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VOL. VC. NEW SERIES VOL. LXVII.
BURLINGTON. VERMONT. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 23, 1020. NUMBER' i BRYAN BORAH HOLDGQNFERENGE Nothing Said Afterward Re veals That Either Gentleman 1 Has Changed His Mind on Subject of "World Peace Washington, Dec. 22. (By tho Asso ciated Press). William J. Hryun, who visited President-elect Harding at Marlon recently, held a lengthy confer nco to-day with Senator Ho run of Idaho, a leader among Republican op ponents of the league of Nations. Tho purpose of Mr. Bryan's visit here, It was stilted reliably was to discuss possibilities of securing an agreement or reaching some common ground In tho movement toward 11 concord for maintenance of world pence. From wizard of tho Klan, .-ecently announced United States Geologic. .1 Survoy In rol what could bo learned of his conference that one of Its purposes was to maintain lctlng otllclul figures on coul production, with Senator Hornh, It was said that "white supremacy" lint that It would sup- kept Joseph P. Tumulty, secretary to tho vlows of Mr. Hryan and the Idaho senator both worn unchnugotl. It was Indicated that Senator llorali remain ed Implacable toward any arrangement Involving any International alliance. Significance) was given Mr. Bryan's call upon Senator Borah because of tho for mer's very recent talk with Senator Hnrdlng and the former cabinet premier's xpresslnns, after his Marlon visit, of hopefulness for n solution of tho world peace problem. Senator Borah also dis cussed the subject with Senator Harding for an hour during the lattcr's stop over hero early this month. Information obtained here from sena tors nnd others who have, conferred with the President-elect Is that Senator Hard ing has formulated In his mind only the broad, general outline of effecting an ar rangement for pence and has not yet come to a consideration of details of any plan. Some who have visited the Prosl-dcnt-elrit, however, state that ho ap parently does not contemplate absolute discard of the treaty of Versailles, but Is considering Incorporation of certain fea tures, at least, In developing his peace policy. Among the expedients said to be under consideration at Marlon is adoption of a new set of reservations removing all question of American obligation and ex pressing merely American adherence to principles believed helpful toward pre venting war. Kslnbllshlng of a world court and de velopment of a new code of International law and procedure are other features of Senator Harding's thought, according to word brought hero from tho Mar'on con ferences, nirriciultlr's of establishing world court or substituting some such plan for the the League of Nations, how ever, nrp being tllseut-sed privately among senators "A judicial league Is no more fenslhlo I th.Hn a. political league," was the stato ment to-day of Senator Heed, of M'ssouri, prominent Democratic "Irreconcilable," who had a long talk with Senator Harding lust week. ' It Is the accepted rule," s.ild Sena tor Iteed, "that no judge shall nit In any ono In which he Iris any Interest; also that the litigants themselves should not participate In the judgment. "Take the cae of the Panama canal tolls question. If submitted tn an inter national court the American Justice would be bound, under the accepted prac tice, to retire. If rirent Britain raised the question of tolls, It might be that the British Justice also would retire, but this would leave settlement of the ques tion to Judges representing nations which would havo interests Identical with Great Britain's In seeing that American vessels should not have free tolls through tho canal." Senator P.eed's statement was advanc ed to Illustrate trials facing actual devel opment and drafting of agreements for a world court plan. CANDIDATE FOR CHAPLAIN Rev. Joseph Will lliis Horn Chnplnln of Honor of Iteprcitciitiitlvr Montpoller, Dec. 22. The Rev. Joseph Wills, who was chaplain of tho last House of Representatives, Is said to be a can didate seeking the position the coming session, Mr. Wills has been chaplain two, sessions nnd ban made a good Impression by his short prayer and other services In connection with tlmt body. Among other candidates mentioned for different ap pointments aro: For second assistant clerk, John II. Stone of Montpeller, Oliver Cameron of Island Pond, L. II. Edgerton of Springllold and Ray Twltchell of Hellows Falls; otllclul teporters, L. A. Kelty of Montpeller. Hoy Johnson of Ran dolph, Charles Walters of St. .lohnsbury. Tho Rev. Joseph Hamilton of Randolph, who was chaplain of the Senate In tho last session Is a candidate- for reappoint ment In tho same capacity nnd ns far as can bo learned hero there Is no opposition to him. WAR DEPT. DEFICIENCY ESTIMATES VS76,278,127 ' ' I Washington, Dec. 22. Deficiency es timates aggregating $76,278,127 will bo sub mitted by tho war department for the present fiscal year. Secretary Baker an nounced to-day, Tlio figures wero made public, ho said, In reply to statements' that the department deficiency would nmount to as much as JiyMXnj.O.O. Of tho amount to be asked, $12 573,000 represents pay, subsistence and similar i expenses for tho army of 175,000 men which Congress appropriated for. Mr. Baker said, as cunent approprlitlons wero that much short