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j )) A 1F TT 7" jj- Ll .111 k3 VOL. XI NO. -.75. XSABKE, VT., WEDN13SDAY, JUNE 12, 1907. PRICE, ONE CENT THE MYSTERY NOT CLEARED Surrounding Loss of Midship men and Sailors FROM U.S.SHIP MINNESOTA It la Believed That Their launch While Returning From Jamestown Waa , Run Down By a Steamer and Suck. 1 1 ' Washington, D. C, Juno 12. The mystery surrounding ; the loss - of the launch of the Minnesota with 6 midship men and 5 sailors in Hampton Roads yes terday hag not yet been solved. There is strong belief, however, that the boat was run down by a steamer. The navy de partment has sent instruction to Ad miral Evans to make a thorough inves tigation and rejtort frequently by wire. Evans bag already convened a board of inquiry. Because of Hbelr youth and very re cent entrance- into the naval service, the young officers wbo were lost were not widely known outside of the natfnl acad emy. Midshipman Henry O. Murfin, Jr., was a native of Ohio, and a member of the second class at the naval academy. Phil lip II. Field was a midshipman from Col orado, who belonged to the firs class of the academy. Midshipman Walter C. UI rich, of the second clas, and was from Wisconsin. W. H. Stevenson of North Carolina was a member of the second elans. Henrv L. Holden of Wisconsin and F. H. Holcomb of Delaware were members of the same class. Midship man E. P. Holcomb was assisted to the Connecticut and is supposed to have taken passage on the Minnesota's .miss ing launch. He was appointed to the naval academy from Newcastle, Del. The five enlisted men were E. H. Dot son, seaman; H. L. Van Dorn and F. II. Plumber, ordinary Beamen; O. W. West phal, fireman, first class; Jesse Conn, coxswain. ' The general opinion is that with care ful management the launches could weather almost any kind of ft storm. PRESIDENT SHOCKED. Otde.a Evans to Notify Him of Any Developments. v I" alii more, Md., .Tune 12. Presideent l:oo-.-velt this morning dictated the fol- )(ivi'- message to Admiral Evan, after his t ain left Washington: We are m expr, sibly shocked and grieved by the new of the disaster to the officers and ' men of the Minnesota." (Signed) v, Theodore and Edith Roosevelt. STATE CONVENTION OPENS. Congregationalists Gathered at Fair Haven Yesterday. Fair Haven, June. 12. The 112th an nual meeting of the Congregational con vention of Vermont .opened here yester day afternoon with a,, large number of delegates in attendance. This is the first time in the history of the Fair Haven church, upwards of one hundred years old, that the convention has ever been received in Fair Haven. The dele gates were most cordially welcomer, coming as they did from every quarter of Vermont. The convention opened with a devotional service led by Presi dent Clifford H. Smith. Some time was given up to the elec tion of committees and the report of Corresponding Secretary John M. Com fitoek. The report of the latter states that the number of ministers to pa to the other bourne ha not beeen equaled in 15 years. The number of churches in the state now numtiers 213, one more than last year, the new church being at Burke, organized October 15, with ID members. To the federated churches at Wiliiston and Castlcton is now to be added Randolph Center, where the Cun , gregational and Methodist churches have ynrlertaken a year's trial of federation. HUSSARS CHARGE ' FRENCH CROWDS Disorders in Montpelier Follow Arrest of Youth With Banner. Montpelier, France, June 12. After the announcement of the resignation of the Municipal Council here Monday evening, in accordance with the wine growers' programme, the arrest of a youth for carrying a banner, bearing the, inscription "March on Paris Long Live the Revolution," led to serious dis order. Hussars were called out and charged the people repeatedly, (Several persona were injured and calm was only restored by the reelase of the prisoner. Marcclin Albert, the leader of the movement, has issued a circular to all the committees inviting them to take united action, in obedience, to the recom mendations of the Argelliers committee end to empoly only peaceful, lawful nieans, adding: ' "No disorders or violence. The hour has not yet corne. We still hope that it will never come." FIRE BUGS AT WORK. Caused Loss of 5200,000 at Girard, Ohio, Today. Girard, Ohio, June 12,-Fire bug's work early today resulted iu the de struction of half of the business section of