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ARRE EMILY MES VOL. XVI--NO. 51. I3AURE. VERMONT, TUESDAY, MAY 14. 1912. PRICE, ONE CENT. STEAMER WAS NOT TITANIC Which Was Seen by the Caii fornian on Night of Disaster TESTIFIED BY CAPT. LORD iMaster of the Caiifornian Declared That the Vessel They Saw Was About the Same Size as the Caiifornian Dis crepancies of Testimony Expected. London, May 14. Officers of the liner (Caiifornian, which was in the vicinity of the steamship Titanic on the night when she sank, were examined by the British court of inquiry into the disaster to-day. The belief that J. Bruce Ismay, general manager of the White Star line, would be present, attracted more spectators than usual. , Sir Rufus Isaacs indicated that there would be material difference between the .captain and the officers in regard to the .steamer seen from the deck of the Caii fornian during the night of the catastro phe. Lord Mersey, who was present dur ing the examination, remarked on the iimpression on his mind as to the steam ier Titanic. Captain Stanley Lord of the Caiifornian, however, said he was sure :that the steamer was not the Titanic, but was a vessel about the size of the Caiifornian. CYCLONE KILLS MANY WHOLE VILLAGES RAZED Three Hundred and Thirty Houses De " molished Number of Dead Not " Known, Only Four Bodies Found. Budapest, Hungary, May 14. A num ber of villages, including Balvanijog and Yarielja, were practically razed to the ground and many inhabitants were killed Hnd injured by a cyclone, which swept the district to-day. Three hundred and thirty houses were reduced to ruins and four bodies have thus far been recovered. Other villages were also greatly danr ged. EXPECT BATTLE TO-MORROW. GETS CHANCE FOR FREEDOM. August Langner, Life Prisoner, Will Get Chance Before Council. Boston. May 14. August Langner, who ha been a life prisoner at Charles- town since 181)2, is to have another chance to show that he was wrongfully convicted of the murder of MiRS Mary Emerson of West Dedham in 181)1. J lis application for a pardon will be referred to the council by Gov. Foss; probably at the meeting to-morrow. Repeated efforts have been made to get a pardon for Langner. Two years ago an application was referred to the council by Uov. Draper ana the par don committee refused to recommend a pardon. Previous to that an application was made in 1S07, when Gov. Wolcott refused to refer a petition. Another attempt was made in 1002. Last year Langner wrote a long letter to Gov, J'oss in which he declared that his convic tion was due to his inability to under stand what was said at the trial be cause of his unfamiliarity with the Eng lish language. Langner's application for a pardon is backed by a large number of German residents. For years Mrs. Angelica Post worked to secure his release. Efforts in Langner's behalf have been renewed this year. The various German societies have collected enough money to send him to the West or to Canada, so that he may get a fresh start, if he is pardoned. He savs that he shall certainly leave the state. The murder of Miss Mary i-merson, an elderly ' woman of some means, fur nished a mystery over which the ftatc was puzzled until the arrest of Lang ner in New York and his subsequent con viction after a delay of one year. Miss Emerson had as a boarder at her home in West Dedham, Philip Hoffman, who worked in a hospital in Boston. May 20, 1801, four davs before the murder, Hoffman secured Langner from a Ger man employment agency in Boston to work for Miss Emerson. Langner had been in the country but four weeks and knew nothing of the language. On the morning of June 2 when Hoffman went to Boston he left Langner at work digging postholes. When he returned at oclock that afternoon the workman was not to be found but he discovered the body of Miss Emerson in a closet. Hoffman was arrested but was releasul after two weeks in jail because there was no evidence against him. WOMEN VOTERS A BIG FACTOR In California Presidential Pri mary Being Held To-day AND VOTE IS VERY HEAVY Sen. La Fpllette Is One of Big Contend ers for Republican Preference and He Has Been Bitterly Assailing Colo nel Roosevelt, as Have Taft Men. San Francisco, Cal.. May 14. The women of California were given their first opportunity to-day to express their choice for the presidential nomination, and, as- a consequence, the political pri mary vote promised at the