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VOL. LXXX1V. NEW SERIES VOL. LVI.
ROOSEVELTS SML my t They Were Given a Hearty Send Off on Lcavmjj Cairo for Alexandria. GREAT CROWD AT STATION Formnr President to Bo Emneror William's Personal Quest for Three Days of Visit at Berlin. Alexnndrln, Match v. -Former Frcldctit Hoc'i-VdU. Mi-, r.iiosivoll, Kctmlt and Ml : I'tliol SnSIr.t for Naples this aftcr- " -i n 'ho .noetnor Prlnr. lloimlrh iyi i.iuiscvoli sent tr.U despatch to iviio.iivr's aide do camp: "v.ietiKmouis to Mix HIghtiehs. the icdlvo, for n tdf. courtesies shown me mc stav In Egypt. I deeply up. J t ." Hi- nlsr. ., planar telegram to the ''" Kir Reginald Wlnerte. f n:o hidk hearty coon nvn. f'nlm. March no. -Tho Rous. .volts wote r "t a heart:, soi.d off when they loft f' ' ''.ani!rl'i this morn Inc. Anions the 'intentions received hy Colonel 'ici: s from ,h(, i.aOiitiarti'rs o tw- Amcrlran tuition thanking him f yneiously nccodlng to the request ti nt he visit the mission stations and also t ' hU aid In the work of adeeming I- ' t. The message continued: We deeply anpreelate the nohle Mutln onts voiced throughout your nllM-si at the national university wlhh must have n most wholesome niil lii'tlng elTod upon the life of this c."RW. Your visit has made us '1 niM- proml and thankful that we are ' ; iel loi ns." '"hri" vns a gtent eiowd at the sta ti. i of t'f t li !( a 1 I' , ll t.. watch the departure of the tini,ul 'ird Americans:, who-o preu- in t'e Egyptian capital has liccn il-ot I K lnteiest to nil. Sir Hl 'I'Ust Htltlsli rigen t find consul eral In Fiypt. was not present hut k"'l (Tiiu al Jlnswi-ll to pay his !: rv ' in ' v,,-( . ; ':" ''.at he was up. Is pppre.-latlcn of all ' I'll 'i id n "f i pi. cdlve sent lone for the olv- a representative to Mstond his compliments to tho do- I r rtitiK Rtiot and the inou'born nf t!;p i1 '.b'l'intle corp x t vnllv wove pros n. As tho train drew out ' the sta- I t . ti n party of Kcmi'iun raised e cheer. TO ?E EWP2RGR 'S GUEST. Cerii-.-.n ' curl I)i!:ijcl il lloiiiir.N lo l!e c;i en 'loo, volt. I!( i-l 1 ii. Mai oh .10.- -i.'inporor William his invlt-d o-;. president Unosevelt to bf his porsoi nl micst nt the palace frr Ih roe of the live days th.it Colonel Itnosevelt v 1 1 1 spend In Herlln. He will arrive !ioj.. un the evening of May !i and will he entertained by Prvld .layne Hill, the American am bassador. iintl1 tho 1 2th. when the Hn.pcr.r avIII leturn to the capital f mil the nrovinces. Then Colonel I'oosevflt will (,-o to the palace. The Hmpeiur will throw court pre redenco to the winds during Colonel Hoosevelt s ''l:. 'r'.e misters of cerij- nioeles and tho ,.ourt i hair.l.erlalns are d m.T. m! li;- tie Knipo nr's determl n. i Ion in nle a private and non oflU ,a poraon pi eer.tiner. nt the dln i i end el'.ou !. rc over everybody, even the royal pi In ei "V hat do you think Mr. Roosevolt 'voi id like to n In Merlin?" Inquired the Nmporor of President Henjamln Ide Wheeler of the University of Cal ifornia a few Ouys heforu tho profes mr left for homo early this month. WOI'U) IllCU To M H ET M EN, "Men," said I'rofes-or Wheeler "Mr. Ilojsevclt would. I thins prefer abovo other thlnKs to meet representative, firrman men." Professor Wheeler also t lope.ht that Mr. Hoosevelt might like lo hoar some f;ood music, to see one or two tfrtllcrlci and to visit Frcder b I; tho (irent'M country house, ,San Ffi I, at Potsdam. While the i:mp"rir did not say whe ther ho would follow the sUKI?osted rui'lne, It is likely that he will bnve p. dinltiKuIwhed company to dine with Mr Hoohevelt and that he will ar range for a a;nla npora In his honor. Tho I'n'.ven.lly of Herlln will he stow the decree of doctor uf laws up on Colonel Hnosovolt. The American Association of Com merce and Trade hu: Invited him to FORM HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Membership Composed of l'rnple from Montpeller nnd Siirroondliic Towns, Mor.tpoller, March 30, No little- Interest was Ftiown at the meeting held this evening In the grand Jury room at tho court houre for the purpose of organizing B. local history society. A constitution tlmllar to the one under which the State loclety Is working was adopted, Tho territory covered by the society Includes iiast Montpeller nnd surrounding towns, ind women are eligible to membership. Offlcers wero elected ns follows! Presi dent, the Hon. U. V. Fifleldl vlce-presl-dent, Rev, Dr. J. Edward Wright; secre tary and troanurer, C, A. CJ. Jackson; board of manage.