tho town, and the loss of nearly $200,000. Eight business blocks, the Methodist hcureh and two residence, were burned. The town was saved from ttul destruction by Youngutown fire department. MAY REORGANIZE. Thirty-Nine Men Pledge to Join Co. B of St. Albans. St. Albans, June 12. At ft meeting last evening 39 men pledged themselves to join a reorganized Company ft. The proi-peets are blight for a reorganization. SENATOR MORGAN DIED LAST NIGHT Was for 30 Years a Member of Senate, Being One of the Leading Democrats, Coming from Alabama. Washington, D, C, June 12. United States (Senator John Tyler Morgan of Alabama, for 30 years a member of the upper House of Congress, chairman of the Senate committee on inter-oceanio canals and prominent as a brigadier-general in the Confederate army, died aH his home here last night Senator Morgan had been in bad health for a number of years but had more or less regularly attended the sessions of Congress. He suffered from angina pectoris, wldcli was the cause of his death, lie passed away at 11:45 o'clock. Mr. Morgan attended Ito his congres sional duties at his home here until about a week ago. Since that time he has been confined to hia house and to his bed. He was able, however, to sit up for a while yesterday and talk over some official matters with his secretary. He began failing during the evening, how ever, and tho physicians were hurriedly summoned. Mr. Morgan was a Democrat and 'was born in Athens, Tenn., June 20, 1824. His home in Alabama was at Selmo, where the funeral will take place, the body probably being taken from here Thursday. ' COMPANY MAY LOSE A LARGE SURETY American Fidelity Company Went" Good for $151,560 for George B. Spearin of New York, a Dry Dock Con . structor. Washington, D. C, June 12. Vermont bonding company, the American Fidelity company of Montpelier, is surety in the amount of $151,560 for George B. Spear in of New York, whose contract of dry dock No. 4 at the Brooklyn navy yard the government will in all probability be obliged to cancel. The work on the dock has been practically at a standstill for several months owing to the fact that during last summer a sewer con structed by the contractor for the dry dock undor specifications furnished bv the government failed in its functions. thereby adding materially tq the diffi culty of constructing the dry dock. The original contract for the dry dock was authorized bv an act approved June 7, 1900, which appropriated the sum of 51,000,000 tor its construction of granite and concrete. The contract with Mr, Spearin is dated February 7, 1!05. and involves work amounting to $157,300. The contractor has now been called on to eon'iinne the work under the contract and the matter will probably be settled by the courts. The contract called fur tlie completion of the clock in forty-five months or August 7, 1908. In case of default the government looks ft'st to tie contractor for the recovery of the loss or damage, and failing to secure it from him, proceeds against the bonding company. TAKES UP DUTIES JULY 15. New Vermont Y. M. C. A. Secretary Has Had, Success in Maine. ' Burlington, June 12. William S. Cole man of Dover, Me., who has been called by the Vermont Younjf Men's Christian associations to become state county work secretary, will take up his duties July 15 The work has Already been effectively organized in Franklin and Windor counties and it will now be extended to Lamoille and Addison counties. W. (!. Mason has charge of the wo-rk in Frank lin and A. C. Hurd in Windsor county. Mr. Coleman his bceii engaged in pas toral woik with marked success, partic ularly with young men, and the execu tive "committee of the state association feel gratified that they have secuud his services. ' AMERICAN CARDINAL , TWO BE APPOINTED And Perhaps Two Says Bishop Stariba of South Dakota After Visit ing The Pope Today. Rome, June 12. One, and perhaps two, American cardinals will be appoint ed by the pope at the September con sistory. This was announced to the Publishers Press today on the authority of Bishop John It. C. Stariba of South Dakota after an interview with the pontitr. Speaking of the offer of wealthy Americans to give the Vatican a strip of land leading down to the 'sea so that the pope might visit the shore without violating traditions the pontiff said "It was a generous offer bue use less, for I think I will die before I re cover my liberty." FATHER REGAINS CHILD. Arthur