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VOL. XV--NO. 29G.
750,000 MEN
;No Settlement Reached in Great
Britain's Trouble
i legislation May Be Hurried Through to
Compel Resumption of Work Rail
way Employes Won't Handle
i-""-' Non-union Goods.
London, Fob. 29. Upwards of 750,000
coal miners had laid down their tools
,and gone on a strike by 2 o'clock this
afternoon, when the day shift in tho
mines ended. The army of striking col
liers was swelled hourly throughout- tho
morning when it became known that
no settlement had been reached.
The cabinet to-day completed arrange
ments to hurry legislation which may
prove necessary in order to compel the
resumption of work. A number of meet
ings of railroad employes to-day passed
resolutions pledging themselves to ab
stain from handling troop trains and coal
products by non-unionists.
The premier and his colleagues in the
cabinet, officials of the board of trade
and other persons having influence with
the coul owners and miners made stren
' nous attempts this morning to avert the
disaster. After working for a week, the
irnvprnmpnt Inst niirht in an official com
munieation admitted its failure to stave
off the strike.
The deadlock is graver than anticipat
ed. It had been supposed that the great
est hostility would arise from the Welsh
mine owners, and public opinion was
veering in favor of the miners, who, it
was thought, would be Satisfied with the
concession of the principle of a minimum
wage, leaving the adjustment ot he .!e
! in siihseniient arbitration or nero-
tiation. It is now seen that the miners J tier young man was declared unjustly
themselves, are placing the greatest ob- j convicted and his pardon yesterday fol
stahle in the way of a peaceful solution i 'v,cd.
by insisting upon their own interprets !
tinn of the terms of the minimum wage. ;
It is this aspect of the situation which
renders the outlook most hopeless. At
the same time, it is felt that the govern
ment's efforts have not been wasted. The
government has secured the assent of 60
per cent, of the mine ow ners of the coun
try to the principle of ft minimum wage,
thus greatly facilitating its task should
it be deemed advisable to resort to leg
islative enforcement of the minimum
Number Is Said to Be Greater Tban Any
Day During the Strike Mayor
Scanlon Goes to Boston"'
for Conference,
Lawrence, Mass., Feb. 9. More oper
atives were working in the textile mills
! to-day tban on any previous day of tho
strike, which is now in its eighth week.
; Fewer pickets were in evidence than
usual this morning. Kelief stations daily
are becoming crowded with applicant
for food, hundreds of strikers and chil
dren going to the stations this morn
ing. Arrangements being made to send a
party to Washington to appear before
a congressional committee, as suggested
by Congressman Berger, were completed
last night. Over lit) men, women and
children will compose the jiarty. Of
'this number more than half will be chil
dren, the plan being to send two from
each of the 18 nationalities represented
on the strike committee. The children
selected, all of whom are over 14 years
,of age, are themselves mill workers on
strikes. In some instances, they bear
, scars from injuries sustained while nt
work. Among the number will be a girl
wlu had her scalp torn off by a machine.
The older workers will be represented
by one from each nationality.
Mayor Scanlon and Alderman O'Brien,
who yesterday conferred with some of
the Lawrence mill officers in Boston,
again visited that city to-day, and it was
understood that the conference was to
be resumed.
Vice-President May Become a Candidate
for His Present Position, Is the
Statement Made in Wash
ington. Washington, D. C, Feb. 29. Unless
.present plans of President Taft's cam
paign managers go awry, Vice-President
Sherman will also be on the Kepublicaji
ticket, for vice-president.
Famine Causes Eating of Human Flesh
Twenty-five Towns Sacked.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 29. Startling
allegations of cannibalism among starv
ing persons, contained in letters from
' Dr. Susan 1. Moody in Teheran, are re
ceived here. She declares that fathers
are eating their children and children ore
eating each other in the northwestern
part of Persia, where famine followed
the sacking of twenty-five towns by
rebel troops. Salar Dowleh, brother of
the deposed shah, and forty thousand
people are starving, it is declared.
Secretary of State Knox Left Panama
City This Morning.
Panama City, Feb. 29. Secretary of
State Knox left here this morning with
the intention of making a trip to Colon
with frequent stops on the way to af
ford an opportunity of inspecting the
Panama cajial.
One Was Serving Life Term for Mur
der, Second a Long Term for Feloni
ous Assault and Third a Short
Term for Robbery.
