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''THE BtraTitNCTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, lf)2U.
STEEL SHE IS NO COf ROUSE PEACE TREATY IS IS U. S. TROOPS TO LEAVE SIBERIA EX GOV. MEAD DIES IN HISMH YEAR Soldier, Manufacturer, Business Man and Philanthropist Ac tive Career Closed JERSEY LIQUOR E IN EFFECT REFUSED SEAT Illinois Socialist Denied Admis sion to National House Vote Is 328 to 6 T fational Committee After an All Day Session sit Pittsburg De cides to Send Ail Union Men Back to Work Declares President's Jackson Day Declaration Makes Im possible the Hope of Senate Unity on Peace Treaty Document Is Signed In Paris Which Officially Ends The World War Will Be Withdrawn Upon Repatriation of Czecho slovak Forces the Denied Permission to Start Pro ceedings in Supreme Court in Test Case BERBER AGAIN OFFICIALLY ENDED 0 NOW MEN URNED DOWN IIUI1 FIRES A PARTING SHOT celnr.s I'tvtH, Conrl. Federal Troops, Stale PotU-e nii.1 PuMIr Offlcluls Itaf Denied Slecl Workers flight -t fcYov Hper-ih mill Olhcr 'IVIngs Pittsburg, .Inn. S. The strike In the ttcel mills anl furnaces, called Septem ber 23, and which In Its lircptlon In volved SC7,0O) men war. ollictzlly called of! hors to. night hi- the -.tlonnl committee ciUor an all-ilc? :e-.g. Vnnoonce.uent ;hat the national icm mlttoi bad dnoided to profeort no fur ther vmh3 coiiJalneil In a lelcirram sant to the headquarters of the American Feri eiallo:i of Labor lr. Washington to tho VicitJn o' all International unions Inter ested and to the organizers and field men in nil strike districts. "Tho Steel corporation," thi tolc.jr-im pn!d, ''with tho nctlvo assistance of thu ITflea, tho suiiri, '.ho federal troops, State poWoo anA many public officials, havo denied utecl worko's their rights of free speech, froe aracmblago and toy right to organize, and by this arbitrary and ruthless misuse of power have brought about u condition which hns compel'ed tho nntlonal committee for o ganlz'.ug Iron nnd steel workers to vote to-day that tho active, strike phase of the steel campaign Is now at an end. A vlgorona campaign of education and re organization will bo Immediately begun and will not cense until Industrial jus lien In the steel industry has been achieved. All steel workers now ore at liberty to return to work, pending prep aration for tho next big organization movement." The telegram was signed by John Fltz patrlek, chairman; N. .1. Davis, vice-president of the Amalgamated association of Iron, steel and tin workers; Edward .T. Evans, International Union of Electrical Workers; William Haiinon, International Union of Mechnnlcs and William 7.. ros ter, secretary of the committee. Mr. Fltzpatrlck declined to discuss the action of tho committee, but Secretary Foster said: "The strike has encouraged the steel trade unions to redouble their efforts. It has been proved that tho men In the steel Industry can be organized and they have secured the confidence of men In other unions." The offices of the committee here will be maintained for about a month while the business of the strike Is being wound Up, and the commissary department will continue to look after needy former strik ers and their families until the men have obtained employment. When this work Is done, Mr. Foster said, offices for the organization of the steel trades will be opened In tho city. Steel company executives said they were not surprised that the strike had been called off, as the strikers have been drift ing back to work for several months. Many mills It was added, had long ago been able to operate full time with full forces, the principal trouble being the lack of common labor, which formed the backbone of tho strike. W. '.. Foster later announced his resignation as secietary-trensurer of the strike committee, and said he would be succeeded by .J. G. Brown of Kveictt, Washn., former president of the Timber Workers' International Union and one of his chief assistants during the steel strike. Brown Is to assume ofllcc February 1. MRS. ESMOND WINS HER DIVORCE FROM DOCTOR St. Albans, Jan. 11. The September term of Franklin county court took final ad journment yesterday morning after Judge llarrie B. Chase had granted a bill of divorce In the case of Mrn. Martha J. Esmond vs. Dr. Henry U. Esmond, which rase has attracted considerable attention and the trial of which occupied several days. The caso was hard fought by George M. Hogan, counsel for the libel ant, and C. O. Austin & Son for tho llbcllee. Tho grounds alleged were Intol erable, severity. The following cases were left with the court: Florence G. Chase vs. Ira I'. Chae. petition for support; the Wetmoro Savage Co., a Boston corporation, vs. tho Vermont & Quebec Power corpora lion, doing business at Rlchford, assump sit, two cases. In giving his decree in tho Esmond ease Judge Chaso said that while the evidence did not show any particular acts or vlolonce on the part of Dr. Esmond to his wife and no one thing taken alone could be considered Intoler able severity he felt that the evidence hs a whole did show Intolerable severity and accordingly had decreed that a bill of divorce should bo granted. Dr. Ksmond had at least some knowledge ?f medlclnu and ought to have known tho kind of neatment a woman In Mrs. Esmond's physical condition ought to have and tho court felt that the long con tinued and persistent harsh treatment