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BARRE 1)A1 LY TIME
VOL. XVin NO. 69.
U;&: ATTITUDE
MAY CHANGE
BAH11E, VERMONT, JHUHSDAY, JUNE 4, 1914.
PRICE, ONE CENT.
Depends on Nature of Car
ranza's Reply to Medi
ators' Note
i LATTER MAY ENTER
IN DIGNIFIED WAY
iAs Yet No Reply Has Been
Received from Rebel .
Chief ''
Niagara Falls, Ont., June 4. While
, -waiting to hear from General Carranza
whether he would send delegates to the
' conferences, the mediators planned to
day to continue such work as would not
;be affected by the answer of the . con
stitutionalists. The feeling is general
that the attitude taken by Carranita in
reply will shape the entire course of
mediation hereafter and perhaps have a
direct effect on the Washington govern
ment's future policy toward the two
Mexican factions.
The mediators' note is believed to
have been phrased so that the consti
tutionalists can find therein a dignified
way of entering the negotiations, not
withstanding their previous objections.
Publication of the message of the me
diators was withheld here until General
Carranza has determined upon his reply.
Hafael Zubaran, minister of the interior
in Carranza's cabinet and at the head of
the constitutionalist agency in Wash
ington, would not discuss the nature of
the mediators' proposals or the probable
attitude of his chief. Persons in touch
with constitutionalist agents, however,
ventured the suggestion tliat the terms
upon whicl'i the mediators proposed to
receive the constitutionalists into trie
pence negotiations would be declined.
The note from the mediators, ad
dressed to Mr. Zubaran, reached Wash
ington in the afternoon in a special de
livery letter. Mr. Zubaran, Mr. Vascon
erlos and Mr. Crquidi of the constitu
tionalist agency, immediately began
preparations to communicate with Gen
eral Carranza at Durango by a special
telegraph wire. When the message of
the mediatiors had been forwarded tele
graphic conferences with their chietf
tian were begun and Mr. Zubaran an
nounced early in the evening that he
hoped to have some conclusive informa
tion later. In that event, it was prob
able that there would be made public the
message from the mediators, together
with an answer, if there was to be any,
and also the origins! note from the
constutionalists which called forth the
proposal from Niagara Falls.
It was stated that the message from
the mediators was accompanied by a re
quest that nothing be made public until
a conclusion had been reached.
advance of the constitutionalists on Mex
ico City will be made, sayifigi
"Jt must bo remembered that the
northerner Would then be getting away
from the home territory, the only part
of Mexico they really understand, and
it would not bo at nil surprising if the
Isadora experienced difficulty in inducing
the men to mako a further southern ad
ronce. It is only recently tliat the Mex
ican revolutionist have shown, capacity
for organising In one oection of the
country and operating awny from their
"teirra" and even now their progress in
the art of war is confined to the north
erners led by Villa."
Zapata Has 15,000 Men.
Discussing the probable next move
ments of Villa's troops on the capital,
Captain Burnside seeB no possibility of
the success of that campaign for many
months. He says that even when San
Luis Potosi is taken the constitutional
ists will have 315 miles over which to
fieht their way across to the capital
through the concentrated forces of the
federals which are now fully supplied
with arms and ammunition. In his own
opinion the battle would be apt to result
in "the usual Mexican fashion a draw."
Captain Burnside dismisses' the Za
patistas as "notble successfully to op
erate except in the immediate vicinity
of their home."
He declares that the bandit arms sup
ply comes from the defeated federals
sent out from the capital. He estimates
the Zapata forces at 15,000, in scattered
bands.
FEW TYPHOID DEATHS
IN VERMONT IN 1913
GUNS REPLY
TO ATTACKERS
In Siege of Houses Occupied
by. Strikebreakers at
Colliers, W. Va.
MANY SHOTS FIRED
BUT NO ONE HURT
MORE TOLERANT
TOWARD AMERICANS
iMexicans in Mazatlan Are Said to Repose
Greater Confidence Now in Uncle
Sam's Attitude as to
Neutrality.
Battleship California, Mazatlan, via
Fan Francisco, dune 4. Anti-American
demonstrations in Mazatlan have ceased
and a noticeable change in the attitude
of the Mexican people toward the Ameri
cans has been manifested. Gradually
the Mexicans have come to believe in
' the sincerity of the strict neutrality
maintained by Rear Admiral Howard
and the warships of the Pacific fleet, sta
tioned at this port.
HUBRTA'S SITUATION DESCRIBED.
Practically Entire Country of Mexico Is
with Rebels.
Vera Cruz, June 4. Captain W. A.
