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THE BARRE DAILY TIMES
VOL. XXVI. No. 243. BARRE, VERMONT. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1922. TRICE, TWO CENTS. 7 GREAT BRITAIN WOULD CUT REPARATIONS TO ONE-THIRD VOFTREATY And Then, If Germany Does Not Comply, Would Perhaps Join in Coercive Measures As Proposed By France to Enforce Al lies' Decree CROWD SWARMS BEACH TO WATCH FOR RUM BRITISH ASK FAIR TRIAL OF SCHEME Prime Minister B o n a r Law's Complete Plan Was Passed Upon By British 'Cabinet and Will Be Taken To the Allied Premiers' Conference London, Dec. 30 (By the .Associated Tress). Prime Minister Bonax Law will take to the Paris conference of premier, a complete plan, upon which the British cabinet passed judgment yesterday," in the hope of obtaining a French agreement for,a final settle ment of the reparations problem, it wan announced in British official quar ter to-day. Details of Mr. Bonar Law's repara tions plan were not available, but it s believed it will et down Germany's .total obligation at approximately one Hf third the Versailles! treaty figure. The British desire that the French give Germany a fair trial under the new scheme which, if it is not pro ductive of the desired results, would be supplemented by French schemes involving' coercive methods. It was stated in official circles this forenoon that it was believed the speech delivered by Secretary of State Hughes in New Haven list night would be helpful to the Paris confer ence. . . ; " . One third of the Versailles treaty figures which Mr. Bonar Law's repara- tiou plan is believed to Call for, would be 44,000,060,000, gold marks or ap proximately $11,000,000,000. The treaty of Versailles did not name any definite sum due from Ger niany, but specified the various classes of damage under which Germany was to pay reparations. The duty of asaess 'V )ng the damage was assigned to the v repartion commission. MORTGAGE ON, ', ' WEALTH OF GERMANS TO TWENTY PER CENT Hopeful That Some of the Wrecked Spindler's Cargo Would Be Washed Ashore. Provineetown, Mass., Pec. 30. With the Yarmouth, N. S., schooner Annie L. Spindler, wrecked on Race Point yes terday while running rum, still fast aground, the beaches of this end of Cape Cod were doubly patrolled to day. The coast guards, whose vigilance saved the lives of Captain Denie Amero and his crew, were supplanted by scores of. persons from this and other cape towns to whom sight of a wreck alone was no new thing. But the prospect of having some of the 600 cases of whis key which the Spindler's ' manifest showed she carried, come washing ashore, was the subject of keen obser vation. The schooner, a three-master, which according to her papers was bound from St. Pierre for Nassau, is a wreek beyond possibility of salvage, it was said. How much of her cargo remains aboard is not certain. The coast jruard omciais say the matter is not one that they can discuss. Captain Amero said he found it necessary to throw most of it overboard during the storm Thurs day night which blew the schooner onto this coast. . i . HIGH SCHOOL GIRL SHOT, POLICEMAN KILLED, SLAYER INJURED The Tragedies Took Place in New York Early Thii Morning. New York, Bee. 30. One of three men early to-day abotNi hich school girl as she was en route from a school entertainment, killed a policeman and in turn was shot and probably fatal ly wounded by another policeman. the girl, Minnie Finkelsteln. 17. was snot through the hip. Her wound was not serious. I he dead officer was Wil liam J. O'Malley, a probationary po uceman. 'DOLLAR A YEAR' MEN INDICTED Together With Benedict Crowell, Assist. Sec. of War Under Wilson FREEDOM IF THEY QUIT LAND President Offers It To Eight I. W. W. Convicts in Hayward Case THEY MUST NEVER RETURN TO AMERICA FOR CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD FACED DEATjH UNFLINCHINGLY. Is Said to Be Guiding Principle of Rep arations Proposals Which '.' Germany Will Make. ' Paris, Dec. 30. A mortgage on the wealth of the German people up to 20 per cent of its total value is the cuiding principle of the reparations proposals which Germany will make to the premier conference, according to the version 01 the lierman plan giv en by Luden Chassaigne, foreign edi lor of the Journal. The mortgage, the writer says, would be established by means of in come tax returns. .Small business would make direct payments on the obligation, but in the case of large con feres special shares of non-voting tock having preference in the profits, would he created. All these shares would be centered in a bank in Hol land or