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VOL. LXXXV. NEW SERIES VOL. LVII.
BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1911 NUMBER 31. DYNAMITE DEVAITATIO o - K Metropolis Sh& en from Pavements to Tops of SI Jscrapers by Acci dent in New Jersey. PROPERTY LOSS OF $750,000 AND A DEATH LIST OF 30 Dropping of a 50-Pound Case into Hold of Lighter Blew Boat and Crew, Cars and Pier into Dust and Made the Sur rounding Cities Tremble. Now York, Feb. 1. A cargo of dy namite In 'transit from i freight rar to tho hold of a lighter moored at pier No. 7, Communlpnw, N. J., let go at Just ono mlnuto pnt,t noon to-day, I GO yards south of the Jersey Central terminal of the Central Itniliond of New Jersey, and In the widespread ruin that followod Foven men are known to have been killed, seven morn aro known to be missing, hundreds were wounded and varying repurts leave from It to 10 more unaccounted for. Thirty seems to bo n conserva tive estimate of the dead, and prop rty damage will hardly fall below t-to.ooo. Tlio explosion Is variously attribut ed to tho dropping of i rase of dyna rjiito and to a boiler explosion on a boat Just what was the direct cause Will probably never bo known. The .Tor.ioy Central terminal was wrecked; throe ferryboats in tho slips tvere torn and splintered; lower Man hattan across the river was shaken from the street level to the top of the Binder 'tower; sovura damage was Hone In Droolclyn, Stnton Island nni the Immigrant detention station or. Ellis Island, tho shock was folt on I.cnff Island In Amltyvilln, 35 miles distant, and In Now Jersey at Long Branch. 40 miles dUtnnt. Tie dam age Is so widely scattered that It Is Impossible an ytll to estimate It more than roughly, but In Manhattan alone It la placed at UO0.00O; on Ellis Island nt from H0.0O0 to J25.0OO and in all three-quarters of a million appears t be a fair estimate. LIGHTER VANISHES UTTERLY. Tho lighter receiving tho dynamite, the Katharine W., owned by James Healing of Jermy City, vanished titterly with her crew of seven men. Including tho master, Edward Tra.ver. Alongside the lighter Whistler, owned by the American Storage & Delivery company of New York, was to badly shattered that sho sank with her crew of two, while the Bwedlsh steel Larkentlno Ingrld, a biscuit toss to the south, wa stripped of her rigging and the live of two deckhands aboard were snuffed out. Fragments of one man's head wore found swing high on a tangled piece of rope. The Katharine W. was tied to the outer nd of tho pier and dock hands were un loading a consignment of WVpound boxes from two frtlnht cars to the llghtor when the crash onroe. Theoretically, dynamite will not let go from either shock or tiro, but only from a combination of both, tho detonation produced by a percussion cap. A boiler explosion might have duplicated the eiffect of the percussion cap. What followed typically Illustrates th whimsies of dynamite. Tho Katharine W. limply disappeared; not a splinter of her has ''ten found. The Whistler dlsstlved Into wreckage. The freight car went up In a puff of dust. On the rear deck of the barkentlne Ingrld wera found a pair of Iron trucks. They may be the trucks of tho dynamite car or of ono of tho other four cars standing near that were also torn to bits. Fifty yards back stood another car of dynamite. The explosion ripped the root of It, and broke In tho doors, but tha dynamite did not explode STEEL MAST SNAIri3D OFF. What might have happened had tho jocond car added Its chained forces to lhe first can hardly bo gur'cd; the visible terrors of the actuality were enough. On board the Ingrld the steel nilzzenino.it snapped off above the lower pard. Everything above tho mljzonmast was levelled flat, but the steel plates of tho hull showed not oven a mark. For 100 feet the plcr-end Itself was ut terly demolished. The planking seemed lo havo been ground to powder, Glrelers, planking, cross stays, all the massive framework of a pier built to uphold locomotives and loaded trains were as nothing. A steel gondola car on tho FoutliFmmosl track lookrd llko an old bat that had been ued for n football. All about were strango freaks of tho explosion. One freight car had the roof blown Inward, hut tho sides went un touched. The Iron heathlng of tho freight house on pier No. 6, to tho north, was pushed Inward on