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VOL. XVII NO. 112. BARltE, VERMONT, SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1913. PRICE, ONE CENT. THE BAR-RE TIMES STOPPED ONCE CROSSING ALPS Successful Flight " Halted Long Enough to Replen ish the Machine 160-MILE AIR TRIP IN 3 HRS., 45 MIN Oscar Bimer, Frenchman, Is Second Aviator to s , to Succeed Basil, Switzerland, July 26. Another flight across the Alps was made to-day by a French aviator, Oscar Bimer, who flew from Milan to Basil, a distance of 160 miles, in three hours and forty-five minutes. Bimer made a brief stop at LieBtalle to replenish his machine. The greatest height attained by his aero plane was 10,000 leet. SHIP NO ARMS TO EITHER SIDE Is Present Policy of the United States in Relation to the Mexican f ' Situation. Washington, D. C. July 26. While administration officials here believe that the crisis will not be reached in Mexico until the northern rebel armies press closer to Mexico City and the federal strongholds, indications last night were that an effort would be made by the Washington government to pursue well-defined policy before events reached a critical stage. The first step in the formulation of a Tiolicv will be taken to-day, when Am liassador Henry Lane Wilson will bring to the president and Secretary Bryan first-hand information ot the situation there. Mr. Bryan announced emphatical ly that there was no disposition on the part of the administration here to inter rotate Ambassador Wilson about the nu ineroua reports alleging activity on his part in connection with the downfall ot Madero and the establishment of the JIuerta regime. He added that the am bassador had been called merely to throw light on present conditions in the troub lous republic Ambassador Wilson probably will be asked to appear betore the senate com mittee on toreign relations. Immediately after his conference with the ambassador, Mr. Bryan is scheduled to appear before the Senate committee on foreign relations, further to present the administrations plan tor a protec torate over Nicaragua, but on the same, occasion, it is expected that he will be asked to outline the developments toward a Mexican policy. Members of the committee, as well as the Senate generally, are strongly inclined towards some executive actum by wuicn an ot the factions in the Mexican dispute can get arms from the United States. It was apparent that the present pol icy of the administration was to prevent all shipments in arms to either side, pending a final determination on this point. It is believed that after the president and Secretary Bryan has obtained from Ambassador Wilson his own ideas and interpretations of the political situation in the Mexican capital, the recent sug gestion of an American offer to media tion may be followed as an evidence of the good intentions of the Washington government. Information trom lederal as well as constitutionalist sources yes terday, however, was to the effect that national pride would prevent both sides from considering mediation by a toreign government. Should it develop that overtures of the United States towards peace were not favorably received, it is expected that the Washington government will thereupon pronounce itself on the ques tion of arms and ammunition, in all probability lifting the embargo so that all sides "can buy munitions of war. Such a development probably would so strengthen the constitutionalists' cause as to bring matters to a crisis speedily and possibly a quick overthrow of the Huerta government, a contingency which many Washington officials believe is in evitable. AUSTRIA TAKES A HAND. Warns Greeks and Servians to Stop Hostilities at Once. London, July 26. The important de yelopment yesterday in the Balkan sit uation was a demand presented by the Austrian representatives at Athens and Belgrade for an immediate cessation of hostilities, together with a warning that Austria will not allow Bulgaria to be too greatly humilated. It was de clared in Vienna last night that should Greece and Servia still oppose an armis tice, a Roumanian army, acting as man datory of Austria and Russia, will pre vent any attack on Sofia, and that Aus tria will take even more energetic steps, if necessary, to stop the war. Should it be true that Austria and Russia thus have agreed to co-operate, the pressure exercised doubtless will be effective. In the military sphere the principal news is that the Servians have invested the ancient fortress at Vidin, Bulgaria, which is situated on the Danube 130 miles south of Belgrade. The Tall of the fortress cannot be long delayed, in fact a Belgrade dispatch reKrts that Gen eral