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0L. XXIV NO. 113.
Chief Task That Lies Be
fore Us Is to Repossess
the People of Their Gov
eminent and Their Prop
erty Eliminate Extrav
agance, of. the. Government.
Gov. E, P. Morrow of Ken
tucky Made Formal An
nouncement of Coolidge's
Nomination "By the
Spontaneous Wish of the
: Party" Exercises Held
at the Smith College
"li' . !
Northampton, Mass., July 27. Res
cue from the reactions of war was de
srribed as the transcendent need of the
nut ion in the address which Governor
Coolidge delivered here to-day in ac
cepting formally the Republican nomi
nation for vice-president.
"The chief task that, lies before
us," he said, "is to repossess the peo
ple of their government and their prop
erty." Governor Coolidge found another
source of gravest public concern to be
"the reactionary tendency to substi
tute private will for the public will."
He said there had been a disposition on
the part of tome individuals and of
group to inqtre whether they liked
the law, and if not, to disregard it
Bn4 prevent Ha exeeut ion by the meth
od of direct action. "The observance
of the law," he said, "is the greatest
solvent of public ills." He deplored at
tempts to create class distinctions.
The scene of the notification was
Allen Field, the recreation ground of
Smith college, a, natural amphitheatre.
A platform, large enough to accommo
date only the speakers and a few dis
tinguished guests, was erected at one
end of the field and, on the grassy
slopes before it, the great assemblage
itood throughout, the exercises.
Governor Coolidge heard from Gover
nor Kdwin P. Morrow of Kentucky, the
formal announcement of his nomina
tion, "by the spontaneous wish of the
party." "We called to the east," Gov
ernor Morrow said, "north and south
heard the call and the nation made
Coolidge Critlcited Government
Discussing economic relations, Gov
ernor Coolidge declared the extravagant
standards of government expenditure
bred of recent years must be elimi
nated, and a revision of taxation he
accompanied by a reduction of private
extravagance. He urged a different
public attitude toward industry, a
Inrger comprehension of the inter-de-endenee
of capital, management and
labor and better facilities for the
prompt and reasonable adjustment of
industrial disputes. The need of the
farmers, he said, is an enlarged power
of organization whereby the original
producer may profit to a larger degree
by the high prices paid for his produce
by the ultimate consumer and at the
same time decrease the cost of the
"The proposed league of nations
without reservations as submitted by
the praident J.o the Senate met with
deserved opposition from Republican
senators," said Governor Coolidge "Our
party by the record of its members in
the Senate and by the solemn declara
tion of its platform, by performance
and by promise, approves the principle
of agreement among nations to pre
serve peace and pledges itelf In the
making of such an averment preserv-
. lM.rii4. iAf rMi Am mnA fifth!
a will meet every duty America owe
to humanity. This language is pur
posely broad, not exclusive hut im lu-
The Republican party is not nar-
L'Ugh to limit itself to one idea
and broad enough to provide
sption "f the bet p'an that
tsed at the tune of action.
lbnte te Hard. rig.
"nee tell me." VaiJ Gov-
in opening his ad-
L.trr and a cause. A lead-
G. Harding, the united
united party, a statesmen
seasoned eiper ne. a fit -
i enate f the o mmn as
of bis fellow rit'rn. wise
ek .nn1. great nm.h
':i-r tiirit. and in a I things a
country, a irri m tie
m r.f the r.rf)bln an ja1. ti e
I e of oajr it it at . fT e eer
t. the ret"Tti en-t : !
I err -' . tr.e mimnf
or!e. tee re, rf -f
. te nr-.ri;r-r ft
4 sj'tr--,,
.'IMS ia, e d' j'l
rights of. our citizenls everywhere, the
rehabilitation of this nation in the es
timation of all peoples, under an agree
ment, meeting our every duty to pre
serve the peace of the iprld, alwaya
with unyielding Americanism; under
such a leader, such a cause, I serve. "
No. one in public life can be obiv
ioua to the organized efforts to under
mine the faith of our people in their
government, foment discord, aggravate
industrial strife, stifle product ion, ind
ultimately stir up revolution. The
first duty of the government is to re
press them, punishing wilful viola
tions of law burning the full light of
publicity on all abuses of the right of
assembly and of free speech, and it is
the first duty of the public and press
to expose false doctrines and answer
seditious agruments. American insti
tutions can stand discussion and crTTi
cism, only if those who know bear for
them the testimony of the truth. Such
repression and such testimony should
be forthcoming that the uninformed
may come to a full realization that
these seditious efforts are not for their
welfare, but for their complete econ
omic and political destruction.
