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VOL. IX NO. 274. BARKE, YT., MONDAY FEBRUARY 5, 1906. PRICE, ONE CENT.
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If Algerciras Conference Fail
; ed of Purpose
SAYS THE GERMAN GOVT.
But Matters Would Come Back to Point
Where They Were When the Mo
roccan Conference Was
. Berlin, Feb, 5. The -foreign office to
day issued another statement to the ef
fect that Germany does not intend to
declare war against France in the event
that the conference at Algvjrieas ends
unsatisfactorily from a German view
point, and Germany is convinced that
France will not resort to war in ease
she is disappointed with the outcome of
the conference. The failure of the con
ference would not disturb the peace of
the world but would simply mean that
matters would remain as before the con
ACCIDENT PROVED FATAL.
Lady Grey Died Yesterday, Had Been
Thrown From Trap.
London, Feb. 5. -Lady Grey, wife of
Sir Edward Grey, the foreign minister,
who sustained concussion of the brain
by being thrown from her trap at Filing
ham, Northumberland last Thursday,
died yesterday without having regained
The untimely death of Lady Grey has
brought to the new foreign minister
many sincere messages of sympathy.
Throughout tho nation Lady Grey's de
votion to her husband and her pride in
bis political career were well known
and the announcement of her death as
the result of an accident just when Hr
Edward had reached the zenith of bis
ambitions struck a sympathetic chord
which finds voice in the newspapers of
all shades of political opinion.
King Edward on learning of the
death of Lady Grey sent a kindly tele
gram to Sir Edward.
I-ady Grey died in the room of a
school house near which she was thrown
from the trap. Sir Edward never left
the side of her bed after the accident.
His wife showed not tho slightest glint
iner of consciousness from the first,
Copenhagen, Feb. 5. There was an
impressive memorial service over the
body of King Christian in tho "Garden"
room of the palace last night. All the
members of the royal family were pres
ent, but otherwise the ceremony was
Two sentries of the foot guard, wear
ing old-fashioned busbies, stand at the
door. The coffin lies in the middle of
the room, beneath the gaze of former
Danish kings and queens, whose pictures
line the red tapestried walls. It is cov
ered with two Danish Bags and lies amid
banks of the rarest (lowers and sur
rounded by wreaths, lilies, pinks, white
roses, violets, lilies of the valley and car
nations. The entire absence of black from the
"garden" room is noteworthy. The whole
grouping rather suggests the glorious
crowning of an honored life.
WITHOUT APPARENT REASON.
General Orloff Began Bombardment of
Riga, Feb. 5. General OrlofT, who was
the Baltic provinces, arrived here, yes
terday. Without apparent reason, be
at once proceeded to bombard the poly
technic schiol house. Many persons
were killed or wounded by the firing.
GAS KILLS ONE.
And Second Man Is in a Precarious Con
dition. Providence, R. L, Feb. 5. The acci
dental inhaling of illuminating gas dur
ing Saturday night. caused the death of
an unknown man about 30 yenrs old and
rendered Eugene Curran, another occu
pant of tho room, unconscious, at a
boarding house on South street here dur
ing the night. . ..-
Curran 1ms been a lodger at the house
for some time, and wiien he returned
late Saturday night he brought with
him the unknown man, a stranger to
the other occupants of the house. The
discovery of the asphyxiation was made
by another lodger. Both men were par
tially dressed when found.
The pas escaped from a loose elbow
in the fixture. Curran hnd not regained
consciousness and the identity of the
companion will not probably be known
until he recovers. Curran's condition is
ARRESTED ON SUSPICION.
Charged of Vagrancy But He May Bo
Wanted in Worcester, Moss.
New York, Feb. S,-Fu k OVupprvski,
32 vears of ae, '-"'.-per of Mis
petfi, 1. I., was ui last night by
the police of B.o-i"ii on a technical
chaio ol vagrancy, t.ie police declaring
the piisoner is wanted by the authori
ties of Worcester, Mass., for al eged
complicity in the partial destruction of
the home" of Paul Mrisozynski of 32 Un
ion avenue, Worcester. The dynamite
bombs made of gab.inired iron pipe were
exploded and tho houe in which Mosi
rynski, the complainant and several
other families lived at the, time wa ser
Jouslr damaged. The prisoner claimed
to have an interest amounting to $1 00
in the boiue but there was some coin-
dicntion over tlie mortgng. wnereii! ou
i nn afpnipA wrnt to Worcester
lilt Itini, ..v.-. -- -- -
unl demanded the return of $300 cash
which Mosozynski states he was unable
to pes'. Coioiowl:j is alleged to bive
Jepartcd making threats.
