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THE-.-'BARMS DAILY TIMES
VOL. XXIV NO. 126.
BARRE, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1920.
TRICE, TWO CENTS. '
ASSOCIATE OF PONZI
ADMITS HIS IDENTITY
WITH MONTREAL PONSI
RUSSIANS ARE
PRESSING HARD
. But the Spectacular Finan
cier Denied Himself to
All Enauirers After
Having First Declared
He Knew Nothing About
Reports Emanating from
the Canadian City.
PONSI OF MONTREAL
SERVED PRISON TERM
This -Associate of Ponzi
Declared That His Chief
Might Have Something
to Give Out for Publica
tion Later in the Day
Financier Stays Out of
' Sight.
Boston, Aug. 11. An associate of
Charles Ponzi, from the home of he
latter at Lexington, to-day telephoned
the Associated Press that Yoxu ad
mitted that he whs the Charles' Pons!
formerly of .yontreal. He added that
the spectacular financier was in con
ference with his lawyers and would
issue a statement later.
Iportf from Montreal eirci'mted
here were to the effect that Pon.i un
der the name of Ponsi had operated
a flnaitrial plan promising large re
turns, in Montreal 13 years ago. At
tention wan called also to the records
' of the St. Vincent de Paul penitentiary
in that city, which were said to show
Jhat a man known as Charles Ponsi
had served a brief term there. Early
to-day Ponzi denied any knowledge
concerning the Montreal reports. Later
he refused himself .lajn.cvjpaper men.
His house telephone thereafter waa
answered by a. man who claimed to
represent Ponxi and who said that
something might be given out Inter in
the day. Subsequently, he stated that
FAVORS PRESERVATION
OF POLISH INTEGRITY
United states Government Also Op
poses Any Dismemberment
of Russia.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 11. The po
sition of the American government in
the Polish situation was to-day before
the world. -
Stated briefly, the United States
stands as favoring preservation of the
political independence and territorial
integrity of Poland and as opposing
any dismemberment of Russia. The
outlines of this policy were sent forth
in a note dispatched yesterday by Sec
retary Colby , to the Italian ambassa
dor, To the end that Poland shall con
tinue as an autonomous state, the
American government, Secretary Col
by declares in his note, will follow a
policy "directed to the employment of
all available means to render it ef
fectual." To safeguard the interests
of the Russian people as distinguished
from the existing Russian soviet re
gime, the United States government,
through the note, declares to the allied
and associated powers that it would
regard with satisfaction a declaration
by inem or respect ior me territorial
integrity and the true boundaries of
Russia.
The United .States, the note says
takes no exception to the efforts to ar
range an armistice between Poland and
Russia, but for the present, at least,
cannot consent to any plan to divert
such armistice negotiations int o a
general Kuropean conference.
In discussing the situation result
ing from the sweep of the soviet armies
into Poland, Secretary Colby takes oc
casion to reiterate the previously ex-,
pressed sympathy of the American gov
ernment for the Russian people, as well
as the government's previously an
nounced decision not to recognize the
soviet regime, which is characterized
as a non -representative government,
whose only sanction is brutal force.
State department officials refused to
elaborate in explanation of the pledge
contained in the note to employ "all
available means" to uphold the terri
torial integrity of Poland. 1
OLD COLONY CO,
UNDER INQUIRY
Attorney General J. Wes
. ton Allen Starts An Investigation
Now Occupy 24 Miles of
Direct Railway Between
Warsaw and Danzig
ARE REACHING OUT
FOR SINGLE LINE LEFT
OF ANOTHER
BOSTON CONCERN
Old Colony Is Said to Have
Done Foreign Exchange
' - Business
RECOGNIZES
GEN
WRANGEL
Ponzi admitted that he was the man
who had been known in Montreal, lie
added that Ponr.i had left his home
to confer with one of his attorneys
Daniel F. Mclsaao at the latter' of
fice in Boston. A half -hour later, nci
ther Mclsaac nor Ponzi could be found
at the lawyer's office.
- Up to early afternoon Tonzi could
not be located by .the newspapermen
He was variously reported as at one or
the other of the offices of his several
tttornevs and aaain as in conference
with all his lawyers outside the city.
Only one of the attorneys could be
reached personally. This was Judge
Frank Ieveroni and he said that he
had not seen his client this morning.
Later Judge Leveroni left his office
without revealing his destination.