Back to a Peace Basis.
"The greatest need of the nation at
the present time is to be rescued from
all the reactions of the war. The chief
task that lies before us is to repossess
the people of their government and
their property. We want to return to
a thoroughly peace basis because that
is the fundamental American basis.
Unless the government and property
of the nation are in the hands of the
people, and there to stay as their
permanent abiding place, self-government
ends and the hope of America
goes down to ruins.
"If the great conflict has disturbed
our political conditions it has caused
an upheaval in our economic relations.
The mounting prices oftalt sorts of
commodities has put a well-nigh un
bearable burden on every home. Much
of this is beyond relief from law, but
the forces' of the government van and
must afford a considerable remedy.
"The most obvious place to begin re
trenchment is by eliminating the ex
travagance of the government itself.
That great breeder of public and pri
vate extravagance, the excess profits
tax, should be revised and recourse
had to customs taxes on imports, one
of the most wholesome of all mean of
raising revenue, for it is voluntary in
effect, and taxes consumption rather
than production.
"A revision of taxation must be ac
companied with a reduction of that pri
vate extravagant which 'the returns
from luxury taxes reveal aa surpass
ing all comprehension.
Punish Profiteering.
"There has been profiteering. It
should be punished because it is wrong.
But it is idle to look to such action for
relief. This class profit by scarcity, but
they do not cause it.
"As everyone knows, the difficulty is
caused by a scarcity of material, an
abundance of money and insufficient
production. The govarnment must re
duce the amount of money as fast Irs
it can without curtailing necessary
credits. Production must be increased.
"One of the chief hindrances to pro
duction is lack of adequate railroad
facilities. Transportation must be re
established. "There must be a different public at
titude toward industry, a larger com
prehension of the interdependence of
capital, management and labor, and
better facilities for the prompt and
reasonable adjustment of industrial
"The farmers need an enlarged power
of organization whereby the original
producer may profit to a larger degree
in the high prices paid for hia produce
by the ultimate consumer and, at the
same time, decrease the cost of food.
The economic strength of a country
rests on the farm. '
"But all these difficulties depend for
final solution on the character and
moral force of the nation. I'nlcss these
forces abound and manifest themselves
in work done, there is no real reme
dy. "Whenever in the future this nation
undertakes to aMss its strength and
resources, the largest item will be the
roll of those who served here in every
patriotic capacity in the Warld war.
Care of dependents, relief from distress,
restoration from infirmity, provision
for eduratinlt. honorable preferment in
the public eervice. a helping band
everywhere, are theirs, not as a favor
but by right.
"There ia especially due to the col
ored race a more general recognition of
their constitutional right. Tempted
with disloyalty they remained loyal,
serving in the military forces with dis
tinction obedient to the draft to the
extent of hundreds of thousands, in
vesting'! out of every . they po-r-ri
in Lilierty bonds; surely they
h.M the double title of ntirenship. by
i birth and by nuiqw to be relieved
'from all imposition, to be defended
j from lynching, and to be freely granted
J efua1 oppovtiinit ie.
! Eqaal Suflrare CenvRg.
Iqual aunt-age. tor w hva I Hate
aiar voted, i roming It is wot a
party jtteie-H although nearly nj
rr,lb of the ratify rg Irg-n-latorr
rate Kr-ra lr-ab.sra. The rrty
s-art-i t'tfij d I" se "1 redeawmi to
of if ifi- j hastr ret n-at wWa I t 'n-t wj-,1
"frr. rf I Ve at ore a--oer j'iV-d
if if tie 7lte d t:rj, 1fc i7atf. c-f Aaser-
Believing It to' Contain
Vital Organs of Wom
an's Body
Woman Undoubtedly Was
Slain in Harper Ave. .
