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VOL. VIC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXVI. BURLINGTON. VERMONT. THURSDAY. MARCH 25, 1920. NUMBER 39 RUN SEEMS NORMAL AGAIN wspapers Are Reappearing r- . r no .WBonnrs a tienrinp : 4 ,.F 41.,. 1.,1..4! r... Iip S rente - . c resumed ?'ork. Poad sweepers were removing a iorinlght's collection of l.o Knppltts ur.il others connected with j short-ll.Vil revolution, train-men were i np i :v inioir.-! rnr nil moron.",, n ! rfiy. a !T(efK the Divisional cehsutton I ooyr.lry !? riot, yo known hero. Hf-rr i 111. Ni fhV.i.hi At.rt 1 mrtnc - I nimn U. i .nt vpnsHenlativos o? the sovlot jtorHfiip In various ioa'iik, r.nd, i . .1... t 4 .1 1 !....... n. I n iruri'i I'Wdu f utjiv niiu i.ni min or. 24 h ultra notice n inni inn 1 1 "tin;! '-n i-ii pr nv iv :i nil his followers Is onormoun and that utmost efforts will be needed to m:ko uuu. ERECT CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH J. HniTy Eslcy a house and lot nd- etyi $11,11'"'. iiimu u jjiuiin tui uic of the property have not been work out, It it- probable tnat a unnstian The scientists here have occupied rters on the second floor of the Liner- building on Elliott street several a. CONGREGATIONAL Ml f l,KMl r, A r III I i I I I k i ...i.ti. i t, ..t.i I .-. ttleboro April 11 to 13, met hro this . .i. t- i -. t... of RurllnKton. TIiIh being the tor- ' 1 1. ,1 1 , 1 tin fnf t U A eral theme, "The Place of the Pilgrim 11 iilHJ I 11111 111 . II11IIIK l l'Ml.,-UUll' tTtU . ..-til li..iTlir3A tl-i.t I'nt. snytrnnn. ' nurcn in rrw mrw, Dr. CornMltiB II. r.ittnn of Hontnn, forctavy of tlio American boaid. the How Dr. Frank 1. Goodspcod of re. THREE DUAL MEETS tllohitrr Colllrirr 'I puck 'IVnm'K ."olirdlili- tlrelt" 1ll' 1 Iddlebury, March 21. Tim Mirtdlebury 'epe track Fcherlnle was announced Iny by Miin.m'r A. ft. Mltsse. It callH three diiiii invctH, two of which will held here. present ntiveis will also he sent to the tern and Xtw KtiKland IntercolleKl . Tho rnlvcrslty of Vermont will be on the cinder path for tho first time e 1!UG when Mlddlehury came out Vic- ous. The scheltilc follows: ay 1- St. Lnwronre r't Mlddlehury; v S. Kusteru Intcrcollctriatps at Sprlns- 1; Mil) 11, Vermont at Mlddlehury; w HtiBland and IntcrcolleKl- t at Hoston; May IV, II. Tt. I. at Troy. I 1t ni.niHI ililtl!. WARDROBES COSTLY ntlaiid. March 21 The uivd robes tho Klrls In the hiBher classes of grammar department of the Rut- d public schools eo.it flOO to ?200 the present time, tin- former flfturo np a very low one. With a view to Inpr to girls of 111 and 13 years old, onse of the value of money thiouBh object lesson as to tho sacrificed ir parents mako In clothlnir then Orar i' Vood. t.-acher of dom,. srl"!in i.i:cted th- p'rls of tho th ci aula ' or.o nchTol s a fair ;pl s -id hl thein taJce an in'-en- y of 'heit' .eioiuvl'.S'. Ai; Klnoa of ar.nr apparel wen Included and of te. clrls' 1'nts totaled over and silk KowriJ at various nlrh c wim not unoonmon. tv. r nv I'AiRiiA ivks RESniENCE IS SOLD t, Jo'iiubury, March 24. Tho largest 1 e8ta' deal her,-"- for yearn was an mcefl t i-day In tho purchase of Ptne- ,k. in c,v .(i.iiiv vuu.in inn itiiafti phihih the la'e Governor Horaro Fairbanks l nu ,,,, iifi, v niM irmntifi;iiTpnir . The ntnrhaserHWereGllmii.il Hroihnr thin place and tho price was 3G,0i), iii.ii, iii.iiiji! ,,i an nii(;iriMi cosi, j no heart of tho village with one of the at unim-tu-en in iuwn ana neaututll ueiin mill hiiiiiuun. .HlfH Wlliarn IB travelling In tho Orient. Tho pur- itcio nuvc iiul .iimmmceu ineir luture ns. CHESTER HOTEL llrrton Corporation iliui HiMl.ooo rapt tnl Stock ontnoiier. aiarcn S4, Tho ru erton tel, Inc., of Chester has filed articles association for tho purpose of conduct- it iiiiiut ill iiitmui. i ii,,ii uaiiiiai ruui K $50,000, wlillo tho papers aro signed by G, Wiley. Frank W. Adams. L. A. Car- II. Austin. 'He Cornor Garage, Inc., of SI. Johns- .y nun iiidu it d iuii.niu ,11.11. 11 nun n nn s l 11 or us rnnini nmi 1. WANT INCREASE nndry Worker l.'nlixi nt Ilnrre Second 25 IVr Cent lUilso lontpeller, March 24. Tho Laundry ners of tho steam laundry for an In- aaa 01 imr inn uvcr wieir present ary. They wcro given a, 25 per cent reu lact October. INDUSTRIAL VERMONT IS HARTNESS PROGRAM Springfield Candidate Would Solve State's Mon ey Problems by Creating More Revenue Through Increased Values Which Would Re sult in Lesser Taxation He would Make a Greater Industrial - and Agricultural Ver mont Stands Squarely in Favor of Woman's Suffrage His Statement a Plan of Progress. Springfield, March 24. James Hartness, republican can didate for the nomination of governor, gave out his initial statement to the voters of the State this evening. It describes a plan of far-reaching effect to make Vermont a greater State