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BARK. E DAI Lr VOL. XXIII-NO. 300. BUZZARD SWEEPS EASTERN SECTION OF COUNTRY; TRAFFIC IS PARALYZED; COLD WA VE Jhe Snow Fell to Depth Varying from a Few Inches in the South to era Part of the Country, Causing Great Hard ship and Much Suffering. RAILROADS AND HAD WORST TIME OF WINTER On Some Lines Not a Train Moved Trolleys flnmnletplv Juried in the Snow Floods Add ed to the Misery of People in Many Pennsyl vania Cities and Towns. Washington, D. C, March 6. The storm which swept over the Northwest two days ago was sweeping slowly out to sea to day. High winds continue along the Atlantic coast and severely cold weather prevailed over the entire country east of the Rocky mountains. ' ' Weather bureau officials said the cold wave probably would continue ft reveral days, diminishing gradually after Monday. The full force of the storm was being felt to-day in New England, a cold wave being forecast for to-night in Rhode Island, eastern Massachusetts, eastern New Hampshire and Maine. Snow also was expected in northern New England. Storm warnings ft ill were displayed n !inr t!m const from the Delaware brciikwater to Kasrtport, Maine, with northwest pales forecast for this after noon and to night. The storm center was off the Massachusetts coast to-day arid was expected to pass far enough to sea to result in diminishing winds on the seaboard tomorrow. WIND BLEW 80 MILES AN HOUR AT BLUE HILL The Winter's Worst Storm Was Ac companied By Tremendous Gale Off New England Coast. ' Boston, March 6. The winter's lat est storm swept into New England to- ' day, adding further burdens to conva lescing railroads, tearing down wires and holding shipping in port, or to emergency anchorages. In its early stages the storm started a thaw of the tremendous snow and ice deposits but 11 flood danger was quickly checked when the precipitation turned from rain to snow, with increasing cold. The Vind gained strength with the hours, and a velocity of HO miles was reported from Blue Hill observatory before Con. locally the snowfall was light be-T-suse the precipitation had been in the form of rain up to this morning. Enough, rain fell here to correspond with a foot of snow. In northern and yAutarn " . . - l."n rrlti nr ! i ill' m T tptnnfirft- lures Heveloned snow earlier and new mow blockades of railroads and trolley service were report ea w itn iroin m iu 14 inches of snow, making conditional .1 A. . t - I T"L ;L ZZ . r..A We with four-to six-hour delays on trains arriving from New York and point s north and west where the brunt of tne , storm w as ten nisi nielli, i ne dosi.wi A- Maine railroad, because of the condi tinn in Vermont, New Hampshire and western Massachusetts, suspended all freight service. Shipping in Narragansett bay was held up and some of the Long Island sound passenger steamers were forced j to anchor to ride out the sturm. SCARCELY A TRAIN ON NEW HAVEN SYSTEM On Branch Lines Net a Train Moved Because of "Wickedest Storm This Winter." New Haven, Conn., March 6. Bui- I and transportation was almost I 1 at a standstill throughout southern Connecticut because of the buzzard which swooped down from the north in the wake of rain storm, which in it Self, was a disturbance of consider able size. Scarcely a train moved out .f the local station of the New York New Haven and Hartford railroad dur ing the forenoon. On branch lines no train" were op erated ana I Here man mtir lmosimtcc of anv f..r the day. I An operating official described the j trouble a "the wickedest storm this winter." Manv trains were being held here as the dispatcher did not dare let them stsrt for their de-tinations messages received from variou ' part of the system tnid of hu?e snow drift, and a wind of high velocity. Precaution were being taken tj pre- i vn: any Irsin g-ttir2 Io-t. A freight i w re. -k lare Ic.sj n.phi at Wmidm in! i rf'd tmi'h tn d.s.trraae the c.irly morn- i S.I2 Ira.n caedu!e on the lie west ! h-Tr iil orwrstlne 1st! r.'t become1 rt rmal ! f ire !' hiiKrarl broico. fbe -eh t Tr.J'i v't an 4 Sy r n Cat !te 11 '. ti v,l ns s.-ri,!;-, tr;,: V. n V rk. N v f.r i aid S.Tin-t.eld an-.l j- t?n4 to start Two Feet in the North TROLLEY LINES trains on the suburban lines in the aft- RESTRICT SERVICE TO CITY. No Cars Running Out of Haverhill, Mass. Haverhill. Mass., March t.