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THE BARRE BAILY TIME
VOL. XVIII NO. 35. BARRE, VERMONT, FRIDAY, APRIL 2i, 1914. PRICE, ONE CENT. CARRANZA WILL FIND U. S. TROOPS READY TO FIGHT Rebel Leader's Veiled Threat Is Fol lowed by Significant Movement o Land Forces to the Mexican Border In Case He Decides to Fight Along With Huerta. UNITED STATES REFUSES TO LEAVE VERA CRUZ In Addition to Marines , and Warships Already There, Land Troops Are Be ing Moved to Vera Cruz Huerta Reported to be Preparing Attack on the City. Washington, D. C, April; 24. What effect the move ment of the land troops to Vera Cruz and the Mexican border, coupled with the renewal of the embargo on the shipment of munitions of war into Mexico, will have on the attitude of the constitutionalists, was one of the chief questions which confronted the Washington admmistra tion to-dav. It was realized that on the attitude, of Gen eral Carranza to a great degree hinged the extent of the military operations in Mexico. " The war department bustled with activity to-day, fol lowing the first' actual movement of the army in the " Mexican crisis, the departure of the fifth brigade of the first division from Galveston by transport for Vera' Cruz. Major-General Wood is in charge of the. movement. President Wilson told Chairman, Fitzgerald of the House appropriations committee that no appropriation is required for the present. Discussing the situation with a caller, the' president explained that no aggressive act . n .. 1 .1 1 1.-1 1 Al- A i to aggravate anairs wouia De iaKen vy uie American government. ' President Wilson made it clear also he has no inten tion as yet of calling for volunteers or of appearing before Congress to ask an extension of authority.. He further stated that the infantry and artillery sent irom uaiveston to Vera Cruz is not intended as an indication that the United States would develop a campaign against Mexico City, but should Huerta by some overt act provoke the ' A- J 11 Al - ...ill U ." American government iuriner uiere wm ue cununua lion of the efforts to obtain reparation. In the meantime, the officials also were apparently without any definite information regarding the plans of General Huerta, although the rumors continued that Gen eral Maas was preparing to attack Vera Cruz. Considerable uneasiness continued to be felt here over the reports of anti-American demonstrations in Mexico City, where there are still many American citizens. The whereabouts of Nelson O'Shaughnessy, who last night informed the state department he was leaving Mexico City with his passports, to-day was a matter of gome speculation. Secretary Garrison announced that a brigade of infantry and some artillery under Brigadier General Frederick Funs ton had been ordered to embark on the four army transports at Galveston for Vera Cruz, to support the expeditionary forces of marines and bluejackets there. The chance that General Maas, the fed eral general, might make a return at tack on Vera Cruz with re-enforcements, and the possible necessity of a forward movement toward Mexico City, to pro tect fleeing Americana and the Vera Crux railroad, were the underlying rea sons for the military movement. The restoration of the embargo on arms was officially announced after the pronouncement of General Carranza, the constitutionalist chief, that he regarded the seizure of Vera Cruz as a violation of Mexican sovereignty, had been consid ered by the. administration. While Mex ican constitutionalist here protested that Carranza 'a real attitude was friend ly, the American government decided to take no chances and abruptly stopped the shipment of all arms into Mexico. President Wilson earlier in the day bad issued a statement warning General Carranza that the United States was dealing now and would continue to deal with those whom Huerta commands, and "those who come to his support." Bear Admiral Fletcher nd American Consul' Canada are occupied at Vera Cruz in handling hundreds of American refugees. British and German vessels took off more than 1,200 refugees at Tampieo and a general exodus of Amer icans from Mexican cities was reported. The Senate in the meantime passed the House bill appropriating $500,000 to take care of American refugees. Sen ator Borah declared in the debate that a condition of actual war existed be tween the United States and Mexico. Senator Lodge and Week urged that the embargo be replaced along the en tire border. Rear