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DAILY VOL. XV--XO. 297. BARRE. VERMONT, FRIDAY. MARCH 1. 1912. PRICE, ONE 1EXT. IE IMES WAGES GO UP FIVE PER CENT American Woolen Co.'s Action Affects 30,000 Operatives MAY END LAWRENCE STRIKE ;Two of the Mills of the American Co. Are Located in Lawrence and Notices Were Posted There to-day, Telling of Advance. Boston, March 1. The American Woolen eompsny to-day notified the ngents in all 'ts thirty-three nulls in New England mid New York 'state to Advance wasres five per cent. The or- der affects about 3(1,0(10 operative. No tices were ported in all the mills of the company that the new schedule of wages will he put into effect on March 4, involving increases in the rates now pfcirt by the hour and by the piece. The wages will le readjusted according to classes and occupations, but in every case the increase will amount to at least five per cent. This action of the American Woolen company, the largest manufacturer of voolen and worsted goods in the world, is expected to have a far-reaching ef fect in the woolen industry of the country. There are n largo number of independent mills, especially in New England, which generally follow closely the schedule, paid by the, American com pany. It is expected by mill men here that many of these independents will also decide to advance wages, There is also a strong feeling in Bos ton textile circles that the action of tl.e American Woolen company's Ar lington mills and Uswoeo mills in Law mice in posting a notice of an ad vance in wages will contribute material ly to a speedy ending of the strike in that city. Lawrence, Mass., March 1. The end of the great textile strike, which began January 12, is thought to be in ight. The outlook to-day was more hopeful than at any time since the beginning of the struggle. This optimistic sentiment is due to the action of many mills in posting notices announcing an advance in wages of at least five per cent., be ginning Monday. While the Industrial Workers of the World, whose 12,000 members are idle, have not agreed to return under the. increase as posted, it is thought many of the strikers will return next week. The strikers' committee of the Industrial Workers held a meeting at 1 o'clock this afternoon, while a meeting of the general committee of the Central Labor union is called for to-night. The mills of the Arlington corporation were the first to post notices announc ing the increase, and this action was quickly followed by the Uswoeo mills mf the United States Worsted company. An advance of five per cent. Monday was announced by the American Woolen company, not only here, but in all th other plants of the corporation. This company employs 30,000 operatives. The cotton mills of the Pacific corporation posted notices this afternoon, announc ing the advance in wages. Among the independent woolen mills which announced their intention of join ing in the general advance were those of iM. T. Stevens & Sons company in North Andover, Haverhill and Franklin, N. H. The amount of the increase was not specified. It will affect 2,000 employes. I'ifty weavers have been on strike in JIaverhill. The strike was caused by the new ftate law, making working hours 54 jhours a week, instead of flit. The five per cent, advance will be added to the wages paid for the 54 hours' work, which rneans 1.33 per cent, increase over the wages received by the operatives when they were working 56 hours a week. A statement given out by the Arling ton mills was, in full, as follows: "During the past two years our busi ness has yielded no profit. Less than one-half our machinery has been operat ed. This was caused by conditions be yond our control. During this period of depression, wages were not reduced. The smaller earnings of our work people were caused by lack of continuous and full employment, which we were unable to furnish," very much to our regret an! greatly to our loss. "The effect of the law prohibiting the employment of women anii children and minors in Massachusetts more than fifty four hours weekly, was to change the running time of our mills, where so many women and minors find employ ment, from fifty-six to fifty-four hours per week. This reduction in the hours of labor increased the fixed charges of our mills, consequently upon diminished output at least 3.70 per cent, anil also reduced the earning power of our work people in the same proportion. , "Massachusetts mills are handicapped by the fact that longer hours of labor are permitted in other adjoining states. In addition to this, according to the report of the United States tariff board, it is also a. fact that higher