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UA1UIE, VERMONT, Fit ID AY, FEBRUARY 11, 1921. PRICE, TWO CENTS. VOL. XXIV.-NO. 280. THE BARME DAI LY . - .. GERMANY STARTS MOVE TO DICKER WITH ALLIES OVER WARREPARA TIONS jTentative Offer Apparent . lv Put Out As a Feeler Is for Payment of $37,- 500,000,000, Including All i She Has Already Paid in , Cash and Goods. WITH PAYMENT EXTENDING OVER THIRTY YEARS 'Threat Made That If Allies Will Not Consider Count er Proposal Germany Will Absent Herself From Conference in Lon don on March 1. Berlin, Feb. 11 (By the Asscoiated Tress). The' ministry of finance has reached the conclusion that the utmost sum Germany can pay in reparations is l.)0,OOO,0O marks", including all she lias so far paid in cash and goods, ac cording to information which the Deutsch Zeitung says it has received from a special source. This sum would be paid off in thir ty years under the plan outlined by the newspaper's informant, who also is quoted as declaring that the proposal to pay it would he submitted to the authorities at Paris for the purpose cf learning whether the coming Lon don conference on reparations will per mit of its consideration along with the allied proposals adopted at the recent Paris conference. Refusal to allow consideration of the German counter proposal would result in Germany absenting herself from the Iondon conference, set for March 1, 'the newspaper declares it has learned. It acids that Germany would then suggest that the United States le called in as an arbitrator for the purpose of preventing the entente from adopting measures such as an in vasion of the Ruhr district, which it declares would be looked upon by Ger jinnny as an act of war which would jpositivcly destroy the treaty of Ver i (..lilies. The suggestion that the United States be invited to mediate fails to arouse enthusiasm in the conservative, ; industrialist organ Die Post, which ex presses fear that rhe American verdict 'in such a case, vvhilu deciding on a ,sum between that submitted by Ger , many and the entente figures would ibe more likely to incline toward the 'sum the entente is demanding. Belief is expressed by Die Post that .even if this reputed offer by Germany iwere to be accepted she would be fix ling her signature to an obligation 'which would be impossible for her to meet. "American mediation would onlv- bel welcome," says this newspaper, "if we could ascertain the American at 'titude in advance. We do not want to repeat the mistake of 19IK."' In the Deutsche Zeitung article the suggestion was made that, while the .entente was extremely desirious about the Ixindon conference it was not un likely that the deliberations would lie .postponed to a date around the middle 'f March in order to give the new .Washington government an opportuni ty to participate in them. ALLIES' TERMS DEFINED No Intention to Create Tax on Ger man Exports. Paris. Feb. II. Louis Loucheur. who as minister of the liberated regions a- 'fisted Premier Rriand and the other members of the allied supreme council in fixing the German reparations, ex- 'plained to the Associated Press to-day his definition of Germany payments on her exports. "It seems that the terms of the varia ble annuity of 11 per cent on exports , is imperfectly understood abroad, ' lie said. "It never was a question to create, or oblige Germany to create, a tax on exports. What was nought ua to establish (Germany's capacity for ypsyment. Therefore, we divided the annuity into two part, one fixed, which is an irrodnribU minimum which lias been established on figures cljse, although below, those prepared by the American expert during the peace con ference. which always bate been re garded as the least t.ermany must pay Ihe second part of the annuity called the variabl' i to be calculated at .ne chrc of each six months prriid by tak ing 12 per cent of th til export during the six month."" ' No tax was to be laid upon anp spe cific export, nor were exjrts to diiie. rtit eotintrifa taken into considers. .on. M. lxiibeiir MM. It s inp!r percentage cm the globular figure of the German nation's foreign m!o. A numlK-r of onr g lady friend met t the h.irc of' M s. F.iria B-rh lat evening to hc-p her oehbrate Her !! birthday. ;m-". iIiik iTiC and singing kolpcd pass the evening amy. Re freshment were -MeJ ami at a U ksjr the parly bive tip with gl wibr f.r Mi- li-rh YOU SHOULD WEAR ,, MITTENS ON YOUR FEET, GIRLS Boston, Fob. 11. Every stock ing should be shaped like a mit ten with , place for the big toe to prevent deformities of the feet, was advice given to the Girls' City club by Dr. Kcn drick, an osteopath of this city. Stockings made in the modern way, like bags, are the sources of many woes, he said. JOB HUNTERS ARE ON HARDING'S TRAIL Also the PersonsWho Are Wont to Give Advice Are Making a Pest of Themselves. St. Augustine, Fla., Feb. 