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ortant War Conference Was Held
In Washington, at Which Possibility
of Mobilization of State Troops Was
Considered Seriously.
London Newspaper Correspondent Gives
His Version From Mexico.
London, April 25. Telegraphing from
Mexico City Thursday, tlie correspondent
oi the Daily ielegraph says:
three years ot fratricidal war was
forgotten in a (lav, the Mexican revolu
tion ceased and the nation was blended
into a unity which Beems formidable,
The utmost enthusiasm and devotion to
President Huerta was displayed by all
classes to-day and President Wilson's
name was greeted with howls of 'Death
to the Americans!
American Border Patrol Returned the
Fire of Federals Who Shot Into the
Town of Laredo Reinforcements on
. .i - f
Way v to Vera Cruz.
Washington, D. C, April 25. With the complete restoration
of order in Vera Cruz, the safe exodus of Charge O'Shaughnessy
and his staff from Mexico City and the transport carrying rein
forcements of troops ploughing swiftly through southern seas,
President Wilson and his advisers to-day were on the alert for
any counter move by Huerta and are awaiting the development
of any. positive attitude by Carranza, the constitutionalist chief.
A sporadic outbreak in Nuevo Laredo, where the evacuating
federals fired across the Rio Grande and drew a pelting of bullets
from the American border patrol, and the reported arrest of
several Americans by Huertistas' authorities at Orizaba, scarcely
served to alter an already absorbing situation.
A lengthy conference in the early morning hours between Sec
retary of War Garrison, General Wotherspoon, chief of staff,
Major-General Wood and other officers, was the culmination of a
night of bustling activity at the war department. The military
heads reported that they had discussed conditions generally, with
particular reference to the situation ..of the Texas border. , Word
was received that the troops ordered from the Pacific coast to
the Texas border were entrained for Fort Sam Houston.
General Wotherspoon declared later that no new army orders
had been issued. The possibility of mobilizing the militia under
the new army bill, which is now before President Wilson for his
signature, also was deliberated upon at the conference.
His Train Was Met by One Starting
From Vera Cruz.'
Washington, D. C, April 25. Nelson
O'Shaughnessy, American charge at
Mexico City, his family and staff, and
CoiiHul-fieneral Sbanklin and his staff ar
rived in Vera Cruz from Mexican capi
tal last night.
Under date at 6:30 p. m., Rear Ad
miral Fletcher, at Vera Cruz, reported to
the navy department:
"Upon telegraphic request of Charge
d'affaires O'Shaughnessy, the train left
here at three o'clock, conveying Captain
Huse, Lieutenant Fletcher and Ensign P.
Todd to meet him. It also carried the
family of General Maas and about 250
Mexicans. At about five miles out track
was found torn up for about three
quarters of a mile. On the other side of
the breach in the track was a train from
Mexico City conveying Charge d'Affairea
O'Shaughnessy and others as follows:
Mr. and Mrs. O'Shaughnessy, child,
and maid; Captain Barnside; Lieuten
ant Rowan: Mr. and Mrs. Parker; Mr.
McKenna; Consul General Shanklin and
"The train was in charge of Chief of
Staff General Corona, two aides, and an
escort of about fifty-odd troops.
' "The transfer of passengers waa ef
fected with some formalities. Greetings
exchanged between the chiefs of staff.
Both sides carried (lags of truce.
"The rumor has reached Mexico City
that no Mexicans were allowed to leave
Vera Cruz, and it was reported that in
consequence Huerta would not allow any
more Americans to leave Mexico City.
Mexicans in Vera Cruz have been al
lowed to leave at will and every facility
and transportation available has been
given but none has been able to go out
on trains. Captain Huse was directed
to lay emphasis on this fact and to ex
press a strong desire to send daily trains
to convey Mexicans from Vera Crur. to
meet trains hriuging foreigners from
Mexico City. General Corona promised
to bring it to the attention of Huerta."
hua, saving that he protests most en
ergeticallv ngainst the American inva
sion of Mexico, has been received bv the
Spanish press association in Madrid, ac
cording to an Exchange Telegraph com
nany dispatch. .
