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JAMES E. PAYNE Oidtrt Applicant For Admittance t Wasone i..,.,. ..- I ' a-' .-.- !- -A- I juiM C Payne of Washington U d- slarwd to be the oldest msn yet IntU . iud into Masonic lodge, at tbe age K eighty two years. Mr. Payne baa luu bMB a resident of Washington. bat expects to spend the rest ot bta Ufa U Dallas. Tec . sJWBaa'aVssN"ax HARDING PLANS EUROPEAN PACT United States Declared Ready to Enter a Five or Six Nation Agreement Washington. Announcement now ot President llardlnc'a plan for conference of European nations to aettle their trouble with regard to German reparations. Inter - Allied debts and to work out Europe's eco nomic salvation would bs prematura, It was stated at the White House. As put by a White House spokes man, just after the Cabinet meeting waa concluded, any aanouuceuM.nl at tbls time wouM, If the language ot the street could be used, "spill the beana. The President is convinced that a conference of the nations involved could Kit around a table and settle these questions, followlug the exam ple of the Washington conference. At the Cabinet meeting, It was learned later, the Idea of applying the four- , power Pacific pact to the European situation was discussed. As to whether the United Slates because of Its tremendous economic a well as Its sentimental interest In settlement of the European situ' liou. actually would be one ot the parties of a six nation pact, or what ever agreement might be worked out, would depend, it was stated, on the circumstances and conditions at the time. The President went as far as be wished for the present. It was stated la his message to Congress last wee. As emphasized In the Tribune the fol lowing morning, the President Intl' mated strongly tn that message that be might pursue further the course be bad already started upon in the Washington conference, particularly as liluhitated by the four power 1'- ciUo pail, and the naval maty. LATEST EVENTS AT WASHINGTON He pi tentative Kent.-, or Minnesota, rctjbed to pa. cipate further m the hear.ngs bttore t -e Mouse Juijoary Comm.Uee on !'t impeachment cnatges tro.igft by h m again! At torney General' OsygfteMy. r-ar-scteruirig the r.earn as a "com c opci ptrtcrmanLf," he declared he wouifl te unV ue 13 h.s I cs-oris-b-; ty at a member cf the house if he a s ated further in a iare tacefl at tempt to n 'tiin Harry M. Ca Jtf'y" hteute Jud-ciary Ca-imittee. heii-'J cha grs agar.it Altar. .ey Gener.ii La '. .rtia'.y c JuCta a tr al vm.a'i J. i.'r. Cha rman Vol stead tas the iei.ee tin to us oort the thargei aga-ntt Daugherty. Cot-rmat o -f P erce Bwt er as as tccale jwtt ce of t"e led States 6prtm Cou't vrtuai:y aurei hen Senate Jlc a:y Suo Ccmm t te decides to n-.a a favorab report. The Whit Home h.nted strong'y that t part e prt on of th On. led Slates m European troubles is not impess Bis m tn noti too distant fatur. repets tor a successful wl. buster tn th senate en the Si p Suts.dy b it breads tr.g-t. srJ the measu-s seed's I e y ts bs la d ejuiet y WORLD PARLEY TO HALT NAVAL RACE luge Cruiser, Submarine and Aircraft Programs Abroad Must Stop or Be Met Washington. Another Jnternatlonal onferenca for U UmlUtion of all Miliary war esseU and aircraft. n addition to tha capital ships pro- rlded In tha five power naval treaty. La demanded In tha navy appropria tion bill reported In tha House. Tha orovlslon calling for tha con- ference, as Inserted In the bill by tha Appropratlons Committee, reads: 'Tha President is requaated to en ter Into negotiations wlta tba govern ments of Great Britain, rranoa, Italy and Japan, with tha view of reaching tn understanding or agreement rela- Jva to limiting tba construction