tho side nearest the explosion and outward on the farth er side. In the train shed of thn terminal, nearly the wholo southern portion of thn lass roof had collapsed, showering tho passengers with broken glass. One man was struck by a 20-pound fragment and to severely out that he died afterwards, An engineer In a shunting locomotive was blown from his cab and died of a fractured skull, A tug boat captain wns hurled from his wheol house and fished out of tho water fifteen minutes later, swlmmlnc about tho southern sld cif the demolished pier, WINDOWS BUCKBD FROM FRAMES. Inside the passenger station, there waa damage visible overywhero. The lioora were litterod with broken glass. Win dows had been sucked from the frames, rashes and all. Blatos were, torn from lb rcof, Tlie hands of the ferry-house EXPL clock were torn off. The oulhorn wall bulged. James .Mnyhaw, the cashier !n the sta tion restaurant, w.ih eating luncheon when the explosion came. "I don't know whether there was mucn nolso or not" he said. "A cloud of dust Jumped up from the floor. There was a crnsh of falling glas, and the rush of feet. Children whimpered und women shrieked. H seemed as If the earth wan: being torn to bits " Two ferrybon's of tho Central Hull- I road of New Jersey lay In tho terml- I nal slip? and a third wn.s Just edging 1 Into tho river. All careened violent- j ly and all of them were showered with their own class. Many of Uie wounded passengers came to New York and were treated at the hospi tals here In Now Voik anxiety wns Intensi fied by uncertainty. For half an hour i nobody knew v hat had happened or whore It had happened. TIiuo In tho rocking skyscrn, crs thought the low er floors had boon torn from under them. Those In the street thought the mnssed towors above them had been toppled down. Literally acres of glass were bro ken. Eighteen windows were smash ed In the Standard Oil company hulld InR at V.-'p"- John 1. Rockefeller, Jr.. was sUaken a't his desk. In Trinity Church a valuable stained glass window was strewed In tho aisles. SfllwAY AND TUBE ESCAPE. Strange to say. otllce buildings on tho watorfront .streets In New York M FRANCISCO IS CHOICE OF HOUSE Celebration of the Opening of the Panama Canal Likely to Be Held There. Washington, Jan ,H.Thc House of Representatives to-day, by a voto of 1SS to lfifl. decided In favor of San FranrlKc.) and against New Orleans as the city in which an exposition to celebrate the opening of tho Panama canal In ItilS Hhall be hold. This vote was taken on a roll call to determine whothrr the Kan Franclr.ro resolution or the Now Orleans bill Uould have consideration in the House. On a Inal vote, the Han Francisco resolu tion wan patsed by a vote of 2e! to 43. Tho advocates of San 1'ranclnco are declaring to-night that their tight Is I won and that tha Senate will ratify ' tho action of the House, j San Pranrtsro won by capturing tho I republican voto In tho House. Now Orleans's support came from tho dem Ociats. Only 30 republicans voted for ' New Orloans. Thirty-six democrats voted for Han Francisco The San Francisco resolution does not nsk for government aid In any form. It simply authorlr.es the Presi dent to Invite foreign nations to par ticipate In thn fair. An effort to nmend the resolution to Include provisions for an international naval parade from Hampton loads, .through the Panama canal and up tho we-t coast to Sail Francisco, was de lated on a parliamentary point of order. NEW ORLEANS ARICriD AID. The New Orbrins bill railed for an appropriation of Jl.ooryxiO for a govern ment exhibit and the creation of a gov ernment commission. Tho Incorporation of the Grand Army of tho Republto Is proposed In a bill pnssed to-day by the Senate. The bill has not passed the House, Th Senate to-day agreed unanimously to vote on February 2 on the ocean mall subsidy bill. The request for biich an agreement was mado by Senator (Jalllnger. A similar effort had been made half a doion times before but Ineffectively. PURE FOOD AMENDMENT. The proposed amendment to the pure food law to require tho net wolght nr measure of tho contents of a packngn to ho elampid on Its label, advanced the Urst Mop toward enactment to-day, when the Uniito committal on lntu statu commerce gavo It a favorable r port. Tho proposed amendment was In troduced by Representative Mann of Il