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VOL. XVII NO. 53. HAltKE, VERMONT, FRIDAY, MAY 1(5, 1M3. PRICE, ONE CENT. THE BARME DAI LY CIVIL SERVICE FOR CONSULS That Is the Present Inclina tion of Pres. Wilson, It Is Said MAY OUST FAVORITES IS THE INTIMATION Changes' at Important Posts Are Likely to Be Made Watiiingrtoii, D. V., May 76. While President 'Vil jh' ims not as yet begun the. consideration of changes in the con sular service, his present inclination is to pufc t)u consula.- representatives of Mie government tinder civil service. Tliis he?me known' at the White House to day. r. was -said that while there might be changes in the personnel of the consuls-several at the more important posts, t).i;so wonld extend only to such places as might hn'e been filled with i political favorites heretofore and not by promotion from the consular service itself. JEALOUS LOVER DEAD BY HIS OWN HAND RUTLAND BANK A CLAIMANT. Against John W. Deering of Boiton, Who Is in Bankruptcy. Boston, May 10. John W. Deering, retired, of 2! Newbury street, filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy in the United States district court yesterday, showing liabilities of $110,440.34, of which IJ18,:i0O is secured, f.nd $l,ft45.K7 tirseeured. His asset amount to $1,- 200, which is in real estate. . Secured elaiini fire held bv Luna K. Deering of Boston, 4.000; Marble Savings bank, Kutland, Vt., $4,700; J. Henry Russell, trustee, Boston, $4,000; and A. E. Scott, trustee, Boston, $4,700. The Massachu setts General hospital holds an unsecured claim for $1 ,200.84. ARE GUARDING POWER PLANTS For Fear of Trouble at Pat erson, N. J., Following Threats TALK OF THE TOWN QUINLAN'S CONVICTION CAUSES EXCITEMENT After He Had Wounded Woman and Tried to Kill Otters at Worces ter, Mass. Worcester. Mass., May IB. In a mad passion of jealousy, following a quarrel with the woman he professed to love, a man, known to the police as v MMm Grout, last evening shot Mrs. May Bux ton, a comely meddle aged woman, at her home on Kern street, and then Hred a bullet through his heart. The woman i:i at the City hospital and is expected to recover. Mrs. Buxton's three-y.-ar-old daugh ter, Ruth, and her mother. Mrs. Frank Bobbins, were near at the tinw and owe their lives to the fact that one of the cartridges in Grant's revolver failed to explode, 'for he turned it upon them the moment he had shot Mrs. Buxton. The nammer fell harmlessly, however, and before he had opportunity to pull the trigger a third tune, Mrs. Bobbins, with her child in her arms, had managed to ile! to the street. Screaming in terror, she attracted a scdre of persons, who, with an officer, entered the house. Although no' tine had heard a second shot, they came upon the body of .Grant stretched at full length on the floor of the fitting room. 1 here was a gaping wound at the heart Death had been instantaneous. BRYAN DISAPPOINTED THEM. By Failure to Attend Y. M. C. A. Annual Convention. Cincinnati. Muy 111. The 2,000 or more delegates to the 3Sth annual convention of t lie V. M. C A. were disappointed last night when a t'legram was read from Secretary of State Bryan regret ting that he could not be present as he had hoped. The only address of the evening was that of Robert K. Spesr of New -York. The election of officers yesterday re sulted as follows: President, Dr. Irn l.andrith. Tennessee; vice-presidents,. I). B. Meacham of Cincinnati, herald Birke of Canada, S. W. Aver of New Jersey, Burke C-aker of Texan, Jajws E. Brown f Alsbama. A. B. Priseoll of Minnesota, P. D. Moster of Iowa. Fred Fuller of j Colorado and . Woods White or Georgia; secretary, L W. Parker of II Jinois. A report' to the convention showed that in the last ten years the value of the association's property lias grown from $2H.aOO,000 to $8 1 .' 10.000. The membership has increased from 32.1.224 to fion.onn. ELIOT SEES END OF WAR. - Education and Arbitration Are Forces for World Peace. Motion k Lake. N. Y.. May In. Educa tion and the gradual adoption of the judicial settlement of international dis putes arc among the forces that will work for te rooting out of the cause of war. declared Dr. diaries W. Eliot. pre-! Idetit emeritus or Harvard university, in J addressing the fourth session of the Lake Mohonk conference on international ar I itration last night. The surviving reason that might lead to international strife were discussed at length by Dr. Eliot, who was the presiding officer. Others who talked on international peace were Ralph Lane, journalist, of Paris; P. P. Claxton. I'nited