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VOL. XXV. No. 95. BARRE, VERMONT, AVEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 1921. PIIICE TWO CENTS. TH AUSTRIANS DEPRESSED MERCHANT ENJOINED Over Failure of United States to Waive Aus trian Reparations HAD HOPED TO GET . AMERICAN AID Satisfaction In Vienna Over Adoption of Peace Resolution "Vienna, July 5 (By the Associated egress). Utmost satisfaction was ex pressed to-?iy by Austrian officials Bnd newspapers on the adoption by the American Congress of the resolution germinating' war with Germany and Austria Hungary. High hopes entertained here of American financial aid, however, have been dampened by the receipt of dis patches to the effect that the Ameri can government will consider waiving the Austrian reparations while the scheme for rehabilitation of the coun try rests with the league of nations. REV. R. J. WOODRIDGE DEAD. Congregational Clergyman Was on Fall River Steamer. Kew York. July . Rev. Richard J. Woodridge died to-day aboard the Fall River linr J'riscilla, shortly after it docked here. ' The police said his home was in Fall River, Mass., that he had supplied various Congregational churches and that he had preached last Sunday in Middleboro. DAGGER IN HEART. I From Going Into Second Hand Stoie ' Business In Montpelier .Judge Z. S. Stanton yesterday aft ternoon gave a heating in the chan cery matter of Brewer against D. Hunt and after hearing the evidence granted the prayer in the petition that a temporary injunction be grant ed, restraining Hunt from pursuing his business as dealer in second hand furniture in Montpelier Mr. Huttt re cently sold out to Mr. Brewer who claims Hunt has gone into business again. DAYTON FEELS CAR STRIKE Is Third Movement of That Sort In Four Years THREE MONTHS' EXTENSION ' In Which to File Claims Against Barre Savings Bank. Judge Stanley C. Wilson has grant ed the 1-100 petitioners, who asked for additional time in which to present their claims against the Barre Savings Bank and Trust company, three months more time, dating from'july 1st, when the time expired, until the" now order was made effective. ADMITS BEING St DRAFT DODGER Vanzetti Testifies He and Sacco Fled to Mexico ' In 1917 UNANIMOUS VOTE TAKEN BY MEN Who Claim Companies Vi olated Agreement By . Wage Cut TALK OF THE TOWN Robert Taubcrt's Body Found in Row boat on Lake. . Waukesha. Wis.. July fi. Robert Taubrrt of Milwaukee was found to day by a party of fishermen in an Darles rowboat floating on Pewaukee lake, with a knife in his heart. PLAINFIELD Ed. Nye and son, Oeorge, of Maiden Mas., are visiting his sister, Mrs. El len Lawrence. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Bartlett were In Morrisville Sundav. Air. and Mrs. Klliott Martin, Miss Maude Flood and Xewton Davis nio toied to Massachusetts for over the Fourth. Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Colby and son, Robert, of Shelhurne are visiting his ' parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. .1. Colby. Mrs. Arthur I'erkins and son of Wil liamstown are visitors in town. Mrs. Blanche Kent and party of Massachusetts were callers in , town Friday. Mr." and Mrs. Nelson Morse and Mr. end Mrs. Mark Morse and Mark, jr., of Randolph were visitors in town last week. Mrs. Grace IT. Pierce has returned from Boston. Children's day was observed in the M. K. church Sunday morning. The rhildren all did well, but special men tion should be made of the poppy drill. Five children were baptized Howard Bartlett, Sybil Weeks, Dorothy Dow and sons of Harold Perry amd Loren Weaver. Mrs. Warren Partridge and son, Ry land, of C abot were visitors at her par ents,' Mr. and Mrs. David Lafayette, Tuesday. Frank and Arthur Woodcock were in Adamant Sunday. Miss Grace Cheney and party of Washington recently called at Mrs. Jennie Hamel's. Ray Dunklin caught a rainbow trout last week that weighed two and three- fourths pounds. Mii-a Maude Flood sold !f0 Rhode Iland Red pullets to a poultry man in Connecticut last week. George Ladeau is enjoying a weeks Vacation with relatives in Lowell, as., and Manchester. N. H. Dr. O. W. and Mrs. Hodgdon of West Charleston were callers in town Thurs-day. Miss Dorea Passer, a registered nurse of Woodsville, X. H., is pass ing the summer with her mother in Williamstown. . The Fourth of Julv celebration was continued yesterday afternoon on low er North Main street when two out-of- town ladies stepped onto a small col lection of debris which looked quite harmless but which exploded with a loud report when coming in contact with their shoes. More da mace was done to the nervous svstem than any where else. Miss Margaret McQuaid has re turned to her homo on Jefferson street from Everett and Quincy, Mass., and a two weeks' visit with relatives. Be fore beginning duties for Dr. New- comb of Montpelier, which will be sim ilar to those at Dr. D. C. Jarvis' office where she recently completed