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ES THE BARRE VOL. XXIV.-NO. 243. DANNUNZIO'S DREAM OF POWER CUT SHORT; TRUCE IS DECLARED Leader of Revolt Agajnst Italian Government Sur ir rendered All His Powers to the Fiume Communal Council and Hostilities Have Ceased. CONFERENCE -rr FOR PEACE ts.S., ARRANGED , . D'Annunzio Was Appar ently Ignored In the Ne gotiations for Truce Conference For Final jtf "Settlement of Difficulties Was Held To-day. Fiume, Dec. 29 (By the Associated Press). Gabrielle D'Annunzio early to day surrendered all li is powers to he J'iume command council. .. General Caviglia, commander of the regular Italian forces, will arrange the , conditions of peace with a delegation of the council to-day. s Fiume, Dec. 20 (By the Associated J-rosfii .A conference for the purpose of arranging the final cessation of nos IHities between the regular Italian forces of fieneral Caviglia and D'An nunzio' Iegionaires was pet for to-day. Meanwhile all military operations have been stif pended. The truce was arranged during the niglrt. and will continue until the con f elusion, of the conference. Mayor Ci gante of Fiume and Captain Hostwen turi, in whose hands D'Annunzio placed the defense of the city, were selected as- spokesmen for Fiume, D'Annunzio apparently being ignored.. W OUNDED REGULARS . TAKEN TO HOSPITALS Majority Were Struck .By Machine Gun Bullets or Splinters of Hand ' Grenades. ' 1 Rome, Dec. 23. D'Annunzian lcgion- aires at Fiume last night act fire to a , powder magazine in the Regina valley, iaoutheast of the city, according to a re 'port from Abbazia. The explosion, Vhich occurred toward midnight, set fire to the woods surrounding Fiume to the cast and great clouds of black smoke rolled down over the city. In some quarters the belief was expressed that a petroleum refinery near the powder magazine had alo been set on fire. '"" Italian regular troops surrounding Fiume continued to advance -west and .north of the city yesterday, while on .the eastern side the siutation was unchanged as the regular troops remain oh one side of the Enfo river and the Iegionaires on the other and it is im , possible to cross this stream because .the bridges. have been destroyed. The . fiercest fighting occurred west of Fi t' .tune, where Alpini advancing from Cas- irt reached the public gardens. When ilhey had forced their way, however, they found all the bouses surrounding the gardens had been transformed into machine gun nests, from -which a ter rific fire was poured upon them. An armored car advanced again1 the regulars and inflicted heavy losses, the Alpini throwing themselves on the gTound and continuing the strug gle for some time. Major Dambara, in command of the Alpini, rode through the gardVns on horseback and rushed toward the car, but was wounded twice and his horse was shot desd. When the ,firt ceased be struggled to the car and .found three dead Iegionaires and two seriously wounded commissioned ofli- cera. Wounded regulars have been taken in motor lorries to Triest and Gorizia, where sperial hospitals were organized. The number of men aiding taken to fr these hospitals is increasing hourly and all agree Jn declaring that the regu lars find themselves handicapped in their fight against the Iegionaires. They 'are armed only with rifles, while the D'Annunzian troops u-e band grenades and machine guns and, besides, bare laid mine everywhere so that at every . step the government soldier are in danger of being blown up or killed by dobria and splinters. Two houses in Fiume have already been destroyed by nine. The majority of the wounded were struck br machine grin bullets oc splin ter of Iiand grenade. They say the rrciiar troops were ordered not to fire unless absolutely obliged to do so. while the Iegionaires bave taken every adiar.taee to in Act the heaviest psi ble losses upon their assailants. While at the beginning of t he struggle the gmemmen: forces hU a Bumf rwal su-f-ertority. tbrtr pr"jrve i slow the I, p r.Tr are rot re or bed in ha.ldinr J, -and have an enormous advantage. It is a.Td that !-. ( apta n D Annan cap.tuiafe the ot-iit of en tire vow of Fmtne w iJJ b "r-Mriphsb.4 with the upmost d.ftm'ty. MONTPELIER More Men Appear in Court on Intoxica tion Charges. Several more men appeared in Mont pelier city court this morning as a re sult of the arrests made by the police yesterday. These included - Michael Moran, who was arrested last evening by Officer Sloan in front of the Lang don block. He tried to fake illness. He is one of those men who have been "here" before and Officer Sloan went to the jail later in the evening to see that he was in the condition he thought him to be when arrested. He found the man talking with others thete, apparently in good health. Some of the sympa thizers, 'when the arrest was made, urged the officer to take the man to the hospital. The otheri were Louis Lau dry, Cugene Smith and Joseph Dono van, two of whom were rounded up at the Central Vermont station. Donovan paid $15 and costs. The-rest got 30 days in jail. This makes