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m'KLIXGTON. VT., TIII'HSDAY, .lAXl'AKY 18. 101: NTJAIMHR 20. MB IH VERMONT Local Items of Interest From All Parts of the Green Moun tain State. THE NEWS BY COUNTIES From the Island in the Lake tc the Passumpsic, Along Otter Jreek and by the Shores of White Riven ADDISON COUNT! MDDLEBURY. The December term of Addison county court was adjourned at eleven o'clock Fri day morning;. It was found Impossible to get another Judge to tako the place of Judge Butler In the trial of Important cases In which ho had been counsel. These matters wore disposed of: In tho dlvoroe case of Lillian C. Goodrich vs. ICI mer L. Goodrich, heard Thursdav. tho bill was granted on the ground c,f deser tion. In the dlvoroe suit of Holdla Man chester vp. William Manchester, heard January the court stated that It could not see how the granting of a bill would be of advantage to the parties nnd tho petition was denied. Ira. L. I,a Flour, for the petitioner, filed exceptions after a statement of f-icts had been agreed upon between him and Charles I. Huttnu, rep resenting Mr. Manchester. The two old est chancery cases on the docket vvcih disposed of Friday for the present. The first was Lizzie Morrison vs. Nathan Mor rison In court since March, ISM; ordered to be ready for trial at tho June term. The second case was Uobert 1-aston vs. Draft Horso company of Addison county. Frank L. Fish of Vergennes was appoint ed special master to report at the June term. An error was made in the report laHt week In the matter of the application for the Appointment of guardian for tho minor children of Truman Wlssell. The meanlr.ir of the Judgment w.is that tho application was denied and that the minor children remain In the custody of Mr. Wissc". and not under the guardianship of anybody else. The annual report of the trustees and water commissioners of tho village of Mlddlebury was Issued Friday. Orders were drawn by the trustees dur ing the year past to the amount of $, PM.9C, of which $.".,076.19 was expended by the superintendent of streets; police de partment, Jf.9S.25; fire department, J5S2.S7. Tho year started with a balance of $10J.!rt, 'Collected taxes were $13,067.62 and with other small receipts the total was JH, &4G.08. The expenditures for all purposes were S13.06-I.S1, leaving a balance of Jl, iSl.T". The estimate for expenses for 1912 including Jl, 673.19 of unpaid trustees' or ders Is $6,19f.13 and the tax ncessaiy to pay tho above Is EO per cent, as against a tax of TO cents on the dollar the past ve.ir. In tho treasurer's department. Mr. 1'lnney reports a balance of ?7.'!J.1S at the begin ning of the year and collections of J, G3.67; a total of J!.yil.S5; evpcnditure.s for all purposes, fS.SMi.S'J; leaving a balance of JMC.iG. The present village Indebted ness is old water bonds, 30,inV; new water bonds, JCO.OO; unixild trustees orders, $1, C7H.1S: unpaid water department orders, t.7; sewer bonds, $10Vi0; total of J92, 316.SS. At the regular meeting of Mfddlebury Grange, No. 315, Friday evening; the fol lowing olllcers were installed by District Deputy J'aymond Osbourne and Mrs. Os bourno of Shoreham, who acted as mar thai: Master, Willis N. Cady; overseer, Floyd Keeso; lecturer, Miss Mary Cady; steward, Charles Lyman; assistant stew ard, J. Doimld Hamilton; chaplain, the Rev. Jtlchnnl Ji. Ksien; treasurer, M. C. Fenn; seeietary, Mr.", Floyd ICeese; gate keeper, John Hammond: Ceres, Mrs. John Jlanunond; I'omona, Mrs. II. M. Ualn; Flora, Mrs. Frank Ulssett; lady tisslstaut steward, Mrs. Donald Hamilton. There was a large attendance and a chicken pie supper was served. Mr. and Mrs. John Hammond had charge of tho .-juppor. Mrs. Btewart Andrews, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. Mary Hand of Somlnary street, for tho past few weeks, lias returned to Hostou. C. C. vlls has luturned from Sandy 11111, N, Y., where he was called a few days ago by tue Illness of hti mother, who Is somewhat Improved, Tho muni, friends of Kntlgn Hurt n. Taylor will be pleased to hear of his successful passing of the examina tion for lieutenant In the I'nited States navy. Mr. Taylor was graduated from the Annapolis academy In 1MW and Imme diately placed on board the battleship Illinois, one of the ships of Admiral Uvans's fleet, which made the famous trip around the world. He was made an en sign ln'l!J9 and assigned to du(y in the Philippines, where ho was stationed four years. Lieutenant 'Taylor expects a short leave of absence In the near future, which he will spend at his home fu Mlddlebury. Mrs. 15. H. Thomas of Court stieet was uwardod the first prize for the State of Vermont In the kitchen economy contest for December conducted by Armour & Co. of Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Itlchard Corkran, who have been here for the past few