linois, After the exposition fight thn Houi, took up tho agricultural appropriation bill. The Senate passed the rivers ,uul har bors bill, carrying JSd,0u0,j, j)t, in-jsct ore to be In session to-morrow. EFFECTS 0FEXPLQSI0N Seven men killed. Seven more missing. Fifteen to 20 unaccounted for. Conservative estimate of dead, .10. Impossible to Rtato the num ber injured. .Property damage. $750,000. .Jersey Central terminal wrecked. Freight ears and lighter blown to powder. Ferryboats torn and splint ered. I'ier-end demolished and steel car erumpled. Shook 'pit for 35 and -10 miles. Acres of window glass broken. Panics in busincrs buildings and factories. were no more parred than those on thn further side of Hroadway, in Wall street, Nassau s,ret. on the curb, market row, or ;he s,.'k exchnngo It felf. A pinto glass window In the rear of the exchange was smashed and In 'the Aitiarlum. t ihe southermost tip of the island twolve windows and lif, skylights were broken. Nearly every tructuru from Fulton streot south suffered In tho same monner, but no damage was done to the subway and tho shock was not even felt In the Hudson tubes, below tho level of tho Hudson river. New Vuru nuvlness men who stood at their olllce windows looking out over the North river at noon, saw a puff of jellow dust shoot Into tlie air Ju3t below tho Jersey t'cntrol terminal, and then drift down the wind until it covered the ter minal tialn shed. The next thing they noticed was that every tug boat In the river seemed to be heading to Cornmunl pnw. Turning to the streets below they saw them black with surging thousands stenographers and clerks rushed Into thn atrect from every door. There were In cipient panics here and there throughout the lower nd of tho city In business buildings and factories. Tho Jar shook many telophone and 'Ire alarm wires down town Into unintended contacts, and all sorts of complications ensued. Fire com panies began to pour Into the streets. Terrified tenants made matters worse by turning in alarms that had not sound ed of their own accord. Ithlnelnnder Waldo, (Ire commissioner for New York, and Chief f'roker were among, tho first to roach tommunlpaw from New York A picked band of New York police accompanied them and ren dered valuable aid to the Injured Amb lan'cs could not come fast enough anil . xpress wagons were rommandterod for fluty In their place How manv were 't. Hired v, III never be known In full, but tho count of those treat ad In the New York Hospital alone was ion and In those of Jersey City, Hoboken, nlon and sur rounding towiib, moiu than double that number. KNOWN DEAD AND INJL'flEP. The known dead are: Ilurnett, Robert, New York, captain of the tug John Twohey, blown from his wheelhouso; Moto, Olantonomo, dock ho ml. killed on the barkentlne Ingrld; Muni, Mlchaelc. hl brother; McNeil, Charles, engineer of a yard locomotive, blown from hN cub; Harbour, Hobtrt, Incoming .levey Cen tral pasictu'or. kllied bv tailing glas; Armstrong, James, captain of the powder boat Whistler; unidentified mnn, one of WhNtler'i cieu. The known missing are: Trover. Edward, master nf the Katharine W. , Ileluzrman, l.ouls, cnginpcr of the Katharine W.; Ackley, I'rnnk, crow; Acklcv, Henry, crew, Stolpe, Oscar, crew. London, Jamoj, crew; Ilelglan, I.ouls, crew. Thought to be missing: Twenty un identified laborers Just getting ready to eat luncheon on pier No. 7 when the explosion came. , "HOMETIIINO" DID HI5W UP. Washington, Feb. 1. Assistant Secre. tary Cable of the department of com merce nnd l.ihor, the department v,hloh has charge of the Ellis Island Immigrant di.trutlon station, won before tho Senato committee on appropriations Mondaj. ex plaining borne of the depaitment'e wnntit "Will you have n deficiency this year ' ' n senator asked hint. "Not unless bomethlnte blows up," nniiwcrcd Mr. Cable Ah a te-hult of to-day's xploslon in Jersey City, Coiigrtss will be asked for a deficiency appropriation Commissioner Williams leportod lo Secretary Nannl to day that the damtge might reach J.Vi,f) Onlv continut.d rndd neither, he said, could prevent m ft. 