11. The quadriennial tidal wave of office seek ers and advice givers that always en gulfs a president-elect on the eve of his inauguration is rising steadily about Warren G. Harding's headquar ters here. Screened away from Marion by the conferences of "best minds" and then held at bay for three weeks while Mr. Harding was on vacation, the rush of the job-hungry and the hobby-rid ders promises now to assume the pro portions of a deluge. Its force is not softened by the circumstances that Re publieanisnr' has not tasted of the plums of patronage for eight years. With just three weeks remaining be fore the advent of the new adminis tration more than one of the aspiring is becoming less and less confident ot his prospects and is taking his case into his own hands with a certain touch of desperation. So Mr. Harding's appoint .flit list, even after it has been boiled down and spread out to dry by his secretaries, has assumed large propor lions. Many of those having engagements to see him nave been summoned for conversation on serious problems, but the president-elect prides himself on being a good listener and he wants to be accessible to everyone. Consequently a goodly proportion of the people he feels compelled to see are those who want something for themselves or for their friends and who insist on presenting their case even though the selection of a cab inet and the preparation of an in augural address must wait. Despite the influx of visitors, how ever, Mr. Harding expects to keep a portion of each day for work on his own choosing and another period for exercise, lo offset his heavy, appoint ment list to-day he arranged a golf game for the afternoon and planned to take an automobile ride before din ner. He came back from his vacation in fine spirits and apparently in perfect condition physically. As a precaution, however, Dr. E. C. Sawyer of Marlon, who has accompanied him on every pre vious trip away from home since his nomination, is expected to come to St. Augustine next week to remain until inauguration. NEW ARGUMENT FOR DA Y LIGHT SAVL G Deterrent of Crime, Says Superintend ent of Police in Bos- - ton. Boston. Feb. 11. A new aigumcnt for daylight saving was advanced to day by Superintendent of Police Mi chael IT. Crowley, who said it was a deterrent of crime. Crimes are ,mot numerous in the fall and winter month when nights are longest, he said. Criminals prefer working under cover of darkness and by adding an ex tra hour of daylight to early evening when the largest number of persons are about there is a natural reduction in offenses during those hours. NEWELL BUSH. Bethel Young Woman and Wprld War Veteran Married. Bethel, Fell. II. Arthur R. Newell and Miss F.dna C. Bush were married last evening at the home of Mrs. Hen ry W. Davis, the bridegroom's mother, by Rev. .1. Wesley Miller, the complete Methodist single ring aervieec being used. They were attended by Miss Constance Newell, the bridegroom's 10-. year-old daughter, and Master Gordon Davis, his 10-year-old brother. The bride was given away by her fatlvr, John F. Bush. After the ceremony a repast was served. Only the immediate relatives were present. The young people will reside in Bethel. Mr. Newell lcing em ployed at the quarries of the Wood bury Granite company. He ha a good military record, having nerved eight months on the Mexican border in IB 1 6 a a member cf the New llamphirr National Guard and having volun teered for service at the outbreak of the recent war a a member of Co. F, lt Vermont infantry. He was transferred to the headquarters com pany of the regiment and when at tamp Bartlett. We-tficM, Mas.. was transferred to the I01t ammunition tram, in whi.h he served a a bore her through the battles of CJwmin d Panies. the Toul rtor. the Airte Marn offensive, the St. Mihiel offen sive, the Troyon wrtnr and the Mue Argonne offensive. He was in the fierce fghting at Ycrd'tn on the morning of j gymnasium to 4. J. rg at Harden, k the armistice. He was in France ISjft to , arid winning from the Vontpd mTi.h. -r (V.wiimmity liue g-r's in tVe The i.c i h gSlv eteej.ed j vpaii!dmg ryw"i II to T. fJ roMng U tv. who ba kepi koiw for ! dard t b oh-r hand has on!y p!l bT ftbT ir' T m'.ht's d'ath'one rm. w:neing tlt on fr m the eeveral year ra TRIES TO STOP FOREIGN LOANS William Randolph Hear&L Brings Suit for In- junction AGAINST HOUSTON, SEC. OF TREASURY ActlOll in D. C. Supreme; Court Brought as Private Citizen Washington, D. C, Feb. 11. Suit for an injunction restraining secretary Houston of the 'treasury department from making any further loans to for eign governments was filed in the dis trict supreme court to-day by Wil liam Randolph Hearst, who acted in his capacity as a citizen. Judge Hitz issued a rule on Secre tary Houston to show cause Feb. 21 why an injunction should not be grant ed. Besides praying for an injunction to