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DAILY TIMES VOL. XVII NO. 212. BARKE, VERMONT, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1913. PRICE, ONE CENT. and decided not to participate in the session, and thin gave rise to the base It rumor that the speaker himself would not preside. The new Congress showed many faces familiar during the days of Porfirio Diaz, so much so that the exiled ruler would have felt entirely at . home had he stepped into the chamber. The Congress is composed tor the most part or a quiet lot of men, representative of the older and more conservative element, and General Hucrta appeared to realize this while rending to them his messace in a orim. Straieht-forward manner. He indulged in no elocutionary effort, but now and then used a characteristic little aresture of one hand; nor was he interrupted by applause. He was ap plauded only upon his arrival and de parture, when the members of Congress and the spectators arose to their feet NEGOTIATIONS and a1led viVfU t0 tft0 nandciapping. MIIB JUUUg uejjmj, unfit, cuniifwvv than the rest, called for a cheer "for the man who is maintaining the na tional dignity." General Huerta drove from the palace to the chamber through files of soldiers, most of whom were detailed from the crack 29th regiment, whose men partici pated in the coup d'tat at the palace in February. He entered the building while the bands were playing the national air. Acknowledging the plaudits and "vi vas" of the congressmen and spectators as he moved down the aisle, by a series of military salutes, instead of the grave bows which characterized his old chief, Porfirio Diaz, General Huerta looked a stern figure. Like the congressmen, he was in evening clothes, the only touch his REBEL CHIEF CHANGES PLAN General Carranza Postpones Departure for the South IS SILENT ON U. S. . Provisional President Huer- ,ta Delivers Address to Congress Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico, Nov. 21.- General Carranza, the leader of the con stitutionalists, announces that his de parture for the South has been indefi nitely postponed. He continues silent on the subiect of the termination of the of rank being the tri color across nfrn with Willinm Ravard Hale, breast. In a half circle behind him on -r i i n-i . the platform sat hit staff, resplendent President Vi lson s representative. n go,d and fu dresg Hmfo'rm Rnd Nogales, Mexico, Kov. 21. One of the grouped jut below on the floor of the principal reasons why the conferences House were the members of the cabinet. between William Bayard Hale and Gen- The only other touch of color in the i n .. ;t..ti.ii.t 1...H. House was to be observed in the gallery vauaiuii, me wiwum'i"' ....... reserved for the diplomats, most of whom were in uniform. The only country not represented was the United States. Nelson O'Shaugh- er, broke up was, according to author! tative information, the failure of Car , Tan,a tn trive anfiiirfl.ncpii that the ac -epted rules of civilized' warfare would ncssy, the cliarge-d'affaires, acting un be observed bv the constitutionalists if der instructions, was absent from the permitted to import arms and ammuni tion. General Carranza, it is understood, was not in position to give these assurances because of his inability to control we generals in the field. Rumors were cur rent to-day of a disagreement between Carranza and General Villa, which threatens to disrupt the constitutional ist ranks. Hale-Carranza Parleys Satisfactory. Washington, D. C, Nov. 21 That the parleys with the constitutionalists have been carried on in no formal way was trained from conversations with thoso who have discussed the Mexican situa- tion with President Wilson. It was made plain by the White House that in the parleys between Gen eral Carranza, the constitutionalist chief, and William Bayard Hale, no effort was made to map out plans for the fu ture. Mr. Hale's mission was described as one merely designed to learn what was in the minds of the constitutional ist chiefs, what their general character was and what disposition they seemed to have toward several phases of the dituation. Names of provisional suc cessors to Huerta or anything so speci fic as might be termed "negotiations" liad not been carried on or authorized by the president, according to the White House explanation, nor was there any formal request for credentials from Mr, ,HaIe. It was made plain that Mr. Hale had gotten the desired information, and the White House officials stated emphatical ly that the parleys conducted by Mr. Hale did not affect the pending plans of the American government, and that there had been no