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BAI JLT TIM J VOL. XXIV. NO. 208. STATE DEPARTMENT : AND WESTERN UNION Ct INDULGE IN OPEN BREAK Company Refuses-to Han " die Any Cable Messages of the Department Ex cept Upon Prepayment of Tolls Other Depart- ments Are Not Affected. OFFICIALS SAY ; MOVE IS ACT OF RETALIATION Tor the Failure of the State Department to Permit the Landing of a Cable at Miami, Florida Gov- eminent Sent Warships to Enforce Its Stand. Washington, D. C, Nov. 16 (By the Associated Press). The long-standing controversy between the state department- and the 'Western Union Tele graph company has reached the stage of an open break, the company refus ing to handle any further cable mes sages for the department except upon prepayment of toll. 'The compuny's order was issued on Nov. 10. it was said to-day at the de partment, and ostensibly was to apply to all departments of the government. It was understood, however, that mes sages sent by other departments had leen excepted informally from the rul- . The Western Union company is stated to have bused its action on the-delay by the department in mak e ing payments on cable messages pre viously handled. Department officials asserted to-day, however, that it was in their opinion a step in retaliation for. the. failure of the department to permit the landing of a cable at Miami, Flo., connecting at Barbados with a British cable from South America, ' Several months ago the Western Union applied for an executive per mit to land the cablo at Miami, but the state department was said tft .have I demanded a copy of the contract be tween the Western Union and the British company owning the connect ing South America 1 cable line. The copy was not forthcoming, according to state department officers, and the permit was withheld. Later a British cable ship which had been chartered to lay the cable, was ordered to Miami. . At the suggestion of the state department, the navy de partment sent destroyers to the Flori da port to keep the British ship out- eide the three-milo limit. .The British embassy also took a hand in the mat ter, ordering the captain of the ves sel not to attempt to land the cable. Rome time after this William G. iMcAdoo became counsel for the West ern Union company and officials say he delivered a copy of the contract to the department. It had been explained previously that the department before issuing the permit desired to deter mine whether the contract between the American and British companies would strengthen the hold of the British com psuy in South America. The permit to land the cable still withheld, it being explained offi cially that action was being deferred until after the meeting of the inter national communications conference jiow in session here and which is con sidering the whole question of world communications. A report reached the government last week that the Western Union was j to make another attempt to land the cable and Secretary Daniels ordered the commandant of the naval station at Key West to take the necessary steps to prevent it. The Western Un ion company denied at the time that tt intended to land the line. It was about this time that the order re fusing government cable messages ex cept npon payment of cash in advance was issued. In stating that its order regarding cable messages was issued because of the- failure of the state department to pay for messsgee. the Western Union company was said to have pointed out that the depsrtment hsd rot made any payment since August, 1911. Depart ment officers explained to-day that payment had been withheld because the company began to withhold the government rebate of 50 per cent on cable messages. The Western Union was said to have explained that because of war time Jcvngestiofl the international clearing house in London was far behind in the payment of tolls to which the company Was entitled for government messages and that no rebate to the gin ernment rould be made until this balance had been paid by the clearing house. TALK OF THE TOWN Little Fthel Townsend of Williams town sustained a broken left wrist this morning while on her way to school, when she stumbled and fell. Th child was brought to Dr. D. C Jsrvis ofice in th;s city so that an X-ray picture might be taken to de termine the extent of the injury. - The Smith A Cnmings store on North Main street has the dtiiction of hav trg on public sale the ttrt veni.on Wat of the ess"n. lt pound Hoe care havire arrived on the morning "trsrn from W aterbii'-y. The anmal vs the v in im it dv !t Santv V SI had to be shit by Game Warden Keweonibe after a hind leg had been Wviea- INDIANS SUBJECTED TO GRAVE ABUSES Sweeping Criticism of Administration of Office of Indian Affairs Made By Thomas L. Sloan. St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 16. Sweeping criticism of the administration of the office of Indian affairs and charges that Indians have been subjected to abuses including unlawful seizure and leasing of property by agents ot the govern ment, were made by Thome