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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES; THURSDAY. MARCH 6, 1910.
7 SENATE MEASURE MAKING THE NEW IP OF EUROPE WOMAN POLL TAX LE Resolution Introduced by ,Lodgc I Proposes Disapproval of Char-; ter and Favors Conclusion ofi Peace Treaty CONSIDERATION DENIED llritKiirc CfcicM nvfT 1'iuler he HiiIcm Senntor Lodge IlrniN Nliinc iif .'IT Mrmhcrn r tlu Sext Senate Who I'm or 111m Hcsoliitloii Washington, March 3. Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, tho republican leader, Introduced n resolution Into tn-nlglit pro posing that thu Senate gu on record iih opposing tho aiiprovul of llio constltu tlon ot tho League of Nations nn now draft and favoring the Immediate con clusion of peace with Germany without wnlting for tho working out of the lenguo plan. Senator Lodge requested unnnlmous consent for Immedlato confederation of the resolution, but Senator Martin of Virginia, the democratic leader, and Senator Swanson, of tho name. State, Joined In simultaneous objection and thu resolution went over under thu rulea. t'nablo to secure consideration of his measure, Senntor Lodgo read the names of 37 members of tho next Senate, which will consider the peace treaty, who, tho minority lender said, favor Its resolu tion. On Senator Lodge's list were the names of Senators Page and IJllllngham of Vermont, There was no further discussion of the mntter and debato on thu $750,000,000 rall ioad administration rovolvlng fund was resumed. Tho move by tho republican Jjftder camo as a surprise to many of tho democratic senators, hut some few of them had been advised of It In advance. The resolution prepared by Senator Lodgo was tho crystallzed result of many conferences late to-day between re publicans a movement Initiated, It was reported, by the republican leaders with tho co-operation of Senator Knox, of Pennsylvania. It also was prepared In lieu of a more lengthy declaration, which previously had been circulated, demand ing amendment ofTne lenguo constitution so as. to provide specifically for preserva tion of the Monroe doctrlno nnd other fundamental American principles. As a result of tho republican confer ences, however, tho resolution was re duced to a declaration of opposition to tho league charter as now framed and In favor of hastening tho peace treaty. Tn the Senate to-day, after Senator Sherman had spoken for an hour and made a sharp attack on tho league and on President Wilson for proposing it. Senator McCumber made an address of more than four hours In which ho took Issue with the tenor of recent republican criticisms. While suggesting amendment of the tentative charter the North Dakota senator urged that America Join In a world peace agreement. Senator McCumber's address drew criticism of the league from Senator Smith of Michigan, a republican member of tho foreign relations committee who retires . to-morrow. The latter expressed apprehension over "farming, out our rights" nnd criticised the proposed league ns "A constitution of internationalism." A brief address also was made by Senator Spencer of Missouri, republican, who urged specific amendment of the league constitution so as to exclude any thing that implies relinquishment of American policies, including the Monroo doctrlno. Democratic leaders criticised the re publicans for occupying bo much time with discussion of tho league while ap proprlation bills were being pressed. Minority spokesmen replied that the sub' Ject was of paramount importance and that President Wilson had only recchtly presented the league plan and, also, had requested that debate be deferred until a few days ago. DELINQUENTS PAYING InNurnnce Compiinle, Itnllrond mid Tel e phone FlrniN Lntt with Tax en Montpclier, March 3. The returns of tho taxes on Insurance companies for 1318, tho railroads and telephone com panies for tho last six months, and an nual corporation taxes are being paid to tho Stato treasurer. These were duo In February, but there nro several com panies delinquent In their payments, so there the total amount is not yet avail able. MOTORISTS PAID $150 nmclnl of .Secretary of State' Office VlnltH IlurllnKton Montpeller, March 3. William Teach out of tho secretary of state's offlco was In Burlington Saturday and Sunday and brought back to tho offlco $150 in license fees of dellnquont automobile owners In Burlington and adjacent villages. It ap pears that complaint was made that per sons In theQueen