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ARRE VOL. XXIII NO. 297. UA1UIE, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, aAIARCJI 3, 1920. PRICE, TWO CENTS. DAI LY LEGION'S CALLED STATEMENTS ERRONEOUS BY FOREIGN WARS MAN Another Row Occurred To day at the Hearings on Soldier Relief Measures, When Edward H. Hale Declared Franklin D'Oli er's . Assertions Should Be Contradicted. TRIAL MARRIAGE EISDS , IN COURT CONVICTION l&ORM OF PROTEST : AT ONCE RESULTED Chairman Finally Ruled That Witnesses Should Not Criticize Other Or ganizations Alleged Economies of Congress Called a "Crime." Washington, I). C, March 3. Anoth er row occurred to-day at the hearings before the House ways and means com mittee on soldier relief measures. It came when Edward H. Hale, represent ing Veterans of Foreign Wars, told the committee that statements made yes terday by Franklin D'Olier, commander of the American Legion, were "errone ous and should be contradicted." A storm of protest resulted, but t hairmnn rordney restored quiet by turning that unless order could be maintained "we will quit these hear rugs. Representative Treadway, Massaclm setts, said the committee should not .permit criticism of the American Le gion, adding that "evident rivalry cx i.sts between various associations.-' ,. "Criticisms must be permitted if we get anywhere, interjected Representa tive i-iardncr, Texas After five minutes of wrangling among members, during winch several started to leave, Chairman Fordney ruled that witnesses should not crit icize other organizations. Hale urged passage of a bill author Jzing relief to discharged service men nt the rate of $30 a month instead of fs0 with an additional grant of $1(10 to those, who served overseas. He also favored passage of the Morgan bill, which would give service men the op tion of selecting homesteads. "How could the mouev be raised for lliis bonus?" asked Representative jMtchin, Democrat. North Carolina "There is a public debt of $26,000,000,. (KN) now." "Our plan," said Hale, "would be to tax all incomes above $o0,0hi at the rate of 3 per cent, graduating that until 7 per cent to be charged on in comes above .$2.0110,000. This would raise .200,niW,oon, according to the in ternal revenue bureau." "Some of the alleged economies prac ticed by this Congress are a crime,' the witness said, whereupon Mr. Kitchin remarked that "the economy of this republican Congress surely is a crime." Hale said "lip appreciation and noth ing more" had Iwen eNtended to dis- haryed soldiers. "These mri," he declared, "have been turned back to civilian life with fiO pieces n silver and they have been brought face to face with the ingrati tude of the republic. The only wonder' is that they hsve stood so long the iij.Htbptie attitude of Congress.'' Members of Congress received back pi,y when they were discharged from the army and returned to the House, In aid, adding that others were equal ly as deserving as cx-soldier congress men. ' Former British Soldier, Who Married Artist's Model in England on Six v Months' Trial, Convicted of Bringing Woman Into . U. S. for Immoral Purposes. Phoenfc, Ariz., March 3. A trial marriage contract entered into in Eng land by a soldier and artist's model, resulted yesterday in the conviction in federal court here of Henry O'Brien, former British soldier, on the charge of bringing into the United States Miss Vera Mort, for jmmoral purposes. The girl testified that she met O'Brien in London and that he asked her to marry him. "T said I would give him six months' trial," she said. "I promised to marry him if I liked him well enough at the end of that time." TURKISH NAVY TO BE SMASHED 15 DEFENDANTS WERE RELEASED Reducing List in Newberry Election Conspiracy Case to 83 FIFTH COUNT WAS ALSO DISMISSED The Allied Supreme Council Also Decides to Reduce the Turkish Army ANARCHISTS PREVENTED, WORK. When Socialist Leaders at Milan Or dcred. Endof Strike. Milan, March 3. In compliance with orders from socialist leaders, workers, who have been on strike, attempted to resume work yesterday, but anarchists attacked factories, the tramway and store?, and compelled a continuation of the strike. Radicals seized a number of military forces. An attack on the labor ex change by anarchists was repulsed by the troops. MILITARY TERMS NOT DECIDED ON : f Council Deliberated on the Report from Mar shal Foch This Count Was the One Founded on Federal Stat ute of Oct. 16, 1918 SEVEN SKELETONS MYSTERY EXPLAINED TR0TZKY TRAVELS IN STYLE. Most Elaborate Train Has All Modern Conveniences. London, March 3. The special train of Leon Trot.ky, the chief of the Rus ainn red army, i a most elaborate af fair, consisting of 14 cars and two pow erful engines. It is supplied with a wireless installation capable of receiv ing communications