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it T WM.CMMMir BURLINGTON."01 rJURSDAY, MARCH "l, 1920 VOL. VIC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXVI. NUJTPHIR 36 LDIER RELIEF ft LIKE I use Ways and Means Com nittee M c ni bcr Indicates Bonus Would Establish Op- try ii c J . iHTjnnt: jtiAuuuu uaivm .'nahliigton. Match P.-Appsnln for metal relief for former service men e countered in-0ay before the House ys and rr.cani coninilttu: by staie its that any -uo'ioy Brant, uecce-itatlnjr thr bond lumps wuuU bo .n additional des oil taxpayers. oprwiitatrvc Hull, Mid TSirttO'V.iW in- i.'.e.l tn-.es nilit hp . to incut. .soul wiir expenditures wl.lnut Brant- I a cent to thr. service men W h a lmus we would be forced in iblh tin mint Ofiofcaalvc system of alien In tr.c -am-Io." ho lidded. toiui'jrs of Congress will not be delisted !f they oppose additional ilnr terlslat'.on Edv.Prd II. Hale, one th VctcnviS of Foreign Wars of: U.iited States an organization of to a question by Representative, Iney of Tlllnolc. A discharged officer' written tho committee that "the Undo on ooldler legislation will be ..u!y errntlnlsr-d iitiil the soldier will be mobilized behove In- nc.M otlon." should all demands of all classes of !. Rulney said "communism and ISMGVlsm would be tho Inevitable re- t." tepresmitntive Garner, said a bond ui; in the immediate future would rfjaac ten per cent the market value present government obligations. This alonr wouln result in an acutal S 01 S2.I iOIIU.001 .000 Ml tlin value nf ii,eri neiri nv mill rin.4 nr nunit n - said. r. Halo said that approximately three rllis of the service men needed "help Itir tlw.,-. mil l i. n IO i . ) utlon of the problem of raising the ds lf for the, Ingenious minds of the imltteo members, .lack Singer, of .lor- Clty, senior vlce-eommander of the 10 association declared. If financial a d is within the nower vour commuter we want vou to tin u. if it is not, wo don't ask the Initios- c." Singer commented tax on all purchases, tac'ead of bond ic, was urged by .1. II. Halper of Mln polls, representing the World War Wi ns, who taid ho had been "IlleenHy iei eu irom lie executive com in lire the I'llvate Sold ers and Sailors Lei: - He dtscribed at length his dlffor- es with Mar-ln Datet, Sperry, the na- a i rp.i infill . hni niviniT 111c in N n i. said, he had forin(l the World War nswerlntr Halnors rharet-. Snerrv said "found Halptr to he a. rank socialis"" niers nnrl nrs Lit nil to m l o 11- llll UI Ij. CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION AA-f.n..l1l.. II.....1. M.,H ith shop at Cambfidce .liuvtlon thW ir in ,u . .iiancncsLcr 11 jireseiM e ai- ...p. n,.i.,.e. ....... ..... 'ii me enoi inav Kiueo null. i no nun- weiphed six and i half pounds. It s evjdentlv driven out -f tho woods bv nger. .T.INOIS PFlPITRT Tr ATMS ARE NOT FOR WOOD bllcans in fongnss jolip'd lo-day In a ssago to tne Leonard ood canipaisn limittte of that .State rli:irapt,rlx!ni? 'offensive" a telegraphly rcrpiest from committee that they support neutral ood for the presidential nomination or uiu cio su, 'The delegation, as a unit, wi;hcs to pret-s its firm belief that the State of inols is not In any sense of the word Leonard Wood for president," said - A, 1 .1 ,v.. ,1.- .1.1 d the State nrn iiniin.nltUfflK fnr ftnv mm wuiiuiiii tuiu iii.il uir .UIU! una mum ui uiu ivi-;i um in iiu mkji: is i nam in L-i.r.v 1111 nine;' oi llut acic tion ' II as all of tho 22 upubllcan represente es from the State slcned tho inessage. YOUTH A SUICfDE thnr I.iiuIpk nf CnlHlK. 11!. '.tin I K1' '1'ltron.Tli Hmrt .Hals, March 3. Arthur Iaw.ea, aged yea'f, a rcnldcnt of a.'alnis, committed icldo Tiicirlay by shootlr.g himself rough tho heart, using n 23 callbio rifle. day and wnoti they reached homo at pper timo th-iv did not think It strange if y.. ai.i r. it Ann.n ,r. .niin..in.. nau taari t:n gun to go huiitniK. Hut nommc'i'cj to search for him nnd nil i.h ii.miv nnnuiri inn nnrn in nn- IVILV nHII Iie.n ,lfn.l n Trt.i nrinr III,. v, . riiviiii.i 'i, mr t;, ill initnii burial irrapcemont Tho jouth left not- showing any revxon for the af- ir. no leaves ins pan-ins aim sevo-, other and slsto-s; Including ono broth. In tho Stut bo'pltiil. CALLS SPECIAL SESSION NAVT'S LAKGKST SHIP Nowport Mows, Va,, March 2. Tho , . , .,, . nnnhed hero March '0. tihe In the, rseat uhlp yet coiiEtrvcttd for tho ivy, being; COO fc-it. Ion., 97 feel broad U IIU-VII1K Ul'I'iawi IllVllb Ul d,, IU Tin. mat nlljrv ..'111 It n yr. r. . t, oleht X6-lnch rifles, tho heaviest np ubeu ii u imihi .t mii Tho Mr viand will be tho first of a ass of lour Bir.Mlnr ships to bo follow 1 by six 4,000.ton hlps to carry 12 Inch buiis each end with hlghci iced. rho mercuani wno cin sen ii lor iosi saner to do It, one now 2 CENTS A LOAF MORE FOR BREAD Increased Wages to New York Bakers Passed on to Con sumers N'fw York. March 3. A twooent-a-loaf Increase In bread prices was announced to-day by (he Master Bakers of Manhat tan, an organization controlling about 400 shops The regular ton-rent loaf will sell for 12 cents, whllo rolls will bn four fof a nickel. Doughnuts nnd fancy cakts price will be Increased accordingly. Tne price Increase Is due to the demand of bal'o-f unci their helpers for a ralsn In l-ny of $1.00 a day, It wai: stated. This will bring' the baker's pay ta $3.00 i day find le the helpers a minimum cchcdulo of $3 weekly. "-, yi V T x r m t-i a v f OUfZ JJLi 1 rjJ.ll Ej tXO GO ON STRIKE Fifty-Four Snranton Girls Walk Out When Extra Wage Rc- ! quest Is Refused ! Scrnnton, Vs.., Murcl. 