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IB BARM E DAILY TIM ES VOL. XVIII NO. 70. -JSAIIRE, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1914. PRICE, bNE CENT. 100 HOUSES DESTROYED WOMAN WAS ACQUITTED. By Volcanic Eruption in the Phillipine Island of Sanguir" BOILING LAVA POURED DOWN THE MOUNTAINS While Heavy Rain of Stones ' and Ashes Poured Over Island Batavta, Java. June 8. A violent eruption of several volcanoes occurred to-day on the Dutch island of Sanguir in the Philippines. Streams of boiling lava poured down the sides of the moun tains , overwhelming woods and cocoa plantations. At the same time, a heavy rain of stones and ashes from the va rious craters fell over the whole island. Official reports register the destruction of a hundred houses. STRAPPED IN SEATS, AIRMEN WERE KILLED Mrs. Amada U. Lawson Charged with Death of Thomas P. Lawson. Putnam, Conn., June 5. After delib erating eight minutes, a jury in the su perior court late yesterday acquitted Mrs. Amada V. Lawson of hast wooii stock of the charge of manslaughter in the death of her husband, Thomas P. Lawson, last August. . Mrs. Lawson collapsed when the ver dict was announced und was carried from the court room. Lawson was found dead in a horse stall in a stable in the rear of his home. A trail of blood was foum leading from the stable to the house, Mrs. Lawson was arrested, charged with first degree murder,' but the grand jury failed to find a true bill. She was rearrested some months later, charged with man slaughter, and the trial has been in process here two weeks. ' . SUES' FOR ALIENATION. French Aeroplane Was Seen to Explode and Then to Burst Into Flames. Dijon, France, June 5. Two French army aviators were killed to-day while firing near here. Peasants saw the ex plosion, burst of flames and the frag ments of the aeroplane, to which the men were strapped, fall to the ground. LEVY ON SPANISH RESIDENTS Brattleboro Woman Seeks $3,000 from Guilford Woman. " Brattleboro June 5. Mrs. Clara May Kmerson of this town, wife of Dr. Wil liam' H. Kmerson, a veterinary,' to-day filed suit with damages set up as $3,000 against Una M. Bardwell of Guilford for alleged alienation of affections. She also seeks separate maintenance from her husband on the grounds of intolerable severity, neglect and statutory ottense with the Bardwell woman, jne r.mer sons have children, whose custody Mrs. Kmerson seeks. Thomas Walling of Springfield, Mass., to-duv filed suit in Windham county court for damages of $10,000 against Harrv Pierce of Brattleboro for injuries alleged to have been received by being struck bv the defendant's automobile while crossing the highway at Spofford lake last July. STRUCK BY PITCHED BALL. REPUDIATE WOMAN'S ACT London Suffragettes Say They Were Not Respon sible for Incident AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE FUNCTION Woman Threw Herself at King's Feet and Implored Him. Not to Use Force And They Are Ordered to Leave Tepic, Mexico, at Once. Aboard the California, Mazatlan, June 8. A loan of 1,000.000 pesos has been levied by the constitutionalists in pos session of the city of Tepic, upon the Spanish residents. It is reported' that all Spaniards have been notified to leave Tepic by June 6. Desertions from the federal forces defending Mazatlan cdn-tinue. AGAIN CONTRADICTED MELLEN. Ledyard Concluded His Testimony To- aay' . ' Washington, D. C, June 5. Lewis Cass Ledyard concluded his statement . to-day, when the interstate commerce commission resumed its hearing Into the New Haven financial affairs. At the outset, Attorney Crim, for Mellen, read into th record Mellen's letter to the district attorney, which the former pres ident said was written to shield Morgan. Ledyard denied that the directors had prompted the sending of the letter, as .Mellen Lad said. . TALK OF THE TOWN John Storer left last night for his home at Montreal, after a week's visit with friends in the city. Miss Marion Bickford of Lancaster, N. H., arrived in the city to-day to pass a few days as the guest of friends. . Smith 4 Curaings team will start one half hour earlier during the hot weather. .Remember this and telephone your or ders iarly. "By Radium's Rays," a two-reel Gold Seal, featuring Cleo Madison and Her bert Rawlinson; "In an Uld I ruck, an Kclairj also a comedy, "A Bad Kgg," at the Bijou. Advt. AY. K. Aitkin of New York, who is at the head of the Eastern Estate Tea Co. in America, left for his home yesterday, after having lieen the guest of Manager Dwight H. Cutler of the company's lo cal branch. Members of Burns