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VOL. XVII NO. 237.
Commander of the Federa
Troops in North of-Mex-ico
Forced Out
He Was Dismissed Because
He Didn't Fight at
, Chihuahua
Ojinaga, Mexico, Dec. 22. General
Salvatores Mere do, commander-in-chief
of the Mexican federal troops in
the north, was deposed yesterday and
it is reported that he has escaped in dis-
iruise to the American border. General
Mercado's evacuation of Chihuahua
without a fight is said to have caused
his summary dismissal on orders from
Mexico City. General Francisco Castro,
former! v commander of the federal
troops at Juarez, has been named as
successor to Mcrcado.
Villa Forbids Looting.
Chihuahua, Dec. 22. "Anyone who
hereafter loots or molests property of
foreigners or Mexicans will be executed.
The right to confiscate property- will
rest only with the constitutionalist gov
ernment." Gen. Francisco Villa issued this order
yesterday, as showing his intention to
maintain strict military discipline. As
an example, he executed on the plaza a
band of rebels who had been found
' guilty by court martial of sacking the
home of a wealthy Mexican. While the
six rebels were marched before the fir
ing suad the stolen goods were re
turned to the owner.
Telegraphic and railroad communica
tion has been extended as far west at
Minnoa and as far south of Bermejillo.
If there is no federaj interference Gen
eral Villa expects soon to have the
states of Chihuahua, Sonora and Sino
loa as freely ofien as in times of peace.
General Villa Says He Doss Not Fear an
Attack as Chihuahua Is Too
Well Fortified.
Chihuahua, Dec. 22.--Thc rebel control
of the telegraph and raflroad communi
cation south and west of Chihuahua had
to-day reached a point where General
Villa believed he would be impervious
to an attack by the few federal troops
remaining in the north. Although 4,000
federals at Ojinaga, on the border, are
reported as preparing for action, General
Villa believed that they would be unable
to do more than to destroy the railroad.
He said Chihuahua was too well forti
fied to fear an attack. General Villa,
who can neither read nor write, exer
cises from the capital all the govern
ment functions. ;
Boy Probably Fatally Hurt at Lynn,
Mass, Yesterday.
Lynn, Mass., Dec. 22; In a collision
between a Boston & .Northern sand ca
and a milk wagon on Kastern avenue,
opposite Sheldon street yesterday, llarry
Armstrong, 10 years old, of 13 Ingalls
street, was probably fatally injured
when he was thrown to. the pavement
after the milk wagon was overturned.
Armstrong is employed by W. E,
Downing, a Feabody milkman. les
terday forenoon, as he drove out of She
don street across Eastern avenue, the
sand car, in charge of Motorman Fred
Wells, was bowling along the avenue at
a fair speed. Hells applied the brake
but the distance was too short.
The wagon was tossed on its side and
the impact threw Armstrong about 20
feet. He was unconscious wlien the
men reached him and at the Lynn hos
pital it was said that his skull had
probably been fractured.
About the same time, another collision
occurred on Eastern avenue, when
Summer street car struck a wagon owned
by B. M. Cook at the corner of Empire
and Essex Btreet. Nobody was injured,
but the wagon was badly damaged.
Island of Ambrim in the New Hebrides
Group Again Beset by Volcanic
Disturbances and Many
Are Missing.
Paris, Dec. 22. Fresh eruptions have
caused further destruction of life among
the natives of the Island of Ambrim in
the New Hebrides group, according to a
report received to-day at the ministry
of the marine. Dippoint, on the east
em coast was buried beneath the cinders
and many are missing. . Two steamers
rescued 1,300 natives.
Sydney, X. S. W., Dec. 22. Incoming
steamers bring terrible details of the
recent volcanic eruptions on the Island
of Ambrim, in the New Hebrides group
in which 500 natives lost their lives,
Witnesses of the disturbance describe
it as having been so sudden and vio
lent that they expected to see the whole
western side of the island disappear.
With a terrific roar, wjiich was fol
lowed with a rapid succession of artil
lery-like detonations, all the craters of
the volcano entered into tun activity
spouting flames and lava and throwing
out huge bowlders.
Great streams of lava soon were runn
ing down the slopes, cutting off the vil
lagers from escape. Ine one instance
two torrents of the molten mass joined
and made an island of one -entire sec
tion of a village. Here 50 or 60 persons
lhe scenes at night were awe-inspir
mg. flames shot into the air to i
height of 1,000 feet, illuminating the
scene of destruction.
