'"VOL. XV-NO. 246. HAIlilE; VERMONT. TUESDAY. JANUARY 2, 1912. PRICK. ONE CEXT.
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Dr. Sen Took Oath in Chinese
Republic To-day ;
THE EXERCISES WERE SIMPLE
First Official Act of the New Chief Ex
ecutive Was To Change the Chinese
Calendar So That It Will Conform
With That of Other Countries.
Nanking, China, Jan. 2. Dr. Sun Yat
Fan to-day took the oath of office as
provisional president of the, Chinese re
public and was formally invested with
the powers of chief executive. The cere
mony was simple but very dignified and
it wns attended by all the prominent
ii'pmbers of the revolutionary party, ,
The first official act of Dr. Sen was to
change the Chinese calendar. He made
New Year's day the first day of his presi
dency, thus marking the commencement
of the new year and making the Chinese
rear begin henceforth on the same day
at the year begins in most of the other
countries of the world.
$2,000,000 To Fight Rebels.
Peking, China. Jan. 2. The empress
dowager, who is desirous of carrying
out the campaign against the revolu
tionaries, advanced about $2,000,000 this
morning to Premier Yuan Shi Kai for
that purpose. There are many indica
tions that the northern troops are anx
ious to resume the hostilities.
- EXPECTED BY BURNS
He Arrived in Indianapolis To-day To
Testify Before Federal Grand Jury
in Alleged Dynamiting
. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 2. William J.
Purns arrived to-day to testify before
the federal grand jury in what is con
sidered to be the final lap in the gov
ernment's investigation of the alleged
dynamiting conspiracy from which scores
of explosions are supposed to have re
sulted throughout the country in recent
, years. To-night Burns expects to confer
with District Attorney Miller,' Oscar
Lawler, special government prosecutor in
Kiuthern California, and District Attor
ney Fredericks of Los Angeles county,
The announcement of Ortie McMnni
paf's departure from Los Angeles for In
dianapolis completes the gathering of the
government's forces in the building up of
the case against the alleged conspirators.
Burns declared that he would not be sur
prised if a mass of indictments were re
turned this week.
GEORGE W. COLEMAN A WITNESS
Convicted Bank Looter Taken To Bos
ton To-day To Tesify.
Boston, Jan. 2. George W. Coleman,
convicted of looting the National City
Bank of Cambridge, who is serving sen
tence at the Greenfield jail, was taken
to the courthouse to-day. Coleman was
brought here to be a witness in the suit
brought by the receiver of the bank,
John L. Bates, againBt President Dres
ser and the directors of the bank. The
receiver seek to hold the defendants
liable for a loss of about $300,000, which
was sustained through the misapplica
tion of the funds by Coleman.
v GOVERNOR POTHIER
When He Was Inaugurated To-day for
the Fourth Consecutive Time ai
the Chief Executive of Rhode
Providence, R. I., Jan. 2. For the
fourth consecutive time, Governor Abram
J. Pothier was ushered into the office of
chief executive of Rhode Island and
the Providence Plantations to-day, when
he and the other members of the staff of
government took the oath of office. It
wa the first time since the adoption of
the state constitution that a governor
,has been inaugurated for the fourth
LA F0LLETTE TOOK WRONG TRAIN
Two of To-day's Speeches May Have to
Detroit, Mich., Jan. 2. Because Sen
ator La Follette got on the wrong train
at Saginaw to-day, taking the Pere Mar
quette for Howell and Detroit, instead
of the Michigan Central for Owesso, he
may have to cancel both the Lansing
and Owesso meetings scheduled for to
day. 2,000 LAUNDRY . WORKERS STRIKE.
Fifty Establishments Affected, but Em
? ' ployers Say They Will Not Yield.
' New York, Jan. 2. Two thousand
laundry workers struck to-day for in
creased wages and nine hours' working
day. The employers say that before
they will give in, New York will have
to wash its (fn Clothing or buy new
linen. Employes in fifty laundries are
Body of Donovan Identified by Wife
', Brattleboro, Jan. 2. The unknown
man found dead in the canal of the
Franklin Electric Light company at Tur
ners Falls, Mass., Saturday, was iden
tified yesterday by Mrs. Charles E. Don
ovan of this town as her husband. She
went to Turners ' Falls yesterday. Mr.
Donovan was a paiuter.
TELLS HOW TO CUT
EXPENSES 25 PER CENT
Mrs. Heath Gives Rules for Reducing
.Charges on Meats and Produce
Urges Women to Unite.
