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THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1920.
IS. WARD TESTIFIES IN WELLS WILL CASE Says Most Friendly Relations Existed for More Than 20 Years Because of Love and Affection Which Each Wom an Had for the Other The relationships between Mrs. Kffle t. P. Wells and Mr. nnrl Mrs. Henry I Ward wero brought out to somo extent yesterday when Mrs. Louise SI. Ward, wife of Henry b. Ward, the man to whom Mrs. Wells left a pood nhnro of her prop erty, took the stand In the Wolls will case. Mrs. Ward said that there had been the most friendly relation between their family and that of FJdwanl Wolls for more than 20 years. The Wards were qulto Intlmnto with the family of General William Wells, also, and were ncnuaintcd with nil the Wolls fam ilies. Since the death of Kdward Wells in 1907, tho Wards have visited buck and forth with Mrs. IMward Wells at freptent Intervales, and Mrs. Wolls has taken a Breat interest in tho Ward family, their Joys and their sorrows. When Mrs. W.ard was asked what was tho relation between Mrs. Wolls and her self, as shown by Mrs. Wolls" action and her own feelings, sho answered: "Affection and love." And, asked what her own personal feel ings toward Mrs. Kffle Wells, tho wit ness said simply: "I loved her." After two days and a half of documen tary evidence at the betfinnlnp of this week, In which tho principal witnesses were Charles P. Heath, formerly of tho Burlington Trust company, and Frank S. Roberts, tho present treasurer of the. Trust company, tho evidence took a new turn shortly before the close of tho morn ing session yesterday when Mrs. Ward was called to tho stand. She continued on ,tho stand during the greater part of the afternoon, and when she completed her testimony, the proponents sprung something of a surprise by calliiiR two members of the Wells family, Krank 11. Wells and Mrs. Bertha .Taekson, the wlfo of Dr. H. Nelson Jackson, for brief testi mony. Tho audience section of tho court room, which has been nearly empty for the lart two days during tho Introduction of the documentary evidence, filled up ngaln this afternoon. In her testimony, Mrs. Ward told of the social relationship between Mrs. Wells and herself and Mr. Ward. They met often to play brldgo whist, somotimes at tho Wells home, sometimes at the Wards, sometimes at other places. Mrs. Ward described In somo detail the way in which Mrs. Wolls was taken sick Just before, she died. This sickness came on whllo Mrs. Wells was at thn Ward homo. Mrs. Wells came there that afternoon feeling cold. nd said that she had been shivering all day. She lay down on tho couch and Mrs. Ward covored her up and started n heater going near by. Later, they wero playing cards with the Parkers, when Mrs. Wells began to feel ill and had to lio down ngaln. This time t-he became worse and Dr. Sabin was call I cd. Mrs. "Wells was then removed to her I home, Dr. Sabin and Mr. Ward accom . panyins her. Later. Mrs. Ward went to tho Wells houso nnd spent tho night with Mrs. Wells. During tho day after Mrs. Wells was taken sick, Mrs. Ward went thero to see her In tho lato afternoon and found her In the bathroom partially unconscious. Mrs. Ward helped her back to bed and stayed with her for a while. On tho fol lowing day, Mrs. Ward called again and then found Mrs. Wells very ill, with two nurses in attendance. That was the last time tho witness raw Mrs. Wells bofore her death. Ono letter from Mrs. Wells to Mis. Ward was produced as evidence and read. They were letters which combined busi ness with general news for tho most pari. The witness gave information regarding picnics and automobile trips which the Wards and Mrs. Wolls had taken in com pany. On cross-examination by Attorney Brown, Mrs. Waid said that -Mrs. Wells always appeared to love her grand children, but the witness had not seen thefe children at tho Wells home n great deal during the last four or five years. Mrs. Ward was cross-examined, also, in regard to the bond which. It is said, Mr. Ward lost for tho Sykos family, but tho witnebs knew very little about that. She disavowed any knowledge, also, of tho relationship between Mrs. Wells nnd Anna Wells Sykes, haying that f-hc had never talked with Mrs. Wells about that matter. Questioned regal ding the business rela tlonshlp between Mrs. Wells and Mr. Ward, Mrs. Ward declared that she knew nothing about this, as sho never talked over business affairs with Mr. Ward. She knew that Mr. Ward used to go to the Wells home at times to talk over busl nefcs matters, especially during the later years of Mrs. Wells' life, hut these vlits were not frequent. Frank It. Wells, a nephew of Kdward Wells, testified In regard to a