City aro operating auto biles without proper authority, so Mr, Teachout visited tho city Saturday nfter. noon receiving mnny applications for li cense. CHARLES E. VAN LOAN. THE HUMORIST, DIES Father In mo Afft-cti'il Thnt lie !)p n I'env Minutes nfter Receiving the .Venn ' Philadelphia, March 2. Chnrles K. Van Loan, humorist, famous ns a writer of stories on sporting topics, died to-lay of chronic nephritis at a hospital In Ablng tin, Penna,, near herj. Mr, Van Loan came to Philadelphia from his homo In Lob Angeles on business nnd soon nfter his arrival he became ill nnd was hurried to tho hospital, Ills wife and two chil dren were summoned Hnd were nt his 7eflsldo when he died. He was 43 years old. Los Angeles, Cal March 2. Overcome by tho news of tho doath of his son, Charles E. Vnn Loan, Htchard Van Loan, died at his homo here to-dny, Mr. Van Loan was summoned from a religious service by nnothor son to be apprised of the news. He evidenced grent mental dis tress and died within u few minutes at tho family home, GIVES JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL TO WILLIAMSTOWN Montpeller, Feb. 27, A now Junior high school, the gift of Mrs, Lnrabee of Wllllamstown, was dedicated nt Wll llamstown this afternoon. Bet Bed on Fire St. Albans, March 4. Children playing with matches caused a fire In a bed on "the second floor of a tenement on Fed eral street, owned by F, F, i'horo early this evening-. Tho flro department was summoned nnd extinguished tho liluzo krlth chemicals. OPPOSES E Within a Week Frontiers of the Old States Will Largely Be i Defined as They Are to Ap- near in the Peace Treaty GREAT POWERS TO DECIDE .H out Important Feature Will lie tin' I'lxhuc if (Jcrinan j'n Western Ilium iliiry So iih ii ('rente ti Harrier AkiiIiiM Ilcnewnl of Present War Paris, March 3. (Ily tho Associated Press.) A now map of Europe Is rapidly taking form, and within a week tho fron tiers of tho old States will largely bn defined as they are to appear In tho peaco treaty and the successive docu ments fixing territorial limits. First In importance Is Germany's west-' cm frontier bordering on Trance which assumes International significance as a barrier against renewal of the present war. Owing to tho Issues Involved, tho flnnl determination of this question Is left to the council of the, grent powers, hut In the meantime the tentative plans have been well advanced by the commis sion which co-ordinates reports on nil frontier questions. As It now stands, tho western frontier comes under three main bends: flr3t, Alsace-Lorraine second, the great iron nnd coal regions of Hrey and the Sanr valley, and, third, the extensive strip of German territory lying on the west bank of tho Ilhlne from Palatinate north ward. With respect to Alsaco-Lorraino tho present tendency i Is to mako recession of this section to Franco without any condition of a plebiscite or otherwise. It is now occupied by military forces under the armistice, nnd thercs every Indication that the occupation will be come permanent. The Drey and Snar valley sections are chiefly Important as furnishing iron, steel and coal on which Germany's military power was based, and it Is believed that the new line will definitely put an end to any further use of these sources of German power. Part of the Brey and Saar sections will becomu French by the return of Lorralno. The main difficulty has been over a largo section of tho Saar coal fields lying beyond the Lorraine and within Germany territory. The present idea seems to bo somewhat between annexation of that section nnd leav ing it to Germany. According to this plan tho northern Snar region would be neither French nor German, but would occupy a tiosltlon somewhat similar to tho District of Columbia among- tho American States. Its pro ductive capacity would doubtless go to Franco, but politically its 300,000 inhabitants would not be subject to conscription or military service either to Franco or to Germany, and would not elect delegates to the legislative body of either country. This and other measures are being considered with the object of "steri lizing" tho region, so that Germany could not by a sudden Inrush again turn Its production to war uses. Concerning the region along tho west bank of the Rhino tho present tendency is toward the same form of "stcrlization" which would rendor this impotent for Germnu military uses without giving It a definite political status toward either side. This probably would