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VOL. XXIII NO. 292.
SOVIET RUSSIA OFFERS UNITED STATES PEACE M SA YS MOSCO W REPORT A Wireless Dispatch Re ceived in London To-day from the Capital of the Soviet Government Says Note Has Been Sent to Washington. SIMILAR OFFER TO JAPAN AND RUMANIA The Proposal for Negotia tions Is. Said to Have Been Sent by the Soviet Commissary of Foreign Affairs of the Moscow ' Government. London, Feb. 2(5. The soviet torn nf f ,11-ulcrn nll'airs lias dis unreal v. , Hatched notes to tlic United States,) Japan and Rumania, offering tlieni jieaee with soviet Russia, according to a wireless dispatch from Mneco- to-day. "DISABILITY " TALKED FROM ALL ANGLES Members'of House Judiciary Committee Object to Bill Giving Cabinet Pow er to Declare President "Unfit" After Six Weeks. Washington, D. t ' eb. 20. What constitutes "inability" of a president of Hie United States to perform the duties of bis oilice and how this ques tion may be determined was discussed to-day from all angles by the House judiciary committee in opening hear ings on four measures relating to mode of procedure. .Emphatic, objection -was expressed by members of the committer to certain provisions of a bill offered by Repre sentative Madden, Republican, Illinois, which would give the cabinet power to declare the president "unfit" after be ing ill or absent from the country six weeks. Mr. Madden said he was trying to suggest n short way out of the diffi culty, adding th;it the cabinet, natural ly in harmony and sympathy with a president, would not be inclined to do violence to his rights. "Why does your bill fix March 4 as the date it is' to take effect?' asked Representative Morgan, Republican, of Oklahoma. "Simply to take the present presi dent out 'of the discussion." Mr. Mad den replied, "f do nut want. President Wilson to think this legislation is aimed at him." Representative Dusted. Republican, New York, thought the plan gave "tre mendously vide discretion to the cabi net.'" which amounted to absolute pow rr oxer the president. 'AMBASSADOR JOHNSON VISITS WHITE HOUSE To Receive Final Instructions Before Leaving for His Post in Rome. Washington. D. C, Feb. 2ti. Robert Underwood Johnson, newly appointed embassador to Italy, called at the White House today to receive his final instructions tieforc leaving for Rome. He said he expected to sail almiit March 1H. ' SUBJECTED TO FOUR CENSORS. Newspaper Correspondence Which Is Sent Out of Budapest. miuHli-i, -" -- resin ndent here liave discovered ineir .1: I. . U n I n ,a .tin , llA I, II 1 1 f, t 1 f, t ,f 1 nisjmiciies ... ..... .. ... , four censors, unp is a io.ni oiueiai, Idlll vi 11,11 .-.I. - - another is dominated hy extremist. and a third bv holsheviki supposed to . Tk. u ;. he located in icnna. The fourth is liiaintaincd at an unknown point, sup posedly by enemy neighbors of Hun gary. MOTOR MERGER To Have Control of Locomobile, Mercer and Simplex. New York. Feb. 26. OrgHiiization of Hare's Motor, an operating company. l control jointly the Ioconiohilc com pnv and the Mercer Motor company, makers of Locomobile. Mercer and Sim plex car. a idiiouiktiI here to-day by Allen S. Hare, pm-ident of the con trolling corporation. WALLACE PRESENTS REPLY Of Pre. Wilaoa to Latest Note of the Allies on Adriatic Paii. Feb. 2'.. Huch C. Wallace, the American ml-"adiir. presenteilto the fureisn tiffice thi afternoon I'rci nt il-iii" reply to the latest not H Xhr allif n the Adriatic jucstm. MINISTER TO SIAX. Grrge W. P. Hunt ! Arizona Waa Named Ta-iay. it-. . . . . - Tl t ' 1 . . -"Hi I ,r W. P. Il'irt cf Arirt,a "as Pom tinl'-d to dav Iit iTc-mrni v iiihb 10 ue mn- to bm. THE FRENCH RAIL SERVICE TIED UP BY STJiIKE There are Threats of Syndicalism and Demands Are Being Made for Na tionalizing the Roads. Paris, Feb. 20.-Suburban service out of this citv was affected by the railroad strike tins morning, me ius tille station, serving sections in the eastern part of the city, being closed. .u. lt lUm St T.n. .arre station, officials of the company f stated, but onlv a few arrived. At the Paris, Lyon and Mediterranean station the situation was unchanged. Six trains u-nrn -nude no there this morninc and were awaitinir loeomotivis. The North ern station and the Orleans terminal were normal. theyr,uSm;nvn,X"i.at all railroads be nationalized are be ing made by strike leaders, who contin no" 1,nir ofriirtu to stamiicde. all rail- Toad workers in the country into the gtrike, which begun with the walkout of the employes of the Paris, Lyon and Mediterranean system. In the provinces the 'movement is looked upon by the authorities as revolutionary instead of professional, according