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BANK MESSENGER GONE AND $20,000 IS MISSING; 0 B.JESSEMAN Young Employe of the Old ., Colony Trust Company of Boston Was Entrusted With Delivery of Twenty $1,000 Bills, and He Has . Been Missing Since 11 O'clock Wednesday. HIS FRIEND FRANK TYMN HASALSO DISAPPEARED Both the Young Men Have Been Interested in Ama teur Theatricals, Tymn in Female Impersonations andJesseman in Juvenile Parts. ' ' Boston, Jan. 15. The disappear. lire of Oscar B. Jessemau, a bank mes senger with $20,000 in cash was an nounced by the police to-day. Jesse nianwas employed by the Old Colony Trust company. He has been missing since 11 a. m. yesterday, when he was entrusted by the bank with the de livery of a package containing twenty 1,000 bill. ' The police order for Jesseman's ar rest say that Frank Tymn, his close friend, is also missing. Both youths have been interested in amateur the atricals. Tymn as, a female imperson ator and. Jesseman in juvenile part's. Jesseman is 23 years of age. GERMAN COMMANDER COMMITTED SUICIDE Capt. Moraht Commlnded U-boat That Torpedoed French Battleship Dan torn and Caused Death of 296 Men. Berlin, Jan. 15. Captain Moraht, commander of the submarine' which sank the French battleship Pant on and nther vessels, died yesterday in a hos pital at Hamburgh after having taken poison, according to a dispatch to the Lokal Anaeiger. The French battleship Danton was torpedoed in the Mediterranean on March IP, 1017. She sank a half hour after being hit, with the loss of 2I) men. The remaining 806 men of her complement were saved. ; DEMOCRATS FAILED' TO ELECT LEADER Vote of Senators Resulted in a Tie Be tween Hitchcock and Underwood, and the Caucus Adjourned. Washington, I). C, Jan. 15. Demo cratic senators in caucus to-day failed to elect a leader. A deadlock on a tie Vole developed between Senators Hitch cock of Nebraska and Underwood of Alabama, and the caucus adjourned subject to call of the two candidates. Two ballots were taken and the count on each was 19 to 1, with Senator Smith of Georgia withholding his vote. The nettt caucus will be held after Secretary Glass, appointed senator from Virginia, takes his seat. He is under stood to favor Underwood. The caucus voted by a majority of one to invite Mr. Glass to to-day's meeting or allow -his vote to be cast, but Senator Under woocT decided not to press the matter. The vote of Senator Smith would have broken the deadlock, hut the agreement to poet pone final action un til Secretary Class was seated was said to have been reached without objection. Forty-three senators were present. tlie absentees being Senators Swanson, irginia, and Smith, Arizona, who were paired, and Senator "iolmson, South llaknt. Senators Hitchcock and Un derwood refrained from voting. The two Democratic senators from New England, Walsh of Massachusetts and t.arr of Rhode Island, voted for Senator Underwood. . EX-ROYALTY INTERESTED. But Made Mo Purchases of Jewell and Art Objects. Lucerne. Switzerland. Jan. 1.1. Four former monarch who are living in this country were interested spectators at the sW of jewela and objects of art owned bv the estate of the lat-Princess Vera IxibonofT of Russia here yesterday. Tbev were former King C'onstantine and bis queen of Greer, and former Emperor and Empress Vharlcs and Zita f Austria Hungary. They made no purrhase. ' A Parisien dealer bought a necklace fr noO.Omi francs and other jewels brought very high prices. SILVER VICTORY STAR. Will Be Distributed Soon to Naval He roes. W-h;r.cim. IV C, Jan. 1-V Ii,tri t uii. n of tre silver vj tory star to t,,.e wounded in the mil! service dur r.c tHe mar wi'l b-j:n at iiwe. the fc'y J-.artmen'. announced to 4y. THE BARRE HOG SOLD FOR $35,000 AT NOBLESVILLE, IND. , , Noblesville, Ind., Jan. 15. Chiefs Best, a spotted Poland China hog, brought 935,000 in a sale here this week. The hog be longed to Frank Wise and was purchased by representatives of an Iowa breeders' association. ThiB ife said to be a new record 'price for one hog. A sow brought $8,000 at the sale. Forty head which were sold brought 'a total of $64,380. "ITALIAN COMPROMISE" IS AGAIN UPSET i By Division Created Among the Jugo , Slavs Regarding Problems In , volved in Fiume Matter. Paris, Jan. 15. lust at the time when Italians seemed likely to agree to the acceptance of a solution to the Fiume question which has been ap w Premiers Llovd George and Clemenceait, a division has been created among the. Jugo-Slavs regarding ine problems involved. According to best information ob tainable Hie Slovene .element of the new Slav kingdom is stoutly opposed to a compromise by which Italy would give up some of the territory appor ,;..,! hor nn the Dalmatian coast in fxchange for full sovereignty over Fiume, with a strip of land connecting that city with the province of ltria to the west. " ' Other elements favor accepting the compromise, but because of the impos sibility of reaching an agreement, the Jugo-Nlav delegation has been obliged tn ralnM the m-imosai. Premiers Llovd George and Clemrnceau thereupon is sued a sort ot Ultimatum aemauuiiig tut tin, rrnmrnmrat at Belirrade de cide without delay upon what it want ed to do, and give a categoric answer oi "yes" or "no"', to the Italian compro mise. It is impossible to ascertain here ,.