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VOL XVII-NO. 47.
ASQUITH FLEES FROM LONDON Winston Churchill Joined British Premier in De parture To-day ON EXTENDED CRUISE TO MEDITERRANEAN Arson Squad of Suffragettes Continued Their Work To-day London, May 0. The anxiety of the British authorities over the threat of militant suffragettes to eclipse their de structive acts' of the past week was ' displayed to-day when Premier Asquith and first lord of the admiralty Winston Churchill, accompanied by their wives, left the Waterloo station on the South- A- in ihn fnAst V western railway i" pi- to join the admiralty yacht Enchantress for an extended cruise on me aieuuer ranean. A large number of aides-de camp, de partmental secretaries and railway offi cials surrounded the party and beyond them was an outer circle of detectives, to protect the ministers from undue at tention oil the part of suffragettes. A suffragette arson squad this morn ing destroyed a large untenanted man sion near Barrow, in Furness. Lancashire, They left a quantity of suffragette lit erature behind. FRANCE AND SPAIN BETTER FRIENDS As Result ef King Alfonso's Visit to Paris French Newspapers Comment On It. Paris, May 9. The political results of the visit to Paris of King Alfonso of Spain have not been disclosed, but it is the opinion in general in well informed quarters that a close understanding be tween the French and Spanish govern ment has been maintained, which may develop into an alliance. The French newspapers generally, with the - exception of Socialist newspapers, express their favor of such an alliance, which It is declared would add 200.0(H) ex cellent solders to assist in the defence of France. Spain, by such an alliance, would be raised to an important place in diplomacy in Europe, it is pointed out. HIS WEALTH OFFERED. In Cise Country Should Need the Vast Morgan Resources. New York, May !).' When you see Mr. Wilson te!I him for me that if there should ever come a time when he thinks any influence or resources that I have can be used for the country they are wholly at his disposal." These were the last words of J. P. Morgan spoken to Col. George Harvey on the day before Mr. Morgan sailed for Europe, never to return alive. They were spoken in the financiers library, and were related publicly -for-the first time last night in an address by Colonel Harvey before a gathering of bankers and othr repreentative men at a dinner of the trust companies of America. Mr. Morgan was a Republican and in the words of Colonel Harvey not only "re garded the political views advanced by Mr. Wilson with honest apprehension but never considered the Democratic party fully capable' of governing this nation." His message to the new presi dent. Colonel Harvey cited as a measur ing the depths of the man's patriotism. "Because of contrary proclivities of my own as to Mr. Wilson. I frankly did not seek opportunities to discuss public affairs with Mr. Morgan during the, paet few years," said Colonel Harvey. "But the election had taken place, the inevitable had happened, and. using Speaker Cannon's phrase, Mr. Wilson had become his president as much as mine, j.erhaps, in fact, a little more. Anyhow, there was no constraint upon our con versation when. I saw him for the last time In his library on the day before he went sway. He was optimistic as ever ifgardmg the country, and I naturally spoke hopefully of the prospects of the incoming administration. "Then followed this curious episode. Suddenly turning those piercing eyes upon me, Mr. Morgan said: I)o you re member that American speech you made in IOiidon!"1 I remembered very well. It was not a speech, only a few succinct remarks at the close of a private dinner in reply to an Anglicized sycophant, who had mistaken my thought to curry favor with Mr. Morgan by speaking contempt uously of Mr. Bryan, whom, on the pre ceding day. as it happened. I had intro duced to him at reception. "'And do you recall. he asked, 'those lines from Scott that you quoted when tliat man. (I can hear now the emphasis upon those two words), whfn that man had left the room!" "I did of coure, and !egan to re peat : Writhes there man with soul so dead. Who never to himself hath said: "! hesitated for an intant and the succeeding word came from the big arm chair with odd ditinctine: Thi is my own, my native land! 