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DAILY Ik n VOL. XXIII NO. 296. IN RUSH TO GET OFF SHIP SEVEN MEN LOST LIVES AND OTHERS WERE HURT The Steamship Bohemian, Which Struck Sambro Ledges Near Halifax on Monday Morning, Sud- 1 denly Broke in Two This Morning After Violent Pounding on the Rocks. MOST OF THE CREW GOT OFF SAFELY The Passengers,64 in Num ber, Were Rescued Yes terdayIt Was Decided at 4 O'clock This Morn ing for Crew to Abandon the Fated Ship. Halifax, March 2. .Seven lives are believed to have been lout when the crew of the Leyland liner Bohemian aban doned their Bbip as she was breaking up on the Sambro ledges this morning. Several others were injured. The ship, which was bound from Bos ton to Liverpool, ran aground in a blinding snow storm while endeavoring to put info Halifax liarbor early yes terday morning. ' Sixty-four passengers were taken off in safety in the morning, but most of (he 120 members of the crew remained on board all day. Late last night a strong swell devel oped and the ship began to pound heav ily on" the rocks. At 4 oclork this morning it was decided to abandon, her. Three of the ship's boats got away safely but the remainder of the men Mere unable to take to the boats, ac cording to the reports received here. The tug Riebling came as close to the stranded ship as possible and the trans fer of those still on board was attempt ed by life lrhes. ft is believed -that the loss of life occurred during this j operation. k Soon after the crew had left the ves-1 eel she broke in t wo and sank. SHIPWRECKED MEN RETURN. Were on the Steamer West Aeta, Which Went Ashore Last Month. New York. March 2. Forty -one roemliers of the crew of the 'steamer West Aleta, which went ashore off Terchclling island last month, arrived here to-day from Antwerp on the trans port Northern Pacific. The transport al.-iT carried 114 officers and civilian passengers and 43S enlisted men, who pad served in the occupied areas ot Herman v. VESSEL RESTING EASILY. The Cedar Springs Went Ashore Last Night on Rose Island. '- Newport, K. I., March 2. The ship ping board steamer Cedar Springs, which went ashore on Rose Inland last evening, is reported by the naval au thorities to be resting easily on a shelving rock shore and it is hoped to pull her off at high tide late this afternoon. The coast guard hip Acush net and a navy tug will rmike the ef fort. DISABLED BUT PROCEEDING. American Steamship Nameaug Broka Her Steering Gear. Xew York, Marrh 2. The American Fteamhip Xameaug, from Gibraltar Feb. 10 for Philadelphia, was to-day reported by. wireless as disabled with steering gear broken. The position of the ship was approximately 1,300 miles east of the Virginia capes. I-ater advices from the Xameaug were tint a jury rudder had been rigged and that the steamer was pro ceeding to her destination. , ROW OVER SOLDIER RELIEF LEGISLATION House Ways and Means Committee Fi nally Decided to Put Matter Over Till To-morrow. - Washington, D. C, March 2. Taking tip for the first time the whole question of soldier relief legislation, the House ways and means committee got into a low to-day over procedure and broke up in some confusion after members bad repeated charges made in the House that the measures had been sent to the committee for burial. After many heated exchanges be tween jnem hers, the committee ordered the room cleared of the crowd of spec tators, and then in executive nession finally Wided to continue bearing j until to morrow. . HAS NAMES OF ALL L W. W.'S. States Attorney Heyne of Chicago Hai I Them ia His Keeping. Chieago. March 2.sMa.-lay lloyne. state's attorney, to day lel eed he hid list-of the Mims and ddre-e of sirtualiy every member of tin I m bia trial Worker f the world orpan';?--t" ia America. Irte,1n t K-k the paper fmm a man w "t gave the ne .f A,' lia.v-.n a-, they ea;3. a J attempting to del er th. m lu a sate ,:are. DENIKINE'S ARMY REPORTED TRAPPED Bolsheviki Claim the Opposing Forces Are Caught in the Kuban Peninsula, Southeast of Sea of Azov. London, March 2. General Denikine's army has been trapped in the Kuban peninsulH, southeast of the sea of Azov, it is claimed in a Russian soviet official statement dated Sunday and received to-day by wireless from Moscow. A "bolshevik communique received yesterday announced the capture of Stavropol, in the northern Caucasus, the soviet forces defeating Denikine's troops and annihilating the first Kuban corps. The statement at hand to-day shows a bolshevik advance of some 90 miles to the northwest and announces the capture of Tikhoryetskaya, a rail road junction point 80 miles northeast of Yekaterinodar. ITha ti.kinrr of this junction is prob ably the basis of the claim that Deni kine's forces