opening of the polls to be the heaviest the state has evef known. The campaign has been bitterlv con tested. Senator I.a Follette, aided by his wife and others, has toured the state, charging that Col. Roosevelt failed to give him a "square deal," while the Taft speakers have hurled the same charge against Roosevelt. Governor Johnson has exerted his influence in be half of Col. Roosevelt. publican convention favored Taft in structions. Six delegates to the national Rcpub iican convention were chosen and in structed for Taft. Wyoming stands six delegates to each national convention. ' CONTROLLED BY ROOSEVELT. Most of County Conventions Held Throughout Minnesota. St. Paul, Minn., May 14. County con ventions held throughout Minnesota yes terday to select delegates to the state Republican cmvention at Minneapolis next lhursday were in most cases con trolled by followers of Colonel Roose velt. Delegates at congressional conven tions to be held next Wednesday also were chosen and Colonel Roosevelt car ricd each district. SOME MILLS START WORK. COMPROMISE MADE IN MARYLAND FIGHT CHURCH DISCIPLINE STANDS. ; Following Order of Federal Commander to Advance. El Paso, Tex., May 14. General Huer- ita, the federal commander, with head Iquarters at Conejos, has ordered an ad Ivance on the main body of Orozco's army, (gathered at iscalon and Rcllano, and a ibattle may be expected early to-morrow, The slaughter of rebels at Custro Cien- iogas recently was the worst blow vet in flieted upon the insurreetos. Despatches received yesterday said the rebels un der General Salazar were caught in a canvon, and a force of 2.000 nearly an nihilated. Some escaped by climbing over rocks and others were shot dead from above. Salazar is believed to have rejoined Orozco at Conojos with only 500 survivors. Of the remaining 1,500 more than 800 are believed to have been killed. The rest fled to various parts of Mexico, Some of the retreating rebels were over taken in the desert1 and killed and oth ers died from hunger and thirst. NEWS STANDS ORDERED OUT. j Chicago City Council Instructed Police to Remove Them from Streets. i Chicago, May 14. The city council last night passed a resolution authoriz ing Mayor Harrison to instruct Chief of Police McWeeny to remove all news stands from street corners in Chicago. Since the newsboys struck in sympathy with the pressmen about two weeks ngo, the stands have been conducted by non-union employes under police guard. Alderman Ahern, who fathered the (resolution, pointed out that many po licemen naa Deen taken irom tneir neat in the outlying quarters to guard the news stands and he insisted that this was unfair. He also said the city might be liable for damage in case rioting should start at any of the police pro tected stands. 1 Newsboys would not be prohibited from selling papers in the streets bv jthe provision of the resolution but would jbe compelled to keep moving. I GOT FIFTEEN YEARS. (Cruelty to a Child Puts Salem, Mass., Woman in Prison. Salem. Mass., May 14. A verdict of guilty of manslaughter was returned by a jury in the Essex county superior ourt here yesterday against Mrs. Jennie jO. Wentzell of Lynn for causing the 'death of her ' four-year-old nephew, jt'harles J. Beau pre. The little boy was put in Mrs. Went 7eU's charge about a year ago. Iast February he was taken to a Lynn hos 'pital. where he died as the result of 'wounds which the police allege were in jflieted by Mrs. Wentzell. Neighbors had complained to the police of the cruel treatment administered to the boy by the woman. Fifteen years in the woman's prison at Sherbum wa the sentence imposed upon Mrs. Wentzell by Judge Brown. D. A. R. IN BOSTON. General Society Gathered To-day for the Regular Convention. Boston, May 13- The biennial election of officers is one of the most Important jerents scheduled for the convention of ithe General Society of Daughters of the Revolution, which convened here to-day with delegate prevent from various parts of the country. The opening ses sion provided for a reception by the Massachusetts society of the officers and fGsU, 1 ' " " " Methodist Committee Rejects Report Re garding Amusements. Minneapolis, Minn., May 14. Unless the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church overrules the action of the committee on state of the church, that part of the famous paragraph, 2ti0, of the church discipline, especially pro hibits dancing, card