Burnside, formerly military attache at
Mexico City and now intelligence officer
of Brigadier General Funston's force,
submitted a memorandum yesterday on
the strength and disposition of Huerta'a
troops and summarizing the territorial
division between the federals and the
constitutionalists. He estimates the to
tal number of Huerta forces, including
police, students and civil service em
ployes, at 60,000. The memorandum says
that the estimates are liberal.
As to the constitutionalists, the not
says:
' "Practically the entire country is in
sympathy with revolution, and the paci
fied condition in many places is due to
intimidation or indifference. For the
purpose of robbery and the appropriation
of property probably 150,000 armed men
claim themselves to be revolutionists.
However; the armed revolutionists hav
ing an organization and being actually
under fair control of their leaders are
estimated at about 70,000."
Of the Huerta forces the reports in
dicate that about 8.000 are scattered
along the railroads between Vera Cruz
and the capital and that the garrison
at Mexico City numbers 13,000, includ
ing students and government employes.
The estimate is made of only 3,000 regu
lars in the capital.
The strongest federal garrisons of
6.000 each, are at San Luis Potosi and
Aguascalientes, with 5,000 at Guayamas.
No Force Near Vera Cruz.
The estimates show no considerable
Huerta forces in the immediate vicinity
of Vera Cruz.
The memorandum states that littlo
military activity or efficiency can be ex
pected from the constitutionalists at
Tampico and Tuxpan because they are
not led as ably as those directly under
Villa.
According to the reports received,
Guayamas, Mazatlan, San Luis Potosi
and Zacateeas are the only federal gar
risons north of the 22d parallel. They
merely hold the towns, controlling lit
tle of the surrounding territory. The
routed garrisons of Torreon, Salt ill",
Monterey and Tampico are believed to bo
concentrating at Nan Luis Potosi.
Captain Burnside points out that it is
Dr. Caverly Says Indictment of State as
Breeder of That Disease Cannot
Be Used to Keep Away Sum
mer Visitors.
St. Albans, June 4. In opening the
third of the four sectional schools for
health officers yesterday afternoon, r.
C. S. Caverly of the state board of health
stated that no indictment can be brought
against Vermont as a breeding place of
tvphoid fever as the deaths from that
disease last year numbered only 30.
"This is r "typhoid rate for the state
of only eight, a record which has rarely
if ever been equalled by any registration
state in this country. The chief indict
ment against us in the past has been
the danger which summer visitors in
curred of getting typhoid fever. Ver
mont can make sufficient answer to any
such charge now bv pointing to the offi
cial figures of 1013.'
"It is the aim of the state board to
encourage permanency in the office of
health officer," said Dr. Caverly. "The
removal of the office from local political
entanglements is imperative to independ
ence of action. One hundred and fifty
two of the present health officers in Ver
mont have held their office for at least
five years; 88 of these for 10 years or
more. The state board occasionally re
moves health officers. It does not in
tend, however, to do so except for urgent
reasons."
Dr. Caverly spoke of the importance
of the health officers keeping pace with
the times, this being especially true of
the layman who serves in that office,
and he urged that each one have a re
cent standard work on preventive medi
cine and also take a standard periodical
devoted to this subject. He also referred
to the effort to put the health officer on
a "full time" basis, saying that it is
coming more and more to be a profes
sion, j
Under the subject "Control of Public
Buildings." Dr. William Lindsay of Mont
pelier spoke on "Schoolhouses," and Pro
fessor J. W. Votey. sanitary engineer of
the state board of health. Burlington,
spoke on, "Other Public Buildings, Thea
tres. Picture Shows, Depots and Public
Halls." Professor Votey rea4 for the
first time a set of rules which has been
passed by the state hoard of health for
the control of moving picture houses, re
garding the construction and ventilation.
These papers were discussed ry nr.
F. E. Steele, jr., health officer of Water
bury and Charles W. Steele, health officer
at Highgate,
Food Supplies and I'ublic Health was
considered bv Dr. Henry A. Ladd of Bur
lington, inspector for the state board,
and this was discussed by Dr. Arthur
Morton, health officer" for the city of
St. Albans, and Dr. I. S. Coburne, health
officer at Milton.
A discussion of local problems was led
by Dr. J. H. Woodruff and Dr. W. H.
Mitchell, health officers, respectively, at
Barre and Shelburne.
Eleven town clerks from widely sep
arated sections attended the special ses
sion for them at the American house at
2:30 o'clock. This is the first year such
meetings have been held. M. C. Grandy,
city clerk of Burlington, gave a paper
on "Use of Blank Forms and Importance
of -Vital Statistics," and a general dis
cussion followed.