on that basis. The remaining $31,000,000 deficiency was duo to recruiting to a strength of more thun 175,000 men, ho added. VOTE AGAINST GAS CO.'S SERVICE CHARGE Montiwller, night voted th tho Cupltal servlco chnrge service 111 (i.iu una in una cuy. i uuso vol- inn uKuJiini, inu purviun uiiiugo wero Aldermen Bowers, Kelty nnd Maronl; those voting for were Aldermon Yett and Stratton. Mayor Shurtleff also enst a voto which tied tho situation, but which did not affect the motion. Deer Slaughter Mounting Montpeller, Dec. 22. The total number of fleer killed during the open season In tho btto has now reached 4,387 against 4,156 killed In the same period last year. Grand Isl county thus far has not ro- ported a Blnglo deer killed. Thero seldom Is one killed In that county, although one year recently one was reported. Of tho ! M reports last night, 37 were from Ben- Dec 22,-Tho city council to- the officer fn,w. Knert by W. B. Howe, V." V. '-.. , " " cm,in ree to two against granting trl,rv a id thev f,n,.Vl: 0' 7" ''' '''". HU-Mcr. H. H. Weed. J "IV' 'V: i City Gas company a 50-ccnt ,,rn,iee.i 11,,, ,n . . " h. , t . A. W. 1 oung, r . 11. Kliepardson. J. F. '"',., ' ' iunnei , In connection with tho ,f , '": . X. ' 71 . ' . Whalcn and G, F. Black of Burlington. , - "argeu ,, s,e, ,.ng ciotiung sain- nington county: 11 rrom windlinm ana 30 articles. The buyer Is found through tho nerror In figures was mudo In tho copy-f.-om Windsor counties. classified ads, (jot at th rooorda. KU KLUX KLAN PARADES STREETS Peculiar Demonstration at Jack sonville, Fla. No Explana tion Is Given Jacksonville, Fla., Dee. 22, More tlinn 200 members or u branch of tho k kiux I Will,. ..M.....I.. . . L - .. . 4- ..e Cnn.U nt'VlHIJ I'ill.lUeil lllll HirL'Ulfl "L I3""tll Jacksonville lust night, completely dis guised In whlto cajrs, masks nnd gowns nnd headed by a herald bearing a fliunlnB cross. No explanation of tho display was given. In a recent slmllur parade In Jackson- vllle, one of the advance riders announced coped with tho fuel shortage Inst sum that "A band of solemn, determined men" mer, were fields In vhl:h a Senate In would pass and wanted "no one to follow vestlgatlng commltteo to-day spent tor. them." AVhen the Klansmen reached the hours. trees of the city park, every light In tho J. D. A. Morrow, a vlc-presldent of the business district snapped out. They wore orgnnltntlon, U.M how the association switched or again a fow minutes later and the riders had vanished. W. .1. Simmons, of Alanta, Imperial port constituted authority anil not tolerate lawlessness. High School Burns; Two Students Lose Lives ChrinfmiiN Decoration Cnlch Fire from Cigarette- Stub In WiiMi- Hnakct Lyons, N. Y., Dec. 22. Two students, members of a party rehearsing a Christ mas entertainment, nre believed to havo lost their lives late to-day, when tiro destroyed the Lyons High School, a $200,orm structure. A cigarette stub, carelessly thrown Into a waste basket set lire to Yule-tldo decorations and throw the rehearsal Into a panic. Many other students, playing b.askethall on an upper floor hurried from tho build ing on tire escapes. The Christmas re hearsal was held on the first floor. All students were accounted for to-night with tho exception of tho two, who may havo been trampled in the rush for safety. Sparks, carried by the wind, sc fire to nearby buildings. Tho Newark llru depart ment was called but a heavy rain began falling after darkness, which smothered the Unities. HARDING AND WILSON TO DINE AT WHITE HOUSE Vsuiil Kiirmiilltlrn of IiiiitiKiirnf ion Day to Uc Uhwrvfil Wnshlngon, Dec. 22. President Wilson plans to accompany President-elect Hard ing from the White House to tho Capitol on Mnrch 4 and back again to the White House for luncheon as Is tho usual ous- torn when a new chief executive Is Inau gurated. Joseph P. Tumulty, secretary to the President said to-day that Mr. Wilson had outlined to him yesterday his plans with regard to Inauguration Day. As is the custom. Mr. Hnrdlni? will call at''""" "'" j .n tho While House Just before noon and "''"'I'ton Hoads duHng the Hiintmor and will be received by the retiring executive. ! fal1 ""' '!it 11,0 &PPl"B "'rd $16.50 Thev then, under present plans, will lido i 11 t0"' ln 'luantltles. Mr. Morrow treat down Pennsylvania avenue to tho Oapl-I 0,1 b' saying that It "was. an Incxcus- tol, where the President-elect will take the oath of office and deliver his Inau gural address. The new and retiring president will lead the usual parade up the avenue to the White House where Mr. Wilson will entertain Mr. Harding at luncheon. Im mediately afterward, President Wilson will retire to his new home on S street to take up his life, as a private citizen after eight years in the White House. The continued steady Improvement In the President's health necordlng to Sec retary Tumulty, will make tho contem plated visit of the President with Prcsl dent-elect Harding to the capltol possi ble oven in the event of tho most Intem-jK-ratu weather. Mr. Tumulty said to-day that when he visited the President yesterday ho, found him In better spirits than at any timo since he was taken ill more, than a year ago. They discussed a variety of topics but Mr. Tumulty said tho President did not bring up the subject of tho Treaty of Versailles and did no indicate ln any way what