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. fiTHE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1920.
FRESH SERIES OF RUMORS ABOUT PRESIDENTWILSON It Is Gossiped That He Has Re ceived a Relapse This, While Probably Not True, Does Not Deiraci from the Fact That His Recovery Is Very Slow iir DAVin i.Awnnxn: j (Copyright 1920 by Free Press.) Washington, April 12. President Wilson Isn't as much In evidence- nowadays In pedestrians, In the national capital as he was a fortnight ngo nnd consequently i fresh ocrles of rumors has begun to bo tho rounds. The automobllo rides which hart become a dally occurrence huvo Iieen discontinued. This probably started gos sip ttnnw, but tho story that Sir. Wilson has suffered n relapse Is given more cred ence In Wnshlngton than iorhnps Is Justi fied because the White Houso policy of authorizing vaguo and frnKinentary de scriptions of the President's health coupl ed with an occasional statement f:om porno attending physician comp'otely con XlrmlnB rumors that were previously cur rent ban bred many skeptics Tho discontinuance of the nutomobllp rides cf ho President Is cxplalncl In con tradictory ways. One story emanating from tho Whlto Houso Is to the effect that tho President has lately been too busy with public affairs to Ret his nccus 1omed outing. On tho other hand, It Is a fact that members of tho cabinet aro wondering whether tho President consid ers them necessary at all for no cabinet meeting has been called In mnny months. One or two cabinet members feol that they ought to have tho benefit of the advice nnd consel and even Instruction of their chief In thefc days of prosing govern mental business. Another Htory also given with a tinge of Whlto House authority Is to tho effect that the President was under too great a nervous tension while motoring. Teople In the streets stared at him curiously wondering If all the. gossip they had heard about his health wcro true. Unquestionably thoso photographs of tho President didn't ifln him any good for they stirred up a mor bid curiosity. Tho first plan of having a carefully posed plcturo of tho President would probably have been tho wiser for so many snapshots were taken that In Borne cases tho effect of Mr. AVllsnn's Ill ness was grossly exaggerated. The President did appear thin, but his countenance seemed to possess a ruddiness of color duo no doubt to tho long after noons of exposure In the Whlto House grounds. If Mr. Wilson has suffered a relapso, however, there Is nothing In tho outward fcchavlor of White House officials that Elves the slightest confirmation of It. Preparations, are going forward for tho Vnovlng of tho executive offices' to Woods Hole, Mass., In tho middle of next month. It Is qulto posslhlo that thero may 09 ono session of tho cabinet before Mr. Wilson toes away lor the summer though no word pas gone forth to thnt effect. Thero have (been reports current that tho cabinet nembers felt somewhat slighted by the President's Indifference. Tho other day In cidentally Mrs. Wilson had all the wives pf the cabinet members to tea. It wars the first social function of Its kind for many knonths and no doubt had tho effect of preserving happiness In tho official fam ily. I Tnt Mow recovery of tho President !s jfllseour.iglng to hlB many friends who liad hoped the spring months would seo dim going about with hla accustomed vlg 5r. His detachment from official Wnsh hgton Is much more pronouncoU than any one dreamed would be tho case. Not only lias the President failed to fee his own cabinet, but several foreign ambassadors iccrcdiir.d to the Ur.ited States have also )?."! waiting for months to gain an nud1 :ace win Mr. Wilson Tiie President la Keoplng his own coun e,,too. None of iU c."hinet known what tie intends doing about the peco treatv ind It Is serlous'y douhicd on Cipltol Hill "herher Senator Kltehcock knows Mr. Vinson's plans. Therj was a recuuence too tU'rlng tho Eenalo dobato on Friday 3f the feeling that Mr Wilson wa unable tc fjii'tlon as prnMdnt became of his jtiytlcal weaknc". This Insinuation li'iw WiT 1 as so often t'en Injected in t."c rartisan warfare that It has heretofore weii t'lscountel and friends of the Pres dent 1 ko Senator Avnrman ani Williams mve openly charged tl.o republican.! with :oiu.;i ling to ivive the country that Ini ircM'on. On th.- othci hand, tins falluio if the President to nppoint a railroad In ior board as provided under legislation lassed moro than a month ngo has given oncreto excuso for tho renewed argument hat Mr. AVIlson ought to delegate somo r nis aumoruy. mo w nue iuiu.r. ux ylanatlon Is that the President has had llfflculty getting men to serve on tho la or board. Mr. Wilson has had his trou iles continuously with appointments. Jearly ten men declined to servo on the ederal trado commission when It was lrst organized and tho President had aev iral declinations when tho federal rcservo ipard was established. xiut me interesting anu rcgreuanu uth is that throughout Washington Scepticism about tho stories of tho Pros- pont's ultimate recovery seems to be ox- bndlng oven to friends who could not bo luspoqtcd for a moment of permitting th rlsh to bo parent to tho thought an Is IhargeJ of opposing political folk. Per- feips the Whlto IIouso will shortly