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DAI LY rm IMES VOL. XXIII NO. 291. WILSON'S BIG SURPRISE IS SELECTION OF COLBY AS SECRET AR YOF ST A TE Former Republican, Then a Progressive and, Finally, a Democrat Since 1916, Was Chosen To-day as ; Successor to Robert Lan- sing Official Washing ton Agape. HAS RECEIVED v- OFFICE UNDER WILSON BEFORE Bainbridge Colby Was a Member of the Shipping Board, of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, and of the American Mission to the Inter-Allied Shipping Conference He Bolted G. 0. P. in 1912. Washington, D. C, Feb. Bain bridge Colby, who was one of the load ers in the Progressive party under The odore Roosevelt, will succeed Robert Iansing as secretary of state. Announcement of his selection by President Wilson was made to-day at the White House. The selection of Mr. Colby came as a surprise, moat officials assuming that Frank h. Polk, acting secretary, would be the president's choice. The first inkling that the president was to appoint someone outside of his official family came when Mr. Colby visited the White House early to-day in com pany with Raymond T. Baker, direc tor of the mint. ' Mr. Colby "was taken to see the pres ident on the south lawn and a few min utes later the formal announcement of hi selection was made. Ilia nomi nation is expected to be sent to the Senate within a day or two. This is not the first office Mr. Colby has held under the president's admin istration. He was appointed a member of the shipping board and the Knft-r-gency Fleet corporation in July, 1017, and also was a member of the Amer ican mission to the inter-allied ship ping conference at 'Paris in the noic vear. He retired from the shipping board more than a year ago. Mr. Colby was a life-long Republi can until the famous Bull Moose bolt at the Chicago convention in 1012. He had been actively identified with the candidacy of TJieodorc Roosevelt for the I'cpublican nomination for president that year and was in charge of contests to seat the Roosevelt delegates in the Chicago convention. When Colonel Roosevelt threw the weight of his influence to Charles K. Hughes in the lOIrt presidential race. Mr. Colby identified himself with the jiemoeratio party. Mr. Colby was horn in St. Louis til s cars ago and wh-s graduated from Wil litns college, Maachuett. He has practiced law in New York since 1 Rti-J. After M Colby has taken office, Mr. Polk, who has lieen secretary od in terim since the resignat ion of Mr. Ivan sing nearly two weeks ago, is expected to carry out his intention of retiring from the state department. Mr. Polk's physicians have advised him to take a long rest. Should Mr. Polk retire, two impor tant posts in the state department would be left vacant, that of under secretary, to which Mr. Polk was ad vanced some months ago. and of assist n lit secretary. The latter place was held by William Phillips, the newly appointed minister to The Netherlands and Luxembourg. (til leaving the White House, Mr. ( olby said : "I had a long and unhurried confer ence with the president which im pressed me with the great confidence lie has reposed in me. I hope I (.hall licit prove inadequate to these great duties." Mr. Colby said thai pending consid eration of his nomination by the Sen ate, he did not desire to make a fur ther statement. MARTENS MIXED UP. Explains, However, That He Would Like to See Dictatorship. Washington, I). ('.. Feb. 25. Ludwig I . A. K. Martens, Russian soviet agent in the United States, told the Senate in estimating committee to-day that he "would like to we the dictatorship of the proletariat set up here. -That is what I wish." he said, "not hat 1 am working for." He was given permission to qualify his statement made at a previous ses sion that tie was revolutionist in the United State. "I meant. he said, "that I have al ways worked for the revolution in Rus sia, not resolution elsewhere. . UNIVERSAL TRAINING OUT. House Military Committee Did Rot Make Any Recommendation. Washington. I). C", Feb. 2-V The program of Republics n House leaders to omit universal military training from the army reorganization bill was awepted by the Houe military com mittee, which ordered a favorable re pent on the bill without any recora tocadation as to training. AMERICAN OFFERS $5,000,000 FOR PAINTING But Germany, with Great Show of In nocence, Announces That It Must Be Returned to Belgium Un der Versailles Treaty. Berlin, Feb. 25. An offer of $5,000, 000 has been made by an American to the German government for sections of the famous altar piece painted by Jan and Hubert Van Eyck, formerly in the cathedral of St. Bavon, Ghent, and now in the Berlin museum, says the Tage blatt. It is said the government cannot accept the offer as Jie treasure must be returned to Belgium under the terms of the Versailles treaty. Germany, however, must pay the Hohenzollern