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THE
BARKE DAILY
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VOL. XVIII NO. 67.
BARIiE, VERMONT, TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 1914.
PRICE, ONE CENT.
REBEL CARGO
IS HELD UP
Five Hundred Tons of Am
munition Reach Port
of New, York
BOUND FOR TAMPICO
FROM BRIDGEPORT
Customs Officials Will Not
Issue Clearance
Papers ;
VOLLEYS FIRED OVER GRAVE
N'fw York, June 2. Five hundred ton
of ammunition, ordered by the Mexican
constitutionalists, arrived at New York
to-day from Bridgeport, Connecticut,
but will not be allowed to leave this
port. Although it was stated at the
custom house that no instruction had
been received from Washington officials
declared it probable that any vessel
bearing arms or ammunition consigned
to either of the Mexican factions would
be refused clearance papers.
The ammunition was brought here by
the Bridgeport line steamer Naugatuck
and it was understood in shipping circle
that the lot was to be lightered to the'
Ward liner Antilla to sail this afternoon
for Tampieo. It may be sent to some
Central American or" West Indian'port
and re-cleared for Mexico.
As Body of General James E. Sawyer
Was Laid to Rest.
Burlington, June 2. The remains of
Genera! James E. Sawyer, U. 8. A., re
tired, whose death occurred at Hudson
Palls, N. Y last Friday, were yester
day brought to this city for, interment.
The funeral services were held yesterday
morning at Zion church at Hudson fans,
the rector, Rev. W. M. Lockwood, otll
dating. The honorary bearers were Cap
tain Baker, U. S. V., Charles Kellogg
G. S. Witham and A. O. Howe. The
body bearers were a detail from the Sons
of Veterans in uniform. The funeral
part consisted of Arthur K. Sawyer,
son of General Sawyer; Mrs. W. D.
Goodwin, General Sawyer's sister-in-law:
F. A. Nelson, nephew, and a son of the
late Vr. Nelson, U. S. x.
The funeral party left on the 10;18
train over the I). & 11., ia tne Kutland
road, arriving in Burlington at 4:30 yes
terday afternoon. The party was mot
at the station by the honorary bearers:
General Crosby P. Miller, commander of
the Vermont commandery of the Loyal
.legion, ex-Governor U. A. Woodbury,
Colonel William J. Nicholson, command
ing the second United States cavalry,
Cnntain Buel J. Derbv. Maior W. h. V in
cent, M. D., Frank R. Wells, Joseph T,
Stearns and General T. S. Peck, all rep
resenting the Vermont commandery, of
which General Sawyer was an honored
life member. Rev. George Y. Bliss was
also at the station. Eight sergeants
from the second United States cavalry,
in full uniform, served as body bearers.
The funeral cortege proceeded directly
to Lake View cemetery, where the com
mittal service was read by Dr. Bliss.
The burial was in the family lot next
to the grave of General Sawyer's father,
( antain Horace H. Sawver, I', h. ft.
Three volleys were fired by a detail of
10 men in full uniform, a sergeant in
command, from the second cavalry. The
services closed by the sounding of taps
by two trumpeters from the second cav
alry. Mrs. Sawyer and Miss Sawyer
were unable to attend the- services in
Burlington on account of ill health.
FRAMING A REPLY
TO CARRANZA
Though Nothing Definite Has Been De
termined Regarding Rebel Repre
sentation at Mediation
Conference.
Niagara Falls, Can., June 2. Still
deadlocked over the question of eonsti
tutionalist representation at the con
ierenee, the Mexican and American del
egates were awaiting more information
to-day about the character and ability of
certain persons suggested to compose
the new provisional government. The
Mexican delegates are reporting to their
government the developments regarding
the constitutionalists' participation, but
have no official knowledge on the subject
from the medintors.
Indications to-dny were that nothing
definite would be received on constitu
tionalist representation though the
mediators are reported to be framing a
reply to the Carranza note.
ANCIENT TREATY
USED BY INDIANS
RECOVERED HIS $350
And Caught One Man Alleged to Have
Stolen It.
Boston, June 2. Suddenly realizing
that his pocketbook containing $350 was
missing. Or. Henry L. Morse of Mans
field, while in a street car on Washing
ton, near West street, yesterday grabbed
two men who sat beside him and called
to the motorman to stop the ear. Both
men struggled. The motorman stopped
1 lie car, and the conductor, hurrying
along the runningboard. collared one of
the men with whom Dr. Morse was
struggling.
The passengers all left their seats,
jumped to the street, and crowded the
runningboard near the seat where the
men were fighting. People passing on
the sidewalk also crowded around the
car. blocking traffic.
