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jtfew York's Entire Police
Force of 11,000 Men AVas
Supplemented With Sol
diers Armed With 100
Rounds of Ammunition
and Plans Were Made
for Calling Out National
!At Hartford, Conn., Infan
, trymen Were Hurriedly
; Called Out on a Report
That Public and State
Buildings Were to Be
Blown Up Seven Men
Placed Under ArreSt at
Scranton, Pa.
X'ew York, May l.The dawn
Mar day found many cities in
east under strong police and m'"'tary,.spros8f(i tho opinion that the pre
cuard in anticipation of possible aft' notions taken had materially dam-
guard in anticipat
vi violence by radicals.
In' New York City, where William
J. Flynn, chief of the bureau of in
vestigation of the department of justice
directed operations, the entire police
force of 11,000 men was on duty; sol
diers at Governors Inland were armed
with 100 rounds of ammunition and
held in readiness for instant duty; ar
rangements were made to mobilize the
Xew York state guard in case of neces
sity, and a hundred posts of the Ameri
can Legion agreed to report at police
. stations should an - emergency arise.
All public buildings here were close
ly protected and guards were stationed
pt railway terminals, bridges and the
homes of prominent men. Detectives
were perched on the roofs of skyscrap
rrs. Department of justice agents
swarmed through certain sections of
ho city where radicals are known
to have their haunts.- One hundred
meetings of radicals were to be held
jier during the day under police pro
tetion and scrutiny.
At Hartford, Conn., infantrymen of
the First Connecticut guard regiment
'Strolled tho state capitol, the bridge
over the Connecticut river, the state
armory and various municipal build
ings. 'The guardsmen were hurriedly
summoned for duty early to-day fol
lowing reports made to Colonel (Tiarles
W. Burpee that the public and state
buildings vtA-re to be blown up.
Seven men were under arrest at
Fcranton, Pa., two of whom were said
by department of justice agents to be
pi-ganir.ers and leaders of the enm
luunist party in America. The govern-
Snent oflieer'a claimed they nipped a
.lay day plot in the bud by the arrests
ast nijiht.
In Pittsburg, Pa.. Woonsocket. P., I.,
and other cities May day proclama
lions and posters. purporting to come
from the communist party were seized.
The proclamation urged workers to
strike for the release or political
and industrial prisoners.
In severs,! towns patriotic observan
if were held to off net. possible activi
liea of extremists. The day was made
a holiday in Peterson, X. .f., by proc
lamation of the mayor, and mills and
places of business were closed.. N'ew
castle. Pa., planned an "American Day'
parade, at which only the stars and
stripes were to be permitted in the
No Information It Available to Show
Whether Military Board Had
Information Warning
of Danger.
Hartford, Colin., May 1. To guard
the state capitol. the state armory and
irhenal close by, and the Fast Hartford
bridge over the Connecticut river, sev
nsl oqitads of men of the 1st regiment.
Tonnectimt stale guard, are on Kt
luty today. Orders were issued liy
I'olonel C. W. Burjee of the regiment
lst night for Li staff tHcers and
later an emergency call was sent out
o liave men of the command ready for
luty. It was announced a fortnight
that about May 1 the regiment
eotild he railed out for instruction.
No information is yet available in of
Ul quarters as to whether the mili
ary board of the siate bad bad infor
mation whkh led it to take precan
ncmsry measures null as have beesi
erred out. The number of men placed
n dnty during the a.ght was aNout
I!. They were given iestrurt ton is
rnard and patrol duty, and ii.! tt
tien were thriswn about the Hinntnpal
m ljirsg. the Hartford F.iHrv c
Mfil lUnt and seteral ether bwild
re-. Tl fT "patrt!ld with the pol.ee
dicers for a tte. At i:M a. m. all
,,-ew M( tssoee mi cm were r i -m
Vis JIm nijti' ca'l.
.N waraiRf r u: roctottt were eat
to any other command of the stale
guard except the 1st regiment, which
is located here.
But There Were No Other Signs of
Soviet Activity in Lawrence.
Lawrence, Mass., May 1. The great
textile mills here ' were running with
a full force of workers to-day and tha
only radical activity shown was th
flooding of the city during the niglit
with eircfllar headed "Hail to the
Soviet" and ''What Communism
Means." An outdoor mass meeting of
member! or the Amalgamated Textile
Worker of America was scheduled for
this afternoon to celebrate Interna-
tional Labor Day according' to leaf
lets distributed among milj employes.
Precautions. Taken Materially Dam-
: pened the Ardor of the Radicals
For Uprisings.
