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Holland Again Refuses to I)c-
liver William to Allies
Trial But Will Guarantee
Will Not Escape-
7 hp Hague. March r..-Oneo more tho
Dutch government refusps In hand Wll-
eye o'l tli" ex-Kalser, nr.d to glvu un-
I. llltl WUflll I 'MM IIIUl.ll 1 M11U III IV lii'vu
lo Llod Gcorgr, tho British premier.
The Dutch government, whllo np-
it w.ir. hut f.lnfo Holland is not n narlv
a inn pr.mnucs ireiui. ( m iu' r h huv
froci other powers with regard to these
"Bines til's government's supremo duty
i vi-enr.M Inn t r.:iMnmnr.'il iiwh nt
no Kinpf nm." inn tinm rn 11 m ps. it
Ice nr.d (ncompatablo with tho national
ue.uvn find in c Mnu-i.ir nn nutcn lem-
to.-y "
Protesting that thl.i attitude decs not
put tlolyinu outr.Ido the community of
uunnh. run mim I lrpR iioimnii m
nmirrv r r.M' hii.tiiktii. no ---ni n in.
lorr.auorai security.
Tho not protests thai, contrary
n inn imnrp.3tn. riprivpr' rn t ii
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from tho beginning hao observed tho oh-
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This government, thn note says, will
continue, to do so, being ahlo In tho cx-
Ihe spot all precautionary measures
lleemed requisite to subject the freedom
pf the former Emperor to necessary lim
itations. Tho Netherlands government pays It Is
finxlous to place thevn declarations on
record In tho most formal manner, and
In conclusion declares It to he Its opinion
that theso declarations, which prove
that the government realizes tho dangers
Which the powers dread, will dispel their
Thn note Is signed by Jonkheer Von
Karncbeek, tho Dutch foreign minister.
uuuKiiniir ri.-K wiiruirv .iKmnnT
Prohibition Amendment
WashlnBton, March 4. Siege warfaro
against the prohibit on enforcement
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pmnprn n r rno iinitvp
ThouRh ropulsed, 251 to SB, In the
initial attack, made in the form of a
straight out repeal provision, offered
jvow jersey, as a rlrler to tile legisla
tion nvr,, ,!,, -n.l l...lll1 .,...!
Tion nui, tno nnti-pronlbitlonists told
tho House they planned to raise tho
ssue again durlnB consideration of
evprv nil! tnnt nnmpH im nnnrnnrint.
jnunion amendment.
While the "wets" of the House wore
making their fiBht, Attorney Oeneral
Tnomas F. Met ran. of New Jorsev. filed
suit In behalf of his Stato in Supremo
Court to declare tho amendment uncon-
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Duiuui'iii'i iiiiii i" iji uititk luuriui uiu'
i iui euji, iiAeu .luuuuy iur iiuui iiik ill -gtmcnts
In tlio oriBinal suit filed by Rhode
island ann on tno appoaia from Kentucky
ana .lassacniiseiis necisions invoivinB
Attorney-General McCran contendpil
drawn and that Congress possessed no
power to propose a constitutional amend
ment regulating the habits and morals
oi inc people, ino eniorccmcni aci, paasea
under authority of tho amendment, his
bill sot forth, was therefore null and
Tha move of tho House antl-prohlbltion-
Ists camo unexpectedly during considera
tion of an appropriation of 4.DO0.00O for
prohibition enforcement. After Speaker
rf'lUlMt hnri rnfuenri in MllRtnfn thn 1ntnt
of order against the repeal provision
raised by Representative Garrett, demo
crat. Tennessee, the rider and its allied
motion to cllmlnato thu enforcement ap
St. Johnsbury. March C Over lfO farm-
)fers met here to-day lo consider ways and
ijneans for taking over tho plants of tho
IPlyniouth creamery company throughout
(Now Kngland and operatlriB them on a
co-operatlvoi basis retaining the same
lr.nna moments. The comm ttee annolnted
at tho meeting two weeks ago, reported
lh.1 tt.&i. Vl-jrl l.lultn.l 111.. l'11,lniB ..lnHta
from Boston and New Boston, fJ, H,, In
Canada and found tho farmers In ev
l ll.nPn n T)l.r....l.
creamery Interested In taking over tho
corporation from tho present owner, J
TV Davlfs of Reading, Mass. Tho physical
appraisal of the properties Is a trlflo over
lln anm llFlnr- MlfPn VlflTM In TTinilthlV
m i- It ... " 9- WV .....a miliu-ll.nJ
nSlalimll IB. WVUI (iu,i'ni nuiroiiuvu
OP tnlS PasiS ai llio mn;iniK iiuu ll l ex-
- i . I.....1 . , .1 r...-....ln ..m
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fjcrlhe enougn to inano mo co-oporuiive
Eerne. March 5. It Is estimated that
the damagn dono tho United States con
sulate at Zurich by tho explosion or a
homb last night will amount to 10,000
francs but tho placo Is still habitable
mnd Consul uenerai ivuoii.i mm ihm mm-
lly have returned tnero nna re-openeu
tne office Tho president of tho Zurich
government visited Mr. Kficna to-day and
expressed tho regret oi me aiunoriucs ov
er tho Incident,
Governor a Day
Montneller, March Tr Charles 8. Dana
Lf Now Haven, who Is speaker of tho
House OI Jteprescniaiivea, wan governor
of Vermont Thursday although probably
'Jie was not notified of that fact, for
'hero was probably nothing that noodod
Immediate attention. This was brought
about by the fact that tho law provides
4i.t when tho governor and lieutenant
governor aro out of tho State tho speakor
OI tbO nOUSO liecoinuil III" Mriuwiu
Governor Clement was In Boston nnd
Mason S. Stone, accompanied by Mrs.
tftone, wcro on tholr way to Now York,
msOTiU2riii -WANT ABWIW JUJjaaJayfiflllgntlont last night.
