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33 AND TIMES: THURSDAY, MARCH G, 1919.
Getting Down To Business To-day American Business faces an era of stupendous possibilities. The vast un suspected reservoirs of economic resources the war has tapped cannot be sealed up. They are known, open and flowing and must con tinue to flow for the benefit of all mankind. This is an obligation arising from the un questioned leadership in finance, transpor tation, industry and agriculture, which the fortunes of war have thrust upon America. This bank is prepared to meet its part of this obligation with its old organization coupled with the benefits that follow a close affilia tion with the Federal Reserve System. A connection with this bank will help us and we truly feel that it will help you. The Howard National Bank 4 Per Cent Save now and your future will be content. In terest compounded twice a year, payable April 1 and October 1. City Trust Company fE T MAKES E f 15,000 Men in Service, Over 10,000 Volunteered Only 145 in Delinquent Class Montpelier, March 8. It Is doubtful If any Btate In the Union has a better show ing than that of Vtimont In the per- Ivcntage of men who came forward and raftered themselves for the Bervlco before' Ihey were called In the draft, according' to a statement Issued from the office uf Adjutant-General Johnson. From the records In his office, Gt neral Johnson has omplled noma Interesting figures. These figures show that out of 15,000 Vermont sen who have been in tho service during Mils war, more than 10,000, or fully 75 per cent, were volunteers. Of the 7,443 men who went Into the bervloe through draft boards In Vermont. 5,232, or over 40 per cent, volunteered ahead of their regular order and were not really called through the draft pro cess. This takes no account of the 7,500 nr more Vermont men who volunteered Mid went Into the service before the heloctlve service law went Into effect. There were 400 delinquents In Vermont, Including men who were registered and railed to return their questionnaires, men 7ho disappeared and others who deserted utter getting Into tho service. By keeping close tabs on these matters, the num ber of men who had to be Anally classed as delinquents was only 145. This work 5f keeping track of delinquents was In charge of Co.pt. S. 3. Cushtng, aide to ho adjutant-general and disbursing of ficer, and Mrs. Jessie Watklns, clerk, vhose work meant much to tho State at tils time. SODORE N. VAIL ON AGRICULTURAL SCHOOLS Better One Than NoneBetter None Than Xot n Rood One, He AVrlten Governor Clement Montpoller, March 3. In a letter rrltten by Theodore N. Vail to Gov. TV. Clement relative to the futuro of FJtate agricultural schools are tho fol lowing statements by Mr. Vail: If you cannot nave two agricultural schools, have one, and If you cannot rtave that of the best, don't have any. rhe State has had Its experience In normal schools. Don't repeat It In agricultural training, "The agricultural school at Lyndon ran started for the purpose of demon strating the udvantage of such a nchool. Fundamental education Is tho provlnco of the State. It was never, ay Intention to carry on this school rmyond the demonstration of either Its isefulnnss or uselessnoHS, It was lever my Intention to run In competi tion with the State. It was only to pioneer and show tho advantage. If Any. "When Vermont established a second ngrlcultural school, It win assumed that tho Htatn hurt done so becauso hat advantage had been established, lind not to nqunro a local political dtfll- Jlty. "The gift of the Lyndon property vas made to the Htnto supposing that the Idea had become established, but bn tho condition that unless It was continued on the Kama lines, the prop erty should (to to the Lyndon Insti tute, where we are trying to estab lish for tho girls, a system of educa tion for rural life, "If Vermont cannot make a HUffl- rlently liberal appropriation to estab lish the two agricultural schools, but Is willing to make It for one, and that line beoauBO of local interests must be established at Randolph, by all means Bet that do dono, "There Is no nood for two bcIiooIb at present, but IT properly carrlod on (here will be neod for many, there could hardly bo too many, "Let the alternative course be pur sued and tho property go to the Lyndon Institute and be devoted to Its per- nanent. establishment. If this Is done, the State should also appropriate 20,000 to make good the property, at least to cover the depredation pf the Sronertr since the Butte took charge. Certainly It would take that amount a put It all baok In the condition that St was when the State took It, As this would go to Vermont's education, Ver mont would be the gainer." HAD HIM THERE) He It Is said that a man's brain is bigger than a woman's, She Well, the name thing Is true about his fent, but they are no more serviceable Uan a woman's. notion Transcript. RMON SHOWING CONGRESSMEN