BARRE DAI 1LY . TIMES
VOL. XVI--NO. 152.
ISAKKE. VERMONT. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 12, 1912.
TRICE. ONE CENT.
Js Indication Following Finding
Of Wrestler's Body
WITH A FRACTURED SKULL
Probably the Man Had Been Dead Sev
eral Days Before Last Night, When
Body Was Found Under Sofa
at Welden, N. Y.
Xewburg, X. Y., Sept. 12. With the
kull fractured and circumstances in
dicating that he had been dead several
days, the body of John Grace, a wrest
ler, wag found under ' a sofa in the
rooms of the Country club at Widen
last night. The police suspect that
Grace was murdered and are making an
Grace was well known in this vicin
ity as a wrestler in the lightweight
DIDN'T HURT PASSENGERS.
Jtexicari Rebels Burned All the Baggage
But Were Careful Not to Molest
Xognles, Ariz,, Sept. 12. The 'South
,'ern Paciftie. passenger train which left
ihere for west coast points at eleven
o'clock yesterday was held up by rebels
'under Emilio . C'ampe at Quijano,. 30
miles south of Xogales, and partly de
stroyed. The first intimation that rebels were
In the vicinity was a volley of shots
lived at the engine and obeying the
implied command the engineer brought
the train to a stop. Campa himself
boarded the train and with an exhibi
tion of extreme deference explained to
the passengers that they would not be
molested, that he merely wanted all the
arms and ammunition aboard the train.
After taking what few arms and cart
ridges there were, the engineer was
compelled to run the train to Agua.-inja,
'W'here there was a bridge. The mail,
baggage, and second-da ears v.ire
.placed on the bridge and set on. Are.
J'';'egraph wirci re tied to the engim:
nd loin down when t.ie tiain started.
Cnly the firstl.i:i eoaoli and ...bleeping
ear escaped destruction.
Xews of the hold-up was brought here
, last night by six members of the crew
"of the train, who made the trip to Xo
gales on a hand car. A switch engine
was immediately despatched south to
bring the passengers and coaches not
burned. All the baggage of the pas
sengers was burned.
Campa sent word by the returning
train that he intended to continue south
and take possession of Hermosillo, the
capital of Sonora, on September Ifl,
Mexican Independence day. He notified
'the Southern Pacific officials that he
would burn every bridge and station and
,piece of equipment unless the company
quit transporting federal troops.
. Railway Asks Protection.
Xew York, Sept. 12. The Southern
(Tacific Railroad company has asked the
letate department at Washington to pro
Uect its interest in Mexico,
I. Announcement to this effect was made
jfeterday at the office of the chairman of
the executive committee of the rail
road. Simultaneously a formal state
iment that bodies of rebels varying from
f00 to 3.000, were pillaging the coun
try, cutting the telegraph wires and
burning the railroad brigdes.
More than two miles of bridges have
ibeen burned during the past 10 days, ac
cording to these telegrams. In one in
stance, according to the despatches, the
rebels captured a railroad train, loaded
the passengers into one coach, carried it
in within seven miles of Xaco and
dropped it into Xaco by gravity. The
locomotive was then disabled.
The telegrams, five in number, have
Veen placed before the state department
at .Washington by the Washington at
torneys of the railroad, it was stated
t the office of the chairman of the
executive committee, and a formal de
mand for protection, based upon them
Jind been made.
"Our lawyers at Washington have been
iJn constant touch with the state de
partment over the situation," declared a
spokesman for R. S. Lovett, chairman
,of the executive committee of the South
ern Pacific company. "We have asked
(that our property be protected."
' The telegrams contained in the Btate
Jment issued yesterday are dated August
27, August 81, September 3, September
A and September 0.
MRS. JOHNSON DEAD
FROM SUICIDE SHOT
Wife of World's Champion Heavyweight
Pugilist Said to Have Been De
spondent Over Ostracism
By the Whites. '
Chicago, Sept. 12 Mrs. -Tack John
son, white wife of the world's champion
heavyweight pugilist, wbo shot herself
last liisiht. died to-dnv. It was learned
that shortly before committing suicide,
Mrs. Johnson prayed with her two coi
ored maids, ana us they arose from their
devotion, Airs. Johnson said: Uou pity
a poor woman who is lonely."
On a recent trip to Las Vegas, where
Johnson fought Flynn, Mrs. Johnson is
said to have remarked to friends that
everyone shunned her because she mar
ried a negro and that she was unhappy.
