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ivni, xxv. Ni). ol. , . . 11 1 . --- - - . i i MRS. GARROW REPORTED V HA Vti SAIL) I V r Defense of Edward Gar- row, Who Is Being Tried On Charge of Murdering His Wife, Endeavors to Prove That Woman Had Purpose to Kill Herself ACCUSED MAN SAYS HE TRIED TO HIDE PISTOL And That Mrs. Garrow Found It Twice Garrow Was Subjected to Cross Examination To-day By Attorney General Archi bald In Trial at St. Al bans ' St. Albans, May 13. Testimony that Mrs. Matilda Garrow, who died at Franklin on Nov. 30. 1920, of bullet wounds, had intimated a, short time be fore her death that "I won't be here long" was presented in Franklin coun ty court to-day by Edward Garrow, husband of the woman and the person Charged with her murder, and also by hit two children, Dorothy and Earl Garrow. The evidence was introduced to support the theory of suicide which was held for a long time by the author ities after the woman's body was found in her home. ' Edward Garrow was on the stand quite a time to-day in crnsa examina tion by Attorney General Archibald, lie admitted having quarreled with His 1 wife frequently and also his attend ance to their hired girl, Alice Thomas. " fie answered all of Attorney General Archibald's questions without hesita j tion and told practically the same de tails as he had testified to in direct testimony yesterday. Garrow admitted havig gone to Abercorn, P. Q., to see Alice Thomas after that woman left employment in the Garrow house. He said he went once or twice a week. ' Asked as to the condition of Mrs. Garrow for a short time before her death, Garrow said she was unusually nervous and had made remarks during ' their quarrels that she would not be there long. "Did your wife know of the revolv er," asked Archibald. "Yes, was Garrow' answer. -"Knowing tlflit your wife was very nervous, why did you not hide the re volver?" asked the attorney general. Garrow answered: "I did; about two weeks before her death I took it from a bureau drawer upstairs and wrricd it downstairs She found it; fo 1 took it back upstairs." "Did you put it in the same place?" , "No;I put it in a different drawer of the bureau and covered it up." "Why didn't you destroy the gun or take it from the house?" "I didn't think to," was Garrow' an swer. .When the respondent was dismissed from the stand, his children, Dorothy and Earl, were called. They testified as their father had done about hearing fhetr mother say she wouldn't le there ' Joseph Playful and Chauneey Bil lcau, farm hands employed by Garrow, being called b ythe defense, both tes tified that they and Garrow left the house at the same time on the day Mrs. Garrow died. , John Gibson, an undertaker, of Enos 1nrg Falls testified that lie reported that Mrs. Garrow had committed sui ide and that lte still believed that the woman killed herself. Billeau was on in etand for cross-examination when recess was taken at noon. For mo't than two hours yester day afternoon Harrow, in direct testi monr, gave a history of hi married lifo." BRITISH MILITARY MISSION Bat Arrived in Chita, Capital of Far f East era Republic of Siberia. Riga. Let via. May 13. A Briti-h military mission has arrived at Chita, capital of the far eastern republic of Siberia, according to a Mwm di fetch to the Letiian Telegraph agency, which adds that recognition of the ( hita government by ftie powers i Imminent. " In connection with the far eastern M'tiatton. a Keial dispatch report" that the pri-c of Oldenburg is organ ising new forces in Siberia "to join Oneral ScmnnirT and Japan against the lilhevki " Prince Alexander of Oldenburg was of the Ruia!i princely and ducal group which early in the resolution of 1917 supported the new proii-iona! fmernnvrt, but latrr were driven inti ex'V or irrprtov4 by the H'he iki. His name b w prerjoa; Wn as sociated wit that of (.ral Semew erT. one of the rhwd of the aati-hol-skeviki movements w Vie fcave ap peared frosa tine t t isne ia rasters fr-.bctia. GERMAN FORCES ON ODER ARE INCREASED Poles are Also Strengthening Their Po sition with Artillery, But Have ' Suspended Operations. v Oppeln, Silesia, May 13 (By the As sociated Press). German forces on the left bank of the Oder are being grad ually augmented by the arrival of for mer German soldiers from Breslau and a number, it is known, are coming from Germany. Several hundred security po lice from 'Hamburg and Kiel and a few from other German cities have reached Brieg. 