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VOL XXVI. No, 231:
'U.S. SUMMONS HOME FROM T& SETTLE ON POLICIES Although Nothing Has Been Revealed About, the Y ; Reason for th'e Call It Is Presumed That Repara tions and Debt Cancella tion Are Important Sub jects FRANCO-BRITISH' DISPUTE LIKELY TO BE DISCUSSED Proposed Visit of bassador Harvey Am- Was a A cnr'iUtyA TYi HlS Wife S , Illness But Later in formation States She Is Going to Madeira London, Dec 15 (By the Associated Press). George Harvey, the Ameri can ambassador, has been called home for consultation, it was stated at the American embassy this afternoon. The ambassador will sail on the Berengaria, Dec. 23. He w J not be accompanied by Mrs. Harvey, who will leave the preceding day for a visit to Madeira. , , The nature of the consultation, for which the ambassador was summoned, Oyas not known at the embassy, where JJt was said the message calling him o Washington merely said it was for consultation. It is presumed the dis cussions with Secretary of State Hughes will cover the whole range of European affairs, including' the allied debts, reparations and kjndred sub jects Ambassador Harvey himself has been confined to his bed with a cold for two or three days, but his con ' dition is not sufficiently serious to pre vent him from making definite plans for sailing. - Mrsi Harvey, who has been ill re cently, is still indisposed, but it is though she will be able to sail for Madeira Dec. 22,; with the expectation of remaining there while her husband is in America. She will be accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Marcellus Thompson and the latter's daughter. Stanley Baldwin, tiie chancellor of si the exchequer, an dthe "her memliers rof the British mission which is to vis- At w.aliinirton for discussions regard ing the British debt to t.'ie United State wil sail for the United States December 27, only four day after Arol.taiuulnr TTarvev'e sailing o that hi viifc will coincide with ttie pres- . ence in America of the British mission. This announcement loiiows wora from London, received Thursday night, thaj Ambassador Harvey would return to the United States' in the near fu ture for a short visit. The first un tlerstanding was that Colonel Harvey's trip'was largely due to anxiety about th. health of Mrs. Harvey, which has recently been unsatisfactory, it being assumed she would accompany him on his voyage. WASHINGTON NON-COMMITTAL. Although Rumor Has It That German f . Reparations Ii Subject. w.Hhinirton. P. C. Dec. 15 (By the Associated Press). Although state de partment officials confirmed to-day the ondon announcement that Ambassa dor Harvey had been called home "for " thev declined to make anv exolanation as to the specific ques tions Secretary Hughes desired to dis cuss with Inm. In the absence of an official expla nation the impression gained currency that Mr. Harvey had been called to Washington in connection with the situation as to German reparations .n threatening a rupture between Great Britain and Frame. Dr. Otto Wicdfeldt, the German am Y.tsii.tor. conferred at length to-day with Secretary Huehes, but no infor mation was available as to whether their conversation touched on repara tions or took cognizance of the serious k economic situation in Germany reflect , ed bv reports which have been received through official American trade channels. The call of the German envoy, com ing just before the usual ndy cab inet meeting was regarded as a possi ble indication that the president ami h;. fVu-iifcl family mitrlit oWire to have before there at once all avaif U information as precis eondi tions in Germany they relate to the problem of reparations payments. SOLID GOLD flARA Presented to Pope Piuwltt Value I 2,00O00 Lire. Rome. tlce. 13. The nmlr appoint ed Cardinal Toi. ar-hbishop of Milafl yesterday presented to pipe Tins on behalf of the romiW of the Milan archdKWeae a iewels. The oHl rM tiara set with -w, as an artistic masterpiece, ha an eti mated value of 2.0fi.VH) lire. Fire On Steamship Easera Glade Pot Out St. Vincent. Can Verde I!s?vl. 1-. IS. The f, re i!nH the AiTeri. n lejTi!.ip r.-rn .'4e ! Utb Vrn''t nnii r r-nrol. -i :ng to n.e.a.e t? 1.1 ."' ar'-r.t i.