Newspaper Page Text
ME BARRE DAILF TIMES
VOL. XXV. No. 96. BARRE, VERMONT, . THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1921. PRICE, TWO CENTS. nn HOUSE DEMOCRA TS CALL PROPOSED TARIFF LAW 'CONSPIRACY' TO AID FEW Charge That Plans Are j Laid to Benefit a Sma Number at the Expense ; of All Humanity "Like Every Conspiracy It Has Been Handled in Secret" DEMOCRATS NOT ALLOWED TO LOOK IT OVER So That Now There Is Not Sufficient Time to Draft a Substitute Measure Declare Republicans' Plan a Campaign of Plundering Washington, D. C, July 7. Demo eratic members of the ways and mean committee in a minority report filed to-day in the House of Representatives denounced the administration tariff bill as a "conspiracy to benefit a few lavorites at the expense of all hu inanity." "Like every conspiracy it has been , handled in secret," the report says, adding: "We record our solemn judgment that this measure is a plan to plun der the people of our own -country and to oppose the people of every country for the benefit of a few men who have succeeded in usurping for all practical purposes the taxing power of the gov ernment, using it primarily to enrich themselves and, secondarily, to finance the political party which tolerates, en courages and facilitates the usurpad en." The report declares the tariff was not an issue in the last campaign and that this is not the time to write a; tariff law.' They assert that the prob-j lems which "confront our people, crip ple our industry, stifle our commerce and perplex an amiable administration have nothing to do with the tariff." Criticising the Republican majority of the committee for 'withholding the bill from them and from the House members and for permitting only a week for its study, the Democratic member declare there has been insuf ficient time to draft a substitute. They 'do not undertake any detailed discus sion of tht! schedule, confining their 27-page typewritten report to a gen eral indictment of the whole measure and the manner of its preparation. Emphasis is laid upon two things he probable effect of the bill on Amer ican commerce anil the world indus trial situation generally, and upon the substitution of the system of Ameri can valuation as a basis for levying tariff dutie. ' Pointing to the rapidly decreasing American foreign trade, the report fays: "We need no tariff to cut off the im ports mid the exports of tha United State." falling attention thst the foreign trade of flic United Slates fell from 1.18.2.o.44'. last July to $527 ,378, 82.. in May, 1021, the report says: "Certainly the natural process is preferable to the infected knife of in terested surgeons which by seta-ting the industries to protect and those to destroy can reap the harvest their campaign contributions needed last fall. Verily, the oil men are entitled to their reap, and the lumltermen, the woolen and all the others who cast their bread on the waters of a Repub lican tide. fharging that the bill was prepared outside of the way and means com mittee, the minority report says the manner of its making up "cannot be defended." . "Its last minut-' changes whimpered to a favored few," the report contin ued, "are in keeping with the intrigue, secrecy and joMiery which inspired it n-rt subtleties, its concealed indi rection; framed its newly invented schedules; cast it complex and com pound rates, and flvcd its unacrtain-j able and incalmlahle duties, wit me trickery which ha transformed sched ules, hidden jokers, transplanted items, changed its nomenclature and made it ;moi'ilc to compare it with any of its prcdereors. "Cunning has made difficult, if not Impossible, a comparison by print ing it in H-adly parallel with previoii law. Th: conspiracy has required since last IV-cember, or six months, to shade its montrositie.' BRITISH DOMINIONS ARE OUT OF TOUCH Complain That Great Britain Is Not Taking Proper Measures for Communication. London, July 7. Sharp criticisms of the paucity and slowness of commu nications by steamship, airplane, tele graph and wireless between Great Brit ain and the dominions were voiced at to-day's session of the imperial confer ence, at which the decision to appoint, a committee to consider the develop ment of communication throughout the empire wag reached. The official text of the speeches delivered at the meet ing was issued to-day, and in it there were expressions of, disapproval of America's world distribution of news. Premier Hughes of Australia niado an unfavorable comparison between the urmsn wireless service and the lie man installations that were in opera tion before the war, as well as those at present existing n the United States tie said the united states was con ducting wireless- services to