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11 VOL. XXIV. VO. 248. BAR11E, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1921. TRICE, TWO CENTS. BE BARME DAILY A iCAMETO.TESTIFY f iSAYS STOWAWAY jtord Mayor O'Callaghan Invited By New York Nation Editors 7 his i,- ADMISSIBILITY NOT DETERMINED iChairman of Committee f of 100 Said He Was Not Invited New-port News, Va., Jan. 6. Daniel O'Callaghan, lord mayor of Cork, who arrived yesterday as a stowaway on the American steamer West Cannon In company with Peter MaeSwiney, broth, er of the late Terence MaeSwiney, de clared to-day that the editors of the New York Nation had invited him to testify at Washington before the eom- mission of the committee of 100 in Iveatigating the Irish situation. The statement was in answer to that of Jtedurick C. Howe, chairman of the commission, who said last night the mayor had not been asked to appear Ibefore the commission. '" -"The invitation was extended by the iNew York people several months ago' 'Mayor O'Callaghan said. Immigration Inspector L. R, Parker, I in choree at this port, said to-day he Hvaj still awaiting word from Wash- trigton as to the admissibility of O'Cal laghan. ; Both stowaways were arrested on the arrival of the steamer from Ire - land, but after their identity was es tablished MaeSwiney was released and O'Callaghan permitted to proceed to a hotel where he was kept under surveil- , lance of a guard furnished by local im- i migration authorities. f' MaeSwiney explained that the Brit Kh authorities hud refused to permit O'Callaghan to visit America and that it was necessary to stow away on some, , fc't.pamer in order to make' the trip. As , 'tcr himself, he said, he could have come home on a passenger ship but 'preferred to accompany the lord mayor. Both had hoped to reach New York before their presence was known as friend there were expected to arrange details of their entry. MaeSwiney left New York to visi his brother who then was starving him self to death in Brixton prison. Tha Inn also was made as a stowaway an wit nout an American passport. . ". Relating . howJe ..reached . Ireland .few weeks before his brother's death, MaeSwiney said he stowed away on a Jship at New York. "I did not care how ;J got there," he said. ''I simply want ed to see Terence. When I got there i'received this passport from the United States government. I could have come ibaok as a passenger but the lord may ,nr had been invited to testify in thi 'country and I came in order to help joitm if he needed help and I could ren .jer it." ,: When asked how he was treated by ,fl bp British, lie said: f sit was about as l expected. I was ."tint attacked on the streets of London .The funeral of my brother was one of jf he most impressive scenes of my life.' 'it GERMANY NOT READY . TO RESUME CONFERENCE COURAGEOUS WOMAN TACKLED BURGLAR; HELD KIM UNTIL HELP CAME New York, Jan. 5. Miss Anna Ilendricks, ticket seller in a sub way booth at Fifth avenue and 59th street, on the edge of Cen tral park, to-day fought a man who attempted to rob her. She struggled with him untill help arrived and he was arrested. The station was deserted ex cept for Miss Hendricks and her assailant when the latter, who gave his name as Peter Melia of Astoria, broke the glass panel of the ticket booth and forced his way inside. He began scooping up all the coin and bills in sight. Mrs. Hendricks grabbed up a sack containing $50 and ran out of the booth only to be knocked down by Melia, the police said. Then the woman gave fight, grappled with the man and shouted for help. Melia broke his hold and started to rush from the place when a negro entering the subway blew a police whis tle as Melia rushed into the arms of a patrolman at the sub way entrance. SUES PALMER AND OTHERS HOWLING OF DOG SAVED AIRMEN For Death of Andrea "Hearing Animal's Cries in Salsedo While Under Detention LATTER JUMPED 14 STORIES TO DEATH Claim Made That Salsedo Lost His Mind By Ter rible Treatment Wilderness They De cided to Stop $250,000 LIQUOR TAKEN IN NEW YORK RAID Scores of Highest Quality Champagne and Imported Winn Included in the Seiiure. New York, Jan., 5. The biggest liq uor raid in this city since the Volstead act went into effect was made to-day when $2.r0,000 worth was seized by fed eral agents at the wholesale establish ment of Singer brothers on lower Third avenue. Seorea of cases of highest quality champagne and imported wines, with hundreds of cases of bonded whiskey were seized. Joseph Walsh, a driver, and Moe Herman, a clerk, employed by Singer brothers, were arrested. vYalsh was charged with violation of the transpor tation provisions of the Volstead act and Herman was taken in connection with alleged changes in office records of liquor receipts. No charges were made