Admiral Badger requested per mission to capture all Mexican gunboat and vessels carrying troops or ammuni-i tion for the aid of the Mexicans Vera Cruz. i round BOTH O'SHAUGHNESSY AND ALGARA LEAVE Former Went from Mexico City to Vera Crtii and tatter from Washington to Montreal En Route to ' Mexico. Washington, D. C, April 24. Nelson O'Shaughnessy, the American charge, left Mexico City for Vera Cruz last night on a special train escorted by General Huerta's chief of staff. The following telegram from Charge O'Shaughnesay was sent to the navy de partment bv Admiral Fletcher: . I am leaving Vera Cruz in a special train to-night accompanied by the staff of this embassy and a escort of Mex ican troops. The Mexican troops will accompany me until they are told tc stop by their commander. My train should arrive in the neighborhood of Vera Cruz, that is, at the place where the Mexican troops will leave me, some time during the morning. "I have the honor to request you that you will make the necessary arrange ments in order that the train may be permitted to enter Vera Cruz, and, if these be impossible, to make such ar rangements as may be dictated by cir cumstances in order that I may le per mitted to reach Vera Cruz after my Mexican detachment has left me. I shall be accompanied by (ieneral Corona, chief of the presidential staff, and other dis tinguished officers of the federal army, the reception of whom in a worthy man ner, I beg to leave to your courtesy. (Signed) "Nelson O'Shaughnessy." "Admiral Fletcher stated," said naw department officials, "that he would send hia chief of staff to meet O'Shaujihnessv and Mexican officials who are en route to Vera Cruz from Mexico City. Infor- VILLA DISPLAYS AFFECTION. Washington, D. C, April 24. "Just had interview with Villa. He wishes to salute you affection ately and say you need have no anxiety." This message was delivered to day to General' Hugh Scott, as sistant chief of staff of the army, from Docfr Carolos E. Husk of El Puso. mation was obtained by Admiral Fletch er that 300 federals are encamped 10 miles outside of. Vera Cruz and. that General Maas lias about 5,000 men at Soledad." ' A. Algara R. De Terreros, the charge of the Mexican embftssy, who was hand ed his passports by Secretary Bryan yes terday, left Washington at re: If) o clock this morning for loronto, Canada, ac companied by Chief Flynn of the United Mates secret service. , SPREAD OUT LINES ABOUT VERA CRUZ Americans Control Radius of at Least Five Miles and Include Water Station to the Southwest. Vera Cruz, April 24. The American marines and bluejackets controlled to day a radius of at least five miles around the town of Vera Cruz. Normal comli tions have been resumed except for the presence, of large armed forces. The outposts were pushed further out in a southerly direction early this morning to the water supply station at Tejar, and marines were sent to control the pipe lines into the city. Within the city shipping has almost ceased. SPECIAL SERVICE SQUADRON. Has Been Formed for Service on East Coast of Mexico. Washington. D. C, April 24. Secre tary Daniels late .yesterday issued or ders forming a special service squadron for service on the east coast of Mexico. Rear Admiral Cameron MeR. Winslow has been selected to command, and will hoist hit flag on the New York, which will leave Sunday or Monday to. join the fleet now in Mexican waters. The special service squadron will con sist of the battleships New York and Texas, armored cruisers Washington and Montana, and other smaller vessels. Admiral Winslowr who lias been chos en to command the special service Bqtiad- ron, is now at the naval war college at Newport. It laid been generally under stood that he was to succeed Admiral Badger in command of the Atlantic fleet upon the relief of that officer. the special relief squadron is com posed of vesels ranging from the most powerful battleships in the world, the New York and Texas, to the tiniest gun boat, such as the Petrel and Eagle. This squadron, starting with 16 vessels and ikely to be augmented to 40, will be serviceable for blockading pnrposes and the smaller craft will be used for in shore work. WANTS RECEIVER TO SELL PROPERTY And Close Up -Many of the Suits in Which Empire Company Is Party .. Libersont Case Was Also Heard. Several cases involving Barre parties were heard in chancery court at Mont pelier yesterday afternoon, including the Empire Granite & Quarry company vs. Patrick