nine arrests for drunks in two days. The funeral of Clark B. Roberts, who was some 26 years the head of , the, street, department in Montpelicr, oc curred from his late home at 10 o'clock this morning, Rev. "William Nichols of the Unitarian church, which Mr. Rob erts attended, officiating. The house was packed "with many friends and long time associates who wanted to pay their last respects to the deceased. These included S. B. Bates, state high way commissioner, Montpelier city council, the head of all departments, ex-city council members, ex-employes in the different city departments and relatives. The bearers were John Deal, a brother, Walter and William Deal, nephews of Mrs. Rolierts, Frank and Harry Smith and Frederick Dower, close friends of the deceased. The in terment was in Green Mount cemetery. The marriage of William A. Gis borne and Mrs. Louise (Duval) Craig occurred at 8 o'clock last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Spicer, the latter a sister of the brffle. They were "attended by Miss Ida Osborne and Mrs. Spicer, oldest sisters of the contract ing parties. The bride was employed for some time in the Bee Hive in Bur lington but for a year has lived with her sister here. The 'groom is foreman in the National Spring Clip clothes pin factory. They will reside in Montpelicr after a short wedding trip. -The Lane Manufacturing company haa closed down its plant while re pairs are being made and an inventory taken. Probably this will not last more than this week. Benjamin London, formerly employed in the American Clothing store, has been visiting here. He leaves shortly for a few months in the west. Miss Edith Gorham, a teacher in the William Lunn school in Montreal, is yisiting with Mrs. Clifford Caswell, her sister. . W. R. McFeeters of St. Albans was in the city yesterday. II. M. Mcintosh, state engineer, who has been ill for a week, is feeling bet ter. . The justices of the supreme court are here in conference for the opinions that, will be read at the January term of the court, which convenes at 10 o'clock Tuesday-morhing. Miss Lena Ross of Rutland was in the city yesterday In connection with her work in the board of charities. Arrangements were completed yes terday so that Hugh McGinnis, who has been contracting lumber work .in Plainfield, will go to Morrisville for a hearing relative to breaking his proba tion. It appears that he was behind on his payments to the support of his wife and "that the state probation offi cer, W. II. Jeffrey, got after him and had hiirt brought to the county jail here to be taken before Judge Fountain in Morrisvile. It is intended that the probation shall cease and that he will go to the house of correction for his sentence. He had money to settle the arrearages but this is not the first time this matter has been called to the at tention of the department. For sale: Three slightly used talking machines. 1.12 Main street. idiA Several automobile accident have been reported in the last two tyaya st the secretary of state's office. S. F. Marsh of Barre reported that his ma chine and that of Clyde Perry collided the 23d of the month. M. J." Swan of St. Johru-bury reported that his car got away from him and ran down a street into the bakery of F. A. Scott, doing some damage to the machine and store. He is unable to account for the accident. H. M. Corbin of North Hero reported that -his car hit a team while Peter Garvey of Burlington reported that Ifis machine and that of 11. J. Daigles of that city collided recently. Joseph Trombley of Burlington reported that his car hit a trolley car. Miss Pearl Davies. who has been vis iting in Coaticook. P. Q., has returned to her duties in Montpelier. Mrs. ("lair Templeton is to lie em ployed in the legislative reference bu reau the roming session of legislature in place of Edward Connell of North field, who i unable to take on the work. lis Marguerite Campbell returned this morning from a visit in St. Al bany. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Ionhue have been visiting in Haverhill, Mass. Mrs. Donahue will remain for a few day. Mr. Donahue returned yesterday. The Community club gave a dance in the armory Ut evening that was largely attended. The Oriental Six fur niched mnsc foe the occasion. H is the popular orchestra in Montpelier at the present time and i a-lrd to repeat the u me selection many time. The rmtn ioer of weight and measures ka revived fr.ni 1 1 ebnsetts oflw-iaU a c-nrrpUmt that short -f!it in batter is being sent t that Mate, 'COW BOY SAND' MEN INDICTED Are Charged With Viola tion of Sherman 'Anti Trust Act FOUR CONCERNS AND 11 INDIVIDUALS Were Named In Federal Indictment In New York New York, Dec. 29. Federal indict ments charging violation of the Sher man anti trust act were returned to day against four sand concerns and eleven individuals, whose activities have been scrutinized in a legislative inquiry into the building situation. The indictments charged that for three years the defendants had con spired to violate the criminal provi sions of the .Sherman act in what is known in the trade as "Cow Boy sand" dug from the shores of Long Island and used principally in New York, New Jersey and Connet ticut. WAIVED EXAMINATION When Arraigned in Connection With Liquor Seizure. St. Albaus,' Dec. 20.