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aw -if VOL. VIIC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXV. BURLINGTON, VERMONT, THURSDAY. MAY 22, 1919. NUMBER 47 1 J - 1 1 Mil d". nitMir.' ii i - in Five Centuries toward Christian Civiliza tion President Lowell of Harvard Univer sity, Editor Herbert S. Houston of World's Work, Captain Thomas G. Chamberlain, U. S. A., John H. Walker, Ex-Governor McCall of Massachusetts and Miss Katherine Locke the Other Speakers at State Convention Which Attracts Audiences Filling The Strong Theatre and City Hall. KPOWTKR MAKES MR. TAFT LAUGH "Have you any knowledge as to . Cnn4. Tl... If. rrnlmf n Vntn . , .... 1.1 111111..... nil in s r nil iil mi: inimi iti iliriil Hint .-lining. The rciiortor replied that he had Mr. Taft chuckled. "Probably he will rail the nr-ws- liipVIM il 11 II Wl'lll llll' JILU.lllwu . A.-.l ,1 .. . t tl.n T 4n I-iifnl-rtrt 'enro. Then he Inquired for any news ru I til UK nil; ciihiuni. i itit iv. rpnfv liv the I ; nriiui n K. The representative had cone to esnatph wn eh nrnl rnme over tne i-.iii .in ii'iiii. "Paris says Taft expected to suc- Whcn this message was read to im. Mr. Taft laughed heartily. Asked if he had anything to say bout It, he remarked: "I have absolutely no knowledge Then, with another laugh, he enn- inued: "Would you say anything to a luMii;t: imu iiiiii, wiimu juu uuii Ider It of any Importance?" ,Tho former president was gonlal ty personified. Ho asked many uesuons anoui wie. huccess 01 mo n .1 r.n.A.1 1.l1.1.. nlll-.1 or tins occasion llclL v el iniMiicin .lit- iiuei unieti 111 me ague of .Nations covenant, and want learn all they can about It was ably uu lutrtiktt- niiii -H. iiiiii ii, iirit'u ex-President William Howard Taft, . A. Lawrence Lowell, president of rvnrd Ulllversitv. mid other tinted n of the League to Enforce Peace, tlio 1 nf 1 Vint,. nnxvnnllnu . . , 1.1,,. to be held in the eastern States to luenco public opinion favorably toward League of Nations covenant. neni wimii jiuimieiiN in jhuiip yireseiu m all over the State, probably in- ning im' mum ii'ini'MMiiiiiive gamer- of prominent Vermonters whirl) has ited Burlington in many years. Not y was The Strong theatre packed to cony being filled, but there was an y Hall during thn evening. The RriiiHiii iiiui'Liiiu ivna iiiil Mil mrirpiv ended, but The Strong was filled with exception of thn second balcony. Vllliam Howard Taft, president of tho ague to Knforce Peace, was tho chief first at tho City Hall and closing tho eting at The Strong. Ex-Oov, .Samuel McCall and John H. Walker, formerlv n of Labor, also spoko at both of tho Fleetwood of Morrisvllle presided at e Strong, while Judgo Frank I.. Fish vergennos nan cnarge or the mcot- at tho City Hall. t tho afternoon session nt Thn "lis "1 ..,., i t t-i.itii'ii i jt wrenco Lowell of Flarvard 1'nlver- Capt, Thomas G. Chamberlain, S. A.; Herbert S. Houston, publisher World's Work, and .Miss Katherluo eke, lecturer and publicist. t was In tne nrlriress nf Mi n'nfi T inn kp v.Ti rim nr ina ..rwt i,.n I i .n H sounded. It was ho who stirred peoplo to tho greatest enthusiasm. hough tho address of Mr. Lowell the afternoon wont deeply into tho mm eovnnn.ni n.nn in.ui tmrn Mm lectlonH to tho new covenant of- iil uy untile ill mm Uliumry, iiir, well also showed whore thn pro- tho covenant offered by Ellhu ot have been adopted In tho now Clltlll It 11,, nnnn t.lr. n.1.1 . e Strong, ho said: 'Don't support tho Leaguo of uons ncrauno you mi nt 11 win noip rty. Tho League of Nations rises a non-partisan way. I can kIvo you HiinH I'liiiiiiriL iiji Vilnius 1 1 ii rfini n. thn League na an Issue." fter Mr, Tnft had thoroughly dlR- Its purpose, constitutionality. aranty of Integrity to small nations, sslhlllty of drawing- this country o forelirn wars, thn Monrnn doc. 1 J J I w c i-a i"j ttiui ii r bi i ri n i X trine, restrictions as to arbitration and other problem In connection with the covenant, ho answered those who say that the League should be sep arated from the peace treaty by de claring: "You can't separate the Leaguo from the treaty. You can't get peace with out a League of Nations. Who Is going to enforce the treaty of peace if tho League does not?" Mr. Taft characterized tho League of Nations covenant as "the greatest step forward In five centuries toward I Christian civilization." Mr. Taft defined tho leaguo covenant as "an agreement between nations to act In co-operation to avoid