Meantime statements attributed to
Ponzi in which he was represented as
having told in detail of bis earlier
career appared on the streets and
-aiised considerable excitement among
the crowds in the vicinity of the School
ttreet office of the Securities Exchange
Co., of which Ponzi is the head. It was
operating through this company that
Ponzi promised AO per cent on money
loaned him for investment for 45 days.
The company ceased receiving money,
hen investigation of his affairs was
begun by the sta'te attorney general.
The investigation is proceeding.
BIANCO, ALIAS PONSI,
CONVICTED OF FORGERY
According to Records of Montreal Po
lice, Ponsi Served Three
Yean.
As Head of De Facto Government in
Southern Russia.
Paris, Aug. 11 (By the Associated
Tress). The- French government has
decided to recognize-General Baron
Peter Wrangel as head of the de facto
government of South Russia. In mak
ing this announcement tne ministry of
foreign affairs said this recognition im
plied rendering General Wrangel all
possible military assistance.
France will send a high commission
er to Sebastopol immediately, the for
eign office states.
Two reasons were given by the for
eign office for recognizing General
Wrangel. The first was his promise to
assume all the obligations of the for
mer Russian government. The second
was his promfse to give Russia a Dem
ocratic government.
France notified Premier Lloyd George
yesterday of her action to this effect,
it was stated. The French government,
likewise, is notifying its commercial
attache in London to have no dealings
with Leonide Kraesin and !. Kemen
eff, the soviet emissaries in the Brit
ish capital.
The French foreign office regards the
soviet terms to Poland, which the Brit
ish premier read in the House of Com
mons last night, as only preliminary,
and it is convinced that the soviet gov
ernment later would exact much harsh
er peace terms.
In announcing the recognition of
the South Prussian government the
ministry of foreign affairs said the so
viet governments anxiety with regard
to General Wrangel's successes was due
to its knowledge that he was the mmt
rompetent antibolsheviki leader who
had yet appeared.
The rrench believe General Wrangel
shows more promise of overturning the
I bolshevik regime than did the Poles.
Boston, Aug. 11. Attorney General
J. Weston Allen announced to-day that
he had asked the distrjet attorneys o
three counties to investigate transac
tiorjs of the Old Colony Foreign Ex
change Co. of 27 School street. Mr
Allen said he had received inquiries
from residents orSiiflolk, Middlesex,
and one other county, which he did
not name, regarding the affairs of the
company and, as his staff waa en
gaged on Ponzi investigation he had
asked the county attorneys to take the
matter up. The Old Colony company
is said to have- been doing a foreign
exchange business similar to that of
the Securities Exchange Co., conducted
by Charles Ponzi.
MILLION POUNDS OF
SUGAR DISSOLVED
When a 13-Car Float Carrying West
em Consignment of Raw Mate
rial Went to Bottom of
East River.
Xew York, Aug. 11. The griminess
of the East river was somewhat miti
gated to-day by 1,000,000 pounds of
raw sugar, which dissolved when a 13-
ear dolt carrying a western consign
men, went to tne ootton. l ne sugar,
belonging to the National Sugar Re
fining Co., was valued at $200,IKK).
GOV.- CLEMENT CRITICIZED
Montreal, Aug, II (By Canadian
Prea. From records in the hand of ! General Dcnikine or Admiral Koh-hak
the Montreal police it appears that a
"harles Ponsi was a member of the
firm of Zroesi and company, bankers,
f this city, which failed in 1'WiH. Zros
ti fled the country and was suhsequent
y extradited from Mexico City.
Under the name of Bianco, alias
rhsrles Tonsi, a mm was ronited
f forgery and f!e pretenses and
sentenced to three year in the St.
I'inent de Paul penitentiary.
LIGHTNING KILLS TWO.
Following Evangelist Warning to be
Prepared.
in their operations against the soviet
General Wranpel. the French point out.
i meeting with great success in turn
ing all the Cossack tribes against the
bolsheviki.
CIVIL WAR INEVITABLE
. S
la
Case Mexican Government Should
Send Troops Into Vera Crux.
Vera Crtif., Mexico, Aug. 10. Civil
'war in ttie slate of era itux is said
t be, inevitable should the federal gov
ernment send trrf. into the state to
enforce the rdr of Provisions) Presi
dmt de la Huerta di-mising lioOr-
por Antonio Xava from office. The
Laporte. Ind.. A'jg- 1". 'If liht jXsra government is sttll functioning
ling should triite this tent tonight land has taken no not t the pre4t.
low many ouM be ready f-r it." I . j d tt ial ordrr appointing a new goser
tohn Timber. evangri. allied a con- I nor
rCi"n of Erf Mth"!it. tt Jing ! 1
' V"" ;"-T,!? VA..r.'i SH-er, Attack Nerwe-
ipnt. Outside a storm w 'knut
n;rg fu" Consulate.
