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VOL. XVI-NO. 143.
Bull Moose Candidate for Pres
4 ident of the United States
. Spent an Hour Here During
His Whirlwind Tour of Ver
' mont.
Colonel Was Given Hearty Re-
j ception In the Interval Be
fore His Arrival Progressive
Candidate for Governor
Spoke. "
Theodore Roosevelt, former president
j if the United States and candidate for
(the same honor this year in the newiy
I made Progressive party, formed at Chi-
tago, spent an hour in Barre to-day and
' was greeted bv a throng of 8,000 people
v ho were massed in the east side of the
ititv park triangle,
i the Colonel came by automobile from
, St. Johnsbury, where last night he closed
;a strenuous day's campaign of his three
day tour through Vermont. His arrival
,was at 10:10 o'clock, which was nn hour
i after the schedule. The crowd had been
waiting for longer than the hour, but
' the local committee Of arrangements had
, previously received word that his depart
urc from St. Johnsbury was to be de
Jayed until 8:30 o'clock, thus giving him
a good night s rest.
' At 8:30he left the Scale town in the
; . automobile of Dr. H. Nelson Jackson of
- 'Burlington, which, had transported him
'through the greater part of his tour of
.tlift state. The trip over the hills was
, made in "good time,' andwa-'Wirh-i'
'11 J 1 . M I ...A 11
juyea oy ,ine. Kirmej- pri'sinent.. ,ue was
accompanied by an Associated Press rep
resentative and personal attendants.
ITis arrival in Barre was unannounced,
as the carrying automobile crept up a.i
!i but deserted Main street; but a few
cheers-here and there told the waiting
multitude at the' foot" of ' Washington
street that the famous Bull Mooser had
i come. : . . . .
i The car, was at once driven to the resi
dence of Dr. C. P. Camp, which is Just
! opposite the -Church -street- achoothou,
where the speaking stand was located.
"(This, move was a disarrangement of
r1 plan, as it lihd'becft intended to' stop at
" the City, hotel,, but the sight of the
i ;,' gaily-decorated Camp residence may have
misdirected the 'driver of the car, as hs
went straight past the hotel. - Never-
-s thclcv8s,,tbe .rrcsptkin, at .the.Camp.te.si-J
rience was most. heartv, as A. W. Allen
'.of tbe local commHtce was there. The
1 Colonel was-cheered,-and he waved-his
.'hnt in acknowledgement and showed
,"iwt- famous set of teeth.
i "He was "ufliVrW 'ihtd 'fli'e" house "a'n'.r
lafter a short stop emerged, entered the
; waiting - automobile and was whisked
"around the park and up South Main
iStreet to the rear of the edifice, as the
i crowd was so solidly packed in the street
'that it would have been' difficult to get
through. On mounting the platform,
I Col. Roosevelt was enthusiastically
'.cljepred ajid.mjny wave! their hats ami
J some their bandannas. The ex- president
showed and waved the black fedora hat
'with undiguised pleasure, and after shuk
; ing hands with tbe members of the com
mittee on the platform he was seated for
ia few momenta.
One of the feature which met his gar.e
'ss he looked about was a sign in huge
. black letters attached to the building
'just over his head. The sign read: "lxt
the People Rule." The stand was other
wise decorated with the national colors.
1 -- '
Candidate for President of the Progres
. sive Party. Who Spoke in
Barre To-day.
strides made by the Progressive party
since the convention in July, and he
referred to Roosevelt's trip through Ver
mont and of the enthusiasm which he
had stirred up. They call him a "dan
gerous man" in some places in Vermont,
declared. the speaker, but the same senti
ment is not held in the country at large.
They call him a "dictator." but if he ever
dictated it was in behalf of the people
against the bosses.
While Rev. Mr. Mctzger was speaking,
the platform was occupied by Dr, Bar
nett, R. A. ltnar, 8. D. Allen, J. P. Marr
and Edward Ward, local members of the
Bull Moose party. .
Roosevelt's Speech.
Rev. Mr. Metzger introduced the
speaker by saying, "Here is Colonel
Roosevf It ; , he needs no . introduction."
The Colonel said in part: "My friends,
men and women of Vermont, I amglal
to have a chance 'of coming to your
state to make my plea for your rights.
