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TH BAR E VOL. XXIV. NO. 277. PERJURED TESTIMONY IN MOONEY CONVICTION ASSERTS ONE WITNESS John McDonald Swears in Affidavit That He Could i Not Identify Mooney As I Man He Saw With Suit- case Prior to Prepared- ness Day Parade in San Francisco in 1916. IDENTIFIED MOONEY IN THE TRIAL Now Says That District At torney Vickert, Who Prosecuted the Case, Forced Him to Make the Identification Confes sion of Perjury Secured By Mooney's Attorney. Xew York, Feb. 8. Frank P. Walsh cf counsel for Thomas .1. Mooney, eon victed of murder in Sun Francisco ii ronnection with I lie preparedness day bomb explosion in 1910, to-day tele graphed JSan Francisco authorities that cne of the witnesses in the case had ronfesKed that he had given perjured testimony at the trial. A San Fran cisco grand jury now is investigating charges of a cow-piracy to convict Mooney. According to Mr. Walsh, John Mc ponald, now a resident of Trenton, X. J., declared in an athdavit covering typewritten pages that the case (gainst Mooney was a "frame-up." "McDonald swore in his confession," Mr. Walsh said, "that he could not Identify Mooney as the man he had feci! with a suitcase prior to the pre paredness day explosion, although he Identified Mooney during the trial. lie pa id District Attorney Vickert, the San rancisco prosecutor, hail forced him Jo make the identification." Walsh quoted McDonald as faying ie stood in Stewart street, near the turner of Market in San Francisco at .bout t o'clock on the afternoon of July 22, 191(1. He said he saw a man ret a suitcase on the sidewalk, then, feccompanicd by another man, who fame from a saloon, walked away. McDonald said that he then walked flown Market street and in a short lime heard an explosion. He thought )i part of the preparedness day rele gation. Xevt day he met a police- fnan named Hextron and told him Ivhat he had seen, but asserted he (ould not identify the man. He was induced, Walsh quoted fur ther, to go to police headquarters, here he was questioned by District Attorney Fickert and Captain Math rwson and told them he did not know Mooney, who was suspected I He subsequently was taken to Moo- fiey'a cell and to that occupied by tiilings, another defendant. MeDon- hl asserted, according to Valli, that J-'iekert remarked, "These are the men foil saw!" Further McDonald is alleged to ha rtated, he was coached with other wit nesses in testimony to be given. He asserted he fixed the time of seeing the riiitcase dropped at "I :.iO o'chck in the f'.illings trial. In the Mooney trial, he stated that at the intnce of Assist ant District Attorney Kdward Ciinba. lie changed the time to 1 :."10 o'clock in prder to break Moonev's alibi. BARRETT WENDELL DEAD. prominent Educator and Author of Several Books. Boston. Feb. 8. Barrett Wendell, professor emeritus of Harvard univer sity, who had taught English liters lure for 37 years, died at his Lome here r-dav. Death wa due to anaemia, ((thick followed an illness of several s-eek. He was titt years of age. Professor Wendell was known as a cher by thousands of Harvard men and as a scholar by educators who had adopted in whole or part his pioneer rnethods of popularizing the study of terature. The alumni last June eltct rd him a member of (be board of over Seem of Harvard. He retired from ac ive teaching in HIT. His standng a a scholar wa inter tat'inal end in IHO-I I'.fU't he lectured at Cambridge university. England, and t the Sorlsmtie n other French uni versities. Follow inff this iit he kmif Joe hook. "The France of To fat. !ji-t year he was given the de free of . by Strasbourg univer sity. He had previously leen g'ten IUe decree of I.itt. H. ly Columbia and Jlarvard. fie irradiated frr.ni Htrtard in lT7 in t'i with President A. reiK I.., will. )! fjn his tcac-li- Ing in Jsfl n. coi'iniied it until his , fetirewent. fii r.rr i" t"rp I-itt " dv.pmsr f'-m cue .f p rf nrctorv ltendnv 10 a i,;r-e tl,t was sy crowded. I! wt.. several Vioks. GREAT BRITAIN WILL NOT ENTER CONTEST OVER BIG NAVIES Sir Philip Gibbs, British War Corres pondent, Declared Before House Naval Committee. Washington, D. C, Feb. 8. Great Britain will not undertake to race with the United States for sea power, Sir Philip Gibbs, British war correspond ent, declared to-day before the House naval committee. Kngland hasn't the money, he said, and most Knglishmcn do not regard the American navy as a menace. He said that before any agreement for disarmament could be reached by the principal power the Russian ques tion would have to be settled and the Russian people drawn back into the family of nations. Representatives of the Russian so viet should by all means be included in any conference to discuss disarma ment, he declared. He characterized the Russian red army as "the