'Half a minute, gentlemen, is long time, hut for fully that period F should y. Mr. Morgan sat perfertly still. Then he' repeated a if oliloquiring. ""This is mr own. my native land and rising with difficulty from his ebwir. for le was then quite f'eble. he said, with the emphasis that only quietude ran give: -When too see Mr. Wilson, tell him fir me that if there should ever come tme when he thinks any influence or re nr"e fiat I hae can be ued for the country tbey are wholly at his disposal" THE GOOD WAGES AND SHORT HOURS Tend to Reduce the Death Rate from Tuberculosis. Washington, May D.Good wages, and short hours of work have a marked fav orable effect on the death rate from tub erciilosia, said Dr. B. S.Warren in a paper read yesterday at the ninth an nual meeting of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuber culosis. Dr. 'Warren is a surgeon in the federal public health service at Wash ington. . The problem of prevention, he said, is an economic one, dependent upon the adjustment of the industrial relations between the laborer and the employer. Ho uuoted from the report of the cen sus bureau to show that in those in dustries where the condition of the em ployees is the least satisfactory the death rate is highest. Statistics appear to prove the statement, he added, that while some occupations are of them selves causes of high death rates, tuber culosis .is not' in this sense an occupa tional disease, but rather one due to in adequate compensation, with all that that im-ansln the standards of living. While many government employees are working under unsanitary conditions. at the same time the death rate among these men is reported to be very low, as shown by official reports for the year during which the investigations were made. Overcrowding, poor ventilation, poor light, piece work, speeding-up, etc., all the bad conditions, except long hours, were noted amonir 4,000 employees, with only four deaths from tuberculosis during the year. On the other hand, all wages in this group of government employees were $9 per week or more and the general aver age was much above that. All legal hol idays, certain half holidays, the benefits of the employer's liability act, sick leave and 30 days annual leave were allowed in - most cases. If standards as high as those prevail1 ing for government employees prevailed in the various private industries, the death rate from tuberculosis among workingmen would be lower. Washington, D. C, May 0. Nearly 200.000 lives have been saved in the United States during the decade ending 1010 by the systematic campaign against tuberculosis, said Frederick L. Hoffman yesterday, in a paper read at the .ninth annual meeting of the National Associa tion for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis. The' author of the paper is a, prominent life insurance statisti cian, residing in Newark, X. .T. The death rate from tuberculosis during this period, he declared, has diminished from 174.5 to 139.7 per 100,000 of , popula tion. Mortality from this disease has decreased, actually as well as relative ly, during the last thirty day. Where so much has been achieved, said Mr. Hoffman, the hope is justified that at least equally satisfactory results will be secured in the future. The nation wide campaign against tuberculosis would have bfen well worth while even if it had succeeded only in preventing a rise in the death rate, wblcn, in all probability, would have taken plae but for this movement. A study of th combined mortality from .tuberculosis of the cities of Xew York, Philadelphia and Boston for 100 years, commencing wiin imz, snows that the death rate from this disease has persistently diminished from 418.8 per 100.000 population in the first dec ade of this period to 213.9 in the last decade. Furthermore, this tabulation, which seems to be the first of its kind that has ever been made for any group of large cities in the world, shows that there has been much more decided tendency toward a reduction of the death rat? since 1882. The death rate from tuberculosis which was 380.1 in 1881 had declined to 180.1 in 1012. Another study of 50 large American cities for the forty-year period begin ning 1871, shows that the dpath rate in this eroun of American cities has de clined from 333 per 100,000 in 1881 to ltid in lflll. The decline in nortnern and western cities . was from 325 to 100 per 1O0.00O. or 50.8 per cent. In the white population of southern cities the rate declined from 301 to 150 or 50.2. while the colored population of southern cities showed a reduction from 668 to 423, or 36.7 per cent. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF WEDLOCK CANDIDATES la Suggestion in Massachusetts and Gov. Foss Signs Resolution Calling for v Investigation of Necessity. Boston, May 9. Governor Foss to-day signed a resolve authorizing the state board , of health and insanity to make an investigation to determine what fur ther impediments to marriage, if any, should be recognir.ed by the state. At present insanity is the only legal im pediment. There has been much dis cussion at the State House on the ad visability of requiring physical exam ination of candidates for matrimony. ONE YEAR AND $500 FINE. Imposed on Each of the Four Convicted Police Inspectors. Xew York, May 0. Dennis Sweeney. John J. Murtha, James E. Hussey and James Thompson, former police inspec tors, convicted of conspiring to obstruct justice, were sentenced to one year and a $.VW fine each to-day. This was the maximum sente-nee. AVIATOR KILLED BY HITTING A TREE Lieut. J. D. Parka Fell 13 Feet at Olive, Cat, To-day, While Flying From San Diego To Los Angeles. I.oa Angeles. CaU May Lieut. J. P. Parks, a military aviator, met death in a fifteen-foot all wlV flying from San Diego to Lo Angeles to-day. His machine collided with a tree as it was rising after a stop at Olive. SPORTING NOTES. Kelley. the Tirate catcher, secured from the Milwaukee club along with Marty UTnole. is rated a one of the fa-tet catcb-T in the b'g leagues. Kel ley is heavy, but manages to worm his ay around the bar in good style. Cmpire Owen of the National league has been expelled from the league by President Ljnch for infraction of the deportment rule governing the umpire. Lynch bad hired sleuth in hi employ and t is said that they tracked Owen to the gambl tig iwtKWis f sarioua town ia tbe Nl'oI kaie tircu.ts. BARRE UAI LY TIME BAURE, - VERMONT,' FRIDAY' . MAY 9, 1913, NEW CABINET AT CETTINJE To Succeed Montenegrin Government That Re-. cently Resigned FOLLOWING LOSS OF SCUTARI FORTRESS Evacuation Is Expected to Be Completed by Sunday Cettinje, Montenegro, May 0. A new cabinet, under the premiership of Gen eral Yukotiteh, was formed to-day to take the place of the government which resigned when King Nicholas decided to evacuate Scutari at the behest of the European powers. The foreign office im mediately opened negotiations with the commanding officers of the international fleet, which is blockading the coasts, and arrangements were also made for the immediate evacuation of Scutari, which will probably be completed Sunday. ROOSEVELT ON PEACE. Told 23 Guests of Benefits of Arbitra tion. Oyster Bay, N. Y., May fl. Theodore Roosevelt would have the United .State and Great Britain "agree in advance" to arbitrate any question which might arise between them. So he told the interna tional conferees who are arranging the centenary celebration of peace among English-speaking peoples in addressing them as their host yesterday at lunch eon at bis home on Sngamore Hill. Newspaper men were not admitted to the function, but a summary of hi re marks "approved by Mr. Roosevelt" was made public. Although it was said that he did not specifically mention tlie Panama canal dispute, members of the foreign delega tion said that he unmisianfaitiy reierr to that question as one which should be settled bv arbitration, if settlement could not be reached by negotiation. " "I am not myself one who reauuy makes a promisebut once made I should think it should be kept," he was quoted bv H. F. Ferris, secretary of the British delegation, as saying in apparent refer ence to the Hay-Pauncefote treaty which was signed during Colonel J(oose- elt' administration. . "Speaking of the extent to which he would accept arbitration methods in In ternational disputes." read the summary. "Mr. Roosevelt said that ne was pernaps j-omewhnt of a heretic in the eyes of his friend Mr. Carnegie, (who sat on his right), as there were certainly some sub jects which under certain conditions he would never consent to submit to arbi tration; but he would asure him of this: That so far as the British empire p.nd the American republic were con cerned, he was prepared to agree to ad vance to the settlement of any question that might arise, either by mutual agree ment. bv arbitration, or ny other meth od that would not produce friction. War between these two countries was, ana must lie, inconceivable. He welcomed the presence of the Canadian and Aus tralian representative and speaking of South Africa, he might claim, from his I hitch descent, a special interest and he expressed his hope that the Dutch and British in that country might Wend to gether in as complete, and friendly a manner as they had done in the Ameri fan republic. "Mr. Roosevelt gave first the toast to the king and emperor of the British em nire and then the toast of "Peace, with justice and righteousnfss. between