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VOL. LXXXIV. NEIT S fES VOL. LVI. BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, JUNE 1(5, 1910. ''
MANY MASONS AT
TI GRAND LODGE
Increase in Membership and Pros
perous Condition during
ADDRESS OF GRAND MASTER
Vermont Masonic Veterans' As
sociation Also Meets and
Elects Officers New
Tho annual communication of the Grand
Lodge of Vermont opened at the Masonic
Temple yesterday morning at ten o'clock,
i. XV., Lee B. Tlllotson, grand master,
presiding. At noon the grand lodgo was
called from labor to refreshment. It will
meet again at nine o'clock this morning,
featerday afternoon various committees
mot and transacted routine business but
there -was no formal meeting of the
Brand lodge. The attendance this year
was better than the average.
Tho report of tho grnnd secretary was
given yesterday morning and it showed
that there are 101 subordinate lodges in the
Jurisdiction, one more than last year. A
new lodge has been Installed at Rends
boro. The present total membership Is
tZ931, a net gain during the year of 251.
ITho death roll for the yenr was 216.
Tho proposed Increase of the temple
per capita tax Is on Item of unfinished
business held over from last year. Tho
recommendation made Is that the per
capita tax, which Is now thirty cents,
be raised to fifty cents for the next three
fears. This with the income from tho
temple ltstf would probably pay off
the Interest bearing debt within tho three
The grand master gave his annual ad
dress during the morning session. After
txtendlng tho usual fraternal greetings,
He said in part:
"Three times since I was made a master
Mason have T been called upon to deliver
Ihe Masonic burial service for one who
had died by his own hand. As I looked
Into the tearful and agonized faces of
the brethren assembled on those occa
)lons the thought came to me with awful
lorcc that If Just one brother had been at
hand at the crucial moment to offer calm
nd affectionate counsel and help, the
awful catastrophe might have been pre-i-ented.
We live too much to ourselves.
Give your flowers to the living and you
will have no bitter tears for the dead."
In going over the happenings of the past
year, the grand master said:
"The Infant In our family, Balance
Bock Lodge, No. 108, was duly constituted
on September 28, 1909, at Readsboro. The
outlook for the future Is encouraging. On
December 3rd, 190, the grand lodso met in
special communication at Richmond for
the purpose of dedicating the new lodge
rooms. North Star Ijodge, No. 12. Some
months ago this lodgo lost Its building
which was owned by the lodge, by fire.
With creditable zeal they set about re
building and to-day they are proud of
i structure which Is an ornament to the
"The charter of Seneca Lodge, No. 40,
was suspended by the grand lodge a year
go, but subsequently restored, On October
15, 1909, Blazing Btar Iodge, No. 28, Towns
iend, celebrated a somewhat unique cere
mony, namely, the burning of the mort
gage upon their building. The document
represented an incumbrance of over thirty
rears' standing. The document was de
stroyed by the same brother who signed
It 81 years ago on December 30th. I at
tended the celebration of the 60th annl
rersary of Warner Lodge, No. 50, at Cam
bridge." At 7:30 last evening a meeting of the
Vermont Masonic Veteran association
was held at the temple. Owing to the ab
jence of the venerable chief, Klttredge
Raskins, the usual address was omitted.
Informal remarks wore made by some of
the officers present. Officers were elected
and 12 new members admitted to the as
loelatlon. There was a good attmdance.
The officers were as follows; Venera
ble ohlef, Charles H. Heaton of Mont
peller; first associate chief, W. Scott Nay
pf Underbill; tecond assoclato chief,
Prank N. Rood of Poultney; venerable
treasurer, C A. Calderwood of St. Johns
bury; venerable secretary, H. H. Ross
CALL F0RA REFERENDUM
Vermont CongrncatlnnalUt Adopt
Resolutions fur State-Wide Liquor
Montpeller, June 15. The Rev. E. O.
Guthrie of Burlington conducted the de
votional exercises at the opening of the
leoond 6,y of the llith annual moetlng
tt the Vermont Congregational conven
jion. The reports of tho several commit
tee were read and adopted.
The oommlttee on resolutions reported
this morning and the resolutions present
ed were unanimously adopted without
fle.ba.te. They provide for a committee to
rev-Ue the rules governing the Htate con
ference, this committee to report at the
next annual meeting; fraternal greetings
to the diocesan convention now In sec
tion; that the conference defray the trav
lllne expenses of delegates to the national
council to be held In Routon in October;
thanks to the railroads for reduction of
fare, to Bethany Church and to the peo
ple of Montpeltor.