20 miles northwest of here and are authoritatively reported to have placed themselves at the disposal of German authorities there. The Poles, in the meantime, are known to be strengthening their posi tions with artillery, although they are not advancing. French sources declare that Adalbert Korfanty, leader of the Polish insurrection, has "heeded Gen eral Lerond's instructions for the first time, and suspended his offensive." A German counter offensive, it is believed, cannot be prevented unless the Poles evacuate their positions, the im pression prevailing among German leaders that if the Poles are permitted to hold territory they have occupied the Germans would have similar rights, should they succeed in driving out the invaders and occupying the game re gion themselves. Berlin, May 13. The general strike begun by the" German workmen at Op peln, upper Silesia, in protest against the attitude of the inter-allied commis sion toward the Polish insurrection has been called off, according to advices from Oppeln to-day. Members of all the German parties, including the German nationalists and the communists, visited the headquar ters of the commission yesterday and were assured by General Lerond, head of the commission, that no negotiations with the Polish insurrectionists as had been reported, had taken place. He said lie had asked for military rein forcement and would be glad to see British and ltaliun troops sent to the district. BRITISH RAILWAY MEN W ILL NOT HANDLE COAL Imported to Replenish the Nation's Badly Depleted Supplies Not to Handle Coal Turned -Over By "Black I legs." London. May 13 (By the Associated Press). The National Union of Rail waymen to-da stepped actively into the front in support of the striking British miners, taking measures de signed to prevent the transportation by rail of coal imported to replenish the nation's fuel supplies, badly de pleted because of the strike at the coal pits, now in its second month. The railwaymen'a action took the form of a decision by the executive committee of the union that its mem bers would not handle imported coal, no matter for what -purpose it was in tended. The committee further instructed the members of the union not to han dle coal of any description loaded or previously handled by "blackleg" labor. GREAT SLAUGHTER IN MEXICAN CITY Fifty People Killed and Score Wound ed When Police and Radicals Charged Catholics. Mexico City, May 23 (By the Asso ciated Press). Fifty persons were killed and a score wounded last night in Morelia. capital of the etate of Mi choacan, when police, aided by unso licited help from radicals, charged a large group of Catholics, according to advices received by the Excelsior to day. ' CALL TO HARVARD. Dr. John Rowland, Professor ia Johns Hopkins Medical School. Baltimore. May 13. Dr. .lohn How land, professor of pediatrics at the John Hopkins Medical school and pediatrician-in-chief of the Johns Hop kins hospital, has received an offer to become professor of children's diseases at Harvard Medical school. He ha not notified the Jlopkirw authorities whether he intends to accept. He is regarded throughout the coun try as perhaps the leading authority on the diseases of children. GOES IlfTO DEEP WATER. Superdreadnought Tennessee Has Anchor and Steering Teats. Roland. Me., May 13. The super dreadnought Tcnneee went into deep wat.T to day where anchor and steer ing trt were hfW- The standardiza tion trial runs, the postponement of ' whi.h was cued ty further repairs to N.i. 4 motor. lurnM out on the run down frnm IWon, prhb!y will be started to-morrow. LEFT i00.O TO PRINCETON Ia Memory of Her Sen, Wardra Mc Lean, Who. Was Killed ia War. Pelade!;.!.,. May IJ.-TV will of Mrs. William I- MrLe.n. wife of tVe TiMiVr r.f the 15 i! t"r r.ia Ererinf Bulletin. f-rtei tix, leaie ;i'Vr to friwcelow U mrer.-, ia tneroory of Ver Wardew V Lew, of ike riiM cf 112, tW was ai:Wd ia Ike war. r AMlL i . . . MAY CALL ON U.S. TREASURY To Make Good the Railroad Deficit, Declares Sen ator Cummins UNLESS REVENUES ARE INCREASED And Expenses Reduced Condition of Roads Is Grave Washinsrton, D. C, May 13. Unless some way is found to increase reve- nues and reduce expenses, the railroad deficit will have to be met from the national treasury, Chairman Cummins of the Senate interstate commerce com mittee declared to-day at hearings on the genral railroad situation. MEXICO WILL NOT SIGN PROTOCOL As a Condition to Recognition By United States, Says Pres ident Obregon. Mexico City, May 13. Mexico din not and will not sign a formal protocol as a condition to recognition by the United States, President Obregon an nounced to-day in referring to Presi dent Harding's policy, aa outlined in dispatches received here on Tuesday. He said he had received letters recently from friend in Washington who as sured them they saw in President Harding, Secretary of State Hughes and Assistant Secretary