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VOL. LXXXVH. NEW SERIES VOL. LIX.
BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, DECEMBER B, .1912.
Local Items of Interest From All
Parts of the Green Moun
THE NEWS BY COUNTIES
From the Island in the Lake to
the Passumpsic, Alone Otter
Creek and by the Shore3
of Whte River.
fir-orpi H Chaffee, county game wnr
l ' repot Is Hint he hns found several
Itifi'it lions of thi' law In some of tho
Inwns of the county during tho lecent
deer killing otwii and ho has followed
thi m up thoroughly with the help of
hi- assistant caini' wardens slnco tho
on' n siason closed. So fur a." Mr. Chat
tel has hcanl onlv about 201 bucks were
k'h t 111 the countN, practically half of
tlir nuni'iiT Killed a year ago. Some
tlis like 1." or ;0 docs are understood
to luivc lieen Illegally killed. Previous
In thr closing of til"' season Warden
I at fee and Deputy Warden James
)l idt'K of lllpton found the c.ncnwt
or .1 den .it an old camp In Itlpton. The
former occupants of this camp returned
wire . rristcd According 1o the adinl.s
were ariistid. Accordig to the admis
sion of V E. Walsh of Bristol the doe
v at shot hj him. Mr. Walsh was put
under fjiri b: il for the coming session
of the Addison county couit, which will
brglri Tu ''lay. I'levelanil Norton, who
luis oiu of the five, was fined Slo, costs
it mounting to $17, for having In his pos
v. smoii a partridge killed out of soa
hjii. and Wilbur Trodcnu was discovered
to oc hunting on another fellow's 11
icnse. Tru-lo was. bound up to tho Do
finln r teim of court In the sum or J73
and Napoleon I.lttle, whose license hu
was using, was fined pi Including costs
foi allowing tho other man lo use his
licinse. Jle made arrangements to pay.
About eleven o'clock p. in., November "7.
ire was discovered at the Addl--on
county fair grounds on Court street,
111 horse barn No. 7. The lire was discov
ered by .Miss Mary Kane, who lives In a
i mso oeircely u dozen feet from the barn.
Shr promptly cave the alarm. The pre
lum found the building -t roaring lire.
Two streams wen. .oou sit at work and
i. fur an hour the blaze wan subdued. Tho
Vain Is a total loss mid was valued ut
fbotit Jlvi, which Is covered by Iwur
nn i Just how the fire originated la u
ii t jii. It Is said that bome young boys
Mir. s 'en about the building during tho
l "'ii and it Is thought that perhaps
a ' h or ,t elgarctto might have been
oi.'II" I which caused the blaze. It wan
fo t ui.iti) that the buildings were all cov
er i u,th a light coating of snow and
'1 ' 'htrf was no wind, otherwise there
1 i Know ng where the lire would have
foj p. l a.s there is a long .string of barns
ntul houses very near together In that sec
t'mi. Mli-s Kane's house escaped without
Ml s Catherine Calhoun, who has spent
tin past few months In C'hleopen Falls,
JIass, has returned Mls.i Eva Liberty
lias resigned her position at the Rockwith
l.toro and returned to Itutland. Mr. and
Sirs. 11. D Archer, who have been visit-
lug In Warn nsburg, N. v., have returned.
Nelson and Catherine Hacon of I,o!ces
ter are visiting their grandmother, Mrs.
Jlomer Kendall, of Mungor street for a
few days Mr. and Mts. George. Furrell
end young baby are n Itutland. Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Cochran of York, Pa., are
In town guests of lira, Gardner Wain
wrlght llllam Buckley has gone to
I'itchburg, Mu.-,s.. where he Intends to
locate The Century club met with
MrF Huntley Tuesday evening. The Mid
illebury Improvement society will give a
plc'ure show at the town hall Friday
evening, December 13. Vittum's orches
tra will furnish music Mrs. Oeorge II.
Hall of Shoreham, a former resident, Is
In town. Letters remain at the postofllce
bearing the following names: Mrs. Char
ley 15. Johnson, Miss Gertrude Delmar,
Miss Gladys Enquire, Miss Mollle llrown.
Joe Catclln, O. II. Church and George H.
Johnson Lieutenant IS. H. Taylor,
I S. N . has been relieved from
command of the Pampanga as that
ship Is In dry dock for extensive
ripalts. Lieutenant Taylor Is transferred
t j tho cruiser Albany, where he Is ord
nance ofilcer and navigator. The Albany
I; stationed In Chinese waters.
Mrs. Augustus Mathews, aged S3
yi ,irs, one of tho oldest residents of
Ibis f-eetlon, died nt tho home of her
thiUKhtcr, Mrs. Daniel Foster, In ths
i nst part of this town Tuesday morn
ing after a lingering Illness with heart
trouble. She Is survived by Mrs. Dan
iel Foster, with whom she made hor
Lome, and one laughter, Mrs. Henry
Jennings of St. Johnsbury. Her fu
trul will take place from her late
inmn at two o'clock this afternoon.