days on account of the Illness of her father, ft, S, Wnlnwright, have returned to York, Pa. Mrs. James A. Richmond and son, who have beta In New Haven for 10 days, have returned. -Mr. and Mrs Allen Warner and daughter have letunicd l.i Albany, N. V. -Mr. and 'Mrs. riurln a. I'lper have it-tuined from Hradentuwn, Fla where they have been for u f?w weeks, The funeral of Kdwaid Whltte more, who died In Hrooksvllle Thursday, was held at his home there ut one o'clock Saturday and the remains were brought here and taken to tho West cemetery. Mr. Whlttemore was IK yi-.un of age and was a resident of lllptou the greater part of his Jlfe, where he was a. suetcssful far mer,. Hp Is surlvcd by . wife and four daughters and three son" Th. Rv Rich nrd P l.'Mcn, pastor of Memorial Baptist t' hurrh conducted the funeral fervlces. 4 Joint Instillation at tto atwly elected olllieih 0-f William 1'. Russell ost, No. o, (1. A. It., and Willlatn 1, Russell Crele, No.S, I.udlo.i of the Grand Army, vvii. held In the Odd Follows' hall Friday evening. There was a large gath ering In Hi" rooms of the Volunteer Hose eoinp.inv. whole ii haiuiiKt was pel veil, after wUch they vent m the ddd Follows' hall, where licpiirlnicin ( 'omiiuiuder For rln of H-ses .liiii'tliui, iisslslcil by Past Department Cuiuniniider C. K. Heaeh and Comrade Martin or P.in llngtnn, in stalled the following ollb-crs of Urn po-l: Commander. Charles 11. I'.ilu; S. v. c., Patrick lliilpln: .1. V. c. .Innmr II. No land; chaplain, K. done; o. I)., .'. M. Tracy; iiiljntntit, Wlllliim I,. Cady; q. m . C. IC. Voull. K. M.. p. i i. Potter; . X. N., II. Sampson, t-'ovnil of tlie olllceis wore no; present, 1ml they will be lunti'lleil later. Mr. Klnrein e. department chap lain, installcil the otili -!.- of the circle ic follnWK Freshlenl. Mrs. Coi l Mntvomh; 8. V, C, Miss Manila Cirey: .1. V. ('.. Mrs. JeioiiK. Nulnr.d, aptuhi. .Mis. Ar chie Watson; guaid. Mrs. IMnard Woo--ter; assistant, Mb-s Tni.- i Woo-tor: con dtletur. Mrs. Robert Moivo: assls'. ml. Mrs. Crannnlly; seciciirv. Mhs I'lnte-we I Mel; treasurer, Mrs I.. M. M.irrl.soi'. The board of in -i m is of the Addi son County Agrlci.liuial society held Its regular annual meeting at the court house In MlddL-lim-v IVIdny iiflernuon. The premium list was ieisul somewhat, but the matier or ananglrg fur the speed clnsft.s was def"inl until the May meeting. It vi.is voted to co-operate with the luiteau of iin'inal Industry of I he ilcpnitineat of agiicultur.- at Washington mid MhMlehury College In holding a fariiii rs' Institute In Febru ary. President Th.wnns ol the colleue outlined the plan. The bureau will etnl four expel ts to ghe talks on subiects of Interest to farmers ami suo' breeders. Tho following officii- wi-i.. electid: General supei inleiul.-nt. 'tint ! , M. Heniele of .Middlelun-.v ; assistant geuelu! sliperliitc ndeiit. Theoilim, ImisIit id' Alld dlebtiiy. .-.u pi i Inti iidi-nt of rices. w;. Ham Noonan of Vi nrci.'us: siipei Iiiic t dent of hovMs, J. I-:. lUiltolpb of Mld dlibiiiy. supi rlntendei i of caule and HWlne. W. N. Cady of Mlddlcbuty: supci Interdent of sheep, !;, if. Karnh-ini of Shut-chain, superintendent of poulm, George S. l'arr of ItrNtol; supeMiitec.di -i of dugs. (i. .1. DiuKMti of Mhldlibur.-. supi-niiti nuenl of exhibition Iritl, A. J. l'l.ickinei- o' MtdiPel-M-.i : siiiiennteu''ci" of Iiiiiiict.ltural hall. I'rank 1' Mun chrstM' oi Cornwall: u;ierlntei-,di'n. of Me-hiinlcs' hall. W. M. Jacl.xun of Mld dlei.i.ry; supermtciidi nt of fish and game, George II. ( hatfee of .Mlihlle btiry; chief marshal. Col. T. M. Chap man of MMdlcbur.N : delegate to the ion gres of the Nallomil Trotting associa tion, C. A. Chapman of Fcrrlsbui No business was transacted In county court Thursday morning us there were no eases ready. At the afternoon session the divorce, case of l.lllhiu C. Goodilch vs. Illiner L. Goodrich was heard. 'I'hey were married in Lake Plaiiil, N. V., in l.k!i and --en years ago came to Whit ing, where Goodihl. lelt his wlte and went to California on i pi us- eetlnn Hip. That was the last seen of him In Ver mont nnd the bill w-is brought on the grounds of dc-sci-tlmi. chailes F. Kings ley of Salisbury represented the peti tioner and no defence was offered. Tho court reserved decision. Fred Flanders. ( ('iintliineil m I'Hgr SMUGGLING OVER LINE !$ CHARGED Swanton and St. Albans Men Al leged to Have. Defrauded the Government. St. Albans. Jan. 17. A long line of smuggling operation.-, helieved to have been cairied m. for years, dining which the government has iiei-u swin dled out of thousands .. dollars In customs duties, has recently been un earthed by secret service agents who have been on the trail for many months. Tho effort- mid dis. Insures of the government men ri-iilted in ihe ar rest of Joseph Hiirietii. of .Swaliton as tho man wh i handled tho goods, most ly rnie and valuable furs and wearing apparel, which it Is alluged be brought over from Canada and forwarded to parties lit New York nnd New Hng- land Spe.