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DAI LY TIM ALU v. VOL XXIV. NO. 211. Y SIXTEEN WERE DRO WNED TRYING TO ESCAPE FIRE SWEEPING MOTORBOAT Their Efforts to Quench ; Flames on Chesuncook Lake, Maine, Being Fu tile, Half of the Crew of Lumbermen Jumped Overboard and Tried to Swim Ashore. OTHERS CLUNG TO WRECKAGE - r AND WERE SAVED The Wind Swept the Par tially Burned Boat Ashore ad Men Were : Enabled' to. Grasp JStumps From Which .They Were Later Rescued. , Bangor, Me., Xov. 19. Sixteen live were lost at Chesuncook lake late Thursduy afternoon, when a motorbont ' conveying a crew of woodsmen from Chesuncook flam to Cuxtibexis caught fire: while atnxit t wo miles from its destination. Efforts to quench the flames failing, the men became panic stricken and some leaped overboard. - They tried to swim to land only to wet death "in the icy waters of th; lake,' either overcome by exposure or their strength failing. About half the men remained by the boat after tlu ' engine stopped and being forced over board by the flames clung to the sidts of the craft and were saved a the strong wind that was blowing fi nally drove the boat to the side of the -lake, where ' it stopped against the 'mass of stumps left when the lake was lowered. The survivors then clung to the stumps and were rescued by , crews, from neighboring camps who , were summoned from the village where )the people saw the flames of the burn ing boat and surmised what had hap pened, promptly summoning aid. The boat was owned by. the. Great Northern Paper eorrlpany and under charter to Alexander Gunn of Green ville, who was operating it. Mr. Gunu was saved, as was Nelson Smith of 'Orono, who is a clerk for the Great Northern Taper company at C'uxabexis. The men drowned were not residents of this, section. 1 hey had just been en Raged for work in the woods ,by this ' company aud many of them were Lith J nanians'or of foreign extraction. This noon it was known that the 33 i men on the boat IT had been rescued i and 13 drowned. The names of the survivors were known but of the dead .but seven bodies had been recovered , and but four identified. The known dosd are John &rrill, Xotham, P. E. P. C. MeOuil. Xotham, P. E. I : , ,'john McDowell, Xotham, T. E. I., and Arthur O'Connor, residence unknown. Owing to the large number of men 'who are being sent into the woods by ttie Great Northern, the .only mesns of immediate identification Is by find ing the bodies and the work is being carried on by a large crew. Some of the survivors are in more or less seri ous condition owing to their exposure in the icy waters but it ia believed that , ail who reached the shore alive will re ' cover. PLEADED NOT GUILTY When Charged With Conspiracy, Etc, In Sleeper Dlsbanment Case. Boston, Xovj 19. Godfrey L. Cabot. i trestnrer of the New England Watch and Ward society, and Hector M. Holmes and Robert D. Weston, law 'yers. pleaded not guilty in the superior court today to indictments charg ing conspiracy and receiving letters and other papers alleged to have been stolen from the law office of Daniel H. t'oakley last December. ; The indictment resulted from a sne Cl grand jury investigation of charpes made by Conk ley in collection with dis barment proceedings recently brought airaint Alvah fS. Sleeper, an attorney of this city. It was alleged in the tcs timony in the disbarment trial that certain papers, having to do with the settlement of a suit, in which Sleep er was fiiprw r' .. v. . .. :nterested, i.l been stolen from Coakley'e oflW In an effort tu oinam evidence of il y." lnl prs'-ti'-. EAST CALAIS Iew-U Trvost of Sprincfte'd visit'd friends in th villas" over Sunday. Miss Marion Ken:ton was home , from (KxMard seminary oer Sunday. Mr. and Mr. Charles Bumpus vis ited at Wi'l Fi'ksrd's in Adamant recently. Mr. and M.s. Will Pirksrd of Ada tnsnt were reent visitor at Lyme fimv. f.oy Bancroft as a bnnne visit-win Bsrre the lat of the week. 1r. jrt Mrs. Vern Wheeler vinted In Hsrdw iek lt week. Mr. C V B!i and Mis SyMs P. were visitors in p.arre the first ff he werk. H-rbert Keys was in FlainftVld on Vtte W edndav. 4s Roe Sherhurn is qnfe ill. Wi.l Angel of Woodbury wa bus as fr-ess vifitor in the vilire on Wedne Ml. I1 Bliss is teaching the gram mar room in the village school dar ky the absence of Mjs Mierburm. "DRY" AGENT ATTACKED BY FELLOW PRISONERS . In , Jail on Charges of Murder He Was Set Upon While in the . , . Bull Pen. . Springfield, 111., Xov. in. S. Glenn Young of East St- Louis, prohibition enforcement officer, was beaten by fed eral prisoners in the county jail here, where he wag incarcerated on an in dictment charging him with murder. While ho was in the bull pen' await ing release on a writ of habeas corpus a number of men in jail for violation of prohibition laws attacked him. They were throwing hot water upon him when jail officials came to his res cue. He was indicted for the murder of Luke Vuckovic on Nov. 6 at Madison, 111., during a raid upon Vuckovic's