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THE BMRUE DAI LY TIM Villi. , J"V V A .Vw i .. ... . GERMAN REPARATION PLAN NOT APPROVED AT THE SPA CONFERENCE MINERS FIGHT FOR EVIDENCE n Presenting Their Claim of Profiteering in the Coal Industry Proposal Over Coal Deliv- cries to the Allies Is Not ; Satisfactory and the Con t. ference Is Likely to Be i Continued Some Time Longer Because of Dif ' ferences. GERMANY ASKS 30 YEARS TO PAY UP INDEMNITY Warns Allies That Ger many's Ability to Pay Might Be Reduced by an t Unfavorable Treatment I as to Matters Related to : Industry. Spa, Belgium, July 12 (By the Asso- fciated Fress). Frolongatiort of the ai lied-German conference here for anoth er' da v or two, and posi-ibly longer teemed probable to-day because of the inability of the conferee o far to reach an agreement over the question of coal deliveries by the Germans and the reparation plan in general ' ' "I am not returning to Faris for the Vnatifinl fete of July 14," said Premier ,Millerand after this morning' meeting held by the premiers without the pres .nr of the German delegates. "I am going to stay and light this thing out.' The allied premiers, following this -meeting, countermanded the special trains they had ordered for this eve , ning and to-morrow, and it appeared that the conference wouiu naeiy con tii'itM until Thursday at least. The morning meeting of the premiers took the plaoe of what had oeen expect ; ed to be a full session of the conference The Germans -were at first informed that the full meeting had been post poned until afternoon, but later the al lied minister decided to invite Chan cellor Fehrenback and Foreign Minis ter Simons to meet them thi afternoon in restricted conference, without the presence of the other delegates. ' '"' Spa. Belsrium. Julv 11. Germany ran fulfill future engagements only if they from the war could start life anew. When the work of reconstructing houses, rebuilding roads and restoring farms is cnmnleted. the nlan would permit peo ple, formerly residents in the affected regions, to return to their homes, or people from other parts of the war zone could move to the new regions. This colonization scheme would be operated on business and not bureaucratic lines, and be run in such a way that undue profits could not be exacted from the people seeking nomes. If this plan should be accepted in principal, the statement said, a confer ence should be field lo consiaer us pirn. tii.nl execution. Such conferences would be attended bv representative's of those countries wishing to participate in the work. Delegate 'accredited to the popu lation of devastated areas ana men who would represent employes and em ployer engaged in the work. DENIES HE KILLED WIFE BECAUSE OF LOVE FOR GIRL IMANY HITCHES TO PARTY UNION ,abor Delegates and the "48-ers" Are Bickering Over a Name SEN. lA FOLLETTE LEADING CANDIDATE re based on her financial capacity, aid a etatement outlining the Berlin government's plan for reparation sub mitted to the allied premiers here to night. The German budget must bal ance the statement insisted, or there would be a rapid increase in the float ing debt and consequent inflation that would neutralize her rapacity to pay. There must also, it was asserted, be no further diminution in the fundament al base of German political economy, Which are already much weakened. Assuming that Germany' ability to jay is used as a basis, the statement asked that the reparation obligations be expressed in annuities, the minimum f which would be filed, and the obli gation to pay such annuities limited to DO rears. Stipulation was made that the minimum of the annuities be fixed according to Germany's financial ca pacity, and therefore, compromise all obligations in money any kind, accord ing to the treaty of Versailles. This would relate especially to the under taking to pay the expense of the armies of occupation, which are to be covered partly by money ana partly in kind, which must, in principle, be cred ited according to universal market prices. Request was also made that the allies fix the maximum sume due for reparations, after payment of which tiermany wouia or tree irom any on cations. - Ai the economic development of the next 30 years cannot be foretold, the statement asserted, a plan must be worked out by which the allied govern ments would participate in the im Movement of financial and economic condition in Germane Kxpert from the allied nations and Germany should meet as soon as poi lile, the statement said, to fix the , amounts of the annuities to be paid and to pass on the securities to he demand ed. Germany' sovereignty