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FTTC -W. -UJ UL , H As VOL. XVII-NO. 14. BARRK, VKRMOXT. TUKSDAV. APRIL 1, 101. PRICK, . ONE CKNT. BODY REPOSES IN TRIPLE CASE Morgan's Remains Prep.ared to Be Sent to the United "..'. .' States SPLENDID TRIMMINGS OF THE OUTER CASE United States Consulate in Rome May Be Used for Services Rome, April 1. Hie body of the lute I.T. Pierpont Morgan, after .embalming was today enclosed in a walnut coffin lined with white brocade. This wan ,plaeed in a leaden casliet and finally i" ' 'a third case of heavy walnut, with gob and silver fittings. In pursuance witl instructions from Secretary of Stat( .Bryan, the United States embassy lias 'been offered for the funeral services. Messages of sympathy have been re ceived from King Victor Emmanuel, high officials of state, the diplomatic repre sentatives and from many personal friends in all parts of the world. The death of Mr. Morgan was not known in Rome until several hours aft ,r it occurred, owing to the desire that ,Mr. Morgan's son, J. P. Morgan, who is in New lork, foe first notified. MORGAN FORTUNE VARIOUSLY ESTIMATED Some Say $73,000,000 While Others Go As High As $300,000,000 Not - able Public and Charitable Bequests Are Expected. New York, April 1. Estimates of the fortune left by J. l'ierpont Morgan made in the financial district toilav, range from $75,000,000 to 5300,000,000," the sum including the value of his art collec tions. It is understood that the financier's will was of comparatively recent d.ite, but no intimation lias been given when it will be made public Thiwi who shared close friendship with Mr. Mor gan predict there will be larga charit able and public bequests, although his son, J. Pierpont Morgan, jr., doubtless v ill receive the bulk of the fortune. The extent of Mr Morgan's philanthropic- gifts probably will never be 'known. Probably his largest gift was '$4,500,000 toward the building o( the 'Cathedral of St. John the Uivine in this city. For the -'minding of the greU Lying-in hospital near St. George's 'church, of which Mr. Morgan was n Uvarden. he donated $l,3."0.0i)0. Harvard !benefited by his munificence to the ex Hent of $1,500,000 with whicn was built jthe medical school in Boston. If the accounts of Mr. Morgan could be seen, it is said they would ui'chne the names of numerous persons whose (fortunes, lost in investments in Morgan securities, were returned to them. Xot lable among there, it is stated, would be the name of a noted jurist, who aft er he had ceased active work, lost near ily his all in investments made, as he jsupposed, on the advice of Mr. Mor Igan. , As a patron of. art Mr. Morgan was ins famous as in the world of finance. Ill is expenditures for objects of virtue iwere boundless. His collection in the iMetropolitan Museum of Art has been estimated by connoisseurs to be worth .50,000.000. "in his private museum, next lliis home, are paintings, tapestries, (bronzes and antique gold and silver iware valued at many millions of dol lars. In his collection of early edi tions are 32 Caxtons valued at f?l,230, 000. Business was suspended for. five min utes on the stock exchange yesterday ,while the members adopted a resolution on Mr. Morgan's death. The resolu tion was read from the rostrum. It was the first time in its history that the -exchange stopped work to pay honor in 'this manner. ,The resolution said, in part: "Resolved, That the death of J. Tier pont Morgan has removed from Amer ica's large creative activities, its most conspicuously useful figure. To the de velopment of the resources of our coun try be has contributed more than any man of bur day. His immense construc tive genius was devoted not merely to American finance .and jndiu-try, but to the wide field of philanthrophy and hu manity. The whole world has lost a wise counsellor and a helpful friend." Soon after Mr. Morgan's death was announced. Wall street half-masted its flags, including the groat flag that flies over the .stock exchange. COMMENTS ON MORGAN. Foreign Newspapers Have Much To Say of the Financier. London. April I. The death of .T. I. Morgan is generally lamented in Eng Jand, where he spent no much of h's time and in which he took such a great interest. The London morning paper print ex tended obituary notice in which Mr. Morgan" career as a financier, a col lector of works of art and a philan thropist is eulogized. "An English friend." believed to br Trd Xorthcliffe, writing to the Iaily Mail, says: "The pasting of Mr. Morgan is a I- to Great Hrittin well a to the I'nited State. Perhaps becan of his English associations, t-crhaps bv rnxm of h s great admiration for English in-1 stitutions and the marriages contracted j by his kinsfolk with Englsh people. Mr. j Morgan was a strong factor in making! a gio-l feeling between the English eo- j le and Americans." j la Germany. Berlin, Afril l.