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VOL. XXIV NO. 57. FOLLOWED PRECEDENTS DECLARES SEC. DANIELS DEFENDING HIMSELF If He Erred in His Person . v nel Policies, He Told the r Senate Committee, It Was Because He Did as His Predecessors at the Head of the Navy De partmcnt Had Done. ' ESTABLISHED POL ICIES OF DEPT. USED It Was Not Until After the War Was Declared, Tes tified the Secretary, That Anyone Dreamed That Such a Great Naval Force Would Be Necessary, and Then Steps Were Taken to Meet -That Need. Washington, D. C. May 20.-Seere-tary Daniel to-day replied to tlie criti cisms of naval officers that he did not take adequate steps to secure sufficient personnel for the navy before the Unit ed States cnteted the war. Ho told the Semite committee investigatim the navy's conduct of the war that effort to link his personnel policies in 1014 with the World war had been "abor tive" and declared that if he erred then it was because he followed the precedents established by thofe who precede him in office. He had been criticized by Rear Ad miral Fii'u-s and other officers becau-c in 1914 be only asked Congvcss for enough men to" fill the peace comple ments of the hip. Secretary Pan els aid. although he was only following , recommendations of the general hoard, Made in conformity witk established policies "of the department. Mr. Daniels reviewed all the person nel legislation during hi term of office, and told the committee that what the navy did in enrolling and training young men during the World war has had no precedent in any navy during the lat or any previous war." The British navy, he said, totalled 415,162 officers and men when the armi t.ice was signed, against fi20,021 for the United States. In Mav 19H? the general board rec ommended 100,000 men as the number necessary for the navy for war in the -Atlantic Mr. Daniels said. On August of that year he recommended and ( ongress authorized just 3.000 less than that number, he declared. "Nobody- in the navy in 1015 or 1916 dreamed that in any war so many as 500,000 men would be needed," ho de clared. It was not until after the United States entered the war that it be came evident that preparation must be made on a. much larger scale than 100,000 men. he said. Efforts of Admiral Kiske to convey to the committee an impression that the secretary directed the general board in 1914 to eliminate certain rec ommendations with regard to the per sonnel were unjust to the board and to him, Mr. Daniels said. He did not xk for a large increase in personnel that rear, he said, because he did not be lieve Congress or the country were dis posed to spend the money necessary, adding, however, that he did not order any part of the board's lecomjnenda tio'ns withheld. He did suggest that the board stress the building program and eliminate reference to any partic ular increase in men that year. , Mr. Daniels paid tribute to the work of Hear Admiral Victor Blue, formerly chief of the bureau of navigation and read a letter from that officer denying Hear Admiral MeKean'a statement to the committee that shortage of navy personnel was largely due to an error msde by Admiral Blue in 1 0 1 . in esti matingthe compliments of ships. MILK DELIVERY CURTAILED By Action of 5,000 Driven In Joining Strike Movement. New York. Mar 20 Milk deliveries in Manhattan and long Island City wcre almost completely shut off to day by the unauthorized strike of milk natf i.ii drivers. leader, of the strike declared tliat ..XfO driver had joined the, walkout. I.i't union officials averted that no nvwe than " were out. The police di-perscd strikers at d;s ti hiitinz station. Several unsuceess fnl sttrn-pts Mere made by striker to s ie milk mek. One drier was as saulted and injured while attempting a delivery. HUGE STEEL PROFITS Are Asserted By Consultinj Economist of Railroad Unions. Wavhincton. D. C. May 2n.-lVi.es rf luste iron and steel product have increased P-r cent 'since DM4. ac (rdmg to W. .Ic:t Lau, k. nn'i!: '.nt: r"nnmist of the radroad union. In s brief fiicd with 'he l-lc lrd. and Biade public bete, be estimated tbe nr.f.li of the ltor steel r.n; fsn.es 3 . v . - s -, i-ssi bMt .r m linn? ne ' ' ' - ' - , . . . . . - -I if t r .t 1M" on every .im'inin ,i,ii. . , The brief declared that tie per ta I stof,! of the t m:e,i J-ia'e. ieei s.rt,.n ii-nraed frcas 4 " pvor l.t .be war. t- fl4.11. i ttieri.4 l j - cost irw-.esed t - 41 per el.t I the same fetn-d. Laock asrte4. PEACE SHOULD BE AN AMERICAN PEACE Vke-Pres. Marshall Hopes That Wilson and the Senate Will Reconcile Their Difference on the Treaty. Indianapolis, Ind., May 20. "Equal and exact justice to all men" as a remedy for unrest was prescribed by Vice-President Marshall in his key note address to-day before She state Democratic convention. He also urged jail sentences for profiteers and in-creased-production to relieve the high cwst of living. -I hold that the