Mrs. Johnson's act was attributed by
her husband to a nervous attack.
FOR GIGANTIC CONCERN
United States Motors Company, Capital
ized at $42,500,000 in Trouble, Al
though Its Bankers Say Pro
ceedings Are Friendly. ,
Xew York, Sept. 12. Receivers were
appointed to-day for the United States
Motors company, a $42,500,000 holding
corporation which was organized four
years ago to control ten automobile and
gas engine companies. The directors of
the company number some or tlio uest
known capitalists in the country.
The receivers were appointed in an
insolvency suit brought bv the I!rown &
Sharpe Mfg. Co. Five companies are
involved. Hankers, who are lueiitinea
with the United States company gay
that the proceedings are friendly.
HAD VISITORS AT LUNCHEON.
That Was One Feature of President
Taft's Busy Day. .
Beverly, Mass., Sept. 12. President
Taft faced a busy day to-day. lie re
ceived Chandler P. Anderson, counsellor
for the state department, Attorney-General
Wiekersham anil Sec.-Treas. Mac-
Veaeh. The two cabinet officers and Mr.
Anderson were invited to luncheon with
the president. Mr. Taft also had other
engagements, including posing for mov
ing picture men.
And Connecticut Democrats Are
CONTESTS ARE ABOUT SETTLED
In Fact, To-day's Session Promised To
Be Ratification of Line of Action
Mapped Out at Caucus Platform
Only Unsettled Feature.
SPIRITED TROTTING EVENTS.
Hartford, Conn., Sept. 12. Except for
the platform, the impending action of
the Democratic state convention could
beanticipated when the session was re
sumed this morning. The caucus elim
inated most of the candidates for places
on the state ticket Mayor L. T. Tin
nier, who had been opposed for lieu
tenant-governor by General 11, A. Bishop,
was endorsed by six of the eignt coun
ties. Governor Baldwin will be renomi
nated bv acclamation, and the selection
of presidential electors simply awaited
The delegates gathered in Foot Guard
hall last night, when Homer S. Cum-
mings, the national committeeman, made
the keynote speech, both nationally and
statewise, and brought out greater en
thusiasm than a Democratic gathering
has seen for years.
OPEN SWITCH CAUSED
TRAIN TO JUMP
Two Passengers, the Engineer and the
Firemen Were Injured at Morton,
N. Y., To-day. :
Rochester. X. Y., Sept. 12. The Wa
bush mail on the Xew York Central
jumped tlu; track at Morton to-day and
two passengers, the engineer and fire
man were injured, while a score of pas
sengers were slightly hurt. It is re
ported that an open switch caused the
MARKED TRIBUTE TO BOY.
CURTIS GUILD HOME.
IWould Accept Senatorship, But Would
Not Fight For It.
jjosion, fiept. iz. (jurtis (iuild, m
assador to Russia, arrved with Mr.
puild on tne steamship L:ienia late ye
kerday for a brief vacat'on. He said
kbat his trip had no po! tical signifi
cance, and that while he vnuld accept
election to the United States Senate
(from Massachusetts if It came without
jtontest, he was not a candidate for the
pfTce and would do nothing to stand in
he way of those who have announced
The ambassador expects to return in
fen days, leaving Mrs. Guild to remain
u this country longer.
WILL ADJOURN TO-DAY.
American Bankers' Association and Al
' Detroit, Sept. 12. Various organiza
tions affiliated with the American iiank
Jiers' association are expected to con
clude their conventions at a single ses
sion to-day. A number of reports re
fnain to be disposed of, and several ad
dresses are scheduled to be made before
the convention concludes their work
tha election of officers.
Paid at Funeral of Hal K. Darling, Jr.,
Chelsea Sept. 12 The funeral of
Hale K. Darling, jr.. was held from the
Congregational church, Wednesday at
11 o'clock. Rev. John A, Lawrence of
ficiating. The bearers were Judge George
L. Stow, l'rof. John M. Comstoek, and
Attorneys Stanley C. Wilson and Wm.
H. Sprague. close friends and business
associates of the father of the deceased,
and the interment was in Highland cem
etery. There was an unusually large
attendance, the members of the high
school, which Hale was to have entered
last week had his illness not prevented,
attended in a body and escorted the re
mains to the cemetery. Seldom has
there been seen in town such if beauti
ful profusion of flowers as banked the
casket, vchich, together with the large
attendance of sorrowing friends, was
silent testimony of the universal love
and grief which our towns people keenly
feel at the untimely eutting-nff of so
promising a young life.
