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THE BARRE DAILY .TIMES. BARRE. VT FRIDAY, AUGUST 30. 1912.
THE BARRE DAILY TIMES ; J'ubliHli';tl -vcry wee Subscriptions: One year, AITGUST30,1 913. day afternoon. $3.00; one lucntli, 2o cent j single ctpy, 1 cent, Entered at the poatoffiee at Barre a fcond-clu matter. .-.' Frank K. Langley, Publisher. liurre's inoreape in number of voters is a welcome sign. Gv. Foss found he had enough on his jflands right in Massachusetts without fining back to Vermont. - The .Xcw York Sun announced that Roosevelt would speak in "Saint Bane.' Not yet, Cut Ihurc is rapidly getting there. Mrs. Boers of Ohio, who waited fori flic president, with a knife, is the kind of a 'person we allow to rim at large and jfirivt it afterwards. MXCOR rO.VTUE TELKGRAIUI CtMIA2ttES.- TJws new postofllcc order prohibiting I ho distr!bi:tiiB of mail in lock boxes on (Sunday in calculated to swell the divi-. tlends of the idegwph companies be rausif of a rush of new business. The inability to get letters to destination t rnssa the dav of arrival falls on Sunday lioiniil to inrreflse the business of sending telegrams. AVc haven't heard of the telegraph companies, private con cerns, planning to elos'o their offices on Sundays or refusing to receive messages. Yet this gortrninenta! department, one of the purposes of which is to prevent exploitation of the public by private concerns, deliberately drives the public into the. hands of those tamo concerns it was supposed to shield them against. Vostmaster-ficiieral Hitchcock has made 'is liberal interpretation of the Sunday no-d:stvibution law and has extended privileges to hotel guests, newspapers 'end "certain clauses of mail that cannot be held until Monday morning without tenons inconvenience to the addressees." 'But if the law is unfair for these classes, it is unfair to all, albeit perhaps in less er degree. The law ought to be revoked at the first opportunity. "TV two gr-reat American spoorts are a good deal alike jxjllytickg an' baseball. They're both played , be proftssyonals, th' teams ar-re r-run be fellows that cuddcit't throw a baseball or stuff a ballot iK'X to save their lives, an ar're on'y, interested in count in' up th" gate receipt." Mr. Dooley JCew York Times. For a political gather ing or a baseball tourna ment, here are the clothes to add weight to your presence and coolness to your judgment. Today special showing of Young Men's Suits, the new English cut, new color effects, $20. JUST RECEIVED A complete line of the . popular Mackinaw Coats for men and women. See Them in Window. We Clean, Press and Rspair Clothing. 174 North Main Street Bane, Vermont The Big Store With the Little Prices. ROOSEVELT AND VERMONT. Vermont campaign audiences ought to have realized ere this that speakers from outside the state, who come hero and tell us what is best for the state to do, are ij be allowed a certain latitude of speech because of their ignorance of local con tlitions and that great reliance should riot be put on their advice for that reason. Generally, Vermont nudiencea take such a view of the situation; they listen carefully to what these orators from other sections of the country have to say, sift it carefully and then vote n knowledge of local conditions dictates ,to them is the best policy They take this course because they know full well that when Vermont is voting on state issues Vermont alone knows bfst what to do, yet the people let the out-of-state speakers have their fling. For that .very reason it 'was fanciful fi r those twenty Rutland county men to issue a challenge to Theodore Roose velt to meet in joint debate on state issues a Vermont champion of the Re publican party who, by reason of long service in official capacity, had hecomu conversant with state conditions. It ,v.as fanciful even to ask Mr. Roosevelt to debate national issues with special reference to their effect on Vermont, jbecause a man who has been engaged in national politics cannot be expected t pay much attenton to little Vermont ;or its wants. Of course, t'ol. Roosevelt couldn't meet ex - Attorney - General Clarke C. Fittg on these grounds, any more than he. can tell Vermonters the best man to elect as their officials. Let lis keep on with our knitting. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR CONG. PLUMLEY'S RECORD. lousness la Cured by HOOD'S PILLS 2!5e. 7aar Hub Rubbers next winter Miss Bertha C. Bau PIANOFORTE TEACHER Member of Musicians' Union Will Resume Teaching After Sept. 1 19 FRANKLIN ST.. TEL. 141-M Men's Work Shoes When you need a pair of work shoes remem ber that theWalk. Over Store has a complete line from $1.50 to $5.00. They are un ion made. See window. A few low shoes left at sale prices. WALK-OVER SHOE STORE 170 North Main Street As Furnished Sec. Alex. Ironside by Sec. . Frank Morrison, A. F. of L. Editor, Rarre Daily Times: Dear Sir: Please find enclosed the record of Con gressman Frank Plumley as furnished me bv See'v Frank Morrison of th American Federation of Labor. It is un fortunate that Congressman Plumley name should have gone forth as being in opposition to the eight-hour bill, along with Senators Lmungnam, ana rage, as we have no mention of such opposition in his record. The rest will speak for itself. . -. Sincerely yours, r Alex, "ironside, Secretary of Vt. State Brunch of the American Federation of Labor. Washington, 1). C June 10, 1012. Mr.' Alexander Ironside, Secretary, Vermont State Branch, 33 Avers street, Barre, Vermont. Dear Sir and Brother: I have your esteemed favor of June 1, in which you furnish me many valuable items concerning the progress you are making in your community and your state in behalf of more and better or ganization of the workers. Replying to that part of your letter in which you ask for the congressional record of Representative Frank Plumley, of the second district of Vermont, I fur nish you herewith his record on meas ures affecting the interests of labor, which have come before the House of Representatives since Mr. Plumley was a member, upon which a record vote has been taken, and from which you will observe that out of seven opportunities to vote upon labor matters, Mr. Plum Icy voted favorably once, unfavorably twice, and recorded as "not voting"' four times. This record you will observe is not only hostile, but extremely negli gent. The following is Mr. Flumlev's record on the measures enumerated:- (1) On June 2. lBlt), the House, while in committee pS the whole, adopted the following amendment bv Hughes of New Jersey, in the section of the sundry civil appropriation lull, making appropriation for the prosecution of violations of the anti-trust law. This proviso was fa vored by labor: "Provided further, That no part of this money shall be spent in the prose cution of any organization or individual for entering into any combination or agreement haying in view the increasing of wages, shortening of hours, or bet tering the conditions of labor, or foe any act done in furtherance thereof not in itself unlawful." On Juno !, this proviso was stricken from the bill when it vras reported to the Senate by the appropriation commit tee. On a reeord vote of 34 "years," Id "nays," and 43 "not voting," the Senate sustained the action of the appropriation committee. One June 21, 1010, a motion was made in the House to iustruct the conferees to insist upon disagreeing with the Senate. The motion carried by a vote of 154 "yeas to lUu "nays," J2 answering "present." and 111) "not voting." This record vote in the House was an en dorsement of its former action in favor of the Hughes amendment when it was added to the bill while the House was in committee of the whole. On this very important measure to labor, Representative Plumley is record ed aa voting "nay," or against labor. On June 23,' 1910, the conferees re ported to the I'wtiae a disagreement o.i this proviso and recommended "that the House recede and concur," which means that the House agree with the Senate and eliminate the Hughes proviso front the hill. The motion carried by a votj of 13S "yeas" to 130 "nays," 18 answer ing "present." and 105 "not votnig." By this vote the House of Representa tive repudiated its former actions taken on .fune 2 and June 21, when it adopted the Hughes amendment and instructed its conferees to retain it in the bill. This last vote was the determining fac tor in which the House of Representa tives placed itself on record as being opposed to any organization or individ ual making an organized effort to in crease wages, to reduce hours, or to bet ter the condition of labor organized or unorganized without running the risk of criminal prosecution under the provi sions of the anti-trust law. On this final and most important vote, Representative