I believe that no greater cause has been
championed by any man since the Civil
warand to i jef ujiar, degree,! am en:
ablod to make my plea of good citizen
ship. We appeal to every man,1 regard
less of party , affiliations of the past.
We, stand for the fundamentals of good
government and because your state con
test is an uncommon,, state ..contest, I
have come to address you.
"Men have come to me within the last
few days and said, Ve are going to
vote our state ticket next Tuesday and
east oursballot for you in November.'
My reply is that they are not for me!
You are not helping me, I said, and
you are not helping my cause. People
outside won't know how you intend to
vote in November, if you stick to this
plan at the polls next, Tuesdav. Vote
your party ticket without regard to the
cause of Progressivism in September and
you, will give heart-balm to every reac
tionary in the land. If you fail to begin
your support of right principles the coin
ing week,, you will bring joy to many
foes who are turning their eyes ou the
outcome in Vermont. " "
f One Huce Mass of People.
Massed in front of the platform wa,i
probably the largest audience ever gath
' ered together in Barre. The double
' r reet-r-Cliurcli pnd "Washington was
, parked full of huminity; the eastern end
"f th piirk hld hundreds and the
! cli'inh lawns and steps were occupied
'villi others of the eager throng. They
bud become somewhat wearied with their
lni'g a:t; but the tinie had liren passed
nith listening to the strains of the Birre
; Citizens' band, which was for.-ed to go
jtlirouj'h a considerable part of its reper
toire because of the delayed arrival ff
' the speaker. The band started playing
at R:4., and from then until 10:13 it
. k"?' it up with intervals of rest.
' The crowd was well handled by Chief
; Sincl-iir and an augmented police force.
'Traffic squads kept teams, automcbiles
" and bicycles off all the streets leading
'.Ma the spcakine stand, thus avoiding
"much of the confusion which might have
been incident to the event. When Col.
"Roosevelt mounted the stand, a cordon
of police kept the throng back a reason
-.able distance from the platform.
Business was practically suspended
during the Colonel's visit, and many of
r.u granite plants let their men out for
the; opportunity to see the only living
ex-president. Trains and street cars
'brought large loads of poople, while
'runtry people from miles around drove
in, ana auiomonues iransportea oiners
Jfrom even greater distances.
Rer. Metxger "Filled In."
While the crowd was waiting for
; Roosevelt to arrive, Rev. Fraser Metrger,
, the Progressive candidste for governor,
t filled in with an impromptu speech, being
(introduced by Rev. J, W. Rarnett of
Barre, Mr. Metzger told of the rapid
A Fling at Penrose and Archbold.
' "Take" 'f :r Instance Penrose -and his
side partner, Archbold. What a precious
coupler It is' men of their stamp who
are going to be glad that you vote as
those men told : ine they were going to
vote, giving happiness to every. Penrcs
And every Archbold in the. country.
Those, men object to me for reasons that
are partly personal and I can say this
without too much flattery.; Their chief
objection is because I am in g'lod faith,
because I am trying to st:.nd for you
and attempting to make general the
right of the people to rule.. I am trying
to bring nearer the day when social and
industrial justice shall be parceled out
to all alike in this Und of ours. Mea
of the stamp of Penrose and Archbold
know that if the people really get con
trol of the governmental agencies in
this nation, their days are over. They
know the cause for which we stand and
they are striving against that which will
rule out the boss as a permanent politi
cal agency: We do not say that our
plans are infallible. Their successful
fulfillment depends entirely upon tlie
people. We know that under our plat
form, if you want to make our govern
ment good, you can do go.' And if you
want to keep bad people out of power,
you can do so.
"Under the present system, the boas'
r tains hi almost limitless power wheth
er or not the people so desire. In Penn
sylvania, as in three out of. every four
states, I beat the bosses. We carried
the people,, but the .bosses carried the
national committee. I carried Washing
ton and 1 carried Arizona, by a 0 to 1
majority, but the, bosses carried thore
states against me. They stole 00 votes
end would have stolen 100, if necessary.
Now what concerns me is to get a chance
for the people to say for themselves what
they want. Before, the primaries 1 said
tljat if the people decided against me,j
f would have nothing to say: but if the:
bosses decided against me I would surely
have something to say. I am saying it.
"Tbey Stole the Nomination."
"They stole the nomination from me,
but that isn't the most consequenti.il
aspect of " the whole affair. They stole
from the people, tole brazenly, and
now, friends, I wish you would read the
Progressive platform and compare it
with platforms of the two old parties.