Kutuntchclf's troops already sre beginning to surrender. Yidin. which has a population of 15,000, will be Ser via's biggest capture during the war. The news was received yesterday from the Turkish side, but it is reported that The Porte has ordered the mobilization of three army corps at Asia Minor. "Lefty" Lifield, for years one of the star pitchers of the big league, who was mid by the Chicago Cubs to the Atlanta club, refuses to join the latter organiza tion. He is getting old in years and has gone to St. I.ouis, where he will launch forth in business. WASTE ALLOWED TO ACCUMULATE In the Binghamton Factory, Where So Many Lives Were Lost Earlier in the Week Taking Testi mony in the Case. Binghamton, N. V., July 20. Reed B. Freeman, president and general manag er of the Binghamton Clothing Co., where many lives were lost by fire Tuesday afternoon, gave highly important testi mony at the inquest yesterday in 1 the courthouse at the hearing conducted by Coroner R. A. Seymour and under cross examination by "Dist. Atty. Meagher. Representatives of the various state and civil bodies investigating the fire were in attendance. Mr. Freeman testified that: The only means for fighting fire in the factory were "about nine pails of water to each floor." lie had never read section 83-C of the factory laws, which provides that "all waste materials, cuttings and rubbish shall be entirely removd from the fac tory building at least once each day." That cuttings, etc., were sent to the cellar in shutes, where they were bagged and stored for some time before- being sent away. In his opinion, if there had been a standpipe and hose on the first floor, the fire might have been controlled when first discovered. Sidney Dimmock, who lost his life try ing to save the girls, had charge of the details of fire drill and fire alarm in the factory. While on the stand, Mr. Freeman's eyes filled with tears as he told of see ing the girls burned before his eyes as he watched the fire, after narrowly es caping the. flames. He had never inves tigated the merits of automatic, sprink lers or chemical extinguishers. He had always considered that if fire destroyed the staircase leading from the fourth floor to the third floor, the girls on the fourth floor could escape by way of the roof as the fire escape had been con tinued up to the roof especially to pro vide for such an emergency. freeman's attention was called to the fire when his wife screamed and ran to the telephone. Freeman then ran to nvestigate and ordered men to throw water on the flames. - He said the flames seemed to come from some place under the shelf previously mentioned as the j place of the origin of the fire. He gath ered up some inflammable raincoats to get them out of the way. W hen he re turned from the next room a few sec onds later, the flames drove him back and into the street. The evidence given by Reed B. Free man and by frank freeman (not related to Reed) would seem to indicate that the fire did not start on the shelf men tioned so many times by others; hut tlwt it started on the floor beneath the shelf and appeared to originate on the shelf because there it first burned its way through to the sight of observers From the questions asked bv District Attorney Meagher, it would seem that he has in mind bringing out testimony tending to show that the fife originated in the cellar in the bags of cuttings. One More Body. It was developed that only $33,000 in surahee was carried on the stock. $7,000 on the fixtures and equipment of the fac tory, and $18,000 on the building. One more body was recovered vester dav. The debris in the cellar has been pretty well sifted and it is not thought any more bodies will be found. It is the belief of some of the searchers that some of the bodies were completely de stroyed, reduced to unrecognizable a.hes bv the intense heat. M.ivor J. J. Irving last night asked (he Associated Press to correct an erroneous statement that had been published broad cast to the effect that the unidentified dead will be buried in one common grave at the coming public funeral. "Even though the remains be charred beyond human resembknee," said Mayor Irving 'each will have a separate casket and be buried with appropriate ceremonies." The local relief fund tias gone over the $100,000 mark. So contributions are sought from outside Binghamton and its suburbs. The Wagner-Smith factory investigat ing commission will meet in Albany aft er the inquest to arrange for an inde pendent inquiry into the fire. lhe public Mineral and memorial serv ice for the unidentified victims' will be held in Stone opera house Sunday after noon. DISORDERLY CONVICTS PLACED IN