greatest military menace in the world" and said that present conditions in Russia were producing great numbers of profes sional soldiers. There is a spirit of revolt, entirely apart from Bolshevism in Europe to day because of the general fear of an other war, he declared, and- the people felt that they had been betrayed in the last war, because they had been told that it was a war to end war. "The burden of armament in Eu rope is greater to-day than it was in 1914." he asserted. "F.ngland is spend ing 280,000 pounds a year on its military-naval establishment. This sum is more than twice the entire nation al budget for all purposes before the war." In Mesopotamia, he said. Great Brit ain is spending 40,0OQ,0O0 pounds a year for military purpose's. An invitation from the United States for a disarmament conference would meet with the approval of most of the people of Great Britain, he continued, although some sections of the govern ment are opposed to the general idea of disarmament. Discussing the future of the Brit ish navy, he said that the English peo ple did not consider another naval bill to provide a strong and supreme navy necessary because "they realiie that Great Britain's chief menace, the Ger man navy, has been crushed forever." He added that there had been much discussion in England lately about the idea of a big American navy but that "most of our people do not regard the American navv a menace. ATTEMPTED TO STEAL GIRL'S BODY FROM GRAVE Ghouls Got It Part Way Out of Coffin and Then Gave Up the Attempt at Maiden, Mass. Maiden, Mass., Feb. 8. A ghoulish entrv to the fresh grave of Kather ine V. Brown of Everett, a 17-year-old girl, who died a few days ago of sleep ing sickness and was buried at the Holy Cross cemetery here yesterday, was disclosed to-day. The invaders came in the night, dug into the new grave to a depth of four feet before thev uncovered the coffin. tore open the upper cover and appar ently attempted to drag the girl's body out. It was tound with head and shoulders out of the opening appar ently wedged in such manner that those who were responsible for the at tempt were unable to extricate it. footprints in the snow that had fallen overnight led across the ceme tery to the road where they were lost. TO RAISE $35,000,000 In Order to Readjust Affairs of Good year Tire Co. New York. Feb. "8. Plans for re adjustment of the financial affair of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company include issuance of prior preference stock, sinking fund debentures and mortgages totalling $S.".(MHI,0o0, coun sel for the company announced here,1 to-day. The plan, which has been tinder con sideration for several sivkn, will be carried out under supervision of a bank creditors' committee. An intimation that an agreement had been reached was given ycstday in various finan cial quartern. The prior preference stock will amount to 3.".(dN.0in and two mort gages, each of $2.i.0 K.000, will oe negotiated to pay off bank debts. The mortgages will bear interest at eight per rent and will be of ten and 20 years duration, respectively. Counsel expressed the opinion that the plan would work out for the bene fit of both company and creditor, and would put the former on a firm foun dation for future opera I 'in.'. TALK OF THE TOW N "How do you g"t that war?"" wa the query put to Arthur Foley and Kichard H.trtry hy Judge E. L. Scott in municipal court this morning, when the two men were brought before him charged with intoxication. "Drinking denatured alcohol. i the joint re sponse. "I tboucht that i used to kt-cp radiators from frreiing; said the judye. "Well, we weren't fmi la-t eteniPr. retorted one of them. The men mere rharped with a u!-qtient oTen-e of intoxication, to which they pleaded guilty, and. being unable to Pv a fine, r.aj to accept a DO-dav im prionmert in the nonnty jail in Mont- rIr. Ilwir sentence t jr n th u erfin. Foir rue his b ,tr a Mont !-'prlr an4 lisney "auywhrre on the wetem he mip3ere." GERMANY WILL PARTICIPATE In the Allied Conference on Reparations in London March 1 EXPECTS TO DISCUSS ITS OWN PROPOSAL Such an Assertion Is Made in Acceptance An nounced To-day Berlin, Feb. 8. The German govern ment has accepted the invitation to participate in the allied conference on reparations in London on March 1, it was announced to-day. The government, in sending its ac ceptance, sets forth its supposition that the negotiations will include dis cussion of the German counter pro posals. HEAVILY GUARDED CARS OPERATED Crowd Jeered and Someone Threw a Rock in Albany, N. Y., To-day. Albany, N. V.. Feb. 8.