Can-anna's . message added that the
Mexican people would unite to fight the
invaders to the last breath and that 17,
IXK1 .Spaniards in Mexico were ready to
fight on the side of the Mexicans.
His Country Will Not Take Advantage
of United States' Occupation With
Mexico to Stir up California
Tokio, Japan, April 25. The Japanese
premier to-day authorized the statement
that Japan has no intention of utilizing
the present trouble between the United
States and Mexico to secure from the
United States a satisfactory settlement
cf the California difficulty.
Statement Made Following Persistent
Report That He Would Leave Cab
inet If United States De
clared War.
Washington, D. C, April 25.- Secre
tary of State Bryan to-day emphatically
denied the widespread and persistent re
ports that he would resign from the
abinet. lien mtormed of the pub
lished reports that he would relinquish
his post should war be declared against
Mexico, Bryan said: "The subject of my
resignation never was discussed with
anybody nor thought of by me."
Tells Spanish Newspaper Agency That
He and the Federals Will Resist .
Invasion to Last Breath.
Ijomlon. April 25. A cablegram from
Venustiano CajTanza, dated at Chihua-
Because of Continued Insults Offered to
Americans at Tampico Moreover,
They Claim to Be Winning.
Brownsville, Tex., April 25. The fol
lowing report signed by General Gabal
lero. the rebel commander at Tampico,
to the constitutionalists headquarters at
Matammoros under date of April 24, was
given out here to-day:
"It having come to my notice that
federals at Tampico were offering fur
ther insults to American, I immediate
ly reopened the attack at 4 o'clock this
morning and already have captured the
cemetery where a strong federal force
resisted. I expect to triumph by night."
40,000 RIFLES
Firearms and 500,000 Rounds of Ammu
nition from Germany Were Dis
tributed Under Guard.
Belfast, Ireland, April 2o. -A consign
ment of about 40,000 rifles and half a
million rounds of ammunition from Ger
many landed at isolate! points on the
coast of Ulster last night and were dis
tributed by means of 2D0 automobiles to
the various headquarters of the Ulster
The Ulster men, .who declare them
selves determined to offer a stern armed
resistance to the introduction of home
rule, were mobilized early last night and
guarded the lauding places and roads
until the distribution of munitions was
completed. The police were powerless
to interfere.
On Charge of Stealing Valuable Horse
at Windsor. ,
Lebanon, X. If., April 25. Bernard C.
Newman and Frenie W. Marsh, aged
about 25 years, who it is alleged atole a
valuable team from the Fitch stable in
Windsor, Vt., Thursday night, were ar
rested by High Sheriff Claude M. Mur
ray near Lockhavcn vesterdav afternoon
and brought to Lebanon, where they
were placed in the lockup and late last
night were taken to Windsor.
The men hired the team stating they
wished to take a short ride. They drove
across country to Enfield, where they
put up for the night at a farmhouse
owned by A. Stearns. They tried to sell
. 1. .. . t. . .. .. .. I ...11
they could probably dispose Aof the
horses to a. farmer by the name of Jfred
uiarK, wno resiaea 111 mm vicinity.
Ihey were on their way to Mr.
Clark's home, when they were' appre
hended bv the sheriff. One of the men
had a 3H-calibrc revolver in his pocket,
in-nich lie attempted to pull on tlie sher
iff, but Mr. Murray had no difficulty
in arresting them.
As Mr. and Mrs. George W. Young of St
Johnsbury Celebrate Golden Wedding.
