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DAI LY mi :me H BARRE, VERMONT, SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1913. PRICE, ONE CENT. BARRE VOL. XVII NO. 10G. ONE PROVINCE IN SECESSION Kwang-Tung Proclaims In- - dependence of Peking Government GOVERNOR-GENERAL ' NAMED TO WAGE WAR Canton Is the Capital of the , Revolting Province of China Hong Kong, July 19. The severance of the province of Kwang-Tung, of which Canton is the capital, from the central government at Peking was pro claimed bv the governor general of Kwa'ng-Yung to-day. The governor gen eral declares the provincial council has appointed him governor general and com manderrin-rhief to lead the southern troops against.tho.se of the provisional i trmucii , juait out jvti. This step has been taken, he says, on account of Yuen Shi Kai's despotism and policv, which are calculated to ruin the republic. Ine governor general declares he will guarantee the protection of prop Business between Hong Kong and Can Business between Hong Kong and Con ton hag come to a standstill. REBELS DEFEATED. Army of 4,000 Lost in Battie With 2,000 Loyal Soldiers. Fekin, July 19. Four thousand south ern rebels from Nanking, province of Kiang-su, who had crossed the Yang-tse-kiang to attack the northerners, met with defeat yesterday at the hands of 2,000 troops near Suchowfu which is in the northwestern part of Kiang-su prov ince and a short distance across the northern border of Anhwei province. Dr. Sun Yat Sen, former provisional president of the republic, finally has tak en sides in the revolt by openly pro ceeding to Nanking, where the south erners apparently are much disheartened by t!:eir defeat. "Wu-chang, capital of the province of Hu-heh, remains loyal to the govern ment, and indications are that other cen ters which had declared in favor of the southern revolutionists are preparing to renew their allegiance. One big defeat of the revolters practically would end the rebellion, while a substantial victory by them would result in a unanimity of sentiment In their favor in many of the southern provinces. WHITE HOUSE BEING PUT IN REPAIR Absence of the 'Mistress and Her Daugh ters Gives Opportunity To Im prove Appearance and Con ditions. Washington, D. C, July 19. During the absence of Mrs. Wilson and her daughters, advantage is being taken to touch up and freshen the White House. Painters are now at work revivifying the east room and in touching up the walls and ceilings. No changes are be ing made in the decorative scheme. A basement shower bath is being installed for the benetit of the president. There will also be a general house cleaing, which was riot possible in the spring, ow ing to the bustle incident to tne change in administration. McKINLEY POST CARD GOING. Will Give Way to That with Face of Thomas Jefferson. Washington, D. C, July 19. The Mc Kinley postal card is doomed to disap pear and the features of the martyred president will b removed and give way to those of Thomas Jefferson. Post master General Burleson has written Senator liurton of Ohio that his decis ion in this regard is irrevocable. Bur leson insists that no slight to the mem ory of McKinley is meant. MAY BUY AN ISLAND. Pennsylvania Man Has Option on Lake Champlain Property. St. Albans, July 19. It is expected that Ram island in Lake Champlain will be purchased soon by Guy Carleton Lee of Carlisle, Pa., a lawyer, who has held a lease on the property for a year with an option to purchase. Mr. Lee has been in the city recently. GREAT ARRAY OF P0L0ISTS. Assembled at Narragansett Pier for the Championship Series. Narragansett Pier, July 19. The greatest array of polo players in the history of American polo, assembled here to-day for the opening of the Ameri can championship series, which began this afternoon and will continue four weeks. Thirty contests are scheduled. A young man recently got married and took a cottage, determined to grow enough vegetable to keep the house hold going. He started to dig up the garden, and, after half an hour's hard work, was astonished to find a silver dollar at his feet. Then he dug with renewed ardor. Several pennies, a quar ter and three dimes rewarded his ef forts. "Blow! If this ain't a gold mine!" he said, diguing awav for all he wa worth. I wonder what "I'll find next?" Hi arms ached, little bead of per spiration trickled down his nre and bis nerk felt as though it as breaking. He straightened hi lark t last with a groan of pain and at the same in stant felt something sliding down h )g. In a moment he had grasped the truth. There was a boie in his trousers pocket I HUMAN CHAIN SAVED MAN AT