are trappea, us u i their line of communication southeast ward into the Caucasus and leaves open only the route through Yekaterin odar to the iiiacK sea at ovorossi..f , AMERICAN DELEGATES ARRIVE. For Opening of Congress of Red Cross Societies in Geneva. Geneva. Monday, March 1 Delegates to the congress of Red Cross societies, which will open here to-morrow, state that plans will be made for the co-operation of national Red Cross societies in thirty countries. During the con gress, which will be in session for a week, tho peace-time program of the Red Cross will be discussed, the plan being to relieve suffering and promote human welfare generally. This will be based on a co-ordinated effort to improve public health by controlling and even eliminating such maladies as malaria, tuberculosis and other scourges which have afflicted mankind. During the present meeting delegates will discuss means of enlarging nation al Red Cross societies for carrying out the program of the league, which, through the gcnerkl medical depart ment, will have access to advices from leading experts throughout the world as to the best means ot action. Representatives of 28 countries, in cluding China and Japan, arc here for the congress. American delegates arrived after an adventure in the enow in the Jura mountains. Among the members of the party were Mrs. Willoughhy ' G. Walling of Chicago, Mrs. W. K. Draper of New York City. H. P. Davison, chair man of the boaTd of governor of the League of Red Cross Societies, and Thomas Edward Green of "Washington, seefetary of tho American delegation. They came through by automobile from Paris and when they reached the Franco-Swiss border they encountered a deep drift where the machines were stalled. Foster Rockwell of Thoenix, Ariz., former Yale football player, now en gaged in Red Cross work, had foreseen trouble, however, and had come up from Geneva, arranging for relays fo horses and ijjioyelers along the road. , The Americans arrived here just in time to attend a reception which had been arranged for Mr. Davison by news paper men here. "GROSSLY EXCESSIVE." Existing .Prices of Gasoline in England Condemned. ' London, March 2. Existing prices of gasoline are condemned as "grossly ex cessive" in a report submitted by a committee appointed under the profit eering act to investigate prices. It says the concentration of control of the supply in hands of enormously powerful combines constitutes such a dangerous power if improperly used that it is imperative that governments should give attention to it. Recom mendation is made that oil prices be regulated by the league of nations un der international agreements. Tho Standard Oil company and the Shell corporation are named in tho re port as the combines mainly concerned, and it is declared the existing price of 2M, f. o. b.. New York, is much too high. It is said that the committee had been informed that the average price ought not to exceed i7, 10 per ton. PARIS STREETS RE-NAMED. Several of Them are Given the Names of War Heroea. Paris, March 2. More prominent Paris streets have received new names by which the momoir of men who won Lime during the war may be perpetu ated. Boulevard St. (iermain from the Seine to Rue de I -a Itae will hereafter be known as Boulevard Georges Cle meneeau, while the rest of the street as far a Rue Napoleon will be called Boulevard Marshal Retain. Boulevard H-pa:l. beginn ng at the river, will become Boulevard MaAhal Foh as far as Rue de Rennes, mhem-e it will bear the name of Boulevard Marshal JotTre up to Boulevard Mont Parnate, be yond whi'h it w ill retain its old name. Rue de Babylon wa selected as the one to be honored by the name of the; war president of France and w ill in ' future lie know n a Rue President i Poincare. ' FEAR PRIESTS WILL STRIKE. If Requests for Increased Stipends are Not Acceded To. j Madrid. March 2. A dcW-at ion of, 'Catholic b'-hrp conferred with mem ! hers of the Spani-a mini-try to-day J ! tcgrV:r.: d man.ls for increa--d ti i f ttds trade by member of the clergy. 