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vnr YYTV-N0.93 BARRE, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JULY 2, 1920. v PRICE, TWO CENTS. 1 " 1 1 j FIGHT OVER PL A TFORM DEL A YS CHOICE OF CANDIDATES; DRY ISSUE BONE OF CONTENTION IThe Democratic Convention i Faced a Long Wrangle Over Prohibition and Probably Over League of i Nations and the Irish 1 j Question Bryan Leads f: the "Dry" Supporters. McADOO BOOMERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DELAY Cox Managers Admit They - Are at Standstill ; Palmer May Lose Some 'Delegates to McAdoo Soon After First Ballot -McAdoo Men Claiming Victory on Fifth Ballot. " San Francisco, July 2. A day be hind schedule and with the hardest ai.d Biost important of its work still ahead, the Democratic national convention re sumed this morning at 10 o'clock to hear the report of the platform com mittee and face the inevitable floor fci'it over the prohibition, as well us probable fights over the league of na tions ami the Irish question. Midnight effort to compose the dif ferences over the wet and dry issue in the platform committee failed alter prolonged hours of argument, airi inony and oratory. W hen all the 11th hour attc'mpt at harmony were given up. it was announced finally that all proposals to include anv kind of pro hibition plank whatever had been beat en by decisive votes and that the ques tion 'would be brought to the open floor of the convention. .- Last night's disappointed crowd which had packed the great civic audi torium from floor to rafters keen on the spectacle of William .1. Bryan set ting off the fireworks, trailed to the convention hall again to-day deter mined not to be cheated out of the (how by postponements or delavs. I'nder the program agreed upon, Mr. TV a r, u.ill nrnuini Ilia liille of tflA OI1CS-. twTn in a speech limited to 30 minutes and Bainbridge Colby, secretary of of state, will present the committee manager.' side in another 30 minutes. That arrangement, however, does not by any means confine the discussion to niie hour. Any number of persons de siring to speak, who may be recognixed by permanent Chairman Robinson, also may be, heard for SO minutes each. In view of Mr. Bryan's well-known fight ing spirit and his demonstrated stav ing qualities, no one is bold enough to predict that the fight will be a short; onr: Bryan's repeatedly announced de termination for "a platform no wet an run on" and his announcement of last night assured a prolonged struggle, and even though the predictions of the ad ministration that they would be able to "choke Bryan off" were to be ful filled, there w-as no prospect that they would be carried out quickly. Deliberation in Committee in Doubt. Exactly what took place in the meet ings of the resolutions committee iast night has not been fully disclosed but it is known that when at the close of the afternoon session all prohibition planks were voted out of the platform, Mr. Bryan in a long and fiery speech, told the committeemen' that while he realized that the administration forces had the votes to put over their pro- fram they would do so at the peril of is opposition. Whatever was the full import of what Mr. Bryan threatened it was sufficient to cause the commit tee, after being all ready to make its report, to reconsider fts decision and decide to hear Mr. Bryan at a further session while the convention waited. At this session, Mr. Bryan, it is .aid, continued his attack on the administra tion forces, who pleaded with him not to pursue a course which would make for party discord and endanger party Success in November. Mr. Bryan, how ever, reports from inside the committee room said, was adamant and the ma jor it r finally gave up all hope of con ciliating him and decided to fm-e the proposition of an open fight on the floor. With those prospects before it the convention vthen it resumed today faced the possibility of a program that might rarrv it far 'into a night session after probablv a brief recess for dm . Whether the floor battles could be ended in time to take up ballot ini for a nominee Wore the convent ion would have to quit .Irom sneer rxnau tion. was r qution. McAdoo Boomers Active. The McAdoo boomer took advan t! of the interruption in the pro fram to continue st rcnrtleiiing their w -up. Althmich they had oppo-e.l a suspension of the mle and a proposi tion to pix-ced to balloting ahead ef the report of the plat form committee earlv yeterdy. they re ready to aire'pt'thst program la-t nic'it. but t boa" who had greed to the il-a earli er would not so on with it Jvn.ii the ?frAdoo fnr lied brn uinj the i-i-tenm to strengthen tlvir poilion. There were int '.met ions of the ron vcnli-n I" i'ig pjoki-d at lat nisrfciV tatainn with an eve to the p:..ML tir f a 'swd. Cox force. k;i" Mir f their del I .