wages are now paid in the worsted mills in Law rence than in those of any other manu facturing center in the United State. The demand for our products has recent ly increased, but markets are still unset tled. The selling values of our prod ucts in proportion' to their cost are ah normally low and may be further affect ed by adverse tariff legislation. We be lieve", therefore, that actual business con ditions do not warrant an increase in wages at the present time. "Notwithstanding these facts, we rec ognise that labor conditions in Lawrence Jiav not been normal and that the ulti mst welfare of the city, its citizens, its roffls nd their operatives, and of the svhole mcuuonwealth. are in a great pleasure dependent upon tfca ntorSkm of former contented labor conditions in this city. "A special committee of the legislature and many representatives of labor, churches, city and state have conferred with the mill managers of Lawrence t help them restore such conditions, and we appreciate the efforts all these agen cies have made for the common good. "Wie especially appreciate the faithful nrss and loyalty of our employes, of whom more than 70 per cent, voluntas rily have returned to, work and thus en abled us tq maintain our organization and to a great .extent operate our. mills and retain our contracts. "In view of all the nbove, which in substance has already been placed before committees of our employes, we have decided to make to them the following specific statement, without waiting for future developments: "A readjustment of wages will be made upon a comparative basis as to the occupations, involving increases in the rates now paid by the hour und by the piece. Such advances are to be equitably adjusted according to the classes of workers and their earnings, ami in no case to be less than 5 per cent. The new schedule of wages will go into ef fect Monday, March 4, 1012. "We hope to furnish our people steady employment and shall welcome bai'k ami give work, as rapidly as possible, to any of our old employes, without, discrimina tion, who apply for work on or before Wednesday, March fl, 1012." CHILDREN OFF FOR WASHINGTON. There Were Only 13 to Leave Lawrence This Morning. Lawrence, Mass., March 1. The party of working children of the strikers, re quested to appear before the congres sional committee in Washington to-morrow', left here to-day. Instead of num bering 50 boys and girls, the delegation included thirteen children, four of whom were girls. TRAIN SERVICES ARE FIRST TO SUFFER From Coal Strike In Great Britain, Which Assumed Mammoth Pro portions To-day. London, March 1. With the excep tion of small colliers situated in the isolated districts, all the coal Mines of the country were idle this morning, and the official returns estimate the num ber of strikers now at 1.040,407. In most of the collier districts the men are taking advantage of the strike to enjoy a holiday. Xo trouble is anticipated. The grest e.it danger spot is in South Wales, where the most determined spirit pervades. The railways throughout Wales is sued notices to-day that their train service would lie curtailed. Several hundred steamers are held up at va rious ports through lack of coal. The laige trana-Atlnntio lines assert that they are well provided with fuel. Some of the railways have sent out notifications of curtailment of their services owing to the strike. "The government having recognized the principle of a minimum wage for nil underground workers, if it is not secured by agreement it will be secured by the government by other means." This extract from the speech made by the prime minister to the members of the National Miners" federation, as re ported in the official statement issued last night concerning the conference held yesterday, indicates the lengths to which the government is prepared to go to effect a settlement of the strike. It is virtually an ultimatum to the coul owners. Emphasizing the point again, Mr. As quith said that the government "was determined that the minimum wage shall become part and parcel of the organiza tion and working of the coal industry by whatever appropriate means the gov ernment can command." They would have been false to their duty as stew ards and trustees of the general in terests off the notion, continued the pre mier, if they did not take what steps they could to bring about a reason able arrangement. The government felt that Jthey were face to face with a warfare between capital and labor in the coal industry, which might paralyze all other industries in the country. The government has started upon their investigation of the problem, the pre mier said, without any