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VOL. XVII NO. 197.
Fails to Respond to Presi
dent Wilson's Order That
He Tender His Resigna
tion as Provisional Presi
dent of Mexico
Rebel Leader in Mexico Says
Armed Intervention - by
Any Country Would Be a
Great Mistake Washing
ton Is Greatly Concerned
Mexico City, Nov. 4. Provisional
President Huerta appears not yet to have
replied to the United States communica
tion demanding his resignation,
Mexico City, Nov. 4. Senor Rabago
presented the memorandum to his chief
late Sunday, but up to to-day Pres
ident Huerta has returned no answer
and, as far as could be learned, had
guarded its contents from almost all of
his official and intimate counsellors.
Those who learned of the Washington
note regard General Huerta's position as
one, in which he will be forced to give
one of two answers refusal point
blank to comply with the demand,' pos
sibly going so far as to hand the diplo
matic representative his passports or
the elimination of himself officially.
Those most intimate with the pres
ident insist that the latter course will
not be taken! for many reasonschief
among which is that such action would
l 4.. f a ,,.f trt nut-mi iaMirm to the
uc faum un.'n i.u w " " -
rebels. Official Mexico is no longer in
doubt that the Washington administra
tion favors the rebel cause, ana is con
vinced that this is the means adopted-by
President Wilson and Secretary Bryan
to assist C'arranza to win.
General Huerta summoned to the na
tional palace last night the diplomatic
corps, but for what purpose was not re
vealed. Three of the ministers, those of
Germanv, Norway, and Russia, were ab
sent. They have been in Vera Cruz,
where they were in conference with
President Wilson's representative, John
Lind, who is understood to be fully con
versant with ' the latest representations
: irom Washington.
Changes in the military situation
throughout the country yesterday in
cluded! according to the report, the ad
vance of the rebels to attack Zacatecas,
but the government is sufficiently strong
to resist an attack successfully. (Juare
taro, capital of the. state of the same
name, on the main line of the National
railway, south ot San .Louis rotosio, is
surrounded by rebels and practically in
a state of siege. .North of San .Luis
Potosio a new method has been adopted
by the rebels to prevent the operation of
trains. Placards addressed to railroad
employes have been posted notifying
them they will be hanged if they at
tempt to run the trains. As a result the
men are refusing to take out the trains.
Nogales, Senora, Mexico, Nov. 4. "I
consider armed intervention on the part
of the United States or any other power
a great mistake," said General Carran
xa, the Constitutional leader. When
informed by dispatches from Mexico
City, telling the demand of the United
States for the immediate retirement of
Provisional President Huerta, he refused
to discuss the matter further until aftrr
hearing from the agents in Washington.
Meanwhile Pres. Wilson Goes To Prince-
ton, N. J, To Cast His Vote
in State Election.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 4. President
Wilson let the Mexican situation simmer
a few hours to-day while he went to
Princeton to vote. The tension over
this government's ultimatum to Huerta
was not relieved by the president's ad
vance. Just before departing he con
ferred with Secretary Bryan. AH. the
officials are consistently silent over the
notice to Huerta to vacate the provi
sional presidency and to seat no par
tisan. That the elimination of Huerta is an
absolute requirement is admittedly the
fundamental principle of the administra
tion policy, but beyond that the succes
sive steps taken or contemplated are not
disclosed. President Wilson planned to
be in constant touch with the situation
while away. He will return late this
It was evident from a canvass of ad
ministration officials that published sto
ries predicting armed intervention were
not justified at this time. Persons close
to the White House declared that both
President Wilson and Secretary Bryan
were still hopeful that their policy of
moral suasion would succeed, and added
that any assumption that plans for in
tervention were being laid was unwar
ranted. So far as the plans of the administra
tion can be expressed in general terms,
the course that is being pursued is sub
ject to change with the shifting de
velopments of each day, and high otH-
cials admit that daily different phases
of the situation may crop up which make
it impossible to predict even their own
course far into the future.
