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VOL.. XVII NO. 236.
Are More . Kindly Disposed
to Currency Measure
Than Formerly
BILL, 54 TO 34
It Now Remains for That
Body and the House
to Agree
New York, Dec. 20. The passage of
the currency bill finds the local bank
" ing community, which was none too
' kindly disposed toward the measure in
its incipient stages, more or less ready
to accept the conditions of the bill. It
is thought that no national banks ot
importance will carry out the threat,
bo often heard a few weeks ago, to re
linquish a federal for a state charter.
The president of one Wall street bank
said to-daynhat all of the 36 national
banks of this city could be depended
upon to enter the Jiew banking system
as soon as the new law took effect,
Washington, D.:C, Dec. 20. The final
workor preparation of the currency bill
for the president's signature was begun
to-day when the House and the Senate
conferees met to adjust their difference
between the Owen substitute measure iu
the Senate and the Glass bill, which
was the administration measure in the
House. The plan now is to have the
president sign the bill before Wednesday,
and the administration official will plan
to make the bill a Christmas present to
the American people. The bill was
passed bji the Senate late yesterday by
u vote of 54 to 34.
The forces that had fought together
for the improvement and amendment of
the measure to the last divided when
the final' vote came.
Hitchcock, who led the opposition to
the bill Teturned to the Democratic
ranks and Weeks of the Republican
leaders with five other Republicans and
Ponulexter, a Progressive, voted for the
Wide difference exist between the
form of the legislation passed by the
Senate Jasfc night and the bill that
passed the Houwe several months ago.
The Democratic leaders have adjust
ed these differences and predicted last
night the bill will be completed by a
conference committee and sent to the
president for his signature by Monday
Throughout the afternoon Mrs. Wil
son and a party of friends were inter-
tsted spectators of , the proceedings,
Mrs. Wilson left just before the bill
To hasten the final enactment the
Senate named a conference committee
which will work with the House com
mittee to compose all differences be
tween the two bills.
The chief points of difference between
the House and Senate follow: -
The House provided for twelve re
gional banks; the Senate from elghtto
twelve, discretion being left to federal
Teserve board.
The Senate added a provision creating
a fund to guarantee deposits of failed
banks that are members of the reserve
associations. The House limited the
rediscount of commercial paper at re
gional banks to that maturing in 00
days. " '
The Senate provided that 180 day ag
riculture paper be accepted under cer
tain limitations. The gold reserve re
quired of .regional reserve banks against
circulating notes is placed at 331-3 per
cent, by the House and forty by the
The banks will be permitted to loan
on five year farm mortgages by the-
Senate; on one year mortgages by the
How the Senators Voted.
The senators who voted for the Owen
bill were: . ..
Democrats Ashurst, Bacon, Bank-
head, Bryan, Chamberlain, Chilton,
Clarke, Uetcher, Gore, Hitchcock, Mollis,
Hughes, James, Johnson, Kern, Lane,
Lea, Lewi, Martin, Martine, Myers,
Aewianas, uuorman. Overman, Owen,
, l'ittman, Pomerene, Ransdcll, Reed, Rob
inson, Saulsbury, Shafroth, Shcppard,
Shields, Shively, Simmons, Smith of Ari
zona, Smith of Georgia, Smith of, Mary
land, Smith of South Carolina, Swanson,
Thomas, Thompson, Tillman, Varda
nian, Walsh and William? 47.
Republicans Crawford, Jones, Per
kins, Norris, Sterling and Weeks 6.
Progressive Poindcxtcr.
Those who Toted against the bill
Republicans Borah, Bradley, Brady,
Brandegee, Bristow, Burton, Catron,
Clapp, Colt, Cummins, Dillingham, Du
pont, Gallinger, Golf, Gronna, Jackson,
Kenyon, La Follctte, Lippitt, McCumber,
McLean, Nelson, Oliver, Page, Penrose,
Root, Sherman, Smith of Michigan,
Smoot, Sutherland, Stephenson, Town
Bend, Warren and Works 34.
Absent and paired Burleigh, Clark of
AVyoming, Culberson, Fall, Stone, Lodge,
Vacancy Alabama.