-The Berlin mornirg paper devote columns to Mr. Morgan's death and unite !n declaring him to have been the world's greatest finan cier. "No living iniin has held such finan- ,.,. Mr M.iririlll." KI1VS tilt! Tageblatt, which ascribes the trust de velopment ill the I lilted States eniciiy to him. All the other papers praise him as a great art patron and refer to the em ptor's friendship for him. They agree that his death will not affect the Bourse in any way. In France. Paris, April 1. Appreciation of M,r Morgan are published in most Paris morning pupers, which call attention to his high position in international fin ance, his b.'iievoicnce aim cuuuie. Tribute From Taft. Xew York, April 1.-Former President Tuft paid a tribute to the memory of .1. P. Morgan at the home of his broth er, llenrv W. Taft. shortly after his arrival from Augusta, Oa.i "I knew .Mr. Morgan personally, bi Mr. Taft, "but our relations were never intimate. However, he always im pressed mc as a man of remarkable ad ministrative force and executive abil ity. He was without doubt the greatest tl II U It rt I fit liut America has ever pro duced, and certainly was one of the im pressive world figures of ins lime, i regret his death exceedingly." Compared to Cecil Rhodes. London, April 1. -In it memoir of .1. Pierpont Morgan the Evening Standard savs: " ll ...iol.lori on influence in Lllllland no less potent than in America. If he had . . ...i.v -i. 1.:., lived til.; power lie wickku uirougu m vt. resources would have been felt throughout the world." The Pall Mall Gazette claims the late J. P. Morgan as "the nearest parallel America can show to Cecil lthodes. He was a towering constructive force in tue fl n u una n f the two nations and a gen erous benefactor in many other fields. GOVERNMENT FORCED TO GREAT EFFORT Mexicans Will Mobilize Army of 10,000 Men to Fight Followers of Zapata to the South of Mexico City. Mexico City, April 1. The breaking- otT of the negotiations for peace with Emiliano Zapata and his adherents forced the federal government to mobil ize a strong force of troops to undertake a campaign against, tne rcoeis io mo south of the capital. J he war department says me govern ment tronns hpi?in inoviiiij to-dav into the districts infested by Zapata's fol lowers and that-the concentration win continue until an army of 10,000 nien has hn oufherpfl Wether. It ia expected that General Pasqual Orozco, jr., and many of his old chiefs will participate in the southern campaign. AGAINST FORCIBLE FEEDING. So She Calls on President Wilson ot Intervention in England. London. April J. Mrs. Emerson of De troit, Mich., yesterday received a letter from her daughter, Zelie, who is under going two month's' imprisonment in Holioway jail for participating m a window-smashing raid by militant suffra gettes. Her "hunger strike" and forci ble feeding in prison have attracted a groat deal of attention. The letter, smuggled out by a released suffragette prisoner, staged that Miss Zetie Emerson had just completed three days' solitary confinement for violation of "prison rules. She was feeling very sick and feared permanent impairment of her digestion. Mrs. Kmmeline Pankhurst in a speech yesterday at a music hall praised the behavior of Miss Emerson, declaring her a heroine. Beatrice Harraden, the au thor, has sent the following cablegram to President Woodrow Wilson: Having just come back from Amer ica, where l learned irom an sources that there is a strong feeling against the barbarity of forcible feeding, I ven ture with confidence to beg you to inter fere in behalf of Miss Emerson, who is being forcibly fed in Holioway jail and is in a precarious condition." Baron Von Horst of San Francisco states that after taking legal advice, he is satisfied that forcible feeding is illegal and therefore constitutes a ground for interference bv the American gov ernment on behalf of Miss Emerson. COMMITTED SUICIDE BY AEROPLANE FALL Russian Army Officer Is Said to Have Shut Off His Motor by Design, Falling to His Death. London, April L Lieut. Perloviski of the Russian army committed suicide at Warsaw Sunday by shutting off the motor of his aeroplane, in which he was