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VOL. XVII NO. 75. BAKUK, VEH3IONT, TIIUHSDAV, JUNK 12, 1913. PllICE, one CENT. THE 18 MEN FELL BEFORE MOROS Six American Soldiers Were Killed and Twelve Were . Wounded SWITZERLAND'S CR(ESUS DIDN'T WANT TO LIVE BUT U. S. TROOPS DROVE OUT REBELS Latter Made a Desperate Stand at the Bagsag Entrenchments Manila, June 12. The entrenchment of the rebellious Moros under the ml tan of Jolo at Bagsag was taken by the American forces to-day. after a fierce battle, in which the American casualties were six killed and twelve wounded The casualties are retarded as few in view of the stubborn resistance which the Moros made. Brigadier General Pershing, who led the American forces, declares he will continue his operations in Jolo until all the tribesmen's guns have been tak en and the island is wholly peaceful. Pis Wife Felt the Same, So They Turned on the Gas Last Night and Were Found Dead This Morning. Zurich, Switzerland. June 12. Eugene Maggi and his wife, believed to be the wealthiest persons in Switzerland, com nutted suicide lo-d.y, their act being actuated bv sheer lack of interest in life. Mr. Mnggi was only 41 years of age and Mrs. Maggi wax 35, and their joint estates are estimated at $10,000, 000. The couple were greatly disappointed because their marriago was without is sue and last night in a fit of despond ency they decided to end their lives. They retired to a bedroom in their villa and turned on the gas. They were found dead this morning. i E. S. WESTON RE ELECTED MASONS' GRAND MASTER ASSASSIN'S VICTIM WAS BURIED TO-DAY Body of Grand Vizier Schefket Pasha Placed in Tomb Where Many of His Soldiers Fell in 1909. Constantinople, June 12. The assas sinated Grand Vizier Mahmoud Schefket rash was buried tJliis morning in a mausoleum on the hill of Liberty, in the outskirts of the Turkish capital, where manv of his soldiers fell while he was leading them against Constanti nople in April, 1900, when the revolt of Ottoman troops brought about the de position of Sultan Alidul Haniid. The funeral ceremony was carried out with great pomp, in which most of the gar rison of the city participated. The fallowing official account , of the assassination has been issued: "On leaving the ministry of war this morning the grand vizier entered a mo tor car with the intention of proceed ing to the Sublime Porte. But the car was obliged to Btop while going through Tarerid and Divan Volu square because the' road was torn up. Some persons in another ear, whose identity has not been established, fired 10 shots at the car. The grand vizier, w,ho was severely wounded, was taken back to the ministry of war, where he died half an hour Inter. "Lieut. Tbraham Bey. who was accom panying Mahmoud Schefket Pnslia, also was hit bv some of the bullets and subsequently died." A man named Topal Tewifk has teen arrested. He is suspected of being one of the assassins, lie had in his pos session two revolvers and some cart ridges. Captain Schref, wh was riding with the grand .viier at Wie time, describes the tragedy as follows: "We were leaving Bayezid square when our motor stopped on account of repairs being made to the road. I heard an ex plosion, but attached no import inoe to it. thinking that a tire had burst. But Schefket Pasha fell forward. 1 took him in my arms to hold him up and saw blood on his face. "The reports continued and I jumped from the motor to seize the assassins, but they fled in their car with the ex ception of 'Topal Tewfik. who had no time to get in. One of the assassins in the back of the car fired at me re peatedly and I cannot understand why I was not Int. The motor car used by the assassins was found yesterday afternoon and the owner of the car placed under arrest. lie has already made certain admis "ions. . . Closing Session of Grand Lodge Meeting Held in Burlington W. E. Catto of Barre Grand Junior Deacon. Burlington, June 12. The closing ses sion of the grand lodge of Masons was held here to-day. Eugene S. eston of New Haven was re-elected grand mas ter. The other officers are the same with the exception of the election of V, J. Boyce of Woodstock as senior deacon, W. E. Catto of Barre as grand junior deacon and R. R. Obryan of Middlebury as grand tyler. Masonic Veteran Association. Burlington, June 12. The annual meeting of the Masonic Veteran Associa tion of Vermont was held last night, and in addition to the regular business the annual address was delivered by Retiring Chief Prank M. Rood of Poult- ney. the following ollicers were elected and installed: i Venerable chief. Nelson L. Boyden, Randolph; first associate chief, George F. Leland, Springfield; second associate chieft William J. Boyce. Wbodstock ; treasurer, Charles ' A. ( alderwood. St. Johnsbury; secretary, Henry II. Ross, Burlington; chaplain, Jev. A. .1. tlough, Brownsville; marshal, Austin 1, Paige, Lyndon vi He; sentinel, Don A. Pollard, Proetorsville. NEW SCANDAL THREATENED Connecting British Officials with Speculation in Oil Stocks CUTTERS STRIKE HALTS GRANITE CONSTRUCTION MANNER RESEMBLING MARCONI DISCLOSURE Trouble Spreads; Contractors, Fighting Wage Increase, Hire New Men. 