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TH E B ARRE DAI LT T VOL. XVII NO. 242. ' . , . ' " ' BAIUIE, VERMONT, 3IONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1913. TRICE, ONE CENT. GREAT FIRE RUNS SWIFTLY " The City of San Sebastian, ,' .- Spain, Being Devas tated by Flames THOUSANDS DRIVEN INTO THE STREETS Fire Was Driven All Night By a Raging Tempest. San Sebastian, Spain,1 Pec. 20. Fire nnd tempest raged in this city through out the -night. An immense block of buildings, including 'a theatre, a variety hall and many tenement houses were destroyed, and several thousand inhab itants in the surrounding districts were seized w ith a panic and spent the night in the streets. The fire was still spread ing at noon to-day, threatening the mili tary barracks. The efforts of the en tire fire brigade and several companies Of .soldiers are ineffective in checking the conflagration. k , SING SING THREATENED. ' When Fire Destroyed a Grain Elevator Yesterday. Ossining. N. Y., Dec. 20. Fire which destroyed the grain elevator of Crow & Williams, with a. loss of $30,000, yester day, threatened Sing Sing prison and the station of the New York Central rail road, but was kept under control. Sev eral oil tanks stood between the prison buildings and the fire, and there was danger of explosion when the flames were at their height. URGE POOR SERVICE. As Best Means for Waiters to Hurt the , . Hotels. New York, Dee, 20. Other means than ' a strike for waiters and Other workers in restaurants and hotels to win their demands were advocated last night by speakers at a meeting of several hun dred hotel workers, called by the Indus trial Workers of the World for organiza tion purposes. William D. Haywood, who presided, decla-ed that so far as he knew no strike was to be called for New Year's eve, the busiest , night of the year in the hotels and restaurants. Carlo Tresea, .Arturo Giovafinitti, Eliza beth Gurley Flynn and others addressed the 'meeting,''. ,' '- ; '; A speaker introduced as "Ed" Lewis told the workers that "on New Year's eve or any other time" they could have the situation in their own hands by serving food that wouldn't be fit to eat. Bet'ore introducing the next speaker, Chairman Haywood remarked that in stead of serving badly prepared food, as was suggested by Lewis, he thought It would be better "to give them the very best in the house and twice as much as the usual -portion, always at the boss,' expense. This will hurt the boss at whom you are aiming," he concluded, "and will make the customer your friend." KILLS HUSBAND, WOUNDS SELF. Jealous Snow Falls, Me., Woman Fires Fatal Shot With Babe in Arms. Lcwiston, Me., Dec. 29. A speciaydis patoh to The Sun last night'states that Mrs. Otto Kokonen fatally shot her husband and then attempted suicide at their rooms at Snow Falls Saturday afternoon The husband died a few hours later. Sunday morning Mrs. Kokonen, in charge of Sheriff FrcMiingham, was taken to a Lewiston hospital, where she is said ' to have an even chance for recovery. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kokonen, who were each about 25 years old, came to Maine from Finland a few years ago. They were married two years ago and had one son, who was a year old on Satur day. The mother held the baby in her arms when she is alleged to have fired the fatal shots. Jealousy is given as the cause of the tragedy. DIES UNIDENTIFIED. . Well-Dressed Man Victim of Auto Near Attleboro. - ,' Attleboro, Mass., Dec. 29. A well dressed man of medium height, who was struck by the automobile of Oscar Swanson of Pawtucket on Washington street, near the Rhode Island line, late Saturday, died at the Sturdy Memorial hospital yesterday without revealing his identity. 1 ' When the man's clothing was searched at the hoopital, nothing that would identify him was found. His personal appearance indicated refinement. He was about 55 years old and 6 feet 6 inches in height. No one has been found in Attleboro who knew him, and but one who had seen him before. "DON'T STRIKE A MATCH" Warned Man Who Had Killed Himself With Gas. Boston, Dec. 29. "Don't strike a match. I'm in the next room with the gas turned on" was the message Mrs. John Christianson found on her return home last night. , In the next room her husband was lying dead from gas pois oning. Business reverses had made him melancholy. CLEAR CONSCIENCE A CAUSE. Why General Edwin L. Haynes Lived to Age of 94. Bloomfield, N. J., Dec. 29. Onera! Edwin Louis Hayes, the oldest living general of the United States, is cele brating his 04th birthday to-day. He served throughout the Civil war