Locke Lost His Wife But Is a Happy Man. Burlington, June 12. Arthur Locke of Gardner, Mass., was probably the mosth pleased man that Btepped off the boat from Piatt sburg yesterday af ternoon, for with bis seven weeks' old baby clasped tight in his arms, he wore a genial smile, the kind of a smile that won't wear off. Arthur's wife left, home two weeks ago, taking her small child with her. Three days ago Mr. Locke re ceived a letter saying that his child was in Plattsburg ami that the wayward wife had disappeared. Mr. lxicke immediately left for Platts burg and found his child safe and sound there in the cure of a respectable family The family did not know the where abouts of his wife but stated she left suddenly one evciieing About a weeek ago, when she said she was going out for a walk. Mr, Locke and bis child -stayed yes terday at the borne of Mr. and Mrs. Pashhy of South Chnmplnin street and left last evening on the 11:20 train for home. Mr. Lock's mother was expected to be fit White River Junction to take I care of the child. LUMBER KING ARRESTED George Van Dyke Charged With Breach of the Peace AND IMPEDING OFFICER Is Said to Have Presented Interference of Officers With His Operations and Was Called Into Court . For it. , St. Johnsbury, June 12. Before Justice Kyle T. Blown at Lunenburg yesterday, Lumbek King George Van Dyke of tan caster, N. II., president of the Connecti cut River Lumber company, was bound over m $2,300 bail to answer charges of breach of the peace and impeding an offi cer. The trouble grew out of alleged dam ages done by logs of the lumber com pany's drive to meadow land in Lun enburg, owned by ; Frank T Harris. Suit wrs brought and the logs attached to protect the suit. Notwithstanding the attachment. Van Dyke with a big gang of river drivers proceeded to take away the lumber. . Deputy Sheriff J. N. Dodge- of Lun enburg a'i tempted to serve papers on Van Dyke, when he proceeded to call down all sorts of dire threats upon the authorities, with, results as above stated. IDE DIDN'T PROMISE TO "DELIVER" STATE Denies That He Says He Has Commis sion Thereto in The Interests of Taft For President St. Jolinsbury, June 12. Hon. Henry C. Ide, the former governor general of the Philippines and still a resident of this place, was called home from New York, where he was spending the sum mer at the summer home of his son-in-law, Congressman W. Bourke Cock ran, to attend the funeral of his neph ew, Dr. Henry C. Ide of Mclndoes. While here his attention was called to a recent Washington dispatch in a Boston paper to the effect that he was called upon "to deliver" the Vermont delegates to the next Republican na tional convention in the interests of the nomination of Secretary Taft. The governor emphatically denied having in any way, directly or indirect' ly, authorised this publication, or given any occasion for it. He said he lir-t knew of it by a clipping sent him. by some clipping bureau. He said he had never talked with See. Taft about his candidacy, although he bad undoubted ly said to friends in private conversa tion that his relations with See, Taft as a member of the Philippine commU sien had been a ' intimate, his opin ion as to the great ability, high charac ter, remarkable executive force and magnetic and charming personality was so decided, that Mr, Taft would natural ly be his first choice for the presidency if Itesident Roosevelt should not be a candidate. Gov. Ide .-aid that he knew of no one authorized "to deliver," or promise "to deliver," Vermont delegates except the delegates themselves. PHYSICIAN ARRESTED. Certified Execution Lodged Against Dr. W. G. E. Flanders of Burlington. Burlington, June 12. Dr. W. O. E. Flanders was arrested last evening on a certified execution for $7,000 and in terest, the amount of a judgment against him awarded to Bridget Mullin of Rutland in Rutalnd county court in 1002. This action is the latest step in a long and bard fought malpractice suit. The first suit was brought in 1900 in Rutland county court to recover dam ages of $7,000. A verdict was given for the plaintiff. Miss Mullin, to recover $C Ofifl. Dr. Flanders . appealed the rase and then brought a petition for a new trial on the ground of irregularity on the part of one of the jurors. The su preme court grunted a new trial. In 1902 a new trial was had and the case went by default. $7,000 the full amount of damages, being allowed the plaintiff. Application wan.. made to the United States court of insolvency and the $7. 