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HE BARBE TIME VOL. XXIV NO. 67. BARRE, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 1920. PRICE, TWO CENTS. DAILY SELL AMERICAN SHIPS TO FOREIGN INTERESTS WHEN HOME SALE FAILS fThat Arrangement Is Pro vided For in the Mer chant Marine Bill as Fi- : nally Agreed Upon by t House' and Senate Con f ferees After Virtually an All-Night Session. DILIGENT EFFORT MUST BE MADE TO SELL IN AMERICA Permanent Shipping Board T of Seven Members Is Re tained, and Amount Set Aside Annually for Five ; Years for New Construe tion Was Fixed! at $25, 000,000. COTTON CROP LOWEST IN HALF CENTURY " Washington, D, C, June 2. Sale of American ships to foreign interests if after diligent effort the shipping board hag been unable to dispose of them to Americans ia provided for in the mer chant -marine bill as finally agreed up on by Senate and House conferees, aft ' er virtually an all-night session. The bill also would require that 75 per cent of the stock of companies en gaged in.coust'wise trade be American owned, as well ad the majority inter est in organizations engaged in for eign trade. . , The Sennte bill would have required roastwise to be 100 per eenj American owned and stork in shipping com pa -nies engaged in foreign trade 75 per cent American-owned. The conferees eliminated Senate pro posals to limit the sale to foreign in terest of ships more than 10 years .old and not exceeding 6,000 deadweight tons. Both the House and Senate pro visions were amended ao" as to place additional limitations around the lioard in the sale of ships to foreigners. I'nder the bill as approved not less than five members of the board must vote for Buch sales and the board must state as a part of its records, the rea sons for the sale, , Under the agreement Senate provi ion providing for a permanent ship ping boajd of seven members were re tained, but the Senate amendment an thorizing the board to set aside annual ly for the next five years $.50,000,000 from proceeds of charters and Sales for constructions of new ships was modified so as to provide for a re- . .1 t i ) - (nn i lui - II.. IUI1U I'l UlllJT flW,WU,WIU KI1IIMB1I jr. MEXICAN GENERAL WOUNDED Mestical, Former Governor of Guerrero, Captured By Revolutionist. Mexiias City, June 2. General Silve fr Mestical, former governor of Ouer rero, who has been an opponent of the new Mexican government in that state since the fall of the Carranza regime, has been wounded and captured bv a revolutionary deatchment, according to a message to IJeneral Obregon. t.eneral Manuel Pelaez, revolutionary leader in the state of Temaulipa, has arrived here and conferred last night with General Obregon. A numerous staff, including eight generals and about 50 other officers, ac companied General Pelaez, and the en tire party is said to be plentifully sup plied with gold coin, principally Amer ican. Reports quote General Pelaez at saying he had 7,000 soldiers who are perfectly armed and equipped and drilled. WILSON URGES DEMOCRATS la Delaware Legislature to Vote for Suffrage Amendment. Washington. D. C, June 2 Presi dent Wilson has telegraphed to three members of the Delaware legislature, lining that every Democrat in the leg islature vote for the suffrage amend ment. "May I not. as a Democrat," the J. resident said, "express my deep inter est in the suffrage amendment, and my judgment that it would be of the great est service to the psrtv if every Dem ocrat in the Delaware iegilature voted for it." The message went to Assemblyman .1. J. Mulvena. .). A. Marline and J. K McNabb, Democrats, who are said here to have opposed ratification of the amendment. 0a May 25 It WaJ 62.4 Per Cent of Normal No Forecast of the Production. Washington, D. C, June 2. Report ing the condition of the cotton crop on May 25 at 62.4 per cent of normal, the department of agriculture announced that this was the lowest mark in its record of 50 years and that the recruit ing statement "worst ever known" was confirmed. Ko forecast production was made. Revised figures of the area planted last year were announced as 35,133,000 acres, the area picked 33,5ti6,000 acres and the yield per acre 161.5 pounds. I he lowest previous- condition report on May 25 wits 69.5 per cent in 1017. Last year's figure on that date was 75.6 per cent. , Votton is reported as poor to bad in all cotton states, and in almost every county in the cotton belt," 'the announcement said. The season throughout the belt is from four to six weeks late. The report said that excessive win ter and spring rains packed the soil and subsequent lack of shortage of