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THE BARRE DAILY TIME BARRE, ''; VERMONT, THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1920. PRICE, TWO CENTS. VOL. XXIV -NO. 15. INDICTMENTS- . IN "LEAK" CASES U.S. TROOPS ARE UNDER HIM ALL FIVE SOCIALISTS WERE EXPELLED FROM NEW YORK ASSEMBLY SEPT. l, 1920, AGREED ON A T BOSTON CONFERENCE Four. Persons Are Accused in the Southern Pacific Oil Decision Pres.. Wilson Says Foch Has No Authority Over . Those, in Germany DOLLAR AN HOUR AFTER Majorities in Favor of Un- : seating the Men on the i Charges of Disloyalty Were Substantial, and ; the Vote Came at the End of 22 Hours of Ora tory and Wrangling. UNIQUE PRECEDENT IN U. S. HISTORY Owing to the Fact That the Men Wer,e Expelled Aft er Midnight on March 31 :: There Can Be No Special Elections to Fill Their Seats Unless Extraordi nary Session Is Convened -Albany. N. Y.. April 1. Five social ists. Louis Waldman and August Clauessens of New York, Charles Kolo mon of Kings and Samuel A. DeWitt and Samuel Orr of the Bronx, the en tire delegation of their party in the New- York assembly, were expelled from membership in the lower House of the legislature early to-day. The majorities' in favor of unseat ing the men suspended on the opening day of. the legislative session on charges of disloyalty, were substantial. The vote on the expulsion of Wald man, whose case was the first to be balloted upon by the assembly, came at the end of 22 hours of oratory, par liamentary wrangles and filibustering. Owing to the fact that men were ex polled after midnight on March 31, there can be no special ejections to fill their eats in the assembly unless an extraordinary session of the legislature Is convened. By its action the assembly estab lished a precedent unique in legislative history in the United States as never before has an entire .party delegation been ejected from any legislative body. ' When the assembly adjourned, after the seats of all five socialists had been declared vacant, it had been in con tinuous session 23 hours and forty min utes. Considerable interest was manifested in the way in which the former service wen in the assembly voted. Twenty tine voted for expulsion of all five so cialists, seven for reseating, while four Toted to oust Waldman, Claessens, and Solomon and to reseat DeWitt and Orr. ' v The women members of the House were evenly divided, the Republican (member,' Miss Margaret 1- Smith of "New York, voting to expel the entire 'delegation, while her Democratic col league, Miss Elizabeth Can VI. Gillette of Schenectady, consistently favored their mention. "A DIFFERENCE" HELD IP NAVY DEPARTMENT iRear Admiral Fullara Declared Before ' Senate Naval Com mittee. Washington, D. C, April I. Because of the navy depart ment 's policy of "in difference" no effort was made to bring the navy to a stiite of preparedness be fore the war. Rear Admiral Fullam, former commander of the Pacific re serve fbet. declared to-day before the Senate naval investigating committer. The admiral said that in 1 It I ." when Jie went to the Pacific coast to take Command of the reserve fleet, the ships lisd such small complements that they jould not be moved from the dock. The rtnvy was "fatally short of men," lie lidded, but the department failed to advocate sufficient personnel increases and wn "totally indifferent to the possibility of a state of war being forced upon it." The only persons in the nsvy depart ment who would listen to his pleas for more men and material preparedness were the assistant secretary and mem lers of the general board, the officer declared. IAN MACP1IERSOXS RESIGNATION ACCEPTED B Will Probably Be Succeeded as Chief Secretary for Ireland by Sir Tamar Greenwood. London April I. The Globe says the resignation of Ian MacI'heron, chief secretary for Ireland, has been accept ed. Mr. MacPherson will probably be succeeded by Sir Hainar Greenwood, under secretary for home affairs, the Globe adds. Ot-her newspapers announced definite ly that Sir Ha mar has been offered the secretaryship. CIRCLE VOTING ILLEGAL According to the Opinion of Maauchn etts Attorney-Genual. Boston, April I. The custom of c:r rle voting, by which a cros within a rrrle at the head of a group of randi lates csrriel a vote for each, was held U tie illegal ia an opinion by the st- Vrrev reneral to dav. Thomas It. I. re '1. candidate for delegate-at large j io the PrtnTTat k- rational convention, fledged t- Hrh-rt Hot.er for the pre g'rrx lal nomination, bad prmt-t-d ?mst tlie rsctW. wtiKh hs V-ee in ?fTt in 1h: tste for irsny years se.rg wfbovt