flying, and dropping from a height of 000 feet to the ground, according to a news dispatch. The tragedy was believed to have been an accident until a letter, written ju-t before the fatal flight, was opened. In it. Perloviski expressed hi intention of stopping the motor in midair, and gave as the reason for his action that he had been a victim of many intrigues. HAS FIRST STRIKE IN ALMOST CENTURY Draper Company of Hoped ale, Mass., Had 600 Employes Quit Work j.'his Morning. Hopedale, Mat-.. April I. The Drer coiiiimnv. niantiiai Hirer oi textile ma chinery, confronted a strike tolay for the first time in its !7 year" cit ence. K jKindintr t the cull of the In dustrial Woiker of the World. tVl men and bovs employed in the foundry quit work, demanding a ten per cent in-crea-e and the aliol.tion of piece work. Sixteen hundred p"rons. employed in the otler department were not affect ed. Former Governor I)raer i the agent of the company. Weather Forecast Fair toil's:' t arnl Wclnes-lay ; bn.-k ester'y wind. LEAVES OHIO TO ITS WORK Secretary Garrison Believes He Has Done All He Can STRICKEN STATE HAS RESOLUTE SPIRIT Gov. Cox Issues a State ment Expressing Gratitude Cincinnati, O., April 1. Satisfied that he had accomplished all the good he could in the flood district, Secretary of War Garrison left for Washington to dav. At points east of here the Ohio, river already hs begun to recede while to the west there is an appreciable accession to the stage and reports from down the river tell of destruction and desolation. The damage caused by the flood will be great. All estimate "of the indirect loss can never be made while the direct loss is estimated at more than $2,000,000. Relief work throughout this section is adequate and a statement issued by Mayor Hunt yesterday said no more sup plies were required here and that a sur plus existed that is being turned over to the Red Cross authorities. In the Kentucky towns across the river, conditions still are deplorable. All are without lights, the gas and electric lighting plants have been compelled to cease operating. Relief measures so far have been suffi cient to cope with the situation in all the Kentucky towns, except Dayton, where the authorities have appealed to the federal relief officials for assistance. Estimates at Dayton are that 1,000 homes have been inundated and that more than 4.00O' persons are homeless. Ohio Ready to Meet Crisis. Columbus. Ohio, April 1. "Refreshed bv the tears of the American people, Ohio stands ready from to-day to meet tlie crisis alone, aeciareu ummiuir v.u last evening. "The relief situation so far as food and clothing are concerned is in hand. Thankful to her friends, who succored her, Ohio faces to-morrow serene and confident." As the Hood waters of Ohio continued to recede and while property owners were just beginning the cleaning out and re building of their wrecked homes, Gov. ernor Cox and members of the legisla ture began an outline of reconstrurtive legislation which will be followed in all of the Hood districts by the ntate. It practically was decided that the San Francisco relief plan will be placed in effect for Ohio flood sufferers. Under this plan the relief would be based on piopcrty losV of the individual and the income "loss incurred. The amount of re lief each person would receive, would be prorated on such a basis. Upon the recommendation of Governor Cox the legislature recesses until next Monday, thereby giving state officials a week i'n which to learn the most urgent needs of the various stricken communi ties and estimate the amount of money needed to replace damaged property. A joint legislative committee com posed of members of both houses was appointed by the presiding officers to as sist the governor and other state officials in framing suitable legislation. Resolutions warmly thanking th-j citi zens of New York state and Pennsylvania for their food relief contributions were introduced. That temporary improvements made necessary bv the floods may be made at once, Representative Snyder of Picks way offered a bill which would allow county commissioners, municipal coun cils and township trustees to issue emer gency bonds and let emergency contracts without the usual formality of legal notice and advertising upon the author ity of the common pleas court. INDIANA FLOOD SITUATION. Danger Has Passed to Southern Part of the State. Indianapolis, Ind., April 1. AVbile northern and central Indiana cities were uhabilitating their flood devastated dis tricts, the waters