issue clear btatement nbout tho President's pndltlon to refute tho gossip and give an bcurato statement of facts past and pres et. PARTIAL LOSS OF MEMORY Rutland, April 12. Having been hit on pe right temple with a Btono a week ago 1st Sunday while playing "duck on tho lock" with a group of other young men, Ulnton Raymond of this city, aged 22 tars, has no recollection now or what curred at any ttmo on that day. Dr. H, Bolleroso, who la attending him, agnosed the case as ono of aphasia, ie to concussion. Raymond was out In ho country for a hike when struck and e was anio to waix ine mreo nines 10 to home. On arriving thero ho becamo nconsclous and remained in a stato of ima for three hours. Ever slncn ro- plvlng his senses his mind has bcon a lank as to Sunday, Tho physicians say 10 will recover, uno skuii is not rrac bred, INTER WHEAT CROP ESTIMATE FALLS OFF 'jnf..Llnnli. Inrll O A ant,n.A t.rl.'lr.. n iiessian 11 y ana an umavoranio scoa kr period caused a heavy decline In the Kndltlon of winter wheat in the princl U producing States. A department ot trlculture forecast to-day placed the top at 483,617,000 bushels, compared with D,636,ooo buaneis last year. J no acreage Wnted wan not as groat as tho year he re, but a larger crop than forecast was Itlclpatcd. K store is known by Its advertising Used, waiched, measured, rated and GREATER iew YORK STRIKERS1R-LIKE Reject All Overtures of Peace Additional Passenger Trains Cancelled Few Food Cars Moving Into City New York, April 13. Tho rebellious rail road strlkerH of Greater Now York meet ing in .Jersey City to-night unanimously rejected all overtures of pence, Tho rejection came at tho conclusion of tho report of nn executive committee of strikers which had conferred through the day with chiefs of the railroad brotherhoods and the mayor of Jersey City. A stntemenl Issued by the executive committee for the strikers said thero could bo no settlement "until definite guarantees" were made to them concern ing their demands for higher wages and better working conditions. Tho announcement followed closo upon a declaration from representatives of the railroad managers' organization pre dicting a break "In tho mob movement" within tho next few days. Tho strikers' decision to accept no compromise em phasized the day's developments, which Included substantial desertions to tho strikers' ranks nnd strenuous efforts by the railroads to relieve tho emergency with volunteers. Addltlonnl passenger trains had been cancelled by some of the railroads during tho day, and freight scrvlro was so badly crippled only .1 few cars of foodstuffs wcro moved Into tho city. No non-pcr-Ishablo freight was moving. The strikers announced another confer ence would be hold to-morrow between the cxecutlvo committee, the chiefs of the railroad brotherhoods, the mayor of Now York, the New York city health commissioner and tho mayor of Jersey Crty. Tho cxecutlvo committee declared strikers were moving milk trains Into Now York and had under consideration the necessity of handling foodstuffs. A supplemental statement. Including tho strikers' demands was Issued by the executive committee. In making these demands tho commttteo said It had taken Into consideration: The scale of wages paid for similar work In other Industries: the relation be tween wages anil the cost of living; the hazard of employment; training and skill required; tho iregrec of responsibility; tho character and regularity of employ ment; nnd tho Inequalities of Increase In wages or of treatment, the result of pre vious wage orders or adjustment. In addition to tho wago demands pre viously announced the statement said: "Wo further demand the guarantco of 2S working days for all assigned mon. Wo further demand that tho sys tem of physical exaxmlnatlons be abol ished after applicants have passed a preliminary examination. Any omployo who falls to pass tho prescribed color test shall bo given a field test and If ho falls to pass tho field test be shall bo retained In tho service in any ca pacity that his physical condition will enable him to perform, and at tho same rato of pay that tho applicant received In his former position." Tho demands also prescribe work ing conditions for railway and steam ship clerks, freight handlers, express nnd station employes, and Included a wago scalo calling for a f,0 per cent lncreaso for these men retroactive to Juno 1, 1919. IT, Joseph Aprln Hit in Shoulder Hnd Trucklond of Whinkey nnd Ciln In Kbc C.'nuc! Rouses Point, N. Y., April 11. Joseph Agin, a former newsboy on the Rutland railway running into Rouees Point, was shot in the shoulder early this morning while attempting to get by tho customs officers with a Ford truckload of whiskey and gin. After tho oftlccrs, who were from this place, had shot at the truck Agin went some distance, but was finally over taken near Coopervlllc. Even then, he attempted to escape through the field, but wafl captured. Ho was taken to Plattsburgh, where In tho afternoon ho furnished bail of MW at a hearing before U. S. Commissioner Gllllland, following which he went to a hospital to havo tho shot removed. The capture was made at 4:35 a. m. The booze was In egg cases. There were 11 of them containing about two dozen bottles each. Agin Is about 25 years old. It