home. FARMERS' REFUSAL To Sell Wheat Cause Two North Da kota Banks to Close. Bismarck, N. D., Xov. 19. The Se curity State bank of Xew England, X". D., and the Farmers' State bank of Havelock have been closed pending in quiry by the state bank examiner. Re fusal of farmers to sell their wheat at present prices, with ensuing scarcity of money, is responsible, according to the examiner. - M0NTPEL1ER J. Allen Hancock, who was married Sunday afternoon at Randolph to Miss Lottie Osha, was for several years a resident of Montpelier, having lived on Kim street and for four years having been a member of different athletic teams of Montpelier high school. An advertisement of the sale of property of Thilip Zanfrello on upper Barre street by the revenue depart ment has caused no small amount of effort in certain circles in Montpelier to save the property for the man, who is in poor health.' If the property is sold it will take away his business. Some months finco he pleaded guilty in Montpelier city court to illegal hand ling of intoxicating liquor, and it is understood now that the federal an thorities have assessed taxes because he had admitted handling liquor and that the pool room equipment will be held to cover that assessment as pro vided by the federal statutes. C. H. Drmpser, commissioner of ed ucation, has arranged for a conference of the district superintendent to.be held in Montpelier Dec. 8, fl and 10. The place has not been decided upon. It may be in city hall or the high school' building and then again, pos sibly in the House of Representatives. There will be some H5 superintendents present. He is also arranging for a conference of the teachers in charge of the teacher training schools in the state. This will be held in Burlington Dec. lrt. 17 and 18, the place to be se lected later. There will be 20 teach ers at that conference. M. G. Morse, taj, commissioner, has received notice from the president of the Xew England Tax Officials asso ciation that the annual meeting will take place in Burlington Dec. lrt, 17 and 18. It will be held at the Hotel Vermont. There are some 40 members of the organization, which include Mr. Morse, Clyde Coffrin and George Tnp per of the office; John Aery and Charles Plumley, former commis sioners. The program is not yet fully settled. Mrs. J. E. Riley, jr., has gone to Elmira, X. Y., for a'kw week's visit. A. U. Smith of the Hotel Woodstock in New York is the guest of Governor P. W. Clement. Governor P. W. Clement. General II. T. Johnson and E. R. Gibson have been invited to attend a dinner at Atlanta, Ga., Xov. 27th, at Camp Ben ning, where three VcYmotit? young men are attending a four months' trainine school which Xational Guard officers may attend. Those from Vermont at tending are Captain E. H. Newton of Burlington, Lieutenant W. J. Kelley of Rutland and Lieutenant G. A. Stack of Bellows Falls. Lieutenant Kelley sent the invitation. General Johnson ex pects others will go from Vermont as soon a toes complete the training in the best school that the war depart ment bad ever conducted. Superintendent Carl . Batchelder of the Cabot district has been elected su perintendent of the Orleans central su pervision distrir-t with headquarters at Barton. He will assume his duties at Barton about the first of next month. A hearing took place at Waterbury Thursday afternoon at which Angela MassuccA. who has been in the Mate hospital for'care, waa committed N the hospital at state expene. John H. Stone. city grand juror, represented the state attorney who waa unable to be present. H. L. E. Smith of Mont pelier has settled his account in pro bate court in the estate of Alma Smith, late of Montpelier. The following jurymen have been called for the next session of federal court, which will be held in Mont pelier: W. B. Turnev. F. H. Brown, G. C. Buirell, .!. C, Finn. P. B. Hewitt and V. E. Srai'h of Montpelier. along with cithers in this tection of the state. G. E. Wood of St. Johnbury was a local visitor to-day. Harry B. Amey.of Tlsnd Tond is here on legal matters for the rest of the week Jess MeGrath of Waterbury was in the city to make papers in which he will purchase of Harriwt Lombard his fsrra at Montpelier Junction. It is one of the most deirab!e plce in this sec tion of the county. Mr. M"Grath is a roung man who has been siccessful in farnvnff. J. B. Estee was in W bite Fiver Jflnc tici to-day on state fair matters. A bearing will take place Not-. 24 ia the commissioner of industries' of fice nflativ-e to computation fw W. B. rfway, who wa injured a yar ago w hi employed by Cros aod LABOR DEMANDS THE OPEN DOOR To Enemy Nations to Join the League of - Nations DECLARED BRITISH LABOR DELEGATE Chided League for Failure to Prevent Polish-Bolshevik Outbreaks Geneva, Xov. 10 (By the Associated Press). A reply from President Wil son to greetings from the assembly of the league of nation was resd by President Hymas at to-day 'a session of the assembly. George Nicoll Barnes, a British delegate, then discussed the report of the council of the league . Ue dwell especially on tlie nccK sity of lending assistance to the Ar menians. 