T H E BAR
DAI LY TIMES
THICK. TWO CENTS.
XXIV NO. 44.
liiXLlliVi, rjlVMVJiM X, a v nun juaut. x , inii jv. '
ORDERED TO KEY WEST
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.
AT NEW YORK
The Danger Arising from
' the Disturbed Internal
Conditions of Mexico Is
the Reason for the Ac
: tion Taken by the Navy
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
DENIED BY THE ALLIES
No Plebiscite in Territories Which Are
to Be Detached From Hungary
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
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
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
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
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-.
Had a Wide Margin Over
Hoover in the Presi
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
RATES JOIN RISE
Companies Declare the World Is Sutler-
ing from an Epidemic of Burglary
and Percentage of Recovery
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
In Case of Charles Barclay
Against the' Wetmore &
Morse Granite Co.
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
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
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
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
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,
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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
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
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
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
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
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
DIED HIT HOLT NAMING
Rafael Corina Was Found Unconscious
in a Doorway in Boston
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
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
Were Charged with Conspiracy to De
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
Granite Producers' Special
Committee Reported Back
to Full Membership
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
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
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
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
"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."
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
DIVORCE MATTERS HEARD.
Lottie Junior Sued George Junior,
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
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
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-
was a t.t - 1.. if na-it in : air
c aid d -4 over-- d'i; -e t ir
On Conts That State of
-V'nt' Raise $200,-
LATTER IS NEARLY
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
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
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
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."
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