the nations ami wilinn tne oomers ot earn nation' a toast most heartily drunk by all present. About so memoers or me comcieiice were present, motoring here from New York whither they returned in the late afternoon. Lord Weardale and Andrew Carnegie sat at the host's right and on his left were Sir Edmund Waler of Canada and Sir George Houston Kcid of Australia. Colonel Roosevelt entertain ed his guests in a khaki riding suit and spurred boots. SCUTARI HAS A DESTRUCTIVE FIRE Reported That Montenegrins Started Blaze Wben Leaving City, in Revenge. Vienna. May 9. Fire broke out this morning in a bazaar at Scutari and. fanned by the high winds, rapidly as Mimed large proportions. Jt is reported here that the Montenegrins started the blare when leaving the city in revenge for being compelled to evacuate. ASK WILSON TO ACT. Socialists of Manchester, N. H, Demand Investigation. Manchester, N. If.. May 9. The So eia!it party of Manche-ter. ailing in accordance with its state leaders yester day sent the following declaration of its views on the situation in West Virginia to President Wilson: "We, the Socialist party of Mam-heater, wish to call your attention to the fact that civil government has been aVd-I i4ied by coal mine owners, who in its place have set up an irresponsible ls potism. "That the constitution of the Cnited States declares that federal government ha!l maintain a Krpublian form of gov. ernment in every state; that euch a form of government having been de stroyed in West Virginia, it is the ob vious dnty of the present administration to restore ani r-emaisn inr penpw i that Mate in ail of their civil rights. ,h". U. ' V. '.y'.v Jr. J. mmcnt that a -arching inve-t cation be made of all the f t that have pro- I iu-e.l the present situation in n'tt Vir- gima," BULL SMASHED MIRROR. Saw Ilia Own Likeness in Colchester House Into Which He Charged. Colchester, May 0. Standing- in a pile of kindling wood and broken; glass, which a moment earlier had been , a per fectly good bureau, William Tell, abig bull,gloweied yesterday at hi. pursuers, snorting his rage, pawing the wroclm; into still smaller pieces and furiously resisting capture. The scene, one in which a moving picture maker would have revelled, was the climax ; to the frenzied career of the runaway animal through the rooms of a farmhouse on the road to the Sandbar bridge. Out in the yard stood the sobbing, frightened womenfolk of the houses in a front room cowered a terrified child, who hail narrowly escaped destruction as the raging brute dived through the win dow from which the little one had been looking, and on a bed in the room with the infuriated bull lay another child, paralyzed with fear and saved from death only by William's sight of his re flection in the mirror which turned his attack to the bureau. Into the midst of the turmoil rushed Ernest Parizo of Wiuooski. Snatching the child from the bed, he placed it in the arms of one of the women, and hurried back to the bedroom, where he calmed the bull with soft words and friendly advances, sweured him with a rope, and led him to the barn where he was quartered for the night. William will go to his execution at the Winooki abattoir, where the 28 other cattle of the herd from whk-h he broke loose were' taken last night. ' The trouble started just after the herd had crossed the Sandbar bridge from South Hero, driven by Mr. Parizo and Karl Lavalley. Although the bridge is not yet open to the public, and in some places is two feet under water, the men ha4 permission to cross with the cattle. The trip had been a hard one, the cattle were wet and cold, and'on reaching the mainland the irritated bull dashed from the herd and made for the veranda of the farmhouse which he entered through the window, driving out the screaming women and overturning tables and chairs in his mad course to the bedroom, where he leaped upon the bureau and became still further incensed by what he took for another bull. , GOVERNMENT REPORT ON FRIEDMANN CURE Condition of Patients Does Not "Justify That Confidence in Remedy Which Has Been Inspired by Wide spread Publicity.1 Washington, D. C, May 9.-r-The pub : health swiee observations so far into the conditions of the patients in oculated by Dr. F. F. Friedmann, with his tuberculosis vaccine, do not "justify that confidence in tbe remedy which hss been inspired by widespread publicity," in the opinion of surgeons who have conducted the government's investiga tion,. .. -'. '' ' 1 " !-.