nor inal rainfall over much of the belt from Texas to North Carolina caused the rapid drying out of the hard-packed surface. Much planting was done in the mud" and the cold, wet soil caused much rotting of seeds, while the cold nights and frost caused a loss of many fields that had come to a stand and left many others thin and backward, lack ing color and vigor. Replanting has ranged as high as 40 per cent in some states and planting and replanting is still under way in a states, the report added. "Weevil infestion is unusually severe in affected territory, the department said- "Hot, clear weather is needed for both the growth of the plant and to hold the weevil in check, vet. some rain fall is needed in most of the belt for proper development. The almost sole encouraging feature is the greatly increased use. of fertilizer over recent years, from 10 to 15 per cent more being used. STEEL COACHES SAYED-PEOPLE LOUISIANA CON TEST SETTLED Twelve Uninstructed Dele gates Seated by Repub lican Committee As Buffalo Express Jumped Track and Rode Ties Near North Grafton . ENDS OF COACHES WERE SMASHED IN Broken Truck on One the Cars Was Cause of Accident COTTON EXCHANGE CLOSED. Reason Reported Wat Delay in Get ting Official Newt of Wilson's Act. New York, June 2. The managers of the New York cotton exchange. which was closed yesterday pending adjustment of legal difficulties regard ing the form of contract under which trading was to be continued, decided to-dav to re-open the exchange at 11 o'clock. At the same time notice was posted on the floor of the New York exchange that the .New Orleans cotton exchange has suspended trading until further notice because of the uncertainty sur rounding contracts. Managers of the New lork exchange have explained that re-opening was conditional upon President Wilson's eigning betore 11 o clock a corrected agricultural appropriation bill without the Comer amendment, which provided for a new form of contract. At 11 o'clock re-opening of the ex change was postponed for 45 minutes, as no word had been heard from Wash ington that the president had signed the corrected bill. , Through a clerical error. President Wilson yesterday signed a copy of the bill containing the Comer amendment. According to word received here from Washington, the bill in corrected form is now in the hands of the president. Ufhcer of the jsew i ork exchange yesterday parsed an amendment to the by-laws making the present contract form permanent. Thev expressed doubt, however, as to whether this ac tion, without the president's signature to the corrected agricultural appro priation bill would afford full legal protection to traders using the pres ent form. Contract difficulties, it was said. would have no panicky effect on the market. Re -opening of the exchange was postponed again to I o'clock because no official .confirmation had been re ceived that the. president signed the new measure. Worcester, Mass., June 2. The Buf falo express bound to Boston on th Boston & Albany railroad jumped th track east of North Grafton to-day, jolting along over the ties for about 200 yards. A broken truck on one of the eight cars is blamed for the acci dent. After the locomotive broke away from the coaches it continued 75 yards along the ties. The train was running on the middle track and jumped over onto )he side that runs along the edge of a 20-font embankment, the entire train having a narrow escape from go ing down this. The coaches were all of steel and while many of the ends were smashed in, they saved the passengers, from serious injury. I he accident tied up traffic several hours. PASSENGERS TRANSFERRED And Brought to Boston Officials Re port No One Injured. Boston, June 2. A statement issued by the Boston' t Albany railroad re garding the derailment of the Buffalo express near North Grafton said that so far as known no one was injured. The passengers, numbering 75. were taken to Framingham on a following train and after they had been provided with breakfast were transferred to Boston. The cause of the accident has not been determined, according to the state ment. Business of the railroad will not be interrupted except through the necessity of using a siding to pass around the derailed train. FOUR HURT IN MAINE WRECK. WILSON REMEDIES MISTAKE. Eliminate! Comer Amendment from Cotton Futures BUL Washington. D. C. June 2. Pre: dent Wilson to-day signed a joint res olution eliminating from the agricul tural appropriation bill the Comer amendment affecting cotton futures grades which through a clerical error was included in the original measure. igned yesterday. Were Taken to Hospital at Bangor, Me., To-day. Bangor, Me., June 2. Four men in jured in the train wreck on the Maine Central four milea from Lincoln vil lage just before midnight Tuesday. were brought to this city to-day and taken to the Eastern Maine General hospital. All other passengers and trainmen were able to proceed to their homes. 