disappearing there were tightening their disastrous clutch upon southern regions. The government relief boat Scioto towed a barge load of provisions into Lawrenceburg yesterday to find but 40 of 5,000 homes there not under water. At Aurora, conditions were almost as had. Governor Ralston, on the appeal of Mount Vernon citizens, ordered out the company' of militia stationed there to patrol its own town. Leavenworth called for help. .New Harmony ana Evansville reported Increased suffering frnni rising waters, but Vineennes re ported that the water there is falling. LEVEE WENT OUT. Columbus, Ky, Was Covered with Wa ter Last Night. Padmah. Ky., April 1. The levee at Columbus. Ky., went out arly last night and the city (1.00 opulatioii was covered with from five to ten feet of water. With the exception of sev eral families who are marooned in the octnd floors of their homes, the entire population of Columbus reached the hills about the city in safety. TROY, N. V, RECOVERING. But It Faces a Problem in Caring for the Poor. Tmr. X. Y April 1. This city is ranidlv recovering from the paralyzing effects" of the flex! and many of the col lar factori have resumed operations. I-at nik'ht the electric lights were turned on for the first time in nearly a week. Trolley cars are running on .srhe.lulc time and train rvice has been resumed. The city. heer. is facing a serioits prol.lrm of caring for tlw pe1'le mad ,iet3tiite by the AikkL They are Iwing helterd in the armory, llarmonv bail. nj other plaer. The omen of the city Late o:guiu4 a relief eoinm.ttte and, assisted by the school teachers, who are idle, owing to the fact that the schools are closed on account of high water, they are doing splendid work. Mayor Hurts and the health officials aro taking every precaution to prevent any epidemic. The loss in Troy and vicinity cannot bt estimated but it will go way beyond the million-dollar mark. In Watervliet where the Hood was worst, many busi ness men, unless they are aided financial ly, will be forced into bankruptcy. ' The people of Troy have been prompt and liberal in responding to the appeal for help and are subscribing large sums for the work. MUCH ANXIETY FELT AT CAIRO, ILL. Ohio River There Stood Above 53 Feet This Morning ana It Was Expected to Go Higher During the Day. Cairo, III., April 1. The Ohio river rose steadily throughout the night and this morning stood above 5a feet, caus ing much anxiety. Today is expected to prove a crucial one. The crest of the flood is expected to reach here to-day and if the levee hold it is believed the worst will be passed. Much trouble was experienced during the night along the Big Four levee. Three times slides occurred and only valiant o, L- v,l tlx. ilnv. Dozens Of carloads sif aatulhufra wpre nlaced about the weak spots. The water leaked through under the concrete wall and atood on Main street to-day; but" the levee showed no signs of giving away. FLOOD UNCOVERED NITROGLYCERINE Explosive Is Believed to Have Been Buried by Ortie McManigal Near Muncte, Indiana. Munci', Ind April l.Thirty quarts of nitro-glycerine, which is believed to have been "buried by Ortie McManigal, the confessed dynamiter, was unearthed near here by the flood waters of the White river. Road commissioners who were investigating the damage on the Boyce road near a Lake Erie & West ern railroad bridge noticed some peculiar cans. The cans were examined and were found to contain nitro glycerine. Eight more cans were found later. AN OLD-TIME MILLER. Philip S. Prior, Well-Known Barre Man, Died This Morning. Philin S. Prior, one of the oldest mer chants and millers in Barre. died at his home, 4."il Xorth Main street, this morn ing at 5 o'clock after a four months' illness with a cancer. He leaves his w ife and four sisters. Mrs. Rhoda Over man of Barre, Mrs. Serotia Trior of il liston. Mrs. Maria Davis of Winchendon, Ma?s.. and Mrs. Mary Allen of Chicago, 111. One granddaughter. Miss Luna Mor- gan. of Barre, also survives. Mr. Prior had been troubled with a cancerous grov h for over ar month prior to Jan. 1. -when he entered the- Mary Fletcher hosoital in Burlington. There he underwent an operation eatly in the month, which was repeated around Feb. Xeither seemed to afford him the desired relief and he giew rapidly worse. Through it all. however, be remained a patient sufferer, although subject to the most intense pain at times. Mr. Prior was born in Jericho June 20. 