club, attention! The annual picnic will be held at Cale donia park Saturday afternoon, Juiif . Special train will leave M. & W, depot at 1:15 p. m., stopping at Blackwell street onlv. Returning, will leave the park at 7:30. . W. L. Dewey, who has been passing ft few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Andrews of Maple Grove, left this forenoon for Malone, N. V., to make an extended visit with relatives bcfore.re turning to his homo at Ruth," Nev. Mr. Mewey is superintendent of one of the large mines at Ruth, Nev. Among those who registered at The yhizzell hotel jesterday were: A. R.' Ed wards, Boston; K. S. Bendell, Albany, N. Y.; J. A. Bond, Burlington; William J. Schmidt, Detroit. Mich.; lxis Chris tensen.'' New York; V. F. Manning, Plainneld N. J.; C. L. Wood, Burling ton: lyoufs Provost, Rutland; John Reed, Burlington; Stanley and Frank, Pavil ion; C. W. Hardacre; Boston; Jaraos Murray. Boston. At 11 o'clock this forenoon the I. A. C. Seconds left in two automobiles for Roch ester, where this afternoon they were scheduled to line' up' against the local town team. The following line-up was booked to start the game: Starr c, Fin nigan p, Minti lb, Giacamuzzi 2b, Co lombo s, Giaoheri 3b, Melver If, Rulfo of. K. Colombo rf. At Rochester July 4 the two teams will meet in a double header. " ' Officers were elected to. act for the season of 1914-1015 at the annual meet ing of he Spaulding high school ath letic association. Prof. C. H. White, principal of the high school, was re elected president of the organization. The other officers elected were: John (fordon, jr., vice-president; Neale Hook er, treasurer; Frank McDonald, secre tary. There was a large attendance of members of the association present at the meeting. ' Lawrence Lewis of Nelson street went this forenoon to St. Albans, where he will make arrangements for resuming bis duties as freight conductor on the Richford and St. Albans branch of the Central Vermont railroad. Last winter Mr. Lewis was compelled to return home by reason of injuries resulting from a foot which had been exposed to the cold weather. He expects to resume work Monday, Robert Lowry of East Barre Quite Se verely Injured. Robert Lowry, pitcher on the East Barre baseball team, has not' yet fully recovered from being hit by 'a pitched ball in the East Barre l. A. C. Second game at East Barre last Tuesday even ing. Lowry was at the bat when struck in the head by a ball thrown by Pitcher Clark of the Barre team. He wag not rendered wholly unconscious at the time but appeared to be dazed. Later he bled some at the mouth. It. is reported that there is fear of a slight fracture. TALK OF THE TCHYN Mrs. Mary Oarvey of Pearl street, who has been visiting with her sister, Mrs. John Sullivan, at Hardwick for the past few weeks, returned to the city yester day. Owing to a breakdown in the machin ery the manufacturing plant of Charles Ttiiinolii . Sons in Goiiltlshurv'a meadow was shut down last night for the re-fVork and Miss Mary Sanger of Sanger mainder of the week. If the necessary repair can lie completed, operations will be resumed at the plant Monday morn ing. The Swedish Monitor lodge will ob serve the first anniversary of its in stitution in the Knights of Columbus hall on Saturday night. A musical and Werary program will be rendered by wme of the best talent in Barre. The committee has been preparing the pro gram for weeks and intend to offer the liest program of entertainment ever held in local Swedish circles. After the en tertainment a social time will lie held. Refreshments will lie served. Admission 25 cents for. adults; children under 12 years, 10 cents. Everybody is urged to attend. The managements of the Spaulding hijfh school and Goddard seminary base ball teams are endeavoring to arrange a game for some date next week. The first game bet veen the two teams was won by Spaulding and the second fell to Ooddard. Bawe fans are anxious to see the two teams meet in the deciding game. 1 he prospects ot securing the game are Bomswhat lessened because of graduation week at both schools. Should nrrangements lie made the game will be played on either Tuesday or Wednes day of next week. One of the pre-commencement func tions that haa found a place for itself in -the social calendar at Goddard sem inary is the annual dinner given by the faculty to the student body. The din ner will be served in Alumni hall on the hill Saturday evening at B:30 o'clock. Everyone connected with the school is expected to be present. Afterwards the student body and guests will form in line and