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Action in London To-day
; By Agents of the Two
Governments Will Permit
i the Resumption of Trade
i Relations Which Have
Been Long Interrupted.
;Russia Must Cease , All
Propaganda Outside of
That Country and Great
Britain Agrees to Main-
tain Neutrality Regard
ing Internal Affairs of
lyondori, March 111 (By the Associated
Press). -The trade agreement under
which commercial relations will be re
' turned by Great Britaiu and Russia
was signed here to-day.
It was reported the board of trade,
after having carried on negotiations
with Leonid Krassin, representative of
tli? Russian bolshevik government,-hud
rewritten several elanaes which pre
sented difficulty in the past. The prin
ciple that Russia should cease all prop-
Rgandit outside of that country and
that Kngland should observe, neutrality
regarding internal affairs was given
recognition in the clauses which were
Fred E." Scobey of San Antonio Under
stood to Have Been Selected By
President Harding.
Washington, I). C., March Fred
K Si-obey of Kan Antonio, Texas, is
'understood to have been selected by
President Harding a director of the
Former (iovemor William S. Spry of
I'tah is understood to 'iave been virtu
ally decided on for commissioner of the
general land office. , ,
Georgia Farmer Has Income Tax of
Four Cents.
Augusta, (in., March 10. A taxpay
er whose total tax is' four cents, who
'insisted on his right to pay in four in
stalments and who bought a one cent
money order for which he paid three
cents, was revealed here to day. The
taxpayer, a 1 all. lanky farmer, who
igaie his address as Lincoln county,
thut whose name was not divulged, per
sonally submitted his return to the
deputy collector of internal revenue,
.using the one-cent money order to pay
the frst instalment.
Mr. and Mrs. If. G. Barber of Brat
tlrlmrn are visiting uiWi Mr. and Mrs.
C S. Whit tier.
Rev. Milo .Icffrcy of Georgia is vis
iting to-day with W. H. .leffrry, his
Archie W. Stone of Troy was in the
M'iM' yesterday and in probate court
settled his H'-rount as administrator of
'the e-tate of H. Ixuise Stone. late of
( shot. Arthur Johnson has settled bis
account in the same court as adminis
trator of the estate of S. F. Johnson,
late of Worcester.
The rain of last night brought the
water In the stream running through
Montpelier well towards the flood point
and the water along Kim -street set
back into some of the gardens. The iee
having gone out a few days ago, re
noted any probability of Mamage in
k the city.
A special meeting of the city conn-
.1 occurs this riming when the heads
of departments will meet for the pur
)xe of conferring among the different
depart merits to get ro-ojieration be
tween dpartmcnts.
Karl For 11, whit ha been limiting
in Itarre. calico1 on friends in Muitprl
jer jestrrday afternoon.
The ITiarles Brown li.iise on Main
street has Ix-cn s.ihl In Mr. and Mrs.
.J. hn K. K.lcy. jr.. tiie rt-- hating lieen
t a-cd ic.lrrday by Bcniamin I. ate.
slrnuiiirtor of ihe propcrtt.
. and Mr. IV-.rl l.anirr hair pte
to It. -ti.n f r an outing.
H. I'. li..aers i- i" f-ton.
Mr-. Iliire. Hoernlc St. .Ihn
bury . a'lcd noon Mrs W. A. N.lomon.
ler s,-ier, jfkri!;
Tl.e me of la'e B-njamin War
re dr 1 vr-i.rdjy he-atise f
ta.ipy r- .")! at it a madi -
al.le r'-'in'' tfe but the
a' -n i. h Mr. F.d.th A b"" i
W-1 t. t snt t-a lr U to
. I ,u'l i:r1 B"th
Viiirfi mi !.! in fH bate re-s-H
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rf-:il? V. t- as.Sr.J.l :1.J
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British Government To-day
Gave Its Formal
To Succeed John W. Davis,
Who Resigned Post
at London
London, March 16 (By the Associated
Press). The British government to
day gitve formal approval to the ap
pointment" of Colonel George B. Har
vev as United State ambassador to
Great Britain to succeed John W. Da
vis, who resigned.
One Person Under Arrest at Warsaw,
Ind., But the Charge Is Not
Warsaw, Ind., March lfi. As the re
sult of a coroner's inquest into the ease
of tho youth, whose body was found on
a railroad crossing near here Saturday,
Virgil Decker is under arrest here to
day. The body of the youth was identi
fied a that of Leroy Lovett of Klkhart,
Ind., and after the inquest the coroner
issued a verdict that Lovett had been
murdered by an unknown person.
Virgil Decker, who, it is said, was
last seen with Lovett a few hours be
fore the body was found murdered and
who bears a marked resemblance to
him, was arrested in Marion, while the
inquest wa being held. Asked where he
had been Friday, Saturday ami Sundjiy,
he said he didn't know.