1 The injured are Frank L. Fletcher, 122 Main street, Bangor, baggkgemas ter, notoriously hurt, an4 latef tak en to his home; James St I'pton, 137 Church street, Brewer, express mes senger, titrations' of head, side and arms, wounds not serious; Angus Me Kachern, Chatham, N. B., broken ribs; Leo Ouilette, Fort Kent, injury to leg and strained neck. AH will recover. NOT BROKEN OFF. Diplomatic Relations Between Poland and Cxecho-Slovakja Continue. London, June 2. Diplomatic rela tions between Poland and Czci-ho Slo vakia have not been broken off. as "LILY WHITES" LOST ' THEIR COMPLAINT NEW YORK BREAKS , THE RECORD ON ONE DAY'S MARRIAGES.' New York, June 2; Five hun dred and sixty-six marriage li-. cense were issued yesterday in Greater New York, it is an nounced. This was the largest number for one day in the his-' tory of the license bureau. DELAWARE SPECIAL SESSION ENDS TODAY Political Forces Are Gath ering Slowly in Chicago Chicago, June 2.- Resuming work on convention contests, the Republican na tional committee to-day seated the 1 uniiistrutied delegates, from Louis ana, headed by.Kliine Kunl of New Orleans, national committeeman and dismissed the contest of the "Lily Whites," led by S. C. Hebert and Vic tor jmsc1 of ivew Orleans. Political force are gathering'slowly here and, while the pre-conventioi, cir cle has its usual line of gossip and prediction no political leader or recog nized importance has up to this tim been willing to attach his same to definite prediction of whom the eon vention will name as its candidate or when it is likely to do it. The end of the week with the probable adjourn men of Congress, however, will bring Bll it.- 1 1 I . . . -l. : . I an i nc uaiiuiiMi ic-aurrs lu villCBgu BI1U by Saturday or Sunday convention platforms are expected to take deli nite form. Represcnatives of the militant suf fragists are on the ground preparing to picket the convention hall to en force their demand for a platform dec laration calling on the states which have not ratified the woman suffrage amendment to do so at once. The na tional committee yesterday by unani mous vote called Upon all Republican states to act promptly on the ratinca tion. The Johnson forces are counting on burst of spec4 with the arrival of Senator Johnson here to-morrow. street parade and demonstration have been arranged. Senator Harding is coming Thursday also. General Wood is here and at his headquarters at Fort Sheridan, and Governor Lnwden already Is here. Thus after to-morrow four of the presiden al candidates will be on the ground conferring with their forces in person and a more definite line of pre -con ention speculation probably will be one of the first results. In the coming convention the unln structed delegates are holding the bal- nce of power, and already plans for toundiug them out are being disciTKsed. f-aiii'tis of the uninstructed some ime atter Sunday is one of the plans being canvassed. Sui?h discussion of. the platform plank as U going on among the nation- committee seems to indicate that a majority feel that the prohibition que ion may be regarded as one not neces sary to be included, because the issue has been written into the constitution nd has become the law of the land. Many committeemen feel that the suf frage question is a parallel one id many respects because it is awaiting rati fication. There seems to be an agree ment, of opinion that the Mexican plank wiH follow the pronouncement of four Years ago, in which the Demo- ratic administration's policy was de nounced and as regards the peace treaty and the league of nstions the plank adopted by the Indiana 'state convention mav serve as a nucleus lor he plank in the national platform. The selection of a permanent cnair- man seems to have made n progress in he last three or four days. I here is now less talk of the selection of Former Senator Beveridge of Indiana and more alk of an agreement on Senator Mc- ormiik of Illinois. PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE WiU Be Sought a a Plank of Republi can Platform. ' Chicago. June 2. The fik'ht for a platform declaration by the Ropuhli- ... ..II far :r: ' ,:.r.rJr",i. j;:" ". Philippine. taken up to ..ay PR0TECT RUSSIAN CREDITORS. Representatives of Many Countries arc to Hold a Conference. Paris, June 