Suffragette Literature Wat Left Scat
tered About in Bath, England,
Premises This Morning.
Bath, Eng., Dec. 20. Another large
country mansion was to-day added to
the long list of 'those which the arson
wing' of the militant suffragette have
burned. A valuable house, situated on
extensive grouiliU near here, was fired
this morning. The place was unoecu-1
pied. The usual suffragette literature
was left about.
Former President of Nicaragua Was Lib
erated from Prison on Condition
That He Leave United States
' in Reasonable Period.
New York. Deo. 20. Senor Jose San
tos Zelaya, former president of Nica
ragua, now say he will probably leave
the country next Wednesday, going to
Spain. Nearly three weeks have passed
since Zelaya was liberated irom prison
following his apprehension at the re
quest of the Nicaraguan government, on
the condition that he leave the country
within a reasonable period.
William Koch So Testified in His Trial
for Murder.
Rutland, Dec. 20. That William Koch
lived in fear of bodily harm from
Charles Gordon for years was the testi
mony which Koch told on the witness
stand Yesterday in his trial on the
charge of murdering Gordon by shooting
him on Nov. 9.
Mr. Koch said that' threats made
against him by Gordon had been brought
to his attention and he specilied tne sev
eral instances which had already been
called to the attention of the jury.
Mr. Koch was asked:
"Did Gordon ever threaten you?"
"Yes, he did, several times."
"Did he ever challenge you and if so
when I 1
"One time when I was on the lake I
saw Charley Gordon and I told him to
get onto his own side and he picked up
a gun and said to me, Let's have it out
here, you take your gun and 111 blow
your brains out."
Mr. Koch then told of the time when
Gordon shot at him, when the bullet
went through the boat. Again about 12
years ago Mr. Koch was paddling along
the lake when a jagged piece of lead
just skipped his head and buried itself
in the handle of the paddle.
One time on the ice he saw a party
of five coming after him, led by Charley
uorrton. lie struck out at Uordon and
knocked him down then he skated to.
wards a dock, where he backed up, and
a the crowd closed in, Koch drew his
revolver and the men stopped.
Nome years ago a number of legai
actions were instituted againHt Mr.
Koch, all of which he claimed on the
stand grew out of arrests he had made
as fish and game protector and in every
instance the case was dropped without
any final judgment being entered.
Mr. Kocli said that he never entered
complaint to the prosecuting attor
neys of Rutland countv against Mr.
Gordon for trespassing. He did not com
plain to the New York state authorities
about the times he was shot at bv
Koch was then closely questioned a
to the exact location of his boat and
Neddo's boat directly following the
Mr. Koch said he first learned that
traps had been set on his land the Fri
day before the shooting, but at that
time he did not know who these belonged
to. He knew what the penalty was
for this offense
Attorney General Brown then went
over in detail the incidents previous to
the shooting and to his questions Koch
answered readily, his story correspond
ing to the one told in direct examina
Mr. Brown then rend from a printed"
statement ana he asked the witness con
cerning certain parts of it, asking if the
respondent had repeated such to tho
states attorney on the night of his ar
rest. Some of these the respondent ad
mitted and other parts of It be denied.
Mr. Koch then displayed to the jury
the exact position he was in when he
nred the revolver.
Mr. Brow'n then asked
"You did tell Mr. Stafford on that
night didn't you that the revolver pulled
easy ana it went oir sooner than you
J , . I. -
expected is
"Yes. I think I did."
"And the truth of the matter is that
you intended to discharge the gun all
the time didn't you J"
"Yes, sir."
Mr. Koch denied he told Mr. Stafford
that he (Koch) drew his revolver and
ordered Gordon off the game refuge be
fore he shot.
House Where Detectives Arrested Al
leged Counterfeiters.
Montreal, Dec. 20. By a raid on a
shack in. the woods five miles from the
nllage of Lavaltrie yesterday the po
ice discovered what is believed to be
the source of one of the most important
counterfeiting schemes. Five men were
arrested in the house when the plant
was located and a sixth was made a
prisoner in Montreal. The prisoners are
Bartholomew Caron, Frederick Eaton.