to the Echo de Paris. All arrangements to insure the de livery of food supplies to the city have uverv OI 1'IIHI sii'liiii- '"V fopon'made bv the government and mil- nieinal officials have taken similar steps. The question of placing the rail roads under military control, as Pre mier Briand did in 1910, is being con sidered, but such a grave decision, the newspapers say, is impossible in the absence of Premier Millerand. It is said officials take Hie view that the Paris. Lyons and Mediterranean com pany is entitled to the right, to enforce discipline on its system, and it will re ceive support from the government, if necessa ry. The strike on this road was caused by the refusal of the road to reinstate in its service men who were discharged, it is alleged, because they absented themselves from duty to attend a un ion meeting. HUNGARY ASKS'U. S. AND JAPAN FOR LOAN In Order to Repatriate Hungarian Pris oners from Siberia, for Which , She Also Asks Per mission. TindnncBf . Feb. 2tt. Huncar v's peace delegation at Neuilly, France, lias asked that Hungarian prisoners ot war in Siberia be repatriated and have asked the United States and Japan for a loan to carry on the work. Dispatches from (ho Hnintmtcs received here sav thev are virtually imprisoned in the Chateau Madrid at Neuilly. being allowed to go about the town only when accompanied hy a detective. BRITISH DO NOT OBJECT. To Sailing of Former German Ships Under Argentine Flag. Huenos Aires, Wednesday, Feb. 2,1. James A. MacLeay, British minister to Argentina, has informed this govern ment that Great Britain has no objec tions to the sailing of the steamship Hahia Blanea for New York under the Argentine flag. It is learned, however, that Kngland reserves its rights, as a member of the allied reparation com mission, to have a voice in the deter mination of that body as to the dispo sition of this ship, which was pur chased by Argentina from Germany during the war. Mr. MacLeay informed the foreign minister, so far as Great Britain was concerned, there was no intention to seize the ship en route, the whole mat ter being in the hands of the allied reparation commission, which has not as yet taken up the subject. Tiny de parture of the Hahia Blanca. which has been delayed pending Mr MacLeay'a arrival, is now expected within the next ten days. A authoritatively outlined here, the llritish irovernmen1.' position has been ...... , that the Hahia Blanca is one of the German ships which Germany would 'in mi.ii .-,.....-. " .... .. ............. - . 1. .-A tiAnn nlillfrc! t n Ktit rtwler li nder I ' . . - i the reparation clauses of the treaty if I .v- . i i. . i . i . ,.l.l T , ;.. 1 me vessel nun nui uecii sum. llir rss-i linn ni .wn. a v i- pointed out that if this boat is ex . I - 1 1 -- 1.1 1. .. , 4 . rpjttefl a preceucni cepted a precedent would be established i . . . :. .. 1. . . I .. . .- A ; for other. German nc ill ner i,iri inn n line's .iiinini it ..i-- u p,,SPl 0f, or which could be sold. There d J, well founded impression here that it H . ... , i: 1S weil-iouniien lllliresniu m-ir inni iv i is probable when the matter of dispo-1 suion ot uerman snips is laacn up ny l ii. . . -. .1.... 1....1..I ine reparation commission niai ueuv will call on Germany to produce the Hahia Blamli and that when lermany informs the commission the vessel is . . . . in t ho fwii&sssirm nf 4rfrptitina da niana win oc mane inai iieririanv rp-i fund to the alii the price for which ine naiua manca was .nm, i nus oji holding the principle of reparation. WANT SALARIES DOUBLED. Vienna Municipal Employes Also Want Pensions. i lepci repon. lie iiriiiTni ini mi it- Vienna. Feb. 2.". Demands have WiLnih Im stricken from the record, as made hy municipal employes for salar ie double they are at present receiv ing. The men a-k that thee sUne. le retroactive tn Jan. 1. and inelude all prcent penion ailani-es. It is ftimated that these demands, if grant ed, would cost .WO.tMi.iwp crowns n nuailr. 4 WIDELY KNOWN EXPLORER. Marcel Augnste Dieolafoy, Wha TJb coverrd Palace of Darina, Is Dead. Taris, Feb. it!4a.. Annonni-e-mcnt i n.ade of the death ( Marcel A'g."aste I:eu:fy.a wijely knn u ulis'er and ar-hasi4jr!-t. He "as !