The ocean seemed to boil as huge su.
perheated masses of stone fell into the
sea and streams of lava poured into
the bay. Dust from the craters gradual
ly formed black clouds which blotted out
the light of the stars.
The bay after the eruption was filled
with dead fish and large numbers of
dead turtles. The water in the river was
inc isritisn hospital buildings were
w-iped out of existence, but previous to
their destruction the doctors pluekily
removed au tne patients to a launch
and escaped with them.
! Mexico City Despatches Tell of Federal
Mexico' City, Dec. 22, Federal sue'
: cesses at Tepie and Mazatlan on the
Pacific coast are reported in official ad
' vices received here to-day. The rebels
were severely punished in a fight with
federals eight miles from Tepic, while
the federal forces, which h.ni been be
sieged at Mazatlan for, many weeks, are
said to have assumed the aggressive and
' are forcing the rebels back.
Mother and Two Daughters Have Trou
ble Over Course to Pursue.
London, Dec. 22. Mrs. Emmeline
Pankhurst, the militant suffragette lead'
er, left London for Paris yesterday on
her way to Switzerland to recuperate
from weakness due to her hunger and
thirst strike in Holloway jail, from
which she was released December 17.
Rumors were in circulation to-day that
relations were strained between Mrs,
Pankhurst and her two daughters, Syl
via and Christabel, in consequence of
Sylvia's determination to concentrate
her campaign in the east end of London
and in efforts to co-operate with mem
bers of the Labor party. Christabel
disapproves of the system and is said to
be withholding funds.
Charles Peletier Was Drowned at Web
ster, Mass., Dec 12.
Webster, Mass!, Dec. 22. The body of
Charles Peletier, the 12-year-old-son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Peletier of Green
street, who was drowned Dec. 12 when
he fell from the Peter-street bridge,
was found yesterday afternoon in four
feet of water at the Pleasant-street
bridge, about S00 feet up the river from
where he fell. It was discovered by Jo
seph Kalinewska and Joseph Hejewiz,
who were in a boat searching for it.
The body was then taken to the
shore and Chief of Police Clare gave
permission to have it removed to under
taking rooms, after which it was exam
ined by Medical Examiner J. K. Wood
ward, who said that death was due to
accidental drowning. The funeral will
take place from' the Sacred Heart
church Tuesday morning at 7:30.
John Burton Injured in Bellows Falls
Paper Mill.
Bellows Falls, Dec. 22. John Burton,
ged 27, was taken to the Rockingham
hospital late Saturday night as a result
ot an accident and his left arm was am
putated below the elbow. While at work
in Moore & Thompson's paper mill he
tried to nx a piece of torn paper. His
left arm was caught between the felt
rolls and was horribly burned and man
gled. He used his right hand and arm
in an attempt to free himself and it was
burned and a large piece of flesh torn
from it, laying bare the bone. It is
said at the hospital that if blood pois
oning does not result his right arm may
not have to be amputated. Burton had
been at work in the mill about two
months. He has worked in other paper
mills since ins youth.
Mexico's Special Envoy to Thank That
Country for Centennial Participation.
Tokio, Japan, Dec. 22. Francisco De
La Barra, former provisional president
of Mexico and now acting special envoy
to tnniiK. japan lor participation in the
Mexican centennial, was greeted with a
great ovation by state dignitaries, ofh
cers of the army and navy, prominent
business men and the public generally
on his arrival here to-day. The emperor
is to give a banquet in his honor on
Christmas day.
. Said to Contain Rampolla's Will and
Other Valuable Papers.
Rome, Dec. 22. A rumor is current in
Vatican circles that a box which Mas
What to Do With Your Baby When
You Go Calling.
The January Woman's Home Com
panion contains "A Page of Good Ideas"
contributed by readers. A woman
states, as follows, what one young
mother does with her baby when she
goes calling:
It sometimes happens that baby
must accompany mother on her after
noon calls, or the calls must be given
up. It seems a pity that the mother
who cares for her own little ones should
be deprived of social opportunities, yet
many mothers, remembering their own
unhappy experiences with 'baby callers,'
prefer remaining at home to inflicting
their children upon their frends.
One young mother has -successfully
solved the problem of taking her baby
to her friends' homes, and yet preserv
ing harmony, by means of her carriage
cushion. This cushion invariably ac
companies baby on our outings, and for
it there are a number of plain white
linen covers so that there may always
be a fresh one made with a plain
pocket of the linen stitched on the back,
and closed with a flap which buttons in
place. In this pocket, before leaving
home, the mother quietly places some
thing of which the child is very fond,
or some new plaything. Arrived at a
friend's home, the child is interested in
her own cushion, and plays contentedly
Corporations Show Disposi
tion to Follow Example
- of Telephone Co.
