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BARRE, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, , MAY 12, 1920. PRICE, TWO CENTS. VOL. XXIV NO.50. T 11 E BARK E f t. BRITISH "HELPLESS TO THE POINT OF PANIC! OVER Cabled President Wilson to Rear -Admiral Sims in ; : Expressing His Surprise ( Over the Failure of the ; Vastly Superior British ?r Sea Forces ' to Accom plish Something. REJECTED AMERI t CAN PLANS BY RE A- ! SON OF PRUDENCE Testifying Before the Sen ; ; ate Investigating Com mittee, Secretary Daniels Said Sims Replied With : a Statement of "Generali ties of What the British : Admiralty Was Doing." Washington, D. C, May 12. A con fidential cablegram from President Wi'son toRear Admiral Sims in Lon don, sent during the war, was read to the Senate naval investigation commit tee, to-day by Secretary Daniels. It expressed surprise that the British ad miralty had failed to-use Great Brit ain's great naval superiority effective ly against submarines and called on Admiral Sims for comment and sug gestions '"based on independent thought'' and without, regard to "judg ments of any one on that side of the water." T The admiralty was "helpless to the point of panic" in the face of the sub marine situation, the message said. "Kvery pln we. suggest they reject for some reason of prudence," the pres ident added. "In my view this is not a time for prudence, but for boldness even at the cost of great losses." In conclusion. President Wilson asked Admiral Sims to advise him as lie would give advice "if you were run ning a navy of your own." Admiral Sims' reply, said Secretary Daniels, who presented the president's message in connection with his answer to Sims' charge against the navy de partment's canduct of the war, "was a Song telegram of generalities of what the British admiralty was doing." President Wilson's .message to Sims follows: ' "From the beginning of the war I Jiave been greatly surprised at the fail ure of the British admiralty to use Great Britain' great naval superiority In an effective way. In the presence rf the present submarine emergency tbey are helpless to the point of panic. .."Every pjaa we luf!rj,pSt they reject for some reason of prudence. In my view this is not a time for prudence, lut for -boldness, even at the cost of fruX losses. -"In your dispatches you have ouite properly advised us of the sort of aid and cooperation desired from us by the admiralty. The trouble is that their plant and methods do not seem to us efficacious. I would be very much pbliged to you if you would report fo me, confidentially, of course, exact ly what the admiralty has 'been doing nd what they have accomplished and, lidded to the report, your own cont inent and suggestions, based upon in dependent thought of the whole situa tion, without regard to the judgment t1 anyone on that side of the water. "The admiralty was very slow to adopt the protection of convoy and ffc t not now, I judge, (protecting) convoy en adequate scale within the danger none, seeming to keep ma!l rraft with the grand fleet. The ab sence of craft for convoy is even more apparent on the French coast than on the English coast and in the channel, j -do not see how the neceary mili tary supplies and supplies of food and fuel oil re to be delivered at British port in any other may within the neat few months than under adequate ronvoy. There will presently not lie ship or tankers enough and our ship building plant may not begin to yield important result in less than IS Month. "I believe that vo'i will keep thee hist ructions absolutely and entiroly Jo Totir-e'f and that you will give me Men advices a you would give if you wwre handling and if you were running l:nvv of your own." Mr." Daniels also read a letter from Admiral Sim to former Ambassador Tape at London, written Aug. 7, 1817. lirh in part said: "In tin connection I have a sugges tion to make. I bve reeved word, practically directly from the president. r,at he nas much dip;eaeJ with my reriy to his cablegram; that it did not ibsiige his opinion at all; thai lie te rards ane as owned by the admiralty tni -on pro-British that He seriwiy t"n-drred the adib;,tr of repia ing tn l,r some other rTtcer." Str.s Thought Plan "Impracticable." Admiral Sims' reply to the pres.dcnt 1, 4 )-o of plans tor a combined e I al U4 attack . turn the 4ertrtan rjt flaak and nt off Zcb'ti;e a I is-onipg be. M". Dn' sa d. Tbt the k:l of 'bo'd llscKwis thing 'he pteidnt and the iit der-artmeat had brn nrg'.rx frtm t it ntrr into the war," oVciared tre -f1rr. i,t even :hen. Atmira! -, 4. it hd not been de-fin ie'y I--1.