Eduard Parisean, Philip Bousquet and
Eugene Gagne. The man arrested here
is Alfred Grenley, an engraver in the
employ of the Herald Publishing com
pany. The police claim to have seized a
most elaborate counterfeiting plant, in
cluding a printing press, plates, especial
ly prepared paper andf everything nec
essary for the counterfeiting of Unit
ed States 1 10 gold certificates.
Chief Detective K. P. McCaskill said
last night that the farm house where
the gang operated was equipped like
an arsenal. It Was before dawn when
the police reached the house. They
smashed down the door and were upon
the counterfeiters almost before one of
them could make a move to get out of
bed. The paraphernalia wa taken,
with the prisoners to Joliette.
Died at St. Johnsbury and Funeral Will
. Be Held Tuesday.
Word was 'received in Barre to-day &t
the death at St. Johnsbury this morning
of Lieut. Col. Charles M. Bonnett, who
was well known to Vermont National
Guard men as major of the third bat
talion of the First Vermont regiment
during the Spanish-American war when
the boy were at Chickamauga. Death
was due to a cancer of the neck with
which he had been suffering for several
weeks and for which he had gone to a
New York hospital for an operation.
The end came at 5:30 o'clock.
Lieutenant Colonel Bonnett was about
30 years of age and leaves bis wife.
Andrew Bonnett of Barre is a brother.
The funeral will be held at St. Johns
bury Tuesday afternoon and it is ex
pected that several from Barre and
Montpelier will attend. He had many
friends in Barre who will be sorry to
hear of bis death.
Harvard'sv "Poco" Bennett
Died Suddenly This
, Morning
Oftentimes He Was Ac
cused of Charging Ex
cessive Interest
Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 20. Barnard
Bennett, known by all Harvard men as
"Poco," died suddenly to-day. Though
never a part of the university, "Poco"
occupied a unique position in college life
as a banker to the students who had
exceeded their parental allowance and
were in immediate need of funds.
By many year of barter, landing and
exchange, "Poco" had amassed a for
tune. Often he resorted to the courts
to recover sum loaned to students,
and on many occasions he was the de
fendant in lawsuits instituted by men
who alleged that they had been charged
excessive interest1.
Taft Explains the Reason of the Cara-
bao Philippine Songs.
New York, Dec. 20. A complimen
tary dinner to W. Cameron Forbes, for
mer governor-general of the Philippine
islands, was given last nigh by the Phil
ippine society and the Harmony club of
America. Among the four'" hundred din
ers were many promment men and
women, including Mr. and Mrs. William
II. Taft, Judge and Mrs. Almet F.
Jenks, Willard Straight, Charles D.
Hilles, Hamilton Holt and George W.
Kx-President Taft was the princi
pal speaker. His address dealt with the
problems confronting the American gov
ernment in the Philippine. He said
that it had been demonstrated that the
ipino people were governable, but
that so far there had been little promise
that the educated and wealthy class
would further the interest of the great
body ot .lilipmo
The sneaker pre-
dieted that withdrawal of the American
government would at present mean
nothing more than re-occupation of the
islands in the interest of peace.
Mr. Forbes spoke on the economic
condition of the Filipinos and sketched
briefly, what improvement had been
made in the islands under the American
regime.. Ho said that he was in favor
of seeing the Philippines retained until
the American principle of government
was better understood by tho natives.
Former President Taft, who acted as
toastmaster, said: "I have only a few
things to say to-night, and one of thain
is the attitude of the array which has
awakened some interest recently. You
can perhaps understand how the army
felt when they first went down to the
Philippines. During the day the Fili
pino waiters bowed and scraped, and at
night they went into the bushes and
fired into the officers' houses, hoping to
bring one of them down... Such actions,
of course, did not tend to make our
army want to get into close association
with the JMlipiuos, and perhaps that
was responsible for the song that was
sung, perhaps everywhere, concerning
the Filipino. The title was: 'He may
be a brother of William H. Taft, but
he aint no brother of mine.'
