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rm MES n nn .-i BARUE I? VOL. XXIII NO. 293. NO LEGAL FLAW FOUND IN NEW RAILROAD BILL; PRESIDENT NOW HAS IT The Compromise Measure Passed by Congress This Week Was Immediately Referred by Wilson to the U. S. Department of Justice for a Thorough Scrutiny. NO CONSTITUTIONAL OBJECTION FOUND The Bill Was Then Re turned to the White House and Pres. Wilson Is Expected to Act on . the Measure Either To day or To-morrow. Washington, D. C, Feb. ?7. The compromise railroad bill was returned to the White House to-day by the de partment of justice, to which it was referred Wednesday for an opinion as to its validity. The president was ex pected to act on it to-day or to-morrow. Attorney General Palmer informed rhc president that he saw no constitu tional objection to the measure. U. S. RED CROSS WORKERS TAKEN BY BOLSHEV1KI Were Captured When Krasnoyak, Si beria, Was Captured By Reds. Washington, I).. C, Tel). 27. The first detailed account of the capture of seven American Red Cross workers by the bolsheviki in the taking of Kras noyak, Siberia, was contained in a dis patch received to-day at Ked Cross headquarter here. Captain Edward ( harette of Stockton, Cal., one of the captives, "Wtrs? permitted to cftrrj' the new of the safety of the Americans through the lines to Irkutsk. Those taken besides Charette were Alexander T. Tweedie, Otto Lowe of New York; James R. Medlll. Jaroso, Colo.; Harry .1. Uonnalley, Philadel phia; William H. Ford, Kingston, Okla.. and H. X. Bonzo of Manila. All were reported well except Donnelley, who has a broken leg, and Tweedie, who is slightly ill with typhus. TROLLEY COMPANY ' gives up TO SNOW After Spending $5,100 in Week Try ing to Keep Line in Southern ; New England Dug Out. "Woonsocket. R. I.. Feb. 27. The Mil ford, AttleboTo & Woonsocket Street fJailwav company to day issued orders for all its cars to cease operations and return to ttif car bams, and at the mine time laid off all platform men for an indefinite period. Tins order rauie after a battle of about three necks following a series of snow Korms. to keep the road's various blanches open to traflic at a large out lav of money. It was announced that the company had gone 1he limit in expenditures and that its bill tor la nor alone inis m to date lias been more than $."i,lIO. The co.upany is a subsidiary of the WoiTPt-ter Consolidated and operates between Woonsocket, Milford, Frank lin and Altleboro. Worcester. Mass., Feb. 27. C. V. Wood, president of the Worcester Con rolidnled and Springfield railways.de ihired that the rinsing of the Milford. Attleboro and Woonsocket line will have no effect whatever on the Worces ter and Springfield lines. lie said the line was not a subsidiary of the Worcester Consolidated, but was an entirely separate corporation. Ihiring t lie past three weeks, when the Woonsockct road had been snowed in as fast as it could be dug out, the re ceipts on the entire trackage of 27 miles had fallen a low as 2. PI in i.iie d-'t he said. This situation, lie declared, was more than the ollicials of the company could stand up against. (FRENCH LEFT WOUNDED. But Extricated Their Main Forces Aft er Turkish Attack. London. Feb. 27.- Official dipstchc on the situation at Marash. in the vil yat of Alph.i. Syria, where French troops have lccn hating a severe s!rug. jrle with Turkish f.r-e. announce that the Ireneh succeeded in extricating their contingents after very hard fight ing. The French evidently withdrew hastily, as they were compelled to have llieir wounded, who- will lie cared for by the American Red Cross. A 'mevsaae from the same source confirm the report of massacres of Armenians in the Mra-h district, but does not substantiate the statement from Armenian quarters that the num ber slaughtered was several thousand. Lippitt Summer Home Burned. rtwkrt. V,. I., Feb. 27. The sum iner home of former I'nited State Senator Henry F. Lippitt, in Cumber land, was practically d.-troyed by tire to dar. The home was in "iiarge of a caretaker who liven nearby and who diMxtm) tle blare. The h on house and furnishing was es.fin.aud at GERMAN FORTRESS A DISMANTLED BULK But It Will Take Seven Years More to Complete the Work of De stroying Helgoland. Berlin, Feb. 2fi. Helgoland two years ago Germany's most impregnable barrier against allied sea power is to day a dismantled bulk of no military importance. The black, imperious bulk of the island itself, surmounted by tons of masonry and ingeniously con structed gun emplacements, is all that remains. Germans concerned in the construc tion of the fortress declare another seven years' work will be necessary to complete Helgoland's "demobilization." Work has been in progress for more than a year. All the guns have been dismantled, and the destruction of the harbor works and other fortifications on the island is proceeding. This