1840. His parents did when he was seven vears old. but he remained in the town of his birth until be wag thirty four years old. Thirty-nine years ago he caine to Barre and was employed as a miller in tba grist mill which now forms a part of the Smith, Whitcomb 4 Cook plant on Xorth Main street. For thirty years Mr. Prior handled the ex tensive" grist business at the mill and during that lapse of time he formed an acquaintanceship with nearly every farmer in Washington and Orange coun ties. A wide circle of friends which he gained in those days remained with him until his death. In 1900 Mr. Prior relinquished his du ties at the mill and established a flour and feed business in the rear of his residence. There he built up a lucra tive trade that has continued through thirteen years. From early manhood, the deceased has been an adherent of the Universalist church in this city. A charter member of Granite lodge, Xo. 3."i, F. and A. M., he retained an active intere-t in the welfare of the organization to the last. He was one of the comparatively few survivors of that company of men who signed the charter papers of Granite lodge. Both in fraternal circles where he was ever prominent and among a large fraternity of men with whom he came in contact wnnc engagoa in ous iness, his death will be deeply mourned. Mr. Prior was twice married, his first wife being Mis Philena Barnes, whose death occurred some years ago. One daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Prior Morgan, born t them, died a few years ago. His second marriage, to Miss Minnie Hackett. took place in Rarre in Xovem ber. 1809. Funeral services will be held at the house Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. John B. Reardon. pastor of the I'niversalist church, officiating. The re mains will be interred in the family lot at Hope cemetery, where the Ma sonic committal service will be used. FEAR MAN IS DROWNED. William Howard, Lake Champlain Fish erman, Not Seen Since January. Burlington, April 1. Friends of Wil liam Howard, a well-known fisherman in this section and formerly keepr of the lighthouse at Colchester reef, have heard nothing from him since the middle of January and are now thinking that be may be at tbe !ottom of the lake. When last seen. Howard wan fishing in the vicinity of Cedar island through the ice. He is a professional fisherman, who ships large quantities of fish to Xew York City and on thi occasion borrow ed some fish" of a ncighloring fisherman to fill out a harrel which he shipped at once. vera! checks for the fih are now at the rtofhce and have not bren called for. which serves to corroborate the thc orr that he ha come to grief. It is also Mid that his fishing ided has been found washed up on the shore of an island. X;tliing is known of Howard's family Iwvoni tue fact that be has a brotlvr liing somewhere down country. He came here several years ago and secure! the l'ght house po-itin and has remained ii this territory inne. He is nt thought tT bae t-ecn marrid. He is dcw-ribd a being al't 45 scr of age, five ft in W ht and weighing about 10 pounds. PEACE TERMS PLEASE TURKEY Formal Notification of Ac- ceptai nee Was Given To-day EUROPEAN POWERS ARE ALSO THANKED For Mediating Between Tur key and the Balkan States Constantinople, April 1. The Turkish government today declared it had uni versally accepted 'the terms of pence pro posed by the European powers. The for eign office namieu me uitoiuun aci-upi-ance to the dean of the diplomatic corps thia morning, accompanied by an ex pression of thanks to the powers for their mediation. Terms of Mediation. London, April 1. The leaders' media tion offered by the powers and accepted by Turkey includes the demand that 1 ur- key cede to the allied states tue tein tories situated west of a line starting at Enos and eliding at Media; that the question of the -:gean islands be settled by tlie powers; tnai mrKcy aoanuou claim to Crete. The question of indem nity will be discussed at the internation al commission in Paris. DEAD MAN'S BODY FOUND IN FIELD No Foul PI Suspected in Case of Eugene ihline, Who Died at Rutland. Rutland, April 1. Eugene Ashline, aged 30 years and a carpenter by oeeupa- lion, was louna aeaa in a ueiu une mi morning. Ashline was a hard drinKer, and the theory of foul play is not enter tained. His home was taid to have been in Winooski, but he had lived in Rutland for the past three years. 1,000 LOADS OF GRANITE. Are Being Dumped Into the Central Ver mont Crevasse at Bethel. Bethel; April - 1.