Washington, !.' C, May 1. Fore
warned by the department of justice,
those responsible for the maintenance
of order in every city and industrial
center were iirenared to-dav to act
the first sign 4f any disorder insti-
is5Hieu uy laiucai element. t iijib re
ports continued to arrive that coinmun
tot agitators still were doing all in
gineir powpr m arouse -me wurHws 10
flft "May day show of power, carlv
offlto-dav no instance of violence had come
ih!l'roni any source
Assistant Attornev-liencral tiarvan
:iened the ardor of the radical lead
rs. Special care had been taken to
tafeguard the members of Congress
he three federal iudces and an at-
orney, known to the department of
ust ice to nave been selected ny the
igitators for assassination
Mr. Garvan announced an ''amaring''
imount of money had been spent by
he communist labor party in the dis
t-ibtition of propaganda and in prep
"tions for demonstration. The mon
f had been traced, he asserted, to
tit XI
jwnsterdani, where it has been sent
m, Russia. A great part of the lit-
ure in me possession oi me ue-
ment indicated the work of Ruff
ian agents and numerous calls for
d.Tionstrations were made in the name
oi soviet Russia.
Aiihoritiea Predict That No Violence
Will Be Attempted Clothing
Worker Stayed Away From
Work To-day.
h ca go, May 1. Federal, state and
city authorities in the central and
e"rn states who were prepared to
dar io deal with possible threats of
dis'irhanees in connection with the oh
semnre of May day. generally pre-di'-i
no-violence would be attempted.
In riiirago more than l.oOO radical
susi,'ts and alleged criminals were ar
restsi) jn a police found-up.
8' ires of suspects were sent away
frr Chicago, the police said, when
it vis found they had criminal rec
ords but there was not sufficient evi
dent to hold them,
ajro members of the Amalga
msil (.'lthing W'orkeis of America
remained away from 'work to-day but
it a said May day was a holiday
recigMied in their union contracts.
No permits for parades in Cliicago
were requested. '
In tie iforthwest reports to St. Taul
indid that no large demonstrations
werii fanned.
In! die southwestern states no in
fornwion indicating untoward events
might he expected had been received.
At. Kansas City, -Mo., meetings were
plannH in compliance with Mayor
Cowgi proclamation urging the day
be ol.t-ved as "AmerU-an Itoj."
Met rs of the American legion in
Indiaaiolis planned to parade in a
protrw against "Red flag demonstra
tions. CoiBiuniHt literature appeared in
St. 1 j, but federal otficiaU said
they IM no reports of organised dem
Eurled( ly Sinn Fein Sympathizers
and Opponents Before Worm-
!9od Scrnbba Prison.
Lnndor. April 30. Sinn Fein ym
pathiera ,nd opponent engaged in a
street ff" before Wormwood SVTubbs
prion to i ght and mounted poiira bad
to rharifi the rmd before it would
di. pere. "onu and clods of earth
were bur i and several persons were
lightly i- 'ired. Disorderly eeeties oc
cur almor nightly in the neighborhood
of the pr.-i, hat the partiripanta are
dtawn fn the rougher elements of
the vicinl t. and the trouble i not
attributed y feelim aroused by the
hunger str t ,,f men confined in the
AnniiiiM ; fr,i was made to night
that three re bunjrer trikers bad
horn, relea i. msking a total of II
taken ont r,i the plare since they be
gan rrfnitrfnod ten days ago. Msey
of the r -r are in laid condition
ar.4 it is ,14 several wiU be re
)rtd "ooi
ITte feeti nf t.cht' dwottra-
t vs. t iptvtrtm of "tin" kl
mei. wora a Uvrre party of Inh
n a err?r a ki..n knler. A rhrr
of !a s- j li .ir and Xir
IV-.r.ti .J . .1 M ...K.'
1 1 ' o- H. lord itant of i, eland, ad-
tirettcd the i
Workers Participating in
May Day Celebration
Were Orderly
Shops and Cafes Closed'
No Newspapers
Paris, May 1. Troops were massed
at til strategic points in full Strength
to-day to. cope with possible disorders
in connection with the May day cele
bration. Police officers were everywncre
in evidence.
Few taxicabs circulated in the
etreets,, which were generally more de
serted than ever before seen. The clat
ter of an occasional cavalry detach
ment, brought the only noise to break
the calm, but the resentment of the
idlers was visible in their changed ex
pression as the patrols passed. There
was a brisk busines in the sale of
small red artificial flowers.
The manning of many camibuses by
high school students excited some sub
dued threats among the strikers, but
no violence was reported during the
The executive committee of the fed
eration of labor planned to meet, at 4
p. m. under the presidency of Leon
Totihaux, to decide whether general
strike orders, which are understood to
have already been issued subject to
release, should be put into etTcct to
continue the ireneTal etnke. after May
day, to support the program of the
railroad men.