prevent establishment of any further credits to foreign governments, Mr. Hearst also seeks to enjoin the secre tary from making any further ad vances on credits already established for France, Italy, Greece, ('.echo-Slo vakia, Liberia and other countries. . Ansell and Bailey are counsel for Mr. IJearst. ENTENTE OFFICIALS THREA TEN REPRISA LS If Germany And ' Austria Persist in Their Plans of Fu- Vienna, Feb. 10. Entente officials are reported to have sent note to the Austrian government protesting against movements for fusion of Aus tria and (iermany. Reprisals are threatened if such movements are car ried on, it is said. DEATH AT BETHEL. Of Mrs. Fred West, Aged 74, After a Few Weeks' Illness. Bethel, Feb. II. Mrs. Fred West, aged 74 years, died yesterday morning after a few weeks' illness following cerebral hemorrhage. it li her hus band, she came from the farm near .illieville early this winter and occupied the King house on River street, which they had bought. The deceased was verv highlv es teemed by all who knew her. She was the daughter of the late Gardner and Mary (Spear) Perkin of Stock bridge and was married first to Kph- raim Iwitchell. who died 18 year ago, and after his death to Mr. West. SOVIET RUSSIA AND POLAND SIGN PEACE Agreement Was Reported By Moscow to Have Been Signed at Riga Yesterday. Helsingfors, Finland, Feb. II. The treaty of peace lietwecn soviet Russia nd Poland wa signed at Riga yester day, it was announced in a wireless dispatch from Moscow. TALK OF THE TOW N A son was born Tuesdav to Mr. and Mrs. .lames Camp of Quinev, Mass. Mrs. Camp will ht rememlered in Barre as Miss Margaret Brown. ,In the Vincitia club room this eve ning the first tournament of a series of four in pool, billiards and duplicate whist will lie played by teams repre senting this club and the Apollo club of Montpelier. Barre aerie. No. l.'iT.t. Fraternal Or der vf F.agles. held its annual ball and entertainment in the (Ian Gordon hall lat night. Between 75 and 1)0 couples dam-ed and swayed to the strains of the Novelty Six orchestra until thev'were forced to dispense with their pleasures a the town clock chimed the hour of 12. M. IVnerio rendered a tenor solo, "Kl Toreador." in full, silvery tones. He was repeat edly aked to rp nd. but to n avail. Plentiful refrehmet,ts of coffee, nl wirhe, cake and i-e cream were serxd by a committee, which had ahlv looked afterall the need- and demands of thoe present. To-night at the foiddard gymnasium the Goddard girls will meet the Spauld ing g'rls in their frt basketball en counter f the sea.on. o availab'e tatitw- ran ! found for a fair com prion of'the relative strength of the two team, but the intene rivalrr he- tween the two -hools i sufficient to j her C'Lc.-Tiiatcs. who were grieved to' used wen Y'vr of hose but could not insure an exciting game. In thr-e j hear of bcr nntimelv death. Beside jsave the o.Ti.-e and machinery build game played o far this caon Spauid her parents, .),. Vxvcs two brother . ing. ing ha wrn two and lost one, defeat inj Ilardwkk girl in the Stanld.ng .iddard ta;ty to . THREE GUILTY OF MURDER Spurlock, Brown and Pur cell Convicted at Skow hegan, Me. OF SLAYING OF , ASA ENTREKIN Jur Was Out Only An Hour and Three- Quarters Skowhegan, Me., Fein 11. Homer Spurlock of Normal, Ky., John Brown of Boston and James Pureell of New Bedford, Mass.r were found guilty of the murder of Asa F.ntrekin, the rail road station agent at Embden, by the jury in the supreme court to-day. The jury reported at 12:15, after being out ah hour and three quarters. The juty recommended a petition of clemency for Pureell, who on the stand testified that he at first had refused to take part in the robbery of En trckin, and that there had been no talk of clubbing him. The three were sentenced by Chief Justice Cornish to life imprisonment at hard labor in the state prison at Thomaston, to which they win be tak en in a few days. Purcell's mother, who had testified to his previous good character, was rest ing in the justice's chamber when tin jurv reported. They are hardly more than lsys, Brown being 21, Pureell 10 and Spur lock lo. While returning from Moose- head lake, where thev had lieen em ployed eight, days on lumbering opera tions, they decided to rob the (iv-ear old station agent about 0 o'clock the night of Nov. 4. He was clubbed over the head, robbed of and hidden in the station, where he died before the crime was discov ered. All three were rounded up withiii two hours afterward. MRS. SARAH (WORTHEN) NYE. One of Barre's Oldest Residents Died in Her 89th Year. Mrs. Sarah (Wort hen t Nye, a native of Itarre and one of the city's oldest residents, pa-ed peacefully away at her home, 33 Park street, last evening at 0:30 o'clock after being in failing health for some time, the last two months of which was quite a rapid de cline. Mrs. Nye was in her tHtb