Just as Dr. Morse and the conductor
had the men well under control, Dr.
Morse caught sight of his pocket book
lying under the seat. He stooped to
pick it up. At that moment his captive
freed himself, leaped to the street, broke
through the crowd and disappeared.
The other prisoner was turned over
to the police. He said his name was
William C. Clark and that he was a min
ing engineer and agricultural promoter.
At police headquarters he was iden
tified as William FJy, alias "Kid" Ely,
alis William Ellis, well known ;to the
police as a pickpocket. It was found
nn looking up his record he has served
four years' time in San Quentin. Cal.,
and other sentences at Sing Sing, Weath
rrsfield, Conn., and Buffalo. He is about
47 years old.
Ely refused to tell the police who his
companion was.
Besides the $350 in cash that was in
Dr. Morse's pocketbook, were railroad
tickets valued at $75.
ROYAL BOARD NAMED.
of
To Investigate Cause of Empress
Ireland Disaster.
Montreal. June 2. Now that the first
burst of excitement and grief over the
sinking of the Canadian Pacific liner.
Empress of Ireland, has partially spent
itself, the public generally is settling
down to await the result of the govern
ment's inquiry to fix the .responsibility
for the disaster that resulted in the loss
of nearly a thousand lives.
A roval commission of three was ap
pointed yesterday to investigate.
The three men who will comprise the
investigating tribunal are Sir Adolph
Routhier. judge of the court of admir
alty of Quebec, and the Hon. Ezekiel
Mcl-eod. chief justice and judge of the
admiralty court of New Brunswick, ap
pointed by the Canadian government,
and Georec L. Vaux of the legal staff of
the British board of trade. Mr. Vaux
sailed from England to be present at the
hearings, which will begin June !).
To Prove That They Had Right to Fish
and Hunt in Section of New York
Where They Were Arrested.
Buffalo. N. Y., June 2. A treaty,
dated 1707, sanctioned by the Senate
nnd signed by the president, was suc
cessfully used by three Seneca Indians
yesterday in supreme court as a defense
against the charge of illegal fishing. The
chief produced a book containing a
treaty giving the Indians perpetual
right to fish and hunt in the section of
the country where they were arested.
The court held that the treaty super
seded state laws and the Indians were.,
released.
MANCHESTER, N. H, BOY SHOT.
Joseph T. Brouillette, 11, May Not Re
cover, Say Doctors.
Manchester, N. IF., June 2. Joseph T.
Brouillette, 11 years old, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph M. Brouillette of 355 Au
burn street, is in the Sacred Heart hos
pital on the dangerous list with a bullet
through his left lung, received while at
play with a group of boy companions
on the banks of Cemetery brook between
Maple and Beech streets yesterday after
noon. The shooting occurred shortly
after 6 o'clock and Brouillette was taken
to the Sacred Heart hospital in the po
lice ambulance at H:o.j o clock.
William J. Murray, 15 years old. of
420 Cedar street, son of Bernard E. Mur
ray, is detained at police headquarters
on suspicion and will be held pending
the recover' of the younger lad and po
lice investigation. hue there is but
little doubt that the shooting was acci
dental, voune .Murray is being held as a
mere formality.
HAVE A CLUE
TO FIREBUGS
French Catholic Church at
Worcester, Mass.,
Destroyed "
PASTOR PROSTRATED
BY $30,000 LOSS
Arrests Are Expected to Be
Made Following Investigation
Worcester, Mass., June 2. The Church
ot the Assumption, a French-Catholic
institution, was destroyed by an inceu
diary fire this morning, with a loss of
$30,000, State and 1 local officers are
working on a clue which they expect
will lead to arrests. Rev. L. L. Barry,
the pastor, is prostrated by the loss,
IMPOSING CEREMONY
FOR WRECK DEAD
First Public Funeral Will Be Held at
Quebec Wednesday, When Crew
Will Be Buried.
Ouebec. June 2. The first public fu
neral of the victims of the Empress of
Ireland disaster will be held on Wednes
day next, when the bodies of nine of the
crew will be buried. Mayor ftapoleon
Druin, with the officials of the Canadian
Pacific railway, the owners of the steam
er, and prominent men of the town are
arranging for an imposing ceremony.
There will be a public procession, with
detachments from the warship Essex
and local military organizations.
DEATH OF LUCIUS D. HAZEN.