House, Detroit
Detroit, Mich., July 27. A state
ment to the police by Mrs. Leo Trum
bull that Sirs. Eugene Leroy, victim
of Detroit's trunk murder mystery,
had confided in her that she was about
to become a mother, injected a new
theory into the case to-daf.
Tolice to-day divided their attention
between a hunt for Leroy and for a
second trunk believed to contain the
vital organs of the body and which is
known to have been sent from the
Harper avenue apartment house, where
the Leroys lived.
Police believe that examination of
the organs might reveal whether death
was due to a criminal operation, as has
been hinted since Mrs. Trumbull made
hcj statement.
Mrs. Trumbull was to go to New
York to-day to view the Imdy.
The police declared to-day that Mrs.
Leroy planned an attempt at suicide
before her death.
K That Mrs. Leroy was slain in the
Harper avenue apartment house was
conclusively proven to-day, according
to the police, by finding there a blank
ets identical with those in which , the
body was wrapped before it was placed
in the trunk. Another blanket has
not been accounted for and the police
believe the vital organs of the body
were placed, in it and put in the second
trunk. A' call has been sent to every
express office in the country to check
over called-for baggage in an effort to
locate the second trunk.
Slain Woman , Believed to Be Mrs.
Kathertne Jackson, Aged 19.
Birmingham, Ala., July 27. Positive
idfcntificr.tion of the woman known as
Mrs. Eugene Leroy, whose mutilated
body was found jammed in a trunk by
express company employes, was
claimed to day by the Birmingham
News. The pa?r declares that the
woman was Mrs. Katherine Jackson,
19 years old, whose maiden name was
Katherine Lou Fondren and that her
home was at Sturgis, Miss., a small
town about 20 miles from Starkville,
The dead woman husbaud was Kid
McCoy Jackson, a young farmer, who
has never been inside the prize ring,
despite his name, the newspaper de
clares. Mrs. Jackson, it adds, was the
stepdaughter of Alfred Vaughn, a Stur
gis farmer, her own father having died
when she was seven years old. The
married Vaughn several years later
and died in 101. the article declares.
After the death of her mother the
voung wife disappeared, the News
I-laims, to be heard from later from
Birmingham. Nashville, and other cit
ies. So far as is known, she never
returned to her husband or obtained
a divorce. Several relatives live in
Sturgis and Starkville and vicinity.
One Man Killed, Another FaUUy In
jured and Three Serioualy Hurt.
Denver, Colo., July 27. Lon Moore
of Defiance, Ohio, a circus clown, H
killed, Charlea Hite. circus concession
aire, of Ironton, Ohio, was fatally in
jured and three Denver people were
seriously injured when their automo
bile rolied off a 20" foot cliff in Bear
( reek canyon this morning. William
Hart, a taxicab driver of l)cner. and
bis wife were, in the front seat. It i
aid the woman became excited and
grabbed the Meenng wheel and turnM
the car over the edge of the preipi.-e. '
Beat None too Good.
"I want a pound of butter."
"The beet ?"
"What wa the Iat I bad!-
-The, bet."
liiw me a pounjj,, of the oilier."
Chri'tiania Tvhihan.
Ha lie around the heart troe . .If
thrift and indutry are taught there,
and the example of aeif-ct:h ott ap-
pear, if honor abide there and high
America's Cup Contenders
Were Forced to Wait ,
for Breeze
Postponement Flag Was
Run Up at Sandy Hook
Sandy Hook, N. JY, July 27. The
fifth international yacht race, post
poned Saturday because of too much
wind and declared off yesterday, after
two cup loopn had floundered around
four hours in a calm, to-day f or
dered postponed at 11:30 o'clock at 15
minute intervals while the crews whist
led for a wind. ;
, Although eager to run off the final
race and break the tie for the Ameri
ca's cup shippers of Resolute and Sham
rock IV found scarcely a cupful of
air when they reached the Ambrose
channel light ship, the starting point
in to-day's 30-mile windward and lee
ward contest.