war and maintain peace." He said it was no departuro from tho constitutional method of doing thlngd. He mentioned the chief features of the covenant as limitation of armaments: tho guarantee of protection to small nations, which Is simply another way of saying our war slocan "maklnr the world safe for democracy": the economic boycott to bring any offending nation to terms; and tile principle of arbitration. The ex-president declared that it is ab surd that the United States, a nation which In times of peace, has never been able to get Congress to make an appro priation to support a standing army largo enough to do flrst-class police dut should now object to being limited in armament. "I venture to say," said Mr. Taft, "that in times of peace we would not come with in a gunshot of the minimum armament." The speaker went on to say that at The Hague conference, it was Germany which opposed the policy of the limitation of armaments. "And now we are to take tho place of Germany in this new conference and ob ieet to the limitation of armaments in the League of Nations." Speaking of the economic boycott to be established in case of a nation's refusal to come to terms, Mr. Taft said: "Thev will bo put Into a position grand, withering and peculiar by this universal boycott. We are not going to have wars with this article in force. If they go into war, they will get their stomach full ot war." Mr. Taft cited the Monroe doctrine as an nvninnia nf how this "moral force of economic boycott will woork out. THE AFTERNOON SESSION A crowd which filled to capacity the lower floor, the boxes and tho haleony of Tho Strong theatre greeted tho speak ers at the afternoon session of the con ventlon. A murmur of disappointment went through the audience when Roland K. Stevens, chairman of the emergency campaign committee, announced that ex-President Taft would not arrive in this city until late in the afternoon and, thoiefore, could speak only at the eve ning meeting. An excellent list of speaknrs was on hand, however, headed by President A. Lawrence Lowell of Harvard Univer sity. The other speakers, In order, were Capt. Thomas O. Chamberlain, U. S. A. Herbert S. Houston, publisher of World's Work, and Miss Katherine Locke, lec turcr and publicist. Each speaker held the largo audience to perfection and was given closo attention and spontane ous applause. Following a few announcements, Chairman Stevens Introduced the Hon. Frederick G. Fleetwood of Morrisvllle who presided. Mr, Fleetwood opened tho convention and called for any bus. ness that might bo proper at that time- Dean G. H. Perkins presented a resolu tlon calling for two committees to ho appointed at that time to carry on the organization of tho Vermont branch of the League to Knforce Peace, and the committees were appointed as noted else where. PHKSIDKNT LOWELL INTRODUCED President A, Lawrence Lowell of Har vard University was then Introduced. ''This is a time," said President Lowell, "when thn destiny of tho world rests In tho hands of tho American people," Iln told of thn great responsibility which rests with tho people of this country, and pointed out what the leaguo Intends to accomplish, saying that unlesB a person understood tho plan and had read tho covenant, ho could neither criticise It nor if jfend It with any dc grco of accuracy, There are two kinds of leagues, said President Lowell. One Is called a delo gated league, In which a legislative body Is elected to make rules and laws for tho peoplo to obey, and which has to meet and decldn what course shall be followed, Then there Is tho automatlo i . 1,1, XI 11,1111, WIIUlll till JFIll 1II.IJI11,II fnn n( ...I . I .nlnnnno ln tll0 ie;lKll0 nKrc t0 ,lt) ccnuin things but nrn not bound to obey anybody. In other words, tho make-up of the leaguo Is such that certain things will auto matlcally happen upon tho completion of certain acts, so that no body of na tlons or men 'nas to come together to decide what to do In any particular caso, It 1b nil outlined beforehand, according to fixed rules. Tho Leaguo of Nations Is of tho auto (Continued on vase eleven) I F. WOODWARD DEPT. COMMANDER Vermont Veterans of '61 Hold Their Annual Convention in City of Rutland Rutland, Mny 21. The blue uniforms of the days of the Civil War mingled with world-war khnkl on the streetB of Rut land to-day, the veterans of '(11 being In tho city for the nnnual Grand Army convention, Department of Vermont, and the soldiers of the