'run .imong Lhe Im migrants. GIVEN A BAD SCARE BY A TOSS IN THE AIR Rutland. Teh 1 Wilbur Will to. a toamstur, had i. nairou escape from death here this af Icnio-iii when the Rut land railroad northbound u i train struck n wagon In which he :h driving a pair of hursis. The animals acted bad ly as the train appriached a crossing- but Mr. W.iitn ,y lashing his horses mnn-at-'od to get Hum Just over the track as the i! oln dashed by and only tho tall end of the wagon was struck. Mr. U.ilte wiu thrown some feet but ho- of his heavy fur coal was un hurt Hl llI.INdTON DISTRICT GOSSIP. Veigtmnes, Fob. 1. There Is a strong 'tellng among the laymen of the Mnth odlst Episcopal Churches of llurllngton district to ask thn bishop who preside ot the .tuning session of Troy conference lo ak for tho appointment of the iHnv. Dr. John Coleman of Rensselaer, S U us district superintendent In place of th Rov. P. I.. Dow of RuthmJ. whoso term of six years expires soon. Ur. Coleinan Im one of tho .tron men ot Troy confer ence and has had esperienc In .district work, havlnp been presMlnsr elder of Al bany district from ISM to im. It la re ported that no radical changes In pas toratw will toko plaoe thin year, POSTED MAN DIBCLOflES. Rutland, Feb. l.-3orge U Gibson, Frederick Fnnn nnd Michael Dugan, Rut land liquor licensees, woro arraigned bo fore City Judge F. O. Hwlnnerton hero to-day on tho charge of violating the terms of their licenses by selling In toxicants to a posted man, Daniel Gilbert of Proctor. Gilbert wu arrested for in toxIcaUon 10 days aB0 and mado a dis closure la which he claimed that he bought liquor in an three places. Gibson waived examination and Fenn and Dugan stood trial. All were held for Rutland county court, bull bolng fixed at B0O In each case. BEVBNTH MASONIO DrOTTlIGT. St. Albans, Feb. 1. The annual meet ing of the seventh Masonlo district will bt held Wodnesday nftomoon, February 8. with 3oventy-Six lodge of Swanton. Tho lodges comprising the district In cludo; Franklin of St. Albans; Imollle of Fairfax; Misslsmio! of Rlchford; Seventy-Six of Hwanton; Haswoll of Sheldon; Eagle of Falrlleld; Frontlor of Franklitij Uneoln of Enosburg and Darnes of Baker.ifleld. NEWS TOLD IN BRIEF. An Alankan seal in the aquarium at Hattery Park, Now Tork, died of home sickness. At London the will of Dr. Crippen Is be ing contested by his half-sister, Mrs. Theresa Ilunn of Jlrooklyn. The first aeroplane nights In Rrazll wero made at Rio Janeiro by Slgnor Rug uerono, Italian. Draped In an American flag, Mrs. Charles Gruher sat on an excavation In Philadelphia and deded electric light em ployes to erect a j.ole In fiont of her home. The New York branch of the Statu Consume" League rants girls forbidden to work nights In Ulophone exchanges. Prof. C. W. Duval of the University of Tulalne nmio.mcys '.he dlscovercy of a ficrum for the cure c' leprosy. The will of Miss Catherine tie Peyster of New Tork gives $5.(ViO nnd nil her noises and carriage to her coachman, Thomas Klernan. Ellen Turner of New York, who thought the was a 'mass of live wlre-s" was arretted for trying to force her way Into the White House. Western railway postal clerks have formed a secret brotherhood to light for changes In the present system. The United Mire VI orkers at Columbii" adopted a rnsm- rlo i providing for no general Ftrlke 'thc ,-efeiendum. Judge Rwnm of the ,ow York court of general vtaslons "Ays there ! a vyndlcate of pickpocket In that city. Major ITemy C. Darts of the ma rine corps has been reduced 10 num bers for using disrespectful langunge to a superior ofllrer 'o. rUUf FOR RECIPROCITY Tells Lake Champlain Associa tion It's a Fair Bargain Vermonters Present. New York. Jan. 31. Two hundred members and puests of the Lake Chnm philn association el'ned nt De'.monlco'n to-night. Governor Mead of Vermont, nnd two cx-governors of tho Green Mountnln State. K. C. Smith and John t3. McCullough writ at tno rpeakorH table. Dirwln P. Klnsrs'ej, president nf the Now York Life Insuinnco company, viu elected president of the association at the annual meeting after tho dinner. Robert O. Smith, Hint's counsel of Montreal, was the principal ipeaker of tho ovenlng. In giving an opinion of the reciprocity proposal of Prosldent Taft, he said: "It Feems to mo to be a fair bargain and ought to 1 beneficial to both tho I'nlti'tl States and Cajmda, and It should be adopted." He said that the Canadians were much Interested In the propose! erection of a monument on thn .shores uf 1ike Champlain to commemorite a centuiT of peace hetweon the United States and England. Toast