Yon will find two vital points upon which
we differ. First, we face new issues
of to-day and not the issues of th?
buried past. You won't find planks in
the old platforms that deal with labor
as ours do. Our second point of dispar
ity is that we make definite promises
and promise nothing we cannot fulfill.
Take, for instance, what we stand for
in the way of social and industrial jus
tice. We call explicitly for an eight-
hour day for women workers. . And we
don't say we stand for it with the
knowledge that the higher eourts of tbe
nation will declare it unconstitutional.
.We claim that the people have the right
to say and to make their representatives
respond to their well-thought-out senti
ment, and that the people shall say
whether the courts shall be instruments
for defrauding our social justice., In
New. )ork we , passed a law limiting
women's working hours to ten, with no
work to be performed a iter 1) o clock n
niaht. It wasn t the best law ever
passed, but the best that could be passed
under the circumstances. And yet the
New York court of apjieals declared our
law to be unconstitutional. Well, ,w
are croine to have the riebt to cut worn
en's hours down to less than ten and
to keep them from working nights at all
Ann we are going to contenu tnat-tn
people have the right to say whether
that law shall be enforced.
"In the same way we are declaring
law dealing with continuous industries
whereby there shall be one day of rest
for every one, and three shifts of eight
hours each, instead of two shifts of t
hours. We are going to declare agains
the labor of children and that prisoners
shall have their earnings applied to the
support of their families. When I was
police commissioner in ;New York
brute who beat up his wife was put In
lail for thirty days, well fed during thi
period, while his wife and children were,
almost starving. I would have liked to
hurt him physically, but that was im
possible, of course. We can't do that,
so we will make such people work and
give their wife and children the benefit
of their labors.
"I. Am Unconstitutional," They Say.
""These are concrete proposals of wha
we actually intend to do, and we can
and will do them if we get into power,
hvery performance is judged by the per
formanee of the past. You have heard
many assaults upon me. Chief among
these la the contention that I am nncon
stitutional, with reference to the pur
chase of Panama lands, the settlement
of the coal strike. Just a word about
the latter incident.
"Back during the big coal strike I got
in touch with the miners, lhe owners
told me that I couldn't interfere. " But
I did interfere. The governor of Mas-
ebusetts appealed to me to avert the
disaster which impended if the strike
were not settled, and 1 made up my
mind that I would be a derelict to my
duty if I hesitated because I could find
only the spirit and not the letter of
tlie law to bring about the settlement,
I was president at the time, and I made
up my mind to avert this disaster which
so imminently threatened the people
met the miners and the owners, but the
first conference did not amount to any
thing, although the miners behaved bet
ter than the owners. I must say. Well
1 got old General Scofield put in com
mand of soldiers and told the mine own
erg that I would run the mines as their
receiver and. that the miners would come
back at their old wages while I had
the differences amicably settled by an
arbitration commission. W ord of my
plans reached the operators, and they
came back lit much better spirits, i ou
know much or the remainder; in WHRet
barre, a report in which both the owners
and the laborers .were interested, stated
that conditions in the coal district were
much improved. "
"I believe that this is the kind of
stewardship which a president should ex
ercise, and it is this spirit of progress
which is the life of the platform .upon
which I stand. It is the only platform
whose promises can be performed, and
it is the onlv platform which promises
social justice to'all people. .
Not Attacking Capital.
"The statement that I am attacking
capital is all bosh. I will stand by cap.
ital as long as it is in danger of injus
ticc, but it must deal justly in turn.
I have been much amused by an assault
made upon me by t'enrose and Archbold,
But I will not deal with the personal
assault. Lpon receipt of the- news, I
immediately wired the sub-committee at
Washington and asked for a hearing,
Only one member could find i convenient
tj hear me: the rest were suddenly
called elsewhere. That one member wan
Senator, Clapp; he speaks in Montpelier
to-night, and I advise von to heir him,
AU'other members scattered to the four
winds of the heaven, and Archbold of a
sudden felt called to go to Europe. I
have written a letter to each of these
men, which will be ready for the press
next Monday. I hope it will be given
the widest publicity. I hope that even
the newspapers that have been retained
on, the other side will print it as a niat
tcr of newst I do not ask them to favor
me editorially, but simply request them
to forget Wall street long enough to
print ths news.