Unable to Face Newspaper and
Picture Men at Los
l.;s Angeles, Calif., March 5. Mary
Plckford, weeping and worn, iitumbled
from tho train hero to-day on her return
from Mlnden, Nevada, where she obtained
tllvorco decree Tuesday from owcu
Miss Viskford waited until the passen
gers ht.d nil left tho car, then peered out,
and seeing tiowcpapcr mon anil camera
mcu flanked by a crowd of tho curious,
sho fled down tho opposlto side of tho
car. As sho ran. with learn streaming
down her (ace, she stumbled and fell.
ler mother helped her up, and they fled
o u wultlnt; automoblln and sped uwny.
I,n of .?.fXM AVJirn "Pxirk" In (iilttnl
OrO.ctru tender I,oe
92,000 l,lhrAi-7
Barrc. March 7. The Park theatre,
owned by thti Black Theatre Co., Inc.
was Butted by flro this morning. Tho
origin nt tho flro has not been dlscov
erod, although apparently It started near
the heatliis plant. Tho theatre was
closed at tho usual hour last evening and
was discovered on flro about three
o'clock, well under way.
Tho tiro department was nblo to Bet thu
Cro under control before tho drus store
and tho tenements ubovo the theatre
caught fire.
The loss probably will exceed $30,000.
Kdwln Bruno, leader of the orchestra,
loat about 2,000 In his library of muulc.
ESTATE OF $781,082
Mlncola, L,. 1., Match 7 Th official
transfer tax appraisal of tho estate of
ho late Colonel Tloosevelt, whoso
death occurred at Saprnmore Hill on
January fi. 1919, shows that tho
former president, left an ostnto of
$781,082. The Stuto Inheritance tax
.appraiser, James N. Gehrig-, filed his
report here yesterday. It lilaces tho
value of tho personal estate of tho
olonol at $(130,107. and his real prop
rty at $l.r0,97fi, tho latter being- tho
value of tho Sagamore Hill homo of
the Roosevelt family.
After tho debts, expenses of ad
ministration and other expenses had
been deducted, and appraisal shows,
the estate was worth 1727.713.
Tho widow, Hdlth Hermit Roosevelt,
has a llfo Interest in the eitato to the
amount of $723,703, the balance of tho
estate being1 divided between Theo
dore Roosevelt, Jr., Kormlt, Archibald
md Mrs. Ethel Derby, each receiving
$737,50 nnd the Income from an estate
of $CO,000 letf tho former president by
his father. Mrs. Alice Long-worth does
not sharo in tho estate of her father.
who. In his will, sets forth that at the
time of her marriage to Nicholas Long-
worth she had been amply provided
Tho silverware nnd furniture which
tho colonel owned was valuod at
$43,403 in tho report. Mrs. Roosovelt,
tho widow, under tho will, Is given
the power of testamentary disposition.
The executors aro Mrs. Roosevelt.
Oeorpe Emlon Roospvelt, a relative,
and Theodore, the son. The will was
dated Dec. 13, 1913. Tho Inheritance
tax that goes to tho State from tho
estate Is $3,891.49.
Wilmington, Del., March 7. Governor
Townsend Saturday Issued a proclama
tion calling the Delaware Legislature in
special session on March 22.
Tho objects specified by thn Governor
in tho proclamation aro:
Action on the equal suffrage amend
ment to the Federal Constitution, legis
lation to avoid an unduo Increase in tho
school taxos, and an appropriation for
tho now bridge across tho Rrandywlne
River at Wilmington.
Washington, March 7. The prediction
that tho Fedora amendment granting na
tion-wide woman suffrage would be rati
fied by thirty-six States in tlmo lo per
mit the women to participate In the na
tional elections was mado last night by
tho National Woman's Party following
the recolpt of tho news that Govemnr
Townsend of Delaware had called a spe
cial session of the Legislature for Maich
rho suffrage workers have now obtain
ed ratlllcation by thirty-three States.
They are apparently certain of obtaining
ratification in Washington State, where
tho Legislature will meet also on March
With Delaware and Washington State
in lino, they will need but one more af
firmative vote. They have not given up
hopo in West Virginia, whero another
test vote may bo taken on Monday. Two
other Republican States, Connecticut und
Vermont, also aro to be heard from.
St. Albans, March fi. Thti public service
commission of Vermont held a hearing
at The Tavern this morning on tho pe
tition of F. II. Ovltt. F. H. Rlxby and C.
Ovltt to organize tho Farrsworth Tel
ephone company, Inc., to tak over the
Farnsworth telephone lines which oper
ate In Chlttenfion county. The commis
sion look tho matter under advisement.
Tolnl .Vol tan nn nt I'lrit Ilvportri!