in financial matter must not he infringed upon In decisions regarding this feature of ldjuting reparation payments. Thee expert should a'so fix the maximum Him to be paid to the allies hy Ger many. Mater a! which Germanr i to detiv ' to the a'l-cs under the peace treaty for rm-onstruction of devastated re rion- should be specified bv the r roar a Hons i-cmmi-Mn. the state declared anil its value should be credited to tier m nv. Pmpa' wcjc made that tiermany errate a nvnt ntjiii."ii"H oi ncr en lire indittrv and labor for tbe purine. M effect ine fhc-e deliveries ami that each allied and sitrd power errate t two-foid T2niJt Ion for the e-ami-n.tiM-n and rei-rption of drj:verirs. re ipestively. All oig.inir,ati-s rotircineJ nui-t I i e!.-ed on basis of ali-oiiite parity between rm,,,vcr arl fin"''nnl. and Me'a ere"tt!rc mi.st be tat-n t -re-ient ah.i-c-. l-'.xsin'nat'oi t this plap. 'be ttct"if nt aid. h.iM ! " rnt i tj a corem-- "f of expert-. V w.miM But Carl Wanderer Lost His Compos ure When Confronted in Jail By 15-Year-0ld Julia Schmitt, Whom He Had Been Go ing Around With. i Chicago, July 12. A theory that Carl Wanderer shot and killed his wife and a hired "robber" because of, his in terest in a 15-year-old girl was being investigated to-day by the police. Con fronted with the girl in his cell, Wan derer, for the first time since his ar rest, lost his composure momentarily, but firmly denied the girl had had any influence 'on his desire ,to be free. In ntiK nf his statements to the police, Wandered had said he shot his wife and the baby they expected next month. The trirl. Julia Schmitt, told the po lice she had known Wanderer some imp and had cone to an amusement nark with him several times, but did not know he was married. She was not held, as the police announced, after r,n.tini.inir. that thev were convinced she had no knowledge of the murder plot, which was carried out in the loo Kir nf Wanderer' apartment June 21. According to one of the latest of Wanderers statement to me ponce, the $1,500, which his wife drew from the bank two day before she was snot, u. his own money. He had stated nn,. Wore that he intended to te! the money and return to the army, but in the excitement following me snooi inrp forgot about it. "(? . . . . Wanderer to-dav maintained uis calm attitude in regard to the murder and talked of hi dead wife without emotion. ... The identification of the hired rob ber," a John Maloney of Kiver romt, R I., was further supported to-aav U .lohn Welland. clerk at a hotel, where Maloney had stayed three days ust before he was slain, and had reg istered tinder that name. TO HONOR C00LIDGE. Vermonter Will Give Reoeption to the Vice-Presidential Candidate. Rutland. Julv 12. Through the ef fnrt of Earl S. Kinsley of Rutland, Re publican national committeeman from it,;, miatm- i:rvernor and Mrs. Calvin Coolidge will hold open house at I'lym outh from 1 until .1 o'clock on Thurs Hay afternoon of this week. 1 he re edition, tendered by Vermonters 4tr v ermonters. will te to nonor vin Coolidire. nrohably the most dint in ffuished son of thi state, and will be c .... j l:. open to ill ermont ciiiwns ami iom wives and tamuies. It is understood that over 41 auto mobile will go to Plymouth from Lud low and a many from Rutland. Gov Percival W. Clement, member of his taff and all state officers hate been requested to be present, as have also Senator Dillimrham and Page and Congressmen Greene and Dale. The Re publican nominees for governor, Messrs Aean. Babbitt, Kmery and Hartnes will probably he present, ine irrmmu delegation to the Kepunncan ronven tion at Chicaeo has signified its in tentkin to be present. They will attend with their wives. WESTERNER SPRUNG SURPRISE Ray Kegeris Swa 100-Metre Back atroke in Fast Time. Chicago. July, 12. Coach Otto Wahl of the American Olympic swimming team, who witnessed the Olympic try outs for swimmers here yesterday stated before his departure for Xew York that the make-up of the Amen can team would be anmnmced t later than mt Thur-dav. In the tryouts yesterday. Ray Kesris of the An gele A. C.. practically unknown to the eaMern swimming world, sprung a stir prise bv winninc the littl metre back tmke in 1:22 3 5. to and otie fifth seconds .lower than the Olympic rec ord. Herman R of the Illinois A wont the 440-vard national A. A. rhamnionship handily and G. H. Tav lor nf the t hH-afo A A was awarded firt place in the 4K-nieiie brca-t stfoke. .lack Unwell of Oakland A. rame in ft'st in th;s event, but d qualified n rei)Ust nf ( na h Vh! I illegsl swimming. A Considerate Man. aller- Aie the Ud 'n tid --. ST, thr 'r s'l in tall, r "'i! Then III cail li.n ti-v re fehn; fwtti t,, 1lB--"l'l. 