--Kiglit suburban towns were made dependent on irregular train service this morn ing when the storm forced the North eastern Massachusetts Street Railway company and the Hay State system to suspend service outside the center of the, city. Four Bay State cars were derailed on city lines by mud, which is six inches deop on the tracks. Water Gtas four feet deep on many sections of the track and a freeze-up will para lyre traffic indefinitely. ALL TROLLEYS HALTED. And Walking Was Fraught with Diffi culties at Northampton. Northampton, Mass., March . The rain storm of yesterday turned about last night into "a blustering snowstorm and this morning eight inches of anow had fallen and later in the day the storm had become a genuine blizzard. The street cars on all lines have ceased running. The highways are in a horrible condition for traveling. Slush ftnd snow are six inches deep on the walks. Steam roads yare running with great difficulty. TROLLEY TRACKS WERE SECURELY FROZEN IN Traffic on Lines in Pittsfield, Mass., Waa Completely Tied Up To-day. Pitt-field, Mass., March O.-Pittsfleld .was more completely tied up to-day than during any storm this winter. Ten in(.,1M of Rnow fo)lowe1 ft of wv eral hours. Then came a freeze that has tied up trolley traftic completely. The trolley track are securely frozen in. The high wind which accompa nied the storm has drifted the snow badly in places. The teleDhone com pany also suffered badly, a large num ber of local lines being out of of com mission. Many of the manufacturing plants worked short handed as it was an impossibility for people to get to work during the early morning hours. TRAIN OVER io HOURS LATE. More Than a Foot of Snow Was Regis tered in Montreal . ren .-ai-e th.nu inxlina nf finnv Ii a if fallen hnra n Am anil . I2 mile wind was blowing. The Vancouver train was 10 hours late at 11 a. m. LOW TEMPERATURE. May Be Expected Next Week, Togeth er with Fair Weather. Washington. D. C March 16. Weather predictions for the North At lantic states for the week beginning Mond.iv are IOW tcmjierature early in the week and probably sllshtlv l-elow normal at a rule thereafter. Generally fair. FIVE CENTS DOWN. Vnr Diw-ninv fif Fnrrlicl, C, i in New York. New York. March . Ojwn.ng quo- tatMois on d'mjit 1 bills fr the r.ng;:sh I pound stcrliiiff was made at t l.twi5'.. or I I.e cent n-iow ve:ercav clo-mj f-giire. Krsnc ck k ocnod at lZi to lee, d lilir. a tieciine .f 21 en-:ms. and i re he. k 3l IT Si .i the V:iT. o.l i-n'i";'v Maiks were :IereJ a: j -"ui-. ON HEELS OF THE STORM GENUS HOBO EXTINCT IN UNITED STATES? New York, March 6. The hobo, whose labor wbb sought by farmers at harvest time, is now an extinct character in America, according to the American Land Service, which supplies seasonal workers from the city for farm work during the slack seasons. Prosperity, prohibition and even the war-time "work or fight" order are attributed by farmer as causes for the dis appearance of the ''Weary Wil lie' ' INFLUENZA LED IN DISTRICT NO. More Than Half the 446 Contagious Diseases Reported in February Wet of That Nature. The report of District Health Officer Dtv C. H. Burr for the month of Feb ruary shows a total of 446 contagion diseases reported to him in the district, which includes Barre and Montpelier. More than half the cases were inrlncn- l. Of the 2!I8 ' flu ' cases, Groton had 8.1, Corinth 30, Calais 3tf. Thetford So and Topsham 21. Burre had rive cases and Montpelier had three. Measles was the next most numerous disease, there being 54 cases, with Chelsea leading the district with 27 cases, uarre ieci in emcKenpox ana Newbury was far abend in mumps. The report for t-ebruarr was as fol lows : Measles Barre City IP, CalAis 1, Chelsea 27, Montpelier 1, Northfield 3, Orange 1, Washington I, Williams town 1 ; ."4. Chiekenpox -Barre City 12, Banc Town 1, Montpelier 1, Williamstown 4; 1H. Whooping cough Berlin 1. Bradford 2, li rook field 3, Middlesex 4, Montpelier 4, Northfield 1, Williamstown 2; 17. Mumps Barre Town 5, Montpelier l, Moretown 1, Newbury 16, Hyegate 2; 33. Scarlet fever Barre City 2, Mont pelier 2, Thetford 2; 6. Innueiiza-ttarre t ity o, iierim . Bradford 12, Brookfield 1. Cabot H. Calais 38, Corinth 50, Fairlee 1, Groton 83, Marshfield 5, Montpelier 3, .North field 6, Ryegate 14. Thetford 26, Tops ham 21, Vershire 2, Warren 1, West Fairlee 10; 208. Pneumonia Barre City 1, Bradford 1, Cabot 4. Calaia 2, Corinth J, More town 1. 