1 "They are," ho declared, "hemmed in by the brutal bolsheviki on one side niid by inhuman beings on the other." The labor chapter would become the most important part of the treaty of Versailles, he predicted. "There can he no permanent peace in the world," he added, "until there is industrial peace; and there can be no industrial peace until labor geta a lx-ttcr shore of the product of its ef forts." Mr. Barnes referred to the action of the league in the Polish-Lithuanian dispute and on the question of the Aland islands between Finland and Sweden. He said the council must have support, but he wanted to know why the council had not taken action, as provided for in article XI of the league covenant, to prevent the war which had been going on for a year between Po land and soviet Ru&sia. He held that, it was quite possible for the league to do somethintr t,o pre vent a fresh outbreak of hostilities be tween Poland and -soviet Russia, which he declared waa unmistakably threat ening in tpite.of the "patejied up peace." Regarding the admi-sion of fornier enemy states, he said he waa here to represent the labor element of Great Britain and he knew the vast majority of the laboring people demanded that all the enemy stales lie admitted with out delay. W OMEN FINED FOR W EARING HATS Chicago Judge Waa Angered Because Two Did Not Remove Headgear at His Command. Chicago, Xov. If. Equal suffrage for women means that they must not wear their hats in his courtroom, Jus tice of the Peace E. P. Aring declared when he fined two women each for contempt -of court when they refused to remove their hats. They paid. . When the justice called the court to order he said: "Everybody will p!eae remove their lists." Mrs. Oscar McCann and Mr. Freder ick Bitter failed to do so. The curt hesitated a moment, but the two con tinual to wear their hats. "Five dollars and costs for contenipt of court," said the justice. "If women can have equal suffrage with men they canalso remove their huts in my court room." FOUND AMERICANS POLITE, But Not Very Businesi-Like or Hard working. London, Xov. 19, H. W. Nevinscn, a well known journal i.t, lecturing on "America" at the Xational Liberal club here, said his visit to the I'nitea States had upset, nearly all his pre concehed natiwns about American. He said he found Americans mi'st polite, very kind and hospitable and only too reaHy to take tremble for others. He did not find them partic ularly bnsinctis like and hard working. One thing that struck him as terrible was the individual eiibserviance to the state, and the tendency of the police to dominate everything and he gave in stances of what he regarded as sav age sentence of ten years' imprison ment on a "perfectly innocent and harmless pentlrman." and of 15 years upon a pirl of 2n. who had distributed a pamphlet tircinc American soldiers not to fight against Buis. There was no real political labor party in" America, which was 40 ye-s behind Eneland in that matter. Con cerning anti-English feeline in Ameri ca, he said he was constantly confront ed by the shame of Britain's treat -ment' of Ireland and he confessed that when he found the House of Commons jeerine at flying men, and heaping in sults on a eountrv strngel.n for polit ical freedom, it was almost like co- - . .!. tnjr nome ana seeing m n mmnn drunk on the floor. $400,000 CAPITAL PAID UP. T Sell Wheat Cause Two North Pa- Dividtnd. The P.ichmond Farmers" l operative ao-ia!ion h charged its nsme to the Kxhmond Farmers Corporation asso ciation. The Blur Veneer company of North Triy b cert Scd to th r tr of .lite that its rd up cajvtji; tok is Hvcm and of that sum but) ia a wk dit isUnd. BARRE, VERMONT, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11), BIG LOOT FOUND IN HENHOUSE And $3,500,000 Mail Carl 'Robbery Has Been Cleared Up TEN ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE One Confesses to Robbery at Council Bluffs, la., Saturday Night Council Bluffs, la., Xov. 19. Seven more arrests, one confession, the recov ery of a large amount of money, all in 10 bills, and the discovery of an auto mobilo last night resulted to-day in clearing up the myBtcry surrounding the $.3,500,0110 mail car robbery in the local yards Saturday night. Two of the men arrested, T. A. Daly and II. A. Reed, are white, and the others are negroes. The money was re-J covered trom a chicken House at tne Daly home," after the 'confession of Reed, who rooms at Daly's. Ten per sons in all are under arrest. ' An automobile believed to have been used for carting away the mail bags was found last night in a rented gar age a few blocks from the scene of the robbery. The number on the engine had been tampered with. Reed and Daly, believed by officials to be the leaders of the gang, are each 45 years of age. Daly has been work ing at the Omaha grain exchange, but Reed has