RESIGN TOGETHER
TO PRESIDENT
French Ministry Go to Palate To-day
and Say They Are Through With
Government '
Paris, June 2. Premier Gaston Don
mergue and his colleagues of the French
cabinet went to the palace of Llysee to
day and resigned collectively to Presi
dent Poiiicare. The president immc.
diately began the arrangement of con
sulfations with speakers of the Senate
and Chamber of Deputies and leaders
in the various parliamentary groups.-
THREAD TRUST GETS
ORDERS TO DISSOLVE
BIG DONATION CELEBRATED.
The Northfield Schools Will Receive
$270,000.
Northfield. Mass., June 2. Announce
ment of gifts and pledges of $270,000 to
the Northfield school was made yester
day by President William R. Moody.
, The largest gift was one of $100,0K) by
an anonymous donor. William N. Harts
horn of Boston, in behalf of himself and
his deceased wife, pledged $140,UOO. A
great bonfire was lighted last night to
celebrate the addition to the funds of
the schools, ftiid a carnival was held on
the lake,
Its Activities Said To Be Combination
in Restraint of Interstate and
Foreign Commerce.
Washington, D. C, June 2. The dis
solution of the so-called thread trust,
which is organized under the name of
American Thread company, was ordered
to-day by the federal court at Trenton,
X. J. The decree states that the 'com
panies have entered into a combination
in restraint of interstate and foreign
commerce in thread. The decree was
agreed upon by both the government and
tlie defendants.
MOB ATTACKS TOWN
Destroying Half of Property in Sicilian
Community.
Palermo, Sicily, June 2. A strike at
the sulphur mines reached a climax yes
terday when a mob at Porto Enipedocle
destroyed half the town. The rioters
set fire to the sulphur stores, destroyed
the depot, tore up the railway tracks
and cut telephone and telegraph wires.
The flames could be seen from Gir
genti. several miles distant, and detach
ments of troops and police were de
spatched to re-establish order.
900 RESUME WORK.
Following Compromise in Factories at
Wakefield, Mass.
Wakefield, Mass., June 2. The return
to work to-dny of 000 oeratives who
had ben on strike for six weeks, was
made the occasion of a celebration. The
men and women workers marched to
tlte chair factory of Heywood Brothers
and the Wakefield company, while the
townspeople cheered and the officials re
viewed the marchers. The strike was
settled by compromise, -
Prominent St. Johnsbury Man Had Been
111 for Long Time.
St. Johnsbury, June 2. Lucius D.
Hazen died at his home yesterday after
a long illness.
Lucius Downer Hazen was born in
Hartford Januarys 19. 1834. being the
son ot J,ucni8 aim riannan iwwner)
Hazen. In the prime of his life he was
one of St. Johnsbury's leading citizens,
Iteing village trustee, president of the
Merchants National bank and post
master for nearly a dozen years, resign-
ng his federal office in the winter of
1008 because of failing health.
Mr. Hazen was a lifelong Republican
and was three times in the legislature.
le represented Barnet in the session of
1800, St. Johnsbury in the session of
K88 and was state senator from Caledo
nia county in the legislature of 1894. At
hat session he introduced the bill which
established th Vermont free public li-
irary commission and was appointed at
Ins time a trustee of the state prison
and house of correction. During his
service on this penal board the lock stop
and the striped suits were discarded at
these institutions for the more modern
prison .methods. He was a delegate to
the Republican national convention in
1802. He was an active member of the
North Congregational church and deacon
emeritus at the time of his death.
Mr. Hazen married on January 12,
1862. Orinda Kimball of Mclndoes Falls,
who died aliout six years ago. He leaves
four children: Lucjus K., of Minneapolis,
Mary L., wife of Dr. N. H. Houghton of
Boston, Prof. Charles D. Hazen of
Smith college. Northampton, and Mar
garet E.. wife of W. W. Bradley of
Minneapolis.
CALLS IT ACCIDENTAL DROWNING.
Body of Joseph Bonin Found in Otter
Creek at Middlebury.
Middlebury. June 2. Joseph Bonin,
82 years old, was found dead at an early
hour yesterday - mornine lying face
downward in a cove on the Otter creek
below the pulp mill north of this villuge,
As he was subject to attacks of dizzi
ness It is believed he may have fallen
down, the steep embankment near where
he was found. An uprooted twig was
found clenched m one of his hands. His
watch had stopped at 9:11.
The body was found by James Mit
chell, a sou-in-lavv of Mr. Bonin. Mr,
Mitchell Immediately came to this vil
lage and notified " Undertaker A. J.
Rlackmer. Mr. Blackmer with Dr. Stan
ton S. Eddy went to the scene where Dr.
Eddy gave permission for the removal
of the body. Mr. Bonin left the home
of his daughter, Mrs. James Mitchell,
where he bad lived, at 3 o cIock Sunday
afternoon.