debate ot any future program which the constitutionalists or this government would follow. There was some emphasis in the de nial emanating from the White House that any steps of a summary character bad been taken through instructions . to Charge O Shaughnessv within the last few days. The president made it clear that beyond what has already been pub lished, there were no moves m the sit uation, aa far as the United States was concerned, which were unknown to the public. The president holds the view that as a result of -all the influences now at work, Huerta will slowly, but inevitably be compelled to yield to the force of cir cumstances and retire. As to the future program of the United States, the president believes that of necessity it must be kept with in the secret councils of the administra tion, and that publication beforehand might impair its efficacy. As a conse quence, there was no information obtain able as to the plans or. purposes of the Washington government in the event that Huerta should retire. session. Mr Lionel tarden, the liritish minister, was a few minutes late, and his delay in arriving gave rise to the rumor that he, too, had been instructed to absent himself. Another Snub for United States. At least two diplomats, did not see fit to follow the advice and the ex ample of the United States. The charge ot Cuba ami Jsrazil were reminded hy Mr. O'Shaughnessy earlier in the day tliat their governments had not recog nized that of Huerta and suggested that they remain awav. he gathering in the galleries lacked the brilliancy of the day of Porfirio Diaz and the spontane ous expression of approval or disapprov al in .tiun, jrjinii. It was a carefully selected audience. Tickets were necessary to pass into the building and a fair part of the space was occupied by police and plainclothes men. There were a few empty chairs. In the entire audience there were per haps 10 women, but none representative of the city's fashionable element, in con trast to the days when the women of high society planned long ahead of time to obtain seats. ,.,:.. M ..,.., . A technical violation of the law cre ated comment. -General-Huerta 's staff filed in wearing sidearms. It is speci fically provided that no armed soldier i shall ever appear on the floor of the House and custom has ordained that officers appearing in uniform must do so with empty scabbards. But the swords in evidence at the sides of the members of General Huertaa staff ap peared to emphasize the fact that this is a military administration. Outside the building throughout the session a strong force of soldiers guard ed all the approaches, patrols rode the streets lor several blocks around, and still other troops were stationed in small detachments further out. None of those, however, had trouble with the crowds. Some hundreds of curious gathered in the streets as near to the chamber as they were permitted to go, but in most parts of the city the ordinary course of business and traffic was uninterrupt- From time to time, as President Huerta drove' back through the lines of troops, there was handclapping, biit nothing in the way of an ovation.. The newspapers published extras last night carrying the message. MET OUTRAGE WITH OUTRAGE Suffragets Who Burn Lum . ber Yard Find Their Own Property, Despoiled VENGEANCE PROMPT IN OXFORD, ENG. While Fire Was Still Burn ing, Women's Headquar ters Were Raided Oxford, England, Nov. 21. Vengeance was wreaked on the suffragettes, who this morning fired a great lumber yard on the banks of the Thames, for while the place was still burning the offices of the suffragette society here were raid ed and wrecked. The furniture and a large collection of suffragette literature was thrown into the street. The damage to the lumber yard was many thousands of dollars. A card which- was left on the scene of the fire read: "Send bill to Chancellor Lloyd George." Another card read: "Democ racy never has been a menace to prop erty," the quotations being from one of Chancellor Lloyd-George's speeches. SUCCESSFUL FRUIT CONVENTION. J Is Being- Held at Randolph, There Being" Many Exhibits. Randolph, Nov. 21. The l!)th annuol meeting and exhibition of the Vermont state Horticultural society opened in DuiSois & Gay's hall on Wednesday evening with an attendance of 60. Among that number were E. H. Hallett of St. Johnsbury, president of the as sociation; M. II. Cummings of Burling ton, secretary j L. Putnam of Cambridge, D. T. Trombly of Isle La Motte, and G. W. Perry of Chester Depot, county vice presidents; F. L. Davis of White River Junction, cattle comuiisisoner, and Thad deus L. Kenney of South Hero. The