000 judgment was entered as a debt and an application wn.s also made for an injunction staying further proceed ings until the decision of the court of in solvency was given. A' discharge from county court judgment ' was obtained. Application was made' to the supreme court of Vermont for a writ of prohi bition to prevent the issuance of the execution on the county court judgment. The writ of prohibition was denied at the last term of supreme court. An ap plication for a writ' of error from the supreme court of Vermont to the Unite,! States supreme court is now in the hands of Dr. Flanders' attorney. OLDEST MAN IN TOWN. Samuel A. Wright Died at St. Johnsbury, Aged 03 Years. St. Jolinsbury, June 12.-Samuel A. Wright, aged 93 years and 3 mouths, tho oldest man in St. Johnsbury, died Mon day evening at the borne of his dauzh ter, Mrs. Mary J. Belknap. Mrs. Wright died in October, 1003 at the age of 00 vears. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. ilebeecn. Davison, of Lower Waterford, who is 85 years of age. Moy D. Kwai Succeeds Chiu Willie. Rich ford, June VI. Moy D. Kwai of Salt. Lake City, Utah, Jias been appoint ed Chinese interpreter nt the retention shed here, to swvecd Chin Willie who was recently transferred to Salt Lake City. GRAND LODGE MET IN BURLING10N TO-DAY Membership of 13,078 Reported, a Net Gain of 279 During The Year Officers of Grand Commandcry. Burlington, . June 12. The grand lodge occupied the third day of Masonic week, Grand Master C. A. Calderwood of St. Jolinsbury presiding. The report showed 123 lodges with ft total member ship of 12,078 a net gain for the year of 276. The deaths were 2-11 which were heavier than last year. Proctor applied for a lodge. Past Grands Charles It, Montague of Woodstock and N. P. Bow man wero among those who died. Two hundred and fifty were present today. The session closes tomorrow. Grand Commandery Meeting. At the closing session of the grand commandery Knights Templar yesterday afternoon officers were elected a fol lows: R. E. grand commander Sir J. Henry Jackson of Ban. . V. E. deputy grand .commander Sir George II. Gorh am of Bellows Falls. E. grand generalissimo Sir Frank D. Dewey of Montpelier. . .. E. grand captain general Sir Daniel S. Danforth of St. Albans. E. grand prelate Rev, .Sir A.' J. Hough of Montpelier, E. grand senior warden Sir George Root of Newport, E. grand treasurer Kir Charles W. Whitcomb of Proctorsvilic. E. Grand recorder Sir Henry II. Ross of Burlington. ' E. grand standard' lienrer -Sir Wil liam II. Brewster of Middlclmry. . E. grand sword bearer Sir Harry A. Bartlctt of St. Johnsbury.' E. grand warder Sir "Olin W. Daley cf White River Junction. E. grand captain of the guard Sir E. L. Bates of Bennington. , The 54th annual assembly of tho grand council Royal and Select Master of the state of Vermont was held in Masonic temple last night. Most Illus trious grand Master George F. Root of Newport delivered an address, and the following officer were elected:- .David A. Elliott of White River Junction, grand master; Barrett H. Stanford of St. Albans, deputy grand master; Isaac 1). Bailey of Brattleboro, principal conductor; Charles H. Eaton of Montpelier, grand treasurer; Henry II. Ross of Burlington, grand recorder; Daniel C. Noble of Middlebury, grand captain of the guard; George I. Whit ney of Bellows Falls, grand conductor; Alonzo T. Claxk of Barre, grand chap lain; Olin W. Bailey of White River Junction, grand lecturer; C. T. F. Pierce of Vergcnnes, grand marshal; Dana F. Brownell of Springfield, grand steward; George F. Morse of Burling ton, grand sentineL R. G. SEVERSON DEAD. Respected Resident of Burlington Died Early This Morning. Burlington, June 12. R. G. Severson, a long time resident and business man of this city, 4io4 this morning at 12:40 o'clock of heart dica.