playing and kin dred amusements, will remain a law of the church. By a vote of 100 to 51, the entire committee late yesterday voted to re ject the report of the majority of th sub-committee which favored the elim ination of a portion of the paragraph and leaving the amusement question to the "conscience" of the individual mem ber. Dr. James R. Day, chancellor of Syracuse university, Syracuse, N. Y., chairman of the sub-committee which favored the striking out of that section of the paragraph, served notice on the committee that a minority report would be made to the conference. Debate in th6 committee on the ques tion was strenuous. Pleas were made by delegate from foreign lands to re tain the paragraph. A. J. Wallace, lieutenant-governor of California and chair man of the committee, also made an address in favor of striking out the "'cat alogue" of prohibitive amusements. , With a demonstration which surpassed any which previously has occurred on the floor of the present conference, the church yesterday endorsed the new re public of China and ordered that its flag be displayed by the side of that sf the United States over the speaker's rostrum. Taft and Roosevelt Leaders Agree to Split Delegation to Republican National Convention, After Conference To-day. Baltimore. Md., May 14.--An agree ment was reached early this morning at a conference between the leaders of, the Taft and Roosevelt forces to split even on Maryland's delegation to the Repub lican national convention. Each side will have two delegates-at-large aul eight district delegates, 16 in all. The delegation will be instructed to vote for Colonel Roosevelt for presi dent as long as he has any possible chance of receiving the nomination. ANOTHER COUNTY SPLITS. ALLEGED TO BE FORGER. Frank H. Carpenter, Arrested in Boston and Taken to Providence. Boston, May 111. Soon after he had stepped from a train at the south station yesterday afternoon, Prank H. Carpen ter, 48 years old, of 6 West Wier street, Taunton, was arrested on Lincoln street by Inspector Cronin of police headquar ters and Inspector OMallev of J'rovi- dr nee. He is wanted in Rhode Island for forging and uttering three checks that amounted to $000. He waived extradi tion proceedings and was taken back to Providence last inght. The police say Carpenter, who savs he is a civil engineer, has confessed. One of the counts charges him with forging the name of Etha Gardner of Providence to a check for $4."0 and littering it on the Rhode Island state hospital on May 1 1. At police headquarters Deputy Watts recognized Carpenter as a man who 18 years ago served three Years for a sim ilar offense at New Bedford. Taft and Roosevelt Divide Support in Lewis County, Wash. Seattle, Wash.,' May 14. Lewis coun ty Republicans, the last to hold their county conventions, split yesterday, Taft followers choosing a delegation of 19 and Roosevelt supporters in separate convention selected a like number. it h all the counties in the state heard from. delegates are as follows: Roosevelt, 235; Taft, 171; La Follette, 1; contested, 201; necessary to control convention, 335. Burlington Lumber iard Strike Situa tion Shows Some Changes. Burlington, May 14.-Practically ill the mill operators along- the lake front reported gams in tiie number of men at work yesterday, and the mills of the Sliepard & Morse Lumber company and of J. R. Booth were operated for the first time since the shutdown. I he starting of the Booth mill allows opera tions to be resumed-DV the Baldwin Ke- frigerator company and by Morgan brothers, where the men have not struck but have Iwen compelled to ioe work on account of the lack of power, which is furnished by Booth' plant. The Welch Brothers' Maple company are alstr relieved as they are also dependent upon the Booth plant for power and have been crippled during the past few days, be ing compelled to get along on electric power. The mills of the Horatio Hickok company and the Robinson-Edwards company are still going, and in the for mer there is a slight increuii of work men, while in the latter the number of employes remains the same. A meeting under the auspices of the Central Federation of Labor will be hell at Barre to-morrow evening, the object being to raise money for the benefit of the strikers in this city. J. E. Potts will be one of the speakers. ENDORSED DE BOER FOR GOVERNOR 62 Windsor County Republicans Organ ized Last Night and