Ugl authority. NEGOTIATIONS TO END DANISH TROUBLE But There Has Been Some Preliminary Striking in Protest Against King Christian'! Refusal. Copenhagen, March 31. The first move toward putting into effect the general strike ordered by the Daman trades unions in protest against the re fusal of King Christian to reinstate the dismissed Zahle ministry, appears to have. been made bv the bakers of Co penhagen. A number of the bakers quit work this morning, stating they did not intend to return on Thursday. The stokers on four Danish steamers also struck. Despite these moves, however, it de velop's that steps have been taken to open negotiations between the govern ment on the one hand and the trades un ions and the opposition parties on the other in the direction of a settlement. The Zfthle party has requested all the parties to hold meetings on Saturday for the purpose of coming to an agree ment on tie question of an electoral bill. : . It is believed in many quarters tnat if the government consents to the con versation of the Parliament and the immediate passage of the electoral bill the trades unions will be satisfied. EXPECT NEW OFFENSIVE. By Bolshevik! Against the Ukrainian Front. W?arsaw, March 30. Simon Petlura, the Ukrainian leader, has visited Prague for the purpose of arranging for the-formation of a Czech army to be used against the Russian bolsheviki on the Ukrainian front, according to newspapers here. No announcement is made as to the size of the army con templated. A force of. 6,000 Ukrainians, newly recruited, was recently thrown against the soviet line on the southern front, it 'is stated in dispatches received here. Military experts believe the bolshe viki plan an offensive in the north with Vilna as its objective, and as sert this drive may begin at any time. They say that unless the soviet com manders take advantage of the cold weather on the northern front, they will be handicapped by impassable marshes where still frozen. If they wait until the thaw begins, a cam- paign would be out of quest ion and it ' i m . 1 i K i : i : . i .i I prouauie hip uuiiiciki wmim rt-ii plan to extend their offensive into that section. ...;.. Sometime ago President Pilsudki an- nounefd that the Poles were more than ready for the bolsheviki "wherever or whenever they attack on any and all fronts." LARCENY OF $12,000 IS ALLEGATION Daniel A. McDonald, Bookkeeper, Is Charged with Taking It from Law Firm of Amery Eliot. Boston, April l.-Lareeny of $12,000 from the law firm of Amery Kliot was charged to-day against Daniel A. Mc Donald, who hitd kept the books of the firm for twelve years. It is alleged that by manipulation of accounts of trusteeships, McDonald' was able to di vert funds to his own purposes. ICE PASSING OUT. Freshet Conditions Along Saco River are Better. Biddcford, Me., April 1.- The freshet situation along the Saco river remained unchanged fo-doy. Under the pressure of an ice jam a section of the big boom of the Deering Lumber company, ft short distance above the city, pave way this morning about 6 o'clock. This allowed the ice to escape gradually and it is now parsing harmlessly over below. There were no logs in the boom. The pitch of water over the Bradbury dam continues at sl.ghtly more than five feet, which Is causing no inconvenience. CAPE COD CANAL CONFERENCE Held at Washington and Lodge Resolu tion Was Urged. Washington, D. C, April I. Another hearing in the effort to have the gov ernment take over the Cape Cod canal was held to-day by the Senate com merce committee. Sherman L. Whipple of Hwton, representing the canal inter ets, former Senator Weeks, August Ilelmont and others urged favorable ac tion on Senator Lodge's resolution au thorizing the secretary of war to oper ate the canal temporarily pending per manent acquisition proceedings. BRIDGE WORKERS STRUCK When Their Demand for $ Per Cent Raise Was Rejected. Worcester, Mass- April I. Employes f the Eastern Bridge A Structural company struck to-day when informed that their demands for a 25 per cent rau-e in pay had been denied. They are now paid from ,V to 60 rents an hour fir a nine hour ly. The plant, which employs 130 band, was tied up by the strttte. ARE PERISHING. Dramatic Call for Rcl ef Comes from Arctic Ice Fields. Lrt!drn. A'ril 1. A wire"e diTat-h fr.Mn M wow ays a dramatic message of d;res h bew reftived there from the Aw tie Wfte'd. The ltif- sent bT wire'es. aks he'p f-r fttl Twn. monvfi- and hMren jri,;? g of c H and butler aHrd the :sner Svr-vri. V, S t me )--bound in tie ruff ( ,1 r in January uvi tnai:y drJted into tae Kara . ITALY