Is thought his wound will not prove serious. Tho omecrs say they in tended to hit a tiro on tho truck. HMES GOES TO BOSTON '. A'. Freight Aiscnt Appointed chnlr mnn of Xeiv lnginnd Freight nml PnMNengrr Association St. Albans, April 8. N, W, Hawkcs, gen eral freight agent for tho Central Ver mont railway, has been nppolnted chair man of tho New Kngland Freight and Passenger association and, with his staff, will bo located In tho South station lios- ton. The association is composed of tho eight Now Kngland railroads. Following this announcement, tho Cen tral Vermont railway announces tho con solidation of tho freight and passenger departments which will bo placed under tho Jurisdiction of J. W. Hanley ns gen eral freight and passenger agent, with J. L. Dempsoy assistant genoral freight agent. Mr. Hawkes, who began his railroad ca reer with tho Grand Trunk and Central Vermont roads In Boston In 1900, camo to St. Albans ns genoral freight agent In De cember, 1915. During tho war ho served as a member of the Now Kngland district freight traffic committee. Mr. Hawkcs' family will remain in St. Albans until Juno. Mr. Hnnley, who began his railroad ca reer In tho accounting office of tho Con tra! Vermont railway In St. Albans, work ed up through nil tho branches of tho sorvlco until ho became genoral passenger agent In 1907, In nddltlon to tho duties of that office ho will now havo chargo of tho freight department. By a colncldenco Mr. Dompsey also bo gan his railroad career In tho accounting department, when ho entered tho sorvlco of tho Rutland road In 1893. Ho was trans ferred later to tho offlco of tho general freight agent of tho Rutland and camo to St. Albans May 1, 1907, ns chief claims clerk. Lator ho was mado traveling freight agent and In 1913 becamo chief clerk in tho gonoral freight agent's office which position ho has slnco held. ONE OP MANY I,UTTEnS Miss Rose Florke, 209 Hawkins Ave,, N. Draddock, Pa., writes: "I had a cold In my chost ond fearing It would cause pneumonia I tried Foley's Honey nnd Tar and It was not long till I felt rolloved." Many suoh lettors huvo been written ubout this tlmo-trled, reliable family medicine. J, Wt O'Sulllvaii, 30 Church atroetr-AtiV , . . LOWDEN CARRIES HISJ1 STATE Presidential Preference Primary Returns Show Wood Second and Johnson ThirdWomen's Vote Is Comparatively Light Chicago, April 13. Governor Frank O. Lowden carried his homo Stato to-dny on the faco of unofficial returns In tho re publican presidential preference primary with Major General Leonard Wood sec ond nnd Senator Hiram Johnson third, tho lattcr's name being written In by tho vot ers. Returns from 4,23fi precincts out of 5,600 In the State gave Lowdon 203,OT9; Wood 13fl, 123 and Johnson 37.02C. General Wood carried Chicago and Cook county, but Governor Lowdcn's voto In tho State outside of Chicago gavo him a lead which progressed steadily with tho counting of returns. Only tho names of Wood and Lowdon appeared on tho ballot. Senator Johnson's strength wns In Chicago, whoro most of his vntoa appeared. Herbert Hoover'n namo appeared on somo of tho republican ballots. There were no democratic primary candidates for president, but tho names of moro than halt a dozen democrats wero written In tho Allots In scattering returns. Governor Lowden nnd General Wood weie tho only candidates who made any speaking campaigns In Illinois. Women enst a courtesy voto In many counties, and In fomn places tho election clerks failed to separate men and women ballots. The women's vote, however, was fo comparatively light ns not to effect tho result, and It was divided In much the same ratio as the male vote. Mnrrlntllle Couple Lenve Two-Yenr-O lil Youncstcr nt the St. .Inhns liury Ilnuse nnd Disappear I St. Johnshury, April lb-Sheriff Wor- then of Caledonia county and State's Attorney Tracy of Lamoille county aro working together to find tho whereabouts of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wheeler of Mor rlsville, who left their two-year-old boy at the St. Johnsbury House somo time Friday and left for parts unknown. They arrived at tho hotel here Thursday night, registering as J. F. Martin, wife and baby, of Cambridge, Vt and the haby was found alone in the room Saturday morning by the chambermaid, after being without food or care for nearly 24 hourB. No ono In tho hotel saw the mother leave the house and evcryono supposed she was with the child. The boy since being discovered has received the personal at tention of tho landlord's wife, Mrs. Her bert K. Moore, and received gifts of clothing and toys from sympathetic friends. Several have asked if they might ndopt tho hoy, but tho officers aro waiting to locate the parents. Ho said his name was Hilly Fops and this gavo the clue to his parents. Sheriff Worthen learned from State's Attorney Tracy that Thursday W. II. Wheeler nnd wife had disappeared from Morrlsvlllo where ho had been working for Vernon Foss and after getting a team from a Morrlsvllle stable, disposed of It somewhere and then took the noon train for St. Johns bury. Thero Is no doubt but what the Wheolers aro the party that brought tho child here. Wheeler camo from South Paris. Maine, last fall having recently served two years In the Stnto penitentiary at Thomaston for forgery. Ho began