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RE DAI LY TIMES THICK. TWO CENTS. XXIV NO. 44. liiXLlliVi, rjlVMVJiM X, a v nun juaut. x , inii jv. ' DESTROYERS' DIVISION ORDERED TO KEY WEST ON EMERGENCY r Secretary Daniels Ordered the Ships to Sail Immedi ) ately for the Florida ! Port, Where They Will f Be Held for Possible Duty in Mexican Waters. WARSHIPS NOW AT NEW YORK GET ORDERS The Danger Arising from ' the Disturbed Internal Conditions of Mexico Is the Reason for the Ac : tion Taken by the Navy Department. 1 Washington D. C, May 5 Secretary Daniels to-day ordered a division of destroyers, now at New York with the Atlantic fleet, to Kail immediately for Key West, where they will be held for possible duty in Mexican waters. The destroyers are the Isherwood, Case, Lardner, Putnam, Boale and Keid. The flotilla in commanded by Captain Byron Long on the tender Black Hawk, which will accompany the flotilla. Cap tain Long was in conference with Sec retary Daniels here last night and left immediately afterward for New York to get his shipB ready to fail to-day. The secretary said to-diiy that Cap tain Lon; had been given full instruc tions as to the policy to be pursued in the event it becomes necessary to send the destroyers to Mexican .ports. The vessel should reach Key West by to-morrow night or Friday and the run from there to Tampico or Vera Cruz would be a matter of only a few hours. The state department announced Monday that it had asked the navy de partment to send destroyers to those two Mexican ports. The reqnest was based on reports received frorfl the American consuls, who desired to have ships on hand to take off American citizens if that should become neces sary. Thus far no reports of any se rious disturbances in the Mexican ports liave reached the government "but revo lutionists are active not far from those places. At the state department it was said that reports thus far received have not indicated that the lives of any Ameri can citizens had been endangered any where in Mexico as a result of the rev olution. SEEK NEW TRIALS FOR ROLLINS BROTHERS One Is Awaiting Sentence and the Other Has Been Sentenced to Life Imprisonment. Boston, May 5. Motions for new trials for (jeorge K. Rollins and his brother, Charles L. Rollins, who were foavicted of murder in connection with the killing of chain store managers in hold-ups here three years ago, were Bled in the superior court to-day. The motions are based on affidavits by Jesse Murphy, a former local gang rter, and until recently an inmate of n asylum for criminal insane at Fair new," Pa., that he killed the men for who-e 'deaths the Rollins brothers were fonvicted. George E. Rollins was found guilty P the murder of Ordway Hall on Feb. tl, 1P17, and is awaiting sentence. I harles L. Rollins is serving a life sen tence in state prison for the murder of tdward P. Foley on Feb. 17, 1!17. At the time that the alleged confession of Murphy became known several months I go, Ih'strict Attorney Pellet ier an nounced that Murphy's claim to re sponsibility for the killings had been investigated ofiicially and found it be Sntnie. Since making his original statement t the Fairview asylum, Murphy has keen returned to the eastern peniten liiry in Pennsylvania as sane, to serve Hit a sentence of 12 years for shouting I paymaster. Major Thomas L. Walsh, counsel for !he Rollin brothers, said to day that Murphy repeated his statements in an "iterview at the penitentiary last Mini Isy with I'nited States Senator I H id !. Walsh, brother of the major, and judge Thoma H. Connolly, who is as psiated with Slajor YVait-h as counsel !or the men. WILL RIDE IN TAXICABS. lestead of in Luxurious Automobiles, Will Minor Officials in New York. ew York. Slay -V Minor offi i! f New York City, who have been in the habit f Using luxurious autoriio H!e to m.ke thcr oftV.al all. will Itreaf-cr make u. h tri in muni.i ally-owned licat. The city b ided to add 2t tavi t the municipal gar gc equipment, and do aav with Jir.i tr. R. R. BILL GOES TO FRESIDENT. Impropriation ef I300.OO0.OO3 ey Defi ciency Bill Anprjved by Hon. Wash ni " D ".. Mjy -V- Tfce .oo-'iit- rr;r n b- '1 " incv -.r n ..f .. f..r tV ra I j a-1 !i-i ni-trt on a a ..f.o.tl tf--"--iv v (lie H n- . "IV .,;! r. os t sb-n:. HUNGARIAN REQUEST DENIED BY THE ALLIES No Plebiscite in Territories Which Are to Be Detached From Hungary By Treaty. Paris, May 5. The reply of the con ference of ambassadors to the Hunga rian objections to the terms of the pro posed treaty was delivered this after noon to the secretary of the Hungarian delegation at Versailles. Neither the text of the reply nor the covering letter was given out, but it is learned that the reply is negative to the demand of the Hungarians for a plebiscite in the territories which