But He Doesn't Say What
Corporations He Has
in Mind
Washington, D. C, Dec. 22. Presi
dent Wilson let it be known to-day that
some other corporations, besides the
American Telephone and Telegraph
company, had shown a disposition to
take the initiative in a reorganization
to conform to the Sherman anti-trust
law. He did not specify what corpora
tions were referred to, although in an
informal discussion with callers to-day
he spoke of having some in mind.
President Wilson made it clear to his
callers that it would be the policy of
the. administration to co-operate in
every legitimate way to bring about a
satisfactory understanding of the law
by the business men of the country and
that the executive department did not
want to raise the barriers against those
who wanted to obey the law.
Uhe president had a glow of health on
his cheeks and looked as well as ever
when he met the newspaper correspond
ents for the regular Monday morning
conference to-day for the first time in
several weeks.
Albert E. Jones of Burlington Died Sat
urday Evening.
Burlington, Dec. 22. The funeral of
Albeit K. Jones, who died Saturday
evening alter a short illness with pneu
monia, was held this afternoon 'and the
burial was in the family lot in Elmwood
Albert Elanson Jones was born a
Chesterfield, Essex county, New York,
on Aug. 13, 1S34, and the early years
of his life were spent at the home there.
He enlisted Aug, 16, 102, in Company
K, 1 18th Xew York volunteer infantry,
and served until the close of the Civil
war, taking part in 17 battles.
In the fall of 1800 lie came to Bur
lington and started in the meat and
grocery business with his brother, Byron
S. Jones, and S. H. Weston, the firm be
ing afterwards known as the Jones
Brothers. Mr. Jones continued In active
business life for 40 yeara, retiring in
1900 and returning to his farm on Xortli
avenue, where his death occurred, -
He married Emma V. Chase at Fair
Haven on Aug. 18, 1871. They had sev
en children, five of whom survive: Miss
Eva A. Jones' of Santa Monica, Cal.j
Dr. A. Halden Jones of Los Angeles,
Cal.; Dr. Robert A. Jones of San Fran
cisco; Albert W. Jones and Miss Mar-'
guerite Jones of this city. J. Chester
Jones died June 13, 1!)12. at Mt. Lowe.
CrL, and a daughter died in infancy.
Mr. Jones is also survived bv three sis
ters, two of whom live at South Pas
adena, Cal., and one at East Chatham,
i. 1. MrB. Jones died Ann! 12. 1893.
Joseph Wark Died in Hardwick Satur
day, Where He Lived Many Years.
Joseph . Wark, a former resident of
Barre, died Saturday at 2:30 p. m., at
his home in Hardwick the cause of his
death being meningitis, complicated with
pulmonary tuberculosis.
Mr. Wark was born in Inverness, J . y.,
Testimony To-day Largely nntTX
as to the Respondent's
Grand List
Barre in 1894 and for the past 19 years
had lived there, except from litoo to
1911. when he again resided in Barre.
Since 1882, or 31 years, he had been in
the granite business, having been a gran
ite manufacturer both in Harre ana
Hardwick. He learned the shoemakers
trade before entering the granite busi
Ill health had been creeping upon him
for some time and for tlie past four
years he had been a sufferer from pul
monary tuberculosis, although he made
a brave light and was always cheerful
Llrvine A. Norcross Accused xine "?"ti he spent at the woodmen
f sanatorium at Colorado Springs, Col.,
, oi Misrepresentation
in Purchase
nd took the Friedman treatment at
Providence, R. I., three times in the
past year.
He read much and kept himself well
informed on the worlds work and in
his home life he was a kind-hearted and
affectionate husband and father. He at-.
Gas Tanks
West Cam-
a roar that
Blew Up in
bridge, Mass.
Boston, Deo. 22. With
awoke Belmont, Arlington, Watertown
and Cambridge at 4:40 a. m. yesterday,
50 or more tanks of lighting gas in a
freight car in the West Cambridge yard
exploded almost simultaneously, shoot
ing in all directions and starting a fire
in the train that for a time looked
I wo freight cars were burned to a
mass of junk, one containing paper.
About 100 railroad ties, at the side of
the track, went up in the fire.. A third
car, containing flour, was saved by the
firemen, with the aid of hand chemical
Police and others who saw the first il-
uinination were treated to a pyrotech
nic display that outsliadowed any
Fourth of July exhibition. The ffaming
tanks whizzed at all angles and heights,
some of them landing 500 feet away.
Others shot against ears and adjoin
ing tracks and tore through like cannon
balls. With a circle of lire from the
tanks and the burning of the freight
cars, the illumination brought many to
the scene.
Arthur , McLean Accused of Accepting
Contributions from Corporations.
Xew York, Dec. 22. The trial of Ar
thur McLean, treasurer of the Democrat
ic state committee for lfl years, will be
held in Jnnuarv, according to an an
nouncement by District Attorney Whit
man to-dav, McLean is under indict
ment on two counts chaffing the ac
ceptance of campaign contributions from
corporations, an offense punishable by
imprisonment of one year and a fine of
With Rain or Snow Wednesday or Thurs
Washington, D. C, Dec. 22. Christ
mas week weather temperatures will be
near or below the seasonal average gen
erally and the skies will be overcast al
most entirely throughout the week.
A disturbance now developing in the
Southwest," the weekly bulletin said last
lght, "will advance northeastward at
tended by rains and snows, and cross
the great central valleys about Tues
day and the eastern states Wednesday
or Thursday.
"Another disturbance from the north
Pacific coast will reach the middle West
Thursday or Friday and the eastern
states near the end of the week and
will be preceded by a general change
to warmer weather and be followed by
considerably colder weather.
There are at present no indications
of a severe cold wave during the week."
Mrs. Annie Butler, Aged 76, Victim at
Everett, Mass.
Everett, Mass., Dec. 22. Aroused by
moans from a room occupied by his
mother at 2 Clark street, West Everett,
Miss Alice Stebbins oi' Keene, X. IL,
arrived in the city yesterday for a visit.
Miss Barbara Webster of Bethel is
passing several days with her father,
Daniel Webster, of South Main street.
W. T. Calder of North Main street
returned last night from Montreal, where
he has been spending the past few days
on business interests.
The union Sunday school of district
Xo. 12 will hold their Christmas exer
cises Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock.
All are cordially invited.
Otis Cutler, who has been spending
the past few days at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Fayette Cutler of North Main
street, returned this forenoon to his
home at Haverhill, Mass.
Miss Carrie Linekin, a teacher at
the Austin-Cate academy at South
Stratford, X. H., arrived in the city to
day to pass the Christmas holidays at
the home of her parents, Mr. and' Mrs.
George Linekin.
Gordon Piatt, a student at Dart
mouth college, was a visitor in the city
yesterday on his way to South BsrTe to
pass a few days' with friends. He will
go to the latter part of the week to
Swanton to pass a few days at his
Nearly 100 couples attended the social
dance held under the auspices of the St.
Jean Baptist society in the Scampini
hall Saturday night. Bruce" orchestra
furnished music for the dancing. Re
freshments were served during the
William Leighton, who has been cm
ployed in the Miers barber shop for the
past few months, completed his duties
Saturday night and left yesterday for
Plattsburg, N. Y., where he will visit
his brother for a few days, before re
turning to his home in St. Louis, Mo.
Among those who registered at The
Buzzell hotel yesterday were the follow
ing: I. A. Norcross, Hardwick; K. H.
Robinson and wife, Burlington; J. E.
Phelps. South Rovalton; E. H. Phelps,
South Rovalton; J. A. Hedbcrg, South
South Ryegate; W. Fox, Albany, X. Y.
Manager 1 nomas Carroll of the Sham
rocks basketball team decided Saturday
night to cancel the Tufts college game
for Dec. 30. He immediately communi
cated to the Tuft management and
called the contest off. His reasons for
cancelling were because of want of practice.