Took Unani mous Action Favoring the Montpelier Man. Chester Depot, May 14. Sixty-two men representing all section of Wind sor county met at Chester last evening nd organized the Windsor County Pro gressive Republican league. The league voted unanimously to endorse Joseph A. DtBoer of Montpelier as a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, BURIED UNDER HUGE MASS Thirteen Men Lost Their Lives at Ironwood, Mich., To-day - BECAUSE OF BIG CAVE-IN The Men Had Warning as Ground Started to Crumble and They Rushed Into An other Part of the Mine Which They Supposed Safe, Only to Be Crushed. Ironwood, Mich., May 14. Thirteen men were killed in a cave-in at the Nor ris mine here to-day. While the men were working in the pit, the ground started to crumble, and the men rushed into another drift, which they believed would be safe. There they were buried. The mine drift in which the men lost their lives had just been retimbered One of the rasks worked loose and the timbers gave way, releasing a mass of earth and ore. ONE ALIENIST'S REPORT HAS BEEN RECEIVED N. H. DEMOCRATS FAVOR SIX-YEAR TERM ROOSEVELT IN OHIO. Intends to Make Sixty Speeches Thete, Beginning at Bellaire. Bellaire. O., .May 14. Colonel Roose velt opened his Ohio campaign here to day. He will cover Ohio more thor oughly than any other state he has visited during his fight for the presi dential nomination. The colonel in his speech here made much the same plea for support that he presented elsewhere. saying that the present presidential fight is a "straight line up" between the plain people and the bosses. During the cam paign in Ohio Roosevelt plana sixty speeches. ' GRANITEVILLE. The ladies' aid society will meet with Mrs. Joe Suitor Wednesday afternoon at 2 oclock. The suit of Yirginia Sharon of Bur lington v. Herbert W. Chase and Ma tilda A. Chase of Colchester in chancery, was filed at the county clerk's office Sat urday. The oratrix- claims that she was induced to exchange her place at 83 Hvde street for a four-acre farm in South Burlington, and found afterwards that the latter property was not as good as represented and not worth the price of her place. She asks to have the deed set aside. State Convention at Concord To-day Adopted Platform Also Calling for Ineligibility for Second Term. Concord, N. H., May 14. The Demo cratic state convention to-day adopted a platform favoring a six-year term for president and ineligibility for a second term. Concord, N. n., May 14. The caucus preliminary to the Democratic state con vention came to an abrupt end last night when the names of presidential candi dates were mentioned. .The matter of instructing the four New Hampshire delegates-at-large to the national con vention is expected to precipitate a live ly time at the convention and it had been tentatively agreed that the mat ter should not be brought up in any way in the caucus last night. Jeremiah J. 'Doyle of Nashua, however, brought in the name of Champ Clark and almost immediately Cliairman Fred H. Brown of Somersworth declared the caucus ad journed. Samuel D. Felker of Rochester was named as presiding officer of the con vention with a full list of county vice presidents and committees. Alden G. Kelly of Derry was selected as chair man of the credential committee and Clarence E. Carr of Andover to head the committee on resolutions. The original slate of delegates-at-large to the national Democratic con vention, composed of Clarence E. Carr of Andover, Eugene E. Reed of Man chester, John H. Jameson of Antrim and Henri T. Ledonx of Nashua, are all favorable to Gov. Woodrow Wilson for the presidential nomination. Since they were named some time ago, how ever, the Democrats of the ftate have generally become followers of Champ Clark and it is claimed that the Clark faction will have full control of the con vention. If such is the case, the slate originally picked will not be selected unless they are pledged to. Clark. In the event of their not being will ing to go to Baltimore prepared to vote for Clark, Oliver E. Branch of Manches ter, James F. Brennan of Peterboro, George W. McGregor of Littleton and David E. Murphy of Concord are likely to be the choice of the convention, it was stated last night. STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. Barn of Samuel S. Gaines at Panton Destroyed by Fire. Panton, May 14. During a severe thunder storm here yesterday afternoon, the barn