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THE JBARRE DAILY TIMES
vol. vii:
NO. 1!. JBARRE, VT., MONDAY, MAY 11, 1003. PRICE, ONE CENT.
FIRE FIEND
AT WORK
City of Ottawa Again
Devastated
LOSS WILL BE $600,000
Man Suspected of Setting Fire Ar
rested, Had Just Been Released
from Pcnctcntiary.
Ottawa, Ont., May 10. A fire, suspect
ed of. being incendiary, this afternoon and
evening destroyed hundreds of houses and
millions of feet of lumber in this city.
Jonn White, who has just been released
from the penitentiary after serving a term
of imprisonment for arson, was caught
near where the fire was first discovered,
lie was taken to the police station and
will be charged with starting today's con
flagration. Today's, fire originated within
a stone throw of where the great Hull lire
of April 20, 1900, was checked. The loss
is estimated at oo,000.
Two hours before the principal fire
started two smaller blazes were discovered
and quickly extinguished in the lumber
yards near the Canadian l'acitio railroad.
It was ?.::o when the third (ire was discov
ered. When the brigade arrived at the
scene it was found that the water main
had been damaged and no water could be
obtained.
While the fire was burning fiercely
among the lumber piles the whole brigade
of the city, which had been summoned,
were forced to remain idle. For an hour
not a drop of water was thrown into the
flames." A stiff southwest wind was blow
ing and by the time the water main had
been repaired the lumber yards were a
mass of glowing coals. From the lumber
j aids the riames spread to the group of
frame houses on the outskirts of the city
formerly known as l'.oehesterville but
which is now united to the city. Kvery
house in the little settlement was de
stroyed. Fifteen million feet of lumber were de
stroyed. It belonged chiefly to J, R,
Booth and was sold. The loss cm the
lumber will be about fclOO.ooo, The build
ings burned were principilly dwelling
houses and stores. They were all built
since the last great lire and were either
solid brick or brick veneered as the city
will not permit of any other kind being
erected. The loss on buildings is estimat
ed at 'varkmsa figure tonight. Mayor
Cook said that there were from COO to (100
families homeless or about 2,000 individu
als. All the parties are supposed to be
well insured.
FOUND NOT GUILTY.
Rutland Men Accused of Dynamiting Trout
Mreumn,
. Rutland, Slay 10. Barker L. Cramton
and John Dunu'of this city and David
Wing of Rutland town were tried before
Justice Betsey of Fair Haven at the coun
ty court house in this city Saturday on a
charge of dynamite fishing in the Ira
brook Sunday and were acquitted. It was
shown that they bought 10 sticks of dyna
mite at Dunn Bros., but they produced the
same number In court and swore that they
were the same ones purchased. The three
men swore that they were fishing lower
down in the stream when the explosions
occurred. While on the scene some of the
neighbors put in an appearance and ac
cused them of using the explosives.
PROBING THE MYSTERY.
Trying to Find Out Who Delivered Infern
al Machlne.1
New York, May 11. Fifty of the best
men In the police department and private
sleuths are working today to solve the
mystery surrounding the delivery of the
infernal machine at the Cunard steam
ship pier .Saturday. Detectives are mak
ing a house to house canvass searching for
the men who delivered the box at the pier.
1'olice guards are detailed at the piers of
all the English lines today to guard
against a repetition of the affair. The
publicity of the matter has caused the En
glish liues considerable loss as many tim
id persons have changed their bookings.
OPENED WILDLY.
Cotton Market Displayed Considerable
Fluctuation.
New York, May 11. The cotton mar
ket opened wildly this morning, new rec
ords being made in all near positions.
May sold up to eleven, fifteen, Far months
rose 14 to 15 points and afterwards lost
six or eight points advance.
QUARANTINE RAISED.
KlK'dH Island Thereby Declared Free t'rotti
Foot and Mouth Disease.
Washington, May 11. The secretary of
agriculture Issued an order this morning
raising the foot and mouth disease quar
antine against cattle in Rhode island.
APPEAL IS FILED
On Decision in the Northern Securtlea
Cane.
Washington, May 11. Au appeal from
the decision of the Northern Securities
case was filed in the Supreme Court of the
United States this morning.
GODDARD BALL TEAM
WAS DEFEATED AGAIN
Edmunds High of Burlington Trim
med Local Players By Score
of 10 to 3.