HOLD LOVE FEAST Speaker Clark, Reps. Mann, Kitchin and Shirley All Get Presents Washington, March 3. Democrats and republicans of the House put aside busi ness for an hour to-ntght for a love feast on the eve of the adjournment of the long war Congress. The occasion was the presentation of gifts from the membership of the House to Speaker Clark, Republican Leader Mann, Democratic Leader Kttchln and Representative Shirley of Kentucky, chairman of the appropriations com mittee. Speaker Clark was given a silver punch bowl and tea and coffee set. Representa tive Mann, who presented it, said It had been his honor to serve under four of the greatest speakers the House ever had Thomas 13. Reed, David B. Henderson, Joe Cannon and Champ Clark and of them all, he had the greatest love for tho present speaker. Before Mr. Mann started speaking. Representative Garrett of Tennessee, in the speaker's chair, had turned the gavel over to former Speaker Cannon, who re ceived a thundering ovation when his name was mentioned. Speaker Clark said he did not know what use he whB going to have for a punch bowl In these "dry days," though ho might use It for lemonade. He added, however, that heaven alone knew how much longer the country would allow him to have that. The speaker presented Mr. Mann with a chest of sliver, saying he well deserved it for his faithful service to the House. Referring to Representative Mann's de feat for the republican nomination for speakership, Mr. Clark said he should hold no bitterness because both sides ot the House loved and respected htm as they did no other member, and had shown it by giving him the heartiest, most spontaneous applause ever given any one in the House when he appeared the morn ing after the republican caucus. COASTING ACCIDENT Three Hurt When Toboggan Collide at Montpelier Seminary Montpelier, March 8. The Misses Ruth Prentiss, a teacher, Elisabeth Bell of Strafford and Bernloe Aldrlch of Jef fersonville, students of Montpelier Semi nary, were injured to-day when two toboggans collided while some 12 girls were sliding on a hill back of the institu tion. The party was coasting one be hind the other when the two toboggans came together. The first report was that one of the girls had suffered an in jured spine and tho other a broken leg, but this evening it was found the girls had ' escaped with minor bruises that will keep them in bed only a few days. CARPENTER QUALIFIES JS'ew Hunk Commissioner la Sworn Into Onto Montpelier, March (.George Carpenter of Hnrtford, the new bank commissioner, lias qualified and to-day commenced his duties, having arrived hero during the day. Ho was sworn Into office before a Justice of the peace In his home village. llo was ADDolnted ovar n. mnnth amn hv Oovemor Clement to take tho plaoo of rrnnn Williams, whose term expired February L MAKE FIRM PROPOSITION H03 Snlnerlbera to Hlock for New Mnt. peller Industry Montpelier, Maroh 8. The committee from tho Montpoller Hoard of; Trade which, has buen a canvassing the elty for I22R.000 to flnnnni hrlnaino v. iipwi. Manufacturing company to Montpelier ...... uuiMiioua uh mines ona preseniea a. ouniraoi lu uio firm relative to tho proposition which Montpelier offers. Ilia firm. If thlfl IN aMSTttarf kA ..w, t ... countants will make a detail Inspeotlon of the books and th ments will he mado tn bring the company u u proved tq pa wnat too first anulysls of tho oompany teemed to be, There wore 863 subscribers, to Hie amount of money wanted, It t under stood that Jhe list of people who fraught stock is to be published, later, although there is nutt a nttu nn,,itinn n thu Plan. It la proposed if the present plan um m navo tne industry wowing next fall. If the contract ) signed, then .... liuiuiiaiiy pure wii rteeive substantial order for machinery. E ACT TO E $60 BONUS Members of Military Forces ' Honorably Discharged Will Receive Extra Pay Montpelier, Mar. 8. Adjt.-Gen. Her bert T. JohtiBoti httB received from the office of tho director of finance, wur department, the following gonerat tel egram in regard to tho $60 bonus tiu- 1 thorlzed by tho rovonue act approved Kobruary 24, to members of military forces separated from active servlee: Suction 1408 of tho revenuo act ap- i proved Kobruary 24, 1019, provides: J That all persons serving in tho milt- tary or naval forces of tho United States during the prcsont war who have since April 6, 1917, resigned or I boen discharged under honorable con ditions (or. In the case of reservists, been placed on Inactive duty), or who at any time hereafter (but not later than the termination of the current ' enlistment or term of servlco) In the caso of the enlisted personnel and fe- 1 male nurses, or within one year after I the termination of tho present war in I tho case of officers, may roslgn or bo ' discharged under honorable conditions (or, in case of roservists, bo placed on inactive duty), shall be paid, In addi tion to all other