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THE . BARRE DAILY TIMES
VOL XVI NO. 242. HAKKK. VKHMOXT. SATURDAY. DKCKMHKR . 28. 1012. PRICK. OXK CENT. 38 UNION MEN WERE CONVICTED; TWO ACQUITTED Included Guilty in Those Found of Complicity in the McNamara Dynamite Plots Is President Ryan of Structural Iron Workers. JURY REPORT TO-DAY, OUT DAY AND A HALF The Two Defendants Ac quitted Were Buckley and Seiffert Trial Has Been Long ' Drawn Out and Spectacular. . Indianapolis, Ind., Doc. 28. Thirty fight labor union officials to-day were found guilty of complicity in the. Mc Xamara dynamite plots, including the wrecking of tho I-os Angeles Times building. Frank M. Fyan, president of the International Association of Bridge find Structural Iron Workers, was among those convicted. He, with others, was accused of using union funds to destroy property of contractors who re fused to recognixa the union. Two of the defendants, Buckley and Seiffert, were found not guilty. J lie verdicts were returned at 10 o'clock, the jury having had the cases since Thursday ev ening. All those adjudged guilty were found guilty on all the counts as charged in the indictment. The jury was then dis charged and court adjourned until 10 o'clock Monday morning when sentences will be . imposed. Seiffert and Buckley were discharged from custody. By its verdict, the jury sustained the charges that the McNamara brothers, now in prison in California were aided in the nation-wide -dynamite plots, by tiearly all the executive ollicinls of the .Iron Workers' union and that they knowingly carried on a conspiracy for years by causing explosives to be trans ported on passenger trains. ; . As the federal officer ordered the pris oners,, one by one, to step from the 'court the wives of a score of men in 'the rear of the room leaned piteously ' over the railings calling for their hus- 1 bands. Mrs. b rank J. Higgins of Bos ' ton collapsed. ' The possible punishments vary from i any minimum to a maximum of thirty mne and one-half years at the discre tion of the court, Each stands eon vic I ted of 'conspiracy , against the 1 govern i nient, .punishable by a fine of $10,000 and two years in prison; and eseh also lis guilty on 23 charges of illegal tran sportation of explosives, each punisha ible by. IS months and a line of f2,M)0: ' After Judge Anderson had cleared the courtroom of all spectators and families of the defendants, the ' prisoners were taken into custody by deputyy Unijd i JStates' marshal and sp?cial detectives and were conveyed to the Marion county jail. .-.'."''' It. was a scene blended with tragedy that confronted those who week after week sat through the historic trials. Now it was a baby crying from the rear of the court room, where the wives and children of the defendants sat; now it was the heavy -voice of a uian seated in the witness chair and defending him self against the charges of a nation-1 wide conspiracy, in which officials of , CHRONOLOGY OF THE CASE. a Oct. 1, KM I, government author ities, exactly one year after the U Angeles Times explosion, for flint time, consider H(sibilitV of federal prosecution for illegal transportation of explosives. Feb. It, 111:2, federal grand jury returns indictments against 34 la bor union officials. Feb. 14. most the defendants scattered over e country, ar rested within a few hours by a telegraphic signal. Oct. I. trial begin exactly two years after 1-os Angeles explosion, iW) defendant present; tl- 'ce dis charged by government s .Ortie K. McManigal pleads guilty, leaving 4ii for trial. " Oct. . 3, jury secured, composed mostly of farmers; government opeus its .case. Oct. 5, Ilcrlx'rt S. Hockin accused by district '.attorney with having been a spy within the ranks of the dynamiters, and with having given information to the prosecution. Oct. 7, Kilward Clark, Cincinnati, I ilea ds guilty to having blown up a ridge at Ihiyton, (., anil accuses Hockin of having furnished the dynamite; 45 defendants remain for trial. Nov. 0, McManigal bpgins relat ing his confession on the witness stand; implicates iron workers' tnion officials as having pointed out jobs for him to blow up; names Hockin as starting him in the business. Nov. 23, Hockin's bond increased, ' in default of which he is eoinmit- ted to jail, after more testimony that he was employed by detect tives while an official of the union; court denounces Hockin as "not to be trusted by anyone, day or night"; Miss Mary Field, a writer, denounced by the district attorney as an "anarchist" for criticisms published in union magazine; Olaf A. Tveitmoe, Han Francisco, a de fendant, also denounced by district attorney for publishing "anarchis tic" criticisms of the trial. Dec. 2. government concludes its case, after presenting B4!) wit nesses, whose testimony covers 25, 000 pages ; 4 more defendants dis charged by the government, leav ing 41 for trial; defense begins. Hockin resigns as secretary-treas-urerof the iron workers' union. Dec. 28, verdicts returned. Chief prosecutor. United States District Attorney Charles W. Mil ler. -.