accorded her were entirely responsible .'or her impaired health. So far as Mrs. TOsniond was concerned the court found that sho had dono her part as a wife should at all times and had been generous with her money beyond the part of wis ilom. U was decreed that Dr. Esmond should have a $1,500 interest In the South Main street houso and thai all property stand ing In Mrs. Esmond'.! name alono should be retained by her. Theso matters were loft with tho court for final order pend ing nogotlatloiiH between eounsel. An exception was noted for tho llbcllee to guard against tho possibility of his wishing to talto thu matter to Supremo Court. "OH. MY DEAR" MANAGED liY FORMER RUTLANDER Henry PlerMins Mux Followed the liov fiainp for I!) Years Rutland, Jan, 11. For 11 years Henry Plorson, formerly of Hutland, has follow ed tho show business and ho has not missed a performance In all that time, he states. Mr, Plorson Is now past CO; la manager of tho "Oh, My Dear" musical comedy company which has been tour ing Vermont. He was born In Hutland, th eon of Louis Plorson, who was killed in the Civil war. Leaving this city In 1872, ho became call boy M a Now York theatre, Then ho bocame an actor and ho played under Edwin Booth and many old time stars. For 30 years he has followed tho manugorial end of tho business. His brother, L. L. Plerson, was shop foro nan for tho Hutland railroad In this city many years, dying In 1917. You can oxchango tho thing you no longer need for something you could use profitably through the classified. ISSUE IS CLEARLY DRAWN Srantor Adds Thai Further Delay Is I'robnblc mid IVronmlii tin Appeal to the I'tibl!.-. Wliicu Course He Will Cordially Welcome Washington, Jan, a. Senator Lodco of Massachusetts, tho republican leader, do-ola-Md In :i statement lo-nlght that he feared President Wilson's .Inckson day mcssago ' had made Impossible tho hope that In the. Scnnfo we might havo come to-gether and ratified the treaty strength onod by the principles tot forth In tho 14 roacrv.it Ions." "Tho President has made his position vary plain," said the senator. "Ho rejects absolutely tho reservations adopted by a daclslvo majority of the Senate. Xio says wo mum take the treaty without any j (.naive which alters Ita meaning, or leave It. Ho will pinnlt Interpretations, whnt ovor that may moan, expressing Its un doubted mennlng when there Is hardly v. line of It which hns not been iiuestlnned and Riven many meanings. This permis sion Is valueless. He stand.) as he has always stood, for tho treaty juit as It Is. "Tho Issue Is clearly drawn. The reser vations Intended solely to protect thn United States In Its sovereignty and In dependence are discarded by thn Presi dent. Tho President places himself smiaro ly In behalf of Internationalism against Americanism. "1 had hoped that In the Sena'.o we might havo come together and ratified tho treaty, protected by tho principles set forth In the fourteen reservations Thy Prosldont, I fear, has made this hope Im possible. If It Is Impossible, then we must bear the delay Inseparable from tho Pres ident's attitude and appeal to the ieo ple, which I for one shall most coidlally welcome." U. S. RELATIONS WITH GERMANY UNCHANGED Signing of Trenly at I'arN IJoes .Vol Menu I'ence Willi Ann-Hen Washington, Jan. 12. Because of the failure of tho United States to ratify tho peace treaty, the status of the relations between this country and Germany Is not changed by the ceremony of deposit of ratifications In which several of tho nations which were engaged in the world war participated Saturday in Paris, ac cording to an official announcemen' made Saturday night by the State department. This government, the State department asserts, takes the position that because of the failure of the United States to ratify tho treaty, the armistice signed November 11, IMS, as well as the provl slons of the extensloi. of that agreement, continue In full force and effect between the United States and Germany. Formal notice to this affoct has beep given to tho German government bv the United States. The state of peace Involving several of the nations, which was brought about by the action taken in Paris, therefore, docs not become effective ns between the United States and Germany. STOCK EXCHANGE SEAT . SELLS FOR $115,000 New Voik. Jan. 12. A seat on the New Yoik stock exchange to-day sold for the j record price of $115,000. The previous rec- j ord was JllO.dOO, which was paid for a seat on the. exchange last fall. A second bid of Jll."i,(0 went begging, i it was learned, no seller being found. MEXICAN EARTHQUAKE STAGES A NEW STUNT OpeiiH Chimin EugulfliiK n Home Family Mtlng nt Bottom of Ahya4 Mexico City, Jan. 12. Reports fioni the San Miguel district Indicate the eruption of the new crater, which opened there as a result of the earthquake on the night of January 3, Is decreasing in violence. Special investigators sent from this city Into the earthquake zone have reported from Jalapa that on Sunday the number! of dead In that city was ,Vi and that -00 injured had been given trcatmont. The city was badly damaged and Is still covered by a pall of dust arising from falling sttuctures. Unltiue In the annals of the disaster Is the experleneo of tho family of Prof. Francisco Riveras, of Baranca Neuva. The earthquake opened a great chasm In tho earth In which their home was engulfed. For more than