'wo Separate Conventions Assembled in Chi cago To-day Chicago, July 12. Amalgamation of the labor party of the United State and the committee of 48 in a new po litical movement with a single party tiume, one platform and one presiden tial ticket, are included in the recom mendations submitted to the Ir.o.ir and 48 convention when they rec invened to-day. Senator Robert M. LaFollette of Wis consin remained the most talked of candidate in the presidential race. The terms of the proposed combine are understood by the party leaders to meet his view as expressed last week to Amos Pinchot and George L. Record, leading forty eighter, who called on the senator to ask if he will accept the nomination should it be tendered to him. Confernce committees appointed yes erdav bv the labor convention and Saturday bv the forty-eighters smoothed out objection to amalgams tion in a protracted session last night and adopted a series of recommend tion to be offered to the two conven tions to-day. Beside urging the com bining of forces under a common name they also proposed appointment of spe cial' sub-committees to draft the ma chinery under which the combine will wyirk and to prepare a joint plat form. The recommendations, if approved to day, a the leader confidently expect mean that the two conventions will preserve their separate Identity and continue to function in separate ses sions, with sub-committees reporting identical measure to each for discus sion and action. What reception the amalgamation proposal will receive from other liberal and radical groups now meeting here only time can show. The single tax nartv. also in national convention as sembled, is divided, according to the expressions of various leaders, on the availability of Senator LaFollette as presidential nominee. One group single taxers lias announced that it will bolt the proposed combine rather than stand for Jjif ollette, while anotner faction has declared it will accept any presidential nominee so lopg m i sin gle tax plank i incorporated in the platform. If Senator LaFollette wants the third party nomination he can have it, both forty-eighters and laborites agree. He i already the overwhelming choice of the fortv-eisrhters, a mail referendum ha shown. While other candidates w be placed in nomination in the labor convention and probably in ine iotiv eicht meetinir. too, the senator I friends say both groups are ready to nominate him. Frank P. Walsh, Kansas City, Charles H. Ingersoll, manufacturer, and Henry Ford, have been mentioned for the nomination, but there is no apparent concerted action to further the pros nri-ts of any one of them. Walsh is al so being discussed ror vice presineni Yesterday a given over to th opening session of the labor convention with delegates irom no irane union croups and other organizations repre sented. J he forty -eignter ana single taxers, whose convention opened Satur day had recessed for the day and prac tia'llv their entire membership atend ed the lebor convention, many partici pating as active delegates. Prominent among those assuming a dual delegate rolewas James Human, one of the leader of the general strike in Seattle last year. Duncan on Satur day was elected chairman 'f the Wash ington delegation to the convention of the committee of 48 and yesterday was chosen vicr -chairman of the labor con vention. The radical groups, who. according to Swinburne Hale, one nf their leader, were in the minority in the 4 conven tion Saturday, were in the ascendency yesterday, and vigorously applauded is Hm their leaders prayed for the day when the workers of America would follow the example set by the rk ers of Russia. V.very reference to Rui. and to Ireland, too. w applanded with a will, and when John Fitipatrick. the labor keynoter, praised the Riiian revolution three cheers for soviet Rus sia were called and given. S-.tting late lat sight the commit tee in conferem-e over the amalgama tion proposals found the sele. ti.in of a name for their nun political party to be more than a m nor prnh'tm. torn OPERATORS OBJECT TO THE ADMISSION Hearing Was 'Held To-day Before the Anthracite Coal Commission FOUL PLAY IS SUSPECTED Timothy Smith, Vinal Ha ven, Me., Man, Found Dead in Bed BULLET WOUND WAS IN THE BREAST No Weapon Was Found and Robbery Is Theory of the Cause Scranton, Pa., July 12. Representa tives of the mine workers to-day re newed their argument before the an thracite coal comnlftsion for the ad- a i : mission in evidence oi some, oi meir evhihit which deal chiefly wth alleged monopolistic control and profiteering in the hard coal industry, and to the ad mission of which the operators have ob- eted. In their argument the mine worker admitted that the power and author- ty of the commission extends only to guch'issues as are formally submitted to it by the operators and miners, but declared that it has an additional im plied jurisdiction, which is only limit ed by the public interest." 