- After a delay of about tlH hours following tbe washout on the main line of the eCotral Vermont railroad company near thi place Thurs day afternoon, tlw Xew England States Limited, southbound, made its regular run Sunday afternoon. In the interval through passenger trains had either been canceled or had' found their way north and south by some other line, while pas sengers, usually numbering 4U or more on the local trains, had been carried in carriages furnished bv the railroad. These trains stopped at the passenger station when bound south and at the crossing near J. A. Perley's when bound north, requiring a transfer by teams of nearly three miles. A "large force of men kept at work almost constantly, had a very bad place to fill, and after the use of 120 carloads of granite waste had a temporary road bed which shortly after noon on Sunday stood the test of the heavy work train before the express was sent over. It is estimated that to permanently repair the roadbed will require 1,000 loads. The present temporary route makes a curve of about eight feet diajneter from the old route at that point. ELEMENTS BOMBARD GEO. C. CARY'S FARM All the Fury of a Heavy Wind and Elec trical Storm Seems to Have Been Centered in One Locality at St Johnsbury. St. Johnsbury, April I. A severe wind and electrical storm of only a few minutes' duration, passing over the vil lage yesterday afternoon, centered its violence upon the stock" farm of George C. Cary, widely known as a maple sugar dealer. The chimney of the cottage was blown off. limbs of shade trees were hurled through the window sashes, and a shade tree standing a few feet from the houe was split its entire length by lightning. Other shade trees were blown down, as well as several large maples in the sugar bush. Doors were blown from the barn, and a cart was carried out of it by the wind and Bwept many rods across a field. GIVEN MORE TIME TO REACH AGREEMENT In Arbitration of Demands of Firemen and Enginemen of Eastern Rail roads For More Pay Xew York. April 1. The date of the arbitrators' decision in the case of the demands of the firemen and enginemen for increases from the eastern railroads has been extended from April 2 to April 1, according to the announcement made at the resumption of the hearings to dav. The extension was mutually agreed upon. HIS CHEEKS RUDDY. Prof. Taft Arrives in New York from Southern Vacation. w York. April I. His cheeks ruddy and tanned by exposure to the southern sun, w ith the mi me old. cheery smile former lreidcrit William Howard Taft arnrrj here last night after a montii's vacation at .gua. a. nn mm came Mrs. Taft and their youngest "n, ( barlie. who i returning to hi studies in the Taft hool in I onncfticut. Mr. Taft went to the borne of his brother, Henry W. Taft. He aaid be had had an ideal vacation and would !-ae at once for New Haven to take up his new pe tition oa tbe Yale faculty. ALLEGED HE POINTED GUN AT BARRE MAN Antonio Octavio Said T .a Dis- appointed i" ' . J Dicker Sargent. An Eas.Nl.arre man whose name is said to Antonio Octavio is retained at police headquarters pending the action of State's Attorney J. Ward Carver, who intends to file an information against the prisoner in county court. He may be charged either with breach of the peace or assault with intent to kill. The latter is considered to be more probable1 in the light of what is said to have transpired at tbe (low liv ery barns on South Main street yester day afternoon. Attention will not be turned to Octavio'a case until late this afternoon or tomorrow morning. In the meantime Octavio will remain at the po lice station. The trouble seems to have started when Octavio and Harry Sargent of Prooklyn street effected a transfer of horse flesh, or a dicker, as it is desig nated in trading parlance. According to the story, Octavio became weary of his end of the bargain and asked that each horse in the negotiations be re stored to the original owners. Sargent demurred at this proposition, and the two came together near the Gow stables. Eve witnesses of the affair assert that Octavio became heated over the fauuic of his plans to mature mid drew a load ed-gun on Sargent. Evidently the lat ter did n t relish the ulea oi nirting wiiii death at such close range und he ac cordingly notified police headquarters. The alleged fracas occurred near 5 o'olock yesterday afternoon and help was soot! at hand. Officer George Carle, so the story goes, went to the livery barns and "helped to disarm the disap pointed horse trad-r. The latter was afterwards taken to the police station. State's- Attorney Carver is conduct ing an