the projected treaty detaches from Hun gary. The Hungarian delegation has been given ten days dating from to morrow to reply. The ambassadors listened to the re port of Sir Charles Marling, president of the interallied commission for the plebiscite in Schlcswig, on the new boundaries to be fixed as a result of the plebiscite. The question is very complicated in view of the variations in the vote in the different regions of Schleswig and will be considered fur ther by the ambassadors after hear ing General Claude!,' French member of the commission. ESCAPED FROM PRISON BY MEANS OF NEEDLE Bert Lofton Usd the Little Instrument to Prick Away Soft Piece of Steel Covering a Drain. Rawlins. Wvo., May 5. w ltli a needle obtained in 1he prison shirt factorv as his only tool, Bert Lofton has escaped from the state prison here. William Smith, his companion, was captured, while trying to scale the prison wall. Lofton and Smith were confined to the death house cell because of their known desperate character. Lofton found that a soft piece of steel covered a drain. With hi great patience and skill, he slowly cut a hole through the steel with the needle. After removing a Dine and a plate they crawled through the hole, picked the lock of a steel door connecting with the main corridor of the prison, scaled the tiers of cells, cut holes through the slate roof and dropped to the ground. In the prison yard, they found a steel bar, which "the prisoners bent into a hook, to fasten an improvised rope to the prison wall. Loiton escaped but Mnitn was caugnt by a guard. NEW TERROR IN IRELAND Land Owners Are Being Intimidated And Forced to SelL Dublin, Slay 5. Conflicts over land attended by organized "cattle drives'' to intimidate land owners and compel them to sell have been added lately to Ireland's other troubles. The distur bances are a revival of conditions which prevailed 30 or more years ago when farmers and graziers were forced bv similary methods to sell large land holdings. The malcontents complain that most of the good land in the south and west of Ireland is being used for grazing purposes and that they are unable to purchase it. I onsequcntiy they nave resorted to the "cattle drives" and threats of bodily harm to the owners. It is very very difficult to police all the country and many of the drives have resulted in three or four farmers losing all their cattle at one swoop. The intimidators are represented as renters, who are demanding longer leases of land, small owners and a cer tain number of holders of comparatively large tracts who believe their neigh bors' land used for grazing is more suitable for tillage than the ground they are trying to cultivate. "It s the same story again of the eighties," said a former south of Ire land land holder. They forced us to cut up our large holdings then by use of the same methods now employed.'' Ihe land troubles should not be con fused with crimes resulting from the political unrest. It is separate and distinct and shows evidence of, being on the increase. OIL SHORTAGE SERIOUS. Honolulu Threatened, with Shutting- Off of Facilities. Honolulu. T. H.. Slav .V The oil shortage in Honolulu assumed serious proportions to-day with the announce ment by the local traction company that street car service would be shut off on Wednesday, unless relief was forthcoming. Both the Hawaiian, and Honolulu Oas companies have been oierating on reserve uppl.c. which are near an Hid. A ship with oil is expected Thursday. AMERICAN TOURISTS IN FRANCE Vanguard of Expected Army Arrived at Havre Tuesday. Hat re. Ftsm-e. Slay 4. The van guard of the army f American tour i.t. expected to visit devastated re ffMws in northern and eastern France. during Ihe inning summer, arrived here to day. In sj.ite of the curtail nient of railroad service due to the trike, the Ameriian were able to get a train for Pali l-night. REWARD IN EKLCND CASE. Gov. Bret km J a of Rhode Island Oners 1500 for CaavKtioa. Ii -i i.:-n. i: I . Ma r .V-ovemor I'.. k rp i! today li J a reward f t-T infrtima'i.-a tead i 2 to th- ar-r-' ai't f?ui.'ti n f tV er o or ;r"n. f.. V- f'f tV- wi-.t -f t!rr I V hikI. mi,2 ; a 1 drs cr. v ho4 J wa4 f.u.n.l . h! isrr laujiton, '., ?Mtnt-. SERVICE JOHNSON WON IN CALIFORNIA Had a Wide Margin Over Hoover in the Presi dential Primary ALMOST TWO TO ONE IN EARLY COUNTING Johnson Carried All but Three Counties Hoover Won in Los Angeles San Francisco, Siay 5. Returns tab ulated early to-day from yesterday's presidential primary preferential cloc tion showed Senator Hiram- Johnson leading his rival, Herbert C. Hoover, by a wide margin. Incomplete returns from 54 of the etate's 58 countless and representing 3.9,"0 of the total 6,7-1 precincts, showed the following vote on .the group of 28 delegates pledged, to support Sen ator