industrially and agriculturally. Mr. Hartness comes direct ly to the point in treating the subjects he believes to be of vi tal interest to Veimont and the people. He stands squarely out in favor of woman's suffrage. That the statement, as a whole, is new in thought and rovsals a desire to aid in boost ing the State into greater prosperity is clear and conclusive. The statement follows : I bellcvo In Vermont. I believe thero Is a great fu'.ure for oi.r State. I believe it can be realized by provlairyr homo opportunities for Vorv.iotitors. J believe that tho Sims spirit ana energy that his be'n successfully dis played by Vrtrmontors In agriculture, dairying, and various other Stale suc cesses, can be displayed In other desir able industries providing we conduct a drive for Industrial plant cultuie to awaken Interest and activity. Salient Features of the Hart ness Statement An Intensive plan of Industrial de velopment that I'Hm Vermont 1'MtH Vermontrr I'll ntnrnl l.nn I'Kh Agriculture And will result in 5rter Income for Vermont f.rrnter Income for Vermonters fJrcnter Otportunltlcs for Ver- niontem Ilettrr I.ocul MnrketK letter HlKhvruyn for All Morr People VI1I Come to Ver mont A'rrmtmt Uorn Will Star In Ver mont Vermont Money Will Stay In Ver mont Other Money Will Come to Ver mont While there Is great need of more money for bettor highways to Increase tho transportation facilities of our farms, more money for both building new road beds and for maintenance, more money for agricultural support, for better schools and many other very urgent needs, we aro face to face with tho fact that our present State tax of 40 cents, and our local taxes are unbearably high, and even now do not provide adequate revenue. We can accomplish much In refining our business methods and In watching expenditures, but that will not make nmteriul change In the conditions that confront us The plan of progress for Vermont great ly inci eases the income without increas ing the tax rate. II utilizes out latent energies It Is already operating In a few spots in Vermont, but thus fnr there has been no State spirit for spreading Its In fluence. It has merely grown through activity of local workers. It H now proposed to inject this scheme of industrial plant culture Into this cam palgn because It Is the only way. It Is the best way, it is the big way to solve our problems. One example of Its working Is found In the machine tool Industries that have grown from a single plant that brought $;:0,(KiO per year Into tho State In 'S3 to six plants that brought about $10,000,000 last year. The six plants aro all prosperous soul filled with young, enthusiastic people who are competent to start other plants. ! Xeai ly all of this sum conies into Vor, iiiont iind is Invested here. There hn:i been demonstrated here in the last thirty years a plan of indsutrial Plant culture that can be extended. f bellcvo that millions of dollars of our savlniih Institution:) will find their way ba-1: Into Vermont when wo demonstrate the safety of Vemont investments. TMs plan is In harmony with tho prime need of agriculture, for It draws greater population into tho Stato and increases thu homo market. It lialajices tho Plate's activities to th" benellt of all. Vermonters have been migrating to other States becuuse our Stato haa not oftjred good opportunities. It Is not proposed, to neglect the im mediate need of our State whllo sotting In motion the big plan. We krow that there should be Increased support for agriculture! education. In cluding adequate aid for tho Stato Col lege of Agriculture and Experiment Station, ro that these Institutions may increasingly meet the needs of the f,i rniers. Tliero should be an organization of farmers co-operative associations for standardization nnd marketing of Ver mont's agricultural products, so that they may bo marketed at tho lowest posslhlo expenso and to the best advantage. Assistance should bo given to tho farmer In control of livestock dlsenFes, especially tuberculosis, so that the losses mnjhe reduced to the minimum, Thero should be a Unking up of the agricultural and Industrial Interests, '. pot . but only to Increase tho homo market to make available enormous sums for highway construction and maintenance, for It is tho cross roads ns well us the trunk lines that are essential to connect the fann and tho market, Tho children of the countryside are ttie best timber for the- future character of Vermont, They must havo the best educational and other opportunities. Water power development goes auto-1 matlcally forward with Industrial development. The many valuablo sites for power plants will be set to work to provide light, heat and power for Ver mont. Tho modern system of high tension power transmission Is gradually extend ing over thn Stato. Power Is now distributed over many