The special session for children held at
the city hall at 5 o'clock proved an at
tractive feature, the ball being nearly
filled. Moving pictures were given show
ing the treatment of tuberculosis; the
production of clean milk, and a "Boil-your-water"
film. The application was
given in story form by Dr. H. A. Ladd.
Last evening's session opened at 8
o'clock with a resume of the work of
the state board of health, illustrated, by
Dr. B. H. Stone of Burlington, state
pathologist. Charts illustrating deaths
from different diseases were shown.
' Dr. Gardner T. Swarfs of Providence,
R. I., secretary of the Providence state
board of health, gave a public addnws
on "What Effect Does Cleanliness Have
I'pon the Public Health?" Dr. Swarts
is the principal speaker Rt the school
and the only one from outside the state.
Attacking Party on Four
Buildings Used High
Power Rifles
Colliers, West Virginia, June 4. Re
sponding to a telegram from Governor
Hatfield, calling on him to preserve the
peace in lrooks county, Sheriff Patter
son to-day sent six deputies here to
investigate the filing of guns on four
houses which re occupied by strike
breakers employed by the coal com
panies. It is reported that the men in the
houses answered the shots, but no one
was hurt. The attacking party, said
to lay on a hill half a mile from the
village, used high power rilles.
WILSON PARTICIPATES
IN UNVEILING
Of
Memorial to Confederate Soldiers
Held To-day at Arlington
Cemetery.
Washington, 1). C, June 4. Represen
tatives of every state in the Confed
eracy, officers of the armies of the north
and south, members of the cabinet and
many distinguished guests are here to
day for the unveiling of the Confederate
monument at the Arlington National
cemetery. President Wilson is the prin
cipal speaker on the program, which is
to begin late this afternoon.
MEDICAL EXAMINATION.
VERMONT OPTOMETRISTS.
Held Enthusiastic Annual Meeting In
Burlington.
Burlington, June 4. The Vermont Op
tical society held -an -enthusiastic annual
meeting, the seventh in - its history, in
this city yesterday, tlie-re being a large
attendance. AH 'the large towns in the
state were represented. The business
sessions were held at the 'Hotel Vermont,
and the day concluded with a banquet at
the hotel in the- evening. The keynote
of the meeting was progress and the
higher education of the optometrist in
his chosen profession.
The retiring president, Clayton W.
Parker of Fair Haven, delivered his ad
dress at the opening session and a dem
onstration of the mediometer was giv
en by E. C. Parmenter of Wallingford.
A "very interesting feature was the
two lectures bv S. W. Baker of Rock
land, Mass.. on dynamic skiametry. He
accompanied his talk with practical dem
onstrations. The siience of skiametry is
the detection of errors in the eye that
need correction, without the use of
"drops," the latter being a system long
in vogue in the medical profession. Oth
er features were a conversation between
two optometrists as between an op
tometrist and a patient. F. E. Bronson
of Boston discussed methods of muscu
lar measurements and the delegates aft
erward went to the Globe Optical com
pany n establishment on (Tiurch street,
with which Mr. Bronson Is connected.
The following officers were elected:
President, H. J. Edmunds of Morrisville;
first vice president, L. H. Mclver of New
port; second vice president, C. M. Car
penter of White River Junction; secre
tary, C. J. Cleveland of Rutland; treas
urer, H. V. Randall of St. Johnsbury;
executive committee, P. C. Davis of Bur
lington, A. R. Slater of Rutland, A. D.
Barter of Middlebury; auditing commit
tee, F. H. Palmer of Bristol, V. H. Eddy
of Bethel, G. W. Mulliken of Montpelier;
membership committee, Gilbert A. Rist
of Burlington. H. F. Jordan of Brattle-
boro, A. S. Haskins of M. lohnsbury,
H. B. Smith of Chester, A. J. Barrett
of Rutland, M. L. Messer of Waterbury.
A banquet was held in the dining room
of the Hotel Vermont at 7 o'clock which
was followed by several speeches. En
tertainment was furnished by vocal se
lections bv A. D. Barter of Middlebury.
In Public Schools Favored by Vermont
Club Women.
Bellows Falls, June 4.- Business and
pleasure was tho program of the second
day's session of the annual meeting of
the Vermont Federation of Women's
clubs. The morning aesion, held in the
Universalist church, was devoted largely
to the presentation of reports. The Fed
eration president, Mrs. G. E. Smilie of
Montpelier, presided and the report of
the last annual meeting, held in St.
Johnsbury, was read by Miss Elizabeth
Todd of Springfield. :
The rejort of the jorreaponding sec
retary, Mrs. L. J. Hathaway of Mont
pelier, showed that there are 47 clubs
in the federation and 4,712 members.