-i,afl.ur Pru-iHcnt Wilson has been consulted regarding the proposed set tlement, which appears io e in aoso lute contradiction to the president's firm stand. Neither has absolutely sat isfactory assurance been given that Italy, as a w bole, will approve the compromise. LOW W AGES DRIVE TEACHERS OUT The Number of Those Deserting the Profession Increased 40 Per Cent During Three Years. Chicago, Jan. , 15 The number of school teachers who have abandoned the profession because of low ' wages has increased 40 per cent in the last three years, according to a survey of trade conditions in Chicago by teach ers, made public to-day. School teachers work under a 25-year handicap on the basis of a lifetime's earning," the report says. "The average teacher will have to live to be 70 before her total earnings amount to as much as a plumber can make by the time he is 40. , Blacksmiths, soda clerks, shoe clerks and chauffeurs would, under their pres ent wages, have earned as much at 40 as the school teacher would have earned at fl'. "The teacher's salary is almost, equal to that of janitors, teamtcrs and laun dresses." i BLOOD SELLERS' STRIKE ENDED Failed to Get Increased Prices for Their Blood When Student Nurses Acted as Strike Breakers. New York, Jan. 15-A one-day strike of professional blood donors, men who sell their blood for transfusion oper ations, was ended to-day. The men had demanded ." for a pint of blood, an increase of $1. over the present rate, and ISO more than they received up to two weeks ago. They returned to work at the ?W) scale. Student nurses acted as strike break ers. Ten minutes after the strike' start ed one nure was on the operating ta ble as a surgeon performed a trans fusion operation and the hospital re ceived a pint of blood free. Two hours later the nurse was attending a clinic. LOST PROPELLER; SPRUNG LEAK. Freight Steamer Kickapoo Able to Stay Afloat But Needs Tug ' New York, Jan, 15. The American freight- steamer Kickapoo, from Smyr na Nov. 2H. with cargo for New York, was reported by . wireless to-day as having lost one of her propellers and leaking, about 200 miles east of the Virginia capes. The wireless report stated that He pumps were able to take care of the leak, but that the as sistance of a tug was required. The Kiokapoq is a wooden steamer ownod by the United States shipping board and under private operation. 1 r ' 0 AGREEMENT , WITH, SOVIET RUSSIA Official Report Made in Berlin That Germany Has Not Concluded Undnr landing. Fejlm. JanTtT'ir.y wireless to L.n ,!i,ni. Official denial was made to-dsv J of reM4t lliat (iermany had im iuiW an agreement with soviet hussia. WANTED NATIONS LEAGUE READY TO FORM Will Come into Being To morrow at Public Cere mony in Paris NO REPRESENTATIVE OF UNITED STATES French Newspapers Predict United States Will : Soon Be In Paris, Jan. 15. The league of na tions will come into being to-morrow morning at lOjo'clock at a public cere mony to be held in 'the -"clock room" of. the French foreign office. Leon Bourgoeis, the French representative, will preside and make the opening ad dress, while Karl Ciirzon of Keddle stone, British secretary of stte for foreign affairs, will also speak. Hugh C Wallace, the American ambassa dor to France and American represen tative at the peace conference, wilT not attend. Besides M. Bourgeois and Karl Cur zon, the meeting will be attended by Vittoria Scialoia, Italian foreign min ister. Premier Venizelo of Greece, Paul Hyman. Belgian foreign minis ter: Count Qiiinones de Leon, Spanish ambassador to France; Viscount Chin day, Japanese ambassador to Great Britain; Dr. Alfouo Cota, Portuguese peace delegate -ud Ir. Gastoa Da Cun lia, Brazilian ambassador to France. Press comment on the meeting dwells principally upon the absence of the United States from this entry into the realization of President Wilson's chief aim in the peace conference. Most of the newspapers of Paris predict this ab sence will not be of long duration and say: "The league of nations cannot be complete until America is represented." HUNGARY'S TERMS PRESENTED TO DAY Hungarian Delegates Will Also Present