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v 4r 4t TIE BARRE DAILY TIMES VOL. XVI--NO. 136. BA1UIE. VERMONT. FRIDAY. AUGUST 'J3. 1912. PRICE, ONE CENT. CANADA TOO WILL PROTEST Against American Panama Can al Measure AS VIOLATION OF TREATY It Is Also Contended by the Dominion That Canada's Inland Canals Are , Open to the Shipping of the United States. . Ottawa, Can., Aug. 23. Canada'.? pro test against the American Panama canal (bill is being prepared here. It will bo merged with that of Great Britain and it is expected that it will be madf through Ambassador Bryce. Canada con tends that the bill violates the Hay Pauncefote treaty and points oat that Canada's inland canals are free to the Bhippirg of the United States. A CANAL RATE WAR Is Possible Between Suez and Panama, Washington Hears. Washington, D. C, Aug. 23. A rate war which might involve all the mari time nations m the world and which iwonid revolve about the Sue2 and Pan ama canals was predicted yesterday in .Washington by officials who have watched the development of world in terest in the Panama canal bill, now awaiting approval of President Taft. According to the report that reached the state department ihe directorate of the Suez canal has decided to reduce rates through that canal. In olhcial circles this -notice was re carded as the first retaliatory st:-p against the free tolls provision for American ships through the Panama can al. The announcement of the proposed re (Auctions through Suez appeared in in conspicuous notices in American news papers. I he notice which aroused so ;mueh interest was to the effect that iafter the first of next year the transit idues in the Suez canal will be redu- ed fifty centimes, bring the toll for load :ed ships down to 8.25 francs. This is ithe precise equivalent to the $ l.za maxi imum tolls which the Panama canal act (prescribes for vessels passing through ithat waterway. Prof. Emery R. Johnson, whose ex jhaustive investigation of the, financial iaspect of the i'anama canal, as a spe icial commissioner for the war depart nient, formed the basis for the action of a congressional committee in fixing the toll rates on the ,carial, held that if the Panama project was to be a su3- cess financially and commercially, its jtolls should be lower than those of the 'Suez canal. This was on the basis that ,the Panama route would secure" at lVst a. minor share of the shipping, moving between Europe and the Pacifie ciast ports of Asia. Even lower tolls at P.ia ama. he held, would not draw away from the Suez canal a large part of the orien tal trade because of traffic opportunities, 'the price of coal and other supplies which have a determining effect upon,' 'the selection of routes. PENROSE A CUTTLEFISH ' DECLARED ROOSEVELT EIGHT KILLED BY . WOOD ALCOHOL Two Men Arrested for Sale of Poison : ( ; to Fifty Work- j '. men. Montreal, Aug. 23. The eighth victim (of wood alcohol drinking, in which fSO (railroad construction workmen at St. Lambert indulged, has died. Two men accused of selling the workmen the mix ture have been arrested. NOT VERY HOPEFUL. But Mayor Harrison Has Nothing "Scrap" to Report. Chicago, Aug. 23. Another effort was made by Mayor Harrison yesterday to pvert a general street car strike inChi rago. , After two days of peae negotia tions, the mayor said: "Xothing can be said except that we Iiftve been scrapping. I wish I had as jimch hope to express as yesterday." ATROCITIES PERPETRATED By On Defenseless Men and Women Rebels in Mexico. Cananea, Mexico, Aug. 23. Reports from northern Sonora indicate that sev eral towns have been occupied by reb els of Orozco's command. In several in stances occupation was accompanied by atrocities on defenseless men and worn-rn. FULLY EMPEROR NOW. 15foshito Completed Formalities of Acces sion To-day. Tokio, Aug. 23. Yoshito, the new em peror of Japan, to-day completed the formalities connected with the accession o the- throne. Severe Attack Was Made on the Penn sylvania Man Last Evening in Address at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Says He Lacks Courage. Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Aug. 23. A severe attack on Senator Penrose of Pennsyl vania was made last night by Colonel Roosevelt. The senator, he said, was like a cuttle fish . which, lacking the courage to fight its enemy "squirts ink" in the hope that it may escape. In de nouncing the senator, Colonel Roosevelt repeated his denial of any Standard Oil contribution to the presidential cam paign of 1004. ' Colonel Roosevelt's speech was made in the armory at a meeting held in connection with the jubilee of Rev. Fa ther Curran. The crowd which col lected in front of the building was great that when the doors were thrown open the police, forced back the people to avoid a dungerous crush. The build ing was finally filled by admitting a few hundred persons at a time. After Col. Roosevelt had paid a tribute to Father Curran, he said:' And now a word about honesty. e can't have anv reform unless we have honesty, in both business and politics, By a natural sequence of thought I now come to Senator Penrose of Pennsyl vania. "Recently certain definite and specific charges were made against Senator fen- rose, i personally knew nothing them, and had not even looked into the charges until Mr. Penrose succeeded in riveting my attention upon them, les terday he got up in the Senate to deny those charges and brought in heresay charges against me. I call your .attention to an analogue to Senator Penrose among the inferior forms of animal lire, the cuttle fish. When the cuttle fish is attacked by an enemy which it lacks the courage to oppose, it squirts mk and tries to es cape, trusting that the enemy will at tack the ink instead of the cuttle fish. I now propose to clear away the ink and attack the cuttle fish. me statement ot iur. i'enrose was that he had heard that by mv direction $100,Ott) was asked for from the Stand ard Oil company for my campaign and contributed and that a further sum was asked for. Mr. Penrose gave this evi dence on hearsay. It is a thoroughly hase .and contemptible thing for Mr, I'enrose to repeat such evidence on hear say." ' . Colonel Roosevelt then referred to the letters which he gave out Wednesday night, which he sent to George B. Cor telyoti, chairman of the Republican na tional committee in 1SKI4, directing that no- campaign contribution be received fronj the Standard Oil company. "Any man who reads those letters," he continued, "is bound, if he is an honest man, to Mate that I acted in absolute good faith and that if any contribution wag made by the Standard uti company it was without my knowl edge and in spite of my .absolute pro hibition. " "The proof of the pudding is in the eating, Avery trust controlled news paper in the land is doing everything in its power to beat me. Do vou think that those trust papers would be try ing to beat me if I had been satisfac tory to the Standard Oil company and that crowd! They are against me be cause 'not one' trust, not one individual, was able to use or influence me while ( was president. "So much for the ink. Now for tlw cuttle fish. Mr. Penrose states that he received $25,000 for use in Pennsylvania and that be used it to help me in my election. By running I helped Mr. Pen rose. He didn't help me. If he doubts that,' I 'ask' him to compare his experi ence in 1!)04, when he was 'helping m' and in 1012, when he went it alone. It was Penrose hanging on to Roosevelt in i!M)4, and the ticket went through with 500,000 majority. It wag Penrose with out Roosevelt in 1012 and he got just about six or eight delegates, I forget the numner now. "Men of Pennsylvania, it is your fight and not mine. If you like Mr. Penrose keep him. But I earnestly hope vou will adopt the principle of popular elec tion of United States senators. Let Mr. Penrose come squarely before the people as I have done and if he wins out well and good. I should feel like the Scotch minister, who after reading from th Bible that the Lord loved David, said 'There' no accounting for tastes.'" DYING THIEF IS NOT KNOWN Robbed a Union Pacific Mail Train Last Night . WAS CAUGHT " EARLY TO-DAY He Was Mortally Wounded by His Own Revolver and Was Taken to Hospital in Topeka, Kansas Loot." Found in His Grip. KILLED EACH OTHER. Both Thomas Guffy and His Wife's Sis ' ter Dead. Ilerrin, 111., Aug. 23. Thom-is Guffy, president of a miners' union at Colpville, and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Anna Floher, shot each other t. death here Wednes day night, when the latter tried to save the life of Mrs. Guffy, who had been attacked by her husband. Guffy'a wife left him a month ago, and he called at her mother's home. where she had been staying, to see her. lie told her he hFd come to kill the en tire family and lired