from Nauin, Lyons and London. One of it mo-t inter filing fHtinjrs i a printing ofhVe, which prints Trotsky's paper On the War The greatest curiosity of the train is the "gMagc," which contains six cars, one a jKiwerful French automobile, which belonged to the late Emperor Nich olas I he eeort on the (rain consists of 2.iO infantrymen, a whole company of machine gunner, as Trolzky, with his train. ha often been near the front nd ba sen ral times been in danger ff his life. The (rain also contains a library and a dining ear. The Bones Were Washed Up to View by Waves Which Dug Into Old Cemetery on Staten Island Beach. XeV York, March 3. The mystery surrounding tiie discovery of seven hu man skeletons on the beach of Staten Island yesterday was solved today when an investigation disclosed that they were the bouts of persons buried 40 years ago when the spot was a ceme-tery. Recent high tides had washed away part of an eight-foot embank ment and left the bones protruding froiri the sand. London, March 3. The disposition of the Turkish navy was definitely settled by the allied supreme council today when it decided that the peace treaty should provide that the warships be broken up. The Turkish army will be reduced to such a point by tne peace terms that it would not be effective against another country. The council deliberated this morning over the report of Marshal Foch on the military situation as regards Turkey, but it did not determine upon the de tails of the military terms of the treaty. LET PEOPLE HAVE A SAY, In to ZEPPELIN FOR TRAVEL. Two Lines in Germany Have Carried 140,000 Passengers Without Accident New York, March 3. Colonel Wil liam Hensley, . jr., the American army aviation ojlicer who flew to F.ngland last July on the British dirigible R-34, returned to the tinted Mates yester day on the transport Northern Pacific. Colonel Hensley, who afterward went to Germany to study Zeppelin, pre dicted that in the future dirigibles would be an important means of trav el. Jt soon will be possible, he be lieves, to leave Chicago or St. Louis in the afternoon and land in Cuba the next day. "The Germans have two air lines running from Berlin," Colonel Hens ley said. "One to Stockholm and the other to Berne. These airships have carried 140,000 passengers Without an accident." AMERICANS SAFE FEB. 13. A HARDWICK CORPORATION. Sara Daniels Manufacturing Co. Formed for $50,000. Sam Daniels Manufacturing com pany. Inc., of Hardwick, has fiied arti iles of a-it:on in the office of secre tary of state for the purpose of eon ducting a plumbing and other business in lUrdwick, with a capital stock of HO.O!!. The paper are signed bv Sam Panels W. A. Dutton, E. S. Smith. L. B. Tims II. E. Wilson and E. M. Crane. According to Latest Report from Ain- tab, Where Disorders Occurred. Constantinople, Monday, March 1. All Americans in Aintab, where disor ders occurred early in February, were safe on Feb. 13, according to a courier who has arrived here from Asia Minor. The situation in Aintab has become quiet, and Armenians and Moslems have retired to their respective quar ter. Moslems in the city have refused to sell supplies to Christians. Roads leading to Aintab are infested with bandits. The American commission for relief in the near east has re-established com munication with Marash and is sending in supplies. No arrests have as yet been made as a result of the murder of James Terry and Frank Johnion, two American Y. M. C. A. men, near Aintab, on ret. 4. Suggestions for Amendment Pennsylvania Constitution. Harriiliurg, Fa., March 3. Pcnnsvl va nia's commission on constitutional amendment and revision,. hich for tw months has been considering tentativ changes in the organic law of the state has taken a recess until April, when it will hold hearings open to all citi zens who have suggestions to make. The present constitution has been in force for 45 years with Imt tew changes. The opinion that parts of the constitution are antiquated and that large municipalities cannot properly function under some of its alleged rc etrtetions crystallized in the appoint ment of the commission to study the constitution with a view of recom mending to the next legislature wheth er it should be amended or whether a convention should be called to make an entire revision. Many changes were, tentatively made in the preliminary study. One of them was the insertion of an amendment giving women the right to vote. Efforts are being made to give Philadelphia Pittsburg and other cities a larger measure or home rule, and chancres in the method of making appropriations to enantame and educational insthti tions in the state were also tentatively conoiaerea. The hearings will " continue until early summer and in the fall the com mission, which is composed of 25 mem bers, will meet