NIAGARA Desperate Effort to Rescue Truman Chapman Last" Night After He " Had Fallen In. Niagara Falls, N. Y.. July 19, Tru man Chapman, 22 years old, of Hamil ton, Out., was rescued from the very brink of the American falls last night by four men, one of whom took desper ate chances to reach him. Chapman was sitting on the iron railing just above Prospect point about nine o'clock when the loiterers in the park were horrified to see him suddenly topple backwards and fall into the stream. At this point the current is swift and the pull toward the brink of the falls almost irresistible. After striking the water Chapman's body lodged against two small projections of rock ami this undoubtedly saved hira from almost in stant death. When the cry went up that a man was in the water, John Hughes and Thomsa S. Winders of Niagara- Falls, Thomas S. Winders of Niagara Falls, fourth man, who did not give his name to the police, leaped over the railing. The unidentified man waded out sev eral feet from the shore but could not reach far enough to get a secure hold of Oliapman, who seemed to !e unconscious or unable to help himself. Hughes, Winders and Thomas formed in a chain from the iron fence and clinging to the unknown's hand enabled him to get a few inches nearer Chapman. When the unconscious man Was pulled away from the supporting hold of the rocks there was another moment of in tense suspense for the rescuers. His body was a dead weight and the pull of the'eurrent toward the brink of the falls, less than 15 feet awav, was tre mendous. A-break in the cliain meant not only the loss of Chapman's life but also that of the unknown man who wm then too far out to get back to the shore unaided. Twice the man at the end of the chain was swept from his feet but ha clung desperately to his helpless burden and the united efforts of the three men Dearest, who had better footing finally swung the two of them out of the grasp of the current. Chapman was unconscious for over an hour after being taken ashore. Rela tives said he was subject to fits and un doubtedly was stricken while sitting on the railing. ENDS 900-MILE FLIGHT. Chicago to Detroit Trip Most Remark able Ever Made by Flying Boats. Detroit, Mich., July 19. Beckwith Ha vens completed a flying boat trip from Chicago to Detroit Bhortly after 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. He followed the route planned for the Chicago to Detroit aviation cruise and covered 000 miles. It is said to have been the most remark able trip ever undertaken bv flvinir boats. Although it was announced a few days ago that the' cruise, which started from Chicago July 8, had been called off be cause the private committee which raised bonus money was reported to have withdrawn the pirzes, E. P. Noel, stew ard of the Aero club of America, said here yesterday afternoon that the cruise itself would stand and that Havens would be the winner. The trouble over the prize money is said to have been caused by the failure of a large number of expected entrants in tne contest to get away, and by weather conditions and accidents which delayed the three aviators who started. Those three were Havens, Roy I. Francis and Glenn L. Martin. The latter two while at Pentwater, Mich., July 15, de cided to give up the cruise, and Martin announced that Havens also had agreed to discontinue the contest because the prize money had been withdrawn. Ha vens, however, decided later to finish the trip and show, he said, that the cruise was feasible. Havens lost four full days and parts of others waiting at various ports for better weather conditions. On the morn ing of July 15, after Francis Bnd Martin had decided to withdraw, Havens start ed out from Charlevoix and made what he claims to have been a record flight for a single day, 200 miles. Thursday he reached Port Sanilic, north of Port Huron, and yesterday easily covered the UHJ miles to Detroit. When he landed he had used up his last drop of gasoline and the last five miles were made practically on the wa ter. Jj.K Ver Planck, owner of the fly ing boat, accompanied Havens as pas senger throughout the trip. BALLOON RACE WINNERS. Only Four Out of Seven Entering the Trial Finished. New York. July 19. The distance in the result elimination race, covered re spectively by the three balloons whose pilots were chosen as the team to rep resent America in the international bal loon race from Paris in October, were announced yesterday by Major Samuel Reber, official statistician of the Aero club of America. R, A. Upson of De troit in the Goodyear covered 08o mile; John Watts of Kansas City in the Kan sas City II, 673 