B. W. Hooker A Co., are xlisplaying
two attractive, panel pictures of the
labor deletrations which flocked to Seat
tle, Wash, in November for the annual
convention of the A. F. of L. .One of
the pictures shows the A. F. of L. dele
gation lined up across the front of the
Hippodrome, where the sessions were
held. The delegation line extends across
the junction of three of the principal
"resident Samuel
Only five of the witnesses summoned tended the Methodist church and was a
by the prosecution in the case of State charter member of the M. W. of A., and
vs. Irvine A. Xorcross had been heard
in city court to-day when Judge H. W. Wark married Margaret Turner of
Scott adjourned the hearing until Friday Leads, P. Q., in Montpelier, and she sur
mnrninT Th. ... im m. criminal action vives him, with four children, one hav-
t. i.f w B.v. At, t xv.rA inK dicd in infancy. Those living are
u,uB.,v vj " as follows: Roy IL, Mildred E. f Hard
Carver against Norcross on an allcga- wick; Dr. Joseph A. Wark of New York
tion that the respondent made misrep- City; Mrs. frank Northen of l'lainfield,
f ritw in nnrphnins a H also leaves four brothers and three
"Little Six" automobile from H. F. Cut-
sisters Richard of Inverness, P. Q., Da
vid of Kisbv. Saskatchewan. Hamilton
ler, a local automobile dealer, last July, of Calgary, Alberta. Henry of Hilman,
Norcross was arrested in Manchester, Mich., Mrs. Sarah McKeage of Saginaw,
v u U.t vW,H.v h TVm.tv Kher- Mich., Mrs. Emma Moore of Boston and
... . , j r j
ill w alter tu. uixny ot tast uarre. in The funerai jg to be held in Hardwire
the local court on the following Friday to-morrow forenoon at 10 o'clock with
he furnished bonds of $1,000 for his ap- interment in the family lot in Elmwood
pearance at the hearing tod-ay. He cemetery, Barre. The body is expected
retained E. R. Davis, 'Who appeared as to arrive at Elmwood about 3 o'clock
counsel at the forenoon hearing. to-morrow afternoon.
Owing to the enforced absence of Those from out of town who have
States Attorney Carver, who is in Xew gone to Hardwick to be present at the
York, the state was" represented by S. funeral are Dr. Joseph Wark of Xew
Hollister Jackson. The witnesses were York City; Richard Wark, Inverness,
H. F. Cutler, who described the provisory P- Q-i Mr. and Mrs. Frank orthen
clauses in the deal with Xorcross, Dep- Plainfield; Mr. And Mrs. Amos Hall. Mr.
uty Sheriff Bixby, Charles T. Pierce, no -Mrs. fr(.a iiaskcit, .Mr. and 3irs
villatre clerk of Hardwick. who testified Robert Turner, Mrs. John Manning. Mrs,
to the respondent's firrand list. V. W. Lyman Mead of Barre; William Turner
Rand, first constable of the town of of Ihetford, P. Q-; Mrs. Harry Emery,
Hardwick, who told of levying taxes pethel; James turner, 1'ortland, Me.
on the respondent after April 1, and
H. E. Burnap, whose testimony relative I
to Xorcross' list tended to corroborate I
that of the village clerk. Several times
the counsel for the defense interjected
exceptions to the testimony of wit
nesses on the status of the respon-
Neither Man Nor Woman in Vehicle Was
Injured at Rutland.
Rutland, Dec. 22. An automobile ac-
dent's grand list, claiming that Xorcross, rted fr0ln"Mill va, wJhere on Sat
as a vocational trader, might transfer urf ft.rnoon a Rambler car was
property at any time between April 1 nr..' K,ii ,rr.,.0 ; . mn;..-
and July 26, the date when the misrep- jth hll-trp bv ' ide of the road.
resentation is alleged to have been made, Tt i . ;,i Kr i;rw i.. th
The court admitted it, however, as nega- ity t)lat tljB c.lr wa8 by a xoim
tive testimony tending to show the man BnJ voung woman, whoafter the
whereabouts of a farm, ten cows and arnlth got ont and started walking to
two horses mentioned in the mortgage oIltian,i ti,. num.. nf th. .nn i. M
given by Xorcross to H. F. Cutler. to b,. Raipll jcwett of Sprincfield. Mass..
The courtroom was crowded with spec- . former ,. for a eorresnnnHonm.
tators when II. F. Cutler was sworn as L.tlool heT0 uow ptayin here. Mr. Jew
the first witness. He testified that Nor- Pt eonhl not he fn.i'nd lust nii.lvf
cross came to him some time in July and jt jg known that neither was iniured.
proposed to purchase one of the "Little The accident happened about 4 o'clock,
Sixes." Respondent was given a free the machine leavinir the road unrl hurt-
demonstration and then the two began ijg through space until bringing up
to talk business. Briefly, the respon- against a tree. The car was still at the
dent offered to pay $400 cash and se- spot, not far from the Mill Village chap
cure the remainder, some $875, by giv- ff nst night. The first and rear wheels,
ing a mortgage on ten cows, ranging fenders and underwork were demolished,
in ase from 5 to 7 years, and valued The machine was beinif driven toward
at $40 each, a black mare and a black i Rutland, it is supposed, at a great rate
horse, fie said tne cows anu norscs of speed.
were on his farm in Hardwick, the wit- A local attorney said last night that
ness continued. In the end the mort- while he represented a person claiming
gage and notes were executed before J. an interest in the car he did not know
Ward Carver, a notary. Ine mortgage who had occupied it or rented it. Mr.
was admitted as exhibit one and the Jewett is said to have recently purchased
note lor tne nrst payment oi nu was i tne car,
marked exhibit two and admitted.
