The Barre Daily Times from Barre, Vermont on November 18, 1927 · 1
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VOL XXXI— No 210 TUE BARRE riM BARRE VERMONT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18 1027 PRICE TWO CENTS SPIERO HELD FOR BAD CHECKS THREAT OF NEW FLOOD FAILS TO MATERIALIZE Accused Man Tells of Trip BUT ROADS SUFFERED Thrihd lront Middlesex Notch Road Again Closed And Will Remain Closed Until It Freezes Or Dries Out According To Commissioner Pierce HARDWICK DETOUR PASSABLE BUT IN POOR SHAPE Mail Service Crippled Because Airplanes Could Not Fly Yesterday Afternoon Or This Morning — Rivers Stay In Their Channels gloomy day dawned on the rehabilitation workers of the Winooski valley this morning hut from an official of the local weather bureau came a report that the barometer was rapidly rising and that the sun would probably peep through the clouds before the close of the day All day Thursday it rained here and last night It appeared that another Hood was threatening as showers approaching a cloudburst descended on the flood-stricken area of northern Vermont All' the rivers rose ft bit and city streets in some cases were partially covered with water Country roads were reported in poor condition this morning further curtailing shipments of focal and other necessary supplies to places along the Hood district cut off from railway transportation The threat of a new flood in Vermont two weeks after the recent catastrophe had failed to materialise at noon to-day and at that hour seemed likely to pass without realisation The steady downpour of rain which started yesterday and which caused the U S weather bureau to issue a storm warning to the districts still struggling out of the burden of the previous disaster raised the rivers and brooks considerably halted or handicapped reconstruction work and made some of the re opened highways impassable once more In the Winooski valley where the greatest damage and loss of life was sustained two weeks ago there was much apprehension from yesterday afternoon to this morning but there lias been no real danger at any time In Montpelier where the Winooski and the North branch converge the water in the two streams stood two feet higher than yesterday The gradual rise of the water through the night was kept track of by the Mom -peJier police and firemen and everything was in readiness to handle another emergency situation which fortunately did not arise for tlte heavy part of the rain ceased at 1 a m Some Montpelier Householders Moved Goods Again Some householders in the Hooded area of Montpelier moved their belongings upstairs or prepared to do so but the water remained within the river channel except in one place “the Meadow’’ district of Elm street where tlie North branch overflowed to a small extent In the downtown district of Montpelier nothing was moved from the cellars for the simple reason that there was nothing in the cellars except furnaces and mud The threat of another flood resulted in many telephone calls being sent to Vermont from newspaper offices in Massachusetts cities Middlesex Notch Road Closed The storm gave a temporary setback to transportation Advices at the offices of the motor vehicle department in Montpelier this morning to all who wish to go to Burlington is "Don’t go” Tile road through the Middlesex notch lias been closed and will remain closed until it freezes or dries out The long detour through Hardwick is passable hut in had shape The Hardwick road had to he closed part of yesterday The roads to St Johnsbury and White River Junction were made muddy hv the storm hut are in fairly good shape The road between Xortll-fleld and Montpelier again was in bad bliftie Transportation Commissioner Charles T Pierce Imd to put the light load restrictions in force again on the road from Lyndonville to West Burke allowing only loads of 8000 pounds including the vehicle Air Mail Planes Had to Stop Transportation of mail was hindered to a slight extent hv the storm Adjutant General II T Johnson stated this morning The second-class mail is lining carried by the trucks of (lie service companies of Vermont and New Hampshire National Guard which are being driven through in spite of had roads The aviators carrying the first-class mail had to give Up their afternoon trips yesterday bemuse the wind was blowing a gale at the elevation at which they hud to fly Tlie scheduled trips this morniitg were also abandoned A letter received by Adjutant General Johnson front J M Ashley chief clerk of the railway mail service says in regard to the air mail service: “1 consider this service of great value and see no reason why it should not continue to ho justified for such times as through transportation is interrupted The officer and detail at the