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vr n VOL. XI NO. 27. BAKEE, VT., TUESDAY, APRIL 16. 1907, PBICE, ONE CENT rm Jj. Ji Ml jdj t TAKES CHARGE OF HIS CASE Harry Thaw Directs Aove meets From the Tombs STATEMENT-ON THURSDAY s Further Announcement That No One Connected With the Case Would . Make Any Statement To-day Evelyn Will Repeat Story, New York, April 16. It is evident that Hurry Thaw will take whole charge of his own case. , When Attorney Feabody left The Tombs this morning-, after spending an hour with the prisoner, he said: "Mr. Thaw authorizes me to say that he will give out no statement until ne.vt Thursday and that no one connect ed with the case would make aud state ment to-day." . ! ' .-.'.', If another trial Is held, it has been appteed that the same line of defense as that used in the first trial will be fol lowed. Evelyn Thaw will tell her story again, but her testimony will be greatly strengthened by documentary evidence that was not used before. -.-. This is the statement credited to law yer Daniel, O'Reilly of Thaw's Counsel. It has been reported that O'Reilly would be the chief of the defense when the trial is called again, but this report was not confirmed, and it was even stated semi officially that none of the lawyers who oibViafced at the last trial had been dis pensed with by Thaw. On the other hand it was said that several of them had been paid the stipulated fees, and while there would not be a formal announcement of their dismissal by Thaw, they would not scappenr in the case. . , - TOOK FIVE SHOCKS TO ELECTROCUTE HIM Edward Sexton, Who Murdered Thomas Mahaney Four Years Ago ' Was Executed This i ; Morning. Auburn, X. Y., April 16. Edward Sexton, who was convicted of murder ing Thomas Mahaney of Framington on lne 23, 1903, was electrocuted at yie Auburn prison at 6:15 a. m. Jritliough a small, slight man he showed wonder ful power of resistance and five dis tinct contacts were necessary before lie was, dead. FRIENDSHIP SEVERED BY LOVE FOR A GIRL Two' Men Fought Duel To-day One Was : Killed and His Opponent Then ' Committed Suicide. , New York, .April lfi. Friends until they fell in love with the same girl, Yin cen7o..and liuca Platidiano, fought a duel at Park, L. I., to-day. Plandiuo was killed and Cica committed suicide be side liis friend's body. HANGED FOR MURDER. Henry G. Bailey Hanged at Weathers field, Conn. Mvealhcrsfleld, Conn., April 10. Henry (J. liailey was hanged, at 12:05 this morning at" the stats prison for the jjturdur of George H. GooJalo. A DESPONDENT MAN 1 SHOOTS HIMSELF Charles R. Bicknell of Jericho Center Lies in a Critical Condition at Mary Fletcher Hospital. . ; Buriington, April 16. diaries R, Bick nell of Jericho Center is at the Mary Fletcher hospital suffering from a self ihfiicted pistol wound Sunday night. During a fit of despondency Bieknell fired a rimt into the abdomen, and was found by his wifo when she, returned from church. The bullet passed through the stomach and lodged in the intestines. Bieknell was brought to this place early yesterday morning. He is in a critical condition. 886 CORPORATIONS ; HAVE PAID TAXES Central Vermont" Railway Paid State ?28,535.71 In Taxes Yester . day Afternoon. t Montpclier, April 16. Vp' to laut night, the time of expiration for the payment of corporation taxes to the state of Vermont unless the stale tax commissioner and the state treasurer t'Xtcnd the time, the state had received at otal of 886 tax.es, of which 820 Were for organized companies The lergest railroad tax was that from t Ho Central Vermont 'railway width paid yesterday afternoon $2S,53.1.71 'for six monfhi. Thet otal railroad taxes received is $1)0,077.51. - ' . ; ' St. Johusbury announces that O'orge Fred Williams of Boston, will accom pany William J. Bryan there and speak at Stanley's opera house while Mr. Rryan delivers his nit address at mother hall., Mr. Bryan will follow N Mr. Williams at the opera house, WUiJlBauMnAuu. jus... . ...... J'- HERMIT'S WILL STANDS. 