-lile .hinges are that on Hecemher S, last. Ilarrette smuggled lady's fur coat, valued at f10n, a fur cap valued at Si:., a fur stole worth K'O and a fur iniiif worth J.Vi. and also that on September .', HHO, he smug gled a lady's fur-lined coat worth $75 Sam Major, n truckman of this city. It is alleged. Is also implicated with Barrette in the smuggling game, and he was arrested In connection with the case of December " It Is claimed that Major acted ns mi agent and go- between for Harrette. In receiving and hiding the goods and also In forward ing. Until respondent!! were arraigned before V. s. Commissioner Warren H. Austin, with V. S. District Attornej Alexander Dunnctt of St. .lolinshun prosecuting, and both wore hel, for appearance before the I', s. district court nt Burlington February 2C. Hnrretto's ball was tlxed at $1,000 nnd Major's at 2no, .miius Parrottn be coming HUlety. It Is said Hint several others am Itnpllcaleil in slmllnr op erallnns and that other nrrestH "may follow shortly. GENERAL SMITH IS DEAD. W tltf of Orwell ami Will lie Ulirleil Thrrr. Ney York, Jan. 17.-BrlK.-Uen. William Smith, l S. A., tetlred, died to-day nt hi home In Jvllinm Manor from pneumonia He served as paymaster of volunteers dur ing this Civil War and In 1190 wm made brigadier-general by President Harrison He retired In March, 1W.1. llencral flmllh was born In Orwoll, Vt., M) years ago and the burial will be there. The funeral will be held at his Pelham Manor home. One nf tho wholly t'NNlOCRRSARY thins in this city Is a pexir hoarding house. There's u good one for TOU. AFFILIATES WITH FEDERAL COUNCIL Inter-Church Federation Com pletes Organization as Sub sidiary of National. SOCIAL PURITY IS SOUGHT Firm Stand TaUnn againil Evil Infiv.enc:- of Theaters, Kovlns Picture Shcwr 2nd Public Dance Halls. i ! Tin- I epi e -eiil a tl es of the various Tliiinh iler.nl. ihiMtlous In Vermont con 'slltiilini. Ihe I'cli .-..tlou council met here yesttiduy i.cil coiuplctid the organlr.a tlon of the State federation lis a silli s'dl.uy "!' Ihe national federal council. (Tbi-e wet.- iiioruing mid al'tcluoon ses. .-ielis, ti! which the constitution and I" . lews die foi mutate. i. n liampiet. u:mI ia 1 lass nwellng in the evi nlng, ur.d tl-e'-e was also a i.-ietiug of p.istiirs and l., linen nun lo"til ehu-.clies, who took the in.ltal( steps toward a, i utility federa 1 1 en. j '' l.e ofl'li els eteeted fur tb" iilate or ' ':a-ir..i .loo uie as follows. ; I're-hlcni- John 1 1. 1.. !.. ot MhMI I W. W. S.lcl.n.-. . (l.aptisi). vhe-prcs M. Thomas. P. I'., e'niry ; li e. president. I.t.. I)., of Ludlow, blent, cl.it k C. Fitts (p I'r.lttlepotll. i pn sldciit. ' luv ii'iiir.'reg.itlonall vice. Poller P.elitou, 1 1. ' I!.. I 1. 1. I . of Phi I'ligton. (Metluidlstr n - lllldll'- -eele'ltiv. the ltev. .1. W'tlll.lce ,( hesbio oi' Uaudolpii. ( orrespimdlng ,-ec-jieta..v. the Uev. I-'r.i;:er Mtzger or Itan lilolph; tie.isiiu r. I'. C. Dj'er of Mlddle bury. 'Comity ci)imnitlee-Tlie ltev. Dr. Wm. -haw- of St. Albans, the ltev. Dr. C. II. Mel I ill of St. Johnshury, the Uev. In. W. A. Davison of liurllngton. Pin, nice lomiulttee Henry Pond oi llr.iitlel.oio. I''rank 11. Prook.s of St. .lohiisbtn y, M. P. Perley of Knoshurg Falls, W. J. Van Patten of Hurling ton. Social pinity eoiiimlttee Dr. II. D. Ilolton or liiatlleboro. Azro M. Aselllne or lluilluutiin. i i- ltev. John A. Slien- el le iiT Partfotll. S'.ibbath observance committee Tho ltev. Dr. i'. V. ilrl-mer of liiirllngton, the Uev. .lame. S. Hr.iUer of Purlingtoa, Dr. O. c. stickney of Hnrre. At Ihe beginning of the morning ses sion a tempoiary organization was effected, with the Uev. l'ra.-er Metzcter of itandolph as pre-ldent for the time being, and the ltev. J. Wallace Chchro or that place as mm ictmry. The delcL-alos reglsteied for the mm nlng and after noon session" were the ltev. S II. Harnuei (alternate) of the Jericho First Churci, t ongi esatlonal, of Jericho Center; the P.ev. James S Hraker. pa-t t of the lv,!.-t Hapilt Church, liiirllngton, i ppreserit tug the liapti.-t State convention commute -, of which he Is chairman; the Uev. J. Wallace dieshro (Uaptistl. pastor of the Pi derated li.iptl-t and Methodist P.pl copal chinch or Kamlolph; liyron N. Clark (Methodist Kpl-c-npal) or Uiuling ton. State se.ielary V. M. C A., at tending ns altcrna'e; the P.ev. Dr W. A. Davison iHapilst) of Hutllngton. .is alternate the Uev. Dr. pa.stur of the Methodist I C V. C.rl-tner, Episcopal Church or ltuillngton. as nlti mate: the Uev. Dr. C. II. Mcriill (Congregational i or St. .iohiisli.n-.v . secietary of the Vermont IV:nt-te Ml.