Thrrc In Grand lull
Montpoller, March 7, The returns from
Grand Isle county In tho license vote has
been mado to tho sccrotary of Stale's
oflico, showing that three towns went
wet whllo tho other two aro lo bo dry.
although ono of these voted for a drug
gist license. Thoso voted wet were:
Grand Isle 4G to 12; Isle. La Motto 22 to
12; South Hero 30 lo 22; dry, Alburg 21 to
27; North Hero 15 to 18; making a total of
111 wet towns Instoad of 135 as the olll-
clals at the secretary of State's olllcc re
ported Friday and 110 dry. towns out of
a total of 22-1 reported. Some reports
havo been sent back for verification, In
eluding Stowc, whero no record of any
vote on tho general Issuo was mado,
Brattloboro, March 4. Tho largo resi
dence on Oak street which was owned by
the lato Mrs, Ella G. Starkoy and Is now
tho property of hor daughter, Mrs, Wil
liam C Porter of Now York, was found
yesterday afternoon to havo been entered
by burglars 'within tho past weok, but
It Is not known what articles wcro car
ried uway, Tho houso has not bocn oc
cupied this winter, and when Miss Flor
ence Pratt wont thore to seo If every
thing was nil right slid found that tho
front door had been forced. About every
room in tho house had been ransacked
and tho floors wero strewn with tho con
tents of bureaus and desks. BlierllT Frank
It, Wellman, Police Chief Goorgo Wilson
and Sluto's Attorney E. W. Gibson mado
Relate to Armament, Economic
Boycott, Alien Property and
Labor Senate Works Swiftly
on Treaty
WashlnBton, March 8. Limiting de
bate by unanimous consent, the Sonato
moved swiftly to-day to reduce Its
fight over tho peaco treaty to basic is
sues. Four more of the republican reserva
tions were rcadoptod, two of them
without change while negotiations for
a compromlso on tho keystonp problem
of article ten wero pressed toward a
conclusion, apparently unaffected by
tho renewed declaration of President
Wilson against any material weaken
ing of tho treaty's provisions.
Tho President's letter coming at a
tlmo when tho article ten negotiations
wcro declared by one of their sponsors
to have brought tho two sldos "very
near togethor" was given widely dif
fering Interpretations. But the demo
cratic senators working for a compro
mlso continued their efforts, telling
their colleagues they felt frco to act
slnco the exocutivo had not seen fit to
say ho would pocket tho troaty If U
camo back to him with compromise
In tho day's work on tho Senate floor
the last of tho fourteen republican
reservations except thoso relating to
article ten and loaguo voting power wore
swept out of tho way and debate on tho
voting power provision won begun.
Tho four adopted related to armament,
tho economic boycott, nllcn property and
tho labor section, the latter being brought
to a loll call without a word of debate.
Until tho voting power reservation was
reached, tho Sonato worked under a
unanimous consent agreement,, proposed
by Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, tho
republican leader. limiting spsechos to
twenty minutes. Few senators spoke, how
ever, and nono used his allotted time.
Efforts to apply a limitation on discussion
of the two remaining reservations wore
blocked by objections that both probably
would meet with prolonged opposition.
Whllo tho article ten negotiations
reached a point, It was slid, where the
addition or omission of only a few words
stood In the way of an agreement, the
leaders emphasized that tho last pull
might prove the hardest and minimized
hope that enough senators to Insure
ratification would be brought Into accord.
It also was pointed out that neither Sena
tor Lodge nor Senator Hitchcock of
Nebraska, tho democratic leader, had
openly given assent to the negotiations
and that even if a bi-partisan agreement
wero reached, it might not command a
two-thirds vote.
Tho letter from President Wilson did
not reach senators until late in tho day.
and few cared to mako any public com
ment on it. Senator Hitchcock described
it as "Illuminating," Senator Lodgo de
clined to discuss It, and Senator Borah,
republican, Idaho, leader of tho Irrecon
cilable opponents of ratification, said tho
President had helped Insure tho treaty's
defeat by throwing cold water on com
promise. Democratic senators wcro quick to see,
however, that tho President did not ad
vise them to vote against ratification as
ho did last November, nor promise to put
tho treaty in a White House pigeonhole If
It were ratified with more than Interpre
tive reservations. In that rcspoet they
contrasted it with his letter to the No
vember democratic caucus, when ho sug
gested that tho treaty with the republi
can reservations bo voted down.
It also pointed out on the democratic
side that Mr. Wilson did not center his
objection on any specific form of reserva
tion, and from this hope was revived In
some quarters that he would take under
protest such a compromlso as now Is un
der negotiation.
Montpoller, March 6. In a recent ad
dress by Mrs. E. A. Ltnderholm, former
ly of Chicago, mado after she hail been
in Vermont about two months, criticism
of the Child Welfare work in tho State
occurred, and to-day at the meeting of
the Vermont Childrens" Aid society
Judge E. M. Harvey answered that por
tion ci hor address which was given to tho
criticism of the courts handling the mat
ter In a very thorough manner and de
monstrating that tho Juvenile work is
handled more from a parental point of
view than Judicial point. W. H. Jeffrey
also spoke and explained tho work which
tho State board of charities has accom
plished, which board Mrs. Llnderholm In
hor address said should be re-organlzod,
showing that In tho last, four months over
$1,000 a month has been spent by tho
State In child care and that 100 children
wero committed to tho board In 1919 and
23 In the first two months of 1920. The next
meeting will tako placo In Burlington.
Bonnlngton, March 8. An attempt this
forenoon to open traffic over the Chatham
division of tho Rutland railroad, over
which no trains have been run, failed
temporarily at least when a snow-plow
ran off tho Iron at Anthony, a small flag
station n mllo weai of Old Bennington.