recent conflict helping to entertain thorn In many ways. The various organizations allied with the Grand Army also held nnnual meeting to-day, the ton persons present combining to-night at a public campflre when Mayor .1. .1. Dunn extended the welcome of tho city to the visitors and C. T. S. Pierce of Vergenncs, department commander, G. A. R,, responded, Attorney B. L. Stafford of Rutland spoke on "Thn Grand Army in Peace Times," and there were remarks by the Itev. Dr. Gcorgo 1 Price nf this city and others. Adrian F. W'ward" of this city was elected department commander for tho coming year. About 310 veterans attended the busl ncss sessions of the Grand Army, Re ports showed that there am postn in the State with a membership of 1,4ns, there having been 1.T1 removals by death n a year. Department Commander Pierce gave his annual address In which he touched upon tho work of the various auxiliaries and referred to the world war as follows: I must not close this address without reference to the "new defender" now re turning from a wonderful experience from over tho seas. What they have done places America In tho foremost place In he galaxy of nations. N hen tho German pirates sent the Lusltanla to the bottom of the sea, tho wall from drowning women and Innocent children went up to tho God of heaven and from out the cloud-capped mountain of pent up forbearance came In thunder ones, "to your tents, 0 Israel." There was no North, no South, no East, no West, but this Impossible American army, untaught and un trained In mnro Instances than one of the honor they were to vindicate. drove the Prussian hordes back In disorder to tho shelter of their guns. ind from the success of Chateau Thierry they have carried the flag to tho pinnacle of honor and success, ro baptlzed as the "banner of tho free." From nearly every homo some one has been called for "over the sea," and with watchful tenderness tho steps of the loved one have been fol lowed to his landing In tho new land. The new and to us untried methods of warfare have engaged tho minds of tho . Interested ones here as well as over there and but meagre atten tion has been given to the "old days" though the actos of those times have been none the less Interested lookers on In the varied conflicts: hence our field of action has been limited, but wo have lived to see the hoped for success of our arms, the Stars and Stripes revered by all nations nnd the returning host of the conquerors. Mrs. Jessie Sturtevant of St. Al bans, department president, presided at the meeting of the Women's Re lief Corps at which 200 of the 3,500 members of the State were present. Tho chair at the sessions of tho Sons of Veterans was occupied by Charles R. Davenport of South Royal- ton, divisional command?r. The at tendance was ltiO. The State depart ment has 1,300 members. Over 50 members were present at tho sessions of the auxiliary to the Sons of Veterans. Mrs. Clara E. Perry of Barre, department president, had charge of the meeting. The Ladies of the G. A. R. trans acted their business under the direc tion of Mrs. Julia Perham of East Bralntree, department president. Twenty-three members were present. THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING nev. nnd Mm. William H. Uenn Cele brate Both AnnlvVranry Mlddlebury, May 21. Tho Rev. and Mrs. William 11. Doan celebrated, their 50th an niversary of their wedding Monday, There were only a few of tho family pres ent. Mr. Dean was born In Burlington May 17, 1830. and was tho son of Mr. and Mrs. Hermon W. Dean. Ho was educated In tho schools of the. city and later studied for the ministry and worked to some ex tent among the soldiers In tho hospitals and recruiting stations during the Civil War. May 19, 1RC9, ho married Miss Arllo McQutvey, daughter of Nathaniel and Kmlly McQulvey of Rlpton, tho ceremony being performed by the Rev. A. L. Bailey of Rutland. Mr. Dean has Just been ap pointed to a pastorato of the Methodist Church at Londonderry. He served for 30 years as a pastor of the Methodl.it Church in different towns throughout the Stato. They have two daughters, Mrs. C, II, Amsden of Boston and Mrs. S. B. Alnes of Mlddlehury, and a Bon, Harold M. Dean of Boston. RESOLUTION INTRODUCED TO REPEAL LUXURY TAX Washington, May 19.