-4 mm by tbe war mum-il. iSoas'h 5ei; anv-I fl atta V e s-VJT? i ) h later !' w tv) i.i'tT tf.flcresil orr if ii 4 West vA-ruV'n esti.cr W le taty d'rT utrrt om ADMIRALTY WAS bold plan, all of which Admiral Sims though 'impracticable' when urged by the navy department." Admiral Sims told the president he had been shown studies of the depart ment's plan to prevent the egress of submarines, Mr. Daniels said, and that he considered the scheme impracticable. "He evidently sought to discredit the navy department's plans by saying that these same suggestions and many similar ones had been made by people of all classes since the beginning of the war." -said Mr. Daniels. "Instead of ac cepting the department's suggestion of great offensive plans or originating some plan that pointed to stop the egress of German submarines, his mind was closed to the above and, as mnny other extracts show, to every plan looking to the great 'offensive which in the fall of .lf18 was the most effective foe of the submarine." Sims Claimed Credit Unduly. , Sims' cable to the president suggest ed that the proper policy to pursue was to adopt the recommendations he bad niR.de to the department, "most of which had been decided upon and put in operation before Admiral Sims sug gested ' them," Secretary Daniels de clared. "He added," 'the secretary declared, "that we should adopt an organisation siiiilar in all . respects to the British squadron and virtually transfer all na val authority to his headquarters in Loudon. He was careful not to say, though, he regarded the Queenstown base and surroundings as the "critical area' that as rapidly as American de stroyers arrived the British destroy ers "were removed to another area, al though he now makes the preposterous statement that the failure to ,'iave more destrovers in that critical area (we had 34 t that time out of our total of 50) occassioned the loss ot 500.000 lives and fifteen billion dol lars of money." MIGHTY BLOW STRUCK AGAINST RUSSIANS Polish and Ukrainian Forces Have Driven the Enemy Back Along the Beresina River and Have Captured Bet chitsa. Warsaw, May 11 (Br the Associated Press). Polish and Crakinian force hare struck a mighty blow at the Rus sian bolshevik front far north of Kiev, and have driven the enemy back along the Beresina river. Betchitsa, a Dniep er river crossing, haa been captured and serious losse have been inflicted on the soviet army. Fighting is now go ing on over a front of 420 miles. Necessity of straightening the Pol ish line after the capture of Kiev led to the new offensive, which extends from almost directly west of Vitebsk to below Kiev on the Dnieper. Polish force have crossed the Beresina river at several points and have taken Wie latlsch, after heavy fighting. Northeast of Mozir the boLsheviki have been forced acros the Dnieper. Attempts were made by the boh-heviki to destroy the railroad bridge at Bel chitsa, but Polish units prevented this and captured a large number of pris oners. Announcement is made that two soviet regiment were annihilated in the fighting around this town. From Kiev northward to the mouth of the Pripet river, a distance of about 50 miles, the bolsheviki on the west side of the Dnieper are slowly failing back and are building bridges to facili tate their escape before the main body of ithe Polish army reaches the stream Latest advices indicate the bolshe- viki have been driven back out of the Kiev bridgehead. Before this retire ment was forced, hesvy artillery fire was maintained on Kiev, often taking the form of a barrage, intended, ap parently, to prevent the Poles and Ukrainians from bringing up reinforce ments and supplies. Terror prevailed among the people :n the city during the bombardment, the sound of shells passing overhead to ward the roads leading into Kiev from the west causing consternation when shell were not bursting in the city street. Capture of Odessa, the most impor tant Russian port on the Black sea. i reported. Oflicial'advices on the taking of the city have not as yet been re ceived,. the communiques dealing with events of some days ago, apparently, as they tell of the capture of Tu'.t sehin and Bratblau. on the Bug river, some distance north of Odesa. UNDERWOOD CERTAIN OF BEING RETURNED. Alabama Senator Received Majority la the Democratic Primary Tuesday. Birmingham. Ala . May 12 Senator 0car W. Underwood ws asured to day of the nomination to succeed him self. a the reult of yesterday's state wide Democratic primary. In the four cornered rac for t'ie vacancy created by the death of Senator Bankhead. Rfreentative .1. Thomas Hcfl n and Captain Frank White were close con tender. axwding to incomplete unoffi cial returns. W. D. H0WELLS' FUNERAL. Was Held To-day at the Church of the Ascension, Ne-r York. Se nrV. May li.- Hirrsl wrice fiw Wiii.am IfcsR Hoe!l. d'stin-fT..-hd noc!-t nd rdiiot. in the ( bur. h of t Asrnn on Fifth ave Be todjiy. drew a thron of fnend and admirers, awionjr bom ere many of the for- avt firures j Amerii-an litrrary )fe. Ii font sine ',h bis reiwt. tHe ;. IH. IVr. v S. t.rsnt. I. to ; tr rt4 I - ih'; f ihr isrr-le c?i. I nrmi! nl IM arses taken to laml-ni, Mi.