'onstnietion granite Books of Bankrupt Stock Broker Said to Give Revelation London, June 12. Scandals connecting members of the British government with speculations in oil, somewhat resembling those disclosed during the parliamentary investigation of deals made by cabinet members in Marconi scares, may, it is reported, bring about a fresh parliamen tary sensation in England. The I.ondott Times recently warned the government that rumors were rife an to cabinet ministers' speculating in shares of oil companies. 1 he dlobe to day hints that the books of a bankrupt stock broker show that .Lord Murray ot the Eli bank invested a considerable amount of the funds of the Liberal party in oil shares, particularly thoe ot a Mexican company, which had large gov ernment contracts. WHEEL0CK WHEATLEY. Knights, of the Red Cross. The annual assembly of the Grand Imperial Council of Knights of the Red Cross of .Constantine and appendant or- crs for the jurisdiction ot ermont was fid last night. Reports of officers were presented and Grand, Sovereign D. A. El iott of White River junction delivered his annual address. The following olli ers were elected and appointed: Grand sovereign, H. S. Root of Newport; grand viceroy, D. X. Nicholson, Burlington; grand chancellor, R. L. Soule, Burling ton ; grand treasurer, Sayles Nichols, Burlington: grand recorder, L. J. Paige Burlington-; grand high almoner, George W. Wing, Montpelier; grand chamber lain, W. H. Ridley, Burlington; grand engineer and architect, C. B. Crowell, Binttleboro; grand orator, I. 1). Bailey, Drattleboro; grand standard bearer, S. A. Carter, Concord, N. II.; grand mar- hall, George H. Kinsley, Burlington; grand herald, C. If. Whiteoinli, Proctors ville; grand sentinel. AIb,"t Killam, Itur- ington. 1 ne ollicers were installed hy Pretty Wedding at South Northfield.-- Bride Spaulding Graduate in I8g7. Miss- Bessie Vaughan .Wheatley, daughter of W. K. Wheatley of South Northfield, and Lyman Newton Wheel- ock of Montpelier wre married yester day noon at the bride's home, Rev. II. C, Ledyard of the Universalist church at Northfield officiating, using the double ring service. The bride and groom were sttended by Miss Irene II. Carpfnter of Montpelier, cousin of the former, as maid of honor,', and Charles N. Barber, jr., of Barre as best man. Miss Ida Stikncv and Miss Helen Davis rendered the wending march. Following the ceremony, refreshments were served on the luwn by Mrs. Leon Webster, Dr. Margaret Carleton, Miss Bi-rta Whet-lock and Mis Bertha Reed. The bride's gown was of white em broidery batiste and she carried a show-J er bouquet of lilies of the valley. Miss Carpenter wore a gown of amber char meuse and"carfied lavender sweet peas. 'Miss Wheatley is a, graduate of Spaulding high school in 1807 and Mr. Wheelock from Norwich university in I'.MIH. He is now employed by the Mont pelier & Wells River railroad. There was quite an attendance from cut of town, including Mr. and Mrs. H. B. uhelock. Misses Edith and Ilerta Wheelock. C. H. Carpenter, Joseph Blakelv, Miss Bertha Reed. Mr. and Airs. D. S. Wheatley of Montpelier, Miss Mary Carleton, Mrs. Moorcroft, Mrs. Robert Foster and Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Bancroft of Barre, Dr. Margaret Carle ton of Keene, N. H., Mrs. Leon Webster New .York," June 12. throughout the citv where used was affected bv the strike of the granite cutters yesterday. ' Members of the Granite Manufactur ers' association, who control the great hulk of granite construction contracts have decided to resist the demands of the cutters and employ new men The strike is to enforce demands of the granite cutters for an increase in wages from $4.50 to $5 a day. ihe granite manutacturers said yes terday that the strike of the men at the monument yards opposite cemeteries on Long Island is only an incident of the strike.. They have sent a committee to tf.e headquarters of the National Gran it" manufacturers in Boston to ask for higher wages. A meeting of the local association will be held to-day to hear the