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VOL. XVI--NO. 67.
Country is Facing Declared Sen
ator Burton Before Convention
Convention Met To-day to Elect Six Del.
egates to Chicago Both Sides Ex
press Confidence That They Con
trol Majority of Votes. '
Columbus, O., June 3. United States
Senator Theodore E. Burton of Ohio, de
livering the keynote speech before the
Republican state convention here to-day,
declared the country was confronted with
a crisis far surpassing any through which
it has passed in the memory of the pres
ent generation.
Foreshadowing manv of the tenets that
will be laid down in the platform to be
adopted at the coming national Repub
lican convention, he urged monetary re
forms, tariff revision based upon accurate
information, the lowering of some duties,
with due regard to adequate aid to Amer
ican industry; a federal incorporation
law safeguarding labor, and a workmen's
compensation law, effective steps for
peace among nations, and other policies,
lie reviewed the high cost of living,
which he traced to various causes, and
declared they were not attributable to
the present tariff law.
"Men in high positions of public- re
sponsibility," he said, "have shown d re
liction in performance , of 'heir trusts.
The great body of the peole, however,
have been responsible in no small degree
for existing evils. While harmful com
binations and organizations in commerce
und industry have been formed, the peo
ple have stood idly by, lutfrly unable
to suggest constructive legislation or
provide a sufficient remedy.
"Fortunately there has been a wide
spread awakening.. There is a tendency
to talk less about the growth of bank
deposits, and more about those move
ments which pert.iin directly to human
happiness and welfare."
.Senator Brrton deplored the spectacle
of a vote uarely one-half that of the
total electorate "in recent primaries in
( hio mid other states and contended for
n reviv.il of interest in civic mntt?rs.
He predicted that no radical changes
looking toward civic betterment would
follow such reforms as the primary, in
it'.itive, the referendum, and certainly
rot the recill. "unless there be a wide
spread awakening which shall arouse the
citizen to n new and abiding sense of
his responsibility to the state and to the
community of which he is a member."
'Certain benefits indirect in their na
ture would no doubt result from the
adoption of some of these changes," he
added, "nor fhnll we fear that revolu
tionary or destructive changes will fol
low properly safeguarded methods for di
rect legislation."
Passing by the record of the party's
earlier achievements. Senator Burton
traced the course of events up to the
present campaign.
"The last four years of Republican
control of tjie nation," he said, "have
been marked with an unprecedented
amount of beneficient legislation. The
present administration has been marked
by an unprecedented number of success
ful prosecutions under the Sherman anti
trust law and the most powerful corpor
ations of the land have been haled into
court and taught that laws must be
Mr. Burton reviewed the present high
cost of living as a cause of prevalent
discontent and exonerated the Payne
A Id rich tariff law from responsibility.
"The future," he said, "will marvel
at the accurate thinking of demogogical
appeals which have fostered the idea
that the present scale of prices results
from the tariff legislation of this, or
any other administration."
Rival Claims of Convention.
Senator Burton reached here yester
day and at once went into conference
with Walter F. Brown, chairman of the
Republican state central committee and
manager of Colonel Roosevelt's campaign
in the state. Following this, he held a
long discussion with Lewis O. Laylin,
manager of the Taft forces in the state.
In a staetnent Yr. Laylin claimed that
the Taft delegates will control the con
vention and the election of the six dele-gates-at-large
to the national convention
it Chicago, with more than 400 of the 754
delegates composing the convention.
Roosevelt supporters, while claiming
confidence that a big six delegation fa
vorable to the former president will be
selected, declared tiiat in the event the
convention should be controlled by Taft
delegates the strength of the Roosevelt
forces would probably cause the Taft
iupporters to agree to a split delegation.
Rev. E. G. Guthrie Is About to Return
to New Zealand.
Burlington, June 3. After his ser
mon at the First church yesterday, the
pastor of the church, the Rev. E. G.
Guthrie, rend a letter t the congrega
tion announcing his resignation of his
pastorate, to take effect the first of
next November. The resignation came
as a complete surprise to the people
tf tle church, and is due to Mr. Guth
le's desire to return to New Zealand
to keep a promise to visit his parents
every four years. Mr. Guthrie will take
his annual "vacation beginning the mid
dle of September and so will be able
to leave for New Zealand at that time.
Sheriff Tracy and Deputies Got 30 Bot
tlesAttack on Former Alleged.
Waterbury, June 3. Sheriff F. II.