2. Representatives of f.reet Britain. Belgium. Denmark. Spain. Holland. Norway. Sweden and Switzerland will meet in conference here June 10 for the purpose of es tablishing wmmnn plan for action f.w the protection of foreign creditor. ATTACK ON BLARNEY BARRACKS. Continued Hoar and a Balf Bat Was Not Success! aL Cork, June 2. An rnnrful at tack was made r-n the police barrack at B'arney lt mjht. There were no ratiullw. altbfH'.ch the frhtmg Ut kI an hoar and a half. M.litary font-- mrr nt tn Blumy from ts nlv. bin br the time Ibrv ha4 amr4 the rWipg pm j had disappeared. SEVEN MEN KILLED IN MINE EXPLOSION According to Report to Bureau of Mines ia Wuhingtoa Other Report Say Many More Were Killed. Pittsburgh, Pa., June 2. Seven men Were to-day reported to the bureau of mines as having been killed by an ex plosion in tle mine of the Ontario i.il rompany at Ckeburg, Washing ton county. Tennsyhania. Other re ports from neighboring mining villages ay that 30 or 40 men had lt their live. MORE BUBONIC Four New Cases Were Reported From Vera Cm. Wahmrtrn. D. C, Jane 2- A radio messare from the destroyer tender h.tik Hak at Vera Cror to-day sui that ttir new ar r-f buhnru- p'ine, w it la one add'Monal d'ld. ha l'en re ported at that prt. This ixT-M tbe c f car ! Ij -vi $h .Vaths ti Sit. from Prague to-day. M. Benes. the CiwH-ho-Slovak foreign minister, who is now in London, in alluding to the issue between the two "countries expressed his belief that the differences would be settled peaceably. .M. iwnes was visneu iasi evening iv , , , . . , " i .. ,. .. ,, r,,. . ' have that .stable government to-day - , , I America s omtial representative in the mimufr fnr frnilo and mmmrri lint J"'" ' . a delegation from the inlands, headed by Jaime IV evra. 'Bv the Jones'law of Aug. 2. 1!16," declared Mr. De Veyra, "the Philippines were promised their independence? as son ir as stable government could be es tatilishd on the islands. The Philippines There Is No Chance for Ratification of the Women Suffrage Amendment. Dover, DeL, June 2. The special ses sion'of the Delaware -legislature met for its final sVssion to-day with the resolution to ratify the woman' suf frage federal amendment still in the House committee of 'the whole, where its opponents predict it will -be allowed to die. Both Houses passed a concur rent resolution last Friday to adjourn sine 'aie ro-aay. , AnU-snffrngista declare that the suf lmgists have lost one or two votes since the resolution was defeated by the House early in the session. PREPARE TO OPEN PLANT. Of National India Rubber Company at Bristol, R. I. Military on Guard. Bristol. R. I June 2.Preiarations ror resuming tun operations to-mor row at the plant of the National In dia Rubber company, closed a month because of a strikewere made to-day by factory officials and National Guard officer in charge of . the troops who have been on duty since the rioting of last frlclay. ' .-vouces announcing the re-ooenitig or tne plant, which normally employed about 4,ri(sj persons, representing near ly one-third of the, population, had been conspicuously posted in all sec tions of the- town. As a further means of -getting word to the employes as to the company's attitude, it was understood that olri cials had tinder consideration the call ing together of the factory council, a body of workers through which the company in me pasi. nas aeail wun us employes. leader of the strike movement re iterated their confidence that the test of strength" developing with the re opening of . the factory would show that the original body of strikers. numbering about 1.000, had been al most doubled and that so many would refuse to return to work that opera tiona could not be continued. Company officials, on the other hand declared that many employes had expressed a wish to return. Special precautions would be taken to prevent any uctn onstration. About 60 per cent of th office force was on dutv again to-duv. Thev were escorted to the factory by a military guard without any sign of disorder. . SEEK DRAFT EVADERS IN MASSACHUSETTS Investigation Started to Determine Why 5,000 Mea Failed to Return Their Questionnaire. Boston. June 2 Investigation of 'the cases of nearly 5.000 Massachusetts men who did not return draft ques tionnaires or otherwise failed to com ply with the requirements of the se lective service act during the war was begun to-day by agents of the depart ment of justice. The investigation was ordered from Washington, offi cials desiring to clean up all records before the draft act becomes inoper- tive on June 7. J lie agents of the leartn)ent will reort on