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VOL. XVII NO. 271.
Government Begins Investi
gation of Cause of Loss
. of Steamer Monroe
Ninety-nine Survivors Were
V Brought Ashore by
the Nantucket .
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 31. With the final
tragic summary written, showing 41 lives
lost and m saved as ine resun 01 yes
terday's disaster at sea, interest to-day
centered toward ascertaining the cause
that led up to the accident. I lie ver
siona of the officers of the steamers, Nan
tucket, which crashed into and sank the
liner, Monroe, of the Old Dominion
Steamship company and the survivors
r . . . 1 r 41..
nave been told, it now remains iur hid
federal covernment officially to deter
mine the cause and other facts connected
with the collision.
The officers of the Nantucket, which
brought the rescued to port, finally last
night checked up the list of victims and
survivors. The revised list shows that
of the 41 who were lost 19 were passen
gers and 22 were members of the crew,
Of the 09 who were saved 351 were pas
sengers and 60 were -members of the
Preliminary steps for an investigation
were taken to-day as we result oi in
fitructions from the department of com
merce at Washington. Robert Tapley,
inspector of hulls, and Edward W. Brey,
inspector of boilers, will conduct the in
quiry, which will be directed along three
distinct lines, as follows: To determine
whether the masters of both vessels used
everv possible precaution to prevent the
frasredv. including low speed and con
tinuHl"iise of the fog horn; whether the
terrible death rate among the passen
gers was due to lack of discipline among
the crewt whether the two vessels were
in their proper position prior to the col
lision. The survivors declare there was
little, if any. confusion following the col
lision and all praise the crew for their
E. P. Lyon said:
"The Monroe's crew behaved splendid
ly, The women were- allowed to get into
the boats first. There was no elfort on
the part of the men to crowd?"
There were notable deeds of heroism
by Assistant Engineer Oscar Perkins and
First Wireless Operator rerdmand J
Kuehn. Perkins, when the inrush of
water put out the main dynamo and left
the Monroe in complete darkness, rushed
below and started an emergency dyna
mo. Ha is among the rescued.
Wireless Operator Kuehn gave the
first 'S. O.. S." call and after adjusting a
life preserver, which would doubtless
have saved his own life, removed it and
put it on a girl passenger. Kuehn wag
His assistant, R. L. Etheredge, was
faved and his wife greeted him as the
Nantucket docked yesterday afternoon.
Kd. Gorman of New York told of a girl
whom he begged to jump with him into
the sea. The girl "refused and perished.
J. Gately, second officer of the Monroe,
cave his life preserver to a woman, who
had none, and after being washed into
' the water saved himself by seizing a
floating ladder.
But there was a reverse side to the
badge of courage. Miss Sally McCombs,
a member of the Macaria Theatrical
company, was in a lifeboat with a West
Indian negro, who became panic-stricken
and seized Miss McComb's hair. He had
to be beaten almost into insensibility
before he would free her.
0. H. Davids told how a frenzied negro
on the Monroe nsked another negro for
a pocket knife, then cut his own throat
and fell into the sea.
Revised List of Dead.
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 3L The following
5s the revised list of the victims of the
Monroe steamer disaster:
Mrs. W. L. Bolton, Newark, N. J.
First. Lieut. Legrand B. Curtis, Second
roast artillery, Watervlict arsenal, N.
Y. (died after rescue).
Mrs. D. Gibson, New York.
J. Haskell, Cortlandt, N. Y.
W. H. Ingram, Sumter, S. C.
Charles M. Jell iff, Marcaria theatrical
company, Baltimore.
Mrs. .Thomas R. Harrington, Bridge
port, Conn, (died on steamer Nantuck
et). George Lewis, Marcaria theatrical
company, New York.
J. Okakamato, Japanese.
Mrs. C. W. Poole and child of Gray,
Sussex county, Va.
J. F. Bay, New York.
J. Edward, U. S. navy.
0. Wagner, TJ. S. marine corps,
j Steerage passengers
J. Gilbert.
M. Bolen, New York.
C. Boper, New York.
1. Wilson, New York.
An unknown Italian.
N. Nelson, boatswain.
Guiles, quartermaster.