L. Sloan of Washington, D. C., president of the Bociety of American Indians, in his report at the annual conference of the organization here to-day. The report also charged that legis. lation in the interest of the Tace was blocked in the last session of Congress by the office of the commissioner of Indian ""affairs. "It is advised that as the wrongs have been inflicted by the present ad ministration of Indian affairs that will be terminated on the fourth day of March, 1021, we do not attempt to se cure any relief from them but wsit un til we have a new administration to which we may make further com plaint," the report states. Land belonging to Crow Indians in Montana has been leased by the reser vation superintendent to a farming corporation, the report charges and that of the Fort Belknap Indians given to the use of a cattle company. t "On the Pine Ridge Sioux reserva tion in South Dakota," it continued, "territory tftout 40 miles long and SI0 miles wide was thrown open by the policy and order of the commissioner or assistant commissioner of Indian affairs to the use of a cattle com pany." All of the land was owned by Indi ana, the report explains, and much of it populated. Some Indians were reduced to pover ty and want by this action, according to the report. AnotherVharge in the report is that tribal herds were allowed to overrun the property of individual members of the Blackfect and Crow tribes, destroy ing crops and that their stock was allowed to starve. "Such Indians were thereby made destitute and now. are in great need," the report says. Indians hava been arrested and im prisoned by agency officials, the report alleges, despite the fact there is no au thority for such action. It complains also that allotments have 'been held up. OFFICER'S ALERTNESS SAVED TWO WOMEN Brockton, Mass., Women Were Over . come By Ga Officer Saw One Motionless Body at Window. Brockton, Mass., Nov. !. To the alertness of Policeman George Dean two Campello women owe their lives. Noticing the motionless ' body of a woman at a lodging house window shortly after midnight while patrolling his beat, Dean started an investiga tion. Entering the bouse he found it filled with gas fumes. He discovered Mrs. Myra Neisse, overcome in a chair, and Mrs. William Dow on the floor in another room. He sent in an emer gency call and several officrs and a doctor responded. They worked over the women who were revived within a thort time. A third person, sleeping near au open window, was unaffected. BETHEL The one-yesr-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aristo Orticari died suddenly last Sunday of indigestion. Medical aid was hastily summoned but was of no avail. The child is survived by her parents and five brothers. Funeral services were held Sunday, Rev. Fr. Barry officiating, with interment at Fsirview cemetery. A daughter was born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Brink. There are esses of measles in the homes of C P. Pierce and F. A. North nip in the Christian hill neighborhood. The ladies' aid of the Universalist church will hold their annual fair Nov. IS an4 19. chicken-pie supper Thursday night. Three-set play, Friday night. John A. Aldrich hss moved back to the Camp brook neighborhood. Howard Parsons has been quite ill with a hard cold and is better. Mrs. Serena Martell goes to-day to Waterbury to spend Thanksgiving with her sinter. Mrs. N. 8. Young. Rising Star grange at its annual meeting last evening elected the fol lowing officers for 1921. who will be in stalled in January: Master, Karl E. Shepherd; overseer, Leon O. Barnes; lecturer, Mrs. J. G Oilman; steward, K. C. Cox; assistant steward. Winston E. Dunham; chaplain. Rev. J. Wesley Miller; treasurer, F. A. Parsons; sec retary. Mrs. Gladys Winot; gatekeep er. Ariel Oilmen; teres, Mrs. Ola Quimbyt Tomona, Miss Edfria Par sons; Flora, Miss Gladys Oilman; lady assistant steward. Miss Jennie Brown; pianist, 3. T. Moody. Mrs. W. R. Bripgs entertained the Woman's club lat evening. About 40 were present. Mrs. O. A. Laird of Rovalton red a paper on Homes in Colonial Times." Rev. W. C. Harvey poke on "The rilgrim Tercentenary." There were several musical feato'es. Mrs. Flora Chase of Gaysville recited a poem. Refreshments of tea, wafers and tarts were served. Alonzo Tarsons has returned home from a month's visit with relatives in Warren. Mrs. Austin O. Perkins, who has been several week in a Manchester. N. H.. hospital for treatment, will aoow be able to return to the home of her daughter, Mrs. ;arge M. Da vis, at Tyng-boro, Vm., where ehe was vv-iting when seized with a at tack of paralysis. DEFERENCE -TO UNITED STATES Shown By Disposition Not to Encroach Upon Mon roe Doctrine BY CONSIDERATION AT LEAGUE MEETINGS South American Nations Striving to Get U. S. Membership Geneva, Nov. 10 (By the Associated Press). All danger that the assembly of the league of nations may encroach upon the Monroe doctrine by consider ing American questions in absence of the United States has been averted by the withdrawal of a request by Bolivia