be accom plished by the same means as In the Saar region by making tho inhabitants Independent of conscription or military service to either side and without legisla tive representation except some local form of self administration. This, on brond lines, is the present plan, which, however. Is only tentative, pending final action by the council of the great powers. Tho plans relative to other frontiers, including those of tho new Czecho slovakia, Roumnnln, Serbia and Greece, and to-the expected acquisition In Trace and Asia Minor aro also nearing com pletion, so that new Europe will begin to take quite a definite form vlthln a week. BREAKS INTO BAKERY nurclnr Gels SHO In llnrre Holinn-y One of Scrip Barre, Feb. 23. Burglars broke Into the "My Bakery" last evening and stole $10. Tho night boforo a break was made fit O. K, Holllster's house. Entrance to tho bakery ivifs made by means of n rear window. Nothing In the store was touched except the cash register. It Is believed that tho two breaks were tho work of a person whoso escapades have baffled tho police ever since last fall, when there were numerous robberies in houses nnd in stores. BILLION DOLLAR WHEAT BILL PASSES SENATE Washington, Feb. 28. Tho admlnlstra tlon bill appropriating $1,000,000,000 to ful fill tho government guaranteed wheat price to the farmer for the 1519 crop was biassed at 12:30 o'clock this morning by the Senate, without material amendment, and now goes lo conference, HURT IN FALL WHILE IN MONTPEL1ER FOR REUNION Montpeller. Feb. 27. Dnnlel Mcech of Monkton, who Is here to attend tho re union of the Legislature of 1917, fell while coming down a stairway this evening, receiving a bad cut on one sldo of his head, lie slipped at tho top of the stairs, Ho was unconscious for a while, Dr. Bouchard dressed tho wound. MET POLICE AT RENDEZVOUS VnmiK .lloiitprller Mini Annoyed (.Irl, lllll In ii WIhct Fellow .Vow Montpeller, March 2. The young mnn who received a shaking at the hands of the pollco Frldnv evening Is prob ably wiser befoni now than beforo, He hnd been writing letters to a plrl In the city nnd In the Inst demanded that she meet him and threatened her If she did not, Tho girl upon ndvlco of the offi cers, met him. She, however, was not the only one he met, There worn threo policemen handy and he was taken to tho pollco station. He Is well known In tho city, hut linn never been mixed up In anything of this kind hefore. There may bo further action In tho matter. Call Grand Jury St, Albans, March 3. A grand Jury will he called to sit nt tho opening of the Franklin county court which will cwgyene next Tuesday fur the March term". ' BILL IS RILLED Senate Disposes of It Without Debate U. V. M. Scholarship Bill Passes Vilas Amendment Refused Consideration NEW STATE EXPENSE BILL 1 .. , ., I... 4 A...... iniimiii rn p.j funnier iiiv j. in ,ini i to Consolidate I'riinl Institutions la Aril ntieril- House Ilejrctn Ilepenl Secret Inqucntn lllll lo Montpeller, .Feb. 27. Without uny ex planation or debato, tho Senato to-day by a rising vote of 12 to 11 killed II. 1. requiring women voters to pay u poll tax nnd take tho freeman's oath. Not satisfied with tho treatment which his resolution to Investigate Stato ex penses received In tho House, Sonator Amey thin afternoon introduced In the Senate, a second resolution (J. R. S. 18) providing for a committee to consist of two senators and three representatives to Investigate State expenses and re port at tho next General Assembly. The report wns referred to the committee on State and court expenses. Senator Amey'n former resolution along this lino passed the Sennte unanimously, but wns killed In tho Houso by an overwhelming vote. TILT OVER SCHOLARSHIP BILL Sharp exchanges of words took place In tho Senato this morning between Sena tors Vilas and Klngsley over an amend ment which the former desired to offer to tho Senato on S. 7.",, providing oxtra scholarships for tho students at tho Uni versity of Vermont. Tho bill passed the Senato this morning as amended by the committee on educational Institutions, and without tho Vilas amendment. The bill now provides that J.'i.OOO shall be ap propriated by tho Stato for uso In tho mcdlcnt department of the university only. When the bill appeared In the Senate this morning,' Senator Vilas asked leave to offer an amendment which would in clude tho academic department of the university with the medical department in the appropriation. This was the same amendment