were drunk to the President, tho King of England and to the Dom inion of Canada FOUND THEM ALL AT HOME I'liilndf Ipliln I'h.islclnu-j Vucrtnnted n.OPII lit Four In the Morning, Philadelphia, Feb. 1 -Following the discovery of smallpox !r. tho Tenderloin district, the section was roped oft and every ono found within the police boundary was compelled to submit to vaccination. Knowliv; the district, the health phy slclans waited until four o'clock yester day morning, "when every one would be homo," before beginning their work. At that hour one hundred phlclans, accompanied by cletnlls of policemen, en tered the district, which includes Phila delphia's Chinatown, uud began vacci nating. It Is estimated that throe thou sand persons submitted to the needles of the doctors. Tho House of Representatives defeat ed the bill to locate a lofonnatory at Mount Vernon, three miles from the tomb of Wafhluxton. After 10 unaiicceisfui nttcmpti at suicide Mrs. Maty Salaman and Miss I ..zabeth Kllawlck. Newuoit. lv tut., say they will try nu tnoru. ' The salary of the Rov, Dr Charles F Ak,,d. pastor of the rifth Avenue Ilnptlst Church, Now York, has been raised from 10,0U) to U000 a year. KING'S HAPPENINGS T Local Items of Interest From All Porta of the Green Moun. tain State. THE NEWS BY COUNTIES From the Island in tho Lake to tho Passumpsio, Along Otter Creek and by the Shores of White River. A00SS0N MIDDLEBURY. John Style-, went Saturday to Morris villo for a few days' stay. The various granges In Addison county will meet with Mlddluuury Grange on Wednesday, Ecbrttury S. The shipment of potatoes to thu city markets has been resumed it this station after n dull time lasting sever-tl weeks. The price paid Is 35 cents per bushel. Some onions aro also bebig "hipped at from 75 to K cents per hushel. The condltloi. of E. V. Judd was more mtIous Saturday. Fayette Lasher has returned to Port Henry, N. Y. Dennis McCtio Is able to sit up after a wuek'-i Illness. Raymond llenedlct Is 'ihle to 'e out aftr several days' nines'. R. Cham imlgne of Roston Is the new cleik nt G. 12. Marshall's. At the meeting of Middle bury Grange Friday evening the newlv elected olflccr Were In.-talled bv Mr. and Mrs. Ravmnnd Oshorne of Shore ham Grange us follows; E U. Cornwall, master; Floyd C. Kcese, ov.rscer; Mrs. E. II. Cornwall, lectuter; Clyde llulburt, stewaid: J. Donald Hamilton, assistant steward; J. Sterling Mornn. chaplain; N. c. Fenn, treasurer; Mrs. Flovd C. Kcese, secretary; Snmu.il Jame, gate keeper; Mr. H. M. Rain. Cere"; Miss Florence Eddy, Pomona; Miss Delia lianows. Flora; Ml-s Lena Lewis, as sistant steward. Mr. Ciishman. who has been In lhe employ of E G. Gorham & Sons, will soon go to Haverhill, Mass., when, ho has a position. .Mi s. .1. J. Monta fell on the Icy sidewalk and It will be several days boforo sho will bo nble to be about again. Ml.?s Carrie Noonan left Monday for tho South where she will be some weeks. Tho annual mooting of the Congre gational Churih will be held In the vestry on Frldny. A basket supper will be served at six o'clock and the meeting will follow at 7.30. Contrac tor R. C. Sanders returned Mondnv from Rrandon, having I. ecu , notllled that tho brick, for which ho had been waiting over four months In order to complete the annex to Rnttell Hall, had arrived. Ho now proposes to push the work to completion. Henr E. Merrill of Manchester Center Is making a business trip to Mlddlebury and Ilrldport. Ellsworth 1. Cushmau, who for nine months has he -n etnp'oved In the Gorham market, wont Monday to his home In Enoshurg Falls for a week's stay after which ho will go to Haverhill, Mass.. where he has a po sition. The cattle shipment Monday consisted of two carloads for 'the New York nnd Roston markets. Monday, markot day, eggs brought 21 cents nnd butter 20 cents. Father Daley Council, Knights of Columbus, held Its annual bamtuet ami so lal Mon day e enlnc- Marcus Rl-ett. who has been confined to the house the past few weeks by illnens. is able to be out. Tuesday evening there was a ijulet T'vl dlng at the residence of G. E Marshlll, the Rov. Dr. Corkran uniting In mar riage William E. Clement nnd Mrs. The resa, A. Uiegory. Although Mr. Clement n; comparatively a new comer ho has taken his place as one of Mlildlcbury's leading and popular merchants- .Mrs. Gregory has resided here a