SHOT BY A BOARDER. ,
Michael Sullivan of South Groveland,
Mass., Senously Wounded.
South Groveland, Mass., Feb. 5. Mi
chael Sullivan, proprietor of a local
boarding house, was siiot and seriously
wounded last night by Thomas Heflcr
nan, a boarder. Sullivan was taken to
the Hale hospital at Haverhill, where it
was Said that his condition was critical.
After the shooting Heffcrnan went to
Haverhill and gave himself up to the
first policeman he met, saying that he
had killed a man and wanted to be ar
retted. According to the authorities, Sullivan
and his wife were in the kitchen of the
boarding house when Hoffernaa entered
the room, and, without a word of warn
ing, drew a revolver and shot Sullivan
i in the back, near the shoulders. Sulli
van turned to grapple with his assailant
and a second shot was fired, lodging in
'Sullivan's chest and shattering the shoul
der bone. Sullivan's wife says that Hof
fernan fired a third shot, which did not
Heffernan told the Haverhill officer
that there had been a long standing
feud between Sullivan and himself and
he knew that he would have to kill Sul
livan in order to prevent being killed
himself. ' He expressed no regret for
Hetfernan, who was employed in the
South Grovelaud woolen mill, has been
out of work for some time and his as
sociates said last night that he hnd acted
peculiarly and they considered him men
ONLY TWO PERSONS HURT.
But There Were a Number of Narrow
New York, Feb. 5.The six-tory fac
tory building at 107-117 Grand street, at
the corni'i- of Mercer street, in the heart
of the silk and linen district, was burn
ed yesterday with a loss exceeding $250,
000. Charles Schoolhouse & Sons, man
ufacturers of ribbons, suffered a loss of
$100,000, fully insured, and Bernuard,
Ulmann & Co., dealers in yarns, embroid
eries and braids, lost more than $150,000,
partly covered . insurance.
The fire was a spectacular one, flames
bursting from all the windows within
a few minutes after the first alarm was
sounded. So many thousands of people
were attracted to the scene that police
reserves from eight downtown precincts
had to be summoired. There were a
number of narrow escapes but only two
persons, a fireman and a policeman, were
hurt, their injuries being slight.
Fifteen members of the insurance pa
trol squad were caught iu the basement
of the building by falliug timbers soon
after the fire started and were threaten
ed with sufTocation. With axes, how
ever, they managed to chop a hole in
the wall to an adjoining building and
PREPARING STRIKE ORDER.
To Send the Coal Miners Out on tbe
First Day of April. j
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 5. It was in
timated at the international headquar
ters of the United Mine Workers of
America yesterday that before the ad
journment of the present session of the
executive board Secretary W. B. Wilson
will be instructed to prepare a formal
strike order, effective on April 1, in
order to avoid the reassembling of the
board after the adjournment of the pres
No meeting of the board was held
Sunday. The question of the per capita
tax of $1 a week for the establishment
of a national defense fund, which was
informally discussed just before the ad
journment of the board meeting Satur
day evening, is expected to be the first
subject taken tip, when that body . re
sumes! its inc iting today.
. BALFOUR AT ODDS
Split in the Unionist Party Is Now Rec
ognized and Has Caused a Great
Discussion in Engliah Politics.
London, Feb. 5. That there is a split
in the unionst partv is recognized as an
existing fact by the Unionist newspa
pers this morning. They ny it is de
finitely known tliat Mr. Balfour and
Mr. Chamberlain have agreed to disagree
and that it is believed Mr. Chamberlain
will withdraw from his adhesion to Mr.
Balfour and organize a separate party
on tariff reform. This, it is admitted
by the Standard, the Morning Tost and
other Unionist newspapers, will be the
only course open to Mr. Chamberlain,
unless indeed, Mr. Balfour decides to
call a meeting of the party and allow
its members to decide the question of
Tho whole situation forms the noliti
cal sensation of the hour and nothing
else is discussed ' in the political clubs.