- tandng firm. arS,n.. Irgr th.il they had o t Iw-t fortra'e in m.skicg UTtfsnv and among the Palmer delegates the Mc Adoo people were counting on additions to their candidate as a second choice. The McAdoo boomers were so conn dent of their position as to predict a nomination for him on the fifth ballot, if not before. SUN PREVENTED OUTBREAK. By Keeping the Spanish People in Good Spirits While Waiting for Bread. Madrid, July 2. The sun prevent ed what threatened to be a serious out break in Madrid during the recent bak ers' strike. The first two days of the bread scarcity were dull and threaten ing and the hungry poor were so af fected by the lowering skies and the lack of food that they paraded the streets in groups uttering shouts and menacing storekeepers who kept their establishments open. On the third duy the sun shone and although still hungry and compelled to wait indefinite hour for the loaves to be doled out, the people did so patient ly and even cheerfully. All kinds of laws and police regula tions were broken by the men, women and children forming the almost end less bread lines, but the authorities took a lenient view of what occurred. When an old man brought a camp bedRtcad, set it up on the sidewalk and stretched himself on it, a police man arrested him and led him to the station house with his bed. The po lice captain first looked grave, then began to laugh when the offender ex plained he knew he might have to wait anything from 12 to 24 hours for his bread and had merely provided against fatigue. He was released and returned to his place in the line with his bed amid the applause of the crowd. Another group hired a barrel or gan whose owner played popular melo dies while the people waiting with growing appetites and hollow stom achs danced merrily. On the Calle de la Magdalena a cobbler arrived carry ing a stool. 'his tools and a pair of shoes, which he was able to sole and heel before his turn came to obtain a loaf. Similar scenes were enacted day aft er day amid general hilarity until the municipal authorities decided to break up the big bread. lines by distributing loaves from a larger number of cen ters. TJie danger was then over. , THE COOLIDGE APPEAL. Not Very Fancy But It Leaves Strong Impress. " Calvin Coolidge, as commencement day speaker at the University of Ver mont, was an interesting study. He was as far removed. from the Hiram lohnson type as one could imagine. Johnson would have had his audience up on tip toes within five minutes aft er he hud opened his address. Cool idge's hearers were unmoved in an emotions! sense throughout his 20 min utes or so of talking. But there is this great difference to be noted. Johnson's audience would have gone home and, if they paused to think it over, they would have been questioning themselves what it was that moved them to applause and out ward approval. They would not have carried much away with them of lad ing qualities. Coolidge's audience has plenty to think over for a long time. There is food for thought, in his whole speech; neighbors can discuss it over the back fence for some time to come, and they will continually find a fresh applica tion of his text to the situation in which the ' country find itself. It doesn't take a very rigorous mental digestive apparatus to assimilate the froth of some speakers; the solid meat in the mental meal served up by Calvin Coolidge is different. Coolidge pays the highest compli ment to his audience that a speaker ran pay. He takes it for granted that they are serious minded persons out on a serious minded mission. While his words were heard only by those who were interested in the immediate occasion of the graduation of a class from the university they were in fact addressed to the entire nation. And they gave the entire nation something worth thinking about. It was very evident that Coedidge is not a grand stand player. He cares little for the immediate effect; his eye is on the ultimate effect. And after all it is this characteristic that dis tinguishes the real statesman from the opportunist politician. A thought is a thought with Coolidge and he han dles it with respect and caution. Oth ers, can play the part of the mounte bank if they want to; for him, he will he honest with himself and -his own mental equipment. Which is the only way he can be honest with the people whom he hopes to serve. It was very evi.ient that here was a man to whom the people may trust their public cares and duties, and do so with safety. It must have come to a grest many as a feeling of pro found relief that the Republican party is presenting a man of such solid, substantial, and sturdy qualities as the candidate for the t ice -presidency. The audience, while academic, was also making a .sire-up of Coolidge. hi a political sense. After the turmoil and uncertainty of recent years to have men of Calvin Coolidiree type in high public omW will give promise of e ciiritr that the country is not likely to f.