There is a disposition to handle the
present diplomatic efforts by confining
the discussion to informal parleys at
Vera Cross and Mexico City unemoar
rassed by the publication of any docu
ments which in the Lina-uamooa cor
respondence drew into the negotiations
the public opinion of both countries as
an important factor. The intention, it
is believed by many trained observers,'
is to conduct conversations anil propos
als with the Huerta officials in secret
until there ore tangible developments
This, it is thought, accounts for the
strict reticence that has been manifest
ed in administration circles for many
days. " , . '
In Which Nora Adams Sued Charles W.
Averill and Was Given $300 and
Costs in Lower Court.
The November term of Vermont su
premo court opened with all the judges
present and Chief Justice George M.
Powers presiding. There were about 25
lawyers in attendance.
The principal opinion handed down
was- in the case of James Griffin' vs.
Boston & Maine railroad, in which the
plaintiff was given a $5,000 Verdict in
Windham county court for injuries sus
tained when he was knocked off a bridge
bv an engine while he was working. He
contended that he was not given a safe
place in which to work and was not
set to work with safe fellow employes.
The accident happened in January, 1910,
and the plaintiff was seriously hurt.
The verdict -of the lower coins was
reversed on an error for refusing to
admit as evidence the train register con
taining the entries concerning trains, it
being held that the register is a quasi
public register. In announcing the opin
ion. Judsre Powers said that the case
could be heard on the question of re
versal for liability only, and not on
the question of damages. This is a rule
which has not been in force to any ex
tent. In the Washington county ense of
Nora Adams vs. Charles VY. Averill, in
which the lower court gave 500 and
costs to the plaintiff for injuries sus
tained when struck by the defendant's
automobile in Barre, the verdict was
In the Orange county case of Henry
W. Camp vs. Charles N. Barber, gen
eral assumpsit, tiie judgment of the low
er court was reversed and judgment for
the plaintiff to recover $32 and costs
anu interest. .
The decree was reversed in the ease
of AVetmore & Morse Granite Co. and j
others vs. Maria R. Bertoli, ex., and oth
ers; the demurrer was overruien; me
bill was adjudged sufficient and the
cause was remanded.
It was announced that all the Wash
ngton countv cases were for hearing
with the exception of City of. Moutpe.lier
vs. Central Vermont Railway Co., which
has been continued. '
George H. Gay, Fullback of Union Club
Team, Died at Poenixville, Penn,
To-day, Having Been Hurt
Phoenixvillo, Penn., Nov. 4. George
IL Gay of Williamstown, Mass., a for
mer star player on the Ursinus college
team, died at the hospital to-day of a
broken back sustained in a football game
last Saturday. He was playing full
back on the Union club team against the
Pottstown eleven and was running with
the ball when he was tackled from be
hind and thrown heavily. Later it was
discovered that his spine was injured.
Isaac K. Allen Passed Away Yesterday
. Morning.
Brattleboro, Nov. 4. Isaac Kimberly
Allen, a well-known Civil war veteran,
died yesterday at his home on Spring
street, following a weeek's illness with
ulcer of the stomach. He was 81 years
He was born in Wallingford, Conn.,
June 19, 1832. . He had lived here since
1802. He served in Co. F, 4th Vermont
regiment, in the Civil war. He was a
member of Columbia lodge : of Masons,
Fort Hummer chapter, R. A. M., and
Beauseant commandery, K. T., and a life
member of the Grand Royal Arch chap
ter of Vermont.
He is survived by his second wife, one
son, Frank Allen of New York, and one
daughter, Mrs. Luther Barber of this
town. The funeral services will be
private at the residence Wednesday aft
ernoon. Kev. u. K. trout will officiate
and the burial will be in 'Prospect hill
cemetery. '
But Now It Is Thought Arthur Kingsley
Has Gone Away.
Whitingham, Nov. 4.' The where
abouts of Arthur Kingsley, the prosper
ous farmer of the southwestern part of
this county who has been missing since
last Thursday evening, is still a mys-
terv. Two different parties have been
found who think that they may have
met Kingsley about a mile from the
place where he was seen last on that
evening but they are not sure on ac
count of the darkness. It is thought
at he has gone away somewhere rather
than that foul play has been perpetrated.
John C. Stranahan Hat Been With Wel-
den National Over 25 Years.
