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THE BARRE BAIL!7" TIME VOL. XVIII NO. 30. BARRE, VERMONT, SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1914. PRICE, ONE CENT. SALUTE OR FIGHT IS ORDER Huerta Given Until 6 P, M Sunday to Satisfy Demand of the United States with out Any Further . Quib- - blinir, Is President Wil son's Ultimatum REFUSAL MEANS PROBABLE WAR United States Will Then Stand by Original Plan for Seizure of Tampico and Vera Cruz, Says An nouncement from White . House - Washington, D. C, April 18. HuerU will salute the American flag at Tam pico before 6 o'clock Sunday night or President Wilson will go before Congress in joint session on Monday and ask au thority to take such measures as may be necessary. This statement was issued at the White House after receipt of messages from Huerta reiterating his proposition for a simultaneous Balute. The presi dent replied that the United States would stand on its original demands or the plan for the seiiure of Tampico and VeTa Cnw would be, carried out without waitng for Admiral Badger to reach Mexican waters. The Atlantic fleet will not be called back until the salute actually , is fired. It is practically certain that serious con sequences will follow any refusal by Huerta to accede to the American de mand ns outlined in the final message yesterday; i; Rear Admiral Mayo'a Demand. In connection with the purpose of the American government to tire a return salute, the navy department pave out the text of Rear Admiral Mayo's orig inal demand, made April 9, as follows: "This morning an officer and squad of men of (the) Mexican military forces arrested and marched through the streets (of) Tampico, a commissioned officer of the United States navy, the paymaster of Dolphin, together with seven men composing the crew of the whale boat of the Dolphin. At the time of this arrest the officer and men concerned were Jin armed and engaged in loading cases of gasoline which had been purchased on shore. Part of - the men were on the shore, but all, including the man or men In the' boat, were forced to accompany armed Mexican forces. "I do not need .to tell you that tak ing men from a boat flying the United States flag is a hostile act not to bo excused. "I have already received your verbal message of regret .that this event has happened and your statement that it was committed by an ignorant officer. "The responsibility, for hostile act can not be avoided by the plea of ignorance. "In view of the publicity of this oc currence, I must require that you send by suitable members of your staff form al disavowal and apology for the act, together withyour assurance that the officer responsible for it will receive se vere punishment. Also that you public ly hoist the United States flag in a prominent position on shore and salute it with 21 guns. The salute will be re turned by this ship. "Your answer to this communication should reach me and the called for sa lute be fired within 24 hours from 6 p.' m. of this date." Commenting on this, Secretary Dan iels said a few days ago Rear Admiral Mayo himself modified his demand some what, saying he would not insist on having the salute fired while the Amer ican flag was .hoisted on Mexican ter ritory, and would be satisfied if the sa lute was to the flag "in a conspicuous place," either on the mast of the Dol phin or a Mexican gunboat. There was much discussion in official circles, not only about the propriety of returning Huerta's salute in view of the peculiar diplomatic relations between the Mexico City administration and the Washington government, but because of a navy regulation, No. 1,194, which reads: -1 "No salute shall be fired in honor of any nation or of any official or nation not formally recognized by the govern ment of the United States." HUERTA'S REPLY CALLED EVASIVE Deciphering of O'Shaughnessy Dispatches Show That the Mexican is Quibbling Over Terms Washington, I). C, April 18. Huer ta"s reply to the latest representations of the United States was described by officials to-day as unresponsive. As Charge O'Shaughnessy 's dispatches were being deciphered, it became known that there was more quibbling over terms. WILSON FLATLY REFUSED. Suggestion for "Simultaneous Salute" to American Flag. Washington, D. C, April 18. Presi dent Wilson flatly rejected General salute" to the American and Mexican flags, informing him that the United States would insist on a literal compU anee with the original demand of Rear Admiral Mavo. made on April 9 in a written communication to General Ear- agoza immediately, after the arrest of American bluejackets. The Washington government