States -om'misioner of education and Prof. Felix Adler of Columbia university. Arthur 'J'rudo, who has i.v-on visiting in the city for several days, returned to day to his home in Burlington. S. Hollister Jackson left last night for Adrian, Mich., where he eontasts a ease before the Michigan courts. D. B. Dwmell, who has been spending a few days wtih friends in tha city, re turned this forenoon to his home in East Calais. Mis Gertrude Mackie is passing sev eral duvs in Montpelier. where she is assisting in the office of City Judge E. M. Uarvey. Mi Caroline Emerson of Slicrbrooke, P. Q., arrived in the city last night for a ten days' visit with relative on North Seminary street. Miss Ethel Burbank, who has been spending a week with relatives in East Barre, was a visitor in the. city to-day while on her way home to Hvde Park. Irvin L. Potter will read "The Mer chant of Venice" nt Goddard seminary Tuesday night, under the auspices of ilie graduating cla.ss. The admission will be 2.)C. Mrs. Harold Barton, who has been ; spending several weeks with her parents, j Mr. and Mrs. Virgil J. Ayers, or Ayers street, left this forenoon for her home in Boston, Mass. . ' Dan A. Perry will conduct an auc tion sale of groceries at the store of E. M. Hut phi na in East Barre to-morrow. The auction will continue through out the afternoon and evening. The condition of Charles K Smith of Wst Patterson street, who has' been confined to the house by inrlammotory rheumatism for the past ten days, is reported to be somewhat improved. United Stues naturalization court opened at city hall this forenoon with Clerk Fred S. Piatt of Rutland presid- ng. United States Marshal Horace W . Bailey of jjv'ewbury was in the city to open the session. Miss Kthel hwen of Orange street left last night for Woonsooket, K. f.. where she will remain for a few weeks. She i is taking a three weeks' vacation from her duties at the National Life In surance company at .Montpelier. Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Scofield of Palm Beach, Fla., are making an extended stay at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Campbell of North Main street and with other relatives in the eity. Mr. and Mr. Scofield are former residents' of Barre. St. Michael's college is rated as one of the strongest minor college!, team play ing baseball in New England. There are several star of repute in their line up. Brave Fowlie is their backstop. Game starts at 3 o'clock. Intercity park. .'.' The Barre . Athletics will play their first game at Intercity park to-morrow afternoon against St. Michael's college. The grounds have been renovated, as have the stands. Game starts at 3 o'clock. It will be the best game of the sci son. Charles Olliver of the .Washington street extension returned this morning from Boston, where as a delegate from Green Mountain lodge of this city, he attended the annual convention of the Massachusetts Manchester Unity Odd Fellows. While absent, Mr. Olliver made a short visit with menus in Lancaster, Mass. Judge H. W. Scott, who has been ab sent from the city several davs, at tending the N. E. O. I. convention in Boston and the Odd fellows convention in Burlington, returned to uarre to-day. Judge Scott was elected one of the su preme lodge trustees of the N. E. O. P., and was also honored with the office of grand patriarch of Odd Fellows at Burlington. One Speaker Advised Crowd of 10,000 to Tie Up Car Lines and Power Plants Palo. "son, N. J May HI -All the power plants in the city a ri under guard to-day in view pf threats of a general strike made bv speakers yester day at a meeting of the striking silk mill workers, called to protest against the conviction, on a charge of inciting to riot, of Patrick Quinlan, leader of the Industrial Workers of the World. Ten thousand strikers. and sympathiz ers attended the protest meeting, cheer ing madly when Adolph Lessig, one of those indicted on a similar charge, ad vised them to tie up every garage and street car line in the city and put out all the lights for a couple of night, Quintan predicted that William D. Ilayi wood, Lessig, Carlo .Treska and Eliza beth Gurley Flynn would also be con victed.' Haywood declared that Ettor, Giovannitti and others are ready to take their places if they are sent to jail. NEW HAMPSHIRE MAN FOR FIRST CIRCUIT FINISHED BARRE INSPECTION. State Factory Inspector Calhoun Now Engaged at Quarries. State Factory Inspector Allan Cal houn of Middlehury last night finished hi inspection of the industries of Barre, having spent seven days in