-e after being ill only ten days. He was 72 year of age. Mr. Severson was born in Philadelphia and first came to this city in lfttU, when he was interested in the furniture bus iness of Killxnirn &, Gates, who had a manufacturing plant, in this city with stores in Philadelphia. Later the factory here was purchased by the Burlington Cotton Mill Co., of which Mr. Severson was treasurer until the business was fcoM to the Cliace Mills company last year. Mr. Severson is survived by a wife and one son, Robert, who resides in Philadelphia. A daughter, Mrs. R. U Hayes, died three years ago, leaving one son. He alo leave several brother and sisters, who reside in Delaware. FORESTERS AT BENNINGTON. Delegates Present From Each of The 43 Courts in Vermont. Bennington, June 12. Delegates from each of the 43 courts in Vermont and eight of the ten grand officers are hero to attend the annual state convention of the Catholic Order of Foresters. , large percentage of the delegates ar rived Moiidny nilit in order to attend the meeting for the purpose of closing the affairs of the present administra tion. The convention opened yesterday with a high pontificial mass at St. Frances Dn Sales church followed by a sermon by the Rev. Father Coffey of Bristol. In the afternoon the committees were announced.. The closing feature will be a banquet at tho Putnam house and ball in Academy ball this evening. GAVE LIQUOR TO GIRL. Young Man Charged With It in Addi son County. Middlebury, June 13. Paul Tat rn. 21 years old, was arrested in Vergcnnes on Monday by Deputy Sheriff G. S. Farr and brought here and locked up. He was brought before Justice Colby on com plaint of Grand Juror C. W. Norton and was charged with furnishing lipuor to Ella Peeor, a girl alout 14 year told, a week ago. lie pleaded guilty and Mas held for county court, and taken to Middlebury by Deputy Sheriff Farr. f PAINTERS ON A STPIKE. St. Johnsbury Wielders of The Brush Want Raise of 85 Per Cent. St. Johnsbury, June 12. The local painters formed a union last week and notified the master painters that they must have nn increase of 25 per cent, in their wages. The employers decided they couldn't grant the request and the union painters are all out on a strike. It is understood that one firm has acceded to their request and the others are working with a crippleJ force. Bertolt Gets His Siding. ' The contract between II. J. Bertoli and the Central Vermont Railway com pany to build n Hide track to Rcrtoli's lot nt the pioneer was signed yesterday and Mr. Bertoli will now proceed with the erection of his proposed granite sheds in that locality. The railroad commissioners refused to sanction such a side track because it will cross at grade the electric car line, but Mr. Ber toli and the railroad company have reached a mutually auliafaclury- arrangement. GRAND LIST JUMPS UP Also the Total Number of Taxable Polls in Barre 168 INCREASE IN LATTER Both the Personal Property and Real Estate Appraisals Are Considerably ; Larger Than Last Year, Mak ing Substantial Increase. The grand list of Barre for 1007 in property and polls shows a healthy growth, the grand list increasing for the year J3,5'.).33 ana the polls 16S ltie assessors have completed their work for the year and the totals are as follows: Number of polls."...... .3272 . Polls doubled for. not filling out an inventory 112 Total real estate ........ $37,878.35 Total-personal estate .... 5,282.91 Total grand list $40,029.20 The figures for 1006 were: Polls 3104 Real estate '.$30.205. 14 Personal estate ......... 3,820.49 Total grand list for 1906. .$46,329.93 These figures show an increase in polls, real estate and personal property, which is good evidence of the city's continued healthy growth in all directions. , RUTLAND MAKES GAIN. In Polls, Real Estate and Personal Prop erty This Year. Rutland, June 12. AccoWing to the figures given out bv the assessors of this city, the population, real estate and per sonal property 'have all materially in creased during the last Tear. The num ber of poll is increased S5. The total valuation of real estate has gained over $200,000 and the personal property ap proximately the same. The total num ber of polls in 1007 is 3,143. The real estate valuation is $0.0(13.003 and the personal property is $2,056,054. This gives the city a grand list of $87,497.50, an increase of $4,387.58 during the year. JIM BURKE "CANNED" FROM TRACY'S NINE Protested That Hi Ought Not to Be Made to Work and Advised Barre Police to Clean Their JaiL : Montpelier, June 12. Jim Burke, the member of Sheriff Tracy's nine who have been employed on dig'-Hng a ditch for the city of Montpelier, and the sama prisoner who advised the Barre police to clean the liee out of their jail, made a foul hit with the sheriff last night, and today was removed from the nine for insubordination. Jim protested against working on the ditch yesterday, complained that he couldn't work on a breakfast of two cups of coffee and a doughnut and accused Govern-- Proc tor