Democratic doctrine of equal and exact justice to all men and of special privileges to none will meet all the angry and irreconciled views of to-day," said Mr. Marshall. The vice-president also expressed the hope that President Wilson and the Senate would reconcile their differences over the peace treaty and fchat it would be ratified; but said no man should be read out of the Democratic party because of his opinion on the league of nations. "This was. as I undersand it," the vice-president aaid, "an American war. The peace should be an American peace. The war could not have been fought successfully as either a Demo cratic or Republican war. The peace can not bring that real peace which the American people want if it be made either as a Democratic or a republican peace. "I still hope that tlie president and the Senate will reach an accord 'upon such terms as will enable the treaty to be ratified and a de jure peace to be made with the government of r many, but as I grant to no man the right ia read me out of the Democratic party nor to say to me that I can not stand upon its platform, advocate the election of its candidates and vote for them, I, myself, will not say to any man that his views upon the league of nations inevrtably place him without the Democratic fold." BRITISH TROOPS WERE FORCED TO EVACUATE Through Invasion of Persia and Seix- ure of Part of Enzeli By the ' Bolsheviki. London, May 20. Invasion of Per sia and the seizure of the port of En zeli by the bolsheviki, with the evac uation of that town by British troops have created a stir here and the near eastern position is grave, it is declared in some quarters. Newspapersask what the British government is going to do, in view of its agreement w-ith Persia which was coneluded last year, and it is remarked that although that con vention did not commit Crcat Britain to defend Persia, it laid upon this country a serious moral responsibility. The view is taken in some quarters that the bolsheviki will probably ry to push on to Teheran, there being nei ther British nor Persian troops strong enoujjh to resist tbem in their ad vance. If they reach the Persian capi tal, a part of the population, accord ing to some views, is likely to rise in support of them. ITALIAN COUP D'ETAT Was Said to Have Been Planned to Take Place To-day. Iondon, May 20. Rumors of a plot for a coup d'etat in Italy were current in Home last night, according to a Milan despatch to the London Times. It is said (ieneral (Juiseppe (Prppinol Uaribaldi attended meeting of the "Groupe de Renoiivellcnient." at which it was decided to seize public buildings o:i Thursday. The Times correspondent adds: "Some truth is apparently attached to it, as poiiee,and royal guards occupied public buildings Wednesday night as a precaution against a possible attack and it is known Ceneral Garibaldi ha been negotiating with Signor Ciaspar etti, leader of the group. A similar story is printed by the IJaily Mail, but this newspaper also quotes a statement from Rome declar ing the rumor is unfounded. BIGGER FRANCE SCHEME U to Tax Bachelora And Head of Fam ilies Having Only Three Children. Paris. May 20 (French wireless serv Ui I'.takti.hnirnt of a national fund for large families has been approved by . . ... : ' TL. tne rrenen naisiny nwininin. i r fund si mild be raied by taxes on bach elors and on hesd of familie who have reached a cefin age and have Ihsn three living children. ENDORSED VERSAILLES TREATY South Carolina Democrats Also Voted Not to Instruct Delegates. Columbia. S. C May 20. South Car ol na IVmocrats in state convention la.t niL'lit fleeted nninstructed dele gates to the San Francisco convention mho trmt vote in a nnit, enlorea the Versailles treaty and the league of tiitinn. and declined to agree to per mit women to rote in the South taro- lina primary. DENOUNCED EXTRAVAGANCE. AUbam Rcjcbbcaas Say the Wilson I Administration Too Free. rjiTiirjTam. A'a.. Mar 20. The T.e- pi.L'i'-aa lte otneu.n re1eT(ly riec.a.necd ht it tef?t tVe' ettrsta Fr oi tVe j.tt; aimiii.-trat ti. fvi j .t-4 she nsrty rcf-id a rn I ....... I Ri-r!?'t-d a -1 tt .a-;e eic i)". REFUSE TO BUY ANY SUGAR National Preservers and Fruit Products Associa tion Takes Action IN EFFORT TO FORCE THE PRICE DOWN The Association Claims to Represent 83 Per Cent of Jam Manufacturers New York, May 20. The National Preservers and Fruit Products associa tion voted today that its members would stay out of the sugar market un til the price comes down. The asso ciation claims to represent 85 per cent of the manufacturers of the country who make jams, jellies and preserves. "The so-called shortage of augar does not exist," read a statement by Marcus Blackmore, president of the associa tion, who has iiyest igated available supplies with the help of the depart ment of justice and representatives of the refining industry. "Present prices represent pure inflation, caused through