and he was one of the founders of the Repub- lioan party. He attributes his long life to temperance, plenty of exercise in the air and a clear conscience. VESSEL NEARLY SWAMPED Seminole Went Through a Terrible Hurricane. , New York, Dec 29. After having nar rowly escaped being swamped in a hur ricane last Friday, the Clyde line steam er Seminole, reached here yesterday from Ban Domingo bearing ample evi dence, in a splintered side all battened up with canvas, of the severity of the storm she had passed through. The hurricane struck the Seminole Christmas night as she was ploughing northward in the gulf stream. As the eeas rose higher and higher the Seminole- was obliged to heave to. As she lay thus about eight o'clock on Friday morning, a tremendous cumulative sea bore down on her, sending the vessel on her beam ends. There the Seminole lay so long that it was feared for a time she would not right herself. Her offi cers we're beginning to despair when the liner finally picked herself up and float ed once more on a comparatively even keel. The wave that came near proving the steamer's finish apparently marked the height of the blow, and after 17 hours, during all of which time the vessel had labored heavily, the weather subsided. The crash of the great wave had left her in a sorry plight, however. It wash ed completely over the liner amidships, stove in nine port lights, carried away deck combings and rails, broke in the cabin windows and smashed in the deck house for a distance of 50 feet; carried away one of the boats from the chocks, flooded the cabins and did other1 con siderable damage. The assistant. purser was thrown down by the shork and in jured about the face. The Seminole car ried only six passengers who came through their experience unharmed. PAY FOR WHAT THEY GET. Boston, It Maine Mileage Travelers Get a Boon. ; Boston, Dec. 29. Users of mileage ticket books on the Boston & Maine railroad will be directly benefited by a new order to be put into effect on the system January 1, under which conduc tors will collect coupons covering only the distance actually traveled. At pres ent certain arbitrary rules are in force, as a result of which travelers are often forced to pay fares for several milesMn excess of the distance which they actu ally travel. Under the new order the fiat charge of 115 miles between Boston and Portland will he abandoned and those who pat ronized the shorter route, by way of Portsmouth and West Kennebiyik, a distance of 108.5 miles, will be required to give enly 109 coupons. The new rule also provides that con ductors shall collect coupons for the en tire distance that a traveler desifes to go, regardless oi now many junction points may be included. WAS KISSED BY LAFAYETTE. Centenarian Died Yesterday at Melrose, Mass. Boston, Dee. 29. Mrs. Emily Cham- barluin. 100 vpnra nlil. and the oldest woman in Mefrose, died yesterday at th home of her daughter, Mrs. George M. Brigham. 094 Main street, Melrose. Mrs. Chamberlain had been ill fora year, but up to that time did needlework. She wag one of the school children who strewed flowers in the path of Gen eral ljifayette in 180, ana was kissed by the famous man. l pon tne occasion of her 1 00th birthday in September, she waa made an honorary member of Old State House chapter, D. A. R., of Mel rose. Mrs." Chamberlain, who was the last survivor and the oldest of eight children, was born in Lexington, Sept. 10, 1813, the daughter of John and Ehnira Cut ler, one of the 30 Lexington patriots who responded to the first call for troops in 1775. She was married to David X), Chamberlain of Somerville in 1836, liv ing in Somerville and. Cambridge until she went to Melrose in 1884. Mrs. Chamberlain is survived by three children besides the daughter with whom she lived, Mrs. Charles T. Robinson of Reading, and Mrs. John Kohr and Rus sell T. Chamberlain of Medway. She leaves three grandchildren and 89 great grandchildren. WHOLESALE JEWELERS AGREE TO SETTLE Having Accepted Decree in Federal Court, Forbidding Certain Transactions. New York, Dec. 89. Conferences be gan here to-day between Felix H. Levy, counsel for the National Wholesale Jewelers' association, and H. Snowden Marshall, United States district attor ney, to arrange the details of settle ment, under the Sherman anti-trust law. Members of the association agreed to the entry of a decree in the federal court, forbidding certain transactions deemed by the district attorney a viola tion of . the Sherman law. TERRORIZED THE TOWN. Young Desperado Then Escaped and a Posse Is After Him. Pittsburg, Dec. 29. West Homestead, a suburb, was terrorized last night by Henry Rekowski, aged 22, who, after beating hie mother and. father, fatally shot another man, a constable, and a woman. A posse ia now searching for him. TALK OF THE TOWN A recent issue of "Secelo Di Milano," an illustrated and caricature paper of Italy, one of the leading papers of its type, bears reference to the recent recog nition given by art critics of Italy to Carlo Abate, one of Barre's leading ar tists and teacher of the Barre evening drawing school. The art commission sat at Milan and work of over 900 art students came under their supervision and Mr.