- - Chief counsel for the defense. United - States Senator tlohn W. Kern and William N. Harding. Federal judge who conducted the trial. Albert B. Anderson. . Labor union of which most of the defendants were members. In ternational Association of Bridge and Structural Iron Workers. Charges; Illegally transporting dynamite and nitroglycerine on passenger trains, or conspiracy to do the same. PHANTOM SHIP IS NOT FOUND Nor Were Members of Crew Discovered After All Night Search BURNING SCHOONER REPORTED AS SEEN Two United States Revenue Cutters at Work Off Block Island Newport. R. I., Dee. 28. An all-night search by the revenue cutters Seneca and Achustiet failed to throw any light oil the mystery surrounding the vessel which was reported last night to be allre at sea, twelve miles oir Block island. The reports said that the vessel was eiihe- a three-masted or a four-masted schoon er. It was believed that the men on board must have been driven to the boats, and as a tremendous sea was being kicked up by a tiO-inile northwest gale it was the option of seafaring men that no small era it coulu remain aiioat long, tne searching craft flashed searchlights over the wnves last night but were unable to find any trace either of the buru.ng craft or the crew. WAS A PRETTY SCENE. Christmas Setting at Brook Street Mis sion Yesterday. Christmas tree exercises at the Brook street mission of the Baptist church were conducted yesterday afternoon un der the auspices of the Sunday school classes of the mission. The auditorium of the church was neatly trimmed with Christmas bells, mottoes and the colors of tiie Yuletule, strung around the walls, presented a very pleasing effect to the visitors. The exercises consisted of a program of musical and literary num bers. The noteworthy feature of the program was the excellent manner in which the musical numbers of the en tertainment were rendered. The pro gram was opened with prayer, by Capt Brant of the Salvation Army , and con cluded with remarks by Deacon Frank Hutchinson of the First Baptist church and Walter Gfearson, superintendent of the Mission Sunday school. Following the program, the Christ mas gifts were distributed anions the children. The distribution. of ilia gifts from the- tree Was in charge of Wallace Watt, Kalph Roger and Walter Grear son. The exercises were in charge of Mrs. Rice and Mrs. Castellinl. BULLET HIT HIS SISTER. . But Only Wounded Her in Foot, Liad Being Soon Extracted. Rutland. Dee. 28, Elizabeth, 10 year old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. rruuk Gilrain of this city, nanwly escaped serious injury, if lint dentil yesterday when a cartridge in a 3M-calibre Harring ton & Richardson revolver in the hand of her brother, Patrick, 14, was accident ally exploded at their home, 5 Hopkins street, the hullet entering the right Ml" of her right foot. It passed through Iter shoe and embedded itself in the Mesh but did no serious harm. The lead was easily extracted by Dr. M. It. Craln, who was called. When the pistol was fired, Patrick, a neighbor's bov, and three younger chil dren of the (iilrain family were in the living room and Mrs. (iilrain and her daughter. Elizabeth, were in the kitchen adjoining. It happened that the chil dren were liehind Patrick when he acei dentally discharged the single cartridge which had liet'ii put in the ehamlier of the revolver. The door between the kitchen and living room was open a. id Elizabeth happened to be directly in the course of the bullet, which, had it been aimed a little higher, would have struck her in the body. Why, at a range of aliout 12 feet the hullet, with nothing to stop it but a kid shoo and a stocking, did not penetrate deeper is something of a mystery. l'atrick (iilrain has Wen in tho Ver mont Industrial school for truancy. The revolver, which he had yesterday he had borrowed from John Harrison of Jsck son avenue. RESCUED MANY FROM BURNING Boston Firemen Had DifTi cult Time in "Back Bay-To-day THREE APARTMENTS AFLAME AT SAME TIME Loss to Eliot, Allen and Den mark Buildings Was $70,000 WOMEN ARE PLACED ON STATE COMMITTEE he was a leader in national labor circles, with a seat in the councils of the Ameri can Federation of Labor. . , McManigaL the self-confessed dyna miter for weeks, occupied , the witness stand, relating, .calmly, decisively