disposition ho was prepared to make of It. The President, Mr. Tumulty said stated that ho was not greatly interested ln the writing of memoirs for an autobiography as It was a form of literature which hnd never greatly appealed to him. It has been generally understood thnt when Mr. Wilson retires from nlTlee he will take up the preparation of a history' of tho World War. HALIFAX MEN FINED $100 FOR VIOLATING DEER LAW Hearing of the Cne Not Without Its HirmOTOus Incident Brattlehoro, Dec. 22. Arthur Tower of Halifax and Walter L. Stetson of the san,U! '.ow1 ,,y Yhm" Tnwer la cmplo'c und at whose home Tower lives, were fined $100 nnd costs each by Judge A. K. tfudworth in the Brattlcboro municipal court this arternoon in a deer shooting case. They were placed on probation un til further order of court. Tower pleaded guilty to shooting a deer last Sunday, nnd when asked why ho shot the nnlmnl. he replied that ho guessed tho "Old Nick" was In him which led State's Attnrnoy K. W. Gibson to remark that from the number of cases on tho .Tinilnul docket ho should think tho devil had taken up his permanent residence In Windham county. Stetson pleaded guilty to tho charge of having 111 his possession the ment of tho deer shot illegally. The two men were arrested by Constable Hnrry A. Leonnrd of Halifax following a raid ut Stetson's house by County Fish and Game Warden J(I(j hct,n h,,jrn by stetson, it was brought out that Tower was cutting pulp wood for $1 n day and his board which caused Judge Cudwoith to remark that Tower must bo In nocd of a Kiiurdlun. FOUR KILLED IN EXPLOSION ficranton, Pa., Dec. 22. Four men woro Ulllod und two injured in an explosion to- day in the pressing and packing mill of the Du Pont Powder company at Berlin Village, near Mooslc, soven miles from hero. The property damage amounted to about $10,000, The plant handles com- morclal powder largely for the anthracite , Industry. Good money Is often obtained for used 14. ii, .iieu-aii in mis mare. il I rsl IIIC . ..... , . , Heniern Anton He Ilrinlemi vie..-j men denied that tlmv h.n-1 ,lr i,. Pl"'. i no ciijui i hiock is pw.i.iu wnuo "."V" . ' " .7." " " L SALES TO GOVT. National Coal Ass'n. President I Says War Dept. Insisted on Buying Over Protest 150,000 , Tons at $11.50 in Sept. Washington Dec. 22. How tho National Coal association, an organization of coal operator, deal', with the government and drafted orders for tho Interstate Corn- morce Commission '.o Issue on transportn- tlon matters, paid the expenses of the President Wilson. Informed of all steps, and successfully fought proposals to establish a fuel administration although coal prlccB continued to mount. D. W. Wonts!, the nssoclntlon's presi dent, testified to purchasing for the war department at the height of the shortage l.Vi.OOO tons of coal, for which tin govern ment paid $11. 50 a ton, while nnother corporation which he controlled was mining and selling contract coal for $3.20 and J3.87 a ton. The examination of the two ofllclnls of the association was enlivened from time to time as senators produced cor respondence tnken from the organizations files during an unannounced search of Its nfllees In Washington last Saturday and Sunday, and questioned sharply tho purpose and public Interest of the steps taken by the association and government agencies alike. Mr. Wentz declared that his purchase of coal for the war department had been made over protest, and agreed to a sug gestion of Senator Caldcr, Republican, New York, that "It was bad business for the "government and Increased tho dllflculty for the public." "A representative of the war de partment came to me and said thnt tho department had ordered all its coal for the winter bought Immediately, during September," Mr. Wentz snld. "I said that the department should buy a lit tle then, a little later on, and not go Into the market for tho full amount, because It could all be obtained later for much less money, but 1 was In formed thnt the order was to buy Im mediately. Tho story I got was that tho secretary of war felt tho step nec essary." Mr. Wentz said he received com missions amounting to $75,000 on the purchases. Senator Caldcr, producing a sheet of figures, said that "millions of tons" had been obtained for tho army by other buyers during September and October, at prices' ranging from Jfi.90 to $1(!. AnothT report, from the Ship able nn example of government Inef ficiency as I ever saw." Chiefly the examination touched the actions relative to coal shortage taken by the government agencies, presumably In the Interest of consumers at large. Sen- utor Kenyon, Republican, Iowa, armed , with minutes of the association's execu- tlve committee meetings rend resolu- I Hons which authorized the "drafting of i an Interstate Commerce Commission or der to make mines Immune from dam ages" for falling to fulfill contracts to furnish conl. "You did draft that order?" Senator Kenyon asked Mr. Morrow. "We did anil d" "nnvilssion Issued it 'Ml Homo changes," the witness told him. "And Its general effect was to free mines trom tneir liability to rurnlsii coal they had contracted to deliver?" Senator Kenyon continued. "Only insofar as the release was ln public interest and necessary to get sup plies to keep people in the northwest nnd i New England from freezing tnls winter," Mr. Morrow returned. 