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VOL. XXV. No. 108. BARIlE, VKRMONT, THURSDAY, JULY 21, 1921. PRICE, TWO CENTS. GOV. SMALL OF ILLINOIS ACCUSED OF STEALING HUGE SUM FROM ST A TE ONE DEAD AND CITY WINS CASE ONE BADLY HURT ON WATER TAX BARRE GRANITE MONU MENTS REDUCED 15 PER CENT FROM THIS DATE Two Others Less Seriously Supreme Court Reverses Injured in Automobile Decision for Orange In . Collision Lower Court Lieut.-Gov. Sterling and Vernon S. Curtis, Bank i -Man, Are Also Indicted in Same Case, Charged With Conspiring to De , fraud State of $2,000,000 END OF TARIFF FIGHT IS DUE TO COME TODAY Vote on the Fordney Bill Is Schedule to Be Taken Late This Afternoon. LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATION IS PROPOSED Gov. Small Declares the In dictment Is Due to His Political Enemies, While Lieut.-Gov. Sterling Says He Welcomes Chance to Lay Record Before Public NEAR A BREAK IN THE PARLEY Springfield, III., July 21. Governor ten Small is expected to appear in court to-day to' furnish bond and de mand immediate trial in connection with the indictments returned yester day by the Sangamon county grand jurjr charging conspiracy to defraud the state and the embezzling of public funds. . Lieut.-Gov. Fred E. Sterling, and Vernon S. Curtis of Grant Park, 111 , one of the owners of the Grant Park bank, named jointly with Gov. Small in the indictments, will probably be served with warrants to-day and will take similar action. ", The' indictments charge the three men with' conspiring to defraud the tate of two million dollars and the embezzlement of seven hundred thou sand dollars, and Lieut.-Gov. Sterling is charged with the embezzlement of a like amount. The bonds of Gov. Small and Lieut. Gov. Sterling were fixed at $150,00) each, and those of Curtis at $100,000. The grand, jury, which submitted a long report, recommended that the leg islature conduct an investigation of the whole subject of the handling of public funds. "The jury found that during the terms of Gov, Small and Lieut.-Gov Sterling as treasurer, the daily bal ance in the state treasury fluctuated between f20,000,000 and ;i2,OO0,00O; v and that, beginning with Small's ad ministration, the balances were carried on the books as two funds, a vault and a safe fund, the former representing loans to legitimate banking institu tions. The report asserts that the other tfund represented loans made to the Grant Park bank, which it says, ceased in function as a bank after 1!08. De posits carried by the Grant Park bank, the report asserts, were used to pur chase hort term notes from Chicago packers, the total of which the jury jfotind was $10,000,000. The loans to the packers earned, the Jury reports, nearly eight per cent, "while Small and Sterling, according to the report, paid over to the state less than two per cent, the remainder con stituting the bulk of the state's inter est monev which the jurv chargis Ismail and Sterling with embezzling. Gov. Small issued a statement in which he laid entire blame for the in-dii-tments on his political enemies. Lieut. -Gov. Sterling in a statement declared that he would welcome the op portunity to lay his record before the public. Washington, I). C, July 21. The end of the tariff fight in the House is due to-day. A vote on the Fordney bill is sched uled for late afternoon with passage regarded as assured in view of th heavy Republican majority, which tint far has supported the measure as a whole. 1 here are prospects of a bitter last ditch tight, however, over some o the contested sections which will be voted on again before the final O. K is placed on the bill. Whether hides and long Staple cotton shall carry a tax and petroleum shal be free, as prev ously voted in committee of the whole and whether the government shall em ploy a three-year embargo against dye importations are questions to be voted on finally. The House yesterday afternoon killed a proposed tariff on shoes and other leather goods which would have onset the increase m the price of products oc casioned by the duty of hides. No fur ther action can be taken on that un der the special rule, and the free hide advocates expect to reverse the action which put a tariff on hi'. Adoption of the proposed duties on products from long staple cotton, to be acted on to-day, is regarded as by no means certain m view of the de feat of the compensatory dutv on leather products, and opponents of the 16 per cent long staple cotton tariff prepared to wage a- tight for its re moval in event the compensatory tax on products is defeated. A fight over the oil and dye para graphs itr