1 Some Relatives and Hungry Attorneys Are Dissatisfied. St, Albans, April 16. In the simple entry made in Franklin county court yesterday, in the will case of Iloyce A. Smith, "certified back to probate court," there is brought to on end a contest be tween numerous relatives who claimed to be entitled to a sdiare of the property, together with a grist of hungry lawyers, who expected fat fees out of the estate and the beneficiaries under tho will. When Iloyce A. Smith, the eccentric old hermit of Smith's Corners, saw his end approaching about two year ago, he made a will, in which among; other things, he left the fine home farm to his niece, Abbie Regan, and her bus band. Robert A. Regan, who cared for him during his latter days. He left the Warner Home for Liitle Wanderer, m tin's city; one thousand dollars in trust, the interest and ineome only to be used, The balance of bis property was to ne divided among certain favored ablatives, while some relatives were cut oil with out a cent. When the will was admitted in probate and its provisions became known, gome of the relatives who thought they had not received their shore of trim estate, at once began suit and litigation enough was started to keep the case in court for several years and use up the entire amount of the estate. Ellis W. Foster of Swanton, administrator of the estate, saw the way things were drifting and succeeded in getting the warring fac tions together, out of the. reach of t heir attorneys, and after going over Itbe case in detail and showing them that by each conceding a little, all would get a, fair share, instead of having all of the $20, 000 spent in litigation. The ideas of Mr. tester were agreed to by all and the will is now back in Judge KeBlon's office for distribution among the rela tives. F0RAKER IS ATTACKED, SO IS ROOSEVELT At a Meeting of National Publicity Bill Organization in New York Today, 0a Campaign Contribu - tion Question. ' New York, April 16. One of the In teresting features of the meeting of the national publicity bill organization here today was the reading of a charac teristically spicy letter from former Senator William E. . Chandler of New Hampshire. In tracing the history of efforts to curb campaign eontributiona, Chandler inferently charged Senator Forakerewitn being a railroad sympa thizer and intimated that Republicans had purposely blocked legislation in order to meet tho (exigencies of the last campaign. In opening the meeting Ferry Belmont the chairman, said "Ie will occur to many of us that if a distinguished gen tleman now present (William J. Bryan) should be nominated for president even in absence of a national publicity law I am sure t may safely say he would insist that the national committee and congressional campaign committee would make public all their contributions and expenditures." CHELSEA. ,Mrs. C. Fletcher of Washington Is caring for Miss Lou Jierry, who is suf fering from tuberculosis, Mr. 'and Mrs. John D. Sutton who re side on the west hill are in Gaysville where the latter is caring for her brother, Mr. Waldo E. Perkins, who is ill. John 1L Spriguu of East Drookfield was in town Friday the guest of his son, W. II. Sprague, leaving for Barre city Saturday morning to visit another son, Dr. E. G. Sprague of that city. Stanley L. Simmons of Xew Haven, Conn., came to town last week to visit his cousin, Mrs. M. E. Hutchinson, and will likely remain through the summer and assist Mr. Hutchinson in the mill. The sugarmnkers in this seel ion have had an excellent run of sap since the recent heavy snow fall and many of them have been obliged to boil night and day to keep the sap from wasting. The qnalitty of sugar thus far made is exceptionally good. Leonard H. Bacon eame home from Montpclier where he is attending school, Wednesday night seriously ill and a physician was hastily summoned who found the patient Buffering fvom p fRmdicitis but up to tho present time it inn ot expected that an operation will lie necessary. , Mr. and Mrs. William T. Hood left Friday morning for New York to visit their daughter, Mrs. George J. Holmes. They expect to be gone about two weeks and during Mr. Hood's absence Arthur II. Murry will be in charge of the drug store and will be assisted by Miss Carol Burgess. The Rev. George E. Lake, who was called to Haverhill, Mass., last week by the serious illness of his mother, not having returned there was no preach ing service at the Congregational church Sunday morning and many of, the par ishioners availed themselves of the op portunity to attend the Methodist church and listen to the farewell ser mon of Rev. L. X. Moody. The teachers engaged for the