report or the committee. A representative of one of the largest association firms said last evening that when the wage of the granite cutters were fixed at $4.50 a day the granite manufacturers went as far as they could go. , "We are competing with granite man ufacturers in towns where cutters are paid ?3.5 a day or less," he said. "Since the general strike began nine firms in the association have opened their yards with new men and by the end of this week we expect the other members of the association, of whom there are be tween twenty-five ajd thirty, to do the siime. so that the strikers are in jeop ardy of being left out in the cold unless the strike is caned off at once. ' He added that this is a bad year to enforce a demand for hiuher wages in the building trade. Granite cutters have quit work at the monument yards near . Evergreen, (v- ress Hills, Salem Fields and Mount ion cemeteries. The yards near Green wood anil Holy Cross cemeteries are not affected. , DIED ON WAY TO HOSPITAL William Brew, Granite Cut ter, Fatally Injured Near Montpelier Junction MONTPELIER SEM.'S GRADUATION HELD LIVED BUT SHORT TIL AFTER BEING FOUND Victim Leaves a Brother, Alexander, Who Lives in Barre GOV. FLETCHER GIVES TOAST AT C. O. F. BANQUET At Business Session of State Jurisdic tion Dr. J. D. Bachand of St. Johns bury Was Re-elected Chief Ranger. P. G. S. Marsh O. Perkins of Windsor. ? Worcester, Mass.. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. assisted by George H. Kinsley as grand marshal. HOTEL MAN ARRESTED. SERVIA AND BULGARIA ACCEPT RUSSIA Will Submit Their Dispute Over Terri tory Acquired During Balkan War To That Government. St. Petersburg. June 12. The Servian and Bulgarian governments have both agreed to accept Russian arbitration in the dispute over territory acquired dur ing the Balkan war. WOMAN DRUGGED AND ROBBED Says She Was Threatened by a Young Man Earlier in the Day. Lewiston, Me., June 12. Miss ZuU Grant, 20, living with Mrs. Charles Low rll at 27 Bates street was found uncon scious across couch in the front room of her home yesterday afternoon with a gag in her mouth satnrated with a drug. She was discovered ! Ruth Crocker. 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvah CYocker, wlio live upstairs. On recovering consciousness Miss Grant said that at about 11:30 in the looming a young man came to the door and asked her for something to eat. She told him she had nothing and he said: 'I'll get even with you for that." -Early this afternoon,' she added. 'l started to g toward the front door with a letter when I heard the closet door there open and the next thing I knew. hand was clasped over my mouth and I was dragged backward. There was Mine sort of a struggle, and the next thing I knew Mrs. Crocker was here. I did not get a look at the man." On the floor were found the pieces of two of the children's banks, the bureau drawers bad been ransacked and Miss Grant's porketbook rifled. About $1.50 was taken from the porketbook and snout 1-5 from the bunk. The police arretd two men on us picioTt liter, but they gae satisfactory account n themselves and were d'S rlarged. There is no c to the assailant. And Two Others Are Sought in Malone, N. Y, Fire Fatality of April 17. Malone, N. Y June 12. William Bai ley, former proprietor of the hotel De wilson, the burning of which early on the morning ot April 17 last caused the death of seven 'persons, was arrested last night, charged with manslaughter in connection with the destruction of the hotel. There are warrants in the hands ' of the officers for two other persons, who, it is expected, will be apprehended soon, one perhaps to-day. , For several ceks past an investiga tion of the fire lias been in progress by the district attorney and the sheriff, which it is believed will fasten responsi bility upon the guilty parties. The arrest of Bailey was the first move by the authorities. He waived examination and was held for the Frank fin county grand jury. Bail was fixed at $5,0(K) which was furnished, and he was released. Wheeler, Melrose, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Gage, Lyndonvilie, Mrs Ira Carpenter, .Mr. and .Mrs. A. Hall of J5rookfieId, Mr. and Mr. Allis and. Mr. and Mrs. Panton of Randolph ST. J0HNSBURY WEDDINGS. LEAVE FOR S. S. CONVENTION. Folsom-Hayes and Gallager-Hallett Cere- 1 monies Held. St. Johnsburv, June 12. Two wed dings were solemnized here yesterday. Dr. Henry O. Kolsom of Johnson and Miss Jessie B. Haves were married in the Congregational church at East St. Johnsburv at noon. The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Harry