New York, Jan. 2. Mrs. Julian Heath,
chairman of the household economic com
mittee of the City Federation of Wom
en's Clubs, who organized, last October
an association for the reduction of the
high cost of living, Sunday told exactly
what housekeepers in New York and
environs should do to save at least 25
per cent, of their expenses for food
stuffs. Her Housewives' league, membership
in which is open to every woman who
will make investigations in her neigh
borhood and pay just live cents a year,
alreaBy has resulted in the lowering of
expenses in many homes. '
Mrs. Heath's rules for reducing house
hold expenses are:
Visit all grocers and butchers in your
Select as dealers those having best
foodstuffs at cheapest prices.
Pay cash or at least meet bills each
Buy loose oatmeal at 12 cents for
three pounds, not at 15 cents a pound,
and get crackers in the same way.
Never use telephone in buying. See
what you buy.
Go to a large market.
If a suburbanite, stop your motor ai
some farm and buy direct from the pro
ducer. Join Housewives' league and get lists
of good grocers.
"The time has come," said Mrs. Heath,
"when it is' necessary for women to
unite to save their homes. The vast
amount of money made by the middle
men and by the thousands of non-producers
who have gone into the business
of retailing foodstuffs is a terrible drain
upon the pocketbooks of the wage earn
er." AMERICANS DEFEATED
IN TRY FOR TROPHY
Lost Again At New Zealand in Tennis
Doubles and Are Consequently
Put Out of the Run
ning. Christ Church, Xew Zealand, Jan. 2.
The Australasian tennis champions com
pleted a successful defense of the Davis
international lawn tennis cup to-day by
defeating the Americans in a doubles
match. The Australusian team consist
ed of Norman F. Brokcs and A. W. Dun
lop. They won from Bcals C. Wright
and Maurice F. McLaughlin as follows:
li 4, 5-7, 75, 04.
This defeat follows the double defeat
of yesterday in the singles when both
W. A. Lamed and Deals t '. Wright went
dewn before their opponents in easy
LIFE LOST IN $100,000 FIRE.
Missing Watchman Believed to Have Per
ished When Milk Depot Burns.
New York, Jan. 2. One man is be
lieved to have lost his life in a fire
which destroyed a big milk depot on
East Twenty-Second Btreet yesterday.
Two men who were thought to have
been killed in the fire were later found
by the police. Tho missing; man is John
McCormick, a watchman. The property
damage is estimated at $100,000.
FELL OUT OF WINDOW,
Mrs. Wilmont R. Gaige of Brattleboro
Was Watching Some Children Who
Were Engaged in Sliding.
Brattleboro, Jan. 2 Mrs. Wilmont P..
Gaige of 4 Church street received prob
ably fatal injuries in falling from
window of the third story of her house
She was sitting at an open window
watching children sliding in- the rear of
her home, and evidently leaned out of
the window and lost her balance.
Louis Mack, a 12-year-old boy, saw
her fall and attempted to assist her,
hut she told him she was unable to
stand. She is not expected to recover.
SOMEWHAT OF DANCING.
Total of 382 Couples Shuffled Out First
Day of New Year.
Sunlight dances proved a popular in
novation in Barre yesterday afternoon,
when Riley's orchestra furnishe ) music
for a largely attended hop in Hovlanl
hall under the auspices of the Wojdmen,
and at the same hour Bruce's orchestn
was making the music for another dance
in the Miles block hall under the ausp!"s
of the N. E. O. P. The attendance thero
was also large. Both dnnces were con
tinued throughout the evening until i
o'clock and after, with a two lnurs' in
termission from 6 until 8 o'clock in each
instance. The crowds of durcors in both
halls swelled perceptibly at night.
Sixty-one couples swung and turned
in the sunlight yesterday afternoon and
one hundred and forty-seven pairs in the
evening at Rowland hall. Fifty couple
in the afternoon and one hundred and
twenty-four was the record announced
at the N. E. O. P. dance. A tola I of 3S2
couples, 734 persons, or getting down to
the pedal extremities, 7,610 toes, tickled
the boards on the first lap of the new
year. All of which goes to show that
dancing as a pastime is still in the ring
and .promises to give less strenuous di
versions, such a chess, checkers and
pinochle, a game race for popularity.
At the N. E. O. T. affair last evening,
the dancing bug got in its deadly work
so effectively that a collection was made
to secure the orchestra for an extra hour
after the hop was advertised to end. In
every instance, the dancing crowds were
good-natured and orderly.