TJteir Claims for Maintenance of Hungary's Old Bound- ary Lines. Taris, Jan. l.. The Jieads of the al lied governments who are holding con ferences here over the various pending peace problems, held no meeting this morning, the hour of their conference to-"ay being set at. .1 o'clock. An hour later P Premiers Clemenccau. Lloyd George and Nitti, together with Hugh C. Walla-e, the American ambassador, and Baron Matsui, the Japanese am bassador, wilf hand the conditions of peace formulated for HunSary to the Hungarian delegation which arrived in Paris recently. The Hungarian representatives in formed Paul Dutasta. general secretary of the peace conference, that they would attend, submitting at the saW time a quantity of documents supporting the Hungarian claims for the maintenam-e of Hungary's old boundary lines. A summary of the 'terms of peace of fered Hungary will be made public to night. PREMIERS CONSIDER DEMAND ON HOLLAND For Extradition of Former Kaiser, and They Also Look Over List of Other Accused Germans. Paris, Jan. 15 (Havas. Premiers Clemenceau, Lloyd George and Nitti will to-day examine the text of the demand to be made upon Holland for the extradition of former Kmperor Wil liam, according to the Matin. The premiers will also inspect the lit of German officers and soldiers accused of violation of the laws of war and whose surrender will be demanded from the Berlin government. This list is said to comprise approximately 600 names. PLAN REVENGE CAMPAIGN. Rhode Island Liquor MenWill Oppose All "Dry" Candidates. Providence. R. L, Jan. 15. Saloon men here are planning active war asainst the prohibition amendment. At s" meeting of the Providence P.etail Liquor IValers' association to-day it was decided to organ ire defeat for rt -elect ion any candidates who were (instrumental in bringing about prohibition and all new candidates for public odice understood to be unfavor able to a 'proper' solution of the pres ent problem. "The amendment was put over on us at a time when any murmur of pro test from us would have been branded as pro-German," declared John Thomp son, president of the l.ir-al aociatin. to day, adding that most of the saloons here "will remain oen for the sale of such soft drinks as the law "su.li as it is" will allow, until the iue has been fought out to a finish. Spoiled. Practical Father I'te given you a college education: what more do yu want ? Sm-iou haven't yet oppJied me ith the mar l 'ie p t it. Tm t Transcript. BARRE, ' VERMONT, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, TRY TO SPREAD GERMAN REVOLT Communist Manifesto Asks an" Immediate Election of Revolutionary Councils , -t ..- " :.: IN ALL INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS Berlin Was Reported Have Been Quiet on . Wednesday to Berlin, Jan. 15. A communist mani festo issued to-day urges the immediate election of revolutionary employes' councils in all industrial establish ments. '.", London, Jan. 15. Berlin was com pletely quiet Wednesday, according to a wireless dispatch from the German capital. The large factories were work ing normally and the railway and'tram services were not interrupted. Strong indignation is expressed in every branch of industry at the un scrupulousness of the independent, the dispatch adds, because the leaders hid behind machine guns while the masses were driven forward to face the guns of the soldiers. It is announced that the Berlin gov-r eminent will not permit demonstra tions on the occasion of .the burial of the victims of Tuesday's rioting. , London, Jan. 15. Fears are ex pressed' in diplomatic dispatches re ceived here that the Berlin imbroglio mav i-pread throughout Germany, and even to Vienna through the agency of the communists, thiss.element using the recent Berlin disorders to inflame the masses by representing those killed as martyrs to the cause of the peo ple. Vienna, it is pointed, outv would be likely to furnish fertile ground for the agitators because of the great unrest that already exist there. , Thus far no dis-orders are reported outside of Berlin. The advices, in analyzing the upheav al in Berlin, point to its original cause as the dinaiifaction of the independ ent socialists over the failure of the government to provide a method for the establishment of the workmen's councils called for by the constitution, but gitfe the immediate cause a indigo nation at the' attitude of the govern ment towards strikers. This resulted in the organization of the great dem onstration in front of the Reichstag building. The violence that followed, however, iii declared to hare been due to commu nist agents who took advantage of the assemblage and, working on mob psychology, started the riot which re sulted