schools in town are as follows: No. 1, Miss Martha L. Noyes; No. 2, .1. M. Corn stock High, Miss Olive M. Hank; Gram mar, Miss Grace G. Bacon; Inter mediate, Miss Gertrude M. Bacon; Pri mary, No. 5, Miss Florence Goodwin; No. 7, Miss Jane A. Stoddard of Krook field; No. 0, Miss Emma Hutch; No. It, Miss Ida Longer; No. 15, Mis Laura Fuller; No. 17, Miss Lcavanway of Milton. A teacher for No. 8 has not as yet been engaged. News has been received of the death of Charles G. Rolfc a native of Chelsea and a resident of Staeyville, Iowa., on March Mth. Mr. . Rolre was born April 2lth 1 4 cm the farm in the outhwest part of the town now occupied by John ISiirbank. Mr. Kolfe went to Wisconsin 66 years ago and has remained in the wcs.it. He was married in 1807 to Miss Frances Bobbins a sister of. William Bobbins of this town and a daughter of the late Philander Bobbins. The de ceased is survived by ii wife and seven THREATENING FIRE IN BOSTON Started by Explosion of Gun Cotton on Atlantic Ave. ONE MAN IS NOW MISSING For a Time It Was Feared That the Whole Central Wharf Would Be De stroyedElevated Structure Caught Fire. ) . Boston, April 16. The explosion of gun cotton in the basement of tho Howe French company, dealer in explosives, at No, 244 Atlantic avenue this morning threatened the destruction of the whole central wharf with tho. steamships moored alongside and dozens of cars laden with, merchandise. The flames spread so-rapidly that ninny ve-sets were towed into harbor ablaze. The explosion blew off tho roof and ignited many wagon loads of goods and the surrounding buildings. Eight horses had to be shot after they bad dragged them blazing freight out of the fire .one. The whole building occupied by the Howe-French company and several small cigar manufacturers was destroyed. The fire was stopped when it reached No. S7 wharf. Ten men, who were mostly team sters, we.: taken to the hospital suffering from burns. One teamster, L.CroX'ker, is missing. The elevated railroad rtrue turS was ignited and the ft'. was extin guished wl'.li dillicnlty. The fire was un der control at 11 o'clock, after burning an hour. The damage is estimated to be $75,000. GREAT LOSS AT MONTREAL. Medical Building of McGill University Destroyed. Montreal, April 16. The medical build ing of McOill university was practically destroyed by fire thi morning, the loss $500,000. The building was the largest of the group of 'the university at rue tunes. There was no one in the building when tho lire started. C0ES ON BUSINESS. Although 93 Years Old J. E. Hunt of Essex Junction Goes to Boston. Essex Junction, April 16 1. E. Hunt started yesterday, on a business trip to Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He was 'accompanied by hi father, Kleazer Hunt, who has gone to pass some time with hi daughter, Mr. H. C Richardson. He celebrated his OHtb birthday yester day and was feeling amply able to make the trip. He gets in and out of a wagon without help and wants no special pains taken with his diet. He thinks the ma jority of the American people kill them selves,, few dying a natural dath. MARSHFIELD. Mrs. A. T. Davis, was in Montpelier Monday. : Miss Lizzie Pitkin virited friends in town recently. W. H. H. Mears was at home from Montpclier, over Sunday. Mrs. Kate Rosebrook is nursing in the home of A. A. , Lyndi. Marshfield creamery paid its patrons 33 cents per pound for March butter fat. The rank of "page" was conferred on candidates on Monday night in the order of K. of P. Mrs, If. Iladlock is confined to her bed by illness. Mis Olive Lamberton is working for her. Mr. and Mrs, A. A. Lymlcs are re joicing over the birth of a daughter, April 12th. Congratulations. Rev. F. E. Currier goes to St. Johns bury on Wednesday to attend confer ence. It is hoped by all, that he will be ablo to return. A. E. Lamberton will celt at public miction at his home, farm near the village, his personal property, nnd some, furniture on Thursday, April 25th. C. N. Barber of East Montpclier, auc tioneer, Don't forget the drama, '-Willowdnle," to be given tonight, and Wednesday evening in Folsom' hall. , lie sure to sen Miss' Hawy, one who imagines things; Lem Hackett, an impromptu detective and Oleander, who thinks life i a joke. Tickets on sale at the post office. . WEST T0PSHAM. Leo McClure was in East Btxrre Sat urday. Benj. Chalmers is at home from Brok field for a while., . Hight Brothers commenced saving lumber lat week, D. E. Bagley returned from Massa chusetts Wednesday. Ernest Seaver.wife nnd child of Wash ington visited at Oryille Cunningham's Sunday. , ' -.