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Great War Which Was
to an End, More Than
tilities Ceased WitlTthe Signing of the Armi'
stice, Nov. 11, 1918.
Treaty Goes into Force Without Action by the
United States, and the League of Nations
Provided Therein Will Come into Being at
Session to Be Held Next Week.
Paris, Jan. 10. The treaty of Versailles, making peace be
tween Germany and the ratifying allied powers, was put into
effect at 4:15 o'clock this afternoon by the exchange of ratifi
cations. ' v
The entire ceremony, which took place in the Clock hall at
the French foreign ministry, was completed by 4:16 o'clock.
Previously Baron Kurt Von Lersner, head of the German
mission, signed the protocol "of Nov. 1, providing for reparations
for the sinking of the German warships at Scapa now and to
insure the carrying out of the armistice terms. The signing of
this document occurred in the office of the minister of foreign
affairs. ' '. . " . .- .
Baron Von Lersner and Herr Von. Simson, the other Ger
man representatives, were among the last of .those to arrive at
the foreign ministry tor the day's ceremonies. They passed
into the foreign officeshortly after Premier Clemenceau, who,
a3 usual, was given an ovation when he stepped out of hi3 car.
The delegates assembled in the private office'of the minister
of foreign affairs, where, at a secret session the protocol was
signed at 4:09 o'clock, r - : , ..
Led by Premier Clemenceau, the delegates then filed into the
famous Clock room, where were held the plenary sessions of the
peace conference that fixed the terms of the treaty. Baron Von
Lersner arid Herr Von Simson were the last to enter the room
and the first to sign the minutes recording the exchange of
The proceedings began without cere
mony, Premier Lloyd George of Great
Britain following the German delegates
at the signature table. He was suc
ceeded by Premier Clemenceau of
France who, on returning to his seat
.after signing, stopped in front of Bar;
on Von Lersner and Herr Von Simson.
The German representatives arose and
bowed to M. Clemenceau, who said a
few words which were inaudible to' the
spectators. The. premier then passed
to his place without shaking hands.
" This incident was watched with the
most intease interest in a dead silence.
It was noticed that Baron Von Lers
ner made a movement as if to put out
his hand, but seemed to check himself
as he saw that M. Clemenceau kept his
proy-gloved hands at his sides.
Peaceful relations between Germany
and the greater number of the nations
engageA in the great war, were estab
lished by the action taken at Paris to
day. The peace treaty now goes into
effect as Between Germany and those
powers that have finally ratified it
Great 'Britain, France, Italy, Japan,
Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala,
Peru, Poland, Niam, Czechoslovakia
and Uruguay. -
Great Britain was the first of the
five great powers represented in the su
preme council of the peace conference
to take such action, being followed in
succession by France, Italy and Japan.
The United States, alone of, the "big
five, has not ratified the treaty. As
the list shows, final ratifications have
been given by most of the smaller pow
ers signatory todhe treaty. China did
-not sign the document, because of her
objection to the Shantung provisions,
but proclaimed a state of peace with
The all-important ratification by
Germany was given on July ft, 101!, the
day following which President Wilson
presented the treaty to the United
Mates Senate.
Makin f Treaty Started Not. 11, 1918
The making of the peace which now
becomes etleotive ,wa oegun snorny
after the conclusion ff the armistice of
Vt II lfilH which ended the CTeat
war. The treaty of Versailles, as it
has beeome known, was signed in the
historic Versailles palace on June iW.
1 T 1 1. The lonz interval between the
npnil.liu of the peace conference at
v.r:llr on Jan. IH. 10W. and the
.iirnin-j f the treaty, was occupied
with almot daily conferences on its
provision between the representatives
of the nations which had been at war
with tiermany r had broken relations
with her. the'principu! parts being tak
rn bv delegates of France. Ureat Brit
'in. Ha!y, Japan and the United State.
Th 6rt important work completed
v the drawing up of the enveuant of
the tag'te of naliomi, which was fin
1 : ' : ";
" I I II - ' " ''-, .
Started in 1914 Comes
a Year After the Hos
ished on Feb. 14. i The German' repre
sentatives were invited to Versailles
during April after the draft of the
terms of peace had been completed.