informed Huerta tliut his wish for simultaneous tiring of the salute was untenable, and that as : demanded by wear Aumirai Mavo. a salute of 21 guns would be in sisted upon, the manner of returning the salute to be leit to the American ad miral, who had agreed to Are one to the Mexican flag. Naval precedent showed no "simultaneous salute" had ever been tired in apology for an offense. TO FIX LIABILITY FOR FIRE. New York Fire Marshal Finds Inflam mable Stuff In Stair Well, Xew York, April 18. Fire Marshal John P. Prial will begin an exhaustive investigation to determine who, if any one, should be held responsible criminal ly for the fire early J-riday morning in the five-story theatrical rooming house at 741 Eighth avenue, in which 11 per sons lost their lives and a score or more were injured, four of them seriously. I hat the fire was due to the gross neg ligence of someone was suggested by Fire Chief Kenlon when he traced the origin of the bluze to a pile of excelsior and other inflammable rubbish left in the basement, at the bottom of the stair well. The first effort Of the fire marshal will be to determine who was respon sible for the rubbish being where it was. Among those subpoenaed to appear as material witnesses are Edward . Emkes and his wife, proprietors of the rooming house, and George Wilson and his w:ite, the colored janitors of the building. The manager and other employes of tne Woolworth five-and-ten-cent store on on the ground floor of the building will be questioned. Of the dead, six were men, four wom en and one 4-vear-oid girl. ah were either burned or suffocated, except one man, who lumped from a fifth-story win dow. - The dead are Mrs. C.'eorge C. Davis, an actress, known as Patsy Mafera , Muriel Davis, her 4-year-old daughter; Mrs. Delia Delaney, a laundry worker; Michael Delanev, her husband, a laundry worker; M. Scott, in charge of the New Vork office of the Rossiter Music 1 ub lishing company; Mrs. Nellie Spencer, clonk model; Charles O. Wallace, actor; Mrs. Marv Wallace, actress, his wife; an unidentified man about 35 years old. 5 feet 10 inches in height, weighing 175 pounds, and two unidentified men, burned so badly that no description of them is possible. I he seriously injured are Harry Maker, Charles Burke, Joseph Messer and Mar tin Welsh. SPEEDY TRIAL FOR SHOOTER Would-Be Slayer of Mayor Mitchel May Be De clared Insane POLK MUCH BETTER; ' LIKELY TO RECOVER Michael P. Mahoriey Imag i ined That He Had a . , Grievance CHARGE OF ASSAULT. Young Farm Hand Arrested on Com plaint of Farmer's Daughter. Manchester, N. II., April 18. After search of many hours by county officials and possea of citizens over the eastern part of the state, Ernest Cook, a farm hand, was captured in a Manchester ho tel at an early hour this morning by the police of that city and held, charged with attacking the 49-year-old daughter of Henry Hoyt of liedford yesterday afternoon. County Solicitor P, IT. Sullivan and Deputy Sheriff Thomas Donnelly gath ered together a party of officers and started in pursuit, while the father, armed with as hotgun and vowing ven gennce, led a posse of citizens of Mer rimack. A posse from Bedford also started out. while the police of practicallv all the southeastern part of the state were pre paring to send out sea rollers this morning. Word reached here shortly before 1 o'clock this morning that Cook had been captured at the Milford house by Officer Patrick Mieedv of the Manchester po- ice department. A loaded revolver was found in Cook's possession. DEATH OF DR. E. E. McGOVERN. for Practiced Dentistry in Vermont Over 40 Years. Vergennes, April 18. Dr. E. E. Mc Govern died yesterday after an illness of' about two months from arteriosclerosis. He was born in Farnham, P. Q., October 20, 1848. He studied dentistry with Dr. Terrill of Middlehury and came to this city to practice his profession in 1873. He married in June, 1880, Miss Loraine Smith, daughter of Judge John D. Smith of this city. Dr. McGovern practiced his profession in this city over 25 years, when he sold out and in 1901 went to Burlington and pened an office, where he had since been engaged in practice. Dr. McGovern was a member of Dorchester lodge, No. A. F. and A. M., of tins city and of the Ethan Allen club of Burlington. lie is survived hv a wife and one daughter, Miss Edith McGovern, a teacher in the Vergennes graded school. The funeral will be held at the home Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. MINIMUM WAGE FOR MINISTERS. Was Subject Considered To-day at New England M. E. Conference. Maiden. Mass., April 18. The consid eration of a plan for a minimum wage tor