M. Crowley and others and the same plaintiffs against A. C. Blanehard and others, Parry & Jones vs. the Em pire Quarry company and Sibson vs. the tmpire Granite company. ' In the last named case the plaintiff asked that the receiver, Thomas H. Cave, jr., bo permitted to dispose of the property and objected to continuing the case longer without bonds. Several par ties interested said through their attor neys that they didn't care if the prop erty was sold. Judge Slack reserved decision but suggested that the petition be amended so that the receiver can dispose of some of the numerous lawyers in the cases as well as some of his claims. A motion that the case of Julia Lib ersont vs. George Libersont, suit for $12 a week for support of the petitioner niiu uci nurc runuieil, ue UIHIIIlsneu on the ground that the parties were living together agin was denied by. Judge MacK and an order was issued for the hbellee to pay the $12 stipulated. In stating this case, Mrs. Libersont's attorney said that he.case for separate maintenance is pending in the court and an order was made for the husband to pay $12 a week. Later Mr. Libersont went back to live with his family and the alimony order was discontinued. It was alleged by him that for some time Mr. Libersont had done nothing to sup port his wife or send his children to school and that the family baa been at times without sufficient food. So the wife asked for a fair sum to support herself and children. Attorney for the libellee said that Mr. Libersont had an interest in a quarry but that bis interest was tied up by an injunction; a receiver was appointed and Mr. Libersont has no money to pay nis mils. tne attorney thought some thing ought to be done in the receiver ship matter,". After hearing the attor neys, Judge Slack Wade the order as above stated. In the case of Wetmore A Morse com pany ap. vs. estate oi u. r. Kyle, an appeal from the commissioners, the statement was made that the property over which the parties were quarrel ing had been buriut; there was no in surance and there was nothing left to tight about. Hence there was no cause to take into court. The case of I). W, Cooler vs. Eastern Tale company was removed to the United States district court, on request of the defendant on the ground that the defendant is in another state; the plain tiff agreed to the proposjtion. ODD ACCIDENT CAUSED DEATH. VERA CRUZ VICTIM WAS A VERMONTER Rufus E. Percy, Who Received Mortal Wound, Was Born in Highgate Cen ter, Where He Had Lived Most of His Life. Concord. N. II.. April 24. "My son died a patriot." In this thought, which she expressed in words, does Mrs. Miles Percy seek to lighten the load of grief which has prostrated her since yester day morning, when she first learned that her son, Rufus E. Percy, had died of mortal wounds received at Vera Cruz. Rufus E. Percy, U. S. M. C, wa born in Highgate Center, Vt., on June 9, 1H01. He completed his education in the high school of that town and came to Con cord with bis mother and brother, G. 'leveland Percy, three years ago. In January, 1011, he enlisted in the ma rine corps, and since that time has been stationed on several ships in Cuban wa ters, Panama and in Central and South America. Morton J. Hammell Bumped Forehead Entering Car at .Montpelier. 'r Burlington, April 2-k Murton J. Ham mell, representative for the Internation al . Harvester company, died yesterday at the Mary Fletcher hospital after a 10 days illness, death being caused by malignant? endocarditis. He was taken ill at the New Sher wood, where he was accustomed to stop on his visits to thin city, and on Tues day morning was removed to the hos pital. He was 34 years of age and was unmarried. The body will be taken early this morning to Massena., N. Y., where the burial will be made Saturday. Mr. Hammrl is survived bv his par ents. Mr. and Mrs. James F. llammell of Brasher Falls, X. Y.; and by three sis ters and three brothers, the Misses Anna and Sarab Hammell of Brasher FaJls, and Miss Mary M. Mammell of Syra cuse. N. Y., M. T. Hnmmell of Utica, Arthur Hammell of Massena and Wil liam Hammell of Brasher Falls. Early this month Mr. Hammell, who was a good deal over six feet tall, struck his forehead on entering a train at Montpelier and suffered a severe nose bleed, which continued until he reached the hotel in this city. Since then he had been in poor health and it is thought that the endocarditis was brought on by the accident. CHANGE IN