St. Johnsbury, April 25. With their
entire family ot six children, 14 grand
children and three great-grandchildren
around them, Mr. and Airs. George W,
Young yesterday celebrated their golden
wedding. JUrs. ioung was born in llol
land; vt., seventy-two years ago. H
maiden name was Lucy Newton. He
parents early moved to St. Johnsbury
and here nearly all her life has been
spent. She was an army nurse in the
Third Vermont regiment and nursed many
a sick soldier back to life and health 111
Camp Lyons, Camp Advance and Griflin
near Washington, 1. V. Mm is a mem
ber of tlie National Army Nurses' asso'
eiatiou and a zealous worker in the
Woman's Relief corps.
Mr. Young was born in Waterford
August 2, and followed his father'
vocation of farming until ay ear before
Ins marriage, when lie went to Detroit
Mich., to work. Immediately after their
marriage, which took place in the par
lois of the St. Johnsbury house, they
went to Detroit. .Returning to er
niont tiny bought a farm in Waterford
remaining there until lstll), when they
came to St. Johnsburv and Mr. Young
went into the wood business. Three
years ago he retired and with his wife
went to South Sudbury, Mass., to live
with their son. So strong was the long
ing for Vermont and oid friends that
they returned to Kii Johnsbury a year
ago to spend the evening of their days
amid familiar scenes, and in the com
panionship of old aecwaintances.
31r.,loung is the "Uncle Isam ot Dr,
Wallace Nutting's famous pictures of
New Luciano lite, tie has been a favor
ite subject of the well-known artist for
the past ten years. the Nutting pic
tures of Colonial home scenes with Mr,
Young in the foreground are familiar
the world over. Mr. and Mrs. Young
have six children, who were all present
yesterday: Arthur I., St. Johnsbury;
Mrs. Frank Oleui Kirhy; Mrs. tlor
ence Nmhart, Lynoonvuic: J. r. l.vn
don, H. H. Y'oung. Concord Junction,
Mans.; A. X. Young, South Sudbury,
Mans. With their parents, children and
grandchildren, they form an unbroken
family circle.
Harmon A. Hull Probably Became
Caught in Shafting.
West Berkshire, April 25. Harmon A
Hull, proprietor of the West Berkshire
creamery, was found dead shortly alter
noon yesterday in his sawmill. He went
to the mill to remove the belt that runs
the. slab saw. In some manner hia cloth
ng became caught in the shaft and he
was strangled.
Mr, Hull was 47 years old. He leaves
wife and two sons. His parents, Mr,
and Mrs. George Hull, reside in Franklin,
and a brother, Ellis, in Massachusetts.
The funeral will be held Monday aft
ernoon at one o'clock at the Methodist
hurch, the burial being under the
auspices of the Odd Fellows.
Of This . Number 126 Were Killed, Ac
cording to Message Sent by Rear
Admiral Fletcher to Navy
Washington, 1. C, April 25. One
hundred and twenty-six Mexicans haave
been killed and 1!5 wounded in the
fighting at Vera Cruz since the Ameri
can forces landed there Tuesday. The
first official announcement of Mexican
casualties came last night in a dispatch
from Bear Admiral Fletcher, made pub
lic by the navy department in this state-
i;-n.M, imX,. ,t,,fa f 1.1s Vl.l- el Hunter. Xeal
yesterday-was received by the navy de
partment last night from Admiral Flet
cher at Vera Cruz and showed the list of
casualties of the Mexicans as 12t$ killed.
195 wounded, making a total of casual
ties to date S:U.
Proved To Be Very Engaging for Large
S. H. S. Party.
The 1013 class of Spauhling gave its
second annual reception at Spaulding
hapel Friday evening, with an attend
ance of about 200 that taxed every avail
able seat in the chapel. The interior
of the chapel and the staircases of the
ugh school building were decorated with
color scheme of the class colors and
the high school colors of red and blue.
ennants were 111 a profusion about the
milding. The opening numltcr of the
rogram was a selection from Gilbert-
son's orchestra of three pieces that fur
nished music during the evening.