'Ho added that the j contract breaking allowed the coal to move to the Great Lakes during the sum- ' mer. Senator Kenyon developed thnt the National association had agreed to "go j Into tho courts and defend the order" In case any operators brought injunction proceedings against It that a number of tho association members dissented from the policy and that a Colorado local as sociation withdrew ns a body because of It. "CHRISTMAS BURGLAR WITH A HEART" FOUND Chicago, Dec, 22. A "Christmas burg lar with a heart" heeded the pleas of Ruth Mallcy, aged 10, not to take her Christmas when sho found him In her Si h,S ,wv scno0' "r lunch. letuni from 1 ne mirB'Ir was eatlnc ner lunrli, i w"lch hail been left by her mother bo foro going down town shopping. II took her to the pnrlor and played llttlo J'ngles nnd Christmas songs on the piano for her. "Tell your mother I'll return eonm day und steal everything In tho house," but hu left without taking anything. DUXBURY LUMBER CO. Formed to Take Over I : II lot t Lumber Interest Cnpltnllreil nt 900,04)0 j Montpeller, Dec. 22. The Duxbury Lum ber company of Burlington has filed articles of association In the office of the secretary of State for tho puriwse of tak ing over the Klllot lumber Interests In Duxbury, It Is understood, from tho LEFT OUT PITTSFORD Belief l-bnt Cennu. Bureau nt Winning- ton .Mixed Up Proctor nnd Hlt-flcld Montpeller, Dec. 22. Rawson Myrlck, deputy setretary of Stute, Is correspond- Ing with the census bureau nt Washing- ton, D. C to ascertain what happened to tho census taken In the town of Plttsford. In the official list that came to tho sec- retury's office, Plttsford was left en- tlrely out of tho Vermont towns, while the population of Plttsfleld was mnterl- ally Increased over tho number of res- I dcntn In that town. In fact, It looks as though tho population credited In Pltts fleld belongs In Proctor and that another NEW LIGHT COA ! DE VALERA SAFE IF IN IRELAND No Attempt Would Be Made to Arrest Him There Says Dublin Dispatch London, Dec. 22. The Central Nows In n llsPa'ch from Dublin say Earnonn Do Valera, "pret h that should sldent of tho Irish republic" arrive, in Ireland, no at tempt will bo made to arrest him. This statement Is attributed to otrtclnls In Dublin. The dispatch adds that convor- nations regarding possible peace In Ire lorn! contluuo and that now developments In the situation aio expected. New York, Dec. 22. -.Money raised In this country on "Irirli republic" bonds Is In tho control and at the disposal of tho minister o: flrinn.-e of the "'ilsh var Hamuii" Harry Roland, sccrc'.rry to Kamonn Do Valera, stated here ro-nlirht. Tho (statement whs tn reply to a de mand n Do Valera made by r.no loi.nl council of the Frlonds of Irish Freedom that tho money be forwarded immediate ly to Ireland "to tvlieve distress and aid In the work of rfitoratlon nnd recon struction." Harding's World Peace PlanTaking Form C'oiitrniplntrfl V. S.-llrltUh-Firnch-Itnt-Inii-JnpnnfHr CxclinnKe First Morion. Ohio, Dec. 22. Although many Important decisions remain to be made. It became known to-night thnt President elect Harding's series of conferences hero havo brought him much nearer to tho solution of the big problems of his administration. A world peace plan based on the united moral influence of the great powers Is taking moro or less concrete form In his mind as he gathers udvloo on tho subject from every viewpoint. Available material for the cabinet has been sorted painstakingly and although no appointments have been offered the Held of possibilities has been narrowed sharply. Definite announcement of selec tions fqr two or three of the most Im portant portfolios may be made early in tho new year. On tho problem of reorganizing tho elaborate executive machinery at Wash ington the plans of the President-elect are less complete, but he at least has gathered much Information and advice and hus settled upon a central scheme of procedure. He proposed to build Ills cabinet from tho very beginning about tno Idea of readjusted Jurisdiction among the respective executive departments. These are tho outstanding accomplish ments of the deliberations about Mr. Harding's council board here, but tho discussions also hnvo developed many policies of lesser prominence. Ho H keep ing an car to the ground fur information on the lahor sltuatkm and on financial conditions. Ho has Inquired Into tho question of agricultural relief and has sought for the real storv o'Vhe nation's mllltar and nnvni statu. So far as the world peace plm Is con cerned, Mr. Harding still remains free from final committal to any definite and detailed program. During his conferences here, however, he has placed upon the table nn outline of procedure which he formulated long before the campaign was over. In an avowed spirit to give and take he has filled In a feature here and I there and has erased others at the sug- gestloti of his conferees. Much still Is to be done, but the President-fleet views tho progress already made as Insuring success. Roughly, the plan ns it now shapes up Is understood to contemplate a diplo matic exchange with Great Urltaln, France, Italy and Japan soon after tho new administration begins on March 4, asking that they consider tho possibili ties of an agreement between them and tl(f I'nlted States to exert a united moral force fur world peace. It Is not expected that the proposal will suggest In any respect a political alliance though it may reiterate the faith of the Fulled Slates In a world court In which all nations might voluntarily become litigants. GARROW CASE AiithnrltlcN Not Hcuily to Announce Whether Krnnklln Woman Commit ted MuU'ldp or Woo Murdered Ennsburs Falls, Dec. 22. No in formation has befn forthcoming from the Inqueitt into tho death of Mrs. Ed ward Garrow of Franklin, which has been conducted here yesterday and to day State's Attorney A B, Rowley of Rlchford Enid to-day that ho was not yet ready to drop the caso nor make 'tiny announcement. Several lines of I-.