at her. The bullet went wold, and Mrs. Flohed opened fire on him from a window. Several shots were exchanged between the two, Guffy receiving six bullets. Mrs. Flutter was shot through the heart. Topeka, Kan., Aug. 23. An unidenti fied robber, who boarded a train on the Uniou Pacific railroad at Kansas City last night, bound and gagged three rail way mail clerks and rifled the first class mail, was captured here this morning after having, been fatally wounded by his own revolver. The injured robber was taken to the local hospital in a dying condition. All the mail which was stolen from the train was found in bis grip. FIRE AT SUMMER RESORT. FELL TO HIS DEATH REACHING FOR HAT J. W. Moye, Well Known New York Actor, Lost His Life Last Night When He Felt From Train. New Rochelle, X. Y., Aug. 23. J. V. Moye, who was a well known Xew York actor, fell from the rear platform of a train at Pelham last night amf was killed. The fall was due to the fact that Mr. Move reached out for his hat which had been blown off and lost his balance. : Cottage of Mrs. Alice Sprague at Thomp son's Point Destroyed. Burlington, Aug. 23. Fanned by i high smith wind, a fire which threat ened for a time to wipe out the en tire summer colony at Thompson's Point last evening destroyed "Cedar Lodge," the fine cottage belonging to Mrs. Alice Sprague of Brandon. I lie cottage and all of its furnishings, .many of which are said to have been valuable, were burned. A deposit box containing valu able papers lielonging to Mrs. Sprague is in the ruins and could not be se cured last night because of the intense heat. Ihe bungalow in which the serv ants are quartered and the garage, con taining two automobiles, escaped the fire. Harry Cole, a chauffeur, suffered severe injuries bv lumping through window from the second story. He wa rushed to vergennes by automobile and hrs injuries were attended by Dr. al b.v-. Ihe fire in the Sprague cottage start ed from a lamp exploding on the first poor., .lite tamily, waft absent tor the evening and Cole was on the upper floor, The blaze gained rapid headway and be fore the occupants of nearby cottages knew what was happening the tower floor of the building was a seething mass of flames. Mr. Cole, tinabje to escape by the stairg, leaped through a window. lie cut an artery in Ins hand and was otherwise cut and bruised about the face. There was no means at hand of extinguishing the blaze and all were compelled to stand by and watch the cottage burn. A strong soifth" wind was blowing when the fire broke out and it looked for a time as if the whole colony wa doomed. A bucket brigade wg formed and water thrown in the vicinity of the cottage. This Mas kept up until a lato hour, when danger of further fire loss seemed over. The loss on the Sprague cottage is estimated at $10, 000. Mrs. Sprague was nearly prostrat ed last night over her loss. STANDARD OIL GAVE $125,000 TO 1904 FUND DARNING CAMPAIGN. Minnesota Suffragists Adopt a Unique Vote-Getting Scheme. Minneapolis. Minn., Aug. 23. In order to dissipate the impression that women who yearn to vote at real elections do not know the first elements of house keeping, Minnesota suffragists will main tain a booth at the state fair where every man, whether married or single, may have his hose darned. This was de cided by the women Wednesday; when the following war cry also was adopted; Darn the 'government; darn the socks. That's the way to ballot box;. . Patch the holes fn hubby hose, , March to the polls and, voice our woes." Ihe organization has adopted the darn ing needle as its emblem. THREE PEOPLE KILLED AT A CROSSING Automobile Was Hit by Freight Train Near Howard City, Mich., Last' Night Others Were Some what Injured. Howard City, Mich., Aug. 23. Dr. F. W. Joslin, a Big Rapids dentist, his wife and tour-year-old son, Howard, were killed, his mother probably fatally in jured, and his son, Burr, 11 years old, slightly hurt last night when a freight train crashed into their automobile less than a mile from here. The party had been to Xiagara Falls and were motoring home from Detroit. The accident occurred on a grade crosn mgr. A special train was secured and Mrs. Joslin, jr., and her grandson wes hurried to a ii.g Rapids hospital. CIRCUS BURNED OUT. ALL WORK WILL BE SUSPENDED. THE NEEDLESS USE OF OPIATES. From Charles B. Towns' "The Peril of the Drag Habit" in August Century. It is perhaps a conservative