-:e THE, BARM WILL HOLD MEETING IF HE'S THE ONLY PERSON Robert Woodruff of Winder, Ga., Starts Campaign Against Ku ' Klux Klan. Wimler, Ga., Dec. 15. With ft dec imation that a mass meeting against alleged prevailing Ku Klux Klan law lessness will be held even if he, alone attends, Robert L. Woodruff, local mer chant, early to-day completed arrange ments for the session called to adopt a resolution declaring Darrow county cit izens, favor preservation of law and or der. A similar resolution failed at a recent mass mating. , Citizens from all sections of .the south were here presumably toattend the meeting, while throughout Georgia interest has been aroused ' over the strained relations between Mr. Wood ruff and the local Ku Klux Klan chap ter. , Adjutant General Hope of the Georgia National Guard arrived her to-day, having been sent by Governor Thomas W. Hardwick to tn trv to prevent trou ble between Mr. Woodruff and the Klan, - . ' The situation was regarded as tense, but local authorities said they would be able to cope with any emergency. An eleventh hour warning was received by Mr. Woodruff not to attend the meeting. . i Mr. Woodruff refused Governor liard- wick's offer to furnish him adequate military protection. He said if mem bers of the Klan planned an attack on him "I believe it will not be openly but from ambush and for that reason 1 do not believe a sheriff's posse or a mili tary guard around my house would be of any avail." "What we need in tarrow county is to create a sentiment against Ku Klux Klan lawlessness," Mr. Woodruff told Governor Hardwick at a conference yesterday in Atlanta. That is why we intend to keep on having a citizens' mass meetings until we can get a resolution passed. Mr. Woodruff had a letter from Gov ernor Hardwick he intended to read at to-day's meeting. TWO MURDER VICTIMS IN BURNING HOUSE New York Police Seek Husband of Slain Woman and Father of Murdered Son. New York, Dec. 15. Mrs. Anna Cft- tohla and her nine-year-old son, Fred, were stabbed to death and their home at Coney island set on fire early to day. Firemen discovered the bodies in the house. The poliee sent out a general alarm for Adam Catolda, the woman's bus- band, COSGROVE DECLINE . To Appoint Committee to Meet Irish Senate Peace Committee. - Dublin, Dee. 13 (By the Associated Press). President Qosgrove of the Dail Eireann, replying last night "to the peace resolutions of the Cork Har bor commissioners, in which the Dail was urged to appoint a committee to meet the senate peace committee, said: "If peace is to be established at the cost of allowing people to commandeer goods, arrest citizens and break sol emn agreements made with another nation, the sooner I am informed that I do- not represent public opinion the better. I am not prepared to recom mend that the Dail go further than it already has gone." APPEALS TO WASHINGTON. Wolfe Lindcnfeld Brought from Po land in Wall Street Bomb Case. New York, Dec. 15. Wolfe Lindcn feld, who was arrested in Poland after he had claimed to know who was re sponsible for the Wall street explosion and who was denied the right to enter this country as an immigrant, has ap pealed his case to Washinsrton. Lin dcnfeld was brought to F.llis Island after a department of justice agent had gone to Poland to question im. The action of the special migra tion board has no bearing, it was stated, on charges that may be brought against Lindcnfeld by the de partment of justice. Greek Won Most On the Turf. Paris, Dec. 15. X. E. Ambatielos Greek shipowner, eads the French turf in the amount won by his horses for the season of 1922, his total being 1,41S,000 francs. A. K. Macomher, the largest Ameri can winner, is thirteenth on the list with 359,342- MONTPEL1ER Montpelier aeirtinary defeated Peo ples academy in basketball in the Ar mory last nicbt by a sre of 28 to 20, ti h Oraham of the Montpelier high at- hool referred. Japh Monroe, a lumberjack, rat- r,',( iii Vivilon. was sntered to thirty dars in Wahinpton eminty jai by judt-e F. L- Laird in Montpelier city court this morning for intoxica tion to hi-h he pleaded guilty. He ! he t"j;tit nts liquor in n.rre . l ... . ... - n J came to Montprlwr jn the trolley, los insr a red plaul smri cirrine iiw rvr ninjr. He as arrested by Officer Frank n!Hwia at the rer ol Barre and MaTn streets. A irarrisire Ik-ense has been iued to Join Fr-4 Feaiinc of, 216 Main j ureet and Hfl'i M Knight l Kent of 214 Maw sirret. I H. L. T.. Smith has returned from ajfj ten rfv' ut in New Yt-rV and JVton l-n lu;i!ess. HARVEY , LONDON ,.. ' I LEADER SLAIN .:...)