amounts duo them In pursuance of law, $60 each. This amount shall not bo paid (1) to any person who though appointed or In- I ducted Into the military or naval forcos on or prior to November 11, 1918, hud not reported for duty at his station on or prior to such date; or (2) to any person who has already received one month'R pay under tho provision of section 9 of the act entitled An Act 1 to Authorize the President to. Increase. , Temporarily tho Military Establish-1 ment of the United States, approved May 18, 1917; or (3) to any person who lu entitled to retired pay; or (4) to tho . heirs or legal representatives of any I person entitled to any payment under j this section who has died or may dlo before receiving such payment. In ' the case of any person who subse- j quent to separation from the service I as above specified has been appointed or inducted Into the military or naval forces of the United States and has boon or is again separated from the . service as above specified, only one I payment of $60 shall be made. The above amount, In the case of separa tion from the servlco on or prior to i the passage of this act, shall bo paid as soon as practicable after tho pass age of this act, and In case of separa- ' tlon from the service after the passago I of this act shall bo paid at tho time of such separation. The amounts herein provided for shall bo paid out of the appropriation for pay of tho army and pay of the navy, respectively, by such disbursing officers as may be desig nated by the secretary of war and the secretary of the navy. Tho secretary of war and the secretary of tho navy respectively shnll make all regulations necessary for the enforcement of the provision of this section. Paragraph 2. AH persons separated from active military service after receipt of these Instructions who aro entitled to the bonus of $00 provided for In the act above ouoted will be credited with and paid such bonus upon their final pay j vouchers. In the event that they have been separated from active service prior 1 n u.alnt nf thau In.tmnltnna Kit. hn.rn ' not yet received final pay, the disbursing officer making final settlement will In clude and pay tho bonus of $60 In mak ing such settlement. Disbursing officers making payment of $60 bonus in connec tion with final settlement will make In dorsement In each case on the discharge certificate or discharge order, If no certificate is Issued, of each person show ing specifically that such bonus was paid. Paragraph 3. All persons separated from active military service from April 6, 1817, to date of receipt of these In structions, who are entitled to the $60 bonus In reference, and who have re ceived their final pay, will forward claim for such bonus direct to the Zone Finance Officer, Lemon Building, Washington, D. C, who is hereby designated to settle such claims. Such applications must con tain: (a) the discharge certificate, or or der for discharge or relief, if no certificate was Issued, but both certificate and order if both were Issued, the paper bearing indorsement of final payment being re quired; (b) a statement of all military service slnoe April 6, 1917, showing place and date of reporting at first military station, and (c) address to which check Is to bo sent. When settlement Is made all personal papers will be returned to applicant with check. No further corre spondence is necessary, except to advise of change In address of applicant. No other disbursing officers aro authorized to pay claims covered by this paragraph. 2. The above Information was also cabled on the same date to the com manding generals of the American Expeditionary Forces In France and Siberia and department commanders of departments outside the continental limits of the United States. By authority of the Director of Pur chase, Storage and Traffic: H. M. LORD, Brlgadler-Genernl, Assistant to the Director of Purchaso, Storage and Traffic Director of Finance. PRESIDENT SIGNS VICTORY LOAN BILL Washington, March 8. President Wil son to-night signed tho "Victory Loan" bill, authorizing the treasury to Isbuo $7,000,000,000 In short term notes and pro Tiding 81,000,000,000 for thu use ot tho war finance corporation In stimulating the country'? foreign commorco, NEW )B FOR HOOVER Washington, March 8. Herbert Hoover lias been appointed by President Wilson as dlreoto general of the American re lief administration created under thu now $100,000,000 European famine relief bill with full authority to dlreot the furnish ing of foodstuffs and other urgent sup plies purchased out of tho relief fund and to arrange for their trnniiiortattou, distribution and administration, RECLAMATION HILL, ABANDONED Washington, Maroh , kJffortH to ge ouro Senate, consideration of tho ad ministration bill proposing reclama tion of swamp and other waste land for allotments, to discharged soldiers and sailors were abandoned late to-, day by demociratlo leaders, They said there was llttla probability that ths measure oould bo enaotod before Con, gross adjourned, ff, V, UABVAif PUOOHHD8 PALMER Washington, Maroh. i, Francis. R Garvan, pf Now VotH olty was appoint-. 