towns where tho coal tiucstlon would otherwise havo been mora serious. .TAMT.S TIAKTVESS Reforestratlon forms a natural part of the water power development, and keeps more of Vermont soil and sunshlno earn ing for Vermonters. OUR AVAR VETERANS From time Immemorial tho defenders of the home have been rightly given first placo in our hearts and esteem. We were deeply stirred by the heorlc spirit displayed by our men and their families in responding to tho duty to fight In a life and death struggle against an enemy of unknown strength. No matter how much we may pralso the worthy worker who produces tho shelter, the clothing and the food for the protection and subsistence of tho family, thero is something thnt makes our hearts Bwell when we think of those who have offered their lives to tho scrvlco of de fending the country. We find many of these men who have been in the war service now returned to civil life. If wo aro losing any of that deep sense of admiration, of esteem, of all that Is best in hero worship in the human heart, thero Is something funda mentally wrong with our scheme of life. Tho welfare of our ponplo depends on our continued expression of regard, pro tection, interest in and love for the men who offered their all In tho defenso of their homes, their State, their country and civilization. The protection of our homes by the lighters must 1! backed up by true Americanism In the hearts of us all If we are to fully protect ourselves from the insidious internal enemies oT society. THE WORKERS The defenders of our homes must rank first, but second only to the defenders come the producers of the necessities of Ufo and those who co-oporato In some essential way with the producers. ' irst or these aro tho mothers who WOIk i rnr nf ,h ,,, ,,, ..... who always hear the hardest part of I war and ponce burdens The workers' Intel ests are very many, ranging as ihey do from activities In the home; the store, that serves a useful purpose as a distributor; tho actual pro ducer of food, clothing, nnd shelter; In our great transportation system, and In our Industries, There, must he the keenest Interest In the opportunities of tho worker. There Is no greater menace to our civ ilization than the misunderstanding that Is altogether too rommon between the so-called capitalist and the worker. Any plan of progress that falls to reeognlzo tho worker's interest as second only to th defenders of our homo Is sure to be fundamentally wrong. This part of the plan Is too big to state In this preliminary statement. Perhaps my Intentions may bo Judged from tho fact that, as a manufacturer, I havo not Joined oiRiinlzatlons that were created to combat tho labor organizations, and I have kept In advance of tho drift to ward shorter hours, leading first from ten hours to nine nearly twenty ago, and for a mnnlier of yours ran on tho freo Saturday afternoon basis and now on tho eight hour basis, Thero can he no progress fnr Vermont that does not fit tho workers' Interests, EQUAL SUFFRAGE The question of woman's suffrage is prominently In the public mind at pres ent. My conviction s that this country and this State belong as much to the women as to the mop; that the future of the Stato and nation, which Ir tho future of our sons and daughters, Is of as much Intimate concern to the mothers ns to tho fathers. I bellxve thero should be no more distinction of sex than there Is of creed nnd that there should be timely amending nf our federal constitution in tills regard. The isth amendment to the Federal ouslltutlon and tho enforcement net .,hKn l om.,, , ,.,i. ,.,.. ..... ' i-nited Stiitc s, f.;,, When this whole matter Is cleared up it will ho the tlmo for a definite state ment. It Is my purpose to uso tho publicity of tho campaign for tho Industrial ad vancement of Vermont and Vermonters and I hope tJicluby to eliminate aomo of (Continued on vase four L GETTING MIXED Capt. Laning Criticizes War Time Navy and Is Then Shown One of His Own Letters to Refute Testimony Washington, March 2-1. After Captain Harris Laning, formor assistant chief of navigation, had told the Sonato commit tee Investigating the SIms-Danlels row to-day that the navy had boon without a comprehensive plan for tho war mid that chao virtually oxlsted, h'cr.ator Trammel!, domocrat, of Florida, con fronted tho captain with a letter ho had written to Admiral Slma on August is, 1!)1S, saying he was "not ronv'r.cod" that tho Hnroau of Operations "had erred In Its general plars" nnd saying also thnt had soino of Sims' rocommendat'ons bo adopted they would have been "disas trous." Senator Tramniell contended that Inn mg's letter wan a complete contradiction of soino of tho Sims charge am! also soma of tho charges In Lanlng's state ment of to-day, but the captain con tended his letter referred to a period In the war