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VOL. VII NO. 152.
L'ABEE, VT., riJIDAY, SEPTEMJKK 11, 1903.
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LEGAL MACHINERY
IN QUICK OPERATION
Case of Bartholomew Croto
Being Hard Today by
the Grand Jury at .
Montpelier.,
AN INDICTMENT
IS LOOKED FOR
Young Peter Vorron, Edith
. Vorron, Drs. Jackson, and
B.W. Hooker Exam-Lied-The.Evi-dence.
Montpelier, Sept. 11. The case of Bar
tholomew Croto, who Las been in jail for
two days, having been arrested as a sus
pect in the Vorrou murder at East Mont
pelier, was brought before the grand jury
this forenoon, witnesses having been sum
moned yesterday. ' If an Indictment Is
found there is a probability that the case
w in go before the present term .of Wash
ington county court.
All day yesterday the officers were busy
summoning witnesses, a considerable num
ber having been called, the chief one, of
course, being the twelve year-old son of
the murdered man, who was the only wit
ness to the shooting, so far as known, and
who .saw the murderer running away. At
the trial his testimony will be of much im
portance. The Ir 1 is not able to Identify
the murderer as, according to his story
told by him the next day after the murder,
he did uot see the man as he lay in wait
for his victim.
IBs only glimpse of him was when he
scrambled from the team and looking back
saw a man .running to the woods some dis
tance aay. As it was a moonlight night .
the hoy was able to see the gun which the
man carried In his hand. Outside of the
fact that the man was rather under me
dium size the boy will probably not be
able to further describe the mau who shot
his father.
Croto is represented by attorney
M. M. Gordon of Barre. At his cell in
the jail Croto has maintained a sphynx
like silence, having evidently been cau
tioned by his lawyer not to talk with any
one except himself. Even to questions as
to his state of health Croto is accustomed
to replying simply with a shrug of his
shoulders and a smllo. He does not ap
pear to be uneasy over his position.
The witnesses before the grand jury
this forenoon included two of the
children, the oldest of those wh'O were re
siding at mime at the time of the murder,
Peter, twelve years old and Edith, who is
fifteen years old.
Both of the children are bright appear
ing and the daughter has recently assum
ed a good deal of the work of caring for
the large family.
Drs. J. Henry Jackson and Joe W.
Jackson of liarre. the physicians who per
formed the autopsy upon the body of the
murdered man yesterday, were also impor
tant witnesses this forenoon. B. W.
Hooker also of Barre, the undertaker who
took charge of the body when notified by
Selectman George Kelton of East Montpe
lier, was before the jury this forenoon.
The body lay , In his undertaking rooms
during the autopsy, having been taken
there at 3 o'clock Tuesday morning.
The hearing took an adjournment at
coon and reconvened at 2 o'clock this af
ternoon. Something like 23 more witnesses
have been summoned and will be examined
before the grand jury makes a report. It
Is probable that the hearing of tuis evi
dence will continue during this afternoon
and the greater part of tomorrow.
COL. ESTEY A DIRECTOR.
Y'ermooter In National liifle A I
lion.
Sea Girt, N. J., Sept. 10. The annual
meeting of the National Rifle association
of America was held here this evening.
Senator John F. Dryden was elected an
honorary member for life. The following
were elected directors to serve for three
years: Gen. George W. Wingate, New
York; Gen. Bird W. Spencer, New jersey;
Gen. George S. Harris, District of Colum
bia; Gen. George E. 1 Howard, New Jer
sey ; Major James E. Bell, District of Co
lumbia: (.'apt. E. L. Zalinski, U. S. A.,
(retired), and Lieut. R. H. Sayre, New
York.
The following were elected directors al
so to serve three years: Col. W. P. Hall,
assistant adjutant-general, IT. S. A.; Gen.
II. S. Tanner, Khode Island; Major Selds
Briggs, New oik; col. J.Gray Estey,
Vermont, and Major Carl A. Wagner.Min
oesota. FEARS FOR FISHERMEN.