Virgil Decker was insured for $I!L
000,000 some of the policies containing
clauses providing for double indemnity
in event of accidental death, bringing
the policies to $'.24,000, all payable to
his brother, Fred. '
It was brought out at the inquest
that there had lieen ill-feeling between
the Decker and Lovett families. There
was no indication, however, that this
had anything to do with the murder.
More arrests were exported to-day.
The charge against Decker was not an
nounced. At a shack near the railroad the po
lice found blood stained defiling. There
were bloodstains on the floor and walls
and the condition of the furniture gave
signs of a struggle having taken place.
Tracks were found leading from the
shack to the railroad.
Jack Bryant, formerly with the B.
F. Sturtiant company as an installa
tor of ventilating and suction fan sys
tems, is doing repair work at the Dew
ey Column Monumental works.
Members of Col. J. B. Mead circle,
No. 1, Ladies nt the G. A. R., are re
quested to mot at their hall in the
Wort hen building Thursday, March 17.
at 2 p. m. sharp, to attend the funeral
of our late sister, Mrs. Flora M. Burn
ham of South Main street. Members
are requested to wear thir badges.
F.. L. Ingalls, state leader of the
bovs' and girls' club work of the agri
cultural extension service, and George
M. Jones of Waitsfield, president of
the Vermont Farm Bureau association.
were in Barre yesterday while engaged
in enlistine interest in the proposed
establishment of a boys' and girls' club
department in Washington county.
similar to that already in operation
'in several other counties of the state.
Dr. Harold Hunter, the chiropractor
who is carrying on the practice of IW
tors Oorge and Mae Gage until June
1st, appeared before committee at
the !"-Wte House in Montpelier yes
terday for a hearing on the propo-nd ;
amendments of the chiropractors' bill
j passed two yar eo. l he amend
Imcnt. if passed, will require that a
I , hironrai tor take a four-Year course f
of nine month, each instead of a three-
year course of nine months each, as aw
present. 1 he hearing was continued
I until this evening, when Dr. Hunter
(will again appear before the committee
'to champion the caue of chiropractic
ind outline the course of study and
j requirements t ihiropractic institu
i Failing to cet a ride on the meat cart
'of Nve 3t Worcester, of South Barre
j four young lads of ft he south end en
idcaiored to Kt revenue on the driver
' bv rcbei ine his bad of four pounds of
'biittcr. Milo t.apit of 2 Cirrle street.
I K.tirKM and John Serirrj of C street,
and Fred Mudgett of West Tattrraon
j street ail taking a pound ea. fi. A little
bird, or some mcssenper. brought the
liifws to Chief of Police Siilbtan. who.
I in turn, inquired of the driver as to
i wiietber or not hr had mi---l any but
ter. An inieMijratinn loiiomNl with
1 i
th reult tist f.mr ir,1 were ' e i. -i. i rrij - i.uir ai"T 'this Innji'-We. is mi: on r.arnesair.
fovnd Bussing The voimg lads mere ! M. n lay meying the .roprty nn the-s, , reported by wirrle. to day that
ch ordre.l t return tt.e Krd, bot 'Jast lrre rd. v -4 by Uarlea t. . had 'i ted unj.-r ber o n steam
it Ueiw in r r end it i. i-v sale the kimba!! and wife f Barre towa. ti, ptsn.
i,f or.lered the tad to y for t,!.L-l r4 'ati'.i Paycraft of i.rai.i'e J TW oJ-l guard utter t.re.ham and
tr-1 !eb.1e their -te is jni jsiiie. who boy f"f a borne and who the tiL- Merrwk and R-s..iiite a.nsom
iTE, and may f.b!i- l.sughf , t'sn t 1aVe pauuM AprJ lt. The ined br. h le the tm incdoe.
wit bin j'le lt
fe li la i it. r.i
T1 j-i a J71 A XT'
Irish Societies and Parade
Officials in Boston Are
Send Statements to Pres.
Harding and Secretaries
Weeks and Denby
Boston, March 18. Protest from
Irish .societies and parade officials went
out to-day to President Harding, Sec
retary Denbv and Secretary Weeks
over refusal of army and navy oilicers
here to allow regular troops to partici
pate to-morrow in the parade to cele
brate Kvacuation day, the 14.")th anni
versary of the departure from Boston
of British troops and loyalists. This
parade 'was held annually for many
years before the war, and Irish societies
made it the occasion for a joint celebra
tion of the local holiday and St. Pat
rick's day. '
Because organizations identified with
movements to recognize the Irish re
public and to free India had been as
signed places in line to-morrow Briga
dier General Ruck man commanding the
first army corps area, and Rear Ad
miral Dunn commanding the first nawil
district said they could not make the
customary assignment of federal
Dr. William H. Griflin, marshal of
the parade, who had intended a)pcar
ing in his uniform as a naval lieuten
ant announced that he had been for
bidden to wear it. He said he would
Lppear instead in civilian afternoon
dress, and that there would be no at
tempt to have soldiers or sailors of
the regular forces join in the parade.