Boston, Feb. 29. Three pardons were
granted by Governor Foss and the ex
ecutive council yesterday. One of the
prisoners was serving a lifelong sen
tence for murder, another a long term
for felonious assault, while the third
had served a year of a 'three years'
term for robbery.
The life prisoner pardoned is David
Mooney, who was sentenced in Septem
lxr, 1877, for the murder ' of Edmond
Lavoie, otherwise known, as "Frenchy"'
at Boston. The men were burglars anil
Mooney killed Lavoie in the course of
a quarrel.
Patrick J. Kenney was sentenced in
December, 190(5, to a term of eight to
ten year for felonious assault upon a
woman aged 02. He was under the in
fluence of liquor at the time of the
assault, and his sentence was consid
ered excessive.
In the case of the third man clem
ency is extended on the ground that he
was innocent of the charge brought
awiinst him and was convicted unjust
ly. In March, last year, Mi Manus went
out one evening to look for a job shov
eling snow. He met Deputy SJieriff
Sliorey of Conway, X. II., and the two
had several drinks together. A quarrel
followed, during which the New Hamp
shire deputy used his revolver as an
argument. When the police arrived
Sliorey was holding on to his watch and
chain, which, he said. MeManus hud stol
en from him. MeManus was sentenced
to three years in jail upon his conviction
on a .charge of robbery.
About six weeks ago Deputy Sheriff
Sliorey made another visit to Boston.
On this last visit the New Hampshire
official, in an endeavor to make a bov
j drink whiskey, again used his revolver
as an argument, ami in police court
was sentenced to three months in jail
on each of two charges, one of a-sault
nnd the other fur carrying concealed
weapons. On an appeal, the superior
court imposed a three months' sentence
on one charge and placed the others on
An investigation of the MeManus case
' then made, with the result that
f trill UftCM Tfi 01 1 1 1 H
Thj First Will Be Between South Ver-.
non and Brattlcboro and the Other
Between Windsor and White
River Junction.
New Haven, Conn., Feb. 29.--That the
New York, New Haven S Hartford Hail
road 'company will immediately proceed
with the building of new lines between
South Vernon and Brattlcboro. Vt., and
httwecn W indsor and White Kiver func
tion. Vt., is the semi-official statement
winch came from the offices of the com
pany to-day. The first link mentioned
is ten miles long, and the other is four
ten miles.
Houses Destroyed and Troops Paraded
Streets, Shooting Wild.
Peking. Feb. 29. A revolt has brok
en out among portions of the Yuan Shi
Kai troops, some hundreds of whom
started a riot to-day. They wrecked
and set fire to a number of douses and
paraded the streets, shooting wild. A
strong force of royal soldiers have lieen
ordered out and are endeavoring to re
store order in the citv. The streets are
crowded and the greatest alarm pre
vails among the inhabitants.
23 Passengers Shaken Up at Biddeford,
Me., Yesterday.
Biddeford, Me.. Feb. 29. Twenty-five
piiH.sengers in an Atlantic Shore Line
ehctric car were badly shaken up but
escaped serious injury yesterday when
the car left the rails on West street
and went over a twelve foot embank
ment. The incline was not steep and
the impetus ot the car was broken by
collision with a pole. Snow was re
sponsible for the derailment.
Ringleaders Put to Death In Peniten
tiary at Monterey, Mexico.
Laredo, Texas, Feb. 29. Thirty-six
lives paid the penalty of yesterday's
revolt, in the penitentiary at Monterey,
Aitxico, according to incoming passen
gers to-day. These passengers said six
ot the prisoners were killed during the
outbreak and twenty-five others, re
garded as ringleaders, were executed yes
terday afternoon. The passengers were
unable to describe in what manner the
remaining five victims were killed.
Swanton Hotel Sold for $5,000.
Swanton, Feb. 29. Barney Mullen has
sold the Adams house, which he pur
chased three years ago, to Nuplene Rob
istow, the owner and proprietor ot the.
West Side inn, the price being about
$3,000. Mr. Mullen sold on account of
poor health.