--A resolution to repeal me luxury tax or tho war revenue hill, agreed upon by leaders of both parties at the last session. was Introduce! in Congress to-day by Rcpresentativn Monro of Pennsylvania, as a part of the Republican party's legislative program. Members of Congress received toilay an appeal from Theodore N. Vail, presi dent of tho American Telephone & Teto- graph company, and G. Robinson, presl dent of tho United States Independent Telephono association, asking for speedy legislation to enable the return of tho telephone properties throughout tho coun try to their private owners. Slnco last November. Mr. Vail has been personal advisor to Postmaster-General Burleson In tho governmental control of the wire systems. "Some Chicken" Vergennes, May 20. A chicken with our perrect legs, with two backs, two heads, and only onn nyo, was hatched Sunday nt A. Shorkoy's, WITH PKriSHING'S BAND Kenneth Gale, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. W, h. unio of Barre, Is a member of persuings band, now winning laurels on a short tour. The hand, which was or (icreu overseas ngnln a week ago. will not depart until June, GERMANS GRANTED EXTENSION OF TIME Delegates Arc Given Seven Days or Until May 29 in Which to Make Reply in Full to the Peace Terms REQUEST OF DELEGATES Hroekilorir-Itniitrnii Wnnn to Have Experts Examine and Itepnrt on Orliiln I'nrtN of the Document Which Have llntNctl Com pi lent ed riuextlonn Paris, May 21. Tho German peace delegation has heen granted an extension of seven days, or until May 2!), In which to reply In full to the peace terms, ac cording to an official announcement. Tho text of the request of the German delegation for an extension of time f" I lows: "Versailles, May 2n, to his excellency, the president of tho pcaco conference, M. Clcmcnceau: "Sir: The German peace delegation In tends during tho next few days to sub mit communications to tho allied and as sociated governments on the following points, which, in the eyes of the delega tion, fall under the definition of sugges tions of a practical nature: "First a note concerning territorial questions In the East: second a note con cerning Alsace-Lorraine; third a uoto concerning the occupied territories; fourth, a noto concerning the extent and dlschargo of the obligation undertaken by Uetmany In view of reparation; fifth, a note concerning tho further practical treatment of the question of labor laws; sixth, a noto concerning the treatment of German private property In enemy coun tries. "Besldo3 this a syllabus Is being pre pared of tho observations which are called for from the German government by the draft of tho treaty of peace In its detailed provisions. Tho problem hereby Involved being a part, of a very complicated na ture,, and It having been necossary to discuss them extensively with the experts in Versailles as well as with those In Ber lin, it will not bo possible to dispose of them within tho time limit of 15 days specified your excellency on tho sev enth instant, although tho delegation will take pains to transmit as many notes as possible within the limit. "Having regard to this, I beg, In the name of the German peace delegation, to move that the contents ot the intended notes be regarded as having already been made the subject of discussion in writ ing, and that the requisite time be granted to us for a more detailed expo sition. 'Accept, Sir, the assurance of my high est esteem. (Signed) "BROCKDORFF-RANTZAU." "May 20, 191D: "Sir: I beg to acknowledge the re ceipt of your letter of May 20, stating that the subjects on which the German delegation wishes to offer suggestions are so complicated that tho memoranda of the German delegation cannot be com pleted within the 15 days granted on the seventh instant, nnd asking, In conse quence, for an extension of the time limit. In reply, I beg to inform Your Excellency that the allied and ass.o elated governments are willing to grant an extension until Thursday, May 29, MISS WHEELERHEADS BOARD nnrllng-tnnlnn President of Vermont Branch of Womnn'n Aul1lnry pther Ofllcem Elected Middlebury, May 21. The following offi cers were elected to-day at the 41st annual meeting of the Vermont branch nf the Woman's Auxiliary to thn Board of Missions: President, Miss Constance Wheeler of Burlington; vice-presidents, Huntington district, Miss Annlo T. Smith of Burlington; Rutland district, Miss L. W. Lewis of Poultney; Wind sor district, Mrs. S. O. Williams of Chester; Montpelier district, Mrs. J. B. ft. Denney of Montpelier; St. Johnsbury district. Mrs. A. P. Grlnt of St. Johns bury; St. Albans district. Miss Susan Illxford of St. Albans; corresponding