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BARR DA I LY TIM d -;s VOL. XXIV NO. 61. UA11RE, VERMONT, TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1920. PRICE, TWO CENTS. nn E INDIVIDUAL ECONOMY, GREA TER PRODUCTION REDUCTION OF LOANS Together With. Improved Transportation are Need ed to Reduce the Cost of Living and Deflate Cred its, Declares Governor Harding of Federal Re serve Board. STATEMENT WAS PRESENTED TO SEN ATE COMMITTEE In Response to Resolution - Adopted Recently, Re- questing Information : About What the Federal Reserve Board - Planned to Do in Order to Reme dy the Situation. Washington, 1). C, May -Economy in individual .expenditures, reduc tion of nonessential loans by banks, increased production ami improved transportation are needed to reduce the cost of living and deflate credits, (lov ernur Harding, of the federal reserve board, declared to-day in responding to a Senate resolution of 4inquiry. The board is not prorvajicd to define what are essential and non-essential loans, Governor Harding stated. This, he said, is a problem' for. local banker familiar with local Sffalr-. Governor Harding's letter, presented to the Senate to-day -by Vice-President Marshall, came in response to the res olution of Senator Mct'oimick, Repub lican, Illinois, adopted recently, re uuesting information regarding what tew the board contemplated "to meet Uie existing lunation ot currency and credits ttnd consequent high prices, and what measures were proposed 10 mo bilize credits for movement of the lit'JO crop."' Reviewing the board's warning to federal reserve members against ex tending credit and its increase of dis count ratea. Governor Harding said the board for months "has recognized that the expansion of bank credits whs proceeding at a rate not warranted by the production and consumption of goods. I he discount rate advances Governor Harding aid, have checked wdit transaction somewhat, but "have not been entirely effective in bringing alxmt the reduction in loans desired and which might normally have lieeii expected during 'the early months of the year. "On the contrary," he said, commer rial loans have steadily increased. Thus, it appears that 4 he public has antici pated demands for banking credit which Usually are made later on in the ear. "The average reserves of federal re serve banks are now a little over 42', 4 per cent." he added, "as against 4. 7er cent at the beginning of the year and about 61 percent 12 moo: lis ago.' Governor Hardiug told of the recent conference here of the federal reserve advisory council and its recommenda tions for curtailment of credits togeth er with the opinion that congestion of transportation facilities is tying up great quantities of foodstuff. "The Joard is couvin.ied.'' (Jovernor Harding contiirued, "that if the unsold portfons of lat year's crops can be brought to market before the new crop matures, the liquidation of credits which are now .tied up in carrying the old crops will be sutVient to offset to a Considerable degree the credit de mands ia moving the crop of 1920." In the efforts to reduce non essen tial loans. Governor Harding said, hanks were cautioned against drastic curtailment s and advised to seek grad ual liquidation and to grant loan, stim ulating essential production. "The problem of the banking sylem of the country," he continued, "i to check further . expansion and to bring about a normal and healthy liquida tion without curtailing ceirtial pro duction and without shock to industry and legitimate commerce. "It is the view of the Hoard that while the federal reserve hank may properly undertake in heir transac tions wita number banks to discrimi nate between essential and non-essential loans, nevertheless, that dierimi nation might much better be made at the eouree by the member banks hem elves." Ilefiard.ng congestion of merrhandie and traffic. Goternor Harjintr a'.J: "It j is tnr that under existing end tion the volume of credit reiiire in any transit M-n Is nnnh gr atir than a as ete c-sc in pre aar time, bit it is a'-o true thai the re-ouree. of the, membrr rid non member hank w.niid be a in;. If to take t-tre of the e-cnt;als a well if there were a freer fbw of g.ts and credit. If 'frozen knns' acre lettii fi"d and comm-d.i- whih are held ba-k either f "T pe, uiative purple. ir os-a irw of lark of tran-p-Tta ion fa-t-i'iities hou'l fr-t to the markets, and if iarjre 1ovk. of trier. hiitse h"l -I I reJjTsl. the re-a'taet rcie ,.t i-red t : d hate a Itin-I fs-r- f- a) cf- f-' r" s si: '' la 1 cark- W. Xctw Ati Others Aocoed ! "T'i" " - d ' I IlJe, .1 Sal af SteamUnp. to e v r--i te lW r-w , f t h cr,- it and to r-?i' t w .B-e-.-p; ,1 rrt n rk. . I4m 1 rr;ent in fiune "jj.ir-! ( lil W. M-T d "t hr "The l.rd ;t " Ssi- m f r j 1 ! J.t t h w.ih i ral aie of as tr.g ta tvs-ary it tg t t-it,iW t'n;-l- f Ji''i J. M t a '. 