telegram received by Mrs. Kffle Wells about Octo ber 3, 1913, and concerning which she run suited him. This was a telegram Irnni wero: President, Tt. M. Buck! vice-president, A, M, Pond! secretary-treasurer, Ln roy rJmlth; membership committee, H. H. Thomas, Mack Lauder, C. A. Young, W M. Oreen, Cllenn Wilson; executive com mittee, S. Carl Carpenter, Dr. 0. S. Clark, C. H. Austin, nnd W. D, Oreen. Thcro wcro ovldcntly somo things about Itlchford that Impressed Mr. Hnrtness ntt being similar to his home town. Ho re ferred to thn housing plnn that was started last year and Is to be completed tins spring. The now dwellings were pointed out to him as tho train pulled Into the station, and he remniked that that was evidence of a truo community spirit. Mr. Hartncss was largely devoted to the sub ject of Industry, and he stntnd that what had taken place ln one community in tins lino might well tnko nlaco In practically every community of tho State, and by adopting this plan which lio called "the people's plan for a government ot pro gress" Vermont will develop and prosper. This plan would mnl;e Vermont Industri L COUNTY CLUB LEADERS Much Interest Heinj; Shown Throughout Vermont in Boys' and Girl's Club Work Prizes Won in 1919 Being Sent Out This Week That people all over Vermont aie be rnmlng morn and more Interested In boys' ally, agriculturally and financially greater anil girls' club work is the opinion ot by Its Individual and State Incomes would .;. I,, infills, State club leader for tho bo Increased as the burden of taxation j extension service of the University of lessened." Vermont. There an- but two counties at To give evidence of thlt plan of prog- , ,, present llmo that hnvo county club ress, Mr. Hartnoss teferred to Spring- leaders, Mr. Ingalls says, but In every field, which to-day Is receiving about i ,.()lmty a demand Is gradually making $10,000,000 n year, a development from , itself felt and In some of thn counties a approximately ftO.noo SO years ago. That regular diivo is being carried on to raise Mr. Hnrtness believed In Vermont and , enough money so the county may hnvo :i Its possibility was Impressed upon the CU, leader. gathering. Working along his plnn th" , Tills woik, Professor Ingnlls' assistant, people of tho State would have a greater , Miss Jlarjorle K. Luce, Is In Addison earning power and a larger hource of i enmity working In tho Interest or club revenue developed for tho State Itself, work with the home demonstration agent Ho was complimentary In hto references 1 1 trml COunty Miss Emma Fuller, and to tho development of agriculture and tho J the county agent, V. It, Churchill. In alt marble and granite Industries. jpnitr. of that county there Is a demand In speaking of tlm purely political for tho organization or clubs for the var phase of his campaign he said that the us projects, and the children are lining time had arrived in Vermont for candl-up their clubs with the object ot partlcl dates for olllcc to look forward, thnt,m(nlt n exhibit In the fall of their walking In a clrclo was no longer popular. products. Tho people ot to-day expect and shouiu n Orleans county a big drlvo Is going THE STATE) ATAXY WANT LITTLB BOY More than one family Is said to bo serlousb considering adopting tho little boy abanJoncd at St. Johnsbury by a couple believed to be Air. and .Mrs. W. H. Wheeler. One of them Is n Keene, .V, H physician. The young ster Is receiving all kinds of attentions. receive from the officeholder a service that will result in making the Stale go forwaid to the building up of better homes and better life for the people. Candidates for olllee must stand upon their record. John .1. Cuslilng, editor of the St. on to raise money for a county club agent. Tliete W. II. Gilpin of tho Orleans County Monitor, and who lives in Barton, has charge of the campaign and Its publicity and he Is doing splendid work. The drive Is being carried In In a very systematic maner. Contributions aie made CO-OPIIIIATIVK STOIlfc! Plans for n co-operative store for their employes are being considered by K. & T. Fairbanks & Co. of St. tohnsbiiry, the Colonial Theatre he lug considered a proposed location. A housing plnn has originated among the employes of the concern and con templates the orectlon of about a dozen homes. X-IIAVINO STONKCUTTKltS Work on the X-iaylnp of over 1,000 stonecutters of Harre has begun as part of the research work In dust making Industries for locating the cause of tuberculosis and If pnsslhlo counteracting It. AT Albany .Messenger, preceded Mr. Hurt-1 thiough the chambers of commerce of ncss. lie spoke of the man nnd his the dlffeient towns, through the granges, achievements and paid him a tribute for j the public schools or tho organized schools what he already had done, expressing the j or individually. No one Is allowed to hopo that the people of the Stute would . escape, for the county Is determined to give him the opportunity of doing for the j eel that club leader. commonwealth what he had done for j In Lamoille county, while there Is no tho people of Springfield. Previous to i drive, the Inteiest Is also acute. There the meeting that organized the llartnet-s club of Ttichford Air. Ilartness was enter tained by tho Business Men's Mhle el.is at the .Methodist Church. 