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DAILY
TIMISS
VOL. VII NO. 52.
BARRE, VT., THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1903.
PRICE, ONE CENT.
HUNDREDS
ARE DYING
Suffering in South China
is Appalling.
REVOLTS ARE STIRRED UP
The Poor Are Driven to Violence to
Obtain Food and Destitution
is Terrible.
Victoria, B. C, May 14. Acoording
to mall advices received from South
China hundreds are dying In Kwangsu
province as a result of the famine
there. Correspondents writing from
several sections say tha destitution,
suffering and death are appalling.
Whole families are subsisting on a few
ounces of rice a day or on roots and
leaves. Missionaries are feeding thou
sands dally.
The famine Is causing the rebellion
in that province to grow, as the poor
are being driven to violence to obtain
food. Women and children are being
told by the famine stricken people.
Shrewd Rebel Captured.
A Wuchu correspondent gives details
of the capture of one of the rebel lead
ers who went to Canton to buy arms
aud ammunition for the rebels. lie
dressed up as a small military official
and arrived in Canton and gave out
that he was sent by the Chinese gen
eral Yu Chan.
lie hired a stern wheel boat to take
tils arms and ammunition to Nanuiug
and had the Chinese flag flying on It.
lie got safely up to Wuchu, where
suspicion was aroused and a telegram
was sent to General Chan. The fraud
was thus detected. lie and his boat
were seized several miles above Wu
chu, where he and his assistants were
tortured and beheaded.
"War Fever la Japan.
Reports from Japan say that arsenals
are still being worked day and night,
provisions ore being concentrated, coal
Is being stored on Tsphna isdnnd, and
on all sides it was evident when the
mail steamer left that Japan, doubting
the extent of Itussin's withdrawal from
Manchuria, was preparing for war.
The Hon. Sydney Fisher, Canadian
minister of agriculture, who was one
of the passengers by the steamer and
who had been In close touch with Jap
anese royalty and officialdom, says the
war feeling la Japan is very strong
and warlike preparations were In view
The massing of Hussian troops on the
banks of the Yalu, on the the pretense
that protection Is being accorded to
timber toticessionnalres, was causing
strong feeling in Japan, this being re
garded particularly as a menace to
Japan. ,
WOMEN WERE HYSTERICAL.
Twenty 1'ii(it Forced to Leave Bunt
tng tar Without Clothe.
New Haven, Conn., May 14. A sleeper,
attached to the Boston express from New
York, caught fire at the station here at
one this morning, whilo having its gas
supply replenished, and twenty passen
gers were forced to make their escape
without their clothes. In the rnsh Miss
Fyue of Worcester was pushed off the
steps and injured slightly. Some women
became hysterical when taken into the
station. Several men lout sums of money
ranging from fifty to two hundred and
fifty dollars. The passengers were put
into another car and sent forward at 2. SO
o'clock.
WILD SCENES AGAIN.
Shorts Kiighed About in Wild Krfort to
et Cover.
New York, May 14. Exciting scenes
were again witnessed on the floor of the
cotton exchange today. Frantic shorts
rushed about wildly in an effort to cover
and it is rumored today that if the cotton
boom continues, several failures might re
sult, Liverpool's strength was reflected
here' in the higher opening though late
months were irregular. After the call
July and August met heavy realizing sales
and declined.
FAMINE IN AFGHANISTAN.
Famine Prices ,FrevH suit Ihere i Much
IHMregit.
Allahabad, Ilindoostan, May 14. A re
port has been received that Afghanistan
is In the throes of a famine. Famine prices
prevail throughout the country and much
distress is reported. Amir has temporar
ily removed the import duties on food to
try to alleviate the suffering. ,
Reliance Will Start for New London.
Bristol. It. I.. Mav 14. Mr. Tsnlin sai.1
this morning if the wind he'd strong he
wouiu start, me iienanee lor Jew tendon
under her own sail this afternoon. During
the nicht the erew unbent th mainsails
used yesterday and the presumption Is
auuiuer muiusau is io oe Dent touay.