investigation of the circum stances and-will decide upon tue cnarge later. At noon today it was stated that indications pointed to the prefer ring of a serious charge against the man, ns the ttory told by persons who were near the shuflle seemed to warrant dras tic action. LIQUOR CASES TAKEN UP IN COUNTY COURT Montpelier's Two Dozen Cases First in Order, To Be Follcved By a Large Number From Barre. With the beginning of the criminal docket in Washington county court yes terday afternoon, the grist of Barre and Montpelier liquor cases growing out of the recent investigations in the two cit ies was taken up, the Montpelier cases being first in order. There were two do.en Montpelier people un-ier bail for appearance on the chargs of selling il legally; and, in addition, about one hun dred w-itnes.-es were subpoenaed. A few cases were brought before the court yesterday afternoon. Esther Dom ionini," Cleofe" Crocci, John Aju, Xick Mazzoni. Louis Pellini, Angclo Lamperti and Salvatore Richella entered pleas of ruiltv and their cases were continued for sentence. Cases against Mrs. An gelo Lamperti and Irene Aja were nol prossed; their husbands were among those who had pleaded guilty,. . When court resumed this morning, John A. Aja, whose attorney had plead ed guilty for him yesterday afternoon, decided "h-3 wanted to sfand trial; so the officers rushed around and sub p.enaed witnesses in the case, after which Aja decided that he didn't want a trial nfter all, making arrangements to come into court this afternoou. Pleas of guilty wen? entered this morning -'n the following eises: Clemen tine Rianehi. Joseph Bianchi of Taplin street, Palmero Saia, Mrs. Joseph Bi anchi of River street, Montpelier, Mary Plumbra. Xol prosa action was entered in the following cas: Mrs. Joseph Bianchi of Taplin street, G. Saia. Joseph Bianrhi of River street. Victoria Molinari. Em ilio Molinari. The following two cases stand for trial: Emanuel Lastra and Garcia Lastra. As soon as the Montpelier cases were disposed of, the Barre cases were on the docket, there being 32. Four of the Barre cases include.! actions against truckmen. It was not thought that the Barre cases Would be completed today. In addition, there are four cases from West Berlin and one each from Xorth field and Waterbury. j PUMPING OUT THE WATER. Barre Quarrying Operating Will Be Re sumed on Full Scale Shortly. With the temporary abatement of j heavy rainfalls, work "in the quarrying section begins to assume a more promts ing aspect, according to reports received from Millstone bill this morning. Op erations have ryen necessarily new up bv a condition which forced the quarry owners to turn many of their hands to Ql.,i, nut .f t)i lrmkiitfl- In- der circumstances, the supply of rough stock has been materially curtailed and the dearth of .workable stone has been seriously felt among the manufacturers here in" Barre. Much of the water in the ousrry holes had been drained away or pumped out by today and the quarry- own-rs were nearly reaoy io resume ojterations cm the old scale. IJIl'k OI power IW1 mini tiiimn in the ceneral delav in quarrying rough tock and with the return to normal condition every quarry on the hill is expected to be worked to capacity. DIDNT CUT DEEP GASH. So Attempted Suicide of Daniel Smith, A ted 80, Failed. St. Johnsbury, April l.-Ibnicl Smith,! r4er l years of age. and in poor fteami. attempted suicide yeterday by cutting his throat w ith a razor, supposedly while t-mporarily deranged. Owing to weak ness, he did not cut deep ennigh to in flict a serious gsh, and is expected to recer. Ba!lo Pro Ospedale. Sab to 12 Aprile e la data fissata per la gran Fcsta ia Bal'o chc si dara in fatore d-Il" ir-d!e al Sciaht block. eoWinia si -ra torn intcrcrire in inasaa. TAX LISTING BEGAN TO-DAY Barre Assessors Anticipate Little Trouble Under : New Tax Law TAXPAYERS APPEAR EARLY TO FILE LISTS Municipal Appointive Offi cers Began Fiscal Year To-day Today -.narked the beginning of the administrative changes occasioned by tlie. March appointments of Mayor W, TI. Ward, all of the lesser officials en tering upon their tenure of office April 1. Barring the executive, the city clerk and treasurer and the aldermen, who took the onth of office, immediately after election, nearly every appointee, as well as the other officials elected March 4, has qualified within the last threo weeks. Owing to the fact that the offi cial slate selected by Mayor Ward and endorsed by the city council revealed but few changes from the officers who