of nil types of subsurface and surtaca craft of 10.000 tons standard displacement or less, and of aircraft" Tba four Powers mentioned are those which participated In tba Waab Ington conference, which drafted the l-ft-I ratio for capital ships. President Harding was not consult- br the committee with relation to Ita limitation conference request The project for negotiations apparently came as surprise even to naval off icials. The determination to move for an ther conference. It waa learned, was prompted by three considerations arising out of secret Information jlven to tbe committee by officers of the Naval Intelligence Service during the hearings on the navy bill. They were: L That the foreign nations em braced within the Five-Power Treaty, notably Japan and Great Britain, are building cruisers, submarines and air craft at euch rates as will nullify the relative strength contemplated under tbe 6-5 8 ratio within a abort time, t. That unless tbe existing limits- I Hon agreement Is ratified and broad ened to cover the smaller types of war craft and aircraft, tbe United States must enter upon an i.i-iMrt building program, or surrender any hope of attaining the contemplated equality with Great Uritaln and even see Japan go far ahead of her In actual fighting strength on the seas. 3. That the United States would never coUKent to Japan gaining su periority to her on the ocean, and, therefore, the question Is one of bring ing about a limitation agreement as proposed or merely changing the character of naval competition, with out lessening the financial burden or removing the danger which some claim goes along with a race for naval supremacy. The secret evidence submitted to the Appropriations Committee by tbe Naval Intelligence officers showed that Japan has under way a program for construction of the smaller type of war craft permitted under the Five l'ower pact that will cost as much or more than ber famous 8-8 8 capital ship program that was terminated by the 5 & 3 ratio Fifteen cruisers of 10,000 tons the Umit In size permitted by the treaty are now being built by Japan. It was testilied. Virtually all of these ships were projected since- the Washington conference and are to be equipped with the latest offensive and de fensive weapons and devices. The United States lias only ten of these ver-sel provided for, and ali of uie were under com-truction -when tan Washington conference met. Completion of all W fifty sis ships permitted under the Five Power Naval t Treaty, except tie lu omteruu air craft carriers, by July 1. 1 '.2 f . la con templated in the Navy Appropriation bill reported to the house. Tbe I'hys-lcal rk on the carriers can not be tiuib-il witii'.n thai period, members of the A; propr!atiou I oiu tultlee have slated ; FREE STATE F?' KILL THREE i Fourteen Repulies" Irregu'art Cap j tured in T pperary. UteIon Fr-- S'.ite tr.xji-: oir j ttiiii: in the K U. rd Mi l ilu!!:ngarrr iitrii t f Tij'P- r.:ty k. d tt.r e R. ' j, .' loan irr.'fiU: ai.-l capt'ir- d f"'ir ; t a. ,.! dj to a rh fr..-ra tie Ir.-h t,;r...i To of IU- pr.-.m. rs were Ct.ii u.aEui.'.ts ( n-ii ; ar.J I ren- ' All of -'' t:.t. r.l r.U -..;-.! u: .V.rt wL.a tS, but: ai'.s was ' t , !!! 