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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1UI9.
OVT. TO GIVE UP WIRES AND GABLES in ucunquisn control or uaoics Not Later Than May 10 and Wires as Soon as Congress BURLESON'S STATEMENT ONtmnMlrr-firiirrnl Milken Iteenmmen- dntlnn to 1M--mIi1ci, V1io Mcntlx Ap proval Imiiirdlntcly Trnlllc Borne by Cables In Xiiiv l.cmicnlng Washington, April IS. The government la preparing to relinquish control noxt month of American cable lines and to rcstoro tho toleKraiih and telephone sys tcniH to private ownership Immediately after enactment by Congress of laws necessary to safeguard tho properties. Postmaster-General Burleson, as direct' Ing head of tho extensive wlro com munication servlco taken over as a war measure, announced to-day he had sent to President Wilson a recommendation that thu cables he turned hack forthwith probably not later than May 10. An hour later tho postmaster-general gave out a utatetnont saying ho would recommend that tho telegraph and tolophono service bo returned to private owners, contingent, however, upon financial protection to bo obtained from Congress. It was explained by Mr. Burleson that tio legislation was necessary In tho case of tho cable company properties. Lessening of tho tralllc borno by tho cables nnd other circumstances aris ing from transition to a peaco basis, Mr. Hurleson said, had resulted In his recommondatlon to tho President that the lines be no longer operated by tho government. His announcement fol lows: "Tho postmaster-general has recom mended to tho President that tho gov ernment return tho cable lines to their respective owners. This action is made possible by tho fact that tho conges tion resulting from war conditions has largely passed. Tho enemy commercial blacklist has been nbollshcd and tho tremendous volume of government cable messages from and to the War Trado Board havo ceased. The bar to com mercial code messages has been re moved, thus materially lessening tho cable loads. Tho uso of the cables in connection with the peace conference havo been greatly diminished. "Tho postmaster-general hones that the return of the cables may be effective not later than May 10th." , In tho matter of land service, however, the solution of the problem will be put equarcly up to Congress. Coming so soon after the recommendation in his annual report that tho telephone and telegraph lines become government owned at the conclusion of peace, the postmastor gen eral's statement created unusual Interest In Eomo quarters. The statement follows: "Tho postmaster general will recom mend that the telegraph and telephone lines bo restored to their respective own ers as soon as legislation can be secured from Congress safeguarding the interests of tho owners In every way tnat It Is possible to safeguard them. "Tho information of tho postmaster gen eral as to the condition of the wlro com panies convince him that It is impera tive that such legislative action must be had before tho various telephono and tele graph lines are returned. "This Is not true as to tho cable lines, which are in a condition to bo returned at once." Postofflco department officials who havo aided in control of tho telegraph and telephono companies expressed the belief that few of tho companies could weather the financial storm if tho proper ties were turned hack without remedial legislation. Some officials said hat while tho properties must be returned In tho same physical condition in which they woro taken over, to do this now, without added revenue to meet wage demands and Increased cost of operation, would wreck tho entire Industry. Officials responsible for tho actual man agement of the properties under govern ment control declined, however, to sug- ki:bl ciu.ujf wjiai eon oi legislation would be necessary. Republicans In Congress have made no secret of their i uiiviuiuu vi. iiu iui uiiuiiuiig cxira ses sion to press for the lmmodiato return of tho servlco to prlvato management. Leaders in this movement have asserted that In so doing they would endeavor to protect tho companies' Interests, ny proclamation of tho President, tho , entire wlro servlco, with tho exception , of cable lines, was taken over by the ' government on July 31 last and placed under the direction of the postoffico de partment. Tho proclamation as to cablo j control, as shown by postoffice depart ! ment flics, was signed by the President , on November 2, but no announcement as to this action was made until after tho signing of the armistice on November 11. ! Taking over tho cablo system was fol. i lowed by a controversy between the post j master-general and Clarence II. Mackay, president of tho Commercial Cablo com- pany, which resulted In the dismissal of ' Mr. Mackay by Mr. Burleson. Further controversy Involved tho Postal Telegraph company, when officials of that company objected to the postmaster general's plan to amalgamate) tho Postal company with tho Western Union. As a result of tho controversy Mr. nurleson dismissed from government hervlce Ed ward Itoynolds, vice-president nnd gen eral manager of tho Postal company, and A. B. Richards, general superintendent of tho Tostal company's Puclflo coast division. Orders issued by tho