ministers, commended bv a commit tee of the laymen's association yester day, was set tor to-day's sessions of the New England Methodist Episcopal onlerence. Appointments for the comma year will be announced Monday. MIDDLESEX. The entertainment given by the glee nd social club Wednesday evening was qdite well attended. The musical pro gram was followed by sugar on snow. which was thoroughly enjoyed by, all present. Charles Holt returned Wednesday ight from a few days vacation. Two Italians arrived from Italy the rst of the week and spent Tuesday with their relatives here, going to Al bany, N. Y. that night. Rev. W. J. O'Sullivan of Montpelier was in town Fridav to visit John Her-' bert, who is very ill. Mr. Herbert is 88 years of age and his condition is con sidered serious. i Miss Ivois Bryant of Hartford. Conn., is a guest of Miss Mildred Itigelow. N WASHINGTON. Mrs. F. A. Warner has returned from Xew York, April 18. The arraign ment to-day, on the charge of assault with intent to kill, of Michael? P. Mahoney to whose erring aim Mayor John PuiToy Mitchel owes his life marked the first move in the program outlined by District Attorney Whitman for a quick trial of the would-be as sassin. On Monday District Attorney Whitman will present the case to the grand jury and an immediate indict ment is expected to lie returned, making it possible to bring Mahoney before a supreme court justice at an early date. .Mahoney faces a possible prison sen tence of twenty years or commitment to an asylum if he is adjudged insane Frank Lyon Polk, corporation counsel, who was struck bv the bullet intended for Mayor Mitchel, spent a restless night and the physicians announced to day tlutt the patient would be able to leave the hospital withiil a few days and, after resting two weeks, probably would be able to resume his official duties. From" the many incoherent letters written by Mahoney, in which he at tacked the official acts of Mayor Mitchel Mayor Armstrong of Pittsburg and Col onel Oocthals and after . two hours' study of the the aged man. District At torney Whitman expressed the opinion that Mahoney was an embittered and sodden type of hobo. This statement in dieted that Whitman would not oppose action to have the prisoner adjudged insane. A secret service squad of eight men to-day guarded Mitchel as he went about his official duties. Tells Why He Shot. In the course of a disjointed state ment Mahoney declared he shot at Mavor Mitchel because he felt aggrieved at the city executive's "extravagant ex penditures" and because be was incensed at being turned back from the door of the mayors room in the city hall on two occasions this week when he came to apply for a municipal job. Mahoney only fired one shot. Before he could fire' a second time, he was overcome by Detective George Neuli, who, in the capacity of the chauffeur. was adjusting robes about the men in the automobile, and the., revolver was wrenched out of Mahoney's hand. The mayor sat in the middle of the back seat with Mr. Polk on his right and George V. Mullen, the mayor's former law part ner, on Ins lett The bullet passed so close to Mayor Mitchel that the left side of his face was scorched. Standing within a few feet of Mahoney was Police Commis sioner Arthur H. Woods, who was wait ing for the chauffeur to get into the car. intending to sit beside the driver after the latter was seated.- Shooter Soon Overpowered. To bystanders, the sound of the re volver shot and the sight of the aged man who did the shooting, sprawled upon the pavement as he was borne down by the onslaught of Detective Neun. seemed almost simultaneous. The form'of Mayor' Mitchel, steadying the staggering figure of Mr. Polk, then out lined itself in the picture. Within thir ty seconds the city hall plaza and ParkJ Kow was tilled with a curious crowd and the police reserves were called out. As soon as ' he had seen that Mr. Polk received medical attention Mayor Mitchel went to the police station in the basement of city hall, where Mahoney had been taken through an avenue in the crowd opened by the police, and questioned him. ' "Why did you shoot at me?" he asked Mahoney. The mayor seemed as calm as if noth ing had happened. The prisoner's answer was incoherent and to the effet that he had nothing to say. Cowering and trembling before his questioned, he seemed hardly tb know what he had done. He was slim and gaunt,' wore a ragged fringe of white beard and was clad in an ill-fitting suit of dark gray and a derby bat. As he was questioned his expression, shifted from a haunted look to a bewildered stare. "Lynch the Assassin." While the police were trying to learn