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DAI LY VOL. XVII NO. 241. BARRE, VERMONT, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1913. PRICE, ONE CENT. rm HE B E TIMES WILD RUMORS ARE AFLOAT Concerning Recent Death of Cardinal Rampolla in Rome VATICAN OFFICIALS DENY THE STORIES One of Which Hinted That Cardinal's Death Was from Unnatural Cause Rome, Dec. 27. Many wild rumors are in circulation to-day concerning the re cent death of Cardinal Rampolla. One hinted that his demise was brought . about by unnatural camies and there was a possibility 6f his body being exhumed for a post-mortem examination. The attendants, intimate friends and rela tives of the late cardinal, as well as the officials of the Vatican, all deny these rumors. It was declared by the officials to-day that there was no intention of exhuming the body. The rumors are supposed to have been founded on the disappearance of the small box supposed to contain private papers. WILL NOT PERMIT FITZSIMMONS TO BOX New York Boxing Commission Declares That the Former Champion . Is Too Old. New York, Dec. 27. Boh Fitzsimmons, former heavyweight champion fighter of the world, is too old again to enter the rinir. even in a l)-rounl bout,, in me opinion of the state boxing commission. Next Tuesday, when the matter of is suing a permit for bouts on Jan. o, in which Fitzimmons is preparing to par ticipate comes up. the commission win vote to prohibit the one-time champion from boxing in this stare. This netion will lie taken, the com missioners says, for humanity's sake. Fitzsimmons is 51 years old and the commission says that to permit hirnto POX .WOUIU OH Hiei"" COBB HELD FOR TRIAL. Negro Porter Accused of Importing a Chinaman Illegally. St. Albans, Dee. 27. The case of United (States vs. W. B. Cobb, charged with illegally importing a Chinaman Into this country, was heard yesterday ifternoon before United States Comniis- inner Warren R. Austin. T. W.. G. IValhiee of Montreal acted as interpret rr. Cobb,, who is a colored porter, was Hrrested Dec. 4. the day following the lakinsr of the Chinaman from the run pian car where he was secreted in a linen closet. Cobb was held for United States district court in the sum of $1, BOO. He denied knowledge of the China man being in the car. The Chinaman, Lee Chow, testified tuat ne got on me train smith of Essex Junction. The im migration officer Stated that he' landed t ancouver Aug. ai, nun pm bis head tax in Canada. It is probable that District Attorney Dunnett will prosecute the Chinaman for perjury. He asserted that he had been here "a year and a half while the records in Canada prove the contrary. The Chinaman said that he left Boston for Lynn, Mass., but lost his way and tame as far as Northfield, getting off here at midnight and on another train for Boston. According to the testimony f the immigration officer the Chinaman tad never been in Boston. - BIG WATER MAIN BROKE, and Part of Montreal Is Cut Off from City Supply. Montreal, Dec. 27. With a private loncern supplying half the city s nor mal demand for water, water carts de livering the supply to hospitals and Irivate citizens carrying pails to fire ydrants on some streets, Montreal is laving a foretaste of conditions which sill probably prevail for 10 days. It is intimated that it will take that time k make repairs to a 60-foot break in Pie main water supply conduit. ( WOUND PROVES FATAL. Buxton, Me., Man Was Shot by Son In Defending Mother. Portland, Me., Dec. 27. Norris W. Rowe, the Buxton blacksmith who was (hot Wednesday night by his 12-year-ld son, Leon, according to the boyfi jtatcment, in defense of his mother, lied at the Maine General hospital at iJ clock last night. The boy was placed indcr detention by Sheriff Homer Mar tfn the day following the shooting but las not been formally arrested. The hooting took place in York county and is now expected that Leon will be ar jnigned in the municipal court at San brd this afternoon. According to state rients made to the officers by Leon and tfrs. Rowe, the woman was sick in bed Ihen Rowe came home on Christmas fve. They charge that he said he was go hg to kill the whole family and laid Hit a half dozen sticks of firewood on lie floor, one to 'be used on his wife Bid each of the five children. He en ered the room where his wife was, hold- fig a kerosene lamp partly inverted, lie got up and blew the light out, rhereupon lie seized her by the throat. I was then that the boy, Leon, inter bred. Mrs. Rowe is in a critical condition a a result of the shock and her pre fous illness and it was said she would ot be informed of her husband's death ntil to-dav The boy Leon has cried moet constantly