against Louis and Joseph Singer, members of the firm of Singer brothers. The firm, ac cording to enforcement agents, had a permit to tran-ijort liquor, but Walsh is alleged to have made deliveries with authorization. ,At Brussels on Jan. 10 As Had Been I Agreed Upon, the French Gov. ernment Notified. Paris, Jan. -5. The French govern , ment to-day received word that the Ger- Inian delegation was not ready to resume Jthe reparations conference at Brussels on Jan. 10, as had been agreed upon be- itore the adjournment of, the conference 'last month. A Pai'is dispatch Tueed&y- night- said it hat although a resumption of the (Brussels reparations- conference ' Va I scheduled for Jan. 10 it was considered I probable the meeting' would be de- I laved until after the confereuca.of the (allied premiers to be held in Paris to Iward the end of January, when the re I port of Marshal Fnch on disarma ment and the question of reparations t will be considered. When the Brussels l conference adjourned oir Pec. 22 it wa I stated that indications were favorable jor an agreement hciitg reached by the allies on the concessions asked by tier tmany. I he discussion over Gwmanys (failure to carry out the disarmament (agreement as fully as anme of the al- jlied nations think she should has arisen i since, however, to cloud the situation JOHN T. EJTCHIE DEAD. i Well-Known St Johnsburjr Banker Was Aged 77 -Tears. , St. Johnsbiiry, Jan. 8.-John T. j Ritchie, hanker, died at his home yes terday. He would have been years of age had he lived antil Jan. 0. He j was born in Greensboro of Scotch par ents, who had gone there on their wed fdmg tour. Mr. Ritchie was educated in the public schools, completing his studies in th academy at Ktowe. He went to Michigan, where he taught school for a time, later returning to 'his native state and town. At Wet ' Rarnct he engaged in the mercantile ' busiivesa. , About 40 rears ago. Mr. Ritchie came t-j St. ,fohnbiirv and was for a few year employed here as a bookkeep er. In !.' when the Citirens' Bank tt Trust Co. was organised, he w elected treasurer, a position of hon-r and tnit he had held ever since. For .' vear he was a member of the Si-Wh Cnngrepat tonal church and dea ' fir nearly that Iffiplh of time, ft Is Relieved Mr. Kit hi had never n'med a marnjnnlon serv until Ut fwwday. wbri krt home by illn. Oru' ?4. 172. Mr. K;trW mar ried to ?; Jal.m M'Ph of BamM. Vi niim him. 1o-hr w t h t 1 -wtHers. A . O R'ue of W Itrt and Robert Ritchie of Grrens- GERMANY THREATENED WITH RAILWAY STRIKES Ministry Considers the Demands Exor bitant and Makes Counter Threat of Dismissal London, Jan. 5. Germany is again threatened with extensive railway and industrial strikes, according to an Ex change Telegraph dispatch from Berlin to-day. A large majority of the railwaymen have voted in favor of a strike. In the Ruhr and Rhine industrial districts 91 per' cent of the workers have voted to strike for increased wages. The ministry considers the demands of the transportation men exorbitant and has threatened to dismiss any who go on strike. MONTPELIER Fred B. Thomas, district deputy grand master of the Odd Fellows, wentf to Watcrbury last evening to speak at the installation of. the officers of the lod-re in that village. John Untiedt of Brookfield arrived in the city yesterday to attend the open ing of the session of legislature. He says plans are now under way for the annual reunion of the session members of 1!HI8 at the Montpelier house the last of the month. The annual meeting of the Vermont Historical society will take -place in rooms in the state building Jan. 18, and if the present plans prevail Governor Calvin Coolltfge of Massachusetts will speak to the members. It is now planned to have a joint assembly of both branches .of the legislature and have. .Governor- Coolulge, poak. before that. Michael Vasiroff,- who was put off the train in Montpelier Sunday night, left last evening1 for ' Chicago. ' A cousin of his in that city wired him money enough to go to Chicago, where it was originally intended he should go. Through some error in the selling of the ticket he landed In Montpelier in- j stead, lie has been in the county jail i since. Sunday night, having been held for the immigration officers who inves tigated the matter and satisfied them selves, apparently, that he was entitled t6 enter this country. His credentials were. O. K. It looks as though someone had thort -ticketed him. It cost him $.14 to get a ticket from this city to Chicago. Chief P. J. Connolly arranged for his transportation. Louis Bardio. a Greek, who has a store on Main sreet. wa able to converse with VasilofT which helped materially. At 13Z -Main street vou will find high- grade pianos, Brunswii-k machines and records, also three slightly used ma