- Heavily guarded by mounted police and patrol men in automobiles, the first car to be operated by the United Traction com pany since its employes went on strike a week ago last Saturday left the North Albany carbarns to-day amid a crowd of more than 100 jeering men. The car, manned by strikebreakers, was nearly tilled with company guards. The windows were Bcreened. The car had hardly left the barn when the crowd swarmed about it, making it necessary for the motorman to stop it to escape injuring the pedes trians. Mounted police quickly cleared the way and the car resumed its jour ney. A rock, hurled at the car,' missed its mark. Word from Troy indicated that the first car which left the Lansiugburg barn at about the same time had pro ceeded only a short distance when forced to stop because of a trolley wire being down. The company began operations to day, upon order of the public service commission, with H00 men imported from New York City. The strikers number 1500. Three strikebreakers, working on an emergency wagon repairing a trolley in troy, had an encounter with a policeman with the result that two went to a hospital and the other to the station house. Two cars were stoned by a mob in South Troy and the crew of strike breakers was driven off one of them. HUNGARY PROTESTS TO UNITED STATES Concerning the Manner of Deportation of Aliens from the United States. Washington, D. C, Feb. . Repre sentations have been made to the state department by the Hungarian govern ment concerning the manner of depor tation of aliens from the United States. The representations, which were transmitted through the Swedish min ister here, said the liberty of deported aliens aboard vessels permitted them to organize propaganda against the gov ernments of Europe which had pro- luced certain undesirable results in Hungary. The state department was asked to have aliens segregated aboard vessels when deported. Because of what officials described as the vagueness of the representations and the absence of American jurisdic tion over the aliens once they leave American shores, it is not regarded as likely that the state department will comply with the Hungarian govern ment's remiest. IN SUPREME COURT Arguments Finished in Rutland Coun ty Case. Arguments were finished this morn ing in supreme -ourt at Motitwlier in the Rutland county cae of Edmundi brothers s. Fred U. Smith and other. This rase started lat week, but oin to Uk of time could not be com pleted. Arguments were commenced tin morning in the Chittend.n count v -ae of the Western Tebphone lomjuiny -.!" "rC lohn E. Itelle. Bill of complaint onidr- T' an injunction. Bntham to Talk in Boston. KIIort S. Rriphata, state commis- ion f agriculture, expects to leave I Thursday mornin? f ir Ikistun, wbereiwbKh instituted ats.ut three jr rent he will address the annual w inVr meeting of the Associated Arrieultural ; Societies cf Massachusetts, which w ill be held at IlortMxltnral hall that nine. Mr. Bri.-'ism's m' jsr-t will lie. "Pn-cress rf Kradicatirg fiotin Til bcrrutosis I nder She Ain-reJitcJ Herd I'bn." HAUUE, VERMONT, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, SENATE CONFERS WITH HARTNESS Over Appointment of C. W. Brooks of Keene, N. H., as Highway Commissioner TO TAKE PLACE OF STODDARD BATE3 Senator Sherburne of Orange County Refuses to Join in Conference Gov. Hartness and the Senate held a conference to-day at the State House in Montpelier, at which the name of C. W. Brooks of Keene, K. II., was pro posed as the new appointee to take the place of Stoddard Bates as state highway commissioner. The conference was hold in the executive chamber and was the result of a message sent to the Senate this morning by Gov. Hartness, in which, it is understood, there were several new appointments, including that of (apt. Harold P. Sheldon of Fair Haven, one of Vermont's promi- ncnt norm war veterans, as siau- -;wouW ,lave in-J years old in May. and game commissioner to succeed, Linus Leavens, who has oceupi,d that 'Her maiden name was Felch. She was office for the last four years. j born and always lived in the neighbor Senator Sherburne was the only J hood where she died. In her younger member of the upper body of the IeR-;d ghe waa a teacher. She voted at lslature who refused the governors call i ' , . , .. , . , ... to the executive chamber. The senator from Orange county sat quietly in his seat and refused to budge when, tlrst, Lieut. -Gov. Foote and, later, the secre tary of civil and military affairs, Jul ius Willcox, came to him and requested him to visit the executive chamber. "I am here in my seat." said Senator Sherburne; "if Gov. Hartness wants to talk to me he can come here." The message from the governor ar rived in the Senate the first thing this morning, but it. was not taken up in executive session until the regular bus iness of tl morning had been disposed of. Then the Senate held a very short executive session and followed this by trouping the length of the hall to the executive chamber. When