'i;1! f .i T tr-c-s ia rp:i?;-; ' 'i,-l i-4v lv F-'irl l3r e f rrfi t. '51 h ... , I ie re-;.M- tion of the normal fflclener of rail road and steamship line. If adequate transportation facilities can be pro vided the board sees no occasion for apprehension in connection wit-h the movement of crops now; being grown." THEORY OF SUICIDE IS DISPROVED By Reports of Autopsy on Body of Car- ranza Two Rifle Bullets Said to Have Entered. Vera Cruz, Mexico, May 25 (By the Associated Press). Reports of an au topsy performed on the body of Venus tiano Oarranza fail to agree with the claim of Rodolfo Ilerrero that the pres ident committed suicide, it is said in official quarters here. Surgeons who conducted the autop sy, it is declared, found Carranza had been struck by two rifle bullets, one of which penetrated his breast and the other his abdomeu. The bullets en tered from in front and it was the conclusion of those who witnessed 'the operation that the president had been assassinated, it is said. The text of Colonel Herrero's report to Mexico Oity was received here last night. The pant, relative to the attack on Carrajiza and the latter's deaith fol lows: ' "With the object of arresting Car ranza and the principal officials who we're wilh him. I attacked his camp at 3 o'clock in the morning, having SO men wilh me. He had reached Tlaxcal? ntongo, in the district of Uuachinango, where there is a pass leading northward to a part of the re public where he lid planned to estab lish his sMt of government. The pres ident whs under e-cort of troops com manded by General Murguia. "When he realized that en-ape was impossible. Carranira committed sui cide by shooting himself in the breast with his pistol, which he always car ried. So close a tlie- muzzle of the weapon to his breast that blood was spattered upon it and the barrel of the pis.tol stilt bears blood stains. "The body wan recovered and 'taken to Villa Juarez. Three of my men were killed and one Avounded. (Signed) "Rodolfo Ilerrero." Four commissioners sent into the state of Puebla by Generals Obregon and Gonzales to investigate the circum stances attending the death of larran za have reported ahat in view of the data they have securd and the man ner in which the president was killed, they consider it unnecessary to go to Tlaxcalantongo. OPERATIVES RETURNING. Disposing of Possibility of Shutdown at New Bedford, New Bedford. Mass.. May 2."i. Prob ability of a shutdown of the cotton mills here, against which a strike has been in effect for several weeks, has been disposed of, Secretary Nicholson of the Manufacturers' association said to-day, by a numerous return of oper atives to w.uk. There was a large in crease jn the number of weavers yes terday, and a further increase to-day, he said. Ijtlvor leaders would not discuss the possibility of a shutdown of the mills. They based their refusal on the ab sence ot any concrete euggeMion 01 such a closing. RIOT IN ROME. During Celebration of Fifth Anniver sary of Italy's Entry in the War. Rome, May 2t. Police officers and civilians clashed during a demonstra tion celebrating the fif.;h anniversary of Italy's entry into the World war here t.-vday. A crowd of alnnit WW students gathered in Via Xazionale and the police were endeavoring to dis perse it when persons llieved not to have lcen i-'tildents, but disorderly ele ments, fired several shots which were returned by the police. Among the seriouIy wounded were two policemen and nine civilians. RIOT AT CAN0SA ITALY. Resulted in Three Deaths and Injuries to Many. Rome. May 2't. Three persons were killed and many wiundHl in a fight between a mob and pH-e office at Can-, province of Apulia, yesterday. according to advices to the ticimale d'italia. The disorder ass the re-ult of a dispute over local affairs in the r'r.y. it is said. Order has U-en re- tored. BURGLAR ALARM .EFFECTIVE Scattd Thieves Away From Wrentham, Mats-, National Bank. Wrentham, M., Mar 2-V - The riiicinij of a buns'ar alarm frightened sar men who attempted to rob the Wrentham National Iwnk early to-day. They pricl fpen the onter door and the d,,- of the cahier department, using pri-hb'y a chisel and s'edse hammer sti-ien from lilak-mith shop in the loan. They tried a! to force an en (ran to another t"nm leading to the bank taiilt. but ere un-t'-eeful. A sn-nian beard the burplar t'lrm not tie4 the p-,!ire. but there wa no tra-e of tv,e niei when the o!Vicrr reached the Imihlinir. IXDICTKE5TS DISMISSED. - iw! hx .dr -f t'1rtfi -tm raj J 1'alntcr. DENIES LIQUOR UNDERWRITING Gov. Edwards' Campaign Manager Testifies in Senate Investigation TOTAL FUND .RAISED IS ONLY $12,-100 But Manager Vich Admits Other Amounts Have Been Promised Washington, D. C. May 