-! Investigation In tho death of Mrs Gi..--row, who was supposed to have sr.ot herself November 10, will be followed up, Mr. Rowley mild. A rigid investigation has been going- oi, with the hopo of running down the rumors i t foul play nnd establish ing the. guilt of, or exonerating, tho persons connected with thu reports, Af ,r following to ati end certain phr.s'j of tho case Mr. Powlev said ho would roady to malm a definite statement r.s to whst nmmer Mrs. Gar row mot her dt..th. . CALEDONIA COUNTY COURT RECESSES UNTIL JANUARY Threo .Hen Sentenced for Slrnllug Com mercial Trmclcr's .Samplcx .St. .lohnsbury, Dec 22. Caledonia coun ty court presided over by Judge Hnnlo II. Chase of Braltleboro has taken u re cess from Thursday until tin. second week In Junuary, On Tuesday, Houore I cur was stored In a Lyndonvllle gnrage I lost September. The first throe pleaded '''. "' ln" niurin. l.oburn, pleaded not guJIty, Demeis was sentenced to not eHH ,hfin two ,, ft llalf yoB ,l0p n)'onj than six years at Windsor, Ilordeau to not less than two nor moro than flvo years. Desrochers to not less than three nor more Ihnn seen years, Cobiirn was placed under CM ball, but helm? im.hi. to raise It was returned to the custody of tho sheriff. The Jury business of the term ' tins resulted In three plaintiff's vordlcts carrying a total of $70.01 out of 31 divorce cases, four have been dlxcm. ' tlnued nnd tho othora heard. Eight new petitions havo iiIbh been entered. Do you renllzo that thero la news valuo lu advoxtUamtnlal NO FINDING IN NEW TARIFF BILL PASSES HOUSE Fordney Measure Supported by 154 Republicans, 41 Demo crats and I Prohibitionist- Bitter Protests by Minority Washington, 73cc. 22- Over the P'OtmtM of n doflant :."lnorlty the House to right adopted the Tordno' emergency tariff h'.tl by a vote of 10(i tj SG. Tho voto was taktn at SM3 o'clock after eid'il hours of ..'etato. Po.ltlml l'ncs were wcpt iwlde or. the final voto, Jl Demo rits anil ono Pro-' liibitlonlst -oml Inlng with M Republicans In supporting the measure, wHle II P.e- publl'.'.ns lined up with 72 De.mocrf.tn i ngn'.nst tho bill. Tl whs evident long before the Vote was taken that supo."tet of the measure deslnned to pro'cet nome twenty odd farm product for a te;i months' period, had the situation wol! In hand. But Rep resentative Henry T. Ralnoy. Democrat, Illinois, leading tho opposition, opened n bitter attack which Increased In Intensity as tho debato wore on. I'.irogrnph by paragraph he assailed tho ! meri.sute, while tho Republicans with loud roars of "Noes" sent his proposed amendments down to defeat. A few Re publicans supported hlnr In his attack, but a score of his own party turned from their traditional stand against a high tariff to Join the majority. Opposition speakers charged that tho measure would send the cost of living higher, and branded It ns class legisla tion. Defenders of the bill on tho other hand, said It would save the agricultural Industry Chairman Fordney of the ways and means committee, which reported the measure, In opening the debate, declared the measure was not scientific and ad mitted it was hastily drawn, but assert ed that It was the best that could bo had at this time. Representative Garner, Democrat, Texas, speaking In support of the bill, said he felt It was the only way in which Congress could extend the relief so ur gently needed by the farmers. Representative Madden, Repuhllcnn Illinois, however, assailed his colleagues for "opening the way to u renewal of prohibitive living costs." Pointing his finger at tho majority leader's desk, ho said: "You men will make two lamb chops cost J1.20 again and you will make our suits of clothes cost' 100 per cent more." Representative Garrett of Tennessee said he saw "In this bill a determined effort to divide 'the Democratic arty. to mako members of that party turn their backs on every principle of taxa tion for which the party had stood In Its whole history." "I cannot believe tho Republican leaders seriously hope to get this bill passed," ho added, "I am convinced It is a fine piece of political strategy." During the dnv a -lumber 'f "tnators entered the House chamber and their presence led to reports that they were prepared to talk the bill to death In the Senate. Many Republicans said to-night they were almost convinced that tho bill would not be passed by the Senate. Mr. Fordney satd In tho course of tho debate, however, that he hoped to see Congress at the extra session substitute for this bill a relief mea.suro which would remain In effect until a scientific tariff schedule could be worked out. "I expected," ho continued, "to see Con grrss