AUBURN Trip From Sing Sing Prison Said To Have Been Made Without Unusual Disturbance for Such a Crowd. Auburn, N. Y., July 26. Sixty con victs, comprising' the first section of a ransfer of reputed bad men from Sing Sinjf prison, reached here last night. he convicts arrived sn absolute silence and a crowd of 1,600 persons who lrad gathered at the prison thought the car was empty until the prisoners stepped from the train between a lane of keep ers. All the Auburn guards, day and night men, were on nana ana nnea mo way from the train across to the prison gates. The convicts were worn out and were hoarse because of their conduct en route. At nearly all station where the train stopped the men made noisy demon strations, calling for fair treatment and begging for tobacco. "We're all in," whispered one of the arrived prisoners to a keeper ho recog nized as he entered the basement of the administration building. It was stated, however, by guards who came from Sing Sing with the convicts, that the trip was no more disorderly than is usual in the transfer of a num ber of convicts from one prison to an other. Following their arrival the con victs were placed in the administration building until their shackles were chis elled oft and then were locked up in a reserved section of the north wing. Sup per of tea and bread was served the men snd they soon dropped off to sleep in their cells. A report was received here before the train arrived that shooting had been nec essary as the train left Syracuse and that one convict had been shot. State Detective Jackson, in charge of the convicts, denied this emphatically saying: "There ns absolutely no trou ble of any kind. In fact the men were not as disorderly as had been the case often in the past.'' LESS ARDENT. FOR REVOLT Enthusiasm of Some of the Chinese Dampened by Rebel Reverse SOUTHERN REBELS LOSE ACTIVE AID Japanese Marines Have Been Landed on Chi nese Territory Fuchow, China, July 26. The defeat of the southern revolutionary troops at Shanghai seems to have dampened the ardor of the people of Fo Kien, who sym pathize strongly with the rebel move ment but now seem inclined to remain passive unless the southerners achieve an important military success. A small mi nority of the more youthful and hot headed element clamor for war in order to redress the grievances of the people. Following the withdrawal of the mili tary from Fuchow on Sunday a detach ment of Japanese marines landed on Tuesday. In the foreign colonies the. impression prevailed tliat the landing of these marines was necessary. Many Christian missionaries have been recalled from the, interior owing to the possibil ity of outbreaks there. Shanghai, July 2ti. The revolutionary cause here appears to be waning, J.Vi spite the large number of rebel rein forcements, the attacks on the arsenal by the southerners Thursday night and yesterday failed completely and Dr. Wu Ting Fang, former Chinese minister to the United States, Gen. Wen Tattng Yao and other prominent rebels, after a con ference yesterday, telegraphed President Yuan Shi Kai proposing a basis for peace negotiations. It is now known that Sue Chow Fu, in the province of Kiang Su, is in posses sion of the northerners. The military governor of the province of Hu Nan, one of the chief tea producing' sections of the empire, has proclaimed the neutral ity of his district, and the military gov ernor of Che Kiang province is firmly suppressing; all propaganda against Yuan Shi Kai. Despite the negotiations made yester day afternoon for an armistice, fighting was resumed at 9 o'clock last night. The southerners, reinforced by 500 Cantonese and also 1,000 Huananese, again at tacked the arsenal but were defeated with considerable louse. The forces at the mouth of the river have now joined the loyalists. lhe city presents an extraordinary ap pearance. Fires are blazing on the out skirts of the native citv and thousands of homeless Chinese refugees are camp ing in the streets. The roof gardens of the hotels are crowded with foreigners, watching the fighting. Last night searchlights of the British warships were trained on the custom house and the ammunition magazines. It is reported that the rebels are fall ing back throughout the Yang Tse val ley and that the government steadily is gaining the upper hand. Three British warships, two rrench cruisers, a Dutch cruiser and a Japan ese cruiser arrived here vestenlav. Ma rines were landed from the French" ves sels. A French priest at Aurora university was seriously wounded yesterday by a stray bullet from the rebel lines. A lavmen in this city, which was being used as a prison was set on fire yesterday and 200 convicts