work Miss McQuaid will spend a couple of weens at iggernead pond. D. D. Smith of Websterville passed wirougn me city this morning on the way to North Danville to visit-at the lionie of Dr. and Mrs. Peterson. Miss Dora Bisson of Maple avenue arrived recently trom ."Sorth Stratford N. II., at the conclusion of the term's work as teacher in n rural school. Miss Bisson, who has been there since last April, will return this tall to accept the same position and during the sum mer vacation will attend the teach ers' training school at the University oi ermoni. The eening drawing school rebates are now obtainable at the city clerk's office. All those entitled to rebates are requested to call at the office before July 11, if they desire them. EAST CALAIS Mrs. Flora Lawrence of Montpelier was a visitor at L. A. Jones' the last of the week. Mr. Nina Dailey visited, her broth er, Gardner Cclley, in Woodbury over Sunday. Charles Bumpus has been on the sick list the past week. Mrs. Blanche Nourse and Kstella Connon of Worcester are spending the month of July at Guy Bancroft's. , Miss Grace Bliss is visiting friends in uarre. , Perley Pike and family of Hardwick visited at Robert Keniston's on Sun dav. M. Lilly Taylor of Worcester is vis iting in town. Fred Keniston and family of Natick, jiass., are spending a short vacation at h. A. Keniston's. Mrs. Guy Bancroft and Mist George nuson nave gone to Burlington to at tend summer school. Mrs. Ivai Gray was a business via- ltor in Marre recently. Webster Wilbur has returned from linn., ill- ...1 1 1 . ... j'niMiiir, w litre np ai htii viit Mr. and -Mr, filer, rvlativps in Wilmington last week. ROXBURY ROCHESTER Mrs. Earl Bean has a gloxinia with 10 blossoms. Mrs. L. D. Pierce and daughter, Vir ginia, are tiiiting relatives in Pitts burg, Pa. Mr and Mra Ttithert fiuerr.,!- an1 ... . i flaugnter of ictier Junction nave been visiting relatives in town. J Mr. and Mrs. .lames Connon and fon, and Madam Cannon motored to New York Saturday to visit friends. . Mrs. Fred Eaton, who has been quite ill, is improving. Mrs. Charles Houston hs returned from Portland. Me., accompanied by two granddaughter Mis TJreeley of White River Junc tion has been a recent guest at P. C. Tinkham's. Margaret Millet is also a puest there for a few weeks. Rev. and Mrs. O. B. Well have been ' recent guests at Wake Rohin farm. The Cleveland family held a reunion at the old Cleveland home recently. The CTvelanl- left this sirini'y abot't Ml years age Mr l-el Kent and her r.ifhcr. Mr. Mint McCarthy, who sta.t.-.t two ' ago ! jnve t'!' ts' sctoss cocn'ry to O.iVs. N D.. rr rf , their site rma in Iowa art all is right with them. Their only Inn-! ifrtranee w a couple of l.l.mou" n,!! they made Zrt) miles in on day. Mr. and Mrs. John Slater and son of Ches-tcr -sere in town Sundav. A OK 77 FIELD Mr. Cbarle Baldwin of Keerte. X. FL, i at .her hmc in town. She "ught her mother, Mr. O. F. Strh- who 'pent th winter in Krenc. ttj my ne orn-i tne r Bi-me oajnno. Sundat. Mr. and Mrs. , fth street. Hut'-hins acroirpanied them. A number from here went to Ran dolph the Fourth for the celebration. Mrs. Abhie Nichols is visitinir her sister, Mrs. J. W. Unt.iedt. and other relatives in West Brookfield. Mrs. Pencil of Swanton visited her husband here the Fourth. Mrs. OGrady was recently in Ran dolph. Will Bolin of Randolph Center visited his sister, Mrs. O'tirady, Monday, Julv4. A sister and nieces of Mrs. Howe from Massachusetts visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Howe a few davs this week. Miss Laura Averill came from North field to spend the week end and holi day at the home of her at her. W. A. Averill. Mrs. and Mrs. H. F. Flint. Miss Mse Flint and Mrs. George Flint of Ran dolph motored here Monday afternoon and called at the home of .tW. Howe. Mr. and Mra. H. R. Erskine and son of Nurthficld tisited relatives in town the Fourth. Mrs,. Merritt Wiler of Waltham Mass.. is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Averill. George Davis and B. Howard were here from Rutland in the interests of the msrhle works last week Tuesday. Mr and Mrs. N. D Rice and son. rinMi iku-r in itmftviiie, motored o BraHlclH.ro Thursday to visit relative and friends. Mrs. lic'rald Rice and chil dren, who hate Wn visiting there, returned home with them. Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Hall are parents of a baby girl, born Saturday night at the Randolph sanatorinm. Mr. and- .Mrs. Harold Stimson motored here from Brattleboro to apeDd the Fourth. Alfred Flint and son. Eldon Flint, motored here from Hillsboro, X. H., and are doing soma repair work on the buildings on their farm. Mr. and Mr. Phil Atkinson and chil dren droe out from Northfield the Fourth and railed on relatives and . , - i l 1 1 trim lit i t-. M. H. Kihardon was in Randolph Friday night to attend an CM4 Fellow' meeting. There was a danrr here Friday night at the tow n hall. Mr. Kendall and Mr. and Mrs. James Tborington and children motored to North IrrriMiurg friday for Mr So le and Mi LiK ia Thorincton, who had tieen iitinjr friends there F. B. Dayton, O., July 6. Dayton to-day was held in the grip of its third street car strike in four years." Employes of all six traction companies, with the ex ccption of the city division of the Cin cinnati and Duyton interurban line voted unanimously at 3 o'clock this morning to go on strike, effective at once. " - Employes claim thnt the companies have violated their agreement by an nouncing a new maximum wage of 45 cents an hour without arbitration. They claim an attempt is beiijg made to break the power of the union and start an open shop policy. TROLLEY RECEIVERSHIP KEPT UP SIX M0XT1IS Attempt May Be Made to Secure Mod- ification of Charter Provisions. The financial condition of the Barre A Montpelier Traction 4 Power Co., now in the hands of a receiver,- was aired again in a hearing before Judge S, C. Wilson at Montpelier tn-dayj and at the end of the hearing Judgi Wilson ordered the continunnce of the receivership for a period of six months unless a catastrophe should occur. J. J. F'lyjin of Burlington, the chief nondnoMer ot the road, spoke at some length on the condition of the com panv; and Attorney Robert Susena represented Montpelier and City Attor ney William Wishart represented Barre. Attorney Susena seemed to convey the impression that Montpelier wished the rails removed from ths strerts of Montpelier; and Judge Wil son asked him point blank if that was hat .Montpelier wanted, intimating the wish might be complied with at once. Attorney Susena then qualified Jim statement, saying that it probably was not tha real desire of Montpelier to have the rails removed. Keceicr H. .1. olliolm was com mended for his efforts to bring the road. out of financial straits, and the order Of the court was for the receiver to take such steps as he could to bring aiiout-,, a netter nnancial condition. Among the suggestions was the elim ination of the Washington street and Seminary hill branches in Barre and Montpelier, respectively; the adoption of a seven-cent fare in zones; a modi fication of the charters so as to give the road to the Itondsmen for sale. T!e. court's order gives until Oct. 15 for the proving of claims against the company. - REMAINED THERE SEVERAL MONTHS There Were Several Oth ers in the Party, the Witness Said SHORT MEASURE WOOD Reported by Barre Purchaser and Deal er Soon Settled. , H. N. Davis, deputy commissioner of weights and measures, has been in vestigating a claim of short measure in wood in Barre"; but the dealer,, be fore the official had i-onipli'tpd his in vestigation, settled with the party to whom the load of wood was de livered. It was claimed that the man was Kcllinsr bv the load instead of bv the cord or portion thereof. JUMJRIDGE V Tunhridge camp, Xo. l.VRTI, Modern Woodmen of America, enioved a class adoption Friday evening. Alexander and Daniel Magalsky, Charles and Ro land Clogst on, Bernard Brown and. J. Wt Rbirlock walked the primeval for ests and were .fully instructed in wood crsrt. The work was performed in a very able manner bv the officers and forester team of White River Junction, Fred Hutchin, chief forester. The vi; iting neighbors numbered altout 10" Dcdham, Mass., July 6. An excur sion to Mexico by a group of seven or eight men to avoid the draft and milj tary service in 1017 was brought to light to-day in the cross examination of Bartolomeoi Vanzetti, testifying in his own behalf at the trial of himself and Niccola Sacco for the murder of a paymaster and his guard at South Braintree a year ago. District Attorney Ficderick G. KaUmann developed that both Sacco and Vanzetti were members of the party. Vanzetti, who bad been living in Plymouth, aid he went to Monterey Mexico, in 1917 and 'spent four or five months there. Six or seven friends at companied him, among them Sacco. The party entered Mexico through Laredo, Texas. The district attorney referred to Van.etti's testimoy that he was ar ranging a meeting of fellow Italians at Brockton in the interest ot Andrea Salsedo and Roberto Elia, detained as radicals by department of justice offi cers at X'ew ork, when he and Sacco were arrested on May 5, 1120. The defendant acknowledged that he intended addressing returned soldiers 'to advitse men who had gone to war. vanzetti said he could not identify a 28-ealibre nirkelplated revolver as the weapon which was found on him when lie had owned his revolver only three or four months. Its chamber, he said, held five cartridge. When district attorney asked him if he had told him at J he Brockton police station thtat he had put six cartridges ir the chamber, he said he might have because he was not very familiar with the weapon. He said be had lied to the district attorney when h told him that he had owned the revolver four or five yiars, and had lied when he said the