25. WaJutr W. Vick, manager of the .presidential campaign of Governor Kd wards, Demo crat, of Xew Jersey, denied before the Senate investigating committee to-day that any liquor interests were "under writing" the governor's campaign. .Mr. Vick was replying to questions by Senator Reed, Democrat, Missouri. He had testified that the total fund ranted for his candidate was $12,400. "Have you got any other money pledged or substantially pledged, for your further use,' asked Senator Reed. "Some individuals have promised me further aid," Mr. Vick replied. "Have any group of men promU-ed to underwrite jour fuiture expense, whatever it is?" "No sir, the amounts are small." "Alright, let's put it bluntly," .Sen ator Reed continued. "Have the liq nor interests undertaken to finance your campaign!" "Xo," Vicka aid harply. "His cam paign is not a 'wet' campaign in any sense. He is Tunning solely on the plat form of hi personal conviction as to .personal liberty and business efficiency. He hasn't himself had a drink of any thing with alcohol in it for 30 years." "That not Xew Jersey's fault," re marked Chairman Kenyon. "And he's never been connected with the liquor business in any way!" Sen ator Keed queried. "Not ait all," was the reply. "Has there been any plcle or prom ise of office, in case of Governor Kd' wards' election, to anybody!" asked .Senator Reed. "Absolutely none," Mr. Vick replied. "Contributors to our campaign are Cornelius S. Edward-, the governor's cousin, $.1,000," Mr. Vick said; "David K. Kdwards. hie brother, t.l.SOO; Charles K. McWilliams. Xew Vork, .VM; The odore H. Smith, Jersey Citv. ftJtOO; T. A. Roudie, Xew Jersev, $;i,000, and J. J. Teery, $100." Washington. 1.1. C. May 2.V--Expenditure, of ttirt.rt.12, exclusive of the Cali fornia primary expense. have liecn made in the campaign of Herbert Hoov er for the. Republican presidential nom ination, Jahn F. Luce, manager for Mr. Hoover, tentitied to day in the Senate investigation. Ttotal recepits were placed at .fi.IK.-. DANIELS PRESENTS PLANS. Prepare in 1915 "Against Any Possi ble Enemy." Whinirton. H. C, May 2.1.-Kx-plaining that it was his purpose to re fute repeated assertions that he bad Ix'en dilatory in having prepared and approved plans for war, Secretady Daniels yesterday read to the Senate naval investigating committee a sched ule of war plan prepared in the navy department prior to the entry of the l.nitcd States into the war. The naval secretary testified that in !l,1 he im-tnicted the general hoard to prepare a plan for war "against any possible enemy." Such a plan was prepared, he said, in addition to the "black" plan, drawn up years before specifically for war against Germany. Other plans briefly desirilied by the sefretary provided for mobilization, organization, command strategy, bae and advanced liases. DORMITORIES FOR 2,200. Will Be Erected By the Massachusetts Institute of Techcnology. Cambridge, Mass., Mar 23. - Dormi tories to a-commdate 2.2ai additional stud'-nt will be built at Massehue1 ts Institute f Technology, the committee on student housing announced to-rfjtv. Contraei for const nut ion have liren awarded and the dormitories are ex pected to he redv for m-fiipaney lv the fall of !2I. ANCIENT INDUSTRY RESTORED. Ships are Being Built at Fiumumo, 21 Miles from Reme. K'litir, Mv Shipyards have lecn opened, at K;umi-ino. 21 m frem R..m anl the nenre-t piH-i th city. Th i. the f.r-t time . lmt I h p have oe. n con-tnieted at 1 iumi-' ;no in.-e the d4j of the i:..nin e:n PirP- FAVOR SOVIET REGIME. national Jjocvaiiyt corrrrts m tierway Take Acti?a. V lir:-u i, Norway. Mji 1 ou's n aJm m'Ji2 te T.wti-m of a tflo.if l'n tcKnie I,.- 1 the !, v t system were .-f at t lte rm'vn i I f .:;-t rvr'"', ises-.a feeItt - OPPOSE DELAY ON RELIEF BILL More Than 100 House Re publicans Threaten . . "Direct Action" IF POSTPONED AFTER THURSDAY Agreement Reached at a Meeting of the "In surgents" Washington, D. C, May 23. More- than a hundred House Republicans, all supporting the soldier relief bill, to day threatened ""direct action" if the leader postpone consideration of the measure later than Thursday. This agreement was reached las night at a meeting of the "insurgents." The original plan of the leaders was to permit action by the House to-day, but Chairman 'ampbell of the rules committee announced yesterday tthat final action would be delayed until Thursday. Those (supporting the bill said the meeting last night' was to in form the steering committee 'Uiat they were ready to act if further delays oc curred. FREIGHT CONGESTION LESS. Reports to Interstate Commerce Com mission So Indicate. Washington, I). C, May i. ReimrU to the interstate commerce commission to-day from its agents throughout the country showed a continued but slow improvement in