sec retary, Mrs. George Y. Bliss of Burling ton; recording secretary, Mrs, W. H. Wills of Bennhigton; treasurer, Mrs. George Perley of Bellows Falls; general secretary to Junior Auxiliary, Mrs. W. r, Jones of Woodstock; secretary of Church Periodicals club, appointed hy bishop, Mrs. G. R. Reynolds of Rutland; audi tor, appointed hy president, Charles H. Chapman of Woodstock; educational sec retary, Doaconness Louisa of Burling ton; four delegates to the triennial con vention In Detroit In October, Deaconess Ioulsa of Burlington, Mrs. W. P. Jones of Woodstock. Mrs. G. T. Bliss of Bur lington and Mrs. A. P. Grlnt of St. Johnsbury. The next convention Is to be held nt Trinity Church In Rutland. The second day's session began thlB morning at St. Stephen's, with a good representation of delegates. An Interesting address was given by Mrs. George Miller of New York city, This evening a Victory service was held, with tho address being given by tho Rev. Thomas Burgess of Athol, Mass. ORLEANS COUNTY CASE IN SUPREME COURT Montpelier, May 21. Supreme Court nt Wednesday's session heard another ciibo In Orleans county, the arguments being made In the case of Wllfrel St. Mario vs. E. O. Wells, tort. In this there" was a vordlct In tho lower court given tho plaintiff to recover $804. and tho caso came to tho higher court on exceptions, nfter a motion to not asldo tho verdict had been denied. Thoro was no case ready for the afternoon, so that the justices occupied their time with tho study of a caso thnt has boon argued and to-morrow morning the Washington county caso of John I, Spauldlng, adm., vs. tho Mutual Llfo Insurance company of Now York will he taken up. This case was not ar gued to-day because tho one attorney had a caso In county court. Justice L P Slack Is disqualified In tho cases to-day, bo Judge Sherman Moulton of Burlington sat with tho othor mom hor nf the court- H I" "I" nrst HP- peacunco hero In that capacity and the caso argued was aaalsznod to Mm. L F Congregational Conference Also Pays Tribute to the Late Prof. Fairbanks Essex Junction. May 21. The attend ance nt the second day's session of the Vermont Congregational Conference was markedly Increased over Tuesday's gathering nnd over 150 pastors and dele gates have, registered. Thn first hour of the morning was given over to tho presentation of re ports, closing with a prayer servlco con ducted hy the Rev. George A. Buttnctc nf Rutland. Tho conference took a recess at ten o'clock tn give way to tho 101st annual meeting nf tho Vermont Domestic Mis sionary society. This was In charge of N. G. Williams of Bellows Falls, presl den of the organization. Four stirring addresses were given by those who are laboring In the missionary field or occupying pulpits supported In part by the society. The speakers were tho Rev. Mabel T. Winch of East Arllng ton, tho Rev. Leland G. Chase of East Bralntree, tho Rev. Charles O. Gill of Hartland and the Rev. William J. McNeill of West Newbury. Tho report of the directors of tho Ver mont Domestic Missionary society opened with a tribute to tho late Prof. Henry Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury. for 30 years president of tho society nnd honorary president at tho time of his death last summer. The receipts for the year were $8,394.91, nf which $5,502.04 waa contributed from Individuals and churches, $394.91, of which $5,502.0-1 was contributed from Individuals and churches and $2,892.87 was from in terest on invested funds. No legacies were received during the year, which Is unusual, but the contributions wero over $100 more than tho previous year. The total contributions represent 54U cents per resident member, of which 33 cents was for work In Vermont and two and one-half cents for work outsldo. Tho expenses for tho year wero $11, 613.53, approximately $3,200 being taken from the "legacy reserve account" to offset tho lack of legacies through tho year. Forty-four churches and fields re celved $5,702.23, tile salaries of officers wero $3,425 and the expenses of officers $1,350. The expenso of the evangelistic campaign was $22-1, the deficit for tho Vermont missionary $271 and tho expenses of the Mlddlehury convocation $192. The Invested funds of the society are $12,216.20, of which $10,500 Is in the per manent fund, and $31,716.20 in the general fund (legacy reserve account). The an nulty funds which do not revert to tho society until after the donor's death now amount tn $4,500, an