-Dong1aa Dean was arraigned before United States Commissioner C. D. Watson last eve ning, in connection with -a seizure of liquor last summer. lKan waived ex amination and was bound over to ap pear at the February term of United States court at Burlington, $500 bail being furnished. t)can was arrested by I'nited States Dignity Marshal G. F. Lackey, who had a warant for the ar rest for some time. Dean was repre sented by Attorney F. L. Webster. David A. Kiah of Burlington was ar raigned before Commissioner Watson in connection with the seizure of 2t quarts of liquor on Dec. 24. He. failed to provide $500 bail and went back to jail. . NEXT CONFERENCE IN LONDON. Of the Allied Premiera Because Lloyd George Must Be Home. Paris, Dec. 29. Because of the la bor situation in Kngland, which makes necessary the presence of Prime Min ister Lloyd George in London, the next conference of the allied premiers will take place in London or Paris, and not at Nice, it is said by newspapers here to-day. TALK OF THE TCWN Arttiur Baxter arrived from Trenton, N. .T., yesterday afternoon to make a short visit with friends in the city. Miss Annie Zoachi of East Barre had her tonsils and adenoids removed by an operation at the City hospital this morning. Mr. and Mrs. Roliert Smith of Wal tham, Mass., are making a short visit with Mrs. Lillian nitk at her home on Patterson street. James Fitzpatrick of Burlin-rton, ad juster for the Travelers LH" Insur ance company, is in the city. on busi ness in the interest of the company. Romeo Toffalori and Antonio Bersi left on a late train yesterday for Los Angeles. Cal., where they have found employment at their trade as granite cutters. Miss Edith Dale of Hartford, Conn., leaves this afternoon for her home, having spent Christmas with her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dale, of 2.1 Green street. Mrs. Clifford Gushes of Williams town, who was brought to the Barre City hospital yesterday afternoon, un derwent an alidominal operation there this morning. F.ra Gooley. formerly .of Beck ley hill, recently arrived from Boston, and is visiting at the home of H. Marin on Laurel street, while in the city on a short business visit. IMtiplas Cruirkshank arrived last night from Toronto, Ont to visit at the home of his mother on Division street over New Year's. Mr. Cruiek shank has recently returned from Duk kar. West Africa.' whither he was sent by the Canadian government, by which he is employed. Allen Mckenzie of Williamstonn ap peared in municipal turt this morn ing before Judge K. L. Ncott to receive hw sentence for intoxication on Nov. 6, when with a companion he was tak en to the Barre hospital, apparently a wood alcohol victim. McKenzie was fined ." with costs of tii, which he paid. Mr. and Mrs. John Brua and fam ily of Brook street, together with ( harlct Carro of. High liidhora street, bid farewell to a group of Italian, coun trvmen Ust evening, when about to start on a journey to their fatherland. Thcv left here for New York City, and from there will sail Saturday momine. the Brusa family goine lo Arrite. Italy, and Mr. Carro to Brsano. Italy. Orders for a curtailment In the rm ploment force bave been iind by the American Railway Kprr C. and sent to all parts of the country. A-nt Oorpe Mch of the lornl re rrited instructions this tnormnc. but instead of d!charring a man, arrancH with the three Wit'ti and u ght (Tk that each mn take a week's va cation etery fourth. wK. tberehy Mifs all t remain in the einj.Uv cf the company unt .1 bu-ins eHon jropro e. BA11RE, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER LAD'S BODY NOT FOUND IN POND Near; WhicIvBroken Gun, Cartridge Belt .and Mit tens Were Picked Up POLICE BELIEVE ' LATTER A "PLANT" To Make It Appear That James F. Collins, Jr., Died of Accidental Death New Bedford, Mass., Dec. 29. Belief that the gun, cartridge belt and mit tens of James F. Collins, jr., missing high school lad who disappeared while on a hunting trip tl days ago, were placed at the tip of Turner's pond, where they were found yesterday, as a "plant" to' furnish a theory of acciden tal death, was expressed to-day by the police. The ice on the pond was dynamited this morning and the bottom dragged. No trace of the lad's body was found. Another theory was held for a time by the police after the finding of the gun. There were numerous dog and deer tracks about and it was pointed out that perhaps, the kd had wounded a buck on the ice and in the struggle both had broken through and drowned. Tlie absence of the body has disproved this. The butt of tho gun was badly splin tered and damaged, as if it had been through a terrific struggle. All avail able police are working on the case. POULTRY JUDGING AWARDS. . Made at Capital Poultry Association's Show. Judging of the exhibits in the Cap ital Poultry