"I am only going over this question
with the idea of helping the present ad
ministration. I see that the Carabao
dinner has caused some discussion, and
erhaps out of sense of proportion. Now
have been to the Carabao dinners
twice and it is quite true that some of
the songs they sing regarding the Fil
ipinos are not of a character quite fitted
to soothe, but they are sung in the
same way a court sometimes makes an
entry, nunc pro tune. They are of the
time when the army was down there
and doing business, and they are not to
be construed as present attitude of the
army towards the Filipino, and I want
to advise the administration that they
are only reviving the feeling that ex
isted when the army was there, and
which was then moVe opportune. But
things have changed, and I am sure that
the song or songs do not reflect the
present attitude."
Loss at Brockton, Mass., Yesterday Aft
ernoon Was $10,000.
Brockton, Mass., Dec. 20. The big
wooden storehouse and grain elevator
of W. E. Bryant & Co. at 200 Montello
street was badly flamaged by hre yes
terday afternoon, entailing a loss of
about $10,000, fully covered by insur
ance. The cause is unknown.
For a few minutes the big structures
of the C. S. Pierce company on the
north and the Corcoran Supply- company
on the south were in danger. The fire
men, however, covered these buildings
with water and prevented a conflagra
tion. Felix Reno, a bookkeeper, saved all
the books, cash and valuable papers of
the company, aided by Mr. Bryant.
Warren Snell, another employe, rushed
into the cellar through blinding smoke
and rescued three kittens two weeks
old. Other employes rescued the horses
and automobile trucks.
American Telephone Went Up
Points This Morning.
New York, Dec. 20. Announcement of
the agreement of the American Tele
phone company with the department of
justice caused an excited advance in
stork to-day., The price touched 124V4,
in advance, of seven points.
DAMAGED $3,000
; 5 v
Meanwhile Another Alarm Was Rung
in for Fire in Distant Part of City
But Firemen Didn't Hear It
Because of Wind.
Burlington, Dec. 20. The shaving
shed at the Horatio Hickok company's
plant was damaged last night to the
amount of $3,000. The fire probably
started from a back draught from tho
furnace and it spread so rapidly in
spite of the efforts of tli workmen to
stop it that all the workmen remaining
in tho plunt ran for the fire alarm,
which action was lucky for them as im
mediately after they had left there was
a great explosion which blew out a
large section of one wall. ...
The firemen turned ten streams of
water into the building and prevented
the flames from attacking the main
plant of the company. Captain George
Xeal of the hook and ladder company
received injuries to hi back when lie
went through tho roof.
As the firemen were gaining control
of the fire another alarm was rung in
from box 32 in another part of the city
for a fire in a barn used as a storehouse
by Charles Caisse. However, the fire
men could not hear the second alarm
because of the wind and it was not n
til they were informed by other mean
that they knew there was a fire. Mean
while Chief of Politp Russell had sent
a detail ot policemen iT the police pa
trol auto to the scene of the seeand
blaze and volunteers- had turned on a
garden hose, extinguishing the Sre in
the barn.
Then someone, tried to ring in the re
call from box 32 and instead, turned in
another alarm. Things had begun to
settle down when a false alarm was
rTing in from box 64. A detail of fire
men was kept at the mill fire because
of the fear that the flames might break
out in the shavings.
One of Them in Serious, Condition as
Result of Collision on Bennington
Street Car System Last Evening.
Williamstown, Mass., Dee. 20. Two
trolley ears on the Bennington line of
the Berkshire street railway collided
near here last night and Motorman N.
E. Gaugra of Sylonite wasj seriously in
jured. Among the otheri injured are
Edward A. Madon of "North Adams,
uiotorman, Clarence Peckham of Ben
nington, Vt., and Arthur Houghtling
of I'ownal, Vt.
Ihe accident happened f at a point
alxiiit three miles from this town, at
what is known as No. 1 switch.
Car 00, operated by MotJdiman Gan-
gra, lett liennfagton tor .Nyrni Adams
about 8:4."), ami .wha M Utemptfo. to
bring his car to a stop at the switch the
brakes failed to work, it is said, and it
crashed into car 100, bound to Benning
ton from North Adams, which was just
entering the switch.