They received the treaty on May 7.
The treaty not only defines thj terms
of peace with Germany but contains
the league of nations covenant and the
provisions for the international .labor
organization. The document comprises
15 parts, with numerous annexe. It
provided that as soon as it had been
ratified by Germany and three of the
principal allied and associated powers,
nroeoHs vernal nf the ricnotot of ratift-
r. - - , i -
cations should be drawn, up from the
date of which the treaty wouia come
into force as between the powers which
had ratified it. The treaty will enter
into force for each other power at the
date of the deposit of its ratification.
In October last a stiflicieiit number of
powers had ratified the treaty to com
ply with the requirements for its effec
tiveness. Because of the sinking of the
interned German warships by ,thcir of
ficers and crews at Scapa Flow, how
ever, and the failure of the Germans to
live up to some of the armistice terms,
the allies on Xov. 1, demanded that be
fore the treaty was put into effect Ger
many should sign 1 protocol providing
for reparation for the destruction of the
warships end guaranteeing the carrying
out of the armistice terms.
Since that time the question of the
nrntnml and nartieularlv the repara
tion provisions in it, have beet under
negotiation between allied supreme
council and the German government. It
was only within the past lortnigni mat
the situation began to clear, an adjust
ment of the tonnage demands upon
Germany being reached. y
Many Peace Acts Now Start.
With I h tnlrincv ,ffeif nf th frpjlttf
- r. - j
. I t . 1 1 . : .
a uumwr oi commission cicaieu uy n
springing into existence, the league of
natiiini will Ki-iri n tn function It V th
calling of the first meeting of its coun
cil and preparations will he hastened
for the taking of plebiscites "in the
areas where the population is to have
the opportunity of determining whether
. . . !!
meir territories snail separate iron
Germany and take on another allegi
ance. Of the commissions now beginning
their work probably the most impor
tant is the reparations commission,
which will do a great amount of the
labor incident to the execution of the
treaty, its special duty heing to reg
ulate Germany's payment of indemni-
fimtion durinz the next 30 rears
Irfinortant also will be the commis
sions dealing with the Sarre valley,
Rhenish territories, upper Silesia,
Teschcn and Schleswig. Boundary com
missions whieh are to fix upon the spot
the new boundaries of Germany with
Klrium the Sarre basin. Poland and
Czccho-Slovakia are to be appointed
within 15 days.
A -needy development following the
Minn of t-Hv is exnected to he the
presentation to Geriflany of the list of
war criminals to t aemanaca Dy ine
allies for trial under the treaty. It
has been reported rei'ently that this
IU hm hrn ronsiderabl v cut down
from th oripinaliy proposed IJJuO
name. It will Mill' name the former
lierman rrowi prince and Crown Prince
of Cvaria, however, it is
PresWils'on Is to Issue the
: Formal Notice of the
Council Meeting
Supreme Council Decided
on the " Preliminaries of
League Meeting To-day
Paris, Jan. 10. The putting of the
league of nations into being, which will
be one of the immediate consequences
of the exchange of ratifications of the
treaty of Versailles, w ill oecdr in Par
is at J0:30 o'clock on the morning of
Friday, Jan. 10, the supreme council
decided to-day. ;
Anibassador Wallace cabled this de
cision of the council to President Wil
son so that the president might issue
the formal notice of the meeting of the
council of the league, to be held on the
date named.
The first meeting of the council will
be called to order and presided over
by Leon Bourgeois, the representative
of France in the council. He will de
liver a brief address. Earl Curzon, the
British foreign secretary, who will rep
resent Great Britain t the meeting,
also will speak.
United States, However, WiUf Not Be
Represented at the First
Meeting. .
, Washington, D. C, Jan. 10. Presi
dent Wilson is expected to sign the
call for the first meeting of the league
of nations council immediately after
receiving notice from Ambassador Wal
lace that the first session has been
fixed for next Friday. The United
States, however, will not be represented
at the meeting, as the treaty has not
ben ratined by tnc oenaie.