estimate that only ten per cent, of the entire Brug consumption in this country is ap plied to the purpose of blunting incur able pain. Thus ninety per cent, of the ppiateg ued are, strictly speaking, un- recessary. In the innumerable cases hat have come under my observation, seventy-five per cent, of the habitual users became Buch without reasonable rxcuse. Beginning with smalf-occasion-ll doses, they realized within a few weeks that they had tost self-control ind could not discontinue the use of pe drug. Final Honors to Be Paid General Booth in This Country. Xew York. Aug. 23. At the stroke of noon Thursday, the wheels of all the industries of the Salvation Army of America will stop in memory of General Booth, whose funerul will be at the cor responding hour at London. Every mem ber of the Salvation Army will drop his task, engage in prayer for four hours, while the services progress. Memorial services will be conducted simultaneously in every city and im portant town in America at 3 p.. in. Sunday, September 1. Commander Eva Booth, second young est daughter of General Booth, sailed yesterday to race across the Atlmtic in the hope of reaching England in time for her father's funeral. Sparks From Blazing Barn Destroy Ringlings. Sterling, 111., Aug. 23. Sparks from a blazing barn, carried three blocks by wind, fell on the main tent of the Ring ling Brothers' circus and burned it to the ground within 10 minutes yesterday. The afternoon performance 'had not started, and the few people in the tent escaped. The animal tent was taken down in time to save it. The loss is placed at $200,000. ALLEGED BURGLAR SHOT AND FATALLY WOUNDED Was Fired on as He Was Leaving a Store in Manchester, N. H., Early This Morning, a Policeman Doing the Shooting. Manchester, X.H., Aug. 23. An al leged burglHr giving the name of John Smith, but known at his lodginghouse here as John Kuiotkoski. was shot and probably fatally wounded by Patrolman John Smith while leaving a store early to-day. ihe police say the man came from Chicopee, Mass., recently. Testified John D. Archbotd Before the Senate Committee, and He Added That He Impressed It Upon Re cipient That Roosevelt Be Informed. Washington, D. C, Aug. 23. John D. Archbold of the Standard Oil company to-day took the witness stand before the Senate committee which is investigat ing campaign funds to tell his version ot" the contributions to the 1004 Republi can campaign fund now in dispute be tween Roosevelt and Senator Penrose. Archbold testified that the Standard Oil company made two contributions to the 10O4 fund, one to Cornelius X. Bliss of $100,000 and the other to Senator Penrose for 123.000. . lie thought the money .was given to lili in currency about the middle of September. He. "said that Bliss gave a receipt but he is unable yet to find it. Archbold was unable to say whether the. contribution to Penrose was by check but thought it probably was by currency. Archbold aid: "I talked very frank ly With Mr. Bliss. I told him we wanted to make this contribution but not with out the knowledge of the powers that be. We wanted it understood and appre ciated Dy lol. Koosevelt. Air. Jlliss smilingly assured me that would be the case. Further, the witness said Blisa told him he thought Roosevelt would be fair and conservative and that the policies of the Republican party were the best for the business world. He testified later that Bliss asked for $130,000 more from the company ana the beard decided not to give it. I.ater the witness spoke to Bliss "after President Roosevelt and some of his bureau heads began un just attacks upon us" and Bliss said the attacks were unjust but that he! could do nothing. MANGLED BODY NEAR TRACK PYTHIAN SISTERS OFFICERS. Levi G. Oumiette of Swanton Probably Killed by Train WAS DRAGGED A FEW RODS Body Was Discovered Early This Morn ing by Trainmen on a St. Jobnshury & Portland Line Train An Autopsy to Be Held. Swanton, Aug. 23. The body of Levi G. Ouimette,, a local blacksmith, was found early this morning near the track of the St. Johnsbury & Portland line m this pJace, and it is supposed that the man was killed by an extra freight train late last night. The body was found at ti o'clock by the crew of an east bound freight train. fhere were indications that the body had been dragged lor several rods. It was resting at a point about SU rods west of Grand avenue, which is between the east