"The Penrose and Archbold affair is
really an attack on a man who is dead.
I would call your attention to the testi
mony of Penrose and Archbold.
"Penrose advised the Standard Oil to
contribute to the campaign bccnuse it
didn't want to incur the hostility of tbe
administration. I have repeatedly stated
that I am never hostile to any corpora
tion so long as it is honest. Why, then,
would the Standard Oil company .stand
in 'fear of hostility? Because it was
strictly honest T The testimony of these
two partners shows they paid -money
only to escape being held accountable
for disobeying the law. And now they
are Bimply complaining because they
didn't get what they paid for!
"I wish I could stay longer and delve
deeper into the reasons why the Pro
gressive movement deserves your sup
port. We appeal to every business man,,
every farmer, every wage earner and
every man in Vermont, if he is honest
to his state 'and honest with himself,
to- consider these things. If he wants
to be ruled by bosses or if ho feels he
can't rule himself, then we want him
to stay with the party of the bosses,
where he . belongs. But if .you feel you
can take part in self-soernment. then
I ask vou to comer with us. Young
men and old, veterans of the Civil war.
who fought for Abraham Lincoln and
people's rights, we ask you to face the
future and stand with us because we
are standing for you and bringing near
the day of social and industrial jus
tice." " .
If That Is the Case in Barre City Rep
resentative Contest the Polls Will
Be Opened Immediately on
Notice from City Clerk.
The Vermont biennial election will be
held next Tuesday, Sept, 3. In'Barre
the polls will open at o'clock 'in the
morning; and in tlie election for city
representative will remain open until .1
in the afternoon, while the polls will
close on the state and eounty elections
at 5 o'clock.
In case there should be no election
for city representative on the first bal
lot, Clerk Mackay will so announce
from tlie city clerk's office after re
ceiving the election returns from the
various wards and having them certi
fied to, after which the clerk will no
tify the ward olflcers that there, was
no election and authorize them to re
open the ballot lioxes for two -hours
for a second ballot, stating'the time for
the re-opening and the time for clos
ing. Majority is required to elect.
The candidates for city representa
tive are: Democratic and Labor party,
Richard Grigg; Republican, John W.
Gordon; Progressive. Alex. Gordon; So
cialist, Thomas-C. Mercer,-.
The Candidates. . " !
The various state and county tickets
to be voted for are as. follows:
Republican Party.
For srovernor Allen M. Fletcher of
For lieutenant coventor Frank E.
Howe of Bennington.
For state treasurer Edward II. Deav
itt of Montpelier. ,
For secretary of state Guy W, Bail
ey of r.ssex.
ior auditor of accounts Horace
Graham of Ctaftsbury.
For attorney-general Rufus E. Brow
of Burlington.
For representative to Congress, sec
ond district J? rank l'lumley of North
For senators Fred L. Laird of Mont
pelier, E. B. House of Berlin, George W,
Wallis of Waitsfleld.
For assistant judges of county court
William J. Clapp of Barre City, George
If. Dale of aterhury.
For judge otprobate, district of Wash
ington Frank J. Martin of Barre City
For states attorneyJ, Ward Car
ver of ISarre City.
For sheriff Frank II. Tracy of Mont
J-or high bailiff Arch Jatchclder of
Plainfield. - . .
Democratic Party.
For governor Harlan B. Howe of St
ror lieutenant governor Herbert C
Comings of Iiichford.
For state treasurer Martin A. Hrown
of Wilmington.
For secretary of state Jeremiah V.
Durick of Fair Haven.
For auditor of accounts Lewis W,
Johnson of Burlington.
For attorney-general- Hurton E. Bail
ey of Montpelier.
For representative to Congress,, second
district O. C. Sawyer of Sharon.
For senators Ir. M. F. McUmre of
Montpelier. A. L. Hewitt of Berlin, F. C
Luce of W aterburv.
For assistant judges of county court
George II. Hastings of Waitsfield,-Dr,
H. S. Carves of Marshneld.
F'or judge of probate, district of Wash
ington Frank J. Martin of Barre City,
For state attorney Harry C. Shurt-
leff of Montpelier. ,
lor sheriff P. H. Rrown of Rarre,
For high bailiff-M. K. Price of Mid
dlesex, f
Socialist Party.
governor Fred W. Suitor
Central House and Dwelling De
stroyed and Church Damaged
Flamea Were Discovered Shortly After 3
O'clock This Morning, and They Made
Rapid Progress, Through the Build
ingNo One Was Injured.
