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THE BARRE DAILY TIMES
VOL. XXVI. No. 243.
BARRE, VERMONT. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1922.
TRICE, TWO CENTS.
GREAT BRITAIN WOULD
CUT REPARATIONS TO
And Then, If Germany
Does Not Comply, Would
Perhaps Join in Coercive
Measures As Proposed
By France to Enforce Al
CROWD SWARMS BEACH
TO WATCH FOR RUM
Prime Minister B o n a r
Law's Complete Plan
Was Passed Upon By
British 'Cabinet and Will
Be Taken To the Allied
London, Dec. 30 (By the .Associated
Tress). Prime Minister Bonax Law
will take to the Paris conference of
premier, a complete plan, upon which
the British cabinet passed judgment
yesterday," in the hope of obtaining
a French agreement for,a final settle
ment of the reparations problem, it
wan announced in British official quar
Details of Mr. Bonar Law's repara
tions plan were not available, but it
s believed it will et down Germany's
.total obligation at approximately one
Hf third the Versailles! treaty figure.
The British desire that the French
give Germany a fair trial under the
new scheme which, if it is not pro
ductive of the desired results, would
be supplemented by French schemes
involving' coercive methods.
It was stated in official circles this
forenoon that it was believed the
speech delivered by Secretary of State
Hughes in New Haven list night
would be helpful to the Paris confer
ence. . . ; " .
One third of the Versailles treaty
figures which Mr. Bonar Law's repara-
tiou plan is believed to Call for, would
be 44,000,060,000, gold marks or ap
The treaty of Versailles did not
name any definite sum due from Ger
niany, but specified the various classes
of damage under which Germany was
to pay reparations. The duty of asaess
'V )ng the damage was assigned to the
v repartion commission.
MORTGAGE ON, ', '
WEALTH OF GERMANS
TO TWENTY PER CENT
Hopeful That Some of the Wrecked
Spindler's Cargo Would Be
Provineetown, Mass., Pec. 30. With
the Yarmouth, N. S., schooner Annie
L. Spindler, wrecked on Race Point yes
terday while running rum, still fast
aground, the beaches of this end of
Cape Cod were doubly patrolled to
day. The coast guards, whose vigilance
saved the lives of Captain Denie Amero
and his crew, were supplanted by scores
of. persons from this and other cape
towns to whom sight of a wreck alone
was no new thing. But the prospect of
having some of the 600 cases of whis
key which the Spindler's ' manifest
showed she carried, come washing
ashore, was the subject of keen obser
The schooner, a three-master, which
according to her papers was bound
from St. Pierre for Nassau, is a wreek
beyond possibility of salvage, it was
said. How much of her cargo remains
aboard is not certain. The coast jruard
omciais say the matter is not one that
they can discuss. Captain Amero said
he found it necessary to throw most of
it overboard during the storm Thurs
day night which blew the schooner onto
this coast. . i .
HIGH SCHOOL GIRL SHOT,
The Tragedies Took Place in New
York Early Thii
New York, Bee. 30. One of three
men early to-day abotNi hich school
girl as she was en route from a school
entertainment, killed a policeman and
in turn was shot and probably fatal
ly wounded by another policeman.
the girl, Minnie Finkelsteln. 17. was
snot through the hip. Her wound was
not serious. I he dead officer was Wil
liam J. O'Malley, a probationary po
'DOLLAR A YEAR'
Together With Benedict
Crowell, Assist. Sec. of
War Under Wilson
THEY QUIT LAND
President Offers It To
Eight I. W. W. Convicts
in Hayward Case
THEY MUST NEVER
RETURN TO AMERICA
FACED DEATjH UNFLINCHINGLY.
Is Said to Be Guiding Principle of Rep
arations Proposals Which
'.' Germany Will Make. '
Paris, Dec. 30. A mortgage on the
wealth of the German people up to
20 per cent of its total value is the
cuiding principle of the reparations
proposals which Germany will make to
the premier conference, according to
the version 01 the lierman plan giv
en by Luden Chassaigne, foreign edi
lor of the Journal.