year. Sarah Worthen was born in Barre, July 13, 18.12, the daughter of Samuel and Susan (Owen) Worthen. anil uf a family of nyie children, of whom only one now remains, he being George L. Worthen of Montpelier. Dr. H. O. Worthen of Barre, another brother, died five years ago The brother re siding in Montpelier is 85 years of age. Practically all of the life of Mrs. Nye was spent in Barre. She was twice married, her first husband being George Scott of Plainfiebl, of which union there .were two children, Carrie Inora Scott, who died at the age of 12 year, and Mrs. Georgians Mtidgett, who has been with her mother during the past five years and has given care and attention in her mother's de clining years. Besides the daugh ter, Mrs Mudgett. Mrs. Nye is sur vived by one granddaughter, Mrs. Hor ace C. "Bailey of Newbury, and one great granddaughter Another grand daughter. Monti Florence Mtidgett, dieij twelve years ago in Barre. Mrs. Nye's second marriage was to Samuel IL Nye. formerly of N'orlhticld, who died in H73. Having lived in Barre practically all her life. Mrs. Nye, was well known to the older resilient of the city and she had a wide circle of friends. Thorough !r devoted to her home, she acriuired unusual skill in household arts and ! even in her later years Aunt aran s cooking was only another name tor excellence, while in other departments of home Jife she was equally success ful. She was the oldest member of the Barre Congregational church. Since bavin-; a slwuk five year ago. Mr. Nye has been more or les? fee ble and her duiigh'er. Mrs. Mtidgett, came back to Barre from Cambridge, Mass., in order to can- for her. Funeral serv i-et will le held at the residcni-e. 33 Park strccj. Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. F. I.. Good speed otlicist 'ti'. and the lviv will be placed in the F.lmwood cemetery vault until spring when the burial will take place in the Pla infield village ceme terv. DEATH OF SCHOOL GIRL. Andnena Domenicheli Occurred This Morning of Pneumonia. 1 be death of Andricna IKmieiiicheli of 2 Second street occurred at the City hospital at .:30 o'clock this morning following a five-day illness with P""-! monia. I lie girl na-i not necn atue to attend school for the past two week. but it was only last Sunday that she became real sick. Her condi tion became such that at the advice of Ijcr physician she wa taken to the hospital yesterday morning in A. W. Kadvi-r A ( o.'s ambulance. The d"-ceaseil was born, the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Primo Domeni cheli. in arrara. Italv. Aug. 17. lWct. making bcr at the time of her demise a'soit fifteen jrar old. She came to America with her parents alxuit 12 year ago. and ha lie-n a student in the city sh'"Is. Before he wa taken sick for the lj-t time she attended the eighth grade at Spaulding. She was verv I ka?de rt of a girl, and had made manV and c-Iom- friend-hips with and two si-i.r, AIu-. aged II. lante. j Between .VI and W men are em agd nine. l-a. ag-d seven, and fieorge. ; ployed by the company when it is run-g-d four. jning foil force, but some have hern the funeral will 1 held from her laid off. the factory not iavitig been le tii-mf on Ss-o. n I -ttwi ondv i run on full time of late. S. N. 1 homas fterncs.n Ht J oV) i,. The !h!v v 11! i is the principal owner. Is- i.!. in th aiib a i:imw lj -lut seven vear ago night an- to Kll t.'l'nl e trrctcrv . Gw "prirg at lbre WARD CAUCUSES WILL BE HELD IN FIVE WARDS TO-NIGHT Ward 1, Legion headquarters (old Church street school), al derman Jo be nominated. Ward 2, Spaulding high school, school commissioner. Ward 3, Summer street school, alderman. Ward 4, Brook street school, school commissioner. Ward 5, Ward five school, al derman. (No terms expire in ward 6.) BARRE MERCHANTS HELD FINE BANQUET Rev. G. E. Price of Rutland Was the Speaker Last Eve ping. The mention of a banquet to mer chants and their employes, who last evening attended the second annual banquet of the Barre Merchant's as sociation, will henceforth bring rem iniscences of a jolly crowd of 152 people seated about several long tables in the dining hall of the Hcdding Methodist church, an excellent chicken pie supper, and many liearty chuckles at the wit of Rev. G. E. Price of Rut land, one of the best speakers heard in this city. Business before pleasure, that was the order of the day yesterday. Store keepers of the association closed their shops a trifle early last evening, and less than an hour later were assembled in good old democratic Yankee fash ion s a large family, for the pleasure. At 6:15 nearly everv chair in the ban quet hall was occupied by merchants, employes and a few guests. Every em ployer was surrounded by his corps of business assistants. They could make merry as cntliusiastieaiiy as iney could wotk together, which they ant. The citr caucus was called for 7:30, and