Barre and Montpelier alone and still having the iuarry section to Juok over, Whereas lie expected to finish the work in a day and a half. While more or less conversant with the granite industry, Inspector Cal houn was not prepared to And such mag nitude of business and he was very much surprised. And not only was he surprised at the fimgnitude of the city's industries but he was much pleased at the attitude of the people toward factory inspection anil with the general efforts maintained to secure good working condition, although he round Unit with some particulars, notably the ue of common drinking utensil and lack of sanitary .equipment in a few of the granite plants. Inspector Calhoun commenced at the north end of the city and worked through to the south end, most of the time being occupied with granite plants. He said l.e found most of the granite plants well built and al.itig Modern lines and equip ped with necessary appliances for safe guarding workmen. He was gratified at the apparent pains vhich manufac turers have taken to protect their work men trom machinery. , As to the dust menace, the inspector reported that he has an engineer en gaged in an effort to devise some means to do sway with the dust and he hoped to have an appliance worked out by the coming fall. He noted the willingness of many manufacturers to install equip ment which would have a tendency to remove the dust nuisance, but he was forced to confess that the equipment thus far devised had not filled the bill. This morning Inspector Calhoun went to Graniteville to begin the inspection of the quarry section, and he expects to ! engaged in that work for several davs. . i WOMAN FREED WITHOUT TRIAL Mrs. Wells Went at Once to the Home pf Her Par ents in Milton . FOLLOWING DECISION TO NOL PR0SS CASE She Was Indicted on Charge of Murdering Two of Her Children VERMONT F. OF A. HAD BIG CONVENTION Judge Bingham of Manchester Appointed to Fill Vacancy Due to Retirement of Judge Colt. Wnshington, May 16. New Hamp shire has won over Rhode Island in the nomination bv President Wilson of Judge (ieorgo iiutchins Bingham of Man chester to be a judge of the first United States circuit court, friends of Dis trict Judge Brown of Rhode Island had warmly urged his promotion at the White House, and these included the Democratic representatives from that state. Massachusetts has remained neu tral throughout the contest, but Judge Bingham had the support' of Senator Henry F. Hollis(and practically all of New Hampshire. Senator Gallingcr will acquiesce readily in the selection. The vacancy was created by the election to the United States Senate of Judge Le Baron B. Colt. Business Session Yesterday Afternoon and a Reception Last Evening at Rutland. SEND MORE MORGAN HORSES INTO VER3I0NT War Department So Decides Under Plan for Betterment of Breed of Horses in the Cavalry and Artillery. Washington, D. C, May 10. Under a plan adopted by the war department for the betterment of the breed of horses used in the cavalry and artillery branch es of the army, the bureau of animal in dustry of the department of agriculture has completed arrangements for dis tributing its stud of 44 stallions through out the country. The result of the ef forts of the bureau to encourage the breeding of army horses is gratifying, it was announced to-day. Announcement I was also made of the placing of seven Morgan stallion in the New England j horse breeding districts, comprising the states "f New Hampshire and Vermont. OPENS IN TENT JULY I. The Italian Independent club baseball team went to Graniteville last night. Details of First Day of Gettysburg Cele where they fought for nine innings with bration Completed. tne (iraniteviiie a. C. team to vc, a to BOMBS FOUND TO-DAY No Damage Wat Done Because Thert Was No Explosion London. May Ifl. The militant suffra gette bomb campaign continued in sev eral quarters of London and the prov inces to-day. A canister of explosives with a chskwork attachment was found in the Bother-Hit lie puWic library in the snuthea-t section of London and an other machine with partly burned fuse was found in a letterbox in the it re me south wet section. i. The game was replete with specta cular plays and was interesting through out. The battery used by the Burr club was Clarke and Marcheal. Finnegan and Mcf.eay compose,! the battery used by the Graniteville team. A return game between the two clubs will be played in this city within a few weeks. Superintendent E. M. Roseoe of the city schools left yesterday afternoon for St. Albans, where to-day he