react either the Dlngley or the Pay no-Aid rich schedules." YEAR'S PENSION BILL CARRIES $265,500,000 Washington, Dec. 22 Carrying $14, 000,000 less than was appropriated for this year, the anual pension bill was reported out to-day by the House ap propriations committee. The total In the bill is $2fu,fi00,000, House lenders have agreed to consider the measure i to-morrow with the expectation thnt It will bo passed before adjournment to. morrow evening for the Christmas re cess. TIih bill was drafted by a sub-com-mlttee headed by Representative Can non of Illinois. The estimated pension .disbursements in tho bill as given by j the committee follow; Civil War $231,012,192; War of 1S12, j $21,145. Mexican War, 5S 10.433; Indlun wars, $2, 10,015; Spanish-American War, J3.S4 t,:H!0: World War, $3S,7H4; regular establishment. S4.47,21fi. During Out year the number of pen sioners decreased ?ri2,237. The sun-committee estimated that tn addition to tho $205,500,000 cnrrled In tho pension bill, tho i;overnmcnt during the pext fiscal year J'ould ex ;end $Ii!!0,i03,490 in war risk com pensntlrn, milnttfMn.no of soldiers' homes, mc'lrsx! and hosv'.t'.l tratmnt for war veterans and vocational tra'n ing. It lso estimated that by the o'ld of the coming flscnl year tho go-r!i-meU would hive ps-ld nut $5,S2n,8)3,. 7t7.u-l in pensions slnco U90. CHECK UP XMAS TREES Much Jinn Tlinn the SOOjPOO Shipped 'I'll ii .'lenlers Reported Montpeller, I -Tho dealers In 1 Chrlhtmas trees b . ti claiming to the forestry departnu iat they bought only 3C),0Y) trees for li'pmcnt tilts year. W, O, HiistlngR, the State forester, has been checking tip und lluds thnt the ship ments by dealers from Central Vermont railway statloni, nloiu nmount to over tho .W.00O, whllo there aro all of the other railroads in the State to make a report. Therefore the shlpmnnt of Chrlhtiuas trees bids fair to be much larger than the dealers claimed. WOULD INCREASE PRICE OF MARRIAGE LICENSES Chicago, Dec. 22, Bocause bridegrooms ore so full of Joy and hopo they won't object, Robert M, Swoltzer, county clerk, proposed tn the flnnnco committee to day that tho price of mnrrlago licenses be raised to the mine i-cule as dog li censes. A mnrrlago permit costs $1.50 and a dog Hcenso $3. "I don't sen why tho fee for a marriage license should not bo raised to the dig nity of that for 11 dog license," Mr. Sweltzer said. "A young mnn about to bo married Is so full of Joy nnd hope that 1 am suro few, If any would object." PRESENTS CHURCH WITH ORGAN The Congregational Church at Lyndon vllle hns been presented an Estcy orgun by Rny Newell of Duluth, Stlnn., as a unuirUl to tola father, OUvr Nowoll. HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT) THE NEWS Addison County MtDDLEBUP-Y ourt Thursday I a-.es to keep all o keep bury all I Tbt Addison county court wan reduced to divorce caica work and wan not oblo t th tlmo at that. Two cnsoi wrc hc-ud d-irliiff the day. Tho f!r.c of these was the case of Mnudo E. Perry Kujune JI. Perry. The plaintiff Hvoh with rwlw. llvos In Rlpton, where she wbm married 12 years oko to the defendant, who now tesldoo !n St. Johnsbut ..ompanyn business e previously had had of tho Standard Oil ... T,;. '. r rr' . .r:r;;: her hushnnd and has not Hlncc been 'Iv. i Intr with U.n and the petition was ! brought on the ground" of Intolerable so verJtr. Ira II. LaFlcur of Mlddlebury rep resented tho petitioner and Jamcw 1J, Donoway of Mlddlebury looked nftcr the financial Interest of tho husband, who .l,Un,1e"t0 l !l,lV"V.11,'"nt,!, l,rI",r? and from whom the petitioner asks ail mony. There uto no children. Decision was reserved In this case. At the after loon session was heard tho caso of MI, nle Hill vs. Charles II mil. Tnoy ItveJ together ojj man aril wife In Lincoln, and the man, who bad curried on farms there, left tho town h.r.d State last spring and Is now supposed to be In Springfield, Mass. This petition was brought on the ground of Intolerable severity. Allen R. Sturtovant was tho utorney for tho peti tioner and thero w. no appearance In bohulf of the husband. Thero aro no chil dren and nothing from which. to get ali mony. Tho bill was granted aftor tho completion of the testimony on the ground of Intolerable severity as set up lu the petition. German Hope, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. William Hopo of East Mld dlebury, had tho Index: finger of his left hand nmputated nt the first Joint Sunday evening by Doctors R. W. Prenttss and Jacob J, Ross. The young man was hitching a horse to a wagon and as ho attempted to hook the cockeye of one of tho tugs to the hook on the whlf fletrec tho horse suddenly started, crush ing his finger nnd making it necessary to amputate It. Allan Calhoun, who has been confined to tho house for a week, has so far recovered as to bo able to be at his storo again. Judge and Mrs. John E. Weeks wilt leave tnls week for Mont peller, whero they Intend to spend tho winter. Mrs. Henri' Pigeon has re turned from a two weeks' stay In Rut land nt tho homo of her daughter, Mrs. Rupert Taylor. Miss Reba Muxficld has gono to Brandon for a two weeks' vis It at tho home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira H. Maxfield. Mr. nnd Mrs. Ed gar Mooro of Fair Haven aro spending a fow days In Mlddlebury on their wed ding trip. Tho Misses