of State Fletcher, three men with extremely cordial feelings toward Mexico, who apparently were inclined to establish relations between the two countries. Although President Obregon has in sisted that thw government cannot sign a formal treaty, or protocol, it i known here that an informal exchange of communications between the 'two governments, which would be tanta mount to formal conferences, would not be rejected by the Mexican govern ment. Friends of President Obregon as sert that he is willing to give the Unit ed States any information it desires relative to conditions in Mexico. As surances have been given as to safe guards and guarantee for foreign in vestments and various public declara tions by President Obregon indicate he believes such assurances are ample and sufficient to prove the nation's stability and its right to recognition. Beferring to Great Britain evident intention to withhold recognition until safeguards are given, the foreign office atates that the Mexican government wishes at all times to return all con fiscated property to. its legitimate owners and to pay for damage suffered during revolutions. "Not for one moment." the state ment added, "does the Mexican jrov ernment wish to abrogate its promises, much less to appropriate goods belong ing to another, either a foreigner or a Mexican." COST OF OPERATION And Taes Paid Were Related To-day By Kruttschmitt. Washington, D. C, May 13. A table showing w hat sums had been expended for railway operating expense and taxes from 1917 o IftLt), inclusive, was submitted to the Senate interstate commerce committee to-day by Julius Krdttschmitt, chairman of the board of the Southern Pacific, who appeared for conclusion of his cross-examination in connection with the committee's in quiry into the railroad situation. The total of operating expenses and taxea for the railroads, aeeordins to the table rose from $X(U3.0n0.m0 in 1017 to $.047.0O0.no0 in 1A20. Salaries of general officers of the railroads in l!r20 totaled M7.119.4ft4 as. against $.1, ms.'MMi for labor. The exhibit also showed that in 1?U7 out of every dollar expended fnr opera tion and taxes 5 cents went for wages of employes and this had increased in 1!20 to 59 cents. Salaries of general ofiVerw decreased frnm 1.15 cents to 0.7H rents out of each dollar. The sal aries of ditision oflners remained prac tically stationary. ANOTHER ARCTIC EXPEDITION Is Planned By Stefaaaaoa ia Tw r Ttrea Tears. Pas.desa. Cl May 13 Another expedition into the Arctic region in two or three years is planned by Vilh jslmur Stefansxon, the explorer, he an nounced here to-dy. Despite the irorery of the North Pole. Scfatoa said, there remain n.ma room f"f exploration in the Art tic. "The cater of the if Kurl rep-., of tlie north iwveT ha been reached br mts." fee j4 "The North ToVe re pni i sniie ir-vm X he e3fe cf the -y area. wViie tV center is mite from tb 4fe. W re eterirtr oir itrrel a j-ettiTjr to the tr 4 ndlml t what there. I ae a tbrone. It BJ he land ar ira." BARRE GEN. PERSHING CHIEF OF STAFF Will Succeed Major Gener al Peyton C. March On July 1 MAJ.GEN. HARBORD HIS ASSISTANT In Case of War Pershing . Would Immediately Take Command Washington, DC, May 13. Selec tions of General John J. Jershing to be chief of staff of the army was an nounced to-day by Secretary. Weeks. General rerghing will assume his new duties July 1, succeeding .Major General Peyton C. March. His assist ant will be Major General James G. Harbord. who was General Pershing's principal staff assistant in France be fore he assumed command of the serv ice of supply. As chief of staff, Secretary Weeks said, General Pershfng will direct training of the regular army and or ganized reserves which he will com mand in the event of active field oper ations before his retiremnt. He will retain the duties recently assigned to him as chief of the war staff now be ing organized. General Harbord, as assistant chief of staff, will take over all of the administrative details here tofore handled by the chief of staff. Mr. Weeks announced, leaving General Pershing free to direct the organisa tion and training of the army of the United States as a whole, including the National Guard and the organized reserves. In time of war the plan contemplates that General Pershing would imme diately assume command of the entire army "and General Harboard automati cally become chief of staff. In this way General Pershing would pass to the head of the field staff, already in pro cess of organization and General Har bord would take charge of the war de partment general staff and be entirely familiar with all the duties of the post, having performed them in time of