25 CTS. A LB. FOR SUGAR MAY BE CHARGED New York, April 12. Following tho sen sational rise ln the price of raw sugar to 17 3-4 cents a pound, speculators were ask ing and receiving S.iturd.iy from 21 to '.' cents a pound fur lefined sugar In ipinn- titles of a ton or more. Tnls means that housewives are, llkMy to be forced to pay as high as 2.1 cents a pound in a few dnys. The sharp Increase in raw sugar is at tributed In large part to manipulation of the market by speculators, coupled with an Increasing demand and shortage of supply on the Cuban crop, which has plac ed large manufacturing su,.ir Intetests In county agent, the superintendent of schools and the teachers of agriculture, are planning lor an exhibition at tho Lamoille county fair. Toward this end they have drawn up quite a comprohen slve scheme Vr enrollment In home pro ject work. In nearly nil of the counties plans are on foot for organizing clutw and develop ing teams to compete at the Vermont State fair and at Camp Vail at tho Kastern States exposition In Springfield, -Mass. Calls are coming, too, from nearly all of the States for aid In planning tho work of the club:- for the year. The Vermont State Hankers' associa tion has done much to help on the cause of club work In tho State. There aro 100 members In the association and In February they voted to contribute ten dollars a piece, the money to be used for prizes on a county and State basis. They have ben doing this for three years and HAP.NKT KOLDIKIt tU'lUllll VISMKS K. A. Alorcan of Barnct has Just re reived word from Washington that the war department stralghtene.1 out tho contra llotory reports of the death of his son, private Neal .Morgan, Co. Sfitli Infantry. He had previously been reported as missing In action and kill ed In action on the same day, August i'. 191S. The records ot the graves registration servlco show that be was burled September 14, mis. In the American cemetery at Uozoches and on Alay 22, 11 ;, that he was reburled In the American cemetery at Vlsmcs, France. Ho Is one of the four boys from this town who made, the su promo sacrifice. THE BURLINGTON MARKETS' Wednesday, April 14, 1920. i The market Is dull to-day. There Is nothing ot any Importance to record, no changes In prices that amount to any- thing, no decreases, naturally, the ; changes that are leeorded being mostly Increase, u you eat you certainly must pay and pay well. Lamb chops are listed at 70 cents, an i Increase of five cents over the p.-ut few i weeks nnd leg of lamb Is selling at 10 cents per pound. Potatoes aie. flo cents to $1 a peck. Spinach Is 70 cents a peck, thubard Is 21 and .10 cents a pound. Asparagus Is CO to 9I cents a bunch. New cabbage Is pro curable for 2.1 cents for two pounds. Some small boxes of strawberries aro selling for 50 cents to-day. WHOLESALE rniCKS Beef, dressed, lb 217. M Butter, l! -71 Kggs, fresh, doz .50 Hogs, II "'I Lamb, lb A" Lard, lb .33 Potatoes, hu S2.7S UKTAItj GROCERIKS Asparagus, bunch JW7.!) cw Beets, id - Beet greens, lb .3 Ttnttaf pwamiTi'. Rpnnmtfir .,. New cabbage, 2 ib. . .2.1 Cauliflower, each .iva.tn Carrots, old, II M Carrots, new, bunch .2.1 Celery, bunch t.i."0 ( ilcumoors, notnouse, enen sra.at Kggs, fresh, doz ICggplant, each lOfl.so Flour, bread, sack J2.KV32.20 Flntir. tuistrv. snek Jl.fiS Garlic, lb -SO j Oreen string beans, nt 40 Oreen pens, Ib i Lnttuce. lioston, ball, head ofi .30 Leeks, bunch -20 -Maple sugar, lb 40ff.." Alaple syrup, gat JS.MSiS.Sii Mushrooms, lb $1.50 Mint, fresh, huncn .1" Spanish onions, lb .15 Oats, rolled .07 Oleomargarine, rh, ., 35W.4.1 Olive oil, gallon $6.0038.00 Parsley, bunch .01 Penoers. ereen. each .03 Potatoes, peck 9011.00 F. D. ABERNETHY Head of Church Street. Business hours: 8:30 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. a position whors they are o itblddlng 'each " '"'s ''one niuch toward creating more other. Sugar men saM the big refineries had a supply, bomo of which had been purchas ed on the rcftnt high market, which wna far short of tho demands upon them Con- eciuemly the refiners refuse to sell ex cel t to regular customers and then only :u small quantities So few have the sales