number of years, Is well and favorably known and has made many friends. After a brief wedding trip they will make their home at H Pleasant street.. Mr. M. F. Lynch ha letuincd from a visit In Troy, N. Y. Miss Lizzie Turner, who has been very 111 the pirn few "ecks, is slowly recovering. Her sister, Miss Stella Tui ner, who has been caring for her. has re turned to her school duties at North Fvr rlsburg. A. N. Unn has. his rew house on Woj bridge street completed. Silas King, who luu been visiting his mother, Mrs. Hllas King, has returned to lljirt ford, Conn. E. S. S. Sunderland has re turned from a week In New York city. Myrtle Glpson has returned from Hast Mlddlebury, where she was called by the illness of her mother, who ha.s recovered. Frank Mechan of Salisbury, who was arrested some days ago bv County Warden George H. Chuffeo of Mttidlo bury on a charge of killing deer out i f season and who was under 1S50 temporary bonds awaiting a hearing, ap peared before Justice A. W. Dlikcnh Wednesday mornleg but the case was continued until Wednesday, February S, when State's Attorney Frank W. Tuttle of Vergennos will appear for tho prosecu tion and Charlek I. Hutton of Mlddle bury will conduct the defense. The State claims to have obtained four gteon deer hides which, It Is charged, Meehnn sold to George Hale of Leicester nnd tho suspected hides are now In the posses sion of the prosecution. The pension surgeons had eight old soldiers before them for examination Wednesday, the largest number In many months. Among the people here from out of town are II. A. Lewis of lluillngton, K. S. Wuaton of New- Haven, Charles J. G. Faulkner and William Goodwin of Roston, Charles Thrall of Rutland, ami H. L, Townseud of lirldport. -Harry U illoughby has u utned to IlennliiKton -The Rov. P. J. i.oug of Proctor has n turned home after visiting the Ruv Fnthei J D. Shannon. - The Century club will meet with Mrs. H, II. Dutton Tuesday evening The oyster supper In the parlors of the IN HON Mothodlst Church Wednesday evening was well nttended. M. A. Hahar has re turned from Cornwall. Mrs. Cnrrlo Noah of Mlddlobury, department president of tho Indies of tho G. A. R., has appointed Mrs. Ida M. Prentiss of Burlington de partment organlter for tho coming year. VERQENNE3. William, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Wal ler Clark, is Buffering from a. broken hip suffered while coasting. Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox of Crown Point, N. Y aro visiting Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Warner. Mrs. Mary Rcrry Is 111. Mrs. C. I Uurge Is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Tuttle, of Newark, N. J. Wnltor Mlddlebrook of West Berlin passed Sunday with hla paronts, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Middlobroolc M. t,. Barton was In Burlington Monday. Miss Edith Middlobroolc Is ill. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hale nf Now Jersey nre visiting their daughter, Mrs. George Brur.h. Mrs. Martha J. Bristol, widow of Russell P. Bristol, was given a surprise Friday evonlng, her S3rel birthday, receiving 14 cards from eleon States. Mrs. Harry Ulood Is HI with the grip. Dr. nnd Mrt 1C J. Sovcranco of ICeesevllle, N. Y., passed Sunday with her father, F. II. Foss, and sister, Mrs. W. R. Warner. The fourth quarterly conference of the Methodist Episcopal Churches of Ver gennes and Ferrlsburg was held In the vestry of the church hero Monday oven lng. District Superintendent P. L. Dow of Rutland presided, nnd the nfllcera elected nnd appointed follow: Stewards, Mahlon Kingman. K. J. Bristol, r. C. Ward, Allen Burroughs, Hidden Bear-h, O. C. Field. E. P. Rukltt, N. L. Ball, Lynn Cushman, Corydon Harris, Miss Hnttle Win!ow, Joseph Carter, C. C. Field, M. L. Burton, E. D. Roburds, Mrs N. L. Bnll; trustees, Joseph Carter, M. 1 1. Barton, Allen Burroughs, H. B. Mahlon Kingman, A. J. Cushman, Frank Burroughs; district steward, N. L. Ball, tecordlng stewnrd, E. J. Bristol. The Rev. S. S. Cobb was given u unanimous all to return as pastor for another year, ..nd resolutions of appreciation of the work of District Superintendent P. L. Dow woro unanimously udopted. Miss Cora Thompson Is visiting In Rrandon. Mrs. R. W. Dav Ins gone to Woedsport, N. Y , called there by tho serious ill ness of her fu;ner, J. W. Odcn. Mrs. Emma