National Guard organizations, however,
he added, would form a large part of
the jnifitary division. They will include
the 101st infantry regiment, and field
artillery and coast artillery organiza
tions. Behind them will march the civilian
societies of Jhe South Boston district.
Among the societies listed are local
branches of the American Association
of the Recognition of the Irish Repub
lic, Friends of Freedom for India, and
Polish, Lithuanian and other organisa
tions. John F. Harrigan of Worcester, state
president of the A. A. R. I. R., wired to
President Harding a demand for revo
cation of the order issued by Admiral
Iunn which it was said threatened to
court martial soldiers, sailors and re
servists who marched in uniform with
memliers of the organization. Similar
messages were sent to the secretaries
of the navy and war by Thomas M.
Nolan, state secretary of the associa
tion. (reneral Km k man to-day said he
had no statement to give on the sub
diaries Converse, a mail carrier, is
confined to his home on Church street j BPwnd section.
by illness. j Among the notables present were:
t, ii- -v- i ..c -i t, j.i' A linn n( tontnelier. M. K. G. H.
,iiiss iwiir orison oi nip ,-sneoara
Co., Inc.. has been called to Hraintrce
through the illness of her mother.
Mrs. Ijiura Ahair and sister, Mrs.
Lila Richardson, of Fast Moiitielier
called on friends in the city yesterday.
S-cial coiu iave of St. Aldemar com
mandery. No. 11, K. T., Thursday eve
ning, March 17, at 7 o'clock. Temple
degree. Per order K. C.
Mrs. P. A. Xoonan has been detained
from her duties aa saleslady in the
nit department of tile Homer Fitts
Co. since last Saturday by illness.
(lvde Martin, who has been ill with
griMor the pist thre, w,,s at theJ H
,im, v ii ,.,!. ... .,,-
iciurai iioiisc. weni n ins noine in"
Mi' Josephine Fontana. a teacher
in the Groton town hools. has ar-
rived at her home on Central street
to remain throughout the Faster vaca-
tion of one month.
William OLeary, caplam elect of t..e
seminary IM.'J ba-ketbail
team, left last niht for his home in
Holyoke, Mass., here he is' to submit
to a minor o-ration.
Ira P.. Abby of Addison place has
purilm-ed the Imiusc. barn and adjoin
ing lanrt on uppr iv aMiinjrton street
in the town of Barn- of Mr. and Mr.
Henry Miles of .XI Merchant street, j
The home i recently ia,jtrd by j
James McTigue and familv and after!
Arr-.l 1st will be ucciipifd by Mr. Abby
and familv " j
par-' were ijiade in the f.flis'e oj.ri.i,t m,th the shipp.ng board steam-
rt.a! n i J"l tre I "U-e, nara ai.a
bout are ft Urd.
In Trial of Clara Hamon,
Charged With Murder
ing Millionaire
Newspaper Story of Inter
view With Clara Hamon
Also Ruled Out
Ardmore, Okla.. March 1.--Utter
written by Jake L. Hamon to Clara
Hainon, on trial charged with the oil
millionaire's murder, were ruled out as
evidence to-day.
The defense rested after an exception
to the court's ruling had been noted,
and the state began presentation of re
buttal testimony, introducing. Sam
Blair, a newspaper man, who obtained
an interview with Clara Hamon at
Chihuahua. City, Mexico.
Blair said he saw Clara first on the
night of Dec. 18, 1!J0, and twice later.
Asked regarding any statement the
defendant may have made concerning
a will left by Hamon, Blair said he
brought up the subject and Clara said
she believed there was a will and that
it was being kept hidden until after
she might be tried. ,
He asserted the young woman had in
substance said what he had reported.
S. Prince Freeling, state attorney
general, offered a copy of a newspajier
containing the interview by Blair. The
defense objected and was sustained.
As Yet There Is No Clue to the Sender
of the Infernal Machine to Mad
ison, Me., Man."1
Madison. Me., March 16. Potoftice
inspectors arrived here to-day to inves
tigate the sending through the mail
from the Anson office of the bomb
which exploded yesterday in the office
of Dr. John L. Pepper, maiming him
for life. Everything possible wan being
done to discover and prosecute the
Somerset county officials concluded
after a whole day's investigation that
the bomb was made ami sent by some
one living in or near Madison, While
their convictions were strong, they said
they had no clew to the identity to the
they had no clew to the identity of the
tained common black powder was re
vealed when physicians removed gTains
of powder from Dr. Pepper's face.
He was reported to-day by physicians
at a Skowhegan hospital as fairly com
fortable. They said he probably would
recover and might have the use of his
eyes again.
Third Capitular District Guests of
Granite Chapter, R. A. M.