a week members of tho family have been living In the bottom of this abyss at least 110 feet below the sur face of the earth. Surviving neighbors j ,... mnuiiii iijeiii iihjii aim w.uer at the Imminent risk of dislodging rocks, which might fall and crush those beneath. Belief Is expressed that rain or now shocks would mean thu deaths of those Imprisoned in tho gulf. ESCAPE ASPHYXIATION Mother and Child nt Newport Snvcd by Pnnnerby Newport, Jan. 0. Mrs. Cecil Plckel and Infant son narrowly escaped asphyxiation by gas last evening, Mrs. Plckel, suffer ing from a severe cold, did not discern the odor of as escaping from the stove. She was overcome by fnlntness and alono in the houao, but managed to put tho baby on the bed and fell to tho floor un conscious. This perhaps saved her life ns tho fumes of gns wero less strong along tho floor of tho room and sho recovered consciousness sufficiently to enable her to crawl to tho window and attract the attention of n passerby by pouidlng on tho glass. Dr. H. S. Peabody was hastily summoned and Mrs. Plckel and the child were both revived. $100,000 Candy Firm Montpclior, Jan, 9. The .Maple Grove Candles company, Inc., of St. Johns hury has filed articles of association In tho office of secretary of Stnto for the purpose of conducting a toa houso and making fancy candles for sulo In St. Johnsbury. The capital stock Is $100,000, while the papers are signed by Kathcrlno Ido Gray and flvo other women from St. Johnsbury and three Now York women. PROF. IIOLLK9 OF TUFTS DIES Medford. Mass.. Jan. 11. Dr. i.Mwln Cortland Bolles, for tho last 20 years prorossor or History at Tufts Collego and known as "Tho college chaplain," died at his home here to-dav. Hn w l int-n Ln Hartford, Conn., In 1S2 nnd was graduated irom Trinity college In 1855. At ono tlmo ho was a member of tho faculty of St, Lawrence University. Canton. N. v. iin Is aurvlred by a daughter. Paris, .Tan 11. Tho Treaty of Ver sailles was formally signed Saturday afternoon, thus bringing the world war to an cfllclol close. Representatives of the powers which havo approved tho treaty gathered In the Clock Hall of tho French ministry of foreign affaire, left their certificated of ratification und signed the minutes which placed the treaty In effect. .luut previous to tho ceremony English, French, Itnliau and Jnpaneso representa tives met Huron Kurt von Lersner and llerr von Slmson, who had signed tho protocol by which Ocrmnny ngreeM to pay for sinking the German warships at Scapa Flow and carry out tho terms of the armlstlco not yet fulfilled . The formal treaty wns signed first by Von Lcmsner for Germany then Lloyd (leorgo of England, followed by Premiers Clemenceau of France, Nlttl of Italy and Haron Matsul of Japan, Signatures wcro then nfllxed by delegates of Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil. Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Poland, Slam, Czechoslovackla and Uruguay. Tho" United States, China, Greece and Iloumanla, not having rati fied the treaty with Germany, did not sign. There was no representative of the United States present at tho ceremony. The first meeting of tho Council of tho League of Nations will be hold at Paris next Friday morning. Paris, Jan. 11. The proceedings of ratification began without formality. Premier Lloyd Gearge of Great Britain following the Gorman delegates at tho slgnaturo table. He was succeeded by Premier Clemenceau of France, who, on returning to his seat after signing, stoppeil In front of Baron von Lorsner and Herr von Slmson. The German re presentatives arose and bowed to M. Clemenceau who said a few words which were inaudible to tho spectators. The Premier than passed oa to his placo without shaking bandi. This incident was watched with tho most Intense Interest in a dead silence. It wns noticed that Baron von Larsner made a movement as If to put out his hand, but seemed to check hlnibclf as he saw that M. Clemencciiu kept his gray-gloved bands at his side. After the ceremony It was learned that Premier Clemenceau's remark to the Germnn representatives was to the effect that he would this evening give orders for the repatriation of the Ger man war prlsonerr. The ceremony was characterized by formal politeness to the exclusion of all cordiality, excepting between the allied delegates. M. Clemenceau and -Mr. Lloyd George, sitting at the head of the table, chatted smilingly with Captain Andre Tardleu, Louis Klotz and Georges Leygues of the French de legation throughout the proccdlngs. Baron von Lersner was pale and gravo and exchanged remarks In a serious tone with Herr von Slmson. At the end of M. Clemenceau's re marks all the delegates rose and the Germans, after slight hestitatlon, led the way out without either saluting or exchanging words with any of the other delegates. The outstanding comment to-night on the ceremony is that It leaves thu United States the only power which wns actively at war with Germany not now on a peace basis, That was the note sounded by Bron Kurt von Lersner, head of the Germnn Peace delegation. In a statement to The Associated I'ress Immediately after the ceremony. "I am naturally happy that peace has flnlly become effective," Bron von Lersner said. "My great regret is that the United States I the only eon :tiy with which Germany Is still In a state of war I hope, however, that this sit uation will soon be changed. "Execution of the Treaty of Versailles Imposes upon Germany the heaviest sacrifices ever borne by a nation In modern times. We have lost in tho West and in the East territories that belonged to Prussia for many centuries. We have assumed enormous econo nlc obligations. Nevertheless, I am glad that peace Is at last re-estb'lsh,d, be cause It will give back to Germany her beloved sons still prisoners abroad." DB. BRA1NERD KELLOGG DIES Olilent Member of Mlddlrbury College' Hoard of Trulren Attended .'