SPAULDING DEFEATED
BY A MONTPELIER TEAM
Score Was 13 to 11, the Local Team
Having Thrown Away the Game
By Costly Errors.
The Spauldlng High school base ball
team was defeated on the Ooddard camp
us in its first game of the season yester
day afternoon by the Montpelier Seminary
second team, The tinal score being 13
toll.
The home team had the game won in
the fifth inning, nine to five, but lost it in
the seventh by a series of costly errors
and a bunch of hits by the visitors. Wish
art in the box for the Spauldings,did good
work. Hull, the M. S. pitcher, did very
good work, striking out l." men and giving
only one base on balls. Wishart struck
out five and gave four bases on balls.
The features of the game were the catch
of a fly by McDonald and a long ran and
throwing to first in time to make a double,
a long run by Knapp after a high fly and
the capture of a fowl by French afte r a
long dash through the crowd.
The Spaulding team as a whole showed
np in an encouraging manner for their In
itial game and with the addition of some
more good hard practice have good pros
pects for a winning team.
S. H.
K. IB,
Carswell, lb. 10
Creed, 1. f. 1 1
Wishart, p. '1- 1
v heeler, o. 2 2
1'lekering. s. s. 11
Ayerg, r. f. 2 2
Knapp, e. f. 1 1
McDonald, 2b. 1 1
Stoughton, 3b. 0 0
11
9
IB.
0
1
o
l
0
0
2
1
0
M. S. 2nd.
P..
null, p.
Bruce, c. f .
Brown, 2b.
Rogers, lb.
French, e.
Hasten, s. s.
Batchelder, ;
BullM, r. f.
Willey, 1. f.
b.
1
0
13
Summary. Struck out by Wishart !,
by Hull 13; two baje hits, Wishart 2,
Holies; three base hits StotightOH; base ou
bails off Wishart 4, oif Hull 1: umpire
Wing; time 2 hrs. 40 ruin.
Score by innings:
12 3 4-5078 9
S. H. 0 2 10110 011
M.S. 2nd. 1 S 0 1 0 1 (5 1 013
LEAGUE EASE BALL.
i'ittgbuig; Katlunal Defeated "
Tnileuder.
T.y the
Yesterday's National league scores:
At Philadelphia, Philadelphia 12, Pitts
burg 11.
,At New Yoik, New, York ", Cincinnati
2. " '
At Boston, Boston y, St. Louis 5.
At Brooklyn, Chicago 3, Brooklyn 1.
National League Standing.
Won; Lost. l'rt. I Won. lost. iVt.
Sew York lri a
t'liieaeo l'S I
rittjilmrg l. 10
liuMoll 10 ltj
.i--' i in Hindu li
.l. ? : i.i ... , .i
.478
.' I I IM I, Jll.1
.t I r, liOtiis 7
.WW I rtiiiud'pltatt
13 .4.".
17 .Lit--'
15 jt2
Yesterday's American League scores:
At Philadelphia, Philadelphia 0, Chica
go 0.
At Detroit, Detroit 7, New York 1.
At Cleveland, Cleveland 2, Boston 1.
At St, IOuis, Washington 3, St.I.ouis 0.
American League Standing-.
Won. Lost. IVt.
riiiosjjo i 7 .tvy
Won, Lot. IVt.
New Y ork It in
Detroit 9 10
.474
.474
.4.1
I'hthi. 14 8 .Hl'.i
St. Louis S
Boston 10
J Cleveland 7
10 ..00 WwbV'ii 6
College Score.
At Hanover. Dartmouth (5, Tufts 2.
At Canton, N. V., St. Lawrence S, Mid
dlebury 0.
At Cambridge, Harvard 10, Cornell 3.
TO EXPLAIN SITUATION.