since the shooting. ' EIGHT SAILORS LOST THEIR LIVES In Wrecking of Two Barges During Storm off the New Jersey Coast Yesterday. Providence; R. I., Dec. 27. The twi barges wrecked on the New Jersey coast m yesterday s storm were tno Lnuauni ed and the A. G. Ropes, both bound to this Dort. Advices received here ind eated that eiirht men had lost their lives. including Capt, William B. Fickett of Chelsea, Mass., who commanded ine un daunted, and Capt. O. Olson of Provi dence. in charge of the A. G. Ropes, Captain Fickett's crew included Henry Stets, the cook, John Dailcy, engineer, and an unknown deck hand. The crew of the Ropes were John Rasmussen, en gineer, Hans Thorkclson, cook, and Con rad Erickson. deck hand. Captain Fiokctt has a wife and child at Chelsea, whore he made his home when ashore. Both barcres were carrying coal con sitrned to the New York, New Haven t Hartford railroad here. The A. G. Ropes was built at Rath, Me., 29 years ago, as a full rigged schooner. I he Un daunted was built at Bath in 1859. $7,700 IN MONEY STOLEN LAST NIGHT, Two Registered Packages Removed from Postoffice at Kearney, Nebraska Bloodhounds Put on Trail of Robbers. Kearney, Nebraska, Dec. 27. Two registered packages containing $7,700 were stolen from the postoffice here last niarht. The packages . were in transi from a bank at Omaha to the local na national' bank. Bloodhounds are being employed in an effort to trace the rob uers. WAS FAMOUS COLLEGE PITCHER, Dr. Frank H. O'Connor Died Suddenly at Brattleboro. Brattleboro, Dec. 27. Dr. Frank II, O'Connor, aged 43, a prominent surgeon of southern Vermont, one of the best known residents of Brattleboro-and in his 'college days a star baseball pitcher. died suddenly of' heart disease while seated at the desk in his oftiee on "Main street yesterday afternoon shortly aft er three o'clock. He was found by his wife who was returning from a call. She hurriedly called assistance and Dr. J. Ii. Hunter and Dr. A. I. Miller responded but Dr. O'Connor had been dead some few minutes when they arrived. He had complained for several days of a slight pain around his heart, but was about his work yesterday and was especially cheerful.' Frank H. O'Connor was born in Keese ville, N. Y., September 5, 1870, the son of David and Ivathenne Taylor OCon- nor. -' He was Graduated from bt Joseph's college, Burlington, in 1890 and entered the University of Vermont, where he remained for two years study ing medicine. Ife then went- to Dart mouth where his pitching feats for two years, especially in 1893 when he was captain or the nine, are still well re membered. O'Connor nigned with the Philadelphia National league team but bis arm went back on him and he soon quit baseball. . 1 He was graduated from the Long Island college hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1898 and did hospital work at St. Mary's hospital, New York. He went to Bellows Falls that year and remained until 11(04 when he moved to Brattle boro. His interest in the Valley Fair association led to his election as presi dent of that association in January, iwio, and ne had been re-elected twice since, lie was a member and director of St. Michael's Roman Catholic church choir. Dr. O'Connor had a wide practice. He was surgeon of the Boston & Maine railroad, of the Brattleboro Memorial hospital, medical examiner for several life insurance companies and Leo coun cil, Knights of Columbus, a member of the Windham County Valley and Ver mont State Medical societies and of the congress of clinical Burgeons of America, He was a past crand knirrht of Leo council, K. of C, and in 1908 was state deputy and declined re-election to that office. He married December 2(1, 1899, Miss Bridget Kelley of Burlington, who survives him. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. R, II. Nichols of Saratoga Springs, N. Y and one brother, David O'Connor, of Plattsburg, N. Y. CANDIDATES APPOINTED. Haywood Styles to Enter Annapolis and Fred A. Platte to West Point. United States Senator W. P. Dilling ham has announced the following ap pointments ot ' candidates to enter the Annapolis Naval academy and the West Point Military academy, as the result of the examination held at Montpelier on Dee. 20: Principal to Naval academy, C. Haywood styles; hrst alternate, Philip S. Ilayden of Montpelier. There was no second alternative. Styles is a soph omore in the University of Vermont. Military academy: Principal, Fred A. Platte of West Rupert; first alternate. Allen B. MacMurphy of Burlington; sec ond alternate, Harold W. Terrell of Fort Ethan Allen. ' SECOND TIME A VICTIM. North Adams Boy Has Been Shot Twice by Accident North Adams, Mass., Dec. 