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DAILY BAR BARRE, 'VERMONT, TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1921. PRICE, TWO CENTS. VOL. XXV. No. 54. NOT TO DECLARE i MARTIAL LAW J. S. Government Will Not Act Yet In West Vir i ginia Situation TIME IS NOT RIPE SAYS SEC. WEEKS He Also Declares That Fir ing Has Practically Ceased . Washington, D. G, May 17 The fed eral government is not disposed to de clare martial law and employ regular troops in the Mingo county, West Vir ginia strike region, merely to antici pate a situation that may get beyond the. control of the state authorities, Secretary Weeks declared to-day. Lat est reports to the war department in dicated that the situation was more guict. Firing practically had ceased, be said, and no one had been kSlled or arounded for two or three days. "Kentucky has 600 state troops," Mr. Weeks said. "It is true that West Virginia has no state troops, but the forces on the spot seem to have the iituation well in hand. "It will be time to tnke so serious ft step as declaration of martial law when the affair becomes more serious than it is now." , Williamson, W. Va., May 17.-Prcp-irations are being made to anticipate my untoward activities on the Mingo fighting front next Thursday, the an niversary of the battle of Matewan, . 1020, in which ten persons were killed. ' Including the mayor and seven pri vate detectives. Although hostilities have ceased practically on the West Virginia-Kentucky border, whore the industrial controversy has caused war fare, activities arc increasing behind the battle lines, according to authori ties here. The state police have been stationed it strategical points throughout the fighting zone and are ready for a re newal of the firing. In the meantime iflicials of Mingo county West Vir- jinia, have sent repeated petitions to (iovernor Morgan urging that federal troops be sent into the district and martial law be declared. Quiet prevailed this morning throughout the tight ing front, accord ing to reports received at state police headquarter. Firing was reported at Rawl, W. Va., last night, Captain liroekus of the state police said, the ihots coming from the Kentucky hills, but no one was injured. SITUATION CRITICAL; OUTBREAKS EXPECTED Declares Governor Morgan of West Virginia, While Awaiting An swer to Appeal for Federal Troops. Williamson, W. Va., May 17.- Mingo County authorities to-day were waiting j for a reply to their latest appeal to Governor Morgan, asking that he urge the war department to send federal troops into the battle zone along the tf"est Virginia-Kentucky border in this district. The appeal, forwarded hist night, informed the governor that the iituation was critical, and that fur ther outbreaks along the Tug river front were expected. Kentucky National Guardsmen on iuty at points of vantage on the Ken lucky side of the stream, continued I heir search for persons suspected of having taken part in the battle. Frankfort, Ky., May 17. Declaring that he can and will preserve order on Ihe Kentucky side of the West Vir-tinia-Kentucky lKirder, Governor Mor row to-day is awaiting a reply from Washington relative to his request last night for federal troops. "I wish to make it plain," he said, that the trouble is in West Virginia. IVe have police oflieers and troops do ing duty in Pike county, Kentucky, arho can prevent, outlaws from coming ver into Kentucky and shooting bark cross the border, but our police cannot .ro the iMirder and prevent disorder in West Virginia. The arrival in the trouble rone to lay of additional state troops will Hugment the two detachments that have been there for the past few days. 'GOOD OF THE SERVICE" TO BE PARAMOUNT tn Selection of Postmasters, Declares al Hays. Washington. I). C, May 17. Only Jbe "good of the service" will be con lidered in selecting the man from imong the three' highest for certifica tion to the president for apHiinUnciit i pot master. Postmaster General Haya declared to-day in discussing the recent executive order of Pre-idrnt (larding n the matter. Congressmen J nd senator will naturally b heard J iy the department as to the qtialili'-a- I -.tons of applicant. Mr. Hays said., idding that this meant IVnii la! a; a ell a Kepubfi'-ans. i Jselert ions Diade by the civil cr ii-e : om mission fm'er the orders f forr-i'-r' President Wilson but not c.tt.rini ! ' tr tho Senate, will b ignored srd ?