served last year. Barre enters upon a new ad ministration of its departmental affairs under circumstances which make the transition hardly noticeable. In past years there has always been a small group of unimportant appointee who have failed to qualify. This is the case this year, although ail officials upon whom devolve duties of any significance have taken the oath at city hall. Prom inent among the changes is that of the first contable and collector. George L. Morris succeeding M. B. Xiehols, who has served in that capacity for many years. Assessors entered upon their new du ties today, although the work of prep aration for compiling the annual grand list has been under way for everal days. Conspicuous in the board of assessors is the absence of F. B. Cate, whose place is filled bv the election of John L. Wallace. The board of assessors met this morning in the newly renovated quarters in the city buildings. Hence forth the office formerly utilized bv the first constable and other city offipiala, will be given over entirely to the ua of the assessors. . The filing of lists started in with tt rush this morning. J. A. F"ie1d of Pat terson street was the first tax payer to appear with his list. From the bus iness which developed in the forenoon, it was estimated that over one hundred will have appeared before the first day i over. The, time limit is placed at April 20, when all lists must be filed with the assessors. When interviewed this morning; the assessors were of the opinion that the new offset law would cause but little misunderstanding; not enough, they said, to interfere seriously with tho work of the board. Pretty nearly every tax payer whose property mounts to any appreciable value has been careful thoroughly to digest the new tax meas ures. Few inventories will be delayed by an inadequate conception of the tax laws. Inventory notices wi.'l be handed out. in the different ward during the next few days by a corps of young men who were receiving their instructions at tho assessors' headqunrfers this morning. The following assiirtants have been chos en to distribute the notices: Ward I, Martin Rilev, Alex. Anderson: ward 2, John Riley, E. K. Barrett; ward 3, en- dell Averill. John Carroll; ward 4, rvter Thorn, Michael Rtizzi; ward 5. James Riley. Peter Merlo; ward (5, John T. Callaghan and H. M. Robbins. LAST DOG DAY. City Clerk Maekay Had Licensed 311 Canines Up to That Time. TVocr owners were given their last op portunity to secure licenses at cut price today. Tomorrow the high cost of dog keeping soars aloft. Cp to this morn- ing. City ClerK James .nacaay nan i sued 311 of tbe metal tags to came , , i .i t , ti: owners, a nuniDcr wnicn caacuy uu- with the total rea'hed on the eve ot April 1 last year. The number usually ranches 3.V1 before the first call is an swered and when the last, day on which a dog mav be licensed at any price ar rives, the total i.' not much larger. Few dog owners in Barre are caught napping when a bonus to tue state may w Rmcu hy simply grasping t:me by the fore lock. Canine statutes have undergone sev eral changes in two years and long be fore the late legislature had b-gun to tinker with the tax laws the dog had had their day in the general assembly. Special rates" are made to dog owner who have a litter or two oi mc pet land other revisions incorporated in No fid of the public acts may also interest the man who owns a fancy pointer of just a common terrier to keep the bens way from the dooryard. PRICE OF MILK FALLS. It Is to Be Six Cents a QuMt to the Consumer in BarTe. April 1 is doubly welcome to-day, for the reason that in addition to free and untranimeled exercise of the April fool ing privilege, extended by virtue of an ancient custom, tbe proletarian begin to pay only six cents per quart for hi milk." instead of the seven-cent rata effective since October 1. !!12. The cift in milk prices is not essentially large, but the family man tan now buck up courage enough to face the milkman's hill for babv food. Large tiairymcn rose in revolt last fall at the low prM-cs which they con sidered they were receiving for their milk. In consequence, the price to the dealer was raised, and the burden ulti mately fell on the consumer. The c i n-t per quart jumpol a cent hefivre winter began and the dialer paid the farmer 4',c. The aix-ccnt rte will obtain for yix months, though there are those wh acr that milk will be aswrce the com ing MWn. Dealers from to-day on un il next V tobs-r w ill pay 4c per quart f tbe dairy pioduct.