1 i The government was dvi-.t t. c-.m-j ply iith lbee d-mand-. a it I feared ja,-i-i pt !; w.Jl str.ke. TURN TREATY OVER TO PEOPLE Senate Leaders Are Said to Have Come to That Decision RATHER THAN SPEND MORE TIME ON IT Compromise on Reserva tions Has Reached a Hopeless Stage Washington, D. C, March 2. The peace treaty will be thrust into the political campaign under plans to-day of Senate leaders who have agreed to drop the compromise negotiations, which they believe have reached a hopeless stage. Unwilling to consume more time dickering over compromises, the leaders have agreed to pu the treaty away and turn their attention to urgent legislation. This means that the treaty would be come a dominant issue in the approach ing political campaign and that the American people would be called upon to express their views on the question of ratification, modification or rejec tion through the ballot box. Both sides heretofore have fought off stubbornly this eventuality, but they are said now to have come to look upon it as inev itable, y The treaty would betaken out of the .Senate andsaved for the fight at the polls by a call for tike final ratification vote aiid its resultant failure of pas sage, if the plans of the leaders ma terialize. Action on the treaty was shut off yesterday by adjournment of the Senate out o'f respect for Senator Bankhead. By unanimous consent the vote on the reservation concerning do mestic questions went over until to day. JAPANESE ELECTION IN MAY. Special Session of Diet Will Be Held, in July" for Sufrage Question. Honolulu, March 2. An election of members to the House of Representa tives of the Japanese Diet will be held in May, it was announced to-day, ac cording to a special dispatch to the Nippon Jiji. Japanese language news paper here, from its Tokio correspond ent. A special session of the Diet will be held in July to give further considera tion to the suffrage question, the. dis patch said. COMPETITION FOR COAL FIELDS. People Representing Several Countries are Busy in Southern Chile. Buenos Aires, March 2. There is livelv competition between Chilean, North American, British and Japanese industrialists to acquire coal fields hi the recently discovered coal lone in the southern part of Chili, according to ad vices received here. The coal, is said to be of an excellent quality. It is believed there are five billion tons capable of being worked, the ad vices added. STUDENTS HANDLE SHOVELS. Brown Men Assist New Haven Railroad Out of Snow. Providence, March 2. Upwards of 200 students of Brown university as sembled at the campus early this aft ernoon and marched in a bisly to the Union station to volunteer their serv ices as shovelers to assist the New Ha ven railroad in releasing its track and rolling stock from the icy grip that has tied up the road for more than a fort night. The official of the road an nounced to-day that all passenger lines on the local system 'have been opened for service. OUT OF COAL, TOWED IN. Steamer Hilton Brought to Newport, R. I, To-day. V.mrwiri. R. I.. March 2. The coast guard ship Actishnet arrived here this forenoon towing the steamer Hilton, out of coal, from off Nantucket shoals. The two vessels are at anchor in tie outer harbor, the Hilton still flying her quarantine flag, not having been visited by the harbor master because of the i.-e in the harbor and bay. Newport is short of steamer coal and as yet no or ders have been is.ued to the naval fuel station, which would permit her coal ing there. WOOD IN NEW JERSEY. Hi Name Filed for the Primary in ApriL Trenton. N. J-. March 2. A -etition to place the name of Major -Oneral Leonard Wood Itcfore the voters of New Jersey at the presidential prefer ential rrimary next month was filed with the (Secretary of state here to day. ENGLISH PRICES RISING. Ia January They Were 136 Per Cent Above Pre-War Levels for Food. London. Mar.h 2. The cot of al! principal art flea of fd in England re in January 1 IM per cent over the pre war level and on rent, !th irt. 1 sht and fuel reached the li pr (ril mark, airi ng to tli?i-- prejred by th.- AnwrUaa Chamber of ( turner. in Iawi J BARRE, VERMONT, TUESDAY, MARCH 2, WILSON STARTS WAGE TRIBUNAL Asks Railroad Companies and Workers to Name Representatives FROM, WHOM SIX WILL BE CHOSEN With Three Representa tives of the Public, Board Will Hear the Demands Washington, D. C, March 2. Presi dent Wilson is preparing to set up the tribunal provided in the -railroad bill for considering the wage demands of the 2.000,000 railroad employes. It was announced at theWTiite House to-day that he was writing to the un ions and railroad companies, asking that they nominate representatives to t!in wage board. Under the law the unions name six representatives and the road six. From each of these groups the president will select three and in addition he will name three representatives of the public. The board of nine as thus constituted will be subject to Senate approval. Decisions of the board will be by majority vote, provhled one of the ma jority is of the -public group. The law does not make acceptance of the find ings mandatory on either the workers or the roads, but members of Con gress during debate on the measure ex pressed the belief that public opinion would compel acceptance. Representatives of the brotherhoods still are meeting in Washington con sidering the president's reply to their wage demands, in which