1'lainfield 2, Kyegate 1, Mraf ford 2. Vershire 2. West Fairlee 1 ; 20. DRIFTING HOPELESSLY WHEN PICKED UP Schooner Terra Nova Was Brought in to Halifax After Crew Had Suffered Great Hard ships. Halifax. N. S., March 6. Exhausted bv their struggle against mountain oils teas, a biting blizzard and ice fields that balked attempts to make the port for which they were destined the Spanish crew of the 132-ton sch'ion er Terra Nova, from Seville, Spain, for St. Johns. N. K, reached Harrington passage, on the southwest coast of Nova Scotia, to-day. The schooner was drifting in a helpless condition when nicked up br a Bmall steamer and towed in. NO SOVIET REPUBLIC. Has Been Set Up in Portugal, It Is Re ported. Madrid, March 5. Governors of Spanish provinces along the Portuguese frontier deny report that a soviet, re public has been proclaimed in that country, nd add there is probability of a settlement of strikes there. The Spanish minister at Lisbon has not as yet reported on the situation, ow ing to a break in communication be tween Madrid and that city. BOLSHEVIKI BEGIN ATTACK ON FINLAND After Heavy Artillery Bombardment They Attacked the Finnish Po sition at Sutjervi. London, March . The bolshevik! have begun a new attack on Finland, the Central News corespondent at Helsingore reports. After a heavy ar tillery bombardment on Wednesday they attacked the Finnish position at Sutjervi. TALK OF THE TOWN Owing to the condition of the roads the funeral of the late Kli I). T.ichards will not be held until Monday after noon at 2 o'clock from the home of William AVvlie. Ksx street. Saulding's second basketball team lost to Whitcomb high school in Bethel last evening by a narrow margin after playing a fat fame. Storm conditions made communication oer the tele phone very difticult, end for this reason the exact score rould not be heard. The members of the team decided to wait over in Bethel, as trains were running very late. A a meth.sl of advertising their t,iant and rd. the Jones Bro. to. j h.is eipendcd considerable mney njfcyegate on the charge of illegal hand ! an electric sign, pl-.-rd over their new j ling of intoJKatin? liquors under the otTi - 'e n the M'n'.pelier and Barre road This fiB rea.Jilv ga;n the attention of anyone pa-sing lhat way at night. for it nvs spread over a Urge rad.u f the ' b"d territory. The word. Barre l.ne Hrt;-r I o.-fnt -o are d -t;-Kt v s-rn an 1 raske a brau: i-j ful ;,.,., , miJi ijatk siir- r'.ued ,nr are present io t!.i: di tret at n.g'it. BARRE, VERMONT, SATURDAY, MARCH PENNSYLVANIA CITIES FLOODED Heavy Damage Done in Reading, Lancaster, Har risburg, Williamsport ICE GORGES BROKE, HOUSES SWEPT AWAY In Some Towns All Traffic Was SusDended Ex cept by Boat Philadelphia, March 6. Freezing temperatures following a raging snow, wind and rain .storm, were expected to- dav to check the floods which la-t night broke over eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, causing heavy damage and driving many persons from their home. The storm which .meed from 8 o'clock last night until shurtlv before daylight, was one of the most t-c-vero of the winter. Driven bv a strong northwest gale, the snow piled up in big drifts and brought trolley service in this citv to a standstill. Hundred of niflit workers living in outlying sections were forced to spend the night at hotel. Virtually every stream in thi sec tion of the state overflowed its banks yesterday and ice gorges broken by the high 'water swept away bridges and railroad tracks. Telegraph and tele phone service was put out of commis sion in manv places and a number of towns and cities were in darkness last night by the flooding of power plan's. Men, women and children, marooned in their home, were rescued in boats, some of them being takep from second story window a. , Towns along the SVhtiykill and Sus quehanna rivers appeared to be the heaviest sufferers. Reading, Lancaster, Harrisbnrg, Williamsport, and Wilkes Barre reported heavy damage. Parts of all these towns were inundated and much of the surrounding low land was finder water, Most of them were without suburban trolley service. the hrcaking ol two lco gorges in the Schuykill river above Beading caused all of the Industries in that city using electric power to close. Bridges and houses were swept awav at Lancaster. All the streams in the Wyoming valley overflowed and low lying sections of Wilke-Barre ami suburban towns were under water. At South Wilkes-Bnrre all traffic except by boats was suspended ami score of families were marooned in their homes. Sr. JOHNSBURY ACAD. COMES INTO $8,000 Was Willed by Miss Carrie Underwood, to Be Paid on Death of Mrs. Abbie McCarty. St. Johnsbury, March fi. By the death Thursday night of Mrs. Abbie McCarty, widow