hoarding by sugar specula tors." He said that with the sugar already received in this country and the amounts couuacte'd for and available on the Cuban market, an excels of more than ,OO,0(M tons over last year's total consumption was in sight. "Iast year, with a governmerrt-fiscd price of nine cents a pound, we did not ue nearly as much sugar as we have available this year," he added, "and this year owing to nhe condition of foreign exchange and transportation conditions the demand for export is much smaller. The net result is that there is plenty of sugar, but the pub lic has been scared into paving the ex orbitant and outrageous prices by the speculators who have shouted short age and held their stocks lor Mill higher prices." Mr. Blackmore said that he and oth er members of the association had been surprised by the amounts of .ug ar they found stored up in the coun try. "When we started this investigation we thought, as everyone did, that there really was a shortage. Our purpose was to discover where the sugar was so we could get it for ue in our business. When we discovered the fanis, we called a meeting of the association. "Out of about t0 members repre senting 85 per cent of the jam, jelly and prexerve industry in the country, more than 45 caine to N'ew York. "Our action wasx,unnimou. After the members heard our report of con dition they voted unanimously to re fuse to purchase sugar until present high prices are cut in two. We will close down our factories after lining up the supplies we now have if the specu lators refuse to listen to reason." It is the hope of the asNivnat inn to start a nation-wide movement among manufacturer using suyar and also among the housewives of the country aimed at nhe present high pric--. "If the housewives want to help, they should begin by using up the small supplies of 2-" and 10 iound which most of them have stored away." Mr. Blackmore savl- "As soon as the dealers see the buying has ceased, the prices will tumble and the enormou stocks now stored in warehouse and freight ears will become available at reasonable figure". "Foreign countries which never be fore shipped sugar to the 1'nited States are now invading the American mar ket, content to deprive themselves of ifheir normal supply in order to profit by the high prices this country is will ing to pay." A report of the association's execu tive committee said: "The sugar market in the 1'nited States is to-day the highest in the world and because of this has attract ed shipments from Germany. Frame. Denmark and aome 15 other countries, including China and .lava, many of which have been consistent purchasers on the American market. "The present attitude of the owners of sugar t that the American consum er, regardless of price, will refuse lo curtail ronsumption. but will insist on a maximum supply. This position is not shared by the preserving interests, who beliexe'tbat the peak has been reached and that the figures compiled later in the year will show that the Americsn consumer has exerric, re straint." Mr. Ttlakcmorc said that in foreitn market products made of sugar were much cheaper than here. -In Rotterdam, for instam-e." he ai.l. "I know of a supply of rton.nno pounds of America made choolatc. II is mi v below the same commodity in thi country, but there isn't any market fur it there and the transportation situa tion makes it impossible to move It." Mr. Rlakemore said that tbe Nation al Association of Manufacturers -f Fruit Syrup and Soiia Water Flavors had recommcndd that its merolwr make no contracts for sugar at pr--cti( priee. and that the candy manufac turers' association was etej to take similar action nxt week. SAVES DAYLIGHT SAVING. Gct. S:t of New York Refasea to S't he ReyesI Biil. lhanj. . V. May - iirrwn ir. 'h to , v . .! a lull .!c.,R.d ; f jif sl the Vj fh satin; law. BARRE, VERMONT, THURSDAY, MAY. 20, MATEWAN.W.YA., AN ARMED CAMP Deputy Sheriffs, Armed With Rifles, Patrol Streets After 12 Were Killed CONSTABULARY SENT INTO TOWN v ' Private Detectives and Cit izens Fought Over Trouble Starting in (Coal Mine Matewan, W. Va., May 20. One hundred deputy sheriffs, armed with rifles, to-day patrolled the streets in this mining village, the scene of the killing of 12 persons last night in buttle between private detectives and citizens. State constabulary was ex pected at any moment. The deputies, rushed here last night, made no effort to disperse gatherings oi' citizens at the railroad station, wait ing for the state troops. Last night's shooting, in which de tectives clashed with citizens and the police, lesulted, according to authori ties, from action of the detectives, who evicted a number of miners from Stone Mountain company houses yesterday. Two of the company's mines were closed recently when it became known that an effort was being made to un ionize them. The miners claim that the detectives were sent to dispossess families of