Goddard met its second defeat on its
own grounds Saturday afternoon, in the
second game of the season, at the hands of
the Edmunds High school team by a score
of ten to three. Goddard put up a poor
exhibition from start to finish. Her weak
est point was at the bat. Collison's left
handed twists seemed to daze them and
when they did meet the ball there was no
life in it. They made only three hits dur
ing the game to the visitors' nine. Both
pitchers struck out seven men each but
Goddard's poor support made it up hill
work for their pitcher. Lewis held the
hits down to five until the last inning
when Edmunds pounded out four more.
Goddard put in some good work at run
ning bases, stealing second at will and
third twice, each meaning a score. Bu
chanan played his usual good game behind
the bat and Edmunds didn't dare to try to
steal second. Edmunds played an almost
errorless game. Watkins making their on
ly error by letting a grounder go through
him. The crowd w hich was allowed to
roam at will In right lield was responsible
for several of Edmunds' rons.
There was a good sized crowd present,
many coming from Montpelier. ,
Goddard plays Kimball Union Academy
this afternoon at Barre.
Edmunds. E. B h. P.O. E.
Beach, 3b, -61 10
Watkins, ii, 5 2 11
Collison, p. 4 110
Thomas, r f , 4 2 S 0
Squires, lb, fi 1 11 0
Shortateeves, e. 5 18 0
Rice, cf, -51 0 0
Finney, 1 f, ; 5 0 10
Earner, 2b, 4 110
Total, . 42 10 27 1
Goddard. R. B.H. P.O. E.
Berry, 2b, 2 2-1 2
Buchanan, c, .'5 18 0
Eraser, lb, 4 0 14 0
Seaver, s s, 8 0 2 1
Murray, iib, 4 0 0 1
Smith, r f, 3 0 0 2
Butler, If, 8 0 0 0
Bike, o f, 3 0 2 1
Lewis, p. 4 0 0 1
Total, HO 8 27 8
Score by innings:
Ooddard, " 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 03
Edmunds, 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 310
Boses on balls, off Collison 5, of! Lwls
5; two base hits, shortsleves, Berry; home
run, Collison; struck out by Collison 7, by
Lewis 7; passed balls. Shortsleves 2 ; hit
by pitched ball, Buchanan, Berry. Um
pire, Brown. Time, two hours.
LEAGUE BASE BALL
lietulta in Saturday and Sunday Game,
t ulWte Score.
Yesterday's American League scores:
At Chicago tt. Ixmis (1, Chicago 4 (10
innings.) " i
At Canton Cleveland 0, Detroit 2.
Saturday's American league games:
Boston 12, New York 5. ..
rhiludelphia 13, Washington 4. '
Chicago f, St. Louis 3.
Detroit 13, Cleveland 1.
American League Standing.
Won. I.ot. IVt. Won, lost. ret.
Chicago 11 .Uss St. Louis 0 7 ,H!
I'hila. 11 7 ,i;U lff'troit J S ..".
Mnnton S .rc.l Cleveland 5 S
New York S S Wanli'g'u 5 10 .M
Yesterday's National League seores:
At Cincinnati Pittsburg 1, Cincinnati
0.
At St. Louis (1st game) Chicago 0, St.
Louis 3; (2nd game) Chicago 13, St. Louis
8. -
Saturday's National league games:
Brooklyn 7, Boston 0.
New York 10, Philadelphia 3. .
Cincinnati 15, Pittsburg 8.,
Chicago 5, St. Louis 3.
. ' National league Standing.
Won. Lost. lvt. Won. Lct. IVt.
New York IS 4 .' ( Boston & Hi
nushurg 14 S .C i inciinmti 9 11 AV
Chicago' H S .CIS I St. Louis A lr, .vrs
lirooklyu 10 St .C.J0 1 l'hilail'pha'i 1,,
College Scores.
Results of Saturday's college games:
Harvard 17, Wesleyau 3.
Brown 5, Yale 3.
Pennsylvania 7, Frinceton 3.
Williams 2, Dartmouth 0.
Tufts 0. Trinity 2.
Holy Cross 7. Amherst 4.
University of Vermont 11, Colgate 2.
BURGLARS WORKING
'NEAR BRATTLEBORO
Considerable Sum of ; Money Stolen
and Gold Watch Stolen Sat
urday Night.
Brattleboro, May 10. Burglars entered
C. 1 (iilson's house last night and took
from Mr. Gilson's clothing beside his bed
between $300 and $400 in cash and a gold
watch and chain valued at $100. They
also obtained $35 from II. P. Hunter's
clothing in an adjoining room.
