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THE B AJR.ME AILY TIMES
PRICE, TWO CENTS. ' M . I II I l II I '" 111 1 . ... ... . .11.11. .1 .1. I, II. ,. I ., I I " " m 1 . ... 7 r hadbt?. VPPMOVT SATURDAY. AUGUST 14. 1920. VOL. XXIV. NO. ly. - - iJ""""' ' x " ' - ' SEEK TO GET CONTROL OF SUPPOSED MILLIONS TRANSFERRED BY PONZI Auditor Pride, Who is Ex ; amining Books of the Se- ' curities Exchange Co., Believes That a Great Deal of Money Was De posited in the Name of Others. Perhaps Mrs. Ponzi. PONZI STILL IN JAIL; BONDSMAN QUIT HIM Three Officers of the Old - Colony Foreign Ex change Co. Are Under Bonds of $50,000 Each- Frenzied Run on That Institution, Several Hun- dred Thousand Dollars . Having Been Invested. Boston, Aug. 14. The financial ship that has been piloted by Charles Ponzi was high and dry on the rocks to day and federal and state official made determined efforts to salvage the cargo of millions of dollars entrusted to Fon ri by thousands of investors in his mushroom millionaire proposition. Ponzi ate his breakfast in the Mid dlesex county jail in East Cambridge! the prisoner of the United States gov ernment, in default of $25,000 bonds. Three officers of the Old Colony For eign Exchange Co., a rival concern of Ponzi's Securities Exchange Co., had their morning meal in the Suffolk coun ty jail, prisoners of the commonwealth, In default of foO.OOO bonds each. Sam uel Zorn, said to be an employe of the Old Colony Foreign Exchange Co., was at headquarters awaiting a hearing on a charge of larceny of $500 from persons-unknown. He also had spent -the night In jail. t The three officers of he company, who were held are Charles lkL" Bright well, president and treasurer; Ray mend Meyers, office manager, and Fred Meyers, sales agent. The Meyers are brothers. The men were held on techni cal charges of larceny of $.500, from persons unknown. Upon representation of Albert Herwitx, assistant attorney , general, that the concern's transactions probably would be shown to have amounted to hundreds of thousands of dollars, the bonds were set at a high figure. Ponzi, whose bondsman surrendered him yesterday to the federal authori ties was confronted with the alterna tive of remaining in federal custody or, If he could find another, bondsman, of being arrested again by the common weaJfch under a blanket warrant ieued in the municipal court charging him with larceny in 53 counts, totalling $24,000. It was said that if Ponzi could find another bondsman and elected to face the re-arrest by the state, a bond of prohibitive figures would be asked. The authorities are determined that the sensatioaal financier shall remain in custody. The principal reason for the determi nation on the part of the investigating officials waa a desire to preserve for Ponxi's creditors whatever assets he tnay have and the fear that Ponzi might seek to dissipate or transfer them if out on bail. Edwin TL Pride, auditor of Ponzl'a accounts, baa placed the Utter known liabilities at $8,- 000,000 and Ponzi claimed assets of about $4,000,000. In this connection Mr. Pride said: "I am Inclined to believe that a great deal of money collected by Ponai and hio agents has been deposited in the times of others. The results or a rig orous examination of Ponzi's affairs will speak for themselves.' After Money Transferred to Mrs. Ponzi. Referring to the possible transfer of large sums of Ponzi's to his wife, Mr. Pride said: , . "It ran be taken atrsy from her and H will be. It does not belong to her. Tt is money that waa obtained under fraudulent pretenses to be used for fraudulent purposes. In going after what may be called Ponzi's concealed assets, we shall reach the large amount transferred to, or deposited in the name of, Mrs. Ponzi. Ponzi withheld from his wife the ari of his surrender by his bonds snsn. He telephoned her before going to jail that he was remaining in Boa- ton during the night to go over his books with an auditor. Mrs. Ponzi re asserted ber faith in her husband. "He is honest, she said, "and I will stay by him to the end." The second petition that bss been made to neve Ponzi adjndged bank rupt was pending in the federsl rourt to-day. The three latest petitioners, holders of Ponzi notes for a total f 1.2o, asked that two partners of roori. namely John S. Dnodero of Med furd and Gugiielsso Bcrtillotti f Par ana, Italy, also be adjusted bankrupt Hanover Trust Co., which was Ponzi's chief depository and in which he was a stockholder and director, was con tinued to-day by members of Bank Commissioner Allen's staff. Mr. Allen, who closed the Hanover Trust