-s.oiiai'y (oclety; the ltev. l-'rascr Metger. pastor of Cutli.my Con gregational Church, Itandolph ; the ltev. James U. Sargent, pastor or tin- First Congiegatloaal Church of Norlhllehl; th ltev. IC P. 'I"ieai, pastor of the Itii hmoii.i Congregational Church: and the ltev. William Shaw Sllpet Itltenib'llt, of St. Albans, district Methodist Hpl-cop.il Chill ch. The morning ses-lon opened at eleven o'clock, and was devoted to a iTIscus-lou of the con-tiuiti. ii and by-l iws, whl"h was continued at the afternoon sc-slnn, opening at l:i, the different articles and sections being taken up one hy one. Tip) Uev. In-. Hugh li. MacCauley (Presby terian) of Philadelphia, secretary of Ihe ea-tein dlstilct of the Federated Conned of Churches, explained the pur pose and operation of the clnu-es as tbev . ame up. 'and different mis fie. uuentl.v consulted In regard le their ailoptlun. He wis elected a member of the council. In an e-o(Tlco relationship, as also were the Mtate secret, irv of Hie Y M, (' A.. Mr. Clark, the State mmic-lin-v of the Inn r-detiomlnat'iinal Sunday School io-so "i.itlon, the Rev. H. A. IJurfvo nf Hurllngton; and the secretary of the Vermont Hlhle society, the Rev. U O. Sherburne of this city. A nominating com mittee was also chosen, consisting of the Rev. Dr. Davison, the Rev. Dr. Gilsiner, the Rev. Mr. Shaw, the Rev. Mr. Sai gent and the Rev. Dr. committee me Inter In iinori was submitted M'S-lnn, MacCauley. This Ihe dav, and Its nt tho evening ORJF.CT OF MF.F.TINfl. This meeting of the council of tho Inter-rhureli Federation of the Statu of Vermont Is tho llnnl step In the affiliation of tlie Vermont churclies with tho nation wide movement for Increased unity and co-operation mining Christian churches. For more than a decade the old "Inter denominational comity commission" has been woiklng Independently toward this end. A year ago this commission merged Its work Into that of the State Inter tluireli Federation, which has since re celwd the endorsement of tho various chinch conferences inMd dining the past tvvtlvo in. mill. The council Is made of the delegates of the various ili-iiomlnu-tlolMl bodies leplesellted III tills Htulf, who met heie yesteiday to complelo organization and to associate the Ver mont council wllh Ihe Federal Council of Die Chui dies of Christ In America, which was organized In Philadelphia three years ago, Dr. MacCauley was here as a member und the agent of' Ihn Federal Council, and to assist and ndvho In the llniil organization of the Vermont subsidiary fedrrattni. The work uf the fiscal teiumm liiHwt-1-ctanlMr yawlcout . ,p 1. In ietlel.. aloiiK lines of In , rPiwi.i) ..miilv between ilenotnlntitlotis mil chine he-, the spiead of suclnl purity mil a more complete organization within he federation Itself. WILL ATTACK AMPi'ltMHS'T HVII.S. Tin. cniinell loop, an emphatic .stand yiislerda in the direction of aoulul ptirltv when I' was doclded to strike ill'rectlv at the evils of dance halls, 1 theaters nnd moving picture shows, I tuning'' "ii ot'Pial to the mayor and ebb f "! police of each municipality, land Hi'' ''oi l erp.indlng oft'lecis of smaller mwiis and Milages, demand- Ing ii ' eiisnrshlp of all exhibitions 'dangerous to the. morals of young pco- pie, and similar regulation of dance bulla. These nppcals are '.o be bnek ' ,.,1 up the entire spliit ami mom! er- f the ledetatlon or cliili-.-lii's III the Stall of VeniHint, and at the i limine- session of tho State Lelslal ore a bill will be Introduced prohibit Ing the .,.nu,.t,,... op nnv opt-yon lltwlni 1 r. vitnrs ' or ugc it theater, mining plctui" show or pnhllc dance, ocept when ac coi.ilKinled by his or her legal guald lan. 'fits mi'istlle will also recelvi) the unl'id -upiiori of thn churches. The pi-eeiiiti : s of the federation move. tnent In .iinotit are determined Hint t tlu federation shall bo n posltlvo pow- I er In till- -i'ate, and ihe,,- are united In j tin- ns. he to make it i n h. Tie nicnlllilllng ei".l,lltle(. IH a1 i itini' i.i: . nnimltli e, hi Idlng olTke' Ihi-ou'tli Mi" entire yea'-, and havlnt,' ! power t' 1,11 wictim Icr Ii the roll of .fl'Icers gt Hi" fedeiallon, occur during Ihe ear. I'..'. MjFKT AT V. M. should any A. At i!:.i" there was it auppei i.t ih. V. C A. biillilinv. followed liv a program -f speaking. About .!.'. of the iiu'? . irel the lnytin'ii Intcresie.l In the r d-T.i I inji till Villi' 111 Were p,esent. lion. W. J. Van Patten or this city pn -fid o. iinl upereil tin. sp.aklng wilt, In Iff iini'iikst o! a ueneinl natiiri' re ga-.-dlng the federal lun, after vclihh he Intiidueed the lirst. spiakcr, the vtev Dr. JIii.'i '-i-'lev . The caatcrn seeieiar." made n strums' appeal for enthusiastic support id the ini.eirent 'Inter-'leiiomliiat lolial church I'eder lit I nil." s.l i ! be. "has be. I! likened l.i I' rope "I s.ind Hut the Union ol' the A merit an colonies was also called a 'riipo or .