-rego. St. Albans McengT. CcL Emery. ! F.ndcme continues to anumu'iaCe Hat the andidaey of "ol. C. .V rmery I (or governor - jrn.ning in lavor ! throughout the state, with the lm-rea- ing rev-opnition of ki eperial fitr.es for the position. He would nring to the admini-t ration of state atfair thoe fiiialiti"- bad on character. e-vperi- t'ie and -ovnd judgment, wl,-h are ncde t this t inie to restore the of!e in the re"-t and eonti.ience of the r-'oj'ic. - Lnoburg Standard. BRYAN VERY PUGNACIOUS Defeated for a "Bone Dry" Plank in Committee, He Will Renew Fight he has several more Amendments Irish Sympathizers Plan for Recognition of Irish Republic San Francisco, July 2. Framed aft er days and nights of struggle with clashing interests and opinions, the resolutions committee draft of the platform was laid before the Demo cratic national convention to-day for adoption. Further conflict in the forura of the convention'itself was regarded as cer tain. Irish sympathizers among the delegates had served notice of their purpose to seek to have that plank re written to include a flat declaration for diplomatic recognition of the Irish re public. Decisively defeated in his efforts to force a bone-dry declaration into the committee structure, W. J. Bryan an nounced his purpose of renewing the battle on the floor. He had also "several-' amendments to committee planks to present to the convention he added, but did not disclose their purport. The commitee platform was silent on prohibition enforcement. It was a long document, efforts to produce a brief, emphatic statement of princi ples having been balked from the out set. A wide range of subjects were treat ed including agriculture, labor, soldier relief, and a score more domestic ques tions. The preamble was brief. It was confined to a tribute to the leadership of President Wilson. Foremost among the planks came en dorsement of the league1 of nations and condemnation of the Republican Ken ate for having interposed "partisan envy and personal hatred" in the way of world peace. The president's stand against "reservations designed to cut to pieces the vital provisions of the Versailles treaty" was applauded, but coupled with this declaration went the statement, written in after a prolonged committee struggle, that the Demo cratic party did not oppose "reserva tions making clearer or more specific the obligations of the United States to the league associates." Accompanying this was an assertion that the president had repeatedly de clared and , the convention now re affirmed that American obligations, as a league member "must be fulfilled in strict conformity with the constitution of the I'nited States embodied in which is the fundamental requirement of de claratory action bv the Congress before this nation may become a participant in any war." The Irish plank, center of hours of committee dispute, was brief. The specific reference followed a general assertion reaffirming the prin ciple of national self -determination as a war aim which "victory established.' It merely renewed "within the limita tions of international comity and us age," previous expressions of the Democratic party of sympathy with Irish aspirations for self-government. The Armenisn plank also expressed sympathy, but was silent on the ques tion of acceptance by the I'nited States of a mandate over that country for which the president asked authority of CongTes. Consistent with the consti tution and American principles, the com mittee plank said, the government should lend "every possible and prop er" aid to the Armenians' effort to set up a government of their own. Among other international subject tombed upon, wss non-admission of Asiatic immigrants, declared lo be as a national policy, a true expression of the judgment of our people. i The Mexican plank asserted that the administration, remembering in all cir cumstances that Mexico was an inde pendent state, had been "unwilling eith er to profit by the misfortunes ol the people of Mexico or to enfeeble their future by imposing from the outside a rule on their temporarily distracted council." Order was "gradually re-ap-jiearing"' there as a result, it added, and "at no time in many years have Ameri can lives and interests been so safe as they are now." The New MexVan government shouM be recognized when it had proved it ability to ma-intain order, signified it willingness to meet international obli gat ion and hsd given foreigners In Mexico 'rights as well as dtit-ev" the plank continued. It served police, however, that until that time "Mexico niut realize the propriety of a poli.