-s. U - BOATS 2-CENT SUGAR PROFIT LIMIT That Is for the Retailers, Rules Attorney-General Palmer ONE CENT ALLOWED THE WHOLESALERS U. S. Official Orders Dis trict Attorney in Boston to Begin Prosecution Boston, May 12. Attorney Oeneral Palmer to-day set the margin of profit to be allowed on sales of sugar at one cent a pound for wholesale and two cents a pound at retail. In a telegram to United Htates Attorney Tliomaa J. Boynton, the attorney general or dered that steps be taken immediately to prosecute persons taking larger profits. The attorney general' order will not have the effect of standardizing prices either at wholesale or retail, according to Mr. Boynton. Dealers obtained their stocks at different prices-and as a re sult sale prices will vary, but in no case can profits exceed the margin allowed. KIEV PRESENTED SORRY PICTURE. When Seen By Americans Entering the City on the Heels of the Polish Troops Most of the Store Closed for Months. Kiev. May 8. (By. courier to War saw May 11.) (By the Associated Press.) Americans entering Kiev to day on the heels of Polish troops were struck with the neglected and delapi dated appearance of the city. There waa scarcely a building intact with the exception of" a brick store. In resi dential districts, where frame house formerly stood, there remain only pro truding. foundations. Board after board had been taken away for firewood dur- nit the winter of the last few years, until nothing remains of auper-struc- tures. The streets were covered with dirt and filth, and in many place neglected pavement were overgrown with grass. Even streets in the center of the city have been unrepaired for several years and present gaping holes every few feet. Nevertheless the cupolas and spires of it numerous churches still give Kiev its famous sky line, which at tracted the attention of the advancing troops long before they reached the City. Some of these towers adorn some of Russia most ancient places of worship. Most of the stores of Kiev have been closed for months, and even years, and the only shops showing signs of life are those selling food and drugs, where lit tle if anything remains on the shelves. For ten davs Kiev has been hungrier than ever before. Peasants refused to bring food from near by districts be cause of the uncertainty of conditions in town, the bolsheviki being busy with the work of withdrawing their forces. When the Polish and l"krainian troops marched into Kiev to-day peas ants accompanied them to the edge of the town and after the soldiers had made a formal entry the country peo ple swarmed the markets. Late this afternoon hungry housewives were buy ing food, of which there was a plentiful supply, and the tired Polish soldiers were also replenishing their stocks of food. GERMANY ESTIMA TES DAMAGE SHE DID But Complains That Her Proposals to Accelerate the Work of Restora tion Are Ignored By France. Berlin. May 12. Germany has made an independent appraisal of damage done in devastated districts in France nr.d Belgium and has incorporated her findings in a detailed memorial which will be presented to allied representa tives immediately, according to a statement made at the foreign office to the Associated Press to-day. Complaint wi'l be na le it J srtid. that notwithstanding the fact :rmiry l.as shown every willingness to acceler ate the work of restoration, her pro pr!s hve been wholly ignored bv Fiance, which hes not brought forward ny plans of tier own. WILL SHOW MERCY. Russia Soviets Agree Not ts Execute Those Taken Prisoners. London. May I2.-Ruian bolhe ik authorities have agreed to spare the H'es of soldier captured from General IVnekines array in southern liu-sia. nd those of other anti-oviet troops, who may in future lie taken prioncrs. A note 'to this e,T-l i to day re reived by British otfirials in an'wer iu appeals ent to M.ow ' this coun try during the It fortnight. Suggestion is irtsde in tV bol-hevik note tht the r.ntih government ne gotia'e with bol-hevik represent t iv e ptefcrabty those now in ojx-nVia-f n. reraxd'e final i.i-oit ( of mrt p-ture-d in the fiihtm? vint tnr! IW-n kme and Io rf!'ie to rf.in; Con of trade rc'ts between the two count ri Th-ie b b-fi r diiti t" T'o iAi.'