later than that Involved In the chargos by Admiral Sims, One part of tho Laning letter said: "Over thero you give us tho dovll be- caucu we don't do all that you want us to do. You fel we are failing you. Does It help the moralo over thero or over here to do that? Criticism Is easy and : Just criticism beneficial, but thero Is noth Ing more lowering to the morale than un just criticism and criticism made with- i out full knowledge and thought is apt to by unjust." ' Washington, March 24. Not only i was tho navy department without a comprehensive plan for naval partlcl- i patlon In a war when the United NAVA INQUIRY States severed rclatons with Germany, I returned to New York city after a month but Secretary Daniels disapproved the, In town. Edward Sowe, who carried on general plan drawn up by the bureau! a farm In Weybrldge during the Inst of operations and submitted In March yenr, has closed his connection In that 1317, Captain Harris Laning, former town nnd Is now making a short visit to assistant chief of navigation to-day J friends In East Mlddlehury. He will re told the Senate Investigating com- turn to his former home In Lincoln, where mlttee. As the result of this alleged lack of preparation, tho witness said the navy department virtually was in a state of chaos tho day the United States do clarcd war. "Personal characteristics," of Secre tary Daniels often made It Impossible to obtain approval of Important plans week for an alleged assault upon Mr. St. and policies, Captain Laning assorted, Dennis, and who has been out on ball since as tho personal Interest taken by him Friday, was In Addlsoncounty court Tucs In minor affatra "occupied so much day and piended guilty tu the charge and time that ho never had much left to was fined and costs of $0.60. making give us for really important problems." a total of $3t.G0. He paid and was dlscharg- Captaln "Laning testified that at tho d. time was waa declared thero wan not ! The friends and neighbors of a sufficient reserve of 14-inch shells to refill the magazines of he dread noughts. DEFENDANTS WIN IMoof Lone $S0,O0O Salt for llitx bnnd's Denth Albans, March St. Judgment for St. the defendants was the entry made In tho case of Mrs. Alma Ploof of RlchfordJ as administratrix of the estate of her, worked tho patriarchal degreo on a class husband, Georgo Ploof, against tho Ver-of candidates Monday evening. There was mont & Quebec Power corporation and a good attendant e. Mrs. Alice Hurlburt. the Sweat Comings company, following who was called hero by the death of her a conference of the attomoys In the case sister. Miss Ida Turner, hns returned to this afternoon iShelbunie. She was accompanied by her Trial of the case was begun In Frank- Iln county court Monday afternoon. The i plaintiff sought damages of 520,000 for the death of her husband while repairing a line of the Vermont & Quebec corpora tion. Following arguments on motion for a verdict for tho defendants the mo tions were overruled by Judge Sherman R. Moulton this morning and a recess was taken to Thursday morning awaiting tho arrival of additional records to be presented as evidence. The writ of com plaint alleged negligence on the part of the companies In allowing the lino to be come electrified whllo the man was at work. The line could be electrified at one end at Stevens Mills by the Vermont & Quebec corporation or at the other end by the Sweat" Comings company. Elmer Johnson and A. B. Rowley appeared for the plaintiff and J. G. Sargent and M. II. Alexander for the defendants. CORPORATIONS PAY FEES Hunks nntl Insurance Co.' JIntr l'nld to Date KI.S21.74l.nn Montpeller, March 24. Corporations including bank institutions have boon paying their annual and semi-annual fees of late. The trust companies, sav ings hanks and insurance companies havo paid their fees to the Stato treas urer for the semi-annual period end ing November 1, 1D20. Tho present sums paid amount to Jl, 221, 744, 69, Tho corporations havo also paid their license fees for the period ending February 1, 1020. Theso were due In that month, but as usual they drifted along Into March and to tho present time $41,236.38 has been paid to the State treasurer. Probation Work Montpeller, March 21. f?liarle A. Smith, field deputy State probation of ficer, has just returned from a throe week' tour of visits to prubatlonets and itarolers for the board of chari ties and probation. He reports to Stato Probation Officer Jeffrey that ho visit ed about 129 men who have been parol ed from tho prisons or placed upon probation by the courts. He reports every man working, and no man earn ing loss than $1S a week, and from that up to fIS.riO. IIP visited many of the homes of theso men nnd In nearly all of them found satisfactory condi tions, DEATH OF W. H. RIDDLE Rutland. March 24. William H. Rid