forging again In Morrslvllle, was tried and convicted and given a sentence at the Windsor Stato prison of flvo to ten years. This sentence wan suspended and ho wns plnccd on pro bation. His wife is also a probationer and came from Skowhegan, Maine. The case has attracted unusual attention In St. Johnsbury because of tho aban donment of a most altractlvo and healthy child In such a bmtal manner. FEAR CORN BORED nrlg-hnm I'lneen (tiinrimtlne on Produc tlonn Coming' Into Vermont from X. Y., X, II., .Miikn. and Penn. Montpeller, April 8. E. S. Erlgham, commissioner of agriculture, has placed a quarantine on productions coming into Vermont from Now York, New Hamp shire, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania in which tho European corn borer may be brought. These includo corn, celery, beans, beets with tops and some certain flowers and bulbs. Special checking occurs of products from tho much In vested district around Hoston, where the corn borer has dono the worst work. Thero tho corn was not sufficient to pro vide tho feed for tho Insect ami tho result that tho Insect ha spread to other vege tables, especially beets with tops, at the stores should use care to see that these do not como from tho Infected districts. I MILL I.0H.1 U10.000 nt K. XV. nnlley IMnnt Ilucki-t IlrlKiule Siivck Adjoin ing lllllllllllgN ICast Montpeller, April 8. The grist and saw mill In East Montpeller, owned and operated by E. W, Bailey & Co. of Mont peller, was destroyed by firo early this morning. Tho mill, which was valued at about $10,000, wns a total loss. Tho fire was discovered at nbout flvo o'clock this morning. Tho buildings of Clark Sibley, adjoin ing tho mill, wero protocted by a buckot brigade. Locs on tho mill property Is partly covored by Insurance. Tho cause of the flro Is unknown. Five men wore employed ill tho mill, which has been a landmark In East 'Montpeller for tho last 30 years. INSURANCE AGENCY AND EDEN STORE INCORPORATE Montpollor, April R. Tho Davis Insur anco Agency of Springfield has filed papers of association In tho offlco of the secrotary of Htato for tho purposo of con ducting a brokerage olflce In that vil lage. Its capital stock Is $2,000. Tho Eden Storo corporation of Mont gomery Center has filed a certificate that the concern expects to Issue 17,800 worth ot capital stock, WHOLESALE PRICE OF SUGAR IS INCREASED Now York, April 8. Tho American Sugar Refining company to-day nnnounced an lncreaso of ono-halt cent a pound In tho wholosalo prlco of nugnr, making tho presont prlco 15V4 cents a pound. An othor advance Is predicted by tho com pany unless thero Is a drop soon In the prlco of tho raw product. BEEnui:s-vjiNT- Ana vnETlRviw,"--ttna taart jaatf ' LABOR'S ELECTION ATTITUDE DEFINED American Federation Replies to Questionnaire of Republican Committee on Campaign Poli cies and Platform Washington, April 11. (Ry tho As sociated Press), Organized labor's vlows on Industrial problems likely to enter Into tho coming political cam paign are presentoj In detail In reply to a questionnaire submitted by tho advisory commltton on policies and platform of tho republican nntlonnl committee. The reply, mado public to dny at American Foderatlon of Labor hcadaunrters Is signed by Samuel Gompers, Matthew Woll nnd Frank Morrison as members of tho platform committee- of tho national non parti san campaign of tho federation. Acceptnnco of tho principled enun ciated In tho reply was regarded by political observers hero os determin ing organized labor's support of can didates In tho November elections. TI1030 principles Include: Acceptance of tho eight-hour day week with Saturday half-holiday. Roeognltlon of American wago onrn ors' right to organize in necordanco with their own Judgment. Continued exemption of labor orga nizations from anti-trust laws. Acceptance of tho right of employes to chooso tholr own representatives from within or without tho plant. Recognition of tho right of employes to strike. Abandonment of tho use of the In junction In labor disputes. Establishment of free federal em ployment agencies In tho administra tion of which labor would have a voice. Payment of such wages ns to ren der old age and retirement pensions unnecessa ry. Equal pay for equal work. Minimum ago of sixteen years for em ployment of children. Extension of the federal workmen's compensation act to nil wnge earners not protected by Stato compensation nets. Elimination of company wclfaro and uplift organizations and substitution of welfare work as conducted by labor or ganizations. Other phases of the Industrial situation covered by the questionnaire nnd labor's replies Include the principles of tho Kansas court of Industrial relations tho function of the secondary strike or boy cott, right of government employes to organize and to strike, establishment of federal arbitration boards and encourage ment of thrift among wage earners. 