Tiacy of Mnntpelier and Deputies E. E.
Campbell and Henry Farcher of this
village searched the premises of a man
named Blancho on Main street Satur
day night and seized 50 bottles of beer.
Blancho resisted the officers in their
search and struck Sheriff Tracy in the
face. He was arrested and taken to
Washington county jail at Montpelicr in
an auto.
Two Condemned to Die Will Have Fate
Settled Wednesday.
Boston, June 3. Final action in the
case of Mrs. Lena Cusumano and En
rico Mascioli of Hull, both of whom H.e
at the state prison in Charlcstow n
awaiting electrocution for the murder
of Mrs. Cusumano's husband, will be
taken by the executive council on next
Alexander McGregor, jr., a member of
the council in whose hands rests the
fate of the woman, returned yesterday
from a week's fishing trip to Rnngeley
lake, Maine, and will acquaint himself
with the facts in the case for the meet
ing of the council when the petition
for commutation of the death sentence
will be acted upon.
When the question of commutation
came up at the council meeting last
week, the vote was tie, 4 to 4. in the
case of the woman and Councilor Mc
Gregor was the only absentee, Mr. Mc
Gregor will not commit himself before
the meeting.
"I believe in the laws of the common
wealth as they gland," he said, "and
when I took office I was Bworn to up
hold these laws not to obstruct or nul
lify them. J also feel that it is right
and proper that what the lawyers have
to say on their case should be weighed
and considered. J I am ready to give them
a fair hearing."
In the case of Mascioli, the vote
against commuting sentence was 7 to 1.
Both Mrs. Cusumano and Mascioli
were sentenced in Plymouth county
court last March to be electrocuted the
week beginning last night.
He Has Different Story to Tell of "Gay
Musician" Troubles.
Burlington' June 3. Gustav Hemple,
the musical director of "The Gay Musi
cian" company, who was arrested for not
delivering the keys of the music trunk
after he had left the company, is now
at liberty and will leave to-day for his
home in New York City. Mr. Hemple
rebtes a different story from that fur
nished by the manager of the company,
and says that he left the company be
cause it was impossible to collect the sal
ary due him. in substantiation of this
statement, he has caused the box oflice
receipts of the show in Barre, where it
played Friday night, to be attached, nd
his claims will be heard at a hearing to
come off in a few days.
According to the story of Mr. IfenipK
the show is leading' a hand to mouth
existence and dependent upon its daily
receipts with which to pay its hotel
bills. Instead of being drunk in Platts
burg, the musical director claims that he
onlv made an attempt to get the money
due" him, hence the row with the man
ager. M. J. KavanauL'h.
Hemple further states tnat ar. no iimei
was he loath to give up the kevs of the!
music trunk, had he been asked for them,
but that he was put in jail purely irom
motives of revenge. He says that what
the manager really wantfd was a score
written by Hemple for his own use and
his own property. This he refused to
give up. --' Hemple paid the costs connect
ed with the serving of the warrant on
himself 'and of his imprisonment,!
amounting to a trifle less than $o.00, be
fore his release.
Emperor's Warships Welcomed
in Hampton Roads.
Three German Vessels Are Here to Re
turn Call Which American Ships Made
to Kiel a Year Ago Roar of 21
Guns Heard To-day.
Fort Monroe, Va., June 3. President
Taft 'a official welcome to the German
wurships which are returning the visit
to Kiel, a year ago, of the first division
of the United States Atlantic fleet be
gan here to-day a round of festivities
and official functions, that will end only
when the squadron starts for home.
The German emperor's three ships
came up to Hampton Roads, escorted by
the Bhips of the third division of the
Atlantic fleet. Doth squadrons roared
the 21 guns salute as the Mayflower
steamed in the Roads, with President
Taft and the German ambassador, Count
Von Bernstorff,. on board.
President Taft and party will leave
on the Mayflower late to-day for Wash
ington, ami the German officers will fol
low to-morrow. Upon their arrival there
Wednesday morning, official visits will
be exchanged and will be followed by
a luncheon at the German embassy, to
which a hundred guests hove been in
vited. The officers also will call upon
Pusident and Mrs. Taft and will be
their dinner guests Wednesday evening.
At Least Three Trains Ran Over Center
Rutland Man.