- ; ven'ination b!d for it'h icimi.. ne post mater genera I - ' I 1 ' ire about vaiamie. it i i !. tnd the -mtfrt' department i r ! Tiakmg up 'he Iit bv sta'es ti c r : . the rivl er i re-i -,. e "J; xt. it wa dw'ar'.l. i fi'ol t..if rake arrariMnetn t.r the mxitu e--n as - b.e. MONTPELIER Vermont Department, G. A. R., Will Begin Session This Evening. The annual session of the Vermont depHrtment of the (!. A. R., and its auxiliary organizations will commence at 10 o clock to-morrow morning, be ing held in Montpelier for the most part in the I.. A. K. hall and tne one adioininir it, although some of the de partments meet in other places; for in stance, the Relief corps meets in tne Odd Fellows hall, Sons of Veterans Auxiliary in the Knights of Pythias hall and' the Ladies of the O. A. R. in Bethany chapel. A reception will be given this eve ning in the city hall to the, national officers of the different departments by the department officers of the Woman Relief corps. The department head quarters will be in the Pavilion hotel and will be opened this evening. The council of administration also meets this evening, at which time it will audit the books of the departmental otlicers Governor Tlartnes and others have been invited to attend the exercises on Wednesdnv evening in city hall, to which the public is invited. The dry weather of this spring has caused M. (J. Ferrv, water commis sioner, to keep his weather eve on Ber lin. nond. and the last of the week he found that the reserve was being drawn"' upon a little; but the rain on Sunday night, seemed to help it some. Mr. Kerry was in conference Monday with X. K. Oriselle of Gardner. Mass., who is the lowest bidder on the pav ing contract and who was looking over the lay of land here.. Prof. (!. TI. Perkins of Burlington whs in the citv Monday afternoon look iii2 after some work in the geological exhibit in the supreme court building. Three hoisting engines and derrick equipment arrived Monday from Bos ton to be used in connection with the construction of the National Life In surance company's new building. The engines were moved from the freight cars to a motor truck on rolls, tne en gine being drawn along by another mo tor truck, after which the engines were taken to the DcBoer site, unloaded, and set for use. The excavating, where the ell of the DcUoer house stood, is still under way. A portion of the Briggs house has been torn clown aim con structed into an office and placed at the corner of State street and Western avenue. The trolley cars only go to Western avenue now. It is understood that the Briggs house is to be moved to the Reed lot at the corner of Bailey avenue anil Baldwin streets. The first carload of granite is now being cut, having been shipped to aterbury on Saturday to be cut bv the Daniels shed. where a Parker saw is operated and which, it is understood, the Harrison Granite company will use extensively, in cutting the stone for the building. M. (J. Drown of Sharon was a visitor in the city ye.-terday. Wade Keyes of Reading is here on le gal matters for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. H. McCrillis of Marsh field, Miss Ahbie Clark of Randolph mid Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Hidden of Randolph were in the city yesterday afternoon and went to. Waitsflcld, when a chapter of the Order of East ern Star was instituted last evening. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Roberts of Bur lington were local visitors Monday, as was Harry Dickson of Orleans. Hurry Dickson of Orleans, who was in the city Monday, has been apiiointed by Secretary of State Black as one of the inspectors in the automobile de partment. Julius A. Willcox. secretary of civil and military affairs, is in W indsor in- sped ing the state s prison The fire, department, was called last night to the meat market of Hale on llarre street, where the explosion of a gas meter had started a lively blaze. Volunteers had stayed the progress of the (lames with' water, and the fire men soon extinguished the fire with chemicals. The walls and ceiling were considerably scorched. Mrs. Flora L. l-avviencc of Mont pidier has been named executrix of the estate of Robert Lawrence, late of Montpelier Herbert It. heeloi k has linen appointed administrator of the estate of Rachel Brewer, who died in I'.arre recently, llaia A. Osgood of Lynn, Mass., has ln-en named executrix of tie estate of Flora M. litirnhain, late of lWre. PLAN TO "CORK" PETR0GRAD. Soviets at Moscow Are Said to Have Such Plans. Riga. May 17 . Petrograd citizens including even the communists have recently asserted that the supreme bolshevik authority at Moscow has de cided to let the former capital city kink into a position of insignificance. Much ill feeling between the central authority and the various Petrograd soviet has resulted. It hhd an echo in the recent workmen's conferences there, for. while Mo-cow workmen were docile and caused little trouble, their Petrograd brethren met under greatly disturbed conditions and gave much support to the bo!,heviki politi cal opponents. The Krasnia (HZette of Petrograd. it!f a communist organ, in protest ing against what it called "the innrti ficNtion of Petrograd," said: "From an economic aspect the soviet pouer has manifested of late a general tendency to 'cork' Petrograd and for get alMiiit it. That is their wstebword. 