The Roy Lumber Co. of West Barnet
is lumbering on its mountain timber
land about one mile from its mill and
is cutting a record breaking stock of
choice lumber. Recently a monarch of
the forest, an immense spruce tree, was
cut, and this tree scaled 1,475 feet of
lumber. It was hauled to the mill with
on-; pair of horses on a bob sled, and
even then the road was so steep in
places that two bridle chains had to be
John Smith of Glover, father of Mur
do Smith and brother and two sisters,
who are in quarantine for smallpox
in St. Johnsbnry, was found dead in
lied Tuesday. The four children of the
deceased have practically recovered from
the disease but could not yet be released
from quarantine. Mrs. William Chen
ey, another victim of smallpox, recent
ly gave birth to a son. There are now
only five cases of smallpox. All schools
will reopen Monday.
Of Saccharine Which 'is De
clared an Adulteration
Secretary MacVeagh Dissented from the
Opinion of Majority of Cabinet Board,
Which Rendered Its Opinion Against
the Use of the Material.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 9. By a vote
of two to one, the board of cabinet
officers charged with the enforcement of
the pure food law to-day entered a final
decision against the use of saccharine in
prepared foods. Secretary of Agriculture
Wilson and Secretary of Commerce anl
Labor Xagel confirmed the decision that
food containing saccharine is adulterated,
while Secretary of the Treasury Mac
Veagh dissented. A month's grace will
be given the manufacturers to arrange
for the elimination of saccharine.
Pure Food Champion Not to Rtsign.
Washington, 1). C, Feb. 9. Dr. Harvey
W. Wiley, chief chemist of the depart
ment of agriculture and pure food cliem
pion. denied to-day that he had any
intention of resigning from his office.
He characterized as "preposterous and
pure fiction'' any rumors to the effect
that be was considering such action.
The report that be intended to resign
was occasioned by the following inter
view, accredited to him and published in
the morning papers:
"f have a long time been working."
said Dr. Wiley, "to secure peace. This
cannot, however, exist as long as then'
are incongruous elements as now exist
in the department. I have not yet deter
mined to withdraw. 1 am hoping for a
solution of the difficulties."
"In case of no solution will jou re
sign?" he was asked.
"I am not prepared to say now. If
T determine to withdraw, however, I
shall issue a statement which there will
be no difficulty in understanding."
Planned For the Green Mountain Circuit
Rutland, Feb, 29. At a meeting of
the Green Mountain circuit here yester
day afternoon, represcnttaives were pres
ent from all the associations aHd the
j state fair was also represented by F. L.
Davis. The association decided "to give
at least five early closing events for
! purses of S"00 each. The classes chosen
jare a 2:20 trot, 2:30 trot, J:14 pace,
2:2S pace and free-for-all.
Yesterday's meeting called to or
der by F. C. Dyer of Middlebury, in the
absence of the president. Assemblyman
James S. Parker of Salem, X. Y., Mr.
Parker and Secretary W. K. Farnsworth
of this city were re-elected. lirattle
boro and White River Junction be
came virtual members of the circuit.
Those present were Elliot B. Norton of
Cambridge, X. Y., F. C. Dyer and W.
R. Xoonan of Middlebury, i. H. Staf
ford of South Wallingford, F. L. Davis
of White River Junction, O. F. Benson
of Brattlcboro. George M. Viall of Man
chester, Vail Allen and K. B. Norton of
Fair Haven and W. K. Carter, F. M.
Wilson and W. K. Farnsworth of Rut
la nil.
TI. H. Cohen of Burlington was a bus
iness visitor in the city to-day.
Frank Geen of Bugbee avenue left
last night for a few days visit at Provi
dence, R. I.
George Comings returned to Brattlc
boro to-day, after spending a few days in
tl is city on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer K. Taft of Wash
ington street went to Bradford to-day
for a few days' visit with relatives.
The Socialist party has opened head
quarters at its rooms in the Scampini
block. Open every evening until elec
tion day. All Socialists and sympathiz
ers are welcome. ' '
The meeting of the Presbyterian Sun
beams will be held this evening at H
o'clock in the church. All members are
requested to be present, as the electio'i
of officers will take place.
Mr. and Mrs. William T. Trenoweth
of North Main street returned home last
night from Concord. X. IL, where they
were called by the illness of a relative.
Mrs. Trenoweth resumed her duties at
tho City hotel this morning.
The Granite Mutual Insurance Co. is
moving its office furniture from the
Wood Mock into its new quarters on
the second floor of the Aldrich build
ing. The company's administration of
fice has been new ly equipped with hand
some quartered oak furniture.