A f'ir.'.Tr'ri' Utr a ?.?t of t, ;,t - 1 pri. Aug II. -"ldiers nrdr corn
l.rf entered the omit trp. kiU-d 1 ; ,) of t ( Gabriel! lF.Vr.nurro
e n'.ter on the p'jtf'.rirt. t. :rrvd I. t atta V4 the Xnrwrg-aw ernili.te
t!r. TirrVr d?r" rt'y irl l n kH j si I'njme. t'-r4i to a J. -!
loa many of the worth ppr. h- tn.
In Report Presented to Vermont Fed
era t ion of Labor.
St. Albans, Aug. 11. Governor P. W.
Clement and his administration re
ceived denunciation through the report
of the executive committee of the Ver
tnont state branch of the American
Federation of Labor, which opened a
three-day session yesterday at Labor
hall. The freedom of the city was of
fered by Mayor Charles A. Jiuck and
immediately the work of the conven
tion was taken up.
neierence is also maae to tne state
campaign for the governorship monina-
tion, it being set forth that a question
naire had been sent to the several can
didate on matters of importance to
the wage earners in Vermont. Replies
have been received from Messrs. Hart
ness, Babbitt and Agan, but Mr. Em
ery has not replied. These replies will
come before the convention and it will
be for the delegates to endorse or not
endorse any patricular candidate, the
report points out.
A second direct smash at 1 Governor
Clement is taken in that section of the
report dealing with "reconstruction."
The governor had been asked to call a
meeting of the principal manufactur
ers and labor representatives to consid
er ways and means of continuing econ
omic peace within the state and to co
operate in the "new rebirth of the
agricultural and industrial life of our
state." He replied that there was no
need for such a meeting.
"Past governors," said the rcpirt,
"such as Fletcher. Gate and Graham,
the milk of human kindness in them,
manfully listened to the workers plea
foi betterment and did all in their pow
er to make the life of the industrial
workers "in Vermont brighter and bet
ter than it had ever been before."
The report considers the wcrkrten's
compensation law as the "most impor
tant question before the wagerarn
eis of Vermont." The delegates are
urcd to see to it that the next jrov
ernor "places himself squarely in fav
or of women's rights and votes."
The report showed that for the yer
ending July 1, 11S. over Wmil was
paid in com pen-a tion under the law to
injured workmen; over H.nt psid in
tnedical fees and 4.nl0 paid for fu
nersl evpe. Ihiring the year there
was paid fr rnn pens tion. mejll
and fun-tsl evrx'n'es frr futilities re
suiting from the Burlington tunnel
railroad evident, June S, l!M. he
sum of tlM.il .33.
V ' '
Large Force of Bolsheviki
Is Crossing Danzig
Corridor
Paris, Aug. 11 (By the Associated
Press) The Russians are now occupy
ing a stretch of 24 miles of the direct
railway line between Warsaw and
Danzig, and a large force is pushing
across the Danzig corridor to cut the
remaining xrailroad, according to' the
French foreign office to-day.
The section of the main line held
by the Russians is between Ciechanow
and Mlawa.
REGROUPING THE
POLISH FORCES
Now Is Considered a Propitious Time
' to Deliver a Counter-Attack
Against the Russians.
Warsaw, Aug. 10 (By the Associated
Press). A concentration and regroup
ing of the Polish forces for an exten
sive counter-stroke on the entire War
saw front is reported by to-day's news
papers.
The plans are, it is said, to begin this
counter-move, within a few davs. Mil
itary men express the opinion that this
is a propitious time to strike back in
an effort to drive off the soviet forces,
which are endeavoring to encircle the
capital.
POLES IN STRONG POSITION.
Between the Narew and the Bug Riven
Though They Gave Up Ostrolenko.
Warsaw, Aug. 10 (By the Associated
Press i. Although Polish forces have
abandoned the town of Ostroienka,
they continue to occupy positions be
tween the Xarew and Bug rivers, and
are sufficiently strong to defend War
saw in that direction. The evacuation
of Ostroienka, however; involves a le
grouping of the Polish forcea along
the middle reaches of the Bug river,
where they are retreating toward the
river Liwiso, east of Warsaw. AlonH
this stream the Poles have fortified
positions which extend alorW a line
more than 30 miles from Warsaw.