peace. '' BOTH IDENTIFIED AND - ARE BOUND OVER Frank Cassidy and Fred Edwards Have Done Time According to State ments in Montpelier Court. City court at Montpelier had an all day session yesterday in hearing the evidence presented by State's Attorney Thomas charging Frank Cassidy, alias Collins, and Fred Edwards, alias Chad wick, with the burglary of the Fred B. Miles store and the railroad station in Middlesex. Mr. Miles identified some of the stolen articles. George Thomas and Alvah Newhall testified to finding some articles thrown away by the bur glars. Deflective Hodge testified that he traced1 them for several days and asso ciated with them. Deputy Sheriff Law son testified that he arrested them on the tip from the detective. Columbus, a chef from Burlington, testified that they stopped at his hotel after the breaks at Richmond. The most damaging evidence pre sented by the state was by Inspector IVI.ay of the identification department in Boston, who identified Casidy, alias Collins, claiming he has done consider able time in Massachusetts and is still wanted for breach of parole. A state's prison guard, by the name of Swal low, identified Kdwards, alias Chad wick, and he claimed the man has done time and is wanted. After this evidence, the court took but little time in binding them over to county court. The authorities believe they have rounded up two hardened criminals. ROBBERY AT PROCTOR. W. P. Donahue Clothing Store Robbed of $700 in Goods. Proctor. May 12. The W. P. Dona hue clothing store was broken into Tuesday night and goods valued at $700 were stolen. Entrance was gained by hurling a rock through a window and then unfastening the lock. The rock was found on the floor when the store was opened yewterday morning. An inventory snowed that 15 suit of clothes had been stolen, "along with five dozen neckties, a quantity of watches and cheap jewelry. A small trunk was also stolen, evidently with a purpose to carry the stuff away in. It is thought that the thieves traveled by automobile and that they came from some plai-e out of the etate. SAYS TR0TZKY HAS CANCER, But the Newspaper Report in Revel, Etthonia, Is Not Confirmed. P.evel, Kthoni, May 13. The news paper WaHa Maa of this efty print a report rcceied frnm Ter'j"ki. on the Hu-so Kinnivh border, that Leon Trot rkv, the soviet war minister, i cri ou.ly ill with csru-er and that the he.t po'ilit in Kiifnia are attending him. (No advice confirmatory of this re poll tave been received from other soun-esi. TALK OF THE TOWN A daughter, weifhitig r.ine pound, was lrn at the Bsrre City b.al ve'erdav o Mr. ani Mrs. Hextor Mr Led of' Will .smtwn. 1,. i-lo B'.i. net of N.r.h Senvnsry ret Wt ! r trht fr Nfw York Ciy. wVer he m,il -a I -t u-ai oa the B t " I "e Star 5ir Oliror-x. to rke aa md-f r. te iit at V.s fjrr le u Ytrtaa, Italv. DAILY TIMES BRATTLEBORO MAN KILLED BY AUTO Patrick Lynch, Aged 65, Struck y Ma chine Driven bf Mrs. Sadie Hap good His Skull Fractured. Brattleboro, May 13. Patrick II. Lynch, 05, retired, died last night from injuries received late yesterday after noon when struck by an automobile driven by Mrs. Sadie (Turner) Hap good of this place, formerly of Turners Falls, Mass. Mr. Lynch's skull waa fractured and he did not regain con sciousness. Mr. Lynch had been sitting in the park at the foot of the Main street hill and started to cross as Mrs. Hap good drove down Canal street hill Into Main street. He hesitated, stepped back, and had started forward again when he was struck and knocked down. It was thought at the time that he was not hurt seriously. Mrs. Hapgood says that her car was going very slowly and that her brakes were on.- Mr. Lynch was one of the four men who first were appointed letter carriers in Brattleboro when the free deliv ery service was established in 1887. In recent years he had been employed in wood working plants. He leaves three sisters. MONTPELIER City Council Decides on Granite Blocks for New Street. IThe city council, in executive session last evening, decided upon the material to be used in the paving of Main street, choosing granite blocks on a ce ment base. As the lowest bidder did not have any specifications presented, it is not expected that the contract for the paving will be awarded before next week. Mayor Blanchard has received word that the Sparke circus would like to appear here on June 9. Fourteen cars are used in transportation of this cir cus. The will of Daniel Saporiti, late of Barre, has been presented for probate. Stephen P. Joslin of Waitsfield was appointed administrator of the esrtate of Julia G. Joslin, late of Waitsfield. Orlando K. Hollister of East Montpel ier settled hie final account as admin