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VOL. L-XXXlll. NEW SERIES VOL. LV.
Bl'HIilNUTON, VT., TIIl'HSDAY, MAY Kt, 18)09. XIWIBKU Mi. HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT Local Items of Jnt From All Parts of the Gig Moun tain Sta THE NEWS BY U NTIES 2f Fro tn (he lslnnd In the t.nke In the Pnssiimpslr, Alone Otter Creek ami l- (hp Shores of While lllvrr L'ovrrrd lr Spe cial Correspondents ADDISON COUNTY BRISTOL. P.-- Hinln Daggett died nt his liome r Last street Wednesday liny ,". after a few davs' Illness with erysipelas devel oping Into pneumonia. 7Io leaves a wife, two sons W. F. Daggett of rrnrtor and .liter, who lives at home. Mr. Dag cett was boni In tlrlstnl 7" years ago. ie went to rourtlnnil, Ohio, when young A returned to Bristol and beeame Irten l 'led with the Rrlstol Manufacturing oniranv and was a traveling salesman for the eompany for :so years. The fu- ' nal was held at the hnure Saturday 'lei-noon at two o'clock. The funeral of Mrs. Alnnzo Smith was held at the residence of her son, li J. Clark. Sunday afternoon, Tho Iv I. E I 'slier officiated. The hoar i were O. II Fisher. W. E. llnnk, I C. Giilndon and ('. W. Norton ami lerment wa In the Rriggs Mill ceni"- i the side of her first husband, "'wo sons ('. C. and Ti. J. Clark and her daughter, Mrs. rora Ferris of Av-m.-lao. N. ,1., accompanied the hod here from Pawlet. There was a largo tiendance from F.ristol. Lincoln and Starkshoro. The ball game Saturday .fternuon. MIddlihury College 2nds vs. Rrlstol high school, resulted in a vic tory for the Mlddlebruy tram, IS to 0. Mr. nnd Mrs. R. J. Clark and 'Mrs. Cnra, Ten Is visited In Lincoln nnd Starkshoro Monday The Eov. H. R II vsvvorth of Hockford. 111.. Is a guest ' Mrs. c. M. Roswcirth and family. Mr ami Mrs .1 E. Mriee spent Sunday n Hurllngton. Miss Rena Palmer is nt home from her W'.i I e rh u ry school. Lnthrnp's steam saw mill in the I 'tie Notch was destroyed by lire about two o'clock Saturday morning. Los- about $1,000. No insurance. Mr. l.athrop has a large stock of 'os and will probably rebuild. The funeral of r W. Frank was held at the Congre gational Church Friday afternoon, the T5o William Millar officiating. The bearers were A. M. Norton. C A. Manks O. W. Small, C. E Mathorne. F. C. Norton anfl A. II. Kilburn. Past Master "W. V. Wilson conducted tho Masonic burial service at the grave. I.lbanils Ledge anil Chapter O. E. S. attended and htirlalwas In Cit'eenwoort cemetery by the side of nil wife who died a few weeks aso, The funeral of Ilenjamln Daggett was held at the. house Saturday afternoon. The Rev. I, i:. 1'sher officiated. The bearers wore A. B. Farr. O. S. Farr, W. M. l'arr Charles Daggett, C. W. Norton and Joseph Masking. Mrs. Diantha Nolan Is vis'tlng relatives In Middle bury. R. .1. Bearnan has sold the Charles Hunt and Mrs. A. Wilder farms In New Haven for $S,40n, Mrs. E. Jud Irish and son. Norton, of Knoihurffh Falls, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. c. W. Norton. Solon Prince, of Rurllngtnn was In town Friday and Saturday. Philip Dwire wa out Sat urday for the first time after u two weeks' Illness. Mr. and Mrs. Ira W. K nifi'iaii and children of Rurllnston were in town Friday and Saturday. Miss Fay Ilutterfield of Mlddelbury Is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wills. Mrs. Cora Ferris has returned to Avon dale. N J Dr. 1). A. Ulsble has been con fined tn l.ls house with lllnes. the past week. -J. W. Johnson of Hurllngton nas been visiting relatives here this week, R. W Peck returned Tuesday from two weeks In Chicago, Mrs. IVenJamln Shel don, who has been a great sufferer from a cancer for eighteen years. Is falling. R. Sheldon and J. S. Moody rojiresont W C nunton Post, G. A. It., at the Slate encampment The Rev. .1 J lioyle of Urandon was i sliest of the Rev. D. F.. Coffey at !l Ambrose rectory Tueidi .--Andrew lllon, who has ben In poor health for uveial months. Is ablr to drive to the r lase 'Miss ICIhel HlssoniMte will resign is teacher In the graded school at the lose of the present term, and no to epi HKtleld, where she has a similar posi tion Mr and Mis. K. M Kastman havo leturned from their weddlnf,- trip. A, D. A Ittum of Mlddlehury was In town Wed nesday Mrs. Chailes Pettlbone and df.iifrhter, Kdna, of Richmond are vtfc-it-Inr In town.