stronghold' was built at a cost of wore than $175,000,000, but its mighty guns fired but once throughout the war. The British warship Shannon was the target. The island played a negative part in the defense of the German coast, probably because allied experts agree that it would have been impos sible to silence its batteries. Although the Germans considered that the secret of Helgoland had been kept inviolate, it is now revealed that a British naval officer, posing as an American student, saw all the fortifica tions in 1013. TEN ALLEGED "REDS" TAKEN IN CLEVELAND Several Wagonloads of Radical Litera ture Were Taken from Homes of Some of the Men. Cleveland. O., Feb. 27. Raids by fed eral agents and police early to-day marked a renewal of the government's fight to stamp out radicalism and send agitators back to their native lands. Ten alleged radicals were arrested. Several wagonloads 0 radical litera ture was found in the homes of some of the men. SUGGESTS BRYAN LEAVE PARTY Unless He Will Co-operate with Gov. Edwards on Liquor Issue... New York, Feb. 27. Unless' William Jennings Bryan co-operates so that the Democratic party may "squarely pre sent" the prohibition issue "to all the people of the. country," Governor Ed wards of New Jersey last night at a dinner of the Society of Arts and .Sci ences, declared that "it is only fair to suggest" to Mr. Bryan that he "leave the party and take up his proper place in the prohibition party." "If my efforts in this matter result in the adoption by either or both par ties of a definite policy," he added, "I will be contented, and 1 will feel quite certain that in such event the majority of all the people of this nation will compel the restoration of the full por tion of personal liberty and self-determination that we all desire, deserve and demand." Referring to the past-age by the New Jersey House of Assembly of the bill regulating the manufacture and sale of beer for beverage purposes, Governor Kd wards said: "At the present time there is every indication that this hill will be passed by the Senate on next Monday night, in which event 1 will promptly approve Hie same as governor of the state." "Constitutional prohibition results in a curtailment of personal liberty and an infringement upon the right of self determination." said Governor Edwards. 'and for these reasons, I am against it first, Just and all the time." ' WOULD SUPPLANT GERMANY. British Shipping Concern Is After Pas-senger-CarTying Business. London, F'ch. 27. N'ew York dis patches telling of the work of the C1111 ard line in the formation of a great British shipping enterprise designed to ranture Girmanv" former traffic in emigrants and freights between central Kurope and America, are featured in the Daily Mail. Before the war Ger man lines, subsidized by the German and Austrian governments, were en abled to defy competition. The Mail says the CunaTd line is ne gotiating for the purchase of large dock space and sheds at Hamburg for merly owned bv the Hamburg-American line, and will ojien the new service with the liner S.ixonia. which will in clude Hamburg on its nevt eastern trip. THREE PLANES MISSING. Left Chester, England, for Dublin Last Saturday. I.ondon. Thursday, Feb. I5. Three British airplanes which left Chester for Duhiin on Saturday, where they should have arrived within three hours, are missing, according to a report issue at the air ministry. A machine, whieh is presumed in he ope of the three, was seen to fall in the sea off the Silly Island, but rlTorts to resrue the crew were tinsii'TCssful because of a rough sea. LOST MORE THAN A WEEK. French Airmen Landed After Flight Over Sahara Detert rH. Feb. 2rt t Kren h Wireles-l Sen ice 1. Major Vi'iemin. pilot, ant Lieut. ChIu. observer, who were lost f.-ir more thtn a week in their light acr" the Sjhara desert, are repotted bv the Frenea aviation department to-day M have UnJed stiy at Mn tski. a v.iiae ea-t of Tiubtictont, on the Niir rivtr. liARKE, ANGLO-FRENGH REPLY AT HAND Was Sent to the", White House Immediately Aft er Being Decoded PROMPT RESPONSE GIVEN TO WILSON Previous Correspondence Shows Partial Threat by Wilson Washington, IX C, Feb. 27. The re ply of the British and French premiers on the Adriatic question was received to-day at the state department. It was sent to the White House immedi ately after being decoded. State 'department ollicials would give no intimation as to the nature of the reply, which was drafted within 24 hours after the premiers had received President Wilson's note. In that note the president adhered to his former po sition that unless the Adriatic settle ment of Dec. 0 was restored in prin ciple he would have to consider with drawing the peace Treaty mm ore French-American alliance from the Senate. It was announced that the text of the premier's note would not be made public bv the American government without