- - - This first authoritative and official conclusion was announced to-day before, the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, by Drs. John F. Anderson, director of the gov ernment hygienic laboratory, and A. M. Stimson, public health surgeon, detailed to observe the Friedmann patients. Dr. Friedmann's reluctance to furnish certain details was not satisfactory to the investigators from a scientific stand point and the reports say the opinion is further expressed that harm has been done by undue publicity insofar as it has Wsened the confidence of tuber culosis patients in the well recognized methods of treatment and has interrupt ed their use. ATTACHED HER BANK ACCOUNT. When Willis H. Lovewell Sues Bessie F. Cook at Worcester, Mass. Worcester, Mass.. May 9. That he has always leen ready to marry the girl, but that she refuses to. keep her prom ise arc allegations made by Willis H. Lovclnud. a retired business man of Baldwinsville, in a breach of promise suit against Bessie F. Cook, a Fitch burg milliner, that he instituted in su perior civil court here yesterday. Love well seeks $3,(HWt and has attached an account of Ka7.8 that the defendant has in the Fitchburg Savings bank. The bank, as trustee of the account, is named a co-defendant in the suit. Ixivewell and the plaintiff met three years ago, he claims. For more than a year, lovewell alleges, he was a fre quent and constant visitor at the mil linery shop and the home of the de fpmlint. in Fitehburif. Durinir these manv months Lovewell was paying suit, laving sui of pledgi 1,M .'IflllllH miller exchange of pledges of love and mutual promises of mar riage. Letters in the possession of Attor neya Carney and Blake of 'Gardner, coun sel for Lovewell. that the plaintiff re ceived during the alleged engagement, will figure in the evidence that will be produced at the trial. That" these let ters breath affection and tell of the "line cozy home" that the defendant wrote she would make for him is the claim of lovewell. The declaration of Lovewell, as filed with the ch-rk of courts, sets forth that "lie and the defendant mutually prom ised to' marry each other and he has always been "ready to marry the de fendant, but the defendant refuses to perform br promise and marry the plaintiff, to the damage of the plaintiff, as he savs. in the sum of .1.onn. Lovewell ia about 40 year old and I V o, mrrtnl. Thi flpfpnd nan ' I ant is more than 10 years the junior of the man. who says she refuses to marry him. and is a widow. lthoiisrh the suit was entered yester- lav. trial will not be reached Deiore tne .. . . r I October sitting of the superior court, i i. that but once prior to the resent case has a man figured as plain- (in ; , heart balm suit in Worcester I1 county within a generation. DEATH PROBABLY ACCIDENTAL Body of Fred Packer Found in Red River Near Troy, N. Y. Trov, N. V- May . The body of Fred P.rV.'r' -29 vcars'of age. a resident of MhanicTille and former superintend ,em m ... . ------- Wn A Maine raiimai. was iouiki noaiwg rl .v- .k ..f this tr ve.terdav. Packer myster ously di.., rared last ami no tra.'e of him cnulj be a was probably acrt- January found, tcutal, Hi deat MRS. WELLS FEARED HIM Said Once She . Had Hidden from Her Husband Dur ing a Quarrel i , , , THE W0MANSTILL' LOVES HUSBAND Wife of Accused Man Was Placed on Stand Again ; To-day St. Albans, Ma 9. At the opening of Franklin county court this morn ing, Judge Miles declared it had been called to bis attention that some news papers , were containing expressions of opinion in regard to the trial of Julius Wells, charged with causing tlie aeaiu of his son, Louis, aged 0, by admin istering poison in the form of arsenic, and he gave warning that such action was in contempt of court. People cir culating foreign newspapers containing such matter are liaDie o punisuiuc...., he declared. Mrs. Wells, wife of the respondent nd herself indicted on a similar charge, .. a. - ...... .vflminatinn was on tne stanu in rim-"-- again this morning for an hour. W. R. Austin, attorney for Mr. Wells, resumed cross-examination on letters introduced bv the state, and he offered an exhibit for the defense in which there were threats and which Mrs. Wells' counsel had told her not to show to her hus band. ' Attorney General Brown objected to Mrs. Wells answering regarding the con tents of some papers and was upheld by the court. Mr. Brown also objected to a letter that Mr. Austin was trying to introduce, Mr. Austin having declined to state the ground on which he made the offer; and the letter was excluded, to which the defenRe took exception. At this point Mrs. Wells was askei to write several sentences, which she did. . . -r Continuing the cross-examination, Mrs. Wells denied she bad told some neigh bors that the Saturday night before the children died that Mrs. Parizo wouldn live two weeks, or till spring. She de nied "she Tiad said it would be a good thing if one of the children, who was to undergo an operation, did die, as it would make one less for her to take care of. Sbe denied again that she put paris green in the oranges. Asked if she told Wells that there was f.