I'nrlal will be In Hast Mlddlebury.
J'"red Cutting, who had been In 111
Jii.ilth for slv nioiiths with Titig'it'H
dl-ense, ille.l early Sunday morning.
t his home on Weyhrldgo street, aged
48 years. Is survived by a wife,
two daughters, two sons, all of this
village, and a brother, Arthur Cutting1
nf Rutland. Mr. Cutting was for many
years a well-known porter at the ho
tel at I-ake Duninore, but for the past
S'car ho hn.1 been In the Mlddlebiirjr
lirancb of t'.m Vormont Mnrhle com
pany, until about thre.) months ago.
when ho wan obliged to stop work on
account of his health. The funeral
wis held from his late home on Wey
fci ldge street TUuBduy iiiorninit ut 10; JO
to'cloeS and was largely attended. Dr
I). H. Corkran, pastor of the Methollst
Church, efflclutcd and burial was In
he faintly lot In th Footo Street come
jSO'AV. W Thomas has returned from
- . . .
COMING TO BURLINGTON.
Xntlonnl Insurance I'otnnilsMonrn
Open Convention July an.
Stntc Treasurer E It. Dcavltt
wires tho Free Pres's thnt It was
decided In Now York ycstcr.liiy t)
hold the next national convention
of Insurnnco commissioners In Hitr
llligton .Inly 20 to AiiRU.it 1. 1913.
roultney. .Mr. and Mrs. Ailhur Forest
are moving ttom the Hemlnway house on
Court St. to the J. n. Cobb house on Sey
mour street, Mr. and Mrs. Cobb hav
ing niove.l Into their block on Mali
fsti cot. '.Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cobb have
returned from a 10 days' wedding trip
spent In different places. Theodore
Hagore, who has been visiting In this
vicinity for the past few weeks, li.m
returnel to Doston. W. W. Thotu.is
has returned from several days In
J'oultne Mrs. John Frndette, who
lias been visiting her children at Urat
tleboro, has returned,
Arthur N. Brown has returned from
J!oton.-L. C. 1lusell Is In Montpeller,
whoie he will woik In the office of the
statrt tu. commissioner for a few dnys
it. T. Woodward, who has been here for
n few dnys with his family at the home
of his wife's parents, Mr. and Mr. J. T.
Williamson returned to his home Mon
day morning. His family will remain
foi a few days George Kidder has
gone to Mnntpeller on huMness Harry
Wlsell has gone to Hoston, where he
will rtmaln for some time, It. J. Hayes
has returned from Hurllngton A mis
sionary barrel Is being packed by the
missionary society of the P.uptlst Church.
Contributions may be left at Mrs.
JJrough's on Main Street or at Mrs.
I. I.. Itogers' on Court street Miss
Mattle Gravel has returned from Vor
genncs The cattle shipment Monday
consisted of two carloads Monday, mar
ket day, eggs brought 42 cents anil butter
M to 3,1 cents.
The annual meeting of the third ma
sonic district will bo held In the .Masonic
temple in this village to-day. commencing
at' 2: p. m, A Master Mason's lodge
will be opened in form by t'nlon Lodge,
No. 'J, Willis N. Cady, W. M., nt 3:0u p. m.
The Master Mason degree will bo con
ferred by Morning Sun Lodge, No. .",
Henry N. Sollace, W. M.; review of the
work, by W. Kdwln L. Wells, grand lee.
turer. At C;W p. m., a banuuet will be
served in the lodge banquet hall. At 7:.!'i
p. m. the lodge will work tho Master
!Mason degree by I'nlon Iodge, No. 2. An
address will be given by R. W. Charles
H. Darling, deputy grand master, on
"The Influence or Masonry upon Its
Members," and an address by It. W
Henry H. Ross, grand secretary, on "Our
Obligations." A light hanipiet will be
served nt the close of the evening meet
ing. The district eommises the following
lodges: Dorchester, N-. 1, Vurgeuncs, ii.
W. McCueii, W. M.; Vnlou, No. 2. Mld
dlebury, W. N. Cady, W. M.; Moinlng
Sun, No. :., Hridport, H. N. Sollace, W.
M. ; Indejif ndence. No. 10, Orwell, II. L.
Allen, W. M.; Lib.inus, No. 47, Ilrlstel, V.
It. ningham, W. M. ; and Slmonds, No. 53,
Shoreham, F. R. Ouyette, W. St. Frank
Farnsworth, Jr., who ha.s been visiting
In town, has returned to New York. A.