he promised that, if the new. law did not provide for a tribunal 'for settlement of wage controversies he would use his efforts to have a board appointed. In asking the president to veto the railroad bill, the railroad men said the machinery set up by law would result in a. delay of many months in the settlement of their demands. GROSS IMMORALITY; INDECENT PR A CTICES Charges in Connection w-ith Activities of Naval Intelligence Vice Squad to Be Investigated. Washington. D. C, March 2. Full in vestigation of charges of gross im morality and indecent practices in con nection' with the activities of a nawal intelligence vice squad at the naval training station at Newport, R. I., was ordered to-day by the Senate naval committee, the rharges were made originally by John R. Rathom of the Providence journal. The committee acted on the recom mendation of the sub-committee ap pointed to make a preliminary investi gation. This sub-committee said a thorough inquiry was necessary for the good of the morale of the navy. The investigation will be made by a sub-committee composed of Senator Ball, Republican, Delaware; Kcyes, Re publican, New Hampshire; and King. Democrat, I'tah. Chairman Ball announced that a meeting of the sub-committee would be held here within a few days to deter mine procedure. He said the commit tee probably wouhl hold a number of sessions at Newport. Chairman Ball announced that Secre tary Daniels and Assistant Secretary Roosevelt would be among the first witnesses called before the sub-committee and that a number of the wit nesses who have testified before the omit of inquiry at Newport also would be called. FREEDOM OR DEPORTATION Was Demanded by 37 Alleged Radicals at Youngstown. Youngstown, O., March 2.-A third "manifesto," issued to day by the 37 allc&cd radicals imprisoned here, de manded action on their case and asked that they cither be freed or deported. The prisoners request that if it is impracticable to deport them to their native lands that they be sent to Rus sia. The two earlier "mauifestos"' set forth that many of the prisoners had been held since Nov. 7 without a hear ing and without knowledge of the charges against them. Federal asents. in a staetrnent, replied that all hnd been found members of the communist party and that they could obtain lih erty on $1,000 bonds. The "political prisoners," as the alleged radicals fign themselves, replied they signed com munist pledges "in ignorance" and are without money to secure release. MEXICAN OIL DEVELOPING. Production Increased 46 Per Cent Dur ing Last -Year. Mexico City. March 2--Figures show ing the production of petroleum in Mexico im-rea-ed 4t$ per cent last year over the record of 1!11 were made pult lic last night at the department of in dustry anil commen-e. More than $100, OdO.OliO has been invested recently in the oil indu-try of this country, and it is stated that since President Carran ti. began issuing provisional permits to oil men. 4" wells have been drilled. BIG FUR SHIPMENT. Together with Walrus Tusks Believed to Be Over 100 Yean Old. Portland. Ore., March 2. Furs val ued at 750.flOrt, and walrus tasks re moved from Siberian glacier and esti mated to be more than a hundred years old, were included in the cargo dis charged to-day from tho steamer AVa ban. from Vladivostok. Big Vote in St. Albans. St. Allians. March 2. The votinj was quite brisk in the St. Alhans city clrstion to-day, a total of SVt yote hating been ca-t up to noon. This was in part due to the increased r-rMra-tion becau-e of the nturn of the -rs. FLORIDA SUFFERED SEVERELY FROM COLD. Miami, Fla., March 2. Dam age estimated at more than $5, 000,000 was done to fruit and vegetables in south Florida by the extremely low temperatures of Inst night. Vegetable fields north of Miami were practically wiped out, while early reports show tho damage to fruit to be about 75 per cent. Temperatures last night were the lowest ever officially recorded here for March, 34 degrees. Tampa, Fla., March 2.B. H. Stewart of the Florida Citrus ex change said to-day that the cit rus crop for next year in this section would be little damaged by the cold wave which swept over the peninsula last night. February was 3.7 degrees be low normal in temperature, but grapefruit and orange bloom bad not developed sufficiently to be damaged, he said. - FAMILIES SUFFERING FOR LACK OF FUEL Nantucket Coal Bins Are Down Below the Scrapingsand There Is Much of Winter Left. Nantucket, Mass., March 2. Nan tucket, having burned the scrapings of its bins, is almost without coal. Fam ilies are suffering for lack of fuel, with no wood available on the island and the coal supply nearly exhausted. The bins of the summer residents were called on to eke out