-y that assert the right of the I'nited State to demand full protection for it citirens." Republican Cor tress Indicted. On one point, throughout the plat form committeemen apparently were ii full accord. It harply indteled the Republican Congre and the Republi can party on many count. The finan cial plank condemned "the pernicious attempt of the Republican party to cre ate diecontent among the holder of the bonds of the government'" and to "drag our public finance and our bank ing and currency ystem back into the arena of party potitiea." Failure to roa"t tx revi;on "through sheer political tvwardior," al so wa charged ainti-t the HepuWi ran. llaiwi of Republican publ-r eoemomy cre trarded a "false pretense,'' but the attack on the Republicans reached its climax in a separate plank devoted to "Republican corruption." This section discussed the "shocking disclosure of the lavish use of money" by candidates for the Republican presi dential nomination and the "conviction of a Republican senator" from Michi gan, charged with having violated cam paign expenditure laws, to draw the in ference that there is indicated "the re entry, under Republica-n auspices, of money as an influential factor in elec tions" and "'stern popular rebuke," is invoked. If the Republicans, the plank adds, control the Senate only by virtue of the Michigan election mentioned. FRAUD CHARGED TO FIVE POV.LT Pi EY MEN Banker Alleged to Have Taken Stock from Widow and Son Injunc tions Issued. . Poultney, July 2. Five injunctions were served yesterday on Henry A. Spallholr, 'president of the First Na tional bank of this town; Henry M. Matot, president of the William Grif fith Slate Co., Inc.; J. K. Holme, secre tary of the company; R. M. (ioodspeed, a director in the company, and L. R. Runkle, cashier of the First National bank, all of this town, and Henry A. Fpallho', jr., president of the First Na tional bank of Salem, N. Y. They were signed by Superior Court Judge F. M. Butler of Rutland and strictly enjoin the men from selling or transferring the books, certificates and shares of stock of the William Griffith Slate Co., Inc., valued by experts at $100,000. The bill was brouifht on the com plaint of Catherine (Jrillith, widow of William Griffith; W. I. Griffith, her son, and Henrietta, his wife, all of this town. They allege that Mr. Spallholz and his son," the former a prominent banker in this town and a member of the Metho-" dint church, have defrauded them of slate quarry property valued by ex perts at f loii.oi Hi. The defendants, the bill claims, ob tained the property by manipulations through the bank, "it alleges thst Mr. Spallholr. and his son secured 100 shares, the full amount of Che capital stock, by misrepresentations to the widow, who is S3 years old, to young Griffith and his wife, using the direc tors of the bank an dummies in the slate conipauy. None of the directors held anv of the stock. HEAR HALF MILLION IN LICENSE FEES NORTIIFIELD Mrs. Charles Baldwin of Keene, N. II., and Miss Etta Stcbbins of Wash ington, D. C, are spending some time with their mother, Mrs. O. F. Stcb bins, at her home on North street. Charles W. Avery of Pla infield, N. J., a former resident of this town, has been visiting here the past week. Miss Frances Collins has completed her school in Springfield, Mass., for the year and is at the home of her moth er, Mrs. B. A. Collins, for the summer vacation. Mrs. N. M. Jolinoon. son, Howard, daughter, Klinor, ami mother. Mr. U. O. Shailer, have gone to Middletow n. Conn., the latter's home to visit for a few weeks. Fiigene F. Parker ha completed hi duties for the year at Harvard college. Cambridge, M'., and is at the home of his mother, Mr. Mattie Parker. Mrs. .1. C. Ihinahue has been visiting in St. Albsn. Her daughter, a tea. her in that city, accompanied her home. Mr. and 'Mr. Frank A. Gokry and daughter, Msrjorie, of Kvcrett. Mass., are visiting at the home of hi par ent. Mr. and Mr. C. C. Gokey. George A. Stevens, who met with a serious aerident lat week, while work ing in the C. M. Davis mill at North field Falls, is making a satisfactory re covery, and it is expected that he will be able to leave Hilton hospital this week. Mr. Steven injured his right hand so badly that amputation was neeessarv. Miss Miriam Kimball is visiting her sister. Mrs. K. I). Wort hen, in Bur lington. .slicing Smith has moved hi family to Randolph, where he has employment in the Battle garage. THETFORD V r ftond and wife attended com mencement at Burlington, where their son. Maurice, was one ol tne graduate. Prini-i im 1 . I.. Sawver ha returned to his home in Ombridge. Mass. He ha been enesged to run the academy another vear. The cirls for the Hanoum camps ar rived this week. Mi Mabel Berry and Mi A. K. of amhridue. Mass., arrived at the Perrv cottage Thursday. Andra 'Blodtrett is at the girls' scout camp at Willoughhy lake. Mrs. vV. H. 1'erkins ana uuio'-i. Fvelvn. who have been at S. C. Ste vens' for two weeks, e Tuesday for A'heville. X. C. Th river driver camped on Rices land near the bridge June 2 to .10. Mr. and Mr. Wilbur Scrmner oi smlturH visited their dauchter, Mrs. H. C. Sanborn. Wednesday. Mr. Max Hill i entertaining her mother, Mr., t ook, from t hateaugay. N. V. . . It. sl.L and "irt of his family came Wednesday from Corinth to do hi havinx on the kw farm. Mr" I'tHlnn is entertaining her broher. Mr. Ijithrop. from; Detroit Dashing His Hopes. Palmist - You will not be able lo find . ,,rt I ran see Ten ander;rr throurh the streets. andering wan der irz. Flat hunter And finally? ram't -Then at lM at Ut -Hat bunter (exr :;ilv - e. on Talnott - At last x-oii m ill gH used to it. LdiDDurgii Scotsman. Received by State Automobile Depart ment in First Six Months of the Year. If. A. Black, secretary of state, has made the following announcement, showing the receipts in the automobile department for the first six months this year compared with the same pe riod last year. June 1919 19:20 Cars registered 2,024 2,723 Operators' licenses 2,778 3,548 Chauffeurs' licenses 374 4"6 Motorcycles reg 91 153 Re-registrations ........ 