been unemployed the last few weeks. Reed was arrested last, night after being implicated by Fred Poffenbarger, a youth arrested several day ago. Reed finally gave information which led to the arrest of Daly. $ Bags of currency, gold and hnds, the value of which has been given au thoratively as high as $3,500,000, were taken from a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy mail train last Saturday. They were bound from San Francisco in a sealed car to a consignee in the east. The amount of money recovered was not announced. GREAT EARTH SLIDE IN HEART OF PITTSBURGH Has Already Cost Over a Million Dol lars and Buried Much Railroad Property. Pittsburgh, Xov. 19. Damage esti mated by engineers to vary from $1, 0x,M) to $l'.Oih),000 will result from the great slide of earth and stone, which for two weeks has been stead ily moving down the hillside front Bige low boulevard to the down-town pas senger terminal of the Pennsylvania railroad. Xine steam shovels are work ing night, and day to niova the earth as it reaches the" railroad tracks and approximately 5,000 tons are. sent out on trains every 24 hours. The slide began when 1he city at tempted to straighten a curve in the boulevard, which follow the hillside high above the railroad terminal and connects the business section of the city with the east -end residential district. Some 200.000 cubic yards of earth had been cut from the. hill and dumped into a ravine before the engineers discov ered that the earth was moving stead ily toward the railroad. Piling driven into the hill failed to stop the move ment and, within a day or two, a rail road yard building in the path of the slide was buried. Later two main tracks and six of less importance, lead ing into the terminal, were Wt in spite of the efforts of the engineers and the larpe force of workmen. Hie slide, which nurtes at the rate of about one foot an hour, has reached a point where it was ncces-ary to-day for the railroad company to -oute all trains on the Mnongahrlia division by fty of the Fourth avenue station, while suburban service to the east was curtailed through the consolidation of certain trains. Mayor Bahcock has obtained the services of Major General George W. Gocthals, builder of the Panama canal, who will come tomorrow from New York to adire the city engineer;, how to stop the slide. THIRD VICTIM IN HOUSE DYNAMITING And the Fourth Person Is Reported to Be in a Serious Condition at Genua nt own, ML Ormantown. Md.. Xov. 19. -James Bolton, a farmer, whose home, was dynamited yesterday, died la't nicht. bringing the death list in the explo- . .i yr n - . . - si. :..!.. I mon in inrrr. jimn,- ,-ui.i-,, , Bolton's housekeeper, whose two small children were killed instantly, is in critical condition. Vernon Thompoh is held in connection with the explosion. Authorities said invest igst ion showed that Bolton and Thompson had been enemies of lomr standing and that on election day Thompson was shot in the neck by Bolton. NO TRIAL IN ABSENCE For the Ex-Kaiser Declared Premier Lloyd George. . London, Xor. 19. It seems now to be finally settled that the former Or man emrwror ia not to be tried in con tumaciam. Th qiietin wa aj-ked the other dsy of Premier Llovd tieorge in the Huse of Commons by Charles Freder ick White, liberal member for Wet Derbyshire, whether, "in viw of the fact that" Ho:iand h refused extra dition ff Wiiiiam Hohenro!'rn. the mi -1 pre m cwincil would summon h:m fr trial, and. m ts evert ot nis iwn p pearance, would armnce tht he sh J be tried in hie absence, o that the tromi that be would be tcied in endon might be fo'fi!'d-" A wTitUn reply was trsie by An drew Bmar Law. Vader ri the H'wi'e ,f Commons, sayipft "The gov.rrn nl are rot prepaid t ad"jt thU Hi?tsa." - RECORD HIGH NOTE BY BOY OF 12 YEARS " Xew York, Xov, 19. This year promises to reveal a bump er crop of boy prodigies, Edward Rochie Hardy, the 12-year-old Columbia freshman, may- boast of the mastery of a dozen lan guages, and Samuel Rzeschew ski, eight-year-old Polish clyss wizard, may be able to cVMi mate 10 West Point strategists in a row, but neither- of them can sing. Robert Murray, 12, of Tacoma, Wash., can. 1ft an exhibition vesterdav before a croup of ' metropolitan stars, including j Mme. rrances Aian, wmio ais covered" the youth last summer, Murray not only reached with ease the high notes in arias of fialli Curci and Tetrazziui fame, but, at the signal of his in structor and to the astonishment of his hearers, he, transposed those high notes to a higher key and 'breathed them w ith equal facility and resonance. The sing ers who heard the performance asserted that this was the high est note ever reached by human voice. FIFTY SPECIAL TRAINS FOR FOOTBALL CROWDS They Will Converge on New Haven Just Prior to the Harvard-Yale Clash To-morrow. Xew Haven, Conn., Xov. in, The final touch to the Y'ale eleven for the Harvard game was given by tlje coaches to-day. The drill was to be light in the late afternoon, when