Brisradier Rondeau of the Republi
can guard was shot in the back last
night outside a hall at the conclusion
of a communist meeting, but was not
dangerously wounded. Police Inspec
tor Lacomte was assaulted at the eatne
time. ,
The special train for TIavre connect
ing with the steamer sailing to-day
for N'ew York, left promptly on time.
Pans. May 1 (Havasi.-t'omplete
calm reigned in Paris this morning,
workers who were participating in the
Mav day celebration being very order
ly. Troops were on guard at all rail
road terminals, however, to guard
against any outbreaks Traffic at the
North station was almost normal, there
being only a few firemen who quit work
for the day. Mail service was in oper
ation a usual, but no newspapers were
Advires from Strasibourg stated the
situation was very good, as labor un
ions decidwt not to call out their men.
Kven the eoeialist. newspapers of that
citv have advised workers to remain
at their pots. Railroad employes at
Lille decided to stop work, but, citirens
hae formed an orgs ni .a! ion to oper
ate public service".
Throughout Paris all nimiis and cafes
remained closed end partial service was
maintained hy the subway ami motor
buses. Inouirv at various terminals
showed the north and ewst sj.tems
working on an almost normal bais,
iile the Pans, Lyons and Mediter-
J the
f ffre'
sn line was only slightly alTc-ted
is afirtke. Students of a number
jrrest schools replaced roiing work-
d maintained servite. Hie only
systems seriously embrraed by de
fections of workers were the Orleans
and State road. which ere operated
on very reduced schedules.
Ideal weather prevailed and a holi
day atmosphere pervaded the city.
U00.000,000 RRITISH
But There Were No Interruptions to
the Nation's Essential
Public Service.
London, May 1. Eight milli-m work
ers are estimated to have participated
in Great Britain's observance of May
dy by taking the day off. parading
end speechmaking. but there were no
interruptions in the nation's eential
pubic services, probably partially due
to ;he fact that Saturday normally is
a bnlf holiday.
T:?e move to impede railway traffic
thr-.-igh the "work to the ro)e" policy
prot armed by the London and Liver
pool raJwavmen's local proved a fi.v-
eo. lot a ing!e instance of a hold up
du to this attempt 1 enforce the
workers demand for increased Wsge-.
onaiborired by the executive of the
un;CT. being reported.
KV feature rnhkh gae more prom
ise r.f ditinguihing the day wae the
inauguration of an overall' wemrin?
ramf tign eimilar to that in the t ailed
Stat. by the middle elas anion, cal
culated to cut down the price of cloth
ing. The onion's officials appeared at
the r office tbi mominy gartwd in
dcn.m and iued appeal to the mem
ber, h ! of the un;on to emulate their
exam; e.
Ctief Justice of Snpreaie Ccsrt S.gtt4
Order far It
-k. X. J, MV .- 4lwf Jui.
Willi M. l,vir.mirt of the Msr-renie
eunrt t-day iewela ir for a re
rixtnt the t in Tu4av
prwi'l! :al prfrrrmf pi(rarT 1 r
vwai'-e H rr v J.h-h 4 Wwr
t.rwenL'"" " ' "" " "'siblnaa
Mexico Is Said to Be Hon
eycombed With Spirit
of Rebellion
Every State Except One Is
Reported to Be Teem
ing With Revolt
Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. May 1
(By the Associated Press). Mexico is
honeycombed witjj, revolution and in
stead of the "steel ring" of soldiers
President Carranza of Mexico an
nounced he would put around Sonora,
the first state to secede from his ad
ministration, the rebels have put a
steel ring of revolutionary soldiers
about Mexico City and in every state
except one," General A. ,T. Villareal
said ht're to-day in making public what
he termed the accomplishments of the
revolution m lesa than one month.
General V illareal came here from El
Paso to discuss the revolutionary situ
ation with General P. Klias Calles
commander of the revolutionary forces
in the northwest.
General Villareal was president of
the Aguas talientes convention which
selected Carranza to be president of
There Are Several Mysterious Hap
penings To Show That They Do
Not Propose to Carry Out
Constanjinople, April 21, (By the As
sociated Press.) Valuable archives and
a large sum of paper money were de
stroyed in a mysterious Are to-day in
the war office. Firemen found that
the entrance to the burning part of
the building was barred by locked
doors, and much time was lost in ex
tinguishing the flames.
On all sides is found evidence that
Turkish ollicers are not disposed to
move against Mustapha Kemal, leader
of Turkish nationalists in Asia Minor.