Co. earlier in the week, in a statement in tended to reassure depositors in that institution and in other trust compan ies, said:-' "Nothing has developed so far to lead to believe that the depositors will lose one dollar. The Hanover Trust Co. is the only trust company in New England that is involved in Ponzi's failure." , Suns on Small Trust Companies. The financial district was concerned yesterday when a small run was made on several trust companies, due, to was said, to reports that other financial in stitutions would be involved in Pon zi'a affairs. There was indication to day of a continuance of withdrawals in other than normal quantities. Mr. Allen has caused the state seal to be placed on all safe deposit boxes in the Hanover Trust Co. used by Ponzi or officers or employes of the bank. He said this was done as a precaution against the possible removal of secur ities or other valuables, pending the? settlement of the institution's affairs. One man who invested in Ponzi's proposition and made his profit before the well of dollars went dry, matte in quiries to-day as to how he might turn back the 50 per cent he received on a $1,000 note. He said his conscience troubled him so that he could not sleep w hen he thought of how Ponzi obtained the money with which he paid inter est. " The attorney general's office is now engaged in a study of the statutes to determine whether action may be taken to compel all persons who had cashed their notes on Ponzi, matured and un matured, to turn the money back into a common fund for equal distribution among all note holders. Commissioner of Immigration Skef fington announced that at the conclu sion of the investigation of Ponzi by federal and state authorities be would ask a report from them in the Italian's status as a probable undesirable citi zen. Frenzied Run on Old Colony Foreign Exchange, - -The arrest of Brightwell and his as sociates came as part of the extensive probe by the investigating authori ties of Ponsi's affairs and of other com panies offering high rates of interest on Investments. The Old Colony For eign Exchange Co. was organized on July 10 under a deed of trust, with Brightwell, Raymond Meyers and Gun er E. R. Lindblad of Sweden as trus tees. They offered to pay 100 per cent in six months on investments in their proposition, which they alleged to be dealing in foreign merchandize. Attor ney General Allen said that the com pany had sent large sums abroad. The office here was closed after a frenzied run yesterday, the like of which was not seen during the wildest days of the run on Ponzi's offices. Doors and windows were smashed, threats mere made against Brij"itwell, and a detail of police was required to handle the crowd when the announce ment was made by the company that payment on notes would be suspend ed until Mondsy. THREATENED FORCE. Unless Lynn' Office of Old Colony For eign Exchange Co. Waa Surrendered. Lynn, Mass., Aug. 14. The locsl of fice (ftf the Old Colony Foreign Ex change company was surrendered to day to Assistant District Attorney Edward F. Flynn and Inspector John T. Curry, who immediately began an examination of the accounts. They acted by direction of Attorney Gen eral Allen. When they went to the office of the company on Union street they told the manager that unless he voluntarily surrendered the business to them they would take it by force. The manager immediately decided to t.irn the conduct of affairs over to the officials. GOT BULLET Iff SHOULDER. When He Drove Past Car Filled with Roisterers. Middlebury, Aug. 14. Duncan Hig ginhotham of Rye, V. Y., a profes sional chauffeur, and Edmund Hurley, a musician in the hotel orchestra at Lake Dunraore, were arrested yester day and placed in Addison county jail, the former as the alleged principal in the shooting of Frank Durant of Sal isbury in the shoulder and the latter charged with drunkenness. There were three others in the automobile besides thee two vt hen Mr. Durant drove his car past them at Lake Dun more early Friday morning. The five bad bad an altercation in their car while in front of Duraot's home and the latter started out te remonstrate witb them: but they started aay and be followed in his car. He overtook the car and the Den were said- to be drinking. As Durant drme rit be was greeted with a shjw- cne of wfaK-k struck him er of bullet A retitioa for a receiver t admin- ! in the shoulder, disabling the arm com- l;er Ponzi's affairs el- ha been filed pie ely. DuraM drove with one hand bv creditors. 