each case to I'tiited States Atsornev BoMiton, ho will determine whether arrests shall be made. ' STATE HONORS FAMOUS SON Memorial to Poet-Humorist John Godfrey Saxe Dedi cated at Highgate SHOVELED OUT SNOW ON MT. MANSFIELD ROAD. GOV. CLEMENT AND OTHERS PARTICIPATE Exercises Held on Anni versary of the Birth of the Poet ' Highgatef June 2. A huge boulder from the shore . of . Lake Champlain, erected by the slate on" the site of the old Kaxe homestead near the Canadian border, was dedicated to-day a a me morial to John Godfrey Saxc, the poet humorist. Governor 'lenient, Lieutenant-Governor Mason S. Stone and other state officials had a part in the cere mony, which was attended by persons from many sections of the state. The exercises had special significance in that they were held on the anniversary of the birth of fhe poet, who died in JS8i at the age of 71 years. ' Governor Clement accepted the deed to the land on which the memorial stands from Mrs. K. 11. Humphrey, the present owner of the property, and iu turn presented it to the town of High- gate, represented by C. G. Austin. The monument, bearing an inscription fll ing ot the purpose ot its erection, was unveiled by Miss Mary Saxe of Mont real, a niece of the poet; and John G Saxe of New York, a grandson, deliv ered an address in which he gave brief historv of the Saxe family. J he erection of the memorial was in harge of a commission, consisting of G. Austin, D. W. Steele and E. J. Chamberlain. I Stowe, June 2. W. M. Adams drove an auto truck to the sum mit of Alt. Mansfield Monday, May 31, finding it ni'cessary to shovel snow for about a rod in in. one place. Work on the road is progressing rapidly. VERMONT DEMOCRATS ELECTING DELEGATES The Eight Men to Attend the Nation V al Convention are Expected to ' Go Uninstructed. Rutland, June 2. The Bemocratic stale convention niet here to-day to select eight delegates to the party na tional convention and to adopt a plat form. Former Mayor Henry C. Brislip, of this city was selected temporary chairman. Interest centered in the at titude to lie adopted toward prohibi tion and suffrage. ' The delegates aru expected to be uninstructed. ' SICK A SHORT TIME. $4 TAX RATE IS LEVIED IN BARRE City Council Adopted Reso lution, Fixing Amount, ' Last Evening' WAS MINP' itf TAX RATE BE MMENDED There May Be -.'e Diffi culty in Getting ugh: Year on That Income WEBB'S FINE HOME DAMAGED BY FIRE FAVOR RELIGIOUS TRAINING. it is stateI in official C ho-Shnak cir cles that the interview was entirely un connected with Poland. WANTS SUGAR HELD. Philippines testifies to its existence. POLES RENEW OFFENSIVE. Havana Chamber of Commerce Peti tion Government, Havana. June 1. The Havana cham ber of commerce to day petitioned the .u.. .. . i.. . . ! tured Vt tt., II Pt, Dial Ml K Ml nilBI the present crop lie retained on the is land and withheld from export. Th chamber of rommon-e explained that unless this measure is taken the short age of sugar in Cuba will be ery acute. PRESENT WHEAT STANDARDS. Will Be Continued, According to Sec retary Meredith, Washington. D. ('.. June 2. Continu al mn tf preenf federal wheat Mind ards was drided upon to-day by Sc--rrtary Meredith in an opinion (nerinj hearings hld to inquire into ls--ali faiti. in ihe enlral northwest with exiiirg grades for hard red spring and durum wheat. NEW YORK WAITERS STRIKE. Five Tfccnsana Men Aai Women De mi id 9-Hour Day. And are Said to Have Captured a Bol shevik Line on Boriiina River. Warsaw, June 1 Polish troops have turned to the offensne between Bri sov and Bobruisk on the center of the front which i under attack bv t lie Russian lsibhetiki and on May 27 cap- the line of the Bori-io ruer, according to an official statement is sued to day. The spirit shown by the Poles in the fighting liss "Mocked the enemy stsn s onensne pian, me statement says. Counter attacks againt the boKhe tik line on May .Kt in the Pleenici section were iresful. it is declared, aal setersl hundred prioner and a nnmler of machine puns wre -a; tured. South f Bobriti:k Polih raids hae reultcj in the taking of prison er and of war material. A a Part of the Curriculum of the Public School System. Ringhamton. X. Y.. June 2. The utheran svnod of New York and New ngland, at its opening session here to-day, adopted resolutions placing the vtiixt on record in laor of making religious training part of the eurric lum of the puhlie school system. It provides that pupils of the schools be turned over to their reopeHive- denom inations for half a day each week. At tendance at Bible classes, would be compulsory. DENIED BY VATICAN. That A. J. Balfour