the senators were inside, the doors were closed and the senators were closeted with the governor for about an hour. The conference in the executive chamber followed the introduction in the House this morning of H. 222, which would take the office out of the appointment class and make it elec tive by the general assembly. A routine session in the House dis posed of the bills on the calendar in short order. The only break in the routine came when Mr. Bradley of Swanton tried to save the measure re pealing the bounty , on black bears, which was under an adverse report. Mr. Bradley moved that t-he bill tja ordered to lie, but the House refused the mo tion and then rejected the bill by a large vote. The House passed: S. 11, providing that banks mav invest in the chartered banks of Canada; H. 61, relating to the open season for trout, relating to tak ing or ' possessing of partridge and woodcock; II. 120, relating to the com missioner of industries; H. 103 (as amended, relating to the appointment of notaries public; II. 1HM, relating to the ttrftion of non'resident pupils; H. 180, relating to expenses of Candidates for nomination for state offices. One of the bills which appeared in th Senate this morning was S. (il, re pealing the direct primary and pro viding for the old convention style of nominating candidates, but provides for primaries to be held on the fourth Tuesday in August to elect delegates to the convention- to nominate repre sentatives to Congress, state and coun ty officers, etc. "S. tj;. By Senator Williams of Rut land county, would increase the salaries cf probate judges. The Washington county judge would be increased from $1,400 to $2,100. MORE APPOINTMENTS As Chairman of State Board of Chari ties and Probation. Gov. Hartness to-day designated Thomas Magner of Burlington as chairman of the state brd of chari ties and probation. Mt. Magner was a member of the original board, sp- I pointed in .lune, 101", and was reap pointed for the term of five years end ing Jan. Ml, 1023. Gov. Hartness a No announced the appointment oi the following gentle men as mcmliers of the state fair com mission for the term ending .Ian. 31, 1024: Thomas Bra dice of Burlington. Willis N. Cady of Middlebury. Henry L. Hatch of Randolph, George It. Ihins more of St. Albans and Fred L. Par melee of Putney. Mr. Parmelee, the new member of the commission, is the repre entative from Iutnev in the present Houe. He I was born in New Haven. Conn., in I 178. educated in the New Haven pub lic M-hooU and moved to Putii"v in 1000. Mr. Parmelee is a farmer br ecu- .Ai n. lb- is n Republics. "s re - centlv elected a justice of the peace for the fourth suc-e.ve term, and is a member of the school board .f ,i, u n I In ,nn,l. N Ii ill, am. cf Bellows Falls. Bull Bill Passed House. With the exception of a brief but spirited lerate on ii. nil, ui ignea io . prevent bull running at large, thelfi House yesterday afternoon stuck close- .,, hpr Natives survnimr are brr par ly to routine and di-poed of one ofjrnt Mr. and Mrs. William Dawson. largest Monday afternoon ralen- en bills were pa-sed. seven or-'t Idercd to a third reading and four or- dered to Ie for amendment or (he present of their authors. Mr. Martin -a;Ied the bull bill. sarit'C it was favored bv and f the'aunt Mrs James -im of Toronto, w ho bemtil t wner of rcrrstred herds. of the tattle in Vermont and about 2-"i j Fur-eral services will be b'd from per ent of tbe .w ners. thus working a tbe hon at li 1 Brook street V ed w - 1 hard-hp on 75 per fvnt of the diry'.'ay afternoon at 2-' o'clock. Ret .' men ot the stji!-. Mr. ai, of W etbcs'je also op- p.-d th" !! 1 and Mr. Warner ot Lod (Vnt fined -a fourth TAR AND FEATHERING SUIT INSTITUTED Bernard W, Field, Who Recently Left Arlington for Chester, Seeks $20, 000 Damages from Six Men. Arlington, Feb. 8. A. tar and feath ers party conducted by citizens of this rural community because of a man's al leged friendliness with the wife of an other is described in a suit just filed in the Windsor county courts. Bernard W. Field, who left the town recently and went to Chester, says he was the victim of the public punishment which he says was administered by 23 men who waylaid him on the road outside the town on the evening ot Jan. zti took him into a field and partly stripped him, then daubed hint with tar and rubbed in feathers, making the skin and hair a tangled mass. Field names six men in his suit by which he seeks to obtain $20,000 dam ages. The men have been served with the papers and have given bond. TIIETFOflD'S OLDEST WOMAN DEAD AT 101 Mrs. Elizabeth Newcomb Would Have Been 102 in May She Voted at the Last Election. Thetford, Feb. 8. Iif the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Neweomb, Thetford loses her oldest citizen. Mrs. Neweomb the last