to make its report to be presented to tne, legislature next Jan uary. Grand Rapids, Mich., March 5 Judge Sessions this morning freed 15 more defendants in the Newberry elections conspiracy case. This left the field nt 83 defendants. The fifth count of the indictment also was dismissed. This wras the one found ed on the federal statute of Oct. 10, 1918. Those discharged to-day were: Chris tian Brocks Alfred. F. Crawford, Fred K. Derricks, John V Dunn, Benjamin Gero, Alex C. Green, John Jones, Dan iel C. Laughlin, William U. Lewis, Sam uel Odell, John C. Ritlenhouse, James Swain, Louis L. Thompson, Arthur F. Wentz and Paul Woodworth. Judge Sessions took both actions on his own motion, no said that a "very close attention to the prosecu tion's evidence and a very careful study of the, evidence had convinced him that he would be unwarranted in holding the men named for a jury verdict. He di rected the clerk to enter formal verdict of "not guilty'' in the 15 cases. SOVIET REPUBLIC SET UP IN PORTUGAL? Report Received in Madrid Has Not Been Confirmed Many Unions Said to Have Joined the Movement. Madrid, March 3. Reports from the Portuguese frontier to-day declare that thf workmen in Portugal have pro claimed a soviet republic. The postal, telegraphic and other workers are said to have joined the railroad men in the move. The news, which reached here from the border by telephone, has not been confirmed. WOMAN IN DUTCH PARLIAMENT. Enters Upper House for the First Time By Majority of Two Vote. The Hague. Mar-h 3. Mrs. Porthuis Smit, a socialist, will be the first wom an member of the upper House of the Dutch Parliament, having been elected to that office by the North Holland pro vincial legislature at Haarlem to-day. Mr. Smit defeated the only male can didate by a margin of two vote. Wom en have for some time held seats in the second chamber. FAMOUS PHYSICIAN DEAD. Sir Thotzas Andersen Stmrt Was Na tive f Scotland. Sydney. New Simh W. March 3. Tb d-a;h a ar.n .ur'.J to-day of S Thomas At i.r--ti S'.'urt. d!:n- i jisbed thvti.-: nl sct!tis. sJ GARRISONS IN OIL CAMPS. According t Orders Received by Me, kan Federal. Tampica, Mex., March 2. Garrisons of from 50 to I0 odier are to 1 -tab!iHed in ail of the oii camp in this region. a cord:rig t orders reeid here by (rt-reral Ncmei' Lop. Hitherto the ac tivity of federal soldiers ha town IisniiJ to mere puri:t of rebel band, wljo Live wTimitted depredafions. CARPENTIER TO MARSY. A strike of all the employes on the Portuguese railroads was announced in dispatch from Tuy, Spain, on the Portuguese border, Tuesday. The strike began Monday night. The message said it wag believed all the postal and telegraphic employes would strike in sympathy with the railroad men who were demanding an increase in wages. DEPORTATION PROMISED ADMITTED KILLING. SEEKS MERCY Joseph Sammarco Threw Himself on Mercy of the Court in Clancy Murder. Boston, March 3. foscph Sammaieo, on trial for the 'murder of Patrolman William G. Clancy at a dancing party in Roughan hall, Chartestown, early on the morning of Jan. 22, admitted the killing on the witness stand to-day, and threw himself on the mercy of the court. He made a previous confession tvthe police at the time of his arrest, several weeks ago. Sanimarco said he intended to wound another patrolman, Di Franco, who was also in the hall, but someone hit his arm as he lired and the bullet struck Clancy. MRS. WALTER SMITH. Died Soon After Return from Visit in St. Johnsbury. Mrs. Walter Smith of the quarry road succumbed yesterday afternoon at. 1:30 to pneumonia after an illness of about a week. She had just re turned from a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Wallace Richards, in .St. Johns- bury when taken ill. Mrs. Smith was burn in Hamilton, Ont., March 27, 180, but moved to the States when comparatively voting. Her education was received in Vermont school, the state in which she had lived the greater part of her life. Her first, marriage was to Hcman Winters of New York, who died in California, Jan. 1, lf00. F'rom this union two childre were born, now Mrs. Wallace Richard of St. Johnsbury and Mrs. Arthur Magoon of Barre. The second marriage, that to Mr. Smith, took place in Burlington on Aug. 10, l!if)S. Other relatives who survive her are a brother. Dolphus Noe of s Angeles. Ca!., and three sisters, Mrs. Maude Da vis of Morrisville. Mrs. Annie Switzler of Stowe and Mrs. Dora B'air of Monfpelier. Mr. Smith and two cons. Clarence of East Barre and Allen of thi city are also among the mourners. private funeral will tie held from the house to-morrow afternoon on ac- ouut of others being sick in the home and the body will be pjace in the Elm wood vault. GODDARD SEMINARY GETS $1,000 GIFT Richard Billings of Woodstock and New York City Was the Donor Money to Be