every voter in the hall had his mind made up to be there. The ban quet pour, which had been set for 7 o'clock, was changed to 6 o'clock, to suit the wishes of the voters. FoT this reason the event passed along much sooner than it would ordinarily, yet. despite this haste, proved a joyous occasion. A committee of ladies of the church, consisting of Mrs. A. J. Young, Mrs. Kennerson, Mrs. I homas II. lave, jr., Mrs. D. J. Morse, Mrs. Earl Davis. Mrs. B. W. Hooker and Mrs. I). C. Jarvis, under the chairmanship of Mrs. Earl Batchelder, and with the assistance of 12 voung ladies and 12 voting men as waitresses and waiter, served a ban quet feast, that would have been a credit to the best eating places. Every thing was homo made except the grape fruit and cherries, and possibly the tooth-picks. rife courses were served in good succession, while popu lar music numbers bv Landi's four- piece orchestra spurred the spirts of the crowd to a greater height. As the forjrth course was going into oblivion, Max C. Fisher, a talented reader, gave a fine reading. This was the beginning of the entertainment program. James Bennett, the lyric tenor soloist of state-wide fame, sang soon after. "When the Great Red Dawn is Shining," with piano accora paniment of Mrs. Bennett and violin accompaniment hv I'eter J-amli. a vehement applause rewarded him for his excellent rendition President Frank Shea, toastmaster. then gave an, address of welcome, in which he stated that t lie merchants deemed it a great pleasure to have their employ with them at tins an nual banquet. Co-operation of employ er and employes is the backbone of successful business, he declared, and what better war could thev Income closer associated than bv rubbing el Imiws at the same tables and enjoying their annual feast, flis address was brief but right to the point Rev. 0. K. Price, the speaker of the occasion, a Method'.t minister of Rut land, who served hrs cnuntrv in the front line trenches in France as a chaplain nnd Y. M. C. A. worker, as soon as introduced, owned upon his audience a barrage of w:t and humor m , .. .1 1- a nnnii ctnrr mer Ti t t en to )fh(1 .i,,,, t related to emphasize some point in his address in which e urged the b'; : ' f business meth od. J he utilization of American initi alive, and the perpetuation of the nir it of co-operation of labor and capital. One good story deserved another was evidence hi motto, for in his revela tion of tome of hi experience both in civil and war life, be kept the entire audience in n continual roar of laugh ter. HU adtlree wa cut short to per mit the voter to attend the caucus, much to the regTct nf everv listener, manC of whom would have listened to him for hour. BRISTOL VISITED BY SERIOUS FIRE Vermont Box Company's Factory Was Damaged By Fire Starting from Explosion. Bristol. Feb. 11. The Vermont Box romtanv's factorv was badlv damaged bv fire a the result of an explosion early lat evening. The los. an esti mate of which could not be editained. will probably amount to many thou sands, depending somewhat on bow much machinery is salvaged. The loss is partiallv covered by insurance. The office' building and the building containing the machinery were gutted, but the dry house, tha stock building, the boiler house and the garage were saved. Residents in the vicinity heard an explosion about fi:20 and it i believed the fire resulted from spontaneous irombiist ion. The bs-al fire department other bg fire visited chis village, when the Irake Farr bl."k was d-troved. SHELDON ALSO TURNED DOWN Gov. Hartness Appointed Fair Haven Man as Fish and Game Com'r VOTE WAS 16 TO 14; BATTLES CONFIRMED Last Named Was Re-appointed as Commissioner of Industries By a close vote of lr) to 14, the Ver mont Senate in executive session this morning refused to confirm the ap pointment of Captain Harold P. Shel don of Fair Haven as fish and game commissioner to succeed Linus Leavens of Cambridge. This is the second of the appointments of Governor Hart ness which the Senate has not ap proved. The SenRte confirmed the re appointment of John S. Buttles of Brandon as commissioner of industries, and three trustees of Middlebury .col lege as follows: P. M. Meldon of Rut land, Judge Harlamf B. Howe of Bur lington and li. A. Darling of East Burke. ' The first thing the House did this morning was to reconsider its vote of yesterday afternoon, whereby it re fused to adopt the recommendation of the committee of the whole that sec tion three should be stricken from H. 38. the standard time measure, so that the railroads would be left un hampered as to making schedules. Mr. Newton of Clarendon moved for recon sideration, and Mr. Luce of Pomfret, who has all along led the fight for the bill in Its present form, stated that he had discovered that there is a law on the statute books which allows rail roads to change their schedules as they