-'. - Mrs. Tt. R. Church is seriously ill at her daughters, Mrs. Charles Heath, at Grot on. Sliss Martha K. Philbrook died at her late home Tuesday, April 0th. at about 4 o'clock, of heart failure. Miss Phil brook bus been a great sufferer frosn Rheumatism for several years, brim; unable to perform any work for seven years. She; bus vixited in Bane and Montpelier-several tiuics. She went to bed as UMml Monday evening and wns all right at 3 o'c!o 1I. She went to sleep and never awoke, death being calm and without ft struggle. The, fun eral was held at the rhureh Thiirsiley at 1 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Dexter olliciat- intr ERAKEMAN'S LONG JUMP.. Thirty-five Feet Into Chasm Done By Arnold Woodbury, f Rrattleboro, April 18. Arnold Wood bury, a freight brake-man, Was perhaps fatally injured at tho West, river bridge Sunday night at about 9:30 by a miss step. Woodbury . was tho head brake man of a Boston &. Maine extra freight train which, pulled out here with orders to go north'- as far as Dummerston and there side-track to let the passenger train go past. Ihe engineer hod but 15 minutes to-make the distance and after starting realised that the load was too heavy to allow him to get there in time and so decided to come back to the local station and side-track there. Woodbury was ordered? out to flag the passenger train and the freight Parted backward. Woodbury was a new man on the road and thought that as soon as he past out from the iron work ot the bridge that he was clear of. the chasm, forgetting the trestle. He jumped from the cabesve with his lantern and shot. a distance of 35 feet, landing at the edge of the river. Trainmen picked him up unconscious, placed bin m the cabooe and brought him to tho Memorial hos pital here. Upon . examination there it was found that be had three broken ribs, an injured spine aud internal in juries. His condition u critical. ' CANNOT EE DELEGATED. Power to Have Charge of Vermont Im- provement. St. Albans. April Jo. The city coun cil held a special meeting last evening to hear the report of City Attorney Wheeler on lhe resolution passed by the council two weeks ago, "to see if the city have the legal right to appoint a committee of three as requested by the committee of 13 to have charge of the proposed permanent improvement.'' This resolution was in line w it h the one adopted at the annual, city meeting in March. Attorney Vhw!er'a opinion , is that by the charter and ordinances all matters relating to sewers are placed in the hands of the city council, and that anything relating to the same, requir ing legislative action or judicial deci sion, must be acted upon by the city council alone and cannot be dMegated to any person or comniiitee. lie fur ther stated that in his opinion, the coun cil has no legal right to delegate to a committee of three or any other commit tee, the powers requeste-i in the resolu tion; and that if it did so, the funic would be illegal and void. The opinion was ordered spread ttpon the record. BENNINGTON MEN HURT IN RUNAWAY Horace A. V&odman and Dennis Too ney Were Driving When Wagon Lurched into ' '. A Rut - , Bennington. April 1(5. Undertaker Iloraeo A. Woodman and Dennis Too mey, an. assistant, received teiious in juries yesterday wlui "driving out of the 0I4 cemetery at Bennington Center. ,The wagon went into a rut and Too mey was thrown from the scat under the horses' feet. Woodman grabbed the reins as Toomey fell, and tho hor.es, a young pair, had started to run when the reins broke. Th wagon struck. an elwtrio light pole, throwing Woodman out also. He was unconscious when picked up ftnd taken to a physicians oflice, where he was worked on over an hour. Doctor attended him all the afternoon-and last night hi condition was not much improved. It. has not yet been decided how badly he ' is hurt. Toomey had his bead badly cut and one ami badly etraincd. The horses were not hurt. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS REBEL And Are Refused Appropriation for Base Ball Team. Rutland, April lfi. The local board of education have refused to make the usual appropriation for the support of the Rutland high school bae ball team because the boys will not submit their schedule of games to Principal S. 11, Erskine. It became known yesterday that at their last session the school com missioners voted to give the athleticas wiation $125, which, is a much Inrger sum than usual. After the vote had been taken Mime of tho base ball team appeared before the board and Manager Wayne Temple stated that he had not submitted the schedule as previously in structed by the boaTd because it had not been customary to da so other years. Tho appropriation resolution was im mediately tabled. Now the boys threaten to organize an independent team so thet they can use some outside players yet carry out near ly the same schedule. For two years the athletic rules have been rigid and not to the liking of the boys. FREIGHT YARD BLOCKED. Swanton Merchants Thoroughly Put Out at Cential Vermont, Swanton, April 16. Tho Canada Atlan tie yard continues blocked with cars. About a week ago nn attempt was made by the railroad people to clear the yard out and 20D cars were token out, but the yard immediately tilled tip and is as bad s ever. The business men are thoroughly disgusted with the pretended service of te Central Vermont, Practi cally all Boston merchandise now comes here oven the Boston & Maine and the St. Johnsbury & Lake Champhiin road. The service on this route is excellent, the time from Boston of heavy groceries not exceeding four days as against one month or more from Burlington. PAIR OF HORSES KILLED At a Dangerous Crossing at Smith's Crossing. Swanton, April lfi A pair of homes owned by Hermon Aseltine, were struck yesterday afternoon by the locomotive of passenger train No. 0, northbouml, at the Smith Cros.ring and killed. The t 'i in over an hour bite.. Mr.-Ael-Ihie, Mho eseape.l injury, was engaged in teaming for D. Noyes Burton. This is cotisidei ed t'n exceedingly bail cross ing as a train cannot be seen coming from the south and the highway drops tpiite shnrply to tho railroad from both duet turns. WANT DALEY FOR MANAGER Intercity Directors to Aake '.- Proposition to Him AT REDUCED FIGURES They Will Start at Once to Prepare the Grounds at Intercity : Park in Readiness for Opening of the InterstateLe ague. The board of directors of the Intercity Base Ball a,ociation met in this city last night and voted to engage A. W. Dalejof Montpelier as manager of the team for the season if he can be had at their figures, paley will be seen to-day by the directors as soon as he returns from Manchester, N. H., where he hat been a.-sisting in arrangingg the schedule and it will probably be settled this" even ing whether he will lie the manager. It is thought that be will accept the place when Lester Greene talks with, him. . s Daley is familiar in Northern League base ball, having been manager for the Intercity association for, two years, the last, year turning out a championship team, and as manager for Ottawa last year. Prior to tho forming of the Northern League he was interested in base ball around St. Albans. If he takes the management of "the Bai-re-Montpelier team this summer it will have to be at figures to correspond with what is to be paid the players, and there'll be no fab ukmsuna paid the players, as the $1,000 salary limit will not allow it. ' The ' question of raising the $ 1,000 which is necessary to have to start the season was discussed at considerable length by the directors. The association has about $400 worth of stock yet un sold and this will be put on the market and the rest will be raised by aubscrip tion." It was voted to hire a man at once to go to work on the ball grounds and get it in shape. Burlington Players Picked. Manager "Jack" Leighton of the Bur lington team has already picked twelve player and has several others under consideration. The players engaged are Richard Burns of Ashland, Mass., Charles Dobbins of Nashua, pitchers; H. L. Bow kef of Maiden, Mass., Stephen Cabalin of Winchester, Mass., John Delaney of Jamaica Plains, Mass., and I). V, Wat kins of s Roxbnry, Mass., catcher; John R. Shaw of Ronton, first base; Thomas Mc Nillis of Waterbury, Conn., second base; Louit E. Fisher of Lynn, Mass., third base; John J. Lyons of Roxbury, Mass., short slop; Jeffrey Cantwell of Ieomins ter, Mas., Fmest McBride of South Framingham, Mas., and Robert O'Neil of Woonsocket, R. I., infiehlers. The players will report to Mr. Leigh tori in Manchester, May 1, and the reg ular league season will open May 11. 