478 titH Dealers 8 3 Certificates of hire ...... 11 17 Zone licenses 1 3 Receipts issued 4,483 5,71)2 Fees $43,279.98 $36,124.j0 Jan. 1 June 30, 1920. Cars registered 23.0H3 27.3ti0 Operators' licenses 24,205 28,577 Chauffeurs' licenses .. 3.0"ti 1,712 Motorcycles reg Ml 743 Rrregis'trations ...... 974 1 .053 Dealers 173 187 Certificates of hire 129 125 Zone licenses 1 19 Receipts, issued 32,905 38.302 Fees $400,337.92. $489,963.71 TO RELEASE AMERICANS. United States Sends Destroyer to Mer sina. Washington, D. C July 2. In a con certed effort to bring about the release of Mr. and Mr. Paul Xilson of Illinois, who are held by Turkish nationalists, an American destroyer has been dis patched to Mersina, and the French au thorities are holding Turkish hostages, Admiral Bristol at Constantinople, reported to-day to the state depart ment. ' COTTOIf PRODUCTION. Government Forecast for 1920 is II, i 340,000 Bales. Washington, D. C, July 2. A cotton crop of 11,450,000 bales was forecast to-dav by the department of agricul ture, "basing its estimate on the con dition of the crop June 25, which was 70.7 per cent of a normal and on the area under cultivation on that date, which was announced as 35,504,00 acres. W OOLEN MILLS TO SHUT DOWN Principal Plants of Wood's Company Are to Close Indefinitely July to. Andover, Mass., July 2. The princi pal mills of the American Woolen com pany, now operating only three days a week, will be shut down completely for an indefinite period on July 10, President William M. Wood announced vesterday. Cancellation of orders filled or readv to be filled and curtailment of orders for next season's godo, he said, made the stoppage necessary. President Wood said it was impossi ble to forecast how long the mills would have to be kept closed, but he said re opening would be ordered immediately after there was any indication of im provement in market conditions. MONTPEL1ER f.i nriKir V. W. ( lenient is sending out a notice to the effect that all con sumers of coal in ermont should at the earliest date notify H. J. M. Jones, tli ti fupl administrator of Ver mont, of the amount of con! that they need, in order that none of the fami lies in Vermont will be short of fuel this winter. He is also sending a let ter to the industries and piiiuic ninnies rfrriiir to flip shortage in bituminous coal and asking them to "fill out and leturn at once a quest ioinaire reU live to th'c amount of coal needed. Mr. Jones is sending out a similar no tice and the questionnaires are to be returned to the fuel administrator. I h.rl rretix. who is emploved by the Montpelier Ice company, was han dled rather roughly y his companion Amniiiv iii thm same husine Thurs day afternoon and is at his home. It was at first reported that one of the men used a pitchfork on Predix, but this was denied this morning: also it was learned that he was not in the hospital as repoited. but at his home. Mrs F.Huin Unices pupil tsve a very interesting recital Tuesday eve ning of this week at Jlr. unices is thpr't home on Kast State street. The pupil are student of the violin. There were 19 numtwrs on llie program, ann the students plaved very well. .... . a. J Madine, the daogmer or mc lira Mrs. tarroll Stewart, is recovering from a verv severe case of measles. LEGISLATURE NOT YET CALLED Gov. Clement's Office in Montpelier Has Re ceived No Word OF HIS INTENTION TO CONVENE SESSION Clement Was in Conference With Senator Harding Last Night At the, State House in Montpelier there had come no definite information to-day of Gov. Clement's intention to call a special session of the Vermont legislature to act on the woman suf rage amendment, as was intimated in a Washington dispatch he would do. The executive office professed itself o be without information regarding the matter. Oov. Clement will.probably re turn to Montpelier soon from Wash ington. The Washington dispatch telling of Gov. Clement's conference with Sena tor Harding, the Republican nominee for president, is as follows: "Washington, D. C, July 2. Gov ernor Clement of Vermont, after a con ference here last night with Senator Harding, the Republican presidential nominee, indicated that he would im mediately call the Vermont legislature in speciafsesaion to act on the federal suffrage amendment, "The Vermont governor, while not stating definitely his course in the suf frage matter, was quoted in a state ment from Senator Harding's office as saying that he 'frankly Confessed there was a preponderance of Kepublican a vice in favor of a special session