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THE BARRE TIMES VOL. XVII-NO. 200. BARRE, VERMONT, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1913. PRICE, ONE CENT. MARINES . PREPARE FOR WAR Arrangements Completed at Portsmouth, N. II., Navy Yard for Immediate De . parture for Southern Climes ORDERS RECEIVED FROM WASHINGTON Charlestown, Mass., Marines Are Ready But Have Re ceived No Orders Situa tion with Mexico Becomes More Acute Portsmouth, N. H.f Nov. 7. One hun dred marines from the local navy yard were prepared to-day to start at any moment for service in southern climes. Orders were received from . Washington last night to have the men ready within 48 hours. Preparations were completed to-day and the marines are awaiting further orders. .' Boston, Nov. 7. Xo orders concerning . the movement of marines have been re ceived at the Charlestown navy yard, where several companies are always ready for service. It was suggested here that the plan originated some time ago for practice in mobilization of marines on the island of Culabra, near Porto Kico, might be maturing. This is said to be planned with the idea of determin ing how quickly the naval guards could be brought together, if necessity de manded. " Huerta Denies United States' Right. Mexico City, Nov. 7. Provisional President Hue'rta's formal negative re ply to the United States' demands, which was discussed in detail at last night's cabinet meeting, will. set forth the de nial of any right, legal or otherwise, by the United States, to demand Uuerta's elimination, according to a statement emanating from one department o'f the Mexican government. John Lind, President Wilson's person al representative, arrived here from Vera Cruz, unheralded, this morning. It is be lieved he has come with the purjwse of conducting at close range negotiations between Mexico and the United States, although he lms declined to make any statement since his "arrival. JOHN LIND ARRIVES IN MEXICO CITY Was Acting on a General Order To Use , His Own Judgment About Move- -ments. Mexico City, Nov. 7. John Lind, the personal representative of President Wil son, arrived here from Vera Cruz this morning. The trip was made without special instructions. Lind was simply acting on a general order to use his own judgment regarding his movements. COLLISON VERDICT $50. After Jury Had Wrested With Problem ' ; Long Time. Burlington, Nov. 7. In the collision suit for the value of a horse and buggy, brought in Chittenden county court by Frank Davineauaaginst Frank Bigelow, the jury after returning three times to report that they failed to agree, brought in a verdict for the plaintiff, awarding )iim $50 and costs. . The session of court opened with ar guments by Allen Martin of Essex Junc tion for the defense and V. A. Billiard for the plaintiff. Judge Stanton charged the jury briefly and to the point. He said that if Mr. Higelow's daughter, Lucy Bigelow, who was driving at the time of the accident, was under the direction of Frank Bige low, he was liable for her negligence. He then charged as in previous, cases concerning the law of negligence and contribntsry negligence, and also in structed them as to the duty of vehicles meeting in the highway to keep to the right. The jury was out all the afternoon. At length they came in for a third time and asked if they could find the value of the horse different from the sum set in the claim for damages. The judge in structed that they could and almost im mediately they came in with the verdict. NEW YORK TAXI DRIVERS AGREE Vote to" Accept 11-Hour Day as Com promise Between Old Scale of 12 Hours and Their Demands for 10 Hours. New York, Nov. 7. Nearlyone thou sand taxicab chauffeurs decided toll mass meeting to-day to ' accept an 11-hour working day as offered by their em ployers, thus receding from their de mand for a 10-hour day, to enforce which they threatened to strike. The 11-hour schedule is a compromise in that the men formerly worked twelve hours. Burning Ship Sunk. Curling, N. F., Nov. 7. The steamer Alcona, a floating refrigerator for the Gloucester boats, engaged in the herring fisheries on this coast, sank in Curling harbor yesterday, after it had been swept by flames for 18 hours. All of the crew of 14 escaped, though several were Uirown in the water when the steamer went down. CHAIRMAN McCOMBS WEDS IN LONDON Head Of National Democratic Commit tee Takes American Girl as His 1 Bride To-day. London, Nov. 7. William F. MeCombs, chairman of the Democratic national committee