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THE BARRE DAILY TIMES
VOL. XIX NO. 241. UAHHK, VE1UM0NU MONDAY,. DECEMBER 27, ' 1915. MUCK, ONE CENT. GREAT DAMAGE DONE BY STORM In INCENDIARY IS SUSPECTED. ' Seven Hit Yesterday Than New York Fire at St. Albans WD ere Horses Were Burned. St. Albans, Dec. 27. The large horse and cow burn belonging to William Pel key of the Newton road was destroyed Naturdav morninc- between two and three o'clock in a fire which Mr. 1'elkey TMour Fno-lsmri Wfl? Worse think w f incendiary origin. Seven New Hiiigiana was vvur&e horg(.s about four tomof hay Rnd 3m) bushels of train were burned. also a I tool shed and pig pen which were so near the barn that it was impossible to save I them. . Mr. Pelkey's family first knew of the fire through a telephone mcsxage Hr a XTr T-VT! A rpua 'rom Jhn Sanders,' who lives nearby nnI JMAJN I LX!iAlll0 ; ' -vho had discovered the fire. The hay TvTTtti rn- APPT'n'P'MTQ wa All in flames and it was impossible DUb 1U ALbUJHiiN lo for anyone j,, enter t)e ba.n long enough to save much of the contents. Mr. lei kcy and his Son, Frank Pelkey, did teaminsr and had excellent equipment Wires and Trees Torn Down, for the work, ah the horses were oiu ncu. .ur. I eiKey nau. one row jur i the use of the family and that was saved; also a pig, one buggy, and a cut ter. Beside the stock, etc., Mr. Pelkey lost one new single buggy, three sets of double harnesses, forks, shovels and other tools. . . The place on the Newton road was Houses Unroofed, Ship ping Driven Ashore YULETIDE IN MANY PHASES Barre Celebration of Christ 'mas Held Interest for Great Crowds CHURCHES FOREMOST IN THE OBSERVANCE Vew York. Dec. 27. Northern and pastern New York and New England are purchased by Mr. Pelkey only a few year ago mm Ri tutib nine, lit? put UU slowly recovering from yesterday's storm. The gale tore down wires and trees, un roofed houses and drove shipping ashore. There is widespread damage and many deaths from accidents? New England Buffered worse than New York., New York, Dee. 27. One of the most peculiar storms the East has seen in many years ram, hail ana snow accom new buildings. The loss is estimated at $2,- 000, at least, and this was partially cov ered by insurance. Excellent Exercises Were Held and Loads of Gifts Distributed SERIOUS LOSS AT ST. JOHNSBURY. Falrbanki Boardinghouse Was Gutted by . . Fire. ' St. Johnsburv. Dec. 27. A fire which panied by thunder and lightning and a I practically gutted three of the four floors gale that reached a maximum velocity of of the Fairbanks inn yesterday after 1)0 miles an hour descended from the noon made 60 men, employes of the Fair- iiorthwest early yesterday as the after-1 banks Scale company, homeless for a math of a Christmas fog. It indirectly time. Practically all of the contents of caused seven deaths in this vicinity, car- the building were destroyed. The loss, Tied down telegraph wires, damaged ship- partially covered by insurance, is esti- ping, crippled railroad traffic and caused mated at between $7,000 and $10,000. considerable property damage. " The flames were discovered about 3:30 A flagman at Tottenville, Staten is- o'clock on the fourth floor near the roof land, was blown in front of a train and and are thought to have originated near killed instantly. A bicyclist riding in a a chimney. The third and fourth floors heavy rain yesterday morning ran into were almost entirely destroyed, and the an automobile at Mineola and was fatal- loss to the entire building by water will ly injured. His wife, who was riding be heavy. with him, also suffered injuries from The furnishings were owned jointly by which she may die. An aged man fell on the Fairbanks company and the manager an lev pavement in Newark and died of a of the inn, Joseph Brigham. The struc- fractured skull on his way to a hospital, ture, which was a wooden affair, was built a number ot years ago, but lour years ago it was remodeled as a board- I ing place for employes of the scale fac tory. It was owned by the company. PARIS FLOOD THREATENED. Seine River Has Risen 10 Feet and Rain .Is Still Falling. Paris, Dec. 27. The river Seine has risen 10 feet, and it is expected that the j Chodikee Lake Hotel and Raymond Rior 6o NARROWLY ESCAPE FLAMES. rains will continue. MOB WAS FOILED. dan School Bum