England France, Norway, Japan and Germany and was arranging to cover other neidt'. He declared America was daily radi ating in every direction, not only-Amer ican conceptions of world events, and instanced the transmission of service news tp China, which, he said, formed its opinion of the British empire there on, while the British did nothing. He contended that if Great Britain and the dominions failed to increase their wireless, telegraph and wire telephone services in trie immediate future, they would bo left far behind other coun trios. News that comes to Canada," Pre mier Meighcn asserted, "filters through New York, and is censored there, hot by government, but bv American standpoint. It reaches us in an unde sirable condition, and as a result, has an undesirable, influence, and very se nous influence it is." BIG GRANTS TO THE RAILROADS HEAT TO LAST 36 HOURS MORE STARVING INDIANS MAY BE TURNING CANNIBALS No Relief Until Friday Aft er noon, Says Weather Bureau Approximately $500,000, 000 Will Be Advanced to Them HIGH TEMPERATURES GENERAL OVER EAST Fort Murray, Alberta, July 7. Canadian mounted police left here to investigate reports that "starving Indians in the Caribou j tribe have been eating human j flesh. The report states that hu- man bones were found showing j traces of cannibalism, j A few years ago, officials state, I caribou were so plentiful that I the Indiana at one. time took thousands of the anjmal which they held as a delicacy. They j slaughtered the animals "in thou I ands. Prediction of Return of BROOKFIELD BO Y HAD EASIER TIME IN ITALY Niccola Sacco Says He Made Mistake In Com ing to America HIS PATRIOTISM WAS ATTACKED WITHIN 6 MONTHS STATES MELLON MUTINY DELAYED SHIP'S ARRIVAL The American Steamer Pocahontas Had Taken on Miscellaneous Crew at New York. Naples, July 7. The American con sulate here is investigating the mutiny on the American steamer Pocahontas, which left New York May 23 and did not arrive here until Monday. ft appears from available informa tion that because of the seamen's strike in New York a crew consisting mostly of foreigners was engaged for the Pocahontas and that when the steamer was well out to ea some of the men began to threaten the com mandwr and to damage' the machinery and the electric lighting apparatus, and even to attempt, it is declared, to sin the steamer. After volunteer aid from among the passengers had enabled the steamer to reach the Azores by temporary re pairs, the vessel was laid up at St. Michaels and repairs of a more per manent nature effected, the Pocahontas finally reaching Naples after a voyage of six weeks. This Amount Is In Addi tion to the Regular Advances DENY MUTINY STORY. Officials of U. S. Mail Steamship Co., Say Two Men Gave Trouble. New York, July 7. Official' of the L'ni'-d States Mail t" nt-sliip com pany to-day denied rep irt froi.i Na ples that a. mutiny had ocourr-t in the steamship Pocahontas during iicr oyiige from New Vork to that port. Tin- denial was based, an o'IkIii! said. ! wireless repot t from tin captain which did not no-ntmii any form of nm n it y. Prior to reaching the Azores the captain reported to the office here that two men in the engine room force were giving trouble. On. arrival of the ship at St. Mi chaels these men, on orrfi-r of the American consul, were arrested and confined aboard the vessel. It as rHo said that the captain had reported engine trouble, biitnothing came from turn as to a mutiny, attempts to sink the ship or receiving aid fnt.n pss senders in running the machinery. The Pocahontas, owned bv the fhip pine Ix-srd. is operated by the United State Mail Line. She left herj with 4W passengera. Washington, D. C, July 7. Treasury Secretary Mellon announced to-day that under a provisional refunding ar rangement made with the railroad executives the carriers would receive approximately $500,000,000 in addition al advances from the federal govern ment within the next six months. Mr. Mellon said the negotiations with the railroad executives probably would be completed within two days and that the advances contemplated would give to the railroads, a sum of money equivalent to those which the government spent in capital better ments during the period of war-time control. The government will receive for the advances six per cent security, evidencing the indebtedness of the par ticular railroads which receive the ad vances, it was explained. All of the claims and counterclaims between the individual railroads and the government arising out of mainte nance expenditures during the control period are involved in the negotiations, Mr. Mellon indicated, and where ar rangements for an advance are com pleted a compromise agreement will result in each