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THE BENNINGTON EVENING
BANNER it .TWENTIETH YEAR NO. .7830. oiMMMiMnuiv vhKMU.M THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1922. PRICE 1 CENTS; 12 CENTS PER WEEK. Next Week the Annual Open Season of Abusing the Legislature Begins. Mostof the Hunting Will Bs Done With Popgunsand Mouth Organs i. ICHIINT PAIH CONFESSED GISSElIPJIIj IUIIK .11 1EW IKING lMt!M More than 1200 Shots Fired De-' fore Jones Was Subdued SHOOTS DEPUTY SHERIFF . Barricades House and Stands off Posse of Police and Citizens Steubonviilo, 0., Doc. 2S. Morn than 1200 shots were exchanged last night between deputy sheriffs, slate police and armed citizen and Joseph Jones, 50, at Follansbee, V, Va., af ter Jones had shot Harry Jones, a lirook county deputy sheriff and bar Headed him.self in his home. The. deputy had none to the JoneH homo in response to a telephone sum nions from Mis. Joseph Jones that her husband was threatening her life. According to Mrs. Jones, her hus band came, home early and at tempted to force her at the point of a Run to deed him three houses she owned. She refused and made her escape calling the sheriff's office at Wellsburg. W. Va. Deputy Sheriff Jones and Iee Chambers, chief of police of Wellsburg, hastened to tho home and found Jones standing on the front porch. Jones immediately opened fire, wounding the deputy in the leg. About 20 shots were ex changed between Joseph Jones and Police Chief Chambers before the lat ter retired. Taking the wounded deputy, Cham bers returned to Wellsburg, where he was reinforced by six deputy sheriffs and two state policemen, with two machine guns and 10 riot guns. They started for tho Jones home. A volley of shots from the house met the posse on their arrival and heavy tir ing was immediately opened by the officers, who were joined by armed Follansbee citizens. The machine guns were brought into action and a hail of bullets poured into the house. Jones kept up a steady return lire from downstairs windows and latT, from upstairs. Of ficers declared JoneH fired at least 100 shots during the battle. Finally The llvf from the house ceased and Jones was found lying unconscious on the floor. He was placed under arrest and taken to a hospital. Tho house was completely riddled by bullets. STANDS BY EX-WIFE CHARGED WITH MURDER My.-tery Surrounds Shooting in Apart ments of Louisville, Ky., Divorcee. Louisville, Ky., Dec. 2S. The air of mystery surrounding the shooting of O. I. Black In the upaitmeiit of Mrs. Olive D. Jones, divorcee, was in creased yesterday by tacts uncover ed by police department investiga tors. Mrs. Jones, who claims she fired In self defense, faces a charge of murder. Otilclals declared important points in the woman's account of the trag edy bad been contradicted. Investigators intimated that the discovery of a piece of looped wire outside, the window, near which the body was found, was considered of importance. Tho wire, together with the marks believed to have been caused by shoo nails, indicated a possibility that Black was shot in another room from the one in which the body was found, and raised or lowered through the window, it was said. Mrs. Jones' former husband de clared in Cincinnati that prior to the shooting, plans had been made for the ru-marrlago of the divorced couple on January 1. He reiterated his statement that he would stand by Mrs. Jones throughout the case. Fort Explodes And Kills Nine Rome, Dec, 2S. (By tho Associated Press) Nine men were killed when n fort near Leont blew up during the night. The disaster was caused by an nc The disaster was caused y an nc - discharged other ammunition. Debris was scattered for miles. ARM TROUBLES AMUNDSEN He Has on X-Ray Examination of Old Fracture Made at Nome Nome, Alaska, Dec. 27. (Associated Tress.) Captain Itoald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, now leader of an expedition to the North Pole, Is having trouble with the arm which was tract u reu on Mooria wnen ne look the GJoa from the Atlantic to tho i lf i oee-m throiiuli the Northwest .1 1 L r,. i. e , i. M,n,uu1 Passage from 1D03 to 1!I05, Captain Amundsen, who In winter ing lure, tins had an x-ray oxaminu-' tion made of his arm. I I'nable to 'hear from the schooner Maud, In which he left the United States last summer, through tho Fair banks and Noorvlk Radio stations In Alaska, Captain Amundsen hns sent a District of Columbia Grand Jury be message through Stnvanger, Norway, foro which the Department of Justice to the vessel, which Is In the Ice 300 has presented 'charges ot criminal j liles from Wrangcl Island ,ln the Arc- Irregularities In war-time contracts tie Ocean. hns completed Its work and Is expect- Captain Amundsen, left nt Wain- rd to report by the end of the week. right. 