If no breeze arises by 2:15 o'clock the
race will have to be postponed until to
morrow for it must be sailed within six
hours and before sundown.
The postponement flag was still
hanging limp on the signal harvard at
i o'clock. The yachts formed a fine
picture of marine still life.
The regatta committee boat took its
position alongside the lightship at
12:50 o'clock, sttll flying the postpon
ing flag "G," What little breeze there
was came from the eouth.
At 1 o'clock p. m. sleuths aboard the
press boat thought they detected a
light breeze drifting in from the southwest.
He May Be Arraigned Later on
White Slave Act.
Belldwg Falls, July 27. Following a
plea of guilty to a technical charge of
kidnapping, James B. Decamp of Cam-
bridgeport was yesterday sentenced in
court to not less man nve or more
than six years of hard labor irt state's
His arraignment and sentence end a
two months' hunt through' northern
New England for Decamp, who on June
first left his home town, together wifh
Mrs. Edward L. McQuaide and her in
fant son, Donald.ySince that time the
pair and the child have been in Green
field, Burlington and Quebec, where
they were finally found by Deputy
Sheriff George Alexander of Kaxton's
State's Attorney Ernest Gibson of
Brattleboro in his statement before
Judge T. E. O'Brien asserted that the
pair undoubtedly had committed an of
fense agint the Mann white slave
act. Asserting that cases of this na
ture have been altogether too common
throughout the country, asked for a
stiff sentence for Decamp. Officials
here declare that federal authorities
may yet take a hand in the affair al
thought Decamps sentence will post
pone their dealing with him.
Former Chairman Diacuases Issues at
White House.
- Washington, July 27.-Homer S.
Cuminings. former chairman of the
Democratic national committee, spent
half an hour with President Wilson
ve6terday discussing the league of na
tions and other questions. The former
chairman said he expected to make the
league isue the chief topic of the
speeches he will deliver in the inter
est of the Democratic presidential
Expressing . ihe opinion that die
league would be a delermining iue
in the campaign. Mr. Cumniinps said
that in recent tnuel lie had formed
lc interest in the prohibition ques
tion than had been expected.
Asked whether he would lie a candi
date f.r senator ftom Connecticut
against Senator Hraixteffce. ivepiioncan.
Mr. dimming said that would 1 de
termined later.
Resident of Websterville for 19 Years
III 11 Months.
' The deathVf Robert Mackie occurred
at his home in Websterville nt 1:30
o'clock this morning, after an illncsa
of 11 months. Mr. Mackie was bom hi
Aberdeenshire, Scotland, in 1872. In
18!1 he waa married to Mina Sarah
Drummond and came to America in
1901, settling in Websterville, where
he was employed by, the Boutwell,
Milne & Varnum company for nine
years as blacksmith, leaving there to
entr the employ of the Wetmore and
Motse Granite company, where he re
mained until hia illness. J
In the summer of 1915 his wife
passed away and two years later he
was married to Mrs. Margaret Rosa
was married to Mrs. Margaret Ross of
loss his wife, Margaret Mackie; five
children, Mrs. Christian H. Imlach and
Robert A. Mackie of Cambridge, Mabs.,
Catherine M., John B. and Alfred B.
Mackie, at home, and four stepchil
dren, George Ross of Berlin, X. H Wil
liam Ross of Barre, Edith and Mar
garet Ross at hime. He also leaves a
grandson, Robert A. Imlach. 1
Mr. Mackie belonged to Clan Gor
don. No. 12, Modern Woodmen of
America, and was a member of the
Presbyterian thurch of Graniteville.
Funeral arrangements hve not been
Stripped Train of Arms and Munitions
After It Was Halted at ,
Coblenz,-July 20 (By the Associated
Pressi. A Polish supply train of 13
cars, bearing arms and munitions from
France, with five Polish officers and one
French officer aboard, which left the
American area Saturday evening, was
held up by German police and a crowd
of civilians at Marburg, 00 milea east
of Coblenz, Sunday afternoon. The
Germans completely atripped the cars
of their war material and the train
crews refuted to convoy them further.