expected by leaders on both sides. The ways and means committee provision on dye control was previ ously sustained by the house by only a narrow margin, and Representative Frear of Wisconsin, a Republican, member of the committee, who is pre pared to wage a new right against it, said he had hopes of success on a rec ord vote. Defeat of the oil tax by the House, sitting as a committee of the whole, is regarded as somewhat decisive and to restore it to its place on the dutiable list would require the changing of a considerable number of votes. Lloyd George and De Vale- re Separate Without Find' ing Common Ground BRITISH PREMIER PRESENTED PLAN Whether De Valera Flatly Rejected It Is Not " Known ENGINEER KILLED IN A WASHOUT Freight Train Wai Wrecked When it Struck Hole Near Windham Junction, N. H. Nashua, X. H., July 21. Engineer R. H. Smith of Portland, Maine, was killed to-dav when an east-bound local freight ran into a washout near Hub bard's station 3 1-2 miles east of Wind ham Junction. The engine and several forward cars were derailed, and traffic on the line will be tied up during the day, advices said. FRANCE TO SEND TROOPS. No Matter What Great Britain Does About Upper Silesia. Paris, July 21 (By the Associated Press). France, it was declafed in of ficial circles this mornins. will send re inforcements to upper Silesia whether Great Britain joins or not in the re inforcement movement suggested by London, July 21 (By the Associated Press). The conversations between Lloyd George and Eamonn De Valera, from which it was hoped a basis for an Irish peace conference mignr emerge, have terminated for the pres ent without that object having been attained. At the-final meeting of the British prime minister and the Irish repub lican leader to-day. Lloyd George submitted definite proposals which were represented as the onsidered j judgment of himself and his cabinet as constituting suitable ground for a full-fledged peace parley, based upon his interviews of the past week with De Valera and fir James Craig, the tjlster. premier. The (proposals, it is learned author itatively, comprised less than ten r tides. Whether thev met with a flat re jection by the Irish republican lead er or were taken bv him without com ment for review bv himself and his colleagues in Dublin, in the hope they might contain the nucleus for nego tiations, was concealed by the cryptic joint communique issued after the meeting. This read: t "Mr. Llovd George and Mr. Vr a! era had a further conversation at 11:30 o'clock this morning lasting about an hour. The basis for a further con ference has not ret been found. Mr. De Valera has arranced to return to Ireland to-morrow and to-ctmmuni-cate with Mr. Lloyd George again after further discussion with his col It required considerable time for the conferees to draw up the communique issued bv agreement after the meet ing and this caused comment, being interpreted as indicating anxiety by both sides to avoid a breach in the peace attempt or to conceal the fact if an impasse had already occurred. After the Downing street interview between Lloyd Georp and De Valera, only a few minutes were required to drsft these announcements. De Valera and his colleagues, after their return to Irish headquarters, ex pressed anxiety for the attainment of peace,-despite what i at least the fem porarv impasse reached. Thev indi cated that, a similar anxiety had been manifested bv Lkivd George, one of the Irish delegation declaring: In drafting the announcement both found difficulty in avoiding statements which would create an immediate fsiror in the other camp. As for us .SLIPPERY STREET. AT LYNN, CAUSE ROBINSON FARM ALONE TAXABLE J. F. Gifford, a Merchant, Town of Orange Had Jumped Appraisal from $5,150 to $45,150 ALEX. IRONSIDE PASSES AWAY Was Killed Against Pole Waltham, Mass.,July 21. J. F. Gif- By an opinion reached by the Ver- ford of Lynn, proprietor pf a furniture mont supreme court, the city of Barre store, was killed to-day in an automo- wins its case with the town of Orange bile accident at Bank square. Albion in which Orange sued to recover taxes Barttctt, a shoe manufacturer, and di- on the city water system appraisal rector of the Lynn National bank, who rajd jn the 1918 quadrennial ap- was driving the car iu wincn u mora . . from yM 0 $45 150. Further was a passenger, sustained a irncturca . . . , .W.,11. F,,m,er Mavor Charles W. Har- than that, the court opinion holds that wood and Byron tl. Grover, the. latter a the city is taxable only on the Robin shoe manufacturer, and both directors Ln fHrm. so-ttilled. according to the of the Lynn .National bank, were less of (he whkh has Wn re fi.J . u.,.i , v-fr ceived bv attorneys in the case. The to attend the annual directors' outing appraisal on this farm was put in at of the bank. At Bank square a large joo. truck, driven by Julius tvome oi Thfi inion of the coml rrv(.rs(,g th.. nlr.wta o nnrntl ihnH ,n 111 OOnOSlf.,1 ... . . . . , ... V.. oirertion Roth crs were turned aside uecsion vi v.ik wmiujr i"u.t .v ill attempt to avert collision but slip- which the town of Orange won a judg per.v pavements caused them to swerve ment of $1,S11.A2 fnr- one year's taxes inio iiim-l. inr unntirniici uium- Tl. ,.otJ .. .