'Under this implied jurisdiction, the miners declared, "the commission may not be able to act directly, but it can. nevertheless, exert its pow.er indirectly bv advice or recommendation to specific agencies having directed power or juris diction. 'This implied jurisdiction, even duty, of the commission arises from the pe culiar circumstances under which the commission has been constituted. The commission is not an ordinary arbitra tion board, it is a public body charged with not only the duty of 'deciding cer tain issues a to wages and conditions of employment, but alto with the de velopment of all the fact pearing on the puhlie interest. THREATEN REPRISALS Against Countries Voting Down a 48 Hour Week. Genoa, July 1 1.- Pe!egate to the international seamen's congress are threatening reprisals against countries whose votes defeated the convention establishing a 48-hour week. They pro pose organizing vast campaign at the international seamen' meeting which will convene at Amsterdam, on August S, in order to compel British ship-own ers, who form the diiik oi-ine opposi tion. to capitulate. A merchant marine strike may be organised alfecting all countries not adhering to the principle, would be forced to boycott those who insist up on opposing it. AN ALL-DRY MEXICO 1 Being Planned in Legislation Now Being Prepared. Mexico fit v. July 1 1. Legislation making all Mexico "dry" is being pre pared for presentation to the next con cress at the office of Provisional Prest dent de la Huerta, says the newspaper Universal. "The provisional president has re cided on this step." says the newspa per, "as a means of accomplishing the regeneration of the Intlmn and half breed races, which are great consum ers of alcohol." S0L0NS AT HONOLULU. Were Given Welcome by Governor of Hawaii and Other Official. x Honolulu, July 11.--The transport Great Northern," liearing a group of senators and congressmen on' tour of the far east, armed to day from San Francisco and -v ill continue westward Tuesday afternoon. Ceremonies of wel come were participated in by the gov ernor of Hawaii and military and na val commander here. II ILLIAMSTOIT W The following extract from a Ludlow item in the Cniversalist leader of Boston will interest nuiny in town: "At the annual meeting of the Ludlow parish a 'decided suprise was given the pastor. Rev. Alvin M. Smith, when the people acknowledged his worth to them j.v giving him a substantial increase iii salary for the coming year and by presenting him a purse of money as an addition to the salary of the past vear. Mr. Smith doesn't make much noise about it. but he is generally c.n the iob, whether it i preaching a ser- mnn. chopping w.kki mr ine simrr upplv of his church or keeping the grounds about the church in proper shape." Miss Mons McKee. formerly of God dard seminary, who tauht in New bury the past' vear, is engaifed to teach in Horyton. onn., the coming year. An item in Saturday's Times con cerning Mrs. F.mtna Lathrnp should have real Mrs. Frances lathrnp. Oorge G. Ijine, a government ofli rer in northern New rk. atTied in town lt Saturday with his wife and family for a iit to his parents. Mr. and Mrs. .illrt II. I-anefi f R- F. D. No. -1. Onrsr B. Serv. who ha been a a '.-sin Bo. b.nation. upon the w.d "labor" were in clerk in the rvpre- nnicc di.fa.or amors the committee of 4 J Ruer .lunimn. has rerrned a deserved reprc-cntatnes. but "American part v" promot ion by Wing appointed express spokesmen, j airem ai nironn, -- Vinal Haven, Me., July 12. Timothy Smith, a farmer, aged about 70, was found dead in bed to-day with a bullet wound in the breast. Failure to find a weapon led to a suspicion of foul play and Medical Examiner G. L. Crockett n,l Count v Attorney H. L. W'ithee were summoned from Rockland. Smith lived alone near Pcquoid quar .. . ., Ml. 1- It 41. f.,,1 rv. a mi e rrom the viuace. n mr " play theory is confirmed, robbery may have been the motive, as lie was known to have kept ome money in his home. AO TRACE OF BODY OF NIAGARA PLUNGER Charles G. Stephens' Wooden Barrel Was Smashed to Pieces By 158 Foot Fall and Pounding of the Water. Niagara Falls, X. Y., July 12.