-Abate received the highest hon ors from the commission. The work produced by Mr. Abate was pencilled about 30 years ago and covered a wide range of work. In competition against Mr. Abate were artists whose produc tions are generally known in Italy. This honor is regarded as one of the greatest in that section of Italy. Mr. Abate hat made his -residence in Barre for many years and ever since his advent into the city has been prominent in art cir cles, although through his modesty his ability has received but scant publicity. The "Secelo Di Milano" iwued was dated Dec. 10. Another award by the Milan commission was to a personal friend of Mr. Abate. LEADER MOYER OUT OF DANGER But Surgeons Don't Know Whether They Will Re- move Bullet CALUMET DEAD ' BURIED SUNDAY Thousands of Saddened Miners Furnished the Escort Chicago, 111., Dec. 29. Charles H. Moy er, president of the Western Federation of Miners, who came to a hospital here atter having been shot and escorted out of Calumet, Mich., was said this morning Vu nut nf danirpr. The surceons at tending the wounded chief of the miners' organization were not decided wneiner in remove the bullet irom nis snouiuer. BURIAL OF CALUMET DEAD. 59 Bodies Were Placed in Graves on Sunday. Calumet, Mich.,"Dec. 29. The Western Federation of Miners buried its dead yesterday afternoon. Fifty-nine bodies, 44 of them children, were laid in graves in a snow-enshrouded cemetery within sight of Lake Superior. Thousands of saddened miners formed the escort of the funeral parties and passed between other thousands who as spectator tes tified to the grief that has oppressed the community since 72 men, women and children were killed in the Christmas eve panic in Italian hall. For hours the Sabbath calm was brok en by the tolling of bells and the sound of voices intoning burial chants. In half a dozen churches services were held ear lier in the day and the mourners went about the streets, passing from their homes to the churches, back to their homes after brief respites and again to the churches to prepare for the last sad trip to the grave sides.. Delegations of strikers began coming into Calumet early in the day. A special train of nine coaches brought hundreds of federationists from the iron mines of Negaunee and Isbpeming and every town and mining location in the copper coun try sent members and friends of the union to swell the ranks of the marchers in the afternoon.. By noon the host was assembled. Months of experience in demonstrating their, numbers . by parading had taught the men to form ranks quickly and with little delay they lined up four abreast. The supply of hearses was inadequate.' There were only 14 of these vehicles in the van. Behind these came three un dertakers wagons and an automobile truck, the latter carrying three coffins. These vehicles contained the adult vic tims and the older children. Beside one marched eight women who acted as pall bearers for a member of the women's auxiliary of the Western Federation. It was this woman's organization 'which was distributing gifts of candy, shoes, caps and mittens -to the children of strikers when the panic broke out. Behind the hearses was a section of the jiroeession which brought tears and sobs from onlookers. Thirty-nine white coffins, their size testifying to the shTirt life of the little forms within, were car ried by relays of strikers. Four men bore each coffin and as their arms grew weary or feet stumbled on the slippery roadway, companions relieved them of their burden. Persons drawn to Calumet solely through curiosity became mourners as this contingent passed them. Men turned away to brush tears from 'their cheeks; women, especially mothers, sobbed aloud, and dozens, unable to en dure the sight, rushed from the streets, taking refuge in homes where yuletlde had not been directly saddened by death. Others, too, were in evidence among the toil-hardened men who carried the cof fins. They bore the bodies of their com panions' children and many a rough sleeve was brushed across