Added to Endowment Fund. . Announcement was made to-duy of the gift of $1,000 in cash by Richard Billings of Woodstock, this state, and New York City, to Goddard seminary, the money to be placed in tho school's endowment fund, tho income of which is used by the trustees in running the school. With this addition the school's endowment fund now amounts to $101, (108,30, as stated to-day by the school's business agent, Harvey E. Avenll. Action in relation to acceptance of tho gift was taken at a regular meet ing of the executive committee of the trustees last night, when great pleasure! over tho gift was evinced, and a letter of appreciation was ordered to be sent to the donor. In these days of mount ing costs, the trustees are feeling the need of further financial support quite keenly, so the unexpected contribution from Mr. Billings was a matter for great satisfaction. Mr. Billings has no connection with Goddard seminary) except through the Lmversalist church, of whioi lie is a prominent member both in Woodstock and in New York City: but there is an indirect asscs-iation in that he is re lated by marriage to the Lee family, the head of which more than half a century ago was a founder of the old Green Mountain Liberal institute at South AVoodstoek, a Universalist school, where William R. Shipman once taught nnd where he gained the idea of starting a new Universalist school, location for which was eventually picked for Barre 50 years ago. Mr. Shipman (later I'rof. Shipman of Tufts college) was one of the foremost work ers for Goddard seminary and was the first president of the trustees. Rev. George F. Fortier. the present secretary and superintendent" of the Universalist denomination in Vermont and the province of Quebec, is closely associated with Mr. Hillings in denom inational work, and it was largely due to conversation between the two men regarding Goddard seminary that, the gift was offered by Mr. Billings. The lat ter spends his summers m ood stock, where be is a stockholder in the Woodstock inn. the Woodstock railroad and the Woodstock National bank. He is also' a director of the New York, New Haven 4 Hartford railroad. "YES" TOWNS MULTIPLIED to 31. The towns of- Georgia and St, Albans, which voted no on first-class license, voted to grant a druggits U cense. BARRE TOWN RAISES TEACHERS Practically All the Larger Places in Vermont Vot ed for License BECAUSE OF APATHY OF NO-LICENSE SIDE Bouus of $250 Was Voted at Yester day's Meeting, Barre Town voters decided yesterday to pay their teachers a bonus or iWoO, beginning Sept. 8, 1919, The town meeting was held in Fast Barre and was not largely attended. The town voted "yes" on license by a vote of 191 to 118, and for rlftn class licenses by 103 to 98. A highway tax of 30 cents was voted a town tax of $1.60 and a school tax of $1.80. These officers were elected: Moder- T J CJ1 W xt4. r ator, James Dawson; town clerk, 11. M ortlc "da lvi uii- Nemey; school director for three years Sldered Probable Under velrFranBork: nLe.tman for MafmriQl Pmhihitfan three ears? A' E. Roiysse ; overseer of iuviiuiiwt v kt vv 1 ha niwir A am a A I ainim mrra twii treasurer, K. H. Xerney; auditor for Incomplete returns from the March Lthrco "iW.1 fuditoI.foI meetings held throughout ermontyes- I : ' ' A " ', u terday indicate a marked increase jn juror. -M.fc. Cutler; first, constable, the number of license towns over the "B 're; cemeiery .-ounmss uu i.umber of last year, when 40 went w f.or ftIe ?e,1 V' " Perrm; lree , . t ... 1 war, Kn I nar as con.n "wet" for the short year before the in coming of national prohibition. This year practically all the large towns voted in the "yes" column and many ot the smaller towns changed from their usual no-license majority to the license column. This marked increase in the number DEMOCRATIC MAYOR. SUGGESTIONS TO STATES To Forty Alleged Radicals Held at Youngstown. Votings! own. Ohio, March 3 Reply ing to the "manifesto" issued by 4't alleged radicals held here, demanding lution on their cases. 4. A. Flinkcy, federal officer at Cleveland, to-day ad vised them they would lie deported soon. Each of the prisoner's received a form letter, stating the government's position. W ILSON GOES RIDING ALONG TIIE POTOMAC He Left White House Grounds for the First Time Since Last October. For Formation of Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Companies. Washington. I). C. March 3. The iepartment of agriculture, in co-opera tion with mutual insurance companies, has prepared suyce-t 'ons fn- s (- law providiitu for the organization of lariners mutual r;rc insurance com. panics to meet the needs of states whose laws make no suitable provision r such comprnie. The value if these companies, the department nt agriculture says, is dem onstrated by the record of approximate ly 2,wh such organizations in the United States that carry a total in surance ex.