C. V. SCHEDULE. One Train Southbound Will Be Discon tinued. St. Albans, April 21. The new sched ule of pasHcnger trains on the Central Vermont, which becomes effective Sun day, May 3, carries several changes of interest to the traveling public. I ram No. IS, southbound, now leav MAKE VERMONT WHOLLY DRY Is Purpose Behind Appoint ment of Methodist .Temperance Agent REV. H. G. HOWARD IS LIKELY TO BE. NAMED An Appeal Is Made to Raise $300,000 in Behalf of Montpelier Seminary Hardwiek, April 24. At the forenoon session of the Vermont" Methodist con ference in session here, Bishop Leete gave a talk on "The Loving of God with the Mind. Afterwards five candidates. graduates of the prescribed conference course, were elected elders. They are: Rev. Orlo E. Barnard of Albany, Rer. Harmon H. Corsey of West Berkshire, Rev. Glenn W. Douglass of .Glover, Rev. George H. Lock of Sheldon, and Rev. Charles M. Redstone of Waitstield. It was voted to continue Rev. E. O. Thay er, D. D., of Los Angeles, Cal., former ly of Barre, in the supernumerary rela tion with the. conference. Bishop Leete was requested bv the conference to ap point Rev. H. G. Howard of Waldcn tem perance agent for the conference, the agent to co-operate with other bodies in wild m&m TRAiVLE U.S. FLAG going to get done giving to Montpelier seminary? I have heard the story of need ever since I was a child. 1 re ply: 'JiiBt when do you want "to get done oenijT a partner in this kind of bus iness? When do you want to get done helping the best young people this world ever saw climb to a place of power? When do you want to get done sending forth the living stream of humanity which for 80 years has been blessing the world?'" The program presented by the school was as follows: Ordfcn selection, Profes sor Lewis J. Hathaway; male quartet, Albert 1. freeman, '14, ot Middlesex, Tracy B. Slack, '17, of Fairlee, Robert Parker, '15, and Charles Parker, '14, of Montgomery; reading, Miss Marguerite Ray Albertson, instructor in elocution; piano solo, "Romance," (F. Addison Por ter) Miss, Flora M. Boyce, '14, of W. tt'rbury; reading, Albert T. Freeman: vocal solo, "Happy Song," (Del Reigo) Miss Ann MeGuidwin, instructor in vo cal musk; selection, male quartet; duet, cornet and trombone, Charles and Rob ert Parker; reading, Miss Albertson; organ and pamo, "Serenade, (Widor) Miss Boyce, Professor Hathaway; selec tion, male quartet; vocal solo, Miss Me The school had an excellent exhibit of work, including crayons, oil paintings and water colors. . Supt. Dnkeshire's Report. Superintendent Dukeshire of the St. Albans district presented his report yes- tcraay in pan as louows: Sorrow and Sickness. "In giving my report for the district bringing the state to the adoption of a year Wt year thore were n0 death8 j statewids prohibitory liquor law. A resolution was passed expressing hearty accord with W, 11. Jeffreys of fcast Burke in his campagin for the -restora tion ot the liiblo to the public schools. Rev. W. S. Smithers of. Orleans, treas urer of the conference trustees, gave his report, which referred to a balance of more than $14,000. The report of the committee on moral reform expressed rejoicing at the con stantly increasing powers of the temper ance movement, endorsed the action of the trustees of the Vermont Anti-Saloon league in urging that the people shall have an opportunity to vote on a pro hibitory law, and "pledged tho confer ence's support in a campaign for re submission of the issue to the people. lfy appointment. Kev. (i. Jt. Imssou of Kssex Junction, W. G. Brown of St. Al bans and G. A. Edgerton of Xorthfield were constituted trustees of the league from the conference. A resolution, also adopted, will be sent to the postmaster general at Washington, calling upon the poHtonice department and upon congress men for their aid in nexcluding liquor ad vertisements from the United States mails. Toward the close of the session, Dr. Guy Potter Benton of the University of V ermont spoke briefly, congratulating the conference on its action in favor of Montpelier seminarv and pledging his support in the effort to raise $300,000 for the purpose of placing the seminary on a firmer footing. At the clergyman's request, it was voted to continue next year Rev, A. W. Ford of Windsor from the active to the retired list. Mr. Ford s chaplain of the state prison. This afternoon a meeting of the Lay association was held in the Congrega tional church. V. A. Irish of Enosburg