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VOL. XVII NO. 241.
Concerning Recent Death of
Cardinal Rampolla
in Rome
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.
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
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. -
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. (
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
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. '
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
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
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
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
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.
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. '
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.
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,
Western Miners' President
Deported from Calu
met, Mich.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Detectives immediately began an in'
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.
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,
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
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.
Which Fell When Walls and
and Roof Col
lapsed DURING $250,000
Five-Story Building
Heart of the City
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
- Weather Forecast.
Fair to-night and Sunday; colder on
the coast to-day; rising temperature
Sunday; brisk northwest winds, diminishing.
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.
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. .
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.
Refused to Free Norcross
in Alleged False Pre
tense Action
Defer, .
mony in tne
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
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
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
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.
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. .

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