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HE' BARRE , BAILF 'TIMES
VOL. XXIV. NO. 142.
BARRE, VERMONT, MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 1920.
PRICE, TWO CENTS.
START INVESTIGATION
OF CAMPAIGN A CCOUNTS
OF BOTH BIG PARTIES
Senate Committee Began
to Hear Witnesses and
Admit Evidence, Gov.
Cox' Charges in News
naner Reports of His
Speeches Being Admitted
To-day.
CHAIRMAN HAYES
CALLED TO THE STAND
Senator Reed of the Com
mittee Urged That It
Was the Committee's
Duty "to Find Every
Dollar" Collected and
Expended By Both the
Party Organizations.
. Chicago, Aug. 30. Senate investiga
tion of Republican and Democratic
presidential campaign expenditures
started to-day. The senatorial commit
tee appointed prior to the convention
. re-opened its inquiry by delving into
the national campaign chests for infor
' mat ion both as to sum already raised
and the amounts which partyieaders
seek. . '
Spurred by the charges of Governor
Cox that the Republican party is rais
ing a $13,000,000 campaign fund, and
the statement by Franklin D. Roose
velt, Governor Cox' running mate, that
the amount is nearer $30,000,000, the
committee was prepared for an exhaus
tire investigation of the entire ques
tion of campaign funds.
Subpoenas were issued for Will
Hays, .chairman of the Republican na
tional committee; George White, chair
man of the ,. Democratic committee;
Fred Upham and Wilbur Marsh, treas
urcrs of the committees; treasurers of
the senatorial and congressional com
mittees of each party. Governor Cox
himself waa invited to attend or send
a : representative. He indicated that
he would send information to support
bis charges.
At the outset of the hearing Senator
Kenyon introduced the newspaper ac
counts of Governor Cox' speech at
Pittsburgh, the committee's telegram
to him and the governor s reply.
Senator Reed armed that the com
mittee's duty had been earlier set as
"to find every dollar" collected and
expended by both national organiza
tions. He said this course would have
been followed whether Governor Cox
had made a charge or not. '
Without a record vote the commit
tee received the newspaper account of
Governor Cox' speeches at Wheeling,
W. T., Pittsburgh and Evansville. A
shorthand account of his Pittsburgh
speech also was placed in the record.
Will Hays, chairman of the Republi
can, national committee, waa then
called to the stand.
TALK OF THE TOWN
WILSON AGREES
TO COAL WAGES
Is Understood to Have
Given Approval to Com
mission's Findings
WAS SWI
FROM A TREE
Body of Man Seized in
Oklahoma City Jail Was
Discovered To-day
IN RAID ON STIL
Two Men Got Into Jail on
Pretext of Being an Of
ficer and Prisoner
WILLEY DURETT.
Barre People Were United in Marriage
Last Evening.
Mrs. Julia Durett and Everett E.
Willey, both of Bar re, were united in
marriage at the bride's home, 10 Cen
tral atreet, Saturday evening at 9
o'clock by Rev. T. L. Goodspeed. Mr.
tad Mrs. Willey will reside at 10 Cen
tral atreet.
The production of a pageant was the
climax of work at the various Rut
land playgrounds Friday, when 375
children were present. The finale was
the presentation to the 375 of ire
cream cones-
Mrs. Marion Wescott of Pearl street
left thisernorning for Boston tp spend
a week or so with friends.
Dexter Baker of New York City is a
guest at the home of his sister, Mrs
Eugene Magoon. of Washingtonvstreet,
Mrs. Fletcher, formerly of Barre and
now a resident of Mansfield, Maps., is
visiting Mrs. Fred Downing of Cliff
street.
Mrs. Eugene Magoon of Washing
ton street, who underwent an opera
tion at the City hospital Friday, is do- NEGRO INVOLVED
ing as well as couia De expected.
The annual corn roast of the Church
of the Good Shepherd will be held at
Mrs. A. W. Allen s to-morrow (Tues
day) night at 7:30. An admission of
25c will be charged all not belonging
to the choir. Autos will be at the
church at 7 o'clock to convey those
wishing to attend.
Miss Winifred Hamel of the Adams
Co. store commenced her two weeks'
vacation from worit there this morn
ing, and plana to spend the first part
of it at her home in Plainfield, and the
latter part camping with a party of
friends.
Mrs. Chester Bennett and little
daughter, Virginia, of West street ar
rived at their home Saturday, after
spending several weeks with relatives
in Hope, Me., and Holyoke, Mass.