family for this work of art-as a part of the settlement for the taking over of royal holdings, the newspaper says. The work referred to in the foregoing was begun in 1420 and completed in 1432. and has undergone man vi cissitudes. It was sought bv Philip II of Spain, but that monarch was un able to secure it. Later, during Puri tanical disorders in Belgium in l.'Xitj, it was saved with difficulty, while m lfi4I it was imperiled by fire. In 1704 the central panels were taken to Par is and when restored to the cathedral of St. Bgvan, in 1815. only those panels vtere replaced in their original posi tion. Six wing (panels, were ignorant 1y sold in lKlti to a dcajer, from whom they' were purchased by the Berlin musem. Two wing panels of the orig inal work are now in the museum at Brussels, having been taken there in 1801- IWNGARIAN TREATY WAS PUT OVER Until the Return to Paris of Premier Millerand from London Ambas sador Wallace to Participate in Deliberations on It. Paris, Feb. 2.". Agreement was reached by the ambassadorial council this morning to refer to the respective governments the appeal of the inter allied commission to Hungary for in tervention in favor of Hungarians seized by Rumanian military authori ties and condemned to death. The rest of the session was taken up by routine matters, the Hungarian re ply to-the terms of the peace treaty going over until the return of Premier Millerand from London. Hugh C. Wallace, American ambas sador to France, will take part in the deliberations relative to the Hungarian treaty, with full power to act. ANOTHER AMERICAN HELD FOR MONEY Barry Hogarty Has Been Kidnaped by Mexicans, Who Are Demanding a Money Compensation. Washington, D. C, Feb. 25.-Barry Hogarty, an American citizen, was kid naped by Mexicans at Matimi, Duran go. and is being held for ransom, ac cording to information received to day by the state department. Hogarty was employed as superin tendent of the smelter of the American Metals company at Matimi. The kid naping was reported by the company from its headrpiarters in New York and is based upon a report received yesterday from the company offices at Monterey, Mexico. It was said at the state department that no further information had been received regarding the reported release of .Joseph K. Askew, the American who was kidnaped and held for $20.otxt ran som. The department was informed yesterday by the Tlahualilo company of New York, which employed Askew, that he had reported his release. MOSTLY ALE COMMUNISTS. Were Chosen in the Recent Election in Moscow. Iondon, Feb. 25. Of the 7l0'depu tiw chosen in the recent Moscow elec tion, ti.'id were communists, 24 were sympathisers with communism; "7 were non partisan and eight were meii sheviki, according to a wipeless dis patch received here from the Russian capital. F.ighty deputies were women, 70 f whom were communists and 10 non-partisan. Nikola Leninc, the bol shevik premier, is reported to have ad dressed working women and invited them to take an active part in election and in the political life of the country. SERBIAN REGENT AND PREMIER WOUNDED Attempts Were Made to Assassinate Them, According to Dispatch from Triest to Rome. liondon, Feb. 25. An attempt' has been made to assassinate Prince Reuetit Alexander of Serbia and Premier IV tileh. aiTording to a dispatch from Triest to the Inornate d Italia, for warded by the Central News' Rome correspondent. Both the prims? recent and the premier were wounded, the re port declares. $50,000 BEQUEST. To University of Vermont from Wal lace r. Robinson's Wi'J. Bo-ton, Feb. 25. A bluest of 5flt 000 to the I'niversity of Vermimt. for general nes, is contained in the will of Y!lfs F. Robinon. which wa hied for probate yesterday. 13ARIIK, -J- - TO INVESTIGATE "OPEN REVOLT" Internal Revenue Bureau Sends Special Agent to Iron County, Mich. COMPLETE INQUIRY WILL BE CARRIED OUT Deputy Prohibition Com missioner H. M. Gay lord Will Be Sent Washington, I). C, Feb. 25. A com plete investigation of the prohibition controversy in Iron county, Michigan, will be made by the bureau of internal revenue. Commissioner Roper an nounced to-day. H. M. Gaylord, deputy prohibition commissioner, will leave to night for Grand Rapids and Iron River City to take tip with the authorities there the controversy which led District Prohi bition Commissioner Dalrymple at Chicago to declare the county in "open revolt." Mr. Roper said, however, that the importance of Mr. Gay lord's visit should not be exaggerated. He had been instructed to make a tour of the cen tral district for other purposes and his itinerary was enlarged in order to per mit the bureau to obtain first hand in formation of the case in hand. Officials believe that it weuld be pos sible to get the conflicting authorities together and iron out t,he difficulties without serious consequence. Mr. Gaylord before leaving, will