The mortgage, the writer says,
would be established by means of in
come tax returns. .Small business
would make direct payments on the
obligation, but in the case of large con
feres special shares of non-voting
tock having preference in the profits,
would he created. All these shares
would be centered in a bank in Hol
land or Switzerland managed by a
mixed control board presided over by
Such a mortgage, M. Chassaigne
rays, is estimated by the Germans to
produce thirty billon gold marks. In
return, however, Chancellor Cuno, the
article declares, will ask for abroga
tion of those clauses of the Versailles
treaty which limit German commercial
Although France accepts the prin
ciple of a mortgage on German wealthy
the editor says that Herr Cuno's fig
ure is much too small inasmuch as the
French share in the total would drop
to sixteen billion gold marks, or about
lialf of the amount she has already
spent in reconstructing the devastated
The international bankers, the writ
rr asserts, are inclined to favor a loan
The Petit Paris ien learns that the
French reparations plan is now ready
nd that it requires only the approval
of Premier Poincare, who will examine
it Suniav. A mating of the experts
was held at the foreign office yester
day and it is understood that a com
plete understanding was reached be
tween them and the staff of Marshal
Foch, which is rfaarged with providing
fr ptsible military consequences. .
14 T LEAST ONE DEAD
IN ARDMORE FIRE
' Tw Block f Prsme Buildings Were
Ardmore, Okia.. Dec 30. At lt
one person was killed id two bWks
Two Men Executed at Kilkenny, First
Belfast. Dec 30. (By tha Associated
PrSfi 1 Th . J Mtt Win A ll iH annir
In which two men were "put to death
yesterday as enemie of the Irish Free
State, were the first to be carried out
by the government outside of Dublin.
The two men executed were John
Phelan and Murphy. Both were recent
ly captured in south Kilkenny with
arms and ammunition in their posses
The condemned men were attended
during their last moments by fathers
tavanaugh and Urea. The prisoners
walked steadily to the place of execu
tion and unflinchingly faced the firing
squad, me volley was heard through
out the town.
Phelan, who was a laborer, left 1
widow and two children; Murphy, a
farm worker, was single.
But Ee Says He May Offer Amend
ment to Some Other
Washington, Dec. 30. Although pri
vstely. stating that lie was prepared to
offer it as an amendment to some other
bill should the necessity arise, 8en
ator Borah's decision to withhold his
proposal for an international economic
conference as an amendment to the
naval appropriation bill was regarded
to-day aa having settled the immediate
issue which has held the Senate in
it grip for nearly a week.
The, Idaho senstors announcement
that he would withhold the proposed
amendment came as the climax after
administration assurances had been
given by Senator Watson of Indiana,
that the president alpready was sound
ing out the situation in a way which
might lead to a movement aiding in
the adjustment or economic conditions
In Europe. r
FOUR GAS VICTIMS
AT BROCKTON, MASS.
With Windows Shut Tight and Gat
Heater and Jet Going
Brockton, Mass., Dec 3a With 'the
door and the windows closed ticht and
a gas heater, and jet going full blast,
Katchador S. Katchacheria, 35, a mer
chant tailor; bis wife, Armet, 30, their
baby, barop, six months, and a niece,
Aghagany, 14, were smothered when
the gas flames ate up the oxygen in
their comparatively small bed room, j
The bodies were found this forenoon.
The aieoe had apparently attempted to
get out of the room, but fell before
she was able to open the door.
STILL AT ODDS
At End of Sixth Week f the Laosanne
Lausanne, IVr. 30 (By the Associated
Press 1 The Near East coBfriee
complete its sixth wk to-day with
the allied and Turkish delegations still
at odds over important issues.
As Jsmet J aha and s associate
awaited fsiiii'T instruction frc-tn their
of frame bu!ee bniidinirs wsre d- I reirernment at Ansv ra, it smcd eer-5 ".d. BlaiKksM, Barry
strayed, in aa earlv morn in? fire lw?e
Special Grand Jury In
vestigating War Frauds
Washington. D. C, Dec. 30 (By the
Associated Press). Benedict Crowell,
assistant secretary of war under the
Wilson administration and six "dol
lar a year" men associated with the
council of national defense, were in
dicted here to day by the special grand
jury in vest iga ting war frauds, . on
charges of conspiracy to defraud the
government in construction of war
time army camps and cantonments.
The others indicted are , William A.
Starrett. Morton CTuttle, C. W. Lun-
doff, Clair Forster, John 8. McGibbons,
James A. Meers. .
The indictment charges a conspiracy
to maladminister existing laws and
regulations; to control the giving of
contracts to friends, associates apd
clients under the "cost plus" system,
which it is charged resulted in a loss
to the government of millions of dol
lars and reduced the morale, of labor.
Were Convicted of Con
spiracy and Violation
of War-time Laws
AT BOSTON GUARDED
Action Was Said to Be Due to At
tempt to Rob a Young Womaa
of Department Pay Roll.