postmaster-general providing for a nation-wide Increase In telephono nnd telegraph ratos resulted In additional contrnverlcs nnd legal action In a number of States, from somo of which suits havo been appealed to tho United States Supremo Court. The posioiuce aupunmuiii recently was called upon to settle a strike of telephone opera tors in New England and members of the Commercial Telegraphers' Union of America yesterday completed truj can vass of a strike vote. Tho land wlro systems under govern ment control woro under tho direction of tho wlro control board with First As sistant Postmaster-Qencral Koons In charge of organization and administra tion. Tho cablo lines have been under the direct control of Ncwcomb Carlton, president of tho Western Union com pany. BURLINGTON WRESTLER GETS DECISION Arthur firrenux DefentH llernnrd Pem broke In Straight Fall Montpeller, April 21. Arthur Gercaux of Burlington defeated Bernard Pembroke of Montpeller In a catch-as-catch-can wrestling match hero to-night, winning tho first fall with a scissors hold In 35 minutes and the second In 15 minutes with a scissors nnd body hold, The crowd ensputed tho referoe'B decision on the sec ond fall. CENTENARIAN DIES Mr. Ktlxn Thompson, 100 Yrnrfi Old on April in, Unit Lived In Town of Washington Since Girlhood Harro, April 27,-Mrs. Eliza Thompson, who reached tho ago of 100 years on April 13, died Thursday at tho homo of Mr. nnd Mrs. P. A. Downing-of Washington of a general breakdown, tho result of old age. About seven years ago Mr. and Mrs. Downing moved to tho Thompson farm to caro for her during tho remainder of her life. Mrs. Thompson was born In Massa chusetts and camo to Vermont at tho ngo of 20 years, having lived In Wash ington over slnco. Although falling In health and strength for a long time, It was not until last fall that sho began to fall more rapidly and for the last six weeks sho had boon confined to tho bed. Tho only near relative surviving Is a son, John C. Thompson of South New bury, N, II. FALL CAUSES DEATH OF BRATTLEBORO MAN Brattloboro, April 28. A cerebral hemorrhage caused by a fall resulted In tho death of Kenneth K. Moshcr, a wide ly known automobile dealer, In his homo on Oak street Sunday. Mr. Moshcr started to go to tho bathroom beforo daylight and fell down an unguarded stairway near the bathroom door re ceiving a compound fracture of his left arm and injuries to his head. Two physicians were summoned and when they left thcro was no thought but that ho would recover. Ho went to sleep and about two hours later Mrs. Mosher went to his room, and found that ho was dead Ho camo here In 1910 and was In tho livery business six years, then selling his stable to devoto his tlmo to his auto mobllo business, which grew to largo proportions. Resume Warm Trial St. Albans, April 2S.-Tho trial of Robert Warm for tho alleged murder of 14-yeai-old Jennlo Ilcmmlngwny on tho night of August 13, 1917, was resumed when tho Franklin county court convened this aft ernoon after tho week-end rocess. Miss Mabel Spencer, court reporter at the for mer trial, was called to tho witness stand by tho State and Identified her steno graphic notes of tho testimony of tho case. These notes sho had transcribed at the request of the court Judge .Wilson ruled that the testimony of Robert AVarm and Andrew Ibey (tho later deceased) be entered ns evidence. The State mado tho motion last week that tho testimony be entered ns evidence, but tho defense ob jected. The afternoon was occupied with the reading of tho testimony of Iboy and Warm. SUPREME COURT'S WAY TERM Convene Nest Week Tucday Chit tenden County linn Nine dime In the Docket Montpeller, April 28. The May term of Supremo Court will convene Tuesday, May 6. The docket Is not a very large ono this term. It Includes the following num ber of cases: Bennington county, five; Rutland, three; Chittenden, nine; La mollle, two; Washington, 11; Essex, bIx; Orleans, eight; Caledonia, three; Orange, five; Windham, five; Windsor, six; total, G3. The following cases are set in Chit tenden county: Auclair vs. Bushy; West ern Telephone company vs. Lavalle; Latulip vs. Burlington; Labargo vs. Leddy; Burlington Drug company vs. Walllngford Cash Store company; Jarvls vs. Military Post Railway company; Gratton vs. Benjamin Gates, auditor; Elsa vs. Fayette; Clarko vs. Travelers' Insur anco company. There are no cases set from Addison, Franklin, or Grand Islo counties. DR. CHARLOTTE FAIRBANKS MADE "CITIZEN OF FRANCE DlatlnsnilNhed Honor Conferred upon St. Johnsbury Woman, n War Surgeon St. Johnsbury, April 28. The dis tinguished honor of being made a "citizen of France" has come to Dr, Charlotte Fairbanks In recognition of her faithful services as surgeon In the medical unit af the American woman's hospital at Luzancy where she has been for the last seven months. At the same time this honor was conferred upon her by the mayor of the city she received a largo gold medal. Tho ceremonies took place on a recent Sunday at a special meeting of tho municipal council which was at tended by Mayor Chalomon of Luzancy, tho mayors of tho adjacent cities, tho sous-prefect nnd tho deputy of Meaux. Tho modal is 2 by 3V4 inches in diameter and was struck especially for this