The following resolution was also
idoptfd without comment:
"Whereas, we bellero that the present
State law controlling the sale of Intoxicat
ing liquor Is unsatisfactory, wo reoom
mand that this conference again go on
record as favoring a referendum with the
tho object of submitting and establishing
a fltato wide prohibitory law."
The visiting clergymen and dole
gates were given nn automobile rldo
around town after dinner to-day, 2S
cr more owners of machines offering
ticlr automobiles for that purpose.
The. convention this aftornoon dis
cussed missions. The Rev. Benjamin
Swift of Woodstock spoko on "Our
Mission through Fellowship and the
Work of tho Advisory Commltteo in
tho Rurnl Churches," tho Itov. Roy
.Houghton of Brattloboro on "Our
Mission to Vormnnt Towns," tle Rev.
George W, C. Hill of St. Johnsbury on
''Our Basis of Church Membership and
tho Rev. Oeorgn ft Mills of Benning
ton on "Our IIorltngo nnd Our Task,"
A laymen's conferenco was held thl
evening over which II, ,T. Jones of this
city presided. The speakers were F.
11. Brooks of St Johnsbury, ft Hollls
tor Jackson of Barre, and Walter IT.
Crockett of Montpeller. The principal
address of tho evening was by tho
Rev. Pr. Rockwell Harmon Potter of
Hartford, Conn., on "The Corporation
The conontlon will closa to-morrow
MISSION WORKERS MEET.
Vermont llomestlp Society Elects IU-v,
Henry l-:ilrlinnk President.
Montpeller. Juno 15. The !)2nd anniver
sary of the Vermont Domestic Missionary
toclety to held this morning in Beth
any Church, the State Congregational
convention giving way for two hours for
The venrrnble Rev. Henry Fairbanks of
St Johnsbury, the preiddent, was In the
chair. The reports of the Rev. C. H. Mer
rill of St. Johnsbury, tho secretary and of
John T. Richie of Bt. Johnsbury, tho
treasurer, were rend and adopted. An
outline of the directors' report was also
given by Mr. Merrill.
The Rev. W. R. Stewart of Montpeller,
Stato missionary, bpoko on "Our New
Churches and Plcld Work' the Rev. M.
W. Halo of Brldgewater on "Tho Pastor
and His Outlying Field," Miss Helen
Jones of Brldgewater on "District Visi
tation and Hovlvnl Work," Miss Martha
Brokaw of Rochester on "Missionary Ex
periences." and the Rev. C. C. St Claro
of Morrlsvllle on "The Pastor's Opportu
nity for Sen-he."
The following ofllclers wera elected for
the ensuing year: President, tlie Rev.
Henry Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury; vice
president, Deacon N. O. Williams of Bel
lows Falls; auditor, Charles S. Adams
of St. Johnsbury; directors, the Rev. V.
M. Hardy of Morrlsvllle, u. j. Gutchcll
of Montpeller, tho Rev. C. S. Smith of
Plttsford and the Rev. G. L. Mills of Ben
nington. The directors met subsequently and re
appointed the Rev. C. II. Merrill of St.
Johnsbury, secretary; John T Ritchie of
St. Johnsbury, treasurer, and H. M. Nel
son of Johnsbury, assistant treasurer.
FLOODS CUT OFF
Believed 300 Americans at tne
"Passion Play" Are Not
Munich, Bavaria, June 15. Ohoram
morgau, tho scene of the "Pc'lon
Play," is to-day cut off from railway
communication with outside pol.it- by
tho floods. Of tlie BOO strangers In the
place, 800 urn Americans, It is be
lieved that these are in no danger, as
the hotels aro on high gioun'!. Tho
lower streets are filled with water.
High water Is reported in tho
streams throughout upper Bavaria.
The meteorological observations In
the higher Alps onnounce that the
snow Is melting rapidly nnd that
greater floods nre expected.
RAILWAY TRAFFIC SUSPENDED,
Constance, Baden, Juno 15 Lake Con
stance has risen rapidly since yesterday
flooding the lower streets of the towns
along Its banks. Railway tracks have
been submerged and on several lines traf
fic has been suepended.