for being responsible for his humil iating -situation. Sheriff Tracy refused to let Burke play on the nine until he got wore amiable and locked him up in jail today. This made Burke all., the modder. "B r-r-r, I'd like to get my hands on yer," he shouted through the bars. The sheriff kindly unlocked the door and said "Come on." But Jim had another tired feeling just then and thought better of it. Burke's protest to the Barre police wn that every prisoner they brought down was aniieted with lice and brought a family of the animals each, lie ssid that the prisoners in the county jail would soon have to move out to make room for the pests. All he wanted of the Barre police was to clean up. Burke sulked all day yesterday and the sheriff noticed it. He declared that he was not in Valparaiso or Care but right here in Montpelier and he being made to work was an insult. WEDDED AT FERSISBURGH. Eliiabeth N. Donaway to Rowland T. Robinson Last Night. Vergcnnes. June 12. A quiet wedding took place loet evening at the home ot Mr. and Mrs. James lhinaway of Ferris burgh, when their daughter, Elizabeth Nnughton, was married to Rowland Thorns Robinson, son of the. late Row land E. Robinson of Ferrisburgh, the noted Vermont author. The best man was Edward W. Donaway, brother of tho bride, and the bridesmaid was Miss Mary E. Robinson, sister of 'the groom. At seven o'clock the ceremony was per formed by the, Rev. Joseph Lavigne in the presence, of the immediate relatives and a few iutimnte friends. Between eight and tin o'clock a reception was given to the newly rqnrriod couple nt which over 100 were present, and dainty refreshments were served by members of the clnss of 1000, Y. If. S Among those present from out. of town were James P. Donaway, a brother of the bride, and family of Middlclmry, Miss Katheriue Donaway of Little Falls, New Y Miss Rose Donaway of Richmond, sister of the bride, and Miss Raeliael Robinson of New York, a sister of the groom. Mr. and Mrs, Robinson were the recipients of a large number of presents fwnong them, cut glass, silverware and a beautiful punch bowl, table linen and an elegant rocking clinic. Mr. and Mrs, Robinson left In- (nett ing on a bridal tour of two weeks after which thew w ill return to Ferrisburg and reside, at. llokeby, the Robinson home stead, with the mother, Mis. Anile Robin son, where he will continue his occupa tion as a fanner. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Adams leave to morrow for Loudon, Ontario for a visit at their former huiua. HOLDING CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY TO-DAY Vermont Baptist Central Association Meet at the Local Baptist Church This Forenoon. The centennial anniversary of the Ver mont Central Buptist association is be ing held in the Baptist church in this city to-day and to-morrow. "The opening exercises were held at 10 o'clock this morning. The meeting organized by electing tho Rev. A. N.. Woodruff of East Barre moderator and Mrs. Frank Rogers of Bane clerk. Greetings from the Barre church were extended to the delegates and visitors by ftho Rev. Henry Crocker of Chester, who i,s supply iug the pulpit here in the absence of the 'Rev. W. A. Kinzie, the pastor. The response was given by the Rev. A. N. Woodruff. The appointment of committees was then made and a letter from the Barre church was read by the clerk, Mrs. Rogers. The annual sermon was delivered liy the Rev. H. A. Buzzell of Montpelier, after which the meeting adjourned for dinner, which was served to the visitors by the ladies of the church. This morn ing there were about fifty delegates and visitors present and more will arrive this evening. This association was first organized in Barre in 1807 and was .called then the Barre Baptist association. The associa tion includes the churches in East Barre, Websterrille, Braintree, East Bethel, Groton, Montpelier, Randolph, Sharon and t his city. This afternoon's session opened includ ing devotional services led by the Rev. H. A. Calhoun. At 1:43 o'clock, the work at Vemonfc academy was fold by Misa True, a teacher in the school. The Rev. R. W. Bennett of South Strafford gave an address on the "Relation of Bap tists and Free Baptists," and the Rev. F. D. Penney of Burlington spoke on the subject, "Principles That Baptists StanJ for, and Why They Should Be, Taught to Our Young People." At 3:15 o'clock the woman's hour session was held, con cluding theafternoon session. This evening at 7:30 o'clock the cen tennial session will be held, the program for which will be as follows: Seeiiil music by the choir, introductory words and reminiscences by the Rev. A. N. Woodruff, historical' sketch of Vermont Central association, prepared by the Rev. W. A. Kinzie, will be read at eight o'clock by the Rev. Henry Crocker. Col lection for association expenses, address, "Our Obligation to the Men of To-morrow," by the Rev, W. A. Davisou of Bur lington. CHASED BY HARD LUCK. Colburn Family Burned Out at Brattle boro. Brattleboro, June 12. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Colburu have met with a series of misfortunes beginning with the Califor nia earthquake. They lived in Snn Fran cisco at the time and Jost practically jt their household effects. They moved out of the city about 50 miles' and within a few? weeks afterwards their goods were burned. .They moved to liraf tleboro two weeks ago and I'gan housekeeping t the corner of Maple and Locust streets, and between 11 and 12 o'clock last night they were burned out again. The bouse which they occupied was known us the N. A. Cheney house and was recently bought by Mrs. Nettie C. Weeks of Paris, Me. Mr. Colburn had made arrangements to buy the house next week. As Mr. Colburn was return ing home from this village he paw smoke pouring out of ft bedroom win dow. Hi wiie and year-old baby were sleeping in that room and when he reached them through the dense smoke he found them in a stupor and it was with some difficulty that he rescued thessi. A lamp which Mr. Colburn left burn ing on a stand when she went to bed had exploded and set the house afire. Mr. Colburn said he would have thought it impossible to have entered the room had be not known that his wife and child were there. Mrs. Colburn lost all her clothing. Some of tho furniture wa carried out, but a drenching rain damaged much of it. The house and contents were but partially insured. The house was situ ated in a remote part of the villnse and it whs with some difficulty that the fire department got water ou the flames. MUSIC RECITAL GIVEN. By Students of Montpelier Seminary Last Evening to Large Audience. Montpelier, June 12. The annual re cital by the graduate in the musk' de partment at .Montpelier seminary was given last, evening in the vestry of" Trin ity .Methodist church before a large audi ence. Misses Lrma (I. Brown, Amy O. Goodspt-ad and Dorothy K. Parker," the graduates, were assisted by a quartette choir from the city composed of Mrs. A. II. Temple, Mis Minnie Barbour, W. fs. Smith nod W. J. l lsher. The next event in the commencement programme at the seminary will, he the reception to be given Friday evening by the faculty to the graduating class. NON-UNION KEN AT WORK. Employed in Place of Strikers in Hyde ville Slate Quarry., Rutland, June 12. The Lske Bomo seen Slate Co., one of the concerns iu the I-'air Haven slate belt where five hundred men quit work six week ngo, has not given in a single particle to the strikers, ami novr Has fifteen non union men at work in tho quarries at Hydeville under guard by Deputy Sheriff J. If. Policy. Many of the strikers have obtained work iu other parts of tho state. No trouble was made for the nonunion ists. DELEGATES FROM VERMONT. To the National Conference on Charities and Corrections. Rut hind, June 12. Governor Proctor has designated (he following persons to go to the national conference on Chari ties mid (Vin-ect ions to be held iu Min neapolis. Minn,, Jnlv 12 to 10: F. If. Trei-y of Mniitpclior, Oil. A. Stafford of Morrisville. C. I'. Smith of Burling Imi, Newman K. thnfiVp and Mrs, Agues Kohctts of llutland. M:-s, 1). N. la.tncs of Clarendon, Mr. I. F. lliwn mid Mrs, Walter 1'. Smith of St. Johiisbniy, Mrs. John B. Chase of Lymlnvi!h and Miss Sarah J. Durkec t." Windsor. TEN SPOKE FOR PRIZES At Spaulding High Speaking Contest Last Night BEFORE LARGE AUDIENCE Eva Smith and Mary Kent Were Award ed Honors for Young Ladies and Dennis Wells and Francis Ahem for Young Men. ' '' The -winners in the Spanldlnj high school prize speaking contest at th opera house last evening were as foN lows: -Ladies. ..''