Boston, Dee. 30. The state treas
urer's office in the State House was
under guard by two polk oflicers in
plain clothes to-day. This action, which
officials would not discuss, was said
to have been due to art attempt by two
men to rob a young woman with a
partial payroll of a state department
in the corridor of tha Capitol yester
day. . -
Ibe young woman was said to have
left the treasurer's office with a fair
ly large sum of money. In a corridor
she was accosted by a man who start
ed towards her, whistling sharply. A
second man stepped from behind a pil
lar at the signal. The young woman,
however, screamed and ran, and - tha
men turned away and escaped.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 30. The sen
tences of eight members of the Indus
trial Workers of theWorld, convicted
in the Haywood case of conspiracy and
violation of .war-time laws, were com
muted by President Harding to-day to
expire at once on condition that the
eight prisoners leave the United States
and never return.
The men whose sentences were com
muted were 1
Aurrelio Vincent i Azuara sentenced
to twenty years; C. J. Bourg, ten
years; Peter Green, ten years; Charles
L. Lambert, twenty years; Harry
Lloyd, five years; Burt Ixirton, ten
years; Warn bcarlett, twenty years;
Archie (Sinclair, ten years.
All the men are subject to deporta
tion and it was a condition of their
commutation that should they return
to this country, the clemency granted
would be void. It was further said that
the president had reached the decision
that should any one of them return,
they would be apprehended and re
turned to Leavenworth penitentiary to
serve omj. the remainder ot his sen
tence. - ' . '
The prisoners will be given sixty
days in which to arrange tor their de
partura and will be required to give
bond on tbeir departure from prison
that" they will appear at a stated time
and surrender themselves for deport
WITH DRAWN GUNS
BANDITS MADE RAID
He Is Held In Connection With the
Baltimore Md., Dec. 30, Dr. M. B.
Mi Roin, held here on a rharuft of mur
der in connection with the killings of
Watt Daniels and Thomas Richards by
hooded men in Mer Rouge, La., was suf
ferinir from bronchitis at the city jail
to-day. lie was ordered to bed by the
iail physician, who issued instructions
that visitors be denied the patient.
Special deputy hheriff Calhoun "of
Morehouse i'arish, IM., who naa with
1 a requisition on the governor of
Man land for the returne to Louisiana
of Dr. McKoin. is expected to arrive
to-morrow. It it believed lovernor
Ritchie will not act on the case until
TWO MEN FATALLY .
HURT IN COLLISION
Got Away With $20,000 When They
Caught Cleveland Paymaster and
Escort OS Guard.
Cleveland, O., Dec. 30. Armed ban
dits to day held up the paymaster of
the Ferry Cap and Screw company
with the $20,000 weekly payroll. The
robbers entered the offices of the com
pany with pistols drawn. The pay
master, just returned from a bank
with the money, heavily guarded by an
armed escort, was caught off his guard
by the audden raid.
KIDNAPPED GIRL BACK.
LITTLE VALUE ,
Douglas Woodhouse So
Considered By Elder
SEEKING NEW TRIAL
OF ALIENATION CASE
Verdict of $465,000 "Shock
to the Judicial Sense of
Whea Automobile Was Struck
Train at Woodbury,
Woodbury, N. J., Dec. 30. Clarence
Alexander Wrav, a member of the 191 B
Cnivereity of Pennsylvania football
team and Lewis A. Bruncer of Miila-
delphia died early, to day as a result
of injuries received when a Pennsyl
vania railroad train struck their auto
mobile her late last night. Miss Cath
erine M. Johnston, Philadelphia, and
Miss Elisabeth M. Price, Washington.
D. C. were injured.
W. C H0AG AGAIN CHAMPION
Of Vermont Checker Player, in Plty-
9 at Montpelier.
W. C Hoar of Buriinrtoa again holds
the championship for Vermont checker
players, running vp 51 points at the
annual playoff held in tho Apollo club
rooms in Moatpelier Wednesday after
noon and Thursday morning. Hoag was
losely trailed by W. U. Johnon of
Norwich, who finished with SO points.
meet Stacy of Barre gained consider-
ble attention early in the games but
bis playing fell off towards the close.
The scores of the eighteen players
aking part as fnllow) W. C- Hiag.
Burlington, 51 ; W. O. Johnson, Nor-
K-h. SO; Wiliiam Gill. White River
Junction, and Enwst ftary, Barre. 4;
i H- Perry and W. H. Me-er, Barre,
2i H. L Douglas, North Calais, 40;
Loweai MeLeod, Barre, 3; W. D. In-
galla, Kichford, and A. C Bianchard,
Montpelier, 31; J. . Tagfart, Ran-
olph, 31; . U I r rkms, Jdontpeiier,
31; F. . Lambrrtoon, MarsfcfMd, and
r. ; t . 1 Un
Soon After Father Had Reported Dis-
appearance to Polico.