27. For the second time in his young life, Frank Wylde is in a critical condition from accidental shooting by a friend. While watching Mark Murray preparing to shoot a target yeBterdav, he was shot in the intestines. A few vears ago Wylde lost an e,ye when another play mate shot him accidentally. He is 15 years old. APPEALS FOR B0SW0RTH. Attorney Asks Judge Watson for Habeas Corpus Writ Attorney R. D. Stevens of Hartford appeared before Judge John H. Watson of the Vermont supreme court at Mont pelier to-day to present a petition for habeas corpus writ for Arthur Bosworth, now in the state prison at Windsor awaiting execution for the murder of I Mae Labclle at Essex Junction in June, 1911. MOYER SENT OUT OF TOWN Western Miners' President Deported from Calu met, Mich. PLACED ON TRAIN BY AN ESCORT Citizens' Alliance and Min ers Are More Embit tered Than Ever Green Bay, Wisconsin, Dec. 27. Lying in a berth with his head bound with a bloodstained bandage, Charles H. Moycr, president of the western federation of miners, passed through here early to day on a Chicago train, on which he claims he was forcibly placed and guarded by two thugs tmtil the train reached (banning, Michigan, at two o'clock this morning. I was assaulted at a hotel in nan- cock by members of the citizens' al liance and a gunman, said .Mover; 'l was terribly beaten and shot at in the dark, dragged through ' the streets, threatened with death by hanging and finally placed on this train about nine o'clock under guard of thugs." Mover declared he would return to Calumet in a few days under govern meut protection and resume his efforts to end the strike which he declares the strikers are winning. Calumet, Mich., Dec. 27. The striking miners in the copper region were gener ally aroused to-day by the deportation of Charles H. Mover, president of the Western Federation of Miners, last iifL'ht. ' The feeling here between the strikers and the citizens alliance, embit tered by the disaster of Christmas eve, reached a point where the opinion of some is that there is less chance than ever of settling the strike by arbitration The arrival of John B. Densmore, the federal agent, to investigate the strike, however, is awaited with the hope that his presence may have a steadying in fluenee. President Moyer was conducted out of the state, it is said, by members of the alliance because he would not retract statements regarding the alleged con nection of the man responsible for the panic with the citizens alliance and be cause of his advice to the bereaved fum ilies to accept no aid from the alliance. Moyer was escorted by three men to the railroad station at Hancock and placed on a train for Chicago. , Men who are prominent in the citizens alliance disclaim any knowledge of the deportation of Moyer. Sheriff Cruse has started an investigation of the kidnaping charge made by the union. A committee of citizens met again to day . to endeavor to settle upon some plan for dispensing the $25,000 relief fund that has been raised and which the strikers' families consistently refuse to accept. RECKLESS YOUTHS STARTED A PANIC Cried "Fire" as They Were Being Ejected From the Theatre for Throwing Peanuts from a Balcony. Chicago, Dec. 27. Four young men. who were ejected from a West Side theatre last night,, retaliated with a false cry of lire, and precipitated a panic that might have re-enacted the scene in which 73 persons were killed in Calumet, Mich., on Christmas eve. . The disturbers were taken out for throwing peanuts from a balcony. As they were being escorted downstairs, one shouted the false alarm. The crowd, which included many women and chil dren, made a rush for the exits, many making their way down the fire cscanes. None was injured, although it was re ported that several were trampled upon. MANY CALLS FOR AID. And Burlington Poor Department Is Helping Many People. Burlington, Dec 27. A. A. Delanv. overseer of the poor, is receiving a large number of requests for aid since the arirval of snow and cold weather, nd the city is now helping between 125 and 150 people in addition to those at the poor farm. One source pf pov erty is created by the sentencing of sev eral men to the insane asylum for dip somania, m most cases iney are the sole supports of families of considerable ize, but there is a pretty jrood chance that the same men would be serving terms in jail for intoxication if they were not at Waterbury. There are more requests than usual for aid this winter on account of the lack of employment. The families are supplied with sub stantial food, including meats of the coarser grades, but are not given luxu ries except in the case of sickness where the attending