-aiu!.' Yet you see ;o what that union has grown." He recounted .ome ur tin- reient in -coinpll.shmeiits of the federated churches of New Jersey, especially 1. censorship and regulation of the at tendance of the youiifc at theaters and moving picture shows, and the ex clusion of tlie Jeffries-Johnson fight pictures from tho State and county falra In New Jersey. "One cantankerous woman," said Dr. 'Morrill, "call defeat tho entire plan ot til- association of churches In a cotn- munlly." lib administration J.VONMMY Idea w as for lulslne .a in Ihe church of to-day. AVI) HFl'lClHNCV. "Needless waste," .said he, "must be stopped, religion, .sought." "Would Kconomy and efficiency as in business, must to Hod." de.-lareo Mr. Davl- I. foul limed on page New York. Jan. 17 The seve-i- story warehouse of the Terminal Stor age company, occupying a full city blink near tin- North river water fioiit I and lontninlng meichandlse valued at ui it n than ilO.non.OOl. was swept by I lllu to-dav. entailing a lo-s of 5 1.J.'.ii.- I uuw. Prai tic. illy ivory available pice of lire lighting apparatus In Manhattan vvas called out, besides the tlie boats. The warehouse was of buck and .and concrete, and was ie;.;unli-d as one i of the most modern luiildlugs In that j jut ft of the city. Seven stoilcs in 'height, it was the largest .stiuctitre of jit! kind in Now York mid one of the J largest in the world. While th" biilld jlng Itself was fireproof, lis contents. I I (insisting mostly nf ko mIs awaiting ldfllvci to big New York depaitmein stores, were of a mosi Intlammablo nature. The building wan divided into lour sctlons bv flro walls, one section was continued bv John Wanaiiiakcr and con tained mi ! handlsc unsigned to him. Another .-eition was icnted bv Hlnibel j Urns., while the two remaining sections I luid as tenants nei.ilv fifty smaller con - eel ns. The (li e siorted In the W'.inu- maker compartment and worked Its way ihrough the fire wall to the i.lmbcl e -. i tlou. iloth scellons vveie i o'npeely g'itleii Theie wan no lo-s of life, though two firemen vveie seriously Iniuicil. When discovered the flames had gained such headway that there was little op portiuilly to use flro fighting devices vvlililu tho building. When the firemen arrived they found nil windows barred by thick steel shut ters. This obstacle caused costly delay. As tho lire gained headway, theso bar riers added danger to tho work of thu llremen, for the heat melted the fasten ings .mil tho shutters fell to the street. Whenever thev gave way flames burst from the windows, bill the openings Im mediately bocnniu targets for streams of water. LITTLE HOPE FOR RICHESON ;nrnnr'ii Council ItrruseH In Com mute lleulh Sentence of IMipIiih. lioston, Jan. 17, The If. days' resplto granted to Silas N, Phelps of Monroo Bridge, tlie condemned murderer of Dep uty Sheriff Emmrtt F. Husklns, failed to bring him commutation through the Inac tion of the flovertior's council o-day. and he will die sometime next weok Governor Fosn, who obinlntd the lesplto for helps from the 1011 cnuurll, found the new council strongly opposed to commu tation. Its i ttltitde on thu death penulty Is regnidcil as having an unfavorable, beating on ' similar petition from the Rev. C- V. T- Rleheson, also under sen tence of death, AI the regular council meeting th C.ov crnnr had a long talk wllh tho member and found seven nf the nne Hlrongly In fnvur oi' allowjns the liw to t&W it FLAMES DAMAGE nnnr uiinninnor I HIM VAhtnUU5t! CUBA RECOVERING RDM TUf QUflPk I IIUIVI MIL 0IIUUI General Impression That Knox Note Was Not Intended As Threat, BELIEVES PERIL HAS PASSED Patriotic Tone of Newspapers and Utterances of Public Men Serve to Restore Public Confidence. llavaiin. Jan. IT. -Pi'e. ldent Home, lo-i nlghl euiil'errcil at tlie pal. ice with i prominent men tcprcoulthg the voter- 1 ails and Ihe puh'.lcal ..artics regnidin; I the action in he taken In connectl-m with i lit- t'otiticatloi' ft inn the Anion uin .-iiictary of t.itc that the I'nited -i. ite- government imgh ic compiJIcd to liilirvene In Cuba.) affalis. Tin shock of the ii 'fill! vestcrdav of in s possnili Interveii.lun by tho l lllted .-' itf a licl'u- i.r c i. en.' impr. vv is . I!cf. Ion sii i ded lu-ii.iy ny i o'i.-e'i:"in upon the. tha. the Knox tiotej vas l,reiii!.sl pn n ly as a h:i' to 1 I e-ldent itoosi vi caution. Siml a's btter to .M.i.ada. not as a threat, or even anlnlght at the outside. indication of Washington's Intent to pro ci ..I to i t t'e t .1 1 1 1 1 y within! flirt In f pm ' in atlnll. This leellng whs Ulhali ed by ellcour .init; iil.era'ices nf viillous public men, lb- nopetul pntrotic lone o' the malorlty ot tlie newspapers end the general belli t lltat I be eter.ins' lamp.iign Is practical Iv need in the fa r ill- peril menacing Cut .111 llidepcllllclire. Irteiest centered on the result o( tho conference to-night, of the Presi dent with tho various notables. whlt-U convened at 0:.".0 o'clock, with Indica tions that it wiiul.l remain In session until an early hour of the morning. The confeienco will decide upon the terms of tho reply to the Knox note, and It is rumored will likely agree on th.i revoci'iion nf ann.ilin -.'it of the civil tci-.lc" law,.vvhl'h will give a final (inioltis to tho aspirations of tho jveterti:-t In rifflrniing ciual rights for iill Culiins to Hold office, legardless ot their pro-Spirls'i antecedent. HDJTltHIAI. COMMHNT MHAtiHl.'