Went to Sea lU fere Big Tempest and are
Not Heard From.
Treport, Prance, Sept. 11. Serious anx
iety is felt regarding the fate of numerous
fishers who went to sea before yesterday's
tempest and have not been heard from, A
large portion of the town was wrecked by
the storm Including the casino and other
buildings.
VERDICT IN ABDUCTION CASL
Sj'riau Had Consented to Legal Adoption
of Ills Sou.
Burlington, Sept. 10 The decision in
Chittenden county court in the child ab
duction case at Winooski is In favor of the
defendant. Charles Clavelle, who will -eep
the boy.
The case was a habaes corpus proceed
ing brought by a Syrian to recover his
son, Charles Dcps, who has been living
for several years with Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Clavelle of W'inooski. The father claims
he placed the boy in a convent in Boston
but had no idea that he had legally given
the boy away. After a few months the
boy was brought to W'inooski and Mr. and
Mrs. Clavelle adopted him. A contract
was shown by the attorneys for Mr. and
Mrs. Clavelle, showing that the father had
agreed to part with the boy permanently
if he did not wish to take him back with
in two months. It is claimed two months
passed without any action on the part of
the futher. ,
STATE FAIR,
Chi (jo Arttndance But Show Not t'p to the
Mark.
Rutland,' Sept. 10. Today is school chil
dren's day at the Vermont state and Rut
land county fair. The public schools close
to allow the children to attend. There are
about 0,0m) on the grounds.
There are few attractions outside the
exhibits and these are smaller than usual
utside poultry. All the regulation gambl
ing schemes are in operation.
The address of J. II. Brigham'of Wash
ington, assistant secretary of agriculture,
was the feature of the day. The address
was listened to by 4,000 people.
KILLED BY THE CARS.
Guv Hadlev, Central Vermont Itrakeiunti.
Lout His Life Yesterday,
St. Albans, Sr-pt; 10. Guy Ifadley, a
Central Vermont railway freight brake
man, living at SI England street, was
killed near Stanbridge at 2.30 o'clock this
morning by falling between the cars. The
body was brought here soon after. He
leaves a wife and two children. The fu
neral will be held at the church lu Georgia
Saturday morning at 20 o'clock.
ROYAL HORSE RACING.
Charter Oak Stake Event at II art to! i).
Conn., the Best.
' Hartford. Conn, Sept. 30 Some royal
racing was seen at Charter Oak Park to
day by the 10.000 people in attendance. It
was all confined, however, to the Charter
Oak stake event in which a lield of 12
horses participated, Billy Buck carrying
off the honors and the big end of the purse
by winning all three heats. Each heat
being a race the battle never waned and
Smather's bay gelding was compelled to
use every inch of speed he possessed to
accomplish w hat he did. Both Walnut
Hall and Hawthorne pushed him so hard
that whipping finishes characterized overy
contest, the leaders being neck and neck
as they passed uuder the wire.
LEAGUE BASE BALL.
Young of Boat on Americans Nearly Invlu.
, clble.
Yesterday's National league scores :
At 1'hihidplnhia n t onmco ov Vnrlr
5, Philadelphia 8; (2nd game) New York
S; Philadelphia!.
Al Pittsburg, Pittsburg 5, Brooklyn 2.
Katlonal League Standing.
Won. Lcwt. Pet.
Won. Lost. Pot.
Brooklyn 1 lit .Hut
Boston r- 11 A-J3
1'ttila, :w ",Z
St. Louis 41 M .3-S
Pittsburg 8.) 0 .1)76
New York" 43 .S
Chicairo M .S'Xi
Cincinnatitrt 57 J9
Yesterday's American league scores:
At Boston, Boston 8, Washington 0.
At New York, Philadelphia 5, New
York 2.
American League Standing.
Won. Lost. Pot. I Won. Lost. Pet.