the railway freight congestion situation. Members of t he commission expressed belief that the peak of the congestion had passed and in aupport of this cited the report of the Aaierican Railway association' car service commission, which ehowed a reduction in the number of cars Hied up from I'ttlMHM) on April 24, to less than JitMioo. In the meantime there wa no let-up in efforts of the government railway officials to combat, the jam and hasten resfioration of normal traffic conditions. BRYAN TAKES ISSUE WITH PRES. WILSON Declares That Any Mandate Over Ar menia Is Impossible. Washington, D. C, May 23. William J. Bryan took flat issue to-day with lTesi(lelit Wilsem on the question of an American mandate ofcr Armenia, de claring in a statement that "any man date is impossible." The United States, Mr. Bryan said, could do more toward making the world safe for democracy "even for democ racy in Armenia," by recognizing the Armenian republic and entering the league of nations "as the friend of all little countries." SMUGGLING BV AIRPLANE. Flier from Winnipeg Sold Whiskey at High Prices in Des Moines. Ocs Moines. Ia., May 23. Police to day searched for an airplane pilot who was said to have landed at a fly i hit field near here yestrrday from Winni peg, Canada, with It caes of whikey. He sold The whi-key for 2.10 a ca-e within two boirrs. the police sail. The plane left Winnipeg at 8:.'t0 a. m., and ma le the .IttO mile trip in be tween seven and eight hours, the po lice id they learned. They did not reveal the hiding place of the plane. SLIGHT LEAD FOR WOOD. In the Oregon Republican Preference Contest for President. Portland. Ore., May 2.1. A lead of !.i: vote by Senator Hiram W. .Ilin son over Major lieneral Iennard Wood in the Oregon Republican presidential preference contest, was hown in the tabulation to-day by the Portland Ore gontan. The Oregotiian estimated that not more than 3,HKt v-ite cast Friday remained to be tabulated. The figure were: Johnson 42,!SI; Wood 4UH1. TOWED INTO PORT. Tug Barryton Which Went Aground en No Man's Land. Vineyard Haven. Mas May 23. The tug llarryton. which went ashore on Nn Man's Land, an island three miles southwest of Martha Vineyard, was towed here to day by the coast irtiard cutter Acuhnet which had tbwted here during the night. The tug was examined here for possible dam age sustainedtin stranding. CAUCUS RETURNS. Ti Cities in Pennsylvania Show Small Decrease. Washington, I. C. May 21.-Cen us return annoii'ieed to day iiM-ludcil: Ihiluth. Minn.. M". imrcae 20.4.11. or 2rt.l per cent. Columbia. Ia., 1. s.t'i. !-, re-e ti. or .1.4 per cent. Mt. arinrl. I'., U.I'iO, deetrasc 62, or 0 4 ter cent . Impossible! f.n'kson a leavins an evening nr- ':cjiy rather late, and when be went intojtorut the h t J t Vie hall to put on hi. hat. be coii'd not j w.m't s find hi. nmhrell. lie tspimn to make t'ie lewt came to rat her a fu , an ihe!; him. I - e"t think where it ran have jr..rie." aid the l:trr "Are von sure I "" ' whn y.. cn e l erer" tii'te erta.n' repiiel erta.n' tel.! e. f nk"n i . "Iren t hap "you k it it at R-J.- j sou !siirtr ted It-e h-t. teel.n? tio't .that the honest r of hi. hooe ahouid be ' ane-t i. tied, and kno;n2 l-i sroest had - .me ia his 1hsus ft,m ai-hr iartx-. Irt -..t al :t.-rtfl liM n. hv. nian. lb! .here 1 4"-t it: An aria. PAY HALF IN CASH, REST IN GOLD BONDS Boston & Maine Railroad Makes That Offer to Holders of $8,843100 In Notes and Bonds. Boston, May 2o.-r-The Boston and Maine railroad to-day announced to lioldera ot $8,843,000 of its notes ana bonds which mature this year an offer ot 60 per cent in cah, and 50 per cent in new gold mortgage bonds bearing six per cent interest, and due in to years. J his otter followed noPincatiotj from the interstate commerce commission that a loan of $5,000,000 to the Boston and Maine to help it to meet these obligations had been recommended to the secretary of the treasury on con dition that the road finance the refund ing of the remainder of this indebted ness. A letter from Chairman Clark said the commission "has felt that the Xew England communities and financial in stitutions should and can be expected to cooperate with the Boston and Maine and the federal government in effecting the refunding of the lesser part of these maturities. The commis sion expects that the Boston and Maine and other Xew England lines-will be able to finance their future maturities themselves." STOCK DIVIDENDS CALLED A CURSE When They Are Baaed on Exorbitant Prices for Products, Says William Shaw, General Secretary of the United Society of Chris tian' Endeavor. Hue ton. May 23. William Shaw, general secretary of the t'nited Society of Christian Endeavor and publisher of the Christian K'ndeavor World, told the Pilgrim Publicity association in an ad dress