'J . U. S. GAVE LL!ES VICTORY 1 l.t. t t. -A:: mu er.f :tr la tt World ar i,ri..! t. t:d- in faw.r 'of a'.I:ed victory, tbe Ir.k- of Suttir j land declared to a pe"!i at a luecb- eon given by U Il'.gr.rns to the i Asn-rican t'Uiini ComtrissioB. I Lord Dethorvugh Uiat on of ; tie rr-atrt mjterte of ictematlonal i p-iitu i fcy tirest Hr:u;n houM I ! u. it.iy co-attry ta her M AM HKsTKIt ItOAKO OF IK IMC MEKTS Kliilit)' Member awiid t.uenU IMiie at lUlU-tikill lun TtiurUa.Kteuiii4 More than eiahty members of tbe M anticenter. Vt.. Hoard of Trade and their guests assembled at tbe flatten kill Inn on Thursday evening last to enjoy the turkey dinner which had been prepared by Mine Host F. C. Williams. The dinner waa up to the standard of the manager's banquets. The dining room waa very tastefully decorated with spruce and hemlock boughs. After the dinner the business of the evening waa taken up with the president, W. F. Andrews, presiding. The names of Rev. Dumont Clarke and I. N. Bartlett, manager of tbe Bennington County . Co-operative Creamery, were preaented for mem bership, and were accepted. The committee In charge of the community skating rink reported that the rink was an accomplished fact and was already In use by many ih. ),iiririi. The donatlona ot seevral Interested partlea haa result ed In a rink, which no far, baa been of no expense to tbe Board of Trade. The use of the land was donated by Rer. Dumont Clarke, the water by the Manchester Water Co., funds for the building of the shelter by Mr. and Mrs. A. B". McNalry and stove hv B. W. Davis. It was thought best In.talt an electric light in the V t auDVSsaw shelter and one or two over the rink and this will be done In the near future. ' B. J. Connell, reporting for the committee appointed to take up the matter of snow rollers with the selectmen, and the matter of suitable safeguards at the Westerman corner in h south Dart of the town, stated that the selectmen were making ,,iBn to have three snow rollers built, one for each village, for use during the present winter, in re- a iko western man corner, a s'u l" ' nfrence with the county road com ralBsloner showed that this section oi ro was to be fixed during the com in? soring and that the regulation white fencing would be erected. Mr Westerman. In answer to a letter on i he matter, suggested that a stone wall be built to conform la style to the wall on his property and that he would be willing to assist In the work. It Is very probable that some arrangements will be made so that this wall will be erected In place of the pustomury fence.. A committee was appointed by the nreMent to take up. the matter of a ladies' night for the members of the hoard and their ladles. This com mlttee will report at the next regular meeting. A committee was also ap pointed to take up the matter of pub iMn a hook of views of Manches ter. to contain no advertising and to be sold as a souvenir of the town, at a nominal tirice. The discussion of the evening tmiehed on several different matters of.interest to Manchecster. and while nothing definite was done, other than .wlnilnir of the committees named above, it is probable that at future meetings some matters will be taken up more thoroughly. i dinner Mrs. W. A Griffith s.mg. with Miss Jeanle Jack son as accompanist. A vote of thanks was given to Mrs. Griffith. V.iks Jackon and Mr. Williams for their part in making the evening a success. tilsoLINE TAX FOR ROAD WORK I sumiiiitry f RuHftiu Imic,1 by I er uioiit ht haii.ber of ominrrce A bulletin on the Gasoline Tax in the United Stat- i being . -nt out by the Vermont State Chamber of Com merce, giving Inform.stlon w-eured from 10 sute Highway r-partmetits as to arsuuieLts which I'd to the adoption of the tAx. pres-nt attitude of the rubiic. d.str.butit.n of funds from the L.etl.oda of col- K-etijti. and t'.e amount of the in- COlue. Two Mat. s Luw 1 f a two-cent tax. Ai,...:::'r H..t wi'.S F' th' r. ..t o:. J..t.:..r 1". -! lri f,,ur ,.t..-r ut. i t' -re U a proposal to isi-e t?.e t.x ff-.m "- -?- J ,wo or t:.r' e ( l-run.iL-M si- ' S f"! '"' l- t, t.e a!.;'i.n ..f UX w.e ti. ri.f..-t.t t'.at t aut'.nob. -s fc' -1 ' '-tr.huu: '." maintenance and -h.