100 TOWNS FAIL Did Koi Comply With Ijiw to fiet Death Itecordn on Tombntonrn In Ilefore Jnnunrj- One Town Voted Not To Montpeller, April 11. The secretary of Stato has received reports from about 140 of tho towns In tho State complying with the laws of 1919 that they filed their reports of the records of deaths In their towns as found on tho tombstones, so thero aro over 100 towns which have not compiled with tho law, which provided that these mUBt be filed beforo January, 1920. Ono town to which a second request was made for tho records, replied to tho secretary of Stato that tho town had voted not to compile the records. Naturally, the sccrotary replied to tho selectmen of that town advising them that It was a State law and not a matter In which they as a town were to make a decision. ARREST MIDD. STUDENTS I'otatord nnd Pen n I en Thrown at Actorn nnd Attempt Mudr to 11 urn ItnnilHlnnd Mlddlebury, April 11. Three Middlebury College students wcro arrested here yes terday, charged with breach of the peace. These arrests wero mado follow ing an attempt to burn the bandstand located In the village park on Friday night and the Interference of the college students at a musical comedy held In tho town hall on tho same night. The students arrested aro Georgo Kcp pler, president of tho Junior class; Francis C. Contes of tho sophomore class, and Clyde C. Jakway, a freshman. When arraigned yesterday they pleaded not guilty. Their hearing will be held to-morrow morning at nine o'clock In municipal court. More arrests will be made at this hearing. Tho show, "So Long Mary," was at tended by a largo number of college students. During the performance pota toes and pennies were thrown on the stage, and partly for this tho three students aro held. The show, which Is said to havo been of poor calibre, is playing tho wmalicr villages in the State. After the ceremony the bandstnnd was set nflro and It was necessary to uso chomlcals to put the blaze out after It had been partially burned. As far as Is known, no one was seen setting fire to It. Attorneys James R. Donoway nnd Ira H. LuFleur havo been secured to repre sent the Btudents. State's Attorney Allen R. Sturtovant will act as prosocutlng officer. AUTHOR AT MIDDLEBURY Grace Ilninnl Conkllng to Lecture at Snmnirr School Well Known 1'oetrmi Mlddlebury. April 9. Dr. Collins has made tho announcement that Mrs. Graco Hnzard Conkllng, assistant professor of English at Smith College, has accepted an appointment as Instructor In tho Eng lish school which Mlddlebury Collego will conduct nt Hread Loaf noxt summer. Mrs. Conkllng Is a pootess of no little reputation, a personal friend of tho more promlnont American poets upon whos works sho has lectured many times. Sho Is deservedly popular at Smith, nn In spiring teach!-, with a delightful per sonality. Her coursti In contemporary literature and In Rrownlng havo been particularly successful, Her connection with tho Mlddlobury School of English is sure to create a favorable Impression throughout New England and boyond. Mrs. Conkllng'n work in tho English school consists of a course In tho "Prin ciples of Poetics" and one In "Creative. Writing." Mrs. Conkllng has a nnur hnnl nf nnems to be published by Hnnrv ltnll rtnrlnir tho present month, ti, .1,1 hr books of poetry sho him onnrii,.. Hnr. Ing the Past two years, verso and articles v'h ?10 "llvl8W'" "Contemporary Verso' "The Century Magazine," "Bos ton Transcript." "tin -...., -v.... body's ," "The Touchstone ..t,10 Atlantic American PEACE RESOLUTION ADOPTEDBYHOOSE Twenty - Two Democrats Join With the Republican Majority Two Republicans Vote in Opposition to Measure Washington, April 9. Tho republican Joint resolution declaring the stato of war with Germany at an end and repealing most of tho war time leglnmtton was adopted to-day by the House. It now goos to tho Senate. Twenty-two demncrntH joined with the i-enuhlleim mnlorltv in supporting the res olution nnd two republicans voted against Its adoption. The vote on the passnge of :no resolu tion was 212 to 150, present two. Defore adopting tho resolution tho Houso voted down a motion by Roprestntatlvo Flood of Virginia, the ranking democrat of tho foreign affairs committee, to send tho resolution back to that committee) with Instructions to report out a substl tuato repealing all war time acts. Tho vote on that motion was 171 for nnd 222 against. On the democratic substitute offered as n motion to recommit, tho only voto other thnn thnt on adoption of tho reso lution permitted under tho rule, three democrats lined up with the republicans while two republicans Joined. tho minority. Tho greater break In the democratic ranks enmo on tho final veto. Chairman Porter of the foreign affairs committee claimed after tho roll call that 20 moro votes would carry the reso lution over a presidential voto. Democratic members, however, said a voto on that question would see party alignment vir tually Intact. The vote ended n two-day battle of words in the House. The rule was rigid preventing all attempts at nmendmont of tho resolution put forward by repub licans or direct offers of substitutes. Only tho recommitment motion was ac ceptable and there was no preliminary presentation of tho democratic proposal. The dehato began at 11 o'clock yester day morning and occupied all the time of the Houpo for moro than 12 hours. It wns marked throughout by sharp par tisanship. Towards tho close of the debate, both sides were reduced to speeches of a half minute's length In order to give oppor tunity to all who wished to get Into tho Congressional Record. The Houso de rived much pleasure, apparently, from the bang of the speaker's