-!, W. T, Dewey, A. J. Blbley, O. W. Wing and 13. A. Nutf, auditors, A O. JOaton, Ii. H. Rtxby, J. II. Bento.-, The board of managers was Instructed to confer with the mayor and city council In regard to securing a room In the new city hall for the use of the society, , The object of the pnclety, which stnrts off under fnvornbln auspices, Is to (rather nd axrnne ancient books, piipeis, ducu iren't nnd valuable relics of every kind r preservation and Inspection. NAPLES li.irl ho present at a ruceptlon. He declin ed a public dinner some months afro, us he said his stay In Berlin would be ehnrt and ha did not think that ho ought to accept an Invitation ao long In advance It Is regnrded as extreme ly likely thai he will now agree to a reception and that Americans resident In Berlin will have nn opportunity of meeting him In this way, GREAT PRESSURE FOR TICKETS. The newspapers have published every thing available about tho cx-prcsldent's utleiiinces In Khartum and subsequently so that the ccneial public Is well Infor med as to his movement ahd If nny puhllo opportunity Is afforded of greeting him the people of Herlln lire ready to aull llifliitiolveh or It. Already there. Is a great piessutc for tlcketB to hear his lecture befoie th unlvetslty and for In vitutlms to the reception of the Ameri can Association of Commerce and Trade. I'ulonel Roosevelt some months ago, In answer to tho remark tiiat he would have n great reception In Merlin, said: "I shall be there pimply as a private person. 1 nm not one of those who tllajf to the fdnaes of departed irreatness." JOSEPH SOMERVILLE DEAD. Wntprlitiry Man Wn Fortr-Hlatr aid I'roiullirnt Monaii, Watcrhury, March 30. Joseph Som ervllle, one of the most prominent men in this vicinity, died at five o'clock this afternoon of heart trouble at the aste of SI years. The funeral will be held at two o'clock .Saturday after noon from tho house and will be under Masonic auspices. Mr. Pomerville was born In Payston, September l2J. He first married Mary Ann I'tirncr, who lived but a short time. January 1,1, 1838 he mar ried Miss Corrlna Huntley and to them three chlldicn were born, Mrs. A. H. Smith of this town. N'nthan, now dead, and James Somervlllo of the Watcr hury llrm of s'mith & Homervllle. He Is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Isnbelle Smith of Waltsfleld and Mrs. Zenas Watts of Waterbury Mr. Somervllle was one of the forty nlners. He twice went to California dur ing the sold rush, once by way of Pan ama and once around Capo Horn. There he acquired considerable wealth and upon his return took up fannlnu. For many years be lived on the farm In Dux bury now owned by the State. He was quite prominent In the Masonic fraternity. He was made a Mason in California and was a charter member and una of the principal officers of Wl nooskl I.odKe, ."u. 5, of this plsce. He was also a member of Whitney Chapter, No. 24, R. A. M., Mount Won Command er', Xo. 9, K. T., of Montpeller, Mount Slnal Temple, A. A. O. X. M. S., and yueen Esther Chapter, O. E. S. THINK IT ONLY A RUJlOk. London, March 30. To-day's report that KinK Menellk is dead appears to come hy way of Aden, Arabia, and it Is thought here that It is possibly onl a repetition of the rumors nf tho mon arch's death which have been current for some days. Commercial Interests here, which are In direct touch through their agencies with Addis Aboba, had received no continuation of the report to-day. SUSPECTS CAUGHT AFTER A FIGHT Arrests at New York nnd recov ery of Loot from Richmond, Va., Pcstofflce. '"' Vnrk. March D9.-Two men. charsed by postal inspectors with rob bing tho postofllce at Richmond, Va., fiomo time between Satin day night and early Monday morning, wore allotted at the Grand Central station to-nirht. Until rffi "d stubborn resistance and were not overpowered until they were knocked senseless, a third man escaped. They wore tracid tn New York by means of three trunks shipped from Richmond, with the seizure of which WjhO worth of the lot of stnmps obtained In tho robbery wote recovered. The prisoners g;,ve tho names of Frank Cluster, &l years old of Ht. Paul, Minn., and Frederick Cunningham, 3! years old, Cunningham maintains that he is a ban ker and that his home Is In London, Eng land, Roth men appeared nt the Ornnd Central station late to-night, accom panied by the third and unidentified man who made his escape, Chester went Inside, while Cunningham and the third man waited on the sidewalk. Chostor colled a boy, give him a trunk check and asked