Dr. G. F. Barber's house was entered
Friday and a small amount in cash and a
revolver and cartridge stolen.
Within a few days several houses have
been entered in Wilmington and Readsbo
ro and It Is thought that the same gang
which visited those towns is now operat
ing in Brattleboro.
William Kobertson & Sons paper mill in
Putney, one of the oldest establishments
in the state, was burned early this morning
causing a loss of $15,000 to $20,000 with
$0,000 insurance.
ACCEDES TO REQUEST.
Pope will Appoint Pontificate Delegate at
fterlin.
Paris, May 11 It was reported this
morning that the Pope has acceded to the
request made by the German Kaiser dur
ing the latter's visit recently to the Vati
can and will appoint a pontificate delegate
at Berlin.
ARE GETTING
NERVOUS
Reliance Not Showing
Up Any Too Well.
WILL BE REFITTED
Remarkable Work of Challenger is
fhe Cause of the Worry Among
Americans.
Bristol, R. I., May 11. The remarkable
showing of the cup challenger is causing
uneasiness among the syndicate of owners
of the Reliance and orders have been given
to expedite the work of refitting the de
fender in order that she may be tried out
and put into racing shape as soon as pos
sible. Tbe work here on the Reliance will
greatly change her sail plan Sailors
were busy today scraping the mainmast
and putting on a coat of paint. The Re
liance will probably leave here tomorrow
for Newport,
GAINED ON EVERY TACK.
Shamrock III Defeated Old Iloat In Brush
Today, .
G ou rock, May 11. The two Shamrocks
had several informal trials today. In the
lirst the old yacht led at the start increas
ing her lead to a quarter of a mile. The
new boat, however, seemed to gain sud
den speed and quickly pulled up on her
opponent, finishing with a lead of three
quarters of a mile.
When the yachts started again for wind
ward work, Shamrock JH took the lead
and gained on every tack.
DEATH BY POISONING.
Probable Suicide of Jerry TV. Grandy, Sou
of t;en. G. TV. Grandy, at Verjfeiuies,
Vergennes, May 9. 1003. Workmen go
ing across lots today found the body of
Jerry W. Grandy, son of the late Gen.
George W. Grandy of this city. Near the
body was a small vial which had coutained
poisonous acids. The coroner decided
that it was a case of suicide. Grandy was
40 years old and was not married.
Mr. Grandy was last seen yesterday
morning by two persons, to one of whom
he gave instructions where his personal
effects could berfound. Of late hi has been
despondent and was frequently seen intox
icated. Jesse W. Grandy was the son of the
late George W. Grandy, a prominent resi
dent of Vergen nes, speaker of the house
of represeutatives for 10 years, and state
semitor for two years. The deceased is
the last one of the family, his parents and
brother being dead, lie was assistant
city clerk and grand juror and for a time
was connected with a local newspaper.
WIFE BEATER ARRESTED.
Well Known Brattleboro Man Caught by
Greenfield Police.
Greenfield, Mass., May 0. Frank Lari
mer, a well known Brattleboro man, was
arrested at the Mansion House here today
for assaulting his wife at Brattleboro last
night with murderous intent. A warrant
was received by the Greenfield police this
morning, with a message stating that Lar
imer attempted to murder his wife with
an axe and was only prevented from doing
so by his children. It is said that he had
assaulted her several times before.
Last right he seized her by the throat
and threw her to the floor, and took a
hatchet with the apparent intention of
braining her. Several of the children ran
out for assistance and he pursued thein.
Before he returned Mrs. Larimer made
her escape. Upon his return to the house
he took his sou away and came to Green
field. He was taken back to Brattleboro
this evening.
The Dork lsland-Frlaco Deal.
New Y'ork, May ft. There is the very
best authority for stating that the
terms of the Rock Island;Frisco deal
are substantially as follows: For ev
ery share of common stock of Frisco
the Rock Island company will pay
$00 In collateral trust 5 per cent bonds,
to be secured on Frisco common stock
as bought and $00 in Rock Island com
mon stock.
EmpreM' Splint Io Moeara.
Berlin, May 0. Emperor William has
caused a piece of bark twenty Inches
In length, bearing the inscription, "His
majesty William II. used this as a
splint March 27 in setting the emprerV
broken arm," to be placed in the IIo
lienzollern museum. It Is now In the
William II. room, in a glass esse,
among gold and silver souvenirs.
Hurled Vnder Thlrtr Cara.