-t is--on. e hr'' - m .fifa. tt'- ile f ., Hi I Kp ot l-fi nrr will aucr ! be scared. BATTLE LASTED ALL DAY LONG Carranza's Loyal Band and Rebel Forces Clashed Near San Marcos OTHER REBEL FORCES TO PREVENT ESCAPE American Consul at Vera Cruz Says U. S. War ships Aren't Needed Vera Crur, May 11. President Car ranza'g army of 4,000 men, virtually surrounded by rebel forces commanded by Generals Hill an3 Trevino, is mak ing a determined stand in a strong po sition it has taken up between San Marcos, Puebla, and the village of Hua manila, 10 miles northwest, in the state of Tlaxcala, according to advices re ceived here. The struggle went on all day to-day, and according to the latest report the tarranza forces had not been dislodged. Rebel reinforcements under eomnuind of General Porra have been ordered up from t'ordoba, and have taken up posi tions at San Andres and ( lialrhics nulla, southeast of the scene of to-day's bat tle, probably 'for 'the purpose of pre venting the escape of Carranza, should he succeed in breaking through the lines thrown around him. Reports state the I'arranza forces are entrenched long the Mexican National railroad. General Can dido Aguilar, son-in-law of President Carranza and governor of the state of Vera Crur., has abandoned all chance of escape from the country in an effort to join his superior and share in his fate, says a dispatch to El Dictamen. Emissaries from General Aguilar con ferred with General Sanchez' chief of staff and asked that their commander be permitted to pass tliroufih the rebel lines toward San Marcos, this request was granted, but it was tipulated General Aguilar must lie accompanied only by his general staff and civilians all of his soldier being barred. Paul H. Foster, American consul here has reported to the state department in Washington that conditions are re turning to normal, that the live and property of foreigners have not been molested, and that there is no cause for retaining L'nited States warships iu Mexican water, where they may cause friction. Felix Diaz, leader of rebel group in the state of era Cruz, has asked permission to leave the country, prom ising he will take no further part in political movements in Mexico. It ia probable his- request will be granted. ' NOT A SHOT FIRED In the Surrender of Piedras Negras to the Revolutionists. Eagle Pass, Texas, May 12. Piedra Negras, the Mexh-an garrison town op posite Eagle Pass, was surrendered to the revolutionists at midnight last night. Not a shot was fired. THREE MILLION YEARS OLD. Skeleton of Giant Dinosaur Recently Dug Up in Alberta. Toronto, May 12. A fossil skele ton of a giant dinosaur, three milli in year old, recently dug out of the mountains in Alberta by Professor W". A Park, has been presented to the Koyal Ontario museum here. The skeleton is 27 feet in length. LEAGUE OF NATIONS TO BE CALLED BY WILSON Preparations for the Meeting Are to Be Taken Up By League Council at 1 Rome Meeting. Washington, D. (,'-. M' 12 The first meeting of the assembly of the league of nations probably will be called by lVesident Wilson this year. Preparations for the meeting are to be taken up by the league council during its Rome meeting this month, and as it has been estimated that at least, four months should elapse between the is sue of the call and the actual gathering of the semlily, the meeting will prob ably le in the fall. By the terms of the league covenant, the first meeting of the assembly is to be called by the president of the l'nited Ststes. The nations entitled to formal representation in the assem bly. a prepared by the lesgue. number ."Ci and it is expected the council at its liome meeting will divide to notify these countries that the assembly will be convoked during l!2t but leave the date for later determination. In the meantime the preparatory work neces sary lor the mcetinif can be earned out' by the league itself and state par ticipating enn le notified as to what matters are in sight for consideration. The minimum four-tn"nth intervals between announcement of the meetinB nd the meeting itself are deemed necessary not only to allow time for selection of represent stives in ech country. tut alo btiaiMe !liee repre sentatives should have opiortiinity to study msttcrs to be con-idered In-fore arriving on ttie -cne TALK OF THE TOWN Ralph Winter of Tn.w h 15. who cut a deep gh in l.i riht foot near the in-tf wh.lc unpacking a crate of aes two weeks airo. is able to be about on crotches ii'is. The barbal! ?me ! Goddird semi nal v this ttcrno.n. wnc-n rcj;in . V will be p aved by ! bool tm and S. Miiici' uTe-e of ni n.NLi. ! t s!ron.et o!' team in t be lte. Frent the fact Ct St. W.bael bs d.f.aied Nor w it unerity s team and . I", de feated M odiebury cs. lepe. tbe players of the seminary tesm be aciniM-d a I so.t- ii-is to drf.at V tcs-n to a.-v. IV.iii an-! Woist w,ii be th- bst t,TT t t iie l.'-nie t n It i n- Mk )!K I'. J., r ,!.! - I . : .-ai".iy is l.'-:ct V II . Ircjr be !!.. -d bl two hits dui n; a, nc in a. n:. BEGINNING PROPOSED FOR "ONE BIG UNIONS Amaleamated Clothine Workers ef America Have Proposed to Unite With Amalgamated Textile Worker Of America. Boston, May 12. The" committee on resolutions of the Amalgamated Cloth ing Workers of America, in convention here, to-day had under consideration a proposal that their organization unite with the Amalgamated Textile Work ers of America. The proposal was made .by A. J. Muate, general secretary oi the textile workers, who addressed t he convention and urged a consohda tion. to be followed by a general ex pansion of the prganization to include worker ot every textile ana ciotnuig trade )n one big union. The (suggestion of Mr. Muate, f clergyman, who was prominent in be half of the striking textile workers at Lawrence, a vear airo, was received enthusiastically bv the convention. He said the proposed mercer bad the ap proval of affiliated trades throughout the country and would have tneir sup nort if carried into effect. The support of the clothing workers was needed, Mr. Muste said, to effec tively organke one million textile workers in thi country. "The textile industry,'' he added, "ranks first in America in the number of ita em ployes.