-: t.n of t!.e twds to th- ! -; '- ,! ' -v UM" the road, and t at f-reia cars l.ould tliroufh tbe aoUi.e tax h pien an oprortur.lty to rr.ake some direct contrttutloa to the road fund cf the states O.ry visit. In Montana acd C-orria r tv tax i cot tow devoted to roal ur- poses there are moves in prospect In 1921 and 1926 respectively to secure the adoption of measures which will insure tha use of tbe funds tor road purposes. While most of the states use the Income for both construction and maintenance, Maryland devotea the income to maintenance only. As to tbe collection of tbe tax the weight of practice and opinion is for the collection through the wholesal er. Collection through the retailer Is criticised In the case of So. Caro lina aa "cumbersome," In the case of Arkansas as having "no arguments In favor." In Kentucky by special ar rangement the wholesalers are pay ing the tax rather than the retailer provided in the law. The varied Incomes from a one- cent tax for a year are illustrated by the following examples: Arlxona $165,000.00 Colorado 666,61$. 74 Connecticut 689,247.63 Kentucky 447.549.87 Pennsylvania .... 2,389,211.69 Washington 880,000.00 Arliona reports that the average per year for a vehicle la approxim ately 5.00, and Oregon with a two- cent tax reports the average per ve hicle is fS.70. In all tbe states the state officials report that there la general public approval of the law, some states re garding It wtttt a spHr eotnnalas ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE OLDER BOYS OF VERMONT Eleventh Meeting to be Held at New nort. January 12, IS and 14, 1923 From January 12th to 14th tbe annual Older Boys' Conference of Vermont will be held at Newport, and It is expected that. last year's rarnrd nf nearlv 600 bol'S Will be surpassed. The boys have come from all parts of the state to attend these confer ences in the past, last year's group consisting of delegates from all the 14 counties of the state and from 101 towns and villages, representing 13 different religious denominations Thus it Is truly a state-wide gather lng of boys, all 16 years of age or over. The purpose of the conference is to slvo the boys Information and in struction needed by boys of that age, which will help them in their own life problems, and incidentally make them better citizens. All the ses sions of the conference are serious gatherings, and are not given over to entertainment or amusement. Among the speakers will be the following men who are well qualified to speak to boys and discuss with them their problems: Albert E. Roberts, International Secretary of the County Pcpartment of the Y. M. C. A.; Ray E. Coombs, Hl-Y Secre tary of Massachusetts; E. N. Berry, Boy Scout Executive of New Eng land; Rev. O. E. Robblns, Secretary of the State Sunday School Asssocia tlon. Others to be announced later. The people of Newport have kindly opened their h'omes for the free en tertainment of all delegates whose registrations are received there by January 9th. The conference is open to any boy who Is 15 years of age or over, and who goes as a representative of some church, Sunday school, Y. M. C. A., day school, club. Boy Scouts, or oth er organization working with boys. Full Information about the confer ini,,iinc nrlnted matter and Iresixtratlon card blanks, may be ob Itained from ministers and leaders of 'above organisations, or from Byron N. Ciark. r.ur'.lnpton, Vt. VKRMOVT VOTE COMPILED I5V SECRETARY OF STATE OfTi. lal Figure filve Majority of ifc'A to Kle-tvo4l Over Kennedy Montp-lior. Pee 1 5 The follow ing compilation of the vote for state and federal officials has been made by the Mr tary of Hate from the re turns of the election oSicials. The canvassing committee will check the returns when it meets early In the !. . i-l.