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estdent Wilson is bxpectetl to
Act on U Before Roads Are
Returned to Private Control
at 12:01 A. M. Monday
Vashlngton. Fob. 23. Tho rallror.il hill
p sent to the White House to-tlaj and
President Is expected lo net on It
way or another bofore the roads nre
urned to private control at 12:01 a. in.
'he measure Is vigorously opposed by
railroad brotherhoods and their repre-
Uattves now In Washington considering
President's proposal for snttlement of
ir wiikb nnn IHT13. wprn uracinc iu-uay
memorial to the executive asking him
veto the bin.
similar request was matin yesterday
George r. Hampton, managing dlrec-
of the Farmers' National Council,
i asked that tho President hear a
legation from his organization tn-mor-
Other big farmers' organizations.
wover. In a letter sent to the White
nun innn lirirnn nnnrnvn or inn
Here nan nepn no lnuicimon irom n o
lilte House as to tho President's views
tho matter. Ho has had before him
several days a digest of the bill pri-
red by Director-General Ilincs after the
nate and House conferees finally had
reed o the measure In tho form In
llch It was approved by tho House
fter It was received at the executive
pea fn.finv fhn Mil u-no Mnf tn flin ria-
rtment of justice for an opinion as to
validity. In the usual course such an
Inlon would not be ready under four
five days, but to meet tho present
ther unusual situation the dpDnrtment
expected to speed up Its opinion.
uu I'refiueni nun uuiu m u-niKni .unrcn
o act on the bill bofore It would become
aw without his slRiiature, but since ho
s ordered the roads returned on March
he Is expected to act promptly,
ndlvldual groups of union reprcsenta-
lonn wnnM take tnwnrd tho T'rpnlrlnnt'B
15 organizations were near agreement.
ine wago controversy were reporiea to
..a V.n..n l. nnuUtt.- H V.
lions 10 ine rauroaa rc-organizaiion
i wiiiun nicy ua(ui;i lu Mviiil lo lliu 1 res
111 as Buon as compieicu. mis win 101-
President of Lincoln Iron Workf
and of flip Mnrlilc Savings
nimk, Rutland
IllllIlUIIK'LUI 1111T IlIllllIH HI inf! MILIP.
iu presiaeni o me .Mamie savings
vh with inpiimnniH. i r nnnnn wn
of the State's best known business
..! lllivillk Lll'VI! iltllllrtlGU .will nctci.ll
terprlses In different parts of the
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nn.'irv r. tx.1'
14 years and he was employed for a
no sis cienr in tun nt-;u iinsmn ro n nr
clerk in the State Bank, ami in ISiM
hen the Bank of Itutland was organized
mo ,.ir'utii.u iviici lllll-jf nu i i-itiaiii.-u
P. Gllson and Waldo-P. Clement he
ueruu niio me marme iiusiuess, in which
. ...it... .... u u.mi lou, lieu uu nui I IlUEieil
R i:unu uniiitr inipri.siti in in.. . npn n
uu n uina anu uecunie i is president.
Mr. AVoodlln held many lesponsible
rire hllsineS.!.. lillll.nnllirnt.lt. nt- unnlul
vinifa iinnu null ill 'ui .tiii- ... i i tin.nn
attonal Hank, rnion Mutual Tire Insur-
lc cuiiiiunv in -M run n.. H n i rwi in'
the Bardwell Hotel Association. Inc.
merlcan Type Founders company of
ew Jersey and National Paper & Type '
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e i ron on rn int. i'.ihiio in rim nn
tliln n tin ( Inm. I l.Vitu.r,tirl m-inlu nUn
nd was a member of Trinity .'hureh ard
llllnr lvartlf.li nf t tin cn.T..4.
The different governors of th Sftte'
H'A HAVAIal 4I.V...U nnl.nlnlml "1 IX. ... .1 .1
i rpi rsn ii v rn nni ivti ii i. t n . .,..t
rison director by Gov. y, StlrKnry
nd reappoint.-! by Gov. Jolm G, AIc-
"-"Uftfit 11D nB I4IDU V 11 (!IIill H rCJ-Uf-
iou vuiM --hi i n i vnnrK iy i r u nni rin u
L1BSL irilKl njflf hu nn miilA n iiAmHr.it
f the bqard of administration of Norwich
fll Vnt'fiit' In flnn T 11
vt ', vwv, i , it , ji;uiiiii.
oi. jiinuni-, v eD. a.. iionry Culpepper,
n ox-soldior, was removed from soutli
ound train late last night as he had suf-
umtior of tho American Legion Post wub
nririen ann nnr ttin mm. tnirnn ... i.A
, AU.nnn V.nnnt.nI ml.. ....
., ,.u uuiu Y. Ill, WtlK' a
mi"". n.w i.iini i.uiiuiK, .Mass., gOV-
ci uu iiji i u epileptic nuspuai, nau icit that
HULULIIIII HI Ml W11U nn IRA Will) 9n n ..Innil
, ltllllnmB OT 1..1 ,
Commnnder Sumner notified Mr. Wll-
ama tlla til,. mi. otni- r' i . 1 . , u . . 1 1
hiif both are discharged soldiers, and
flulpeppcr has been In the. care of Dr.
1. II. Johnson slnco his arrival here last
vonlng, but Commander Sumner mpertH
i turn tho cauo over for Investigation to
r. Hyron Hermann as health service
ocior lor mm tiinmci.