chines. adv. The condition of Mrs. Frank T. Par sons, wife or r.ditor I arsons of the Xorthfield News, who it at Ileaton hrs- pital, is as comfortable to-day as can' be expected, while her operation was successful, the outcome is still uncer tain. Pascal Kicci of Rutland is conferrinz with the highway department relative to certain work be contemplate doing. Deputy IT. X. Davis of the weights nd measures department was called to waterhurjr th: week about a man named Drmrritt selling short measure in wood. The matter was straightened out, the right measurements bng given. A marriajrc icene ha been ined to R-Vrt SHeeripy of Montpelier and Miss I.nitsa A'. Haley cf 17 Thiri street, Barre. Andrew !.voyi and wife have bought W. A. IxH's hTie on Sabin street si.4 will im.if hrrr shortly. Mr. and Mr. lx-; m l mov to the LUnd ry r j -trt. New York, Jan. 5. The Italian chamber of labor announced to-day that a $100,000 damage suit had been filed here in state ajipreme court against Attorney General Palmer and four other officials of the department of justice in connection with the death of Andrea Salsedo, who jumped 14 stories to his death last May, while un der detention at department headquar ters here in connection with the bomb outrages of June, 1010. The suit, brought by Salsedo's wid ow, named also William J. Flynn, chief of the department bureau of investi gation. It was charged that Salsedo had been beaten "terribly" and "tor 10 MILES FURTHER ON WOULD HAVE DIED Naval Balloonists Are Re turning After. Suffering Great Hardship Hearst, Ont., Jan. 5. Talcs of hard ship endurt'd with fortitude by the three stranded American naval bal loonist from RockawajVN. Y., in the froen wilds of the Canadian north west were related here to-day by In dian trappers, arriving from the low er Hudson Bay district. Their atoriea in the main corrobora ted report from Cockrane that the airmen were on the verge of starva tion and were forced to eat their two remaining carrier pigeons to keep alive. The men are slowly wending their way back to civilization by dog train with the thermometer registering 30 degrees below zero. Unless unusual HOUSE EX-CLERKS BEAT SENATE EX-SECRETARIES BY THE SCORE OF 6-5. hired mentally and physically" that he J -forms are encountered they should had lost his mind and became suicidal ly despondent The chamber announced that copies of the charges had been sent to the Italian embassy at Washington and the Italian consulates at Boston and New York. Besides Palmer and Flynn, the de fendants are George F. Lamb, divis fr; superintendent of the department of justice, Charles J. Scully, special agent and Une trancisco, an investigator It was charged also that Salsedo was held for two months without any war rant for his arrest. Notice of the suit was served on At torney General Palmer in Washington yesterday. He accepted it but refused to pledge himself to appear in court here to answer the action, the chamber announced. Scully accepted service for the other three defendants. Action in this case, the statement de clared, was significantly related to the cases against bacalo Sacco and Bartolo- meo Vanzetti, friends of Salsedo, who are charged with committing a payroll robbery and murder in South Brain tree, Ma., on April 10. last. They were arrested two days after Salsedo's death while arranging a mass meeting t Brockton, .Mass., in conn ;ct ion with it. The cases are under investigation by Italian got ernment representatives. AJr. Lamb to-day denied allegations in the complaint. Among them he denied having "driven the. wan to ui cide," asserting that Salsedo was kept at the olliees of tna department of jus tice for his own protection because he had given the government impor tant information concerning anarchist bomb plots ALTHOUGH SHOT IN JAW TELEPHONED FOR AID Ridge woodN. J., Woman Waa Wound ed by Her Husband, Who Also ' Wounded Their Baby, and Shot Himself. Ridgewood, N. J., Jan. 5. After shooting and seriously -wounding his wife and four-nionth-old daughter, Robert S. Mueller killed himself here to-dav. With a bullef wound through hi-r jaw, Airs, ilucller telephoned tor a physician and while waiting for him, at at a table and wrote out telephone numbers of relatives to be notified of he tragedy, and a note saying htr husband had shot her and their in fant. She told the police she had hcee awakened by a bullet striking her jaw. Her husband was standing over er with a revolver in one hand, and a pocket flashlight in the other. Calm- y, he walked to the crib of their baby. Ruth, and fired at the sleeping infant. The two other children were unharmed n their rooms. reach Mattice not later man fTiuay. A Pullman car will be placed at their disposal when ! they leave the trail there. The men are in good health and spir its, the