J. Rlnckmcr has returned from New York.
The mill of the Vermont Marble com
pany at Ueldeiis, which has been shut
down for the past few days on account of
a broken shaft, has been started up
again, hnvlng been repaired Mrs. L. M.
Morrison returned Tuesday night from
Albany, N, Y., after a three weeks' visit
to the family of her son, M. C. Morrison,
of the Fim National bank of Albany.
K. II Hriius.ieau of Holyoke, Mass., a
fi iiner resident of Mlddlebury. Is In town
visiting relatives Miss Susan Hragg of
Rutland Is In town for two weeks. - M. M.
Mack of Charlotte, a former well known
resident of Mlddlebury and Shoreham, Is
making a business visit In this vicinity
Among visitors here from out of town
are Leroy M. I'lerce of New Bedford,
(Mass., R. II. Merrill of Addison, J. K.
Klngsley of Rutland, K. L. Church of
Burlington, Henry L. Merrlham of Wor
cester, Mass., and ,!oeph (lurnor of Glens
Falls. N Y.-Mrs. Delia Wlmmett Is visit
ing in Fowler G. S. Dade has gone to
Bellows Falls, where lie will remain until
tho tlrst of tho new year. C. M. Boyle
has gone to Springfield, Mass., where he
will remain for some time At the regit
lar meeting of Arrowanna Lodge, No. 1."
I. O. O. F, held In their hall In the Dyer
block Tuesday evening, there wa.i a good
attendance and new members were given
the degree, followed by n banquet und so
cial hour.- Miss Nora Grady has gone
to the Mary Fletcher hospital for treat
mentThe ladles of the various local
missionary societies will hold n follow-up
meeting to the Home Mission week early
William L., son or Mr. and Mr. louls
Fortler of this city, and Miss Lillian
Belle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William
Baker of West Ferrlsburg, were mar
ried, Wednesday, Nn, 27, at St, Peter's
Church lectory, tpie Rev. L. A. Vezlna
performing the ceremony. Henry J.
Brooks neted ns best man and Miss
Mary Baker, sister of the bllde, was
the bridesmaid. The bride woro a blue
traveling suit with whlto hat and the
bridesmaid wore a blue dress and black
hnt with pink plumes. After the cere
monj a dlnm r was served to the lmmo
ilato lelatlvcs at tho homo of the
Broom's parents. The newly married
couple left on the noon train for their
Thanksglvlnit day was enjoyed by the
boys and girls of the State Industrial
school. Tlie dinner was a prominent faa
lure, which was much appreciated by
the participants, The menu waa one
which could grace tb tables of the more
fortunate. Several former Inmates, who
are out on parole, returned "home" for
Thanksgiving. In the evening tho boyB
and girls who have maintained a sood
record for the month gave an enter
tainment, which wus followed by a wo
clal hour and was greatly appreciated
by the officers and rho boys and Rlrls
The Industrial school football team
plajed tin: Veigennes town team In the
afternoon, in a four 10-mlnute period
fame, the score being C to 0, In favor of
N. J, McCueii, who has been possum
several weak at his home In this city
has rtturnad to Wanhlnrton, D. C, to
resume his duties as messenger In the
United States Henate.-Otlsn A. K.
Huntington, who him been passing
the autumn months nt the Norton House
and at the homo of Juflg.i and Mrs. Frank
Ii. Fish, has returned to her homo In the
(L'untluurd on rase 2.)
Asserts State Must Provide Bet
ter Quarters for Its Mili
HOUSE KILLS SALARY DILL
Committee of the Whole to Con
tinue Debate on Taxing In
tangibles This Morn
ing. Montpeller, Doc, 4 Senator Babbitt
enme to the rescue of the National Guard
of Vermont this morning when the bill
wns under consideration providing for
the construction of armoilcs. under the
direction of the board of armory commis
sioners, no uimory to exreed M.f'OO in
cost and the State not to pay mote than
J..V'Y) In any one. year for such construc
tion. Mr. Babbitt left the chair and ex
plained that armories could not be con
structed which would meet the require
ments of the present day at thu cost of
JlJ.oiO. which Is authorized by statute;
and that If the State desired to maintain
Its mllltU oiganlzatlon ts provision for
the militia companies must ' better than
it now Is.
Senator Barber's bill, which permits the
sale of fond, clears, tobacco and lion
Intoxicating drinks was the subject of
some debate. Senator Klllnt and Senator
Blanchard of Orleans were opposed to any
relaxation of the Sunday law and the
Introduction of the continental Sabbath
Senator Laird olnted out that In the
century or so that had elapsed since the
present Sundny law was passed every
thing had changed except the statute,
and he did not believe the State should
refuse to legalize what had t.M-ome a com
mon and necessary custom. Sen-tor Davis
called for the yens and navs atid the hill
was ordered to ii third reading by a vote
of 13 to S after having been amended In
some minor particulars.