They were returned to Coblenz to
night. The Poles and the French officer, the
latter accompanied by his wife, were
not molested and reached Coblenz on
a passenger train this noon.
Altogether, the train consisted of
45 cars with non-military stores for
Poland and supplies for Ihe American
legation and the American relief com
mittee in Warsaw. These cars were in
charge, of American soldiers and were
not disturbed. The German railway
men in the Coblenz district have given
notice that . they, will refuse to run
Polish trains. ... '
The "reason for the attempt to run a
Tolish military train through Ger
many after lat week's announcement
at Berlin of Germany' neutrality in
the trouble between Russia and Po
land is vague.
On Ground They Are Professional
K Shooters and Not Amateurs.
Antwerp, July 27. -Olympic medals
will lie awarded the American trap
shooters this afternoon at a reception
given by Count H. DeBaillet Latour,
president of th eOlympie executixe
committee, at his chateau.
The newspaper Etoile Beige said to
dav: 'The intention has becen attrib
uted to Sweden to protest against the
Americans, charging that their shoot
era are not amateurs but profes
sionals." This is not confirmed from any other
In the Face of Soviet Threat, Ameri
cans Report to Warsaw.
Warsaw. j"uly 2o (By the Associ
ated Press i. The Polish n-pnlalion of
Bicbwtok i evaluating that city 40
milea southwest of Grodno and within
the Polish line of demarcation, ac
cording ts Americans who returned
from B-clostok 1 Yar-aw hi after
noon. Hie lost ok normally has a poou
lation of W.""" and it i estimated
that some Ml.' persons hae left tt
in the fa-e of the tet threat
Earthquake Was Felt at 12:02 O'clock
This Morning.
U Angeles, Cel.. July 27 A slight
earthquake was felt here at 12.02 a. m.
Part of Wiljon Farm in BatTe Town
Has Been Selected.
A permanitit landing field fr air
craft will be established fc I'-arre be
fore August 30, the aviation committee
of Ihe Barre board of trade has decid
ed, and this fl;d wii! be at the WiW.n
farm on the . ebster ille ro4i. a
tame of two and a th rd m.:e from
Barre's pt office by automobile. From
the renter of tiranitev iile the distance
bj r.ad is alxiiit a m le and ficut Web
sterville probibly slightly less than a
The find, except fr its .li-tame
from Barre. is apparently ideal
for sueh a purpo.e and criers a large
trae of level. graed land, whiih. ac
cording to the drawings cf George S.
IVMerell. i. apptox ma'clv 2.50" ieet
long and li"0 feet wide. Mr. DeMrnil
pieseateo tbe-e plans to the commit
tee fc'aturdsy afterno.. V. P Ladd br
ing chairman. Donald Smith. Alex.
S! rait on. W. D. Smifh and Mr. IVMer
rll being the other members of the
Was Contention 0 Defense
Trying to Free Pettibone
of Wife Murder
And She Told Boston Worn
an She Was Accustomed
to Taking Strychnine
Manchester, July 27. The defense in
the trial of Byton Pettibone for the
murder of his wife attempted to-day to
strengthen its contention that Mrs.
Pettibone's death resulted from an
overdose of gtrichnine self-administered.
The prosecution claims that
Pettibone killed his wife by giving her
salts that contained strichninc.
Interest in the trial reached new
heights after the testimony yesterday
of Mrs. James Wray of Boston, who
told the jury that Mrs. Pettibone told
her in November 1018, that she was
accustomed to taking strychnine in
doses of salts as a remedy for head
aches and stomach trouble. Character
witnesses also testified for the defend
ant. At the opening of the session yes
terday afternoon the" state introduced
the frequently mentioned "Archibald
confession," this consisting of the
statements made by the respondent to
Attorney General V. C. Archibald on
June 10, the day following the "long
session' 'and the confession made to At
torney Gntves. In the statement made
to Mr. Archibald. Pettibone admitted
the poisoning much as he had done in
the statement to Mr. Graves. But he
went much further and said that he
had been thinking'about the matter for
three or four weeks.