Knttitia Will Say She i Outnumbered in
Siberia 5 to 1 F Chiuree.
Birmingham, May 14 The Post learns
that Russia is preparing to issue to the
powers a circular regarding her position
in Manchuria and China. The circular
will explain how Kussia has been brought
to a place where she must face the "yel
low peril" which Is threatening to absorb
even Siberia. ' In many districts of Sibe
ria, the paper states, the circular will
show the Bussians are outnumbered live
to one by the Chinese.
GRANITEVILLE.
Notice to members of Court Bob Eoy,
No. 0, F. of A.: There will be a special
meeting on Saturday evening. May 10, at
Miles' hall. Uraniteville, at 7 o"clock.
Some very important business to be trans
acted. Kvery member must be present.
Frank Doyle, F. S.
WILLIAMSTOWN
Mrs, Margaret Campbell Hall, w idow of
the late John Hall, died at the home of
her son, John S. Hall, In this village yes
terday morning at 8. 43 o'clock, aged 70
years. The funeral will be held at her
late home Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
EAST BARRE.
Dr. McArthur, though still very sick, is
slowly improving. He has the very best
of care, with Mrs. Beech of Barre city as
nurse. His father came from Canada the
first of the week and will be here for a
while,, '
Important Notice. We are sole agents
for Byron Jackson's home grown aspara
gus. Best In the city. , City Fish Market.
C.inghams! See the assortment we
have. Notice the qualities at 124c per
yard. Yeale & Knight.
Prindle & AveriU have just received a
large assignment of kerosene oil stoves.
POISONED
. WHISKEY
Five Gncinatti Hen
Drank It.
ONE MAN ALREADY DEAD
Bottle Which Was Sent From Hem
phis, Was Later Found to
Contain Arsenic.
Cincinnati, May 14. As the result of
drinking supposed whiskey five men, em
ployed at the Adams Express Co. ware
house were poisoned. One died shortly
after arriving at the hospital. The bottle
came to Mrs. Kate Nobbe from Memphis.
It was later found to contain arsenio and
whiskey.
MEMPHIS WOMAN, ARRESTED.
Charged With Sending I'oisoo Package,
Denie It.
Memphis, May 14. Mrs. Lucy McCor
mick has been arrested, charged with
sending a poison package to Mrs. Nobbe
of Cincinnati. Mrs. McC'onuick denied all
knowledge of the package.
SUMMERSKILL DOING WELL
Paed a Favorable Mli t-Se t lUxller
Held For Grand Jury,
St. Albans, May 14. The condition of
T. A. Summerskill of Congress street, who
was shot early yesterday morning by Har
rie V. Hall while each man thought the
other a burglar : and were engaged in a
liht to the death, is much more favorable
than could fairly be expected. Mr. Sum
merskiU's pulse is normal as Is bis tem
perature aud he has rested comfortably
since the accident. If blood poisoning
does not set in the chances are largely in
favor of Mr. Snmnieiskill's recovery.
City Grand Juror S. W. Flinn has filed
a complaint against Albert Eodier, who is
being held under suspicion of being the
burglar who entered the residence of T.
A. hummerakUl on Congress street early
yesterday morning, charging him with
burclarv.
SHRINKS AT MIDDLEBURY.
Fuity-Ou Candidates Cron-ed the Hot
Sands Yesterday.
Middlebury, May 13. The Shriners of
the Mount Sinai Temple of Vermont met
here this evening in the town hall fully
800 strong. Special trains from both the
south and north brought them to town.
Forty-one candidates took the degree. At
11 o'clock they went to tlm Addison
House, where Landlord John Higgins had
oue of his line layouts awaiting them. Mu
sic was furnished by Yittum's orchestra
for the occasion and it was considered by
all one of the finest gatherings in many
years.
VALUABLE TIMBER BURNED.