so disastrously. MORE TROUBLE THREATENED On Anniversary of Death of Dr. Karl , Liebknecht. Geneva, Jan, 15 (Havast -Recent events in Berlin are aid to lie only the prelude to others of more impor tance which the independent socialists intend to provoke on the occasion of the anniversary of the death of Dr. Karl Liebknecht, Jan. In, according to German advices. TROOPS IN LEIPSIC. And Machine Guns Are Placed in Com manding Positions. x London. Jan. 15. German troops marched to Leipsic on Tuesday, where they occupied the squares and public buiidings. according to Berlin dis patch to the hxchange Telegraph com pany to-day. Machine guns were placed in commanding positions. HOTEL GUESTS LOST PERSONAL EFFECTS When Fire Destroyed the Chickering House in Putnam, Conn, . To-day. Putnam, Conn., Jan. 15.-The Chick erine house, a three-story frame hotel in the center of the city, was de stroyed by Are early to day. Many gueti't lost their personal e fleet a.. One man was carried from the third floor hv firemen. The loss was estimated at 920,'HlO. NEW GRANITE CORPORATION. Canton Bros. Compawy Is CapiUliied at $20,000. The Canton Bros, company of Barre has tied article of asofiation in the secretary of state's oftiee for the pur pose of condiirting a granite business in Barre. The capital torts is 20.noO. and the papers are signed by Fred G. Canton. M. M. Ritfy and J. A. Healcy. The Ludlow Hotel association has filed articles in the same office ti con duct a hotel in Ludlow. The capital stock i $100,000 and the papers are signed by James S. Gill. C. P. Levery and n. L. Skeels of Ludlow. The Piby Marble Lime company of Pan by has riled a statement that the company proposes to issue 19,0) worth of stock. GAS ESCAPED DURING FIRE. Causing Great Hatard to Firemen in Fighting ttibtom Fire in Boston. Boston. Jan. 1 Firemen worked under freezing conditions to day to put out a blare which burned for an hour in a State street building occupied by the Park Sewige and Provii.n Tym pany. Kscapirir gas was an added bas ard fur the firemen. The flames ran from tie bs-emeut to the fonts fbx.r U . ',i the were ed ' . 1 be " estimated at M'.ra) DAI L WORST BLIZZARD IN YEARS SWEEPS MICHIGAN Traverse City, Mich., Jan. 43. Scores of northern Michigan towns were isolated to-day by the worst blizzard that lias swept this section in vears. i Zero tem perature -and impassable snow-drifts have put a number of com munities in a serious predicament owing to shortage of coal and in ability of farmers to bring in wood , 1 - FAVOR .AMERICAN ' FIELD OF HONOR'' Where American Dead Shall Remain Buried Overseas Bishop Brent Writes Explanatory .' Letter. .. Washington, D. C, Jan. 15.' Bisho(4 Charles H. Brent, senior chaplain with th'e American expeditionary forces in France, has addressed an open letter to Secretary Baker and the next of kin of the American dead in France regarding the return -of the bodies of American soldiers who fell overseas. The letter was made public to-day by the Amer ican Field of Honor association, which is opposing the- movement for the wholesale return of" the bodies and fol lows charges presented in the Senate and House that the movement is being fostered by undertakers for their per sonal profit. "America,' wrote Bishop Brent, "has left to the derision of the nearest of kin in each case what the final resting place of our dead is to be whether in France or in this country. No one will dispute the right of parent or wife to claim the fulfillment of the promise made by the American government to return to America the bodies of our dead soldiera. But it is conceivable that there are those' who, after learning of the plan to establish and maintain in France an American field of honor for those who are 'forever overseas, may consider this the more excellent way. "A bill to incorporate the movement has already been presented to Congress and'ts.to be introduced shortly. There will be an American central field of hon or with as many departments as may be necessary. Here each year on an appointed dar a commemoration of the dead will be observed. Over all the sheltering folds of the Stars and Stripes will forever wave. v' "Those of us who have given for more than a year careful consideration to the American field of honor are moved bv a single-minded purpose. It is the work of love carried through by a sense of reverence for that sacred dust which,, though mingled with the soil of France, is forever America. It aims to pay- high honor" to those to whom high honor is due. It would pre serve as far as may be the comradeship of the war amooj? those who met a common fate. It would express to all who are bereaved the undying value of the sacrifice made. It would perpetuate in death that work begun in life to bind together nations of like ideals." 