FORGED TO ACCEPT PLAN Which Was Presented by President Wilson to Settle the Adriatic Question SO GOVERNMENT . TELLS D'ANNUNZI.0 Emissary from Premier Nitti Has Just Been to Fiume Trieste, April 1' (By the Associated Press). The Italian government has notified Gabnele DAnnunzio that will have to accept President Wilson's project for the settlement of the Attn atic question. An envoy from Premier Nitti has been to Fiume, where he made this decision known to D Annunzio, the insurgent Italian commander there. A meeting was held at Fiume, at which all of D'Annunzio'a volunteers were present. At this meeting Alceete de Ambris, chief of the D'AnnunziO cabinet, declared the proclamation of fiume as an independent state would be made only in case such action was necessary to protect the Italian char ac.ter of the city to guarantee the prin ciples for which D'Annunzio went to fiume and to insure to that city possession of the port and railways. PREMIER MILLERAND CONFERS WITH MAYER They Rehearse the Situation in the Ruhr District and the French man Reiterates Bis Views. Paris, April 1. Premier Millerand tus morning received iw. von -Mayer, the German charge d affaires, and went over the situation in the Ruhr 'district with him. The premier improved tht occasion to reiterate tbe terms or hi letter of yesterday dealing -with the question of permission for Herman troops to enter the Ruhr region In which he expressed the view that mili tary intervention in that region at present would be useless as well as dangerous. He added that the French government was taking steps to con firm the information upon which its decision was baited. After the departure of the charge the premier conferred with Marshal Foch respecting eventual measures to be taken in case the Germans disre garded the decision against sending of regular German troops in the Ruhr disr trict. No apprehension is expressed, however, that anything further would result than a demonstrate such as an advance of the French troops a dozen miles or so in such a contin gency. This advance would mean the occupation of Frankfort and Darm stadt. It is not expected, however, that this would provoke any Violent manifestation on the part of the Ger mans, since Dr. Von Mayer in his first interview with M. Millernnd on the subject is deolared to have intimated that his government might consent to such an advance as a guarantee of the evacuation of the Ruhr district by the dditional German troops, if they were allowed to enter the region. At the same time there is much skepticism here, even in circles close to the government remarking the ef ficiency or the desirability of such an advance. It is pointed out that Frank fort, DHrmstsdt, and in fact all the territory the occupation of which t under consideration are now command ed by French batteries and would not be more completely dominated if French soldiers were picketing through out the area. Moreover, such a dem onstration would not be In accord with what appears to be the French policy of averting as far as possible causes of friction with the German popula tion and" even the adoption of as con ciliatory an attitude toward the gov ernment as Is consistent with insist ence upon strict execution of the peace treaty. The impression to-day appeared to be that the whole trouble would blow over without the neceity of any radi cal measures being taken. WORKMEN FORCED BY FIRE TO JUMP Mill at North Anaon, Me, Was Bnrned with Loss of About $150,000. North Anon, Me.. April 1. The low er mill of tbe North Anson Manufact uring company, containing the shook and reel departments, was burned to day with an estimated loss of f 1 o,Oiio. The rp d spreading of the fire forced a doten of the 1'tO workmen to jump from windows, flarence Witham sus tained a broken arm and- ever ruts. Lumber and other mill property said to he valued at tl.Ono.OOO. two (mises and the Maine Central railroad brwUre over the CarraVeett river were endan gered. The property is insured. CENSUS FIGURES. Xaniate. Mick, Lost Jl.T Per Cent ia Population. Wa.hirfinsi. D. C, April 1. ropu'a to statistic aenoimced to day ly the renit t-t ires a inc 'oded : Piee Bluff, Ark, I'JT-sn. an itwrrsse of 17. or 27 7 per oer Mnitce, , r, decree J,6?land rowspany t. J. Kotr; Lairu or 21." f-r eeU CONSPIRACY TO '.' DEFRAUD U.S. Former Secretary to Asso ciate Justice McKenna One of the Men " Washington, D. C, April 1. Indict merits against four persons were re turned to-day by the District "of Co lumbia supreme court grand Jury in vestigating an alleged leak in the Unit ed States supreme court's decision