and Peru for revision of treaties with Chile. It is not expected that any other American questions with dantrous possibilities will come before the pres ent session of the assembly. Sur committees, charged with deal ing with all questious on the AgauJa, began work to-day. Each committee has 41 members, all the nations having delegated at the meeting hero being represented. ' South American delegates have agreed the league of nations should do at! it- can to get the United States to become a member nation. Argentina is regarded as a strenj candidate for representation on the council of the league, the four elective members of which will be chosen by the assembly after receiving the report of the committee on general organiza tion. The report of the council i.n the work that had been done since the league was organized was taken up by the delegates after some preliminary matters had been disposed of, chiefly completion of organization of the com mittees. . WOT AN .ENCROACHMENT If League Should Consider the Taena Arica Dispute. Washington, D. C, Nov. 18 (By the Associated Press (.Consideration of the .Tacna-Arica, dispute among Chile, Peru and Bolivia by the league of na tions would not be regarded by the American .government as an encroach ment of tbe leHgue on theMonroe doe trine, according to state" department officials. The administration's attitude with respect to the Monroe doetrice has been bssed upon the literal interpretation providing against any territorial ag gression in South America. .... FRENCH THREATEN - REPRISALS ON REDS If Sevastopol Is Looted or the Popula tion Is Molested by Bol sheviki. " Constantinople, Nov. 1. (By the As sociated Press). The French admiral of the Black sea forces sent a wireless to the bolsheviki after the evacuation of Sebastopol by General Wrangel'a troops, threatening reprisals if the town were looted or the population molested. ., A panic is reported to. have occurred at Yalta during the evacuation and remarkable scenes were witnessed in Sebastopol and Feodosia. WILLIAMSTOWN Mrs. H. A. Holt has lately received a letter from her uncle, Eldon A. Earle of Bloomfield, N. telling of the death at. her home in Montclair in thst state of Mary, wife of Mvron W. Flint, at the age of 50 years. ' She leaves her husband, and eight children, 'three of whom are married and the youngest is but seven yearj old. Mr. Flint spent his boyhood in town but, after the death of his father, Lewis Flint, be went to New Jersey, where he since lived. Miss Ethel Seever, clerk in the Jef fords dnur and stationerr store for sev eral months past, has finished her en gagement and is at home. Harry Laell and children of Spring field have lately visited relatives in town and North field, returning lest Sunday. Robert ClogMon of route No. 1 hss made a deal for a new csr next spring and will make his trip with horses from now on. The men who bsve been st work on lsst blocks for the Williamstown com pany are now in the woods cutting pulp wood, an order for a large nnmher of ctrd of this having been received. A party which included Miss Mary Waterman, Mrs. Belle H. Covell, War ren Covell and Miss Evelyn M. Covell were in Barre and Montpelier yester dsv, the lsst named remaining in Montpelier at the seminary, wherel sne is vaaing ins teacner training course. The Home Study club will meet with Mrs. L. L. Ainsworth t 2:30 o'clock p, m. Thursday, Nov. 18. The rnbjeet, "Old Academies, will be in rhargr of Miss Waterman. Regular meeting of Wiliamstown grange will be held Wednesday eTe BinaT at o'clock sharp in Odd Fel lows' hall. A grod attendance is de sired, as the first and second decrees will be worked. BAKKK, VERMONT, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, ANTHRACITE CONFERENCE' ON Miners and Operators Re sumed Negotiations To-day DISPUTE ON WAGES WAS CONSIDERED In Event of Failure of Ne gotiations Miners Will Appeal to Wilson Philadelphia, .Nov. 18. Representa tives of the anthracite miners and op erators resumed conferences here to day in another effort to reach a settle ment of their wage dispute. When the conference adjourned on Nov. rl, it virtually was -deadlocked. Should no agrerthent be reached to day, miners' representatives said they probably would appeal to President Wilson. Among the miners' demands are increases equal to the '27 per cent granted bituminous miners, a .i mini mum day rate and a universal eight hour day. THREE BIG NATIONS EXPRESS SATISFACTION With the Settlement of the Adriatic Question, Premier Giolittt Announces. London, Nov. IB. Grekt Rritain, France and the United States, through their -ambassadors, expressed satisfac tion with the settlement of the Adri atic question reached at Rapollo, Italy, last week, Premier Giolitti of Italy announced at a cabinet meeting yes terday, says a statement issued by tho Stefani agency, a tsenii-official organi zation. MONTPELIER The Central Vermont Railroad com pany and the state highway depart ment hare commenced blasting out the Jedge at the crossing near the Three Mile bridge in Middlesex. This