Switzerland managed by a mixed control board presided over by a neutral. Such a mortgage, M. Chassaigne rays, is estimated by the Germans to produce thirty billon gold marks. In return, however, Chancellor Cuno, the article declares, will ask for abroga tion of those clauses of the Versailles treaty which limit German commercial activity. . Although France accepts the prin ciple of a mortgage on German wealthy the editor says that Herr Cuno's fig ure is much too small inasmuch as the French share in the total would drop to sixteen billion gold marks, or about lialf of the amount she has already spent in reconstructing the devastated regions. The international bankers, the writ rr asserts, are inclined to favor a loan to Germany. The Petit Paris ien learns that the French reparations plan is now ready nd that it requires only the approval of Premier Poincare, who will examine it Suniav. A mating of the experts was held at the foreign office yester day and it is understood that a com plete understanding was reached be tween them and the staff of Marshal Foch, which is rfaarged with providing fr ptsible military consequences. . 14 T LEAST ONE DEAD IN ARDMORE FIRE ' Tw Block f Prsme Buildings Were Destroyed Early To-day. Ardmore, Okia.. Dec 30. At lt one person was killed id two bWks Two Men Executed at Kilkenny, First Outside Dublin. Belfast. Dec 30. (By tha Associated PrSfi 1 Th . J Mtt Win A ll iH annir In which two men were "put to death yesterday as enemie of the Irish Free State, were the first to be carried out by the government outside of Dublin. The two men executed were John Phelan and Murphy. Both were recent ly captured in south Kilkenny with arms and ammunition in their posses sion. The condemned men were attended during their last moments by fathers tavanaugh and Urea. The prisoners walked steadily to the place of execu tion and unflinchingly faced the firing squad, me volley was heard through out the town. Phelan, who was a laborer, left 1 widow and two children; Murphy, a farm worker, was single. BORAHS WITHDRAWAL REMOVES ISSUE But Ee Says He May Offer Amend ment to Some Other Bill. Washington, Dec. 30. Although pri vstely. stating that lie was prepared to offer it as an amendment to some other bill should the necessity arise, 8en ator Borah's decision to withhold his proposal for an international economic conference as an amendment to the naval appropriation bill was regarded to-day aa having settled the immediate issue which has held the Senate in it grip for nearly a week. The, Idaho senstors announcement that he would withhold the proposed amendment came as the climax after administration assurances had been given by Senator Watson of Indiana, that the president alpready was sound ing out the situation in a way which might lead to a movement aiding in the adjustment or economic conditions In Europe. r FOUR GAS VICTIMS AT BROCKTON, MASS. With Windows Shut Tight and Gat Heater and Jet Going Full Blast Brockton, Mass., Dec 3a With 'the door and the windows closed ticht and a gas heater, and jet going full blast, Katchador S. Katchacheria, 35, a mer chant tailor; bis wife, Armet, 30, their baby, barop, six months, and a niece, Aghagany, 14, were smothered when the gas flames ate up the oxygen in their comparatively small bed room, j The bodies were found this forenoon. The aieoe had apparently attempted to get out of the room, but fell before she was able to open the door. STILL AT ODDS At End of Sixth Week f the Laosanne Comfe reset. Lausanne, IVr. 30 (By the Associated Press 1 The Near East coBfriee complete its sixth wk to-day with the allied and Turkish delegations still at odds over important issues. As Jsmet J aha and s associate awaited fsiiii'T instruction frc-tn their of frame bu!ee bniidinirs wsre d- I reirernment at Ansv ra, it smcd eer-5 ".d. BlaiKksM, Barry strayed, in aa earlv morn in? fire lw?e Special Grand Jury In vestigating War Frauds Reported To-day Washington. D. C, Dec. 30 (By the Associated Press). Benedict Crowell, assistant secretary of war under the Wilson administration and six "dol lar a year" men associated with the council of national defense, were in dicted here to day by the special grand jury in vest iga ting war frauds, . on charges of conspiracy to defraud the government in construction of war time army camps and cantonments. The others indicted are , William A. Starrett. Morton CTuttle, C. W. Lun- doff, Clair Forster, John 8. McGibbons, James A. Meers. . The indictment charges a conspiracy to maladminister existing laws and regulations; to control the giving of contracts to