the entire student body may be expected to he in the bowl. The team itself will have a bonfire, feeding into it , the odds and ends of discarded football equipment while the crowd will sing and cheer and the uni versity band do its best to fill the en closure with melody. The players will be tsken away for a quiet night and the undergraduates will swarm back to town and play host' to thousands of college men who will be here. There will lie dances and the concert of the Ysle and Harvard glee clubs and "open" hotife and dormitories to a greater extent than ever before. Fifty special trains will be provid ed to bring the football crowd to Xew Haven and carry it away tomorrow. The number is nearly equally divided between the Xew York and Boston ends of the railroad. The Yale and Harvard clubs of Xew York will have four trains and the Harvard graduates of Boston three. Private parties with special cars coming from connecting roads number 23. An official diagram of the Y'ale bowl, issued to-day shows seats for about 75,000 persons. The 67 rows of seats, if placed in a straight line would ex tend 21 wiles. The top row seats 1 ,383 -persons. The gridiron-nr 27 feet below the outside' ground level and the upper seats 27 feet above. At 3 o'clock p. m., Xov. 13, the sun casts an equal shad ow on both halves of the playing field. HUSBAND WON'T LET HER GO TO SCHOOL Chicago Wife Declares and Courts Will Decide Whether a Married Wom an Can Be Classed as Truant. Xew York, Xov. 19. Whether s married woman can also be a truant from school will be decided in court here on Dec. 2. A concrete test case was presented to-day as the result of the report to authorities that Mrs. John De Stefano, 14 years old, was married in August. "My husband won't let me go to school." she told the judge. LIQUOR OF MUCH VALUE Seised By Revenue Officers in Burling ton and WinooskL Burlington, Xov. 19. Federsl reve nue men. headed by Daniel P. Thomp son of Bellows Falls and acting under orders of Xew England Supervisor Mc Carthy of Boston, seized several thou sand "dollars' worth of liquor in this city and Winooski yesterday, and ar retted four local men on a charge of furnishing liquor. Mr. Thompson stat ed last'evcninjr that the men who were arrested and those whose places were raided had been under surveillance, for some time. The rweuue anents first visited the store of Charles Francis st 141 X'orth Willard street, where a large quantity of whiskey was found. The most successful raid of the day wax made in Winooski when the a cents visited the store of Philip Mon jeon. In the store and in several store, houses in the immediate vicinity was found between f.,nno and $8,000 worth of w hikey, gin and alcohol. William Lamudge, Fred Martelle, William fJuyette and Arthur Baker, a local taxicab driver, were arrested by 1'nited States Deputy Marshal fieor-re F. Ijwkey of Montpelier through the efforts of the internal revenue men. They were brought before I'nitsd Mates Commissioner John J. Knright. waived examination and were placed under bail of Ijoft each which was fur nished. They were charged with fur nishing liquor. SEC. BLACK AT WATERBURY. Addressed Audience Last Night e-n Matters of His Office. Wsterbnry, Xov. 19. Secretsry of the State Harry A. Black addressed an audinee at Library hall last niirht tin der tbc aofpice cl the board of trade, bcine introduced by Pslph W. Putnam, vh-o presidci't of the board- Several is lice wre in attendance. Se-rtsty Black gave a general re view of the work of hi office and paid more attention to the automobile de partment. H laid stress on the neces sity of assuring the safety of the driv rrs" of motor vehicle, as well as of the ntbrs on the highway: and he made reference to the desirability of having a -.earner's license" in the manipula tion of motor vehicles. Seretary Biak w inclined to bk with disfavor on the motorcyie as a road vehicle. 1920. BULLET IN BACK CAUSED A HALT Man Suspected of Stealing ( Fur Coat in Boston Sta tion Shot OFFICER'S ORDER TO STOP DISOBEYED Man Giving Name of Vin cent Logue of Somerville Not Much Hurt Boston, Xov. 19. Pistol shots in the South Terminal station at, a time when many commuters were le,ving their trains and hurrying toward the street caused some excitement today. The shots were fired by a railroad po lice officer when he discovered a man giving the name of Vincent Logue of Somerville, walking away from an ex press truck with a fur coat. Logue had disregarded a command to halt. The officer fired one shot into the air-and when this failed to have the desired effect the officer fired aeain. striking Logue in the lower part of the bHck. The man was placed under ar rest, charged with larceny and taken to a hospital. His injury waa said to be slight. STUDENT DISAPPEARS Apprehension Aroused By Absence of Cecil V. Clifford, Vt. Freshman. Burlington, Xov. 19. The disappear ance of Cecil V. Clifford, University of Vermont freshman, from his rooming place at 210 East avenue last