It was stated very emphatically vester
day that if Mr. Balfour would not agree
to call a meeting of the party, former
secretary or state tor uoine altans,
Akers-Dotiglas, would be appointed lead.
er ad interim until Mr. Balfour is return
ed in parliament by the citv of London
There is still a remote chance of Wal
ter Hume Long, former president of the
local government board, being asked to
accent, tlie leadership under a com
pi:.: e, but well informed persons say
pof.tiiyely that Mr. Balfour will decline
an; thing like a compromise, while Mr.
Chsmberluin insists on standing for
It is ev.n intimated that the invita-
, tion to Mi . Balfour to stand for the seat
j for the i ity of London, resigned in bis
j favor by Alban G, 11. Gibbs, may be
withdrawn unless he goes over to Mr.
.Chamberlain, but this is believed to be
. hardly hkelv.
The Liberals will decide today whether
jthey will contest' the sent for the city
!of Ixuilmi, and in view of the latest
: developments, there is a likelihood of
Mr. Balfour having to fight for it.
Through the Rotten Ice.
Worcester, Mass., Feb. 5. .John C.
Power, 31 years old, was drowned in
Middle river yesterday afternoon while
playing benders with some playmates on
FOR 200 FEET
Explosion at Wilkes Barre, Pa.
Today Killed One Alan
AND WRECKED BUILDING
Firo Added Its Part to the Devastation
Man Killed Was the Only Person
ia the Will at the
. Time, .
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Feb. 5. -Ono man
was killed and property valued at $10,-
000 was destroyed bv the explosion of
a large tubular boiler at Delahanty's
machine shops , at Pitteton this morning.
Hiram Davenport, the night watchmau,
who was the only man in the building,
was instantly killed. The boiler was
blown two hundred feet through the
roof of the Alpin Shirt Mills. Resi.
dences and stores within a radius of live
hundred feet were damaged and the
windows were wrecked in all direc
tions.""'' ' "' -'-;-'-.
KNOTT & CLOSSON CASE.
Bankrupt Firm Has Not Been Dis
charged. Burlington, Feb. S.Clerk George E.
Johnson of the United States court re
ceived Saturday from Judge H. H.
Wheeler of Brattkboro, a decision in
the Knott &, Closson bankruptcy case.
The decision was on the report of Re
feree George W. Deberville, nbo recom
mended that the discharge from bank
ruptcy bo not granted and was as fol
lows: ''Exceptions overruled, and report
accepted; objections sustained and dis
The report of Referee Deberville was
filed in the fall of 1902 but the hearing
on the matter was not held until last
week. The firm of Knott & Closson was
adjudged bankrupt March 14, 1900, and
John J. Enright was appointed trustee.
Objections were filed opposing the dis
charge, the objecting creditors being rep
resented by C. C. title of BratUeboio,
ACCUSED TWO PEOPLE
OF SHOOTING HIA
Isaac Bonnell of Nashua, N. H., First
Said His Wife Did It, and Then
1 ,.: ,; A. t. MorreJV Her
i . . Manager.
Haverhill, Mass., Fob. 5. -While Isaac
Bonnell of Nashua, N. H., lay on the
floor of the apartment of his wife, Mrs.
Ida Bonnell, a paint reader of this city,
yesterday, bleeding from a bullet wound
m the head, he accused first his wife
and then A. L. Morrell, her manager,
with shooting him. Bonnell i in a ser
ious condition. Mrs. Bonnell was locked
up on a charge of assault with intent
to kill. Morrcll was held as a wit
ness. Mrs. Bonnell told the police that her
husband fired at her first and showed
an abrasion of her right arm, and a
bullet hole through her sleeve. She
claimed that she then picked up a re
volver and shot at his in self defense.
Bonnell and his wife had been separated
for eome time.
LEAPED IN FRONT OF TRAIN.
Unidentified Man Committed Suicide in
New York, Feb. 5. An unidentified
man, about 33 years of age, committed
suicide last night by leaping in front
of a rapidly moviug electric railroad
train at 65tb street and Pecoud avenue.
Death was almost instantaneous, the
body being badly mutilated. The train
which killed the man was stopped so sud
denly by the use of emergency brakes
that the passengers were thrown in
heaps on the floor. The. train was crowd
ed and something of a panic ensued.
Reserves of the East 67th street police
station quietd the passengers.
OFFICERS IN CUSTODY.
Charged With Leaving Fort Ethan Allen
Without Permit. i
Burlington, Feb. 5. First Lieut. Rich
ard B. Going and Second Lieut. Arthur!