- It is second in the amount of money invested in it and the wealth that it produces, but it ranks lowest in the wages that it pay and the condi tions it provide for its workers. . Joseph Schlossberir, general secre farv of the clothing workers, in giving the annual report of the general exec ntive boArd, reported that the organi zation alwavs had atood for. one inter national organiatton of all worker -n the needle trades. He said that United Cloth Hat and Cap Makers of North America had endorsed the idea and that the International Ladies' Garment Workers" union is now considering it in convention in Chicago. RULER OF CHICAGO'S . UNDERWORLD SLAIN "Eig Jim" Colosimo Was Killed at the Entrance to His Cafe Was a Millionaire. Chicago. May 12. The murder of Jumps ("Big ,'lim") Colosimo, propri etor of a restaurant famous in Chi cago' night life and patron of music, to-day remained a mystery. He was killed near the entrance to his cafe late yesterday. Among the theories advanced by the police were that relatives or friends of his former wife, recently divorced, were involved, that he was a "black hand" victim or that one of his many epemies, made during his rise from railroad track laborer to wealthy po litical and tenderloin leader, was re sponsible. The first person to be quest ionod aft er the shooting was. Mrs. Dale Winter (olositno, his young bride, formerly a singer in hi restaurant. 8he waa at ht me when her husband was shot, the police said. C'olosimo came to Chicago from Ttaly at the age of IS years. He found em ployment in section gangs and later ran a saloon and cafe. He made more than $l.(m,000, grew to be the ac knowledged ruler of the smith side un derworld, and built up considerable po litical prestige. SPA CONFERENCE HAS BEEN ADJOURNED. Meeting Between Allies and German Representativea Will Be Held Lata in June. Berlin. May 12. Decision to post pone the conference between allied and German representatives at Spa, Bel gium until late in June has been readier, according to the Nord Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung. The meeting was to have been held on May 25. LOYAL LEGION OFFICERS Were Elected at Annual Meeting Held in Burlington. Burlington. May 12. Vermont com- mandery. Military Order of the Iyal Legion,' held its -2!th annual mectinp at it headquarters in the Stannard Memorial building in this city at 6:3n o clock last evening. loiiowcn oy me annual banquet, at the Hotel Vermont. At the business meeting these officers were elected: Commander Companion Harvey P. Kingley of Hut land. Senior v ice commander Companion Mat I Powell of l'.urlinirton. Junior vice-commander Companion Xlortimer H. Proctor of Proctor. Recorder First Lieut. Carlo D. Wil liam of Burlington. BeKistrar Companion George S. Howe of Burlington. Trea-tirer Ma jor Charles L. Wood bury of Burlington. Chancellor Companion Henry H. 1 1 a '.' a r of Burlington. Chaplain ompanion Rev. I -sac C. Smart of Hurlnuton. Council C. E. Beach. T. R. Powell. Major C. H. F.Kite, II. M McFarlaud j and X. D. Blake. The d'-aih of one memlicr. Brigadier General Stephen I. .locelyn. occurred during the year. AN UNEXPECTED FINDV Held Up for Lack of Registration, Ko torist Had Three Barrel of Rum. Clinton. Ms.. May I-'. Calvin F. Traver of Waterbury. Conn.. arre1rd hv the pol.ee cany to air lor vera.-j in aiilnninhi i Wittioiit a i-ert li.ate i " t..,.! f.w,l offl.iaU when three barrels of whi-key h poing , a f h, ,..-.itrd. -cd m Traver. wou:d no, ...v -here be X "ZZr Br, ham i oi.l.nej the or .here be wa, I fj : ,,rir;1. bci,nd- !r stre-s upon the d:-in of dI- m " n I tera'- of "' ' ,,T kmmmz and wa- Saoftu, Ms laTeased 35.1 Per tent, i ellt 2 Vom trouble of thi n:uie Wa-hinstoa. D. C. for l'1 a"noiincd t..- l i. -....i. Ui irrii.ied :! Sauu-. Vj- . 1" -71. 