association's exhibit at Montpelier started yesterday after noon, with 523 exhibits in pens. The results of the judging are as follows: Light Brahinas, M. T. Sturtevant, Brandon, first, cock. kkcoI hen, second and third cockerel; first pullet, first and second pen young; M. T. Phillips, Brandon, first and third hen, first cock erel, second and third pullet, third pen kof young. Buff Orpingtons, Mrs. Donald smith, Barre, first cock, first and second hen, first Cockerel, first pullet, first pn young, first pen, old. Black Orpingtons, Mrs. R. Skinner, Royalton, first cockerel, first pullet, first pen young. Langsha'ns, Roberts and Roberts, Granville, N". Y., first and second pul let, first cockerel. Corni-h Indian Games, Dr. H. Reid, Barre, first cock, hen, cockerel, pullet. Buff Cochin ' Bantams, tiarles An drews, Granville, N. Y., first cock, hen and pullet. Black Minorcas, R. Albcrtini, Mont pelier, first cock. White Wyandottes, H. Darling, Montpelier. fourth cock; E. O. Jones, Granville. N. Y., second and third cock, first and second hen, fourth cockerel, third pullet, second pen of young, sec ond pen of uld; K. R. Tarbox, first cock, fourth hen. first cockerel, first and fourth pullet; George Wood. Montpelier, second hen, second and third cockerel, second pullet, first pen young, first pen old; Mrs. K. K. Hill, Montpelier, third pen young. Columbian Wyandottes, J. E. Stod dard. Montpelier, first second and third pullet; Rolierts and Roberts, Granville, N. Y., first cock, firt hen. Silver Laced Wyandottes, RoWrts and Roberts, first pullet; A. C. Gilman, second hen; George Buswell, first hen. BufT Wynndottes, Rolierts and Rob erts, first cock, first and second pul let ; Harry Stackpole, first and second cockerel. Buff Rocks, H. f. Pape, Montpelier. first, second and third pullet, first cockerel, first pen youne, first ben. White leghorns, E. S. Meis. first and second cock, fust cockerel, first and second hen, first and second pul let, first pen young. - WAS NEARLY 95. John Stewart Died To-day. at Home of Daughter, Mrs. G. Straiton. After an illness of three weeks, John Stewart passed away at the home of his daughter. Mrs. George Straiton. of 70 Washington street, about 4 o'clock this morning. The direct cane of Mr. Stewart's demise was arteria, scblcro sis, probably due to complications aris ing from old aire. The deceased was bom in Keppock, Trince K-dward Island. April 2, lSti. making him nearly 05 years old at the time of his death. The greater part of his life was pent in Charlottetown. Prince Edward Island, where for many yer he worked at his trade of a tail or. He was married over fiO years ago to Jane MacDonald, whoy death ante dated that of her husband by four year. In September, lniS. Mr". Stew art came to Barre to make his home with his daughter. Mrs. Straiton. In his home town he was connected with the Baptift church. Besides Mrs. tJeorge Straiton of this city the deceased leaves three other daughters. 4'. John McKcherin of lrince Edward I-land, Mr. Sarah J. MacDonald of California, Mrs. J. M. Cameron of ("harluttetow n. and one son. Charles, of Keppock. Two other sons horn to Mr. and Mr. Stewart bave died. A private prayer sr h-e w ill'bp held at the Straiton home this afternoon at 3 o"clk with Rev. Bailey G. Lipky oflu isting- The body will tie taken on the Il:.Vv train to-night to Charlotte (own. where the funeral will be held Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Lcotte Strait on will leave n the same trajn to be prex-nt at the funeral. Radicals Not Released. Philadelphia. W -J-!. l;-prenta tics of the I'nited State Mine Work er on the anthracte txmrd of concili ation were bre to-day in attrwd a reel ir,( f the lrd and t ! f the nrra'"r that tJwir onVr t" d fnt inequalities wi;Jna t be .rcer.t age agreetrm bad bera cr j ted. FINE WELCOME GIVEN TO COLBY t . Uruguay People Turned Out to Greet American Secretary of State. Montevideo, Deci 29.Tbxongs lined the streets of this city yesterday to welcome Bainbridge Colby, the Ameri can secretary of state. American resi dents declared, it the most enthusiastic greeting they had Wn given any for eign visitor in many years. The battleship Florida on which Mr. Colby came to South America, was met at sea by the" cruiser C.uguay, bearing the American minister and representa tives of the Uruguayan army and navv. After salutes had been exchanged Mr." Colby and his party were trans ferred to the cruiser 'which brought them to this city. The crack cavalry regiment of the Uruguayan army was drawn up at the pier where Mr. Colby was greeted by Foreign Minister Buero. The drive to the palace, where the sec retary was received by President Brum, was one continuous ovation, there be ing almost uninterrupted rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner,'' which was played by eight bands stationed at va rious points. ' Upon reaching the palace, Secretary Colby met President Brum, and after conversing for some time stepped out on the balcony, there he reviewed the military parade. Later he was driven to the Parque