.( CommeneemetilM Middlebury, Jan, S. Word was re ceived here to-night of the death of Dr. Bralnerd Kellogg, the oldest mem ber of Middlebury College's board of trustees, at his home In Morristown, N, J. Ho was perhaps the best known alumnus of the college, being hero every commencement for !i0 years. He was graduated In ISfiS, afterwards be coming professor of Uugllsh litera ture. He was tho author of several text-books, Including a high school grammar, a history of English lan guage and rhetoric. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 11 o'clock In the Mead Memorial chapel, FAIR HAVEN BUTCHER COMMITS SUICIDE Kllli. Wllllnnm fulK lllx Throat 1 Npoiident 0er Wife's Deuth Hutland, Jan. 9.-Ellls Williams, a Fair Haven butcher, committed suicide early this morning by cutting his throat with n razor In hli bedroom. Despondency over the death of his wife three months ago Is the probable cause of the act. Mr. Williams was a middle-aged man. His body, surrounded by a pool of blood, was found In his room this morning by his housokeepcr, who wont to sco why he did not appear for breakfast, A physi cian, who was called, said that tho man hnd been dead for some time. Mr. Williams leaves one son, David Williams, of Hartford, Conn. FARMER KLLS HIMSELF No Itennon Known for Nulrldr of Wil liam A. Allxtln, 52 West Knosburg, Jan. It. William A. Austin, 52, a farmer, committed suicide by shooting himself through tho head yesterday morning. No reason Is known for his act. Ho wns much rospectod, Ho lived four hours after shooting hlmsolf, but wns not conscious. lie attended to somo business nnd made some purchases at the store for his wife, buying also somo cartridges at thu same time, Returning homo at nine o'clock he went to tho barn and shot himself thore. Doctors H. C, lllumnn, C, A. Pratt and R. D. Thomas of Enosburg Falls wore summoned, but could do nothing to save him, The funeral will bo held Monduy afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, Washington, Jan. 11. Victor L. Bergcr of Milwaukee, re-elected to Congress on the socialist ticket from the fifth Wiscon sin district, wns Saturday, for tho second tlmo within two months, refused a scat In the House of Itepresentatlvcs. Tho volt was 328 to C, taken nftcr Representative James E. Mann of Illinois, formerly re publican loader of the House, and a sup porter of the McLemorc resolution, had led a fight In Bcrger's behalf. Those voting In tho negative were Representa tives Mann and Volgt of Wisconsin, tho latter the only member of tli 3 House who had voted for Bergcr, when lie wns flist refused a seat, and Hnrrnld of Oklahoma, republicans, and Hlsslon of Mississippi, Sherwood of Ohio, and Griffin of Now York, democrats. Representative Sabath of Illinois, democrat, voted "present." Tho Issue enme before tho Houso ujxin n resolution offered by Representative Dalllnger of Massachusetts, who cited that "Victor L. llcrger Is hereby de clared not entitled to a seat In the Sixty sixth Congress as a representative from the fifth Wisconsin district and tho Houso detllncs to permit him to take tho oath and ciunllfy an a representative." Convicted under tho csplonngo act and sentenced to 20 years' Imprisonment, Mr. Bergcr presented to-dny tho creden tials of his re-election last month. When the House assembled Mr. Ilerger walked down tho alslo from the cloakroom and seated himself In the second row. Im mediately under the speaker's rostrum, on tho republican sldo. Ho appeared to be very nervous during the one-hour de bato In which he wns denounced as a "traitor and a friend of aermnny." Ho chewed his grey mustache and moved uneasily. But when a Wisconsin mem ber said that he had not reennted his dis loyal doctrines, but continued preaching them, Mr. Bergcr was noticed to nod ap proval. BERGER SAYS TIE WILL RUN AGAIN Following tho action of tho Houso, Mr. Berger gave out a statement in which ho announced that ho would again seek r-clectlon, and that "he held tho samo position that he did during the war" opposition to war and recruiting, which brought about his conviction under tho csplonago act. Anticipating disorder, special officers wore stationed In the galleries, but whllo there was Intense feeling ngalnst some of the utterances made In behalf of Mr. Bergcr, tho only disapproval camo from the House Itself which hissed one or two points and demanded that the voto be taken after half of the one hour ap portioned to debate had been consumed. As the champion of Mr. Berger, tho former icpubllcan leader of the House, Mr. Mann, opposed the resolution, which was supported by Mr. Mondcll, the pres ent leader of the House and the other responsible House leaders. NEWBERRY'S TRIAL TO STARTjJAN. 