prejudice of party or class bias in one direction or another. Having given the fullest and most careful consideration to the evi dence which the workmen had brought before them, the conclusion they had unanimously come to was that a case had been made out- for ensuring to the underground workers in the coal industry, with adequate safeguards, a reasonable minimum wage. Already a majority, certainly 60 per cent., of the coal owners of the country had assent ed to the government's proposals, and they did not intend that the resistance of what he hoped was a dwindling minority of the employers of labor should unduly delay the attainment of an object, which "we have satisfied our selves is consistent with justice and the best interests of the community." The prime minister ended his speech with an appeal to the miners to al low reasonable latitude for discussion with respect to fixing the iinimum wage for the different districts and not to insist upon rigid adherence to the sched ule adopted by the miners' federation. He reminded them that if they persist ed in that course they assumed a ter rible responsibility, although it was ob vious that nothing short of a miracle could avert a national strike'. That the government made some prog ress in the direction of rendering the strike of short duration is shown by the fiict, disclosed by the official statement, that the Northumberland coal owners, who were among those who rejected the government's proposals Wednesday, have been persuaded to agree to the first two clauses of these proposals, v. hiih in effect, declare the government's Ulief that there are cases in which underground workers are not able to earn a reasonable minimum wage, and that the power to earn such a wage should be secured by arrangements suit ahh to the special circumstances in each district, adequate safeguards being pro vided to protect employers against abuse. Hut the Northumlierland coal owners added that they could not consent to pay a minimum wage irrespective of ability and disposition to cam such a POLICE THINK HE'S THE MAN Suspect in Morner Family Mur- der is Held PENDING HIS IDENTIFICATION Police Say That Notebook Found in the Man's Pocket Carries Name of Dennis di Donato, by Which ITame the Suspect Was Known. New York, March 1. A man believed to lie Kdward di Donato, also known as- Dennis di Donato, the farmhand ac cused of the murder of four members of the Morner family on their farm near Troy, N. V on December 3, was arrested yesterday in Queens county. According to Detective James If. Ma loney of Troy, who caused the arrest, tho name of Dennis di Donato was found in a notebook in the prisoner's pocket. The man was employed under the name of Bartholomew Salerno by Louis Forger, a Long Island City contractor, who, observing a resemblance between his employe and the published descrip tion of Donato, communicated with the Troy authorities. The suspect will be held pending identification. Chester Dstrander of (ireenbush, who lives in a farmhouse directly opposite the Morner house, and who knew the members of the Morner family and the niau accused of the murders reached Lrng Island last night, accompanied by Detective Thomas McDonough of Kensse laer county. 'Talerno" and four other prisoners were lined up and dstrander was asked to see if the fugitive mur derer were among them. Dstrander said that one of the five looked somewhat like Donato, the man accused of the crime. He had pointed out Salerno, but sniii lie could not positively idoiuuy him as the man sought by the Rensse laer authorities. Dstrander said that Donato had no moustache, whereas the suspect has a black one. The police say, however, they have learned that when the prisoner went to work for Verger he did not have a moustache, but was clean shav en. The prisoner declared that the name "Dennis di Donato written in his memorandum book was that of the person who was teaching him to write. PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY PLAN WAS REJECTED Washington State Republican Central Committee Voted Against It Yes terday by Vote of 19 to 7. Tacoma, Wash., March 1. The Re publican state central committee re jected the presidential primary plan yes tciday by a vate of Iff to 7. ThyTft administration was endorsed by a vote of Hi to 12.. The state convention will lie held at Aberdeen, May 15. The Roosevelt league will meet in Seattle, March 14. BAR NEGRO FROM MEMBERSHIP. Assistant Attorney-General Lewis Not Wanted In Bar Association. .Washington, D. C, March 1. A de cision by the executive committee of tl.e American Bar association to oust William 11 Lewis, a negro, and an assistant attorney-general