hall is well filled Xm three sides, with exhibits of apples, pears, canned fruits, .butternuts, bitter walnuts, and all kinds of vegetables. A fine exhibit of apples came from Westminster, and a nice display of potatoes from Cambridge. C. I. lioyden exhibits 28 varieties of ap ples and eight of potatoes. The address of welcome was given by H. W. Vail and the response was by President Hallett. Clarence Coleman, an agricultural student,1 sang two solos, with Mrs. Cook to accompany him, and the closing selection wan by a male quartet from Randolph Center. The ad dress of the evening was given by Amos J. Eaton pf South Royalton, who took for his subject, "Cherry Culture in Ver mont." Thursday morning, W. C. Stone, as sistant horticulturist of the Vermont experiment farm at Burlington, spoke upon the "Origin and Development of the Hubbard Squash." Prof. Thomas Brdlee of the University of Vermont gave an address on "University Exten sion Service for Horticulturists." Follow ing this, M. B. Cummings of Burlington gave his report showing a total member ship of 30.1, which is a gain in the last year of t2. A. M. vaughan, the treas urer, reported on November 20, a balance on hand of ,3K5.f5. During the day there were many in town to attend this meeting, which is now thought to be very successful. ENGINE FELL INTO A LAKE Following Wreck of a Ca nadian Pacific Express Train To-day FIREMAN CARRIED TO HIS' DEATH Wreck Took Place at Herons Bay in Ontario Wires Are Down FUNERAL OF MRS. ANNA ERICKSON, MILITANT FINED IN WASHINGTON First Law Infraction in the Capital Wai Punished By Fine of One Dollar. Washington, D. C, Nov. 21. Lucy Burns, the capital's first militant suf fragette, paid a fine of $1 to-day for chalking the White House steps with "Votes for Women." PLANS TO SAVE MONEY. WILSON IS PLAYING A WAITING GAME HUERTA'S MESSAGE Confident That the Huerta Regime Is About to Crumble, He Will Take No Action. Washington, D. O, Nov. 21. The con vening of the Mexican Congress and Huerta's message were regarded by offi HAD ONE THEME C TAXJt forecast immediate action bv the United That Was His Motive for Dissolving the adds to what the administration officials Old Conerest-It Was Veiled Hint as a steady and gradual disinte " - I n ... LI . . n4 UIBVIUII VI HIC liUClttt JfkMU"". to New Congress Over De- j The official view is that, should the ir4 Prnrfiir J new Congress 'act on the English oil con I cessions, such acts being regarded as Mexico City, Nov. 21. Hia face show- invalid by Great Britain as well as by Ing none of that whimsical humor which I the fnited Mates, inasmuch as foreign tomctimes characterizes him, President governments generally have signified Huerta last evening appeared before the I their assent to the American policy, it new Mexican Congress and read his mes- would be taken tor granted that the age. Few Mexican presidents have read Mexican Congress may legislate as it it the formal opening sessions of Con-1 will, but its acts will not have inter press shorter messages, and few have national sanction. Such favorable atti conflned themselves so entirely to one tode by the other nations strengthens ubject. It was nothing more than a I confidence of the Washington govern turse explanation of his motives for dis-Intent that the power of tile Huerta solving the old Congress, most ot the I regime is crumbling, members ot which are now in the peni tentiary, accused ot sedition. TWO CONFERENCES HELD l ne senate ana v-namoer or Deputies I met in joint session, and congress was Between O'Shauehnessv and Mexican ,AWMallr . o 1 1J ,-1, ,1 ...... ITU , ,. n . r- . I - IVIIUBIM WII.CIICU a I. Il , ,f 'clock in the evening. President Huerta rame to the Congress through lines of i troops, and the small crowds which gath ered were not demonstrative. There were no extraneous frills to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mexico City, Nov. 21. The fact that Nelson O'Shaughnessy, American charge d'affairs, has had two conferences with the Mexican minister of foreicn affairs - 1 II II.. a ! II . . , . H-xsion. n, whs more in me nature or wiiiun me past jew oays became known i little business meeting ot the presi dent and the men converted into law makers during the recent so-called elec tions. The message General Huerta bore to them was in its essence an admoni tion. The incident he related to them f the dissolution of the previous Con gress was one by which it was intimat d they might be guided in their con duct as congressmen. The reply of the sneaker. Eduardo to-day. Ihe exact character of the meetings or the nature of the conversa tion are not known, the only thing gath ered