miles, and H. E. Honey well of St. Louis in the Kansas City Post. 6,8 miles. (Several balloons entered the elimina tion trials but only four finished. Major Reber computed the flight in direct lines on topographical maps. The men chosen for the international race will start with their foreign competitors October 12, from the Tulleries gurdens in Paris. The race, like the trials, will be judged on the basis of miles covered during one continuous flight. Wearing a Plug Hat in Homeburg. George Fitch, writing about "Home burg's Two Four-Hundredths," in the August American Magazine, tells about the difficulties of those in a small town who try to put on airs. Following is an extract: "The hardships those people inflict on themselves in the sacred cause of cor rectness are agonizing. It takes some thing more than nerve to wear a silk hat and Prince Albert down to the Homoburg postoftV on Sunday to get the 'ma I especially with Ad Summer always on hand to spill a large red laugh into his sleeve and say to some friend in a tremendous stage whisper that the darn dude's leg must be bowed or he wouldn't want to hide 'em that way."' MflTAYIDCrrV 1 1 1 v I . nuiLLU TO ACCEPT IT Whatever May Be the Find ings of the Board of . , - . Mediation ;,. RAILROADS AND MEN AWAIT THE RESULT The Men Have Been Told to Be Ready to Go on Strike New York, July -19. Both railroads and unions Vere prepared to play the waiting game today in the matter of the scope of arbitration proceedings looking to a settlement of the wage dispute involving forty-five lines and nearly 100,000 men. The general committee of 100 Brother hood of Railroad Trainmen and Order of Railway Conductors met to consider last night's letter from the railroad manag ers, in which they ofTered to leave to the newly appointed board of mediation and conciliation the question as to whether the roads' grievances shall be arbitrated along with the men's demand for in creased wages. While the unions have insisted that this proposal was not even debatable and have instructed all their members to be ready to strike, it is understood they will await the decision of the me-- diators although neither side has agreed to abide by their findings. RAILROADS WILLING TO LET BOARD DECIDE What Matters Shall Be Presented for Arbitration Sent Letter To Their Employes Last Night. New York, July 19. The eastern rail roads .engaged in a wage controversy with their HD.OOO trainmen and conduc tors, indicated last night their willing ness to leave with the board of media tion and conciliation appointed bv Pres ident Wilson the decision a to which questions are to be submitted for arbi tration under the Newlands amendment to the Krdman act. In a letter to the leaders of the train men, the conference committee of man agers said it seemed to them "that the immediate dilTcronce of opinion relat ing to the points to be submitted for ar bitration is a matter to be considered by the board of mediation and concilia tion." The managers had reference to their demands, that "all questions of pay and working conditions' be settled along w ith the men's demand for better wages. A definite statement that the roads would abide by the mediation board's derision, even if it ruled out all but the trainmen's present demands, was lack ing in the manager's letter last night. and no railroad official could be found who would supplement the formal ut terance. The roads have maintained that they would insist upon "all ques tions" being arbitrated hut their letter this evening was phTased so as to lead the trainmen's leaders to believe that the roads would abide by whatever de cision the mediation board might make. The managers in their letter of July lfl. setting forth their eight grievances, referred to them as the ones which the railroads "intend" to have incorporated in the agreement to arbitrate. The roads in the'ir letter to the men last night, while describing their position as unchanged, expressed themselves as "willing"' to refer their demands to the mediation board. President I.ee of the Brotherhood of Trainmen commented upon the change in wording. He expressed belief that a comparison of the phraseology of the two letters indicated that a modification of the roads' position has taken place within the last forty-eight hours. . In their letter the managers quoted from the record of the meeting between the conference committee and the train men officials on July 1(1 when A. R. Garretson, president of the Order of Rail way Conductors, had asked that the men's attitude in regard to the media tion be not misunderstood. "We among ourselves," the record quoted Mr. Garretson as