An autopsy was held yesterday morn
ing with Dr. Stanton S. Eddy, A. J.
Mlackmer, Selectmen Hurry Hunt and
W. Iv. Cady present, the verdict ren
dered was accidental drowning.
Mr. Bonin was well known and re
spected in Middlebury. He had attended
St. Mary s church regularly tor many
years. He was born in Hvacinthe,
Quebec. July 2S, 1832. His daughter,
Mrs. James Mitchell, survives him.
The funeral will lie held Wednesday
morning at St. Mary's church. The bur
ial will lie in Middlebury.
STRUCK BY AUTO
AND MAY NOT LIVE
Arthur Sabin, 10, Injured by Stepping
From Behind Trolley Car Directly
in Front of Machine.
Bellows Falls, June 2. Arthur Sabin,
10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney
G. Sabin, was probably fatally injured
about 7:30 o'clock last night near his
home in Gageville, North Westminister,
village between this place and Saxtons
River, when he was struck by an auto
mobile driven bv Dr. Frederick L. Os
good of Saxtons River, who was accom
panied by Miss Richardson, superintend
ent of the RoekingliHm hospital.
The boy was on the opposite side of
the road from his home and stepped
from behind a trolley car which was
eaded for Bellows Falls and which was
standing at a turnout directly in the
ath of the automobile. .
According to witnesses the automobile
was being driven at a moderate rate of
speed. The mud guard evidently struck
he txv and bore him to the earth. 1 he
hild's scalp was torn from his head and
us skull was cnishecfc He lost great
quantities of blood.
three local doctors and a Keene,. N.
II., physician were called. They were
issisted bv three nurses in the endeavor
to save the boy's life. The boy's mother
s prostrated. He lias one older brother
and a younger sister.
RESIGNS IN DISGUST.
When
Salary
BIG FEATURES FOR ST. ALBANS.
Prominent Canadian Organization and a
Speaker Coming.
St. Albans, June 2. Adjutant General
Lee S, Tillotson and Charles S. Forbes
have returned from Ottawa, where they
made arrangements for some of the big
features of the Fourth of July celebra
tion in St. Albany. Hon. McKcnzic Kintf,
ex-cabinet minister of labor in the Ot
tawa Parliament'under Premier Laurier,
has been secured as the principal Cana
dian speaker of the day.
The governor general's foot guards of
Ottawa, a regiment of400 strong, will
also come to St. Albans. They will be
accompanied by a military band, bagpipe
band and a drum corps.
Rutland Aldermen Cut
From $1,500 to $900.
Rutland. June 2. Because the lmard
of finance dropped his salary from $1,500
to $900 a year, Fred W. Warren, who
ms been acting as superintendent of
water for the last two months, resigned
his position last night and stopped work
mraediatelv. A vear ago he served the
itv as superintendent of streets and
water at a salary of $1,500 and up to
the present time there had been no un
derstanding concerning the pay he was
i I 1. . V I 1 T I -a il
lo receive aim lie nau oecn patti at mis
rate.
According to the statement of a city
ofiicial last night Commissioner of Pub
lic Work A. C. Grover was instructed to
inform Superintendent Warren two
weeks ago that his salary would be $3
per day but this lie failed to do and not
until his pay-roll was made up last
night did Mr. Warren learn of the cut in
his "wages.
For the present the work will lie taken
care of by employes of the city en
gineer's olhce.
It is understood that a number of the
aldermen are in favor of having A. G.
Perry, the new superintendent of strets,
have this branch of the work in charge.
They claim that he is leing paid $2,200
for less work than Mr. Warren was
doing for $1,"00 and this they think
should he carried, by him. thus saving
the expense of an extra man.
GREAT ROCK
ROLLED ON MAN
Fred Bolster Was Badly
Hurt on a Farm in
Manchester.
HE WAS REMOVING
STONE FROM FIELD
While Digging Underneath,
the Mass Fell on
Farm Hand
Manchester, June 2. Fred Bolster,
who was employed by William Benedict,
a farmer, was badly iniured yesterday
afternoon while he and Mr. Benedict
were moving a great boulder, the stone
rolling on the man and crushing nun
The extent of his injuries is not known
at present.
As Bolster was digging about the boul
der, which weighs several tons, the stone
was freed and before Bolster could get
out of the way the stone fell on his
body, crushing him badly. Bolster was
taken later in the day to the hospital in
Rutland.
BARRE COURT TERM.
State Department of Justice Will Secure
Balance of $474.64.