Plumley is recorded as voting "yea," or against labor. This wag a very damanine vote to labor. camo lip before the House. This bill, which will stop the lavages of "phossy jaw" among match workers, was advo cated by labor. On this bill Representa tive Plumley is recorded as ''not vot ing. On April 2, 1012, the children's bureau bill came up in the House. This was also favored by labor. Representative Plumley is recorded as voting "yea on this measure. On May 13, 1012, popular election of United States senators. On this measure Representative Plumley is re corded as "not voting." On May 14, 1912, the Clayton injuno' tion bill, H. R. No. 23035, accepted by the American federation of Labor, lim iting the issuance ot injunctions, came up in the House, On the special rule to have this bill take up, and on the final passage of the bill through the House, Representative Plumley is recorded as not voting. It is earnestly desirable that labor and the liberty-loving citizens of your dis trict and your state "will secure the nom ination ot bona fide workmen and advo cates of liberty and justice for all the people, both as candidates lor Longresj and the state legislature. Should this be impossible, then you should ee to it that candidates for nomination beforv the primaries are held shall emphatically declare themselves as to their position upon tho measures in whiqh labor is most vitally interested, and such pros pective members of the state legislature should also further pledge themselves not to vote for any candidate for the United States Senate unless he also em phatically declares himself In favor of these subjects that labor , advocates. The numbers of the bills covering thes subjects in this Congress are: If. R. 23183 and S. H200, anti trust, and H. R. 23U3o, injunction limitation bill. H. R. 5001, convict labor bill. All energies should be centerpd -upon these measures so as to secure the legis lation amending the anti-trust law and to correct the evils arising from the injunction abuse. In these measures the rights and liberties of the workers aro essentially involved. Ihere are many other bills of great importance before Congress, but the ones mentioned are really the most important and upon which it is most essential for candidates to declare themselves. Hoping that this may be of service, I remain, fraternally yours, Frank Morrison , -. Secretary, American Federation of Labor. FAVORS JOHN W. GORDON. "A. B. C." Replies to Letter of "X. V. Z.' on City Representative Question. Mr. Editor: I have resd Mr. X. Y. Z.'s articleZ pub lished in your issue of the 20th and won der if the man whom I was contemplat ing voting for was guilty of committing all the sins therein laid at his door, and accordingly I have investigated the mat ter for the purpose ol ascertaining the truth. In the first place, the old water ques tion Is a thing of the past and has Ion.; since been laid away to enjoy us ever lasting sleep. We are to-day facing the future, which contains enough for ut all. The East Barre system referred to was never condemned by any board of health, Jor is it true that five hundred people were made sick from drinking ts contaminated waters, it may be that someone died during tljoes days, but Is it not true that people have been dying for centuries and will continue to die, and if they refrain from drinking the waters of the Goodhue plant or of River street it will not save themt Can any one but wise Mr. X. Y. Z. say that the ctuse of their deaths came from East Barre! Did he sail upon the same vessel that he claims typhoid germs sailed upon, and was be captain of that ves sel If so, let him produce his register, so thaj, we may know who his associates are. The only minister who died anywhere near the time referred to was a. w. Jnoes, pasior of the Univerealist church, nd he died, Jan. 19, 1898, and the Good hue svstem was not purchased until Mav 24, 1808.8 And it is a fact that the house that the pastor, B. W. Jones, oc cupied was not supplied with water from the East Bare plant, but was sup plied with spring water coming from a private system. Yet, Mr. WiseMan mys the purchase of the i.aat liarre plant caused the death of this pastor! It is also a fact that after Mr. Gor don became mayor of the city of Barre tee water from the fcast Harre system ww used only for about two days, and then upon notice to the users that they must