St. Albans, Nov. 4. Because of ill
health, John C. Stranahan, who has been
cashier of the Welden National bank' for
21 years, has tendered his resitrnation
and the same has been accepted. ; In all
Mr. Stranahan has been connected with
this bank for more than a quarter of a
century, having entered its employ in
lXHO. He has been quite ill and is 75
years of age.
Weather Forecast.
Cloudv and colder to-night, with rain
or snow in Maine; Wednesday general
ly fair, voider in Maine; moderate to
brisk westerly winds.
Massachusetts State Elec
tion Started Out in a
Downpour To-day
Because in Many Cities Bal
loting Will Run into
the Evening
Seven states are holding elections to
day. Massachusetts, New Jersey and
Virginia choose governors. Maryland
elects a United States senator and state
controller, Pennsylvania two superior
court judges, Kentucky two circuit
judges and legislature. New- York
hooses nine supreme court justices,
chief judge of the court of appeals, as
sociate judge of the assembly and two
state senators. Congressmen are to be
elected in four districts, the third Mass
achusetts, the thirteenth and twentieth
New York and the third Maryland. New
York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati and some
other cities are also choosing new city
Boston, Nov. 4. Rain was falling
when voting began to-day in the annual
election of governor, other state officers
and members of the legislature. The
balloting started early in Boston and in
several other cities, but in many of the
country towns the polls were not opened
until the middle of the forenoon.
Several cities took advantage of the
recent act permitting evening voting,
and the returns in the four-cornered con
test or governor between Gardner, Re
publican; Walsh, Democrat; Bird, Pro
gressive; and Foss, Independent; are ex
pected to be very late, there was a
special election in the third congres
sional district also to fill the vacancy
caused bv the death of Congressman
William H. Wilder.
Clearing weather toward noon brought
out many voters and at noon there was
a decided increase in the size of the vote
as compared with the same time last
year. Governor Foss, who seeks re-election
for the fourth term as an Independ
ent, voted in his Jamaica precinct before
going to . the State . House. Congress
man Gardner returned to his home in
Hamilton last night and was an early
voter. Lieutenant Governor Walsh went
to.Fitchburg, declaring that no doubt he
would- be the next govprnor of Massa
chusetts, and Charles S. Bird, Progres
sive, voted with his mill operatives a,t
Ernest G. McCoy of Pelham, N. H., Died
at Hospital in Nashua This
Nashua. N. H., Nov. 4. F.rnest G. Me
Cov, the Pelham farmer, who shot him
self last Wednesday after slaying his
wife, died at the hospital here to-day.
McCoy had admitted he shot his wife
during a quarrel, and her body remained
in their house for ten days before his at
tempt at suicide led to the discovery.
Dr. Arthur H. Daniels, Formerly of Barre,
in Auto Accident.
News is received here of a serious acci
dent which befell Dr. Arthur H. Daniels
of Northampton, Mass., a former resi
dent of Barre, on the road to Amherst
Saturday night. Dr. Daniels was driving
the. car when it collided with a buggy
driven by Frank Boy of Hadley, accord
ing to the despatches, 'lhe front of the
automobile was much damaged and brok
en pieces from the wind shield inflicted
dangerous cuts on the driver's face.
Both eyes were seriously injured and it
ib leared that he will lose the siitht of
one or both of them. .The doctor wa
carried to his home in Northampton.
Mr. Boy's horse and buggy were much
the worse from the collision, but both
the man and a companion escaped any
injury. '
Dr.. Daniels formerly lived here with
his mother, Mrs. Henrietta Daniels. He
was graduated from Spaulding high
school in the class of 1904, going after
wards to Kirksville, Mo., where he com
pleted a course in the American School
of Osteopathy. He has been practicing
osteopathy in Northampton for several
Was Held at St. Monica's Church To
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah
Jacques of Chelsea, whose death occurred
at the City hospital early Sunday morn
ing, after a long illness, were held at
St. Monica's church this afternoon at
2:30 o'clock, the curate, Rev. A. C. (Jrif
tln, officiating. The bearers were as fol
lows: Elmer Jacques of Barre, a son of
the deceased, Albert Naylor of Fairfield,
a brother-in-law. Marcel Bernasconi of
this city, a brother-in-law, and Charles
Dow of Chelsea, with whom Mra. Jacques
had made her home for some time. The
interment w a made in the Catholic
cemetery on Beckley street.