Harrington has returned to Wey brldgu nfte- a islt to her son, J. A. Harrington. Tho condition of Florence, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George D. Mlddlebrook, is unduly improved. There Is no change In tho condition of Miss Edith Middlebrool;. The Reef Brldise creamery nssocWtlon has elected the fol lowing officers- President, I li. Whitman, -ecrotary and treasurer, Georgo E. Child; directors, M. A. Johnson, C. B. Billiard, .1, D. Howard, II. F. Spooner; auditors, W. B. Child, Wesley Sturtevant. The past year has been the most prosperous In thu history of the creamery. The receipts have been largo and a miall dividend has been declared. John C. Pierce died yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. L. Porter, of Ferrlsbura, from cancer of ne stoiimd., ag, d 77 ears. Bes-Hes a wife and daughter ho Is survived by two sens, Frank of Cincinnati. Ohio., ani Alberton of Addl'on. one brother, Leroy Pierce, nnd one sister, Mrs. Hannah Need hnm, both of Ilrlttol. The funeral will he held Frldav afternoon at one o'clock (Continued nn page 2), rinr mi ? cm i ML nuiii.) I MLL 01 ICE OF RIVER Destruction of Rialto Block Most Serious Loss That Montpelier Has Had in Months, Montpelier, Feb. 1.- A (Ire which moke tut this nnoh in the lililto block, span Mlng the north branch of the Wlnooskl river on State street, proved the most d's. istrou thin city has experienced for ! manv months-! Tho block was entirely uirncd and the tulns fell on the ice un lerneath. Tho fire originated In the millinery store of Mrs. W. M. Eraser on the second floor. Mrt. Fraser was out of town for the day but it is believed the fire started In some way from a coal stove In her rooms. It ticems almost Incredible, that at that hour of the d. y In thu hart of tho busi ness center of the city the lire was not discovered until Humes were bursting trrough tho wlndrws of Mrt. Eraser's store. The building was a wooden struc ture and so inpldly did it hum that It was a mass of flames when the firemen reached it. it was a flat structure cov ered with tin nnd this with the Intense cold also hampered tho work of the fire men. On the third floor of tho block were two tenements occupied by Frank Wise and Mrs. Stella Morse and daughter. Their i scape by the ttairway was cut off and they woro taken down ladders by the ilre men as was Dr. W. L. Goodale, whoi.e oftico wns on tho floor whore tho fire originated. The oftico of Dr. F. E. Steele was next lhe nwms of Mrs Frimer and ho anil Dr. Goodale lost practically all they had theto. The occupants of the third lloor carried no Insurance and lost everything, On tho ground floor was the clgnr stoics of Allen Brothers and Fred A. J-'tnndlsh and tho barber shop of "ughtney Jnngraw. Most of the goods and fixtures were removed from these Mores and tho loss by the occupants wan partially covered by Insurance. The loss on tho block, which Is total, la f-2.l,Cifl nnd the occupants lost at least 1R,(") morn. '"or ti time the Bowman block on the west nnd the Union blook on the east were In serious danger Tho Barre tiro department was notified that lis service's might be requited and the entire lire Ighllng force of thu city gathered at Iho fire station ready to respond If the cull came, which fortunately It was not necessary lo send out The side of the hrldni) on which thi block win loc.iteM and over which the- ehictrio car line tuns was badly bunied but not enough to make' crossing It dangerous. The tlie nieii wur playing streams on the ruins on the Ice below several hours aftei .ill danger was over Want advertising Is REAL tcnani-huntltiEl LIBELLER OF KING GEORGE CONVICTED Mylius Is Proved to bo a Liar All the Records and Testimony. SENT TO PRISON FOR A YEAR Admiral's Daughter Never Saw the Prince but Three Times Defense Was Ba3ed on Technicalities. London, Feb, 1. Tho report, oft ropeatod, that King Georjre while e. cadet In the royal navy made a mor ganatic alliance with the daughter of Admiral Sir Michael Culme-Seymoui was officially refuted In 'the hlgho.il court of England to-day. Edward F. Mylius, the local agent and distribu tor of Th Liberator, a ropublloan pfc per published In Paris which revived the tale last November, was trlod on a charge of seditious libel, promptly convicted and given a maximum pen alty of II months' Imprisonment. In pronouncing