Flat. Highland, N. Y Dec. 27. One hundred guests of the Chodikee Lake hotel and HO students of the .Raymond Biordan school were barely able to escape early last night, when the hotel and echool build Muskogee, Ok la., Dec. 27. Until a late lings at Chodikee lake, seven miles north Tried to Take Two Negroes from Jail at Muskogee, Okla. hour last night, a mob of white men, va riously estimated at from 100 to 50Q, surrounded the Muskogee county jail here, apparently preparing for a renewal of their efforts to lynch two negroes ac cused of killing a policeman. Early in the evening, two attempts of the mob to of this village, were destroyed by fire. MANT EXPOSED TO DIPHTHERIA. Child Diet Eight Days After Attending St. Albana Party. St. Albans, Dec. 27. Dorothy Lambert, break into the ja.l were repuUed by state Lpn (,ar.od daUKht,r of Mad Mrfc guardsmen. On the first attempt, the attackers broke down the front doors of the jail with a steel rail used at bat tering ram. . Members of Company F, Oklahoma national guard, were forced to charged with fixed bayonets before the nob would disperse. Fred Lambert of St. Albans Town, died yesterday morning of diphtheria after three days' illnesa. The child on Dec. 17 attended a (liriNtmas party, in which the pupils of two district schools united. It is thought that many persons, especially children, have been exposed, and strict Mathia Foreman, are charged with h.v- itmM th, rt yuar,ntine m ,K. Ing .hotand killed Patrolman Sam NeaI im )M), . , wfco t " " . ; " V r '" been exposed. A brother of the child d id . -j i t i "J ." I last June of the same disease. v.uiiij uiucn kbiu iav mgui one (ii me negroes confessed. DUTIES ARE SHIFTED. TURKISH ASSAULTS WERE REPULSED Attacked British at Kut El Anara and Were Repulsed, According to Official Report at Delhi, Delhi, Dec. 27. Vigorous Turkish as saults against the British at Kut Kl An tra were repulsed Saturday with heary om, according to official rejKrt. KING PETER FLEES. Takes Away from Balk a as by Italiaa Craiaer. Brindisi, Dec. 27. King Peter of Serbia ias arrived here on an Italiaa cruiser. QUIT PARTY IN HUFF. President of Lao Mfg. Co. to be Admin istrative Officer. At a meeting of the stockholders of the Lane Manufacturing company of Montne lier on Dec. 24, the by laws were amend ed o that administrative duties were placed on the president of the company instead of on the vice-president, as lias been tlie custom in the past. At a subsequent meeting of the direc ts these dicers were elected: Presi- dent, Marshall I.. Wood; vice president and secretary, William X. Theriault; sec ond vice-president, Albert D. Ijinej as sistant to the president, lieorge 1). Pit kin; aaitant to the nereUry, K. R. I'laicted; aiptant to the tresnurer, Henry T. Frenwrj manacera of parts and traffic department, eorge F. Saas eyj msnafrer of nurtor ear department. U A. Perkins; works manager, James Canning; cots accountant, f. K. Hast ings; snTin1en lent of iroa work de partment. Jolia 1. Anderson; siiixrin tendeiit of metal mks department, K. Mme; superintendent fnundrj and patter vaults, r. II. IWr-n; Urrin In" her most capricious mood, nature contributed about everything in her kit to the Christmas and week-end weather. Saturday's April atmosphere was fol lowed by one of the biggest storms of the winter to date and yesterday Barre and the hinterlands were locked in the era brace of real winter, although the tem perature continued moderate, a high wind prevailing witlial. I'npropitious weather on Christmas day no doubt interfered measureably with the plans which some people had made for the holiday, but it would take more than drab weather to extinguish the joy that comes at Yule- tide. Here in Barre the bustle of Christmas preparations naturally reached its zenith Friday night. There were many shop pers in the city. The community Christ mas tree in City park, which was dedi cated to the dissemination of Christmas spirit Thursday evening, was brilliantly illuminated and continued to radiate its shining atmosphere of good cheer through the week end. On Currier park, residents subscribed to a very commendable Christ mas custom by illuminating their homes from basement to attic. Those of the church societies that did not postpone their Chrintmas exercises until Saturday or to-day, had Christmas trees