The machinery of two Turkish pun
boats anchored in the Golden Horn
has been found to be disabled. While
several ships carrying recruits to the
Asiatic shore of the Sea of Marmora,
where the sultan's troops are being
assembled, have gone aground.
Onlv 7.000 of the 1.1.000 Turkish of
ficers known to be in this city have ap
peered at the war nflice in obedience to
the order for all to report under heavy
penalties for non-compliance.
Rosa Raisa, Soprano and Giacomo Ri
mini, Baritone.
BanL'or. Me.. Mav 1. Kosa P.aia.
dramatic soprano, mid Giaeomo Rimini,
Italian baratone. of the thicago Opera
company, will be the stars of the Jaine
centennial music festivals In this city
and in Portland next fall. These con
certs will open a $7..x0 i-onecrt tour
for Rai previous to her opera sea
son at Chicago.
So Far No Official Steps Have Been
Taken Toward the Formation of
a New Government.
Madrid. April 30. Members of the
cabinet of , Premier Allende Salazar,
which rekigmil this wck, have con
sented to remain in office until Mon
day, and so far no oflicfsl 'wteps have
been taken toward the formation of a
nevf government.
The present change of minixters is
the W since King Alfonso came of
aire The Allende Salauir cabinrt held
otlice four and a half month, which i
alHiut the average lifetime for Spanii-h
governments since the end of the war.
Was Expressed in Resolution by Bra
til Workers.
Rio Janeiro. April 30. - Resolutions
declaring sympathy with the third in
ternational of Moscow were paed to
day at the final session of the cor!"cs
of " workers of Brazil, representing a
membership of approximately .VKMSlO
The congress approved by exe'sma.
tion plans for reading work on May
Scire! Important Pert and Very Im
portant Petroleum Field ca
April 2.
Itidm. May I. Rut'aa hlkc ik
forces oi-cnpieid Baku, an important
port on the weern et of the Cas
pian oea and the center of a very
irportart petroleum field on April
it was offfialiv innotinced to dar.
At Chita, Traat-Baikalia, Aoci Ras
riaa Force.
ad;c ok. April . Sevtre til
ing in pr:-e- at CVsta, Tr- 1.:
ls: a. I:mi tke f..rce of
VwtVtffky. h enie r"innt of Ad
ni -mi Kost' in i Tr. Bi
ka'a. an.1 'He nf.j.-,tiff lo'H'1k ,ic
t i. a--r J ri t- rrr-t f r w a P.i-
- . The I j-s ! 4-
'rMl 1i be 5i.rt c .eiHl o.t-rkojkj-.
Aa Member of the Interstate Commerce
Commission, Together with Prof.
Henry Jones Ford of
Washington, D. C, May 1. 'Henry
Jones Ford, professor of politics at
Princeton university, and James Dun
can of Quiney, Maaa., a former vice
president of the American Federation
of Lalror, were nominated yesterday by
President Wilson to be members of the
interstate commerce commission.
Mr. Ford will succeed Commission
er James S. Harlan, whose term ex
pired more than a year ago, and Mr.
Duncan to take one of the two new
positions on the commission created
by its -enlargement under the trans
portation act.
White House officials said a nomina
tion for the other vacancy might lie
made in tht? neair future, thus bringing
the comruission to its Jull membership
of nine.
It was said that Prof. Ford was
nominated a a Democrat and Mr. Dun-'
can as an Independent. The latter for
merly ws a Republican, but supported
President Wilson in both of his cam
paigns and now is understood by ad
ministration tiflicials to be free from
affiliation with anv political party. Un
der the law no political party can have
a majority of more than one on the
commission.-1 At present four of the
commissioners are Republicans and
four are Democrats.
Mr. Duncan was born in Scotland in
1857, was educated at Aberdeen and
for many years worked as a statue
irrancte cutter. He was editor of the
Graniie Cwttcrs' Journal, served sue
cessfully as secretary and president; of
the Granite t utters' International a,
sociation and was a member of the
commission sent to Russia in 1917 by
President llson.
Henry Jones Ford had a long rec
ord as a journalist before entering on
an academic career as a lecturer on po
litical science at Johns H'ipkins uni
vcritv. It began as an editorial writ
er for the Baltimore American in 1S72,
and closed with his- servii-e on -the
Pittsburgh Gazette in 1!KI.". Four years
of it were spent on the New Voik -Sun
in tho (lavs of the. elder liana, from
Johns Hopkins university. Professor
Ford passed to Trinceton in lUttS. His
history or-the political panics oi ine
countrv and of the Seotch-lrih in
America, and his biography and esti
mate of President Wilon gave him
standing as an author not to mention
his book on the cost of the national
government, and the "natural history
of the state." Professor Ford is a na
tive of Baltimore and graduated at the
City college of that community.