the consent of the premiers. This is being sought. The ISiitish Government is under stood to plan publication of all of the exchanges, including tins latest nine, within a few days, and ollicials thought it might be possible, that the premiers would consent to simultaneous publica tion of the latest reply on both sides of the Atlantic. Tli state department has learned that the British government is to pub lish communications tney nan aner Dec. 0, with the Italian and Jugo-Slav irnvemments. which have not been re ceived or communicated to the Ameri can government. These include a rnern o rand urn by the Italians of Jan.' , another note of the Italians on Jan. 10, and a note from the Jugo-Slavs on Jan. 28. The ISritisK also will puuiisn a note from the Serbian government, of Jan. 20, a copy of which bad been transmitted to 'the state department. It was learned at the state depart ment that the Pi itish governtruuit con sented to the delivery of the note of Dee. 9 on the following conditions; That it should not be Tbnsidered as ending negotiations and correspondence on the question and that the Italians should be permitted to reply; that the note should not be considered as an ul timatum and that it should not be published at that time. Officials said it was understood defi nitely, however, that the United States- would not consider any modi fication of the terms of this note. The I'nited States, however, did not de-ir to nrevent. a complete nndei stand ina jbv the. interested governments of the decision of the plenipotentiaries. VOTING ON SUFFRAGE IN TWO STATES West Virginia Legislature Met in Spe cial Session and Oklahoma Senate Took Up the Matter. Charleston. W. V.. Feb. 27.- Patiti.-a- tion of the suffrage amendment was the most important question taken no by the West 1rg1n1a legislature, which met in special session here to-day. Oklahoma City. Okla., Feb. 27. A clear cut. tight over ratification over the federal women suffrage amendment loomed to day when the Oklahoma Sen ate met to take what many leaders pre dicted would bo filial action on the proposit ion. FAVORS INLAND WATERWAYS. G. A. Tomlinson Declares Trial Will Show Complete Economic Justification. Washington. D. C, F'eb. 27. - Crging a thoroughgoing experiment in the de velopment of inland waterways of the count rv. G. A. Tomlinson. director of the division of inland waterways of the railroad administration, in his annual report to-day to Direo'or ticncral H'iie, declared that "a complete eco nomic justification for these methods of transportation" would le shown. SOLDIERS TAKING UP LAND. Movement is Especially Forward In the Western Canadian Provinces. ftt. Fd. 27. Soldier settlement of land in Canada i pro;"-e..ing rapid Iv, esperiall ni the three western frm iiiees of Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Albert, a vording to reports revived at headquarters of the wddn-r settle ment bwrd here. A total of l."i.o2'i service men so far have taken advance of the move ment. TWENTY NATIONS REPRESENTED At "Save the Children" CongTess Being Held at Geneva. I.ene. Feb. About taentj countries are repre-nt'.l at the "-e the children' - tre. in e-i n here The tii-h'-p ,,f rtf .rl i- ;r,-ai Hnti;n'. Tf(.r.-.i-r,t' nr. wi-iie ,"hcr Murphy . the American J-i-g'.e. '.-ntiis re; ir-M-r.:ativc ; r.i. ic.natc at the coi;re. VERMONT. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 87. "BIG FIVE" ARE HELD FOREVER Against Engaging in Any Line of Business Except Meat and Products AGREED DECREE HAS BEEN FILED 'Not the Remotest Possi bility of a Food Monop oly by the Packers" Washington, D. C, Feb. 27. The agreed decree under "which the '"Big F'ive" packers are forever enjoined from engaging 111 any line ot imstness oiner than that of handling meat and prod uce, was filed to-day in the District of Columbia supreme court. It waH submitted bv Attorney Gen eral Palmer, who said it "removes the menace of control of unrelated indus tries by the Big F'ive and confines their activities in future to the business of distributing meat and its by-products." Counsel for the packers, in a state ment to the court, said the decree had been agreed to by the defendants, "not because of guilt, for they have not vio lated any law, but that the American people may be assured that there is not the remotest possibility of a focjd mo nopoly by the packers." After hearing statements by counsel for the government and the packers, Chief Justice McCoy signed the injunc tion making effective the agreement. Attorney General's Viewpoint. Attorney General Palmer, in a state ment commenting on the effect of the divorcement decree, said: "The decree which the department of justice has brought about by urgent in sistence is designed to restore freedom of competition and increase the oppor tunities for individual initiative in bus ness w hch must in time bear good fruit for the