1 hey trrat us us an old horse who has r.o force longer to carry weight. And yet there is no reason for letting the city die, bee.nic. it a well a Withers can hr in. hided in the g'-mral sehenie of clectrifieat ion." TALK OF THE TOWN lr. .Tames .1. Wl-h arrived this morning from llardwik in pieparation f..r lus t n-v public I.-tnre on "An-.eri-lani-m" in the i'.arre iir.i house tiii fi!.:iiir. b. iiiinuii: til S oVI.s k. ,1 n V'lVnaM. ho has (ecn nrk iw i" Sj.rii.ii-M for lh p-t jear. 2!s eir i-I' no n T s an i?i-uran"e s1 nt i;h toe i--! f.inv of tiie Meiia- t" l;. L t . cserdav. v, I V - ! i.r. I to l I'l-V ir. ; i-'c a!m: hT ti? - so il :air,i,v. Scute h. b " Je, . ber "' I". -' : h T, let.'d Ik in 1 rns i 1 SEN. JOHNSON . LOST FIGHT Against the Nomination of Blair to Be Internal Rev enue Commissioner COMMITTEE REPORTS WITHOUT ROLL CALL Johnson Had Claimed Vio lation of Primary Law By Blair Washington, I). C, May 17. The Senate finance committee ordered to day a favorable report on tho nomi nation of David IL Blair of WTmton Salem, N. C, to be commissioner of internal revenue. The report was or dered without a roll call vote. It was understood that Chairman Penrose of the committee planned to seek,action by the Senate on the nomi nation late to-day or to-morrow as Secretary Mellon is now exercising functions of the post because of the vacancy. The committee' action was a defeat for Senator Johnson, Republican, Cali fornia, in his fight against Mr. Blair's confirmation. Kxtensive "hearings in closed sessions have been lild by the committee on Senator Johnson's charges that Mr. Blair violated the North Carolina primary law as a dele gate to the Chicago convention and also that he was disqualified because his fa- ther-in-law and wife were interested in an income tax case over which he would have jurisdiction as commission er. Ine committee was emitted on or- dering the favorable report, it was said although the vote was not recorded. SPENT 84 HOURS IN OPEN BOAT AT SEA Two Fishermen Were Near Collapse When Picked Up Off Boone Is land and Brought to Portland. Portland, Me., May 17. -Eighty-four hours in an open boat, and near col lapse from hunger and exhaustion. Thomas K. Armstrong of Biddeford and Stephen Perry of Cape Porpoise, mem bers of the crew of the fishing schoon er Angelinc Noonan, who were lost in the fog Friday, were picked up nine miles off Boone Island and brought to this port by the steamer Ransom B. Fuller early to-day. Attention of the steamer's crew was drawn to the fishermen by their cries and the rapid blowing of a horn. The men left the schooner to fisli awhile nbon 70 miles off Cape Cod, and when the fog began to settle down around them, they lost sight of the Xoonan until late in the afternoon when for a few minutes they discerned her so far as the windward that they could not reach her. They had rowed more than 150 miles when picked up. WILL NOT CONTRIBUTE TO DAUGHTER'S DEFENSE Mr. and Mrs. William Trueblood of Twin Falls, Idaho, Say They Haven't Enough Money to Save Her if She is Guilty and Wouldn't Want to Save Her, Twin Falls, Idaho, May li. Mr. and .Mrs. William. Trueblood will not con tribute financially to the defense of their daughter, Mrs. Lvda Trueblood . ".ixf I Southard, who was arrested at Hono- 1..I.. !...., TI. ......I.. .- an.l 1 j i it .nlltrn I lulu last Thursday and is to return here to stand trial for the murder of her fourth husband, Edward F. Meyer. "We have hoped nd lielieved all along that Lyda is innocent," ' Mrs. Trueblood said to-day. "If she is guil ty, not alt the money we have and can raise could save her, and she should be punished. This is hard for a mother to say, but I am sure our decision must he the right one." Mr. and Mrs. Trueblood have eight rhildren. CAPITAL STOCK FOUR MILLIONS. Burlington Light & Power Co. Gives Notice of Intention to Increase. The Bnrlinjrton Light & Power Co. has filed notice of an amendment to its articles of association, to the effect that the company will increase its capital stock to ift.OOO.OOO. of which one-half will be common and one-half preferred stock. The company recently was given a hearing before the public service commission and was given au thority. The Bellows Falls Co-operative Creamery Co. has certified that the company intends to ismie 2,(MK) shares of stock at a share. FRANCE AND POLAND LEAD IN ARMED FORCES France Controls Approximately Twa Thirds of More Than J,000,000 Men Now Under Arms ia in Europe. Washington. I. (. Mv 17. France and Poland lead bv large maeritie the: other continental nations of I'.urop injpanied iiy Mr. Ives, went, to a military efleet iv em-ss under arm, i U'rs bou-r and railed I be poll n'liti.iii; in iiiiu.il ,iii.iii. infu.'i here to -diiy in orTirial circle. Fram-e control- approximately two tlurd of the slightly more tiisn three million men rep-trte.i under arm t !sy in l,nrojM, ji was pomtef r-T. l,r l.er under-'andir.: ,. 