0(1 to-night by President Wilson as allsn, property custodian, to succeed. A, Mltahsll Palmer, yihq beonmos attori nsr-nnora) to-morrpw, Mr, Oary&n has boon dlrooto tho bureau of nT VMtlvatlen, In Mo custodian' plttco and !"?.A,n lrKBlr nMFwnntal Jt, ps tIIhlntf nmy hoKMnffi i "'a"? cor? potations over tho country. EU PALMER NAMED FOR L Alien Property Custodian Nomi- nated to Succeed Thomas W. Gregory, Resigned Washington, Feb. 27. A. Mitchell Pal- mer to-day was nominated by tho Prosl- ' ATTORNEY GENERA dent to be attorney-general. time In many years, to the tread of Mr. Palmer probably will tnko office victorious American soldiers men who March 4, the dato tentatively fixed by fought In Europe to help clear the way Attornoy-Qencral Gregory for his retire- for the spread of democratic Ideals, mont, when ho, resigned several months President Wilson led the parade- on ago to return to prlvato practice of law. oot" nnf'. after marching through choor Tho resignation of Mr. Palmer as alien '"K thousands from the Capitol to tho property custodian hns not boen nn- .Whito Houso, took his place in tho . . . . . .. I Tvlfwttier otnn1 with Vfwa Wllunn ait nounccu, nnu muro nu ueen no intimation as to who may succeed him In that office. Mr. Palmer Is a native of Stroudsburg, Pa., and 47 years old. Ho was graduated from Swarthmoro Collego In 1891, and two years later was admitted to tho bar. In 1903 ho was ducted to Congress and served threo terms from tho 20th Pcnn- sylvanla district, becoming a member of the committee on ways and moans and framing tho metal schedulo In tho Under wood bill. Since 1912 ho has bcon a mem ber of tho national democratic committee. In 1914, running on tho democratic ticket for the Senate, ho was defeated by Senator Penrose. Tho following year he was appointed by President Wilson a Judge of thu United States court of claims, but declined to accept. It was generally reported that ho was offered tho war portfolio In President Wilson's first cabinet, but asked to bo excused because he was a Quaker. When tho United States entered the war, Mr. Pal mer becama chairman of tho district board of Pennsylvania, under tho selec tive act, continuing direction of tho board's operations until October of tho same year, when President Wilson named him alien property cuBtodlan. Norman Hapgood ot Now York was nominated to-day to bo minister to Den mark, succeeding Dr. Maurice F. Egan, who recently resigned because of poor health. President Wilson to-day sent to the Senate the nomination of Edwin Lowry Humes of Pittsburg to bo United States attorney for tho western district of Pennsylvania. The President also nominated John J. Mitchell of Boston, as United States marshal for the district of Massachu setts. SEEKS WHS. FELCH'S LIBERTY Iliibens Corpus Proceedings Armed Before Supreme Court Once Ac quitted of Husband's Murder Montpelier, Feb. 27. Arguments were made to-day In Supremo Court on the peti tion presented by the attorneys for Anna Felch Dexter, asking for the woman's release on habeas corpus proceedings. Tho arguments for the petitioner were made by Hale K. Darling and A. G. Fay, while State'B Attorney John Sherburne represented the State. Mr. Darling in his opening statement to the court said that tho court was without Jurisdiction when It remanded the case to Orange county court for a new trial, therefore ;the re manding was null and void. Ho also stat ed that the petitioner would contend that the case was never legally before the court and therefore It could not be re manded legally to Orange county court and the warrant signed to recommit the woman to the county Jail was null and void. Summing up the Introductory state ment of Mr. Darling tho court lnnqulred If It was the contention that tho caso was remanded upon some question which was not beforo tho court, to which Mr. Dar ling assents. In making his argument In opposition to tho petition, Mr. Sherburne ' contended that the caso was legally before the court at the time the caso was remanded and that If tho writ of habeas corpus Is grant ed that It will be reversing a previous de cision. Anna Felch Dexter, who was married since she was originally tried, Is charged with murdering her husband Joseph Felch, Easter morning three years ago. She was once acquitted and tho caso went to Su preme Court on exceptions by the State, which the upper court sustained, re manding tho case for a now trial. Tho arguments in the Orange county case of John Oilman vs. the Central Ver mont railway were mado In the morning In the same court. Oilman was Injured in an accident at a railway crossing in Bethel and In tho lower court obtained a verdict, In tort, amounting to $400. It Is contended that tho defendantB did not have sufficient safeguards about the