Mrs. O. H. Coolidge of Rutland, treas
urer, reported a balance of $1,327.90 in
the treasury.
Announcement was made at the morn
ing eession that Vermont is the first
New England state to complete, its al
lotment of $750 to the Sarah Piatt
Decker endowment fund. This was
paid March 1. The report of this com
mittee was presented by Mrs. J. B.
Estee of Montpelier.
Mrs. W. L. Wasson of Waterbury, gen
eral federation secretary, made her an
nual report. Mrs. E. P. Smith of Brat-
tleboro reported for the Christinas sea!"
committee. Itt was voted to print seals
again this year.
Mrs. Phelps R. Bane gave the report
of the scholarship committee in which
she stated that five girls are attending
normal school through the federations
"enerositv.
Following the reports of the educa
tional department by Dr. Alice E. Wake
field, of St. Johnsbury, of the public
health department by Mrs. Robert
Smith of White River Junction, medi
cal inspection in schools, ,was discussed.
ith one exception tne speakers were
in favor of compulsory medical examina
tion and the federation voted to indorse
this movement.
Various departmental reports were
tfiven at the atteruoon session and the
delegates made a trip to" Barber park.
Handicraft was discussed.''
In the afternon session J. M. Bars
of the industrial school spoke of the
betterment of conditions in rural Ver
mont. At the afternoon session papers
were read by Mrs. Robert A. Lawrence
of Rutland on "The First State Art
Commission."' which dealt ' with the
Minnesota eommissioil, and by Mrs. K.
C. Smith of St. Albans on "Handicraft."
A reception was held in the home of
Mrs. James H. Wiliiams on Westminster
terrace from 8 to 10 o'colck last even
ing. The grounds were decorated with
electric lights. The following women
were in the receiving line. Mrs. James
H. Williams, Mrs. Edward Kirkland and
Mrs. George E. Welch of Bellows Falls,
Mrs. George H. Smilie of Montpelier,
Miss Helen Winslow of Boston, Miss
Susanne Throop of Middlebury, Mrs.
Nelson D. Phelps of Barre, Miss Eliza
beth Todd of Springfield aud Mrs. Wat
son L. Wasson of Waterbury.
Mibs Helen Winslow gave an informal
talk to the delegates yesterday after
noon. Slic is a native of Vermont and
has been active in national women's
clubs work for many year and is
well known short story writer and one
of the editors of the Delineator.
BURY 12 DEAD
OF SHIP'S CREW
"THE PRICE" WELL PRESENTED.
Local Amateurs Had Been Carefully
. Trained in Stage Craft.
Before a good-sized audience '
opera house last evening, me-
There Were Many Signs of
Sorrow During Service
- in Quebec
TWO FUNERALS HELD
THIS MORNING
All the Flags in the City
Were at Half-Mast
During Day
OLD OFFICERS RE-ELECTED.
At Annual Meeting of Lake Mansfield
Trout Club.
SPAULDING PRIZE SPEAKING.
CUP CHALLENGER
TAKEjTTRIAL SPIN
Shamrock IV Towered Above Her Pre
decessor Like a Giant of the
Sea.
Portsmouth, Eng., June 4 Shamrock
IV, Sir Thoma9 Lipton's new challenger
for Americas cup, went out to-day lor
her first sail stretching. On the spin
she was accompanied bv Shamrock III,
the towering maH of the new lacht
dwarfing that of the older Shamrock.
Defiance Not to Start This Week.
New York, June 4. The Defiance will
not start in any of this week's yacht
rat".1?, it was announced to-day. The
yneht may be ready to make it.s debut
race off Sandv Hook Wednesday. It is
still on the wavs at City Island, to be
improbable tliat any sweeping general painted and smoothed off again.
Program for Tuesday Evening, June 9,
Has Been Arranged.
The following is the program for the
annual prire speaking contest in connec
tion with fcpaulding high school s com
mencement, to be held at the opera
house Tuesday evening, June !):
Music Violin solo Selected
. lifa Margaret Cartisi.
A Judith of 1K64" Cavanagh
Dorothy Katherine Inulis.
"The Unknown Speaker" Lippard
.eat Albert Cheney.
"The King's Pardon" Goodwin
Edith F. Watson.
Musics "Welcome Pretty Primrose". . .
Pinsuti
Girls' Glee Club.
"A Soldier of the Empire" Page
John Lehane Jordan.
"Cigarette's Ride" Quida
Elizabeth Skinner.
"A Second Trial" Kellogg
Lawrence William Brown
"The Massacre of Zoroaster". .Crawford
Ruth Evelyn Humphrey.
Music "Anchored" Watson
Boys' Glee Club.