Rutland, June 3. Literally cut to
pieces, the body of Walter Murasco of
C nter Rutland" was found Sunday morn
ing at 3 o'clock on the railroad tracks
a few rods east of the bridge near the
Lincoln iron works, giving every evi
dence that the man had been hit by at
least three and perhaps four trains. The
body was horribly mutilated, the lower
limbs being cut off and fragments of
the man's body being carried severnl
hundred feet in both directions. His
skull was fractured in several places.
The various city authorities were im
mediately summoned and decided that
the man must have been lying on the
tracks at the time of the accident.
Death was instantaneous. An extra
ordinary event to the accident was the
fact that the man's features were not
Murasco was employed by a local con
creting firm., He came to Rutland Sat
urday night accompanied by the man
with whom he boarded and when the
two separated it is claimed that Mur
asco was sober. He is survived by a
In other, who lives in Clarcmont, X. II.,
the onlv relative in this country.
The Carmania Had Fire in Her Saloon
Liverpool, June 3. Fire which broke
out in the Ctinard steamer Carmania,
lying at her dock yesterday afternoon,
practically destroyed the vessel's saloon
quarters. The damage is estimated at
many thousands of dollars. The hull
was not injured, but a large quantity of
the cargo has probably been badly dam
aged by water. The origin of the fire
is not "known.
The Carmania had a narrow escape
from total destruction. The flames
towered above the bridge and smoke
poured from every aperture amidships.
Several tugs came to the assistance
of the firemen, and so much water was
poured into the vessel that she listed
heavily and was prevented from capsiz
ing only- by the strength of her moor
ings. Much apprehension was caused by
a report that the Carmania had 1,000
barrels of oil aboard.
Vermonter With Wife and Daughter Is
Coming Back for a Visit.
Kansas City, June 3. In a wagon so
ingeniously constructed that it may be
easily constructed into a diner, sleeper
or dressing room, Dr. 0. P. Blatchly, a
retired physician of Kansas City, Kan.,
with his wife and daughter yesterday
started on a 5,000-mile drive that will
take them (rom here to his birthplace
at St. Albans, Vt., thence down the
Atlantic coast to Florida and then back
home. It will require a year to make
the journey as planned. .
Dr. Blatchly said the trip, besides be
ing for pleasure, was to give his 12-year-old
daughter practical knowledge of bot
any, geology, geography and photogra
Two Funerals in St. Johnsbury One
Body Not Yet Found.
St. Johnsbury, June 13. Funeral
services for two of the victims of Thurs
day's drowning accident took place yes
teiday. The service for Herbert W. Smytho
was in St. Andrew's Episcopal church,
in charge of Rev. Alfred B. Grimp anil
Kcv. James Thompson. The church was
tilled and as many more were unable
to gain admittance. Members of the
Pnssumpsic lodge, F. and A. M., tha
Salespeople' club and the Planet club
Miss Helen Ellis' funeral took place
at the North Congregational church, Rev.
George W. C. Hill officiating. The senior
and junior classes of St. Johnsbury acad
emy, the K. of P. bulge and the Wom
en's Relief corps attended.
The body of Mr. Smytlie wa taken
to Ashland, X. H., for burial. Mis
Ellis" burial vas in Mt." Pleasant ceme
tery here.
The body of Miss Helen Smythe. the
third victim of the drowning accident,
has not been recovered, although men
have worked niaht and day dragging
the river since Thursduv.
Mrs. Alice Sutton of California on Visit
to Mother.
Essex Junction, June 3. Mrs. Alice
Sutton of Richmond, Cal.. has just ar
med after an absence of 44 years, to
visit her mother, Mrs. William Wood
ruff, who is 80 years old. and her half
sister, Mrs. Frank Nichols, whom she
had never seen. "
Mrs. Sutton, then Miss Alice DorranCe,
left her home in Colchester, Vt., to go
to San Francisco to reside with her fa
ther. She went from New England on
a sailing vessel to the isthmus of Pan
ama, then continued on a sailing vessel
to San Francisco, arriving there on her
lKth birthday.
Mfs. Sutton was married there, hut
Mr. Sutton died two years ago. They
had eight children, all of whom are living.
Funeral of Elmer S. Blanchard Was Held
Saturday Afternoon.
The funeral services of Elmer S. Blan
L. Blanchard; carnations and ferns, Mr.
chard were held from his late home Sat
urday at 2 p. m.. Rev. Mr. Towsley of
Washington officiating. Mr. Towsley was
also the pastor who married the couple
a little over a year ago. The bearers
were Forest Wolcott, William Roark,
Floyd Blake and Bert Doyle, all school
mates of the deceased a few years ago.