his name which he persistently refused to give, Mr. Polk, with his face band aged, was able to walk with the assist ance of one of the ambulance surgeons, and he was removed to the New York hospital. By this' time the plaza was bpacked with a jostling throng. Shouts were heard of here s the assassin: Lynch him!" It was thought at the time that the corporation counsel had lost most of his lower teeth, and that the jawbone had been pierced in two places by the bullet, but a later report from the hospital stated that only one tooth had been knocked out. and that unless blood pois oning set in the wound would not prove serious. Sorry for His Act. After being questioned for two "hours by the district attorney. Police Commis sioner Wood and a score of detectives. the man said that his name was Michael P. Mahoney of No. 3 Fiftieth street, Manhattan. ' Mahoney said he was a blacksmith and had been -out of work about a year. He said he bad tried to secure an inter view, with Mayor Mitchel on Monday last, hilt had been unsuccessful. his mind to kill the mayor and went to the city ball for that purpose, lie lost hia nerve, however, and went away. Early yesterday afternoon, according to his story, be visited a saloon in Park Row, drank some whiskey and then at tended an anarchistic meeting under the statue of Benjamin Franklin in Park Row. Ha was leaving the meeting when he saw the mayor and his party. , He immediately determined it was a good time to kill the mayor'. Mahoney said he was sorry now that be fired. "1 would nevi- do such a thing again," he said. "I am very sorry for Mr. Polk. 1 hope he will recover." a During one of his outbursts of speech at police headquarters Mahoney alluded to the shooting of Mayor Gaynor by James J, Gallagher, who, he said, had a just grievance against the late mayor because of his conduct of the city gov ernment. Mahoney likened his own case to that of Gallagher in this respect. POLICEMAN SHOT BY DESPERADO Latter Had Held Up South Providence, R. I., Driving People Out at Point of Revolver Providence, R'-.L, April 18. Patrol man Timothy U. Sullivan waa shot and probably fatally hurt by an unknown desperado shortly before midnight. The stranger had held up a-South Providence saloon, driving out the cus tomers at the point of a gun. Patrolman Sullivan attempted to ar rest him as he left the building, and the stranger shot the officer in the abdomen and then escaped. Sullivan was taken to the Rhode Island hospital, where his condition is reported critical. ilis assailant was seen to run in the direction of the JRbode Island hospital grounds, and the whole force of the fifth precinct surrounded ami searched the grounds. WEDLOCK BONDS BROKEN. In a Number of Cases in Chittenden County Court. Burlington, April 18. In Chittenden county court yesterday, two divorce hearings were held and judgment was given in a number of other cases. A hearing was had and decree granted in the case of Ferdinand Collette vs. Mary Rose toilette, a diroree action in which the ground was adultery. The partica were residents of Hmooski. The action of Addie Miller vs. Frank Miller, both of Burlington, waa also heard. The decree in this case waa asked on the ground of intolerable se verity. The petition was dismissed. Decrees were granted in a number of case. In the action of Eva E. Mayo vs. Walter II. Mayo, the decree was granted ou the ground ot intolerable severity In the case of Anna Uainel McCutcheon vs. John T. McCutcheon, the decree was granted and the custody of the minor chiia was given to petitioner. In the case of Eliza Bouchard vs. Alex andcr Bouchard, the bill was granted and the custody of the child granted to pe titioner and real estate decreed. 'In the ease of Addie W' Fortune vs Jlcrberl J fortune, the ground was adultery and the divorce was granted. The custody of the two minor children was given to the petitioner. In the case of H. fl. Anderson v. W. H. Anderson, the divorce was granted, and alimony was granted as petitioned. BRIGANDS SHOT AN AMERICAN Of Party on Excursion in ' Turkey from College at Beirut WOUNDED PERSON NOT BADLY HURT Turkish Authorities Have Promised to Make Amends Constantinople, April 18. American teachers from the Beirut American col lege were attacked and robbed by brig ands and one of them was slightly wounded by a bullet while they were on an excursion yesterday to the Sea of Galilee, now known as Lake Tiberius. The American consul general at iSei- rut. in reporting the occurrence to the embassy here to-day, said the Amer icans came from the, American college and that the one wounded was not dan gerously hurt. The Svnan Protestant