WOULD FIGHT FLYNN.
Johnson Willing To Do It Next Summer
For $20,000 and Picture Receipts.
Chicago, Jan. 2. Jack Johnson, the
heavyweight champion of the world, said
he w'ould sign an agreement to-day to
fight Jim Flynn, the Pueblo fireman, at
Windward, Nev., in June or July. . John
son's end of the bout, according to the
agreement, would be $20,000 and a third
interest in the moving pictures.
Two Separate Shooting Affrays
in New York This Morning
THREE MEN LIKELY TO DIE
In One of Affrays a Man in Automobile
Rode Down Into Bowery and Picked
His Victim Out of Crowd Two Men
Found on Sidewalk in Shooting.
New York, Jan. 2. The police declare
(hat a gambling war is responsible for
two shooting affairs this morning, in
which three men were wounded so they
are expected to die. The first of the
shooting escapades was done by an un
known man in an automobile who went
down the Bowery, singled out hi man
in the crowd, took aim and fired. The
man who was hit was Joseph Harris, and
he was mortally wounded.
The other shooting which gambling
was responsible for, according to the
police, occurred on the Went Side, and of
this, tho police know little at present.
Policemen found two men lying on the
sidewalk, both wounded so seriously that
little hope for their recovery is held out.
So far as the officers have' been able
to learn, no oiuj witnessed this shooting
FOR MURDER OF HER SON.
Mrs. Mildred Keefe Placed on Trial at
Bath, Me., To-day.
Bath, Me., Jan. 2. For the alleged
murder of her three-year-old son, How
ard Martin Keefe, Mrs. Mildred Keefe
was placed on trial in the supreme court
here to-day. The child's body was found
in Octolwr, last, in a pool of water only
a few inches deep.
GETS $25,000 FROM
Burlington Home For Destitute Children
Has Gift -Ex-Governor's Unexecut
ed Codicil Respected by Fam
ily Certain Conditions.
Burlington. Jan. 2. The Home for
Destitute Children was the recipient, on
New Year's day. of a letter from Mr.
Fletcher D. Proctor, in which she stated
that she and her children would give
$25,000 to that institution, provided it
would raise -a like amount for itl(,
and the gift was accepted ou those
Prior to ex-Governor Proctor's last ill
ness he had made a codicil to bis will
in which he provided for a bequest of
92f.000 to the home, but the codicil
bad never been executed. However, the
family desire that his evident wishes
should be carried out, and hence make
the gift. The conditions imposed are
that an equal amount shall lie raised
before Jan. 1, 1914; that the liome shall
continue to offer opportunity to chil
dren from all parts of Vermont; that
it shall maintain as a substantial fea
ture of its work an infants' department
for the care of small children.
Was Held by Plainfield Odd Fellows and
Plainfield, Jan. 2. The three branc!
of Odd Fellowship in this town joined!
together last evening in installing the
officers of the various lodges.
The officers of Pleasant Valley Re
bekah lodge, No. 42, were installed by
D. D. Pres. Nellie C. Blanchard and
O. M. Mrs. Frank Jackson of llarre, as
follows: N. G., Mrs. Clara Filiel l ; V.
O.. Mrs. Christine Fredrickson; R. S.,
Mrs. Gertrude Holt; F. S., Mrs. Clara
Bartlett: treasurer, Mips Maude Batch
elder; W.. Mrs. Florence Townsend; con.,
Miss Carrie Hollister; II. 8. N. G., Mrs.
Irene Jackson; L. S. N. G., Mrs. Viola
Martin; R. S. V. G., Miss Ethel Bemi;
O. O., Gordon Robinson; I. O., Mrs. Al
birda Martin; C, Mrs. Alice Nye.
The officers of Halcvon encampment,
No. 33, were installed by D. D. O. C. P.
Elmer R. Clark and D. G. J. W. Frank
Kelley of Montpelier and were: C. P..
Gordon Robinson; H. P., F. W. Cobnrn;
S. W., J. A. Foss; scribe, II. C. Holt;
treasurer, George St. Cyr; J. W., Walter
Wells; C, H. C. Cutting; 1st W., Charles
Parker; 2d W., J. W. Batchelder; 3d W..