J. Lynch, attached to the Fifteenth!
United States cavalry at Fort Ethan
Allen, have been ordered confined to
?uarters by Lieut.-Col. Alexander
iogers, the commandant at the post.
Lieutenants Lynch and Going are charg
ed with being absent without leave. It is
alleged that they came to this city Sat
urday night and did not return to the
post until noon Sunday,
Both officers have previously been
couit martialed for breaches of military
discipline and etiquette.
TWO ITALIANS QUARREL.
And One of Them , May Not Recover
from Stab Wounds.
Boston, Feb. 3. TVo Italians became
involved in a quarrel in the north end
last evening, which resulted in Pietro
Pennaechio being taken to the relief
hospital with deep cuts in the neck and
bowels, while Einiglano Rinaldo was
locked up on a charge of assault with
intent to kill. Pennacchio's condition
was reported as serious.
; MANY BODIES FOUND.
In Ruins of Home for Aged at Rennes,
Rennes, Feb. 5. All the buildings of
the Home for the Aged In the Faubourg,
Deparis kept by the little sisters of
the poor were destroyed by fire yes
terday. . Nine bodies have been found
in the ruins. Three women die! from
fright. Chaplain Stenou while attempt
ing to save the inmate of tho home,
fell and was seriously Injured,
TRY TO BREAK WILL.
Three Appeals Over Will of Burr B.
Capron of East Pittrford.
Rutland, Feb. S. It is expected that
a will case of more than usual interest
will be heard at the March term of the
Rutland county court, when three ap
peals from the commissioners of the will
of Burr E. Caprou of East Pittsford,
who died March 15, 1005, are considered.
These appeals have just been filed with
County Clerk A. Harman. They are
made by Clara Engel Capron, an adopted
daughter of tho deceased, who claims
that $fi,000 is duo her, the administrator
of Tabitha N. Gould, who asks for $1,
518.89, alleged to be duo for services
as housekeeper, and George C. Thrall
of this city, who has filed a c'ahn for
$1,127.81 in common counts.
Miss Capron who is about 18 years
old, is a student at this Rutland high
school. She was adopted by Capron in
May, 1900, and claims that she was to
become tho man's wile heir. According
to the will filed with the local probate
court, she does not receive what she
expected. It is understood that Burr
Capron once made a 'will, leaving all
his property to the adopted daughter,
but later another document was drawn
The girl nome time ago contested this
will, and this, too, is pending in county
court', She claims that the second wiil
was made through "fraud, threat and
the persuasion of one Mrs. Tabitha
The appraisers. Lawyer A. G. Cool
idge and W. A. Clark of this city, only
found property to the value of $3,723
belonging to Capron.
VICTIM OF FOOTBALL
DIED IN RUTLAND
Edward S. larnerd, Aged 19 Years, Re
ceived a Bad Kick In Came Which
Was Played Last
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; Rutland, Feb. 5. Edward S. Larn
erd, 19 years old, a member of a Rutland
foot ball team, died Saturday night as
tho result of an injury received during
a foot ball fame oil the Rutland fair
pround lust fall. lie played left tackle
on his team and was a fearless player.
In the midst of a scrimmage one of the
opposing eleven kicked him viciously in
the pit of the stomach. While the blow
caused him momentary pain, no evil ef
fects were felt until the following day,
when he complained of soreness. Acute
gastritis developed as a result, and de
spite the best of medical aid, the young
man became worse and waited away.
liis case has been watched witn much
interest, for the intestines seemed to
have become paralyzed as a result of
the blow and could not perform their
ordinary functions. Dieting pave only
slight relief. During his illness the
young man had many hemorrhage from
The identity of the man who kicked
Larnerd is not known, so that no action
csn be taken, but hia dath has cast a
gloom upon the members of the eleven,
tome of whom assert that they will
never engage in a foot ball content
Spain. The young man was exception
ally popular and enthusiastic in all out
He died at the home of his aunt,
Mrs. Fred Bums, on Evelyn street.
GOT A $1 VERDICT.
Randolph Law Suit Peters Out in Small
Randolph; Feb. 5. In M. M. Wilson's
office Saturday afternoon the cane of
Eugene Wardner vs. Junius Barttro to
recover $14.00 for papering, painting
and services rendered several years ago,
was tried before Justice of Feac Will,
jam II. Nichols, and a jury composed of
C. R. Grander, II. M. Gaylord, Lemuel
Richmond, I). C. Woodward and John
Mead. The testimony of various wit
nesses showed that the defendant hsd
accounts to offset that of the plaintiff.