of the United States, from membership in the bar as sociation has aroused Attorney-General W ickersham to the defense of his as sistant. Lewis is a graduate of Harvard and played on the crimson varsity foot hall team. In a spirited letter sent to each of the 4,700 members of the association, the attorney-general charges the executive committee with an arro gance of power unwarranted by the body's executive "in order - to gratify a race prejudice entertained by some of its numbers." He points out that Lewis was regular ly elected and the action of the execu tive committee can hardly be considered to tend to. "uphold the honor of the pro fession of the law and encourage cordial intercourse among the members of the bar. It certainly does not tend to pro mote the administration of justice." Mr. Wickersham enclosed with each letter a postal card addressed to George YVbitebeek, secretary of the American Bar association, protesting against the committee's action and requesting its revocation. He asked every member dis approving of the committee's course to sign the card. Copies of correspondence between the attorney-general and Secretary White lock also accompanied Mr. Wickersham's litter. On January 24 the attorney-gen eral wrote to Mr. Whitelock protesting against t lie attempt, to oust Lewis, to which Mr. Whitelock replied that none other than a member of the white race had ever lieen elected to membership in the association and added as the com mittee had elected Lewis in the belief that he was of the white race it was fell it could not do less than rescind its own action inadvertently taken. The committee had not decided, Mr. White lock added, that a negro was ineligible for membership. Lew is was appointed by I'resident laft last year. He has been in charge of Indian depredations claims in the de partment of justice. Frequently he has been a White House- caller and in a't tei.dance at the White House recep tions. , Comparative Arrests. "The official figures for the months of May to November, inclusive, for the years 10OS-9 show the total number of arrests for intoxication: 10(18, under license. 177; for the other causes, 03. In 10O0, under prohibition, for intoiea tion, 7; other causes. 30." H. H. Whit tier, city clerk. Rutland, Vt. Ti njinmrr Committee. BOARD OF TRADE BANQUET. Montpelier's Annual Affair Much En joyed and Very Enthusiastic. The Montpelier Hoard of Trade held its annual banquet last night at the Pavilion, wdien about 100 were present, including guests from Waterbury. Wells River, Bane and VYoodsville, -V 11. me Montpelier orchestra furnished music and the banquet was much enjoyed. Following the feast came numerous speeches, opened by W. C, Colton, presi dent of tho board, who welcomed the guests and spoke concerning Montpelier's development in the past and present ami what the board hopes to do in the fu ture. It is the aim this year to raise tho membership from 250 to 300. Mr Colton introduced J. 15. Kstee, the toast- master of the evening. Mr. Kstee spoke in favor of Boards of Trade all over the country, as great helps to the com munities where they existed. J. M. Ward of the industrial depart ment of the Boston & Maine railroad was the next speaker. He took ex ceptions to the remark of J. J. Hill, the railway magnate, who said that New England is asleep and the rest of the country will continue to rob her. This, Mr. Ward said, is not so, for New Eng land is beginning to wake up to her opportunities. We have made a great mil-take in not taking advantage of our apple growing . possibilities and in let tin: the West ship apple -here, thous ands of miles, when our own land is perfectly well fitted to grow the fruit. In the potato and maple sugar market, too. New England and Vermont might do much more. At the last land show at the Madison Square Garden, New York City, the maple sugar exhibit was one of the most attractive, and when it was auctioned off at the clone of the slow, the supply was inadequate and police were needed to control the crowd. Cubes an inch square sold for five cents apiece. The Ronton & Maine is con tinually receiving communications con cerning New England farms, and during ttie last ten months has received in quiries from over, thirty states and several Canadian provinces. J. II. Hale of Glastonbury, Conn., the peach king, whose each crop averages $60,000 " a yar, is changing to apples and his fruit sells for $7 a barrel. Mayor S. S. Mallard spoke in general of the work of the Board of Trade in Montpelier and said it had been of the gieatest aid in the governing of the city. Following Mr. Ward, he took oc ciision to compliment him on his speech am1, said