march to Ooddard chapel for the dance, over which the members of the faculty will preside as hosts and hostesses. , A student committee has charge of arranging the dance orders. Bnice's orchestra of five pieces will give a short concert and play for the dancers. Examinations at Goddard begin to-morrow .morning and will continue through the earlier part of next week. The first commencement affair will be the bacca laureate sermon at the -Universalist church Sunday. Two ' Goddard seminary alumni, girl students at Jackson college, Medford, Mass.. found themselves opposed to each other yesterday in the final doubles of the annual spring tennis tournament at the college. Miss Esther Cate of this eitv and Miss Nellie Hooper were matched against Miss Avis Keir of Craftsburv, a former Goddard girl, and Mis Eleanor Bisbee of Arlington, Mass. Misses Keir and Bisbec won six out of the 10 matches in the finals, although Misses Cate and Hooper had come out second best in the elimination matches. The victors will receive silver medals from the athletic association and their names will be engraved on the tennis cup in the tropny room in Aimer nan. Both Miss (ate and Miss Keir excelled in tennis while attending Goddard seminary. Charh-s S. Baldwin left this morning for Burlington to make a week-end visit with friends. Rex-. John Bjork of the Swedish Baptist church left for a short business visit in New Hampshire towns along the Connecticut river and J. B. Casellini went to Burlington, where he will join a fishing party on Lake Cham plain. Mrs. O. N. Granger of Merchant street left on a late forenoon train for Brandon, where she will make a short visit. Mrs. E. E. Richardson of Wash ington . was a visitor in the city this morning while on her way to Marshrield to open her summer camp on Niggerhead pond. Miss Carrie Perkins, who has been visiting relatives in this city and Plalnfivld for the past 10 days, was a isitor in the.citv to-dav, while return ing to her home in Reading. C. W. Ord wav returned this forenoon to his home London, June 5. Miss Mary Blomfield, daughter of Lady Sara Louise Blomfield, the widow of Sir Arthur, was the' woman who created a sensational scene at Buck ingham palace last night by throwing herself at the feet of King George and shoutilig: "lour Majesty, for Gods sake do not use force." She alone was con cerned in the incident. Her sister, who also attended the court, was requested to leave the . palace, although she took no part in the demonstration. Officials of the palace are on the verge of nervous prostration to-day, and every precaution will be taken to prevent a repetition to-night when another func tion is to be held. King George was the coolest member in the company. There is no ground for further action against Miss Blomfield, but she will be banned from future court functions. The Woman was attired in court dress and her action canised profound astonishment.- She continued to admonish the king, but her words were inaudible,- as tha conductor of the band in the gallery, quick to observe the incident, signalled to the band to play louder and the wom an's voice was drowned. She was immediately removed from the room and handed over to the police. The name of the woman is not known and close inquiries are -being made as to how she obtained a card of admission. Among tljose, presented to. the ..king and q,ueen were Miss Esther Cleveland of Princeton, daughter of the late Grov er Cleveland-; 'Ralph Page; son- of- the American ambassador, and Mrs. Ralph Page; Mrs. Edward Bell, wife of the second secretary of the American em bassy; Mrs. Randolph Mordeeai and Miss . i i . Ti : i i . , , - i . .uargerua i enningwn, doui oi oum more; Miss Dorothy Doubledav of New BARRE WOMAN IS 0. E. S. GRAND MATRON Mrs. Abbie D. Stone Elected at Closing Session of State Convention Held in Burlington.' Burlington, June 6. the grand chap ter of Vermont, Order of Eastern Star, concluded its 42d annual meeting it Masonic temple last evening with the in stallation of the newly elected officers. I he gathering was an unusually large one, the grand o Mirers and delegates present numbering 250 and there were about 150 more visitors from chapters near Burlington. It was voted to hold the annua) meeting nxt year in St. Johnsburv. , The following officers were elected at the atternoon session: Grand patron, Arthur M. Lang of St. Johnsburv; grand matron, Mrs. Abbie D. Stone of Barre; assistant grand patron, 'harles S. How- Mrs. Etta i. eraser of Windsor; grand- matron, airs. Laura U. Cole of Benning ton; grand secretary, Mrs. Olive