college, toumieo bv Rev. Dr. Daniel Bliss, is understood to bo the college referred to. The 1 urk ish authorities' have been notified of the outraizo and thev have promised to re cover the property of the teachers and to punish the brigands. HOTELS AND EXEMPTION SHORT ARREST RECORD. Only Barre Police Have Gathered in Three People in April. Thus far fewer arrests have been made in April than for a similiar period at any given time in the history of the or ganized police, department. I'p to date there hav been three arrests and if the tptal for the month is pushed up above the present low-water mark of. eight, the police must at least make live ar rests in the next 12 days. During the month of March there were fewer than 15 arrests, but the dearth of business at headquarters in that period followed closely on a month when the number of arrests was tho "largest in years. In February there wera 40 arrests, but in numerous instance respondents were taken in custody in connection with the so-called gambling crusade. Actual prosecutions resulted in only a few cases, the majority being Held open. All ar rests this month have been caused by Mr. Barleycorn. CANNOT OPEN NAVIGATION Because Ice Still Holds Firm in Lake Champlain. Burlington, April 18. Navigation on Lake Champlain will not be started on Monday morning, as had been planned, the ice fn the lake still being in a very strong condition. The appearance of the ice for the past few days has led many .people to believe that with the exception -'jf anchor ice, the "lake was clear. The lake is now a dark color, but there has not been enough warm weath er to honeycomb it to any extent, and in the vicinity of the cracks and around the breakwater the wind has caused the ice to nib. This has ground up a large amount, which is very white and gives the appearance of anchor ice at a distance. GOVERNOR'S DAUGHTER DIVORCED. Mrs. Mary Fletcher Charlton Won on a Cross-Complaint. Indianapolis, Ind., April 18. Mrs. Marv Fletcher Charlton, daughter of Al len M. Fletcher, governor of Vermont, has been granted a divorce from Dr. Frederick R. Charlton by Judge Rcuis- ter of the circuit court. Governor Fletcher accompanied his daughter from bis home in Cavendish, Vt., and testified in her behalf. Mrs. Charlton was granted a divorce on her cross-compiainc. i lie original proceedings, filed by Dr. Charlton last December, 'charged cruel treatment on the part of Mrs. Charlton. A cross complaint was filed later by Mrs. Charlton. Constitute Main Topic of piscussion in Barre. ' The hotel fever is rapidly , becoming infectious. Wherever men rather on the streets to talk ahout the issues of tho day, the Bubjeet of Barre' proposed ne whostelry invariably bobs up and dis places such topics as the war crisis in Mexico, tho repeal of the canal tolls and the weather. The presence of several prominent architect in the city and the exhibition of tentative plans for the structure lend color to the newly incor porated company's announcement that it is dead in earnest.. No one doubt that the men behind the movement will hold up the heavy end of the project if their request for exemption at the polls next i - ' i t . I I.. 4 rrmay in muiauiy i,-v,-it-u. Among the men to whom the question is directly submitted, the rank and tile of wnrkinsmen. business and profes sional men, there Is a feeling that the opportunity shall not be allowed to slip by. Sentiment in favor of the exemp tion icauire oi ine prujeev m .ttjhwmiuk daily and by tne arrival of the day act for city meeting it looks as though the hotel boomers will present a solid front at the polling place. As one man puts it, "Now we have the chance we have been seeking, let us see that the citi zen of Barre in general leave no stone unturned to make the hotel a reality." It may be mentioned in passing that th. man who made this statement is not an incorporator of the Barre Hotel Co. But for some years he has been ready to lend his strong moral support to any movement that would bring better hotel accommodations to Barre. Another puts the matter in a new light. Ho says: "If we turn down the exemption proposal, the city will collect taxes only on a vacant lot for the next five years, for I am convinced that the projectors mean exactly what they say when they declare that the realization of the lutel plans hinge wholly upon the exemption plank. "Again, if the city votes to exempt the structure for a period of five years, in the sixth year the property . will be come taxable realty and the revenue proceeding from the building will mflre than recompense the city for five years of taxation on a vacant lot. On a dollars-and-cents