gavel us it cut oft man after man in tho middle of a rolling oratorical sentence. Ironic speeches nnd handclapplng came from the opposing faction In each case. Congressmen Greeno and Dale of Ver mont voted in favor of the resolution. CAPITAL, $1,500,000 Queen City Cotton Company Double Itx Stock File Affidavit With Secretary of State Montpeller, April 11. An affidavit of pro posed Issue of $750,000 capital stock on April 15 was filed with tho secretary of State to-day by the Queen City Cotton company of Burlington. This Is a stock dividend and doubles tho capital stock of the company from rrr.0,000 to 11.500,000, which Is the authorized capital stock and for which a certificate also was filed to-day, showing that the paid up capital was that sum. The certificate declares that the prop erty or consideration which is to bo re ceived for tho stock Is property of the corporation which has been accumulated and has become a part of the surplus of tho corporation which is to be perma nently transferred to the capital. Somo of tho assets' of the company on December 27 last which now go to tho enp ltal account. Includes: Mill site and con struction, $31B,7G7: machinery, $396,726; cot ton, $533,079; stock In process, $S7,056; stock on hand, $3,490. The. action on tho lncreaso was taken at stockholders meeting August G, 1919. Tho directors who sign aro Ellas Lyman, R. A. Cooke, n. 11. Rrlston Draper, and A. M. Young. Tho certificate of paid up capi tal Is signed by Ellas Lyman as president, and Fred A. Bralnord, cloTk. The Pcople'3 Department Store, Inc.. of Burlington has filed a certificate of proposed Issue of JS.OOG worth of capital stock and filed r. certificate that $3.".000 of Its $50,000 authorized cnp'.tnl has been paid In. E. M. Blxby company of Poultney havo filed nrtlcles of association In the offlco of secretary of Stnto for the purpose of conducting a slate business in that town. The capital stotk Is $23,000 while the pa pers are signed by 13. M. Davis, David Dcyetto of Poultney and E. R. Raymond of Fair Hnven. HALE ACQUITTED Jury Flndw Him Not Guilty of Killing II. lcntrr Monr In Mlddlcner Irfist February J Montpeller, April 8. Tho Jury In the mae of Stato vs. George O. Hale about 9.05 o'clock this morning returned n ver 'dlct of not guilty of murdering II. Lester Morse February 1 on land over which thero had been n dispute In Middlesex and which the court had a short tlmo before awarded to Halo. On motion of tho dofenso the re spondent was discharged. No objection was made by the Stato to this action. Halo was charged with mur dering Morso by shooting him through tho heart. Testimony mado by tho re spondent. Hale, was that ho went to tho lot where Morso was found dead and that ho shot his rifle and that ho saw Morse fall, but that he did not go to tho spot to see the results of his shot. Self-defense was tho claim made by tho respondent. When this case was completed, tho Jury was excused until next weok. There will bo no Jury case tried this week and It Is posslblo that this will bo tho last Jury caso tried this term of court. This will not be known exactly until next week. Court cases will probably bo taken up the rest of this week nnd the early part of next week. FORGERY CHARGED lie trying Case Airalnat nenjnmln Knicro First Jury Disagreed St. Albans, April 8. The trial of the caso of State vs. Benjamin Largo, charged with forgery, was begun beforo a Jury this morning. In this caso the Jury at tho September term of county court reported dlBagreemont. State's Attorney A, B, Rowley Is prose cuting and Roswell M. Austin appears for the respondent. GOVT. R. R. DEFICIT INCREASED Washington, April 8, Railroad operation revenues for Fobruary, tho last month of federal control, foil $8,654,000 below operating expenses and thereby Incroased the govern ment's dofinlte In operation the Inter state Commerce Commission reported to-night, The commission's roport cov ered the earnings and expenses ot l-Mtum..ta.jnaauiant.vl tb line, RETAINS VOLUNTARY TRAININGJLAN Senate Refuses to Strike Out Substitute Clause in Army Reorganization Bill A Non Decision Washington, April 12. Tho Senatn rc fused to-day to strlko out of tho army re organization bill the provision for volun tary universal training recently suostitut ed for tho military committee's plan for obligatory training. Tho motion of Sen ator McKollar, democrat, Tennesroo, to strike out was defeated 37 to P. Tho action of the Senato was expected to result In carrying-tho voluntary train ing proposal Into conference for adjust ment by Senate and House managers. Only youths between 1? and 21 years of nge would be accepted for tho voluntary training under an amendment suggefcted to-day by Chairman Wadsworth and writ ten Into tho bill. Tho previous ngo limits wcro from 18 to 28 years and because of tho reduced limits Senator Lenroot. Wis consin, withdrew his proposal to restrict voluntary training enlistments to 109.0DO men annually. Twenty-four republicans wero Joined by twelve democrats In holding tho voluntary training plnn In tho bill. Two republicans, Borah of Idaho and Oronna of North Dakota, voted with tho following demo crats to cllmlnato the training sections: Dial, South Carolina; Harrison, Miss issippi; Klrby, Arkansas; McKollar, Ten