The Orwell Citizen from Vergennes, Vermont on July 5, 1923 · 3
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The Orwell Citizen from Vergennes, Vermont · 3

Vergennes, Vermont
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Thursday, July 5, 1923
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THURSDAY, JULY 5, 1923 .'. - J I TISSUE OF FALSEHOOD. Witness Under -Oath Classifies Free Press Story. The result of the inquest, held in the town of Johnson by Attorney-General Frank C. Archibald to determine the truth or falsity of charges made against State's Attorney William E. Tracf, is that the officers of the Burlington newspaper making the , charges failed entirely to make them gdbd. The attorney-general had subpoenaed Willard B. Howe, principal proprietor, ' David W. Howe, and John L. -touth-wick, editor of the Burlington Free Press, also C. M. Watts, of Stowe, a justice of the peace, who was quoted in the article published last December as authority for certain statements and others. - . "The article was a tissue of falsehood from beginning to end," is what Mr. Watts is said to, have told the attorney-general and the newspapermen who were examined. "Furthermore, it is not what I told theFree Press about, the Lyman case." : Mr. Watts has never .sentenced Ly-mtfn, accused of setting liquor, owing, it is said, to the man's mental condition. As to the Warburton case, which was the important case depending on Lyman's, testimony, the records of a justice of the peace in Morrisville show that Warburton' surrendered a still, pleaded guilty and paid a fine of $300 and is now on probation under a suspended sentence of 12 months in state prisonX., . Various other rumors weregone into, according to the report, including a. letter written to.Governor Proctor alleging State's Attorney Tracy's intoxication at a certain place on a certain date. In the case the state's attorney's records show that he was elsewhere in the county on official business on the date in question. . , - Other witnesses who were said to have made similar statements denied absolutely having made any such statements and declared they knew nothing whatever of such a.condition. , The article in question was written by a "free lance" reporter by the name of Ferris, employed by the Free Press to' "write up" state conditions. He was at one time employed on a Hearst newspaper in Boston. ' A ; ' Responsibility Of Motherhood. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. , . There is an old Jewish saying that "God could not be everywhere, there-tore he made mothers." There is . much of beauty . and of truth in the thought. We can hardly concede the assumption that God is not omnipresent, 'but that the mother is his chief representative in the development of men can easily be substantiated by the. records of human life. "Men .are what their mothers make them," says . Emerson. "All . hat I am or hope to be I owe to my angel .mother," said Abrahams-Lincoln, and John Quincy ' Adams put on record acknowledgement of the . same debt in almost the same words. . "My mother's influence in molding my character was conspicuous," said John Ruskin. "She forced me to learn daily long chapters of the Bible by heart. To that discipline and ... patient, accurate resolve I owe not only much of my general power of taking, pains, but the best power of my taste for literature. There was ' little sentiment in 'Napoleon, s but "let "France have good mothers," he said, "and she will have good sons." "The future of society is in the hands of the mothers," says '. De Beaufort. "If the world was lost through woman she alone can save it," and "if you would reform the world from its errors and vices," says another, "begin by enlisting the mothers," which recalls the sententious Spanish proverb that "an ounce of mother is, worth a pound of clergy." . But if all this is true; - and there cdn be no doubt about it, if, as . the poet has said, "the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules- the world," ' what a responsibility it places upon the shoulders of the , mothers! . , - v Brothers Meet After 52 Years. James E. VanGorder of Bennington and Allen A. VanGorder of Oswego, N. Y.,, brothers, met at Bennington last week for the first time in 52 years. James Is 79 .and his brother is 76. They . separated shortly after the close of the Civil, war, one going East and the other West. They . have communicated more or less during the hali century. The only way In which Allen recognized his brother was by a scar on the forehead, received when the two were youngsters and sliding down hill. , 434 flnteresft PER YEAR -PASD SINCE JULY I, 1921 -GUARANTEED TO DEC. 31, 1923 , We' again guarantee that interest at the rate of 4? per cent per year, . compounded semi-annually, will be p.ud to Depositors in our Savings Department for th period ending December 311923. .. - ' Interest at the rate of 434 Per cent Per yea compounded . semi-annually, has been paid by this Bank since July 1, 1921. ' " t On account of the strong financial condition of this Bank, this rate of Interest can be paid, with safety to its Depositors and safety to the Bank. . Money deposited in our savings department on or before . Friday, July 13, will draw interest from July 1. ' The Btirlmgton Trust Company BURLINGTON, VERMONT - COMMANDER OWSLEY COMING. Head Of American Legion .To Visit Vermont Next Week. The following activities in connection with the visit to Vermont of Al-vin Owsley, national commander of the American Legion, and' of the midsummer conference of the Amer ican Legion and auxiliary, department of Vermont, are announced: Tuesday. July 10, 3.30 p. m. Arrival of. and welcome to Commander Owsley at Montpelier. 