The interment was in t lie Wilson ceme
tery. Following is a list of. flower
given by friends:
Carnation and ferns, Mrs, Rlmehard;
daffodils and ferns, father and mother;
lilacs and violets. Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Blanchard; mixed flowers, Etta Blan
chard and A. Thain; lilacs, Alfred Blan
chard; lilacs and violets, Otalie and Arff
belle Blanchard; 24 carnations and ferns
(age bouquet), Elwin Blanchard and Mrs.
E. Smith, uncle and aunt of Mr. Blan
chard; roses and tulips. Mr. and Mrs. E.
L. Mlanchard; cirnations and ferns, Mr.
and Mrs. B. Wildbur; 24 carnations, Mr.
and Mrs. H. A. McAllister; mixed flow
ers, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Coleman; wreath
and spray, Mr. and Mrs. F. LaBountys
carnations and ferns, Mr. and Mrs. Clar
ence Smith; carnations. Mr. Rod Mrs.
W. E. Bixby; lilacs, Grace and Victor
Bixby; carnations. Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Norris; mixed flowers. Mr. and Mrs. A. B.
Hutchinson and family; geraniums, Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Lermond, sr. If any are
omitted, it is the wish of the friends to
extend to them their thanks and also for
their kindness during their sorrow and
And Trains Are Now Running Over the
M. & W. R. R. R.
The sleeper on the Green Mountain
express, which is a through car to Bos
ton, was run over the road last night
for the first time since Friday niglit.
The car has not been used during the
washout, which occurred at East Mont
pelicr. The big washout has been re
paired, the work being accomplished in
unusually quick time by A. A. Stebbins,
the new superintendent of the Montpelicr
& Wells River railroad.
E. F. Palmer, Jr., Sells Share in Packing
Company Talc Mine Sold.
Waterbury, June 3. An extensive
business change took place in town Sat
urday, when K. F. Palmer, jr., sold his
interests in the Dcnieritt & Palmer Pack
ing company to his associates in the con
cern, Richard N. and B. R. Dcnieritt.
The sale was effected by the transfer
of about, one-third the capital stock to
these gentlemen, who will continue the
business. The operation of this company
now includes the management of the two
canning factories, one in this place and
the other at Randolph; the manufacture
of clothespins and quite an extensive
novelty business in turning white birch,
also the lumber business formerly owned
by E. W. Huntley. The business was
started twelve years ago by B. R. Dc
nieritt and Mr. Palmer and later incor
porated when R. N. Demeritt came in
and its operations were extensively in
creased. Mr. Palmer has seen the can
ning business grow from nothing to an
output of about one million cans last
year. He retires voluntarily, and does
not state his plans for the future, other
than the management of his other prop
erty. There is much talk in town over the
purchase of the talc mine on D. P. Deav
ilfs farm by prominent Burlington busi
ness men. This mine is situated on the
east aide of the Deavitt farm in More
town, about two miles from this village.
Experts who were here not long ago
claim that as far as outside show goes,
this is the biggest chance of the kind in
the United States. While the names of
all the purchasers are not disclosed, it
is understood that Klias Lyman and Mr.
Patrick of the Blodgett company are two
of the prominent ones. The mine is now
in the hands of active business men and
the expectation is that as soon as the
market is assured, work will be begun.
Only samples thus far have been taken,
and great hopes for the locality are en
tertained if plans under way become
active. Waterbury expects a large share
of benefit from the working of this
Will Meet at Montpelier City Hall July
4 to Adopt a Platform, Nominate
State Ticket and Elect Delegates
to the National Convention.
A mass convention of the Prohibition
party of Vermont will be held in the
city hail at Montpelier, July 4. at 10
a "m., for the purpose of adopting a
party platform, nominating a state tick
et and electing delegates to the na
tional Prohibition convention, to be held
at Atlantic City, N. J.. July 10-12.
All members of the Prohibition party
of Vermont can act in the convention
and the public is cordially invited to
attend, listen to the proceedings and en
joy the addresses of prominent speakers
from other states. Charles R. Jones,
chairman of the national Prohibition
crinmittcc, is to be present.
Were Named at the Last Meeting of
That Organisation.
At the last regular meeting of the
C. L. V.. the following committees were
Educational committee Silvio Cardl,
granite cutters; Edward Chcsser, clerks t
James McDonald, tool sharpeners; N. L.
Baker, barbers; George Cooper, polishers.