TflkimilLtl .1 ..tiini.T Ftll. . M
MM 1
Montpellor, Fob. Ij. Montpellrr Atncrl-
an Legion team suffered Us first defeat
if tho season on Its own floor to-night
vhon It mot the Wlndeor team. Tho
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iad been been here tills nca&on, but little
It Is Possible the Adriatic Cor
respondence Will Be Made
v Public Friday
Washington, Feb. 25.-Preeldnl Wil
son's note to the entente premlors on. the
.drinllu situation was to-day before tho
counoll of allied premiers In London. A
reply to It Ik expected In due course.
.Meantime the question of the time of
making public the contents of this and
tho other communications on tho matter,
seven In all, still Is the subject of
diplomatic correspondence between Lon
don and Washington. II Is possible that
Friday will bo the, day agreed upon.
The sorlea of notes will Include the
agreement In Paris on December 9 tn
wnlch the United States was a party.
Tho now agreement by the allied premiers
which was sent to .Tugo-Slavln as an
ultimatum; the note from the United
States on January 37 Inquiring as to tho
new agrooment; the reply of the premiers;
the nuto of February 10 lu which tho
President said a situation might arls
in which he would have to consider .with
drawing the treaty of Versailles from the
Senate; tho reply of the premiers, and
finally the noto delivered to-daj to the
premiers at London.
Met Ittiftbnnd When He Wa Napoleon's
fJnnnl -Saw Vnln Knlnr nn Lit
tle Hi,- Mother of 11 Children
St. Albans, Fob. at. Ninety-two years
old to-day was one of St. 'Albans' resi
dents, .Mrs. F. .1. B. Harding, who lives
with hor daughter, Mrs. Ruth H. Geer
and granddaughter, Miss Jennie F. Gcor,
on Lower Wclden street, and whose tales
of hor native country, England, whero
she spent nearly tho first half century of
her life, aro an unfolding of history and
romance of nearly a century gone by
which few are privileged to hoar from the
Hps of one who lived in those times.
Mrs. Harding's father, Josoph Welch,
a soldier In the time of Napoleon, fought
In tho battlo of Waterloo and when Na
poleon was exiled to the Island of St.
Helena was sent there as one of tho guard
over him. At St. Helena young Welch met
Mary Ann Drow, daughter of Col. Drew,
military governor of the Island. Soon af
ter Napoleon waB sent to St. Holena Col:
Drew arranged for his daughter to en
ter a boarding school In London, but be
fore she had completed her course there,
her father died. An attachment had
sprung up between tho girl and Welch
and soon nfter the father's death the two
were married at St. Helena.
After their marriage Welch's wife se
cured his reloase from the army and they
went to Kngland, where Welch learned the
carpontor's trade.
To the rouplo 11 children wero born. The
birth of Marry Ann Welch, tho subject of
this sketch, occurred in a little house in
SL Peter's street, Westminster, Just back
of Westminster Abbey. In 1843. when she
was only 17 years old, she was married to
Frederick James Edwin Harding, of Lon
don. In 1S72 they came to the United States,
and St. Albans, whero the eldest son,
Frederick, had been established in bus
iness about two years.
Although she dreaded to come to the
United States, expecting to scalped by
Indians, she thought when she arrived In
St. Albans that she had never seen such
a beautiful spot before and soon she be
came contented here.
Mrs. Harding well remembers tho crown
ing of Queen Victoria, and also remem
bers Wllhelm, afterwaid Emperor of
Germany, and now perhaps like Napo
leon to be exiled, when he began Ob a
lad of about 12 years to visit IiIb aunt, tho
queen, at Buckingham Palace. Every year
for .several springs he was a guest there.
"He was a fine looking little fellow," said
Mis. Harding, "and everyone used to feel
sorry for him because of his withered
arm. He was vain, however, and con
ceited. He used to love to get up on the
velvet cushions of the carriage, where
he could be seen, and where he Mould
stand, doffing his hat to tho crowd. He
was also very high tempered and well I
remember how angry he was because he
could never secure permission to go
through the navy yard.'
Mis. Harding's husband died about 11
jears ago and Mrs. Geer is the only one
left of 11 children born to the couple.
Mrs. Maiding is In excellent health ex
ccpl for a rheumatic trouble, and al
though she 1ms been blind many years
,she does good work with her neodle yet.
i,lnmn,, ,.,,, nnnuin ,i ni1i.in"n1'
.' .vc.ir uiiu lam .iiiMinaN Mie Have awuy
in aprons, which were lielvown handiworl.
Her mind Is remarkably clear and she Is
Inteiesti'd In Hie events of the day, al
t lough naturally she dwell! more upon
the past and her beloved HiiKland whein
sh wlsl'es iae might go once- more before
"he dies.
She lias four granddaughters and four
grandsons, Mis. Lawrem e 'I', Newland,
Miss Jennie F. Grer. V. Arthur Uostwlcl:
and Albert Bostwlrk of this city. Mrs.
Horn erL. Wilson of East Perkshlre. Mrs.
Edward Oshorr. nf lievero, Mass., Henry
It. Harding of Ponton and George Hard
ing of Andover, N. H.; nlso three great-
grandchildren, P.alph Wilson of East
Berkshire and Lawrence and Norman Os
born of Revere.