nessee; Rend, Missouri; Swnnson, Virginia, and Trammell, Florida. Senators who voted to retain the pro visions were: Republicans: Brandegee, Capper, Colt, Cummins, Curtis, Edge, France, Frollng huyscn, Hale, Jones Washington) Kel logg, Kenyon, Kcyes, Lenroot, McCor mlck, McNary, Nelson, New, Phlpps, Polndextcr, Smoot, Spencer, Sterling, Wadsworth and Watson. Democrats Ashurst, Fteckman. Chamberlain, Glass, Kendrlck, Myers, Rurgent, Pomorene, Shepard, Smith, (Arizona); Thonins, nnd Wolcott. The Senate also defeated an amend ment by Senator McKollar to require throo hours dally education of all "ol dlers of tho regular army. In tho House, tho military com mittee completed and will report to morrow the regular army appropria tion bill carrying $337,246,944, a de crease of $603,533,070 from the war department's estimates. RiglJ econ omy Is necessary In faco of a deficit of several billion dollars. Chairman Kahn said In the majority report on tho bill, nddlng the sums provided would meet the needs of tho military establishment during tho next fiscal year. Committee figures aro based on an army of 175,000 enlisted men and 16,000 offlcors ns against a total strength of 576,000 proposed by the department. An appropriation of $22,777,839 Is carried "for cleaning up war work" tho report stateJ, Including tho cast of transporting and maintaining forces on the Rhine. FOUND SISTER IN FLAMES Three-Yenr-OIil Grace Au-nchman Saved by Sister, AVho Rencued Her Last Fnll from Iodine Death Salisbury, April 8. Grace Aunchman, the threo-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Aunchman of Salisbury, was nearly burned to death yesterday morn ing. Whon her sister. Hazel, happened to go upstairs to comb her hair for school she saw little Grace all In flames. Grabbing a rug from the floor sho suc ceeded In extinguishing tho flames. Tho little girl was badly burned about the body and arms. Dr. P. L. Dorey was summoned from Mlddlebury to dress her burns, and she Is now resting as comfort ably as can bo expected Last September the llttlo girl drank a two-ounce bottlo of Icdlno and her llfo nt that tlmo wos saved by this same sister. MUST CHANGE METHODS Grand TrtmU Ralltiny Inanrnuce nnd Provident Co. Under Investigation by Insurance C'.j7tmllonrr Montpeller, April 9. As a result of r. hearing which J. G. Brown, Insuranco commissioner, has held the Grnnd Trunk Railway Insurance & Provident Co. will be unable to do business In Vermont until It changes Its methods of conducting tho business, which will Include a dltfcr ent system In connection with tho treas ury of the department. The hearing was conducted in tho com missioner's office. The company was rep resented by T. A. Uourno of Montreal, aecretary of tho company, and II, P. SwccfBcr of Portland, 'attorney, while F. C. Archibald, attorney-general, and Clalro Powers of Island Pond, State's attorney for Essex coumty, were present and asked tho company's officers many questions. The claim was made that the company wns oporatlng In violation of the Vermont laws, which was substantiated, and a change In the company's by-laws will occur before further business will be al lowed written. JUDGMENT REVERSED IN PULP PLASTER CASE Rutlnnd, April 11. Tho United States Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed tho decision of Federal Judge Harlsnd B. Howe of Burlington Involving a Judgment of $33,092.90 for tho plaintiff In the case of Mnxlmus E. Loose and Thomas E. Balrd vs. tho Bellows Falls Pulp Plastor com pany and G. Frank Hondee of Plttsford. A sale of the property of tho defendants, which had been attacheil was advertised by United Stntcs Marshal Arthur P. Car penter In this city yesterday but It will bo called off. Tho case has been on tho docket of tho U. S. district court of Vermont since Fob ruary, 1908. It Is understood that tho late Judge James L. Martin having heard It, was ready to glvo a decision In It when ho died. A new trial was then necessary and It wan held beforo Judge Howo who de cided for the plaintiffs. The defendants appealed and now havo won the caso. Messrs, Loose and Balrd sold tho defond cnts some years ngo tho right to manufac ture an "clastic plaster" under a formu la Loose and Balrd had patcntod. Tho plaintiffs wcro to recelvo a royalty of 60 centB a ton for all that was sold In a given territory. There camo a time when the de fendants used another formula, but tho plaintiffs asserted that It was the same as that sold by Loose and Balrd and brought suit for royalties. MANV ARE DOING IT "When your clothes bocome so old and shabby that you are ashamed to .wear them any longer," asked tho Salvation Army solicitor, "what dc you do with them?" ''Wear theml". (trimly ranlUd.iHoatetUr It MM PROSECUTE IF! PROFITEERS House Republicans Say Many Grew Rich in Govt. Extrava gance and Waste Democrats Defend Administration Washington, April 12.