crossing and therefore Ib liable for the ac cident and should pay damages. Tho arguments In the Essex county case of C. It. Powell, administrator of tho estate of Felix Goulette, wero completed, yesterday afternoon. Tho lower court gave tho defendant, who was the Grand $who was the Grand Trunk Railway corn Trunk Railway company, a verdict. DAYLIGHT SAVING AS USUAL THIS YEAR CongTrnii Wim too llusy to Think About IlepenllnK Law Washington, March 4. Failure of Con gress beforo final adjournment to-day to take any action on pending bills provid ing for repoal of the daylight saving net made cortaln that tho nation's clocks would bo advanced an hour during the period between tho last Sunday In March and tho last Sunday In October. Opposition of farming Interests to the daylight saving net on tho grounds that It was of no benefit to the people of rural communities led to the Introduction of several bills providing for its repeal, but all of them failed. REELECT GLYSSON MAYOR Ilrerrr Also fioea Ten on Llrenan by a Majority of B0 Montpelier, March V Uarro went ltcenss bya majority of 1K. E. C. Olyison was re-oleoted mayor, while H. W. Scott, A, J, Loranger and M D, Keefo wero oleot ed alderman. Chelsea voted a druggist license by M to 45. HPIUNH CI.HANINU TIM 10 18 IIUIU4 If a house nurds spring cleaning-, how about the human body after a winter of Indoor life and Uenvy fPT Pon'l suf fer fnnn Indigestion, blllausnesu, lui.l breath, bloating, w oonstlpatlan, when relief ran lo so easily had, Vaoy Cathartic TabletH tileun Mtoinaoh and bowolM and tono UP tho Uver.-J, y. O'Hulllvnn, so Church ptroot, (Adv.) J A DOUBLE, BENS H M(tltll-If JttflK tluggins Wished yoi n ho for iv moonlight; rl9 In !" motor bout, how wwit you riFrt it? Marle-l should rK"rrt. It B nn nnpnr tunlty to ht) onibrnred, PRESIDENT WILSON LEADS PARADE Washington Hears Tread of Vic- torlous American Soldiers for First Time in Many Years Washington, Feb. 27. Pennsylvania avonuo reechoed to-day, for tho first revlowing stand with Mrs. Wilson, sur rounded by his cabinet, Justices of tho Supreme Court, the diplomatic corps and high officers of tho American and foreign military forces. Tho parado was organized as a trib ute to soldiers, sailors and marlnos from tho District of Columbia, but Is pos jsessed more than local significance. Men from overy State and every serv- lco took parti but CSp0Caly tho prcs enco of hundreds of wounded, who at at Chateau Thlorry, St. Mlhlol and tho Argonno helped write tho stirring chap ters or American participation In tho war, made tho parade a testimonial of tho nation's prldo In all its fighters, regardless of locality. Mothers and fathers of men who nerved marched nlso. "Wo could not go, wo gave," read ono of tho banners In which President Wilson showed much Interest. Secretary Daniels and Major-General Barnett, commandant of the marine corps, left tho rcvlowlng stand to Join this section In honor of their sons In service. After President Wilson had taken his place In tho stand, "The Star Spangled Banner" was sung by a chorus and then tho great stream of servlco men began to pour by, some of the soldiers wear ing body armor and trench helmets and carrying gas masks, as they did In France. Ono lad boasted a German hol met Impaled on his bayonot, exciting tumultuous approval. Representatives of the great auxiliary services. Red 'Cross, Salvation Army, T. M. C. A., Jewish Welfare Board, Knights of Columbus and American Library as sociation, who helped the fighters carry on, received their share of applause. Uni formed women attached to tho navy de partment marched In excellent forma tion. Evolutions by airplanes and flying boats and the navy dirlglblo C-3, and huge trucks carrying sound detectors together with camouflaged fields guns, search lights, and other apparatus afforded In teresting Insight Into the details of modern war machinery. LICENSES TOTALLED $40,000 Automobile Keen la Febrnnry Show Ills; Increase Double That In Same Month of 1018 Montpelier, March 2. Fees recelvod for tho month of February from the licensing of automobiles by the secretary of Stato totalled nearly f,000, according to fig ures made public yesterday. The total for January and February wero 1123,586, which Is an Increase of over 100 per cent, over the first two months of last year. A comparison of tho past two years follows: r CDruary. uig 19 Cars registered 675 2.152 Motor cycles rcg !t 35 Re-registrations 1 n Dealers 13 19 Certlfi. of hire 3 o Operators' Lie C35 2,003 Chauffeurs' Lie 128 1.452 Fees $13,818.30 $34,936.36 Jan to Feb. 28 1918 1919 Cars registered 3,077 7,692 Motor cycles reg 40 72 Re-regst 92 127 Certlfi. of hire 50 70 Operators' Lie 2,417 6,828 Chauffeurs' Lie 776 1,452 Fees $53,914.81 $128,586.25 JAIL FOR SWANTON MAN Hubert Lampmu Pleada Gnllty to Stealing from Freight Can For breaking seals on freight cars en gaged In Interstate traffic and stealing a barrel of ox tongues, a tub