please, without giving reason therefor, and that the supreme court lias ruled that matters pertaining to interstate traffic shall be under the control of the interstate commerce commission, so that the state really has no author ity in the matter. Considering these findings, Mr. Luce said it would place the state in a very embarrassing position to pas a bill of this kind and he was readv to change his stand in favor of striking out section three of the bill. Mr. Bar ber of Brattleboro commended Mr. Luce for the stand he had taken and favored the bill with section three stricken out. He also stated that he wanted it understood that he had not leen retained by any railroad to fight this bill. He simply oppaned section three on general principle of fairness. Mr. Simpson of Sheffield thought that the bill should lie ordered to lie until Massachusetts had taken some action on the daylight saving law, but it wa amended by striking out section three and was then passed, thus reg istering Vermont's protest against day light saving, but not attempting to regulate train schedules. Dempsey's Salary Questioned. When II. 123, fixing the maximum salary of the commissioner of educa tion at $4,000 came up for passage this morning, Mr. Stearns of Johnson was successful in having the bill laid on the table. He gave as his reasons for this action the stories which had been circulated that he was in sopie way connected with the bill. "This bill is something which I know nothing about and have had nothing to do with," said Mr. Stearns. "But there is a question after hearing the present commissioner talk the other night and belittle the schools of Ver mont and compare our normal schools to the nigger schools of the south, whether we have a man who is worth Sti.OOO. We may want to ask the state hoard later why Mr. Dempsey"wa of fered 1,200 more than he was getting in Milton. Mass. We may want to ak also ft.ho is paying this propagan da whii h bears all the earmark of coming from the commissioner of edu cation.'' The House took action on a long calendar this morr.ing with very lit-j tie debate and then voted that when adjournment was taken for the clay it j be until Monday evening at 7:30. I Two new bills were introduced in the! CAn. .I.! ..rn,.,n . S? "O ljn.,t,ir I S .-! : ..v. 1 A has. iiiaiwiijc ji viianri m, i . K ' i ten to cover present and future tn-1 debtedness valid security for such in-' debtednes and amending the affidavit) on a mortgage to cover anv later in- debtednes; and S 7!, Senator Slayton. providing for completion of the vital records of the state. Lieut. Gov. Foote announced this.gtjons. morning the appointment of Senator William of Rutland and Senator Sherburne of Orange a a committee to investigate- the necessity of addition J al committee room. Barre School Tax Charter Amend meat. The Senate to day ordered to a third read.ng the Harre charier amemliaent ' ,-..., .-p. j taxi fixing tbe maximum at f .. instead of 1 and. a amended in the Senate, giving the school commiion-; . , . . . : . i . i rs tlie authority m ueiermine uir amount of tax required eac h year. Thi ; is in conformitv with the agreement! reached bv the Barre- city council and : Jngup it h Burlington, llontpcl.er and i-.'.r,l . The bill " without tlipki 'i!i,.. ,.,.t. f,. .M-nn.l olme I latter amendment, had passed :, -'- Hotic. o that the amendment w ill . i.-.t, . nave in ir" .-mi. ... i . . :.i... Wsc. i The legislature of I held a re- union last evening with about T-" mem- i twrs present. The Toll.-a!l showed ten deceased in the Sc-nate of the a-mb!v,to ill ihis morning to make tne jour-j"'1 and over 4 in the Hoti-e. Si-aUr I av. vh.u.d ).aui.i;r.g !e to Bur . Thiimn C ( benev of Morriown rre-i aided. About a "d-ven speaker, gave interesting reminisrns- of the s. ..,1 Lit.,. irr. ro ln.in ilnrnl member. F"win thereupon in rep revctative.' ba'l a iwcnqm f wa servc-d at the Moritpe'ier lis. Repreaenta- five Hale K. IW.spg of I'be'sa a f ig a toatmster. Anxiig the speaker were- extioverhor AiVn M. FU-uWr of I'nslnrMil r, ex Coverrtor t tiar;c W, Gates of Frank! n, rrprefc:a:ive, tJ Senator Benjamin Williams of Proctor, i Senator C. K. Coruth, Speaker Liieney, , Kli H. Porter of Wilmington, Frank lin H. Dewart of Burlington (repre sentative from St. Albans in HlOfi), i Senator C. H. A. Stafford of Lamoille I count v, Chief of Staff Earle S. Kins j ley if "Rutland, Representative, now ! senator, Willis N". Cady of Middlebury, Senator (now justice) William H. Tay lor of Hardwick, Senator Luther n. Johnson of Randolph, Representative Guy .W. Bailey of Burlington (repre sentative from Essex in I'.llti), and Representative (now attorney general) Frank C. Archibald of Manchester. An original poem was read by Representa tive (nuvv senator) W. .lay Chaffee of Ktiosburg. Governor James Hartness has ap pointed Arthur J. Dunton of Sheffield