of John McCarty, be tween $8,000 and $!l.0tM went to St. Johnsbury academy. This provision was made by the will of Mis Carrie l"n- d'-rwood of St. Johnsbury, who died nine year ago. She left to her cous in, Mrs. McCarty, $10,000, the income for her use and the principal, at her death, to go to the academy. Miss l . ndcrwond s will was contested by her step-mother and part of the sum wa ued in settlement. PROPELLER DISABLED. Freight Steamer Norfolk Range Anch ored Off Portland. Portland, Me.. March 6 - The freight steamer Norfolk Range of the Furness Withv line, light, from Hull, was anch ored two miles southwest of Halfway dozen, a dozen miles to the eastward of the harbor entrance, to-dav, with her propeller disabled. KENTUCKY CONCERN ATTACKS "DRY" RULE Calls Prohibition Amendment and Por tions of Enforcement Act UnconatitutionaL Washington, I). C. March 0. The prohibit ion amendment and portions of the enforcement act were attacked as unconstitutional in a brief tiled in the Mipreme court to-day by the Kentueky Distilleries & Warehouse company in ppcals from federal court decrees holding the acts valid. The case will be argued Monday, along with the Khode Island and other cases. TWO WERE ARRESTED. South Ryegate People Charged With Illegal Liquor Handling. Regina Leonard! and Rosa Agostini of fsouth Kvegate were arrested bv torge F. Ickcy, I. S. deputy mar shal. vetcrday afternoon at South f'-deral statute. They were brought twfore Commissioner Harry C. Sliurt lrtT in Montpelier last eentng and ich .U-mi liiidfT tf-SJil bail. whHh they f or ni-h'-d. tbrotigh Joseph .. FraUmi, lln - ir iii"TB"-y. im i. rawia. inear rt is the outcome -f a nil n.de at lite two house a few ek ln. f"l- Km mj !' h tle two re-jmn li nl- vere t-a)i rioJ .Tl. LARGER NAVY, SAYS DANIELS If Peace Treaty Is Not Rat ified at This Session of Congress TOLD HOUSE NAVAL COMMITTEE TO-DAY He Withholds Final Rec ommendations Pending Action on Treaty Washington, D. C, March ti.-Secretary Daniela told the House naval-committee to-day' he would recommend a naval building program for the next fi-cal year larger than that proposed by the general board "if the peace treaty i not ratified at this session of Congress." Withholding final recom mendation, however, the secretary add ed that if this country in the end re jected membership in the league of na tions, he would Icel tmpt ilea to re new his recommendation for another three-year program of construction. Reiterating his statement of last year lhat "we must hae a league of nations by w hich every nation will help preserve the peace of the. world with out competitive naval building, or we nm-t hsive incomparably the biggest navy in the world, -Mr. Daniels de clared there wa no "middle ground." "I had hojied to appear before this committee to-day. the -ccrctarv con tinued, "with a final recommendation as to a building program, but a the Senate has not yet acted upon the peace treaty, there are uncertainties in the situation. If the covenant had been Tatified our duty would have been plain. With the league in operation, composed at first, of all the nations allied or associated in the world war and with provision for admittance of ail other nations opposed to coiniiet and militarism, it wou'd not be neces sary to impose on the taxpayers of America the assessments necessary for bmUljig nioro-eapiial ships," 1 The program which the secretary recommended le authorized in event the treaty is not ratified, agreed with the general board's proposal as to cap ital hips two battleships and one bat tle cruiser but added to that proposal 20 light cruisers and 1 flotilla leaders, or super-destroyers. No light cruisers and only six super-destroyers were rec ommended by the board. It had been his intention, if the peace" treaty were ratified "with the possibil ity of armaments beng curtailed anil regulated," the secretary declared, to recommend definitely only stn h a "mod erate" building program necessary to "round out the fleet." No capital ships would have been included in this pro gram, he added, but in the ''unsettled condition of the world to-d.'iy," he de clared, the American navy "must be prepnred for any emergency." "The question for you to decide," the secretary told the committee, "is whether the United States in future building shall undertake simply to round out it navy building units of types in which we are now short or shall embark on further expansion in addition." WAS NATIVE OF CHELSEA. Mrs. Jules Alexander Died Yesterday in