escaped, in cluding Yung Kwei Shing. the instiga tor of the murder of (Jen. Sung Chiao Gen, ex-minister of education, who-'was assassinated here last Mireh and whose taking off was the chief cause for the present rebellion. Looting continue here. SOUTHERN REBELS WEAKENED. By Reason of Desertions and Dissensions From the Ranks. I'ekin, July 26. The situation in the fighting center remained unchanged yes terday, except for a weakening; in the southern forces by reason of desertions from many dissensions in their ranks. The outbreak is causing- dismay in the commercial world and numerous tele grams from commercial bodies continue to urge President luan Slu Kai to sup press the rebellion and demonstrate that he has not lost tits bold. The rebel leaders steadily are winning over half-hearted officials, who are await ing the issuo of events. Parliament, meanwhile, ds quietly transacting onlv unimportant business. The opposition members are afraid to proclaim their sympathy with the rebels as these de sire to retain their membership should the rebellion collapse. Therefore they are avoiding all reference to the rebel lion. (Jen. Feng" Kwo Chang, with 5,000 men of all arms, Thursday and yesterday was advancing toward Sub. Chow, where he will join Gen. Chang Hsun and -Gen. Tsao 1m, who have 15,000 troops. It is understood that the combined forces will march to Nanking against the south erners, who are retreating on thit city from Linhuaku. The southerners apparently plan to retreat when they are forced to do so and generally to pursue a policy of pas sive resistance, imposing heavy taxa tion in the districts they control, hoping that the government will be limbic to bear a long financial strain. Several prominent southerners already have been forced to contribute substantially to the rebel cause. The government has requested the legations to agTee to domiciliary searches of the houses of their nationals suspected of harboring Chinese offenders ami also to the trial by Chinese court martial of foreigners assisting the rebels. This is aimed at the Japanese, but its rejection is inevitable, owing to conflicting treaties. JAIL FUGITIVE CAUGHT. Stephen O'Brien, Who Was Let Out of Newfane Jail to Work. Brattleboro, July 2(1. Stephen O'Brien who escaped from the county jail at Acwtane on July 3, was recaptured yes terday and returned to that institution to Iks taken later to the house of cor rection at Rutland, where he will be confined for not less than Bix months and not more than seven months for fur nishing intoxicating liquor in Grafton His sentence to Newfane jail was for intoxication and was for 20 days, be ginning June 26. O'Brien was released from the jail by tne temporary jailer upon the represen tation of II. H. Howe of Brookline, who informed him that Deputy Sheriff Earl Davis, keeper of the jail, had promised iiiiu a man to neip on ins farm, u linen was selected and promptly took advant age of the temporary liberty and tried to maJke it permanent. Chief Severance informed the sheriff Thursday that O'Brien had been Been in and about Bellows Falls and the sheriff with Deputy Davis and Deputy George r. Alexander ot !axton River con verged on Bellows Falls. . Yesterday they went to the railroad cut in North Walpole, two entering iron eacii enu, ana rounded up a gang oi noDoes ot vviucn unnen was an hon ored member. They promptly arrested him and in a short time he was back it Newfane jail. He will get no more chances to help any of the nearby farm era in their work. The arrest was made in New Hampshire, but there was no hesitancy on the part of the officers in making it as O'Brien was a fugitive from justice. II. H. Howe, who is charged with being directly' responsible for the brief liberty enjoyed by O'Brien, has since been ar rested on a charge of aiding in the es cape of a prisoner and is held under bonds for the county court in Septem bcr. INJUNCTION STOPS RACES. Buffalo Grand Circuit Event Was Con trary to Law. Buffalo, K. Y., July 26. The grand circuit races, postponed Thursdav on e. count of rain, were officially declared on" at noon yesterday. i ne decision came when an lniunc- tion, restraining the trotters from using tne track yesterday afternoon, was served on the association by John Madi gan, owner of the Fort Erie track. The Canadian law limits the light harness stars to three days. Thursday the first heat of two races was finished "before the ram interfered. Mr. Madigan believed that the racing or the two heats constituted a day s rac ing and wired the crown authorities tor advice. The. replv was that the light ha mess horses hail had three days and to oar mem yesterday to escape violat