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VOL. LXXXIV. NEIT S fES VOL. LVI. BURLINGTON, VT., THURSDAY, JUNE 1(5, 1910. ''
NUMNER 51. MANY MASONS AT TI GRAND LODGE Increase in Membership and Pros perous Condition during Past Year. ADDRESS OF GRAND MASTER Vermont Masonic Veterans' As sociation Also Meets and Elects Officers New Members. 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 years. 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 village. "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 of Burlington. CALL F0RA REFERENDUM Vermont CongrncatlnnalUt Adopt Resolutions fur State-Wide Liquor Prohibition Missions. 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 of Jesus." The conontlon will closa to-morrow noon. 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 this purpose. 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 OBERAMMERGAU Believed 300 Americans at tne "Passion Play" Are Not in Danger. 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. HUNDREDS DROWNED. 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 Klflo SholH. 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 400. 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 professionals. 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 FREIGHT CRASH 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 Greenough Seriously Injured. 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 day. It Is supposed that tho accident happened from a misunderstanding of D. J. Ranken of St. Louis Has Given His Fortune to Endow Trades School. 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 world. 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 inal fee. 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. MILLIONAIRE IS 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 Shaf tsbury. MANY ATTENDED EXERCISE Hull WtiH Killed nt Monlpcllc? High Fvlioot C'oiiitiieiiertnent, 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 graduating class. 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 the earth. 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 yeais old. (.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. Bolton Burlington i,; Charlotte 2 i Colchester 3 Essex 4 Illnesburg 3 Huntington 3 Jericho 3 Milton 4 Richmond 3 Bhelburtio 3 South Burlington j St. George Underbill 2 Westfoid 3 Willlston 2 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 the "litis." 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 them. 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 ness thoroughfare. DESPERADO CAPTURED- I'lielpt vtllliiiut Komi nnd Water for Three Itiis. 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 small quarters. 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 emphatically. 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 Lamoille 29 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 this table. 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 the knees, 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 hour. 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, Not hoard Governor Haskell Told U. S. Mar shal He Would Kick Him down Stairs. 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 him, replied: "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 3' RMiK II VERMONT Local Items of Interest Prom Ai Partrs of tho Green Moun tain State. THE NEWS BY COUNTIES From the Island in the Lake tc the Passumpsic, Along Otter Creek and by the Shores of Whito River. ABDSSOft MIDDLEBUKY. 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 Wainwrlght. 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.)