Marked the Sunday Christ
mas Observance in the
Barre Churche?
Special Concerts Well Car
ried Out in Three
Continuing, the witness testified to go
ing to Hardwick latcr-in company with
Deputy Bixbv. They met Norcross" at
the hotel. The former demanded pay
ment on the notes, or the cows, horses
and automobile. The respondent, Xor-i
cross,-, laughed, the witness went on,
and said he would be down the following
week with the money. Xorcross showed
Peter Abair, Who Pounded Up His
In Sfontpelier city court to-day Judge
Harvey sentenced Peter Abair to not
lett than six months and not more than
nine months in the house of correction
tnem the auto and upon being ques- !" .Jlul,B"u ,u' t"u" . T .
tioned as to the whereabouts of the ,ttW' Ahnon St. John, w hen the latter
security, he said the cows and horses e' ie oa.r piace in vest ieriin
had been moved to Cabot. Witness fur- 'l Mr8' Ab? ,r .""'l trwL t(? 801"?
ther testified that he inquired around u the woman s clothing, she having left
i, ,wi.,r Vnr. ,,! Abair a short time ago because ot do-
the property mentioned in the mortgage mestic nfeUcity. To-day Abair, who
and met With replies that he did not a9 arrested yesterday morning, plead
possess the property. 'd guilty to breach of the peace. Abair
in the cross-examination, the witness . " ,.: ' , -
stated that the deputy sheriff demanded
tacked St. John..
supposed to contain the will and other
important, papers of the late Cardinal, without disturbing the furnishings and ingly adequate, and that the design is
jia Mijruiiu u9 uisHj'pearea, iric-a-oac.
hnnt 4 o'clock Snnrlnv morninc p:i,. ! streets 111 the City
rd Butler dashed upstairs to find Mrs. iomper occupies a place in the middle
ot tlie picture and otner men wno were
snapped along with the rest are Dele
gate Ironside of the granitecntters. Sec
retary Fred, W. Suitor of the quarry
workers, and Vice President James
Duncan of the A. F. of L. Another
panel picture, which Hooker & Co.
framed, shows the building irades dele
gates. Presence of. mind, coupled with quick
action, on the part of .Miss Margaret
McDonald averted a fire at the D. M.
Miles resilience on West street yester
day morning. During the middle of the
forenoon the attention of Miss McDon
ald was directed towards the rear of
the residence, from which smoke wax
seen to be issuing. On arriving at the
rear of the house, she saw tire creep
ing up the side of the building from a
place where glowing embers had been
tossed from the early morning shake
down of the kitchen range. Running to
the barn. Miss McDonald brought forth
the carden hose and attached it to a
nearby sill cock. In the course of five
minute she had the flames thoroughly
drenched. Had the fire gained much
greater headway the loss might have
been great.
In the vestry of the Congregational
church this evening, the Open Mind
club will hold its third meeting of the
season. Last week, Rev. J. W. Bur
nett read the chapter, "The Perils of
Wealth," from Prof. .Tosiuh Strong's
book, "Our World." To-night he will
read a second excerpt from the book
and a discussion will follow. Much in
terest is being manifested in the week
ly meetings of the clubs end all who
are attracted by the meaning of the
name! which the club has taken unto
itself ore invited to attend and partici
pate in the debates that invariably fol
low the readings.
ard Butler dashed unstai
Annie Butler, 70 years old, lying on the
floor of the room with a broken lamp
beside her and her clothing and the bed
n names.
Mr. Butler wrapped a rug around his
mother, extinguishing the fire on her
garments, and then oiuried her down
stairs, after which he dashed back to
the room and extinguished the fire on
the bed.
Dr. Peter J. Conroy ordered her ' re
moved to the Whidden Memorial hos-
ltal, but before she arrived there she
Jt was said Mrs. Butler was in feeble
health, and a lighted lamp was always
left in the room. It is believed she left
her bed and was moving about the room
hen she was stricken with a shock and
dropped the lamp.
Portrait of Mrs. Wilson and Daughters.
A portrait by Robert Vonnoh of Mrs.