friends, associates apd clients under the "cost plus" system, which it is charged resulted in a loss to the government of millions of dol lars and reduced the morale, of labor. Were Convicted of Con spiracy and Violation of War-time Laws STATE TREASURY AT BOSTON GUARDED Action Was Said to Be Due to At tempt to Rob a Young Womaa of Department Pay Roll. Boston, Dee. 30. The state treas urer's office in the State House was under guard by two polk oflicers in plain clothes to-day. This action, which officials would not discuss, was said to have been due to art attempt by two men to rob a young woman with a partial payroll of a state department in the corridor of tha Capitol yester day. . - Ibe young woman was said to have left the treasurer's office with a fair ly large sum of money. In a corridor she was accosted by a man who start ed towards her, whistling sharply. A second man stepped from behind a pil lar at the signal. The young woman, however, screamed and ran, and - tha men turned away and escaped. r - DR.MKOININBED WITH BRONCHITIS Washington, D. C, Dec. 30. The sen tences of eight members of the Indus trial Workers of theWorld, convicted in the Haywood case of conspiracy and violation of .war-time laws, were com muted by President Harding to-day to expire at once on condition that the eight prisoners leave the United States and never return. The men whose sentences were com muted were 1 Aurrelio Vincent i Azuara sentenced to twenty years; C. J. Bourg, ten years; Peter Green, ten years; Charles L. Lambert, twenty years; Harry Lloyd, five years; Burt Ixirton, ten years; Warn bcarlett, twenty years; Archie (Sinclair, ten years. All the men are subject to deporta tion and it was a condition of their commutation that should they return to this country, the clemency granted would be void. It was further said that the president had reached the decision that should any one of them return, they would be apprehended and re turned to Leavenworth penitentiary to serve omj. the remainder ot his sen tence. - ' . ' The prisoners will be given sixty days in which to arrange tor their de partura and will be required to give bond on tbeir departure from prison that" they will appear at a stated time and surrender themselves for deport tion. WITH DRAWN GUNS BANDITS MADE RAID He Is Held In Connection With the Mer Rouge Outrage. Baltimore Md., Dec. 30, Dr. M. B. Mi Roin, held here on a rharuft of mur der in connection with the killings of Watt Daniels and Thomas Richards by hooded men in Mer Rouge, La., was suf ferinir from bronchitis at the city jail to-day. lie was ordered to bed by the iail physician, who issued instructions that visitors be denied the patient. Special deputy hheriff Calhoun "of Morehouse i'arish, IM., who naa with 1 a requisition on the governor of Man land for the returne to Louisiana of Dr. McKoin. is expected to arrive to-morrow. It it believed lovernor Ritchie will not act on the case until Tuesday. TWO MEN FATALLY . HURT IN COLLISION Got Away With $20,000 When They Caught Cleveland Paymaster and Escort OS Guard. Cleveland, O., Dec. 30. Armed ban dits to day held up the paymaster of the Ferry Cap and Screw company with the $20,000 weekly payroll. The robbers entered the offices of the com pany with pistols drawn. The pay master, just returned from a bank with the money, heavily guarded by an armed escort, was caught off his guard by the audden raid. KIDNAPPED GIRL BACK. LITTLE VALUE , AS HUSBAND Douglas Woodhouse So Considered By Elder Woodhouses' Counsel SEEKING NEW TRIAL OF ALIENATION CASE Verdict of $465,000 "Shock to the Judicial Sense of Justice' By Whea Automobile Was Struck Train at Woodbury, J- Woodbury, N. J., Dec. 30. Clarence Alexander Wrav, a member of the 191 B Cnivereity of Pennsylvania football team and Lewis A. Bruncer of Miila- delphia died early, to day as a result of injuries received when a Pennsyl vania railroad train struck their auto mobile her late last night. Miss Cath erine M. Johnston, Philadelphia, and Miss Elisabeth M. Price, Washington. D. C. were injured. W. C H0AG AGAIN CHAMPION Of Vermont Checker Player, in Plty- 9 at Montpelier. W. C Hoar of Buriinrtoa again holds the championship for Vermont checker players, running vp 51 points at the annual playoff held in tho Apollo club rooms in Moatpelier Wednesday after noon and Thursday morning. Hoag was losely trailed by W. U. Johnon of Norwich, who finished with SO points. meet Stacy of Barre gained consider- ble attention early in the games but bis playing fell off towards the close. The scores of the eighteen players aking part as fnllow) W. C- Hiag. Burlington, 51 ; W. O. Johnson, Nor- K-h. SO; Wiliiam Gill. White River Junction, and Enwst ftary, Barre. 