4 ADMIRAL SIMS CALLED TO TESTIFY And Fourteen Other Prominent Naral Officials Will Appear as Witnesses. Washington, D. C, Jan. 15. Fifteen admirals, named by Chairman Hale of the Senate naval sub-committee inves tigating naval decoration awards, are among those Secretary Daniels has been asked to summon as witnesses in the investigation which begins to morrow. The list is headed by Admiral Sims, who brought the controversx over naval awards in the open by declining to ac cept a distinguished servi-e medal on the ground that war honors had not b-en properly distributed inOiie navy. After the admirals have testified, commanding officers of naval vessels sunk or seriously damaged by subma rine attack during the war probably will be called before the committee. WINSL0W T. PERKINS DEAD. Was for Many Years a Superintendent of the Boston tt Maine. Maiden, Mass.. Jan. LA Wins low T. I'erkins, for many years prior, to his retirement ten years ago. superintend ent of t'lte old eastern and northern di visions of the Boston 4 Maine railroad, died at his home here to-day, aged 83 rears. ' - Mr. Perkins first took up railroading in 1874 as agent at Dover, X. IL, for the Portsmouth and Dover railroad. Later he was general agent at Ports mouth. When the road was taken over by the Lastern railroad he continued in it's emplov and after the consolidation of the latter with the Bo-ton A Maine system he became superintendent of the eastern and northern divisions and the York Harbor and Beach railroad, holding this position 20 years. He was born in Tamworth ' Iron Works, now Chocorura, X. H. S AIL TO BRING BACK AMERICAN BODIES A Party of 7S Former Service Men Is in Cbarre of Herbert S.Foremen, Formerly of Rainbow Division. New York. Jan. 15 The army trans port Powhatan, sailing to-day for Ant werp. Belgium, has on board a party of 75 former service men and officers who will visU the battlefields to begin the work i t retnrnina the bodies of Amer-K-an soldier dead to this country. The expcd.tion is in charge of Her bert S. Foremen, a former artillery of ficer of the Ke'nbow division. PRESIDENT MACLAURIN BETTER. Head of the IastUnte of Technology Is 111 with Paenmcnia. B.t .n. -'an. I.V P.wliaid Ma. Lau r'm. resi,etvf t fe Msji hue-ts In stitute of Tevhno!icr. who i ill with pneumonia, was iig'nt'y bcMer ta day. acnrt-dinc t the aKenlmg physician. Dr. V lii.am B. K4.bin. TIME Y 1920. ROSTOV FALLS TO BOLSHEVIKI Important City on the Don iii Russia Has Been Captured; . 10,000 PRISONERS ' AND 32 GUNS Nine Tanks and" Enormous Amount of Baggage . Taken London, Jan. 15 The bolshevik' have captured Roctov-on-Don, accord ing to a wireless dispatch from Moscow. Ten thousand prisoners, 32 guns, nine tanks and an enormous amount of bag gage were taken, the statement says VERMONT TOWNS FACE BANKRUPTCY Gov. Clement Declares That Three Fifths of Them Will Be in Finan cial Difficulties in 1921 Un less Economy Inter venes. , Burlington, Jan. 15. Three-fifths of the small towns in the state are threat ened with bankruptcy before the end of IOl'O, acijordiiig to Governor Perci val W. Clement, in an address last e'vening before the With annual Dairy men's and 27th annual SugnrmakerV conventions in combined session here. "You should impress upon your rep resenttivein the legislature of 1921," said Governor Clement, "the fact that probably three-fifths of the towns in the state will be in financial difficulties before the end of the year and that the state revenue from known source will probably be less rather than greater. Absolute economy must be observed if our towns are to continue as solvent units of a great corporation." The keynote of Governor Clement's address was economy in state finances and in the finances of the small towns who were threatened with serious financial conditions during .the coming year. '-' "Owing to the piling up of appro priations, after March meeting' in the legislature last year, a great many towns, in fact. I believe, a majority of towns, failed to appropriate, the neres sary -40 cents,' the result being that they had to borrow money in order to pay their bills. When we consider the small amount of taxable property and the absolute necessity of increasing the pay of teachers, for instance, the increasing coat of doing highway work, etc., il will be seen that the problem of meeting the cost of doing business and paying the state tax in many Vermont towns is going to be very serious during the coming year. "Some of them will have to appropriate not only the 40 cents necessary to pay the state tax, but enough more to make up what they borrowed last year." STATE VS PALMER UP. Was Taken Into