D H. Hollister; 4th W, E. J. Bartlett;
R S., T. H. Bartlett; O. R., E. W. Page;
1st G. to T., Warren Fifield; 2d G. to T.,
D. D. G. M., M W. Hyland of East
Barre and G. M. Frank Jackson of Barre
installed the officers of Arcadia lodge,
No. 53, as follows: N. G., Gordon Rob
inson; V. G., F. W. Coburn; secretary,
B. H. Townsend; treasurer, E. W. Page;
W, Walter Wells; C. J. W. Batchelder;
R S N. G., Charles Parker; L. S. N. 0.,
H C. Holt; R. S. V. C... T. TL Bartlett;
T O., D. H. Hollister; O. G-, J. A. Foss,
R. S. S.( Warren Fifield; L. S. S., Mil
ford Riser; C, H. C. Cutting.
At the. close of the installation cere
monies, a bountiful banquet was served
in the dining room. .
WAS ONLY SUICIDE.
There Never Had Been Another in the
Eugene Croteau of Williamstown
wishes to deny the statement that two
brothers of L. A. Ooteau, who com
mitted suicide in Williamstown on last
Thursday, had also committed suicide,
saying that there never ha4 been a sui
cide in the family prior to Thursday, De
SIXTEEN PERSONS HANGED.
Russia Deals Summarily with Those who
Attacked Troops in Persia.
Tabriz, Persia, Jan. 2. Eight persons
were hanged yesterday by order of the
Russian court martial and another eight
were executed this afternoon in connec
tion with the recent attack on the Rus
sian troops. ,
WON'T HEAR TURLEY
CASE THIS TERM
Washington County Murder Case Appeal
, to Go Over to Next Term of
The January term of Vermont su
preme court was opened at Montpelier
this forenoon with all the judges present
and Chief Judge Rowel presiding. There
are about forty lawyers in attendance
to hear the five decisions handed down.
Prior to the announcement of the deci
sions, it was stated that the case of
State vs. Turley, murder, had been con
tinued because of the inability to get
the transcript of the testimony ready.
The case of State vs. Arthur Boswortb,
murder, 'from Chittenden county, was
also continued because Attorney-General
Sargent is busy with a case in Windsor
county. The case of State vs. Levi Mor
way, assault, was continued because it
was not possible to get the transcript of
the evidence ready.
Two Washington county cases nre left
for hearing at this term, they being
Woodward vs. City of Montpelier, and
State vs. Celley, coming from Barre city
In re Liola Edson, habeas corpus, the
court decided that the girl was not 'ille
gally -'held in Washington county jalt
when she was placed there because local
authorities learned that the industrial
school, where she was to hav- been coin
mitted. was under nunnntine. The rourt
holds that the girl was not, placed in
the county iuil under commitment.
In re B.'W. Braley estate of Bnrre, the
court decided that the Heed bv which
Dr. Brnlev conveyed a house to his wife
during his lifetime was valid, judgment
being affirmed in the case.
In the Franklin county ease of Jennie
Dnell vs. the Robin Hood Ammunition
com piny, the court overruled the de
murrer," adjudged the declaration suffi
cient and remanded the ensc.
Tn the cise of J. K. Batchelder, guard
ian, vs. Jennie Walworth and others,
the court decide that adopted children
and grandchildren share alike with nat
ural children in ense there is no will. Tn
this case the decision of t!'e Bennington
probate court was affirmed.
Tn the Rutland county case of Ameri
can Surety company vs. Charles L. Howe,
administrator of Barney Gaskill estate,
the judgment was affirmed and the cause
The petition of Hie state to amend the
eonudiint in the disbarment tiroceedinss
brought against W. R. Aldrich. an Or
leans county attorney, was presented,
and the state asked for the right to sub
stantiate a bill which was brought in
1001 and which was filed away by Judge
Charles H. Parker of Calais Sues Former
Wife's Relatives For $10,000.
Charles H. Parker, a Calais farmer,
has brought a $10,000 suit in Washing
ton county court for trial at the March
term against his motter-in-la w, Emma
I.illev of Calais, and flus brother-in-law,
L A Lilley of Eat 'Montpelier, for al
leged alienation of the a'ffections of bis
wife. He also claim they influenced
her to bring divorce proceedings.
Mrs. Parket pot a divorce last terra
and. although she asked only for the
custody of two children, the court gave
her the three.
100 YARDS IN NINE SECONDS.
Edmund Lamy Performed the Feat on
Saranae Lake, N. Y., .Ian. 2 Edmund
Lamy, former amateur skating cham
pion, covered a hundred yards on the
lake yesterday in 0 seconds flat from
a standing start in an exhibition trial.
The record wan f 3-5 seconds, held by
Morris Wood an an amateur.