of butter and other merchandise from them, Herbert Lampman of Swanton was sen tenced to spend six months in the Wash ington county Jail Thursday In United States court by Judgo II ar land B. Howe. Lampman was arrested January 17 and was caught with tho goods by the United States officers, who found most of the plunder at Lampman's home. In addi tion to tho butter and tongues, numerous other articles have been taken from freight cars In tho vicinity of Swanton of late, and Lampman was learned to be carting somo pretty good hauls to his house, which Is located but a short dls tanco from tho track. Whon confronted with the evidence, Lampman pleaded guilty. He is a man about 30 years of age and Is married, with ono child. Ho was represented In court by Daniel Furman of Swanton. REV. MOREHOUSE DEAD; NATIVE OF SHELBURNE Troy, N. Y., Feb. 27. Word was re ceived In this city to-day of the death at Watertown, Mass., of tho Rev. Georgo C. Morehouse, a former prominent mem ber of the Troy and other Methodist con ferences. Mr. Morehouse was born at Sholburne, Vt., and entered the Troy Conference In 1886. He served as pastor In many places In this and eastern Statos. He retired from the ministry In 1901. REV. C. O. DUNHAM LEAVES GEORGIA PLAIN CHURCH East Georgia, Feb. 27. The Rev, C O. Dunham has resigned as pastor of the Goorgla Plain Baptist Church, whara h has been for four years. He will praaoh his farewell sermon next Sunday, Dedicate Junior High School Montpoller, Feb, UxtroUea war held for the dedication of tho now junior high school at WUllamntowii Thursday afternoon at one o'olook, Thli building, which U tho gift ot Mrs, Laura Aln worth ot Wllllamslowii, haa Jut been completed Mitt I oonsidertd one ot the finest Junior high selicxil bulldlnge In 0e State, At thesu opening oxerfdswi, nttdreMM wero made by Htate tiommlwlener ot Education Mlln It, HI1U(tr and. the Hev, Arthur W. Hewitt ut the, State Heart) of Mdupatlon, Thr were ranwits In behalf of Mr, Lanrn Alwrwerth, and Frank. Ai WalUor, tho arehlteet, hpoIu briofly, Tae response Jn hohiUt of the pohooi hoard of Wllliaiirmnwri wu made by the Hevi John irons, Matte wm fur itisHod by ft ImHoh' quurttti The Jv, j, Robinson offered prayer, 6. 0. P. NOMINATES GILLETTE Nominated in Conference by Congressman Frank L. Greene Gets 138 Votes Washington, Feb, 27. Representative Frederick H. Gillette of Massachusetts was nominated on tho first ballot to-night by the republican conference as tho party candidate for speakor In the next House of Representatives. Representative James R. Mann of Illinois ran second, with Representative Philip Campbell of Kansas, who entered the race a few days ago after Repre sentative Simeon D, Fea.i of Ohio had withdrawn, far behind. As the republi cans will have a majority in the next House, nomination was regarded by them as equivalent to election. Tho official voto as announced by Rep resentative Horaco M. Towner of Iowa, chairman of tho conference, follows: Glllett 133. Mann 69. Campbell 13. Scattering five, four for Representative John J. Esch of Wisconsin and ono for Representatlvo Frank W, Mondctl of Wyoming. Immediately after tho ballot was an nounced, tho election of Mr. Glllett was mado unanimous on motion of Mr. Mann. It was Representative Greene of Vermont who nominated Mr. Glllett. For continuous service, Mr. Glllett Is the veteran of tho House, as he is round ing out his 21th year of consecutlvo serv ice In that body. Dcsplto this, he Is not one most widely known members of tho House and his friends ascribe his rlso to republican leadership to his closo appli cation to legislation rather than to any person advertising. In this connection they pointed to the fact that alt of the speeches he has delivered almost a quar ter of a century of service would scarcely All one small volume. 31 OUT OF 200 VOTE Few Mtddlebary Women Avail Them selves of Their nights Mlddlebury, March 4. The annual town meeting to-day was a quiet assemblage without excltemont of any kind on any question and In point of attendance was exceedingly slim, 157 being tho highest number of votes cast on any ballot. Out of the 200 women registered and qualified to vote, only 31 names wero checked oft as voting. In tho absence of Moderator James B. Donoway, tho meeting was called to order by Selectman Willis N. Cady. Senator Ira H. LaFlour was unanimously elected moderator and Mr. Burko was re-elected clerk. Three and one-half por cent, on the grand list was voted to maintain the public library In operation with the Ladles' Library association. The sum of $125 was voted for the observance of Memorial day; $83 for Mlddlebury village and $40 for East Mlddlebury. Tho sum of $1,000 was voted for permanent high ways. The article to see what action the town would toko In regard to renewing the lease of tho town hall brought out a mo tion from M. T. Butterfleld that the leaso should be renewed for one year only and that a bond should