increae of $1,000. The society holds $44,289 In trust for the churches, an increase for tho year of $2,027. For tho coming year the directors urged that the churches meet their full apportionment. If this was done it would be possible to extend tho work to : vacant fields fairly on the society's list. "We shall hear a great deal during the coming year about the Inter-church world movement. It promises to aid mighty in bringing christians of all denominations Into working co-operation, it accords with what has been done In Vermont for the uniting of churches in small communities. No one knows how far It may bring us on the way to organic church union" The following officers were elected: President. N. G. Williams of Bellows Falls; vice-president, the Rev. L. A. Ed wards of Newport; directors at large, the Rev. C. C. Adams of Burlington: tho Rev. E. P. Treat of Pittsford; Jonas H. Brooks of St. Johnsbury; representing associa tions (terms expire in 1J21), P. T. H. Pier son of Bennington: John E. Tinker of Danville; H. D. Howe of Burlington; the Rev. F. W. Day of Swanton; March M. Wilson of Randolph; tho Rev. R. A. Ham ilton of Orleans; O. A. Whttcomb of Woodstock; terms expiring In 1920, the Rev. A. V. Wondworth of West Brattle boro; H. G. Woodruff of Montpelier, mem hers of tho C. H. M. S., for three, the Rev. Clifford H. Smith of Burlington; Prof. Charles B. Wright, Mlddlebury; fo ono year the Rev. Herbert P. Woodfln of Brattlehoro. The meeting closed with a strong ad dress on "The Church under the Flare light" by tho Rev. S. W. Anthony of St. Albans. Perhaps tho most Important action of tho entire day was the decision of the di rectors of the Vermont Domestic Mission ary society to appoint ono or more pastors at largo who will spend practically their entire time In the field, giving particular attention to tho pastorless churches. The directors appointed tho Itev. A. S. Bole, now pastor of tho East Hardwlch church. Mr. Bole Is a Vermont-born preacher, has held successful pastorates In Covontry, East Hardwlckand other communities and Is thoroughly alive to the problems of rtountry life. The afternoon session opened with more committee reports, fallowed by a prayer sendee led by the Rev. George A. Buttrlck of Rutland. The Rev. M. A. Farrcn, secretary of the Boston Sea men's Friend society, gave a brief account nf the splendid wnrk dnno during tho war, supplemented by an encouraging word from Horace E. Pease of Hartford, representative from Vermont In this so ciety. Hnrry D. Howe of Burlington told of tho results of the overy-member drive and the Rev. Dr. F. A. Poole of St. Johnsbury spoke of the results of the campaign for evangelism. Greet ings were then given by Mrs. G. S. Mills of Bennington from the Vermont branch of tho Woman's Board and from Mrs. W. J. Vnn Patten of Burlington, presi dent of the Woman's Home Missionary Union. The closing addresses of the day were among tho best of the entire conference, Judge C. I, Button of Mld dlehury speaking on "Efflclncy of War Drives" and tho Rev. James B. Sargent of Nnrthfiold, who graphically described his life among tho Amorlcan soldiers In England. A strong resolution on maintaining ajl features of the present prohibitory law and a memorial to tho llfo and7 worth of Prof. Henry Fairbanks, for 30 years president of tho Vermont Missionary society, were adopted, Frank H. Brooks, chairman of tho com mission to raise $150,000 In Vermont for penslnnlng retired ministers, reported how splendidly tho churches wero moot lug their quotas supplemented, hy moro encouraging words from tho Rev, G, S, Mills of Bennington. Arthur F. Stone, chairman of tho nornl- Jnatlns commlttoe, presented the follow- PROHIBITORY STRONGLY AVORED NtW HAliUNAL H RESOLUTION PASSES IN HOUSE; V01E IS 304-89 Victory for Suffrage Forces Exceeds by 42 Votes the Required Two-Thirds Previous Fav orable Ballot Cast Jan. 10, 1918, Carried Ex actly the Necessary Number Efforts tc Amend Resolution by Opponents Are Un availing Resolution Will Come Up for Vote in Senate Early Next Month Large Favor able Vote and Another Victory Is Expected There by Those Who Support the Measure in Upper House of Congress. Washington, May 21. National suffrage for women was endorsed by tho House of Representatives for the second time to-day when the Susan B. Anthony amendment resolution was adopted by a vote of 304 to 89. Supporters of the meas ure Immediately arranged to carry their fight to the Senate