-,,J the 1, ltwo bile crashed against a telegraph pole, ' . , ing at in ur nir evervone aboard, whe thi ' "" j " - truck and its" three occupants escape! up to supreme court on the eity's ex- Barre Man Had Been Lead er In Labor Movement of Vermont IN FACT PIONEEER IN STATE CIRCLES Had Been Honored By Election to Many Union . Positions National, state and city labor or ganizations lost to-day one of their most diligent and earnest workers in the death of Alexander' Ironside of Barre. The end came this morn- hia home at 33 Avers street and terminated a period of four WHlMittle injury. ROB W INE CELLARS OF RARE CONTENTS Motor Bandit Operating on Long Is land and in New Jersey Get Rich Harvest. New York, Jul v 21. Motor bandits who specialize in burglarizing tempor- ceptions; and it was argued in theJJr"B V""1 . , " " " ,. . ,. . . , (of two months to his bed. The end was Plumley", Plumley A Campbell appear- expected by his family and friends, as ing fur the town of Orange and City his condition had been very alarming Attorney Vtllliam Wharl, Alland G. I Hurimr th nt few weeks. fav ana John w . uoraon representing , . . . . ' , . ,,,, . . the city of Barre. lo ,abor ,n neral hw de"th 18 " J'nor to the tremendous jump in the IT1 1,!," ,or ' mlvr ",v " V appraisal, the city had been paying tically devoted to the betterment of taxe on an appraisal of &,lo0, as al- fellow men and his action always was ready stated, the assessment being as for the attainment of better conditions follows: 24 l-o acres and privileges, for them. For 18 years Mr. Ironside 2AjO; I1, miU'S of pipe line, f iW; has been secretary of the ermont 5 acre Robinson farm. $400. The I state branch of the American Kedera arily unoccupied country homes of the 1 amount of the tax varied from $H0 to I tion of Labor, and during that entire wealthy on lxng island and in .f Ji:s vearlv. tnncr the opinion reached time nerved on the leiris ative com mi , , l-:,t . 1 I, . i , .' . I . jersey nave reapeu a run nresi m rc- uy supreme court, me town or jrancra tee of this orcamzation. He was in cent months from the contents of wine I cannot tax even the pipe linn in the at.rumental in securing the passage of cellars, -said a statement made public future. Last year Orange aked the every law enacted for the welfare of to-day by an indemnity company. city to pay fl.i 80.02 in taxes, and this labor people during that time, sue t-ountry notnes proieciea oy inucm- years taxes would nave amounted un- awg ag weeklv pavment trustee ex liny vmuiiK-nira imvr punriru iubco urr i-ne Hiiiiriusnt 10 more man .ri.ouw. aggregating $.1,000,000 In the last two The 24 1-5 acre named in the Ap vears, it was stated, and It was esti- praisal prior to the chansre in 1013 mated that homes not so insured had! were the flowage land, while the Robin experienced losses equally as great. " $on farm was property bought by the "in the past year toe mirgiars struct city to protect the puntv of the wa mainiv lor leweiry, goia ana silver ter. j.Jate and art objects," said h. H. Fos- The city is called upon, under the su MYSTERIOUS AUTO NEAR MIDDLESEX emption, child labor, working hours for minors and women, factory inspection and workmen compensation, all pea the stamp of Mr. Ironside's work. He was also ever alert against anv meas ures considered detrimental to labor and never failed to register his pr . , .u . . '. . , , iiests 10 Keep mem irom me stateute tor nhief invent ir1 Of Of Olie Of t HP I nruma v,rl nmnmn lt n,v f k lMa-fll. . rj. : ':::r;;: r , , '.