-. First Eva Gertrude Smith. Seeond Mary Beatrice Kent. ' Gentlemen. ' ' ' First Dennis Vernon Wells. Second Fcalfcis James Ahern. The speaking was generally up to th usual order of excellence, and was thor oughly appreciated by a, large audience. During the programme Lylo Perry, the accomplished cello player, tendered three selections in & finished manner, being accompanied on the piano by Miss An nie Inglis. ,. ; The young ladies who Rpoke for ft prize were Velma Meleher, Marion Lucy Dickey, Bertha Roeine Nason, Eva Ger trude Smith and Mary Beatrice Kent, while Mabel Ruth Gladding, a- former prize winner, gave Andrews' "The Per fect Tribute," in a manner which elicited much favorable comment. As among the young ladies, the audi ence must have, as w-ell as the judges, found little difficulty in awarding tho first honor to Miss Smith -who, in addi tion to talent, seems to have profited by previous contests of this nature. She had as her selection the burning of tho village of Deerfield by Indians in the early history of the English settlement in the United States, the piece requiring a great change of voice. In each change she met the requirement quite accurately, and displayed, as well, a thorough com mand of herself. The other young ladies, Miss Meleher reciting Edwards' "Shadow"; Miss Dick ey the anonymous selection "How the Gospel Came to Jim Oakes"; Miss Nason Tennyson's "Revenge"; and Misa Kent Lessing's "The End of the Task," re fleeted much credit on themselves and received merited applause. One of the things which undoubtedly led to the selection of 'Miss Kent as the .winner of the second honor was her pleasing stage presence, easy and not self-conscious. Among the young, men there was . a decided advance over the efforts of re-( cent years. The fact that they chose addresses instead of attempting the de scriptive helped materially because they were more in their element, leaving the descriptive to the young ladies. There was little to choose among several of the orators. Dennis V. Wells reciting An drews "The True Grandeur of Nations," wlio was accorded the first honor, while not putting as much enejgy into his work as some of the others, scored on the clearness of his enunciation and the con trol of his voice. Morris Benjamin White was particularly fortunate in his voice in giving Roosevelt's "Patriotism, Tast and Present"; in fact, for clearness and carrying jtower his voice was the best. Arthur LinlyXAverill, giving O'Connell's "Charms of Kildare," had fine carriage on the platform and his gestures wcra well-timed and natural. . Francis James Ahern took second prize for. the young men, presenting Grattan's "Reply to Mr. Corry with much vigor' and evident comprehension of it interpretation. Por ter Wheaton Averill recited Hoar's "Im perialism" earnestly and carried convic tion with his words. Indeed, tlj young men were so nearly matched thp; the selection of the winners by the judges, W, N. Theriault and Burton E, Bailey of Montpelier and, James Francis Higgins of Barre. must hure been found a rather difficult task. NEXT SPAULDING EVENTS. ! Alumni Concert ai'd Ball Tonight- Class Day Tomorrow. The next event on tio Sp;ulding com mencement programme will be tho Alumni concert and ball this evening as Woodmen's ball, for which Whittier's orchestra will piny. Concert to begin at eight o'clock. Tomorrow afternoon the clas of 1907 will be supreme in its class day exercise in the opera house, exercises to begin at two o'elo'k. Thurs day , evening the alumni banquet will be held in the vestry of the Congregsj. Clonal church. James F. Higgins of tho class of '97 will be toastmastcr. DOCTORS MET IN BARRE. And Listened te a Paper By Dr. Shirres of Mont'al, The regular quarterly meeting of th Washington cuiinty Medical society was held yesterday afternoon at the city court room in this city. The meet ing was well attended, there being alwiut twenty-five physicians present. Upon nrrival of the 1:0S train the party went to dinner at the Hawes restaurant, where they were the guests of the Barre physicians. , After tho meal they adjourned to the court room, where they were ad dressed by Prof. D. A. Shirres, M. D., of Montreal, Que., who gave n pnper on "Surgical relief in cases of increased in tercrannl pressure from whatever cause," At the conclusion of the professor's ad dress a genera! dweunsimt followed in which all took part. , Miss Eraser, the nurse has returned from a, two mouths' viait in Charles town, S. ('. Among the arrivals at the City Hotel to-day nre H. 1. Raldwin of Wells River, II. II. l.isk of Boston, If, D, Staph-, of Boston, A. W. Cole of Boston. J. R, llond ley of Rutland, G. J. Long of Burling, ton. F. W. Steven of Rutland ausi O. J. Smith of Iiajdwiuk.