The bill providing for a continuance
of the publicity department 'n the of
fice of the secretary of State was fav
orably reported and advanced to a
third reading without dissent.
Tho afternoon session of the Sennte
was brief, adjournment being taken
early that the membeis might listen
to the illecusslon of the tax qncjition
In the House.
The Hupgood bill, regulating the pay
of members of the General Assembly,
which provides that the compensation
of members shall not exceed $300 for
tho term was debated at length In the
House, and was finally killed by
vote of 193 to 30.
When the bill reported from the
committee on way and means (II. 374)
which establishes a tlat rate on Intan
gibles came up, on motion of Mr.
weeks of .vniiiieliury the I louse re
solved Itself Into committee of the
whole and the speaker designated Mr.
Weeks as chairman.
Amen lments were proposed by Me
Cook of Lyndon and Mr. Jose of John
son, ach pioposlng to substitute -m
other bill for the bill reported by the
committee. Mr. Jose supported his po
sition In the best speech he has male
during the session, Mr. Cool: of I.yn
don made n long speech In favor of
the amendment be proposed, which
was to substitute Senate bill r,4, tie
Babbitt bill exempting monev loanel
on real estate at five per cent, or le
for section 2 of the committee bill.
Mr. Cook and Mr. Jose, the progres
sive members, carried off the honor
of the debate, though several other
members participated In the discus
The sitting of the committee was
without final result, as no voto wns
taken on either the bill or the pro
posed amendments. On motion of Mr
Procter of Proctor the committee of
the whole rose and reported progress
and the House votel to take up the
matter again In committee of the
whole at II o'clock to-morrow morn
ing. OFFICIAL RECORD OF DAI
The Senate was called to order by Presi
dent Pro Tern. Babbitt arid devotional
exerclHe.x were conducted by the chaplain.
THIRD READING ORDERED.
J. 22 To continue the publicity depart-
ment In the otllce of tho secretary of
-Providing for a direct piimary
S, 12-Rclatlng to dog licensee.
S. 139-Relatlng to Knbb.ith breaking.
The general committee recommeimwi
verbal change which was adopted, hut
made no recommendation regarding the
nut useir. r, Preston opposed the bill
as opening too wide opportunities Mr
! "vr of Rutland favored the measure
.Mr. uavis expiainea the report of thu
Mr. Elliott presented ., juottt from the
churches In Woodstock Mr. Barber, ti,
nuroiiucer, explained the put pose of the
bill and denied that It was Intended lo
commercialize the Sabbath. Mr. Blanch
nrd of Orle.im, dccland his opposition to
local option In this matter as he had been
opposed to local option In the sale uf
Mr. Ulrd favored the bill and called nt
tentlori to the fact that while conditions
havo changed the law had remained un.
changed. He ehaiacteiWed ths statute as
o ueaa letter and bttlUrvd a neglsctsd law
xiin .. iieiiimeiii. rnr. yeas and nays Wera
demanded by Mr. Davis and tho bill was
ordeied to n. third reading by a vols of 1
ORDERED TO LIB
R. 114 To expedite the business of coun
ty coutts, Taken wui tusoln oror
Ixirgosl SiiiRlo FinniicM Tnnisfu:-
tiou in the History of the
Washington. I'ec. 4. The greatest single.
financial transaction In tho history of tho
United States was consummated at the
treasury department to-day when Carml
A, Thompson, the new treasurer of tho
United Statos, ftavo Ioe MeClunjf, his
predecessor, a receipt for JI,G19,M5,D0S,
57 2-3 representing tho money and securi
ties In tho personal custody of tho treas
urer on November 21 when Mr. McClung
Tho big amount for which Mr. Thomp
son receipted Included 16C.72s.OV) sliver
dollars, $2,H'6,00fl In rold coin, 379.f-Sr,,000 in
paper currency In reserve, JW,6I7,000
in bonds and serurtles and $22,819,000 In
national bank notes In process of redemp
tion. waa ordeied to It on motion of Mr. Batch
elder. JOINT RKSOLUTION ADOPTED.
Granting use of Representatives' hall to
Legislature of 1910.
THIRD READING ORDERED.
H. 136 Relating to armories. (H to 12.)
H. 313 To pay W. S. Iivell.
H. 321 To pay L. H. Greene Co.
II. 322. To pay J S. Sweet and V. R.
ADOPTED IN CONCURRENCE.
Joint resolution relating to tho Illiteracy
THIRD READING ORDERED.
II. 176 To Improve sanitary conditions
In sale of bread and c.iko, as amended.
PASSED IN CONCURRENCE.