occasion from a design made by Henri Dubois. On tho obverso Is a girl bringing palms and offering flowers in gratitude. The reverso shows a girl wear ing a laurol crown at tho top of the design, whllo below is a girl kneeling nnd drinking from the waters of consolation. The name "Charlotte Fairbanks" np pears on tho obverBe, while on tho reverse aro theso words, "In witness of tho ap preciation of tho suffering people." Other features of tho Interesting cere mony was tho presentation to tho unit of a beautiful, oil painting by Masso, a noted painter who was present on this occasion, and tho gift to the mayor from tho ladles In tho medical unit of a tortoise shell cano, "To help him walk to Amor- lea," as was expressed by tho donors. Dr. Fairbanks Is a daughter of tho lato Prof. Henry Fairbanks and grand daughter of Sir Thaddous Fairbanks, In vontor of the platform scales. Tho latter received his tltlo from Kmporor Francis Joseph of Austria after Fairbanks scales were exhibited at tho Vienna exposition Kho was graduated from Smith College In 1R94, received the degree of Ph. D from Yalo two years later and completed her education at tho Woman's Medical Collcgo of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. REPRESENTATIVE AUSTIN OF READING DIES Montpeller, April 24. Word was re ceived at the State House to-day of the death of Representative Walter 8. Austin of Reading, who was chairman of tho House Judiciary committee In tho last session and ono of tho leading mombers of that branch of tho General Assembly, Death was duo to pneumonia. A daugh ter of Mr. Austin Is now dangerously III with the same disease. The funeral will take place from the South Reading Church at two o'clock Saturday after noon, Mr. Austin was a member of the House from Heading for the past three sessions and Ills Intimate knowledge of educa tional matters mado his services espe cially valuable Ho was born In Marlon. N. Y 45 yearB ago, was educated In tho Marlon Colleglato Institute and Rochestor, N. Y., University, class of 1899. Ho located In Reading in 1908 and hla occupation was a farmer. Ho had been superintendent of schools tn Rootling und school direc tor. He leaves a wlfo and ton chlldron, Mr. Austin was a college classmate of Dr. M. B. HillegaB, commissioner of education, at Rochester University, VERMONT DEFEATS TOO Kibbe, the Freshman Twlrler, Holds the Crimson Hitters to Four Scattered Hits Receives Grand Support LONE TALLY MADE IN 1ST Hnmllton Illtn to Center, Ailvoncrs to Second on Mnrah'n Sacrifice, Third on llorry'n Hunt nnd Scores on llowmnn's Urlte Along Third Cambridge, Mass., April 28. Ono of thr greatest games witnessed on Soldiers' Fluid this spring was seen to-day when the speedy University of Vermont nine came und conquered tho Harvard var sity team, 1 to 0. From tho opening until the closing stanza tho game was hotly contested and the visitors tucked the gamo away safely In the opening stanza when they obtained tho only tally of tho game. Incidentally the gamo marked tho opening of the season for Vermont who had previously had about three days' outside prvtlco. Coach Angle's outfit played snappy ball and gdvo Klbbe, tho freshman slab artist, excellent support, not a single mlsplay being mado behind him. Ho pitched high grado ball, although at times showed signs of being a trifle wild but, thanks to his team mates, they usually speared everything that camo In sight. The gamo developed Into a pitching duel between Young Klbbe, the Vormont boy, and Ned lilgelow of Harvard and honors woro about even. Only four scat tered hits were made off Kibbe. He struck out nine nnd issued eight passes which, under ordinary circumstances, might have resulted disastrously. Blge low, on the other hand, was touched up for seven hits, striking out five and walking four. Harvard had two chances to tally, but high grade fielding and alr-tlght pitch ing by Klbbe, when It looked bad for tho Vcrmonter, saved him from coming out on tho short end of tho score. In tho third with tho bases checked and ono down, Perkins was called out on strikes nnd McLeod filed out to center field, thus shutting off any chance to tally. In tho ninth frame Klbbe retired Dick Hallowell and Gammack, but the next three batters drew passes. Bobby Gross then hit tho first ball pitched at Klbbo who tossed him out. I'almer, Hamilton, Bowman nnd Tryon did tho best all around work for Ver mont, while Blgolow secured two of the four hits off tho Vermont yearling. Ver mont put the gamo on Ice in tho Initial stanza when Hamilton led off with a single to center; Marsh sacrificed him to second, went to third on Berry's bunt and scored on Bowman's drive along third base. The score: VERMONT ab bh po a Hamilton, s. s 3 111 Marsh, 3b 2 0 11 Berry, c. f t 12 0 Bowman, lb 1 13 0 Smith, 2b 2 10 2 Palmer, r. f 4 2 0 0 Bums, 1. f 4 0 10 Tryon, c 4 19 1 Klbbe, p 3 0 0 5 Tbtals 30 7 27 10 HARVARD nb bh po a Evans, c. f 3 0 1 Ellis, c. f 0 0 1 0 Emmons, s. s 3 0 0 1 Gross, r. f 4 110 Perkins, 3b 3 112 McLeod, 2b 4 0 4 3 Frothlngham, lb 4 0 10 1 Hallowell, 1. f 3 0 10 Gammack, c 2 0 7 2 Blgelow,, p 3 2 13 Jones 0 0 0 0 Baldwin 0 0 0 0 King 0 0 0 0 Totals 30 4 27 18 Score by Innings: Innings 1 23450789 Vermont 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 