-MM in C. W. Witters' hand if fche was cleared, she answered she told Wells that she heard Mr. dishing (her attor ney) was to get $1,000 if he cleared her. She denied that she had ever said she would lav her hand on the Bible and say that Julius knew nothing about the affair. She deelured she never said to a man beneath her cell window: "Don't you think it would look better to have the man go down than the woman?" A" paper offered as showing the hand writing of Mrs. Wells was then present ed, but was excluded and exceptions were noted. ; The re-direct examination of Mrs. Wells was started at 9:38 o'clock, and Mrs. Wells was asked about a confer ence with her attorney, Mr. Witters and herself. She said the attorneys did not advise her to call Attorney General Brow n uut she asked them to do so. She had known Mr. Witters since she was a little girl; be was a friend of her fa ther. She had seen Mr. Witters only twice in many years. Attorney Brown told her. she testified, that she did not have to testify; also that he could prom ise her nothing; and she came to court because she wanted to. Was Afraid of Husband. Mrs. Wslls told of a time when she was afraid of her husband and bad hid den herself from him. That was one morning when they bad a quarrel, in which she said her' husband had threat ened her; he had been drinking and was angry.' She always feared Mr. Wells but didn't now because he was where he couldn't get at her. Then Attorney Austin began question ing her again, "and Mrs. WV-IIs replied to him that she still loved her husband although she feared him. Mrs. Wells' attorney. Stephen S. dish ing, was then placed on the stand. He told of sending a number of oranges to the state laboratory, which had been giv en him by Mrs. Wells. Much Arsenic Found. Dr. C. F. Whitney, chemist at the state laboratory, testified as to receiving the oranges from Attorney dishing. alo two more oranges from the attorney general. Another package which he re ceived from Attorney dishing contained cotton and excelsior'. Dr. Whitney tes tified that be found arsenic in the oranges and there was no arsenic on the cotton or excelsior. Since then the nranire have been kept at the state laboratory torv. lr Whitner said he also receive.! a tin box. an instrument with a handle arid some cloths, which also had paris W t.atiliivl anil ,1 till Via gTeen. iat , - ....... if" ii pnr-inn ,..r -' - from 50 to 60 fatal doses. Still another he received contained orangf and some red hair. There was arsenic in the orange. Mrs. Wells' Queer Actions. Sheriff U. C. Holmes tentified to re - - . . . 1 ceiving orange in a glass jar irom tomey dishing, keeping them until the grand jurr met and then turning them over to the states attorney. He raid an instrument and a tin ho were found in Miw. WHls cell when a wonMin went there t search. Mrs. Wells cried . . ,w A mA tk. .!. -ft- - - erward. she cut off her hau- and tore off her clothe Tbe sheriff testified that he found Mrs. Wells in the bathtub with nearlv ali her fWh" torn lnm ber budv,' aad n said that if some im- inary person would keep , away she wouldn't .take any more poison. The I ..i :,r r,....i. 4i..t lm u'riimiii wn-A nnriiii hmmiiii. inn, ........... -- e :..., J!.. 1... u... 41, u tv. ieiglllll)( IIIBtHllllV, UUt 1HUV " , T time, lie suid Mrs. WVIls was, V. bv Miss Kathcriuo LrlManc. . s. , ;-' 'Mrs. Anna Lnwson of Harre w)t .c.t on the stand. She told of searching Mrs. Wells in her cell ar.d finding an awl in one of her. stockings and some gum ilrops. ' She said Mrs. Wells ap peared nil right -except a little nervous. State's Attorney Ladd was the last witness on the stand this forenoon. He told about finding some cloths and pieces of orange in the cell of Mrs. Wells, where be went with Howard Morgan, a detective, and Sheriff Holmes. They found Mrs. Wells in the bathtub, he .testified. The witness said Mrs. Wells used a Fisher woman's name and said: "I can't takt that poison." Mrs. Wells Sticks To Story. Mrs. Wells was on the stand all yes terday afternoon .under cross-examination, which was not finished. Mrs. Wells said that she bad never doubted but that the children were poisoned by the condensed milk on the bread. Her hus band, she said, had always teen kind ond when Mr. Austin asked her if she IjA-ed him she replied that she did. She .Vitted that her husband once gave neJ. to pay taxes and that she used it ot'J'wiM'- Certain letters that Mr. Austin staked if she wrote in jail and gave to hVr husband to mail, she denied ten. She told 0.1" 6 "i ber husband in which there was a hole about the size o.