1 t ied ri:h P---1 rjnm. Czho-Movakia, Poland. KtiTna- SHOE MANUFACTURERS IN A BIG MERGER International Shoe Co. of St. Louis and W. H. McElwain Co. of Boston Are United. Boston, May 17. The merger of the International Shoe Co. of St. Louis and the W. II. McKlwain Co. of tins city, shoe manufacturers, was announced to day. It brings together companies whose combined sales aggregated $130, 000,000 last year. A joint capital of $40,000,000 is said to be involved, mnninii of which is to be effected by exchange of securities, without public financing. The announcement said that the merger takes in 3:? shoe factories of the international Slmc to. Illinois, ivi-u-t.nckv and Missouri: three tanneries at KistleivLcsh & Co. of Boston, re cently merged with tne t. ixiujs con cern. in Pennsylvania and North Caro Una- ten shoe factories, two tanneries and four shoe material factories of the AV. II. McElwain Co., all located Vow Tlaninshire. "The merger is the result,'' said T J McF.lwain, president of the w. it McElwain Co.. "ol a long-sianoiiig kin shin of nuiooses and ideals between the two companies and of the desira bility of solving jointly the problems of the future. The companies do not compete except on the fringes of their respective lilies." A statement bv F. C. Rand, presi dent of the International Shoe Co., also was iriven out here. 1 "For more than three yeans we have not been able to make as many shoes as our "customers wished to buy from us," he said. "Throughout the dull pe riod of the past six months, the Inter national Shoe Co. has not closed down a factory. With this added strengtl the International Shoe Co. is prepared to produce 120.000 pairs of hoeg daily." WOMAN ACCUSED OF MURDERING A BOY Father of Boy Claims Mrs. Elizabeth Lewen of Detroit Did It Out , of Revenge. Detroit. May 17. Mrs. Lri.abeth Lewen, hi years old, is now charged with the murder of Max Ernest, a six-year-old boy who disappeared from his home last Wednesday and whose body was found in a marsh yesterday. She had been in custody on a charge of kidnapping the child. The boy had been strangled and there were marks of violence on the head. No finger marks were found on the body,, but a gray strand of hair, ulniut four or five inches long, was en tangled in the boy's clothing. Airs. Ijewen was arrested Saturday. Frank K. Ernest, the boy's father charged that the woman kidnapped Max to avenge a fancied wrongfin a 'recent business deal and neighbors identified her as the woman who drove the boy away in an automobile. She had denied any knowledge of the lad's disappearance. GARROW ACQUITTED AS HE EXPECTED Left St. Albans Court a Free Mar After Jury Had Had the Case Only Three Hours. St. Albans, May 17. Kdwanf .(oscpj foirrow, the 40 year-old F'ranklin farm er who has been on trial in Franklir county court since a week ago yester day, charged with the murder of his wife, Matilda liarrn-. last Nov. HO, walked out of Franklin county court shortly after 8 o'clock a free man. Aft er delilicrating for three hours, A. M. Jcnne of Berkshire, foreman of the jury, reported a verdict of not guilty. When Jarrow was brought into the court room in receive the verdict he maintained the same commisure that he had throughout the trial. After the verdict had been given be turned to his attorneys and said he was glad he had been proven an innocent man. lie said he was always confident he would FIO I" WHS HIWRYFt COIIIIOeitl III' W, Ullll . Mpd WHH j Iltuk lo his . farm and begin living apain. (arrow was escorted to the jail bv his attorneys and Sheriff (!eorre P. Catlin. tn the way he was heard to say tonne of the sheriff's koii, "When ever you bear the, name of Edward (.arrow, speak of him f an innocent man, that ho never used a firearm and wouldn't harm a cat." After getting a few personal articles he went down town, where he waited for his brother, Henry Jarrow, who was coming by auto to take him back to his home. MRS. KATE H'ES GETS FIVE YEARS' SENTENCE For Manslaughter in Connection with the Death of Oliver Lovely in April, 1920. St. Albans. May 17. Mrs. Kates Ives was sentenced in Franklin county court by .Fudge F. U Fish to day to serve not le than five and not more than 20 years in the