Marches were led by Miss Elizabeth
Skinner. '1(1: Mary Restelli, '14; Peter
Alexander, '17; and Leigh McWhorter,
15. -
A three act comedy, Engaged by
Wednesday," was the feature of the
evening. J he scene ot action was a
lawn between the Persons' and Watsons'
houses. Arthur Watson and Lucile Per
sons, long destined for one another by
heir respective relatives, are suddenly
told, after a separation of seven years,
that they are to get engaged at once.
Neither likes the idea and, being per
sonally unknown to one another each
persuades three friends to masquerade
under their names for a day. 1 he re
sult is bewilderingly funny.
"Peanut"' Carroll, as Martin Henry,
the laziest man in the county, was the
hit of the evening. Other parts were
taken as follows: Arthur Watson, Perry
Olliver; Jack, Ted and Dick, friends of
Arthur, Neal Hooker, John Gordon and
Newell Parker; Miss Abigail Persons,
a woman of ideas, Ruth Sowtlen; Mrs.
Watson, a gentle person. Marjorie An
drews; Lucile Persons, Grace Barclay;
Marie, Jane and Mabel, friends of Lu
cile, Florence Russell, Louise Canton and
Hazel Guyer; Mary, Martin Henry's
aunt, cook at the Persons', Lessel Hunt
er; Beatrix, Hazel Mackay; Barbara,
Annie McDonald; first gypsy, Ruth
Adie; second gypsy, Klla Hoyt; stage
manager. Raymond Cave; electrician,
Harold Fitts'.
The success of the. evening was large
ly due to the efforts of Miss Eva Smith
of the Spaulding faculty. The commit,
tee in charge of the affair was Ruth
Sowden. Ella Hoyt, Gladys Perkins, Les-
Hooker, Carter Down
ing and Clifford Pirie.
Peculiar Request Contained in Will of
Julia Koch of West Haven.
Rutland, April 25. That her eight pet
Shetland ponies be put to death in a
humane manner at the time of her de
cease in order that they might not pass
into the possession of any other per
son, is the somewhat unusual request
made in the will of Miss Julia Koch of
West Haven, who died suddenly at her
tome a few weeks ago of heart disease.
Miss Koch became well known in Rut
land last December because of her de
votion to her brother, William E. Koch,
who on the day before Christmas was
acquitted in Rutland county court of
the charge of murder in connection with
the shooting of Charles Gordon of White
hall, X. Y.. a trapper.
The will has been filed with Judge
Henry L, Clark in the Fair Haven dis
trict for prohate on My 4. The lste
Miss KKch slather, VfiTlum 8. Koch," if
named executor in the will, but because
of his absence in Germany, where he has
just undergone an operation for the re
moval of cataracts from his eyes. At
torney Krnent H. O'Brien of this city is
to take charge of the estate, with will
Miss Koch, 'iv ho was about 30 years
old, had for fcome years raised ponies
of high breed at the farm of 2.500 acres
in West Haven, taking all care of the
animals herself. She was deeply devot
ed to them, treating them as pets. It
has been decided, for the present, at
least,, to loan the valuable ponies to
Bronx and Central parks in New York
for exhibition ? purposes. They were
shipped yesterday.
The farm, having a short line of four
miles on I-ake Champlain, which was
last, year designated as a state game
preserve, is to lie sold. Miss Koch
leaves all her real estate to her brother,
William, who is to go to Florida to re
The farm equipme.it is more modern
than is usually found in ermont, a
traction engine which turns up six fur
rows at a time being used last year on
1 30 acres of land.
Bishop Leete Presided Over the Discus
sions Which He Designated Under .
That Term.
Hardwick, April 2tf. To-day and to
morrow consisted, in Bishop Leete's
terms, of an "air-tight program" in the
Vermont Methodist conference, the pro
gram opening this morning with an ad
dress by the bishop on "The Growth of
the Church" and the general tbeme of
the forenoon was "The Call to a Great
Advance." There was a joint meeting
frOITl h0 I,astors and laymen, presided over
Dy juisnop j-eete. .