He often thought, to quote his words,
"If I only could get rid of her." In this
Beriea of questions and answers alo
Pettibone went into more details aa to
his relation with the nurse. Helen
Guillow, saying that they had discussed
marriage since April 6. that there was
no ring or anything like that, but he
had told her people that he hoped to
marry her at the proper time and that
they offered no objection.
Mrs. Nora Philbrick, a relatie of
Mrs. Pettibone, of Rutland, testified for
the defense that she had been called to
Bennington that night Mrs. Pettibone
died, arriving there early on the morn
ing of April 7. She had stayed there
for about two weeks. She stated that
she was present when Pettibone and
various relatives were discussing the
matter of an autopsy and that the
relative including herself were op
posed to it.
Several residents of Bennington
were called to testify as to the char
acter and reputation of the respondent
and they were agreed that previous to
April 0 his reputation was good.
Among those so testifying was the
Rev. William G. Towart. pastor of the
First Baptist church of Hcnnington.
Two or three women who worked near
Mrs. Pettibone at the Black Cat mill at
Bennington testified that on April 6 she
had complained of feeling poorly and
said she was doctoring.
Danirl A. Ward, who owns and oper
ates the drug, store where. it is al
leged. Pettibone stole the strychnine,
was called by the defense and went
over the detail of the plan oT his store,
its location with reference to the Wal
bridge undertaking rooms next door
and the handling and sale of strych
nine, including explanation of the fact
that each carton containing 10 small
bottles bore a distinctive control num
ber and that this number was al-o on
each lit tie liottle. There was consid
erable discussion as to the purchasinc
of a bottle by Dr. WiUo on Dec I,
which the state has shown was prnh
ah'v left at the store with a small
ouantitv fmnved from the bottle. On !
cross-examination of Mr. W.ini it
would eeem that he testified at the in
quest that there had been a siarch ftir
that particular bottle at the request of
Attorney Graves in June and that-it
could 'not lie four.!. Mr. Ward could
not cleatlv retail the facts in the samej
way to-day. Mr. Ward v. s among j
th"e who testified to the good repula-j
ti.n of the respondent.
The fina? witnos of the day wa
Beniamin Harrison Pettibone. a
ymn-gcr brother of the respondent. The
brother appears more worried than By
ron. 11 i miH'h the me in features
and hmh toloring. though not heav
ily built. The younger l'etiibone in
response to the questions of Attorney
Pat.helder of the defense to!J of the
'entire life of bis brother as far as he
Java Land of Storms.
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l m.tt, nrnner treatment. Inie I fee I
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) rele wtil be BwteT .. tne e.-K ai .
lanailer r'e t Barre by Ihe ?!
rB!'tst as jriatK-a's a-ia! e!B;t.
Charles A. Lundgren a Well-Ktiown
Barre Men, Died Last Night.
Charles A. Luiidgren of ViS East
street, for many years a -well -known
and popular c:ti.cn o? Birre, dropped
dcud from hemorrhage last evening
near the honso of Dr.; William McFar
land. Tt was known that Mr. Lur.d
grcn h;td been troubled for over three
years with tuberculosis, but it was a
Unct surprise to all tliat deth
ld seize hira in such an unexpected
It was (stated by several that Mr.
Lundgren came from liia home last
night to attend the secretarial work of
one of the lodges, of wjjich he was a
member, and feeling ill, started acroES
tho city park to Dr. McFarland's for
relief. The hemorrhage seized him al
most at the moment he set foot on the
walk before the doctor's house, and lie
died almost instantly. The body was
taken at once to Hooker's undertaking
establishment, where it lies at the
present time. -
Mr. Lundgren had not been able to
follow his trade as stone cutter for
three years. He was an inmate at the
Pittsford sanatorium for eight months,
and was making goofl progress, but the
death-of his wife in the fall of 1918
forced him to leave the sanatorium to
attend, the funeral. As that was the
year of the influenza epidemic, he was
not allowed to return for treatment
for fear he might introduce the dis
ease among the other inmates, and so
he was forced to remain irt, Barre. His
health declined steadily from that
time. Recently he became so poorly
that it was only with difficulty that
he could walk any , great distance, ami
it is thought that the undue exertion
occasioned by his 'walk down town last
night was a primary cause of his sud
den death.