state prison, the woman hiving just pleaded guilty to the charge of manslaughter in connexion mith the death of Oliver Ixively, the man whom she had been livig at his confessed tha-li shot Ixvely because home on Jobnnycake hill. The woman h. was to leave her and go to Massa chusetts. lxve!v was asleep when Mis. Ive shot him and he did not avtsken hen he ree-ived the wound in the breast. Mrs. Ives arou-ed lorn, after hiii lovelv took the revolver aay from h. r and filed it from the ior-tep in an ciTort to get assistance. The neV l.r beard the shots but were t afraid to en near, so Ielr aee m-1 ne;gh-j ice arm H. found Ijovefy sittie on a:rart:!v wt Sa ilv (V.e ll and, b-ir' 1 be i w.mnied mm r.vfe t. tne St nnl Kp:tai in tV iir' a v d . tr osre ;av m-i ! -- , - to temtT vsherj fti; ii'j-;r j 4a".l. in. ir . . . , WAR DEPT. IS JUSTIFIED In Publishing Names of Names of Men Classed As World War Deserters VIGOROUS DEFENSE OF POLICY ISSUED Surprise Expressed at the "Constant Fire of Dras tic Criticism" Washington. D. C. Mav 17 Tin' war department issued a statement to-day expressing surprise at the "constant fire of drastic criticism" which followed the action in publishing lists of desert ens from the draft as shown by the de partment's records. Despite the urgency of "patriotic societies and the tela tives of men who did their full duty and who, irf many cases, gave up their lives in the service that the slacker lists be given out, the statement, "sai it is now insisted that the lists should never have been published at all until the department was alwoyitely con vinced that there appeared thereon the name of no man who actually rendered either military or naval service during the World war." "As a matter of fact," it continued "the war department would have been entirely warranted in including in the published lists of men charged with de sen ion from the draft the name of ev cry registrant w;ho failed to report for military service at the time and place specified in the notice sent to him by his local board, whether or not he sub sequently served honorably in the army, navy or marine corps of the United States or military forces of the allied powers, l.'nder the law every person whose status is that of a de serter from the draft within the terms of the foregoing definition is a desert er from the draft regardless of any subsequent honorable service which he may have rendered. The department undertook gratui tously to check and rechack the records of the 4H0.OO0 men originally carried on the draft deserters list and redui-ert the 'list to approximately l.io.OOO names, the statement said, and thus far but four cases have officially devel oped where names of men were wrong fully carried on the list: the depart ment a'serts that in three of these cases the claim is made that the yrn themselves were at least partially re sDonsible for the error. I he four names referred to. all of which have been expunged from the deserter lists are: , Stanley H. French. Brooklyn. N". Y- eersed in navv a an officer. Have dif ferent address to draft board and na val authorities. Alfred Pallid Brazil, New ork, served in an allied armv but never re ported the fact to his local board, the adjutant general of his state or the war department. Howatt H. Millitison, address not given, inducted ami serven nonoraoiv. . l J 1 L. 1 Carried on draft deserter lists erronc ouslv. William Sutherland Bacon, Chicago, commisioiied an officer in the army after registering for the draft. Failed to respond to communications sent him bv draft authorities and listed as a deserter. Carried on armv rolls un der a different address than that given draft Imard and missed in check of lists. I ERMONT MA Y GET fOV- EP.NMENT HOSPITAL Vermont's Case Was Well Received By Congressional Committee at Washington, D. C. Allen Fletcher, adjutant of the Ver mont department of the American le gion, lias retirrneil t .Monipener irum Washington. I. ('., where, with Ir. J. F. Patten of Burlington, K. . .Met uen of Vergennes and or. .1. .1. Ko ol Middlelmrv. be conferred with a com mittee of Congress relative to the loca tion of a government hospital in Ver mont. Middlcbtiry was suggested as a location. The committee seemed to indicate that Vermont has a fair chance to w- cure a hospital, t nr .ifiii M-uj delegation wa to have attended the conference, but as ha been the prac tice of delegations from that Mate in recent year, the delegation went in ahead of the other New England dele gations, which act causea no iiigiu riticism on the part of the otner -ew England men. The congressmen from these states did not approve of the ac tion either. i The ermont delegation placed be fore the congressional committee the faet a to the Addison