istrator of the estate of Elizabeth Ann Hollister, late of Eas Montpelier. He also settled final account as the guardian of Paul S. Cate of Calais. Commissioner of Industries John S. Buttles to-day received the report of a fatal accident of F. 0. Perry of West Lebanon, while in the employ of the Central Vermont railroad. The injury occurr" on the night of May 11, while tlie ehilting engine was backing. Perry started to climb down back of the tank, slipped and fell with left leg across the track, cutting off the left limb at the knee. He was taken to Hanover hospital at Hanover, N H., where he died during the night. He was married and had one child. Harry A. Black left yesterday after noon for his htine in Newport to spend the week end. Harold Sheldon left to-day for Rut land county on business connected with the fish and game department. Thurston W'. Dix of the highway of fice returned to-day from a trip of in spection in the southern part of the atate. He inspected the Dummerston project and reports satisfactory prog ress. The teachers of the primary, union and high school held a picnic at the slate quarry immediately after the close of school yesterday. A game of baseball and other sports were enjoyed by all. All attending voted to hold an other picnic in two weeks. Robert Whitney of St. Paul street waa taken to Heaton hospital yester day, suffering from a shock. Hia con dition is considered critical. Dr. Charles P. Chandler relumed to day from Cedar Beach, where he has been spending a few days. Dexter Grover died this morning at Heaton hospital at the ago of 52 years. He had been an inmate of the city farm since Jan. 5. 1917. He was taken suddenly ill last Saturday evening and taken to the hospital Sunday evening. Pneumonia developed and he auc eumbed this morning at 7 o'clock. He was a well-known character around town, working for the late John Sen ter for Id years. The caretakers of the city farm said that he was never satisfied unless he was doing some thing. He is survived by a stster, whose address is unknown, and a half-brother, Frank Ihckson. and a half-sister. Mrs. Hugh Peters, both of Detroit. Fu neral services will be held to-morrow afternoon at BarWr A Lanier under taking rooms, Rev. Knapp of the Epis copal church officiating. Commiesioner Brigliam announces an amendment in the regulations regard ing the importing of cattle from other states. Cattle from other states from herds which are under state and fed eral supervision and hae paused one free tuberculin lest without reactors will not be held in Vermont for re test in 0 days. Heretofore only cattle from fully accredited herds have been o admitted but it is believed by the commissioner that this amendment may be made without danger of letting diseased cattle come into the state. A Windsor county writ was served on the secretary of state in the cae of Lorenzo Bocoia of Hartford vs. Bw ton A Maine railroad. It is an action in tort, the plaintiff seeking to recover t15,fli for injuries received through the gross negligence of the defendant. The Ludlow Milk Producer' corpora tion of lyodlow riled a certificate with the secretary of state announcing that at a meeting of the i.tok holder it was voted by holders of 133 share of Outstanding ft nek to increase the capital stock of the corporation. I. W. W. Brk left tc day for De troit on a bu'ine. trip. Ixni II. Bain left lo-datr for Den ver, Col., and other town in the mid die wet on bulne in the interest of the National Life Irurr.ce t o. Hex pect to be awsv !! ix week. H. M. OTVtl'left to;y for Bur lir.t'ion and point lake ChsropUin. where be e peers to pa the el en.l Work on te n National L.fe biiiMir tskirg on a ri'.,er h.i.y p prsrrre. It 1 ftod t.v ;rt that tV onn'X 1" tVe nsaw IWR-.cr t.inid n; w ill tie irm the 'ret la or It to d. C 1hT ha 1 to r the troiky wire t t' f"t of W:ct aveaoe. Libe-rr.i-B from bvta tlve ectrie cc-n-jaty U. S. TROOPS REQUESTED To Aid West Virginia State Soldiers Fighting Against Rioters THREE TOWNS CTR. -OF BITTER STRUGGLE Growing Out of Disturbed Conditions of Long Duration Williamson, W. Va., May 13. The people of the upper Tug river valley, where a battle raged yesterday be tween forces of the state and riflemen hiddn in the mountains, awaited to day some news concerning the request of Governor Morgan that federal troops be sent into the district. Captain Brockus, commanding the little force of state troopers who held the towns of Merrimac, Sprigg and Al burg, had so disposed his forces late last night as to hold in check the at tacking forces in the mountains. - Reports from the vicinity of McCarr on the Kentucky side of the river were that the firing continued