pubic welfare. "Those great aggregations of capital which have come to be known as the 'Rig Five' have been able to dominate so many lines of trade that their con tinued and unrestrained growth consti tuted a real menace not only t Amer ican business, but to the American con suming public as well. "I'nder the decree entered to-day the chief packing1 companies, their sulwidi aries and principar stockholders are compelled to sell, preferably to live stock producers and the public: "All their 'holdings in public stock yards; all their interest in stockyard railroads and terminals; all their in terest in market newspapers: all their interest in public cold storage ware houses, except that which is necessarj" for'fheir own" meat products. "Thevy are barred forever from the retail meat business. "They are barred forever from deal ing in "unrelated lines,' -which include: Wholesale groceries, fish, ranned, dried or salted fish, fresh, dried or canned vegetables; fresh, crushed, dried, evap orated ot canned fruits; confectionery; soda water, fountain supplies, molasses, honey, jams, jellies and reserves; spices, sauces, relishes, etc.; coffee, tea, chocolate, cocoa, nuts, flour, sugar, rice and cereals (with certain limited ex ceptions w ith respect to cereals 1, bread, wafers, crackers, biscuits, spaghetti, vermicelli, macaroni, cigars, china, fur niture and so forth. "'1 hev are required to abandon for ever the use of their branch houses, route cars and auto trucks, comprising their distribution system, for any other than their own meats and dairy prod ucts. "They are required to submit perpet ually to the court's injunction forbid ding all the defendants from direitly 01 indirectly maintaining any combina tion or cun-piracy with themselves or anv other person or persons, or monop olizing or attempting to monopolize any food product in the 1'nilcd States, or'ini luding in any unfair or unlawful practice. "Moreover, the decree provides that jurisdiction is perpetually retained by the court for the purpose of taking such further action or relief as may Ik' necessary in the circumstances to carry out or enforce the decree. 'In brief, the decree removes the menace of control of unrelated indus tries bv the 'Hig Five' and confines their activities iu future to the business of distributing meat and its by-product under an injunction which re strains them from unfair and unlawful praet ices. "The decree is sweeping in its scope and I am sure will be highly U-neticial to the public in its effect." The decree, which involves reorgan ization of a great industry with assets of more than f'l.lNHi.iNMl.iNiil, and which affects 7 corporations and 4!t individ uals, results from an agreement be tween the larser meat packers and the department of justice announced last Dec. IS. This agreement s reached after the department, at the direction of President Wilson, had instituted an ti trust pres-eedings against the packers ill ( hicago. Agreement for the filing of the de cree, Mr. Palmer said, in announcing it ls )ecemler. would have the effect of establishing "the principle th4! no group of men. no matter how powerful, can ever attempt to control the food table of the American eople or any one of the nccesitie or comnent parts of it." The attitude of the packer. wa summed up ' that time In W. W. lenders, ei.rra! counsel for Morris A' Co., a iK'i-1 rating the "pint of true Anierieeiii-m" of the paekinsr in.lu-trv. Henry Veeder. counsel for Sw if I & t ".. awrti-d his company had met the re quest of thr government lweu-e it was fell "that the jime spirit which .-aused the business n en of the rnunl ry to submit to personal sacrifices during the war is jut as essential during the pe rhsl ef reconstruction." Falw Teeth Famine? New iork. Feb. -7. New Yolk faced the j-, ,.i v of a false teeth famine t. dav, wh'-n -V mcmer of ;he 'len til W orkers" Ind'is'riat 11m n strti. k for a 44 h-sir wek l ." p-" -"t ineres-e in '. S-r:ker. .fli".ai. , i iWt ot ;he ui-n.J-fi -nrkel 70 bom a "ck BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA'S THREAT Will Form a Separate Organization if Their Union is Not Recognized by the Trustees, Boston, Feb. 27. Unless the. Bos ton Symphony orchestra players arc recognized as a union by the trustees, they will form an orchestra themselves under union affiliation, according to a statement made by a eommittee of the nlavers to-dav. Ninety per cent of the " - - . members have joined the union and financial backing for the proposed new orchestra has been offered, it was said. I nionization is, .' the only ining nun. ...Ill 1,.1.1 .!, ,,-vaiiivntioti toffcthef." WO, JIVfll, H U- IPI(,HlliHl.. C- the statement declares. The players nave noi received a suiiiciem. isio;, anA Itoimr ,ion.toiion men. could get little outside work. As a result, nien have lett the orctiesira year aii-cr yrm to join ithe union and