physician orders eggs, etc. There are several aged people on the pauper list. POISON NEEDLE IN COURT. New York Woman Found It After a Shopping Tour. New York, Dec. 27. Alois P. Kerklen. treasurer of a chemical company, re ported to the police last night what he declared was an unsuccessful attempt to make his sister, Margaret, 23 years old, poison needle victim, lie gave to the police the needle of a hypodermic syr inge which he eaid his sister had found caught in the sleeve of her coat when she was removing the garment in her home after returning from a shopping tour down town. The young woman's arm had not been punctured, and no drug was found in the bore of the needle, but it had been forced through the coat, and the curved tip of the needle was caught in the coat. Detectives immediately began an in' vestigation. PROMINENT WILLIAMSTOWN MAN. I George Beckett Died Last Night at Age of 80 Years. " Williauistown, Dec. 27. George Beck ett, a native of Williamstown and for iminy years one of its leading citizens, died at 10 o'clock last night after sev eral years of failing health end follow ing a serious decline that . began on Christmas morning. Six years ago he had an attack of pneumonia, and he never regained his full health after that. Lately his eyesight had been failing, and at the timeof his death he was almost totally blind. One of the contributing causes of death was hardening of the arteries. ' Mr. Beckett was the son of William S. and Polly (Pool) Beckett and was born on May 14, 1833, thus having reached the age of 80 years when called ljy death. His father was one of the prominent citizens in the early history of the town, having been a justice of the peace for 30 years, town clerk of the town for 35 years, captain of the lo cal militia company and town represen tative lour times. And the son, George, followed in the footsteps of his father in his devotion to public affairs. After gaining his edu cation in the public schools and supple menting it with extensive reading, the young man entered business as a har ness-maker, gathering considerable prop erty and making other investments in and about the town. He acquired much real estate and was largely interested in starting a granite industry in the vil lage, having founded the old Williams town Granite Co. He also was interest ed in banking and was one of the in corporators of the Burre Savings Bank &, trust company in Barre. Air. Beckett was town clerk and treas urer for 27 years, relinquishing those duties six years ago, when he was taken seriously ill. He represented the town in the legislature in 1!HK) and was a member of the Vermont Historical so ciety. He also was interested in the old Williamstown Social Library and was once ,ta librarian. In politics he was a Democrat; in religious preference member of the Congregational church and for some time a deacon of the local organization, in fraternal life a Mason. Ife was married on June 21, 1855, to Belle R. Flint, daughter of Calvin and Dolly (Delano) Flint, and she died three years ago. Mr. Beckett leaves one son, Charles Henry Beckett, a lawyer in New ork City, who was telegraphed last night. The funeral probably will be held on Monday, although the final ar rangements will not be made until the arrival of the son. Mr. Beckett leaves a great many friends in Williamstown, where he had lived all his life except for a few years spent in Montpelier. EXPECT 1,300 ENTRIES. For Vermont Poultry Association's Annual Exhibition. Announcement was made to-day of the eighth annual exhibition of the Ver mont Poultry association, which will be held in Armory hall, Montpelier. Jan. 20, 21, and 22, 1914. It waa, also made known to-day that the judges are to be Y . 11. Lard of Manchester, Conn., and Henry R. lngalls of Greenville, N. Y. Both of .these men are favorites with Barre fanciers and have given excellent satisfaction to exhibitors in the past. Armory hall is one of the best in the state for poultry exhibits, being es pecially well lighted and ventilated! The association lias procured a large numnw ot additional coops and at the January show all specimens may be cooped m a single tier all around the hall. This step will greatly enhance the value of the show and will be ap preciated by visitors.. It is now expected that there will be upwards of 1,300 specimens entered this year. As a result of the aid extended the association by the state and the generosity of the management, the members of which ae oilennt? large special cash 'prizes in addition to the regular cash prizes, it is expected that the show will be the most attractive of all the winter exhibits. A special prize of $10 is offered for the best