A. Soydin, bow lookout.
T. Jttv.ich, deck watchman.
L. Ward, saloon watchman.
Ferdinand J. Kuehn, first wireless op
erator. Braxton Haskins, third assistant
Mrs. Gourney, white, stewardess.
Fatsy Wallace, colored, stewardess.
I. White, second cook.
Joe Bradroff, third cook.
P. Davis, head waiter.
J. Delk, J. Martin, A. Fraddri, D.
Froverbs, W. A. Gardner, waiters.
Names of several deckhands and coal
passers have not yet been checked up.
In Statement Issued by Old Dominion
Line Official.
.New lork, Jan. 31. lhe presence of
jnuid of crew and jassenjjers ailke was
' .1
responsible for the saving of so many
lives from the Old Dominion liner Mon
roe, which sank off Hog island early
yesterday, according to a statement is
sued here last night by H.B. Walker
president and general manager of the
Old Dominion steamship line, through
James Leyland, superintendent of the
mam line division.
In his statement Mr, Walker says
that Capt. E. E. Johnston, master of the
Monroe, launched lifeboat No. 7 with
the aid of eight volunteers and then
picked up twenty-seven persons who had
jumped into the water just before the
liner went under, making the total
saved by this boat thirty-five.
Equally good work was done by First
Officer Guy Horscly, who after launching
boat No. 3 wjth ten passengers, rescued
twenty-four passengers who had jumped
from, the deck of the steamer. Lifeboat
No. 1 was smashed as she landed in the
water, and No. 2 capsized.
Fourteen persons were saved by two
boats from the Nantucket. One of the
life rafts of the Monroe proved the
means of saving the lives of six. while
another saved four persons.
Second Officer J. E. Gately went be
low immediately after the collision to
ascertain the extent of the damage done,
He found most of the passengers on the
promenade deck. He tried to get them
on the boat deck, but did not succeed,
When the Monroe went down, he float
ed off on a ladder and was later picked
the law of the sea that women and
children must be saved cost the chief
wireless operator of the Monroe his life.
He was standing by boat No. 3, when
he saw a woman without a life belt and
promptly gave her his. Mr. Walker's
statement counts him among the dead.
The woman was saved.
One of the passengers, a mining engi
neer, followed the example of the chief
wireless operator. What became of him
has not been learned. Nineteen passen
gers of the Monroe have so far not been
accounted for, the statement says:
10 the list of those saved have been
added, according to the statement, the
names of Mrs. J. M. Ray, E. P. Lyons
and B. B. Vernon. The names of those
passengers could not be learned earlier
because they were unconscious when
picked up. ' -
The members of the crew known to
have been drowned are: Third assist
ant engineer, chief wireless operator, a
quartermaster, two deck watchmen and
two bow lookouts.
Make Frantic Signals.
When the presence of another vessel
was suspected by the officers of the
Monroe, the statement adds, the vessel
was immediately stopped and the whis
tie was blown once. This signal was
answered by the Nantucket with two
whistles. In reply to this, the Monroe
whistled twice, being answered in the
same manner by the Nantucket. The
Monroe then kept her whistle going, but
received no further signals, it is de
clared. A few seconds later the vessel
was rammed by the Nantucket abaft
Ao. I port on the starboard side.
Ferdinand Kuehn'a Mother Had Premoni
tion of Hit Death.
New York, Jan. 31. Ferdinand Kuehn
chief wireless operator on board the liner
Monroe, who toolc off his own hfi pre
server and strapped it on a woman Just
as the vessel started to sink yesterday
ana wno jost nis me as a result of his
act, was only 20 yeara old. He lived
with his parents in . the Bronx. His
mother said to-day that she always had
a premonition that something would
happen to her son if he remained at sea
The fatal trip was his second on the
Dangerous Action Taken When the Liner
United States, Bound for New
York, Had Mishap 200 Miles
Off the Scottish Coast.
Glasgow, Scotland, Jan. 31. The Scan-
inavian-American liner LTnited States
crept back into the Clyde to-day hav-
ng been forced to turn back on the voy
age from Copenhagen to New York by
the bursting of a low pressure cylinder
on Thursday, when she was 200 miles
from the Scottish coast.
The 234 passengers were transferred
oil Greenock to the Anchor line steamer
Cameronia under somewhat dangerous
conditions, owing to the high winds and
heavy seas. The passengers descended
to the waiting tenders on storm ladders,
and many of them were carried down by
tne seamen, l lie l ameronut left later
in the day for New York.