Attorney M. M. Gordon yesterday
shipped three thoroughbred Boston ter
rier pups to a man in Burlington, who
pisid an aggregate sum of $190 for the
pets. One of th dogs will be sent lat
er to a dog fancier in Minnesota. The
trio of pups were from a litter of six
belonging to Mr. Gordon, three of which
Improvements at the police station,
which have been in progress for several
days, are fast nearing completion. Paint
ers have nearly finished whitewashing
the interior of the cell rooms as well
as painting the office and detention
room. ew lockers constructed ty tlie
caipenters are now in use by the offi
The Indian club, an athletic organiza
tion, held a sleighride last night. There
were about thirty couples, who were
carried iii Papin's and Jones & Xye's
barges to the grange nail at Wilhams
town, where an excellent supper was
served. A social evening of cards and
dancing was enjoyed by all present
until an early hour. Music for the
dance was furnished by Coutts and
Bianchi. James Sivewright, John Dun
can, Harold Ante ana James Coutts
comprised, the committee in charge of
the ride.
Many In Addison County Listen to Plea
for 6-Inch Trout Law.
Middlebury, Feb. 29. About (10 resi
dents of this county met in grange ball
here at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon
and formed the Addison County Fish
and Game league. George Shambo of
Middlebury was the temporary chair
man. The constitution and by-laws were
presented by L. C. Russell of Middle
bury for a committee appointed at a
preliminary meeting two weeks ago, and
after some amendments they were
Officers were then elected as follows:
President, It. W. MeCuen of Vergen.ies;
vice-president, M. F. Barnes of Chimney
Point; secretary, Norman S. Foote of
Middlebury; treasurer, George N. Sham
bo of Middlebury; auditors, Lerov C.
Russell of Middlebury and John H. Don
nelly of Vergennes; directors, the offi
cers ex-oflicio and John Higgins and
dishing Hill of Middlebury, Paul Haw
kins of Weybridge, J. Herbert Howe of
Itridport, F. L. Grandy and William
H. Norton of Vergennes. John Thomas
and Edward Harrington of Salisbi.ry,
Kdson Day of Riptou. O. A. Smith and
Fred Smith of Addison, F. M. Warner
of Ferrisbiirg. Arthur Larrabee of Or
well. W. H. Jackman of Waltham,
(-rorge Palni.-r of New Haven.
B. H. Stickney of the Rutland coun
ty leairue advocated that the trout sea
son should be put back to where it
was before and that Vermont should
stick to the six-inch trout law. Mr.
Stickney was given a hearty vote of
thank. According to the constitution,
the annual meeting of the league will
oe nem on me second eclne-day in
February nt such place as may be
determined by the board of directors.
Most of Burlington Audience Politely
Attentive, but Not Enthusiastic.
Burlington. Fe. 29. Five young men
were ordered from the room during the
lecture of Dr. Frederick A. Cook, on
hi alleged "Conquest of the Pole." They
sat at the front of the room and fre
quently uttered groans, until n police
man came and at down in front of
them. The groans subsided until the po
liceman withdrew to the back of the
renin, when the sounds of distress be
gan again and Manager AVbalcn ordered
the young men from the room. They
lef peaceably and there was no other
disturbance during the lecture, except
when people in various sections of the.
house began to tire after the lecture was
partly over and began to depart.
The audience was politely attentive
and the absence of much applause was
noted. For two hours the speaker told
1 of his trip, which was illustrated with
ninny pictures, and concluded w itli a
bitter arraignment of Peary, who, ac
cording to Mr. Cook, is pretty nearly
ail wrong. The pictures shown were
good, but Mr. Cook did not warm up
to his Hiihject and, not being interested
himself, failed to interest others to any
great extent.
Mstter of Site For Montpelier High
School to be Left With School Board.
The special city meeting held in Mont
pelier last evening to vote on the site
of a new high school building was large
ly attended, the women turning out en
masse as well as the men. It was vot
ed to rescind the vote of June 2, 1911,
instructing the school bonrd to purchase
the Corry-Park proerty for a site,
the mutter of a site, building ami fur
nishings now being left with the school
board. An isue of iMOO.ooo in bonds
wa voted last August. The vote for
rescinding stood J544 to 102 anil t ti
resolution to leave the matter in the
bands of the school Iwiard was earned
:tli(' to (IS.
The meeting was an exciting one. Mr.
Ccrry was scored for asking $17',h
for the Corry-Park property, J. H.