Httemled the annual meeting of the Krankkin County Teachers' association. At the forenoon session, Superintendent Roseoe gave an address on I he fetching of . -.V II . iL- -.1 . I""'r' l" Ar.inmenc. .ng ine oiner speuK. r, ,j h tion of thc dsv ,nd thp ,(). rl v? g W" r.uP- J"V r i"K Prer will be made bv the chaplain "' -; .11 ,, of the I nited Confederate Veterans I prmnni rhpoc-ibiioii, w ihj gpnke on I ne Greater Vermont.'' Edwin Whitney, who appears at the Barre opera house on the evening irf Gettysburg. May 16. Details of the first day of the celebration of the ."rtlth anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg in July were decided upon yestenlav afternoon at a meeting of the Pennsyl vania commission arid representatives of the various states. The opening ceremony will take place in a luige tent on July 1 and prayer by the chaplain of the Grand Army of the Republic will be the formal opening of the celebration. Addresses of welcome will be made by representatives of both the Grand Army and the United Confederate Veterans. Governor Tener of Pennsylvania will de- Rutland. May Hi. There were 450 del egates and visitors present at the bien nial convention in this city yesterday of the Vermont state branch of the Foresters of America. Officers were elected and installed, at the afternoon session, and in the evening Court Killing ton of this city tendered a reception and banquet to the visitors at the hall. Re ports showed the grand court to lie in a flourishing financial condition with $300 in the treasury after all bills had beeft paid. The present membership of the organization in Vermont is 3,400. The officers elected were: Grand chief ranger, J. B. Flanagan of Proctor; grand sub-chief ranger, Samuell Leonard of West Rutland; grand treasurer, J. A. Ryan of Bellows Falls; grand secretary, James J. Hatpin of Pittsford; grand re cording secretary, Charles Jxmergan of Montpelier; senior woodward, H. P. Lo- aire 'of Bellows Falls; junior woodward, Edward Shannon of Bennington; senior beadle, L. E. Leonard of Pittsford; junior beadle. J. Curtis of Proctor; first trustee, Dr. John L, Welch of Proctor; second trustee, P. H, Walker of Eat Barre; third trustee, S. D. Donald of East Barre; delegates to the supreme convention at Atlantic City, N. J., in July, James Lawson of Webrterville; al ternate, J. A. Ryan of Bellows Falls. The speakers last night included Past Grand Chief Ranger Lawson of Wcb sterville, Grand Chief Ranger Flanagan, Supreme Brail Mo P. J. Kennedy of Ex eter. N. II., G. W, Ronald of" Bellows Falls, W. Horan of Bennington, and others. S. J. McDonald of Pittsford was toastmaster. There were delegates present from this city. West Rutland, Proctor. East Barre, Barre. Bennington, Bellows Falls. W'ebsterville, Arlington. Pittsford, Pittsfield. and a number of other Vermont towns. Practically all the state officers were in attendance". The convention was one of the best attended and most enthusiastic in thc history of the Foresters in Vermont. St. Albans, May 16. Following the acquittal of Julius Wells of the charge of murdering liis 6-year-old son, Louis, i . . ' ' .1 . I -I oy naminisiering poison in me jorui oi arsenic and the not prossing of tne in dictment charging similar crime in the death of his 4-year-old daughter, Marie, in Franklin county court yesterday, At torney .General Brown and State's At torney Idd kte in the day decided to n ol pross the indictments of like nature which were brought against Mrs. Wells, the mother of the children.' In accordance with that decision, Mrs, Wells was freed in court late in the afternoon and, accompanied by her at torneys. S. S. Cushing and W. R. Me Feeters, left by automobile at once for the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Enos Liduc. in Milton. It was State's Attorney Ladd who told the woman that she was to be re leased. She was alone in her cell at the time and expressed great joy, but Deputy Sheriff Todd was away and Mrs. Wells greji- nervous awaiting his return. Her father and her eldest daughter, Au gusta, were at the jail. Her aister, Mrs. George Bombard, and two children of Montpelier, ho have beesi in the city. left on the 6:30 train for Milton, as did also Mr. and Mrs. Ladue and Mrs. Wells' brother. Thc two children alleged to have been poisoned bv arsenic died suddenly and the stomachs, after being examined at the state laboratory of hygiene, Burling ton, were found to contain arsenic in conw'derabl? quantity. Their deaths oc curred on December 2 and 3, l'J12, re speetiveJy, and Mrs. Wells was