While in Massachusetts they visited
Mr. and Mrs. E. Gooley of Newton
ville, formerly of Barre.
A party was given at the home of
David Henderson, Brook street, Friday
night in honor of Mrs.' Henderson's sis
ter. Miss Jeannie Cowie of Wollaston,
Maws, who is spending two weeks in
Barre. About 20 friends were present
and the evening was passed very pleas
antlv. Refreshments, of ice cream,
cake and candy were served. Before
the guests departed, William Fraser, in
their behalf, presented Miss Cowie a
camera.
H. P. Bradbury, his mother and two
cousins from Sherbrooke, P. Q., Misses
Elizabeth and Dorothy Shannon, re
turned Saturday night from a visit to
Old Orchard, Me. The party left Barre
Thursday by automobile and on the
return trip vere accompanied by Miss
Ruby Bradbury, who had been at Old
Orchard since July. The Misses Shan
nun returned to-day to Sherbrooke,
Miss Elizabeth; being a stenographer
in the railroad office at that place.
ON HARD COAL
MINERS' DEMANDS
Oklahoma City, Okla., Aug. 30. The
body of Claude Chandler, negro, waa
last night was taken from the jail here
by a group of thirty masked men, waa
found early to-day hanging from
tree near Council Grove, about eight
miles west of this city, according to
a message to the snerin a office here.
Chandler was arrested Saturday 'in
a raid upon a moonshine still near
Arcadia, Okla., in which Stanton Weiss
a federal agent, tJeputy Sherin Homer
Andreau and Charles Chandler, father
of Claude Chandler, were killed.
1 wo men who took the prisoner
away obtained admission to the jail
officials aid, on the pretext that they
were an officer and his prisoner. Once
inside they produced revolvers,' those
in charge of the jail said, and forcibly
took possession of the negro.
Doom Stalks the Profiteer.
When we see the concerted action to
ward increased, production on the
farms, the enormous accumulation of
merchandise stocks jammed to the roof " tn different objects in the room,
of both foreiirn and domestic ware- try"1 lo "ink o' remark which
Played Him Well for the "Moyie"
Ticketa.
"Oh!" said the nice looking girl, as
she accepted the box handed to her by
the young man who had just called,
Isnx this nice! And I was just long
mg for some candy, too!"
Ought to be good," thought the
young man to himself. "Ill be eating
breakfast food at dinner for the rest
of this week on account ef it!"
Aloud he remarked: "Well, the clerk
recommended it to me aa a nice little
box. Said it was just the thing for
fulow to take to his er--one of his
friends!"
Oh, did he!" inquired the pretty
girl, dimpling. "Now, I wonder why
you hesitated. Are you sure be said
that!"
"I guess so," replied the young man,
rather embarrassed. He looked around
houses, and the constantly shrinking
buying power of our European custom
ers, it is time to watch for the crumb
ling of the tissue paper fort in which
the profiteer has so confidently tstab
lished himself. The long suffering con
sumer breathes a sigh of relief when he
would change the subject.
What a that box of candy doing on
the piano, there!" he asked as casually
as possible. "I thought you said you
were longing for some candy. And you
had some all the time!"
The pretty girl didn't seem alarmed.
reads the significant announcement that sh "P t him mischievously
in the month of July prices in this
country dropped 2.8 points, according
to Bradstreet's index, and that the
general tendency in Europe is down
ward, the London Statist reporting its
index number on August 1 at 2tVI.6, a
decline of 1.1 points.
But this gives only a hirdseve view
of the situation, and so far as it affects
the pocketbook of the purchaser at the
retail counter offers limited cause for
rejoicing. What is more pleasing, and
"Dave Spencer brought that," she in
formed him. "But, honestly, I don't
like what's in it half aa much as this
that you have broucht!"
"Ill Ml you were eating from it just
before I came in!" accused the young
man, somewhat mollified, but suspi
cions.
"Well, 111 have to admit that I had
it open before me," replied the pretty
girl.
"You can never trust a woman!" de-
what indicates more positively that the c,rwl th y"ng man, bitterly. "That,
day of the profiteer is passing, is the J0"- of h'ra ". h"ll he false!"
My, it sounds one when you say it
like that!" said the pretty girl, admir
ingly. "You looked just like William
Seymour in 'The Deceitful Sex'."