When Mrs. Harding came from Kngland
she had five sisters and one brother
there, but she thinks none Is living now
as sne has not heard from them for soma
OF $100,000 CAPITAL
Montpolier, Feb. St. Tho Rldgewood
Hotel company of Daytona', Kla., has filed
a certificate with tho secretary of State
that tho company has paid In $50,000 of Its
capital stock, which was $100,000. The cer
tificate Is signed by J. M, Clark, presi
dent and C, L, Woodbury, clerk of tho
corporation. Tho company was organized
under tho laws of Vermont, but it? prin
cipal place of business will be In Day
tona. Tho Hrattloboro Lumber corporation of
llrattleborn has filed a certificate that
the company proposes lo issue ?M,000 of
Its capital stock which amounts to $100,
00ft. '
Connecticut River Interests
Slontppller, Feb. 23. John S. lluttlea,
commissioner of Industries, lum returned
from Springfield, Mass., where ho repre
sented Gov, P, W, Clement at a confer
ence relative to the Interests along tho
Connecticut Rlvor valley. Reprcsenfa
tlves from Now Hampshire, Vermont,
ManiiacliusettH and Connecticut wero pres.
cut. It is the result of work that has
been done by tile Boards of Trade in the
last two named Stutcu to Improve the
transportation problems In this t-cctlou
of New Kntflaml and now they ask tho
State to toko bold of, the matter.
OF 29910 MEN
And 17,700 Officers Army Rc
organization Bill to Be Re
ported in House To-day No
Universal Military Training
Washington, Feb. X. Meeting the de
mand of republican leaders, the House
military committee by a bi-partisan vote
to-day refueod to Include universal mili
tary training In the army ro-orgnnljiatlon
bill, which will bo formally reported to
morrow by Chairman Kahn.
In rejecting immediate consideration of
the training plan the commltteo votnd
that It should become the subject of sep
arate legislation to be framed by a
"frlendjy" sub-commltteo of seven named
by Mr. Kahn. with an agreomont of tho
leaders that Its consideration would not
be blocked after a thorough Inquiry had
been made of tho cost and economic ef
fects. The committee voted ten to six to report
the ro-orgatiizatlon bill, providing for a
maximum peace tlmo army of 17,700 of
ficers and :!,000 enlisted men, Including
the Philippine Scouts and unasslgned re
cruits. Unlike tho national defense act of 191G,
which the new bill would amnd, no def
inite tactical formation of tho army Is
prescribed this being loft discretionary
with the President. This feature Is among
the principal causes of the sharp opposi
tion by tho minority.
The reorganization bill recognizes
aviation us a fourth arm of tho army
along with the Infantry, cavalry and
artillery, each service headed by a
major general. The tank corps In In
cluded In the Infantry arm, and the
chemical warfare service become!) a
separate corps to conduct experiments
In gases.
A finance department Is established
by tho bill, Its duties being strictly
that of disbursing war department
funds. The general staff Is limited to
duties of "a general staff nature" Its
personnel being onjolned under tho bill
from "assuming or engaging In work
of an administrative nature."
In fixing the various grades of officers,
tho bill provides for only one general the
rank now held by John J. Pershing and
directs that the office "shall cease to
exist when a vacancy occurs." Twenty
two major-generals are authorized and
48 brigadiers. Nurses, Included In the
medical -corps, are given relative rank
with officer", but not the pay of the cor
responding yirmy grades, and chaplalna
are to receive relative pay, but not rank.
Enlistments In the regular army are
fixed at one or three years at the option
of the recruit. The various grades of
enlisted men are left to tho President's
discretion, and subject to his change at
any time. Pay of enlisted men Is fixed at
$30 to $75 a month with a provision
abolishing the' present laws for continu
ous Bervlce increases and substituting a
Hat ten per cent Increase in base pay
for each five years of service.
The strength of the National Guard
800 to each Congressional district, Is un
changed by tho hill, but to encourage for
mation of State troops recognition will
be given companies of CO until July 1, 1921,
nfter which the minimum requirement will
be C3 men.
It Is also prescribed by the bill that tho
guard of any Stnto "may Include such
detachments or parts of units as may bo
necessary In order to form tactical units
when combined with troops of other
Original enlistments In the guard would
be for three years, with the re-enlistment
period being for one year, except that
men who served In the army within tho
last two years may enlist for the one
ear period.
Enlistment in the guard reserves would
be for either one or three years, under
regulations preset Ibed by the secretary
of war. All iulpmi'iit. Including animals.
would be furnished by the federal gov -eminent
and regulations for paying guard
meinbeis for weekly drills would be more
When the State 1 loops are called In
to fedeial service, as during tho World
War. their discharge from federal serv
ice under the bill would not carry
with It their release from State serv
ile The chief of the mllltla bureau un
der (he bill, would be a guard offlcar
of at lenM ten year's sorvlce. His np
poititniHnl would be for u period of four
years, but his assistants would be reg
ular atmy officers, unsigned lo that
duty by the president.
All collpgeH and uulvursii lew, havl'ig!
a iwo.jcnr physical training cnur.Ks
would be . ntlllfd to a leserve officers'
trainluv corps, but It would be requir
ed that the corps unit have at least
100 men, Regular officer, pioferably
those on the retired list, would be Ic.
charge of these units. Schools, public
or private, not having the reserve of
ficers' training corps would be en
titled under the bill to the services of
an officer-Instructor, If the corps num
bers 100 pupils over 14 years old.