ing the law. Secretary Neally stated that the heats raced ihursday constituted a race and that the money is divided in the order of finish. Walter Cox gets the big end of the $5,000 Fort Erie purse, winning with Del Rev. Billy M., a recent half miler, ptured first money in the 2:09 pace. As the free-for-all pace was not started Thursday before 4he rain fell, the race is lost to the horsemen. ROCHESTER PAPER HAS FOURTH FIRE The Union and Advertiser Plant Dam aged to Extent of 130,000 This Morning An Incendiary Suspected. Rochester, N. Y., July 26. Fire early to-day did $30,000 damage Jo the plant of The I'nion and Advertiser, an after noon newspaper. It was the fourth fire in two weeks in the same building. It is believed they are incendiary. 'QUIET IN COPPER BELT. Slight Disorders Do Not Warrant Call ing on State Troops, Calumet, Mich., July 26. Reports that Governor W. N. Ferris ,would come to Houghton to help arrange a settlement of the strike of l.i,0O0 copper mine em ployes brought out an unofficial state ment from the mine managers that they would welcome the governor's presence, l-ater, however, word was received here that the governor had no prraerit inten tions of coming to the copper regions, or of "withdrawing the militia, which is protecting the mines. Slight disorders occurred during yes terday. I'nion sympathizers drove away the sheriff's deputies at the Baltic, Tri Mmintain and other mines, but the sit uation was not considered serious enough to warrant calling on the state troops. The union officials, after a conference in the afternoon, issued a statement ex plaining why the strike had been called. According to this statement the re quest of the miners for a conference with the mine owners for the adjustment of grievances relative to hours, "wages and conditions of lalxw. was absolutely ig nored bv the employers. "A strike or silent submission was the onlv alterna tive presented to the miners of the dis trict,'' the statement concludes. AN EVEN BREAK. Williams' Victory Made up for Mc- Loughlin's Defeat. Wimbledon, England, July 26. The United States lawn tennis team attack ing the English holders of the Dwight F. Davis international lawn tennis trophy, had to content itself yesterday with a drawn battle after two very hard fought five-set matches in which J. C. Parke, the Irish champion, beat Maurice E. Mc laughlin of San Francisco and the other American contestant, R. Norris Wil liams, gained a victory over the vet eran, C. H. Dixon. The large crowd was fairly' impar tial, but the eagerness of themajority to see (ireat Britain win, led to several demonstrations in favor of the defend ers. WILL REMAIN FIVE DAYS. American Training Ship Ranger Is Now Off Italy. Legcrn, Italy, July 26. The American training ship Ranger arrived here to-day from Naples and is expected to remain five dsvs. Weather Forecast. Sundav fair; warmer ii the interior; light to moderate west winds becoming variable. MADE ILLEGAL TO GIVE A TIP St. Louis City Council Last Night Adopted an Ordinance MINIMUM FINE IS TEN DOLLARS Hotel and Restaurant Wait ers Also Forbidden to Receive Tip St. Louis, July 28, The city council last night passed a bill making jt a misdemeanor to give or receive a tip in a hotel or restaurant. A fine of $10 to $50 may be levied for each offense. Half the fine will be given to the police informant of violation of the anti-tip-ping ordinance. lhe anti-tipping measure was passed without opposition following a public hearing in which scores of waiters at tributed the, strike of local hotel em ployes to the low wages resulting from the tipping practice. PROGRESS WAS 3IADE TOWARD SETTLEMENT Mediators Put in Hard Day's Work Not Adjourning Till This Morning and Will Meet Again To-day. New York, July 26. It was early this morning before the federal mediators, who are trying to bring the eastern rail roads and their trainmen together on an arbitration agreement concluded their long day of labor. At that time, while official utterance was lacking, appear ances indicated that progress liad been made, although it was said at one time during the day that the situation was acute. Further meetings of the medi ators with both the trainmen's and the managers' committee are scheduled for to-day. APPOINTED A VIRGINIAN. To Be "Federal" Trust Buster and As sistant to McReynolds. Washington, D. C, July 26. George Carroll Todd of Virginia was nominated bv President Wilson yesterday to be assistant to Attorney-General MeReyn olds and "trust buster" of the adminis tration to succeed James A. Fowler of Knoxville. Tenn., who will retire on Au gust 1. Mr. Todd, now a special assistant to the attorney -general, has