J. Stowell of Brattleboro; grand treasurer, Mrs. Etta V. Eraser of indsor; grand conductress, Mrs. Florence K. Pierce of Barton; assistant grand conductress. Mrs. Martha A.' Stoddard of Charlotte; grand warden, Mrs. Anna Evans of Bur lington. " At the evening session the officers were installed by the past grand matron, Mrs. Ella W. Weeks of St. Joliiisbury, and -assistants. ' The reports of the officers showed that at present there are 73 charter chapters in the state. The total number of members is 7,527, ft net gain of 349 in the eyar. Visitors at the meeting were Mr. Ella B. French, past gratd matron, of Orange, Mass., who was made an honorary mem ber of the Vermont chapter, and Mrs. stejla" S. Scbrneder of Pittsburgh. N. Y. All the grand officers were present with the exception of the grand lecturer, Mrs. Kuby C. flawley of Richford. Mrs. Nellie M. Smythe of St. Johnsbury was chosen grand lecturer, pro tem. field, X. J, PRICELESS RELICS GO IN CHURCH FIRE Ancient Edifice at Breadsall, England, Believed to Have Been Set Afire by Suffragettes in Revenge for Disrupted Meeting. Derby, Eng., June 5. An ancient his torical church at Breadsall, dating back to N'orman times and containing many priceless relics, was destroyed by fire during the night. Suffragettes are sus pected, as explosions similar to those caused by bombs, which are usually em ployed by arson squads, were hoard be fore (he fire was discovered. Sorrte weeks ago a suffragette meeting at Breadsall was broken up by boys, and it is believed the women burned the church in revenge. The church register, dating back to 1773, was saved. HEALTH OFFICERS' SCHOOL ENDS. Successful Session at St. Albans Closed on Thursday. Kt. Albans, June 5. The lfith annual school of instruction for health officers which opened Wednesday afternoon at city hall, closed shortly before noon yes terday after a successful session. ' iesterday's meeting opened at 8:30 with a symposium on "Management of Communicable JUseaae.a.!' . The. subjeot, iypnoid rever, was considered bv Dr. C. G. Abell, health officer of Enosburg Fulls; -"Tuberculosis, by Dr. E. J. Rogers, superintendent and medical di rector of the ermont sanatorium, Pittsford: Measles - and Whooping Cough," bv Dr. G. Sherman Clark, health officer of Montgomery; and "Scarlet Fever and Smallpox," Dr. D. J. Nolan, health officer of Burlington. There was ft general discussion of the subjects. In the course of his talk Dr. Rogers read extract from an article on "Confessions of Tuberculosis Patient," which ap peared in the current issue of the At lantic Monthly. A paper on "The Business End of ft Health Officer's Duties" was given by Or. G. H. Branch, health officer of Grand Isle, and a discussion was led by Car roll J. Ijinib, health officer of Calais, and Dr. George B. Hulburd, health officer of Jericho. A. paper on "The Power of the State Board of Health to Regulate the Dis charge, by a Municipality, of Sewage' into a Natural Water IVturse," given by George M. Hogan of this citv, was the closing address of the session. This was followed by legal questions. LIGHT TERM FOR BIG THEFT Man Who Stole Mona Lisa Painting Sentenced to One Year, 15 Days CLASS OF 39 GRADUATED HAS ALREADY BEEN IN PRISON HALF TIME His Plea, of Extenuating Circumstances Was Accepted Florence, Italy, June 5. The plea of extenuating circumstances was accepted in behalf of Vincenzo Perugia, who stole DaVinci's masterpiece, Mona Lisa, from the Louvre, Paris,, and the judges sen tenced hifn to one year and 15 days' im prisonment. As Perugia has been in prison, waiting trial, since December, he will not have to serve more than six months. ELECTRIC WORKERS GO ON A STRIKE Fart of Westinghouse Co.'s Workmen Went Out Because They Believed Others Were Being Discharged For Joining the Union. . Pittsburg, Pa., June 5. Approximate ly three hundred men and women em ployes of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing company refused to go to work this morning. The leaders of the union declared the. company was steadily dischaiging men because they joined the organization formed early in the year for the purpose of securing bet ter working conditions'. At St. Johnsbury Academy Yesterday with Appropriate Exercises. St. Johnsbury, June 6. A class of 39 was graduated from St. Johnsbury acad emy yesterday and 10 additional in the shorthand course of the commercial de partment. The speakers were Mary.Isa belle Houghton, Burton Miller Lowe of Ryegate, Helen Mann Silver of New York, Herbert Dean Pearl and Samuel Uay Puffer.. The latter and Miss Hough