1 Mr. Leighton is enthusiastic over the out took for the league and says that he believes the admission of tho Bur lington and Barre-Montpclier teams means increased interest owing to the rivalry between the clubs of the two states. . The East Manchester Team. Kii.-t Manchester announces the sign ing of the following players; 1'itchers, James M. Grady of Lawrence, J. J. Grady of Granville, N, Y., Greenwood of Meth uen, Corey of Kingston; catcher. Len non of Providence, Ryan of North Brook field and Connie O'Brien of Manchester; infield, Browne of East Douglass lb, Pur ringtou of Philadelphia 2b, Bargus of Rockland, Mass., 3b, Tim Hurley of Man chester. . s.; outfield, Morrissey of Hyde Park, VKVrthy of Maiden, Tom .fen nings of Manchester. DEATH OF FATHER LANE. Fair Haven Priest Had Been 111 Since Last August. Burlington, April 16. The Rev. Henry Lane, pator of St. Mary's ehuoeh at Fair Haven, died yesterday morning at the Fanny Allen hospital after a several months' illness with heart disease. The body will le taken on the noon train to-day to Fair Haven, where the funeral will be held to-morrow. Father fane was born in Ireland in October,-1S40. He was a .student in All Hallows college. Dublin, and was obtain ed there June 23, 1800, and was at once assigned to the diocese of Burlington as assistant to Monsignor Cloarec, then rector of St. Mary's Cathedral, lie Mas assistant from l'f0 to 1874. when he was appointed pastor of St. Michael's church at llrattleboro. In 1SS0 be was appointed 'assistant to St. Peter's parish, Rutland, where he remained six years. He was pastor of St. Mary's church, Mid dlebury, fwm J'fSfi to IS92, was pastor of the Poult ney church and missions from 18U2 to 1S0S end was pn.itor of St. Mary's church at Fair Haven until his death. ' He was taken ill last August mid was taken to the hospital in September. The Rev. M. S. O'Donnesl was appointed as assistant to that parish in December and has since been stationed there. Father Lane was one of the bHiop's consult er and was one of the first of the Catholic clergy in zeal and ability. RESIGNS EDITORSHIP. Mason A. Green Is to Leave the Rutland ' . - Herald. Rutland, April 18. The announce ment that Mason A. Oreen, for in years connected with the Rutland Daily Her ald find its managing editor for seven years, had severed his connection with that paper, was received vrith genuine regret in this city, where he luis a wide circle of friends and acquaintan ces. Mr. Green's lesignntion is doe to a. desire to ohtiiin a much needed re-tt nnd to enable him to devote more time to other literary work. For the present hit will remain in this city. 'H ere has been 110 announcement as yet regarding hiti aui:cesor, CLOSING MARBLE QUARRIES. 1 Columbian Company Discharged a Large Number of Men Also. , Rutland, April 16. The Columbian Marble Quarrjing company has closed another section of its mills and dis charged a largo number of men, includ ing mill hands and quarrymen. The company has abandoned-the large "um brella quarry" at Wcit Rutland and the old Columbian quarry at Proctor. The compaity'a traveling men have also been called in. While a receiver of the com pany admitted that these facts were true he said that he could not state what the next move would be. In reply to a question as to why the "umbrella quarry" was abandoned the receiver said that the quality of mar ble which was being quarried there was poor. He also stated that borings which had recently been made proved that there is plenty of good marble there but that it would cost a considerable '' sum to reach it and that the receivers did not feel that they could continue to spend the creditors' money. 'Hie machinery at West Rutland will be shipped to Rutland as soon as practicable. .