Vienna, June 16 Floods caused by the.
rain have done serious damage In many
parts of the monarchy. The Northoni
Tyrol railway has suffered greatly and
all traffic over this road in Vornrlberg,
the wentorn moM district of Austria
Hungary lias been suspended, owing to
the destruction of bridges and embank
ments. Many lives have been lost.
Constantinople, June IS Dot-patches re
ceived here say that terrible floods havt
swept over the province of Krerum,
Turkish Armenia. Half the town of Hns
sankaleh has been wrecked, hundreds of
persons being drowned, The flood result
ed from heavy rains.
MONTPELIER MAN BIG GUN.
II. n. Mnnlton Stole Champion of the
St Albans, June IB Harry B. Moul
ton of Montpeller was the big gun at
the annual meetlnrt of the Vermont
Trap Shooters' League, which closed
here to-day. Mounton is now Stato
champion, winning the big silver o.up
by the splendid score of BS out of a
possible 100. Ho was also nt tho top
of tho list In the open shoot for anio
teurs with a scorn of 3S3 out of 400,
and carrying off tlie handsomest prize
offered, a mammoth porcelain vase. Ho
also got one of the pearl stick pins
In tho team shoot nnd picked up $28
In the merchandise events.
The scores In tho professional aver
ages were; II. H. Stevens, 892 out of
400; J. A. R. Elliot. 381 nut of 400;
J. H. Fanning, 388 out of 400, Tho ama
teur nvoroBos were; Harry B. Moul
ton, 283 out of 400; A. 8. Head, 379
out of 400' W. P. Springer, 378 out of
C. B. Davis of Rutland won first
place In the merchandise evenU with
a scoro of 14 out of IS.
The meet was without doubt the
mast succBful of any ynt hold. Forty-eight
participated Including nix
The classified ads furnish classified
facts and a very small ad may contain
s very big fact Big, that la, In Its bear
ing on your affairs!
WILD ENGINE MID
Fireman Edward Cofflan of Rut
land Instantly Klled and Two
Others May Die.
TRACK TORN UP 100 YARDS
Both Crews Jumped Engineers
Thomas Mangan and Louis
Bennington. June IB. One man vas
Instnntly killed and two othors seri
ously injured in a head-on collision
between a wild engine northbound
nnd a freight southbound about one
nnd a half mllos north of South Ohafts
bury this afternoon.
Tho dead man is Edward Cofflan of
Rutland, flrcninn on tho freight on-
I glue, whoso skull was fractured.
Thomas Mango n, In charge of the wild
engine, wns hurt internally and may
not survive, nnd Engineer Louis
Orronough of tho freight sustained a
bndlimnngled leg and l In a serious
condition. Both aro from Rutland.
Cofflnn was 27 years old. and leaves a
wife nnd one child,
Tho accident happened on a curve
when tho freight and the free engine
wore running tapidly. Both crews
grasped tlio situation in tlmu to Jump
from their machines. Tho impact re
duced the engines to scrap iron. Th2
wild locomotive wai carried back a
hundred yards, the track being torn
up for that distance. Many of tho
freight cars wero smashed to kind
ling wood nnd the track was placed
in Mich condition thnt it wai necessary
to carry passengeis by throughout tho
It Is supposed that tho accident
happened from a misunderstanding of
D. J. Ranken of St. Louis Has
Given His Fortune to Endow
St. LouK June 11. David J. Rankin,
Jr.. one of St. Louis's wealthiest citizens
nnd founder of the David J. Ranken,
Jr., School of Mechanical T.-adoi, has
deeded his entlrn fortune, estlmnttd at
more tlinn jri.f.ro.Ol. to the board of trus
tees of the Rntiken school, to to used in
tho maintenance and enlargmont of tho
Institution, which promises to he one of
tlie largest schools of its kln.l In the
Tho announcement of Ruukon's ndow
ment, under which he re-erves le3s than
&,() a year for his support, was ma.do
puhlic hy tho board of trustees, following
tho signing over of the last deed. The
property deeded to the board of trutee.i
consists of the land now known as the
"Ranken tract," Mr. Ranken's home,
stocks In the Illinois Central and Rock
Island railtoads and tho Mississippi Val
ley Trust company. Mercantile Trust com
pany. Boatmen's bank. The entire prop
erty t to bo applied to the tra lus 'school
nt tho disci etlon of the board of trustees.
