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VOL. XI NO. 74.
BAR RE, VT., TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 190T. TRICE, ONE CENT IN THE MIDST OF SESSIONS Vermont Masons Aleeting in Burlington KNIGHTS TEMPLAR TO-DAY Order Has Lost 62 Members During the Year But Shows a Net Gain of i 123 Barre Man Is Likely to ELiK . Be EIectcd Grand Com. Burlington, June 11. The sixty-fifth annual conclave of the grand comnian dery of Vermont, Knights Templar, met to-day, the second day of Musonic week, Elihu B .Taft of Burlington, grand com mander, presiding. The losa by deaths during the past year was fifty-two, dou ble that of a year ago. The total mem bership is now 2,500, a net gwin of 123. The deaths include Past Grand Comman der Major N. P. Bowman of St. Johns bury and Grand Generalissimo George I". Flanders of White River Junction. . It is likely that Dr. J. Henry Jackson of Barre will be elected grand comman der this afternoon. . Opening of Convention. The .Masonic grand bodies of Vermont began their annual sessions yesterday. The day was given over to the council of deliberation, lllustTOus Deputy Marsh O. Perkins of Windsor, commander-in-chief, presided, and delivered his annual address. He was re-elocted and the following other officers were chosen: First lieut enant commander, Daniel F. Danforth of St. Allans; second lieutenant comman der, George It.-Kinsley of Burlington ; grand treasurer, Charles W. Whitcomb of Iroctorsville; grand secretary, Henry II. Boss of Burlington; grand minister of state, Edwin U. True of Newport. Last evening the Vermont consistory exemplified the 27th degree. WANT MORE PAY. Providence R. I, Policemen Hand in Pe tition to That Effect Frovidence, R. I., June 11. The pe tition which the policemen of all grades below that of captain have gen erally signed, asking for an increase in pay, reached1 the office of the board of jKilice commissioners yesterday. Chair man Luther said he was not In a posi tion to discuss what would be done w ith it, or what effect it would be likely to have. At the next meeting there 5s a Btrong probability that the board will vote to petition the city council without delay for fifty more patrolmen for the force. That will mean an increase in the police appropriation of approximately $50,000. THE CONSEQUENCES FEARED. , Will Be The Holding of Peoce Proceed ings With Japan. Washington, D. C, June 11. In tha opinion of the state department the most serious consequence of the present Anti-American agitatinu in Japan Is the inevitable delay it Causes in the suc cessful conduct of negotiations pending for the conclusion of a new treaty of .commerce and immigration .between the two countries. Secretary Root depre ciates the sensational publications of the yellow press of lHh countries and holds that so far it is largely a news paper campaign, similar to that which had much to do with bringing about the war jvith Spain. ALL IN GOOD SHAPE. And Coach Wray Expects Harvard t Crew to Improve Somewhat. ''Cambridge, Mass., June ; 11. The Harvard1 'varsity crew left for New Lon don at 2 p. m., yesterday for its prac tice on the TliBines in preparation for the race with Yale on the 27tli.- crowd of stuc.Vnts gave the crimson oars inert a rattling cheer as they left for the back station in a special car. The freshmen 'crew left Cambridge Saturday but the four-oared crew accompanied the 'varsity. Conch Wray reported that all his iwn were in excellent shape and that he looks foa a speedy improvement in the next two weeks. , SAYS HE WAS CONVERTED. Which Gives Him Courage to Make His Confession. Boise, Idaho, June 11. Following his wiled intimation on the. stand yesterday that ho had become converted, Harry Orchard today 'declares publicly that ho has "got religion." He says that since his imprisonment he has become a close student of the bible and that within its pages he has found the courage to make his confession and not in the coaching of Detective McFarlnnd, as aU elged by attorneys for Haywood. Even the attorneys for the 'defense admit that Orchard is showing wonderful rune and coolness. AMERICANS WIN PRIZES. Vanderhilt's Four Bays Won Second Money at London Horse Show. London. Jnnell. Americans continue winning at the international horse show. Alfred Vanderhilt's four bays took the Second prize yesterday in the competi tion for parade team. Walter Winau's Maritana won firs prize and Lawrence Jones of Louisville, Ky., with Poetry of Motion, took the second prize in the (,,,inpetif hm for horses carrying one hun (jm.i sixty-eight pounds. Mr. Jones' Jane won third prizo in the competition for ho'ses carrying one hundred ami ninety-alx tiounda. MRS. LAMBERT HELD. Charged With Abandoning Baby, in Court at Keene, N. H. Keene, X. IT., June 11. Philomena La nibert, who claims former residence at Burlington, Vt., was before Judge Holmes- in police court yesterday, charged with abandoning her two-weeks-old girl . baby in Marlboro Saturday night. She was bound over in bonds of $.100. 