2. Trie "public I schools of tho burough of Arcbbald wtro suspended to-day when the W teachers employed by Mie district ftll?d to go to the )iui;dln(T an-3 conduct their classes. The walkout w:m cat'.scd hy the refusal of the si'liool board to grant a demand of I iw tinners for an Increase of ?2 a month Albany, X. Vi, March 2. The Senate at.d Assembly committees on cities' to-day voted to report favorably the Lockwood Slmpf.on bills designed to make possible Immediately Increased pay for teachers of Xew York city, MAN WHO BAILED JENKINS ARRESTED .i.t ... Inrn. New York, for An Old OffenNr JCew York, March 3. "John S. Ilan- .scn," believed by the police to be the "J. Salter Hansen," who furnished bail for V. O. .lenklns, United States consular aprent at Pueblo, Mexico, after the latter had been arrested by tho Carranza author ities, wan taken into custody at the Hotel Plaza here to-night on a bench warrant issued in 1919 in connection with an offense alleged to have been committed in this city. Investigation following the release f .lenklns revealed that Hanson bad 'sud denly lelt America In 1"1, and had gone to Mexico, He returned to New York for a brief visit in 1919. Hanben first attracted public attention In .May, 1913, through his dispute with Arthur Botjrehler a London actor-maji-ager over the production rights to Karon Henri de notliclilldV, play "Cioesns" at the Garrlck theatre, London. After a sensational raid and counter ntid on suc cessive nights for possession of tho tiar rick, in which tho theatre was carried by storm by private detectives and for mer policemen in pay of the disputants, and in which several beads were broken, Hansen landed In jail. In the legal battle wnich followed Hansen finally was bound over under a Jto,rj pond "to keep tho peace and left Kngland accompanied by a detail of plain clothes detectives from Scotland yard. WEST VA. HOUSE FOR SUFFRAGE Srnntr, llnuetcr, OppiMcn ItntlNi'ii- Hoii or Amendment. Charleston. W. A'a., .March 3. The House of delegates of the West Virginia Legis lature ratified tho federal suffrage amend ment late this afternoon by a vote of 4. to II Later two members oppoMng It in the initial vote changed, making tho final vote IT for ratification to lu against. Charleston, W. Va., March 3. The West Virginia Senate this afternoon rejected the resolution to reconsider its action of Mon day when tho ratification resolution wan defeated. It was said then no further at- ,em"1 would be made by tho Senate to , " "w "'nenument at una special scs slon. The House of delegates continued its session this evening. Itigardless of tho action of tho House in ratifying the suffrage amend ment It cannot be considered further Ir, the Senate this 'ession under a con stitutional iulo. An a.tton-p! by anti-ratification forcn !n tlie Sr.iat" to shut off con Midorattor of Jhe question in tho fu turi) by frc.ii.-:ng ths adoption of a eao'.utlon rojeotlng tho amondmcnt falloJ by a "oto of 18 to 10. Tho 3onrlo did not meet for more than an hour after tht tlmo sot for convening thN nftetnoon. Meanwhile leaders had been in conference making offorts to win ovor at least own of Uiose opposed to ratification. All oxpodients failed and the vote o roeonsidur was a tic. MORE EVIDENCE OF "WET" TOWNS IN VERMONT nrntt:oboro, March 3 With roturns missing from Somerset, which Is not accessible, tho town clerk's reports show that tn of the 23 Ion in Wind ham county voted license. whll lat year every town voted no llccno. The towns changing' from dry to w-t wtro: Rrat tleboro, Brookllnc. Dover. Halifax J.jpiulca, Londonderry, Newfnno. ItocR inghum, Wardsboro nnd Whltlngham. Mflrrlsvllle, March X Ti-c o-it of th' ten town In L.imolllo coun'.y voted "wet": Hyii,. Park 58 to 29; Eden 22 to 10, Stow If) to 32. The lv-t Mimed town, howi ver, do's not propeily como under the clnsuirirt 'Ion of "wot." as the voto tsken on drugrists' license only. n-'Mrtero postponed Its town meeting on acount of slc.Xnics In tho town. Tho town of St. Gcorgis voted for llconso, 17 to 13, which Increases tno number of theoretically "wet" townn In ChlMenden county to 11. FLORIDA CROPS DAMAGED. Miami, Fla., March 2, Damage esti mated at 'moro than five million dollars was done to fruit and vegotahles In South Florid by thu extremely low tempera tures of last night. Vegetnblo fHds north of Miami wore practl 'ally wiped nut whl.o cirlv reports show tho damage to bo about 75 per cent. Tomporaturcs last nJght wcro tho lowest ever officially re. corded hero (or March, 34 degree. DESPERATE EFFORT 10 SAVETREATY Friends ol the Pact Try Their Hardest to Rescue It From Threatened Deadlock Mod erately Hopeful of Success