, Provision for the president to issue
the call for the initial meeting of the
council ia made in the peace treaty and
officials explained that in signing the
call Mr. Wilson would not be acting in
his capacity as president of the u nited
States. ' '
The coming into force of the treaty
through exchange of ratification to-day
between Great Britain", France, Italy
and Germany will not affect the United
states, officials said. While technically
the state of war between this country
and Germany still exists, trade between
,.. miitii ri- resumed some months
ago and is steadily increasing, particu
larly the export movement irora me
United States.
The United States, however, will not
be represented on any of the various
commissions set up by the treaty for
Mm- rin nut lis terms nor can mis
country send consular agents into Ger
many until the state ot war is enueu. j
To Bcstore the Before-the-War Rela
tions, So Far as Has Been
" Learned in Paris.
r,; Jan. 10. Although the ex
change of ratifications of the Versailles
iruiv i hi final act that restores be-
fore-the-war relations between Germany
and France, no arrangements havo ucen
made by ticrmany, so far as tan he
ascertained here, to resume peace rela
tions with France.'
Reports liaving been circulated un
challenged for some time to the effect
tht k'nrt Von Lersner. head of the
(ierman delegation, would be designat
ed as first German charge aanairs, u
had become accepted as a taci. io
Von Lernser, however, tout tne awmi-
ted Press to-day he had not neen
named for the post and was in utter
ignorance of the intentions of his gov
ernment. After the exchange ot ratra-
cattons of the treaty. Premier llemen
ceau will hand to Baron Von Lersner
the following letter:
"Paris, Jan. 10. Now that the pro
tocol provided for by the note of Nov. 2
has. been signed by qualified represen
; th (German government and
in consequence the ratfik-ationa tf the
treaty of Versailles nave oeen uepwo.-
ed, the allied and associated powers
wish to renew, to the German govern
ment their assurance that while neces
sary reparations for the sinking of the
German fleet in Scapa Flow will be ex
acted, they do not intend to injure me
vital economic interest of Germany.
On this point, by this letter, they con
firm h declarations which the ceneral
secretary of the peace conference was
charged w ith making orany to me pres
ident of the German delegation on
Dec. 23."
The letter gives details of the com
pensation for the vessels sunk in Scapa
Fhfw, as modified, which already have
been made public.
reported, while the treaty itself ar-r.i.T-.
f.imwr I'mneror William "for a
supreme offense against international
morality and the sanctity of treaties."
and provides f.r a special tribunal to
. u,. f ,r h; nrrmnAfT Kna been
akcd from the government of Holland.
In Austria, Poland and Ar
menia, Proposed by -Sac.
Proposal Was Presented to
Consideration of Con
gress To-day
Washington. IX C, .tan. 10. Authori
ty to ativanee l.VI,000,000 for food re
lief in Austria, Poland and Armenia
was asked of Congress to-day by Sec-
retay Glass.
Three Premiera in Parte Are Consider
ing That Matter, While Other
Officials Took Up Minor
, i . ' r in T1. cnni-nmA ramncil
J HOD, II. I - I r ..'.
has found that since the arrival in Par
is of Premiers Lloyd George and Nitti
its order of business has been so in
creased that a divisiim of labor ap-
. l t .. k -..arv in nrder to fa-
cilitate action during the short time
the British and Italian premiers wrre
able to remain in Paris. Consequently,
on liie proposal oi mr.
the council has divided into two parts,
the premiers, Clemenceau, Lloyd George
and Nitti, meeting separately for con-
Hiarrnl'iuii w n"o i -------
HimuIlnneoUHly " Ear! Curzon, the
Britibh foreign irretary, Vittorio
i.' i I.. f !;,. oreiirn tl i n Uff V . .TulA
Canibon.tneral -lecrHary to the Frcnrh
ministry oi ioieij;ii iinn,
sui, the Japanese ambassador, and
liun v. . oiin-", -
bassador, met independciUly and took
up the reports of commixsions on the
demand of the Serbians and Ruma
nians for the revision ot the Hungarian
peace treaty. - A report which recom
mended the rejection of the demands
was approved by this section of the
If Elected President of France He Plans
to Cross the Ocean to Carry
on Campaign. .
Paris, Jan. 10 (Havash Georges Cle
menceau is said to intend, if he is
elected president of the republic, to
cross the Atlantic to carry on in the
United States a "vigorous campaign" in
behalf of the league of nations, af cord
ing to the newspaper Evcnement.