case to clear up the out standing differences. Mr. .Mellon indicn-ted.that additional appropriations would be sought from Congress to make the advances, al though the treasury will be able to meet a portion of the requirement out of funds now available or by virtue of the authority to borrow already given n various laws governing the relation of the government to railroad opera tions. Mr. Mellon said ho believed the ad vances to the road.i would be beneficial to the financial situation and might assist in a resumption of business ac tivities. In many cases, he aaid, the advances would enable the railroads to pay outstanding dobta to industrial companies for supplies used during the past year and would, in addition, fur niidi fund for the betterment of equip ment and rpsir of neglected railroad property. In the long run, he added, the gov eminent would obtain a net profit from the advances since the money neces sary could be borrowed at a lower in terest rate than the aecurities which the railroads return to the government would bear. RailrcaH securities now held by the treasurer, he said, amount ed to "approximately $400,000,000 and interest and capita! payments had been regularly met on all of them, giving the government an income of about $18,000,000 a year. Heat To-day Was Made Good LOST LIFE IN POND Washington, D. C, July 7. Having made good on his prediction yesterday that hot, weather would return to-day 6vcr the Atlantic coast region, the goy- Orrin Colt, Aged 10, May Have Been Seized with Heart Failure Body Recovered in 4 Feet of Water. Brookfield, July 7. Orrin Colt, aged ernment weather man refused to hold 10, only eon of Mr. and Mrs. Wallaca out any hopes of a let-up in the heat B. Colt of Brookfield, lost his life in wave before to-morrow afternoon. the village pond Monday evening while "The weather will remain warm gen- bathing with several others. The boy erally east of the Mississippi river dur- could not swim and wjien last seen i it,. vt irt tm..r w. o-.W. w standing in water not much over . T " ' ' his waist line. W forecast. SAYS DE VALERA INVITED SMUTS Premier Lloyd George Refuses to Re ply Specifically When Asked If He First Conferred With Smuts. hether he stepped off into deeper water or wag seized with heart failure is not known. He had been troubled at times with heart weakness, and it is possible that he was the victim of a similar attack while in the water. Karl Boynton, aged 21, who was swimming in the pond, went to the rescue and Iove from a raft; but he failed to find the little fellow. Aid waa summoned from the village and Ireland, the prime minister replied la- j three girls, Doris, F conically that he saw On. Smuts con-jtnB ia!,t -named bein HOPE TO FLOAT THE ESPERANTO The Fast Schooner Is Being Raised Just Off Sable Island. SPEECH RESTORED BY AIRPLANE TRIP Puma- Since Being Kicked By Horse a Year Ago He Waa Made III By Air Trip Bat Can Now Speak. . Indian Head, Saskatchewan, July 7. A rase parallrd to that nf the Amer icaa soldier who regained his peecn during an airplane fight has been brought to light here. Over a year a 70 Wilfred Venter, a young farmer, was kiked in the head by a horse and In bad been nnabte to speak until the oth er day at a pfnic he i"k an airpiane rMe. As a result of sharp loop and d rn re a ill when fee landed, bat was a: to ta.k. Halifax, V S.. July 7. Word came to-day from Sable Island that pros pects were bright for salvaging the Gloucester schooner Kpernto, winnc ot last years international fisherman's race, which was wrecked several weeks ago. She may lie floated and started for Halifax to-day. The diiTinltie'of the salvaging ex pedition have been increased by den ser of hunger and thirst. Provision have run ho low that all hands on the steam trawler Fabia. which is heading the expedition, have been sent fishing when not actively engagvd on the wreck. High surf prevented freh water being obtained from Sable Inland, so a still waa improvised for treating set water. VILLAGES HEMMED IN. Forest Fire Menace in Qaebec is Par ticularly Grave. Quebec, July . The foret fire sit uation in Abi'il is reported particular ly grave and latet reports indicate that rumVr of silages in that vi cinity are almost hemmed in by the flames and the:r destruction teems im num ni. RAILR0AD STOCKS STRONGER. As Result of Announcement of Gov ernment's Determination. New York, Julv 7. Railroad shares became active and strong on -the stock exchange on receipt of word from Washington that, railroads would re ceive jih).ihiu,!hhi additional under ine treasury department's refunding plan. Atchison, Northern Pacific. Southern Pacific, I'nion-Pacific, Chicago North western. Reading and New York On fral showed guin of 1 to 2 point. Many junior mil-', including Lehigh Valley and Southern Railway, also strengthened. GREAT C. E. CONVENTION OPENED IN NEW YORK London, July 7 (By the Associated L,!., w-r- ...