Baric field have all details well In hand ami 1 see no reason why (Ids service will not continue to function" attorney General John G Sargent who is ill Burlington telephoned the adjutant general’s office early t his morning to see if ihcre was anything lie could do to' help out tlie general situation He was informed that everything was in good sliiis at Montpelier except for the temporary Inconveniences tinted above that the present storm is causing PROMISE OF CLEAR WEATHER Serves to Cheer the Workers in the Flood Region SERIOUS W ASHOUT AT WESTMINSTER Boston and Maine Track Damaged in Great Downpour Springfield Mass Nov 18 (APi — Boston and Maine railroad officials here to-day reported a severe washout of both its tracks at Westminster Vt South of Bellows Kails due to the torrential downpour of last night and early to-day It was reported that a mile end a half of track had gone out forcing the detouring of trains via East Xorthflehl and Keene X II It was expected that the line would he interrupted about 24 lrours The stretch affected was washed out by the recent floods DAM WATCHED ALL NIGHT As It Was Feared Cranberry Lake N Y Structure Would Collapse Albany X Y Nov 18 (AP) — With the cessation of tlie heavy rain that had drenched New York for more than 3fl hours the flood menace appeared to he passing to-day Reports from Benson Mines in St Lawrence county and Philadelphia in Jefferson county were that tlie streams had reached their high water peak and were beginning to subside At Benson Mines some fear had been felt for the security of the Cranberry lake reservoir dam 12 miles distant hut guards were on duty at the dam throughout the night and it was said to-day that there was no furlrer apprehension The Indian river which went over its hanks at Philadelphia and flooded some of the streets rose au inch an hour through most of tlie- night but when the rain stopped falling this morning the rise of the river was checked Rowboats were the principal means of conveyance in some sections of the village The Salmon river at Malone was high hut the only damage caused by water in the village was the flooding of many cellars This was caused by the surface water of the rainfall and not hy the overflow of any stream Streets in Evasn Mills alamt ten miles northeast of Watertown were flooded when Pleasant creek ran wild Rowboats supplanted automobiles as means of transportation At Watertown the Black river runs through the city was rising but no damage had resulted Ogdenshnrg was deluged by rain but there way no overflow of streams to cause trouble Three bridges on the state highway system between Malone and Ogdenshnrg were reported washed away while other highway bridges were submerged NO APPREHENSION FELT For New Flood in the Vicinity of Rutland Rutland Nov 18 (AP) — Rainfall from ! a m yesterday to 8:30 a in to day here was ninety-five one hundredths inches or less than one sixth the precipitation which preceded the disastrous floods of two weeks ago These figures were given nut hy tlie public works department here this morning While streams ate somewhat swollen no great apprehension is yet felt It is pointed out however that the absorption power of the well-soaked soil is less than two weeks ago and Giat reservoirs then far from full have little capacity now to stunt water LEFT SWATH OF DESTRUCTION KEPT ONE JUMP AHEAD OF POLICE Tornado Hit Eastern Part of Washington D C Left Western Unharmed j Sent Telegram Collect To C o o 1 i d g e Telling of Spiero’s Relief Work HOUSES UNROOFED LOSS MILLIONS All Government Agencies Set At Work On Recovery LITTLE RIVER BRIDGE OUT By Rise of Water Again Near Water-bury Burlington Noy 18 (AP) -The temporary bridge built over Little river on tlie outskirts of Waterburv where the recent flood made hundreds homeless was swept away this morning by the rising river following yesterday’s rain These reports came to the Daily News this noon from the local Red Cross headquarters which added that this condition made it necessary to route food and supplies through the mountain roads of Smugglers’ Notch again HIGHWAY UNDER WATER Between Canadian Border and St Johns Quebec St Albans Nov 18 (AP) — Water several Inches deep covers a great portion of the Montreal-Green Mountain highway between the border and St Johns Quebec reports received here this morning said In SI Johns lain has fallen for more than thirty-six hours with no let up until early today when it slopped and the mercury went tumbling down to freezing HIGH WATER AT FITCHBURG When Punch Brook Overflowed Its Bounds Washington D (' Nov 18 (AP)— The national capital turned to-day to the task of bringing order out of the tangle of tornado-strewn wreckage in the eastern section of the city Sweeping out of the south on the wings of