For the Rhode Island Suburban Rail
way Co. at Providence.
K T.. Jan. 10. Presiding
Justice Tanner in the superior court
. . r. , 1 Tf I.I f
to-day appointed loiunei raium
Gross and Benjamin A. Jackson as
for the Rhode Is?
land Suburban Railway company. The
decree was entered upon appucuiion vi
,(.. I'ninn Trnat CiiniDBtlV of this Citf.
holders of mortgage bonds. The court
also allowed the t entrai i nion nuni
.-- f Vow York .to be made a
party to the suit inasmuch as the trust
1 . 1 1 . . : .,-;;
company noma mum "
ti.. ki. lUn,l Siihiirhan Hallway
company owns the power houoes and
certain car Darns now oeiiip
oneration of the Rhode Island street
railway system. These properties.
which are spread over
of the state, were leased to the Rhode
Island company, but this lease was
terminated bv decree of the superior
court on MayH, I01i. Si1 that time
the Rhode island Suburban company
has failed to meet the installment in
terest, amounting to e'.,t"i, oue on
i .... ..! held bv the I nion
nun i..,. ....- - .
Trnol company and prompted this court
action to-day. x
Winders and Knitters in Biadford Mill
to Resume.
Bennington, Jan. 10. It was an
nounced at the offl.-e of the It. F. Brad
ford Co.. Inc., yesterday afternoon that
the strike of the winders and knitters,
who went out Wednesday forenoon be
cause a former union winder had been
employed, had been settled and that
the underwear mill would be running
with a full foroe Monday morning.
Some months ao a time schedule was
put in effect at the mill, whereby the
operatives worked 10 hours a day for
five day and completed the week on
Friday night
Bituminous Costs 7$c More Per Tea
Since Increase of Freight Rates.
Portland, Me.. Jan. 10. The price of
bhumin-u coal was increased from
$!!. to 10 a ton here to-day' a re
sult of the advance of 75 cents a ton in
freight rale by a:er from s-.uthern
oori to New "Kngland. Ixval dealer
d. not anticipate an increa in the
pr'soe of anthracite coal- now c;jinjr ai
14 as it is shipped roo-Uy by rait
On Treaty of Peace and League of Ra
tions Prior to the Referendum
to Be Taken Next Week.
Cleveland,' Jan. 10. Statements of
their views on tlie treaty of peace and
the league of nations have been con
tributed by. Senators Lodge and Hitch
cock to be placed beforo the students
and faculties of 700 colleges and uni
versities, who will express their opin
ions in a referendum vote to be taken
next Tuesday. Two thousand mem
bers of Western Reserve tniversity will
Senator Lodge's statement Bays iu
part: "The United States has asked
nothing in the peace, settlement - and
has received and desire- nothing ex
cept the security and peace of the
world. That peace, a majority of the
Senate belK-ves, cannot be achieved
through the league of nations as agreed
to at Versailles. We cannot amend the
league as it applies to other nations,
but we are determined that it shall be
made safe for the United States. Sure
ly we who ask no territory, who wish
no spoils of war, are justified in say
ing" under what conditions we shall en
ter into this world alliance."
Senator Hitchcock's statement says
in part:
fThe Lodge reservations are destruc
tive because they go much further and
Work a number of changes, in the mean
ing of the league covenant. They spe
cifically repudiate the reciprocal obli
gation to join other nations, in pre
serving the territorial integrity and po
litical independence of members of the
league against outide aggression. This
obligation is specifically provided in
article X and if agreed to by all na
tions affords a practical insurance
against any way of conquest in the
future. If repudiated by us now it
Is an invitation for Germany to re
new attacks, because it leaves in doubt
the question whether we must be tak
en Into account."
The students will yote on six ques
tions, for, against, and compromise,
framed after consultation with leaders
of both sides, in order to present the
cace fairly.
Says Action of New York Assembly on
Socialists Was Wrong. .
New York. Jan. 10. The action of
the New York assembly In expelling the
a.- c.;-i;t mnnihur, wan condemned
last night by Charles F.vans Hughes,
nf V01V Vorlc and Re
JUI I pi'" ' n - -
publican candidate for president in
1H1U, and oy liie 1 emrai rnurnivu un
ion of New York, whkh represents
mre than 200.000 trade unionists in
4i. ..it tf nA vicinity. Mr.