- II U. Rivers or BurlttiK lor, was In town Tuesday and Wedne rtay. Mrs. Kara I la ton has sold her farm to II. F Cordon of New Haven. The Memorial day exercises will be held here May 31 with address by the Unv. H. P. Perry of Rlehford. The Sunday serv ices will he held at the Methodist flhurch with preachlns by the Itev. K. R. Stone. Pay Cllrfoid Is UsltttiK jelatlves. In Bturkshoro, EAST MONKTON. The funeral of Mrs. Charles llolcomb, 'ho died May 4, was held at the East I'Jinkton ehuith Thmsday afternoon at ne o'clock. The Rev. i:. R. Stone of !lrls; In! ollklated. A (inaitetto composed of Mis. I). K. Meeih, .Mrs. F. II. I)eat, W, I Cox nnd M. F. Morgan "anR twn Helcc- Ions a'd Mrs Mrec !i santf a HOo. Tile bearera were Noble liurlburt,' Harry Uhlt". Gabriel Srnor. William Jenklm, Wllber Larrow and lyonard llolcomb and b'irril was In llie West stieet come ter Mrs llolromb Is survived by her I usband and five, daughters, Miss Iary at hon.e, M.s Cora Senor of Warien, Mrs Krnest Cushman of Now Haven, Mrn Noble Murlhun. Mm. Hairy White nd a ton, Goodslll Jlolcumb of Bristol.- SHOREHAM. V. W. Moore returned from Springfield, Muss., Friday. Thcie were K tickets Eold for the dance Friday evening under the auspices of the O, E. S. The funeral of Mrs. Kunlce Delano was held tit the home of her sister, Mrs, Oliver Ktirn ham Saturday.-. M. Farnham sold a Holsteln cow to Jerry O'Brien of Tl conderosa last week for JXO. C. M. Ward Is beginning the lebuildlni? of barns to replace those burned last fall.-The Woman's Missionary meeting will be with Mrs Thomas Delano Thursday, May 27. C. N. North was called to Rut Innd Monday as juror In supreme court. The State regent of the D. A, R., Mrs. C. N. North ,1s to meet with the Hnher Allen Chapter, Poultney, and Kthan Allen Chnptr, Mlddlebur5,1 this week. I lla's orchestra of Troy will give a con cerl, followed by a ball In Academy lull, Monday evening under the auspices of the Young Men's club.-Mrs. Nancy Cook Is quite 111 -Mrs. Klizabeth Collins has gene to MI''onrl MIDDLEBURY. At the prayei meeting of the Memorial Raptl"t Church Thursday evening, the Rev. Geoige It. Stall', the paator, read his resignation to take effect October 1 next. Mr. Stair has been contemplating making a change for some time so that " "" "i-mciii whs nor entirely un expected. During his fic years' pastor ate the church has been greeatly built tip and Mr Stair has greulv endeared Mmself lo parishioners and towns, people M' Stair will engage In evan gelistic work with the Chaprnan-Ale.van-der force. The remains of Mrs. A. M. Sayre. a former resident of this village. ' wnie brought here Saturday on the noon train from RochcM-r. N. V., nnd taken to the est cemetery for burial. The remains were accompanied by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Hdwln Sayre, and a grand daughter. About SO members of Riifsell Circle, Ladles of the Grand Arm.v. made a surprise call on Mrs. Augusta Allen at her home on Court street at lour o'clock Saturday after noon, her seventieth birthday. A. Full erton Phillips nf Rartnn Is In town and Is thinking of locating here. Ambrose Goodro, who lias been 111 with rheuma tism since fall, was able to wheel him self down town for the first time this spring Snttinluv afternoon. Fred A. Rrunelle has been called to liurhngton by his father's death. Napoleon Roud reau, who has been quite 111 the past week, Is able to be out. It Is expected that Cot. ,Ioeph Rattell will begin the addition to his block on the Main street side about the first of next week. Mrs. Walter J. Rose Is recovering from her Inlurioi but her sprained ankle is causing her much pain. A large amount of bulldlni- will lie done In town this season Including the women's college building on Col lege lull, tho addition to the Uuttell block on Main street, the Atwood block to replace the one burned, the Cobb block on Main street, the house for ICdward Crannally on Kim street, the Alexander Dtukoy house on Court etreet and the George Chaffee house on Washington street Mrs. Kdson P. W!lllamon has returned from Rrletol where she was summoned by the death of her nephw. Watson Frank. Among the lsitors In town are Tlieron M. Crane of Rutland, Thomas Dupont of Rochester. Watson Hamilton of Itrld port and Mr. and Mrs. J. Hartley Kvans of Sotnervlllo, Mass. Fred and James McGllnchney are making extenlve re pairs on their residences. The cattle shipment Monday consisted of three carload for th' New York nnd Hrlgo tou markets. Monday, market dav, eggs brought 20 cents and butter '!:! cents. Henry Wilcox has sold his place' In Salisbury to Mor ris Thomas Gilbert MrCormlc and family have moved from Fowler to the Rogers house on Court M'cet. Mr. MrCormlc will work in the marble mill. Mrs. Florence Itosenbury if Worcester, Mass,. Is visiting .Mr and Mrs, "Solomon Laplne. The Mernntial day exercises will he luld in the town hall Saturday Muy 20, nt 1:30 o'clock. Thomas W. Molonev of Rutland has been secured as speaker and the Mlddlehury band and the Ladles' Gleti club of the college will furnish mu sic. Several local organizations will at tend 'in a body, Incudlng besides V. P. Russell' Post, No. Ml, G. A. It. nnd Li dies' .Circle, No. D, the locrl lire depart ment, and Mount Calvary Comniandery, No. 1, Knights Templar, who will appear til uniform. Dane Jackson has returned from Albany Huslness College - A largo delegation of Lake Dunmore Lodge, No. 11. 