Dorothy Newton and Evelj-n Houghton havo gone for a Christmas visit at their respective homes In Walllngford. Charles Howard lias gono to Ludlow to spend tho holiday sua- son n the home of his paronts, Mr. and Mrs. II. E. Howard. Miss Alice Pierre oml Miss. "T 'v .Button lia-o gone to Brandon to ujh! the holidays at their respective homes. Miss Alice Halpln nnd Miss Mtirlon Bliss, department teachers In the West Rutland high school, aro at their homes hero for a two weeks' vaca- tion. Reed Kendall and Milton L. Barnes have gone to Plttsford o spend the holidays with then- people. Miss Syl- via Lyon Is visiting In Manchester until after tho holidays. Miss Frances Bolger hns gone to Fair Haven to spend Christ- mas and New Year's at her home F!x- tensive repairs are being mudo on tho Myriek house on Franklin street. Miss Olive Waters has gone to West Rut land to spend the Christmas season nt tho home of her purents, Mr. and Mrs. Arlio W. Wators.-H.arry E. Brown Is In Rutland to spend Christmas at his homo In that city. Miss Angcllne Simpson has gono to Rutland for two weeks at the homo of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Simpson. .Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Russell of Bridport aro hero for a Christmas vis It at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. Lee Palmer. The need of the starving children of Armenia Is to have the attention of tho Protestant Sunday schools of Mlddlebury on Sunday evening, December 20. A pro- gram and pageant will bo put on by tho four schools. The program w ll nc ndn ri,-i-.w . . ... , lias reuirneii iruni .i oniii"icr. Tnrrc r vidua rd R?, , reC"at nS, bV lnd'- " Atten a meeting of the var- sJhnnt .S T frm CaCh.,f tha four'los enmitv clerks in the Rt-te -M!: schools. Also, the pageant will celebrate Ha, rector hns gnn to F.atr Hsvro the tercentenary of the landing of the for a cmip1(. nf .,.,, at tN, ,,.,, of Pilgrims, and their Influence on American her parents-Henry Presoott has re-ir 1 Ife. Their influence on the world at from a few davs' visit nt the hn- ' large Is to bo presented by the "coming Mrs. Julia Conkev In Or.fell. He we of tho nations' by persons costumed ap- 1 accompanied there bv his son. CharUs proprlately, with expressions of gratitude Preseott, of Proctor.-Hebert Leach .a and requests for more light. Among tho ' gono to North Rupert to spend the l-oll nations Is Armenia, who tells of her 1 nav vacation nt the home of his parents iragio neea ana appeals for America's help. A collection will be taken which will go to tho Near East relief treas ury. This Is separate from the "Hoover nrive. mat is to sur-nort the starving , Perelvsl of Rutherford, N. J., are t0w: children of Central Europe; this- goes to for a Christmas .-Islt with relat'ves - Mis Armenian children. 1 Minnie McDonald will spend Christina? In county court. Friday morning, tho In Rutland with her sister. Mrs. Tl'oma: divorce case of Christie M. Morgan vr. 1 Keith. Mr. and M'3. Kenneth Howan" Paul C, Morgan was tul'en up. Tl'y -.vore 1 of Ctmbrldge Ma.is , are here f-i- t married at East Mlddlebury by the Rev. , couple of weeks' holiday visit Mis Lib R. B. Holmes In October, 1017. Tho hus- 1 Winchester has pono to Rupert to Epe-ii band soon ontired the naval servlco of I thn holiday vacation nt the home A rei the Unite 1 .'U.i'.PK and his present whare-I parents.- Sir a John lowell has retuined abouts Is unknown and the wlfo has con- from the Fanny Allen hospital, where she tin yed to live for tho most of the tlmo recently underwent sn operation .:nrt !ij with her p.ireri3. Dr. and Mrs. Jab ' greatly ltr.pro.1.-Charles Grundy is Ir J. Ross of Mlddlebury. Tho divorce was 1 Panton, havlnp beer, called there ; the Immediately gianted nt the exclusion of ' death of his sister. Mrs. Hnrrlci S ai?;t. the testimony on tho ground sot up In ' Dr. William H. KliiKtley has na to the petition, which was adultery. There j Rutland to make his homo with Mr and Is ono child and Its custody was granted ; Mrs. C. M. "Johnson. Mt-i. G W. M.-ad la to th mother. Charles I. Button of Mid- at Su-xtons River, where she lai- In n for dlebury avus tho attorney for tho petl-1 several days, called there by tip i ".ness tloner. The husband nnd no rcprescnta- I "f "n uncle. tlon. The case on the Jury calender of Arthur P. Sorrell vs. Oliver E. Harrow and Benjamin V, Fisher and trustee, the National Bank of Vorgonncs. was en- tered settled nnd discontinued. Tho capo , of Emily Wymun nppellnnt vs. Truman J. Newton's estate was entered contin ued. Argument was resumed In tho mo tion to set usldo tho verdict In tho case of E. P. Emerson vs. J, F. Moody, Allen R. Sturtevunt argued at some length In favor of tho motion which was as strongly opposed hy Leroy C, Russell In bohnlf of tho plaintiff. At noon, In con sequence of tho funeral of John A. James of Weybrldge, tho court took a recess until thrco o'clock In order thnt all In terested parties might have an oppor tunity to attend tho services, Mlt.8 Terosa Ellis, daughter of Thomas Ellis of Seymour street, landed from Franco a few days ago in New York. Sho Is at present ln Burlington confined to tho houso by sickness at the home of relatives. Her father has not soon her slnco she was two years old. He recog nized her, though sho Is now 19, by tho mouns of pictures ho hnd received from year to year. As soon as sho gots well sho will como to Jtlddlebury and keop houiv (or him. The funeral of BY COUNT! Joslnh S. Chandler, who died at tho j niers iome Doeembor 13 and hrl mains were brought to Rlnfnn ThnrJ afternoon, was hold In tho Methil inurcn of that town Friday mnru , " .U "d ,, well nt.ei.ded McJTlrr' r""r,r r llUrr'' 0"'r''- There were many --c. ,iiv u'uiirio wore .torin Cof George Furr, Cuuncey 'e:nnn and C ton Hoynton. The liitcrreiit was In family lot In the rook district ee-pe The storeii In tivn ur nenemllv h somely decorated for th ('hrst:n'j , "Vn 7 'W"-'y ' ' M:f'r"x, i hn qimf. left'. "'!. people fr"m i count! y towm h'iv.1 'wn ci.i- r, large numbers, although 'i.iyr h ,n .!, i In? nnd ti e roads gtn-i-dlly ,.