The plow went off tho track twice while
passing through this village bofore plung
ing into a big drift on tho heights and
sticking fast. Tho last rollins stock to
previously pass over the road consisted
of a locomotlvo and plow which passed
thrnush here Saturday inornlnB and
which Is now stalled In a drift at Old
Chatham, N. Y and tho CO-mllo division
Is now blocked at both ends. A locomo
tive nnd cabooso loaded with yard men,
office employes and a gang of construc
tion workers, employed In bulldlnK tho
Williams garage, left hero late this nf
ternoon for Anthony to shovel out tho
stalled plow. The milk train between AI
burg and New York passes over tho Chat
ham illvlBlon but It has not been In op
oration slnco Friday morning when tho
empty cars running north wero Ultcnea
at Dorset,
St. Johnsbury, March 8. Tho St. Johns
bury & Lake Champlaln Is tho first
railroad In this section to re-establish
train service after tho storm and a mall
train started west to-night rtipcctlng to
go as far as Cambridgo Junction. Tho
Montreal-Boston through trains aro run
ning to Greenfield over tho Fltchburg
division of tho Ronton & Maino and up
tho Connecticut river lino as tho White
Mountain division Is still closed,
Brattleboro, March 8. About 100 men
and boys responded to-night to an appeal
from tho Board of Trado to holp shovel
nut tho track of tho Street Railroad com
pany, which has been frozen In since
Saturday. They opened a long stretch
of tho road on Wcstorn avenuo nnd tho
company furnished doughnuts and hot
coffee. Unless a thaw comes It will bo
Impossible to operate cars over the
wholo lino for several days, - snow
plow was derailed oik tho West River
"f-'h" Centra Vermont railroad
near Jamaica to-day, delaying tho work
of opening that line, but It Is expected
the plow will roach tho Hrattlcboro term
inal to-morrow. No train will bo run bo
foro Wednesday, Road Commissioner
C. J. Dubo finished to-day thn work of
breaking roads In all directions to tho
town lines, but beyond thoso polnfs some
of the roadu aro still under deep drlfW.
Hennlngton, March 9. Tho attempt to
open tho Chatham division of tho Rut
land railroad which has been closed to
traffic slnco Saturday only partly suc
ceeded. Shortly nftcr inld-nlght a gang
of 40 men that had been working since
late yesterday afternoon returned from
Anthony, a small flag station two miles
wost of Old Bennington, after having
cleared only about (M rods of track. This
00 rods was found burlod under four feot
of snow resting upon six Inches of Ico.
Onco tho snow was shoveled It was ne
cessary to remove tho Ice from tho rails
with picks. This forenoon two locomotives
left horn for Anthony whero tho plow stall
ed yesterday was to be picked up and
effort begun to open tho road as far na
Petersburg!) Junction, N, Y. From the
Junction to Chatham, N. Y aro many
doop and n&rrow cuts and when this por
tion of tho roAil will ho opened Is proble
matical. Tho trolley road between this
vlllasa and North Bennington partially
resumed sorvlco to-day after having bcn
tied up slnco Saturduy.
llrr.ttleboro, March 9. With tho snow
plow dcrallod and tho locomotives short
of cost tho West River branch of tho
Central Vermont railroad which sorvos
tho West River Valley from South Lon
donderry south 30 miles to Brattleboro is
finding railroading difficult elnco Satur
day's blizzard. Tho plow and englno used
on that branch wero at the northern
terminal when tho track becamo frozen.
Tho plow started for Brattleboro but
after covering a few mlloe It was de
railed and aa thore were no facilities for
putting It hack on the iron it was
pushed arldu to allow an engine and
scraper car to pass. These proceeded a
little more than half way to Brattleboro
when tho coal gavo out. A dealor hers
sent a load of coal by team to-day to
tho relief of the locomotive and an effort
is being made to socuro coal from thn
county court house at Nowfano. It to
plannjd to start a relief engine from
here to-morrow morning.
Brattleboro, March 8. Deputy Sheriff
Fred CrpFflcy to-day sold the West
Dummerston granite quarry of the
George E. Lyons Granlto company to tho
W. N. Flint Granite company of Mon-
son, Mass., on a county court execution.
The property was bid off by Attorney
H. G. Barber of this place, counsel for
the Flint company. The price was $71,000,
tho amount of a Judgment In favor of
the Flint company for money advanced
and materials furnished. The property
includes 250 acres of granite land and a
largo number of engines, derricks and
other equipment. Although tho granlto
is of excellent quality the quarry has been
operated only in a fimall way, but It Is
understood that a largo force of men will
bo put at work there.
Washington, March 8. American farm
ers aro not reducing their acreage of
oatfl because of the rapidly Increasing
use of automobiles and trucks, on tho
theory that tho horse and mule were
being made a back number, according to
a report by experts of the department of
agriculture. They have mado a special
study of the situation and say:
'Tho number of horses and mules on
farms. If decreasing, is doing so at a
rate so slow as to have little or no effect
on the oat crop. Furthermore, statistics
Bhow that American farmers aro not cut
ting down tho total oat acreage, but aro
actually Increasing It. A great number
of Amorican farmers, particularly In the
corn belt, aro Justified In making exten
sive sowings of oats each year."
Communlcablr IMarnneii In Illntrlct'.No.