-eeding rfli.lKIO.OOO.INM) on property valued Ml more than .7,rMl, iKKi.tWO." or more than two fifth of the value of all imoirahlc farm property in the 48 states. The suggested law is designed to innke it easy for 20 or more qtialifhd individuals to organize a farmers' mu tual insurance company. At the same time provisions are included to guard the financial integrity of such com panies. The average eot for this form of protection for the country a a whole is oniy 2d cents per 100. PROPERTY TO MUSEUMS. BUYS DENTAL PRACTICE. Dr. Thomas B. Tomasi Acquires Dr. F, W. Hudson's Place. Dr. Thomas B. Tomasi. son of Mr. and Mrs, (i. Tomasi of this city, has chosen Barre as his field of practice. Yesterday afternoon he pnSVhased the office equipment and gocl wi!l of lb Frederick W. Hudson, who during the past 11 vears has built up a large prac tice in this eit. Dr Tomasi takes immediate possession nt one ot the mot centrally located office in this city, being in the south end of ih Miles granite building, an ofliee build ing in the heart of Barre s business dis trict. Well qualified is the voting dentist to continue the well-established prac tice. He tirst graduated from Spann ing high school, and then from Tufts Dental college last .June. Since then he studied in the post-graduate; course, for six months at the T'niversi- ; ty of Pennsylvania, one of the best dental colleges in the country. He has, therefore, had the opirtuiiity to ac quire a most thorough knowledge of dentistry. His instruments will be of tho most modern tvpe and his oner ating room .equipped with the latest conveniences. In order to do this, fur ther investment in equipment has been made and w ill be placed in use as soon as it arrived. The rooms will be re decorated before being formally opened to the public. Dr, Hudson's retirement from the profession ends a very successful ca reer that totals 29 years of practice. When he came to B:trre ii years ago, he had just completed 18 years' service to the people of Springfield, Mass. Since being in Barre he has equalled his suc cess in Springfield. He is considering returning to Massachusetts to reside, leaving here about, April, 1. Charles A. Buck Was Elected in St, Albans. St. Albans, March 3. Charles A. Titcl- 1lAnmrrol tea a aani tA mavif tti 1 , l".m, the city over II. M. Drennan, the He- due to the apathy of the voters over publican incumbent of the office the the issue, it being considered very im- past year by a majority of six votes, probable! that the sale of beverages I ti, ... ,.i- tui 7T-, i-T. , 1 ' V : ,c,"u""- SaHord E. Thorp, Republican, was , . . : " " r j I fjetaea ecnooi commissioner an ward one "J, W r:'. 00 hnooPPOsition. In ward two, John . - v s ...... , vi u ij i-i.tniA. n,.n,rn... .-I 1, ft ritita and towns voted vp on the i4,.!i i,i - v tt vJ f . . ii- ji j ... . na rit;t icu aiuri 111 a 11 ffr X - Jit f u Krre and M "nlwJP'r th, uTY' tin' 'PbHcan, who had U ballots, warn and Morttpelier. In Chittenden r - I . . , eounly 10 of the Hi ntiea and towns iw.. ' fX Xr , i i v (j, t line in x.ii utiiiu tuuiu Vli i ii i i: j i , . i . the proportion was even more marked t F. ' " standing all hut six of the 28 cities and towns f 10 li' "' T 1 T C aruonea"' being found in the license column. Sev- -, was elected alderman in en cities and towns, including St. Al- a,r,1 t,,rce -T" ' S' , 1 rawford lie" bans City, in Franklin countyvoted E" Z"' W,'h aLT.te of -W ,to 8?' ? "vcs.'' S. lushing. Republican, w as elected al derman 111 ara to'ir, naviug no oppo sition. M. Maelean Derwart, Republi can, with 171 votes, was elected school commissioner over J, F. O'Xeil, Demo crat, with l')8 votes. B. M. Hopkins was re-elected .-itv clerk and t.reHsur. And the Druggist License Majority Was er. Other officers were elected as fol- Corrc-spondingly Large ToUt Cast ,WB: i"roT"- osweil M. Aus- imi. .1. 11. omjT, riiiiip r,. .lonnson; auditor, H. M. Hatch; trustees of pub t;i.nH., xt 1 x- x- 1,.... 'ft The largest vote cast 111 Barre s quiet I . ' . ,,. .,' municipal -elect ion yesterday was on K, x, , " . V, ' ' ' i'.,i 1;'. ." I Mayor Buck and Aldermen Hurley and the oath of office ing the announce- BARRETS "YES'' VOTE DOUBLE THE "NO' Was Very Small r., .reir.u-y as on Mayor Buck and AM option liquor question, m t u .1 icense ,n,j!,rity of m was f hrh?"" took I . a total vote of um. blanks "TJ J""?1 the loial which a license returned in mcluttcd. A corresponding majority was returned in lavpr ot druggists li censes. The vote on 'Shall licenses be grant ed for the sale of intoxicating liquor?" was as toUows: Yfs. Ward 1 lit. Ward i KG Ward 3 ll;i Ward 4 1!H Ward fl ,. 