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BAR DAILY VOL. XVII NO. 234. RARRE, .VERMONT, -THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1913. PRICE, ONE CENT. THE RE TIMES WILSON FEELS FREE TO LEAVE Because He Expects to Sign Currency Bill by Next' Tuesday VACATION PLANS CONTEMPLATED Will Leave Washington Just as Soon as He Signs the Measure Washington, D. C, Dec. 18. President Wilson will give .his first cabinet dinner to-night tit the White House. A few in vited guests outside of the cabinet will be present, including Mayor-elect Mit chel of New , York. -It is the first state function of the season. The New Year's reception will not be held this year and there is a possibility that the diplomatic reception, scheduled this vear for January 6, may be delayed a few days to give the president a longer rest in a southern climate. The agreement to vote on the currency bill in tlte Senate, with the prospects of its being placed before the president for his signature by next Monday or Tuesday made Mr. Wilson's plans for a vacation more definite. He will leave Washington immediately after signing the bill and will be away at least two weeks,: possibly three. It is not yet announced where he will go, but the choice is said to lay between some point in Mississippi and Ashville, North Caro lina. President W llson had few engage ments to-day. He aranged to take part in planting an elm tree on the White House grounds, where the Cleveland eim was torn from its roots by the storm several months ago. PROUTY SEES WILSON. Interstate Commerce Commissioner Vis its White House. Washinirton, D. C Dec. 18. Presi dent Wilson resumed his routine work yesterday, but resumed his routine work utility in the lute House. The president had three engagements He talked with James Speyer, a New York banker; with Commissioner Prouty of the interstate commerce commission, and with K. P. Wheeler and a committee of the American Bar association. Mr. Wheeler's committee presented an invi tation tor the president to attend a meeting of their association. Mr. Speyer said his talk with the president was merely to discuss the general situation" in the country, and that his conference did not relate to his own affairs or foreign loans. It was said at the White House that Mr. Spey er asked for the engagement several weeks ago. WILL CONTEST COMPROMISED. Adopted Daughters Get Larger Share , Than Specified. Boston, Dec, 18. The fight to break the will of the late Mrs. Sarah Ella Hartshorn, whose $500,000 estate was in herited from her father, Daniel Sharp Ford, who built the Ford building and owned the Youth's Companion, was com promised yesterday. By the decree of Judge George of the probate court effecting the compromise, the contestants, Ida Upham Hartshorn and Bertha Hartshorn MacAusland, legally adopted daughters of the testa trix, will receive $15,000 each, instead of the $10,000 left each of them, and half of the residue of the estate, instead of merely the income of it after their adopted father's death. The Northfield schools, which were formerly known separately as the Mount Hermon school for boys and the North field seminary, but were merged in 1912, will by the compromise receive $113,000, instead of , $23,000, as originally be queathed. The husband of the deceased, William N. Hartshorn, by the will was to receive the income of the residue of the estate during his lifetime. By the compromise lie gets the income of half, and at his death that half goes to the Northfield schools outright. SAVED HER SON But Haverhill, Mass, Woman Burned - Her Hands Severely. Haverhill, Mass, Dec. 18. Mrs. John Talnian rushed through the smoke that filled her home in the two and a half story block at the corner of Essex and High streets last evening and, breaking open a door,, rescued her four-year-old son, Cerean, who was asleep in the room. Mrs. Talnian had her hands badly biirned in rescuing her child and the latter, who had been partly overcome by smoke, soon revived. ' The building is owned by Harry Ray isian. Fire started from an unknown cause in a closet used for storing coal. The entire building was rilled with smoke when the fireman arrived and the flames had spread through the par titions. After a half hour's battle the fire was brought under control with a loss of $400. ENORMOUS EXPENSE INVOLVED. In Proposal for Government Control of Telephone and Telegraph. Washington, D. C, Dec. 18. Post master General Burleson's declaration for the principle of government owner ship of telegraphs and telephones, as outlined in his annual report, just