The revenue from Barre's city court
for the quarterly period ending yester
day will not tend to confirm the fears
of certain state officials that the depart,
ment of justice is an expensive nion.
strosity that is hardly justifying its ex.
istence. In returns which Judge H. W
Scott is making to the state auditor for
the period named, it is found that the
sum of $727.70 is turned over to the
state in fines and costs collected from
March 1. Of this amount. $2."3.0fl will
be returned to the court for court ex
penses, having a balance of $474.04,
which Will go to swell the income of
the department of justice. No better
showing has been made' bv the local
ourt in some tunc, and it is not likely
that other municipal courts in the stati
can produce a better nn-ord for the
three months. The total revenue in
hides one $300 fine and the sum of $,"0
collected as a forfeiture of bail.
Two stragglers in the holiday parade
of eclcbrators who appeared before
Judge Scott in court yesterday were ar
raigned in front of the magistrate this
forenoon. Daniel McLeay of Grauite
ville was brought before the eourt on a
subsequent charge, to which he pleaded
guilty and disclosed on a second-class
spirituous establishment. City Grand
Juror William Wishart questioned the
man but could elicit no satisfactory ex
planation of how he came to be on River
street when Chief Sinclair arrested him
Monday afternoon. McLeay did not
propose to enlarge his story. Judge
Scott sentenced him to serve 30 days
in the county jail and to pay a $15 fine
with costs of $4.70.
Daniel Pratt, a Webstcrville quarry
man, pleaded guilty to a first-class of
fense and accepted the alternative sen
tence of 20 days in the county jail in
lieu of paying thu, minimum fine and
costs of $.1.70. Pratt was arrested yes
terday afternoon by Chief Sinclair.
WATERBURY LADIES AS HOSTESS.
ON UNUSUAL CHARGE.
WANTS REFERENDUM
On Proposition for Massachusetts to Buy
Boston & Maine Stock.
Boston, June 2. A recommendation
that the voters decide whether the state
should purchase the stock of the Boston
& Maine railroad, now held by the Bos
ton Holding Railroad company, was made
by Governor Walsh in a message to the
legislature yesterday.
1 he governor submitted to the legisla
tors an agreement between the federal
authorities and the New Haven railroad,
providing for the separation of the Bos
ton & Maine and the New Haven sys
tems.
"The agreement," the message says,
'provides for the appointment of five
representative men called liquidators to
whom shall be transferred the stock 111
the Boston Railroad Holding company
now held by the New Haven and whose
duty it shall be to liquidate or sell the
stock of the Boston & Maine railroad
held by the Boston Railroad Holding
company.
1 hose liquidators are obliged under
the agreement within two and one-half
years to sell the stock ot the Hoston
Maine now owned bv the Boston Rail
road Holdimr company to such persons
as they deem proper, provided that such
shares shall not be offered to the stock
holders of the New Haven company an
class, nor be sold to the New Haven
company either directly or indirectly to
be Meld in its interest or so as 10 re
establish in anv manner the combination
Brattleboro Young Man Accused of Op
erating an Auto While Intoxicated.
Brattleboro, June 2. Frank Edwards
of 28 Western avenue pleaded guilty
yesterday in the municipal court to a
second offense of intoxication and guilty
to operating an automobile while in
toxicated. He was fined $15 and costs,
amounting in all to $10.14, on the intox
ication charge, and the other case was
continued to July 6. Wle asleep in
his car on Western avenue Saturday aft
ernoon at 5 o'clock, Edwards was ar
rested by Police Chief George Wilson and
was locked up. He was bailed by his
father.
It appears that he borrowed his fa
ther's car and made a trip to Grcen
lield. He returned and put up the car
and later decided to take another ride.
Near the Walter Alexander place in West
Brattleboro he ditched the car, biit neigh
bors finally hauled it out. Soon after
wards he stalled the car on the trolley
track and the car crew pushed it oft.
Later the driver of a Massachusetts car
reported to the chief the location of the
machine and the condition of the opera
tor and the arrest was made. Edwards
is 20 years old.
CHILD BURNED TO DEATH.
Supposed to Have Got Hold of Some
Matches.
Shclbiirne, June 2. Charles, aged font,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. (iuilette,
was fatally burned about the body and
arms about fi o'clock Sunday morning.
His face and lower limbs were but little
injured. He was enveloped in flames
when his mother first discovered his con
dition. She succeeded 111 removing his
clothing. He is supjiosed to have found
matches and lighted them. Dr. Mitchell,
who was called, dressed the wounds and
immediately took the child to. the Fanny
Allen hospital, where he died at 8:30
o'clock last evening., The remains were
removed to the home of his grandfather,
Solomon Melo, on Park street n Bur-
For Barre and Montpelier Members of
D. A. R. Chapter.
Waterhurv. dune 2. About 45 of the
Montpelier and Ihirre members of Mar
quis de Lafayette chapter, D. A. R., met
here yesterday afternoon, the local
memliers being hostess. The meeting
was held in the parlors of the Methodist
church, they being beautifully decorated
with flags and white and purple lilacs.