The secretary of war also would bo
authorized to maintain reserve officers
training corps camps for not longer
than six weeks In a year, and tho
graduates would be eligible for ap
pointment as reserve officers. Likewise
the secretary would be authorized to
operate camps for civilians, tho gra
duates of those also be eligible for re
serve officers' appointments.
Montpeller, Fob, 23. Vermorit has
reachod tho 10th position from the top
In cfflcloncy in the organization of tho
national guards, having organized 46
per cent of the amount ulloted to Ver
mont, which Includes the machlno gun
company, four companies of infantry,
tho medical detachment, while the fifth
company Is In process In Bellows Falls.
Under a recent order from tho war de
partment H. T. Johnson, bb udjutuiit
general, rankH as lieutenant colonel
and is tho commanding officer of tho
national guards lu Vermont. AVhen a
full regiment is completed tho rank of
tho adjutant general will bo colonel
mid IV Vermont should luivo two rogl
inents of national guards then tho ad
jutant general would rank us brig
adier general.
To Issue 90,000 Stock
Montpeller, Fob. 23.-The Northern
('Hdllai- company of Springfield has filed
with tho sccrelary of stale a certificate
that tho company proposes to issuo of
Its capital stock $0,000, Laat eummur It
issued $3,000,
Will Be Kepi Under Continuous
Consideration Until Vote
Is Taken
Washington. Feb. 2S. The peac
treaty will be called before the Sen
ate again lo-morrow under an iigrcr
mnt to keep It continually under c.on
aldera.llon until a vote Is reached on
ratification. ,
"No one known what will happen,"
said republican and democratic load
ers to-night a they mirveed tho por
lllexlng possibilities with which the
treaty now Is confronted. Some of the
rank and fllo were more confident in
tholr predictions, however, various
friends of th treaty on both sides of
the chamber declaring rn.tlflca.tlon was
certain and all of Its lrreconcllablo on
omlee agreeing; that ratification was
Only on on point, the length of tlmo
likely to be consumed In bringing tho
ro-opened treaty fight to a termina
tion, did there seem to be. anything
llko unanimity of opinion. U generally
wan conceded that tho debate would
not be permitted to drag out Intermin
ably this tlmo, and that unless two or
throe weeks brousrht action both sldos
would be willing to face a final test of
strength and then lot tho Issue, if un
decided go Into the campaign.
llollons Fnlln Pnpcr Miuiafactarcr Cnn
dldatr for the Republican Nomina
tion for Governor
Brattloboro, Feb. 23. Frodorlclc H.
Babbitt of Bellows Falls yesterday an
nounced Ida candidacy for tho republi
can nomination for governor. Ho has
not yot formulated the platform on which
he will make his campaign, but says that
the Issues of good roads, increased
teachers' salaries and continuance of tho
State Board of Control probably will con
stitute Important planks therein.
Mr. Babbitt Is president of the Robert
son Paper company of Bellows Falls, the
largest manufacturer, of waxed paper In
the United States. For years he has
been prominently identified with Vermont
matters, in addition to holding practi
cally all the offices within the city. He
was representative from Rockingham in
the Legislature of 1910 and senator from
Windham county In 1912. He also was one
of the delegates-at-largc to the last re
publican national convention.
Mr. Babbitt was president of the Greater
Vermont association for eight years dur
ing its most actlvo period. Throughout
the war he served a State chairman of
tho American Protective League, chair
man of tho highways transport commlt
teo and a member of the State commltteo
of public safety and the advisory board of
the Vermont coal commission in addition
to his Bellows Falls business connection.
Mr. Babbitt Is a director and one of the
larget stockholders In the Brattleboro
Trust company.
SprhiKfleld'n LHntlligillKhed Citizen Can
didate for Republican Guberna
torial .Vomlnntlou
Springfield, Feb. 21. James Hartness,
one of Vermont's leading Industrialists,
to-day announced his candidacy for the.
lepubllcan nomination to the office of
governor. Mr. Hartness says that It Is his
intention to make a campaign on a pro
gram of progress that will solve many
of our State problems and that within a
short time ho will submit this piogram to
the consideration of the people. Mr.
Hartness Is president of the Jones & Lam
ton Machine company In Springfiold and
haa keen one of the moving spirits in tha
ly Interested In many phases of public
remarkable development of this
place. lie is a republican of
life long standing and has been active
ly Interested I nniany phuses of public
life. In 1913 he was appointed lo the Stato
Board of Kducatlon and was mado chair
man by Governor Charles W. Oates., which
position he has held ever since and was
recently appointed to a new five year
During the war Mr. Hartness was an
active worker He was appointed United
Stales food administrator for Vermont,
which position he later resigned because
his time and energies were taken up with
other war woik, among them being serv
ice on the" Inter-allled aircraft boaid on
whlc.i lie served as an American repie-
enttlv. This work took him to Futope
during the war He wa also chairman of
the committee of public safety by ap
pointment of the governor.
Mr. Hartness Is nn InwiUo", having
laken out oi'er 1() ,)itotils and Is a mem
ber o: tho Institution of Mechanical Kn
glnoors, a member of lh" American As
tronomical society, a fellow of the Amur-
loan Society for the Advancement of
Science, a fellow of the P.oynl Astronom
ical society of Loudon, a fellow of the
Royal Aeionautloal society nnd a mem
ber of tho Royal Sooloties club, He Is onu
of tho few civilian aviators in the State
and is president of tho Aoio club of Ver
St. Jdhnsbury, Feb. 24. At a special
meeting of the local branches of the New
Kngland Milk Producers' association John
V Davles of Beading, Mass., offered to
sell to the farmers all his Interests In
tho Plymouth Creamery anil the memberH
of tho organization received the proposi
tion favorably and appointed a committee
to see If tho project could be financed.