Had Proposed Ad mission to League of Nation. Rome, .Aine 2. Report published late last week that A. J. Balfuiir, for mer British secretary of slate for for eign affairs, had proposed the admis sion of the Vatican to the league of nation are denied in an ofticial state ment print ed by the lsi ertoro Ro mano. It is said that "no other per son" Las made any sink proposals. CONFERRED 2,69 DEGREES. MILLS TO CLOSE A WEEK. BsddcforS and &c Operatives to Have Vacation Early ia July. B'd-Wnrd. Me.. June 2. Notices were ftv.te1 in IVpperell mills of th' ritr and the ork mills in Saeo the morn ing announcing that the mill will be Saturday iontine. July 3. for one !' ii.rtv re-mni2 ''tMS Nw York, ne 2-fne thoit-and ' 'ulv i- xts-ul bnd w ill beat ur tr-n Barter, ra w rr-- rmj-lr-j rj J f ri The n'H " ' ' in ko?el r4 relum bete rte r moed to nnirow in iecj:tifl i -f t ! dered t s'nke t dv I bf-y irti:t 1 a iU cf (.rnr-rsl Jb J Columbia University ' Held Its 166th , Commencement. New York. June 2. - Columbia uni versity at its I Kith commencement ex ercises to-day conferred 2.t:t!l decrees in course. Honorary degree of Doctor of law were nmfcrrrd upon Henry P. Itio. Herbert C Hoover. Bih,'p tharles H. Brent. P.ear Admiral Wil liam S. Sim and t General John J. Pershing " - Los at Shelburne is Estimated Be tween $75300 and $100,000 Roofer' Torch Probably Started Blaxe. Shelburne, June 2 Shelburne house the home of lr. and Mrs. W. Seward Webb at Shelburne farms, was dam aged by fire and water yesterday aft rnoon to the extent of between $ia. 000 and ftUO.000, Tons of . water poured through the floor of the house before the fl.ie In the attic were ex tinguislied. 1 he fire wa cut off from the northern end. About 4- men fought to save the bouse. Mrs. Webb is at her camp in the Adirondack, but I)r. Webb i at his summer home, and sent for Chief Stoekwell of the Burlington fire de- art ment, who responded with seven of his men and the big truck. A roofer working m the gutters on the roof, soldering with a plumbers torch, discovered smoke pouring from he cupola. U la thought bis torch mav have mmmunicatM with the oodwork', and that the fire had smol dered for some time. ' The attic in the south end was blaze, and the flames were fought bv men employed on the estate, and oth ers, sneimirne larm nas iu own nre fighting system, with water supplied from a reservoir, and several streams ere soon turned into the attic after re extinguishers had been eihausted. Holes had to le chopped in the roof nd the cupola to pet at the flames. J'ons of water were pouiVd in and went down through the three floors below the attic. Mrs. Webb's suite be ing jut below and ruined. The liean tiful furnixhings of the rootim in the soulh end were done irreparable dam age, magnificent carpet, rug, hang ings, pictures, furniture, books, etc., .were soaked. Many of the furnish ing were removed. Water poured in a stream down the main ' stairway. Some of the heavy . , carpetings were cut ann rippca up and Charles Comolli Died Yesterday After noon. Churle Comolli of 70 Brook street died at tha Barre City hospitnl yes terday afternoon at 5:30. .Mr. Comolli had not been feeling well for the past week but not until Monday night did lie seek the care of a physician, going then to a (sector's office and returning to his home. Ho was ordered re moved to. the City hospital yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, then being criti cally ill. Mr. tmolli was a stonecutter, em ployed by the McGovern Granite Co., Inc., for three moijths prior to the suspension of manufacturing here. The trade he had learned in his fatherland, Italy, where he .was born 20 years ago Nov. 4, in Pianio. In 1807 he emi grated to the United States, coming directly from New York to Kast Barre to work for the Charles Bianchi t Son firm. With this firm he continued even after it moved to this city and unti his employment with the McGovcrn firm. He leaves besides his wife, three children, Mario, aged 10. John, aged 1 and 'Elizabeth, aged thr A sister Adelina Comolli resides in Montpelier, The funeral will lie held to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home burial to be made in Hope cemetery. DEATH ENDS PITIFUL TALE. Elderly Cabot Woman Taken to Hos pital After Son Went to Asylum. Mrs. Emilv Jacobs, the elderlv wom an brought to the liarre City hospital on May 17, after Sheriff frank It Tracy of Montpelier had discovered her in a filthy condition at her home in Cabot when he was investicltinir the case against her son for the neglect of his cattle and stock, died at the hospital yesterday afternoon of old