of the United States, and Dorothy Williams, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. John R. Williams of Washing ton, D. C, were married to-duy at the Roman Catholic chapel of $St. Peter and St. Edward by Father Bernard Vaughn. The brule is a sister ot Airs, josepn Leiter and has been -prominent in Wash ington Bocicty. The McCombs-Williams romance began in this city shortly aft?r President Wilson's inauguration, when the couple met at a dinner. There is talk here that hi wife's so cial ambitions may lead Mr. MeCombs to consent to become Ambassador to France, a post that he had declined but which President Wilson has been urging him to accept, ' JAMES BRYCE HONORED. And President Wilson Sent Telegram of , Congratulation. - London, Nov. 7. A large- and distin guished gathering welcomed the Rt. Hon. James Bryce, late British ambassador to Washington, at the dinner given in his honor by the Pilgrims last night. The American ambassador, Walter Hines Page, read messages from the president of the United States, Joseph H. Choate, former ambassador at London, and oth ers. President uson s message was as follows: ; "Few men have done more than James Bryce in strengthening the ties of friend ship and brotherhood which unite Eng land and America and have been the cause of common aspiration and high ex ample to the whole world." The president of the Panama-Pacific international exposition, Charles C. Moore, cabled: "I still hope that the British and American flags will wave to gether at San Francisco in 1015." Mr. Bryce began his speech by express ing the belief that the Panama question would be solved, in a manner satisfac tory to both countries. That belief, he said, was based on his conviction of the high rectitude and elevated sense of hon or and international justice possessed by President Wilson. A large part of Mr. Bryee's speech was devoted indirectly and directly to re plying to criticisms made by the con servative papers of his -work as ambas sador. He emphasized the idea that the British ambassador to the United State had to deal with problems between Can ada and the United States, for Canada's interests were as important to the em-1 pire as were England's. He then made ! a direct reply to these criticisms, saying I ' f ll 11 f lilt wnnlil nnl 1 1 i- n I.,., T !,.-.... , l' cept for the important principle involved. An ambassador to a foreign countrv. he said, acted merely as the agent of his government and carried out the in structions of his government. The erit ics acted in ignorance, because the only persons who knew what the ambassador was trying to do were his foreign office superiors and himself. The danger was that criticism, of an ambassador by the press of his own country had the effect of weakening his status 'and prestige wiin toe country to -rinrh he was ac credited. MILITANT SUPPRES SION THEIR ONLY HOPE To Get Enfranchisement of Women, the Constitutional Suffragettes of Eng- ' ) land Think. London, Nov. 7. Efforts are heincr made to induce the British government to come to an agreement with the suffra gettes on the basis of a measure for the enfranchisement of women through the means of a section of the program of the dominant Liberal party. Some suffra gettes admit the movement has obtained considerable headway. It is known the government will consider it only as a compromise, based on the unqualified repudiation of the Woman's Social & Po litical union and its militant methods. Constitutional suffragette leaders are declared to have become convinced that the suppression of the militants is the only hope of securing parliamentary suf frage. , THAW DECISION SATURDAY. Gov. Felker Announced After Receiving Jerome's Brief. Concord, N. IT., Nov. 7.A new peti tion for the extradition of Harry K. Thaw was filed last night by William Travers Jerome, deputy attorney-general for New York. This step was taken because of an error in the petition filed last week which placed the indictment in New York county for the alleged crime of conspiracy "committed in Dutchess county." , . Governor Felker announced that he would give his decision on the extradi tion Saturday. He said that he would consult Attorney-General Tuttle to-day on variousphases of the case. SEVEN BOYS FLED ' FROM INSTITUTION Took Advantage of Master of West Roxbury Parental School in Boston Last Night. Boston, Nov. 7. Seven bovs taking advantage of the momentary absence of the master from the room" escaped from the West Roxbury Parental school last night. They climbed