Mr. Davles Is practically the solo owner
of a chain of ten creameries extending
from Boston through New Hampshire to
four Canadian towns with a distributing
canter In Boston. 'His corporation did a
business last w,r f $l,'i"0,000, receiving
milk and cream from 1,000 farmers. Rich
ard Pattoo of Boston, managor of the
Now Rnglund Milk Producers' association,
called the meeting and explained how Just
such a proposition had worked out In
Turner Center, Me., whore a plant was
purchased by tho farmers for $800,000.
Mr. Diivfen "a J""1 completed lu St.
Johnsbury ono of tho largest creameries
In Now Kngland and hiiB mado thH offer
to tho farmers to sell all hl.s creamery
properties nt Iholr physical valuation
that ho ma' flcvoto his attention lo other
Ulsmnrck, N. n-' J1""1'. .Nominating
petitions for delegates to (he deinocrutlo
national cuivenlln Plcd'jul to Volo for
William J. Brynn were filed with tho bcc
rotary of State to-duy.
Appoints Bainbridgc Colby, Who
Left Republican Party in '12
With Roosevelt, as Successor
lo Robert Lansing
Washington, Feb. 23. President Wilson
again tlpret the expertattomi of official
and political Washington to-day by nam
ing Ralnbrldgo Colby, a New York at
torney, who left tho Republican party
with Theodore Roosevelt In 1912 an sec
retary of State.
Tho selection caused scarcely less of
a spnsatlon than tho dismissal of Robert
Lansing from tho Stato portfolio two
weeks ago, and was received with such
undisguised Mirprltn In tho Senate, where
tho Prcfcldent'ii choice mual be approved
before Mr. Colby can toko up the duties
of office, that none of the leaders cared
to predict when confirmation might bo
Not evon among those on the Inside of
the administration circles hnd thoro been
any expectation that tho selection would
fall on Mr. Colby, who told Inquirers to
day that ho lilmsolf had been given only
a very brief notice of the President's
Intention. Summoned to the White House,
ho spent p.n hour with Mr. Wilson and
announcod that he would accept with a
Ueop appreciation of tho responsibility
Imposed upon him, and said ho would
have no further comment to make until
tho Senate had acted.
Word of tho nomination reached sen
ators Just as they were assembling for
tho day's session and in tholr private
talks during the day they discussed
little else. Virtually all of them, how
ever, preferred to withhold public com
ment until the subject came up formal
ly for action.
Onco before the Senate had been call
ed upon to act on a nomination of Mr.
Colby, and then confirmation was vot
ed nlthough a strong fight against him
was led by two republican senators
from his State. That was In 1917, when
Presrdent Wilson named him to mem
bership on the shipping board. It was
asserted In some quarters that the
reasons which led to objection at that
tlmo need not necessarily apply In the
prosent case, but Senator Calder of
Now York said he would Insist that the
nominee's qualifications for the secre
taryship be looked into carefully be
fore he would vote for confirmation to
that post.
A native of St. Louis, 51 yeans old, Mr.
Colby has been engaged In law practice
In New Tork slnco 1S92 except for the 19
months he was a shipping board member.
During the latter service he was an
American representative in the inter
allied shipping conferonco at Paris and
was actlvo In directing the board's war
policy. He resigned In March of last
year, saying that tha critical war period
having passed he preferred to return to
private life.
In his New York practice he hafl been
counsel for several interests Investigat
ing life Insurance companies and was
associated with Charles Evans Hughes
In the reform of the Kqultable company.
He served In 1901 and 1902 as a member
of the New York Assembly.
Actively supporting Theodore Roosevelt
for the republican presidential nomination
In 1912, Mr. Colby was placed in chaige
of tho claims of the contested Rooselt
delegates from various States who event
ually were denied convention seat. He
then becamc'a delegate from New York
to the tlrst convention of the Progressive
party, and in 1914 and 1916 he was tho
progressive candidate for senator from
New York. Mn the 191C campaign, however,
he supported President Wilson.
U was in the course of a house cleaning
in the Shipping Board after the Goethals
Uonman row that tho President named
named Mr. Colby for a place on the board.
In opposing confirmation. Senators Wals
worth and Calder are uuderrtood to have
objt-cted to the nominee's political activi
ties and to have maintained that he had
Insufficient experience in shipping mat
ters to hold such a position.
By ji majority of one, and with the
deciding ole cast by Senator II It am
Johnson, the nonilnat'oii eventually waa
ieortod favorably,' The tight was re
newed lu executive session of the Senate,
but his confirmation was voted, 3) to Hi,
with most of the lepuh'.lcans ecepi those
nf the progressive wing voting against
him. The only democrats to vote against
him, It was understood, wen. Senotois
Hitchcock and Reed.
To what extent this lleht will affect
.Mr. f'ollij's piesent nomination did not
develop to-day. The mrmbers of the
President's oltlcial lamlly ale by custom
left largely lo his own choosing, and In
the past tliu Senate seldom has taken a
hand except In a perfunctory way. At the
iame time some senatois ate uiglng tliaf
because of the international situation,
selection of a secretary of state should
be given nioie than ordinary rcnitlny.