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Hughes' condemnation was expresed
1 1 1 .. .1 A .... Cu-iuit
in a letter1 wr'-iiuu v - nn
while the central union voiced its Re
nunciation by the unanimous vote of
300 delegates at its regular weekly
t k: 1.. ff ItioiTina iteclared
ll III mm ... - -'
that the action of the assembly as
"absolutely opposed lo tne niniiararnim
nrincinles of our Government." He con
-if Vw.-m h-b anvthintr arrainnt these
men as individualsif they were deemed
to be guilty of criminal ollcnses, tney
..-..!.! !. knati .-li-rtrMl accordi ncl V.
,inmiu , . " .. . - "
But I understand that the action is not
directed against these fie elected mem
bers as individuals, but that the pro
ceeding is virtually an juu-iupt. i -a:.
a .-.liil tirir im1 to denv it
n Ji v m J " " -.' ---- .'t .
representation in the legislature. This is
not, tn my judgment, American giMriii
After declaring that the government
cannot be saved at the coct of its own
principles, Mr. Hughes aks it it is pro
poseo. to arive ine .-nn i-imi i-.
,.! .ti.nvin,' them Uual oppor
tunity for discussion of prcpo.icd
r . ,
changes in our lawn.
In Prices of Men's Clothing' Predicted
By Designers.
v, v,L .lan ?0. Furt her in
crease in the price of men's clothing
ithitit nation n ll iff lis t i ir, w -
predii ted to-day by delegates who at-
lendNl the loin annual cunro-.ii
the International Aso.''ition of Cloth
n it l)nirner here.
I tir mint rikute about 0 ner -ent
to the cost of a suit, it was said. While
the supplv of woolen cloth was sa'id to
be increasing, ine aeaijjner. un
tie hope that this would decrease the
cost of clothes. ,
-r Jo.lnnrn srru di-ini lined to he
lieve reports from Indon that purple,
. - ...... 1 . . t .1 L ..A-
gold and i!gnt comr woum -
by mea, and declared that conservatim
both a to cut and lanrie wouia pre
vail in the I nited States and Canada
Are Being Considered at Conference ia
New York.
v New York. Jan. 10.-Poib;iity cf
an increase in the price wnnn me Pu..
i- t .1im mas before a
conference to-day in the office ot Ar
thur William, federal food adm.ni.tra
tor. between Mr. William. Michael
:.. a! ,tw fair nriee comtnilon
t, a" t t,tu. nresident of the
Brocklvn Shoe Manufacturer, avia
tion, and several shoe proaueer.
manufacturer ha prelicted an inTcae
of -V) per cent.
Mr. Mare U1 that althmigh the
. . i . i. - - n,a.t ir in I be fae-
irai:i if v .-- --, -
tories wa purchased several week a.
at very hij;h pri.-e. he d.d M think
that Mirh a sharp iiM-reax would re
Dr. J. L. Brand of Worces
ter, Mass., Was Myste- (
rious ''Professor X" -
Approached by His Son at
Lambertville, N. J., Hea
Failed to Recognize Him
Philadelphia, Jan. 10. The man re
ferred to as ."Professor X" suffering
from loss of memory at Lambertville,
X. J., was to day identified a Dr.john
L. Brand.
The identification was made by his
son, Lieutenant Charles L. Brand, who
is stationed at the Philadelphia navy
yard. .
Dr. Brand's home is in Worcester,
Mass. He has been missing three years.
He was unable to recognize his son
when the latter approached him and
said: "Don't you know me, father V
Dr. X, said in an interview last
night: "I should say that I am a na
tive of England that V certain; that
I attended Oxford that's certain; that
I have had English church experiences
that is most certain; that there is
a strong presumption that my early
life was spent in Mississippi."
While heiner Questioned by Dr. Beiu-
ley the memoryless man pointed to a
picture of President w uson ana asuea
who it was.
"I remember when President Mclvin-
ley was shot and Roosevelt became
president and then I remember that he
n an oIboIaiI " Drv X said.