confer with Assistant Attorney General Frierson. with respect to the department of jus tice attitude and to avoid a misunder standing between the two branches of the government in dealing with the af fair. WILSON'S PROPOSAL IS SET ASIDE While Railroad Employes Attempt to Get Veto Out of Wilson on the Compromise Railroad Bill Washington, I). C, Feb. 25. Consid eration of President Wilson's proposal for settlement of railroad employes' wage demands by an impartial tribu nal wbs sidetracked to-day by uniin officers to give the right of way to a finish fight on the recently passed rail road reorganization bill. Request for a veto of the measure will be presented to President Wilson probably to night, in the form of a me morial, t-etting forth organized labor's objection to the arbitration features of the hill. Failing to gain a veto the unions plan to attack the constitution ality of the law. Decision to carry the fight to the White Huue was taken t a meeting to consider the president's proposal. General committeemen represented that their membership wa restive un der what they termed "legislative at tacks" on union labor ai.d would not be satisfied unless the bill was fought to the last ditch. The memorial to President Wilson is being drafted by C. B. Jewell, acting president of the railway employes' de partment of the American Federation of Labor; K. J. Mauion, president of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, and Titnoth Shea, acting president of the Brotherhood of Logomotive Firemen. AMERICAN COAL STARTS GERMAN INDUSTRY Great Chemical Plants on the Lower Main District Were Enabled to Resume Operations. Berlin, Tuesday. Feb. 24. Great chemical plants in the lower main dis trict which were forced to close recent ly becaue of the lack of fuel, have been enabled to res.ime operations as a result of deliveries of American coal. The cost of the American product av erages IrtO marks per hundredweight on the basis of the prevailing rate of ex change. It will be paid for in rhemi-al products. More than lfi.OOO workers will Tie affected by the re-opening of the plants. RUMANIAN ARMY WITHDRAWING After Occupying a Front on the Theiss River. Fuda-est, Tnesday, Feb. 24. Ruma nia's army units which have beti oc cupying a front along the river Thies are withdrawing to the line fixed by the peace conference from Art to H miles ewt of that stream. This move ment will lie completed on Feb. 25, and the next day Hungarian troops will cross the Theis. They will thus ob serve b jrreenieiits not to move forward until 24 hours after the Rumanians have retired. Reports of Rumanians withdrawals are received with much relief tey Hun garian, who allege the Rumania have svstematH-allv looted the rountry. HOME RULE BILL IN. Measure at Once Receive First Read ing in Commons. InJon, Feb. 25.-1 he government ' bill for Irish home rule was present,.,! in the Hou-e -f Commn t.-jy. The measure at one re-eived :t first read s. VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY THREE HURT IN TRAIN CRASH Conductor C. N. Harlowe May Have Sustained Internal Injuries C. V. PASSENGER TRAIN HIT FREIGHT The Collision Occurred Just South of the Village of West Hartford White River Junction, Feb. 25. Three trainmen were injured, one of them quite seriously, and passengers were thrown about in confusion when the local passenger train No. 9, north bound, on the Central Vermont rail road, leaving this station at 6:35, ran into the rear of extra freight No. 409 a mile and a half south of West Hart ford this morning. The Injured. C. N. Harlowe, conductor of freight train, internal injuries feared; cut and bruised. K. N. Menard, flagman of freight train, cut and bruised; arm may be broken. John Newton, engineer of the passen ger train, injured in side. ' Conductor Harlowe and Flagman Menard were in the caboose of the freight train and were caught without warning when the passenger train ploughed through into the reur of the freight train as the latter was about to go onto a siding to let the passenger train by, the place of the collision lw Ing on a curve whiye other accidents of serious nature have taken place. The caboose was splintered and torn so that it was completely ruined and a freight car just ahead was badly dam aged. Both the men in the caboose were caught by the debris and Conduc tor Harlowe was so buried in the wreckage that it took considerable time to extricate him. As soon as the injured men were rescued they were brought to the Junc tion house in this village, where they are being cared for. Conductor Har lowe has no broken bones but the phy sician fear internal injuries. Kngi necr Newton and Flagman Menard were not required to go to bed, but both of them are feeling the effects of the crash severely. As soon as the track can be cleared, the men will be taken to St. Albans, where they live. In telling of the