MIddletown, N. Y., May 0. A freight
wreck has occurred at AVhite Bridge,
five miles west of here. Brnkeman
Flynn of Fort Jervis was burled be
neath the wreckage and thirty cars
and their contents were piled la a
heap. The tracks were blocked for
several hours.
Mm. C. Vanderbtlt ot Mfl, -
Messina, Sicily, May 9. The Ameri
can yacht North Star, with Mrs. Cor
nelius Vanderbilt on board, has ar
rived here.
MANY CASES
IN COURT
Six Drunks and One
Breach of the Peace,
LATTER SAID NOT GUILTY
Six Men Arrested for Intoxication
Admitted It and Paid Their
Fines.
City Judge Fay was busy Saturday even
ing and this morning administering the
sequel to sundry individuals for violations
of law. He had a total of six intoxication
cases and one for breach of the' peace.
The police department kept out a vigilant
eye for law breakers, but considering the
big crowd that was out Saturday evening
there were comparatively few arrests. It
was estimated there were more people on
tbe streets that evening than for any Sat
urday evening previously.
George Stacey was the first individual
and he appeared in court Saturday even
ing having been arrested by Oflicer Ham
el. He pleaded guilty to an intoxication
charge and paid a fine of $5 with costs of
$S.2il. Charles Milne was also in court
Saturday evening having been found by
Oflicer Nicholson. Milne pleaded guilty
to a second offence and paid over $15 and
costs amounting to $11.41.
This morning Ed J. Downs, arrested by
Officer Wood Saturday night, said he was
intoxicated and paid the usual fine and
$11.41 for his keep over Sunday. E.J.
Cushing was the next one np before the
judge. He had been arrested "by Officer i
Hamel. Cushing admitted his guilt and
paid a fine of $5 with costs of $11.41.
Cornelius O'Reegan of Graniteville,
came to this city Saturday from Montpe
lier on the way to his home. But he was
forced to tarry over Sundav. He paid a
fine of $15 and the costs of $11.57 for a
second offence of intoxication. O'Reegan
paid his fine for a first offence in Montpe
lier city court Saturday. Officer Nichol
son arrested Alex. Mortimer yesterday
and Mortimer pleaded guilty to the charge
of intoxication this morning, paying a to
tal of $13.00 to the court.
Arthur Locklin, who the police have
been looking for during the past month,
was apprehended in North field yesterday
by Constable Hutchinson of that town.
Locklin was brought here and this morn
ing was arraigued on the charge of breach
of the peace, alleged to have been com
mitted a month ago at the residence of
Mrs. Emaline Ewing. Locklin pleaded not
guilty to the charge and his case was con
tinued to Thursday. J. A. locklin, the
man's father, was recognized as $50 bail.
DRUNKS ON GRANITE STREET
How They iy e lieing Handled by One Of
ficer of the Law.
Editor Times: I am Informed that it
has once or twice happened that a man
more or less intoxicated near Gallagher's
on Granite street, has been gathered in by
the deputy sheriff who owns the property
in which is located this saloon, and packed
away in the deputy's embalming rooms or
some'other place about the building until
the man is in a sufficiently sober condition
to find his way home or "to the saloon for
more drink.
Now I would like to know, Mr. Editor,
can our officer of the law take a drunken
man into custody and detain him in his
own building till he sees fit to let him go?
Can a deputy sheriff be officer, prosecu
ting attorney, judge and jury on every
drunk he finds in front of his premises on
Granite street? If a man is too drunk to
be left to his own devices, isn't he drunk
enough to be turned over to the proper au
thorities? If the saloon in this man's house is
turning out drunks and the owner thereof
by virtue of his office as deputy sheriff is
to take them into his charge until thevare
in such condition it is safe to sell them
more, what manner of joint can this be
called? And isn't it up to the license
commissioners to revoke the license?
A Citizen.
WASHINGTON FAIR
Will Be Held This Year September 8.
end 10.
Washington, May 11. At the adjourned
annual meeting of Fair Association it was
voted to hold the fair Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday, Sept. 8, 9 and 10, and
the following list of officers was chosen to
manage the same: ' Gen. Supt., A. W.
Hutchinson: supt. of cattle, V. W. Hood,
Topsham; supt. of horses, C.H.Smith;
supt. of8wiue, (. W. Holden ; supt, of
sheep, G. W. Ilolden; supt. of poultry,
Frank Haynes, Orange; supt. vegetable
hall, Frank Ordway and wife; supt. of
floral hall to be supplied; first marshal, C.