-River- men were patrolling me .Mgarn nwijsr below the fulls, to-day in the hope of recovering the body of Charles i. Stephens of Bristol, England, who lost hi life yesterdav in an attempt to . , w. a . IV, 1 duplicate the teats oi -Mrs. Clinic r.u son Taylor and Bobby f-each by going over the cataract in a barrel. Piece of the birrel, in which Mep hens went to death, continued to float ashore in the eddy on the Canadian Mo above the Maid of the Mist land im: until nearly midnight, nut niep- t,.n' hortv failed to appear and ex perieneed river men said it might ie several day before it was released from the cross current at the foot of iti falls. The staves of th barrel bobbed up through the spume one by one and were picked up as thev floated toward the shore. The head, with its sealing de vice, was practically intact. It was im possible to tell which part of the case gave way first under the force of the l"8-foot "drop and the pounding of the water, but Bobby Leach, whose expe rinc crave his "opinion some weight it, was too liuht in all parts. lach warned Stephens before the start, that he was doomed to lanure, .nt th Englishman wa ronfident tht hi. contrivance wis strong enough and rfuiwl to listen to loach's advice 1 ,rh aw the start but appeared very nervous afterward and refused to g down into the gorge where the barrel u ss ,. tod in re aopear. "A steel barrel is the only safe kind." said Uach. "If I earl have one made bv Jurv 2.'ith. the anniversary of my last trip, I'll duplicate if. TALK OFTHE TOWN i. D'Amico of North Main street has returned from New York, where he ac cepted work a few months ago. Miss Marion Rickert. a social service worker of Imell. Mass.. arrived at her home vesterday f-r a few days vaca tion. The (Jatusi campfire girls of the First I'rcslivterian church will hold a picnic at Benjamin Fall Tuesday, .Inly m. Meet at the waiting room a' " sharp. - John Tassie returned to work at the Smith & t urnings store to-day after a week's acation. Mr. Tassie and family passed the week camping at Woodbury pond. Frank Blouin and family, including Ueo'gc ltoiimeau. returned home lat night from a trip to the White moun tain. They visited their daughter. Crace. who' is speu!inir the summer with Mr. and Mrs. Abide Flemond of Berlin, N. II. Rev. and Mr. Frank O. Hokcrk, Mrs. L. Y. Davrn.lurf of Herkimer. N. V.. and l)enion Hcnsmore of Barre leave this afternoon on an automobile trip that will last'six weeks ami that will take them through New England ami many other points in the cast. From Barre thev go through the White mountain to Portland. Me., thence down the roast line to New ork t ity. From New York the party will iit in New Jersey. Washington, P. Crttysbitrg. I'ltt.hiirg. returning to Ni agara FalN and th-n home. Mr. Ib Lrk is enHivimr a acation from h.s duties a pa'stor of the l"niersalist church of this city. Mr. and Mr. Claude H Partridge. Wether with Mr. and Mrs. A- B. (;earv. are returning thi alternoon to Hetroit. where thev will make their home. Both couples were married on June M. Mr. and Mr. Partridge in New York Citr and Mr. ami Mm. ficarv in New Bedford. Ms. They have'been -pending the na-t two wers at the home of the former's parents. Mr. and Mr.. H. B. Partridce. Mrs. Partridge will I remembered Mi FWerwe Spoor of New York t it v. Messrs. rartridi-e and Oeary are in .harer of the Northeast Elcctrw to. at IVtroit. GOV. CLEMENT REFUSES TO CALL LEGISLA TURE INTO SPECIAL SESSI ON BUMBLE BEE CAUSED WRECK Settled on Andrew LaFoun- tain's Arm in Threat ening Manner DRIVER TRIED TO BRUSH INSECT AWAY Lost Control of Car and Vehicle Tipped Over Qc cupants Not Hurt A bur-zing bumble bee, buzzing around and finally settling upon An drew LaFountaine's arm while he wus driving along between North Mont pel - ier and Calais in an Oldsmobile touring car, caused him to drive the car off the road, down over a 12-foot embankment Saturday night. The car turned com pletely over, landing upside down, or in other words, the hood of the engine struck upon a stone post and was de molished together with the coil box and vacuum tank. The top of.the car up held the entire weight of the body and preented Mr. and Mrs. LaFountainc, who were riding in the front seat from being crushed. The right front wheel was wrenched somewhat and when put back on the road failed to revolve cor rectly. Mr. and Mr. UFountaine were starting off on a week-end visit to Sutton and had with them ome arti cle for camping in the rear eat, which escaped damage. It was when Mr. LaFountaine at tempted to brush the bee from hi left arm that the wheels were turned over the bank. Both people were underneath the car when it landed bottom-side-up at the foot of the embanlfment and oc ? Mr. I-aKountaine could climb out, one foot had to be extricated from the windshield, which had been broken in the overturn. Aside from minor scratches, neither of the occupants was hurt and when the nearby farmer and witnesses of the accident arrived the twn had extrWted themselves from under the car. The wrecking crew of the Palace garage wa soon on the scene and the car put back on the road to be towed to tin city for repair. THIRTY ACCIDENTS SINISTER INFLUENCE BACK OF CLEMENT'S DECISION. New York, July 12. When informed of Governor Clement' refusal to call a special session of the Vermont legislature to pass on the federal woman suf frage amendment, Mr. Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suf frage association, to-day issued the following statement : "If it is correctly quoted, the decision of Governor Clement is so contrary to the dictates of justice, common sense and politi cal expediency that it convince me that 'there is a sinister and far-reaching influence behind it. To uncover that influence is one of the immediate tasks of the suffragists. "The work of ratification will be pushed strongly forward in Tennessee and North Carolina." LEGION DATES IN BARRE AUGUST 30 AND 31 - a I JO Vermont's Exec 5 ve Issued a Proclamati 3? in Which He Stated Intention Not to Assemble the Leg islature to Act on Ratifi cation of Woman. Suf frage Amendment. HAD BEEN IM PORTUNED FROM MANY SOURCES Its w pre-ented tv several sp. "The I nion party" lkewi a ti tl ir-snied. but no diion was j rca- Vd I Ama'srsmattofl Ttpoa't ha'ted ral !wk in Perform mmtrntines of all r"hcrir s tVey invoiico an ar Th?y Use the Hammer i Mr rmiiuiim are I rcrni-et for dire-t co-operation be s resiiv t peent imnicl atr'v AfTer ,na, I Z. 1 ...e I Ulii. mv oMv but twee a I coined cany, rs-.---.se " V " , !l k (, more, r t ..rem. al-o ccW-red a rrr.l to .-.a-em-M wad- " ' ' - , , "V V ,.f - .' - - -vt .'XI nr. it i t'-.ns. the ' . r -e r-'itr sit 1 he con . t'.e tw.i ...oxeiit . r- n'to a s;n.' e f. j'atfnftn l.iion nl pr.-i ! rice 1 u r.t .al cil.r'.iif! pent Mr. Car'le Buzf-H nf Piitnamsville returned t" her home lat week afler a short stay with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. .lame F- Martin. Frank K- t oell wa detained at Home from M work in the Talai-e garage at Barre last "a'urday by ill pes. Mr. and Mrs. IjiwTe.-e Holmes and dajgbter. h'rl'r. f !. Brooi, M v,re in lon ie.trfiy as g'si ,.f Irfo'g-- H. t.owdr h. Join the S. P. C. Neighbor. A binl.-ir.st sts that plants ;eep nn til ! a ir Ve hope otir nex-dor ne.ehUr read. thi. paragraph and lays off on his matutinal lawn mowing i IW-.'on Tran-cr'pt. Worse Tbaa That. -Td von und-rstand Were Reported to the Vermont Secre tary of State This Morning. At 10 o'clock this morning 30 reports of accident had been received at the secretary of state office, to ay noth ing of some half-dozen that had been lYimmiinicated bv telephone. These in cluded Andrew LaFountaine of Barre in Kast t alais Saturday evening K. J. Rember of Burlington reports that his automobile collided with an engine on the Rutland railroad, lb report of Augustus Ijiw rence. w hos machine committed a similar trick, hs heen received, 1-awrence has a lost his license for ."it ilnys. M. A. Moire of W'aterbnry rrport that during the parade last week Mon day his machine collided with a milk truck but that the driver of the truck refused to gie his name. Little dam age was done. Paul Hedwall of Barre report that hi machine collided with another on July 11. E. J. Harte of Burlington report an accident in winch a team was involved. S. F. Thorns of llardwick reported the car of J. U. Hooper collided with in an alleyway. F. W. Suitor of Barre reported that a motorcycle drhen by Carroll I.axal lee of F.x'erett. Mass.. ran into hi au tomobile the Oth of the month in Barre. the motorcycle being on the wrong side of the street. K. H. Bancroft reports that his ma chine ran into a Mr. Spooners team and it was thought the driver of the team was asleep. J. H. Briggs of Rochester, a minor collision. Mrs. Cordelia Lapairre of Shelburne report that she ran over a woman, the name of whom she did not gie. She stall- that the woman stopped, and that she stopped her machine, but that in some manner the woman was kmsked dn by her machine and partly run over and that in backing her car off the woman, the machine hacked into another automobile. She started to pet away fr-m the rrowd and the poli.