1 - The police were told Saturday that Mrs. Lambert was to take the child to Marlboro and Ollicer Philbrick arranged to drive the team that took her. He testified yesterday to driving her to Cottage street, Marlboro, where sho alighted and went a short distance up the street, returning to the team. A boy who followed her at the re quest of the officer told of her leaving the baby on the doorsteps of the house of Oscar Hebert, a son of Mrs. Hebert of Troy, who . adopted Mrs. Lambert when a baby. -"'.. Mrs. Lambert and her brother, as well a her mother, a resident of Troy, claimed that it was all a part of a pre viously arranged plan and that it. was done this way only to avoid' having Mrs. Lambert avoid meeting a person who lived at the Hebert home. WANTS $10,000 DAMAGES. Hotel Owner Sues Lessee of The Ber wick at Rutland. Rutland, June 11. William II. Vali quette, proprietor of the hotel Wood stock, N?w York, and lessee of the Ber wick in this city, was sued yesterday for $10,000 by Michael Quinn, owner of tins Berwick. Mr. Quinn and the de fendant have had a dispute, and the former claims that he has suffered damages to the extent named in not being in possession of the hotel from the time he purchased it in November last to date. Mr. Quinn claims that be bought the hotel with the understanding that there was no lease, but shortly afterward Mr. Valique.tte showed one executed by F. -H. Richardson, from whom Quinn purchased the property. There is now a case pending in chancery to annual the lease on the ground that Richardson was mentally incapacitated to execute a lease, a guardian having been appointed over him soon after ward. MELLEN APPEALS FORMS MERGER Says He la Willing to Have the State Safeguarded, But Urges Early Passage of Bill. Boston, June 11. President Mellen of the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. R. appeared before the legislative com mittee on railroads to-day in behalf of the merger of that railroad wfch the Boston i Maine. Mellen and his friend urged the committee to report the bill authorizing the merger so that it can be passed by the present legislature. Tby wre willine to hav the measure include every safeguard for the state. If the committee, decides against them it is likely that the question will go over to the next general court for time would be required for framing a necessary prohibi tory bill. Protests against the combine were renewed to-day, a strong one com ing from A. P.- S. Bell, representing the Massachusetts Real Estate exchange. The hearing will continue all day. It over shadows all other state house business. STUDENTS GOT GAY. ' In Demonstration Over Vermont' Vic tory Against Williams. Turlington, June 11. Dwight Dey ctte, son of F; A. Deyette of this city, and a student in the university of Vermont, was arrested last night on the charge of breach of the peace, and re leased on bail of $30 to be tried in city court. The arrest grows out of the violent celebration on Saturday evening of the victory over Williams at base ball. On that night a student, who gave the name of Ransom, was arrested for in toxieation and breach of the peace, and in city court yesterday morning was fined $10 and costs. A warrant is also out for the arret of a student named Cassidy, whom tha police are unable to find. During the riot the students held up the atreot car and hurled eggs freely, ruining the dresses of women passengers and the uniforms of the police and car conduc tors and motormen. OBJECT TO SOFT COAL. Rutland Citizens Protest to Board of Aldermen. Rutland, Juno 11. About 125 people living in the down town district last night petitioned the board of aldermen to do away with the nuisance caused by soot from soft coal burned by manu facturers and also to take measures to prevent indiscriminate blowing' of whistles in the railroad yards. A com mittee will confer with