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" The City of San Sebastian,
,' .- Spain, Being Devas
tated by Flames
Fire Was Driven All Night
By a Raging
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.
When Fire Destroyed a Grain Elevator
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Centenarian Died Yesterday at Melrose,
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
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.
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
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.
But Surgeons Don't Know
Whether They Will Re-
move Bullet
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.
59 Bodies Were Placed in Graves on
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.
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'
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.
Was Begun in Calumet Panic Catas-
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
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
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..
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,
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.
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.
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.
Hans Schmidt Comes to the
Last Day of Trial in
rBad Shape
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
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.
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.
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.
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'
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.
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.
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.
For New England States To-day and
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
"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."
Plainfield Farmer Had Been 111 a
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.
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
Murdered Woman Who Had
Registered as His .
Wife k '..
Robert M. Willard Freed 'at
Cincinnati, but Was
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.
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.
He Had Committed Suicide Because of
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
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
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.
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.
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.

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