Lamy's feat is remarkable because he
skated1 around a circular track aifd was
not paced. In other exhibitions he beat
all former barrel-jumping records by
leaping seven barrels euds-up. twelve on
their sides, one more in each case than
he ever did before.
Lamy entered the professional skating
ranks this winter, having lot his ama
teur standing by 'playing professional
CHURCH BURNED; LOSS $25,000.
Overheated Stove Caused Fire, WMrti
also Damaged Parsonage and Chapel.
Boston, Jan. 2.Starting from an
over-heated furnace, fire practically de
si roved the Daniel Dorchester Methodist
Episcopal church in West Uoxbury to
day, with a loss of $25,000. The par
sonage and chapel adjoining were badly
DRAWING SCHOOL REOPENED.
L. W. Bishop to Be Instructor in Place
of Frank Dalgarno, Resigned.
AH the students of the evening dra w
ing school, who wish to regain the time
of the Christmas vacotion, may eonfe
on four successive nights, instead of two,
during the first week, beginning Tues
day. Jan. 2. 1912, and a few more new
students may also come to regisler.
Monday evening, .lan. 8. at (5:30, the
ladies will resume their study. As Frank
Dalgarno has resigned as instructor, bis
pupils join us in thanking him for the
conscientious and valuable .service be
has given since the beginning of the
school. We also wish him the best of
success in his new fnterprise out West.
L. W. Bishop, a graduate from the
Pratt institute, Brooklyn, N. Y., and
a man of practical experience, has been
chosen as instructor to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation of Mr. Dal
TALK OF THE TOWX
Rev. D. Salmond will arrive in Barre
Thursday of this week from Antrim,
N. H., to begin bis pastorate of the
Presbyterian church. ' ''
The' members of the ladies' auxiliary
of Clan Gordon are requested to leave
their due books with the financial secre
tary on or before January 5 for the
The Woman's Missionary society of
the Congregational church will hold its
annual meeting in the vestry Wednesday
at 2:30 p. m. Election of officers and
giving of reports for the year.
The regular meeting of the Canadiau
club will be held Wednesday evenina.
Jan. 3, at 7:30 o'clock. A large attend
ance is requested, as business of im
portance is to come before the meeting.
At Annual Meetings of Three
Barre Societies Yesterday
WITH LARGE CROWDS THERE
Universalist Society Tendered Testimoni
al to Retiring Pastor, Rev. E. C. Down
ey Dr. Barnett of Congregational So
ciety Given Handsome Fur Coat,
The annual New Year's day gathering
and business meeting of the First Bap
tist church was held yesterday after
noon at 2 o'clock, with a representative
attendance of church members, attend
ants and members of the Sunday school.
The closing of the fiscal year was the
occasion for the reading of reports of
all tho officers and the elec'tion of a
lx-aid to serve during the coming twelve
months. The clerk. Mrs. Frank G. Rog
ers, called the meeting to order and read
In the absence of a settled pastor,
whose duty it is. to preside at the an
nual meetings, Walter N. Grearson was
elected to act as moderator. The re
ports of the executive officers, as well
a tho-c of the committee chairmen, in
dicated a gratifying growth in all de
partments of the church during the past,
year. The financial condition is said to
be unusually strong and the governing
body of the' church may well look upon
the coming year with high hopes. Only
a small debt remains and it is almost
certain that this will be cancelled w ithin
a short time.
Following the reports, the slate for
the officials was made up and the list
of officers elected as follows: Clerk, Mrs.
Frank G. Rogers; assistant clerk. Miss
Ethel Inglis; treasurer, K. J. Batchelder;
collector, James Grearson; assistant,
Ralph Rogers; superintendent of Sun
day school, Lewis Jones; first assistant.
Archie Watt: second assistant, Earl M.
Lewis; secretary of Sunday school, AI
den Grearson; treasurer, Ralph Rogers;
librarian. Miss Bertha Nason; assistant
librarian, Miss Lena Beagrie; primary
superintendent, Mrs. F. A. Cragg; first
assistant, Mrs. Frank Hutchinson; sec
ond assistant, Mrs. Carl Eisenwinterj
chairman board of ushers, Walter N.
Grearson; superintendent of home de
partment, Mrs. (!. H. Watt; assistant.
Mrs, Annie Inglis; superintendent , of
cradle roll, Mrs. J. M. Nason; auditor.
C. M. Rollins, Mrs. Peter Park, jr., Mrs.
E. J. Batchelder; choir director, Mrs.
Walter N. Grearson; organist, Mrs. E. J.