election. Two daughters sur vive, Mrs. Emma Thurston, with whom she lived, and Mrs. Ann Coombs, and one granddaughter, Miss Emma Coombs. PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE Has Taken Up Her Dutiea in Bane Under Red Cross Auspices. A public health nurse has been en gaged by the Barre branch of the American Red Cross, and to-day Miss Elizabeth Maloney of Boston began to aetiuaiut herseir with Barre physicians and officials with whom she will come in contact more or less in carrying on her work. Since the roll call of the Red Cross in Barre the local branch has been try ing to locate a nurse qualified for the duties, and find that Miss Maloney is well qualified for the position which at present is a difficult one. In 1007 Miss Maloney graduated from the Charlesgate hospital in lam bridge, Mass., as a trained nurse. Later she took the postgraduate course in public health work, Simmons college and since then haf been jjeneaeed con. tinually in public health and9 active field work in both North and South Boston. Miss Malonev comes here well . recommended hv the Boston In struction District Nursing association, with which she has been affiliated Public health work is entirely new in this city, and many people do not understand its importance. The pur pose of the nurse is to instruct in san itation and hygiene, to instruct young mothers in pre-natal matters, and guard the health of children up to school age. It differs from the duties of district nurse, as supported by the Barre Worn an s club until about a year ago, in that it is chiefly work of instruction and not bedside nursing. Miss Malo n ii r ii' i 1 1 lu. f,M i t rr i A Infilrtinf inn. toJanv fHmUy or pPr,on during it, and for the present there will be no charges to the people. 1 lie Barre chap ter of the Red Cross will finance the work, havinsr funds available from the last roll call. Miss Maloney will have headquar ters at the tommunity house on Spaulding street, and it as soon as possible will begin duties. Without the cooperation of the Barre physi cians and the people in general Miss Maloney declared - this morning, good effective work could not be accom plished. GREENSBORO MAN KILLED IN FALL Reuben Curtis Slipped and Fell Head long Down the Cellar Stairs, Dying Very Soon. Greensboro, Feb. 8. Reuben Curtis. 41, was instantly killed yesterday when he slipped and fell headlong down the cellar stairs. His head hit against the stone cellar wall and when his wife had reached his side he had breathed his last His wife and two daughters survive him. ' ILL SINCE OCEAN TRIP Mrs. James Duff Died in Barre Yester day Morning. Mrs.. ,lane Puff, wife of .lame Iu3. 'and a resident of this city for four "'"ntha. passed away at Tiie home oi :,"'r sister in law. Mrs. John Gray, of I J-' 15rook tT,rt , y"day morning i rnm B ,1Inr d,ln Wk ' I1' : J-me she e.n. to this country. Mr,. frm Aberdeen, Scotland, which devel oped to a more serious stage after the oiesn oyage. She was lorn in Aberdeen. Scotland, r. vears ago. I'ii1cs tier husband. (, ao rears, and children, James, jr.. Evelyn. 10 months. Vr. W. Fraser and Acnes Dawson, sisters, and a brother. William Dasson. all of Ab.-rd-en. a well a a'l int,r Mrs. James Smith of Ijein0n. Hiindell. w h is en f the hii:he-t Ma.. the si-ter in law with whom tlie'psxl labor k-ader in the Uncled tatf-. derrad had trade her home, and rt.n i-tsd on ev Mienr utwartlxd f ls-n with Mrs. IhjfT for the isttf o weks jm. M'N. Kittre!?e. rMtr f tlr lYrsbylerian , J nr.. ofVint lf-e idr wiil " in tf-e tan"; .: ll-nti.d to mt lu?ial Hj-r rrmeterj. 1921. SCHOOL BOARD WILL FIX TAX City Council Recedes From Plan to Say How Much Shall Be Spent FORMER CALLED IT INTERFERENCE So Charter Will Be Amend , ed Merely to Raise Pos sible Tax to $1.35 On a protest by the city school com missioners, the Barre city Council last night voted to recede from its posi tion of seeking through charter amend ment to assess the annual tax for school purposes as "in its judgment' seemed advisable, the proposed amend ment taking the right out of the hands of the commissioners to determine the amount. 