1, O. O. V., went to Vcrgennes Tues day evening. A hearing was begun Tuesday afternoon before Justice A. W. Dickens In the case of Slate vs. .1. J. O'C'onnell at whose hotel some alleged Intoxicating liquor was seized Wednes day morning. Th case v.as not completed.- Charles I Rutton, grand jurorj appeals, for the State and Iroy c Rus tfll Is counsel for Mr. O'C'onnell George Kldde'r was In Mellow Falls Tuesday. -The following members of Russell Post, No. 89, G, A. R., went to Hurllngton Tuesday afternoon lo attend the annual Elate encampment: Commander Rdward Gooley, Past Commanders Charles K. YoutJ1 and W. L. Cady and Lewis Gou lttt.fCEhe following members of Russell Crclo, ladles of the G. A. R.. are also In Burlington: Mrs. Joseph K, Nush, piesldent, Mrs. Charles K. Yoult, past rtt-sldent; Miss Florence Kddy and Mrs. Kura .B, Turner, delegates; Augusta Al len, Mrs. L. M. Morrison, Mrs. M. H. Lang-worthy and Mrs. n. P William son, In the Intoxicating liquor cases against J. J. O'Connell, proprietor of the Sargent House, the rase for selling to certain specified witnesses was thrown out as none of the witnesses summoned acknow ledged getting any liquor from the re spondent. In tho case for keeping with Intent to sell, based mostly on the evidence of five dozen brand new whiskey bottles,- 'some of them containing small quantities of whiskey, the respondent was bound over to county court In the sum of $350. There Is still another caBe pending for furnishing In general nnd this was continued for the prebent and the respondent put under $300 ball Arscne Roaudln, who Is walking on a wager from Jv'orth Adams, Mass., to Montreal, nr .rJVfd X'lfs'lfty nvenlng. He said that he had been greatly hampered hy rain and feared that he would not ne able to mnke the Journey In the six days allotted. - The Rev. K. V. Campbell of .Northfleld, who nan been negotiating for the pur chase of the old Catholic. Church prop erty on Weybrldge street for the use of a sect called the Ppntecnst Nnr.arenes, has partially succeeded and returned to his home Wednesday. He will return Wed nesday of next week lo make arrange ments for a series of meetings which the (t'oatlnurd on page a.) THE GRAND ARMY AND ALLIED BODIES Five Military and Patriotic Socie ties in Annual Encampment In This City Yesterday, A ROUSING UNION CA1P FIRE Grand Army Has 2,612 Members in 90 Posts, Showing a Net Loss of 95 in Membership during the year One Post Disbanded Woman's Relief Corps Report Slight Gain Sons of Veterans, Have 645 Members in 23 Camps, an Increase of 75 Mem bers and One New Camp Sons of Veterans Auxiliary and Ladies of the G. A. R. Also Report a Pros perous Year. The Und annual encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic, depart ment of Vermont as well as the annual meetings of allied p.itrolic ami military organizations opened In I Ills city yester day morning and continued In session both morning and afternoon. A rousing campflre was held In the Armory last evening. GRAND ARMY. The Gland Army encampment was opened in the Armory at 10 o'clock a. m.. Commander C. H. Reach presiding. Folowlng the formal opening there was a roll call of officers and roll call of re presentatives. The various rr ports were, submitted and referred to the seer.il committees. Commander lleach delKcrert his annual address which was in part as follows: ADDRKSS OF I IF.PA RTMF.NT COM MANDKR. Comrades: Again we meet in Annual Kncarnpment for the forty-second time, and If we should pause and look back we could see how fast and surely we are on the down hill side of life, it is oer forty-four ears since we earned our memhershlp in this most honorable or der, for with the muster out of lire old arm In K'i the doors of eh-lbllity were forever closed. I desire here and now lo thank my eomradrs for the great honor so unani mously conferred upon ine at Montpelicr last ear, by choosing me as your Com mander. The care and r I'sponslbrllty have been great, but the honor has been greater. LEGISLATION. Commander llrnwu last .ear recom mended In his repoit that he State law relating lo the wearing of badges bo amended. The matter was properly brought before the