been thnt ciuota- tlons in the whMeinle market .lie only what am known as "nominal " These thow thnt what sugar the refinor are selling i3 somewhat lower than the pres ent price of ran- sugar. Aecording to well Informed Ira'lers the refiners have been hrldlng back m their pur; bases from Crtj.ii planters hi tho be lief that when t'tr p-i od of flush produc tion enmo the piantort would b forced to rcciuco prices. Hut there have hvn such heavy Cuhan wItsi' by Lnginti'l and other Kuropean . t t I es that t''f plant ers have been placed In a position to dictate Cnup'ed with t'i'.s tie report has ' one from Cuba that the crop is M)'"i tomi short of wha: was prei'leted on .Tnnimry 1. This means a total Cuhan siitiplv of ap proximately 4,'!'i.0r" tons which, added to the domestic b .et srgars and tlm 1'orto Jtlco a ad rhilippn imports glvt 097 0(0 tons. Deducting the sugar which will bo exported, o-, the bssis nt the 1JI3 fig ures, 'his means th"t the t'n 'e:l Stn" is facing a sho-tago of ItVJ.ooo tons on Us total rciisumptl")',, irste.id of an excess of Jl7,0' ton", which was 'int'Hpatr d earlier In tho year Figures- of C-jliiu ororts. r-.wevcr do not Ind'cate tber- has been .in-.- sugar ahortagrt to da't which would justl:;. the high lit Ires. According to the federal le puter the total ejioits trom Cuoa to thn l':i".ed Stite sin. r January 1, wero l.CO'.Ot:, tons, as against 73,000 tons in the fiiinu period of 1M0 ard f..1G,Svi cons for 131?. OVER 1.100 FREIGHT CARS IDLE ON RUTLAND R. R Rutland. April 13 Over 1,110 freight curs arc tied up in a number of stations on tho Rutland railroad, it was stated at tho general offices here to-day, This is mainly dun to the present Mrlhe which necessitates embargoes. About 1,000 of tho Carl Wells, another nephew of Kdward ; cars are destined for the lioston & .Maine Wells, In Hollywood, California, askln that Airs. Kffle Wells. Frank, Wells, Bertha Wells Jackson, and other mem bers of the Wells family make an Invest ment in a certain project in California In which ho was Interested Frank Wells was not In favor of taking up this prop osition nnd advised Mis. Cffle Wells not do anything about It. A telegram w.ih sent to Carl Wells by Mrs. Kffle Wells, on the following day, saying that they had decided not to accept the proposition. The witness testified, aim, to Airs. I'.ftle Wells' part in a business deal which con cerned the AVells ft Richardson company, in which Ehe was Interested, lie stated that she met with the directors of the company and attorneys, and that nvo or three hours were taken to explain to her the transaction which was being con sidered. At tho end of that time, ntter she had asked n numbei of ipiestlons, Airs. Wells Mgiud the contract which had heen drawn up, and from which the Wells & Richardson company was later sold. Airs, Derth.i W .laekhon, the wife of Dr. H. Nelson Jackson, was called to thu stand Just before the cloe ol the after noon session, I", very brief testimony in regard to traveling in Kurope with Airs. Kffle Wells, and also regnrding Red Cross work In which Alls. Jackson's maul participated to the cxtcir of making collections. MESSllB iff RiGHFORD Snyft I'roplr Should ItecrUr from Of fice Holder Srrtlcr ti Mnl.e State (in I'uriuiril Richford, April 13. A "Hnrtness for Governor club" was organized In tills vlllhge this evening. The town hall was well filled with citizens of both sexes de spite the Inclement weather. The effi cient Juvenile band furnlulied music. .Tnnies Hartnei,s of Springfield, repub lican candidate for the nomination for Kovernor, was given n onthuslastlo ie. peptic i ,M. J Alalonoy. editor of the Rich ' ord azette, pieFldcd. The officers elected railroad and 10n arc going to the New York Central For the most part the cars, hugely loaded, are on sidings In this city, at Albtirg and nt Norwood, N. Y. PRESIDENT WILL NOT GO TO WOOD'S HOLE Wa-hlngton, April 12. iR Mi" Asso elated Press) President Wilson will not establish the summer White House nt Wood's Hole, Mass., as had been expected, but. probably will select some other place where more accommodations aie avail able for the huge staff of secretaries and attaches It became known to-day that the an nouncement that the Piesldfnt had selected the estate of Charles 11. Crane, minister to China, for his MimniT home was prem.ituie. White House ofllclals found neeommo dntlons In the village would be Insulll elent for the force from the executive ofllees and secret service men reported the layout of thu Crane grounds In mla. tion to the public streets presented oh. stacks to their regular plans for guard Ing the President. Interest among tho children In this work. They have in previous years also helped to send teams