a S3-mile gale the devastating twister left a swatli of destruction late yesterday from Alexandria a to Hyattsville Md It unroofed houses felled trees overturned automobiles ami tore down transmission wires A negro woman was struck and killed by lightning more than 200 were injured and property damage was estimated at several million dollars in Washington alone The federal and municipal governments and tlie Red Cross were quick to meet the situation The war department immediately volunteered the services of all its army forces in the vicinity of Washington the Red Cross dispatched its Telief workers to the scene and the local authorities mobilized police and firemen for work in the stricken area Schoolhouses were thrown open for the night to residents whose homes had Is-en made uninhabitable and the Red Cross and the army supplied cots and blankets A supply of taruuilins for the protection of the interior of the unroofed homes was made available by the fire department Only the eastern half of the city felt the effects of the tornado and the western half at the height of the storm pursued fts usual routine unaware of the havoc being wrought on the other side of the Capitol In Alexandria the Red Cross reported that 25 were in a serious condition at hospitals and that 75 had been treated for injuries in their homes Seventy-five buildings ami dwelling-houses were damaged and property loss was estimated at $'1)0000 Half a million dollars damage was done at the Anacostia naval air station while hy a freak of the elements the property of the army flying unit jnst across Rolling field went unscathed Eight navy seaplanes were wrecked a hangar unroofed ami barracks buildings shaken Damage at Washington navy yard was estimated at $100000 More than a hundred roofs were ripped from Washington buildings These included a portable schoolhouse hut its pupils escaped unhurt The weather bureau declared the storm the worst that Washington has experienced within the fifty years covered by its records The tornado it said had its origin in a waterspout down the Potomac adding that there is very little difference fundamentally between the two phenomena beyond the fact t hat one originates over water and the other over land FULL RESPONSIBILITY New York Nov 18 (ATP) — After a Robin Hood tour through the flood-stricken area of Vermont where he said he distributed $12(10 worth of groceries a ud medical supplies while posing as a physician of the Rockefeller foundation Matthew Spiero 22 Brooklyn was under bail today charged with grand larceny in connection with the cashing of forged checks - Telling his story after hits arraignment in court Npiero said lie had kept one jump ahead of the police on his tour until he reached Montreal where he was arrested and brougiit hack to New York on a complaint of the Nassau bank of Brooklyn Spiero said lie had driven a rented car from New York to Boston where lie occupied a hotel suite at a cost of $28 a day From there he went to Vermont he said where lie bought medical supplies and groceries on another worthless check and distributed the supplies to homeless flood refugees He saiii Governor Weeks Imd made him a state inspector of water and in that capacity he sent President Cool-idge a collect telegram reporting on the condition of the water The President he declared sent him a reply praising his work Spiero made a flying visit to Barre in tlie course of his rush through tlie flood district of Vermont and at first greatly impressed the populace with his self declared importance and his mission to the stricken people Clad in a great fur coat ami hustling like a tornado Spiero “blew” into Barre from the southward ami at once made his presence felt where his words failed to carry He was such a prominent figure that people inquired who he was and what he was here for tlie reply being that lie was Dr Matthew Spiero of the Rockefeller foundation sent here to aid the stricken people of the flood districts In pursuance of his ostensible mission "Dr” Spiero set up headquarters in the I'niversalist church vestry where he was terved his Vocals He ordered the kitchen tables cleared and on them lie set up a large number of small and mysterious boxes at the same time ordering the women in the kitchen to laiil a kettle of water for his use The women w ho observed him could not see that lie did anything with the boxes nor with the boiled water during his experiments Later he collected his collateral and disappeared having Keen assigned a local chauffeur to guide him further along the flood route Montpelier lifts his next stop and there he went through somewhat similar performances even to analyzing the city water The last heard of "Dr" Spiero he was headed north-fill the news to-day from the court room in