100 miles southwest of point For some time the Jury has devoted li rrow, an airplane In which ho hopes Its attention principally to alleged can to f! over tho Polo next summer. tonemont building financos. I Men Under Arrest Say They Were Paid $75 For Each Job ONE WATCHMAN LOST LIFE Alleged Incendiaries Set out to Destroy All Plants Not Or- ganization Members New York, Dec. 28. Two men taken in a recent roundup of burglary sus pects confessed yesterday, according to the police, that they had been em ployed by a laundry workers' associa tion at $75 a Job to destroy, with acids, the wearing apparel in the workshop or laundry owners who refused to reo ognlze them. They were reported to have told the police that they had worked to gether on 15 Jobs and that the laun dries they visited had been set alire by the adds. A watchman was burn ed to death in one of the tires, they sail. Immediately after the men, who said they were Frank Marchese and Louis Wallinger, had confessed, police raid ed the headquarters of a laundrymen's organization In Park row, o.zed its records and arrested two officials, whose names they would not disclose. Information given by Marchese and Wallinger, It was said, indicated that the organization which employed them hail set out to destroy the shop of every laundryman who refused to rec ognize their association. , A flying police squadron was detail ed to visit certain underworld places las tnight and take in custody men and women believed to be employed by various organizations for work sim ilar to that done by Marchese and Wallinger. HUB LUNCHROOMS CHARGE TOO MUCH District Attorney Ttlls Legisla ture Restaurants Are Mak ing Excessive Profits Iloston. Dec. "2. Down town res taurants and lunchrooms are making excessive charges for food, District- Attorney Thomas C. O Brien reported to the Legislature yesterday as the finding of the Suffolk county grand Jury. The charges fall heaviest on those who can least afford mem shop girls, clerks, stenographers and men with families wno earn omy small salaries the jurors found, and they asked for legislative consid eration of a remedy, saying the laws now in fores were inadequate. Profits were declared to be out of proportion to the capital. In one chain lunchroom, operating on com paratively small capital, It was found that on. man drew 175,oh(i as his share of the nrotlts last year. Two of his associates were paid $15,000 each in salaries and dividends, and each received 810,000 as a bonus. An other lunchroom, not part of the chain system, made approximately $450,00(1 last year, tlie report said.' The grand Jurors found that while prices of raw material had fallen about 25 per cent in the past year, there had been no substantial de crease in prices charged at lunch counters and restaurants. MISS MARY E. WILLIAMS. Ling Time Resident of This Village Died Wednesday Evening. Mhn Mary K. Williams, aged 77 years, died at her home on Washington street Wednesday evening after an illness of only a few days' duration. Her health had been failing for the unst year or two, but who had not taken to her bed until a few days ago. M'ss Williams was born in Hones dale, Fa., but came to Bennington nearly 35 years ago to make her home with her brother, the lat? James Wil liam Tho latter passed away sev 1 , , . , ... sided with Mrs. Williams. Sho was of a kind and loving disposition anu was dearly loved by all who knew her. The only surviving near relatives ore several nieces and nephews, of whom two res le in Bennington. Mis ; Lama Williams and George W. Wil liams. Mrs. Louis Tiffany of Albany and MIsr .lennto Williams are also nieces. The fun::ral will be held from her late home Saturday afternoon at 1 cdock. Rev. J. Elmer Meh.ee olllcl- ' T,u, r,.im,lns will be placed In """ , , ',, . , the Park Lawn vault and will later, be taken to Honesdalo for Interment. WAR FRAUD JURY READY Special Inquisitors Are Expected to Report This Week Washington. Dec. 28. The special HAND GRENADE EXPLODES IN BOY'S HAND, MAY LOSE LIFE New York, Dec. 28, Tho curios ity of 8-year-old Henry Theyezew nkl to see whnt was Inside an egg shaped iron ball he found yester day In an ash dump in Maspe.th, may cost his life. It exploded In his hand, inflict ing injuries which hosplial sur geons said he could not survive.