the down turned faces, the eyes of which were concealed by peaked caps drawn far for ward. Fifty singers chanted hymns In the wake of the children carriers. Most of these were English miners, who had learned in Cornwall to chant Christmas carols in the streets and years ago brought this old custom to the copper country. Yesterday, however, they didn't sing songs of a new life born. "Jesus Lover of My Soul," "Rock of Ages" and "Nearer My God to Thee" came from throats thick with emotion, but the harmonies were full and rich. As the singers turned into Pine street, which leads to the cemetery road, the open ranks of marchers wheeled into line. Ishpeming and Negaunee men came first, followed by a brass band and the members of the copper country locals. The last marcher had scarcely started from Calumet before the head of the procession had reached the ccmeterjr gates, two miles away. All but half a dozen of the burials were in common graves dug Saturday by members of the union. The ground belongs to the fed eration and it was stated that a monu ment would be erected there, the formal dedication to take place a year hence. LABOR MEN SEEK PROBE. Into Deportation of Charles H. Moyer from Calumet. Hancock, Mich., Dec. 29. Immediate grand jury inquiries into the deporta tion of Charles H. Moyer, president of the Western Federation of Miners, will be sought by the federation.' O. N. Hilton, Denver, chief of counsel for the organization, arrived yesterday, ani at once went into consultation with leaders, who have been gathering evi dence as to the identity of the men who escorted the federation executive to a Chicago-bound train Friday night. "The special grand jury, which Judge O'Brien of the circuit court called some weeks ago, is, I understand, to recon vene Tuesday," said Mr. Milton last night. "I shall ask (Jeorge Nicholls, the special prosecutor in charge of the strike investigation, to present our evidence to the grand jurymen. Mr. Hilton came here at the request of Mr. Moyer, having left Chicago im mediately after visiting him there. The action of the men who were de ported was endorsed by employes of the Copper Range Consolidated mines yester day. Meetings of these men were held at Tri-Mountain, Baltic and Painesdale, to adopt resolutions of sympathy with the families bereaved by the Calumet dis aster. In addition to this, the meetings condemned the refusal of federation men to accept relief offered by the citizens' committee. Additional paragraphs f the resolu tions declared the men opposed to the re-employment of strikers, unless the latter renounced their memberships in the union. At Tri-Mountain the non-union work ers added a rider endorsing the "efforts of citizens to rid Houghton county of outside agitators." $2,000 FOR MINERS. At Mass Meeting of Butte, Montana, Men Sunday. Butte Mont., Dec 29. Resolutions protesting against the deportation of the Western Federation of Miners and asking for a federal investigation; con demning the Citizens' Alliance of Calumet as either indirectly or directly responsible for the Christmas eve tragedy; and ap propriating $2.0000 toward defraying the funeral expenses of the panic vic tims, were adopted here yesterday at a mass meeting of miners. CORONER'S INQUEST Was Begun in Calumet Panic Catas- trophe. Calumet, Mich., Dec. 29. With most of the dead buried, Calumet to-day turned its attention to the coroner's in quest into the Christmas eve panic, which cost 72 lives, and to the county grand jury investigation of the forcible ejection from the copper country of Charles H. Moyer, president of the West ern Federation of Miners. The coron er's inquest was begun here to-day. Several 'witnesses at the inquest are expected to testify that the first cry of fire came from near the center of the hall and not from the door, as first rejiorted, AN OPEN THREAT TO PROSECUTE Women Who 'Follow Anna Howard Shaw's Advice to Refuse to Make Returns on Income Tax. Washington, D. C, Dee. 29. Women who will follow the advice of Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, president of the Na tional Woman Suffrage ahsoeiation, to offer a ruissive resistance to the income tax law. will lay themselves open to serious trouble witn tne government, in the opinion of officials of the treasury department. Officials declare it is jfot as itiuch a violation of law to refuse to make re turns to the collector as to refuse to pay a tax after assessment. A fine of from S20 to $1,000 is nrovided as a pen alty. The treasury officials say they propose to enforce the law.. DIED IN DETROIT. Mark Carver, Native of Duxbury, and Nearly 30 