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VOL. XVII NO. 298. BARRE, VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1914. PRICE, ONE CENT. THE BARK K 18 TOWNS VOTE Reduction In Number of Towns as Well ' as in "Yes" Majorities In Most of the Towns So Voting In the Annual Elec tion. BENNINGTON SHIFTS TO Burlington and Rutland Still License. Montpelier and Waterbury Went Into the "Yes" Column. Groton Changed to No. In the Vermont town and city elections yesterday, license suf fered reverses both as to the number of towns voting to license the sale of liquor and to the majorities in most of the towns voting yes. " Six counties went entirely no-license, and there are 18 license towns, as compared with 24 last year. Caledonia, Grand Isle, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans and voted no solidly. Of those counties, Caledonia, Lamoille and Orange changed from "wet" to "dry," through overturn of votes in Groton, Orange (town) and Elmore; but it should be stated that neither the town of Orange nor the town of Elmore granted any licenses last year. Chief amonff the overturns, nington, which went no-license long being in the license column, ine license majorities were larc-elv reduced in Burlington and Rutland, the two largest cities in the state, the majority in the yes victory ever recorded, and in the latter being reduced irom 576 last year to 143. The towns votine to license liquor selling were: Shoreham and Vergennes in Addison county; Sandgate in Bennington county; Burlington, Colchester and Shelburne in Chittenden county ; Canaan and Brighton in Essex county; St. Albans and Swanton in Franklin county; Castleton, Fair Haven, Poultney, Rutland and West Rutland in Rutland county; Montpelier and Waterbury in Washington county ; Bethel in Windsor county. State House Proposition Probably Failed From incomplete returns, it seems that the proposition to build an addition to the State House building at Montpelier failed of receiving a majority vote throughout the state. The vote of the west side of the state, especially around Chittenden county, was thrown against the proposition. Burlington, which had been mentioned as ambitious to become the state capital, voted against the proposition, 1,568 to 1,164. The referendum provided that if the vote should be favorable the law appropriating $300,000 would go into effect July 1, 1914, and if not favorable that it go into effect a year later. A session of the legislature will intervene. Direct Primary Favored. A strong majority in favor of a direct primary system was returned, and a majority less pronounced in favor of the prefer ential primary. These were merely test votes. At Montpelier to-day, where returns were received by the Montpelier publicity committee, it was stated that the ma jority with 17 towns in Addison and La- moille counties missing was 1,601 against the proposed addition to the State House. Ihe figures were: Yes 10,313: no 18,004. The missing towns were expected to increase the majority against the pro- posal by about 500 votes, as most of the towns were in that part ot the state which proved to be most hostile to the movement. It was learned that most of the Bmall towns were opposed to the proposed addition, while with few excep tions, notably Burlington, the cities and largest towns were in favor of the prop osition. Just what effect the action of the vot ers would have on the law which was passed by the legislature was not certain at Montpelier to-day; but it was hoped that there might be more favorable ac tion at the next opportunity. . Washington County Vote on License. Yes. Barre : 800 Barre Town 101 Berlin .28 Cabot 33 Calais 30 Duxbury 30 No. 820 283 88 75 62- 53 41 3!) 0 56 COO Kast Montpelier 4 Fayston Marshfield Middlesex 30 II 43 Montpelier 717 Moretown 21 Northfield J 89 riainfield 34 Jtoxbury 15 Waitsficld 0 Warren 11 Waterbury 200 Worcester 2.5 Woodbury 23 57 341 71 77 57 39 201 37 52 GRAND JURY PROBES JAIL. Mineola Institution Has Scandal Ward en Is Indicted. Mineola, N. Y., March 4. The grand jury yesterday investigated the alleged confession of a prisoner who said that for two years he had been using the Nassau county jail as the base of safe cracking expeditions. The scandal in volves, also, several women prisoners, who allege that they were abused by the keepers. As a result of the investigation a former warden of the jail and four for mer keepers were indicted late yester day by the grand jury. Bench warrants were issued. The indictments charge a serious crime. District Attorney Smith aid the investigation was by no means finished. TO GRANT LICENSE NO-LICENSE SIDE Windham are the counties that however, was the town of Ben by a majority of two votes, after former being but 181, the smallest CHELSEA TO LIGHT STREETS. And Fire District to Have Better Fire Protection. Chelsea, March 4. At the town meet ing Tuesday the following oflieers were elected: Moderator, Stanley C. 