intermittent until late in the night, but there was no information that the list of casual ties, one known dead and two wounded, had been increased. A report from Mc Carr that one of the attacking party had been killed was not confirmed. David Phillips and J. C. McCoy, who were arrested at Sprigg by the state police in connection with the shoot ing of Harry C. Staten, a state prohibi t on officer, soon after the firing start ed, it is expected will be arranged to-1 dav. Chief Deputy Sheriff John Hall left Williamson to-day with supplies of am munition for the detachment of state police stationed at Sprigg. one of the towns in yesterday's battle tone. Re ports from Sprigg a few minutes ear lier, indicated that firing from the mountains had been resumed aoon aft er daybreak. There were no details. The attack on the mining towns is declared b ythe authorities to be an outgrowth of the disturlied conditions which have prevailed along the upper Tug river with varying intensity since detectives sent to evict miners from last May 19, when a party of private company houses at Hatewan became involved in conflict with the people of that town. Detectives and three of the town's residents were killed. A strike of miners in this section was called last July and has since been in prog ress. On two other occasions federal troops have been called into Mingo county to restore order. TOBACCO LESS HARMFUL THAN TEA OR COFFEE According to Eminent British Surgeon, Sir James Cantlie But He Condemns the Cig aret. London, May 13. Tobacco is the leaat harmful of the four "social poi sons" tea, coffee, tobacco and alcohol according to Sir James Cantlie, the eminent surgeon, speaking here re cently. "Smoke the t-ame amount of tobac co every day," said Sir James, "and the heart will become accustomed to a certain amount. If one smokes less one day than another, he feels the effect an much as if he had smoked more." He said three days' abstinence from smoking would entirely free the sys tem of nicotine. He condemned the cigarette. QUINCY QTJARRYMAN KILLED. Lawrence Larsen, Aged 53 Years, Fell Into Grout Hole. Quincv, Mass., May 13. Lawrence Larsen, 53 years of age. of Ofl Nightin gale avenue, was killed yesterday in the granite yard of J. S. Swingle at West Quincr, when he was thrown into the grout liole. The grout boat and contents fell on him. He is survived by a wife, two sons and one daughter. and fire department have busied lm selves to see that their lines are safe. The excavation for the foundation is getting along very eatiffactorily, the team shovel doing remarkable work in digging up the dirt. sterday aft ernoon one of the teams carrying the dirt basked up too far and dropped down a distam-e of about ten feet, where the ateam shovel was doing the work. The shovel picked up the cart and aided the ttamter in getting out of his 'predicament. The cement form have alreadv been started and it will not be long' before the foundation will be laid. A miraculous crape from serious in jury wa experienced on Barre street H,Vr!v Ufore noon to-day when a pair triy horc attached to a covered wagon of E. W. Bailey A t o. Iiecame frigltened at the traction company' work car and ran away. kn king dow n lit electric light pole and tangling elerlric light and telephone wire. Carl Mile wa driving the team and Welis J. Brown, another emploje of the firm, wa on the wagon. The latter ws pinned Ai-mn by the wagon top when the firt .!e fell ar it. Brown re ceiling a alp wound. Af;er kmkinc down the tir; p!e the t.ore c-fitin mc-1 uMil they urek arthrr pole near rn'ro ttrpiM. They k n- I ed that do n ar.d on of ihe fci.r-o wa re W4 ar.d raw up KiiHcrt.rti aienw. while the other, drajr.it.2 the if. went ow and wa throw in fr.-M of the alt.'e hnr . Tloe h- lte ao-idtat ro..idr t a r.lt tt n-s f e was erio'j hurt. STEAMER'S CREW WERE MALTREATED By Crowd of Men Who Attacked With Clubs and Revolvers As Ship Was Tied Up at Boston. Boston, May 13. The steamer Mu naibro, tied up at south Boston, was raided during the night by men who assaulted members of the crew. Three of the Munalbro'a men were taken to a hospital with scalp wounds. The asailantB, who were armed with clubs and revolvers, boarded the ship while all but one of the crew were asleep. They attacked the men in their bunks and the latter gave fight. Police were called but before tlyy arrived the intruders had fled. Those taken to the hospital were not severely hurt. The men aboard the Munalbro had refused to join in the seamen's strike, although importuned to do bo several times, but the police to-day had no evidence connecting the asault with the walkout. H. G. WOODRUFF CHAIRMAN of State Congregational