cartridge in the revolver at that time were the last six in a box which he had bought with the revolver. There was no mark on the gun by which he .....,'.1 r. ..,.;. i :j could-recognize it, he said. r.arly m .tlie trial tha prosecutionvaid it would show that the revolver taken from Vanzetti was thnt which had been carried by Alessandro Berardelli. ohe of the murdered men, and a state witness testified that he saw a w canon similar to lhat of Vanzetti s in the left hand ot one of he bandis. fleeing from tl.e scene of the crime. ALEXANDER WATSON. Barre'a Passed Oldest Stonecutter Away To-day. Alexander Watson, in point of years the oldest stonecutter in tfie city, passed away at his home, 56 Merchant street, at 4.15 this morning, after an illness of several months due to can cer. He submitted to an operation at t ne jMary rictcher hospital in Burling ton in April, 1020, and found tempor ary relief, enough to enable him to ac cept the position as night watchman at the Harrison Granite Co. plant last fall, a position he occupied until about two montns ago, tailing health com pcllinghim to retire. Mr. Watson, was born in Maud, Aber iee,nsnire, hcotland. Anril 25. 1840 When a lad of 20 the lure of Adventure brought him to the shores of Americi and to Richmond, Va., where he spent jinn, oi nis eariy lire, lie re turned to his native land again and in iwa wa. married tAMiss Jessie Brown Until 15 years ago he resided in Scot. land. He has been a resident of Barre nut: it-mi m io mis country. The deceased had worked at'thA War rison plant for many years. He was an exceptionally well-read man having a keen memory and capable of talking intelligently upon many snbiects. mor especially history and politic?. Among his fellow workmen he was very highly esteemed and field as a man of sterling e oecamn-a membenof the Operative lodge of Masonry in Aber deen in 1875 and also belonged to the Royal Arch Masons. Mr ocionirco to the cnHora' it . . . ' .......... i,c joined trie i-resoytcriari church in Scot inno, ana several years ago transferred it 19 meninersnin to the V rt Pr..k.,i. .hii cnun;ti of this city, in which he na. been an active member and in ace was the oldest elder. Surviving him are him tt,;f u. . . "m mill llll I',.- uaugiirers, .Mrs. A. Solomon f tt.1. city, Mrs. Charles L. Hoernle of St lolinKhury and Mr TlrK.,r r ti... ... o o, jnd. There are also two mw.rrs, ..eorge and John, and a sis- hi, .w. .ican ironciria li.- : u .. J v )ii .iiNT. IZ .I, ""nediate relative- .A" ,,etb'rt-,lc Mr. Watson dur ing his last days. Although nnH.,, ... vere pain he showed great fortitude .,u , wonnerrui vitality surprised even his physician, for though lie had been failing for several weeks no great nange was perceptible until within ti, past ten day. day. runeral services will k. t-u the bm,. Friday afternoon- at 2 o'clock "in jrv. William Mc. K tr.l. 3 DEATH OF CARLO MERL0. One of the Oldest Italian Inhabitants f Barre. TOUrfD IN POOL OF BLOOD. Gordon Coutts of Bee be Died of His Wounds. Newport, July , Cordon Coutts of Beebe, a Canadian oversea man, aged 45, died yesterday at the Sherbrooke hospital of injuries received following a quarrel with George Let'lair, a black smith. Coutts was employed by the Ms not can (,as company. Jn the nuarrel with LeClair he is said to have shot the latter twice and then fled to a barn, where he resisted arrest. Two constables went after him and Coutts was finally taken. Iwing found in a pool of Mood. I he officers are un Carlo Mcrlo. one of th l,u r. i ian inhabitant of the citv i- 1 to nearly all his Cflimtrrrvtaasi. t I) Montp,iier Uterbury am Norlh. ,l,,pj!w! 1u'Pt,y at his horn, at 33 Cramte street at $:30 lat eve ning succttrabing to Bright', disease, that for the past four or five years had kept him in poor health. Tt' . .. not until Monday afternoon that this mm- compelled Mr. Merlo to remain in bed. His death entire Barre Italian colony, for as al- rra.iv siaiea. ne was known to all and a great favorite among his people .... i. i,m i nun states nearly Jfl VMrs hfing fint fn gaged a a paring cutter Jn Gloiut-ster. ,u, nome tor several years. AhltJ2 rr R he moved to Barre with his family, and shortly after ar rival opened a grocery at ore in the place now known as the Merlo Bros store For 17 years Mr. Merlo con ducted 0.1ns business and thne retired to give way to his three who have since built up a lucrative bui nes ,n , pij!,r s!or. j, f(,unUjn billiard parlor and more recently in the manufacture of soft drinks. " .vir Meno was married in Glouces ter, Mass., in 18S3 t to Mis C.uisep. pina Brivio, who with three sons and a daughter survive him. The son. re .losepn, iter and Dellie. all of ui.s niv. ann mi, Adelina. who jk wise makes her home with her par aa tit To-nurroH afternoon at WHEN ASKED TO PA Y UP HE WOUNDED LANDLAD Y AND TOOK HIS OWN LIFE Luigi Gobbi, Jobless Stone cutter, Became Enraged and Shot Mrs. Battista Gilli of 7 Bugbee