S. Emery. The officers of the association
wish it to be fully understood that the
traffic In intoxicating liquor is strictly for
bidden and it will be looked after.
To Rellere Qninay.
Bake a large potato, cut It in two and
apply to the bare neck as hot as It can
possibly be borne. Tie it over wlto a
band of doubled flannel, and keep It
ca till nearly cold. Rspeat the applica
tion, and leave the flannel bandage off
gradually.
lint Catchlnar Snakea.
Tame snakes are found useful la Mo
rocco to clear houses of rats and mice.
TILDEN HOUSE
GUTTED BY FIRE
WHICH WAS SET
VERY SUDDEN DEATH
OF BARRE STONECUTTER
John Nome Died this Afternoon at
His Rooms in the Otis
Block.
John Norrie, a stone cutter, died very
suddenly this afternoon at his rooms in
the Otis block on I'earl street. Death was
the result of a shock following eathether
ism. Fifteen minutes before his death Mr.
Norrie was np around his room and the
hall, and the news of his death was a de
cided surprise to his friends, some of whom
saw him but a few minutes before. The
first known of .his death was when Mrs.
II. Johnson went to his room to give him
some medicine. Before she opened the
door Mrs. Johnston heard a gurgling noise.
Without entering she went back down
stairs and notified her husband who Inves
tigated and found the man dead.
He first complained of being sick last
Thursday when he left his work at Co
burn & Trail's stoueshed. He felt better
on Saturday and went fishing. Saturday
he went to Dr. Deziel and was treated.
This forenoon the doctor called at his
room, at which time Norrie seemed to be
fairly well.
Norrie had resided in Barre several
years, coming here from Quincy, Mass.,
where his parents still reside. He was
an Odd Fellow and a member of the Red
Men.
HIT ON TEMPLE
AND WILL NOT LIVE
Fatal Accident to Frank Come on
Pruncau & Giguere's Quarry
This Morning.
Henry Come, a young man 22 years of
age, employed on Prnneau o? Gignere's
quarry, was struck in the head by a flying
pole a little after 7 o'clock this morning
and received injuries from which he is not
expected to recover.
lie was hoisting a stone and prepared to
lower it with the break. The clutch fell
back into position, yauking the pole (the
derrick was worked by a sweep and horse)
breaking the whiilletree and letting the
pole fly, the end of it hitting young Come
on the head and knocking him down. He
was taken to the home of his parents in
Websterville and Dr. Hays was called.
CENTRAL R. R. STATION
ENTERED YESTERDAY
Nothing of Value Taken Except Gum
and Money from the Gum Ma
chine in Waiting Room.
The Central Vermont depot was broken
into early yesterday morning, but nothing
of much value was secured. The thief or
thieves looted the two gum machines, ab
stracting the gum and money. It is cer
tain that very little money was taken as
the keeper of the machines was here last
week and took out all the cash. The
thieves got a good haul of gum.
Entrance was gained by prying np a
window in the men's eloset. They could
not get into the office as the door and the
office windows were securely fastened.
The robbery was committed sometime be
tween midnight and three o'clock accord
ing to the police. The midnight train went
out shortly after twelve o'clock.
The police think the robbery was not
the work of boys as it would have been
Impossible for anyone but men to rip the
machines from the wall to which they
were fastened by heavy screws. The
thieves carried away the whole machines.
E. T. Seguiu, the agent for the Gum
and Sweet Meat Co. of New York, offers a
reward of $50 for the apprehension and
conviction of the thieves.
DIED VERY SUDDENLY.
Mrs. o. ? Cro of Montpelier Found Dead
hi fed,
Montpelier, May 10. Isabella Richard
son, aged 4H, wife of Oscar N. Cross and
mother of Miss H. Julia Cross, was found
dead in bed at 7 o'clock this morning.
Mrs. Cross was down town last evening
and was in her usual health w hen she re
tired at 10 o'clock last evening. Her death
was due to heart trouble with which she
had been troubled for two years. The
deceased was a daughter of George Rieh
ardson of this city. The funeral services
will be held Tuesday afteYnoou at two
o'clock from the horns, of C. II. Cross, the
Rev. A. N. Lewis officiating and the bur
ial will be in Green Mount cemetery.
. HAVE PURCHASED CHEMICAL.
Combination Hose and Chemical for Iiarre
U Selected.