on the eve of the holiday. St. Andrew's and the Bonaccord clubs were happy in their an nual reunions and there were several Christmas parties about town. Tho observance Saturday differed but little from the Christmas days of pre vious years. Business was at a stand still in the mercantile section. Opera tions were suspended in the granite man ufacturing belt Friday afternoon for the remainder of the year. Many people left the city for week-end visits and bv the same sign there were a good many visit ors In town. At Hotel Barre nearly 150 people dined at noon. There was a spe- lal musical program for a ( hnst mas feature. St. AMeniar commandery had brief exercises in Masonic hall at Mirh noon and there were numerous family reunions. In the afternoon ana evening moving picture houses were heavilv pat ronized and there were sizeable audiences witnessing the New York Ojn-ra company in "Faust" at the Barre opera bouie. Appropriate Yuletide decorations lent much to the setting for the midnight celebration of mass at St. Monica's hurch. There was a large congregation and special music added to the usual services, which were in charge of the pastor, Rev. Fr. P. M. Mi Kenna. Masses were celebrated thristmas morning at 9 and II o'clock. At the Church of the Good Shepherd the rector. Rev. W, ,1. M, Beattie officiated at a celebration of the holy communion Christmas morning at 10 o'clock. Pastors in all of the city churches spoke on Christmas topics at the Sunday services. At Presbyterian Church. Cliristmas and Santa (la us made their annual visit to the children of the Pres byterian church and Sunday school Frl- dav evening and. to celebrate the occa sion, parents and friends filled the audi torium of the church to listen to the exercises of I lie little ones; Jmh-ed, eerj thing tended to ninke a happy Yule- A Urge ( hriKtmas tree at one side , V.-.p- V ;,yir 'x A ' 1 M skw .'. X S3 WAS A LEADER STATE LIFE JOSEPH A. DeEOER. GIFT OF $50,000 TO RUTLAND YOUTH Ex-Go v. Mead Donates Largo Building Which Will Be Turned Into Home for Community Life, Together with a Gym nasium. Rutland, Dec. 27. Rev. A. H. Brad ford; pastor of the First Congregational hurch of Kutlanil, announced at Sun day morning's service the gift by ex overnor John A. Mead Of this city of the L. H. Mclntire property at the south east corner of Center and Court streets to be used by the young people of Rut land as a community icenter with club rooms, gynasium, tennis courts, etc., and to be administered by the trustees and used as headquarters for various social and recreative activitiea tinder the gen eral supervision of the Congregational church. Governor Mead has had in mind for two years the gift of a parish house to the church and the idea gradually de veloped into a more extensive plan. It is planned to dedicate the property to the young people of Rutland and regard less of creed or church connection to make it of the widest scope. J he place, which is located only a few rods from the Congregational church, consists of a large three-story brick house, a large brick barn and half an acre of land. The remodelling of the house and barn, tha equipment of a gymnasium, .the lay ing out of tennis courts, the establish ment of social rooms with games and amusement, the location of committee rooms, dining Titntn; -kTic1ien and an au ditorium are among the things planned for the project, the entire exense to bo borne by Governor Mead. The property will lie deeded to the trustees of the Congregational church and it is esti mated tiiat the gift when the buildings are remodeled and equipped and the grounds In id out will have cost Governor Mead $.VI.ihni. Although the church will be the re sponsible organization behind the plan for this community center, it is de' signed to place it under the direct man sgemcnt of a non-sectarian board with liberal powers. Joseph A. DeBoer, President of National Life Insur ance, Co., Dead FUNERAL TO BE HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON He Had Been 111 for a Year with Cancer of the Throat TALK OF THE TOWN Mrs. Ines Boiaaevaia Sayi Peace Expedi tion is Doomed to Failure. SWkholm, via London, ! 