01 Harvard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 00 Run mado by Hamilton; stolen bases, Burns 2, Hallowell 1; sacrifice hits, Marsh 2, Evans 3; baso on balls, Klbbo 8, Blge low, 4; struck out by Klbbo 9, Blgolow 5; wild pitch, Blgelow; tlmo, two hours, 10 minutes; umpire, White. GRANTS NO LICENSES SI rone Oppoxltlon nirnlnst Liquid f.ood In Town of HnrtforU Whlto River Junction, April 27. A pub lic hearing on applications for licenses to sell spirituous liquors In tho town of Hartford wok held yesterday by tho Windsor county board of commissioners In Crown thoatro hall. Tho attendance of opponents to tho grunting of licenses was very largo and represented every section of tho town. Raymond Tralnor of Whlto River Junction, Sherman N. Taylor of Windsor and Edwin A. Davis of Bethel, tho threo commissioners, were present and Lawyer Tralnor presided. Parties representing both sides of tho question wcro heard and during tho prog ress of tho meeting Chairman Tralnor, In behalf of tho commission, stated that the board already had decided not to grant any second-class licenses, for which there had been threo applications. The decisions of tho hoard respecting other applications, It was said, would bo an nounced lator. Tho meeting closed at four o'clock and there Is a strong public opinion that no licenses will bo granted In tho town. Hartford Is tho only town In Windsor county having applications for licenses, tho two In Windsor already having been turned down by tho commission. SEEK NEW BANK Petition for Mlddlebury Having; Hank & Trust Company Mlddlebury, April 24. Tho following men havo petitioned the Stnto bank commissioners for the establishment hero of tho Mlddlebury Savings Bank & Trust Co., under Act 150 of 1915: Ira H. LaFIeur, Willis N. Cady, Allen Calhoun, William H. Stokes and H. M. Bain of Mlddlebury; Cyrus Smith, Edward Nichols and G, R. Wulkcr of Brldport; George P. Edmunds, W. C. Bingham and T. C. Barnes of Bristol; II, E. San ford, A. W. Footo and Edward H, Peeto of Cornwall; Mllo Johnson nnd C. M. Bakor of Woy bridge; S. E. Noonan and B. S. Martin of North Fcrrlshurg; Paul F. Field and P. P. Nelson of Salisbury; Arthur G, Clark and John C. Thomas of Addison; C. S. Dana of Now Haven; John W. Ryan, Dr. F. C. Phelps and Prod F, Oraudey of Vorgcnnes and W. II. Jackman of Wnltham. State Ilonk Commissioner George P. Carpen ter has set Juno 5 as Iho hearing; for tho petition. HARVARD STATE SPRINGS SURPRISE Oiler Defendant Wnrm's Tentlmony nt III Flrl Trlnl In Franklin County Murder Cnxe St. Albans, April 25. Good progress wan made to-day, ns yesterday, In the trial In Franklin county court of tho case ngnlnst Robert Wnrm, for alleged murder. Court took a recess at four o'clock after Iho Mlnfd Imd Offered In nvlilnnna Ihn testimony of Robert Wnrm given at tho! former trial, tho defonso objecting, Evl dently this was a complete surprise to tho dofensb and tho matter was threshed out nftor court adjournment. Ruling by Judgo Wilson Is expected to-morrow morning, It Is understood that Miss Mabel Spencer of St. Johnsbury, tho court re porter at the former trial, has been sum moned to appear nt this trial. Miss Spencer Is roportlng tho Essex county court at Guildhall. Important witnesses this afternoon wero Dr. B. H. Stone, state pathologist nnd director of tho Stato Laboratory of Hygiene, at Burling ton, Dr. 'O. F. Whitney, chemist at tho laboratory, and Dr. W. II, Arnold, city health officer of St. Albans. All testified that tho death of Jennlo Hemmlngway was duo to nsphyxla or strangulation caused In their opinion by external pressure. Tho black and whlto Btrlped dress which has been In court during the trial and around which much of tho evi dence has hinged was identified to-day by Dr. Stone as tho one worn by tho girl when ho went to the undertaking parlors to perform the autopsy. The dress waa received this afternoon as an exhibit In tho case. Other witnesses this after noon wero Paul Aycr of Bralncrd Btreet, Maurice C. Garey of Lincoln avenue and Seth Daniel of Pearl street. Three witnesses woro examined this morning, viz., Mrs. James O'Connell of North Elm street, Postmaster William H. Finn of Newton Btreet and Miss Jes sie Loomls of North Elm street. Joseph Wllley, cousin of Jennie Hemmlngway, tho dead girl, was on tho stand for cross-examination at tho opening of court this morning, and told how tho girl's body was found, tho position In which It was lying, of Warm's apparent dcslro to bo near her as soon as sho was found nnd that ho seemed to feel badly. Mrs. O'Connell, who was at tho Finn homo on tho Sunday afternoon, and In tho evening until about 9:45 o'clock, beforo tho girl's body was found, testi fied to seeing a soldier and a girl pass the house that evening, tho girl in a striped dross and bareheaded and tho soldier In uniform and wearing a cap. They passed directly under tho electric light In front of tho Finn house. Mr. Finn did not remember seeing a Boldler and a girl that night. Sometime after he had gone to bed ho was wakened by tho barking of his watch dog, but tho dog quieted down after Mr. Finn went to tho window and spoke to him. Mr, Finn said he did not notico anything unusual or hear any other disturbance