Blod- gett, and was attended bv her cousin. Miss Edwina M. Blodgett. Hope Grant was ring bearer and Rev. E. E. Grant officiated. The best man was Dr. Joseph C. Breitling of Lunenburg and the ush ers were C. Wnltcr Gush man, Ralph R. Kolsom, Fred W. Kelley and Horace M. Mapp. , Last evening at the farm home of E. II. Hallett, master of the Vermont grange, his daughter, Miss Lena M., and Henry Gallagher were married by Rev. S. F. Goodheart of the Congregational church at St. Johnsbury Center. Miss Elsie Hallett, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid ark! the groom's brother, El bert, was best man. Mrs. Mildred Birch and Mrs. Alton Hallett assisted in the dining room. SUES FELLOW WORKMEN. Advance Guard of Largest Delegation from America Leaves. Boston, June 12. Four hundred dele gates to the world s triennial Sunday school convention at Zurich, Switzer land, the advance guard of the largest delegation that ever attended the assem bly from America, is expected to sail from Boston this afternoon. The dele gates in the party represented nearly every state in the union and every prov ince in lanada. in the party is E. K. the strings on his violin bow and ev Warren of Three Oaks. Michigan, former Ural other things of.an equally annoying Vergcnnes, June .12. At the after noon session yesterday of the biennial Convention of the .Vermont jurisdiction of the Catholic Order of Foresters, Dr. J. D. Bachand of St. Johnsbury was re elected state chief ranger. Other 're elections wtre: N. E. L'Ecuyer of St. Albans, vice-chief ranger; W, H. Dris- frull Of St. Albans, secretary; F. W. Sault of St. AKan? treasurer. Other elections were: Directors, Jules Simays of Burlington, Frank Saboiirin of New port, the Rev. Father Pouliot of Esses Junction, M. W. Ryan of Northfield. Kdoiund Lafranehise of Bennington; J 1 legates l-o the mternationa! conven tion at Louisville, Ky., Thomas F. Bart- ley of Venfeniies, F. A. Saboiirin of Bouses Point, N. Y., and the' Rev. B. L. Arohambault of Bristol. A contest was waged, for the position of fourth delegate ,letwpen James Me Grath of Milton and Dr.. J. U. Bachand, MeGrath being elected. Two candidate were nominated for the fifth delegate, Loufs Alapa of Winooski and T. A. Aus tin of Brattleboro, the. latter being elected. The morning session was taken up with a discussion of officers' reports and censideringr amendments to the consti tution. A special proposition discussed was the eligibility to membership in the order of all railroad men whose occupa tion requires them to work on moving trains. Telegrams of good 'wishes and Italian Alleges Race Prejudice Led to Many Petty Annoyances. Rutland, June 12. Alleging in the declaration that they nailed his shoes to the floor, threw wet "dish rags at him, cut president and now chairman of the exec utive committee of the organization. NEW LOW RECORD. Boston & Maine Stock Went T0.3O and New Haven Went Below Par. Boston. June 12. Boston 4 Maine and New Haven stock fell sharply on the lo cal market to-day. At noon. Boston 4 Maine had reached .Vt, a new low record, and New Haven broke par by reaching s- NO BASIS FOR INDICTMENT. Reported By the Suffolk County, Miss, Grand Jury. Boston, June 12. The Suffolk county I grand jury, after inquiring into an al leged attempt to bribe a juror in the dynamite conpirwy trial, reported to day that no basis for the indictment bad le-n found. character, Ralph Coffey, a carpenter in the employ of the construction depart ment of the Rutland railroad, asks 40 damages from four fellow employes in an unusual suit for a so-called conspir acy which has come into city court, a hearing being set for June 24. The de fendant. William Grace ami ;lcn Thay er of Eat Salisbury and ClifTrd Nero and Fred Borah of Ulone, N. Y. were arrested on body writs and released on bail. J. Iyer Spellman of Rutland is conusel for the plaintiff. CofTev is an Italian and he avers that the defendants have formrd a combina tion to cause him to lose his jolt because of prejudice against bis rare. The man ha given up hi work. It is prolmhle that the cae will be appeahd to county court. BOMB THROWN AT PROCESSION. Weather Fcricast; ' Far to-night and Friday: ooler in southern New Hampshire to-n zht. Mod erate variable winds. Kilkd er Wounded Many People in Lisbon. Li-Inn. Portugal, June 12. Many were killed or winll to-day by the ep'i S'on of dynsmMe bomb thrown from a window at a procrsMon, whicfi was Issif along- U,e streets. welfare were exchaiigid between this convention and the Illinois jurisdiction, the home of the high court, and the New Hanipjdiire and - Massachusetts jurisdic tions now in session. - At the bHiKpiet held in city ball in the evening covers were laid for 125. The Rev. L. A. Vezina acted as toastmaster. Governor Fletcher responded to "The State of Vermont;" t.'ie Kev. T. M. Au hin of Swanton, state spiritual director, to "The Chucch;" State Chief Ranger J. I. Bachard to "Our Order" Lieut. -Gov. Howo gave sn address: the Rev. J. Lynch spoke 011 "The Forester As a Citi zen; riiomns H. Hartley 011 local Or- gnniation," and remarks were made by the Rev. Father Dubin-of St. Johnsburv, the Rev. IVler Prevost of Bennington and the Rev. I). Coffey of Bennington. Daig neault's orchestra furnished music dur ing the bampiet. The committee on ar rangements for the banquet-was com posed of George H. Bora, Peter llainel, Alderman James F. Donahue, Peter St. Clair, Flank Rohare, Amos Dondeau and their wives and Mrs. roster Young, Mrs M. II. Daniels, Mrs. Julia Daniels and Mr. Homer Ilanicl. After (iovemor Fletcher's address, speecltes were made bv Lieut-Governor Howe, 1'nited State Marshal Bailey, .lutige Palmer and Judge Week. The program was as follows: Song. M'hool: "Welcome to Governor Fletcher," Anna Tirrill of Springfield; salutatory, Mildred Rice of Burlington; essay, -Work and Win." James Donleavy of Rutland ; class history, Mildred V00d ruir of Hardwk'kj song, "When Boy Scout ict Together," V. I. S. bovs; -What V. I. S. Has Meant to Me." Julio Francio Gannur.70 of Welwterville; recitation. "Die Lorehi." "Dora Gibson o. Springfield; duet. "Like the Lark," Irene Carbon and Mildred Rice; clas will Ellis Marshall of Pair Haven; song ''IVut;-hland," the (ierman rlas; class prophecy, Irene Parsons of Burlington; class song by graduate; valedictory. George (irafton of Athol, Mass. William Brew, a granite cutter on his way . from Hani wick to Northfield, was killed bv a Central Vermont train near Montpelier Junction late yesterday aft ernoon. Hie mint was alive when picked up and placed oil a train to be taken to the hospital' in Montpelier, but he died In-fore arriving at the Montpelier tutiou. lie was terribly mangled about the leg. The. man was seen lying beside the rack bv a brakeman on train No. o. which is due at Montpelier Junction at 1!, and he notified the agent at ti:e Junction station, who in turn notified the Montpelier police and Agent Ga'.Ie- her of the Montpelier station. 1 he body was lying at a point about a mile south of the Junction station, and it is not known whether he was struck by train No. 5 or fell from the south bound train. No. IS. and was run over. A train crew with engine and caboose was eent to the scene and the man mas lifted onto the train to be brought to Montpelier. The man cried out in pain as he was being lifted from the ground. The special train made speed to Mont pelier but the man was dead on arrival at the Montpelier . station. The body was taken to Volholm's. undertaking rooms, where it was prepared for burial and held, pending satisfactory identifi cation. No one at that time knew who the. man was, but a contribution card and a traveling card bearing tne name ot William Brew showed that he was a member of t'he Granite Cutters' Interna tional union. There were 'also several pawn tickets in the man's pocket, the tickets having the same name, besides Central ermont ticket for jSorthneld and 13 cents. Later it was learned that William Brew had just taken out a traveling card from, the Hardwtck branch of the U. C, I. A. and left that place. The nian was about five feet, inches tall and weighed 15(1 pounds. He wore a Mite serge suit and a white shirt with blue stripes. The body was held at the undertaking rooms for the Ber lin town authorities as the man's body was found in that town. Identification was completed this uiortiiliff by Alex. Brew of 11 Shurtleff place. IUrre, a brother, who was called to Montpelier. The deceased was about 3S years of age and was a native of Aberdeen, where his family now reside. His father and mother also live in Scot land, as do one brother and two sis ters. Besides Alex. Brew, who lives in Barre, he leaves another brother, Al fred, who recently left Barre for Los Angeles. Cal. William had worked in Barre, as well as in other granite towns hereabouts and was known to many peo ple. The body will remain at the under taking rooms until to-morrow, when it will be taken to Green Mount cemetery in Montpelier for interment. Exercises To-day Brought Commencement To Close Class Day Yesterday and Alumni Reunion Last Night. Commencement exercises were held at Montpelier , tinary to-day when diplo mas were ' " .to students in four dif ferent ' . ' Those graduating from the a V-' course were Victor Smith, Fra- -SC. Uwinell, Harold Wills. Grov N iwond, Luke Conner, William Robert Fletcher, Alida Turney, Waldo, Gladys Martin, Emma lul Delia Carr and Florence Taylor.