Ranken Is a bachelor, 75 yeara of
ago and a native of Ireland. Ho amassed
his fortune In real estate nnd Mock deals.
"Wo would llko a statement from you,
Mr. Ranken, regarding the transfer of
your entire fortune to tlie trades school
nnd what improvements you contem
plate," a reporter told him. Mr. Ranken
studied the ceiling for a moment.
"I do not want any more publicity."
came tlie reply. "1 dislike very much to
see my nnnte !n the newspapers. I don't
want It, please. I decline to ray any
thing about It. The matter is in t'n
hnnds of tho board of trustee."
1,1 Vn OVBR A CrUOCBUV
Itauken occupies thr-;e small roonw
over u grocery store, When ho enter.
tho door nnd climbs to Ids rooms he
shuts out tlio world and declines to !,
seen, Hoio he has lived for years nn 1
worked out tho plnnn and nmhltlon of
his life, the founding of tlie trades school
where noor bovs mor than lr, vcm- nt.i
ran receive a trade education for a nom
Mr. Ranken visits bis school every day
nnd watches the boys at work. He wastes
no time In teaching every theory in the
lecture rooms unles-i it has s-onie practical
application in the shop work Geometiy Is
taught, but Instead of having the boys
compute tho columns of a rone, thoy are
taught tho holding capacity of a funnel
of llko dimensions. Closs-room work In
nil branches of diawlng, rurpentrv, brick
laying, painting and steam englneoilng is
along Hlmlllar lines.
Mr. Ranken is known ns a haul man
with whom to dilvo a bnrfialn but a
philanthropist who spends great sums
to carry out his pluns
"I want to glvn the poor boy a
clianeo to bo n useful citizen." ho told
his bonrd of trustees when ho culled
them togelhor u year ago and told
thorn what he wanted them to do with
Ills fortune. "Rut in building thl"
school i don'l wnnt to waste any
money on glngorbrend trimming". H
mutt be u 1 1 1 a I ii structure."
HIS OI'FJCi; ONE ROOM.
The fnti.,,iA.. i....lmti trades
" ..-, 1,1 lilt)
rcliool Is eMromoiy plain l llls hnhl's
mm mess ono would not unnn n
was entering tho office of million
aire on uUpping into IlaiiUen's offlo.
i LONGER RICH
orders on tho part of the man In
charge of tho wild engine. Ho was
supposed to pass tlie freight nt South
Phaflsbury, but it is thought that he
understood tho meeting place to be
MANY ATTENDED EXERCISE
Hull WtiH Killed nt Monlpcllc? High
Montpeller, Juno 15. N'othwithstandlng
several counter attractions Armory hall
waa filled to-night when tlie graduating
exercises of tho Montpeller high school
wero held. Music was furnished by the
high nchool band nnd orchestra nnd by
a quartette from tho school. Prayer wns
offered hy the Rev. Vivian F. Hcndeo,
Tho piogrom lolloua: Salutatory, Miss
Annlo Pellna; -ny, "Mark Twain," Mlrs
Undle Black; leading from "In tlie Pa
luce of the King," Miss Ilore Lane; ora
tion, "Ideals mid Obligations," drover
Buck; scene fiom "As you l.lko It," Kda
ricclole; class history. Willis Goodwin;
reading, "For Dfnr Old Yale," Raymond
Cullen; essay, "JMucntlon Tendcnrle.i."
Miss Blaucho Sargent; essay, "Forestry,"
with valedictory. Miss Wilfred Smith.
Tho diplomas wero presented by H. J. M
Jones, chairman of the school board, and
tho clas song vm sung by tho entire
PARAI.YZKD BY FAI.I, FROM BARN.
S won ton Center, Juno 15 While (leorgo
1'routy of Swnnton, was shingling A. P,
Iloycf's now horso bam Monday after
noon, a bundle of shingles fell to the
brackets, which gave way, nnd he fell to
tho ground, striking upon his fneo nnd
head and making a deep impression in
Dr. Allen of a wanton wa-t called and
found no bones broken and Mr. Prouty
was taken to his home that night.
Paralysis lias set in since and his condi
tion Is very critical. Mr. Prouty is, CI
(.HITTICNDBX COFXTY VOTE.