Senter remarking that no one would pay
that price. The school board came in
for its full share of complaint and
several speeches were made which
brrught down the mayor' gavel in a
call for order. The women voted first,
about 100 depositing their ballot.
Erastus D. Baker of Essex Junction Died
Lssex Junction, Feb. 29. The village
lost one of its most resjiected citizens
yer.terday in the dearth of Krastus I).
Baker, who died at one o'clock yester
day morning after a five weeks' illness.
He had bad consumption for many
years. Mr. Baker was born in Ches
terfield. X. H., April 17. 1S.I2, one of
seven children of Oliver and Sally (Tick-
ncr) Baker, all of whom are now dead.
Hp came to the Junction in lSlil. en
tering the employ of the Vermont Cen
tral railroad as local freiiht ntrent.
which position he held until 1S77. He
viva deputy sheriff, constable, collector
of taxes, ahil lister at different periods
of bis life, always filling the offices in
an efficient manner. Mr. Baker mar
ritd July 3, !Hl4. Abbie L. Sa fiord of
Colchester. Seven children were born
to them, Rollo died when a baby and
Ben died nearly six years ago. Mr.
Baker is survived by bis wife and three
sons, Eugene of Los Angeles, William
O. of this place, Ralph of New York.
and two daughters, Mrs. J. J. Killoran
of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Mrs. T. F. King
of Iowa. The funeral will lw held at
li i 4 late home on Pearl street Satur
day morning at 10:30 o'clock.
There Is Talk of It at Norwich Because
of Epidemic of Sickness.
Northfield, Feb. 29. The funeral of
Percy S. Hawes of Melrose, Mass., who
here Mmdav ot hroucliial pneu-
moma, after a very short illness, was
held yesterday. Hawes was a member
of the freshman class at Norwich uni
versity and was well known in North
field, Montpelier and Barre. He was
very popular with his classmates and
bis death has caused much sorrow her.
The liody was accompanied to the sta
tion by a military escort. Because of
bis death and because of the epidemic
of sickness which has invaded the col
lege, there is considerable talk of clos
ing the college for two weeks.
The ladies of the Congregational
church will serve a chicken-pie supper
March 1, from 6 until 8 o'clock in th-'
evening. All are invited to come and
enjoy a social evening.
By Fire Which Did $200,000
Damage in Attleboro, Mass.
Fire Departments of Both Attleboro and
Pawtucket Were Engaged and They
Succeeded in Saving Three Cot
tages Which Were Near By. .
Attleboro, Mass., Feb, 29. A Joss by
fire, which is estimated at $200,000, was
caused by a blaze that broke out. in the
lumber yard of C. A. Pullen & Co.,jicni
the Pawtucket line, this morning. Two
big sheds with their contents were de
stroyed,, and two freight curs were also
burned, while seasoned ''lumber of all
varieties burned like dried grass, the
flames lighting up the sky for miles
The fire departments of both Attleboro
and Pawtucket were called to light the
conflagration, and they succeeded in sav
ing three cottages which were located
near the lumber yard. The cause of
the fire is not known definitely, but one
of the theories is that sparke from a
passing locomotive fell upon some dried
E. M. Roscoe of Springfield Sends Letter
to School Commissioners in An
swer to Offer of En
gagement. H. G. Woodruff, president of the Barre
school commissioners, received to-day the
formal acceptance by Edward M. Roscoe
of Springfield of the offer to become
superintendent of the Barre schools,
which was tendered him by the commis
sioners following their meeting Tuesday
evening. Mr. Hoscoe will assume bis
duties at the close of the present year,
succeeding O. D. Mathewson, who re
signed to accept the princpalship of
Lyndon institute.
Mr. Roscoe's letter of aceetsnee is as
"I will accept the position ot superin
tendent of schools in the city of Barr
at the salary stated, $2,000 a year. I
will give to the schools the best service
of which I am capable and I trust that 1
shall be able to maintain the confidence
which the board has seemed to place in
me. our system oi scnoois is excellent
snd 1 shall hope to be able to maintain
for the schcols the high standard which
Mr. Mathewson has set for them. 1 w;is
very much impressed with all that I saw
while in your city last week.
"Again let me thank you fcr the honor
which comes with being asked to succeed
Mr. Mathewson. I trust that there may
be no cause to regret the action you
have taken.
"Very trulv yours,
"E. M. Roscoe."
One Respondent Waived Examination
and Other's Case Was Continued.