out of a window and got such a good start before the alarm was given that they could not be found. GARDNER WILL RUN AGAIN. Defeated Candidate in Massachusetts Announced Last Night. Hamilton, Mass., Nov. 7. Congress man A. P. Gardner, who was defeated for governor at Tuesday's election, an nounced last night that he would resign from congress to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor again in 1014. He said: I shall, resign from congress before next summer in order to make a svste- matic canvass. My campaign will be made squarely on a liberal platform with a view of aligning the Republican party in this state with the new Repub licanism." DIAZ PLACED UNDER ARREST Charged with Shooting ; a Young Mexican at Ha ' ' vana Last Night GEN. DIAZ WOUNDED ONLY SLIGHTLY He Is Said to Have Slipped the Revolver to a Companion Havana. Cuba. Nov. 7. General Felix Diaz was arrested here to-day, accused of shootinsr Pedro Guerrero, young Mexican, who was wounded by a revol-' ver bullet during last night s altercation, in the course of which General Diaz was slightly wounded. Diaz is said to have handed his revolver to a companion after shooting and seriously wounding Guer rero. The latter was the man who stabbed Diaz, according to the author ities. Gen. Felix Diaz made his' escape from Mexican soil on October 27, taking ref uge on board the United States gunboat Wheeling at Vera Cruz. He was trans ferred to the Louisiana and from there to the battleship Michigan, later being put aboard the steamer Esperanza, which reached Havana on Monday last. As long ago as October 15, the Culniu government was warned that a band of Mexican conspirators was planning to kill General Diaz, who was then on his way from Europe to Mexico. The Cuban government took precautionary meas ures, and Diaa was closely guaruea wlien he landed at Havana on his homeward voyage. 1 here were rumors of other plots agaiust his life, when it was lc.irned that he was to return to Havana. A late Vera Cruz dispatch reported that Diaz had left behind him there alleged proof that an agent of the government was on his way to Vera Cruz with orders to take Diaz "to Mexico City, dead or alive. General Diaz was the candidate o the national Democratic party for the presi dency. He had been sent out of the ountry bv weneral liuerta as head of a special Mexican mission to Japan, but returned for the purpose of carrying on his campaign. When he arrived at Vera Cruz on October 22, he found the situa tion so threatening that he did not dare to continue on io the Mexican cap ital. -, '' General Huerta?-sent him "an invita tion to come to Mexico City and even dispatched an envoy to endeavor to in duce Diaz to accept the invitation. He declined to do so and finally made his way ti the American consulate, from which he escaped to a launch which carried him to the Wheeling. Gen. Felix Diaz is a nephew of Gen. Porflrio Diaz, the former president of the republic, A year ago ho headed a revolutionary movement at Vera Cruz, which was promptly suppressed. He headed the revolt against President Ma dVro in Mexico City last February, which ended in the overthrow of Madero and the assumption of the presidency by General Huerta. , FAMOUS SURGEON PASSES AWAY Dr. Charles McBurney, "Father of Ap pendicitis," Died at Brookline, Mass, To-day. Brookline, Mass., Nov. 7. -DrCharle McBurney, a New York surgeon, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary Schle Binger, to-day. He had been in ill health for several years, during which time he was not engaged in active practice. Re cently Dr. McBurney had made his home in Stockbridge. He returned last Saturday from a hunting trip in Maine, stopped at the home of his sister on business,, and yes terday afternoon was taken,, ill, dying early this morning. Dr. McBurney was Known among his colleagues as "the father of appendi citis," because of his discoveries, which established a means of diagnosis and treatment. When President McKinley was shot in Buffalo in 1901, Dr. McBur ney was called from Stockbridge as con sulting surgeon. DENIES HENNESSY'S STORY. George H. McGuire on Stand in Alleged Corruption Hearing. New York, Nov. 7. George II.' Mc Guire of Syracuse, denied on the witness stand yesterday that he had ever fur nished John A. Hcnnessy, former gov ernor Sulzer's graft investigator, with a list of construction firms which had been "sand bagged" into giving campaign con tributions to Tammany hall, as testified by Hennessy last week. McGuire, who is a brother of