27 Indictments Against Michigan Senator and 134 Others Are Held to Be Legal Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 12. The au thority of Congress to regulate not only the election of Its members but their nomination as woll was upheld by Federal Judge C. W. Sessions here to-day In dis missing a geneial demurrer to Indict ments against Truman II. Newbury, United States senator from Michigan and 11 others charged with vlolntian of the election laws. As a result of tho decision, the trial will commence ns scheduled on January 27. The Indictment charged thai between V.K'.liOO and Jl.Oml.O) were expended on bohalf of Senator Newberry during the 1918 campaign. If Congress Is impotent to prevent lavish expenditure of money In gaining the nom ination and election to a seat in that body Judge Sessions asserted then "money rather than fitness becomes the controlling political force and the very life of the nation is endangered." A seat In Congress obtained by that method the court held Is none the less purchased than If the money had been paid directly to tho voters. "If such conditions are to be endured," tho Judae. continued, "the hopes and aspirations of every man for ixilltlcal picferment must bo measured by the size of blu pocketbook," Replying to the argument that what ever may be the light of Congress to con trol elections It cannot regulate State primaries, Judge Sessions said; "It cannot bo Ignored that In a ma jority of States under normal conditions tho nomination for the office of United States senator by the dominant party Is in fact tho election nnd that the sub sequent ratification at the polls is little If any more than a formality," CHARGED WITH FORGING HIS MOTRER'S NAME Brandon, Jan. 11. Charhs Forest, a brother of George Forest, who was sen toured to the House of Correction at Windsor Saturduy for stealing chickens, was arrested Saturday afternoon by Sheriff Sanforil of Middlebury and Deputy W. H. Tarble of this town, charged with forging his mother's name to a check. He was taken by Shorlft Sanford to Middlebury, where ho will bo given a hearing. WILL NOT RAISE JITNF.Y RATES. Rutland, Jan. 11. The Jitney drivers of Rutland, all of whom nre licensed by tho city, will not be permitted to raise their rates under the high l0st of living ex cuse All of these licensed hackmen and bus drivers wero summoned before Com missioner of Public Safety Fred C. Rob ers Saturday, A year ago an ordinance was passed by the city prescribing rates which might bo charged passengers and stating that a rate card must be posted In every vehicle. Recently a patron com plained that sho was charged $2.50 for a 75 cent trip under the rato card and It developed that all drtvors uor over charging. Tho men claim the rates pre scribed by the city are ruinous and will appeal to tho aldermen, KUSI'ICIOUB Mrs. Flntbush-" m COi tntnly vory glad to meet you. 1 mVe heard so much about you." Mrs. IleiiBonhurst "Oh, In rioedl Then you are tho woman who has been stealing my eervau from mo!" Yonkers Statesman, v Washington, Jan. 12. (By tho Associ ated Press.) Decision to withdraw tho American troops fiom Siberia upon the. completion of the repatriation of tho Czocho-Slovak forces next month has been reached by tho American govern ment. The troops were sent to Siberia In nc cord with an ngrcement between tho United States, Japan and tho entente powers to aid the Czechs and protect tho Siberian railroad nnd Japan has been notified by the United States of tho can cellation of that agreement Insofar as It affects (he presence of an American military expedition, When tho Czechs have been removed, tho American Railroad commission head ed by John F. Stevens, which has been In Russia since before tho fall of the former Czar's government, will lcavo Vladivostok for home and the American soldiers under Major General Graves will follow ns soon as transports can be mado available Presumably tho samo ships which nro to taka the Czocho-Slovakn across tho Pacific will be used. Two of these vessels, the President Grant and Amerlcn, are expected to leave New York within a few days. With the departure of tho Americans, Japan will bo left alone to assist the loyal Russians In their efforts to stem the eastward march of the Bolshovlkl. Tho rapid progress mado by tho soviet forces has been a source of apprehension In Japan and tho cabinet nt Toklo has been considering means of combating what Japanese officials generally regard as a serious menace. Suggestions havo been made that Japan materially Increaso Its force of 30,000 troops In Siberia nnd It hns opened ne gotiations with tho American govern ment with this end In vlow. NEW BILL PROPOSES "STATE OF MANHATTAN" Albany, N. Y., Jan. 12.-Tho State of Manhattan, composed of tho counties of Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Kings, Rich mond, New York, Bronx and Westchce ler, would be sanctioned by tho Legisla ture under tho provisions of a bill In troduced to-night by Assemblymun Cuvll ller, democrat, of New York. Tho act would require ratification by a referen dum next November. Assemblyman Leinlnger, democrat, of Queens Introduced n bill designed to create a State of Greater New York. This Is a more ambitious scheme than that of Mr. Cuvlller, as It not only In cludes all the counties in the proposed State of Manhattan, but would contain In addition the counties of Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, Greene and Sullivan. WOOD SAYS HE'LL NOT RESIGN FROM ARMY Baltimore, Md., Jan. 12. "I shall not resign from the army. If such