Committees elected are as follows: Fi
nancial committee, William McDonald,
W. N. Grearson, E. J. Batchelder, Alden
Grearson. Albert Jones, C. R- Lynham,
(,'. W. Perry; baptismal committee, Mr.
aud Mrs. Harry Bradley. Mr. and Mrs.
J. M. Nason; "visiting committee, Mrs.
Frank Cave, Mr. and Mrs. W. .1. Shields,
Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson, Mrs.. Annie
Inglis, Mrs. Harry Bradley, Mrs. C. R.
Lynham. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Jones, Mrs.
James Cook, Mrs. J. M. Nason, Mrs.
Inez Tayntor, Mrs. W. D. Kidder, Mrs.
Abbic C'orlis. Mrs. Frank G. Rogers,
Mrs. T. J. Beach; advisory committee,
pastor and deacons, Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Sntton, Freeman Cilley, Mrs. G. H.
Watt, Mrs. Annie Inglis; library commit
tee. Mrs. F. A. Cragg. Mrs. F. A. Hutch
inson. Mrs. Fred Grearson, Mrs. Frank
Cave, and pastor.
At 5 o'clock, the company retired to
the dining room, where an excellent snip
per was served by the ladies' aid so
ciety. Suppertime occupied nearly two
hours, as covers were laid several times.
Tn charge of this part of the annual
meeting were Mrs. J. M. Nason, Mrs. D.
J. Reynolds of Williamstown, Mrs. Harry
Bradley, Mrs. W. D. Kidder and other
members of the society.
From 7 o'clock utnil after 9, the time
was devoted to sociability, and many
who were unable to be present in the
afternoon, came in at this time. Rev.
G. H. Holt of Jamestown. R. I., who
preached in the church on the previoua
day, was present and gave some interest
PRESENTATION TO PASTOR.
Was One Feature of Congregational An
nual Meeting Yesterday.
A few changes in the officer and the
presentation of a fur-lined overcoat to
their pastor, Rev. J. W. Barnett, were
features of the ntinual meeting of the
First Congregational church, which oc
cupied the greater part of yesterday,
after being called to order at 11:15 in
the morning by the clerk. James Adie
was elected moderator, and after prayer
bv the pastor the meeting proceeded to
business, the minutes of the last, meet
ing being read by Clerk C. S. Wallace
Then followed the reports of the
church committee and the business com
mittee. In connection with the latter,
G. Herliert Pape, the chairman, spoke
appreciatively of the help that- had been
given them by the collector and the
auxiliary committee and also of the
spirit of co-operation prevailing in the
parish, which had made the work of the
committee effective. The collector's re
port was presented by J. C. Griggs.
Charles S. Wallace, who has served
the church with ability, zeal and fidel
ity for fifteen years, declined a re-election
as clerk and H. C. Woodruff was
elected in his place. Later resolutions
were adopted, commending tho splendid
work Mr. Wallace has done during his
long term of office and expressing the
abiding affertion of the church for him
and Mrs. Wallace.
Other r 'ports . accepted and adopted
were: that of the treasurer, Frank Mc
Whorter; the ladies' aid society, as pre
sented by the secretary, Mrs. H. A.
Holt; th! auditors, F. K. Langley and
II. A. Phelps; the woman's missionary
society is presented by Mrs. C. II. Grang
er,, the lecretary.
At this point the meeting adjourned
until 2 in the afternoon, and in the in
terval before dinner, a detail of boy
scouts gave an excellent exhibition drill
in the church parlor! Dinner was served
to about 175 people shortly before 12:30.
After the dinner, Deacon John P. Cor
skie presented the pastor a handsome
fur-lined overcoat, and Dr. Barnett ac
cepted in a brief speech, in which he ex
pressed his appreciation of the gift and
of. the feeling that prompted it. The
report of the superintendent of the Sun
day school, H. G. Woodruff, was then
presented. This report was accepted
and adopted and, later, by a vote of
the church, was ordered printed and dis
tributed throughout the parish.
At 2:05, the meeting reconvened, and
the report of the Christian Endeavor so
ciety was presented by its secretary,
Marguerite Currier. Then followed some
elections, J. C. Griggs being re-elected
a deacon for a term of six years: G.
Herbert Pape being re-elected a member
of the business committee for three
years; Frank McWhorter being re-elected
treasurer; J. C. Griggs and George L.
Linekiri being elected collectors; F. E.