Yes, and "you think these movie ac
tors are so wonderful!" exploded the
young man in fierce tones. "Ill bet
that fellow has been divorced three or
four times!"
Well, he was in the play," admit
ted the pretty girl.
finywsy, said tne young .man,
eondition in the markets for eommod
ities which figure in tha everyday
wanta of the average consumer. In the
Chicago wheat pit strong effort have
been made to show that because the
crop this year will be slightly under
that of last year the price should be
much higher. But despite this argu
ment there were more sellers than buy
rrs, wmcn meant tendency toward a
ower price. There were more traders
who recognUed the underlying Condi
Document on the Matter
Will Probably Be Made
Public To-day
Washington, D. C, Aug. 30. Presi
dent Wilson to-day approved the ma
jority report of the anthracite coal com
mission increasing the wages of con
tract miners 20 per cent over present
rates.
- Miners employed as company men
are given an increase of 17 per cent,
and the same amount is given "consid
eration miners" and miners' laborers
and monthly men.
TALK OF THE TOWN
Douglas Howie and motfier and Al
bert Hatton returned yesterday to
their home in Montreal, after having
been the guests of relatives in Barre
for two weeks.
Judge T. E. O'Brien has withdrawn
from the field a candidate for town
representative from Rockingham and a
petition is being circulated for Harold
A. Hatch, the only other Republican
aspirant. There is Ulk that Hatch will
also receive. Democratic endorsement.
Judge O'Brien had secured "5 signers
to tiia petition and had every reason to
believo his candidacy would be sweets
ful, btit was unwihng to enter a eon
test if there were other candidates.
Two workmen tut the new rnd con
struction in Rutland, of the "floating
lahorer" class, are being sotight by the
police of the city for larceny. The men.
young fellows, are John Doyle and an
other who called himself Joe, a broth
er of John, although there was no
family resemblance and it was general
ly believed they were mot brothers,
and while fellow la borers sltpt. ko
xrupied a room with them, they de
snipped wth about 10 wcMh of knot
fcW.pg t the etHer men. TKe ar.i
g sr bad been m Rutland hot two
lr, rrfrirf frm Lynn, Mats
. - i
ions, the slackening demand from U,oomiI7 "r "PPe you'll be getting
abroad and the move toward economy "gaged to some one, one of these days.
at home, and while, these will not re- spencer, ior instance, ir nes send-
duce the consumption of bread ther are '"f ?" "B'ly 'l the timers
certain to cause a reduction in prices.
Coffee is another indicator. Last
week it closed 31 to To points lower in
the New York market, due chiefly to
the heavy drop id future. The drop
was not an indication that the eon-
I think it's just awful!" stated the
pretty girl, indignantly. "You talk
about women being deceitful, I think
it'a the men who are auspicious''
sue ran over, took the candv oft
the piano, and bronrbt it back, takinir
sumption of coffee haa been curtailed. off th rovM he came.
' - . . .1 lk..-. C j:j
but coffee trader cannot remain at its
inflated price level if everything else
goes down.
The same tory is true of textiles,
staple cotton and woolen goods having
shown a decided fall in the last few
week. The pricking of the silk bubble
is no longer news. But the drop from
4.400 yea to 1 .2000 yen a bale for raw
Dave Spencer did bring it to me,
stie said. "But that waa six months
ago! It was euch a nice box that I
saved it and used it for holding my
sewing things. See! It's fu!l of needle
and thread! And I haven't been to a
movie for four dsy! Does that satiffy
you!"
"Gee!"' exclaimed the voiinir mn "I
that movie absence record right now?
It would be a great pleaur." an
swered the pretty girl. -1U he redv
in just a minute."-Chicago New.
silk in the six months just ended n,f'P.T! Would you like to break
opened the way for what is now hap
ning in other textile.
This is a year of liquidation, in which
the profiteer haa various and precarious
rhanre of escaping with his pelf. In
bis favor be still has the railroad con- Iwa J. Blouia has returned
gestswi and the high price of rred:t, Hartford. Conn, with J. W. Berg
botb impeding full Measure produc- " nd Miss Muriel Rkh, who have
been spending the past week at her
home.
"stent ino t'asellini of 27 Maple
atenoe armed j Barre early Sunday
morning, after four and mm half
month' sightseeing trip thrrmsh
SwrUrland and pn nf It and
France.
tion. Against him be ha the inevita
W reaction from an orgy of private
and public spendmg, a retkn whih
is ra'tunz eofiiimers to r-ene now be
fore buying at kia prtres the things
fher wenjld not have bestated to bnr a
few innntV agi without akng the
pre i-jsj sal ew lsrt lirrt.d.