belonging to Samuel S. Uaines was struck by lightning and burned to the ground with all its contents. He is protected by insurance. Among the things consumed were four tons of straw, two tons of hay, three cultivators, a sel of new sleighs, an ensilage cutter and four plows. The barn was 30 by 40 feet and had an ell. GRAND TRUNK SYSTEM MAY GET CHARTER Permitting It to Enter Boston Massa chusetts Sub-committee on Rail road Reports a Bill Fa vorably. Boston. May 14. The sub-committee of the legislative committee on railroads reported to the iuu commiiiee 10-nay a bill permitting the Southern New Eng land railroad of the Grand Trunk sys tem to extMid its tinea to Boston. The extension proposed by the Grand Trunk officials comes in from the southwest from the authorized line from Palmer. Mass., to Providence, R. I., from the northwest from Bellows Falls and also from Blaokstone, Mass. The bill authorizes the extension from the northwest to enter the state at the New Hampshire linn in Dunstable. RAILROAD SCHEME SURE. INSTRUCTED FOR TAFT. Six Delegates From Wyoming Told to Vote for Him. Cheyenne. Wyo. May 14. The Demo cratic state convention yesterday unani mously adopted the majority report of the committee on resolutions by which Wyoming's six delegates to the national convention are instructed to- vote for Champ Clark "as long as there is a possibility of his nomination." Twelve of the 13 delegates to the Ee- For Improvement of Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Concord. N. H., May 14. It developed at a meeting yesterday of the directors of, the Concord i Montreal railroad that in case the proposed issue of stock to over the $1.."00.000 improvement plan for Mount Washington is not fully tak en up by the stockholders of the Con cord & " Montreal, wealthy outsiders have practically given assurance that ny part of the whole ot this sum win be forthcoming. At the session yesterday afternoon, the plans were explained. It is under stood that the working arrangement be tween the Boston & Maine and the Con cord A Montreal made it necessary that the latter road should have charge of operations at Mt. Washington. Request for such action hes been made by the Boston S Maine, which has also agreed to pay dividends upon the new capital stock. It was the decision to lay the entire matter before the stockholders of the Concord & Montreal at the meeting which be held here .in June. At this time a vote will be taken to see whether the proposed extensions and improvements will be authorized . and whether they will raise the money nec essary for construction. Work on the project will begin at cnee when the per mission is given, and it is understood that the power plant will be the first thing to be constructed. Work on the line and hotel can proceed for only about three months in the year on account of the extreme rigor of the winters on the summit and slopes. The structure will be built piecemeal, the office and station first and the hotel nroper later. It is the supposition that 11 will be completed by the season of 1914. Gov. Fobs Executive Council Will Meet To-morrow at Noon and It Is the Last Hope of Clarence V. T. Richeson for Life. Boston. May 14. A meeting of the executive council, which alone has the power to save Clarence V. T. Richeson from paying the extreme penalty for the murder of Avis Linnell, has been called for noon to-morrow. The council usually meets on Wednesdays. Up to noon to-day the only alieu- if.fi report on file with Governor Foss was that of Dr. L. emon Bngg. 1 nature of that report was not divulge. 1 In was a day of suspense for Riehe son. luie the governor so lar has only ho report of alienist Briggs, it was be ieved the reports of alienist Stedman, Tuttle and Frost would be submitted to the governor some time before to-night. I still hope Richeson s case will be re. ferred to the executive council," said Kicheson' chief counsel, William A Morse, "although there have been a num ber -f discouraging developments regard ing the course the matter is taking. Morse planned to eall on Richeson later in the day. lie conferred with gome persons who will, if Richeson's petition is referred to the council, offer evidence tending to ahow the prisoner is mentally unbalanced. Jail physician Cilley said Richeson was in a perfect physical con dition to-day. It is understood Richeson will be removed to the state prison be fore the governor announces