. , The editorial comments of tho Hava na newspapers are meagre and are charaeterlzed generally by patriotic ad jurations to all Cubans, regardless of their political affiliations, to forget past and present different os and unlto loyally In obeying the laws and pre serving order as the only way whereby the independence of the republic can bo maintained. Tlie editorial.- aie without any senti ment of bitterness ug.iln-t the t'nltei I Ol.iies Willi uie i-.i I'l'iiuu ii imii. 'iiiiii-ii j ! In 1-u Pren-a, w hich demands the lecall of i tlie American minister, Arthur M. Bea i- ' Idf. on the ground or dl-eotirtcay In pie-I -cnting the note directly to the President, Instead or to ihe secretary or state This eourse had hem taken because tlM minister was unable to tiud the secretary who had lett his oillce at an early hour, nnd be-ause the miulMir was anxious not to delay the presentation or the notu which explanation was ceremoniously ten dered to Secretary Sangnlly to-day by tho : ei retar.v of the Ahum lean legation, llus'i lilh.-otl Secretary riangully to-day sent de sp.itihtv. to all the Cuban iulnHcr.4 aiu oad giving the put port of the Amer ican note vvlili the n-.s'.ir.iin.e ib.it the Cu ban government "voulil proceed with serenity, coiillding in the patriotism ol the t uban:. for ob'-ilb lice to the law and tlie pi e-ei vatbii! of pi ace" VKTKHA.VS W'll.b FF.P.S1ST. Cell. Ihnlllo Nunez, president uf 111.! veieran.-' association, in an Interview to- da; tvaiflriiied hl opinion that the I'nited i-iaie- was not .lusiiiien in uui-iu-iiniia Intervention, becaii-c the veterans' as coclation was purely a patriotic organiza tion. It existed only for the purpose ot promoting (he welfare of the republic bv cotisiitiitlomil mean-. He declared, however, that the veterans were deter mined to pcr-ist In the campaign, tlie Meet of which was the lurlllention of I ,i, rlvil service and of all publlc.tllons ohuosloi s to patriots hy reason of form"!' hostllltv io the cause of Cuban in di peiideiu e. General doubt Is felt icg.irdlug Ihe ability or XuniM to carry out bis pro gram, on account or the defection of ninny of his followers. General Nunez had n conference this afternoon with the secretary of the In terior, t-'enur Machado. vv hen It was decided that the V'terans should with draw their obnoxious address to the presl dent, demanding anuulment-of the decine forbidding army officers from attending viteran meetings, und substituting 'or this demand a respectful petition setting forth Mm right of officers to attend meet legs of what Nunez declnred to be only a patriotic society. The Hrltlsh mlniFter, Stephen Ieeh, nln visited Pecrctnrv S'angiiHv but tlie purposo of his visit was not ro vealed. It Is believed, however, that It did not pertain to the present crisis. The Sountei to-day sent a communica tion to President Gomez, giving assur ance of support in his efforts to com pel compliance with the law and tho prerervntlon of order nt any cost, as tho only way to savo tho republic FIRM TONR OF MARKET. The tono of the slock exchange wan strong on the news uf possible- Inter vention, und In the board of trado tliero was Kietit relief at the piobable revival of business, which recently has beoii much depressed. From var ious parts nf tho Island reports have been received Hiat many planters, who heretofore had heeu afraid to begin RrliullnR, now Intend to put their mills Into lmmdlotfl operation. This will hnvo tho excellent effect of glvlnif vm plovment In the Holds nnd inllls to thousands qf Cubans who are nnw dls aaLtiaaa a4 IteMe to iato uiWnaa movements In cfjiinciliencii ot lack of work. 11 Is also reported that largo orders are coming In from country merchants who for several months; have been keeping down tholr stocks to the limit of bare necessities, There Is a ten dency also on tho pnrt of thn banks lo make loans to planters, which they havu provlously withhold, as a reault of n general lack of confidence! arising "tit of the threatening political con ditions. All parts of tho Island con tlliuo to send In reports of peaceful ' ondltlon". WuBhlhgton, Jan. IT. President 'lontez's position vlll bo made much iiioro secure by tho warning Issued vostorday by the State department In Hi" oplnlnn of tho officials here. It is held that the lineal of intervention i will go far toward? relieving tho Cuban ' irci1ent of his apprehension that this ' tovertitnent was about to Inaugurate ; .neither period of occupation. ! For some time pn.st President Oomez had been contemplating clcnllng forcl idy with an element In Cuba that leemcil determined to force Its will ipori Ihn executive anil Congress In de I nance of law and the constitution. To j undertake to bring those people to J erms bv force, Involving the arrest i nil pet-heps the killing of some of ! 