$300,000 FIRE LOSS
Packinghouse, Big Steamer, Machine
Shop and Several Small Vessels
Were Destroyed by Fire of
Unknown Cause.
Fort Meyers, Fla., Jan. 31. Damage
estimated to be $300,000 was done earlv
this morning by a fire which destroyed
the Lee County citrus packinghouse, the
steamer Thomas Edition Lofton, a ma-
hine shop and several small vessels
hieh were anchored along the water
front. - The cause of the fire is not
Against Maury I. Diggs, Charging
fense Against Girl.
San Francisco, Jan. 31. A warrant.
charging an offense against a young girl,
was issued here yesterday against Maury
I. uiggs, iornier Mme arcniteci, whose
recent trial and conviction here under
the Mann act caused nation-wide com
ment because of its political complica
tions. Mrs. Elizabeth Pearring, a doctor's
wife, swore to the complaint, alleging an
offense against her daughter, Ida Pear
ring, 17 years old.
Warrants also were sworn to against
John Gillian add John Doe Fisher, in
connection with the same affair. "Fish-
is said to be an alias.
Diggs case, under the
now on appeal.
Mann act, is
Fifteen People Injured in a
Chicago & Alton
R.R. Wreck
All Suffered When Forced
from Sleeping Cars in
Night Clothes . .
Joliet, II!., Jan. 31. Fifteen persons
were injured, some of them so seriously
that they may die, when a passenger
train on the Chicago & Alton railroad,
bound from Chicago to St. Louis, wa
wrecked at a point between this place
and lxfkport early this morning. Nine
cars left the track and three of them
were overturned.
Most of the persons injured were in
sleeping cars. They, as well as those
who escaped without injury, were forced
to leave the cars in their night clothea
and seek shelter in neighboring farm
And J. F. Keefe Is Made Assistant Su
perintendent of Central Vermont'!
Northern Division,
St. Albans, Jan. 31. A circular issued
to-day from the office of G. C. Jones,
vice president, and approved bv Presi
dent E. C. Smith of the Central Vermont
railroad, announces the following changes
to become enective ret). 1:
The office of general superintendent of
transportation is abolished. M. Magiff
is appointed superintendent of car serv
ice in charge of car service and account
ing. . h. Kusscll is appointed super-
ntendent of the northern division offices
in St. Albans, vice J. r . Keefe. Mr.
Keefe is appointed assistant superin
tendent of the northern division, with
offices at St. Albans. S. E. McKenney is
appointed terminal train master at St.
Albans in charge of yard work, vice F. J,
McEnany, who is appointed general
agent at St. Albans in charge of local
freight and customs work. The office of
train master of the southern division
and the third and fourth districts of
the northern division and the office of
customs agent at St. Albans are abol
Special Vice Squad Made Trip Through
Philadelphia To-day With
. Drag-net.
Pliiladelphia, Jan. 31. In an effort to
lear the city .of yeggmen, highway rob
bers, second-story workers and other
criminals, a special squad of police early
4- J - - . I lk.....U . 1. A 1. I .. 1 '
ut-uny weub imuuu me iciiifr i null tiift-
tnct and arrested about 130 men. Al
leged cocaine dealers, white slavers and
others, who, the police say, have varied
records, are among those captured.
Indiana Doctor Hurries to Arkansas to
'Meet Disappointment.
Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 31. Dr. W. A.
Winters, a prominent physician of New
castle, Ind., arrived here yesterday from
'errv, Ark., after a fruitless search for
his small daughter, Catherine, who dis-
ppeared from the Indiana city while on
er way home March 20 last and Was
supposed to have been kidnapped by
A tew dai-s ngo J)r. inters received
word that a girl resembling his daugh
ter had been lct with a family in Perry,
Ark., by an unidentified man. He at
once went to Terry biit said the girl al
though greatly resembling his child, was
not she. v
Between Street Car Employes and B. &
M. X. & P. Co.
The agreement between the liarre &
Montpelier Traction & Tower Co. and
the employes of the street cars comes
to an end at midnight to-night. The
men isk tor their new schedule, $2 per
day for first-year men, $2.25 for second
year men, and $2.00 for third-year men
nd thereafter; also a reduction ot hours
from 11 to 0. Under the present agree
ment the men are getting paid by a slid
ing scale ranging from 10 to 22 cents
an hour.