and without any apparent concern for him self a narrative of . violence seldom equalled. Antecedents of the Trial. And what were the antecedents of this trial! Back in the 'summer of 1905 dyna mite was found at New Haven, Conn., on a job on which non-union workmen were employed. ' Later the iron worker-, union called a strike on several contract ors, and the strike became general. That wn ihn hetrintiintr Apeordintr tn the tmv- union labor were deeply concerned. Wit- ernmpnt, a(1(l ,t spread until McNamara nesses from near and far came fl., , organized a "dynamite crew." 1 Altogeth- Went, DUt tHOSe WllOSe Tate rented Wltll.r lIH evnlnsiomi oeelirred fliiuu. f .h. Angeles being among the number. AGED MONTPELIER MAN. William Fitzgibbons Died in Montpelier Friday Afternoon. William Fitzgibbons, one of Montpd ier's oldest residents, died at his home on Franklin street in that city yesterday afternoon, following a period of failing health during the pat year. The cause of death Was a general breaking down due to advanced years. Vermont Progressive Party Takes Novel Step In Vermont Politics. Plans Discussed at Meeting In Bur , lington. Burlington, Dec. 28.The state com mittee of the Progressive party in Ver mont held a meeting in the parlors of the hotel Vermont yesterday afternoon with a representative present from ev ery county in the stats except Orleans and Essex. .National Committeeman C. H. Thompson of Brattleboro was present, and the subjects of a Progre sive newspaper, finance and other mat ters were discussed. One of the first pieces of business transacted bv the meeting was the ad dition of two women to the list of the state committee. They are Mrs. Ouv B. Horton of this citv and Mrs. Rob ert French of St. Johnsbury. Follow ing that an executive committee, con sisting of C. II. Thompson. M. L. Ase- tme and K. L. Kelley, was elected. The meeting expressed itself in favor of the financial apportionment plan, pro viding the other states adopt it. The plan calls for $1,000 to be raised for the support of the iTogressive party in ermont. A . series of meetings were also arranged for, and speakers of repu tation will be called into the state for the purpose .of holding county rallies. No action was taken in regard to the establishment of a -Progressive paper. M. C. Reynolds stated that he -was willing to support the party with his series ,ot papers and came forth with a tenta tive scheme to devote one page per is sue5 to the interest and news of the par ty. If such a plan were adopted the price for a yearly subscription would be one dollar per year. Most of those present were apparently in favor of the plan, but no action was taken. CAUGHT ANOTHER BURKE. Boston, Dec. 2ft.- More than one hun dred persons were driven from three large apartment houses in the Bae!; U.iy section of the city before breakfast time, to-day by a fire which swept through the F.liot chamliers, the Allen chambers and Denmark hall on lleinen day and Denmark street. Several per sons were partially overcome by smoke; two invalids were rescued with difficulty and a number of children were tukea down by means of ladders. The loss is estimated at $70.0u0. The Eliot chambers building was ba lly d im aged but the other two buildings were burned only in their upper parts. WHY YES, THEY'RE HOSPITABLE Rutland County Officers Had a Lively Time in Arrest. Rutland. Doc. 28. With the arrest of He was born in Limerick county. Ire- John Burke yesterday by a poRe of Rut land, and came to , the United Stat?s when a young man. He had resided in Montpelier for the past fifty year, hav ing employment on the railroad, later iu the tannery and more recently for the city. .He was-'married 4H years ago to Mary Gannon, who died some years gi. There are -four sons surviving, as fol lows: Thomas J., William D., and F'elix C. Fitzgibon of Montpelier and James M. Fitzgibbons of Lawrence, Mass. The funeral will be held from St. Augustine's church in Montpelier Monday morning, with interment in the Catholic cemetery in that city. the jury remained there, listening .to f , . , - .. . . ., ' " . . i tne accusation ana to tne oit-repeatea Two striking coincidences attended the tlle trial. One 'was that on October 1, 1011, ex- story of the killing of 21 people in J.os Angeles limes explosion. The court room itself seemed n fit ing setting for that sombre story. Sur rounded by great marble pillars, with the daylight shut out by heavy curtains, and the judge installed before an alle gorical painting of Justice, that court room day after day echoed the stories of violence, of the discovery of burnt fuses and bursted infernal machines, of midnight visits bv mysterious men in alleys, in