scanty stocks but the supplies there were small and have now run out. Light, water and power, however, are assured for several weeks. The storm conditions of the winter and the presence of ice are responsible for the shortage. The island's winter supply of coal is scattered through a small fleet of schooners which have been bound here since early winter and were due to arrive in December. In stead, they sought shelter at various small ports where they remain weather-bound or ice-bound. One of these vessels, the 10-ton schooner Ada Shul vi, is now ut Woods Hole, awaiting an 1 pportunity to slip through the ice with its small cargo. When the island's reserve supply was exhausted the coal bins of summer cot tages became the only resort. Breck inridge Long, assistant secretary of state, sent word front Washington making his supply available and Mrs. Gilbert Tolman of 'Canton and other slimmer residents took similar action. The local agents of other cottagers aiithorizcd'requisition of their supplies. These lasted only a s'mrt time, how ever, and the pinch f cold has been felt by many families in recent weeks. Kerosene stoves that were used to al leviate the situation somewhat are now failing with the diminution of the oil sunnlv. The island grows no wood and 4m had in the past few weeks only ilritt wood, - eagerly sought ov resi dents, but scarcer than usual because of ice on the shore. The steamer Sankaty, which backed the ice outside the harbor for hours to day in an effort to get clear on an at tempted trip to New Bedford, brought small stisks on its few trips of the winter. These kept the postofiice and banks reasonably warm. The telephone office, however, has been unbeated and operators have worked in wraps. JURY GIVEN CASE AT SKOW IIEGAN, ME. Associate Justice Dunn Delivered the Charge to the Jury Which Heard Case of John A. Burke. Sknwhcgan, Me., March 2. --Associate Justice Charles 0. Dunn charged the jury to-day at the conclusion of the trial of John A. Burke in the supremo court for Ihe murder of Nelson W. Rartley. Judge Dunn briefly outlined the laws In id down by the men who fought out the Revolutionary war and their prep aration for every step to be taken in a criminal trial. He defined the criminal laws and told the jurors that they never would be railed upon to perform a more respon sible duty. He referred to them as the exclusive judges in the case, his duty leing to define, the law applicable to this particular rase. Judge Dunn added: "And I ask and pray that we may do our duties with malice toward none, with clear judg ment and unprejudiced hearts." Coming more directly to the case at issue, be presented the claims of the state and defined very definitely the differences existing between murder and manslaughter, taking up the law in technical terms. The jury retired at 10:40 a. in. DESIRABLES BEING BARRED. By Literarcy Test, Declares Represen tative SiegeL New Wk. March 2. -Representative Isaac Sicgel, a member of the House immigration committee, to-day assert ed that the literacy test is barring from the United States thousands of desir able immigrants and helping increase the cost of living. An average of three per cent of the immigrants arriving at New York are sent lak because of the test, he said, and a full third of the prospective immigration abandons it intention to move here when it hears of it. Siegel said twelve Italian girls who came to America to marry American soldiers now are being held at Kllis Is land hn-ause thev cannot pass the lit erary te-t, w hich d cs not succeed in keeping out of the country ifrtu'anu of immigrants of the undesirable kind. The te-t cannot be enforced against illiterate immigrants who cross the border from Mexico because of the in adequate force of immigration in-pec-tors and heiau-e public sentiment is against it in t!ie border state. w lie re lalx-rers are needed, Siegel said. The need f x domestic servants and worker in the garment trade couid he fi:?ed by illiterate immigrant girls, he ad ii .l, evplain'tig that there seemed to be few native-turn eiri of foreign par- I eiitai-e who w iil enii-t in those line of work. 1920. 