he thought Vermont would do well to get him as an industrial commissioner. Rev. Dr. Chadbounie, acting pastor of Trinity church, spoke of his high opin ion of Vermont, but said he believed tl.e state needed more business in re l'gion and more religion in business. G. Herliert Rape, vice-president of the Itarre Rr.ard of Trade, extended the greetings of the latter and thought the building up of either citv would help both. B. R. I cmcrit t, president of tlif Waterbury Hoard of Trade, brought greetings from that body. Dr. H. H. Lee of Wells River told of the organization of the Connecticut Valley Board of Trade. Cith er speakers were W H. Crockett, S. C. Hutchinson, superintendent of schools, ,T. G. Brown. A. J. Sildev, F. R. Dawley, II. C. ShiutlolT, J. II. Gowdy and J. L. BUinc-hard. The meeting adjourned at 12:31, aft er President Colton had suggested that a midsummer clambake be held. RACE WITH DEATH. It Is Believed That John Clemons Won It. North Adams, Mass., March 1. lohn Clemens of Sf-arslmrg Mountain, Vt.. is believed to have won a 25 mile race vith death in a leigh over the moun tains yesterday. Mr. (lemons, who is (10 years old, was struck in the head by a piece of joist thrown out by a circular saw in his sawmill at Sear-hurg yesterday fore noon. A physician who was summoned recognized that the ease whs one that required the services of a surgeon. The unconscious Clemens was immediately rolled in fur robes and bundled into a sleigh, which the doctor drove over tho mountains to the North Adams hos pital. 25 miles from the scene of the accident. At the hospital, an operation was performed and the surgeons believe that Clemens will recover. GE0RGE B. SPAULDING DEAD. Grocer at St. Johnsbury Prominent Ma sonMother 111. St. Johnsbury. March 1. George B. Spanlding. who had been for 25 years in the grocery business hero, died on Wednesday night after a week's ill ness of apoplexy. He was born here. 57 years ago. He was a member of Passumpsie lodge. F. and A. M Haswell Royal Arch chapter No. II, Mipah lodge of Perfection, Caledonia council, R. and S. M.. Palestine comnianderv, K T.. and Mt. Sinai temple. X. Q., M. H., and was a 12-degroe Mason. He is survived by a wife, one brother. Frank E., and bis mother, who is very ill. day The funeral will take place Sun at 2 o'clock. ALEXANDRA BETTER. Princess Mary Is Also Reported Recov ering. London. March 1. It was officially an nnunced that tho condition of the queen mot her. Alexandra, and tho Princess Mary, both of whom have been ill of influenza, showed great improvement yesterday. TALK OF THE TOWN Miss Lula Bacon of W'illiamstown was a visitor in tne city io-flav. Grovcr Koneflck of Prospect street went to Burlington to-day on a short trip. Drputy Sheriff A. M. Morrison has moved his office furniture into tho new- quarters which he will occupy in the Aldrich building. A call man of the firo department, living on Becklev hill, was awakened at an early hour this morning by the blow ing of a lire whistle. 1 ho man, dressed hurriedly and proceeded to "the fire." When he got down onto Main street he could find no traces of fire; he came on to the fire station, which be found was i i darkness. The man realized then that it was tho whistle of the Mont pelier fire department that was blow FLAMES DROVE FAMILY OUT A Montpelier House Was Gutted Early This Morning FIREMEN HAD HARD FIGHT After Long Run to Pioneer Section They Had to Lay 8s0 Feet of Hose and Fight Flames in Bitterly Cold Weather. Occupants of a dwelling house at 5H River street, Montpelier, were hastily driven out into the; cold by a Are which practically destroyed the building early this morning, the members losing every thing except two trunks containing vari ous articles. The house was owned by V. L. Aja and was occupied by a Spanish family of the name of Troulas. Insur ance of $800 was carried on the house with the Vermont Mutual Firo Insur ance company. It was at 3:55 o'clock that the fire was discovered, and an alarm was turned in from box 133, At that time the whole front of the house was ablaze, and it would have been impossible for the fire men to save the building if they had been on the sit on the instant of the alarm. But, as it was, the recently organized lire department made quick time, al though tho equipment of the station house is not completed, the stable doors not being fitted with electrical apparatus and being opened necessarily by hand. The firemen Jiad a stream of water on the fire in less than ten minutes, al- though tho run from the station to tho loncer section is a lone distance, ana they wore held up by a faulty indicator. However, they could do little at