'in i nearby bous ewd telephoned to Eiaaaieatjoa of the books of the the polu at Midiiebury. PRIYATE BANK CLOSED DOWN Polish Industrial Associa tion of Boston Under Com'r Allen's Ban LOANS DOUBTFUL; VIRTUALLY NO CASH H. H- Chmielinski, Presi dent of Hanover Trust, Heads Association Boston, Aug. 14. Bank Commission er Joseph C. Allen today took charge of the affairs of the Polish Industrial association, conducting 'a private bank at 37 Cross street in this city. Henry H Chmielinski, president of the "Han over Trust Co., the chief depositary of Charles Ponzi, which was closed last Wednesday by the commission, is pres1 ident of the industrial association. James B. O'Connell, clerk of the Han over Trust Co., holds a similar posi tion with the smaller institution. The treasurer is Anthony Ieszcznski. Bank Commissioner Allen said that the loans of the association were eith er bad or of duobtful value and thei was virtually no cash left. He said its affairs were hopelessly interwoven with the Hanover Trust Co. The capital of the association is i 3,773, and it had deposits of about $530,000. RAY CARRIES OFF AMERICAN TROPHY British Golfer Won the Open Golf Championship at Toledo Yes terday., Toledo, O., Aug 14. Edward Ray, British golfer, to-day carried away the cup emblematic of the American na tional open golf championship to have the trophy which be won in the con test at Inverness with 295 strokes for 72 boles rest at Oxey club, till a bet ter golfer wrests it from him. While the invader did not win the title by as lew a score as has been set in some pre vious struggles, he hsd the unprece dented honor of having four runners up, each of whom had a goodly put on the final green for a half. Among these four was Harry Var don, who won the same Jitle 20 years ago, who failed yesterday only by go ing stale on the last nine and taking 52 or six over par. The other three run-ners-up were young American profes sionals, Jack Burke of St. Paul, and Leo Diegel and Jock Hutchinson of Chicago. Burke finished ahead of Var don, setting a terrific pace with two 70's, but the other two came in after Vardon and Ray. The thought of win ning left the minds of both on the 1 8th tee for they had only three strokes on the 332 yard hole for a half. Both kep a good nerve under the strain and drove down the tortuous fairway be set by the yawning traps, pitched to the tsble' green surrounded by pits and each missed an 18-foot putt by inches. Chick Evans and James Barnes were only three strokes behind the victory, while Bobby Jones of Atlanta and Wil lie MacFarlane of New York had one stroke more with 2P0. These were all the contestants to get under 300. the score made by Bob McDonald of Chi cago. Walter Hagen, who won the title at Boston last year, after tying at 207 with M. J. Brady, now of De troit, was off his game on the last two rounds, scoring 77 and 78 for a total of 302,' while Brady took 306, tying for the last place in the prize list. RAN INTO WASHOUT Four Hurt In Grand Trunk Accident v Near Coaticook. Nherbrooke, Que., Aug. 14. The Grand Trunk morning train from Port land. Maine, to Montreal, to-day ran into a washout near Coaticook. Re ports that four persons were seriously injured resulted in ambulances being dispatched from Sherbrooke. TALK OF THE TOWN The farm of fiO acres on the Plain field rosd owned by Joseph Martell, the buildings on which burned several weeks ago, was sold this week to Peter Hendrirkon and Henry BatcheMer. Consideration was 2.0lO. The land lies between the farms of the two pur chasers ho plan to divid the addition al acreage. Another jury was summoned yes terday to sit at a renewed hearing cf the Sunday baseball rase. hirh was set for this morninfr at 9 o clock. Due to some reason the bearing as to day set over un;il Mondsy afternoon. Aug. 1. at I o'clock. It is rumored around town that the complainant Las secured several more wirtees then ere in court at the hearing etlsr in the week. "ATTEMPTED TRICKERY" Was Charge Brought Against Republicans By Candidate Cox IN OPPOSITION ' TO THE LEAGUE Powerful Combination At tempting to "Buy Gov ernment Control" Wheeling, W. Va Aug. 14.Gover nor Cox to-day opened fire on his Re publican opposition, charging its lead ership with "attempted trickery" of the American people in opposing the league of nations, and with conducting a campaign behind a "smoke screen" to secure partisan spoils. ' "That "a powerful combination of interests is now attempting to buy government control" also was asserted by the Democratic presidential candi date, charging that "millions and mil lions" were being raised in campaign contributions. The governor loosened his attack in an address here at