the railroad officials and manufacturers on the mat ter. As the result of an ordinance adopted last night milk can be sold in this city after July 15 only on license issued by the board of health. The board before issuing such license must inspect the cows and dairy equipment of the appli cant. BACK IN WASHINGTON.. President Roosevetl and Party Reached There at 8 O'Clock. Washington, D. C, June 11. --The Mayflower, bearing President Roosevelt and' party from the. Jamestown exposi tion, arrived at the Washington navy yard at 8 o'coelk this morning. The first game in the Rutland city league series for the lioxpital fund was plated Saturday, the business men de feating the doctors 0 to 4. The receipts were $50. The Hev. W. II. Spence, pas tor of the Congregational church, was umpire. The returns made to the office of the Burlington city clerk show that during the month of May there were 63 births in Burlington, 33 of the number being boys and HO girls. TAXED TWICE ON SAAE LAND Civil Authority Board Avoids Unjust Taxation AGAINST CHARLES MARR Important Precedent Established Last Night Board Also Cut Down F. B. Hutching List and Refund Offset to C. N." Field, Several precedents in taxation were es tablished by the board of civil authority at its adjourned meeting last evening, the first of which relieved Charles Marr from double taxation, the second permit tod F. B. Hutchins to remove a sale agreement from his .taxable list and the. third refused the appeal of C. N. Field, who asked for offsets n his stock in the Granite Savings Bank and Trust com pany. A. A. Sargent was chairman of the meeting. City Attorney Carver reported opin ions on all three of the eases. In the first Charles Marr assisted Louis Lancia to buy a farm lying in Barre Town and Plainfield and a bond for deed was passed. The statu of the property, it bad been decided, was that the title rest ed with Mr. Marr, and he was therefore taxed for the farm, partly in Barre Town and partly in Plainfield, Then came the city of Barre and proposed tax Mr. Marr again on the identical property, lie be ing a resident of the city. City Attorney Carver interpreted the bond for deed as being similar in opera tion to a mortgage, and he therefore re ported that the city could tax Mr. Marr. Attorney John VV, Gordon appeared for Mr. Marr and cited ft supreme court opinion to the contrary. The board of civil authority, after viting that the ap peal be not dismissed, passed a motion that Mr. Marr's list be reduced by the amount of the agreement. Short work was then made of the ap peal of Mr. Hutchins, on which the city attorney had reported the city had a right to assess, although from the read ing of the agreement to sell the tax should be assessed against Maria Hutchins instead of F. B. Hutchins. The board granted the appeal, and the tax lixt of the said Hutchins was'reducej by the amount of the agreement, minus the offset he had entered. The eity attorney reported that, in view of the opinion of the supreme court in declaring the law illegal which refused the right to enter offset by non-residents of the state and the consequent repeal in 1900 of the law, the city of Barre must consider for the purposes of taxation C. N. Field as having the same rights a 4 a resident of the citr. Mr. Field's appeal that he he, had" been discriminated against on the ground that he was a non resident was denied at a previous meet ing of the board. The name action was taken at the meeting last evening, how ever. M. M. Gordon appeared for the board and asked for a reduction on the assess ment on his new house on Hill street on the ground that the building was assess ed April 1 as being nearer completion than it really w-.is. The board decided that it could not hear any new appeal and told Mr. Gordon that he might go to the board fur abatement of taxes later in the year and present the same READY FOR DINNER. To Be Served at Lake Mansfield Club Tomorrow. Stowe, June 11. A large party of fishermen are at Lake Mansfield taking a supply of trout for the trout dinner at the annual meeting of the Lake Mansfield Trout club Wednesday. A large number of club members have signified their intention of attending the meeting. Among those at the lake are Commissioner It. ft, Thomas, C. F. Eddv, C. O. Burt, X. H. Kaiser, X. R. Barrows, H. E. Shaw. They had taken 125 pounds yesterday forenoon. Opening of Summit House. W, JL Adams opened the Summit house on Mt. Mansfield