In the caucuses to elect delegates to
the State convention, Chittenden county
towns expressed their preference Tues
day as folows;
Twn. Fleetwood. Mead.
Charlotte 2 i
South Burlington j
Totals 10 47
WANTED TO QUIZ APPLICANTS
Hiillnnil Mcriine Cmi.iiilNIoncr I to-
fused KcnjucNt of Craft limiting
Attorney Only One Objection,
Hutland. .Time 15 As result of tlie
chiugcs of graft and irregularities made
during tlio two-month deadlock between
Assistant Judges K. M. Plumloy and H.
31. Rc-dfleld, relative to the appointment
ot license commissioners-. Attorney Ern
est II. O'Brien went into tho mooting of
the lliene conimtsaloiif-rs of this city
to-day railed to consider the 32 applica
tions for Rutland's 11 liquor selling
privileges and asked thnt each applicant
! put under until arid mihmlttc-d to n
cross examination as to whether or not
he was ellgll.lo for a license. Chairman
W. r. Hurdltt of the commission refus
ed tho rcrpnst.
Mr. O'Brien said that he purposed by
his examination to show whether or not
tin applicants had received money from
any one to go into business, whether or
not (buy hail any partners, wheth
er they bad paid any one any money to
put thi'in in favor with the commission,
whether Ihey had nt any previous time
paid money for n liquor llcenso In this
city, whether they wn pledged to buy
lUiuor from any brewery said to be in
Mr. Hurdltt Informed tho lawyer that
It w.s the business of the commission to
leavn these things and that there was
no law to make the applicants go be
fore a public gathering and disclose
Only one objection was mado to any
of tho :,2 applications, the purpose of that
biting to keep places of the first class
off of Center street, the principal busi
I'lielpt vtllliiiut Komi nnd Water for
Urattleboro, June 1.'.. Silas N Phelps,
the murderer for whom tho olllcers -of
Btato snd Massachusetts havo been
searching for three duvs, surrendered to
Msssacliusftts troops tills afternoon with
out a struncle,
Ho approached Deputy Oame War
den Shea on Hoosae mountain tills af
ternoon nnd told him who ho was. Tho
w.irdon hurried to I1I1 home and notl
llod the authorities who pent troops
to get tho man.
Phelps wns In a pliable condition , hav
ing oTten or drunk nothing slnco lie left
his home In Monroe, Mass., Sunday morn
ing. He had dug a hole three feet deep
in the ground In 11 vain search for water.
Ho had two guns and 11 small supply
of niuunltlon with him, Ho was taken to
fJreenfltdd Jail tonight.
An automobile owned and driven hy
Shcrm.in Harlow of Fair Hnven and a
pair of lioues attached to a surrey owned
by J. J. Morse or Rutland and driven by
Harry Sumner collided In that city Tues
day. Miraculously no one waa hurt hut
tlie front part of (he machine wns badly
damaged by tho wagon pole.
He mnltitalns no suite of carpeted
rooms, only u singlo room nnd tho
smallest 0110 on tho floor. The limn,
blest lawyer In Ht. Ixnils would not
think of establishing himself In such
If Hnukcii ever employed an assist
ant or h stenographer no ono knows of
It. Ho hH not ovon a telephone, If
any one wants to talk business t.i
Dnvld Itanium, Jr., ho iniibt go to Ills
office nnd talk fneo to fuco ami must
make It brief. Then the answer oometf
BATCHELBER NOW HOLDS
THE BALANCE OF POWER
Free Press Independent Canvass Gives Mead 28?
and Fleetwood 210 Delegates Big Fight
.in the Convention Apparently Assured.
The Free Press, in view of tho extent to which candidates have
hecn deceived in the past is conducting an independent canvass of
the delegates to the tntn, convention. Our canvass this morning
shows (hat Mend has 2812, Fleetwood 210, Hatcheldcr 80. Gates fi,
and ITapcrood !1. leaving SO to he heard from. It is known that
Hatchelder has a number of the missing delegates in Windsor counly,
but it is impossible to give them correctly this morning. Tho same
thing is true of a number of additional Fleetwood delegates in Cale
donia, Orange, Washington and Windsor counties, and Mead also
has more delegates in the counties named, but the majority of towns
missing are in anti-Mead territory.