saying, "have not discussed the question of bringing mediators in. I will say to you frankly that this condition might readily arise; that if disagreement arose between us in the matter of formulating the stipula tions which the Newlands bill calls forth, it would undoubtedly he a desirable thing to do. " The managers apparently quoted this with the intention of showing that the trainmen themselves bad suggested pos sible differences in framing the arbitra tion stipulations and had regarded the mediative body as the proper one to which such differences should be re ferred. The men reiterated their purpose to demand that this meeting be held at once and indicated that a strike would be called within twenty-four hours aft erward if the roads refused to sign a stipulation that only the men's demands be submitted for arbitration. The trainmen's representatives of the F.rie system, which road withdrew from the controversy after declaring that it could not afford to raise wages, did not hold their announced meeting yesterday. It was explained that, until it has been determined which questions are to be' submitted for arbitration, the Erie is in the same position as the other roads. WILL ORGANIZE TO-DAY. Federal Board of Mediation and Concilia tion in Washington. Washington, P. C. July 19. The new federal hoard of mediation and comilia tion will hold its fir-t meeting here to ds v to orgsnize and prepare for imme- I ate considers t ion of the controversy between the eastern railroads aud their 80,000 trainmen and conductors. The call was issued late last night by Judge William Lea Chambers, whose appoint ment as commissioner with those of the members of the board, was sent to the Senate by President Wilson earlier in the day. According to custom ,the nominations were referred to a committee and will not be reported back to the Senate un til to-day, but their immediate confirma tion is considered certain, and Judge Chambers is getting ahead with plan for the board's work. The judge will leave Sunday night for New York to confer with representatives of the rail roads and the employes ajid it is not likely that the controversy will be brought officially to the attention of the board before that time. The first meeting of. the board would have been held yesterday afternoon but owing to the absence in Boston of one of the -members, Louis F. Post, assist ant secretary of labor, it was decided to wait until to-day. A telegram was sent to Mr. Post urging his return. Judge Chambers said last night that the board would sit permanently in Washington and he hoped to have as many of the meetings here as possible. Speaking of his call at the White House yesterday to thank President Wilson for his appointment, he said that he never met the president before. The president told him he had appointed the man who was almost universally favored for the position. ALLEGED BABY FARM IS BEING PROBED Following Death of Abandoned Infant at Place in Burlington State's At torney Hopkins Is Inves tigating. Burlington, July 19. The unknown in fant which was abandoned at the home of Mrs. Albert Munson on North street died yesterday morning at the poor farm, within twenty-four hours after it was turned over to the pauper department. Because of the many unusual features connected with the death, State's At torncv Hopkins ordered an autopsy per formed, and this was done yesterday by phvsicians at the state laboratory. He will make an investigation of the ma temity hospital operated by Mrs. Mun son and her methods of conducting it. In an interview yesterday Mrs. Mun son said that she maintained a mater nitv hospital for six or seven years, but that she had only taken care of ten or eleven babies in that time. When asked what had become of the babies, she re plied that she endeavored to find homes for them. In answer to the inquiry as to how many she had placed in homes, she could remember only one. In this ease, she said, the child was prematurely born. On the night of the heavy rain in June a carriage had driv en up to her door while she was sit ting on the veranda. A cwoman with a basket got out and asked to come in. VMien a light was brought, a baby was seen to be in the basket and the woman asked her how much she would chargv for keeping 't. J he stranger said the mother was very sick in a hospital. Mrs. Munson told her the rate was $3 a week. An agreement was reached and payment was made for two weeks' board. The woman said she would be back the next morning with clothes, but never came. Mrs. Munson said that she never learned the person's name and could therefore not divulge it to the authori ties. MILK