in connection with the conference being that the net result was to leave the situation unchanged. Assurances were given at the embassv to-day that no instructions had been re ceived by O'Shaughnessy from Washing- ion, out it is Known mat his personal affairs are so arrantfed that h ennlrl Tamariz, was brief. Not all the con-1 leave at an hour's notice, if necessary rressmen were present. Twenty-seven A levy of 500,000 pesos was made f them failed to put in an appearance, at Monterey to pay the troops there, ac- ind most of these were members of the cording to a report. Foreign business Patholic party to which Tamariz be- concerns were asked to contribute. Hard lone. It had been announced that the fiirht in? is renorted tn lw fttill in urnu. Catholic members had held a meeting ress about Victoria to-day. Gov. Glynn May Name Commission to Determine New Scheme. New York, Nov. 21. If Governor Mar tin II. Glynn can find enough business men in this state who are willing to sac rifice their private interests long enough to devote time and services to act on a commission to devise a business system for the state, he will appopint such a commission, he declared last night. Speaking at the 14"th annual banquet of the Chamber of Commerce of the state of New York here, the governor solicited the assistance of the" members and of business men generally in finding "vol unteers under the banner of efficiency and economy," "Not long ago," the state's chief exec utive said, "Senator Aldrich said he could save the United States government millions of dollars every year if he could run it on business principles, I believe what he said is true, and I know that New York state could save much money if business were allowed to overhaul and bring up to date the antiquated and overlapping system v-hieh to-day pre vails in many of our state departments." Governor Glynn declared he would con sider it his administration's greatest suc cess if he could inaugurate a system such as that suggested by tho former Rhode Island senator, Nelson W. Aldrich. He hoped the banquet last night would give birth to such a movement. In the hue pf business progress in state affairs. projects are on foot at Albany for this winter, trie governor stated, to establish a budget system similar to that which has prevailed in England, to revise tl tax laws and to revise the banking laws so that they shall constitute a model banking system. .Referring to his plan for a commission to improve the state's business system, governor iynn said ne hoped he would not be nicknamed "the scolder" or "the wrangler." Business men in state and country should be more willing to sacri fice their private interests and hold pub lic o.flice than ..they are now, he said. "I do not believe that our business men have taken their proper place in running our government or writing our laws." he declared. . , ASYLUM PROBE ENDED. Massachusetts State Board of Insanity Conducted It, Worcester, Mass., Nov. 21. The state board of insanity, which has Ixjtn con ducting an investigation into the condi tions at the Worcester state hospital since Oct. 23, chwed its hearing yester day afternoon. Slipt. Ernest V. Nvribner Btated that if the state was intending to adopt a new standard lor the pa tients, he, as well as the trustees, would be pleased to auk for it. He recommend ed a new industrial su)ervisor and asked for a new dining hall. He added that with additional money and help the institution could be run in a much better way than under the present service. lie denied that ther were any persons in the hospital being kept there who were not innane. - Attorney P. II. Kellcv recommended that the state board of insanity be a salaried board and each member ..should receive nut les than $3,000 a year lor his services, lie nlo - requested that the trustees lie paid for their services mid devote all if their time to the work. The salary of Superintendent Scrib ner was suggested by Attorney Kellcy as being small and should be raised. He also recommended additional help being secured for the good of the patients. Montreal, Nov. 21. The train on the Canadian Pacific railway known as the Imperial Limited and bound from Mont real for Vancouver, was wrecked near Herons Bay, Ontario, to-day. The en gine went into the lake, and the fireman was drowned. The accident happened at Coldwell, at a point where the road skirts Lake Su perior, On a ledge thirty to fifty feet above the water the engine struck a rock and plunged into the lake. The cars remained on the track and none of the passengers was injured. Is Not BETTING ODDS ARE . ON HARVARD TEAM BRINGS SECOND SUIT. Miss Carrie