-itive (..-!;.!.. Th! returns are is fullows: C.m.rr;c r: R- !? M Prortor. re-l-uUiran. 49.HJ; J H.'n.'f Jsrksor.. J.-r. rat. 17.o:5; R- .!) Id Proctor. ; r... ,. !..! 15 41: rinc. 144. l.i. tit- :i..r.t i.n-. rtifT. Frar.klin f ..i;lt.if. republican. 4".. "'.; Harry C i-hortleff. deT.'icrat, 1C.CS7; FratkSln S. BilUnrs. prohibition. KU; scattering. urf tary t Hate: Harry A. Riafk. republican, 4S.679; J(l C. Hihbard. democrat. 1S.4CI; Harry A. liUck, prohibition. 1111; scatterins. t. State treasurer: Thomas H. Cave. Jr. republican. 4S.I21, Thomas H. Ca. Jr . d' tr-ocrat. 1; Howard E. Shr democrat. 16.027: Thorn MM It I Cave, Jr., prohibition, 1710. j Auditor of accounts: Benjamin Gates, republican. 46,889; Edwin B Clift. democrat. 15.667; lienjamm Gates, prohibition. 1729; scattering. 2. t.nr.l Frank C. Arch- ibald. republican. 46.463; Frank C. Archibald, democrat, 1; James P. Leamy, dv-mocrat, 16,166; Frank C. Archibald, prohibition, 1716; scatter ing, 7. ii.ii.it estates senator: Frank L. Greene, republican, 45.245; William B. Mayo, democrat. Zl,37i: wimam B. Mayo, republican, 4; irana Greene, prohibition. 3424; scatter ing. 39. Representative to Congress, nrst district: Frederick O. Fleetwood, republican, 17,981; James fc. Ken- j- j.n.n.ni 17 819: James E. uru;, v. . ... , Kennedy, republican. 2; Frederick G. Fleetwood, prohibition. no. ...tlcrln cr 1 PHUriWBI - ' .n.anttiv to Congress, sec ond, district: .Porter H. Dale, repub lican, 24,656; jonn j. "" crat, T.170; Porter H. uaie. prona tion, 1325; Mattering . LEGLSLATIVK OFFICIALS FOR 1923 NAMB.U (ftcy Reappointed House Door - uuf Ih-mka la Htsv jssison Mnntneiter. Dec. 17. Legislative appointments by the sergeant-at- arma. Dwlght Dwlnell, for ine se.s.ou nf 192 3 are as follows: House doorkeepers, Fred Cressey, Brattleboro; S. W. prake, Lyndon. Senate doorkeepers, George H Hutchinson. Jericho; C. W. Potter, n1vlHerA. Pnat master. C.COrEe A. F0Hr, Greensboro; assistant postmaster, Robert Gadue, Wlnooski. Cloak room attendant, C. M. White nf Wnnd stock. Executive messenger, Joseph fc. narllne. Chelsea. Messengers: Miles Frechette of nardwlck, Gllraan W. Ford or but tnn Paul Chamberlain of Randolph Darwin P. Branch of Grand Isle, f-fceoter Cutler of Pownal, Edwin T. James ot Weybrldge, Willaa Bryan ot Mnntneiier. Charles Pierce of frana lln, Robert Tolland of Brighton, Par ker Start of Cambridge ana ie Bates of Derby. Fred Cressey was doorkeeper In the House two years ago. His assist ant, S. W. Drake, was Senate door keeper two years ago, and Charles Potter returns this session as one of the Senate doorkeepers. MINDKLL, EDITOR OF "SIFTER," DEAD Ixiniloii.lerrj PiiblWier IHes In Rrat-tlt-boro. Former Witor Also Died lUcentlj. Henry E. Mundoll, aged 61 years, the editor and publisher of The Lon donderry Sifter, a newspaper pub lished In South Londonderry, died Thursday last In Brattleboro, follow ing an Illness of several weeks dura tion. Death was caused by anemic coma. Mr. Mundell as at one time a writer on New York City newspapers. After traveling about the country for 'some time he purchased The Sifter. which had ceased publication and which he Issued In a smaller form than originally. Mr. Mundell had been employed at one time In the Manchester Journal plant. Henry E. Mundell was born In Brookllne, Mans., July 2, 18C1. He took up newspaper work In early life and rp-nt about 15 years In -w ; York. He was married In Liberty, N. ly.. about 21 years sro to Emma E. Shields, who died 12 years ago. Mr. iM'indell leaves a son. J. Henry Mun dell, a student In Vermont Academy at Saxtons River, and a daughter Miss Altha M. Mundell, who lived with her father tn Londonderry. The first editor of The Sifter, Ceo T. Shanks, died but two week sko. SMiTI". AiM.ut tiv Inches of fiiw f-:l Sun day. V: M.tli.n H..!1" 1 " t ,.! In tl.