the West Virginia convention. It was his first vigorous assault on the Republicans and was to be . followed to-night byv another ad dress made to the general public. Although advocacy of the league of nations, which the governor declared was "the greatest movement of right eousness in the history of the world"' was the main theme of the address, be also attacked again the Republican "senatorial . oligraehy." The Demo crats, he added, present a cause of "constructive, progressive, economic service in peace" and promise definitely a saving of $2,000,000,000 annually in government expenses. "A grave responsibility rests with the Democratic party," said Governor Cox, "through its policies and conduct it must render good faith in behalf of the nation to the soldiers of the war, and to our allies who helped to achieve victory, It is not a psrtisan affair. The campaign this year is not a con test for the triumph of a political party It is purely a matter of concluding a duty to civilization and doing it as quickly as prudent consideration of our countries interests suggests. "Leadership in, a ret moral ques tion has been given to the democracy for the simply reason that the sena torial oligarchy, which for the tim being has assumed control of the Re publican party bas abandoned the idealism of other ' days. "We shall not alone moke appeal to the electorate by contrasting the rules of economic thought that have pre vailed in the past, but we shall call attention to the delinquent attitude in which this country has been placed by senatorial intrigue ami to this definite program of action we pledge. It is unnecessary to recall the issues of the war. They were well marked in the public mind.' We were willing to sacri fioe in behalf of the next generation because preceding generations had sac rificed for us. After all, that is the vital thing in civilisation. We misted a world wide menace, and we intend now to establish permanent protection aga'nt another menace. We know how easily war came in the past. We want to make their coming difficult in the future. We have a definite plan. The American people understand it, and after March 4th, 1121, it is our purpose to put it into practical opera tion, witfTout continuing months of use less discussion. "The platform of our rarty gives us the opportunity to render moral co operation in the greatest movement of riglitemincss in the history of the world and at the same time to hold our own interests free from peril. Our position is plain. The circumstances in the last H months convict the Re publican leadership with attempted trickery with the Amerii-an people. Under one pretext after another they prevented the readjustment of na tional conditions. They proposed cer tain reservations to the league of na tions, and then tVy were abandoned, to be followed by nothing more definite than the announcement of a 'hope' that an entirely new arrangement might be made in world affsir. What method thev have in "ruind if if is con cretely in any one's'mind. the eopIe ! do not know. No unprejudiced person csn rteny that tne consequence oi abandoning the 'league and attempting an entire! v new project will be long delaved " ' CENTRAL VERMONT CATTLE CLUB FORMED Organization Started in Barre Is Thought to Bethe Only One in the Country Where Pure Bred Sirea and Federal and State Supervision for Tubercu losis, Are Required. A group of farmers representing Washington and Orange counties met at the Worthen block, Barre, Thursday afternoon and organized a cattle club, to be called the Central Vermont Cat tle Club. This ia a big' step taken by the dairymen of this section towards improvement in the dairy industry by promoting better and more breeding of the highest type of dairy cattle. R, A. Briggs, Washington cajunty agricultural agent, was chosen chairman of the meeting and Dr.. E. H. Bancroft of Barre, temporary secretary. A commit tee which had been chosen previously at a farmers' meeting made up of Dr. E. H. Bancroft of Barre, Neil Smith of Williamstown, and W. E, Tucker of Orange submitted for'adpption a con stitution and by-laws. Following the adoption of the con stitution, nine directors were elected to head the organization. The directors are men coming from different sections of the two counties and are owners of all the common breeds of dairy cattle. The directors are: Dr. E. H. Bancroft of Barre, W. E. Tucker of Orange, J. P. Davis of Chelsea, M. H. Moody of W'aterbury, O. L. Dow of Cbot, Ar thur White of West Topsham, Neil Smith of Williamstown, G. M. Jones of Waitsfield, and F. B. Catlin of Ran dolph. The 