Among those who came from out of
town to attend the funeral were Gen.
Charles K. Darling of Boston, Mass., an
uncle; Miss Emma L. Darling of this
town who was visit'mg friends in Cam
bridgeport, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Hrde of White River Junction;
Miss Haskins of Hardwick; Mrs. C. K.
Harriman and Robert Fulton of Corinth;
George L. Swan of Tunbridge; Mr. and
Mrs. Charles M. Goodrich and Mr. and
Mrs. Charles A. Vlumley of Xorthfield.
Hale Knight Darling, jr., was the sec
ond child and oldest son of Mr. and Mrs.
Hale K. Darling anil was thirteen years
old last April. Resides the father and
mother he is survived by two sisters,
Misses Pauline? and Mary, and two broth
ers, Joseph K. and Lawrence Darling,
all of whom have the deep sympathy
of a lanre circle of friends.
Connecticut Republicans Selected Him
Hartford, Conn., Sept. 12. The Re
publican state convention yesterday
nominated this ticket:
For governor John P. Studley of New
For lieutenant-governor Chas. H.
Peck of Danbury.
For secretary of state Gtistaf B.
Carlson of Mitidleton.
For treasurer Walter V. Holmes of
Waterbury. . '
For comptroller Fayette L. Wright
Presidential electors were named as
follows: Normal F. Allen, Hartford;
ex-Governor Rollin F. Woodruff, Xew
Haven; Waldo C. Bryant, Bridgeport;
Chauneey P. Goss, sr , Waterbury; ex
Governor Frank B. Weeks, Middletown;
Robert Schofield, Salisbury; Harold H.
A platform was adopted which, aside
from praise of President Taft and his
administration, dealt with state mat
ters, especially thoe having to do witn
agriculture and remedial legislation for
the working man.
The convention was a long one. with
practically no incidents of note as com
pared with many previous party con
ventions. Two informal ballots were
taken, which in effect eliminated Dr.
G. H. Knight of Lakesville and Judge
Silas A. Robinson of Middletown by
withdrawals and left the issue between
Judge Studley and Lieut. -Governor
Blakcslee on the third ballot, which was
a formal and decisive one.
The final vote stood 311 to 217 in fa
vor of Studley. Judge J. P. Studley, the
nominee for governor, is a Yale gradu
ate, a Civil .war veteran and has been
mayor of Xew Haven three terms, judge
of the common pleas court and is at
present serving his third term as judge
of probate court of New Haven.
State Fair Will Open With Big List of
White River Junction, Sept. li The
racing events of the Vermont State fair
to be held here Sept. 17, 18, 19 and '20
will be the best in the history of the
fair in point of number and quality
f the entries. Over one hundred fait
trotters are entered in the various class
es and with good weather some of the
track records are likely to be lowered.
Jn all, there will be eleven races, held
in conjunction with the International
Circuit of Vermont and Eastern Cana
da, and the Green Mountain circuit. In
the regular classes $5,300 will be award
ed in premiums, and the event will bo
well distributed through the four days
of the fair. ..-'-
In the big $1000 free-for-all event
there are ten entries and a spirited con
test is assured.
In addition to the regular races other
contests of interest will be the half
mile running race for Morgan, open
only to horses entered in the Morgan
classes, and the sweepstakes driving
race without whip. In the latter event
Hon. Maxwell Evarts of Windsor of
fers to back the Morgan mare. Thunder
Cloud, for $50 in a driving race of 15
miles in a four-wheeled vehicle.
In the Morgan horse exhibition class
es, many valuable cups and substan
tial money prizes are to be competed
for and there will be keen rivalry among
the two hundred or more Morgans en
tered. Everything is ready for the big open
ing day Tuesday, Sept. 17, and this day
will be the equal of the other dates in
LONG PARADE OF STOCK
Not -One Passenger Lost as
THERE WASN'T EVEN A PANIC
Wilson Democrats Were Returning. Te
New York When Vessel Ran on a
Rock and Stove a Large Hole
in Her Side.
MAY CONTEST WILL.
PLAN ATTACK TO-DAY.
Mexican Rebels Will Storm Agua Prieia,
Washington, D. C, Sept. 12. Brigadier
General Steever has telegraphed the war
department that the Mexican rebels are
planning to finally attiick Agua I'ricta,
opposite Douglass, Ariz., to-day, the
Mexican federals entrained last night at
El l'aso, being rushed to the defense.