Soviet cavalry involved in the oper
ation north of the Xarew is authori
tatively reported -not to be :.trong
enough to attempt to force a passage
to the Vistula.
The swinging movement to the north
of this city, apparently planned to
outflank the defenses of Warsaw and
force the Poles to withdraw across the
Vistula, is thf greatest maneuver un
dertaken as vet bv the bolsheviki.
is supposed to le under the leader
ship of General Toucacheski. After
crossing the Danrig railway, the so
viet cavalry is reported to have lurned
southward, lieing closely followed ly
nfantry, which has marched lose
along the Prussian frontier.
EX GOV. WILLIS LEADS
FQR HARDING'S SEAT
In Republican Vote in Ohio' Primary
Yesterday Democratic Contests
.Very Clos With Julian
Leading.
Columbus, O., Aug. 11. Harry L.
Davis, former mayor of Cleveland, had
a lead of 19,646 votes for the Republi
can nomination foa governor, former
Congressman Ralph D. Cole of Find
lay, his nearest opponent, early to-day
upon unofficial returns for two-thirds
of the state's 6,000 precincts in yester
day's state-wide primaries. Congress
man Roscoe C. McCulloch waa third
with 56,301 votes less than Davis.
An almost equal number of precincts
gave former Governor Frank B. Willis
of , Delaware a lead of nearly 30,000
votes over Walter F. Brown of Toledo,
his nearest competitor, for the Repub
lican nomination for United States
Senator. Judge R. M. Wanamaker of
Arkon was running third with 68,374
fewer than Willis.
For the Democratic nomination for
United States senator reports from
two-thirds of the state showed W. A.
Julian of Cincinnati leading Judge A.
F. ONie! of Arkon by only 2.078 votes.
A. V . Donahey, state auditor, was
unopposed for the Democratis nomina
tion for governor.
Two Ohio congressman, one a Repub
lican and one a Democrat, probably
were defeated for renomination in the
election. They were Henry T. Emerson,
Republican, in the 22nd (Cleveland)
district, and John Babka, Democrat, in
the 21st (Cleveland) district.
Former United States senator Theo
dore E. Burton was leading Congress
man Emerson by approximately 500
votes in approximately two thirds of
the precincts in the district and former
Congressman Robert Grosser had a
plurality of seven votes over Congress
man Babka on the face of complete,
though unofficial, returns from the en
tire district.
TO ADDRESS OHIO EDITORS.
Sen. Harding Is Preparing Speech for
Next Friday.
Marion, O,, Aug. 11. Senator
Harding worked to day -on the next of
his front porch speeches, to be deliv
ered here Friday at a meeting of the
Ohio Republican Editorial association.
He did not reveal what the subject
matter would be, but some of his ad
visers expect it to touch on the league
of nations issue. He has indicated
that reply to Governor Cox declara
tions on that subject would be in
eluded io addresses to be made here
n the near future.
The front porch campaign, which Na
tional Chairman Hays announced last
night would , not beeplaced by any
speaking trips in the- immediate fu
ture', is expected to get into high speed
within the next month as the number
of the visiting delegations increase. Mr.
Hays said that so far the national com
mittee bad taken no steps to bring
delegations here, as was done In the
McKinley front porch campaign of
10O.
WOMEN STUMP SPEAKERS,
TO LOCATE IN STOWE
. W. Christiansen Will Manufacture
Violins and Other Stringed Instru
ments. St. .lohnsbury, Aug. II. A. W.
Christinnon, who has completed his
work with the K. and T. Fairbanks Co.
o engsire in the manufacture of vio-
ins and other stringed instruments
Ntoe. moved his family to that
e festerday. Mr. Christianson is
i.-e -president . treasurer and manager
the Green Mountain Violin coni-
snv. recently incorporated lor
i.i)ilO. The business is well started
t Stowe and the factory under the
management of the M. .lohnsbury man
is turning out violins, mandolins and
other stringed instruments.
Mr. Christianson came here tom
New York, where be owned and man-
Red a plant turning out electrical and
nmping machinery, rle neld an 11
ortant iioeition with the rairnanks
factory the past year.
Who Will Go Out for Harding Were
Announced To-day.
Chicago, Aug. 11. At list of the
women speakers, who will take the
platform in the interest of the Republi
can presidential campaign was an
nounced to-day by Mrs. Manley L.