James K. MeGuire, former Democratic mayor of Syracuse, and with him a partner in the firm of MctJuire & Lo., engaged in bonding-construction companies . and in li ability insurance, appeared as a witness in the John Doe proceedings instituted by District Attorney Whitman to inves tigate Hennessy s charges. No sooner had McGuire sworn that he had never specified to Hennessy a single instance of any construction company engaged in Biaie nignways or oarge ca-J nal work having given up campaign con tributions than he was withdrawn from the- stand and Hennessy, taking bis place, reiterated his statement and add ed he could prove it by others. Hennessy said that he had met Mc Guire in the latter's room in a hotel in Utica on Sept. 12. He produced a list of firms, which he said McGuire had named to him as having made contribu tions. The list was written on the sta tionery of the hotel and Hennessy said he. had, taken it down in the presence of McGuire. "McGuire wanted me to defeat Mur phy," said Hennessy, "and said he want ed these revelations made. But he said he didn't want it known that he had told mc anything on account of the allilia tioua of his brother." IN DESPONDENCY GIRL TOOK POISON Delia C. Abott, Aged 17, of Rutland, Ran Away With Boy Corrjanion Some Weeks Ago She May Not Survive Poison. Rutland, Nov. 7. Miss Delia C. Abott, the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. ajjd Mrs. L. E. Abott, is at the Rutland hospital, having been taken there yesterday aft ernoon when she told a neighbor she had taken bichloride of mercury while in a fit of despondenry and remorse over running away with Russell Chais son, aged li. who has not returned to Rutland. The girl is said to have tak en 10 grains of the poison. Miss Abott was alone at home when she is said to have taken the poison about 2 o'clock,' and she did not have medical treatment until 6 o'clock."' At the latter hour she told a neighbor that she had taken poison and City Health Officer Dr. F. II, Gebhardt was sum moned, after which the girl was removed to the hospitals ' When asked why she had taken the poison, the girl said it was because of her remorse over, the escapade with Chaisson and his failure to return and make her hia wife. Tim two young peo ple disappeared from Rutland six weeks ago, and last week the 'grl returned alone to this city and would give no further explanation than to say that she and Chaisson had parted. Neither would she say where the young man could be found, but it is said that last week he was in Boston. The girl's case interest ed several local paions, who took steps by legal means to bring the young girl and her companion back. At the hospital it was stated that the girl showed many of the symptoms of bichloride poisoning and the physicians could give no promise that she would re cover. SAY FOSTER WAS AFRAID. Witnesses for Defense Testify in Mur der Case. Brattleboro, Nov. 7.-rThc date rested in the trial of Lou A. Foster of Halifax, now on trial in county court at New fane, charged with shooting and killing Ossic Elmer Prouty of that town on Oc tober 16, and the defense put on num erous witnesses yesterday afternoon in the effort to prove that roster had reason to be afraid of Prouty by reason of threats" that had been made by the re spondent. Mrs. Minerva Bliss, a state witness, was called by the defense. She testified that Foster often practiced with a revolver and was a good shot with either hand. Charles Lynde testified that Prouty had once asked him to go wfth him and help tar and feather Fos ter and drive him out of town and that Prouty said that the law was the only thing that kept Foster on earth. Other witnesses testified in similar vein. Stephen Merrifleld of Halifax was the first witness of the day. He worked for Foster the week before the shooting and on the day of the shooting. He was in the potato field back of the barn on that day. lie said he Prouty drive past on the way to Warren Vbtf II about 3:30 o'clock but did not see him stop. He did not hear any talk between Foster and Prouty. The witness did not remember saying before the grand jury that he would have liecn able to see a gun on Fos ter if he had one. He admitted that he talked last night with Foster's counsel, and wanted to change some of the tes timony that he gave before the grand jury. Cross-examined by Attorney Gibson Mr, Merrifield said that Foster came into the lipid and talked to him after Prouty hail gone past and that Foster did not have a black eye at that time. He