where although twice defeated at the last Session they are confident of obtaining tho necessary two thirds vote. Tho victory for the suffrage forces to daywaa 42 votes more than tho required two-thirds. On the previous ballot on the resolution, cast January 10, 1918, exactly tho necessary number of affirmative votes wero recordod. House leaders of both parties In the brief debate preceding to-day's vote urged favorable action but many southern democrats opposed the measuro as did several New England republicans. The favorable vote was more by 14 than would havo been necessary had all members of the House been present. The political division of the votes showed that 200 republicans, 102 democrats, ono Independent and one prohibitionist voted for adoption, while the negative poll showed 70 democrats and 19 republicans. Speaker Glllett, who voted against the. resolution on previous ballots, did not vote to-day. Efforts of opponents to amend the resolution were unavailing. Representa tive Clark of Florida, leader of the oppo sition, proposed that the States ratifica tion be compulsory within seven years and Representative Saunders of Virginia. lng list of officers for the coming year and they were duly elected: President. George L. Dunham. Brattle horo; vice-president, the Rev. Edward G. French, Danville; treasurer, F. . Baldwin, Barton; auditors, W. H. Gilpin, Barton, and J. C. Clark, St. Johnsbury. directors-at-large, the Rev. C. C. Adams, Burlington, the Rev. E. P. Treat, Pitts- ford, and Jonas H. Brooks, St. Johnsbury. Term expiring 1921: P. T. H. Plerson, Ben nington; John E. Tinker, Danville; H. D. Howe, Burlington; the Rev. F. W, Day, Swanton; March M. Wilson, Randolph, the Rev. R. A. Hamilton, Orleans; O. . Whltcomb, Woodstock. Term expiring 1920: the Rev. A. V. Woodworth, Brattlc boro; H. G. Woodruff, Montpelier. Fairbanks board of education: Lleut.- Col. Josoph Fairbanks, the Rev. L. A. Edwards, tho Rev. F. B. Richards, the Rev. F. A. Poole, Gilbert E. Woods. Fairbanks board of relief of Ministers: the Rev. C. II. Merrill, Alvln C. Noyes, the Rev. Donald Frazer, Arthur F. Stone, H. C. WllBon. REPORTERS AND RECEIVERS Addison association, the Rev. William F. Frazier; Bennington asosclation, the Rev. S. K. Perkins; Caledonia associa tion, the Rev. C. B. Bliss; Chittenden association, the Rev, Charles K. Tracy: Essex association, Mrs. S. G. Wilson, Franklin and Grand Isle, R. W, Jocelyn; Grafton-Orange association, the Rev. Donald Frazer; Lamolllo association, Mrs. Flavllla Holmes; Orange association, the Rev. H. A. Parker; Orleans associa tion, Clinton A. Wood; Rutland associa tion, tho Rev. O. R. Houghton; Union as sociation, the Rev. R. A. Beardslee; Washington association, the Rev. J. B. Sargent; Windham association, the Rev. A. V. Woodworth; Windsor association, the Rev. B. A. Lucas. Nominating committee. Rev. C. C. Adams, term expires In 1920; Rev. H. L. Ballou, term expires In 1921; John R. Alkon, term expires In 1922. Trustees of Vermont Anti-Saloon League, Rev. C E. Hay-ward, Rev. John M. Thomas, Rev. William Miller, C. P. Cowles, J. R. Hoadley, E. B. Jordan, Manager Boston Seamen's Friend society, Horace E. Pease, Director of Vermont State Sundny School association, Walter H. Crockett. Delegates to National Council. Term expires In 1920; Rev. C. C, Mer rill, alternate. Rev, Chauncey A, Adams, term expires In 1923, Ralph E. Flanders, nltcrnate, J, R. Hoadley. Directors of board of pastoral sup ply, Rev, G. S. Mills, Georgo L. Dun ham. To represent Vermont on the direc torate of tho Extension society (one to be chosen) Rev, J, C. Prince, C D. Howe. Preacher, Rev. Donald Frazer. Alternate. Rev. R. A. Beardsleo. It was announced boforo adjourn- .ment that the convention would moot next year at Windsor. SUES WHITWEYS FOR $25,000 Geornc K. Whitney ct Verdict lint Knit nKnlimt Wife Will lie Tried Urn lilt of Auto Accident Windsor, May 21. The case of Frank Senman of Cortland, N, Y., against Mr. and Mr. Georgo E. Whitney of Burling ton, claiming damages of $25,000 for alleged Injuries received In auto mobile, accident nt Montpelier July H, 1917, occupied tue day tn United States court. democrat, sought to compel State adop. tlon by popular vote. The overwhelming denial of a oll call on these proposals by a voto of 211 to 52 preceded Mm vote of adoption and Indicated tho relative Btrength of the resolution's supporters and opionents. Suffrage organization leaders ex pressed gratillcatlon