2J7. or 3-1 I f"-r cent . .l.kon. M .b, W;Ui. or .Vt.S) rt tei.. H..r-o V V. 1. '-' : i i v r 1o pr .ni' J-i... Tcn'l.. !!; I., or 9 1 per nt. inT-a-e irpie- iii'-ifiif MAY BE ABLE TO REPORT TO-DAY But Quarry Wage Confer ees Were Still in Session Early This Afternoon AMOUNT OF INCREASE NOT DECIDED ON Workers Were Said to Be Standing Out for 25c an Hour Raise The. conference of the sub-commit tees from the national committee of the Granite Monumental, Building and Paving associations and the Quarry Workers' International association was still in progress at Montpelier early this afternoon, but it looked as if they would be able to report back to the general committees later in the after noon. If the report is accepted by the general committees, the proposal for ettlement of the wage demands of the quarry workers will go to the vari ous branches represented on both sides It was understood about the place of conference, the Pavilion hotel, that a raise -had been proposed by the own ers. but that the quarry workers were standing out for the 25 cents an hour increase they asked for in the first place. There are many scales of wages to be taken into consideration. The present agreement runs nntil April 1, 1922. In addition to the list of committee men announced in yesterday's paper is Alexander I-ale-oner of yumcy, Mass., representing the quarry owners of that city- WOMAVS BODY WAS FOUND IN ASH HEAP Was Badly Decomposed But Is Sup posed to Have Been That of Mrs. Alice Arsenanlt. Boston, May 12. The crime which was exposed by the finding of a wom an s body beneath an asti pile in a South End house yesterday, wa charged as murder to-day against Paul Ifeskalaki. a waiter. Daskalakis, who wit also known as Pappas, was recently associated with Mrs. Alice Arsenault in conducting the lodging house where the body, believed to be that of Mrs. Arsenault, wa found. He has Leon missing wince he old the house in January, after My ing the woman had left nim to" go to Canada. Daskalakis' home was in 8pringfield and the authorities there were notified to seek him alter the Is suing of a warrant in the local court. In advance of the autopsy. Medical Examiner Leary expressed the opinion that the woman had been killed after a struggle. The throat was cut deeply and there were several other wounds. The body was partly decomposed, hav ing been in the cellar apparently since fee. 20. the day Mrs. Arsenault dis appeared. TO STRAIGHTEN OUT TITLE. Administrator Appointed for Estate of Persons Dead 30 or 40 Years. In probate court U. I. K. Smith of Montpelier has been appointed admin istrator of the estate of Mary Smith Sweet, late of that city. Mrs. Sweet died in lS'.Mt. 1-ast week ho was ap ointed administrator of the estate of another relative, who died in lt3J ya- I These appointment were made toJ straighten out a title to some property, although it is the first time the ad ministrator has been appointed in the-e two estates. It wa supposed that Mary Smith Sweet died first, but later it ws found this was not the ease. Vasily K. Ducas of Waterbury has been appointed administrator of the estate of Angelina K. IHicas. late of that town. F. H. Sawver of Moretown has settled his accounts in the es tate of Hannah Bruce and Plumca A Sawver. late of Moretown. Edward B. and Alice E. Hall of Boston have been appointed executor and executrix of the elate of Mrs. Frances E. Junes, late of Waterbury. BURLINGTON CONCERNS GROW. Two are to Add 1500 Share to Their Capitalization. The O. L. HmJs company of Bur lington has" filed with the secretary cf .tale the certinYstc that it proposes to i-siie 4tN share of common and l.'00 shares of preferred stock at lno a share a an increase in the capitaliza tion. The Horatio Hiekok company of the same city certified that it intend to in,-rr.e its preferred stoik 1"0: shares at 1M a hre and that cah will be u.sd in making the increase. The Northern ermont Motor com pany of that citv ba paid up 2t.t00 of it capital tioek. WUI Watch Adulterations Carefully. A niceties of the creamery inpec- 'tir- hcid st the azriciiltuMl de parlmeni Stale lb-use. ye1crday. !-.. fr ork for ihe com nc saon r work lor me com nc ere dcuscd. particularly in refer- j ence to inpcction of creameries and ' frm In the winter time the inm-c- ,rtU-ular attention to check- ' . ... ... "'if em;ieril ' be creamer- tt:on. out when a .ea more incnii"s ' t-vf ioDod -n the !-t. am sow -w- were traced a pra- .c-r .f't.,(e4 bv ome farmers of pnti.af J chunks of in tV aa. k t cool it. cfi rram.iv noterl. with tbe r p ! t'';i .- eitttcs -u. adiii'erati'Siis ..fivtrv read lv ani ep take t- r.-'h' en ,' of e.l Z p t,t -tcs TW im ip.-e a bavT jk1 tj lot :av.'u- of tan kad, PREPARE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY IN BARRE Ballot Boxes Will Be Open on Tuesday, May 18, from Nooa Till 8 P. M. . to Let Voters Express Their Preference. The board of civil authority met again last evening in the city court room for the last time before the pres idential primary elections, next Tues day, May 18. The ballot boxes will be open from 12 m. until 8 p. m. and lo cated at the customary places. Last evening the members of the board con sidered the plan of having people in all wards vote in one centrally located building, undoubtedly the city build ing, so that the expense of elections might be eliminated to a certain ex tent and the work carried on by fewer men. ' Corrections made last evening were, Merle B. Clark, 18 Sheridan street; Alfred Dodge, 8 Richardson street, and Peter K. Morgan of 70 Aycrs street. Others to take the freeman's oath were Clarence A. Curtis of 47 Elm street, E. Ootiran Tellberg of Thomas street, John Ellis of Pleasant street, William McKenzie of 105 Seminary street, and Ouy J. Dindo'of 3 Hawes place. The meeting was adjourned until Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. THOMAS MEKKELSEN DEAD. Beckley Hill Farmer Died This Morn ing of Meningitis. Thomas Mekkclsen, who had been ill four week with meningitis, died this morning at 6:30 at his home on Beck- lcr hill. Mr. Mekkelsen was born in Yest- mark, Denmark. 