4; i H- Perry and W. H. Me-er, Barre, 2i H. L Douglas, North Calais, 40; Loweai MeLeod, Barre, 3; W. D. In- galla, Kichford, and A. C Bianchard, Montpelier, 31; J. . Tagfart, Ran- olph, 31; . U I r rkms, Jdontpeiier, 31; F. . Lambrrtoon, MarsfcfMd, and r. ; t . 1 Un Soon After Father Had Reported Dis- appearance to Polico. Detroit, De,. 30c Eicht ar old Mary Giovannangeli, kidnapped eight nays ago and held for a ransom of $20,000 was returned to her home to day less than 12 hours after her fa ther, Nichols Giovannangeli, east side banker, had reported her dissppear a nee to the polios. She had not been harmed and in formed her parents she had been tak en to a farmhouse. Hhe had been well cared for and even feted on Christmas day, she said. BOARDMAN HALL, BOSTON, SUICIDE Attorney Had Been in Failing Health Since an Elevator Accident. BrooIJine. Mass., Deis. 30. Board- man Hall, a Boston attorney, commit ted suicide to-day by shooting himself through the mouth with a pistol at his home here. He had been in failing health since an elevator accident a year ago. He was at one time an assistant district attorney in Boston. He was born in Bangor, Me. Burlington, Dec, 30. Attorneys for the defense confined all their efforts to arguing for a new trial in the Wood house million dollar alienation suit before Judge S. R. Moulton in Chit tenden county court wnen a hearing was given on the motion to set aside the verdict of $405,000 against Mr, and Mrs. L. E. Woodhouse as being excessive and bias. . JNo attempt was made to seek to have the verdict cut down. ' Attorney W. R. Austin, for Dorrit Woodhouse, stated to the court that ho wished to have it appear on the records that he had been handed the motion five minutes before the argu ments were begun. Charles H. Darling, who read the motion first arued that the amount of compensatory damages was gross ly excessive because the cate didn't slww anything of peculiar value in the affections, consort or companionship of Douglas Woodhouse. It was necessary in fixing the damages to arrive at the value of Douglas ca a married man. There was nothing to show that Doug las had a peculiar value but rather the evidence showed that he was of less value than the ordinary man in this respect. The actual damages were inconsid erable, according to Mr. Darling's ar gument. The loss f conjugal society was inconsequantal. After Dorrit and Douglas were married they w?ra to gether but a small part of tli time and the final separation came about a year after the wedding. There waa nuthiog to show that any effort waa made by eitbet Dorrit orDonglas to hold the other. There was a feeling of indifference between them all through their married life, If it wasn't something less. There was no effort at home ties. The attorney also ar gued that there was nothing to show that Douglas was susceptible to out side .influences and there was also no evidence to show that there was any coercion used by the parents. Douglas waa not worth any mors than rto.000 and any aid he couki render in a financial way certainly could not exceed that. Judge Darling argued that to place the valuation of a man worth $w,000 at 405,000 wm a "shock to the judicial sente of jus ties." He also argued that when it came to the pain, humiliation and suf fering of the wife in the case there was nothing to show that it was any greater in this case than in similar cass which bad resulted in a verdict as low as a dollar. Dorrit Woodhouse was in the 'court room but neither Mr. or Mrs. Wood house was nresent. There wern fsw er than a half dozen persons in the LEGISLATOR DIED SUDDENLY Dr. Frederick Osgood of ; Townshend Made Calls Yesterday , 250 TOYS DISTRIBUTED. SENT FOR NURSE, DIED BEFORE SHE CAME Acute - Pneumonia And Heart Trouble Causes of - Death Bratlleboro. Dec. 30. Dr. Frederick I Osgood of Townshend, aged 64, town reprcacntativeslelect to the legislature which convenes at Montpelier next week, died of acute pneumonia and heart trouble this morning. He made his regular calls yesterday afternoon called for the public health nurse this morning but died before she arrived. Dr. Osgood was a native of Brook line.' He was graduated from the lini versity of Vermont and practksed in Townshend and the surrounding tern tory for 33 years. He was a member of the .Masonic and Odd fellows or ders and was town moderator, . . . He leaves his wife, who was Liita Davidson, and two sons, Fred I.. Os eood. a chemist in Pittsburgh, and M Mark Osgood, a teacher in White River Junction. LEGISLATURE WILL CONVENE NEXT W EEK In audience. KEEP ROAD OPEN. LOSSES CAUSED SUICIDE. Joseph Burke, Newr York Bookkeeper, Dropped 127,500 ia Six Months. New York, Dec. 30. Stock market losses, which reduced his bank account from f'29,000 to $1500 in six months, were believed by police to have Cmpted the suicide of Joseph Burke, kkeeper, found dead in his home last night from gas. A note to his sister, Mrs. E.