Monday. Some snow was found in the road and a large quantity remains on the chin. Mrs. Tina Sargent is housekeeper, Miss Jen nie Sanborn and Fred Campbell aro al so employed. ANOTHER YOUTH EXPELLED. Confessed to Cutting Flagstaff Halyards at Brattlcboro School. Brattleboro, June 11. At a meeting of the committee of the Brnltlcboro high school held last night John Warren Hamilton, 10, was expelled after con fessing that he cut the halyards of the school flagstaff the night before Mem orial day. He hud been previously sus pended and the expulsion followed his confession. Merrill Whitney and Merrill Bryant had previously been expellel for being implicated in the offense. Three other boys are at present suspended for the affair which caused a stir Memorial day as no flag could be flown from the school building. WAS 73 YEARS OLD. Mrs. Charles II. Dale Died Yesterday at Her Home in Waterbury, Wnterbury, June 11. Mrs, Charles H. Dale, aged 73 years died early Mon day morning at the home of her son, (ieorge 11. Dale, where elm and Mr. Dale hare been residing for three years. Mrs. Dale has been in poor health for several years, and for the pnst two weeks had hern confined to thbed. The can --ft of her death whs a general breaking down due to old ago. She U survived by a husband and one child Oeorge n. Dale of this place. She was a member of the Methodist church in Morctown and the funeral services wil l held there Wed nesday afternoon. The Rev. W. .N. Roberts will ofliciate. DEATH OF AMOKY E. KINNEY. Was Native of Plainfield, Where Burial Will Be. Corinth, June 11. After an illness of five months, Amory Edson Kinney, was released from suffering and taken home Sunday night. Mr. Kinney was born in Plainfield, July 2!, 1824. His early life wag spent in plainfield and Barre. On June 3, 1848, lie married Caira L., daughter of Am herst ami Experience (Reed) Perkins. In the fall of 1800 he moved to VersMre where he resided for fourteen years, re turning to Plainfield for; single year, after the death of his brother, Charles II. Kinney. In J 875 he moved to Orange county and spent the remainder of his life in Corinth. After 4 long and distressing illness, his wife wag taken from him; and on Nov. 19, 1882, lie married Hester Ann Nutt, who cared for Win in his year of feebleness and survives hint. , He united with the Congregational church in Plainfield while a young man, but removed the relationship toVershire and later to the Congregational church of Coiinth. For many years he assisted in the church music, and in all his long life was a bible student and a member of the Sunday school. He claimed to be one of the oldest Sunday school scholars in the state. His faith and hope grew strong a his body grew weak, and he often quoted, "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us," and "'like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him." He was always interested in all tem perance, work and for many years was prominent in the Good Templar rganiza lion. In the years 183-4 he was asso ciate judge of the Orange county court. His eldest sor, Homer L., died about twenty years ago. The surviving chil dren are Frank E. Kinney of Barre and Mrs. George 8, Worcester of.Thetford. They were with their father at the time of his death. On Wednesday, June 12, he will be laid to rest in the old "Center yard" in Plainfield, where rest grandparents, parents, brothers, sister, wife and child. Only Mrs. Wilson Thurston of Barre and Mrs". John Hill of Plainfield are left of the children of Dea. Justus and Lois (Taft) Kinney. ; CAUGHT NOTED CRIMINALS Vergennea Chief of Police Died Sunday Night of Heart Trouble. Vergennes, June 11 J Stephen Bates, sheriff and rhiel of police of this city, died .suddenly Sunday night of heart's disease' while milking" cow in the barn of F. L. Fish. He was born of free par ents in Shirler, Charles City county, Vir ginia, in 142. He lived with the Hill Carter family and had vivid recollections of Gen. Robert E. Lee, the Cuatises anl other prominent families in his native ate. His father was a carpenter and Stephen was trained as a waiter. - During the Civil War he was in the service f the ollicera at Harrison's Land ing and afterwards went to Waington. The offices of shetiff and chief of police he held for 28 consecutive years. In 1903 Bates was defeated but in 1007 was unanimously re ck-eted. ' While chief of police he had the satisfaction of arrest ing "Brookhn Slim" and "Ottawa Bed;" two members of a gang of postoffiee bur glars, who e now serving sentence in the state prison, and at one time had in his custody as a tramp, Perry the New York train robber, but released him be fore he was informed that the Pinker tona wanted him. Mr. Bates was almost entirely a self-taught man, and in the discharge of tlto duiics of his office was cool and self restrained, rarely if ever acting hastily He is survived by a son, Frederick M Bates, one daughter, Mrs. Raymond Schuyler, both of Worcester, Mass., and two sisteis who reside in New York. The funeral will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal church some time Wednesday. AFTER A LONG ILLNESS. Moses Plummer Died in Groton Sunday Night, Aged Nearly 89 Years. Grot on, June M. Moses Plummer died at his homo in the north part of the town Sunday night, after a long illness caused by goncial breaking down due to old age. Mr. Plummer was bmn in Croton August 2, 1818, being nearly 89 years of age. He bad always resided in town and near the place w here he was born. He was twice married, his first wife being Jane McLaughlin. To them one child was born, Mrs. James Dunn, de ceased. His second wife was Sarah Frost York, who died in April of last year. Mr. Plummer is survived by one brother, John, of Lenox, la., and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Siirgent, of (iioton; also threp grandchildren, Miss Lila Dunn of this place, a grandson in the west and Will iam, who together whh Ids wife tenderly cared for their grandfather ill his de clining years. Deceased was an upright citizen, a man of many sterling qualities. The funoial was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church, of which Mr. Plummer had been a consistent mem ber for many years. The funeral ar rangements were in charge of undertak ers Coffrin and Pillsbury and burial was in the village cemetery. MRS. HENRY PATNAUDE. , Died at Wcbstcrville Last Evening, Aged, 27 Years. Mrs. Henry H"atnande died at her home in Wcbstcrville at BiliO o'clock hist evening. Child birth was the cause of her death. The deceased was born in Canada and was 27 years of age. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and two- cbhildren, also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. X. Ictourneatt of tlraniteville, eight brothers and one sister. She also haves a host of loving friends who are pained by her sudden demise. The funeral services will be held from St. Sylvester's church, Oraniteville, Thursday morning at 0 o'clock. The in terment will be in the Catholic ceme tery in this city. HELD ON SERIOUS CHARGE. Paul Tatro Arrested at Vergennes Alleged Assault Committed. Vcrgennni, June 11. Paul Tatro was arrested yesterday by Deputy Sheriff H. P. Fisher and placed in jnii for siife keeping to await the arrival of an of ficer from Bristol, where it is' reported he is wanted for an assmilt on the per son of a young girl, snid to have been committed some, time last week. BLEW SAFE, SMALL BOOTY Northfield Fails Post Office Burglarized Last Night OFFICERS NOW SEARCHING Only About $80 in Money and Stamps Was Secured But Some Private Papers of the Postmaster Were Carried Away in Drawer. The post office at Northfield Falls was burglarized 'last night and the safe blown open. About $100 in money and stamps was secured and two drawers containing the private papers of the post master were carried away, presumably for a more leisurely examination. Sheriff Tracy was notified, and lie, with several deputies in Barre, Montpelier and sur rounding towns, and also State's Attor ney Uates went to that village this morn ing to investigate. This is the fourth or fifth time that the Falls post office has been broken into, the last occasion being August 11, 1005. Never before, however, has ihe safe been blown open as this morning. This leads to the m'lief that it was professional "yeggnien" who did the work. About one o'clock this morning Miss Annie Rich and Mrs. Pierson who live nearbv the post office, which is situated a Jittie off the main part- of the village, were awakened by three explosions. They attributed the noise to an earthquake and were surprised therefore that the building did not shake. E. I Cross, the postmaster, who lives a little further away, afo heard , sounds, , which he thought came from a revolver. No in vestigation was made at the time. How Robbers Got Jn. This morning at half past five when