Williamstown. Mrs. Jules Alexander died yester day morning at her home on south hill, Williamstown, after a week's illness with influenza, followed by pneumonia. She was born in Chelsea 3 years ago, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hemcnwav, and on her marriage 15 years ago to Mr. Alexander they came at once to the farm in Williamstown, which he had purchased from his fa ther. Besides her husband, she leaves three daughter and two son. Mabel 14, Cal vin 11, Cesrtrine P, Sadie 5, and John. aued four moajth, beside an aged fa ther and mother, Mr. and Mrs. James Hemcnwav of CheNea, and two sisters living in the same town, Mi Abbie Hemenway and Mrs. Alfred Dislge. runeral arrangements have not yet been made. VERGENNES NEEDS COAL. Otherwise Vermont Is Fairly Well Fixed, Says Clement. ( Gov. dement, who was stormbound in Montpelier to-day. stated that the state was in fairly good shape as re gard coal. There is need of ctsal at Vergennos, mid he plan to get coal into that city within a short tune. He is endeavoring to increase the arrival of coal for the state as a whole because of the prolonged cold weatln-r. His Guess. Burrow By the way. what wa the denomination of that bill you loaned m? Ia-nder - Episcopalian. 1 imagine it keeps Lent so well. Boston Transcript. Glad It's Dying Away. Philadelphia Ledger "H. C. L.. the Kini Charles, is an unconscionable time a-dying." And a O-csr Wilde deoorrd do rig, it is dyins very expensively. Boston Transcript. new Bow to Ave d Accidents. Jimmie Horn do ym like the foun tain t-n I gave jou, dear? M...,e -O, it's loteiy; it never lenV unless Cm csrm a white dre-a. Stry Storica. 6, 1020. BARRE BURIED UNDER 20 INCHES And the Storm Was Still Raging This Afternoon With Great Vigor TROLLEY SERVICE . WAS CANCELED Trains Were Running Many Hours Behind the Schedule The heaviest snowstorm of the win ter and, indeed, the heaviest in many years, started in last night at 0:30 o'clock, following a downpour of rain, and it continued this afternoon, having at 2:1 JO deposited about 20 inches of snow on top of the great accumulation which was only partially washed away by the warm temperature and the rain of the two days preceding the advent of the western blizzard. It was fortunate that a turn to a colder temperature occurred last night; otherwise, one of the most serious floods in years would have been ex perienced in Vermont. The streams had already begun to rise during the early evening and the ice gorges threat ened to ;:ive way under the pressure of the rising flood. Besides being the heaviest blanket of snow deposited this winter, it was also the most baffling, because it lay on a foundation of slush, causing the accumulations to stick with unusual tenacity. Trains, trolley cars and even sidewalk snowplows found it most dif ficult to penetrate, the heavy mass, nud, in consequence, trntlie was either held up entirely or carried on very slowly. tountry road were blocked because the snow wa whipped along by a stiff northwestern breeze which piled the mow to heights heretofore' not reached even in this most severe of winters. In Burre, business was practically nt n standstill during the. great part of the dav. .Main street, had its great heaps of snow which had been scraped from tlie sidewalks, and in some in stances delivery teams had to be driven onto the sidewalks to enable the clerks to trann"t their business. Few teams except thoe of fuel dealers, milkmen and grocers were to be seen on the streets of the citv, and automobiles v ere entirely eliminated for the time being. Knowing the difficult ies which would be experienced in trying to buck the snow accumulations, especially on the hilly streets. Chief Heney of the fire department withdrew the motor-driven apparatus from the first line of defense and even relegated the heavier horse drawn apparatus to the rear, while he prepared to use light pungs, carrying chemicals and hose, the pungs to be drawn by four-horse hitches. At the same time a warning was issued to people to use utmost care to prevent the outbreak of fire. Some days will elapse before Main street is dug out from under the vast accumulation while the other streets will have to go through the attrition process before traveling is good again. I tie sidewalks ot the city were blocked for a considerable time "this morning, and shopgirls, stenographers and other were late to their work be cause of the virtual impossibility of getting to their place of employment. the street department had