Wiwhtiigf.n, March 3. VhUti the treaty debute draKgcd on In the Senate to-day without , action, the tratj'u friends botfnn a final determined cfcort to rescue It from the deadlock tovvnrd which all leaders arree It again Is headed P.cnubllcan and democratic ssnators Joined In tho movement, but thoy wnre only moderately hopeful of success. Put ting collateral issues naidc. they ad-dtes-jed their efforts to the republican reservation to article ten. long the atorni center of tho wholo trojty light, which the republican leaders h?.ve said they cannot modify and which Prestamt Wil son Jifs sold he cc.nnot accept. Some eonip:3mls .proponents pr.'fcsse'J to see n posslbr.lty that an ncccptabii modlfloatloii yet might bo formulated. Others bulloved that derpltc assurar.cco of de.Tioci'.'.tlc loaders, enough democrats to put through the rcsnrvatlon a3 It. stands might yet bo L.duced to .Uit tho Pre.sliltnl's lead. Tim confidence cf ths treaty's Irreccn cllablc opponents Lpfinroutly wjs not shaken, and leaders of tho tivu pat,Hcs nmlntalned that ratlhtntlor. would fail. Tho siibjtct leclinlcally befors tho Se'.iats ail day was tho Shantung reserva tion, out it got only a pag-rin? inttillon as tho Jlscj.'iMon latnbled over tho whole brittlu ground oi tho Issues that havo been debated almost continuously for more than a year. Among other things, the Adriatic question again was brought into the debate, while Senator Heed enlivened proceedings with a bitter attack on Sena tor Hitchcock. The course of President Wilson in con demning the (proposed Adriatic settlement was approved by Senator Horah who de clared the executive wns right in assert ing that the United States could not join in Kuropean settlements unless thoy wero to be based on a new rule of justice In International contracts. But tho allies' Adriatic proposal Itself, tho senator ar gued, showed that the old regime still ruled In Europenn politics. In a brief statement regarding his amendment to tho Shantung reser'atlon, Senator Lodge said tho proposed modifi cation, which would eliminate specific reference- to Japan and China, would really make no difference In tho forco of tho reservation. Senator Leuroot told the Senate that the democrats had Indicat ed In the bl-pattlsan confeumces that they would support tho reservation with such a. change, and declared tho good faith of that promise now would be- put to a test. 2ND DIST. VT. FED. OF. WOMAN'S CLUBS TO MEET St. Johnsbury, March The second district of the Vermont Federation i)f Woman's Clubs will hold a mooting in Athenanum hall on Wednesday, .March la. The morning session at tt : :t 0 opens with prayer by Mrs. . H. Hiehards, followed by greetings from Mrs. Walter P. Smith. Tho response will bo given by Mrs. Oliver C. Ashloii of Ilutiand, the general federation director. After music by ladles' quartette there will by five minute reports from club pres idents and department chairmen. The morning session closes with an address by the State president, Mrs. Walter W. Slack of Springfield. Tins afternoon session will open with music by the ladies' quartet, followed by an address entitled "The Need of Americanization," by .ludge L. P. Slack of St. Johnsbury of the Vermont Su premo Court. Tho closing address on "Our Responsibilities," will bo given by Mrs. Robert L. French, the district chairman and president of the St. Johnbury's Woman's Club. REV. JOEL H. METCALF HEADS RELIEF UNIT Hoston, .March 2. A relief unit com posed of tho Rev. Joel H. Met calf, a wide ly known astronomer, and tho Rev. Sidney II. Snow, both of Hoston, and Edward R. Witte of Buffalo, a. senior at Ilnrviird, will sail from New York on March 23 to Investigate conditions in Transylvania it was announced here to day. Thej will also undertake religious work, physical aid and general rtllel under tho direction of the I'ultarlan commis sion for Hungnrlar. relief. M", Motealf oerved In France as Y. M. C. A. scc.reliiry nnd Mr. Witte was In tho naval aviation service. MIDGETS' FURNITURE GOES TO MUSEUMS Plymouth, Mass., March 3.-Tho homo furnNnincs of Mrs. Loina W, Magrl, known to America, nnd Europe as Mrs. Tom Thumb, who died recently, will b distributed among several inustuir., It was anr.ounced to-day. Her collection wan claimed to include the smallest prno ttfil funiltnro In use. Two mlntaturo bowIp machln'-B and a piano nro umoiiK tho pieces mentioned In her wll:, filed for prolxitu yevtPHtay. Hoveral of the arti cles wnro gift Iroin European royalty, before whom she had appeared. The remainder of her prporty m to bo divided between her husband. Count MagrI, also n midget, and two nephews BILL WOULD DISCHARGE 40.000 CIVIL EMPLOYES Washington, March 3. Tho House com pleted work to-day on tho legislative, executive nnd Judicial appropriation bill, carrying a total of t22,f 0,000 und then was blocked whllo preiarltig to vote by Representative Hlanton of Texas, who dom inded a quorum. Tho J-210 bonus for civilian employes of the government was strlcKcn out on a point or order by Representative Blanton. Members said It probably would bo put back by tho Senate. The bill cuts from tho government roll moro than 10,000 civil omployes and repre sents u flat reduction of S4,Ou0.0fi0 from submitted tstlmates. II. P. ST1MSON, NATIVE VERMONTER, DIES Kmv York, March 3. Harry P. Ktlinson, owner of tho Hotel t'umborliin.l, for many years seorutaty of iho Now York Hotel Men's association, died hero to-day. Ho was a native of Vermont and a graduate of Mlddlebury Colloso. m VT. TOWNS "WET" IN THEORY Thia With Grand Isle and Essex Counties Not Yet Re ported Ilutiand, March 3. Complutc returns i from 12 cut of tho 14 oojntles In this Stato cn the lesults of ytsiurday'i! town j meeting.