6.30.- Dinner, party at Pavilion hotel. 8 o'clock. Short public address by Commander Owsley from porch of Pavilion. Legion hall in case of inclement weather.- ' . 9 o'clock. Short public address by Commander Owsley from porch of Legion home, Barre. 10 o'clock. Meeting of 40 and 8, initiation and banquet, Dewey hall, Northfield, under direction of Voi-ture 560. Wednesday, July 11. 10.00 a. m. Midsummer ' conference of post commanders, adjutants and finance officers of Legion and Auxiliary, .department of Vermont, at -State armory, Northfield. ' ( 12 noon. Lunch. 2 p. m. -Address by Commander Owsley. In this, his principal address, the National Commander will bring his message to the Legion-' naires and citizens Pof Vermont. Sabine field, Northfield. State armory in case of inclement weather. 4 o'clock. Green Mountain League base ball, Sabine field, Barre-Montpelier vs. St. Johnsbury. 8.30. Dance at State armory, Northfield. - ..- , - In the late afternoon of Wednes-' day, CommanderOwsley with a delegation from Rutland will motor to that cify to attend a " farewell ban: quet tendered by Rutland post. - Commander Owsley. Commander Owsley- was born in Denton, Texas, June 11, 1888. In 1905, at the age of 16, he was admitted to Virginia Military institute, the West Point of- the South, from which he was graduated with honors in the class of 1909. In 1910 he ' entered the law school of- the University of Texas, graduating in 1913. He became a junior partner in the firm of which his . fathef was " the head. The same year he was elected to the State' Legislature, He was 25 years old, the youngest man who np to that time had sat with the Texas lawmakers. .On the expiration of his legislative term he was elected county attorney of -. Denton County. From this office Mr. Owsley Resigned immediately on the declaration of war and in May 1917, entered the first officers' training camp at Leon Springs, Texas. After acting as division insurance officer and senior instructor at the third officers' training camp at Bowie, Texas, Major Owsley went overseas, commanding his battalion, In July, 1918. In France he was promoted lieutenant colonel and made division adjutant. He was with the division in every day's fighting in which it. was engaged, including' the Aisne and Argonne major offensives. After his return home with his division and subsequent discharge in 1919 Mr. Owsley resumed the practice of law in Denton, re-entering public life a few months later when the governor of Texas appointed him assistant attorney general of the States' "It is doubtful," says President Angell, "whether there was ever more hatred in the world, more cynicism, more blatant unbelief, more , unbridled greed." For this "rising tide of the old animal deeps of human nature," science and art do not offer more- than help; for final salvation we must turn to' the "purging spirit of , the Almighty." New Haven Register. , Mr. Harding's prohibition zeal is accounted for. He has sworn off and become a teetotaler. Like the rest of them, his first thought is to make the rest swear off. It is a good example. In addition to its intrinsic virtue, it makes abstinence easier because it is voluntary and not compulsory. After that the thought can be diverted to the conversion of others, and in that pleasurable indulgence one's own deprivation is forgotten.. It's great. Water-bury American. The village loafers were in their glory yesterday. Perspiring as., they did because of the torturing heat, they were mistaken on all sides for men who worked hard for a' living. Philosopher in Waterbury Ameri- "A man doesn't have to be much of an authority on driving a car to know that it's a heap-sight better to be careful than to wish afterwards that you had been. Carelessness, not reckless- ness, causes most of the ' (The Traffic Officer) Says the Veteran Motorist I motorists have toward the traffic officer is absolutely ' la jf " always out to get them. Nothing of the sort. "His job is to keep the highwayssafe for everybody. He's out to keep you from endangering the lives and limbs of .others. And he's out just as hard and just as long to keep the other fellow from banging you up. He may call you down one minute and then save you a nasty smash-up at the hands of some novice or dare-devil just behind you. " One of the best scouts I ever met is a traffic officer and a few incidents that he and others have told me make me feel like taking my hat off to the whole bunch of them. If" you want my honest opinion of it, I think it's a wonder that they manage to keep so courteous, considerate and fair considering what they have to put up with day in and day out." GASOUiE & MOTOR FRANK CHAPMAN A SUICIDE. Found In Cellar With Arteries Drain ed Of Life Blood. Frank H. Chapman, 73, widely known Vermonter, vwho -was connect ed with, the United States marshal's office as deputy nearly 15 years and chief office man under Marshals Horace W. Bailey and Arthur P.Car- penter, committed suicide at his home in Rutland last Friday by opening arteries with. a razor. His body, still warm, was found in the cellar by a nurse. Worn outs by an all night watch after Mr: Chapman nad made an attempt on his life by drowning in a bath tub, the nurse was - resting when her patient stole fr6m his room to