a Btep Is necessary to be a candidate for Presi dent of the United States. Precedents are abundant that my connection with the army does not Interfere with any presi dential ambition which my friends nre wishing upon me. As an officer of the army, I recognize President Wilson as my commander-in-chief and to him I owe my allegiance." Gen. Leonard Wood made this state ment to-ulght at the country home of Norman James near Baltimore where he was guent at a dinner party. MOVIE MEN FAIL TO FILM PRESIDENT Tried the l.ontl-of-llny Stnnl Hut Secret Service Men Were llnndy Washington, Jan. 12, Attempts of enter- pilslng motion plctuies men to obtain .photographs of President Wilson by using 'the methods which resulted In pictures of William Hohenzollem, former emperor, In his garden at Amerongen, reaching the world, were frustrated to-day by White .House seciet service offlceis. The camera men concealed themselves I In n wagon load of hay which was driven slowly by the White House while the Piesldent was on the lawn In his wheel chair. Before they could get their cameras Into action, however, tho secret service men stopped the wagon and Investigated. After the photographers had convinced the officers that they had not had time to make pictures they were allowed to go. TRAVELER SPENDS UNCOMFORTABLE SUNDAY Man Appeiirn ut St. Johnnhury Whom- ('onvernilllon In Not llellshed St Johnsbury, Jnn. 12. George M. Ross of Qulncy, Mass., spent a rathor uncomfortable Sunday In one of the hotels and all because he proclaimed himself an atheist. When reproved by a group of traveling men he would not admit ho was a radical, but said ho had heard Emma Goldman was a personal friend of Villa's and had extensive Interests In Mexico. The traveling men mado It so warm for him that he decided to take tho night train for the city and inasmuch as he had only urrlved In town Sunday morning they are wondering what tho object of his visit was. One of the men saw that he took tho ilrst train out of town nfter reirartlng tho rase to tho Stnto's attorney, who said he could not bo held if he said nothing against tho govornment. iTRYINf: Til SAVE iuna PARKER FROM PRISON Montpcller, Jan. 11. A movement Is mado on the part of friends of Mrs. Isabella Parker, who was sentenced to the Stnto prlunn from Washington county court recently to prevent tho woman being taken to the Institution, Gov. P. W. Clement has been appealed to in the matter. Sheriff E. H, Tracy has been advised not to take her to Windsor until a further report Is mado on tho matter. Mrs. Parker was sentenced on the charge of keeping a houso of 111 fame. She was originally arrested on tho charge of murdering Luclna C. Broadwell, but was not tried on that charge. ENTITLED TO CORRECTION "Look hero," yelled tho Infuriated bridegroom 'of a day, dashing wildly Into tho edllor's room of, the country weekly. "What do you mean by such an infernal libel on mo In your account of our wed ding?" "What's tho matter?" asked the editor calmly, "Didn't I say that after our wedding tour wo should mako our homo at the old manse?" howled tho nowly made benedict, "And Just seo how you've spelled It," And the editor looked and rend; "After their wedding tour the newlv married couple will niifko tholr home nt tho old man's," Atlanta Journal, i Rutland, Jan, 12. Ex-Govornor John A, .Mend died at his homo hero early this morning. He hail been 111 but a short tlmo with pneumonia and stomach trou ble, Ho was In his 79th year. John Abner Mend was born In Fair Haven, April 20, 181), nnd was the only child of Roswell Rowley Mead and Lydla Ann (Oorhnm) Mend. His father was a successful merchant In West Rutland till his denth In 1873. HIS ANCESTORS. His great-grandfather, Col. James Mead, was tho first settler In Rutland, nnd father of tho first white child born In tho valley of tho Otter Creek. Ho was the first moderator, and first selectman of tho town nnd the first representative, from Rutland to tho first Vermont Leg islature. Col. Mead was among tho most nctlvo patriots of his day. He was a mem ber of the Dorset convention of Septem ber 25, 1776, nnd of the committee ap pointed by tho Windsor convention In June, 1777, to arrange with tho comman der of Fort Tlrondcroga for the frontier defense. Ho was colonel of the 3rd regi ment of Vermont Militia and the Vermont pay rolls contain the record of a payment to Colonel Mead's mllltla for their tours to Tlcondcroga In 1777. The State's rec ords for tho same year show that Col. Mead's regiment rendered efficient serv ice In scouting nftor Torrlcs at sundry times, and also In guarding the frontier, showing that not only upon tho field of battle, but also dealing with a wily foo In ambush, ho was a living Illustration of the watchword of his ancestors, "Sem per Paratus." DESCENDED FROM PILGRIMS Ex-Oov. Mead on the maternal sldo was descended from John Ilowland, who came over In tho Mayflower. Howlnnd was known as tho "Beloved Pilgrim" of Ply mouth and tho last survivor of that mem orable body of men who endured hard ships of great severity, borne with heroic fortitude. The daughter of John How land married Capt. John Gornam who was killed In ono of tlio Indian wars with King Philip. The Oorhams belonged to tho nobility as their genealogical tree nnd pictures of their baronial castlo In Franco bear evidence. Gov. Mead wns able to trace the line away back to tho time