Voodrow Wilson and her daughters will
be accurately reproduced in full colors
a frontispiece in the January Cen
tury. This interesting canvas, which
was painted at Cornish, X. IL, this sum
mer, is now on exhibition in New York
for the. first time.
About it the art critic of the New
York Times says: "The color is in a
gh key, the outdoor light on the faces
illuminating shadows and halftones, and
the scene is painted without a hint of
official portraiture, a simple, pleasant
family party with the chief executive
out of the picture. Perhaps no more
ompletely American treatment could
have been devised, and those who know
Mr. onnoh s work hardly require the
dded assurance that the technical re
sources brought into play are gratify-
the face of the note less $400, or $S9j.15, lne cse OI.cn '-Ian. wno nas
when the two called on Xorcross In n ?ut on hai .for some tune, was to
Hardwick. Asked if the respondent ,n.ve nerd in court to-day. Jpan
,f..ain,I !,!. HsrHwick nmnerrv oeing cnargeu witn tireacn oi tne peace,
place or a farm when the sale was first b,,t owinf to ,tl,e Ut t. tl,at onfi of the
discussed, the . witness replied that he
called it a farm. Asked if the respond
ent did not say he had moved the cows
and horses to Calais, the witness re
peated his testimony of direct examina
tion to the effect that he said Cabot.
. Charles 1'. Pierce, the village clerk,
said Iip had known Norcross 10 Tears.
I officers was absent the case was put
over to the following da v.
Boutell Escaped Without Any
' Broken Bones.
Winooski. Dec. 22. Harry Boutell.
He had examined his village list without employed on the new bridge at the lime
discovering-any levies on a farm, cows kiln, "met- with an accident Saturday
or horses. He had also inquired of the afternoon, being knocked from the bridge
town clerk, Effie Waldron, two weeks to the ground, a distance of about 2.1
ago as to any payments on such prop- fPet. He received many body bruises,
erty being recorded on the town grand but as near as can be ascertained no
list. She had discovered none, , he said, bones were broken. He was removed to
He further testified that Pierce had a the Fanny Allen hospital and was rest
village list of $3. ing quite comfortably last evening. Mr.
Deputy Bixby testified to accompany- Boutell. foreman on the iob, was on the
ing Cutler to Hardwick Xov. 7. He made top of the bridge near the road unfast-
exhaustive inquiries ss to. orcross prop- enine a load of timber and
erty and found no one who knew where
the cows, farm and horses were located.
Asked in cross-examination if he de
manded any specified sum of, Xorcross,
the sheriff replied in the negative. Asked
if he heard the witness, Cutler, testify,
as to his (Bixby's) demand, the witness
stated that he didn't hear all of Cut
ler's testimony.
V. W. Rand, first constable, said he
had known Xorcross some time. Last
week he had occasion to investigate
Xorcross property status in the town
and village. He didn't find that he
owned two black horses or 10 cows and
he knew of no farm, replying to the
questions of the prosecution. H. E. Bur-
nap, a lister, said he had made out the
respondent's list last spring. It didn't
contain any entries referring to cows
or liorses of the kind described in the
manner he lost his balance
in some
and was
Royal Business Men.
Like most really busy men. the Ger
man Emperor always seems able to find
time for more work. As well as attend
ing to the affairs of his kingdom, he
conducts, in a very thorough manner, a
porcelain factory of which he is the
owner. The business is a prosperous
one, and is .run on lines laid down by
the kaiser. He designs many of the
goods, and moreover, sometimes even
workmen himselt.
Pursuant to a long-established custom
pf celebrating the Christmas fes'tivat
with special musical services everywhere,
choir leaders and organists of places of
worship in Barre and vicinity prepared
programs of unusual interest for Christ
mas tide." Many of the Christmas serv
ices were held yesterday, although spe
ciul Christinas day services are to be
held in several other churches. In all
the churches the musical selections have
been chosen from the works of masters,
past and present, while in a number of
instances secular works have been se
lected and adapted to the festival serv
ices. Exercises in several of the churches
Wednesday, Thursday or Friday even
incs will be given by the children, al
though pastors and Sunday school teach
ers have extended a general invitation
to everyone to attend. Most of the
Christmas trees in the churches will be
held on the three nights already men
Here in Barre, Christmas Sunday, a
the Sunday next before Dec. 25 has come
to be known, was observed in one way
or another by nearly every churchy Sun
day morning homilies in the Church of
the Good Shepherd and at St. Monica's
were appropriate to the Advent season,
while pastors in the other city churches
spoke on Christmas subjects, with spe
cial music. In the afternoon at the Con
gregational church, a festival concert
was heard by a large audience. There
were more than 170 voices in the chorus.