arrested on January .1. and Mr. Wells on March 10. On March 1!) true bills were found sgainst both Mr. and Mrs. Wells, the charge being murder in the first degree. The trisl of Mr. Wells opened May 6. The state alleged that the parents, who are in poor circumstances, poigoned the little ones in order to obtain the small insurance on their lives. It was claimed bv the defense that the children were accidentally poisoned by- eating condensed mrlk which had been kept near rat poison and so contaminated. ' Mrs. Wells appeared as a witness against her husband, testifying that he begged her to commit suicide and so divert suspicion from him. The lawyers for Wells maintained that the woman sought to saw herself by sacrificing her husband. THE LATE PETER ALEXANDER. WELL KNOWN- RESIDENT DIED LAST NIGHT Peter Alexander Was for 19 Years Treas urer of Barre Branch G. C. I. A. and Closely Identified With. Union Affairs. . REBElWtND .-vx .It iriiTiAn UUNVtN UN Mrs. Stella Bailey of Hard wick Was Elected As sembly President GOOD PROGRESS MADE DURING PAST YEAR One New Lodge Was Insti tuted and Two Were Consolidated Fellows' 28th an- M0RE SERIOUS CHARGE. Has Been Preferred By State's Attorney in McLeod Woman's Case. May 21 in the last number of the lec ture course, is a reader who can point with pride to an unusual number of "re turn engagements." This means that he hss won his audiences and they Vsnt him again. The charm of his work is his great versatility. Plenty of laughs if you want them, or tears if you pre fer, but whichever they ar" thev are given with force and refinement onlv to lie found in one with natural talent supplemented by rears of experience. From those who have been privileged to hear him there comes the universal ac- cMim: "lhe Mng ot -tory letters. Dr.'O. E. Barr f this citv holds th- reoom 10 aaie mis season lor lake trout jat Casjvan lake by merit bf the string SAVED WORK FOR POLICE. Austin Chelver, Said to Be from Mont pelier, Arrested Himself. Burlington, May HI. Armed wit'n a pail of black paint, some "dryer," paint brushes and a journeyman painter's card. Au'tin Chelver of Montpelier struck town Wednesday. Instead of putting aj ...,nr nf f.iai-v tiint on the toun cini-1 Sixth Local C, er set out to paint the city red. He drew up at the polio- office much the worse for wear and the police depart ment kindly suggested that he go over REPENTED OF HIS ACT But Too Late to Save His Life, Frank C." Morin a Suicide. Burlington, May 11. Frank C. Morin of 2.1 Church street, a paper hanger, aged 40 years, committed suicide yester day afternoon by swallowing a quantity of cyanide of potassium. He died wthin an hour in spite of strenuous efforts of three physicians to save his life. Mr. Morin had heen trying heroically for a long time to rid himself of the drink habit, without permanent success. For the past few days he had heen ill and more or les despondent. He told his wife several times that he wished he could end it all. Laf-- yesterday forenoon he slipped out of the house and returned very soon. A few minutes later he called to his wife to get the doctor, evidently renenting of his act, as he had swallowed the acid. Drs. Murray Wilder ami Eastman were summoned, but the man hip-cl into '.inconsciousness and died a little after one o'clock. Mr. Morin ;s survived bv his wife. and one son of Bridgeport, Conn., who was notified by telephone and will come to Burlington. The read mail also has several brothers. ITS 45D MEETING. still another bomb was found in IMv e .T.. ' "" , rTr' imt. i it. imrr a m-nioer oi a psrty -ompo"d of Archie Nte and Dr. Barr of this city and N. C. Baldwin and John Dis of Eat Montpelier. To- Trinity church at Hastings, a popular watering-place on the south coast, where militants have been active d'iring the past wr"U. Its fne also had burned out Shoots 30O-Pound Vermont Bear. St. John-bry Ontpr. May IS. Re pnrt ranie to town yesterdiy when the bounty of fl2 was claimed of a black b--r weighing 0 pounds that was hot n Bible hill by Carl Wheeler. He mw it when going for his tows and returned as soon a powible well-armed. The War' mste has been seen aa tba aaiue yjtjiity. Eat Montpelier, gether the party had 4 pounds of the Itrotrt. Dr. Barr was the mot suecess I f ul with the rod. He vwnked one trout that tipped the wrales at 14'i poinds. People residing on the shores of the lake were unanimmt in saving that th was the lirget to be tnken this seasnn. Dr. Barr" ski! snd ability did not end with this fish, for among h i catrh was another lake'tmnt weighing 104 pounds. There were t other trout E. Un:on in Session at Mclndoes. Melndoes. May 16 The 43d meeting of tte sixth local Christian Endeavor union of Vermont was liei.l in the ( on to the jail and have himself arrested. gregationsl church here vesterdav. Mrs. helvrr took the suggestion seriously i ),,nall Fraser of Well's River opened snd knocked at the jail door. When ! j( nie.