at that time. Miss Loomis said she was well acquainted with Robert Warm at the tlmo of Jennie Hemmlngway's death and she testified to seeing him go along North Elm street on that Sunday night with a girl wearing a black and white Btrlped dress and no hat. Warm was In uniform, and carried his coat over his right arm. This was soon after nine o'clock and Miss Loomls sat on the steps leading from tho house to the sidewalk at the time. Sho saw another soldier and girl pass the house about 8:25 o'clock. Tho witnesses yesterday afternoon wero Verne Richards, Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Donnelly, Mrs. Ida Sheltra, Smith A. Brooks, Mrs. Lottie Brooks, M. C. Finn and Joseph Wllley. MISS DYER GETS Rutland Music Teacher Awarded Big Damages in Breach of Promise Suit Rutland, April 25. Miss Anna C. Dyer of this city, formerly a music teacher, was awarded $20,000 damages to-day from Charles H. Lalor, also of Rutland and a well known ex-hotel man by a Rutland county court Jury which found that Mr. Lalor had broken a contract to marry her. After they had listened to ovldenco for two days' the Jurors required only an hour und a half to arrive at this decision. Miss Dyer Is 39 years old and Mr. Lalor Is DO. It was shown by his own testimony thai he was worth over $57,000. Miss Dyer testified that she first mot Lalor in 1900 nnd that he kept company with her until 1918, calling as often ns twice a week. Ho showed his affection, sho said, at tho very first call and after wards made her many expensive pres ents and told her that ho could not llvo without her. In 1901 she promised to marry him, nt his request, she testified, nnd Bho was ready to do bo at any time afterwards. Sho know nothing of his apparent change of mind until sho learned of his marriage to Miss Margaret Sullivan of this city in October, 1918, sho told tho Jury. Mr. Lalor denied that any marriage en gagement ever existed between himself and Miss Dyer and that he never had any conversation with any member of her family about their marriage. Ho said that during tho entire 18 years when ho called on her ho never addressed her by any namo more familiar than "Miss Dyer." At tho tlmo of Miss Sullivan's marrlago to Mr. Lulor there was some comment be cause banns had not bcon previously pub lished ns Is customary In the Catholic Church. Mrs. Lalor testified that this was duo to tho conditions brought about by the Influenza epidemic. PIG CONTEST INTERESTS BUYS AND UIRLS St. Johnsbury, April 21. Tho boys and girls are taking much Interest In tho Caledonia County Pig club contest nnd plans aro well organized to make this attractive. W. A. Rlckor, the well-known drover, has contributed $10 for the prizes and offered to pay one-half cent a pound nbpvo tho market prico at tho round-up next September. Willis Conner, manager of the Lyndonvllle croamery, has also contributed $10 In prlzo mony and offerod to furnish young pjgs to tho boys nnd girls on their porsonal notes. Othors will bo usked to contribute cash for tho prizes and when roundup day comes thero will bo Borne surprises for tho Caledonia county farmors. This Is only ono of the activities of the aggressive CalcdonU County Farm Bureau, Through tho National Farm Loan association nearly $50,000 has been loaned to tho fanners of tho county on a 6ft per cont. basis, and l"co ln8t f''l the mem bers of tho Caledonia Farm Bureau Ex change have bought nearly $100,000 worth of merchandise. This Included binder twlno, feed, chemicals nnd seeds. Orders for lime nnd spraying material aro now being secured by the manager. (20,000 VERDICT 2910,000 TONS OF FOOD FOR EUROPE That Amount Must Be Imported by War Stricken Countries up to August, 191935,000,000 Tons Available STATEMENT BY HOOVER American Surplus linn Proved to Be thr Salvation of Europe Supply of Foodstuff Is Suflldent but Shipping Condition!) Aro Unsatisfactory. Pnrls, April 27. In the harvest year from August, 1918, to August, 1919, Europe must Import 29,000,000 tons of foodstuffs from overseas and to meet this there Is uvallablo a total of about 35,000,000 tons, Herbert C. Hoover, permanent chairman of tho food section of the supreme economic council, said to-day In review ing tho present world food eituatlon. Tho avallablo supply Is sufficient to Vnoct tho needs of Europe, but shipping conditions aro not satisfactory on account of strikes In many countries and, as a result, thero Is no question that the entiro American surplus will bo absorbed. In fact Mr. Hoover said, the American surplus had proved to bo the salvation of Europe, "We aro now at tho worst phase of tho European famine that was Inevitable nfter this world war," Mr. Hoover added. "With somo 50,000,000 men In Europe out of production and turned to work of destruction, thero could be no other ending. Wo havo opened up all that enormous food vacuum which was created by Gorman domination and which, with tho close of tho war was added to tho great demands on the allies. Wo have had time to investigate and dctcrmlno fairly closely what is needed, not to restore tho normal, but to keep tho body and soul together until next summer's harvest." Tho economic food council Is now on top In tho fight against famine and food distribution is fully