Detroit, De,. 30c Eicht ar old
Mary Giovannangeli, kidnapped eight
nays ago and held for a ransom of
$20,000 was returned to her home to
day less than 12 hours after her fa
ther, Nichols Giovannangeli, east side
banker, had reported her dissppear
a nee to the polios.
She had not been harmed and in
formed her parents she had been tak
en to a farmhouse. Hhe had been well
cared for and even feted on Christmas
day, she said.
Attorney Had Been in Failing Health
Since an Elevator
BrooIJine. Mass., Deis. 30. Board-
man Hall, a Boston attorney, commit
ted suicide to-day by shooting himself
through the mouth with a pistol at his
home here. He had been in failing
health since an elevator accident a year
ago. He was at one time an assistant
district attorney in Boston. He was
born in Bangor, Me.
Burlington, Dec, 30. Attorneys for
the defense confined all their efforts
to arguing for a new trial in the Wood
house million dollar alienation suit
before Judge S. R. Moulton in Chit
tenden county court wnen a hearing
was given on the motion to set aside
the verdict of $405,000 against Mr,
and Mrs. L. E. Woodhouse as being
excessive and bias. . JNo attempt was
made to seek to have the verdict cut
Attorney W. R. Austin, for Dorrit
Woodhouse, stated to the court that
ho wished to have it appear on the
records that he had been handed the
motion five minutes before the argu
ments were begun.
Charles H. Darling, who read the
motion first arued that the amount
of compensatory damages was gross
ly excessive because the cate didn't
slww anything of peculiar value in the
affections, consort or companionship of
Douglas Woodhouse. It was necessary
in fixing the damages to arrive at the
value of Douglas ca a married man.
There was nothing to show that Doug
las had a peculiar value but rather
the evidence showed that he was of
less value than the ordinary man in
The actual damages were inconsid
erable, according to Mr. Darling's ar
gument. The loss f conjugal society
was inconsequantal. After Dorrit and
Douglas were married they w?ra to
gether but a small part of tli time
and the final separation came about
a year after the wedding. There waa
nuthiog to show that any effort waa
made by eitbet Dorrit orDonglas to
hold the other. There was a feeling
of indifference between them all
through their married life, If it wasn't
something less. There was no effort
at home ties. The attorney also ar
gued that there was nothing to show
that Douglas was susceptible to out
side .influences and there was also no
evidence to show that there was any
coercion used by the parents.
Douglas waa not worth any mors
than rto.000 and any aid he couki
render in a financial way certainly
could not exceed that. Judge Darling
argued that to place the valuation of
a man worth $w,000 at 405,000 wm
a "shock to the judicial sente of jus
ties." He also argued that when it
came to the pain, humiliation and suf
fering of the wife in the case there
was nothing to show that it was any
greater in this case than in similar
cass which bad resulted in a verdict
as low as a dollar.
Dorrit Woodhouse was in the 'court
room but neither Mr. or Mrs. Wood
house was nresent. There wern fsw
er than a half dozen persons in the
Dr. Frederick Osgood of
; Townshend Made Calls
250 TOYS DISTRIBUTED.
SENT FOR NURSE, DIED
BEFORE SHE CAME
Acute - Pneumonia And
Heart Trouble Causes of
Bratlleboro. Dec. 30. Dr. Frederick
I Osgood of Townshend, aged 64, town
reprcacntativeslelect to the legislature
which convenes at Montpelier next
week, died of acute pneumonia and
heart trouble this morning. He made
his regular calls yesterday afternoon
called for the public health nurse this
morning but died before she arrived.
Dr. Osgood was a native of Brook
line.' He was graduated from the lini
versity of Vermont and practksed in
Townshend and the surrounding tern
tory for 33 years. He was a member
of the .Masonic and Odd fellows or
ders and was town moderator, . . .
He leaves his wife, who was Liita
Davidson, and two sons, Fred I.. Os
eood. a chemist in Pittsburgh, and M
Mark Osgood, a teacher in White River
CONVENE NEXT W EEK
KEEP ROAD OPEN.
LOSSES CAUSED SUICIDE.
Joseph Burke, Newr York Bookkeeper,
Dropped 127,500 ia Six Months.
New York, Dec. 30. Stock market
losses, which reduced his bank account
from f'29,000 to $1500 in six months,
were believed by police to have
Cmpted the suicide of Joseph Burke,
kkeeper, found dead in his home
last night from gas. A note to his
sister, Mrs. E.-B. Thome of Pleasant
ville, N. Y., said he was tired of liv-
ine- . " .