also said that Foster mentioned having some trouble with Prouty. Mrs. Prouty, wife of Ossie Prouty, was next called. She was asked but two questions, and there was no cross examination. sIIer testimony was to the effect that her dog was good with chil dren and wouid not chase cattle unless he was set upon them. Dr. .Charles F. Whitney of Burlington, who assisted Dr. Stone in performing the autopsy on Prouty, testified that in his opinion Prouty's death wa instan taneous and that , he never could have walked after receiving the wound. He corroborated Dr. Stone in regard to the absence of powder marks on Prouty's face. - Attorney Jones cross-examined Dr. Whitney. The witness said that the bullet made no mark on the inside of the back part of Prouty's skull. The bullet was found in the lower part of the skull, and evidently had fallen through the soft tissues, as its course on entering the skull was upward. Mrs. Cummings was recalled and was examined at length by Attorney -General Brown in regard to her testimony at the inquest. Much of the testimony she gave at that time she either denied abso lutely or was unable to recollect She denied saying that. Foster went out and liftd a fight with Prouty and was em phatic hi denying that she ever said she was afraid Foster would shoot her and lay the blame for the whole affair on her shoulders. j HEARD PASSUMPSIC CO. Before Public Service Commission Ad . journed To Next Week. The affairs of the Passumpsic Tele phone Co. of Newport, within whose ter ritory originated the complaint that resulted in, the present inquiry before the public service commission, were spread out yesterday afternoon before the commission at the 18th day of the hearing. This company was organized in 1007, taking over New Kngland lines and va rious independent companies and has outstanding common stock to the value of $150,875 and preferred of $116,250. It paid no dividends from 1907 to 1911 In the latter yecr and in 1912 6 per cent dividends were paid on the preferred and this year two quarterly dividends of l'a per cent were paid, but the dividend for the third quarter was passed. No divi dends have been paid on the common stock. During 1912 the net income was $11, 163.00 on property valued at $.1.16,217.87. Attorney Cook, counsel for the state, was one of the original complainants against the increasing rates of the Pas sunipsic company, which gives added in terest to the forthcoming cross-examination. u The hearing adjourned until 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Weother Forecast. Unsettled to-night and Saturday: probably rain in New Hampshire and Vermont; warmer in the interior: mod erate south to southwest winds. MARTIAL LAW NOT DECLARED But State Militia Will Re main in Indianapolis for the Present NO DEMONSTRATION " AGAINST TROOPS Street Car Company Is Now . Ready to Resume Schedule Indianapolis, Nov 7t The city will not be placed under martial law at pres ent, but the state militia will remain in the city as long as there is a possibility that trouble exists. Everything r was quiet on the streets this morning. No demonstration of any consequence was made against the troops last night, and the street railway company officials asserted that they were ready io resume operations on the street cars as soon as protection from the strikers and their sympathizers Is assured. JAPAN REFUSES EXTRADITION In Case of John Eills Who Was Arrested in Tokio on the Charge of Com mitting Perjury. Tokio, Nov. 7. The extradition to the United States of John Kills, business manager of the Japan Advertiser, and formerly tif Manchester, J. 11., and Bos ton, has been refused by the govern merit. Kills was arrested on Oct. 13 on a re- quisition from the American ambassador on a charge of perjury. He was said to be wanted in Boston for th m fkfhirt ion of his dmiirhter. Abduction is not an extraditable of fence, but for this season the American ambassador asked for the arrest of Eills on a perjury charge. Kills himself requested the Japanese government not to deliver him up, stat ing that he desired to acquire Japanese citizenship. FUNERAL AT WAITSFIELD. Of Miss Leila Smith, an Esteemed Young Lady. Wait sfield, Nov. 7. The funeral of Miss Leila Smith was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the- home of her sister, Mrs. Jesse Foster, in Wa terbury. There was a large attendance and an unusually large display of flow ers. The Waterbury Rebekahs attended in a body and a host of friends and rela tives from surrounding towns were pres ent. Rev. Frank A. .Roberts of Greens boro, former pastor of the Methodist church of Waitsfield, officiated. The in terment was in the Duxbury Corners cemetery, beside Miss Smith s mother. The bearers were her three uncles, I). W. Cooley, J. A. Smith, Henry J. Smith' and her cousin, Herbert H. Smith. Miss Smith was born in Duxbury, July 27. 