The case was given to the jury at five
o'clock and in" few minutes the ver
dict was brought in that the defendant
should receive one dollar damage end
thot plaintiff should pay the costs. The
two men now intend to make a quiet
settlement and drop the case. John
Wilson of Bethel was attorney for the
plaintiff and Fred Davis of Springfield
for the defundant.
MISSTATED HIS AGE.
H. B. Hagar of Weybridge Arrested on
That Charge and Hell
Rutland, Feb. 5. Henry B. llagar of
Wcybridge was arrested Saturday by
Deputy United States Marshal E. S.
Whittaker on the charge of misrepre
senting his age in taking a civil service
examination for rural delivery mail car
rier. He was arraigned before Commis
sioner James A. Merrill of this Jit y
Saturday afternoon and was bound over
in $250 bail to appear before the federal
grand jury at Burlington, February 27,
He furnished bail. In his application
Hagar gave his age at G2 years. The
civil service commission requires that
all candidates for the position of rural
carrier, who have not served in the army
or navy, shall be under 75 years of age.
District Attorney J. L. Martin of Biat
tleboro, who made the complaint, claims
that Hagar is older than this.
NO ONE SAW ACCIDENT.
But D. W. Drislane'a Body Was Found
Bellows Falls, Feb. 5. D. V. Drislane.
aged 2S, a brakeinan on the Rutland
railroad, was killed hero Sunday. He
was to go out on the paper train run to
Rutland and having to throw a switch
jumped on the brake beam of tho en
gine. In some way he fell the engine
passing over him, cutting of? both Ici
end an arm. No one saw the accident
and he wns found later lying beside the
rails and lived an hour, lie was unmar
ried and hua a mother living at North
Walpole, N. II.
BACK IN MADRID.
King Alfonso Cheeted as He Returned
Madrid, Feb. 3. King Alfonso arrived
at Madrid Saturday, lie was gretted
nt the station by members of the royal
family, cabinet ministers and a nuniW
of high olliciols. The crowds chacrcd
the kiijg as k diuva to tM tLae,
And in Some Instrnces Have
ABOUT ALLEGED AERGER
President Roosevelt Today Sent to the
House of Representatives a Response
'' of the Interstate Commerce
Washington,, Feb. 5. Tho president
today sent to the House n response of
the interstate commerce commission to
call for information regarding the al
leged merger of the Pennsylvania and
other roads. The document sets forth
data 'concerning stockownership of the
roads ia question and says that the pub
lished rates of the several roads "have
been letter maintained and in some in
stances advanced" since tho acquisition
by the Pennsylvania Railroad company
and that "there appears to be less com
petition in rates Is'tween these lines
than was formerly the case."
THE DICKIE BOYS.
How Making a Stage Out of Smoking
' : . . Cars.
The Burlington Free Press savs to
day: '"Traveling talesmen coming to
the city are discussing the case of Frank
and John Dickie, the two Barre boys
who left their borne to roam the state
sinying. The boys at present are earn
in; pennies by riding on the passenger
trains between Montpelier and Water
bury. They travel in the smoking car,
oingint the latest melodies, and then
the bat is passed., Drummer state that
the boys tell all kinds of stories that
t;ra untrue. When they were in this city
they slept in kirns and went to Fort
Ethan Alien, where tboy were connected
with an escapade. If the boys are found
on the streets in this city att?r the cur
few sound they will be arrested by the
police department. The authorities, in
the opinion of men who are acquainted
with the esse, should take some action
lit once to see that the boys are given
baths and sent to school. The drum
mers sre aho surprised that the rail
road officials allow the boys to make a
concert hall of the smoking cars."
BR0CKEN LOCK ONLY DAMAGE.
At Fire Department Call cn Saturday
"' . . 'J.' - Evtning. ; .,', '
The lire department was kept busy
last week, it being called out the last
time at 7:45 Saturday evening. The
cause of the alarm, which was tele
phoned, was a chimney blaze in R. S.
Currier's bouse in the. rear of the Cur
rier building on North Main street. The
families who occupied the bouse were
absent at the time and tho firemen had
to break into the buildinji. Tho con
tents of a hand chemical were sufficient
to extinguish the blaze. All the dam
age, that was done was the breaking of
the lock on the door when the firemen
WOMAN THREW VITR0L.