Wednes day morning and his continued absence caused a search to be ordered this morning. Clifford had been ill since Sunday and in a weakened physical condition because of an operation some time ago. It is not known how much money he had when he left. Before going, how ever, he endorsed a check which his fa ther had sent him about a week ago, over to his sister. Miss Alice Clifford, who is also a student in the university, in the class of 1921. His check book, which was found in his room, showed that the last check was for $15, which he had drawn on Xo. 15, in favor of T. B. Wright and designated as cash. Clifford entered the university in the S. A. T. C. with the class of 1922. A little while after the break-up of the S. A. T. C, he suffered a fsll down the, stairs at his fraternity house, which finally resulted in an operation. For over a year after that he was in Cali fornia for his health and only returned to college this fall, re-enterinff with the present freshman class. When he returned this year, it was witn his doc tor's permission that he should try it for a whije, until he was sure he could stand it. Since coming back 'he has been doing a great deal of studyinz, which may have been a partial cause of his present breakdown. As soon as possible after his disap pearance, his father, J. V. Clifford of I Itisrora, wan noiiuru aim i nuw im Burlington aiding in the search for his son. Keen anxiety is felt for the safe ty of the missing boy, as the clothes he had on will not e much protec tion in this westher for one in his condition. VERMONT GIRLS TO MEET In Waterbury To-morrow for Dis trict Rally. Waterbury, Xov. 19. A district rally of Vermont conference girl is to be held here to-morrow, beginning at 10:30 o'clock a. m. Mrs. K. C. Hayes is chairman of local arrangements and registration will be at the ConeTesa tionsl vestry. The Waterbury hostesses will meet all trains, but girls arriving by auto should go direct to the Congre gational church. The program for the day is given be low: 10:30-11 a. m., registration at Con gregational vestry; 11-11: 45. group singing, in charge of Miss Lena Wal lace of Waterbury; 11 :!.. devotions, led by Miss Margery Fitield of Mont pelier seminary; greeting. Miss Oer aldine Lvon of Waterbury ; "10-M Con ference 'plans," Miss Marion t.ary of Rutland: 12:30 p. m.. luncheon at the Consrregational vestry, served by the ladies' union. Tickets 50 cents. 1:30-2:30 p. m., recreation hour at Methodist vestry, in charge of Miss Dorothy Adams' of the Blue Triangle house, "Burlington; 2:30-4:30, general propram. Methodi.-t church Informal talk by Miss Agnes Rix Kidder, girls' work 'secretary of Xew York C;ty; "Physical Education as a Profession," Miss Eleanor S Cummings. physical education director for Vermont at the I'niversity of Vermont; discussion groups, theme, "For What Does i.n A. Xo. 1 American ;irl Stand?" led by Mies Kidder and MLs C.ary. MOTHER OF TRIPLETS DEAD. Mri Alfred Desrochers of St. Johns bury Succumbed ta Heart Disease. St. Johnsbury. Xov. 1!. Mrs. Alfred Desrochers. mother of triplet boys born on CM. 5, lat, died Wednesday of heart trouble, with whVh she had been suffering since giving birth to three sons. The triplets. Joseph Albert Eu gene, Joseph Ijco and Joseph Francis, are all doins well. There are eve other children. Tanging in ape from 11 years to 22. Four other children bom to Mr. and Mr. Decrochers have died. Mrs. Desrochers was 40 years of age. having been born in Sherhrooke. P. Q., May 5. 1S0. being one of 12 children. She" moved to St. Johnsbury 2tt years bo and was married in lR!S. tix brothers and sisters survive her. they k..,T I'mtr Caver of Sherhrooke. Mrs. Melvina' Parhond of La-onia. X. H . Mrs. Theodore Lapoint of Berl'n. X." H- Mr. Wilfred t.uyer of St. Johnsbnrv, George Caj er of York Beach. Me , and Joeph Cayer of De troit, Mich. The funeral will b held at X.-tre Pame cbnrrh Saturday monaine at 9 o'clock in charce of Fr. Eugene C. Drouhm. who christened the triplets short'jr after their birth. HELD FIRST "LADIES' NIGHT.' Barre Lodge of Moose Had a Most En joyable Time. Barre lodge, Xo. 1391, Loyal Order of Moose, held last evening in the Knights of Pythias hall the first "la dies' night" in the history of the Barre lodge. Members and their families, numbering, about 150 people in all, were there to enjoy a musical program by local talent. ' George Itennie appeared first aa a soloist ; the Croteau sisters gave a. pi ano and violin duet; James Canton sang: Thomas Jeffrey was well re ceived in his clog dancing; 'the Bluis sisters' trio sang; the Moose quartet, consisting of Glen Perry, William Stewart, Chester Bennett and Rich ard Atfridge. responded to three en cores, with Miss Dorothy Perry pi anist. John Hussy gave an Irish jig; William Stewart a song, with his daughter as piano accompanist, and Mrs. Thomaa Jeffrey sang a solo as the last number of the program. A luncheon of sandwiches, coffee, cake, and other light refreshments were served