-ting with a devotional service. . i i L - L ... I i. i . : .. .. i.i .1... . , . bsKt-u i.r n-ii nr r ,.i iK-n iimt artcrooon an aniress was giv- he had come over to get locked up so he j,.,, t,v ( lemma Seaver. itnt could sober up. He was accommodate d j M.rrimrx of the Vermont Christian En. with a lierth behind the bars. TONSILITIS AT ST. J0HNSBURY. Tea Out of Sixteen Pupils in One School Have Malady. St. JMinsbury. Mar 16. The chool at Four Corners, about two miles from th;s Milage but in th town of St. Johns-t-urv. taught by Mias Marie I-ee. is rl.wd lMs-ause of an epidemic of ton- ilitis. Ten of ti) 16 pupils have the malaiv. and thre are two or three other cases. deavor union, followed by a discussion; Mi-ss Margaret Blair of Baroet Center, snd Rev. A. R. Crewe of Bradford spoke. The sermon was by Rev. (. Z. Zieg ler of South Rvegate. Last evetrrg Kcv. Donald Eraser Wells River gsve an address. of Charges of a seisous nature have been preferred bv State's Attorney J. Ward Carver against Mra. Georgia McLeod of 17 Railroad street, sometimes known as Ooldie Sun, who detained at police headquarters on a warrant which accuses her of keeping a house of ill fame. The woman was arrested vesterdav bv Offi cer Harry Gamble and arraigned before Acting Judge A. A. Sargent in city Court. Site entered a plea of not guilty and her detention at the station followed her failure to Becure bonds of $300 for her appearance at a hearing to be held next Wednesday morn-ing. In consequence of what are said to i be sensational disclosures made by one Goldie Whiteinan, who was arraigned yesterday on an intoxication charge, complaint has been made by the state's attorney alleging that tbe respondent, Mrs. McLeod. has violated No. 22H of the public statutes on two counts, at least. No. 22H is codified as "An act to prevent what is commonly known ias the 'wiiiie slave trainc. - A war- runt ewling for the arrest of the woman j on two counts was placed in the hands of Chief of Police Samuel .Sinclair last night. She is still in custody and it will probably be served at some time during the days preceding the hearing of next Wednesday. Under the provisions of the act, as passed by the legislature of 1010, the two eounts constitute a felony for which the offender may receive, if convicted, a fine of not less than $200, nor more than K.'H'O. or imprisonment in the state pris on for a term of not less than one year, nor more than ten years, or both. The charge accuses the respondent of pro curing a female for commercial purposes and intimates that the woman has kept at least one girl at her house on Railroad street. The act under wWch Mrs. McLeod is to he held was passed tor the express purpose of suppressing what is known as the "white rtave" traffic, although the present ease 4a the first of its kind to come up before the local court. The respondent will likely be taken to the county jail to-night to await heanng on the nrst charge. Another Woman in Court. Mrs. Minnie Willis of Foster street. over whose tesd sentence for keeping has been upemled fnee she pleaded guilty in city court several months awo, ws arraigned before the judge rt-r-dsy afternoon for sentence. Respond ents counsel w unable to b prevent Peter Alexander of 13 Branch street, a member of the. granite supply firm of Alexander & Co., and one of the best known residents of Bane, died at 11:10 last night at his home after an illness with hr-art trouble and bronchitis which became critical about a week ago. He was nt first taken sick about two and a half months ago but Md been well enough at times to be at his office, un til May n. w hen he was compelled to re linquish his duties. Mr. Alexander was one ot the nrst to come from Scotland to Barre after the granite industry here took a boom, al though prior to his arrival in Barre he had resided for a short time in the other grsnite centers." Quincy, Mass., and I la 1 - lowcll, Me. Ha also was one of the first to be associated with unionism and was for HI years treasurer of Barre branch, G. C. I. A., being so familiar to union men that he was sometimes called the "grand old man'' of union''m. He was treasurer of the branch during the