in place of G. L. Bickford, resigned, and Walter McKenzie of St. George, in place of Bennie Forbes, resigned, as justices of peace. The Agricultural club' of the legisla ture met last evening in the hall of represenlatives with President Phelps in the chair. Discussion centered main ly around the need of an institution in the state for the training of creamery experts. This institution to be locat ed preferably at the state 'college of agriculture. Points regarding the courses of instruction, the buildings und the equipment needed mid the cost of siuji a. school were brought, out. The speakers were Dean Hills of the college of agriculture, J)r. hllenberger ot the same institution. George Terrill of Morrisville and Dr. E. H. Bancroft of Barre. WHAV SHALL POLL TAX BE? Was Matter Under Consideration by Senate Committee. Whether the polls in Vermont shall be set at one or two dollars each in the grand list in the towns where the tax payers reside or a flat rate of .."! shall be assessed on all alike- was the question which created a great deal of interest at a public hearing before the joint taxation committee in the Seriate chamber Tl'irsday eve ning with Senator Blodgett of Orleans county presiding. The whole question seemed to hinge on whether the poll taxes should lie doubled now that the women will be required to pay a tax, should lie kept the same as sort of family tax, or mitde a flat tax which might be more easily collected. Mr. MH'ulIough of Fayston who in troduced H. 2.1. the two-dollar poll tax measure, which keeps the law as- it is at present, with the exception of strik ing out the word "male," spoke for his measure, as did tfie introducers of the other two bills considered. H. 2f) By Mr. Bradley of Swanton, provides for a poll tax of one dollar in the grand list and H. 122, by Mr. Stowell of Windham, makes a uniform tax of three dollars. Mr. Bradley de clared that the doubling of the tax would work a hardship on many fam ilies where the husband had to pay tax for his wife. He was supported in this stand by Mr. Button of Middle bury. Mr. Stowell for the, uniform poll tax, speaking from many years of experience as tax collector and lister, argued that "the floating tax payer" can be reached only by a flat tax which can lie assessed and collected the first of April when he is on hand. Mr. Cushman of Rochester argued for the two-dollar rate, declaring that it has been for years the fundamen tal principle in Vermont that the non property owner should pay a tax on an imaginary $200, known as the poll tax and he thought this system should be continued, simply adding the wom en to the tax payers. Mrs. Charles Dana of Woodbury said it was her honest opintion that every, married woman earned her money and already paid taxes in one form or another. She was sure that if, when a woman was married, her htwband gave her a bank book and an account book, by the time they had been mar ried 20 years the woman would have such an account she would be glad to pay a poll tax whatever the amount. Mrs. tdzendam favored a poll tax for women, but thought tha one dollar , basis list large enough. NEW BILLS. A Large Grist Introduced in Both Houses at Montpelier. House 2.'7. By Mr. Woods of' St. lohnsbuty. To prevent the use of a co insurance clause on a fire insurance pol icy covering any building or buildings unless such clause includes an estimate of the value of stub building or build ings; doe not prevent "blanket poli cies, lo nanking anu insurance. House 2,')S. Bv Mr. Newton of Clar-! 1 . , 1. ........ T ...n mli.. i - ..- ' : t ... . ,..i:r. cm t lie jirnriai jm s. ;i il ' avurpinc of banks. To banking and in-1 surance. I House 2."i!V Bv Mr. I.vman of Hiiies- burg. To appropriate a certain sum c the tow n of Hinesbui g in improv j it the main state road from Burling (ton to Hinesburg. ,."asl. Toappropn House 2"0. Bv Mr. Ordway of Fair- (Continued on third page). TALK OF THE TOWN To Spa it Id in" Iiig'i ViiiI the pant" Willi Burlington b'gh whi.h wiil be p)ayei in the V. M I. A, g v mnasiuT , .( mi: iini, u ,,.. . , . iM. mr,st ;n;is.i tant ot the w..n. for it S..uld.i.g can def, at thin Bt.rling.on J m on it own flm.r its ch.vn.-es for; , , , , l t,f championship seem wonneriiiiiv i :rog. Spauidmg stand to .i. v leader , ,,, Northern Vermont ba-kctlwll I .- : :. ... I,i:,i. . ,rrw i i v mi; K-iiiM- .,1 ..uow-d in defeating the Burlington i,. , v i . :i . ... v.. .iiign h n.w.i ce-nt o. os .... n n.'i I . .v.. a. ;.;.. is.l-..- i. .1.- li..l .v. i. '. .i i way take, advantage of. And to n ght Spauid, nf. team will be wjhout tbe pivot man. "Mcve .ayton. who was br.gton to n ght Burl.nglon w 11 lead j the b agii". a- Spai!d;rg h piavedj lone game less shun tb otWr t-ms. due il,i t He f-n-iit io of the Waterhnr I ! high ,). I game Ut Friday. Tho-e'tbe ball evpec-iirg to vote, only to Ks 'g .ng a first strsrg to day wre t-ld at the last m-ntite tat payment 'o'l-ary. Sm.th. I .'