and the west stations. Both legs and one arm were broken, and other parts of the body were terribly mangled. The remains were taken in charge by the authorities, and an autopsy will be held. - Ouimette was 45 yesra of age and had always resided in tins town. He is sur vived by his wife and four children. At Mrs. Gertrude Mears of Marshfield Was Elected Grand Chief. In connection with the recent Knights ot Pythias convention in Burlington, the Pythian Sisters held a convention, elect ing the following officers: Grand chief, Mrs. Gertrude Mears of Marshfield; grand senior, Mrs. Abbie Whipple of Or leans; grand junior, Mrs. Ad Boyce of Jericho; grand manager, Mrs. Maude Howieson of Hard wick ; grand misliees of records and correspondence, Mis. .Bcr- . ' ton Moore of Chester; grand mistress i of finance, Mrs. Nettie H. v ance of Dan-f ville; grand protector, Mrs. Xeftje George of St. Albans; grand guard, Mrs. Lucy Macomber of Westford; grand past chief, Mrs. Blanche Wheeler of Mont pelier. The officers were installed by Mrs. Liz zie M. Stockwell of Lyndonville, supreme representative, assisted by Mrs. Bowl dry, supreme manager, of Montpelier, and -Mrs. McDonald, supreme senior, of Danville. 62 CHANGES TO CHECKLIST Session of Board of Civil Authority . LEAVES SISTER IN BARRE. BROKE CASH DRAWER WITH AXE. Burglar Got Away With Considerable Cash White Storekeeper Slept. Rutland, Aug. 23. While Louis Ros en and his wife slept undisturbed in an djoining room late Y ednesday night, some oue smashed a big window in the front of Mr. Rosens store in tenter Rutland, entered the store by means of the opening jn the window and de molished the cash drawer with an axe. The midnight visitors got awav with about $30 in cash and the theft was not discovered until Mr. Rosen opened his store at a o clock yesterday morning. The store is located on the main street of the village and the burglars were unusually 1mM in entering from the front. State's Attorney B. L. Stafford a lu issued a warrant for a strange Po- lander, who has been seen hanging around the store for two or three days. The man has not yet been arrested. . FINALLY ADMITS IT. Austrian Ambassador Is to Retire and Return to Austria. Bar Harbor, Me., Aug. 23. Baron Hen gclmullcr, the Austrian ambassador, to day formally announced that he would retire and settle permanently iu Austria. THE SUMMER SCHOOL. ROBBERY SUPPOSED MOTIVE. BARRE HORSE A WINNER. Wilkesdale Captured 2:22 Trot at Bar ton in Straight Heats. At the Barton fair races yesterday, the Smith stock farm racer Wilkesdale won the 2:22 trot in three straight heats, also reducing his mark to 2:20 in one of the heats. Wilkesdale was driven by Charles II, Gordon. Wealthy Lumberman Shot and Beaten at Seaford, Del. Scaford, Del., Aug. 23. Shot and beat en to insensibility, John J. Perry, a wealthy lumberman and head of the Houston Perry Manufacturing company, was found in his automobile beside the rond near his mill yesterday. It is supposed that robbery was the motive for the crime. Gotch Wins in Two Straight. Kansas City, Aug. 23. Frank .Gotch, world's wrestling champion, last night defeated Jess Westergard of Des Moines. Iowa, in two straight falls, the first in 21 minutes 2fl seconds and the second in 9 minutes 27 seconds. - No American Teacher or Adult Student Need Go Without Training. Xo American teacher or adult student need go without higher training, no mat ter how deficient his early education may have been. The summer school has solved the problem. In manv ways the growth of the summer school movement is one of the most interesting aspects of education in the I'nitcd States. About one-third of the colleges and universities hold sum mer sessions, and manv ot the normal schools have taken up the idea. Dr. Inlander P. Claxton, United States commissioner of education, has just re turned from a visit to a. number of the schools in the South and middle West, and ' reports a remarkable in crease in attendance and interest. At the Summer school of the South, Knoxville. Tenn., there were 2.400 gtu- dent this year, representing 30 states and three foreign countries ; ISO courses were given. At Wooster, O.. which be gan a few years ago with 40 students. there were about 1.100 in the session just closed. The state of Ohio alone lias four or five thousand teachers at tending summer school every year. Particularly significant is the growth of summer "schools in the Carolina, where the movement started compara tively late. At the university of Xorth Carolina there was an attendance of 4.50 this year, just double last year's enrollment. At the normal school at Greensboro, X. C, a session of eight weeks was held, the first in the his tory of the institution, and 200 enthu siastic teachers were in attendance. At fhe summer session of the Winthrop Normal college, Rock Hill, S. C, par ticular attention was paid to problems of industrial education and rural schools, and men of national prominence partici pated in the work. These are but a few of many indica tions of the marvelous spread of the summer school idea all over the coun 7,000 PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE On Closing "bay of "Barton Fair Four Races on Program. Barton, Aug. 23.- About, 7,000 peopl were present at the closing day of the (.means county fair here yesterday. I lie baseball game in the morning between the Montreal Stars and Barton was won by the Montreal boys, 7 to 2. Lincoln lieaenev made two exception ally pretty flights. Weather conditions revcnted his trying for altitude. Ihe summary. 2:24 Pace rurse, $230. Sidney B, brs (McMahon) .1 1 1 Oik Andeen, brs (Calkins) 2 2 .1 Betty Deen, dim (Slavton) 6 3 2 Bradwell, chs (Buzzell) 3 5 (I J. H. C, big (Pierce) 5 6 4 Time 2:2014; 2:21 i ; 2:20',4. 2:17 Pace Purse, $130, Frank Bogash, jr., bg (TickeD) , Albotr, bg (Harding) ......... The Biieldeen, bg (Pierce) ..... landehon Boy bg (Green) .... Ladv Hal. bmm (l.angl " Time 2:104; 2:10,i; 2:16. 2:22 Trot-Purse, $300. Wilkesdale, bs (Gordon) ...1 1 ) Monarchial Ladv, bm (Xorthin) ..227 Time 2:204; 2:23V4! 2:21. 2:20 Xamed Race Purse, $250. TOiiise Patch, dm (Lang) 1 1 1 Alicy Wilkes, rog (Kittredge) ,..2 2 2 Conway, bg (Slay ton) 5 3 3 Madge' Bradley, bm (Holbrook ..'..4 4 4 Onward Wilkes, bs (Blood) 3 5 5 Time 2:184; 2:19'i; 2:224. Charles Francis McCaffrey Fatally In jured in Burlington. Burlington. Aug. 23. The death of Charles Francis McCaffrey, son of Al derman John J. McCaffrey, which oc curred at an early hour Wednesday morning, comes as a shock to his many friends. Mr. McCaffrey wos injured at the Ste vens Machine eompnnv's shop in Wi- nonski Inst Monday, and was then taken to the Marv Fletcher hospital, where he remained until his death. He was born 21 years ago and received his early edu cation in the Catholic school, later at tending the high school. He was a young man who was held iu high esteem by all who knew him, possessing a kind and genial manner. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, He is sur vived bv bis father, Alderman John J. McCaffrey, one brother, Arthur, and four sisters, Mrs. John E. Leonard of Barre and Loretto, Anna and Bernice of this city. The family have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereave WARD 3 LEADING WITH 14 ASLE&P ON THE PORCH. Charles Pecor Was Transferred to Cot in City Jail, diaries Pecor was arraigned before Judge H. W. Scott in city court this forenoon on a charge of intoxication, subsequent offense. J he respondent en tered a plea of guilty and was given a fine of $13 and costs" uf $4.3!), with the alternative sentence of 57 days in the county jail at Montpelier. Pecor is a Montpelier brickmason, who has been employed in this city for some time. Last night around 11 o clock Officer John W. Dineen was patrolling River street, when he saw the sleeping form of a man on Mrs. Mabel Cooney's front porch. j he officer took charge of the man and brought him to police headquarters, lie will probably pay the fine. ANNUAL POULTRY SHOW ..1 1 t ..223 .3 7 2 .4 3 5 .5 0 4 NOW WILLING TO RUN. Father-in-Law of Gov. Bass Third Term Candidate in Bay State. Boston, Aug. 23. Charles R. Bird of East Walpole, a manufacturer, yester day announced his acceptance of various requests that he become the candidate of the third-term party for governor of Massachusetts m the coming state elec tion.. Mr. Bird has previously declined to run, but in a letter yesterday to Mutthew Hale, manager of the Progres sive party ...in Massachusetts, he an nounced his willingness to accept. Mr. Bird, who is 57 years old, is a graduate of Harvard college. Governor Bass of Xew Hampshire, one of the orig inal seven governors who urged Colonel Roosevelt to become a candidate for president, is his son-in-law. Will Be Held in Montpelier City Hall Dec, 31 to Jan. 4. Several