him to ascertain If It was In the baggage room. In the baggage room was stationed Joseph Paly, a central omen detective, who had been called Into the case by the federal authorities. He was guarding a siiHpectfid trunk and when tha lad made Inquiries for It, the detrctiva fnllnwmi hi, back, approaching Chester, who at tempted to rice rrom the station. The dotoctive grnnnled with him but Chester is of powerful build and both men fell, Uruggllng to the floor. Women passengers screamed nnd punlo was created In the station until tno oniccr euDUued Chester with his club. Meanwhile .... two men stationed outside, warned by the imii nt n,.. struBBle, ran. Cunningham, however, was Dowien over By two pedestrians and was quickly overpowered by the police. Examination of the trunk revealed In addition to tho 1.10.000 worth nt ntnmiiu n set of burglars' tools described at head quarters aa tho finest ever brought to .-sew yoric. inere were also two H-rall-bro revolvers In the lot. One of the three trunk had been shin. ped to tha Avon Hotel 30th street and exingion avenue "in car of Charles Jiatlield of Huffalo." Ht. Petersburg, March SO. A car. van of fifty fiypsles broke through the ice on cneromenetzKl lake, near Iuga to-day, Of tho men. women and i.n dren all but a lew were drowned. HOW SEEK U WE RELATIONS President Taft Folio W3 Proslaraa tion with Invitation for a Canadian Conference. TARIFFS TO BE READJUSTED Dominion Understands That Low er Rates Will Be Promoted through Congress Hon orable Adjustment. Washington, March nf). Following the proclamation of a complete tariff agreement with Cauadn to-day. It was announced that President Tart has invited Dominion government oindals to a conference looking to closer trade relations between tho two countries and to a general readjustment of du ties. The President's Invitation to Ccnada I Included In an exehango of notes between Secretary of Ktate Knox and the Dominion government. The note oxpres5es satlsfictlon nt the happy termination of the tariff negotiations and advances tho hope that tho way has been opened for an early settle ment of all the differences between the two governments, Including the troublesome question of the boundary line. The note then expresses the belief that the time Is ripe for a conference looking to the betterment of trade relations between tho two countries. Tn discussing the matter to-day Presi dent Taft would not go so far as to say that tho proposed conference Is the forerunner of reciprocity. What be hopes Is that the confer ence may result in n complete ro-ad-Justment of the tariff rates between the two countries, without either abandoning Its national economic pol icy. AGREEMENT NOT COMPLETED. Ottawa, Ont., March 30. The Dominion Parliament and the people of Canada re ceived their first ofllclal announcement if the settlement of the tatlft controversy . Ith the United States, and me granting iy the latter of the minimum tariff rates, thiongh a statement made in the Home his afternoon by Finance Minister Field ing. It was evident fiom the trend of Mr. Fielding's remarks that the process of readjusting tariff relations between the two countries will not end with the agreement Just reached. F KILLED AGED MAN Emerson Austin of Pleasant Val ley Lived but Few Minutes after Striking Ground. Cambridge, March 30. Emerson Austin of Pleasant Valley mot with sudden death to-day, the result of being thrown from a wagon while driving from his home to JofferMinvlllo. He lived hut five or ten minutes after striking the ground. Mr. Austin was born in Swanton 70 years ago, son of John nnd Rhoila Aus tin. He had lived In Pleasant Valley since he was IS years old, and had been a mason. Mr. Austin was married .Vi years ago to Fidelia Perry of Cambridge, who survives him. He also leaves two daugh ters, Mrs. O, R. Willey of Essex Junc tion and Mrs. Jennie Cnsavant nf Mont peller and one son, James, with whom he resided. Mrs. Austin owing to ill health, has been at the home of her daughter In Essex for i.ome time. The remains were taken to Essex to-night and the funeral will be held at the homo of .Mr. and Mrs. Willey Friday afternoon. K. OP P. DISTRICT MEETING. Ilanquet Followed Work nn Four Up. sreea at Itlcliford. Rlchford, March 30. The annual meeting of District No. 1, Knights of Pythias, comprising the following lodges: Unity, No, 3, St. Albans; Rlch ford, No. 25, Rlchford; Alburg, No, 2S, East Alburg; Aurora, No. So, Milton; Trout River, No. 36, Montgomery, was held with Rlchford Lodge this