'object of this cattle club is to promote the breeding of more and bet ter dairy cattle, to properly advertise in the buying states by centralizing information regarding cattle for sale, to encourage selling in carload lots, thereby obtaining prices that will en courage raising of better dairy stock for market, to promote community ownership of pure bred bulls of the best possible breeding, to wage un ceasing warfare -upon bovine tubercu losis and contagious abortion, to ban ish the scrub sire, to do all that is pos sible to make farm life attractive to the boya and girls and encourage them to remain on the farms, to encourage the spirit of good fellowship, unity and co-operation among members of the club and to promote the agrcultural and dairy interests of the state. Membership in this club wfill be composed of dairymen who will use a pure bred sire exclusively in ijheir herds and whose herds shall be under state and federal supervision for the eradication of tuberculosis. A paid secretary will be employed, whose duty it will be to keep complete Information at hand of ajl stock for sale listed" by members and -will ad vertise such 'stock locally and on the down country markets. This will serve as a clearing house for dairymen having first clase stock for sale, and offer splendid opportunities for secur ing the very best markets for their surplus dairy cattle. ' Provision will be ismde for an an nual field day earh year, when boys and girls will have an opportunity to exhibit their stock for prizes. The annual meeting of the club will be held in Barre City on fhe last Tues day in October. As far as can be ascertained this Is the first club of its kind to be organ ized in the country, where membership requires the dsirymen to use a pure bred sire exclusively in his herd and the herd to be under state and federal supervision for Tuberculosis. MONTPELIER t WANT TEAMS DRIVERS FINED For failure to Have Their Vehicle Equipped With Lights. The s.vretarv of stste this morning receded from South Rovahow a peti tion, including well toward 20 r.ame. ksne thst the state nfficers. enforce the laws relative to carrying lanterns on teams at night time. The secre tary has nothing to do with the mat ter and will turn the petition over to the state's attorney of Windeor cminty. The petition sets forth that a4i night the signers go out i'.h their mschioes they meet from one to five teams without Iishts and that a fl"e call from accident is a regular thing because they can ; uly see fcrt he! r their car ith rrent a vie tr( lne. Four Children of Mrs. Margaret Blanco Taken by City Charity Dep't. The four children of Mrs. Margaret Blanco were taken by the members of the charity committee of the Mont pelicr city council last evening to the city farm for care because the moth er had been unable to pay her fine imposed in city court for illegal sale of liquor. Her husband Is in the south for his health by permissiln of the hoard of probation department. The probation department, which was ap pealed to relative to the sentence of the court and the care of the children, stated to the charity committee yester day 'afternoon Jhst it was satisfied with the court's sentence and that it would not participate or interfere with the court's proceedure. Investigation, according to that department, had oc curred showing that Mrs. Blanco, who had to depend upon her own mean for support had applied to the citv for help from time to time and had not received sufficient amount to main tain her home. The children cannot he cared for at the city home for more than days, so that probably ar rangements will lie mad'-. Mr. Blanco has been employed in tJeorgia in the granite industry, but, the physicians there advised him to get out of that work and he has been allowed to he employed, on a ship out a port in that section of the country, hoping the sea air will save his life. The oil painting of C. W. (i.ites, who was the recent governor, arrived at the State Houe this morning. Mr. Cates came to Montpelier on the II o'clock tram and this afternoon the portrait mil be hung in the executive ofW. Mr. (arte, the artist, who painted mil of tboe in, recent years, brought the portrait here from Bo .. It i a pood likeness of Mr. Gates. Mr and Mr. M. IV -'oval leave on Sunday fr IWion an1 other po'i- Mis" Julia Holland left this alter non. arcompan'ed by Mis Mary yg tlue. for Boston and Old Orchard. Me. Mis Marion Mmn ill return to her rf'ite in the p,eror oSt on Tuesday. WAS;DEPORTED 7 TO CANADA Arthur Ecrement, Whose Name Was Drawn Into "$5,000,000 Bond Plot" WANTS BARRE ACADEMY SKETCH