made public, will undoubtedly be followed by the Democratic caucus in the House in January to decide how far the pro ject is to be made an administration pol icy of Congress. . President Wilson has been. giving the project ehorongh study, but has not passed it on to Congress be cause of the enormous expense involved, administration supporters say. AMERICANS ARE SAFE. , Assurances Were Received in Washing ton Official Circles. Washington, D. C, Dec. 18. Reasaur ance as to the safety of Americans Chihuahua, conveyed yesterday by Con sul Letcher, immediately upon the re opening of telegraphic communication between that city and hi 1'aao, came as a relief 'to the administration here Washington officials had felt that stories emanating from refugees and federal partisans, to the effect that Americans and other foreigners in Chihuahua were being subjected to gross niiHtreatnien by the constitutionalists were without foundation; but in the absence of any otlicial information on the subject, it had been impossible to convey .definite assurance to many anxious inquirers. So far, Consul Letcher has forwarded the state department no reply of Gen eral Villa to its representations regard ing the treatment of the Spanish resi dents of Chihuahua, but it is assured that he received the message as it easy to communicate quickly with the rebel general, owing to Villas military activity along the extended line of the extended line of the constitutionalist army. Little doubt is telt that Ueneral Villa will heed' the admonitions of the department and extend proper treatmen to the Spaniards as well as to other for eigners. Jn tins connection, department officials deprecate the demonstrations favor of Huerta which are said to have been made by the Spanish element on the American side of the border. Americans and the whole foreign col onv at lampico are now enjoying period of quiet after the exciting events of the past week, but the peace of mind is marred by the news that 4,000 con stitutionalists are encamped within 20 miles of the town and may renew their attack upon the federal defenses as soon as they can replenish their store ot am munition. There is likely to be little change in the disposition of the vessels of the American fleet near Tampico for the present. NO SUPPLY GRAFT. Reported as Result of Investigation in Washington. Washington, D. C, Dec. 18. An inves tigating committee appointed by Secre tary McAdoo vesterday completed a re port repudiating charges of wholesale graft in the purchase of government sup plies, involving many millions of dot lars. Brvon R. Newton, assistant secre tary of the treasury, iB chairman of the committee which inquired minutely into every phase of government supply con traeting. It was said at the treasury depart ment that the investigation was ordered as a result of sweeping allegations by disappointed bidders for contracts, who. as soon as Mr. McAdoo assumed ollice began to besiege him with complaints. SEVERELY THREATENED. Castine, Me, Had Hard Fire to Fight Last Evening. Castine, Me., Dec. 18. This village had narrow escape from a general eon flagration last night, which" was pre vented by desperate fire fighting and the lack of wind. A large wooden building, used this summer as a garage by Frank Rae and stored with carriages and sleighs, broke into names about 10 p. -m. It burned fiercely and set fire to the icehouse owned by Frank Hooper and to the dwelling of Mrs. Barker Wardwell. A large hotel opposite was in great Jan ger. J. he fire was controlled after the total loss of the garage and contents, and much damage to the other buildings. The . total loss is estimated at $5,000, which is partially covered by insurance The cause of the fire is undetermined. TALK OF THE TOWN A three-reel sensational drama, "The Race for Millions," also other pictures at the Bijou. Watch for our program to-morrow. Adv. The executive committee of the In dian Athletic club have decided to bold thftir annual banquet and ball in the 'Ian Gordon hall on the night of Jan. 16 The affair will be the third annual of the club, Mrs. W. H. Goodfellow of Spaulding street, who has been spending the past few weeks with her brother, W. V. Mc Allister at Manchester, N. H., returned to the city yesterday. Mr. McAllister, who is .an official of the Merchants bank of Manchester, a few weeks ago sus tained a severe shock. At times bis condition was serious. Upon leaving, Mrs. Goodfellow was informed by his physicians that his recovery was antici pated. Joseph Uerophi, a truckman, met with painful accident this, morning while