New Vorl; Feb. 2.".. Balnbrldge Colby,
who was appointed secretary of state to
day by President Wilson, said In an Inter
view hero to-nlgh that he was "thorough
ly In accord with tho League of Nations
and all other of the President's views
of public Interest." Mr. Colby came to
New York city from Washington to be at
the bedside of his daughter who is serl
ously 111.
"My sympathies havo been with tUe
President and his work," said Mr. Colby,
"This surely Is clearly Indicated by my
appointment. Thero can be no other In
ference drawn from It."
Died of Injuries
Montpeller. Feb. 21. The commissioner
of Industries has received the report of
tho Vermont Marble company that James
Sabctluo of West Rutland dlod as the
result qf Injuries received February 17
at their plant lu West Rutland, his In
juries being caused by being pinched bo
tween a gang post and blork In connec
tion with tho machinery of tho comiany.
Washington, Feb. 3. Tho Ih'st popula
tion announcements for tho 1920 rensus
wero issued last ulglit by tho ccnsu.s
hureHU and were as follows: Cincinnati
401,138, an Increase of 37.SG7, oi; 10.3 per
rent over 1910. Washington, II. C,, 437,414,
an lucrcaso of 100,313, or 32.1 per cent
over 1910. Cincinnati ranked as tho 13th
city of tho country In 1910, with a popu
lation of 303,091, Washington ranked 16th,
with 331, OKI, The census bureau estimates
of Cincinnati's population on July 1, 1917,
wero IH.2IS and of Washington's on that
date, 369,232. In muklng the announce,
inent.i to-uight Dlroclor Uogerw slated
tho figures were picllniliiary and subject
to correction, The final figures will be
those certified to Congress,
Addison County
Mru. Joanna McConnoll, widow of Pat
rick McConnoll of Bristol, died Wednes
day Fob. 18 at tho home of hor daugh
ter, Mra Francos Downs, In Cornwall nt
tho age of S2 yeara. Mrs. McConnell was
for many years a. resident, nf Hrhtol, com
ing lo tho homo of her daughter about
four years ngo, whero she has been ten
derly cared for. She Is survived by an
other daughter, Mlsn Katherlno McCon
nell of Wnterbury. The funeral was
held Saturday morning at. nlno o'clock at
fit. Mary's Catholic Church, with burial
III the Catholic cemetery.
The warning for the annual March meet
ing has been posted and contains 14 arti
cles, among tho most Important of these
N on article to se if the town will vote
to maintain the public library in co-operation
with tho Ladles' Library association;
to gee what sum will be appropriated for
Decoration day; to see what sum will be
voted for public highways In order to
tako advantage of the Stato aid law; to
so what, action the town will take rela
tive to the salary of the town clerk In
accordance with act 21D of tho Laws of
1919; to eeo If thft town will vote to pay
tho wholo tuition of high school students
from the beginning of the present year,
nnd to see If the town will vote tho sum
of $100 to tho Prospect Cemetery asso
ciation of Bast Mlddlebury for the pur
poses of that association. W. Fred
Hammond, who has been superintendent
as animal husbandman In charge of the
United States Morgan Horse farm In
Woybrldge for 17 years, has resigned that
position, tho resignation to tako effect
on the last day of March, when Mr. Ham
mond rotlres to private life. He has
received letters of warm appreciation and
commendation from Goorge M. Rommel,
chief of the animal husbandry division
of tho United States department of agri
cultural, and from J. R. Mohler, chief of
the bureau of animal Industry of the
same department. Mr. Hammond's suc
cessor will be H. H. Reese, who has been
connected with the bureau for several
years and for a year has been located
at this farm. Mrs. Fremont Abbey,
who had been 111 for some time
at her home on Washington street,
died Friday morning of a complication of
diseases. She Is survived by her husband,
ono son, Harry Abbey; two brothers,
Noble J. Sanford of Mlddlebury and Wil
liam Sanford of Foster, Calif., and two
sisters, Mrs. A. T. Lane of Ottawa, Can.,
and Mrs. Charles Nash of Los Angeles.
Mrs. Frank Trudeau has gone to Rutland,
railed by the Illness of her son, Charles
J. Shackett. who has pneumonia. J. Frank
Randall, who has been at the Fanny Al
len hospital for the past fow weeks and
whoro he underwent an operation died at
that Institution. Pleurisy set In and he
dlod at that institution Thursday eve
ning. .The remains were brought hero on
tho noon train Friday and taken to his
homo on Court street. He Is survived by
a wife. Ho moved to this village last fall
from Cornwall, where he had lived for
many years. Prayer servlco wag held
at the house Monday at two o'clock and
the funeral at the Congregational Church
In Cornwall nt :00 p. m. Monday. Burial
was in the cemetery there.
Mrs. Susan M. Parker died at her
home In Shoroham February 20 at 4:43
a. m aged S9 years. She was born In
Whiting January 15, 1S31, nnd was the
daughter of Justice F. and F.mlly (Need
Jiam) Brown. The funeral was held at
the home of Milan Cook Tuesday at 11
o'clock. Tho Rev. Barclay Simmons offi
ciated and burial was In Whiting.
There wore two deaths from pneumonia
yesterday in one house. Ono was Mrs.
Amelia Sykes, widow of A'urellus Sykes.