Legislature and Sec tion 5,779 of tho Publli; Statutes was amended as follows, viz; "Section f,779. A person rrot entitled by the rules and regulations of the depart ments of the Grand Annv of the Repub lic, Sons of Veterans, Woman's Relief Corps, Ladles of the Grand Army of the Republic or of any patriotic, secret or charitable society, who wilfully wears a badge, button or Insignia nf any such society, or uses the same to obtain as sistance within tills State, shall be Im prisoned not more than thirty days or lined not more than fifty dollars, or both." A Inn, In currying uutlhe wishes of lire comrades as contained In a resolution presented by comrade T. S. Peck, tho folowlng bill I elating to flags on school premises, was passed: "Section I. The hoard of school direct ors and the corresponding officers in school districts shall c.i'.i-" to lie erected on each school house, or on the premises belonging thorclo, a suitable flag polo and shall, while school Is In session therein, came a I'nlted Stales flag to be displayed thereon." I would ask you lo thank the comrades who were instrumental In having tills matter presented to our Legislature and made a part of our laws, hope that all comrades will Interest thcnis-clvca and see that they nre pioperly executed. MKMIILRSHIP. The matter of increasing our member ship lies very near the hearts of many comrades and if all would unite In one great effort a largo part of those out of our ranks would come In before it Is too late. Early in the year 1 realized that our comrades weie not working as they might for recruits and 1 asked Mrs. Nellie M. Smythe, Department Presi dent, Woman's Relief Corps, to recom mend for appointment on my staff, as special aide and recruiting officer, ono faithful, earnest worker from each corps In her department. This was carefully done and I appointed Gt loyal and trim women whose ono object, above all others tho past year, has been to Induce the In different and caieless veterans to take their places In the ranks of the Grand Army of tho Republic. Tho results are not as large aa I hoped for, hut I hellevo many weio peisuaded by them to Join or rejoin our ranks, And to this band of .loj.il woimn owe my nmt heartfelt I thanks. The repoit of the Depa'Unenl In I perior will show our endemor to find lout how many veterans there were In the i State who were not members of nu' order, and we Hi' pleased to learn that that number Is much smaller than we expected. And the suggestion as to how they can be lire ight Into our ranks is summed up In lvo words, "personal work.' We ha..' lost but one post by surrender of Its charter, and that was George S. Gale Post, No. 107 Hrldport, which held out until it had hut eight members, and one of them living In MIddlehur. Transfer cards were isud to each member and we hope all have before tills Joined some nearby post. COI'NTY VETERAN ASSOCIATIONS. It was my great pleasure to attend two of these gatherings and while I rea lize how much solid pleasure there is In the.e annual gatherings of the' old boys, yet I am fearful that many comrades allow them to take the place In their lives of membership In the Grand Army of tire Republic. I would urge upon the oriccrs of all county associations that at their next meeting they devote part of rhelr regular program to the matter of urging all to become members of our order. Let this work be done thoroughly and wel and the results will be great. SMALL POSTS. A few posts show a numerical gain during the year. And many have grown smaller. It is hard to know Just what to say to the faithful comrades of the small posts. Comrades, when your post gets to ten or less then Is the time more than anv other, for each one to slrow his metal and faithfully exemplify our motto bv living every da the fraternal life of a comrade, having "charity for every one, and lot It be o strong that It will cover and drive away all petty dif ferences. And with the loyalty of a true soldier for our country, your depart ment, and your post, you will hold to gether man jeais longer. WOMAN'S RELIEF COUPS. The fniilifu work of this noble hand of loyal women has been told and retold many tlnus, and yet the half has not been told. Mnnv of the largest posts of the country owe their life to-day, and for j ears past, to the Woman's Relief Corps. They anticipate our wants, they see our weak sides and are always ready lo strengthen where we need it most. The many comrades, the widows and or phans, whom they seek out and aid In the right way and at the right time, realize more and more that Ihelr heart Is in tnelr work' Yet they are modest, loving women who do not