engaged at a task near the Central Ver mont depot. Borophi was backing th team to the station platform, having a grasp on the bridle when .the horse bit two fingers on his right hand, fracturing the bones in one of them. As he drew his fingers from the teeth of the horse he slipped on a coating of ice beneath. His face reached the ground first, inflict ing several cuts around the nose and lght cheek. Henry V. Wlutaker, who lias been making an extended visit with his fa ther, Dr. E. B. Whitaker, of Merchant street, left this forenoon for Boston, where he 'will make a' short stay -bei fore returning home to Chicago, 111. Edi; tor Frederick K. Irvine ot "American Stone Trade," who has been making his first tour of V ermont's quarrying dis tricts, will leave late this afternoon for 'hiladelphia, Pa, to remain for a tew lays, lie will return to Chicago in time for Christmas. Yesterday Mr. Ir- ine was shown through the quarries of the Woodbury Granite Co. in Hardwick. 'revious to bis visit m ilardwick, he made a thorough inspection of the cut ting plants in Barre and the quarries on Millstone hill. According to recent correspondence rom friends of Mrs. Edward Field of Albuquerque, N. M, Mrs. Field is crit ically ill. Mrs. Field was formerly a resident of Barre, having resided here for the most of her life before remov ing to New Mexico about 10 years ago. Mrs. Field is suffering from cancerous trouble, having undergone several opera tions. But a few months ago Carroll Field, U. S. A, son of Mrs. Field, died suddenly following an operation for ap pendicitis. A few years ago he enlisted in the United States army and since that time had been promoted to corporal of Co. E, 19th infantry, at Fort Crock ett, Galveston, Tex. He was taken to the Albuquerque General hospital, where he succumbed to an operation for ap pendicitis. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Field and two sons left Barre about 10 years ago, GAVE CHARITY ENOUGH IN LIFE Said William Deering in Will Disposing of His . $12,000,000 Estate SO HE DEEDED ALL TO FAMILY The Will Was Filed for Pro bate in Chicago To-day Chicago, Dec. 18. The entire estate of William Deering, the harvester man ufacturer, estimated to be $12,000,000 was left to his immediate family in a will which was offered for probate to day. None of the estate was left to charity, the will stating that Mr. Deer ing had done enough for charity during his lifetime. Mr. Deering died at his summer home in Florida on December 9. Mr. Deering started his business ca reer as a poor boy in the state of Maine, where he was born, going into the wool en mill industry and later becoming a country merchant. He became the head of the Deering Harvester Co. THREE LADS DROWN THROUGH THIN ICE Disregard Parents' Warning and Fall in . While Crossing the Ware River. Ware, Mass, Dec. 18. Joseph and Ro land Herbert, 'and Albert Bratonier, aged 10, 8, and 0, respectively, were drowned in the Ware river on their way to school yesterday. Despite the warning of their parents the boys took a short cut on the ice over the deep part of the river. The thin ice, which held for one child to cross, broke when the three got, together. Joseph and Albert fell through, and Ro land, in trying to help them, was dragged after them. PROBATE COURT MATTERS. Inheritance Tax on Prentiss C. Gould Estatt Not Settled. In Washington county probate court it was said to-day that as soon as the matter of the inheritance tax is settled on, the estate of Prentiss C, Gould of East Montpelier will be settled. The administrators and tax commissioner are to decide on the valuation of the real estate. The property was left to Mr. Gould's brother. The probating of the will of the late Nancy Ballintine Thomas of East Montpelier has been continued. H. llliam Scott of Barre has been appointed guardian of Frank P. Morse of Barre, and A. E. Denny has been ap pointed administrator of the estate of Lucy B. Ladd, late of Northfield, and Clvde L. Morse has been named as ad ministrator of the Fannie Storrs estate of Northfield. . SEVERAL CASES ENTERED. From Washington County for January Term of Supreme Court. Several new cases have been entered from Washington county for the Jan uary term of the Vermont supreme court, the cases coming from county court on exceptions. They are Maria Thornsworth vs. A. N. Blanchard (two cases), being over a real estate deal in Washington, D. C.j John McDonald, re ceiver, vs. i". U. 1'lace; 11. . iselden vs. Boston & Maine railroad; Ernest Cam eron vs. Oramel and D. L. Joslyn. FATALLY SHOT WHILE HUNTING Arthur D. Foss