before dancing began in the hall, the Croteau sisters supplying music. About 100 people were served at the luncheon and remained until midnight, when an evening of jollity and sociability came to an end. To the committee in charge of affairs. A. Char bonneau, George Thayer and John Hal sail, is accredited the complete suc cess of the event. THREE DIVORCES GRANTED. And Other Cases Taken Off Docket of Washington County Court. The major part of Thursday after noon was pwsed in Washington coun ty court in an effort to clean up the docket before the. adjournment oc curred, which resulted in many cases going off the docket in one way or an other. These included Emma Vergani vs. P, J. Vergani, discontinued; Irene MeXulty vs. Kaymond McXultf, dis continued. The case of Lola Xorton vs. George Xorton was heard yesterday and a bill granted for intolerable severity, with custody of a minor child to petitioner. The same entry was made in Irene Rollins vs. Weiitworth Rollins, which was heard during the morning, and a divorce was granted to William John ston from Ada Johnston for intolerable severity. In the general docket the case of V. H. Blaisdell vs. the estate of X. C. Page a discontinuance has been grant ed and the case certified back to pro bate) court. The divorce case of Adaline Shappy vs. Charles Shappy was heard this morning. They have 10 children and have lived together about 25 years. It is claimed that the husband threw the wife out, of the house with seven of the children. RAID AT WEBSTERVILLE And 75 Bottles of Liquor Seized at Bernardino Gome' Bouse. Deputy Sheriffs H. J. Slayton and Harry Gamble, armedwith warrants for searching the home of Bernardino Gomez and for his arrest on the charge of selling intoxicating liquors, went to Websterville yesterday afternoon and, after searching the home thoroughly, placed Gomez under arrest and seized 75 bottes labeled Sub-Rosa, a beverage made by the Brewtk Brewing company. Albany, X. Y. The officers believed the contents of the bottle contained more than one-half of one percent, which Sub-Rosa lawfully contains, and there fore seized the goods and brought both Gomez and the "5 bottles to Barre. Before acting Judge A. A. Sargent Gomez plesded not guilty last night to both charges. Bail waa fixed at $400 on the selling charge and $100 on the search and seizure charge, and was furnished by A. Villa of Berlin street, Barre. Ths'next hearing will be given Friday, Xov. 2rt, in Barre city court. CHILD KILLED AT BROWNSVILLE. Was Run Over By Motor Truck While She Waa Playing. The secretary of stat this morning received from 'Brownsville the report of a fatal accident in which Oneta Hammond was killed by a truck driven by Clinton O. Gibson for H. P. Dunn r r vint.or It annears that the v, ; li u a slulincr down hill and that its mother had told the girt not. to slide into the roail. Vinson claims iw a. a ths rhilH at all and when li ,,." T" .... " h felt the wheel go over something he stopped and went oacu. l ne mim was dead. He carried it to the house. Earl Greer of Newbury reports that his machine and that of Mrs. Fannie Moore collided near St. Johnsbury. u.snri, of three arrests and con- ,v- (-- - victions for infringements on automo bile laws have been re.-eived at the secretary of sfate' office. These in clude Bruce Wakefield, who pieaca i- n.nr an4 who was fined 25 and costs for necligcnt driving, l.e D. Vase of Putney was finfd a like amount for operating an unlicensed automobile and Ward Fronty. who was recently convicted in Xewpori. FUNERAL OF MRS. MARY NICHOLS Was Held This Morning at St. Monica's musca. ti. i -1 f Vr Marv Nichols. whom death seized late Tuesday nisht iftcr she had sunerea m .i.j.s i i. .. kM from St. Monk S mw-is, " , , , l. mr.rm i n f t Wine O CIOCK cnurvu isi" - - , with a requiem high msss. Tsev. rather Robert Devov of St. Andrew rectory tn Waterbury, an intimate friend of the d-ceased. officiated at the mass was served on in anr im of Mrs. Nichols, Donald Bugbee. Mrs. Charles Smith as vocalist and Mies Lorsine Loranger. organist, assisted in the offering of the mass Mourning the death, beside many were a Iar2e reian- ... , . number of acquaintances and friends ol Mrs. Nichols, one of the oldest mem W of ?t. Monica's parish. People from out of town attending were Wl bam Gallen. a brother; Mrs. Michael Cole a sitr; Annie Cole, a niece; William Holme, a brother in Jaw. all from Philadelphia. Pa ; er brother. Frank Xtchl. and wife of YAilliam town. Miss rilen D-voy and Mis Nellie O'Brien of Wafrbury. The casket, laden with a wealth of fowers. was borne by pall bearers, A H Burke. James Brown. Patrick Frown. Frl Hcalv. E. J- Owens and M'Khael Keefe. Inennefit wa made; in the XkhoJ family lot m the Ca'ko-1 lie cemetery on H"cklJ street. PRICE,' TWO CENTS. STEEL PRICES NOT TO BE CUT U. S. Stee7 Corporation . Makes A' c? uncement of .licy 7 ."sJ UNTIL -CESSARY TO'ET CHANGES sT Recommendation Made to All Subsidiary Com panies New Y'ork, Xov. 19. The L'nited