Resolution committee Gus. Gregoire,
bricklayers and masons; H. G. Powers,
carpenters; James Mutch, tool sharpen
ed : John B. Como. engineers; William
Smith, lumpers and boxers.
Credential committee .Tames Mutch,
tool sharpeners; Edward Vepner, bakers ;
It. E. Neweombe, machinists; A. Tan
qurst, paving cutters; George Rising. car
penters. Union label committee -Fred W. Suit
or, lumpers and boxers; Wesley Hoff
man, cigar makers; James B. (Jail, gran
ite cutters; A. L. Pierce, retail clerks;
Frank Rogers, teamsters; for Granite
ville, John McDonald, paving cutters; for
East Barre, George Rock, granite cutters.
Organizing committee John C. Bjorn,
painters; E. N. Philbrirk, carpenters;
Ewen McKenzie, tool sharpeners; John
S. McDonald, polishers; A. L. Noyes,
painters; for Graniteville. M. P. Sulli
van, quarry workers; Robert Mitchell,
A meeting of the Glenugie club will tie
held in the Woodmen hall Tuesday even
ing, June 4, at 8 o'clock.
Miss Carrie Linekin of Merchant street
arrived in this city Saturday from Bos
ton, where she attends Boston univer
sity, and will spend the summer at he
home in this city.
"The Gay Musician company, which
plavcd at the opera house Friday night
and which was held up in town Satur
day, first by legal entanglement on the
manager and later by a washout on the
M. A W. R. R. It.,'lcft this afternoon
for Berlin. X. II.
The Barre Athletic club has made ar
rangements for another first class base
ball game for next Saturday. Their op
ponents will be the strong St. Michael's
college team from Winooski. This tesm
has an enviable record. Among their
victories are college teams that rank high
in the college world.
Dinners at the state federation of
women's clubs, which meets in Mont
pelier. beginning to-morrows will be
served at the Unitarian church, the price
being Site for all. Suppers will lie
served both nighta at the Odd Fellow
hall, at which the delegates are enter
tained free and others will Im? charged
35c. Supper tickets may be procured
of Mrs. Carl Lowe. Montpelier. Rest
rooms will be located at the home of
Mrs. Charles Dcming on State street.
Officer George Carle took to the city
refuse grounds on the outskirts of the
city late Saturdiy afternoon the collie
dog belonging to John Congdon, which
is alleged to have viciously attacked a
woman on Merchant street Saturday
morning. A complaint was registered
by a member of the faculty at Goddard
seminary. The dog was accustomed to
be kept locked inside and whenever it
took to the free air it was said to be a
menace to passersby, according to peo
ple who live near by. At the refuse
grounls Carle extinguished the life of
the canine with a single bullet.
Cuban Rebels Then Proceeded
to Sack Town of Lamaya
The Capture of the Town Followed Move
of Column of Regulars in Goiqg Out in'
Search of the Insurgents Reports
of Other Disturbances Given.
Santiago, Cuba, June 3. Many refu
gees from Lamaya, which was seized
by the rebels on Wednesday, are arriv
ing here. They report that upwards of
600 negroes entered the town, shouting
"Death to the whites" and then pro
ceeded to pillage and burn the stores
of the town. The American naval offi
cers at Guantanaroo station visited La
maya after the rebels had withdrawn.
The situation appears to be increasing
ly grave.
Lamaya, Located Thirty Miles From
Santiago, Destroyed, According to
Evidence Given Out by
the Federals.
Havana, June 3.' General Estenoz, the
real leader of the negro insurgents, has
captured and burned the town of La
rimva, 30 miles from Santiago. The gov
ernment gave out this information last
A column of regulars, commanded by
Major Sanguily had occupied JLnmayu
for the last two days, but sailed forth
Saturday evening in search of insur
gents. Hardly had the regulars left
when Estenoz, with 800 men, attacked
the handful of rurales. Citizens at
tempted to oppose the insurgents, but
were compelled to' retreat, losing several
v.ounded. Estenoz then entered the
town, which he burned and sacked.
The flames were seen by Major San
guily's command, which hastened back,
but "found the town destroyed. The in
surgent retired into the hills. Lamaya
was a small place, composed of about
"it houses, the inhabitants of which were
mostly negroes.
Encounters between the regulars and
the rebels are reported to have taken
place near lhiiquiri, and at other places,
without decisive result. The general
forward movement of the Cuban troops
apparently is still deferred, pending com
pletion of the disposition of the troops
oidered by General Monteagudo.