trappers say, with the excep tion of Lieutenant Stephen A. Farrell. the eldest of the trio, who suffered greatly from frost bite and shock. According to the stories of the In dians, the howling of a moose dog caught in a trap at Shipsamla, the original trading post of the Hudson Bay company, waw responsible for the safety of the airmen last Sunday. When they heard the dog's cries they decided to-land. The great balloon struck in a clump of trees ten miles south of the post, and its occupant were almost stripped of their cloth ing in the perilous descent. At the time of the landing the mer cury as only ten degrees below zero. the mildest weather for this season of the year in the history of the train ing post. When the men extricated themselves from the wreckage the first words were uttered by Lieutenant Walter Hinton, a veteran of the hi torie trans-Atlarttie flight in the NC-4, who extended thanks to the Almighty for their existence. Their next thought wa to express thanks to the unfor tunate dog, whose howls caused them to descend. For almost forty hours they had mocked death in a raging Storm high invthe air and for thettime being they were too exhausted to do anything but congratulate themselves upon their ssfe landing. They had been drenched to the skin and icicles had formed on their torn clothing. For four days they wan dered aimlessly in the wilderness and were at the point of despair when they were discovered hjSAa trightened In dian trapper. George McLeod, the In dian mail carrier, who brought the names of the men's landing to the outside world, said that their ftrst de sire was to notify their wives and rel atives of their safety. George McClelland, who has been hitting the trail between Moose Fac tory and Mattice for seventeen years, said to-day that had the balloon drift ed ten miles further north they would not have lived to tell the story. More than one hurdy trapper lias met his fate in this desolate region rarely ever trod bv human beings, he said A unique thing occurred in, the Pavilion hotel Tuesday evening, when a company of men gath ered about one of the settees. Sitting were Justice G. M. Pow ers, Attorneys Chauneey Brown ell, Homer Skeels and Guy M. Page, all of whom have been sec retaries of the state Senate. Facing them and standing were W. W. Stickney, F. A. Howland, T. C. Cheney and Charles A. Plumley, all former clerks of the House. One of the members sitting said ho was going to get Max. L. Powell to beat those standing, whereupon Charles Plumley re plied, "If vou do that, we will get John E. Weeks and F. E. Howe and beat you," then hav ing six former speakers of the Ilisiifo in the following order: Messrs. Stickney, Howland, Cheney, Howe, Weeks and Plum liy; and those sitting admitted they were outdone. CITY WINS SUIT ON WATER RENTAL Action Was Brought to Determine Municipality Has Right to Col lect Meter Rentals if More Than Flat Rate Fix ture Basis. In .the case brought by the city against one of 'the largest real estate owners of Barre to collect water ren tals on tenement houses. Judge E L. i Scott has rendered a decision for the city for the full amount of the ren i tals due. The suit was brought to decide whether the city had the right and power to collect rentals by meter when the amount as shown by meter read ings came to more than the amount as determined on a flat rate fixture basis. The city water department pre sented testimony to show that the high water rent was caused by a leaky fivture and this was admitted to some extent by the defense on cross exam ination. The defense claimed discrimi nation in that both a meter rate and flat rate were published by the city and the defendant was compelled td pny higher on a meter basis than oth ers who were on a flat rate basis, and was not allowed to change to the lower rate. On the facts as claimed by the city and on relevant legal decisions. Judge Scott affirmed the right of the city to collect water rentals a shown by the meter readings and to put meters in consumers' houses for this purpose, even if not desired bv the owner. FUNERAL OF JOHN J. MARRI0N MOST UNEMPLOYMENT SINCE 1914 IN MASS. BAY STATE CONSUMERS ' OF COAL MULCTED Forced to Pay Prices Unjustly High and to Buy Bone and Slate Into the Bargain. Boston, Jan. 5. Massachusetts con sumer of coal not only have been forced to pay prices that were unjust ly hieh, but also have been "mulcted of millions of dollars by the poor qual ity fuel that has been dumped into the market here," so Fuel Administrator Eugene C. Hiiltman. reported to the legislature to-day. "Coal transporta tion rates have been paid for large quantities of slate, bone and rock," he said. The administrator criticized severely retail dealer in the state and produc ers outside the state. "Unscrupulous