empty house, in lonely coun try roads, or on the tops of buildings. The vision of a dark sjiectre with a bo inli under his arm became a familiar image, in the minds of those who lis tened. Back of the railings, amid the spectators, sat the relatives of the 'de fendants. Three rows deep aero the room were the defendants. Among the score of attorneys sat perhaps the most picturesque defendant, massive in, build, florid in complexion, always stud'ously occupied, liow copiously filling his note look when the te-timony was exciting. Bow. when the trial lagged, burying bis spectacled nose in a Latin version of (mar Kharvam. He was Olaf A. Tveit moe of San Francisco. Another man toward whom the even ! actly one year after the Los Angeles "Times" building was blown up with a loss of 21 lives, the federal authorities at Indianapolis first considered the pos sibility of prosecutions for illegal Inter state, shipment of dynamite and nitro glycerine on passenger trains. Ortie E. McManigal's confession, obtained alter he and the McNamara brothers had be'n arrested, implicated others as uaving actually carried explosives in suit cmc-( on trains, or as having entered into a conspiracy. This indicated, in District Attorney Charles W. Miller's opin: the necessity for a grand jury investiga tion. Indianapolis was the headquarter of John J. McNamara. secretary of the iron workers' union, and the point at which, it was charged, the conspiracy was entered into anil from which the ex plosives were carried. Another coincidence was that the t:iil liegan on October. I. 1!M2, the second an niversary of the "Times' explosion. The federal grand jury, after several montiis' investigation. returned indictments again a4 union lalmr officials. lie fore tlx defense began its case this number had been reduced to 41 on account of CRAZY-DRUNK INDIAN. Blew Up House Unintentionally and Killed His Son. Lockport, N. Y.; Dec. 28. Alexander Williams, the lli-vear-old son of John Williams, one of themost influential In dians on the Tnscarora reservation, was instantly killed and the father himself was probably fatally injured bv an ex plosion of dynamite that wrecked their cabin yesterday, the dynamite was set off bv the accidental discharge of a shot gun in the hands of the elder Williams, who a moment before had threatened to shoot his entire family. " of the spectators often slraved Herbert S. Horkin. He sat apart. h-1 A m motive for tb crimes chareed was-various eliminations. tween bailiffs, during tnm-h of the trial for he had lren branded by the ecrt as "a man who eouid not be trusted bv any one." It was Horkin who a ntmed as having promoted the dynamiting hui : it tn Hockin who tn acru-rj of "holding fiut" on the pay of the dyna miters; it was lie who was mi id In have rus-d quarrel in the rank of th Mc Namsras and McManigal. and it was be ho finally m charged with "betraying for his own fin" tbooe with whom h rn aswuited. and wth whom be wat afflatel in the iron worker" onion. Jrav hsirH and oil beyond hi years tt Frank M. Ryan, pmidetit of the iron tkcxt tinioa, by virtue of which tfkr TALK OF THE TOWN Mrs. Neil Knapp, who has lieen visit ing in the city, has returned to her home at Cabot. (ieorge Maclfonald returned bist niwlit to his oh me in Concord, N. 11., after passing several days with friends in the city. Miss Clara Stephen of Lebanono, N. II., arrived in the citv last night for a J week-end visit w ith relatives on North Main street. Leroy (ioodhull. who has been spend ing a few days in the city as the guest of Deputy Sheriff A. M. Morrison, re turned this morning to his home in Woodbury. Mr. and Mrs. Lurien Provenche left last night for Newport, where they were called by the death of the bitter's moth er. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon and Mr. ami Mrs. Provenche expect to return to Barre early next week. the government referred to the strike against employers of non-union labor, consitir.g of bridge, viaduct and build ing contractor w bo maintained an "opwi shop" policy, employing workmen re gardless of whether they Itelonged to the union or not. This strike ever bat been railed off. It waa alleged that 4 warfare waged by the union spread all over the country until violence tin ir sorted to, or. as as stated, "picketing spread to li:gying. sJuesing to dyna mite, ami dynamite tn mtroglvceiin." McNamara. at the headquarters of t!ie union in Indianapolis, although later aamed by ttnese the active per land county deputy sheriffs, Fair Haven's recent reign of terror has come to an end. True to his past record Buvke fought to the. Inst ditch and never did he give up until the officers forced his wrists and ankle into the "irons," He is a relative of William Burke, tli ja-1 breaker, arrested Xuesday nd th? two have figured in more than one escapade in the quiet little village of Fair Haven. ,lt is claimed by the state officials that when Deputy Sheriff John II. Pulley was arresting John Burke's relative, William Burke, John made things as uncomfort able as possible and finally tried to get William free from Mr. l'ollcy s grip. After William escaped the two Burkes again joined forces and every few days reports of their depredations reached the ears of the officers. Yesterday morning Deputy Sheriffs I). A. Barker of this city, A. A. Leonard of Wallingford an I J. II. Policy of Fair Haven started for West Haven for the rendezvous of a group of questionable characters. The place was finally lo cated several miles from a store. b:'ik on the hills. Bu-ke made e. dash for the window but was caught and held until handcuffs and leg irons could be applied. No Witness Could Remember Breach of Hospitality by Charge for Liquor. With a large number of voters present from (Jraniteville this forenoon, city court resembled the activities customari ly incident to town meetin' day in the R. F. D. districts. All told, some 3(1 persons from Barre Town and Williams town were in the city to testify in the case of State vs. James Enright, who with his wife, Mary, was arrested on Christinas eve on charges of selling in toxicating liquor, after IVputy Sheriffs A. M. Morrison and W. F. Cutler had made a two pint seizure in a repository under the kitn'ien stove at the Enright farmstead up Craniteville way. Evi dence offered during the forenoon tended to' show that the Knrights had been lav ish with their hospitality, although the state failed to show where the host and his wife had received money for intoxi- catii, liquor. Come noon, there were a dozen witnesses yet to be heard, and it was decided to continue the case until Saturday. January 4, 1013. Owing to the absence of several wit nesses and the failure of others to ap pear, it was agreed to hold the ease over fr- 'week, the respondent continuing to rest under ."dX bonds until that day. One witness, Daniel McFarland, came into court with a auspicious air about his person, and as events transpired the little aisle which leads to the witness stand was onjy a stepping stone to a cell at police headquarters. McFarland was about to mount the stand when the court noticed his condition and ordered Deputy Morrison to lock him up on an nto.xication ubarge. 11m testimony will probably be heard at a later date. States Attrney J. Ward I arver con ducted the prosecution and R. A. Hoar appeared for the respondent. The wit nesses were examined before Judge H. W. Scott. " Among those who were called to the stand were Ijiwrenee Williams, Murdo McAulay, James Riley, Baruy r itzpatrick, Holier t Johnson, Dennis Mur YOUNGSTERS' HEARTS GLADDENED By Christmas Exercises Held at Church of the Good Shepherd. Children of the Church of the flood Shepherd' Sunday school held their an nual Christmas exercises in tho church vestry last evening with a large at tendance of youngsters a well as grown tips. Hie distribution of presents trom a large and rather heavily laden Christ mas tree in one corner of the vestry was preceded by a creditable program in which the young members of tho school acquitted themselves spcndidly. Christmas carols, evercises brcathiiif the 1 ule-tide spirit and recitations that told of Santa Claus held the close atten tion of admiring elders for over an hour. The entertainment was in charge of Miss Muud toburn, under whose tute luge the participants were trained to a degree ot elllcicncy that was lavorabiy rcllccted when the time came tor them to appear on the program. I lie musical numbers and recitations were given as follows: ong, "Sweet Christmas Bells," school; song, "In the Light of the thr turns Star, girls from classes of Mis. Read and Miss Estey; exercise, "lteadv for the l hristmas lournev, Vora Kmslie, Kvelvn Lng, Mary Allen and Winifred Oarrety; duet, 'Hie Star and the Song, Isabel Beat- le and Mabel Taylor; song, "Little 'hristnius 'Baby," Fiances Young and lasses taught by Miss Rickert and Miss 'oburn; duet. "The Angel's (ilory Song." Mae Dale and I.ewmina Rickert; excr- ise. "How to Spell Christmas," Miss 'ordiner's. class; song, "To Grandma's or Christmas," Mary Allen and class es of Miss Coburn and Miss Rickert; recitation, "The Christmas Message," ucy enner; exercise, "What Do They Say?" boys in Miss Parker's class; song, (iood News We firing, girls m Mrs. lowland's class; recitation, "Telling Dolly," Edna (Jreig; exercise, "Beauti ful Song of the Angels," Orcig girls; song. "Hail the Merry, Merry Christ mas, school; recitation, Lucy Wells; song. "Christinas Bells," girls in classes! taught by Mrs. Reid and Miss Estey; I recitation, F'rank Wells; song. "Lulla by," girls in Mrs. Howland's class; ex ercise, "Good Night," Lixy Greig. Franc es Young, Alice (Jreig, Minnie Vernier, ucy wells; song, "King e Glad Bells, school. Afterwards, the big Christmas tree as relieved of its. burden and among those who assisted m distributing the presents were the rector, Rev. W. J. M. Bcattie, George Shannon. J. W. Vaughan and H. K. Bush. During the evening refreshments of ice cream ami cake, pop corn and confectionery helped to glad den the hearts of the youngsters. OLD TIMES RECALLED As Sons arid Daughters of Buchan,V Scotland, Gathered ANNUAL BANQUET AND' DANCE LAST NIGHT The Tenth Annual of Glen ugie Club Occasion of i Great Joy ! BARRE CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION STARTS A Temporary Organization Was Formed Last Evening With Rev. J. B. Rear don as Temporary President. phv. James fJegnon, John r.nnght. John Pallas, William Bennett. Mrs. Riddel, John Beede. Irwin Rich, Thomas and John Hitchin, both of whom left out the "h" when pronouncing their last name, Most of the witnesses admitted ac quaintanceship with the Knrights and many of them hud been entertained at the Enright home. But none had ever purclissed anything in the way of" bev erages. Jim -Degnon had been up to Knrights to play "forty-live' with .fer ry Carv a' couple of times. Once he went honje with Enright's daughter. Ir win Rich, w-ho has a noiseless way of handling his chewing gum, had sawed wood for Enright. lie also had been home with the children as he put it on the stand. John Enright, who claimed no kin ship with the respondent, had been to the house three times in eight years. Once he was treated to sweet cider and at another time he wasn't quite sure about what happened because he might have been drunk when he went to the house, he said.-' Dennis Murphy had a glass of sweet eider at -the Fnright home one day. Ilill fiennett of jl liamstown hadn't been near the house since October. Had he ever bad any thing to drink in the house? Yes, for he once lived under the same roof which now shelters the Enrights. John Pallas, a next-door neighbor, Mrs. Riddel, who sold potatoes to Mrs. Knright, and Mrs, Riley disclaim any purchases of an il legal nature. CANTON VINTON ELECTION. iisierted bv the contractors. But the advent of McManigal and James B. Mr. Namara. brother of the union secretary, as regularly hire,! dynamiter, working ender John J.'s direction, and, as Mc Manigal charge with Hockin's leader ship, the exphxions became eO bold aa to arouse suspicion that tbev were t'.'C work of an organb-ed band. Detect ivrs already had been w.-kii on the east when t lie illing of 21 len ple iu I. os Angeles bv a hotiifc t off at I o '!. k in the morning. Homed that DEATH OF BRANDON MAN. Quimby S. Backus 'Was One of State's Leading Manufacturers. Brandon, Dee, 28. Ouimby S. Backus, a state senator in 1002. died' at his home here yesterday of Bright's disease and heart trouble. For two years he had been in very oor health. The funeral will be held Sunday at the housr at 2:00 p. m. He is survived bv a wife, a son, Frederick E. Backus, and a daugh ter, Mrs. John O. Bowman, of North Carolina, and by three grandchildren, Frederick Bowman of New lork, Mrs. Charles Payne of stort, N. Y., and eatnee Backus. He was born July 2.1. 18.18. in Bridge- water. He came to this village from 'hiladelnhia 10 vears sn and became in- ! teresteil in the development of the Ba'-l''- I kus heater, w huh became one of the im- ! B13 and H. G. Boyce fhoaen to sucv-xl portant industriesof the state. Mr. Bac- J '"m s lieutenant. The remaining ofl' kus was the candidate of the In-lepcn- j errs were cIiom-h as K'lows: Ensign. K. dence league for governor of Vermont x. Fol-omr clerk. O. E. Philbrick; ac in 1WW and received lXil votes. eountant. W. E. Beck.. Major (i. A. Mot calf of Hrattlelmro was present to con Barre'g new Co-operative Savings & Loan association effected a temporary organization last evening when a repre sentative gathering of business and pro fessional men, who have signified a de sire to assist in launching the project, met at the Manufacturers' headquar ters and elected Rev. J. B. Reardon temporary president of the organiza tion. James F. Higgins was chosen to act as temporary clerk. On the mo tion of one of the signers for the char ter application, every member present at the meeting was made a member of the committee to solicit subscriptions for stock. I lie books were declared open for such subscriptions and from now on to the first week in January the committee