basis, the voters can well afford to grant this one request." hen interviewed to-day, one of the incorporators said that the company has announced its stand and will not equivo cate. Acting on the theory that the people at large in Barre are anxious for new hostelry, the steps already re viewed in the last few days were taken. The members of the company feel that they have gone as far as they can in the movement and are now ready to submit the rest to the voters. This is taken to be the sentiment of every man who has subscribed for stock, and so it is absolutely certain that the terms they have offered will not be subjected to a reconsideration. WANT SPECIFICATIONS. In Bill for Wiring Howland Block in Barre. In Washington county court yesterday afternoon there was a hearing on the case of Howland Bros, and Cave vs. ' , Barre Savings Bank & Trust compi"" and Green Mountain Electric company over the bill for wiring the Howland building in Barre for electric lights. The cost of the wiring was $3,00(1, part of which amount has been paid, and the orators ask that the Green Mountain Electric company lie ordered to set forth the claims to the amount of $1,493.50 and that, the , orators be discharged with proper costs. A divorce has been granted Mary H. Lundy from Hodges Lundy, and the cross-bill has been discontinued. The custody of the minor child has been de creed to the libellee with the stipulation that the child shall not be taken out of the jurisdiction of the court without per mission of the court or of a superior court judge, while, Mrs, Lundy is to have the privilege of seeing the child at any and all reasonable times. .. The case of Cynthia J. Spencer vs. Ira D. Spencer, an action in contempt of court by the appellee in neglecting to pay alimony in accordance with the or der of the court, was heard yesterday and was then taken under consideration. It was the contention of the defending attorney that Mr, Spencer was not able to pay the alimony, as his pension check has to go for his own living expenses. The other side contended thut he has other property and is not entirely de pendent on bis pension money. The court 'announced that hearings must lie had in the following cases next term or petitions will lie dismissed: Bet sey D. Dudley vs. O. P. Dudley: Carrie I. Crowley vs. P. M. Crowley; Flora B. Bancroft vs. C. DcF. Bancroft; Louis Perry vs. Margaret Perry; Jennie K. Pike vs. Martin L. Pike. The following eases were dismissed: Ruth S. Mclvcefe vs. Harry E: McKeefe; Genuhi Panera vs. Carlo Pancra; Mary lane Chirk vs. Alex Clark. , Many cases have been discontinued, as follows: Rydale Remedy company vs. C. II. Keiidrick & company; George C. May vs. C. F. and G. W. Eddy; AV.. F. Miiiard vs. F. C. Luce; .1. M. Huse vs. city of Montpelier (appeal dismissed); James P. Smith vs. Central Vermont: Odelle Gilbert vs. I). Puercllo; W, E. and E. C. Maxham vs. Arthur Maxham; Nel lie M. Gill vs. E. O. Stone and others nd E. O. Stone vs. Nellie (Jill; K. C. Gitehell vb. M. M. Coiry; Albert Johon nett vs. J. M. Atkins and trustees; Stur tevant. Merrick company vs. Odette .Gil bert, judgment per stipulation on file on payment of judgment fee. In re estate of Marv A. Spaiilduig, S. K. Wing, executive apt. dismissal case on the docket 18 years: W. H. Buchan an vs. Annie Rivers; William Murray vs. II. M. Farnham; Wesler G. McAllis ter vs. James and Arthur MeCullough ; Barre Granite company vs. George Walk er; Consolidated Lighting company v. C. R. Scott & company; Barre Savings bank vs. C. R. Scott A company; Harry Mcintosh vs. Nellie George; G. Lihersont vs. A. Anderson-& company; Plainlleld vs. Marshlieldj - Laura M. Getcliell vs. Dora Stone; D. K. Lillie vs. W. E. Jack son; Blanclmrd vs. Realty company and Keefe; Cavanaugb brothers vs. Blake. - It is expected that the court will take the Turley case under consideration next Wednesday to determine whether a date for a re-trial shall lie set and also to determine whether the respondent, can be admitted to bail, it being a capital case. The jury lias been recalled for next Tuesday afternoon to permit of the trial of the case of Pixlcy vs. Consolidated Lighting company, a flowage case. GRACES 'A NUMEROUS 3,000 Boston & Maine Engi neers and Firemen Have Threatened to Strike CONFERENCES COME TO NO AGREEMENT Vote May Be Taken by the Union During Next Three Weeks BOston, April IS. The 3,000 engineers and firemen employed by the Boston and Maine railroad will vote to strike within the next three weeks if a satis factory settlement of their grievances is not reached, it was stated at union headquarters. The men claim that the company has been discharging large numbers of employes, has been holding up back pay of firemen and enginemcn and has broken the schedules of hours and runs that constitutes a day's work under an existing agreement. General committees of .the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers and the Brotherhood of Locomotive firemen and enginemen have been in session for a week and have had many conferences with General Superintendent, Titer of the road. Another conference, was planned for to-day. B. & M. SUED FOR $300,000. Note Holder Objects to Being Kept Waiting for His Pay. Boston. 