Despite the Agreement of Their Inter
national Union to Arbitrate All
Differences, They Ask Raise
of Approximately 90 ' k
Per Cent.
Rochester, X. V.. May I. -Street car
traffic in Rochester was at a stamlilill
to-day, the employe at a meeting
earlv to-day voting to go on strike
notwithstanding an agreement between
their international union, the Amalga
mated Association of Street and Klec
tric Railway Kmployee, and the com
pany tj ariiitrate all difference. The
men demand an increae of approxi
mately 1HI per cent. The company
made a compromise offer, the terms of
which have not been made public, but
the mpn refused to accept it.
Carpenters Want $1 An Hour Adjust
ment Eipected Soon.
Fitchburg. Mass., May I, Two hun
dred and iihv carpemci oi men-
burg and lA-omiristet struck this niorn
ing for a wajje of $1 an hour follow -ine
plans perfected at a special meet
ing of the carpenters' district council
Wednesday ceniiitf. A nis- meeting
will lie held Sunday afiernooii at ;i
o'clock and it is evpecfed thiit the con
tractor of the two cities will meet
a No. It is probable that a conference
between the two group will be held
and adjiitmeiit of the situation i ex
pected liefore Monday.
But Master Bakers of New Haven,
Conn., Insist on Fight Hours.
Xew Haven. Conn., May l.-I'nion
Imkers IiVre have notified the master
bakers that if demand fir hiirher
wages and shorter hour are not met
to-night, a strike will he declared. An
inereae of a week i a.ked. the
work-day to be "' hours intead of
eight, the mater bakers offer an in-rrea-e,
but init that the hours re.
main the same.
When Their Demand for 70 Cents Aa
Hour Was Not Granted.
Providence. R. T- May I. Five hun
dred members of the International Hod
Carriers and Buildiiiit laborer union,
local Xo. 271. went out on strike at
nine o'clock this niofninp. when de
mands pre-ented January I for a mini
mum waire of TO cent" an hiwtr had
not been granted by the master
Several Hundred Strike at Camden and
Gloucester, N. J.
Philadelphia. May L-J.r than f
rs'penters and j-wrer at the New York
snipjards. tamlcti. snd I.V0 carpen
ters at the luey i ml Jones yard.
(Jlou.-e'tf-r. X. J.. tnk tdy to
pir a demand for more w
Alxxit Jtn erpentr aie r-iv,-ed
out at t 'renin's ii;pvard
Wsat (1 2i aa Haar aad Employers
CSr $1.12' aa Hoar.
L. Mit I.-Nm t ,l i
plnrr-j. tir.'-:ie'-s nj t mcta!
w , -k es in t h ' ts ' t ike 1 t
. Th y -v ifJ l 2 Vmt. 1 '
jr.j .. . t ie S Ii I 12'j Alt
Arrived at New York To
day After the Winter's
Target Practice
The 25,600 Bluejackets Are
to Have Two Weeks'
New York, May 1. The great At
lantic fleet arrived in home waters
early to-duy to give 25,600 bluejackets
relaxation of two weeks from their
winter period of target practice and
drill off Guantanamo.
The fleefc comprising eight monster
battleships aggregating more than H00,-
000 tons displacement and more than
40 destroyers, tenders and similar
fighting craft, nosed its way in through
a heavy mist at dawn to their stations
in the Hudson river.
On board the flagship Pennsylvania
'with Admiral Henry B. Wilson, com
mander ot the fleet, were Secretary of
the Xavy laniels and Admiral Robert
K. Coontz, chief of naval operations,
who boarded the dreadnought at sea
early Friday morning.
The fleet was met down the bay by
a squadron of navy seaplanes from the
base here and a short time later was
greeted by a fleet of destroyers and
tugs from the navy yard.
Secretary Daniels and staff of offi
cers of the fleet planned to go from the
Pennsylvania to the navy yard to in
spect the new battleship TcnViessee,
tlie latest achievement in American
battleship construction, which was
launched April 30, 1019, and is now !9j
per cent complete. J
Approximately half the enlited per
sonnel of the fleet will be on shore
leave every day during Wie stay of the
fleet in ew lork.
Gtven West Virginia by Duba, Univer
sity of Vermont Freshman.