Charged With Criminal Assault on 13-
Year-Old Stepdaughter.
St. Albans, Nov. 4. Chief of Police J.
F. Maboney has returned from (ireen
ville, Me.', where he arrested W. R.
Dana of this city on a charge of crimi
nal assault on his stepdaughter. Edith
Shover, who is only 13 years old. The
young girl is the daughter of Dana's
wife whom he married last March.
Dana went to 'rcenvil!e a few days
ajio. He win be tried in J-ranklin county
court at the present term,
Of Defense of DeWitftallard Is Brought
to Trial.
Rutland, Nov. 4. A special grand
jury was yesterday summoned to meet
at the county courthouse here next
Wednesday morning' to consider the "case
of DeWitt Ballard of Castleton, who is
accused of having shot and killed
Thomas F. Leahey, a 16-year-old West
Rutland boy, during a Hallowe'en cele
bration. At first Ballard claimed that he mere
ly fired his pistol into the air to frighten
away the noisy boys, not intending to
hit anyone, but it was learned yesterday
that he told the authorities that he
wanted to "get" Paul Farnsworth, a boy
who stood about..-a foot from Leahey
when the fatal shot was fired, because of
various alleged mischievous acts of
young Farnsworth. Some time before
firing Ballard was outside of his house,
where the . alleged murder was com
mitted, talking with some of the party
of which Leahey was a member. He
had his revolver then but was compara
tively calm. Later, when the boys did
not desist in their pranks, it is claimed,
he again aptieared and shot once. There
is insanity in Ballard's family, and it is
expected that this will be the basis of
his defense. He has not vet engaged
It was generally expected at. first that
he would plead guilty to the charge of
manslaughter, but it is understood that
because of information lately acquired
the state will not accept such a plea.
Young Leahey was a boy of good
character and St.- Bridget's church in
West Rutland waft, crowded during his
funeral services yesterday. Rev. T. R.
('arty officiated.
Jury Returned Verdict Last Evening
After Being Out for Two and One
Half Hours Respondent Wept
When He Heard Verdict.
Brattleboro, Nov. 3. The jury which
has heen trying Almon Richards of Bellows-
Falls for the murder of (ieorge
Field of the same town on the evening
of August 9 brought in a verdict of not
guilty last evening after being out alwut
two hours and a - half. Richards was
represented by George H. Thompson of
Bellows Falls and T. W. Moloney of
Rutland. When the' verdict was an
nounced Richards broke down and fell
into his son's arms.
Arguments were made yesterday
by Mr. Moloney and Attorney-General R.
urown ot lwriington.
Adolph Gendolfi Died This Morning of
Adolph Gendolfi passed away at his
home, 8 Seminary street, this morning
at 6r30 o'clock, aftejr a short illness of
pneumonia. He - Tiad 'been confined to
the house but three days by the attack
and not until yesterday did his condi
tion become serious. He leaves a wife
and three children, Linda, Angelina and
Rosn, all of w hom live in Barre. A mar
ried sister also survives. ,
Mr. Ocndoltl was an expressman and
had conducted a general teaming busi
ness in this city for several years. He
was born in Italy thirty-six years ago
and came to America in liKll, moving
immediately to Rarre, where he had
since rested. Ilia marriage took place
in this city nine years ago. Mrs. (Jen
dolrl is an invalid and has been confined
to the house for several months.
Funeral service will be held at St.
Monica's church Thursday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock. Rev. P. M. McKenna, the
pastor, officiating. The interment will
lie made in the Catholic cemetery on
Beeklev street.
Will Be Held in Barre Friday and Satur
day of This Week.
A union missionary campaign is being
carried on in all of New England.
Twenty centers have been chosen in Ver
mont. Reports from meetings held thus
far tell of intensely interesting sessions.
Barre has been chosen one of these cen
ters. Not only are the churches of
Montpelier and Barre expected to at
tend, but all churches within a radius
of 15 miles are invited.
Those who wish to come for Friday
evening and stay for 'the conferences
Saturday will be cared for by the
churches of Barre. The fust sessiou will
be Friday night, Nov. 7, at 7:,45 p. m.