Johnson at the Republican nation al convention and a rival gexmp of 20 pledged to Sir. Hoover. Johnson group 2i3,4j7, Hoover group l.VJT.. In addition to delegates to the Re publican convention, an nninstruoted Democratic delegation and a prohibi tion party delegation, pledged to Hen ry Clay Xeedham of Ixs Angeles for the party presidential nomination were chosen. Jn all but three counties Senator Johnson had a lead. In Los Angeles county the Hoover ticket led the John son ticket by a vote of 3!,709 to 30, 528. In San Francisco City and county, with only two of the 3S1 precincts missing, Johnson's vote was 68,777, ami Hoover's 25,016. WOODS LEAD SLIGHT IN INDIANA PRIMARY With Only Partial Returns Tabulated Former Had 54,306 Against 48, 912 for Johnson. Indianapolis, Slay 5. Returns from 2.078 precincts out of 3.3K7 in Indiana for Republican presidential preference in yesterday's state-wide primary give Wood 54.30i Johnsen 48,912; Lowden 2,017j Harding 13,243. KENTUCKY MOSTLY FOR COX. Democrats Give Him 16 Out of State's 22 Votes. Louisville, Ky., Slay 5. Kentucky's delegates from the state-at-large were instructed last night by the Demo cratic tate convention to vote for Governor James Cox, Ohio, "as Jong as his name remains before the na tion convention." (kivernor Cox also will hr the yotes of lti of the di-strict delegates. The other si are uninstructed. HOOVER MEN CONCEDE IT. And Congratulate Johnson on Victory in California. San Francisco. Slay 5. Raph 1. Sferritt. campaign manager of the Hoover Republican club of California, late last night conceded the election of the Senator Johnson group of Repub lican delegates to the national conven tion. '"Like good portsmen. e ooncede the victory and congratu!a:e the win ner," he said. LABOR CANDIDATE DEFEATED. In St. Paul Mayoralty Contest L. C. Hodson Being Re-elected. St. Iia nl. Slinn.. Slay .. Slay.r I. C. II o.N mi was re-elected by more than 2.400 votes over William Slahoney. la bor candi.lste, in ye-tenlay's ciiy elec t ion. BURGLARY lSURACE RATES JOIN RISE Companies Declare the World Is Sutler- ing from an Epidemic of Burglary and Percentage of Recovery Is Small. New York, May The wotld is suf fering from an epidemic ( builarv. according to delegate attending the I annual meeting t the tinrgtary In surance I'nderw riters' ton-wt inn. Be cause of the increasing number of rob beries in this i-ountry and the dcrcas ine percentage of recoveries, it was de cided to raie ra1e later in the year. Chicago, it was stated, leads all large H;ies in the riotines f the situ ation. TO UNITE CATHOLIC SOCIETIES. Bit Orgaauatioa Would Embrace Fed eration tf Catholic Societies. it ;o. Mv -V l!"prcentt 've of Calhoi.t- ri'am?a"on. m ting hr today and to-morrow, r.'anne.l to asnsVamate tV at .ti of tl.e 'tHob- -flrfi in An.er in J ? -o? a-- Hc v rs. Tie Ke.!.-rat -i of 4 thtii'' Stv.n f A itcri a. wI-k-t Ha HrT ,i . i. mo -t of 1 H to-J, of tt.1i t ;.t ' ,t":i7j 1--B. a''l ft 3THTf?1.4 ti tV- wets i'll t .s- !.. I (.. . '. I"jnw. ) - I t.' . m f.Otf $11,000YERDICT .WAS UPHELD In Case of Charles Barclay Against the' Wetmore & Morse Granite Co. PLAINTIFF INJURED ON BARRE QUARRY Many Other Opinions Were Handed Down by Ver- hiont Supreme Court Slany opinions were handed down by the Vermont supreme court during Tuesday, the first day of the Slay term of the court, nearly all of the time be ing used in the reading of the opinions. Many of these brought out new points of law upon which there had not been a decision before. One of the most im portant, in Washington county was that of Charles Barclay vs. the Wet more & Slorse (iranite company, in which the judgment of $11,000 was af firmed. The case has been twice tried. Mr. Barclay was injured while em ployed on the defendants' cpiarry. In the case of State vs. Palmer, non support of family, the Harre court was held in error in judgment, and the state may amend its specifications, but if it fails then, an arrest in judgment shall occur. The motion of the defend ant that the writ did not contain all of the necessary information should have been allowed. The opinions include the following: Bennington comity tJ. W. Bradley vs. Amos a. Itlaiirioin, homersct j-anu company, which has been twice before in supreme court; judgment reversed and cause remanded; in the lower court a verdict of tHi.32.i was given the plain tiff on a timlier sale. Chittenden county Emanuel fi. Iu pret and Amnia Dupret vs. Frank (lies- more, judgment affirmed; in the lower court the defendant obtained judgment; Isaac Rosenburg vs. Louis Taft et al., defendant given 30 days in which to Me brief with court.' F.sscx county reter Sfartin vs. Ab ner Rutledge, judgment reversed and judgment for the plaintiff to recover $130 andintemst; the plaintiff obtained a verdict of $200 in