New York City HOPKINS SAYS NO GAME President of Dartmouth Settles Matter Once for All Hanover X H Nov 18 (AP COOLIDGE (OVEN I V ENDORSEMENT By Union League of Philadelphia in Any Course He May See Fit to Outline Washington I) Nov 18 (AP) — From the Union league of Philadelphia for sixty-five years a factor in Pennsylvania politics President Cool-idge Inis received endorsement of his administration am) a promise that it will support him in any course which he as "a national leader may choose to outline for the future” This announcement notable for its similarity to the President’s Black Hills statement brougiit not the slightest reaction from Mr Coolidge when it was made last night in Philadelphia and he waited calmly until a prolonged applause Imd subsided (o launch into a discussion of American prosperity and development detailing his plans for the future iu the most comprehensive way be has ever done except to Congress The lirst public reference lo Mr Coolidge 's political future made in his presence since he announced in South Dakota that he did not choose to run for re-election next year came from William (’ Kproul president of fife Union league and former governor of Pennsylvania as he presents tlie executive with the league's gold medal fhr conspicuous public achievement “We wanted you to come here" Mr Sprout said “because we wanted you to see what these worth while people think of you how they trust you how they approve of you and your works how they ratify your judgment and lielieve iu the things you believe how they respect your prudence admire your courage and how they will stand by you as a national leader ill whatever course you may choose to outline for your future” The President's address was repeatedly interrupted by applause especially when he pledged himself to a high proteteive tariff and stated his opposition to putting the government in business The tariff he said has enabled the country to develop its resources buiid up its industries furnish employment to its increasing population and markets for its various products of farm and factory “Without the influence of tlie protective tariff” he added “it would never have been possible foT our country to reach its present state of diversified development with its liberal rate of wages its unprecedented distribution of wealth and its high standards of living If these conditions are to lie maintained that policy will have to lie continued” Declaring t hat the United States has reached a new era in which its prosperity "because of economy in national expenditures" may begin to be diverted to a development of its resources and defenses Mr Coolidge told the league that he has In mirnl a logger navy with more -misers and submarines development of a gulf to the Atlantic waterway and tlie Colorado and Columbia river projects control of tlie Mississippi river n larger merchant marine provided by private capital another “moderate’’ tax reduction and further cutting down of the national debt “These” he said “will he some of the rewards of a judicious management of the national business but let it he remembered that tax reduction is possible solely on account of economy” and then lie added amid laughter nml applause that "anybody can spend the money somebody else has saved" He warned however that the American people were facing the test of their prosperity but expressed the conviction that the great mass of this country’s citizens realize that “tlie doctrine of ease is the doctrine of surrender and decay” Before making his address the President wo the guet of honor at a dinner attended by Union league officials and about 2(H) guests $100000 TO REPAIRSTREETS TO MAKE AIRFIELD PERMANENT THING Drive Is On for Funds to Complete the Work So Well Started During the Flood Emergency Barre Citizens Thus Start- Rcaliz'nf l'" “ e"’r lef"r" tlu‘ I prime importance of an established and deondable airport for Barre the city government is squarely hack of a I w ell organized local movement to iru-j prove and make permanent the spleu-I did field that has been created on the Wilson fiat the property of K L IN CITY COUNCIL' Smith & Co To-day Mayor Frank J Small announced the appointment ot a committee to further the project its personnel being W G Reynolds chairman H A Richardson and H C Ladd Funds are necessary if Barre is Id retain its present recognition from the air lanes It is felt However that the i importance of a properly maintained landing field is so generally known that a drive for money is necessary Headquarters has hern established at he store of Reynold fc Son Printed ery-ud use one of tile slips to indicate how much lie will contribute to the fund Barre people are familiar with the herculean task performed by a com - i pativ of sixtv Barre and Banc