'Wilson; clerk and treasurer, Willard P. Town send; school director' for three years, Dean II. Gil man; lister for three years, Ernest M. Young; selectman for three years, Stanley C. Wilson; road commis sioner one year, George B. Colby and Charles II. Baraw; overseer of the poor, Leslie II. Bohonon; trustee of public money, Willard P. Townsend; auditors, John M. Comstock, Fred A. Ordway and Ernest A. Corwin; town grand jurors, Horace T. Walker5 and William H. Sprague; trustee of public library for five years, Miss Mary J. George, and for one year, Stanley C. Wilson ; town agent, George L. Stow; cemetery commissioner for five years, Augustus T. Marshall; tree warden. E. D. Barnes; tax collector, Hiram N. Mattison; constable, Herbert O. Bixby. The whole tax voted was $2.20; voted no license on general sale of liquor and yes on druggist's license. Despite the suit now pending in county court brought against the town for one of its taxpayers lo recover rue sum ot Do cents, which was paid under protest as a part of his rax on tne grand list of 1013 and which the taxpayer claims was illegally as sessed from the vote of the town au thorizing the selectmen to contract for lighting the village streets by electric ity, it was voted by an overwhelming majority at this meeting to authorize the selectmen again this year to light the streets with electricity, as in the past. More Fire Protection. At the meeting of the voters of the Chelsea fire district, Monday afternoon, the following committee, composed of Fred A. Ordway, Elgin D. Barnes and Eugene H. Kennedy, were elected to act in conjunction with the prudential com mittee, consisting of Oscar D. Tracy, Leon C. Ordway and William N. Under bill, to make further investigation as to the Watrous gasolene fire engine, and also other modern fire-fighting apparatus. After due investigation, they decided that the Watrous gasolene engine was the best adapted to our needs and condi tions. They were by said meeting em powered to contract for a one or a four cylinder engine, as they should agree upon. If, however, they found other makes of engines better adapted to our conditions, they were instructed to so report at a later meeting, to be called at j their request. WENT TO HIS DEATH . CALM AND UNAFRAID James Plew Was Hanged This Morning ! for Slaying William Wakefield Last June. Hartford, Conn., March 4. James riew, who murdered William Wakefield at Middlebury last June in order that he might niurry Mrs. Wakefield, was hanged in the state prison at Wetherslield early this morning. ' In a cell in the "death row," not many hundred feet away, was Mrs. Wakefield, under sentence of detth for complicity in the crime. She was originally sen tenced to dio with Plew, but by a strange coincidence, arguments were made for a new trial before the supreme court on the very day she was sentenced to be hanged the appeal acting as a stay, of execution. Mrs. Wakefield was awake and pray ing at the hour Plew paid the penalty of the law. Plew made a request thut he see Mrs. Wakefield before he died, but this privilege was denied him by the prison rules. Calm and unafraid, he entered the ex ecution chamber at 12:02 o'clock. Twenty-two seconds later he was strapped, the death cap and noose adjusted and the trap sprung by Warden Garner. At 12:13 o'clock the physicians pronounced mm dead. No Written Confession. Plew made no written confession be fore his execution, but talked freely of me crime 10 ine prison chaplain ana offi cials. During the dav he was visited by his brother, Isaac Plew of Salisbury Mills, N. Y and his siHter, Mrs. Mary E. teueiiourg or sew iork. ' The condemned man was taken from the death house a few minutes before midnight. He evidenced no nervousness and seemed oblivious to the fact that he was soon to die. He expressed no regrets tor himsclt saying that he com mitted the murder ami was ready to pay the penalty. He displayed some" interest when he beard that Mrs. Wakefield's case was argued before the supreme court to-uay and he hoped she would be grant ed a new trial. If no error is found and the sentence is carried out, Mrs. Wakefield will have been the first woman to hang in Connec ticut since colonial days. Many promi nent women and suffrage leaders'through- out the state and country have interested themselves in her behalf. Governor Bald win's office has been flooded with thous ands of letters begging him to interfere. I he governor, however, has no jurisdic tion except as one member of the board of pardons. Several thousand letters were received by the governor to-day. CARRANZA INTENDS TO -INVESTIGATE Breat Britain Announces She Will Not Look to United States to Force Reparation. Washington, D. C," March 4. General Carranza's announcement that he had ap pointed a special commission to investi gate the recent execution by General Villa of William S. Benton, a British subject, coupled with a declaration bv Great Britain that she would not look to the United States for action as a result of the incident, is generully accepted to day as meaning the abandonment of the expedition of American and British rep resentatives who were to have gone to Chihuahua to examine the body. . ' the decision ot General Carranza to ferret out the truth of the Benton ex ecution will mean a test of his authority over Villa, according to officials here, and will further demonstrate whether the constitutionalists intend to afford pro tection to foreigners and make repara tion for injury done them. One reason that there is little tendencv to press the inquiry on the part of the Lnited btntes or Great Britain is the fact that y this time Benton's bodv mnst be badly decomposed. 1 he next steps in the situation seemed to-day to depend on Carranza. His dec laration that the I nited States had no right to inquire about the welfare of any foreign subjects but her own will not be accepted by the ashington gov ernment. WATERBURY STILL VOTING. Elected Dr. Bidwell School Director This Morning. Waterbury, March 4. The Waterbury town meeting which was adjourned last night convened again at 10 o'clock this morning, and after a discussion all the forenoon, the voters elected Dr. G. S. Bidwell school director and levied a tax of $2 on the dollar. There is still much to be done. Just before adjournment yesterday afternoon they elected Harry Harvey as road commissioner after balloting through the afternoon. The other can didates were Martin Barber and Dow Adams. The vote in favor of license was a great surprise to many people, the vote standing 2"6 yes and 201 no. The voters were against a direct primary, 164 to 143; in favor of preferential primary, 200 to 201; and for the State House ad dition, 54 to 1)0. MOTHER SAVES CHILD IN FIRE. Connecticut Woman Proves Heroine When Baby Starts Blaie. Danbury, Conn.. March 4. With the hallway leading to her apartments on fire last night, Mrs. George E. Heuschkel brushed aside several men plunged wild ly through the blinding smoke and flames and carried her 3-year-old daugh ter, Elizabeth, safely out of a blazing bed room through a rear door. Both were tlightly burned about the head and hod v. During the mother's absence it i presumed the child ulayed tli matches. setlin. the bed room on lire. VERMONT BANKERS MET. Henry F. Field of Rutland Was Elected President. ' Bellows Falls, March 4. The fifth an nual convention of the Vermont State Bankers' association was held here yes terday with 60 members in attendance In the afternoon passion the invocation was given by the Rev, A. C Wilson, rector of the Immanuel Episcopal church, the address of welcome by W. C, Belknap, editor of the Bellows Falls Times, the response by W. W. Russell, cashier of the first .National bank of Whiter River Junction and the annual address of the president by Charles P. Smith, president ot the Burlington bav ings bank. , Senator John W. Weeks of Massa chusetts, member of the national mone tary commission, gave an address on "The New Banking and Currency Meas ure." He outlined the anticipated bene fits of the laws on banking aild currency passed by the . hist session of Congress and urged the bankers to further tinan cial i relations with Latin-American countries and the return to power of the American merchant marine. In the session lust evening W. W. Russell whs appointed to confer with New Hampshire bankers on matters per taining to the American .Hankers asso ciation, and H, L. Ward of Burlington was instructed to express to the Granite state bankers expressions of good will from the Vermont association. , These officers were elected. .. President, Henry F, Field of Rutland; vice-president, H. M. McFarland of Hyde l ark; secretary, C-Webster of Bar ton; treasurer. D. S. Wells of Orwell; members of the executive council for two years. A. H. Chandler of Bellows Falls, G. II. Bickford of Hardwick, and D. W. Davis of Derby Line. A banquet was served in the Hotel Windham at nine o'clock with Charles W. Osgood of Bellows Falls as toast master. Prof. Bradlee of the University of Vermont gave an interesting address on "The Extension Work in Agriculture, of the State Agricultural College as Provided for by the Last legislature." DEATH OF F. W. BANCROFT. Well Known Singer, Native of Mont pelier, Dies in Boston. "Frederick W. Banoft, well known throughout New England and even fur ther for hm musical ability, died Monday night in