sentence Lord Chief Justice AJverstone said 'that tho pun ishment was Inadequate for one who had chosen a weapon for a personal attack upon His Mnjesty, from the use of which every honorable man would recoil. Tho story of the now exploded ro mance had been current for a lorn? time, but It became specially Irritat ing to British sensibilities following Klnr George's accession. As publish ed by Editor Edward H. James of Thn Liberator, ft pot forth that during- the llfntlmo of the Duko of Clarence. hl eldest brother, and before George be came heir to the throne, the futur King visited Malta, whore ho married Mary Elizabeth Culme-Seymour, el dest daughter of the admiral, who was then stationed at Malta. This was supposed 'to be in 1890, but tho admiralty records showed that tha King did not hold nn appointment on any ship that visited Malta between the fall of 1 SSK and tho summer ot 1S93. NO SUCH MARRIAGE RECORD The marriage records of the Island of Miltn were produced to provo that n such marrlag" had been recorded Admiral Culme-Seymour swore that hli two daughters never had had an op portunity to meet His Majesty Tho admiral's three sons gave similar test mony and finally the dauchter !n ques tion, who Is now the wife of Captalr. D. Napier, entered the witness box an 1 declared that she had seen the King but fhreo times In her life. On tho firs' occasion she was seven year old Sho saw him again at Portsmouth when ho called upon her father In 1SDS, eight years after the alleged marriage, and onco again nt a garden party In 1903, on which occasion she did not have .1 chance to address him. Mylius offered no testimony and did nut examine the crown's witnesses. 114 'infined his defense, which ho conducted himself, to technicalities, asserting that he could not be legally tried In tho absence of his accuser. The defendant wa treated by Lord Chief Justloe Alver stone with the greatest consideration but when F'r Rufus Isaacs, the attorney .er.eral. who led the prosocutlon. mado his closing speech, the prisoner was not spared. Sir lUiftu- renounced him as the circulator of a base libel. Tho attomey eeneral roncluded his appel to the Jury bv nlng that It was not tha throno winch required dofense, but that His Majesty had sought the protection of thn oouit as a man, husban4 and father. KINf WISHED TO TESTIFY. The proceedings came 'o a dramatic) close when, nfter sentenci had been pro nounced, Sir Kufu read a lettar from Klny Georgo In which the writer sot forth that only the advice of the omcern of the crown, that such a eourso would he unconstitutional, had prevented hint from appearing personally In thi court room and publicly branding as untnuj the allegation that he had ever entered Into any marriage alliance other truui that mVrneted with Queen Man'. It has beon many years since a prf soner his been tried In this country un der the ttatuto i-n-oked in the present case, 'n olden times the offense wns punishable with branding and the pillory In to-dny's trial tho government Invited thn freest publicity and On ccurt loom was crowded with notables. WAY POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS WILL AID U. S New Vork. Feb. 1 The National City hank, in Its regular monthly cir cular, Issued to-day, says the new postal savings banks will olve tho problem which has confronted .he secretary of the treasury regarding the protection of tho J731.010 000 out standing two per rent, bends, which would he endangered hy the Issue o( the three per cent. I'aimma bonds nit thnrlxed by Congress In 1909, Under a recent opinion of the soli cltor of the 'treasury, the trustees o' the postal savings fund havo author Ity to Invest SO per cent, of postal deposits In poatal savings bonds whenever they may be lawfully Is sued. The postal bonds may be is sued directly to the trustees, Thn National City bank says 'this amount i to a dUcovery of n now power In the treasury. Washington, Feb. 1. - Rear Admiral Charles Htlllman Sperry, retired, who commanded the Atlantic tieet on the lsl leg of Its round world cruise, died suib denly this morning at Garfield hospita. hero of pneumonia Rear Admiral Sperry had been 111 onlj short time Me was born at Brooklyn, N V . September 3, 1SI7, and entered tin navy In ISJCS lie reached the rank nl rear admiral In 190, and rotlrod C attaining age of C3 years In 190).