be given by the lessee for security for the payment of tho rent, and the motion was heartily adopted. A tax of 70 cents was voted for the payment of outstanding orders and obli gations of the town for tho support of the poor and the other expenses for the ensuing year and for the paymont of State school and highway tax. A tax of 80 cents on the dollar was laid on the people of the town school districts for tho support of the schools In those dis tricts; a tax of 40 cents on the dollar was voted to keep the town highways In proper repair. The artlclo to see If tho town would vote whether or not the soloctmen should bo authorized and em powered ono or more road commission ers was laid on the table and later It was voted to elect one road commissioner as customary. The election of the officers for the town was' then taken up. For lister to serve two years John Hammond was unani mously chosen and Charles O. Sceley was chosen for the term of three years to succeed himself as selectman for three years; Frederick O. Brooklns, town rep resentative, was re-elected by a vote of 89 to 67 for Harry L. Hunt. Hartwell Danyeau was then re-elected road com missioner for tho ninth term. Then came the second ballot ot the day on the question who should be overseer of the poor. Threo names wero entered, Noble J. Sanford, the Incumbent, Thomas F. Burns and Mlto K. Moore, Mr. Burns stating that ho did not want the office and and stated for Mr. Sanford that he did not want the office any longer, but Sanford was re-elected by a vote of 53 to 49 for Moore and six for Burns, the whole voto being 114. H. E. Sessions was re elected school director for three years to succeed himself and then came a ballot for town grand Juror, Arthur N. Brown, the present official, and George T. Kidder being the nominees'. The vote resulted 96 as a whole with El for Mr. Brown and. 44 for Mr. Kidder. The following officers were ro-olected unanimously by acclamation: Treasurer, Charles B. Pinney; first constable, Mllo K. Moore; second constable, Edward M. Day; town law agent. Charles I. Button; auditor for three years, Oscar H, Cush man; library trustee for three years, Dr. H. L. Averill; tree warden, Arthur Kenworthy, and trustee of public money, Charles E, Pinney. The following citizens committee was chosen on recommendation of the select men to co-operate with a like committee to be appointed by the Grand Army Post to have charge of the Memorial day ob servance: Henry F. Joy, George N. Sham bo, Lewis Honfleld, Solomon B. Almes and Llouti. Roy Harris and Stanley Wright. It was moved to refer to the board of se lectmen a matter previously tntroducd by Willis N. Cady In regard to building a breakwater or othorwlse arranging for the protection ot a piece of road In the vicinity of the town farm upon which Otter creek has been encroaching and making aertous Inroad and thle com pleted tho formal business of the meeting at lliS o'clock, leaving only balloting on the two liquor question! remaining un completed. At 1:30 o'clock Moderator LaFieur de clared the vote on the license question, The vote was yea UT, no lit, or a majority Ot one voto, On the fifth olaia yea 107, no IWi or u no majority ot two votes. The selectmen organlied with Willis N Ottdy aa chairman, and made those ap IxilMnienlDi loundkeoper, John W. Ken worthy, fence vlewere, W. K, Foster, F, K, leveranoe and H, M, Ualn; Inspector t wood and ehlnglea, Charles F. Hovers, Mid welyher ot ooal, Kmery XL Wleeell. New eurtv-"Whvt did you think ot the ennan on ttunday, Mrs, ,tonT" PwipiiionwrVery wod Indeed, elr, Ho iRatruettv, We, mHy dldnt hnw what in w till you earn litre." Tit.uite, SPEAKER uny, e. h. O'BRIEN 15 DISBARRED Rutland Lawyer Cannot Prac tice in Vermont, Says Supreme Court Montpelier, Fob. 28. Supremo Court bo fore It adjourned this afternoon disbarred Ernest H. O'Brien from practicing law In Vermont. The order that It gavo tho clerk of tho court was: "On tho facts found, Judg ment Is that Ernest H, O'Brien Is re moved from the ofllco of attorney at law and from tho ofllco of solicitor In chan cery." O'Brien was under Investigation by a commlttoo from tho Har association, who sustalntd the complaint mado by tho attorney-general against him that hn has been Implicated with Eastman cf Rutland In uttering a forged paper. At tho morning session tho court ordered the clerk to Instruct tho attorneys of tlm 1 respondent that they could not withdraw from tho caso, that tho court only had authority to allow them to do so. Mr. Car-er when ho appeared at tbo afternoon session of the court atatcd that ho had not bcon an attornoy of record In the O'Brlon matter and asked the court permission to becomo an attorney ot rocord, after which ho mado no ffort to withdraw from tho matter. M. G. Lcary, who hns boen attorney of record, did not appear because ho Is In Massachusetts taking depositions In the Eastman case. Just beforo adjournment tho court In quired of