-B. Thome of Pleasant ville, N. Y., said he was tired of liv- ine- . " . WITH BRICK IN HAND, BEFORE GEM WVSDOW Maa Giving Nam of Edward Edgar- ' son Waa Arrested ia Boetoa. Boston. Dec. 30. A man giving the name of Edward Edarson, with aliases of Anderson and Burke, was appre hended by police in front of a jeweler'a window to-day, - holding a brwtc wrapped in a newspaper. In hi pock ets were found a clipping from a New York newspaper of Nov. 13, describing a iewelry robbery there, in which 000 worth was taken, effected by break ing a window with a br-k: wrapped in a towel. Pawn tirkels in his pockets bore New York addresses. WORKMAN KILLED. By Exptosioa ef Chamber ia Burring Machine. Wevmouth, Msec, Dec. 30. Tha ex- potion of a chamber ia a rhirring ma Proposal Under Way for Highway Be tween Barre and Montpelier. Automobile owners of this city, who have been contemplating putting up their cars because of the recent heavy tall of snow, need not do so, accord ing to plans under way by the Barre and Alontpeiier Boards of Trade. They plan to keep ope for travel all win ter the road between Barre and Mont pelier. From the standpoint of business men in Barre and Montpelier it is a good idea and they are willing to give both their assistance and support in bringing it about, several already pledging from $-0 to 100 for the work. Lyndon ville and St. Johnsbury can be taken aa an example of towns in wnicn-ina project nai worked out suc cessfully. Last year the roads not only oeiween inese two towns but also be tween Lyndon ville and Burke, a dis tance: of four miles, and Lyndonville to Sheffield, a distance of seven miles. were kept open for traffic. The work coat the town of Lyndonville about $T, which was the ordinary cost of roiling meir own roads. Other contri butions, made by creamery owners and aoctors, took care of the balance. The town clerk of Lrndonvilie aavs "We had -good wheeling all winter and the roads. were good as far as White River Junction except in one or two small towns. The equipment used was . , 1 ... jus irguiar roao scraper which scraped the road wide enough to allow the passage of two cars at any point." a . v , " r j uanBxs IS lO o DIS fie among tha large business men of the city and, later, the Individual owners will be asked for their help in the work. Tho committee in charge from Montpelier consists of Mayor D. K. Lillie, W. I McKee and P. E. Callahan, while the Barre committee is composed of J. B. Kelly, Dan Perry, H. U Camp bell and 1L G. Bennett. TALK OF THE TOWN Governor-Etect Proctor Will Be augurated Thursday, It Is Expected. Next eek bide fair to be a busy week in Montpelier, with all of the ar rangements that are now planned in connection with the convening of leg islature. Monday is New years day with usual functions that attend that holiday, while Tuesday morning Unit ed State district court will convene, and also the Vermont supreme court. These two courts will bring many at torneys into Montpelier. The same day tha winter meeting of the Vermont Bar association will take place and this will bring out many at torneys who may not be interested in the opening of the supreme and other courts. Ob Wednesday the courts will settle down to -the usual handling of cases nd the legislators, having arrived on Tuesday, will assemble at tha State House for . the three months' sojourn, the general assembly convening sat 10 o'clock that morning, being calhalt to order by the secretary Of state, who will preside until a speaker is elected. The other officers will be elected and then adjournment will occur until the afternoon session when the drawing of seat will occur. Possibly the women who have been elected will be given the first .chances. Lieutenant Governor Abram Foot will preside over the Sen ate until the second day of the ses sion, in all probability. It looks as though Roswell Austin would be elected clerk of the House sgain without opposition, while M. C Taft yery likely will return as secre tary of the Senate. They will each act informally until election occurs. If it is agreeable to the speaker of the House and th president of the Senate, very likely the official reporters will At Salvation Army Christmas Tree Last Evening. The Christmas tree eirercises of the Salvation Army were held in the corpis1 headquarters last night, the haU being filled and young and old being made cheerful throutrh the irradiation of the Christmas spirit or the distribution of gifts.