Burlington, May 1. Xelson Ihiba,
tho fresfliman twirler, and Bennv Try-
on, right fielder, for the Cniversity of
ermont diamond aggregation, shared
the honors on the hill yesterday. Duba
pitched a no-hit no-run, nine innings
agamt the strong West Virginia uni
versity. ahd Tryon's long bit over the
right fielders bead with two men on
bases in the last half of the ninth,
placed the first home game of the sea
son safely away in Vermont's victory
bag by a ecore of 1 to O.
John R. Murray, a Professional, Went
Down Before Dave Powers,
Latter Arrested and
Boston. May L -John R. Murray, a
professional boxer, who was knocked
out in a bout with Have rowers ot
Maiden btt night, died at a hospital
to-day. Powers was arrested and
charired with manslaughter, but the
court dihartfed him, with the state
ment that Murray's death was obvious
ly due to an accident.
Murray, who was Xew Knjrisnd
amateur weiterweigni ciampion oerore
he juineil the army, went down in the
loth round of a scheduled 12-round
bout at the Commercial Athletic club.
The men had eiiflianjred blows when
Murray fell Uo the floor. Spectators
sa'd he had Ts-en felled by a blow on
the ritfht side of the chin.
Fire Is Thought to Have Started from
a Smouldering Cigarette Loss
Is $60.009 Building Was
Ow ned by Masons.
Nashua. X. II.. May 1 The Colonial
theatre building was destroyed early
to-day by a lire which is thought to
have started from smouldering cig
arette. The auditorium wa the only
one in which theatrical companies show
here. The building was owned by the
New llampt.h,re consistory, Scottish
Rite Masons, and was valued at about
fcitl,! SI.
Clifton, N. J., Was One of the Boom
ashinirton. 1. C, May 1 The fol
lowing vnti returns were announced
to-dav :
Connellsrille. Pa., 13.S04. increase of
f or 1 5 per cent.
Alameda, t L 11.HD, increae j.lil.
or per cent.
iUon, X. C 10.:..1, increase 3.M6,
r M rt per cent.
Clifton. X. J.. 23.470. inreae I4.flil,;p;
or 123.0 per cent.
North Platte. Neb.. 10.4o. ' im Teas
3.fi7.1. or 11. 4 per cent.
William Barrett Ridgely Had aa Oper
ation at Baltimore.
RaltinnH-e. May I. William Barrett
H'leiv.. einnpt-roiler of the currency
fr-wn i:il t l"ei. died at a ho-n t!
here last n;:ht f.ilow ing an ope. . ion
He was born la Springfield. Ll , t2
years aco.
Te-day's Ball Game Cancelled.
I he leiMi'. pi" w In h was H J
ti'c4 t be f',aved this hm.i at
irieiMts park between Spau'd'nf h.ih
s,doi end Montpelier h,sh echo.l. im
rn-Id late ttt annrranjr herause of
r'e ba-1 idit' tbe Intercitv fie A
1 l.e Brtfisji-SK-t f Spau'.'t.r e,l-a
. J l..e As r n i.Uisl e tker
iif i.wtpe M-r BsrTe t It r-apita!
L .. . . . . .4 .rr Is ne,!her r.
rsr ge9''i
v:..- -
. a
And the Appointment of Melvin, Morse
to Be State Tax CommL&Mijer.in "
Place of John M. Avery, Woo'.
Tak-s. TT. f1A Cy,..'tl..'' '
Takes Up Old Position
of Reference Li
brarian. A statement was made from Cover
nor Clement's office yesterday af ternonn
that IS. Lee Whitney had resigned his
position as assistant to the librarian
of the Vermont state library, that John
JU. Avery, who last spring was ap
pointed tax commissioner as successor
to Charles A. Plumley, had resigned,
that Melvin Morse had resigned . as
reference librarian to become state tax
commissioner and that Mr. Avery
woud go back to his old position as
reference librarian. It was Mated, too,
that the office of reference librarian
ahd assistant to the state librarian had
been consolidated and that Mr. Avery
will hold the consolidated position
There is a rumor about the state
House that other changes may folls'v,
A reduction of the clerical force will
result from the changes already ef
There had been rumors about the
State House for several weeks that a
shake-up was to take place, but all in
quiries were met by silence until the
statement from the governor's office
yesterday afternoon. It is known t..at
the board of trustees of the state n
brarv bad a lively session several
weeks ago, following the resignation
of Mr. Whitney as assistant state li
brarian. The board of trustees is made
tip of the governor, secretary of state,
Chief Justice John It. Watson of the
supreme court, Seneca Haaelton, Fred
A. Howland, Kohert Kooerts, ll. Jj,
Farwell, W. W. Stickncy and U. B.
At Ouadrennial Conference, Which
Opened at Des Moines To-day
to Continue Through the
Month of May.