WITH BRICK IN HAND,
BEFORE GEM WVSDOW
Maa Giving Nam of Edward Edgar-
' son Waa Arrested ia
Boston. Dec. 30. A man giving the
name of Edward Edarson, with aliases
of Anderson and Burke, was appre
hended by police in front of a jeweler'a
window to-day, - holding a brwtc
wrapped in a newspaper. In hi pock
ets were found a clipping from a New
York newspaper of Nov. 13, describing
a iewelry robbery there, in which
000 worth was taken, effected by break
ing a window with a br-k: wrapped in
a towel. Pawn tirkels in his pockets
bore New York addresses.
By Exptosioa ef Chamber ia Burring
Wevmouth, Msec, Dec. 30. Tha ex-
potion of a chamber ia a rhirring ma
Proposal Under Way for Highway Be
tween Barre and Montpelier.
Automobile owners of this city, who
have been contemplating putting up
their cars because of the recent heavy
tall of snow, need not do so, accord
ing to plans under way by the Barre
and Alontpeiier Boards of Trade. They
plan to keep ope for travel all win
ter the road between Barre and Mont
pelier. From the standpoint of business
men in Barre and Montpelier it is a
good idea and they are willing to give
both their assistance and support in
bringing it about, several already
pledging from $-0 to 100 for the
Lyndon ville and St. Johnsbury can
be taken aa an example of towns in
wnicn-ina project nai worked out suc
cessfully. Last year the roads not only
oeiween inese two towns but also be
tween Lyndon ville and Burke, a dis
tance: of four miles, and Lyndonville
to Sheffield, a distance of seven miles.
were kept open for traffic. The work
coat the town of Lyndonville about
$T, which was the ordinary cost of
roiling meir own roads. Other contri
butions, made by creamery owners and
aoctors, took care of the balance.
The town clerk of Lrndonvilie aavs
"We had -good wheeling all winter and
the roads. were good as far as White
River Junction except in one or two
small towns. The equipment used was
. , 1 ...
jus irguiar roao scraper which
scraped the road wide enough to allow
the passage of two cars at any point."
a . v ,
" r j uanBxs IS lO o DIS fie
among tha large business men of the
city and, later, the Individual owners
will be asked for their help in the
work. Tho committee in charge from
Montpelier consists of Mayor D. K.
Lillie, W. I McKee and P. E. Callahan,
while the Barre committee is composed
of J. B. Kelly, Dan Perry, H. U Camp
bell and 1L G. Bennett.
TALK OF THE TOWN
Governor-Etect Proctor Will Be
augurated Thursday, It
Next eek bide fair to be a busy
week in Montpelier, with all of the ar
rangements that are now planned in
connection with the convening of leg
islature. Monday is New years day
with usual functions that attend that
holiday, while Tuesday morning Unit
ed State district court will convene,
and also the Vermont supreme court.
These two courts will bring many at
torneys into Montpelier.
The same day tha winter meeting of
the Vermont Bar association will take
place and this will bring out many at
torneys who may not be interested in
the opening of the supreme and other
Ob Wednesday the courts will settle
down to -the usual handling of cases
nd the legislators, having arrived on
Tuesday, will assemble at tha State
House for . the three months' sojourn,
the general assembly convening sat 10
o'clock that morning, being calhalt to
order by the secretary Of state, who
will preside until a speaker is elected.
The other officers will be elected and
then adjournment will occur until the
afternoon session when the drawing of
seat will occur. Possibly the women
who have been elected will be given the
first .chances. Lieutenant Governor
Abram Foot will preside over the Sen
ate until the second day of the ses
sion, in all probability.
It looks as though Roswell Austin
would be elected clerk of the House
sgain without opposition, while M. C
Taft yery likely will return as secre
tary of the Senate. They will each
act informally until election occurs. If
it is agreeable to the speaker of the
House and th president of the Senate,
very likely the official reporters will
At Salvation Army Christmas Tree
The Christmas tree eirercises of the
Salvation Army were held in the corpis1
headquarters last night, the haU being
filled and young and old being made
cheerful throutrh the irradiation of the
Christmas spirit or the distribution of
gifts.- As many as 250 toys were
passed out to the boys and girls, the
two trees being covered with articles
of many sorts, An interesting pro
gram was carried out.
The program was as iollowss Red
tation, "Xmas Time," George Chris
tianj song, "Santa Claus," Miss Flor
ene Bertrams organ selection, "Christ
mas Carol," Mrs. Briggs; instrumental
duet, "God Gave His toon," Capt. n.