Years Old. Waterbnry, Dee. 29. Mr. and Mrs. John Carver received a brief despatch yesterday, announcing the death of their youngest son,, Mark, in Detroit, follow ing an illness with pneumonia. It is ex pected that the body will bo broughtito Vermont for burial. r The young man was lorn in Duxbury on May 22, 1884, and lived in this vi cinity during the early part of his life. For 10 years he has been away and for the last' live he has been in Detroit, hav ing been employed in a stove factory. He leaves his parents and five brother and. sisters, as follows: Nellie, a nurse in Wellesley, Mass., hospital; John and Charles, who live at home; Julia, the wife of Dr. inglas of Boston; Mary, a nurse in the Charles Gates hospital in Cambridge, Mass, PURSUED BY LETTERS. President Wilson Has Hundreds of Let tea Pass Christian, Miss., Dec. 29. Al though President Wilson is courteously left unmolested by the residents of this vicinity, yet hundreds of people in all parts of the country are daily pursuing him through the mails. The president is devoting much more time than he expected to his correspondence. His physician said to-day he was slow ly improving in health, but needed more rest, and it was accordingly announced that hereafter the president would re frain from attempting to answer any communications except those of unusual ini)ortance. The bulk of the correspon dence, including requests for engage ments, endorsement of candidates for office and similar matters, will not be directed to the president's attention un til he returns to Washington. TRUSTEE WAS APPOINTED. For Bankruptcy Estate of Jake Hyman of Moiltpelier. The first meeting of the creditors in the estate of Jake Hyman was held in bankruptcy court at Mqntpelier to-day, when Fred L. Iird and B. E. Bailey ap peared in behalf of some of the credi tors. Most of the creditors are Boston and New York firms. Albert C. Laird was appointed trustee and B. L. Segel, J. F. Jerome and A. C. Therianlt ap praisers. The liability schedule showed debts of $11,703.33 and the assets .are named as $4,730. of which $3,500 is stock in the store. There was no opposition to the discharge in the case of D. F. Davis, a'nd discharge was ordered. DIED OF HEART TROUBLE. Daniel Norton Died Suddenly at His Home in Fairfax. Fairfax, Dec. 29. Daniel Norton died suddenly at his home at 9 o'clock Satur day evening 6f neuralgia of the heart. Mr. Norton was born in Hinesburg 80 vears ago last October. He had lived in Fairfax for 4fi years, following his oc cupation as a farmer. He leaves besides his wife, one daughter. Mrs. F. A. Betty, of Westford. and two grandchildren. Lil lian M. Betty of Westford, ami Wesley Norton Brush of Fairfax. The funeral wilt be held at his late residence at 11 o'clock Wednesday morning. ACCUSED MAN NEAR COLLAPSE Hans Schmidt Comes to the Last Day of Trial in rBad Shape SHOWING STRAIN OF HS WAITING Case Is Expected to Go to the Jury This Aft ernoon New York, Dec. 29. Hans Schmidt, the murderer of Anna Aumuller, will probably know his fate late to-day. The case is expected to go to the jury this afternoon. Schmidt was reported as near collapse in his cell in the Tombs this morning. The prison officials say he is showing the strain he is under while waiting for the jury's verdict. In summing up for the defendant, his counsel described Schmidt as a half educated, half-ignorant, near-German philosopher, tainted with hereditary in sniiv nhn parlv -became over-religions. The "defense asked a verdict on the grouni 1 of insanity. Both sides express confidence of securing tne aesireu ei diet. LAY OFF 400 TELEGRAPHERS. In Anticipation of Strike on St. Louis & San Francisco Line. Springfield, Mo., Dec. 29. In anticipa tion of the strike of 1,100 telegraphers employed on its lines, which in all prob ability will be called to-day, the St. Louis & San Francisco railroad last night laid off indefinitely 400 telegraphers and began to transform its telegraph lines into a telephone system. This action laid hare the company's plans for resisting the strike sentiment of the telegraphers. Removal of all tele graph instruments from the company's offices began at noon yesterday and it is expected to be completed before the strike can 1 decided. Telephone operators will replace the telegraphers. The threatened strike will lie forestalled by what practically amounts to a lockout. According to E. D. Levy, manager of the road, every five miles of the Frisco's wires w ill lie guarded by a man day and night. At all points where it is nec essary to give orders to trains, he said, a dr puty 'United States marshal will, be or! duty