the constant change in membership has been a dumper to proper team'work. "The trustees have assumed a most autocratic attitude toward the men. It ...ni a vnr .m that ithe onlv on- r," . position to unionization was that the union proinimea oringing piayn ni Kurope for the orchestra The contract labor laws make this impossible now and there should be no objection." Frederic Fradkin, concert master of the orchestra, joind the union yester J ..) it. is claimed that of the 20 players who have not joined, ten have announced their -intention of doing so. Pierre Monteux, conductor of the or chestra, is represented by the players' committee as oeing in ,vm(ii.uj unionization. The trustees have recently rejected a f.,r an Inereflse of &1.CMK) a VCaT for each player, but have expressed a -it' i .. t. 11 caadAn Sf popular concepts to add to the players' receipts CAX.ADA IMPORTING MORE GOODS Value Received from United States Kingdom Was Greatest in January for Any Month in Do minion's History. Ottawa, Feb. 27. The value of im port from the I'nited , Kingdom in January was 'ihe, greatest for one month "in the history of the dominion, according to statistics announced to day. The total was lrt,4U)0.1, as compared with $!,S82,084 for last Ie cemlier, and $i,70!0t for January, 1!19. . . An increase also was shown 111 im port from the I'nited States despite the unfavorable exchange rate. These totaled $74e30,420, as against $71,0, 500 in December last, and $.10.379, ) il in January, 1010. Kxports to the I'niteJ States were $4:177,045, a compared with $41,227, 58!) for January, 1910. "HONORED BROTHERS IN WAR. Masons of St. Johnsbury Held Cere mony Last Evening. St. Johnsbury, Feb. 27. Passiinipsio lodge. Free and Accepted Masons, held a past makers' service night at the temple last evening in honor of the 4',l Masons who served in the World war. Veterans of the last three wars ap peared in uniform and two candidates were made master Masons. Fred H. 'Dolloff officiated as worshipful master and all the other chairs were itaken by the ten past masters of the lodge. The charge was given by liirney L. HaU, the present worshipful master of the lodge. Following the work and before the banquet, addr.-sses were made by l!ev. (Jeorge A. Marine, ( apt. Herbert A. Wilcox and Lieut. Jut ten A. Long moore. MEASURED OCEAN WAVES. He Will Now Go to Mexico to Measure Earthquakes. New York.'Keh. 27. - Professor Fine lio Oddoue. noted sei-mologist, arrived here from Naples to-day on his way to Mexico, where lie 1ms been sent by his government to study the causes and effects of the recent earthquakes. He brought with him his new in vention, called an intcrviamrter, for the maesiiremeiil of energy and motion. ()n the trip across Professor (hlduie used the device for measuring !he am plitude, length and duration of ocean waves nd their effect on the steam er's mot ion. TRAINS CANCELLED. When Hampered by Snow and Cold in Connecticut. Winsted, Conn.. Feb. 27. - Snow con ditions on the Central New Kngland railroad compelled annulment of two early trains. Two en-.:bouiid passenger trains were in the snow in Norfolk Summit all night and were there this forenoon. One train has milk for Hartford, tiangs of shoveler are at work on this section of the road, and men are trying -lo break out the Tariffville spritigtleld branch. The temperature was below zero this morning, hampering the movement of engines rven on clear section. DECLARED PROFESSIONAL. "Jum" Laird of MontpcUrr Debarred " from Colgate Athletics. I tic. . V.. Feb. C7. lames T. I.air4 of Mo-itpelier. Vt.. captaiii-eleet of the Colgate football tem. lias leen declared a professional and deliarred from participation in Colgate univer sity athletic. l-Jii-l paved a game of pr,',f,.s,,,lM! f.H,tluili with the ln-qets of Puffalo last fa!!. He admitted par ticipation in this game and has left olgate. He is succeeded as captain by K. 1- Woodster of Bingramton. GAMES IN FORMER BAR ROOMS. Idea Adopted in New York Hotel Gains Favor. New Yoik. FVh :.- The piiH'i.- game room has replace! the i;r r.v.m ,n s,,me w i"!k hotel-. ..e-ts may To s;en.J. th-ir p!c t mf j.'aj dotnmoes. tbe. ker si. 1 various rd iMnies. Ut.,-(s m d lo-daj the 1 tea had met w,!B gieat f.vor ? their I-; ron-. 