Mr. Cross went to the Bobbins store, in which the post office is located, he found on window smashed open with a railroad coupling pin, the sash and all being car ried awjy. Later Deputy Sheriff II. D. Camp traced this coupling pin and found it came from a freight car on tha nearby track. ' Inside the post office Mr. Qross found a disarranged state of affairs. The rob bers had used the coupling pin to break off the knob of the safe. Then they had drilled holes and inserted nitro-glycerine and cement. The floor and desk were covered with debris, and the contents of the safe wer removed largely. In the two small drawers which the robbers carried away was $45 belonging to the money order department. On the first of the month from $00 to $100 in stamps of smaller dimensions had been received and little had been sold , The stock was all taken A blue book containing stamps of larger dimensions was not taken by th roblers. Nor did they carry away six contra! Vermont mileage books and tickets, although they scattered them about the store. The postmaster also found on the floor a half-burned fuse. United Slates Inspector I. J. Rapp of Burlington has been notified and will take charge of the investigation. Thus far there are no clues to the perpetra tors of the act. f SURFEIT OF PROSPERITY. Novel Reason Given For Failure in Wall Street Today. Xew York, June 11. A surfeit of pros perity is the paradoxical reason advanced in VVall street for the bankruptcy of Milliken Brothers, structural steel manu facturers and constructors, for whom the judge to-dav named August HceksUer, William S. Ward ami J. Van Vechten 01 cott as receiveis, they to give bond in $T00. With a rush of orders the tight ness of the money market prevented the company from securing the necessary 'capital to complete the improvements at its mammoth plant st Marineies Har bor, Staten Island , REPASS RECOUNT BILL. . Acting Mayor McGowan'a Veto Cannot Stop The Assembly. Albany, X. Y., June 11. The house last night by a vote of 32 to 17 repassed over the veto of Acting Mayor M.;ow an of New York, Assemblyman Pren tice's bill providing for a judicial re count and reeanva.ss of the ballots east at the mayorality election of 1905 in Nrw York city. The bill was repassed practically without debate. Four re qublicans were among those who voted against the bill. . KIRRANE BOY FREED. Killing of Fellow-Caddy Shown to Be Entirely Accidental. Boston, June 11. James F. Kirrane, the 12-year-old Country club boy who, on Saturday dealt a death blow to Will iam R. Strain, another caddy, on the Clyde park golf course, was given a pri vate hearing before Judge Perkins in the Brookline municipal court yesterday and was discharged. Buxton Wright. Bellows, Falls, June 11. fieorge B. Buxton, purchasing agent of the Ver mont fiirm machine company, and Miss Nellie Wright were married yesterday noon at the home of the bride by Kev. (i. F. Chapin. After a short trip in an onto they will reside on Cherry street, this city. " . TALK OF JHE TOWN. Among the arrivals at the City Hotel to-day nre I'. II. Rupert- of Olovorsville, N. V., 11. J. Preston of, ISoston, F. (.'. Whitmmi of Boston, I". F. Forsell of Nor wood, "X, Y., C. J, Huff of Boston and Mr. and Airs, li, H. Sleeper of Burlington. C. A. Picrson of Warner, N. II., who was in the city on business to-d.iy, is one of the oldest tiaveling salesmen iu New England, having just passed his 7,1rd birthday and begun his llth year on the luad. ik, Pierson is a paper salesman, NORWICH CADETS REACHED BARRE Corps Puffed a Little Under, the Hottest Sun of the Season They Made , March from Montpelier in Two Hours, Blowing and puffing under the hottest sun of tlie summer, the Norwich uiver sity corps of cadets struck Barre this forenoon on their annual "hike" from their quarters in Northfield,' The tem perature made the boys perspire freely and some of them were n bit bedraggled looking when they, marched up through Main st reets under command of Cadet Major Harry Pratt "of Montpelicv. They camped at Slontpelier lat night and left that city early 'this forenoon. They made the six miles between the two cities in two hours. There were 140 men in linn, and a few had taken refuge on top of the five commissary carts which trailed along in the rear. . ' The cadets will camp to-night on the frosting park and then go along to Will iamwtown, thence to Brookfkdd, to Ran dolph and then back to Northfield, where ii he tents will be pitched for the closing drills of the college year. Tim boys are wearing drab uniforms and by the time they reached Barre they had their sleeves rolled up to their elbows. Nevertheless they made a good appearance. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS MEMORIAL, Service in Marshfield Sunday Was Very Impressive. Marshfield, June 11. The annual memorial service of the Knights of Py thias was observed iu Castle hall Sun day, June oth, at 3 o'clock p. m. The order entered the hall, followed by Pythian Sisters. The exercises were opened by an organ voluntary, followed by an anthem by tho choir; script ual reading by pastor; solo, 'Thine For ever" by Mrs. E. V., Spencer; prayer by Rev, Mr. Currier: duet by Mr. and Sirs. A. T. Davis. The annual address was delivered by Rev. Mrs. Mary Had ley, pastor of the Congregational church, from the text, Isiah 33-17, "Thine Eyes shall see the King in his beauty, they shall behold the land from very far off." The address was full of life furnish ing food and thought for every one present and waa pronounced by all to be one of tho most able productions pre sented in town for a long time. It re ceived the closest attention to the last by the large number present. The ex ercises closed with singing by the choir. The procession formed in front of the hall, headed by the uniform rank, followed by Pythian Sisters and citi rens and then marched to the village cunetery where the order' decorated the graves of their departed brothers. - The hall was rery prettily decorated, the singing of the highest order and the exercise throughout were very impres sive and will long be remembered' by the people of the (own. ; - I G0DDARD COMMENCEMENT. Programme Begins June 23 With Bac calaureate. The programme for the commence ment at (ioddard ' seminary, beginning June 23, is as follows: SCNDAY Sermon before graduation class by Rev. C. C. Conner, Band". MONI)AY-las day exercises at 2:00 p. m. Concert by mukical depart ment at 8; 00 p. m. TUESDAY Alumni day. Annual meet ing of the trustees at J0:00 a. m. Annual Alumni meeting at 10:00 a. m. Annual literary exercise at 11:00 a. m. Oration, Prof. David I Maulsbv, Tufts college, Mass. Annual Alumni dinner at 12:30. Prize speaking iu opera house at 8:00 p. m. WEWNESDAY Exercises of graduat ing class at 10: a, m. Reception by teachers and calss at 8:00 p. in. NO PROPOSITION MADE To Transfer Manchester ,Team to Rut land, Me Said. Manchester, June It. 'Manager James E. McDonald and his West Manchester players will leave here Tuesday evening at nine o'clock for a series of six games in Vermont. Wednesday and Thursday they will play at Burlington and on Fri day nhd Saturday at Burre-Montpelier. Vhen asked yesterday afternoon rela tive to the transfer of' the West Man shester nine to Rutland, Vt., Manager McDonald said that no such proposi tion had been made to him. LEAGUE MEETING TONIGHT. Which May Make or Break The New Hampshire League. The fust Lnconia team plays Barre Montpelier at Intercity park this af ternoon and then the twp team go to Plattsburg, where the New Yorkers will be given a chsvnce to see if they want the IAconia franchise. A league meet ing will be held in Burlington this evening to size up the situation and see if Rutland, Malone and Plattsburg want to come in. Burlington has re leased Manager John Leighton and for the present T. K, - Milne will act as manager. SHERIFF SHOWED 'EM. Alcohol Band Put to Work Digging ' Ditches in Montpelier. Montpelier, June 11, Nine of the al cohol band were taken from jail yester day and with pick ami shovel were put at work digging on Main street for the new water mains. Sheriff Tracy took a hand with a shovel to set the men a good example. Most of them took kind ly to the work, although "Jim" Burke, nil old offender, declared it was "white shivery." HORSES ON THE TRACK. State Fair Grounds Are Being Fixed Up for Racing. White River Junction, .Time ll.Con Kroctor P. E. Adam with a force of woikmen has commenced work on the new grandstand at the state fair grounds. The old buildings 'have been put iu first class condition and the truck is nearly completed. There an a number of line hoiwcij already on the grounds. FILE PETITION AGAINST HIM Some Creditors of Thomas Brady Try Bankruptcy CLAIAUNG OVERT ACTS Alleged That He Gave preference to E. Spear of Burlington His Store on South Main Street Has Been . Closed Over a Week. "5 An involuntary