1884. and is survived by her father, James Smith, her grandmother, Mrs. Sa rah Smith, one sister, Mrs. Jesse Foster, of Waterburv, and one brother. Dean Smith, of Bridgeport, Conn. She had been suffering for the last year with tu bercular trouble, though her condition was not considered serious until recently, as the lungs were not seriously affected, j She was brought to her sister's home from Pittsford 10 days ago. Miss Smith leaves a host of friends and all unite in sympathy to the strick en grandmother and family. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. (Jcorge II. Billings, Miss Jessamine Hillings and Carol Hillings, Miss Leila Marshall and Will Marshall of Randolph and the fol lowing from Waitsfield: Mr. and Mrs, Dsn McLaughlin, Mr. tfnd Mrs. R. J. Mc Allister, Miss Kdna Bragg, Roy Bragg, J. H. Smaill, Misses Jennie and May Smaill, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Howe, Mr. and Mrs." Warren Rohinson, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Smith, Miss Alice Smith and 11. II. Smith. BOAT SINKS WITH TWO. Accidental Discharge of Shotgun Caused It To Sink. Cuba, N. V., Nov. 7. The accidental discharge of a shot gun caused the drowning of John Coates, 7 years old, of Wellsville, and Lloyd Gardner, 2w years old, of Hornell, in Ciflia lake yes terday. The men were fishing and hunt ing from a boat when the charge of heavy shot tore a hole in the bottom of the craft and it sank. Neither man could swim. Yesterday's deaths make the fifth from drowning in the lake within a few months. TALK OF THE TOWN Walter Bisbee, who has been visiting in the city for the past few days with relatives, returned this forenoon to his home at Suncook, N. H. Preparations are already on foot for the annual show of the Vermont Poultry association, which is to be held in Mont pelier in the middle of January. Some time next week, the president, Judge H. W. Scott, will call a meeting of the as sociation and definite plans for the ex hibit will be formed. During the sum mer there has been considerable agita tion over a proposal to hold the show in Barre this year. Most of the best ex hibitors and a mapority of the directors live in Barre,- and are responsible for making it the largest of its kind in Ver mont, but the association again finds itself confronted by an old barrier, the lack of accommodations. In years past the exhibit was held in the old Church street gymnasium, but the quarters there are too small. It is likely that the show w ill lie held in the Montpclier city hall auditorium, as has been the custom for two years. OCCUPANTS SPILLED OUT. When Wagons Locked Wheels When Go ing in Opposite Directions. A collision between a team driven by Harold P. Hinman of Orange and a team said to have been driven by Murdo Mc Aulay of Graniteville at the north end of the South .Main street bridge at dusk last evening made business for the wheelwrights iir that section and caused considerable commotion among the prin cipals before the two wagons were right ed. According to the Orange man, whose seat in the Hinman team was shared by O. B. Cleveland, the teams came together just as the former's horse was emerging from the bridge. Mr. McAuley was driv ing along at a right smart pace and evi dently didn't see the other horse ap proaching. His wagon locked wheels with the lumberman's vehicle, which was overturned. Mr. Hinman was dragged several yards, but he pluckily held to the cms and finally brought his horse to a halt. His companion was pitched headlong from the wagon and landed up against a bill board which forms a part of the scenery on the eaBt side of the highway at that point, and Mr. McAuIay was also jolted from his seat. The latter, after righting his wagon, continued his jour ney. After inventorying the damage to his team, Mr. Hinman decided to stop at a nearby wheel shop for repairs. One axie was oaoiy sprung and two wneeis we're reduced to splinters in the shuffle. Mr. Hinman escaped with minor bruised about the elbow and Mr. Cleveland sus tained only a Blight cut, although he was badly shaken .up in falling. SPEAKS IN BARRE TO-NIGHT. D. Brewer Eddy, a Leader of Mission Pagaentry, Coming. The