dis play in each variety where there are 75 birds in a clnss. The American Barred Plymouth Rock club will offer a valu able silver cup in its class as will also the American Buff Plymouth Rook club and the American Buff Wyandotte club. llus year the exhibit of turkeys is to be particularly interesting, as there are to be more vnricties exhibited than at any other show in the state. Patrons of the exhibit may procure premium lists bv addressing J. L. Wallace, secre tary, Barre. All .entries clre Jan. 12, 1914. IT WASN'T DIPHTHERIA Which Rutland High School Girl Had, Though Treated for It. Rutlnnd, Dec. 27. Miss Abbie Whit- more, aged 17 years, a pupil at the Rut land high school, died at her home on Christmas night. She had been a suf ferer for some years from asthma. A lew days ago she was seized with a violent attack. It was thought that she 'had diphtheria and anti-toxin was dministered. I he girl lived only a few hours after tne treatment. A report from the state laboratory of hygiene at Burlington shows that she did not have diphtheria. . Cornelius Pstch of "Hartsboro" in Wallingford, was found dead in bed at his home yesterday morning. Christ mas day he had dinner at the home of his son, John Patch, in Wallingford vil lage, returning home in the evening. He had a weak heart and it is supposed over-eating caused death, although he said nothing of feeling badly when he re tired. Mr. Patch was 62 years old. He leaves besides the son, John, two other sons, James and Roy of Wallingford, and two daughters, Mrs. Grace Remillard of North Adams, Mass., and Mrs. Ar thur Bailey and Miss Alice Patch of Wallingford. BACK IN CHARGE. Mrs. Ella Flagg Young Likely to Keep Her Place. Chicago, Dec. 27. Mrs. Ella Flagg Young resumed her desk to-day as su perintendent of schools. Her return as the active head is believed to mark the close of a heated campaign against her by several members of the board of education, whose resignations have since been accepted. . John 1). Shoop, assistant superinten dent, who was elected to succeed Mrs. Young, and later was removed, will re turn to his former position and has announced he will place no legal ob stacles in Mrs. Young's way. FIREMEN HURT BY EMBERS Which Fell When Walls and and Roof Col lapsed DURING $250,000 FIRE IN ST. LOUIS Five-Story Building Heart of the City Ruined in St. .Louis, Mo., Dec. 27. Fire ruined a five-story build ng in tho heart of the business section early to-day, with a loss of 250,000. One hundred and fifty guests at the St. Regis hotel were routed ouj in their nightclothes by the flames, which leaped across an alley and threatened to attack the hotel. Six fire men were injured, but not fatally, by a shower of burning embers, caused by the collapse of walls and roof. $8,000 FIRE AT FAIR HAVEN. Breaks Out When Party of Dancers Are Having Refreshments. Fair Haven, Dec. 27. Damage to the extent of about $8,000 was done to the Crippen block on the north side of Liberty street yesterday morning by a fire which started in Albert Williams' restaurant ou the second floor about 2:25 o'clock. The photographic studio of E. E. Reynolds on the same floor was gutted and the laundry of John H. Mer chant, bakery of William II. Holoway, and fruit store of Augustus Duri on the lloor below were greatly damaged by water. There were about 30 persons in the restaurant who had come from a dance when the fire was started bv the explo sion of a gasoline stove. The flames got into the partitions almost immedi ately and nothing could be done to save the building by bystanders or by the lire department which quickly respond ed. The firemen saved the adjoining brick block of James Hickey of Sche nectady, N. Y., from destruction and prevented the flames from reaching wooden structures in the rear. The fire was not under control until six o'clock. The building was bought by W. C. Crippen of the Knight estate two years ago. It will be rebuilt The loss is fairly well covered by insurance. CHRISTMAS VISITOR SUFFOCATED. Warner, R. I., Woman Was a Guest in New York House. New York, Dec, 27. Miss Lilla D. Sandford of Warner, R. I., spending the Christmas holidays with a friend in this city, was suffocated last night when the apartment house in which she was liv ing was swept by a fire. Miss Sanford was found on the floor of her friend's apartment, a few feet from an open window, which she had failed to reach in an effort to save herself. She was taken out of the house by a fireman, unconscious. Physicians applied the pulmotor in the hope of saving her life, but without success. Miss Sandford's friend. Miss Mabel Conant, escaped by running to the roof of the building and dropping to an ad