Reports' from the scene of hostilities
sav that the rebel IcaderB continue to
exact contributions of arms and money
from the property owners, who are most
ly foreigners, under threat of applying
the torch. The government is making
strong efforts to supply plantation
guards, but seemingly lacks sufficient
men without depleting the ranks of the
troops in active service. General Mon
teagudo, in a statement to the govern
ment, says that within a very short
time he "expects to deliver a crushing
blc?w. and adds that he does not need
further reinforcements.
The government received a despatch
hist night from San Luis stating that
negroes attacked a hamlet near that
place, outraged three white women and
looted the stores. This apparently is
within the lines of the regular troops.
Rumors with a vague basis continue
to be circulated of an uprising in Ha
vana province. It is alleged that hard
ware dealers recently sold several thous
and knives, daggers and machetes to
negroes. All the police and rurales in
Havana are still on reserve duty.
The report of the capture near Dai
quiri of the Americans, Wheeler and
Collister, proves to have been untrue.
Wedding at St. Monica's Church This
Morning Wedding Tour in Canada.
Misg Mary Elizabeth Riley, daughter
of Mr. and "Mrs. Martin Riley of East
street, and Clarence E. Foley were united
in marriage this-morning at St. Monica's
church. The nuptial mass was celebrated
by Rev. P. M. McKenna, patr of St.
Monica's church. The marriage was very
quiet, only members of the families and
immediate relatives being present. The
bride was attended by Miss Helena
Brown of St. Johnsbury. while Martin
Riley, jr., a brother of the bride, acted
as best man.
The bride was attractively gowned in
a becoming suit of gray whipcord, with
lavender trimmings, and hat to match.
Miss Brown, the bridesmaid, was dressed
in tan. The suit was a tan serge with
black trimmings, and with a hat that
matched the gown.
After the wedding ceremony, the party
went to the home of Mrs. Foley's par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Riley, on East
i street, where a wedding breakfast was
i served. The newly married couple nan
engaged an automobile and were carried
to Montpelier immediately after the
breakfast, leaving for Montreal and a
two weeks' tour through Canada.
Mrs. Foley is one of llarre's most pop
ular young ladies, graduating from
Npaiild'ing high school in Haiti. Since her
graduation she has held a responsible po
sition as stenographer with the Granite
Mutual Fire Insurance company. Mr.
Foley is well known in this city. He Is
a contracting mason, having charge of
the construction of the recently erected
Drown's garage.
Everything but Fruit Higher Than at
Any Time Except During War.
New York, June 3. It will cost more
to live in this month of June than ever
before in the history of the United
States, except, perhaps, during war time.
The average increase in food products is
nearly twenty per cent., tne biggest
advances being in meat products. Fruits
are the only eatables which have grown
cheaper during the last year.
Art Store Gutted, $2,000 Loss Building
Damaged Tenants Lost Furnishings.
A fire in the art shop at the corner
of Elm and Langdon streets in Mont
ptlier Saturday night at 10:30 did dam
uge amounting to about $3,400, it being
twenty-live minutes before the flames
were extinguished. The fire broke out
in the hallway, where there is a gas
heater, which ' had not been used for
seme time, a barrel of refuse and cloths
which had been used to clean gloves with
gasoline, and is supposed to have re
sulted front spontaneous combustion. It
was discovered by Mrs. J. B. Dillon,
proprietor of the art store, as she was
about to leave for the night. The fam
ily of E. O. Stone, who lived over the
store, had time to remove but little
furniture, some of which was badly dam
aped, thrfugh most of the loss was con
fined to the art store, where goods were
damaged to the extent of $2,000, with
$1,200 insurance. Mr. Stone had $1,000
insurance on his property and George
W. Kidder, who boarded with them, lost,
about $400 worth of goods, with insur
ance of $150. The loss on the Elm
stieet end of the building will also be
heavy and several persons had handpaint
ed china and other valuable articles in
the art store, which were a total loss.
E. B. Gilbert had one hand, badly cut
in breaking glass in the upper tenement
to awaken the Stone family.
And Took an Appeal on Decision to De
stroy Liquor Seized at Her House.
In Barre city court this morning, Mrs.
Fred Remlinger waived examination on
the charge of illegal selling of liquor
and was bound over to county court,
bail of $."i()0 being furnished by S. Comol
II. In the case of State vs. Intoxicating
Liquor, growing out of a raid at Mrs.