greatest "exposition of missions' that this countrv has known was "The World in Boston." which was held in the Mechanics' building in that city. One of the leaders of this movement and the man who took the part of Livingstone in the great pageant of missions was D. Brewer Kddv. Hub man will speak to night at the opening sesison of the union missionary conference, which will be held in the Baptist church. The meet ing will begin at 7:45, Rev. Ralph F. Ix'e presiding. The other meetings of the conference will be held Saturday morning at 10, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 and Sunday evening at 7. All sessions except the Sunday evening one "will be held in the Baptist church. The Sunday evening session will be held in the opera house The Baptist choir will have charge of the music to-night and the longrega tional quartet will sing at the opera house meeting. LITTLE FELLOW LOST. Told His Mother He Was Off for "School' This Morning. . "Mama, I'm going to school." So say ing, the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. N. Fontana toddled through the door of his home at 417 North Main street at 8 o'clock this morning and pres ently was lost in a crowd of youngsters on their way to the Brook street school. i The mother supposed that the boy would wander along a little distance with the other children and return home, as his schools days have not started yet; he was only making believe when he told her he was going to school. But when he did not come home she gave the alarm and , the police were notified. The police started a search for the young ster, and this afternoon word came that a small pedestrian had been seen near the Fred Hlard farm nearly two miles outside of the city, w7hereupon parties started for. that place to see if he were the Fontana youngster. Something about these warm,autumn days is creating a wanderlust among the youngsters of the city. Only this week a little girl lost herself on Camp street and hours elapsed before she was re stored to her mother, Last night Mrs. Jennie Drury, who lives on South Main street,. reported to The Times the disap pearance of her young son. The hoy is a kindergartner and had not been home luring the day. MANY FRIENDS ATTENDED. Funeral of Mrs. Lydia M. Bancroft on Thursday Afternoon. Funeral services ' for Mrs. Lydia M. Bancroft, whose death occurred" at her home in South Barre .Wednesday after noon, were held at the house Thursday at 1 o'clock, Rev. J. Q. Angell bf Wast Burke, a former pastor of the Metho dist church in Williamstown, officiating. Relatives and friends from Williams town, Barre Town, Barre (Sty, Berlin, Montpelier and Northfield were present and a long line of teams followed the remains to the grave. The bearers were as follows: W. F. Shcpard and Judge Frank .1. Martin of this city, Oliver Mar tin of Williamstown and Frank Bancroft of Barre Town. The interment was made in Elinwood cemetery. ' FUNERAL OF A. GEND0LFI. Was Held at St Monica's Church, Burial at . Beckley Street Cemetery. ' The funeral of Adolf Gendolti, whose death occurred at his home, 8 Seminary street, early Tuesday morning, was held at St. Monica's church Thursday after noon at 2:30 oclock, the curate, Rev. A. C. Griffin, officiating. Many members of the expressmen's union, to which or ganization the deceased belonged, at tended the services and accompanied the remains to the grave. The bearers rep resented the expressmen and neighbors of Mr. Gendolfi. Thev were as follows: Bruno, G. Corti, Samuel Bogni, John Bossi, A. Aspesi and Antonio Mistrnn- gclo. A profusion of flowers came from wide circle of friends. Interment was made, in the Catholic cemetery on Beck Icy street. BIG CROWD AT CORN SHOW. Several Speakers Were Heard at Wind sor Yesterday. Windsor, Nov. 7. Large crowds and splendid weather marked the second day of the third annual state corn show, which will close to-day. The speakers yesterday were Miss Bertha TcrriJI of Burlington, on "Home Economics"; Hon. K. S. Brigham, state commissioner of agriculture; Miss Mar shall of Burlingtort, who spoke upon the topic of "Dressmaking," and Prof. C. P. Hartley, the corn expert of the depart ment of agriculture at Washington. In the afternoon, Gov, Allen M. Fletch er made an, address. PINNED UNDER AUTOMOBILE John McCorbee Badly In jured Near Newport Last Night BOTH LEGS BROKEN 'IN OVERTURN Auto Cojl' .vh Team .Ac xi aken to St. -. ' cx0v Johnsbury Newport, Nov. 7.