GOVERNMENT'S ACTION SECRET Ecrement Was a Former Member of the Cana - - dian Parliament New York, Aug. 14. Arthur Ecre ment, former member of the Canadian Parliament, whose name was drawn in to New York's "five million dollar bond plot" was secretly deported to Cana da last night, it was learned to-day at Ellis Island. ' UODY OF LIEUT. HOLT BROUGHT TO BARRE Barre Young Man Died in the Service of His Country Funeral Will Be ' Held Tuesday Morning. The body of Lieutenant Francis Rus sell Hoyt, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hoyt of Summer street of this city, who died in a hospital in Bristol, Eng., Dec. 58, 1918, arrived in Barre this morning, the first body to be brought borne of ajiy of Barre's boys who died across. Francis Hoyt was born in Concord, N. H., 1803, but in early childhood he was brought to Barre, where he made his home the greater part of his life. Having completed his early education in paulding high sehool, he entered the Jefferson Medical college in Phila delphia. Upon his graduation from there four years later, he became at tached to the St Agnes hospital in the same city, going from there to the Metropolitan hospital, where he served as interne for -nine montJis. The remainder of his practice prior to his entrance into service was iu the municipal hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Hoyt entered the service on June 20, 1917, and received a commis sion as first lieutenant in the medi cal reserve corps. For five months he served on board the' liner Oceanic, at the end of that period being trans ferred to Hbboken, N. J., where he was examining physician for outgoing troops for several months. He be came ship's surgeon eventually, and was assigned to the Lyrson, on which he made his first voyage across. In all be made 12 trips to the other side. In the early fall of 1918 he fell a victim to the "flu,' but persisted in ministering to the members of the crew, the majority of whom were also suffering with the dread disease. It was in a run-down condifion1 due to these sacrifices that pneumonia caught him. and eventually overcame him. He died after a hard siege with the dis ease, on Dec. 28, 1918. Dr. Hoyt is survived by his psrents, and his wife, whom he married in the spring of his death. The body lies at the undertaking es tablishment of Perry 4 Noonan at the present time. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Monica's rectory, with bur ial in the Catholic cemetery on Beckley street. Rev. Father OTarrell will offi MANY DUPLICATES. Found in the List of Assessments for Poll Taxes in Bane. The Barre board of civil authority, with 14 members present Frank . Howland acting as chairman and James Mackay was clerk, went through the tax list last night and heard ap ncals from acts of the assessors. A large number of names were found to be duplicates or the names of persons under 21 years of age. The poll taxes of these persons were abated. Among other arts of the board were the following: Tax of Mrs. Mary (al dcrrara rebated $28; John Kent. di missed; John Drumgold. dimised; Ralph Lawliss, rebated 10: Cicardo Calderara, dismissed; tieorge Slora, re bated $27.72 s H. A. Lundy. appeal for rebate of 1PI9 tax pending; J. W. Vaugian. rebate of 1I.. on I9U1 tax: S. Maxwell, dismissed; George Bennett, dismissed; Biagini Manini. abated $104: Emanuel John, alutnl .V2. VARNUM HASN'T FILED. Is the Only Democratic Candidate fcr State Office te Fail to Do So. All the candidates in the Democra'ic party have filed their petitions with the "secretary of state and atl their assents to run for office, excepting H. W. Yarnum, sbme name s mentioned as a candidate for the United States Senate. Messrs. Green and Hartness had not filed this morning, but Mr. Hartness was in the city and Mr. (.reen was to be telephoned as net; any others who bad not filed either enough petitions or their assents for to-niit at midnight is the last min ute for filing, according to the statute. In the county tklets in the Democratic or Prohibition parties bad ftled petitions. This momipg F. V. Thomas filed bis petite-ns and a-nt to run Barre Man Desires Incidents of School Life Prepared for Times Article. A Barre man who is much interested in the history. of Barre academy dur ing the days when Jacob S. Spaulding was at the head of the institution has expressed a desire that some, of the un written facts and incidents in connec tion with the school be brought to gether and placed in a newspaper arti cle to be printed in The Time so that details of the intimate life of the school may be preserved. This man's interest