want us to praise them overmuch, LADIES OF THE GRAND ARMY OF HEiH'ltl.lf. I icgret very much that all ladies who aie deeply Interested In the noble work of caring for llie veterans In their de clining days, cannot ha fully united In one society as the true and only auxil iary to the Grand Army of the Republic. Some posts in our department are really benefited by their auxiliary, the Ladles of the Grand Army of the Republic. There nre In many ways doing good work and my only wish l that all may be united as one. SONS OF VETERANS. Comirr.inder-ln-Chlef Hurlou said in his report lo the fortysecond national en campment at Toledu, " presume that tho Hons of Veterans maintain a nation ul orgunlr.ntlon, but 1 have neither knowl edge nor Information concerning It. I hiue not received any communication frour It and I am therefore unable to advise you as to Its condition." This con dition of affairs Is probably due to er rors In Judgement and management, or both. 1 believe that all Grand Army of tho Republic and Sons of Veterans en campments, both department and na tional, should bo held at the same time nnd place, in that wuy getting Into closer touch ono with tho olher These two organizations should not HUffer this r-oparateiifss In continue longer, and It Is with great pleasure that I ran say that the Vermont Sons of Veterans hvs ac-' repled my verbal liivllntlon lo meet with us at this time. My hope Is that the na tional oi ganlznllotis may follow where Vermont lends. our sons are natural successors, and It Is our duty lo uphold Ihem In their honest endeavors to live up to the example of their fnlhers, We should utend their meetings', at which ne are all most heartily welcome, and In humble wnv tell them of our exper iences, (he joys and soirnws of our ser vice, our fun and frolics. All the little things which iiuiv seem so tame to us, will he maltus of much Interest lo them, and In nfler years when we have all passed over Hie tlver some one may gather thee tiling" logether and write a true history of our time. It should b the duty of all comrades of our order, when one of our number answers the lasl roll call, to see that one or more of th" sons unlle Willi their older, and thus help It to grow as we are growing less SONS OF VETERAN AUXILIARY. Some might say that because of . small membership this organization had nol work lo do. ei wheie there is n camp of Sons of Veterans nil no good working Woman's Itellef Curpr, the auxiliary can work along the same noble lines. When a pot or camp Is well cared for by a live Woman's Relief Corps we can say, with one of their members when some son spoke of an auxiliary for their ramp. hand" off " N A T I O N A I. ENCAMPMENT. The fm t -second National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic was held in Toledo, Ohio. Aug. 31 to Sept S, WS. The departments of Vermont and New Hampshire went togelher on a spe cial train leaving tills State Saturday evening, Aug. :i, via the Central Ver mont ami Grand Trunk railroads. The attendance fiom Vermont was not large, but lack of It was made up bv an abun dance of enthusiasm, and all who went were paid for their time and expense, Toledo was reached on lime Sunday afternoon, nnd hcndo.ua! ters opened Mon dnv at the "Southern." After some slight re-arranging In rooms our depart ment, wilh Hie Woman's Itellef Corps, oc upleil adjoining parlors, which many callers said were the best of any had by departments of our size and much better than tbne secured by larger ones. Yhe department turned nut about PO for the parade and made as good a show ing as mnnv larger department, the flags ami gieen sprigs being heartily cheeied all along Hi" line PAT 111 OTH ' I NST Rl'CTO 15. A new office, but one of the rnoM ini poitapt In oui order at this lime. Is Iliat ' patiiotle Instructor. Comrade Ch.irle II. Dunton, Post No. 41, was appointed to that ofice, hut lie felt obliged, afler severe lost. by fiie anil otherwise, to tender his resignation, which was on rii) patt reluctantly accepted, Comrade Charles i;. Putne. Post No. ery klndlv consented to fill the acancv thus created, and the appointment was made. The work of tile ofice has been raised lo n high level under III" management, and I want tn thank him for his efforts, so fieel. given, to Ihe end thai patriot ism might he more fully laught and un derstood by the teachers and scholars In our school. For further particulars 1 icier voir lo the assistant adjutant-general's report. MEMORIAL DAY The repoit of our department i liaphiln will give much Information about the ob servance of Memorial day. -our most Htcrcd day. Several cmrades are anx