elements in the trade have taken advantage of msrket con ditions and exploitation within the trade has been a large factor in un justly raising the prir- con-nmers have been forced to psy," he said. "The speculative nd avaricious elements have profited immensely by this sit uatiun." In the Month of December There Were More Applications for Jobs Thau in Any Corres ponding Month for -Six Years. Boston, Jan. 5. Conditions of unem ployment, unequalled since 1!14. were reported to-day by the public employ ment office of the state department of labor and industries. During the month of December Superintendent O. Harry Dunderdale said applicants for jobs were more numerous than in any cor responding month in the psst six yesr. Requests for help from employers fell off fi2 per cent from last December and 10 per cent from November, which wa also a record-breaking, poor business month, this reort said. Positions filled were 48 per cent less than a year ago. In the men's unskilled department the decline was greatest, tbe requests from employer falling 77 per cent be low the number of lt IVi-eiuber and 52 per cent below November but a lit tle improvement was noted during the last week of the month. Waa Attended By Many People, Includ ing Ex-Service Men. Funeral services for John James Mar Hon. eldest son of Mrs. Lillie Marrion of the Miles lock, was held from St. Monica's church this morning. Rev. P. M. McKenna, pastor, offered up the re quiem high mass and was assisted in the choir by Mrs. Charles Smith, vocal ist, and Miss Lorraine Jxraiiger, organ, ift. Six intimate friends of the deceased voung man, Victor Anderson, James Bennett, George Troup, Rolart Wright, Kobert Patterson and Haniel Keete were pall bearers, and following the hearse were six honorary pall bearers of Barre post. No. 10, of the American legion in uniforms. Preceding the body marched a group of ex-service men in military and civilian cliches and immediately following was a dele pat ion from the Knights of Columbus Mr. Marrion being a member of the Burr council of the Knights of Cohim bus, as well as a meniler of the Le gion. In the church gathered many friends and relatives of the family before the cafket, draped with the American flag in honor of the ex-service man, was borne to the altar. Following the church services the re mains were taken to Elmwood vault and there interred until swing, when burial will be made at the Catholic cemetery on Berkley street. Here were conducted the Legion rituals. Bugler C'hefter Bennett sounding taps at the conclusion. Among the people from out of town to attend the funeral were: Miss Mane Mayo, fiancee of the deceased, Gregg Lyons of Burlington, Leon Lyons of Springfield, Ma Mrs. Clayton Baker of Brooklyn, V .. .Mrs. Kose tfradv and son, Francis, of Newport, X. H.. George (Juinn of Ibanon, N. II., and Mrs. O. J. LeDam of Burlington. BILLINGS UNANIMOUS CHOICE FOR SPEAKER; KINGSLEY IN SENATE REDMOND HEADS VERMONT BAR WANT BRANCH LINES TO BE DISCONTINUED Engineers Report to Receiver oa the Condition of Barre & Montpelier Traction & Power Co. Recommendation for the discontinu ance o the Washington street branch trolley line in Barre and the Semi nary hill line in Montpelier is made by the engineering firm of Carver, Ma comber 4. West, Inc., of Boston to H. J. Volholm, receiver of the Barre & Montpelier Traction & Power Co. as one step toward putting-the system on a paying basis. Other recommen dations are for the abolishing of work mgmen 's tickets and the replacement of the present main line cars by one man safety cars operating on half hour schedule. The engineers also recommend the outlay tf $7,450 to repair the earbarn roof, to repaint the Pioneer bridge, re set pole and install new trolley and repair track and rebond rails where tiosHai! fnrhpr. thut ArfiAip necrotia tions be made with Montpelier r- narillni navlnn vomlireimanfa and fr' oinn if aMnrnovi irVlrt attnnriefl f.hn . f. . ,s J? ' J " ...... ithiB, nhlinatlnns. Bnn T n BI. .inn I . 4 ; l. wi,;.,t, I i . j :.l t...i. r l-wu uajro prmiuu, win mvjn . w, " . ... u i rB De pquippeu Wltn lit W urn- - was held in the Wasmngton county repsimeu rm mnv iue uwiui o, Was Elected To-day at Close of the Annual Meeting BANQUET HELD LAST EVENING Several Interesting Papers Were Presented Dur ing the Session One of the best meeting that the Vermont Bar association lias held in I many a year was the general expres- Vermont Legislature Got In Session For the 26th Biennial Term Without a Contest in Either Branch, Even the Dem ocrats Supporting Billings. REV. F: W.LEWIS IS CHAPLAIN OF THE HOUSE courthouse at Montpelier. Chief Juttice John H. Watson of the supreme court gave a valuable paper which is to be appended to the Ver mont report of decision of the su preme court because of