Town Engineer lliurmun W l)ix and wound i J i g i i citizens two weeks ago when the it- m field was hastily put into oomli- LEGISLATURE MEETS NO? 30 Bond Or Note Question Passed Almost Unanimously By a well-nigh Unanimous vote citizens of Barre lust night started the financial hacking for the rehabilitation of Barre after the flood hy voting $100000 for repair of streets and sidewalks gave a unanimous vofe of confidence its the city council and City To Provide Ways And Means For Replacement of Highways and Bridges AND TO MEET NEEDS OF THE TOWNS Gov Weeks Issued H i s Proclamation Calling Session President Ernest Martin Hopkins of i )JOSES SQUELCHES Dartmouth college to-day definitely 1 set at rest reports that Dartmouth PRESIDENTIAL “J Was Undertaken by Red Cross for Rehabilitation Work Washington 1) C Nov 18 (AP) Red Cross officials here said the organization had assumed full responsibility for rehabilitation of New England flood sufferers from the outset and that it was prepared to carry through its program These officials recalled tlmt when it sent its relief workers to New England the Red Cross announced that it would accept voluntary contributions for the task but that no special campaign for funds would he necessary GILES' FLIGHT WAITS and Georgetown would play a post season football game in the Harvard j i stadium or anywhere else for the hen j ! efit of New England flood sufferers i In a statement he said that even if the Dartmouth athletic authorities had approved of such a contest approval would not have been given by the Dartmouth administration “The report concerning the Dart-rnouthGeorgetown gome in tiiis morn-lingo papers” President Hopkins said I “is without any semblance of truth I Such a game would require the ap-j ROOM' New Hampshire Senator Says He Prefers Life in the Senaf ” Will Work for Sec Ho Nashua N H Nov 18 (A IM -As far ns United Slates Senator George H Moses is concerned the only campaigning he will do for the Republican nomination for the presidency will he in behalf of Secretary of Commerce : prove I of the athletic council and this 1 Herhert Hoover ! has ueer bpeu given j 1 Ire Mosoh-for -Preside: it boom w liicli “If the council were to view the J’’ friends of tlie Moses-for-Senator 1 matter with power further approval 'hih sought to launch here has been I of the faculty committee on athletics I hilled and hy the “nominee’ himself and of the administration would lie j The senior senator from New Hainp- San Francisco Nov IS (AP)— Prevented from taking off for Honolulu on schedule Captain Frederick A Giles British aviator kept close tubs on weather reports to-day looking for an opportunity to take off on the ttrHt lap of his flight to Now Zealand TALK OF THE TOWN John H Gowdcy of tlie telephone company stated to-day that the telephone loss from the flood in Barre was $0000 in Waterbury $7000 and iu Montpelier $20000 out of the total Iohs of $2 TO 000 iii the state Burlington Nov 18 (AP)— A cold Fitchburg Muss Nov 18 (AP)— Punch brook long a trouldesonle vva terway In the thickly settled part of the city overflowed this morning following a rainfall of over an inch ami a half Property on Northman Pathway was damaged Temporary bridges were put up to enable school children to cross Elm street Heavy Rain But No Damage Pittsfield Mass Nov 18 (AP) — Cold and dry weather was welcome here this morning after 186 inches of rain had fallen in 24 hour No great damage from last night’s storm has been reported in Berkihire county necessary before the game could he played neither of these could he secured as matters stood “The Dart month football season is over the team lias disbanded and no further game will DIDN'T LIKE FOOD KILLED JAIL KEEPER shire told the club last night that even if the state were to send an instructed delegation he would exercise his legal light to release it to Mr Hoover Mr Moses declared that his own played" ambition whs confined to a hope that — ! he he permitted to continue to repre sent New Hampshire in the upper house of the national legislature Despite his refusal to consider the possibility of making a campaign as well as his settled conviction that It was not likely that a Republican convention would consider a New England candidate for years to come the duh composed of 200 leading members of the party from all parts of tlie stale unanimously decided to change its name substituting “President” for ’’senator” "Whatever fond hopes you had for me in works in which I had no part It is my hope to continue to serve you ns senator” Mr Moses declared “I have given mv word to another a great man for President f beg yon not to induce me to break my pledged word lo Herbert Hoover I don't want to do anything other limn 1 have pledged myself to do” Touching upon the