houe in Jluf- dletHirv, a hotel which is for sale; and the delegation was asked to give fur ther information about the hotel. The Vail home in Lyndon was alo sug gested and poiblv there are other urge buildings which wouol le ncsir- able. If s... Ad jutant I-let. her wouol like to be informed of them. SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY Operator's License of M. Martmo of Bennington for Reckless Driving. Suretaty of Mate PI k has su- jnded iod' -linitelv the automobile op erator's 1. eiise of M. Martino of Ben nington for reek! -s driving: al-O of Walt-r Aiitm of Sheldon Sprit,; and J. Batehiim lUrdwfk tor same cau-e. In the la'ler (' inve-tign- t en i under way. I. V.. IVwcv o't s-.nth r.oyaiton re- pot - s t n nis 'ar cohmi- nn lot y T 1. a-, e.ar Tunbrid-r. . I was !' t it a n "lor, v l ie aid a msn n leat.ir.i! -r zvardrail w K, 1 1. mir'.t'f"! up and s-.M-d a kwar.i'Jwre la-t ti get. t f' ! i t'-e t v '- 1 nan I . . .... v.. .;..,.,,,. le .,,t I ,se 1t.K Mtr -.'' 'a " id'f tj- nsi. RUTLAND MAN BURNED TO DEA TH AND NEARL Y A SCORE DRIVEN OUT OPERATING COSTS ENLARGE While Return on Railroad Property Value Decreased SAYS WILLARD TO SENATE BOARD Since 1912 There Has Been a Steady Increase in Ratio of Expense Washington, D. C, May 17.-rCon tinning his testimony to-day before the Senate interstate commerce committee on the railroad situation, Daniel Wil lard, president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad company, read into the records a table to show that since 1912 there had been a steady increase in the ratio of operating expenses to net revenues, the return on property value, he said, at the same time lie dined from an average of approximate ly five per cent up to 1917 to 32 hun dredths of one per cent in 1920 and to one hundredth of one per cent in Feb ruary, 1921. , Mr. Willard laid lefore the commit tee tabulations which he said showed that irfcreased transportation charges and increased bases of expense in 1920. if applied V the total business of the eastern carriers in 1910, would have resulted in a net increase in cost of $80H,"S0,tt2 over the increase in reve nue. "It will lie noted." he added, "that while the expense basis of 1920 and 191ti was increased 136.34 per cent the revenue basis during the same period was increaesd onlv Tvl.tiS per cent. As a result the raio of operating expenses to operating revenues, which in 1 0 1 f was actually G7.32 per cent, beeomes 107.31 per cent when revenues and ex penses aire re-stated to 1920 costs and revenue basis, in stead of earning a net railway operating income of $447..ri41, 000, as was done in lPlrt. there would be a deficit of ?3.0,24.',(KVO."' STILL NEED FUNDS FOR SECRETARY DRIVE Thert Is Quite a Gap Between Sub scriptions in Hand and What Is Needed to Finance Board of Trade Plan. More monevMs needed to finance the full-time secretary project of the. Barre Board of Trade. "Not withstanding the splendid response to last week's drive, the checking of returns at a meeting of the directors, captains and can vassers at headquarters last evening. disclosed a disquieting gap letween the total subscription and the amount ac tually necessary. Success is at hand, was the state ment given out. at Hoard ol I raae headquarter this morning, but it was qualified with the reservation tnat usi less there is a complete response throughout, the citv and town it will be unsafe for the director to go ahead with the plan. To lie sure, llie contributions irom nersons who were among the absentees of last week is expected to aim mair- riallv to the present total. In addition outside corporations and individuals with business and professional inter ests eentered in Barre will have an early opportunity to subscribe. There is no reason to believe ey will be found wanting, but it m imperative that their niemberslnps must Ik matched by the contributions of oth er who thus far have failed ; sub scribe. The Board of Trade is not discour aged, nut it realizes the disappointing possibility that even with such a splen did showing as Barre City and Barre Town have already made, K is within the power of a few who have not yet sulcribed to change the whole com pletion of Barre 's civic progress in the next three rears. The coal is in plain sight, but un less the iran is closed within the next five days the future otjhis new Board of Trade movement is very much in doubt. Citizens of town and country side have rallied so enthusiastically to the support of the full-time secretary project that a failure cannot lie coun tenanced. This is not the time to turn baek. "The command is forward." N'ear'v every ranvapr, team cap tain and director attended lt eve ning's get together meet me at head quartets. Plans for roverins the re mainder of the territory within the next three !ay were can fully laid If the people who have have not signed up neeL.any shining example of public pirit they ned not look beyond the men who are pivitig their time and rn ersv to a movement in whiih they have the utmost faith. . NO CHANCE FOR WAR Between Crest Britain and U. S. Over Anglo-Japanese Alliance. j Ki.