members of the Vermont Poul try association met in Montpelier last evening to discuss the anmial poultry show, and it was voted to hold it, in the Montpelier city hall from December 31 to January 4. It was teamed that the hall could be had for $10 per day. The show will be advertised largely at the state fair, this part being in charge of N. J. Roberts, who announced that lie had never received the cup which was awarded him last year. The matter will be taken up at once and the cup forwarded Mr. Roberts. An effort is to be. made to increase the membership of the association. , LAND DAMAGES AWARDED. BRADFORD MAN PRESIDENT. T. A. Hale Heads Vermont Funeral Di rectors'' Association. Brattleboro. Aug. 23. The three days' convention of the Vermont Funeral Di rectors and Kmbalmcrs' association yes terday closed with a long business ses sion, at which the following officers were elected: President. T. A. Hale, Brad ford; first vice-president, C. A. Calder wood, St. Johnsbury; second vice-president. J. B. Stearns, Rutland; secretary, M. S. Rounds. Barre; treasurer, J. E. A. Gibson, Knosburg Falls e;tcutive com mittee, W. II. Bond of Brattleboro, J. B. Stearns of Rutland and E. W. Varney of Bristol; delegate to the national conven tion in Chattanooga. Tenn., in October, M. J. Moran of Brattleboro. The visit ors were, shown about town in autos at the close of the session. . Largest Amount Allowed on Barre R. R. Extension Was $8,000. The special court commission, ap pointed to hear claims for damages in cident to the extension of the Barre rail road to certain quarry land, has awarded damages as follows: To George Liberr sant $8,000, D. A. Fraser $4,200, Thomas Xerney $300, Harrison Granite Co. and estate of If. C. Smith $H00, Xapoleon Amedey $700, Lewis Keith $700. Barre Town '$300, James Gcake $200, Canton Bros. $300. William Edwards $100. These awards are far lielow the amounts set up at the hearing by the claimants. The commissioners were Judge E. W. Huntley of Duxbury, Frank C. Bancroft of Barre Town and Charles D. Mather of Montpelier. On the award to Barre Town. Mr. Bancroft dissented, claiming that the amount was not largo enough in the case of a schoolhouse close by a railroad track. Many of the Names Were Additions tp the City's Voting List Another Meeting Will Be Held at City Court Room This Evening. ' The board of civil authority met ii the city court room last evening at 7 o'clock for the first of the two meetings ' held for the purpose of revising the' checklist preparatory to the general elec tion to be held Tuesday, September 3. A total of 02 changes were made in the. ward lists and of this number many, were additions. The number of the changes according to wards was as fol- ' lows: Ward t, 13; ward 2, 11; ward 3. 14; ward 4, 6; ward 5, 6; ward 6, 12. To-night the total number is expected to be much larger, as there . were many who did not appear at the meeting last! ' night. The last session of the board will open at 7 o'clock, and all persons who wish to quality for a ballot on elec tion day should present themselves at the city court room to-night. The ward additions made last night were as follows: . j Ward I F. W. Cilley, W. J. Clapp, M. B. Clark, Warren J. Cummings, A. B. Curtis, Ernest F. Johnson, Erwin Law liss, John Leslie, James S. Milne, jr., Herman J. Potter, Edmund Reaside, R. J. Stewart, F. C. Turner. Ward 2 John M. Corskie, E. W. Cud worth. Win. G. Edwards, Harry C. Fish er, Arthur Gordon, George V. Hunt. George F. Mackay, C. S. Meaker, C. 51. Rollins. J. Fdward Ward. Xorman York. Ward 3 Paul Hianchi, W. W. Calder, John R. Dowers, J. D. Farrell, James Gallagher, John Gallagher, James J. Goodwin. Arthur C. Griffin, Wesley Hoff man, Edsott Landers. John B. Magnaghi, Howard M. Miles, M. X. Xelson, David Wyllie. Ward 4 Alex. Farquhar, J. II. Lavery, Kino Maggiani, Charles Miner, James J'atterson, Santo Simonelli. Ward 5 Louis J. Balzarini, Frank Cal eagni, Harry Calcagni, Giovanni Donetti, Dennis Linehan, John McColl. Ward 0 Frank Biermayer, C, W. Camp, Wni. T. Cartey, George H. Emery, Thomas Garrity, Sven Edo Olof Johnson, John McCrae, John McGowan, Martin J. McGowan, Ira J. Stemm, A. C. Tilden. C. B. Tilden. GRANITE OFFICE CHANGES. I. E. Springer to Devote All His Tirna to George L. Mead Business. Following a recent visit to this city by George L. Mead of Xew York, whole sale granite dealer, , a change has been made in the