to Sheriff Qninn his decision as to reternng the pe tition to the council. WANTS TO READ OF HIMSELF. Richeson's Desire Gratified and Is Giv en Undipped Newspapers. Boston, May 14. "There is nothing they can print about me now that is any worse than what I have already heard and read," calmly argued Clarence V. T. Kicheson with Sheriff t.'uinn in his cell at the Charles street jail yes terday while he besought the sheriff to allow him to read what the papers were saying of his case. Since the former Baptist minister of Cambridge received his sentence of death, early in January, for the murder of his sweetheart, Avis Linnell, all the newspapers given him have had the news pertaining to the case cut out. The prisoner's plea had its force with that sheriff, however, and anxious to gratify as much as possible every whim of the prisoner in his highly nervous state during the final hours before his execution, which is set for the week be ginning May 19, Sheriff Qninn will, for the rest of Kicheson s stav in the jail, allow him the papers uncut, unless they contain sensational or unusually trying news. SUGAR REFINING CO. UNDER FIRE Testimony Being Taken Looking Toward Trust Dissolution. New York, Mnv 14. The taking of testimony in the federal action for the dissolution of the American Sugar Re fining company was commenced here to day before Special Examiner Brice. This action, together with the suit against the L'nited States Steel corporation, makes two big cases brought by the government for the dissolution of two so-called trusts that are now under way here. The cases are expected to continue manv months. HOLDING A CONFERENCE. Sunday School Workers Met at Hedding Methodist Church This Afternoon. The conference of the Sunday school workers opened at 2:15 this afternoon at the Hedding Methodist church. Nearly every Sunday school teacher and Sun day school officer of the different churches in the city were present and among the many from outside of the city were general-secretary of the Ver mont Sunday School association Dur fee of Burlington, Miss Edith M. Baloh tf Burlington, field secretary, and Miss Anna Byington of Colchester, superin tendent of the elementary department of the state association of Sunday school workers. This conferente is the first of its kind to be held in Barre and all indications point towards success in the work. Miss Balch, the field secretary will conduct both the afternoon and the evening ex ercises. The afternoon exercises of the confer ence started shortly after two o'clock and the program is as follows: The gen eral theme of the meeting is "(Jetting": (1) Geeting Acquainted; (2) (Jetting To gether; (3) Getting Information three minute reports from all the schools rep resented; (4) Getting tlie Right Ma chinery ten-minute talks by county and state officers, and the relation the schools of the district sustain to each other and to the county association; (5) (Jetting Strength iii the Teaching Force the teachers preparation, the teach ers' class work, and a question for each teacher, "Whv are vou teaching that class?"; ((I) Getting in Touch with the Home "How may the home department work in our territory he strengthened?" and "Home co-operation and the par ents' council; (7) (Jetting at Our Trou bles question box. Supper will be served at 5 o'clock in the church vestry and the evening serv ices will Ijegin at 8 o'clock. Miss Balch, the field secretary, who will have charge of these exercises will give an address on "Working Together." Dr. H. A. Dur- fee will also speak. It is probable tha hi subject will be.- "The Supreme Pur pose of the Bible School." The evening exercises of the conference will be a meeting of the pastors of the different churches in the city and tits Sunday school superintendents, and will be held in the pastor's study. One of the prin cipal discussions that will come liefore the meeting will lie the advisability of holding the conference of the State Sun day School association in this city Octo ber 8. MEN HURLED SIXTY FEET 4 C When f-v - Springfield's -3li tiding Fell TWO MAY BE FATALLY HURT The Men Were Working on the Cornice ' When It Toppled Over the Edge of the Fourth Story Rains Probably Had Loosened the Mortar. ' Springfield, Mass., May 14. Four workmen were injured, two of them per haps fatally, when the cornice on the fourth floor of the new municipal build ing, which is under course of construc