joining roof. Firemen by daring and rapid work rescued 20 of the tenants of the house, taking them down by ladders from the fire escapes. Several of the en dangered ones were saved by the nar rowest of margins, escaping with com paratively slight burns. TWO IN COURT TO-DAY. Amos Matott and John Kesson Were the Respondents. Amos Matott and John Kesson plead ed guilty to holiday celebrations in city court this forenoon before Judge H. W. Scott. Kesson was arrested last niglit by Officer Ed. I McLeod. Only within a few days he completed a sentence im posed on him m municipal court last fall for a breach of peace allegation. He paid a fine and costs amounting to $4.10 for a subsequent offense. Amos Matott s appearance was the second within the month. This mornine he finished paying the last installment j on an intoxication fine and then pleaded . :i... . .,w.,f Vt.,.! Scott asked for a disclosure and Grand Juror A. G. Fay examined the respond ent. Amos said he met a fellow in Depot square yesterday afternoon. AmoB loaned him a match and to show his appreciation, the stranger offered his benefactor a ride. They went to East Barre and back, consuming consider able whiskey up and down. Then Amos loafed around town until Officer McLeod took him out of the cold at 11 o'clock. The court was loath to believe Matott's captivating little story of the kind stranger and the matches. So Matott was given a straight sentence of 30 days in the county jail at Montpelier with a fine of $15 and costs. STOLEN HORSE FOUND. It Had Been Driven from Lebanon, N. H, to Quechee, Vt. Lebanon, N. H., Dee. 27. A horse and sleigh owned by Peter Lemay and valued at $200, was stolen Thursday night while Mr. Lemay was attending service at the Sacred Heart church. The horse was hitched near the rectory on School street, which is one of the main thoroughfares of the town, but the thief got away without being noticed. The team was driven to Quechee, Vt., 20 miles away, and left at a stable, where it was lo cated yesterday morning by Deputy George H. Stearns. No trace of the parties who took the team has been found. - Weather Forecast. Fair to-night and Sunday; colder on the coast to-day; rising temperature Sunday; brisk northwest winds, diminishing. FORMER DAYS RECALLED. By Bucchan People Transplanted from Scotland to Barre. Bucchan people, members of the Glen ugie club, their wives and children to the number of nearly 200, gathered in the Clan Gordon hall in the Bolster build ing last evening to observe the )0tli an nual banquet and ball of the club. - The, night was purely Bucchan, savoring of the customs and traditions of that dis trict of Aberdeenshire, which holds so fond a place in the hearts of so many Barre people. The orchestra platform presented a pleasing effect decorated in the Ameri can and British flags, with Scottish col ors for a background. At the far end of the hall loomed up the Bucchan coat-of-arms. Through the hall were inter twined streamers of red and green and other appropriate colors. A program of the usunl type was carried through soon after the people had assembled in the hall. This was followed by the ban quet. The officers of the club for the pres ent year are: President. Charles Leel; vice president, William McIIanly; treas urer, John Brown; secretary, James Dun can. The evening's proceedings were insti tuted with a grand march, with Eustiee Ritchie playing the bagpipes. Mr. Ritchie performed efficiently on the pipes and had the Bucchaners winding through the hall to the strains of his merry Scottish muic. Charles Leel, president of the club, then took occasion to ad dress the hearers. Mr. Leel'8 talk was of an informal nature, but he traced the history of Bucchan briefly and then entered into a statement of the purpose of the Glenugie club. He showed that the club was in a strong and healthy way and fully answering its purpose. He was followed by William McHardy, who responded to a toast, "To Bucchan." Miss Isahelle McHardy then rendered that pleasing vocal solo. "Success to Bon nie Scotland." Mis Bertha Thompson gained recognition with a few highland dances. Alexander Young responded to a toast, "To Scotland." George McLeod rendered a vocal selection. George Young responded to the toast," "To Barre, The City We Live In." Miss An nie Anderson sang, "Angus McDonald," and gained a ready ear. Alexander Iron side did justice to the toast "America." Miss Greig rendered a pleasing selection and Alex. Anderson amused the Glen ugies with several impersonations of Harry Lauder. It liefell Alfred Milne to make the response to the toast "To tho Indies, and none could have per formed more admirably. At the conclusion of the