workers who had been dis missed. A shot, said by the authorities to have been fired from the coat pock et of Albert Felts, a detective, and which ended the life of Mayor Lester man, started the battle. An instant after he fired. Fells, according to au thorities, was killed by "Sid"' Hatfield, the chiccf of police. The shooting then became general and when the battle ended seven detectives, the mayor and four miners were dead aud three other persons badly wounded. Felts, it is said, hail a warrant for the arrest of Chief Hatfield on a charge, that he had taken a prisoner from detectives some time ago. The mayor was reading the warrant when he was killed. THE STORY OF THE FIGHT A3 Related By Sheriff Blankenship of Mingo County, W. Va. Williamson. W. Va., May 20. Six troopers of the West Virginia state police arrived here at dawn on their way to Matewan, according to Sheriff G T. Blankenship of Mingo county. "A 1 understand the situation at Matewan," said the sheriff, "a number of men had been discharged fmnv their employment in the mines, after it be came known that efforts were being mr.de to take them into the miners un ion Thev lived in houses owned by the Stone Mountain Coal Co.. and after their dismissal the company served no tice on them to vacate. A party of Baldwin-Felts detectives went from here to carry out Instructions. "Kight families were evicted and the detectives, about 12 in number, were on their wav to the railroad station to return to Williamson when Albert Felts attempted to arrest "Sid" Hat field, chief of pofice of Matewan. mi a warrant charging that Hatfield had taken a prisoner from one of the de teehves some time ago. "Mayor I.estermau, who was nearby, asked to see the warrant. Felts handed the mayor the warrant and he was reading it when Felts shut him. Hat field then killed Felts. The shooting then Iwcame general, the crowd closing in around the detective. Seven of them were killed and one. who ran into the Tug river, wa shot. Two others are liclicved to be hiding in the mountains near the village."' "BLESSING IN DISGUISE.- Shooting at Matewan May Prove, Say Mine Workers' Official. Charleston, W. Va.. Mav 20. -Fred S. M'xuiey, secretary of the I'nited Mine worker of district 17. said t-dsy that she shioling at Matewan might prove "a blcsing in di-guise." "I firmly lielieve." he said, ''that it will mark the beginning of the end of thug'Vnle in some of the mining coun ties of the state. "When coal companies were serving their notices Sheriff Rlankrn-)ii called the miners who hail been organired to gether and inquired whom they pre ferred as the instruments of their evic tion the sheriff's office or the detec tives. The workers tiaid that they would abide scrupulously by any judg ment of the courts and would inter pose no olstale to the execution of the law by the sheriff. "The sheriff then cve the miners his word of honor thai he would pro tect them from unlawful arts of the detective agency. In making bis word good, he ordered the arrest on due complaint. 1 believe, of 27 of the de tectives f,r arbitrarily evicting work ers in advance of the trial of their casca in court.' NO ADVATAC,F. TO ANY CANDIDATE Although of the ?86 Delegates to Republican National Convention Have Been Elected. hicaso. May 20.- With the Kepulli an national movent ion only 1H days away and out of the !e4 delegates already elected, the situatiisn facing Kepulslican candidates is that no candidates will enter the convention with enough vtes pledged to him to give him any decided advantage over his opponent. Forty -even of the .V! sta'es a'ld ter ritories have hosen their delegations and are send-ng t. ( hi'-a,, vi'iin strocted delegates. 44 more than a roa jcritv c.f ail those who will st ia the onventn a. Nw York Increases Its Price. Nea vk. May 231 -The New V U j i.,e nnoin.s "-dy inrr.-s-e, ;i.,m fan three cms a copy, t :Tc- iiir to Biotit-w. HANDING BACK ao CENTS , WITH EACH DOLLAR SPENT. Wait, Mass., May 20. Dry goods stores here have gone those of the big cities one better in reducing costs. Prices have not been changed, but the stores are handing customers back 20 cents in cash for every dollar spent. PRICE-REDUCTION WAVE CONTINUES Takes in Many Parts of the Country Reductions from 20 to 50 Per Cent are Reported. Chicago, May 20. Reports of price cutting by mercantile establishments continued to-day to come from all parts of the country. They include Spokane, Wash., two stores, 20 per cent reduction ; Aberdeen, Wash., two stores, 20 to 50 per cent cuts; Missoula, Mont., three stores cut prices; Phoenix, Ariz., two stores, reductions up to 25 per cent, with one of the stores cutting men's silk shirts one-third. One of the largest, milk distribut ing companies of Lincoln, Xeb., an nounced a reduction from 15 cents to 14 cents a quart. ' A San Prancisco store devoted to the more costly classes of women's ap parel announced a rcduciion ranging