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T 11- BARRE DAILY TIMES
vnr YYTV-N0.93 BARRE, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JULY 2, 1920. v PRICE, TWO CENTS.
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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
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