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THE HAUItE DAILY TIMES. 1UUKE. VT.. SATL'KDAY, JIAltCII
10, 1921. , 3 "DEVIL DROVE IE TO IT" ALLIED TROOPS GUARD SILESIA Virgil Decker, 19, Is Al leged to Have Said In Ad mitting Murder OF LEROY LOVETT AT WARSAW,, IND. During the Plebiscite to Determine Which Sovereignty c Height of Musical Joy YOU get the height of hear a great living artist But you get equal joy when you hear the same artist on the Ntew Edison. The proof of this is convinc ing, conclusive and concrete QKe NEW umsow Phonograph 'toith a Soul" Convincing for Mr. Edison him self said in a recent interview: "The emotional effects and con- sequent benefits of music are well known. Through the agency of my new phonograph, I can pro duce the same effects as would result from the original music." Conclusive for you can score, on a Mood Change Chart, the effects of the New Edison's realism on you. Come in and listen to this test of realism. Concrete for we will show a big book of proof, that there is no dif ference between Re-Created music ,and the original music. This proof would be eood in any court of law. DROWN'S DRUG STORE 48 No. Main St. Barre i i ! Made No Mention of Plot to Obtain Insurance Money PRIZES AW ARDED TO MUSIC COMPOSERS Pauline Arnou McArthur aoi Henri Pierre Roche of New York Won First Prize. Columbus, O.. March 19.-All but one of the prize in the seventh biennial ta, prir.o competition for American com poser of the National Federation of Music Club, have been awarded, it was announced here to-day by Mrs. Klla May Smith of thk city, chairman of the American music section of the national committee, who made known for the first time the names of prize winner. The grand prize of $.".000 was won by J'auline Arnoux McArthur of New York and Henri Pierre Roche, New York, for a setting of the 'Apoca lypse," an oratorio. The prize was of fered by the National Federation of Music. Club. Cello solo prize of $100 was won by Lloyd Ijoar of Kalamaoo, Mich. The title of his work w "Nocturne." The prize was offered by the St. Cecilia so ciety of Grand Kapid-s, Mich., as a mc V morial to Mrs. Charles B. Kelsey, a for 1 nirr president of the national federa . tibn and of the St. Cecilia society. Violin solo prize was won by Irene Berjre of New York, with a composi tion entitled, "Romantic Andante." The musicians' club of women of Chicago pave the award. Alexander Mcadden of Milwaukee, Wis., wa. given honor able mention. William Middelachulte. of Kvaiiston, 111., was awarded first honors in the or gan wlo class, with a work entitled, "Chromatic Fawtaise and Fujrue." Hon orable mention w-as accorded "Kestasy," by William Webae of Summit. New Jersey. The St. Cecilia society of Grand Rapids offered this prize also. Mrs. Bessie M. Whiteley of Brook lyn. N. Y won first honor in the com petition for a song, with "The Shud ders," a poem by Frank R. Stanton. This prize wa offered by Mrs. ,f. R. Cwter of Chicago, in perpetuity, the conditions being that the composition must be written by a woman and also a member of the national federation. Honorable mention was accorded Mrs. Gladys Petit Bumstea of Colum bus for her song, "Such a Starved Bank of Moss," a poem by Robert Browning. F.ai'h of the prizes was $1i0. No award was made in the "chorus for untrained children's voices" compe tition, for which a prize of $100 had been offered by Mrs. France Klliott Clark of Philadelphia, who will con tinue the prize for the next competition in lfl2i The competition opened in October, IflliO, and no manuscripts were accepted after December of that year. Since that time, the judges have been going over the offerings. m ' Do vou make the grade of a trying day's work free from fatigue? For those who lack reserve strength and energy GiapesNtete is the ideal food. This sturdy blend of whole ! wheat and malted barley is rich in the very elements required to build and main tain health and strength. Ready 'Cooked Easy to Digest Economical Made by Tostum Cereal Co.,Iiic.,Btde Creeklich. Sold by Grocers Everywhere Warsaw, 1ml., March 19. In a signed ! statement Iat night, Virgil Decker, 1! i ycar-oltT farm hand, admitted having i 1 I ..-,... T.