troublous times of tb groit strike in '02. He was born in Aberdeen. Scotland, on February 3, 1X40", being the son of George and Elizabeth (GreigV Alexander. He learned the stonecutters' tradi in Aber deen and spent some years there while engaged in that occupation, lie came to the United States first in 1883, going to Quincy, Mass., and then to Hallowell, lr later returning to Scotland to bring back his family. For the first year fol lowing his return to the United States he lived in Quincy and then two years in lUIlowell. It was in 18S8 that Mr. Alexander came to Barre and he had since residiJ here, following his occupation of granite cutter tmtil live years ago, when be went into business. He was closely iden tified with the local granite cutters' un ion since its formation and, as stated above, was its financial director during the entire time that he remained a mem ber of the union, or until be entered business. He joined the Hallowell branch in 1880. He had also served faithfully as treas urer of Court Granite City, Forester of America, and was recently engaged in settling up the affairs of that organiza tion, as well as of the Order of Condors, of which he was treasurer for some time. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge in Aberdeen and was a member of Operative lodge, 150, F. and A. M. of Aberdeen. He was a member of the First Congregational church of Barre. Mr. .Alexander leaves his widow, Mjiry Vtyness Alexander, to w hom Ire was mar ried in 1870, and one son, Henry, of Barre: also one brother. WSIliam Alexan der. of Fraserburgh, Scotland. The funeral will be held, at the Con gregational church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o clock, being preceded by a sJiort prayer service at the residence on Branch street. Rev. J. W. Barnett officiating. Interment will be in Hope cemetery. No flowers. Burlington, May JO. Odd week closed to-day with the nua,l session of the Rebekah assembly, there being an unusually large attend ance. Miss Grace E. Richmond of Rut land, the president of the assembly, was in the chair. The report of the secretary showed there are !) lodges in Vermont with a roiai memnersnip or 0,733, which in cludes 2,447 brothers and 4.28U sisters. There was net gain of 174 in mem bership nnd there were 7G deaths, in cluding 47 sisters and 2tt brothers. One new lodge was instituted during the year, that being Col fox of Wartisboro; and two others were consolidated. At this afternoon's session, Mrs. Stella Bailey of Hardwick was elected presi dent of the assembly. The Rebekahs will meet with the Odd i'ellows at Mont pelier next year. Last evening's gathering of Rebekahs was opened in form by the " assembly, which also closed the meeting. The de gree team of U8 members from Good Will Rehekah lodge of Rutland exempli fied thc Rehekah degree beore an audi ence of some 400 persons. Mrs. Grace E. Richmond of Rutland, state president of the assembly, intro duced the speakers, who were Grand Mister Roberts, Past Grand Masters Marshall and Taher. and Grand Pa triarch Johnson of Massachusetts, Grand Secretary Way of New Hampshire, Grand Mat?r Ingalls, Grand Warden Holcombe, Grand Chaplain Miller and Past Grand Master Nichols. Vocal solos were sung by Mrs. Mamie Davis and Mr. Roberts. WITH TWO EXCEPTIONS. It Has Rained Every Spanish War Vet erans Holiday To-day No Exception. A copious rainfall that started 'ere the dawn was an hour old did not deter some thirty-five or forty veterans of '8 from riding down to Caledonia park this morning for the annual reunion of the Spanish War Veterans' association "the occasion being the fifteenth anniversary of thc day when the First Regiment was mustered into the United States service and young soldiers set out for Cliioka inauga park with high hopes of seeing real warfare. Actual righting most of them never experienced, of course, and with the exception of two instance, it has rained every time the veterans have got together for their annual reunion. At the park to-day. there were boys from Company E of Barre. H company of Montpelier, F company, Northfiehl, end a sprinkling from companies M of Burlington and K of Bennington. Men who served as regulars in the ranks were also there and a number of honorary memliers were also present. An ela!o- rate program of fit-Id sport, including the championship baseball game, had leen planned, but owing to the preva lence of moisture overhead and under toot, it was thought this forenoon that most of the reunion would take place inside the pavilion. During the day a ontinuous