Conferences have been held between
the men and officials of the company.
It is expected that J. H. Keardan, repre
senting the trolleymen's union. Mill ar
rive to-night to counsel with the men.
Lost to People's Academy at Morris-
ville, 36 to ig.
Morrisville, Jan. 30. People's acad
emy deflated Godtiard seminary in bas
ketball last evening by the score of 30
to 19. The victory was the second of
the season for People's academy over the
ioddard team. I ho game was fast and
interesting all through. The work of
Bedell and Parker was noticeable,' while
Witt and Keefe starred for Goddard.
The line-up:
People's Academy. Goddard.
Beatty, If rg, Witt
Parker, If Ig, Keefe
Bedell, c c, Cosby
Ward, lg rf, Lameri
Bridge, rg ; If, Tierney
The wore People's Academy 38, God-
ard 10. Referee Kurtz. Time 20-min.
William H. Wilson Went West When,a
Young Man Died at Sarasota, Fla.
A telegram was "received here yester
day announcing the death of William H.
Wilson of Harrison, Mich., a native of
Barre and one of the prominent lumber
men in the West, which occurred at his
winter home at Sarasota, Fla.,. after a
short illness of heart trouble. Accompa
nied by a son, W. Leigh Wilson, the re
mains arrived in the city this afternoon
at " 1 o'clock over the Central Vermont
Besides his wife,' the deceased leaves
two daughters, Mrs. Cora Johnson of
Cadillac, Mich., and Miss Sadie E. Wil
son of Harrison, both of whom are grad
uates of Goddard seminary j two sons,
VVr, Leigh Wilson of Harrison, and J.
Ernest Wilson, who i in business in
Seattle, Wash. Two brothers also sur
vive. They are Frank Wilson of Seattle
and Charles S, Wilson, who conducts a
drug store in White River Junction.
His wife will be remembered here at
Gertrude S. Carr. They were married in
Barre in 18011.
Mr. Wilson was born in Barre Nov. 5,
1845, the sixth aon of John and Marcy :
(Newton) Wilson, both of whom were!
descendants of the early - residents of
the town. At the age of 21 Mr. Wilson
went west and engaged in the lumber,
business in southern Michigan. In 1872
he removed to, northern Michigan and
as a member of the firm of W. II. &
F,. A. Wilson, he did business in lumber
ing and dealing in pine lauds in Michi
gan and Alabama, where the firm at one
time had a tract of 00,000 acres..
For many years he had been a fre
quent visitor in the place of his birth.
Latterly he came east every few years
and never failed to visit Barre before
returning home. Last summer he was
a guest of E. L. Smith of West street
at the tatter's summer home in Old Or
chard, Me. In the fall he came to Barre
and spent several days in this vicinity
renewing old acquaintances. W ithin
few years he had transferred his winter
residence to Sarasota, where lie had
erected a home. "
The remains were taken to Hooker A
Co.'s mortuary chapel this forenoon and
later removed to the vault at El in wood
cemetery. ' In the spring, interment will
be made in the family lot..
Vermont Is Practically Free of It, Says
Dr. Dalton.
Burlington, Jan. 31. The health of
Vermont, so far as contagious diseases
go, is excellent, according to tins infor
nation furnished to Secretary Dalton of
the state board of health. .Smallpox
naj evidently been stamped out effect
ually, as no cases have Wen reported
tor several months, and unless a case
is imported from Canada the state will
probably remain free from that scourge.
There is a little scarlet fever and Dr.
Dalton returned yesterday from Middle-
bury, where he investigated a case in
company with Dr. C. S. Caverly of Rut
land. The case was found to be a very
mild one. as are those in Morrisville and
aterville, where scattered cases have
appeared. The mildness of, the disease
adds one difficulty to its suppression as
it is not readily recognized, and in many
cases a physician is not consulted at all.
A child has a sore throat and perhaps
is sick at the stomach. The trouble
passes away in a day or two and be
goes to school. He then begins to peel
and of course is likely to spread the dis'
ease far and near. If all of the cases
were mild the matter would not be se-
rious, but no one can tell when a very
severe case may be contracted.