3.5 PER CENT BEER ENACTED Gov. Edwards of New Jer sey Signed Bill to Per mit the Traffic AFTER PEACE WITH GERMANY Passage of Bill in Legisla ture Was Completed Yesterday- Trenton, X. J., March 2. Governor Edwards to-day signed a bill that per mits the manufacture and sale, after peace with Germany is proclaimed, of liquor containing 3.5 per cent of alcohol bv volume. The .passage of the bill was completed in the legislature yes tcrday. BRANDON PUPILS SUSPENDED. For Failure to Brine written Excuses for Not Attending Morning Exercises, Brandon. March 2. Thirty-six pu pils of the junior-senior high school were suspended by Prin. E. H. Walker nn to yesterday afternoon for no bringing their parents' written excuses stating that they should not attend "morning exercises." at which the Bi ble is read. All the pupils suspended were Catholics. Fifteen or 20 Catholic students brought statements from their parents that they did not object to having their children attend morning exer cises. What action will lie taken by the parents of those suspended is not known, but it is understood some ac lion will be taken. OFFICIAL CHANGES ON CENTRAL VERMONT J. W. Wardlaw to Be General Manager. in Charge of Operations J. W. Redmond General Counsel. St. Albans, March 2. In connection with the turning over of the Central Vermont company by the federal gov ernment, President h. C. Smith an nounced the reinstatement of officials in office prior to the war move with the exception that J. W. Wardlaw will be general manager in charge of operation. K. Deschenes, comptroller in charge of bmtnee and accounting, J. v. UeU niond, general counsel, P. D. Fitpat rick, chief engineer, and II. D. Nowell, mechanical superintendent. VERMONT BUSINESS GROWING, Two Concerns Increase Capital Stock- One New Corporation. The Missisiiuoj Pulp Paper com pany of Sheldon Springs has filed w ith the "secretary of state a certificate that the officers intend to increase thftir cap-, ital .stock from 100,(H)0 to $300,000. The Winooski Overgaiter company, which was recently organized, has filed its uaners in the secretary of state's office after some delay, owing to the matter of the license fee. The capital stock is $75,000 and the papers are signed by G. L. and A. V. Edwards, II. W. Richardson, H. W. Carleton, Les ter M. Mackay and V. II. Weston of Burlington. The Bellows Falls Garage company, which recently organized in Vermont, has filed a certificate that it intends to increase its capital Mock from $),000 to $50,000 and that $5,000 has been paid up of the last-named figure. CAME DOWN IN VERMONT. One Contestant in Long Island-Mont real Balloon Race Landed in Albany. 4ih.mv. March 2. One of the three army balloons engaged in the endur ance" race from Long Island to Mont real landed in this village early Sun day morning with the crew of three completely exhausted in their mid winter fi ght. The machine lias been packed up and shipped to Long Island and the members of the crew have gone to Montreal. They had been in the air 17 hours and suffered greatly from the cold Saturday night, as the mercury was 2.5 below rero. Once dur ing the" night they saw one of the other balloons signal through the darkness. People from miles around flocked to this little village- to see the big balloon and interview the aeronauts. BRANDON PLANT BURNED. Backus Heater & Foundry Co. Lost Many Thousands of Dollars. Brandon. March 2. The plant of the Backus Heater & Foundry Co., a large wooden structure, was destroyed by fire late last night, the loss running into many thousands. A passing boy discovered the flames breaking out one side at 10:10 p. m. and gave the alarm, but the fire had too much headway to prevent the destruction of the build ing. Xothing in the building was saved beyond office furnishings and books. The loss is partially covered by insurance. An estimate of the bs could not be made because Mr. Backus is out of town. ITALY'S SITUATION IMPROVING. Economic and Financial Condition Re ported to Be Better. Washington, D. C, March 2 Eco nomic and financial conditions in Italy are rapidly improving, according to advices received to-day at the Italian embassy. The latet loan has gone be yond expectations in the amount of subscriptions and the proportion t tween imports and exports ha fa'Ien to even figures. There has also boon a grcst stimulous of inluMr al activi ty. Deposit in savinu liank show an increase from tf-jj.ooiMiOfl lire in irl8 to over a billion and a Uali last ear. ST. J0HNSBURV HARD TIP TO KEEP FIRES GOING. St. Johnsbury, March 2. The coal situation in this place has reached an acute stage, and un less coal reaches here this week several business places will be forced to close. One of the lead ing hotels has only enough fuel to carry through to-day. Sev eral business blocks are burning . wood. St. Johnsbury academy can keep open only through this week if coal does not arrive. Every dealer is practically out and no one is taking orders for coal. The situation is grave and the below zero weather adds to the anxiety. - RETIRING CITY COUNCIL ORDERED BILLS PAID Collins Land Damage Case Was Ordered Paid Up as Per Settlement Aldermen Draw Their Saja ries. The city council of 1910 held its final meeting last evening and cleaned up several minor matters, ordered paid a number of bills, approved