Charles A. Lundgren was born in
Norway, Nov. 4, 1 8fi8, but spent most
of the time until he was 12 years old in
Sweden, where he received his early ed
ucation. When he was VI years old he
came to America and spent the next
Tew vears of his life working in Mil
ford," Mass. On April 21, 1897, while
be was working in Boston, he married
Miss Jennie M. Hilton of Tlainfield and
moved there, where they spent a year
before coming' to Barre. Mrs. Lund
gren, an invalid for the greater part of
her married life, died of the influenza
Oct. 11. 1018. leaving one son, Wendell.
In Barre, Mr. Lundgren worked as a
stone cutter for Jones Bros, up to the
time his trouble prevented further ac
tivity. Mr. Lundgren was one of the board
of municipal auditors and had recently
been employed by the city in other ca
pacities, such as inspecting applications
for keeping cows and pigs and as col
lector of data concerning burial of
persons prior to 1870, as required of
the city by the state.
Mr. Lundgren belonged to numerous
lodges. Masons, Eagles, Foresters,
Royal Arcanum, Eastern Star and the
Vimitia club. At the time of his death.
Mr' Lundgren was a past patron of
the Eastern Star, and wa eollector flf
the Vincitia club. He leaves to survive
him a son, Wendell, who is at present
employed by the Jones Bros, company
as a draftsman, and a brother, Oscar,
who is working in Milford. Mass.
The funeral services will be held on
Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the home," 125 East street, and burial
will take place in the tamily lot in
Plainfield. The Masonic lodge will hold
a special service at the graveside.
.William P. Mortimer Died at Spring
field Sunday.
The body of William P. Mortimer,
for many years a, resident of this city
and a granite manufacturer, arrived
here to-day from fcpringfield, Vt., ac
companied "by bis wife; son, George L.
of Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Mc
Donald and Mrs. R. M. Hill of Spring
field. 1
Mr. Mortimer ied at his home in
Springfield Monday morning about
6:30. His death ended a prolonged ill
ness which became more serious last
fall when he contracted influent and
He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland,
May 13. I. About 3 years ago he
emigrated to the Lniu-d Statee, com
ing directly to Barre to follow his trade
as a stonecutter, his apprenticeship
having been served in Aocraeen.
n,r w.rkiiif in Barre at his trade a
number of year? he accepted a position
as foreman at the C. H. Moore Granite
Co. in Montpelier and for 14 years was
thus employed, icsiding meanwhile in
this i-ify si.d going to the capital to
in company with a Mr. Machesi he
purchased c small bu-itier on Burn
hans meadow in ! and continued
in business until l''. After selling
bis interest to Mr. Machesi be moved
to St. Albans, where he held consider
ate ra! c-tate. For the past three
yenrs lie resided tn Springfield.
Besides his wife and son already
mentioned, he i survived b three
daughters. Mrs. John McDonald and
Mrs'. A. M. Hill of Springfield, and Mrs.
H. K. Innnis of Harre, and another son.
W. P. Mortimer. Jr.. of Farre. A sis
ter,. ir. Henry 1-asbua of NorthSrld,
and a brother. John, of Newark N. J..
are other relative still living
To-mot row afternoon at i:'J the
funeral will be held at the H. E. Ennia
home a It Terrace avenue, intcrmrVt
to be made in Maplewood ccn etery on
the la-t Montpelier road, where rest
t!e bodies of two son. Walter and
Ed car.
father, d vi mmd adranr.ng m I
a!krwaK for nest wekT
Mr dear chid. I'va a'reacr ad
am.! il tn yea.
-VI rif.t My a!l-iiv i r tb
wr-t ai.r: .! do a et;: ' Jude.
A man may find on b lis or r.xst
Jhjrh re re! ion. rt and f '.r ;
D'.t oft te r-f-ds ii.nl m "mot
.M-t a;;r-r e" revu'ed r.vaione.
-B..-!ci Irr.sT i"..
Part of Consignment to
Angelo Scampini Taken
from Car
Respondents Plea . Not
w, N ear.' '
; . .. iff.