CHECKS ARRIVING. Thus Relieving Part of the Tension Around Middlebury. Middlebury, July ;9. Some of the farmers who sell their milk to the Bos ton Dairy Co. were well pleased yester day to receive their milk checks for the month of Mav. This pleasant bit of news will do aay with the scare that the patrons of the Boston company were in danger ot losing two months pay for milk, which amounts to thousands of dollar. Although letters from the offices of the company at Boston stated that the milk market in that city was very un certain, but that the shippers would re ceive their pay. this did not prevent the farmers from filing a petition with Sec retary of State Bailey, asking him that the bond of the Boston company be looked up. if such a bond had been filed at his office. It had become mimored around here that some. of the milk con cerns doing business in this state had rot yet filed their bonds with the sec retary of state although required to by an act of the last legislature. SENDING FINANCIAL AID. To Interests Which Were Hit By Kuha Failure. Chicago, July 19. It became known to-day that Chicago financiers are plan ning to aid the interests involved in the failure, July 7. of the Kuhn bank at Pittsburg. Yesterday, at a conference here of bankers interested in the affairs of the American Water Works Co., of which J. S. Kuhn is president, it was hoped by all present to work out a plan whereby the company would soon be taken from the receiver's hands and placed on a substantial basis, and it is reported that Chicago men will furnish the necessary funds to get the water works company out of its present diffi culty. TALK OF TIIE TOWN Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Holden and son, Max, of South Main street are in camp at Berlin pond. B. Albisotti and C. Maffini left this forenoon for Highgate Springs, where thev will pass a week in camp. H. C. J.eoiiard, W . I'age and John Trow have returned from Montreal, P. Q... where they attended the opening of the Canadian grand circuit races. Mavnard Kiser of Schenectady, . j ., is visiting in this city and in Plainfield. Mr. Riser's wife and son are stopping with friends n Newport, N. H., for a short vsit. Cards received here from William T. Halvosa tell of his safe arrival in Colon, Panama, where he has recently been as signed by the government to. a clerical capacity. Mr. Halvosa spesks in no un certain terms of the warm weather pre vailing on trie isthmus. .Mr. and .Mrs. .lohn (,alll Snd daughter of Northfield, who were 'visitors in the city vetcrdav. l-ft last night for Bos ton, whence they ai!ed to-day on the White Star liner. Canopie. for their former home in Italy to make an extend- cd visit with relatives, 7 BUILDINGS . DESTROYED When Lightning Struck on Job Reynolds Farm at St. Albans Point ALL FARM TOOLS , WERE ALSO LOST Farm Was Leased by Jewell Morrill, Whose Loss 'Is Heavy St. Albans, July 19. During the se vere storm last evening, lightning struck the buildings on the Job Reynolds es tate farm at St. Albans Point, which is leased and carried on by Jewell Mor rill, whose farm lies just across the road from the Reynolds farm. The buildings were at once a mass of flames and all were burned, together with all their con tents. The Reynolds farm is located near Samson's Lake View hotel. The lightning struck the farther north barn on the estate and soon spread to much larger barn which was filled with hay. Then the flames spread to two sheds, to an engine house, to a well house and finally to a tenement house, burning all. All the farming tools and machinery were destroyed. The well house was located over a "drilled well through solid rock to a depth of eighty feet. The fire occurred between 8:30 and 9 o'clock. The loss is well covered by Insurance. Mr. Morrill is a heavy loser. A NARROW ESCAPE. When Large Branch Fell on House in Winooski. Winooski, July 19. During the wind storm last evening-the large branch of a tree in front of the house of M. L. Smith on Piatt street, broke and fell upon the roof of the house and the veranda. The Misses Mary and Nora Smith narrowly escaped being struck as the smaller branches of the broken limb completely covered the veranda, where they were sitting. The eaves of the roof were considerably damaged by the heavy weight. Before it broke and fell, the large branch had threatened pe destrians. But little rain fell in the village. JEWELRY NOT FOUND. But Liberal Reward Has Been Offered in - Burlington. Burlingtoh. July 19. A liberal reward has been offered for the return of the $2,0(10 worth of rings taken from a toilet room in the Hotel Vermont, a guest, Mrs. A. S. Moss