Mr. and Mrs. James K. Pirie of
Graniteville left this morning for Nig
gerhead pond, where they will spend
several days ramping.
Mrs. Henry Batease and little daugh
ter, and her mother, Mrs. Florence
Smith, all of Bethel, are spending the
day with relatives in Barre.
Alex Duncan and family of Edge-
wood returned home yesterday from
Joe's pond, where they have been
spending the past two weeks at their
cottage.
J. Warren Barton, manager of the lo
cal five- and ten-cent store, left vea-
terday with his wife for Joe'a pond,
where they will spend the week at the
Martin cottage.
Herman Bresett of Farwcll street
submitted to an operation at the Barre
City hospital last Friday that relieved
him of his right eye. On Aug. 20,
while cutting stone at the Grearson J
Lane stoneshed, for which firm he has
Orked for 14 years,' a chip of steel
ferpkefroin the brad of the point ha
was using and inflicted a serious' cut
In the pupil. The ateel was removed
and hope that the eve would be
saved were entertained until develop
ment proved the contrary. Infection
set in despite the efforts of the physi
cians to prevent it.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Medlar of Bur
lington are stopping at the home of
Mr. and Mr. Clyde Perry while Mr.
Medlar is attending the state conven
tion of the American Legion. .
John LaForrest of River street was
arrested Saturday by t hief of Police
James Sullivan on a warrant issued by
State's Attorney E. R. Davis, charging
him with harboring gambling imple
ments and permitting the same to be
used in his home. Poker chips and cards
seem to be the articles referred to in
the warrant He pleaded guilty in city
court Saturday and again appeared in
court this morning before Judge Scott.
Bail was fixed at 3ii0, but he was al
lowed to go on his own cognizance un
til the rase is brought up again, it ba
ng now open for sentence.
The civic department of the Barre
Woman's club eipects to hold a gladi-
li and dahlia exhibit on Friilsv and
.'aturday of .this week, the location to
announced later. The ladies hope
that a large variety of specimens will
entered and thus make the nhow
successful as the flower show re
cently held.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Brookside Community club was held
last Friday evening. The following
program was given: Singing of "Amer-
a," roll call answered by anerdot4.
solo with encore, Stanley Marsh, talk
of life in navy, Neal Blanchard, read
ing, Nora Douglas, solo James Bennett,
extract from letter written by Cadet
Floyd Mitchell at West Point, read by
J. E. Mitchell, solo James Bennett, talk
by Frank nowland, talk on Florida, by
Frank Northrop. Ice cream and wafer
were then er4tfl and everybody had
an enjoyable time.
Mr. and Mrs. James McAdam and
child of New York are spending a few
days with relative in Barre.
The Sisters of Mercy, ho spend the
summer months at Mount St. Mary's
academy in Burlington, have returned
to the convent of the Sacred Heart on
Summer street to begin the year'
work invBarre. All the nun to leave
here in June returned and will re-open
Sunday school rlase at St. ai-ai
church next Sunday afternoon.
In a very interesting game of base
ball played on the South Barre field
Sat'trday afternoon, the South Barre,
A. C succeeded in turning the tables
on the Randolph team and carried off ,
the game by the score of A to 5. In
the game played at Randolph oni"
time ago Randolph did the winning
stunt; and lt taturdave tirtorr W
South Barre make it necessary to
play off the rubber game to determine
the better team. It i probable that
the third and decisive game will he
played at Randolph in two week if the
arrangements now enntemplated can be
carried wtf. " In Saturday" gam fVlli
d-d the twirtinr fr South Barre and
Maxrolmi for Randolph. he fcor he
ing about evenly divided.
MONTPEL1ER
be
Henry Holt to-day, on behalf'of E. D,
Field, filed with the city clerk a list o:
names which had been signed for M
Field's namet to appear in the primary
for city representative this fall. Thus
far Mr. Field is the only man named
for the office. He has taken no active
part in the securing of the names,
delegation of his friends having ao
oomplished that at their own augges
tion. There are about 450 names on
the petitions.