the Massachusetts Homeopathr hospital in Boston of pneumonia. Mr. Bancroft whs burn in Montpelier Sept. 15, 1885, thj, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Bancroft, and here he made his home most of. the time until I Hf Ml. After his mother died, his father married again and it was his devotion to his stepmoth er, Mrs, Margaret McLean Bancroft, that kept him in Montpelier until her death. lie was a noted tenor and had studied with the best of teachers in Boston and Chicago, also going abroad for study, be ing in Florence, Italy, for two years. Traveling much and giving concerts throughout the country, his best known song-lecture was thst of Irish nnd Scotch ballads. His ftirinliadty with the Ger man, Italian and French languages en abled him to render song translations with aptitude. While a resident of Montpelier, Mr. Bancroft for several years was choir master at Christ church and since going to Boston has been for eight years- a member .of the choir 4n the Church of the Disciples. He was the owner of the Bancroft property in Montpelier, which the city purchased for a high school site and also the Bancroft block on Main street in that city, Funeral services were held to-day in the Church of the Disciples in Boston and the body will be brought to Montpelier for another service, to be held in the Church of the Messiah at 2:30, o'clock to-morrow afternoon. Mr. Bancroft's nearest relative living is Mrs. M. Raymond Dwinell of Mont pelier, a niece. VETERAN ENGINEER DEAD. John Brennan Was Long in Service of Railroads. Bellows Falls. March 4.- John Bren nan, 07. for many years an engineer in the employ of tfie Boston Si Maine and Central Vermont railroads, died yester day iu tire home of his daughter. Mrs. T. T. Rudden, of cexebral hemorrhage. On Nov. 21, 1008, while Mr. Brennan was in his locomotive and was just leaving the Westminster station he was over come bv a shock and fell to the lloor unconscious. Since that time ho had been confined to the house ami had tive shocks. Solemn high mass of requiem will lie held in St. Charles' Roman Cath olic church at nine o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Brennan was born in Ireland Jan uary 8, 1807, a sou of James .and Cath erine (Welch) Brennan, and came to Bellows rails when lie was seven years of age with his parents.' After leaving school he went to work for the Central running out of St. Albans, and in 180!) was promoted to engineer. After being with the road several years he entered the employ of the Boston &, Maine rail road and up to the time of sustaining the shock had been with that road. 27 years, running between White River Junction and Springfield, Mass., in charge of the White Mountain express. Resides his wife, who was Miss Cath erine Sullivan of Xorthfield, he leaves one daughter, Mary, wife of Dr. J. T. Rudden. DEATH OF PHYSICIAN. Dr. Samuel H. Sparhawk of St. Johns- bury, Aged 72. St. Johnsbury, March 4. Dr. Samuel II. Sparhawk, 72, one of the oldest and best known homeopathic physicians in this section, died suddenly yesterday of apoplexy. . j He was a native of Pittafield and re ceived his medical training in the home opathic medical school in Philadelphia and homeopathic college in Cleveland, Ohio. He practiced medicine in Gays ville, Pittafield. Mnrrisville and Roches ter, coming to St. Johnsbury in 1880. In 1802 he enlisted in company C, fifteenth regiment ermont volunteer infantry, nnd saw active service in the battle of Gettysburg. His father was Kev. .Samuel Spar hawk, a noted Congregational minister, located for many years in Randolph. He is survived by his wife, who was Cath erine Taggart of Rochester; a son, Car roll E. Sparhaw k, ol M. Augustine. Fla.. end a brother, Luther Sparhawk of Ran- lolph. Dr. Sparhawk was prominent in the state homeopathic society, and he was p well known authority on esperanto, WILSON'S FIRST YEAR ENDED Some of , the Administra tion's Accomplishments . Recalled HAS KEPT CONGRESS HARD AT WORK Will Deliver Another Mes sage To-morrow for Repeal of Canal Toll Exemption Washington, D. C. March 4. The Democratic administration was year old to-day and at the White House and in Congressional circles the day served to recall the work of the fleeting year. Members of Congress realized that, except for a short breathing spell at Christmas, it had been practically in continuous session. From the time the president broke the century-old precedent and stood before Congress to urge the enactment of low tariff, close co-operation has reigned between the chief executive and the leaders of the dominant party in Con gress. Ihe enactment of the tariff law, mak ing vital changes in the duties on im ports, the signing of the banking and currency act and the recent ratification of arbitration