that time because the partitions had already fallen in and the interior of the Iioum was badly gutted. They laid two lines of hose, a distance of 850 feet each. The sll-out was sounded at 6:45 o clock. The firemen worked under hardships because of the very cold weather, the thermom eter registered about IS degrees below soro. The origin of the fire is not known, but it is supposed that the flames were communicated from the stove in tho kitchen, as the fire seemed to bo centered there when discovered. Members of tho Chenette family living across the street were awakened' by the crackling of the flames, and shortly after that the alarm was. turned in. The members of the Troulas family had time enough to get out without injury, although there was not time to save much of their property. Included in the loss was the sum of ?2t which had boon loft in a bureau. Tho walls of the building are standing, but can scarcely be used if it is decided to rebuild. MAN'S BODY FOUND IN WINOOSKI FIRE J. Polk, a Former Soldier, Was Burned ! and Mr. ;eorge g.iiun, the lat J luiimed of Montpelier; also one brother, to Death As He Slept In Hia- watha Clubhouse. Burlineton, March 1 The liody of J. Polk, colored, a former member of troop C, 10th I nited Mates cavalry,, was found to-day in the rums of the Hia watha clubhouse at Winooski, a build ing which was burned yesterday morn ing. The first intimation that Polk may have lot his life in the tire started tip y'esterday afternoon anil late in the day officers and firemen searched the niins without result, although they found an overcoat which contained a letter ad dressed to Polk. The search was given up till to-day, when the body was found. The last seen of Polk alive was when h entered the clubhouse at 2 o'clock yesterday morning and went to bed. Polk recently returned from Philadel phia, where be had been visiting a brother. LOSS OF $5,000 AT TROY. Polk & Calder's Wholesale Drug Store Was Destroyed. Troy, N. Y.. March 1. The Polk & Cnfller wholesale dmg store was de stroyed by fire last night, entailing a lo's' of $50,i00 covered by insurance. Tin flames spread so rapidly that two alaims wore necessary and for a time the entire block was threatened. BANK MAKING PROGRESS. Good Showing by Barre Savings Bank - and Trust Company. The Barre Savings Bank and Trust i ct mpany have issued tlieir annual state ment showing tlieir condition on .Maren 1. The assets show an increase f I more than IHW.oimuhi over last year, while the deposits have increased about the same amount. From the profits of the past year $5,000.0(1 has been add ed to the surplus fund, making now a total surplus of $30,000.00 and a divi dend of 8 per cent, paid to its stock holders. The bank has had a very suc cessful year and shows a steady gain and with the same proportionate inter ?t will, in a few years, have total as, sets of over $2,000,000.00. ... xi aaT u, . ' ........ . . . FAMOUS ACTOR DEAD. George Grossmith Passed Avray at Folke stone, England. Folkestone, England, March 1. George Grossmith, senior, one. of the best known actors and public entertainers, died here to-day at the age of 65 years. ' PLAINFIELD. A leap year ball will be given at the Opera house hall Tuesday evening. March 5. Music will be furnished by Van Oman's orchestra, A fine time is as- BUSY THREE MONTHS ; IN BARRE COURT Judge Scott To-day Filed His Report With the State Auditor, Showing 34 Bills of Cost. City Court Judge H. W. Scott to-day filed his report with the state auditor at. Montpelier for the three months end ing February 20. In the report, Judge Scott pays to the state the sum of $230.61 accruing from fines, costs and fees: There are fifty-four cost bills forwarded, which call for $342.25 to he tuken from the state treasury, returned to the local court and disbursed to the officers as fees for service rendered. During this same period, Judge Scott had other state cases Settled to the number of nineteen, the costs of which amounted to $((7.H5, while the amount paid into the city on the same cases amounted to $70.0H. According to the figures furnished by Judge Scott to-day, the report for the last three months includes the largest number of cases for a similar length of time since the winter quarter of 1007-IOOH, when the city voted to license saloons. Ending February 2!) of that year, there were seventy-four cases dur ing the three month, as against fifty-four for "the three months terminat ing with yesterday. In no period of thiee months since the high water mark of 74 was reached has the number even Hourly approached the number until late ly. Although January was unusually quiet in city court circles," February wit nessed a court calendar nearly mil oi cases. YOUNG BOY IN COURT. Edward Hardy of Marshfield Took $16, He Admitted To-day. Before Justice of the peace If. W. Scott in the city court room this aft ernoon, hdward Hardy or jiarsnnem, pleaded guilty to a charge ot petit lar ceny and was sentenced to serve not less than ninety days and not more than throe months in the county jail at Montpelier. The respondent was represented by Attorney K. L. Scott, and State's Attorney J. Ward Carver conducted the prosecution. Later the ; la.!, who is still in his minority, was j tuken to Montpelier by Deputy Sheriff i t.. , nariicu oj riamneiu. The case against voung Hardy grew out of the theft of .