When arraigned before Judge H. V.
Scott in city court this morning. Arthur
Mitchell, who was. arrested last Saturday
night on a warratrt isAued by Stale's At
torney J. Ward Carver, charging hint
w ith selling, waived examination and
was bound over in the sum of $."00 to
apHar Ht the next term of county court.
Bail was furnished by Robert Barclay.
The respondent was represented by E. L.
Scott and State's Attorney Carver ap
peared for the state.
Mrs. Ida Vallaise. known as "Rig Ida."
whose bouse on Granite street was raid
ed by officers last week, haB surrendered
Lerself to the authorities ' and was
brought into city court this morning:
Her arrest grew out of alleged findings
nt the Vallaise home during the search.
The respondent's case was continued un
til March 7, and bail for her release in
the sum of $.VK) was furnished by Celes
tino Ahiatt':.
Barre Merchants and Their Employes
Taking (Jp the Matter.
Meetings of the Barre Retail Mer
chants' association and the retail clerks'
union were held last evening, the former
at. the association rooms in the Miles
building and the Utter in K. of P. ball.
Both meetings were largely attended, ns
preliminary steps were taken toward
forming a new agreement Vo "upplant
the old bill, which expires April 1. U
is understood that both associations have
elected committees for the conferences,
which will be started at once.
Pitcher Ray Collins Married.
Los Aniielcs, Feb. 29. Ray W. Col
lins, the young star pticber of the Bos-
ton Red Sox. was married at noon yes-
tcrdav to Miss Lillian Lovejoy at the j
home of the brides parents. The bride, j
a pretty brunette of nineteen, is a sis
ter of "John F. Ixivejoy, who was a
college chum of Collins at the univer
sity of Vermont.
Revolutionists and Govt. Troops Fought.
Cspe Haitien. Haiti. Feb. 29. Sharp
fighting occurred at Talanquoia, Santo
Domingo, Tuesday between revolution
ists and government troops. The revo
lutionists had twelve killed and a large
number wounded, while the troops had
twenty-two casualties.
Ernest -Seaver, who was called to
Washington by the death of his moth-
vr, was m the city to-dsy on his wav
back to Jericho, where he is employed
in a flouring mill.
Adelphi Quartet of Boston Gave Last
Number on Federation List,
For the last of its series of lectures
and concerts held durini; the wint '
Barre civic federation presented . .,o
opera house last evening the A' i
?uartet of Boston, four picked singers
roui the Hub city, who pleased the larg
est audience of the course with an ex
cellent selection ot numbers. The quar
tet was accompanied in several selec
tions by Mrs. Nelson B. li.illurd of Barre,
who also rendered a piano solo, "Hun
garian Rhapsody No. 2." by Liszt, in
the middle of the program.
Of added interest to the entertainment
was the presence of Robert MacKenzic,
a former liarre boy and latterly a prom
inent figure in Boston musical circles,
whose fine tenor voice was one of the
enjoyable features of the evening. Mr.
MacKenzic contributed two solos to the
program, each of which was followed by
an encore, and his work both as a soloist
and in the tenor part of the quartet
easily bore out the prediction made dur
ing his younger days in Barre that he
would some day become a singer of un
usual ability. His first appearance on
the local stage after so long an absence
was the signal for an outburst of ap
plause irom the audience.
In tlie various selections rendered by
the quartet, several of them without the
accompanist, the powerful voice of A.
Victor Crawford stood out more promi
nently than the others, perhaps,, Mr.
Crawford possesses a rich baritone Voice
and his part in the quartet work wan
more than ordinarily meritorious. Oscar
L. Huiitting carried the bass parts in a
manner that plainly marked him as nn
artist, while George V. Kells, the second
tenor, deserves mention for his fine work.
Too much credit cannot be given Mrs.
Ballard, who acted so acceptably as the
accompanist. Her rendering of- Liszt's
difficult rhapsody was every bit deserv
ing of the applause which tlie keenly
appreciative audience accorded, her nt ! llwn neu side yesterday morn
the finish I ,UK.- a,d the defense began, bringing for-
The program as earned out -u8 iyri the plea of insanity. Jt was shown
follows: "Vocal March' (ltiillnrdi. iiuar
tef, "My Song Is of the Sturdy North"
(German). Mr. Huiitting; "Onaway
Awake, Beloved'' (Taylor), Mr. Mac
Kenzie; "Bonnie Doon" Siiiitli)."Rockin'
in De Wind" (Neidlinger), quartet ; piano
solo, "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2"
(Liszt), Mrs. Nelson Ballard; "Kveninu
Song'' (Naater), "Morning Song" (Spof-
ford), quartet; Hunting Seng (Bol
lard), Mr. Crawford and Mr. Kel!.