- uean, ,.. v poured the. paris' . She disposed of the oranges b.vJw' thein into the toilet, as she did a the pans green brought to her in a Uk Her husband brought her oranges thivV times and no one saw him give them t,l though a woman detective was in th he came with the third ins''mnt. These last she gave to her attorne.V8""7" ing that Lena Fisher had brought iV.m: , She was very emphatic in ber deiNal that she had "doctored" the oranges her r i ; u self, also that she had threatened trie children. She said she acted insane be cause her husband told her to do so. She denied having a syringe or any thing with which to put poison into (Continued on fifth page.) BOAT WAS CAPSIZED AND ONE MAN DROWNED Henry Mellish, Victim at Bellows Falls Yesterday, and Stephen Cowee Nar royly Escaped Like Fate. Bellows Falls. May 0. Henry Mellish, aged 25. was drowned yesterday in the Connecticut river alwut two and a half miles below this village, and Stephen Cowee narrowly escaped a similar fate. The men were employes of the "Home stead" firm and had started on a flat bottom boat to get a wagon truck that had floated to an island opposite the farm during the March freshet. Cowee aw a floating tree top and had barely warned-1 his .companion t t'imk out,'' when the submerged trunk hit the craft and capsized it." Hoth men were thrown into the water and Cowee managed to cling to the overturned boat. He says Mellish rose to the surface but once and made no out cry. Cowee floated nearly half a mile down stream before he could reach the shore. He was almost exhausted. Mel lish wa married and leaves a wife and three children. B. & A. LABORERS STRIKE. Want Increase of Pay to Two Dollars Per Day. Worcester, Mass., May 9. Between SrtO and 400 track men employed on the Worcester section of the Boston & Al bany railroad wont on strike yesterday for "an increase in pay from $1-75 to $2 a day. For a time it looked as if there might be trouble and a squad of 10 policemen was detailed to see that the crowd, mostly foreigners, did not cut loose. The difficulty started with a gang of men who w ere ordered to board a work train for Asbland. The men refused to go unless theywero given an increase in pay. fine of the men who wanted to stick to" his job was struck over the head with a shovel and his scalp laid open so badly that Dr. Kendall Kmerson was called to sew up the wound. The strikers quickly passed the word among the other foreigners at work on j of the trouble was telephoned to tne company headquarters in Boston and some of the officials came tip yesterday afternoon and had a conference with a committee of the strikers and it was re ported last nig'ht that a vast majority of the men will be back on the job at their old pay, as they did not want to strike but ouit work beca-use they were afraid of the leaders. Trouble was expected around the pay car last night but the men came up and got what was due them in a peaceable manner. ONE FULL DAY OF REST. Assured Industrial and Mercantile Em ployes in Massachusetts. Boston. May 8. -One full day of rest A is anr(it fnm!ftve4 in in - .l,.rrial and mercantile establishments throughout Massachusetts, bv a hilf signed by Governor Fos to-day. Kx ceptions are made in the cases of news paper workers, janitors, baker, drug clerks and persons raring for tires and machinery. JAPAN'S FORMAL PROTEST. Against California Alien Land Bill Pre sented To-day. Washington. D. C. May --Jinan's formal protest against the California alien land bill was ubmitted to Secre i.,r Rrvia to-dav bv ui. I Mi'na. in person. t i ... hr-.nnlM f , Nfrr. me r..... " i , .. . I tary Bryan by IWIcnt W iln an ! Members of the rah-ns-t at the regular ji - m. At the .!.. of the meeting. Swytary iryan sain ni" ment to" make at this time. Weatfcer Forecast. Generally fr and cooler to night and Satur.U' :' frtt to nig'it if the weather clrar-. .'Merate eoutfiwct to aortl.cast winJs. among the other foreigners at worK on irit ,, hgd kcI,t .itB ,im f0n tl.e grade crossing job and elsfw here j8Unt,'v sh, lfft ,,im at work with a along the line so that by noon there was , mtn v,s(prlav. But about 11:30 nothing doing in the. way of work. Word i Uy fmni