'in-ill. might be r. garded bv the I'nited , states as an evidence of a revolution i iry oullriak which would compel irined Intervention. Hy yesterday's '.nmitiid upon (lomcz to carry out the onstltutlonal guarantees, the United States government virtually has given its assent in udvnncu to any drastic measntes President lininu may feol .ailed upon to take. While still conlldent that there will 'ie no occasion for military interven- lon in Cuba, the general staff Is lay ing Its plans whereby an adequate force of troops could bo thrown Into the principal Cuhnn ports In a fort- Transportation .service for a prelim Dnnry Invading army of npproilmatnly I 1,83(1 men I- available for Immedlntti i use In the riilted States nrmy trnns !;.oris Meade. Kllpatrlck, Sumner and .'fi C lei la lid These vessels are now- lying ai Newport News In readiness for Immediate service RUTLAND MINORITY BEATEN Court T)enlfs Moikholrdrs' llpqurst to Jlne Hen-lver ApjMiliited. New York, .Ian. 17. Stockholders of the Itutland railroad headed by J. M. Hunn" well again were defeated to-day In their efforts to have n receiver appointed for the company. Renewed attempts to se cure orders enjoining the New York Central from diverting business from the Rutlnnel and restinlning the New York Central from transferring to th-! control of the nutland Valley Unilway company, or the lioston ftnllion.il Holelln? company, any interest in the slock of the Rutland Railroad company, also were without avail. Judge Noyes In the Tnltcd States cir cuit court denied all three motions, but in doing so pave the petitioners permission to lenew their requests upon the presenta tion of new evidence. OOSEVtLT ISN'T BACKED BT STEEL Campaign against President Taft Is Led by Men vith Per sonal Grievance. Washington, Jan. 17 Rumois that the steel men are standing behind Oeni'Bo W. Pel kins In his promotion of tho Roosevelt boom wero denied hero yesterday by republicans familiar with what Is taking place behind tho scones. In fact there Is good reason to believe that the steel corporation people havo assured Mr. Tafl's advis ors within tho last two days that Mr. Perkins s activity Is entirely a per sonal matter, that ho Is acting abso lutoly without support of J. P. Morg-tvn or nny other person Interested In the steel corporation. Mr. Porklns'a friendship for Colonel lloosovelt Is well known, and It Is said hero that Mr. Perkins slncn he loft . Wall street has had ambitions to ap- , pear ns a directing force In politics. An Interesting list was compiled here yesterday of the men who aro foremost In leading the movement against Prnsldent Taft. Nearlv every one of these men carries a personal grievance. Here are a few of tho more prominent on tho list: Glfford Plnriiot. dismissed by Pres ident Taft from the post of chief for ester for Insubordination. Jam os R. Garfield, disappointed In not having been carried over from the Roosevelt administration Into tho Tuft cabinet. George W Perkins, a director In the United States Steel corporation, which Is now being sued by the government, and a director and stockholder In ths International Harvester company, whoso dissolution Is being sought. Walter F. Hrovvn of Ohio, whoso recommendations for two United States Judges and other federal candi dates wero turned down by the Presi dent, Kdwln Vt Ieo, ux-republlcan State chaliunan of Indiana. Tho President refused to appoint him United States marshal In Indiana and to other of fices that he wanted, Bx-Senator Albert .1. Hoverldge ol Indiana, deprived of Indiana patron age by Mr. Taft. Dn Hanna nf Ohio, now under In dictment on a charge of conspiracy to violate tho Sherman nntl-trust law In a suit brought under tho Taft admin Istratioii, Charles 1. C'rano of Chicago, nomi nated by Mr. Taft as ambassador to China and recalled almost before In had leached Ran Francisco. William U Ward of New Vork. whose recommendatlonh for pnstmns tnrp In Wosfhcstci' county were not HOME COMING OF CARDINAL FARLEY Three-Quarters of a Million Peo ple Welcomed New Prince of Church. CATHEDRAL BLAZE OF LIGHT Memorable Day of Ovation Brought to Brilliant 'Close Mounted Police Had to Charge Throngs. Now York, Jan. 17. Illumination to night ef St. Patrick's Cathedral, wltl CO.MO electric lights strung to tho very tips of the two great spires, endod