from 20 to ol) per cent "on every gar ment and article in the store." Price cutting continued in New York. The principal reductions are in cloth ing and shoes whh cuts from 15 up to as high as 70 per cent in one in stance. Newspaper advertisements to day tell the story of the reduction with such lines as reductions of $23 to $70 in women's high class wraps; "50 per cent off on our entire tock of misses' and children's hats"; "any suit, coat or dress at half price"; "finest gTade shoes in the house $11, formerly $13." DEMAND FOR CARS DISRUPTS SCHEME Individual Industries Are Calling for Preferential Treatment Cars Are to Be Transported West. Washington, D. C, May 20. De mands of individual industries for preferential treatment in the allot ment of cars threaten to disrupt the general plan adopted by railroad man agers and the interstate , commerce commission for relieving the freight congestion. Transfer of 20,000 box cars from the Atlantia seaboard lo the lines west of Chicago and 30,000 coal cars from west to east has been -recommended to the commission bv a committee of railroad executives, the movement should be completed within 30 days to be bene ficial, the committee savs. FAVOR MAJOR CR0SSETT For President of Norwich University Boston Alumni AcL Boeton, May 20.-The Boston Alumni association of Norwich university of Northflcld, held a special meeting and dinner at the Crawford house last eve ning for the purpose of discussing the election of a president of the universi ty which fakes place next Saturday at Northficld. Major Frederick M. Orossetl of N'ew York City, one of the candidates for the position, and Charles H. Nichols, who, as a member of a committee of three trustees of the university chosen to select candidates, recommends Major ( rossett's election, were gnct4 and speakers. Other seaker included Dr. (Jemge K. Sabine of Hrookline. of the class of i 'S. one of the oldest graduates of the university; F'red H. Clark, street com missioner of Kramingham; George Thomas, a former president of the Boston association, and Secretary N. L. Tewkesliery. .1. Albert Holmes, presi dent of the association, presided and abou 40 members attended. The association went on record as joining with the other associations of the country as unanimously in favor of Major Crossett as president of the uni versity. The other candidate is Kev. Frasei- Met.ger of Randolph, who has the indorsement of the two other mem bers of the trustee's committee. Tbe election will lie by the board of trus tees. WOULDN'T LIVE LONG. Woman on Trial is Said to Have Told About Her Husband. Northampton. Mass., May 20.--Slow progress was made in taking evidence this forenoon at the trial of Mrs. Anna Tomakiewic for murder. The testi mony was mostly through an inter preter. Mrs. Michael Brakos. sr., testi fied to Tomaskicwier. coming to her house on Sunday mornina before going to thejiosoital at Ilolyoke in the aft ernoon, the day before he died. He sat on the steps, his nose was bleeding and bis w ife came with !hiin and she beard loud conversation between the two. Toms-kiewicr. came to her house to get help. He could not get help at home, he said. Miss Marv Brakos. a daiichter of Mr. and Mrs. Brakos. a pirl of 14. said she had lcen in the store of her father and testified that Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Tomakiew irr came to the store almost every nijrht in do trading. he hcarj Mrs Tomaskiew icx on one occasion ask Mr. Toma-kieaici for some money and he refused to give her any money. This wan bromrht out in cross-examination bv the defense. While Tomaskiewic wras sick, she said in the store that Andrew would not live long. SOUGHT FREEDOM ON LOG. Onnie Elkhill's Vehicle of Escape Did j Not Move Fast tncugn. j P.,w-on Msv -2H. - Onnie F"khiil of I Cleveland. .." an IS vcar-old forger. iaped fmm a woiking party on lxng ft .n.t in ihe inner hsrbr lat nghi. He l..i.ts l simn f r -everal h.ur asu'rie l.e i.-s nnlil a tob.vs' pwked ;im Hp. He was rctuie4 t the hou-e vf coiicvtion -jo !cer K.anJ t day. 1920. SOLDIER RELIEF BILL ADVANCES Even if Passed by. House May Not Get Thro' Sen ate Before June Recess REPUBLICAN PLAN -FOR $625 MAXIMUM That Amount Would Be Paid for Foreign Service at Rate of $1.25 a Day Washington, D. C, May 20. A 10 per cent stock dividend tax,' retroactive to last March 15, was approved to-day by the House ways and means com mittee as a part of the taxation scheme for financing soldier relief leg islation. Adoption of the tax provision by a margin of one vote precipitated such a fight in the committee that favorable Teport on the bill was delayed, with opponents of the stock tax seeking reconsideration. The committee also refused by a strict party vote to accept an 80 per cent retroactive war profits tax, pro posed by Democratic committeemen. Chairman Fordney expected to ask the rules contmittee to give legislative preference to the