after noon nnd evening. A good number of Pythlans from St. Albans, Milton, East Alburg and Montgomery wero present. The following program was carried out: 3:00 p. m opening exercises In rank of knight, Rlchford Lodge; 3:30 p. m conferring of rank of pagu, Unity Lodge; 5:00 p. m conferring of rnnk of Esquire, District No. 1; 8:00 p. m loceptlon to the Oram! Lodge officers; 8:30 p. m., conferring of the rank of knight in the Inm. tr.r. h. Rlchford Lodge; 10 00 p. m., banquet nnd social hour nt the Ammlcan House. f. R. Hoilght of nil., place, grnnd vice-chancellor, was the toastmaster, and the following responses worn made: "Pythlanlsm," A. II. Ooorgo f Ht. Albans, past grand chancellor; ''llenents of a District Meeting." A. If. King of Rlchford; "The Grand Lodge." Rohcit Wier, gran' hnwel !"); "Fraternal Friendship," .he Hev. H. 1'. Perry of Rlchford; "The Vnl form Itnnk," c. w. Iluckley of St, Al hans; "The Rank o? Knight," the Uf I' H. I.raeh of Rlchford; "Tho Or6er 'f Knight of Pythian," li. Puffer of Rlchford. At FROM WAGON BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, MARCH Mr. Fielding ni rived here from Wash ington nt one o'clock nnd nt enco con ferred with Premier Lntirler and other members of the cabinet nfter which hn proceeded to the House. lie was greeted with applause when at 4:30 he begun to speak. Mr. Fielding reviewed In great detail the negotiations between the two governments. The Hist overtures for a readjustment of tariff relations came from Washington, ho said. When a deadlock seemed Inevitable, the govern ment took a firm stand and would not hnvn shrank from : tailff war, nlthough It preferred to avoid hostilities of that tort. No pledge was given by Canada that tho export of putpwiHid would not be prohibit ed, Mr. Fielding declared. DISCRIMINATION DENIED. In the negotiations, Canada never had admitted that the Franco-Canadian tieaty amounted to a discrimination against tho United Htntes nnd by his proclamation, issued at Washington to-day, President Taft tncttly admitted this to be a fact. "Has President Taft undertaken to promote In Congress lower tariff rates for Canada?" Mr. Fielding was asked. "Practically, yes," be replied. Continuing Mr. Fielding said that It had been claimed in some quarters that President Taft had been bluffing and that he would not hnve dared to Impose the maximum tariff rates against Canada, even if the Dominion had failed to make any concessions whatever. Tills was a mihtaken Idea, Mr. Fielding said. With all of Ills friendly regard for Canada, President Taft might have been forced Into Imposing the maximum against Canada. BEST TO PRESERVE FRIENDSHIP. "If we stood pat It Is possible we might have In some way obtained the minimum American tnrllT," said Mr. Fielding. "That perhaps would have been a great triumph for Canada. To hurl defiance nt the United Ktates when all the nations of Emopo nre accepting their terms might hae been heroic, but some victories p.ni too dearly bought. If wo had thus achieved a triumph for the moment it might be a reason for self congratulation, hut It would not have Improved the future relations between these two coun tries. If, therefore, we could avoid a tar.ff war by granting some, and from our point of view not very Important con cessions, it was far better In the Interest of Canada for the presnt nnd the future that we should make the concessions rather than to triumph over the United States nn terms which would have left soreness and ill feeling and created friction In future negotiations. Fully believing In the professions of President Taft that he desired to estab lish the best of relations with Canada, we sought, an honorable compromise. The extremists on -both sides will claim that Canada nnd that the United States has the best of the bargain. Hoth will be wrong. It was a good thing to avoid tho max'lmum, It was a good thing to give concessions to the United States and to avoid a quarrel with 'hat country." ST.VTE.MENT HY LAURIER. Sir Wilfrid Lamler said: "I have rea sons to btlleve tint there are a large number of people In the United States who would bu sorry to see a tariff war with Canada. In fact, so flrong Is that feeling that for the first time In history an American ambassador has come to Canada to negotiate for commercial peace. I also recognize tho fact that there Is In the United States a high pro tectionist group which is willing and anx ious to push the President Into a tariff war with Canada. The Canadian gov renment did not feel that It