exercises, the people were seated to a sumptuous feast prepared bv .Mrs. Marion Maiden. There was a bevy of younir trirls present, who served the wants ot the banqueters. At late hour the banquet tables were re moved from the hall and dancing was in order. MuBic was furnished bv Bruce's orchestra, who played the gay whirl un tu the early hours of the morn. Mis.s Bessie Speare of the Bruce orchestra acted as accompanist for the songs ren dered during the evenings program. Ihe committee in charee of the an nual affair was comprised of the follow ing members: James Cummings, Alex. Young, George Ralph, James Massie, James Ingraham, George Murray, sr., and Alex. Cowie. SANTA CLAUS CAME LATE. But He Was None the Less Welcome at Episcopal Church. The last of the Christmas celebrations wag held in the vestry of the Church of the Good Shepherd Friday evening, when more tlian 200 children and grown-ups came together for the annual Sunday school Christmas tree. There was the usual abundance. of Christmas cheer and gladness filled the hearts of many young sters as they beheld a brilliantly lighted Christmas tree that fairly groaned un der the weight of many gifts. It was an evening of merriment for the oldsters, too, and not the least notable part of the celebration which pleased them was the program in which every child in the school participated. The exercises were carried through without a hitch and the youthful performers gained a good deal of applause. Among those who took part in the pro gram and their contributions were the following: Bertha and Gertrude Dale, piano duet; chorus, "Sweet Christmas Bells," school; Isabel Beattie, piano solo; Gracelyn Robinson, recitation, "Whv Do Bells at Christmas Ring!"; Helen Cook, recitation, "Christmas Morning"; Evelyn lng, recitation, "A Good Plan"; Lillie Halsall, piano solo; Rose Gredler, reci tation, "Dreams of Santa Claus"; Harry Young, recitation; Mrfxine Emerson, rec itatioa, "Why Not?"; Gertrude Dale, vo cal solo; Edward Carter, recitation; school, song, "Ring Ye Christmas Bells"; Jennie Greig, recitation. "Christmas Mes sage"; Katherine McCloud, recitation, "Greetings"; Manton Roberts, recitation; Kthel Loughheed, pinno solo; Lucy Wells, recitation, "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night"; Muriel Beattie, recitation; Francis Young, reci J"' ,,' J1"nre" . 1 cer' " ". P1" Merry, Merry Christmas.' tation; Mildred leer, readme; Sadie 100I, song, "Hail While the present were beinir distrib uted, a number of the ladies served ice cream, cake, and wafers. There was an ample supply of pop-corn and candy for the children. The program was in charge of Miss Maude Coburn, to whom great credit is due for the successful manner in which it was carried out. She was assisted in training the youngsters by teachers of the Sunday school, who atao had charge of the refreshments. The trimming was done by the girls' society of the church. . CLARK MOORE. Former Barre People Married at Bride's Home in Island Pond. Cards have been received, in which Mr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Moore of Island Pond announce the marriage of their daughter, Melissa, to Merl Bennett Clark of Essex Junction, the wedding having taken place in Island Pond on Wednes day, Dec. 24. Both the bride and the groom are known to many people in Barre, where they formerly lived. Mrs. Clark will tie recalled as a teacher in the public schools a few years ago, since which time she has been in St. Johnsbury. She is h graduate of Johnson Normal school. The groom is the son of George H. Clark of East Montpelier and is a graduate of Goddard seminary in the class of 190-1. After attending the University' ot Vermont one year he entered the employ of the Barre Savings Bank & Trust" company, remaining there eight years until he was chosen treasurer of the new Essex Trust Co., which Ix'gan business at Essex Junction on July 1, 1013. Mr. and Mrs. Clark will make their home in that village. JUDGE SENDS CASE HIGHER Refused to Free Norcross in Alleged False Pre tense Action HEARING ENDED IN CITY COURT l,A'(',,y lMO Defer, . el Testi mony in tne Hearing Following the examination of 13 more witnesses in city court yesterday after noon, Irvine A. Norcross of Hardwick, xvta urrnMtnil In St. U'Prlt OTI a cliarijfl of obtaining properr' by false pretenses, was hold for county court in bonds of $1,000, which he furnished. At tin March term of court, the respondent will be tried on an allegation which specifies that he falsely swore to the possession of two black horses and 10 cows in pur chasing a "Little Six" automobile last July. Norcross was arrested in Man chester, N. II., by Deputy Sheriff. W. E. Bixby