at the large fa vorable voto and predicted victory In tho Senate, duo to changes in mem bership. It Is expected the resolution will come up for a voto early next month tn that body. Unlike former occasions when suf frage was before either branch of Con gress, only a small crowd was pres ent when debate began. Before the flnnl roll call, however, all scats were tilled, principally by members of suf fragist organizations. Frequent ap plause punctuated tho debate, hut the loudest outburst cams when Speaker Glllett announced the final vote. Both Republican Leader Mondell and Democratic Leader Clark asked adnp. tlon of the resolution, the latter re ferring to President Wilson's request for such action, while Mr. Mondell praised the republican members fot their attitude, pointing out that adop tion of the resolution was the first legislative act of the now Congress. When the vote was taken to-day these members were paired: Scully and Doollng, for Ramsey, against: Graham of Pennsyl vanla and Sullivan, for Greene of Ver mont, against. Total pairs, six. Representative Dale of Vermont waa classed among ttiose absent or not voting. After tho plaintiff's testimony had been heard, Mr. Whitney's counsel, Warren R. Austin of Burlington, mado a motion that a verdict be directed for Mr. Whit ney, which was granted. The verdict for Mr, Whitney" was granted as the testi mony tended to show the automobile was owned by Mrs. Whitney and that McCabe, the chauffeur, was Mrs. Whitney's per sonal chauffeur. The case against Mrs. Whitney will continue. She Is protected by the Travelers' Insurance company. Tho witnesses for Mr. Seaman to-day were the plaintiff, C. C. Abbott, Ernest Bowon, Dr. Foltz, Dr. Hopkins of Water bury, and Civil Enginer Walker of Water bury. For Mr. Whitney, F. H. Dewart, a civil enginer of Burlington, and F W. Elliot, who was a member of the auto mobile party, testified. The testimony for tho plaintiff was that in driving out of Montpelier on lower State street in Mr. Abbott's car, with Mr. Abbott driving, the Whitney car signalled to go by, Abbott turned to the riRht two or three times, nnd accelerated his speed to 30 miles an hour. Mr Whit ney raced his car with them and just as the Whitney car passed by It hit tho left front mudguard, with the result that the Abbott machine went Into a' telephono pole and overturned. Mr. Seaman alleged that he suffered two broken ribs, that his hack was in jured and that he received other Injuries of a permanent nature. Tho evidence of the defendant tended to show that the Whitney car did not touch the Abbott machine, that Abbott lost control of his car because he turned out too fnr, and therefore ran into the sidewalk. The Whitney car got way by before anything happened and that after It had gone 100 to 3X1 feet, tho occu pants heard a crash and, turning, saw the overturned machine. Those who will testify to-morrow for Mrs. Whitney will be: Mr. Whitney, John McCabe, tho chauffeur, T. W. Gaul, Clifford Cobtirn, Ernest Dillon, John J. Dillon, John Conlln nnd several from New York. At the time nf the accident the Whit ney car was occupied by Mr. Whitney, F. W. Elliott. Dr. C. H. Bencher, nil ot Burlington, and William Shaw of Phila delphia. Tho grand jury, which Is still In ses slon, will not report until Friday morn ing. Thn case of Mrs. Frederick S. Piatt vs. the Boston & Maine railroad, probably will come up early next week. It Is understood that the railroad acknowledges liability and tho point to bo determined will bo tho amount of liability, Mrs. Piatt seeks to recover $30,fVl for tho death of her husband, who was clerk of United States court when killed In a wreck on tho road at Brattlehoro, JOHN'S BRIDGE John's Bridge at Swanton took Its name from Jean Baptlstn Joyal, who operated u ferry at that point on the Mlsslsquol river when ho located In Swanton In 1S00. The old ferryman's nnmo clung to the wooden bridgo that followed tho ferry and It still clings to tho present btructuro. Joyal left his homo nt St. Francis, Canada, Joined tho Continental army nnd served under Col, Benedict Arnold nt tho storming of Quobec, whero he was captured. Tho Brit ish confiscated his property and sent htm a prisoner to Islo nux Nolx. After some years la confinement ho was released on parole, He was a pensioner of the United Stntea government from 1S31 to tho time of his death In ISIS, when ho was 113 years old, He married his third wife, when ho was 100 years old.