- r. books of V ermont nut-riiiiif v u'uipnuirv. i ipph iuf cfiiieciion vi ino tax on tne ow they go after the costly liquor Robinson farm and alo ths coats in i.t li& Jinn ' vKili mat nnrrlwt i r n I U lAurw ... tl 1 1. : a. their former objects. The liquor is recover it. cost in supreme court. The J W.!L"', r:P."r".th: readilr deposed of and brimrs hci f,.ll noinion h. not hen ,,ivrf -- iwm. rri.'es:" Uet, the information coming in the h mZ1C'U T'".'0" -f !' -v v-v 1 uiiim - -. . . , . .i i imiii 1 1 j I jui in vi nu ciiuv tin nr virm il i . . home burglars are directed by a mas C. M,dv of the court. The opinion of ?.,n , " JJO,Vreal ter mind in New York, who spends I the court was unar.inioui, having been much of hl time studying social in-1 prepared bv Associate Justice Willard telligence columns to ascertain when I W. Miles. The copy of the ordpr in as follows: "In this case the clerk will enter: Judgment reversed, and judgment for the plaintiff to recover the taxes as sesed upon., the Robinion farm, to gether with the lawful fees for col- For manv vears he has been affiliated ritn the Barre branch of the G. C. I. A tnd homes of the wealthy are to be va- ated. The raiding squads are made up, of carefully selected experts, including safe-crackers and jrun men. These souadx, he said, usually work on a commission basis, turning the loot over b-cting the ssme and' its cost in the to representative of the master mind court below. Let neither party recover in mis ray. costs In this court.' One of the favorite method of jib- ,.t t. .i.., i: i f. sid, is to rent an apartment, furnich NEW YORK WITNESSES. ir in lavisn sivie ana men oner mei Drrr rcr TT frftU Mntitnla tt th imrtmpnl f nr al Kv I lUf fjl, I KJ UV.'i 1, newspaper advertisements, stating that 'the owner j leaving the city or some So Attorney General Allen Gets Court similar ptauible etory. Keturm, from France. The French move will be we have never been overly optimistic GREEKS IN RAPID PURSUIT Of the Fleeing Turkish Nationalists in Asia Minor. made, it wa declared, to insure the safety of 10.000 French Soldiers already on the ground there. News received here to-dav from Op- peln was far from reassuring. The attitude of the German press, as inter preted by the French dipstches, was increasing provocatives. France, it is declared, recognizes that danger throatens from the side of the Poles as well as from the Ger-' man side, making H doubly necessary in the French view to reinforce the allied troops. , PrecautionsN first, decisions after ward, probably will remain the French view, it is indicated, unless there are unforeneert developments. FUTURE IS IN DOUBT, London. July 21 (By the .Associated Trees). With the important railway unction point of Eski-Shehr in their ands, the Greeks are conducting a rapid pursuit of the Turkih national ists dislvdged from that city and othc point"' long the front in Asia Minor, it is announced in a dipatch from th Creek foreign minister at Athens' re reived here to-day. F.ski-Shehr, it is officially announced, was occupied by the Greeks at 8 p. m. Tuesday, after a severe struggle. King the naval prison here, where it. was in Constantine, whose departure for the Utituted durinjr the war bv Thoiias regarding the prospects of the pres eat conversations. Now that they have ended for the present, at least, we are really a bit surprised that they con tinued so long and o amicably. "We are genuinely desirous of peace n have not yet despaired, but the difficulties are smh that progress is necessarily slow. I personally believe that definite progress has been made." This spokesman for the Irish dele gation aid thf Irish republican par liament would probably be convened shortly after the return of De Valera ioot disposed of in this manner are said o be much greater than thos obtained n dealing with an ordit.ary "fence" tor stolen pmperfy. EX-EMPEROR CHARLES SEEKS TO GET OUT Wants to Leave Switzerland for Dec mark There Is Suspicion as to Reason. Paris, July 21. Former Emperor Charles of Austria-Hungary has de- ... AA (hat lie Rot 1 1 4a Ual'l for the receipt of his report. The dele-, SwiUpT,,nd for Denmark, according to (ration has received no word, it was gation said the Irish republican par liament now in prison will be re leased so as to enable them to tend. at- Of the Mutual Welfare League ' at NEED $125,000,000 Portsmouth Naval Prison Portsmouth. X. H.. Julv 21 The fu ture of the Mutual Welfare league af front was announced from Smyrna ynterdsy, has taken up his headquar ters at L'shak with the general staff. I'pon entering E-ki-Shehr Poly. Bienako proclaimed that justice, lib erty and equality, without distinction f race or religion, would reign in ail - the regions occupied by the Greeks. HISTORIC TRAIN EN ROUTE WEST SHIP NOT ORDERED IN. Put It Goes ea Modera Flat Cars la stead of ea Its 0i Wheels. Albany. N'. V., July 21. The famous rid De Witt Clinton traia, mounted on modem Hat cars ami drawn by the re r r oed New York Central eii?ire N'o. PQ. started from here todsy on the Mcrd lap nf its trip. t ( hi'-spo. The