Invited Kcr Husband to See Her and
Then Assaulted Him.
Saratoga, X. Y., Feb. 5. Mrs. Jeannie
Cosgrove, who for two years has not
lived with her husband, James D. Cos-
prove of this place, arrived from War
rensburg Saturday evening and regis
tered at a hotel. At her written re
quest Sunday morning the husband call
ed at the room, and as he entered she
hurled a bottle of titrol at him. He was
seriously burned. Mrs. Cosgrove as ar
rested lor assault.
DIED CHASING FUGITIVES.
Pawtucket, R. I., Police Officer Stricken
With Heart Failure.
r.-iwtueket, R. I., Feb. n. While in
pursuit of a man who had been put off
an electric car for boUterom conduct
Sunday afternoon, Samuel W. Slocum,
a police ofliccr for twenty-tlireo years
on the local force, was stricken with
heart failure and died later upon being
removed to his home. Oflicer Slocum
was (11 years old, and leaves a widow
and tvro children.
Ice in Lake Champlain.
St. Albans, Feb. 5. The ice in St. Al
bans bay is from six to seven inches
thick, and Lake Champlain is attain
frozen over between Grand Isle and Cum
berland Head. The temperature was
two degrees above rero at this place
New Grange at East Berkshire.
East Berkshire, Feb. 5. A grange to
be known as Trout River Grange was
organized hero Saturday night with 41
charter members. The ollicers were in
stalled by Dana II. Morso of Randolph
and E. H. Fassett of Enosburgh Falls.
. Unbidden Guest's Deed.
Mahanoy, Fa., Feb. C Ignace Ciehon,
CO years of age, was shot and killed,
and Joseph Heyhols seriously wouuded
by John SSenechnI, 24 years of age, an
unbidden guest at a. wedding celebra
tion, late Saturday night at Park place,
near here. The shooting was the re
ult of a former quarrel. Sooecha is
"Why did you insist on only $U,000
a year as' your' 'salary T"
'J5erau.-e," answered the high finuu
cier, "as soon us people hear a hundred
thousand mentioned they get suspicious.
It js better to keep the limine learked
duvn a buJa," WttaUimtuu istar.
LILLIAN (McDONALD) CARSON.
Death of Young Mother of Tuberculosis
Mrs. Lillian (McDonald) Carson, wife
of John H. Carson of Central street,
died early Sunday morning of tubercu
; losis. Mi s. Carson would have been 30
years of age the 24th of April. She
has been ill about six months but has
been confined to her bed only since the
tirst of December. .
Mrs. Carson was born in W'inslow,
P. 0- but had lived in this place for
15 years, coming here as a young girl.
Five years ago she married John H.
Cursor!, a stone cutter employed at Hoyt
& Lobourveau's.- She leaves a little son,
three years of age, and a baby, seven
months old, besides her husband, mother
and several brothers and sisters. Her
mother is Mrs. A. N. McDonald of
Thompson place, and her sisters are
Mrs. George Iiinden. Mrs. 'Atinie Calder,
Miss Lena McDonald and Miss Margaret
McDonald. Her brothers are George
and John McDonald of Baldwin Mills,
The funeral will be held from the
house at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon,
the Rev. R. F. Lowe of the Methodist
church officiating. Tho interment will
be in Hope cemetery.
Mrs.' Cl'srles Poole.
Sarah K., wife of Charles Poole,tdied
at her late home in. West Topsham of
cancer of the. stomach, Monday morning
at 7 G'elock, January 2!). Funeral er
vices were held at the house Wednesday
afternoon at 1 o'clock, Jan 31, the Rev.
Lewis Dexter officiating, burial being in
the West Topsham cemetery in the fam
Mrs. Poole was born in Orange, May
2, 1S34, and was married to Charles
Poole June, 1, 1SJ0. There remains to
mourn her demise a husband, three chil
dren, three sibters and one brother. Of
the children arc Mrs. Wallace. E. Poole
of Milford, N.-iT, Edwsrd C. Poole of
West Topsham and William E. Poole
of Montpelier; the sisters are Mrs.
Charles Beede of Barre town, Mrs. A. R.
Thurston of West Topsham and Mrs.