-d to locate the body Press). Premier Lloyd George stated I which was brought up about an hour in the House of Common to-day that ft" the boy disappeared. The water he understood Gen. J. C. Smuts, the w" '"ur 'l P "fc lnl P'" , . . t 101 me ooy s listers were in inr. nam ul" '"" ng party at the pond at the t me. land on Tuesday last on the invitation The death of the boy caused much of Kamonn De Valera. (sorrow in Brookfield as the boy was Asked whether he conferred with P0Pu,ar "lung his playmates; and o . , . . a a, I ram u lyiituiiiHT im in i't hib imwuy Floreno nd kadi, in? a half -intir nf in answer 10 anoiner query, iur. n.. f,..r.l M .4 fr Coifs Lioya ueorge sain none 01 me JLwnin- ., -,,;, .t ln-.W ion premiers would attend the proposed 0Vlock, Rev. Fraser MeUger of Ran Irish conference in London, to which j,t (r,iu.; n,r w.. iar. Mr. De Valera aud Sir James CVaig, ,t ,.. ,t ,h, wrvioe. Bnrial was me 1 i.ter premier, naa oeen invitea. jn th BrooUfic)(1 wmf tery nsiurj Jiuiii tins oiaicuiriu, ijirrw wn vtrtnallv ntilhirnr in. Aav in inrtatm what progress toward racliinff a aolu- FIREBUG BLAMED FOR a: il- T ." . L. . : 1 1 1 I lion 01 mv irin Hurnut'ii nnn iwcn i r s-'rsA,rr'nnr i-inr" made by the "big four" comprising IAJ tUJ 11 U Cs tt I rmt Lloyd fJeoree, General Smut, Sir James Craig and Karl liddleton, a Because of Report That a Fire Was prominent unionist. n, .A Te.,t.. Niht (W .onnru 1 Sitiiitj Milri1 In ft 1 1 .1 , . I ' ence this morning by King fJeorge, the I of the Buildings Burned To-day. latter having shown a keen desire to I ' - be informed of eerv move in the di- Londonderry, Si. July 7. Before rection of peace in Ireland. General 'he ruins of nine building, including 8muts gave the king the Imprcasiona lhe AnniS grain elevator, the general he gathered while in Dublin, the audi- I1"" ntt poom ana tne noston. ence lasting half an hour. - Maine station, had cooled thi morn- General Smuta has been invited to V. " """T 2 ;VAl attend Friday's meeting in Dublin be- 5ne ". -,uuu ana 9mjuu " " . I Li m n rrlh I? uL-1 i s m OMinlV Hi r I a I a tween Mr. Dc Valera and the southern ""'""V 7"-e-- - j unionists, hut thus far baa not deft- - 7 . . ... ... . . , made to them by town officials that mtely answe ed yesor no. merely ob- h fi ( incpndi, orj in. Tow, serving that he failed to aee what use- ofTn b thpjr , ion pn tha fu purpose his attendance would serve. f th Xudlir .nill)? iW)th,r In an authentic quarter it was de- ... fl ... j;. ,.. in ... .;. dared to-day that recent utterances L,,,, wh to-d-y'a disastro.il and nets of the Sinn rein leader were I , . . r. . Y- - . ,. ; . : oiaze naa us origin. considered to indicate a recession from ii,,- .... .mmnm4 rnm fBrhe.. the demand for an independent Ire- t(iP Th, flr(, held ,Ip tnlffic nvpr the miKi anu mi iiupi. iiiiiiiKii--.k m Boston A Maine railroad. cept as a base, a united Ireland, Ha legislative and governing monarchy to incorporate under a different name the t'Wer narliument. hic)t wntiM have the approximate status of provincial Attorney General Warned Liners En- assembly. A synod, under such an lenng ron wim narroom shock arrangement, wouio ne crea vn in tne Washington, D. C, July 7.-Foreign south, with some form of "all Ireland" hin. Am.-rir.n nnrn with assembly, consisting of upper and low- barroom tok of alcoholic: beverages er mm-. wnn-n wouiu sere as a g"-hould be "very discreet," Attorney Under Protest By the De fending Attorney at Dedham BE "VERY DISCREET." epiing body. STARTED FOR SUICIDE, ENDED IN JAIL Fifteen Thousand Delegates from Ev ery State in the Union and Every Continent. NeJl"ork, July ".Delegates to the sixth 'World C K. convention to day began their activities with quM services in several churches of Manhat tan and an hour later they were enter ing upon the rour?.e in leadership that form part of the week program. The l.i.fHsl delegates from every state in the union and fmm every con tinent of the earth, opened their ses sions at an enthusiastic meeting -last night in the "1st regiment armory. An other meeting was scheduled there this morning w hen Homer. Rodeheaver will talk on how to lead singing. A feature of to-day'a entertainment program was a missionary tea in Chinatown. DEMAJTDS ABDICATION. Of Saltan Mohammed, Who Is Said to Be Willing. Athens. Julv 7 (Bv the Associated Premsl. The Turkish Nationalist gov ernment at Angora, according to ad- k from Constantinople to-dav, has demanded that Sultan Mohsnimed VI abdicate. The latter replied he mas readv to aii-rte in favor of any member of the imperial Turkish family with the nrffiKj of Trince Abdul Mdj:dd, the kgsl heir. ho belongs to the nat!5nlitt party. Nicholas Zurhlog of Doylestown, Pa Jumped Into Sea and Decided to Live, So He Grasped Plank. Long Beach, N. Y., July 7. Nicholas Zuehlog of Doylestown, Pa., who ended an all-night sea trip aboard a crude plank by floating into shore here yes terday, was sentenced to 30 daya in tail to-day for disorderly conduct. 