has been a bad crogsing for many years and a few years ago, on Christina eve, two Rollins boys and a horse were killed there. Holes are being put in the ledge for the blasting back so that persons approaching the crossing will nave a clearer vision of the track to ward Montpelier Junction. It is planned to clean up the job this fall. Frank L. Small of Barre has settled his account in probate court in the es tate of Carolina Olgiatti, late of that city. s ' The condition of W. A. Lord, an at torney in Montpelier, who was In a comatose state Monday at the hos pital, was improved this morning and his family was given considersble en couragement. Andrew Mack of Boston called at the charity office in the state building this morning. Mr. Mack had been to Barre to see a youth whom the depart ment had recently provided with an artificial limb. Mr. Mack suffered the amputation of both legs when a young man, playing by the. railroad track, and it was through the efforts of a so cial worker in Boston that he Kecuncd assistance to get two artificial legs. S. B. Bates, state highway commis sioner, has reoeived from J. M. Mc Carthy of Boston, secretary of the Massachusetts State Highway associa tion, an invitation fn attend their an nual meeting the ISth of the month and at which he will probably speak. James E. Biake, a native of lMen, Vt., is the president of the association and it was Mr. Blake who said in a Keene (N. H.) address re-ently thst he drove over grsvel road from Hartford to Eden in Vermont and that they were the best gravel roads he ever drove machine over. K. S. Brighara, commissioner of agri culture, has been invited to attend the national meeting of the commissioner and heads of departments like his which meets Dee. 1 and 2 in Chicago and at which he speaks the second day npon "Accredited Herd Work and Co operation with the Federal Depart ment." ' E. W. Kittridge o( Bethel, who wa arrested some weeks ago as a result of the automobile he was driving to Northfield tipping over after a dance in Montpelier one Saturday evening, was given a fine of $200 and costs in Mont pelier city court Monday afternoon by Judge E. M. Harvey, which sum he paid. Kittridge, through hit attorney two weeks ago, entered a plea of guil ty to operating an automobile while intoxicated- The date-of the organization of the Woman's Auxiliary will be Friday eve ning in the armory instead of to-night. Those desiring to join the auxiliary of the Amerh-an Legion will appear at the armory in Montpelier at 8 o'clock Friday evening. Some over a dozen persons gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Sumner Mnndsy evening as a surprise psrty to Mrs. Sumner to help ber in the obeervanee. of her birthday, and during the evening Mrs. Sumner was presented a suitable token of esteem in the form of a glass dish. A supper wss served, after which the evening wss plesfsntly enjoyed with gsmee and music, while each of the com pany was called upon for a recitation or address upon some subject, which caused a good deal of mirth. Mrs. Msry E. Nelson of Bsrtw has bought the Riverside boarding bouse oa State street in Montpelier and will take possession Dec. 1. Andrew Guthrie of Barre will manage the house and the owner will open the diningroom. which has been closed for some yesrs. She plans to tske transient as well ss regular boarders. Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Parmentcr, who have sold the house, plan to go " California for the win ter. Mrs. Nelson alv has an option on tbe annex, a building setting in the rear of the Riverside. la Montpelier city court to-day Carl Nrideburg pleaded guilty tn Mealing two eknnk skins from Milo Netra f MnntpelieT and wss eenleiKrd to days in jail, after which he wss placed on probati. MOTORIST FINED FOR MANSLAUGHTER Sarkis Simonian Was Driving Car Which Went Off Road Near Es - sex Junction, Killing One Occupant. Burlington, Nov. IfWOno of the lightest sentences for manslaughter which has ever been given in Chitten den county court was that Vceived yesterday by Sarkis Simonian, the young Armenian who was driving the Cadillac car which wejit off the road near Pepin's crossing on the road be tween Essex Junction and Essex Cen ter on Sept. 9, when Murick Winslow of Springfield, Mass., was killed and several of the other occupants of the car were injured. Simonian appeared before Judge Fred M. Butler in county court vaster- day afternoon and pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter. Atter statements by States Attorney alien Martin for the state, and J. J. Enright, who appeared for- the respondent, Simonian was fined $300 and costs of $8.75. The tine was paid and Simonian is again a free mau, after being in the county jail fof more than two months. Before pronouncing the verdict in this case, Judjje Butler stated that or dinarily the crime of manslaughter calls for a severe penalty and he feared that the action of the court might be misunderstood. But the court had taken into consideration the facta in the case as they had been presented, and