organized In supply ing the most affected areas In Europe outside of Russia. The American relief administration ha3 organized as a free gift the systematic feeding of the under nourished children, numbering between 500,000 nnd 1,000,000. Various organiza tions of the American government are co-oporatlng to meet tho situation and tho work is proceeding smoothly. Tho United States Mr. Hoover con tinued, will supply Europo during the year ending next August foodstuffs valued roughly at $2,500,000,000. Enemy countries and neutrals will pay cash for what they receive, while the allied coun tries aro being aided by funds ap propriated by Congress. Mr. Hoover said ho would estimate that the United States would be placing In Europo about $2,000, 000,000. Tho food relief authorities are doing their best to control tho effect of the large demands on the American market. In connection with this, Mr. Hoover men tioned that a statement of his on the possible price of wheat had been mis interpreted In somo quarters. In his earlier statement Mr. Hoover had said that In view of tho demands of the world for fod tho removal of prico control with regard to wheat, sugar and pork products and cottonseed products would bo extremely dangerous to tho American consumer. Tho control of the pork was removed and Mr. Hoover said, has proved to be a disadvantage to the consumer. PAYING DRAFTEES Stntc Treasurer Carrying out Frorl aionc of the Recent Legislature Montpeller, April 27. The State treas urer's offico has commenced paying the drafted men as provided under tho law enacted In tho last session of the Legis lature and Saturday about 100 men had been paid. Those, who volunteered, had been paid for some time. This payment, under the now law, also nrovldes that women who have been In servlco shall bo entitled to receive State pay of $10 a month for tho length of time they wero In servlco not to exceed 12 months, so that the nurses, yeomen, women In the army ordnance department will receive State pay. There are quite a large num ber of these. REV. CARSON RESIGNS Montpeller Pastor Accepts Call to First Unitarian Church nt Albany, N. V. Montpeller, April 27. The Rov. L. C. Carson, who has been pastor of tho Unitarian Church here for almost four years, read his letter of resignation to the parish this morning, which, doubt less will be accepted, as Mr. Carson has accepted the pastorate of the First Unitarian Church at Albany, N. Y., where ho will commence his duties August 1. This new appointment is one of the most desirable in tho Unitarian churches In this section of the country. Dr. Car soncamo to Montpeller from the Second Unitarian Church of Boston. He has boon prominent In many of tho activi ties in the city In tho short tlmo he has resided here. CELEBRATES 103D BIRTHDAY Mr. Mnrrlnnne tilbaon of Hyde Park In Well Horn In Klleven, Ireland Hydu Park, April 21. Mrs. Marrlnnno Olbson reached her 103rd birthday Tues day. Considering her great ago she Is quite well. Sho was born In Klleven, Ireland, April 22, 181C, 'and had lived In this country about 40 years, tho last 13 In this town, She has several children, grandchildren and groat-grnndchlldren. Sho rocoived 'many callers on her birth day and was tho recipient of several gifts. ' EASTERN STATES DAIRY ASSOCIATION PLANNED E. 8, nriichnm Member of Committee tn Formulate Organisation Program Now York, April 21. Organization of an Eastern States Dairy association to obtain better co-operation in the pro duction and handling of milk and to en courage Its consumption was planned at a meeting of representatives of dairy In terests here to-day. A comialtteo headed by Dr. Charles E. North was directed to formulate a pro gram for organization, which will be submitted to an early convention of dairymen. Othor members of tho com mltteo are Q, II, Larson of Now York, milk conference board; R. D. Cooper, president of tho Dairymen's Lenguo; Asa B. aardnor, Jr., of Baltimore, E. S. Drigham, commissioner of agriculture of Vormont, nnd Dr, W. H. Jardon of Geneva, N. Y, 5PHULDING GETS TITLE Wins Championship of Northern nam kctbnll Lrngiie hy Defeating Montpeller, 2.1 to IS Morrlsvlllo, April 27. All doubt ns to tho rightful holdors of tho Northern Leaguo basketball championship was erased Friday night at tho People's Academy gymnasium, when Spauldlng high of Barre, In ono of tho cleanest and swiftest played frames ever wit nessed between two high school teams defeated Montpeller high, with 23 to 18 as tho final tally after 40 minutes of strenuous playing. Both teams fought hard to win and displayed somo fine team work sea soned with considerable vim and fight. Though Spauldlng gained tho lead, from tho start It was a grand uncer tainty as to who would hold tho cup after tho content ,ns Montpeller nt two stages of tho game was but ono point In tho rear and ono basket would give her the lead. , Howovor, thoso points did not como I nt tho most opportune momonts; ncl-1 ther did Smith of Muntpellor mnko as many points as ho might havo, had ho not misjudged tho basket whllo shoot Ins fouls. Ten fouls wero called on each team during the cntlro game, Mc Hardy caging tho ball seven times out of 10 and Smith four out of tho samo number. Tho gallery which surrounds