In Houghton Litigation at St. Albans,
Hearing Was Given.
St. Albans, Jan. 31. A hearing in
haneery was held yesterday at the office
y . (,. Austin & Sons before Judge
Leighton P. Slack of St. Johnsbury on
motion by counsel for Perry (. Cook of
Fairfax to set out the exemptions under
the Houghton litigation. The result was
n order setting out certain property as
xempt. A motion to compel the re
ceiver, E. D. Shepardson, to file "his ac
count was granted. Another motion ap
plying for an order on the receiver to
pay to the attorney for Cook suit money
to enable him to carry the cases to the
supreme court-was not decided; and a
motion to sell a 64-acre wood lot and to
pay encumbrances was held until after
the filing of the receiver's account. -.A.
B. Beentan and his counsel. W. I)'. Stew-
rt, were here from Fairfax to attend
the hearing. The administrator, John
Branch, was represented by tHiarles D.
Watson and Warren R. Austin. Hiram
Dee appeared for Cook.
His Seven Baskets Enable Shamrocks to
Beat F. C. A, 27 to 25.
St. Johnsbury, Jan. 31. Seven haskets
bv Ogston of the visitors in the lust
period won the game for the Shamrocks
f Barre over . C. A. here last night.
I'he score was 27 to 25. The game was
fast and the crowd filled the hall, many
being turned away. The first teriod
ended in a tie, 8 to 8, and the local
team led at the close of the second pe
riod, 10 to 10. The summary!
F. C. A.
lb L. Gagner
. rb LaCroix
c E. Gagner
. If Demers
. rf Bedard
Ogston rf
omasi If
O'Carroll c
Grady rb
Smith lb
Score Shamrocks
F. C. A. 2ii
Goals from
im floor Ogston 7, O'Carroll 3,
3, L. Gagner, 3. E. Gagner 2,
Bedard 3
Gradv 2. Goals from fouls Shamrocks
3, F. V. A. 3. Referees Greenwood
1.. Scampini. Scorer Lacroix. Timer
Hart. Time Three 15-minute periods.
Attenda nee 400.
Causing Considerable Readjustment in
Estate of Mary L. Bickford.
Burlington. Jan. 31. A hearing in
robate court yesterday brought 'to no-
ice an interesting case of a will found
ten years after the maker's death. The
hearing was on the final account of the
dministrator of the estate of Mary L.
Bickford, late of Huntington. Mrs.
ickford died, and it was supposed that
ig had left no will. The estate was
Iministered and probated as intestate.
About ten yeara later the will was
found, and as lic disposition made was
not the ordinary descent of intestate
property, considerable readiustinir- has
had to be done,
Mayor W. H. Ward An-
"nounces Himself for,
Present Position
$2.25 TAX RATE
Charles A. Lundgren to Run
for Alderman in the
Second Ward
In a statement issued to-day, Mayor
W. H. Ward announces that he will again
go before the people for the office of
mayor at the coming March election.
The announcement was not unexpected,
as close friends of the mayor had inti
mated for several days that a statement
from him was nearly due. Mayor Ward
is completing his first year of service
as the city's executive. Prior to his
ejection last March, he had served a term
as alderman from ward one.
The mayor's announcement is as fol
lows: .
"To the voters of Barre:
"I wish to announce myself a candi
date for re-election as mayor of the city
of Barre for another year and in doing
so I wish to inform the ..citizens, voters
and taxpayer that in my judgment a
12.25 tax rate will be sufficient to meet
the expenses for the ensuing year.
"I do not know of any call or neces
sity for any extraordinary work to he
done this year. I assure "the people of
Barre that I will, if elected, as far as
consistent with good business principles,
see that the citizens get value received
for every 'dollar expended.
WW. H. Ward."
For two weeks and more the men
tioned have been over-busy at their
pre-election day pastime, but not un
til to-day has it become known that a
number of men have announced definite
ly their decisions to contest for several
city offices. Other names, too, are still
to be considered only in the "mentionee"
clasB, although it is hinted that addi
tional announcements are nearly due.