For lieutenant gotcrnor Allen
Bourdon of Woodstock.
F'or state treasurer John McMillan of
lor secretary of state W illiam Heal
ev of Webstervillc.
For auditor of accounts John M. Jew
ell of Proctorsville,
For attorney-general Alphonso D.
Kimball of Hardwick. .
F'or representative to Congress, sec
ond district Chester E. Ordway of Proctorsville.
F'or senator William Seott of Barre,
John Callahan of Barre, John McWil
Hams of Graniteville. .
For assistant judges of county court-i-
George Rock of East Barre, Carl S. Nute
of Barre.
For judge of probate, district of Wash
ingtott John Gumming of Barre. i
-John Ilealey of Granite.
Davidson of
Miss Effiie MeFarlane and Ray E.
Rich of Williamstown were married at
that place yesterday bj- Rev. John
Irons, pastor of the Congregational
church.- They left for Burlington and
vicinity to-day on a weeding trip.
Vermont Mutual policyholders vare
asked to remember that assessments are
due on or before. September J. R,'G.
Robinson, agent. o' , yt, si
For sheriff-
F"or high bailiff John
Prohibition Party.
For governor Clement F. Smith
For lieutenant governor Fred A. Col
ins of St. Albans,
F'or state treasurer F.ugene M. Camp
bell of Lyndonville.
For secretary of state Arthur S. Gal
lup of Htirhngton. ' " .
or auditor of accounts tieorge l.
Thrall of Rutland. '
For attornev-general Roney M. Har-
ey of Montpelier. ;
ror representative to Congress, second
istrict Ilmer F. Phillips of St. Johns
bury. i
progressive rarty.
F'or governor Fraser Met.ger of Ran
tor lieutenant governor M. U. Asel-
tine of Fairfield.
For state treasurer Harry S. How
ard of Burlington,
For secretary of state John M. Blake
of Barton, -y
For auditor of accounts Ernest W.
Gibson of Brattleboro.
For attorney-general Richard A. Hoar
of Barre. -
That of Mrs. Raymond Gokey at St.
Monica's Church To-day.
The funeral of Mrs. Raymond Gokey,
who died Thursday as the result of in
juries received in a runaway accident
near the E. K. Nye farm on the Plain
field road, was . held this morning, the
services being at the St. Monica's church.
Rev. P. M. MeKenna, pastor of the
church, officiated at the funeral mass.
The St. Jean De Baptiste society, of
which Mrs. Gokey was a member, at
tended in a body. The interment was
made in the Catholic cemetery on Beck
ley hill. The following acted as bear
ers: t.eorge ioKey, renx uouirice, ret
er LaForrest, Joseph DcCoteau, Joseph
Bombard and J. Lemni.
Woodsville,N. II., Aug. 31. The Cen
tral house was destroyed, the Episco
pal church was badly damaged and a
dwelling house in the rear of the hotel
was destroyed in a fire which raucd in
the heart of this place at an early
hour toIay, tbe loss being in the vicin
ity of $25,000,
'The fire broke out shortly after 3
o'clock and probably started in the kitch
en of the hotel. The flames spread rap
idly through that structure and then
communicated to the dwelling house in
the rear and to the church. . The house
was occupied by Engineer Bagley of the
Montpelier & Wells River railroad. The
hotel was owned by Chester Abbott,
and the insurance on the property was
$9,000. No one -yna injured. '
Under Instructions From Head of De
'partment to Postmaster Bisbee.
The policy of the Barre postoffice un
der the new law relating to Sunday
closing is outlined in the following com
munication from Postmaster Bislee todays
Editor of The Times: The postoffice
appropriation act passed by Congress
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1913,
"That hereafter postoffices of the first
and second classes shall not be open on
Sundays for ths purpose of delivering
mail to the general public, but this pro
vision shall not prevent the prompt de
livery of special delivery mail.
This law and its effect ou business
has been discussed to a considerable
extent; and has been sometime referred
to as an 'order" of the postoffice de
partment; but it is a law enacted by
The instructions sent out by the post-
office department for the guidance of
postmasters are as follows: '
"Lnder this law you will close tlie
general delivery, carriers' windows and
lock boxes, and discontinue all deliv
eries hy camera on Mindav.
