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BARR
DA I LY TIM d -;s
VOL. XXIV NO. 61.
UA11RE, VERMONT, TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1920.
PRICE, TWO CENTS.
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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.
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tw-aj.

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