-) showed to-night that 124 towns I h'.d voted "wet," the highest number In I dirt llte'A.... ..C 4,t C.'lnl. Tl. ...l..l I ...o.,', HIT Utnig, i IIU IlllSSilll. counties wore Bssok and Grand Isle. Tho largest "wet" voto heretofore was In 1903, tho first year of locat optlcn, when D2 of the 243 towns In tho State voted for llconso. The next year the num ber dropped to 40 and dwindled steadily In succeeding yoar.1 to about 12 in )91fi, out In 1919 Jumped to 40. The vote has only a thoorctlcal significance bceausa of the operation of tho federal prohibition amendment. NELSON E. L'ECUYER DIES Crnrrnl Mauser of St. Alhnus Mc ctisrer SiicctMb at Tempi". Kin. St. Albans. Man!; 3. Many frlonds In this city learned with deep regret to-day of the death of Nelson K. L'Ecuyer, gen oral manager of the St. Albans Messenger company, which oomrrod this mornlm? at Tampa. Fla. Mr, I.'Ecuyer went to Saraaota. Fla. several weeks ago hop. tnir to rega'r. his hot lth after a, severe attack oi hoar: trouble. For a short tlmo !i appeared to Improve, but several days ago he suffered ac. acute nttac.: ami was removod to a sanitarium In Tampa. Ue failed to rally. With Mr. LEcuycr when the end came wcro his wife, and daughtur. Miss Mar guerite, who accompanied him to Florlia. nnd a son, the Itcv. George IEcuyr. of Enosburg FhIIs. who left Friday night for tho South, arrMng there Monday. Mr. L'Ecuyor had bean In 111 health several months, but In spite of. that fact Insisted upon keeping In touch with hl'i work, to which his Interests wero devoted and to which he sacrificed himself. Nelson Emery L'Ecuycr wns born at St. Johns, Quo., July 17. 161, son of E. II. and Christine (Trnhati) L'Ecuycr. He was educated at St. Johns Academy and Commercial College. In 1S3 he mar ried Azelle Langlois of St. Johns. He entered the employ of the Central Ver mont Hallway company at St. Johns In IS. and gradually advanced until, in 1P.TJ, ho was made chief clerk of th jolni Grand Trunk and Central Vermont divi sion office wjth headquarters In St. Albans. He entered tho general freight office as claims clerk In 1SW5 and became chief clerk In 1SS9, holding that position until 1S93 when he entered the employ of the .Messenger company as cashier and accountant. As In other lines of work his ability and faithfulness secured for him ono advancement after another. Ho occupied tho iwsltions of treasurer, treas urer and superintendent, and December 1. 1919, he was marie, general manager and treasurer which place he held at the tlmo of his heath. In politic Mr. T Ecuycr was a repub lican. Ho had held the positions of vll lage trustee and liquor license commis sioner. He was a communicant of Holy Angels' Church, a member of tho Knights of Columbus and of the Catholic Order of Foresters, having held the office of treas urer of Champlaln Court, No. 402, from tho time of organization in 1391 until a few jears ago. He was director of the State court of Foresters four years and was Stato vice-chief ranger. He was State chief ranger at the tinio of his death. He was also a member of tho St. Jean naptlste society. He had been secretary-treasurer of the St. Albans Business and Profes sional Men's association and a director of tho St. Albans Co-operatlvo Savings and Loan association. Mr. L'Ecuyer Is survived by his wife and 11 children, the Ilev. George E. of Enosburg Falls, Mrs. Lucien llrauit, Hen ry E., Hose Annette, Marguerite Marie. Armand, Harvoy, Leo Eugene, Laurctte. Georglno, Heine Thcrcse and Fernando Leona, all of this .city. GODDARD SEMINARY GETS $1,000 FROM BILLINGS Montpeller, March 3. Announcement was mado to-day of tho gift of $1,000 ' In cash by Richard Billings of Wood stock, this Stato and Now York city, ' to Goddard Seminary. Tho money Is j to bo placed in the school's ondowment 1 fund. Tho Income is to be used by tho trustees In running the schools. With this addition, the cshool's endowment fund now amounts to $lfil,60S.39. As1 stated to-day by tho school's Business 1 Agent, llnrvuy E. Averlll. SAM DANIELS MFG. CO. INCORPORATES AT $50,000 Montpeller, Match 3. Sam Daniels Manufacturing Company, Inc., of Hard wtcv hns filed articles of association In tho secretory of Statn'B oftlce for the pur pose of conducting a plumbing and other business In Hardwick. Tho capital stock Is Vfi.me whllo tho papers wero signed by Snm Daniels, W. A. Dutton, E. S Smith, L. B Tims B. E. Wilson and E. M. Crane of Hardwick NEW SPRUM FOR TYPHUS Pnr!, March 3. Mortality from typhus fovi haH been reduced from 47 per cent to six