Boston 79 45 .f3 Detroit fj 6S .WH
Cleveland 65 M St. Louis 67 .4Vj
Phlla. 6S W. J-!9 Chicago 64 W .449
New York 81 f5 m Wash g n 37 84 .308
GETTING TOGETHER.
Hurllngtou's Mayor and Alde-ineu on Po
lice Question,
Burlington, Sept. 11. At the special
meeting of the board of aldermen held last
night the question of paying the police
again came up and before the discussion
closed there were several undignified scenes
and several members of the board seemed
apparently at a loss as to what course to
pursue.
At the last meeting of the board the
police pay roll submitted by Chief Brown
ell was ordered paid, while the one pre
sented by Chief Russell was laid on the
table. The bill passed was returned to
the board last night by Mayor Burke un
signed. STOLE THE BEANS.
Intruder at Kaex Junction Passed By a
Fenny Bank.
Essex Junction, Sept. 11. George E,
Bartlett, who with his family are at Long
Point, visited his house here ednesdav
and found that some one had entered
through a w iudow leaving it up. The
writing desk lock was broken open, a
dress suit case had been taken from a
closet upstairs and the lock broken and a
toy bank belonging to the children had
been opened. The pennies In the bank
had not been taken and nothing had been
missed so far with the exception of some
beans which were In a can In the pantry.
The can had been opened and the con
contents partaken of.
NEW GOVERNOR
WILL SETTLE
To Satisfaction of U S
Government.
BEIRUT IS REPORTED QUIET
Easiness is Improving and Confidence
is Increasing Reports Admiral
Cotton.
Washington, Sept. 11. The navy de
partment received the following from
Bear Admiral Cotton this morning, dated
at Beirut yesterday:
"The governor general of Damascus has
been appointed acting governor general
of Beirut and has expressed a desire to
settle the ease of the American vice con
sol satisfactorily to the United States
government. Beirut is quiet, business is
improving and confidence is increasing."
The despatch continues, "The incident
had no other bad result, many persons
w ho lied to Lebanon are returning and a
state of perfect calm has been established.
These troubles were greatly exaggerated
by some consuls who received their Infor
mation from panic stricken persons, and
sent in to their governments without ' con
firmation." Chekit Bey-Bey, the Turkish minister,
called at the state department this morn
ing and presented despatches received
from his government concerning last Sun
day's riot at Beirut. A despatch says that
eight persons were killed, one of whom
was a soldier, the remaining seven being
civilians. Fifty were injured.
RECAPTURE REPORTED.
Turin Sohl to Have Itetakeu Town of
Vinitko.
Vienna. Sept. 11. A Constantinople
despatch says that orV.cial news has been
received there of the recapture by Turk
ish troops of VisStko ou the Black Sea on
Sunday last.
i v"V"-v'v ' i t-
APVirtVI. COTTON
THE PRESIDENT WATCHFUL
Keenlnur In Clone Touch With the
Situation In Turkey.
Oyster Bay, N. Y., Sept. 10. Presi
dent Koosovelt Is watching the develop
ments of the situation in Turkey care
fully, but without serious apprehension.
The reports made by Minister Lcish
man at Constantinople are not disquiet
ing In tone. On the contrary, the min
ister is Inclined to take an optimistic
view of the situation so far as tbiss.
country is concerned. The untl-Chiv
tian outbreak is serious, but It Is not
regarded as likely that through It
American interests or American citi
zens will suffer.
Admiral Cotton at Beirut, in whom
the administration has great confi
dence, is clothed with ample author
ity to afford such protection to Amer
icans and American interests as he may
deem necessary. This fact, coupled
with tin? assurance of th' sublime porte
that Vnited States pro;cily and peo
ple in Turkey are quite safe, has tend
ed to relieve the mluds of President
Roosevelt find Secretary Hay from ap
prehension of serious consequences.
The vigilance of the United States au
to !',. i s will not lie i'Oi:in(i, However
nud cvi'i'.v prop-r proi-uutlon will be
taken to insure the safety tuul protec
tion of American interests.