of San Francisco, being the loser. The offer of a reward states that "no questions will be asked." Mrs. Moss came to the city with Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Ballard of Montpelier. One of the rings was of seven diamonds, another of pigeon-blood ruby of large size and the third of pearls. Mrs. Moss left the three rings on a shelf in the dressing room snd did not dsicover her loss until an hour later, when the management of the hotel was notified and later the police. A search was at once instituted and while that was in progress. W. i.. ail of the Old Bee Hive called up the hotel and asked, if the lost ring had been recovered. It developed that a short time be fore a girl of ahout twenty years of age had entered the store and showed Air. Vail pne of the rings. She was appar ently honest about the matter and said she had found it in the dressing room of the hotel. She asked his advice in the matter of disposing of it and l e di rected her to the newspapers, where she could advertise and also told her to tell the management of the hotel. This she said she would do, but she did neither, and it was not until Mr. Vail called up that it was learned that the rings had been shown about town. There was a large excursion in the city that afternoon from point across the lake and Mr. Vail went with others to the boat to see if he could discover the woman. The trains were searched as well but were likewise a failure in producing any results. FARMER FATALLY HURT. George Langevin of North Ferrisburg Died in Hospital. Burlington, July 19. George Langevin of North Ferrisburg died at the Fanny Allen hospital at 2:30 o'clock yesterday morning from injuries received in an ac cident ten days ago while employed on his farm. He was driving a horse rake when a whiffletree broke. Mr. lange vin has a brother living in this city. The body was sent yesterday noon to North Ferrisburg, where he leaves h wife and six children. Mr. Langevin was forty-two years of age. East Montpelier Campmeeting. The 12th annual session of the East Montpelier Kvangelical Campmeeting as sociation will convene Friday, July 2.1, at 7:.W o'clock p. m., and continue through Sunday, August 3, with three preaching services daily, at 10:30.. 2:30 and 7:30 p. m. These services are held for the extension of scriptural holiness. The workers this year will be Rev. F. C. Stevens of Cambridge, Mass., Rev. C. E. Dotev of Lowell, Mass., Rev. Thomas Laite, pastor of the People's Evangelical church at Montpelier. and Rev E. Hilton Post, evangelist and gos pel singer, of Boston. Rev. Mr. Tost is also a musical composer of some note. Board and lodging may be obtained on the campgrounds at a nominal sum, and land may bo obtained on which to pitch tents. The ground i located be tween East Montpelier village and the railroad station, Fairmont, on the M. W. R. railroad. A cordial invitation is extended to all to attend. ASK FOR RESIGNATIONS. Crowd of Burlington People Initiate the "Recall" of City Officials. Burlington, July 19. In answer to a petition of 79 voters and presented V; Mayor Burke yesterday afternoon? special meeting which drew a;" crowd was held lust evening in C' Park, just previous to the band .ert, Tiie resolutions were drawn to protest against the further incumbency in office of Zotique Gravel, superintendent of streets, and F. N. Frechette, chairman of the board of street commisisoners. Mayor Burke was the presiding officer and L. C. Kaymond was elected secretary of the meeting. The meeting was brief so as not to interfere with the band concert. The vote was unanimous in support of the following resolution; Whereas, A special committee was ap pointed by the board of aldermen for tne purpose of investigating charges. made against the street department; anci Whereas, after a careful investigation it found facts which clearly show that otique Gravel, superintendent of streets, and F. N. Frechette, chairman of the board of street commissioners, are incompetent to properly manage said de partmcnt; and it further found that by tneir acts as officials in trying to pur chase a certain piece of property, we be lieve they have forfeited the confidence of the people; and Whereas, a department of our city Handling about g.iO.OOO of the peoples money should be managed bv persons of anility and oi the strictest integrity.; Resolved, that we. citizens here as sembled, enter our protest against their further retention in office, and that they he asked to resign forthwith and in fail ing so to do, they tie immediately re moved from office "by the proper authori ties. And be it further resolved that