was aroused by hearing students of the old school re late incidents and pranks, as well as the more serious side of the school's activities, together with the evidences of the astuteness of ita esteemed prin cipal; and he, along wfth others, has thought it unfortunate that these memories of old school dayaf be lost with the dying out of the generation of students who sat under "Jake" Spaulding. ' Therefore, this Barre man has of fered a substantial sum for an ac ceptable article on the intimate life of Barre academy in the days of "Uncle Jake," the article to be closely allied with fact and, necessarily, written by a student of the soiool when Principal Spaulding was there or by some one in a position to get the details from some person having personal knowl edge of the. happenings. Such an article ought to cover two or three columns of space in The Times, although there is probably ma terial enough to fill a pamphlet. The desire is to boil down the features into an article for newspaper use. Anyone desiring to have further details of what is wanted may consult with the editor of this paper. VEIN0 BAKER. Coddard Graduate Bride of Former Gunner's Mate in tho Nary. Arthur Neil Yeino and Miss Vivian Margaret Baker were united in mar riage yesterday afternoon at 6 Camp street." the home of the officiating cler gyman, Rev. James Ramage. They were unattended. The bride wore a blue taffeta suit with hat to match. The single ring service was used. The bride ia fhe daughter of Samuel Farker of Trow hill and is a graduate of Goddard seminary in the class of 1017. The groom has been gunner's mate in the United Slates navy for three years. He was stationed at Hon olulu for nearly a year. He has been discharged from thn service. After passing a month with relatives in Barre Mr. and Mrs. Veino will reside in Troy. N. Y. JEFFORDS COLLINS Williamstown People Were Married in Barre. At the parsonage of the Hedding Methodist church Wednesday afternoon Miss June E. Collins was quietly united in marriage to Percy J. Jeffords of Williamstown, Rev. B. G. Lipsky officiating. The couple were unat tended and after the ceremony they left for Burlington on a short wedding trip. On their return they will reside in Williamstown, where the groom is engaged in agriculture. Mrs. Jeffords is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Smith of this city and has made her home with them. She has taught school for many years in the Martin district school in Williamstown. Mr. Jeffords is the son of Mr. and Mrs Havden M. Jeffords. BARRE MEN OFF TO CONVENTION Big Party of Granite Men "Left To-day for Meet ing in St. Louis SESSIONS ARE HELD ALL NEXK Many Barre T ns Have Exhibits Will TALK OF THE TOWN "Fxtirpo" hair tonic, the best there is. manufactured by Extirpo Special ties Co.. 355 North Main street. adv. Maccabees, attention! Practice meet ing for color bearers and guard Mon day evening at 7:30 in K. of P. halL Frank Shea, who is spending a couple of weeks with his family at Joe's pond, wss in Bsrre this morning on busi ness. Miss Lena Bouchard of Lawrence, Mass., is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Taul Beaulieu of Allen street for a few weeks. Joseph Aiken and daughter cf Provi dence, R. I., were visiting at the home o Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Beauleau and also with Mr. and Mrs. Jean Beau leau of rhe East Barre road. Misses Nellie. Elizabeth and Evelyn Carle returned from a two weeks' stay at Woodbury pond. While they were there they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. McLane at their cottage. A special meeting of, the Gatusi Cempfire girls of the Presbyterian chur.li will be held at the church Sun day evening at 7:30 o'clock. Every member is asked to be present a there i business of importance. Miss Sylvia Rqaulieu of Allen street completes her duties at the Adams Co. More tonight, and leaves tomorrow for Burlington, where she will spend two weeks with relatives before re turning to Barre to school again in the fall. A very enjoyable birthday party Was held from 3 to 7 o'clock Thurs day p. m. at the home of Helen Guy er." when eight of ber little friends railed lo remind her of ber sixth birth day. Games were played and light re freshments served, Mr and Mrs. Nelson Ballard and guet. Mis Mabel U Judd of TTalyoke, Mass.. took a trip to tmonage on Thmday. Their son, Winthrop Bal lard. ho has been spending tne past month with relatives in Cambridge, re turned with them. Homer C. I-dd of Orange street bas rety;ned front Joe's pond, where be has been spendmff the past two weeks with bis familv. and