Ave., Inflicting Two Wounds Which Have Placed Her On Dangerous List GOBBI SHOT HIMSELF IN . RIGHT TEMPLE Tragedy Took Place In Lit tle Kitchen of Gilli Tene ment in the "Barracks" Just Off Summer Street No One Else in the House at the Time dersioofl to nave said tnev did not lire i lo-morrow afternoon at ? n '..!,. i, r,. and there seems to be some doubt as i neral services j f)(, nf,(j fronl j,js g(f the cause of Coutts' desjth, whether he j home. shot himself or whether the wound he in said to have received on the head in his bout with LeClair wastherause.lt is understood that at the hospital it was said the bead wound would have been sufficient to kill him. TALK OF THE TOWN A party of campfire girls fnnn the Congregational church, who had been spending a few daj at Joe's pond, returned to the rity lat evening. Thomas McCoff and two children, Cecelia and Thomas, of N'orth Main many ooming from Hartford. Quechee I street spent Saturdaj Sunday and the and Eat Randolph, Chelsea and ays- holiday in Concord. N. H., w ith Mr. ville also being represented. District' and Mrs. John MctJoff of that place, Deputy Jonepl W. Donelly of Rut- returning to the city by auto Monday land and A. J. Allard of Hartford, re-.night. His host and) hote. and their rently returned from head camp at St. Louis, were among tpe number. Sand wiches, doughnuts, coffee, cake, ice cream and cigars were served in abun dance. Judge and Mrs. H. R. Ilaywsrd, Mr. and Mr. F. V. Tuller were in White small daughter returned with them and are , now guest at their home. Thomaj Armtrong. a police officer of Mancheter, N. H.. , accompanied them on their return trip and passed the Fourth at their home m Barre, but he left Monday night for hi home Rier Junction and Wilder on Thurs-icity in order to be on duty the next day. Camp brothers have just completed a large steel roof for E. L. Bate. E. W. Rowel) has extens-ive shingling oper ations on hi building. The local band men and many oth er celebrated the Fourth at CheUea. Horace J. Osborne and houekeeper of Wilmot. N. H., Mrs. Carrie Dole, her son, Clarence Colby, Mr. Colby, their daughter, Mary, Mrs. -Dole's daughter and husband, Mrs. Ralph Tarbox of (ieorgetown, Mas., com prised a two-auto party at A. P. Os borne's Saturday, driing from and to Wilmot the same dav. Mrs. Dole is! day. George Duhay of Graniteville about decided that hi Bunk touring car had been stolen yesterday morning, when suddenly he saw hit car driven to the curbing on Main street in front of the I-add store by Andrew Wilkinson of the Barre garage and left in the exact spot that Dubay originally left it. An explanation was ncccary a the car had been missing about an hour and with Mr Duhay quite bny in the meantime trying to locate it. Both men had alighted from Buirk touring car. Mr. Wilkinson to do v inr ramr oat. -mis. i i . . ,1,1,. r - 1 some snonnin at the l.aJ.1 at,ra Par- euter of the Messrs. Osborne. Horace '', ... . . , . ., . . . ling no partirultr attention to the car J. is 83 vear of age. About two vear . . v . ... , . , . . ; . . , into which he toi1 hi grocene. he since n- suflered the amputation of one' . , . , r , . , 1 j stepped "I'to the Duhay car. relieving 'Tm' ,'t ,f l n '"r driving to I hi home, returned to the garage. It wa upon rrturning to the parking room of the garage that be notV-ed the numlier on hi car were not his. and TALK OF THE TOJTN MRS. WILLIAM M'HARDY Died To-dy After Illness With Heart Trouble. , . 1 , . . . . . "'"n cutimcd Mrs. William Mc Hardy this morning at 8 o'clock at her home. 70 Ayera street, after a set ere attack of heart trouble, which for the past 10 days or mote had restricted her to her bed. 1 he end came rather unexpectedly to her family, who lie lieed her condition imnroxinit Isabelle Jane Craigie Re id. a Mrs. McHardy known before her mar. riage to William McHardy in Scotland in in,. was horn in Mlon. Aberdeen- snire. Scotland, June 10. 1S75. Nine years ago Mrs. McHardy came to the I'nited Statea to join her h-shand. who had preceded her several veara before, and during her residence in Barre has come to have a wide acquaintance, es jiecially among the Scottish people. Mrs. -M. Hardy U urived by her husband, two mm, AVilliam and Pat rick, BJd a daughter, ISatwIle. a grad uate nurse of the Barre City Hospital. She also leaves her mother and sev eral brothers and sisters in Scotland and elsewhere. Living in Kllon. Scot land, beside the mother, are James, William. John, Flora, and Mary. Ann. Alfred. Arthur, Charles, and Ruth. other "brothers and a aister reside in Montana, and Patrick and Margaret in New Zealand. Mra. McHardy wan an adherent of the Presbyterian church, and it is expected Rev. W. Mi N. Kittredge mil officiate at the funeral service, the exact time of which has not been decided. LEOJI PHILLIPS. Trouble , over non-payment of board bill is believed to have been the motive for the. attempted murder of Mrs. Battista