should give Its aid to further the ends of this group hy making impossible conditions for ths President. "We shall ever do all we can," con tinued Sir Wilfrid, "while preserving the vested Interests of this country, to avoid tailff difficulties. The concessions which we have made to achieve this desirable end ale small. For these concessions we net peace nnd good commercial relations with our great neighbor. That peace and mod will Is beyond price. Canada Is a country of seven millions and the United States has almost ninety millions. If we had choen to have been stiff with them to an unyielding point, they would haVM been stiff with us. Now we are within measurer, bio distance of reciprocity with out neighbor and that is a more desirable Ituatlon. Cnnada Is free to negotiate for hotter commercial relations with uny nation with whom she pleases and we Intend to begin those negotiations with tho United States as the first coun try on the list. There are articles upon which both thn United Htntes and Canada can give further concessions with mutual advantage, we believe, and we Intend to see what can he done." BENNINGTON MINSTRELS. Prominent IIuiiIiicnh uiui I'rofpMsloiinl .Men Mnke lilt In lllm-k I'hcp. Pennington, March 30. There was not a vacant reat In the houso to-night when the curtain rose on the second mlnstrol entertainment by tho Rcnnlni?ton club, the town's social organization of business and professional men. Judge prion M. Harber presided as In terlocutor, the position he held when the club gave Its first entertainment. The end men wero Postmaster Collins, M. Craves, Clarence U Holden, Fred 1 Harmon, O. P. Andress, Edward L. Rates, Dr. L. H. Ross, Frank U Rattles and O, R, Welling. 'Probate Judge Ed ward C. Dennett wag the musical direc tor. INVENTOR GUARANTEES TO STOP BIG BATTLESHIP Washington, March 20 To stop a lOTooo-ton battleship going at full speed, within hor own length is tho problem which the navy department has set for a Canadian Inventor. Ho has nn arrangement llko barn doors on the side of a ship which he guaran tees to fulfil this function. The de partment has authorized a trial of the device on tho battleship Indiana off Hie Delaware capes April 17, the cost to be defrayed by the Inventor. SICK MAN CALLED HIS WIFE AND SHOT HER Bptlnglleld, Mo., March 30.-A ilck man was carried on his cot to the count Jutl here to-day because oiricera feared he might be lynched by Indlgnunt neighbors. Zach Ward Is tho man. Ho has been bed ildden for months, a fmv days agu ho called his wlfo to Ms bedside mid shot her four times. She died In a feu minutes. Uo had iilddtn a revolver under ills pillow. 3, IfllO. ALLDS BRANDED IS BRIBE TAKER Forty of 49 Senators Voto That the Conger Charges Have Been Sustained. HE'S NOW A PRIYATE CITIZEN Resignation of the Accused Weak ened His Case Conger Stays to Fight for Political Life. Albany. N. Y., March 29. Tothnm P. Allds went to his home In Norwich to night n private citizen branded as a bribe tnker by his former colleagues In tho Senate, and by his own net no longer n member of that body. Sen ator Conger, who on Jnnuary tiled tho charges ngalnst Allds which re sulted In the Investigation that ondod to-day, stayed here to fight. The battle that confronts Conger Is no longer to prove his charges. To tills extent the Senate vindicated him to-day when 40 of its 40 members voted that tho charges had boon sus tained by the evidence brought before them during the past seven weeks. It is believed that Conger came to the Senate to-day prepared to resign ns soon as be received this vindication. However that may bo, ho did not re sign, nnd developments make It likely that he will not do so. The cause of this Is a resolution Introduced by Senator Cobb, the majority leader, providing for the appointment of a committee to present to the Senate charges against Conger "growing out of his connection with legislation and the use of funds to Influence the mem bers of the Legislature or other per sons with reference thereto." Even Conger's pnemles admit that he is a fl,ghter, and the belief Is that ho will oppose this attempt to deprive him of ofllco ns vigorously and with as free, expenditure of money as he attacked Allds. CONGEJl HASN'T 40 HACKERS. The Cobb rosolutlon was referred to the ludlclary committee. It Is expected that the committee will report It to the Senate unless tho leaders conclude that Its adoption would plunge tho Senate Into another Investigation and cause further delay to legislation. Although 40 