"Mary of Argyle." .Mr. MacKenzic; "The
Long Day Closes'' (Sullivan), quartet.
Since last night's entertainment was
the concluding number of the series, it
might be well to add that ti e course h;,s
been a successful undertaking for the
civic federation, viewed from every an
gle. Local audiences have been privi
leged to beat some of tls? notable men
on the lecture platform, as tor instancf
Judge Men H. Lindsey, whose description
of the juvenile court in Denver was widely
discussed locally. In addition to the op.
portnnity to hear good men speak, the
federation has also been the means of
securing some excellent musical enter
tainments during the winter.
Not only laboring to enlarge its sphere
of usefulness by thus replenishing its
treasury has tie federation met with a
satisfying degree of success, but also
because it has worked to a worthy pur-
nose nt the same time in providing an
interesting and always entertaining list,
of lecturers, renders and musicians. Lo
cal people who have the best interests ot
the organization at heart will sincertly
hope that another course may be carried
out equally as successfully next season.
Henry Emerson Stated - He Took Few
Drinks Before Settling Damage Case.
In the case of Henry Emerson against
the Corry, Deavitt & Frost Electric com
pany at Montpelier, Henry Emerson,
the plaintiff, took the stand yesterday
in the hearing before Commis-ioner R. E.
Brown of Burlington. The case was
settled by Emerson before coming to
trial, and he. told yesterday how it was
done. He said be told a Bethel man
named Rogers, that if he would get him
(Imerson) 1.000 out of the case, he
might have if300 of it. Emerson sai I
they came to Montpelier, had a few
drinks and then went to the home of
E. II. Deavitt, where ' Emcrsfin signed
a paper, took his money and returned
home, giving Rogers his promised share.
Then he loaned $500 to a Randolph
niiiu. taking a note for $.V2.'i, after
winch he went to i onnecticut on a
visit. The money was spent and no
account kept.
His attorney, M. M. Gordon, tried to
prove Emerson mentally incompetent to
transact the business,' after taking a
few drinks, and stated he had retained
W. A. Lord and W. X. Therinult with
out consulting him. At first he sup
posed Emerson was capable of caring
for his money and business affairs but
from further development he had de
cided be was not. Emerson has never
asked him how much his bill is. but
Mr. Gordon will produce his books to
show what fees he charged him.
James Emerson, son of the plaintiff,
was on the stand yesterday afternoon
and was used to show the mental ca
pi'iity of bis father. The hearing was
continued to-dav.
WaPresented to Board of Civil Au
thority Last Night.
Twelve members of the board of civil
authority were present in the city court
xt to the '
room last evening lor the nc
last meeting to lie held before the city
clutioii next Tuesday. A total of IIS
changes in the check list was the re
sult, of the meeting and of these, as
many as seventy-five were additions.
The list of new names presented to the
board last night is probablv the larg
est which has yet been added to the
check list on 'a single niyht since the
board has been in session. To-night's
meeting will open at 7 o'clock in the
city court room.
F. G. Howland to Make It His Home in
Near Future.
Frank G. Howland has purchased of
O. I). Mathewson his resilience o;
the east side of French street, including
two lots which form a large lawn, and
also two building lots on the west side
of the same street. Supt. Mathewson
sold the property because he is to leave
Barre within a few months to become
principal of Lyndon institute. Mr. How
land will then remove from his present
residence on the same street and make
the Mathewson house his home.
Matthew Carlyle Convicted of
First Degree Murder
Former Fort Ethan Allen Trooper Killed
Andrew C. Fox, Another Soldier
Story of Slavery Days Told in
Court at Burlington. .
Burlington, Feb. 29. Matthew Car
lyle, a former trooper at Fort Ethan
Allen, was sentenced to life imprison
ment in the penitentiary at Atlanta,
Oa., by Judge J. L. Martin in the United
States court here to-day for the slay
ing of Andrew C. Fox at Fort Ethan
Ailen on October 10. 1911. The jury,
to whom the case was given late yes
terday afternoon, came in at 9 o'clock
this morning with a verdict of guilty
of murder in the first degree, without
cepital punishment. The prisoner took
the verdict calmly.