- As many as 250 toys were passed out to the boys and girls, the two trees being covered with articles of many sorts, An interesting pro gram was carried out. The program was as iollowss Red tation, "Xmas Time," George Chris tianj song, "Santa Claus," Miss Flor ene Bertrams organ selection, "Christ mas Carol," Mrs. Briggs; instrumental duet, "God Gave His toon," Capt. n. Bevan and Lieut. R. Fitton ; vocal quartet, "Come and Worship," Ensign Kusso and capt. xurKingon or moni pelier and Capt. Bevan and Lieut. Fit ton of Barre: home scene in the Chap lin family, by oung ladies: recitation Miss Freda Spreadburyt Christmas sonff. Miss Lillian Spreadbury; instru mental duet. "Nearer. My God. to Thee," Capt. Bevan and Lieut. Fitton oriran selection, "Scatter Seeds o Kindness," Mrs. Briggs; vocal solo Mrs. Briggs 5 reading of 23d psalm. Capt. .Bevan; vocal duet, "there is Fountain," Capt. Bevan and Lieut Fitton; DEATH OF C. E. THWING. Marshfield Merchant Was Former Res ident of Barre. Marshfield, Dec. 30. -The coram uni tv was saddened and shocked to learn of the eudden death of C E. Thwing Friday morning at 6 o clock. Although he had not enjoyed good health for the past two years, owing to a tubercular trouble, he had apparently been as well as usual, and was attending to cuHtomers in his stoTe Thursday fore noon. In the afternoon he suffered a fainting attack and grew gradually worse until he peacefully passed away the following morning. Tha deceased was born in Barre 59 years ago th 17th of this month, the son of James and Eliza (Peck) Thwing. He worked at the granite trade in Barre until 12 years ago, when he came to this town and purchased the hardware store of the late T. II. Bar ton. ! '' Mr. Thwing was highly respected by his fellow townsmen and bis honesty and strict adherence to the golden rule won for him many friends. In his passing the community has suffered a distinct loss. ' The deceased was twice married, his first wife dying Sept. 11, 1911, soon after coming to this town. On Aug. 5, 11114, ha married Miss Idiui G. bmith of this place. She survives, as do two sisters, Mrs.. Adella Scott of Barre and Mrs. Frances Clark of Medford, Mass He waa a member of Marshfield lodge, K. of P.. and of the Masonic lodge of Barre and Nobles of the Mys tic hftrine. , - , Funeral services will b held Tues day at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, with burial in th family lot in Barre. " FUNERAL OF. YOUNG BOY. Was Held at Home of His Parents On Madison St. . The funeral of little James S. Milne, eight year old son of Alderman and Mrs. John K. Mi Ine, was held at 1:30 this afternoon from the house at 11 Madison street. Rev William McN. Kittredge of the Presbyterian church, of which the boy was a constant at tendant, officiated. 1 here was a great profusion of flowers from friends and neitrhsora, as well as many nice set pieces. - ; The bearers were six little piav- mates and friends of the child, beine be Charles DeF. Bancroft, who has had' Joseph Rousse, James McDonald, tmsinainnsi 11 a T 1 . ' - v-t .it 1 experience, Mr. Crane of Burlington and Vharles T. Walter of St. Johns- bury, who are. new men on tho job. Fred Creaaey, who has served two ses sion aa door keeper of the House, will bo on the job again, as will Postmaster Porter, who haa served for two ses sions. Thursday morning, if the usual form is used, the retiring governors message will be given and in the aft ernoon Governor-elect Rcdfield Proctor will tell the legislature his ideas about economy in state administration and, having performed that duty, he will take up th active work as vxnt.ir of th state. Governor James Hartneas. in the eve ning of that day, will irive a retention to th incoming governor. Other func tions whirh generally pert sin to the opening of session seem to be eliminated. Burton Bell, Francis Drake, John Fittgerald and Amiel Chatot. Among those from out of town in attendance were Mrs. James Stephens of Ae Haven, limn., and other rel atives and friends from Montpelier, North Montpelier and nearby towns The city council, of which Mr. Milne is a member, attended in a body The child's body wss taken to the vault at Elmwood cemetery to await interment in the family lot in Hope cemetery in the spring. SAW FLICKER, PHONED ALARM Barre