Misses Anna McMahon , and Mary
Ford have resumed their employment-
in the charities ofhee, while miss
Gladys MacMillan has returned from
her vacation in the industrial office
and Miss Adelaide Teachout from
spending a vacation at Old Orchard
beach, resuming her work in the secre
tary of state's office. W. S. Teachout
is taking a vacation from the same
office. Miss Margaret Hickey has re
sii mod wofk in the same office. Mrs
M. D. Joval has returned to her duties
in the agricultural office.
Miss Dorothy Paige is working in
the highway office. Miss Eunice Mc
Kenr.ie, who has been employed in that
office, is to commence work shortly in
the Jones Brothers' offices in Barre.
There was no embarrassment on the
part of the. five women who appeared
in the city clerk's office Saturday eve
ning to have their names added to the
check list when one of the board of
civil authority asked them their ages
for three of the five were on the March
list 'and had taken the freemen's oath
while the other two were of mature
age enough so that the question was
not necessary. About a doien men
appeared. Another meeting of the
board will occur Friday evening,
F. A. Howland, H. M. Cutler, Dr. E
A. Cotton, E. D. Field, A. B. Shepard
W. W. Russell and R. P. Withington
and G. B. Young of the National Life
insurance official family- leave this
afternoon for Bigwin Island, Out.
where they attend the annual meet
ng of the 4)200,000 club of the com
pany at Itigwin inn this week. I hose
who went in the Montpelier car
were, besides those named, S. S. Bal
lard,, Henry Jerome of Montpelier, W.
T. Wheland of New York, Mr. and Mrs,
R. Wakefield of Hartford. Conn., Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. Oilman, Mr. and Mrs.
C. W. Gammons of Boston, and Mr.
and Mrs. G. S. Kinsley of Rutland
There are about 80 members of the
club. They arrive at Bigwin Wed
nesday morning. In the afternoon the
business session take place. Thurs
day afternoon in, wuiard beott, a
speaker of national reputation, sneak
to the club. Friday and Saturday, the
members may entertain themselves as
they see fit about the island. J. R.
Collins of New York is high man, hav
ing written individually 91,115,730 in
insurance in the 12 months. ,'
Mrs. Davd Hyde has returned from
Brockton, Mass., to her . home, 12
Sabin street.
Glenn Hatrh and David Hyde are in
Sherbrooke, P. Q.. this week attending
the fair.
A. I Willoughby, superintendent of
the Berlin Mills, Berlin, N. H.. visited
his sister, Mrs. Lixtie Adams, nf 12
Sabin street, over Sunday.
M. G. Ferry, water commissioner, is
finding that several persons in the city
are not pa j ing attention to the notice
which he bad placed in the local paper
railing attention to the water shortage
and that they continue the use of their
hose on lawns and sidewalks so that
probably unless this pramyee stopn
some of the patrons of the water
works will be without water. On Sat
urday afternoon he found a large break
in a main near tiranite street. This
has been running for some time, ac
cording to the best information he
could secure. A new break near Mil
ler's Inn occurred Sunday morning and
is being repaired to-day.
Water Commissioner M. G. Ferry
heard Sunday morning that persons
were about lo swim in Berlin pond.
They were seen undreing by one of
th persons of that community, who
notified the polite in Montpelier of
the fact, but apparently advice reached
the partiea. for when representatives
of the city government reached the site
the swimming party was over or had
been postponed. New posting of the
regulations aj:airift boating and Aching
is taking place as fast as the, work ran
be advanced.
E. H. Jones of Waitsfield has been
appointed administrator of the estate
of Lawson Carroll, late of Waitsfield,
in place of .1. H. Mattings, resigned.
and also of the estate of Maria Car
roll and (ieorge larroll, the latter a
son of the two former person.
Mrs. F. H. Tracy and members of
her family were in Chelsea Sunday to
attend the funeral of H. . Bixby.
The new motor fire truck was ued
for the first time, in answering a rail
on Saturday afternoon, when it was
sent three houses from the station for
a fire in the house of Joseph Yatter on
the same stret. Mr. Yatter left on
the 12:15 o'clock train for Niggerhead
pond and about two o'clock Carl Nel
son, while passing the bouse, saw
smoke coming nut of the building.
About one-half of a chemical tarik was
ued tn putting out the fire, in which
a stream of water would hae been
needed if it had not been for the big
tanks. Mr. Yatter was notified and
returned on the afternoon train and in
rt evening aid he as unable to ac
count for the fire, vne hating been
left in the siotes in the bouse.