its value. It is ment of tho present box cars be trans ferred to the open ear If the one-man safety cars are not installed on the main line, the engi neer recommend the purchase of ne two-men car of suitable design to operate on present schedule. These recommendations are con in reality a decision upon whether the tained in the first report' submitted nwinle of the state of Vermont ever to Judge Stanley C. llson by Ke eeiver Volholm, who took charge of the road some weeks ago on petition adopted the constitution of the state. After an exhaustive discussion of the of editors. The receiver asks subject. Justice Watson showed that for more time in which ti study the in 17T7 the constitution was adonted proposition before deciding What by representative of the people and, therefore, it had been formally adopt' ed, thus deciding the question which has been argued considerably among attorneys. The subject allotted to him was in re Vermont constitution of 1777, as regards its adoption and its declara. ion forbidding slavery and the subse quent existence of slavery within the territory of the sovereign state. M. C. Webber, the retiring presi' ent, gave an excellent address upon should lie done. Since he took charge of the road le has received notice from the power company or an increase in rates, effective Jan. 1, 1921. When he took the road he found $!t0 in the treasury and he now hag about $3,000, The engineers reported in connee tion with the recommendation to dis continue service on Washington street, Barre, and Seminary hill. Montpelier, that the average daily revenue from the Washinirton street line for six months was $13.60 ana) from the Rem inarv hifl' line $11.30, while the labor cost per car was about $9. The engi the associations of the bar, it origin I neers reported: "If these branches and development and service. I are not paying the cost of running Judge L. L. atermans address, them. It is obvious that the other Tieminiscence of the Bench and Bar,"! riders are bearing the burden and was entertaining, bringing out many I these branches should be discontinued. nteresting anecdotes during his career If the branch lines are maintained. the bench. Charles A. Shields read a paper upon Alexander Dunnett, for which he re ceived considerable praise. The following new members were lected: Wade Keyes, Reading; W. K. the engineers believe the flve-cent fare should be abolished and the regular six-cent fare established GRANITE SAVINGS RANK Miler. Windsor; R. E Susena, Mont-HAD SATISFACTORY YEAR peuer: i. J. iauey, it innufur, j. j. RUTLAND BOY DIED OF WOUND. RESIGNS AS CONGRESSMAN AMBUSHING PARTY KILLED OR CAPTURED Sixteen Members of Crowd Which At tempted te Ambush Troops Wert Slain at Meelin. Ireland. Ijondon. Jan. Sit!e mmhorf a party that ambnhed a detachment of trop at Meebn. a town in the northwestern psrt of Connty fork. Ireland, were killed and the rrmaimkr were captnrrd with all their gim "vl nmrotinttion, y a IhiM:n o.h-'' h t the Fx'hanpe Tleprrh mmwuit. Ir. W. H. Ilsrrimaa has bought KVN'im of the trwp waa tajurrd. it W. Brock's bous on lower State slneet. ssid. . Before Being Inaugurated As Lieutenant-Governor of Massachusetts'. Boston, Jan. 5. Congressman Alvan T. Fuller, who will be inaumirated lieu tenant governor of this Mate tomor row, has refcigmd as representative from the ninth ronjrrrional district. Mr. Ku'Vr kah he had planned to con tinue as a member of t"ongrr. until hir term expired in March, but found that to bld both ollim would be un constitiTtional. The resignation doe not require the appointment of a suc cessor by the poemor. HAS $10.559 9 DEBTS. Waldo Brunelle Was Hit by Stray Bullet Last Saturday. Rutland. Jan. 5. Waldo Brunelle. IS year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Briim-lle of this city, died yecterday as the result of a bullet wound in his head, accidentally inflicted by a ralihre weapon. The young man was born in Middlebury but hsd lived In Rutland seven years. He was a lino tyiie operator on the Rutland Herald. ' Brunelle wss at a camp in Mndn last Saturday with several other ld. He wa found outside the camp, lying on the ground with a bullet hole over his right er. He bad been chopping wood a moment lcfore. Some of his companions were in the same wod hunting squirrel, and it is supposed that a try bullet hit him. One boy wa shooting at a msrk on a tree but the bullet wi'ntd have had to hsv glanced at right antic, to strike Bru nelle and this i thnwrh impossible. Xo blame is attached to anyone by the authorities. INJUNCTION GRANTED in As- Elmer J. Naye of Birte Pats sets of M0a .Borliwgtotv Jan. 5. Petition, and, schedules In bankruptcy bv t-ri en- j terrd ia the'otfw f the clerk r-f r f.mted Ststx diirK-t cmirt bv Kl-nr ew.Tl"T- J. Xim rf Bsrre. The tl amount ! )mrA i. h the brk boid a mort of M l i given iV.t' rr. while the t"t1 tmniiil f at si H Vn'V.'m, re-rnr r.f tfc ir" a M.lim. iti JK worta f tnrtmii rwwsf, r w sM'tinstl property claimed exempt. t oe in H t t ;; t his report. To Waterbary Savings Baak AfiaU Turbrr Cattiat. B'fore Juda Wi'wn in M.ntrier to day aa irpiwrum a granted tS Wl-rbury Saving. BTk and Trwt rrfnTtfiT retra. nil Ma M'Karlsnd a from outing I Vf upon McXarmara, Burlington; A. J. Sinias, Burlington. The secretary's report was given this morning and showed 2A2 member. Judge E. M. Harvey gave the treasur er's report, showing a balance, when the meeting began, of $.135.7rt. Judge Harvey ha been treasurer many year and announced yesterday lie was not a candidate for re-election. Following the election of new members an ad journment occurred until this morning, Lat evening the banquet took place at the ravilion hotel. Governor P. W. Clement was unable to be prcent at the banquet but (iov ernor-elect James Hartness attended and he and Moorfield Story of Boston were the guests of the meeting. Mr Hartness spoke briefly on co-operation and the foundation of state govern ment. Mr. Story gave an excellent address upon "Bar Associations," and was fol lowed by Judge I P. Slack, who spoke upon the relations of the judges of the Bar association, showing the need of c!o--e cooperation. Attorney General Frank C. Archibald was unable to at tend and Judge K. I Fish spoke in his placP, taking Mr. Archibald's subject, The Influence of the Bar Association on Professional Standards." He paid a compliment to Justice Watson for his opinion of the afternoon and then spoke of the effect of gatherngs when big men speak to the members of the association, calling attention to the meeting at Montre! before the war when a high English official ai-ked for peace in the world and the meeting in Boston after the war when apprecia tion was shown. Walter S. Fenton of Rutland closed the evening' program with a very .fit ting short address upon raternal re lations. If was unique but probably as good a closing address as could have been made. This morning the ret of the memo rial sketches of live of deceased mem bers of the association were given, after which rther reports were made and the new officer selected. The following officer, were fleeted today: President, John W. Redmond, Newport; ice pre.idcnt. K. W. Ijiw-r-n-e of r.mland, E. M. Harvey of Montpelier and F. F Barber of Brat ) tleboro; secretary. G. M. Hogan. St. Albans; treurer, F. E. Gleann. Mont pelier; tnsfwsrcr for three year. E. R. Murtevant, MiJdVbury; librarian, Mr. Hogan. Assets of Institution are Now More Than Two and One-Qiiarter Million Dollars Old Officets Re-elected. The annual meeting of the Granite Savings Bank ft Trust Co. was held yesterday afternoon at it temporary banking quarters in the L. M. Averill building. Reports submitted by the officers revealed the most satisfactory year's business in the 35 years of the company's existence, the assets of the institution leinif now over two and one-quarter million dollars. The de posit on Jan 1, 1921, were J,.ml,- 580.97. The bank expects to be back in its rebuilt bankinit house in the Granite block March 1 of this year, as th work on the building is now coming to the nnishme touches. The stockholders re-elected the old board of directors, consisting of John Trow. Will A. Whitcomb. Frank F Cave. J. Ward Carver. .Tame. T. Mar rion and Charles If. Wishart. At the subsequent meeting of the directors. the officers of the bank were re-elected as follows: President. John Trow vice-president, Frank F. Cave; treas nrer. Charles H. Wishart. Al'.. .Except Four of the fleeted Members of the When Roll Was Called One of Them, Sprague of Randolph, Died Recently. , ELDEST MEMBER HONORED. ELECTRICAL STORM STARTLED BROOKLYN New York. Jan. 5. New York, whirh h Iven .warpipg tm-trtur- th-. w:ncr with Nrw trVn. hd a January ebf"trI storm to day ly way of woselty. Th f-rt thnn-Vr r"tp rot Bm-i-!t 'l nr.'d ard rJc h-d aos'trr. were bid i re- 1 rrt ( "aa p'oioi Kac- w here." Mrs. Mary Fraser Presented Money by Ladies of Clan. At the eeular meeting of the La dies' Auxiliary to Clan Gordon, held in Clan Gordon hsll last evening, offi cers were installed lor tne enuing year. After the meeting a social time and dancing was enjoyed by the la- die. Mr. Mary Fraser. the oldest mem ber of the auxiliary, was the object of an expression of esteem and respect for a long and faithful service per formed durinff her year of affiliation with the order. Her sister (Ian la dies took the occasion as a suitable opportunity to pre.cn t her a pecuniary token. Retiring Chief Sister Robin Stewart wa. No ptocnted a rut g1i electric lamp from member of the ordr and friend. Mr. Thoma Jeffrey added to the