bill. This would as sure consideration in the House either Saturday or Monday. Leaders said how ever, that the biH,'if approved by the House, stood little chance of being passed by the Senate before the recess June 5. The bill, approved by a vote of IVL to 30 in the caucus, provides for pay ment of adjusted compensation at $1 for each day's domestic service and $1.25 for each day's foreign service with a maximum individual grant of $500 for domestic service and $fi25 for foreign service. Other provisions in clude a plan for paid-up insurance, home and farm aid, vocational educa tion and extension of priority right to settle lands, the total amount of indi vidual loans granted under this section being $1,000. Payments would be based on service from April fl, 1917. to July 1, J019, and would begin July 1, 1W21, and continue quarterly for three years. ODD FELLOWS' ENCAMRMENT. H. L. Russell of Rutland Elected at Burlington. Burlington. May 20. The second day of Odd Fellows' week in Burlington was taken tip with the annual meeting of the grand encampment of Vermont. The reports of the otlicers ahow that there has been a net gain of 113 mem bers in the encampment during the year. This places ihe membership at 1876, whu n is the highest mark in his tory. It is expected that it will grow to more than 2,000 the coming year. The encampment elected the follow ing officers: H. L. Russell of RuVland, il. P.; K. K. Campbell of Waterbury, a H. P.: .. H. Talmer of Bristok S. V.. (Jerry F. Walker ji Bellows Falls, 1. S.; C. G. Staples of Brattle boro. O. P.; H. H. Kidder of Wood stock, .1. W. The officers were installed by V.. F. Nash of Burlington, assisted bv W. P. Horton of But land. "The following grand officers were ap nointed: P. A. Dean of Bellows Falls, ii. M.; C. W. Steel of Highgate. . I.; P. J. Franznni of Rutland, G. O. S. The Past (Jrand Oftic-rs' association lelil their annual meeting nt the Hotel Vermont in the afternoon :ind this was followed in the evening by a banquet, which all Odd Fellows attended. The following officers, who served lst year, were re-elected: President. Henry C. Farrar of Rutland: viee-presi-ident". S. B. Waite of Hyde Park: sec retary. Frank Jackson of Harre: treas urer. O. K. Chilson of Burlington. The executive committee consists of J. H. llaijrh of .Brattleboro. Calvin Kndeen i f Bennington and (i. K. Walker of Bel lows Kails. The banquet was attended by 22". Henry C. Farrar of Rutland was the toast'master and the speakers were General H. A. Bond, department com mander, of Worcester. Mass., Rev. George F Pri of Rutland. Iwis C Siiaw of Warner. N. H., crand master. Alexander ltucan of, Barre, 'grand master and Miss Km ma Gates of Lud low, secretary of the assembly. The rommittee iii charge of t..c banquet was Rav K. Fry, O. B. Chilson and R. K. Whit lock. CENSUS RETURNS. New London, Conn., Has 25,688, In crease of 6,029. Washington. D. ('.. May 20. Cenus reports announced today included: New London. Conn., 25,0S9, increase tt.frjit, or 30.7 per cent. IVnver. Col., 2.".3C!. increase 42, ftss. or 20.1 per cent, Tacoma. Wash., fMi.fWi5, increase of 13.322, or 15. H per ceirt Klixabeth. N. J.. !'5.c77, increase of 22.275. or 31. per cent. Knglewo.d. N. J.. ll.17, increase of 1.W3, or 17.1 per cent. Garfield. N. J.. I9.3M, increase of !,liiX, or fl.sl per cent. Hamilton count v. O.. containing Cin oinnati. W3,7a, increase 32,93, or 7.6 per cent. CHARACTER WITNESSES Were Put en the Stand in Defense oi Jennie Zimmerman. Springfield. Ma., May 20. Mis Jennie Zimmerman, who yesterday ended 18 hours on the witness stand a the defendant in her trial for the mur der of Henry Zimmerman, her cousin. was recalled to the stand to-aay oy Distrkt Attorney Wright to answer a few additional qnestiors. These dealt with her relation with Dr. Zimmer man, both in 1917 and 1919. She wa unable to recall whether the alleged assault upon her in the doctor's oftns occurred on Sunday or a meek dav. She denied ever say in that ber revenge would be complete if she could see Dr. Zimmerman crippled fr life. reer Balkm. a friend of the family, in whom Mis Z:mmennn of Ten en fided. ws the frst of several character it bcsm called. MARTINEZ SENTENCED. After Pleading Guilty to Charge of Adultery. Francisco, Martinez, who was arrest- fed ia Barre lait May after the murder of Lucina V. liroadwell, appeared in Washington county court yesterday afternoon, pleading guilty to the charge of adultery, with which he was charged following the inquest in which the Isabelle Parker house in Barre was involved.