27. Mm. teniiit of fattem making depsrtment, Ines Milholland Iloisaevain of New A. Aietamb-r; superintendent of ship wbe withdrew from the lnr4 I'eae i- ring, A. I'tike. peditksa Saturday, presented a public ravting of the drb-fatea yesterday a lmg statement of her reawms ffr doing a and for believing the project vat ),f.m-4 to failure. "The undemocratic nwthm rmpld ly the managers of the eipeditw ; refnignarit to my- Ttn-i le." she said. ' "Instead of all t tie snemhs-r fxrnmist ing plans the work lias )- rl w a few spM-ial'y sU.-ted person. IMks 4 !. r-t w mkIi,,LmI .m IU IkM, II t I took rt f gratitesl ttt t he varie or.n,-i-m t hidy f d'rt'-s .njl 1 hr lammrred itto sffer-tue )a w hr sjrin eH and mtistm 'titc ' ttit.iif throughout tlsf swyaf." A. If. IinJ of IVie4 street )as gn tn l'-t-rorg, a, Ut a isit f aev ersl e-k. Mm Florence laif'sfpe of Prosper str"H ntursM f-isv from Pin !mtr1". ulut ' sseJ 1rinias it h r !a t. Mrs. If. U'- f wt streH I as r"e t It.r'irt-m. twt- she ipe-ts to I'rtti t it an !-rstM. at t Mart FV-t -W htal.' Mr. and Mrs. . II. f t.. wl lists hs rwntinir MilMM rn t'mrrm fir the pt ts sV. retrrH ti mora -,tg i tW-tf b'ne in Wilhim. Vsm M .ss T. a W f .t k la, mvl Was Drre CWrl!r Ilmrl ' fflr . frm Its . 4 ,ti, t f rn. f ( t h a a'-w. H.. .'?. f w-r IT. tf a srsa of i r o- 1i a 'mt t .f l-y tunt. t-J,f ,(,jt j,, htum. j Hrr. K ed t r ti U tm was W-k'H4''r it mr4 -to-(iT. I leTr ( n tn .w -k. rr! t iw tie ts Wme f r i-t twf ,4 ran f. rt1t ?'Ur t t t mtfc tide. of the platform was dekcd with the usual decorat ions in keeping with the oc casion. At the rear of the platform waa the fin-place, where dear old Santa took the chills from his busy fingers Is? fore distributing his lsrye pk. The anngs and recitations of the children, were a decided suwss and from rvcrvliodv came words of praise for the Indus w ixi bad in charge the training of them. Mrs. Datid Stuart and Mrs. John Walker. I lie exerrises over, I It V tlelK James Maikay stepped to the plat form and in words of prai for the work the pastor is doing among his people and the esteem in which be is held by the hurch pte a well a friend, be presented Rev. and Mrs. I dgar t roslnd a purse of roll. "not for its intrinsic value, fof that was small, but fr the spirit wh'nh promt ed it i ti l for revomjwnse for te work l ren-iennp. for it was far too ioa.le- qiiate. Mr. t rossisnj in rttmg words r.ln(h-d for l4h himsIf and wife. T tinkle of lulls afinotire-ed t'e ar 5 rtsl of the long bmked for and j shmtly lie apiared. wearu.( his img j wlite lard. frr t and f k on lis ha, k. He distributed g its it te I ttW dsn and reads J,is rut MRS. IDA JACKSON. Barre Woman Paased Away After a Long Illness. Mrs. Ida (Merrill) Jackson, wife of tha late Merrill K. Jackson, iwssed away the home of her daughter. Mrs. Charles Cadger of Hill's crossing. ofT North Main strict, last night at li:.V!i o'clock, the end following a long illness. .lie is sur vived by thiee daughters. Mrs. ltadger Mrs. Peter llamel and Miss (ioldie .lack son. all of this ritv, and one son, Arthur .Isrkson of Kavmotid Cal. There are alo left two sisters. Mrs. Ktta ltrakett of Manchester. N. and Mrs. oretta I'.reno of Middlesex. 'I he deceased was born in Orange April 13, si. the daughter of Joseph Merrill and l.ltnira (Cuttai Merrill. Her mar riage to Mr. Jaikson took place n. ranga in 11. His death occurred in Barre In Aiifc-ust, l;U.t. Mr. Jackson was an ad herent of the Conger (rstional church and belonged Ut the Independent Order of I'orosters. Funeral service will lie held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kajger Tuesday afternoon at 2 Yb-k. Kev. J. V. liar- mtt, pastor of the lUrre Congrerstinnal cbureh. offii-iating. Iiiterment will be in the family bH in Ho eenwtery. It is requested that flowers Is? omitte.1. rUXEBAL Or A. C. D0WKI3IG. Mssy rrieads ef the Deceased 4rem At joictng Tew as were Present. Funeral sen ice for Almns C. Ikuwn ing. who psssed away Untrsdav. after a hftg illness, were bell la the iledding Vet ilit tiiirrh Sun.Uy sft--rrn at t I k. tte rt. I. F- F. Newell. ; of'i at iTg. A nuttitwT f pr'i le from U sst iiti-t". 