-n j m T.ti,mte in IM ' wni' ' i .m-u- an4 Ajtavaere l Vu', im B"-. BARRE FROZEN TO RAIL, CAR BLOCKS LINE Ware anfJ Palmer, MaSS., Were Cut Off from Each Other py- iiatiC'T fONDTTTON OF ENTIRE WINTER Holyoke Virtually Isolated from Its Suburbs-Snow rom Its Suburbs Sno Drifted by High Wind Snrimrficld. Mass.. Feb. 20. The worst trolley transportation conditions of the winter existed to-day in western Massachusetts lis the result of lust night's high wind, which filled in lines that had been laboriously excavated after heavier storms. The few inches of liL-ht snow that fell Tuesday night drifted heavilv. Intercity lines were most affected. Holyoke was virtually isolated from its suburbs, with five outlying lines covered bv drifts and rails buried in ice formed in last night'a near-zero weather Lilies' to Northampton, t'hico- pec and South Hadley were out of use. Ketween Mare and Palmer, east ol tins citv, an express car and plow were frozen in while the lino Was closed bv snow. Lines between this city and Hartford on the west side ot the lonneeticui river 'also were closed, and between West field and Huntington service was suspended. SNOW MAKES HOLIDAY And Everybody Tarns Out to Lift the Bangor Blockade. llannnr. Me.. Feb. 2(i. This citv and the surrounding country is in the grip of a snow blockade, ana the situation from manv Hiicles is regarded as serious, tiarticularlv the fire hazard and the inability of physicians to reach the sick in remote sections. All trains are many hours late, and the street Tinl wav'is stniL'cling tinder unprecedented conditions to keep a few. of the down town lines running. A general holiday was declared to day, and business men and employes turned out to help tne cnv crews mi the embargo. Business is at a stand still. SHARP CLASH DURING SOCIALIST HEARING Counsel of Defense Claimed Attorney For Other Side Had Given Wrong Impression. Albanv, N. Y., Feb. 2fi.- 1 he sharp est clash between opposing counsel which vet has marked the trial bet ore the Assembly judiciary committee of the live suspended Socialist assembly- men ilmried with ills ovultv oecurreil at. the opening of to-day's session when Assemblyman I .oil is waluemaii, a oe fenilniit," was called for cross examina tion. Morris Hilhjuit and Seymour Sted man of defense counsel ilaimed that Martin ( onboy, conducting the cross examination, had conveyed the impres sion that he was reading from a report on conditions in Russia by James O'Neil, associate editor of the New York 'all, whereas he was in fact read ing from an article concerning the al leged report written for the New York Times bv William Knglish Walling, who, the defense claims, -was an ac knowledged foe of the Socialist move ment. The Socialists claim no Filch report was made by O'Neil, and tjiat it a not considered at the l'bicngi conven tion last year when the Socialist party planned support to the third (Moscow I 1HICIIIHI ilium, .m. iii'i'jiin w, . I. .1 f nn.-n ,ntHtll,Tllil I lm international. .Mr. miiquir. aeciarea nit Ul'irinr nm in i ,(irn.rn. u ..... wood faith" of the prosecution that , .. : - . .1 . .. 1 . . : when "it purported to read a report it reaa a report. Judge Arthur E. Sutherland spran? up to defend his colleague, although he declared Mr. C'oiibny needed no defense and that the matter was plain to any- ana mai wie llimiei wan iiiiii wnj - one who wished to se it in its true light. t-t. rien air. riiiei iitiiu inin- iuit-i- rupted him, Judge Sutherland demand- ed that he "keep still for a moment" and said that he desired "only the ... i j When Mr. Sutherland twice inter- eonrtosv that one American would ex icon in iimnt-i. . u- j"i u ... resented the imputation of unfajrnes tend to another.' The judge added he nn th part of Mr. t on bo v. The defense, which asked that the srtiile Is? intriMlueed in evidence, with drew il after it learned its. nature, (hairman Martin then announced he would issue, at the request cf the com mittee counsel, a euhpicna for the al ii. - j .1. n h AiA n.it wish it to contain anv im plication of irregularity by committee counsel. Waldeman was questioned concern wg the ousting of the Soria)i-t oelepa tiim. He declared that the attitude of Speaker Sacrt. who initiated the movement, was that -which you bang first and trv .ifterwards." ONLY IN RETALIATION. Wai Prison Gs Be Used Agiinst Fron tier Tribes sf Iadia. Ivi.nd n. Feb. M .Canadian Press . The n- of pi"f it the tr in j.-r -'i'k. -i In t ! Pot .'T'T ifd t- j .! n rt;iat:i.n. A statement '. Ir.. rflit nude .a tne ll u-e of j - . lunnww a urUU vi the g..veri.cii 15AHRE, VERMONT, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY PEACE DEBATE AGAIN RESUMED Treaty Has Right of Way in Senate Until It Is Disposed Of THREE WEEKS MAY , BE NECESSARY Republican and Democrat ic Leaders Armed With Parliamentary Weapons Washington, I). C, Feb., 26.