per cent by the use of a new serum adopted by Rod Cross workers nt Ekatertnodar, In tho Kuban district of Russia, according to reports received here. Confidence Is expressed that this serum nniy save Ru-ssla from decimation by typhus. Belgrndo, March 3. Typhus fever has again broken out In Siberia, being spread with nlarnilng rapidity by refugees Hoe ing from tho Bolshcvlkl or. tho south Rus. sla front. American Red Cross oillcers, at tho request of tho government, aro preparing to disinfect ever' person enter ing the country. NEW FARM FEDERATION ftiin.ii.il March 3 Tim a n, ...i w. . . " ---- I I.. -II Farm Bureau I'cderatlon was organlz- cu to-uay hi u ihci'iiui, oi roprtiscnta Uvea from 2S Stato furmore' bureaus. J. P. Howard of demons, Sown, was olectod president and B, L. Strivings of Castile, N. Y vlce-presldont. Objccta of tho federation, it was an nounced, aro to correlate and strength en tho Individual State farm buroauB and similar State organizations In a national body to promto. protect and represent tho business economic, social and educational Interests of tho farm ers and to develop agriculture. Mem boro'ilp of tho federation Was placed at 700,000. Every merchant appreciates the thouffhtfulncsH of those customers vlio visit tho stores early In tho day. T First Time He Left the White House Since He Was Put to Bed "A Very Side Man" Five Montte Ago Washmgtrmv' Match 3. Touted by balmy spring v.'cati'.tt, the first of the season. Prostdtnl Wilson went on a motor Jaunt about tho city to-day. It wns tho first tlmo he hod left tho Whtto Houso grounds sine he wa put to bed "a very sick man" live months. ago to-dav on hts re turn from his Interrupted western .;pcaU. Ins tour. The President tob' M; WlNnn and Itea.-Adnilinl Car '-'raj son. who ac companied him. th.it bo felt as '.hough ho had been nw.iy pom Washlniston a long time For more than an hour tho President drove along tho spordway nnd tniough tho city EtrcLtfl and tho Capitol ground;, where he waved a friendly greeting to Senator Uorah of Idaho, ono, of the chief opponents to tho peace treaty. Tho sena tor returned tho salutation. Tho President was recognized by many persons and icturr.ed their greetings as tho While Houfco limousine rolled along at an easy gait, cscortnd by another ma chine carrying tho secret service men "Delighted and much boneflted by his trip," woo tho way Dr. Grayson charac terised tho President s attitude when he rct.jrtii.d to tne White. Housa. MANY VERMONT TOWNS OTE "WET" "Yes" Vote Pniomlily Returned in the Imtkpt Place Tin- Free I'ress made no attempt this year to collect from tho towns of the State the "yes" and "no" voto on the license question, considering it a rather useless proceeding In view of the fact that tlie national prohibitory amendment has served to put a quietus on the booze problem In all Its aspects. Nevertheless, tho voters of the State did not Ignore their "yes" and "no" ballots Tuesday and tho result, as gleaned from our In complete returns. Indicates that a ma jority, and possibly a large one, of Ver mont towns have voted "wet." Whether this Is duo to an attempt at humor, to design or to Indifference of the "no" voter is not apparent. Ton out of sixteen towns In Chit tenden county voted "wet" as did eleven out of twenty towns in Wash ington county and twenty-two out of t.wenty-elght In Rutland county. The big towns generally, Rurllnio ton, Rutland. St. Albans. Harre, Mid dlobury, St. Johnsbury. r.rnndon, Col chester and tho like arc In tho "wet" column. Last yen the number of towns lav-orlng- licenno was (0, the largest num ber since 1901.- Chlttendon county towns voting "wet" Tuesday aro as follows: Yes No 1139 12.', 31 Hurllngtoi Colchester Essex Hlnisburg Milton Richmond Shelburno South Huillngion Westfnrd Williston loSS III! 12 HI r,i 72 sr. n; MARY PICKFORD DIVORCED FROM OWEN MOORE Reno, Nev., March 3. Mary Plckford, motion picture star, was granted a divorce from Owen Moore last evening at Mln den, a small town mar Carson City, on grounds of desertion, It became known to-day. She has been at tho Campbell Ranch at Genoa, nearby, since February 15. Sho wns accompanied to the court room by her mother, .Mrs. Smith, and she wept freely, while testifying. Moore was not In court, though he was at Mlnden on Monriuy. Miss Plckford told tin- court tli.it Moore had deserted her on several occasions and had only returned In response to her p!oas, hut that a year ago ho left her and has over since refused to return, Immediately after obtaining the decree sho went back to the ranch where sho nas been living, She said alio was seeking a quiet place to live and Intended to stay near Mlnden for a long time and make tho Slate her permanent home. Mooro arrived at Virginia City on Sun day night with a camera man, saying he Intended to taku snow picture. for a com ing picture, but he could find no hotel accommodations so he drove down to Mlnden In a machine and was served with tho papers whllo at lunch tho next day. Tho ranch where Miss Plckford Is staying Is on the outskirts of tho dofterted town of Genoa, first settled by tho Mormomi In 