-. LOST HIS HAND UNDER A WHEEL Edward Reynolds Received Painful In jury at. Jones Brothers' Com- . pany Thia Fore- 1 noon. Edward Reynolds, a machinist em ployed at Jones Bros, company's plant, lest-. practically all his left hand while working about the, traveling derrick this forenoon. The wheel of tho derrick ran ', over the hand and mangled the member so badly that: the four fingers were amputated and part of the hand, having the thumb.! The man was taken to the Emergency hospital, where Drs. Miller of the hospital and M. L. Chan dler performed the operation. After recovering from the effect of the anaes thetic the patient was removed to his home off Washington street. MAY PUBLISH IN . BURLINGTON. Postal Rate Regulations Will Hit Mont- real Papers Hard. Burlington, April 16. It seems quite sibie that editions ot La I'resse ana La Partrie, Montreal "papers, may be printed in thi city as a result of the new postal regulations whereby news papers crossing the Canadian line are taxed four times the former, postal rates. Representatives from the papers have canvassed this city and nearby- cities, where tjiey have large subscription lists, and find that their rc-adais will not stand for an increase in' the price. Thus the only .. way out of the dif ficulty seem to" be the construction of a plant on this side of the line, in which ease Burlington is considered", the most available location. n ... ' Change of Location. 1 " Edson Bros., electricians, have m vve-1 their place of business from Pearl street to corner of Main and . Keith avenue, under People's bank, where they will be pleased to see all persons in need of their services. , : TALK OF THE TOWN. Muslin waists $1.19 at Abbott's. C. R. Wood went to Groton this af ternoon on a busines trip.: Bom, April 10, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gervasi 01 4 Fom street, twin boyi, W. IT. Harrison of the Harrison Granite company of New York is iu the city on business. There will be a rehearsal for St. Monica' choir this evening at 7:30 o'clock in the vestry. Mrs, Julia D. Ciimmings of St. Paul, Minn., is visiting at the home of , J. C. Griggs of Summer street. A. MeCulIoek and John McLco.1 left today for -Miles City, Montana, where they will work on a'sheep ranch. W. H. Harrixon of the' Harrison Gran ite company and James Ingram of New York aie in the city on a business visit. Frank Jackson went to White River Junction this afternoon, where he -will attend an Odd Fellows meeting this evening. Mis. James Canton returned yester day after a three months' visit with relatives in Washington Courthouse and London, Ohio. Among the arrivals at the City hotel today are II. II. -Woodward, F. Went worth, I. M. FroM:, Boston; P. E. Mc AulilTe, Burlington; Joe Bolles, St. Johnsbury. The gas company will this year limit the time in which free ranges will be given away to May 1st, so if you pro pose putting in a gos range for the coming summer it will pay you to Bee. to it at onoo . . . . . A meeting of the Clan Gordon, No. 12, Quoiting club vill lie held in the ( lun room in Eastman block cm Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock p. m. "Important communication from Hartford, Conn. All those interested are requested to be present. James W, Gould, sec. . Notice to Toot Sharpeners.'"' A regular meeting of tool sharpeners No. 2 branch, Granite Cutters' International association "will 'o held in their hall, Nichols' block, 011 Wednesday evening, April 17, 1907, at 7 o'clock. Important, every member be present. Jas. .Mutch, secretary, , . The laws require that each taxpayer shall on the lt dsy of April properly fill out and return to the listers an in ventory. If he does not, the listers shall ascertain as best they may the amount of taxable property including pedis and double the same. The listers have given more notice than necessary. All thoe who do not within a reason able time give in their inventories will bo doubled according to law. Negotiation are ptactieally complet ed with the Vermont ix-iety of lioston whereby the only complete net of pic tures of Vermont's govornors will be secured for exhibition at the Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition. . T0SPREADTHE "LET ALONE" Granite Cutters Start Further Movement Against Trolley ON HALF FARE AGITATION At Meeting of Union Last Evening Pre . vious Action of Mass Meeting Was Upheld and Committees Ap- pointed to Interview Others, -' . Barre branch, Granite Cutter Inter national union, held a largely attended meeting in. Miles hull lust evening and discussed the position 'of tho Barre & Montpelier Power and Traction company, in withdrawing the half far (2 cents); tickets for use on certain cars. The agi tation to get the -tickets back on' sale has thus far resulted in no action' by the company, and the oompany was rap- -ped rather hard for their failure. AfteO the situation had been discussed quite fully a unanimous vote was taen to back up the action of a union m-ass meet ing held at the opera house some weeks ago, at. which it was decided, in t&e lan guage of the motion, to "let the road en tirely alone." ' Furthermore, a .