Chief Charles Campbell and Assistant
Clarence Gladding of the fire department
and Alderman J. J, McKenzie of the fire
committee who went to Boston Saturday
to buy a new chemical engine for the lire
department, returned this morning.
They purchased a combination engine
and hose truck apparatus which will be
the best of its kind in the state and
equalled by none in New England.
The apparatus is expected to arrive this
week.
Valuable Building Costing
$18,000 Ruthlessly Fired
By Vandals Early Yester
day Morning, and Practi
cally Ruined.
Alarm from Box 13 at 4.30 A. -H.
Called Out the Whole Fire
. Department Which Fought
Against Considerable Odds
Fire Set in-Four Places.
The Tilden house on North Main street,
one of the best finished in the city, which
has been unoccupied during the past two
months, was completely gutted by lire ear
ly yesterday morniug, the fire having been
set by some person or persons who gained
access to the house. Although the loss is
not total there is little left standing except
the walls of the brick part. The insur
ance is only 7,500, which falls far short
of covering the loss.
The tire was discovered at 4.30 o'clock
in the morning and was burning fiercely
at that time Those who discovered the
tiames were Dwight Foster and his son-in-law.
Mr. Foster ran to box 12, which is
almost in front of the house, but was un
able to unlock the box. He then ran down
the street to box 13 in front of Whitcomb
Bios.' shop and succeeded in ringing inau
alarm from that.
Meanwhile his son-in-law had been
banging away on the door bell of the burn
ing house thinking it was occupied. When
they saw the tire the two say that there
were no signs of anybody about the build
ing. All the fire companies responded
promptly, and soon had several streams of
water playing on the burning building.
Those who were first on the spot say there
were evidences of fire having been set in
four places, and the appearance of the
house now seems to back up the assertion.
A pile of bran sacks was blazing in the
front room. This pile was thrown out of
the window.
In the library another deliberate at
tempt had been made to fire the house as
a tier of drawers had been pulled out, tilled
with paper and fired. This blaza, how
ever seems to have burned itself out, as
the drawers were simply charred.
Again in the bath room and back of
that, in the shed, (ires had been set. These'
were what burned the most furiously, and
in a short time the tiames had been com
municated to the entire building. When
the liremeu arrived there appeared to be
fire in all parts of the house.
The flames spread rapidly, and the fire
men had a particularly difficult problem to
conquer them. In two hours' time how
ever, they had gained control but the
building was practically wrecked. Tliere
were no furnishings in the building ex
cept the carpets and a few pictures. In
the back part, in the ell, J. A. Luc is of
Montpelier had ieceutly stored thirteen
sewing machines. These are a complete
loss.
During the progress of the fire there was
a hot air explosion, at least that is what
the firemen think it was. The explosion
was on the second floor. It was so power
ful that it drove the outer wall more than
an inch toward the street. By 7 o'clock
the tiames were entirely ' out. The four
brick walls of the main part of the house
were standing but the ell w as badly burn
ed and the entire roof had been burned
off. It is not known whether the house
will be rebuilt, but it is probable that it
will not be by the present owner.
The house, which was of three stories,
was erected twenty-live years ago by
Gtorge J. Tilden at a cost of $l$,ooo, and
at that time it was oue of the best finished
houses in this section of the state. On the
death of Mr. Tilden the property went to
his wife who has since owned it. Mrs.
Tilden has not resided in Barre for several
years. She is now a resident of Shirley,
Mass.
There Is not the least doubt as to the
cause of the fire, but at present no sus
pects have been arrested. It may have
been set by boys or by drunken men. The
police are inclined to put aside the former
theory. It is asserted that drunken men
have used the under part ot the barn as a
place to sober oil in, and oue was arrested
there last week. After the man was ar
rested, Chesser & Bird, who rent the barn,
had a lock placed on the basement door.
When this was done the individuals
who have been In' the habit of using that
for a resort, may have turned to the unoc
cupied house as a convenient place. As
to how entrance was gained it is hard to
say, whether a door was broken in or
whether one of the doors was unlocked as
some people assert. The house was In
charge of the D. A. Ferry Real Estate
Agency. The last occupant of the build
ing was John Ryan, the Granite street
flagman, who nsed the rear part of the
building. He left about two mouths ago.
Milkman Kelley who was on Main street
near the place of the lire reports that he
saw two men making tracks away from
the house as fast as possible. That was
before the alarm was ruugiu.
Kveuluff Drawing School,
The Evening Drawing school will start
on Tuesday nest, and we expect every
scholar to be present, at Averill's hall.
M ain street.

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