The annual meeting of the third
rapitular district, grand chapter 4
Vermont, was held with the Granite
chapter, No. Uti. R. A. M., last evening
at their rooms in the Blanchard build
ing. A very successful meeting was
held and aa large attendance was pres
ent, including a Dumber of grand offi
cers, guests of honor.
A fine dinner was served by the la
dies of the Lantern Star at fl o'clock,
and at 7 o'clock, the chapter of Royal
Arch Masons went into session. C I.
Borden of Randolph Center, district
deputy grand high priest, took charge
of the meeting.
The chapters of Montpelier, Ran
dolph, Waterbury and Barre were rep
resented. The royal arch degree was
worked. Granite chapter. No. 2o, of
i liia citv ierforminir the first section.
i .n(i the'Waterburv chapter. No. 24, the
: ' --. r - - . . .
i . c., s Pike of Hut land. I', i
S ; Arthur D. Young of Barre. O. M.
of the first V.: D. W. Carnell of Bur
lineton. jrrand lecturer, and George X.
Tilden of Barre, P. H. G. P.
Portland Man Went Through Flame
nd Smoke to Shut Door.
Portland. Me., March 1ft. Possible
explosion of ."SHI gallons of gasoline in
a tank boat provented to-day by
Perry Rideont duriirg a fire which
burned asmall wooden building ocrn-
i burned about the fa.e. Three men e
. . ... ,
leaped by jumping irom
second story
! m mdow to the wharf.
Fearing the fire wn!d spread to the
'boat. Rideout made his way through
Ithe dense emoke and flames and -loed
a door on the side of the wbarf where
i 7" "T , ml A-.:.- ;llft
! ? ' , ... j ii;.i i
outside the doorway was
have caused the fire.
Several large fishing' boat were
moved to safer berths. The damage to
the building was more than J.(Hhi.
Army Transport Madawasca Damaged
in Collision.
New r- Marca It, .-T he army
transport Madawaeca. luidly damaged
lin she i-oIJided in a dense f. ta't
1,1 rrriii.T enuerea i.i,r irm i nr i.u
j at, j-rweevied t Norfolk.
Hazelt.m, Pa., March 16.
Death from a paralytic stroke
has prevented, Frank Marterilli
from completing the digging of
his own grave, it became known
to day. Friends said he often ex
pressed fear he would not live
much longer and two days before
he died he began digging his
-grave in the Precious Blood cem
etery. He was 74 years old and
came , here ."l.'l years ago from
Buenos Aires,
Champions of Northern League , Will
Participate in Tufts College
Tournament Instead of
Burlington High.
Principal Hunt of Kpaulding high
school received word thia morning that,
as the result of last night's victory by
Waterbury high school over Burlington
high school, giving Kpaulding the clear
title to the championship of the North
ern Interseholastic league, Kpaulding,
instead of Burlington high school, had
been selected to represent the league in
the big school tournament in the Tufts
college gymnasium the latter part of
this week. Springfield high school, rep
resenting the southern part of the
ml ate, will be Kpaulding' opponent.
The tournament begins Friday morn
ing at 9:30 and will continue through
Saturday. The telegram wa e-s fol
"Principal Kpaulding high school,
"Barre, Vt.
"Kwaffield wires that you are selected
to compete in the intcrscholastic bas
ketball tournament at Tufts on March
1H and 10. Wire acceptance ana lime oi
arrival of team in Boston.
"C. H. Houston, I titts coilege.
The team! will leave on the 11:25
ruin to-morrow. The ersl'icl will
probably be made known at recess to
The bonfire which reflected upon the
skies above the city park and which
could be seen for mileB around Barre
late last night reflected not only a mas
sive fire but also a red hot flame of
emotion that was coming from more
than a hundred Kpaulding student,
who after learning of the Waterbury
high school victory over Burlington
high, which placed Burlington in sec
ond place of the Northern Interscholaa
tic Basketball league, had left their
homes to spread the tidings Spaulding
high is champion.
I'pon nearly every store window in
the city they left manifestations of
their glee or results of the Waterbury
Burlington game, and with tin pans
and other devices serenaded much of
the town.
Spaulding not only had won the
championship of the "league, but had
won title for all time to the silver
cup, which in 10 IK was placed before
the schools of not hern Vermont as a
trophy to the school which first won
the championship three years.
The silver cup since last year has
rested a,t Montpelier high school but
will be brought to Kpaulding to remain
permanently, becoming now the pos
session of the school. The cup was first
placed as a trophy in Mlrt, Burlington
high winning it the first year, Montpel
ier high in 1017, Spauldimr higli in 101
and 1P1P, Montpelier high in ll2 and
Kpaulding in 121. v
Though Mr. Kwaffield of Montpelier
had chosen the Burlington team, his de
cision was subject to change providing
Waterbury won: in fact the team to
represent the northern part of the state
rested with this game. Had Burlington
won the game of last evening there was
douW about her choice over KpMiild
ins even then since Kt. Albans was
about to protest the game of last
week, which gave Mr. Swaffield reason
to believe he had made an incorrect
choice as to the most competent team
from the north.