There was only one passenger on car
00, Albert Kraus of New Vork. I here
were about ten passengers, on the car
bound for North Adams, and most of
them suffered injuries of some char
acter. When the cars came together, Motor
man Gangra was pinned in the wrecked
vestibule. When doctors reached the
scene of the wreck, Gangra had been res
cued from the wreckage, and ho was
carried inside the car. He was soon re
moved to the North Adaiiis hospital,
where bis condition was said to be se-
Abram A. Merrill of Rutland Died 24
Hours After Taking Poison.
Rutland, Dec. 20. Abram A. Merrill,
aged 02 years, drank four ounce of
laudanum with suicidal intent at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Mattie A.
Nutting, here Tuesday night and died
last evening. The man was Hone in
the house with his grandchild, Ethel L.
Nutting. He went to bed, drained the
bottle of laudanum, which he had
bought and then ate lemon to rid his
mouth of the disagreeable taste. It
was two hours before a doctor was
secured. This was too late to adminis
ter antidotes and the man became un
conscious but he regained his senses
It was learned later that Mr. Merrill
had sent personal belongings to out-of-town
relatives so that lie had prepared
to die. He had been rapidly growing
helpless because of his age and was very
sensitive about it.
Exercises Were Held at Middlebury Col
lege Yesterday.
Middlebury, Dec. 24. The 203d anni
versary of the landing of the Pilgrims
at Plymouth, Mass., was observed yes
terday by the townspeople and the fac
ulty and Students of Middlebury col
lege. For the past 75 years the event
has been commemorated under the aus
pices of the Middlebury Historical so
ciety and was this year under its super
vision. The speaker was the Hon. Nehe
miah Boynton of Brooklyn, N. Y., who
delivered" a stirring address on "The
Mayflower and Other Craft" in the Con
gregational church at 5 o'clock before
a large audience, ur. rsoynton is tne
head of one of the largest Congrega
tional churches in this country and dur
ing the past three years has been mod
erator of the national council. Follow-
inn the exercises a supper was served
by the Labaree society in the vestry of
the church. Music, both vocal and in
strumental, was rendered at tiie service
and at the supper.
John Keefe Badly Hurt at Bellows Falls
Last Evening.
Bellow Falls, Dec. 20. John Keefe,
age 22, of North Walpole, N. H., a
brakeman on the Fitchburg division Of
the Boston A. Maine railroad, running
between this place and Boston, was
knocked down while coupling cars last
night about 0:30, and his right foot was
run over. He was taken to the Kock
ingliam hospital. The foot was found
to be badly crushed and probably will
Lave to be amputated.
Sponsors for Equal Suffrage
to Push Matter in"
To Bring the Matter Up Im
mediately After
f Washington, B. C., Dec. 20. Early ac
tion in the Senate on the proposed con
stitutional amendment to enfranchise
women- i expected by senators who fa-
vor the proposal and the woman suf
fragiat leader. Senator Thomas, who
is chairman of the committee in charge
of the proposed amendment, expects to
bring it up as soon as Congress is settled
down to work afterthe Christmas hob
" ' .
White House Dates .Changed.
Washinirton. D. C, Dec. 20. An
nouneement was made at the White
House to-day of a change of dates for
various state functions during the mid
winter season, the changes being made
necessary because of the departure pf
Pres dent and Mrs. Wilson early next
week for a brief outing in th South
The reception to the diplomatic corps
has been postponed from January 6 to
January 13. The other dates follow:
The diplomatic dinner, January 20; the
judicial reception, January z j tne su
preme court dinner, Jemirary j; tne con
gressional dinner. February 10: the
speaker' dinner, February 17 j the army
' . , i . ... n a
and navy reception, reoruary s.
Took Burlington Woman and Her Daugh
Burlinorton. Dec. 20. Mrs. Daniel K.
Tupper died yesterday morning at her
home in South Burlington after a short
lines with pneumonia and complica
tions. Her death occurrea but nve aays
after that of her four-year-old daughter.
Florence, who died Sunday night, ihe
funeral will be held at 1 o'clock Sun-
1 -rafter-soon at the lions.
The exact diagnosis of the illness of
both mother and daughter has not been
determined. There were symptom of
throat trouble resembling diphtheria, but
there was no response to the test of
that disease. 1 No other members of the
family are ill.