Fierce Forest Fire Kaglng in the Vicinity
ot" Victory,
Victory, May 13. A fierce forest fire
has been raging here several days and a
large amount of damage has been done. A
territory nearly three miles long by half a
mile wide has been burned, including val
uable timber land belonging to C. H.Doug
las of West Concord, Bussed & McKelvey
of Miles Pond and the Moose Biver Lum
ber company. All the mills shut down
Monday morning and th... men have been
working night and day fighting the fierce
(lames and waiting for rain to help them.
DOG SHOW OPENS.
Best Exhibition of Canine Ever Shown In
theSta'e.
Burlington, May 14 The annual bench
show of the Champlain Kennel club open
ed yesterday morning at the City Ilallard
will continue through today and tomor
row. There are dogs of all kinds on ex
hibition and among them are many of a
national reputation. The show Is the best
that has ever been held in the state and
the valuable canines shown make an at
traction that is well worth seeing.
Freifrlit Wreck at Charlotte.
Charlotte, May 13. The north bound
way freight, train No. 4", over the Hut
land railroad was partially wrecked this
evening byrthe derailing of several cars
near here. No one was injured but the
track was blocked for several hours as the
result of the accident. A wrecking train
was sent from Rutland to clear the track.
The south bound sleeper was held at Burl
ington for several hours waiting for a
clear track.
Body of Dartmouth Student Found.
White Biver Junction, May 13. The
body of young Baker, a student at Dart
mouth College, drowned in the Connecti
cut river, March 29, was found this morn
ing in a boom above Wilder dam by a col
lege patrol.
Light Builne In Supreme Court.
Montpelier, May 14. Supreme Court
was occupied today in the Caledoulu coun
ty case of Frank B. Thompson, trustee, vs.
Henry Fairbanks, assumpsit.
Shamrock Did Jfot leave Their Moor,
lugs.
Gourock, May 14. The Shamrocks I
ami III did not leave their moorings this
morning owing to unavoidable weather.
FEW CLAIMS
ALLOWED
Court of Claims Finishes
Its Session.
R. A. HOAR SUCCESSFUL
Only Small Part of the Washington
. County Claim for Water
Rent Allowed.
Montpelier, May 1". The court of
claims which has been in session in this
city for two davs closed todav and allow
ed the following claims: C. F. Bobbins of
lianooek, bounty of M2 on a bear; C. L.
Stay of Orwell, for going Into New York
and securing a horse thief; the Kutland
Trust Co., overpay to State Tax Commis
sioner C ashman; K. A. Hoar jot Barre
$1.50 for stenographer's services; George
YV . v ing of Montpelier $04.4i for services
as referee in an Essex county case.
In the Washington county claim for wa
ter rent at the court house and jail for the
past six years, the court allowed $192 of
the claim aud disallowed 302.
THREATENS TO DISBAND.
Montpelier Seminary Itaae liall Team Had
It Trouble.
The Montpelier Seminary base ball
team threatens to disband, says the Mont
pelier Argus, and explains the report by
saying that it now rests with Parker the
pitcher. "If he withdraws from the team
live other men w id leave, and there will
be no games for the rest of the season. It
is expected the decision will be reached
before Monday when the Edmunds game
is scheduled. According to reports Par
ker has been before the faculty for consid
eration and it is said they have had three
meetings. Should the team disband it
will be deplored in the city since it has
been generally looked on as tlie best team
the seminary has had for years, and some
interesting games were looked forward to.
The team has done little practice work for
a week owing to the uncertainty that pre
vails."
WATER SUPPLY LOW.
Montpelier May Have to Druvr 1'pon Vond
Supply if Drouth Continue.
Montpelier, May 13. Superintendent
Smith of the water department is anxious
to prevent all needless waste of water dur
ing this season of rainless days and has
requested all users to exercise care in the
matter of leaky faucets and useless waste
in ail forms. He says that on yesterday
and today the brook has been sufficient to
supply the reservoirs but it the drouth
continues much longer it will be necessary
to draw on the pond supply. Mr. Smith
has already had men from his department
visit the granite sheds to request manufac
turers to exercise care in using the watbr.