'As the matter now stands the legislation to be sought of the leg islature will be merely to raise the limit of school taxation from $1 to $1.3.7 on the dollar of the grand list The school commissioners in the first place had asked for $1.50 limit. The bill now in the legislature had been amended by the committee on ed ucation so that the city council would have to assess not less than three fourths of the amount recommended bv the school commissioners, that amendment having been added all un beknownst to either the city council or the commissioners and the bill hav ing been passed by the House and sent to the Senate. In appearing beore the city council last night, the commissioners stated their resentment at what seemed to them a reflection on their judgment as to what amount of money is needed by the citv schools and their objection to being deprived of a long-established privilege of determining the amount needed each vear for the schools. They also expressed displeasure at not being called into conference on the amend ment giving the citv council the lew ing authority and themselves only the recommendatory power. They said thev had supposed the onlv amend ment to be made to the charter was to raise the maximum school tax from $1 to $1.35, and thev had found an other change giving the city council the right to assess the tax "in its judgment.' The commissioners want ed to know whether their judgment wasn't good enough The commissioners said, further more, that they intended to go before the legislature and fight for the right to determine the amount of tax to be raised for the city schools, if the city council persisted in the plan. In explaining the action of the board of aldermen, Chairman Scott 'of the legislation committee said they felt that the city council, having the power to assess the city tax, should have the right to fix the levy for each and every department of the city, schools in cluded; that the amendment conferring the power on the council to fix, the school tax was to act as a check on any school board which might be in office and was not a reflection on the pres ent board of commissioners. Tie agreed, however, that the school board ought to have been consulted on that pro posed change. In conclusion Alderman Scott said that since the action had been taken by the city there had developed in the city council a desire to recede from that position; and in furtherance of that desire he, later on in the meet ing, moved that a member of the coun cil be sent to Montpelier to have the charter amendment framed merely to cover the proposed raise in the maxi mum fax from $1 to $1.3.). On mo tion of Alderman Keast, Alderman Scott was designated as such mem ber. So, after a brief discussion over pro posed increase in fire insurance on the school buildings, the conference be tween the city council and the school commissioners ended most amicablv. Other business before the citv coun cil in one of the final meetings of the present administration was slight. A resolution relating to departments! ap propriations was ordered to a second reading. This resolution calls for $2."0 for sewers, the same for the South Main street bridge, $.100 for salarie and $100 for printing- and stationery. The building inpector reported two minor permits granted in Januarv. Among the bills ordered psid wa one for JPl.o4.i to meet the poor de partment expenses for .Tanuarv. Oth ers were: t.ranite avings Hank & Tru-t Co., $1,039.01 for interest 4i $.r.000 notes; J. F. Spencer. $3H; street pavroll. $"01.02; engineering pay. $17.0; wster par, $10.1.70; fire men's v. $10fi..V; poln-e pv. $S.Y8."; C. K lWth. 20; Miss Gridlev, 2rt; T. M. Gilbertson, $11.40. BR1DELL SENTFACED TO SERVE FIVE YEARS President of Building Trades Council Wat Convicted of Extortion From Buildei. .ew lork eh. rJooerr r. irin- dell, president of the Bmldir.g Trade J rmimil, coniced of extortion from 1 builders, was sentenced today by Su j prcme tViurt Justice McAvov to scrv. from five t ten Tears in state ptieon ; II i eoon--l announced that an ap - sl would 1 taken. bv the !kwod W-tislative remit- in its investi-atma of the botH n; 1 trad Hundreds of his itwn.;s jae him a d"m - t rt ion as be was led from the criminal courts Im.M across the ( bridge .f sih t the I xi ! Sorrir- slt Bxt..TjeJ th ,airt of miwl ' I t.tm. ter. c-birf ecu n-l for tbe ) prcvit !. an f iSmr wae a Moftw ot 1 !. STATE UNIVERSALIST MINISTERS IN BARRE Held Important Conference Relative to the Progress of the De nomination. The final session of the Universalist ministerial conference of the Btate of Vermont, which has been held during the last two days with the Barre Uni versalist church, closed at noon to-day, after a session that was filled with dis cussions and business. The conference opened yesterday aft ernoon with the selection of the confer ence committee. At 2:15 Rev. George F. Fortier, superintendent, addressed the gathering on "Policies." Russell L. Davison, A. B., principal of Goddard seminary, was next on the program and he spoke on "The New Goddard," being followed by Homer C. Ladd of Barre, who discussed briefly "The Min ister's Job from a Layman's Stand point By One Who Has Both Hired and Fired." Rev. W. A. Cate of St. Johns bury took as his topic "Japan," a sub ject with which the speaker dealt as one who has both seen and experienced. last evening the 7:30 mass meeting was somewhat delayed through the re tarded arrival of the speaker of the evening, Dr. John Smith Lowe of