- Bob Ballard Sough For Slaying of Two Federal Officers' n A TTT TP TM TfTTXT BAJ.1LE iJN K&JN- I TUCKY MOUNTAINS ' One Prohibition Agent Killed and Charles Bal , lard Also Wounded Lexington, Ky., Dec. 15. Prohibi tion Director Sara Collins has received word to-dav that Bob Ballard, leader of the Menifee county moonshine gang,! sought for the slaying of two federal , , L , , , . officers last , week, was killed in an early morning battle with twenty pro-, Dilution airenta to-dav. Deputy Cole, prohibition agent, was slain in the clash, the report said.' Charles Ballard, also sought, was wounded. , RAIN OR SNOW' OVER COUNTRY EX CEPT FLORIDA Particularly Heavy Snowfall Is Re ported in Lower Lake Region. Chicago, Dec. 15. Heavy precipita tion, either snow or rain, in portions of every state except Florida, with a particularly heavy snowfall in the low er lake region marked the progress of winter over the United States. While temperatures were higher in the eastern and southern states, it re mained unusually cold in the north west region and was colder from the upper Mississippi valley southwest ward to Colorado and the Texas Pan Handle. Temperatures of as low as minus ten were predicted for Nebras ka, Iowa and South Dakota. . RYE WHISKEY IN NURSING BOTTLES Alleged to Have Been Served at New ' England Road Builders' Ban quet in Boston. Boston, Dec. 15. Investigation by a federal grand jury of the report, pub lished to-day, that rye whiskey was served in nursing bottles at the annual dinner of the New England Road Build ers' association in the Hotel Somerset last night will be asked by Prohibition Director Elmer C. Potter. The director said he was without power to summon witnesses, but announced that he would make formal request on United States Attorney Robert O. Harris that the grand jury take up the matters so that the witnesses might be required to testify under oath. The report of the banquet, which will be the basis of the oHicial inquiry, said that nearly 1,MK) guests found beside their places at the tables bundles in which were wrapped bottles that re sembled nursing containers, each with rubber nipple, and fysted so that the contents appeared to be milk. THREE "MOVIES" ROBBED. About $300 Taken from Each Place at Lawrence, Mass. Lawrence, Mass., Dec. 13. Safes in three local n.ovine picture houses were broken open during the night and MOONSH about $300 was taken from each, ac- ( sworn, Mr. Keller said his atate cording to the police. Tfie houses in'ment had to do with the "conduct of question adjoin one another on I! road- wav and in each case enrance was made through skylights over the stage. F. S. STREETER LEFT ' $',0,000 TO DARTMOUTH Also Bequeathed $10,000 to President Hopkins of Dart mouth. Concord, N. n., Dec. 15. Dartmouth college get ."0,0l'0 by the will of (n eral Frank Shervin Streeter probated in this city to-day. President Krnest M. Hopkins of Dartmouth is be queathed flO.OeO, $l00 goes to the Concord District Nursing association and $1,000 to the Concord Charity Or ganization society. The remainder of the estate-; total value not disclosed, except for a few small bequet, goes to his, widow, children and other rela tives. BOSTON MAI AT 'HEAD. Dr. John Smith Lows President f TJaiversalist Supts. Cacnr.L Ut-a. N. Dee. IX ir. .M Smith Lowe of Buetori has Itf-en le elcrted president f the uirint noenti' council of the Universalis church. iw ts Eeqnire Women ts Serve Juries. Vktoria. B. Dec. IS. . I nririjf women to scre or j-ir ; 3n I'.nli h (i!.iml.ia h hres tjiej the fwwciil legislature. BARRE, VERMONT. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, KELLER DEFIES COMMITTEE Refused to Attend Hearing He Himself Had , Instigated FOR IMPEACHMENT OF DAUGHERTY House Judiciary Committee Gives Him Until if v To-morrow' Washington, D. C, Dec. 15. Repre sentative Keller of Minnesota failed to appear before the House judiciary committee in response to tne summons Rprved on h.m kte yestmlay after he lmd refused to participate further in the ' presentation of his impeachment charges against Attorney General Daugherty., James H. Vahey, an attorney of Boston, handed to Chairman Volstead a letter from Attorney Jackson II. Ralston, announcing that Mr. Ralston had been retained as counsel by Mr. Keller and asking a postponement qf further proceedings until to-morrow. gave no excuse for non-appearance and j Chairman Volstead saiu tne directed the sergeant-at-arms ;Mr Keller's name three times. This but withm(t mvmM ftnd tltere fou0WCd a discussion as to what ' chnuld be done. Representative Graham, rennsyiva nia, ranking Republican of the com mittee, asked that it report to the House with recommendation for ac tion against Mr, Keller for contempt. Other members, however, suggested that the postponement asked for be granted and Mr. Graham said he would not press his motion. Attorney Vahey, replying to com mitteemen said he could not say whether Mr. Keller would appear to morrow; that this would depend upon the advice given aim by counsel. ' Finally the committee voted to grant Mr. Keller's request for a de lay until 10:30 a. m. to-morrow. Representative Keller refused late yesterday to participate further in the hearings. Characterizing the hearing as a "comic opera performance," he declared he would be untrue to his re sponsibility as a member of the House if he assisted further