Diantha Sargent of Dorchester, Mass.,
and the brother, John Wilds of West
Ransom Post and W. R, C. attended
the funeral in a body and acted as escort
to th giive. The services were largely
attended; in testimony of the high es
teem in which the deceased was held.
A. A. PEARSON'S FUNERAL.
Held front Residence on Elmore Street
Yesterday Afternoon. '
The funeral services of the late Almon
A. Tcarsons was held from the home of
Mrs. Pearsons on Elmore street yester
day afternoon at 2:30. The Rev! F. A.
Poole oibciatcd, assisted by the Rev. R.
F." Lowe. The bouse was filled with
friends and relatives of the deceased and
his family. Mr. Pearsons in hi long res.
idence here had made a great many
friend, as wa.s testified to by the many
beautiful floral tributes. '
The body was taken to West Topsham
this morning, accompanied by Mrs. Pear,
eons and her nieces. A short prayer
service wn held from the church in
that place this afternoon, the. Rev. Louis
Dexter oilioiatinr. The interment will
be in the West Topsham cemetery.
FROM BAPTIST CHURCH.
Funeral of Prentis3 A Thompson Was
The funeral of the late Prentiss A.
Thompson was held from the Baptist
church yesterday afternoon .at 2.30, the
Rev. W. A. Kinzie officiating. A large
delegation from the Granite Cutters' un
ion was in attendance. The interment
whs in Hope cemetery and the pall bear
er were William B. Williams, William
L. Taylor, Wilbur Turner, Thomas
Watts, Albert Jones, Bennett Julian.
FITTS HEARING THURSDAY. ,
Commission Will Meet in Brattleboro-
Gale's Affidavit Ruled Out.
Montpelier, Feb. 5. Col. A. A. nail
of Sit. Albans, chairman of the commis
sion appointed to take testimony in the
cam) against Attorney General C. C.
Fitts, has called the members of the
commission to meet at Brattleboro, on
Thursday morning, February 8, at nine
MARRIED IN MONTPELIER.
Miss Jane Cruickshank Is tho Bride of
Miss Jane Cruickshank of Darre and
George Carbo of Montpelier were united
in marriage Saturday evening by tho
Rev. J. Edward Wright at the home of
the officiating clergyman in Montpelier.
The bride has been employed at the
Hotel Northern in this city.
Mrs. Wiggs in Barre.
"Mrs. Wiggs of tho Cabbiiga patch,"
by Alice Caldwell Hegan. The reading
public has grown familiar in the past
few years with "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cab
bage Patch" a book which portrays
something of the darker side of life in
the large, cities, but which Mrs. Wiggs
continually brightens by her peculiar
views of things. The story has been
arranged for itge representation and
will be given under the aunpiees of tho
Ladies' union in tho vestry of the Univer
salis church, Thursday and Friday, Feb,
15 and 1H, with tho following cast;
Mrs. Wiggs, Blanche Tilden.
Robert Rexldey, Dr. F. M. Lyndo.
Lucy Alcott, Alice Bltinc.hard.
MiVs Ha zy, ; Mrs. Alice Lynde.
Asia, Carrie Draper.
Australia, Klleu iSuiifh.
Kuroper.a, Gertrude Slayton..'
Billy, Roland Preston.
It will be interspersed with instru
mental and vocal music, as follows;
Piano, solo, Mr. Klla fcargent.
Ifeading, Sirs. Jennie Dix.
Vocal solo, Mrs. Clara Limb.
Vocal solo, William Sheriffs.
Reading, Mrs. fc-tella Averill.
Vocal duet,. Mrs. Clara Lamb and
They will bo oi-tted by the' mandolin
club of 7 piece: 1st aim nOol in h, Alvah
Ksstmau, Mrs. ('. A. Lang; 2d mandolins,
Lewis Labelle. Mrs. Lillian Watts; man
biU, Dr. IX C. Watt: guitar, Sirs. Itia
Eastman, Mix Alice Luella.
AUmiaaiou Q tfuts. ,....,,
By Secretary Ironside of Barre
Central Labor Union..
IN ' POLITICAL ACTIVITY.
He Justifies Meeting of Friday NigM
by the Constitution of Organiza- ,
tion and Denounces the Bal- ..,
lot Box "Scab."