--John McCorbee was quite seriously injured in an automobile and team collision between this place and Derby Line late last night, receiv ing a fracture of each leg and, it is feared, internal injuries. He was taken late' last night to Brightlook hospital in St. Johnsbury. The accident happened at 9:30 o'clock when McCoi'bce and Harry Corse, who are employed at the Ames garage, in Derby, were riding toward Newport. At a point about two and a half miles from this place their vehicle collided with a team driven by William Bullock of New port. The automobile wtjs overturned and McCorbee was pinned beneath it, while Corse, who was driving the car, was thrown to one side and escaped with bruises. - McCorbee was released from beneath the car and Dr. A. G. Somers was sum moned to attend him. Later it was de cided to take him to the hospital in St. Johnsbury. McCorbee is 30 years of aga and is married. . CROWDED AUTO OVERTURNED Four Persons Were Killed in Los Angeles Early To-day Others Injured in a Collision. Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 7. A seven-' passenger automobile, which was packed with men and women, ran into a smaller machine early to-day and was over turned, . crushing four of the occupants to death and' injuring others of the party. The occupants of the smaller car escaped serious injury. - - AUTO CRASH AT QUINCY. Several Persons Were Injifred La3t Even' ; ing. ' -.. , Quinev, Mass., Nov. A head-on col lision betwerti two automobiles on th ton of Eaton's hill, Adams street, noar the Kast Milton line, early last evening resulted in injuring three persons slight ly and damaging the machines to such an extent that they had to be towed away. One was a large touring car, owned by James Meyers of Cleveland place, Brain tree, while the other was a smaller car, owned and driven by M. P. Sadler of 2 Washington street, Dorchester. Mr. Sad ler and two young women who were in hia car, were thrown out, Mr. Sadler re ceiving cuts to hia head and face. Noncf , of the persons in the other car was in jured. I he street where the ears crashed is torn up for laying water pipes, with a pile of dirt on each Side of the road, leaving onlv a narrow passage wido enough for two vehicles to pass.' It is believed ' that the driver of one of tho cars, which were moving in opposite di rections, was blinded by the headlights of the other and misjudged his distance.- When the' crash came, the light car, driven by Mr. Sadler, was thrown upon one of the piles of dirt and he and two of the' women were thrown out. . He Wa badly cut nbout the head and face and was picked up and taken in another au tomobile to the office of Dr. John A. Gordon on Hancock street,, where his in juries were -dressed. One of the front wheels Was knocked off the light car and the other had a spring and the steering gear broken. Neither Mr. Sadler nor the people rid ing with him would give out the names of the young women, who, he said, were relatives of his family. v . THE BARREL SUFFERED ; When H. F. Cutler and A. P. Abbojt Leveled Their Guns in Its Direction. A little question of superiority in the matter of wing shooting was settled for all time yesterday, when a coterie of hunters of local fame met at the old Gunner brook range on tho west side and saw a fierce firing duel between A. P. Abbott and H. F. Cutler. The fusillade of shots wasn't exchajiged between the contestants, but, rather, was directed against a badly punctured barrel which the referees set a-rolling down hillT Mr. Cutler won. but it was a neck and neck affair with one marksman now ahead and then again with his adversary in the lead. . ; B. W. Hooker and Fritz Jackson gave the belt to Mr. Cutler. The match was the outcome of a keen rivalry -"which developed between thejhunters when tho Bull's Throat huiifg club met in tho north woodsast fall for its annual hunt." Both of 'yesterday's marksmen , were in the tparty and all were ready for the first day's drive, wheu it transpired that Mr. Cutler was disqualified because his license permitted him to cut and market Christmas trees. ' -- Two stakes, one located near the crest of the hill and the other set some ten rods down the slope, marked the route taken by the barrel. At the first on slaught Mr. Cutler with an automatic gun transformed the barrel into a wood en sieve. A new target was proou; and 'Mr. Abbott essayed to beat his rival's record of seventeen holes. He failed by a single bullet hole. The for feit will be paid' some' evening next week, when the defeated merchant will entertain the members of the club at ft game supper.