of Suncook, N. H, Was Out After Rabbits and Was Sit ting on a Log at the Time. Suncook, N. H., Dec., 18. Arthur D. Foss of Buck street was fatally shot yes terday afternoon while bunting in AI lens town. Mr. Foss, accompanied by his son, was after rabbits in Gate's swamp near the John Hayes place, and was stand ing on a log with the gun resting against him, when the accident happened. In some manner the gun was discharged, the entire charge entering his body. Medical aid was summoned but the in jured man died before the arrival of the physician. Mr. ross was 30 years of age. He is survived by wife and four children". CALLS SITUATION DESPERATE. Says Howard- Elliott About -Boston & Maine Financial Condition. Boston, Dec. 18. "The situation is a esperate one, said Howard Elliott, chairman of the board of directors of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad last night with reference to the nances of the Boston and Maine rail road. This declaration followed a meet ing of the Boston and Maine directors at. hich means of renewing $10,000,000 of outstanding notes which will soon fall due were considered. No definite conclu sion was reached. REFUSES DINNER INVITATIONS. Mayor-elect Mitchel of New York Finds Them Too Numerous. New York, Dec 18. Finding it im possible, he said, to fulfill the duties of both after-dinner mayor and after- breakfast mayor, John Purroy Mitchel mayor-elect, has announced that he must forego the former pleasure. "I have found," he said, "that I cannot respond to all the invitations received and at the same time attend to the business of the city." KOCH DEFENSE INTRODUCED. In Trial of West Haven Man Who Is Charged with -Murder. Rutland, Dec. 18. The written state ment of Coroner John Connors of White hall, N. Tu, that he had found that the shooting of Charles Gordon of Whitehall by William Koch of West Haven was accidental, and evidence given by the coroner and his clerk, W. F. Cody of Whitehall, contradictory to the testi mony of Miss Ida A. Ripley of Dresden, N. Y, an important witness for the state Tuesilay, were the principal features in the trial of Koch in Rutland county court yesterday for the killing of Gordon, who died from a bullet wund inflicted by the respondent during a dis pute relative to setting muskrat traps on the Koch game preserve on Luke Clmmplain November 9, 1913. , Connors, who like Cody, whs called by the state by special agreement after the prosecution had rested, became much ex cited during the cross-examination by Attorney T. W. Moloney and endeavored to volunteer much information which was not wanted and to argue with the examiner His an monstration was so amusing to the spectators that Sheriff Knos C. Fish's gavel did not produce or der until Judge Frank L. Fish informed those in the court room that the trial must be attended with decorum fitting to so Serious a case. The defense opened its case by put ting Attorney Ernest H. O'Brien of the respondent's counsel on the witness stand. He told of five visits to the scene of the shooting and in contradiction to evidence given by Oliver Neddo, the lighthouse tendeii who was the state's star witness yesterday, said that se saw signs of a trap having been in the musk rat burrow over which Gordon is .alleged to have been bending when shot. Mr. O'Brien identified four pieces of maple saplings as sticks which he picked up near the burrow. It will be claimed that these sticks were used to stake lown a trap and that one of them was brandished by Gordon when he threat ened Koch. Deputy Sheriff Davis A. Barker of this city testified that he made a visit to the Koch shore two days after the shooting, He saw the mark where a boat's bow had grounded in the mud about 40 feet from where Gordon stood. The prosecu tion claims that the mark was made by Koch's boat :n which he stood when he fired. Attorney O'Brien testified that he had landed on the shore by boat the day before Mr. Barker was there. Attorney General Rufus E. Brown endeavored to show by cross-examination that (Rie water of the lake was at a different lev el on the two days in question and there tore one. boat mark would have been farther west than the other. Coroner Connors and Clerk Cody tes tified that at a hearing in Whitehall December 8 and 10, Ida Ripley testified that when she saw Oliver Neddo, the lighthouse tender, at the time of the shooting, he was about 300 feet from Koch and Gordon, in court in Rutland yesterday she placed the distance at 900 teet. She va 2.300 feet from the men. A statement read to the jury by counsel or the respondent giving