Langley and II. A. Phelps being elect
ed auditors; Henry II. Jackson being
elected superintendent of the Sunday
school to succeed H. C. Woodruff, who
had, served for ten years. Resolutions
were presented by Dr. Barnett apprecia
tive of Mr. Woodruff's ten years' serv
ice. Among other matters of business, the
meeting adopted a resolution giving cer
tain persons the right to convey real
estate in the name of the church and
it was voted that an auxiliary committee
of five be appointed by the church com
mittee and the business committee to
assist the business committee.
In bis annual message, after review
ing the work' of the nast vear. Dr. Bar
rett, the pastor, declared: "And as we
face the new year and its worK, iei us
do so with courage and hopefulness. We
have here an equipment which ought to
lie made more effective than it has been
in the life of the community. This
church is here not for itself alone, but
as the servant of God in Barre to make
this citv in some large measure, the city
of God' To this work God is calling
us, and for this He will hold us respon
sible. As your pastor, I
am proud of this church, and I want to
see it reach that point of efficiency that
shall bring to us the approbation of
The membership report of the church
showed a total of 531. twelve having
d;ed during the year, letters having been
granted to eleven and the names of
eleven having been removed from the
rolls. Four were received on confession
of faith aud four by lefter.
TESTIMONIAL TO REV. DOWNEY.
Was Adopted at Meeting of UniveTsal
ist Church Business Not Completed.
The annual meeting of the First Uni
versalist church opened last evening at
5 o'clock with a parish supper in the
vestry by the ladies' aid society to near
ly 100 persons. At some tables covers
were twice laid, and the event was one
f the wiost enjoyable church, reunions
held in some years. For a number of
reasons, however, the attendance this
year was somewhat lighter than on pre
Directly after supper, the annual bus
ii.ess meeting convened with S. 1). AI
lei. in the chair and Clerk George II.
Bates acting as secretary. Rev. George
F, Fortier of Rutland, superintendent of
the Universalist churches in Vermont,
was also present, anil spoke at some
length at different times during the
meeting. The reports of the various
church officers were read at the call of
the chair, although action usually tak
en at that time was sometimes suspend
ed The regular parish meeting will le
held later, when it. is likely that bus
iness wot handled last evening will be
transacted. Superintendent Fortier in
discussing some of the problems which
are now facing the local church organ
ization, said that the Universalist church
in Barre wis one of the most important,
if not the greatest point of vantage
which the denomination has in Vermont,
rrom its peculiar position, the nature of
the field in which it is located, and the
strong grasp which it has already exert
ed, he said that the church was blessed
with a splendid opportunity. He urged
that the memliers present a more unit
ed front in its everyday life and that
the relations between pastor and people
lm cemented firmly.
Other members of the church, inclin
ing several of the trustees, voiced their
opinions at one time or another during
the meeting. Discussions regarding the
present status of the church were often
times marked by spirited utterances and
were usually followed by applause. Aft
er several attempts to elect some of the
officers, the meeting finally began to ac
complish results, although rather late in
The resignation of the pastor. Rev.
Edward C. Downey, was at length ac
cepted. A resolution expressing the sin
cere regret at his decision and at the
same time voicing the highest hopes of
the meeting that success might attend
him, was passed with the unanimous
cons'ent of everyone present. The reso
lution as moved and carried forward to
the clerk, follows: "Whereas, it has
seemed expedient to our Moved pastor
to sever his pastoral relations with this
church, be it therefore resolved: That,
at this parish meeting we extend to him
our heartfelt appreciation for his splen
did work among us and deep regret at
his going, and that it is the wish of this,
meeting that nothing less than the real
ization of his fondest hopes may attend
bis future activities."
The new officers to serve during the
coming church year were selected only
in part. S. D. Allen was re-elected mod
erator, George H. Bates was again ap
pointed in the capacity of clerk and C.
N. Kenyon was re-elected treasurer.
The meeting adjourned until Monday
evening, when further business will lie
brought to attention and ti astr.es elect
ed. FOSS FOR PRESIDENT.
Massachusetts State Democratic Com
mittee Endorsed Him.
Boston, Jan. 2. A resolution endors
ing Gov. Eugene N. Fow for the Demo
cratic .nomination for the presidency of
the United States in 1912 and endors
ing bis administration was adopted by
the Democratic state committee at its
annua) meeting held here yesterday.
Chairman John F. McDonald was unani
mously re-elected as was Treasurer
Charles F. Riordan of Boston.
Granite Mutual Directors Heard
at To-day's Meeting
OLD BOARD WAS ELECTED
The Company Expects to Move Into Its
New Home in Aldrich Building by
Feb. 1, Where Up-to-date Quar
ters Are Offered.