Two Boston men of different denomina
tions will address thig meeting. The Sat
urday conference will occur at 10 a. m.and
3 p. m. All of these meetings will be
held in the Baptist church. The final
meeting will be a mass meeting in the
opera house, at which a silver-tongued
layman will be one of the speakers.
Charged With Trying to Defraud In
surance Company.
Burlington, Nov. 4. Charged with set
ting lire to their cottage at Queen City
t ark to defraud an insurance company.
Mrs. I-onise Johnston and her daughter,
Mrs. William Cleason, were brought into
Chittenden county court yesterday aft
ernoon by Sheriff Allen. Mrs. Johnston
is charged with being principal to the
crime and Mrs. Gleason as accessory be
fore the fact. The informations were
filed against the mother and daughter by
State's Attorney Hopkins. They were
released under bail of $1,000 each, the
surety in Mrs. Johnston's case being At
torney J. J. Eiiright, and in Mrs. Clea
son's case Robert G. Stone.
And Returned With Verdict for Defend
ant Auto Case.
Burlington, Nov. 4. After being out
just seven minutes, the jury in the case
of Francis H. McCale vs. Fayette L. Taft
yesterday brought in a verdict with
costs for the defendant.
The suit was to recover $S0O damages
for injuries alleged to have been sus
tained through the negligence of the
defendant's chauffeur. It was made
clear to the jury d'lring the case that the
real defendant was the insurance com
pany which had indemnified Mr. Taff.
The evidence a to whether the chauf
feur sounded hi horn wa eon tl ict ing,
xmir witnesses swearing that it did not
bound and others that it did,
ABOUT $15,000
J. R. Barry of Fairfield
Loses About All His
Farm Buildings
Cause of Fire Last Night
Has Not Been Ex
plained St. Albans, Nov. 4. Nearly all the
buildings on the farm of J. R. Barry in
Fairfield were destroyed by fire last
night, the loss being $13,000, which is
nartiallv covered bv insurance. The
cause of the fire is not known.
It was about i) o'clock when one of
the men employed on the farm saw
flames pouring out of the peak of the
cow stable. The alarm was given and
efforts to save that barn appearing of no
use they drove out the 50 cows which
were in' the barn and then 60 fat hogs
which were in the hog barn nearby. The
flames spread to this latter building and'
it was soon doomed. 1 hen, in turn, the
lire went to the silo, the dwelling, the
ice bouse, the drilling machine which
was being used for an artesian well and
finally to . some small portable pen
Nearly all the furnishings of the house
were destroyed, and with the barns went
2KI tons of' hay and 500 bushels of tin
threshed oats. Help from neighboring
farms arrived too late to save much
Mr. isarry had spent the greater part
of his life in building up this farm, so
the loss will lie felt' the more keenly.
He had just finished laying hardwood
floors in the house. He is at a loss to
understand the cause of the fire. He
says that neither he himself nor his
men smoke, so that the fire could not
have been started in that way. More
over, he is quite sure that the flames
were not started by spontaneous com
Ohio Northern University at Ada, Ohio,
Swept This Morning and Othei
-- Buildings Were Saved Only "
After Hard Work.
Ada, Ohio; Nov. 4. The main admin
istration building of the Ohio Northern
university was destroyed by fire this
morning, with a loss of upwards of
$00,0OO. The library and many val
uable records were lost, and the great
pipe organ ruined. Adjoining buildings
were saved with great difficulty. ' The
origin of the fire is unknown.
By Forming Bucket Brigade at the City
Farm This Forenoon.
When fire from an . overheated tile
chimney at the city farm spread to the
roof of the main building this forenoon,
women inmates of the place formed a
bucket brigade and fought the flames
with such a measure of success that the
danger had all but passed when the auto
lire truck from station 1 reached the
farm. The blar.e was discovered around
10 o'clock and a hurry call wa sent
to fire headquarters by telephone. There
were no men about the farm, so the
matron of the farm directed the inmates
to form a line to the second story.
Fire had burst through the roof by
the time the first bucket of water could
be spread over the blare. But the vol
unteers kept up a constant attack on the
(lames and when the regulars reached
the house, after a speedy run up the
Merchant street extension, most of the
fire had vanished. The firemen lent a
hand with . buckets and the danger of
a large fire was soon over. A hole three
feet in diameter was burned through the
roof and smoke pervaded every room on
the second floor. The damage, however,
was nominal. The buildings at the city
farm are well protected by insurance.