last November in the Southern Pacific oil lands case. Those indicted are Ash ton F. Embry former secretary to Associate Judge McKenna of the supreme court j James Harwood Graves, former assistant at torney m the department of justice Barnett E. Moses, Washington? law yer, and E." Millard Mayer, jr., New York, stock broker. The indictments charge the four men with conspiracy to defraud the United States of its right of secrecy surround ing opinions of the supreme court prior to public announcement of the court's decision. : Embry is charged in the grand jury report with furnishing a "tip" on the court's decision, whereby the other defendants were able to sell "short" five hundred shares of South em Pacific stock at a profit of f l, 412.50. COMPETITION PROHIBITED. City Operated Motor Busses Ordered . Off Streets in Brooklyn. New, York, April 1. The operation of motor busses under the direction of the -city in competition with trolley lines In Brooklyn was ordered discon tinued to-day by Justice Cropsey of the supreme court. Justice Cropsey held that the opera tion of the jitneys was Illegal, in that the city had no right to run a public utility without permission from the legislature. Carrying no liability insurance and under no obligation to continue oper ation, the decision says the busses "con stitute a menace to the public. The bus lines were started at the instance of Mayor Ilylan when sub way, elevated, ana trolley , . lines throughout the city began seeking in creases from five-cent fares. TWO MILES OF ICE SWEPT DOWN STREAM All Danger of Damage at Vernon Was Removed and the Connecticut River Is Clear. Brattlcboro, April I. The ice jam bove the Connecticut River Power Co. dam at Vernon broke early to-day, and the entire mass, which has for several days been threatening the safety of big coffer dam at the power plant, went out without causing damage, u ith it went a field of solid ice extending two miles up stream. Within four hours the river was clear. UNITED STATES WILL NOT BE REPRESENTED At Peace Conference to Be Held This Month tt San Remo, lUljr. Washinirton. D. C, April !. Th nited States will not be represented at the peace conference when it meets at San Renin, Italy, this month, it ws said to-day at the state department. It was explained hat this country had not been officially represented in the conference since I ndcr Secretary frank L. rlk and the other peace delegates left Paris last December. EMPLOYERS ORGANIZE. In Order to Promote Industrial Peace in Winnipeg. Winipeg. April l.-Anninini-ement was made to-day in Winnipeg, the scene of a general strike last year, that the employers' association of Manitoba had been formed to promote industrial peace, commercial prosperity and steady employment. Representatives of 23 groups of employers said the object of their organization was to dieonrjre lockouts, strikes and unfair demands by either employer or employe. MEETS ANOTHER HARD ONE. Vincent Richards to Play Against Sam uel Hardy. New York. April 1. Vincent Rih- mr J m nil inncl ind.Mif tenni chimnion. who' TMtcrday eliminated S. Howard Voshell. 1917 and 191S title holder, to-dsy faced another experienced play er, Samuel Hardy, formerly of CoTf r nia. in the semi final of the national indoor tournament. William T. Tilden. I 2d mnner-un last year, hsd Willard j Bottsford of tolumbia university his opponent. STOLE 845,840. Two Armed Men Held Vp Swift & Co. Messenger at Kansas City. Kansas City. April l.-Twi armed; men in an aut..moh, e held tin the roes- j sencrrs of Si ft A Company, packers. ; on t -e 21 sireet vio'i-i nere iear , nd u-red with a band hag eoutsm C&ses 05 the Pocket The follow ine case have been e- tied ad dcmt nned from tv Wash- . :rt" pountv eoirt d-ket: !'.yd-r s. 1 Ihtr -o ; Tberow Ian s. W. H. OHd' r. L 1-atn ' . Bert B-rry; Purton S. Wnrdvs W. H CTiild; :i.er Bros - - T. i. Rsr. RESPONDING TO CONGRESS' INQUIRY Troops Are to e Utilized for Policing Occupied Territory Washington, D. C, April 1. Amer ican troops on the Rhine are subject only to the orders of the president of the United States as commander-in-chief of , the army; President Wilson wrote Congress to-day in response to a resolution of inquiry adopted by the House. The American troops and the terri tory they control still are governed by the terms of the armistice, the pres ident said. He disclosed that the American government had disapproved plans to have the troops and the terri tory placed under the orders of the Rhineland high commission. Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch has no authority over the American troops, the president said. Major General Al len, commanding the forces, "has full authority, Mr. Wilson added, "to util ize his troops for the policing of the occupied district, the preservation of order and to repel any attack which may be made upon him. STATE OF PEACE MOVE REPORTED FAVORABLY By Strict Party Vote, Republicans on Foreign Affairs Committee Re ported It to the House. Washington, D. C, April 1. The Re publican leaders' resolutions declaring the state of war between the I nited States and Germany at an end was re ported to-day by the House foreign af fairs committee by a strict party vote, to 8. Republican leaders said the more im porta nt war-time acts and powers which wouJd be repealed automatically with the paasajte of the resolution in eluded: War-time prohibition : Lever food and fuel pontrol law, with provisions gainst profiteering: espionage act; e active service- law; authorisation for tains of ten billion dollars to allies; complete control over ail shipping; au -thorUatiun foe president to use armed forces to prevent interference with in terstate or foreign commerce; licensing the use of explosives; authorization of system ox priority shipments; au thoritation'of an employment service in the labor department; control over patents; war housing act; a morato rium protecting civil rights of men while in the service, and authorization of an embargo on imports in the discre tion of the president. The trading with the enemy act would be continued until Germany agrees to provisions of the resolution.' The emergency ship ping act, the Overnia nact giving the president tbe power to distribute ex ecutive powers as he desires and the act creating the war finance corpora tion and the capital issues committee expire six months alter a declaration of pca. ON STATE EDUCATION BOARD. Fred A. Howland of Montpelier Ap pointed By Gov. Clement. C.ovrrnor Clement hss appointed Fred A. Howland of Montpelier as a member of the state board of ediica- ion to succeed James Hsrtness, re signed. ' Mr. Howland is one of ertnont s eading citizens and is the executive esd of one of the largest hnancml in stitutions in the state. He graduated from Dartmouth college in IHSi and was secrctarv of civil and military af fairs in 1SHH. He was admitted to the bar in 1WHI and practiced law in Mont pelier as a member of the firm of Oil- inghsm. Muse A llowiami. rrom i:-o IStfM he was states attorney lor Washington count v and for two terms was clerk of the House of Represents- ives. Mr. iiowiaim was seimarj o. state from to l!X). In he was appointed a member of the board of trustees of the permanent school fund to till the vacancy cau-ed ly me eccese of Joseph A. DeBoer. During the or!d wr, Mr. Howland was an active worker on the Vermont committee of public safety, serving as niemlier of the executive commniee. nd was secretary of the committee ntil he resieued to direct the war savings stamp campaign, which he con- ucted successfully. "FLU" STILL RAGING. There Have Been Four Deaths ia Mont gomery Center Since Saturday. Montgomery Center, April 1. Among those'who have died since Sat urday with the flu are Mrs. Joeph Touchette. Jrave a husband and one small dsurhter; Mrs. John Murry, ho was buried Monday; Norman L,irn,r, , j i ho lived on the No'ch road. one of the roost indu.trious firmer in town, and Harri-on FoMer of east hill, who was buried Tuesday. All were in midd age life, between 30 and 40 years of age, and all leave fam ilies. HARBOR MKN STRIKE, - These Emrloyed 5y Erie Railroad in Jf York Oat To-day. Nfw York. April 1. Workmen etn- l T'l-'yd on ' ers. tvjr and ferry ilKt of the J'.rie K:'rod oniMnr J struck esrlr tn-dir over te jn'ion .f hoars of labor and timon offinals predicted tt-.st brf-re n cM the wa.k pit would spread t eiery ra wsy and j inff r ferry New York ( It. Early to-4iy. however, oifcer ferries were r-t-1mg n t"ir ii'us! m-hed-i'es and e.r,is of the .tw aipearM en nucnt mat mere wouia i lunnrr spreaa cx tL .xe- GET A JURY TO TRY HALE Preliminaries inMUrder Trial Completed Just Before Noon SELF-DEFENSE WILL BE HALE'S POSITION He' IS Charged With ShoOt- ing H. Lester Morse at Middlesex , A jury was completed in Washington county court to-day just Deiore noon to try George O. Hale of Middlesex on the charge of , murder in connection with the death of H. Lester Morse, by shooting, at Middlesex on Sunday, Feb. 1, last. I lie ury is made up as fol- W. J. Brown, Berlin. II. B. Porter, Xorthfleld. E. R. Dillon, Duxbury. A. H. Bartlctt, Marshfield. H. D. Erskine, Roxbury. W. L. Durkee, Duxburv. W. J. Batchelder, Plainneld. George