hotel, where the foreign minister wbb his host at dinner. In a short address, following the dinner, Senor Buero praised President AVilson, and continued: "The force of our great continent lies in its characteristic idealists. The des tiny of America is the destiny of ideal ism. America has no reason for being unless her destiny and duty be an ideal. It is her privilege to declare and stand for the rights of men, for nothing else is worth fighting for, and nothing else is worth sacrifice." Mr. Colby received a score of Uru guayan newspaper men and in a brief statement explained be was the per sonal emissary of President Wilson. He said Uruguay was an illustration of the great truth that the greatness of a country should not be measured by its tentorial extent. He expressed his gratification at the cordial reception given bim by the people of this city. Buildings, throughout Montevideo are profusely decorated with Amctican (lags in honor of Secretary Colby's visit. HELD CHRISTMAS TREE. Exercise Held Last Evening at Church of he Good Shepherd. Christmas tree exercises were held last evening in the Church of the Good Shepherd, by the children of the Sun day school at 7 o'clock, The vestry of the church was most becomingly decorated in Christmas colors of red and green, dominated by the presence of several small evergreen trees dis tributed evenly on each side of the au ditorium. Two large trees trimmed with tinsel held the place of honor near the altar. A short program had been arranged: "A Note from Santa Claus," by Irene Dale; the singing of the hymns, "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," "Lit tle Town of Bethlehem," "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" and "While Shep herds Watched Their Flocks by Night.' bv the children of the Sunday school. Rev. David C. Huntington, rec tor of the church, spoke interestingly and entertainingly to the children on the "Life of St. 'Nicholas.", After the program the gathering ad journed to the basement, where re freshments of coco cake and wafers were served, to everyone. The children then gave themselves over to a general fun . and merry-making time in the plaving of games. The Christmas tree last night was a secondary Christmas entertainment at the church, the primary event be ing the Christmas and Epiphany pag eant presented at the church Sunday evening. These pageants had been pre viously arranged for Tuesday, but at the last moment had I wen set ahead to Sunday. The three aim's, f the play have already been mentiond in an ear lier issue of The Times. The enter tainment is the first of its kind which has ever been put on in Barre, arid the manner in which it was presented, plus the most beautiful costumes, which bad been so carefully arranged for bv .Mrs. Mclaughlin, is deserving of the highest credit and worthy of all the .endeavor put into it. Under the guidance of Mrs. James Ewen. the participants performed wonderfully weH. and were appreciated to the ut most by an audience which filled ev ery seat in the auditorium and many other chairs which had been temo rarilv added to the seating capacity. The pnircant was made up in two parts, the first on Christmas, and the second on the Epiphany. In the Christ mas section the following players ap peared in order:. Prologue, given by Lucy Wells; fie shepherd. Stanley Blann. Ilenrv Young, Wallace Stew ard. Spcros Maniatty and Status Mni atty: anirels. Mary' Sector and Craee lvn" Robinson; Mother Church. Mrs. Wi!l;am l.illie; little scholars A merico Giora and .lames Steward; tliristmas dav. Elouise McLouirhlin ; snirits of Yiiletide. Winona Lillie. Catherine Pirie and Ila CaT; mrsseneer. Masoa Pierce; modern shepherds, F.arle Mitch, ell, I .vie Voting, Perly Young and Roy Watkin; four little nations. France by George Emerson. Relpiurn by Clar iice Smle. tbina by Philin Maniatty and Japan by Wilfred oule: crucifier. Frank Well: Virgin Msrv. Marr Al en; Joseph, father of ChrUt. George Mitchell. In the second part, referring to the Epiphany, one or two of the charac ters of the firt nart appeared, but et era 1 new ones added were: Attend ants to Mother Chunh. Albert and Harold Blaik and ' William f.illie: mdera wi men. I.le and Perley Younr and Ror Watkins. l;d by the star of miion. Haael Wafkins. end the spirit of miiof. Irene Dale: tres-nre bearers for the wie men. Fi ll. t Pirie. Bruno Coi and Wintw f:Unn. 11 parts were played very rel1iea;iv. The choir, led br Mrs A. W. A!Vn. aided in the ineip f several bi Win. AH wb.v had the tdeai tfe of beme in the a'viftwe enU only wsrvel at tbe beantr and elbr"e- e of the ir. 20, 1920. SEEK TO AMEND CITY CHARTER So That Schools Can Get $1.50 On the Dollar of Barre Grand List SCHOOL BOARD MAKES REQUEST Schools Cost $1.50 This Year But Citizens Had to Voe 50 Cents of It - The Barre school board applied to the board of aldermen last night for charter revision so that a school tax of $1.50 on the dollai of the grand list' can be raised without having an extra tax voted by the citizens over and above the $1 limit now allowed by the