ton led the class in scholarishp. The address of the occasion was given by President John M. Thomas of Middle bury college on 'Sufficient Ideals." Fol lowing the exercises, which were held in the South Congregational church, the alumni banquet was held in the aea-demy auditorium, at wUich nearly 200 were present. At the post-prandial exercises the speakers were Edward A. Bayley ( Boston,', who represents the Bos cv Alumni association on the board"bf trn tees. President Thomas, Dr. L. M. Silve. of New York, an alumnus of the acad emy, whose daughter was in the grad uating class, and Principal Benedict. The class of 1913 has presented the academy $100 to be used towards the construction of a new gymnasium if this 'much-needed building is erected. Miss Eleanor A. Doran, teacher of Latin, Percy C. Judd, teacher of mathematics. and Miss Marv R. Kelley, the art in structor, will not return next yeaj The academy closed ft week earlier than usual as Principal M. G. Benedict and wife sail for Europe on June 6 for a continental tour. PASSENGERS- SAFELY ASHORE But the New York-Portland Steamer Is Still Aground WT"'. v'"iE STRUCK RING THE NIGHT MRS. G. H. SMILIE RE-ELECTED. CARRANZA PUTS OFF HIS REPLY CASHIERS ROBBED OF $2,200 IN DAYLIGHT Bold Act in Busy Part of New York City Was Successful and Highway men Escaped. New York, June 5. Two cashiers of the local office of the American Can company were held up while leaving the York County bank at the corner of daytand robbed of $2,200, part of the company's weekly payroll. The high waymen jumped into an automobile standing at the curb and disappeared DIED AT MIDDLEBURY. Louis A. Skiff, Aged 55, Former Post master There. Middlrbury, June 5. Former Post master Louis A. Skiff, 65 years old, died at his home on Elm street shortly after noon yesterday. Mr. Skiff had been con fined to his room lor several months and on Wednesday nis condition Became serious. . He had" been in ill health for two years. He was born in Unnport and for many years he held the office of secretary of the Vermont Merino Sheep Breeders as sociation. In 1000 President McKinley appointed him postmaster at Middlebury which position he held until July 1, 1!U3, when he resigned. . s During the past winter he visited Daytona, Fin., for the benefit of his health. Failing to recuperate he re turned to his home where he had been ill since. His wife and mother survive him. The funeral arrangements are not yet completed. Will Answer Mediators' Note When He , Reaches Saltillo, He Sends Word. El' Pao, Tex., June 5. General Car ranza announced yesterday through agents here that he' would not make answer to the communication of the A. B. C. mediators, nor issue his proclama tion dealing with the formation of a 1rovisional government in northern Mex- ico uniu ne naci rcHcnea naimio. At the same time it was announced that the constitutionalist commnnder-in-chief had departed from Du.vngo on his Fourteenth street and Ninth avenue tcW ? " ?, . "TT"' J1'" iiemv in xnn msuiwicr ui mv pruciHrimiion is believed to have been occasioned by some phase of the Niagara Falls confer ences and by the reported desire of Car ranza. formally to establish himself as provisional president at Saltillo, capital of the state' wrhere he served as governor under the Madero government. General Villa was reoorted vestenlav as preparing to move south from Chi huahua City to meet liirranza at lor reon and thence to proceed south upon the campaigns against Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi. In the meantime the creation of a new central military rone command of General Natera. which QUEER ACTION OF RIVER. Some People Thought an Earthquake Was Operating, Burlington, June 5. An upheaval of the Wiiiooski river bed took place be tween 11 and Pi o'clock Tuesday morn ing just west of the old Waldo Kidder place on the Ma lk-Us Bay avenue road. The length of the upheaval is roughly estimated to be between MOO and 2.0(H) feet in length and ranges in width to about 50 feet. The banks of the Kid der propvrty and the Dunning property for about the same length slid down, taking trees and srhubs, most of which stand perfectly erect a distance of about Off feet below. This high bank which slid down "stood about 50feet from the original river bank. The original river bank is undisturbed, but the upheaval of the bed joins this original shore and takes sway about one-half of the width of the river. The river bed as exposed shows a valuable blue clay land. Fish ermen in the neighborhood at the time thought there was an earthquake and started to