in "a bare-faced attempt to whitewash ' Harry M. Daugherty." ' Immediately after he announced his withdrawal, the committee in open session and without leaving its place voted to go on with the hearinjr; to subpoena Mr. Keller as a witness, put him under oath and question him a to the basis for his charges of high crimes and misdemeanors against the attorney general. Later he was sum moned "formally by the House ser-geant-at-arms to appear before the committee at 10:30 a. m. to-day. This turn in the proceedings came with dramatic suddcnnea and was at tended by a tumult and uproar seldom witnessed in a congressional commit tee room. After absenting himself much of the day Mr. Keller appeared with a typewritten statement in his hand and announced that he desired to read it to the committee. He was refused the opportunity but later made public the utatement, which dealt in detail with his reasons for refusing to go on and embodied a demand that the committee favorably report his resolution to the House so that he might present his evidence "to an unbiased committee in the proper wav." "I reiterate bow," tlir statement said, "that I am in possession of the evidence ample to prove narry M. Daugherty guilty of all the high crimes and misdemeanor with which I have charged him.' Mr. Keller came into the committee room after a brief suspension of the hearing; requested by Jackson R. Ral ston, counsel for Mr. Keller, so that he might confer with the Minnesota representative. When Mr. Keller asked to be heard, Paul nowland. counsel for Mr. Daugherty. demanded that the committee proceed with the hearing in the regular order agreed upon unless Mr. Keller desired to give testimony, in which event he should i be sworn. Announcing that he did not have to thi hcarinar. ami he demanded tne right to read it. "Is it vour object to lecture the committee I" inquired Representative GooJhkoonts, of Wet Virginia. "I may." was the response. There' followed a general hubbub, into which Chairman Volstead broke with a direction to Mr. Keller to "sit down." "I refuse to sit down," shouted the Minnesota, member. "I want to read this letter and I submit it to you now," he went on. as he strode rapidly to Mr. Volatead'a desk, noon which he laid the letter." "Look here." shouted the chairman, "you haven't any right to control tlii nmreetinirs: the Committee controls r - - --- r- . it." A Mr. Keller in-lfted nnon being heant he airsin ordered by Mr. VoUtead to takt his seat. "Do von refuse to hear me?" shout ed Mr. Kell'r. "Well, we wilt hae you swr,' the chairman returned. "It is improper fnr yon to ssy that von can't bnltv-rar tM committee.' 'rejoined Mr. Keller. "I will ear to you now that if I cannot be heard on this statement I refuse t p Tweed any more in this fceanns. or do 1 evpect fo nresent any more ewJence. I am tbror.lh with yea nnle I ran present tbia abatement. "That is jit etacUv wbat we nertet from von Iron lite art." de- l flared Mr. Vo!.te4 Mr. tlsrk. ri" ) a tut noni foe Mr. KelJer inH M !tve rrM t arw er it V a'lle i mti?t:rf '.: enn-.t'ee n y t-virj to an it ti it ! - DAILY"' NINE POUNDS OF ROCK IN 23 POUNDS OF "COAL" Somerville, Mass., Dec. 15. An investigation of charges that sacks of coal sold hero had been found to contain nine pounds of crushed rock in the 25 pounds of supposed coal 1ms- been offi cially requested of Mayor John M. Webster. Waldo I). Phelps, vice-president of the board of aldermen, who presented the ol der which the board adopted, said that the . 25-pound bags, retailed for 33 cents, were being sold at a rate of $41 a ton under these conditions. that in vierof the contents of the letter submitted by Mr. Keller, "there is nothing for me to do but withdraw my appearance from the committee, which I do, thanking you for your personal courtesy to me." Representative Yates, Republican, UXWis, declared that Keller's course was "a grandstand play, so eUgcd and intended." . V . PAY-AS-YOU-GO FOR GRAVEL ROADS - Policy Approved By Vermont State Grange "Sharp Economy" in State Expenditure Recommended, r Burlington, Dee. 15. Resolutions adopted by they Vermont Stati grange, to the closing session of its 51st an nual meeting in the city hall yesterday morning, put the grange on record for "sharp economy" in governmental af fairs; for the broadening of the tax base including the adoption of a state income tax and prevention ef further exemption of private property from taxation, a state board of review to equalize appraisals made 1 town offi cials; for a law providing for adequate ly and justly taxing production ana salo of electrical energy; for the "pay- as-you-go" policy in road Dunning ana for gravel roads as opposed lo nara sur-1 faced hichwavsi