1le and llardask at-tent-d t'rf" sertv-es an tbT we- s. Tlie funeral of Joseph A. DeBoer, pres ident of the National Life Insurance com pany, who passed away at his home in Montpelier on Christmas morning, will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from Christ Episcopal church, Montpelier, with Bishop A. C. A. Hall of Burlington officiating, assisted by the rector of Christ church, Dr. II. A. Flint. Coadjutor Bish op G. Y. Bliss mav also assist in the services. The death of Mr. DeBoer followed a year s illness with cancer ot tue ttiroat. He had submitted to three operations at a hospital in Brookline, Mass., the first two coming in quick succession last March and the third following a few weeks later. He went to the hospital shortly after the municipal election last March when he placed James M. Bout well in nomination for mayor of Mont pelier. His last public address prior to that was delivered before the Vermont legislature, when he made a strong ap peal against the educational bill then pending. Ever since the first knowledge of th presence of the disease, the large number of friends of Mr. DeBoer feared for the worst. Since the third operation his con dition had been failing gradually, and two weeks ago he sustained a sinking spell and his life was despaired of. He rallied somewhat after that, but in all the daya intervening his condition was critical. The end came at 5 o'clock Sat urday morning. The death has caused general mourning through the state, as Mr. DeBoer was held in very high esteem as a citiien and as a man. Sketch of Mr. DeBoer. ' Joseph 'Arend DeBoer was of Dutch descent, having been born in Warfum, province of (roumgen, Holland, being the son of John Arend and Anjti l'citer (Kuipcr) IeUoer. .His earlv life was spent in Holland, and in Warfum he be gan an elementary education of the sort which was mapped out for the boys and girls of the Dutch community. But when Joseph waa still a mere child his father died and his mother emigrated to the I nited States and located in the city of Albany, NT. V. There Joseph continued his education; and during hi boyhood days lie began schooling himself in Amer ican ways of finance by selling news papers on the streets of Albany. In due course the young man entered Albany high school and was graduated in the vear 1SHO. The fall of the same year he rrossed Vermont into Hanover, N. H., and matriculated as a freshman in Dartmouth college. Four years later he received the degree of bachelor of art from that institution, and subsequent! v he was honored with the degree of mas ter of arte (lNS7) and doctor of science (im). Well equipped through bis college course and iMissessinir a irreat deal of natural ability, Mr. le!loer started his career a a school teacher, being chosen master of Holder ness school at Plymouth, N. It., the vear of his graduation from college. After one year'a service with that institution he was called to Ver mont to assume the principalship of the public schools in Montpelier. In that capacity he served four years, resigning n HNU to enter a new field of endeavor. the insurance business. It was with the National Life Insur- am-e comanv, whose headquarters was at Montpelier, that Mr. I Miner east bis nt. becoming actuary in I!'. For more i BANQUETED AT HOTEL BARRE. BIG QUARRY CHANGE MADE Bonaccord Club Found a Pleasant Time Awaiting Them. On tho eve of Christmas, merrymak ing was the particular specialty of tho lionaccord football club and with goou reason, too, for- the holiday season's zenith not only spelled Yuletide cheer SundTrn Interest in E. L. Smith reunion. Hotel Barre was selected as the first gathering place and there at 8 o clock assembled a round 1UO peo ple. A bountiful Christmas banquet waa the offering which Manager Kowen had ready for his guests and for the better part of two hours, the Bonaccords rvrjxr T Tt OHTTTrr tirrT t and their guests, between courses, were JJlJLiU jMYll J. H S lULt - REMAIN ASMA" ?ER & Co. Bought by H. Nelson Jackson and S. H. Jackson H. Nelson Jp''..s Recently Dispose-' Txis Mining Prop in Mexico telling each other that the first station in their yearly Christmas eve assembly would undoubtedly prove to be the best, The service waa altogether excellent, the Bonaccords declared, and the vianda laid before them were done to a fine turn. George Mowatt, the club president, was master of ceremonies and it waa he who presided over an impromptu mu sical program. The presence of football players from the liarre Hill Hovers and the Hangers club prompted the presi dent, in his opening remarks, to refer to the fraternal feeling existing between A half interest In the well