the lower court. Franklin county George F. Britch vs. Sheldon, judgment reversed and cause remanded; the defendant ob tained a verdict in the lower court. In Slarvin Smith et al. vs. Wingate Slun sell et al, the decree was too broad and the exceptions were overruled. When the decree is altered to agree with the opinion, then the case is remanded. trange county Car! Homliardier. by next friend, vs. Alfred (Joodrich. judg ment allirmed; in the lower court the plaintiff obtained $S5 verdict. , Rutland county Ellen Dernier vs. Rutland Railway, Light A Power Co., reversed and cause remanded; the low er court gave a verdict for the defend ant. In Winfleld Sargent vs. George Donahue, judgment was affirmed; the plaintiff obtained 5HJ damages in the lower court. Windham county Town of Town shend vs. Kstate'of J I. C. Howard, judgment affirmed in favor of the de fendant. Windsor county J. SI. Sladden vs. F. (i. Spaulding. judgment affirmed; the lower court gave the plaintiff dam ages of $-',:2."0; petition for a new trial dismissed. Washington county Charles Barclay vs. the Wetmore & .Morse Granite com pany, judgment affirmed; in the lower court the jury gave the plaintiff a ver dict of fll.iNSi; on the first trial the verdict was in faor of the plaintiff to recover flO.lHiO damages. In A. ISo iiMzzi vs. I F. Fortney, judgment re versed and cause remanded: the de fendant received a verdict in the lower court. lit State vs. V. O. Lowe, judg-' ment was rendered that there was no error in the proceedings below; the re sHindcnt takes nothing by his excep tions; let execution be done; the Montpclier city court fined him 2'U) for disposing of mortgaged cattle. In State vs. Bri.-bane Palmer, judgment was reversed and cause remanded. The argument in the Bennington county cas-e of National Metal Edge Box company vs. Town of Rcadboro, took place this morning. In the lowcj court the plaintiff received a verdict of Mil!. The ca-e of the Vermont company vs. A. L. Slcrchant. in the same county, has leen continued. SMALLER CROP ACREAGE. Reduction of 25 Per Cent Indicated in New England. B' -ton. M.ty .. - A reduction of 2- per cent in the acreage f tie planied for food croj.s in Xew England this year i- hrwn in reports to the I'nited Stfl -e bureau of crop cM iinales. Field Agent V. A. Saunders aruioonce.1 lo dav. Higher price for vegetable are a probable consequence, be said. -Ihe reiliirti.Ht. as higii as .V per ccn! in omc ce. i heaiet on crop requiring milch hand labor. -Mich a licet, carrot, (clime and jiarnij. while some eirer crop. lilc tsita t,i. ect i-.in and -qiu-H t hat van be cultivated wi:h horc are decrca-cd fii e per cent . ' Ked'M ion are hes.et in the main priHtutM.tr arcs mur the larger -itie--Boton. Providence and New- Haert a ntii'idcrsVf number of t'-e Urpe grow er- are col tin dow n !i!f and ...me quitting entirely. II irr. "!' f aimer in a'l ihe region- 'e trying to p,p- a f ii I acreaic of aii t-rj. nd ome will p'snt more, hop njth-t later tbe will somehow- lc ahie to care for tlieir Top." f.fllitiii'"!.'. 1b" field acnt" -tate-mnt av. '''t fsmicT f res-ly and unv'.tu to plant In'! .- t'lr" bit" htc tc-o nh 1o -bi-n ii,,i cut ltoT t any prn. '; of the labor oS 1a nd proves un-tf n I jole i-i i' i ,r,g ti k v -i.-'t t.ty h : and rte m-t !;trcttt ttro, -- a" .ir. i- -i S i 7n V- - .1. sf it s aS 4: ,.i,ii-v Ma'nc. tf r r or.' of N t..: -. i vn ' V t ; J a wr- m tf-e w . -p .. . uric! a 111 nitaT,-. . , pr- tiie-l tiw- i-a' sS'i.nicn' f trr-.-'-.m I -i t-it-int INCREASE IN POTATO PRICE 275 PER CENT - IN SEVEN YEARS. Washington, D. C, Slay 5. The family food budget in February was exactly twice the sum ex pended for the same articles of food in February, 1!M3, accord ing to the department of labor statistics. During approximately the same period in Great Britain, the in crease van L'iO per edit, while in Italy it was 187 per cent. Germany outranked all countries enumerated, with an increase of 224 per cent. Increase in prices of clothing in Germany, the statistics show, exceeded 1,000 per cent. A man's suit Which before tho war cost $20 now sells for $238. During tho year ending last February, in this country sugar increased in price 70 per cent. Potatoes went over the top to the tone of a 27" per cent in crease since February, 1913. BOXER WHO FELL DEAD WAS VERMONT BOY Louis Fulle Had Fought 42 Seconds at Bridgeport, Conn., When He Collapsed. Walerburv. Slav 5. Despatches in yesterday' pauers announced the death in Jtridgcport. t onn., or ionis Fulle,- at the ringside ot the Acorn Athletic club, after a fight lasting 42 seconds with "Young Saxon," aged 17 years. Onlookers said that no heavy blows were struck and a physician, who was called, said there was no eiternal evidence of injuries. Sir. Fulle was born in Bethel 18 