the coroner s opinion that , the, ahrVing was. aeeiden- tal, was only a partial finding, the cor oner said. He explained that evidence produced at the Vermont trial might change his opinion. CHRISTMAS TREES BY PARCEL POST Two Have Been Shipped from East Berkshire to the Other Side of the Continent. East Berkshire, Dec. 18. Two Christ mas trees have been sent from here to California by parcel post. BOTH WOMEN HELPLESS. Were Saved from Gas Death by Physi cian Who Broke Into House. Winooski, Dec. 18. Miss Mary O'Sul van and her nurse, Mrs. Riley, were nearly asphyxiated bv coal gas yester day morning. Miss O'Sullivan, who re sides on Hickok street, was not well Tuesday, and Dr. Heath attended her. lesterday morning the doctor made his call, but on finding the door locked thought Miss O'Sullivan was resting and went awav. Miss -Mary Gannon, a neigh bor, went to the house to call toward noon. She also found the door locked, with no signs of any one in the house. She reported to the doctor, asking if he had made a call in the morning. Dr. Heath then hurried to the home and finding the door still locked, forced an entrance.. He discovered both occupants of the home overcome by gas. but after working over them for some time he Drought them back to consciousness. They were resting as comfortably as could be expected last evening. TWO MEN SENTENCED. One for Larceny and Other For Assault ing Girl in Addison County. Middlcbury, Dec. 18r-Tn Addison county court yesterday afternoon the jury in the case of state vs. Patrick Jones, charged with breaking into the store of the trank v. Dyer Co. or Salis bury on September 22, last, brought in a verdict that the prisoner was guilty of larceny, and Jones . was sentenced to hard labor in the county jail for not less than nine months ad not more than ten months. William Wimmette. who Tuesday was convicted of an assault upon a 12-yenr old girl, was yesterday afternoon sentenced to serve not less than four months and not more than five months in the Addison county jail. VERMONT BUSINESS'TROUBLES. E. E. Paquette of Richford, a Tinsmith, Has Debts of $1,252.89. Rutland, Dec. 18. E. E. Paquette of Richford, a tinsmith, has filed a petition in bankruptcy with Clerk F. S. Piatt of the United States court. His liabilities are $1,252.80 and he has assets of $1,- 182.73, of which $4.0 is claimed exempt. CRITICAL CONDITION FROM KICK. John Billings of Middlebury Badly Hurt at Ripton. Ripton, Dec. 18. John Billing of Middlebury was kicked in the abdomen yesterday bv Ins horse, which he had just stabled at his brother's barn. He is in a critical condition. STOLE DISPLAY IN WINDOW Thief Got $1,000 Worth of Jewelry Out of Pitts burg Store - CUT A SECTION OUT OF GLASS Then He Pulled Through Cloth With the Entire Display Pittsburg, Dee. 18. One of the most daring robberies known to the police of Pittsburg was committed early to-day when a thief cut out a section of a Bhow window in the jewelry store in Wood street, - one of the business thdrough- fares in the city. He then pulled the fabric covering the bottom of the win dow through the hole, bringing with it all the valuables with which the window was decorated. The loot is valued at one thousand dollars. ' $500 ROBBERY IN HARDWICK Dealer's Barn Was Burglarized by Man Who Climbed in by Means of Lad der to Gable Window. Hardwick, Dec. 18. A clever burglary was discovered this morning, when it was found that the barn of Max Schlar man, a junk dealer; had been visited during the night and $500 worth of furs were missing. The burglar entered the barn by means of a ladder to the win dow in the gable of the barn. Schlarnian recently purchased a large assortment of furs, in which he dealt in connection with his other business. It was found this morning fliat the furs had been sorted out and the best of the supply was taken away. The barn is connected with the house, but the oc cupants of the latter heard no sounds during the night. It is thought that only one person was implicated. INTERESTING EXHIBITS Have Been Collected for the Cobble Hill Grang Fair. Those -in - cliarge of. the- CohbU ,IW1 grange fair, which opens to-night at .the grange ball on Trow bill and continues through Friday night, have collected a large number of articles which make a very interesting exhibit. Besides that, there is a poultry show in which about 40 roops are placed, and in one of them is shown the Sicilian Buttercup cockerel that recently won a special prize of a $5 gold piece. Many booths have been arranged for the various exhibits in the fair proper, including those for