-e thought, she n trying in run awav from the accident, but that wa not her intent. The woman was hnited a little and taken to the ho-pital. .lohn Howard of Gayevillc rcorts that be ran into a buggy but did not find out the owner's name. FUNERAL OF JAMES EARL. Held This Afternoon in Episcopal Church, Webstenrille. Funeral .nice of -lame M. Earl. who oass.d away at his home in i.ran ;....n- l,,.l.t Fnornmr. following a shock, were held from St. John Hie Baptist church in Websterville at I vi L this afternoon. P.ev. I. i H.intmcton of Barre officiated. There was a Urge gathering of friend of the j - --.J .i the church as well as a dictation of fellow rjuarrymen. TKe rII hearers were .Iihn Sheridan Trier Duquette. Alfred -lenkns and .lohw McDonald. The body wa taken to Ksst Calais, wh-re interment will te made. State Department Will Unite Gen eral Clarence R. Edward and Na tional Commander D'Olier to Be Present. Burlington, July li.At a meeting of the state executive committee pf the American Legion, held here Satur day afternoon, it was voted to hold the second annual Mate convention, which will meet at Barre thi year on August .'10 and 31. The conven tion will open on the evening of the 30th, in order to get matter on resolu tions taken care of before the main part of the convention opens. Among the speakers who are invited to address the convention are General Clarence JJ. Edwards and Franklin D'Olier, national commander of the American Legion. It i expected that representatives of the federal board of educational training and of the war risk insurance bureau, will be present. A i-ommittee consisting of Robert V. McCuen of Vergennes and L F. Edeerton of Springfield were ap pointed to receive all suggestions for amendments to the constitution and to include them in the call for the meet Barre post of the American Legion is arranging to furnish lunch for the 2.VI delegate expected from all parts of the state at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 81, the day of the main part of the convention.' Although it i hoped that as manv delegate as possible will at tend the opening of the convention on the evening of the 30th, it will be so arranged that all the important busi ness w ill be taken up on the following day. However, the principal speaker of'the convention, who may be either General Edward, commander of the YD division or Lieut. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, will speak in the Barre opera house the evening ofthe 30th. To this the public is cordially invited by Barre post. No. 10. Lieut, .lohn Gowan, a friend of Max C. Fisher and. George DeMerell, two ex-service men prominent in the local post, has consented to fly to Rurre from Boston with another young k-hHK man. purposely to attend the conven heady (iil jr fisher conferred Saturday with the Barre Board of Irade olliciat.. who declared they would endeavor to have Barre's flying field, which quite nroKal.lv will lie located near the Wil son farm on the quarry road, in readi ness as an atrial landing field ny Au gust 30. A Short Time Ago Gov. Clement Had Conference With Republican Nomi nee for P r e s i d e n t at Which Harding Urged the Calling of the Ver mont Legislature. t-e Ma wd Cs ?ce Ithel I don't remember much, ft crp tvat i ws a" settled hr -n thev 'l Ike srrpire - H'slon Iran-e-T-jU CREAMERY DIRECTORS NAMED. And By-Laws Were Accepted at Meet ing Saturday. An organization meeting for the Barre (ooperatite creamery brought together Saturday night in carpenters' hall in the W'orthen bleak no less than 100 farmers from surrounding towns, and ls-fore the meetini adjourned the bv-lsws for the institution had txen read and unanimously accepted and pine director and a permanent clerk chosen. The director were appointed by a nominating committee of three, who . j. .i to hrinif in the name of 'JU. ' nine people to act as directors and rriHin why a to act as permanent clerk, i nan- p upon a qi Rutland, July 12. Governor Fjrcival W. Clement to-day issued a proclama tion refusing to call the legislature in special session to make possible rati fication of the federal amendment for woman suffrage. The governor' proclamation follow a conference which he held at Washing ton recently with Senator Harding, at which, it is understood, the Republican nominee' for president discussed with him the possibility of having ratifica tion completed by the Republican leg islature of 'Vermont. In giving his reason for refusing' again to call a special session Gover nor Clement sid the proposed amend ment clearly invades the constitution of Vermont; that the present legisla ture was elected before the question of ratifying the federal amendment had arisen, and that the people of the state have had no opportunity to ex press themselves on the issue. The