. Mrs. Tupper, who was 43 years of
age, was born at Lachute, Canada, her
maiden name being Agnes McFarland.
Her parents reside in the Northwest.
She is survived, besides her parents, by
her husband and five children,, the old
est of whom is 12 and the youngest but
nine months.
Three Occupants Saved but Carriage
Was Demolished.
Putney, Dec 20. Mrs. Bert J. Hough
ton) her son, Hugh, aged 16, and Miss
Lula Cook, all of Putney, jumped from
their carriage at the Putney station
yesterday just in time to avoid being
crushed between freight cars. The car
riage was reduced to kindling wood.
They had driven to the station and
were crossing the side track on which
a freight train, divided at the crossing,
was standing. , .
As the horse passed between the cars
one section of the train was suddenly
backed, catching the buggy. All three
occupants had to jump. The two wom
en carried out their original intention
of taking the nine o'clock train for
Brattlcboro.' Hugh rde the horse home.
Rutland . Child "Died" Turice Before
' Actually Expiring.
Rutland, Dec. 20. Having given the
papers a notice of the death of his
daughter, Gerita, aged three months,
which was published, Louis Christian
went to an undertaker's and bought a
coffin Thursday night and then went
home to find that the supposed dead
child had come to life. Later in the
night the baby "died" again but again
was revived. Yesterday death actually
occurred and the child was buried in
the afternoon. She suffered from a liv
er trouble. .
If He Can Get Hold of Huerta
Mexico City,, Dec. 20. "The traitors,
Huerta and Blanquet, after a very short
process, will be publicly degraded and
hanged from the balconies of the na
tional palace as a warning to all. The
rest of the cabinet will be shot after
being judged."
Such is the sentence passed on the
executive and his official family by
Emiliano Zapata in a circular dated Mil
paata, Dec. 16, which appeared in the
capital last night. It was addressed
to the inhabitants of the City of Mexico.
Will Combine Business and Pleasure at
Exeter, N. H.
Exeter, N. H., Dec. 20. Harvard
alumni combined business and sport at
the ninth annual meeting of the New Eng-
gland Federation of Harvard tlubs, held
at Phillips Exeter academy to-day. The
business sessioil was . followed by va
rious field games. The speakers an
nounced for the annual dinner this even
ing include President l4)well of Harvard
and Howard Elliott, chairman of the
New Haven railroad.
Michael Sage, Advanced In Years, Sent
to Prison.
Chicago, Dec. 20. The last survivor
of Chicago's first fully organized band
of criminals who flourished a generation
ago under the picturesque Mollie Mott,
passed from the stage yesterday. Mi
chael Sage, white of hair and showing
every one of his 03 years, made no de
fense against a sentence of one year in
the Chicago house of correction. His ac
tive days are over, in the opinion of
the police, even if he lives out his sen
tence. Half of Sage's life has been spent in
prison. He began stealing when he was
12 years old, and never learned anything
The old man was arrested Wednesday
night for attempting to rob a residence.
"I didn't get in, judge," he said, and
then added as if to excuse his failure:
"I guess I am getting too old amf
stiff. I won t mind a year; 1 am more
at home in prison than out, anvwav."
The Mott gang of pickpockets, thieves,
beggars, hold-up men and general util
ity timers 20 years ago lived the scenes
that usually are found ii) dime novels,
ana no meniDer ot tne gang was more
resourceful in crime than Sage. Mollie
Mott, by her beauty and personality,
led the gang, and was the cause of more
than one affray between jealous follow
ers. The gang's success bred emulation and
other criminals formed themselves into
a band known in police annals as the
Shcvlin gang. The gangs fought the po
lice and each other until Mollie's charm
conquered one of the Shevlin gang and
brought the two tribes under her har
monjous sceptre.
Relentless war "with the police, disease
and prison cells in the succeeding years,
broke up the band and its members for
the most part are dead, or at least
passed from the ken of the local police.
Sage is the last one. they know of, and
they think his days are nearly over.