Over in ward two, Alderman Harry Pat
terson has stated unofficially that he is
a candidate for a second term at the
oak table in city hall. Mr. Patterson has
bad a long experience in city affairs,
a everyone knows, and his iupporte.s
are urging that experience aa one of hi
qualifications, thought not the only one.
Yielding to the persuasion of friend.
Charles A. Lundgren, at present serving
. . 1. .1 : a ' ,
nm hub ui me nuuuurs, jsnuea a ("wi Le
nient to-day announcing his candidacy
for the second ward position in the city
council. After reviewing his qualifica
tions, supporters of Mr, Lundgren de
clare that hit candidacy will be received
with acclaim in many quarters, lhe
statement follows:
Acting upon the advice of several
friends and after having given the mat-
ter considerable thought, I have lecided
to announce my candidacy for the office
of alderman from ward two. Any meas
ure of support which the voters in that
ward may feel inclined to accord wv
candidacy will be gratefully rcVvcd.
As a member of the board of auditors,
I. believe that he who looks may see
evidences here and there of extiava
gance in city finances and if elected I
will work first and last for any policy
that will restore the city's finances to
their former firm footing. I beliee
that economy should be the watchword
of the incoming administration.
"Charles A. Lundgren
Another man whose name has been
frequently linked with the same o fT.ee
wherever ward two politics are d'scussed
is J. Alfred Healey, manager of the
Barre Granite & Quarry Co. It is not
known whether Mr. Healey wouid con
sent to have his name presentei as a
nominee. Nevertheless, there are those.
it is said, who will urge him to stand
for the office before many days.
Thus far there is only ons avowed
candidate for alderman from ward six.
William II. Eager, acceding to requests
from a number of persons, has decided
to declare his candidacy, Mr. Eager is
one of the wheel horses in the labor
movement and his candidacy will un
doubtedly find favor with many. He is
about to make a statement of bis atti
George W. Parks of 495 North Main
street announces that he will make a try
for the office of alderman from ward
four to succeed Alderman W. T. Calder.
Mr. Parks has been well known at the
north end for many years and has tak
en an active interest in war4 affairs.
Others who have already been mentioned
are the present incumbent and William
W. Russell and James Grogan of Broo-
There are . indications pointing to a
large field of starters in the assessorship
race. Oliver J. L. Mathews, not7 serv
ing as an auditor, has been sugcexte 1
as a competent man for the office. Judge
A. G. Fay has been mentioned before
and he is quoted aa saying that' he will
be a candidate if he is wanted for the
office. Henry A. Phelps has been men
tioned and Ilerbert A. Rugg will bo
candidate, it is understood. This is the
year for the quadrennial appraisal.
George L. Morris seems to be the only
man in the field for the office of tax
collector and first constable. He is fin
ishing his first year and he has declared
his intentions of making a second at
tempt for the office.
Marriage at Bride's Home in Jericho
This Morning.
St. Albans, Jan. 31. J. Walter Ward-
law of this city and Miss Iva J. Brig
ham of Jericho were married this morn-
intr at the home of the bride's father,
V. W. Brigham, in Jericho, Rev. J.
Cashmore, pastor of the Congregational
church, performing the ceremony. Mr.
Wardlaw is secretary to Vice-President
G. C. Jones ot the Central ermont rail
wav. The bride was at one time head
purse at the St. Albans haaaitai,
Spaulding Seniors Proved Good Amateur
Last evening at the chapel in Spauld
ing high school nearly 400 pupils and
graduates or parents witnessed the class
play of the senior class. Every seat
was occupied by two persons, the aisle
were well filled and a large number
stood around the entrance to the room
The play was well up to the standard
of those iriven in past vears, and to
many, it was one of the most enjoyable
amateur productions seen in the city.
J'.very participant came in for a oot
share or the praise, for all did their best
and the acting could scarcely have iteen
done better by amateurs than was done
by the cast.
Not only was the acting a noticeaV.le
feature but also the stage Betting. The
class put in a lot of hard work making
scenes to carry out the picture of the
play, and the efforts of George Gove,
who acted as stage manager, and Ho
hart Newell, an electrician, were not to be
overlooked, for their work was of a high
The playlet, a three-act comedy, "Th
Cribber," has for its scenario Crawford
university during the final examination
First act is in Riggs hall Thursday
morning before the close of finals. The
young men are assembled "digging" in
their studies when the professor appears
and reprimands them for little misdo
meanors and while in the room he acci
dently leaves a bunch of papers which
turn out to be final examinations. One
of the group realizes the fact and after
the professor leaves he takes one troin
the pile and carefully . conceals it on
bis person.