1 In February Numbered S8R
St. Albans, March 8. The total number
of cases of communicable diseases re
ported to Dr. W. J. Howard, health of
ficer for district No. 1, during tho month
of February was 268, which Is a large
Increase over the month of January when
only 161 cases wero reported. Thl3 Is In
great part duo to tho fact that Influenza
has been reported In several towns in the
district, two, Milton and Hlghgate, being
under quarantine, because of tho large
numbor of cases of tho dlseaBe. There Is
pome Increase shown in tho number of
cases of whooping cough. Measles and
mumps wore on tho decline the last
month, as well as scarlet fever and
diphtheria. The number of cases of pnou
monla reported was the samo as In
January, two.
The roport In detail for the month was
as follows:
Measles, 16; chicken-pox, eight; whoop
ing cough, 69; mumps, 53; scarlet fever,
four; diphtheria, two; typhoid fever,
throe; tnlluenza, 121; pnoumonla, two.
OpenliiR of Franklin County Court to
Occur Mnrch 16
St. Albans, March 7, 1920. The opening
of March term of Fn-.nk'.ln County eourt
has been postponed frcm March 9 to 16,
and the Jury has bocn notified not to ap
pear until that dato. The pontponcmcnt
is due to the severe storm with tho re
sulting bad condition of the roads.
Bates Announces Road Dates
Montpelier, March S, B. Bates, com
missioner of highways, has announced
tho dato on which the moetlngs will ho
hold In tho State. The highway meeting
will tako placo in Bennington the same
day that tho listers' meeting occurs. Tho
list of dates follows:
Bennington county, Bennnington, Tues
day March 23; Rutland county, Rutland.
Wednesday March 24; Addison county,
Mlddlsbury, Thursday March 25; Frank
lin county, St. Albans, Tuesday March 30;
Chittenden county, Burlington, Wednes
day March 31; Grand Isle county. North
nam, inursnay April 1; Windham coun
ty, Brattleboro, Tuesday April 6; Wind
sor county, Whlto River Junction, Wed
nesday April 7; Orange county, Chelsea,
Thursday April 8; Essex county, Guild
hall, Tuesday April 13; Calodonla county,
St. Johnsbury, Wednesday April H: Or
leans county, Newport, Thursday April
15; Lamoille county, Hydo Park, Tues
day April 20; Washington county, Mont
pelier, Thursday April 22.
Davis Windsor Probate Judge
Montpelier, March 7,-Govornor P. W.
Clement has appointed Gilbert F. Davis
nn attorney In Windsor as Judgo of pro
bate for tho district of Windsor In placo
of Homer L, Skeels of Ludlow, resigned
Mr. Skeels has bcon In poor health for a
tlmo. He wan appointed about two ears
ago. Governor Clement has also appoint
ill Harvey R Klngsley of Rutland to the
board of administration of Norwich Uni
versity In place of Join, . Woodlln of
Rutland, who recently died
Invited to Address the State Re
publican Convention Which
Will Be Held at Montpelier
May 26 To Visit Burlington
General Leonard Wood, candidate for
presldont of tho United Slates on tho
republican ticket, will bo Invited to do
llver tho principal address at tho re
publican State convention, which wU
he held nt Montpelier, Wednesday, May
20, according to a decision mado at tho
meeting of tho exocutivo committee of
tho Republican Stato Convention, which
met nt tho Hotel Vermont Thursday.
Members of tho executive committee
present were: Colonel J, E. Plddock of
Bollows Falls, chairman; Collln.i M.
Graves of Bennington, secretary; M. W.
Dowey of Montpelier and Juan Robin
son of South Hero.
It was tho decision of tho meeting
Thursady that Congressman Porter It.
Dalo act as chairman of tho Republican
Stato convention, while Senator W. H.
Falrchlld of Fairfield will bo tho chair
man of the committee on resolutions, and
Judge E. W Gibson of Brattleboro will
bo secretary.
According tho plans for General Wood's
vlolt to Vermont, ho will come to Bur
lington for an ndiTrscs the day beforo
tho convontlan nt Montpollor, and may
bo the guest of tho city on tho night be
foro tho convention.
At this convention, eight delegates and
eight alternates will ho ulected to tho
national rjpubllean convention.
Intemnttounl .lend Swindler Drink
Potsou when Arrested
Now York, March 5. Antoinette Bonner,
who acquired tho International sobriquet
of "Tho Diamond Queen" when sho was
brought back from ' Paris In 1914 with
Joseph B. Klsllnger to face charges of
largo Jewelry thefts In New York, ended
her life dramatically to-day by drinking
poison as sho was being placed under
arrest In Klsllnger's office here, charged
with theft of diamonds valued at $2,000.
"You'll never tako me alive!" sho cried
as she snatched a poison phial from hor
hand bag and swallowed the contents.
Klsllnger was arrested on a charge of
acting in concert with the woman In tho
theft of diamonds from a New York con
cern and was held In $1,000 ball for ex
amination on Thursday.
In Miss Bonner's hand bag the police
found uncut diamonds valued at $30,000
beslds several hundred dollars In cash.
"Tho Diamond Queen" appeared In the
down town Jewelry district as far back
as 1911, first buying "on memorandum"
diamonds and other gems which she In
formed the merchants werp to be sold to
"select customers In society." Sho after
ward got to be known In the trade as
"Miss Amethyst" and enjoyed a large
acquaintance. On her first visits to the
district she showed credentials from dia
mond merchants In Paris and Rotterdam,
and In a fow months credit of thousands
of dollars worth of Jewelry had been
Tho police got on tho trail of the
woman when a Maiden Lane Jewel
broker was arrested charged with fall
ing to return jewols sold to him on
memorandum. Tho broker proved he
had given tho Jewels to Miss Bonner
and her partner. Search for them show
ed they had disappeared.