to protect the operator. No strikebreakers Will be hired. The tele phone operators will be recruited from the main office: of the company. READY FOR BANKS TO APPLY. Formal Notification Sent Out by Treas x ury Department. Washington, D. C;, Dec. 29. Format notification to national banks that the. reserve bank organization committees are ready to receive legal applications for membership in the new federal re serve system was sent out to-day from the treasury department. WAS FORMERLY OF CALAIS. Mrs. Mary Magoon, Aged 8o, Died at Montague City, Mass. Montague City, Mass., Dec. 29. Mrs. Mary Magoon, aged 80, widow of Alfred M. Magoon, died yesterday at the home of her son, Calvin C. Magoon. She was a native of Calais, Vt. She leaves three sons, Calvin C. of Montague City, Fred of Greenfield and Dolman of Corinth, Vt. RANDOLPH. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Thresher of Mel rose Highlands, Mass., who has been with Lyman Hutchinson and other, rel atives since the middle of last week, re turned to- their home on Sunday. Charles Pratt, a teacher in the, in stitute for the blind, located in one, of the suburbs of Bostonis with his aunt. Mrs. Emily Burroughs, for a few days' stay. The grange meeting held on Satur day night, was attended by about the usual number and the program, which was us follows, was very interesting, it being in charge of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bas; Mr. and Mrs. Ai A. Priest and Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Jones. Selection by the orchestra, "Auld Lang Syne"; report of lecturer's convention. Dr. H. W. Hold en; solo, "Backward, Turn Backward." J. L. Hutchinson; report of delegate to state grange, Laroy Danyou; solo, "When You and 1 Were Young, Mag gie," Eliza Goodheart; "Ways and Cus toms of Former Years," A. A. Priest; phonograph selection, "Silver Threads Among the Gold," W. W. Jones; "History of the First Grange and, its Founder, Mr. Kelley," Mrs. J. H. Jtoss'; selection by the orchestra. "Love's Old Sweet Song." The ball on Friday night given by the sanatorium aid 'society was well at tended and much enjoyed. Miss Desier Moulton went to Boston Saturday for a ten days' stay there with friends. Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Partridge, who have been in Barre since last Wednes day, returned home on Saturday. the funeral of the late Daniel Flint was held from the church at Braintree hill on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Fraser Metzger officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flint of St. Albans arrived on Saturday to be present at that, time. Miss- ' Caroline Hatch has gone to Bethel' for a time, taking the place of Miss Chapman, who is excused on ac count of illness in the family. 'Dr. E. C. Noble arrived here on Fri day from Boston, and was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Trerise over Friday night, leaving here on Saturday for Montpelier where he went to attend the wedding of his wife's sister. Mrs. F.lwin Scott, also a guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Trerise, returned to her home in Barre the same day. The ninth annual roll call of the Bethany church will be held in the Par ish house on Saturday evening. January 3. and the dedication will by. held the following day. HELD FOOTBALL CELfcBKAiiun Together With 10th Anniversary of Bon accord Club. The Bonaccord football Club, one of the oldest athletic organizations in the city and one of the mediums that have been so instrumental in introducing soc cer football into Vermont, held its 1'' annual banquet and ball in the r hall of the Worthen building S v night. Close to 200 people ,.. ' m the hall to observe the an- A0' v and pay tribute to its footbi -A .esenta tiv'es, who acquitted theins ,es so ad mirably in the Vermont football league lust season. Included in the number were guests from Hurdwick, Northtield and other. Vermont towns where the as sociation game is gaining a strong foot hold. One of the pleasant features of the evening's celebration was the presenta tion to the ladies of massive bouquets of flowers of a hue of red and green, the organization's official colors. The bouquets .were presented on the entrance of the ladittg into the main hall. President George Taylor presided over the evening's exercises. He called for order at 8 o'clock promptly. In his re marks President Taylor briefly traced the history of the club and expressed satisfaction over the progress the club has scored in social life. Delving into the past football season, he paid his re spects to the soccer players who had pluced the