it appeared that there were cer tfin extenuating circumstances in this FOR WANT OF PROPER CARE 20,000 DIE MONTHLY Mothers and New-Born Babes Are the Subjects for Consideration at Conference in New -York. New York, Nov. 16. Plans for cre ating public sentiment in favor of a bill to be submitted to the next ses sion of Congress providing for the proper care of mothers and new-born babies to-day occupied the attention of '200 women delegates to the first conference of the second region of the National League of Women Voters, which will close with a dinner this evening. Mrs. Maude Wood Tark, chairman r,t t).o ItamiP. KB irl at least 20.000 b&- bitts and mothers die every month for want ot proper care. A conference of women has been called to meet next Monday in Wash ington to discuss jmethods of promot ing the bill. ( BIG FRUIT SHOW AT RUTLAND. Horticultural Exhibit Opens Wtdnes day Noon. - The 24th annual fruit show of the Vermont State Horticultural society will be etaged in She commodious gym nasium of the Community house hi Rutland Wednesday, Thurnday and Friday of this week. It has been an nounced that the plans for the meeting and exhibition are completed and the expectations are that the meeting this year will be unusually well attended and that the show will be the finest ever staged anywhere in Vermont. With a large crop this year, and much excellent fruit, there are pros pects that the exhibits will be very ex tensive and the quality of the frnit very fine indeed. Many of the lare orchardists of the state are planning to send a considerable quantity of thir choicect products to be on exhibition this week. This year, for the first time, there will be sonic of the Fameuse apples of the famous Rixford orchard at East Higligate. Edmund Seymour of 40 Wall street. New York City. "present owner of tbe Rixford orchsrd, hss er- ranged to send some of his choice prod ucts to Rutland. There will also be large exhibits from the Bellmont or chard at Middlebury, from the MarRse orchard in Westminster, and the Ev erett orrhard at Bennington, also some from the big orchard on Ioriet moun tain in charge of E. H. West of Dor set. I The program, which has slresdy been published, is one thst promises much, not merely in the way of information and instruction, but also in inspiration and real pleasure. Scientists, teachers, business men and practical farmers are to come to gether to confer on the prob'ems of the fruit industry. The premium list is very extensive and offers prizes for everything from amsteur plate to large box find barrel displays and there is smple money in the treasury for the payments in full. To those "who have not kept in touch with the commercial development of orchards in the western part of trie state, there will be a surprise await ing them. The exhibition this year will be something very extraordinary. The exhibition is open and free to all, although it would, be well worth paying a good admission charge just t.i see it. Some of man's nest and nature's best will on.disp!sy. STORM COMING NORTH. Shipping eo North Atlantic Coast Will Be Endangered. New York. Nov. lfl. The weather bureau here to-day issued the fallow--ing storm warning: Northeast storm warning, 9:30 a. m., Cape May, N. J., to Eastport. Me.. Southern storm increasing rapidly in intensity and moving northward: in creasing northeast winds beet-rain? gales with rain and probably snow nfi New England and middle Atlantic coast. Dangerous for all shipping. SPLENDID GIFTS. Presented Dr. and Mrs. Henry Stiles Bradley at Worcester, Mass. Worcester. Mass.,' Nov. 1. A fea ture of the farewell reception tendered Dr. and Mr. Henry Miles Bradley Ut night at Piedmont chim-h. wss the presentation of a Urge flrandfather" rkxk with three sets of chimes and a magnificent silver tea and coffee seT ire with a tray, all valud at fl.vn. - Dr. Bradley' has accepted a ell to State Street 0ngregst mpsl church at 1'oetWbL Me. 1920. MILLION LOSS ON ONE DEAL U. S. Shipping Board Is Al leged to Have Paid Exces- sive Price ftr Asbestos PLACED CONTRACT ON A HIGH EID Testified Stewart Dickson Before Congressional Committee New York, Nov. 16. Stewart Dick son, president of Stewart Dickson and Company, Inc., testified hetore a con gressional committee to-day that as bestos packing was purchased bv the T'ntted States shipping board in Febru ary and Mareli of this year at prices 50 per cent higher than what they should have been. . He said there were five bids for the contract, four of which were practical ly the same. The four averaged about l.fiO a pound. His bid was f 1.20. In explanation of the award of the contract to a higher biddpr, he said. he was informed the engineers had complained against his product. He added that he bad never paid any gratitudes and liad never been asked to do so. The witness further said a contract had been made bv the board for a year's supply of asbestos cloth at $1.60 a pound on a falling market, when a fair price would have been s-l.iu a pound. He also charged that there was a monopoly in this