Fosseen of Minnesota, co-chairman,
with Senator Harry S. Xew of Indiana,
of the speakers' bureau of the national
committee. Among those named are:
Amelia Bingham, actress; Mary Rob
erts Rhinchart. novelist; Mrs. Alex
ander Carlisle rfeftVr of Massachu
stlts, actress, and Mrs. Robert J. Bur
dette. widow of the humorist.
COX BEGINS
FIRST "SWING"
Democratic Candidate for
President Left Dayton
To-day
TEN. ADDRESSES
FOR THIS WEEK
First One Will e Deliv
ered at Camp Perry, 0.,
To-morrow
Dayton, 0., Aug. 11. Departure of
Governor Cox to-day from Dayton
marked the opening of campaign
"swings" scheduled to take him from
oast to yiast and into almost every
state before Nov. 1. .
The first of 10 addresses arranged dur
ing this month is to be made to-mor
row by the Democratic presidential
candidate at Camp Perry, O., in pre
senting the the governor's cup as i
trophy at the national rifle shoot. The
governor is not expected to open up on
important campaign vtopics, however,
until he addresses the West Virginia
Democratic convention at Wliseling
next Saturday.
Columbus instead of Davton will be
thd future personal headquarters of
Governor Cox, although he hopes also
to spend a few days here occasionally
during the campaign. His schedule to
day called for arrival shortly after
noon t Columbus, work at his execu
tive office this afternoon, a nifcht spent
at the executive mansion, and an early
morning motor trip of 125 miles . to
( amp Terry to-morrow. Because he
secures much rest when traveling by
automobile, the governor also plans to
motor from Columbus to Wheeling end
possibly to fill a later engagement at
South Bend, Ind.
NILES SMITH.
CARAWAY LEADING
r 11
On Unofficial Returns from Arkansas'
Senate Primaries.
Little Rock. Ark., Aug. 11. Con
grenisn T. H. Caraway early to-day
maintained a big lead over Senator
W F. Kirhy in the race fir nomina
tion fr United States senator on the
face of meaare unofficial returns from
yestrrday a JV-mocratic primary.
DOVER, N. H, LOST.
THREE HOME RUNS A GAME.
Jack Wnght f Flint, Mich, Team Es
tablished Season's Record.
Flint. Mh. Auc II sk Wnfht.
Wt fiHr with the Fl'B' dih f the
Mtrh'gsn Ontario Wjroe. es'sWih !
w itt wis t-Mved to be a Lcme rin
r-rrd ff-T this te.'e-'iay wbra
be tted nt thr-e in a gse e1
Sag'raw prA Fl'f' He s a'., , td
i'ri wct a m1 and a s rr.fi-.
MN0R ACCIDENTS
mong the Smaller Number Reported
to Secretary of State.
There wre not as many accident
r ports a uual this morning in the
secretary nf elates cflst. (;. W. Hud
d'l! of I'ittsfteld. Mass.. reported that
hil the tar driven by Grace D. Bar
clay of Barre l rsin(f his machine
n-ar Wet Hartford recently ber ma
chine hit bis car.
M. A. Mienr of t. .lohnsbury re
ported that hi car hit the hoarse in
that villsr the other day, while Icn
F.liridge of Waterbury reported that
his niarhine bit the eihf years old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Msr-hsll m
Waterbisrr but that it was th boy's
fault boraue he ran in front cf the
machine. W. V Grete of indw re
ported that tn car kit a hoy ia .lefVr
sowtill, the boy hating s'epjwd from
bh:rd truk on rtKh be hd
rd"-c Slefani T.irj f Parre ba re
rrt'd that k r s ittohd in an
jnt.
Population Fell Off 1.6 Per Cent, Be
ing Now 1 3.0:9. v
Wa.-hington. D. C. Aug. 11. The
cenu bureau to-dav announced the
follow ins population:
Dover. X. H., I-I.irifl, decrease 217.
or 1.6 per cent.
Allegheny county, la., con'aining
Pittsburgh! I.IM.S.i. increa-e !..-..
or 1 per cent.
Salinas, t at.. 'Kli, increase rz, or
IS..1 per cent.
CHICK EVANS WELL IN FRONT
Among the Early Finishers in Amateur
Golf Championship.
Toledo. O.. Aug. II Chick Evans of
hn-aco. formerly amateur open chsm
pion. led the early pnihers of the see
ond qualification round today in the
national open go!f championship at In
verness, soor'nf 74 This pave hira
1.V0 for M boles, one stri-ke m're than
required by William M'hlhora of Tul
a. ho took 75 trok today.