had extensive experience in anti-trust work, lie en tered the. department of justice IS years ago and participated in the government's dissolution case against the Northern Securities company. He later entered private practice and then became as sistant counsel for the government in the prosecution of the "hard coal trust." BALL PLAYER HURT. Agnew of St. Louis Had Bone in Face Smashed. Washington, 1). C, July 26. Samuel Agnew, catcher for the St. Louis Ameri- cm. who was nit on tne neaa ty a pitched ball in the Washington -St. Louis game yeterday, was rushed last night to a local hospital. It was found that a bone beneath the left eve had been brok en, causing slight concussion of the brain nd the pHiyer had suffered several hemorrhages. Physicians said his condi tion was serious. TALK OF THE TOWN Mrs. Charles Stevens of Highland avenue went to-day for a short visit to East Montpelier and North Montpelier. Miss Ada Bianchi of Summer street, who is taking a three weeks' vacation from her duties in the Daylight store, is entertaining her cousins, the Misses liiam hi of New York City. The Swedish Pleasure club held its regular semi-annual meeting at the home of Edwni Erickson of Grant avenue last evening. The old board of directors was elected to serve until January. Refresh ments were served before the meeting adjounid. An item in yesterday's Times stating that, the Tenncy corporation was ex pending considerable money on its Gran iteville transformer station should have placed the figure' at $25,000, instead of $2,000, as a typographical error made it appear. To-moiyiw will be the first Sunday of the East Montpelier campmeeting. and there will be three services, at 10:30 A. m., 2:30 and 7:30 p. m. The meet ings will continue daily through Sun day, August 3, with services at the hours stated. Barre will be represented by dele-1 gates at the district convention of the Swedish order of Vasa to be held at Rutland, August 31 and September 1. .Many local adherents of the Barre lodge are looking forward with interest to this event. The district embraces the territory of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and the province of Quebec, The convention will be made a noteworthy one in .the annals of the organization. Speakers of prominence connected with the order will deliver speeches at the convention. One of the features of the event will be a concert composed of cele brated Swedish singers. President Navin of the Detroit Tigers has formulated an idea that may be accepted with general approbation by the .American landom. avin lives in hopes of seeing games slated for double- headers chopped down to seven innings each. Double bills usually consume alxnit four hours anyway, and towards the close of the second contest interest seems to wane. The prolonged playing period is a great strain on the players, and there seems little doubt that Na vin s idea would oe accepiea wnnout murmur from the players, fans and club owners alike. RURAL BANKING IS FAVORED By American Commission on Agriculture Which Has Been Investigating Conditions in Europe. New York, July 26. Back from Eu roje, where it has been investigating ag ricultural conditions, the American com mission on agricultural co-operation an nounced yesterday that it has secured a wealth of information which it be lieves will enable it to prepare its re port and submit the document before the end of the present year. Thirty-six states of the union, as well aB four provinces of Canada, are repre sented ( in the personcl of the commis sion, which includes a federal commis sion of seven members appointed by the president of the United States, i lie movement represented by it is nation wide, intended to interest the rural pop ulation in betterment measures along financial business and social lines. There were 61 members of the com mission on board the steamer Cedno which arrived yesterday from Liverpool. W 1t.l1 about as many more commission ers, who have either remained abroad or returned earlier they have been in Eu rope since April. The commissioners'' have prepared a letter outlining their work in Europe, to be sent to the governors of the stites represented and to farmers' organiza tions and agricultural institutions throughout the country. Co-operation among farmers, credit systems and the organization of mral life in European countries have been the particular sub jects of study. The commission in its letter says it found the prevailing rate of interest paid h- farmers from short tune loans from lour to five and one half per cent, on terms "generally bet ter than available" to American farm ers." "The organization for production and distribution