After the business meeting, an organ
solo was rendered by Mrs. D. W. Coolev,
orimnist of the church. Mrs. F. L.
Knight then introduced as the speaker
of the afternoon, "our senator," Hon.
William P. Dillingham.
Although Air. 'Dillingham's speech was
connected with the great subject of im
migration, it was handled in an entirely
different manner from previous speeches
here. He sjioke of the hope of the
country in the rtiral communities and
how the "old immigration" came with
their families and settled upon the
farms. The "new immigration, from
entirely different countries, congregates
in he cities and larger ...places. The
larger per cent, come without their fam
ilies and live in settlements in a very
cheap manner. After this Mr. Dilling
ham made a sfiong plea for state rights
and even for the town unit. He fin
ished with a strong plea for members
of the Daughters of the American Rev
olution to watch the legislature and
use their influence that nothing hasty
lie done.
After another fine organ selection by
Mrs. t'oolcy. refreshments were served.
The hostesses were Airs. F. L. Knight,
Mrs. C. C. Warren, Mrs. C. C. Robinson.
Mrs. F. K. Atkins. Mrs. J. W. Moodv.
Mrs. H. C, Whitehill. Mrs. B. R. Dcmcr
ritt, Mrs. G. W. Morse. Mrs. D. W.
Coolev and Mrs. E. F. Palmer, jr.
CAUSE OF WILLIAMST0WN FIRE.
Wire Experts and Power Men Scoff at
Idea of Electricity Being Cause.
Local electric wiring experts and elec
tric light and power mcu are inclined to
scoff at the theory that the burning of
the W. B. Jones Granite Co.'s plant in
illiamstown was due to defective in
suiution or to defective wiring or in
any way to the power transmission to
the building. They point first of all to
the tact that wiien the building was
completed and ready for occupancy, two
months ago, a wir inspector for the
New England Underwriters' association
went to Williamstown and made a thor
ough examination of the wiring and elec
trical equipment of the building, after
which he made the statement that it was
the most satisfactory job he had ever
seen in a granite plant. Later he sub
mitted his report, on the recommenda
tions of which the insurance was placed
furthermore, the wiring experts and
electric light and power men say, the
transmission wires into the stoneshed
were placed six inches apart and that
it would be impossible to get fire from
them unless the wires had been brought
together through tampering, it being
necessary to connect the wires by some
conductor of electricity before a spark
would tie generated. In the third place,
they assert, the electric current only
went three feet into the building when
the plant was not running, being stopped
at the switch just inside of the wall.
Another feature of the fire pointed
out by those who do not believe in the
theory of electricity as the cause is that
when the first people arrived after the
alarm had been sounded there was lire
on both sides of a partition with only a
small belt hole in the partition as the
means for communication until the par
tition bad been burned through. J Iiev
consider it remarkable that the fire could
have spread so quickly from one parti
tioned end of the plant to another part;
and they quote the testimony of one
workman, who arrived hve minutes after
the alarm and entered a door at the end
farthest from the main fire to get his
tools a distance possibly of 150 feet
from the electric switch and vet was
driven out by the intense heat although
his tools were m the east end ot the
structure near the partition separating
the surfacing machines from the main
structure.
Finally, it was learned yesterday that
the big traveling crane which is usually
left in the center of the stoneshed, where
there is a ladder for the oK'rator to de
scend from his perch and where it is
said to have been left Friday night when
the plant shut down for the holiday, was
on the extreme west end of the track
ind nearest to the other machinery in
the midst of the early loss in the fire.
The position of the ruined crane after its
fall bears out the contention that the
crane was not in its place in the center
of the building. Suierintendent Jones
xpreesed his belief that the crane was
in the center of the shed Friday night.
INTERESTING RELICS
Have Been Placed in Barre's Historical
Collection.
Those who have interested themselves
in the early history of Barre will recall
the account of the visit here in 1824 of
General Lafayette, while on his journey
from Boston .to Burlington, w here he
went to lay the cornerstone of the Uni
versity of Vermont building. One of
Barre s most prominent and wealthy cit
izens at that time was Ira Day, whose
residence was at South Barre, which
was then the main village of the town,
To do honor to the distinguished guest
Mr. Day, with his handsome coach and
i.v milk-white horses, drove to Boston
to meet General Lafayette and bring
him to Barre, where he was entertained
at the handsome Dav home. The cush
ion upon which the eminent French vis
itor sat 10 .Mr. Day s coach nas been
carefully preserved through all these
years and has just lieen presented to
the historical committee for preserva
ion in the historical room in the city
iiiililing. This was given by Mrs. C. N
Benedict, in her husbands name.