charter It was stated that the board might not need the entire $1.50 for the ensuing year but would prob ably need it the year following. The board was represented by School Com missioners James T. Marrion and A. Fasola and School Superintendent C. II. White. Supt. White explained that out of the $1.50 tax secured for the schools the past year, the money had support ed the evening drawing school without special tax, had paid retroactive sal ary to the school teachers on the grade of salary "Voted by the city and had left 41 balance of approximately $4, 000 in the treasury at the close of the year. He added that the board might have to raise the salaries of the teachers and would also have to mak some important repairs to school build ings, so that the board could not see how. it could run the schools on less than was spent during the financial vear drawing to a close. Members of the city government asked if it would not be possible to group the scholar so that one of the buildings might lie closed; and the re sionse wa that the central schools were swell-filled already and that the closing of one of the buildings in the outlying district would necessitate a great hardship on young children un less a system of transportation should be provided. Supt. White stated that there are now four vacant rooms in the buildings, two of which are in the Lincoln building. After hearing the matter the alder men referred it to the legislative com mittee to confer' with theschool com missioners. There was aome sentiment in favor of raising the charter limit to $1.30 instead of the $1-50, as re quested. The board of aldermen went over the city financial statement and provided money for carrying the various de partments through the balance of the financial year closing Dec. 31, a reso lution advanced at the meeting last week being amended in some particu lars. In order to meet some demands on the citv the city treasurer was in structed to make arrangements to raise money to the extent of fifty per cent of the checking deposit in the Barre Savings Bank 4 Trust Co., and the mayor and the city treasurer were in structed to make the loan. Interest on $S5,000 water bonds was ordered paid, the amount being ?!. 4S7.50. The dog license money for 1020, amounting to $2(13.20, was ordered paid to the library committee. The sum of 2,820 in cemetery trust funds was or dered invested;- and the eum of $1, 20.1.48 was ordered paid as interest on cemetery trust funds. Other bills approved were: Street pav, $323.12; engineering pay. $20.23; water pay, $131.2.1; fire pay, $10rt.S5; police pay, $R4.3."; water rebates, 29.25; C." L. Booth, $20; Miss Grid ley, $26; poor department. $05. t BURIAL AT PLAINFIELD Following Funeral in Barre of Mrs. Euthecia C. Spencer. Funeral services of Mrs. Euthecia C. Spencer, who passed away early Mon day morning, after a lingering illness, was held from the home of her son, M. F. penoer, 3 Mount street, at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The house was well filled with friends and relatives and there were many flowera as ex pressions of esteem. Rev. B. tl. Lipsky officiated at the services and Mrs. M. D. Lamb sang two selections. The pall bearers were G. M. Spencer, M. F. Spencer and S. R. Spencer, sons, and Hyde Spencer, a grandson. The body was taken to Plainfield for burial beside her husband in the village ceme tery. TO BUILD THREE ST0NESHEDS. So They Petitioned for Grade Crossing at Montpelier. After hearing the petition of several parties for a grsde crossing that would lead onto the Sahin .farm in Montpel ier, the state public service commis sion today intimated that an order would le issued for the permit, no ob jection having been raised. The rea son for the crossing was hecaie it was desired to qien up the land for construction of three granite plants. The petitioners were Menard 4 Euro. Arti-tic Granite Co.. the heir of the Sahin estate, the city of Montpelier and the Central Vermont Railway Co. The location is near the iron railrwd bridge on upper Barre street. STATE CHECKER CLUB. Elects W. D. Ingalla sf Richford President. At the meeting of the Vermont State Checker club at the Apollo club in Montpelier to-day W. D. lnj.-all of Richford was elected president, Wil liam Gill of Bnrlincton vice-president. . W. C. Hoag of Burlington seeretary and trcairer. O. G. Eaton of Waits field ma-ter of games. Mer. Gill, In galla and Hoag manairers. It was Vot ed to hold tbe summer metinz at such t,me a the New Hampbre State ( be. kcr eluh ran meet. The annual towrnametit result is yet in dmibt a there are fi m-re boards to play cff. GOLDEN WEDDING OF E. MONTPELIER COUPLE Mr. and Mrs. Luther S. Wheeler Were Married at Montpelier Dec. 28, 1870. Luther Smith Wheeler and Mrs. Temperance (Gallison) Wheeler cele brated their golden wedding anniver sary at their residence on Gallison hill, East Montpelier, Tuesday, Dec. 28. This worthy couple were married in Montpelier Dec. 28, 1870, by Rev. Mr. Browne With the exception of a few vears, they, have lived at the Wheeler homestead, where