102 Ward Ii IU ment of the result. MORE MONEY FOR TEACHERS. Was Voted by Burlington Also Medi cal Inspection in Schools, Burlington, March 3. Burlington voted by large majorities for the 15 per cent increase in taxation for the pur pose of raising teachers' salaries, for medical inspection of schools, and for licenses, both druggists' and the other kind, yesterday at the city election w hen six aldermen, two school com missioner anrl n arrt rtffiimr. olanl. The vote on druggists' licenses wL(. The vote was light, as there was no mayorality contest, and in two of the wards no contest ot any kind. In the other wards there were hot fights, However, ana the results were close. The aldermen elected are: Geortre D. Jlcunae in the tirst ward, V. A. Dey ette in tiie second, i'r. ,1. j-,. XjiKoequc in the third, Kdwtrd If. Met 'rath in the as follows: Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward .1 Ward 4 Ward . Ward tl tio2 Yes. 1(1!) To 1:10 7(1 otl Xo. Blank. R. 4 tt.-. 7 oti A 4(1 22 ft :m fl 314 42 CITY ECONOMY IS NECESSARY ' Mayor Tells City Council Two-Fifths of General Tax Fund Already Spent SO. MAIN ST. BRIDGE PROJECT RESTARTED Mr. Storrs Engaged and Bids Will Be Asked For Again Xo. .; 70 4.1 4. 15 27 Blank. 3H 21 7 W. F. MILNE'S FUNERAL. Was Held Yesterday Afternoon at Bap tist Church. 54S ",t! 203 F'ratik E. I.anglcy received 737 votes for mayor, K. C. Glysson received 5, A. ,1. Loranger 1, F. t;. Ilowland 1, ephen Rizzi 1, F. I,. .Small 1, Joseph 1 nomas. 1, fourth. .. O. Mitiguv in the fifth and William U. Wilson in the sixth. D. .f. I.inehan 1 and Crover Kenetick 1. dames Mackav received tJtl votes for city clerk and there were 11 blanks. James Mackay received "IM for city treasurer; 12 blanks. (Jeorge 1.. Morris received 727 for first itm stablc; 21 blanks. Frank L. Hniall re eeixed 731 votes for second constable; K. W. Bisbee, 1; IS blanks. . V.. Avers received tlO.'l votes for assessor; Alex. Duncan. 1; 28 blanks. R. S. Currier, John W. Cordon and Frank ti. Howland received all the votes cait for trustees id' French's Barre library except one, which was cast for ('. H. White. Charles A. I.und gren. Robert B. Mackie ami William Stephen were unanimously chosen au ditors, received tit4, ti4," and 645 votes, respect ively. In the ward elections Waldron Shield was elected alderman in the second ward by an almost unanimous vote, of liH cast, Harry CALAIS BOY DEAD BEHIND THE BARN The funeral of William F. Milne, the organizer cjf the first boy scout organi zation in Barre some years ago, who 1 receiving 1.18 out died at his home at 2u.1 South Main ! Patterson cettinir 2 and John Robert street Sund.tr after a short illness of 1 on I. Edwin Kcast received 13d votes influenza and meningitis, was held from for alderman in the fourth ward, the Baptist church yesterday afternoon I against Joseph Ricciarclli's lot! and 8 at 2 o'cliK'k. Prior to thi a short pray- I scattering. In the sixth ward Thomas er service, attended by intimate friend ('. McCurthv received !2 votes for al Mrs. Tom Thumb's Estate Will Be Dis tributed. Pir mouth. Mas., March 3. The WasVngton. D. C, March 3 Piv.i- detit Wilson ws-nt f r a motor ride to. dar. b-aving the White Htv.i gT.tiinds for the firt time inr he was ordered to ted Iat CVrtober by K-ar Ai-n rsl (iravson. "a very i.k nsan. The pr-ident aeCTomtnid by 'the m.t iiracta! fiirn'ture in u- Mrs. Wo--n. Dr. 'rays--n ani (Tt 1 a d miniature wwing ma - hiues and a trvirt torn and :o,k a p!n ar r.iol the J p;i. are a Dior the piws rre:iti.,ti-4 i st-s1wT. h'ng t!e I'oT.-wnae. A 1.. : jn I csr Used nl tne borne fntniliinr "f Mrs. Iavina W. Magri. known to America and Europe as Mrs. Tom Thumb, who died fervent ly, will be d;tr.tu ed among several miis-n?n. it was announced to-day. Hr co.V.-t 1 n w risimd to include Grette EDeis cf Paris to Become His Eriie Stxt Week. P-i. Mrcl 3. -t 'ari.. nt r. ; r vi??ie-t c'" bvyw( :l t puI.-i ,amp;. s . f fi-jbJ waited vrsl wrU f.Ow pr- ; , J pcri nml and neighbors, was held at the home at 1:3(1. Many people assembled at the church, where the funeral services were eon ducted by Rev. B. J. Lehigh. Deacon F. A. Hutchinson Hfered up prayer with the assemblage that included a delegation from Clan Gordon, No. 10, and the bfy scouts of Barre. In re spect to the young man. who for so many years hail been such an ardent and faithful work t at hi work at the Barclay Brothers' shed, the toiirhcd ceased operations yesterday at noon to allow all the workmen an opportunity to attend the funeral. These men derman, w hile J. C. Shndroiii got 1 and there were 12 blanks. For school com missioner in the first ward John C. Booth rei-eived 11,1 votes and Mrs. Edna J. Jennings, the only woman candidate on the ballot, received 93. In the third ward James T. Marrion was re-elected school commissioner, receiving all the 1,18 marked ballots; 14 blanks. WASHINGTON CO. "YES" TOWNS. Eleven Out of Twenty Towns Gave Ma jority for License. The following towns in Washington county voted yes on the license que- There Was a Bullet Hole Through Arthur Lawliss' Heart District Health Officer ays It Was Suicide. Arthur Lawliss, aged lti. was found dead behind his father's barn in the town of Calais last night, there being a bullet wound in the boy's heart. Dis trict Health Officer C. H. Burr consid ers it a case of suicide, although there was some idm that the shooting may have been accidental. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas I.awliss, par ents of the boy, were away yesterday, the father being in Waterbury and the mothrr in North Montpelier. When they returned home late in the day, Arthur was not at home, but as his 22-cabre rifle was gone they conclud ed the boy had gone hunting. As the evening advanced they became wor ried atjd. with tieighliors, started search, with the result that the boy's body was found back of the Imrn. Grand Juror Austin Gove was nidified, and he, in turn, notified the dttriet health ottice. If it was a case of suicide, no one outside of the family could account for the boy's act. There are several chil dren in the family, and a brother of the dead Imy is an inmate of the asy lum at W aterburv. The new city government in Barre got into working order at meetings of the city council and board of aldermen at the city council chamber this fore noon, at which time aldcnnanic com mittees were appointed, a move was made to take up the South Main street bridge matter, in conformity with si vote of the citizens, and Mayor Langlcy presented an earnest plea for economy in city expenditures, stating that two- fifths of the anticipated income from taxes for general city purposes had already been expended during only ono sixth of the municipal year. All the members were present at the two meetings. The city council was first called to order, and after tho usual formalities Alderman Lorangcr moved to adopt the same rules as last year, bonds ot the various city offi cials were fixed on motion of Alder man Scott. A resolution was adopted. giving jurisdiction of the state to tho first and second constables. At this point Mayor Langley made a statement of financial conditions, in which he said: With three members of this council new to the board I deem it proper at this time to call attention to one prob lem that confronts us this year. Tho finance committee of the retiring city government estimated a $4 fax would be needed to meet all the demands 011 the city this year. This estimate was none too high on the basis of present expenditures, and if we are to keep within those figures the utmost econ omy must be practiced throughout the balance of the year. I "hope each com mittee of this board will go thoroughly into matters that come under their jur isdiction to see where a saving can bo mude. The following items in the city's tax budget are fixed by the state, county or by vote of the taxpayers and are not subject to any change by this board. Neither is the expenditure of any of these items, excepting the city lrghway tax, within our control. These items are: State tax State school tax County tax , Stute highway tax , City sinking fund City school tax Evening drawing school tax... City highway tax , .20 4 $0,40 .10 .01 .05 .15 1.50 .03 TWO POLICEMEN REAPPOINTED 1 J 1. ,. . . . t. v. T, . . , .1-1 . ' tion Tuesday: Barre t 11 v, Barre Ion. The btslv was taken to him wood '' ." , ' , . ; n ,ij , ,. . .,, ! Midd r-scx, vKiretown, I Umtieia. cemetery vault and will there rctnsin I ... . ,. ,t . ' - , . ... J. ., ,, , 1- aittield. oodlmrv. 01-eestcr. lint, 1 spring. 1 he six pall lw-arers, hr- ' ' . . , , i,' ,,f I. . 1 11 .' , j Nort'kTie d. Ko.xburv, Montpelier. Of ret BatcheMer. William Barclay.! , , , ,.; ,.'. , t , ,. , . 1 thosp ttmt voted vcs lr.cil. the toi- Itotinlas In? is. bm .rrr-on, Jonn , . , , .,.., i,-. ., .;,., 1 , , , ,, lowing vot'-d no in 1!M!: a:tticlil. M.-Ar.drew and Wnl am Pine repre- ,, T i;-i;ii ,,,1 . , , 1, , ,, .. , IMoretown, Hrrc Town. 1 laincc!,! ami scr.tcd I an Gor,l n, Barclay RroLners . ., ' , ,-.,. t a ". , . . ' , wxlbury. In Worcester, M:ilj;f-l rnijices r.'.i c"'iis, i 10-11- s pro!.4in of beautiful fl-rwers. laid WaitsfidJ the majority for hern was by one vote. MRS. FRITZ SWENS0N. SEVEN IN FRANKLIN COUNTY. Died Last Evening After Short Illr-eis Highgate Vote on License Was a Tie, with Pneumonia. Mr. Friti Swcnon trf 17 Washirg ton street d d at her home last even ing at S:30 after a short iilnes. of jnitinionia. first vini,onis of which farfjr bftthrou-ti j Neve-a) tf the rtt,;,- 1 hrT mi'il. f d f'-t i.r v-'crds v were r :t t.