"Do you remember when he died;
he was aked.
"N'o." renlied the maji of mystery,
quickly, "is he deadi ,
The'first that the aphasia victim had
heard of the war was when Dr. Ben
ley told him about it, and he appeared
startled when he learned that Germany
was a republic He jumped out of his
chair excitedly and said, "What !"
Shipment of 98 Cases Was Discovered
at Rouses Point.
f. V. Y. .fun. 10. Nine-
Canadian whiskey
weredicovered in a carload of hay in
4t, varH her vniterday afternoon aul
u-.ra fan flaiatBd hv H. S. Iadd. deputy
collector of customs, in charge at this
The seizure was maue mrouK" if
vigilance of Inspector B. Flanagan, who
called D'puty Ladd to the yard and he
unloaded the hay. The car arrived
here from a point near Montreal Thurs
day about noon and was set out in
the vard. as is all freight from Cana
dian points for inspection.
It was consigned to i.iannemora,
V.. probably to a fictitious person. It
; .,;U that the whlnkev was to
have been reoonsigned from Danne-
mora. The wtimkey proDaniy cos. aoout
$1J0 and would have sold for about
This is the second seisure accom
plished this week through the vigilance
of the local inspectors.
Increased by Over a Million Tons in
New York, Jan. 10. Unfilled orders
of the United States Steel corporation
on Dec. "31 were 8ti.'i,.'fH0 tons, accord
ing to the corporation's monthly state
ment issued to-day. This ia an in
crease of 1,13".KW tons com sired with
the orders on Nov. 2!.
This is the seventh consecutive
month to show an increase. The figures
on Nov. 2! were 7,1:19,330, and on Oct.
31. H.-72,6.
To-day's figure brings the amodnt of
unfilled 'buMtiesa to the highest figure
since tK t. 31, 1918, when it was 8..!!l8,
&M tons.
Ernest L. Parshley of Gardiner, Me
Inhaled Gas.
Gardiner. Me., Jan. 10. Kme'st L
Parhley, treasurer and cashier of the
(ardiner Savings institution, commit
ted suicide by inhaling pas while alone
in the counting room of the bank yes
terday, during the temporary absence
of the assistant cashier. No reason for
the act was known.
The belief that the funds of the bank
were not involved was expressed by the
trustees, who held the opinion that
Parshley was suffering from temporary
aberration. An exhaustive audit was
made three weeks ago which they said
kbowed the accounts were correct.
Defeated Craftsbury Academy at Haid
wick, 30 te 26.
Hardw'Hk. Jan. 10. Lamoille val
lev basketball season opened here Uft
ht when Hardwick academy defeat
ed Craftbury emdemy team by a score
of 39 to 2. The game was witnessed
by a cowd of 300 at the gymnasium,
and M came witli the 1 raftsbury
lm. The referees were Vier and
Boston, Jan. 10. To determine
whether there is justification for
the advance in the price of bread
which the bakers have announced
for next week, the state coinniis
misston on necessaries of life to
day decided to hold a public heari
ing on Tlilrrsday next, at which
bakers and dealers in bread w;ill '
be Invited to present figures, , .
The prices announced by the
bakers 11 and Id cents in cash,
and carry stores and 12 and 17
cents in credit stores are in ex
cess of the prices allowed in the ,
state commission's "fair price"
list, which stipulates that only
10 and 15 cents may be charged
in stores of the first class, while
an additional cent may be exact
ed when delivery is made or cred
it is given.
Officers of Hiawatha and Bright Star
Rebekah Lodges Inducted Into Office.
A ioint nublic installation of Hia
watha lodge, No. 20, I. O. O. F., and
Briuht Star Rebekah lodge, Jo. l, J-
n rt v liol at. the Odd Fellows'
hall in " the Gordon block Thursday
evening. The following omcers were
duly installed for Hiawatha lodge by
District Deputy Grand Master Harry
W. Clark, assisted by O. K. Philbrick,
as deputy marshal. Tast grand mas
ter, Klmer J. Clark; noble grand, W. H.
Richardson; vice-grand, Kenneth Mac
rca; secretary, H. W. Scott treasurer,
i r Hoi.- warden. Georee F. Ball;
conductor, Harvey J. Dodge; chaplain,
Harry W. UlarK; i. u., rrauiv ...