the family party gathered yesterday. Six children were born to them, Wil liam L. Wheeler of East Montpelier, Charles C. Wheeler, a prosperous phy sician in Brattlcboro, Mary L. Wheel er, who has been dead many years, Anna Wheeler, living at home? Lena C. Wheeler, the wife of C. P. Dudley, the erocer at East Montpelier, and Mrs. Kate Wheeler Foster, who died about a year ago. Of the living children, there were present William Wheeler, Anna Wheel er and Mrs. Lena Wheeler Dudley. Six irandihildren, the children of William Wheeler and Mrs. Dudley, completed the wedding party. The dining room was beautifully decorated in white and gold, in which the sumptuous dinner was served. The bride of 50 years ago cut the wedding cake with as much grace and precision as she cut that other cake two score and 10 years aco. A purse of gold was presented them as a slight token of love from their children and grand children. . Mr. Wheeler is a charter member of the East Montpelier grange and has alwsvs been prominent in town af fairs. Both Mr. and, Mrs. Wheeler are in excellent health and their rela tives and many friends wish them many haopy anniversaries of their wedding day. . MR. AND MRS. R. M. . HARVEY MARRIED FIFTY YEARS WellKnown Lawyer of Montpelier and Wife Had Family Party in Hon or of the Event. At their home on College street in Montpelier yesterday Mr. and Mrs. Roney M. Harvey celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. Because both are in rather poor health, the ob servance was quiet, only the relatives being present at a dinner party. Roney M. Harvey of Waits River and Cora I.'Bill of Top'sham were united in marriage at Rycgate 50 years ago yes terday and they spent their married life until 1806 at West Topsham, since which time they have resided in Mont pelier. Three children were born to them, the two sons, Erwin M. Harvey and John X. Harvey, following in the footsteps of their father in the legal profession. A daughter died 17 years ago. The eldest son is at present the nidge of the municipal court at Mont pelier and is one of the leading attor neys of Washington county. Johtr" N. Harvey is located in Brattleboro,. be ing a member of one of the most prom inent firms of lawyers in southern Ver mont. R. M. Harvey was long a prominent citizen of Orange county, having been a state senator, state's attorney, town representative from Topsham twice and once a' member ot tne Doara oi super visors of insane. He has practiced law for more than half a century, and the present December term was the first term of Orange county -court he tins inisfed in those 50 years. Mrs. Harvey has been an active worker in Methodist church circles until poor health forced her to give up that work " DAMON PYPER. Former Barre Woman Bride of Boston Man. A very pretty wedding took place at Cohasset. Mass., Dec. 22, when Harry Reed Damon and Miss May G. Pyper, daughter of Mrs. William Pyper, for merly of Barre, but now living in Cam bridge, Mass., were united in marriage. Rev. Howard K. Bartow performing the veremony. The bride was attended by her mother and brother, William Pvner of Philadelphia, and the groom was attended by his sister, Mrs. Ernest Hill of Scituate, Mass., and Hednck Hartz of Boston. The bride ws becomingly dressed in a blue silvertone suit, trimmed with opossum fur. with a hat of gray satin. trimmed with ostricn. ane cameo, urin al roses. Following the ceremony, a wedding supper was served. Mr. and Mrs. Da mon, upon their return from a honey moon, will reside In Boston, where the groom is in business. GOOD-BYE TO SANTA. Was Said by Children at Italian Bap tist Mission. Tbe Italian Baptist mission church on Brook street was a scene of gay Christmas festivity last evening when children of the Sunday school classes assembled for the Christmas tree exer cises and witnessed the delayed arrival of Santa Claus with his packed gift bags. Santa Hans presented every person in the church a gift and to esch boy and girl gave a lg of candy. At 7'oVlork Reno Bellorini gave a pleasing "welcome" address, whwh was followed by praver from RcV. B. J Lehigh. Te'n girls then sang a tiiristmas carol, which was followed bv a recitation by Giaeonda Cora, "A Rraon for Haste." Irvin Ruooni and Mi- Mary Hal-all entertained with recitations' likewise before "A Christ mas Stnrv" was sang by U girls. M.ss Ruth Wvlie cve a reading and Amn McDonald an interestina: recitation, "Tbe l.itrte Chri.tmsa Dolly." by Irma Mariotti. a recitation by James Me Iamald. "The B.11 of Chntma Tide recited by Mis Adelina Palaora. and Miss Eda Cora followed. Uvia Bel lorini sang -ll'Ipinf Santa." and four girls gave ' The Story of tbe B 11 in a recitation. Mi Svhia F.ia'i rented "The Nichl Before "britira and M s Mary Mar iotti "Lone .Kg on tbri-tma. cn cbidirc tSe .r'-rran Jl 'a -M aho'it d tr nf the gifts t the throng ef vr.iig!er. and t U bv at V. j tf VJeTlt ta hi tarry j"irf adaiiitrs. PRICE, TWO CENTS. FOURTH COUNT NOL PROSSED After F. G. Howland Had Pleaded Guilt Four Other "'dits WAS THE LACED IN CHARCxf JF SHERIFF Sentenc, Postponed