While the- letter of instructions -eon
tain directions as to the treatment of
mail in trahsit, and other matters that
do not pertain to the work of this office,
It contain the only orders received at
this office from the department, per
taining to the matter,
To close the lock boxes to the gen
eral public at this office, means to close
the lobby to the public. I'ntil other
wise instructed the lobby to this office
will not lie opened to the public on Sun
days. The city letter carriers will make
their usual Sunday collection from the
street boxes, and that mail will be dis
patched as usual. .
Mail arriving with special delivery
stamp attached will be delivered by mes
senger, as heretofore, on Sundays.
reward W . Bisbee,
L. 0. Allen and His Racer Al Harris for
Allen's Alleged Abusive Language to
"Starter Upton at Midaiebury.
Middlcbury, Aug. 31. Yesterday was
the fourth and last day of the great
Addison eounty fair and it w-as a reel let
ter day for the lovers of good clean
races, as evetv one of the events adver
tised was exciting enough and close
enough to keep the great crowd inter
ested to the very end. It was estimated
that there were between 8,000 and 10,000
present. ' 1
x he nying machine nights bv George
Schmidt' were again the feature of th
hippodrome events yesterday, Schmidt
made two flights and at the conclusion
of the last one he continued on to Rot
und his home, making the trip from the
fair grounds to Rutland in 27 minutes.
h. O. Allen and his horse Al Harris
were suspended by starter Fred T'pton
fiora the National Trotting association
for one vear, for allcircl abusive lan
guage to Upton during the 2:25 pace.
Provided the Weather Is Auspicious a
Big Observance of tbe Day Will
Be Held Hugh Frayne Is
Speaker of the Day. , !
The annual celebration of Labor day
in this city and vicinity is to lie ob
served Monday at Intercity park. At
the meeting of the Central Labor union
last night the final arrangements were
completed for the observation and it i
anticipated that the event will be the
most successful in the annals of the
bodv, providing the weather is auspicious,
At the park sports and games will be
held and in the evening a grand Labor
dav ball has been arranged.
I here will be two baseball games
played with the Rarre Athletic club of
this city participating in both of them,
J he i'.ast Uarre Atliletie club will be
the opponents of the local aggregation
in the forenoon, the game cammenciiig
at 10:30. The afternoon contest will
be started at 4:15, the Logan Squares
of Montpelier, which team defeated the
strong JIardwick A. C. at Hardwick
this week, will cross bats with the
B. A, C. The choosing of an official to
act as umpire for the games has not been
determined. ,
Between ' the hours of the baseball
games tbe field and track athletic events
will be contested. Running broad jump,
running high jump, hop, step and jump,
boys' race, girls' race and the 100-yard
dash will comprise the branches to be in
dulged in. Of interest to a great num
ber will be the1 football competition
for the state championship for five-aside
teams. The Graniteville Chips,
Rangers, Bonaccords, South End A., and
South End B., will struggle to obtain
the championship honors. There will be
various amusement stands erected on
the grounds and shooting and quoiting
will be in order.
In the afternoon at 1:30 Hughe
Frayne, the speaker of the day, will
liver an address on "vital issues of
labor issues. F'ravne is a general or
ganizer of the American Federation of
Labor and is known throughout the
country as one of the most fluent and
well-posted orators connected With the
national labor body.
The Barre Citizens' band will leave
this city at noon, boarding the car
at south end and riding through to
Montpelier. The musicians will dispense
music while progressing through the
main thoroughfare of this city and do
ing likewise at Montpelier.
The accommodations for transporta
tion to the grounds are excellent. The
traction company has promiied the nec
essary cars to facilitate the travel going
and coming. , For the benefit of those in
the town a special train will be sent
over the Barre railroad from East Barre,
Websterville and Graniteville. The train
will leave East Barre at 8:45 a. m.,
Boutwell's at 9:05 a. m.,-Webstervillc
at 8:10. arriving in this city at 9:35
a. m. X lie train returning will leave
this city at 8 p. m. .
The award for the shooting comneti
tion will be a $4.00 pair of shoes, the
event being jOpea to all.; Tbe .first foot'
ball game will be started at 12 o'clock.
lhe refreshment committee composed
of Silvia Cardi, Arthur L. Fierce and
George Richards have arranged to have
it possible for the picnickers to procure
refreshments of ail kinds from stalls
that have been erected.