the contract with the band for concerts the coming summer, gave the Montpelier A, Barre Light & Power company permission to ground its wires on the city water pipes and adjourned. City Attorney A. A. Sargent was present at the opening of the meeting to urge the closing up of the matter of the Collins settlement, a matter of the change of grade on Warren street, which has been pending for several years. It was voted a warrant be drawn to pay the $1,000 agreedon as settlement of the case. Request was made and granted that Ilarley Bond be appointed a special of ficer as watchman at the Cook fc Wat kins plant. Charles Zanleoni, jr., appeared in re gard to an Unpaid bill for drugs and supplies furnished during th "flu" epi demic in 1918, and on motion of Alder man Ilealy it was voted to pay same. The charity department asked for $1,900 to pay anme back bills and it was verted. Several permits were grant ed to keep pigs and cows and the light ing committee reported favorably on a light for Spaulding street. The wire inspector reported 21 permits granted in February and the building inspector reported seven permits granted in his department. City warrants were ordered paid as follows: Street department payroll, 1203.72; engineering payroll, -44.73; water department payroll", $152.18; fire department payroll, tlS9.15; police payroll, $126.85; C. L. Booth, janitor, 20; Louise M. Gridley, salary, $26; Henry Alexander, services as alderman, $84.30; J. A. Healy, services as alder mau, $58.20; M. D. Keefe, services as alderman, $68.40; D. .1. McMillan, serv ices as alderman, .!7.80; H. W. Scott, services as alderman, $4.1.20; E. C. (jlysson, services as mayor and cash paid out, 50T1.87; Frank O. Lee, cash paid out, $:)9.42; Troup studios, sketch of bridge, $.'15; Storrs Engineering Co., $400.43: Charles Pamperl. sketch of bridge, $27; X. J. Roberts, printing cit,r reports, $477.K2; E. II. Deavitt, attorney for Kate Collins, $1.0O0; Louise "M. tiridley, support of poor, $1,950; A. B. Ijiie, repairs on South Main street bridge and city hall, $978.88. LUTHER J. BAILEY. Well-Known Willlamstown Man Passed Away To-day. Luther J. Bailey, a well-known Wil liamstown man and who formerly re sided in Berlin for a time, passed away at .'1 o'clock this morning at his home on the south hill in Wiiliamstown after an illness of a week which started with influenza and developed into complica tions. Mr. Bailey was born in llliamstown July 4. 1875, the son of Joshua ana Ellen (Poorl Bailey, and the greater part of his life was spent in that town, where he engaged in farming after at tending the schools. For a short time he was at the Dodge farm on the road between Barre and Montpelier. 1 Inr teen years ago he returned to Williams town'and bought the home place of his father and had continued to live there since that time. He had held many town otlices, including that of school commissioner, ana lie was a meuiiTi 01 the Odd Fellows lodge in Wiiliamstown. Mr. Bailey was a veteran of the Spanish-American war, being a member of the 1st Vermont regiment. Fourteen years ngo lie married lene A Ihinsmoor of Roxhury, who survives him, together with their son, J. Frank Bailev, aged 12. He also leaves his father, Joshua Bailey, and two broth- ers, 1 ost master nurion r.. num-v 01 Montpelier and Benjamin' L. Bailey of Orange Cove, Cal. Mr. Bailey was well and favorably k,non by a large num ber of neonle in Wiiliamstown and in Barre. The funeral will be held on Thurs day, a prayer service tainsr held at the residence on south hill at 11:30 o'clock and a service following at the Congre gational church in Wiiliamstown at 1 o'clock. ALEX. WATT'S FUNERAL .Will Be Held Thursday Afternoon In stead of Wednesday. The funeral of Alex. Watt, who died Sunday at the sanatorium in Hayden ville, Mass., will be held at the home of Mrs. Annie Robertson. 195 Washing ton street. Thursday afternoon at 2 oVIs-k, instead of Vedneiy after noon as at first expected. The body will arrive to-night, accompanied by Mrs. Maria Watt, his sister-in-law. who had been with him the la it days of his life. SEEKS LOAN TO ITALV. Delegation of Italian Bankers Arrived at New York. Xew- York. March 2. Italian banker on a A delegation of mission to the I'nited States in connexion witn pro posed loan to Italy arrived here to Iay on the Briti-h' steamship Imper ator from Liverpool. Other on bosrd included Lord and Lady An. k'.and. The Im;n-rator br..iii;ht 1 40 tirt - -'.a. 4'-, ,,,-ond -i-Ias and 351 -teersg- pa scnjt-r. TRICE, TWO CENTS. A LIGHT VOTE CAST IN BARRE Lack of Contests Was Prin cipal Reason 'r Small Numb Jut LIVELY., EWAS SEIN 4TH WARD Whert? There Was an Ear nest Contest for Alder manic Election Indications early this afternoon