a memorable day of ovation for John Cardinal Farley on his return to Amer ica as a newly created prince of th church. It Is estimated that three-quar-trs of a million people saw his emin ence driven from the Uattery, where ho landed from an ocean liner, up Broad way and Fifth avenue to the cathedral Ho unbounded was the enthusiasm of many who sought to kiss his ringtth&t the mounted police wero obliged to charge the throngs repeatedly. Dressed In his scarlet robes tho cardinal rode in an open carriage through a lane of his fieoplo and friends for raoro than four miles, chlllel by tho cold weather, but warmed by the plaudits of hundreds Of thousands and tho sight of the cardinal and pupal' colors dlsplayeel along tho en tire route. As he reached tho cathedral he found n throng of such numbers that It wm only hy force that way was made for him into tlie edifice. Six thousand chil dren's voices were raised In tho "Te Deum" as ho entered. In thanks for th welcome he received, his eminence spoke with great feeling and delivered thu blessings of Pope Plus X. "Coming now from his sacred presenoe," he said, "and after several private audi ences in which he opened his fatherly heart as to a loving sem; and after hear In,? that voice which seomod to speak In tones of Inspiration In public consistory, proclaiming to the world fearlessly de nunciation of tho schemes of the church's enemies. I havo returned with a confi dence more than over before that God has placed in the chair of Peter a man after Christ's own heart, to meet the needs of the time. 'Not only is that feeble old man caltn and untroubled, but one sees mat, an placid Insistence Is founded on the pro found faith of the saints, strong as. adam ant In the belief that God Li with him and his church as He had promised He wouw be" At the conclusion of hLs address the car dlnnl descended from his throne ami kneeling took part in the benediction o. tho blessed sacrament, the "Tnntum Ereo" being sunR by the thousands ol children assisted by priests and semina rians banked on tho left sldo of the alUr. Cardinal Farley then gave tlie Denecjc- tlon to tho congregation and the orsaii pealed forth "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name." The Berlin, bearing Cardinal Faney aai suite, which steamed Into Quarantine Uit night, got an early start up theb. to dock at Hoboken this morning. Froci there tho steamer Rosedale transported the cardinal and party across the Hudson lo the foot of Hroadway, where 1M auto mobiles were assembled to carry htm and the committees of welcome northward along Rroitdway and Fifth avenue to the cnthedrnl. Tho Catholic societies were at their posts along the route by 13:30 p. m. The national and papal colors fluttered from many buKlness houses. From the city hall tlo.itod tho national, State nnd city flag. To-day's ceremonies marked only thu beglnnm ot the receptions, ecclesiastical, public and private, at which Cardinal Farley will be tho chief figure during tho next few days. RULES AGAINST RAILROADS Vermont l.lnea Will Ceirr Demurrage Ciwe to Supreme Court. Montpeller, Jan. 17. The publle lervicn commission hail a heating at the State House this morning on the petition of Attorney-Genoral J. G. Sargent for thn State of Vermont. Alleging that tin Rutland Railroad company and tha Cen tral Vermont Railway company had vio lated the State law by collecting de murrage after two days, the Vermont statutes providing that demurrage shall lie charged only at the expiration of four days. The commission ruled pro forma that tho Vermont laws refer onl to Intra state traffic and cannot be applied to luterstnto commerce, and that the rail roads havo violated the State law. The railroads acknowledged the facti as set forth by the attorney-general, but held that tho State law Is unconstitu tional. They also asserted that It Is contrary to the regulations prescribed by tho Interstate commerce commission, which provides for two days or 48 hours free time for loading or unloading enr Tho railroads excepted to the ruling of tho commission and will take the caso to the supreme court for a ruling as to the constitutionality of the Vermont de murrage law. Kdwanl W. Lawrence appeared as counsel for tho Itutland road nnd C, W. Witters for the Central Vermont M, Maaiff, superintendent of telegraph nnd car accountant for the Central Ver mont road, also attended the heating. The hearing on tho petltlpn of State against the Western Telephone compan1 was continued In tho afternoon on ac count of Illness uf State's Attorney Tm per tit Addison, who appeared as counsrl for tho petitioners. Los Angeles, Cnl., Jan, 17, Vernon, a suburb of l.os Angeles, and believed to bo the onlvy Incorporated city In thu United States that has not a slnirlfl church, has voted for "wol" Sundays There arc three saloons. Fifty wome;i