Spaulding s record for t he season is
a very good one. and the season classed
as one of the best the achool ever expe
rienced in all ways. The team from the
beginning showed up well and contin
ually improved with the season, i-om-plet'ing
the year's league schedule by
tacking up the highest score of the year
against Waterbury high 4.' to LV The
terms played and scores resulting from
contests follow :
Kaulding 2-', Goddard 2.1: at
Spa Hiding.
Kpaulding 27. Montpelier seminary
24; at Barre. . ,
Spaulding 34. Burlington higli school
; at Harre.
Kpaulding 20. Montpelier high ; at
Kpaulding 21. St. Albans high 42: at
Kt. Albans.
Spaukling 24, Cathedral high 22; at
Kpaulding 38. People academy 17;
mi R.rr.
I Kpaulding 24. Montpelier high 22; at
J Barre.
Kpaulding 1, Hurlingion sign ;; ai
Burlington. '
Kpaulding 20. Kt. Albans high 12; at
Kpaulding 21, Cathedral h gh 40; at
Kpaulding 2.". (Joddard seminary
19; at Sjaultling.
Kpaulding 20, Peoples academy 10:
at Morrisville.
Kpaulding 10. Waterbury high J; at
Spaulding 4"i. Waterbury high 13; at
Kpaulding 34. Montpelier seminary
12: at Montpelier.
The asterisk indicate priiale or
Mror-h;l ahiMftls !! ffion lcanie pames.
! Of 1 games (.Saved Kpaulding won
!l2 and of 10 league games she won
Fiani, jr . su month old son of Mr.
and Mrs. F. t'umming 'f Cabot.
passed away last n.tht atter only a
hort illnts.. I he ho1y i oe.ni orougn
to Bsrre this aflern-xin and the tu
reral will I hell from the borne f
W. W. Parry. 14 Rt. hacln street, al
though the t'me i no' et known
Vi t inm ng will I tiP-n;Vrrd as
L;fel Parry i f th s e ty.
1 .
ExCeot in the Case Of the
State Insurance
Sheriffs and Purchasing
Agent Also Get More
By the House
The Ktcarns normal school b"ill (H.
88), came into the House this morning
with 16 amendment attached tending
to give the state board of education
and the commissioner of education
more power than the original bill pro
vided. It was favorably reported by
12 members of the committee on edu
cation and educational institutions, and
unfavorably by 11 members. Pending
the question of adoption of the first
amendment, Mr. thvrling of Chelsea
offered as an amendment to the amend
ment a substitute bill embodying the
substance of all the amendments, in or
der that the House might have before
it the proposed bill in its entirety. And
pending the question of the adoption
of tbU amendment, Mr. Darling moved,
and it was so voted, that the bill with
pending amendments be ordered to lie
and made a special order for next
Tuesday, March 22, at 2:15 o'clock in
the afternoon.
A special order for Friday morning
at 10:30 o'clock was made by H. 383,
the income tax bill, which was favor,
ablv reported with eight amendments,
one of which would cut the tax rate on
intangibles from 10 to six per cent.
The House was concerned largely
with financial matters this morning.
After much debate, in which nearly
evervone favored the measure, K. fi3.
raising the salaries of the probate
judges, was ordered to a third reading.
There were only a few votes against
the bill, everyone seeming to agree
with the statement of Mr. Darling of
Chelsea that "the judges of probate
in this state are the most grossly
r.ffimals that we have." The
Washington county judge of probate
Y asnington county ju"i'- i""""".in a year, ji i n"-u mm "uim-in"
will receive 2100 (raised from .$1400) ,,, will be obtained in this way to
, . i :o I I - ., .. , ko.'H a n .1 f T i r 1 J '
onrler this bill
The sheriffs were also voted an in
crease as provided by S. 73. and the
purchasing agent waa increased to $3.
000, provided by S. 60, both bill go
; . thtrit 'readinir .'but K. . in-
I rrtiiniK. - '
enmmissioner (adversely reported) was
..: 4i,o u arr or ine insursni-e
killed after a vain attempt on mr pan
of Mr. Wishsrt of Barre City ana Mr.
Field of Montpelier to save it. mr.
Chase of Bennington, for the commit
tee on state and court expenses, said
that the bill had been adversely report
ed because it was found that the in
surance commissioner is receiving
enough outside bis salary to make up
for any inadequacy in salary.
Final Adjuornment Dispute.
A sharp debate on final adjournment
was stagsd in the Kenate this morning.
Senator Dunham of the committee to
expedite legislation, reported that there
seemed to bajno possibility of adjourn
ment before the middle of week after
next. Senator Kingley disagreed with
him, saying that it was perfectly pos
sible to adjourn next week if the legis
lature would stop putting over bills as
special orders and other actions to hold
upjegislation. He thought if bills
were acted upon as they came along,
the work could be cleaned up in short
The following resolution was intro
duced and adopted in the Senate this
morning by Kenator Coburn of Chit
tenden county:
That the governor i hereby author-
iniuuni a committee of three
members, consisting of a physician.