the secretary of this meeting be request ed to send a copy of these resolutions to each member of the city council, and each member of the board of street com misisoners. JAS. A. ROWAN'S FUNERAL. Wag Held Yesterday Afternoon, Wtih Burial at Hope Cemetery. The funeral of James A. Rowan, whose sudden deith occurred at his home, 8fi Summer street, Wednesday forenoon, following a long period of ill health, was held at the house yesterday after noon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Duncan Salmond, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating. During the services, the choir from the Presbyterian church sang two selections. The bearers were chosen from members of the church gov erning board to which Mr. Rowan be longed. They were as follows: James S. Mline, City Clerk James Mackay, George Young, William McDonald, ' William Hurry and George Stuart. The remains were taken to Hope cemetery for inter ment. Around the casket was banked a profusion of flowers. Among those present at the funeral from out of the city were Mrs. Michael Bowden and Mrs. Benjamin Holgste of Lowell, Mass.. and Mrs. dement Moody of Wnrren, Me., all of whom are daugh ters of the deceased. GIVEN FAREWELL TOKENS. Mrs. Frank Place and Daughter Remem bered Last Evening. When Mrs. Frank Place and daughter, Cecil, returned last evening, after being invited out to supper, they were sur prised to find about thirty Ladies of the Maccabees, who had gathered at the home of Mrs. William Avery of Tre mont street to give them a farewell re ception. A very pleasant evening was enjoved by all. Refreshments of coffee. sandwn'hes, ice cream and cake were served. I Before the party broke up. Mrs. Eva Perkins, in behalf of the members of Harmon hive, presented Mrs. Place and Cecil tokens of remembrance, Mrs. Place being presented a cut glass dish and Ce cil a china set. They accepted in a fit- ting manner snd Mrs. Place, in a few well-chosen words, responded for her self and Lecil. "" Mr. Place Also Surprised. Meanwhile Mr. Place was the guest of honor at a surprise party tendered him in the offices of Paige & Campbell, when fifteen of his business associates gath ered to bid him farewell. The affair was of an informal nature and several mem bers of the company took occasion dur ing the evening to express their regrets at Mr. Place's coming departure. One of the pleasant features of the party was the presentation of an electric read ing lamp to the guest of honor. With his family, Mr. Tlace leaves Monday for Burlington, where he will lie engaged in business. DISREGARD QUARANTINE. Woman With Pronounced Smallpox . Tikes Ride in Street Car. Burlington. July 19. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Charonne, quarantined at the citv . isolation ho-pitsl for small pox, walked out of that plai'e yesterday, took down the warning sign which had been posted there, and boarded an elec tric car for their home at Lakeside. Health Officer Dr. I). J. Nolan was notified and hurried to Lakeside where he found the couple at their home. Thev said they did not like the drinking water at the hospital and did not get enough to eat. The hotwe was immediately quarantined. The husband was at the ho-pital guarding his wife, who had one of the mpst pronounced cases of the disease ever known here. The seats of the car in which the couple rode were cleansrd with a carbolic acid solution. The Charonnes came here from Canada. Congregational Church Schedule. The following is the schedule for the Sunday morning services of the Congre gational church for the summer. duly 27. Kev. F. A. Poole, Worcoter. Mass. August 3 - Rev. C. H. Smith. Burling ton, representing the Anti-Saloon league. August 10 to 31 Cnion services with the Hedding Methodist church. August 10 Congregational church, Rev. K. F. Ixiwe. St. Johnslmry. August 17. Congregational church. Prof. Carl Vose Woodbury, Norwihch university, NorthlieM. August 24. Methodist church. Prof. F. E. Woodruff. Bowdoin college. Bruns wick, Me. . August 31 Methodist church, Rev. S. F. BK'mficld, Montpelier, W I NOT ABATE MALTY TAXES Barre Board of Civil Au thority Took That Posi tion Last Night AND RECONSIDERED FORMER ABATEMENTS Number of Poll Taxes Were Crossed Off Last Evening ; A majority opinion held by the board of civil authority in session at the city court room last evening resulted in the dismissing of several petitions for tax abatements on real estate and the re consideration of petitions presented for a similar purpose at. the meeting last Tuesday night. Action taken on the cases reconsi iered was consistent with the disposition made in the petitions