1920. RESERVATION NO. 2 AT ISSUE Lodge Proposal Is to Have U. S. Decide What Are Internal Questions DEMOCRATS FAVOR HITCHCOCK PLAN Mandatories Reservation Was Adopted by Vote of 69 to 4 Washington, U.C. Feb.27 The domes tic questions reservation to the peace treaity was up for consideration to-day in the Senate following the adoption yesterday, by a vote of 69 to 4, of the reservation regarding mandatories. (Senator Lodge's draft of the domes tic questions reservation would reserve to the United States the right to de cide what issues, such as Immigration, arc purely internal and, therefore, not subject ,to the jurisdiction of the league of nations. Opposing this, theDemo crats will attempt to have adopted the Hitchcock substitute, voted down last November, providing that "no member nation" shall be required to submit to the league any question it considers domestic. The Republican, however, argued tha,t the Hitchcock draft is an amend ment to the treaty instead of a reser vation inasmuch as it affects all na tions, and, therefore, would have to submitted for approval (to other signa tories to the pact. The vote yesterday was the first time a qualification of the treaty had been accepted with the appitival of the Democratic managers and the first two thirds vote of the entire membership for any reservation. As the reserva tion previously had been accepted by the Democrats in the bi-partisan con ferences, the result was not regarded as a break in the minority forces which would be reflected in the final vote on ratification. BRATTLEBORQ GIRL TOOK POISON Miss Gladys E. Yew Fell on Sidewalk and Died After Beinj Carried Into a Store. Brattleboro. Feb. 27. Misa Gladys E. Yew, 211, fell on the sidewalk last evening and later died in the Brattle, boro drug store where she was carried without becoming conscious after she fell. Chief of Polu-a George-- Wilawn w ent (to her room in the home of Fred II. Morse on Main afreet, where he found on the dresser an empty envel ope marked "poison." Dr. William J. Kane and Health Officer Chester S. i.,,.,l, death doubtless was due to poisoning and State's Attorney K. W. Uib.on has asked Dr. B. H. Stone to come here from the state laboratory in Burlington to perform an autopsy. Ti.o nnufil.tne had contained a small bottle in which was a cyanide capsule which Miss ew bought several uays ago at another drug store, saying she wished to poison a dog. The bottle has not lieen found. BRATTLEBORO CLUE FALSE. Suspect in Springneld, Mass., Murder Waa Held for a Time. Brattleboro, Feb. 27. What seemed to be an inipomant clew brought two detectives here yesterday afternoon from Springfield, Mass., in tne mini for the murderer of little Virginia Walker, whose body was left near a cnamery in Springfield last -Friday .,;!,( Ttin -trio availed nothiiur. how ever, and the siispent was- able to es tablish an alibi. The detectives com plimented the day clerk. Joseph Taylor of the Brooks hoii-c, for his good work in furnishing the detective bureau the information which resulted in the ofli cers' viit. The susjiect arrived at the hotel Wednesday night and registered as !.. Brown without giving an ad dress. Yesterday forenoon he made inquir ies of the dav clerk about girls and said he wanted to get into family where there were young girls. Iater he was seen knocking on the door of a room occupied by a girl and the house keeper. Miss Bridget Quintan, asked what he wanted. His replj wa that he wanted the girl to manicure his nails. Having read of the Springfield murder. Mr. Taylor notified Capt. guil ty of the Sprinirfield detective bureau, had Police t hief George Wilson of this place take Brown, into custody and keep him until the detectives arrived. The man told the officers a story of his whereabouts last Friday night, which Police Chief Manning of t.reenfieM ver ified and the young man was released. SNOW CHECKED FIRE. From Spreading to Other Buildings on Middlebury Farm. Middlebuiy, Feb. 27 - A tool house containing new machinery and farm ton was completely destroyed and manv other farm buiMiaifs were threat -ened when fire broke out in the tool house on ,the (iofham brothers' farm now occupied by Mr. and Mr. Charles Pavment. at .1 o'clock je-teidjy after noon. The farm is about two and one hif rni'es north of MilJlebury Neighbors driving bv smoke and flsnies pour inir from" the td house nd immedi ately notincd the farniiy. They knew nothing of it and with 'he help of the telephone soon ai!ed a larue number of people t the eene to fi2ht the tire. The bu l.l n2 in which the lire origi nated s burned to th' ground mrni seeral times, an ! bou-e. a hn house nd a lar;r hor-e bam might rwt by the prompt tion of those hfht injr the tire the-e Amies, were etiriril.he.J. Ihe hoii-e w.is not far aaav, but th;- did n.. rateii The deep -ior everywhere .Wit 4.1 much " present the fire sj,ednj. The es is tviaeea 1I and !.''