known clubs in the old Vermont Soccer league, quarrying corporation, E. L. Smith 4. Co., ins remarks in. mat respect, as in au nas neen purchased by Dr. H. Nelson other respects, were manifestly popu- Jackson of Burlington, together with his lar. Telegrams were read from out-of brother, Attorney S. Hollister Jackson of town Bonaccords, Bros, I'almer of Bed- Barre, the deal being one of the largest sione, Si. it., and cnaries Gangster oiianu mosi important made in the Barre Milford, N. H., expressing regrets over granite belt for some time. It is expect- their inability to attend and wishing all ed that Dr. Jackson will later assume the blessings of the Christmas season, active participation in the management Mrs. Hugh Uallatley contributed mucn or tne corporation s big properties. The to the program by singing, "The Ueau- iransier has already been made. iful Picture in the Gilded Frame, and u. Mnitn & Lo. own one of the best Georize McLeod. whose siiiL'intr of the md largest series of quarries and ouarrv old-home strains needed no introduction, nd on .Millstone hill, lhe corporation sang, "Scotland Forever." Both vocal- holds title to 135 acres of quarry and ists were loudly applauded. quarry land, while it leases the so-called It was 10 o'clock before the banquet uazeiey quarry or im acres. Within the as over and at that hour the club com- j past two yeaxs the corporation bought of mittee again demonstrated its thorough-1 m. Allies, or tlie .Millstone Granite Co., nesa in preparative details by providing I ' cres of quarry and quarry land, and utomobiie transportation for the la- recently it purcnasea tne i iison tarm ot ies. the cars bcinir destined for Clan acres with a view to making the larsr- Gordon hall. There,, it developed, John est nd most accessible dumping ground Cooper, the well known violinist, was lor ie granne siock. jr. is proposed bendinar earnestly to his fiddle and his 40 build a railroad track onto this farm accompanist, Miss Stephens, was wish- 80 tllat grout can be dumped from rail ing earnestly that the dancing would r"u l'.ars. 'ua laciuiating the work: of begin. It began, began with verve and aispoaing or the waste material. . an animation. And it continued until I mis great property is the development Christmas had really arrived. During the ,rom n industry started by hmery L. later part of the evening there was an mith of Barre back in 1HI18. He retired abundance of refreshments and a capa- l" " . seuing ro jonn r.. ble committee saw to it that no one "na J-wiaid Miutn, who were then manu- waa aliirhted. Nothimr like a straw vote 'aolunn granite in a plant on Burn- waa needed to discover that the Bonac- "am meadow. These latter gentlemen cord's reunion plans for 1015 were in- g.iuany auueu valuable quarries to .tantlv noniilar. and the indications are lI""lr original purcnase. in 1!MIM K. U that next year's arrangements will oiler f.'"'1 & Co. waa Incorporated, and upon no deviation from the course pursued Ule d a8e of Jo!ln h- m"h fw years this vear aRO tne corporation purchased the stock a ?,.wm otin u th rh,h w-ss belonging to his estate: and until the greatly appreciated bv the committee, PTeent, transaction the principal etoek and, needless to say, it aided materially h",'er 1,ai n 1)onlll ""th. P'- . . 7 Win f a ml mama ur whnuii Lxnu. .l,... f in the success of the affair. At intervals """"" """'ii' i. ...i.. ..r- rn. Moiti r inK nas in a very larce ueirree ,ii i, mi.. ai.. ,. eontriDuted to the success of the business. Mil... 11 1 ..,1D ..." j'.l. l.U ...It. . u V. 6, . i .i v.'iii'nii,T in mull rJl a iru lor s.tny nil, Other ollicials are Aneus A. Smith, vice- president, and E. O. Kent, clerk and treasurer. The annual meeting of the corporation coines in January. It is stated that Donald" Smith w ill continue to be president and manager of the company and that Dr. Jackson will devote much time to the enterprise. The secretary of the Bonaccords, lhe committee in charge of the doings consisted of George Mowatt, chairman; Alex. Oormack, secretary; VSilliam Kerr, floor manager; George McLean, James Cobban, Alex and James Coutts. TWAS A BUSY TIME. haa a quatter of a century he had been '-ere-led their December sales of IflU by V t with that rompanv. rising bv sheer fore of merit through the various grades of position, serretarv, second VM-e-president. first vi.