Remlinger's residence, the liquor was
condemned and ordered destroyed, from
which decision the respondent in the
alleged selling case, appealed to county
court. Bail in that case was fixed, at
$50, and was furnished by Mr. Comolli.
Mrs. Pauline Ceresola presented her
self this morning, being charged with
breach of the peace in hitting Julio
Ceresola with a stone chip near their
place of residence. 31 Berlin street. She
pleaded not guilty, and her case was
continued to next Friday for a hearing.
Chief Sinclair held the 'warrant in the
While the court and officers were dis
cussing late Saturday night whether
to go after Vineenzo Ossola, that per
son put in a voluntary appearance, hav
ing, heard that he was wanted on the
charge of breach of the peace. When
airnigned at once, the respondent pleaded
guilty and was fined $5. with costs of
$.1.14", which he paid. Ossola was charged
with breach of the peace on Louis Sassi,
and it is alleged that he committed
the offense in siding with his father, who
had a dispute with Sassi.
George M. Marrion Has One of Finest
Cigar Stores in the State.
George M. Marrion informally opened
his newly renovated "Corner Cigar Store"
Saturday night. Riley's orchestra of
four pieces were seated in one corner
of the store, and from six until eight,
sent forth strains of music which at
tracted a large gathering. The corner
that the orchestra sat in was cleverly
banked with flowers and potted plants.
1 he store as it now stands is one of
the best of New England and compares
favorably with the cigar stores in the
laiger cities. The opening had another
significance in the fact that it was
the anniversary of George Marrion 'a en
try into the cigar business. He started
in" this city twenty years ago to learn
his trade. " For the past five years he
has been in possession of the "Corner
Cigar Store," purchasing the same from
E. O. Marrion,
When David Sickle vacated the store
adjoining, Mr. Marrion decided to rent
the rooms and make accommodations
for his increasing business. He now oc
cupies the whole of the building owned
by the A. F. Sort well estate. The first
floor is used wholly as a salesroom, while
the second story is devoted to the man
ufacturing business. In renovating the
ground floor the partition Iwtwecn the
store occupied by Mr. Sickle was re
moved. The proprietor had a pretty color
scheme of red and gray applied to the
walls of the store. Vines of roses cir
cle the room along the walls near the
ceiling, intertwined by clinging morn
ing glories. Potted plants are set on
top of the pipe and tobacco cabinets
that are placed on the sides of the room.
A total of fifty-nine feet of the silent
salesman show cases have been installed,
which are used to display a beautiful
array of pipes and cigars. Two of the
most beautiful of the decorations are
the handsome twelve-foot mirrors, which
is on the north side of the room, and
the mirror pedestal in the middle of the
room. On the top of the pedestal is
the electric inscription "Togo." The in
scription has a background of red and
the lights are to match.
Annual Contest of Spaulding High School
Tuesday Evening.
The following is the program for the
Spaulding high school prize speaking con
test at the Barre opera house Tuesday
evening. June 4. at 8 o'clock:
Cello Solo "Andante Expressive from
B Minor Concert" Goltermann
"The Southern Negro" Grady
Raymond John Arkley
"Pro l'atria" Ammerman
Margaret Catto
"The American Flag" .Beecher
Frank Allan McDonald
"Boy Orator of Zepata City" Davis
Madine Johnson Rogers
Cello Solo (a) "llerbsblume". .. .Popper
(b) "Gnomenreign" ..Molck
"The Destiny of Our Nation" Stury
Henry Nelson Browne
"Mice at Play" Forest
Margaret H. R. Brown
"First Inaugural Address" Lincoln
George Chandler Adie
Cello Solo "Kol Nidrei" Bruch
"Franz" Hawks
Ruth Katherinc Robinson
"Independence Hall Speech" Lincoln
Raymond Lewis Martin
'Old Mother Goose" Phelps
Ruby Ixura Bradley
Cello Solo "Polonaise de Concert". .
Cellist Lyle Perry. Accompanist
Miss Bessie E. Spear. Judges Rev. J. B.
Resrdon, Rev. E. F. Newell, and Father
A. C. Griffin.
One Man Wyt! By Bullet
at Clinic .lass., Today.
Striking Weavers in the Lancaster Milla
Would Not Disperse, So the Officers
Fired Strikers Hurled Bricks and
Stones Strike Is Month Old.