. M U'.d. j of a r-H tax !Vi ie.rtj t ' Brom n! Twrnv . Vcifr Wivw !Vrrj.mke :hrm cigt-e t vote. ' and h !; :1 K 1 be -i axM g j !e-d tm f'V It-e-'-er" h ri J 11" ,'.h- Mark) I sfc..i -, .r 4 tw-ei ii. t-. t. at Cn!,,ieti. SMART GOT NOMINATION Receiving 93 Plurality Over H. W. Scott in City Clerk Contest LATTER WF VILE PAPERS F' LECTION Mayor J ley Renominate ed xyir Alderman M. D. Keefe In r citizens' caucus at the opera house last night, participated in by nearly nine hundred voters, Mayor Frank E. Langley was renominated over Alderman Michael D. Keefe for mayor, James Smart was nominated for city clerk and treasurer by H3 plurality, Chief of Police James W. Sullivan was renominated for first constable, Mar tin Riley was named as candidate for assessor to succeed himself and minor changes were made. It was one of the largest caucuses ever held in Barre and one carrying a great deal of interest, iaTgely because of the. fight for clerk and treasurer to succeed James Mac kay who is retiring after 18 years' service. When W. H. Messer of the city com mittees called the house to order there were few vacant seats in the audito rium and there was a large number of voters and spectators in the gallery, while others were standing in the rear of the auditorium. Only a few wom en voters were present because only about a dozen women were eligible to vote, having paid poll taxes last year. At the outset of the caucus It warn ruled by Chairman James Mackay that eligibility to vote in the caucus should be dependent upon eligibility, to vote in the city election on March lj and payment of poll tax with citizenship, of course, determines eligibility to vote in the election. On taking the chair, Mr. Mackay, who had been nominated for the posi tion by G. Herbert Pape, expressed pleasure over the large attendance as evincing a healthy interest in public affairs and then proceeded at once to the business in hand, William Wishart in the meantime having been elected clerk of the caucus. Mr. Wishart had previously been named for chairman of the caucus on motion of Alexander Ironside but he withdrew in favor of Mr. Mackay. As a rule of the caucus, W. FJ. Eager moved that plurality should nominate in case of more than two candidates, and the motion prevailed. Alexander Ironside moved that the two offices of city clerk and treasurer be treated as one in the voting, which also was the sense of the meeting. The Mayoralty Nomination. When the nomination for candidates for mayor was thrown open, H. H. Jackson nominated Mayor Langley who had previously stated he was not seek ing another election but who had yield ed to the expressed wjshes of a num. her of voters to stand as a candidate. John F. McDonald placed the name of Alderman Keefe before the caucus, and there being no other candidates pre sented the voting started by ballot, w ith H. H. Jackson, John F. McDonald, Angus McDonald. W. H. Eager. S. I. Allen and Alex. Milne serving as tell er. The result of ihe mayor contest was as follows: F. 1". Langlcv 4ii'i M. D. Keefe ". 3 iff and Mr. Langley was declared the nom inee of the caucus. City Clerk and Treasurer. For city clerk and treasurer, Thom as Nichols presented .lames Smart ; Max C. Fisher presented Robert B. Mackie: W. H. Ward presented James R. Mackay. and E. R. Davis presented If. W. Scott. Nominations having been closed and the following tellers having ln-en named. Thomas Nichols, Max C. Fi-hcr, W. H. Ward. E. R. Davis. Alex ander Ironside. .1. W. Gautd. I). M. Barclav and Willi Howland, ballot 'was taken, the reu't' being announced s follow liimc Smart ... 51. W. Scott .... .V.4 241 20.. 117 Robert B. Mackie .lame R. Mai kay and Mr, Smart wa declared Ihe caueua nominee. The vote in this contest ex ceeded that for mayor by over on bundled, the total being 807. .igainst ;m3. and kui-ing some sdiprise among those who had watched the trailing file of voir r crossing ihe stage. Chief ot Police Sullivan was tiom1 natcd for first constable by Mr. Lang lev and wa the nominee by arclama t,im. Frank I.. Small was named for second constable by G. I.. Iean and he wa likewise norniiimc-u oj iin- ition. having been clctea Let year out. t:..-;.. n"' '!'"".' ,.,. " !'V ' , , -1 " Z , , . ... muf il s follow s l.. . i ii rt r. , . vv . - - .. . ,. ... '-ornon i, .i. o... ...- - v.,-1 uking . ie p!a -e o! f.t.. now- 'nl. Martin V. ley renominated (or as.-f ssor I or nine ,rr.. t a suoc-rcd .... , , . , . ... i n.msci. a i ... Icuct: bv Alexander Ironside. -r citv aiidoor the nominees are FreH L. C. I. Inc'i.. Roliert B. Mackie and L. V. if ' "T " ' . . J 1 If - , v.. a. ce- " , , iared the meeting adioiumsl. Caucus Note. A n by ' mitimiini ot nve voles were c- lonvn throiigh-i1 the rattens, a' thouga several other wonwn were in v T."ti v. C ts. feu. ;j ft"