on a complaint made by State's Attorney J. Ward Carver. A hearing started before Judge H. W. Scott was continued to yesterday, after a half-dozen witnesses for the state had been heard. State's Attorney Carver and S. Hoi lister Jackson, who represented the state in the absence of the forme last Mon day, conducted the prosecution and the respondent was represented by E. R. Davis. The defense put in no testimony, but contented itself with attacking the structure of the negative evidence intro duced by the state. In holding Norcross for county court, Judge Scott stated that plainly fraud had been practiced by the defendant, according to the several witnesses produced by the prosecution. The hearing did not lack for frequent legal sparring between the attorneys and sharp cross-examination of the witnesses. The court room was filled with specta tors. Dr. G. A. Carter, a Hardwick practi tioner, testified to acquaintanceship with Norcross, although he knew little about his property. L. M. Hogaboom, a farm er from the same town, said that Nor cross owed him money last summer. With the idea of starting attachment proceedings, lie wrote the respondent and received a reply staitng that he hadn't any property to attach. R. J. Sliurtlcff of Greensboro said he had occa sion to look up the property status of Norcross Inst July. The property wasn't there and he had been watching, futile ly, he added, for signs of property ever since. J. A. Noble said his home was locflied 40 rods distant from Norcross barn in Hardwick. He had never seen any cows or horses there, although he admitted -on cross-examination, that he had never searched the barn for stock. J. J. Gal lagher, nlso of Hardwick, testified to liv ing near Norcross. He had seen the re spondent on the street with two horses. ' The respondent told hmj they were his. Witness further testified to seeing five or six cows in Norcross' barn. C. J. Bell, a Hardwick liveryman, said ha hadn't known of any property of the kind mentioned in the mortgage bc lonaintr to Norcross. Selectman C. A, Stamford of the same town told of look- inir over the Norcross barn. He had seen no horses or cows within. The wit ness was closely cross-examined as to his scrutiny of the stables. E. E. Foss, who said lie was a small trader and a liveryman, told the court that Norcross didn't own the property, so far as hr could learn. Cross-examined, he said he based his statement on circumstances. He denied having driven with Deputy Bixbv in search of witnesses. Asked if he had had any trouble with the re spondent, witness replied, "There are few who haven't had trouble with him." He gave a negative rejoinder to the lead ing question. Constable A. C. Chase of Greensboro Bend had served a writ on Norcross Aug. 10. At that time the respondent said he possessed no property. E. M. Hall, a neighbor of the defendant, said he had been in the man's barn. He had never seen the cows or horses there mentioned in the mortgage. Miss Effio L. Wald ron, town clerk of Hardwick, produced ' Norcross' inventory as presented to her for filing April 10. It was admitted as exhibit three in the case, the defense's objection being overruled. The inven tory was valued at $130, a cow worth $'2i and a horse valued at $125. Miss Waldron said the town records contained no reference to the transfer of two horses and 10 cows belonging to Nor cross. Cross-examined, she said the rec ords showed the mortgage given to H. F. Cutler. Fred Eastman, another neighbor of the defendant, siiid he had never seen 10 cows or two horses in Norcross barn. Deputy Bixby, the last witness, told of making an exhaustive search for signs of property belonging to Norcross. He had consulted some 25 persons, each of whom had the same story to tell regarding the probabilities of Norcross having property. After a recess of 15 minutes at 3 o'clock, the state rested its case and the defense announced its . decision not to introduce any evidence. The state's at torney gave a summary of the evidence and asked that the respondent be held. Attorney Davis declared that much of the state's case rested on hearsay evi dence and asked to have his client dis charged. Mr. Jackson closed the case for the state. HAD 22 MILEAGE BOOKS. George S. Burns, Held at Mancheste Arrested Yesterday. Manchester, N. H.. Dec. 27. George S. Burns was arrested yesterday on the charge of robbint? several rail-onds. In bis pocket were 22 mileage books stamped at the Ba(h station of the Bos ton & Maine. ' It is thought Burns had a part in sev eral roblM-rics on the Maine Central, the Bangor & Aroostook and New Hamp shire branches. Madison and Conway stations have been robbed recently. .