years ago, the son of Daniel and Betty (Farmer) Fulle and about 11 years ago the family came to live with Sirs. Fulle's parents, Sir. and Sirs. George Farmer, in Sloretown. Eight years ago Mr. and Sirs. Fulle died and the chil dren had since made their home with their grandparents. Seven weeks ago LcAli and an older brother. James, went to Bridgeport and obtained employment with the Ash croft Machine company, writing home from time to time of the excellent suc cess they were having in their new work. It is supposed that Ixtilis was in the boxing match as an amateur, never having made any claims as a boxer before, so far as known. A mestage from .lames Fulle to his grandparents yesterday, brought the sad news to Waterbury and Sloretown friends. Besides the grandparents and the brother above mentioned, three oth er brothers survive, William Theodore and Robert. It is expected that the body of Louis will reach Waterbury this afternoon. MRS. OTTERSON FREE; RETURNS TO HER HOME She Was Acquitted By Jury of the Murder of Her Brother-In-Law Maurice Otterson. Concord. X. IT., May 5. Sirs. Slarion Loynes Otterson, pronounced by a jury of twelve men, last night, not guilty of the murder of her brother-in-law, Maurice F. Otterson, on November fi, 1!1!. was to-day again al the home in Hook sett, where the unfortunate young man was killed. She went to the Hooksett home im mediately after, her formal discharge last night by Judg Branch in superior court. She was accompanied by her hushamL John Howard Otterson, and by Sir. and Sirs. John I. Otterson, par ents of the murdered Sl.miicc. who stood loyally by her throughout, the ordeal through which she was forced to piiss. DIED HIT HOLT NAMING HIS ASSAILANT Rafael Corina Was Found Unconscious in a Doorway in Boston Last Night. Boston, Slay .V- (afael Corina. found unconscious in a doorway in the East l!ston district lat night with a stab wound in the left breast died at-a hos pital to-day without naming his assail ant. The jioliee detained Catherine Shinners. who lives in the house where Corina 's liodv was found. INCREASES CAPITAL STOCK Lake View Sanatorium of Burlington Has $60,000 Paid Up. The I-akc View sanatorium of Bur linston has filed an amendment to its. article of asfis iation and with the seclctarv of state so that the capital stock is" now ittlO.IMHI instead of Wtl.lHSl and the entire amount has been paid up The Stamford Wood Product Co., Inc.. of Stamford, with capital Mock of .VrfU"'. divided into ."ilH shares, in corporated to manufacturer all kind of wood products. The sttskholdcrs are: K. H lloltlcn. H .bcrt K. Ilcaly and Kuth M. titslfrey, all of Bcnninn ton. Fcrrisbnrj Diiinp aociat ion. Inc.. ornanied tir the purpose of ho'dins: fair and sjjrii ultnial exhibits without capital sttsk. The signers are: Wil liam H. Iean of North Ferti-hiir'. . IV Field ed I.. K. Avery of Frrrnbiir?. t . P. Il.tr .ford of t harl.'ttte. II P. New ton of i'anton, and P. I. l:iicll of rreeniie-. ADMITTED GUILT. Were Charged with Conspiracy to De fraud Government. Boston. May .. I'ba of not juilty were cbanrd to atlmiion of emit today by .Mm l. Birmingham, lore nan of the South l'.iatntrce re, lams tw-B plant of the w "tork. New Ha irn & Hartford railrtd. and William Salt and Heniv l i:V.stcin. Imlh of New Voit.. a;ent Ittr iunk d.-abr. rbatprd with ismpira y to detrain! th" cntrrn-n-at by the sale of larve qtian tifir- of steel and other railroad irate rial r..rm:ivlism and Nan paid a fine f .. rm h. and I tistcn pai.l ..' it t .)., a memht-r of i.e firm of t - -1 i.Aa A s n r, ,,rL ir junk .if a I. '- tr wtonn Natt and ' lV.rip . i-il to trt-nv iniiMt eif --iili ihco-hrr-. but is now a fiui live Irt-m jtsi nf. POLICY WAS NOT RECOMMENDED Granite Producers' Special Committee Reported Back to Full Membership AFTER DELIBERATING FOR TWO DAYS ON IT Says Matter Should Be De cided by the Asso ciation Xew York, Slay 5. The speoial. com mittee of the International Slonumen tal Granite Producers. association, ap pointed to recommend a policy to be adopted hy employers in dealing; with 12,000 striking union granite cutters, reported to-day ito the association that the labor question was one for the full membership to decide. The committee was in session two days trying to reach a decision. Xew York, Slay 5. A special com mittee' of the International Slonmiien tal Granite Producers' association, ap pointed to recommend a policy to be adopted by employers in dealing with 8,000 to 12.000 union granite cutters re ported to be on strike, adjourned yes terday without reaching a decision. The committee, headed by J. SI. Bout well of Stontpelier, informed S. Hollis ter Jackson of Barre, -president of the association, that it would make a re port to-day. Employers are reported to lie con sidering the question of