to-day that the greatest menace to the industrial life of America "ia the director who enriches himself and his fellow stockholders by voting stock dividends based on exorbitant prices for products." Mr. Shaw said that re cent cash and stock dividends in many instances "represented exorbitant prof its extorted from the people while they were under the stress and storm of war." "Such manifestations of selfishness and greed." he said, "such utter dis regard of the principles of justice and equity as the representatives of capital are giving us to day will do more to bring America the curse of Russia than all the ravings of the 'reds' of which so many stand in fear." BRATTLEB0R0 FIRM FAILS. The National Machine Co. Has Debts of $30,398.07. Bnrlinijtoii, May 23. The National Machine company of Brattleboro, with asset of ,"21.37 and liabilities of $.10.3!iS.O7, has filed a petition in vol untary bankruptcy in the oflice of the clerk of the I'nited States court. Of the liabilities, $32,HH8.83 are given as secured and tt,mi!t unsecured, while $1,500 is a note endorsed by outside parties. The petition is Msned by Dennison Cowles, treasurer. The secured credit ors are the People's National bank of Rrattleboro. which has 50 shares of stock at the par value of $.1,000, the Vermont National bank, which has shares to the same amount, and the Brattleboro Trust company, which has .10 shares of Mock and lias assigned to its bills receivable to the amount of $0.42:1.83. These bjls are due: From Burton Rogers. (I4l.0t; Fellow (Jear com pany, 21S04: Rleveney Manufacturing company. MOn.08; Pyrecn Manufactur ing (unipwv, .(42; .lohn Ja-ight Co., f0..1H; ami invoices to the Fellows ;car company. S!2!M7: Kiey Organ company. 1,OtS.2t; Connecticut River Valley Tobacco, company, $1..1rt'.72 ; Fellow (.ear Sharpper company, $34S.. 12, Henry L. Benedict. flSO, a'nd o'h er. The unsecured creditor are largely Brattlclwiro people and concerns. They include the R.olert Auto company. $1. 150: Holden A Martin, $217; adver tising. $?HI; OeWitt Orocerv company, $111; II. K. Taylor Son, for iii- suranee and many bills for materials to outside firm. Tht note for .liM) was endorsed by R. . Johnson. The company owns no real e-atc and the only asets are the hills re ceivable and a deposit of $750.ti4 in the Brattleboro Trust company. FOUND A TRUE BILL. Which Is Supposed to Be Againrt Mrs. Katt Ives. St. Aiban". May 2.V -The grand jury in Franklin county court late yester day afternoon reported a tnie bill found. It is understood lhat the bill wa. an indictment. f r murder in the first decree again-t Mrs. Kate Ive. for causing the death of Oliver Iovely. The man died last Thursday night at the M. Albans hospital, where he was taken April -0 with gun-shot wound, in the neck, which Mrs. He. i aid to have confe-sicd to the oflicers that he inflicted. BARE LEG IX STYLE. It is Silly to Put a Baa on Bare Legt, Sayt Officials Wa-hinj.1e.-i. I). ('.. May -.-. Kara leys nd -anty. one pief tih ni: enits will be perm :! t M this .nmmcr at heapeke lieaeh, the capital's wi shore resort. Oi.ia's t.xlay acrred I disregard a. preeidints the proh'b tory orders issued at oney I-la'iH and Atlantic t ity in-t dar'nir Im h.na etiime. l:' eriiy to put the ban en bare Ic " thev sls, -nd if anv of the g?ri want h eos-t of dreo-ing the po- a v a w -rl . SEWS PRIHT GOES CP. Increase of SlS a Too Goes lata F. fleet oa July 1. Sea Vork. M i'-- The Intern. I tre.xic mnerce. The trade giiT- f.,r tn.r.ai I'n.r ... c-.rv . the re-t ' fh jear were 7I 4;.V dj.-ei. of neasprmt (s7 r .n - He I .t-J l.vport Urta'ied k.7. .'." 7. a in ed Slate.. atninr-e an it.errae ia f i rease of 4rfi.7"I 71. atsj itvpn. pru-r of I" a to-t. V; sa.fj .lu'y 1 !nwteH fi ao ,-.. an itTs 1 hi. j. the sVfd m-'isf in p-.e n'ade j wf 41 19-.72.4J1. A-e..r,ty: t the cm- ji.-e a-t Iktnl-r w "f "! i" -r- : t. Pa- j 1 enitr r, t -f M-i a ton in I r-'t; -' t r-i ir Ti a ton I A situi a coartra.ied wra $lli on J r I- HIGH PRICES WILL DECREASE "This Deflation Must Not Begin on the Farmer," Says Hoover FAVORS COMMISSION TO REMEDY SITUATION Whole Marketing System In Many Commodities Is Wrong Washington, D. C, May 25. De crease in agricultural production may result in this country becoming depend ent on overseas fooel supplies, Herbert Hoover to-day declared in a letter to Representative Riddu-k, Republican, Montana, setting forth the former food administrator's views as "to practical measure to insure better returns to the farmer for his labor and invest ment." Denlorinir the absence of a con structive policy of agricultural read justment, Mr. Hoover suggested the creation of a commission composed of highly trained farmers and skilled economists and financial experts to ad minister the causes and remedies of the situation. Asserting