.Mrs. Sykes was a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. E. a. Hunt, Sr., of New Haven and
was 52 yearn old last January, having
been born In Sacramento, Calif. She Is
survived by her father and mother and
husband, five brothers, Harry L. and
K. a. Hunt, Jr.. of MlddTebury, Leigh
and George Hunt of Rutland and Walter
Hunt of New Haven. The other death
was that of Mrs. Walter Hunt of New
Haven, who was temporarily here to take
caie of her sick children, who attended
school heie. Her maiden name was
Kmlly Keese. She waa born In Char
lotte and was 39 years of age, having
been born on March 18, 18S0. She la sur
vived by her husband, one daughter.
Alberta, and one son, George; her mother,
Mrs, C. H. Keese: two brothers, Flod
and Frank Keese of llddlebury; and one
alster, Mrs, Caldwell of Burlington.
There will be s double funeral at the
Sykos -home this morning at 11
u'clock, and the Interment of both will
be In the cemetery at New Haven. The
regular meeting of the Mlddlebury Grange
which was to linve been held Friday eve
ning has been jxistponed for a week.
The student volunteers of Mlddlebury Col
lege will present a dialogue, "Starting
Right," ut Hie .Memorial Baptist Church
this evening. Michael Larner, who
'.ion been confined to the houso for ten
days by Illness, has so far recovered as
to be able to lesumeMils position at tho
Vermont Marble oompany'a mill here.
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Barbour and Mrs.
Klspoth Barbour of Brooklyn, N. Y are
making a two week' visit In town. A
union praycr-meetlng service will be held
at the Memorial Baptist Church at 7:30
o'clcok this evening. It will be
under the auspices of the student volun
teers and the topic will be "The Problems
and Practice of Stewardship." There
will be no sessions of schools this week
on account of the prevailing Illness. There
are still quite a number of people ill with
the grip and Influenza, but the number of
new cases is small and apparently de
creasing and all of those so far reported
have been of a mild character. Mrs.
Henry W. Hopper and daughter, Miss
Graco Hopper, have returned to Altoona,
Pa after a month In town, Two carloads
of small coal arrived in town Saturday,
which will help to fill up somo of tho
empty bins, but will not go very far
toward relieving tho widespread shortage.
However, more cars aro reported nearby
on the railroad If not yet within sight.
Mrs. O. Comstock Is 111.
The funeral of Mrs. Fremont Abbey
was held at the undertaking rooms of A.
J. Blackmer Monday morning at 10
o'clock, tho Rev. Roy K. Whlttlmoro, pan
tor of tho Memorial Baptist Church, of
ficiated and tho Interment was ln,tho fain
lly lot In the Cnse(Htreet comctery. There
were many floral tributes. The bearers
wero Nohlo J. Sanfprd, Guldoon K. Ab
bey, R. Sanford and Elliott Lane Mon
day, market day, eggs brought 50 to 65
centB, creamery butter (S cents and dairy
buttor 55 to 00 centn. William Gibson Is
confined to tho houso by lllnesB and his
pluco of business on Merchants Row Is
closed on that account. Tho funeral of J.
Frank Randall waa hold Monday after
noon, there being h prayer at his home
on Court Htrcot at two o'clock, after which
tho remains wero taken to Cornwall,
whore tho funeral was hold, conducted
by tho Rev. Christopher Haniblln at thrf
o'clock. Interment was In tho Cornwall
ccmolcry. Miss Jessie .Marcello of the
telephone oxclmnge, who bus been III for
a cnuplo of wcekH with grip, wan able to
rosumo her duties SundHy. M. ,1, MrM.i
hon and sou, James, who havo been vis
Itlug at tho libmr of his parents, Mr. h ml
Mrs. SlmotrvMc-MMhnn, for 10 ilayw, have
rolurnod to their home In tltlca, N Y.--Robert
F, Plnney, cashier of the National
Bank nf Mlddlebury. Is confined In tlin
houso by HlncsH. His rnthi. Charles K
Plnney, president of the same Institution
who has been confined lo tho houso fot
several works, Is plowly recovering ami
,nl)le In bo about tho house. Mrs. Nohl
I A. Brooks Ih 111. Mrs. Dora Wing, wlo
I hiii been visiting her mother, Mro. L, .1
; Hathaway, for a week, hus returned to
Springfield, Mass.
I A concert was given at the Mead Mem
orlal chapel at tho colVgo Wednesday
levelling by K. Harold Goer, organist, and
; Cecil G, Wright, baritone. Mr Oer 'i
; organist nt Viissar Cnlleg and Mr. Wright
Is choir director nt the Presbytorlan
"Church In Glens Falls, N. Y. Mr. nn 1
Mrs. Charles Bartlett left Wednesda
,noon for Seattle, Washington, whern Mr
Bartlett has a position In a mining of
flco. Whllo en roulo Mr. and Mrs. Bart
lett will spend a few days In Helens,
I Mont., and visit Mr. and Mrs. George
Miner. .Thero wns a good number of this
young couple's friends nt the station to sen
I them off. Mathew Graham, the local ox
I press agent, who' has been 111 and who
'.thnlleht tn bn rnnnvnrlnfr. was nt his
'office on Tuesday, has had a rolapso anil
Is ngatn confined to tho house. Tho fun
eral of Mrs. D. H. Rlvalt of Woybrldge
was held at St. Mary's Catholic Churoi
In this village AVednesday morning at
nine o'clock, tho Rov. T. .1. Leonard of
ficiating. There was a largo attendance
and many beautiful flowers. Tho bearers
were John McHugo, Wostley Sturtovant.