collision, F.ngineer Newton said that when he rounded the curve and saw the freight train just ahead he shoved on the brake but could not stop the train. As the en gine struck the rear of the freight train the front of his engine seemed to rear right up and when it came down it, strange to relate, landed exactly on the iron and was not derailed. A quan tity of machinery was loaded on the car next to the caboose but rolled off to one side. In the midst of the crash a bolt flew and struck F.ngineer Newton in the side where he had lieen seriously in jured in a previous wreck. The phy sicians are unable to say as yet wheth er the ligaments and muscles are torn or whether ribs have been fractured. Mr. Newton is suffering considerable pain but is being made as comfortable as possible. The freight train engine was in charge of F.ngineer Cook. GENERAL PERSHING VISITS IN BOSTON Was Given an Ovation as He Walked with Major General' Clarence Edwards Through the Slush. Boston, Feb. 25. General Pershing came to New England to day for an official inspection of the northeast de partment and the city, headquarters of the demobilized Yankee division, gave him a warm welcome. Crowds which gathered to greet the leader of the A. K. F. applauded Inm freely trotn the hour of his train's arrival in a hliazard to his departure for the Watertown arsenal. The applause was loudest when Gen eral Pershing went afoot through the, slush of Dewey square w ith Major Gen eral -Clarence R. Kdwards. former' com mander of the Yankee division, to pose for a photivgrapli in the open. General Kdwards, as commander of the northeast department, was at the railroad station to meet General Per shins;. President A. I-awrenee Lowell of Harvard headedt lie governor's recep tion committee. m General Pershing was the guest of General Kdwards at luncheon, after which he went to the State House to call on Governor Coolidge. TheSfiiate and House had arranged a joint session in his honor. Ijite to-day General Pershing was to meet and address veterans of the war and to night was to be the guest at a dinner given by the mayor, to which com ma tiding officers of American le gion posts, leaders of the Yankee di vision and prominent citizens were in vited. VOTE IN TWO W EEKS ON VERSAILLES TREATY Senate Leaders are Planning Such a Course The Treaty Was Crowd ed Off Program To-day. Washington, I. O. Feb. 25. A vote within the next two weeks on ratifica tion of the treaty of Versailles, is con templated by Senate leader. Pressing lepi-iation displaced the treaty on the fl,r to. in, bn: :t w;!l be railed up to-morrow by Senator I.ode, wh wiii k that it rcniaa the business of the Senate until ted upon. N' opp.it on to this eour-c i rspeetcJ. th iii.'h there i an element of doubt a to when the vote can be re 1 d. in view of the de mand rsf irreconcilable ppnetit for -j ir.-i.s-i..i CLAIMS PEOPLE HAVE NOT ACTED ON PROHIBITION Speaker at United States Brewers' Con ference at Atlantic City Declared 15 States Have Not Really Ratified. Atlantic City, N. J., Feb. 25. Brew ers of the I'nited States will use, "ev ery legal and constitutional means to keep thut liberty and that property that is guaranteed to u by the consti tution," Christian W. Feigenspan jle elared here to-day at the I'nited States Brewers' conference, of which he is president. "Counting the non-ratifying states, those which have not voted for state prohibition and those which have voted against federal or state constitutional prohibition in recent years," he said, "we have 25, or more than a majority of the whole number. There are 21 ref erendum states, 15 of which are not "in eluded in the foregoing. In these states the people have reserved to themselves 'the power to approve or reject at the polls any act of the legislature.' They must, therefore,-be counted as states which have not ratified. Adding these states to the 25 mentioned heretofore, we have a total of forty in which the people are either opposed to federal prohibition or have been denied their undoubted right to pass upon it. No wonder the proponents of this system fought tooth and nail against letting the people vote." "National prohibition in form," Mr. Feigenspan continued, "has been brought 'about in the United States by the application ofprinciple most nb I.orrent to (he American people. We see Alio destruction of individual rights, and we see proper ty established and encouraged under law, amounting in value to hundreds of millions of dol lars, wantonly destroyed. "The present sh ut periixl of prohi bition has bc!i a olessing in disguise. H has aroused the American people to the necessity of being keenly on their guard to preserve their liberties. H has opened their eyes to the unscrupu lous tactics, the falsehoods and hypoe ricie of a certain irresponsible ele ment which had almost escaped pub lic, condemnation because of a constant