die, a retired lumber dealer mid former Vermonter. died at his home nt Brookllno, Mass., Monday, aged .18 yejirs. Mr- Rlddlo was for some yearn manager of tho Silas L. Griffith's lum ber Interests at Dauby, one of tho largest concerns of thn kind In the State, JIo was born In Tennesson and was with R. I)un & -' Mercan tile Agency. In Washington, I). C bo foro coming to Vermont 25 years ago. After leaving thn Griffith Interests ho conducted a lumber business of his own with holding I" tllls State and In Maine. Mr. Rlddlo Is mirvivud by his wife, Jennie Griffith Riddle, and u, eon, drlfflth Illdule, of Urookllno, HAPPENINGS IN VERMuis THE NEWS Addison County MIDDLEBURY Mrs. I, W. Turner and MIbh Christine Dllllngs have returned after a brief visit In rroctor. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Clifford have returned to Hohoken, N. ,T after spending several weeks hero with rolntlvcs.-Mrs. Ooorgo Dotighorthy has returned from Shorcham. whero sho has been visiting her mother. Mrs. Harriet Tyrel.-Mr. nnd Mrs. Carlton Dooloy have returned to Saybrooko, Conn., after two months In town. Miss Marjorle Dol.avel has returned to Springfield, Mass., nfter three weeks' visit here H. L. Barrows who lias boon with Floyd Keeso hero for five years, will return soon to his homo In New Haven and carry on his farm there, the coming season. Mrs. M. D. Smith In reported dangerously 111 at Pelhnm, N, Y. Mrs. Smith Is tho wife of Dr. M. D. Smith, a former well known modlrnl practitioner In Addison county, and Is a sister of Mrs. Harvey Taylor of West Cornwall. The Rev. Rockwell Harmon Potter. I), r of Hartford, Conn., preached tho discourse Sunday evening nt tho weekly union prayer-nvetlng, which was held at the Memorial Baptist Church. There wns a good-sized congregation In attend ance, made up from representatives of the various Protestant Churches In town. The Misses Florence and Mesella Austin havo returned to Bellows Falls after sev c'U weeks In this vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. William T. Hancock have returned to Ellenburg, N. Y., after a month In Mlddlehury. MIsh Muriel Piper of East Mlddlehury, who has been teaching school In Shorehnm, had to doso her school on account of Illness and was operated on for appendicitis at the Mary Fletcher hospital Tuesday. Miss Piper Is setting ilong favorably. It Is understood. Mr. and Mrs. Franclfl L. Duncan have re turned to Providence, R. I., nfter three weeks here. John MacCormack haa started on his return to Denver, Colo., after a three weeks' stay In town. Tho Misses Julia and Mary Cavendish have his family Is now residing. Miss Katheryn Vassar, who has been ill for a few weeks, has so far recovered as to he able to walk up town. Monday, market day, eggs brought 40 to 45 cents, dairy butter 37, cents and creamery 62 cents, Georgo Pesone. who wns arrested last Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Sparks gathered nf her-home Friday .afternoon In honor of Mrs. Sparks birthday anni versary. Supper was served, Mrs. Edson Brown bringing the birthday cake. Mis. Sparks received many presents. The party left at a late hour, wishing her many more birthdays. Webster D. Barter, who is attending the Wilder School of Music of Burlington, Is In town on a few days' bus iness trip. Addison Encampment. No. 27, I. O. O. F., """. :lyde iiurlburt.-.Mr. u . .M. umson hns started rehearsals for the last min strels of the season for the benefit of tho Mlddlebury Orange, which Is expected to be presented about the middle of April, -Frank Bullock has returned from Bos- ton where he spent 10 days and Is again . "l ""'.-.'s .nary itoss. wno is pass on his mall route In the vlllage.-Mt. Cal- 'n thie winter In Rutland and came here rnm m !, ml rv xn. l. Knirhts Tomnlar. Saturday to attend the funeral Sunday held a well-attended meeting in their asylum Tuesday evening. The Red Cross degreo was conferred on a large class. Miss Mildred Lovett, who has been visiting at the home of Miss Minnie 1 McDonald tor n week, has returned to I Rutland. H. A. Prescott has cloned his home on Elm street and gone to Man I Chester N. II., to spend a few weeks, ' Sap has been boiling out of tho trees In j line shape for two days and If the flow I continues until the end of the season, as It has begun, this season's sugar and I syrup making will be a record breaker, In I this part of Vermont. Miss Noretta Gold. stein of Brooklyn, N. Y Is In town for an extended stay with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barton of Newfane are in town for two or three weeks. A number of people went from here to Vergonnes Monday to attend the funeral of Timothy Neville. Mr. Neville had many friends and acquaintances horo and was for sev- eral years clerk at the Addison House under the proprietorship of tho lato Dar- win