- Examination of the fragments showed it to have been a loaded hand grenade. The police think the fuse latch had been broken off and the youngster struck the grenade against something, causing it to explode. British Fleet Is To Leave Malta Malta, Dec. 28. (Hy the Associated Press) As the result of unsatisfact ory news from Lausanne it is under stood that ships of the British Med Iterranlan fleet which arrived here Saturday for three weeks' '.sit have received orders to return to the Near East. MIQUELON, LIQUOR POST, AGOG OVER INSPECTION Colonists Hear Paris Min'ster Is Com ing, and Wonder What He Seeks. St. Pierre-Mimielon, Dec. I'S.-This island colony of France, last of the French possessions in North America. .8 to be visited by M.arrut. Minister of Colonies. Word of his coming from France, to arrive probably on Jan. li, was received officially today. It de veloped speculations as to the prob able occasion for a visit .j such a algh official of the French govern ment, representatives of which pre viously have been limited to adminis trators and commissioners. No reason as advanced in the official announce ment. The part that the three Island. con ttitutlng this group off the soutn coast )f New Foundland have played in the supplying of liquor for the contraband ..raffle to the I'nited States has at traded popular attention, but then las been no statement mat this at mention has become official. There aave been reports that the population navlng dwindled, an,, the fisheries up 3n which the colony largely depended. oeing only a small proportion of (licit previous size, France might wi.sh to drop this far flung bit of empire. At nines in other years there has been jgttation hero for annexation to tht united States, but tho demonstrations xnd talk to that end have not been re newed recently. Tne Island group embraces an arra of ninety-three square miles, rocky and settled only sparsely at n few ports. As a colony, it is administered by a Governor sent from France, with assisting local councils. WILLIAM H. RYAN Highly Respected Resident Passed Away Suddenly This Morning William II. Ityan, one of Penning ton's highly respected and prominent residents, died suddenly this morn ing. He left his home on Gage street as usual, about 6:30 o'clock, and, as he wbh about to begin his day's work at the Ilolden, Ieon:ird mill, he suf fered an attack of heart trouble dy .ng almost immediately. Mr. Ryan was born in Shaftsbury fii years ago and had spent all his life In Bennington and vicinity. He married Katherine Craban, also ot this village, about 31 years ago. He was employed as teamster on one of the village teams for a num ber of years ami later worked as teamster at tho Orchards'. He had been employed In the finishing room of the Hidden,, Leonard mill for less than n year. Through his courtesy and kindness he has made a utile circle of friends throughout the vil lage, who will be allocked and grieved by his sudden death. Surviving besides his wife are one daughter, Miss Mary Ryan; fotir Rons, John, William. Leo and Bern ini; seven sisters, Mrs. Anna Riley, Mrs. Matthew Leonard, Misses Kath erine. Margaret, Molly, Bridget and Nell Rynn', two brothers, Frank and John Rvan, and two grandchildren, all of whom reside in Bennington. The funeral will be held from St. Francis de Rales church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment will be In Park Lawn cemetery. HUNT HORTON Bennington Young People Married Last Saturday A quiet wedding took place at the ii m pnrHuiuiKu oiiiiiruay nuer- Methodist pnrsonage Saturday after jortol)i daughter of Mrs. K. H. llor ton ot Pleasant St.,, and Llyle Hunt, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hunt of MeCall St. were united In marriage by Rev. J. cole. The bride was attended by Mrs. A. L. Hunt, while Clyde Ken nesou acted ns best man. Tho bridegroom Is at present em ployed at the Bennington Scale com n:ny, and the bride at the Bennington Hosiery company. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hunt have a score of friends who wish them much happiness and prosperity in their new life. r" 'r,,!"'iu, uiey win reside ai ,ht) homo of tho ,,rl(P-H moh(ll. on For the present, they will reside at Pleasant St. Woman's Dilemma. "'Men tr men,' she said, 'and there re only two Ttrlotles men whom women like and men whom women don't like. ... It a girl marries a ninn whom women like, she Is never ut rest. With a man whom women do not like, she U very happy the choice lies between the pangs of Jeal ousy and the dullness of boredom.'" From "Woniiin's Ways and Wiles," by Alfred Ede, BORAH'S 1TTII IN DISPLEASING TO Hi. OARDI Administration Opposes Amend ment of Idaho Senator LODGE ACTS AS SPOKESMAN President already Had Planned Conference but Desires . Certain Restrictions Washington, Dec. 28 (By the Associated Press). -- President Harding a.-ked tho senate today not to adopt Senator Borah's pro posal for a new international eco nomic conference, saying In a let ter to the Republican Leader Lodge that formal congressional action on the subject now would embarrass him the negtiatlons he already is conducting. The president acted directly to block tne senate a action after a consultat on with Secretary of State Hughes. The administra tion, the president said, wan trying t) be heipful in the European situation, which had been given "most thorough and thoughtful consideration for many months.'' Harding suggested that Con gress might be helpful by freeing tne hantivi of the allied debts com miss. on. He declared that repara tions were the foundation of Kuro peon difficulties and that these na tion,s "cannot a.-sume to say to one- another that it shall pay in reparation nor to another what ft shall accept." He warned against what might be a ' gesture of prom ise to the wor.d which cannot be fulfilled until nations directly con cerned express their read ness to cooperate to such an end." Wash n-Hon. Dec. 2tf.-The first of ficial disclosure that President Hard .ng is negotiating toward an interna tional conference for tne considera tion of European econom'c problems as made by Senator Lodge of Massa chusetts, the republican floor leader, Junng th. opening debute In the Sen ate yesterday on ti .-oposal of Sen ator Borah, republican, Idaho, for the president tu call an international con ference to discuss economic conditions mil disarmament. Si nator Lodge in the c ourse of an hours address against the Borah amendment as presented, did not op pose the calling of an economic con ference but said it should be carefully and strictly defined, with such ques tion, as reparations, allied debts and mmlgration specifically excluded from consideration. The state department which has consistently maintained s'lence as to nay efforts the administration might he making in referent".' to improving economic and builtices conditions In Europe, declined to add anything t the statement of Senator Lodge, hut t was learned that President Harding was considering seriously transmit ting a letter to the Senate giving In formation of his neg t ations and at the same time deploring any Interven tion fiom Congress which might opera ate to h'nder his efforts. It Is understood that through the state department the president has been "sounding out" several powers regarding the desirability of holding an economic conference. Whether the proposed conference would be called by or held In tho United States or whether this nation would be a par ticipant were, however, Important de tails not d'siiosr'd. Secretary Hughes conferred w'th the president at the White House late yesterday for an hour but no announcement was made at Its conclusion and there was no inti mation of whether It related to the economic conference discussions. LINDENFIELD IS GOING TO POLAND Mystery in Deportation of Man Relieved to Hold Key to Wall Street Explosion New York. Dec. 28. Wolfe Lin dentleld. alleged revolutionary agent who was believed to bold the key to solution of the Wall Street explosion mvsterv. yesterday Ieit tne t niteii States as a deportee on tho Estonia, under circumstances as mysterious as those which surrounded his ar rival lure a month ago from Poland In custody of agents of the depart ment of Justice. Why he come here, why he was sent hack, what he loin detectives and in vestigators who questioned him after he arrived at Ellis Island on December 1, and what light he shed upon the circumstances which led up to the ex plosion which rocked lower New York 27 months ago, were questions which olllclals of the department of Justice and Immigration are unwilling to answer. Deputy Commissioner of Immigra tion Landls nt Ellis Island said the deportation order followed jronfirma tion by the secretary of labor of the refusal of an Ellis lslnnd hoard of In- qui i')' to permit Llndenllcld to enter 'the