to the New Kngland States Kxposltlon paying the expenses of three teams last year. They have voted to do this again this year. The prizes for 1913 are being sent out this week from tho extension service to the lucky boys and girls who excelled in the dllferent piojects this year. With them goes a certificate giving tho rank attained and a letter from Professor Ingalls congratulating the winner and encouraging him to go on further in his work. With It is also a letter from H. G. Woodiuff, chairman on agriculture of the Vermont State Rankers' association. This letter Is as follows: "The mole 1 know about the work yon are doing with tho boys and girls of Ver mont the more I am impressed with its value. Vermont's best assets are her boys and girln and any movement which helps them to develop along right lines is of distinct value to the State. "1 believe that club work Is of real value to every boy and girl who eaters Into the spirit of It. club work means industry; it develop Initiative.; it in ecreases self confidence: it .stimulates In dependent thinking; it encourages thrift; It teaches team woik. Club work furnishes practical experience in farming nnd home economics; It necessitates a knowledge of simple accounting and requires a brief roport on the work done. All these things are of value In character building. "The Vermont State Hankers' associa tion is proud of the work done by the boys and girls last year. They did so well that we believe they can easily 'better their best' this year. We want them to do It. Wo also want more of them to 'got Into the game' this year and finish the Job. It Is Important to start; It Is more Important to finish. The prizes of life go to those who finish, not to those who drop out by the way. "The bankers of Vermont nro standing nacK ot tne hoys anil girls. Wo want to encourage them to do their best; wo want to help them to bo better home makers and bettor citizens, and plncc wo believe the work you are helping to do Is of practical value to every boy and girl we hope that the privilege of working with them and with you may be ours for many a year to come." Not only are the bankers of the Stato, however. Interested In encouraging the boys nnd girls In club work. There aro 13 non-hanklng firms which recmtly donated $13o for prizes, uhllo anothet company wrote to the extension service that it would give $;o for prizes for a State exhibit for pigs. Another concern offered to give 12 gross of rubber r!iis-s to lie used In prizes in canning work. 'ONFISCATK COLLKCE PAPKIt Tho Allddlebury College ndnilnlstra tion has exercised Its authority In confiscating an Issue of "The Cam pus," the weekly newspaper organ of the college nnd the stuJent body, be cause the editor, Dwlght L. Aloody liad Included In Its columns an editor ial that Professor Charles B. Wright thu faculty supervisor of the paper, had directed him to omit. The edit orlal was one dealing with the so called Lawrence controversy the question as to whether the charge made by Dr. II. W. Lawrence that the trustees of the college forced his re cent resignation from the Allddlebury faculty, Is true or false. Tho ITn.ier grnduate Association, made up of the men of the college, about a month ago appointed a. committee of eight to determine thn facts and report to the association. The editorial which Professor Wright directed should be omitted from yesterday's issue, and which was nevertheless Inserted, was one which demanded an Immediate re port from the Investigating committee, and set forth certain Items of evid ence bearing on the case which it de clared should be made public In that report Professor Wright, as faculty supervisor of "The Campus," held that the Lawrence controversy was in the hands of a proper committee, regular ly constituted by the student body, and that the editor of "Tho Campus" had no call to declare in Its columns either when the committee should make Its repoit or what the report should contain. CRNTKNARTAN DIRS Sherman Nichols of Dorset died Sunday at tho age of 100 years, one month, and one week. On his looth birthday Alarch 3, the citizens of Dorset and many friends from all o or the United States made him n substantia! present attended by some ceromony, In which Air. Nichols took pai l For many years he. was active in the af fairs of the town, holding many town of. flees, and for several years was a side judge of Bennington county court. He was born at Sandgate. Radishes, bunch ... Rice, It Rhubarb, lb Spinach, pk Sugar, granulated, lb Tomatoes. Ib Turnip", ro Watercress, bunch FISH AND SKAFOODS Rutlerflsh. Ib Cod. 11 Cusk. lb Flounrieis, Ib Shad. It Haddock. Ib Haddies. tt Kastern White halibut. Ib Mackerel, lb Oysters, nt Pollock, lb Rock