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Villi. , J"V V A .Vw i .. ... .
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.
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.
,abor Delegates and the
"48-ers" Are Bickering
Over a Name
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
- 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Hearing Was 'Held To-day
Before the Anthracite
Coal Commission
Timothy Smith, Vinal Ha
ven, Me., Man, Found
Dead in Bed
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-
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
'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.
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.
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
"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."
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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' "
- 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.
Settled on Andrew LaFoun-
tain's Arm in Threat
ening Manner
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.
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
"The work of ratification will
be pushed strongly forward in
Tennessee and North Carolina."
- a
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.
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
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
r.t .al cil.r'.iif!
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
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
.lohn Howard of Gayevillc rcorts
that be ran into a buggy but did not
find out the owner's name.
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.
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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" '

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