Bos ton, general superintendent, on account of a late train. The order of the evenings service was as follows: 1, organ selection; 2, hymn, "How firm a roundation; J, prayer, Rev. Mr. Stetson; 4, "In the Cross of Christ We Glory," soprano and tenor duet by Miss Betty Brown and Principal R. L. Davison, both of God dard seminary; 5, address by Dr. John Smith Lowe; 6, "The Lord is My Light," soprano solo by Miss Betty Brown; 7, hymn, "In the Cross of Christ I Glory;" 8, benediction by Dr. Lowe. In introducing Dr. Lowe, Rev. F. 0. Hokerk, pastor of the local church, characterized the speaker as "one who is filled with fiery seal for his mes sage." Mr. Hokerk's statement was well borne out by Dr. Lowe as he took the platform and held his audience en tranced throughout his address. He laid special emphasis on the newly-started drive of the Universalist church for greater membership; his whole speech was based on the topic, "Crusade." In brief, he touched upon the recent changes in the spirit of the Universalist church of the whole world the birth of a new spirit of confidence and of its recent and future accom plishments. This is an age of great accomplishments, an age when people are beginning to believe that nothing is impossible. With this in mind the Universalist churches a year and a half ago went to work and raised a fund of a million and a quarter, and with another idea in mind that where one great accomplishment ends, another starts off, a drive was initiated at the national convention at Baltimore this year whose crv was. "."0,(XI0 new mem bers by Detro'it 1021." He pleaded with the members and adherents of the church to get behind the pastor and push. The success of the whole crusade lies in the adoption and application of four qnaHtiesT-irthe spirit of Jesus Christ; 2, the spirit of confidence; 3, the spirit of persevering determination expressing itself in co operation; 4, the spirit of organization, so that the pressure of organization might be felt by each of the individuals which constitute its units, and spur them on to greater deeds. In answering the question, Why this crusade for new members! Dr. Lowe closed, making very clear that the purpose of it all was not that the church might sit back and gloat over its accomplishment, but that it might re-discover the teachings of Jesus Christ and more ably apply them to j present day life. Iwenty I tnversalist ministers nau reported tor the conference oy tnis noon. They found lodging with several of the members and attendants of the church. The final session of the conference ( opened this morning at 8:30 o'clock with Rev. R. F. Johonnot. D. D.. speak ing on "'4 he Ministers Relation to the Business Fnd of the Church." Follow - ng this number came devotional serv ices led ny Kev. t. A. rMinmons, in- hiding a solo bv Mrs. W. M. Holden. Rev. F. A. Haen. pastor of the Feder ated church of Richmond, took as a topic. "A Unified Community Religious Life." The round table. Rev. John S. Lowe, D. 1)., presiding, then went into session for the treatment of the sub ject, "The Murray Anniversary Cru sade," a discussion of the motives, or ganization and most valuable meth ods of handling the crusade in individ ual churches and parishes. The last number on the conference program was a business meeting of all Univeralt ministers, licentiates and lav preachers, all of whom are mem- bers of the conference, with respect toj.1,,,,0 27. but as it was dark ine OiM'Ussion. uuopiion nnu rr-jmiou of several resolutions, and other impor tant business. ' Resolutions were passed (li thanking the people of Barre for their cordial en tertaiflment of the conference (2 promising support to the movement to ecure a more adequate censorship of moving picture films coming into the J state and urging that advertisement Jrit v until the mysterious letter came of films Ite included in the censorship j last night, divulging the information (31 prom i'ing support to the movement ;that the writer believed Mr. Braley to to prohibit commercialized eport upon 1 1 living in that city. So far as rel Sunday but warning against any re-, stives and friends of Mr. Braley in turn to oppressive blue laws (41 op- j ltrre are aware, there was no reason ing the proposed program of introduc hv he i-houid seek to maintain a ing religious instruction during the j mystery about himself although it is tune of the public school. 1 J. 0. BIL0DEAU & CO. STOCK Notice of Further Issue Filed With Set-1 - (try. j 11 liilixbau A Co., Inc., has filed' 't probable iit local parties will w it h the wretary of state an aihdav t . wnd Mr. Stewart the description ot ripseI i-ue of -fi:l st.xk t.'dc-'.icd they wish to do their psrt the amount ,f six shares at ! a toward ilrsrii.; up a mvterv which share, five of thco shares to g to J.!ha . Hi,lean and one t Ihiman J. I'.ilo b-ai!. these hr-s iw,nu a portion f ' the .t slmr-is sold tv Ku lide N. Risk to J. O. It l.lcau k Co.. Inc., on Jsmi aiv The pai-eis are sn-d by 4. hiWou ard L"na II. Jentiin-. !.. The International AnmobiV lliU. I m . of H ,j.hate. bs fr mi h lb- e-ntary of.siate an tela tit pro) .