TURKISH PE0MISE3.
Will rnnixh Tliosie Iteapttnaiblr For
Conflict nt He I rut.
Rome. Sept. 10 A conniituiicntion re
ceived from the Italian ambfw'tior at
Constantinople says the Tnr'.'Nti min
Istcr of foreign affairs h:.s a-wr-d Mm
that the most energetic tno:isM!- "ill
be taken to punish tho" who wore re
sponsible for the recent couilict at Bei
rut. The minister nddeil that there need
be no fear any such incident would re
cur and asserted that the porte was
confident that the Insurrection in Mac
edonia would be "suppressed In one
- - t
. 'i
week."
BAFEE HOKSES AT WATERBURY.
Fair Closed Yesterday With Several Good
Kuoea
Waterbuiy, Sept. 10. The Waterbury
fair closed today with an attendance dur
ing the three days of some over three
thousand. About o00 tickets were sold
yesterday. The races In the 2. So class
and 2. IS class were held today. L. W.
Morris of Bradford served as jud?e in the
races during the fair. The results of to
day's races were as follows:
'2 Mr, cIihk.
Lady Suiinford, h. in., A. K. Uailev,
M'timx'licr. ' 111
iJorurtiy Yenem, eh. in., F. A. Slay-
!!!. I!:irre, " 'i 2 2
Cum, .Mr. CiutM'k. Bnrlimrton. 3 3 3
Ixira Mar, h. in., c. p.. Wnl. Burre, 4 6 4
lu.'ilm.t, Fred lly.ie, White Knot
-lorn-tern, fi 5 0
1 line, iAi 1: i, 2.S", 2 .'J 1-4.
2. IS I !...
May (Jwn, Fred Uv.le, White River
J'Ho Hon. 2 111
Mir- 1'iH.Hii, u. m.. Page Bnw.. Barre, I 2 8 2
Flor-tir H. I. in., . 11. Houston,
Xonhtirld, 4 4
Pollv W-iriii'r, h. in., Hnnton, Mor-
risvilie, 3 3 3 3
Florence H. Ii.id a leir cut and withdrew after
the mi.oik1 iieat.
Time, 2 il 1-2, 2.23 1-2, 2,ii 1-3.
SIAS GETS VERDICT
, FROM CONSOLIDATED
County Court Awarcs Him $5,800 in
Case Remanded From Su
preme Court.
Aaain a verdict has been awarded by
Washington countv court to II. P.. Sias to
recover damage from the Consolidated
l.lghtmg ( o. for injuries received by
falling with a broken pole,while employed
by the company. The jury brought In a
decision for the iilaiutitf ihortiv before 4
o'clock yesterday afternoon. The dam
ages awarded are .,8,3, while on the
previous decision of the court only S'3,200
was awarded. The case is of particular
interest to Barre people as the accident
happened here and the plaintiff was at one
time a student at the seminary.
The accident happened half a dozen
vears ago. Sias was employed at North
Barre and was on a pole "which broke
carrying him to the ground. In the fall
both the plaintiff's legs were broken.
On the first trial of the suit for dam
ages the juiy brought in a verdict for the
plaintiff to recover for injuries received.
The case then went up to supreme court
on exoeptions, where the decision of the
lower court was reversed. The second
trial by county court was taken at the
present term of court and has occupied
about a week. A large number of wit
nesses have been heard. The judge fin
ished his charge at noon yesterday and
the case went to the jury. After deliber
ating about three anil a half hours the
jury brought in a verdict for Sias.
John W. Gordon aud Kichard A. Hoar
of Barre conducted the case for the plain
tiff, while John Senter and F. A. How
land of Montpelier acted for the consoli
dated Lighting Co.
TERRIFIC GALE.
tas Much Damage Along EbK1i
Coast.
London.Sept. 11. A terrific gale which
swept over England last night did great
damage throughout the country. Life
boats along the coast were kept busy
through the night, and many sailors anil
passengers aboard coast vessels were saved
from death. No deaths were reported but
several ooats were overturned.