commodity. He esti mated the Ions to the government on such a contract at more than $1,000,000 a year. Each of the board s 1,200 ves sels, he claimed, used about $200 worth of asbestos a month. John F. Richardson, who assisted in preparing for the committee the re port tipon which the injury is in part based, was recalled. He presented a list of cases upon which he said tbe report was based. He charped that purchases had been checked inefficiently and that alien and inexperienced painters had' been em ployed on shipping board vessels when there was on file with tbe board a list of more than 600 painters who wanted work. He also said that there was a con troversy in 101S between the operating division at New York arising from du plication in payment of bills for sup plies purchased" at New Y'ork. He said a large list of duplicate payments was discovered. TALK OF THE TOWN Miss Alice Cook of Bellows Falls is visitine friends in Barre for a few davs. . ... Faubeur Gilbert of Graniteville had his tonsils removed at the Barre City hospital this morning. Thomas Blackmore waa removed to the Cty hospital to-day and expects to be operated upon to-morrow Harold Simmons of Washington submitted to a tonsil operation at the Barre City hospital this morning. A regular meeting of R, C. I. P. A in'Worthen ball Wednesday evening, Nov. 17. Let all members be present. Baptist girls, remember the . W G. rally to-morrow night, with Miss Crissman as speaker. Collection will be taken. s An eight pourm son was born yes terdav morning to Mr. and Mrs. Adol pho C'orsi of lri Second street at their home. Mrs. torsi was before her mar riaee. Miss Ida Carusi. Miss Priscilla Miles of South Main street returned to her home yesterday from Waterbury. after being the guest of her cousin. Sirs. Bert Luce, for sev eral davs. Miss Miles goes there next week to accept work as a bookkeeper and stenographer in the Luce depart ment store. The feature bout of the athletic con tests in the American Legion hall Wed nosday evening will be an exhibition wrestling match by Joe Shimkus and John Tom as i. Shimkus, as most sport sdniirers know, Js a professional mid dleweight wrestler, who has travelled through many of the eastern snd west ern states meeting wrestlers of all ages, weight and fame. Tomasi, the formidable end of the Vermont varity football team last year, was instructor in wrestling and boxing al the Uni versity of Yernjont. Shimkus arrived in town this morning snd, when sp- proached on the subject, consented willingly to appear at the Legion club without sny tinsnnal reimbursement. As msnv know there are to be sev eral otheT matches, boxing and wrest ling both, and following them a "smoker" and a general good time ith something to eat "to boot." All ex service men in Ksrre and Harre Town are invited. oYuMon't have to be a member of the Toot to attend. One Barre rou iung man who nua at tention of msnv V the t rarted the att local football faris in college footbsH this fall is Norman S. Gordon, son of Attorney and Mrs. .1. W. Cordon of this cifv. snd better known ss just "Cy." Although Cy" does not bold down a regular position on the Dart mouth football team, he has taken part in every Dartmouth game since the Holv Cross -Dart mouth game on Oct. 18. Manv times he has only played a few mimites, but a few times he has been permitted to stay in the rame for one or more periods. These last games on the Dartmouth schedule in which "Or" has played inrbide some of the big gsmes, such as tbo wilh S rrscuse. with lomell and wnn the University of Pennsylvania- Many of the local" fans are wondering whether Gordon will be chosen to go to the eoat ith the Dartmouth team when it plays the University of Wsshington on Nov. "7, one weeK I rem riiirnay. i present, although nothing definite ha been heard, tordon' suptxers are of tbe opinion thst be will make tbe trip, and thst if givea a chance to t.lsv in the game, be will do both him- ' . . . 1 , . m. U - V elf anl nis miiffre rreoir. i t plaved f.wttafl on tbe fSpsnldief team In MB arid '17. His grit ad fight, ss mrD as his careful study of the tame. er recopnired by bi opponents snd teaj&uates at that t ime. HARDING PLURALITY IN VERMONT 47,293 Electoral Vote Was Canvassed at Montpelier To-day Total Vote Cast Was 89,905. Vermont's electoral vote was can vassed at Montpelier to-day by Lieutenant-Governor Mason S. Stone, Speaker Charles Dana and Rawson Myrick of the secretary of state's of fice. The vote was as follows: Republican. Maude E. Bailey, St. Johnsbury 68,212 W. P. McKillip, Burlington .... 68,000 Gardner W. McGraw, Poultney 67,064 Lillian Olzendam, Burlington . . 