senators voted against Allds to-day, by no means this number can be counted on to stand Men Arrested for Richmond Bur glary Had List of Many Southern Banks. New York, March 30. Extraordinary precautions wero taken to-d.xy at the arraignment before a federal commls sloner of Frederick Cunningham and Frank Chester whom the police identify as two notorious crooks with a long string of aliases and convictions behind them. Hoth are charged with robbing the postolllce In Richmond, Va., of J, oco in stamps and cash. Deputy mar shals fllh-d tho prison van In which the men weie brought to court and 30 detec tives guarded them closely while the complaint was read. Chester fought hard last night when captured and Cun ningham went through such contortions at police headquarters to-day for two hours that It was Impossible to take his picture. An adjournment of the hearing until next Wednesday was granted the gov ernment. Ball was ttxed at jao.noo, falling which both men were again locked up. Detectives to-night found three more trunks and a satchel belonging to the rob bers. These contained 143,000 worth of stamps. This makes a totnl of 173,000 re (overed out of the .5,000 worth stolen. In one trunk waa the most elaborate sot of burglar tools the local detectives have ever seen. Each tool was In a separate case of russlan leather. Even tha rougher Jimmies were wrapped In tissue paper and the drills were of the hardest, modern "high speed," tool-steel. With them wer a set of lock picks, some of which were 18 Inches long and six sets of skeleton keys. Another set, not so finished, was seized last night. More IntereMlng yet was a manuscript showing that the compiler had In mind wholesale raids on southern and western banks, Hundreds of banks were listed nnd with them appeared the names mid addresses of the treasiiurs, cushlers, Janitors, their habits nnd their hours. There was n particularly long Item about a bunk at Nashville, Tenn, Posloflice Inspector Mayer received dur ing the day a record of the prisoner Ches ter, whose name Is given ns Richard Harris, alias Dick Han Is, alls Utile Dick Harris, alias Frank M, Willis, alias Willis James, alias Frank Holden, alias Jnmcs Wilson, alius James Mason. Ho Is described as n "bank and Jewelry store sneak and burglar." Tho recoid and report reads In part: "November 6, 1SD1, arrested at Denver, Colo. ; discharged. "December 24, 1891, arrested at San Francisco, Cat.; discharged. "July 7, HSS, arrested nt Ostond, Relglum, with Hairy nussoll, deorgo Woodward, alias the "Diamond Swallow r" and Anna Jnmcs. Convicted March, 1896, and sentenced to five yeara In the Urujat, Belgium, prison." RECOVER $43,000 MORE OF STAMPS by Conger In a personal conflict now that the Allds charges are disposed of. At the same time If the Cobb resolution rnArhes the Scnato, It probably will precipitate a lively fight. There seems to be no longer any doubt that tho present Legislature will conduct n general "graft" Investigation. With the Allds case out of the way, the ques tion of a thorough-search Into the dark alleys of past legislative history lies un avoidably before tho republican leaders, and It must be disposed of before the Legislature can really get down to the routine work of making new laws. Thero are several propositions before rrrlblng methods for such an Investiga tion. Which one of them will be ac cepted ns tho basis of the enabling mean, lire to be adopted Is still in doubt'. The program to bo followed, however, can he predicted with some nccuracy. It is j probable that the coming Investigation will be conducted by a Joint commission of senators and assemblymen who will bo empowered to take testimony where ever they see fit and have full power to make witnesses testify, NO LIMIT TO INVESTIGATION. The scope of the Investigation probably will enable the probers to go as far into the past as they wish. As a basis for this Investigation, the members of the com mission would have ready at hand th.; disclosures of the Allds cao and the revelations of the insurance inquiry now being conducted hy Superintendent Ilotchklss in New "lork. The resignation of Allds to-day was un expected and It upset the plans of many renators. While AJlds's attorney, Lewis E. Carr, explained that his client had taken this action because he found that political expediency had mado his cause hopeless, there Is no doubt that the vote would not have been so overwhelmingly hostile had Allds stayed In the fight. Allds's resignation absolutely closes his care. All