opposing all public, sports on Sunday; favoring the barring from the highways pi all trueKs carry ing more than three tons; favoring more competent and more mature teachers in the rural schools; restat ing the stand of the national grange in favor of more atringeut enforcement of the prohibition laws. The closing session was taken up with the discussion and adoption of these resolutions and with the installa tion of officers. The work was complet ed yesterday morning and the annual meeting adjourned about noon. A meeting of the state executive com; mittee was held is the afternoon at the Hotel Vermont when business of routine nature was taken tip. An invitation was extended fpr the Vermont State grange to hold its next annual meeting in Montpelier. This matter was left in the hands of the executive committee and will be decid ed at a later date. A resolution favoring a gasoline tax. such, as recommended by the national grange, to place the burden of mainte nance of the public highways upon those who use the roads the most, was introduced at the meeting yesterday morning, but failed of adoption. The meeting also rejected the part of the educational resolution - referring to school supervision. Besides re-electing Orlando L. Mar tin of l'lainfleld as worthy master, the Vermont state grange this week elected It L. Oilman of Randolph, gatekeeper, to succeed O. I. Adams of i-Air Haven and Mrs, 11. W. hhaw of Newpor. ' Flora, to succeed Mrs. E. W. Paren of Sail bury. 1 he ontocr re-elected are: Uverseer, O. C Flint, Randolph; lecturer, A. W. Lawrence, Springfield; steward, K. M. Farr, Chester; assistant steward, H. A. Stoddard, Bellows Falls; chaplain, Rev. A. W. Hewitt, PlainfiVld; secre tary, A. A. Priest, Randoljih; Ceres, Mrs. O. L. Martin, Plainficld; Pomona, Miss Jennie lie lie, F.sst Hardwick; lady assistant steward, Mrs. II. A. Stoddard Bellows Falls. W. N. Cndy of Middlebury and M. B. Fish f Rutland, he terms expire this vear, were re-elected to the executive committee. 'Insurance Discussed. The greater part of the work of the second day of the annual meeting was of a routine nature. The matter of In surance was considered as a special or der, Abram W. Foote of Cornwall, secretary and Willis X. Cady, president of the Patrons to-operative Life In siiranee company, reported progress of the company since its organization In 191j, pointing out that the company was not orgauiited for the purpose of opiosing any other concern, but sim ply for t.ie purpose of a king care of interests of members of the grange. It was shown that the company has had a steady growth, beginning on September I, 1913. with $213,117 of in surance and reaching a total on Sep tember I, 1022. of 2,2SS,033.80. Reports of the home economics de partment and the educationxl fund of the grange were submitted and showed both to be serving a worthy purpose. The state grange educational aid fund was created to aid the young people to secure a higher educatnin and is loaned to worthy young men and wom en who are members of the grange in Vermont. During the Wednesday afternoon session. tbamplain Valley grsnce exemplified the third and fourth de grees. In the eening the state grange worked the sixth decree cm clas f about ISO candidates. Tiie unwritten work was exemplified. 1250 REWARD OFFERED. For Reaptor ef Mrs. Clara Philbps, "Hammer Murieress," ljnm Ani-rles. Dec. IS. A rews'd cf for the recapture ef Mr. t iara Phillips, "hammer irnrdereas" whi raped from the Imt Angles eminty j,l Iieoemhcr 5. baa Keen offered fey Sheriff William I. Tree fee. JtEW HAMPSHIRE MAT. Elected te Exemtivt Committee ef American Farm Bureaa. tliicac". lec- I V Oorre H. Put - nan tit New I'sirp-h'.re elected to f rtertitiie coirTi-? tee .f 1 -e AffwTJ- Vr- F'.-ni (tl"iKs at tii i nam! V' ;? 't'. IMES 1922. IS WARNED TO . LEAVE COUNTRY t Daniel J. McGrath,' For-, merly Dail f ireann Con sul to United States ' i GOT MYSTERIOUS . 1 LETTER AT NEW YORK It Told Him to Leave Be fore the Morning of Dec. 26 , New York, Dec. 15 (By the Associat ed Press). Daniel J, McGrath, former ly Dail Eireann consul to the United States, today was warned to leave this country before the morning of Dec. 2fi by a mysterious letter writer who signed himself, "Authority, Irish Re publican Army." Mr, Mctirath refused td-comirient on the warning, but admitted tliatTthe let ter held him responsible for the execu tions last Friday of Ilory O'Connor and three other Irish republjeatt' army offi cers. He refused to give out a copy of the letter, and would not state wheth er it contained a threat of death if he did not comply with its demand. The letter was addressed to "Honour able James McGrath, Irish Consul.' It was typewritten on a plain