67,919 Democratic. W. H. BarrowB, Stowe 20.019 Inez Bryan, Montpelier 20,906 Jessie Middlebrook, Burlington.zu.wu H. C. Comings, Richford - 20,884 Prohibition. (Highest vote). George C. Thrall 774 CLAIMS WIFE'CHOKED HIM. Edward ,M. Anderson Testifies in Ti vorce Suit. When Washington county court' con vened Monday afternoon the trial of the contested divorce cases of Edward M. Anderson vs. Carrie Anderson and Carrie Anderson vs. Edward Anderson was commenced. Mr. Anderson was the first witness, occupied most of the afternoon, telling the. family troubles between himself and his wife, includ ing the statement that she brought a libel for divorce onoe before and that of her own initiative she dropped the cae. He told of his illneaees and that dur ing one of these she did not come to the room to see him at all and that lie was cured by his oldest daughter excepting what his brother and phy sician looked after him while he was having inflammatory rheumatism four weeks and that at one. time shc!ioked him and then following that boanted of it. She was supposed to be in poor health Slit the time while Air. Ander son was eniploved dailv as a carpenter. Cross-examination to break down his testimony as to liberal expenditures was made. Tbe Anderson divorce case was again the matter of consideration this morn ing, Mr. Anderson completing his tes timony before the morning recess. Jack and Johanna Anderson were married this merning by Mayor H. C. shurtltfl in city hall in Montpelier m presence of her attorney, J. U. I1 rat tini, C. A. Smith, probation officer, and others. She was Vsentenced in Washington county court This morning to the state prison for not less than one year and than placed on probation on the condition that she be married forthwith, which was. followed direct ly afterward by the parties going to the city clerks office and getting a marriage license. E. R. Davis, state's attorney, protested strongly against the probation, claiming that there had been no ground shown tor sucn an ac tion and that tbe fact that she had done nothing wrong since the informa tion wxv filed in eonrt was not-rroanda for the granting of probation. Ths pro bation department had made an invee' tigation and recommended probation. TALK OF THE TOWN Herbert Macrae returned to Bethel Monday. Mr. Macrae foUows tbe gran ite cutting trade in Bethel. Mrs. Mary Hunter has returned from East Montpelier, where she has been caniiB for Mrs. II. E. Miles. Miss Lucile Berini of Brook street went to Burlington yesterday to spend a couple of davs with friends. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Arnold mid Mrs. William Clifford of Bethel visit ed with friends in Barre to-day. Dr. I C. Lit tie wood of New York City was the guest of Miss Nettie Lawless of the Currier block over the week end, and returned to his home vesterdav. Jesse Sibley, who recently completed work for ihe tolumbia (rsphanola company of Bridgeport, Conn., began work tiiis morning as a clirk at the N. D. Phelps Co. store on North Main street. Miss L. Jean Bisbee and brother. Clarence Bisbee, spent the week end at their home in Waitsfield. Miss Bis- Uhee and ber brother are employes st the N. D. Thclps Co. store on No.ah Main street. A number of granite manufacturers from Montpelier, Waterbury and Northfield were in the city to-day to attend the meeting of the Granite Manufacturers association, which be gan at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Charles Coutts, an old-time resident of Barre, arrived here last evening from Pittsburgh. Fa., for the first vis it in 10 years. Mr. Coutts is stopping with James Nieol of Maple avenue for s couple of days and will then visit with scqnsintsnces in Northfield be fore rrturnine. Robert Christie of Ayeijs street and Robert Morgan, who finished tem porsrv work at the Red Cross Phar mjcy' Saturday, left to-day for Spring field, Chri'tie' going to seek employ ment and Morgan to visit with hie sis ter. Miss Elsie Morgan. , Mrs. Eugenia Granger of 16 Maple Grove street, who planned to leave Barre several weeks ago to join, her two dsughters. Jfannette and Laura, in Montreal, where thev now reside. completed transactions fur her peeaonsl property m this city yesterdsy and leu to-day for her new home. Miss Evelvn C M. McGregor. M. B-. a daughter of William McGregor of Airdrie, Scotland, and a graduate ot Glasgow university, who hat been en tertained at the home of Mrs. Mary McDonald. 41 Liberty street, left last evening for Boston, where she will be tbe guest of Mrs. James Hill before returning to Scotland. One of the, prettiest collections of birds exhibited in this rity in a long ftime was on display in the fb.h depsrt ment window of the r . L. Ladd to. yesterday. The tmphie 'of several davs hunt ine on Lake Cbamplain by Bert Goodfellow, a party of Mntitpel ier hunters and F. U. Rohinson of Barre numbered 2, and that is the number on exhibition in the window. Is that number 10 species of the divk familv were to be seen, the hlack dixkTeal. BluehilL Mergioer, Whi-t-ler. B iMer Ball, Brr-adhill, Shell, Drake. Old Squaw, Hll-Iiver and a Jaik-Ti'pe. PRICE, TWO CENTS. DUNNETT WILL , HAS BEEN FOUND Thus Adding a Complica tion Over the Estate of Attorney WIDOW IFADE v thKcbsneficiary .. In Ti.Deed Mrs. Dun netjt Only Homestead i Income of Trust St. Johnsbury, Nov. 16. Another chapter in the contest over the prop erty of the late Alexander Dunnett, attorney, is revealed in the finding of a will made by