men will be busy receiving the names of share holders. Last evening's meeting was adjourned until a call for a second meeting is is sued by the clerk early in January. By that time it is expected that five hun dred shares,, which will constitute the first sciies of stock, will have been is sued. New series of 500 shares are to be issued every six months and it is hoped that the first series will have been subscribed when the members meet for the election of officers early in January. The Barre Co-operative Savings & Loan association was recently granted a charter by the secretary of state and on the apnlication forwarded to him there were the signatures of thirty seven business men of Barre. The pur pose of the association is to extend aid to home builders. CLIMBED STEEP SNOW-CLAD HILL. 0. C Averill Chosen Captain at Meeting Last Evening. Canton Vinton No. 9. Patriarcha Mili tant, held its annual eld ion of officers and inspection at the L O. O. V. lodge room la-t evening, a large numlier of members being present for the ceremony. Averill was elected captain f'r Barre's Auto Truck Given Its First Real Test in a Vermont Winter. A six-inch depth of snow :n the streets,, or to lie more exact, a half-foot of snow on two of the hardest hills in the citv, has no terrors for Barre's new auto fire truck. This fact was demon strated last night around 6 o'clock when Chief C. B. Gladding and three of the regulars took the big American-La- France out for her first trial trip over real winter roads. I'p Washington street the big motor went like the wind and those who watched her make the ascent aid that the snow- did not seem to diminish the speed to any appreciate extent. The Washington street trip was made on second speed over a street thet j was covered with a day's fall of h-avy snow. Afterwards, the big car was giv it its most difficult test on Proect street. There the climb was made on the l.i'V speed. Near the middle of the inel'iie Tuneful -snatches of ".My Ain Coun try." "Vera, Vera, Vera Kind to Mc."' "There's a Wee-bit Across the Sei'," and a dozen other songs of similar strain, floating through the windows of Clan Gordon hall and lading the air vilU sweet music last night told the rhythmic story of strappan lads o' Buchan and sweet lasses of the glen gathered for the tenth annual banquet of the Glcnugie luu. Lp in the newly renovated qutr- ters of Clan Gordon, sons and daughter of that cherished region in Scotland where flows the classic Ugio had assem bled once more to honor the home land. Draped across the little staae which fronted the long rows of ban'i.'ef tables was the Scottish standard . with tho American flag and the British union j:ick suspended on either side. An orchestra of three pieces contributed Scottish ann American national airs during hj bau- quet as well as the program of alter-4 dinner exercises. That peculiar degree of loyalty ever held to the credit of the (!leiiug;:ns wns. not lacking in the least last night and, it anything, the passing of an older gen eration of the club members has only" served to intensify the desir? of its younger element to preserve the tradi tions of the little club that had its in-! ception a decade ago. Besides the in-' ternational color scheme on the wall.! other portions of the hall were urtisti-i colly decorated with plaids while the en-; tire idea of the decorative arrangement was to lend a distinctively patrotic spirit to the occasion. As for the fe.t-', tures of the affair that were to distin- gttish it as a real jollification of the glen folks they were to come when the toast mastr rapped for order after dinner. Glenugie came in for its share at the speech-making and then right well did her loyal sons pay eloquent tribut". to the district of their birth. . , Shortly after 8 o'clock the fifty or more members of the club with their wives or sweethearts and invited guots sat down to one of the elaborate ban-' quets for which the Glenugie organiza tion is famed. I'nder the direction of the general committee, a corps of whita . coated waiters handled the diners with promptness and commendable efficiency. The menu offered almost everything de lectable and the banqueters were ready to do justice to the feast, ft readiness tt which the cleared tables afterward gave ample evidence. It was late in the evening when Presi dent J. P. Marr, whose services m a rirpsiflitlcr mnttter have alu-uva lioi-ti in demand, gave a warm speech of wel come to the assembled company. He was cheered to the echo a he closed hii remark by introducing the second num ber and the same degree of enthusinsui that marked the president's salutatory, seemed to be repeated in the ovations which greeted all