$1(1 at the farm house of Ciissius Martin in Marshfield in the night time. The Hardy boy was employed on the Martin farm when Hie rc.bbery occurred and suspicion was di r cted toward him for circumstantial reusons. It was alleged that the hid returned home late at night, after the household had retired and took the sum of $1(1. wlueh he knew to be secreted in a closet. Or. a warrant issued by Stiite's Attorney Carver, the boy was ai rested by Deputy Sheriff Bart lot t on a charge of burglary. In justice court this afternoon, the state's attorney amended the charge to jM-tit larceny. The state had five witnesses in court in case Hardy should enter a plea of not guilty. , MRS. ANNA (WOODS) MARRI0N. Died This Morning The Funeral Will Be Held Monday. Mrs. Anna (Woods) Marrion died this n.orning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. H. Carroll, 5 Bolster avenue, after an illness of six mouths. She was horn in Ireland in 1;!5 anil came to this city' 28 years ago. She is survived by throe sons uid three daughters: Peter P.. James T., and George M. Mnrriou anil Mrs. T. H. Carroll. Mrs. John Charles Woods of Kecnc. N. II. Services will take place at St. Mon ica's church Mciiilay morning at 0:30 o'clock, and the burial will be at Keene. N II. Friends are requested not to send flowers. FUNERAL OF MRS. MYRA H0LDEN Was Held From Her Late Home on South Main Street. The funeral of Mrs. Myra (Albec) Holden. whose death occurred at her home, -14 South Main street, Tuesday night, after a lingering illness, was held at the house yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Kev. ,t. W". Barnett, pastor of tie Barre Congregational church, offi cluting. The bearers were as follows; Raymond Pearl, P. C. Kinney, E. M. Tobin. Ira Lawrence, W. D. McDonald, and Arthur C. Tilden. The burial took place in the family lot at Elmwood cemetery. Among those present from out of the city were the following: Miss Lillian Parl. Raymond Pearl of St. Johnsbury; Mrs W. S. Martin of Cambridge, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Kinney Clareniont, X. H. ; Leonard Bancroft of Berlin; Mrs. F. N. Kempton and C. B. Tihlen of Nortltfiold. FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED. That of Mrs. Isabella A. Duncan Held Yesterday Afternoon. The funeral of Mrs. Isabella A. Dun can, who died Tuesday morning after an illness of two years, was held from hei late homo, 64 Warren street, yes terday afternoon at 2 o'clock, there be ing a huge attendance of relatives and friends. The Ladies of the Clan Gor . don. of which slio had noon a meniiicr, attended in a body. Rev. Duncan Sal mond of the First Presbyterian church, officiated at tho services, and the in terment was held in the Hope ceme tery. The bearers were:. Peter Alexn dci John Milne, Alex. Milne, Charles Ijeslie. John MacDonald and Thomas Marr. SPRINGFIELD REGRETS IT That Ban Should Have Called E, M. Roscoe to Its Schools. Springfield. March I. Right on the heels of the announcement of lat week tint Rev. John B. Reardon, pastor of the I'niversalist church, hail accepted a call to the pastorate of the Bane church comes the announcement by Superinten dent of Schools Edward M. Roope tha; he has just accepted tho siiperintenilcncy of tho llarre schools and tendered his resignation. This announcement 'canse.t universal regrt in the community. hore the lss of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe and tlieir daughter. Miss Helen S., will be severely fe't socially. OFS FOR U FY ELECTION List is Completed After Some Differences VOTERS . HAD LAST CHANCE During the Recent Sessions of the Board of Civil Authority There Have Been 481 Changes, Fully Half of Which Were Additions. The last meeting of the board of civil authority was held in the city court room last evening with an attendance of eight members. It was the last meeting before the city election next Tuesday, and a god many new voters availed themselves of the opportunity to got their