Mr. Dunnett some years ago and in which he bequeathed all his property to the widow. Mrs. Dunnett has brought action against the trus tees named 'in the "trust deed which was made by Mr. Dunnett a short time before his death this fall, in which trust deed Mrs. Dunnett wss given the home in St. Johnsbury and the income from the remainder of tbe property held in trust, after which the residue of the estate w-as to be di vided among a brother in Ryegate and nephews and nieoes. The discovery of the will, of course, adds a complication to the distribution of the estate. The will was found on Saturday in some of Mr. Dunnett 's pa pers in St. Johnsbury. The will was witnessed by persons, both of whom are living, and it names as executors of the will E. F. Nichols of St. Johns bury and J. D. McAllister of South Ryegate. The action brought by Mrs. Dunnett was to test the legality of the trust deed, which deprived her of the ma jor portion of the estate. TALK OF THE TOWN Mrs. Earl Rogers of Cabot called on friends in the city yesterday. Archie McDonald of Springfield, Mass., arrived here last evening for a few days' visit with friends. G. Palladini of 104 Railroad street leaves to-morrow night for New York City, where on Saturday he sails on the "America" for Italy, later going to his home in Switzerland for the win ter. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Beatrice Mazzini and three children, who go to Vogogna, Italy, to reside. Floyd G. Russell, proprietor of the Red Cross Pharmacy, is preparing the rear part of his store for two grafanola test booths, or, more properly, record test booths.' With these additions three people may be accommodated with record trials, one in eVh bodth and another in the store propVr, since ; the booths will be.closedlh completely to prevent 'noise from the street, or elsewhere intermingling with the tones of the records. These improvements" are made ne-essary by the increasing demand for the records which Mr. Rus sell handles, his present accommoda tions proving tf late insufficient to meet requirements. At the home of her mother, Mrs. Isabella Thomson of Keith avenue, Mrs. David Cummings, recently mar ried, was pleasantly surprised last eve ning by some 3,1 of her intimate friends, members of the Odd Ladies' society of Barre. A very pleasnit evening was spent in a variety of mu sical numbers nnd in the playing of several games. In the midst of the evening's entertainment, Mrs. Neilie Bianchi presented Mrs. Cummings an electric reading lamp, a token of the friendship and good will of the en tire party. Those who contributed to the impromptu entertainment of the evening Vvere Miss Betty Stephens, who rendered several piano select ions, Miss Agnes Islie. Mrs. Peter Casi day, Mrs. James Mel-eod, Mrs. Jeffrey and Mrs. Innis. all of whom sang. Dur ing the evening refreshments of a light nature were served by Mrs. Thomson. The party broke up at a late hour. The Odd Ladies' amusement commit tee had charge of the evening's events. The enthusiasm of the Spaulding supporters was given a decided setback Saturday night and Sunday when it was rumored that tho laree red and blue Spaulding banner, which held so prominent a position in the feminine ranks of Spaulding rooters at the Spanlding victory during the after noon, had been confiscated by a much smaller but just as ardent a group ot feminine rooters in the Montpelier sec tion. When the truth of the matter had been delved into, it was discov ered that two small boys who had been holding the banner throughout the game had, after the game, jokingly run off with the Spaulding colors. Two Montpelier girls gave chase and finally captured the prize. They took it to Montpelier and left it at a con venient place where it might be easily secured by the owners. Then tin rightful owners were notified by Ule phone as to where they might secure their highly-prized possession for the ssking. It is needless to add that the banner was claimed at once by the right party. The annual meeting of the Barre branch of tbe New England Milk Pro ducers' association wis held in Worth en ball last Saturday evening, about 100 members being present Ut aJst in the election of officers. M. L. Towns was re-elected president, J. A. dim ming wss alo re-elected secretary and treasurer. The delegates choen to at tend the county meeting, which is t be held in the memorial room of Mont -pelier rity ball at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon.' Nov. 17. include the prei- dent, Mr. Towne. George Andrus. A. W. Phelps. A. 1- Smith, tharlea Gordon, and F. M. Allen. Every member of the local branch, however, should be present st the county meeting and all are deired there, delegate or not. It wss also voted thst two delegates renreeeav the local nriation at the central aociatkn meeting whkh con vene in Bo ton. sometime in January, Scretar Onmmirg snd A. W. Phelps beine tbe.rVen d-Vjrte. A ban quet committee, Chsrle Gordon. A. W. rbelps and J. A. Cummir. was ap pointed to srrsrge for a banquet srre time in the a--ar future.