sheet of foolscap, and was rather long. The postmark on the envelope showed it had been mailed at Grand Central station at 6 p. Dec. 14. There were no marks on it to identify the writer. "I am not James McGrath," Mr. Mc Grath said, "and I am not now the consul. I resigned the office the day Rory O'Connor and the other Irish re publican oflioers were executed. I re signed by cable, tne resignation to lane effect immediately on its receipt." Mr. Mctirath would not say to whom he sent his resignation or why he gave up the office just after the announce ment of the executions. Mr. McGrath succeeded Joseph Con nolly as consul on Nov, 26, 1022 Up to that time he had been vice-consul. Mr. Connolly resigned as a protest against' 4.he government measures in Ireland at that time and Mr. McGrath, who was in the charge of .the Irish American chamber of trade, was ap pointed without going to Ireland. The change in officials followed the execu tion of Krakine Guilders. NEW YORK THEATRES OPEN NEW YEAR'S EVE Sunday Ban Lifted on Promise That Proceeds Would Go to Actors' Fund of America. New York, Dec 15. Despite the fact that New Year's eve, once the gayest night in the Broadway year, falls this time on Sundar, there will be per formances on that one Sunday night for the first time mhe memory ot the oldest inhabitant 11 of the 46 legiti mate attractions now playing. The Sunday ban was lifted for the occasion on the promise of Daniel Froh- man that the box ofliee profits would go to the actors' fund of America, 'of which he Is president. Anticipating capacity houses at all the plays, it was estimated the profits for the night would total $25,000 most of which, Mr. Frohman said, would be diverted to the house for aged actors on Staten island. ' TRANSFERED TO N0RTHFIELD. Headquarters Co. of the 172nd In fantry. In accordance will general order No. 23, from the office of SLI jutnt-(eneral jicroert 1. jonnson a.1. jiompeurr, uie Jieadnuarters, company of the second battalion of the 172nd infantry has been transferred from Buiiingon to Northfield. F.lfective to-day the enlisted person nel of the headquarers company are transferred by he. ordr, to Company K, 122nd Infantry, the Burlington rifle company commanded by Capt. Douglas t lark. . The equipment of the company is packed and will be shipped bv freight to Major M. A. Campbell of NorU-.ficid, who was eWted commander of the second battalion at a meeting of the of fleers at Monpelier last week. Firs Lieut. Joseph H. Founts n, com mantling officer of the headquarters com r 'i and adjuant of the second 1 battalion, has also transferred to the unasxined swtion of the regiment. Lieut. Fountain organized the com pany in the summer of- 1021 and it participated in the maneuvers at Camp Devrns in the early autumn of that vear as well as at the annual encamp ment of the regiment, held at Fort Fijian Hen las summer. The company was compoMsl of 39 enlisted men. near ly all of whom were specialist, ac cording to the requirements of such a company. FINED FOR "PTJNCHBOARD." Rutland Man Had Disregarded One Warning. Rutland, Dec. 15. The firt pros edition in connection with the rami paign to put a. stop to the uw of "punch boards" and other gambling implements in this city came yester day when James Oalvi, proprietor of a fruit store on Merchant Row was penalized $17 t alvi was arrested setrral dav k' after nieml rs of M r'lioe department had tice vis ted his store, merely warning h;m the Bret time when they found a board in opera ion. On the eecont tliief of Polios F H. l-awaon himwlf was one of the inspectors and he entered a complaint r;nt Cahi for whaj he con,ired a fUrrarst nolaHnn of the law. talvi rlVd not ruiitv when arrested but i veter lay he voluntarily went into wirt and WW gwil'y. t'rg fined S!(l an4 r-x. lu- j.'Jnf-!.Bir cam I tm tre4 Uc-ije c.f .rt U at 1' FINE POULTRY EXHIBIT. Concluded at Montpelier To-day, with Final Awards. With a good list of exhibitors and many high scoring birds on exhibition, the seventh annual exhibition of the Capital Poultry association, which , rjo.-ed in tae Alompeiier oij dav, has been a decided success, in the opinion of Ray C. Brown of Hampton, N. Y., one of the judges, and of many of the,, members. Mr. Brown, who is, judging at a Montpelier show for the I first time, states that many of the ; birds shown are good enough to com net in much lareer shows. He has been 'a judge at many of the leading shows and is the regular judge at the Rutland show. The White Wyandottes, Rhode Is land Reds and "Anconas shown are much larger in" number and better in general quality than in the average show, Mr. Brown states. The balance of the show is well put together, with various varieties in both the exhibi tion and utility qualities. The placing of all regular awards was completed at 8 o'clock Thursday eveninc. with many of the special prizes not yet awarded. The award for the best female in the show went to Joseph Gillett of Montpelier for a Rhode Island Red specimen. 