country. The technical ground oil which Llndeutleld was denied en trance, wni that he was lilt ly t.) be come a public chni'te. PENNSYLVANIA FOG REVEALS A NEW GROUP OF SUN SPOTS Pittsburgh, Dec. 28 Hundreds of persons In western Pennsylvan ia, particularly those living the Mononguliela and Ohio River Valley in the vicinity of ' Pitts burgh, saw In the centre of the sun yesterday a small round black dot. Astronomers nt tho Allegheny Observatory said It was a new group of sun spots, made visible to tho nuked eye Dy reason of dense, fog which overhung the entire region. The fog, tney ex plained, acted much like smoked glass, and made the spots very plain, which In ordinary atmos pheric conditions they would be unobserved. Haul of $40,000 By Safe Blowers New York, Dec. 28. Robbers early today blew open the safe of the Har lem office of the New York Kdison Company and escaped with $-10,000 af ter gagging and assault iDg the night watchman, Phillip O, Connors. Tho watchman's skull was fractur ed and he was taken to the hospital in a serious condition. DEATH IN MONTPELIER OF GEORGE li. ATKINS Bujiness Manager of Argus and Pa triot Succumbs tc. Pneumonia ' At Age of 79. Montpeller, Deo. 28. George B. At kins, for the pait 45 years in charge of the business department of papers owned by the Argus & Patriot com pany of Montpel.er, died at Heaton hospital about 10 o'clock Tuesday night of pneumonia. A week ago Mr. Atkins was taken with a chill at the Pavilion hotel. Dur ing tho night he grew worse and in the morning he was taken to the hos pital. The doctors were unable to agjee as to his aliment but later he developed pneumonia. Ho was ill over the holiday and fa'led rapidly. Mr. Atkins was born jn Poughkeep sic. N. Y., March 28, 1S54, the son of John S. Atk.ns. At the age of 16 he went to New York, where he worked f.,r a short time In a i.tore. Later he went to New Jersey and set up In the dry goods business. Mr. Atkins came to Montpelier 45 years ugo and be came associated with Hiram Atk.ns In the business department of the Argus and Patriot w eekly, lie has boen in the ame department of the daily paper, the Evening Arguj, s.nce Its start 26 years ago. He married Anna Breckblll of Shel by. O., who died in 1914. Two child ren were born, Maurice F. Atk ns, the present editor of the Evening Argus, and Nelly Margaret Atkins, who died when she was 12 years old. The funeral will be held Friday af ternoon from the Bethany church of which Mr. Atkins was a member. He wan prominent In the democratic party both in the city and in the state. REED-PRATT Couple Married at Rutland Saturday Well-known in Bennington , The following account, clipped from i recent issue of the Rutland Ilera'd, will be of Interest to local people: "An Informal home wedding took place at noon Saturday when Mlsu Lucy A. Pratt, daughter or M". and Mrs. George W. Pratt of Burnham ave nue, became tlie tiride or Reginald li. Reed of this city, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reed of Manchester. The wed ding took place at the home of the bride with only' nu mbers of the fam ilies and a few relatives present. Rev. J. S. Brown of Manchester Depot, who married the groom's parents, perform ed the ceremony. The bride was gowned in brown canton crepe and was attended by her ilster, Mis Martha Pratt, who wore a dark blue dress of the saino material The groom was attended by his broth er. Kenneth Reed of Manchester. Af ter the ceremony a reception was Held. The house was decorated with flowers and streamers In Yuletlde colors. The bride Is a graduate of the Rut land high school In the class ot 1922. The groom graduated from Burr and Burton seminary, Manchester, In 1921 and Is also a graduate of the Albany business college. He Is employed as bookkeeper, by the Rutland Railway, Light and Power company. The couple received many pretty wedding gifts Including silver, cut glass, linen, china, furniture and sev eral checks. Mr. and Mrs. Reed left Saturday afternoon for Bennington. Upon their return they will make their home at 39 Burnham avenue. Those front out of town who attend ed the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. rred Reed, Kenneth Reed and Miss Ruth Harris of Manchester Depot." BAPTISTS BY 4 TO 1 Defeated Cooper Estate In Ten Pin Tournament The Baptist bowling team won a four to one victory over the Cooper Estate representatives last night at tho Y. M. C. A. allies. Uarratt of the I winners was high scorer for tho even- Ing with 515 for the three strings, Al len was second. Morse took the high single honor with 190. The score: t OOl'LIt l-'.MT ATM K. Perry '.I. t'omar . It. Perry La Kl am me Fletcher . LIS ix:i i:t7 t.ni 1511 1 1.1 1 1 1 14.'