cod, lb Roft shell claims, qt Salmon, lb RKTA1L AT K ATS Racnn, lb Heef, roast, Ib Broilers. Ib Chickens, roasting, Ib Ducks, lb Fowls, lb Geese, lb Ham. sliced, Pi Lamb chops, spring, lb Lamb, log, lb T.amb, spring, forward quarter Lard, leaf, lb Pork chops, lb I'ork roast, tti Salt pork, th Sausage, pork, fb Steak, porterhouse, lb Steak, sirloin, lb Steak, round, lb Steak, veal, lb Turkeys, lb RETAIL FRUITS Almonds, lb Bananas, doz Red bananas, doz Figs. Ib Grapefruits, each Lemons, doz Nuts, mixed, lb Oranges, California, doz Walnuts. Ib Cranberries, qt RKTAIL GRAINS Bran, cwt Cornmeal, cwt Corn, cracket. cwt Drymash.' cwt Feed, gluten, ton Flour, hrend, sack Flour, pastry, sack Hay. haled, cwt Henfied, cwt Meal, cottonseed, cwt Atoal, cottonseed, ton Allddllngs. cwt Oats, bushel Provender No. 1, cwt White middling.', cwt Straw, baled, cwt THIS AND THAT Barre city assessors have been given a dollar a day wage Increase. Airs. Laura Bather of Sudbury observ ed her 90th birthday last Saturday. Air. and Airs, Charles E. Black of South Royalton have boon married .in years. Airs. Barbara Allllcr. who died at Wal llngford at S7, loft 10 grandchild ron and 2S great grandchildren. O. Curtis Clogston. who was huriod at Alontpollor the other day, ran away to sea at 10 and served nine, years. Mormons are conducting a cajnpalgn In Rutland and elsewhere In the Stato, a crew of 10 persons blng engnjred in the work. O, Orvis Rogers, of IJetliol, who died at 91, Saturday, often walked four miles to tho village and back h-.me when he was In his elgntlcs. The H. T Cushman furnltuie manufac turing plant at Bennington was forced to close Monday because of a strike, tho employes demanding s. 50-hour w-ck as against h M-hour weeK, E HOOVER CLUB Orgnnlien With Homer C. luidd, Prrfcl ilent Will Circulate Petition for Cnnrtldntr for frlitf"it B.irrr, A iri' 13. The Barre Hoover club, .-,,t,.H ni ,.iil-- -. -...,ll.n tnf IKa utin. me pom n men i.s nemg most strongly i f Merb-rt Hoover as a candidate emphasized this year In club work Is for president. Is organized with the fol ach club and each club member to have ilWiB officers: prudent. Homer C. Ladd; , '. " "J .um io iry , vire.presidc-nt. J, Ward Carver, secre- hard to attain that goal. For Instancj, a pig dub should aim for so many pounds of pork or a canning club so many cans or canned goods. It Is thought thai the ehlldicn work with morn Inter est when they havo , definite aim in iiii and that they will accomplish more than if they simply worked on during the Mimmer and In the fall elmply accepted whatever the result happened to be WOULD RE-ENACT WAR TAX LAW TO PAY BONUS ALLEGED PROFITEEll SUICIDES New York, April 11. Awaiting trial on n charge of violating the Lover act by profiteering, for which he was arrested Saturday, Joseph Nlelithausor. aged CO years, a Brooklyn habei dasher, to-day committed suicide at his home by shooting himself In the head, according to the po lice. Nlelilhausor was out on ball, lie Is alleged to have arranged a profit of 03 per cent on articles sold In his store. FA R.M UltS .MAY III V CHEAAIEllY The farmers huvo been given until April 21 to decide whether they will buy thn Plymouth creamery at St. Johnsbury from Its present owner. J. W. Davis of Head ing, Alass., and It is expected that enough money will bo talsed to plare tho big plant on a en-operative basis. FIIEIS PRESS W.1.V1' AU! PAY IIEST Washington, April 12. A bill to re enact the law imposing n tax of SO per cent on excess war profits was introduced to-day by Representative Johnson, repub lican, of South Dnkota, as a means of raising revenue for a soldier hotitis. There nl.so would bo a levy on the privi lege of Issuing stock dividends. The bill would be made applicable to profits of 1910. 19W) mid 1921, and -Mr. Johnson figured It would ralso ono billion dollars. PLATTSUITtOH HAS 10,909 PEOPLE Washington. April 13. Census fig urcs bsiied to-day show: Plnttsburgh, N. Y 10.909, decrease 229 or 2.1 per cent; WilllamHport, Pa 3ti,198. Increase I..13& or 13.fi per cent; East Liverpool, Ohio, 21,1--, Increase 1,021, or fi.O per cent; Donlson, Texas, 17,00:., Increase 3.133 or 25.2 per cent. Good value m real estate, well Hd veitlsed In the classified, meani "busl ncss." taiy. Athol Bell: treasurer, C. Al. Wllley; executive council, the above mentioned officer and tho following: W. C. John son, Jr., J. F HlEBn3, Dcsn II. Perry, Tnmos Smart, Guy R. Vnrnutn, F. L. Small and James Mackav. V. VOHK till.MN A0 l'BOHL'CE Nw Vork, April 14. Fl.OUn -Firm. Kina itralghts M2.75 n.7.V WHUAT Svot ttrons-. No. '-' red and No. 2 hard ?'l 10 and No 2 mixed Durum J3.03 f. o. h. Meaner .Tun uhlpmcnt. C'OUN Spot Ktemly. No. '.' llow M.IO anil No. 2 