-eommittee was ap pointed last everting to interview the Barre Merchants' association aud the . Granite Manufacturers' association, to in form them of the action of the meeting and to secure co-operation in their ef forts to get the return of-the lhalf-fare tickets, in fact,, all the unions in the city have been notified by the secretary of the Central Labor' union tlwit if their regular meetings do not fall during thlsj week that they call special meetings to take up the ticket business, A3 a result ' several special meetings have been al ready called. The ' barber will meet Thursday evening. The tool" sharpeners will hold their regular meeting Wednes day evening, when some action will.be taken. ' - : The half-fare tickets were taken off about January, first, following the pass ing of a law, which the company de clared would have it liable for discrim ination if the reduced rate tickets we.ro cont inued. Several meetings between tho directors of the company and represen tatives; of the union bodies were held but there was no approach to settle ment from the viewpoint of the union. Then the latter appealed to. the state boaid of railroad commissioners for an opinion as to whether or not the salo of the half-fare tickets would be 'con strued as discriminatory. The eoramis sionersi responded that if the rates were , posted, as the law required, and if any body could present the half-fare tickets in the particular car it would not be discrimination. , . : FOR SLUGGING PACETTI. Gniseppi Biasoni Was , Arresterd This Forenoon By Deputy Slayton. , A man named Guiseppi Biasoni was arrested at about eleven o'clock thU forenoon by deputy sheriff Slayton on a warran issued by grand juror Davis charged with a breach of the psace, the said breach consisting of a slugging match with John Paeetti last evening over some unknown difference of opin-, ion. Biasoni got word In some way that the minions of the law were upon his track and tried to dodge them but was finally located at South Barre where he was arrested. He pleaded guilty in city .court this afternoon to breach of the peace and another hearing was call ed at 2:30 to allow the court to hear witnesses to determine what sentence to impose. , . ' HAVE MOVED TO BARRE. Marble and Granite Dealers to Start C Business. Northfield, April 18. Charles . Rartfln and James Hays have moved to Barre, where they will engage in the retail marble and granite business, both ' be ing practical men at the business. They have moved their families to that city,' The flat vacated by them in the Mayo block, has been rented by Mr. and. Mrs. M. Casbcn, who moved into it yester day. - , DEATH DUE TO HEART DISEASE. '; E. A. Laughlin of South Barre Passed Away Yesterday Afternoon. Edward A. Laughlin of South Barre died of heart disease yesterday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock. His age was 61 years. He is survived bv a widow and one son, Ellsworth. The funeral will.be held from his late home Wednesday afternoon at t o'clock. ', - Married at Montpelier Today. Miss Jessie McLean and Murdo M. Campbell of this city were married this morning at .Montpelier. , Mr., Campbell is a granite cutter and is employed at the Bonnyman sheds. , - " '. . 1 -i 1 EAST MONTPELIER. J. L. Robbins and John Buck went to Marshtleld last Wednesday to attend an auction. Dr. C. N. Barber of Barre was In town recently dehorning a lot of cattle for some of the farmers. . If. M. Farnham started again last Saturday night for Chicago after another'car load of horses. Clinton Cutler and Mrs. Belle Olm slead went to Joe Harriett's in Plain field Monday of this week to a big suit ring olf. Mrs. Fred Townsend is now able to lie about the house amf young Paul Herman Towneiid, who so lately ar rived is growing rapidly and doin well. Mrs. Belle Olmstead of Caluii has: leeu at F. . lowiwcuii'a several weeks, . - 1.