run for their 'lives. After things became settled fish were caught in left President of the Vermont Federation of Women's Clubs. Bellows Falls, June 5. The 14th an nual meeting of the Vermont Federation of Women's clubs, which has been in ses sion here since Tuesday evening, closed last evening. The following omcers were re-elected in the afternoon: Presi dent, Sirs. Oeorfce H. Smilie of Montpel- ler; first Vice-president,- Mrs; Jtehecca Fairbanks of St. Johnsbury; second vice- president, Mrs. Nelson D. Phelps of Barre; third vice-president, Mrs. George E. Welch of Bellows Falls; recording sec retary, Miss Elizabeth Tidd of Spring- toe Id; corresponding secretary, Airs. Louis Hathaway of Montpelief. treas urer, .Mrs. U. M. loonuge or Kutiana; auditor, .Mrs. C. C. Fitts of Brattleboro; general federation secretary, Mrs. W. L. Wasson of Waterbury. Reports were given by the following chairmen of committees; Mrs. Bingham H. Stone of Burlington, conservation; Mrs. Henry W. Dutton of Royalton, rec iprocity; Mrs. Gilbert F. Davis of Wind sor, literature and library extension; Mrs. Anna H. Putnam of Bennington, in dustrial and social conditions; Mrs. Aus tin D. Paige of Lyndonville, music. The report of the credential commit tee showed that 37 towns were repre sented in the meetings and that there were in attendance six, officers, two special guests, 12 chairmen of commit tees, 23 presidents of clubs and 00 dele gates. It was voted to increase the per cap iat dues of clubs of' more than 100 mem bers to 10 cents and to have a Vermont paper edited for one edition by the fed eration women. Mrs. W. L. Wasson of Warerbury was chosen editor-in-chief, One of the resolutions adopted placed the federation on record as "viewing with alarm" the present tendency in women's dress, and reform was urged. Rain prevented the presentation of an outdoor pageant, "Hiawatha," by camp lire girls. Next vear's meeting will be held at St. Alhans- There Was Little Alarm . Among the Passengers " on Northland . KILLED WHEN AUTO SKIDDED. Edward J. SUES TOWN OF WEYBRIDGE. The breach of promise case Mareelle airainst Louis A. Muller was in Proctors ville, after passing the week continued until the December term of in Barre on business. court. Claiming That Culvert Was in a Weak ened Condition. Middlebury, June 5. The case of Joe Blaise against the town of AVeybridge occupied the attention of the Addison county court yesterday. ' Blaise is sueing the town for damages. He claims that in September, 1013, while driving a hay wagon over a bridge in Weybridge, he was thrown onto the bridge "and his vehicle slightly upset by a culvert whien was in a wennenca con dition. Leroy C. Russell is the attorney for Blaise. James W. uonoway repre sents the town. . of Hazel L, was made Wednesday by Carranza. con tinued to cause much speculation as to its effects on V wla s military plans. i he opinions of those surrounding Carranza regarding the three-cornered conferences at Niagara Falls, was re flected once more in a semi-official state ment from Diirango. The message fol lows ; i "Hamlet with Hamlet left out' is the way many of the constitutionalist lead ers' here expressed themselves yesterday regarding the conference at Niagara Falls. Thnt ft plan can he found to set tle interior affairs In Mexico without the participating of the constitutionalist government is regarded by them as im possible. They point out that the only party directly interested in Mexico which has been represented in the for mation of the Niagara Falls plans, has been that of Huerta. "This party defeated by the consti tutionalists at every point, is in the throes of dissolution and is in no condi tion to fulfill any pledges that might be made. The cfnstitutionalists have de clared repeatedly that the sole solution of the internal difficulties of the country was the elimination of Huerta and his party from politics. "In a word the constitutionalists think it would be well for the commission to acquaint themselves with the facts be fore committing themselves to. a pro gram which there is no possibility of their carrying out." STATE WITHDRAWS OFFER. Will Not Pay $10,000 for the Pern Turn- . pike. Bennington. June 5. State Highway Commissioner Charles W. Gates of Franklin was in town yesterday, com ing here from Peru where iii the com pany of three civil engineers, he on Wednesday walked over the proposed road which may be built to take the place of the old Peru turnpike. The recent offer made through the commissioner' to John J. Flyiin of Bur lington to purchase the turnpike for $10,000 has been withdrawn.