"The Reconsidered Verdict". .Venerables
C larence Arthur Bisbee.
"The Little Maid at the Door". . Wilkins
Emma Valentine Hedges.
"Potted Victuals" Robinson
Ralph Hebard Rogers.
MusicViolin solo Selected
Ida Margaret Ca rusi.
The judges are to be Mipcnntendent
G. V. Seager of Barre Town. Principal
K M. Abbott of Montpelier high school,
anil f . A. xtowianu vi juraiimin,
Stowe, June 4. The 14th annual
meeting of the lke Mansfield Trout
club was held yesterday. The annual
trout dinner was served at noon, 150
club members and friends attending.
Two hundred pounds of trout were pro
vided for the feast and many took fish
home with them. Fishing for the trout
began Tuesday noon, about 40 being en
gaged during the afternoon and the
number was greatly increased when the
trout supper Wednesday evening was
served.
Tho present officers were re-elected:
President, Dr. If. C. Brigham of Grand
Rapids, Mich.; vice-president, M. C.
Lovejny of Stowe; secretary and treas
urer,. O. E. Luce of Stowe. The directors
elected are: M. C. Lovejny and C. O.
Burt of Stowe. W. A. Bicker of St.
Johnsbury, George O. Stratton of Mont
pelier and Dr. li. C. Brigham.
membership is limited to 200.
In 11 years P,710 pounds of brook trout
have been taken from the preserves. In
December 10,000 eggs were placed in the
hatchery. The fry may be seen by any
one visiting the hatchery.
A garage is being built at the lake
this year to accommodate 20 auto
mobiles. A library started in 1913 con
tains already 100 books. A gift of 40
recent books from H. H. Peck of Water
bury, Conn., wns announced at the club
meeting. The sum of $2,000 was dis
bursed during the past year for labor
and $1,000 for supplies, not including
fertilizers and permanent improvements.
Quebec, June 4. Twelve of the, crew
of the steamship Empress of Ireland,
who perished in the St. Lawrence river
disaster, were buried here to-day with
a fitting ceremony. The funeral pro
cession, moving slowly to the music of
military bands, passed between double
columns of sorrowing spectators, rep
resenting every class in society. All the
flags in the city were at half mast. The
services were held in two churches, the
Catholic, where five bodies lay and the
Angelical, where were seven of the
lead.
Storstad Owners Ask $50,000 Damages.
Montreal, June 4. The owners of the
Storstad have entered a counter claim
against the Canadian Pacific railway for
;")0.000 for da mace done in the collision
with the Empress of Ireland. The coun
ter claim contends that the Empress
was at fault and alleges luifligence in
her' navigation. The Canadian Pacific
had previously arrested the Storstad.
the Newman Dramatic club
sented to the public of P s
tainment which ranks -
pre-
CHINESE BANDITS
ARE SURROUNDED
After They Set Fire to Famous Monas
tery affiJ Fled Before Regular
Troops.
Peking. China. June 4. "White Wolf,"
the Chinese brigand, who during the
past few months devastated three prov
ince, is now looting and burning the
towns and villages in the provine of
Kan u. He set lire to the famous
monastery of Thibetan Lamas. Subse
quently a column of regular iroops over
took and defeated the itaiidits, who fled
to the ravines of Lily mountain, where
it is reported they are virtually sur
rounded by troops.
BARRE CHORAL SOCIETY
Is Holding Rehearsals Regularly for the
Coming Concert.
Members of the Barre Choral society
are rehearsing regularly for its first an
nual concert, which is to be given in the
opera house on the evening of Thursday,
June -5. I'nder the directorship of Pro
fessor G. Rossi, a chorus of60 voices
will sing excerpts from the masters. In
a proliminarv announcement made to
day, the leader of the chorus stated that
the concert would include four choral
renderings. They are: "Anvil Chorus,"
from Verdi's "II Trovatore"; the "Sol
dier's Chorus" from "Faust" (Gounod);
Walt and Chorus" from "Faust," and
"Hail. Happy Bridal Day," chorus and
cavatina from Donizetti's "Lucia di Lam-
mermoor." Some of the solo parts have
already been assigned and among those
who are to sing are Miss i.lee Wood,
Miss Mae Quinlen, George F. Mackav
and William Inglis. An effort will be
made to make the initial appearance of
the chorus a signal success as a good
deal of the society's future depends on
the reception which its first concert receives.
T''jdayB of winter and since its organization
the chorus has gradually swelled until it
now numliers nearly 50 of the best Eng
lish and Italian singers in Barre. If its
plans meet with public approval and its
efforts warrant further efforts in the di
rection of organized chorus work, the so
ciety will re-form next fall and furnish
high class music during the winter.