tho hall was filled with spectators long beforo the whistle for the start was given and many people were turned away owing to tho Inability to furnish oven stand ing room. Among tUa throng which was pres ent woro people from various parts of tho State, while Barre and Montpolicr easily carried tho majority of tho crowd. And among that majority woro somo very capablo voices that mado the hall ring with cheers for tho team they hoped would win. WOMAN KILLED BY MAN'S BODY FALLING FROM ROOF New York, April 28. Falling from tho roof of Dfilmonlrn'H nn T?lfH n,n- nuo to-day, the body of a waiter em ployed In the restaurant struck an el derly woman and killed her Instantly. Both wore watching tho parade of tho 165th Infantry, which was passing. Tho Walter. Robert Palmer, was rpmnvprl tn W hospital with a fractured skull. Chicago, April 28. Mrs. Whitehead, widow of E. P. Whitehead ,a pioneer of Chicago, who was killed In New York to-day when sho was struck by the body of a waiter who fell from the roof of Delmonlco's, was for many years a leader In Chicago society. She was widely known for her philanthropic activities. DELAY GRAHAM CASE Former CJovernor and Piirclinxlnir Agent Hnnley Not to Be Tried nt Present Term of Wnnhlngton Co. Court Montpeller, April 2!. The dlschnrge of the Jurors in Washington county court means that the trial of the cases of Stato vs. ex-Gov. Horaco F. Graham and former Purchasing Agent Dewey T. Hanly will not be tried at the present term. No entry has been mado In the cases, but It Is understood that tho con tinuance w-as mado because the attorney general was unablo to try the cases Just yet. MANY WITNESSES ON STAND IN WARM TRIAL St. Albans, April 24. Six witnesses wore on tho stand In Franklin county court this morning and seven this after noon in tho trial of tho case of State vs. Robert Warm, for tho alleged mur der of Jennlo Hemmlngway the night of August 12. Mrs. Henry Hemmlng way, step-mother of tho dead girl, was on the stand at the opening of court this morning for cross-examination. The witnesses this morning wero Miss Ella Noel, a girl about Jcnnio's ago and an intimate friend; Miss Nclllo Robinson of Boston, who in the sum mer of 1917 lived near tho Hemmlng way home on Catherine street: E. T. Buck, chief train despatcher for tho Centrnt Vermont railway; Chief of Po lice J. F. Mahoney; and Mr. and Mrs. Ira J. Perry. Tho examination of Mrs. Hemmlngway was completed Just as court adjourned at five o'clock yester day afternoon. Another witness of yes terday afternoon was F. H. Dowart of Burlington, civil engineer, who mado a survey of tho points of Interest in this case, and whose map Is tho ono used in the trial. The direct examina tion to-day was conducted by W. R. McFeeters and tho crosB-oxamlnntlon by Roswcll M. Austin. There wero only a few spectators this morning but tho room was filled this afternoon with tho women In tho majority. OBSERVANCE OF I. 0. O. F. CENTENNIAL Cclrlir:itton by Cnledonln Lodge of St, Johns bury St. Johnsbury, April 21. Caledonia Lodgo has been celebrating through the week tho 100th anniversary of the found ing of the Odd Fellows' order and Fri day night Mooso River Encampment will observe old members' night. Three St. Johnsbury citizens have been nsaoctated with tho order for practically half a century. Carlton Pelrh has been a mem ber for 50 years whllo Charles Green and T. H. Underwood havo been associated with tho order for 49 years each. DEATH OF L. G. BOWKER Lunenburg, April 21. Tho body of L. G. Bowker will be brought homo from New York Friday, where Mr. Bowker died qulto suddenly of pneumonia while visit ing In tho city with lls wlfo und daugh ter. Ho was tho Junior mombcr of tho mercantllo firm of M. D. Bowker & Son, had represented this town In tho Legisla ture and was one of tho town's most actlvo young men. Lucius Webb Dies Randolph, April 2S. Lucius Wobb, a prominent business man In this vicinity, died at his homo in East Granvillo this morning after months of suffering. Ho was 72 years of ago and Is survived by his second wife, two sons and a daughter. The funeral will bo held Thursday after noon. TO OPEN NEW WAIST INDUSTRY AT RUTLAND Rutland, April 27. A now Industry will open to-morrow In this city when tho Marble City Manufacturing company of llrooklyu, N, Y will begin making la dles' silk waists. Thoy huvo leased tho second llooi' of tho Vermont School Seat company building which gives floor space to accommodaate about 100 hands. Thoy have agreed to give employment to flvo times this forco If tho local business mcp can find them suitable quarters. Tha maungero f the plant is C. H. Bhlstol, forinorly of Gleim Falls, N. Y. Tho coni oany has a branch at Bangor, Pa. ESSEX MAN SROT IN QUARREL Charles H. Clifford, 55, Slain at the Residence of Mrs. Mary Sherman by Woman's Son, David Farnham, 19 YOUTH GIVES HIMSELF UP ImmcdlntHy nfter the Shooting He Coll Constable J. I'. Flynn to Ilia Mother1 Home Parties Concerned Hare I4re4 In Exsex Junction Three Weeka Essex Junction, April 25. A family quarrel this evening about six o'clock at tho home of Mrs. iiherman on East street resulted In tho shooting and death of Charles H .Clifford, agod 55, who lived at tho Shorman residence. Tho shooting was dono