The Church v-Temperance society was
represented by Dr. C. T. Wilson of San
Francisco, the Sunday school board by
Dr. M. J. Trenery of Chicago, the board
of .education by Chancellor Franklin
Hamilton of Washington university, tha
board of home missions and church ex
tension by Dr. Freeman Bovard of Phil
adelphia and the board of foreign mis
sions by Dr. J. E. Crowthers of New
Statistics of the Church.
Rev. E. L. M. Barnes, statistician, sub
mitted his report for the three districts
of the conference, as follows: Number
of probations enrolled during the year,
Northern States of Mexico L.L ?".mbfrB'.11'716: ince .of
in muci 5, 101; iucai ureacners, oa; in-
Americans Rushing
Mexico to Texas to Save
Their Lives, Having Left
Behind Millions of Dol
Jars' Worth of Property
After 700 Voters Had Cast
Their Ballots in City Meet
ing Last Evening, It Was
Decided to Keep the Box
Open Until 6 P. M. To-day
to Allow More to Register
Their Wish
Are Now Practically De
serted by Americans A
Trainload of Refugees
Reached El Paso To-day
El Paso, Tex., April 25. With the ar
rival to-day of 97 American men, women
and children refugees from Madera and
12 picked up by a train at Chihuahua,
crease, 10; children baptized, 304; adults
oaptized, J7I; number of Sunday schools,
144Vi; pupils in Sunday schools. 16.385:
churches, H5; probable value of churches,
to, Zoo; parsonages, 108'.; probable
value of parsonages, $202,250;' paid for
Diiiiuings and improvements of property
$21,250; present indebtedness of church
property, 811,022; pastors' salaries, $84
0fl; received for conference claimants,
l,88lt; support of pastors, district an
perintendents and bishop and confer
ence claimants, $91. 705.
the treasurer. Rev. S. H. Smith of
White River Junction, showed that the
conference had reached the hitrh-water
mark in - benevolences, the total paid
the Americans are practically all out of
the state of Chihuahua. The remnant of for that purpose being $12,274, an in
crease ot $7,152.
At the opening of the business sca
the Americans in the city of Chihuahua,
with the exception of the few who are
determined to remain to the last, will
leave to-morrow on a regular train.
At Noea, Douglass and Nogales on
the Arizona-Mexican border, Americans
are arriving by the hundreds every day,
and the state of Sonora, save in isolated
ranches and camps not yet reached by
the warnings, is now practically .denuded
of Americans. After four years of revo
lution, practically every American in
northern Mexico now is a refugee, hav-
ne abandoned property worth many
millions of dollars.
ion late yesterday afternoon the super
intendent extended an invitation to the
conference to hold the next annual meet
ing with the Montpelier district at. some
place to be decided later, and the invita
tion was accepted.
iev. i. currier ot Danville was
placed on the retired list; Rev. George
a. emery was cnangea Irom etleetivc
to retired, and it was voted that the
orders of C. J. Richardson, who once
was an ordained clergyman in the Con
gregational church, be recognized.
the tollowing were admitted to the
conference on trial: The Reverends Wal
ter II. Gould, Highgate; Scott J.. Cooley,
.Milton; (.eorge W. Turner, North Hero
Isaac Mellor. St. Albans Bay: Frederick
REPORTED KILLED Smith Bloon.tield, and Arthur J.
vurrii, jrurtiaiu.
Rev. Robert Haseltine of Pittsfield
was admitted on trial and elected to
local deacon's orders under the mission
ary rule; Rev. Lowell R. Honderick,
a student at the Boston school of the
ology, and Rev. Charles B. Davis of
Georgia were elected to local deacon's
orders, and Rev. L. I. Holway of Thet
Vera Cn Newspaper Has Report That
Three Were Massacred in the Street
and One in the Y. M. C. A. Build-,
ing at Mexico City.