Bevan and Lieut. R. Fitton ; vocal
quartet, "Come and Worship," Ensign
Kusso and capt. xurKingon or moni
pelier and Capt. Bevan and Lieut. Fit
ton of Barre: home scene in the Chap
lin family, by oung ladies: recitation
Miss Freda Spreadburyt Christmas
sonff. Miss Lillian Spreadbury; instru
mental duet. "Nearer. My God. to
Thee," Capt. Bevan and Lieut. Fitton
oriran selection, "Scatter Seeds o
Kindness," Mrs. Briggs; vocal solo
Mrs. Briggs 5 reading of 23d psalm.
Capt. .Bevan; vocal duet, "there is
Fountain," Capt. Bevan and Lieut
DEATH OF C. E. THWING.
Marshfield Merchant Was Former Res
ident of Barre.
Marshfield, Dec. 30. -The coram uni
tv was saddened and shocked to learn
of the eudden death of C E. Thwing
Friday morning at 6 o clock. Although
he had not enjoyed good health for the
past two years, owing to a tubercular
trouble, he had apparently been as
well as usual, and was attending to
cuHtomers in his stoTe Thursday fore
noon. In the afternoon he suffered
a fainting attack and grew gradually
worse until he peacefully passed away
the following morning.
Tha deceased was born in Barre 59
years ago th 17th of this month, the
son of James and Eliza (Peck) Thwing.
He worked at the granite trade in
Barre until 12 years ago, when he
came to this town and purchased the
hardware store of the late T. II. Bar
ton. ! ''
Mr. Thwing was highly respected by
his fellow townsmen and bis honesty
and strict adherence to the golden rule
won for him many friends. In his
passing the community has suffered a
distinct loss. '
The deceased was twice married, his
first wife dying Sept. 11, 1911, soon
after coming to this town. On Aug. 5,
11114, ha married Miss Idiui G. bmith
of this place. She survives, as do two
sisters, Mrs.. Adella Scott of Barre and
Mrs. Frances Clark of Medford, Mass
He waa a member of Marshfield
lodge, K. of P.. and of the Masonic
lodge of Barre and Nobles of the Mys
tic hftrine. , - ,
Funeral services will b held Tues
day at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, with
burial in th family lot in Barre. "
FUNERAL OF. YOUNG BOY.
Was Held at Home of His Parents On
Madison St. .
The funeral of little James S. Milne,
eight year old son of Alderman and
Mrs. John K. Mi Ine, was held at 1:30
this afternoon from the house at 11
Madison street. Rev William McN.
Kittredge of the Presbyterian church,
of which the boy was a constant at
tendant, officiated. 1 here was a great
profusion of flowers from friends and
neitrhsora, as well as many nice set
pieces. - ;
The bearers were six little piav-
mates and friends of the child, beine
be Charles DeF. Bancroft, who has had' Joseph Rousse, James McDonald,
tmsinainnsi 11 a T 1 . ' - v-t .it 1
experience, Mr. Crane of Burlington
and Vharles T. Walter of St. Johns-
bury, who are. new men on tho job.
Fred Creaaey, who has served two ses
sion aa door keeper of the House, will
bo on the job again, as will Postmaster
Porter, who haa served for two ses
sions. Thursday morning, if the usual
form is used, the retiring governors
message will be given and in the aft
ernoon Governor-elect Rcdfield Proctor
will tell the legislature his ideas about
economy in state administration and,
having performed that duty, he will
take up th active work as vxnt.ir
of th state.
Governor James Hartneas. in the eve
ning of that day, will irive a retention
to th incoming governor. Other func
tions whirh generally pert sin to the
opening of session seem to be eliminated.
Burton Bell, Francis Drake, John
Fittgerald and Amiel Chatot.
Among those from out of town in
attendance were Mrs. James Stephens
of Ae Haven, limn., and other rel
atives and friends from Montpelier,
North Montpelier and nearby towns
The city council, of which Mr. Milne is
a member, attended in a body
The child's body wss taken to the
vault at Elmwood cemetery to await
interment in the family lot in Hope
cemetery in the spring.
Barre Teleph j Operator,
Mrs. EU- Broggi, .
' Averte tig Loss
AS FIREOKE OUT
IN SHEPl?,D CO. STORE
Firemen boon Put Out Fire
But Smoke Did Much
FUNERAL OF E. P. JOHNSON.
SAZT0NS RIVER BOY SHOT.