sidewalk rlo' out early and when they started in plowing out the walks they found already a foot of new snow adhering to the sticky foundation so closely that the horses had hard work to drag the plows through the mas. Added to this handicap was the difficulty in get ting men and horses to join in the at tack on the snow. The snow was so heavy that it soon put two of the plows out of commission. Now and then a resourceful person, anxious to get to work liefore the walks could be plowed out, put on snowshoes or skis and walked to his place of business on Main street. It was a far easier and more expeditious mode of travel than plowing through the deep sinwv. No Trolley Service. Early in the morning the Barre Montpelier Traction A Bower company was forced-to cancel its service for the first part of the day at least. A sweep er car was sent from the cat barn to Barre early in the morning and got as far a city hull, where it was halted nnd then sent back over the line, which was rapidly drifting in aiiiiin. The Washington street car of the company followed the sweeper from the car bam to Barre and after reaching the Wash ington street branch line got stuck there. The sweeper car again made the trip southward to this city just liefore noon to convoy the Washington street car back to the car barn. The trolley company got as far a the corner of Barre and Main streets this forenoon but had one car stalled at the Sibley avenue transfer in Mont pelier. A main line electric car liccame de railed near the office of the Intercity ball park grounds this morning at 11 o'clock in an endeavor to work its way through to Barre. All eight w heela of the large car went ntT the rails even though the car was traveling very slowly. Telephone service was not seriously interfered with, strange to say. al though the early snowfall was of a f linging consistency and likely to hang to the wires. At the Barre otlicc it was said that the toll line were in ti orkinir order and that only a. few lo cal lines were put out of commission by the storm. Steam Roads Hard Up. The steam railroad were up asrairist their worst troubles of the winter, and the sci-edu'.e were completely demoral ized. The Montpelier A Wells River railroad, whhh t usually les handi capped than the Central Vermont, wa having serious trouble. The 7:50 train out ot" Montpelier did not leave that station until about :2ti. and it was preceded tr a snowplow, whhh started ut at about 8:.Ki. tn the Central Vermont line t'ne trains were mnnirg li'!i Ire xiiiid The ai-ht train fr.m B-.-Uu, due in TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE OUTBREAK At this time of almost impas sable stretes because of snow, it is urgently requested that all people in Barre tuke extra pre cautions to prevent the outbreak of tire. The motor truck appar atus and the heavier horse-drawn apparatus probably could not bo used at present, and the fire de partment is forced to rely upon light horse-drawn sleds to carry chemicals and hose. Therefore, let the people take extra pre cautions against fire. The fire alarm system is out of order, too, which makes it more imperative that people watch their property. In case of fire use the telephone. Montpelier Junction at 3:40, arrived there at 7:30. The Barre branrh line was not plowed out this forenoon, and hence no mail arrived in Barre this morning. The branch passenger train was held at Montpelier after its trip last night, waiting for the sleeper, and then it was further delayed until the scraper could be sent down over the line from iJarre. The branch train for Barre left Mont pelier just about noon with two engines and two cars, a passenger and baggage car, and arrived in Barre early this afternoon. Kngine 204, shifting at the Junction, left the irons. The snow plow from St. Ablans has reached Mont pel ier Junction, as has a plow from White Kiver Junction. Train No. 0, which ordinarily is the northbound mail train didn't leave White River Junction ahd has been annulled. Train 211, the milk train, due in Montpelier about noon has been annulled. The New Kngland States Limited, southbound, at noon has been annulled. The southbound morning train, Xo. 8, got into the Junction shortly after 12, and the branch train did not wait for the connection. No attempt wa made to send train over the Willianistown branch of the Central Vermont, as a snowplow was not available for the work. The track will have to be plowed out be fore a train will attempt to buck the drifts in the cut at l'rospect street