that present high prices of omniouit ics "sooner or later will de rease, Mr'. Hoover said: "This defla tion must not begin on the farmer.' Shortage in production outside the I'nited States; wild extravagance and misuse of extended credits for specula tion aud profiteering and non-essential production ate contributing factors in the present inflated prices, he wrote. When the collapse occurs, he predicted intermediate dealers will be able to pas the greatest portion to the back of the farmer, no matter how carefully handled. "War deterioration in our transpor tation facilities has created periodic strictures in the free flow of food from the farm to the I'onsumer," fhe letter stated. "This has compelled the eon stuner to bur during a lecal shortage and the farmer to sell his product dur . . V7. . . - . ing a local glut. The continued inna- lon of credits since the armistice has extended speculation and profiteering hy expanding the borrowing facilities to any food distributor who wanted to indulge in such practices and ha widened the margin between the farm er and his market, likewise increasing the price of supplies that the farmers must buy." The burden of taxation is wrongly distributed. Mr. Hoover declared, point ing out that the exi-ess profit tax "is an appointment to food manufacturers and distributor to collect taxes for the government by adding them to margin between the farm and the mar ket. "The whole marketing ytem in many of our commoditie is indirect, expensive, alwolete. and increase the margin unduly'" the letter continued. "Our manufacturing industries have de veloped out of pace with our agricul ture and labor i being drawn in thou sand from the farm to the town at wage with which the farmer cannot contend." A commission studting the whole situation. Mr. Hoover declared, "would deal with these things and with the same common sense with which similar commission of farmer met the great economic problems of the ftnal admin istration during the war, i?h equal consideration for farmer, distributor and consumer." HOOVER NAMES EIGHT CAUSES OF H. C. L Cannot Be Cured By Any Economic Patent Medicines or Extreme Ap plication of Any Exterior Remedy. New Vork. May 2."t. Condition, af fecting the high cost of living cannot be cured by economic patent medi cines nor by the extreme application of any exterior remedy, but requir definite, co ordinated policies of read justment going below the surface of things, said Herbert Hoover, candidate fbr the Republican presidential nom ination, tetifying here yesterday be fore the joint legislative committee investigating profiteering. Mr. Ibsaver said be would list the eight predominant cause of the high cot of living as follows: "Shortage in commoditie. du to under-production in Kurojie and our participation therein through the drain upon u. by esport. "Inflatation. esecially in it. pan sion of our credit facilities for pur p,,e. or use. of speculation and non essential industry. "Profiteering and peculatinir aris ing from the combined opportunities afforded in the previmi. two itm. "Maladjustment of taxation, pae-1 ti.ularly the exoes profits ta. "Itorrease in our own productivity due to the relaxation of effott since the war. to strike, and other cane.. "Inerfase in our own conump' ion. waste of commoditie. and the increase of ctf ravajianee. "IVterioration of our tran-porta! ion system durinff the war. "An expensive and wa-teful distri bution system, and other ran-c. of es imj"itance.' FOREIGN TRADE INCREASED. r ..... ..,,., Thraurh the Pert 'am.nati.n of the lks of the rompary Gained .32J12 ThrouSli the Ptw(i, Wing m,a, ... wnchi her 1,-t f BCKtOB, ' nijht from Nfi Vork where he wa. Ro-toa. Mar 2.V - Fore ?n 'rode i arreted V . i.racr F Tipj tt ho thtni.i-h the pirt of Rst-i incre.-ed j was arrested l-f CMi.pinrg ith Stone. ltWi..'4.?J in the year end rz Mir s .11. lijn. accwrd.ne t a .tatenrn j ma le pub'ic U day bv te Msfhn j coaitni.'sn on (n'rn d rrt s-.w rh wet fonri.fe xeeei. en - and c ear nt t Ve f-rt ia f'" w le i? as-d i' tie Jar f"vni fl.171 to 1. '7,74. MRS. W. G. KIMBALL Died To-day After Being In Poor Health Two Years. Mrs. W. G. Kimball of 41 Maple ave nue passed .away at the Barre City hospital this morning at 9:30. Three weeks ago she was removed from her home to this institution, suffering complication of diseases 'that for .the past two years had kept her in poor health. Mrs.: Kiin bull's manv friends, manv 1 of whom are members 'of Ruth chanter. No. 33, O. IS. St Ladies of the Urand Army of the Republic, organizations of Zti'&l ARRIVES T0-M0RR0W sorrow. Her residence in Barre dates back nearly 20-years ago, all of which she has been known as a faithful work- er and attendant of the Hedding Meth odist church. Klla A. Withbeck. as she was known before her marriage to Mr. Kimball in January, 1882, at Kinmundy, 111., was hnrn in tiiiinnliun. 