gov ernor proposed that the matter be taken up by the next legislature and urged that candidates for election be required to declare themselves oil the matter. Governor Clement in his proclama tion declared that the federal constitu tion "as it stands and is interpreted by the supreme court to-day threatens the foundution of free popular govern- ment." The proclamation said in part: "The provisions for changes in the federal constitution, to which we Ver monter are loyal subscribers, are in conflict with those laid doun in the constitution of Vermont. The fcdernl constitution provides that proposals for change therein shall, if favorable ac tion is taken thereon by the Congress, be submitted to the legislatures of the several states for their act 'on. and the supreme court of the I'nited States 1ms in a recent decision. Hawke Versus Smith, June 1st. lfl'-'O, declared: "'The referendum provisions of stat constitutions and statutes cannot be applied, consistently, with the constitu tion of the I'nited States in the ratifi cation or rejection of amendment to it.' "This decision leaves the people a1 the mercy of any group of men who mav lobby a proposal for change in the" federal constitution hrough Con gress and then through the legislatures of the state. "In the face of. thi situation. I am asked to call the legislature of er mont into extraordinary session, not f.r the purpose of debating, consider inc. deliberating on the question at is sue, but with a majority of its mem brr pledged beforehand and in private, as I understand it, to ratify the pro posed amendment. "If the people of Vermont, in accept ing a place in the union of states, inad vertently l-xt in whoie or in part the right of' self government and conferred it on legislature, there all the more legislature should not tenth Question which ha arisen " ' .. !. '. .- 1 . ..ki-k iniouslv accepted were tne names o in.-e tneir election ! "i'"" -- the following for director: A T. their constituent have had no PPpr- Smith G !.. Stacy and 'onn i umm.nj.-s of Barre: D. IL McDonald and I-eo Scaler of Washington; Ernest Bissoii and W. I. hamberlain of Oranee; Neal Smith and lleinan Smith of Villiams town- F. T. Hutchinson was accepted permanent clerk with the provision that the board of directors fix the matter of salary for such offi.e. While this nominating committee was out. B R- .Ine. federal creamery exiwrt of Montpeber. gave suggestions on suitable buildings and location for such Plants. Chains Gordon, chair man of the building committee, re pofted on hi. investigation, which menttoned two localities mar the rail road tht might well serve the pur pose required. The meeting then adtonrned. Imme datelv after the beard of director tnrt to decide the date of their next meetinjr whnh will be held thi eve rnng in Attorney I'.- R- IW ottce for the purpose ''nS pre-i int and other officials. .toseph .iatrpni of North Main street, oanacer of the juvenile depart ment at the I mow Clothier .orepany store. I'ft the ater part of lat week for Buffalo. X. Y, t p" " "? with relatives. Mr,. Ronald MelViiaM of Web-teT . - A Is .a. asW f l . . . . l . , i- hit rfiurnn pi'" Mi., Ctlmle H.sr el Jim.ss i im. " ; ; - . w Nm, Ma--., who for the past T ...4 1r4. ., Mi Men. w K e ,1- CK.t of Mr. and y la t eve her l-me. . M'"' ,,s. ret.trnr.J to brr lHvme L-t eve tllDJ. tiinitv to express themselves "We must now either remodel our own constitution to conform with the mandate of the supreme court of the 1 nited States, or the const itm ion of the I'nited States mut be amended to provide for a referendum to the frerj men of the several states before amendment to that romt itution he come effective. A it stands and is in terpreted bv the supreme court to-dav. the federal" constitution threatens th foundation of free popular government. "The seventh amendment, presiding for a federal income tat, was lobbied through Congress and the at ate legis latures by federal agent. The lth amendment, for federal prohibition, was for.ed through oncrc and the state lein!ature by a powerful and ir responsible organiration. operating thronch paid agent. with unlimited funds It i now prop'd "r throueh the 19th amendment, for wobv an suffrage, in the same manner and too withmit the sanction of the free men. , , ,, I have been a-ked to overlook these ronsertw.n - a matter of party et rd'encv. but th' a matter ef prut ciple. not expediency, and the party tSt invade, a weil est M shed prwi p of pr-puiar g" eminent wi.i marr in the end " At t.e present t,m Vt !' hare rt;fed the l'"H mendmnt Cviej ome th r jht to oe V.e m-e. (t ot'inijed rn 'T,"b re" '