'The best btility display in the show in tne nlnud woR iwlrroH 0 he ttlH.t of Rhode Island Reds shown by Ewing A. Bissette of Montpelier. The best display for utility, all classes compet ing, went to fi. . aielgs lor nis snow ing of White Leghorns. Last night, following the placing of awards, the exhibitors listened to two interesting addresses. Prof. H. A.- D. Lcggett of the University of Vermont spoke on utility and care of poultry. Mr. Brown spoke on proper housing, selection and feeding methods. Fol lowing the talks, the exhibitors asked many questions of practical import in the care of birds, such as treatment for roup, lice and colds, and in every case received eatisiaotory answers. This feature af the show alone would seem to make it worth while for poul try owners to attend the exhibit. An other special feature this year was a system of placing awarna lnixoaucHu by Mr. Brown, which shows the qual ities and faults of the birds. The sys tem is operated by carta placed on the pens. " - r'-.' The display of feed booths,' state demonstrations and poultry supplies was interesting and educational. To-day Mr. Brown selected a num ber of hens, which were afterwards placed in different parts of the hall and locked tip. Mr. Brown predicted which of these hens would lay to day and which would not, selecting poor layers. He has made thia test at many shows and has never failed to predict " the time of laying correctly for 12 to 36 hours ahead. "The best show in years," was the opinion of many members. Beside the capable judging of Mr. Brown and his colleagues, much credit for the suc cess of the show is due to Edward O. Gould, secretary, and the other direc tors, Messrs. Pell, Ewing, Wood, Gil bert, Tarbox, Gilman, Brock and Hicks. II. E. Slack acted as superintendent of the hall, assisted by Fred Felt. With the new syftem of showing qualities and the other new and inter esting features of the show, an even larger attendance and exhibition is ex pected for next year, and the officers of the association are working toward that end. The present thow was the best in every way since Barre . also showed many birds in Montpelier, ac cording to the opinion of many. The sale of hot coffee and egg sand wiches by Miss Margaret Riser and Mis Pauline LeBree of Plainfield was a satisfactory and practical feature of the show. . The officers of the association are: President. G. II. Wood; treasurer, G. H. Hicks; secretary, E. O. Gould; vice presidents, G. W." Luce, J. E. Stod dard. Dr H. Reid, M. D. Dimiek and C. H. Wilson. Harold E. Black of South Royalton won a leg on the president's special prize of $25 in gold for the best male bird in the show with a White Wyan dotte cockerel. Nine birds competed, as follows: Single comb Rhode Island Red, single comb Ancona, single comb White ICghorn, single comb Leghorn, White Wvandotte, Columbian Wyan dotte, Barred Rock, single comb Rhode Island Red cockerel and White uyan dotte cockerel. One of the judges stated that the judging on the male birds was dif ficult proposition, voting being neces sary. AGRICULTURAL PROD UCTS SALE BILL Was Ordered Favorably Reported ' Establishes $100,000,000 Cor poration. Washington, D. C, Dec. 15. The bill of Senator Norris, Republican, Nebras ka, to establish f HK),(KK),000 govern ment corporation to finance sale of agricultural products, was ordered re ported favorably to-day by the Senate agricultural committee. MRS. ELLA HOLMES' FUNERAL. Was Held from Home of Her Daugh ter, MrV C. H. RoweU. Funeral services for the late Mrs. Ella C Holmes, ho passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Rowell, of Grant avenue Tuesday night, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house. Rev. B. G. Lip sky of the lledding Methodist church officiating- The pllvbearem were: Brvdon T. Chase. Frank Little. Salrm ISartlett and Ben SartelL Interment was in Hpe cemetery. . Amonjr those from aay who came to attend the seoice were Frank Lit tle of Wnndaville. N. 11, and Mr. Blouom Kichr.l'n of reabm. Beautiful floral tributes from friend included: Calla Llies Trom chillren and brother, rosea from grandchildren. roes, Mr. and Mr. C. W. Averil!, Mr. and Mrs. X. S. Le. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Aieri'.l; carnation. Mr. and Mrs. II. A. Roweil and son. Mi. and Mrs. Fred Ordway, t harVtinesu fam ilv, Mr. an 1 Mrs. William Mahoner ai4 family. Mr. and Mr. Ben Sar- 1 . .,1 Vr aa.t !r I'rmTlk ! lll If ,w,,it... ..... " - " C!vin and Mr. and Mr. Jts Sum ! mer. Mr. Arnet !Vr. Mr F.n and J.