-nt. nt VIL-hur annnrA. inir to an announcement by Sheriff Moon. Decker'in hi statement said he j commit tea tne crime uiiatmiRieu, me I sheriff stated. "The devil drove me to it, said Decker, when asked what was his mo tive in killing young Lovett. In his confession he made no men i ion of a plot to obtain insurance OlmMals of Kosehiusko county to day continued their efforts to draw from Decker, tl(e reasons for the at tack upon his chum.. In his confession as given out by the sheriff, Decker said he struck Lovett on the heifcl with an iron bar while he was asleep in a cottage- on the Tippecanoe river near here "and several hurs later returned to the cottage with a horse and buggy taking his unconscious chum to a nearby rail road crossing, where he was struck by a train. Decker denied that the transfer of his own clothing to Lovett's body had been part of a plan to collect insur ance totalling nearly $30,000, payable to Fred Decker, his brother, in event of the death by accident of Virgil Decker. In his confession Decker said that about 10 a. m. on March IX, he and Lovett arrived at the cottage and shortly lay down to sleep. Decker was the first to awake, his confession said. "The piece of - J have just shon me is the piece which I used to strike Leroy on the head," he said. Thinking Lovett dead. Decker said he went to the home of his brother, and returned about ti p. in. He said he found Lovett on the floor and let him out of the cottage door and helped him into the buggy. Sev eral times, he laid, he drove across the railroad rrosaing nearby trying to make up his mind to leave Lovett on the crossing; "Finally I saw a train coming from the east." he confessed, and drove down the railroad unhitched the horse, leav ing the buggy with Leroy in the seat on the track and ran down the road, south, in the direction the horse went." Lovett died later from the injur ies which it was-at first believed be sustained only in the railroad crossing accident. j "The reason I placed my suit of over-i alls and shoes on Leroy," said Decker, "avaa that I thought Leroy would be cut so badlv he could not be identified and soirte of my clothes would be found on him and they would think it me and I would have a chance to get away. of Cocoa Good at any hour of the day it 9 Baker's Cocoa i ft i m w ni i especially good in the evening a short time be fore retiring. Its flavor is delicious, its aroma most attractive, and it is conducive to restful sleep without being in any sense of the word, a ft narcotic. Ab solutely pure and wholesome. VOTE WILL BE TAKEN THERE TO-MORROW Choice Lies Between Ger many and Poland A1-" leged Plotters Arrested BOOKLET Or CHOICE RECIPES SENT FREE il f.. r 1 a r 1 j l III IIOIICTWOAVIU VU-HU. J MOTHER! California Syrup of Figs'1 ' Child's Best Laxative Oppeln, Upper Silesia, March 1!) (By the Associated Press). Captain Lench, wfio was an adherent of Dr. Wolfgang Kapj during the short -lived revolution in Berlin last March, and who was head of the press section of the for ek'u office during Dr. Kapp's regime, I was arrested here yesterday by Italian occupation troops. It was alleged he was at the head of a military organ ization aiming to uphold Herman claims in (Silesia by force, if necessary, should the plebiscite on Sunday go in i favor of the Poles, lie was released ' later on offering to procure proof that I he was a reporter for a German news : paper. Coincident with the arrest came re ports from !lciwii7. that 4 wo Poles had been shot and killed by plebiscite police while urging interference with the plebiscite in favor of Poland. There are approximately ."(0.000 troops, including a complete French di vision, four battalions of British, two Italian battalions and a large number of German and Polish police on duty in the plebiscite area. WHITE-COLLARED AMERICAS SEAMEN Accept "California" Syrup of Figs only ok for the name California, on the package, then you are aura your child ia having tha , best and most harmless physic for the little stomach, liver and bowels. Children iove it fruity taste. Full directiona on each bottle. You must j "California." A4v. A MAN OF ONE BOOK. John Habberton Gave the Literary World a Classic of His Times. The death of .lohn Habberton in New Jersey, at 79 years, recall to a public which had pretty well forgotten it the name of the author f one of the mo popular stories ever written. "Helen's Babies," published in 187ft, is said to have sold to ilO.OOO copies an enor mous s:ile for that time and was later translated into half a dozen foreign languages. The book was talkfl about and quoted everywhere; indeed, "ioli