It Consists in Handling Great Volume of
Every substitute connected with the
official staff of the Barre postoflice will
be drafted to help care for the holiday
mail. Already two of the substitute
carriers and one of the assistant clerks
are working. Besides, the growth in the
parcel post business had made the re
tention of a team imperative and one of
the carriers is now devoting his whole
time to transporting parcels. Attaches
at the postoflice to-day were confident
that the outgoing and incoming mail
matter would be handled smoothly dur
ing the next four days. As early as
last week parcels for foreign points be
gan to come in, but not until yesterday-
did the domestic parcels appear in bulk.
Both in the postolliee department and
in the express office there is an impres
sion that Christmas givers will post
pone their mailings until the danger of
a congestion will become imminent.
Thus far, no additional men or extra
team have been pressed into service
by the American Express company in
Barre,. but the local officials are doing
everything possible within their power
to hasten the shipments and to deliver
consignments. Next week it may be
necessary to use another team, as was
the custom before the parcel post was
established. To-night the local office
will be opened for a short time, prob
ably from 7 to 8 o'clock. This will be
done to accommodate the shippers and
for no other reason. Also, it has been
decided to make a delivery Sunday fore
noon. In this wav, the coast will be
clear Monday for prompt deliveries on
all incoming packages.
Claims Railroads Not Doing Their Part
in Discovering It.
Burlington, Dec. 20. "Vermont rail
roads have got to wake up and serve
the interests of the people of this state,"
i , i - i e X'
declared narie . neeier vt
York laBt -evening; "or there will come
a day of reckoning when the people will
call them to account for their steward
Mr. V heeler, the New England repre
sentative of the New Y'ork World, is a
native of Vermont, and is deeply inter
ested in developing the state as a sum
mer resort, framed to see things in a
large way, he is alive to the possibili
ties of the Green mountains and the
Champlain and Connecticut valleys as a
Mecca for the stream of vacation travel,
and he wants to see this section get its
share of the vast throng of tourists
which pours out of New York City every
summer, to the number of nearly 800,
000. .
Most of these vacation seekers, he
finds, go to New England, chiefly to
Maine and New Hampshire. The New
York, New Haven & Hartford and the
Boston & Maine railroads exert them
selves to increase their tourist business
nd develop summer resorts in the ter-
itory they feed these two states on
the east of Vermont.
"But here in Vermont," he pointed
out, "you have a summer country as de
lightful and as attractive as any in the
L'nited States yet it is almost un
known. The ignorance in New Y'ork as
to the state of Vermont is simply amaz
ing. "Your railroads are doing little or
nothing to make known the' Vermont
land. Yet .there . is your secretary . of
state, Mr. Bailey, performing a work for
the good of the state which is not ap
preciated by your people, nor properly
backed up by your railroads. He has
prepared an admirable book, but his
work for greater puWicity is done large
ly without the support he deserves."
Murdock Gillis Came Back Well Stocked
With Liquor.
Murdock Gillis, a polisher, who told
the court he camo from Down East
P. E. I., with a present residence in
the Boycc-French-Llurkee-Reid block,
was arraigned before Judge H. W. Scott
this forenoon on a charge of intoxica
tio.i, subsequent offense, to which he en
tered a plea of guilty. It was the third
time that Gillis has appeared in munici
pal court and the judge asked him to
make a disclosure.
The respondent told of a brief sojourn
in Bolton, a popular Chittenden county
watering place. Wlien he returned home
he possessed one quart bottle of whis
key and a half-pint of the same fluid.
Some of this was gone when Officer
Harry Gamble found him on North Main
street last night and led him away to
police headquarters. Judge Scott im
posed a $l."i fine and cost of $4.10, with
an alternative sentence in the county
jail. Gillia proposed to pay.
Mrs. Grant Err- .1 of Grot
on W rribly
Succeeded in Putting
Out the Fire Her
self Groton, Dec. 20. Mrs. Grant Emery
was shockingly burned yesterday when
her clothing caught lire as she was
standing with her back to the stove.
She succeeded in putting out the fire
but not until her body was so terribly
burned that there is very little, if any,
hope of recovery. .