Crossman Wants $5,000 from Henry A. Hayden. Nashua, N. H., Nov. 21. Miss Carrie Crossman. known for 25 years in Nash ua as Georgia Woods, sued Henry A. Hayden yestenlay afternoon for $5,000 damages for alleged breach of promise. The writ was issued fronr the office of her nttory'ys, Doyle & Liicier, and wa served by Deputy Sheriff James F. Whit march. This is the second suit brought by Miss CroHsman against Mr. Hayden within the past few days. She already has a suit for If 10.000 alleged to be due for board, lodgings snd money loaned covering a period of 25 years. The breach of promise suit was to have been brought the first of the week, butj was delayed owing to illness of former Senator A. J. Lucier. Ivory ('.'Eaton is counfel for Mr. Havden, and it is stated that the two suits will be fought in court. They are entered for the January term. N BIG AUTO BURNED. Cause of Its Catching Fire ' Known. Pittsfleld, N. H., Nov. 21. A large au tomobile, owned by Frank L. Rand, was destroyed here yesterday by a fire of unknown origin. Mr. Rand in company with John Alums' and Harry Tibbetts, were on a hunting trip in the southern part of the town and had left the machine, con taining their coats, under the pesthouse shed, so railed. Just how long the fire had leen burning when discovered by Maryland Am, who was passing, is problematical, but the car was enveloped in flames when Mr. Ames arrived on the scene. Hia cries for help reached the ears of Mr. Tibbetts, who was nearer the building than the other hunters, and he and Mr. Ames endeavored to push the car out into the open. Not being successful in this, they re moved the coats and robes from the machine and directed their effort to ex tinguishing the flames. They were meet ing with some success when, without warning, the gasoline tanlc of the ma chine exploded wth a report that could be heard for miles. J lie tank contained 10 gallons of gasoline and was blown into the air 50 feet, but neither of the men was injured by the explosion Sparks set lire to the barn of the pest house which was destroyed and only by eflicient work on the part of Mr. Tib betts and Mr. Ames were the other buildings on the property saved. Nome of the burning gasoline fell on tl!(-rTbes and coats taken from the ma chine and these also were destroy Nothing was left of the automobile but a mass of twisted steel and iron. The car was partially insured, but Mr. Rand feels his loss keenly, as it was a hiirh-powered machine of a model not now being made by the manufacturers. Held in Wehsterville Yesterday Profu sion of Flowers, Large Attendance. The funeral services of Mrs. Anna Katherine Erickson, whose death oc curled last Tuesday, after a long illness were held at the home of John Johnson of Websterville at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. W. J. M. Bcattie and Uev. John Bjork officiating. During the service, three selections, "Nearer, My (Jod, to Thee," "Rock of -tees," and "Shall We Meet Beyond the River? were sung by Mrs. Edward Anderson and Mrs. George Nye. The bearers were Edward Erickson, John Johnson, Axel Erickson and Gust Hanson. Interment was made in Hope cemetery. The many friends present and the floral offerings showed the esteem in which Mrs. Erickson was held. The list of flowers was as follows: Pillow, "inother," children; chrysanthemums and ferns. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Knutson, Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson, Miss Emma Johnson; roses and ferns, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Johnson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eric Anderson; carnations and ferns, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Picrson, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knutson, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Flinkman; mixed bouquet, Mr. and Mm. Charles Lantz, Mr. and Mrs. John l a r son; wreath, Mr.' and Mrs. John Norin and family. WITNESSES PAID OFF to When Mrs. Julia Lavirini Decided Waive Examination. Through her counsel, William Wish art, Mrs. Julia Lavirini this morning waived examination before Judge H. W. Scott in city court and furnished bail in the num. of $500 for her appearance at the March term of Washington county court on a charge of selling illegally. Bail of $50 was also furnished on the alleged contraband goods seized in Mrs. I-aviriui's house at 52 Granite street last Saturday night, when officers from the police station broke in on 14 late callers. To-day the state had subpienaed 31 witnesses, but when the respondent waived, it was decided not to call them to the stand. After being reimbursed with the usual fee they were discharged. The state was represented by Grand Jur or A. G. Fay. MAKE INVESTIGATION OF GEORGIA WRECK PARDONED, AGAIN IN TROUBLE, NO NEW YEAR'S RECEPTION. be But Both the Crimson and the Blue Pro fess to be Confident of the Result. Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 21. More than 47,000 persons, said to be the greatest crowd that ever purchased tickets for any athletic event in this country, will witness the Harvard-Yale football game at the stadium to-morrow. Both the Crimson and the Blue are confident of success, but the betting to-day favored Harvard. BARNET WOMAN DEAD. Mrs. Addie Nelson Was at Hospital in Hanover. Hanover, N. H., Nov. 21. Mrs. Addie Nelson, aged 35, of Barnet, died at the Mary Hitchcock Memorial hospital here yesterday afternoon after a brief illness. The body was sent to Barnet last night to her late home at which the funeral will take place Saturday afternoon. A husband, James G. Nelson, survives her. Becgause Pres. Wilson Expects to Away from Washington. Washington, 1). ('., Nov. 21. There will be no New Year's reception at the White i House. President Wilson an nounced to-day that he would not be in Washington at that time, as he expected to take a short vacation during the time Congress adjourns. The White House New Year's reception is an historic in stitution, besides being the milestone in the capital's social season. In his state ment, the president says as the ap proaching session of Congress will be long, the only opportunity the president will have to secure rest will be dur ing the usual holiday recess. SPORTING NOTES. Charles Drown Alleged to Have Duped Burlington People. Burlington, Nov. 21. Charles Drown who was conditionally pardoned by Gov, Fletcher from the house of correction last Tuesday, was taken by the Bur lington police last night on suspicion of being the man connected with the theft Of show Iwsters and also of theatre passes given in payment for use of windows, where the advertising was dis plaved. When pardoned Drown was serving not less than five months for petit larceny, sentence having been imposed in Rutland city court. Drown's arrest has some of the feat ures of a detective story plot. , He en tered the bootblack shop of James Lines on Church street for a shun?. Mr. Line recognized him as the stranger who had obtained passes in that shop, among other places victimized, and asked Drown when he was going to return two passes for each one he had taken, as had been promised. Drown said he would bring the new passes later when the date of the show which he claimed had been postponed was finally decided upon. The arrest followed. GAVE NO SPECIAL GUARANTEE. Wilbert Kohinson, who has acted as coach of the Giants for the past few years, has been appointed manager of .t. 15,.!.: I ine i.rooK.yn "c,,. uu,BO , , , uff M chage te8tified t)mt from to receive the largest salary ever paid .,, . .. ..... ..... Berlin Woman Testified When Sued Over Sale of a Cow. Rutland, Nov. 21. The entire time of the session of the United States district court here yesterday was occupied in taking evidence for the plaintiffs in the case of I. N. Chase and A. A. Bee man of Brandon vs. Mrs. Fannie IX Erhnrdt of Berlin, in which damages are sought for alleged false warranty in the sale of a cow for $726 by the defendant to the FIRE DROVE 350 OUT. When Flames Broke Out in Big Plant . at Long Island City. Long Island City, N. Y., Nov. 21. Three hundred and fifty men ind women were driven by a tire to-day from the plant of the Atlantic Marconi company, and two of the men were seriously burned. Ihe ore started from flour dust.exjdosion, and the loss is $150,000, a Hrooklyn manager, since .Ned Han Ion 'a days. Robinson is enthused over the prospects of the Dodgers next sea son. He hopes to bolster up the pitch ing staff and place the club well up into first division. Shortstop is the only weak position he sees in the team,' out side of the pitching staff. Tufts college now In line to be ranked high in intercollegiate, football circles. Tufts admirers are proclaiming that their eleven should be ranked even ahead of Dartmouth. During the past season Tufts played eight games and lost only to West Point by the score of 2 to 07 In fact, this game should have been won, as Tufts gained two yards to one by the Army. Angell, the big fullback, fumbled as he crossed the line, depriving them of a touchdown. The team's followers are even rating the Feam with Harvard and Yale. New York .university is passing through one of the most unique sea son's of football in the history of t lie sport at that college. The university has not scored a