WALKED TO THEIR WORK.
Duluth People Were Inconvenienced By
Street Car Strike.
Duluth, Sept. 12. Citizens here walked
to their work this morning, for a strike
of street car employes tied up the sys
tem. Xot a car was run. There is no
I'oting of the company and the officials
say there is nothing to arbitrate.
Fair and cooler Friday;
Excursion to Xew York,
See adv. on
It So, It Will Be the Fifth at Burlington
Within Fev Weeks.
Burlington, Sept. 12. The will of the
late Michael F. Kelley of Colchester was
proved in probate court yesterday and
developments at the hesring indicate
that it will be the fifth testament to be
contested within a few weeks. The ex
amination, conducted by V. A. Bollard,
was aimed apparently at the disclosure
rf faults in execution, unsoundness of
mind in the testator and the exercise
of undue influence over him. ' Mr. Bill
iard appeared in behalf of Michael Kel
ley Gleason. a nephew of the deceased,
residing in Pennsylvania. A niece, Anna
R. Kelley, is named as the residuary
legatee and there are other bequests n)
small amounts. Another nephew, John
R. Kelley, is named as executor.
The will' was drawn Februnry 5, l!)0$i,
by Klihu B. Taft, and witnessed by
Francis A. Dowor, Elizabeth Coffey and
Klihu B. Taft. The testator was well
known in this vicinity, having formerly
owned the farm property on which St.
Michael's college, Winooski park, was
later built, and having donated a por
tion of the property for that purpose,
it is understood, Other business in pro
bate court yesterday included a settle
ment and decree in the estate of Fannie
Myers, late of Colchester.
NEARLY LYNCHED THREE
And Two Good Races at the St. Johns
St. Johnsbury, Sept. 12. Heavy rain
in the morning prevented a large at
tendance st the Caledonia county fair
yesterday but the exhibition is a good
one. The parade of stock exhibited
reached more than three-quarters of a
mile in the parade before the grand
stand. There were two good race. The
County Race Purse $100.
Starr Elm. bin, Osgood 1 1 1
Trixv R.. O. M. Oleott 3 2 3
General Rover, bh, St. Peter 5 5 2
Merrimac, rm. Xeagle 2 6 6
Time2:39; 2:37; 2:35.
2:17 Pace Purse $250.
Dartmouth, bg. Spofford 2 3 3 11
The Builder, bh. Pierce 4 112 2
Albert R., bs, Pickell 1 2 2 3 3
Russell Gratton, blks. Lee 3 4 4 4 4
Time 2:18; 2:17; 2:21; 2:21;
But Two Races Were Pulled Off at Fair
Fair Haven. Sept. 12,-Rain yesterday
seriously interfered with the attendance
at the Fair Haven ' fair. ' There, were
not over one thousand people on the
grounds. The fair ia far better than fi
has been for several years owing to in
terest taken in it this year by grangers
in 'the vicinity, Two races were pulled
off in the afternoon. The summaries:
2:28 Tace Purse $500,
Searchlnst 1 1 1
Jennie Star 2 4 4
Johanna Patehen 4 3 3
Time 2:21; 2:10; 2:17
2:24 Trot Purse $300.
Lucy Patehen '.
Time 2:27; 2:27; 2:28.
Xew York, Sept. 12. Members of the
Hudson county Democratic association of
Xew Jersey, the parade of which was
reviewed by Governor Wilson in Jersey
City yesterday afternoon, had an excit
ing experience kst night when the ex
cursion steamer Perseus, on which they
were returning frc:n an outing on Lontf
Island, went on the rocks in the East
river. Over 1,500 members of the as
sociation were crowded on the steamer's
deck when the accident occurred. Ail
were men and there was little panic,
notwithstanding that a large hole was
stove in the boat.
The steamer freed itself from the
rocks and filled rapidly with water, but
Captain Osborne succeeded in getting to
a dock at Collins Point in time to land
all the passengers safely. '
Five minutes after the last passengir
had been taken off her, the Perseus be
gan to sink and a short time later
plunged head first to the bottom in deep
water, settling completely out of sight.
Passengers on the Perseus contradict
ed the first statements given out that
there was little excitement on board
the staamer, relating that as the vessel
was being rushed to land there was wild
scrambling in the darkness for life pre
servers when the rising water deranged
the electric system and the lights went
out. ,By the t'me the vessel was docked
the excitement was somewhat allayed.