which Senator Vilas failed to get through yesterday afternoon. He said that his reason for bringing It for ward again this morning was that some of tho senators wero In tho Senate this morning, who wero absent yesterday afternoon. The question 4 was not debatable, but Senator Daniels Interrogated Senator Vilas as to whether there wero not somo senators absent this morning who were here yesterday. Senator Vilas admitted that that was probably so. Senator Klngsley Interrogated Senator Vilas ns to whether this was not tho same amendment that the Senate had rejected yesterday. Senator Vilas said that it was. "And how many times can an amend ment bo offered In tho Senate?" asked Senator Klngsley. "If the senator from Rutland county does not know the rules of tho Senate, he hnd better look them Up, If he can read, as 1 suppose he can," roplled Sena tor Vilas. "I was n.-.-mg tho senator from Chit tenden a question," Insisted Senator Klngsley. I do not feel that I am obliged to fur nish that Information" was Senator Vilas' reply. Senator LaFleur Interrupted and Inter rogated Senator Vilas as to whether he (Senator LaFleur) had not asked to have this bill ordered to lie until tho close of the calendar to-day. , Senator Vilas re plied that he didn't remember of hearing such a request, and anyhow, if It had carried, the bill would have been placed nt the end of the calendar to-day, which It was not. Senator LaFleur Insisted to a direct answer. to Ills question and Senator Vilas refused to answer, labeling the ac tion of the senator from Addison as "pet tifogging," and wasting time. Senntor Klngsley lemarked from his chair that he thought the senator from Chittenden wns the one who was wasting time. Senator Vilas started to make a re mark about the senators from Rutland and Addison, when the President called the Senato to order nnd the vote on the request of Senator Vilas was tnken. The Senato refused, almost unanimously, to allow the amendment to be offered, and the bill was passed by a vlve voce vote, thus ending a bitter contest which has held the attention of tho Senate nearly all of the time for tho past 21 hours. At the afternoon session, on motion of Senator Klngsley, tho tltlo of S. 75 was nmended to read as follows: "An act to provide scholarships at the University of Vermont for students at the medical de partment." D12F.ll BILL IS PASSED Senators Jackson of Chittenden and Tenney of Windham mado their maiden speeches In the Senate this morning, tho occasion being the discussion of II. CO, changing the date of the open season for deer nnd permitting tho killing of doe. Senator Jackson opposed tho bill, putting up a plea for a sportsmanlike attitude In tho tracking of deer, which ho thought would be too easy If tho dato was changed until later in the Beason, when the snow would bo deeper, Sena tor Tenney put forth his maldon effort In behalf of the bill. Senators Amey nnd Foot also favored tho measure, whllo Senators Hill and Vilas opposed. The bill passed by a volo of 21 to 5. CONSOLIDATION BILL ADVANCED Another step toward consolidation of the Houso of Correction and the Stnto prison was made this morning, when the Senate by unanimous vote advnnced to a third rending S. 7G and S. 77, Tho first authorizes tho building of a reformatory for women nt Windsor nnd tho second permits the director of Stato Institutions to dispose of the State's property in Rutland. One very Interesting measure appeared In tho Houso this morning, H, 219, from the committee on State and court ex penses, providing for a lump sum In pay ment of salaries of legislators, $100 for members and $500 for presiding officers. Tho adversu committee report on II. 171, providing that voters in direct pri maries shall declare their party aftllla tions, was rejected and a third rending ordered. Mr. Williams of Proctor led tho attack on Ihu adverse report, and was supported by Mr. Taylor of Haid wlck, Mr. O'Rourko of Derby, Mr. O'Brien of South Burlington nnd Mr, Wil son of Rutland city, HOUSE ADOPTS MILEAGE BILL Mr. Drury of Weston introduced a Joint resolution in tho Housn this morning, providing for mllcagn of ten cents per mllo ono way during tho March recess, It was adopted on tho part of tho Ilouso by a rising veto of St to 71. JUNK BILL OOES THROUGH After much discussion, the Houso passed H. 170, providing for licensing dealers In Junk. Mr. Hills of Chittenden opposed the hjll, claiming that It would Jesuit In expense to towns owing to Best