club on a high standing in stateTfootball circles. Before closing his address he made- a strong appeal for co-operation to win the state football championship next scat-cm. Mrs. Alexander Miller, in her pleasing manner, rendered "Down by the Old Mill Stream." (Jeorge MeLeod won ready applause with his selection, "Sterling Bridge.". He was obliged to respond with "Queen's- Earth." The Wells sis ters, Misses Mary and Josephine, as sumed a prominent part in the program with an exhibition of highland step dancing. Mrs. Thomas Ingraham brought the program to a close with a few vocal selections. At the close of the program 200 peo ple were seated in the banquet hall, where a lavish feast was served. The banquet was concluded about 9:30 o'clock and then the hall was cleared for danc ing. Dancing continued until midnight. The ( ' tiittee in charge of the anni versary -priKed the following: George Taylor, president; Robert Davidson, sec retary; Adnm Wood, George Mitchell, Alexander Finley, George McLean and James Tavlor. BREAK IN COLD WAVE IS DUE TO-NIGHT Coldest Weather of the Season Was 18 Below Zero Yesterday, Four De grees Colder Than To-day. Northtield, Dec. 29. At the U. S. weather bureau here it was announced to-day that a break in the cold wave was coming and that cloudy and warmer weather is expected to-night. The tem perature was the coldest of the present winter Sunday morning, when the regis ter was .18 degrees below zero. This morning at about 7 o'clock the register was 14 degrees below. MORE SNOW PREDICTED. For New England States To-day and To-morrow. Washington, D. C. Dee. 29. Generally fair weather is predicted for -the next few days in parts of the country east of the Rocky mountains and over the southern plateau region. Rains are ex pected in the southeasterrf states and probably snows in the middle Atlantic and New England states, upper Ohio valley nd lower lake region. The weekly forecast of the weather bureau says: "A disturbance of moderate intensity, central Sunday morning over Louisiana, will advance northeastward and cause rains Monday in the southeastern states and cloudy weather and probably snows Monday and Tuesday in the middle At lantic and New Kngland states, the up per Ohio valley and the lower lake re gion. With this exception the weather will be fair during the next several days in practically all parts of the country east of the Kocky mountains and over the southern plateau region." DEATH OF FRED COLBY. Plainfield Farmer Had Been 111 a Long Time. Fred Colbv of FlainfielJ. a farmer. jdied yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the home of ueorge rsremher on tue east hill, following an illness of tuber culosis that lasted over a period of two years. For the past few months, he has been making his home on the east hill. He is survived by his father, Morgan Colbv of Phiinfieid. and two children. who "resided at Bethel. He also leaves 'a sister, Mrs. Oeo'ge Hiemher. Mr. Col i bv wns born in Plainfield about 48 years ago and always lived there. He re ceived his education in the public schools and then followed his occupation of a farmer. In religious preference he was a member of the Congregational church. The funeral will be held from the Brem her home on the east hill Wednesday afternoon. Rev, J. W. Barnett. pastor of the Congregational church of this city, will officiate at the services. The inter ment will be made in the cemetery at Plainfield Center. FUNERAL OF GEORGE ROBERTSON. Was Held Saturday Afternoon from His Late Home. . Funeral services for the late George R. Robertson, whose death occurred at his home on Thomas street Thursday after noon following an illness of tuberculosis, were held at the home Saturday after noon at 2 o'clock. There was a lafge attendance of friends and relatives to pay their last respects. Rev. J. W. Bar nett. pastor of the Congregational church, officiated at thp sci-vices. The interment was made in the family lot in Klmwood cemetery. The bearers were as follows: Duncan McMillan. (Jeorge Cooper. Ceorge K. Carle'. David Mortimer, John Morgan and I-ackey (iooil. In the obituary no tice in Friday's issue of The Times, the name of Andrew Robertson, a brother of the deceased, was omitted. Sergeant Major David Robertson's home is at Port Clyde, Scotland. Weather Forecast. Cloudy and warmer to-night and Tuesday; light to moderate variable winds. A MAGICIAN - KILLED TWO Murdered Woman Who Had Registered as His . Wife k '.. AND HER BABY ONE YEAR OLD Robert M. Willard Freed 'at Cincinnati, but Was Caught Cincinnati, Dec, 29. Robert M. Wil lard, who says he is a magician, shot and killed