mixed $1,01 eo't and freight New York, OATS Spot firm No, 1 white tl.30 nominal, l.ARD SUcmtv. Middle West JI9.20ff 10.311. Others unchanged. POTATOKK Firm. Ilermuds, barrel. M"f2fi: iBfcii .tere. No, 1. basket. S3..10 ii 4.60. CAnilAOIIK l-'irm. Old, barrel, J2M; red, barrel, $2.S0 t.liO. PAW HUOAIl Firm. Centrlfucal H.32c; reOned firm; line granulated lUfflftBOc. Suuar futures at noon weie unehanged to ten polntH lower. M'OI" COTTON AMI ITTURI- Scvr fork. April 14. Spot cotton tend)-. Middling 43.00 Cotton futures closed! May 41.4IHMH; July 39 02fnu, Oct. S.'i.Mt? 12! I"c 34.H05P Trying to nnd a good boarding .placet? Watch the arts, if the matter is urgent, use a clupilfled ail. Tell what you want. RAaulU follow. .to .20 .23.30 .70 .1SW.20 .10 .05fl.0 .20 .13 10 .1313 .22 .i.-.g.'.vi .3.-, .73fi.SS BS .R .43 .30 .1" .70 .70 .50 .41VS.43 .3215 .Ci .31 .40 ,C3 .:.o . .30 I05J.30 .73 .b0 ...10. .124, 151 .20 iofj.:,o KMi.M 30'dJl.OO 45'r? .30 " .20 ?3..y 53.90 3.90 ?5.00 K3.0H J1.9'32.00 31.80 S2.00 54.73 $4.00 550 00 S.1..V) J1.27 4.HO 53.73 1 23 CHICAGO I.IVK4TOCK -MAKKLT Chlcaeo. April 14 CATT1.K Receipts 4.000. fleet and butchers' cattle 2.'ff50c higher; finality much Improved Top yearlines $10; best medium heavy weicht steers f1S.Tot9 1S.KM; bulk $13. 30 ft 15.30; few choice eowa $12.23; hulk $!i.30M11: canners firm; bulk $.V 3. 30. hulls ami feeder nominal; calves steady nt 30c higher; bulk around $14. IIOCS Receipts H.OOO. Opened fully 2.1c higher; later weak to 10c lower than outset i:arly top $15.90; bulk S1515.7.V best strong weight pigs $15.35, moat good grades around $14 50. S'lBKI Viecelpn t,noo. Market uneven; lambs mostly Idc to $1 higher. Top fliorn Iambi $1.25; choice heavy weight MT..1U ( PIS. 00, khfep nominal. j Total r 430 cart of llTestotk rep'.,. -d 'or I Thursday. rillCAOO 4'OHN MARKKT I Chicago, April 14. Fresh aircnctii developed In th corn mr- , ket tu-day lurcely c result ot thi high i prices prevailing for wheat. The cIom was! nervous f.r rive. eighths cent to l'.ic net ad-; vanee with May IrtTH to lTi and July 10 t- 1Q1. Oats pained one-fourth cent 1 to une-hilf csnt. In provisions, the outcome j varied from 10c decline, to a rise of 20c ' From the outset In the corn market. , much notice was tken of the fact tint exporters wero paying f.Oc or more aooie the established minimum for wheat. vs. sides, tho sovcrnmont weekly crop r' port was construed as bullish, for it v.-aj raid tho condition of winter wheat was tn gen- ' rl unsatisfactory nnd that aeodtni; ger mination and Krowth of other grain hd been retarded by jnfaoratle weather. In addition, the opinion was widely accepted that receipts of corn were likely to bo small for a considerable, time oven after the anltthmen'a striko eamo to an end Hurins tho lust part of tno day some temporary weakness wgs shown brcautc of seaboard exporters canrelllns of transactions of oatt presumably Canadian. The cancelling, honever, was to provide Increased vessel loom for wheat and Tiv Provisions avoraucd hinber, reflecting up turns In the V3',ue of hogs ami praln. The Special Sale of Tricolette at $4.75 will be an absorbing feature here to-day. Black, White and the fashionable colors width 36 inches. This is the identical cloth employed in the finest of tricolette gowns, suits and sweaters which have so strongly characterized the exhibits in our depart ment of apparel ready-for-service. A Special Exhibit and Sale of New Tailored Suits $37.50, $40, $42,50 and $45 will furnish a real surprise to-day for those who have formed the opinion that best apparel co3ts high. These suits represent the highest type of per fection as to quality, workmanship and style effect Golflex Jersey Cloth, plain colors and heather mixtures. Rainbow Tweeds, also a few navy blue serges are displayed. Women's Coats $30 Fine, all wool grey tweed, half lined. Leathertex Coats $22.50 For general wear we cannot conceive a more pleas ing coat. Smart style effect, rainproof, unquestion able durability and the cost it will be seen is ex tremely moderate. All Wool Jersey Cloth Coats $29.50 For travel, school wear even dress occasions, these fine Jersey Cloth Coats meet the requirement in a remarkably pleasing way. Heather mixture, brown, greys, blues, length 42 inches Brushed Wool Coats $72.50 One of the most pleasing of the new garments brought out for this season. Full length, silk lined throughout, soft, light weight but warm and particu larly desirable for the motor. In the section devoted to INFANTS' AND CHILDREN'S APPAREL wr. have to-day some remarkably attractive values in Girls' Gingham Dresses Ages 6 to H year? plain colors, small ch.cks. large plaids. $3.50, S4.00, $5.00. $7.50 Junior mzps 15 to ! 