by Mrs. Sher man's son, Daniel Farnham, aged 19, Two shots wero flrod with a 32-callbre revolver. Ono passed through the head under tho left eyo and tho other through tho heart. Death was instantaneous. Aftor tho young man had accom plished tho deed ho walked across tha street and looked up Constable J. P. Flynn, who happened to be standing In W. S. Fletcher's store. He asked that the constable accompany him to his home, where his mother wanted to see him. Upon their arrival at the Sher man houso, Mrs. Sherman told her tale of what had happened and showed Mr. Flynn tho dead man's body In an ad Joining room. A warrant was Issued by State's At torney Allen Martin for tho arrest of Farnham, who was thereupon lodged In Chittenden county Jail. The body of Clifford was removed to A. D. Doug Ins' undertaking rooms, where an au topsy will bo performed to-morrow by Dr. B. II. Stone. The peoplo concerned In the affair moved into town threo weeks ago, coming hero from Worcester, Mass., previous to which tlmo they lived In Now Hampshire. Young Farnham has been employed by Ernest Martin In tho street depart ment Since ills arrlv.lt horn Tho nlov 'man, Clifford, did teaming and odd Jobs or garden work. COL T. B. THOMAS BACK Took the B7th Pioneer Regiment t Frnnee Wax Transferred to the Cunter Division Montpeller, April 27. Col. F. B. Thomas of Montpeller, who was the commanding officer of the 1st Vermont regiment when the war broke out, arrived home Satur day morning. He Is lookln fine and wears a blue stripe on his arm showing he ex perienced nimost six months service In France. Colonel Thomas took the 57th Pioneer (Vermont) regiment to France last Soptcember, but when he reached thcro tho nation was using everything In soldiers who went over to France In re placement so that the regiment was senl Into tho front the most of It going lntc tho 20th division. Colonel Thomas was transferred At colonel to the Custer division (85th) divi sion and after service near the front wai sent back to Toul, where ho was given an other casual regiment and he came back to Michigan with 3,800 casuals undei his command. He has discharged his regiment and la now at home on a 15 days' leave of ab sence, after which he goes to Camp Dev ens to get his discharge from service. Ha changed commands a few times while In Franco and commanded at different times tho 337th Infantry, 806th Pioneer regiment. j Ills original regiment was In training at I'ouiain ior aDoui two weens oeiore me regiment went Into replacement. GEORGE N. ROBERTS DIES Prominent Shelburne Man Found Dying hy Wife Ileireented Town Shelburne, April 27. Georgo Nelsot Robert's, aged 74 years, a prominent resi dent of this town, died suddenly yester day morning at his home in this village, Ho had been in poor health for some time. About eight o'clock he went tc tho barn to feed the chickens and being gone longer than usual, Mrs. Roberti went to call him and, hearing moans, found him sitting in a chair in an un conscious condition. Life was extinct before Dr. J. S. Norton or neighbors got to him. Mr. Roberts was born In Burlington February 14, 1845, nnd came to Shelburne In 1S51. Ho married Kate Barton ol Charlotte In 1SC9. Three children were born to them, Frank of Pittsburg, Pa., Mrs. Philip Fletcher of St. Johnsbury and Fred B. Roberts of this town. Mr. Roberts had held many town otllcos, had been tax collector, con stable and merchant for many years and by his kind genial ways had made a host of friends In all walks of life. Mr. Roberts represented this town In the lower Houso at Montpeller in 1886 and 1888 and was Stato senator at tho sessloji of 1900. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts celebrated their golden wedding anniversary January 13 of this year. The funeral will be held Monday at 3:00 p. m. at tho Methodist Church, with Masonic burial, Friendship Lodge. Capture "Trusty" St. Albans, April 27. Arthur Bsrton, a trusty at tho State hospital at Wa- terbury, who escaped from the Insti tution about three weeks ago, was cap tured Saturday morning nt the farm of Ernest Ball In St. Albans town by Sheriff G, P. Cattin and Deputy Sheriff II. B .Cross. Barton was lodged In th Franklin county Jail and was takei back to Watcrbury Saturday night bj an officer from the hospital THREE INCORPORATIONS Morse Company to Deal In Lumber WalNt Firm Park Annoclatlon Montpeller, April 25. The Morse Manu facturing company f Morrlavllle hai filed nrtlclcs of association In tho oftici of the secretary of state for tho purpose of manufacturing finished lumber In thai section of the State. The capital stock U $30,000 and the papers are signed by Q. A. und G. G. Morse of Morrisvllle and Chnrles Raymoro of that village. Similar papers have been filed by tht Marble City Manufacturing company ol Rutland for the purposo of muklng ladles' waists. Tho capital stock Is $5,000 whllt tho porsons signing tho papers are Annll Crane and Charles Novak f Rutland an Charles H. Bristol of Glens Falls, N. Y. Tho Wulllngford Park association, which wants to Improve park condltlor In a flro district in Walllngford, hai filed articles In the Biune office. Thest papers aro signed by H, B, Hardin, A W. Ferguson, R. C, Taft, G, L. Uatchelda and A. R. Houghton.