FARM BUILDINGS BURNED.
Taplin and Kowell Properly at I'.ilrton
Va Destroyed.
Barton. Mav 14. The Tanlin and Row-
ell farm buildings on the Glover road were
destroyed by fire this morning. They Were
valued at $3000 and were insured for half
that amount.
Charles Smith and family were living on
the farm aud were able to save most of
their household floods and all of the live
stock.
VICTORY FOR NORWICH.
Defeated Kimball I nloii Academy at
N'orthfleld by Score of 1$ to 6.
Northfield, May 13. Norwich won her
fourth straight game by defeating Kimball
Union Academy this afternoon, Tucker of
Kimball Union made the most difficult
catch ever seen on the grounds. Morris
struck out 13 men, Norwich was unable to
do anything w 1th Bates till the seventh in
ning when they batted him out of the box
and piled np 12 runs In three innings thus
winning the game.
COUGHED UP A TOOTH.
Fall Held Woman May Now Kecover From
I-nng Trouble,
Fairfield, May 13. Miss Jennie Callau
of St. Bocks, who has been ill several
months with lnng trouble and whose case
seemed about hopeless, recently coughed
up a tooth, that is supposed to have been
lodged in her lung. Hopes are now enter
tained of a speedy recovery.
DOUBLE WEDDING.
Two Couple Married at F.axt Karra on
Alomlay.
double wedding at the office of Justice A.
v.-. uwney on aionuay wnen rasquaie lag
aglio and Maria Vamboriwt and Pulo Zaf-
tiri And Mari l'a-yrl n.-nro iinitad In mm...
riage. Both couples will reside in East
May Sue City of Montpelier.
Montpelier, May 14. It Is expected
that Nicholas Glass will sue the city of
Montpelier for damages said to have been
received on East Liberty street some time
ago. It Is claimed that the road was bad
ly washed out. Mr. Glass notified the
city council last evening that he had re
ceived injuries.
T. W. EAGAN WRITES
ON STREET PAVING
Has Some Remarks to Offer in Reply
to Alderman Currier's Com
munication. Editor Daily Times: I dislike to enter
into any discussion with regard to the af
fairs of the city of liarre. However, I
wish to correct some of the misstatements
aud inaccuracies of Mr. Currier in his ar
ticle dated May IHh, aud printed in your
issue of May 12th.
Mr. Currier seems to have used the
name of Morse & Eagan quite often in his
statement. I would like to Inquire of Mr.
Currier if any of the above named firm
have chased after him for this contract,
and under what authority has he brought
it Into this controversy as he has done.
We quoted a price, or rather, submitted a
bid, under the advertisement of the street
department for 80,000 blocks. If the city
of Barre wishes to purchase same at the
price we named, they are at liberty to do
so. If they do not care to purchase the
blocks at that price, no one as far as this
hrm is concerned wishes them to do so.
The only objection that we wonld offer at
any time was when Mr. Currier went to
Barre quarries and ' purchased blocks di
rect from the workmen, just on the eve of
a settlement with our men for the ensuing
year, 1 believe that there is no place in
the country where the paving cutters are
paid any better prices for making blocks
than they are In Barre, and I do not be
lieve that there is any firm In the business
that are handling this work on as close a
margin as the firm of Morse it Eagan. I
wish to take exception to the statements,
or ratker the Insinuations, of Mr. Currier
that this firm are jobbers. If we are not
manufacturers in this line, then there are
no manufacturers manufacturing granite
in Barre at the present time. We hire
our men and we pay them each and every
month for w hat they have done, not by the
day, but by the piece, which Is done In
many other lines of business throughout
this country. We buy the stone suitable
for this purpose from the different quarry
owners, paying them by the thousand
blocks for same wheu blocks are delivered
on the car at quarry. We probably have
at the present time 125,000 blocks at the
different quarries In Barre manufactured
In this way. If I have any idea as to
what a jobber is, he agrees to sell a cer
tain article for a certain manufacturer or
different manufacturers, receiving a cer
tain percentage for the amount of such
sales. We buy the stone, hire the men to
make these blocks, and put our money In
to them, and fix our own price as to what
we shall sell for in different parts of the
oonntrv.