Kvans ka worn his stroke dowa
front ow titdsy. by t strokes
each r-ud H s partr.r. George Sar
grnt. f ( oimtwi. a'o a former titb
hoidr. cd an'rfhr 77 tday W a
total of I.Vl. the same a returned Vr
'o Ht'kbarth of Otir!ati
Hurry VrHoi sod BoKSt fa hsd
v f tery -sm today. Wit ardow
tc-V 3 for the first ha:f tr.i oce ..
Montpelier People Were United in Mar
riage at Berlin.
In the Berlin Congregational church
last evening at 8 o'clock, Maurice A
Niles and Miss Hazel Lionne Smith
both of Montpelier, were united in
marriage by the pastor of the church,
Rev. Frank Blomfisld. The double
ring service waa used and the -
mony was witnessed by a large gath
ering of relatives and friends of the
contracting parties.
The bridal party entered the ohurch
to the strains of the Bridal Chorus
from Lohengrin's, played by Miss I'lor
enee Ryle of Montpelier. Preceding
he couple were the flower girls dressed
n white, the Misses Isabell iles and
Arlene Lull. Following the bride and
irroom was Miss Mildred Seavrr of
Morrisville as maid of honor, and Miss
Esther Xiles and Miss Gertrude Lull
bridesmaids. Horton Smith, broth
er of the bride, was best man. accom
panied by Urban Sawyer and Vin
cent Xeal.
The interior of the church wis very
prettily decorated with lavendar and
white sweet peas with a background
of ferns. The bride wore a govn of
white baronet te satin and a veile
caught with orange blossoms. She car
ried a shower bouquet of bride's roses
and sweet peas. Miss Seaver wore pink
with hst to match end carried seet
peas while the bridesmaids were
dressed in pale blue with hats to match
and carried bouquets of lavendar and
white sweet peas.
Afte the ceremony a reception was
gicn at the home of the bride's cous
in. 'Mrs. n. L. Xorris of Montpelier.
Miss Marion Xiles and Mrs. Norris
serving, assisted by Eleanor Xiles and
Eunice Lull. The couple left on a -liort
wedding trip and were urvesful in
evading their friends by changing csrs
at the corner of Main and I-tast State
streets, Montpelier. They were the
recipients of many beautiful gift of
cut glass, silver and money.
Mr. Xiles is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
E. A. Xiles and is employed in Je
rome's market. Mrs. Xiles is a clerk
in tne Met uen store, ivun are wru
known and popular Montpelier eo
pie. They will be at home to their
friends upon their return at -.'4 Mm
street.
BOARD OF TRADE WANTS
1,000 MEMBERS
A Drive for Them Will Be Started in a
Few Days More Money from
, Membership Needed to
, Carry on Work.
At the annual meeting of the Barre
Board of Trade, held last April, the
matter of dues for this year was left
with the board of directors to fix ,tKe
Amount, It has been apparent that the
activities have been greatly curtailed
on account of lack of funds with which
to do the things that should be done
in order to keep Barre before the peo
ple of the country. At present there
are r!1ily about 200 active members
who have been paying $5 per year,
making the income only about $1,000,
so that when any occasion has arisen
where a little extra money was needed
it has been necessary to go out with
subscription papers to get it.
As is usually the rase, the people
who are nearest have been the ones
to be solicited and they have always
responded, but it is felt that everyone
who is interested in the progress and
future development of Barre should
contribute for niis purpose. Jt has
been decided by the directors to keep
the annual dues at $5 per year for each
meniber,""but to solicit memberships on
the multiple plan. This plan would
work out as follows: Any company,
corporation or individual who desired
to, contribute $100 per year for the
support of the Board of Trade -would
be entitled to 20 memlierships; these
could lc given to any employe, mem
bers of. the firm, or other individual
that the subscriber desired to desig
nate and that person would then be
a memoer.
Money is needed at the present time
to prepare the landing field for aero
planes that is to be laid out on the
Wilson farm. The American Legion
is to hold its state meeting in Barre on
Aug. 30 and 31, and Barre should give
them a proper reception and entertain
ment. which will require some more
money. There are additional rctivi
tics and wavs in which funds may lie
invested for the advertising and id
vancement of Barre. Five thousand
dollars a year is the sum that should
be raised annually to do the work that
should be done in order to get re
suits and to obviate the necessity of
going out with a subscription paper
every time any event is to be held in
Barre. Solicitors for new members
will be out in a few days and on the
result of their canvass will depend
whether Barre is to have a board of
trade with money to do things and "he
co-operation of 1,000 people or wheth-
matters will be allowed to go on
thev have been going. Think it
over and tell the aoliciLora when they
call just how you feel about it.