Together with Other Friends at Funeral
of Mrs. Louise L. Boyce.
The funeral of Mrs. Louise L. Boyce,
secretary of the state Rebekah assem
bly, who died at her home on Elm street
last Friday, following two weeks' ill
ness, was held from the Congregational
church yesterday afternoon after a short
prayer service at the residence. There
were, present at the church service rep
resentatives of the state grand lodge oi
Odd Fellows and of the Rebekah state
assembly, together with members of Re
bekah lodges in Warren, Williamstown
and Montpelier, in addition to large
numbers from Hiawatha lodge, Odd Fel
lows, and Bright Star Rebekah lodge
of Barre.
The bearers were all past grands of
Hiawatha lodge, being as follows: Alex.
Duncan. D. V. Stone, John Howell, H. W.
( lark, H. W. Scott, and F. W. Jackson.
Rev. J. W. Barnett, pastor of the Con
gregational church, was the officiating
clergyman. Interment was in the fam
ily iot in Elmwood cemetery.
Among present and former officers, of
the state Odd Fellows and Rebekah
lodges were the following: O. H. Hen
derson of St. Johnsbury, grand secre
tary of the grand lodge of Odd Fellows:
Mrs. Eva Hazen of Windsor, past presi
dent of the state Rebekah assembly;
Mrs. Alice Landry of Brattleboro, past
president of the state assembly; Mrs.
Stella Bailey of East Hard wick, presi
dent of the state assembly at the pres
ent time; Mrs. Imogene Buck of Ran
dolph, marshal of the state assembly;
Mrs. F. W. Jackson of Barre, vice presi
dent of the state assembly.
There was a beautiful display of floral
offerings from friends ami relatives in
Barre and from other places in the state,;
including former associates of Mra. Boyce
in Rebekah and Odd Fellow work.
Fowl Reported to Be Cause of Bringing
Three Men Into Court. -For
the alleged theft of a chicken vat
ued at $1, Simon Host of C street was
arrested last night on a petit larceny
charge and arraigned before Judge II. W
Scott in city court. Host pleaded not
guilty and furnished bail in the sum of
$50 for his appearance at a hearing to
be held Wednesday. Joseph Golpit was
arrested on a breach of peace charge to
winch ne pleaded not KUilty and fur
nished $50 surety for his appearance at
a hearing to-morrow. Host and Oolpit
were arrested by Officer Harry Gamble
on complaints made by Grand Juror A.
G. Fay. Their arraignment was another
chapter in the (iolpit-ilost-iualiiati epi
sode, Victor Mulnati having pleaded
guilty to a breach of peace charge in the
iorenoon. Hie altercations Bpeciued ui
the state's charges are said to have
grown out of the alleged disappearance
ot the chicken.
Nighttime also saw a sequel to the
fracas in which Harry Jeffords, James
and John Kesson are alleged to have par
ticipated Saturday night. In the fore
noon Jeffords pleaded not guilty to a
breach of peace charge and the case was,
set for a hearing. James Kesson pleaded
guilty and the case against linn was con
turned for sentence until November 11,
the date of the hearing on charges made
against Jeffords. This morning John
Kesson pleaded guilty to a breach of
the peace upon brother James and his
case was continued to JSovember 11
Complaints against the brothers were
made by the grand juror. Officer Me
Leod arrested James Kesson and 'Chief
Sinclair served the papers on the first
respondent s brother.
A thirty-day sentence against Ceoree
Holland, who pleaded guilty to an in
toxication charge in the forenoon, was
revoked by Judge H. W, Scott later in
the day and the respondent was released
upon payment of. the $15 fine and costs
of $6.
Former To Get Mrs. Amelia Tony, Lat-
, ter To Attend Mrs. Julia John.
Police headquarters intervened in a
fnu . ;i the .Syrian colony on Prospect
htn et this forenoon and Mrs. , Amelia
Tony was arrested on a breach of peace
charge, it being alleged by the state that
she assaulted Mrs. Julia John, her sis
ter. According to the police officers,
trouble was brewing betweeu the Ro
mania family and the house of Tonv.