kistnrK train will he exhibited as the pioneer Ameriraa Mean passenger train, and old WQ, thampmn of hig'n ped Income ne. at the pageant of progress beginning July 30. The first stop U day was at SrHerer tady. wrH-h was the western termins! e-f the Te Witt Clint" "s 6rt run. ftt fears aff Chr eup U dsy w 'l be port I would hav he a ayntnet aNjut t ft r and Tans. it," Mr. Kurtz aaid. ing Mott" Oslxrne. is in doubt. Ofbc-rs said to day that the matter bad been placed before authoritietv at Washing ton as a result of offenses aeaint the rules by 82 prisoners, member of the lague. Those men have been deprived of their- membership and locked in cells, it was announced. Colonel Hamilton D. South, V. S. M. C, who recently relieved Comm-idorw A. V. Wadhams, retired, as commander of the prison, ordered the confinement of the men after a general invetiga tion of conditions. It was said tohvae bars the first tima in years that prisoners were locked in cells during daylight hours. Report Had it She Was ia For Liquor Search. Philadelphia, July 21. A report that a British schooner named Poeomoke bad IW ordered into Atlantic City for investigation of liquor smucslin? haT was denied to-day bv Charles K. Kurtz, surveyor of the oorl here, lis ha charge of the soutSert New Jereer eot. If the veel hd been or.f-ied into FOR SHIPPING BOARD To Carry Through Operations of the First Half of the Fiscal Year. Washington, I). C. July 21.--Congress yesterday received its first ap propriation estimate under the new budget system an estimate trans mitted through Budget Director Dawe by the shipping board that $12."),KS. IMM1 would be required to carry the board's operations through the first half of the fiscal year. Albert D. Lasker, the new chairman of the board, coincident with submis sion of the estimate, conferred with Chairman Madden and Warren of the appropriations committee of the House and Senate, respectively, and told them that he hoped in "'between one to thr.-e years to get the American merchant marine on a gointr bssis with private ownership on established trade lines. Other information imparted to the appropriations chairmen by Mr. Lask r was that the board is plannmc to ak repeal of the law permitting the allot -j ment of .V.rmo.O0 atit of munrr re ceived fr.m the sale of shipping boarj material t be used for the operation ships, that three former German ships now known as the Amphion. the Fre.- dro and the Philippine, would be of fered for ssle Aug '. and that Interna tional Merran'ile Marine Co had of fered to refit the leviathan at cost of the Vrard and operate her under. th AKenrao Car as a fLrt -class luier. news received in onuial circles ner1 to day, which expressed belief that this move concealed a plan for another at tempt eventually to restore Charles to the throne of Hungary. The question is now the ubject of an exchange of diplomatic notes, and Switzerland, it is said, probably will b asked to prevent 1he ex-emperor from leaving the country. Permission to Tike Testi mony There. Boston. Julv 21. Attorney General Mr. Ironside had served on the griev a nee committee and several other com mittees for the granite cutters' asso ciation and at the same time was one of its auditors. Since being compelled to abandon work m the stonesheds he has been engaged as general organizer for the Ouarrv' Workers Internal iond L'nion, and in the great steel strike of last year figured prominently about loungstown, l a. The Central Iabor I nion of Barre likewise recognized his value as worker and for several vears elected him president, retiring him with an honorary membership of the union when poor health prevented his activi ties with the organization. Through recommendation of Govern or Graham Mr. Irolside waa appointed by I resident v ilMin during the war as a member of the district dratt board for the state of Vermont. Mr. Ironside waa known all over the J. -Weston Allen, who has - instituted state and in many points outside of before the full supreme coufc action New F.ngland, and his death will cause to have District Attorney Nathan A. Tufts of Middesex county removed. was authorized to-day to send a com mission to New York to take the testi mony of witnesses who would not ap pear here. Allen asked permission to keep se cret he names of t)u New York per sons be wanted interrogated until sorrow among a large number of people both in this citv and elsewhere. He was born in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Nov. , 1S72, and after re ceiving a public school education served his apprenticeship tn the granite trade Thirty years ago h was married to Miss