ious io observe Sunday as Memorial da., which Is not according to rules and orders, yet I feel that In some localities this change would be beneficial and wnere comrades feel sure that the change would he advantageous lo their commun ity and create a greater reverence for our dead comrades, and If the teaching of patriotism could be bcter inculcated on Sunday than a week d. then I would recommend that Ihey be allowed to observe Sundav . .May so of llils year, as their Memorl.il dn. ASSOCIATES. There are twelve posts in our depart ment which have "associates, ' and some of the others are considering the matter of asking the leading and Influential men In their vicinity to become "associates" to their local post. There are man de partrnentes which have posts with "asso ciates," and I firmly believe that it will create more inteirst in Hie order and encourage the comrades to hold together many years longer If they have the financial aid and encouragement that so rn.tny of our posts are sadly In need of. 1 hope to see the time when "associates" may be legalized by our national organ ization. VERMONT SOLDIER S HOME Late In Mutch it was my priveleje to visit the Soldier's Home at Hennlngloii willi Assistant Adjutant General Wil liams and Colonel George v. Kinney, chief of staff. We were accompanied hj Mrs. Wlhams, Irs. Kenny and Mrs. Reach. We had a very pleasant visit with Superintendent and Mrs. Hannon nnd feel under great obligat'ons to them for many courtesies. We met several romrrdes whom we had kit known as boys In the old days, and feel satisfied that they have trulv found n haven of rest for their declining days. They were cheerful and as happy as could be ex pected. For more Information about this 1 call your attention to the report of the senior aide and chief ol staff. CONCLFSION. Comrades, my greatest regiet Is that I could not do more for you, and desire lure and now to thank all the comrades throughout the State for their loyal sup poll. My hearty thanks are also ex tended to my personal staff, who have held themselves In readiness at all times to follow their leader, as they were taught in the old days, without ques tion. I desire at all times to thank Comrade C ,D, W'Ullams who has ho falthfuly dis charged the duties of assistant adjutant general and assistant quartermaster gen eral. He has ko administered the per plexing duties of his oflloe as to relieve much of the worry that usually accom panies the honor of department com mander. You will see by the report of tho nsistant nuartermasler general that the finances are In sound condition, with a small Increased balance, To-inoriow I shall resume nt place In the ranks of our order, and It Is with the determination to be ready and will ing lo serve every comrade as best I can and strive tn live up to our motto, Fia (emit). Charity arid Lojalty, Ths reports of Senior Vice Commander Charles H. Woodbury of St. Johnsbury, nnd Junior Vice Commander A. D. Ueek wlth of Ludlow were submitted and adopted. ASSISTANT ADJUTANT GENEKAL. The report of Assistant Adjutant Gen eral Carlos D. Wlllams of Hurllngton sK. wed that one post, George 8, Gale, tl'niflnmil osr aae 1C II MEN KILLED DMT Premature Explosion of 1,000 Pounds Tore the Bodies into Fragments. PREPARING IMMENSE BLAST Inilitimn Itonil Imnrin rmi'iil in, Hud llrell World ne for Mi Weeks lo l)Uil:iee 10,000 'Inns lit Itmk Mltlt s.lioo Pounds of llinillte, Albam. N V. May 1" At least in men were killed bv a premature blasr o' dy namite this afternoon In a stone quarry oneraled bv llie Calhinau Road lrnproxe merit company near the village of South Bethlehem 11 miles southwest of Albany It was at flrt helleved that the death toll would reach .in but to-night several Italian workmen who had been repotted as missing, were accounted for. and It 1 not believed that more than seoie of lives were iosl. The dead. John Hoyt Callanan. vice-pi evident and general manager nf the company, Al lan. v. Charles D. Callanan, a brother of the manager. Albany. Lfrov McMillan, assistant snperlntnrt- t t. Voor heesvllle. John I lendrlckson, steam drill foieman, .'outh liethlehem Fred Snyder, master mechanic. South Itf Ihlehem James Moloney, blacksmith. South K"thehem. William M.uiines. fireman, South tth-l-J-em. Fred Appert. agent nf the National Powder company. New York Twelve Italian workmen. One thousand pounds of dvnainlte ex ploded, si alter log the bodies of the victims fon hundreds of feet aioiind and 11 was with difficulty I hat the blackened dismembered remains, mutilated almost bevond recognition, weie Identified. As darkness wa falling a wagon diew up lo Ihe engine house