1W, but now with scarcely an Inhabitant. Mies Plckford is out of reach cf tho telophono. PEACE CONFERENCE CLOSES SESSIONS Lortdar., March 3. Tho peace conferenco closed Its London sessions to-night after preparing tho Tu'klsh treaty and lbs economic 'conclusion!? In such manner that thoy may be completed by assistants. The treaty will bo handed to Turkey at I'nrl3 bn March 22. It was announced. It Is jKisslble that Premier Mlllorand will come to London tho latter part of next week to confer with; the foreign ministers and ambassadors on tho Turk ish treaty and on the contentions of tho Hungarians regarding their treaty. It Is not expected that tho economlo conclusions of tho conference will bo mado public before Saturday or Sunday. SOMETHING NEW ON H. C. OF ti. Chicago, March 3. Southern laborers who are "eating too high up on tho hog" (pork chops and ham) and Ameri can housewives who "eat too fnr back on the boot" (porter hous.c nnd round steak) are to blamo for tho continued high cost of living, tho American Institute of Meat Packers announced to-day. With tho ox port markt for meat shattered by ad verso foreign exchange and wholesale prices back to whuro they wero a year or two ago, tho American consumer is chlctly responsible, tho Institute's bulle tin on February conditions says. Elizabeth, N. J March 3.-Two' engi neers and u fireman were killed nnd a dozen persons were Injured late to-day when tho Hampton express of tho Cen tral Railroad of New Jersey ernMieri Into a work train, at Ellzabethport und the engines blew up. PS WILSON TAKES MOTOR HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT; THE NEWS BY COUNTIES Addison County MIDDLEBURY Tho prico of bakery bread has again changed In town and this time with a drop, tho loaves which have been sell-till,- for the past few weeks at 17 cents have gone hack to tho old prlco of 13 cents and tho 12 cent loaves havo gone to 11 conts.-,Lymnn B. Whitman died at his homo in Weybrldgo Thursday forenoon after a 10 days' Illness with pneumonia. He was bom In Weybrldge May 21, 187'j, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Whitman. He married Miss MacNoll of Colchester, for fivo years a successful teacher In the graded school here, who survives him: also four sons, his mother, Mrs. Wallace Whitman: two sisters, Mrs. Allen War ner of Weybrldge, Mrs. Stephen Curtis of Fresno, Ca'lf.j two brothers, John cf Mlddlebury, and Watson of Tlcon deroga, N. Y. Ho was a member of Union Lodgo No. 2, F and A. M. The funeral was held In the Congrega- itlona; Church Saturday afternoon at two o'i lock, with burial in that town. Mrs. Leon Veaw and children i h.'iva gono to Plttstlold, Mas-s., whero they j will spend some time. Mrs. Dearborn, I who ho3 been visiting at the homo of MIsn Jennie Sessions for a week, has re .turned to Brandon. Mr. and Mrs. Charles I A. Lyman and William P. Waugh left Friday night on the sleeper for Daylona j Beach. Fla., whoro thy will spend tbo remainder or the winter. Clifford Hewitt, who haa ebon spending" a week In town, has returned to Hudson, N. Y. G. M. Hayward, who for 15 years has been with tho Mlddlebury Creamery company, moved Monday to Poland Springs, Me., to manago another creamery for the Coon Ice Cream company. His successor hero Is John Lucia, Jr., who has been sec ond In charge. John H. Stewart, who has been In Boston for a week, attending the hardware men's convention session, has returned. Mr. and Mrs. Abner Prltchard of Portland, Ore., formerly for short j tlmo residents of Mlddlebury, arc In town ) for a few weeks. Messrs. Fred A. Burton j and Norman llolllnson have returned to Boston after a three weeks' vuslnesa stay In town. Miss Eliza E. Sessions of East Mlddlebury Is working In Windsor county In tqe interests of tho Kurn Hattln Homes at Westminster and Saxtons River and for tho present is located In Ludlow. Tho Misses Kathleen and Agnes Brierly have rturncd to Fall River, Mass., after an extended visit in town. Mr. and Mrs. Julius Galllvan and sons, Jack and Tommy, of Chicago, are In town for an extended visit. County Road Commis sioner Willis N. Cady lias returned from a visit in Montpeller. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Austin have returned to Weybrldge after having been ill with tho erip for several days at the home of Arthur Gains. Mrs. Walter J. Rose is ill. Oscar Benson has removed to town from Salisbury and will carry on the coming season the farm of Arthur W. Eddy.