pointed to a very light vote in tho Barre municipal election. The reduced checklist, due to the defection of tho women, tho almost complete lack of contest for the variaus offices and the absence of the usual flurry over the lo cal option question were held account able for the lightness of the voie. Then, too, the extremely cold weather of the earlier part of the day also had a tend ency to keep down the vote, although by noon the sun had ironed out some of the rough spots of tho 22 below zero weather. The voters were still registering their "yes" and "110" votes on the local option issue although the result was considered to be of negligible value in view of the incoming of national pro hibition by amendment of the consti tution. The reason that the vote was taken was simply in adherence to tho state law which had not been changed because of the failure of the state leg--islature to take cognizance of the prob able situation following the advent of national prohibition. It is expected that the legislature will pass a law be fore March, 1921, repealing the statute that requires a vote on the liquor ques tion. Two contests, especially that over alderman in the fourth ward, kept the Barre election from becoming hum drum. In the "fourth ward a still hunt for votes has been maintained for somo time by Joseph Ricriarelli and F.dwin Keastthe former the caucus nominee, and the latter a member of a previous city council; and the result promised to be in doubt until the last few votes were counted. The only other contest ws in the fir6t ward, where a woman candidate for school commissioner, Mrs. Edna J. Jennings, the caucus nominee, was contesting with John C. Booth, the present member of the school board, for the election. That, too, promised to lie quite close, as well as one couid judge -early this afternoon. The other officers chosen to-day wero as follows: Mayor Frank E. Lng!ey. a City clerk James Mackay." :rr- City treasurer James Mackay. First constable (Jeorge L. Morris. Second constable Frank L. Small. Assessor (for three years) V. E. Avers. Trustees of French's Barre library R. K Currier, John W. Cordon and Frank '. Howland. AuditorsCharles A. Lunilgren, Rob ert B. Mackie and William Stephen. Alderman in second ward W'aldron Shield. Alderman in sixth ward Thomas C McCarthy. School commissioner in third ward James T. Marrion. The polls close at 3 o'clock this after noon. MONTPELIER ELECTION QUIET. Only One Ticket Went Before the Vot ers To-day. The annual city meeting in Montpel ier passed off to-day without much ex citement other than a little excitement over what form should be used in in creasing the teachers' salaries. Tho Woman's, club endorsed the plan set forth bv the teachers and later adopted by most of the school board. It is the first time that the club has appeared in the political arena by urging any par ticular matter in the public print, "here was some speculation during the morning as to whether the license would lie "yes" or "no." a feeling exist ing that the city might go "wet" again, as it did last year. The list of officers before the meet ing was as follows: Mayor. II. C. Short led; aldermen, L. A." Kelty, W. B. Stratton and Joseph Morani; school commissioners, Mrs. E. M. Harvey, H. J. M. Jones and Frank Corry, jr.; city clerk and treasurer, T. R, Merrill; sher iff, .H. C. Lawson; constables, C. H. Reagan and Robert Johnson; RTand juror, John Stone; lister, F. E. (irout; auditors, L. H. Bixby, V. R. Pitkin and Charles R. Lyons;" commissioner of (freen Mount cemetery. James M. Bout well; park commissioner, Robert F. Bliss. The articles of the warning asked for a $.1.10 tax. 93 cents of which would go to schools, 40 cents to direct state tax. 10 cents to sinking fund, three cents to county hospital. 15 cent to interest, 17 cents to Washington coun ty, slate, school and ttata highway taxes, and the rest to general purposes. DIED AT SANATORIUM. Samuel M. Paradis, St. Johnsbury Man, Was at HaydenvUle, Mas. Word was ro-cived by Miss Madeline l Baril lat night of the death of Sam uel M. Taradis, her uncle, at the sana torium in llaydenville. Mass., Monday at 5:30 a. m. The body will be brought to St. Johnsbury and the funeral will Ik- held there Thursday in Xotre Dame hurch. Mr. Paradis was born in HardwWk 47 year ago. He was a stonecutter here in Barre for a few- years nad then was employed in the Fairbanks Scale wnrk at St. Johpbury. After b'ing 1. k two year, be went to the Pitts ford sanatWimn and then was taken to lUyd.-nvilie, Mass., wbere he had been a vear. His parent are dead, but be-ides leaving hi rocc. Madeline Baril. he las alo a i-tr, Mr. Philip Pouien of i'laittttrol. and two brother. l'aradis an.! Joseph Paradis of i :", Mat.