local George L. Meaf office, whereby I. E. Springer assumes the management of the Mead business in this city. Mr. Springer has been in charge of the Mead Wholesale concern for the past two years, and owing ta increased business will be obliged to devote his entire time to the pursu ance of those duties. For the past year Mr. Springer has also been supervising the work of the Barre office of the Cleve land Granite Co. It is reported that the officials of the Cleveland Granite company, whose home offices are located at Cleveland, Ohio, in tend to place part of the home office in this city. President E. H. Krenger of the Cleveland company, who has been in this city recently, is now at Cleve land and there is a possibility of his returning to this city to assume the su pervision of its business. Both offices are now in rooms 4 and 5 in the Cur rier building. . REDUCED TO EIGHT PLAYERS. MONTPELIER'S POWER SHORTAGE. Weather Predictions. Fair to-night and ' Saturday, preceded by showers in Maine; cooler to-night, except in southeastern Maine: moderate southwest winds shifting to northwest. Jersey man, Nearly All the Granite Plants Were Forced to Suspend Yesterday. Because of a shortage of power, nearly nil the Montpelier granite plants de pending on the Consolidated Lighting company were forced to suspend opera tions yesterday morning, and as a re sult there, is great dissatisfaction ex pressed in the capital city. There is talk of securing an independent source of supply in order tq avoid the incon veniences and losses sustained each summer through the failure of the Con solidated company , to . furnish the re quired power. There is one other company in -Montpelier. the Mad River Electric company furnishing electricity for the stonesheds, and yesterday this company started the steam auxiliary plant at the , Pioneer to take part of the load and save water at the plant on the Mad river. For Golf Championship in Two Classes at Barre Golf Club Links. In the first round for the golf cham pionship of the Carre Golf ' club ve.- terday afternoon, Les!:t dnfi?r.td V. Leith, 2 up; Marricm defeated Hutchin son., 4 up and 2 to play: G. lith de feated Dnniels, 1 up; and James Ilcid. defeated Walsh, 4 up and 3 to play la the second eight, Stuart defeated (.. Ab bott, 3 up and 1 to play; John Reid defeated Rhind, 5 up and 4 to piny; Milne defeated A. P. Abbott, 4 up and l to piny; and Tilden defeated J. R. Mac kay, f up on the 19th hole. These results will bring the following into the semi-finals on Saturday: First eight, Leslie against Marriou and G, Leith against James Reid; second eight, Stuart against John Reid and Milnp ngninst Tilden. The finals will be played off the same day. BURIAL IN HOPE CEMETERY. COLBY UNABLE TO COME. Debate With C. C. Fitts Called Off Ow ing to Daughter's Illness. Brattleboro, Au. 23. E. W. Gibson; one of the state managers of the Pro gressive party, received a telegram from Baiubridge Colby of New Jersey yes terday stating that the latter could not keep his engagement to enter, into a joint debate with Clarke C. Fitts at Halifax on political issues of the Re publican and Progressive parties as ar ranged. Judge Colby stated in his mes sage that his daughter has just under gone a surgical operation and that he is obliged to remain with her. If is not known whether the progressives will substitute auother speaker for the Xew Following Funeral of John C. Allen at Robert Troup's Residence. The funeral of John C. Allen, whose- death occurred at the home of Robert Troup of Xorth Main street late Moil; day night, was held at the house ves- . terday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. it. Xewell, pastor of the Hedding Methodist church, officiating. The bearers were a follows: William Scott. A. K. Xye, George Williamson, George Webster, Walter Warren and Thomas Marr. Mrs. W. X. Grearson sang two selections, and Miss Ethel Inglis played the accom paniments. The burial took place in Hope cemetery. CITY HOSPITAL NOTES. Mrs. Alexander Aitken of 201 East street was taken to the City hospital this afternoon in A. W. Badger 4 Co.'s ambulance for an operation. Mrs. Frank Trow, who has been con fined to the hospital for several weeks, was able to return to her home on Trow hill vesterdnv afternoon. Mrs. Trow condition is much improved. L. 11. Kowell of Jefferson street was taken to the hospital yesterday after noon for treatment.