lunch was served and to re compense the veterans for the bad weather encountered, several of the l"t story-tellers regaled the audience with a repertoire of the best that memories of Chickainanga afforded. That the day was not without its many redeeming jteatiire'. almost everylmuy who braved the elements and went to the park this mornivg will bkelv agree. The militia- IN MONTPELIER NEXT YEAR. Grand Lodge Encampment of Odd Fel s. . lows Will Be Held. Burlington, May 16. The grand lodgn of Odd Fellows yesterday afternoon elected officers as follows; Grand Master Elwin L. Ingalls of Hartford. Deputy grand master Perlie J. Put nam of Windsor. Grand warden L. C. Holcombe of Mil ton. Grand secretary O. H. Henderson of St. Johnsbury. Grand treasurer L. V, Grant of Bgr. lington. Grand chaplain Rev. Dr. Frank De Frees Miller of Enosburg Falls. Grand representative to the sovereign g-rand lodge F. G. Nichols of Richmond. Grand marshal J. u. Roy of East Barnct. Grand conductor E. A. Spear of Woodstock. Grand guardian 0. W. Edwards of Burlington. Grand herald Alexander Duncan of Barre. Trustee of Gill Odd Fellows' home, for four years Dr. W. N. Bryant of Ludlow. District deputy grand masters were appointed as follows: District No. 1 J. T. Carpenter. k District No. 2 E. J. Trombly. District No. 3 W. C. F'innessy. listrict No. 4 S. M. Simmons. District No. 5 FTsnk T. Rich. District No. fi F. T. Brigham. District No. 7 J. A. Smith. District No. 8 M W. Ricker. District No. P- M. J. Pike. District No. 10 Earl F. Davis. District No. II (To be appointed). District No. 12 B. M. Newton. District No. 13 G. B. Houghton. The next session of the grand lodge will be held in Montpelier. BISHOP WEEKS SPOKE. POSTMASTERS APPOINTED. Midllebury and Manchester Vacancies j men bate prosed th'ir ability to make and at the request of State's Attorney mprr.v ,,n,,,r conditions in the Carver, the ae continued for sen - I"1 n ! ,!T d,,T t"'day 'r n tence until next Wednesdav. ' ' !'" e. ' I . I he vmm:ttee in ehrg of the ar- " Changed Bis Plea. jrsngcmmt for the out:ng was as fo!- John Carlison. who was arrestnt ten '!: Oorge N. Til.len, W. S. Ro!bins. vs ago on a lireach of rw-x.v charge. 1 lioms J. Mercer ot lurre. .. uin. me into city court this forenoon and Gnrjte I.. I-a-M an . II. Merlmg of Grcnwoni of At Closing Session of Montpelier District Episcopal Woman's Auxiliary. Next year's annual meeting of tha Episcopal Woman's Auxiliary of the Montpelier district will meet at St. John the Baptist church in Websterville, ac cording to a decision reached at tha tenth annual meeting of the organization which closed its one-day session in the Church of the Good Shepherd late yes terday afternoon. Just before the close, of yesterday's meeting, Rt. Rev. William Fsrrar Weeks, coadjutor bishop of the diocese, delivered a stirring address on the relations which should exist between the auxiliary and the church's board of missions. "in the congregation there were many delegates and a representa tion of local parishioners when the bish op began his address shortly after 4:10 o clock. During the afternoon a brief business session resulted in the election of Mrs. K. M. Denny of Montpelier to serve an other year as vice-president of the dis trict. "The district secretary, Mrs. J. W. Vaughan, was elected at the forenoon njeeting. DEATH OF GEORGE 0'LEARY. ruled Yesterday. . hanged his of not gu lty. admittirg MontH '-r and .Mm L. Washington. May Ht. Postmasters the ofTon and paying a fine of jCi an I i Norti.fiel.1. of .V4H inis.i-. hy Ju.Ir . W I were nominated jterdsy for two r-!o-t f -V4H inis.i-. by .ludr H. W moot ofrW: Rolxrt .1. rri at Man-jNi.tt. Csr!fn was arrested bv (ifTirrri in nis bi.pi insi rigw approximate- in ine neigntKirn.wwi. .None ot the peo- Hester ant Aiian 1. va.noun ai Aii4dJc- lurry i.amnie nv i.rand Juror tiogh II j r s . I' w " i rnuii- j t. v j . tarpentcr'a warrsnt. . Weather Forecast. ,s!pr ln V;l. Saturday. t-J; nwlcrste variable winds. iinsi t- For Five Years Employed in Wet mora & Mors Quarry in Websterville. George D. 0"Leary died yesterday morning at 4:15 o'clock at his home in Welt-rvi!Ie from arterio sclerosis, at the age of 5 year. Mr. O'Leary wras born in Halifax, N. S., and came to t terville a!out live years ago. Ever inT cwming to that place, he was em- j loved on trie Wet more & Mre quarry. He i surme-1 hy his wi!e snd a step sm. HsruU I.. Greene. The funeral wij tie held to-morrow m.imins at nine n'rWk in St. Sylvester ' bur.-ii in GranitrviFe. with burial ia t;.e Catliolic st-metery in this city.