Conference Vergennes Meeting Ends. Vergennes, May 13. The closing session of the Congregational confer ence took place yesterday after one of the moat important gatherings of many years. At a meeting of the newly-elected directors the following executive com mittee was chosen for the Congrega tional conference: Chairman H. G. Woodruff of Montpelier, , Mrs. E. D. Burdett of Rutland, Frank E. Mcin tosh of Burlington, Rev. Stanley Cum mings of St. Albans, Rev. W. A. Mcln tire of Danby; executive committee for the Vermont Domestic Missionary so ciety, Rev. Dr. C. H. Merrill of St. Johnsbury, Rev. C. C. Merrill of Bur lington; treasurer, C. H. Newell of St. Johnsbury. One of the notable addresses of the conference 'was delivered at the closing session by Rev. Dr. Poole of St. Johns bury on "The Message of the Pulpit for 1021." Closing resolutions Were adopted and the conference closed with prayer and benediction by Rev. Dr. C. H. Merrill of St. Johnsbury. TALK OF THE TOWN To-n'ght at the Spaulding assembly hall eight members of the senior class will present for 'public approval the annual senior play, "When Smith Stepped Out." hunt evening a final dres rehearsal was held with the scen ery intact. Wendell Smith is property and with some clever manipulating on his part the footlights were wired and the scenery placed in position late yes terday afternoon. The scenery has been especially decorated for this play. In the order granting a divorce to Mary Ann Mann from George W. Mann of Barre, the court at Montpelier stip ulated tthat if the libellee takes the cate to supreme court he shall be en joined from interfering with the libel lant'a occupying her room in the Wel lington street house. The order decrees to Mrs. Mann both the Wellington gtreet house and the Foss street real estate, together with $j00 in cash. The bill was granted on the grounds of in tolerable severity, neglect and refusal to support. Bernard Starr of Perrin street, the young all-around baseball player, who played in various positions with the Barre Athletic association team last season, left this morning for St. Johns bury to join the team organised by former Coach Charles Hoernlc of God durd seminary, which goes to Sher brooke. P. Q . as the Hoernle All-Stars to play the Sherbrooke town team. Decimo "Dutchy" Ricciarelli, a short stop, accompanied Starr this morning and will play in both the Saturday and Sunday gsmes as shortstop. Starr will play as catcher. A Barre street flowed with milk to dav. H all happened shortly after S o'clock this morning in front of the I'nion Drv Goods store. Primitive Ks tfran of the eat hill was making his way slowly down Burres main thor oughfare bearing six cans of the lacteal fluid on the rear end of the body of his diimpcart, when suddenly the king bolt, unfastened in some unexplained man ner, and let the body dump back to the street with a crah. Simultaneously, six covers were forced off and six cans belched forth the precious white fluid. None of the can fell out of the cart but the Midden jar of the milk lieing forced against the covers, released their hold and for the moment allowed the milk to slop out onto the street. The good fellowship and dem.icracy of soldiers was never better shown amongst a group of men than it was iu Granitevilic last evening, when 33 or more Legion members of Barre post. No. 10. motored to Graniteville to shake hands and meet ex-service men of Barre Town in a social get to geth cr or "smoker." The Barre men had prepared a program that kept things lively at gymnasium hall all evening for the large group of men from Barre City and Barre Town. James Booth etarting the ball a-rolling with a few Scotch comedian song, .lames Ingram. Mason Pier.-e. Alfred Mcljeod in turn rendered 1 of popular song alter four round of cleier eparring had been giien by Roy 1 hocdate" I urti and tiuiilo alii promising young pugil ite. The young men arc well known in Barre for their ability and gave a . u .u.. 1..1 Atoning Mr for mic rjntiJHiMii tm-t .... t t.. t !.. .lored lad. add g lew of his rharact. ritic cttii.hi o-i .--. . lads from the "hill." William Alexan dcr and Maurice Smilh. next donned the g!oc and tr.ade thing ery Insjv for liwir round, after which Max . Ki-br. rx commander of. Barre po-t . rendered two reading. "The Tale of Ihe x ukon" ard another favorite Of Kip'ir.i.' poem in re.oiic ! the fine 3ji .'ne In due conre. Hoy (urn added occasion with the reieUtr.i of in it story tclln g l'al .. h. tlie promi-mg young 1..',. i. .m.i ,-on .railed Mr. ruth in !! ofc r- m-dv ard ! led Xr ' r - I ;.r.. m lr f- J I'.g I" f i.ar e"T it- 10, tht- .. m their chora irgieg - rj!'Ai-l'.k con eyed toe Barre -.a-'. from the Ijfgoa roo at 7 o'r'ork aci rtturnnd at 11. NEW MEMBERS COME IN FAST During Barre Board o Trade Drive to Get Full Time Secretary G00L RESPONSES WERE REGISTERED Campaign Was Continued To-day and To-morrow In Effort to Clean Up Citizens of town and city renewed their faith in Barre's future yesterda. by pledging upward of $3,000 for thd support and maintenance of a full-timj Board of Trade secretary. It was th opening 'day of a campaign that, no seems bound . to list Barre as the progressive New Englan'' C? 