club's action in changing its name and purpose he suid : "1 am not insensihlq of t lie honor paid me but 1 feel that its action t a nn means the taking of it charter in Actor Blinn Lost His 1000 Fur Coat perpetuity for it l not likely (hat a Priioner Stabbed James B Durnin at Auburn N Y Used a Sharpened File Auburn X Y Nov 18 (API -Prison fare with which he was dissatisfied was said by authorities today to have led Alex Kolinski Auburn prisoner to slnh James II Durnin principal keeper to death as tlie convicts lined up for the evening meal Kolinski was in line with other convict on the way to the mess hull for supper Keeper Durnin stood near the line watching the men pass Cat like Kolinski is alleged to have slipped from the line and plunged a I file sharpened SO a to he more like a knife blade Into the keeper's body The blow landed near the groin The assassin struck again in the chest near the heart Kolinski was charged with murder C hicago Nov 18 ( ATM Holbrook Blind actor notified police last night that hit $1001) fur coat had been stol Republican convention will select a New England candid ate for a number of years to come although 1 eon up by giving a vote of thanks to the volunteers who had aided in the flood emergency of two weeks ago The special city meeting was brief and as already stated all hut unanimous in every respect showing that the citizens yf Barre are ready with thei'r money to supplement their other efforts toward restoring Barre to normal conditions City Clerk Ralph Olliver called the meeting to order and G Herbert Pape as elected moderator William Bar-y introduced a resolution author-iiig tlie city council to issue its notes or bonds in a sum not to exceed $100-000 for flic purpose of repairing the damage to streets and sidewalks done hy the flood the same to be paid for $5000 at the end of five years ami $7500 annually thereafter John F Sadlier seconded the resolution A G Fay then moved to amend the resolution by authorizing the -city council to fix the rate of interest on the bonds or notes and he followed it up with another amendment that the bond or notes he paid off as follows: $5(HMI at tlie end of the first five years and $5000 annually for the next live years and $7500 annually thereafter till paid for All movers and seconders then accepted a still further amendment that the bonds or notes he paid $5000 at the end of the first five years and $5000 annually thereafter for the next four year and $7500 annually thereafter till paid ‘or In the meantime A B Coffin asked whether the resolution meant that the money eoohl he spent for nothing hut streets and sidewalks sxaking in particular about bridges He was informed that streets included bridges When the tellers A G Fay John F Sadlier and William Barclay completed their count it was found that 137 had voted in favor of raising $100-000 hy note or bond and that four had voted against the proposition That vote having been announced W Johnson jr moved that a rising vote of thanks and commendation he extended to the city council and City Engineer Dix The meeting rose on masse Thinking that another vote of commendation was called for Mr Sadlier moved that the thank of the citizens lie extended to the volunteers during the flood emergency the speaker declaring he had seen men working who hadn't done a stroke of work for 20 years before hut at tlie same time there were other young men going around leading poodle dogs and smoking cigarettes He was for tlie volunteers and the meeting was with him hy a unanimous vote which vote ehised the meeting MONTPELIER VOTED $300000 t ion ITad it not been for their public spirited labors Barre would not have been ready to handle the air mail service when the opportunity came All along the work has been intelligently directed hy Alex Straiton Aviator Jones Donald Smith Marcel Conway and Howard Reid and in completing the field they will have the expert assistance of fliers who are now regularly calling at the field Even thfiugh the present emergency calls for unusual expenses it is hoped that all business concerns and many individuals in Barre will respond promptly to this cause MILLION -DOLLAR LOAN IS CONTEMPLATED Either By New England Council or By New England Bankers' Association Springfield Mass Nov 18 (AP)--Herbert Hoover secretary of commerce just returned from flood devastation scenes in Vermont appeared before the afternoon session of the New England council to-day to define the situation and give advice and counsel in tlie crisis Mr Hoover said that he had a comprehensive report prepared for President Coolidge and lie used excerpts from this to outline his program for rehabilitation in the stricken area With Mr Hoover ns the leading figure and guiding light in the Hood program which chiefly