-e president, to the place a presi- lent. Tina last, and highest, promotion ws gained in liM'Z; and since he as sumed the prcsidenrr the eompanv has rained rapidly in patronage and solidity until it la reeocnised a one of the strongest of the smaller life Insurance eomirtinies of the I nitml State. IMtoer bad d irirr all that time f-e i I, h h is to bol l it annual show in tWe rry devoted t that institution. In-IOiurrh street r'ninssium Tueslav. oeet. It nphuiklmg waa til life work I ednes Is v and l l ur !ar. are saiig'im Barre Merchants are Figuring Up a Good '""" h hd ";i''Tble Prien in I minintr ntMifBtmnsi I . a linn f w s A-ns u Business. . " 1 . '." -7; j-- ..A. .... u ... . , ,-, , bee" nianaging director of a silver mine With the high tide of holiday shop- Kolali fhihushns l,.,;nn ping passed, merclmnts are reviewing w,i(., properties he sold to the English with particular satisfaction a volume of rXI)ioration eomnanv of Indon. Kn. business thst aeems to be quite as grst- nd, a g,ort time before the outbreak of ifying aa any business record ever es- th. VTeftent hostilities in that country, tablished and surely better than the i)r. Ja.-kson's determination to make in- average, weather condition and a long restment in the Barre irrsnite indicate string of shipping days were factors fa- that Vermont capital is becoming more voring the merchsnts and tlie most waa ami more impressed with the promise of made of them. According to a majority Vermont's vsst resources: and his action of reports, business came along more i likely to be the forerunner of similar evenly in a period of 1ft days than in moves bv other people in the state. other years. Which Is another way of Jt i certain that the corporation intu saying that the disposition to crowd ajwhich he and his brother liae bought is week's shopping into two or three days one of the best proioitions in Vermont. was conspicuously absent, although the E. I Smith A Co. has bad an honorable, store swarmed with local and out of as well as long, esreer and has a cood town shopers Thursday and Friday. 1 reputation wherever Barre granite i Along the street there were plenty of known. The corporation rarrie aliout igns pointing to a big holiday bual-1 ;.'(i employe on its book snd its quarry- ness. .Merchants in an lines are almost mg operation eonstitutea one of the most unanimous in pointing to the 1915 important in the Barre granite belt. Christmas season as ne of the biggest in vear. Tendencies were altogether in the direction of practical gifts, and a ST. ANDREW'S CLUB JOLLY. the mi-reliant in most instance en- deavored to eater to the practh-al giver. Held Annual Reunion and It Wav By X the result was a bsppy one for the buyer and the aalespeople. Several merchants who were anticipating only an average Chrisfmaa business were agreeably ur prised when they footed up their ledgers and compared them with last year's to tals. With a week left in which to in crease their totals lor a goouiy number of buaines men have even now several hundreds of dollar, and in es plaining ths satisfactory condition of affair they are a unit in ascribing it to a banner Christmas business. POULTRY SHOW TUESDAY. Directors Have Made Finsl Preparations far A an ail Exhibit 10a. On the eve sf the opening day, jiree- Mr. 'tor of the Vermont Pou'trv assoi-iatton. HORSE IKPALED 05 PlfE. I'trtT l-liM H ftS1 lTi-J " ',"r, '!. I srer if ft and before rtn V hr.h a te j ""r; "'f I'"". " red ;rta-no,r fpW.rsn-t and peamrt w s I-"'" -f tin !. 'ts lrff of !r ' t a 'I. The forram rs s j W s.!it-tw and A4-W Iw.s M H?-i l.,Hssr Hf tne r.e. -W.iw.me ,!,. Islersewt waa wa-le m the fami- and be ofteiitime had refused ther p sit ems revnuse of In interest in the w.l fre of the Nstn-nsl Life. lie sen we t a topted sta of a sitmally ewwesfnl eahil.it. Vwiie of t t.s f net bmls in ermenl have ben es tered and a rer I'trst of more than T'S , . . . f , . ,, -. -ts l.le r 1 t t In city. Ms emintr and bis : turns made hr See. 0ar-s l!!ier. I -e ,' . . . . .i. , . 1 t . . 1 . . . . . ' 1 t its'i iwtb presi-ir-fii 9f isiruil'-e en:T;TTee i.it in m ihi.t nir MWat.ie ! at M. Alhsi T'n. b-fre o 14 the ! is f.-!i t.jMi an ri p;f ymt, 1 1 ileo th stH iKs laww Tne y p r-m tl4-fy t H' tW Wrl ly It. r-'-s f 'sr ie-d and t ri4 (SkTs the a run si tT"S' ' s-- fnyjry, s-rs-J f tl Sliy .md. 1m. seitw. ss sr.