"The Diamond Queen" left New
York hastily In October 1913 and after
her departure, merchants In the Maiden
Lano district reported to the police
that they missed about $200,000 worth
of diamonds. A detective from here
trailed them to Paris, then to Budapest
and back again to Paris, where they
were arrested.
nrougni 10 now vork Doth were
acquitted. Further charges wero pro
ferrcd against tho woman by tho dls
irici attorney nut tne case never
was brought to trial.
Berlin, March 7. (By tho Associated
Press) Tho fashionable Adlon Hotel
dining room was the scene of a rough
and tumble fight last night between Prince
Joachim Albrect of Prussia a cousin of
tho former German Emperor and his
guests, and Captains Klein and Rough
vln and Madam Klein, members of tho
French mission. The hostilities wore duo
to tho French people refusing to stand
while the orchestra was playing "Deut
schlnnd Uber Allies."
Joachim and Mi friends hurled candles,
crockory and other things nt tho French
party, and Captain Roughovln was beat
en and had his clothes torn. Captain
Klein was escorted out of tho dining
room by waiters, who defended him.
Tho episode apparently was planned by
Joachim, who has tho reputation of be
ing a pan-acrman extremist. It Is said
ho has been virtually barred from othor
hotels of Berlin where ho has attempted
similar outbreaks against foreigners.
Many members of tho foreign commls.
slons In Berlin live nt the Adlon, nnd
Joachim recently has been appcnrlng there
nightly, wearing his Iron r:oss and or
dering the orchestra to play "Deutsch
land Uber Allies," Two former military
officers, Baron Von Platon nnd Herr
Grlobol accompanied Joachim last night.
A majority of the guests In tho dining
room roso when the orchestra started tho
air, and Joachim's party began to hurl
bottles and other missiles at tho table
whoro a French party were seated when
their failed to rise. Tho waiters got
Madamo Klein out of tho room during
tho melee, but tho Germans knocked ono
of tho waiters senseless with a chair.
Montpelier, March E. Did Topsham hold
a legal town meeting Is tho question that
attorneys In Montpoller havo been asked
to decide. Selectman Hlght of West Top.
sham was In the city to-day relative to
the matter. It appears there aro about
1R5 voters in tho town and It was general
ly understood that owing to Influenza
tho town meeting would not take placo
so that only about 20 voters wero present.
It was callod to order In tho morning
and then an adjournment took place un
til ono o'clock' In tho nf ternoon, when a
Mr. Fox was elected moderator and th
meeting was conducted.
Montpelier, Mnrch 7. Mrs. Rcglna
Leonard and Mrs. Rosa Agostlnl nf South
Ilyegate, who wero nrrestcd on the charge
of Illegal handling of intoxicating liquor
under tho federal regulations, havo been
able to secure hall and havo gone lo
their homes, They were arresteij by
G. F Lackey, deputy I'nited States
mars lal, and wero brought before H r.
Uliurtlcff, commissioner, waiving exam
inatlon ami woro bound over to for hoar.
- V
Ing at a later date. Recently, each of
them paid fines of $300 under the statute!)
of Vermont following a raid by tho Cale
donia county officers. Tho federal action
Is based on tho results of tho Stato ac
tion. "
BUDGET IS $336,777,572
Vermont Chnrchcn to Ilnlp Share- of
Vnut Sunt for Religion Work
Mlddlebury. March 9. Thn campaign
budgot of tho Inter-Church World Move
ment for 1920 has been set at $336,777,572
for tho 30 denominations nnd 182 boards,
other organizations and objects In co
operation In tho movement. Of this total,
$175,448.31 Is to bo paid this year.
This great sum Is divided roughly under
seven gcnoral headings, as follows: For
eign missions, J107.661.4S8j homo missions,
$109,949,037; American education, $78,837,431;
American religious education, $n,93l,B2.;
American hospitals nnd homes, $.1,116,46.1;
American ministerial pensions and rcllof,
$20,510,299; miscellaneous, $8,770,927.
In presenting tho figures for the board
of review, Professor Do Witt Burton of
tho University of Chicago told tho execu
tive commltteo that every posslblo dollar
had been squeezed out of tho I BPjrw t.omicctlcut and Thomas Jeffe'rson Boyn
submitted by the various denomination of no8toll) (llstHct B for M3.
and that tho final totals did not Include
manv Items which had been suggested
originally, but eliminated aa unessential
this year.
Tho 30 co-operating denominations In
clude tho following Vermont churches and
the denominational budgets arc: Advent
Christian, $33,000; Northern Baptist Con
vention, $130,533,000; Christian Church.
$727,693; Congrogatlonal, $16,508,470; Metho
dist Episcopal, $34,48.1,737 (of which $21.
000,000 already has beon subscribed In tho
centenary movement); United Presby
terian Church, $31,977,417.
Besides the denominations and hoards,
provisions Is mado for 28 hospitals and
homes In addition to 9.1 Indorsed for In
clusion In local denominational budgets.
Tho budget alBO Includes the Stato organ
izations of most of tho denominations,
nnd In some cases tho city organizations.
IN $20,000 SUIT
Brattleboro, March 9. William W. Lll
ley of Bellows Falls and his wife, Fanny
Lllley, who Is assistant librarian In the
Bellows Falls Public library to-day fllpd
suits aggregating $20,000 In tho Windham
county clerk's office here against Stephen
Burgess of Cavendish. They claim that
by reason of careless driving. Mr. Burgess
ran his automobile Into a car occupied by
the plaintiffs near the Old Rockingham
meotlng Iioubo last November, tho car
being wrocked and Mrs. Lllley thrown
out on her head Injuring her spine.