It started sometime late last night and
Grand Juror A. G. Fay was aroused near
midnight to issue warrants for the" ap-
ireheiision ot certain persons. The trou
ble seemed to have quieted down, how
ever, and official actiou was stayed.
this morning, the officers say, the
storm center was transferred from Brook
street to the colony headquarters near
the bridge on 1'rospect street. In the
scuffle, Mrs. John went to the mat, and
when Chief Sinclair arrived on the scene
he immediately commandeered three men
to carry her into the house. Dr. W. E.
I.azell arrived while the officer was lead- f
ing Mrs. Tonv away to the police sta
tion. Mrs.. Tony gave her occupation
as peddling and retained Attorney Wil
liam Wiohart to defend her on the
charge. Through her counsel, she en
tered a plea of not guilty and her Las
band furnished bail of $50 for her ap
pearance. It is understood that strife
has been rampant between the house
of Romania and Tony for several days.
It came to a head on Brook street last
night, according to the officers.
Pres. Spalding of New England Tele
phone Co. Told Vermont Commission.
The . Vermont public service commis
sion heard the remainder of the testi
mony of President Spalding of the New
England Telephone company at the
State House in Montpelier yesterday
afternoon and started with General Au
ditor E. W. I.angley.
In cross-examining President Spald
ing, Attorney A. look lor the state
asked Pres. Spalding if he was quite
sure he (.Mr. spahung) was not here
asking for an increase of rates. . Mr.
Spalding said he knew of no such peti
tion and knew of no such intent. - Mr.
Cook asked if Mr. Spalding did not know
that he (Mr. Cook) had made a '"kick"
a Unit an increase in the Passumpnic
rates last spring. ' The witness said he
had some recollection of that fact hut
didn't remember that the commission
had ever reported this raise was objected
to. The point of this line of inquiry ap
peared to be contained in an extract
from a letter from the president of the
Passumpsie company to the clerk of the
public service commission, which read as
follows: "I trust the commission will
allow the rates as tiled, reserving the
right to open up the reasonableness of
these rates upon complaint."
Mr. Spalding said that neither the
New England company nor its subsi
diaries carried a value upon any of its
M. B. Jones, general counsel for the
New England company, asked a nutflber
of questions to make clear some points
on the record and to furnish certain sta
tistical information asked for by the
Mr. Spalding gave it as his personal
opinion that great changes in the tele
phone field were still probable notwith
itanding the rapid advancement already
made, mentioning two possible points of
development, namely, wireless telephony
md automatic or semi-automatic switch
boards. He said his company had ac
cumulated a depreciation fund of 17
per cent, of its value, but had spent
IP70",ihmj more tins year than it did the
year oe.ore, ami ne sai.i mat ne inougni
; '" ' ' ". .. .
lowed to increase until it had reached 2.) !
per cent, in order to make due provisinn
for the safety of the investment, and
for making such changes as conditions
might demand.
Exposition at Windsor This Week to Be
the Biggest Yet.
Windsor. Nov. 4. Preparation for the
third annual state corn show, to be held
here Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
of this week, are about completed. The
exposition this year will surpass any of
the past.. The show will be held in the
mammoth arena on the estate of Frank
A. Kennedy, at the extreme southern end
of the village.
One of the features will be the harvest
dance on the closing night. Oov. Allen
M. Fletcher will be on hand Thursday
and will make an address.
On Matter of C
quirement of el Vil
lage : r.nmon"
Date Will Be Announced
Later, So It Was
A hearing on the petition of some 50
citizens requesting the purchase of the
Gospel Village common for park and
recreation purposes will lie held in . the
near future, according to action taken
last night at the regular meeting of thu
city council. The petition, which was
presented before the council three weeks
ago, asks that the common be purchased
from the Congregational church for the
purpose of converting it to public usci.
Last night the council voted to accept
a written opinion of the city attorney
bearing on the right of the city father
to table the petition. The opinion held
that the council could act in that manner"
if it so elected. Afterwards, F. A. Walk
er, speaking for the petitioners, asked
if the prayer of the signers could be ac
corded a public hearinir.