-a it v. Mo May 17 Po.b,: j ity that 'Jreat Britain wicht be drawn ! ir.t' enrCt with the I'niied S'ate I through tVe met mm of the eitin? j xr ',o .'.to i a denied bv v An. k an.l l-etije. Priti-h itIj-m ' A..r o , K. I f iti.l Slate. ,n a Tes h ! i 1 . rum r. ie rs mrrr v r ( ri; rf -the lslW. ll 1. kt n : fim ed t Inken tMra I fre.it tle'lar furnry W Winjoi.t .tr r. I RECALLED OLD DAYS AT CHICKAMAUGA Spanish-American War Veterans of Washington County Held Re - union at Caledonia Park. May lo", the 23d anniversary of the mustering into service of the Spanish American war veterans, was an ideal day for a raunion at Caledonia park, and it was there that 30 members of the Washington County Spanish-American War Veterans' association met for their annual reunion, election of offi cers and outing. One of these 30 men, Merl Martin of Warren, met his companions of the old Co. K of Bane for the first time since being dischergW from service, and was out to attend for the first time since "!!8 this reunion of the Spanish-American war veterans. At first no one recognized Mr. Martin, but his face became familiar with the recollection of old times, and he with the 29 others began at 10 yesterday morning to make Mav 10 the" best day in 1921. Lieutenant W. W. Russell of the fiejd and staff of the 1st Xew Hampshire and John Angwin from the 1st New Hampshire were present. Representing the field and staff of the 1st Vermont of '98 were Captain A. Ci. Eaton, Cap tain ,1. W. Jackson, Musician T. J. Mer cer. Co. M of Burlington was repre sented by Lieutenant .. R. Prouty, Co. B of St. Albans by Frank Johnson, Co. H of Montpelier by Captain W. A. Pattee and David Spicer, Co. K of Barre, Lieutenant C. S. Mcaker. Wil liam Wishart, A. B. Goneo, Benjamin Nartell, Charles Gauthier, James Dic kie, William W. Russell, James W. Sullivan, Frank E. Gladding. Fred C. Katon, Merl Martin, William R. Milne, James Milne; Co. F of Xorthfield, Cap tain Frank L. Howe, Lieutenant' J. L. Greenwood, Lieutenant George X- Til den. If. P, Hall. K. L. Kelty, F. J. Dole, Walter Petike and Clark Jilison. The boys of '98 were still boys yes terday to some extent and from 10 a. m. until late in the afternoon Cale donia park was a scene of considerable action and merriment. The morning opened with a reunion, story telling and singing of the old Chickamauga favorite songs. In the meantime Tom Mercer and 'Pop-' Eaton furnished, ail abundance of amusement in sparring and wrest ling, gaming an appetite for the fine fish chowder prepared by James h. Roberts of Barre. This, with the lunches brought by each veteran, made an excellent outdoor feast. Following the dinner the business meeting was culled to order for the election of officers, which resulted with Dr. J. W. Jackson leing elected as president, W. A. Pattee. William Wi.sh art, F. L. Howe and Thomas Men-er as vice presidents, K. II. Prouty treas urer and George V lilden re-eleoted as secretary. At the conclusion of (he business meeting Captain Puttee's baseball team was ready for the annual base ball game with Captain Jackson's team. ith Russell as shortstop. Til den in right field, Spicer as catcher. Sullivan in left field, Katon at second base. Gladding at third base and Wish art pitching, Cuptain Jackson, who was playing first, felt coiitidcnt that he was going to make amends for the defeat his outfit got last year, but he w js distilled for disappointment and an 8 to 3 defeat. Perhaps he would have realized his ambition had not George Tilden. his speedy ritfht fielder, sml denly developed a bad case of Charlie horse in the first inning, and then "Pop" Katon a wrenched neck in try ing to get under a fly. Captain Pattee always did have a good team and felt .well fortified yes terday with Dickey as catcher. Mercer al tirt base, Gauthier at short. Angwn pitching and later playing at short. Johnson at ripht field, Wil liam Milne at second base, Sartell at left field and Captain Pattee at third. In the very first inning his team cored seven runs, but after that the game went smoothly, and the old-time ball players resumed their natural at titudes on a ball field. Messrs. Goneo and Roberts acted as umpires, and Mr. Prouty as right fielder after Mr. Til den retired to score and recover from the Charlie-horse. BURIAL WAS AT PLAINFIELD. Funeral of Mrs. W. S. Page Was Held in Barre Monday. Funeral services for the lute Mr William S. Tage, who died earlv Sat urday morning at her home on Klmore street after bring in poor health for the pat ten year, was held from her late home yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Many friend of the deceased were present at the houe to pay lat respect to the dead lady's memory. Rev. Frank O. Hokerk. pastor of the First I'tiiver-ali-t church of this city. at whi'-h Mrs. Page wa a icgular at f. n lant. oflo ialcd at the l,oii-e and at the grave in PUintield. wloie t!i lewfv wa taken for b irial. Manr lieaiit-iful fhual Uooie 1e-ti fied t the hiph re-jiret in wVh th" d, .ea-ed wa held by htr many fnend. The pal! !