There will be a rehearsal in the Worthen
block hall to-vight and all who care to
sing in the chl rus are invited to partici
INDUSTRY CRIPPLED BY FIRE.
Vermont Marble Co.'s Wheel House at
Center Rutland Burned.
Rutland, June 4. A wheel-house of
the Vermont Marble company at the
Center Rutland plant was burned last
nieht. the loss on building and machin
ery being estimated at from .2.f00 to
3,000. The origin of the tire is not
known.
In the house was the water-wheel,
generator, pumping apparatus and other
machinery, much ot which, it is assumed,
will lie rendered useless. The building
was of stone and wood, built over the
creek. Strenuous work was necessary
to save the building immediately north,
used for storage purposes, and built en
tirely of wood.
No one worKs in tne wheel house, but
the fire was discovered bv men about
the mill about 11:30 o'clock.
The bursting of a dynamo cable threat
ened the safety of the workers, and blew
out one side of the structure.
ROBBERY AT ST. JOHNSBURY.
CLASS DAY ON LAWN.
Exercises Held at St. Johnsbury Academy
Yesterday.
St. Johnsbury, June 4. Class day ex
ercises at St. Johnsbury academy were
held yesterday afternoon on the grounds
south of the principal's residence. Those
having the honor parts were:
Oration, Ralph E. Carr; essay, Mil
dred A. Chesley; prophecy, Miss Alice
H. Nichols; prophecy of the prophetess,
Miss Phpbe Scott; history, Robert W.
Gibson of East Ryegate; will. Miss Jo
sephine M. Lougee; presentation. Lewis
p. Parmelce of Fitchburg, Mass.; pres
entation to the prescntor. Paul A. Norris
of Cabot; ode, Miss Esther M. Wells
of Cabot.
Followed by Arrest of Youth Who Is
Said to Have Confessed.
St. Johnsbury, June 4. Oscar Griggs,
17 years old, is in jail here, arrested yes
terday for breaking and entering the
store of F. A. Scott and company and
the office of A. L. Bragg and company.
Griggs confessed to the ollicers when
confronted with evidences of his crime.
He was employed at the Scott grocery
and made the break there early last
Friday morning, taking confectionery,
nuts and cigars.
Early yesterday morning the Bragg
office was entered through a window. A
small sum of money and three railroad
mileage tickets were taken. Through
Chief of Police Finley the robberies
were traced to the boy and he made a
clean breast- of it.
t enter
k-"' anything
ever attempted by r j and which
was one of the be . ugs of its kind
ever given by local" ont. "The Price,"
a four-act drama dealing with the lives
of a rich couple in high society, proved
10 oe a very interesting as weu as in
structing piece.
The cast, all carefully assigned to
parts most suited to their abilities,
should receive a large share of credit
for the manner in which the play went
off. Perhaps to the able direction of
Key. Jluch McKenna and Max fisner
who have both given of their time and
talent, lies tho greatest bulk of the hon
ors, for under their direction every de
tail was carefully worked out, and the
acting of the personnel reflected on the
training they had experienced.
One could not be justified in referring
to any as individual stars, for each and
every- one was at his best. However, it
might be well to mention something re
garding the acting of James Mackie, who
had the most difficult part to imperson
ate and who certainly did credit to it.
Mr. Mackie's experience in former years
was a great help to him and he por
trayed the lending part successfully.
Miss Rue Xichols, the other leading mem
ber, was also very good and she carried
her part through to the liking of all.
The club is to be congratulated on its
success and last night's undertaking
clearly shows that the members can
uphold the name they are working un
der and that they have Iso made a firm
foothold in local theatrical circles.
Between the acts a musical trio, com
posed of James Bennett, Charles Gibbons
and John Duncan, gave something of a
comical mosicale and Mr. luncan's per
forming was a great factor in producing
the laughs. They gave several selections
for which they received loud applause.
Henry Carroll also sang a ballad and he,
too. was well received.
The east of characters was comprised
of the following: Emily Eastwick. Miss
Sue Loretta Nichols; Frank Eastwiek,
James Mackie: Vivian Kirk, Patrick Jo
seph Hale: Robert Chalmers, Daniel J.
Sullivan; Tom Gresham, Henry Carroll;
Tim Travers. Edward M. Keefe: Barker,
a detective, John L. Jordan; officer, Wil
liam Noonan: Sallie, Miss Harriett
Catherine Landers; Mrs. Dalsimer, Miss
Marguerite Louise Brown ; Elizabeth,
Miss Marv Elizabeth McCarthy. The
piano used in the setting was furnished
by the Bailey music rooms, while the
furniture was loaned by B. W. Hooker
and company.