Falls presided and Dr. Benton spoke on The Challenge of the Church to Men. At the Methodist church the anniversary f the Women's Foreign Missionary so- ietv was observed. Mrs. J. M. Jeffords of Enosburg Falls presided and the Maker was Rev. Dr. F. A. Lendnim of St. Albans. Plea for Montpelier Seminary. Reporting for the special committee on Montpelier seminary lute yesterday aft ernoon. Rev. William Shaw urged an ef fort to raise 5300.0(h) to pay all debts of the school, to rnvt and equip newj buildings and add 100,000 to the pres-1 ent endowment. He also asked that the committee assume the full educa tional apportionment and that certain sums be rebated to students from con tributing charges towards their tuition at tho seminary. The report was unani mously adopted by the conference. During the afternoon . Rev. J. W. Hatch, principal of the institution, took the floor and spoke in behalf of the in stitution, saying in part: "The increased attendance is indicated by the fact that the tuitions are $1,200 our parsonage homes and ministerial ranks. It is different now. Rev. C D. Lance, strong, fearless, aggressive, suc cessful, devoted, minister of Jesus Chrint was appointed to our church at St. Al bans. He didn't come. For reasons we do not know God called him into the service of the heavenly life. Gripped by a fatal illness, he staggered home from last year's conference, and in a little more than two weeks', time joined the church that is without spot or blem ish before the throne of God. We miss him from our midst to-day. "Mrs. Lillia J. Davis, wife of Rev. Mobs in the Streets of Mex ico City Went to Highest Pitch of Excitement When Informed That American Troops Had Landed at Vera Cruz 'DEATH TO AMERICANS' THEY SHRIEKED The Americans Left in the Capital City Are in Criti cal Situation, According to Refugees Arriving at Vera Cruz To-day ; (Continued on third page.) PLAN ANNIVERSARY OBSERVANCE. to Mexico City,' Via Refugee Train to Vera Cruz, April 24. Moba in tha streets of Mexico City are ' trampling under foot the Stars and Stripes and threatening American pedestrians. When the refugee train carrying 500 fugitives of various nationalities left for Vera, Cruz, tha position of the Americans left in the federal capital was regarded as critical since Nelson O'Shaughnessy and the American army and navy represen tatives were to leave on Thursday night. Immediately after the landing of the American bluejackets and marines at Vera Cruz had been made known by the newspaper extras, crowds began to gath er and at duisk the mob appeared in front'of the American club, smashed the, windows, howled insults at the Ameri cans inside and threatened to' assassin nate all. Until early morning bands of. excited Mexicans marched the streets singing the national anthem and shout ing: "Death to the Americans." An American jewelry store whs looted while the police looked on. The, news papers, probably acting under the direc tions of Huerta, issued extras printing dispatches saying that El Paso, Laredo, Nogales and other places had been takeif by the Mexicans who had gained a great victory also at Vera Cruz, where they expected to suround and drive tho American invaders into . the"ea. "The . papers also declared that the battleship Louisiana had been sunk by a torpedo.. The refugee train took' 20 hours to make the journey from Mexico City to Vera Cruz. Barre Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Hold It Next Monday. Odd Fellows and Rebekahs of Barre and vicinity "will unite next Monday evening in the observance of the ninety fifth anniversary of the founding of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Wherever the order has taken root," the day is to be celebrated and the pro moters of the observance here are seeing to it that the occasion shall be appro priately marked. Invitations have been issued to a large number of people and the gathering is expected to be one of the most notable reunions of the order j ENGLAND MAY Iti Dilute inner, liir IfUIIUIuai DI-RM-r of the evening is to be Dr. W. .Jf. Bryant of Ludlow, himself a prominent member of the order and a man who is well versed . in Odd Fellowship. Un doubted he will deal largely with the history and functions of the fraternijy in America. His address will be a part of a program of musical and literary numbers. Among those who are to con tribute to the program are the follow ing: Mrs. C G. larr, piano solo; Miss Mary Patterson, vocal