-orn she re u to-rti irw of tb fei.:ty of Tr,-,lir,nt im the 1 top, ! MjJmo!s; .,-j,.tte Ki-jid'tit's t n :vrs 'tv Sdm-T. Sco.ard in sfr .'s-ariif He i b-ni Ui-r ! I n.ar'iej nt ..t1.it. 1 f.rw'.tbUed by .he ps". irtm tV.ng ng -i ; t ui,s.i4isi itmt ht-uMj. pa j crij.Ss. Tl. S.w,aM -If .f l,r SSAr.? l. ! l. .i -I t t- h'T . u-'im-!-1. I snmt Ilari. ' a aisj.-t, aai t epbw. came alont a wet-ii ao. " Mr. Senson vt bm in Watham, fj-.. 32 y r . a:;J csine to thi :ty to rrii with her husbsts.i. a drfmsn at tie M' U.-nncS; Vm- ra- He ft,Tfc1 ntir.g rt'an. yir 1 he remains :s to :s. St. Aibsns. Mrch X -Sii towns aaJ the eity .f St. A'bans in Krartkiin coun ty voted yes on the hu r !icene q:ie tlon at the antmsi mtir.g yetcr,!iy. The t"n voting c- were Fairftx. Farfied. Hetiher. IJtga'e, Sheld-w and S snton Cf the-.? ta, tiro. fa'.rf'X iM SVl-Ion, ote,l no on The iaeti'B .f driigi:S" and the .b.:t four! town of Ii r'l.'stc r":: t.T.d a vote , re t.-Ur ' to ? op toat -.-i. - -n. a ti ' t!e Other Personnel of Department Still Under Consideration. On taking offW, Mayor F. H Langlcy at one reappointed Harry A. i;mble a deputy chief of police and John S. Muricy as rcgulaf patrolman and those ofc-rs ouaiilied for duty on th-Brre police foii'e. No appointment of chiffj of police !a leen made as yet. The other three nie:n!er f the force last year were Andrew M;f-hell. who was hief of ptHi-e. and George Mnwult and Neil Nciison. who were patrolmen. Ihe major conferred with mt. Mitchell last night regard ns the police department. There is a s;bi;ity that an effort will be made to cut down the city's police for.- if !rh a course should seem advisable. The polh-e department i- soon goii g iimb-r civil service rru!a ti.,Di. similar to those which were in force pru-r to lat yiar for a short Cm: but the ordinsnce rosering the fivil service rg:ilattin does mt b--) e'lectiv until Thursday sf this week. .kca t Waiiham. !-., for Itar.ai. vote oa tb !iM um lU.emt wa CI Congratulates the Winner. I wisi : :?.it.V a'i r:y frsci ! of i ward 4 f -r tVir -ya! -m.rsirt tuiin! the .n.;-a'.,a ta :ht war.i ai4 So r. 1 Djj c.o -irattt -a to He winner, Mr' I K-t, 1 . I l I- . m il! --rve $2.44 ''This leaves a balance of fl.ati of a $4 tax rate, which will produce approx imately 4100,000. While our city gov ernment changes oftiee in March, the city's financial year begins Jan. 1. Since Jan. 1 there has been expended of this year's taxes approximately $40,000, or two-fifths of the amount to be raised for general city purposes un der a $4 tax rate. Two-fifths of our income expended in one-sixth of the city's financial year. The same rate of expenditure for the balance of 1920 would mean a tax rate of more than $.5.50. Therefore, only the most rigid econ omy for the balance of this year will keep the tax rate anywhere near as low as $4. With so much of the year's income already go?ie 1 doubt if it can be done. But again I urge you to do your best' to keep down expenses so that we may get as low a tax rate a possible." , On motion of Alderman Scott it was voted to reconsider the action of tho city council in granting the Montpelier t Barre Lighting 4 Tower company the privilege of grounding their eleetrio wires on the city water pipes, and on further motion it was voted to lay tho request on the table for three weeks. The Bridge Project. Several communications from Bridge Engineer Storrs were read and on mo tion of Alderman Shield it was voted to engage Mr. Storrs in connection with the South Main street bridge matter, and the city clerk was instructed to advise Mr. Storrs regarding the em ployment and to state to him the serv ices which he would be expected to givo for the compensation agreed on. On motion of Alderman Keast it was vot ed that the clerk b instructed' to re quest the previous bidders on the bridge project to resubmit their bids to lie opened March S; also to advise Mr. Storrs to that effect and to request him to seek further bids if possible. With this action the city council adjourned, and the board of aldermen came into session. Aldennen'i Meeting. The aldermen transacted but litt1s business and were Hi session but a short time. Alderman II. W. Soott was elected president of the board and Al derman M. D. Keef vic-prsident. The committees named by Mayor tang ley were then submitted and were ac cepted, as follows: Charities JScott, McCarthy. Keast. Cemeteries Shield, Scott, McCarthy. Elections McCarthy. Loranger, Keat. Finance Shield, Loranger. Keast. Fire Lorangcr, Kcast, Scott. Health Keast. I,orngcr. Scott. I.icens Kecfe. McCarthy, Keast. l ibrary Shield. Scott. Mtl'arthy. Lights Keel. Soott. Keast. Cislature Scott. Loranper, Keefe, Printing McCarthy, Keefe, lran- 1 scr. l'Trtperty McCarthy. Shield. Keef a. Pol it I-orancer. Soott, K"at. Sire's- Keast. Keef. McCarthy. Stipj l.es lyrtirr, K-I. Shield. Silsri - Kt. Scott, Shield. Water boU. Ki-tJe. fcl.k24.