and on the plateau furhcr alone. There were no rural mail deliveries out of the Barre poatofrice this morning because it was impossible for the car riers to complete their routes. The stages had not arrived in Barre up to this afternoon, the stage from Web sterville and firanitcville started out but was forced to turn back after going part of the distance. The stage from Washington had not reached East Barre. at noon. FARMERS" BANQUET . WAS MARKED SUCCESS Viands Closely Related to Milk Were the Chief Features of Menii Commissioner of Agriculture -Brigham Spoke. When the farmers take hold of i thing, they go through with it no mat ter what the conditions are. They, like many another, read of the fore casted snowstorm sweeping from the West but even this did not frighten them. Added to this the almost impas sable condition of the roads due to the day's rain and still they were not to be dismayed. I hey came last night from all directions and many of them from a considerable distance nnd thev stayed, too, until the last number of the program had been given, the af fair was the first banquet in several years heht by the Barre local of the New Kngland Milk Producers' associa tion in Wort hen hall last evening and it can truthfully be said that it was highly successful and no doubt is the forerunner of other such events in the life of the modern, progressive farmer. Besides a well prepared and appetiiing spread, served by the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Sons of Veterans, a nicely ar ranged program fitted into the evening. along with an interesting address bv the state commissioner of agriculture, E. S. Brigham. When the president, M. L. Towne, called me memners, meir wives ana friend to the banquet tabic., there were several over a hundred present. Home product were noticeably at the fore on the menu and milk and cream. tubcrculosis-free. if you please, for all Barre milk is now adjudged such, found many uses on the tables. When every body had done justice to the splendid bill of fare the program was gone through with. The first number whs a iuno solo bv Mi uucy summing. his wa. followed by the report of A. Cummins, local secretary, who, at the expense of the Barre Uveal, at tended the annual meeting at tvoston Feb. 2i and 27. A violin solo by Miss M.iriorie Smith was very much en- ioved. K. N. Jingliam men gnve nis aiiure, dealing with the dairy industry in the slate of Vermont, lie spoke at lengtn of the possibilities of the farmer and of the market for his product. He thought there should be some local station w;hereby a iamier would lie able to dispose of his milk, butter and rhee-e when the city markets Were flooded. He took opportunity to thank the Itarre bveal for its move for pure miik bv federal and state inspection and said that it had made it easier for the remainder of the state to fol low. Much of the appropriation of 1!1!) for this work had come to Barre, Mr. Brigham said. He also paid re spects to Dr. E. H. Bancroft, who put in muih time and energy in talking the matter up with the farmers and convincing them of the merits of the test. Harold Bancroft in hi usual enter taining way gave a reading that proved the farmers were litrht-hcaiti-d. James (iough, secretary of the Milton local, X. E. M. P A., ofie of the largest branches in the association, was pres ent and he told of the benefit to be derived from affiliation with the asso ciation and also of the im,l cream ery recently completed by the Milton bramh. The program ied with a vocal ,olo by Manley Marb. accom panied by Mis Mary Allen, and be wa oblifc'rd to resi-cnd w ith an encore. Dancine was then indulged in by many, music In'injf furnished by Mi-s Beatrice I'apin and t harie Col'lm. who ilw) furnished cv-eilciit mu-if duru.jj the bsnquet. The r.tr fr. it tee in cbr?e of te af fair had l-r it rl.s rrr.an Roy S-nii'i and included Mr. er4 Mr. M. I I. .nc aid Mr. and Mis. B. W. BaU. PRICE. TWO CENTS. ITS HEIGHTS Early M'g Ang Passenger Train !? jm South Five jurs Late $9 TRYING TO CLEAR THE BRANCH LINES Great Deal of Shoveling Is Needed to Reach th6 Switches St. Albans, March 6. Traffic was badly tied up this morning by the worst blirsard of the season. The early morning train over the Central Ver mont railway from the south ran about five hours late into Essex Junc tion, where the passengers were given their breakfasts. Part of that delay was duo to Boston 4 Maine connections All freieht. w-ere cancelled. Snow- plows and scrapers were run on branch lines