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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. '
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.
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.
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.
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
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)".
National Preservers and
Fruit Products Associa
tion Takes Action
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.
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.
Deputy Sheriffs, Armed
With Rifles, Patrol Streets
After 12 Were Killed
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.
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."'
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.'
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.
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.
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."
Individual Industries Are Calling for
Preferential Treatment Cars
Are to Be Transported
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Even if Passed by. House
May Not Get Thro' Sen
ate Before June Recess
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
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.
H. L. Russell of Rutland Elected at
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.
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.
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.
After Pleading Guilty to Charge of
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.
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-
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.
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.
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
New -York Banks Co-oper
ate With Federal Reserve
Board to Deflate Credits
will L0A'
Peo , candling Jewelry,
..sure Automobiles,
Nf urs Etc., Warned
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.
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.
To Aid In Improving the Liberty Bond
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.
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.
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.
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
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.

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