Mr. Lllley sues for $3,000 and his wlfo
for $15,000, through Attorneys T. E.
O'Brien of Bellows Falls and E. W. Gib
son of this place.
Flu Prevented Meeting In I.nndgrove,
The t ford nml Ilelvldcre
Montpelier, March 9. Secretary Black
has received a report from the town clerk
of Landgrove that no meeting was held
In that town because of Influenza, mak
ing three towns, Thotford and Belvldore,
in addition to Landgrove, where meotlngB
were not held. In Willlamstown the vote
on license was taken, but no business
Harry A. Black has received from the
town clerk of Stowe tho completed re
port of tho license voto In that town.
Last week the report of 147 to 22 on drug
gist license was made and this morning
ho received the report on tho general li
cense question which was also In favor
of license by a vote of 114 to 21. An in
vestigation may be made to ascertain
why the earlier report was not correct.
J. Crmvrll, II rowli Tvrlrlrr, Holds
A. E. F. Grenade Throw necord
Mlddlebury, March 9. Mlnot J. Crow
ell, "Cap" Crowell, star twlrler of
Brown nines In 1914-16, and later with
tho Baltimore Orioles and the Phila
delphia Athletics has beon engaged to
coach tho baseball nine at Mlddlebury
College this spring.
Crowell wns one of tho most popular
athletes ever developed at Brown and
played on both the varsity baseball
and football teams.
The day following America's declara
tion of war ho enlisted In the Rhode
Island cavalry, later securing a com
mission as second lieutenant. Ho
served with this organization through
out the war, returning as captain,
Whllo in France he made the record
for the longest throw of the hand
grenado of any man in the A. E. P.,
the distance being 79 metres.
Montpelier March 5. Tho Spring Valley
Cheose company of Mlddletown Springs
has died articles of association In the
office of secretary of State for the pur
pose of conducting a creamery business
in Mlddletown Springs. The capital
stock la $3,000 while tho papers aro signed
by A. W. Gardner, Q. A. Norton, J. P.
Whitman, W. S. Gray, G. A. Taylor, L.
W. Matthews and James Dudley.
Brattloboro, March 4. Nlnoty-slx head
of Berkshire hogs and pigs were sold at
auction hero yesterday nfternoon under
tho auspices of tho Eastern Berkshire
Congress. Tho largest buyer was L. E.
Fro3t of Chicago, editor of tho Berk
shire World, who bought 21 head for the
Gossard's breeding estate of Martinsville,
Ind. The highest price was $32.1 for a sow
a year and a half old bought by the Hood
farm, Lowell, Mass., from a consignment
from Wendover farm, Bcrnardsvlllc, N.
J. At the annual meeting of the congress
P. D. Elliott of Greenwich, Conn., was
elected president and a sliver loving cup
was presented to tho retiring president,
Lester II. Ortlzo of Hernardsvlllo. Wil
liam H. McKce of PIttsfleld, Mass., was
elected secretary and treasurer.
Washington, March 7. A clash on the
floor of tho Houso between Representative
Frcar nnd Representative Garrett as tho
climax of a four-hour discussion on the
alleged failure of tho aviation program
was narrowly averted to-day. When Mr.
Fraor declared that a statement mode
by Mr. Garrett had "not the shadow of
truth In It." tho latter etarted down the
aisle toward Mr. Fraor. domandlng that
the charge be taken down in the records.
Republican and democratic members hur
ried toward the well of the House, whore
Mr. Fraor stood, and tho affair wns
smoothed over, though Mr. Garrett angrily
exclaimed, "I do not Intend to stand for
the statement that 1 uttered an untruth "
Washington, Mnrch 4. Population sta
tistics of the 14th census Issued today
Include : Peoria, Ills, 76,121. an Increase
of 9,171, or 13.7 percent over 1910.
Bloomlngton, III., Increase 2,870.
or 11.1 percent.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 43,563, Increase 12,
755, or' 38,9 percent.
Ueaumont, Tox 35.351, Increase, 11,711,
or 71,3 percent.
Bcllevue, Ky 7, 379, Increase C9ii, or
10.1 percent.
You get a spiifo of the busy store first
through readln Its advertising which
has that IiubIiicsii bring to It, carrying
I tialcsmanshlp In its every paragraph.
Prominent Vermont Democrats
Gather at Sherwood lo Hear
Speakers Laud United States
Attorney General
A boom for Attorney Oeneral Palmer
as the democratic camlldalo for tho pres
idency was launched Thursday at tho
Sherwood hotel nt a dinner, given by thn
Hon. llarland B. Howe, United s'tatxa
Judge, V. A. Billiard, district attorney,
and James U. Kennedy, collector of In
ternal revenue. Thomas J. Sprllacy of
Hartford, Conn., assistant to the attorney
rrnliirl f flfrwl fnrmiiM itlutvlfli lu
sachusctts, woro tho principal speakers,
and both extolled the t-ervlcpp of the at
tornoy general.
Mr. Bullard acted S3 tnastmaster at the
dinner, which was attended by about 33
of the leading democrats of tho State He
Introduced his former schoolmate, Mr.
Boynton, as tho first speaker. Tio district
attorney In thn neighboring State waa a
Lamoille county hoy.