Kennedy, Duxbury. C. II. George, Marshfield. D. I Murray, Graniteville. Arthnr Stevens, Waterbury. Henry Demeritt, Waterbury. About 48 more jurymen were drawn by the jury commission last evening, the most of whom appeared in ""rt mis muruiUK- mry weir; ""- Brown, James Carroll, E. J, Clark, O. M. Lawrence, A. C Moore, George Patter son, C. H. Reynolds, Henry Sumners, Barre City; L. It. Beckley, H. H. Blanchard. W. H. Dudley, Thomas Hal ey. G. C. Kent, M. L. Lewis, D. L. Mur ray, G. S. Nye, F. H. Trow, Barre Town: R. G. Cameron, L. H. Clark, P. C. nammett, F. H. Hayden. William McLeod. William Olson, Berlin; r. C, Davis. Wslter Irish, Frank Tewis, E James Morse, Duxbury; G. W. Dale, Edward D. Barton, A. W. UUI, r. l.. owe. .T. T. Ince. H. W. Orser. V. W Pillsbury, Ceorge Thresher, .NortTrfOTdT Henry Demeritt, J. r.. Fixley. Arthur Stevens, W. K Thompson, G. T. Troup, S C. Wheeler, W'. A. Wood, Martin Wright, Waterbury; W. A. Avenll, B. W. Bovd, Charles Fisk, Fred Tilden, Roxbury. The case opened this afternoon. A conference of some length occurred this morning between the attorneys in the case. The state will try to prove the re spondent guilty of murder in the sec ond decree, while the respondent is ex- nected to depend upon self-defense. Hale has been on bail in the sum of I J 0.1)00 since he entered his plea of not guilty some weeks ago and has been looking after matters at his farm. Hale was arrested at his home by Sherilf F. H. Tracy Sunday afternoon, Feb. 1, following bis telephoning to th office that H. Lester Morse had Wen shot, and it is understood that Hale said he shot the man. Morse died im- mediately. I he trounie is auepeu u. have develpoed out of a case in i which the two were psnin n county court over a disputed line ana in which Male omainen a . Ynun-i which, although it did not amount to much, was supposed to serve me pur pose oi esiaousnwK mr im" Morse's and Hale's land. Hale, a day Won. the shoot ine took place, had nlaord a close inil execution in the of ticer's hands to be served on Morse but this had not been done when the shoot ing occurred, owing to Sunday inter vening. The work of secormg a jury com menced at 2 o'clock W ednesday aft ernoon. Judge Chnse stated that he would not give a general charge to the new iurvmrn who had ppeared I ues dav as a result of a recent call for them but as occaoion demanded in the cases in which they might sit. special charires would take place, so tne nraw- Linjrof the jury was promptly under way Some of the jurymen gave inwresi in answer as to whether they had formed opinions. Often when pressed OV ine urirur n- i ... . f.,.,-,1 lh.v hail formed an opinion and were excused Merrill Freeman was excused for cause. He was drawn from Iarhneld and is a resident of Danville. Mr.-Parish was Kimilarlv excused. He was drawn from Warren, but is a resident of tJranville. These men. being residents outside the county, could not be jury men. E. R. Plaisted of Montpelier snd W. fi. Andrews of Mon'pelier were excused because they had discused the case and expressed opinions. The same was true of C. E. Anderson, Mr. Price and Mr Hall. Cecil Foster of Cabot and f;. M. Ashler of Moretrtwn were chal- J I'.iL.a V .4 4. .srssfcjwjl siM nniniitn and neiiher had read much about th- affair. Mr. Luce of Waterbury had read but little about the matter and bad formed n opinion. Mr. Brad bury was excused by challenge. C. H Bou'drr had read enonjh, so be was prejudiced. a was R. A. Carpenter. James J. Hill changed his mind rela five to whether he had formed an opin ion when the defense aoked him some questions concerning the killing! of a snan. M J. Lor. hsd ta ked about tbe case and experienced opinion, tl- H. Adams wa excu.ed f'r the same rea--on. Arthur Averill had ta ked with Mr. Carver about the wafer on or f ixat Ffb 2, and hsd expressed an rr nion. fr j huh he was escaped from sers ice. C. H- -rd w was w-t certain Vit whether his epiniow wwaid interfere with li s trsl of the case. He ii4 try wot to allow it to a'e aay 4 f-feren-e. Vit he was xme4 for C. J. M'Mall.n was prf ju4i-d in hie OPUIKftB. RAISE PASTOR'S SALARY. Barre Presbyterians Took Action at Adjourned Meeting, The adjourned annual congregation' al meeting of the First Presbyterian church was held in the vestry last night, the business meeting being pre- .. A ,1 I, a v..,at Cll.nur 1 1 f 1 ' ll i I'll un. wards of ISO members, adherents and their families partook, and which was prepared with good taste and served by the ladies' union Because of the fact that the citirch year closes March 15 the annual