- It is understood that ft road, as sur veyed, can 'be built for about the sum offered the owner of the turnpike and that it C8n be constructed without the steep grade that characterizes the turn pike. GETS BROTHER'S GOLD RING. Cleveland Percy Also Receives Letter From Captain Aboard the Utah. Swanton, June 5. (lev-eland Percy, brother of R. F. Percy, the marine killed tit era (.tux, receded yesterday a gold ring worn by his brother at the lime of his death. The letter aeeompaying the rins was from the captain of the corps aboard the battleship I'tah and stated it was taken from the dead man's hand by the Mirgeon of the Solace. Cleveland Percy is spending few days with his aunt. Mrs. Mi-Carthy, be fore returning to toncord. N. II. Ward of Lawrence, Mass., Was the Victim. Ijiwrence, Mass., June !i. Edward J. when an automobile in which he was-riding .skid ded on a rain-soaked road near the Ha verhill line and toppled over last night. His companions, W'illiam H. Bell and Carl Wuinbacher, the owner and driver of the car, escaped with slight injuries. New London, Conn., June 5. The pas sengers from the Eastern line steamer Northland, bound from. New York for Portland, which went ashore' on Bart letCs reef last night, were safely landed here this morning, and were taken by train to Boston and Portland' The cap tain and crew remained aboard the ship, which is in no immediate danger if the weather is fair. The liner got too close to the shore in a heavy fog. There was little alarm among the passengers, as it was learned there was no immediate danger and thtjl a rescu eboat was on its way. An attempt was made to pull tha steamer off at high tide this morning, but it failed. Another effort will be made to-night. The work of liahtenine the careo has beeun. The . steamer punched holes in her bows by pounding on the rocky ledge. New York, June 5. A wireless mes sage was received here last nielit that the Northland had gone aground oi Gull ishuid and asking for the assistance of a revenue cutter, but within half an hour another message came, withdraw ing the request. BIG AQUITANIA ARRIVES. Eunard Liner Reached New York To-day on Maiden Trip. New York, June 5. The Aquitania, the new Cuuard liner and the largest ship afloat under the British flag, arrived at Quarantine this morning on her maid en voyage. The ship, which is third in size to the Vaterland, the largest ship in the world, made good time. The 1m perator is the second largest ship. The Aquitania made the passage in five days, 17 hours, 43 minutes, over a course 3.1 SI miles long. Her speed was over 23 knots an hour. WAN TED A NEW ' CHANCE k I. . ..II - 1 ,.f .. ( :M .... , v" ... . u.i ,,nard of this city was killed upncatHi. a i-auu.li wi-ipniug nuwui. 101. ... . . . pounds was among the catch. This up heaval is about 15 feet above the water level, and large cracks and a chasm in the earth are shown. t The theory advanced for the disturb ance by some w ho have visited the scene is that the high bank was too heavy for the river bed, causing the river bed to rise and the bank to slide. Many pecu liar formations ot clav stones were picked up by visitors to the scene. The loss to the property holders by the slide ranges from 10 feet to a width of 30 or 40 feet and at least one-third of a mile in length. WON PRIZE FOR PROGRESS. Arthur Miller, Spaulding Senior, Was Honored To-day. Announcement waa made at Spaulding high school to-day by Principal C. H. White that the "Improvement prize," which was offered by O. D. Mathewson of Lyndonville, formerly principal of the local school and superintendent of the public school system, had been awarded to Arthur Miller. '14, of Webstcrville. This prize was offered for the "greatest improvement in scholarship" by a mem ber of the graduating class, taking into consideration his preparation for a high school course and his efforts to remain in school, and 1 for "notable growth in manliness." The winner of the prize is a young man, who started his course at Spauld ing under a handicap of poor preparation tint who, by persistence, removed that handicap and made fine progress during the remainder of his course, while at the same time lnboring under the further handicap of being comelled to walk each day from his home in Webstcrville to Barre. a distance of between three and four miles, and return each even ing. He took what is known as the Eng lish course at the school. Although Leon Muzzy Admitted Break ing His .Probation. " In Montpelier city court to-day John Sullivan of Granville, "who said he went to the