All goes on nicelv, for the next art
shows the interior of the Darrell house.
in which all the members of the clos
are enioyinir themselves at ftiw and
tasting of delicious ice cream, which by
the w'ay, does not arrive until after one
of the number has had the misfortune
to get a slightly discolored eve. The
scene closes as they depart for their
respective rooms.
The next scene is in the college nsrain.
The president of the school senate re
ceives a note from the professor telling
of the loss of the papers and asUing ins
help in restoring the same. The two
officers discuss ways of finding the guilty
persons. Suspicions are aroused in the
next act, which takes place in the Dar
rell house acain on Sunday night. A
little detective work finds the paper in
one of the boys' desks and naturally he
is-suspected of being the offending one
But strangely enough he does not to 1v
such, for the bovs summon one of thir
number, Roy Darrell, and after a little
cross-examination he admits the theft
and is ready to start a new leaf. The
play closes with a little love scene.
From the expressions ot satisfaction
and hearty applause after each act, ni
one would doubt that the ability of tin-
cast of characters was anything short of
professional and at times one might have
thought he was witnessing a profession
al performance. The work of Miss Bag
ley and Miss Stillson of the high school
lacuity must not oe overiooKea, tor incv
were instrumental to a large degree in
making the play what it was.
The members of the class netted a
good sum which will go towards the'r
graduation expenses. They contemplate
giving the play in illiamstown next
week and later expect to present it in
East Barre and Plainfield. The class feel
much indebted to B. W. Hooker & Co.,
who so generously loaned the furniture
used in the production. ,
The cast of characters is as lollowe:
Rov Darrell. the cribber. Leon Pace:
Hal Kimber, the student, Norton Lcbour-
veau; "Bug4 Wells, the grind, Arthur
Blackmore: David Roscoe, the investi
gator, Elmer Scott; C. Raymond Whip
ple, "Cutcy," the fusser, Henry Bjork;
Peter . Leonard, a conspirator, George
Walker; Lucian Burdock, the professor,
Frank Gredler; Ellen and Kate Darrell,
sisters to Roy, Margaret Brown and
Ruth Robinson; Grace Zigler, the co-ed,
Madine Rogers; Myrtle Landon, a plain
girl, Mary Restelli.
Tribes -from Barre, East Barre
Montpelier Had Big Meeting.
The three tribes of Red Men at East
Barre, Barre and Montpelier, Wuehosen,
Iroquois and Sioux, respectively, held a
joint meeting last qight in the city hall
auditorium at Montpelier, when the
adoption degree was worked on a class
of nine candidates, there was an at
tendance of about 150. After the degree
work, a banquet was served and officers
of the grand council made speches. Past
Sachem V. VV. Kusscll of Barre acted as
toastmaster. The speechmakers were
Great IVophet Frank E. Marshall of
Beechers Falls, Great Sachem John F.
McCarthy of St. Johnsbury, Great Sen
ior Sacamore A. E. Humphrey of Lyn-
donvillc, Past Great Sachem of Massa
chusetts A. P. Calder of Boston, Great
Junior Sagamore Alec Ross of Barre,
Great Chief of Records J. R. Osborn of
East Barre and others.
During the business session, Dr. E. C.
Barrett w-as appointed great sanap of
the great council of Vermont by Great
Sachem J. F. McCarthy of St. Johns
bury, and Ira Wright of Barre was ap
pointed on the finance committee in
place of Dr. Barrett.
Vermont Educational Commission, Which
Has Been at Montpelier.
The Vermont educational commission
concluded yesterday afternoon a two
day session held at the State House,
at which were considered the various
matters which will go uito the commis
sion's report. Other meetings will be
held Wfore the report is completed, but
when it will be ready cannot W told
at the present time with any degree of
definiteness. Most of the members de
parted on the evening train for their
Weather Forecast.
Snow to-night, probably heavy in the
nor.u portion. Sunday probably local
snows; high northwest to east winds.
Notice to Granite Cutters.
All members of Barre branch, G. C.