During the past month the net paid circulation of the Daily Globe exceeded that of any other February in the paper's history. If you want the best home newspaper in New England, arrange to have the Boston Daily and Sunday Globe. Every member of your family will enjoy the features printed from day to day in the Boston Globe. Owing to the great demand for the Boston Daily and Sunday Globe at the present time,, to be sure of your copy of the paper, it is necessary that you order it regularly from your newsdealer or newsboy. records which must he kept. Mr. Wil son of Rutland city and Mr. O'Brien of South Burlington favored the bill, as did Mr. Belknap of Rockingham. Mr. Miner of Sherburne spoko In opposition. Mr. White of Georgia had no particular Interest In the bill, but thought It a good mensure. SENATE MORNING Ono bill was Introduced In the Senato this morning, S. 78, from fish nnd game committee, providing for tho taking of pickerel or other fish, except those men tioned In section 6.373, through the Ice. Tho Senato passed S. 69, authorizing the secretary of state to prescribo the form of number plates for uso In the registration of automobiles. PASSED IN CONCURRENCE Tne Senato passed In concurrence: H. 99, relating to tho incorporation of the village of Manchester. H. HS, relating to the charter of the city of St. Albans. H. 162, relating to the amendment of tho articles of association of insurance companies. H. 1C3, relating to tho charter of tho village of Waterbury. H, 222, relating to tho licensing and keeping of dogs. J. R. II. IS, relating to adjournment over March meeting. H. 131, relating to the formation of savings batiks and of trust companies (as amended). The Senate concurred in tho Ilouso pro posal of amendment to S. 49, relating to the issuance of municipal bonds. HOUSE MORNING On motion of Mr. Whlto of Woodstock, S. 36, providing a method of voting at any geenrnl, special or primary election by legal voters of tho State who aro In actual military of naval service, etc., was ordered to lie and made a special order for Wednesday, Mnrch 12, nt 2:30 o'clock. H, 239, levying a tax on the county of Windsor for the purpose of paying In debtedness contrncted In repairing the court house, was referred to a special cuinmnieu oi ine mcmoers irom Windsor county. i PASSED IN CONCURRENCE The House passed In concurrence: j S. 19, relating to the evidence or records ' and Judgments of another State (with proposal of amendment). i S. 64, relating to the duties of the Board 1 of Charities and Probation with respect to poor relief. PASSED BY THE HOUSE H. 220, relating to security furnished by trust compaies acting in fiduciary capac ity. H. 236, relating to transfers of Inmates between certain Stato Institutions. REJECTED BY THE HOUSE H. 139,. making uniform the law relating to limited partnership. H. 216, permitting the taking of cusk In tho waters of Wllloughby lake. H. 227, relative to filing Informations. SENATE-AFTERNOON On motion of Senator Tenney, S, dfl, an act to promote tho conservation, develop ment nnd utlllzntion of the water re sources of tho State, .was ordered to lie nnd made a special qfVler for next Thurs- day. Sonator Amey proacnted an amendment to rulo 62, which was read and ordered on tho calendar for to-morrow. SECRET INQUESTS RETAINED The last hour of the morning session and the entire afternoon session of tho House was spent In debate on H. 12S, the bill repealing the nct providing for secret InquestB. Tho bill was finally rejected by a rising voto of 176 to 8. Mr. Tracy of Johnson led the stiff fight. JIo defended the minority report of the committee, opposing tne dui. He declared that It would Injure a groat mnny Inno cent men who would be brought before a public hearing for some crime of which . they were suspocted, but of which they were Innocent. Mr. Austin of lllghgato and Mr. Witters of St. Johnsbury defend od the bill, and bitterly opposed Mr. Tracy for his stand. Mr. Buttles of Brandon favored tho minority report nnd opposed tho bill. At tho oncnlng of t ho. afternoon cession of the Houso, Mr. Hopktns of Burlington declared that ho favored tn minority re port of tho conimlttoo, unci ho behoved, nflor four' yfars of experience as a Slate's attorney, tnt tho secret Inquest wns a great advantage. He moved .4aat tho bill bo recommitted. Mr. Tracy of Johnson opposed recommt tal, as did Mr. Brown of Brownlngton. Mr. Belknap of Rockingham thought the matter ought to be settled by tho