SAW DANGER
BUT KEPT ON
Trolley Car Admit
Responsibility
EACH THOUGHT THE
WALTER F. MORSE DEAD.
Former Barre Man Passed Away in
Whit tier, Cal.
Word was received in Barre to-day
of the death, at Whittier, Cal., of Wal
ter F, Morse, formerly a resident of
BMrre and u. u'll.krwun k.f anA uk
Drivers of Motor Bus and dealer, the death occurring on August
22, after a long period of ill health,
during the last week of which the pa
tient was unconscious and took no
nourishment.
Mr. Morse was born in Brookfield
and spent the early part of his life in
that town, where his father was en-
UTnJiK VVUUJLU STUr S"" ln business. Later he went to
ISorthhcId and, in 1884, came to Barre
and purchased the choe store of L,
EX-SERVICEMEN
ASSEMBLING
One Man Killed and Eight Averill. This business he conducted tin
, . wick, R. I.
den and Cliaurieey M. Willey, removing
to California shortly afterwards and
conducting a fruit ranch there
Mr. Morse is survived by his wife.
Warwick,' R. I., Aug. 30. Bertram F. who was Nellie Mead, daughter of Mr.
Smith of Oakland beach was killed and and AIrs- J- B- iMcad of Randolph; and
two children, Kenneth, now carrying
nn Kid fgf hni-'a runnh a rA lfn.!n.i.
Km. r.A ,..ll. .l.J " .j..r,
- w.,r.T ..,-TO ..-.u .... i Wife of. Scott MacGregor, who carries
7 o clock this morning at the bliawo- on a ranch near. There is also a grand
met beach grade crossing.
Statements as to the responsibility
for the accident conflict. Official) of the
company say the bus hit the trolley,
while the bus line officials declare thai
ine ironey-nii ine Dus.whicn was
thrown several feet across the tracks
againxt a signalepost.
Leo Benjamin of Providence, driver
of the bus and one of the .men injured.
admits he saw the automatic sijjnal
working and the car approarhing. He
said that passengers were waiting at
the station to take the car and he
assumed that the trolley would stop,
but it did not.
Motorman Pearson of the trolley
said that he believed the 1ms would
stop and allow him to pass. None of
the passengers on the trolley was in
jured. The public utilities commission
has begun an investigation into the ac-
son, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth
Morse. Azro D. Morse of Venice, Cal.,
formerly of Barre, is a brother of the
deceased.
TALK OF THE. TOWN
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Perkins of KliO
street spent the wetje end in Strafford,
as the guests of Mrs. Clara MorrilL
Roy Hunt, who has been visiting his
brother, Lyman, Richardson street,
returned Saturday to his home in Es
sex. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Dodge spent
a short time in Barre with relatives
Saturday before continuing to their
home in Springfield.
Miss Ieiia (iiudici arrived in Barre
last night to spend her two weeks' va
cation from her law office in Boston at
her home in Barre on Merchant Btreet.
James and Maria Milne and Frank
cident to determine the responsibility. a"d Ruth Woodcock, who have been oc-
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i I viirviii (lie ,uai mi wjtiac t, nur.
BARRE WOMEN
URGED TO REGISTER
For Second Annual State
Convention of Ameri
can Vgion
300 EXPF .ED
TO J &,T IN BARRE
- 2r
The Jdiess Sessions of
the invention -Will Be
Under Way To-morrow
Delegates began to arrive in Barre
early this afternoon for the opening
late to-day of the second annual con
vention of the Vermont branch of the
American Legion, which will continue
in session to-morrow. A meeting will -b
held a', the Barre opera house to
night at which Frank P. Sibley of the
Boston Globe, a war correspondent
w-ith the 2fith division in its overseas .
wort? will be the principal speaker.
The commander of the Vermont ,
branch, John M. Thomas of Middle-.
'"Sal - A. -
tVf
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Earl Bur?e. ho ha been studying
accrontaiw v t the federal summer
school at KUsmorth. Me., for the pat
ix week, returned to his home o
Mrchnt street for a three weeks va
cation before rcMiti,;- t'idy v rV.
ton oerntv.
Board of Civil Authority Will Hold
Three Meetings Before Sept. 14
Primaries No Definite In
structions from State
Officials.