centers round Vermont events were shaping up swiftly this afternoon toward the refinancing of industrial and mercantile rehabilitation through a million dollar loan to he underwritten by either the council or the New England Bankers' association The flood discussion dwarfed every other discussion before the conference The morning was devoted to meetings of the agricultural industrial and recreational resources groups The agricultural group discussed various phases of it problem among which were the organization of a New England commission on agriculture the New England milk situation Hnd the development of New England grades and standards for agricultural products MRS LORETTA DAVIS Barre Woman Died At the City Hospital Lcit Evening 9 Mrs Loretta Ellis Davis of 5 Brooklyn street passed away last evening at the City hospital where she was tnken on Nov " suffering from a broken hip I breakdown pn from the dressing room of the the- fesa" he added “the convention might ntre where he was playing go farther and do worse" X Of Which $200000 Is To Be a Bond Issue — $100000 in Notes If Needed The citizens of Montpelier at a special city 1100-11118 last night voted to authorize a bond issue of $200000 for the construction of permanent bridges streets and sidewalks to replace those destroyed or damaged by the flood Temporary notes are to he issued to he paid from the bond issue and the council was authorized to borrow on notes a further sum of $100000 if needed Mayor E H Deavitt explained however that the council does not intend to spend any more money this fall and winter than is necessary it is impossible to tell at the present time just how much tan he dune during open weather or how much the new bridges will cost Ten of the fifteen bridges in the city went out The meeting was entirely harmonious although a number of questions were asked as to what the intentions of the council were and it was all over in half an hour The attendance of some five or six hundred voters was considered large in view of the stormy weather a night resembling the time preceding the memorable flood The resolution authorizing tiie note and bond issues for a total of $300-000 which hail been prepared by the city council and read to the meeting hy Mayor Deavitt was unanimously carried on motion of Joseph G Brown after a short discussion It was voted further on motion of George It Young to authorize the city council to use the emergency fund to replace on ils foundations the sexton's house at Green Mount cemetery which was tipped on end by the flood George Blanchard one of the cemetery trustees brought up the point of what was to be done about restoring the house Mayor Deavitt explained in a preliminary statement at the opening of the meeting that of the ten wrecked bridges two were of steel and eight of wood U is thought best to replace several of the wooden bridge with steel ones This may require the rebuilding of some of the abutment and possibly not h 11 of them can he put In place this winter Mayor Deavitt read to the voters the letter of sympathy from Mayor William Hale Thompson of Chicago Inclosing a cheek for $100 which In' because of the stories that have been already been made public through the published of the very great dcstruc-liewspapen and iu addition he an t ion in Vermont’s capital city Davis having been in ar health prior to the accident to her hip The deceased was horn in 1 $5(1 in the town of Worcester the daughter of Ernest ami Julia Ellis She passed the early period of her life in Worcester later making her home in Montpelier and Burlington until 34 years ago when she moved to this city She vvus married in 187!) lo Isaac K Davis who passed away 2!) years ago and she is survived hy two sons Ernest and Fred Davis of this city a daughter Mrs Eva A Anderson of Springfield Mass and a granddaughter in Springfield two sisters Mrs Corelin Scott of Graniteville and Mrs Ormin Caybue of Montpelier ami one brother Irid E Ellis of Waterbury and also several nieces and nephews Toe funeral will he held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the 11 5V Hooker chapel and interment will he made at the Green Mount cemetery in Montpelier It is requested that flowers ho omitted WEATHER CONDITIONS Heavy Rains General in Middle and North Atlantic States Heavy mins liuve been general in all middle ami north Atlantic staler and light to mode rate snow falls -in the Missouri valley during the past 24 hours Clear weather prev ailed this morning only in parts of the Mississippi valley The temperature is still abnormally high mi the Atlantic slope hut freezing weather i general ill all interior districts east of the Rocky mountains The lowest temperature reported in New England during the night was 34 at Burlington nouneed a new