-Thc peace treaty cama buck to the floor of the Senate to-day To be given the right of way until disposed of. It is believed that not more than three weeks will be consumed in disposing of amend ments to the reservations adopted at the last session of Congress, before a final vote on the pact is reached. sAfter that vote, whatever the outcome, the trmfr will he seen no more on the cal endar, according to Senate leaders, who will await the verdict on 'the question at the. polls in November. Senator Kccd, Democrat, of Missouri, who has been one of the most active foes of the treaty, announced he planned to speak to-day. Franklv declaring mat nonouy couiu tell wba't would happen, Republican and Democratic leaders went back into the fight prepared to use every parlia mentary weapon to strengthen their sides. ARMED GUARDS IN RICH OIL FIELDS To Prevent Claim Jumping on First Night After Release of the Lands in Wyoming Under Nation al Oil Land Leasing Bill. Casper, Wyo., Feb. 2K. Armed guards last night patrolled the oil fields of the Salt Creek field, said to be the richest oil region in the Rocky moun tain states, to prevent claim jumping on the first night after release of the lands under the national oil land leas ing bill, signed by the president yes terday. A raw wind sweeping across the country did not deter claimants of the lands." Automobile headlights were turned into searchlights and mounted men rode the country, following every suspicious movement of unidentified persons. A considerable part of the land has been partly developed and eluimuiits were anxious to prevent oth er persons erecting derricks during the n;ght and thereby causing long litiga tion. COMING TO UNITED STATES. Prince and Princess Christian of Hesse to Visit Her Parents. Niee, France, Feb. 26. Prince mid Princess Christian of Hese have ar rived in this city, traveling incognito under the names 'of the duke and duch ess of Prabant. After a sojourn here they will go to America to visit the princess" parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rich ard H. Rogers of New Y ork City. CHARGES OF BRIBERY WERE DISMISSED Six Men Were Accused at Detroit of Conspiracy to Defraud the Gov ernment Out of Millions. Hetroit. Mieh.. Fefi. 2r..-Charges of bribcrv against the six men being tried in' federal court here on indictments alleging a conspiracy to defraud the government of millions of dollars' worth of army ordnani-e material were dismissed by' United States District JudRe Tuttle' to-day on motion of coun sel for Captain Soterios Nieholson. The trial on the eons-piracy charge Utinn last December and presentation of evidence was completed yesterday. Summing up arguments were eipected to be completed to-day. Nicholson, with Grant H112I1 Browne, millionaire sportsman, and four others are accused of conspiring, thmugh pre-arrnniffd bids, to purchase at their own price ordnance material which the govern ment planned to dispose of. PADEREWSKI TO RETIRE. Doesn't Expect to Appear on Concert Program Again. London, Feb. 2d. - I.'na e Jan Pade-rew-ki, former Polish premier, will never again appear on the concert plat form, nor is he likely to-re enter pMi tics. according to the YYvv. Switzer land correspondent of the Daily Mai!. Ihirinc an interview with M. Paderew ski. the correspondent a-ked him if it W!is true he would accept the nomina tion as president of Poland. "I don't think I -hall be invited to become president." the great pianist re plied. "I hope to devote the ret of my life to composing nuisie. I am con viii.ed an era f peace and prosperity for Poland is becuu and feel my polit ical mi-sion is tini-hod." tiencva. Feb. 'JG Hv I- lnsre Jan Paderewski, former Tolish premier, ho arrived recently in Switzerland, has pone to London' f r the purr..e of lay ing hcf'H-e Xhf suprrme al'i-d couneil. Pcli-h viens coii.-enim? pca-e nego tiations with the Rutan soviet gov ernment. WILL PUELISH ADRIATIC NOTES. Final Deririon n the Matter Was Re ceived at Washington To-day. Was).inj:-..n. 1. C. Feb. 'ti, Final deci-i..n to publi-h th evihjge, 1 twecn the American Z!.cri.na-nt act :he n:'n'e premiers mi 1 - Adriatic jetiin " resthed t-4y. "si- en n.ces n '' "al- ?) i. 1T .4av at the -ts-e ..--ssti men . rfn ;! "-i.rn.jte at :;i tt wvuU run clje t I2. aord DAI SAPPHIRE 8 IN. LONG WEIGHING 5 POUNDS. Bombay, India, Feb. 26. A sapphire eight inches long and v weighing more than five pounds is reported to have been found at Mogok by a Burmese. Its value is estimated at between 4(1,000 pounds and 50,01)0 pounds. SO CALL2D LIQUOR. REVOLT FLICKERED OUT Major Dalrymple Has Withdrawn His Forces and Will Lay Facts Be fore Commissioner. Iron River, Mich., Feb. 20. The armed force of federal agents under command of Major A. X. Dalrymple, who came here from Chicago to "put down a liquor rebellion in the upper Michigan peninsula," to-day had been withdrawn and the "revolt" itself had flickered out. The only casualties were nine barrels of