loaded with bodies thai had been picked up back on the quarry hill. A crowd of grief stricken relative" gathered aiound eager to identify the dead, onlv to turn nwav nt the sickening sight clothing hung in shred from the bodle from which the head nf some were missing; others lacked armH or legs or both. Italians with shoels ean hd here and there for portions nf bodies bringing their gruesome loads in boes to the engine house (hich served a a lemporary inoigue. G. P. Unielll. the local llaliau consul, and doctors and underiaker were early on th" scene. The bodies of rile two Callanan hrothers Fred Snvder and Fred .appert were among ihe rirl lo h Identified The Callanan Rond Improvement com pany does a large business furnishing i.ruhed stone for road building, and pre. paratlons for to-day's blast which was scheduled to take place at five o'clock this afternoon had been going on for six weeks. Thliteen hole five Inches in diameter and about 7.' feet deep bad been drilled at point.- about fett back of the face of the big quarrj. The displacement was expected to amount to nearly ih.tnv ton of rock and over S.non pounds of dynamite were to have been used. The workmen bad placed iV0 pound charges In si, of the hole and weie working on the seenth when a few- min ute before two o'clock, thee was a ter rific explosion hurling tons of rock Into the nlr nnd scntterlng the bodies of the victims In all directions Several of the men were engaged n pumping w-atr nut of the holes, other weie placing the rharges of dynamite, while the officers were standing nearby directing the work. Another force of men were car r lug dv ramlte from the More house some ins tance away when the death dealing blast which was caused bv the piemnture discharge of a percussion cap exploded. Houses in the iciniu weie shaken, win dows shattered and onMernatlon reign ed In the Utile village half a mile away. Another gang of workmen at work at tlif foot of the quairx fled for Ihelr live nnd It was not known definlrel at night fall whether or not any of them met death as a result o' Hie shower of rocks lulled down upon them The foreman In charge ald to-night thai lie thought two of the men were killed Soon lifter the explosion llie wa dis covered in the woods In which the dynamite stoie houe wns located and it was feared for a lime that the flames might reach Hie building in which a carload of explosives were stored hut the fire was extinguished before the danger was reached. It developed thai five of Ihe great charges of dynamite remained iinex ploded In the quarry. This rendered some what difficult the search for bodies, the workmen fearing further explosions. The Callanan brothers were well known In Albany where rhe maintain ed the company's office during the win ter montis, moving to South liethlehem when the senson's work opened. MONTREAL HORSE SHOW. American Evkllillor uncnr There for Ihe First Time. Montreal, Que, Ma II -The Moniieal horse show opened to-d.n with not onl the largest, but ihe most represeniaih list of entries In the ten years of lis his tory. American exhibitors appear for the first time, these Including a number of horses from Sarulv Point farms. New port, R. .1, owned by Reginald Vanderbllt. and the strings of Tonzo Sauwigc of Newark, N, J., nnd Andrew Mlrisln of Glen Ridge, N. J, The Vanderbllt entries were most successful this afternoon. In the clssn for harness horses over 14. 2 and under 15.1, Phoebe Walton carried off Ihe blue ribbon from eight Canadian entries shown, Mr, Van rhllt himself driving Ihe winner. II08TON Ill'TTEU MARKET. Huston, May i" (UTTER Unchanged Northern lift Mc, western '.Wl'Sc CUK.ttBE-U!4j lie, VI. twins U'allbc BURR BEAT PROFESSIONALS erinniit .Marksman Led a 111k Field lit MoHtiieller. Montpeller. May l: With a heavy gale, blowing which gicatlv effected ' e scores at the fifth annual to . narnent of the Montpchcr Gun club, 'he 11 u ditj's shooting was a successf'i! one D C II. Rurr of Hit eltv, who won t n honors 1') clays ago in the shoot n' Ho toil, won the high general irerage wl e Jack Fanning of RrooMsn won rbe o professional average. Thirl v-l hree mniksmen wre present and 17 shot 'he fi.ll program of joo ' re's Slars Indicate professional Th follow lug shot at ino blids- Dr. c II R n i f Montpeller, En; Mack Panning nf New Yolk. !!, 'J A. It. Elliott of New Yor l2: 'O. II. Dickey ol no-ton. ,!w "W O 11)11 of port la ml. I.'.t It II F I ,tr nf SI Allinns 1M. '. II D.utor. nf PoH land. 1.71. W. P i'wlgg of S' Aioais lis. c E Davis of r.ii'.and, H7 G Megnith of Monlpelei M7 Tom.'. Chenelle of St Alban- I G II Wa'Tn of Montpeller. If". II H Mr. i'nr if Montpeller. l:'.v : M W'r.ce e, f Urunsnii-k. , .Me . 