-e Ir. a u v pour condition. The pom Jirlee, per o!c .a also busy. Mls Kmlly C!s and ' -s Vclmn Gates of Pasadena, Cal't , in o attending Mlddlebury College, I- vo their aunt. Sirs. Win I. Jon,- .lullnn Hock has gnno to Wniilngfop1 to spend the Christmas holiday seasol 'ho honie of his father, the Rov. F i. Clock -Paul M. Ross has gone to Pi 't- ncv for two weeks nt tho home of Is parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Ro Frank R. Stone, long-time porter at ie Addison House. Is able to bo about a in after being ill most of the tlmo for o weeks with rheumatism. M'ss Ruth son has gone to Gninvllle, N Y., w she will nass the next two weeks at home of her parents. Karen Carlson f 1- re i? gone to West Rutland for two weeks T tho home of her parents, the Rev . id Mrs. Thomas A. Carlson. Thero wll. 'ie a Christmas festival of song at the morlal Baptist church this evenln -T, nrlmer H Brown has gone to V n chester Depot to spend tho holiday -son at the home of his parents, the I and Mrs. J. S Brown. Thero w'h b ,i "Md-nlght mas.-, at St. Mary's Church "r Christmas beginning at 12 o'clock FH y n'ght and wll' be masses on Ch-st' day nt S:."n and in o'clock M'ss foe 'a McDonourh hns cone to West Rutlani o spend tho holldavs at the home of r parents, Mr. and Mrs. John J. Vc Donough A number of carloads of i il of the various sizes havo been rceel M iero nt the coal vards, wlth'n the r xt few davs so that the coal shortage 1 -e has ceased to ex't for the n-ccit p M least Mrs, Page S. t'fford hns g -,e 'o Westfnrii io visit her parents, Mr. ' mI m-s. c. S. Gale. There w'll be a snee'al mretln- of v I dlcburv Grange, No. "13, roxt Wpilnpe, "venlnf at el-ht o'clock Th'rd and fnn h decrees w'll be conferreil on n larcre ch s The Indv ntT'eos' tenm w"l d" the we ' made up ns fellows; Master. ,''. K n Ba'n: over?-eftr, M"s Anna Keese I tii'er, Mks Marv Cndv: ch'n1aln A'ee Sevmonr; seemtnrv. mis HM' d Hunt: trensurer. Vr,. FVira AhV V; steward. Mrs. Ailee" Rose- as-is it siewnrrl. Mrs Jenn'e l-nimil' 1-iv sUtant stewn-d, Mrs. Host"-- Fasti Ceres. Mrs. APce Hiihb-"-d; F'n-n v " Mary Rlsette- Pomona Mrs. F.t'-pl w r- ton: n'mi'st. Mr:. M.iv .PpsRall ' - deree work, there will he a c"hHti it "vo"ram under the dlreot'on of Mrs ",r v Pvder. followed bv ref-ebmer,ts t , pert'n Fi-rell. teacher in the h'gh "chi 1 t Wate-hnrv, is In town on a t- o v-eeks' vaci1"" visit to be- nn-e"s " - nn1 WIMIam FTrell, Sr Rues i Ouncnn of rh'eapo Is in town for ri 1 w 'nvs w,tn n's Pnre"t. Mr. nnd ""rs C, T r"nran. Mr nnd Mrs. p. E. Crnne n d '''''er have gone to Pnncook N H n vlt her mother. Mrs. George Mnnsev - Mrs. Hirr'et fGranih- Stag?, w'dnw f Jnslnh Stager .d'ed at her home 'n Pant n Tnesdav afternoon nt two o'clock P ie "-rs 3 voars eld nd Is survived bv o r Elbert Stncrr of Pinfon. w'th whn-r, j,10 lived- n'so two brothers, Wipinm Grand v of Plttsbnrr-, Pa., and Charles Griniiv of Mlddlebury. The funernl services w'll Ke held at her lto boe Fr'dav mo-i'i "t 11 o'clock Rurlnl will be in t' e lir i Vrrv cc"oterv 'n Panton 'rs "tn g was born 'n Panton July- 11. 1537. and wis the daughter of Truman, and Poliv Oivr'rk) Ornilv. nnd,nlwnvs l'ved In Pnnton F-nncIs J. Donahue Is back from Berlin. N. II., where he has been for sev eral weeks engaged In making Insurance maps He will remain with his fam' bc-e on Frnnkl'n street until nfler Nc.v . . tears.-County Clerk Rufus 'Vnlnwr'i;' t , Mr. and Mrs. James A. Leach --Mr. an'. Mrs. Abraham Holcomb of Chlcag i ar ln town nnd will remain until after Nov Year's day. Mr. and Mrs. '"men T VEUGENNS Midnight muss will be cele brated Friday night at rU. . . er's Church. On Christmas Day mu.-'.s will bo celebrated at S:30 and lo-OO a m. Arthur Daniels of Burlington snc.i Ihe week-end with his parent. V.i"' and Mrs. M. II. Daniels. MIsb Marjoi-.i G. n nell of Colebrook, N, H., !s pus-i ; In week with her sister, Mrs. Mnt;' w ivn lols. Richard and Albert Cole. -. . 1 "tf at Dartmouth College, aro spei.i'i.i- tin holiday vacation with their pare , Dr and Mrs. Charles II. Colo. Miss Mar colla Radlgan, u teacher In tin- cr gonnoB school, is parsing the v tior with her parents ln Castloton. M s Md drcd Wymnn nnd friend Miss V . t Ladnbouch, of Burlington, spoil th week-end with MUs Wyman's m ' r Mrs. C. Wyman. The Misses A-tn ,1 Jonnlo Bristol of Mlddlebury spent :i day with tholr slstor. Sirs. H. C. He rick. Bucna Vista Camp, No. 80' , Mod ern Woodmen of America, will ' can! party this evening In its hall A stoel tiro cscapo Is being p i 11 tho rear of the Franklin Uuuse Mod (Continued uu pace 3)