Ryegatc having failed to elect delegates, it will be necessary
for the winner to have 349 delegates to secure a majority. It is
apparent from the table that it is no man's race, and there' is likely
to be a big fight in the convention, with Batchelder holding the bal
ance of power. Mead yesterday claimed 333 delegates and Fleet
wood 300, as far as heard from.
Counties. Fleetwood. Mead. Batchelder. Hapgood. Gates. from
Addison 17 42
Hcnnington 9 32 3
Caledonia lfi 7 . . . . . . 23
Chittenden 10 47
Essex f) o . . . . . . 9
l'Vanklin 13 3G .. .. .. 2
("rand Isle ....( 4
Orange 21 11 .. .. 12
Orleans 17 34
Jutland ;")4 ..
Washington ... 30 Ki .. .. .. 13
Windham 9 4S . . 6 '
Windsor 40 S . . ... . . 21
Totals 210 2S2 SO 3 6 SO
Thirty-seven unpledged. anti-Mead delegates do not appear in
BURLiNGtONMAN (OKLAHOMA HAS
RILLED 01 CARS: A DUAL CAPITAL
John Minahan Tried to Jump a
Freight at Plattsburgh Both
Legs Cut Off.
Plattsburgh. X. V., Juno 15 John
Minahan of Burlington died at tho
hospital hero to-day as the result of
Injuries received while trying to Jump
a freight train. With Ills brother,
Nell, lie came to Port Kent last night
on the steamer and to-dny walked to
Plattsburgh, They Mopped below the
Plattsburgh Lumber company's yard
mid Neil had Jumped on a moving
freight train. John, in attempting to
follow his brother, fell between tho
ears and both legs wero cut off below
Neil got a rope and tried to hind up
his brother's wounds and a physician
was summoned by a passerby, Tho
Injured man was hurried to the new
city hospital, which has not 'yet been
opened, and died thcro in about an
John Minahan was 32 years old. Be
side the hrothor mentioned In the fore
going dispatch, he is survived by Ills
mother. Mrs, W. 1). Bessette of Drew
street, a brother, V.'llllum of Newport,
N. II., and a sister, Nellie.
ORDER NEW WlilS SYSTEM.
Public Service CommlNNlnn Provider
l'lnn for the Tlu (illeN.
Newport, Juno 15. Rufus W. Spear,
clerk of th Public Service commission,
makes public to-dny order No, 111, relat
ing to tho Improvement in tlie wire sys
tem nt Montpeller and Bane. Tho peti
tion was brought by Benjamin Oates at
tho c.uRgcstlon of tho Public Service com
mission. Tho respondents am tho Con
solidated Lighting company, Vermont
Power & Light company, Vetmont Tele
phone & Telegraph company and Corry-De.avltt-Frost
Electric company, lator
the New England Telephone & Telegraph
company and the Barre & Montpeller
Traction & Power company and Moody A
Almon because partlf3 to the petition.
Tho commission after two healings on
tho mutter found that tho wiring system
woh very unsafe both n.s to public safety
and danger to woikmen repairing tho
lines. Tho commission also found that It
would be unjust to ask tho corporations
Interested to place theso wires under
ground as tho estimated coft for tlie sys
tem was placed at SOI'.ofiO, The expeil em
ployed by the commission prepared speci
fications of a new system of wiring which
has been accepted by all tho parties ex
cept Moody & Almon.
Tho cApenso has been apportlonsd by
contract so tho commission lias mado no
order regarding It. Only part of the ordor
is to lie executed tills year and the re
mainder to be finished by 11 year or more,
until tlie whole plan is completed.
By oreeinPt of nil parties and by
consent of C. r, W. Jnrvls, assistant en
gineer of the New England Telephone A
Telegraph company the comintiislon lmi
appointed liltn aB superintendent and all
work will be done under his direction and
supervision, Tho order Is an extensive
ono lining WU pages of typewritten mat
ter, probably tho largest piece of work of
tho kind that tho commission will be
called upon to do.
You "learn tho town" by answering
want ads In every part of It,
Governor Haskell Told U. S. Mar
shal He Would Kick Him
Oklahoma City. Okla., Juno H. Deputy
Fnltod States M.irilial Chris Madsen of
(luthrie to-night served a citation on
(iovernor Haskell to appear In the federal
court Friday to diow (.uin why lie should
attempt to lemove tlie State capital from
Guthrie. Tlie subpoena was delivered to
(lovernor Hnskett in his office.