Clinton, Mass., June 3. One man w
wounded by a bullet from a policeman's
revolver during a fight between officers
and a band of striking weavers of the
Lancaster mills this morning. The strik
ers hurled stones and bricks at the po
lice, and a number of officers were pain
fully hurt by the missies.- It is re
ported that many of the strikers were
The battle was precipitated by an al
leged attempt on the part of a strike
picket to prevent the return of a worn-
n In ltd. wnrir in thj mills and hfor
the strikers would disperse, the police
, . . , .. ,i ... .v,..:..
iounu 11 neeewsni to umw men ic-
volvers and fire into the crowd.
The strike is being participated in by
lmnflroJ -u-navnra who left thnir
places of employment in the Lancaster
mills on Aiay J.
Action Postponed in Lowell as Result
of Yesterday's Meeting.
Lowell, Mass., June 3. There was no i
ger.cral strike of the mill workers of
Lowell this morning. The central com.
mittee of the Industrial Workers of the
World, to whom authority to call such
a strike was given by the various na
tionalities, met yesterday and voted tO
pof-tpone action.
In a lengthy statement, issued after
the meeting, the central committee out
lines what are claimed as concessions
on the part of the Merrimac Mill com
pany, and continues:
"With this assurance we deem it ad
visable to delay the date of calling a
general strike pending the outcome of
the adjustment with the Merrimack Mill
company. We advise that the strike!
now jon at the Merrimac mill be de
clared off, since the company has de
clared off the lockout, with the under
standing that the central committee may
at any time, and at a moment's notice,
call a" general strike in all of the mills
a directed by vote of the mill worker,
in Lowell.
The committee announced last nigbl
that the Merrimac company had agreed
to take back as many of the strikers
as there are places for them, without
discrimination, and that other mill own
ers had agreed to give. work to the strik
ers as far as possible. No mention i
irado of the misunderstanding over the
payment of overtime for noon hour work
which started the strike movement and
which was responsible for fifty opera
tives quitting work. Their number had
been gradually increased, until mors
than 1.000 were out last week. .
Memlicrs of the Board of Trade acted
a? mediators in the difficulty, and will
continue their work in an effort to bring
about complete harmony.
Leaders of the Industrial Workers of
the World claim to have 8,000 or 10,000
operatives in the city enrolled as mem
bers and ready to go on strike at order
of the central" committee. '
Large Attendance of Members and Fam
ilies at Caledonia Park Saturday j
Afternoon Under Id?al 1
The picnic season was opened at Cale
dnnia park last Saturday, when the
Burns club of Barre held its annual
picnic and reunion at that popular out
ing resort. The weather conditions were
all that could be desired and there was
a large turnout of members, with their
families and friends. There was a
abundant supply of refreshments, ice.
cream, etc.. and 'the committee was un
tiring in its efforts to attend to the
vnnts of the gathering. Altogether, the
aflair was very enjoyable ' and fully
sustained the club's reputation for the
excellence and sociability of its out
ings. Throughout the afternoon and even,
ing. dancing was frequently engaged in
to" the strains of Bruce 's orchestra of.
three pieces, which very efficiently sun
plied the music. A new hard wood floor
has been laid in the dancing pavilion,
which materially adds to the conveni
ence of the votaries of the terpischorea n
art. A game of baseball was playel
between tennis captained, by Donahl
I'.lake and Jack Chesser. The batterieT
were Mitchell and Hogg for the former
team and Chesser and Will for th
lutter, while Bill Scott acted as um
pire. The game was bard fought, a
nrtable feature being a home run made
by Jim Lamont. but neither side was
ride to gain a decisive victory, and at
the end of the last inning, the score
was tied, 3 to 3.
The committee to whose energetic,;
work much of the success of the outiog,
is due were as follows: Donald Blake,
president: John Chesser, vice-president ;
Robert Inglis, secretary; James Rae,
treasurer; James K. Anderson, Robert
Stewart, James Mitchell, William Em,
The following is the prize list:
Boys' race R. Stephen, L. Steak"
W. Morrison.
Girls' race Mabel Stevens, Bella M
Donald, Violet Lilley.
older girls' race Bella ThorrsoR,
Murie Holt.
Married ladien' race Mrs. Hogg, ilx.
Stewart. Mrs. Cooper.
Young ladies' race Lucy xviUett.
Daisy Perry.
Ladies' place kick Miss Isaliel Scott,
Mrs. .lames Mitchell, Mr. Robert Stew
art, Miss Lucy Willett.

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