. tiMS 172 155 172 m;t I7'.i 423 482 154 422 472 2253 741 t'.7l 811 IIAI'TISTH .... 152 1 S 1 111 145 LIK Ki7 W. White 177 4r'l i km 4r'g oj;g I iiinliiim llarmtt 1S3 1711 l.'.fi Allen 151 ICS At in we 1 24 1 44 !0 715 8 ij 3 813 FIVEL0ST1BTD28 10 Still! Local Ex-Service Men Winners Long Time President of Benning . in Well-Played Game i ton Passes away in Pittsfield TOO MUCH FOR OLD RIVALS Visitors Strong in Passing but Forwards Could Not Reach Basket. Giving an exhibition of tho Dost Charles T. Rurt, 40 years a tesl basketball it' has shown this year, dent of Bennington, passed away sud- the Bennington Legion team broke Its losing streak last night In Library hall by decisively defeating the But land Legion by the score ot 2G to Hi. The victory was doubly sweet, com ing as it did In the wake of three' do- feats and also because of the fact that this is the lin.t. time in three o.j ilitit llutlnml hits lu'fli return- (,d l0H4,r (n H i)aflketl,all contest with r, . , i ana ease nut oecause ot tailing Bennington. . , , health, fie was In Bennington In Dcnley started the scoring during Novt nioer and lliH friend then ob the lirst few minutes of the play served that his physical condition with a circus shot from the center of was far from good, the floor and from that time on. Ben- ' Tuesday he experienced a slight nington, while holding the visitors in hock from which he made a partial check, continued to score steadily un- recovery and was about the house til the end of the period, the half end- the following day. In the evening ing 10 to 4 in favor of the local team, he retired to his room and a slight During the second half, both sldes ( (...imotion informed the family of his scored more freely. Rutland scoring' sudden death. 12 points and Bennington rolling up , Charles Thurman Burt was born a total of 1G points in this period. In Castleton February 15, 1847, the The game was fast and clean at all daughter of Benjamin and Mary times and marked by an absence of fireen Burt. In December, 1861, personal fouls, the penalties inflicted when only 15 years ago, he enlisted being for the most part the result of at Brattleboro in the First Vermont over guarding. The Bonnington of- battery and was later transferred to tense showed considerable improve-j the First United States Artillery, ment over recent games although the . company F, and went into the serv teajn's shooting still leaves much to ice at New Orleans November 19, be desired, but the local boys' def lj.1 .1862. He participated In tho engage was of a decidedly high order. Time ment al Fort Bishland, La., April after time the Rutland team gradu-! 12-13, 1S63. the Teche campaign dur nlly worked the ball down the Moor ing the spring of 1S63. ending with to- within scoring distance of its goal the captnra of Port Hudson, July 8, m'y to have tho ball taken away hy;is3, and the-battle of Martvlllo, La., Ransom and Stafford. Tho team ' Mav 15-16. 1S6I. work was the best shown so far this ! Soon after being granted his dis--ear and If the Legion will continue charge fnrni the army he located in to improve at the rate at which It , Bennington and opened a harness has been goinp. It will soon have a shop in a small woodfn structure team that will be exceedingly hard to.thnt then stood on the slto-.of thu beat. County bank. About thirty years ago Rutland although Fomerhat sur- he moved into tho store in the Cul prised nt the unusual occurence o,' linan Ltitlr.n?r which he occupied at being forced to take a beating from the time he dosed out his stock last Bennington, put up a hard fight as usual and deserves a great deal of credit for its game showing. The box score is as follows: ItrnnlnKlun I'll Fl' TP 12 . IVnlov. rf., . . Scott. Paulson, Seiitt, c Stafford. r.. Itantium, It;.. If.. I Itnfln ml Vose, f.. . . Hniwn, If., Valbrl.lne, Tower, rr., ( haso. It-. Kenniy, If, 1 r Umpire. Leonard; referee. ' Lor.."i-fiii.! scorer, Murphy; timer, i.umer; time. 4 III minute periods; seore at eml of fust half. Hennli.Rton. In liutlumt i. In the preliminary the Bennington independents scored their second lc tory of the year by taking the Bat tling Midgets Into camp by a 22 to 10 score. After the game dancing was enjoyed to music from Hurley's orchestra. There