Teleph j Operator, Mrs. EU- Broggi, . ' Averte tig Loss .'"0 AS FIREOKE OUT IN SHEPl?,D CO. STORE ' ' Firemen boon Put Out Fire But Smoke Did Much Damage FUNERAL OF E. P. JOHNSON. SAZT0NS RIVER BOY SHOT. Victor Burgess, 10, Victim of Gua H Wa Carrying. Saxton River, Dec. 30, f tor Bur gess, lo year-old son of Archi V. ll . . . ,1.. ,i n uiK ui ma iui roaa. nutnm i River, died Thursday evening four! Waa Held at th Hooker Chapel Yes- terday. Funeral services for Edwin P. John son, who passed away at the City hos pital Wednesday after an illness cov ering a period of several years, was held from the Hooker chapo! yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. F. L. Good speed of the Congregational church officiated before a large gath ering of friends and relatives. The bearers for the service were friends of the deceased. Among those from out of town who hour, aft-r . cam her to attend were Air. anS Airs, a 22 rifle lodged a bullet in his brain. The bullet entered iust below th left ear end went out completely through the brain and fractured U skull, making madical aid hopeless. Th Purges lad with hi older brother, Morton, who is 13 year old George Fox of Wareham, Mans., Ar thur Johnson.Worcest, and Mrs. F JL Harris of Worcester, brothers and sis ters of the deceased. There were al several other distant relative from surrounding towns present. After the short servic the body was and his grandmother 80 odd years. W ,' conveyed t th Green Mount cern been in th wood lot at th rear of the j'T in Montpelier for , entombment Burgess home and were returning whea vn accident occurred. The rrand- mothrr was walking with Victor be hind tha load of wond, when audenly the gun, which ta lad carried, went off and he fell to the road. Bush along tf roadway are believed to have caught th trigper. Dr. W. D. Bowen of Sxtow River was called but could do little for the boy. WRITEHILL CONFIRMED. Th first regular meeting of f'ohM. Hill grange for the new vear will take place Tuesday, Jan. 2, whea th officers for the coming year will be installed. District Deputy Russell Collins of East Montpelier, assisted by Mrs. Russell Collins, will have charge of th tn stallatioa of officer, whk'h will b fol lowed by a short program and euppr. The program ia a follows: Readmit tinned by the Senate m . . . m . t . m am rrporv i rnaincaD fl committer A Collect or ef Cuitsmi for Vermont District. Waterbury,' De. 30. H. C. White hill was informed to-day that. hi ap pointment s collector of customs for th district of Vermont and Cbo coun ty. New Hampshire, ha bee coa- until spring, when burial can be made. There were a large number of flow er and set piece sent by friends and relatives for th service. BASK MERCER RATIFIED. tnday. Two other person 'e report ed ausirg lain that a settlement cf ei cn one of I enla, 25: C C. Lsrrherton. Mars the froiMe vne prrsb'etns no the aifa-JtS; A. C U'raan. Mrifir U. and ta ci.u'd not take p'ace tfc.s jer. D sn mGvo4 in, M t Ip'lier, 11. chin caused the death to-day of t's-joa good ofth order, s read at th car Gailadet while at work at th j annual session of the state grange bv Lat V ermouth Wool Raring com-j Mr. Dnuglaa Roben; piano solo, Karj psay. Struck on the head by part of s Winters; c ot. I number, Edna Mc ttie cvlinder. Gailadet wt flung I Allister, assisted br Nannie Norm. nor Lathrrp. era es and t bfied. j famuca an opetiT on the fu jrth fWr j F.lii ! Nr-jirt a wool wrsTg ir.atine oa the . V! Vermoat National and Peoples Na tional f Bratlleboro. BratUeboro, Pre 30, Stockholder of both th People's National bank and th erroont National bank ia special meeting yesterday voted to ratifv a a agreement of consolidation entered into by th board of directors nnder the name Vermont-People's National bank. In th meeting of th People's Na tional bank stockholders lfil share oit of th total of 2.000 wer Toted. Of this Bomber 15M were in favwr of th consolidation and share held by Wa.ai.i-to. County Cnrt Meet. Jsa vT Washington county eosirt wil ma. I t!dt-k)wtdrr' meet. 42i scares ne Thursday worartj?. Jsnnsry 4'.h. were votd out of a total tf Jvi to finish the tns .f the Jept nahrr j shares. Not a shsre was voted term wfckb wss left unfinished h'it j sramot the wterger rls and o Prompt action by a night teleplwn operator, Mrs. Ethel Broggl, in calling the fire department at 12:30 this morn ing, after she saw the reflection of fire in the rear of the- Quarry Bank build ing, averted a heavy loss and possible destruction of the bulling. Responding with the heavy motor truck, the fire men found a brisk fire in a workshop at