names on the checklist. In all of the recent meetings held by the board, a total of 481 changes have been made to last year's checklist, and of this number it is believed that some 250 names ar entirely now to the list. So it will be seen that the number of voters entitled to vote on the license question and other issues this year will be considerably aug mented. ' ' i At list evening's mooting, the board completed the slate of officers who are to serve in the different wards on elec tion day. The final selection of several men to till different ward office Tuesday liad been liunging lire since the first meeting of the board, when a number of little differences growing out of party linos were encountered. The officers who will serve in the nix wards as elected last night are as follows: t Ward one Ward clerk, George N. Til den; inspei-tors, Harry McNeil, George F. Howe, G. 1. Hockley;' ballot clerks, N. B. Billiard, Jonathan Carson, T. (j. Cars well. George H. Cook; assistants, E. J. Owens, E. N. I'hilbrick. Ward two Ward clerk. Fred Haley; inspectors, I!. P. White, T. J. Denning, Robert IngMs; ballot clerks, A. J. Guth ie, If. S. Currier, John Jones, John Rowley; assistants, James Brown, A. O, Fay. Ward throe Ward clerk, E. L. Smith; inspectors, C. C. Varney, A. J. Loranger, J. B. Sanguino'tti; ballot clerks, Wil liam McDonald, Alex. Cruickshank, Atlo Miirinni. Jos. M. Nelson; assistants, O. 1). Shurtleff, J. C. Griggs. Ward four Ward clerk, Edwin Keasf ; inspectors, J-'red Scott, ,V. T. ("aider, James Glass; ballot clerks, Henry Casel lini. Thomas C. Carson, Duncan McMil lan, jr., William dlliver; assistants, J. K. Anderson. John Mofgan. Ward five Ward clerk, James Rae; inspectors. Frank E. Comolli, P. E. Mc Xulty, O. J. Howes; ballot clerks. Jasper Bi.zozero. C. E. White, Celeste Bianchl, M. D. Keefc; assistants, C. Cardi, James Hastings. Ward six Ward clerk, A. E. Bruce; inspectors. E. C. Goodwin, James Trail, Charles Cay; ballot clerks, K. R. Davis. James D. W ood, D. J. Bovce, Carl C. Rol lins; assistants, Peter Alexander, George Cooper. CHANGES ITS AGENTS. Central Vermont Places L. 0; Morgan in Barre Office. Lester (X Morgan, who has acted as staticn agent for the Central Vermont railroad at Williamstown for the past ten years, came to Barre to-day to as sume charge of Central Vermont affairs here, to succeed Frank J. McEnany, who has been appointed station agent at White River Juiict.on, u position which lie bus temporarily held since December 1, Hill. Mr. Morgan takes up bis new duties with an efficient training in rail roading. Ho first became connected with tfie Central Vermont road in tho capac ity of a telegraph operator a number of , years ago. He was thus employed at St. Albans. Waterbury, Koxbttry, Ran dolph and Montpelier Junction in the interests of the railroad. Previous to accepting the position of station agent at Williamstown, Mr. Mor gan had been employed in a similar capacity at Miildlescx.and Roxbury. He intends' to move his family to this city some time in the near future. George H. Stuart, jr., who has ably directed the work at the station siee the absence of - regular agent, will resume his old duties in the freight office. The information that Mr. McEnany had been appointed permanent agent at White River Junction thus becomes pub lic. Early in December, Mr. McEuany was temporarily transferred to the junc tion town during the absence of the agent. Since then be has been dividing his time between W hite River. Junction and the Central Vermont interests at Barre. Mr. McEnsny has been in charge of the Central Vermont station here since September, 1900. In that time he has gained a reputation' as an accom modating and well-eqiiipped railroad man. He came here from St. Albans. Tho new position comes as a deserved recognition to Mr. McEnany. TALK OF THE TOWN" . Charles Pelkey of Orange was oper- nted upon at the City hospital yester day. W'ilmer C. Walling of St. Johnsbury was among the business visitors in the citv yesterday. Bert LeClair. who is employed as night clerk at the Waterbury inn in Water bury. is sending a few Jays at his home in this city. William A. Bishop of Stamford, Conn.: arrived in the city last evening from Portland, Me., for a visit at tho homo of his parents. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Bishop of Washington street. The Goildard seminary hockey team will go to Burlington tomorrow, whore it will meet the 'Rutland high school team to play for tho championship of the state. The match will prolubly be played on a rink on Lake Cbamplaiu. Ooddard has twice defeated Norwich uni versity and also triumphed over ths Barre team.