age. Her son, Arthur, the only known rel tive, was committed to the state in sane asylum upon order of the Barre city court, when it .was disoovered that four cows had starved to death in-his barn and his mother existed in an in credible condition at his home. Mrs. Jacob, was born in Barre in 1S42. As vet. ' funeral arrangements have not been made, as these will rest with the selectmen of Cabot. Soaked with water, it took many men to carry them out. Holes had to le cut in the lower floors to drain off the water. MRS. CARRIE C0MST0CK. Native, of Vergenne Died in Barre ' ' This Morning. Mrs. Carrie Comstoek died at the home of her daughter, f)ora Comstoek, Mount street, this morning at 2 o'clocK, after an illness of 11 weeks. She was born in Vergenne, July 12, )H3S. Besides the daughter w ith whom she made her home, she leaves a son by a former marriace, Edward "Norton of Jonesville: two brothers. George H. Stimpson of llaremont, N. H., and Rol lin Stimpson of Windsor, besides sev eral nieces and nephews. The funeral will le held at the house Friday aft ernooti at 2 o'clock. A tax rate of $4 was fixed by tha Barre city council last night for tit present year's levy. Some doubt wa expressed whether, the business of tho year could be carried on at that rate but the council decided to make a iry, cutting the expenditures whenever pos sible. This was the rate that bad been considered the jninimum by the former finance committee in making up tlu municipal budget. -Last year's rate was $3.40. - . It was said that there anight be a slight increase in the grand list-this year, although the cldsenes of the col lection of the account wa a matter open to speculation. The resolution, as finally adopted, filing the rate at $4, called for tlm fallowing levy: I Direct state tax (fixed by iawj 40 State school tax (fixed by law) .10 State highway tax (fixed by law) ' .05 County tax (fixed by law) .01 City highway tax (fixed by law) .20 City school tax (additional 50c) 1.50 Sinking fund fax .13 General city tax 1.59 Total tax fjoo The tax bills will be sent out shortly by the city treasurer, and the pay ment will be due at once, with August 10 the final dute before the unpaid taxes are turned over to the collector. The unpaid taxes will go into new hands this yeaff, George A. Morris hav ing resigned as first constable and col lector. The auditor reported last night that fhey had completed the audit of Mr. Morris" books, showing that the sura of 77.70 had been collected by Mr. Morris and wail due the city. Treasurer Mackay announced that Mr. Morris had paid over that amount f money and surrendered his book. " Then came a discussion bv the coun cil about the size of bond to b asked wf Mr. Morris to protect the city on remaining accounts, and it ws decided to ask Mr.. Morris for a $.i00 bond, the request for such a bond beinsr custom ary when a collector ends his official duties. It was also voted to prepare .a new book for the incoming collector. Chief of Police Sullivan having been, previously desi;mated for that position. The report of the auditors on Mr. Mor ris' books was accepted. Gas Ca. to Get Higher Maximum. After investigation of the reouest 0 the Barre Gas Co. it was voted bv the council that a resolution be drawfl up, granting a revision of the rov nnnv'a ,.l,urAr - ,1.n, it .. :'l I i STATE 0. E. S. CONVENTION CANADA RETAINS CUSTOMS DUTIES After All-Night Debate Parliament vote i Kejeci Amendment vui ting Down the Duties. Ottawa. June 2. After an. all-night debate Parliament voted this morning by ma jority of 2tl to reject an amend ment to the budget hill, calling for sub stantial reductions in custom duties on necessities of life, machinery aod implements. RESOLUTE STARTS OUT. ACCEPTS K. OF C INVITATION. Gee to Newport to Be Ready for the Trial Race. ,Bristol. R. I., June 2. The cup de fender Resolute came off the marine railwar at the Hcrrcschoff vards to day and immediately set sail for New port, where she arrived about noon She will remain there for the trial race with Vanitie. flrorge A. tor mack, secretary of the New York lac-ht club, was a guest tjf Robert W. Kmmons, 2d. the manager on board the Resolute. During her stay here the) Resolute wa pol'hed up, the upper j portion of her undcrwxly painted and her rigjring strengthened. She had a strong eouthwest wind to beat ajrint on the run 1o Newport. Opened in Barre This Afternoon and Will Continue To-morrow. Many delegtes and grand officer ar rived in Ifcrre this forenoon for the opening this afternoon of the annual session of the grand chapter of Ver mont, Order of the Kastern star. The session will continue through to-morrow. The first, meeting vas held this afternoon in the Masonic hall, and to night a reception will be given in the How land hall by offic ers and members of Ruth chapter. j WORCESTER, MASS, i79.74- Increase of 43.! Per Cent Wa Shown by Censu. Washington. D 1'., June 2. CenU returns tor.l!2U anounced to day in clude : Worcester. Ma.. 173.741. increase SJ.'