Very satisfactory progress was re
ported for the Granite Mutual Fire In
surance company, one of Vermont's mosv
promising financial institutions, when
the company held its sixth annual meet
ing at the home office in Barre to-day.
The reslilt of the meeting was the entire
re-election of the old board of director
and then a complete return to office of
all the old officers.
The meeting was called to order short
ly after 10 o'clock this forenoon, and
the directors chosen are as follows:
Alpheus P. Abbott, Battista Albisetti,
Thos. II. Cave, jr., Harlie F. Cutler, Ora-
mel J. Dodge, Ernest A. Drown, Frank
G. Howland, Alexander Gordon, Jamc4
Mackay, Albert A. Sargent, II. William
Scott, William H. Sprsgue, Harrison G.
Woodruff. Frank C. Bancroft, Chas. N.
Barber, Edwin Davis, John Trow, George
Kent, Rufus G. Robinson, Alexander J.
The directors, nearly all of whom
were present, subsequently elected the
President F. G. Howland.
Vice-presidents H. G. Woodruff and
Charles N. Barber.
Secretary R. G. Robinson.
Treasurer R. G. Robinson.
Auditor T. II. Cave, jr.
The meeting was one of enthusiasm,
owing especially to the splendid progress
the concern still continues to make, with
an exceptionally bright outlook for 1012.
Although the company's fiscal year is
fixed in its charter as August 1. the
annual election of directors and officers
comes in January, while the annual data
on which the company commenced busi
ness is March 1, and all efforts to reach
a high-water mark are dated from that
time. The company now has at risk
$4,721,032, with capital for the payment
of losses of $582,437.
Unless some unforeseen circumstances
happen to prevent, the company will on
February 1 be located in its new offices
in the new Aldrich building at the corner
of Main and Elm streets, where it will
be provided with ample room for thu
transaction of its business, besides hav
ing a spacious fire-proof vault to protect
its many papers which accumulate with
a concern of this kind.
East Montpelier Girl Becomes Bride of
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dan
cause of East Montpelier was tho scene
of a quiet wedding Saturday night, when
their only daughter, Mary Louise, was
united in marriage to James Erastus
Dwinell of Marshfield. the ceremony be
ing performed at 7 o'clock by Rev. Mr.
Chapin of Marshfield in the presence
of only the near relatives of tho con
tracting parties. The bride was very
prettily gowned in old rose Himalaya.
The couple were unattended.
Immediately after the ceremony a
wedding luncheon was served and lat- -er
in the evening, amid a shower of
best wishes, Mr. and Mrs. Dwinell left
for their home in Marshfield, whero they
will be at homo to their friends after
Mr. and Mrs. Dwinell were the recipi
ents of many pretty and useful gifts of
silver, cut glass, linen, china, etc' They
are both very popular and have a large
circle of friends to wish them happi
ness and prosperity in their new life.
New Year's Wedding at Congregational
Miss Maggie Thomson Gordon and Jo
seph Raeborn Barnett were married at
the Congregational parsonage, 11 Wal
nut street, yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock, Rev." J. AV. " Barnett perform
ing the ceremony. The bride and groom
were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Gordon, an uncle and aunt of the for
mer. Mr. and Mrs. Barnett will make
their borne at 87 Ayers street. Both are
well known young Barre people and Mr.
Barnett has' been employed as a stone
cutter . at the Straiton shed for somn
Barre Young Man and Montpelier Young
Woman Contracting Parties.
AA'alter Brogie of this city and Miss
Lou AVoodward of Montpelier were mar
ried yesterday at the home of the bride's
mother. Mrs. E. M. Woodward, in Mont
pflier. Rev. AA J. O'SuIlivan officiating.
The bride and groom were attended by
t; Mabel St. Johns of this city and
George Brown of Montpelier.
GIVEN GOLD RING.
Jchn B. Magnaghi Remembered By His
John B. Magnaghi. who leaves to-day
for Saranac Lake, N. A'., was invited
to a social gathering at the Italian Citi
zens' club rooms last evening. Presi
dent B. Luchini. in a befitting manner,
presented Mr. Magnaghi an elegant gold
ring in honor of the occasion. The rest
of the evening was given over to speech
making, which showed the club in a good
and prosperous condition. Refreshments
were served and greatly enjoyed. The
rarty broke up wishing that the day
night be the first of three hundred and
sixty-six happy days in lf12 for Mr.
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