-ed is-ue of rarnal Moii to the ani.sunt if sl.arc-s at $!" each, lo: ca - k to the amiBt of sfcaie ( st.sk at f-T IV St.fte, t t t V. J. B. t'orora H '.!! i ..t a rjm'j t.f lb 4ifsto,. Hfr-eJ th PRICE, TWO CENTS. THINKS BRALEY IN PORTLAND Man Writing From Far Western City Asksx for Description of Him is quit' Positive r VLEY IS THERE W ier Letter Is Hoax or .tcere Opinion Remains in Doubt The mystery regarding the disappear ance of Fred N. Bralcy, formerly a well known Barre man, who was last heard from in San Francisco in January, 1910, and many of whose private papers, jammed into two fruitjars, were found in an old trench in Macleay park, Port land, Ore., last summer, was somewhat heightened by receipt last night by Mayor Langley of a letter from Charles W. Stewart of North Portland, Ore., asking for a description of Mr. Braley and expressing the belief that Mr. Bra lcy is living in Portland, despite the theory advanced last summer in the far western city that he had been mur dered. The letter from Mr. Stewart is type written and appears to be a labored ar tide or else purposely misspelled, poor ly aligned and otherwise made to ap pear like the work of a novice in the use of a typewriter. Not a single cap ital letter is employed in tha whole letter and very little punctuation ap pears. Mr. Stewart calls upon some rel ative for "a full discription" of the missing man. The letter is written on heavy commercial stationery and is as follows: feb. i; i02i mr mayor ben Vermont say mr, mayor will you fs have some relative of the missing banker fred n braley send mee a full discription of him with photo i am tjuite positive mr, braley is liveing in portland to avoid mistakes describe him. yours truly diaries w stewart 4ti union ave north portland Oregon The address on the envelope was to, the mayor of barre verr...i while the return address, in ink. was C. W. Stewart, 40 union ave North Portland, Oregon. The use of capital letters in the nanawritmg on the outside of the en velope indicates that the writer of the typewritten letter was somewhat fa maliar at least with the use of capital letters and gives color to the belief that he was either a novice on the typewriter or that the machine used was devoid of the capital letter key. Whether the letter is a hoax or whether it represents the honest belief of some person who has been led to believe that Fred N. Braley is alive and living in Portland is, of course, merely a matter of conjecture. There are many in Barre who believe that Mr. Braley alive and has merely chosen to re- main without communication with his relatives and friends in Barre and vi- cinity. His Barre relatives and friends heard from him the lant time in a letter written from the Chancellor hotel in San Francisco on Jan. 21, 1010, when le wrote that he was about to leave for Portland. He had gone away frg Barre in December, 10IS, after rj ing as vice-president of the Peoy tional bank and after dispo some of his interests, here. He leaving here that he was going! far west. From Jan. 21. 1010. nothi heard from or about him unl summer when the two fruit jarl lv clccd and filled with pnv pers, including a will made tel ago, two watches and other besides numerous papers were ril in a secluded part of Macleav n Portland when a Portland dri.l clerk. Ben Bechtell, stumbled hole while wandering through the The hole, resembling somewhn" grave, was ,VKI yards from a tra path and was covered with roti bark. Bechtell fell into the holel not make an examination, return) later, his jruriosity being aroused, find the two glass fruit jars, which and a companion took back to Port! land ana eventually turned over V Attorney George Gearhart, 600 Henrj building in that city. Since that time there has been no further report from the far estern known that during the later years ot his long residence in Barre he had no confidants. At the time of the discovery of the fmit jr in Macleay park the ere published i.road.a.t in that , citv and elsewhere throughout itiecoun- perplexed Mr. Bralev's friends here 'f..r s l.'.ri time, "some people believe !.., Mr Mrsl'v. dipli-a-ed at the pub j,tT g!cn him through the discovery 0f ()tf ,,,t j4r containing many of v.. pteleis . maintain s,jrne . .. Appoictrr.eat in Caledonia Cevaty. 1 he baTd of chant and prohatum bate appo'nted lr. John M. Allen wf Johftsbarr in bate i!ur,f of piooatn-rsTs in t !-!... .j cummy to t-.II tt,r ta-ai t caused by the a'ssemv of Arthur V "stuie f M, t.ol,'irj . w h I- in i ivi ia.