There appears to be no let up in the
gale which was blowing 70 knots an hour
this morning at Plvmobth. The heaviest
damage is along the Dover coast. The
breakwater there Is entirely swept away. .
NEW BAIL FOR BEAVERS.
Held in S3.000 Under New Indictment for
Conspiracy.
New York. Sent. 11. Georse W. Bea
vers, the former post office official who
was indicted in July iu Brooklyn for bri
bery in connection with the purchase of
post office sunniies. this morning aDneared
before Commissioner Hitchcock to answer
to the new indictment charging him with
conspiracy, which was handed down by
the Federal grand jury at Washington
Tuesday last. He was admitted to bail in
15,000. for" his appearance before the com
missioners Sept. 25.
CASE PUT OVER.
W. R. Walker Charged Will) Assault on
John Powers.
Burlinatou, Sept. 11. The hearing In
the murderous assault case In the saloon
of W. It. Walker aud John Powers has
been put over to Thursday on account of
the absence of the attosuejs. It is now
claimed that Waiter used a razor and
slashed Powers. There is intense interest
here
STATE TEACHERS' MEETING.
Preparations Belrg Made For IU Con
vening. Montpelier, Sept. 10. Hon. Walter E.
Ranger, state superintendent of education,
was at White River Junction yesterday
conferring with Principal N. J. Whitehill
regarding the annual meeting of the State
Teachers' association which is to be held
at St. Johnsbury the last three days in
October. Mr.,Kanger waf In Bellows Falls
last evening assisting in the organization
of a new lodge of Masons, he being dis
trict deputy grand master.
BICYCLIST INJURED.
Charles P.row cf VTaterhiiry Hurt at Fair
Ground.
Waterbury, Sept. 10. Charles Brow was
seriously Injured in a bicycle accident
Wednesday evening. He was riding
around the race track at the fair grounds
when he struck a horse's head which was
protruding through the fence, lie was
thrown, smashing the wheel and breaking
his collar uone.
Wise King Flour is always reliable.
BURNING GASOLINE
HADE BIG SPECTACLE
Sowden & Lyon's Slorage House on
Highland Avenae Burned
Last Evening.
A small one-story building on Highland
avenue, used by Sowden & Lyon for the
storage of gasolene, was burned to the
ground shortly after 7 o'clock last even
nig. making a very spectacular b'.aze, caus
ing nearly all the city's fire equipment to
respond to an alarm from box 02 and giv
ing the impression throughout the city of :
a serious tire, q he loss was small, being
confiued t,o the value of the til) g tllons of
gasolene consumed.
The fire caught from a lantern. Mr.
Lyons went to the storage buiUIiag t 7
o'clock to draw several galious for deliv
ery today, lie set the lantern down near
by and started to draw out the gasolene.
It is supposed that the vapor from the
stream of oil became Ignited from the
antern, and soou the building soaked
with lard and oil it having been former
ly used as a lard house was on tire. Mr.
Lyon attempted to put out the fire alone
but it spread with such rapidity that his
task was impossible.
Phen an alarm was ruug In from the
box on the corner of Mount aud Washing
ton streets. By the time that the fire
companies arrived the storage building
was a mass of flames. The gasoline tank
fewas melted allowing the oil to run out.
tighty gallons of this liquid burning made
a hot tire and caused a redaction to be cast
over that section of the city, which drew
crowds of people to the place.
Jt was thought at onetime that the barn
and residence of E. M. Lyon would have
to go, but the efficient work of the neigh
bors with several streams of water - from
garden hose kept them wet down until the
arrival of the hose companies. Then the
spread of the flames was cheeked although
the paint on the barn was badly scorched
and wilt necessitate repainting. The dis
tance bot ween the barn and the storage
building was only about 23 feet.
the members of the nrm of Sowden tV
Lyon have had considerable experience
w ith tire recently. Last winter their store
was burned out in the lire which destroyed
the Currier block and Sheplee building. A
few months ago, the barn and the eil to
Mr. Lyon's house on Highland Avenue
were destroyed. Last evening the firm
last 80 gallons of gasolene, while Mr.