MORE PAY FOR
BARRE FIREMEN
In View of Additional Serv
ice the Permanent Men
Had Agre to Do
CHIEF WIT A GET
. vv JUJJJ.V
Ox
Others Given Increase
of Te Dollars Over
Present Schedule
FUNERAL OF JOHN REID
Largely Attended and Many Floral
Tributes Were Given.
The funeral of John Reid, who died
Saturday morning, was held at the
home of Mrs. Margaret Ritchie on
Beckley street, yesterday afternoon
and was largely attended. Rev F. L.
Goodspecd was the officiating clergy
man, and fraternal brothers from va
rious 'orders paid their respects to the
deceased, the Clsn Gordon and the Ma
sonic services being held at the grave
and the several orders, to which Mr.
Reid belonged, being represented
among the pall bearers, as follows:
Alex. Cordiner and George Stewart
rora the Masons. Alfred Milne from
Man Gordon, A. J. Lorangr from the
TAFT STONE.
Danghter of Editor Arthur Stone of
St. Johasbury the Bride.
St. Johnsburv. Ana. 11 Mis Kdilh
Lincoln Stone, oldest danghter of Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Fairbanks Stone, as
married last evening at the Mone res
dence to Frank Homer Taft of Xatona,
Kan. The cerewooy wao performed by
F.rv. E P. Lee of East St. Johnsbtiry. a
former rector of Christ chunrh of Is
land Toad. The wedding waa a quiet
ore. attndcd only by the immediate
family and friends.
The bride was gowned in white georg
ette with tulle veil and earned sweet
peas. She is a graduate of St. Johns
bury aademy in the clss of 1910 and
the Quinry Manio rhooJ in 1 91 J
Ihinnf the war she waa in the quarter
master' corps as filing clerk at Boa
tow ni vTahirg1on. Mr. Taft was
eiersrai tits, eerviwa: in the nary
a a Brvt-rlajw tngpmn.. roe t!t
fat two R hr na next a position
wrth the Barry Cephas to at St
Johrshsiry. After a wesM.n tn Mr
t4 ilrt Taft will return 1oM. J -fes .
bury to r'srt a for lV preseev.
f
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Woodmen. Alex. Cormack from the
Ked Men and Charles Olliver from the
Odd Fellows.
There were many floral tributes, in-
luding the following: 48 roses from
wife snd family: large wreath rom
the members of the Forest Hill Golf
lub, Beliville, X. J., where Mr. Reid
wss employed for three years; wreath.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Murray, Mr. and
Mrs. James Murray, Mr. and Mrs. John
homss, jr., William. Margaret and
dwin; Gladioli. Alex. Milne, Kenneth
Milne, Alex. Milne, jr.. Miss Mary
Milne, Manchester I'nity of Odd Fel
lons; gladioli and asters, Roger S.
Farrell and neichWs. Mr. and Mrs.
Edward Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Allen. Mrs. Ida Martinson. Mrs. Eva
Higgs. Mrs. Marry Hunter, Mr. and
Mrs. K. Kct. Mr. and Mrs. P. Sar
irent: asters. Mrs. Elizabeth Cruick-1
shank. Mrs. Belle Tuttle, Mr. and Mrs.
William Beid, Raymond Cruii kshank,
Mrs. Margaret Ritchie, Mis Margaret
Ritchie, George Perrin. Mr. and Mrs.
William Kussell and family, Mrs.
James Reid. Mrs. Annie McCarthy and
W. B. A.; mixed bouquet, Mr. and Mrs.
William Stephen. Maori Stephen:
sweet pras. Mi- Kuth Parker. Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Milne. Jennie Milne and
Violet Milne. Mr. and Mrs. Bacon.
Those from out of town who at
tended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Taylor and son. Kdin. from
Belleville. X. J.. John laniels from
Xew ark. X. J- Koger S. Earrcll from
Xew I-oodon, Conn., Mrs Belle Tuttle
from Concord. N. H, William Peid
from Bellow Kails. Mrs. Thomas Mur
ray and sons. Thomas, jr., and Edwin,
from Xew Haven, Conn.