Rider, Miss Hazel Ketchum, book- keeper at the Evans store, has returned from Sudbury, whero sho has been visit ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. lCotchiim. The Misses Ruth and Dorothy Walker havo returned to Proctor after a vkit hero at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Walker. Mn, Frank Plumley and three children of Norwich, Conn., aro In town for a short stay with friends. Mrs. Seth McGregor and daughter. Miss Hilda McGregor, of Richmond are visiting in town for two in- throo works - The Rev. llenrv c. Newell, pastor of the Cnugregatlonnl HI hi. ill' i ..i,n r."wni(M lo'iirncl from St. Alhans, fliursh, has whore ho has boon for a short time In connection with the Inter-tiiurch World Movement.- Mr. and Mrs. William II. Glllgan have returned to Port Henry. N. Y.. after sex wocka In town. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blossom, who have boon with friends In UiIh vicinity fnr the last six months, started Tuesday to Taunton, Vs. The century depaitment of tho Women's club Hold a well-attended meet ing at the home of Mrs. A. D. Wright on Weybrldge street Monday evening, Miss Mnrjorlo Lure, n.iBt;ilU State loader of of roses from tho vestry of St. Paul's tho boys' and girls' club work, was pros- j Church and a floral cross from the school out nnd spoke. Mn-. E. W. Holmes, who , committee of Vergennes district. Tliure has been In Wlllsboro, N. Y., for ten days I was a very large attendance nt tho serv tn visit her sister, will return lmme to- 1 Ices. Among those from away were Miss day. Mish Maud Meri iliew, assistant , Electa Smith of Boston. MIns Mary Ross, teacher In the commercial department of who Is spending tho winter In Rutland, the high school, has returned from the I and Mrs, Farnsworth of Mlddlebury. Mary Fletcher hospital, where she under- Mr. and Mrs. Walter Leonard, who havo went an operation, aim nas gono 10 nos- ton to spcnil iwo weens wmi reiiiuvcn. Agnes A. circuit, wiik or nonry icon- bins, died Saturday nt her home In Corn- wall, She was born at Malone, N. Y., March 22, 1812. and was married at Bel-; mont. N. Y., March 24, 1862. She Is bur- vlvcd by icr husband and three chll- j dren, Mrs. Jennlo D. Norton of Proctor, Ralph R. and Herbert II. of Cornwall; I also by six grandchildren, Tho funeral, i at which tho Rev. Christopher Hamlin . officiated, was private, on ucCuuntJ of Mr. Bobbins' infirm health. 0 BY COUNTIES The annual mooting of tho road com missioners und selectmen of tho various towns In Addison county will bo held at tho town hall hero to-day with tnoinliig and afternoon sessions. Tho representa tives of somo of the towns will find It hard sledding, or wheeling to get through to tho mcotlngs. Stato Commissioner Stod. dard U. Gates will bo In charge of tho meetings. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Dar'lng, wno havo becn , town nnd lllo llrghbur- ,,ood for 6eVeraj wecUs, started Wednesday nn thcl. reUrn homo ,(, asnont ilu, Mrs PWc1a Por8onn and two children of Lancaster, N. II., aro In town for- a stay of somo longth with relatives of Mr. Per- sons. Miss draco Laurel lias returnen to Senate republican leaders of the Houso Rochester, N. Y., after several weeks here, conferred to-day on means of. hastening -Mr. and Mrs. Perry R. Wilson of Hell- action on the declaratory resolution at vllle, III., nro In town for a stay of threo their end of tho capltol. or four weeks with rclatives.-Thero , Tllero waB no nrial (lf,cston on tIl0 form seems to bo a pretty good supply of both , of th reb0iuton or tho tlmo of its pre roal and sugar In town Just at present. . sentatlop hut It was said an- agreement two articles of commcrco which were ex- probably would bo reached within a few tremcly scare hero for long spells at a Sovcral MlKBl.slci draflB aro umlHl. tlmo during the winter. Miss Leila Win-irnnKir,op,,,n . ,., ,,, Chester has gono to North Rupert to stay i a few weeks at tho homo of her parents In that place Miss Edith Bashaw, who has been visiting at the home of Miss Beatrice Dumas for a week, has returned to her homo In Brandon. Mrs. Huttie Bcnnlng, who has been ill for ten days, has so far recovered as to bo able to be out again. Tho N. S. Footc company has Hold for Harry Pierce his place on Thomas street to Frank Bcntley and wife, who will take possession at once. Mrs. Noah Cummlngs has bought tho Frank Bent ley farm on East Mlddlehury road and will take possession at once.