entertainment with a delightful solo. Ucht refreshment, of coffey. sand-wichi-. and cake were served, followed with a short danee order among the member., for which mtiic wa fur- ! ni-h'd by Pianit Betty Stephen. The gathering broke up with the singing of "Aiild I-arf Syne.'" Senior Past t hief Siter Sarah Reid intalbd the following officer.: Cbief i-ter, .leie Oubb; vice sUter. Ia hella Ilogf: pl chief iter, Robina Stewart: chaplain, Mary Fraer: re cordinr .eretarv, Jeanrtie Stephen; f uif a! rry. Mary .Urw; trea-nr-r. tlie N'oMe; eor contiKtre... Macr'c N'iritrtn: junior H.ndntrc. Ke Pefipv: tearde. Jeannte Me-, fVan: ini4e snant. Vary M'I1: e-ut.xle riiard. Jei MeloJ. and pl- n -t. rvt-j ''"aL The 26th biennial session of the Ver mont legislature organized at Mont pelier thi morning by unanimously electing Franklin S. Billing of Wood stock as speaker of the House of Rep resentatives and Senator Harvey R. Kingsley of Rutland as president pro tempore of the Senate, the latter's election also being unanimous. Without opposition, Millard C. Taft of Chelsea was elected secretary of the Senate and Roswell W. Aus tin of St. Albans was chosen clerk cf the House. Paul A. Chase of Brat tleboro wa immediately appointed as sistant secretary of the Senate. Rev. Joseph Hamilton of White River Junc tion received unanimous approval as chaplain of the Senate. In the House, the election of chap lain called forth much of first-day ora tors who championed the cause of ei ther Kev. James W. ills of Fletcher, chaplain of the House two years ago, or Rev. Frank W. Lewis of St. Al bans. ' The first opportunity of the members of the House to vote indi vidually came in this connection, and Rev. Frank W. Lewis wa elected by , vote of 178 to 5.5. Everything turned in the direction of Franklin S. Billings when it came time to elect the speaker of the House. After Secretary of State Harry A. Black had called the House to order and Rev. George II. Redding, pastor of Trinity Methodist church, Montpel ier, had read scripture and offered praver, Mr. Black called the roll. All answered to their names with the ex ception of Charles F. Smith of Stan nard. Foster O. Sprague of Randolph (lately deceased), G. G. Hall of Wood bury and Henry Weeden of Rocking ham, who i known to be ill. Upon the call of the presiding offi cer for nomination for speaker, M. Luce of Pomfret placed before the assembly the name of Franklin S. Ril ing of Woodstock. The nomination was seconded by Mr. Darling of Chel sea, in behalf of the Oranije county delegation, Mr. Chase of Bennington for Bennington county, Mr. Stearns of hnson for Lamoille county, Mr. Dyer of Salisbury for Addison county, Mr. Bailey of Colchester for Chittenden county, Mr. Barber of Brattleboro for Windham county, Mr. Woods of St. Johnsbnry for Caledonia county, Mr. O'Brien of South Burlinpton for the Democratic member of the House, Mr. Field of Montpelier for Washington county, Mr. Gardner of Newport for Orleans county, Mr. Bush of Benson "for Rutland county, Mr. Austin of Richford for Franklin county. On motion of Hale K. Darling of Chelsea. Mr. Luce of Pomfret, who made the nomination, was empowered to cat one' ballot for Colonel Billings. The chair appointed a. a committee to escort Mr Bil'ing to the bar of the House to take the oath of office. Mr. Luce of Pomfret. Mr. O'Brien ft South Burlington and Mr. Dyer of Salisbury. In taking the speaker' chair, Sir. Billine said in part: "You have given me the greatest public honor that I have ever received, and I appreciate it. I know that I cannot carry out my dutie without your assistance and I ask you for it. We are here to pa- the best legislation for our state and to p it in as short a time a con sistently possible." In the Senate, Senator Kingslev was nominated by Senator N'ichol of Rut land county, and seconded by Sena tor Sherburne, lias, Dunham. Me Killup. Farnham and others. Kev. Jo seph Hamilton of White River Junc tion was unanimously elected chaplain of the Senate. At the conclusion of the organi- tion in both bram-bes, the usual rou tine of preliminary routine was car ried out. In the House, on motion of Mr. Potter of Pownal. it wa voted that the nil" of the kast session he the rules of the present session until other were adopted. A similar res olution wa adopted in the Senate. Then the two branches proceeded to notify each other that they were ready for busines. also to notify the rov -ernor that thinir had srt started. Th Hons adopted a joint resolution calling for a joint scssh-b Friday. Jan. 7. at 2:15 to receive the messaj-e of the incoming governor. Coarteay te Only Wemaa Member. The privilege of beinj th first to draw a rt m th Hons as cnrl-e-1 to Mis Kdna I- Beard of Oranf. ! the ftrt woman to sit a a Snea.hrr f Cotdaucd ia E.;!itU r;cl.