y veyt body In PRICE. ONE A CENT. f lS MADE A LARGE HOLE White River Junction Sus tained Loss of $25,000 This Morning FOUR BUILDINGS WERE DESTROYED Fire Broke Out in the Globe Theatre at 1:30 O'clock , . White River Junction, May 9. Fira which broke out in the Globe theatre on Gates street about 1:30 o'clock thi morning destroyed the theatre, the Grecn ough block, adjoining, on Gates street and facing on" Main street, the Hir'Iaui garage and the X. P. Wheeler house, occupied by Abram Barron. This total loss is estimated at $25,000, with insur ance of $18,000.. The fire was discovered by William Brand, a night telephone operator, who rang in the alarm at 1:30 o'clock, but it had gained such heaway that three streams of water 'which the tire de partment soon turned on the blaze were of little effect in stayiiifir its progress. n,'nd the theatre was entirely consumed. lom the theatre the fire spread to the i N. Greenough block adjoining, which as occupied as a store on the first floo," and as a tenement above. This buildn destroyed. The Wheel er house wasalsQ practically destroyed. Mr. Barron, w'10 nas oeen 'c't many months, was sa'cly removed from th'a house. The buildi.V in the rear of t,,e Globe theatre, whicA was occupied by W. G. Bellam of Norwich as a garage, was destroyed, with tLee automobiles that were stored in it aA the time. The cement building of J I'. Wheeler was also damaged to some .Vent and the tenants of it suffered frov1! water. These were the Green Mountaii." Card Co., A. P. Wright, printer, and the T"Jiite River Drying & Cleansing Co. The losses are estimated as follows f Greenough building Greenough buildings, including the theatre V P. Wheeler building Bellam garage Cone A. Bradley, grocers in Greenough building Qjthcr... minor Jpsaes 'J. . . 4,000 $1 1 .ooo 3.500 2,000 4.300 a nnn Total .1...-...; ........ 25,00O As stated above, this loss is partially covered by about 18.000 insurance. ; The Are ' was just- across the street from the Junction house, and the guests and other occupants of the hotel were routed out as a measure of precaution. The gravel roof was useful in prevent ing the fire catching on the hotel struc ture, but one end of the building was so close to the flames that water was played on it to save the hotel and the several stores which occupy the lower floor. Many of the guests were aroused by the noise of the fire fighting and were dressing when warned that it might be best to get out of the building. MELANCHOLIA THE CAUSE. Solomon S. Caswell Hanged Himself at Cambridge. Cambridge. May f. Solomon S. Cas well committed suicide yesterday hy hanging himself in the barn of the farm he had recently purchased. Melancholia is thought to have been the cause of his act. For 23 years Mr. Caswell lived on the Fred Van Sicklen farm in South Burlington, and when that was sold he moved to Burlington, but being discon tented bought a farm here, where he had moved a week ago yesterday. He was 48 years old. Mrs. Caswell had been anxious for some time regarding her husband's health the barn. Besides his wife, Mr. Caswell is sur vived by a daughter, Florence, and a son. Archie, who lives at Essex. The body was taken last evening to Burlington, where the funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Baptist church. The Odd Fel lows will have charge of the funeral. MRS. ADDIE L. RICHARDSON. Died at Her Home in Washington Vil - lage Yesterfiay. Washington, May 0. Addie I Rich ardson, wife of (ieorge W. Richardson.' passed away ycsieruri.y u.-n- at her home in this vnisge. .-ne i-- her husband, one daughter, Miss Mvr tie B. Richardson, and two sons, I. D., and William J. Richardson, to mourn i her loss. The funeral will be held at ;tbc bouse Sunday afternoon. WANT GAMES WITH BARRE. Hardwick "Soccer" Football Team Has Organised. . Hardwick. May fl. A meeting of Hard wick football players was held Tuesday (evening and a "sorcer club was formed. The follow ing olticers were eiecrea: ric-id-nt. Walter Mathie-on; secretary and trraMiror. Walter R. WiUon; committee, William Smith. George Skinaer and Les he Smith. The team would like games with any of the Barre club, adrire Sec. Walter "R. Wilson. Box 31. llardwk k, Vt. Pleaded Not Guilty. John Carls4.n wa arraigned before Judj." II. W. SVott in city court this fore noon on a breach of the peace charge, to which be entered a plea of not guilty. Tbe ca acaint him a continued a week, the re,in,ient furnihing bail in the um f '-V" for a future appearance, win- he w ill - g-ven a hearing. ar!.n w arrcrtrd bv Officer Harry . amble on a warrant )ud by tbe grand juror.