-Hio cus- beMK tho absenco of so many senators tomarj' mld-wtek prayer-meeting will he that mustering a quorum would bo dif linld In the vestry of tho Congregational fiCUt. Besides there aro so many con Church at 7:30 o'clock this evening. Tho fllctlng opinions among republican sen subject to be considered will bo Lenten ators as to what the resolution should studies In the Life of Christ. Norbcrt I contain that It was suggested the Houso Sevelghney has gone to West Rutland try Its hand and give tho republican Sen to spend a few weeks at tho home of his ato leaders something substantial to work parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Sevelghney. I with when Senate consideration does be- Joseph Ouyette. an employe at the mar- gin. bio mill, is taking an enforced Vacation Speaker Glllett and Republican Leader on account of an Injury to his right hand, Mondell of the House held a long con crushed between two blocks of marble, ferenco with Senator Lodge of Mast-n-The palm of tho hand and the wrist are I chusotts, tho republican Senate leader be Injured and the thumb was quite badly i fore the plans for Houj-o action were In crushed, although the Injuries are not 1 nugurated, and It was said a general un serlous. Mr. Guyette will be disabled . derstandlng was reached as to procedure. for work for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Bailey of San Francisco, Calif., nro spending a few days in town. The Misses Hollen and Dorrls Hopper of White Plains, N. Y are In town for a few weeks. Mrs. Jerome Barker and daughter, Mies Cordelia Barker, have re turned to Onedia, N. Y., after several weeks In Mlddlebury and vicinity. VERGENNES Mr. and Mrs. Homer N. Ball wero very pleasantly surprised at their home in Ferrlsburg Friday afternoon, when their friends and neighbors called upon them to congratulate them on tholr 50th wed ding anniversary. A pleasant afternoon was pasted and light refreshments were served. During the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Ball were presented wl'.h a purse of gold. Mr. Ball is 71 years of age and was born In Mlddlebury. Mrs. Ball was born In Fond du Lac, Wis., and la 68 years old. Sho has beon a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since tho ago of 14 years. Mr. and Mrs. Ball were married In Port Henry, N. Y., by James Turner, Justice o' the peace. After their marriage they began housekeeping In Forrlsburg, whore they have slnco re sided. Five children have been born to them, threo of whom, Frs. Frank Bur roughs. Adolbert Ball of Ferrlflburg and .Mrs. Jesslo Hewitt of Southboro, Mass., aro now living. Mr. Ball is a prosperous farmer and owns a largo farm of over ,VW acres. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ball enjoy fairly good health and appear much younger than their ago age would indi cate. Miss Helen Lee hn returned from " v' " "r " '"" Jn K'C" ! ot Timothy Neville, was tho guest over I Sunday of Mrs. E. A. Lee. A farm 1 bureau meeting was held "Friday evening i ' mo nome 01 .Mr. ann .Mrs. John B Clark of Waltham. County Agent Churchill, Ralph Elliott, agent of the County Farm Exchange, and County Home Demonstration Agent Miss Emma Fuller were present and matters pertaining to farming and dairying were discussed. Mrs. Edward Ooulctte of Atlantic City. N. J., le visiting Mr. and Mrs. Dustln M. Barrows of Vergenncs and Mrs. Joseph King of Addison. Mr. and Mrs. John Selden of Bristol spent the week. end with her parents, Mr., and Mrs. E. A. Le. Mrs. Peter Little whllf walking Friday evening on Maplo street near St. Peter's Church clipped and In falling broke her right arm, Dr. F M. Rogers J wo called and reduced tho fracture and I me patient is as comrortablo as can be i xpetd. j Timothy Neville did nt his home In , Vergennes Thursday evening. Mr. Nerllle was born In Clarencevllle, P. Q., In l&H. coming to Vergennes more than 40 years ago and engaging In business as a drug gist. In which business ho continued to the time of his death. Ho was active In church and civic Interests, having long been a vestryman In St. Paul's Church, and having given his serviceb for many years as treasurer of the public school funds. Ills unfailing courtesy In busi- nea relations made him many friends, His kindliness of spirit and loving, tender I heart prompted a generous charity which I endeared him to many. Funeral services ! were held nt St. Paul's Church Sunday i - ----- - .-- - --. afternoon nt 2:30 o'clock Tho funeral of Timothy Neville was held at St. Paul's Church Sunday after noon, the Rev. 