point in its seven games and there is slight hope of thatj as they meet the Navy to-dajr, the new cow 11 others of his herd, hav ing an average value of $400, contracted tuberculosis and were killed. Mrs. Er hardt denied that she cave any special guaranty in selling the animal. She claimed that she did not know it had tuberculosis. TO 3E TRIED BY JURY. for Court Refused Sanity Commission Hans Schmidt. New York. Nov. 21. The question of the sanity of the priest, Hans SchmidU when he murdered Anna Aumuller will be decided by jury. The court to-day refused to appoint an insanity commission. Shucks! to "In the long run it always pays act decent," observed the sage. "Oh, I don't know," replied the fool. "The prodigal son is some hero, but you never hear a word aliout the brother who stayed at home and did the chores and helped the ld folks," Cincinnati En-auirer, Inspector Howard of Interstate Com merce Commission Examined Cen tral Vermont Officials. !t. Allans, Nov. 21. An investigation was held here yesterday by inspector Howard of the. interstate commerce com mission in connection with tho head-on collision of the Central Vermont railroad north of Georgia last Sunday, in which two lives were lost, u llliam r. Kimball, a fireman, and Daniel 1 ictbohl, aged 14; who was stealing a ride. All the trainmen and engineers, the oflicers of the road and the operators at Colchester. Gt'org;a ami St. Albans, and also the train dispatcher who was on duty at the time, were called before Inspector Howard. The investigation was very thorough and while no report was given out it was intimated after wards that Inspector Howard will make some suggestions to the interstate com merce commission ass toTthc haudling of train orders. y : WAS FOUND GUILTY. COMPROMISE BEING MADE On Hours of Labor of Tex tile Mill Firemen, at Lawrence DEFINITE STEPS TO SFTLEMENT ' .s"" vv Two r fences to Be Fol- ,vved by Another To-night Lawrence, Mass., Nov. 21. Definite Icvelopmehts toward settlement of tho strike of the 350 textile mill firemen for an eight-hour day were expected late to- lay when another conference between representatives of the employers and strikers was to be held. A compromise schedule of hours is being prepared as the result of two conferences already held. NOT SLIGHTING VERMONT. Jury Reached Verdict in John Bradley's Case in 15 Minutes. Burlington, Nov. 21. A verdjet of guilty was returned against John Brad ley in Chittenden county court yester day afternoon, the respondent having been charged with misconduct with a young girl. The jury was out just 15 minutes with the ea"i. Sentence was not imposed on Bradley, although bail was raised from $1,000 to a l,n00. John Hart ot hast Charlotte and George Hart of Hinesburg went bail. V. A. Billiard argued to the jury un til about 11 o'clock in the forenoon. The burden of his argumvntVas that it was all a frame-up to injure Mr. Bradley and that conviction was impossible on the evidence given. At 1 1 o'clock former State's Attornev H. B. Shaw began his argument for the state. This argument lasted the rest of the morning and until about 2:30 in the afternoon. Y After the argument of counsel had concluded, Judge Stanton delivered his charge, the gist of which was that there were two facts for the jury to find in order to convict. The first of these was whether the girl was under the age of consent at the time of the alleged of- mcrce commission as to the handling oft fense ever occurred. CLEVER RUSE WORKED. Castleton Man Scared Off Robber with Movement Toward Gun Pocket. Rutland, Nov. 21. Karl Witherel, tele graph operator and assistant station agent at the Castleton railway station, by a cleverly worked and exceedingly fortunate bluff last night foiled a would- be "hold-up" artist who tiled to re lieve him of his money on the station platform. A well-executed motion to ward his rear pocket inspired his assail ant, who is evidently afraid of firearms, with an urgent desire to be elsewhere, and he boat a retreat through the dark ness. The matter was reported to Deputy Sheriff Carl Beach, but no ar rests have been made. Mr. Witherel can give only a vaguo description of the highwayman, owing to the darkness, but savs he was "a tall. Inn man. As Mr. Witherel was on his way home at 7 o'clock, after locking tip at the sta- lon, he was met at the end of the plat form by the Stranger, who displayed no arms, but signified his intentions of us- ng force and demanded money. There was no one else in the neighborhood. New England Co. Giving Good Telephone Service, Auditor Longley Said. The hearing before the Vermont public? service com mission over proposed re duction