, was already 30 feet high, strolled toward the plain nd saw a laborer peacefully plowing his field. ?he picked up the peasant. the horse aivd the plow and put them in her ptaafore and returned to th eastle to.stow what she had found to her .faher. "What you think is hut a toy," snld the giant, "is what produces the food which ea4ilMi us to live. Put 'back the laborer nwd.-his horse where you found them. Fran that time onward, adds the tale, te peasants were never more molested y the giants. Christian Science Motdtor. A Canan's Daughter, Probably. From m English story: "Come and hava some ten," she cordially boomed as she rd- P-oston Transcript. Subtle Youthful Reasoning. Jimmy hn4 been coaxing his mother all day .Jr,souie of the new jam that t-he had J and in order to discour age him sit tried to tell hiiu that it did not turn well and that t-he would hae to glva it to the little dog, Too lies, nest tior. A few hours later she fnund 1ihi in a corner in the pantry, nil sineaixfd up with the Jam and the jar half empty. In answer to his J liu'thcr'a questions as to what he was j doing he said: "Toodles don't like 1 Jam, and you mustn't frow anything ' away, so I thought I would eat It." STOVVE M'. nud Mr. MeW;n B ioe and children of - Waifi buiy are paosiug the week in Stowe. Miss II atie Pratt lias renumed her work a-t Hi's', asHiHtiint at the posiofiioe after two weeks' veatiuu. . The hours for closing the stores In the Tillage are as follow: Monday 9:00 p. m.jTuesd iy, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 0:00; Saturday 10:00. Fran!: Santamore, who recently'came to Stowe from Barust and it trnployed as cream gatherer by the Gold Brook Creamery Association, will occupy the euemeiu vacated by D. V. Reed in the Fisher house at tbe Lower Village. Gordon iiuil, who returned Monday from Putney, went last Wednesday to Burlington, where lie uuderwent an oper" atiou lor appendicitis at the Fanny Allen hoppital Thursday. His father, B. O Bull, accompanied him to Burlitigton. Mrs. Margaret Drang, 95 years of ace, aud the oldest resident, is suffering from a broken hip, the result of a fall, when she stubbed her toe, at ber home with her daughter, Mrs. V. H. II. Felix, Saturday. Mrs. Drugg's condition is considered serious. The Fourth of 1918 was the quietest known in Stowe in many years. The sound of fire crackers and other explo sives was almost entirely lacking. The closing of the postofflce and stores for a part of the day marked the extent of the observance here. Mr. and Mrs. George F. Adams and children aud Mr. Adams' parents, Mr. and' Mrs. William W. Adams motored last Saturday by way cf Addison and Shoreham to Ticonderoga, X. T., where tliey visited Mrs. Adams' brother, Elmer Robinson and other relatives. They also visited Forli Ticonderoga, Lake George and other points of interest in the vicin ity. They returned home Monday of last week by way of Pittsburgh, Chazy Lauding and the Islands. Miss Elsie Stebbins of Claremont. N". II., is visiting her mother, Mrs. Cynthia Stebbins, aud other Stowe friends. Miss Mary Stebbins has gone to Hampton, N. H., where she will pass the summer with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs, who was formerly of Stowe and who was the first man in tbe United Srates to enliBt under the govern ment call for shipbuilders, is employed at tbe shipyards io Portsmouth and makes his home with his family in Hamp ton, moving there from Randolph. George S.. Harris of Morristown, N. J. who is an instructor at Kamp Kill Kare at St, Albans Bay, returned to tbe camp Thursday after a few days at the home o his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. F. Harris at the lower village. D wight W. Harrisi who motored from Keene, N. H., Wed nesday of last week to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Harris, was accompanied home Thursday by Mrs. Harris and children, who have beea here ten days and also by Mr. Harris' sistersi the Misses Margaret and Pauline Harris, and Miss Mary Chapin, who will visitber uncle and aunt, Mr, and Mrs. S. M. Board man, in Keene, X. H. First Lieutenant, T. Alden Straw, on seven days leave from his command, tbe 22nd Balloon Co., at Fort Morrison, Va arrived last Wednesday at tbe home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert R. Straw, joining there his grand mothen Mrs. T. H. Osmund of Springfield, Obio his uucle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy ilerron, and his sister aud family, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Wright and children of Fairfax, and tbus completing a re. union of the Uerron family with the ex ception of the daughter and the older son of Mr. and Mrs. Herroa, Mrs. F. K. Kobb of Ripon, Wis., and Ensign Robert C. Herron, third in command on a sub marine chafer. German Morals. A senator was talking, at a tea ta Trovidence nbout the Germans. "I heard a young lady schoolteacher tell a story the other day," he said, "whieh brought the Germans vividly to my mind. "The young lady said she came upon two of her pHptis one afternoon la a wood. The older pupil was eating a stick of enndy. The younger one was howling with rage and grief on the ground. The young lady inquired int the matter nnd soon learned how the land lay. "Gus,' she said to the older btfy, Indignantly. Mo you think It's fair to take Tommy's stick of candy away from him?' " 'Fair?' said Gus, as he sucked away. T don't have to he fair. I can lick him.' "Washington Star. Ill-Tempered Baboons. In the course of his travels, the cel ebrated Gulliver came across a coun try where horses were the real ieo ple. tbe nearest representative of bu niankind being a . most degraded and bestial race called Yahoos. Dea. Swift, who wrote the story, got his data from what he-had b-nrned of the baboons of South Africa, which are great npes remarkably humanlike. They travel in bands of two score or more usually and at night post seti nels, whose cry of warning in case of ganger is "luh-hoo. yah-hoor The linnoons are uniiouritwny re mote cousins of our own. but they do us little creoic. kh an aniuiais tney are tbe ucliest tempered, and no amount of kinMne will ever tame them or (in raptivty) Inspire In their minds the slightest affectloa for their keepers. Itcbir-e. bleedinc. protrndine or blind , pilea have yielded to Lean's O nrutlU. ' 00c at all diug stores. ad r.