WELL KNOWN PRINTER DEAD.
L. W. Rowell, Formerly of St. Johns
bury, Died'ln Barre.
L. W. Rowell of 37 Jefferson street
died last night about 0.30 at the city
hospital, after an illness that covered
a loner period. He had been at the bos
nital for the past three weeks. He i
survived by his wife and two daughters
Mrs. R. G. Carleton and Miss Winefred
Rowell, both of this city. He also leaves
a brother. W. L. Rowell of Milton, Muss.
and a sister, Mrs. Victoria Webber of
Lvndonville. He is survived by one
grandson, Ralph It. Carleton.
L. W. Rowell was born at Gorham, X
H., 73 years ago and was married to
Miss Fannie T. Estabrook of weBt
Lebanon, X. II.. July 7, 1803. Mr. and
Mrs. Rowell spent the greater part of
their married life at St. Johnsbury,
where for many years he was proprietor
of the Rowell Job t'rinting company.
Mr, Rowell early in life learned the
printer's trade and in St. Johnsbury was
recognized as one of the leading print
ers in the state. He retired from the
printing occupation shortly before he
removed his residence to this city. Mr.
and Mrs. Rowell moved to this city
two years ago last April. Mr. Row
ell was a member-of the Masons and
was an adherent of the South Congre
gational church at St. Johnsbury.
Private funeral services will lie held
from his late home on Jefferson street
Friday , morning and the remains will
lie taken to St. Johnsbury, where the
interment will be held. Rev. J. W.
Barnett, pastor of the Congregational
church of this city, will officiate at the
services. . .
KING'S DAUGHTERS CONVENTION.
1 1 1
2 4 2
3 3 4
GOOD EXHIBITS AT WOODSTOCK.
Cattle Show at Windsor County Fair Is
Larger Than Ever.
Woodstock, Sept. 12. Rain marred the
second day of the Windsor county fair
but the weather cleared in the after
noon and the racing program was car
ried out successfully. The show of cat
tle is larger than ever. The race sum
2:30 class, purse, $200 Won by Stacyi
Charon Row second V I.osetta K., third;
2:45 class, r-.urse $100 Won by Miss
Laythnm; Phil Wilkes, second; Slippery
Jim. third; best time, 2:31.
The stake lace for a purse of $75 was
won by Alcandora. a three-year-old,
owned by L. C. White of Ainsden,
DISTRICT NURSE BILL HELD UP.
By Hanging To Same Telephone Pole
Where Another Was Lynched.
Cummlng, Ga., Sept. 12. Further
lynching as a result of the recent as
sault by negroes on the young daugh
ter of a prominent planter near here
was narrowly averted yesterday after
noon. Three negroes, Oscar Daniels, Delia
Daniels and Ed. Collins, confessed yes
terday that they were implicated in
the attack on the girl, A mob was
formed to bang them to the same tele
phone pole on which Roliert Ed wars, a
negro, who confessed to the assault, was
Sheriff Reed and his deputies, bow
ever, hustled the three negroes from the
jail into an aufomiliile and took them
to the Atlanta jail. The mob then dispersed.
SCORE ARE ENTERED.
In Chicago Aviation Meet Which Opened
Chicago, Sept. 12.-The aviation meet
of the Aero tlub of Jllionois, which is
scheduled to last ten davs. started this
afternoon. A score of American and
foreign aviators are entered for the
Montpclier City Council Doesn't Pro
pose to Pay Unnecessary Bills.
Much of the time of the Montpelier
city council last evening was taken up
with the asking and granting of re
bates and a discussion of the bill pre
sented by the woman's club for the dis
trict nurse. This bill amounted to $225,
and the report specified 317 free calls
and 274 metropolitan calls. On glancing
over the names, the aldermen spied sonic
who own property and who they con
sidered able to pay their own expenses,
and therefore, after a long discussion,
the matter was referred to the commit
tee on accounts to investigate. City At
torney Hailey then remarked that he
considered the voting of $(100 for the
district nurse work by the city coun
cil was illegal and he wished to go on
record as opposing the payment of th.
bills. He referred to one case where 64
calls had been made on one family. The
bill was held up until the matter can
be looked into more thoroughly.
A bill for the service of election day
was ordered paid, to the amount of $6
each except to three men who worked
shorter hours, and to them was paid
Mayor Esteo favors having some sort
of scheme laid out, by which the coun
cil may know its liabilities and know
how much has to be laid out and when,
and the mayor and city clerk are try
ing to make out such a table.