Iirmor and a nusines-. man, "
investigate and report to the next leg
islature as to the efficiency and wis
dom of the methods of eradicating and
combatting Isnine tiilierculosU now
adopted bv the state. The committee
may, with the approval of the gover
nor, employ expert assistance. The
memliers of the committee shall re
ceive no compensation for their serv
is but shall receive their actual and
necessary expenses. The auditor of ac -
' . . .-
counts is directed to issue his warranls
for such sums as may be ncce.sary to
...mr out the nurtxtses of this resolu-
t ion' upon the approval of the governor.
on upon i"r "I'l""1"1 si
The mergay bill permitting four Ver- Edward q Dufficy, Maine Man and Ex
ont subsidiaries of the Boston A M
Maine ranroan unor " mi
road was ordered to a third reading in
the Kenate todav after a query by
Senator Fstee. ' bv Attorney William wi-hart. is tw
nig prepared and oierhauled for Ldw.
Enforcement Act. J(. p!Viry, age 2f, a young attorney.
In the Kenate yesterdav afternoon j wjl(J w,m'e), ,pre from the law firm of
Kenator Kherburne made a t atemcnt j jTM.hrd 4 Tupper in Springfield to
of the reasons why his committee IiskI aiWifth a practii of his own. Dur
proposed amendments to the enforce- j jnp ln(l yrr ne ), bwn affiliated
ment act (14li. He railed attention to ',n ,n; nrn, chiefly for the purpose
the provision for the supreme court's , gaining experience, and the 'yeai
removing a states attorney who failed j .(M BJl0n, nj 1in)p jth ln, stk-k-to
do bit duty, whereas the .institu ! .v Sargent. Kket ls law firm in Lud
tion provide that he can only In- re-j,
moved by impeachment. He also spoke jnut, fr,.m Rum ford. Mc..
unfavorably in regard to flic proi ision j h fl jM,i he l ore attending the law
for haling a respondent int.. court ; ,rhoo, , ,,. i nin rsity of Maine,
without spesifying )ii-t ohat he wasfr()n ,n.n he graduate.! in April,
.harged with and of the ,han.-cry pro -j J((. Jn jVl,ruary of that year, be
li.ion wlierehv under the niifani-e ' k. e.i1nli v o.ssed
clause the owner of propcitv .nil
imprisoned without a iurv trial.
The senator irom nuiu.no .-o.imi.
tWill.ams. and I. said the -n.t,.r . in,mi,elv at the outbreak of
from tranre. "haie ls-e ..ru-ed of Is- jth) en,rr, th(, .ri us- the
,ng 'rummies' ' !d.v following the d.Uratn... of war
trv.ng to fix this law P s.. ,. w. .old - rf.rnnv. Kor ...ore than a year
' workable- I am in f.ior of prohih.- i Mal.-ned ci.her wth
f.oa and I th.nk the senator rom Km -! de(a,ent at Fort Kh-
land cointv is. but we m-t ' !'rrn. V T. ..r mth the ep!o.i,e
lodgment al-ut an enfonement U. , ,( Imnlrai.te,T
bere are '-'l-'-;1 Z r,".n mg . d,s. bar?e from sen'-
tlvere are religmu ' ""' ' ,s';k, he crfeied the olbce of Miknv.
a erv ei prt.hib-.t . law IheiK-e ne ti.ir.ru .
t,,u l.w We km- what it me.,,. Nargrnt and Skrl. rcni.;n,n2 for a
.nd it ha- I--" - the ear. and thn went to the Piamhard k
"Jn. 1 d-at .hr,k we .,.M t..T,,n-r e f.r l.ir.he-
that we ens't tert saw a '.at Hit week.
a law that is subject to flux and change
such as the Volstead act.
The amendments set the .alcoholic
content at one per cent.' as in the pres
ent law, and Kenator Kingsley moved
to amend by making the specified con
tent not more than that designated in
the federal law. All amendments and
the bill are put over until Thursday.
I The Kenate reinsert to aniena . inn,
l limiting the liability of towns under
c ...u . :.. l. ....I ,.,,1, nrl- t, Ik IHIII
llflllin III ill ij;rB a,,.. i..-. v. -i ,
and the bill went to third reading on
a close i;ote, with the limit standing
at $3,000.