when William tho Conqueror mado his excursion to Franco In 1051, down to mother Lydla, daughter of Eli Gorham of Rutland. John A. Mead was educated at the com mon school at Malone, N. Y., and nt Mid dlebury College, where he was graduated In 1864. In 18GS he received his diploma from the Collego of Physicians and Surgeons In New York city, In reality the medical department of Columbia University. He was appointed houso physician In tho King's County hospital at Flatbush, L. I., a position he held for several years. He then removed to Rutland where he practiced medicine un til 18S8. At this time ho was tendered a chair In the medical department of the University of Vermont. SERVED IN CIVIL WAR. During tho time when by hard work and rigid economy he was able to com plete his studies at college, occurred the struggle for the preservation of the Un ion. Mr. Mead stood high In his class, but patriotically responsive to the great war president he and several of his classmates enlisted In Company K, 12th Vermont Volunteers, serving for a period of nine months, participating in several hklrmlshes, Important battles and tho 30 mlle march after the battle of Gettys burg. Upon being mustered out he re turned to Middlebury, graduating with his class. He was one of the trustees of Middlebury Collego, Norwich University and the University of Vermont and these three Institutions conferred the degree of L. L. D. upon him in 1911. In 1885 he icllnqulshed the practice of medicine to devote his entire attention to his Increas ing business Interests. He had received, meanwhile, recognition of professional abilities In tho appoint ment of medical director of the Vermont State encampment. He served as surgeon general of the State G. A. R.. 1S90, with rank of brigadier-general on the staff of Gov. Redtiald Proctor, as member of the board of pension examiners and ns medical superintendent of tho House of Correction, In 1SS1 he aided In the or ganization of the Vermont association, was chosen Its medical examiner and director, and In the same year assisted In organizing the State Trust company and was elected Its vice-president, later becoming Its president. REORGANIZED HOWE SCALE CO. In 1S88 ho reorganized the Howo Scale company of which he became president, and the phenomenal growth of that enter prise Is largely due to his energetic nnd wise management. He had been connected with several other large corporations; In the old Nntlonnl bank of Rutland, as director and cashlor, In tho Rutland rail road as treasurer and director, the Baxter ! National bank as president, nnd the John A. Mead Manufacturing company, as president. He was a republican; senator Ifrom Rutland county 1SS2; first mnyor of the city of Rutland, 1S93-91; commissioner to World's Columbian exposition, Chl cago, 1893, by appointment of Gov. Fuller; commissioner to Mexican National Ex position of Industries nnd Free Arts, 1S95, by appointment of Gov. Woodbury; repre sented Rutland city In Legislature, 1906; lleutennnt-govcrnor 1908, nnd governor of Vermont 1910; dclcgate-at-largc to na tional republican convention, Chicago, 1912. In 1872 ex-Gov, Mead married Mary M,, daughter of Honorable N, and Mrs, Mary M. B. Sherman of Greenwich, R. I. He Is survived by bis wife; ono daughter, Mary Shermiin Hlusmnn, the wife of Carl II. Hinsman, vice-president of tho Howo Scale company, nnd one grandson, who bears tho name of John Abner Mead Hinsman. Ex-Governor Mead occupied a high placo In political, professional nnd fra ternal life, but undoubtedly he was best known as head of tho Howo Scaln com pany of this city, which ho reorganized In 18S8 and which. In Ita present form, i the outgrowth of, and an enduring monu ment to, his rounige, vision nnd enter prise. Under his management tho com pany grew until Its plants now cover 22 acres of land, Its, employes number GOO persons and Its production of scales amounts to one-fourth of all those made In tho United States. About four ycarrt ago ho disposed of his Interest In tho Howe Scale company to a New York corporation, hut he still remained in otllco ns presdrnt and chairman of tho board of directors, and ho filled thn samo offices In tho Howo Scalo companies of Now York and Illinois. Ho purchased tho Rutland Manufacturing company some three years ago, since which tlmo ho had mado It ono of tho principal Indus tries of tho city, with n working forco of 200 people HIS PHILANTHROPIES Ex-Governor Mead was ono of the city's largest property owners, his hold- Washington, Jan, 12. Steps to bring tost proceedings for determina tion of the constitutionality or the pro hibition amendment to tho federal con stitution received a set back to-day when tho Supremo court denied, for lack of Jurisdiction motions filed on behalf of tho Retail Liquor Dealers' Association of Now Jersey seeking per mission to Instltuto an original suit for that purpose. The denial however, does not termin ate the efforts to expedite determina tion of tho question for motions filed by tho Stute of Rhode Island asking similar permission were argued to-day and remain to bo acted upon Ah the federal amendment becomes effective Friday, action on tho Rhode Island mo tion within tho next few dnys Is anti cipated, Tho order denying permission to bring tho New Jersey suit was made orally by Chief Juslleo White, who held tho mo tlon to file tho rase, "rested upon a plain