pretense of morality and righteousness. "Tiie so-called IHth amendment will be obeyed faithfully by us as long as it is accounted a psrt of the constitu tion of the United States. Its mis begotten offspring, the Volstead act. will also be obeyed as long us it con tinues to disfigure the statute books. This legislative monstrosity reveals in it pages the solemn lie and admit ted to be a liewhich attended the birth of the amendment. "It is part of the prohibition propa ganda to-d.iy to pretend that, the American people, through their own ac tion, have brought about the existing situation. Never was there a greater faNehiKid. The American people nev er have acted upon national prohibi tion. They have never been permitted to do so. Only one stateOhio - voted upon this tremendous issue and there the verdict was against it." HARTLEY'S WRITING VARIED AT TIMES Witness Said the Slain Man Wrote Differently for Business and for Social Purposes. Skowhegan. Me., Feb. 25. Before the ernss-examination of lr. Albert II. Hamilton of Auburn, N. V., who had testified as a handwriting npert for the defense, wms begun to-day by Attorney-General Guy H. sturgis, at the trial of John A. Hurke for the murder of Nelson W. Hartley, he was ques tioned briefly by the defense. Dr. Hamilton Mated that, Mrs. Hurke could not have written the questioned signatures on Hartley s notes nnd re ceipts held by her husband. He also said there were differences existing be tween the ix-ial and business hand w i it ing of Hartley. Under cross examination he said that he had studied the standard and questioned signatures for quite a time, but, that he lirst saw the originals of the questioned signatures two days ago, as he recalled it. He admitted there always was a degree of variation in copying from the same model. WILSOXS REJOINDER REACHES ALLIES Not on Adriatic Situation Was De livered to Allied Supreme Coun- cil in London This After- lxwdon, Feb. 25. President Wilson 'a reply to the allied note on the Adriatic situation reached London this morning. It was delivered to the allied supreme council shortly after noon. COUNTS AMERICA OUT. Italian Sentiment So Interprets Sen ate' Action. Rome. FVb. 24. -Reports from Wash ington telling of the' refusal of the United States Senate to accept modi tications of Senator Ijwlge's reserva tions to the Versailles treaty have created a great impression here and the Senate's action is considered as signifying the collapse of American participation in the league of nations, at least m-eording to the covenant ar ranged by the peai-e confercn-e. The Fpoea expresc the opinion that, all questions submitted to the league of nations, including Mr. Wilson's propos al to make Kiume an independent state, will f 0i through. PRISON FOR THIRTEEN. Who Were Convicted of Conspiracy to Defeat Draft. Cincinnati. Feb. 2-V- Penitentiary arid jail sentences, ranging from 1.1 to 15 month, were imposed here to-day by United States Judge Peck upon 15 socialists convicted of conspiracy to de feat the mihtarv draft. The Doctor's Error. IK-tor--!t is liul d ff'Miit to d-.aenn-e your case. Perhaps you have bee j -ting too much Patient Iup"-ible. This hotel is run on the European plan. Hotel Ga-ictlst. 1920. BABBITT AND' TT I FimMT7flft TIT M M II I I Finn I 1 Former Announced Candl dacy for Governor a Few Hours After Latter POLITICAL POT SET TO SEETHING Lieutt-Gov. Stone, Consid ered by Many as Candi date, "Has Not aid So Vermont's political pot started to seething over night, as it were, with the announcement of the Republican candidacy of Frederick II. Babbittt of Bellows Falls for governor, closely fol lowing the announcement of James Hartnegs of Springfield for the same position. As yet no definite statement of candidacy has been made by Lieut. Gov. Mason S. Stone of Montpetler, although there has been a great deal of talk by the lieutenant governor's friends regarding the matter of a pro motion to governor. Another possibil ity as a candidate, heretofore recog nized, has been ex-Mayor Curtis S. Finery of Newport and formerly a resident of Chelsea. Thus far Mr. Kmery has made no printed statement as to his plans. Frederick H. Babbitt, who to-day announced his candidacy for governor, states that he has not yet formulated the platform on which he will make his campaign but says that the issues of good roads, increased teachers' sal aries and continuance of the state board of control will probably constitute im portant planks therein. Mr. Babbittt is president of the Robertson Paper company of Bellows Falls, the largest manufacturers of waxed paper in the United States, and fur years has been prominently iden tified with Vermont matters in addi tion to holding many town offices. He was representative from Whitingham in the legislature of 1!10 and senator from Windham county in 1012. He was also one of the delcgates at large