Des Moines.' Is., May 1. The quad
rcunial conference of the Methodist
Kpiscopal church opened here to day to
continue through Mar. Bishop Joseph
Berry of Philadelphia presided at the
opening session, fourteen national!,
ties were represented and there were
41 women among the 850 delegates.
One-half of the delegates are ministers
and the other laymen.
One of the first questions to come be
fore the gathering will be selection of
a successor to Kdwin Lock of Topeka,
Kan., former secretary, who died re
cent ly.
Election of probably eight or ten
new bishops will come before the con
ference, it is understood, but the exact
number to be chosen will not be known
until the bishopric committee reports.
Other questions to be decided in
clude: 1'niflcation with the Methodist Epis
copal church, South; the carrying for
ward of the enlarged program of world
wide w-ork; discussion of proposed
changes in the discipline relative to
amusements and a proposal to .unite
all the missionary. and charitable activ
ities of the church. '
Preliminary to the general confer-
em-e. the national hoard of control of
the Kpworth league held its annual ses
sion. It was decided to name a secre
tary for Mexico and to request that
Bishop A. W. leonsrd of San Francis
co be retained a president.
Won Deciding Tournament and the
Chance for a Feast.
The 11th pool, billiard and cribbage
tournament placed between the teams
of the Itarre and Montpelier councils
of the Knights of Columbus in the
Montpelier club room last night was
won bv Barre council. Xo. 4"l. and
thereby decided the championship for
the winter scries.
These council-, as eiistotnary, ar
ranged early last winter to njeet 10
succes.ie weeks in the specified games,
the forfeit of the defeated to lie a ban
quet served to all contestants at the
expense of the council loxiiiK. The 10
tournaments were played, with the re
sult, that each, council had the same
numlicr of points to its credit for the
season, and for this reaon the cham-,
pion-hip had to be decided by an extra
came. Onlv the most skilled players
of both councils figured in the contest,
which wai thiillinu to the interested
members from start-to finish.
The card games ended tirst, each side
having won three points, so the deci
sion rested with the pool players, since
the billiard games had been played dur
ing the earlier part of the evening, and
they too had given neither council an
advantageous point. The break came in
pool, w hen John Dow ns won the second
and deciding game of po4. The playing
of J. Weafcr against A. IViley of Mont
pelier was spectacular, the former play
ing an excellent game.
The score:
V. Amertr
G. I.rrwre ..
t. McSuHr
C. Thmault
.100 J. O. W. uaiaiee . 91
P. Jol
A. J. 1.
K. Owe
. inoa
. -
J. Kmfwtty
J. Mshonev
A. J. I turns
1. tlsnsisn
E. Hvrwe . . .
I. Stone
A. -sle ..
R. Miorttz
I. Mrtn Sl
P. N
.. :
K. Keefe ..
A. Hariie
J. Hrei
f e s lir
jo Lrwrr
loot 1
C. fturke
P. K.
J. Wesfer ... .
U Lander . - s
TS W". Yk 4 1
;i w . Ksiti ..
. : t. T"s ..
- A w ' ler ' ' ' Canadian way freitht. It tons
. 4S J. Jin n ;tifr,mi Montreal to" St. A. bans, an! is
National Orgaairatiosi of the Mea Who
Served in tbe War.
Wash njton. D 4'.. May I The or
: rsniziKi ot ttse icieiy ft Amrrnii
M l.taxy Kny ner was annotiived he-y
jfo-dav tv lieweral ltiwg H. Heach.
chief ,4 eer-seers of the t nited State,
jenny. 1 1-e ort n.z-ai h wi!; ic lude
j in .is trve-'.rh p. Iit!i-c1vr and
: ep . sted It" i e-et in the ew
f weHTini- tiniSs d inn b wr e .-her
1 .He I 1d S'tes or K !. Iai
fsjsta wt; be fr:ed in a .at p'ases.
: a5jJ pnfJa v
"Tr F and the
granitXVt! '
Paul Cate of To
the Winner
Honors for the comment)
cues of Goddard seminarvVwr-
nounced to the public to-daanJ
cipal 0. K. Hollister. The t
in the academic course wi
Miss Rachel Cutler of Barre,'
will give the valedictory addretk;
ond honor was awarded to Mis
Morrison of Graniteville, and
will fail the part of delivering
lutatory. Paul Cate of Tokyo, Ja
secured third honor, and he will
an oration on class day.
Special graduation exercises of '
commercial department will be hel
and the winners of the honors in tlj
uepariment will DC given out lit
J L X -O , J
Commencement exercises will be held
during the week of June 13. The lead
ing features of the proeram of the
week, together with the names of thoso
chosen to take part, are as follows:
Class day. Thursday, June 17: Ora
tion (third honorl, Paul Cate. Tokvo.