The day's celebration will be brought
to a fitting close with a grand ball at
the Howland hall. Riley's popular full
singing orchestra will furnish music for
the dancing.
The committee in charge of the sports
ia as follows: Fred Suitof, John S. Mo
Donald. James Gall and W. D. Smith,
The following compose the grounds com
mittee: James (all, John Callahan,
John Hjom and Henry Powers.
' -.
P oncing Taxation Methods!
Democratic Candidate for Governor Alsd
Poured Some Hot Shot at Public Serv- )
ice Com. Redmond D. F. Ma one j
, of New York Other Speaker. J
Francis McLeary left this noon for
St Johnsbury, where be was "called to
attend the funeral of his grandfather.
Mrs. Mary Garvev of Upper Pearl
street left to-day for St. Albans, where
he will visit for several days as the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Marnon
of that place. " ; .
(iordon Smith of (.-anadiagua. . i.,
rrived in this city last night for sev
eral days' visit with friends.
A. J. Snyder of Brooklyn, N. Y., a
former resident of this citv, arrived
here yesterday for an indefinite visit.
J. V. McDonald of Hill street left
ast night for Keith, P. O.. where he
was called by the death of bis uncle,
Angus MeTver.
All those who have presented their
name or thosv intending to go on the
ride -to Berlin pond under the auspices
of the Epwortii league are requested to
meet at the Methodist church Monday
morning at 0 o'clock.
Hv. and Mrs. Albert Abbott, who have
been visiting in the city for the past
few weeks at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
William Olliver of Glenwood avenue, r?
turned to-day to Peacham.
Thomas Davidson of New York, for
some time clerk at the Waldorf Aitoria
hotel, arrived In this city last night for
few weeks visit at the home of his
Rarl forsell, the noted eornetist, will
render sevpral solos at the French estate
land sale Monday.
By Central Labor Union From the Va
rious Churches of Barre.
The communication from all the
churches of Barre, signed by Rev. George
11. Holt, for the other pastors, extend
ing an invitation to all laboring men
to attend services at some of the Barre
churches to-morrow evening, was read
and accepted last night at the regular
meeting of the Lentral Labor union.
All the pastors have chosen subjects of
interest to laboring men and each hopes
for a goodly hearing.
i he proposed telephone operators bill
was received and read and, met with
the approver of those present.
I he meeting also voted that steps
should be taken to secure the service
of Keir Hardi of England, M. P., who
is now travelling through part of this
country on a lecture and observation
tour. It was the voice of the meet
ing to commence communications and
obtain his services at an earlv date.
Mr, Hardi is . known internationally
through the interest manifested by him
in the English Parliament benefiting the
laboring class. Should .Hardi come to
this city it will bo an opportunity, that
one should not miss of listening to Ins
Republican Italian Rally Held.
Tlie Republican Italian rally held last
evening in the Miles' hall was attend
ed by a' good-sized audience, who gath
ered to hear C. Cobianehi of New Hav
en, Conn., editor of the L'Independente,
discuss the national and state political
issues. Mr. Cobianehi wa introduced
by Angelo Scampini. In his discus
sion, Mr. Cobianehi flayed both Roose
velt, the Bull Moose nominee for inci
dent, and Wilson, the Democratic nom
inee, and he upheld Taft and the Re
publican policies. He termed Roosevelt
as an opportunist and was opposed to
Wilson liecaiise of hi stand on the tar
iff. He maintained that the tariff was
a protection to the laboring people of
the country.
The speaker signified his approval of
Allen M. Fletcher for governor of the
state and John W. Gordon, who is can
didate for city representative on the
Republican ticket.
Miss Bessie Carrigan, a trained nurse
of the New York state hospital at Brook
lyn, who has been spending the past
two weeks with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. William Carrigan of Washington,
has returned to New York City, where
she enters the New York state hos
pital as matron, at a salary of $7'K)
per year.
Weather Prediction.
Sunday probably showers; light va
riable winds, '
An old-fashioned flag raising with red
fire, music by the band and much cheer
ing opened and virtually closed the Dem
ocratic campaign in this city last even
ing, when a Wilson and Marshall banner
vas suspended across North Main street
from the Miles block to the Worthen
building before a crowd of people that
numbered at least one thousand. After
wards as many as eight hundred went
to the opera house and listened to Hon.