( town la-t k. IM!n !.ii idr rt--rr,ed S..?ur d;:y fr'-rn a t-fT we. ks- '.y N v York c. i il Wi'rnc v)s.-d r !'iti' s In S'jij'ii .-"'Karrj-hurj r"l East. Arling ton lat ' k. V. f). V."iox ws la South Shafts bury last V.Vdrday and Thursdav on luinlneef. ' Sfh'Kji will cios the faM term on 'Friday. r-cnib-r tlnd. with a r? nr..a r- and .-r l"-s AH , . , c'-rdially lt,Ti;d to attend. DR. C H. MARVIN j New President of tfe I University Ar.oea Dr Cloyd H- Marvin ot Los An feles lately of the aouthern branch ot Jie University of California, la prob ibly the youngest university president n the history ot American education. In his thirty third year he baa bean shosen president of the University ot fcrfseaa at Ttreemt. U.S. DECLARES TURKS MUST STOP SLAYINGS Definite Preventive Measures' Needed for Christian's Safety, Not Just Temporary Relief. , Lausanne. Richard Washburn Child, United States Ambassador to Italy, aligned himself with Marquis Curron, spokesman for tbe Allies, la the demand that permanent agency be created to protect Christian mi norities in the Ottoman Empire and prevent a recurrence of the wholesale massacres which virtually have ei terminated tbe Armenian race. The American observer, addressing UiNcar FA"t peace conference here, took sharp Issue will) the Allies, how ever, on tbe question of exchange ot populations, which they have aano '.loned, cautioning that the creation of "precedents which tend to establish the right of nations to expel large bodies of their citizens to become bur dens to other nations must be care fully considered before countenance ts given to them, lest a new and un wholesome principle find foothold to rex International law and Justice." The Allied proposal calls for the cre itlon of a body whoso members would be empowered to enforce the clauses Df a treaty providing the right of free movement for Christians In Turkisf as well as Moslems elsewhere, with out prejudice to their property and sther rights; exemption of Such racea from military conscription by tbe pay ment of a reasonable tax, and a gen eral reciprocal amnesty for all off ensea of the last nine years. Curxon appealed especially on be half of the Armenians, of whom, be said, only approximately 2!0,000 .re main to-day In Turklnh territory out of the original 1.000.000. He sug gested the League of Nations be In trusted with tbe supervisory duties under tha clauses of the treaty, and said It would be more effective If Turkey would become a member of the League. flVaaaa'as"' WORLD'S NEWS IN CONDENbLD fORM LONDON. For the first time in un.ru than tl.r-.-e ami half years tLa J-.iur (ii-m- d to l-..r i,u tLe Ami-'.or-jam li.ti.r-e. LONDON. Ceo'pe Harvey, United Stat, s i.:nli --"-a i- r to Or-.it Rntatu. Coining L'l.l.'i I'll j- t. lit.il i expected :o t-ohl'-r uta l't r.-.-nt li.ir-ni.g o Europ.;s ei 'jt.".'ni. pliM.t on hi ur inal in U a-l-iiu ' u ATLANTA. Ceo'S' 05v"nor cr" ueM -;jtii.t K' n. ul t V. n.,--r l- ptei, fct i.r:i.- 'l X-.t.ni.l b.-te.-U Ku i.i .x K...H a-.-l ..-i..-ii;-.n f- " - s. CONSTANTIN&PLI-. Turks Si I- - t j--.ll l" 'f :U CHICAGO. Ff.ico to (.ii-cra te Ij.t-:!.::i'-t.-.l Of t .-.'!i.-B NEW YORK. Tritatr.cai manajera an ion- p.-..u l--r li'.tal a- !- t iJ t.ik.-ta al 1 lei. ia u.ef b-J t2.w pri. LACSANNE. Marui Cu'I'.x 0f ti,r-t. i. A.i..- '- 't N-r t-aal l-a..- l-.Lf. reDCe ULI.- llitill gl s;;i :i'"ry i.aiiiw fur pr-A-.U-a tf t,rit.an NEW YORK. Governor Alien, ef Kii.ui. duon-itii Ku KSui Ku.a a tH.iai piec of ieo.!i ttip." Las warLrd New Yors It la luu L to be ! i !