tion, fell. The men were working on the cornice when ft gave way, and they dropped sixty feet. It is believed that the accident was caused bv the fact that the recent rains loosened the mortar and caused the cornice to topple over. KNIGHTS AT MONTPELIER. State Convention of Knights of Colum- ' bus Being Held To-day. The Vermont state convention of the Knights of Columbus was started at Montpelier this forenoon, the first fea ture of the convention being solemn high mass at St. Augustine's church, with Rev. V, J. OSullivan preaching the ser mon and Bishop Rice addressing the delegates. A business session followed the church service. This afternoon's ses sion will be occupied with business, and to-night there will be a ball in the Montpelier city hall. This social affair promises to be one of the most enjoy, able ever held at a Knights of Colum bus convention. ANOTHER "STRANGER" IN TOWN. TURLEY TRIED TO FLEE FROM INSANE ASYLUM Convicted Slayer of John McAuley Was at Liberty Only Half an Hour at Waterbury Yesterday Aft ernoon. Waterlwiry, May 14. John Turlcy, sentenced to the state prison for life for the murder of John McAuley at Web- sterville, who is Wing observed at the local institution, fled from the insane asylum yesterday afternoon but was re captured after a hard chase after he had been at liberty a short time. The attempt to escape occurred while Turley was employed carrying building material into the exercise yard for con. etruction of the new criminal ward of the asylum. The exercise yard is sur rounded bv a brick wall twelve feet high, but it had been opened in one spot to permit of passage. This opening had been partially closed, and masons were at work rebuilding the wall to its full height when Turley jumped onto a stag ing and leaped over the wall. His act was seen, however, and he was pursued as he fled in the direction of the Winooski river. He plunged into the river and waded across, the water being about waist deep. Augustus Tur ner, jr., mechanical engineer at the asy lum, followed Turley across the river and soon overtook the fugitive. Turley made no resistance and was brought back to the asylum after being at lib erty half an hour. Turley has been in the local asylum for a few months, having been brought here from the state prison at Windsor. Was Mentioned to Judge in City Court by Respondent in Intoxication Case. Napoleon Paquin was arraigned be fore acting City Judge A. A. Sargent in city court this morning to answer to a charge of intoxication, second offend. 1 When pressed for a disclosure, he told the stilted f tory of the stranger who purchased bcvithI pints of liquor for l'aquin's consumption. This time the unidentified lawbreaker hailed from Beetle Plains, i, Q., and Napoleon met him on the railroad tracks. The strang er showed an amazing knowledge of local surroundings, however, for he short ly returned from a successful quest. Last night it is alleged that the respondent was creating something of a disturbancj in the vicinity of his home on West street. Someone complained of too much noise and officer Edwin Jv McLeod went to the house and took, Paquin into cus tody on a warrant issued by State's Attorney J. Ward Carver. In court this morning. Paquin was in clined to verbosity in delivering his tale of wrongdoing and more than the usiinl time alloted to the mysterious .stranger story was consumed in the telling. Act ing Judge Sargent imposed a ne of $15 and costs of 4.4!, within alternative sentence of 57 days in the county yi'l a-, Montpelier. Paquin made arrange ments to pay the line and costs. TO BOOM VERMONT. ODD FELLOWS GATHERED. Grand Encampment of Vermont Is at Woodstock This Week. Woodstock, Mav 14. The Odd Fel lows' convention, session of the grand encampment of Vermont, meeting of the grand lodge of Vermont, and session of the Rebekah assembly opeend a four days' meeting here yesterday. The town Meeting Was Held at Brattleboro Yes terday Afternoon. Brattleboro, May 14. The conditions, needs and prospects of Vermont were presented at meeting held in grange hall yesterday afternoon at 2 oclock. The sneakers were James B. Estee. may or of Montpelier, Albert E. Roberts of New York and Mason S. Stone of Mont pelier. TALK OF THE TOWN , II. F. Hall of West street left this, morning on a brief business trip to War ren. J. H. Ranney of Boston, travelling freight agent for the Great Western lines, was among the business