'H which are Dutting civic develo' .t' oi a permanent business basis. The opening of the drive full o surprise. Perhaps the m iarteninf feature was the spl responsi which met the canv . in almost every quarter. Frc ,te muniflcen contribution of the Magnet theatrei Inc., down to the whole-souled givinJ of the office boy, the solicitors foun the subscribers contributing not only their money, but their guarantee oS unswerving supprU t An astonishingly large number of new members are now lined up with the older membership in a determina tion to see the Board of Trade flour ish in the next three years. Fifty dol lars was the popular subscription from merchants and manufacturing concerns Professional men of Barre, including: doctors and lawyers, registered, practi cally 100 per cent in their demonstra tion of lovaltv. Another outstanding feature was the number of women voters who believe that active support of the Board of Trade movement goes nana in nana with the exercise of the suffrage. Barre Town responded splendidly and the team of workers assigned to the out lvincr sections was one of the first to exhaust its supply of membership tilanks. .More ana more jjnirca f;ii cultural interests are coming to real ize that a greater Barre means a bet ter market, and that if the city pro pers its prosperity is bound to radi ate. Tlie signal success of the co-opera tive Barre creamery, which in its sani tary milk regulations is unique among similar enterprises in the Lnitert States, has brought many farmers to the organization point ot view. 10 day and to-morrow the remainder of the territory in Barre Town will be covered, and districts here in the city which were unvUited yesterday will he canvassed. At Board of Trade head quarters this morning it was said that final returns undoubtedly would not tie completed until the middle of next week. w Meanwhile several large member hips, calculated to give the present total a lug boost, are aoour. m closed. Two local teams have not made their reports, althougU the member ship they have secured would make the present total coniderably larger. Unmeasured credit is due the pub lic spirited canvassers who worked yesterday and to-day. Despite the fact that Barre and Barre Town reg istered heavily in the various drives of the pt five years, several record were broken yesterday, and more are ure to he shattered before the cam paign end. This locality is thorough ly alive to the possibilities of commu nity development, and the present drive i proving conclusively that the public is anxious to express its con fidence in that development through the activities of a well financed Board of Trade. FUNERAL OF BERT J. BERRY Will Be Held in Waterbury Methodist Church Saturday Afternon. Waterbury. May 13. The funeral of Bert J. Herrv. who died in Livcrmore Fall. Me., will bo held Saturdav sft erday afternoon in the Met hod let church at 2 o'clock. The Masons uill attend and are rquested to meet at their hall at 1 o'clock. Mr. ,Berry a lHdy arrived here yesterday afternoon. NORWICH GAME OFF. To Wet to Play Boston College at Newton. Newton. Mas., May 13-The Nor wich university and Boston college lui.el.all game" which was scheduled for to dav wa postponed becaue of .. n Ye.terdav Norwich beat North eastern college, 6 to 1. tu j: nr tiif.tow N A slswt v - - - which opened a miay scneuuie . Maclnieti and Connecticut, by de Hr.lv I ro freshmen two to one at Worce-ter. Ma.. Wednesday, wn again ucrcfiil against Witvhen don high school m WiTw hendon. Mass . e-terday. detesting this team si i trfo. lu-'t the final score of the game wa telegraphed to the huol. hut it i. 1i,,p,scd that Neil Wilier pitched the game for l.oddard. To-day the tesm i booked to met Tufts fresh men at Medford. Ma and to morrow Jvan academy at Franklin. Ma. Be ing anxious to put over a victory on flan fMiKivan. co-h of the IVan aead emv r.re, who la-t year manoerrrrd b' team through a K-tory over" the errirsev tone d -i!e t he fai-t that Coddard p'ater rapd out 1 1 liits to the academy' f wr oS the big wwjiia paw MvMahnS.trtfS Leakey w ill ui rK;, hi 'r t trier, f r tto Da gaarte. - J juit like.y Cyia ia la hot to-day.