-Mr. and Mrs. Wllford Bingham and daughter. Miss Sally Bing ham, have letunied to Rochester, N. Y., after a few weeks In town. It was 30 de grees below zero In this village Saturday murning and a temperature of 36 degrees below was reported from some of the surrounding towns. Mr. and Mrs. Avery McCalllster and sister. Miss Gwendoline McCalllster, have returned to Erie, Pa., after three weeks hore. Miss Alice Hal pin, Is in town to spend a few days with her mother, Mrs. P. E. Halpln. Otis Abbey, one of tho oldest and most re spected residents. Is able to be down town occasionally after having been con fined to his home nearly all winter. Mrs. Tumor and Mrs'. Pratt will entertain th East Mlddlebury Ladles' Aid society at the Community club rooms In that hamlet Friday and will surve dinner. The funeral of Lyman B. Whitman, who died In Wey brldge Thursday moaning, wns held at tho Congregational Church lu Weybrldge Sat urday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. S. B. Barnuni, pastor of tho church of ficiated. Thprr, wnn a iroori attendance of ' Masons from Union Lodge, No. 2. of this village, of which he was a member, and tin- Masonic rites were performed by Robert Easton, master, and Chaplain E. B. Holmes. There were many beautiful flowers. The bearers were: Elmer Wright, Louis Droulett, Fred Roscoe, Charles James, William McMurthry and Warren Perkins. Tho interment was in tho Wey brldge cemetery. Mrs. R. C. Goss, a Sun day school teacher at the Memorial Bap tist Church, was given a birthday surprise by her Sunday school pupils In tho church parlors Saturday afternoon from four until six o'clock. The young folks gathered at tho church and had a table finely set with electric lights, a hugo birthday cake, with the lighted candles, and good things to rat. Mrs. Goss was persuaded to go to tho church ostensibly to assist In doing some work and not knowing what was up went there. As she entered tho church parlors the lights wero flashed on and the assmbled party wished her a happy birthday. The party enjoyed a social tlmo until 5:30, when they sat down to tho well-laden supper table, whore 20 covers were laid. The Rev. Roy E. Whlttl more made some appropriate remarks, presented her with a handsome teacher's Bible, which tho youngsters has pur chased, nnd she responded with some ap propriate remarks of thanks. Tho affair was , a complete surprise. The reporU of tho auditors, treasurer, poormnster and other officers of tho town of Mlddlebury for a year havo Just been published. From tho auditor's report it appears the total expense of the town has been J32.37G.73. Orders drawn by the selectmen amounted to $22,DG4.99, and orders drawn by tho road commissioner wero J8,122.'J7. F. O. Brooklns, manager of the town farm, expended $2,754.57, mak ing tho total expense of tho poor Includ ing $207,07 Interest on tho flurplus fund M.792.9I. and this less sales from tho farm of $93-1.13 leaves the net costs of tho poor for tho year 13,783.81 and tho net costs of tho poor on the farm J1.S20.44. Tho llalillltles of tho town amount to f2r,23.46, of which 112.673.31 Is In outstand ing selectmen's orders; Stato school tax $3,912.50; State highway tax $2,618.53; esti mated for support of the poor $3,000; estimate for bridges $1,000; estimated in terest on orders $200; salary of town offi cers $500. To meet this Indebtedness there s cash In the treasury of $1,377.17; estimated sales from poor farm $l,0u0; estimated dog licenses $300, In all $2,667,13, leaving the amount to bo raised by taxa tlon, less town hall .orders not due of $4,750, $17,846.43. The grand list Is $23,645.34 and the auditors recommend a tux of 7S cents on the dollar will pay the out standing orders nnd the estimated ox pense of tho town. Tre.asuror Charles K. Plnney reports that the receipts for tho year Including a balance at the begin ning of $1,700.51 as $36,478.91. Thoro is a balance In tho treasury of $1,367.13. The property of all descriptions on the farm Is figured up to be worth $1,399.03, the ex penses of the town hall wero $171.91 und the rent of the hall brought In $17:). Charles E. Plnney, as treasurer of the outlying school districts, reports a bal ance on hand at the beginning of the year of $1,775.19 and tho receipts for tho year at $7,289..Vi. Tho exiiondltures for all purposes were $.'i,027.62, leaving on Feb ruary 7 a balance of $2,261.97. Mrs. .Mary W. H. Mullen, trensurer of the Ladles' Library association, reports the total re eclpts for tho year as $1,349.80 and the expenditures $1,239.89, leaving a balance on hand of $09.41. Tho receipts came from tho town of Mlddlebury $S27.C6; from Interests from Investment belonging to the Library npsoclatloti $377.52, and from lines $112.33 of the expenditures $605 was for salaries and $3'3.55 for books. The. number of books In the library now Is 10,283 and the number of patrons Is 3,012. District Health Officer Dr. George F. Ed muiid.i of Bristol makes a lengthy report which Is full of good sense, and of prac tical suggestions to the voters as bearing on the health of tho children lu the pub lic schools. Rollln Hler of Cnslleton, a former rest dent of Mlddlebury Is In town to visit rel atives. Mr. Hler had the misfortune to get ono ankle broken five weeks ago, but he Is coming along In good shapo and Is now nble to walk quite well without tho aid of rrutches. Mary Button has re turned from Brandon, where she has been spending a few days at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. But ton. Frank J. Donahue, who has recently rompleted an elaborate map of tho town of .Mlddlebury for the use of fire insur ance companies wont Mondny to Vergon nes, where ho will make a similar map of that city. The country roads have boon so well broken through that large quan tities