Victor Burgess, 10, Victim of Gua H
Saxton River, Dec. 30, f tor Bur
gess, lo year-old son of Archi V.
ll . . . ,1.. ,i n
uiK ui ma iui roaa. nutnm i
River, died Thursday evening four!
Waa Held at th Hooker Chapel Yes-
Funeral services for Edwin P. John
son, who passed away at the City hos
pital Wednesday after an illness cov
ering a period of several years, was
held from the Hooker chapo! yesterday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. F. L.
Good speed of the Congregational
church officiated before a large gath
ering of friends and relatives. The
bearers for the service were friends
of the deceased.
Among those from out of town who
hour, aft-r . cam her to attend were Air. anS Airs,
a 22 rifle lodged a bullet in his brain.
The bullet entered iust below th
left ear end went out completely
through the brain and fractured U
skull, making madical aid hopeless.
Th Purges lad with hi older
brother, Morton, who is 13 year old
George Fox of Wareham, Mans., Ar
thur Johnson.Worcest, and Mrs. F JL
Harris of Worcester, brothers and sis
ters of the deceased. There were al
several other distant relative from
surrounding towns present.
After the short servic the body was
and his grandmother 80 odd years. W ,' conveyed t th Green Mount cern
been in th wood lot at th rear of the j'T in Montpelier for , entombment
Burgess home and were returning whea
vn accident occurred. The rrand-
mothrr was walking with Victor be
hind tha load of wond, when audenly
the gun, which ta lad carried, went off
and he fell to the road. Bush along
tf roadway are believed to have
caught th trigper. Dr. W. D. Bowen
of Sxtow River was called but
could do little for the boy.
Th first regular meeting of f'ohM.
Hill grange for the new vear will take
place Tuesday, Jan. 2, whea th officers
for the coming year will be installed.
District Deputy Russell Collins of East
Montpelier, assisted by Mrs. Russell
Collins, will have charge of th tn
stallatioa of officer, whk'h will b fol
lowed by a short program and euppr.
The program ia a follows: Readmit tinned by the Senate
m . . . m . t .
m am rrporv i rnaincaD fl committer
A Collect or ef Cuitsmi for Vermont
Waterbury,' De. 30. H. C. White
hill was informed to-day that. hi ap
pointment s collector of customs for
th district of Vermont and Cbo coun
ty. New Hampshire, ha bee coa-
until spring, when burial can be made.
There were a large number of flow
er and set piece sent by friends and
relatives for th service.
BASK MERCER RATIFIED.
tnday. Two other person 'e report
lain that a settlement cf ei cn one of I enla, 25: C C. Lsrrherton. Mars
the froiMe vne prrsb'etns no the aifa-JtS; A. C U'raan. Mrifir U. and
ta ci.u'd not take p'ace tfc.s jer. D sn mGvo4 in, M t Ip'lier, 11.
chin caused the death to-day of t's-joa good ofth order, s read at th
car Gailadet while at work at th j annual session of the state grange bv
Lat V ermouth Wool Raring com-j Mr. Dnuglaa Roben; piano solo, Karj
psay. Struck on the head by part of s Winters; c ot. I number, Edna Mc
ttie cvlinder. Gailadet wt flung I Allister, assisted br Nannie Norm.
nor Lathrrp. era es and t
bfied. j famuca an opetiT on the fu jrth fWr j F.lii
! Nr-jirt a wool wrsTg ir.atine oa the . V!
Vermoat National and Peoples Na
tional f Bratlleboro.
BratUeboro, Pre 30, Stockholder
of both th People's National bank and
th erroont National bank ia special
meeting yesterday voted to ratifv
a a agreement of consolidation entered
into by th board of directors nnder
the name Vermont-People's National
In th meeting of th People's Na
tional bank stockholders lfil share
oit of th total of 2.000 wer Toted.
Of this Bomber 15M were in favwr of
th consolidation and share held by
Wa.ai.i-to. County Cnrt Meet. Jsa vT
Washington county eosirt wil ma. I t!dt-k)wtdrr' meet. 42i scares
ne Thursday worartj?. Jsnnsry 4'.h. were votd out of a total tf Jvi
to finish the tns .f the Jept nahrr j shares. Not a shsre was voted
term wfckb wss left unfinished h'it j sramot the wterger rls and o
Prompt action by a night teleplwn
operator, Mrs. Ethel Broggl, in calling
the fire department at 12:30 this morn
ing, after she saw the reflection of fire
in the rear of the- Quarry Bank build
ing, averted a heavy loss and possible
destruction of the bulling. Responding
with the heavy motor truck, the fire
men found a brisk fire in a workshop
at the rear of the Mrs. Shepard Co.,
Inc.,. woman's apparel store, and the en
tire store filled with smoke. The loss
from fire itself is not large but the
smoke damage is considerable.