'April 18. A suit airainst the Boston & Maine railroad company for $300,000 was entered to-day by Robert I. Curia n of Wcstlield, New" Jersey, who holds l i0,(io of the company's notes. The real estate of the corporation was attached by the plaintiff. The suit is one of several instituted by holders of the not issue which matured on Feb ruary 3, when mofct of the note holders agreed to an extension of time. GAVE RECEPTION TO MUSICIANS. BORN IN T0PSHAM IN 1830. LEAVES SISTER IN BARRE. MADAM DERBY'S BIRTHDAY. Old Huerta's suggestion for 200th Anuiversary of Founder of Derby Academy at Hingham. Hingham, Mass., April 18. The 200th anniversary of the birth of Madam Sa rah Derby, founder of the old Derby academy nere, was ccieorated to-day. The exercises took the form of an old- fashioned Derby lecture day and the participants included manv old pupils. some of whom attended the academy in 184(5. An address by John D. Long, for mer governor and former secretary of Mrs. James Pianfetti Died in Italy in Her 73rd Year. Winooski. April 18. B. ,T. Pianfetti received word yesterday of the death of his mother, Mrs. James Pianfetti, at her home in Locana, Italy, on March 24. The letter containing the news was from his father. Mrs. Pianfetti was in her 73rd year, fiesides her husband, she leaves three brothers; John of this place, one at home and one at Globe, Arizona; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Banpi of Barre, and one in Taluka, 111. John left home about 16 years ago, going to Barre. He come here about 11 years ago and has since conducted a candy and cigar store and lunch room. He has never returned to his home since coming to the United States. Mrs. Lucy A. W. Miles Foster Died in Barre This Morning. Mrs. Lucy A. W. Miles Foster passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Thorn, 171 North Seminary street, this morning at 6:20 o'clock. In spite of her advanced years, Mrs. Foster had been in fairly robust health. A little over a month ago she observed her S4th birthday and seemed at that time to be unusually vigorous and mentally keen for one of her age. Tuesday of this week she was stricken with erysipelas and failed rapidly once the fever ob tained a firm hold on her system, lo- ward the end it became apparent that her chances for recovery were slim. Mrs. Foster leaves three daughters, Mrs. Merrill Eastman of Barre, Mrs. Fanny Gold, .also of Barre, and Mrs. Peter Thorn, with whom she had long made her home. A fourth daughter, Mrs. Julia Eastman, died 30 years ago. Surviving also is one sister. Mrs. Electa Hodge, of Corinth, and the deceased leaves two granddaughters, Lucy May Town and Mrs. John Stevens of Sharon, as well as a grandson, Harry P. Page, of Springfield. Mass. Lucy Ann Ward Miles was born in Tppsham March 2, 1830, one of five chil dren born to Daniel Miles and Dardama Miles, early settlers in that locality. . In her native town flie remained until her marriage at Waits River more than 00 years ago to Henry M. Foster. The cou ple went to Boston immediately after Messrs. Landi and Basini of New York Guests of Italian Pleasure Club. About 75 people gathered in the club rooms of the Italian Pleasure club last evening to attend the reception tendered by the members of the club in honor of Professor Landi and Professor Basini of New Vork, the two prominent musi cians who are making an extended visit in Barre. The rooms were attractively decorated for the occasion and no stons was left unturned by the committee of arrangements to make the affair a huga success. The reception was prefaced by a mu sical entertainment of especial merit. The renditions by Professor Landi, vio linist, and Professor Basini. pianist, were accorded the hearty approbation of their hearers. The program was opened with a baritone solo, "Come Back To Us.' by E. Prestini. Other contributions to the entertainment were the following: Tenor solo "Ave Maria,'' Peter Merlo; selections from 11 Trovatore and Cava lerria Rusticana. Professors Landi and Basini; trombone solo, June Waltz," George Troupe, jr.: clarionet solo. "This Is the Life," A. Kasol. The program was concluded with several selections by , the well-known Pleasure club quartet, composed of George Troupe, Duncan Mc Millan. J eter -Merlo. and L. right. At the close of the entertainment a buffet lunch was served and the remain der of the evening was passed in a so cial manner. Jjiter in the evening Al bert Milne, prominently identified with the Montpelier Military band, rendered several alto solos. The success of the affair can be attributed in no small measure to the untiring efforts of Joseph Merlo and Daniel Keefe, who acted as the committee of arrangements. TIME EXPIRES MONDAY NIGHT. For Filing 1914 Inventories in Barre Two-Thirds Now In. The time limit for filing inventories of personal property expires on Monday night. At the assessors' headquarters this forenoon it was stated that nearly two-thirds of the inventories had been Hied and many had come in within the hist few days. A large proportion of those remaining are poll inventories. After-April 20, the inventories now rest ing with the assessors will lie arranged in alphabetical order, while the out their niarriaee. and remained there sev- j standing lit will be made up by the eral years. Afterwards they moved to South Rovalton and yet later to South PROBATE COURT ACTIONS. Senator Dilfingham Settles Accounts in Julia C. Dillingham Estate. In Washington county probate court to-day William P. Dillingham settled the account as administrator of the estate of Julia C. Dillingham, his mother. Charles (. Baldwin was appointed ad ministrator of the estate of Julia S. El lis, late of Northfiehl. and E. A. Boyce was appointed administrator of the es tate of Betsey Boyce, late nf Watcrbury. HEAVY LOSS BY FIRE. simultaneous Boston with a full line of millinery. On Wednesday, be said he made up the navy, was on the program. And Suffragettes Are Held Responsible at Belfast, Ireland. Belfast. Ireland, April 18. The Bel fast corporation's tea roonis in Bellevue cardens were destroyed to-dav bv tire. with a heavy loss, lhc police believe f.ttorncy Barre.-where thev continued their resi dence over, a long span of years; A quarter of a century ago they moved to Barre, where Mr. Foster's death occurred in 1804. Mrs. Foster came from sturdy New England stock and held to .the best traditions of her training to the last. Hie possessed all of the best qualities of mind and heart and in her last illnees, continual suffering did not serve to break down her patience or fortitude. In her religious preference, she was a long-time member of the Methodist church. Funeral services will be held from the house at 171 North Seminary street on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. E. F. Newell, pastor .-of the Hedding Methodist church, will lie the ofliciatiiig clergyman and the interment will be in the family lot at Hope cemetery. The family requests that floral offerings be omitted. LEAVE FOR PENITENTIARY. the suffragettes are responsible. 1 Fred C. Slack to Be Taken to Atlanta ' for Term of 15 Months. Burlington, April 18. United States Marshal Arthur P. Carpenter will start to-night for Atlanta, Ga.. with Fred C. Slack, who was sentenced to sjend fif teen months in the federal penitentiary at that place, for attempting to get money by means of black hand letters. John Scntcr of Montpelier.' Mr. Slack's was in this city yesterday in assessors themselves. .May an ab stract of the inventories will be filed with the city clerk, in whose office it will be exhibited for five days. At the conclusion of that period, the assessors will proceed to compile the grand list. This work is expected to occupy most of the time up to June 2.). Late in June the quadrennial appraisal will be start ed. Headquarters at city hall was he sieeed to-day by people filing their lists ' and the rush all day Monday is expected to be quite as great. c CARROLL THORNTON. Barre Man and Montpelier Woman Are Married. William E. Carroll, son of Mrs. Eliz abeth Carroll of Cliff street, and Miss Bertha Thornton of Montpelier. were united in marriage on Wednesday even- ing at the parsonage of the Methodist church at Montpelier. Rev. William. Sliaw, pastor of the church,' officiated at the marriage. Miss Josephine Thorn ton, a sister of the bride, acted as brides maid. The newly married couple have a wide circle of acquaintances in Barre and Montpelier. Tile groom is connect ed with the Carroll & McN'ulty Granite company in this city. Weather Forecast. that connection. Unsettled to-night and Sundav. pnuV ably rain except generally fair in Maine; warmer to-night in New Hampshire and Vermont; moderate south winds.