Most of the road work has been com
pleted and a force of only twelve men is
now employed by the city, at a cost of
about $170'a week.
At Annual Banquet of Hedding Epworth
League Last Night
The annual banquet of the Epworth
league of Hedding Methodist church was
held in the church basement last night,
with an attendance of about 50 mem
bers and guests of the chapter. The
room was prettily decorated with red and
white streamers," draped from the center
of the ceiling over the tables. The tables
were set in the form of a cross, this be
ing the emblem of the lesgue and red and
white, the colors of the league. This,
with the profusion of bouquets on the
tables made a very pretty sight to greet
the eve as one stepped into the room.
The banqueters were escorted to their
seats around the tables at 8:30, and were
served with a splendid menu of salads,
rolls, coffee, cake and ice erefcm, after
which A. P. Enthorne, president of the
chapter, called the jolly, enthusiastic
leaguers to order and disposed of the
monthly business with dispatch. The
post-prandial exercises were then called
for, the president acting as tosstmas
ter. C. S. Andrews responded to the toast,
"Our Ex-presidents"; Mrs. E. M. Lyon,
"The Literary Department Of the
League"; Sidney Olliver, "The Spiritual
Department"'; Mrs. John McMInn,
"World Evangelism"; Miss M. Wilson
of the Xorth Barre mission. "The Mercy
and Help Department'' and Dr. E. F.
Xewell, pastor of the church, "Our Goal
and Enthusiasm in League Work" and
leading in the song. "Onward Christian
Soldiers," after which many remained
for a six'ial. time.
All pronounced it a very helpful and
enjoyable occasion and went home deter
mined to do better and more effective
service in the Epworth league.
NATIVE OF JHRRE.
Amariah Smith, Aged 70, Died at Hills
boro, N. 1'.
Hillsboro. X. H.. Sept. 12. Amariah
Smith, aged 70, died Tuesday morning
at his home. Mr. Smith wns born m
I'.irre, Vt., but has lived 1 era for 1H
yers, where he was foreman of the B. &
Si. section crew and has'been in the em
ploy of the road tor '1st 'ears, lie was
it veteran of the Civil war, enlisting
in Co. E. 3d Vermont reciment. He
leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. C
S. Perry, of this place.
Opened in Montpelier This Morning and
Will Conclude To-morrow.
The King's Daughters of Vermont
opened their annual convention in Mont
pelier this morning at 8:30 o'clock, with
an executive meeting, followed by pray
er by Rev. Dr. Homer A. Flint and an
address of welcome by J. A. DeBoer,
talks by the state president and others.
Dinner was served at noon and a memo
rial service was held this afternoon, with
evening prayer conducted by the rector
and full choir. The convention will be
concluded to-morrow forenoon, with elec
tion of officers and other business.
Last evening an informal reception
was held at the home of Mrs. E. Meade
Denny of Main street. Mrs. Denny was
assisted in receiving by Mrs. Emma K.
Tobin of Swanton. state president; Mrs.
Ralph B. Denny, Mrs. Anna Brown of
Toronto, Mrs. S. L. Cross of Swanton,
Mrs. Elvira Xorris of Rutland, Misj
Lucy J. Burt of Bennington, state treas
urer. Mrs. C. A. Best and Mrs. George
B. Walton served as a committee of
introduction and Mrs. W. C. Colton, Mrs.
A. B. Shepard, Mrs. E, P. Plaisted, Mrs.
C. G. Egg and Mrs. Harriet Bancroft
assisted in the dining room. Music was
furnished by four pieces of the Mont
pelier Military band orchestra under the
direction f H. A. Haylett, and light
refreshments were served in the dining
HIT BY TRAIN
Mrs. Charles r'
HER HUSBAND FATALLY HURT
Accident Occurred at a Boston & Main
Grade CrossingWhich St. Johnsbury
Commercial Club Had Tried
to Have Abolished.
TO BE ELECTROCUTED.
Bull Moose Meeting.
All who are interested in the Progres
sive cause are invited to a mass meet
ing in Miles' hall Friday evening, Sept.
13 at 7:30 o'clock to form a Progressive
club and elect officers, and to do any
other business thought proper. Per or
der of Progressive city committee.