-,, O ft... O. K. Philbrick; R, S.
N. G., William L. Stowe; L. S. X. G.,
Wesley Fulson; R S. V. ., Henry
Brown; US. . . o. enyiuu,
K. S. K J. Frank Houston; L S. S.,
K. C. Caven. ,
The officers installed by District Dep
uty President Mrs. -Albirrda S. Bart
ted hv Mrs. Co-
burn of Plainfleld, as deputy marshal,
were; Gladys Clark, past grand; Edith
M. Scott, noble grand; Belle Ralph,
vieegrand; Mary Patterson, secretary;
Josie Denmnore, treasurer; Lula Higgs,
. Violet Scott, chaolain: Flor
ence Howell, conductor; Delina Merlo
I. G.; Julia 8. Howell, O. G.; Lillian
Duncan, K. S. N. ti.; -Miidreo niggs. u.
V (J - Svlvia Rirzi. R S. V. O.; An
nie Brown.'L. S. V. G-t Florence Nye,
R. altar supporter; josepnine aiui
setti, U altar supporter. After the
;a1!ation an excellent banquet was
served by an energetic committee, of
which Denison uensmore was tnirran
from the Hiawatha lodge, and Josie
Densmore chairman from the Rebekah
Weil-Known Granite Worker Died Last
Evening. '
Angclo Bizzozzero.'a prominent figure
in the granite nrm oi govern .
......l AinA at the liar re Citv hospital
last evening at 9:15 from typhoid fever
and complications. Mr. Bizzo-zero Was
taken ill wuii Tfe atseae jour ihuiuhb
.,, A.cidi a nA m(t,T A lollt? illilPHg lit
his home was transferred to the Barre
City hospital three weeks ago. tne ty
phoid attack was so severe that little
chance for his recovery existed. He re
tained consciousness until 7 o'clock last
evening. . ' ,
i nionnprn nm born in Brenno,
Italy, in ttolHr, 1875. Until 1807 he
remained in his nativei land, then em
barked for this country.
Directly after his arrival in New
York, he came to Barre, rinding employ
ment at his work as a carver. Later he
u -, iv,i;t.t with the firm .of John
unniiir .ii... - .
Comolli & Co., where he was stipenn-
f I r Tkana
tenrtent and partner lor i years, imrr
vears ago he sold out his interest in
the Comolli lirtn to re-enter the granite
business with the Novclli & Calcagni
firm. ... ,aai
Mr. 15ir.ozzero, was married in l!Kl
to Miss Frances Olgiati in this city.
From this union two children. Orpheus,
aged 10, and Theresa, aged 12, were
bom, both of whom survive him with
their mother. A sister, Mrs. Giuseppi
Malnati, resides in Brenno, Italy.
He was a member of the Barre Gran
ite Manufacturers' association for sev
eral years, being highly esteemed in
both this organiwition and by his fel
lowmen. His death spread' sorrow
among the Italian people, who hold him
in much respect.
The funeral will be held at St. Mon
ica's church Sunday morning at H
o'clock, Kev. P. M. McKenna officiating.
Newport Woman and Infant Were
Nearly Asphyxiated.
Newport, Jan. 10. Mrs.' Cecil Pickcl
and infant son narrowly escaped as
phyxiation by gas Thursday evening.
Mrs. Pickel, suticring from a severe
cold, did not discern the odor of gas
escaping from the stove. She was
overcome by faintness and was alone
in the bouse, but managed to put the
Uby on the bed and fell to the floor
unconscious. This perhaps saved her
life, as the fumes of gas were less
strong along the floor of the room, and
she recovered consciousness sufficiently
to enable her to crawl to the window
and attract the attention of a passerby
. .1 1 W t K
by pounaing on mw
Peabodv was hastily umwtoned, and
Mr. Pickel and the child were both
Will Be Offered ia the United States
Next Week.
New York. Jan. 10. The Italian go
"ernment. through its selling agents
here, will offer next week a portiolt of
its five per cent sixth war loan bonds,
it was announced to-day. The price of
the bonds, which has not yei been made
public, will be contingent upon the lire
exchange rate, bow adverse to Italian
bankers. The entente loan totals 1j.