home-uiade wine taken by revenue agents from n parish priest's house, where the state had stored il. for safe keeping, and poured it into the snow. Major Dalrymple announced lie would go to Washington to "lay all the facts before Commissioner Kramer." State's Attorney McDonough reiterated he would demand "a. full and complete in vestigation of this affair and of Major Dalrymplc's part in giving the United States the impression that Iron eounty is in 'revolt,' and is inhabited by sav ages." Lack of support from Washington, Major Dalrymple said, had caused the failure of his "expedition," but he de clared he would not quit bis office un less Commissioner Kramer requested it. The dialogue yesterday between Mc Donough and Palrymplo'took place be fore a crowd of a hundred or more citizens who had followed McDonough and several members of the federal agent's party to the hotel. The state's attorney plunged right into the subject uppermost in the minds of all. "I have come here o issue a warning to you, Mr. Dalrymple," he said. U have read about the various thinga you plan to do to quell the whiskey revolt, as you call it. What A want to tell von" is this: If you or any of your men attempt to arrest me or my aides with out due procesa of law, I will take you and your entire party into custody im tnediataly, and I am'preparcd to do it. Now t.t" this right -I will arrest you and your men and lock you up and put you where you Iwlong, Mr. Dalrymple. The major returned: "I don't want to get a lecture from you, and this seems entirely unnecessary. I have come here for' the purpose of enforcing the law, ajid I think this is a high handed grandstand play." "You are a natural born grandstand er, yourself." McDonough countered. "You have been playing to the public press and have said thinca which have been an outrageous affront to this com munity." At this point a motion picture opera tor interrupted to say: "Just a moment. Major, stand up a little closer to Mr. McDonough and pose for a picture, pies sc." Of course he will," declared Mc Donough. "He likes it." "Keep atiil," requested the camera man. 'That's what, they do up here, punned the major. "More of your city ways." fenced McDonough. '"This picture taking -I'm not used to it." "You're a better actor' than I, re plied Dalrvmple. "Yes," agreed the attorney, "and You'll find I am a bad aetor. As for vou, von are naturally a movie poser. As a matter of fact, Mr. Dalrymple. I don't believe you have quite as much jiuts as when you got off the train last mghl." And about ."00 more words of similar conversation accompanied the click of the movie camera and then the two (.Mirers parted. LIQUOR DISTILLERY IN CLEVELAND SEIZED Two 50-Gallon Stills, 593 Boxes of Rais ins, 19 Cases of Prunes, 23 Barrel of Mash and 10 Gallons of Raisin Whiskey Were Taken. Cleveland, O., Feb. 'JO. Two oO-gal-lon stills, .'!3 !oxes of raisins. 1!) case of prunes, 2.1 barrels of mash aad 10 eallons of raisin whiskey valued at be tween SdO.tXMl and $1.",00, were seired j by police in a raid on a private dwell- I ihg this morning. One man was ar retted and turned over to federal au thogties. TO BUILD CHAPEL CARS. By the Baptists to Put on Railroads Operating Out of Chicago. Chicago. Feb. 2rt.- (Impel cars, equipped wi'h living quarters for a minister and his family, and ith seat ing accommodation for ! persons, will lie built tor every railroad out of Chi cago "as money "is available." accord ing to an announcement to day by the Northern Bspti-t church. Seven Mich cars already are operat ing acro-s the i-nr.tincnt, the announce ment said, and men and women have professed conversion in them. VALSTEAD ACT WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED 1 V. S. Supreme Court on ArpeaUi la st itnttd by Geirge C. Dempsey ' of Massachusetts. Wasblneton. D. l. Feb. :'.. The su preme cmui was asked by the ?vern rnt t bear on March with 'he Khde l-lan.t case arguments n ap peals insti'uted by .c.rge C. IVmpy from decrees in Massachusetts, di m s-.rr pr.icccJ i.gs brought to pre vent cr,f.rccn'ent of the l:r1 pr..- ( h.!,.te.ri ent..rr, ment act. In brmgiii he --.i t. Ifcmjy a'.icgi-d the a. t wn ii.'