forwarded last night, since it seemed to be the prevailing sense of the board that, the city pursued an unwise policy in 1 abating assessment on real estate. .ot all of the members concurred in this feeling, however, for when the ques t on came to test in the case of Mrs. Katherine Dineen, three of the board, Alderman Michael Keefe.. D. J. Sullivan and Martin Riley voted in favor of granting the request. A majority of the board voted to dismiss the petition and dismissals in the remaining cases with out opposition. the session was called to order at 7 o'clock for the purpose of going over the remainder of the tax books of Constable M. B. Nichols, but the requests of sev eral petitioners were heard before the board got down to the real business of the evening. F. G. Hovvland presided and to the original seven who responded to the call at the hour of seven, four more were added as the evening pro gressed. Mrs. Katherine Dineen asked that a tax on her house and land on Pike street be abated. She declared that she was about to place her five small chil dren in a home outside the city and that she herself planned to leave Barre. It was on her petition that the issue of abating on real estate was raised, the vote to dismiss following a lengthy discussion. On behalf of Mrs. Mary Reid of Maple avenue, J. tv. Anderson asked that the tax on her property be abated. The request was dismissed. J. . Carroll asked that the tax on the real estate of his brother, A. A. Carroll, lately de ceased, be abated, and the request was dismissed, although the board voted to abate Mr. Carroll's poll tax. Sam Wheeler appeared in person and denied any rejiort that he had money in the bank. He asked that he be allowed the month of August in which to pay his tax without the customary fee attached to each tax bill unpaid after August 11. His request was dismissed. C. I Currier came betore the board for a rebate of last year's poll tax on the ground that he was over 70 years old. The rebate was made. Mrs. Oreste Bonani asked that her husband's poll tax be abated, on account of his decl'ui ing health. Her request was granted. Morton A. McAllister, in a letter to the clerk, enclosed a receipt for his taxes in the town of Richmond. His local assessment was abated. George Pithie"s poll tax was abated on account of in juries which have confined him to the house for several months. Francis Grady's poll tax was abated because of his proven minority. Abatements were also made on the following names, which were found to be duplicates: George Ailcs, duplicate for George F.lias; John Amos, for Amos John; John Carl son for John Karlson; Joe Gavain for Joe Geuvin; Frank Provost, for Frank Prevost; George Rithie, for George l'ithie. Real estate abatements requested by Mrs. Mary Cook, Mrs. Lizzie Cook and Mrs. John D. Patterson at a prior sos- sion o! the board were reconsiaerea ami then dismissed by vote. On account of his decease, the poll tax of Norman B. York for 1913 was abated and the board turned its attention to the books of former Constable Nichols. Books cov- ering a period w&icn extended irom i:'j through 1912 were examined and aliaie- ments made in a number of instances. Before adjournment at 10 o'clock, a mo tion was carried to instruct the clerk to mark the abatements on each book as ordered by the board. For causes as described, abatements were made as follows: 190!) Joseph O'lleron, moved to Vir ginia; Timothy Dineen, unknown. 101 0 Ben A. Bylow, deceased; Robert Imlah. jr.. minor; L. E. Willey, moved to Waterbury. 1911 John" Cruiekshank, deceased; W. P. Day, incapacitated; James Grant, de ceased. 1912 Wallace Bruce, deceased ; Charles Cain, duplicate for Charles Cane; Carlo Castano, duplicate; Charles Clark, war veteran and 90 years old; Leon Farns worth, moved away; Peter Porchetti, duplicate; Joseph M. Gilbertson, inca pacitated; Robert Maitland, deceased; Lawrence Mazzoni, deceased; John Me I.ennon, deceased; William Nicol, de ceased; Levi Rowell, deceased; David Sickle, removed; Isaac Simon, dupli cate; I.. E. Willey. removed; Luigi Cera buzzi, minor; Luigi Venetti, duplicate. Abatement in the case of William Doug las., deceased, was reconsidered when it was found that he left all estate. REWARDED FOR SERVICES. G. Beardsley of St. Albans Gets $100 from Canadian Government. St. Albsn. July P. A. G. Beardsley of this city has just received a check for $100 from the Canadian government for services rendered during the reman laid at heele lull. -.Mr. licardsley sergeunt of to. 3. OOth battalion and he served under Captain Robinson. Weather Forecast. Sunday fair; light to moderate south west winds.