II. 1M Relating to determination of
surplus by savings banks nuC trust com
panies. At 10:34, on motion of Mr. Dyer of Rut
land, the Senate adjourned,
S. Imi By Ml. Batch Mdcr, to lncoi
porate the Rochester Savings Bank &
Trusi company To committee on corpntn
Hons. READ THIRD TIME AND PASSED.
S. '.'. 'elating to payments in cheese
S. 115 Relating to buildings on State
H, 132 Amending act to Incorporate city
of St. Albans.
II. 313 Repealing act to Incorporate
Falrvlcw Casualty company.
H. 232 Relating to taxation of rail
roads. THIRD READING ORDERED.
H. 121 Relating to taxation of orchatd
land, as amendrd.
ORDER ED TO LIE.
II. 131 Relative , to tho prncllcu ,of
deutlMry, us :uni.ndeil.
II. ,14 Relating to tlm of holding gen
Pending action on till"
Senate, on motion of r.
Dale, at 2:
Devotional e(rrlses were conducted by
READ THIRD TIME AND PASSED
H. 57 An act to provide for the pay
ment of rebates for advanced Instruction.
II. 134 To Incorporate the Biattiehoio
it Wilmington Railroad company.
II. 1S1 To chniigu tho name of Monkton
pond to Cedar lake
II, 212 To annex a pa it of the town of
lllpton to thu town of Addison.
II. 343 To amend an act to incorotute
the Wellington! u liter company.
11. 315 To enable the Christian Advent
society of Waterhuiy to lonvey its prop
city. RECOMMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE
H. Mo To Incorporate the Ascntney Ac
THIRD READING ORDERED
II. Ill Relating to the transportation of
high n bool pupils, as amended.
RECOMMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE
11 1-Relating to the election and cer
tifying of repiesentntlves to the General
Assembly, as amended.
ORDERED TO LIE.
II. 140 Relating to fifth class licenses,
11 lov-uy Mr. Hunt of Fairfax, tu es
tablish the Vermont State teachers' re
tirement fund To committee on educa
tion. II. 401 By Mr- Martin of Bennington to
Incorporate the Charles Cooper Industrial
si'hool. To committee on corporations.
11. 402 -By Mr. Gage of Weuthersfleld to
provide teacher training courses for th
benefit of rural schools. To committee on
11. By Mr. Fonte of Cornwall, nn
net relating to carload shipments uf
freight from two or more station'-. To
committee on rillronds.
H. 4i)4 Bv Mr. I'errv of Mcminn, relat
ing to taxation of land of munlclpjl cor
porations. To (ommlttee on muntclp.il
H. "!'. As amended, to regulate tho
practice of land surveying for the pro
tection of owners of farm and limber or
PASSED IN CONCURRENCE.
S 73 Relating to cemetery trust funds.
II. V Relating to the practice of den
tistry II ii. To reimburse the town of
Went hei. "Ih hl for money expended in th
building of an Interstate bridge.
II 31.- To relmbursH the town of Lunen
buig for money expended In the building
of an Interstate bridge.
II. .--Relatlng to the election of rep
resentatives to the General Assembly.
. OJ.-ltelatllig to persons disqualified
to hold licenses.
I(t jM To reimburse the town of Thet
ford for money expended on Interstate
jl. i6 Relatln
to the counting of
j I ;44. To reimburse the town uf
Brat tleboro for freeing bridges.
H i"1 To reimburse the town of Rock-
(Coatteafi on bam 4L
WAR WITH TUEi
Refusal to Sign Armistice Ascrib
ed at Constantinople to
FRICTION ADROITLY UTILIZED
Apparent Split in Balkan League
Has Aroused the Liveliest
Interest in All
Constantinople, Dic. 4. An official
note Issued this evening savs: "An
armistice has been concluded with Bul
garia, Servla and Montenegro. The stato
of war with Giceee continue.-) "
Although tho complete term" of the
protocol have not been made public, it
Is learned that the ijuestlon of tevlctual
llng the beleagurud towns was abandon
ed, the government being satisfied that
the tuwim we:e sufficiently supplied with
foodstuffs to last until the conclusion of
Tho only condition mentioned In iho
official communication to the press Is
that the troops will temaln in tlm posi
tions now occupied. It is understood that
no limit has been placed on the armistice
which may be terminated by is bouts'
tiutlcc by r I tiler side.
It Is teported that the Turkish and
Bulgarian deb gates will meet again to
moriow nt Baghtcbe for the purpose of
.urnnclng the preliminaries for the pence
Speculation Is rife as to the real
reason for the failure of Greece to be
a signatory to the armistice. It 's
generally felt that the mere rejection
of the special Greek demands did not
constitute a sufficient reason for
Greece's independent attitude. These
demands were the capitulation of Jnn
Inn anJ the surrender of the Turkish
troops in the Islands of Chios and
In some quarters the attitude of
Greece Is ascribed to niegalo-mnnln.
the type of Insanity where the Ideas
aie exalted. According to anot'ier
low, Turkey hns Mice-ceded in put
ting a wedge between Greece and thu
Slav States, the friction between the
Greeks and the Bulg.nlans at Salonlkl
being, adroitly utilized with that ob.