1. A., will report for work Monday, Feb.
2, at . 7:15 a. m. and quit work at
4:15 p. m.
Si avvertono tutti i scalpellin che a
dottare da lunedi 2 Febbraio li prin
cipiera a lavorare alle 7:15 a. in. u
termiucra alle ore 4:15 p. in,
J. D. Will, Sec.
WAS $28,107.19
Slight Increase Over 1912
for the Municipal De
Reported by Supt. Rey; ds
to' the City Co- , V4
Other Cit
At 2 o'clock afternoon the board of
aldermen convened for the purpose of rati
fying the remaining reports to be in
cluded in the annual city report, copy
for which is to lie, placed in the hands
of the printer Monday morning. Super
intendent H. E. Reynolds' report for
the water depart merit was read and ac
cepted. Reports from the overseer of
the poor and the auditors were to be
ratified. Recently the renorts of the
school treasurer and the cemetery com-
iiiinHioners nave been received for print
ing. A summary of each is given be
low. During the year, says Superintendent
Reynolds, there were 27 new connections
in the water department, accommodat
ing 14 tenements, five tool sharpening
plants, one hotel, one stoneshed, one bak
ery, one schoolhotise, one skating rink
and five vacant lots on North Main
street. There are new extensions on
Third street and Upland avenue. A new
system of metering the water connee-'
tions was established and during the.
year 35 meters were installed, making
a total of 233 now in use. New meters
to the number of' 151 were purchased
and most of these are on hand. Many
will be installed in 1914, according to
present plans. Thirty-two families
have changed from spring to city water
and 33 have turned from city to spring
We may well be proud of our reser
voirs, the report continues. At the
Orange basin, an old sluiceway was. torn
away and the wooden dam was replaced
by a cement structure. Leaf bearing
trees were destroyed and in the spring
it is planned to set out 1.000 pine or
spruce seedlings. They will assist in
stamping out lesf-bearing trees and will
prove a source of revenue to the eitv
some day. The. areas around Bolster
reservoir have Wen thoroughly cleaned
and the Martinetti farm was purchased
tor the protection of the water coming
from that section.
Water Department Financial Statement.
From January 1, 1913, to December 31,
Tan. 1, Outstanding bonds...
June 1, Bonds redeemed
Jan. 1, Outstanding bonds...
Plant Jan. 1,1913
Martinetti farm, with build
ings 3.5O0.(h)
New connections 329.00
New extensions 120.05
New bvdriuits 164.03
Marinetti buildings sold.
Plant Jan. 1, 1914
'hint $333,396.08
Supply inventory
Tool inventory , .
ream inventory '.t ,
Office furniture inventory...
I limping station inventory..
Accounts receivable.
Bills receivable
Citv treasurer
Bonds payable
Surplus .
Water rentals uncollected Jan. 1, 1914,
' Trofit and Loss Account.
From January 1, 1913, to December 31,
Water rentals
Maintenance Bolster reservoir. $156.37
Maintenance old connections.. 371.00
(ieneral expenn 843.61
Maintenance hydrants ....... I86.1.1
Insurance and taxes 2.19.82
Interest 8.675.00
Maintenance main line 323.00
Maintenance Martin brook.... 297.93,
(Mlice furniture 50.25
Maintenance Orange reservoir. 1,546.20
Printing and stationery 80.90
Pumping station j M5.24
Rebate -. 202.03
Tuawing machine 30.09
Salary, law and engineering... 1,802.76
Team 526.05
Tool 30.80
Respectfully submitted,
H. E. Reynohls,
Water Superintendent.
School Treasurer's Report.
The report of the school treasurer
shows a cmhIi balunce of $11,052.44 Dec
31, 1913. The receipts were drawn from
the cash balance of Jan. 1, 1913, wliicu
amounted to $4.4S2.42. and the receipts
from all sources, which amounted to
$06,065.40 during the year. The sum of
$89,405.38 was paid out on all accounts
from Jan. 1, 1913, to Dee. 31. A sum
mary account of the inconje includes
proweds of notes issued on the Nor'i
Barre school, which were $37.5' M), the
1913 taxes. "0 cents on every dollar of
the grand 1M, which amounted to $14,
730.18, a sjecial two-cent tux on the
grand list for the evening drawing
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