boil the water before using it. And further the right to extend this plant from East Barre was completed by Mr. Gordon's successor and in accordance with a vote of the citizens of Barre. So much for the water question. Would it not be wise for Mr. X. Y. Z. to think about the slain five hundred and prepare himself for the future by refraining from telling false statements and by doing good? "Vote for John!" Mr. X. Y. Z. further says that Mr. Gordon made and - signed the contract with the "trolley car company." Xjw It is an undisputed fact that Mr. Gordon had notthing to od with this contract. It waa approved by E. , L. Smith as ruavor Feb. 10, ISOfi, more than three weeks before Mr. (Gordon was elected mayor of the city of Barre. After this fianchisc waa granted to the railway company, the company attempted to lay its track through the streets of Barr wherever it desired, and it was to John W. Gordon that th board of aldermen applied for relief. He obtained an in junction restraining the company from extending its tracks until it had widened North Main street in accordance with its agreement. How is this for Mr. Wise-Man T "Vote for John." Mr. X. Y. Z. says that the bills drawn by Mr. Gordon at the last session of the legislature were so learned that he could not read them, but he does not say what was the matter With him at ti time. Surely if he could read the writ ings of the East Barre typhoid germs he ought to be able to re.id good old Anglo-Saxon language. No bill that was drawn by Mr. Gordon was killed or returned on account of the way in which it was drawn. "Vote for John." At the tail end of Mr. X. Y. Z.'s ar ticle he says that "it is well to call to mind the fact that Mr. Gordon was once a staunch Democrat." Is it not true that he was once a boy, and U it not aUo true that many congress men and governors have changed their politics. "A wise man changes his mind, a fool never." But is it not also a fact that Mr. X. Y. Z. is supporting a can didate for governor and a candidate for president who have voted the Republi can ticket. Can he condemn one man for changing" hia mind and commend an other for doing the same thing t , No one can despuite the "fact but that John W. Gordon's abilities as a speak er are recognized throughout the state. involving the employer and the employe and has done much to change the sen timent in which the old common law doctrines were born. For' many years at legislative hearings and before dif ferent organizations in different parts of the state he has spoken in favor of a change ia these laws that they might become more humane and just. Although he has spent much time in preparing addresses on the subject of these laws he has never asked for compensation. What other man in the city of Barre could have argued the cause of labor as he did before our last legislature T Who will claim that there is another man in the city of Barre who , in as , well qualified as Mr. Gordon is to take up the work that will necessarily come be fore the legislature of 1012? There ia one other view which ought to be taken into ronsideration as it, i of interest to every voter in the city of Barre.' Our city is the third larg est and most thriving in the. state and the old town' ef Barre Was always a considerable town, yet more than a cen tury has passed since a citizen of Barre has received recogniton by election or appointment in the more important state and federal offices. ' Do we want to continue to be a cipher on the political map? Whose fanl is ft? A town or city is a platform on winch one must stand to get a hearing. And it is through these Chaitnels thst he must travel in order to reach higher po sitions and if you knock a man off the platform as soon as he may strvni a chance of reaching a higher position, V'e will continue to be unreeoirnized as we have been in the past. You do not se lect a doctor to cut a statute or a stonecutter to amputate a leg. A law book is not the qualification of a law yer, or .the Bible the qualification of a minister. . I raining and preparation are taken into account in every other bus iness. Why should it not bs -o in pol itics ? It is Barre that we want to look out for and it is Barre that we want the state to look to. We have u man who has the qualifications. Let us make use of him by electing Mr. Gordon to the legislature and later place him in Congress. Many of the papers