of rates took a recess at Mont pelier to-day until after Thanksgiving. A lively discussion was started before the commission yesterday afternoon w hen Attorney Graham, representing the state, asked General Auditor Longley' of the New England Tel. & Tel. Co. to make a fair separation of the assets ami liabilities of the New England company on the theory that the New England". company m ermont was a separate company. Mr. Longley declined a ne thought that he would not be able to give a reasonable answer. Ihe New Lngland company has about $43,000,1X10 worth of stock paying seven ier cent., and about $12,000,000 worth ot bonds carrying riv per cent, interest. Considering the New Finland plant in Vermont as a separate institution, en tirely disassociated from the New Eng land plant in Vermont as a separate in stitution, entirely disassociated from tiie New England company, and earning -two per cent, or less on its investment, he; thougbl.it would be impossible for such a company to necure the capital to build a plant. Nor would such a company bo able to float a bond issue at a five per cent, interest rate because (investors would not accept such bonds. Mr. Deavitt wanted to know why 3.50 of the total liabilities would not rep resent a fair proportion for Vermont, this percentage representing the propor- , tion the plant in Vermont bears to tho entire plant of the ,New England Tele phone and Telegraph company, Mr. Longley contended that ' this was a wholly impracticable computation be cause, although as 3.39 of the total plant value of the company, it contrib utes only ie.39 of the company a reve nue. He sakl it would be incorrect to assume that such a company as was being theoretically considered, one whol ly separated from the New England Tel ephone and Telegraph company and con fined entirely to Vermont, could get money for the same rate that was paid by the New England company. It was brought out incidentally that out of 4,- 300 stockholders in the New England company, only 27 of them were from Vermont. Mr. Graham suggested that no one had seen any Vermont territory that has not paid seven per cent, if it had a fair chance, to' which Mr. Longley replied that he thought that all Vermont had been given more than a fair show, and that money had been poured in here by the New Eengland company in a way that no local company would expend it. The New England company was at tempting to give just as good service in Vermont as in any other part of its ter ritory. Mr. Graham remarked that no one had seen any indication of a company's in tention to withdraw from Vermont. 'Why should we. asked Mr. Long- ley, "the New England company is a unit as a whole, it is important that our people in Massachusetts should be able to telephone up here to your prosperous cities and towns, and that your peoplo should be able to telephone to ours, but the assumption that this territory, of itself can innke money isn't true!" EACH PAID $250. New York Up-State Contractors Told Assistant District Attorney. New York, Nov. 21. Four up-state contractors told Assistant District At- ornev Clark to-ilav that each contribut ed $250 to the fund collected bv Everett Fowler, the alleged Tammany bag man, under indictment for extortion. The rius Ultra class will meet to night for its regular session at the dea coness home on Berlin street. All mem bers, are requested to take tho 7:15 elec tric car, GRAND JURY INVESTIGATES. Death of Towne Girl at St. Johnsbury Recently. St. Johnsbury, Nov. 21. The grand jury summoned for the Towne-Flinn poisoning case began Us probe yesterday. Attorney General R. E. Brown of Bur lington." assisted by State's Attorney W. A. Dutton, is presenting the case be fore Judge L. P. lilack. Flynn is repre sented by llarland B. Howe. The hear ing is private and nothing is given out. Klvmi was released from jail Saturday on a writ of habeas corpus, having been confined in jail two weeks, held on a dying statement made by Cora Towne that Flynn gave her the bichloride of mi-rcurv that caused her death. TALK OF THE TOWN Mr. and Mrs. George Christie, who were recently married at New York, are expected to return-to the city to-night. Mr. Christie lift Barm over three weeks ago, and met Miss Bella Rice of Aber deen, Scotland, as she landed at New York. They were married two Weeks ago last Sunday at a magistrate's office. Mr. Christie has resided in Itarre for three years and has been employed at the Martinson estate plant. They wilL make their home in the city. Weather Forecast. Rain to-night; warmer in Vermont. Saturday increasing cloudiness and warmer; moderate variable winds be coming . southeasterly.