Two of Gang Who Shot-Up Hillesville
Wytheville. Va., Sept. 12. Klovd Al
len and his nephew, Claude, two lend
ers of the gang that shot Up the Hilles
ville court house, were brought into
court here yesterday and sentenced to be
electrocuted on . Nov, 22, . They were
found Kiiiltv of murder in the first de
gree several weeks ago, The trial of
young v li'tor Allen, charged with com
plicity in the same myrdera, was contin
Brattleboro Summer Home Entered.
Hrattleboro, Sept. 12. It was discov
ered yesterday that a log cabin, the
summer home of Mrs. Jane M. B. Hatcn
of Buffalo, had been broken into nd
much of the furniture-destroyed. Mrs.
Hatch has been notified.
Death ef Child at Websterville.
Ruby, the infant' child of William
Anker of Wehsterv'ille,' died Tuesday
night and burial was this morning in
the Catholic cemetery in' this city.
While playing at school last week lit
tle Arthur Lavature of East Concord
stuck a pitchfork tin-j through hm foot
and up into hi 4 ankle, nearly five inches.
The teacher pulled it out. The child
Pretty Wedding of Well Known Youn
People Yesterday Afternoon.
A very pretty wedding took place yes
terday afternoon when Miss Josie Per
rin. tne foBter daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Perrin of Perrin hill, was united
f'n marriage to George Jackson Barber,
son of Dr. and Mrs. Charles X. Barber
of Barre Town, at the home of the
bride's parents The couple were unat
tended, but Miss Elizabeth Barber, sis
ter of the bridegroom, acted as flower
?irl. The wedding ceremony was per
ormcd by Rev. George H. Holt, pastor
of the First Baptist church of this city.
The wedding took place in the parlor,
which was harmoniously decorated with
fall flowers, a bank of asparagus and
golden glow forming part of the decora
tions. The bride -was attractively gowned
in cream voile over messaline, and she
carried bridal roses.
After lunch was served the newly mar
ried eon pie left by automobile for a
tour through Massachusetts and Xew
Hampshire and on returning to this city
thev will reside temporarily at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Perrin of Per
Mrs. Barler is very popular, being a
member of the One-Go-All-Go club. She
was a student at Spaulding high school.
The groom is well known in this eitv
and vicinity. lie formerly attended
Holderness school at Plymouth, X. H
and previous to that was a student at
Spaulding high school.
St. Johnsbury, Sept. 12. At a Bos-!
ton &, Maine railroad grade crossing,'
which the St. Johnsbury Commercial
ciub had tried to have abolished, two.
victims were cDimed tl.ie morning when,
the train due here at 8:21 ran down
single team containing two persons. ;
The Dead '
MRS. CHARLES COFFRAX, Lyndon-'
Probably Fatally Hurt . V
CHARLES COFFRAX, Lyndon.
Mr. and Mrs. Coffran were driving'
(rom their home to St. Johnsbury to at
tend the fair and had reached a point
iust aboTe St. Johnsbury Center, whei'
there are two dangerous grade crossings
over the Passumpsic division. A ledga
at the second of these crossings makes
the approach very blind. After the ac
cident t'.e engineer of the train report
ed that the first he knew of the danger
was when he saw a horse's head com
in view as he was almost on the cross
ing. It was then, of course, too late to
stop the train, and the vehicle was
The horse and wagon were thrown for
ward, while the two occupants fell where
they were struck, Mrs. Coffran landing
partly on. the track so that one leg was
cut off, while Mr. Coffran was thrown
clear of the laiis. Mrs. loffrairs othet
injuries were such that she died instant
ly, but Mr. Coffran was found to b
alive. He was rushed in an automobila
to Bright'.ofik hospital here, where II
was reported that his condition is criti
cal, he having sustained a fracture of th
skull, in addition to other injuries, Mrs,
Coffran was middled-aged, and ber hus
band about 55.
Their horse was killed, and the wag
cn was demolished.
This grade crossing is one which th
town of St. Johnsbury refused to hav
abolished, opposing the efforts of th
Commercial club which had endeavored
to have it named as one of the twa
which the Boston & Maine railroad was
required to abolish.
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NEW PHASES DISCUSSED.
ATHLETICS AT HIGH SCHOOL.
Nominations for. Managers Made and
Football Team Begins Practice.
At a meeting of the Spaulding Ath
letlc assoclatoin In the Spaulding chapel
yesterday, sixteen names were placed
in nomination, from which the managers
and assistant managers for the ensuing
school year will be chosen by the ath
The meeting was called to order by
Principal C. H. White, who is president
of tlie association, Principal White
stated that the teams were seriously
handicapped by lack of funds and he
urged greater economy and a prompter
payment of association dues this year.