will be no game in Library hall next Wednesday owing to the fact that the hall will be occupied by tho K. of C. circus, but on the fol lowing Wednesday, Jan. loth, the Legion will meet the fast Co. M team of Hoosick Falls. THREE EATEN BY TIMBER WOLVES Two Indians and a White Trap per Victims of Hungry Pack in Canada. I said his orders had been Ignored, and Port Arthur, Out., Dec. 2S. A great he notilled various owners of prem roving band of hungry timber wolvei lses that he would put them under hns devoured throe men, according ti artvfit on his next visit It conditions meagre reports sifting in yesterday "t that time had not been Improved, from the snow-covered trail of the I'rfblo said the recent report Sturgeon River country. These re ports told of a losin;"battle fought by two Indians after a white trapper had been downed and killed. Last Saturday, an elderly trapper left his cab ii in the woods. "0 niMe. north of Ignace, to mush down to the settlement for his Christinas nia'l. He nriived In safety. There was no mall, however, and the old man said he would come back Christmas morn ing. The At noon he had not arrived. postmaster sent two Indians to follow the trail until they found ulm. About two miles from the settlement the Indian found a spot pounded An,. i i, ,. Ti.nrn . ,inmi down In the sno. There 08 blood. Bill of dog harness torn to shreds were scattered around. In the midst of them the Ind ans found human bones. They hastened back to-report their discovery. Tho lure of tho bounty on wolves. 1 however, urged the Indians to tuke the trail again, with extra animunl- Hon. They sped behind their dog team into the woods as the villagers waved good-bye. They did not return. BltS . BURT , DIES SUODENLYAT WAS CIVIL WAR VETERAN Enlisted when Young Boy and Served Four Years with Artillery Regiment "l ing at the home of his nephew, Fred erick D. Burt In Pittsfield, Mass. The deceased, who had conducted a harness shop In this village during nearly the entire period of his active life, retired last February and soon afterward left Ttennli'i'toii In make ,llH ))()ne jn iittH-lfl- It .had always been his nish to continue In business In thf, eml nrwl liig retirement vutm not because of any desire for quiet spring. Political activity did not janneat to him but about twenty years ago he was prevailed upon to take an election to the board of school di rectors and thereafter maintained n intense Interest In local educa tional matters. Pi .nnally. he was highly respect ed In the community with which he i was so long Identified. Outspoken, ROME II H oj'tirm In his convictions his Judgment- was recognized as rename and wor thy of serious consideration. A 4. some what brusk exterior, his friends j!sooii came to know was but a thin ,i shell housing a sensitive and gener i' ous nature and lighted by a sense of humor and good fellowship. 1 survived 1)V two nenhews. Frederick D., at whose home he ivmnoil nvnv iiul Hum- P rr rif. Usseil .Ittli). and Hatr 1.. Of C II.- ii'ii ruiM. -. uuu u. v one niece, one vih yry C. Burt of Clifton Forge. His wife who was Lydla A. Dixon, died about seven years ago. The body will be brought to Ben nington and the funeral will be held at St. Peters church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Tho body will be at the vestibule between 1 and 2 o'clock for the convenience of friends. DEPUTY F1RF MARSHAL THREATENS ARRESTS if Brattleboro Property Ownen Do Not Clear up Dangerous Conditkni. Brattkboro, Dec. 2S. Deputy State Fire Marshal A. 0. Preble of Montpel lor after nuking an Investigation of several store basements and business places this forenoon, characterlziV conditions here with respect to fire hazards as the worst In the state for a place the size of Brattleboro. He of the New England firo Insurance 'uanKo to the effect that the tire department here was poorly trained and the equipment inadequate was fully Justified. Two Fatalities Due to High Seas ' Plymouth, England. Dec. 2S (By the Associated Press! Two fatalities at sea directly attributable to terrific storms of the Atlantic worn reported by vessels arriving here today. V, llll,,n ' ",,HV"' !'?V i, i?'!! Bn t more with wife and five children f , kll(,(, wh(n hp WM throw t0 th(, (1((,,( mif,.,lnlnK n fractured skull. The H,,,.on,j n,io of th" ntcamer Nents- n,.,i rr,n Newfoundland was washed overboard. WEATHER FORECAST. Bain and probably heavy snow this afternoon and tonight. Colder tonight. Friday ecncrully fair . '