of the other speakers. The Misses Thompson followed with a . Highland dance that completely eapti- vated the audience and spirit ran jiut as high -when G'eorge Booth gave the time-honored toast to Buchan. George MeLeod contributed a Scottish song to the program and Alex. Ironside followed with a toast to America, which drew forth a cheer that showed just bow the Glcnugians stood when it came to salut- mg their adopted land. Miss Barbara McDonald responded '.o the presiding officer's request with a pleasing vocal solo and Charles Leel gave the toast to Scotland. The toast wa marked by sentiment as well as patriot ism and a rousing cheer followed the re sponse as its author sat down. James Smart offered the toast to "Our City." and he too receiveil a round of applause for his efforts. Miss A. Anderson con tributed the lat musical number to tho , program with a creditable vocal solo and Leslie Creighton brought the exercises to a close with a toast to the lad'es. Since a half of the company was com posed of the fairer sex, it may be wast ing words to say that his little tribute to them was not the least popular of the evening. J he several numliers were in- -terspersed with selections by the oi 'lten- tra. For (he bare space of perhsp ,1e minutes, the glen men gave a lift to the helpers in clearing the floor for dam-tug and from that time to the early hours of morning, the hall resounded with the (lancing of many feet. Edinburgh quad rilles. Highland flings, lanciers, lancv the machine was brought to a dead ball ,,.' fantasti(. st,p, f(irn,pd", 1;,rt ' and started again without any sem blance of difficulty. The remainder of of the dance order. The subtle invit.i- tion of old. familiar tunes was no re- the trip to the summit of the steep rtr ,(f rns ,, yollll(? RnJ , f was made with apparent ease. The l'jk1 vm pprfnT(Z illtJ th ,,,, TOOL SHARPENERS' OFFICERS. t!ie derverati of the dvnamiter -d petrator of the ploioii, w a then on- rracbtd the murder stage. Fred T. Scott Elected President at Re cent Meeting. At the last regular meeting of the tool sharpener' union, the follow ing were elected to serve as officers for the ensuing year: President Fred T. Scott: vice-president, tieorge Mrrt: secretary, John C. Wylie; treasurer. William Cameron; financial e-rctary. Andrew 3. Voting; and. tor. Fwen McK-iiie, D. N. Stone at-d Jamea MclVnald. duct th inpection. Following the bilsine of the evening, a banquet was served in the ball adjoining the loj rooms. WEST T0PSHAM. chief and his men are gratified over the trial and feel that thus far the ma.-liin- has justified itself. It is plann-sl to deraontrate the car's ability to travel through snow several times .during the winter and each heavy snowstorm will probably see the firemen out trying some of the sharp grades of which there are a plenty in Barre. INTERMENT AT HOPE CEMETERY. The concert, which was to have been ! git en at the Village hall Monday even ing. I Vc. 3". has been postponed. Weather Forecast. Fair tonight and Sunday; biisk et w ind-. Henry O. Camp of East Randolph ar rived in the city yesterday for a few d" viit with relative. IJord K. I.ale of liatavia. N. V.. a Rev. Duncan Salmond Officiated at Wil- ! ham Douglass' Funeral. The funeral of William IU4U, wlioo death occurred at Saranac Ijike, N. Y.. on December 25. was held ye-ter-dsy afternn from the home of Mr. Jame Mi Kemon of Foster street. Rev. Duncan Salmond officiated at the die of the flcxr to do their turn. It was after midnicht before tiie musiciiir packed up their fiddles for the nieht and the members from Glenugie joined lands in singing "Auld Lang Syiv." Credit for the successful manlier in whieh the occasion was carried throuyii to its finish was largely due to the ef fort of the committee appointed at ! lie wen t annual meeting of the flen igie cluh. Ale,T- Reid and James Forrest had charge of the entertainment anj J- ociated with the in on the general com- Jmittee were the following: .fame fhin- can. (liarlea lel. .?. Brown. A. Cowie. ,'. Cumminirs. John Marr. A. Young and Ak. t gton. Vermont Business Troubles. Rutland. lec. 2. Dr. E. A. It.irlt.k services at the home and at the grave, of o!cicter yeterday filed a pvtitum the interment heirg made in Hope ceme iin hsnkniptcv in the office here of Cleric student at yiiddu hury rrdlcge. Middle-i terv. The bearers were as follow- j T. . Hatt of the t nitej ttr eicirt. bury, is pmg several day in the ny j Frank Sasi. Iois Sasi. Amelio titacoh- j He gives bis bahdittc as f!.Mifl.i and a the gwet of Mr. and Mrs. 1L M. Hous- bi. James McKeww. John Keith and wr that Ii sct are tlX'tS, of ton of Maj-le avenue. Amelio Garatx-idi. ' w'uica tWO is claimed eieaij-t.