Last night deputy I'nlted States Marsh
al Heck Thomas was repulsed by the
Coventor. Thomas, who wns accompan
ied hy Deputy Marshal .lacobsnn,, says
lluskell. when Informed by Jacobson that
lie had papers from the federal courts for
"I don't care who you are; I am the
Governor of Oklahoma. Get out of here
or I will kick you down stairs."
That Oklahoma has a dual capital
Is no longer In doubt Governor Has
kell and Secretary of State Cross aro
transacting omclal business under the
original Statu real at Oklahoma City,
whilo Asslstnnt Secretary of Stato Leo
Moyer has a dupllcata seal, and Is
transacting- official business in Guth
rie. Tlie republican State commltteo to
day recognized thn two capitals by
filing at both Guthrio and Oklahoma
City referendum petitions.
GUARDS AT STATE HOUSE.
Guards aro stationed about tho
Guthrie State house to prevent tho re
moval of records or other Stato prop
erty. Labor Commissioner Daughtcrty
wns searched to-day for Stato papers
before ho was allowed to leavn Guth
rio. Mayor l-'arquliarson said that he
had given no orders for tho search
and regarded tho act as censurable.
All Stulo officers, except Governor H.ui
kell and Secretary of State Cros. went
to Guthrio to-day for tlie arguments on
tlie demurrer to tlie position In the dis
trict court to enjoin tho removal of the
i.ipltal to Oklahoma City. Judge Hus
ton took the matter under advisement,
nnd will probably render a decision to
morrow. Governor Haskell and his attorneys nre
confident that neither Stato nor federal
injunction will hold ,and thnt the re
cords will be movorf' to Oklahoma City
within u v.eek. In tlie meantime, tem
porary blanks, books and Matlonery are
used. Without nil exception, so far as
can be ascertained, tlio Stato officers
tecogntze Oklahoma City as the capital
and business transacted In Guthrie bears
an Oklahoma City date.
ADMIRAL DEWEY IS
COMING TO VERMONT
Washington, Juno in. Admiral Dewey
called nt tho navy department to-day
to ray good bye Jo Secretary Meyer, pre
paratory to leaving for his vacation nt
Woodstock, Vt with Mrs. Dewey.
DEATH LIST TO-DAY 32.
Montreal, Que,, Juno 15. Eight bodies
wero recovered from tho ruins of tlio
Herald building to-day malting tlio total
number of bodies recovei ed IS. Theso
hnvo all been Identified with tlie excep
tion of two, both girls. Tho lalct revised
llbt of tho mlsibliig makes a dcatli list of
Local Items of Interest Prom Ai
Partrs of tho Green Moun
THE NEWS BY COUNTIES
From the Island in the Lake tc
the Passumpsic, Along Otter
Creek and by the Shores
of Whito River.
Tho grand Hit of the town Is $22,912,
compared with $21,320 In 1W, an increase
of about JlOO.fWfi In taxable property. The
number of taxable polls this yoar Is TU,
a decrease of five. Patrick Condon, tho
victim of nn accident In tho Vermont
Marble company's mill Wednesday, died
in tho Proctor hospital Thursday noon.
Tho remains wero brought here. Mr.
Condon leaves a widow and three children,
James Condon nnd William Condon, who
live here, and Mis. James Mrf'uo of Center
Rutlnnd.-.Plilllp Moran, who has been on
Long Island since last September, hna
been obliged to give up his position ther
owing to sickness.
The funeral of Patrick Condon, who dlef
Thursday from the results of Injuries sus
tained In tho Vermont Marble Co.'s mill,
was held from St. Mary's Church Satur
day morning at $:?,0 o'clock. Rev. J. D,
Shannon conducting tho services. Thomai
F. Burns, Xapolean I.nln. Simon McMa
hon, Michael Halpln. James Smith and M.
F. ICenney were bearers. Burial was mado
In the catholic cemetery. Tho employes
of the marble mill attended In a body.
Among those fiom away were James Con
don and Ufe, John Condon and Fred Con
don, Richard Lyon, Mrs. Kate Shieldr
nnd Miss Reynolds of Brandon, Jame
'"ondon Jr., of Montpeller, Mr. and Mr.t
Patrick Kelley and Mr. and Mis. James,
Mi Cue of Rutland and J. J. Mon'a of
Burlington. Col. S. A. Ilsley has presented
to the Memorial Bapilst Ciiur.-h a life
"ize oil portrait of his father and mother.