the clerk If Halo K. Darling, attorney for Anna Felch Dexter, has filed a motion asking for the woman's being admitted to ball. Nono had been filed though tho court knew ono had been suggested. Mr. Darling was given flvo days In which to file such motion. The court then ordered that the woman re main In the custody of tho sheriff of Orango county until further order of the court. This Is not a decision In the habeas corpus proceedings recently argued. It was stated this evening that matter Is still with the court. Tho February term was then adjourned by Sheriff F. II. Tracy. PERSHING CONFIRMS DEATH Cables Greene of St, Albnnn Iloy'n Pntnl Injury In Troop Troln Wreck Two Others Recovering St. Albans, Feb, 27, With the receipt of the following cablegram by Congress man Frank L. Greene from Gen. John J. Pershing, In reply to n cablegram Bent by Congressman Greene asking for exact Information regarding the fate of Corp. G. Gordon Warren, all doubts as to the correctness of a Boston paper's report of the death of tho corporal have been dispelled. The cablegram Is as follows: "Deeply regret to Inform you Corp. Gordon G. Warren, Company D, 103rd Machine Gun Company Battalion, died February 2 from result of Injuries received In train wreck. Burled February 2, cemetery 10, grave 443, lot J, American cemetery, department Saute Marne. Grave markpd with cross. Sergt. Moreland E. Perkins and Corp. Arthur E. Garoy, same organization. In jured In same wreck and admitted to base hospital 90, Chaumont, France, January 31. Diagnosis of Sergeant Perkins, frac ture of pelvis, condition good. Diagnosis of Corporal Garey, chest Injury, about recovered, probably discharge from hos pital In ten days. (Signed) Perfhlng." Congressman Greene nsked that the In formation In the cablegram be conveyed to the families suggesting that "some ono at homo" might give Mrs. Warren the news of her son's death "with less abruptness than my official telegram." Congressman Grecno In his telegram ex presses deep regret that such news had to bo conveyed to Mrs. Warren. A letter received by a resident of this city from a lieutenant In tho 103rd Machine Gun Battalion gives tho fol lowing account of the wreck of the troop train which was bringing members of the outfit to tho embarkation camp at Le Mans, France: "While en route from our old area to the present area our train met with a bad accident, the cause of which was apparently duo to poor signals. About 9:30 p. m. we ran into three light engines which were stand ing on the main track at the station. The engineer applied the brakes, but not in sufficient time to avoid hitting the engines and in doing so caused two cars In tho center of tho train to tele scope and damaged six other cars. Five men were killed outright, one died after being removed, and two others died In the hospital. "Most of the killed and injured were members of the old First Vermont Machine Gun Company. I have not a list of the killed and wounded, bui as near as I can remember the killed were Pvt. Riley Strong of New Hampshire, Private Blair of Enosburg Falls, Corp. Gordon Warren. Those Injured were Sergeant Perkins and Corporal Garey of St. Albans. All the rest of tho 10ys from St. Albans are very well and are anxiously awaiting the tlmo to sail westward. "There aro no definite orders yet as to when we will embark on the trans- 1 ports, but It is generally thought that wo will leave France about the 15th of March and probably will land In Boston, going from there to Camp Devens, whtro I we will be discharged." There was no word mentioned of Pvt. Leon GcnnetL McFeeters Succeeds Black St. Albans, Feb. 28. A circular was Is sued Friday by John W. Redmond, gen eral solicitor of tho Central Vermont rail way, United States railroad administra tion appointing W. R. McFoeters of this city attorney for the railway to fill tho vacancy caused by tho resignation of Charles F. Black, who will practice law tn Burlington. Mr, MoFeeters Is a prom inent young Vermont attorney. Ho was elected State's attorney of Franklin coun ty in 1916 and again In 1318, his now term having run only a short tlmo. Mr. Me Feotors. who Is a native of Enosburg Falls, was graduatod from Dartmouth College In the class of 1905 and from Har vard Law school In 191$. He practicef law with his father, Kmmott McFooters, In Bnoaburg Falls, previous to Ida com ing to this city, whero he was aayoclate'd with C. P. Watson. Mr, MoFeeters lias submitted hie resignation to Governor Clement, but no action has been taken on It Friday so far ua Mr, MuFeotcere Knew, BTOITHD COUGH A FT! It INntlKMLV "Foley ' Honey ami Tar la the beet cough medlcluo J over tried," writes K M, Mc&owftl, R, F, l 1, )tox lift, Ar'lngt ton, Tenn, "My aon had Influent. H had tho wo ret kind ot a cough, l trle everything hut nothing did any good. QMt tKHtt me a friend with Foley's Honey Md Tar, and tn two day hit cough w HUnV-J, W. O'Hulllvnn, $0 Churo.l( ttreet. (Adv.)