4!) years ago. the son of Anna Maria Olsen and Michael I-ar-isen, now both deceased. In those days it was the custom of the" sons to' take the first name of the father. adding the Miflix, "son," hence the children's surnames were Mekkclsen, or Mi chael's son. Twenty-eight years ago Thomas Mekkclsen came to this coun try and directly to Barrc, where, 24 year ago, he married Anna Martana Larsen. and they ocean their Hie to gether on the Beckley hill farm, where tbev have ever since resided. Mr. Mekkelscn was a member of the Danish brotherhood, the Swedish Order of Vasa, the farmers' bureau and the farmers' exchange, wa an up-to-date farmer and popular not only among his countrymen in Barre. hut numbered hi friends among all his acquaintances, who were many. Besides his wife, he is survived hy two sons and one daughter, Fred, John and Mary, all living at. home; also by five brother and one sister. Anton Mekkelscn of Barre, Chris Mekkclsen of Willis mstown, John Mekkclsen of Oma ha. Xeb., Ole and Christian MekkeUen of Denmark, and Oline Mekkelscn, who also is in Denmark. luneral arrangements have not yet been completed. 150 QUARTS OF LIQUOR FOUND IN AUTOMOBILE Man Operating the Car Near Newport Was Arrested After Seizure Last Night. St. Albans, Msy 12. Word was re ceived at the local customs office this morning of the seizure last night in the vicinity of Newport' of an automobile containing ISO quart bottles of whiskey and gin. The man operating tne car was arrested and taken to the Newport jail, where it is expected a hearing will take place to-day. MEASLES MOSTLY And Barre Had Most of the Disease During ApnL Measles wa by far the most preva lent, communicable disease in the fifth health district durinir April, according . . . i. - i i.u - 1 w II l" T(Pn ."' W,B ' iturr; aim iiir wan ii m c the number of measles cases, having 83 of the 121 reported. Northfield had nearly all the w hooping cough. Mumps wa having a slight run, there being a total of l. case. One case of influenza was reported in Duxbury. The report is a follows: Influenza Duxbury 1. , Slumps Barre City 1, Barre Town 3. Bradford I. Brookficld 1. Montpelier 3, Northfield 3. Orange I. Byegste 21.".. Diphtheria Barre City 1. Montpelier 12. UHlo.Darre City R3, Barre Town 1. Bradford 2. Cabot 2, Fast Montpel ier 3. Montpelier 3, Newbury 2, 1'lain field 2, Strafford I. Vershire 2. Wash ington 4, Williamttown 2. Worcester 1121. Chicken pox Brre C:y 1. Barre Town 4. Bradford 1 o. Scarlet fever Barre Town 3, Fast Montpelier 3. Worcester 28. Whooping eouffh Berlin 3. Mont pelier 3. Northfield 27. Worcester 2 35. Pneumonia Marshfield I, Middlesex I, Vershire 13. District No. i Shows Improvement. St. Albans. May 12. The report of Dr. Warren .1. Howard, health officer of distrkt No. I. which include Franklin countv and Milton, shows a decrease in tfe number of communicable diseases reported in nearly every instance. I he largest decrease is in influenza cases, there being only eight reported in April. scomircdto2.!m March. Htherais 1 . i, i . rases reported are as ioiiows: ..ira.r J. whooping couch 7. scarlet fever 2. mumps 17. diphtheria z. cnicitennox i. typhoid fever I. INDIANA REPUBLICANS Gathered fr Thetr State Convention at Indianapolis. Indianapolis. May 12.- Kepiibti.ans gathered here to dy for the Mate con , vention during which delegates to the national convention in t hicazo wm oe choen, t4Bipleir state thkft nomi nated d a party platform adored. As the primary did not give ny preidenlil cand date a majority, a heated contest is expo ted ovei in fractions to delcctc. Demands Refased Thirl Tim. v,Vorrr-er. M.. My I. For the third titwe in three isis.ht. itesivsdt nt I He Wof.