called to consider ratification. Governor Clement in hi statement after the conference said: "I have been calling on Senator Harding, and we discussed the state of the union agreeably, vou can be sure and we discussed suffrage ratification by Vermont. Our state Republican con vention asked me to call the extra ses sion. Chairman Hays ha urged it on behalf of the national convention. at urally I wanted Senator Harding's views, and he suggested an early call. Mv reluctance i due to feeling that Vermont prefers to change the funds mental law very deliberately. We can only change our state constitution by one direct appeal to the people and the favorable action of two legislatures We are reluctant, therefore, to ratify by a legislature which was elected at a time when suffrage was not an issue. Senator Harding had the following to say regarding the conference: "It gave me an opportunity to say to Oovernor I lement that I was deep ly interested in the final disposition of the question of rat location and I told the governor frankly that if mv wdvice were wanted, I would be glad to see Vermont Republicans close up the great franchise reform. "The women throughout the nation are deeply interested In the national Lrampaign and the ratification must be closed soon if they are universally to participate in the federal election. I would be gratified, of eoure, to have Republican Vermont cloe the gap. but (inventor lemnl understand I was not trepasmag mi Wi authority in giv ing him w. h an minton in the course of our - niefo " Will Call Specai Si ia Tennessee. t ahiP(fion. Jult 2 ivrnor Kob lert of Tenne-e in a tetrram re ' ceivwd last nigM bv tlie Vallonal Worn !fn' partv do lre i-ftnitels that he would call a spei tal rK-n of the leg islature of hi stale to meet Aug. 9 for the purpose of aoting on the fed eral suffrage amendment. The governor's telrgram wi the first announcement from him of the date of the special session, although it had been stated several days ago at the capital in Nashville that Aug. 9 had been decided upon. DANCED "BREAKDOWN" ON 65TH ANNIVERSARY Mra. Pliny Duprey, Aged 87, Who, with Her Husband, Aged 82, Observed Happy Event, Was Quite Nimble. Mr. and 'Mrs. Rliny Duprey cele brated their 85th wedding anniversary at the home of their son, William, on east hill, Wednesday, June 30.31r. Du prev is 82 years of age and his wife is 87. . ' Among those present .were their brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Zed Duprey of Northfield. The brothers married sisters. Another brother, Thomas Duprey, of Lowell, Mass., was also present. Mr. and Mrs. Pliny Duprey were the parents of 14 children and have 46 gr parents of fourteen children, and have 46" grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren, Of their own chil dren the following were present at the anniversary: Mr. end Mrs. Abram Duprey of Northfield, Mr. and Mrs. Mose Mavo of Berlin and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lovely of Nashua, X. H. The grandchildren it attend ance were Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Du prey and their daughter, Kathryn, of Northfield, Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Need ham of Northfield and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Abair of Bawc. Others present were Mr. and Mrs. Charles LaForrest of Barre and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bom bard of Xorthfield. A remarkable feature of the anniver sary was the dancing of a ibreak dovvn" by Mrs. Pliny Duprey, aged 87. She also engaged in a quadrille. The honored couple received a Urge purse of money from their many friends, and many good wishes were given the old couple for several years more of wedded life. MEVETTE GAMBLE. Frosted Lemon Pie for American Cow boy? Huh! Two brown-skinned American cow boys, rigged out in high boot, spur, broad trimmed hat and other apparel reminiscent of t.be broncho busling frontier days of Wyoming, came out of a building "in Cheyene. and made their way to a pair of" ponies tied before a cafe. TJ'eir saddle horses looked some what incongruous midt a double row of automobile parked along the curb ing of the wide thoroughfare. '"Going to start sked one "Tout suite." replied the other, be traving hi military sen M-e oerea. Hi left foot vii in the stirrup. "Wish you'd come along and have a piece of lemon pie," said the first cow boy entreat ingly. adding: "Mighty giMid :" "io vou one." A the other, re hitchinir hi pony. They went inside the cafe and rre lat een devouring two juicy slab f lemon cuatard pie covered with thick white fro-ting. This i Cheyenne of to day- I-mon pie substituted for Ted-eye." Wash ington Herald. Speed Minis. Mr. Newri.h (rettirtw-d from touri We ent verv iftly a the way. Caller- But" travelies: in a fat auto, how nmld vou gt any idea of the fotp-rv Mr' Newrwh-h. I bmiM lot of pwtiire posK-ard every pla-e w Hoj-j-ed at. Botoi Transcript- TALK OF THE TOWN Repulsr meeting of local 4S. M. P. I'., will lie held in the band room Sun