treaties are things to which the president s friends are point ing as a direct result of .the intimate contact established between the execu tive and legislative departments. rue times the president has appeared before Congress to deliver messages and interest in the sixth message was appar ent when it became known he would ad dress Congress to-morrow, advocating a repeal of the clause exempting American coastwise shipping from payment of the 1'anama canal tolls, Jim argument for asking the party to reverse itself is that when Congress last passed on the ques tion the international circumstances sur- rounding the question did not exist. the message of to-morrow will be the shortest of all, probably not over 500 words. O'SHAUCHNESSY'S , FATHER IS DEAD On Account of Tense Situation in Mexico the Son Cannot Come to At tend the Funeral. New York, March 4. Colonel James O'Shaughnessy, the father of Nelson O'Shaughnessy, charge d'affaires for the United States in Mexico City, died here to-dav. He had been critically ill for some days, suffering from a relapse from an attack of pneumonia, Jio was 71 years old. When notified of his father's first ill ness, Charge O'Shaughnessy made plans to come to Aew York, but the tense Mex lean situation intervened and he was forced to remain in Mexico. TEST VOTE FOR DILLINGHAM. In Lamoille County Primary Vote for United States Senator. Morrisville, March 4. Another primary election vote was taken in Lamoille coun--ty yesterday on the lines of the vote taken in 1012, preceding the opening of the presidential campaign of that year. A primary test vote for United States senator and governor was taken. Sen ator Dillingham received 353 votes for election to the national Senate against 313 for Charles A. Prouty and 93 for Fletcher. Frederick G. Fleetwood for governor received 710 votes. C. W. Gates 52, anl Harlan B. Howe 127. Lewis P. Thayer hod the vote taken at his own expense. That no suspicion could be cast upon the ballot every pos sible precaution was taken. The men se lected to look after the ballot in the several towns were the county senator, Hon. E. II. Sherwin in Johnson, Repre sentative Guyer of Wolcott, Representa tive Smilie of Cambridge, Representative Hrown of t,uen. Representative Strong of lfvde Park, the town clerk and Repre sentative Thomas of Ik'lvidere, the town lerk and the representative in Water- ville, H. E. Shaw, ex-representative of Stowe, the representative of Elmore, Winficld E. Silloway and E. E. Camp. In every other town the representative or some equally prominent citizen was in churge of the ballot. A careful tabulation of the cost of printing posters, ballots and all expenses connected with the taking of this bal- iit. shows that it cost for this entire county, less than $50, thus proving that a simple primary election ballot need not be expensive. It is the first authoritative expression of the sentiment of the people on the senatorial and governorship question in Vermont. Under the new amendment to the' constitution of this state, there w ill be no election until the first Tuesday in November and no conventions or other means of testing the sentiment of the people until next fall. - BOYS ARRAIGNED FOR ARSON. Charged With Setting Fire to Barn at Industrial School. Vergennes, March 4. George Wooster and Ernest Kimball were brought before Judge James Donahue yesterday for a hearing on the charge of setting fire to the bam recently burned at the state industrial school, State's Attorney F. W. Tuttle appearing for the state. They waived examination and were bound over in the sum of $1,500 aeach for their ap pearance at the June term of Addison county court at Middlebury. They were unable to procure bail. Weather Forecast. Generally fair to-night and Thursday; ney A. V. D. Piper started an investi modcrate webtcrly winds, " Ration yesterday ENTIRE CITIZENS' TICKET ELECTED And Revised Figures Give Barre's No License Majority as 29 The State House Proposition Given a Hearty Endorsement. Returns on the Barre municipal elec tion were compiled at the city clerk's office last night, showing that the entire citizens' party ticket was elected through out the city; that the city went no license by 29 majority, as com pu red with 41 last year; that an overwhelming ma jority was registered in favor of the State House addition, the vote being 1,168 to 386; that majorities were re turned in favor of both preferential pri maries and direct primaries. Nearly 1,700 votes were cast out of a registra tion of 2,110, the increase in votes cast being about 100 over lust year. The election was conducted with no unusual features, being very quiet in every one of the six wards; and con sidering that only three wards had close elections the total vote polled was large. Mayor