At the price which we have quoted the
city of Barre, there is a very small margin
of profit, and I will venture to say not one
quarter as much as Mr. Currier obtained
on his business when he was in the mer
cantile business in Barre, If the city of
liarre rices not w ish to buy them at the
price we have named, there certainly will
be no hard feelings on our part, but I will
say that I think that the cost of handling
and storing these blocks would be a very
fair profit to any oue in the business, and
I question very much the figures as given
by Mr. Currier as being the cost of doing
tlie work, and I think I know as much
about handling paving blocks as he does,
and 1 think he will be better posted as to
the advantages he has obtained in his re
cent contract when he has been longer in
the business.
1 think that we own or control all of the
blocks at Barre quarries at the present
time, excepting those made by oue paving
cutter, and at the rate that the street com
missioners have started out to do the work
no doubt he w ill be able to supply the
blocks as soon as they needthem.
If I was a resident of Barre I would
make this suggestion : That the street
commissioners advertise for bids to exca
vate and lay a granite pavement on a con
crete foundation at least 8 Inches thick,
specifying the number of yards, same to
be laid according to the plans and specifi
cations made by the city eiigineer,the con
tractor purchasing his own blocks and do
ing his own work and letting it to a con
tractor who thoroughly understood this
business. I believe that your city would
get a better service and get a better street
than they will under the supervision of
men who know nothing about doing work
of this character, and they will get it for
less money, and they will get a guarantee
behind it, if they make a proper contract,
that will protect them for a number of
years aud see that the street is kept in
proper repair.
I would like to ask Mr. Currier if, when
he was in trade, he sold his goods at the
workmen's price of manufacturing with
the freight added, which is practically
w hat he asks the people of the paving bus
iness to do. I would further ask him if
he was instructed by the city of Barre to
purchase a public monument for said city
if he would go to one of the stone cutters
working for Mr. Barclay or some other
concern, and get him to build the monu
ment, or would he go to the firm of Bar
clay Brothers, or some other reputable
firm, and make his contract? If he should
choose the former way of doing this busi
ness, I do not think the people of Barre
would uphold his action or consider him a
very sharp business man, for if the manu
facturers who Invest their money In Barre
employing their help, paying out thousands
and thousands of dollars every month for
same, have not made your city what it is,
who has, aud if your city requires work
of any character, who are better entitled
to the credit of doing this work, or the
small profit they may make out of same
than these same manufacturers?
As I said before, the firm of Morse &
Eagan have a large quantity of blocks on
hand at the present time anci, could supply
the city with same if they wanted the
blocks, and I do not believe there is any
body else that is In a position to do so in
this section. If you do not want the blocks
gentlemen, yon are not obliged to have
them, and we care very little whether you
do or not, providing you purchase them
somewhere and fix up your street. If you
purchase the blocks of us, you will get
them when you waut them; and you need
not pay for them until you use them, and
it will not be necessary for you to go to
the expense of $4 or $5 per thousand, as
you will if you buy them in job lots with
no inspection whatever, and store them
until you are ready to use them.
A. J. STEPHENS
DIED TODAY
Was Prominent Granite
Manufacturer.
CAME TO BARRE IN 1884
Was Member of Firm of McMillan &
Stephens Whose Shed is On
Blackwell Street.
A. J. Stephens, of the firm of Stephens
& McMillan, and one of the best known
granite manufacturers in this city, died
quite suddenly this morning at 5.30 o'clock
at his home on Seminary street, aged 4d
years. Heath was due to a complication
of diseases. Ha leaves a wife aud four
children to mourn his loss. He also leaves
a brother, William, la this city and anoth
er in Aberdeenshire.