PASTOR INSTALLED.
Rev. Fred McNeil and His Wife Were
Also Honored at Reception.
Last night there occurred at Granite
ville a red-letter event in the history of
the Presbyterian church. In the presence
of more, than 300 people.. 30 of w bom
drove to GranikviUe. from this city.
Rev. Fred McNeil waa formally installed
pastor of the church. There were pres
ent three prominent clergymen of the
presbvterv, m which the Oraniteviiie
church is located. Services were held
in the church at 7 o'clock. The moder
ator of the presbytery, Rev. Duncan
Salmond. of the First Presbyterian
church, Barre. preached the installation
sermon. Rev. V. Ziegler of the South
Rvegate church gave the charge to the
pastor and Rev. V. P. Backora of West
Harnet. pastor of the J'resbyterian
church in that village, gave the charge
to the people. The closing prayer was
made by Rev. William Gartshore, pastor
of the Baptist church in Webstorville.
Following the services a reception was
tendered the new pastor and his wife
in Miles" hall. Among those who spoke
in felicitous vein were Revs. Ziegler,
Backora and Gartshore. Informal re
marks were made by several of Rev. Mr.
McNeil's parisboners. During the social
hour that followed a number of the
young women of the church assisted the
ladies in serving refreshments. Kev.
Mr. McNeil came to Graniteville from
Windham. N. II.. late in the winter, suc
ceeding Rev. George MacArthur, who
had recently closed a five-years' pastor
ate on the hill and gone to Ontario.
HAD NO FOOD
THREE DAYS
Woman, Becoming Dement
ed, Wandered About -in
Swamp
HAD BEEN DESERTED
BY HER HUSB4ND
She Left Her Two Children
in Mount Holly Sun
day Morning L L.
Rutland, June 4. Suddenly demented,
it is thought, because of the desertion
by her husband, an Italian woman by
the name of Mrs. Baird was found Tues
day morning lyingln the Wilkins swamp
on tho Benjamin farm in the town of
Mount Holly by George Flanders, who
was attracted to the spot by the
woman's moans. It is probable that she
had been in the woods sine earlySunday
morning when she disappeared from her
home on the Foster place, where she
lived with her husband and two chil
dren, one two years old and the other
an infant of six months.
According to Overseer of the Poor
Harry Hill the case had not ben re
ported to the state's attorney but the
selectmen were investigating.
Air. Hill said last night he understood
that Baird. who had been working as a
chopper, left home Saturday night and '
did not return. Nothing has been seen
of him since. The fact of his going caused
Mrs. Baird to leave home early Sunday
morning and she remained in the woods
until found Tuesday morning.
She was removed to the home of Mr.
Flanders where she was cared for last
night. The. children are in charge of
another family living in the Foster
house.
A physician was called Tuesday to at
tend Mrs. Baird and it was his opinion
that the woman had been exposed to
the heavy rain of Monday.
HAD NO TAIL LIGHT.
VERGENNES CELEBRATION PLANS.
A TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT
Between United States, Great Britain
and Netherlands. .
Washington, D. C, June 4. A tripar
tite agreement between the United
States, Great Britain nnd Netherlands,
as a mean1 of protecting their citizens
in the Mexican oil fields, was officially
announced to-dny. The three national
ities constitute the great bulk of the oil
operators in Mexico and the arrangement
will be effectual in preventing adventur
ers from taking an unfair advantage of
the unrest fn the Tampico district since
Vera Cruz was occupied.
TRAGEDY IN BOSTON.
Woman Shot and Shooter Then Turned
Weapon on Himself. .
Boston, June 4. During a dispute over
money matters, Mrs. Rose Rosenburg,
proprietress of a woman's tailoring shop
in the west end, was shot and dangerous
ly wounded by her brother-in-law. Jacob
Rosenberc, it is alleged, who then turned
the revolver cm himself, inflicting wounds
that are believed to be fatal.
For Big Anniversary to Be Held the
Coming September.
Verccnncs, June 4. The Thomas
Macdonough association met last even
ing in the assembly room of the Bixby
Memorial Free library and the commit
tee in charge of the plans for the com
ing celebration submitted a tentative
nro'Tam. lieorge w . .-ione, presiuent
of the organization, presided.
Vergennes will celebrate the 10fth an
niversary of the building of the Ameri
can fleet in this city which was com
manded by Commander Macdonough at
the battle of Piatt sbnrgh, ln-ginning
September fi. next. The centenary of
the construction of the fleet falls upon
September 14.