bas resumed bis work in the F. D. Ladd Co. store. To nrnt rrw he etpe-ts t hems the ret of his lonilr Ks. k from the:' ro i- at Ji-es food. Superint $ Them . v Barre gra nit-?nufacturers com prising a deleggt,.n of nearly forty, left to-day for St. Louis, Mo., to at tend the annual convention of the In ternational Monumental Granite Pro ducers' association and the National Retail Monument Dealers' association A through Pullman car, attached to the morning train leaving at 7:10 o'clock, carried most of the travelers, a few: having taken their departure previous ly to allow time for stop-overs en route. The conventions open Monday, with headquarters at the Hotel Statler in St. Louis. The Barre party will reach ita destination late Sunday afternoon. In the party who took the train this morning were: H. J. M. Jones of Jones Bros. Co., G. H? Douglass and Joseph Giudici of Giudici Bros., S. Hollister Jackson of E. L. Smith 4, Co., who ia president of the producers association, H. P..Jlinman of the Hinman-Bugbee Co., J. C. Booth of the Martinson Es tate Co., William Milne of the William Milne Granite Co., J. G. Calcagnl of Novelli 4 Cslcagni, C. F. Millar of Young Broe., Mr. and Mrs. A.. Gustaf son, the former representing Johnson 4, GuMafson, James R. Mackay of the Standard Granite Co. Alex. J. Smith of the M. F. McDon ald Co., South Ryegate, Samuel Ger rard of Gerrard -Barclay Co., George E. Bond of George E. Bond 4 Co., T. H. Carroll, jr., of Carroll Bros., Secretary Athol R. Bell of the Granite Manufac turers' association, Henry Fasola of the Excelsior Granite Co., Traffic Man ager C. D. Waters of the Barre Quarri ers' and Manufacturers' association, Alex. A. Milne of Hoyt 4 Milne,-B. Lucchina of the North Barre Granite Co., E. P. Carter of the Central Gran ite Co., George Anderson and William Farwell of Boutwell, Milne 4 Varnum, L. T. Crose and L. Hill of Cross Bros. Co., Northfield. F. A. Phillips and Fred Haslam of Phillips 4, Slack, Northfield, Robert Perry of the Drew Daniel Granite Co., Waterbury. The party will be joined at Albany, X. Y., by J. M. Duncan of Metcalf 4. Co., James B. Carswell of the Carswell Wetmore Co., N. Pelaggi of X. Pelaggi & Co., Northfield, and W. C. Clifford of Bethel, representing the Woodbury Granite Co. Yesterday Allan W. Reid and Duncan McMillan of Marr 4 Gor don left for Buffalo and will proceed to St. Louis later. A. J. Young of Young Bros, got an early start by go ing to Philadelphia yesterday, and Dindo Abbiatti of the South Barre Granite Co. left early in the week. Among other Barre producers who will be present at St. Louis are Alex. D. Straiten, representing George Straiton, and C. R. Bianch! of Montpelier. At Springfield, Mass., this afternoon connections will be made with a spe cial car carrying Quinry, Mas., Bos ton, Milford, Mass., Westerly, R. I, and Concord, X. H., granite men. Many members of the Barre party plan to extend their stay in the middle west; others will return toward the end of next week. Around twenty Barre firms are ex hibiting memroials at the convention this year. BABBITT IN A MISHAP. Hi Car Collided With Machine- of S. S. Lauzon. According to the report of S. E." Lauron of Burlington, Frederick H. Babbitt, who is a candidate for gov ernor, was involved in an automobij accident .which occurred between Mont pelier and Middlesex last Wednesday. He reports that he drove to the left of a moving van to pass it and that the Babbitt machine came around a curve at a fast clip and sideswiped bia ( Lauzon ) machine doing considerable damage to it. James Curtis has reported to the sec retary that G. A. Waters ran his au tomobile againtt Curtis' car recently on the Berlin road. Curtis was passing a team when Waters crowded him into the ditch. Paul Miner of Randolph has com pleted his report of the accident that, re-ently happened on the Hancock road it, which bia machine collided with car No. 26.200. 1 Herbert Trorabley, wEo lives in Ber lin, this morning went to the secre tarr of state's office and reported an accident in which his machine waa in volved. The steering gear dfd not .rl It would not turn and the car went over a bank in the Jones brook region, but no one was injured. Water Shut Off. In order to complete repairs on Sun day's break in the cement line pipe, the Orange reeroir high pressure wa ter supply ,ut 11:3" Saturdav to S o'clock Monday norn.n. As the city will have to be supplied during this period by the Bolster rs erroir. "hn-h bas a lower pres.are, residents of the higher parts of tS ty will hav to store enough a'er t lat during the period Sydney Itc Kuj'ii.