William H. Ward, citizens' can didate, was re-elected mayor by 100 ma jority over Robert Gordon, Socialist can didate, the result being a repetition of last year except that last year Gordon was the Labor-Socialist candidate. The vote this year was: Ward 821; Gordon 712; blank and scattering 101. City Clerk and Treasurer James Mac kay was returned to both 'positions, de-; testing Gilbert Phillips, Socialist, bv 1,283 to 190 for clerk and 1,215 to 202 for treasurer.' First Constable George L. Morris, unopposed, was re-elected, receiv ing 1,081 votes, with 26i blank or scat tering. Second Constable Charles T. Southgate was re-elected, receiving 1,030 votes, with 284 blanks or scattering. ' O. J. L. Mathews was elected assessor for three years, receiving 04!) votes to 342 for J. T. Callaghan, the Socialist candidate. The vote by wards on this office was as follows: Collaglian. Mathews. Ward 1 50 Ward 2 37 210 285 10!) 02 4!) 108 94!) AVard 3 78 Ward 4 77 Ward 5 52 Ward 6 48 Total 342 There were 170 scattering or blank. Auditor William B. Marrion was re elected, receiving 813 votes to 257 for Paul Hedwall. J. A. Ilea lev was elected an auditor by 818 votes to 3.V2 for Rich ard Ciardi, Socialist. D. J. Sullivan was elected the third auditor by 770 votes over James Tassic, Socialist, "who re ceived 205 votes. Richard S. Currier, John W. Gordon and Frank G. How land were re-elected trustees of French's Barre library, de feating Antonio Broggi, Ernest Pratini and James Scott, Socialists. Five Ward Elections. In the ward elections, John F. Cook, Edwin Keast and Alexander E. Bruce were elected aldermen in the second, "fourth and sixth wards, respectively, and Alex ander uoruon ana i.. K. Hutchinson were re-elected school commissioners in the first and third wards, respectively in the second ward. Cook defeated Alderman H. C. Patterson and Fred W, Suitor, receiving 188 votes to 157 and 17 for his two opponents. Mr. Cook is at the head of the granite firm of Cook, W atkuis & Co. In the fourth ward. Keast, a granite manufacturer, received 97 votes, to 78 for C. H. Reynolds, Social ist, 37 for George W . Parks, people's candidate, and 35 for William W. Rus sell, independent candidate. In the sixth ward Bruce received 115 votes to 04 for Alexander W. Ritchie, Socialist. The new alderman from this ward was for merly with the firm of A. E. Bruce & Son. School Commissioner Alex. Gordon was returned to the board from the first ward by 209 votes, against 73 votes for Alex ander Ironside, Socialist; and School Commissioner L. R. Hutchinson was re turned in the third ward bv 202 votes. aguinst 122 for John C. Davidson, Social ist. Ihe fifth ward had no election of its own this year. Corrected Local Option Vote. The corrected returns on the local op tion vote were as follows: Yes. No. Ward 1 123 170 Ward 2 80 277 Ward 3 104 11 Ward 4... 1R2 90 Ward 5 157 24 Ward 6 10S 73 Total 800, 820 Voted. for Druggist Licenses. Although the city voted against gen-! eral license, it voted in favor of granting fifth-class licenses, as follows: Yes. No. Ward 1 132 109 Ward 2 145 101 Ward 3 145 123 Ward 4..., 114 41 Ward 5. ,.. 89 27 Ward 6. .. 07 Total 092 516 The vote on the preferential primary ballot was as follows: Yes 748; no 209. The vote on the direct primary was as follows: Yes 1,056; no 106. Barre's vote was largely in favor of the proposed annex to the State House at Montpelier, the vote being as follows Yes 1,168; no 386. HEAD WAS BATTERED. Authorities Investigating Cause of Death at Brattleboro. Brattleboro, March 4. Circumstances associated with the death of Frank Yan uszewski, 45, Monday night at midnight in the Memorial hospital, are considered so suspicious that Dr. E. H. Stone of the state laboratory of hygiene is to perform an autopsy. The man was found unconscious in the railroad yard late Monday night by a flagman of a freight train. He died two hours later in Memorial hospital. Dr. H. P. Green found that the man had a depressed compound fracture of the left side of the head back of the forehead and that there were- two holes through the skull, one about an inch and a half in diameter, the other smaller. No other wounds were found on the body. His pockets contained nothing but a iaekknife, and cigarettes. He hail been drinking during the day, it is said, lie leaves a wife and four children, in destitute circumstances. State's Attor- MAYOR CALLS FOR DMY Advr wetrenchment as PC cy for New City r Council " MUNICIPAL YEAR STARTED TO-DAY Bancroft Elected President of Board of Al dermen At 9 o'clock this morning the new city council assembled at city hall, the oath of office was administered by Justice of the Peace James Mackay to Alderman John F. Cook of ward two. Alderman J. Edwin Keast of the fourth ward, and Alderman