vegetables and grain, fancy work, aprons, food, ice cream and candy, with opportunity for the people to purchase lunches, lish pond and an tique department. In the antique department are many exhibits of great age and particular in terest, for instance, there is a chair which dates back to 1777 and a bu reau of the' same age. Then there are spinning wheels and flax wheels, and it is expected that demonstrations of the use of these latter machines will be giv en. Of especial local interest is the harness winch was used bv Captain imam Bradford in hauling Barre gran ite for the Mate House in Montpelier from 1832 to 1837. The fair opens at 8 oclock. T. N. VAIIS NIECE THE BRIDE. Married at Lyndonville Yesterday to New York Man. Lyndonville, Dee. 18. Miss Katherine Louise Vail, niece of Theodore N. Vail, was quietly married yesterday to Arthur Allen Marsters of New York City before about a dozen of the immediate relatives of both parties. I he wedding took place at ten o clock in St. Peters r-piseopal church which was prettily trimmed with evergreens with the altar banked with roses. The bride was given in marriage by Mr... Vail, The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. C. E. Houghton, rector f the Church of the Iranshguratton in New York City, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Stevenson, rector of St. Peter's church, mere were no attendants in the cere mony and the bride was dressed in her traveling gown. Mr and Mrs. Marsters left on the noon train and will make their home in Parsippany, N. J. The bride has lived at Speedwell farms for the past ten years with her uncle while the groom is a graduate of Harvard and secretary of the American Telephone and Telegraph company of which Mr. Vail is president. ACCIDENTAL POISONING Thought to Have Caused Death of Child . at Nashua, N. H. Nashua, N. H., Dec. 18. Ralph M. Holt, the 13-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Holt of 55 Temple street, died last night from the effects, it is thought, of accidental poisoning. It is thought that the child secured some poisonous substance while Mrs. Holt and the boy were visiting Mrs. Holt's parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Robe- lard, at Rochester. They returned from Rochester several days ago, and the child had been Bick since that time. The na ture of the poison is not known. This is the second death in the family in about a month, a daughter dying from diphtheria in November. VERMONT EXPECTED TO-MORROW. Disabled Battleship Is N earing Port jn Tow of Delaware. New York, Dec. 18. The disabled bat tleship Vermont, in tow of the battle ship Delaware, probably will reach Nor folk early to-morrow, according to a wireless received at Sandy Hook to-day. MISREPRESENTATION ALLEGED.. Irvin A. Norcross Accused of Obtaining Auto Under False Pretenses. The details of a piece of detective work came out last night when Deputy Sheriff Walter N. Bixby of Last Barre stepped off a late train from Manchester, N. 11., with Irvin A. Norcross, a horse man, whom he arrested in the New- Hampshire city yesterday on a charge of obtaining property by false pretenses. The deputy had been trailing his man ever since State's Attorney J, Ward Carved placed a warrant in his hap several days ago. The state claims that Norcrof -t'.-.N,-' chased a Little Six automo ,vjm H. F. Cutler, a local auto.'' ." last July on the strength of r -r senta tions concerning securitv - . alleged that Norcross went t' . Cutler and acted as though he migt ouy an a'uto mobile if the terms were agreeable. Ac cording to the story, the dealer broached the "Little Six proposition to Norcross who offered the auto man a mortgage on a number of horses and cows which he claimed to own. The deal was con stimulated on July 2ft, 1913, according to the declaration set up in the warrant that called for the arrest of Jsorcross The price set on the "Little Six" was $1,285 and security from the purchaser was accepted on 10 cows, ranging in agu from three to 10 years, a black mare four years old, and a black horse, also represented to have attained that train tionally kittenish age of four that pleases horse men. Mr. Norcross took the car and motored awav. ''Lately, so the state alleges, it. trans pired that Mr. Norcross owned neither the horses nor the milkers when he made his representations to Mr. Cutler. A careful inquiry in the neighborhood of Hardwick, where Norcross was supposed to have his headquarters, failed to land anyone who could state positively that Norcross was in a position to offer 10 cows and a couple of black horses