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That Is the Present Inclina
tion of Pres. Wilson,
It Is Said
Changes' at Important Posts
Are Likely to Be
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
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.
For Fear of Trouble at Pat
erson, N. J., Following
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.
By Failure to Attend Y. M. C. A. Annual
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
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.
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
Mis Gertrude Mackie is passing sev
eral duvs in Montpelier. where she is
assisting in the office of City Judge E. M.
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,
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.
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
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
Mrs. Wells Went at Once to
the Home pf Her Par
ents in Milton .
She Was Indicted on Charge
of Murdering Two of
Her Children
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
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.
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
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'
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.
Peter Alexander Was for 19 Years Treas
urer of Barre Branch G. C. I. A.
and Closely Identified
With. Union Affairs. .
.-vx .It iriiTiAn
Mrs. Stella Bailey of Hard
wick Was Elected As
sembly President
One New Lodge Was Insti
tuted and Two Were
28th an-
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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-
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.
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
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
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.
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-
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
Deputy grand master Perlie J. Put
nam of Windsor.
Grand warden L. C. Holcombe of Mil
Grand secretary O. H. Henderson of
St. Johnsbury.
Grand treasurer L. V, Grant of Bgr.
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
Grand conductor E. A. Spear of
Grand guardian 0. W. Edwards of
Grand herald Alexander Duncan of
Trustee of Gill Odd Fellows' home,
for four years Dr. W. N. Bryant of
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.
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
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.

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