meet tne of the local society which has here tofore been hold the second Wednesday in .Tanuarv will hereafter be held, the last, Wednesday in March, the books being closed March 15. The supple mentary reports from the first of the yr bowed that the church is making I steady gains and that much is being accomplished. Figures obtained from the report of the pastor. Rev. W illiam McN. Kittredge, shorw that the present memoersnip is zii, wime mat oi me Sunday school is 225. tor congrega I tional expenses the sum of $4017 has ncen .rsuseu, wm pii uct-h wu tributed for benevolences the past year. Among the more. important matters that were brought up at the gather inir was the salary of Rev. Mr. Kit tredge. It was voted to raise the sura $200 per year, this being made po Bible, in a way, bv a generous oner oi one of the church supporters. It is expected that some means will be adopted to wait upon members wno are delinquent in their support of the church so that sufficient fund will be forthcoming to carry on the running expenses as well as to look alter need' ed repairs to fhe edifice. It is expect' ed also, that three new elders will be elected by ballot at the services the coming Sunday. Altogether the meeting was pro- komMd very successful and encourag ; nt - nar h sunner in connection with the annual meetings in vogue for the future. GIVEN $5,000 DAMAGES. Catherine Holleran Wins from New England TeL & TeL Co. The jury in the case of Catherine Holleran vs. the New England Tele phone A Telegraph company returned a verdict in Washington county court Wednesday afternoon in favor of the plaintiff to recover 5,000 damagesas a result of the tall ene received wnen she tripped on a wire rope in Montpel ier in May, 1!I19. This ia some $2,000 more than the plaintiff wanted to set tle for and about $3,500 more than the defendant offered. The case will go to supreme court upon exceptions taken by the defend ants. They took several but will rely on a few, one of the principal of which will be relative to the argument that the jury shouldrtake into consideration the value of a hollar and to the court's charge along similar lines. HENRY PAYNE'S FUNERAL. Was Held Yesterday Afternoon Bane. Town. in T!i fnnnrsl nf Henrv Kathsn Psvne lh Trow hilI farm(,r, wh died ,t the BT)I citv nrtSpitai Sunday afternoon af((,r an jiIie!lK 0f PVerul months, was MA from hjs ,ste h(,mf vtpr.iny aft. n t , 0-vim.V- rpv.-b. (. Lipskv p,stor of thc Hcddmg Methodist churoi . , . i0i.tei the funeral services at the home and at the com mittal services at Klmwood vault where the body was placed to await burial in Hone cemetery. Many friends, and neighbors attended the services together with the relatives joining the procession to the vault There was a profusion of flowers. The bearers were Fred " Gauthicr, Hsrold Jones. Clsrence Pavne, Luther Nelson. Herbert Farnhara and Roswell Farnham SEPARATE WORKING HOURS. Three Barre Barber Shops Not in the First Agreement. The twoprietors of three barber shops in Barre, fc. Modica, A. Balranelli and John Rosso, have adopted a rinsing schedule of their own. They propose to Keep the same nosing nour as ior- mrni , n p. in., wrn mi o m., our t . -. . , n p. m. Saturday and che all day Monday. They 'say' that prior to the conclusion of tne new contract in other shops they offered to keep their shops closed all day on .Monday, to open at 8 a. m. every dav and close at 7:30 P. tn. every day except Saturday, when the hour would he B nVWfc. This bill was not accepted bv the brlers' union." so they framed the echediiie.ol hours as above given. Barre Polishers. Special meeting will he held in their hall. Nichols l! k, on T day evening at 7 oclock. Husjne-s. a communica- t fr"T? ?T ' TTl' ' sider. Ksery polisher he present. W. . Pine. Special meeCrir T. S No. 2. w ill he held in po!isher' hall on April 1 at s. m. Hu!ne, to xmar action on re port of IWton conference. S'oung, secret ry. J. NsUco! A .pecial meeting of the Bsrre branch of the C. 1 will h held in the oi-ora house. Members wal l;ng their cards. Important hesitse-s Arris! I'm ixectit g fpt-r.m'tr d'i'-a Bsrre hraKh, .. C. I. A. ra tnuto (T nrrm home liKrtedl a'le 7 W tn 1 sneinhri eon- preii di jwirtare lorw wrta. ArTri inporsnti Tiarsdsy, Ai! I. .. at 7 p in. J. MfKeman, Scretry. la From April 1, 1920, to Sept. 1 of This Year the Wages in the Granite Industry Would Be $6.60 a Day Agreement Was Unani mously Decided On Last Night. BARRE UNIONS WILL VOTE ON IT TO-NIGHT Barre Industry Was Oper ating as Usual To-day, but in Montpelier, Hard wick and Westerly the Men Were