day, July 4. at 3:30 p. m. At L Mi'.ne. sec. A partv of 15 young ladies, many of them saWladiea of the Adam Co. tore, met at the home of Miss Mildred Clark on Abliott avenue to letow upon Miss Annie Font ana a shower of miscellaneous gifts in honor of her spproarhing marriage to Krnest Mar chctti. (lames, cards. mnir and danc ing were the various diversion en joyed during the evening, but the paramount feature of the occasion an excellently prepared supper, served by Mr. Charles ( lark. A suprise party was tendered Mr. Aiexander Moir of ! Cottage street at the home of Frank" v-ava of North Seminary and Brook atreets by 30 or more adult friend of the lady. An drew Freeland. in behalf of the com pany, presented Mrs. Moir a handsome leather traveling bag as a token of e membranee from her Barre friend, sim-e she soon leaves for Waxahachi. Tex., to join her husband, who left here during the first weeks of the la Imr trouble to accept employment at the aranfe industry in that town. The evening was a most enjoyable one to all and it was not until after mid night that the games, music and socia bilitr ceaei. Barre Young Lady the Bride of Wells River Man. A very quiet, but pretty, wedding took place last evening at 8 o'clock at the Jjome of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mr. Harry Gamble of 47 Ayers street, when their daughter. Miss Ethel Mav Gamble, was united in marriage to Noah Clement Meyette of Wells Riv er by Rev. F. L. Goodspeed, pastor of the Congregational church, the single ring service being used. The bride and groom were attended by a brother and sister of the latter, James Meyette and Miss Blanche Meyette, both of Wells River. The bride wore a traveling suit of brown, with hat to match, while her bridesmaid wore a suit of blue, with a hat of the same shade. The party en tered the room as Miss Nellie Slora played the bridal chorus from "Lohen grin." After the ceremony, refreshments were served to the few guest preaant, and vocal and instrumental music were enjoyed. About 9:30, a few couples who had learned of the wedding came for the bride and groom and gave them an unpremeditated trip through the main street. On their return, these friends were invited in to partakfe of the refreshments. The bride has been a resident of this fitv aim-e ea rlv childhood andrhas a large number of friends and acquaint nmi here, a she has been a clerk ir virion store since completing her school work at Spaulding. being last . . , i i . employed for aoout two years as Door keeper at the Red Cros pharmacy. Sir tv.t i a farmer in Wells River and there he and his bride will reside. Mr n,l Mrs. Mevette did not leave last night on a wedding trip, but are planning a journey through tne vvnue mountain within a lew nays. EWEN C0BURN. FIRE DAMAGE TO STOREHOUSE Building Owned f'r W. D 1 3 Bradford on Sf g ain St. Partially DtCJroyed C3 , FIRESTARTFgBY SPARKS FRC.i ENGINE Barre People Were United in Marriage at Burlington. At the rathedral church of St. Taul in Burlington Thursday afternoon, Mis Maud K. Coburn, daughter of Mrs. of 8 (Iran ire street, this marrinri to James M. r.wen of 1 Orange street. The ceremony took pla. at 4 o clock, tue omciaung ciergy- Pt Rt- (ieorffe V. Bliss. bishop-coadjutor of the Episcopal dio cese of Vermont. The double ring 'service was used and there were no attendants. Both the bride and groom are highly esteemed in Barre. The bride was j . Un.xUinR li i Vl action! granuaico. in in l!Hi7. following which she attended (ioddard seminary ano; laier ine w ton School of Music. As a musician of unusual ability she has, taught suc- . f.,n ; hi ritv. and for several vears has held the position of organist at the I hurrn or me ioa rpri Mr. I'.wen is a superintendent in the cranite manufacturing plant of Bar- clav Bros. I'pon their return from a motor trip through the ' White mountains and vi, .nA Mr. Kwen will take .imiltr, .,. -- up their residence in Barre. No cards were issued. Seaasonably Expressed. IV your wife cry when she gets anrry?"" Ve; it isn't the heart of her temper that diatreases me o much as the hu midity." Boston Transcript. Why He Worried. "CJieer up. Dirk, old man! Absence make the heart grow fonder, you know." -Humph! The trouble i I'm by no meana pure that it'a havine the Mm rfSec upup the girl." Boston Traa-etipt. MACAULEY MACKENZIE. Wedding of Graaiteville Parties Took Place at Bride' Home. Tka marriaire t,f Mi Katie Mary MacKenxie of (iranitev ill- and John v ..!.. nf the same pUce was sol emnized at o'ebtek UWrWiiy ning at the home of the bri I.' n:rent. i. .a Mra Alexander Mk Ken:.ie. The ceremony took plar under A beau tiful arch of tern ana ro--. . r i.k.k.u nf the r.