--srcT were a follow: Will Revn -i i-. Ib.mer I. s i I, Or Philhrick and F?ed p. jrr-. Mr. I.". R. Lambkin " iam I .. a ,.!ir ,.f Pace, wa U.e j e who ram from out of onlv el . . i i vr. I .. "" e - jo. m- ... v..--, - ' t'ne dsss.-d. was una! in Snake the aerv.an! Redfield Proctor 2 Labor er, Occupied tenement on the Uppf floors of Thrall Build t; on Grove Street He Went Back Into Burning Building For His Clothes TOTAL LOSS ESTIMATED AT $25,000 The Fire Is Believed to Have Started In a Bak ery, One of Three Stores Which Occupied the First Floor-of the Building Were Tenements on Two Upper Floors lUilland, May 17. Redfield Proctor, a laborer, was burned to death in a fire which destroyed the Thrall building on Grove street this morning. With a score of other occupants of tenements on upper floors. Proctor fled from the building in haste but later returned for his clothing and was overcome. The fire is believed to have started in a bakery, one of three storey on the street floor. The damage was estimated at $20,000. ' INHERITS VERMONT FARM AND liJ.OOO Peter Herbert of Marlboro, Mass., Has - Just Received Word of His Good Fortune. MarllSoro, Mass., May 17. Peter Herbert of this city has been notified that he is an heir to an estate included in which is a cash portion for him of $15,000 and has received a large share of the money. In addition he becomes owner in a farm of 400 acres at Thet ford, Vt. The good fortune came to him fol lowing the death of an uncle, Emory Dufur, in Thetford. 'For 11 years he said attempts bnd been made to find the third of the three persons entitled to the property and last week it was. learned that he was the one to whom the money and share of the estate should "). Mr. Herbert has lived in Marlboro fi.'i years, coining here from Canada when he was five years of age. He is unmarried and lived alone in the base ment of a house at 69 Broad street. TALK OF TIIE TOWN Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey Alden and two daughters. Ruth and Eleanor, have returned to their home in Montpelier, after spending a week with Mrs. Al den's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gamble of Avers street. dishing academy at Ahburnham. Mass., found the Goddard seminary baseball team, which played there yes terday a formidable opponent and Polli, the pitcher, a genius in the boa. Goddard won, 2 to li For the second time since last Wedne-day he struck out 20 men in nine innings, repeatinj: the feat yesterday that he did in the Goddard Holv Cro freshman game at Worcester, Mas., last Wednesday. To day the seminary team will play the Hotchkiss ehool at Lakeport, torn., and to morrow nish the schedule in the Yale bowl at Xew Haven. Conn.. against Yale freshmen. Thus far, the team has been undefeated on this southern trip, defeating Holy K'ron freshmen 2 to 1. Winchendon high school at Winchendon. Mas., 6 to 2. and dishing academy 2 to 0. Two of the games scheduled for this trip were camelled, those a?aint Tufts colleS-fre-hmen and !ean academy. Of ihe 2't mcmbets of the Past Chan cellors' association of Vinntia lode. No. 10. Kniphts of Pythias. 20 motored to Homer C. I.a!d's camp at Joe 'a pond yesterday afternm-n for one of the smi annual outing's wbih thts ii elation en joy every xear. Two of the missing three numbers were out of town, so theie wa on'y one memler in the citv who could not attend. When Arthur' a ml Herman t aniplwl!. who had prepared an exit pt loti.liy nne tnnner. negait lo srve. pv louowinj: men were pre-ent : Honwr C. I-add. Frank K. Robinon. W. A Drew. p. V-Carr, Wi !ism Dotlne. N.-il Ralph. II. A. Richardson. . I.. harles I. t. tiver-e. Wil'iam B!a. k. Wi!!,am Mer cer, Paul P. Leavrt. D J. Mre. Frank W. Ni bols, Rolrt B. Ms.ki. E. t. (.'.... W. W. Panv. C. M. Wilfev atid I tie two stewards, the Mer-. t a n p!- !'. .After i-linr a tayxt en K.val.ie evenrg at the ,an-.o the 2l nxit i d t Vrhtie!d. t ! that tie ?hir i here rank as tn li'ff wotked v "t.iaed avvt U" ... . . . , i i ti vveiiin ! ei're, n mieBB-T -i nr- jwnk Isie being freaee :.