ilmina Shepherd in Aberdeen and with his wife and familv nine writs bad been granted by the New (years later embarked for America. NOT ALLOWED TO LAND. Morris Hillquit, American Socialist, Is Held at Dover, Eng. London, July 21. Morris Hillquit, American socialist party leader, who arrived at Dover from France yester day, was refused 'permission to land by an immigration officer, who said he was acting on instruction from the eecretary tot" home affairs, according to the Daily Herald, the labor organ, to-day. Mr.' Hillquit, adds the Herald, event ually was permitted to spend the night in Iover, but waa intruted to re port at noon to-day I'nless the in itnictions are cancelled by that time,' the new-paper declares, be mtil re turn to France. FOUND NOT GUILTY. Lieut-Col. James E. Shelley. Charged With Shooting Hostler Washington. D. C. Julv 21 Lieuten ant Colonel James .. Shelley of A'a lMtma, aMarhed to the qiisrterma-ter corps. I". S. N was found lot cinlty on all charges yesterdav by a vueral court snsMial Setore whi'h th. o,r was tried on ,-harn ,f l.ootir ard Christmas, a negro bottler, at the iiMrtermssiers corpV here Maj. York courts and service had been oh tained on them. The deposition would h oral, he added, and no postponement of the trial now in progress would le necessary. The attorney general ex plained that he had under.-tood the New Yorkers would come here to testi fy, but hud just learned that the would not. 'We have reason to believe." the attorney general said, "that one wit ness in New ork is attempting to avoid service." Sergeant Joseph F. . Scaver of ths Newfon police, testified to-day con cerning the rase of Dana L. Teshon, jr., who appealed a lower court fine of $100 for operating an automobile in June, 1P20. while under the influence of iiquor. Court records showed that on appeael Teshon's case was placed on file with 125 expenses. An attorney general said he offered the case as an instance in which mon ey paid by defendants went into th treasury of the county instead of to the state. Tufts' cotitw! retorted that the filing of the case was-done by th judge and not hy the district attorney Policeman Charlc . Fceb-y of New ton testified that Clement I- Garflner, when atrested. charged with operating a machine while under the influence of liquor, told hm he had "cood friends in Lvnn," who might help him nut. Gardner was sentenced in the lower court to a month in jail and appealed Feeley eaid be was ordered to the supe rior court later, was fold the case wouM not be rslled that day and never was summoned on it again. "mi cros examination Feeley said so far as be knew the district attorney never heard of the cae. Mr. Ironside came to Barre at once and has ever since been keenly inter ested in civic affairs here. At the last citv election he was a candidate fo- derman in ward one. Fraternally, Mr. ironside was much esteemed in Iro quois tribe. No. It?, and in Clan Gor don. No. 12. O. S. C. He leave bis wife and six children, Alexander, Miss Minnie, Jane, George, James and Ernest, all of whom make their home in this city. Mises Minnie and Jane, together with. (Jeorge, are expected thi evening from Bethlehem. N. H., where they are working during the summer. Mr. Ironside also leaves hi parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Iron side; three sisters, Mary, Margaret and Jane, and one brother, William. Funeral arrangement were not com pleted this noon. In accordance with the wishes of Mr. Ironside, flowers will be omitted. CAMPBELL TO TESTIFY. Man Asleep in the Car Declares He Doesn't Know Who Owns It. The officer are investigating a Ford automobile found beside the tod near Middlesex last evening. It has two Vermont number plates on it, one of the 19,000 and the other of the 18,000 series, and there was a Massachusetts plate in under the seat. There was a man in the car asleep wm?n the offi cers found the car but he disclaimed any knowledge of who owned the cap. It is understood now to be a car stolen in Dover. ' There was also another machine, which came to Montpclier. According to the story of the man in the first machine there were two v .... men and two cars and when they reached the point where the ford vi found, the other two men said that they had to go to Montpelier and would return in half an hour, but they did not come back. The Ford ma chine was brought to Montpelier. Two automobile accidents took place near Montpelier vesterdav. These in clude W. G. Legier of Waterbury and Paul Sweeney of Montpelier, whose cars collided on the road to Northfleld. It was on a straight piece of road near the Murray