-hvterian church wa the officiating .lergvman. using the sintrle ring erv.. Tt. hH. eowned in liavr blue taffeta and carried a bou juet oi ynn ga and ferns. After the marriage, refreshro-pt werv served in the dining room by the . - , f Mra Mar- brwie inrn.is. - . ..!. lf inr m weddinr tour w,n-h will 'include a trip to Niagara Fall and Boston, the Pn.ie rrrruru ."u nice and useful preseni. Mr. and Mrs. MacAulav are to make their home in Granitet ille, where they have many friend who wih them a long and happy life. DAKBUBT DECREASED. Connecticut City Fell o Six Per Cent ia Popvlat to. Washington. D. C July 2 The cen sus fipire announced to-day includ ed: Ianbury. Conn . !!; decrease ), 55, v 6 6 per cent. Property of Mrs. T. Parker Adjoining Ablaze Also, . but Little Damage Done Fire, believed to have been started by sparks from a passing engine, this morning gutted the loft of the storage house and garage belonging to W. A. Bradford at the end of the South Main street bridge. The damage is esti mated at approximately $800, covered by insurance. The Are was started when sparks blew from a passing engine, to the dry roof and were there fanned into flames by a vigorous breeze. The fire was not noticed until it had gained consid erable headway, and then a neighbor, seeing the smoke roll out, telephoned the fire department. The fire started on the eastern side of the building and had spread completely over the roof by the time the appa ratus arrived. A strong wind, blowing from the south, threatened to carry the blaze to the adjoining house of Mrs. Parker, before steps could be taken to prevent it, and sparks at various in tervals did manage to gain a hold and spring into blaze. Strict watch kept by the fire department discovered every threatened portion, however, and only in one place did the flames gain enough headway to do appreciable Hamage. The quick response of the fire depart ment prevented the fire spreading to the lower part of the building, where there was a Garford truck stored. The only damage done in that portion of the building was by the water, and this was extremely slight. The entire up per story was destroyed, however, and only the charred boards clinging to the rafters remained. Two sleighs were, stored in the loft. The fire started about 10 o'clock a. m. and was completely under control 15 minutes after the engine arrived. The damajre was estimated to be be tween $S0O and $1,000, but it is be lieved that the insurance covers the loss. The rear roof on the Parker house at 110 South Main street suffered in only one place, where the fire gained considerable headway before it was noticed. It was only about two months ago that the roof of the Bradford garage caught lire in a similar manner, but it was extinguished then with very slight damage. J W. T0PSHAM WILL CELEBRATE. Parad of "Horribles" in Morning, Ad dress and Sports. West Topsham is to observe the glo rious Fourth in splendid fashion this year, and if all signs do not fail one of the largest crowds will visit the old town. A program of holiday sport has been arranged and will include a grand procession of "horribles' at 10 a. m.j racing of various kinds: tug of war; address by Atty. S. Hollister Jackson of Barre at 1 p. ni.: wrestling bouts at 1:30 p. m., with Dave Spicerj as referee: baseball game at 3 p. m. between the Barre South End team and the Taplin hill nine. Danciug will also be in order, both afternoon and evening, with music furnished by a good orchestra from Barre. Arrange ments have been made by local parties to present moving pictures. At noon the ladies will serve a baked bean supper at a small charge, while re freshments of every sort will be on sale on the grounds during the day. The affair is sponsored by Ethan Allen lodge, Xo. 2f5, Knight of Pythiss. of West Topsham. .Everybody is asked to head their cars for West Topsham, -wherer they will find divertisement aplenty to celebrate the national holi day. It will be a big day for West Topsham. FINED FOR GAMBLING. Beacon Show People Plead Guilty in City Court. Deputy Sheriffs H. J. Slayton and George L. Morris, armed with warrant issued by State's Attorney E. R. Davis, arrested at Intercity park last evening ( six men eonneciea wnn ine i ouiiti Beacon ehowsVarnival on the charge of operating gambling implements, such as wheels, rolling boards and ball", dart boards, punch board and other device. George Tihbetts. man- asrer of the shows company was fined t-tO, which he paid, together with cost of $7.15 in city court last evening. Henrr Goddard of Boston. .iacn n hit ler of Jersey City, X. J . H. (J. F.d wards of Xew Haven. Conn., and Mau rice fsfhenkel of Xew York City all pleaded guilty before Judge Scott and were fined $10 with costs of $H.7. John Steppe, the sixth man of the nartv. waa released without a fine or sentence, State Attorney Dart being satisfied that the man was not con nected with the affair, so nol proed the cae. INCREASE IN SUBSCRIPTION RATES. Due to the advance in the price of white paper and increased postage in effect July I, The Tim i compelled to increase Hs subscript ion rate to meet the eatne. The subscription price of The Times on and after this Ute w-ill be: Single copy, by mail $02 Orw month, by mail -V. Three month, by mail 1 -V re year, by mail 5 no All a'ubartiptions rah in ad'ance.