solo; reading. Dr. F. M. Lynde; vocal solo. George F. Mackay; vocal solo. Miss Glee Wood. The committee in charge of the anni versary consists of Frank W. Jackson, P. G. R., Alexander Duncan, (i, H., and John McDonald. Hiawatha . lodge, No. 20, I. O. O. F. is the entertaining lodge. COUGHED BADLY DURING NIGHT. SUGGEST SOLUTION British Charge at Mexico City Starts for Vera Cruz Under Orders From His t Superiors to Meet Admiral V Fletcher. - ATTACKING AMERICAN RESIDENTS. Mexican Federals and Populace Active at Ensenada. San Diego, Cal April 24. Telegraphic dviees from American Consul Guyant tell of anti-American, rioting at Ensen ada, where the. Mexican federals and popflftec, according . to the report, were ttacking the Americans, the monitor Cheyenne, now in the San Diego harbor, will leave immediately under rush or ders for the Mexican city. j WOULD ACT AS ARBITRATOR. King Alfonso Ready to Be the Peace maker If Wanted. Madrid, April 24. King Alfonso of Spain is said to have expressed a willing ness to act as arbitrator between the United States and Huerta if agreeable to both sides. intr here at 11:45 a. m. is discontinued, while a new train, No. 4, will leave here week .larger than last year. We have a liar days at 4 p. trt. running local to White monious. hard working and effective fac River Junction. Train No. 10 will leave here week days at 10 p. m. carrying a sleeper from Montreal to Boston." Train No. 6, now leaving at 10:53, will leave at 11:45 p. m. and run ex press, stopping only at Essex and Mont pelier Junction for the branch connec tions. The afternoon train for Riehford will leave at 1:10 instead of 2:30 p. m. and returning, leaves Riehford at 2:40, arriv ing here at 3:55 p. m. to connect with No. 4 train south. GUERNSEY CATTLE BREEDERS. Formed State Organization with CoL Herbert T. Johnson, President. Representative breeders of Guernsey rattle of the state met yesterday at the Pavilion hotel in Montpelier and organ bed a Vermont Guernsey Breeders asso ciation. Col. Herbert T. Johnson of Bradford was elected president; Elbert C. Tenney of Brattfrboro, vice president; Mark H. Moody of Watrrbury, secre tary and terasurer: and Edward R. An drews of Putney, Dr. George Chamber lin of South Newbury, Irving W. Bates of East Barre and J. P. Ramsey of Char lotte an executive committ"e. Superintendent Bishop of the advenced registry department of the American Guernsey Cattle club was present and gave interesting information about the supervision of the performance of Mr. C'assatt's Guernsey cow of Berwvn. Pa.. which now hold the world's record of Trsin No. 18, southbound, which to be discontinued, is that which is met at Montpelier Junction by the Barre branch train leaving Barre at 1:50 p. m. Otherwise Emperor Francis Joseph's ' Condition Is Unchanged. Vienna, Austria, April 24. Tho rest of Emperor Fratfris Joseph was dis turbed again lsst night by constant coughing, according to the official re port, but otherwise there was no change in the monarch's condition. London, April 24. The Mexican City correspondent of the Daily ' Telegraph in a cablegram dated Thursday says:- A telegram from Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, the British ambassador at Washington, was received at the British legation yesterday, as a result of which the Brit ish charge, Thomas B. Hohlr, started for Vera Cruz. , "It is understood that Mr. Hohlcr's . mission is to meet Admiral Fletcher and enter into negotiations with him regard-, ing a possible attempt to solve the Mex ican difficulty through the intervention of British diplomacy. "However surprising this news may seem it is not regarded at the American legation as being without foundation, as it is believed that the United States cannot wish to repel any suggestion for an honorable solution." . IS BAHRE TO HAVE THAT NEW HOTEL? DEATH OF DUXBURY WOMAN. Mrs.. William Richards Passed Away After Lcnj Illness. Duxbury, April 24. Mrs. William Richards died this morning at her home on the Moretown road after a long ill ness with anaemia. She was bom in Bolton and spent her early life there, encaging in teaching and later going to other places in pursuit of the same occu pation. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Deavitt and was a niece of T. J. Deavitt of Montpelier. Twenty-eight years ago she was mar ried to William Richards and most of the time they lived in luxbury. She leaves her husband and two daughters, the latter beinf Miss Jessie of New York, state and Miss Ethel, who lives at home. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, and interment will be in the Phillips cemetery in Dux bury. Weather Forecast. Fair to-night,, and . Saturday inrreas insr cloudiness: warmer in the interior. all breeds for production of butter fat. Moderate shifting winds. ulty. Our college preparatory work is of the highest type. The business an'l stenographic departments are weil equipped and highly efficient. ' The art department, well represented here, has increased nearly 100 "pr cent within the year. The departments of elocution and music ' wers never stronger than now and are not surpassed, if indeed they are equalled, in all New England. The two Christian associations and the four de bating societies are doing excellent work. The school spirit is fine. In the midst of thin generally gratifying situation there are several noticeable cases of im provement in scholarship and morals which are the joy and pride of the whole school. I am hnppy with my pupils amy faculty and the old faf-manon lor edu cational work is getting hold of me. There is nothing on earth so interesting as to observe the intellectual and moral growth of a young man or woman and to be a factor in the same. It is a thing which does not just happen uncaused. It is something for which some nuiift sive their vcrv life. Without sacrifice thore is no redemption in this buiness. "We have a very superior student body. How could it be other when it is composed of the sons and daughters of Vermont, the stflte' that leads all others in the nation, according to its population, in the number of its citizens who hn come to distinction, s shown by 'Who's Who in America.' The blood of their fathers and mothers courses in the veins. of these sons and daughters. have never seen a student body any where near its equal in brain power and high purp"c- -rc u"h lire- worth in vesting in for their own sakes and for the sake of the kingdom It is a fair question I ask you Where can Vermont money be better invested than in giving the clear-headed, clean-hearted, ambi tious Vermont Ikivs and girls fair chance to develop the might powers that stir in brain and heart? "I hcaf people say: 'When are we ever 4 City 13 Asked Merely for Exemption from Taxation for Five Years and Not For Donation of the Site Meeting Comes To-night. Is Borre to have a new hotel the com ing summer? The answer lies in the outcome of the vote to be taken in spe cial city meeting to-night on the ques tion of exempting the proposed hostelry of the Barre Hotel company from taxa tion for a period of five years. So much has been said on both sides of the ques tion that its every phase has been given a thorough airing. Most voters will go to the polls to-night wholly familiar with the situation. But for the sake of informing that element which stays at home on special meeting night, it may be stated that a majority of 705 must be in- favor of the exemption, else the proWt will go no further, (hit of a mas of facts and figures hedging around the question this much is certain: There will be no new .hotel withput exemption; and there will be no exemption, under the law, unless the majority for it numbers 705. It is up to the voters to decide whether the city's public assets are to be increased without n additional expense of one cent to the city, or whether the proposal which a few men have made is to be rejected summarily. A misapprehension has overtaken some that the city is to be asked to donate the site of the hotel. , This is absolutely without foundation. The city is asked only to act favorably on the fourth' article in the warning for the meeting, i. e., to exempt the property for five years. That is the sum and substance of the sole request the incorporators have made to the city. As has .been ex-, plained before, a single year's taxes at the expiration of the five year period will mean a larger revenue for the city than five years' taxes on a vacant lot. Likewise, exemption would not be fol lowed by an increase in the tax rate, so it will be seen that as a dollar-and-cents : proposition no man stands to lose a sin-., gle penny. SAMPLE BALLOT FOR TO-NIGHT Will the City of Barre vote to exempt from tax ation for a period of five years the proposed New Hotel Property, to be erected on the. vacant lot on Washington Street, adjoining the Aldrich Public Library, commencing with the year 1915?' YES NO Name of Voter..: WARD.