as Security for a $l,28.i automobile. Soon after the states attorney was notified of the deal, the car was discov ered at Hardwick. Finally Norcross was located in Manchester. He was doing duty at the Cavanaugh livery stables yesterday when Deputy Sheriff Bixbv tapped him on the shoulder and proceed ed to read the warrant. The man con sented to accompany the officer back to rlarre without any ado. lhis morning the man was arraigned before Judge H. W . Scott in citv court, A plea of not guilty was entered in the court's record and the case was set for hearing Monday, Dec. 21. Bail was fixed at fl,000, which the respondent was try ing to furnish at noon. He has retained F. R. DaviR as counsel and the state's attorney will conduct the , prosecution It is understood that several witnesses from Hardwick will be subpoenaed to testified in the case. Other. State's Attorney Cases. George Towers, a Marshfield farmer. was arraigned before. Justice of the Peace H. W. Scott in citv court Wednes day afternoon on an intoxication charge, to which he pleaded guilty. The jus tice imposed a $. fine and costs of $0.3 which the respondent paid. Deputy Sheriff A. M. Morrison went to Marsh- fleld tn the nrly-morning and arreoted Powers, who was working in a woodlot near his home. The warrant was issued by State's Attorney Carver. The state's attorney's office was noti fied late yesterday afternoon of the ar rest of one D. Cubria in Northfield. Cubria was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Kent on a breach of the peace charge. He asked for a continuance and bail was fixed at $50 for his appearance at a hearing to be held Dec. 21. He fur nished bail and was released. A few weeks since, the Northfield police say, Cubria ran amuck with a revolver and frightened the occupants of his boarding house into hurriedly seeking the street. He was arrested bv Chief of Police Jerry Donahue on a warrant issued by the state s attorney. Mrs. Mae Shipman of Depot square, who started an extended sentence in the county jail last week, paid her fine of $5 and costs of $6.60 and obtained her release, serving 10 days forn intoxica tion conviction. This morning she ap peared before Judge Scott with a bonds man, who furnished the required sum of $300 for. her appearance at a hearing to be held in court on the morning of Jan. 10. Mrs. Shipman is charged with keeping a house of ill fame. FIRE KEPT BREAKING OUT. But Damage Was Kept Down in a House on Plain Street. For an hour this forenoon a detail of firemen tussled with the intermittent outbreaks of a chimney fire in the dou ble tenement house at 2 Plain street owned by City Clerk James Mackay. Once the fire communicated with the roof and again it caught on the wall paper in an upper room. Smoke poured from the chimney in large billows and folks in that section who glanced toward Plain street thought that several build ings were afire. The fire station got a telephone call around 8:30 o'clock and firemen responded at once in the auto chemical truck. Never once did the blaze assume the proportions of a threatening (ire, but the regulars were kept constant ly on the alert with chemicals and buck ets of water. Both were applied sev- ral times. The house is occupied bv John R. Dowers. The damage was slight. The morning call came on the heels of a months vacation winch the de partment has enjoyed from alarms of al most any kind. Nov. 21 the truck was called to Prospect street for a minor outbreak in the boot shop where Ra phael Barsha once cobbled. I'ntil to day it had not left the station since. although a lone fireman has occasionally been called with a hand chemical to watch a chimney fire in the month in tervening. The record is considered un usual by the department men. HIRAM FITTS' FUNERAL. Was Held Yesterday Afternoon With Interment at Elmwood. Funeral services for Hiram Fitts, who passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. Julia Heath, in South Biirre Mon day morning, were held at the house Wednesday afternoon at 1 oclock. Rev. Tohn B. Keardon, pastor of the I'niver- salist church, officiating. There were numerous floral tributes, i he bearers were as follows: John Dodge, Lester Heath, John T. Callaghan and James Ahem. The interment was made in Elm wood ceemtery. Weather Forecast. Fair to-night and Friday; cooler to- night; moderate northwest winds. THROW THE FOUNDER OUT Is Recommendation of Com mittee That Investigated : George Junior Republic GEORGE ACCUSED OF LOOSE LIVING It Is Also Recommended That Girls Be Not Admitted New York, Dee. J 8, The removal of William