Houso ut once, as tho lawyers did not seem to bo able to agree. Mr Clark of Hrookneld npposod tho repeal of the law. Mr. Webster of Swan ton favored recommittal, betevlng thnt something worth while would como of It. ' Mr Cudworth of Londonderry favored tlib minority reuoit. Mr. Belknap upolte Boston Make the Globe Your Boston Newspaper Order Bt From Your Newsdealer onco more, urging tho rejection of the j lowing bills: bill, and maintaining that tho inquest is H. 73, an act to amend sections 871, better in all ways. 1 875 nnd S77 of tho General Laws, relating "Not far from where I stnnd," said to the assessment and early collection of Mr. Belknap, "sits a deputy sheriff who poll taxes. seems honest in his belief that when the H. 12, an act In addition to section Shoppard amendment goes into effect, an , 5363 of tho General Laws relating to In llllelt still Is going to spring up In every . vestments of banks; permitting hanks tn back pasture." I Invest In federal farm loan bonds. Mr. Belknap urged that It would be . H. 32, an act to amend section 152 of hard to bring beforo a grand Jury every ( the General Laws, relating to filling violator of tho prohibition law, If the vacancies In nominations made by con predlctlon of this sheriff wero anywhere vontlon, caucus or certificate, near correct. Ho argued for the contlnua- I h. 131, an act to amend section 7147 tlon of the secret inquest, which would ot tno General Laws, Increasing tho fees save much time and money. of graml and potlt jurors, Mr. Witters of St. Johnsbury. who I Hi 178 a acl t0 nmem, sect(jn 4019 Qf Introduced tho bill, said that he had in- tno General Laws, relating to the abate- iti.ueu w uah.uiix """'"-1 tlon might bo Introduced to declare vacant, ino seal. 01 every lawyer m 11 e House, he thought ho nan better sit down. Mr. Connal of Newport town closed tho debate In opposition to the bill, nnd the rising vote was taken, resulting ln the bill being laid to rest, 176 to S. NEW HOUSE BILLS The following House bills were ln- troduced H 241, reported by the committee on Judiciary, adding; municipal and city courts to present provisions of tho sec tion 1771 of tho General Laws. Read first time and placed in tho orders of tho day for to-morrow. H. 212, reported by the committee on Judiciary, making service of process by special deputy as valid as If served by a sheriff. Bead first time and placed on the orders of the day for to-morrow. H. 243, reported by the committee on fish nnd game, making a closed season on minor animals between April 15 and October 15 until November 1, 1932. Penalty of $10 for destroying breed ing places of such animals. Penalty of $25 for taking animals. Read first tlmo and placed on tho orders of the day for to-morrow. H. 244, reported by the committee on education, authorizing the town of Fairfax to elect five school directors. Read first tlmo nnd placed on the or ders of the day for to-morrow. H. 245, roportcd by the committee on fish nnd game. Persons having more than 10 ncres of orchard enterprise land land may obtain authority for open zone whero deer may be shot at any tlmo without penalty but Stnte will not stnnd any damage done to orchards If open zone is obtained. Read the first tlmo nnd placed on the orders of the day for to-morrow. II. 210, by Mr. O'Brien of South Bur lington, Inrreaalng tho amount to bo paid on slnglo animals ordered killed by commissioner of agriculture. Ordinary stock from $73 to $100 and registered stock trom $100 to $150. Increases the amount allowed per pound from 10 to 15 cents. To ngrloulture. II. 247, reported by the committee on highways nnd bridges, to amend section 4511 of tho General Laws,- relating to the maintenance of State roads by the patrol system (road may be designated for three years Instead of ono year). Read first time and placed on the orders of tho day for to-morrow. H. 24S, reported by tho committee on highways and bridges, to amend section 1549 of tho General La payment of State aid tion of bridges (changing the amount from $400 to $1,500). Road the first time and placed on the orders of the day for to-morrow. H. 219, reported by the committee on Stato and court expenses, providing a fixed sum of $S0O for the speaker of the House and president of tho Senate each instead of per diem nnd mileage of 20 cents onn way Instead of ten cents. Other members of the General Assembly shall receive $400 for the session Instead it $1.00 a day and mileage Is Increased to i) cents