to the last Republican national convention. Mr. Babbitt was president of the Greater Vermont association for eight years during its most active period and throughout the war served as state chairman of the American Protective league. He was chairman of the high ways transport committee and a mem ber of the state committee of public safety and the advisory board of the Vermont coal commission. In addition to his Bellows Falls business connec tion, M Babbitt is a director tid one of the largest stockholders in the Brat tleboro Trust company. J The candidacy of James Hartness of Springfield for the Republican nomina tion of governor of Vermont was an nounced last night. Mr. Hartness says that it is his intention to make a cam paign on a program of progress that will solve many of Vermont's problems and that within a short time be will submit this program to the considera tion of the people. Mr. Hartness is president of the Jones l.amson Machine company in Springfield and has been one of the moving spirits in the remarkable de velopment of that town. He is a Re publican of lifelong standing and has been actively interested in many phases of public life. In 1H15 Mr. Hartness was appointed to the state board of education and was made chairman by Gov. Charles W. Gates, which position he has held ever since, being recently appointed to a new five-year term. During the war Mr. Hartness was hii active worker. He a appointed United Stales f.ujd ad ministrator for Vermont, which posi tion he later resigned because his time J and energies were taken up with other war work, among which was service on the interallied eircraft board, on which he served as an American representa tive. This work took him to Kurope during the war. Mr. Hartness was also chairman of the committee of public safety by appointment of the governor. .At one time Mr. Hartness was pres ident of the American Society of Me chanical F.ngineer and was national counsellt-r of the United States Cham ber of Commerce. His work in the in dustrial field was recognized in It'll) by the University of Vermont, which con ferred the honorary degree of M. K. on him and in 1014 'by Vale university, which gave him the M. A. degree. Mr. Hartness i an inventor, having taken out over HmI patents, and is a member of the Institution of Mechan ical ldigineers, a meinlier of the American Astronomical society, a fel low of the American Society for the Advancement of Science, a fellow of the Royal Astronomical society of Lon don, a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical society and a memlier f the Royal Societies club. He is one of the few civilian aviators in Vermont and is president of the Aero Club of Vermont. ASK GOV. CLEMENT TO CALL LEGISLATURE In Order to Act on the Proposal to Ratify National Woman's Suffrage Amendment Republican State Committee Does Some Other Things. Burlington, Feb. 25. The Republican state committee held a meeting in this city yesterday, the principal business transacted being the adoption of a reo- j bit ion calmg on Gov. p. V. Clement for the summoning of an extra session of the legislature for the ratification of the national woman s suffrage amem ment The committee al adopted a- 23, resolution which unanimously favored of nine creameries in the nor;iern part the ratification f the amendment. j of Vermont met in this city yesterday Miss It. J. Kdwards of Indiana, rep- land voted n-t t a-ocite themselves res nting the woman's divi-ion of the with the Turner sy-lem of the state of Republican national eonimittee, Mrs. Maine but they did adopt articles of Kdward "urti Smith of St. Alban and I a-so, iation for a federation of Vermont Mrs. A. ff- Bailey of St. Johnsbury ap- j rrinmeries under the name of the ir pea red before tlie otmmittoe in behalf I mnt Co-opera'ite r-a met ,e. Inc.: of special se-sion. 1 t bave a capita! stock of $is.isKI and Th committee alo decided to call with the principal pia.-e of bu-:nr- at !.- tate convention for tiie election tf liaiu,"') I delegates to the Republican national convention on Wednesday, May 2(1. i Caucuses to elect delegates to this con vention will be held on Saturday, May 22 It was voted to make the basis ot representation in the state convention the same as for the presidential state convention four years ago. Invitations were received from Bur lington and Montpelier to hold the con vention in those cities, but it was final ly decided to leave the selection of the place to the executive committee, which will meet in Burlington in about two weeks to decide upon a chairman for the convention, the choice of a commit tee on resolutions and other details. The Vermont primary laws provide for a presidential primary on the third Tuesday in May, which this year falls on May 18. Karle S. Kinsley of Rutland, member of the natjonal committee, who was present, stated that he was trying to