place. Abotrt $100 damage was done to the two machines. A .Mr. Predix tipped his car off the b.mk between Waterbury and Middlesex last night, brer,Ving some of the parts but the report of the accident had not reached the secretary of state's office this morning.' Other accidents reported included A. Lambif Randolph, that his hearse ran into an ice wagon in Fitchburg, Mass., caused by the car of Gordon Tobey of that town catching the hub cap on the heare and turning the front wheels so that the hearse went against the ice wagon. F-. O. Fisher oi Bethel reported that his car hit a buggy while he was driving along the road the other day. The woman who was in charge of the buggy backed in front of the automobile. Barre Association Took Action Without Waiting for Readjustment In Cost of Stocks or W rcs, As Has Taken P'a in Some Other Graf a -j Cen ters ACTION TN AFTER THOROUGH CONSIDERATION In Addition, the Manufac turers Took Steps To- ward Plans for Develop ing Their Own Electric Power to Avoid Possible Raise in Rates MRS. HELEN M. BATCHELDER Died To-day at Her Home on Liberty Street. home at 45 Liberty street, after sick ness with neuralgia of the heart dur ing the past week. I'ntil this attack Mrs. Batcheldcr had been in compara tively normal health, though the illness of the past week was marked as seri- ou and from the start threatened to be fatal. Helen M. Judd, for such was her name before marriage, was born in West Randolph Oct. 13. 1S43, the daughter of George and Mary Judd. Her earlv life was spent in Vermont but after marrying Hiram T. Batch- elder, who died in 1S!, she went to live in the west. Returning to Vermont she was again married, after the death -of her first husband, to L. Cheney Batchelder of riainfleld in that village. After build ing the Liberty streeet home, where Mrs. Batcheldej- died this morning, they moved to Barre and it was here she resided ever since, tier second nus- band, a retired farmer, died in l!Klti. A deep affection for her associates and a willingness to assist anyone in misfortune, together with, her fine personality, gained a large, num ber of friends in Barre, riainfield an-1 vicinity. Mrs. Batchelder was known as an ardent worker in affairs of the Methodist church in her earlier life and since residing in Bnrre has been firm member of the Hcdding Meth odist church. She was a charter mem ber of the Order of KHstcrn Star in Plainfleld and at its dNbandment be came a member of Kuth chapter, No. 33, in Barre. Her nearest relatives surviving are a nephew, Frank Rice of Burlington, nd two grandchildren, ivernarn vtiie oi Holvoke, Muss., and Harry lra.y o Last. Montpcher. Funeral arrangements were not com plctd this morning though servii-es Will quite prooaniv ne in ine .uwimuiM hurch here Saturday afternoon ana burial in riainfield. Granite manufacturers from ail cor ners of the Barre district gathered at the association hall Wednesday after noon to consider the present state of business in the granite industry. The outcome of their deliberations resulted in the announcement to-day of a 15 pc cent cut in the price of finished Barre' granite, effective at once. Attention was not confined to busi ness conditions alone, for one of the liveliest subjects of discussion cen tered around the menacing power sit uation in the Barre district. Recently the association obtained an order from the Vermont public service commission forbidding the M. & B. L. & P. Co. from charging an annual coal bill of $.30,000 to the granite manufacturers. But the power company has countered with an announced purpose further to increaei the present power rates by 25 per cent. A hearing on the company's petition rw.nth plsimeH Mrs. Helen M. Butch elder this morning at 10 o'clock at her to reopen the hearing will be held be- CRANITE CITY TOOL CO. Has Filed Articles of Association Cap ital $10,000. The Burke-Jones Salisbury Aero Co. f Randolph has filed with the secre tary of state the certificate that the company has paid up (."Lotto of its $.. 000 cap'ital stock. The Corhin.