1 once t-aid he admitted tumping into tne water wirn tne intention of mak- ng a trip to eternity, but his self preservation complex overcame the sui ridal intention, when the arrant plank liove into view. Zuehlog spent last night in jail, too.: a long sleep and apieared entirely nor ma I to-day, his keepers declared. The police said they believe he be. gan his sea voyage at Coney Inland or rneepsncaa nay. BEER PERMITS DEFERRED. At Least a Week or Two Because of Pending Legislation. Washington. I). C, July 7. Action on permits to manufacture medicinal beer will be deferred for at least week or two. Secretary Mellon said to-day. The Hounc bill to prohibit the sale of such beer has been favorably recommended to the Senate by the ju diciary committee and Chairman Ster ling expecta to bring it up in the Sen ate within a few days. WAITING FOR WORD ' FROM U. S. AND CHINA Before "Making Statement Refardin? Anglo-Japanese Treaty Deliberations. London. -July 7 (By the Associated Pressi. Premier Lloyd George told the House of Common to-day that he was fairly hopeful of making a statement on the Anglo-Japanese treaty Mon day next. He said such a statement would depend on replies from the Unit ed States and China. A premature do-iaration. Mr. Lloyd Oorge asserted, would interfere with the eucce si of negotiatnna. Onera! Daugherty said to-day in dis cussing the application of the depart ment of justice opinion that tiansit shipments of liquor through American territory from one foreign country to another is illegal. Mr. Daugherty declined to supple ment his statement, but customs offi cials who are preparing regulations to enforce the ban on liquors in transit indicate that a previous opinion of the department of justice which classified such liquor stocks on foreign vessels as aea stores entitled to temporary privileges inside of American territory might control. The new regulations will be issued withiu a day or two. "DRY" AGENT FOR BAY STATE. E. C. Potter Will Have Headquarters in Boston. Washington, D. C. July . K. C. rotter has been appointed federal pro hibition director for Massachusetts with headquarters at Boston, the bu reau of internal revenue announced to-dav. Dedham, Mass., July 7 The flight of Nicolla Sacra and Bartolomeo Vanzet ti to Mexico with five other men to avoid the military draft in 1917 was a subject of further testimony to-day when Sacco went under cross-examina tion at the trial of himself and Van zetti for tho murder of a South Brain, tree paymaster and his guard. The defense objected to the line of questioning on the ground that the state had no right to attack Saoco's love of country. District Attorney Katzmann maintained that questions which tended to attack feaocos credi bility as a witness and to attack his direct testimony that he loved a free country were competent. The court reserved decision. Cross-examination of Sacco had be gan during the forenoon with the dis trU-t attorney questioning iSaeco's trip to Mexico with vanzetti. Sacco, after lengthy deliberation, finally said he left the United States the last week of May, 1917, when he started tor Mexico. He did not believe in war, he said, and considered that in going to Mexico to avoid the draft he was doing s; brave thing. The district attorney asked him why he didn't stay in Mexico and Sacco replied that he couldn't get work at hia shoe trade there and didn't like the food or the manner of living. Asked bv the district attorney what he meant when he said he loved a free country, Sacco made a ten-minute speech from the witness stand. Ynen he came to this country, he said, he found it was not what he had thought it. Hia work in Italy was not as hard as that in this country, and he had bet ter food and clothe there than here, he asserted. ! He had thought men were free in their ideas here, but he aaid he had seen some of the best men in this country sent to prison. He, "saw one man dead because he waa a Socialist," he added, explaining that "this man was put in prison because the cap italist class waa against him." Saeco said he did not believe in any more war for killing young men so hat when the time came for a lather to get something out of a son, cap italists could send him to a war which was for the business of millionaires and