-r.n-t i: 11: ji-ial. .: it.r t.encral K ri a".J cuin-el i s t . rr i a t j ev.j--l.te cn- ter:iju ! the M -a. bu-et' rase. 20, 1920. BRAKEMAN WAS BADLY MAULED Charles Crete Struck by a Central Vermont Train at Swanton Junction LEG AND ARM WERE BROKEN Other ' Injuries Were Sus tained, But He Is Ex pected to Recover St. Albans, Feb. 2fi.C!iarlc8 Crete of Montreal, a Grand Trunk railway brakeman, was brought to the St. Al bans hospital this morning, suffering from a fracture of the right leg be tween the knee and hip, a fracture of the right forearm and other injuries, received when he was hit by train No. 1, northbound, early this morning over the Central Vermont railway, at Swanton Junction. The end of the lit tle linger of his right band was takeu off and the back of the hand was badly bruised. Dr. Alan Davidson, railroad surgeon, attended the injured man. His condition is favorable. The accident occurred when the man stepped from the caboose of his train, a way freight from Montreal, to the opposite track, evidently not noticing that No. 1 was approaching. He was hit by the buffer beam on the pilot. TOWN OF MILTON UNDER QUARANTINE There Are 60 Cases of "Flu"' There Georgia Has 17, Bakersfield 9, Berkshire 3. St. Albans, Feb. 20 Dr. W. J. How ard, health officer of district No. 1, which includes Franklin county and Milton, reports that there are 2!t cases of influenza in the county and about 00 iu Milton. The latter town is under quarantine. The other rases reported arc as fol lows: Georgia 17, Bukerstield 0, Berk shire 3. Although St. Albans is given as a possible source of some of the cases reported from other Franklin county towns, no cases of the disease have been reported here. If there are Bny. it i thought they are in families where no doctor has been called. FUNERAL OF IRENE JACKSON. Was Held from the Horn of "Her Sister on Richardson Road. From t he Charles Badger home 'on the Richardson road, the funeral of Miss Irene tioldie Jackson, whose death occurred Monday evening after a pro hinged illness with consumption, was held at J o'clock yesterday afternoon. Several former schoolmates, as well as a number of friends and relatives, at tended the funeral services. There were many flowers. The remains were taken to the F.lm wood vault, (ieorge Murray, James Young. Douglas Newcomb and Edward Ilamel acting as pall bearers. Burial will 1m- made in Hope cemetery in the spring. Montreal w oman and four children burned Mrs. M. Gregory Was in Bed with Her Two-Day-Old Baby and Three Other Children, Playing About House, Started Fire. Montreal, Feb. 20.- Mrs. M. Gregory and her four children were burned to death early to-day in a fire which de stroyed their home at Greenfield l'Rrk. Fast. Mrs. Gregory and a two-day-old baby were, lying in bed on the second tioor of the home when the other three children, who were playing on the lower floor, accidentally set tire to the bouse. PANAMA STRIKE GROWS. Crisis Expected To-day, When Gov. Harding's Ultimatum Becomes Effective. Panama, Feb. i'V Ranks of the strik ing colored maintenance of way em ployes of the Panama canal adminis tration were swelled tn l.'i.tMMI to-day by sympathizer. The crisis is expect, ed to-morrow when Governor Hard ing' ultimatum, depriving strikers of their positions and privileges, will be come effective. The authorities belinc a break in the strike i imminent, but official announcement was made to night that lalsirer would be imported to carry on cinal operations if the men refused" to return .o their posts. FIFTH DEATH IN FAMILY FROM THE INFLUENZA Two-Year-Old Son in Alfred W. Vos- fcerg's Family in Worcester, Mass, Died To-day. Worcester. Ma.. Feb. Jii.-The fifth nicniWr of Alfred W. Yosberg'a family here died to-day from influenza. Sirn-e Feb. II. YosU-rg has bwt his wile, three children and bis sister in-law. Mis Pearlie Fuller of Londonderry. YU who came to Worcester to nurse the sick. To-day's victim was a two-year-old son. the only member of the family left are Y osU rg and a daughter, two month old. WILL MAKE STATEMENT SOON. Lient.-Gov. Stone Has Not Disclosed What Ita Nature Will Be. M.tnn S Stone, lieutenant -governor. when wen last evening relative to any announcement be might have bad to niake in connection with Wing a can didate fir governor, said: '1 rxrct to make a Ma'ement win." and that it all he would say al-.ut the ma iter. ES SOME MAINE HIGHWAYS BURIED j5 FEET DEEP. Houlton, Me., Feb. 2H. For the first time this year postmen making their deliveries were obliged to resort to snowshoes to enable them to get around on account of the huge drifts caused by the storm and gale of yes terday. Roads outside of towm are impassable, being blocked in many places by drifts over 15 feet in lieight. All trains on the Bangor & Aroostook road were reported as being from three to five hours behind schedule time, due both to snow drifts and frozen switches. MOST OF NEW VOTERS LISTED IN WARD FOUR Many Men and a Few Women Availed Themselves of the Opportunity to Get on Barre Checklist Last Night. , Many availed themselves of the op portunity to have their names attached to the Barre checklist last evening and from 7 o'clock until nearly 10 