Eveninii services at the Hedding Meth
odist church and at the First Baptist
church were marked by Christmas exer
cises in which the young people partici
At the L'niversalist church, the Or
pheus quartet sang William R. Spencer's
Christmas cantata, entitled "The Story
of Bethlehem." Other -aekwtions ren
dered by the quartet included "Behold
Bring You Good Tidings" (Wilgand.
ieorge Y. Mackay sang "the Angels
Message" (Dressier), with a violin obli-
gato, and Prof. . A. vvheaton played
Pastoral Symphony and ' 1 fallejuah
Chorus" from the oratorio of "The Mes
siah," by Handel. ;
Rev. Georire H. Holt addressed his con
gregation at the First Baptist church on
Following the Star," and the children s
address of Rev. E. F. Xewell of the Hed
ding Methodist church was delivered
from the subject. "1 he Very Best Christ
mas Present to (five." For the morning
service at the First Presbyterian church,
the pastor, Rev. Duncan Salmond, ad
dressed the congregation on "The Christ
Child in the Midst." There was special
music at both the morning and evening
First Baptist Church.
The First Baptist church was crowded
last evening for the annual Christmas
concert. Xerly all children of the Sun
day school were assigned to parts in a
program which rarely failed to elicit fa
vorable comment from the congregation.
The children were trained under the di
rection of Mrs. E. J. Batehelder, the or
aanist, who was assisted in the program
by a committee consisting of Mrs. F. A.
Hutchinson, Mrs. James Grearson and
Mrs. A. X. Stephens. A number of
Christmas ballads set to music with a
sprinkling of seasonable recitations fig
ured in one of the best Christmas ob
servances ever held in the church.
The program began with a procession
al, Mrs. Batehelder playing the organ
for a choir accompaniment, while the
children marched into the church. The
pastor offered prayer and the exercises
were then carried out as follows: Selec
tion, "The Hush of Night Has Fallen,"
choir; exercise, "Like the Star," three,
boys; solo, "Pretty Star Look Down at
Me," Ellen nglis; exercise, "Like the
Wise Men of Long Ago," three girls;
solo. Rev. G. II. Holt; recitation, Merle
Gundry; duet, "Silent Night." Erma and
Esther Cheney; recitation, Lillian Stev
ens; selection "Silent Night," choir; ex
ercises, 11 little ones: solo, "Jesus Was
a Little Child." Dorothy Perry.
Exercise, "'(Tuistmas Candles," eight
girls; song, "The Wondrous Gift," 12
boys; recitation, Mildred Churchill; re
marks, pastor; offertory, "The Prince of
Peace," choir; exercises, "Kays of the
Christmas Star," 10 girls; benediction;'
At Hedding Church. ,
The Christmas concert at the Heddingi
Methodist church was held at the scrv-'
ice last evening. Over 40 children par
ticipated in the concert program, entitled
"love's Offering." The church was taxed
almost to its capacity to hear the young
sters. Rev. E. F. Newell, pastor of the
church, delivered on eloquent Sermon on
"How to 'arry the Christmas Spirit
Through 1014," at the services.
At the morning worship, Rev. Xewell
delivered a sermon on "Wisdon Wealth
and Power JJpwing Before Jesus, tin'
King." The musical program rendered
by the Hedding male clifmis and the
Hedding choir was of especial merit
The program eonsitted of the following
mimlicrs: "Cujus Animam" (Ralph Tos
sinil bv Mrs. William Olliver; "The
Bethlehem Babe" (Ira 15. Wilson), Hed
ding male chorus; "Glory Be to God"
Weather Forecast.
Fair and colder to-night;
clever ard successful."
pe-Detmold carries on a business in but-
Tuesday ter and eggs, as well as owning a brick
fair. Moderate northwesterly winds. factory. Tit-Bits.
encaires new
Another roya! manutactiier of china ; (E. S. Ixircnze), choir.
The program at the evening services
was as follows: Opening chorus; prayer,
Rev. E. F. Newell; recitation, "Merry
Christmas," C'elena Venle; recitation,
At Christmas Time." Elsie Lambert;
recitation. Stanley Shores; recitation,
Herbert Anker; solo, Proctor Martin;
exercise, "A Christmas Conversation";
is the emperor of Austria-Hungary, who
employs over 1,000 skilled hands at his
A roval hotel owner is tne king ot
Wurtemberg, who owns two hotels that
are said to add about !.000 annually
to his income; while the Prince of Lip
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