-After republican leaders had denouncod and rtnmocrats had upheld tho government system nf building army camps In tho rush days nf war, tho House mado ready to-day for a ngnt to-morrow on two proposals for dealing with persons alleged to hav reaped rlrh profits out of alleged e.strav i- ganco and waste. Along with the Investigating commit tee's report attacking the methods of construction tnt. republican majority pr sentcd a resolution directing that evi dence obtained during the nine montKv Investigation be turned over to tho atto-ney-general with the request that he In stitute criminal and civil procccdlnro. Tho democrats countered "4lth a subst' tuto resolution proposing to lnftrur.t t' h commltteo to namo perrons, Anna and corporations "which thould bo Invest i gated by tho attorney-general" before directing that oHlclal to proceed When the Houso quit work to-nlghl dobato on tho majority and minority re ports bad not reached on end Tho prin cipal speeches were made by Represcnta tlve McCullough, republican, of Ohio signing tho majority, and Representative DoremuM. democrat, of Michigan au'hor of the minority statement Llko the opposing reports, the rneerhea wore far apart. Representative McCul lough declaring that the cry "we won the war" had been mado to cover a multitude of sins, while Representative Dorcmus nsserted that "If the supreme architect of the universe had built those camps, tho bleacher managers would have found fault with the Job." To the republican claims that the gov ernmcnt lost $78,331,521 nn 16 national army cantonments alone through waste and was entitled to recovor damage, the democratic member said, if his computa tion was correct, he figured he had squeezed $C,,fvv7i water ou' of 'pro tended claims to recovery." McCullough said It was not within the province nor the duty of the committee to prosecute crime or Indlrt criminals "The report of the majority contains facts and evidence," he declared, "and the record of the testimony taken In connection with the construction of Camp Sherman at Chllllcothc, Ohio, and Camp Grant at Rockford, 111., contains evi dence nn which tho department of Justice should Immediately predicate grand Jury Investigations." No attempt was made to save public money, Mr. McCullough said, adding: "You are paylnc, your children and your children's children for genera tions to come win pay !in, continue to pay for the cost plus system. Let us hope that never again In the history of the republic will such a reprehensi ble system bo put Into operation nnd If the labors of this eommtltee have accomplished that result, wo will be content." Representative Doremus argued that the stress of war Justified "abandon ing peace time methods of construc tion." "Indeed," he declared, "if Secrotary Baker hnd attempted to build the camps by the competitive system, he would have been guilty of the grossest incompetence and merited removal from office." After nine months of investigation with access to all records, he said the majority of the committee was "un willing to make specific recommenda tion to the attorney general or a spe cific allegation of fraud against any person, firm or corporation." , "Now they propose," ho continued, "to pass the Investigation on to the attorney general The resolution is a confession of failure, and the country will so recard I " plan mmm work Etote Forentrr 4ffer ftn Men to Clear Fiillen Timber on (irnton Hcxcrvn tlun To Pet Out rilKl.OOO Tree Montp.Micr April 8. Stnto Forester W G Hasting? 1; completing arrangements to fit M men, if he can find then, at work on toforosta,,cn "n what It known as the Gpiton reset vatlon which In fact Is near Lanesboro ott th, I'or.tpeller & Wells River railroad. Theso men will Hear tho fall timber and brush back frfm tho right of way nf the railroad revcral rods, fur somo three miles, after which tho land will ho planted to small trees, probably rod plno. In a few years the land will bo a spot to view for the people passing over tho dlvldo on that branch of tho G-ccr. Moun'alns to look at. Later In the season ho rpoctn to plant somo StO.OOO of theso small trees .md after that somo of tho men will probably be used for lookout purposes to prevent '.hi spreading of fire, GUILTY OF FORGERY Benjamin I.agrro Will Be Sentenced This Work in Krniikltn County Court St. Albant, April '. Tho caso of State vs. Benjamin I.irgo, alleged forgery went to the Jury in Franklin county court this morning, Tho Jury this afternoon re turned n verdict of guilty, Tho respond ent will bo sentenced early next week. Court took a recess to next Tues-day morn ing at nine o'clock and tho Jurymen are excused until Wednesday morning at 10:30. Court or divorco cases will bo hoaiJ on Tuesday. TRUCKS JUMP TRACK CAUSING TIE-UP Milton, April 11. Tho forward trucks of the tender on the southbound milk train Jumped the trncks at 3:30 yesterday afternoon a mllo and a half north of Col chester station nnd ns a result traffic was held up for several hours. A wreck crew was sent from St. Albans. Tho local was held at Milton nnd tho Limited was held at Essex Junction, Argue for New Trial St. Albans. Anrll R. ArptitrirtntH nn fhA motion by tho sheriff. Ellis W. Foster, imuugn nis niiorney, Kimer Jonnson, for a retrial nt fhA nrnnnnt n nf EVnnblln county court of tho Reagan case, so-cal',- cu, which was postponed from yesterday morning on account of the nbsoncn of ono Of thO II 1 1 firn.H' trf ,hn rl f n 11 1. n cam ,I,a city, wero mado In tho court this morning ii inu opeiiuiK. ine argument tor inn plaintiff wns mode hy Mr. John.son nnd for tho defendants by C, O, AuMlsi .uul Charles D, Watson, The matter is rltli tho court for dclalon. The "For Rent" a da .vn-ttO. .with