the rear of the Mrs. Shepard Co., Inc.,. woman's apparel store, and the en tire store filled with smoke. The loss from fire itself is not large but the smoke damage is considerable. The firemen did not find it necessary to use water as the partial contents of a 45-gallon tanic sufficed to extinguish the flames enough so that burning hats, dresses and other materials in th workshop eould be hurled out of the window in the rear of the store. The building was only slightly damaged by fire, the flames being checked after they had burned around the window in the workshop; and the beaver-board partitions kept the flames from get ting into the store itself although the fire had been smouldering and burning for hours probably six hours before the alarm. The cause of the fire was an elec tric flatiron, whieh had been left with the current turned on when the store was closed at 6:30 last evening. The flatiron was resting on an ironing ta ble in the workshop and when the con tinued current heated the iron to the point of combustion for inflammable mate-rial in contact the trouble started. Much of the material in the room was in process of making into bats, dresse and other articles of women's apparel. This workroom presented a devastated condition to-day although, after put ting out the flames, the firemen turned their attention toward sweeping out the liquid from the chemical tank and removing much of the debris. The Mrs. Shepard Co., Inc., earned a large stock of delicate fabrics on which the action of the amoke was harmful, so that the loss will be considerably beyond that occasioned by the element of fir iteelf. The smoke was driven out as soon as possible hut it had al ready done much damage befors the firemen arrived. Chief Heney and one fireman remained at the store for some time to guard against any further out break of the fire, and during th re mainder of the night a police guard was stationed to prevent th theft of goods. , , The smell of smoke pei-meated th entire building but all damage was con fined to the Mrs. Miepard Co. store. Had the fire been allowed to gain more headway there w-ould have been very serious consequences, as the Quarry Bank building contains two banks, (wo stores, many offices of professional men, real estate dealers, granite men, Board of Trade and New England Tel- phone Telegraph Co. on the sec- i a j .v- . : vim uwi s-iiu me ujreruniD rooms cn f the telephone company and the Urge i serably hall on the third floor. The building waa bought a short time ago by the Quarry Savings Bank & Trust Co. Chief Heney, remarking to-day about the firemen's ability to keep the loss down, gave a great deal of credit to Mrs. Broggi, who, after seeing the re flection of flames on the Pape house in the rear of the Quarry'Bank building, promptly telephoned her suspicions to the fire station. Her position in the telephone office waa almost directly over th plane - where the flames were making headway. Chief Heney says the telephone operators have been very helpful in keeping the fire losses down in Barre. by prompt service in trans mitting calls to th station. Th Shepard store carried insurance in tli agencies of Drew and Lynde, John Dillon and McAllister & Kent, while, in addition, the Pap agency had insurance on th building. BURIAL IN BARRE. Body of Mrs, Emila Brault Brought from Hyacinthe, P. Q. The funeral of Mrs. Emila Brault, who died the first of the week at her bom in St. Hyacinthe, P. Q., waa held at St. Monicas church here Fndsy morning at 9 o'clock, Rev. P. M. Me Kenna officiating. He spoke very highly of the esteem in which Sirs. Brault was held in this community, where site was a former resident. In terment was in th Catholic cemetery, tha bearers being her son. J. A. Brault. Wilmer and Alfred Brault. and Charles Caron. Tho from out of town who came to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Brault of Providenoe, R, I., Mrs. J. M. Brault of HU Al bans, with her daughters, Irene aul Gertrude, and sons, ilmcr an.lsAI- fred Brault, MARRIED AT RANDOLPH. fir bei? her Fnturf. It is h-fd tXat s .'miee Fraik rh siijniimed f irt i -r oKd ny fn t the pTxp"-J tr.xsv as can iJ attend. the t Inn ms i n-i.4ss. cfnat;s). Mis. lube Lie Fraser f Barr and Gail G. Fassett of Randolph. Randolph. Dec 30, Mies Isabel! Fraser ff Barre and Gail G. asset t, son of Mr. Gertrude Faett of thi place, were united in marriag by Rev. Krer Metiger Dec. 23. Mrs. Faasett has been employed at the Randolph inn. NO PAPER MONDAY, SEW YEAR'S DAY On Mrx!ar, New Yaf "a day, there will b no iw c-f The Tirjj. in l?epmg With r. -rnt cutm.