Vera Cruz, April 25. El Dictammen.
Vera Cruz newspaper, to-day says that Iford Center was elected to local elder's
four Americans have been killed bvlordera
mobs in Mexico City. It declares the
information was received from the fed-
ral capital. Three of the American vie
ims were taken out of street cars and
illed on the streets and the fourth was
illed in the Young Men's Christian as
sociation buildini; bv members of the
ball team, to which he belonged, accord
ing to the newspaper.
The information as to the massacre of
the Americans is not confirmed from
any other source and is considered doubt
ful in army quarters.
Four of Them Have Been Threatened
With Execution.
Vera Cruz, April 25. Seven Ameri
cans, prisoners of Mexican soldiers are dead at the
It was voted that Rev. Vivian J. Hen-
dee of Columbus, O., be continued in
the supernumerary relation with a re
quest to locate. " ;
At a joint session of the conference
and the Laymen's association late ves-
terday afternoon brief reciprocal ad
dresses were made bv V. A. Irish of
Knosburg Falls, W. B. Locklin of Rich-
ford and Bishop Leete.
lhe tollowing officers were elected:
President, V. A. Irish; vice president.
St. Albans district, A. D. Collins; St.
lohnsbury district. W . A. Dutton of
Hardwick; Montpelier district, H. J
Searle of Bellows Falls; secretary and
treasurer, F. 51. Barnes of RichfoVd.
Evening Drawing School Is
Continued on One-Cent
Tax City Officials'' Sal
aries Remain Unchanged
"Solid Sessions" Con
tinued in Spaulding High
Hotel exemption vote partially
completed. (Ballot box ordered
kept open till ti p. m. to-day.)
Sum of $43,iMMI appropriated in
addition to $25,000 already avail
able for erection of addition to
Spaulding school building.
"Solid sessions" retained in the
high school.
, Evening drawing school contin
ued, and a tax of one cent voted.
Salaries remain unchanged.
Convention Visitor Drops Dead.
B. O. Spaulding of Newport dropped
opera house last evening
Weather Forecast.
Showers to-night and Sunday; wann
er to-night; moderate to fresh east to
ttOJlliea.t wind.
Waterbury People y Aid Candidacy for
the Senate Again.
Waterbury, April 25. A Dillincham
club was organized here last night. Rep
resentative cittzens of Senator Dilling
ham's home town came together "and
took the first formal action in an organ
ization looking to a re-election of the
G. K. Moody was'chosen chairman. In
his opening statement he said that this
was to be an active, aggressive, progres
sive campaign, clean cr.d above board
for the retention in the I'nited States
Senate o a man whose ability, experi
ence and Ingn character are generally
recognized. In a time like the present,
when wn are facing critical conditions.
both at home and abroad, the extent and
complications of which no man can fore
see, the importance of having as a sen
ator from Vermont a man of tried ex
perience and proved ability must lo so
plain to the thoughtful citizen of Ver
mont that no argument is necessary to
convince them of the proposition, declar
ed Mr. Moody.
The following officers were elected:
President, G. K. Moody; vice-presidents,
Karl A. Boyce, G. H. Dale; secretary, C.
(.raves; treasurer, . L. i'erkins; ex
ecutive committee, H. C. Whitehill, R.
W. IVnieritt, B. E. Wallace; finance
committee, W. B. (lark, F. C. Lamb, O.
K. Slolt; membership committee, E. K.
Campbell, W. F;. Towne. Carl C. Kvans,
B. R. Demeritt, II. F. Hill, S. C. Wheeler.
Stella Chase Archibald of Burlington
Was Not Contested.
Burlington, April S3. A divorce was
granted in Chittenden county court yes
terday to Stella Chase Archibald from
Frank C. Archibald, the well known
Bennington county lawyer, on the ground
of intolerable Severity. Mr. Archibald
did not contest the case.