. part a iy 'erel by in surance The on," a" f the fire . un-kn.'a. SAW HARTLEY SIGN NOTES, SAYS MRS. BURKE ! Wife of Accused Man Was One of the Last Witnesses in the Maine Murder Case. Skowhegan, Me., Feb. 27. Mrs. John A. Hurke, 0110 of the final witnesses for the defense at the trial of her husband for the murder of Nelson W, Bartley, occupied the witness stand lit minutes at the morning session of the supreme court to-day. She was not cross exam ined. Mrs. Burke testified that Bartley signed the nots. for $2,700, which the state contends were forged,- in her presence, while - he was sitting in a willow chair iu the Burke home on the night of May 14 la.it. IShe related conditions In her home on the night of Oct. 15, when Bartley was killed. Returning from the mov ing picture show she found her hus band had been shot and a wound in his leg was being dressed by Dr. John M. Boothby, the medical .examiner. Mrs. Burke testified that on the aft ernoon of the murder she had dcallc her husband to the telephone when he received a call from someone whom she thouuht was Bartley. She said she had shown .the questioned notes to Leo Jackson and Arthur dibbey tne jas. of Mav or the first of June. Patrick Boeour and W. A. Taylor testified that no automobile had passed them around 9 o'clock on the night of the 'murder. Both stated positively thev would have known had there been one on the road through the Sugar Berth woods, where Bartley was shot at about 8:40, according to the state's evidence. FAMOUS CONTRACTOR, O. W. NORCROSS, DEAD He Was. Member of Firm of Norcross Bros. Was 81 Years of Age atfd a Civil War Veteran. Worcester, Mass., Feb. 27. Orlando W. Norcross, famous as a building con tWtof on aome of the most important structures erected in the United States nu,i Tip, veuria died tn-dav. UO,,,lK .... ,'.."v J , - -- - aj&d hi. Mr. Norcross was a native of Clinton, Me., and secured his early edu cation in the schools of Salem, where he also learned the carpenter trade. He served in the t ivil war as a mem ber of the 4th Massachusetts heavy a llrir After hia discharge he entered the building business with his brother, James A. Norcross, and under the name of Xoreros Brothers the concern had charge of many of the great buildings of the country. Mr. Norcrosa was stricken with heart failure nn a street ear while on his way into the city from his borne and died before medical attendance coma reach him. GOT $3,000 FOR INJURIES. Which Were Received in Wreck at Royalton. Burlington. Feb. 27. The jury in the suit of .fonn I. tngusn against me ui rector general of railroads brought in a verdict of $:t,000 yesterday after be ing out nearly six hours, tne jury in nnn and then reported a dis agreement, but was sent back by the court. English was injured at Royalton and, according to the testimony introduced bv his lawyers, had suffered ever since as the result of his nerves. He also received numerous ruts and bruises bout his hodv. He cot off the train at Winooski because he was in such pain and went to Dr. A. S. C. Hill. l,.,ro l,e was relieved somewhat, and then proceeded as far as Bennington, where he was in sucn a ronun urn mm he had to stay there two weeks. In ,!he coach, which rolled down an em-kl.-n,ant with him. were J10 ot her pas sengers and a number of cases are pending in I'nited States court as a re sult. FUNERAL OF N.' PARKER Was Held at St. Monica's Church This Morning. The funeral of Nelson Parker, who died at his home at M Klmwood avenue Wednesday afternoon nt o:'lt after a week's illness with pneumonia, was held from St. Monica's church at o'clock to-day. Rev. I'. M. M. Kenna. pastor, offered the funeral mass and many friends of the deceased assembled al the church. Flowers in various beautiful designs sjmholi.cd the re spect and admiration felt for Mr. Park er by his fellow workmen and friends. , He was for many years a workman of the Barre water and street depart ments and was valued by his employers as one of the liest and most faithful men of the department. Four work nun of these departments were the pall bearers: Bert Wilfore. Will D11 prey. C. C. Rollins and Walter Emery. The IhhIv was placed in the Klmwood vault, but will be buried in the Cath olic cemetery on Bcckrey street in the spring. DEATHS OF TWO GIRLS. Bernice Sherman at So. Duxbury and Sarah Charles in Waterbury. Waterburv. Fb. 27. Two deaths oc curred lact night from pneumonia or its resultant effects, those of Bernice Sherman and Sarah Char lea. Bernice Sherman, the right -year-old daughter of Bart and tiladvs (I-cinrn-wavi Sherman, bad Iwen ill with pleii ro pneumonia, followed by a spinal trouble. Her death occurred at the home of her parents in South Ihixbury. She leaves four sister, one brother, her parents and grandparents. The funeral service will he held Sunday. Sarah harle.. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. t lark Charles, was It jears of age, and died at her home in this vil lage of pneumonia. She leaves two brothrrs and her parents. THEIR 20TH CHILD BORN. Mr. and Mr. Leon Labbey of Newport Probably Hae Largest Family ta Vt. Newport. Feb. 27. Mr and Mr. l-on l.abbey of t arpenter street. New port, claim' the h.now of bavins the larffe-t fsni v m the state ,.f er - , . , , 1 . ... t mon . 