ah's head all hagjry" and "Want to see the wheels go 'wound'' remarks of the cherubic Toddy are still quoted occa sionally for readers, most of whom are ignorant of their connection and, there fore, fail to appreciate their signifi cance. One would suppose that the sale of a quarter of a million copies of a story would be the sure foundation for a literary reputation and for future pros perity. It dkl not prove so in Ifabher ton's -ase. lie is. indi-ed, one of a long lit of authors known only by single Ixiiiks. Kdward Bellamy, author of "Looking Backward," is perhaps the most striking of his companions in that gallery, although .Judge Albion W 1 ourgee, who wrote half a dozen noWls of the south during reconstruction, is remembered chiefly by his "A Fool's Kr rand."' About the time of "Helen's Babies." Blanche Howard wrote a wide ly popular love story called "One Sum mer." It made a great hit, but it never had a smvewiful fellow from the same pen. Mrs. Ntowe wis more fortunate in commanding interest in half a dofn novels her "Old Town Folks" is a classic of primitive New England yet to-day her name is associated by most people with only one book. Habberton wrote many things fol lowing his great suoccm, but none of them "caught on." He is credited with a play which is said to have received five hundred performances, but its pop ularity must have been among the shadows of "the road." For almost all his life be w a hard-working news p;yer man, as he was when he wrote his great sux-es, a story which had its origin in an attempt to amuse his sick wife. He was lxrn in Brooklyn. ent to the Civil ar from here, and probably continue)! to live on this side of the rivt-r nnil hi story broi ght to him a greatly increased income. He was a generous and kindly soul and money did riot stick to his finger. He was living at the Sold'ers' home in Keamv. N. Y for a cori-idcrable tino- preccl ing hi desth. Brookh n F.agle. ; At the Wrong End. An V.nsli-h schoolmaster akel a new boy hi name. ".!vhn Thomp-on, a the blunt re Ply. "S;r! shouted the srboohna-ter. who a stikl-r for pol 7-n---. I ant you to put a ':r' to it." ' "Sir J"hn Thompson," 'd the boy innoototh Burton liancnr.t. PRISOM POPULATION DECREASED 124 PER CENT In Middle and Southwestern United States During the Past Six Years. Chicago, March 10. Prison popula tion of the middle and southwestern United States has decreased MA per cent in the past six years, according to reports collected by tile Associated Press from state penitentiaries in 16 states. The decrease amounted to 2,72" pris oners. The total penitentiary popula tion of the 111 states in 1014 was Jl. !47, in 10'JO. 1I,21H. Dnte of the com parative figures was for the most part Dw. 1 of each year. Falling otr in the prison population of the section is equivalent to more than the rombined prisoners of Iowa, Kansas. Wisconsin and North and South Dakota in 19U. Decrease, hiwever, wa shown to be not uniform throughout the territory. Six states had the reverse to show, re porting an increase, while one present ed exactly the same figures. The de crease came from nine states. The adtanee in the six states amounted to 834 prisoners while the de crease in the nine state aggregated ,")(i.'l prisoner. This gave the the total decrease of 'J,72!. States whose penitentiarir reported less convicts than six years ago were Arkansas, Indiana. Iowa. Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota. Texas and Wisconsin. States that h:td the contrary Vtory to tell were Illinois. Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska. Ohio and Oklahoma. South Ihikota was the state whose prison population on Dec. 1 of the two yVars was identical. The largeot decrease In any Mate was shown bv Kentucky, its penitentiary inmates falling off 81S or 37 per cer,t ln this state 1014 figures were lot ob tainable, and the nearest date was Dec. 1, 101B. when the state penitentiary held 2.1KJ convict, as against ltt;4 on Dee. 1 of last year. The largest increase wa noted in Ohio, where convicts at the state peni tentiary increased 201 or 17 per cent in the six year period, specifically from 1.702 to In he past year alone, from Dec. 1, 1010, to Iec. I. IOl'O. the total prion population of the 1 states fell oftT 702 pri-oners or three and one-half per cent . F'igures from the state follow: 1014 POf Arkansas l.LW "4. Illinois 2-W Indiana 1 N4 Iowa 7.V1 . Kansas 7.V 73 Kentuckv 2.1V - !,V.4 Michigan - JM4 I Ml Minnesota I."'