the cellar. Mr. Chapman had been in poor health for some months. He returned a few weeks ago from Burlington, where he had been in a sanitarium. He had been about the streets lately and had been at his former office giving assistance to his successor. , Mr. Chapman was born in Woodstock, going to Rutland when a .young man and tentering the drug business, following this for. a long period. At, the time of the Spanish-American war le had charge of medical stores for . the Vermont regiment. He had been treasurer of Company A, V. N. G., of Rutland 42 years. , ' Mr. Chapman was widely known as an authority on matters dealing with the marshal's department. He Is survived by a son, Charles H. Chapman of Los Angeles and a daughter, Miss Mildred C. Chapman of Rutland. j Misleading. Blobbs "What nonsense It is for newspapers , in their accounts of weddings, to describe the brides be ing led to the altar!" - Slobbs "How so?" Blobbs "Why, most of the girls could find their way In the dark." Tit-Bits. . . . accidents. WANT, to say right here that the attitude most motorists have toward the traffic officer is absolutely wrong. The majority "of drivers imagine that he is 1! DEO MY BtC. U.S. PAT. OFF. STANDARD OIL 26 Broadway BABY ROLLED FROM ROOF Instantly Killed When It Struck Ground, 30 Feet Below. A voyage of exploration of the roof of a portion of her father's house in St. Johnsbury ended in death for seven-month-old Phyllis Hay when she rolled from the roof and hurtled to the ground, 30 feet below. It was hot in her little crib and Phyllis, left alone to sleep by the open second-story window of her home, awoke, decided upon a change of atmosphere and started unguided, to investigate her surroundings. Laboriously the little tot clamber-i ed out of her high-walled crib and with equal exertion struggled onto the window sill and through the window to the roof. Here she lost the power to conduct herself further and, helpless, rolled to the edge of the high roof and dropped, dying almost instantly upon hitting the hard earth. ' A neighbor heard the sound of the small body on the ground and rushed to the spot only to find a dead and crushed infant. Phyllis was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hay. She was left asleep in her crib by children of the family. , Settles the Sex Equality Problem For All Time. : Hartford Times. " , s The late John T. Robertson, - Connecticut's wealthy manufacturer, was once' asked for the secret of success. "It's an open secret," Mr. Robertson answered. ' "The tide taken at the flood,, you know. Let me tell you a story. ' . "A Manchester business man was preparing for bed the other' evening when his telephone " rang. He talked into the telephone a minute or two, then he began hurriedly to put on his shoes, collar, necktie and coat and -vest, which he had just taken off. " 'Neighbor Boone,' he explained to his wife, "has telephoned for a loan of a corkscrew.' . -... y Uniform Quality Best Results OIL CO. OF NEW " 'My goodness me!' his wife said impatiently, 'why don't you send the chauffeur with it instead of going to all this trouble yourself?' "The business man, as he knotted his necktie, answered in cold contemptuous tones: ' " 'Your question, my love, settles the sex equality problem for all time, showing as it does woman's utter unfitness for leading armies in a battle, for' directing affairs of State, or for making snap decisions in business deals where millions are involved. Woman, when the psy chological moment arrives, turns her back on it. She passes it up to the chauffeur.' . "And the business man grabbed his corkscrew and galloped gaily off." i y Fat Women Scored. "No man who ; values other qualities beside good temper should marry a fat woman," says Dr. Cecil Webb-Johnson, famous ' London specialist Here are some of his reasons: (1) Fat women are unhealthy (2) Inefficient and too slow - for work. (3) Apt to become dull. Thin women are usually far more vivacious and interesting. The only thing Webb-Johnson admits in favor of the fat woman is that she is inclined to be amiable. "Otherwise," he states, "they ' are apt to make unsatisfactory wives. "A woman of 182 pounds," he continues, "if of average height, is carrying a burden of 42 pounds quite unnecessarily. This has a bad effect on the heart. "Most fat people live quite successfully until about 50, and everyone tells them how well they look. But few live to old age. , M "Old people ai;e nearly alwajfe thin. Those who live to be 100 are nearly always nothing but skin and bone. ,. . ' "The fat women of a Turkish harem rarely live long. "After a meal the fat woman goes to sleep and snores. The thin woman remains alert." L l(y MOTOR jll If UmKHwiQuMm1 I"! YORK. .1 Smoke GOLDEN WEDDING JUNIOR The Leading Small Cigar The quality smoke " at a moderate price. 7c, 3 for 20c. Men who desire a real quality Cigar, in a small size, will find the Junior their favorite smoke. 0. C. TAYLOR &C0. " ., Inc. . ; , Burlington, Vt., . r Ship All Fresh Hennery Eggs TO THE Farmers'-Fresh Egg Association 160 Commercial Street BOSTON, MASS. Which Is the largest of Its kind and Is known for Immediate payments on arrival of eggs and highest prices. "We guarantee prices above the highest market quotation f. o. b. Boston for strictly fresh Hennery Eggs, no commission deducted. : ROBERT W. McCUEN, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Walker Block, 135 St. faul St., Burlington, Vt,

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