not for the country. Sacco was uninterrupted during his peech when he finished bv saving: Irtat is what I don t like about this country, at one time I thought was free. In his direct testimony Sacco ex plained the possession of an automa ie pistol when he was arrested. H said his wife was cleaning house and he took the weapon with all the cur fridges intending to discharge them in the woods. He denied that he had ever shot anybody at South Braiotree. Continuing his' testimony under cross-examination, Sacco said that a the time of his arrest he was afrai he might be deportedfrom the Unit ed States because of radical views. H had in his home about three dozen an archistic book and anarchistic litera tore of other descriptions, he said. He said he would not destroy the books because he loied them. He would not sav that his views on anarch were the same as those of anarchist who had been deported because that was a delicate question.. The district attorney showed the nickel-plated revolver found on Van cetti and asked him if be had taken it from the body of Aletsandro Berar dello, one of the murdered men, at the scene of the crime. Sacco denied it. He admitted that he had lied to the district attorney when questioned by him at the Brockton police station aft er his arrest. He identified his own automatic pistol, found on him when 15 MORE MEN NEEDED TO FORM V. N. G. COMPANY We can have a company of the I First Vermont Infantry, Nation I al Guard, here in Barre if YOU, j Mr. Citizen and young man will j ! do your parts. j Do you want a company here? Do you believe in prepared j ness? - Do you believe in physically fit manhood? ( Do you believe in discipline? Do you want an armory and j gymnasiumln Barre? If so, use your influence and j present yourselves at the Legion " clubhouse to-night at 6:30 o'clock, the volunteers to take the physical examination. A company is assured - if 15 more men eign the papers. What do you say about it? - WASHINGTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU GROWS Membership on $10 Basis Increased from 560 to 1,051 as Result of Recent Campaign The membership campaign of the Washington county farm bureau com pleted July 1 gives a total membership in the organization of 1,061 members. In spite of the fact thftt the member. ship fee was increased from $2 to $10 per year, the number of members has jumped from 660 last year to 1,081. Sufficient funds will now be available to carry on more intensive agricultural work: in tne county man m tne past. and the state and national farm bu reau federations will be supported. The campaign was directed by C. J. Cooper of Sycamore, HI., representative of the American Farm Bureau federation.-Much credit is due Mr. Cooper and his six co-workers who did the so liciting. During the three weeks of the campaign 26 community meetings were held with an average attendance of 3.J. Not a single day was lost by solicitors on account of bad weather. In every community a sufficient number of farmers volunteered to act as drivers to introduce the solicitors to their neighbors. The following list gives the number . r i .. 1 . i 1 - l j ot larmera joining in eacn iown: narre 83, Berlin 71, Cabot mi, Calais 7, Lhix bury 63, East Montpelier 00, Favston 40, Marshfield 51, Middlesex 6, Mont- elier 14, Moretown 43, Nortbneld 6!, la infield 63, Roxbury 37, Waitsfield fit. Warren 51, Waterbury 81). Wood bury 6, Worcester 36; total 1,061. hast Montpelier is tne banner town with 0 members, with Watgrbury a close second with 89. On the average 80 per cent of the real farmers, their wives and their children, of the county are now supporting the farm bureau for better agriculture in Washington county, ermont and the Lnited Mates ORANGE COUNTY AGENT. arrested. KING OFFERS PALACE For Holding Conference On Tht Irish Situation. liondon, Julv 7. The king, it was stated to-day, had placed Buckingham palace at the disposal of Lloyd tienrge for holding there the proposed Irish conference. MIDDLESEX Mr. and Mrs. Wesley CTiilds returned Sundav from an auto trip to Benning ton, where they visited friend and rel atives. Glenn George and ladv friend of Jer icho spent Sunday and Mmdav at F. B. Miles.' n. C Thornton spent Sunday and Monday in St. Albans. Mr. and Mr. Harold Bigelnw of Washington were over-Sunday visitors at Albert Crane's. Louis Deeso and Mrs. Annie Rhodes spent Monday in Burlington. Mrs. . B. McLlroy s quite iIL The flrt match of the Barre Golf club will be jiayeL at Burlington St- urday. Automobiles leave Marrins Cigar 8tore at 8 a. m. The following JUDGE L. R. WELLS DEAD Was Prominent Resident of Washing ton County. Judge I-orenzo R. Wells died at the home of W . It. and H. W . aughn in Middlesex during