o'clock the board of civil authority examined and read the freeman's outii to those eligible. Several who wished to have their names attached to the checklist were turned away because they did not meet the requirements. It seemed quite evident that the greater part of the new voters were residents of ward 4. A few women appeared for the priv ilege of voting for school commissioner only. ' Before adjourning until 5 o'clock Tuesday morning March 2, the board elected" the various ward justices as follows: Ward 1, A. A. Sargent; ward 2, James Browne; wifid I!, W. D. Smith; ward 4. W. J. Black more; ward 5, Stephen Rizzi; ward b James Mac kay. Those names added to the list last night were as follows: Arthur J. Car bonneau, Joseph Stumpp, Ralph Tohin, F.dward J. Carroll, Douglas Inglis, F'rank S. Cassiva, Alex. Mendrickson, V. Newell Parker, l-eslic T. Wyllie, Carroll K. Ordway, II. J. Morse, Thom as Tomasi, Ixslie E. Wilson, Dewey Stone, Robert Patterson, Charles K. Fmmotis, George Stewart, Raymond Festman, Algot Knutson, Henry Bis son. Sahino lsorso. l'ietro Guerino, William Patterson Imlach, Charles F. McCarthy, Paul S. Alexander. C. M. Bradford". Hurry Wykes. Max F. Wil ley, Biagio Puricelli. Douglas Cruick Bliank. John Lyon, Charles Kiddel. Fred Davidson, Niel Nielson. Paul Movalli, Giovanni Brunetto, It. L. Wondworih, Charles Williams, Joseph Comolli, David Morgan, Antonio David, Francesco Mara, Albert Dowera, Roseoe Averv, William 1'. Mortimer. W. L. Ducharnie, Veto Cervone. Martini Ber tolini, Carlo Fantoni. John Olsen. W. J. Beck, F. G. Vinton, Luigi FVrrati. Gui seppc Bianrhi, Pa nl Mascitti, Ralph Turner, James Devers, Justin Barber, Peter Gropelli, Pasquale Lalienni. Fred erick Anderson, Francis CIcary. Thom as J. Blann, jr.. Gcivanni Peretti, Charles Inlir. James W. lxrd, I go F. Comolli, Harold P. Bradbury, Ccsidvo Citroni, Joseph Cassellini, Mitchell Al maro. Carlo F.rmoli, Carlo Fontana, Jo seph cnatropHiii. Arthur W. Cork. John C.J'. Ibmey, Abramo Ceresoli, John P. Mitchell. Do minico Salvador. Cleophas (iamai he, John Yorchiani. George Andrew, Leon ard L. Lander. Ola Kojers, Nora Jack son. Carni Jackson. Ida J. Martin. Christina Gordon, Mary A. Mclver, Achille Fontana, Adolpho Gnazzoiii, John G. Kenetick, Roy McDonald. John K. Geals. Nils Borg'h, Kmel Brobcrg, Charles K. Littel. James T. Scott.' Paul R. Melchcr. Charles Robar. Henry Clark, Jesse J. Culver, Antonio Ceironi, Sever in ( barest, George Mowait. Isaliella Booth, Harlev Stewart. K.dith M. Scott, Florence Yca'le. Jane M. Milne, Kuniee ( ole, J. i:. Rodney, Yirgilio Moruzzi. MAINE SEEKS FEDERAL AID. In Construction of 150 Miles of State Highway. Augusta. Me., Feb. 2tt The construc tion of about I.'mI miles of state, high way'in Maine is the program contem plated for this year, according to the annual report to" day of the state high way commission. Surveys for this work have been completed and steps taken t have all the projerts.approved bv the federal government for federal aid. PERSHING SEES W HERE SOLDIERS WERE MADE Inspected Camp Devens, Being Received By Major General - McCain. Aver, Mass., Feb. 2fi. Gcn.Ta! Per suing to-day inspected Camp Devcn. He was greeted 011 Lis arrival by Major General It. P. McCain and by towns people and set out at once to look over the cantonment. He was given a form al reception at the hostess house this afternoon. CONGRESS SCORED For Alleged Attack on Merit System Through Volstead Act. Springfield. Mass., Feb. 'Jii. Consiress was scored for an alleged attack on !,e merit system through the exemp ts:.... nl VoUtesH net ncciit and insncc- li, ......-..--- r- - . tors from civil service examinations in the reMirt of the league council read to-dav in the annual convention here of the National tivil Servii-e Reform league, bv Arthur R. Kimball of Wa terfmrv. Conn., chairman of the council. REFUSED A HEARING. Boilermakers and Iron Shipbuilders at Newburgh, N. Y, Are Out. New burgh. N. Y.. Feb. 26 Member of the boilermakers' and iron shiplmild ers' union went on strike at the New burgh M.ipvards today, asserting that they bad "been refold a hearing on gTievame. The union darned l-V men Mrutk. but the -oirpany contend ed that only a third of that numlr Were out. PRICE, TWO CENTS. TELLS DEALINGS WITHBARTLEY John A. Burke, Accused of - Murder, Took Stand ' To-day TRANSACTIONS WITH LIQUOR INVVED Burke Went on . ul Aft er Two Oth ltnesses W"Ny Had Heard Skowhcga. f., Feb. 20. John A. Burke to-day .oiik the stand and gave his version of what happened on the night of the disappearance of Nelson W. Hartley, for whose murder he has been on trial the past two weeks in the supreme court. He began his tfiory after two