.' 774 Missouri 2-'m 2.1o N,4.ra,-ka : Ml North Dakota 22-. 13 Ohio I.7UJ 1. 9-3 OkUhorea 1 '2 l--3 Soulh iMkcta "-IO 210 Texas 3.122. 2 &'7 Viroria 7": Total 210J7 l?-,:' Are a New Spectacle on the Streets of Rotterdam in Contrast to Rougher-Clad v Sailors. Rotterdam, March 10 The growth of the American merchant marine has brought a new factor, the white-collared, "snappily" dressed, debonair American sailor, to he Schiedamsche dvke. Rotterdam's "Barbary coaat." "While the French, Dutch, Knglish and others who patronize these resorts us uaily are dressed in colored flannel shirts, rough suits and unpolished shoes, most of the Americans, as soon as they get shore leave, don suits smacking more of the college boy than the sailor, white stiff collars, belted overcoats, fashionable shoes and the characteristically American soft felt hat. American diplomatic and consular authorities in Holland are very much interested in efforts to provide some substitute for "the dyke." Dance hall, saloon, dance hall, saloon, alternate in almost unbrok?ii monotony for several blocks on Sehiedamsehe dvke. In all of them, the chief spenders appear to be American seamen, whose pay is larger than other seamen receive. Tha nftiMalu who are aeekinif some sort of a substitute for the dyke's at-j fractions say that most of the sailors would go elsewhere if they had a chance. "But it must not lie a namby-pamby resort," one official said, ".lack wants music and danying and beer, as well as reading material and a place to loaf, when he gets ashore." It was on the Schiedanische dyke that a number of American seamen were roblied of their identity cards by bolshevik agents who ucd them to get into America. mm wwmfm Ip.s. fey FERRf'S purebred SEEDS Ferry's pure-bred Seed ore told in every town in America "J the store around the corner" at 10c per paper. The quality could not be better at any pro r. Backyard Profits lorv unfi'. vim nlant now means less paid later to the producer, railroad, mid .ii.triuti. retailer. Cut loose from all of them; grow your own vegetables and save money. You can do it, even in a i 2 x 4 garden, if you will plant Ferry's pure-bred Seeds. No broad experience is necessary just read directions, roll up your sleeves and go to it. Rain, sun and a little pleasant work from you will do the rest. 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H Smith Woman's Relief corps held Thursday evening at headquarters was followed by a box social which wa, attended by" alsmt fifty, including the members and their invited guests, and a few members of the American Legion were present The boxes were appropriately decorated, some with flags and others in keeping with St Patrick 'a day. A. R. Straw acted a auctioneer and proyd to be the right man for the place, as some, boxes brought as much a $2. the lowest bid was 7" cents; the net proceeds were about Ml. Mi-s Catherine Smalley fur nished music for dancing arl the affair proved very enjoyable and a mhtc-s. "The American Klsg" w ill be present ed bv the W. R. C. Wednesday evening. W-i-.-li -' l for the Ix-neiit of the Botll- Ider fund. There will lie specialties be tween acts and nr.ich work has been t . , ., -i .i. Hone to make ine piay wuim Scats are now on sale at Knight's pharmacy and seats will be reserved w ith no extra charge. M. 1.. Poor. K. Ii. Barrows and W. M. Adams were in Montpelier to attend a listers' meeting Thursday. t O.'Burt, who went to Burlington the first of rbe week, was accompa nied by his son, V. O. Burt, jr., who has bt;cn at the Mary Fletcher hos pital, for treatment for cuts on the face received while coasting on Feb. 20. Miss Mary Stone, who has been with her nephew for several days, ac companied tlicm home. Miss Agnes Hodges and Miss Allie McLean were visitors the first of ths week in Montpelier. Peter St. Jock of Waterbury was in town Friday. Supt. V. D. Howe was a visitor in the village schools Friday. Mr. and Mrs. If. W. Kawlin are mov ing from the Fisher tenement onto the farm at Moss (ilenn Falls owned bv (ieorge Clement, son of Mrs. Rav lin. 0. L. Robinson and family, who hae lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Robinson, since his return from Richmond aliout av year 'ago, have mocH into their house recent I v va cated by Stanley Mansfield and family. 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