Lyons' barn was scotched also.
The building, 10x12 feet in size, was of
no value having beeu partially burned
down in the fire last spring. Mr. Lyon
had given tne building away aud it was to
he removed today or tomorrow.
TIED FOR FIRST HONOR
IN GOLF TOURNAMENT
Geo. A. Ross and G. Herbert Anker
Made Net Score of 72 for
Eighteen Holes.
There was a tie for first honors in the
weekly golf tournament of the Barre Golf
Club yesterday afternoon, George A. Ross
and G. II. Anker being the low ones with
a net so re of 72 for IS holes. The for
mer's gross score was ill, while the latter
made W. The tie will be played otf.
Outside of the the leaders tLe scores of
the afternoon were not especially low.
There were sixteen players in the tourna
ment.
1 he scores were as follows;
' gs. hndc. net.
Geo. A. Boss ( PI 10 72
G. Herbert Anker ' S'-t 22 72
U. W. Smith (2 17 75
L. 11. Dodge P7 IS 7'J
II. J Baldwin 1H V,i SO
D. H. Perry. s: 7 S2
,las. Maekay IU 0 82
Kobt. Clark 84 1 S:i
W. H. Pitkin 102 18 81
F. M. Lynde SM 0 S3
T.H.Mitchell, t3- 8. 87
Jas. Reid 105 18 S7
J. F. Perry 100 6 04
I.. J. Bailev 101 6 05
G. N. Tilden Hi 10 101
F. W. Nichols 112 11 101
THE VERMONT PRESS.
Editor Belknap of Bellow) Fall Thinks
Barre .ditors Bloated Aristocrat.
In its renort of the Labor dav nelehra.
tion at Bellows Falls, the Times of that
place, in referring to the speech of Alex
nooerison oi isarre, gays:
"When the soeaker ol the dav was rv.
log expression to the opinion that all the
newspapers In Vermont were run in the
interests oi capuai ne wasprooaoly tnink
Ins of the bloated aristocrat! whn run na
pers in Barre. A little investigation would
convince him that naners In this nnrt. nf
the state and capital are comparative
strangers, i nere is, nowever.iabor enough
iu luuumg auyoi mem.
BARRE MAN IN SUIT.
M. G MclioU . Davis tstata . lor Not
of 3,100,
Montpelier. Sent. 11. I. v. T
has returned from Littleton, N. II , where
he has been engaged by the defence iu a
suit brought bv F. S. "Williams nf Ttrr
for M. G. Nichels also of that nlaee
against the Davis estate for a note of
$2,100. . A verdict for the defendant was
returned.
ASKS FOR REPAIRS.
Stout pel ier Dlres Street Railroad to e
pair the Iload.
Montpelier, Sept. 11. The city council
has instructed City Attorney Carleton to
call the. attention of the officials of the
eleetric railroad to the condition of Barre
street between the rails of their road and
to ask thctn to commence repairs on the
same on or before Sept. 15.
lie Over-indulged.
Montpelier, Sept. 11. John Murray was
la city court this morning, and . will take
ten days In jail for over-indulgence In
liquid refreshments.
BROOKFIELD'S
MUDDLE
Unfortunate Condition in
Town Finances.
TREASURER'S BOOK LOST
Which Leaves Matters so the Selectmen
Claim to Have Found Deficit of $2350
in C. H. Bigelow's Accounts.
Brooktieid. Sept. li. The Randolph
Herald and News publishes the following
story of the local topic of discussion for
the past few weeks:
An unfortunate condition exists with re
gard to the finances of the town of Brook
Held, involving, it is alleged by the select
men, the accounts of the town treasurer,
Charles II. Bigelow. The selectmen claim
that they have found a deficit amounting
to about $2,850 between the receipts of
the town and its expenses for the past
seven years that the treasurer is unable to
account for. Mr., Bigelow denies that
there is any such deficit, or any deficit for
which heis to blame.