The action of the Central Labor Union
of Barre in calling the mass meeting
of Friday evening to consider the nam
ing of candidate fur city., offices Las
been criticised more or less severely by
some members of labor unions in town,
and their criticism has called forth a.
vigorous defense of the C L. U.'s ac
tion front its secretary, Alexander Iron
side. He refers to the ballot box "scab"
who helps to defeat his own side aurl
declares that be is worse than the in
dustrial - "scab" and denounces hint ia
strong terms. Secretary Ironside quotes
from the constitution of the Central
Labor Union to defend the position which,
that body has taken. His letter is a
Editor, Barre Daily Times: I kindly
crave space in your valuable paper to
reply to some of them rather unualled for
criticism which has been expressively di
rected at the members of the Central
Labor Union of Barre and vicinity for
their action in calling a mass meeting
of the workingmen and especially their
fellow trade unionists to consider the
advisability of running thier own mem
bers for the various city offices in th
following elation. Speaking from a
Socialist standpoint, it would seem that
the chief growl is against the introduce
ton of what the "pure and simple" type
of trades unionists terra politics in our
citv affairs. l;
that such is not the case, however,
can be at once seen by the action taken
at the mass meeting, when a committee
was appointed to bring forward at a
future meeting a list of candidates for
all city offices; these candidates, if ac
cepted, to be nominated in the regular'
city caucus, mat ttus metnou nas oeen
pursued in the past by the friends of
tweedle-dee and tweedle-dum goes with
out saying. But woe to the workingmen
who have the courage of their convic
tions in adopting a line cf procedure
which must sooner or later be, carried
into effect. The most pitiful part is
that the jealousy of the working class
for one another is today and has been
throughout the ages the stumbling block
to their own emancipation.
Tho constitution of the Central Labor
Union is quite definite and covers en
tirely the action taken by the Central
Labor Union. For the enlightenment of
our "friends" I insert the following quo
tation from the declaration of principle
of the Central Labor Union:
"It shall be the duty of this organi
zation to assist in public agitation o
labor reform principles, and especially
those of the short hour movement."
On legislation the Central Labor Un
ion must be strictly non-partisan. It
recommends, however, "that every wage
worker shall exercise an independent usn
of the ballot, and, as citizens, vote for
those men and measures, irrespective of
party, which he deems for the best in
terests of labor."
Further, "We declare ourselves in fav.
or of national, state and municipal legis
lation to secure the following measures
and that it is the duty of this organiza
tion to use all honorable influence with
legislators to accomplish its enactment:"
1. Eight hours works for public em
ployees. 2. The abolition of contract labor on
3. . The securing of equal pay for
equal work, irrespective of sex.
4. Tho procuring of healthy sanitary
conditions iu workshop, etc."
Now, has the Central Labor Union
made ny mistake which has entitled
some of its members to a good deal
of abuse and ridicule! Have thoe mem
bers violated any part of the principles
entrusted to them? As a Socialist, ami
speaking as f member of that party and
a delegate to the Central Labor Union,
for the past four years, I beg leave to
say that tho majority of the member
ere more than usually eonvrvativo in
their actions and remarks. But natur
ally, coming into contact with many
important questions relative to the wel
fare of the labor movement, it is only
to be expected that they move a littbs
ahead of the "good, old stay-at-homes"
who allow the so-called "ring" to pre
dominate and run things satisfactory to
themselves. Every man is entitled tr
his opinon and I wit.h to 6ay that I
have always looked on the , man who
helped tho employer to defeat us by
going to work in the shop after we had
declared a strike a "scab. :
I wish' to ask what shall we any of
Our brother trade unionist who go intu
the ballot box and helps him there to
defeat us and break up our unions,
ho not also n "scab"? i
Aye, scab he is, of the most dangerous
type imaginable. Scab he is, tho' ho
carry a union card and his every gar
ment bears a union label. 8oonnr or lat
er the trad3 union movement will learn
that they have less to fear at the hatidi
of tho industrial scab than from the
union man that "scabs" at the ballot
box. Tha t we do not realize the tremen
dous importance of this is seen in tho
willingness to condone this most harmful
and ilungerous form of 'scabbing." Not
until we learn this lesson, that labor's
worst foe is within its own ranks, giv
ing its strongest weapons to our oppon
ents, will we hope to emerge free from
this entangling and hope!es alliance.
Some day you will awake like tho work
ers of Russia and old England and then
there will be a house cleaning.
Mis. Robert Fenwi.k is ill at hir
I home on the , I'lumflcld road.