The situation hns crested an appar
ent split In the Balkan league and has
arouse 1 the liveliest Interest In all
circles, and there is much curiosity re
specting the final outcome.
Meanwhile preparations for the con
elusion of pence wlfi Bulgaria, Servia
and Montenegro are being ptoeeeded
with. It has been agreed that the ne
gotiations shall take place In London
and with good will on both sides it Is
hope.l that they will bo concluded in
about eight days. Thus, with the con
elusion of peace, the Slav States and
Turkey will bo free to devote all the'r
energies against Greece.
BELIEVES GREECE WILL SIGN.
London. Dec. 4 No news has yet been
received that Greece hns signed the
armistice, although she Is expected to do
so, as the protocol provides that the
besieged garrisons are not to be provi
sioned, to which Greece had strongly ob-ti-ct.-d.
The fact that Turkey has ncienl to
this clause Is held to indicate that there
Is no likelihood of the Immediate sur
render of the fortresses
It Is possible that two conferences may
bo sitting concurrently at Ivoridun nfter
next week. The proposal for an ambas
sadorial conference reached the Austrian
foreign ofllce to-day and Is said to have
been sympathetically received by the
Austrian cabinet. Count Von Berchthold,
however. Is delaying his renly until he
has consulted with tint othei membcts of
the triple alliance As Germany Is known
to favor the conference. It Is expected that
Austria will embrace the proposal and tho
ambassadors are likely to meet nt the
same time ns the pcn.v delegates.
With respect to the dispute between the
allies It appears that the Greek govern
ment addressi-d last Saturday a dignified
and touching appeal to ihe governments
of the allies beseeching them to take no
action calculated to weaken or endanger
the league. At the .-mine time Greece of
fered all her nai.vl and military resouces
in case Turkey declined to accept terms
less damaging to wh.it Gieece regarded
as th allies' best Interests
It l understood that this uppoal forms
nn Important historical document which
will show that Gre far from having
any Intention to u-i-ak .iw,i from the
league, made Ihe Mongest eflorts o
maintain It In Its original form.
SITUATION IS CRITICAL,
lxindon. Dec. .1. The Constantinople
i urn spondent of the Post telegmphs:
"From what was told me nt Tho Porte
to-night I infer that the fall of Chios
and Janlna is imminent and that Greece
will sign the armistice immediately after
wards." The Belgrade correspondent of the
Dally Telegraph asserts that Austria Is
nynlu pressing her demands on Servla
and asking for an Immediate reph
"The situation," adds the correspond
Hit, Is eiiili.il, even ihillgeious. 11 In re
ported that Austria now has 3oo,oan troops
within striking dlstunco of the Sorvlnn
frontier, and m.mv vessels are ussumbled
in readiness to transport the troops across
the rivers Save and Danube"
Accoidlllg to ft despatch to the Dally
Mali from Sofia, each State will nom
inate three delegntcs. one being a mili
tary officer, to the peace conference.
The Bulgarians probably will be Premier
GuerJioff, Dr. Daneff and cither General
Snvoff or General Fltchcff,
General Bavot'f has been nppoluted ad
ministrator of tho comiuered territory In
Thrace with he ad quarters at Kirk
Kllumeh. The Turkish delegates, a Constuntl
lioplo despatch In the Mail says, wilt
not b analBtd until BulnrU niaiM
FIGHT A DUEL IN
NEW YORK CITY
One of Few Liko Encounters siiu-o
the Historic Burr-Hamilton
New lork, Dec. 4 Two men charged
with duelling were arraigned in police
court to-day, ono of the few onses of the
kind In New York since the historic Burr
Hamilton affair led to tho making of
duelling a felony. It Is now punishable
by 10 years' Imprisonment and disbar
ment from all public office.
Tho men arraigned were Pintro Dutto
and Charles Van Cent, tho one a young
Italian from Naples nnd the other a
I'rcnohman. They lived at tho same board
"We had been miarrelllnir for fiv n.
-Ii days," Dutto explained In court, "and
ve decided to go out and shoot at each
ether with pistols nt six meters. After
supper we went Into a vacant lot and
Van Cent bore a flesh wound on the
head to which an officer pointed as
"Vldeuco that blood was drawn. The
magistrate held tho duelists for the grand
;ury without ball.
her plenipotentiaries when Turkish dele
gated of equal rank will be chosen.