The celebration will continue until
Tuesday night, September H. The state
has appropriated 4,000 for a monument
to Commodore Macdonough in Ver
gennes and the federal government is
considering a bill which, if passed, will
give $15.0"0 toward the monument and
the celebration.
Auto Driver, Paid Fine of $3 and Costa
of $4.70.
Before Judge H. W. Scott in city court
vesterdav afternoon, Ernest Gilbert, an
18-vear-old Graniteville chauffeur, plead
ed guilty to a charge, of running a car
without a rear light. The court fined
him $3 and costs of $4.70 which "were.
paid. Young Gilbert incurred official dis
pleasure Tuesday night at. 10:30 o'clock
when he circled around the streets with
out fo much as a dim twinkle radiating
Irom the rear ot his touring car. He was
apprehended by Officer John W. Dineen
and later arrested on a complaint regis
tered against him bv Grand Juror Wil
liam Wishart. Gilbert told the court
he had been trying to adjust the tail
light for two weeks but had met with
indifferent success or worse, when the.
officer held him up.
The second case of alleged neglect in
the matter of burning rear lights came
up in court late this forenoon, when
Fred A. Millan, a Prospect street dealer,
was arraigned on a charge which speci
fies tint he failed to keep the tail light
of his car running while returning from
Waterbury to this city last night. Mil
lan entered a plea of not guilty, and
the case against him was continued until,
Friday morning at ! o'clock, when thera
probably will be a hearing. The respon-.
dent was arrested by Officer John W.'
Dineen on a complaint issued by the
grand juror. ,
Millan's case is said to involve a de
fense that the respondent exhibited an
intent to obey the law by lighting his
tail lamp at Waterbury.
Adelard Rousseau, a Foxville boy,'
pleaded guilty to an intoxication charge
before the magistrate this morning and
made arrangements to pay a $5 fine with
costs of $4.70. Rousseau was arrested
Wednesday afternoon by Chief Sinclair,
who brought the respondent down from
the south end. '.
DISCUSSED VERMONT FORESTRY.
PLUNGED SIX STORIES.
Harry T. Quigley Was Killed in Fall
at Boston.
Boston, June 4. Harry T. Quigley, a
retired business man, was killed by a
plunge from the sixth floor of the Craw
ford house to the street last night. He
struck the sidewalk on his head, in plain
view of the occupants of the dining
room, with such force as to break
through into the basement. The body
narrowly missed several passersby. The
police termed the man's death suicide,
but gave no cause.
DROWNS UNDER AUTO.
Woodward W. Duke, Son of the Tobacco
Co. President.
Salt Lake City, Utah. June 4. Wood
ward W. Duke, son of J. B. Duke, presi
dent of the American Tobacco company,
was drowned under his overturned auto
mobile in a mountain creek near Park
City, Ctah. yesterday afternoon. The
four other mebmers of the party were
not injured.
State Association Held Annual Meeting
at Rutland.
Rutland, June 4. The tenth annual
meeting of the Vermont Forestry asso
ciation was held yesterday, the after
noon field meeting being at rittsford,
and the business session at the Shrine
hall here. Owing to rain the speaking
was omitted at the afternoon meeting,
anil all the time devoted to inspection
of forestry work done at Pittsford. The
delegates also were shown through the
sanatorium. Ernest Hitchcock of Pitts
ford presided over the evening meeting,
(kv. Allen M. r Ictchcr being unavoid
ably absent.
The following officers were elected:
President, Governor Fletcher: vice-presidents,
Mr. Hitchcock and C. H. (Jrecn of
White River Junction; secretary ani
treasurer, B. A. Chandler of Burlington;
executive committee, Josep A. DeBoer of
Montpelier. Ralph Putnam of Putnam
villc. Ij-vi P. Smith of Burlington, Aus
tin F. Hawes of Burlington and A. J.
Eaton of South Royalton.
The resolution adopted by the asso
ciation commended the action of the
recent legislature in the creation of
state forests, and demanded an exten
sion of the policy; thanked Charles
Downer of Sharon for his gift to the
work; authorized the secretary and
treasurer to expend not more than $M0
a year for demonstration plantations;
recommended that teachers and boy
rcout masters help in the work of sav
ing the forests; deplored the action of
the larger lumber and pulp men in de
miding the hills without planting any
thing; thanked the Green Mountain club
lor its aid. and the sanatorium at Pitts-
ford for its hospitality.
The speaker of the evening was Ralph
Putnam of Putnamville. He declared
that it was as important that lumber
should be economically cut ami used in
manufacturing as that care be taken to
prevent the extinction of the forests.
Other speakers included J'roi. r. .
Tenks of the University of ermont.
who talked on bovs and girls in for
estry work, and State Forester Hawes.
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