that the Senate could have done after sustaining the charges ng.ilnst him would have been to put him out, and such a punishment his own net forestalled. While bribery Is a crlmo under the statutes, the allegations against Allds concerned something that occurred ten years ago and tho statute of limitations would prevent any criminal prosecution, had anyone felt Inclined to bring such proceedings. NO DATE SET FOR REPORT. Tho Senate finance committee discussed Informally at an executive session this afternoon the question of a general in vestigation but no action was taken. Hoth Senators Walnwrlght and New comb, who have resolutions calling tor n further probing of alleged legislative cor ruption, will be give an opportunity to arhocate their respective measures, pro bably some time next week. Senator Hill, chairman of the committee, when pressed by Senator Newcomb to name a dato when the committee expected to act, declared before the Senate adjourned to-day that the committee hoped to arrive at a conclusion that would be satisfac tory to all concerned. RAIN STOI'S FOREST FIRES, MJddletown, N. Y., Mnrch 30.-A heavy rainfall to-nlsht extinguished the exten sive forest (Ires which have raged on the mountains hereabouts for the past 4S hours. The fires destroyed mueh valu able timber. ABYSSINIA. DEAD He Claimed to Be Direct Descend, ant of Solomon by the Queen of Sheba. Addis Abebo, Ahylnl.i. March 30. Menellk II. King of Abyssinia, Is dead at tho sge of H8 years and In the 21st yenrs of his relgn. Prince I.ldJ Jeassu. grandson of the lnte monarch, l. heir to the throne. The King was stricken with apoplexy last fall nnd never recovered his health. For many weeks his death hod been expected. When he was able no longer to car ry on the affairs of state Has Tesame, the regent, with the approval of the principal chiefs, took over the reins of government. At the ame time Era piess Talton wns deprived of all pow er of Interference in the government and her appointments made among her favorites were annualled. Prince LirtJ Jeassu was proclaimed heir to the throne on May IS last. He Is fourteen years of nge and little less than a year ago was married to the I grRnd-dnughtcr, aged seven years, of the late Enperor, John and niece of Empress Tnlton. The Empress has been Imprisoned by the followers of the crotn prince. The ancient empire of Abyssinia or J3thlopta Includes the kingdoms of Tlgre, Amharn, Bhoa with other territories n..d dependencies. Its area Is over aoo.OM square miles and the population Is esti mated at between 9,)0,W and ll,f,0no. Menellk whs elected king by the Abys sinian chieftains over Has Mangssha. He claimed to be a direct descendant of Solo mon by tho Queen of Shoba and styled himself "Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Juda. Elect of the Savior, King of Kings of Ethiopia." He was the son of tho King of Shoa but was captured In his youth by the governor of Kondar who had usurped the throne under the title of Theodore III. Menellk mndo war on Theodore and his successor, the Emperor Johnannes. He llnally married his daughter to the Ras Area, the Emperor's son, and was tacitly acknowledged heir to tho throne. Ras Area died, Johannes was killed In battle and Monellk became Nngus of Abyssinia. He refiibed to acknowledge the domina tion of Italy over his country and com pelled tho Italian nrmy to capitulate at Adowa In ISM, when a treaty was signed recognizing the absolute Independence of Abyssinia. Since then peace has crowned Menellk's policy toward foreign powers and the country has prospered with the Introduction of Improved methods of gov ernment and commence. JmIm are bounht and wild In this city by people who waiit-ndvertlso, and who answer want advertising chiefly, and principally. MEEK, KING OF NniBKR .10. 'WEBS II HIONT Local Items of Interest From All Parts of the Green Moun tain State. THE NEWS BY COUNTIES From the Island In the Lake to the Passumpsic, Along Otter Creek and by the Shores of White River, ADDISON MIDDLEBURY. The old Catholic Church building, whleK President John M. Thomas bought last fall, Is to be turned Into a temporary gymnasium for the college nnd work will be begun on It this week Inhn T' Wright of Sboreham 1ms leased the r. constructed Bravy house on South Main street for a term of years. William R. Casey has gone to his former home in West Rutland for a few davs' stav. nrf will probably move back to that town in the near future. James D. Donoway went Saturday to Ferrlsburg to spent Eastej with