H. 50, which virtually repeals the
law requiring executors, administra
tors, trustees and guardians to report
every year, was lejuuiru
lengthy'explanation by Senator Vilas,
who remi iclici iiuui pivuatc
stating the present law was working
out well, and third reading was refused
K. 30, extending the law appropriat
ing ninety per cent of taxes to electric
railroad corporation which fail to
meet operating expenses and fixed
The Kenate concurred in House pro
posals of amendment to K. 05, requir
ing town clerk to publish in the annual
report a list of births recorded during
the year. Concurrence was refused in
House amendments to S. 20, relating
to investments of banks in the stock of
other banks. H. 31, amending the law
relating to city and municipal courts,
was rejected. On motion of. Senator
Sherburne,' H. 2Rn. requiring justices
of th'e peace to make returns, was kept
alive and advanced to third reading on
Family Membership Basis of $10 Rec
ommendedIt Is Hoped to Start
Boys' and Girls' Club Work
in Washington
The executive committee and the ad
visory council of the Washington coun
ty farm bureau met at the city hall,
Montpelier, Tuesday, to discuss the re
organisation of the farm bureau. J. K.
( 'orriir-jii 11 ! st mi t count v agent leader
of the "Extension service, Burlington, ex
plained tho type of organization w men
KnJIt on t'lip family basis for agri
cultural improvement m rural commu
nities. This new organir.uon consist
of agricultural and home economics,
w6rk for the men, women and children
on the farms and u the rural commu
nit ies.-
Both the committee and the council
favored this type of organization of
the farm bureau, and approved of the
plans laid out by the executive commit
tee, at a meeting held on Feb. 28, to
put tin" membership fee of the farm bu
reau on a family membership basis of
m I. 1. ...... J .!... ...ffinianl
mnlnr a i n tp nt for hovs' and girls
club work as well as for agriculture
and home economics.
K. B. Cornwall of Middlebury, pres
i,t. nt of the Vermont Farm Bureau fed
leia-iioit, niiuivnpry iv v,-- v...
eration, addressed the executive com
i m ttee and snsorv council on ine ac-
Uivities of the state and American
Farm Bureau federaOms w-ith relation
to their bearing of! farm and rural
problems of Washington county and
of Vermont.
H. W. McAllister Claims John Benja
min Sold Tuberculous Cows.
The trial of the case of H. W. Mc
Allister vs. .lohn Benjamin commenced
Tuesday afternoon in Washington
county "court. The plaintiff sued "to re
cover $4,000. alleged damages in a
transaction in which six cattle were
involved. Mr. Benjamin bought the
cattle at a sale in eastern New York
and according to his claim in court yes
terday, they were supposed to be free
from any disease and were thorough
breds. Mr. Benjamin was on the stand yes
terday as the first witness called, to
explain aliout the papers that showed
the registry of Ihe cattle. Two of the
six cattle Mr. Benjamin bought back
from Mr. McAllister, while only one of
the four which Mr. McAllister kept, is
still alive, one having died and two
reacted on a tuberculin lest.
The iurv is composed of Haley Con-
!ev of lhixhurv. L. F. Cutler of Fast
Montpelier. Neal Dodge of Woodbury.
.lohn K. Hale of Montpelier. I Heron
Hatch of Worcester. C,. R. Sawyer ot
Waterbury. !. C Kleeper of More
town. W. C. lmphere. Frank Puffer.
W. W. Bclville, Michael Pembroke.-of
Among recent cases added to the
docket are: Ceorge W. Mann vs. .len
nie Laws and George W. Mann vs. Max
I.,.- rn the ceiieral docket: K. W.
(Ilailey and company vs. F. P. and Ida
, heeler and K. M. Tracy vs. Prentiss
.. . .. . .. l..l.4
(. tlsik on ine loancery inmn,
I The oll.ee and adjoining room in the
I. M. Aienll block, formerly occupied
"',,. ino Jr examinations, and was
ilaier admitted
in the Maine I sir
to the call of I'ncle
And Position of Social
Worker Is to Be
Dr. R. E. Avery, City Physi
cianWilliam Wishart,
City Attorner''
1 a
Bane's charity def''jnt- under
went a reorganizat', the regular
.neeting of the br zr ,t aldermen last
night when Geo ci Ball was appoint
ed and conR.1 . as overseer of the
poor and tho position of social worker
was ordered to be unfilled. During the
pat year, the two positions have been
held by Miss Louise M. Gridley of
Montfpelier. At the same meeting Dr. R.
K. Avery was named as city physician
in place of Dr. J. A. Wark, whose res
ignation was read last night and ac
cepted. William Wiwhart was again
named as city attorney and also as
city grand juror. .Stephen Rizzi was ap
pointed and confirmed as cemetery com
missioner. In each case the appoint
ment wis confirmed unanimously ex
cept as to Mr. Wishart. the vote in each
of the two offices to which he was ap
pointed standing three yes and two no.
The ae.tioh is dispensing with the
sen-ices of a social worker was taken
after some discussion and following the
receipt of information from other cities
and towns in Vermont to the effect
fhat the work which might devolve
upon a social worker was being done
by the. Red Cross nurse. A Red Cross
nurse was recently appointed in Barre,
and it waa felt by the aldermen that it
would be largely a duplication of work
to continue the social worker, although
it u probable that the services of Miss
Kdith A. Reid, who has acted as as
sistant to Miss Gridley, will lie contin
ued for a time at least. The vote in
structing the charity committee to dis
pense with the servicea of the social
worker was unanimous.