of to day are advocating the election of John W, Gordon as speaker of the ITauo of Representatives, and as our governor two years hence. And, if the voters of Barre will but do their part we shall not say on next 'Tuesday that such will not be the case and that Barre will never be thus honored? This question must be answered by every voter as he casts his sacred ballot. "Vote for John." A. B. C, MONTPELIER. Dr. A. B." Bisbee and Mr. M. F. Me Quire sail to-morrow from 'Montreal for the British isles, where they intend to spend a montn or more, aevot,mg me time particularly to the visiting of the principal hospitals, sanatoriums and medical institutions on the islands. ! Superintendent of Streets Roberts Is using 90 per cent, asphalt oil as binder for the new macadam Toad being laid on Main street. While this has been extensively tried in other cities, it ia aa experiment here. One coat of oil is laid on the lower layer of coarse stone chip and the second coat is between the No. 2 stone and the granite dust which forms the top layer. Mr. Roberts thinks the use of the' oil will increase the wearing properties of the road. Caramel Ice cream at Kendrick's. Good Values 8 bars Lennox Soap ; for - - - 25c 7 bars Babbitt's Soap for - - - 25c 4 packages Krinkle Corn Flakes 25c 3 cans Sweet Corn for - - - 25c 2 pounds of Peanut . Butter for - 25c Large size Lamp Chimney - 05c Safurdav Last lay To Buy Ready to Wear Goods on Second Floor; all reduced. Ladies' Coats, Separate Skirts, Rain Coats, Ladies Silk Dresses, White Dresses, Silk Waists, House Dress es, Linen Dresses, Children's Gingham Dresses, Hats, Bonnets, all our Muslin Underwear, Gauze Under wear, Ladies' Petticoats, Kimonas. - Next Week We Open Our New Fall Goods Saturday Sale Wash Goods Gingham Sale One hour, 10 to 11 A. M. Saturday we will sell 8c Check Ginghams at 5cper yard. 10 yards to each customer. Sale all Day Saturday Silks and Fancy Wash Goods. These are pretty goods for waists and dresses at all times of the year. Sold at 25c to 50c a yard, your choice Saturday at 14c per yard. F. A. Nichols & Son HO. BARRE GROCER "A Dose in Time Saves Nine" This is the time of year when you may have bowel troubles. Our Blackberry Cordial Cures Bowel Troubles Good for children and grown people; prevents diarrhcea, dysentery and other bowel troubles. v It costs 25 cents a bottle and may save you many gfc J fl tf g fl p .ft p p I D. F. DAVIS, "The Druggist 262 North Main Street Barre, Vermont Notice These Specials Ladies' Whipcord Skirts at $1.98. Black Skirts made on new model $1.98. Other big values at $2 75, 4.50, 4.98 up. Black Petticoats at 49c, 69c, 79c, 98c up. 19c Huck Towels, at 12 l-2c each. Pure Linen Towels, at 1 lc each. Separate White Skirts, to close, at 75c each. 25c Corset Covers, trimmed with hamburg, at 19c House Dresses at 89c, $1.19, 1.39 up. 5.00 Silk Dresses t close at $3.98. $5.98 Linen Dresses to close at $3.98. Final clean up on Waists, 50c, 79c and $1.00. Buy your Bed Sheets, Pillow Slips, Bed Spreads and Cotton Goods. These goods will be higher. What we have in stock will be sold at present price. Buy your new Fall Ginghams, Percales, Sweaters- just received. Oemooretio "any iraum AND Irn ID) 0 Jr lag rasing ! -. . , on' Friday Evening. Aug. 30th ON MAIN STREET, BARRE, VT. At 7.30 o'clock To be followed by speaking in the Opera House at 8. SPEAKERS: . Hon. Harland B. Howe Candidate for Governor, and Hon. Dudley F. Malone Law partner of Senator O'Gorman of New York Rugs at a Great Discount We have about 100 Rugs of different sizes and quality that were left over from ur spring line and to close them out will sell at the following prices: Our $4. 75 Axminster Rug $2. 98 Our 2.75 Axmintcer Rugs 1.98 Our 1. 25 Tapestar Rue 98c and many other equally good rug bargains. Also our SI. 15 Velvet Carpets at, per yard .98c Our IL10 Tapestry Carpets, per yard 89c All of our Wool Carpets at. per yard ...49c UEI US SHOW YOU A. W. BADGER & CO., 1 Furniskinr Undertakers and Embaliaers TBS BEST Or AMBILAXE SEBTMt Telp 447-11 Km Block Music will be furnished by the Barre Citizens Band For Saturday, Aug. 3 1 On March 23, 1012, the match bill lie has treated a variety of subieeU Four-quart Heavy Retinned Dinner Pail, with three apartments and Cup 35 CemiUs Sale Begins at One O'clock Only one Pail to a customer f REYNOLDS & SON HARDWARE, QUARRY AND MILL SUPPLIES, BARRE, VT. 8