- In the art course there were two graduates, Florence Taylor and Mrs. Ar thur Hewitt; in t'lie shorthund and com mercial course there were eleven, Guy Andrews. James Butler, Harold Berry, Leroy Bliss, Bertha Downing, Merle Maxl'iam. Amelia Bertoli, Pauline Tart, Bertha Buzzell. Haze Pratt and Evelyn Galllison. In the elocution course, Miss Alida Turney also graduated. Class Day Exercises. Clans day exercises were held yester day. The program consisted of an or gan voluntary hy Prof. L. J. Hathaway; prayer, William" A. Moore; address of welcome, Franklyn P. Dwincll; class ora tion, "The Issue," Victor C. Smith; orig inal class poem, Alice M. Wlildo; 'Tros pection and Retrospection." A- Alida Turney and William A. Moore; "The Class "Will," Miss Emma A. Fuller. Preceding the class day exercises the scrub exercises were given bv the juniors a take-off on the seniors, which furnished tniiih. fun. Yesterday afit-rnoon the art room exhibit and tea occurred in the art room. Mi-;s Mitchell, the art teacher, be ing in charge. Mrs. A. W. Hewitt and Miss Florence Taylor graduated from this department. Alumni Held Reunion. Last evening the members of the Alumni association met for the election of officers and to talk over old times. The officers chosen were as follows President, Lawrence Kelty; vice-presi ilents. Harvey Dodge and Lewia Ban croft; secretary. Miss Emily Glover; treasurer, Alfred Simpson; executive committee. Pliny Morse, S. C. Hutchin son and W. R. Davenport: alumni trus tee, (i. H. Hick ford of Hard wick, pro prietor of the oodbury Granite Co. The annual alumni banquet followed the business meeting and 200 sat down to the tables. Arthur W. Hewitt, '04, of Pla infield was toastmaster and the following program . was carried outt Piano solo, Marjory Erwin, '05; toast, "Reminiscence." Rev. L. Olin Sherburne, 7.1; toast, W. C. Belknap, SS; toast, "The Trustees," Rev. W. B. DukeshiTe of St. Albans; piano solo. Gladys San ders Fox; toast, "The Seniors." Victor C. Smith, '1.1; toast. Prof. David Whit ney, '00; Letters from 'OS, J, M. Jef fords; vocal solo, Mis Snyder; "Sem inary Ideals," Dr. Hatch, and for the closing number, the singing of the school song. "Home Again, written by v . ii. Hinkley, '05. CALL FOR $2.25 TO RUN CITY City Council Finds Itself Up Against Some Hard Facts IN SPITE OF GREATLY INCREASED LIST This Year's Appropriations Are Dwindling Rapidly Rate Is 10 Cents Less FIRST CLASS GRADUATED From VETERANS JOINED IN JIGS AND REELS State Industrial School at Ver- gennes, 24 Graduates. Yergennes. June 12. Graduation ex ercises were held yesterday afternoon at the state industrial school for the first class to he graduated, numbering 11 girl and 1.1 boys. Governor Allen M. 1'leteher addressed the graduates. Other cuests were Lieut.-Governor Howe, Red- field Proctor and Miss Proctor of Proc fur. Judge C. S. Palmer of Burlington, Judge H. E. Weeks of Middlebury and United States Marshal Horace W. Bailey Rutland. A luncheon was served at 12.-;i0 at the school for the governor and guests. Prize of $5 gold pieces were awarded to the hoy and girl attaining the lug" standing in all studies, (ieorge Graf ton of Athol, Mass., and Mildred ood ruff of Hardwick beins the winners. Judge J. E. Weeks presented the di ploma and the prizes were awarded by the Hon. II. T. Baldwin. CLASS OF 15 GRADUATED. State Encampment of G. A. R. Brought 'o a Close with a Picnic at Lake Bomoseen Yesterday Afternoon. Rutland, June 12. The two days en campment of the Grand Army of the Republic, department of Vermont, was brought to a close here yesterday after noon with a dance at the pavilion at Lake Botnoseon, during whic.i ii-i ny of the old soldiers and their l.idics were seen on the floor in Scotch reels, the fishers' hornpipe, and other old-fashioned 1 dances. A. party of 3,"0 persons, tn- cludiits members of the G. A. R. and kindred orders, left this city in the! morning tor tne lane, omy a sinaii amount of routine business having been bit over from yesterday to fake up the time of the convention ycstet-i'V morn ing. The trip, picnic dinner, vliich was served at Hoiuoseen park, and orchestra was complimentary to the visitors, through the courtesy of the associate members of the O. A. R. of Rutland. The Ladies of the G. A. R. elected the following officers at their annual ses sion here, at which Mrs. Ella Jones of Pittsburg. Pa., national