Mr. Boynton paid a high tribute to the
President of the United States in open
ing. When tho Democratic party ramo
Into power," ho said, "a half dozen men
In New York, as they had often done,
could produce a panic. The Wilson admin
istration forced tho federal rerve act
on the statute book and all this reaeed.
So long as this law Is allowed to operato
no panlo can exist. Another great law was
tho selective service net. In th war of
tho rebellion $300 purchased a substitute.
Under n democratic administration, any
man fit for service was obliged to reg
ister. Thus tho rich man and the poor
man met even-handed Justice. War leave.i
troubles In Its trail, it Is a tlmo when
anarchy nnd treason raise their heads,
allons mako disturbances and create dis
content and odvocalo tho overthrow of
our country by violence. If allowed to go
unrestrained they will succeed. Tho at
torney general following the May day
riots of last year, came nHr to murder
at their hands but they are being gath
ered up nnd sent home.
"Free speech and freedom of the press
never authorized sedition and blasphemy."
Touching upon the matter of policies, Mr.
Boynton gavo an account of the present
head of the department of justice, Mr.
Palmer, classing him as entirely safe
"His record as alien property custodian
and attorney general Is a credit lo the
country," he declared. Other candidates
wcro mentioned as presidential timbr but
to Mr. Boynton's mind, Mr. Palmer was
the ideal candidate.
Sir. Spcllacy. being Introduced said:
"One yoar from to-night we shall havo
had a new president Inaugurated, suc
ceeding tho greatest national executive
since Washington and Lincoln. To-night
Is tho time to don anew the armor of our
former fighting days and placo again a
democrat In tho Whlto House. Let us not
bo speakers but doers." The speaker
urged his heartrs to look not upon the
water that has passed but to unite in thn
cause of electing a sterling character to
succeed our noble president. All the demo
crats named as cllgiblo for thn coming
election received at the speaker's hands
the highest praise but A. Mitchell Palmer,
the present attorney general, was ranked
high above them. Mr. Spellacy reviewed
the executive achievements of Attorney
General Palmer as alien property cus
todian, denoting his office as the strong
right arm of the war department. "When
his work here was accomplished, Presi
dent Wilson named him as head of the
department of Justice, where ho favors
nono and persecutes no one. Such a man,
n lighting militant democrat, asks openly
the nomination to the highest office in
the gift of tho American people."
A rising vote of thanks was tendered
the guests of the evening, after which
there was an informal discussion of the
merits of the different possibilities for
the presidency.
Those present were::
Thomas J. Spellacy, assistant to at
torney general; Thomas J. Royntoa,
district attorney for Massachusetts;
United States Judge Harland B. Howe;
collector of internal revenue, James E.
Kennedy; District Attorney Vernon A.
Bullard; Henry Conlin, clerk of United
States court; Deputy Collector George
W. Burleson of St. Albans; Collector of
Customs Herbert C. Comings of St. Al
bans; Postmaster James E. Burke;
Capt. Burkp, local revenue officer;
John J. Enrlght, United States Com
missioner; Postmaster E. S. Harris of
Bennington; Postmaster C. L. Gates
and Bert Small of Morrlsvlllo; Howard
Shaw of Stowe; United States Marshal
Arthur P. Carpenter of Brattleboro;
Mayor-elect Harry C. Shurtleff of Mont
pelier, United States commissioner; M.
G. Leary, referee In bankruptcy Mayor
J. Holmes Jackson; Park H. Pollard of
Proctorville; Dr. W. B. Mayo of North
field; Harry W. Witters of St. Johns
bury; George R. Stnckpolo of Wlnooski;
George Tilden of Bnrro; Harold Mc
Mahou of Stowo; Oeorgo Tracey of
Grand Isle; Postmaster Frank H.
Clarko of Windsor: Postmaster P. C.
Dodgo of Randolph: Postmaster H. O.
Blxby of Chelsea; T. B. Wright: J. J.
Thompson of St. Albans; Fred H. Pierce
and II. A. Pond of Enosburg.
Montpelier, Mnrch 7, The following di
vorce cases have been filed in Washing
ton county court; Mary Beltrami vs.
Peter Beltrami; A. C Perry vs. Ethel D.
Perry; Rena Duffy vs. Cecil Duffy; Clara
LaFever vs. William C LaFever; Carlo
Blanch! vs. Carolina Blanch!; and Car
olina Blanchl vs. Carlo Blanchl; Nellie
O. Hnrt vs, Burton Hart; Mary Sprague
vs. Frank Sprague; Mary E. Martin vs.
Wilbur Martin; Jack Anderson vs. Johan
na Anderson; Ablgal A. Bruce vs. Harry
II. Bruco and Abble I). Emery vs. Ar
thur A. Emery.
Montpelier, March 7. Tho Workman's
Progrcsblvo association of St. Albans has
llled with the becretnry of State a cer
tificate that It proposes to Issue $5,0X In
stock and that of that bum there has boen
$3005 paid up.
Montpelier, March . The reports re.
celved to tho secretury of State's office
this afternoon showed that nf tho 161
towns In tho Stato that had reported to
that otllro 89 had voted for llcenbe whllo
5 had voted against It.
Washington, March 8. Population statis.
tics for 1920 announced lo-dny by the
census bureau Included: Lewlston, Me.,
31,707, an Increase of 5,160, or 20.8 per
cent. Everett, Wash., 27.614, an Increasa
nf 2,800, or U..1 per cent. Ottumwa, la,
11,003," an Increase of 991, or 4.5 per cent
over 1910.
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