ono way. Read first tlmo and placed on tho orders of the day fur to morrow. II, 250, reported by tho committee on education ns a substitute for H, 181, to provide for tho appointment and removal of school superintendents by tho boards of school directors and to repeal section 1176 of tho General Laws relating thero to, Read thn first time and placed on tho orders of tho day for to-morrow, H, 231, reported by the committee of Judiciary, n person shall not bo held to answer on the same or n'serond com plaint hnvlng been once acquitted by Jury on merits of former trial. Read first tlmo nnd placed on tho orders of tho day for to-tuorrow, H. 252, reported by the commltteo of judiciary, to amend section 259$ of the General Laws, relating to exceptions by tho Stato In' criminal causes; (Nothing n tho second c muse" s To bV co u d to permit retrial of a respondent after ,. f h.,.i k u.. .i, a verdict of acquittal by Jury on merits of former trial for same offense), Read first tlmo and placed 011 tho orders of tho day for to-morrow, BILLS SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR Governor Clement has signed the fol- Globe's ebruary ment of taxes of persons In the military ,or naval service of the United States ln tne war wh Gernnnv ( s, nct to .mu.ml sect(m m of (, rSnnornl I.no ., 1 1.. t .... ......... . ,.u Acu UlU distribution o" estates, LEGISLATIVE NOTES William Paul of West Falrlce, the oldest member of tho Houso of Rop rosent.nf K'pq la onrrilni. - i fui lnJllry 8U8tnlned yc8lor,,ay whe,", ne supped on tho walk between the State Houso nnd the new Stato building and badly Injured his left arm. Governor Clement has designated the following delegation to represent Ver mont at tho reconstruction conference to bo held at Washington next Mon day, Tuesday and Wednesday: Elbert S. Brigham, commissioner of agricul ture; Stoiklard B. Bates, commissioner of highways; H. M. Mcintosh, State en gineer; and H. L. Hlndloy of Rutland as tho lay member. Governor Clement hlmsolf will not attend, although tho Invitation is to governors of tho States. Commissioner Bates already Is In Washington. The others will leavo Saturday. During the conference tho delegates will be addressed by Presi dent Wilson. TiMSFEBS EXHIBIT State (iroloKlut Perkins Moe Collec tion of Illrd'i, riRlips, Etc., tu -IMirtmcnt In Sew Stnte IIulliliiuT .Montpeller, March 2. Georgo II. Per kins, acting president of he University of Vermont, nnd Stato geologist and curator of the cabinet, spent Fridaj1 and Saturday transferring the Stato exhibit of birds, fishes,' animals, etc., fiom the State House to the department reserved for the exhibit In tho now Stato build ing. The- Stato mus.siirn is now located on the first floor oCvle w.v: Stato build ing Just tr, tho rls'.ii of the staircase which leads to tho soconii !lor 1917 LEGISLATURE HOLDS REUNION Itev. IViutt-r MZKcr In Mxfch OnjHMn Lnigiu- of Nut'oiift I'lnn Montpeller, Feb. 27,-Abuut 133 mem bers pf the L.vlslaturo 1917 including 19 senators attended the 'first biennial re union of this body this evenlnir. Th. ws relating to tho ,mcmbe" assembled In tho House of Itep fo'r tin, construe r"sontatlve nt V Whero thn "presenta tlves occupied their old seats with former Speaker Stanley C. Wllron in tho chair. Tho "horrible" Senate was announced and various members enlivened tho occasion with brief bits of humor reminiscent of old times. At S:30 a recess was taken and the assembly went to tho Montpeller House where a banquet was served. The speakers at tho post-prandlnl exercises included: Former Lieut-Gov. Roger W. Hurlhurd of Hyde Park, toastmaster; Lleut.-Gov, Mason S. Stono of Montpeller, Judgo Stanley C. Wilson of Chelsea. Speakers Charles H. Dana, of New Haven, ! Frnser Metzger of Randolph and Senator J M, P. Morse of llardwlck. Senator Mors entertained the assembly with an nccount of some of his overseas experiences. Much credit for the success of this reunion Is due to Representative Benjamin Williams of Proctor, In an eloquent plea tho Rev. Frnser Metzger of Randolph opposed tho plen for a league of nations us dangerous to the national spirit of the U, S. He said Americanism Is In great peril in this dny and hour, anil that whllo we vers horri fied nt tho I, W, W. workers who rnlsed tho flng of Internationalism at tho bor!n nlng of tho wnr, wo aro now making littlo protest ngalnst the leaders of our nation I who nro putting forward tho Idea of world freedom above thnt of nationalism, "They have hushed the scream of the caglo at Washington," said Mr. Metzger. ,f!r' nalntnlned that It Is Impos 1,8 "" vo' ' 1 'H V1' 80,lt. ? ex',ec! to form a League of Nations without on pect en- dangforlng the policy of liberty for which tho United States has always stood Teople looking for homes nnturally ex pect to learn about jour offerl'tiga ''throush the classified, ADJOURNMENT II Many Important Bills to Be Dis posed of Motor Truck Measure Appears Montpeller, March 2. Lleut.