-'-T.. at Hts at I -s -me is W t . n'w4 t t t il 1-t tW Vrn t-d re-t f '"n. 1.1 ra t." l ll"1s..fl ; dtsh-te. Si reri s; r"i t.fn Msrv Vi'oe; s.ffa- t v t Tl-e Uimtit'iil rr-1 'n tn stt; fw-.fst'5, ,fsm-s I ew .me Vr (tti f's. fvr I.'ttl. 11 i't": r I t iilf1 V iAw.al'': rsr--ttii. Ii.s j f raM-lait-l : i'"t'. f v ' ". tsjf tt $ t l' Urn Jw : -r.e I v !.'4. 1 1 iritns l!"": r tt . i " ' ; f(f.tir;.te 's-t..ii Ks4. i.wi W, V.rn Tnre r !;; tw-itsts-i !r J4 at IJ'eMd eej- terr. BCSIAL AT LOWTLL, KAS1 Faneral tf the MotstnT lord of Tiade; (e l,adt-iar gettir.- tW rnniMiusi twtr aeeptsbly served a rhairman of theithe f rt emniret of l.-rds. wIim-'j nwisipwis tm t! state psrmaneitt ! ill aTire tl 1 evrnr. Isinsr t -lrfwd fund and a!c 'f t!ie rmssitKii !iW Illl PsTe s t be 1 he j'ir or stste an! t: te bad he an earnest ; ters for twm'trr s-eeW. Tlie i't 'r-. e"j-e P. ' ' n f F'se rwi. and iwf teef ef f st 1 s arri'ed tn lisrse t dtr t. eo n- htt w rt h t' ir - s' mw t'- iniiiwiitt thst V" s Kss m t.f f"'e a Jtre t tH;rr ee in t s rimr rwn at e-1 Vatl T ' eve.g. pw-l iMrfttsw t! --! It e V-e ss sms ett V"l V-w Alssf V'tt". V bs V-e m iff KT si"". V-s '- ,. t t - Vrs rsrse nn tw Vwt-'M"T r-arm4 t .e-T 1 hi b"Mr nt t wrsit 4 mi'4 .s .!.-t..- tf 1 .- Y--S.rt-s- so..; ytw t.f ks-iss-r sh-.fi. V, r"1'"m. i ntt a-- e"r A tt'-mt f' 1,$ wrt ' It ,.r. fV..', th V;. f" Iss lev ! '.! g si ' l-r s-'.4. -t ti I wr I rail t T-t'.s 1 V-s-M 'ot- w Lisas Vit4r - r-st-srw .im 1 r) Ks " u lis ; V 1 e f!w- thm nrt)tir t fmi ti J ' , I y f i mv V.. wotIkt ts-hslf of r"rm in the tsta- lass f Vermnftt: be rjr-r,14 V-n r"-'-r in tW la b-r lst.-re and e-!-t years prior t thst stiics I was Krs. H. A. Pert Was Hell r r" -i"er tn nMAfter,, rrn r" 'V-,. tz'T f t'e Jwtsf M-n LeftjIJ.-ss .-l.il. . Tl fuwrsl ! '. !'lt A. I "rr f t'" M K ;rv n jw ij-s anj lie wrn) who -sw! awar at Her i....w. f ' ) inrns t Ketnthiiraa stale ea-' t t-t. ?' a' -f'm. s Ml t t j t is l"lf. i w ne tl t ' I w- n . tt--i. t' (' at S e'.lf-V. t. i S srle,if rr esry t-f t'"."if'-t m t ' I Jt s a ' I Ni em- .t. W. I-'" tf t'e ot"-er st sis! 'ard f.-e'i,1 fesn'tat Mr. ! l.- t '"ne', -r5 I f t r I r-l s " - r ''. ' D. lait I. serf -was is swk Wr.r4 as an o-s. nisl s "nr f the irvn'im! "1-sii t I t't" a4 iir. j tt's it !. s state ra ts n-r .'- 1 . f a e - l m 4 t 7 7 e a r.l f mrmtvtr tA t' eiT, wv-f ftler. r'?v Vf-r;p "' t"l-te. 7t if at mr f Istwwtk I'miiii, i rira j Jmx ev.-tvtea ey-d 3'. '!. t mrirr s . !J t tt ! a ! ' e-wrw.- tri t' t-e.l rt V-lts In ee t ' a -' ' ' i t r ' :-. t "t en-t.l. I Ws t Km !..-! . a! ;li.-s H-it - . I.". Vs.. ier - ,T1 aavlm ii ertw-t t at IW isim !"' fit m t H - '- et f- w t 5s (" tmij f s-tfsitio) las-ire; t-r t.:W ,"! (s .wi svswif ls S ' !k 7 n-- r - ' irl-S'- - tarrs4 ew-t t . e tn-tf-s t ra t' I:;r ; 5'. foritif4 oa t'lh pt-e i. - t It tH. "-!; tt tnt t Means a Dull Time. St. Andrew's tub mrni!r. evi-r inisl phdter against stagnation i.i any .uij all forms, assembled at tin it lies l;iinr ter tliristmas eve for their annual re union. Exasperating mn,t i jmh witU the club's pet -topet iter .f otlor Uy .are not needed here, but Fri la v en,n ;' lte would surely suffer Hot a whit if a comparison were t. l-e n.a h-. 7 !ere was a tip showing of ratable and 'ere wpble dinner corps had ebarg- of tie ser.M-e. Ireid-rit F.dward I mwy .a the master of affair tititil the t'me frT after-dinner eterr-ise airnrd. Anpu lalsniald was then m trod mm as te tist master and a flow of song and sMn hmak ifg follow e-L Am.? tliose aim cwitributed s-ne of the 'tirrir,p ps f an elh-r i its llarrv t lsrlt. -lame !.trr, J- ! seph W ill. A5eaii'ler lrssi i. Jsn.es 'll-ipp. Jam.- A n !.i-s. m . Joi n 4i.l.ef m Slid the pittisl tntssstT l"ies )' 7 here was an ii termiitu'e of ' ) ,n whs-b era! of tl sm-K-! lrs t. k - to pourl srtli pr- li" to the rliil.' t-r-t 4 thst -e ifjnui t n is -n a s.oie-1 fisWiisf tn. -t -rt.M t tf 9 ee-e?ti.t tsel.e m.r I m of t' n t et e- ft f 1 fst r"t t tl' 'H--f tt m str4w t A m IR tfig ft'M'tH i ? 1 ""li'' t ,.-. - yf t"t ! f I r! ft r f ff-t" i' p-"t lt't, el V k V t '. f'iH Ifk, ff-k I tfs,!, t ' f -fWaseaj, V-, V--. x tf-? X-m t . i 1m-'m t -f t-saav -) -t jv S I'Wf t.4 c'l ley st r-j i a- ft i? rod w f-sj-'