Vermont Supreme . Court from Barre Court. s'uprenie court did not adjourn on Wednesday afternoon, as it was ex pected to do. beaause of the fact that while reviewing the docket during the afternoon it was found there had been one cae left, the Washington county rae of State vs. Brisbane Palmer, found guilty in Barre city court of non-supMrt of his family.' There was considerable conversation about this case in the first part of the term, but the court did not allow the cae to be dropped from the docket and lat evening attorneys were noti fied that the court would listen to ar guments this morning. The arguments Were completed in the Carolina Bianchi mandamus proceed ings case. It wks advocated by on? side that the rase was still in county court and that there was no guardian, therefore, the judge of probate court could not order any person to make a report, while on the other side it was claimed thai a guardian did exUt and that he should account for any funds that might have mne into his hands. There are some interesting probate law questions involved in the matter. FORMER BARRE TVIERCHANT. Horace D. Marvin Died Yesterday at - Jackson, Mich. Horace 1). Marvin, formerly a shoe n,.,nUnl In Iturre ilic.l at a:.'tll venter- day afternoon at his home in Jackson. Mich, so particulars concerning me cause of the death have been received, but it is believed that death was sud den.. Jwca use letters recently received from the -familv gave no indication that Mr. Marvin was ill. It was ex pected at firt that the body would be brousht to Montpclier. but Inte infor mation stated that the arrangements had not been completed"" Mr. Marvin was horn .12 years ano on the Marvin farm in Montpclier, be ing the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morton Marvin. He was educated in the public schools of Montpclier and at Montpclier seminary. He was for some lime en gage,! in the shoe busim- in Barre, ,..i, , Via firm name of Marvin & il- on. retiring from that buiness a score of years ago and going to Jackson, where he was engaged in the clothing and shoe business. Sine" going to .lack son be married, and be is survived by bis wife and one son; also by l brothers. Wallace Marvin of Montpelier l Martin of Iterl.n. He was a memb-r of the KpicopaI church and of the .Masons ana imu kiio. Debate on Coat Situation bcteen L. F. Fnrtney of Pla.nfield inJ Aletanler IrontHle cf Barre will take piace in tHe f carpenters' hail. Woo ben bl.sk. Sa'ur.lay eemrg. Jan 17. at : F very body eicome. V, a l;n son fee. PATRIOTIC ORDERS INSTALL And About 200 People Participated in Triple Installation. At a joint meeting of three of the patriotic orders of the city last evening about 40 officers were installed. From fi o'clock until 8 o'clock a bountiful oyster supper was served by the ladies of the auxiliaries. Following the ban; quet in the auxiliary hall, where about 150 'members and their families and in vited guest were served? the tables were removed from that hall and at 8:15 the first installation was begun. The ladies of Col. J. B. Mead circle, No. I, were first given the door to proceed with their installation ceremonies. Mrs. Krnma Roberts acted as 'installing offi cer and the following officers were sworn into office, the ritual work of the ladies being very nearly perfect: Pres ident, Mrs.,Alminia Matott; seniorvice president, Mrs. Lillian Pucharnie; jun ior vice-president, Mrs. Gracia Dudley; secretary, Mrs. Inez Tassie; treasurer, Mrs. - Flora . Burnham; chaplain, Mrs. Hattie Cutler; patriotic instructor, Mrs. Abbic Willey; conductress, Mrs. Laura West; assistant conductress, Mrs. Elsie Dingwall; guard. Mrs. Vera Lewis; as sistant guard, Mrs. Florence Webster; musician, Mrs. Mabel Carr. The installation of the officers of the Sons of Veterans' auxiliary, No. 5, fol lowed immediately after, the floor work being deserving "of much praise. All were dressed in white, which added to. the impressiveness of the installation. Mrs. Lula Blanchard of the Montpelier order acted . as installing oflicer and Miss Leola George played tor the march ing. The following officers were intro duced to their respective places: Pres ident, Mrs, Mabel .Carr; vice-president, Mrs. Josie Densmore; treasurer, Mrs. Carrie Gauthier; secretary, Mrs. Clara Perry; chaplain. Mrs. Mary Prkerj patriotic instructor; Mrs. Carrie George; guide, Mrs. Carolyn Lacross; assistant guide, Mrs. Allie Owens; color guard No. 1, Miss Barbara Dingwall; color guard No. 2, Miss Gertrude Belville; inside guard. Mrs. Klsie Dingwall; out side guard. Mrs. Lula Richardson; coun cilor. Klmer Perry. Following immediately were the cere monies of Major L. A. Abbott camp, Sons of Veterans, installing the follow ing officers: Commander, tt. J. Dodge; senior vice commander, C. L. Gauthier; junior vice commander, Harry Ding wall; patriotic instructor. C. Hi Ma com camp councilors, L'hner Perry, ir: T Kriirlmin and C. H. Maconn: chap- hain, E. K. Perry; secretary, C. C. Rol lins; treasurer. A. V. Robinson; color bearer. K. R. Davis; guide, G. T. Brig ham; inside guard, F. T. Colvin; out side guard. C. (I. Carr. The last oflicer installed into office, nameiy, O. J. Dodge, commander of the Sons of Vet erans, took the floor, calling for speeches after having made his formal talk with the installing officer, K. C, Lewis of Brooks eauip, No. 90, of Mont pelier. Several men anil women representing the outside orders and many from this order were called upon for a short talk, each responding and everyone-speaking of the splendid supper they had had. K. G. Wilson, now of Uarre.. but repre senting the.31orrisville order and a cap tain of that camp, mentioned the ex cellence of the ceremonies of the even ing. Nat Bond of the local G. A. It. post gave a very short talk, expressing pleasure in Ix-iiig with the large body of Sons and theit Auxiliary. He spoke of the" illness of several of the post members who might have been at the meeting had it not been for their condi tion. Mr. Bond also expreed his de sire to see a soldiers' monument erected in Barre in honor of all jf Barre s sol diers. Mr. Hill of the Montpelier camp responded to a request. Klmer Perry expressed his gratitude in that the Montpclier rauip was so well represented and ao spoke of the growth of the post and of posts in other towns in the state, saying thct a post was last evening being organized in White fiiver Junction. There were several others railed upon, who took little of the lime in testifying to their appreciation of the work and speaking of the tiurces of the whole evening. The supper was prepared by the fol lowing Indies: Mrs. Klmer Perry, chair man of the committee, Mr. Allie Owens and Mrs. .Josie Densmore. A social hour was enjoyed around supper time, the men participating in games of carfls while the younger people present played games and jlanccd. About 200 people enjoyed the long evening of cere monies, including about 25 from the Montpelier orders. MRS. WILLIS H. GALE. Esteemed Woman Died Last Night Aft er Three Months' Illness. Mrs. Willis H. Gale of 48 Wellington street passed away at her home last evening at 10:15, "after an illness of over three months with heart trouble. Although it was known that her condi tion was serious, (die had been improv ing and had been given encouragement that bv spring she would lie restored to some degree of her former health by perfect rest during the winter. How ever, within the last few days there bad been a change for the worse and death resulted. , - . Abbie Anna New.omh. one of six hildren of James "aTuT Harriet Xewcomb of Waitslichl. was born there Jan. 2.1, lKtiO. and Julv 12, HWS, he was mar ried to Willis H. Gale of that place, who survives her with t WO' children. Miss Gladvs X. (iale and Kenneth Gale. A sister. Mrs. Fanny S. Eddy, arso sur vives, and a brother, Charles H. New comb of Waitsficld. Mrs. F.ody bad been in the Gale home this winter, as sisting in the rare of her sister and ministering to the family's needs. Mrs. Gale bad been a resident of Barre for 27 vears. the first five years of their married life having been spent l.v.Mr. and Mrs. Gale in Nebraska. "For many years the deceased bad been a devoted member of the Congre gational church, active in :i branches of its work and a faithful attendant at the service. In the woman associa tion she was a grent worker and served two rears as its president. In her earlier davs she gave of her musical ability in'the choirs of tht Congrega tional and I'nivei a!M churches. Her first thought was for hr home and the members of the family circle, but her ministrations by no mea stopped there. She will be greaily mied not onlv in the family and the church, but bv the large number of friends eh bad won thrcmch her genial diitiotr and l helpful ai is. j The funeral will be held fr..m be r Mate home on v enmc'on -w., ........ iafirrnTon at 2 oVIo. k and the body will l pLced in the tau't at l.lmwood ,t metery, to icmiis until spring. TRICE, TWO CENTS. REVIVAL OF WAR THREATENED If .Poland. Is Unable to Withstand the R' -Vlan Bolshevik A es . ' v GENERAL Br.S ' TOLD 'xMMITTEE , , , . . Gen. Blissas a Member of American Peace Delegation Washington, D. C . Jan. 13. -General revival of the war in Europe if Poland is unable to withstand the Russian bob shevik armies, is not ' "improbable," General' Bliss, who was a member ol the American peace delegation, to-da. told, the House ways and means com mittee. ' . ' - "Poland is the only bulwark againsl bolshevism," said General Bliss, wh appeared before the committee to dis cuss the proposed loan of $150,000,0(, for food relief in Europe. Military experts are of the "grow ing opinion" that, the "Moscow govern, ment. will turn toward Poland,";Gen. eral Bliss said, adding that the litis, sians outnumbered the Poles, were wel; irained. well equipped and .well led while the Poles were "poorly equipped es to everything." . The allied governments. General Blist continitpd, should be called upon by tin United States to give some of thcii surplus military supplies t the Polea if this country establishes $150,000,00 of credits for European countries t buy food here. SEC. BAKER SEEKS AID. Recommends That United States Sent! Supplies to Poland. Washington, D. C, Jan. 15. .Recom mendation that the United State fur nish surplus miliary supplies 'to Poland to aid it in repelling the westward ad' vance of the bolsheviki have been madi to the state department by Secrctarj Baker. GOOD CHURCH YEAR PROMISES As Barre Presbyterian Society SUrti with Strong Foundation, The annual meeting" of the : First Presbyterian church wsj held in the vestry of the church last. evening and il spite of the cold weather an encouraging number of people gathered to listen t the various reports and to transact th business.. From the several reports giv en, the church is in a very flourishing condition and the year just past ex ceeded even previous vears, in spite ol the fai t that the chuatrh was without a regular pastor from April to Xovember The financial secretary's report anci the treasurer's report showed, that dur ing the year" contributions from mem bers and'adherents Mid friends amount ed to $2,438.1.1. At I he beginning of tin year, with all bills paid, including th coal for the winter, there is a sizeable nucleus to start the year T?20. Thii does not include, by any means, the total amount of. money raised foi church work. A glance at the splendid report of the ladies' union, which body has been of material benefit to the church sinc-e its inception, shows that the sum of &OS1.27 has been raised it: many ways. Out of this $500 has been placed to'the credit of the manse fund. Flowers for the pulpit and sick have also been provided every Stmduy during the year. The report was one of tire most commendable read and resulted in a rising vote of thanks to the ladies. The George B. Milne organ trust fund now amounts to $774.44. according to the -report of James Mackay for. the session. This includes $500 given by Mrs. Milne in memory of her late hus band. Entertainments hy the choir girls have added considerable during the veur. David Stuart, reporting for the Sun day school, gave figures as to the aver aiie attendance, the largest being 17''. After paying for supplies and other ex penses there is a balance to start the year. The missionary society, which only recently was organized, is already doing good w-ork and promises to be one of the interesting departments of the church. Many other oruaniat ions and classes reported progress. Rising votes of thanks were accord edbaU those who ar bending every effort for the welfare of n, ' Amcinv th( are included John Stewart, who give jeely of his time as janitor wiuiom reeomeiie. Flections for the year wer: Treas urer, J. E. Arkley; financial secretary, J. E. MacKenzie: - auditors, James Gauld jmd William Clubb;, .manager 4 for three vears. Alex Cordiner, Janus C'ubb, A. C. Walker and J. I- Arkley. An important step taken last even ing changes the time of the annual meeting from the second Wednesday in Jamiarv to March 15. This is to con form to the Presbyterian general as sembly, which ends the year March :w. In this way a r-ort can be given front the churc h covering a full year, when nn heretofore three months were omitted. Officials are looking forward to one of the brightest years yet and with the help of tin! new pastor. Kc-v. Wiliiain McN. Kittreclge, and family, who have already made a firm friendvhip amoni the parishioners, much good will be ac complished, it i fell. After the bu-'ness meeting a social time followed and light refreshments ere served. , TO BREAK LINEN SHORTAGE Through Agreement of Lithuania, Let via and Esthonia to Sell Flai. .c.n n I .ln. 15. An agreement with Lithuania. I-tvui and Ksthonia to s. II their entire na output has ben concluded by the National :.-! t -t,r, ..ul Im.k of Iondon. it- .!j-,a w. v. -.'--- cordinz to a di-pat h to day to tlie part ment of commerce. Relief fr the world-wide line" shortage, caused by the failure t market the Eiismk flas .rop. which formerly snpptiefl !e ouis. f the worlds bom. is epvted t f.,l.tw the rprnmg of t'nce eource--of SVipl h .