-eter t m-oldatd street Itaiwav ctnifiy cwp'oyes i"e 4n per'nnt rai-e in ry were retud lodv by effi tais f the company. BRIDGE BUILDER PRESENTS BOND A More Satisfactory Docu ment for $16,000 Offered the City of Barre ! tf ERRED BOND WAP TO CT ATTORNEY Mun;.tity Gets a Bill of $500 for Goods )amaged by Water A new bond presented by the Nr Hampshire Cement Construction Co., contractors on the South Main street two-span, granite arch bridge, was rej.v fcrred by the board of aldermen jhtso night to the city attorney for exami nation. The bond is by the Hartford Indemnity A Accident Co.. as was tho previoti bond, and is for the sum of $16,000. A cursory reading of the bond showed it to be more satisfactory than the former paper. Action on the bond will be taken later, it ia probable. In order to protect traffic at night during the course of the construo'.ion of the bridge, the lighting committee) . was authorized by the aldermen . t have a street light installed temporari ly on South Main Rtrcet near the placo where the detour sign is placed. The city found itself with one dam age bill on its hand last night when I D. Molla, Berlin street merchant, presented a bill for $413.62 for good in the cellar of the store which wcro damaged by water Tunning from a, break in the water msin. The bill wan in itemized form and included nearly all articles such as are generally car ried in food stores. The 'bill, as well a the request for permanent repair so that the flooding will not be repeated, was referred to the water committee. It was stilted that the breaks had been, reported some months ago but that no effective repairs were made. At otto time there was five or six feet or wa ter in the cellar of the Molla stora. Another complaint of too much wa ter was mde hy Felice Monti of Hum bert street, who told almut a leaking hydrant. He was tyld that the leak would undoubtedly he fixed, and the matter was referred to the water com mittee. doing from water to fire, the com mittee of the latter name reported fa vorably on C. .1. Leclair's application for a permit to build an addition to a small building on Blaekwell s-treet and also on the application of C. M. Ieith, to sink a gasolene tank on Merchant street, providing the lank is two feet tielow the surface. The reports were accepted. The Presbrey-Coykendall Co. was given a permit to install a fiOO-gal-lon tank near its granite plant off Wil ley street. Favorable recommendations by the building inspector were acted on as fol- . lows, permits beting granted: Icey Spence, to build 6x12 storm porch ou house on Warren street; Marrion & Olyeary to build a 22x1 garage off Willey street; Howard Wlieeler to build' a 5x16 milk room addition in rear of house on F.Im Mreet; Mr. John Cleary to build u garage at rear of property on North Main street; Mrs. John Isaacson, to build a 12x16 addi tion to ell at 1!) rieasant. street; to Fred Sargent to reshingle roof and patch at 52 Spaulding street. The building inspector's report of 3-S minor permits granted during April was accepted, a was the wire inspec tor's report of 17' permits granted iu March and 14 in April. These minor permits wore granted: K. Oltolini to move barn five feet. ."H Black well Mreet; E. Prechetti C move barn two feet at 7 Railroad street; K. C. Brock to keop pigs at l.)6 Washington street: C. E. Sunder land to move a henhouse from Brook street to 32 Johnson street. The North Barre Granite Co.'s application to place. any ropes over Railroad and Cambria streets were referred to the street com mittee. The appointment of A. A. Freeman . to be superintendent, of streets was unanimously confirmed, live aldermen voting. President Scott was away andt Vice-President Keefe presided. : Bills were ordered paid as follows: Street pa vroll, $672.49 ; enginecritigpr.y roll, 47.'73; water payroll, ,$127.22: fire payroll, 191.40; polioe Pynll, M.3.; " assessors' payroll, $?!; city hall janitor. $20; overseer and social worker, $26; Mrs. (J. Morgan. 1.20; Wire Inspector fiilbertson, $10.20; N. D. Phelps Co.. S6.03. APPEALED FROM DECISION Of Former Commissioner of Industries On a Damage Case. There i a feeling about Vermont su preme court at Montpelier that the esse of state vs. Frank C. Williams, will not be argued at the present termj because of the fact that Attorney tien eral F. C. Archibald is ill at his home in Manchester. The attorney general went, home the latter part of last week. The arguments were made yeterdy afternoon in the Caledonia county case ot Idell liowcll OBovle. Walter lwelt, Shirley liowel! and Bcrnice l-owcll vs. Parker -Voting company. This case i appealed from the decision of the commissioner of industries when itl.at office was held by R. W. Simonds i He held tht the petitioner were noli entitled to compensation because of the unusual family relations of the parties. This morning the argument were completed in the F.sscx county case ot1 Marohati wrotner vs. town oi v.anan i j jg rK, oVveloped out of taxation and comes to the hij:!cr court en an greed statement of tact. PLEADED NOT GUILTY. Nick Sacco, Alleged Member ia Bandit Crime at So. Braiatrec, Mass. Vuiney. )!., May 12. Nick Secn. alleged to have been a member of th iJiadit arwiip. "ho killed Paymaster Pkrmenter and his guard, at South b.-intn-c a month C". plewd"d wt inilly to dav to the rhujf of murder. IJ was held without bail ..r a bearing c: Mt If.