last night. Although advanced in years, he was in good health and felt as good as ever last night when he retired. WTien he failed to appear for breakfast this morning one of the members of the family went to hi room and found him bead. Heart failure is given as the cause. He was born in East Montpelier on June iwi, the aon of Mr. and Mrs. Kethu Wells. His early life was spent in that village. He then moved to Mid dlesex. near the Center, where practi eally all his life was spent. Two jears ago he sold his farm and went to live in the Vaughn home nearby. His wife. who was Nettie M- IVrmid, died about JO years ago. Judge W ells is survived hv two sons, Arthur, a professor in Boston, now reiding in Wtnthrop, Mas., and ha vmond. who recently graduated from Iart mouth college and ho at present M helping to lay ant traits near Gorham, N. H. On account ot the delay in getting word to the lat ter the funeral arrangement will not be known until he is heard from. Judge Wells aerved a assistant judge in Washington county court for six years preceding Judge Dana. He w also a member of the House of 1'4 -and had held all the principal town offices in Middlesex, having been a j.ti-e of the pesee for many yearj besides being everseer. liter and select man at different time. He was a men ot figh mentality and beeie of h;s kmdiy deposition and regard fur i Saturday the Barre Uatn goe to Fn land for a match. Return game on the fellow men formed rompanionhip very Barre course will be played later. easi'y and held them to the end. Miss Freda Randall Chosen Home Demonstration Agent. Burlington, July 7. The extension service of the University of Vermont and college of agriculture announces the appointment of Miss Freda J. Ran dall of Pit U ford to be home demon stration agent in Orange county. Miss Randall is a graduate of Pittsford high M-hool and the home economics depart ment of the state normal school, Fram ingham. Mass. Miss Randall reported yesterday at the office of the extension service in this city, where she will spend a couple of days with Miss Charlotte C. Tier pont, leader of home demonstration agents, of becoming acquainted with the extension service and the various activities connected therewith. She will then go to Chelsea, where her head quarter will be at the office of the Orange county farm bureau. Mies Randall will continue the splen did work started under the direction of MiKS F. Mildred Dutton, U. V. M., '17, who resigned about a year ago to open a' tea room at Caspian lake. There are now seven home demon stration agent at work in Vermont and the extension service expects to announce in the near future the ap pointrnents of agenta in Franklin and Lamoille counties. MRS. GILLI IS DOING WELL Victim of Attempted MUr , der Rallies from the Shock BULLETS HiVE ; NOT BEEN fi' KEN OUT Luigi Gobbi p ho Shot Her and Him? Was Buried - ' . Mrs. Baf.Lt , Gilli, the woman .who was shot twite by Luigi Gobbi, Tues day afternoon a her home, 7" Bugbee avenue, continues to hold her own at the City hospital, and the attendirg physician and hospital attendants are still hopeful that she will survive the effects of the two serious wounds in flicted by Gobbi in a fit of rage or men tal aberration. The bullets have ' not , been removed from her body, as yet, and it is possible that no effort will be made to remove- them. One bullet entered the left breast just above the? heart and the other, the second one to take effect, entered tha left side as the woman turned, and it penetrated the kidney. The bullets htive been located by means of the X-ray, but they lie in rather difficult poei tions, near vital organs. Physicians ay tliat it will be possible for her to carry the bullets without harm to herself if no infection sets in. As Mr. Gilli is a strong, robust woman, her cbancea for recovery are coitlcreJ fairly good. Nothing particularly new has been learned to shed light on the attempted murder and the suicide; but the opin ion chiefly held is that Mrs. Gilli and Gobbi got into an argument over his unpaid board bill, amounting to about $150, and that in the heat of the argu ment irouDi gave way to frenzy and shot her. The funeral of Gobbi was held this afternoon from the 'undertaking roomj ot A. W. Badger & Co., and burial as made in Hope cemetery. SILVER WEDDING OBSERVANCE. Mr MYSTERIOUS PARTY IS MENTIONED In Depositions in Connection with Ac tion Against District Attorney . Nathan A. Tufts. Boston, July 7. The depositions of Adolph Zukor and Hiram Abrams. mo tion picture producers of Xew York, in connection with charges on whicn Attorney General Allen seeks the re moval of District Attorney Nathan A. Tufts of Middlesex county, were re ceived at the State House to-day. They relate to incidents at a party at Woburn road house and to subsequent proceedings, the attorney general hav- ng charged that through a conspiracy n which Mr. Tufts had a part, eeru:n person preeent at the party paid $100,000 to avoid prosecution. j Details of the deposition will not he known until next week when the iae comes up for trial before the full bciti-h of the supreme court. NOT HAPPY IN HER HOME. Little Girl Who Was Shot to Death Had Tried to Run Away. St. Albans, Julv ".The imruest into the fatal shooting of Dori Kennett. 