Mr. Stevens was born in Aberdeen.
Scotland, where he learned the trade of
stonecutter and lived the early part of his
life. With his partner In the "granite bus
iness, Charles W. McMillan, the deceased
came to the United States in June, 2;1
years ago. Both spent several years in
various places in the country, Mr. Steph
ens coming to Barre in 1SS4. He plied his
vocation 01 stonecutter for four years and
in 1883, with Mr. McMillan who had come
to Barre in 18S5, he entered npim a bus
siness, the firm name being McMilUu &
Stephens.
1'heir shop was located on Blackwell
street where it has since been. They op
erated what was considered in those days
to be a large shed. Ever since thev start
ed business the firm has been ranked as
one of the successful industries of the city.
Mr. Stephens was a Mason, a member
of the Woodmau order, a clansman, mem
ber of Clan Gordon, No. 12, O. S. :., and
a member of the Burns club. The ar
rangements for the funeral will be an
nounced tomorrow.
SHATTERED IUS AM
IN AN EXPLOSION
Frank Beattie cf East Barre Loses
Right Hand in An Accident.
On Quarry.
Frank Beattie of F.at Harm had bia
right hand blown off on the Wetmore &
Morse quarry yesterday . afternoon about
i.t- o oiook. rL noie nan misseu tire and
Beattie with a man named McDougall
were cleaning it out when it discharged,
Shattering ueattie's arm. MeDou trail was
unhurt. Beattie was taken to huhomn
and Hrs. Deziel and Chandler were, called.
1 ue arm was amputated below the elbow,
ONE MORE WITNESS.
Ell Deusmnre Tetl(ie at Iiicpieot on Til-
den House Fire.
One witness was called before the fire
inquest yesterday afternoon, after which
the inquest was continued. The witness
wasEli Densmore who resides on Brook
street. Mr. Densmore testified Hiat he
heard the lire alarm on Sunday morning
and that be went outside to see where the
fire w as. Two men were coming up the
street from Main strtet, both of whom
were tall. One of the men had a bottle in
In his hand and the other appeared to
have one in his hip pocket. Mr. Dens
more asked the men wheie the fire was
and they replied that it was in the Burn
ham house and that it was most out. That
was about the time the alarm rang.
With the conclusion of Mr. Deusmore's
testimony the Inquest was temporarily
closed. While the hearing la continued,
the testimony thus far taken will be pre
pared by the stenogrepher, Miss. Martin,
to be filed with the county clerk. Mean-,
while the Investigation will go on.
A 1400 YARD WALL
Napoleon P. White Takei Contract to Build
It at Barclay llros.' light Quarry,
Xapoleon 1'. While took the contract
yesterday to build a 1400-yard wall about
the light quarry of Barclay Bros, at Web
sterville. The contract will also include
the putting in of abutments. Altogether
it is one of the biggest jobs taken recent
ly. It will add much to the improvement
of Barclay Bros.' quarry.
litilldinga Burned at Barre Transfer.
Montpelier, Way 14. The buildings of
James Heme at the Barre Transfer, were
burned yesterday afternoon, including a
house aud small barn.
I have heard it mentioned by dlli'ereut
people, Mr. Currier and others, that the
actual cost of blocks to us is $02,50 per
thousand, t. o. b. cars at the quarry. I
wish It wras true. We would make more
money than we are making at the present
time "if It was, for we are obliged to add
to the actual cost of $:!2.50, the expense of
a man to Inspect those blocks when they
ar loaded, which will average to cost at
least $1 per thousand, breakage and hand
ling to and from cars, and the shrinkage
by shipping blocks that will not stand up
to the specifications, and if we were to sell
the city at the rate at which they seem to
want to buy, we would actually lose money
on the deal.
T. W. Eagan.
Montpelier, May 1;1, 190;.'..

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