-- Fry A Morin Co., inc., ot mmingron nss mended its articTes of association so hat the. name now is the Corhin, Frye Palmer (on.. Inc. The (Jrsnile City Tool Co. of Barre has filed article in the same office ti sniifactnre tool ued in the granit" fore the commission in Montpelier next Tuesday. Meanwhile, the manufactur ers appear to feel that an endless seriea ot power increases confronts them un less they do something to protect thimiselves. At the meeting yesterday the informal findings of various engi neers as to the feasibility of installing coal- or oil-burning power unit throughout the district were reported. It was evident that present power rates are considerably in excess of the rates which would prevail if the manu facturers were making their own pow'- , er for service and not tor profit. The association voted unanimously to make an immediate survey of the field, with a view to obtaining relief in the quickest possible time. To that end President H. J. M. Jones was empow ered to appoint the following commit- tee to investigate and report; Georg Straiton of Barre. John A. Cro.s i.f Northfleld and T. L". Callahan of Mon 'pclier. ' Action on the matter of price reduc tion had been deferred until the cntmi monumental field was thoroughly cov ered by reports. It developed that the buslnc" depression which Barre is ex periencing is extended to all compet ing granite centers in the country. In St. ( loud. Minn., in Klberton, Ga., an! in -Mount Airy, N. C. among other lo calities, there have been price reduc tions varying from 20 per cent to 30 per cent. The St. Cloud reduction of 24 per cent, it was -stated, wag based on a cut of 1.. on rough stock and a So" minimum, instead of S, for gTanite-i-uttcrs. The decision to recommend a 13 pee cent reduction in Barre was practically unanimous. Although no concessions in the way of rough stock reductions hav been received from Barre quarry own- ers, or from labor, it was felt that a cut in prices of finished work would promote much needed stablility, re store confident in the retail trade and hasten a return to normal conditions. Incidentally, the manufacturer, felt they would thus be demonstrating t'i quarrying and labor interests their willingness to take the first step to ward bringing about a readjustment it the Barre granite industry that is nec essary if it is to meet the competi tion of other rapidly growing centers - "REX" IN COURT AGAIN. This Time Charged With Disturbinz the Peace. Si "hi, Julv 21. Nash A. Rel- moiit, otherwise known as "Rex, the ndustrv. The capital stock is tlOtO Clairvoyant." wa brought into city TALK OF THE TOWN 'pw-isl meeting of the executive Hoard of the Central Labor union will ! heH th evening at " o'clock ia ousrry workers room. tvatrpint limk, Ter ordrr jTidrnt, It Accused by Mrs. Bergdoll with Re ceiving $5,000. Washington. I. ( .. July 1. Bni e R. Campbell, an army nttioer, now sta tioned at Camp Pike. Ark., aeciifed by Mr. Emma C. Bergdoll of demanding and accepting .i.(SSl to aid her slacker Mm. Gmver Cleveland Bergdoll. was l.ere to-day to answer the charges be tore a Hons investigating committee. At a former hearing both Major Campbell and Mrs. Bergdoll testified that be was not paid one dollar in con nection with his ervK-es as Benrdoll'a military counsel ' court martial pro- c-dimr and from tamp 1'ike Tiiesdav the otVievr issued a denial of the charges. Mrs. Bersdoll. it deloped. was urged by her son. now a fugitive in Lermanv, to tell the committee of the alleged payment, which the mother swore waa tor nse a iron e tne higher and the pstcrs are icncd br Cummings. .1. fl. Calcagni and W Nelson of Barre. STRIKEBREAKERS MET BY AN ANGRY MOB When They Arrived at Corinth, N. Y, to Be fin Work for Interna tional Pa pew Co. Saratoga Sprincs. N. V . July 21 A report from Cor. nth at 12:4i o'clock stated that a special train, containing strikebreakers for the miil of the Inter national Paper Co. u that place, had just arrived and was met by the fore of eicploves who are on strike. Win !.. of the coaches were mshed an-I o'her damage was done, said the re port. court ve-'eraav ana cnargea wnn dis turbing the peace by aaulting .Ar thur I'yer. Belmont pleaded not guiity and was released on bail furnislied by his attorney. C. G. Austin. H is stated that Belmont stopped Pyer on Main street and abused him. Tver made com plaint to the state attorney and Bel mont was arreted. Pyer was one of the witncs.es for the state last Mon day in the case agxinst Belmont for seilinjj liquor illegally. SHIP STRUCK ROCKY BANK And Sack in Columbia River Officers and Crew Escaped. Portland. Ore.. Julv 21. The steam er Fffingiam ot the Kuropean Pacific line, en route to the I mTed Kincdnm ith a genera! cargo from Portland, struck the ro. kv bank of the Columbia river at Sie'l. Wash.. 1j miles from Portland, late lt niaM and sank, ac- T.e trikebreaker bad not left the ii pa in the government service, 1 be' train at that time and a free or state ' corning to mora received nre. ,-ommittee got word of this aftr tbe police was reported on the way from The officers and crew escaped, ft it bearing had been virtually concluded, oullt CorsirUi to ptvtoct tbera. stated.