The committee has also been most
fortunate in receiving other valuable
ifts and loans, among which are the
hand-made link which fastened the
south door of the old "checkered"' store,
when it was erected in 1SH2; the first
survey for a railroad through the gulf
from Montpelier to White River, with
a letter by the committee of three rec
ommending its adoption; an ancient
wooden canteen ; two wooden bottles
a rude hatchet used .in the preparation
of flax ; a reel known as a "niddy-nod-dy,"'
011 account of its peculiar motion
when in use; one of the pierced tin
lanterns, such as were hung in the bel
fry as a signal for Paul Revere on his
memorable ride, and several ancient
books.
Anyone wishing to give or loan arti
cles for this collection will please notify
Miss Wheeloek, 14- North Mam street
or Mrs. Phelps, 1(1 Park street.
CLAIMS $1,000
FROM THE CITY
Warren St. Property Owner
Says He W" maged
Grade
C xf COUNCIL LAYS
LETTER ON THE TABLE
Claimed That Legal Provi
sions for Changing Grade
'Were Made in 1903
NEW OFFICERS OF CO. E.
Ralph M. Knight Succeeds A. H. Fuller
as Captain.
Bellows Falls, June 2. First Lieuten
ant Ralph M. Knight was last night
elected captain of company E. first in
fantry, X. N. G., to succeed (apt. A. H.
Fuller, resigned; Second Lieutenant
Harold H. Cady was elected first lieuten
ant, and Quarterinasff-r-Sergeant Wal
ter S. Shaw was elected second lieuten
ant. Captain Fuller hail been command
ing officer since May, 101.1.
SUICIDE BY HANGING.
Hollis A. Mudgett of Morrisville Had
Long Been Depressed.
Morrisville. June 2. Hollis A. Mud-
trett. a larmcr living hi the west part ot
the town, committed suicide Sunday by
hanging. Mr. Mudgett had lieen in a dc-
The funeral andlnressed state for some time and it is
GODDARD'S PROGRAM.
Commencement Exercises Will Start on
Next Sunday.
Goddard seminary's commencement ex
ercises will be held next week, and the
program is as follows:
Sunday Sermon before "radmttinsr
class at 10:. "10 a. in. Rev. George F.
1'ortier, Rutland.
Tuesday Graduating exercises of com
mercial class at S p. m. Speaker, Hon.
Jiinies B. Estee. Montpelier.
Wednesday Class day exercises at 2
p. m. Concert by musical department
at S p. ni.
Thursday Alumni day. Annual alum
ni meeting at 10 a. m. Alumni literary
exercises at 11 a. m. Oration, Rev.
Dwight A. Ball, '04, West Paris, Me. Es
say, Mrs. Florence Powers Deane, '84,
Lebanon, N. H. Annual alumni dinner
at 12:30 p. m. Prize speaking at 8 p. m.
Friday Exercises of graduating class
at 10 a. m. Reception by teachers and
class at 8 p. m.
WITH GUARD OF HONOR
Body of Rev. E. J. Ranslow Will Lie in
State.
Swanton. June 2. The body of Rev.
E. J. Ranslow, who died at Sea Breeze,
Fla.. hist Thursday, arrived here last
night from New York, being accompanied
by Mrs. Ranslow and his son, George H.
Ranslow ot Portland, Me. The funeral
will be held at the Congregational church
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock,
President John M. Thomas of Middle
bury college officiating, assisted by Revs.
('. J. Peterson of East Berkshire and
Chillies W. Clark of Rarnet.
The bodv will lie in state from 11 to
2:30 o'clock, being attended by a guard
lino-inn lust evening
and control which it is the purpose of interment will be in this city, probably thought that his mental condition was ot honor Irom Jesse A. Jewell post,
hjs 8 Tec ment to terminate. j ?ncsuay aivernoon ... lu causeior ine aeeo. u. f
Damages in the sum of 1,000 are
claimed by O. R. Collins for. the alleged
depreciation of his property at 0l War
ren street as a result of a change made
in the grade of the highway nearly 11
years ago. Through his attorney, t. J.