1 . s P 'is-. Ih linswii k. Me "i H 1. Abbott nf Wol center , 110. i. 1 Milne nf P,lii- e, SI. The folowlng iioi at l("i ,,lrds W V. Springer of Norlhtleld. fiT linemen". Kent of Miintpcher id. W H Rur' lr f Montpeller. K. H. M Shepnrd of Mon- -pelier. M. c. II Sentei- of Montpeller, IS. J '1 Mrc-lo.d of Mutitpcner OLD CASE IS RE-ARGUED. Mm ul S.'IO.OOO Intuited In Hell et al , the ,v O. Muitpeliei- Mav 12 'ihe faledoti county court pne of .l.ini'j- D Uei .rt others against th" Vermont c'v slnn o the Portland K- Ogdenslnirg rai road t which about JVlfiVi I Involved a'id who 'i has been In Vermont coii'-t for th r year, was argued tn-riav in s.iprepn court Tills cape was first cote ed n Caledonia counts court In IW and n I Ms. lsi."i and IMC It wns before suprn com". The arguments to-day wer op an appeal from u decision of the trastcr -chancery hefot whom the "ae w heard after It wa Inst remanded fro i the supienie court Tile brief In this ea e (river hundreds of page ami n ikes a larse volume At the request of M S Vilas of Rt lington. the, Chittenden coi.ntv case of Alfred W Kelka and wife s M I" A leo was continued hecaue a transcript of Hie evidence had riot et been complete This cnrilinuaiiie was contingent upon t h agreement to t lie same bv V. L Fih of Vergenne. who pppear for the de fendant. The Washington count' cae of Stale s Henry Andrews has been enr tinned to the October terni. MEAP.INO ON HRA ICEMAN'S DEATH Rrattteboio. Mav 12 The pubic serye-conuni-slon held a hearing to-da v r Prooks Houe (,n the railroad nc dci a' Towns'neriil. n mall place ,,i) -re v , -River branch nf rhe (Vntia: Xen.o nilw.iv. which oecurred Feb uat a when John T Smith a hrakemai, w instantly killed. Smith wa.s engage I n K'.untlng freight cars when the p, r slipneil, passing completed tr-ois s Wnlv. death being Insta nt a neo is 1 e was unmarried Several wime-e ve heard rn-dav but no decision w.i ! .-.1 i M' uln..r. nn..nnrAa r- I load. I. C. Raeon for the Son- c E J Waterman foe tie state W' H M S MEETING I'oultnev. Mav 1.'.--The unpi a: meet g of the Woman . Home Misslonar r ety of the Hurllngton district n' Met odlst Churches s being held here tn-dn Tlth an attendance of about l). Th.e- was n morning and an nfternnnn sess-on and Hie dosing session tins evenirg wa address-Mi hv I1 e Km u J Clemai uf AIu.m N V DIVORCE CASE CONTESTED. Ilr. .1. P. Vliicllimrll sue Wife, a Hlir Miiglun l.l-l. Rutland, Mav 1." --Trial ia- oitnineni i in Rutland couutv court thu afternoon ' the divorce case nf Di .Umes p Mn Dow -II of Miildletnwn Sprit' s Pete E. VlieDctwell t Hniilngion The . ds, contested and will lust well i i milium The man al.s a lull i i t gi'n'jiid nf intolerable se.nt aid t e woman hum:. a cross bill mi -nun fc.ro.inds but oilier le.isiuis are intmdin I In t'.e evidence, ine wife i.ntiilt; f.imiliarilv between lh .!ocio aid a 'if ears old school girl Dr MacDowcll ,i giad ui'e of t e I'nlversitv of Vermmn His r. rsc, T W Molonev, and II E Rmwn .f R. lington and F S. Piatt ! Rurlard appear for Mrs MncDow ell A HEALER ARRESTED. Held for Grand .lur? on ( hnrire of II legllll; Prncllclnc Medicine. Ma lone. N V Mm' IT Vestfr,iav Thomas Quintan "ihe Masser. t Healer' was arrested ehaiged with illegally pra ticirig medicine upon alleg.it inns present e, hv censor nf the Franklin Co nt Medical society. At tile heai'tig tod befote police Justice Hlgelow yu nla t wns held for Ihe grand Jul . gi. ng h,rl lo appear when wanted THE EPISCOPAL CONGRESS. Ethical V "peels of C'.nnilillim lllscnsseil I. ll I Mght. Poston. Moss, Mav l: The EM I Aspect of Gambling ' tee top ,1 ,im , r.t the night session the ii.itlmi.il Kp i opal rongies. which met veMerdav u Trillion! Temple was a ppar entl.v t'.e in s Interesting of am subject which has m I cen taken up The Rev St ci.-ilt lid tt- of New York thought rliar It wot I 1 be no great cxagger atinn to s.iv H.,t t e whole- commercial life of out nme is in lecled with the taint of gambling "It, lather than Standard Oil ' he ald. 'is t lice giant oclupus whose tenia. It-. nre fastened on everv trade and industry " Another speaker. Serepo S Pralt. cc i clary of the Chamber of Commerce f t''c Statu of New York, scathingly ar raigned gambling in securities and the I ccf ssltles of life. FLOOD IN MAINE. (ireat tipculiin llrldge over l. John Itlver Curried hut), Van Huron. Me . Mav II. The Si John river was on a rampage n-dav owing c Ihe heavy rains for llie past week an. I the suspension bridge between Fori Kent Me and Clan- 11 was . i i led awas This luidgo w.is 1,0.1-) feet long and cos JH.mv)- 1