ITarland B. Howe of St, Johnsbury, can
didate for governor, and Hon. Dudley
Field Ms lone of Nefw York, speak on
state and national issues. In the midst
of a nervous campaign, enthusiasm ran
naturally high when the flag first rode
the brce.e, and the crowd evidently car
ried its ardor into the -opera house, for
both speakers were, continually ap
plauded. ,
The Barre Citizens' b3nd was out in
force for both events and after march
ing from headquarters on Prospect street
down to Depot square, it turned about
and retraced its course as tar as the
entrance to Keith avenue. While the
Musicians were plaving the national an
them, the bur me, with the words "Wil
son and .Marshall," wheeled along tns;
ropes to the middle of the street, whil
the crowd below gave up a Cheer. Just
before the doors of the opera house were
thrown open at 8 o'clock, the band gave
gave a short onen-air concert, and alter-
wanis occupied seats in tne gallery oc
the bouse. i
Seated on the stage with the speakers
were Rev. John B. Reardon, pastor of
the Universalist church and Democratio
candidate for lieutenant-governor ia
HdO, together with members of the city
;md state committee. .When the band
had finished the opening piece. Chairman
E. J. Owens called upon Hev. Mr. Hear
don, who introduced Candidate Howe and
Hon. Mr. Mnlone m turn. In his preta
tory remarks, Pastor Reardon rejoiced
that citizens of Rnrrc had been privi
leged to hoar good political doctrine from)
so many and varied sources during tn
present campaign.. Doctrines which, he
claimed, had long been withheld in Ver
mont. He was prouder of being Dem
ocrat than ever before and reaffirmed
his confessed belief in voting for men
and measures rather than parties.
In his arciimeiits. Candidate Howe
submitted the proposition that all par
ties, individuals, linns and corporation
should pay an equal tax r.te. He waded
into the "tax record of the Republican
candidate for governor, A. M. Fletcher,
and took a middling fair fling at that
portion of the 1010 legislature . said to
have been boss-ridden and also paid his
respects to John W. Redmond, member
of the public service commission, who
attacked Mr. Howe's proposition in this
citv last Saturday nicht.
Mr. Malone was accorded one of the
finest receptions in the way of applause
ever noted in the city. Almost from the
first sentence, he had the crowd with
him, and the unabated interest with
which the audience followed the logic, of
Candidate Howe's arguments was never
relaxed after Mr. Malone advanced to
the front. He talked about issues here
in Vermont with reference to their pro
gressive aspects and declared that Theo
dore Roosevelt, by his acts or omission
or comniissi-cn of acts, stood sadly lack
ing for the essentials that make for real
progress. .
Howe Waded Into Taxation. ' -
At the outset, Mr. Howe pointed out
his desire to show up some of the unjust
laws under hich we live. If it were
suggested that blacksmiths and carpen
ters pay more taxes than your prosper
ous granite cutters and quarryworkers,
you wouldn t agree with me. l come
with the proposition that every person,
firm and corporation should be taxed the
same rate on the dollar. For 29 years,
the taxation laws have been made for
the so-called interests; the people have
paid on appraisals and the railroads and
other corporations have had the privilege
of paying on their gross earnings. They
are allowed to keep their own books and
keep their gross earnings to themselves,
maybe. What would you think of a law!
(Continued on second page.) j
and Mrs. Alexander Dunnett
Entertain at Rickets Mills.
The Scotch picnic of 11)11 proved such
a success that Hon. and Mrs. Alex.
Dunnett have decided to give another
this year and they invite all Scotch
people and their friends to their camp
at Bicker's Mills. The trains from all
directions connect well to enable people
from the south or the north or from
Rarre to easily spend the day there.
A Scotch procram will be given and a
basket picnic enjoyed, the host and host
ess furnishing coffee.
There were 300 there last year and HT.
and .Mrs. I'linnon nope lor even lu'gcr
numbers thi year. - , '
Compagni Lavoratori.
Ricordatevi di votare per il vostro can-
didato all legislatura, Richard Griggs, il
nome si trovera sulla scheda due volte
ma marcate una voce da parte un nome
Monday . being a holiday. The
Times will not be issued. Tues
day's paper will contain full ac
counts ot the doings of Labor day
and of the early election returns.

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