in an attempt to clear the tracks for passenger service, but as there was a considerable depth of water when the storm began, it required a vast amount of shoveling to dig the switches out. The St. Albans & Swanton Traction company lines were out of commission. There was no tie-up of telegraph wires and only slight interference with the telephone service. The snow scrapers in the city were started out about 4 o'clock this morn ing, but were soon stuck in the drifts and it will lie necessary to wait until the storm is over before the sidewalks can be plowed out. BURLINGTON TROLLEY TRACKS BURIED Even the Plows are Unable to Make Any Appreciable Progress Against the Drifts. Burlington, March 0. With a driv- 111 Llll.aiU, n nil II mail" tnm c.ir,,- ing, bringing with it much snow and rain, tiiiriington is to-aay experienc ing the wort storm of the year. Trol ley service is demoralized, the tracks in some of the outlying districts be- mg buried under tour teet unns or pnow, even tne plows neing tiname to make any appreciable inroads. Trains from the soutti and norm are far hphind'schedulo and it is expected that the sleepers from Xew York and Boston will be delayed till atternoon at least. Since early last evening over a foot of snow has fallen and there are no signs of a let-up. .,, ALEXANDER CRUICKSHANK Former Granite Manufacturer Died Yesterday Aftejcoon. Alexander Cruickshank, for nearly 14 years a Barre granite manufacturer. died at his home at 50 Summer street yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock. His death ended a long illness and bed con finement caused by tuberculosis. Two years ago he was compelled to abandon the stone industry because of this dis ease and for the past 14 months he had been confined to his bed at his home. On April 4, 1H7S, in Aberdeen, Scot land, he was born the son of William and Annie Lruicksihank and with his parents came to the I'nited States when but 13 years old, in A few vcars were spent in the Barre schools before ne began nis apprenticesnip as a stonecutter with the Marr Gordon firm. After several vears' experience nd about 20 vears ago he entered the granite manufacturing business in corn- any with his father, having as their plant an ell part of the Marr 4 (Sordon shed under the firm name of Cruirk- hank A Son. This business continued until the death of the late William " ruickshank seven years ago. From that time on and up to two years ago Mr. Cruickshank was employed as a foreman at the Marr & Oordon firm and later at the F. W. Mould Granite company in MorrisviHe. He was marriea in this city in l'.Hli to Mis Elizabeth Reid of Bennington, H., and from this union there are three children surviving, Raymond, H, William, six, and Esther, four. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Annie Cruickshank of Barre; one brother, Robert, also of this city; and two sis ters, Mrs. John Middlebrook of Trov, X. Y., and Mrs. Robert Dun" of Water vliet, X. Y. In the year 1000 Mr. Cruickshank, who was a member of the Presbyte rian church, diverted his spare mo ments to organizing what was well known later as the Presbyterian boys' brigade and which later developed into the boy hcout troop of that church. He was a very energetic and accommo dating man, ever willing to assist in entertainments or any work of public good and interest. Many will remem ber him as a singer, he having sung at many entertainments and churches in this city and carried the tenor part of a popular quartet of a few years past. He entered the Spanish-American war with the old Co. K and with thi unit went to C hickajnauga in 1SW. He is a member of Granite lodge, Xo. 3-'i. of this city as well as of Clan Gordor, Xo. 12, O. S. C, and also a memlier of the Presbyterian parish. .The new of his death will be received with regret. as he was well known and a much esteemed and highly respected citir-n. The funeral will be held from hi late borne on Summer street Monday nftemoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. F. I- ,cod speed and Rev. B. J. Ihigh to conduct the service. It was the request of the ileceased that flowers he omitted. lie body will be placed in the vau't at Klmwood cemetery until sprinc, when burial will be made id the family lot in Hope cemetery. BODY BROUGHT E0XE. Selsoa E. I -coyer Died ia Florida a Week At. St. Alban.. Mir h .-The V!r of Xelsr.n 11 L'K.-uyer. who died in T -pa. K,, a wk ago. a -rived it hi home in this e tT !at everenjr I' ev.T - e - - - 4 that the funeral will h.m Ma4T n. rnitg.