A Vienna dw-patch to tho Mail says:
"Profound dismay haa been caused In
financial flrcleg here by tho action of
the Hungarian government In introduc
ing a bill In Parliament empowering the
government to proclnlm n moratorium In
caso of need."
ALBANIANS ASIC SUPPORT.
Constantinople, Dec. i. Ismail
Kemal Bey, tho Albanian leader, lias
notified tho Porto of tho proclamation
or Ainanian independence. lie re
quests Turkish support.
Ismail Kemal nays that the Alban
ians are attached to the Ottoman em
pire and the Khallflate, and that tho
proclamation Is Intended to safeguard
Albanian Interests, without Injurlng
tho empire's Interests at a time when
their country to a great extent Is oc
i upled by enemies.
ATHENS I'RESS BELLICOSE.
Athens, Dec. 4. Commenting on the
conclusion of the armistice, the Athens
now&papers express the conviction that
the government will. If necessary, con
tinue the war without her allies.
According to advices from Salonlkl
the Greeks are meeting with consid
erablo opposition In Eplrus. The
Turkish urmy, which retreated from
Monastlr, has not surrendered but
the submission of all detachments con
tinues. An official communication Issued by
the minister of Marine describing tho
operations, of the Greek flcot during
the war gives details of the transport
of 13,000 Bulgnrlan troops and 3,000
finlmals. The fansportx and convoy
ing warships left Salonlkl on the
morning of November 27 and reached
Deadghatrh at one o'clock on the aft
ernoon of the following day, where
they were greeted by p squadron of
the Greek Aegean fleet.
Tin- Bulgarian troops were drawn up
on the decks and cheered heartily. All
were safely landed without a hitch by
evening of November 31. The fleet then
A seml-offlelnl statement denies the
leportod fighting at Serres between tho
Greeks and Bulgarians nnd declares that
the most friendly relations exist between
the allies and their armies. It says that
theie Is reason to believe that the pour
parlors between the Balkan States re
garding peace terms will result In a
common resolution to achieve tho su
preme object of tho war, namely tho
liberation of the Christian populations,
and to maintain full ngreement among
BULGARIANS ARE ANNOYED.
Sofia. Dec. 4 Thu Bulgarian delegates
tu the peace negotiations hav not been
announced, but It Is presumed thnt Dr.
Jianeff, piesldent of the Chamber of
Deputies, will head the mission, and It
Is expected that he will visit Bucharest
before proceeding to London.
Public satisfaction at the completion of
the armistice would be deeper hut for tho
attitude of Greece, which not only excites
annoyance In otliclal quarters but also
arouses apprehensions of future dlffl
i .Itles between Greece and the Balkan
The Sofia newspapers offer no com
ments on the completion of the armistice
or Its terms. The peopli have received
the news without any public demon
stration. No list of casualties has ap
peared since the war began. Many
hundreds of famlllna are receiving no
news and relntlves now await with
anxious suspense the return of the troops.
The Mir says that the garrison at
AdrJanople began a heavy bombardment
nt eight o'clock last night. It continued
until two o'clock In the morning when It
suddenly censed, prohablj owing to the
receipt of the news of the slsnlnc of the
UNCLE SAM'S LIBRARY
HAS 2,000,000 VOLUMES
Washington. Dec. 4 Creation of a
"book" or "library" post so that thu pleat
library of Congress might be placed In
more Intimate and moie economical touch
with the other libraries of the country,
was advocated by the librarian of Cop.
grees In his annual report submitted to
day to Congress. Because of tho growth
of the Institution he also recommended
that the name be changed to "the library
of the United States" as more clearly
Indicating Its national character
The Ulnar y during i.ie i,t..t fiscal year
was enriched 1 the addition if more than
lJO.tXD printed volumes and pamphlets
This accretion Includes many gifts of rare
and valuable volumes nnd collections thnt
scarcely could be had for any price
There are now more than 2,ooo,(ii)0 books
on tho library's shelves,
A feuture of the library's work during
the year was that undertaken by Dr. Hlng
Kwat Kung, who completed a rclentltlc
catalogue of more than 7,000 Chinese
volumes treating of agriculture, botany,
horticulture and materia medlca
The Boston Post says the extent of
tho de luxe book swindle has astounded
postal authorities, Residents of Boston
are estimated to have contributed $l,ono,
0W'. New KnKland $3,fim,(ioo and the whole
country shout $15,000,000 during the years
wu Uu swlrfVa ,
Will Stand in Potomac Park anr-
Cost United States about
HEROIC FIGURE IN CENTER
Building Will Be Built of Mai
ble and Be Surrounded by
Doric Columns 44
Washington. Dc. 4. After 15 un
successful meetings the Lincoln me
morial commission to-night decided at
a conference In the White House to
approve the design for a monument to
the martyred ITesldent submitted by
Henry Bacon, a New York architect
President Taft. chairman of the com
mission, presided and Speaker Clark,
Representative Cannon, Senators Cul
lom. Wetinoi" and Martin were pres
ent. Tho President will send to Con
gress to-morrow a special message
transmitting the report of tho memor
ial commission and recommending1 th
accepted design. It will receive thu
support of the commission and It I'
believed will be accepted by Congress
The design approved to-nlcht Is fo
a rectangular marble structure In Po
tomac Park, In? feet lonpr and 84 fee
wide, surrounded on two nldnr. h
Doric columns 44 feet high and syci
reer, nvo inches In diameter. In .