OotUJO,000 lire.
Twe Marriages ia December.
St. Albans. Jan. 10. The record in
the citv clerk's office show two mar
riages "in this citv i December. II
births and U de.tfc. The births were
evenly divided betesu aaaUs an te
nia !c.
Travelers Reachi' Brus
sels frerm Ger. ty Have
Brought Unr vJ- irmedRe
ports That? ie Govern
ment Had Been Over
thrown and a G e n e r a 1
Strike ' Had Been De
There Is Some Doubt as to
the Correctness of the
Reports, but It Is Known
That 'There Have Been
Threats of an Uprising
A g "a i n s t the Coalition
Brussels, Jan. 10. Travellers from
Germany reaching here to-day brought
unconfirmed reports that the German
government has been overthrown.
It was reported that the socialists
were masters of the situation and that
a general strike had been declared
throughout the territory not under al
lied occupation. .
TVia 'Rriiaanla runnrt.t nf a Hprmnn
government overthrow are not ' con
firmed frojn any other source, and it
may be noted that the dispatches them
selves" carry their own qualifications,
emphasizing the lack of positive infor
mation. " "
If it should prove true that there has
been a . new uprising in Germany, it
would appear to have been deliberately
timed to coincide with the date set for
pytting the treaty of Versailles into
effect and creating a state of peace be
tween Germany and the allied powers.
" News dispatches from Germany are
ordinarily at least 24 .hours in reaching
this country,, and the latest messages :
from Berlin, received' on Friday,, bore
Thursday's date. ' These messages indi
cated some unsettlement in labor condi
tions, particularly in the vicinity of
Kssen and in the Ruhr Industrial basin, ,
but the unrest reported did not appear
to be of unusual significance.
The independent socialists have been
the disturbing factors for the govern
ment iu the German internal situation.
Sifece the defeat of the spartacan out
break last spring they have been threat
enitig a renewed effort to take control
of affairs. The. attempts to create
trouble in various sections . of , the
country have been invariably put down
by the forces of Minister of Defense
Noske. Prominent German ofticialB,
however, have been quoted as declaring
their belief that revolutionary risings
might have to be faced during the pres
ent winter, but expressing confidence
that the government will be able to
deal with them. - ' -
The present German government is a
coalition one, with strong representa
tion of the majority socialists, who
have been working in harmony with the
representations of vthe other parties ad
mitted to the ministry. The present
premier. Gustav Bauer, is a socialist,
as is also Friedrich Kbcrt, the presi
dent. , ,
Messages from Berlin By Way of Co
penhagen Did Not Indicate Any
thing of Extraordinary
London, Jan. 10. In connection with
the nconfirmedi reports from Brussels
of a German government overthrow,
messaees from Berlin by way of Copen
hagen, received this morning, did not.
indicate that anything of an extra
ordinary nature had been foreseen in
Germany up to late last evening.
Was Held Friday Afternoon from the
. Home ef Her Son.
The funeral of Mrs. Jennie I. Har-rir,-i,.n
who died Sunday in Norwich,
Conn, was held ye.terday afternoon at
2 o'clock at the home of her son. Karlo
Batchelder, M Treniont street, Rev. 15.
J. Lehigh officiating. The body -was
nlaoed in the vault at Llmwood ceme-
.. i i . . t
terv and in tne spring win u mii
in "tlie Durfee lot in Hone cemetery.
The bearers were C.eorg L. Durfee, G.
W. Camp, E. A. Camp and Earle Batch
Mrs. Martha J. Esmond Wins Case a
Franklin Cenoty Court.
St. Albsns, Ja. 10.-Before takin;
final adjournment for the .September
term of Franklin county court to-day,
Judce Harrie B. Chae granted a di
vorce to Mrs. Martha J. Enand frem
her husband, Ir. Henry B. Kmod,
whom she charyed with intolerable se
verity. The cae lad been on t.ial f jr
several dvj.
Dr. Ksunh.J i P'en a f l..V1 iite rt
in the hni of wViih he anJ Mrs. Ls
ni.d hold a jo'.nt d-J

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