A. E. Bruce of ward six. and it few moments later Barre's 20th mu nicipal administration was fairly under way. Mayor W. H. AVard presided and the first half-hour of the session was devoted to the usual formalities that follow tho inducting into office of the new mem bers, A resolution extending the juris diction of the state to the first and sec ond constable was adopted and resolu tions relating to the filing of bonds by the various elective and appointive offi cers were adopted. Bonds to be fur nished by all city otiicials remain the same in amount as last year. The clerk read the rules relating "to the order of business and procedure for the council and aldermanic meetings and on the mo tion of Alderman Keefe they were adopt' ed for the coming fiscal year, with pro visions for using Ciishing's manual as n guide to parliamentary practice. Copies of the rules were distributed to each member, along with copies of the city re port for 1913, Just before the council adjourned his honor addressed the as sembly in brief. He declared thnt thu coming year is to be one of retrenchment ' nnd besought the members of the board to work in unison for the welfare of tho city. Referring to committee reports, communications, etc., he expressed h wish that instruments of thut nature may be reduced to writing and filed. Bancroft President of Aldermen. City Clerk Mackay called the board of aldermen together and osked for nomi nations for president. The name of Al derman Bancroft was presented by Al derman Holan and seconded. The mem ber from ward three received the unani mous indorsement of the board and pres ently he took charge of the meeting. Alderman Keefe nominated Alderman Hoban for the office of vice-president and he was elected without a dissenting vote. In a communication to the board, May or Ward submitted a list of aldermanie committees to serve- during the fiscal year. Alderman Keefe moved that the nominations be confirmed and his mo tion was seconded. Alderman Cook moved that they be laid on -the table for a week to allow further considera tion, in view of the fact that three of the men who are to serve on committees have yet to acquaint themselves thor oughly with their duties. Mayor Ward explained that if such a motion prevailed the various city departments would be without instructions for a week. Alder man Cook withdrew his motion nnd Al derman Keefe's motion was carried. 16 was explained at the outset that tho first-named member of each committee is to be its chairman, a rule which has been observed since the city government was first organized. Following is a list of the committees: "Charity Cook, Bruce, Bancroft. Cemeteries Cook, Keast, Bruce. Elections Keefe, Bancroft, Cook. Finance Bancroft, Cook, Keast. Fire Keast, Bancroft, Cook. Health Keefe, Hoban, Bruce. License Bruce, Keefe, Cook. Library Keast. Bruce, Bancroft. Lights Cook. Keefe. Hoban. Legislation Brace. Bancroft, Hoban. Printing Bruce, Hoban, Keefe. Property Bancroft, Bruce, Hoban. Police Bancroft, Keast, Cook. Streets Hoban, Keefe, Keast. Supplies Hoban, Bruce, Keefe. Salaries Keast. Keefe, Hoban. Water Keefe, Cook, Bruce. A resolution for departmental appro priations for the year 1914 was read for the first time and passed to a second reading. The appropriations incorporat ed in the resolution were recommended by the retiring finance committee. The board adjourned at 10:30 o'clock. VOTED $1,000 FOR ROADS. Barre Town Voters Also Decided to Buy a Roller. The Barre Town election, held at thrf East Barre opera house, was one of the largest ever held, there being nearly 500 voters present. A. U. Dickey was elected moderator, and the following officers were elected: Town clerk and treasurer, W. H. Miles; road commissioner, Alfred Bell ville; selectman, Augustus Roleau; lister, J. P. llagan; auditors, F. L. Tuck er, A. C. Dickey and Arthur Golden; school commissioner, M. A. Corbett; over seer of the poor, T. W. Roark; first con stable, James A. Cummings; second con stable. William McKane. It took five ballots to elect Bellville road commissioner over E. A. Witharn, the present encumbent, the final vote standing 151 to 111. It was voted to spend $1,000 in state road work and to buy a traction engine road roller. A to tal tax of $1.75 was voted. The vote on local option was 191 yes and 283 no; on State House addition, 320 yes, and 133 no; on direct primary, 244 yes, and 71 no; on preferential primary, 298 yes, and 91 no. Mr. Witham Thanks Voters. I wish to thank all my friends for tlxj supiHirt accorded me in yesterday's elec tion in Barre Town anil I also thank all for the co-operation given me during my seven years' service ns road commission er. I hox that one nnd all will accord my successor hearty co-operation in his work. " E. A. Withani.