Gilli of 7 Bugbee avenue by Luigi Gobbi, followed by the suicide of Gobbi late yesterday afternoon. Mrs. iilli is at the City hospital with two bullet wounds, one just over the heart and the other in the left side just above the hip, while the body of Gobbi is at the Badger undertaking rooms. Mrs, Gilli has a fair chance for recovery. There were no witnesses to the hooting, but the fact that Gobbi owed Mr. aqd Mrs. Gilli about $150 for board nd had been told at times to seek an other boarding place is thought to have led to a quarrel between the landlady nd her boarder which so angered the latter that he turned the little 32-cali-bre revolver on her in a moment of frenry, following it up with the act of self-destruction. . The tragedy took place in the kitch en of the little tenement in the long building sometimes known as the "bar racks" because of its shape andUength The street lies just back of Summer street, opening on the south at the en ttam-e to ' the Uoddarrt seminary grounds. The structure is two stories in height and narrow, the front door opening into a little room from which stair1! lead to the upper story, snd the kitiJicii being located just back of this front room. From faint door to rear door-is a distance ti not more than 20 feet. Mr. Gilli, the husband of the victim was away from the houe at the time a daughter, Flvira, aged 14, was at a residence on Summer street, where she was employed; the son, Domenico aged IB, was away with other young fellows swimming. tobbi, the non-pay ing boarder, was about the house as he had been as usual during the last few months, not having been employed at his trade in the granite industry for a long time. Mrs. t.illi was in the kitchen engaged in household work Wi.men of other households in the "harracks" were either engaged in sim ilar occupation or ere conversing m it h each other on the long piazza which runs the length of the building on the rear. Neighbors Heard No Conversation. Into this quiet setting, came the spctre of death. From his room in the second story descended Gobbi, the boarder. He entered the kitchen. There he engaged Mrs. Gilli in conversation Just what was said preceding the fusi- lade of shots is uncertain, as Mrs. Gilli was not in condition last night or to day to talk much about the case. There are various rumors as to the nature of the conertion. but the report most credited is that Mrs. Gilli told the tel. low to get another lHiarding place as they could not afford to keep him as a mm paver. Whatever the actuating cause, the demon of hate seized the usually inof fensive Gobbi. He whipped out the lit tle "Young America Harrington & Richardson revolver and begah firing at the defenceless woman standing no more than three feet away in the nar row confines of the room. Mrs. Gilli's Shneks Aroused Neighbor- hood. "Battista! Battista!" shrieked the woman a the infuriated man fired the bullets into her body. Once, twice. thrice, he fired. Two of the shot took effect in the object of hi fury, who continued to call loudly for her hi band to come to her resie. Then tliTO cante a fourth shot after only a slr-rt interval. At the fourth report Gohhi fell backward ith a bullet in hi Prain. the missile having entered from the right side. He fell partial'y against a stote and slid to hi hark directiy n front of the Mne. There be y h"H the phyician and Iw-puty Chief Gam ble arrited. On hi left side an! near the knee was the little revoher. A slight abrasion on the right temnle of the man may have been canoed by a grating bullet it may hae been made when the body slid down agaiust shoeB. The right arm was partly up raised; the left lay besido the body. Mrs. Gilli's Wounds. Seated in a chair just across the lit tle kitchen when the physician arrived was Mrs. Willi who, though badly wounded, retained consciousness a 5 talked with the doctor and Dep Chief Gamble. It is probable that a receiving the first shot in the br . she turned her body so that the se i bullet entered the left side and pf f ;d the kidney. The first bullet woun ,-as but slightly above the heart sXer wounds did not bleed a great dc nor was there much blood from Jfibi's death wound. C Mrs. Gilli was removed to City hospital, where last evening an X-ray was taken, revealing the bullets. Her condition, however, was not such that an effort to probe for the bullets was thought advisable. Mrs. Gilli was vis ited by her husband and children at the hospital and also was seen by State s Attorney F. B. Thomas of Montpelier, who was called into the case alter Grand Jurdr William Wishart had in- vtstigated When called home by the tragedy, Battista Gilli was well-nigh distract ed. He could furnish little light on theJ case except that Goim had owed them money for board and that there had been some talk over the lack of pay ment. Sometimes, too, Gobbi had com plained about the food and was told that if he didn't like it he could go somewhere