secure some big speakers for the con vention,, with the probability that Chairman Will S. Hays of the national committee would be one of them. Col. J. K. liddock of Bellows Falls was elected chairman of the state com mittee, and Collins M. Graves of Ben nington secretary. Leonard F. Wing of Rutland was elected as Rutland county member of the state committee to suc ceed B. L. Stafford, who has resigned. The Resolution. The resolution requesting Gov. Clem ent to call a special session of the legislature follows: "Resolved, that the Vermont state Republican committee are of the' unan imous opinion, in view of the declara tion of both the Republican and Dem ocratic national organizations in favor of the right of suffrage for women and in view of the widespread recognition of the merits of this measure of politi cal justice, that Governor Clement should promptly call an extra session of the Vermont legislature, for the purpose of ratifying the proposed amendment to the federal constitution providing therefor. "We hold that the women of Ver mont are entitled to the same recogni tion and rights of citizenship as are the women of other sthtes, particularly in view of glorious part taken by them in carrying on manifold war activities and the splendid sacrifices made by the motherhood and the womanhood of Vermont during tlm- world war. We are further of the opinion that the leg islature should be requested to consid er no acts of general legislation at the extra session in addition to ratification of the amendment underconsideration." BUY INSURANCE AGENCY. W. A. Drew and W. M. Lynde Acquire Business of Gauld & Robertson. The Gauld & Robertson insurance and steamship ticket business, owned for the past eight years by John A. Robertson, Mr. Gauld having lft the partnership a year after the office was established, became the possession yes terday afternoon of W. A. Lrew, secre tary of the Barre Board of Trade, and W.'.M. Lvnde, a former Williamstowu resident, Vmt who for the past 12 years conducted stieeessfully large sheep and cattle ranch in Utah. This trans action had been in the making for sev eral day but not until yesterday were the final papers passed. This business, begun nine years ago by Messrs. Ronald W. Gauld and John A. Robertson, has grown to represent six fire insurance companies, together with life insurance companies, liability corporations, accident companies, bond ing houses, in-faet, has gathered in the agencies for all kinds of insurance and is known as a general insurance firm. Under the new management there will be nine fire companies represented. Mr. Drew having three in his possession at the time of the transaction. The other branches of insurance will likewise be carried on. together with the steamship ticket business. After March 1, however, when posses sion is taken by the purchasers, the office will he located at room 5, How hind building, instead of on the upper fhior of the Aldrich block. Mr. Rolwrtsoti and family are plan ning to move to Des Moines, la., about April 1, there to make a permanent home. As vet Mr. Robertson has no enterprise in view in Des Moines and, furthermore, is not anxiously seeking any, for. he declares, his first vacation in nine years is going to lie a long one. The patrons of the agency will find in Messrs. Drew and Lynde two trust worthy and capable business men and men of much business experience. Mr. Drew, secretary of the Hoard of Trade ami one of the iiuportant factors in the drive that secured for Barre the Peer less knitting factory, will continue for a time, at least, hjs duties as secretary. His work before that of secretary was treasurer of the Barre Savings Hank & Trust company of this city, which he abandoned because of poor health. To In mi and to his partner wishes for the best of success are extended. VERMONT STANDS TENTH. In Organization of the National Guard of the Nation. Vermont has reached the 10th posi tion from the top in tne organization of the National Guards in the several states, having 4d per cent of its accred ited strength organized. Under the re cent order from the war department, the adjutant general, who is now It. T. Johnson, is the commanding officer of the National Guard. At the pres ent time he has the rank of lieutenant colonel. This is due to the fact that Vermont has less thsn a regiment; but when it is increased to a regiment he becomes colonel and, should the state at any time have two regiments, he would rank as a brigadier genera). Captain Hugh Hanrahan and Captain Seth H. M Art in of Rut land have been appointed in the medical corps to as sist Major Thomas Hairan in organiz ing the medical detachment of the Na tional Guard. ' CREAMERY FEDERATION. Planned by Vermont Concerns with $00,000 Capital Stock. Borliiurton, Feb. 25. Representatives PRICE, TWO CENTS. YOTE TO RETURN BRIDGE BIDS And to Dispense With the . Services of Storrs En gineering Company SCOTT PROTESTED AGAINST ACTION . Board of Alderme" ashed Its Hands of -fridge Matter r Night Acting of4V vote of th" city meet ing of the night before, thnt any action on the erection of the new bridge on South .Main street be deferred till March 15 so as to come under the in coming administration, the city council last evening voted to return unopened all bids received on the construction of the proposed new bridge, and also to dispense with the services of the Storrs Engineering company, which made the plans for the proposed stone arch bridge. The council was in session but 15 minutes and there was little or almost no discussion of tiie action taken. The council had previously advertised for bids for the construction of the pro posed new bridge to be opened on the evening of Feb. 24. Plans and specifica tions for this purpose had been sent out to contractors before the last, city meeting had been called. AVhen it came time to take tip this matter last evening, Alderman Healy moved that all bids received be turned over to the titrcet committee, with instructions to return same to the bidders with the ' explanation that the city was not ready to receive bids. This motion was sec onded, but before it could be put to a vote Alderman Scott moved to amend that the bidders be advised of the ac tion of the city meeting. The amend" ment was voted down and Mr. Healy'a ' motion tarried, only Alderman Scott voting against it. Alderman McMillan next moved to dispense with the services of the Storrs Engineering company. Alderman Scott objected to the motion on the. ground that it was not fair to the public or to the people who had voted to build the bridge, to cut off all that had been done. Alderman Loranger thought that as the present council did not know what the next would do, it was best to let the engineer go and this opinion was concurred 'in by Alderman Alexander. 1'he motion was carried, Alderman Scott vot ing against it. Mayor Glysson stated that the chair man of the health board, James Smart, had agreed to serve out his term. Previous to the council meeting, the aldermen approved and ordered paid the following bills: Street payroll, $.'t;iS.44; engineering payroll, $44.75; water pavroll, 149.23; fire department payroll, 10:U5; police department navroll. $117.85: C. L. Booth, janitor, $20; Miss Louise M. Grid ley, $7H: J. F. Spencer, streets, $:); George L. Morris, posting election notices. floO; W. J. Loughhced & Co., $150.78. DIED IN NEW ORLEANS. Mrs. Walton Aborn on Way to Visit Parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Calder. A letter received by Mrs. F. A. An-' derou of this city informs her of th death of Mrs. Walton Aborn of New York City, daughter of Mr. and Mr. W. W. ( aider of ,Ataeadero. Cal., atid k:iowii before her marriage is Miss Georgia Kmery. Mrs. Ahorn's death ended a prolonged illness, but came un expectedly. She was making a trip from New York City to Atasciidero. Cal., to visit with her mother, when taken ill with influenza. At New Or-, leans she was taken from the train and to a hospital, where she died three days later, or Feb. lit. The body was taken to Rockville, Me., for burial. . Mrs. Aborn. who originally came from Chelsea to Bane to live, attend ed Barre school and entered Spann ing high school with the class of '04. !he was well known in this city, espe cially in musical circles. Slip leaves a husband, two children, Lucius. 1!, and Lor. 15; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. ( aider of Ata eadero, Cal.: n sister, Mr. Thomas Garrity, and a half-brother, William Calder", both of the same place. LIQUOR SEIZED ON TRAIN. Government Men Collected 168 Quarts at Vermont Border. Burlington. Feb. 25 One hundred and sixty-eight (jusrts of whiskey .were seized on one train running from Mont real to Boston at the Vermont border earlv yesterday morning, ai-rording t information given by a government of ficial in this city yeterday. The liquor was the property f Boston 4 Maine railroad men. who had been spending Washington's birthday in Montreal. The custom official-, collected the li.i uor on the Canadian side and seized it as soon a the train pased over the American line. FAMOUS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT. John C. Olmstead Designed Many Ex position Grounds. Brkiine. M, Feb. 2-V Mm C. 01m.ted, a landscape architect. wht designed many exposition ground and park systems throughout the eoiin'ry, dird at hi Ikih' here laf night. Ths crotind of the exposition at Chicago. Seattle and Winnipeg. Manit-b, weie h-s products. I'arV ytem .'-d .Hit by him in cluded th-'.-e of B..-"in. Chicago tS-iuh parks, p.uffal .. I -he.tef. X. V- Ha-t f'rd. I.-.ni-v Mi'waukee, Sea tie an-'. Spokane. He designed also 2t .wr Is f. r several Capitols and other jiuMi." b-M;(d:ng. Mr. Uitii-tr-d - f. '.cars, of a;.-.