Willard 0- Lorrey the Victim, and His
Sister, Catherine, Was Severely
Qnincy, Mass., Dec. 20. Willard Q.
Lorrey, an aged resident of the Wollas
ton district, was burned to death, and
his sister, Catherine, waB severely in
jured in a fire in their home early to
day. The neighbors discovered the blaze
and rushed to the house in time to drag
Miss Lorrey from her bed, but they were
unable to reach her brother.
Many Barre Young People Are at Own
The advance guard of Barre's repre
sentation in the various institutions of
higher learning here in the East arrived
in the city to-day to pass the holiday
with parents and friends. Among the
students home from Dartmouth are Har
old Morse, Howard Miles, Victor Smith,
Sprague Drennan, Alex. Brown, Earl
Williams, and James M. Langley. Stu
dents from the I'niversity of Vermont
who came home last evening for the
holidays are William T. Maiden, Everett
T. Jackson, who will visit in Barre and
Brookfield, Albert Marr and Louis To
masi. Aulay Ogston and Stanton Bur
gess are among the Norwich university
students who will pass the holidays in
Barre. William Ltttlejohn of Orange
street is home from Brown university.
Providence, K. I., and H. K. Sowles of
the medical department of Harvard uni
versity is home. Miss Frieda Hooker
of Simmons college, Boston, and Miss
Annie Messer of Alt. Holyoke college,
South Hadley, Mass., will spend the holi
days at home, and Miss Faith Walker,
a "student at Middlebury college, will
pass the holidays at her home in Edge
wood. Freeman Walker, a student at
the state agricultural school in Lyndon,
is also home for Christmas and Wini
fred Vaughan, a student at the Holder-,
ness school, Plymouth, N. H., is with
his parents for the holiday, season.
Clarence Roscoe Mclver, a Tufts col
lege student, came to-day. to remain at
his home in Graniteville. Russell Hoyt
and Arthur LaRoehelle are home from
Jefferson -Medical college, Philadelphia.
Miss Ruth Miles, who has been attend- f
ing school in Boston, arrived last night
to spend, a few days with her parents,
Mr,, and Mrs. Alex. Milne, of Nichols
Misses Florence Granger and Gladys
Suitor, who attend a business college "
at Maiden, Mass., arrive in the city
to-night for a week's visit at their
respective homes. Miss Hester Gove,
who is taking a training course at the
Potsdam Normal college, arrived in ths
city to-day from Malone, N. Y., to visit
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Raymond L. Martin, a 1913 graduate
of Spaulding high school, who is a stu
dent at Wesleyan university, Middle
town, Conn., came last night to pass
the holidays with his parents. Dr. and
Mrs. L. IV Martin, of Averill street,
and MiVs Hazel Lyon, also a this year's
graduate, of Spaulding, who is attend
ing Mount Holyoke college, is with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Lyon, of
Highland avenue. Leon Abbott, a stu
dent at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Boston, is visiting his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Abbott, of Del
mont avenue. Ulric Lebourvean is home
from the Worcester, Mass., Institute of
Technology. Miss Mary Jordan of Foss
street, a student at, the state normal
school in Castleton, arrived in the city
last evening to spend Christmas with
her parents.
State's Attorney and Sheriff in Ne.w
York After Alphonse Primavera.
State's Attorney.!. Ward Carver and
Sheriff Frank H. Tniey of Montpelier
will return to-morrow from New York,
when' they have been negotiating for
the extradition papers necessary for the
return of Alphonse Primavera to Ver
mont. Primavera is to be detained here
as one of the principal witnesses in the
case of State vs. John Turley, former
ly of Websterville, who is to be tried,
again in county court? next March for
the murder of John McAulay in 1011.
Primavera, it will be recalled, was om
of a party that stopped at the Staples
house in Websterville on the night of
the alleged murder. Last summer bo
left the state, but told the local au
thorities of his plans, and promised to
return to Barre whenever he should be -wanted
again. It is understood that h
offers no opposition to extradition, al
though the state's attorney is anxious
to have the procedure entirely legal.
Weather Forecast.
Increas:ng cloudiness, followed by
snow or rain laie to-nigni or runaay;
warmer to-night; moderate south winds.

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