his parents. Thomas 1L Esq., Is suffering from nn attack of th grip, -nr. .Mcuieo.1 Is 87 years of age, Tho remain, of Mrs. Dlantha Noland who died In nttsford Thursdav nlirhf were brought hero Saturday afternoon ami me burial was in Bristol Sunday. She was nn aunt of Jerome Noland ot this town. The Misses Beatrice and Flora Grovor of Brooklyn, N. Y., ar visiting in town. The Easter Sunday ser vices in the several churches In were largely attended in every case and in some of them tho floral displays were more than usually beautiful. Steven Doody of Mlddlebury college has been appointed a census enumerator for th city of Vergennes. Ruth Russell la visit Ins In Shelburne. Marcus S. Carr. who hiul a ,v, tussle Sunday night with a crazy cow which ho was leading to the eattu v.ir,i was able to attend to his business Mon day morning. Mr. Carr was Injured n both arms and both legs and his chft was trampled on and nearlv rrusho.l i Whllo no bones were broken his hands and arms were badlv cut ami hm!w,i There are unclaimed letters at tho l.w.ii postofllce addressed to Mrs. Harry Hunt, Mtss Stella C. St son. Miss Blanehs Teiwllliger, W. D. Carpenter, D. II. Peek nnd r P. Warren. William C. Gee ef Rlpton has purchased from J. I Billings the n.all stage routo which he has run for the past year between that town and Mlddlebury. Robert Rogers of Worcester, Mass., Is visiting his father, E. C. Rogers, at New Haven Fred Oo.'s has returned to Fowler and taken a position with the Florence Marble company. The meeting of the third district Odd Fellows will bs held hero this evening. The Royal Purple degren will bo conferred by tho Green Mountain En campment, No. 3, of Burlington. Thora will be addresses by grand ofllcors and a banquet Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Truda are the parents of a nine-pound daughter. Mrs. Emma Bralnord of Northampton, Mass., is at T. M. Chapman's.-Monday eggs brought 20 cents atid butter 21 Dr. Edward Landon of New York Is t,h guest of his brother, Theodore Landon. Guy Plalsted of Olean. N. Y.. Is vlsltlntf In town. A. Thompson has sold his farm In Addison to Bnsh Wllmarth and moved to the P. T. Gulley house on Seminary street. Mrs. Charles Hooker has re.' turned from Boston. Mrs. Arthur RJcs and daughter rf Albany, N, Y., are visit ing hr parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jamea Sinon. Mrs. William Fales of Cose street is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. R, Rich, of Weybrldgo street. Sirs. Edward Matthews wns called ta New Haven, Conn,, Saturday by tha death of her grandfather, C. J. Monson. The annual meeting of the Mlddlebury school district was held In the town hall Tuesday, J. n. Weeks acted as mod,, erator. Mr. Weeks was re-elected aa was also Clerk J. M. Burke. In the mat ter of the proposed new school building the committee In charge were unable to estimate the cost, owing to Oie Illness ol the architect and It was laid over until a future special meeting. The comrnlttea was discharged and the new prudential committee was nlven their rower. Tha matter of the maintenance of a model high school in connection with tha school pedagogy at the college was also laid over to await further developments regarding the building. A tax of id cents was voted and the following oftl cers were elected: Prudential committee, I. II. Latleur, the Rev. J. D. Shannon, Dr. D. C. Noble, Allan Calhoun, Dr. H. H. Martin; treasurer, C. E. Plnney; aud itor, C. I. Button, All elections were unanimous and the meeting lasted but a half hour. Forty friends of Mrs. Leslie Sparks cave her a surprise party Monday night, It being her 19th birthday. Henry Lee in moving his family from the Monroe house to the Tulley house on Seminary street. M. A, Munroe, who suffered a severe fainting spell while on his way to ehurch Sunday, is comfortable. Mrs. El mer Sltnonds was taken to a hospital In, Uuillngton Tuesday. Walter Mills Is In Rutland. -Mrs. May Carney of Melrosa, Mass,, Is tho guest of Mr. and Mrs, Wil liam Ford.-Mis. C. F, Rich is 111, Tha now arrivals In town are Mr. and Un Cusper Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Gtorca u i'-oisom of Brook vn. N. . Alhort n Gates of Unvrcnce, Mass., I. I,. Little of .Salisbury, and Harrison Wells of Ben nington. Miss Helen Clark has jrone to New York for a two weeks' islt ts Lev. George R. S'.alr, the evanjsllst, has returned after a several weeks' tour la Ohio nnd Indiana. He will go to Main 11 is week. Miss Nellie Halpln, Miss Bv (Coatlaued on Wf i