-Gov. Mason S. Stone and Speaker Charles S. Dana held brief sessions of the Senato and House, respectively, Saturday morning, assisted by a few of the "loyal ones," who ,aro staying In Montpeller over tho town meeting recess. There wero about 20 representatives present when Speaker Dana called tho House to order. In spite of the fact that both Houses of the General Assembly have disposed of a good week's work, adjournment by March 22, which has been so much talked of, seems rather doubtful. Tho status of business at the end of this week shows that almost ns mnny bills have been Introduced during the week as have been definitely disposed of, and several of the new measures are Impor tant ones. The House has reached the "scrappy" stage of the session, and hardly a meas ure which could possibly start debate gets by without some expression of opin ion. Oratorical fireworks break out afresh every few minutes on some new point, and there (ro several measures still ti bo handled which will probably take half a legislative day apiece to dispose of. Before the legislators get back to work next week, half of the week will be gone. Only 14 days will bo left for doing business before the 22nd of March, and It is doubtful if the business In hand can bo disposed of In that length of time, especially when it is understood that there aro several other measures of Im portance to be Introduced. Altogether, it looks as though April 1 will be nearer the date of adjournment than the 24th of March. MOTOR TRUCK BILL A. bill of more than ordinary bearing upon the road problems of Vermont was introduced in tho House Friday, This is H. 251, an act in nmendmcnt of and in addition to certain 3ectlons of the Gen eral Laws, relating to motor truokE. A public hearing will be held on this bill In Representatives' hall Tuesday evening, March 11, and all those Interested In the meaaure are urged to come oefore the House commltteo on highways mid brldgcu at that tlmo and state their opinions. The bill provides thnt motor tracku and trailers shall not be operated upon the highways with u greater gross weight than 500 pounds to Inch of tiro surface In contact with ro.id; that motor trucks and trailers shall be equipped with rubber tuns and thnt not more than one trailer shall b; attached to ono motor truck, that motor trucks nnd trailers and loads shall not exceed olght feet in width or 12 feet and two Inches In holyht and shall be equipped with a mirror not less than six Inches In diameter so attuched that tho driver of tho motor truck shall nt all times Unvo a reflected view ot other vehicles ap proaching from the rear. It also ia provided that a truck and load of over 12,000 pounds gross weight shall not ba oporated 011 the highways. Registration fees for trucks are graded as follows: Truck? ono ton or less, In cluding weight and carrying capacity cud tho weight and carrying enpacity ot trail ers, and load, $20; exceeding onn and not more than ono nnd a, half ;ons, $30; exceeding ono nnd a half tons and pot over two tons, $40; exceeding two tons and not over two and a half tons, $30; exceeding two and a half and not over three tons, $73; exceeding threo and not over threo and a half tons, $100; exceed ing three nnd a half tons and not over four tons, $125; exceeding four and not over four and a half tons, $130; exceeding four nnd a half nnd not over five tons, $200; exceeding livo and not over six tons, $300. Tho bill provides for half rates nfter August 1 of any year. It Is understood that this bill Is op posed by somo concerns In the State oieratlug a number of motor trucks. Sl!fl"EHi:i FOIl lOKillT YKARS Rheumatic pains, lame bark, horo mus cles and stiff Joints often are duo to over worked, weak or disordered kidneys. Daisy Bell, R. F. D. 3, Box 234, Savsn nab, Oa writes; "I Kiiffored eight yeara with pain tn tho back and could not do uny of my work, but ulnco taking Foley Kidney Pills, I can do all of my work." J, W. O'Sulllvan, 30 Church olrouU f (Adv.) P NDICATED