The first football practice takes place
this afternoon on the new grounds at
Itospel Village, Mr. Cummings of the
high school faculty Mill act as coach.
Although several members of last year's
team were graduated last June anil some
others have not returned to school, Capt.
l.angley expects an excellent team. Sec
tor, Gordon, Wyllie, Carroll, Brown, Lev
in and Spear of last year's squad remain
ing. FORMER BARRE WOMAN.
Paid admissions to the Rutland fair
last week numbered 30,000. Over 25,000
meals were served at local hotels and
restaurants. The Rutland road sold
5,000 excursion tickets.
Mrs. Ruth F. Burgess Died Yesterday at
Lisbon, N. H.
Word was received in this city yes
terday 3" the death , of Mrs. Ruth K.
Burgess, who died ye.-.teiday morning
at l.inbon, X, H., after lingering ill
ness. Airs, iiuikccs roi niuly was a resi-
ent of this city, living here for many
years, removing to l.ish .11 feur years ago.
She resided in Lisbon st the home 01
her daughter, Mrs. H. B. Meaker, Mrs.
Burgess is survived ov her brothers and
sisters, one dauehte-, .Mrs 11. B. Meakor
of Lisbon, X. HL, and two sons, George
and 1-raiik of I h.'cngo. funeral serv
ices will be held at the grave Friday,
the Rebekahs having charge of the serv
ices. The remains will be brought to
this city on the noon train and the bur
ial will be at Hojje cemetery,
At Meeting of Vermont Association ofj
Sealers In Burlington, J
Burlington, Sept. 12. The Vermont
association of Sealers held the second
of a series of open meetings for the ed-,
ucn t ion of the public in matters per-'
taining to weights and measures yes-
terday in the roof garden of the hotel
Vermont, but only a few in addition to
the sealers and men engaged in business'
along the lines having to do with the
subject took occasion to attend. The
meeting was. however, productive of con
siderable good as different phases of thfi
subject were presented and discussed,
which will be brought before' the next
legislature. ,A. number of speakers fronv
outside the state made addresses.- , i
Commissioner of Weights and Meas-i
iires.Hugh II. Henry of Chester presid. f
ed and tlie principal speakers were
G. A, Howe, deputy sealer of weight
and measures in the District of Colum
dia; L. A. Fischer, chief of the di
vision of weights, and measures of tha
national bureau of standards; D. . C.
Palmer, commissioner of weights and
measures in Massachusetts; and George
K. Cary of St. Johnsbury, who spoke
of some of the present faults which ex
isted to the detriment of the maple suger
shippers and packers.' In addition to
these, brief speeches were made by D.
J. Moynahan of Boston, of the Money
weight Computing Scale company; H
L. Hanson of Boston, district salei
manager of the Angldile Computing
Scale company; and Messrs. Seowan and
Knight of Detroit, of the Toledo Com
puting Scale company. '
Some of the matters which will b
brought before the legislature will be
the establishment of regular salaries for
the inspectors, instead of the present
method of paying so much per day for '
time spent; the passage of a law whiclt
will prohibit the use of any unsealed
weight or measure, and a provision for
the sale of lard in pails or container!
holding an even number of pounds, prob
ably three, five and ten, as is now th
law in most states.
Mr. Fischer urged the importance of
national legislation which would promota
uniformity in the matter of standards
throughout the country, as at the pres
ent time the scale manufacturers and
others were confused and put to a con
siderable expense by the present chaotio
condition in which the law providing
that all. Interstate shipments must con
tain the weight or measure which was
marked on the container was being made
useless bv the fact that the manufac
turers had ceased to mark the containers.
He would favor a law which would com
pel them to mark such containers and
each state should also have such a law.
WOMAN PRISONER NERVOUS.
Accused of Shooting Her Rival Near Fort
Burlington, Sept. 12. There are no
developments of importance in the case
of Margaret Carter, who is in jail charged
with the shooting ot t'carl Hooper. In
woniHii appears to be in a highly nervous
condition and yesterday ate little or
nothing all day. She has engaged si
counsel J. J. Enright and F. G. Webster,
and they have thus far been the only
persons to visit her. It is not yet known
when the case will come up for trial,
but it may be ready for the latter part
of thia term of court. State's Attorney
II. B. Shaw is at work on the case and
yesterday an inquest was held befors
Jiuige Coulin. in Winootli.
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