president, was a guest: President, Mrs. Sarah Mnlher on, Burlington; senior vice-president, Mrs. Eliwbeth Crannelly, Middlebury; tumor , vtce-president, .Mrs. .race ju chame, Barre; treasurer, Mrs. tdie , i,lsvts," by Miss Hortetise Campion; KocKweu, nurnngioii; Bern-mi, . ..n.. i,re.ntation by Kobert Porter: nresenta- From Stowe High School at Exercises Held Last Evening. Stowe. Juno 12. The 13th annual graduation exercises of Stowe high school were held at the Akelev Memorial building iast evening and were a bril liant succes. Between UOO and 700 Irom Stowe and surrounding towns at tended and listened to sn eloquent ad dress to the graduates by Dr. Guy Pot ter Benton, president of the University of Vermont. The largest class in the history of the school, numbering 15 young men and women, received di plomas from Dr. J. C. Morgan of the w hool board. The sttlutatorian was Miss Margaret Harris and the valedic torian was Miss Dorothy Harris. Young's op'hestra of St. Johnsb-jry fur nished music. ST. JOHNSBURY CLASS PAY. Exercises Were Held Outdoors, But in New Place. St. Johnsbury, June 12. The class day exercises of St. Johnbury academy, which hae for many years been held just north of the academy building on the academy grounds, were yesterday held south of the principals house, but out of doors, its usual. The program in- I eluded as fxav. i ne tax w e ray to Addie ('lough. Burlington; chaplain, Mrs. Clara Rock. Northfield; counselor. Mrs. Lucy F. Getty, Northfield; patriotic in- strmtor, Mrs. Hattie t Ifatclielder, Burlington; council of administration. Mrs. Flora Morris of Middlebury. Mrs. Elizabeth A. Wright of Burlington. Mrs. Florence Eddy of Middlebury; delegates to national contention. Mrs. Eddy. Mrs. F. Emily Rogers of Middlebury. and Mrs. Sarah Spaulding of Barre. The order has six circles in the state, there having been one new circle organized in 1012. EXPECTED JUNE 28. Orders Given to Havs Summer White House ia Readiness. Windsor, June 12. Word was re ceived from Washington yesterday to have HarUkcnden, the summer White House at Cornih, N. 1L. rady for the o.i-upan-y of Preident Wilson and his :'ami)y by June 2S. It wa'tated that the Pre-i.ient. Mrs. Wi!nn and their da:g'iters would arrive FELL 83 FEET TO ROCKS tion. by Amos Nelson; prophecy, Mifs E. Eugenia Scott; prophecy of the proph etess. Miss Bernice Roundy; class will, Ralph H. Smith; oration, Reginald Fiske; class ode. Mi Ruth Wilder; valedictory, lTes. Harlan Tolmsn. MOTHER OF M. S. STONE. Mrs. Candace Stone Died at Lyndonvilie, Over 89 Years Old. Lyiulonville, June 12.- Mrs. Candare Stone, mother of State Superintendent of KdiK-ation Maron S. Stone of Mont pelier. died here yesterd ty after several weeks' illness and a long per;od of fail- I ing health, being over S' years of age. II be trld hriday from her lute home, and interment will be in the Lyndonvilie cemetery. She was born in Cra!thiiry on IVc. 2". 1SJ3. the daughter of Mr." and Mr. Moe Man. Her Inn-band. Orson Monp. di-'l in !!. She leaves one Arthur Croft Made Misstep on Railroad Bridge at Middlebury. Middlebury June 12. Arthur Croft of jibe funeral Elleiibirrg, N. Y- a lneraher of the Rut land railroad bridge gang, made a m;s stfp and fell feet to the rocks be neath the Brooksville bridge three mile north of here yesterday. lLs fellow workmen nickel him up unconscious and fummoned nte.i-a! aid. He was t iken 1 dar.fihter. Mr. Van NVs linrkr. f this the Mary IVteher hospital at Bur- ;! m, and fotir aon. J-7'nwr of Colorado, lineton in a eeriou condition. The mr-'ti. leland vf Malone. N. V.. Mark of and Man S. Stone of ip (omih on that date and that they cident happened at the bridge where the Lyndon ille 1 ) Isnnet to remain at llarlakenden until tJreen Mountain flyer was wrecked a Montpcler; a Barre'g tax rate for lfll.t . fi . J2.2.J last eveninsr at a snecinl mf,. of the city council. Incident allv in U gentleman named Mr. High-Cost-of -Liv ing, just, now enjoying huge unpopular ity in circles high and low. ant . in ' s.ap m the face, for last year's rate was $2.35, although the fond visions lately entertained of a $2.15 or IP2.10 levy rap. idly vanished when the citv fathers came together and began to study the figures' which Clerk Mackay produced when the session was called to order. The rate of 1913 was established in a resolution which the council adopted on the motion ' made by Alderman William Brown and . seconded by Alderman H. C. Patter- ! son. . The tax is to be assessed for the fol lowing purposes: State sMicw.l v u. 1 state highway tax, 5c; direct state tax, 1 10c; county tax, 1c; city highway. 