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Kennett of Montgomery Cen ter, was continued yesterday, tier brothers, eight and IS years old. are still in Franklin county jail. titate' Attorney M. H. Aiexand r said that it had been established that he little girl did not have a very happy lonae life and that last April the se lectmen of Montgomery had reported hat the girl had beea away from home two consecutive night. The investigation shoncd. according to the etate' attorney, that the girl ad received sharp punishment front ey father, and Kennett was made to ne hi promise that he would not ;am punish her. it also seems that t Saturday n;gM the little girl tried o run away from home, and that the ather brought her back and whipped her. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Coffin Were in tho Hands of Their Friends. Certainly Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Coffin of 46 Johnson street would spend the) evening at the Cutts home in thn Worthen building, . and shortly after reaching the home they accompanied. Mrs. Cutts to the Foresters' hall, just not her flight up in the same build ing to watch a group of people, who) were having a dance party. Upon ar rival at the door in the hall MV. and Mrs. Coffin were met by Kimball M. Cooney and led into the hall aud to he fern-draped arch, to be seated. There over the throne of honor in scribed with tinsel letter on the wall ere "Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Coffin, July 1021," and then for the first timn they sensed the purpose of the party. July 7, to-day, is their 25th wedding nmversary, and on the eve of this nniversarv more than 50 of their friends were present to celebrate the) occasion. t After scrutinizing the inscription, r. and Mrs. lorhri turned to their friends seated at all part of the hall and smiled understanding, and sim ultaneously were given a great ova tion. Their friends then assembled aibout them to extend congratulations. A nice program had been prepared for the evening, th first event being a grand march led by the honored guests. In the line of march were many of their friends from out of town. Mr. and Mrs. K. 0. Corwin, Mr.. and Mr. Percy Heath, Miss Marion Lord, Jasper Taylor and Mis Nora, Taylor, all of Chelsea; from Orangn were Mr. and Mrs James Lord and two sons. Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Nelson and family, and Mr. and Mr. Harry Blake; from East Barre, Mrs. George Taylor and Mis Madeline Taylor. The Norris-Suitor rive-piece orches tra had been engaged for the evening and during much of the time was play ing for the dances. Four young la dies. Misses Thy His. Marion. Loie and Vera Nelson," served the refreshments of ice cream, cake, wafers and punch at 10 o'clock, and while Mr. and Mr. Coffin were comfortably enjoying the bridal arch they were attracted by Mr. Cooney, who had been chosen to pre sent them a chest of Community plate silverware. The first surprise at their entrance to the hall was not as gTeat a that sustained in the presentation, and after Mr. Coftin recovered himself he expressed deep appreciation to their host of friends, i he anniversary ceie- -brat ion ended at. mid-night with many well wishe to the couple that they en joy a golden anniversary. Both are voting in appearance and in good health, really younger looking than they are. Incidentslly they are grand parent and their little granddaughter, Beverly Mae Sunderland, become a year old to-day. their 2.th anniver sary. Their three rniirtren are .virs. V, K. Sunderland, Drnnsel and Louino Coffip, all of Barre. Mr. and Mrs. Cof fin were married at the Methodist par son age in this city by Rev. W. R. Davenport and he ever since resided in Barre. Mr. Coffin is a carpenter by trade. CARUSO WILL SING. To Take Part in Coming Opera Sea son Says Gatti-Catarza. New "York, July 7. Enrico Caruso will surely sing during the Ruining opera season acording to Giulin Gatti f asaa?, general manager of the Met ropolitan Opera companv. who viitd the convalescing tenor three days ago in Italy. "Hi convalescence i n-ote than normal, said a cable message rt-ceivrd from Gattt-Oaeazra to-dsy bv hi as sistant hern."