Japan; history, John Freeman, Dor
chester, Mass.; poem, Fred Keeler, Sar
anac Lake, X. Y.j address to seniors,
.Miss hsther Beatty, tiraniteville: ad- '
dress to undergraduates, Gerald Grif
fin, Hudson, Mass.; presentations, Miss
f.loise Bailey, tiraniteville. and Mis
Marjorie Kent, Bane. The class day ex
ercises will be held on the campus in
tne aiternoon.
Commencement day, Friday. June 18:
Salutatory, with essay (second honor),
Miss Doris Morrison. Graniteville: es
say, Miss Flora Carpenter, Cabot; ora
tions, Alfred Buckhout. So. Hadlev.
Mass., Ramon Fobes, Londonderry, Al
bert Garwood, Saranac Lake. X. Y.;
prophecies, Miss Wilnia Kircher, Xew
York City, Miss Julia Stanton, Xeiw
York City, Miss Frances Ward, Balti
more; valedictory, Miss Rachel Cutler.
Prize speaking, Thursday eveninir.
June it: Seniors Mms Marjlizabeth.
Jacques. Lincoln, Xeb., Miss Martha
Porch, Vxellfleet, Mass., Huso Colliton.
Kittery, Me., George King, Graniteville;
juniors Miss Ruth Kelton, Xorth
Montpelier, Miss Hazel Maxfield, Plain
field, Harding Cate, Tokyo, Japan, Ar
thur Wilmot, Holvoke, Mass.
Marriage at Waterbury Was Surprise
to Friends of Contracting Parties.
Miss Kva Sevegnv, vounsreH dauch-
er of Mrs. Victor Beaulcc of 40 Far-
well street, was married in Waterbury
Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, 'o
Vern Child. The marriage ceremony
was performed by Rev. Ijlobert Devoy,
pastor of St. Andrew's Catholic church,
at the Toom s home.
The affair came as a surprise to the
friends of both young people, especially
those of the brkle. Mr. Child h.is
been employed since last fall as a clerk
in the C. W. Averill 4 Co. store, and
pri.ir to this was a nur.-e at the Mate
hospital in Waterbury. The groom, a
tonectittr by trade, and employed by
the firm of Littlejohn, Odtfcrg, 4 Milue
until the inception of the presTiit la
bor strife, was al-o an attendant at
the state hospital for a time.
After a honeymoon .journey to Bris.
ton. Conn., they plan to return to this
cify to make their home.
Were Elected at Semi-Annual Meeting
Last Evening.
At a semi annual, meeting of the
Central Lahor union of Barre and vi
cinity, the following oflieers were elect
ed last evening: President. James
Cruickhank, a granite cutter; vice
president, W. If. F-aeer, a clerk; finan
cial and corresponding secretary. An
gus McDonald, a granite cutter; treas
urer, Fred W. Suitor of th ; lumper
and boxers' union; sergeant -at arms
Henry Lundc, a carpenter. The three
auditors are: Charles Collins, a bar
ber: Ieon .1. Snow, a machinist; Wes
ley Hoffman, a ei(:ar maker. Those
acting in conjunction with the presi-,
dent and secretary on the executive
board are: Fred Suitor. Ossr Johan
son. Henry l-mnHe and Miss (Jertnule
McCarthy . of the garment workers'
Sixteen Gallons of Wine Were Taken
at SUAlbsns.
St. Albans, May 1. When the way
freight oer the (rntral Vermont ar-
rjTed at St. Albans last n rht. alvnit
" o'clock, ahniit lrt rallons of high w ine
! weie eiiel and three mem hers oi the
. . 4
train crew, vonoucior i r ktu ami
t"- brakemen, were arretted and tk-
' en to the Franklin county jail. The
i H e limilM ,IWT,im ... .. . II
! of the train. This train is known as
j . ;
due here about 5 Vi. k. but w de
layed la-t niht. The seizure was assde
by In-ptors Harry t . l.1ei:an, W.
G. lisod'iev and Purke K.nn.
Cbunaey Was Civinj Tronble.
A rar;rj fli.nart bi at tbe home
of Vis. S ploc of 5- West street,
brought the eaaeryriK y tu--k of t'
Barre fire dpa.imnt to the home te
teiy ebonl I :". af-er a trn-i)i,w
ill had been -T.t iw TV wi-
i,1 two is rvi ehei.als were enptiel
the r'SiwT h'ore the K.e oon 4
ts- ex! nr-i-bed N dsnw-ie W-e-
j- e-n-e
js Vr Use C'.

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