Increase in the salaries of the perma
nent members of the Barre fire depart
ment was voted by the board of alder
men last night in view of the increased
work which the seven men had agreed
to do, as the salary committee report
ed. The chief is to receive &52.S6 a
week, instead of $28.85 ;he first as
sistant, $28.75, instead of $25.75; the
second assistant the same as the first
assistant; two-year men and over,
$26.10, instead of $23.10; the first
year men, $25, instead of $22.
In addition, the men servillg a full
year are to revive a bonus of 6c0
and those serving out two or more
years a bonus of $100. Men resigning
must give two weeks' notice or for
feit the pay then due them. The third
assistant chief is to receive $HS a
year. The firemen are to have one day
off In seven instead of one day oil in
five. The salary committee's recom
mendations regarding the salaries were
unanimously adopted by the board
without debate.
Police Record for July.
Chief of Police Sullivan reported I (5
arrests fn July, a number considerably,
larger than the average for the first
six months of the year but small in
comparison with July in preceding
years. Three of the arrests were for
intoxication, three forbreaeh of 1 the
peace, three for selling, two for lar
ceny and operating an automobile
while intoxicated, and one each for
speeding an automobile, search and
seizure and malicious mischief.
Building Permits.
Building Inspector Hand's recom
mendations were ordered carried out
in the following reports: M. B. Mc
Allister to move and remodel small
building on Hill afreet into a uage;
Frank Blouin to build a garage at 1 1
Murray street; Laurence Campbell, to
build addition to easterly side of a
building at 51 Granite street; Charles
Bianchi A Sons, to build 12 by !() ad
dition to rear of stoneshed off West
Second street; Xspoleon LeClair to
build addition to westerly end of barn
on Hillside avenue.
JURT IS DRAWN.
And Tnal ef Sanday Baseball Cases
Will Start Ta-morrow.
Xotioes to the jurors who hate horn
rkosen to erne in the case coming if
to morrow smrsisf at 9 VWI n ion
nes-tio wish Sunday tarlll, are row
brir served by 'rVr. It expect
ed trat the jury will be raOd t
morrnw mersirf. ad the hwanrc o-stt
men"! immdatrly aftrerd. The
w-rl of tfe ju'ts were t"f a'sili 4
f-r pvHrrauoa tl,i afriKj"n
Smith Street Sewer.
A delegation of granite manufactur
ers appeared before the board to ask
what progress had been made for the
construction of a sewer on Smith
street, J. A. Healy and Samuel tier
rard acting as spokesmen. They were
informed that the city government is
in favor of the sewer and that the
city engineer is to prepare a sketch
of the proposed sewer as soon as h
can find time. It is probable that the
committee of the whole will look at the
premises.
A petition calling upon the mayor
to call a city meeting at an early ilute
to give support to the Barre City'bos-
pitai was presented, ana on Aiacrman
Loranger's motion it was Voted thai
the mayor call a meeting at an, eurly
date.
The Water Leak.
Chairman Scott of the water com
mittee reported concerning the break
in the Orange brook reservoir water
main and said that it was the plan
to shut off the Orange reservoir sup
ply Tuesday afternoon in ord-r to
complete the repair to the pipe, it be
ing found necessary to ly the pipe
in cement in order to stop the ak en
tirely; but that on further consider
ation it was decided first to clean out
tie Scott brook reservoir and make
that supply available before the Or
ange supply is shut off. He said that
in case of a fire the Orange Brook
water can be turned on readily, al
though the repairs in progress may
have to be sacrificed.
In addition. Chairman Scott r-eom-mended
the immediate purchase of,
more 16 inch pipe to be ued in s:nh a
case as that at present troubling the
water department; and it was voted
that the water superintendent place
an order for delivery of aome In inch
nue with the carload of pine aVvsly
ordered but not yet started by rail
Meese Want Opera House Date.
Through Clyde Reynolds, th Lota!
Order of Mooe applied for the free
use of the Barge opera house for the
nurht of Aug. t4. and it was ranted
subject to the approal ef the present
lesser.
H. G. Bennetts arpl,r","B 'nl(
a gasoline tank uader the ;dwa!k m
front of the annex to the Brre gar
age was rrferrej to the street mm
snittce and r;tr ereinrrr t tacsti-
gate and report. The F.ed Cross Phar-ma-v
w r"" pernmstoB to hrg a
sign' in front ot'is store siaUr tr
roe ia frcitt of the Osmmirg k Lew
is store. pTCtdirj; the :fn eWw ot
pr"jWt oer ih street line. Lonie
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