Rev. and Mrs. Silas llslcy, they have ben
hung In the lecture room of tho church, -Warren
Hooker has returned from a
year's stay In Rupert. M. Cleveland
Moors, a student in Shenandoah Ml'.itar
Academy at Winchester Va., is visiting hti
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mllo K. Moore. -L'ewcllyn
Fi'her is showing a handsomo
specimen of a stone gouge which ho plow
ed up on the bank of the river a mile south
of this village. It Is S Inches long and threo
Inches wide and finished almost as well
as a step! tool. Mrs. Horace Cushman has
gone to Lawiei.ce, Mas1... to spend tin
summer with her daughter. Mrs. Charlet
Joseph Rourke of Granville, who cn,mo
lieio bust week on a visit to his sister,
lias had a shock of paralysis. Monday
eggs brought SI, and butter is cents.
The Boston IXUry company havo notified
their patrons that they will commence
paying winter prices July 1, and will con
tinue for the next ten montns. This com
pany during the month of May have paid
to their patrons who deliver milk hero
JM.0W. Tho Ladles' Aid society of the
Baptist Church mot with Mrs. A.
J. Piper, Wednesday afternoon. Col. and
Mrf. S. A. Ilsley, Deacon Benedict, Mrs,
I. L. Rogers and Deacon Elijah LnRounty
went to Whiting Tuesday ns delegates to
tho T7th annual convention of the Addi
son County Baptist association. The re
mains of Mrs. Kdward Downs wero
brought here Monday afternoon from
Brandon, where she died Thursday, and
Interred In tho West cemetery. Tha
bearers were her four sons-in-law, J, XV,
ICelley, Eugene Skiree, Albert Klngsland
and Erwln BIred. Rov Vcrks of Rochester
officiated. Prod Nash is moving from
Seminary street to tho Ira La-Fleur house
on Court street. John Jones received
word from Fair Haven Sunday of tho
death of hli sister. Mrs, Hughes. Ho
has goun there accompanied by his daugh
ter, Irnia, and his nephew, Mr. Hughes.
Mm. Charles Hooker has finished a term
of school at Chimney Potnt, Addleon,
and returned home. Mr. nnd Mrs. J.
Sterling Mornu are parents of n son.
Rev. Richard B. ICsten of Rosllndale,
Mass., preached on trial nt tho Baptist
Chun It at both morning and evening ser
tlces Sunday. Rev. Arthur K. Harjlman,
tho present pastor, will close his servlco
ttith the church October l, and return
to his former p.ulsh In Lynn,' Mass.
Mrs. Flavins Bitnev has gone to Rich
mond, Va., to ro.-ddo with a daughter.
Col. ,Iocph Battell lias opened his hrtel
at Rlpton for the .-oison.
Tlio selectmen havo called a special
town meeting for Saturday, June C5, al
10:(O a. m. to vote on an epprorTiatlon for
tho highways to the amount if $500. At
tlie annual meeting In March Col Joseph
Battell offered to pa (T0 If tho town
would not accept State aid to that amount
and Ills proposition wn accepted nnd tho
Stato aid discarded. It now appears to
ho that there was nothing In the cnll for
tho annual meeting wai ranting tlie ex
pcndltuie of money coming In this way
nnd a t-pcolal meeting I.-t called with a
proper article in the warning li remedy
tills defect. -The graduating cm rclse.s ot
the Mlddlebury high school will occur on
Friday evening of this week at the town
hall. Those who will tako part in tho ex
ercises ato r.s follows; Salutatory and
issay, Certrudo May Billings, oration,
George Robert Hamilton; essaj. Faith
Ginco Walker; essay, Mary Kllzabeth
Tullcy; essay, Sarali Prances Fletcher;
oration, John C. Elliott Voss; essay, llut
tlo Jano Bump; essay nnd valedictory,
Mary Edna Rockwood. -Quito a number i
peoplo In this part of tho counly began,
cutting hay Tuesday morning. Tlio hay
crop I- going to ho a record breaker lu
some reetlotiB but somo ot It has been bad.
ly lodged. It Is thought Hint by tho raid-
I (Continued on pa go 2.)