- He was given a sentence of five years in the state prison and a fine of $500 and costs and upon his raising the fine ihe will be released upon pro bation. Rose Pelky was named aa co respondent. County court did not . adjourn on Wednesday afternoon as it was ex pected in the morning it would do, owing to business that it was supposed had been disposed of for this term. Mare evidence was produced relative to the Crane divorce matter and Mr. Crane was on the stand for a couple of hours, giving the court information as to how he handled ihis. financing of a wood job. When the attorney did not get all the information there seemed to be regarding a matter the court asked many questions in an effort to produce a 'better-looking balance. Mr. Crane was willing to place $500 in some person's hands for the benefit of a child but did not believe his wife could handle it. He was closely ex amined relative to an automobile he was driving an4 as to chattel mort gages. Harry Daniels was also on 'the stand for a 'short time relative to his finances with the band. DESTROYERS ORDERED TO MEXICAN WATERS The Rodgers And the Converse Are to Take tbe Places of Vessels Al ready There. Boston, ' May 20. The destroyers Rodgers and Converse have been or dered to proceed to Mexican waters to relieve vessels now on duty there. The Rodgers was on her way to-day and the Converse was preparing to sail to- INTERESTING SESSIONS HELD. By Washington County Sunday School Association at Montpelier. The convention of the Washington County Sunday school association, held in the Bethany church in Montpelier Wednesday, was attended by about UK) delegates, "and-a very interesting con vention was held. One of the most in teresting parts of'tbe program was the address by Miss Kdith Town of Miila delphia, who has been working in Ver mont and who tola ner auoience iasi evening that the' Sunday school must come up to date on its niotliocts. .Mr I.vtle of Boston, one of the assistant secretaries of the Congregational enu cation committee, also spoke, in the an sence of other speakers. Rev. A W Hewitt was unable to he present, ao the Garv plan was not explained. Rev. F. L. Goodspeed of Barre, the president, spoke briefly at tbe opening of the session upon the work aecom plisbed. The reports of the stiff erent county officers and departments showed much' progress in nearly every 'line. B. A. Sumner of Montpelier was elected in take over the temperance work. Tlie new otlicers included: President, Rev F. L. Sargent of Northficld; secretary, Mr. Boyd of Eoxbury; treasurer, .nrs C. N. Barber of Barre. Kev. Charles St. John, pastor of Bethany church, spoke relative to the significance -of the lads urougut out bv the rrports. In the afternoon the conference was of great value, because the discussion were noon the subjects in which those present weremost interested and w idled information upon. imam .i. i-awrence who was to have spoken during the aft ernoon, was unable to be present. G. Frnest Bobbins, secretary of the Stat' Sun, In i- school association, gave the delegates considerable information in respect to 'he work. Rev. B. G. I.ipsky in the evening gave his audience a very interesting talk upon the task before the Simdav schools. Among the t-ubj'-ts talked over in the afternoon conference were the in creasing of attendance, co-ocration of the homes, observing special days. church attendance as a part of the re liirious work, and tbe problem of e curino teachers. The convention also voted to raise l.V -r member of the enrollment in each m IiooI. in place of 10c a has formerly bevn tlie"custom. This is due to the' on -i uitly increas ing cost of the v. oik. WASHINGTON COUriTY RETURNS On Preferential Presidential Primary Show Wood in Lead. . The following Washington county towns, in addition to Barre and Mont pelier, h:ie rejMirted the following re sults of Tuesday's presidential pri mary to the secretary of state: Ro- bry Wood 2. Coolidge 1. Webster 2: Warren W ebster 4. Wood l., Johnson 5, Ibvover 3; Ihivbury Wood 5, Hoov er I. Coolidge I. Jobnsoji 2; Moretown W ood .", Hoover . Johnson 2, Web ster 1. Coolidge I: Fayston Woid 13. Hoover 1. l-dwards I; Itcrlin ood P. Hoover : Barre Town Wood 20. Web ster .". Hoover S; Middlesex Wood , Johnw n 4. Web'ter 2. Hoover 1. Cool idge 2. Hughes I; W ait-ticid -Wood 1. Hoover I. Johnson I; Worcester Wood 10, Johnson 2: Waterhsiry Wood 2. Hoover 13. Johnson 4. Web ster 2. Coolidge 1: Jit Montpelier Wood 12. Hoover 3. Johnson 1, Hughes 1; Woodhury Wood e Hsver X. Web ster. Coolidge 2. D. B. DWINELL A CANDIDATE. Calais Man Seeks Nomination to Office of County Senator at Sept. Primaries. Already there are other candidates in tl.e field, and 1 feel i: my duty to . , . . v t . i. ; . . . ... rn v tr-ena ana v 4.0- n cunii- . .w er in Washing on county 4 announce mv intenti-fis of lw,nm.T,2 a candidate for the (fii.-e of county senator at the primary election September. Two'years a.-o there were six p.r ant to'this .fbe. and lcV,inff hwt 14 vole of beirg one A the three siK-oes. fal can.Waies. I feel ttat I fcad very loral s'ipport. "l wi-h so ibsrk a I my friends f.