.Vv, or 23. per rent. . Pawtudket. H. I . fit.24. increase 12,ti2t, or 24.3 per rent. Woonsorket R. I.. 4T4W, increase 5,371. or 14 I per rent. Central Kail. R 1.. 24.174. im rea 1.420. or J per cent. Cranston. R. I, -MoT, increase e.-'ion. or 3f3 per cent. Kat l"T whlem-e R. 1 . increase 3.fV. or 17 9 per cent. Bavonne. J., ..,.!, inree 21.- V. r 3.i per cent. irn hv-tn. Mas.. !,(?;. or 'IS per rent the Focn Will Uaveil Statue ef Lafayette at Met ia Angutt. New Ycrk. June 2. Marha1 Fch ha acrepted the imitation f the Kn'ght of Colnmbu t nncil the statue e.f .afavette. whs- tbe kmjrhw w iil pretent to !-in Anrnt. Su preme kt?!M A -I. KtaWty ai-sxMim-ed here to tv. The we.eiOnir wi'l Isle I la-e at Mi est Auvu-t 21. and Prccn- IVrsb'Pg tw'dewt lleha-l il ao-eft fse siatue ' rn eit raordmary ei ute for rdiof in befaaif f trance. lici' whines of ra'.s. TO CURTAIL PRODUCTION. pany charter so that it will be poss, ble for the company to increase iti maximum charge for iras from 2 to $2.50 per thousand cubic feet, as re quested by Treasurer Gay at the meet ing last week. Aldermen Scott and Shield reported on their imiuirv into the affairs of the comnanv and stated their belief that the company ought to te given the right to increase it barges, subject to the approval of the public service 'ommission. The proposed purchase of a check valve for the Orange brook reservoir in order to assist the present "reducim hamper was considered, and it wa finsllv left to the watter committee and superintendent. Slipt. Ruggles strong ly recommended the installation oif such a valve in order to avoid the ham mering on the mains and the ronse qnent weakening of tho joints. It was said that a larger reducing chamber was needed but that such construction might be rendered unnecessary for tha time being by the installation of (hit check valve, at a probablecost of $200. The street committee was .instructed to make such changes in the grade ot South Main street as may be required by the construction of the new irranite bridge. Miscellaneous matter considered were as follow:. In. J. U. Jackson given a permit to raise resit of ell at 2t South Main 'street and make flat roof. The reprt of the street committee and city attorney against granting a per mit to Mrs. Mary Sianchi to Inn Id a garage on city property on Welling ton street was accepted. Oterteer Mji Oridley asked for a lequirition of $1. 4'mI for the month of Mav, and the re uiiifition wa honored. .11. G. Bennett fut in a bill for 274 .(W for a seven by ' five foot, aign. reading "Barre Garage,"' which he had proposed to erect over Washington street and for which in stallation a permit, granted last yer, was rescinded by the present council. Mr. Bennett's bill was referred to tha finance committee. A. Sila wa civen permit to move a her 'n,.oe. a was Alex. W. Cornia k. M. n.uiion nad Mr. Nelson Parker wrie g-en peimits ! keep pig, the former at In Tike street and the latter al M Imwood avenu. The following warrant were ordered paid: Memorial day. $1.'0; street par. !!ij?t: engineering pay, 7.7.1; si'ff pay. 214 60; fire pay," I3..40; polio t-av. fV2j; eor' pa v. '. V. in -rca-eLjst. 20; M m Gnd.cv, f.H; William U ihrt. ritv attM-nrv and rti paid out. H4..4; K. C. Br.k. tmrkiag elec tion bootb, etc.. KJ-trCi: Martin Riley. CUBA DECLARES QUARANTINE Against Mexica and New Orleans Be cause of Bubonic Plagae. Havana. Jyne I. Cu' declared a (!i-atititie today azaifct ici and, four-day week im tti iertfwt New Orleans n account f bubjie j 1 be r-'lfy f nx-t.l.n. r,.t to lv lUi-w. The jtamtarr brrtmeet be ah paid ut,2;;; IV D. Ml!a, re.U id.-m?cd by water. M. , . Affect 3.500 Employe. j PRESENT NEW DEMAND. M.nc better, y H June 2. THeE Amo-keag Manula- turiaj coantsiiiy to . day posted nntwe r.f a fwnaiSmetit ie J day New Get J -3- worktnc Kiir 1 t; w.r-tcd dermrt j T.'i lund. 'ne 2 hundred em inent, anectire The nirtai!nier,t lt,v J.VU m i-U-'r rt -a 11 riihiiii: tc tbe Howe Ncale cv.rr p nT, !ari-t iJo'rT. be pre- f-U e f Rutliwd t'H a ceewmd fc at id'T- ef sI ,"wt t-rr tirr in ar. The Mirt manuta'-'c-ed i.T ik r?e I i W.si at e-nt cw"i fnr Mil rr ini ;h -re i'c-ti a a t,-im lsv ad t'e 4mal v-rts M ' fc-r tire rtiaj ,h''iiiL Ti ;si-iit li"J etpiic Js- 1.