visitors in this city to-day. Rev Louis Hendry, who has been visit ing with friends in this city for the past is 'decorated for the f0() to' 700 visiting , few days, returned t-i his home at Bur- Odd Fellows that are expected to arrive here during the present 21 hours. Deco rations the entire length of Main street, and flags, banners and electrical effects are to be seen in abundance. I-ast evening the first degree was ex emplified by Windsor lodge. DEMOCRATS GET TOGETHER. FIRE AT ST. J0HNSBURY. Loss of $2,000 on Ely Branch of Ameri can Fork & Hoe Company. St. Johnsbury, May 14. Fire yester day afternoon practically destroyed the building used by the Ely branch of the American Fork 4 Hoe company as the shipping department, entailing a loss of nearly $2,'KiO on building and contents The loss is covered by insurance. The cause of the fire is unknown. HELP! HELP! HELP! Met at Montpelier Hotel to Discuss the Political Situation Quite Hopeful. Fifteen Montpelier Democrats, who re known to favor Thomas II. Browne ot Rutland for national committeeman. met Thomas W. Moloney of Rutland at the Pavilion in Montpelier last night to talk over the political situation. Mr. Moloney feels sure that with a good candidate the Democratic party has a chance to win in Vermont this year. C. D. Watson of St. Albans and Harland B. Howe of St. Johnsbury were men tioned for governor. HAS THE SMALLPOX. All men, whether present members of the Barre Board of Trade or not, who are willing to join and give their time a portion of one da'y, Thursday. May lrt. in the cause of increased membership to Barre's Board of Trade; also person who are willing to contribute the use of their automobiles or. teams for use of canvassers a portion of the day Thurs day, will please meet on the third floor of' the C. W. Averill block this. Tues day, evening, May 14, at 7:30 o'clock. held at the residence, o Hill street, to If unable to be present, please notify i morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. J. B. X. H. Ballard of jour willingness tolReardon officiating, and the interment assist, ill be in Elmwood cemetery. Westford Man Probably Exposed Many People to Disease. Westford. May 14. Dr. Ladd of Essex came here Saturday to investigate the illness of Iluliert North way. Dr. Ladd pronounced the ca-e to be smallpox and a quarantine was established. It is sup posed that Mr. North way contracted the disease in Waterville. A number of peo ple called on him lefore it was known that his disease was smallpox. Dtrh of Little Child. Thelma Olive. 18-months-oId daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bruce, died at j o'clock yesterday afternoon after a ten davs' illness. The funeral will be lington this afternoon. Miss Sue B dand, w ho has been visit ing for the past few days as the guest ot"frionds on North Main street, returned to Burlington this afternoon. Miss Mary Ellen Phalen of Burling ton arrived in this city this afternoon and will spend a few days as the guest of Mrs. J. W. Stewart jf West street.. Maccaliees The regular review of Har mon hive. No. 1, L. (. T. M.. will be held ; on Wednesday evening, May 15, at 7:30. o'clock. Every niembi-r is requested to make an effort to be present. The Granite street Stars defeated C'e River street Stars last ni;ht by tin score of 1? 0. The game was c.illcl at the end Ci the sixth inning on ac- count of rain. The batteries were: Ss- si and Marrioti, Fruntini and MeiVit -aid. Miss Mary Goneyo. who has been 'em ployed in this city lor several month-, returned this morning to her home in Berlin, where die will remain for a lew days before leaving for Bethlehem, N. H.," where she will remain during the summer. Two games on Gldard seminary's baseball schedule will be played the last two days of this week, l-mlay they will line up' against the strong People's acad emy team from Morrisville and on Sat urday Hardwick academy will be their opponents. Both contests will be played on the seminary campus. Civil engineers in the employ of Walk er & Walker started work "this fore-, noon surveying the land opposite Jones Bros.' plant recently purchased of tim Sort well estate by the Perry Real Es tate agency. Until now the disposi tion of the property has not been wide ly known, but this morning it was au nminccd that the surveyors would dake tlie area into lots preparatory to an auction sale which will le held May and on the following Saturday.