R. George from active partici pation in the affairs of the George Junior Republic at Freeville, which was found ed by him ten years ago, was recom mended by the state board of charities in its report made public to-day. George's moral conduct was condemned. An investigation was begun six mnoths ago, and more than fifty witnesses were examined in regard to the charge of loose living made against George by threw young women, who were former mem bers of the republic. The testimony is unprintable and no verdict as to whether the charges' were proved was rendered by the committee under whose direction the investigation was held. The board also recommended that no more girls be received in the republic. The George Junior Republic originally was founded as a refuge for bad boys, who governed themselves under George's direction. Girls, who had strayed, after wards were admitted. FIRE STATION REPAIRS. Heath and Batch elder's Bid of $275 for the Job Was Accepted. Bids for making extensive improve ments at the fire station in the way of painting, kalsomining, carpentering, etc., were opened by the aldermanic nre com mittee in a special meeting at city hall last night. 'There were five . painting firms that competed for the contract. On the. specifications furnished by the com mittee, Heath and Hatchelder furnished the lowest, bid, $275. The summary of bids follows: Carlson Dodge, $201.50; C. .A. Heath, $348; Clark 4 Jeffords, $210; Heath & Batch elder, $275; A. V. Beck ley, $4.0. The improvements contemplated include con siderable ,. painting and varnish w ork, plastering in spots, and whitewashing in the stall. Chair rails are to be laid along the walls on the second floor and new burlap is to lie placed on me wans of the sleeping rooms. These renova tions are made for the first time since the station was erecetd. The work will be started Monday morning and several days will elapse before it is entirely completed. The city council authorized the improvements at a meeting held lata in November. . - - GIVEN FAREWELL RECEPTION. Dr. and Mrs. C. F. Camp Honored at the Universalist Church. A. farewell reception was held in tho vestrv of the Universalist church last evening in honor of Dr. and Mrs. C. F. amp of Washington street, wno arc 1 . . -.. . IT! ... 1 "C soon to leave tne city, xnere nc people present and the affair was en tirely informal. The pastor, Rev. J. B. T?earHnn. sneakinc irr behalf of the com pany presented Mrs. Camp a gold pend ant and chain, the pendant being set with pearls and an amethyst, while Dr. mp received a purse .01 money, att-r responded for himself and Mrs. Camp. The vestry was attractively uec orated and the committee from the la dies' union, which had the reception in charge, left nothing undone in making the evening a pleasurable one for all. Refreshments were served by the ladies. EXPECT 50 APPLICANTS For Naturaliration Papers at To-day's Session. A session of L'nited States naturaliza- ion court opened in the court room at city ball this forenoon at 11 o'clock. Tho presiding officer is Clerk Fred S. Piatt of Rutland and he is assisted by A. C. Therinult of Montpelier, who is acting as bailiff, and Misses Gertrude Housn and Ruby Theriault, the clerks. C. DeF. Bancroft of Montpelier, an agent, stat ed at noon that some fiO applicants would probably appear during the aft ernoon and evening. One-half of this number will apply for papers of tho first class. The session is expected to nish earlv. I. S. Attorney Allan I. Church of Boston was in the city to-day while on his way to Granitcville, where le examined the papers of some 50 per sons who are to apply for papers of the first and second classes when the court convenes in the quarry district to-morrow. MACHINISTS' OFFICERS. B. McKenna Was Chosen President of Barre Union. Officer for the coming fiscal year were elected bv the machinists' union. Local 401, at its annual meeting as follows last night: President, B. McKenna; vice president, W. Fernier; corresponding secretary, G. J. Richards; financial secre tary, J. T. Kearney; treasurer,' L. A. Donahue; conductor. E. M. McAllister; sentinel, J. J. McMahon; delegates to the Central Iabor union, George J. Rich ards, K. B. McKenna. DROWNS AFTER FUNERAL. Believed Daughter's Mind Was Affected by Death of Father. New Haven. Conn.. Dec. 18. An hour after she had returned home from the funernl of her father, Miss Mary Carton, aged 23, leaped into the mill river yes terday afternoon and was drowned. She har been ill since her father's death threo days ago. The body, clothed in funeral attire, was recovered.