The trial was most speedy, having
started Tuesday afternoon. The prose-
that Carlyle's ancestors in a direct line
had been violently insane, lo show
this, the attorneys for the defense went
back to slavery days ami brought out
testimony concerning Carlyle's grandfa
ther and grandmother, both on bis fa
ther's ami his ipother.s side. Testi
mony was given showing that Carlyle's
grandfather m his mother's side bad
been a raving maniac and that it bad
lieen necessary to keep him chained to
a ii iron post in a room, unclothed for
the most part, because he could be re
strained in no other way. The testi
mony further showed that Carlyle's
grandfather and grandmother on his fa
ther's side were violently insane and
that Carlyle also had two uncles and
a-i aunt on his father's side, who were
m ntally unbalanced.
The witnesses who were called to
pn-ve that Carlyle was insane when
lie shot Fox also brought out the heart
interest side of the case. It developed
that Carlyle's mother and father, "who
were divorced twenty yearB ago, had
beer, brought face to face again in the
federal courtroom and that Carlyle's
steimiothcr, who is bis father's sec-oin-
wife, was also in the courtroom.
This testimony developed quickly and
it aroused the interest of the spectators
I .ih..c.v. u,m . lormer
! -tlieart !o in court.
i . i. r
j A Story of Slavery Days Told.
1 The history cf the Carlyle family was
begun when Mrs. Josephine Carlyle took
tne stand. She created a surprise by
stilting that she was the second wifo
of Carlyle, the elder. The bitter's first
wile, Mrs. Narcissus Carlyle, was sit
ting near Carlyle in the courtroom. Car
lyle's father, Edward Carlyle, sat apart,
but the three appeared to be on friend
ly terms. Carlyle the elder, according
to testimony that developed later, bad
not seen bis first w,ife or. his son in
twenty years. Both women, and Car
hle's father, testified in the respondent's
liehalf. The story, when completed, gave
one reason to believe that possibly Car
lyle had been mentally unbalanced when
he shot Fox. In substance it is as
Many years ago a white plantation
ow ner kept as a slave a black woman.
No marriage ceremony was ever per
formed "for these two but aeveral chil
dren were born to them. Of the num
ber, Matthew Carlyle's father, Edward
K. Carlyle, was one. His mind was
sound but he had two brothers who
were feeble minded, and a sister who
was violently insane. His mother and
father, the plantation owner and the
sieve, both became violently insane. Ed
wurd Carlyle married and his wife's
lather wa also insane. To them was
born Matthew Carlyle. When the lat
ter was about five years of age, Ed
ward" Carlyle separated from his wife
am! left Matthew Carlyle in her charge.
The boy wandered away, joining the
army and finally was arrested at Fort .
Ethan Allen for the murder of Andrew
C. Fox. Carlyle the elder bad married
again in the meantime and had lost all
trace of Matthew, his son. One day
Carlyle the elder saw an account in the
newspapers of an attorney having been
appointed to defend Carlyle in a mur
dir trial. He inquired who the man
v at and found it was his own son. He .
came to Burlington and saw his son
again for the first time in twenty years.
Hi., second wife came with him and
his first wife had also been summoned,
so that the three met in the courtroom
where young Carlyle was to be tried
fur bis life.
The foregoing story was related by
Edward E. Carlyle. The witness was
moved to tears when he spoke of his
mother. She was of African descent,
he said, and bad been freed by the
en ancipntion proclamation, lie nad sev
eral brother and sisters, he said, and
he could remember the acts of frenzy
committed by his mother and father
when they later became insane and also
by a sister, Janet, who showed strange
nil ntal symptoms. Two other brothers,
he said, had been weak minded. Mr.
Carlyle testified that when Matthew (the
respondent! was a small boy be had
shown symptoms of a strange disease
and would throw himself on the ground
and foam at the mouth and act like
an animal.
L. H. Smith of Waterbury Takes Pos
session Next Monday.
- L. If. Smith of Waterbury, who re
cently purchased the bakery of E. H.
Boyce of North Main street, is moving
his" household goods to this city. Mr.
Smith will take possession of the bakery
next Monday and make bis home in tin
tenement above the bakery. Mr. Boyce,
who has conducted the bakery for a
good many years, has not yet made any
definite plans for the lutur.

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