2Hc; ' school, 70c; special evening drawing school tax. 2c; sinking fund. 15c; gen eral city tax, 94c. It is based .n grand list which totals around !Kii4 TWO. ! "fd137 OOfT' 0 e C'ty a" "gegHte 8"ra It was 7 o'clock when the council assembled, but nearly two tiours el-tpsed before the session was called to order. Meanwhile the city clerk had supplied each member, excepting the absentee, Alderman Bancroft, with a sheet of fig ures showing the appropriations made ior me various city departments, the warrants drawn thus far on the n- propriations and the accounts overdrawn. The members were disposed to ignore hone of the many-sided phases of the financial situation and it was well to ward n o'clock before Mityor Ward called the session to order. While the prelim inary meeting was in progress almost everything from the revival of interest, in cross-stitehihg among the natives of New Zealand to the price of dill pickles St Vancouver and the width of curb stones to be used on North Main street was up for discussion. Appropriations Fast Vanishing. Departmental tables furnished bv the clerk revealed a rather 'annovinar condi- ion of affairs with refei 'nee to the fin ances and before the evening was over it was found necessary to figure additions to the appropriations in with other ex penses to be met by assessing taxes. For instance, warrants drawn. on the, street department's original appropria tion of 1.50O amounted to $4,840.47 June 10, with the year still tinder six months young. Out of $1,000 appropri ated Jan. .1 for street sprinkling, $1, 459.0(5 had been sapped of all but $700 approximately. The water department, with an original appropriation of $22, OfH), had used $14,113.31 June 10. Of the city buildings appropriation, $4,500, the sum of $3,4.H.8S had been drawn by warrants. The poor department's appropriation of $fi,000 had been de creased by $5,016.23. with the year not half over. The health department, start ing off with $1,000, had expended $714.11 and the election appropriation of $325 had been overdrawn to the extent of $107.36. , Some Items Not Figured on Before. Four items of more than nasainr im- portanee had not been figured in the fin-1 ance committee's estimate for the year, it was reported, and thesa were more or lesa responsible for the condition. The $J,500 additional state and county tax, state tax of $8,400, the purchase of the Mjirinetti property near the reser- -voir, amounting to $3,500, and the in crease in state taxes caused by the in crease in the grand list were tfha four items mentioned. Together they formed a lump sum of $17,400 wfcich had ac cumulated in the expense column after the estimates for tha year were wade. The clerk and the board members went . at the problem bv applying first the $2.15 rate, then the $2.20 rate and finally $2.25, which promised to be adequate. even though it sliced the reserve fund from its $1(5.000 down to $11,000 or $12.- 000. It was recalled that the reserve fund in 1B11 was $29,000, approximately $17,0(10 the year following and a thous and less last year. Street Department Expenditure. Several departments were rather close- 1v scsnned during the conference and J when the street department came in for - its share of the discussion, Alderman ; Patterson, chairman of the street com- mitte. stated that as much economy as tiofsible had been practiced. Alderman Dawson was moved to compliment the chairman-for the efficient work of the depart merit during hia regime and he ex pressed his opinion Chat the work had never been accomplished so satisfactorily in such a short period. Good natured lv. the fourth ward member afterwards admitted that the practice of employ ing more than one street superintendent was something of a blot on the chair man's escutcheon. The remark led to a short cross fire program between the two and Alderman Dawson reiterated hi former statement conming what he believed to be the futility of liring a man to stand "'round and smoke his pi at the city's enpen. Alderman Patterson defends! bi i-nure and the argument preently Mibsided in favor of more pre..ing matter. Some time was necarilr given over computing the probable reult to b attained bv a $2.25 rate and it was not until t'.ie t O"etion bsd been thor oughly coniderd fir folly four hours that A Mermen Brown. I'obtn and Tat teron. ahirs with ti. mayor. evprrsl their opinion t!n,t 02-2.1 would W anffi c enU The rt olutioti js drifted by tho ..'ter July i, short time igo, '.-0 on siter, Mrs. Board- 'clerk was tmanir.Kuly approved by the man ticsw of MorriavUle. entire board and aJj-wirnDint followed.