George F. Ball, the new overseer of
the poor, is a resident of 105 Hill street
and has a wide acquaintance through
out the city. He recently was em
ployed as a "railway mail clerk but re
linquished that employment to resume
the business of watch reipairer.
Allen Lumber Co. to Move.
Besides receiving and aoting on ap
pointment, the aldermen granted
building permit to the Allen Lumber
Co. to build a storehouse off Prospect
rstreet. on the line of the Barre A Chel
sea railroad and to take down a mill
and store house off North Main street:
also a permit to Leo Bertrand to build
a 15 by 60 addition to a barn off Bai
ley street; and to Cat to Bros, to build
a 12 by 18 addition to a storehouse on
Kcampini square.
i On a favorable report by the fire com
mittee and tire chief, a permit waa
granted the I rood -Fellow Co. to set a.
gasoline pump on South Main street
and to build a "tire-proof" storage,
building at 74 South Main street. Fran
cesco Balrarini's application for a gas
oline pump at 4.15 North Main street
was referred to the fire committee.
David Farrand was given a ipoolroom
permit in the Miles granite block. Elec
tor Blair and R, Cantu were given per
mits to keep pigs, the former at 1 New
ton street and the latter at 15 Grant
avenue. The mayor was instructed to
look aftr the lighting on the granite
bridge on South Main street.
City Engineer Ruggles' report on tho
Granite street bridge showed that struc
ture to be in unsatisfactory condition,
and it recommended that not'cea be
posted warning against traffic f more
than 10 miles an hour for fivnjton
locds. Mr. Ruggles reported that the
briilge had been attended to in part but
was not in safe condition for heavy
City Attorney Wishart gave an opin
ion that the city can asses one-half of
the total cost to the city for perma
nent road construction where the wtate
contributes part of the coat. A resolu
tion relating to departmental appro
priation was adopted, having been pre
sented at a previous meeting.
Bills Ordered Paid.
Bills were ordered paid as follows:
II. G. Bennett. JsVl6: K . L. Clark.
27.02: engineering depart me"nt (la
bor!. $9.1.32 ; street department (laborl,
$10;. street department ((gast, W.40;
F. M. Kempton. 756.'.; N. D. Phelps
Co.. K-'t'.ll; 'A. J. Stewart, $2548; C.
W. Averill & Co.. $.10.08; .1. B. Robin
son. !S4 .5.: S. N. Parker. $2 65; Mont
pelier Jt Barre Light Power Co..
7:tV52; F. A. Klayton. $7840; Gran
ite Citv Tool Co., "$1.23; Barre Elec
tric tsi". $I7..": water rebates. $22.43;
water department (cash paid outi.
tJ.ll.W; Chapman xaiie ng.
7!.3lt; W. K. Darley A Co.. SOW; A.
ii. Fay (legal sen ices in Orange tax
cas..'W:W.33: - M. Flanders. $2.4(;
W. F. Kennedy, 1105: Keuffel k Ks-
r ( ii., $11.00; .eorge W. Under, $2;
Man. heter Supply Co.. fco7 16; L. Mc
I eod $6.60: National Meter Co.. $15.32:
Neptune Meter Co.. $1,374.00: Olivers
battery station, $S.5: Perry Auto to,
$7.:;6; Red Cross pharmacy, $1.2.'.;
Walworth Mlg Co.. $."..1.41; A. J. lx
ranger. $4-.'t0; H. W. Sett. $12: Barr
Gas to. $1240: Vermont Towel Sup
ply Co.. .1. 73: American I -a France Fire
l.rgine t .. $11 V.: .1 C. Heney (e.h
paid out . 1 78: H. H. H.vdghn. M. B.
W H.x.ker 4 Co . M: F. P. I-dd Co,
.t75; .1 .1. Lamb A Co.. $I7.!5; Olds
mobile Company of Vermont. M75;
lames Smart t.-a-h paid outi. $1 12.
George T.nguay. .Vt cents; IV M.
M,!e l',.al to. "4l.40: H. Papf.
02; Fei.x F. Iaus lup. Co . 17: C.
A Drown. 2 IH; lo Mfg Co..
ill: ". W. Martin. 1.02: J. I- Max
.n. sv.07: KeinolJs A Son. 75 -nis;
.1. v. s.n!!.tan ipost.ng n..ik-esi.M: M.
D. heete. f7 4"i: F. C . Brook. $25.53;
sticet pat. 47.7t; engnwerini pay,
.'16.7.1; water pay. $!' 2.1; firemen
pay. l!1"i; poiwe r-ay. K'i; M"
l.ridiev. .'6; - I- B-1i, $20; arhnol
trtu'rer, 10"J.

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