-in. i.'r. anl Mr. A. W. Kt- man t PRICE, TWO CENTS. CAMP ST. HOUSE ENDANGERED Hot Ashes in Barrel Start ed Blaze at Mrs. Barbara Wishart ELL AND BARN WERE DAMAGED But Firemen K-.f Flame .Away From , House Itse'l Hot ashes placed . wooden barrel in the reur of the ne of Mrs. Bar bara Wiahart of J? amp street were the cause of a flreilr ch this afternoon destroyed one er f the ell part of the house and did some damage to the rear wall and roof of a barn w hich ad joins the ell. Neighbors in the vicinity or the Wishart home had noticed smoke com ing from the rear of the house but thought it was only a bonfire. Luther Jennings, a youngster who lives in the neighborhood, became suspicious ot tne smoke and informed Mrs. Wishart, who was alone in the house,-of the fact. Finding a great deal of smoke in thu ell she sent him to box 35 on the corner of Washington and Patterson streets, from .which point the general alarm was turned in, just after noon. The lai ranee , truck with members of the department in charge of Chief John Hency, went to Ihe scene and, with the assistance of the call men and two lines of hose, the fire Was under control inside of twenty minutes. After burning the barrel, the names worked onto the claphoards of both the ell and barn. In the former place the blaze communicated wito a large woodpile and firemen were forced to tear off the back end of the woodshed in order to get at the seat of the trou-' ble. After running up the side of the barn, the fire entered the building through the eaves and had started mer rily among the shingles before a hose stream could be brought te bear on it. Both of the buildings scorched are joined with the house. The ashes bar rel had been placed in the corner of the ell and barn at the rear of the house, and after going over the condi tions after the fire Chief Heney was eonvinoed that hot ashes in the -barrel had started the blaze. STATE BUDGET BEING DRAWN UP Committee In Session at Montpelier Last Night for Many Hours. The state budget committee was in session at Montpelier yesterday after noon and last night unil nearly mid night, wrestling with tthe estimate of department expense for the coming two years, which it must weld into a single budget that will meet the ad vancing state expense situation in a salutary manner. Among the sched ules considered were those of the agricultural department, including the appropriation for bovine tuberculosis eradication, the department of educa tion and tie free public library com mission.' The work is practically com pleted. ' SELECTED FOR :rRATS.M Norwich Secret Societies End Their Rushing Season. Northficld. Dec. 15. As the result of the fraternity rushing reason which closed at Norwich university yester day Phi Kappa Delta gained 10 new members from the freshman class. Tbeta Chi gained seven, Delta Sigma Tan six, Sigma Phi Kpsilon five, and, Alpha Sigma Pi three. The new memlters follow: Phi Kappa Delta: Robert B. Wil son of Red Bank, N. J., Royal K. Brad ley of Burlington, Paul S. Lunt of Newburvport, Mass., William M. Ho gan and James A. Martin, both of Portland, Me., Grover M. GalTncy fo Lexington, Mass., Robert G. Hober of Boston, George A. Holton of North field, Warren U. Field of Shrewsbury, Mass.. and George S. Cole of Arling ton, Mass. ' Theta Chi: Alton W. Barstow of Wollaston, Ma., Donald T. Steele of Springfield, Mi Allen F. Bice of Brattleboro, William T. Todd of Dor chester, Ma., Malcolm S. Burbank and Leslie C, Tuxbury, both of Ames bury, Mas., and Donald K. Jordan of Worcester. Mass. Delta Sigma Tau: Robert W . la tle of Melrose, Mass., tieorge C'orsigli and Paul Musan. both of Greeiihid, Mass, Donald ,S. Pope of Dorrhetr, Mass., Sumner W. Fierce of Heading, Mass., and Lester P. Faneuf of Leba non, N. II. Sigma Phi Kpsilon: tharles F. Nitkcrson of Nefliam, Mass., Robert K. Logan of Marlboro, Mass., William .1. Graham of Manchester,, William K. Peck of Mratford, Conn., and Homer Rigirs of New York City. li.ha Sicma Pi: Carrol Gerrih of Uerlin, N. H.. Leslie W. Smith of Sprinrficld, and Theodore M. Ball of Northficld. BETHEL llsrrv K. TeVbry ba moed bis familv'from the north part of the town t. the Chspmsn h-.n-e on Pleas ant street. A K.n hnrn je-l.rlsy at tie nsttiiiim jf Mr. and M" Mjrn A. Haver. Chide Mrri H came home jeter 4ay (mm the Hunticr" h! in Iton fr his Christros fc'...!av. tharles lliit-hin i working in Bra! -tle?ro. Mi Ethel P. yea of IUkerr H is ti-it.ng her ?-tr, Mr. t-eraM Msll, er. Vejiia W. Lyman i home f- s work in lr?n fr the h-i!. TV tnwn -a. .!'.!! team met d' fat at Wfi-fc-k M'HmJir e r. St a c-re -f ? 21. Priey )!i;th( j tr:' i t.aia.