Probably the personl persons wht
broke the freight car st ' v and then re
moved three barrels of "dry win" mis
interpreted the seals attached, for the.
offence committed thereby is a'serious
one and goes hand in hand with a stiiT
court penalty. These three barre U
were removed from a carload, consigned
to Angelo Scampini of , fricampin!
Squsre, who has a government permit!
to transport such goods for the manu
facture of vinegar.
Mr. Scampini discovered , the loss,
yesterday morning and immediately
notified Chief of Police Sullivan. After
, r ; i , j-a .
worKing an morning iney rouiiaea up
Frank Calevro and son, John, arresting
them in the afternoon on warrants
issued by State's Attorney E. R. Davis,
In city court later the two men pleaded
not guilty when charged with the lar.
ceny of three barrels of dry wine,
whereupon bail was fixed by Judge E.
L. Scott at $")0ft each. Augilsto San
guinetti furnished bail for both, allow
ing them their liberty until further
action of the court. Attorneys A. G.
Fay and R. A. Hoar were retained by
the respondents as counsel.
The evidence procured by the state's
attorney and the chief of police arsj
strong factors in the case, three barrels,
exactly the same size, each having
eight hoops instead of six or four as
with most barrels, and with markings
the same as the other barrels in tfu
freight car. One barrel, however, had
been emptied, it having .been appar
ently damaged in transit near the
freight car, about which were signs of a
To-day Sheriff Merrill of Roxbury. a
railway detective, arrived in the city
to make further investigation of the
matter, the .railroad -wishing to bring
the charge against the culprit or cul
prits for bresking the car seals.
$48,000 WAS RAISED.
Toward Granite City Co.-operativa
Creamery in Barre.
At a meeting of the Granite City
Creamery association. Inc., held recent
ly for the purpose of hearing reports
of the directors, $48,000 was raised in a
very short time among the 100 farmers
interested in this co-operative institu
tion. Shares at $10 each were distrib
uted to the investors, some of whom
purchased on the installment plan.
A great deal of discussion arosit
when farmers, whose herds have not
as yet been tested, desired to purchase
stock in the company. The by-law
of the association read to the effect
that herds supplying this proposed
creamery with products mu6t all pass
the tuberculin test of the state before
being accepted. The money appropri
ated by the last Vermont legislature to
give farmers a limited indemnity for
cattle eondetrncd by the test has been
exhausted and the state work brought
to a halt until further appropriations.
In order that these mer with un
tested herds might enter the associa
tion, the directors and officials voted
to pay farmers a similar indemnity as
that paid by the state from the as
sociation fund and then present such
bills at the next legislature for col
lection. Each and every owner of a
herd which had not been tested ex
pressed his desire to have them tested
as soon as possible, many of them in
vesting after this move by the diree
tors, a considerable sum in the t.ew institution.
0b Acticc cf Court in Disallowin j Jen
nisoa Will.
' An appeal has beco taken from the
disallowance of the will of Emm Jen
nison, late of Montpelier. Several hear
ings on the will took place, in whiiU
a great deal of testimony was intro
duced by the heirs, who wsnltd t
break the will, in an effort to sito
that the woman was not normally
right in the last weeks of her life. Tli
will was disallowed and from that t
cision an apnesl h been taken. Th
property for the most patt rnder th
will would have g-ne to Mr. and Mr.
Frank Cross of Mor,t,ei er.
Y. R. Palmer of WaiUfieM baa set
tled bis account in the estate cf Melis
sa Barnard, late of that town. Jsmea
Maekav of Barre has arttled his ac
count in the estate of Walter S. Milne,
late of Barre.
Past Hets.
Xbe jeweler took the old family
rbsk that be man had brought in. re
moved Cie dial snd peered into the in
ternal of the anoient timep -
-Noei,r the matter with it n-vw."
he said. "It's rjffenr are over.-
-Wei!, hoir a:iC"l dj 1
askeH "He man.
"Nothing."' wts Ce rely. ' 7!
isnt a professional treat went ; is
a creer's mqjet r.-fon T.w-tr.-t.

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