declaring an open shop in the industry, which is represented at the sessions here by de legates from quarry centers in this country and Canada. The cutters de mand $1 per hour for an eight-hour daj- and are said to have refused the employers' offer of $0.00 a day. A'AO.Y SAYS WILSON IS PROLONGING WAR In Order to Coerce the Senate Into Ratification of the Treaty of Versailles. ' Washington, D. C, Slay 5. Opening debate on his resolution to declare the state of war with Germany and Aus tria at an end, Senator Knox, Piepubli enn, Pennsylvania, declared in the Sen ate to-day that President Wilson was arbitrarily maintaining that the na tion technically wa at war in order to coerce the Senate into ratification of the treaty of Versailles. "there was no excuse whatsoever for (freatly prolonging the war beyond the signature of the armistice," Sena tor Knox said, "and the only explana tion for so doing was the deliberate aim to retain all these autocratic com pulsory powers with which the execu tive had been endowed for the prose cution of the war in order that they might be used for other purposes. "The wellare atid safety of the na tion imperatively demands that we kt.ow we have peace. The whole world seethes with revolution. Our own na tion is in ferment and toil. Force and sril"e are rampant and threaten the destruction not only of our property, but of our free institutions, and even of our lives. And yet we stand, and biive stood, for months as a rudderless ship, foundering in the trough of tre mendous seas. "We must not dare longer to delav return to the order of government of peace, we must not hazard a further postponement in turning our undivided delilx-rat ions to our home problems. They are great enough to tax the ut most wisdom which we posses. As a pieliminary step the executive must be returned to his peace time powers and prerogatives. Need, propriety, wisdom, cannot question this." Declaring that he entertained only sympathy for the president in his ill nVs and "sympathy for the country which must suffer under him because of it." Senator Knox said it was an un welcome task to judge one who has fallen in public e-teem." He added. howeer. that when danger threatened the nation it must be met forefrontcd and that "he who ventured to inter vene aKint the safe and w ie course must step aside or lie iTuhed." , j WALKING DELEGATES GET RAISE. Those Connected with the New York Building Trades Council. New Vrk. Slay .V Walking dele gate of the union comprising the New York Building Trwde Council, whose members res-'iitly received in crease in pay. have had their wav-e boo-ted too. They w ill receive a min imum weekly salary of fT-V it wa an-noun.-ed tiniay, and union who do no: pav the new scale will be refused seat in the council. Heretofore the walking delegate has reccied a -alary fixed by each indi vidual union. t:ie amount usually not exceeding the wage paid Ci journey men working a; the trade. Appointments in Probate Court. In probate court at Mnnipelier t- dav. t.eorue (' Drfle wa ap-in.-ed -ciai administiator erf the etie of 1 iif ton I.. lair, late of Waterbury, and W. A lxrd a administrator of the es tate of Fred Kyle and Th..ma Kyle of Mont pel r. Thoma Davidson f Brre b set tled h's actHiiit a cuard.an of Percy H. VSi'kin- and Frami A. laid-on. minor liiing in Barre. Aviation Field Suggested far Moatpel ier. "resident B. A. St.mner o if it beard of trade has the ppin:i j i.c..ri.- A'm.tn. Frank M. bci . Ir. R .1. Fi?erU. frank M. ""r end A. Ham- a mmiri-ti c' t " e-tai..!-!.f' nt tf an i a- .n r-'d 1 ,,. .,- .in m.nd are t mead . " ' o"f nui Lt A.-1ikJi Citli. .t, CIO HAD A BUSY YEAR. Barre Woman's Club Hears Reports and Elects Officers. The llarre Woman's club held its an nual business meeting in Hovrland hall yesterday afternoon. Heports of the various officers and departments were read and all showed much etlicient work accomplished during the 12 months just past. In June the club entertained the Vermont State Federation of Women's Clubs. On July 4th they financed two floats for the parade, one for the Red Cross and one for the club, also two first-aid tents. The Red Cross float was one of the prize winners of the day. They have during the year collected $2." for the Near Fast relief fund; also $10 for the Christmas stockings to be sent to the refugee children; taken charge of the sale "fif the Red Cross stamps for the tuberculosis fund; sent $10 to the Longfellow memorial fund, $10 to the Children's Aid society, $5 to the children's traveling library, $5 to the Brandon school, and are making a collection of books to be sent to the Vergennes industrial school. Thirty dollars has been paid to the scholar ship fund. Two appropriations of $25 each have been voted to Sliss Gridley for her work, and a board of