111 ' ......... t. '1 i tst.. Mourning her death besides the host of friends are her husband, two daugh ulwinZTiK. :W:if:i' Mrs. Laura Newton of Kl' Dorado, Ark! the funeral will be held from the home Ihursday afternoon, it is planned, ll l- -J . 13 Ia Jill u.ouk.1 ue.m.ie urae arrangements naa nut. hpen eomnlMten thin mnriunn 1 ........... LEAVES THREE ORPHANS. i-uuovico veccnini uiea xesteroay V a A i..' ! a . Tuberculosis. The death of Ludovico ( ecchini of 5,3 North Main street, winch occurred t hi. home yesterday afternoon at 5 o clock .brought to an end a i long period of suffering and illness from tuber- eutosis. Mr. Cecch.n. who had been in ovpm fla a at YtTiPi'iiT tjr at t htv tilmda : 1 x u i i u nr thi .InnAa Krnr hir i n ami tut Marr i. ttA. ... ii stop work because of this illnes, three m to. th a"4e of wom"n M'ffr years ago. For a year lie received treat- T al to """"..through somo AWI. ,l ; nte-A Hrtion of the convention, prestur and returned to his home for a short iitfiiv a u t-iic founnn iuiii tii j lummii, time when his' wife died of the same disease in April, 1917. Since February, 1!1H, he has been cared for at bis home by his mother, 72 years of age, who has also had the care vt Ins three chil dren. Mr. (ecchini was born near flenoa, Italy, 38 years ago and came to Amer ica when about -0 yanrs of age, He served his apprenticeship at the gran ite industry in this city and has worked here ever since. His three children are Licio, age 12, Lvdia, V. and Ida, 2. These children, to gether with the grandmother, Mrs. An na 'ecchini. reside at 27U North Main street. He also leaves a brother, Paolo, of this citv and a siter, Mrs. Zampini ot v illev street The funeral will he held from the home to-morrow. VERMONT REALLY LEADS In Work of Eradictation of Tuberculo- sis From Cattle. The Vermont commissioner of aari .i...-- t.. i x it-.i.: .,- ,-m.i, r i.ih.u tu-Z.Ai. cation of tuberculosis from cattle - i.;..i. a... a ;n . .:.!...;..- .i. f ,lrl nuon iiiun tiim, ,aw ..... federal and state supervision and the firman of the committee on resolu m.mher of .nnlict i. ... for HT.e and tions. which meeta this iifternoon. t..A.. r....,( (a,tM lirt Minnesota leads in the number under ' ;. i. . ka,.;,. i-i. u k.Ia Vermont has 1.431. In the number of for t..iinff V.rmo..t le.-ls . . . havmsr 8.7 herds that apniicat ion nasi""- i- f, i.ii. m;b..,.i. kua in Til innur nn mm .ii"in - . ' ' ' !i. ,v4 :M ,Uva,twiC ablv in the lead of Minnesota in the work in general. Of the S3.7WI herds in join. ;.... ., 1 1 . . - , , there are awredited herds; t hat is herds that have been found clear f'.i.- a: .. . .. i .. i , -.,,.. i,".. a: - . .. . . . .. while OI lie ,'nl- if, ii.r ,,., t.rf. i n fli. nnfi..n that have passed the first te clean. ermnt ha 81 lierds. The Jerseys lead ami are followed in order by the HoUfeins. Short Horns ana v.uernsrj meru. j . : ... i i , FINED IU RUTLAND COURT Guy Vitaglisno Charged with Using Temporary Plates Illegally. I. I! . ! . .. ' .. 1 1 , rr ....I nnriiiiMiH. -' -.... ' of B.irlingt.Mi, a truw "d vegetat.ic .Miesman. was mm r.... t . . al s? l . ... , t x. n .'. in Hutland city court yc-ieruav on i the charge oi operating an au.omonne on temporary piaies, wni.n ne Using illegally. According to the fa.-ts developed in Mirt Vitairliano i the owner :if Siiijl roti.lster and he wanted fo offer it for sale to a Rutland fruit dealer. He went to a garaee in Ruriinjrton and there borrowed set of fnporary nhite. made of cwrd b.vard and not faring the stamp of the date of the sale. I nese niaie. ei- iito the local noiice and the man wa taken to the station where he wa questioned. Iter warrant wa i-siie.1. The nlate. were taken bv .lud?e ti'iddard and he w ill send them to ttie .ecretary of ta:e and it i pnflb'e that ome ffuraire de!er will be brought on to the carpet. He vtoiaten me rnies o'n- cein nif the nwnini: 01 ''"("""'x i plates BIG PECULATION CHARGED Against W. F. Stone Who Pleaded Not Guilty. Ro-ton. May -'". W. K. Stone .harped with periilatnins of alirj"1 from - the J'nilirtoraph Pioriu. t eonil'sex. ttrn-N went mu. narikrupi icy recently. 1. .ld not C'nl'v t he iharge. .f lar.cn v ax-l o.-ispira.y to idav. He a h. Id in l.nd of j Stone, who disappeared '"'r an e i, at l:tw-rty on esi ASKED FOR ASSISTANCE. Steamer Lake YpnUati Eal Kach.a- cry BmXtSrtm .,, ,t ,v. -a' f.-n. rir-j'i .n,!. rMt'sn. Ux i-. - The -atner Ijie i iy fctte speaker., ir-asie t-x a l i.l. ia Vf. 'sant i. e cht w. "e. t f. Wt .arsL j J f ! "-?:' 'd ml p-t') har. f.dav a-l.fi t-tr -janiti piewre. ..,,, n?