of pressed hay aro now being drawn to this village dally for shipment to var ious city markets. William A. Tyre died at his homo Monday, afternoon at two o'clock. Ho was born at Dorset on Novem ber 14, 18W, tho son of William and Mary Tyrol. Ho was twlco married, his first wife being Emma Bryant, who died 2 years ago. His second wife, who survives him was Mlnnio Carroll of Mlddlebury He Is also survived by two sons by his first wife. William of Bellows Falls and Claude of Brattleboro; also two sister. .Mrs. William Williams of Rutland and .Mrs. Charles Skeels of Springfield, Mass. The funeral was held Wedensday morn ing at nlno o'clock at the Catholic Church. Guy M. Place died Monday night at six 1'clock of pneumonia, aged 39 years. He Is survived by his wife and mother, Mrs. Seth Place; also a sister, Mrs. Rollln Hallock. He was born here. The funeral of Guy M. Place will be held at Ills home this afternoon at two o'clock. Burr Perclval died at his home In tho east part of tho town Tuesday, aged S3 years. He was a lifelong: resident, and Is survived by no relatives. The funeral will he held this morning at nine o'clock at the. parlors of A. J. Blackmor, with burial In Prospect cemetery. T h e funeral of Mrs. Mable Boarrtinan of Cornwall, wife of Benjamin Boardman, who died at her home In that town Sunday w'as held at St. Mary's Catholic Church Tuesday morning at nlno o'clock Father T. J. Leonard officiat ing. There was u large, attendance and many beautiful flowers. The bearers were Harry Vaucelette, Ernest Van celette. Clifford Boardman and Dr. Howard L. Averlll. The Interment was In the family lot in tho Catholic ceme tery. Phillip Sparks, who has been visiting at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Sparks, and other relatives In this vicinity for a week, has returned to Castleton. The funeral of William A. Tyrol was hold at St. Mary's Catholic Church Wed nesday morning at nine o'clock. Tho Rev. T. J. Leonard officiated. There was a. largo attendance of relatives and friends and many flowers. The bearers were: James Baron, Roger Ryan, Frank Bont ley, Thomas Corbin, Michael Lilllck and Theodore Duckett. Among those who wero hern to attend tho funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rogers of Brandon, William Williams of Rutland, Mrs. Katherino Butler of Providence, R. ! William Tyrol of Bellows Falls and Clyde. Tyrel of Brattleboro. The remains wore, taken on the noon train to Manchester for interment beside his lirst wife and w.ere accompanied by his wife, Miss Juli Carroll, William and Claudo Tyrel and Michael Liilick and Roger Ryan. Fre mont Abbey is ill with the grip. Mrs. W. O. Howard, who has been visiting her sister, Miss Marjorie Martin, in town for a few days, has returned to Wendall, Idaho. Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Lane, who recently sold their farm In the east part of tho town, have moved to their new farm on Bristol Flats. The funeral of Guy M. Place will be hold at his late home on Munger street this afternoon at two o'clock and Interment will bo in the Case street cemetery. Tho mid-week prayer meeting will bo hold In tho vestry of tho Congre gational Church at 7:30 o'clock this evening and tho topic to be taken up for consideration will be "Lontcn Studies in the Life of Christ." Deputy Collector of U. S. Internal Revenue Hugh D. Lalor will be in town, with offices at the court house, to-day to finish up his work of assisting in dividuals, firms, and corporations to mako out their income blanks. A special meeting of the Mlddlebury Branch of the Modern Woodman of America No. 16264 will ho held In tholr rooms In the old bank building this evening to mnko arrangements to nt tend tho funeral of Noah Cumnilngs. Extensive repairs are being made on tho interior of tho o.fflce of the Addi son House, Noah Cummlngs. who had been ill for a few "days at his home Just- south of this village, with pneu monia, died about midnight Tuesday at the age of 12 years, having been born In Hrldport, December 29, 1S7S. He wns the son of John and Flora Cummlngs. He Is survived by his wife, three daughters, Alice, Hazel and Ethel upd a son, Enrl, Mr. Cummlngs was a prominent farmer and had a host of frlonds who will mourn his sudden end. Ho was a niombor nf tho Mlddle bury Branch of tho Modern Woodmen of America which society will attend the funeral In n body. Tho funeral ar rangements have not been mado. Prof. H. P. Williamson deVlne went to Proctor Wednesday and In the afternoon delivered a talk beforo the Women's club In the library bulltllng, taking for his subject, "French Ways." Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Walker, former residents of this town, for many years, but for three years residents of Proctor, have shipped tholr household goods hero from that place and have themselves returned to town nnd will occupy their homo place on Wey brldgo street, Mrs. Walker will soon open the milliner' store In the Dyer block wJilch sho recently purchased from Mrs. McKlnney. Mr. Walker, who recently got ono hand badly Injured, whllo at his work (Continued on paire tno) tftt. r"