7 years $5.00 io $7.75. CHAMrsr.R OK COMSIKRCK Ol'OTATIOXS ) IIL'TTKK Uoston, April H. nUTTER Creamery oxtras 7nc, creamery nmts 045fi7c; creamery seconds SSsifilc; creamery thirds SOifTStoi dairy butter .100 02c: toruo flists r,S(!fil5dj storauo te-onda 57r(i0c; Udles t.iw Ho; renov.ted butter fi3r. nonTON ih:tti;k mahkki (Furnished by tho Associated Press) noston. April It. nUTTEn Northern "Ofl70Hc, western 3V4 ST 70c. CHBESE New twlrt, extru, SOiriinc; firsts Srtlr'JSc. HfKTO.N PHOriUCK MARKKT Hoston. April H. APPl.KH flalilwlns, No. 1, XU.nowo.SO. No a IIMS; Northern Spy $38j Itushcts M.I0GS; rten pavls $3.50a; bushel hux, Ilnldwlna. extra fancy, f3.2.1(t 3.!t0; ordinary Sl.nOfifl! western, box, $l!,3uj I, IlKANS Car lots, per 100 pounds- New York and Michigan choice pen beans $"57.30. California amall whlto 57W7.2S; yellow eyes, extras, $10 0) 10.511, fair to uoort Si.il0ro,30: red kidney, choice, t l.nnsjil.v fair to good H-'flH, California dried limns 12tri.1: Madagascar flO.SOffll; natlvo Breen peas Jil.SOSr"; yellow peas Jfltl.ao; Jobbing prices 2303Oc above car lots, 1IISBI' Kancy sides II 0-.'3oi hinds 27 BSfiaS fores lflfl7ej medium sides 20?21c; hinds 25;'0ci fores lBffliie; cons ISVitj) 20c. COrtN For shipment: No. 2 jellow S1.93 flfl.Oil: No. 3 yellow S1.8SST 1.00; No, I yel low Jtl.S101.S7. rOftNMKAL Per 100 pounrts: Granulated )llow JO"; bolted yellow 4.30; feeding 3..,&ff.1.ll'! orniKed corn S3.GO03.W. white ioi.i Dour Si. 50! whlto corn menl M.10, hominy kh1 and samp S1.S0. white corn flal:e and or, uin of mil7e ..V3o. RCSOS F.inc hennery and nearby .".Off j .',7' ; eastern extras 52?3tc, western extras lliif.'ilc; western extra llrsts 4n P s'iHe; western firsts 430 47c storage pnclied. extrs, l.rsf, l7ijW4c; stor.-iiiu llrsts 4C,Vil7c rf.OL'H Per 111 ft pounds, In racks Sprini: patents, special short. M3'I3.7&: prlnc patents, standard $14 5? 13.23; hard winter patents S13.2."Ot'.'.T3; soft winter patent $12 13; soft winter' iitralnhts $11.23ti'I2: soft winter clears M1?HSU; sprlne clears s9.sn9m.Mi; 'c flour M0.2311. FKU1TS Oransres, California navels. $3,311 W7.30 box; Florida MJ7: cranberries XI0Sf2."5 crt.. I5W8 bbl., erapefrult S2.3U tff.VOO box; strawberries, I.oulsl. 1. pints, 33?45r; pineapples S6.3iieS.SO crt. HAY Per ton! No. 1 Timothy $4Ssno, No. 2 Timothy M3W43, No 2 eastern M05J43; No, 3 hay $3l4j30; cloNer mixed hay S3S042; flno hay $30339; rye etraw S2Sj30 oat straw 234T25. IAMHS SprlnB lambs HStfHOcs yearllnKs .nut mutton .MfrSSc: veals 10tr2fc. MAP1.H PIIODUCTS H."rup V-'.73W3 r:al. , suuar. palls, 30ij33c lt. 1 bricks 33S?37e lb.; 2-oz. cake. 42f 14c Mir.t.FUt-JIJ Per ton' Sprlne bran $37.30: winter bran $3S. middlings $fll.30(lS; mixed feed Ml OS t red itou $71; ocond rleara 171; Blulen feed $75.12; hominy feed 03.40; stock feed $03: oat hulls, reeround, Ml; cottonseed meal $73.MiJf 74.30 OATMKAI, Per Oo-pound sack, rolled, i.VO.l; cut and ground $30. OATS Shipment, fancy 40 lbs, St. 21 1.22; fancy. 3 lbs., $1.1HS'1.20; regular 3S lbs, jl.lf? 1.1S. rcj:u!ar. 30 lbs., $1 lily ' 'oNlONS Connecticut valley, fancy, J.V50 H7.00 per 100-lb. baB. Spanish $24 crt. POIIK I'ltOPUCTH Heavy backs and short cuts $43.10; medium backs $11 10Jf 12.10! Ions cuts $43.0(1. raw lif laril 2Hc; rendered leftf 2tc, pure lard 23c, ilrei.ed hols. 130 tl 130 lhs ISSMOe, oils. 7 to loo lbs, lOffSlr, In to 23 b... 2llC30c. POTATOES Aroostook tlreea MountxJn' Spauldlncs and Cobblers, tablo nnd see 1 1 use, $il,23 pur ICO lbs, on track, nweet pota toes $2.73 bkt. POULTRY Freeh k'.l-.l poult' non- ofiered, native "rjuaos i ,.mii if , pt, S3 milt 1 urs. l.lVl'i .188.8.131.52 1 mi I-TJ2C POCHll 271iftie IjHFINF.D SL'OARe The moriC.in ouoler new crop sugar, a-ranuiaieu and nn u" barls. at 10o for lOO.harrel lots, lest two -,v i cent for each Wholesale Rroceis cue. 17'ic in null: and l.?4c In paekace mapi,i; -nr. n makkkt ii-rick (Special to the Fren rrs) Montpellcr Aprl v llo'ton rteeelpts moderate ur ji' fairly EOOd. Sue.U, c.ikds. 40 He a f ' at 13c. bricks SSji.tSc, syrup S New York Syrup, demand limited O $2.3002.73, a few nt S3, no new stoek 0 market; ugar. demand light- old 31ff3Se a few at 34W30C new, no euppllts on mar, ket. K S. llltll HAM 1 r""inmif sioner of Ag 1 u"u " M11V YORK I.JVK-iTOL'K New York ArH II 11KKVF.S Receipts 030. Higher S,e-i $1017; bulls $10(J1!130 cov s M 7.1(1 II CAl.VF.S Receipts 2,010. Higher. C0v mon to prlmo veals $24(?:il culls nnd " calc $220? 23. SlIUHP ANP I.AM11S Itecelpls M. No tradlur and no quotations HOOK Receipts 1.230, Itigk, Prm medium weights 510. CIUCAC.O' VROIUTK MAKKKI' Chicago. April 14 CORN-May l.rt7i: July it 01 OATS May 03 S o . July MVc, Cash fiuotntloni : PORK Nominal. I.ARD MS.S2. rirs--si7,soc la.r.v