disregard of two principles of Jurisdiction that hns been settled from the begin ning. One, he said, was that a citizen of a State could not bring suit ngalnst t 10 Stnto without Its consent whllo tho other was that the federal constitution does not create jurisdiction but only appor tions It nnd accordingly under tho con stitution, the Supremo Court had no juris diction in such a case as that from New Jersey. This attitude of the court In general uphold the contentions of So-llcltor-Generol King nnd New Jersey au thorities In their arguments made Jan uary 5. In attacking the constitutionality of the amendment to-day Attornoy-Genota! Herbert A. Rico of Rhodo Island ques tloncd the validity of Its ratification ns well as of the passage of tho rcsolutloi. by Congress and asserted tho amendment was an Interference with State pollco powers and was "usurpatory, unconsti tutional and void." In a brief filed with the court the Rhodo Island attorney general further argued that enforcement of national prohibition would affect Injuriously the rights of Rhodo Island and that because the defendants named In tho case are outside the boundaries of that State, the Supreme Court was proper tribunal In which to bring tho suit. Theso contentions were denied by tho government which asserted that tho questions involved were political and that the court was without jurisdiction to hear the case. ings Including the Mead building, the city's largest structure, and the Mead farm, embracing 450 acres of land, with 100 head of cattle. His philanthropies were many. They included the Mead chapel given to Mid dlebury College in June, lOlli, which Is valued at $75,OuO, nnd Is equipped with the finest organ and chimes in the State. A few years ago he purchased the property at the corner of Center and Court streets, made many Improvement, and alterations and gave It to the Congregational society to fill the long-felt want of a community house. He wns active In all of the war fund campaigns and a large contributor to each. At the time of his death ex-Governor Mead was president of the Baxter Na tional bank; president of the Rutland Manufacturing company; president and chairman of the board of directors of the Howe Scale company of Vermont anil the Howe Scale companies of Now Yon, and Illinois; a director in the Trap Roc' corporation of New Yorlc; trustee o' Middlebury College; deacon In the Con gregational Church; vice-president of the Congregational club of western Vermont; member of Roberts Post, G. A. R. (hav ing served as taff officer for Generals Alger, Voazey and Gllman during the term of each as commander-in-chief o;1 the order); member of the Sons of the American Revolution; member of Vei monl Lodge, No. 1, member of Rutland Lodge, No. 79, F and A. M.j member o the Mystic Shrine and a charter member of Rutland Valley Grange. YOUNG WIFE INVOLVED. IN PECULIAR MURDER Accuxed of Killing Former Irfver Willie HUNliand Lookn on Rochester, N. Y Jan. 11. Charged with murder In tho first degree for thn alleged slaying of Edward Knelp, whoso dead body was found Thursday beneath a culvert on the Mosquito roal south of this city, James L. Odell, 21, nnd his 18-year-old wife were brought before Judge Willis K, Gillette In coun ty court Saturday. Both waived examination and wero held for the grand Jury Confessions which the sheriff and dis trict nttorney say were mado to them by last night and early this morning by Odell and his wife reveal a crime which county officials say Is without parallel In the criminal history of Monroe county Knelp, according to the confession was arrested at tho factory whero he worked by Odell, who posed as an officer, and with Mrs. Odell taken In a taxlcab to the Mosquito road. There, tied to a tree, he was beaten by Mrs, Odell with a heavy Iron file until he became unconscious Re leasing the body, tho Odclls started away but came back to get a letter In Knelp's pocket. Odell says, according to tho county authorities, that Knelp struck at him but was felled by a blow on the head from Mrs. Odell. She then, accord ing to tho story told the sheriff nnd dis trict attorney, took a knife from Knelp's pocket and slashed him several times across tho stomach. Neither, according to the sheriff In whose custody they aro hns expressed the slightest remorse for the deed Mrs Odell, according to the sheriff hns de clared that Knelp promised to marry her and then tried to ruin her future i happiness. Odell Is anxious It Is said j to shoulder tho wholu blame for tho affair. Vermont Spiritualists Montpcller, Jan. 11. The annual meet ing of the Vermont Stato Spiritualist association took place In Montpelter Fri day and Saturdny, closing Sunday eve ning. The Rev. Wellmnn Whitney and the Rev. F.fllo S. Webster and otherii havo spoken during the sesaton of tho organization. Tho following ofllrors wero elected; President, Mrs. Etllo Webster of Mont Ieller; secretnry. Miss Gertrude Penrsou of MontiH'ller; treasurer, Mrs. Ellen Ward of Barre; vice-presidents, C. 11. Ingalls of Montpellcr nnd Grover C. Hall of Barro; executive committee, Charles Ormflbeo and Mrs. Benjamin Daley of Montpcller, Mrs. J, B. Hutchins of Barre. Mrs. F, J. Fallon of Montpellcr and Mlsi Ida Young of Barre; auditors, Mrs. Hut chins of Barro and Jay Smith of St Albans, Tho attendance has been latge, Tho closing session occurs to-ulght. I'llKi; PRESS WANT ADS PAY IIKVl