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in ucunquisn control or uaoics
Not Later Than May 10 and
Wires as Soon as Congress
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
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
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
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.
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
Tho only near relative surviving Is a
son, John C. Thompson of South New
bury, N, II.
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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,
Kibbe, the Freshman Twlrler,
Holds the Crimson Hitters to
Four Scattered Hits Receives
Grand Support
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
That Amount Must Be Imported
by War Stricken Countries up
to August, 191935,000,000
Tons Available
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Mnrrlnnne tilbaon of Hyde Park
In Well Horn In Klleven,
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. '
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,
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Charles H. Clifford, 55, Slain at
the Residence of Mrs. Mary
Sherman by Woman's Son,
David Farnham, 19
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.
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.
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
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
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.

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