friendly visitors, six in number, have been as sisting her. At this animal meeting the request came that this number be increased, and five more ladies volun teered their services. The club has a regular social wel fare committee, who also work along this line, one of their efforts being a sewing class for little Syrian and Ital ian girls, held at the home of Airs. A. C. Jones. These children have made four complete quilts and have over 200 blocks sewed, ready for other quilts. The club was instrumental in the forming of the Barre Friendly Aid so ciety, recently organized. They have been particular to carry out suggestive ideas coming from the state federation and have held meetings devoted to the subjects of Amcricani7jition, kindergar ten work, the boys' and girls' club work in the state, and thrift. Two of the club members have put the ideas of thrift into practical use, by framing a household budget of in come and expense during the past three month'. The departments have done excellent work in all their different lines, have provided instructive programs and nearly all report a balance in their fa vor in the expense accounts. Tho year began with an extra pro gram, when Sliss Slarion Beckett of Xew York told of her Red Cross work overseas, and was brought to a fitting close when Dr. Grenfell told in such a vivid way of his labors with the people of Labrador. It is expected that near ly $123 will lie realized from this lec ture, which sum will be sent to Dr. Grenfell to aid him iu his wonderful work. The civic department lias carried on the work of the district nurse in the community, and this is becoming more helpful and better understood each year. Club membership has been increased during the year from 100 to 30f. The treasurer's accounts show a working fund of $711.74, with a reserve fund amounting to $300.37. also Liberty bonds to the sum of $2."0. The following officers were elected j for the ensuing year: I'resident, Sirs. N. I). Phelps: first vice-president, Sliss Blanche J. Tilden; second vice-presi dent. Sirs. Noble S. Ixve; correspond ing secretary. Sirs. X., K. Lewis; re cording secretary. Sirs. Arthur C. Til den: treasurer, Mrs. Alexander Smith: auditors, Sirs. J. C. Booth, Sirs. Slabel W. Cole. Directors for three years, Sirs. James McNaughton, Sirs. William Barclay; chairmen of departments Music and art, Mrs. William Hulden; home eco nomics, Sirs. Arthur E. Campbell: edu cational. Mr. L. I). Slartin; civics, Mrs. W. F. Shepard. Delegates to the annual meeting of the Vermont State Federation of Women's Clubs, to be held at indsor the first week in June, were elected, as follows: Sirs. Frank J. Martin. Mrs. I.. D. .Martin. Mr. Frank W. Robinson, Sirs. William Millie. DIVORCE MATTERS HEARD. Lottie Junior Sued George Junior, Claiming Non-Support. In Washing!. m county court Tues day the case of Untie Junior vs. (icorge Junior was heard and it look doubtful if a divorce m ill lie olv.ained for the defendant wa in the war when it is claimed he did not uport his w fe. It appears that he did claim for a time that he was single but that 'aier he made an allotment as pro vided bv the government o that it is a question of law, the ,i mount being fixed and not whether il was the rr.'ht sum or int. A heann? relative to 'he custody of the children in the case of Marino Or-i iandi .. Charles Orlandi wa al-o beard. The divorce wa grunted Mime time since, and custody of two chil dren given to the mother, who has since married and eince died: and now the lather want hi children, claim ing he i an cure for them better than hey are Ix-iny caied tor'w ith the moth er's second husband DIED AT WEBSTERVILLE. Jchc McMillan, Aged 46, Was Sick with Pneumonia. John McM.lian. acl 4ti. die,! ve-!cr-day morning at the home of Mr. and Mr. John Hum in Wcbter ille. aft er a ho:t il.ncs wh pneumonia. Mr. McM ilan i- survived by a tc. wh'i live, in Bethel: a mother ami iter in Nova H-tia. three sister in Bt-ton a iiJ a half mother wh"e w hcrralsnit i- unknown, lie s employed on the Wclis a lm-on quarry up to a lion in rfavs zo. when he Itccame i I. The f uncial will lie held at 0 .iVl-v-k Fr .dav morning at t. MUe-ic:' church. I.ranitevi'le. wi h interment in the St. Sheter t-emctcy. MEMORIAL AT WATERBURY For lieutenant retry Aiarnh, no Died in War Service. Waterbury. May .Y--Some a'l-n... n.