gift of $100 for flood relief that was sent with a eordiai letter from the I’oinsetta club of New Canaan Conn which lm only 25 members As there are no special connect ions between Montpelier and the Connecticut town that are known of it is supposed that t ho gift was sent A special session pf the Vermont legislature has been tailed by Gov John E Weeks to meet at Montpelier on Wednesday Nov 30 to provide ways and imwns for prompt replacement of higliwn 2 jd bridges destroyed hy the re 5 flood and to enact laws ( — cons it With the needs of the towns of lit To Go J eeks issued hie call y eater-day moan iu the form of u proc-lam j i summoning the legislature to able at 10 o’clock in the morn-inf Jtlie above date The prockirna-tir 'J3 ids as follows: " 'reas the recent floods destroyed hifmfreds ot bridges and many mile's of highways in our state Whereas the funds at hand are insufficient to cope with the present situation and state aid to towns permitted by our present laws is inadequate to meet their present needs Whereas the good nf Vermont and welfare of her p-pple demand prompt restoration of their highways and bridges destroyed by the recent flmsi Therefore 1 John K Weeks governor hy virtue of the authority vested in me by the constitution in this respect do hereby summon the members of (Tie Senate and House of Representatives to meet in Montpelier m their respective chambers in the State House together with the olti-cers of tlie two houses on the 30th day of November A D 11127 at 10 o’clock in the forenoon to provide ways and means for the prompt coa-itr notion or replacement of highways and bridges destroyed by the recent flood oial to erinet laws consistent with the needs of our towns and state at this time Given under my hand and the great seal of the state at Montpelier tins 17th day of November in the year of our Ixird one thousand nine hundred and twenty-seven and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and fifty-second John E Weeks Governor By the Governor: 1-ua B Edson Secretary of Civil and Military Affairs LARRY BANKART DENIES IT That He Was Mixed Up in Proposed Dartmouth-Georgetown Game Boston Nov 18 (APi Larry Bankart former Dartmouth footbail star told the Associated Press to day that someone impersonating him evidently had given out the statement issued last night in his name to the effect that Dartmouth had agreed to meet Georgetown in a post season footlmll game in the Harvard stadium on Nov 20 for the benefit of Vermont and New Hampshire flood sufferers He denied emphatically that he had said anything aliout the proposition “I am not even a member of the athletic council as mentioned in the story" he said “I never even knew until this morning that such a gams had Iwen proposed I have not conferred with President Hopkins or the Dartmouth athletic authorities or coaches this week and have not seen any of them since the Partmouth-Cdr-neil game I have not said a word about Georgetown to any one” MONTPELIER City Council Authorizes Borrowing of $25000 At a city council meeting this morning Mayor Deavitt was authorized to make a temporary loan of $25000 at the Capital Saving hank which has agreed to finance the loans authorized at the city meeting last night The bond irsuo will he deferred for a tii and what moucy is needed will h (I on notes The matter of I of the Golden Flees build- in up It is occupied hy th Capita! City Press which has beer ft tenant at will on tho ground floor and by the armory upstairs City Attorney George L Hunt was authorized to lease the ground floor to the Capital City- Press for n term of 15 years The printing plant has been restored and is now iu partial operation Commissioner of Public Works George A Reed has ns yet made no definite plans about contracting for new bridges u authorized at last night’s special meeting His department is si ill btfsy with clearing the river channels of t destruction The Montpelier tavern is open again for guests There were 22 guests Wt night Meals are not yet being served The Protestant churches of the city will hold union services Sunday at the Trinity Methodist church They have accepted tlie invitation of this church to meet together on future Sunday until the other building can be restored The damage to hooks at the Kcl-logg-Hiihlmrd library i not quite a great ns was feared tit first The library staff is finding that n good many of the hooks which were under vvatef arc drying out well an I 'wi! bn readable although the covers in'e badly warped The card index files are also In shape to no or rompy Ti it library will not he iqcn for muni weeks to come and those having hook out are naked to hold then The library could ue additional voliiuteo workers to advantage

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