else. Furthermore, the boarding mistress had at times become exasperated because he would be so irregular in coming to the table, the dinner Hour was at' i and oMeutimes Gobbi wouldn't appuar until 1:30. Sometimes he would be reclining on the rear piazza and would refuse to answer the call to meals for a long time. Gobbi Was Man of Feua Words. Gobbi was a reticent ir.an on most occasions and had very little to say. He was described by nearly all" his ac quaintances as a peaceablo enough fel low, not given to fits of temper but inclined to keep his' own counsel to an unusual degree even to the point of oddity. Of late he had been even more taciturn, having been out of work and having spent hi-s time wandering around or in hi room Other occimunt of the block say that first titev would see him at one corner ot the building standing and looking off: a moment or two later thev would see) him at an other part of tlie building. They give him generally a reputation for being a man of good intentions. His last place of occupation was at Parnegoni Bros.' granite plant; nut, as already stated, he had not worked for a long time and is thought to have been low in funds. (ioblit was 'M years ot age and un married. He was Wrn in Tenero. Swit zerland, and came to the L'nited States and to Barre eight years ago. Two brothers, Amilcare, and Caesar Gobbi, live in Barre, the former f whom car ries on a shoeshop in the basement of the B. Tomasi block and the latter of whom is a stonecutter. Luigi was in his brother's shoeshop yesterday and at that time gave no indication of being mentally unbalanced although he was taciturn as usual. According to the brother, he said little about his af fairs and they knew little of his rela tione, at the Gilli house. They did not think that any infatuation on the part of their brother was the basis for the crime, but the fact that lie was out of work and short of funds may law had jnni( bearing. Besides the brothers in Brfrre. Lttiiri has one brother, Krcole, in Milfoid, Mass.; his father, two sisters, Mr. Massimina Cavagne and Miss Mnrv Gohbi, and one brother, Mario, who reside in Switzerland, ills mother died some years ago. Luigi was the young est in the familv. Mrs. Gilli Respected By Neighbors. Mrs. Gilli, .'10 vear of age and pre possessing in look, ha been a resident of Barre 17 vear. She as born in lt!v, and her hiishand. also a native of Italy, has resiirrd in Barre 25 venra and rs well known to many besides the mejnher of the Italian colonv. Women neighbor of Mr. Gilli give her the credit of being a fine housekeeper, a woman who kept her home in p!ck and span shape. They also say that so far as they know she was a woman above reproach. Mr. Gilli i a stonecutter and has been employed at Burke Bros ' stone- shed. Hi acquaintances give him a good reputation. In fact, the police say thai both Gilli and Gobbi were considered law-abiding citizen. Deputy Chief Camble took the re volver in charge and carried it to the police station, where last night an ex amination of the weapon proved th- ccuracy of Mr, dilli s statement th.it four shot had been fired. There were ur empty shells and one waiting for I7m n n x uifiim TIMBER TRACTS Flames Are Sweeping Through Dry Forests of Northern Ontario BRIDGES. BURNED AT BEE AKEY VILLE, P. Q. Great Damage Is Being Done In Many Sections Quebec, July fi. Forest fires were re ported to-day from many sections of the province following news last night' that flames were sweeping through the dry timber belt of northern On(ario. Two bridges were burned away at Breakeyville, Que., and other fires were destroying wood lands in the district Dasquet and on tjje northern shore at Skelter Bay and Tolumostock. PLAN TO RESET POLES INSIDE CURBING Montpelier & Barre Light & Power Co. Propose Changes on Main Street Made Known Last Night. The Montpelier & Barre Light A. Power Co. plans to reset all poles on Main street between Blackwell and Trospect streets, the pew poles to be placed inside the curinb on the side walks, and oot right in the curbing as. now. This plan wa made public in the application of the company to the city council at its meeting last eve- -ning. The request was referred to the street and lighting committee to in vestigate and report. The report of the estimated expense of extending water mains and sewer on Fairview street was accepted and' the extensions ordered made. Building permits were granted Wal ter P. Scott to build addition to house at 24 Orange street to H. A. Dodge to remodel house at 8 Hutchinson street. and to Dino Poletti to "move barn at 12 Howard street. Monthly reports of the overseer of the poor and chief of police were read and accepted. The police report snowed eight arrests .in .June, one for burglary, one for assault with invent -to kill, two for breach of tha peace, two for intoxication, one for petit lar ceny and one for selling liquor. City warrants were ordered paid as follows: Engineers' pay roll, $42.30; city clerk pay roll, $!)9.07; street pay roll, Si!8.26;' water pay roll, $1.10.40; fire nay roll. J 1 St). 