a woman, who was registered as his wife, and her one-year-old baby at a hotel here early to-day and then ran shrieking down the street in his under clothes and flourishing a revolver. Later Willard was captured while try ing to cross a bridge into Covington, Ky. In hrs flight he struck down the hotel clerk and also hit the bridge-.tender, who sought to stop his flight. . LARGE AMOUNT INVOLVED. In Involuntary Petition Against a Ver mont Slate Company. Rutland, Dec 29. What is believed to be the biggest bankruptcy case in the history of the state of Vermont came to light Saturday when an involuntary petition was tiled with United States District Clerk F. S. Piatt by Silas Evarts, counsel for the Vermont Slate company. The insolvent concern which has quarries in Pawlet and offices in Granville, N. Y., declares liabilities of $197,800 and assets of $281 ,359.50. There are over IO0 creditors. The schedule of assets and liabilities is in the possesion of Referee E. H. O'Brien who has called the meeting of creditors in his office, January 9 at which time a trustee will be appointed.' A good deal of interest attaches to the case apart from its magnitude for a question as to whether Vermont or New York state courts have jurisdiction iu the matter of referring the schedule was only decided December 16 by Judge James L. Martin of Brattleboro in favor of Vermont. Two factions of creditors were involved in this fight, one being represented by Attorneys M. C. Webber of Rutlifnd and J. B. McCormack of Granville, and the other by state Sen ator Edgar T. Brackett of New York and T. W. Moloney of Rutland. The clients of Mr. Webber and Mr. McCor mack were successful and the case was referred to Referee O' Brien. The assets of the concern are scattered over the country. Among the heaviest creditors are the William Slate com pany which is also in a sea of financial trouble, Mrs. F. M. Pierce of Brandon, the Ohio Savings Bank & Trust com pany of Toledo. Ohio, and the Old Cit izens bank of Ohio, the last being in for more than $30,000. The Granville Na tional bank has $4,500 at stake. The schedule of assets gives $750,00 real es tate. $39,(183 in an equity on a lease, $49,000 personal property and $120,315 in outstanding book accounts. MOTHER FOUND BOY DEAD. He Had Committed Suicide Because of Illness. Lynn, Mass., Dec. 29. Despondency, dut to the realization that his affliction of the past three years would eventual ly cause his death, led Richard W. Cur ran. 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C'uiran of 193 Holyoke street to commit suicide yesterday. As he lay in bed some time between 7 and 9 o'clock yesterday morning he drank poison which he found in the house and which he had secreted in his room unknown to his family. W hen his mother visited his room she found him dead in bed with the bottle tthich had contained the poison beside him. Up to his 15th ear the boy was a blight healthy fellow of a sunny dis position and a general favorite in the neighborhood. In that year he was sud denly alilicted with arthritis and be came almost a continuous sufferer. Practically every joint in his body had been swollen to twice its normal size and at times he had been in terrible agony. Unable to walk and forced to spend his time either in bed or in a wheel clmir. the hoy was at first buoyed up by the assnrani of doctors that he would recover, but gradually he lost his courage and recently learned that the physicians had exhausted their skill in efforts to help him. RIDE0UT BRICKETT. Former Spaulding Teacher Married to Maine Woman. Cards have been received announcing the marriage, at Ijevant, Me., of Miss Helen Ruth Brickett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. (Jranville Brickett of that place, and Walter John Rideout of Danville, this state, who taught in Spaulding high school last year. The marriage took place on Christmas day in the bride's home, only the immediate families be-, ing present. The double ring service" was used. The groom is a graduate of Colby col lege and is now serving as principaf of Phillips academy in Danville and also as superintendent of the public schools of that tow n. The bride is also a former Colby student and has recently been assistant in the high school at Hollis, Me. Aftpr Jan. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Ride-, out will be at home in Danville. ON POLITICAL CHARGE. Frederick Velasquet Was VArrested at Santo Domingo. Santo Domingo. Dec. 29. Frederic Ve lasquez, formerly minister of finance ami candidate for the presidency at the lust election, was arrested to-day on a po litical charge.