capital to buy some clothes, was arraigned for intoxication, as, was Fred Washington of Montpelier, a colored chauffeur. Each declared his inability to pay a fine of and costs and each went to the county jail for 20 days. Frank Thomas pleaded guilty to i third offense, although be said he hadn't beenin Montpelier for two years, and he went to the county jail for 30 days. Ijeon Muzzv, who was arrested at Greenfield. Mass.. by Proliationer Officer C. A. Smith of Montelier, was brought into court for violation of his probation. He admitted the violation and begged for another chant to make good. He was originally sentenced to the house of correction for not less than five months and 20 days and not more than six months for non-support. Judge .Harvey decided to give him the chance. A Central Vermont officer, H. B. Bol ton, brought John Thomas and. Barney Patterson into court on the charge of ' tramping, having arrested them at Mont- -pelier Junction hist night. The: men pleaded not guilty to the charge and said they were on their way to Roxbury to work : when they were picked, up. When State's Attorney Carver arrived to take charge of the prosecution of tint men he asked that the charge of tramp ing benol prossed, which was done. Then the - men were arrested on flic charge. of loitering about a station after peing ordered away. Hearing on the bit ter esse was then started. IN PROBATE COURT. Will of Mrs. Emma A. Rowell Averill of Barre Admitted to Probate. ' In probate court at Montpelier to-day Roliert M. Eraser was appointed admin istrator of the estate of the late Wilfred G. Hebcrt, member of the granite him of Hebcrt Ijidrie of Barre, and Claude L. Morse of Northtield was appointed administrator of the estate of the late Michael Sullivan of that place. The will of the late Emma A. Howell Averill of Barre was admitted to pro bate. Spray your trees and garden with py- rox. ror sale at the Iveinpton null. DIED EATING AN ORANGE. Frederick Jodoin, of Brattleboro Had Been Drinking Heavily. Brattleboro. June 5. Frederick Jodoin, 40 years of ace. single, was found dead in his room yesterday by his roommate. Jodoin was fully dressed and had been eating an orange when stricken. He had been drinking heavily for some time. He was a weaver in the Fftrt Duminer mills and came from Connecticut. Relatives have been notified. Dr. Henry Tucker pronounced death due to cerebral hemorrhage. Spaulding Class Day Program. The following is the program for the lass day exercises of the Spaulding gradual-, to lie held at the Barre opera house Thursday afternoon, June 11, at 2:30 o'clock: Address of welcome William Arthur Black more. Class history Margaret Howie Rrow-n. Class ode Katherine Esther Nichols. Mush "Hark the Lily Bells Are Ring ing" (Spence). (Jirls' Glee club. Class willHenry William Bjork. Class prophecy Lillian Evelyn Flan ders. Essay (third honor) "Some Gentle Artists'," Ruth Katherine Robinson. Presentation to school Abbie Cecelia Moxlev. Address to graduating class Madine Johnson Rogers. NTiisiic ";ood Night Little Girl, Good Night" (Mscy). Boys' Glee club. Solo bv Newell Parker. A. P. Abbott & Co. Has Another Wetting Wednesday night's rain found Aoil pipes from the roof of the A. P. Abliott A, Co.'s building clocsed so that the wa ter was forced through the roof, flooding two floors and damaging a lot of goods in their ribbon and neckwear department. DEMANDS THREE RESIGNATIONS. Mayor Burke Seeks , Scalps of Water Commissioners. Burlington,, June ii. A new feat lire. of the water department disturbance was brought about yesterday when Mayor Burke demanded the resignation of the water commissioners. A. 11. Butter. Jules Simavs and C. H. Jones. The niH.vor sent letters to Messrs Rutter and Jones, and he saw Mr. Simavs in person. The latter presented bis resignation to the city clerk, giving ill health as his reason for resignation. Later in the day, how ever, Mr. Simavs withdrew his resigna tion. The letter asking the resignation merely states that opiiortimity is given to resign and mentions that in event of the same not being tendered develop ments will follow. It will le recalled that the mayor in making his charges in the Kidder case had one to the effect that he would prefer charges against the commission ers for dereliction of duty if they did not see fit to summarily remove Mr. Kid der after the hitter had made what the inavor termed a blasphemous statement in the presence of the investigating com mittee and ladies present when he d-fied God, man or the devil to prove that he had ever insulted Mi- KUtie McCaffrey.