Although no instructions whatsoever
have come from state officials regard
ing the matter of eligibility of women
to vote in the Vermont primary on
Sept. 14 following ratification of the
federal , woman . auffrage amendment,
the city authorities in Barre are mak-
ng plans to register eligible wqomen
t three called meetings of the Barre
board of civil authority, the first of
Mich will be held Wednesday evening
f this week and the other two on
Sept. 8 and 9, such registration giving
them a right to vote in the primaries
on presidential, state, congressional
nd county officers.
It had been eipected that some form
instruction would be forthcoming
from Secretary of State Black or aome
other official before this time, stating
hether women would be entitled to
participate in the primary following
the ratification of the federal amend
ment by Tennessee, the 36th state, and
following the proclamation by Federal
Secretary -of State Colby that the lfth
amendment k to all intents and pur
poses a part of the constitution of the
t'nited States: but as yet all state
ments have been unofficial. Therefore,
relying upon some opinion rendered by
nationally known persons versed in
constitutional law, the Barre authori
ties, in common with the official of
some other cities, will proceed to reg
ister the eligible women.
A conservative et-timate of the num
ber of women eligible to vote in Barre
puts the figure around 1200 and it
is possible that the number will run
above that figure. The conditions sur
rounding the registering of the women
will be the same a for men and a hi)1
tax payment will not le a reijuieite ev-!
icpt in the case of voting lor municipal
officers.
The chief conditions under which the
registration will be conducted are that
the applicant must be CI years of age,
mut be a citizen of the l'nited State
and mint have resided one year in
the state and three months in Barre.
A foreign born woman meeting the
above requirement, would be eligible
to vote in the primary if he is mar
ried to acitixen of the I'nited Male.
Women of Barre who meet the
above reouirement should not mil-
the opportunity to register and le
come eligible to vote in its primaries
of Sept. 14 as there are some important
decision to lie made regarding candi
dates and some of the issues which
those candidates represent. As yet
there ha been little stir over the pos
sibility of women becoming voters, this
condition being due in large meastir.
nerhaos. to the uncertainty whether
the women would hee the right with
out upplementary action by the Vrr
mont legislature. That uncertainty has
not been entirely rleared away, but
the roncrnu of opinion seem to he.
nendmir official declaration, that the
adoption of the 19th amendment com
plete the conferring the right.
The date of the meeting of the
Rarre hoxrd of ciil authority for rrg-i-tering
voter should he borne in
mind. They are Sept. I. and .
Well
knows all
Esewa.
the ht
people
-rfs
town.
"Then why doen't he a-iate with
tbem?"
"They k pew hi " B-fn Trn
script.
pond for the past week, returned last
night to Barre. "V.
Herbert JCiter of North Main street
and David Ziter of Caribou, Me., who
has been visiting him for several days
left last night for Boston, where they
will spend the next two weeks on busi
nes.
Louis Bruya to-dav began a two
weeks' vacation from his duties as bag
gagemaster on the Barre t Montpelier
branch of the Central Vermont rail
road. Accompanied bv his daughters
Evelvn and Catherine, he left for Mid
dleburv to visit relatives.
Some of the more ardent trout fan
ciers cannot resist tne prooK tempt
tion of these last two days of open
season, and this morning several were
seen in an automobile going to their
chosen grounds near Williamstown.
The open season for trout fishing closes
Sept. 1 in Vermont.
A miscellaneous shower was given pn
Friday evening to Miss Gertrude Ryan
f firaniteville by 20 young lady
friends. The house waa prettily deco
rated and the evening waa spent in
games and music. A buffet luncheon
was served bv Misses Anna Laughlin,
Anna Ryan, Marie Stokes and Har
riet Moran.
Mr. and Mrs. George N. Tilden of
South Main street returned last night
from their ten days tour through New
York state. Mrs. Blanche Howe and
Herbert Main of Sherbrooke, P. Q.,
accompanied them on the trip, and are
spending this week in Barre as the
cuests of Dr. and Mrs. illiam D.
Reid of South Main street.
William Duby, owner of the Chevro
let touring car that wis being towed
from a garage to a repair shop on
North Main street last week, wh.th
collided "with the machine that was
towing it when the latter hnd to stop
suddenly or run into a team, announces
that the Chevrolet was not at all dam-
ged, contrary to the report printed
in c-aturdavs limes.
Van Tero of North Main atr."t left
this morning for Burlington, where he
will receive his examination for ad
mittance to the infantry of the I. S.