Marshall of Montpelier, Mr. Collins com
municated his claim to the city council
at its tegular meeting last night. Oil
the motion of Alderman Cook, the com
munication was laid on the table and
the incident, so far as the council is
concerned, was peremptorily closed, in
discussing unofficially the contention of
Mr. Collins, the councilors cited the
legal provisions made for raisins the
rade as long ago as 1903. It seemed
to be the consensus of opinion that the
claimant's case against the counsel has
a faulty foundation.
According to the claim of counsel for
Mr. Collins, the raising of the street
level damaged his property to a consid
erable extent. The highway, was lifted
to a level with Merchant street and tho
house at No. 00 is now located several
feet below the surface of the street.
Recently another house contiguous to
No. 00 was raised to the level of the
other property in the neighborhood and
faced toward Merchant street. Tho
street committee, it is said, contends
that the change' in the road surface was
made before the property in question
came into Mr. Collins' possession. His
communication follows:
"To the street committee of the city of
Harre:
"This is to give notice to the city of
Barre that ' I shall make vlaim against
the city of Barre for damages for rais
ing the street m front of mv house lo
cated at (W Warren street for the sum
of one thousand dollars. "
"0. R. Collins."
Cement Sidewalk on East Street.
The council convened in brief session
and after approving a large prist of
warrants the members needed to tarry
but a few moments to transact the rou
tine business. On a favorable report
from the street committee, authoriza
tion was given for the construction of
a cement sidewalk on East street along
Currier park. The order fr a sidewalk
is issued in response to a largely signed
petition coming from that locality. The
walk is to cost in the vicinity of $300.
The fire committee reported favorably
on the application of A. Scatupini for
permission to erect a horse shed in tho
rear of his business block. The stipu
lation was that Mr. Scampini must sep
arate, the shed from his block with a
12-inch fireproof wall, the building to be
covered with fireproof roofing.
Street Sprinkling Abatements.
Finding that a number of street
sprinkling assessments are uncollectible,
the street committee recommended
abatements in a number of cases. In
several instances this action is made
almost imperative, as, for example, in
the case ot the government and the
postofliee building, it having been hand
ed down that federal property is not
subject to taxation. Abutters along a
strip of highway on South Main street
are also exempt, as are abutters who
did not receive the sprinkling service as
ordered. The list of alxttements fol
lows: 1007, Mr. anil Mrs. James Fitz
gerald, 47c; 1008, U. S. government,
$3.78; IfKlft, C. N. Barlier et al., $3.12,
Melvina Gay, 01c; 1010, C. N.' Barber
et al $3.12, Albert Ray 84c; 1011. K. C.
Glysson et al, $3.28. John Sentcr $3.23,
U. S. government $3.04; 1912, E. C.
Glysson et al, $3.23, V. S. government
$4; 1013, E. C. Glysson et al $.).58, C.
W. Melcher 80c, Sortwell 4, Morse 08e,
C. A. Spear 74c, U. S. government $4.84.
It will be seen that the abatements
extend over a period of seven years and
total $44.
Building Permit Reports.
Building Inspector George Rand re
ported favorably on the following ap-
lications to build: .lames Millivan, to
mild a piazza at 21 Brook street; Paul
Kingston, to erect a store building and
tenement at 440 North Main street;
Barclay Bros., to erect annex to oflico
on Hoyntoii street; tiomer ruts, to
cover roof of shed on South Main street ;
loseph Brusa et al, to build a barn at
,) Howard treet ; John Gofrhi, to timid
a piazza at 3li Cottage street. In the
application of Mr. Kingston, his request
was referred to the street committee, as
it is claimed that the land on which
he proposes to build is a part of North
Seminary street.
Officials and Others Paid.
Warrants ordered paid were as fol-
ows: . J. I-. .Mattnews, !-i..m. Mar
tin Riley, $84.1.. A. M. Rossi SK4.1H.
services as assessors; Yt. Tel. & Tel.
Co., $28.(2, telephone services; (. H .
verill & Co., $30.00, supplies, streets
nd fire accounts; city treasurer, cash
paid out, !-. f. sirect supey inieii'inii
orders, streets and bridges and culverts
accounts; R. L. Clark. $7".4. supplies,
treet and fire accounts; L. A. Drown.
14.14, supplies, streets, fire, printing and
stationery accounts; engineering de
partment, services, $S0.0(i, streets, scw-
rs, surlace sewers, aiiicwaiK. water
ml city records accounts; Racquet
Urns.. 10.30. horseshoeing, streets and
re accounts; Reynolds ix Sons, $l.".."i.
supplies, street and fire accounts; A. .1.
Stewart, $15.40, repairs, street account;
(Coptiaued en fowtb pte.)

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