bankruptcy petition was filed In the district clerk's office in Burlington yesterday against -Thomas Brady, a merchant of this city who has been doing a clothing and men's furnish ing business in the Bolster building on North Main street, Mr. Brady is charged with having committed acts of bank ruptcy by concealing $1,000 worth of assets while insolvent and furthermore by preferring One creditor over the others. Elias Spear of Burlington is the creditor referred to, and it is alleged that Brady executed a chattel mortgage, con veying to Spear nearly all of his stock of merchandise and store furnishings, the mortgage being conditional for the pavrocnt of debts amounting to $2,. 190.40. Brady's store has been closed since tne first of the month and it was generally known that he was being pressed by creditors for payment of bills for goods. The amounts of the debts are not knowrn but the firms petitioning Jiim into bank ruptcy and the amounts said to be due them are as follows: Bedford-Willis company of Boston, $135; Endicott, Johnson company of Endicott, Mass., $108.10; L. Douglas, New York, $135; Atlas Shoe company of Boston, $140.20. Hearing on the petition has not yet been set. Prior to doing business in the Bolster block Mr. Brady was in partnership with Harry A. Segel. A short time ago the firm of Segel & Brady Went through bankruptcy, and the members of the firm again started business," but separate ly. Mr. Segel is now engaged in busi ness with S. J. Segel & Co. on Depot square. E. Spear was the creditor who dosed np Brady's store on May 31, at which time the shefiff took charge of affairs. The stock and furnishings were inven toried at the time, and the total figured up to $7,300. Jt was stated today . that Mr. Brady's obligations would aniount to $5,300, with a mortgage of $2,000 besides. When E. Spear caused the closing of the store the creditors named in the petition filed yesterday took their action in self-defense. t- ' ' POLICE BUTTED IN ON PRIVATE FIGHT Said Italian Railroad Workers While Attempting to Defend One of Their Number in Mont pelier Court Montpelier, June 11. Cozino Selletti who was arrested Saturday night for creating a disturbance at the Italian camp near the electric car barn was up in court this forenoon. lie pleaded guilty to a charge of breach of the peace and was fined $20, with costs of $u.40. Quite a number of Italian rail road workers were in court as witness jrs and protested that it was just a lit tle private fight that they were having and with no one. else licensed to butt in. They were playing a game of "boss and under bo.-s."' The boss was the man who won the game, of cards and was therefore entitled to drink all tha beer of the other fellows except one who was the "under boss." The "under boss" had a right to dring his own beer They said that the altercation arose as to whether Seletti was to be allowed to drink all the. beer, overriding the "under boss' " right in the game., They said they knew nothing of a. revolver. Fact is, the officers found a revolver on one of the men. POOL BALL DRINK. Man Tried to Swap and Got Arrested Today in Barre. A man giving his name ns John Tprrin was arrested this morning by Constable M. B. Nichols on a warrant issued by Grand Juror Davis charged with the lar ceny of some pool balls from S. If. Maxwell's pool room. Perrin is said to have gone into the pool room and slip ped the balls into his pocket. It was not known where tho missing spheres had gone until a bartender In one of the nearby saloons came in and told Maxwell of a man who tried to put one up for a drink and then the conclu sion was arrived at that Perrin was the guilty man, and his arrest followed. lie was taken, before Judge Scott in city court today and pleaded guilty and was fined $5 and costs which ho thought he could raise. ALEX, WAS SATISFIED. That It Was Only Thirty Days For Tramping, Not Thirty Years. Alex. Hanson, tlie tramp who applied for lodging at the police station Sunday night, was examined yesterday after noon by Dr. Duffy in regard to his sanity. The doctor thought his condi tion' was not serious rnough to warrant his bein sent to the insane asylum, and Chief Faulkner then took him" into city court on the charge of being n tiamp. Hanson pleaded guilty to the charge, and was sentenced to tlie count v jail for .'10 days. "U'tii is thnt nil, i uppoied it would be i!0 years" Hanson grunted out when the judge imposed the sen