'George R. Brush of Phel burne officiating. The bearers were: Judge Frank L. Fish, Judge Charles A. Chapman, Dr, Frank M, Rugets, Dr. J. B. Powers, Dr. C. II. Cole mid W. It, Wamer, and hitrlnl was In Prospect ceme tery, Mies Prudence FIbIi sang the hymn, "Holy, Holy, Holy," Thero was a profusion of floral tributes from relatives and friends among them being a wreath neon awny wr win winter, nave opened ineir nuiue mi uieenn siroet, .mikh j .lohcpuino .organ ot Kurimgton spent 1 Sunday with her aunt", Mrs. F. M, Rogers, ' Hurry M. Norton 1ms tlnished work at the store or Jl. C, llerrick and E, .1. Stngg has taken his place, Mr. Norton nnd Mnthew Daniels recently purchased tho F, L. Grnudey garage anil will carry on tho business Mnder tho llrm name of Daniels it Norton, Alderman L. H, Brown loft Monday on a business trip 1 (Continued oa page two) MCE PLANS DECLARATION DISCUSSED Senate Seems to Have Lost In terest Temporarily G. O. P. House Leaders Confer Subject on Washington, March 24. With plans fur a peace declaration at a standstill In tho om(, rcfpectH th(, Knox reRolutlcm wnk,h ,. , nnrnv,, Vl ,., liclatlons committee. I Vnrlous constitutional points havo been 1 raised, all of which the leaders want to meet In tho draft which they finally will lay before tho House. It Is expected that J tho resolution will bo put Into form in i th foreign affairs committee and then will bo brought up on tho floor of tho House under a special rule to expedite Its adoption. Several causes are understood to havo contributed to the decision, that tho House should art i,nfnr 'th sr,nt While the Houso Is at work the Senate leaders will continue informal conferences on tho subject, but no move on the Sen ate floor Is expected until the latter part of next week at the earliest. A new element was Injected into the question to-day by Senator Thomai. democrat, of Colorado, who declared in a Senate speech that If President Wilson vetoed a peace declaration, as many sen ators believe ho will. Congress would haw no authority to pass It over the veto He argued that as the 'President's con cirrence Is required to declare war, I also would be requisite to a peace dec laratlon regardless of how many time or by what majorities the declarator resolution might pass the two Houses o Congress. 'MAY RE-OPEN ROAD Montpetlrr t Wells River DetTreex Capitol nnd Bnrre May Resume Barre, March 24. C. D. Waters, traffi manager of the granlto manufacturers In Barre, has received from H. J. Husti a telegram that a hearing will bo give relative to opening up the Montpeller .. Wells River railroad between Barro an 1 Montpeller. The granite dealers ha i been dissatisfied for somo tlmo with the conditions. In reply to the telegram sent to Mr Hustls, Mr, Waters received this answei : "You may feel assured that nnarrangi -ments involving the permanent closing nf tho branch between Montpeller an 1 Barre will bo reached without an oppoi -tunlty for a hearing. In the meantime, the matter of independent operation will have consideration." This matter of re-opening the M. & W. line, which onco served Barro and Mon -poller people excellently, both for pas sengers and freight, conies from the critical freight shipping conditions In the Barro district. FIGHT SNOWDRIFTS TO HEAR BATES SPEAK Rutland, March 20. About 75 Rutlan I county men left their sugar orchards an I foucht snowdrifts to-day to meet Stat i Highway Commissioner Stoddard B. Bates of Derby here to-day to discuss tha State road building program for 1920. Mr. Bates said that the Indications are that more rosurf.icng Is to bo done in Voi niont than over before nnd tho State n poets to spend from $20o,nm to $m,0(l 1 1 covering Us share of the oxpeni-o. it vi'i pay two-thirds of the costs, not to exceo 1 Jl,.w. Mr. Pates wont deeply into Hi subject of resurfacing and said that ,t resurfaced road should look like a nov one, resurfacing did not merely mriu dumping a little gravel in the center o' a traveled thoroughfare. Mr. Bates thought that the gravel road was the cheapest to maintain In Ver mont but It has a limit In wear resistance and many arc reaching this limit with Increase of automobiles. W. A. ANDREWS DIES; FORMER OPERA SINGER Brattlehoro, March 24, Wilbur A Andrews, a;ed fil, formerly ticket agent for the Boston and Albany rall- road in the South Station In Boston and later a tenor Mnger in opera in Moston, New York and other cltira died, nf tuberculosis of the throat this afternoon at his home bore. Ho had been a groat sufferer the past three months. Mr. Andrews was born in Gorham, N. II., December 29, 16$. Af ter giving up his railroad ticket ngent work he sang In more than r,0 operas, and one night he lost his volco in tho closing Hceno of a public perform ance. Afterwards he travelled with opera companies as assistant manager and manager. lie camo here from Montreal two years ago nnd until hln illness had a position with tho Dunham Bros, Co., shoe dealers. SUFFRAGISTS STILL ON GOV. CLEMENT'S TRAIL Bellows Falls, March 2, The following letter has been sent to Gov. p. W Clem- , ont; "A deputation from our league desires an niidlence with you In Rutland at 13 noon Wednesday, April 7, In order to pre sent you their reasons for your calling a special session of the Legislature for ratification by Vermont of tjio federal suffrage amendment. Will you pleaso name tho placo In Rutland whero you will too us on that day," (Signed) HELEN G, TWITCHELL. President of Rochlngham Equal Fin- chlso Leagu."