-xt - n l il tabic! i In be pla-fd ike high 'd build rig in n.cnwr t l". rrv Ai.l' r. at on' nine loi-un p- tn- .pal f I be sW-l V re. t b1 m notiat tone pni.v asd bv t ! - ! ri ),e 1 ri' y t,e i oib. Vr. A- Jttrwti -' ar. was a t.t - 1.. if na-it in : air c aid d -4 over-- d'i; -e t ir $innnnnr-.FTTn NORMAL SCHOOL On Conts That State of -V'nt' Raise $200,- 000 Additional LATTER IS NEARLY ACCOUNTED FOR A Survey for Location and Equipment of School Is to Be Started Thursday Dr. SI. XH. Ilillcgas, state commis sioner of education, announced to-day that the commission has received a gift of $100,000 to be used towards a cen tral teacher training school and that Professor VV. 0. Bagley" of Columbia university will arrive here Thursday to start, the survey of the state relative to the location and equipment of such a school. The gift of $100,000 is con ditioned upon an additional sum suffi cient to assure proper buildings, etc., being secured. The entire amount will be something like .$300,000 and the commission has been assured of quite a portion of the additional sum re quired. Professor Bagley is an expert on teacher training, and will recommend to the board what location seems wisest and what the best plan for con ducting the school. Sir. Baglcy's re port will be largely a factor in de termining the location and character of the institution, the purpose being to secure the best service possible for tho training of the young people to become i.cn, iitin ail , nuimiti A committee from the state board of education has recently completed an extensive survey of the teacher train ing instruction as carried on in the different states, the primary purpose, of the trip being to investigate plans and method for advancing the rural schools of the state. Slembers of the com mission believe that the new school should give its first efforts to the rural school problems. This matter was referred to the. com mission at the last session of the leg islature and Dr. Hillegas Sjias been working on the plana for some tine. From time to time he has allowed his audiences to know that there was to be an improvement but it was not until to-day that the amount of the gift was revealed for publication, as well as the fact that the remaining $200,000 is well nigh obtained. COUNTY DRIVES PLANNED To Raise $50300 to Match Proctor's Offer of Preventorium. The offer of Redfield Troctor and Sliss Emily Dutton Proctor to provide a Site and $00,000 for the construction of a preventorium for pre-tuberculous children, provided the Vermont Tuber culosis association raises $."0,000 for its general work, has been formally ac cepted. Fred A. Howland of Mont pclier, as state chairman, has appoint ed F. K. Langley as chairman for Washington county. , Sir. Howland has prepared a unique instruction sheet for all of the chair men, copies of which were mailed over the state to-day. The folder contains the names of the officers of the Vcr moot Tuberculosis association, of the state hoard of health, the county chair men for the drive and the district health officers. The folder states that New Hampshire raied $.".0,000 to fight, tuberculosis last winter and the nation t u.'li:... s." .. .. I.nU ocr tour UIIIIIOII. .'O utnv mi in Vermont at that tune, out mat, now the magnificant offer of Sfr. and -Mis Proctor gives double emphiisis to thej cause. The plan of campaign advocates se-l curing a large number of solicitors and making ever' possible ellori to finish the work in every town in one day, Tuesday. June first. Sir. 1 lowland states that to prevent tuberculosis and maintain the public health the cooper ation of a great majority of the people- is reeessary and all should have a part, in this drive. BLAMES GRANITE PEOPLE. H. Willis Carr Claims They Did Not Deliver the Goods Ordered Through Him. Tiie Chicago Tribune of April :!U had the follow ing about a former Barn man, 11. v . larr: "Morc th;m a year an- Sli fov.e .Minarik ot" i'MUt North Whipple street ordered a headstone for the graves of hi-r parents. She gave worth of Liberty bonds Jo pay f-tr it. bi:t th granite work never arrived. Angered, she turned detective. "Yesterday a squad of sleuth from the state's attorney's office,, led by Oief Investigator Sb'rri Wil-on. r.iui- .1 :h. ofli.-cs of the National Mctni.r il Art comjiaiiy. Inc. From he han1-ne room at South .a Sl street they . to"k II. Willi tarr and a bmd of re -ord-. it i charged that he received ad van.e payment for monuments and then failed In fulfill the contract. -ji-t April, actrdinj " Mi-s Mini rik. he ordered the head-tone. Slim mer came and then autumn, and !,'! the grares .f tier parent vrnl und-".. rated. Carr pla.-ed the h'arae on lah-.r trouble and t ran'jKHt at ion d.flml i- and other ih'r:-. -Then M Mmark si;V Sfr. Wi! s,.n and ia d p an t r the iad. "Ijist tii.ii' Mr. W -on rvi-iisM she mass of 'tuT e ba.t ol.t j ti. n tlie raid. There were tt-;"i ' s-- mni crds War, nil data n will bl m 'h' pnale -nurt . n IVm wa K-t.-d ihr aft immmi rp..i'1 ty e. b lrf arv. Ari ; Vr. W.is n. ( -t ,,v,. ,.j at ieast t ;'.' irwn hi- ! t trr. -r. "-farr. h-i no 'le i- i-mwi ante-. f ' h- .4 - f-t'k "i V-w I r.- f.tr ta nr so f-i f ! s V 1,.,.. J' v, V V i" '0 v-i s.-. tft - ' ' -r ' T t . j js : r -fts."