-r tt,e en. .rtiraremept E ne. ae4 i he. -wiis rf this ' I am anncm-i ins J n,s ari:;.n 'iM-ss ; t. W a CI ' si e at :h 1s-u- 1 1. B lt I PRICE, TWO CENTS. PRRRRTIPR M LUXURY MEN New -York Banks Co-oper ate With Federal Reserve Board to Deflate Credits Counts will L0A' FOR B's, NECESSITY afV Peo , candling Jewelry, ..sure Automobiles, Nf urs Etc., Warned NT New York, May 20. New York; hanks to-day ' applied pressure to im porters and merchants dealing in luxi uries and non-essentials, in complit ance with request of the federal re rerve board that they aid in the natation of credits. Customers who handle such lines at jewelry, pleasure automobiles, furs, ob jects of art, cosmetics and the mor luxurious articles of wearing apparel, were notified that for the time being they would only be accorded such cred. it accommodations as were absolutely necessary for tbe conduct of their bus. iness. At a dinner to-night, tendered by Paul M. Warbury to the executive com mittce of the American Aeeeptancs council, it is expected that the bank' ers will decide upon some cooperativ formula whereby banks throughout tlx country may coopesate with the re serve board" on the government's de notation plan. Bankers from other cities who hava been asked to be present include Dan. iel G. W'ing, president of the Firgt Na tioiial bank of Boston. MADE APPEAL TO PRESS To Aid In Improving the Liberty Bond Situation. Washington, D. C, May 20. Th treasury department appealed to-day t the press of the I'nited States to aid in improving the Liberty bond situa. tion by carrying in their columns a statement as to the intrinsic value of the bonds and their present prices. t The statement explained the reasons lor present prices and suggested meth od;) for their improvement. MRS. GEORGE BRIGHAM. Died Yesterday at Her Home on Quarry Street, Funeral Sunday. Mrs. George Brigham of 0 Quarry street died yesterday at her home aft er an illness of four weeks. The wom an, but recently a mother to a nev , ii- j . i t porn onuo, -svinerea stmic uai irwa consumption, and it was this disease which chiefly caused her death. Alice Myrtle Bapp was born in Fair fax, Sept30. 1HS8. the daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Edward Bapp. She came to Barre when Kt years old and resided here ever since. Her marriage to Mr. Brigham occurred si years ago in Montpelier, and from this union three children survive, Georjre, jr., aged five, Helen three, and Mary, the four-week-old infant. Mrs. Brigham also leaves two other children born from her first marriase to Herbert Allen, now resid ing in Fairfax, these being Alfred, aged 1H. and Doris aged eight. - The deceased was a charter member of the Auxiliary of the Sons of Vet eranse and a woman with many friends in this city. F'uncral services will lie held at the home Snndav afternoon at 2 o'clock. and burial is to Ik- mad in Milford, N. H., to which place Mr. Brigham will accompany the remains. GEORGE W. PARKS. Native of Plainfield . and Resident of Barre 26 Years. Genrge W. Parks died yesterday at hi home, 74 Pleasant street, after an illness of one and one-half year from a ireneral breakitie down, having been confined to the bed for the past four months. He was born in rlsmheld 74 vears atro. the son of William and Joanna (Reed) Parks, coming to Barr 2 rear aco. At first he had charge of a boarding house here, but later dis posed of the business and dealt in in surance and real estate. For two or three years he held the office of depu ty she'riff and second constable. Mrs. Parks died about 14 years ago, but two children survive the ceaed, Arthur G. Parks of 74 Pleasant street and Joanna R. Park of Orange. N. J., nd there are also five grandchildren and one sister. Mr. Mien (.reeley of F.ast St. Jolmsbiiry. The funeral will be held from the. bouse Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. FOR BREACH OF PROBATION. Charles Attaya Will Be Brought Back front St. Cloud. F. H. Tracy, sheriff of Washington count v, left this afternoon tor ,-st. Clmid, Minn., where he will take in enstodv Charles Attaya. who is wanted on a Washington county court war rant for bresvh of prolmtion. It ap- twars that Atiava. alter ne was re leased from the state institution, ft) which he was commit ed for forgery, having l-ccn found guilty some three years ago, broke h' probation and wa finally located in a penal institution in St. Cloud . He has completed hi sen-tem-e in that intitution for a similar crime and will be brought back here for trial on the cha'ge of breaking his probation. VERMONT CONCERN SUED Equinox Springs Co. of Manchester De feated ta U. S. Action. V. Lackey, deputy V. S mars ft', fdv served paper on Harry A. Black, secretary of state, as the officer in rrmont npota which errk can be made under eertajii condition, in the rase of the t'n!ed State vs. the Erut rox Sprirg Co. of Maheter. The r ifrr-r v is charged with amsbcajcxlinf hf ironds that it ha shipped. 1 k hri?e sets forth that on June 17, r-l. it ol pls ni tM lo Mi'ini iw ii k ant niratue value. aei i ali.fcs tb statement are luim.