The firemen did not find it necessary
to use water as the partial contents of
a 45-gallon tanic sufficed to extinguish
the flames enough so that burning hats,
dresses and other materials in th
workshop eould be hurled out of the
window in the rear of the store. The
building was only slightly damaged by
fire, the flames being checked after
they had burned around the window in
the workshop; and the beaver-board
partitions kept the flames from get
ting into the store itself although the
fire had been smouldering and burning
for hours probably six hours before
The cause of the fire was an elec
tric flatiron, whieh had been left with
the current turned on when the store
was closed at 6:30 last evening. The
flatiron was resting on an ironing ta
ble in the workshop and when the con
tinued current heated the iron to the
point of combustion for inflammable
mate-rial in contact the trouble started.
Much of the material in the room was
in process of making into bats, dresse
and other articles of women's apparel.
This workroom presented a devastated
condition to-day although, after put
ting out the flames, the firemen turned
their attention toward sweeping out
the liquid from the chemical tank and
removing much of the debris.
The Mrs. Shepard Co., Inc., earned a
large stock of delicate fabrics on which
the action of the amoke was harmful,
so that the loss will be considerably
beyond that occasioned by the element
of fir iteelf. The smoke was driven
out as soon as possible hut it had al
ready done much damage befors the
firemen arrived. Chief Heney and one
fireman remained at the store for some
time to guard against any further out
break of the fire, and during th re
mainder of the night a police guard
was stationed to prevent th theft of
goods. , ,
The smell of smoke pei-meated th
entire building but all damage was con
fined to the Mrs. Miepard Co. store.
Had the fire been allowed to gain more
headway there w-ould have been very
serious consequences, as the Quarry
Bank building contains two banks, (wo
stores, many offices of professional
men, real estate dealers, granite men,
Board of Trade and New England Tel-
phone Telegraph Co. on the sec-
i a j .v- . :
vim uwi s-iiu me ujreruniD rooms cn f
the telephone company and the Urge i
serably hall on the third floor. The
building waa bought a short time ago
by the Quarry Savings Bank & Trust
Chief Heney, remarking to-day about
the firemen's ability to keep the loss
down, gave a great deal of credit to
Mrs. Broggi, who, after seeing the re
flection of flames on the Pape house in
the rear of the Quarry'Bank building,
promptly telephoned her suspicions to
the fire station. Her position in the
telephone office waa almost directly
over th plane - where the flames were
making headway. Chief Heney says
the telephone operators have been very
helpful in keeping the fire losses down
in Barre. by prompt service in trans
mitting calls to th station.
Th Shepard store carried insurance
in tli agencies of Drew and Lynde,
John Dillon and McAllister & Kent,
while, in addition, the Pap agency
had insurance on th building.
BURIAL IN BARRE.
Body of Mrs, Emila Brault Brought
from Hyacinthe, P. Q.
The funeral of Mrs. Emila Brault,
who died the first of the week at her
bom in St. Hyacinthe, P. Q., waa held
at St. Monicas church here Fndsy
morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. P. M. Me
Kenna officiating. He spoke very
highly of the esteem in which Sirs.
Brault was held in this community,
where site was a former resident. In
terment was in th Catholic cemetery,
tha bearers being her son. J. A. Brault.
Wilmer and Alfred Brault. and Charles
Tho from out of town who came
to attend the funeral were Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Brault of Providenoe, R, I.,
Mrs. J. M. Brault of HU Al
bans, with her daughters, Irene aul
Gertrude, and sons, ilmcr an.lsAI-
MARRIED AT RANDOLPH.
her Fnturf. It is h-fd tXat s .'miee Fraik rh siijniimed f irt i -r oKd ny fn t the pTxp"-J
tr.xsv as can iJ attend. the t Inn ms i n-i.4ss. cfnat;s).
Mis. lube Lie Fraser f Barr and Gail
G. Fassett of Randolph.
Randolph. Dec 30, Mies Isabel!
Fraser ff Barre and Gail G. asset t,
son of Mr. Gertrude Faett of thi
place, were united in marriag by Rev.
Krer Metiger Dec. 23. Mrs. Faasett
has been employed at the Randolph
NO PAPER MONDAY,
SEW YEAR'S DAY
On Mrx!ar, New Yaf "a day,
there will b no iw c-f The
Tirjj. in l?epmg With r. -rnt