Several weeks ago the selectmen. J. W.
Untiedt, A. E. Churchill aud A. I). Reed,
became suspicious that something was
wrong and went to Mr. Bigelow, asking
for the chance to inspect the treasurer'
account, receipts, vouchers, etc. Mr. Big-.
elow told them that he was unable to show
one book that contained the itemized ac
counts for the reason that when his office
at Last Brook field was cleaned last April
this book, unbeknown to him at the time,
was destroyed by mistake.
There was left substantially only the
printed town reports for reference. The
selectmen took the matter up and claim to
have discovered from them a shortage
amounting to about $2,830. They sav it
came about chiefly in this way that when
the uncollected taxes for the rear were
paid to the treasurer In ensuing years he
failed to make account of them to the
town's, credit. Mr. Bigelow has been town
clerk aud treasurer for 13 years and all
taxes were payable to him until the expir
tion of the discount period in October of
each year. 1
Mr. Bigelow asserts his innocence of
both error aud guile. He says there is no
leakaae aud that the lost book, if he had
it, would sustain him. He has ottered to
leave the whole question out to expert ac
countants to determine. From the data at
hand it would seem very difficult to show
anything conclusively in any way. The
system of bookkeeping has not beeu sim
ple, and town and personal accounts have
been mixed, it is said. The banking has
been done at the Barre Savings ba-ik".
Anything reflecting on C. H. Bigeiow's
character would require a good deal of
proof in this vicinity, lie has been es
teemed by his townsman and those of
neighboring towns as a gentleman of Irte
proachable virtue, a fine personal bearing,
high business ability and excellent judg
ment. He has enjoyed the confidence of
Brooklieid voters to a marked degree and
has beeu honored by Orange county in be
ing chosen assistant judge, which place be
now holds He has been prominent iu
church work and has stood among Brook-
held s best people. Ue has no bad habits.
The selectmen, too, are gentlemen cf
strength and honor who would not will
fully accuse Judge Bigelow or anyone of
wrong without believing themselves right.
Brooklieid people are divided In opluion,
some sustaining the selectmen whileothers
hold that the error is not on the part of
the treasurer. There Is a general disin
clination to believe Judge Bige'ow crim
inally at fault.
Judge Bigelow has a farm and store
business at East Brookfield. His bonds
men this year are H. M. Gaylord, M. Peck
and T. Calagan. The town is amply in
sured against loss, If it Is established that
ay has resulted.
DEATH OF L C. NOYES.
Long Time Resident Died This Morn
ing. Lewis C. Noj es, a long time and much
respected citizen of this city, died at l.'M
this morning of heart disease. He was
58 years of age and had been In 111 health
all summer but had not been coniined to
the house only about a week.
He Is survived by a wife and twodaugh
ters, Emma I.)., and Mrs. Arthur Robin
son who reside In this city.
The funeral will be held from his late
home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
SEAVER ELECTED MANAGER. .
Goddard Athleilc Association Choe mm
Lat Evening,
Dean Seaver was elected manager of the
Seminary foot ball team at the meeting of
the Athletio association held last night but
the election of a captain was not decided
upon.
There was a full team out for practice
yesterday afternoon and some line up
practice was tried. Coach Canneil speaks
very encouragingly of the prospects for a
pood team and the candidates are enthusi
astic and are practicing hard to make a
winning team this fall.
CAVALRY ON MARCH.
ltocile Through Harre to SprliiKtitdd Where
Thar 1 xhiiiit.
Montpelier, Sept. 11. Troop C, 2nd
United States cavalry, from Fort Ethan
Alieu arrived In town this noon on their
way to Springfield to take part in a fair.
They went to" Barre this afternoon. They
will go by way of Bethel and North Hart-land.

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