additional witnesses for tin; defense had been examined.. Leo A. Jackson was allowed to testi fy that he had seen the Bart ley prom issory notes and the receipt which the state contends were forged by Burke, although the attorneys for the stato had objected yesterday afternoon to such evidence. He said he had been shown the notes by Mrs. Burke about the first of last June. Jackson's testimony was corrobora ted by Arthur Libby." who said he hud seen the notes at Burke's home be fore Hartley was killed. The defense contends they would not have been shown while Hartley was living if they had been forgeries. Burke began his story lorMelling of his life at Jackiuan and about the liquor smuggling transaction. .He said he had been employed as'commiui woodsman, river driver, railroad nmu and officer of the law. He went, to Jackman about 13 years ago from Fairfield, and was married ten year later to Jiliss Firsts Williams. He first bcame acquainted with Hartley soon after going to Jackman and 'the next yesr entered his employ ment, doing general work in the Moosa River house." He eaiu he tended tins hotel bar while Hartley was in jail here as the result of a liquor indictment. Bartley had been his bondsman three times.' when he served as deputy sher iff, constable and tax collector. Burke said he was approached about the middle of October. 111 S, by Hart ley, who suggested that Burke tako some of the township's tax money and buy some liquor in Canada. They went to' Quebec on Nov. 10, and Hartley made the purchase. They also bought several cases at Quebec, whieh they brought buck in their automobile and unloaded at Hartley's hotel. l!rke said he took about $3,100 with him, the most of which was money col lected for taxes. The whiskey arrived in December, and he saw it in a barn in which it was stored on the Maino side of the border, near Jackman. Ijiter Bartley told him the liquor had been stolen, but he did not believo Hartley took it. WAS PROMINENT FARMER. Irving W. Bates of Barre Town Passed Away Last Night. Irving W. Bates, one of the highly respected citizens of the town of Barro, passed away at hi home last night at 11 :.-, having been ill for the past three months. He was one of the most pro gressive farmers of the town, having one of the largest herds of registered Guernseys in the state. Mr. B.ites wa a member of the executive committee of the Ycrinont Guernsey Breeders' as sociation. . Mr. Pates was Isirn on the Bates home place in Barre nn Jan. l!. 1$.V, being the son of Allen and Adeli.n (llrowning) Bates, lie was the third generation of the family born on that, farm. The place has been in the family since it was first settled nearly years ago by his great-grandfather, Jo seph Browning. Mr. Bates loaxes his wife. Cora Che ney Bates, two daughters, Mrs. William M;!ne of Barre, Reuiah Bates, a teach er in this city, and one son, Yincent A. Bates of Will'iamstowit; also one broth er, George L. Bates of North Calais, and a sister, Fannie A. Cooney of Last Barre. He held nisny town offices of trust, was a member of the South Barre ETange, of Granite lodge. No. 3."), F. and A. M., Granite chapter, R. A. M., and of the Eastern Star. By all his acquaintances, Mr. Bates wa'hc!d in great esteem and his pass ing will brintr sorrow to many people. The funeral will be held from the home Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. DEATH CF NELSON PARKER. Native of West Chazy, N. Y., But Spent Much Time in Baire. Nelson Parker of t F.lmwuod avenue died at his home yesterday afternoon at f:.-!0 after u week's illness of pneu monia. The funeral will be held from St. Monica's church to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock and on this account thero will not be any 7:;nt mass Mt the church to-morrow. The body will be pineed ill the receiving vault at Khnwood tn await burial in the Catholic cemeiery in the spring. Mr. Parker wa born in West Chazy, N. V., Aug. 1". il7. and a great p"t of his life was spent there. His mar riage to Elizabeth IVnecore occurred :n that community 47 years ag. F'or the past 1- v-ar they have resided in Barre, the deceascd firrf being employed by Mrs. Bolster and for a number t. years being a workman in the city itreet department. Besides his wife he leaves five rnii dren. as follows: Luella and !.ee Parker of this city, Mrs Pen-ival Rennet an' Jtrs. George Lafayette, also rf Rar-, and lldmimJ l'mker of P.u-i-r.g4.. n. There are also three half-brother, e::o. one half-sister surviving Tiier ar; Henry Parker of t hk ago. Jo-eph r.i-k-er of this city. Arr.hre "'erker ' Vet Chary an'l Mrs. ( ariseliiie I-spic- of West havy. A m,:r,!icr o." p ::;! cji'niita aiio M.IVI-V.