Out, While in Northfield All the Men Were Not Working. A daily wage of $6.60 from April I, If20, to Sept. 1, 1920, and a wage of $8 from Sept. 1, 1020, to April 1, 1022, was agreed upon by the conference of the International Monumental Granite Pro ducers' association and the Granite Cutters' International association at Boston last night following negotia tions which have been conducted since Thursday, March 25. The agreement was unanimously reached, and it was also voted unanimously to recommend acceptance - of the agreement by all members of the producers' association and of the granite cutters' association. Word of the settlement reached Barre last evening and plans were, at once started by the branches of the union and the allied unions to call meetings to act on the new scale of wages. These meetings will be held this evening, the granite cutters as sembling in the opera house at 7 o'clock, the polishers in their hall in the Nich ols block at 7 o'clock and the tool sharpeners in the same hall at 8 o'clock. The meeting of the Barre Granite Manufacturers' association has not been called yet but it will be held soon, according to word from the head quarters nf tho association. the sub-committee of the Boston conference completed its work at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon after hav ing reported at various times through the week to the main committee. They announced that they had agreed on 82Vi cent an hour from April 1, 1920, to Sept. 1, 1020, and $1 an hour from the last-named date to April 1. 11122. ine members or the sub-committee were James Duncan, president of tho G. C. I. A., Alex. W. Russell of Qnincy, Mass., and Henry Alexander of Barre, for the union, and George Straiton of Barre. Thomas Bishop of Ouincv, Mass., and Herbert Fletcher of West Chelms ford, Mass. After receiving the report, the main committee, composed of representatives from the producers and the granite cutters' association, adopted the report unanimously, and after voting unan imously to recommend acceptance of the agrccnient.aiijoiirned the conference. The report of the conference was submitted io Barre by telephone later in the evening and was given rather widespread publicity. The -officers of the local unions had previously recom mended that the men remain at work pending the action of the conference in Boston, so there had been no moie to quit work to day, the date when the men asked for the inauguration of a daily wage of $8. The granite plants were operating as usual to-day and the men were at their work. Quite contrary conditions were re ported in eome of the other districts embraced in the agreement. At Mont pelier the men did not go to work this morning, following a vote taken last night to stay away. It was asserted that when the meeting was held thn hram-h in Montpelier had not received word from President Duncan at Boston coucerning the settlement of the mat ter, nor had word been received this jioon. ires. Inincan stated in the con ference that he would immediately no tify the various branches so that tbrra would be no suspension of w ork. Conditions similar to those in Mont pelier were re)rted from lUrdwick and also from Westerly, li. I., while in Northfield the operation of the granito plants was partly crippled by absenon of' some of the workmen. It was said regarding the Northfield situation that the branch there had not been in very cloee touch with, the negotiations in Boston and did not know of the settle ment. While there was some disposition among the manufai turer to complain of the lstk of unanimity of action by the various brSnrhes of the union in keeping at work, it was generally con ceded that the bran, hes msy not all have reieived their not iticat ions in time to prevent acTwm, whih had been planned prior to the settlement ia Bos ton. As alrrady in 'mated from the an nouncement of the nieeticps of three .nitons in Bsrre to-night, the a'-tion of the Brston conference anVrts not only the crarote cutters hut the tool sharp ener and tbe poln-hers as well. Tho three union would get the same mini mum under the revised Je of wsges. Inder the old s-'.e of wsjes the men were to hsve reeied Mi day hepTining t-dy and runn nc to April 1. I?2I. after which they wre to re mit " dy frr year, or to the ex f rat ton if the agreement rm April 1 'Zl- S It ;J he seen that the r- jw-d sra' sdis a c:i-rS amount i the if of the men. The corfccTK'e coa:nii?e"s reecm rer i?irs ettend over pr' -;' y a!l the r uttry. stvd the res-a'ts of the cfcrece w I', therefore. 1st a fr Trm ir .et rw the g-!-te trBi sreeti! trsie.