It was Mayor Ward who said he saw
no reason why the hearing should not
be held. Other members acquiesced and
motion was carried to that effect.
Meanwhile the councilors will examine
the property lines around the common,
set a date for the hearing and give duo
notice to interested persons. Action tak
en is simply another step in the contro
versy which has recently been renewed
over a proposal to transform the com
mon into a playground. Among thosi
who spoke in behalf of the petitioners
were Mr. Walker and John T. Callaghan.
The city fathers were not long in tran- .
sacting the routine business of the
month. Building permits were granted,
to H. Remlinger for a porch on his Brook
street residence; to the North Barre
liranite Co., for an annex to its shed olf
Cambria street; to Helen Camp for a
henhouse to be erected near her home on
Elm street; to William Cole to roof hi
lenhouse on North Seminary street.
Building Inspector, George Rand reported
that he had granted 45 minor permit
(hiring the month of October. Joe Merhj
was given permission to conduct a bowl
ing alley on North Main st., as a result
of a report made by the license commit
tee. S. Anderson asked permission to
open a shooting gallery in the Durkeo
block and the request was granted with
provisions for a $5 license fee.
C. R. George requested a transfer of
the lunchroom licence governing tho .
lunch cart on the Lane property on
North Main street. It was explained
that the transfer could not be madu
without ,the sanction of the original ap
plicant. . . '
A new license was finally voted to Mr.
George at the regular price. Mr. George
announced his intention of maintaining
an all-day and all-night five and ten
cent lunch. " Alderman Dawson spoke In
rather laudatory terms of a popular
price lunch, which as he explained would
tend to reduce the H. C. of L.
Through the street committee, tho '
school commissioners asked that a gravel
walk be constructed along Third street
on tlie section leading to the new North
Barre school. Street Supt. J. C. DeBrunt)
has estimated an expenditure of $25 in
connection with the sidewalk construe- "
tion. Alderman Keefe moved in favor
of the sidewalk, although Alderman Ban
croft was inclined to favor delaying thn
work until spring. It was explained that
the muddy days of early spring would
find the school children in the middlo
of the road if the walk were not built
that time. Mr. Walker spoke in fa
vor of the walk. Alderman Keefe's mo
tion prevailed by a unanimous vote.
Clerk- Maekav called attention to tho
fact that the Enterprise alley has never
been officially opened to the public for
travel. The chairman of the street com
mittee promised to make the official an
nouncement. Just before adjournment,,
the question of back rent for the opera
house was discussed. It developed tlia
Fox & Katnn. the lessees, had never paid
the city $150 rental said to have been
due for a period in 1012 when Barre was .
quarantined for smallpox and the houso
closed to entertainers. At a council ses
sion some months ago a motion to abato
the rental during the quarantine period
was defeated. City Clerk Mackay re
ported that the $150 had never been
paid. The matter was referred to th
property committee to" examine the city
attorney's opinion and to make further
Monthly Bills Paid.
Warrants for the month were ordered
paid as follows: Acme Road Machine Co.,
$40.75, repairs, street account; E. A.
I Drown, $24.12, supplies, street, sidewalk,
H printing and stationery accounts:
engineering department, flON.72, serv-
:. ;ori,r .ti. .,,
streets, sewer, sidewalk accounts; New
England Road Machine Co., $5ti, repairs,
street account; Dr. J. N. Norwood Co.,
$10.25, medicine, street and sidewalk ac
counts; N. J. Roberts, $30.80, printing
and stationery, street, sewer, surface
sewer, bridges and culverts, printing and
stationery aevounts; N. D. Phelps Co,
$55.4(i, repairs and supplies, permanent
street, state highway, sidewalk, water,
fire accounts; Consolidated Lighting Co,
K707.4U, lighting, lighting streets, publio
building, tire accounts; Capital City Can
Co., $."S.50, sidewalk account; Howard
Cole, $12, assisting engineer; (J. A. Reed,
engineering account. $112.50; William
Brown, $43.35. services as alderman: city
treasurer, S34.35, water rebates; Cutler
Bros.. $43.0S, team hire and board; Ren
edaer Valve Co.. .4!, hydrants, water
account; Anna Robertson, clerical ser?-
(Continued on fourth page.)

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