central hall within the nfrtirtnro nrii
stand a heroic figure of Abraham Lin
coin surrounded by Ionic columns 81.
feet In helfrht. On one of tho wnllk
of the central hall on a bronze ubW
will lie Lincoln's Gettysburg nddres,
and on the opposite wall his second
inaugural address. The memorial wl
cost about J1.77n,000 and the rest o)
the $2,000,000 authorized by Congresi
will be used In improvement of thr
site and In architect's fees.
NO UPSETS IN LICINSE VOTE
Election Held In 14 Maaaachoaettt
Cities New Bedford Mayor
4ietn 18th Term.
Boston, Dec. 3 No upsets In the licence
vote occurred, according to early returns,
'n tho II Massachusetts cities which heli
elections to-day. In all these oxeepi
Taunton, mayors wen- elected, ono of th
principal fights being In Now Bedford,
whero Chru-Ies S. Ashley wns re-elected
for his 16th term. In cities where na
tional party lines prevailed, six republi
cans were successful and two demo
crats. Progressives entered the tight It
three cities, T'lttsfleld, Qulney and Walt
ham, but met with no success except It
Qulney where they elected two council
men at large.
The fight for school comltteemen !
Fall River furnished the mast Intexestlni
feature, ten thousand women castlnj
votes. Democrats won two of the thres
positions on the school board.
Eight mayors were successful tv
seeking re-election. They were: Franl!
O. Hardy, (citizen,), In Fitchhurg; Ed
win II. Moulton, (no designation), in
Haverhill; John B. White, (republi
can), In Holyoke; J. Henry Oleason.
(republican). In Marlboro; Charles R.
Ashley, (no designation), In New Bed
ford; William 1L Felker. (republican).
In Northampton; Eugene R. Stone, (re
publican), In Qulney, and Patrick .Tv
Duane, (democrat), in Waltham. Moy
or Edward IL Lathrop, (democrat), of
Springfield, who sought a re -election
for a third term, lost to his republics
opponent. John A. Denlson. Otiet
mayors elected were James II. Kar
(republican). In Fall River; Harry C
Foster, (no designation). In Glouces
ter, anJ P. J. Moore, (democrat). In
The referendum granting; firemen
ono day off In flvo was carried In all
the cities except Northampton.
SUES A BURLINGTON MAN.
J. A. Merrill Claim He Uss Paid All
nnrn la Worth.
Middlebiiry, Dec. 4 Tho real worx of
Addison county court was started at nine
o'clock this morning with the begtnnlnsj
of the first jury trial of the terra, John
M. Alden vs. J. A. Merrill et a I. Mr.
Alden Is a building contractor In Ver
gennes and Mr Merrill Is a resident o
It Is claimed Mr the plaintiff that in thr
summer of last year lie built a large l.in
for Merrill and his wife, Anna S. Merrill,
on n farm owned by them In Wwt Addi
son under a written contract calling for
the payment of ll.MO, five hundred and
eight dollars of which the plaintiff still
claims to be due and for which he brings
suit. Tho defendant claims that the work
was not done in proper and workmanllk
manner nnd according to contract an
that the amount already paid Is alt tha;
Alden Is entitled to on the Job The cart
took all ilaj and has not been nmpleicil,
George V. .iuuit nt Verniuies a"d JiTUf
B. Douowny of Middleoury ere the attor
neys for the plaintiff and V. A Bulla' d of
Burlington appears for the dnfenunt
At ten o'clock this morning tho grind
Jury was ushered Into court and Judge
Miles then stated to them that it had boot
ascertained that one of their member.?
Norman J. Atwnil uf Rlpton. was dis
qualified from seiTlrus as i grand Juror
and he was thereforo excused. Henry C.
Roscoe of New Haven was called fmr
tho court room to fill his place and thr
grand Jury nt once retired to do Its work
The bishop of Tonga In Manhattan ou
his way from London back to tho Friend
ly Jslnnds, wlieto theie jtill uro trlhn of
laiuubaU, sas llfu there Is safer than in
1 ai sal u.