Short Time to Let Him Attend to Some Matters Without friend or attorney accom panying him, Frank G. Howland, presi dent of the Barre Savings Bank and Trust company, walked into city court yesterday afternoon, where Judge E. L. Scott and State's Attorney E, R, Davis awaited him, entered a plea of guilty to the charges of embezzlement of the bank's funds, and received a sentence of four years at hard labor in state's prison at Windsor. Mr. Howland was turned over to the custody of Sheriff Frank Tracy and in a few days will b'n taken to Windsor to begin serving his sentence. The hearing yesterday was a contin uation of the action of Dec. 18, when Mr. Howland was arrested, charged with the embezzlement of $25,080 from the Barre Savings Bank and Trust com pany. On that date Mr. Howland ap- peared in city court and asked-for time to consider before making a plea. He was then put under bail of $1,000 for appearance on Dec. 28. When Mr. Howland presented him self in court yesterday, only the judge and state's attorney were there, and after a few preliminary questions and answers Mr. Howland entered a plea of guilty to all the counts in the com plaint with the exception of the fourth," which alleged the embezzlement of $10,500 on Nov. 22, 1020. This count the state's attorney later not prossed. Mr. Howland, by his plea, admitted tha embezzlement of $15,480. The court at.ked the state's attorney if there was anything to be said and Mr. Davis stated briefly the nature of the items set up in the complaint, that the $7,000 embezzled Oct. 22, 1020, was city funds on deposit in the bank; that the $080 taken on Sept. 3, 1920, was the proceeds of 10 Shares of telephone ftock sold and the funds not turned into the account of the estate from which the stock was taken, and that the $3,000 taken July 2.1, 1018, and the $4,500 taken April 17, 1016, were the proceeds of two notes paid, the notes not being surrendered, to, the makers but continued as assets of the bank. Mr. Davis spoke of the high position Mr. Howland held in the community and the good work he had done and re gretted the lapse from integrity in the matters in which Mr. Howland had ad mitted guilt. Mr. Howland, when asked by the court if he had anything to say, stated that he alone was to blame for the wrong done, but that it had not been done for personal benefit to himself, but to cover losses incurred by the bank in making loans to firms and individuals making up the industrial life of Barre; that the losses incurred had Wen made, he believed, for the benefit of industry in Barre. State's Attorney Davis recommended to the court a sentence the minimum of which should be not less than two years. Mr. Howland stated that while the sentence could be either $1,000 or 10 years in prison at the moat, he wisned it might be a fine, which, if not too large, he thought be could arrange to jpay. He felt that he could be of more assistance in straightening out the affairs of the bank if he were here in Barre than he could in V indsor. Judge Scott, before pronouncing sen tence, called attention to the nature of the offense, that it was one that affect ed the integrity of trusts and trust funds, and the confidence of the public in trust institutions, and could not be lightly dealt with. While he personal ly felt a one-day sentence might be suf ficient punishment f-r Mr. Howland. justice to all would pot permit it and that he vhould and did impose a sen tence of four years minimum, with a maximum of seven at hard labor al Windsor. While court was in progress. Sheriff Tracy had entered and Mr. Howland was given into his charge. At the lat ter s request, he was given several days to straighten out sons personal mat ters and as oon s these are attended to he wjll be taken to Windsor. While in Barre, he is in the custody of Merl B. Clark. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY Elected Officers and Delegates to State Convention. The hall of tbe American Legion clubhouse on Church street was well filled with mothers, wives and sisters of ex-service men last evening, when a mectinir of the Woman's Auxiliary pf Post. No. 10, Amerw-an Legion, was held there. About 50 women elected the officers, appointed the executive com mittee, and chose the delegates to at tend the state convention in Burling ton Jan. 14th. Mi Pem-lope Call was elected pres ident, Mrs. J. W. Gordon vfee president. Miss Mart-aret Dowers secretary and Miss lnella Ball treasurer. Tbe execu tive committee consist a of Mrs. E. O. Kent. Mrs. John Woodruff and Miss Cecelia Dowers. Tbe delegates ch-n to attend tha convention were Mi lenelorte l.all. Miss lnella Ball. Mr. bbn Woodruff and Mrs. Max Fisher. Tbe executive committee was insti tuted t v re-m mend set .f by-law at tbe next meeting. Past Commander Max C. Fiher and Commander Alex. Stramn. wbo preside nt tbe meeting, were dehrhted in seeing stub a large ntitr.lwr attend th:s first meeting and are o,4..cc forward t a larger mem- ber-b p f the Auiiary at tbe next oieetirc. date f.r whw wia ne an r..an"sd br tbe cCWrs la'er.