of farm products follow co operative lines," the letter continues, "Farm products are sold by the pro ducer at a relatively higher price and are bought by the consumer at a rela tively lower price, localise the cost of distribution is considerably lowered by co-operative marketing.' "I have not had time to discuss the matter at any length with the members of the commissions, but it may be said that t heir 'reports will urge the adoption of 8"me kind of rural banking system which will meet the needs of the "farm ers of this country," said the president of the commission. United States Sen ator Fletcher of Florida, last night. BAIL FIXED AT St.ooo. In Cases of Men Arrested at Burlington in Alleged White Slave Cases. Burlington, July 26,Duboise and Gamcloin, the two men from Montreal ulio were arrested two weeks ago on harges of bringing women into the United States for immoral purposes, were arraigned before United States Commissioner H. B. Shaw yesterday, and bail was fixed in each case in the sum of $1,000. The respondents . were without counsel and the hearing was continued until 10:30 a. m. August 5. United States District Attorney Alex ander Dunnett of St. Johnsbury was present to represent the government. The hearing will be held in Mr. Shaw's office. The men were arrested by a special agent of the government, Deputy United States Marshal Thomas Reeves and J. Edward Reeves. They had come from Montreal with Yvonne Cheeheps, 19 years of age, and an older sister. The former went back to Montreal and di vulged the story to Gameloin's wife, who made the complaint. CHASE DEAL STANDS. New York American Team's Protest Was Not Allowed. Chicago, July 26. President Johnson of the American league has announced after an investigation of the protest of the New York club in regard to the deal by which Hal Chase was procured by Chicago in exchange for players Zeider and Borton, that the New York club did not have any basis for its com- laint. President Johnson said that Zeider had played for ten days previous to the trade and for five days follow ing the deal, thus refuting the claim that he was not in proper physical con dition. IN BANKRUPTCY COURT. Sale of Property in L. A. Averill Case Reported to Referee. In bankruptcy court at Montpelier to day Virgil E. Avers, receiver in the case of L. A. Averill. reported the sale of the mill property and tenement house on South Main street, Barre. to William Mears for 113.100. The settle ment of the chancery case of the will of the late Ambrose Averill, in which L. A. Averill was one of the heirs, was also reported. In addition to-day, Joseph Gregoire was discharged from bankruptcy. An Old Case Settled. The case of Mrs. E. Alice Averill of Barre vs; Charles W. Averill and others, which has been in litigation several years, has been settled out of court bv allowing Mrs. Averill the sum of $10,500. Mrs. Averill was the widow of Ambrose Averill, end the other heirs to the estate were the late Arthur C. Averill, and Charles W. Averill and Linlev A. Aver ill. The allowance of $10,510 to the wid ow leaves about $27,500 to be divided among the others. E. Alice Averill was the second wife of Ambrose, the marriage taking place in 18WS. Four years later Mr. Averill received injuries in a runaway accident which resulted in his death and Mrs. Averill received serious injuries. Mr. Averill left his widow life interest in real estate oppraist-d at $10..")00, which was to cease if she married again. Mrs. Averill waived the provisions of the will and claimed her share of the estate un der the statutes. Thif probate court up held her, and the other heirs took an appeal. Before the case came to trial in county court, a bill in chancery was brought in March, 1!0.", anil E. V. Smith of Wells River. a chosen nnstcr. From time to time hearing were held and testi mony of 2.0UO typewritten pages was taken, after which, and before the argil-: ments were made before the master, the litigants got together and reached an agreement as shove mentioned. WOMAN NABBED YOUNSoUSPECT Mr, Annie Malmquist of xaple Avenue Her Own Detective HELD PRISONER TILL POLICE CAME Morris Guerin, Aged 18, Pleaded Not Guilty to Theft Charge Morris Guerin, an eighteen-year-old boy, who says his home is in New Ha ven, Conn., is under arrest at police headquarters with a couple of larceny cliargcs hanging over bis head, wbilo Mrs. Annie Malmquist of 54 Maple ave miu and Mrs. Lillian Jones of 16 Central street believe, with reason, they say, that the same Guerin who posed a a peddler among the householders of Summer and Central streets and Maple avenue yester day afternoon is the one who stole a $.1 bill from the former