95: nolice nay roll. , .- . . , f , .... - S5.85; overseer of the poor, $20: call, firemen par roll, $tJ50; rity physician, 1!W. Several inquiries regarding the hon- Tbe Funeral of GrsniteTiIIe Mat Wat Held Tuesday. The funeral of Leon Phillips. wh- i ,me Mr.' G,Hi toid the do.-tor died Saturday at the home of Pt-ter ' " . I . V , . ,n"' Luras ia firaniterille of heart trou ble. held at St. Sylvrstr'e rhurch in Graniteville yesterday, and burial the hammer. The revolver is being kept by the poln-e. Hrothers of Luigf declare they knew nothing of his having the weapon. One story ba it that a friend tried to eriiade the young fellow on Monday to give up the weapon but in vain. It I possible that be may have been brooding oter hi financial trou- bV and that his mental state may hae been aggravated by the excessive heat of the Ust few davs. Surely no one in the household expected any urh tragic result of his brooding. TALK OF THE TOWN Mr. L. Nvnen of Concord wa a guest at the home of Janie Gaignn on North Main street over the week end. and she epets to reiflain in the city a week or more. Margaret H. Rolertson. sister of trobbf fired, three of them at her. Iti-M" Ann Robertson of this city and ! may be that tiobbi fired t it at him- 'self, that the first shot reunited m merely grarg hi forehead and that well known in Bsrre through her for mcr residence here, sailed from New York Ci'v July' 4 for ASerdeen. Scot- fire. whK-h the American Legion plan- j immediately he et ut to return h:ja in M. Tsyue-te.ra tmtery. H'L, . aerond trial he tressed the weapon h '"H'l'T Berengsrin. go ned ot build fothe opening eient of rr to the owner and reaver hi .. bearer were Alphone Denowoour, vr,j , ,v, H.h ' e to mke an indefinite iit tir the July Fourth celebration, tnav he ! He found the on-r without mit-h ef-iJoeeph rollm. Adolph I erre and 1-4-I tain. There were r.wder icark on the answered in the statement that tbief f'rt and hi own car ste.rg where he Heney requested no fire be built he- bid left it, just a few feet away. Of cauee of the dryness of the ro.,f and 'course. Mr. IuHf w the j.-ke and buildings in the icinity f the Lrgv.nisoon af'er m rnjirg a mke oa rlub. Mr. Wi',luns..B. wart itr-nor. J "ere was a large crowd , wi nii ,-.-.4rr ni.rL. ,n th r,t,. at the eervir. Mr. rhillipw was Wt ' .h), tKe and a si ght powder in Quehee 7 year ago. He tea e j mark on tHe f re finger of the right two usttr. " in l.yndonviile and th Kwd The t.dT wa cl-th-d in trou- ing the pat two yiN Mis Robert son, who during the war served Tn VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS. Proposal Made to Form a Post ia Barre. A niewing of those interested in forming a Barre post of Veterans of Foreign Wars will be held at Hotel Barre Thursday exening at 8 o'clock, at wrich time .lames H. Cripp of Boston, national deputy chief of staff of tha organization, will outline the work and. if a local post is formed, will in stall the officer. Kligibility to membership in the Vet erans of Foreign Wars is limited to those who hae served the l'nited States in wars on foreign soil, uch at ile Philippines, Cuba, Spain, Haiti, San Domingo, both Mexican affair, tha Boxer uprising in China and the World ' war. The organization was -started in IMKt and i the only national organiza tion composed exclusively of veterans ot the war and campaigns conducted by the l'nited States on foreign soil and in foreign waters. Mr. Cripp. Sergeant Cripp as he a known in the World war. asserts thst the Veterans of Foreign Wars is by no means a rival of the American Legion, does not work in opposition to the Le gion and that more than one-half of the present membership is made up .f L'gion. men. Nergcant Cripp i himself a member of the legion, hating seen much serv ire in Europe, first leirg in the French ambulance eert ice. during which serv -ut he lost two fingers on his right hand at Verdun in I'.'lti. and later join ing the AnuTn-an with whom he went through all fie of the major Ameri can engagement s. losing four toes. be. sides being passed twice and shell sl'oiked. He carries decoration from the French and American government. Post of the Veteran of Foreign "ai hate been formed already at Burlington. Rutland, Rera'tigton. Bel lew Klis. poult ny, Brattleboro. Fair Horn and ergenne. McKAV-WHITNET. Barre People United in Mamtge.at WiHiaastewa. Jt wis learned at the rity elerV a offiee thi triornirg. throir' a returned marriage lieen-e. that Fdward 'raai M-Kv of 2 li!T street, thi o'r. was other Can a 3a. Franoe a a Bed Cro-s rmrse, lias hflinrrwd Saturday. Iu!y 2r,4. to Mtsa rharge of tie puK;c a-h-d pursing Irr.n.a .un Urirney in Wilisac anler the iuini;cs of the Red CYossjtowa bv Kes.Chsr! K. W alh of t4 er, shirt, odcr Mbing, t'ikinj and ta Buffalo, Wyaio. C vegre-itiMnal church.