1 ,ieir " w. 1- i"""" rl. wa. bort. Vt Friday. Mr. Vr." lhbeT ka. their lnh ehi;. JM-I a ef aro" Mrs. iji!Vy is 41 of 'ai'r aid Mr. Lsbiv i ,V. He is a irar:'.e ratt?r 1I tric. PRICE, TWO CENTS. C.S. EMERY A CANDIDATE Newport Man Seeks tcV'e- come Governor r Vermont A -7 TENTATIVE ETJGRAM ANNOUNCE TO-DAY "A Genuine Effort to Curb State Expenditures," Is One Purpose A third candidate for governor of Vermont was announced to-day when Curtis S. Emery of Newport made defi nite statement 01 his purpose, closely followinff the announcements made bv James Hartness of Springueld and frectericK. tl. Babbitt of Bellows Falls earlier in the week. At the same time Lieutenant Governor Mason S. Stone announced that he would not be a can didate for the office. There hag been some intimation that Frank W. Agan of Ludlow would also be a candidate, but no public word has come from him. Mr. Emery's statement, as given out at Newport to-day, is as follows: "I am a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor of Vermont. The issues, which rightly claim the at tention of the voters and upon which I may have something to say at a later date, include: "1 A genuine effort to curb state ex penditures. '"2 Further encouragement of agri culture, which is Vermont's chief reli ance. "3 The development of the indus trial possibilities and natural resources of Vermont which are large and prom ising. "4 A sane, but progressive, highway policy, not in the interests of the few but for the benefit of all the people in the state. ''5 A square deal for labor. "6 The maintenance of a high stand ard in our schools, in which there should be as nearly as possible an equality of educational opportunities provided for all, a condition which can not obtain from too great centraliza tion and with inadequate pay for teach ers. "7 Continuation of recognition of Vermont's obligation to her returned soldiers." Sketch of the Candidate. Mr. Emery was born in Brookfield Nov, fl, 1861, and is, therefore, 58 years of age. He was the son of Amos and Sarah M. (Hibbard) Emery and when he was eight years of age the family moved to "Chelsea, where a large part of the candidate's life was spent. After... receiving an education at the Chelsea academy he studied law with C. W. Clarke and A. S. Austin of Chelsea and was admitted to the bar of Orange county in ISSU and of the supreme court'in 1880. After practicing law fur a few years he became cashier of the First National bank of Chelsea but lat er returned to the legal profession. Mr. Kmcrr represented Chelsea in the legislature three times, iu 1888. 180S and 1!00. ne went to the state Senate from Orange county in HH)2. He was clerk of Orange county many years. In 1!H)3 Mr. Emery was appointed collector of customs at" Newport, serving until Wilson became president. Since then he has been located in Newport, having been elected the first mayor of the new municipality. He is at present engaged in business connected with the admis sion of imports. LIEUT. GOV. STONE NOT A CANDIDATE Takes Himself Out of Consideration for the Position of Gov ernor. 1 Lieut. -Gov. Mason S. Stone of MonU pelier has announced that he will not be a candidate for governor f Ver mont. His slatenutit is as follows: To the Voters of Vermont: On ac count of recent developments of politi cal affairs in Vermont, it is due my u that. I state and I am not a candidate for the governorship, that . r 1 -....1. I have 81 1,0 lime conseiiiru it, or -in I. and that I have not canvassed the state to learn my political strength. If the call anil dut had seemed to me to be imperative that 1 should be a candidate I should have been, as I am u.;m; ami desirous to serve the common wealth in any "capacity I am able if convinced that I am particularly A-a,t;i f.,r the nromof ion of the gen eral interests or if there are no other means more agreeable to myself and equally beneficial to the state. In declining to lie a canaiuare icr i.rt ovkvefrtorshin I reirret to cause re gret on the part of mv friends, yet I ... . . . , . I. .. ..! trust tnal I may s-iiu serve uie -..(.o, in some helpful manner and so inntin- ue our pleasant relationships. . . 1 . j . 1. Kor the cordial worqs rpirru, Itflurli- sliollori offered and the strong assurance given, I am deeply grateful and hereby convey my thanks to all friends throughout the state. Ma'on S. Stone. Mont pelier." Vt.. Feb. '.Mi. l!-t. SPECIAL SESSION TALK. There Is Nothing at Montpelier to In- oiraie a wn. d he learned at the gn crnor's otiice this morning rW'iv t- whether there wotilH ne a sevion 01 the ermont legislature railed teart on suffrage for women. !-at duly Gov- ... a. t 1 erpor tt.men' declined 10 ran a spe cial eession when tii suilragists iirgen him to t.overnor i lenient is now in Rutland and prolmbly will he seen by Mr lUvs. the chairman of the na tional Republican arty. In-fore a de cision is tea- hed. TOOK COMMAND AS JOKE. Dida't Throw Up Hands and Was Shct ry Hignwayman. Akr.rti. Ohm. Feb. 27.--When he tv.k J' "f eanos nni 'eir"'J "-,"' t .n ' "v. l;n-- il I-.rwar. was V.t t ! a h gh? man o- tly. lie -;.'- -I ia;ci.