Cora Fitch secured a bill against Nor
man Fitch on the ground of intolerable
In the case of Corrigr against Cor
rigan. bill granted for intolerable sever
ity with custody of child to petitioner,
case of alimony with the court.
In the case of the Independent Phar
maceutical Co.. vs. G. F Thomas, juds
ment for plaintiff in accordance with
being held at ( ordoba or Oriaza. on the shortly before 8 o'clock. He was with
line of the Mexican railway between Innrtv nf frinnU imlni, in t, hr ii;i.
here and the capital, four of whom at op Leete's address and had just stepped
least are threatened with execution, aC'
cording to authentic information here.
Four of the Americans were taken
from a train on the Vera Cruz isthmus
line at Tierra Blanca and further along
at Motzolongo station three other Amer
icans and an Fnglishman were seized.
Those captured at Tierra Blanca are W.
A. Siangan, superintendent of the rail
up to the window to buy a ticket when
he fell and died almost instantly, death
being caused by heart trouble. He was
about 63 years of age.
J lie pastor of the Methodut church
at Newport, Rev. R. N. Joscelyn, was
coming up the steps at the time. Mr.
Spauldinjr was placed on a table and
Dr. A. D. Ferris called, but efforts to
1 1' : I'll- i , a I ,.
roaa, r.ngineer tiiiuu ana uonuuciors revive him were unavailing.
Riley and Hart. At Motzolongo F.dward Mr. Spaulding and his wife had been
Wennch, hia son, Sydney, A. M. Thomas here since Tuesday attending the confer-
i , . .) i- i; .i . . - . .
and Mr. Boyd, an Englishman, were ar
rested by the federals.
The belief that the federals intended
to execute at least four of the prisoners
was gained from the conversation of the
soldiers who captured them, which was
overheard bv passengers on the train.
The prisoners were taken to Cordoba
and, it is believed Ipter were transferred
to Orizaba, a point iear the capital.
Eighteen Americans are still in Tierra
Blanca, among them J. O. Cook, chief
engineer of the Isthmus railway; J. O.
Schneider, J. D. Ixmgston, C. I). Har
rison and wile and children and Mr. and
Mrs. George McComber.
ence. He was a member of the Lay-
men's association of the convention. He
was a superintendent of one of the de
partments in the F'rost veneer mill at1
Newport. He is survived by his wife,
two daughters, Mrs. Dickinson of Or
leans and Mrs. Grace Lawson of New
port, and one son. Mr. and Mrs. Spauld
ing were staying at thq home of his
sister, Mrs. William Culnihv. He was
one of the oldest official members of the
Methodist church in Newport.
lhe body was taken to the undertak
ing rooms of E. M. Davis and was tak
en to-day to his home at Newport.
Charles H. Heaton Remembered Well at
Close of His Service.
Mount Zion commandery, K. T., held
ts annual meeting in Montpelier last
evening, tlection of othcers took place
and the report of officers showed the
commandery to be in a most prosperous
condition, with 223 members.
The following officers were elected:
Eminent commander, Walter C. Wash-
bum; generalissimo, Arthur G. Faton;
captain-general, Leo A. Newcomb; pre
late, Collins Blakely; senior warden.
Richard J. Fitzgerald; junior warden,
Elwin A. Doyle; treasurer, William A.
Briggs; recorder, Frank L. Burbaiik;
standarl bearer, K. Longfellow Cleaves;
sword bearer Ralph B. Denny; warder,
George W. Shannon. The appointive of
ficers will be named later.
Charles II. Heaton, after serving as
recorder for 27 years, declined to take
that office again, but was given a vote
of thanks for his past services and an
emblematic ring, with Masonic designs
in enamel and in its center a diamond
above the 33d degree design. The pres
entation was made by Past Commander
Collins Blakely.
Frank I- Burbank, retiring eminent
commander, -was presented a jewel by
Past Right Eminent Commander F. D.
Dew ex.
Emperor Joseph About the Same.