. . ... . i- . l i . t
army, having enustea wnn ac k
recruiting officer. He exect to le
sent immediately to a camp in New
York state. Mr. Pcro is the 19-yesr-old
son of Edward Tero of West Tops
ham. He wishes through the paper to
bid goodbye to his friends since he
hits not time to see them personally, j
A group of barlier of Barre held an
miportant picnic at iiroton pond yes-
terdav, when seven of them, with five
friends, met there in the morning. A
chicken 'harbacue was held at noon
time, and in the afternoon various
competitions helped to pass away the
time. Frank Bloum won the hat
race oer the cross pond coure; John
Rnso prord to be the best hot wih
the revoher; and one of the guests
landed the bigsrest fih of the day, an
IS inch black bass. The party returned
to Barre in the early evening.
Mis Florence Culoerteon of West
street was pleasantly surprised last
Friday night, when about 20 of her
friends came in to help her celebrate
her lRlh birthday. Mi Culbertson.
who works at H"tel Barre. came home
about 0 o'clock and was told by her
mother. Mr. Grafton, to dress as the
were going out. When she came down
and found ber friend ait ing for her
in the parlor, she ma tntIly surprised.
During the mure of the evening.
Italph Eager presented ber a camera
n behalf of the cnnipny. to which
Mi Culbertson feelingly responded.
Refreshment of ce rrem. punch and
wafer were served by Mia Ru'h Cas
tle. "Diuy and Minnie enner. Srg-
ng and dancing were enjoyed and also
;ame. in h h all tk part. The
parte broke up at a !te hour. wih!T-j-
their b"tr. miry s'j'h partw.
FRANK P. SIBLEY.
War Correspondent With 26th Division, Who
Will Give Address in Opera House
This Evening.
bury, was expected to reach Barre this
afternoon and, until his arrival, it was
not definitely known that Brigadier
General Clarence R. Edwards, former
ly commander of the 26th, would be
unable to attend; but it was surmised
that General Edwards had informed
the state, officers of his inability to be
presence because of the unexpected or
der transferring him from command
of the northeastern department of the
United States army and the farewell
reception given in las honor in Bos
ton to-day.
This was one oftwo important dis
appointments to come to them within
the past two days, the other being the
inability of Major L. H.-Drennan, an
ariel official of the northeastern de
partment, to fly to Barre from Bos
ton. Major Drennan informed the Le
gion officials this morning by tele
graph, after receiving ordres from the
war department to attend coast artil- .
lery fire practice in Massachusetts to
morrow. Nevertheless it is possible
that an airplane will be seen hov.
ering over thia city and surrounding
country to-morrow for both officers of
the Legion and officials of the Barre
board of trade were wiring this morn
ing for an aeroplane and pilot, for
neither wish to disappoint the "boys''
or the public.
' i
WAS FOUND IN ROAD
A. J. Maasey Doesn't Explsia Jnst Honr
He Happened to Be There.
What happened .to A. J. Massey is
the question that those who have seen
the man. are wondering after an ex
amination of his person at Heaton hos
pital, Montpelier. Sunday evening. He
was tound in tne nignway near tne
Martin place on the Barre-Montpelier
road by a young man named George
from Barre, who was going to Mont
pelier. and later at the hospital it was
claimed that something hit him in the
bark. He was unconscious for a time
when being taken to the hospital, but
there it was found he mas not suffer
ing from any broken bones.
As near as can be learned he and a
male companion had been towards an
overpass on the East Montpelier road.
They had been tslking with a cousin
of Mr. Massey's, named Bclleher, and
he chased the team down the road
after the woman drove away from
them. He claimed Tie fell down near
the Martin place and then something
hit him in the back, hurting him badly.
It was at first reported that art auto
moble hit the man. but Mr. Massey
did not so atate to the physician last
night.
DISEASES REPORTED.
Whooping Cough Lead With 24 Cases
Measles 23 Cases.
The following communicable dis
ease have been reported front the
filth district by Health Officer Dr. C. H.
Burr: Chicken pox II. diphtheria 1.
gonorrhea II, mcle "U, mumps .,
polio (Ronsltooi I, svarlet fever 4
syphilis , whooping rough 24, typhoid
fever I.
More Rooms Needed far
American Lepea Visitor
l"p t thi morning socomsaodationf
( only about ! had bee Mur1
for the Americas legion meeting
There mill doubt k he tteopU ,
and they oiuat bave room for t aigtt ( I
!" telcpbne the Board of Trade I
22 W. at otve. gating how ,,.
mm e care "I am I Se jTf f
the rentes

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