William Naylor, Morrill Heir, Charles
Tulley and Leo Costello. The Interment
was In the family lot In the Catholic cem
otory In this village Treasurer Page G.
L'fford of the Addison County Trust com
pany, who has been confined to the houso
for two weeks, has so far recovered as to
be able to be on duty again. Mrs. Gracq
A. Brown, who has been confined to the
houso with tho grip. Is able to be about
again. Seven members of tho. M. K.
Moore family, who have all been confined
to the house for a week, are recovering
and are able to be about the house. Dr.
and Mrs. Jacob Ross of College street
tiro parents of a son at their home.
Mrs. John B. Hayes, who has been
111 with a disease of the heart at her
home on South street for four months.
Is thought to be slightly better. Sh
Is being taken care of by a sister, Mrs.
Wilson of Brooklyn, N. Y. Mrs. Delia
Dearborn, who has been on a visit to
Miss Jennie Sessions at East Mlddle
bury for several days, has returned
to Brandon. Tho Misses Lucette and
Nelga Graham of St. Johns, New Bruns
wick, are here to make a long visit
with relatives. Mrs. Abram W. Foot
has been called to Walllngford on ac
count of the Illness of her son, Charles
N. Foote. Mr. and Mrs. Christopher
Rloe of Washington, D. C are In town
to spend a coupte of weeks. Messrs.
Harvey Cowles and James T. Cowles
of Bellows Falls aro In town for sev
eral weeks. Mrs. George Farrell h
seriously 111. Mr. and Mrs. Jerome
Parker and their daughter. Miss Comle
Parker, and son, William, of Onodla,
N. Y., are In town to Bpend a few
weeks. A union servlco will be held
this evening at the Memorial Baptist
Church. A dialogue will be given by
two college students. Harold Delphla
leaves to-day for Hartford, Conn.,
where he expects to remain for some
Harvey Ketchttm, a prominent and
widely known business man and an ex
mayor of Vergennes, died Thursday eve
ning at his home on Maple street after a
few days' Illness from pneumonia, in the
i7tu year of his age. Last week Mon
day Mr. Ketchem nfter partaking of
canned sweet potatoes was taken violently
' ill with acute indigestion, from which he
' recovered only to be seized with pneu
,'monla. Judge C. A. Chapman and C. R.
(Hawkins have been appointed commlsslon
j ers of the estate of Truman J. Newton.
! late of Ferrlsburg, and will hold their
first meeting March 10 from two to four
o'clock at the probate office In Ver
gennes. Miss Edith Chamberlain left
Saturday for Bennington to pass the
week-end with her sister. From thei
she goes to Southern Pines, N. C, to
spand a four weeks' vacation. Mrs. Clar
enoe Smith Ih confined to the home of
her mother, Mrs. Charles Hoffnagle. with
an attack of the grip. Miss Ruth Collins
of Monkton lias beer, making a few days'
visit to Mrs. A. C. Tuttle of Ferrlsburg
Mr. and .Mrs. David E. Ryan and five
children, who havo been 111. with Influenza,
aro able to bo out. A aon was bom Feb
ruary 19 to Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Little
Mls Helen Clark and her room-mat"
at Mlddlebury College spent tho week
end with Miss Clark's parents, Mr, and
Mrs. Walter Clark. Arthur Barrows has
been assisting In the store of J. W.
D. E. Ryan during the Illness of the lat
ter. Alderman and Mrs, F W, Flagg,
who are spending the winter In Florida,
win return the first of March and Mr.
Flagg will resume his duties as head
clerk In the store of J. A. Harrington .t
The funeral services of ex-Mayor Har
vey Ketcham, a prominent and widely
known business man of this city, were
held Monday afternoon at the Ver
gennes Baptist Church, of which ho was
a deacon for many years and an influ
ential member, tho Rev. Thomas Neal,
Jr., ofllclatlng. The honorary bearers
wero AVIIIIam D, Woodman, Wilfred
Jodoiu, Herbert A. Burroughs. Louis
Cotey, C. T. S. Pjerco. Arthur B, Taber.
Cnrlton D, Bristol and Henry G, Miner,
and tho body bearers wore Mayor Way
land S. Brlntol, ex-Mayors Arthur W
Norton, Charles H. C.-ilsse, Charles. K.
Stebbins, John W, Rya.n and Walter .
Bristol. The body was placed In tho
vault in Prospect cemetery. A male
choir coniposcl of Supt. C. W, WIImhi
of tho Statu Industrial school, Dr. C. II,
Cole, C. R. Brownell, Guy A. Beach,
A. S. Haven and H. V. Wheelock ren
dered tho hymns "Abldo With Me" and
"Eventide," and Miss Graco Fisher pre
sided at tho organ. Thorn were many
lloral tributes, among them being n beau
tiful wreath of carnations from tho ladles
of tho Vorgennea Baptist Church and a
spray of carnations froju tho Bristol
Manufacturing company. Among those
present rom out of town wore Robert H.
Ketcham of New Orloaus, La., a soil of
tho deceased, and Mr. and Mm. W. K.
Sawyer, A. E, Sawyor and Mrs, R, j.
Williams of Sudbury, Out of respect to
tho deceased the stores and business
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