-tu WakdM- 4 Vrj lie a- a?ww ftttri. a "i i in h tr x . A l wnt 1. f ht I x ,"-... fo a" f-r f Vla-h.ri. l,,P v'nV ret.r"e4 at s-r- e- n y to a""r4 t?. rtwt hths ,V, M, My li er SBsw'-sr cf the trm -'-' or mt. REPUBLICANS ASSEMBLING a For State ConVen' Be Held in Molier . To-mor J? nANDTDA .vVOfiTl UXU1UA.: . W UUJJ Tir, c ,r 1 ' j. a Woman Suffragists Are 011. Ground Early Seeking ' Greater Recognition I w(uuuvii pnity vi Vermont, wil e'ect eight delegates and eight, al- - ternat.es to the national convention in 5 convention in Mont- PeVleT to-morrow. The convention will ue Held in Uie Alontpelier t-atv hall and is scheduled to begin at 10 o'clock. Al- " Iead Montnelier is he.,m.,; in fill I ct n " . ti i j. before" negotiations and eonfereneea. and it is expected that bv to-morrow" morn tiff there will be a nriro rather- oiling ot panty men from every section l. . . " ot the state. I T.n ill 1- !.... ... a l : i c( wkil,-. f i two fromine'nt woman ,uffrwi(,t4 i,ave arf. fln thg h . Mj Bettie (. representative f the ..,;,.,. . ..'. .... . i-, Hm f Connectklu 'Th 8nd theip I . .. J I ifUower! are unnn tlid.t greater re . . r ognition he given in the liarty plat " Yfl' 7' "l l" la" i . , ,. - a special session of the legislature. Persons desirous of securing admit tance to the convention hall to-morrow must secure tickets. There are ti7- delegates to the convention, and the seating has been so arranged that the first eight counties, alphabetically, will sit on one side of the hall and the other count ies on the other side. Ac commodations have been arranged for i!o newspaper men in the front pa of the hall. The seating capacity of the city hall is a little over 1800, aud it is prolwble that the accommodations will be all taken. A prominent figure before the con vention will be Major-f ieneral Leon ard Wood, one of it he Republican, can didates for president, who will arrivo " -Montpeiier to-morrow morning ana i ..... - . . i I go to the convention hall to neiiver an adilres. He will tie escorted from th I'ii'i idii hntl to 1h elt v- 1m II hv ft. I nlmJ, ,.f nmminenr. men of the state. IVinorAiuni4n PorlNe H Dale of thft Lecnd district will he the presiding officer of the convention, and, eunou- I 'T eecreinrj oi tiie. run"" . i , . . i . i t I vennon win in- r.rnesi. v . uo-mmi oi Brattleboro, who is contesting. 4ogeth- pr m" 'sic ior nominal ion in ontie-.. .... , - . r ,,. ' j.il :o t. . . raircnuu oi rainiciu win on. I This morning the local committee, ... .... ii ... j M""1 n Ilr'7'tu:v " wl" K'"-""" i M't. 11. nMi o-m b,.hi ntw Montpeiier this afternoon and will go ''K lo . mini n(f ion ai.min.iigni io- I niirli 1,-k l.rinT Dfinnrill W'o.vl 1 1. m ,if- row morning. i , ,, - . , I tlie Pavilion. An informaJ, rerption 'k here for an hour when .' probably in e,-t many of the 1 I'JUUIIIK llf 'v-in 'i tin- nan. . v !,,-. . . ... l'",,ur -"'.., .,..,... ..,.. . . 1 " "''." .fine rnairmaii aim oiwiai ihu huh I others will he seated several stale offi- leiuld nriMnihi'lit in t:llii ulIirA I ... ...... .. Jones' Name to Be Presented. Aft.e nj .t.t.ilul-ia Ihle A s'loll if 1.114 (leL.rminP1 ),.,, the name of H. , . . f tnfr).ii.r -.;ii he i " " ' ' . sented to the convention s a candi date for delegate to Chicago. At on-, time Mr. Jones i reported to hive withdrawn hi. candidacy but recently he has consented to have hi" name pre eited. F. H. Thomas of Montpeiier n ill r. 1 ... Iha n a m . .m nomine, ion an.l v Thnma.. utatrd lo day that he ex- . . majority of the Montpeiier ii ' , , , would sni.tHrtt Jones. ,k, k.; ..nn.A,rA in thn nM,ko.p of Vermont ieleBat ioti Alexander lbmnott of St. John. l,.,r. P.Ifi.l.l Peoetor of lroeto- L;,,' (. (;ridley of Windsor, .tame. IVvrv of Queehee, Fuller ('. Smi'h of St. Albans. Mile. .Sawyer of Rut land and H. Nekson Jaekon of Burlington. OFFICIAL PRIMARY VOTE. GivM Wood 3,57, Hoover 564, Johnson The canvassing committee, cnn.siied f j,i,Ke II. Ii. "ha-c. Siretarv of S;ate ll.rrv A. RUrk, T. K. allahan. represent inz the I leiniM-rat ic ptrly. and Msnrii-e W. IVwey, rei.rctit ing thu Republican party, at 10 oVJm k thi. morning cama-sed the wimary re- turn, irom tw several i"n ir- I in the stae with the reii.t the oni- al xote i a. follow. ReputiiW-an-: Wo-vl .1.4..7. Webster S'.t. Il.v.ver V.t. .Inlm-on 40J. Cooiidee :;.V., lii:l :i7. Iiatden LTO. I? 2. Kn.v'ti: total Iem(-rat ic. M- d-H l:;7. Wil n t'.s. ( i 14. IMt. K Claik !. Fdward. ... H'M.ver V. Rrvn I'K. Ford 7. Paint er 7. Marshal! 7. .ii.hn.nn 1"; t ta! 4 Wilt MEET IN WATERBUKV. Wa.hinto County Farm Bureau Wiil Have Field Day. The arnual tneet;r.a of the Wa! n' to to.iniv Farm Rn.-eau a.w'atmti i:i1 he d ac te stale h .-ni-al f.rm. Watrb'irj. on Hiir-.lo. -'w 3. A very interesting ail educational prn. gram i hein; p"e;-arel f r l)i' mwi i hy the a .-.? .b. with ?ie hearty eo .prat'on of h a'te hop tal and th WafertviM-v ..rd of -rade. ' r . " 7 , tw-aj.