and a band-bag from the latter. The lad was arraigned before Judge H. W. Scott in city court this forenoon and to the two charges of petit larceny preferred against him by State's Attorney J. Ward Carver, ho pleaded not guilty. Shortly before noon, Guerin retained the services of R. A. Hoar od the case was continued until Alonday morning, the defenseasking for a jury'trial. Bail was fixed at $50, which Guerin was ar ranging to furnish. , Guerin's alleged operations and his capture single-handed by Mrs. Malm quist would furnish thrilling material for a moving picture scenario, accord ing to the story told to officers from police headquarters, lhe cinematograph, man wasn't there when Guerin was ap prehended yesterday, but a good many neighbors took up the chase and weru watching Mrs. Malmquist when Officer Harry Gamble arrived to take charge of the prisoner. As the story goes. Guerin had been operating all day in the third ward. He carries a line of water filters, brass pol ish and other contraptions and poses as a peddler. Incidentally it may be said that the officers believe the boy works the peddling game as a cloak for bis daylight depredations in houses where the tenants happen to be absent whn he calls. Y'esterday in the middle of the afternoon, Mrs. Malmquist started up street to get some things for sup per. Her return to the Malmquist home at No. 54 was the occasion for a chorus of stories from the neighbors' children, who told of seeing a man enter the house and then make a hasty exit in th direction of Summer street. Although giving the stories little credence, Mix. Malmquist entered her home to find that a V-spot was missing from her pocket book, which laid on the mantel shelf. Realizing that little time could be lost if she were to regain the alleged stolen propertv, she took up the pursuit. Near the residence of George Hoyt she -spied the missang Mr. Guerin, "who, to tcfl the truth, seemed but little per- ' turbed over the woman's rapid apjiroach. Mrs. Malmquist is a woman whose sta ture couldn't be described as exactly slight and when she made a lunge for Guerin he quickly capitulated. Passers by notified police headquarters, while Mrs. Malmquist clung to iher prisoner. Officer Gamble arrived on, the scene be times and took the man to the station, where a warrant was secured for his de tention. Developments which came this morn ing led the officers to believe that Guerin pursues a systemic game of ojenttin;j among fenantless houses in the daytime while ostensibly engaged in distributing the handy little articles that you attach to the nozzle on the water fauei-f-. Someone on Mummpr street discovered a gr;p in George Hoyt's yard. Investiga tion by the officers showed that it be longed to Guerin and a closer examina tion revealed a small hand bag with a number of papers belonging evidently to Mrs. Jones. When confronted with this new evidence tending to ostabu'sh his guilt, Guerin is alleged to have made a part ial confession. But 'he had changed hi mind this forenoon, for he told Judge Scott .f finding the hand bag near the piazza' at Mrs. Jones! Guerin said ha had been talking1 with Mrs. Jones and had just left the house when he stumbled over the bag. He w looking for the owner when Mrs. Malmquist charged hira yesterday afternoon. Officer consulted Mrs. Jonea to-day and she denied having seen Guerin at all, although she recog nized the bag a hers and said she had missed it yesterday after returning from a neighbor's house. She bad loft it on the kitchen table. The boy says he is without friends in Barre, although two or three of his coun trymen talked with him about hi case before court convened. He w-aa born in Russia, but speaks fairly clear English and seemed to understand the court per fectly. 90 YEARS IN SAME HOME. Remarkable Record of Mrs. Delphica Bassett of Burlington. Burlington, July 26. Mrs. Delphina Bassett of Main street yesterday re- ' ceived the congratulations of a large number of friends upon her entrance on her 91st year in excellent health ana with every appearance of being 25 years younger. Mrs. Bassett was born in tho house in which she now lives and has known no other home. The stories she tells of Burlington of more than three quarters of a century ago are highly in teresting and from her many years of residence here she can intersperse her conversation with lively bits of gossip of the early days. Mrs. Rassett's parents were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parady, who came to Bur lington in 110, the year in which the . Unitarian church was erected. Three years later they built the brick house nearly opposite the jail, in which she now lives.