Vienna. Austria. April 25. Emperor
Francis Joseph airain passed a night dis
turbed bv coughing fits, but they were
not so violent as on the previous two
inichts. His physicians say his general
condition is about the same.
Excelsior Mill at Franklin, N. H, Burns.
Franklin, N. II.. April 25. The Boston
Excelsior company's null here was
burned to-day, with a loss estimated at
To-night at 6 o'clock the polls
at the opera house will be closed.
Voters desiring to ballot on the
hotel exemption proposal are
urged to register their ballots be
fore it is too late. By keeping the
ballot box open all last night and
throughout the day, citizens are
"offered a last opportunity to em
phasize their public spiritedness
by voting in favor of the exemp
tion. A word to the individual
voctr: "The realization Vif a new
hotel in Harrc may hinge on
YOL'R vote!"
Various estimates place the number
of people in the opera house at 750 and
900 and 1,000 when City Clerk James
Mackay called the meeting to order
shortly before 8 o'clock. Practically every
seat in the auditorium was occupied,
standing room at the rear was at a pre
mium and in the gallery there was an
overflow of voters with here and there
sprinkling of women and children. If
the truth were known, it is probable
that the special meeting called by the
mayor April 14 can boast the largest
attendance of any similar ffatherine
since the city was chartered. Splendid
order prevailed and the usual effusive
flights of oratory were outnumbered 10
to ope by sensible discussions of the is
sues involved. Most of the speakers
and they were many were reasonably
brief and few soared to the ceiling in
voicing their views. After the roiulinu
of the warning, Frank G. Howland wa
elected moderator and the meeting set
tled down to business.
Interest centered chiefly around the
proposal to exempt the Barre Hotel com
pany from taxation. Undoubtedly thnt
was the prime reason for the heavy at
tendance of voters, although there were
other important measures in the warn
ing. Discussions pro and con the fourth
article, which related to hotel exemp
tion, lasted nearly two hours,, and by
that time probably a round hundred had
left the . house. Apparently a very
strong sentiment to grant the exemp
tion ropiest was at one time threatened
with disruption over the desire of many
to stipulate union labor on the construc
tion work. That was the principal hone
of contention and it was only when the
proponents of the union labor feature,
upon certain representations from the
petitioners for exemption, gracefully
yielded a point to the other side that
the question was submitted to ballot.
N. B. Ballard. Judge A. G. Fay, E. L.
Smith, Richard Gibson, ex-Alderman
William Brown and ex-Alderman A. M.
Rossi were appointed tellers and bal
loting began around 9:30 o'clock. For
30 minutes the business of the meeting
was held up while hundreds of voters
swarmed across the stage to register
their ballots. Careful estimates fix the
number of men who voted at 750. To
insure exemption, it was necessary for
705 favorable voters, whose property
constitutes one-half of the grand list.
voting, to mark their ballots "ves," Aft-
or balloting had ceased a motion pre
vailed to keep the polls open until (5
o'clock "to-night, so that when the bus- ,
iness of the meeting properly concluded
at 11:30 o'clock, it was not followed by
Instead, a deputation of tellers re
mained in charge of the boxes through
the remainder of the night and were re
lieved by others this morning. All dur
ing the day men frequently appeareff
to vote on the question. It was figured
that a heavy vote would have been cast
by 6 o'clock to-night. Some little time
will then be consumed in ascertaining
the outcome.
Salaries at Present Figures.
Quick action was taken on articles
two and three. It was voted to pay the
city clerk and treasurer the usual sti
pend and the salaries of the aldermen
at 30 cents per hour, the auditors at 40
cents per hour and the assessors at 1.50
per day were continued, in spite of a
motion made by Frank Caslani, which
would reduce the aldermen, and auditors
five cents each per hour.
The Hotel Exemption.
With the reading of the fourth article,
the one which had to do w ith hotel e-
einption. John T. (altaghan was on hi t
feet with a resolution from the citv
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