States Steel corporation announced to day its decision to recommend to presi dents of subsidiary companies that the "present base selling prices of all com modifies continue in force unless and until it becomes necessary and proper to make changes to meet altered con ditions." This action was taken, according to a statement issued by Chairman Gary, because of the Importance ol trtabil izing business conditions at this time The statement follows! ' "Our subsidiary companies have con sistently and uninterruptedly main tained the base selling pricea of all iron and steel commodities which were mutually fired by representatives of iron and steel interests of the United 8tates and representative of the gov ernment onMarch 21, 1019. "8inee that time production costs of all manufacturers of iron and steel, in cluding an advancement of wage rates aggregating $51,000,000 per year to the steel corporation, "and larger freight rates have materially increased. Under usual circumstances we would be jus tified in making additions to the aver age base prices. "However, after deliberate and care ful consideration, we have decided to recommend to presidents of our sub sidiary companies that present base selling prices ot all commodities con tinue in force unless and until it be comes necessary and proper to make changes to meet altered conditions. "We think stability in business is of highest importance and that every man to the extent of his opportunity and ability and even at some sacrifice. is oblieated to assist tn stabilizing ana maintaining prices on a fair and sane level. Toe producer, consumer sna workman will be benefitted by this at titude." SPAULDING TEAM READY. Winds Up Practice in Anticipation of Lyndon Game. The day of judgment has come, judg ment for the team to claim the cham pionship of the high schools in the utata of rmont. That day will 1 Saturday, and quite likely considerable judgment will be expressed at Lincoln campus when Spaulding high plays the Lyndon institute team of Lyndonville. If Spaulding wins that game she will lav claim to the state championship and will be ready to play any team in the state that denies her the title. If she loses she is willing to stand by and permit another claimant to seize the honor. To-day Coach Kolcrt Ross declared he has in readiness for to-morrow's game the strongest tesm that Spauld ing has been represented with on the field this year, and except for the big right guard, Sam KHenwood. evcry man is in perfect condition and eager to enter the game to morrow. Ellenwood U heen confined to his bed bv sickness this week but yester day he reported for practice, feeling much better, and practiced with the team on the snow -clad field at Lincoln. Not having practiced daily with the team. Coach R"ss did not consider him in th' best of form, yet will entcT him Sarurdar. Xo one who knows Sam is worrying muh about the right guard position. j Fifteen students were shoveling snow from the field yesterday and this afternoon Mr. I!oss expects to hae 75 out to finish the work, only a quar ter of the field having been cleared yes terday. rnles warm weather sets in, the gridiron will U in better form than it waa last Saturday, since, the strong snow crust, upon which the team romped yesterday, can easily be removed with' shovels. Xo practic; whatever will be held this afternoon. The improved strength of the team made by Mr. Boss during the week, is in the 'shifting of Slayton to right tackle and Bradley, who hit the line hard in the Montpelier game, from tackle to fullback. The lineup tomor row will be as follows: Tierney left end. Abbiattl left tackle, Ganl left guard. O'Keefe center. Ellenwood right guard, Slayton right tackle, Denmore right end." Smith quarterhack. Dong las left halfback. Brow n right halfbick. Bradlev bullback. Captain Barber of Northfield will referee the game, which begins at 2:3". WAYNE WHEELER IN BARRE. Prominent Anti-Saloon Man to Speak Sunday. There w ill be a big union sen ice in the Congregational church next Sunday evening, the invitation to attend being issued in the name of the pastors of every Protestant church in Barre. Tb community meeting is to be held for the purpose of hcteninf to Wayne B. Wheeler, LL. D., of Washington. D. C, who is national attorney and gen eral council of the Anti-Saloon League ef America. Fe is the one man, in Washington, above all others, whom the brewers and wet pohticisns fear. Mr. Wheeler made the or-gmsl draft of the prohibition law, defended it in the courts and before the r'd-ciary committee in Concrest- The court de cided all of the eleten contsted point in complete arord with bis theory. At the l't hcarinc to repesl w.r prohibi tion before the House committee. De cember 13. 1M!. Mr. Kerns of New York, speakir for the wets. said. "If the vft( could" have secured the brain of Wsvne B. Wheeler, they would no be in the fix they are to day " Hundreds of invi'ations ksve been sent out in the city and surround rg country.