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LY rm HE S VOL. XVI--XO. U6. BAIIRK. VERMONT. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1912. PRICE. ONE CENT. IS ACCUSED OF SWINDLING Man Arrested at Atlantic City for Vermont Authorities. TO BE BROUGHT TO RUTLAND 1 Man Supposed To Be Charles A. Hitch cock Is Alleged To Have Bam boozled Rutland Ment Out I of About $30,000. Rutland, Sept. 5. Detectives in the employe of the Wood-Morgan agency , have detained a man at Atlantic City, N. , J., who is supposed to be Charles A. , Hitchcock, who it is alleged by the state. aKitbjprities swindled local men out of morehn $30 000 by the sale of fraudu lent stock in a casket factory located in Massachusetts. Deputy Sheriff A. A. Leonard of Wall , ingford and James B. Wood of the de tective agency lef. this city last night armed with the necessary papers to bring him into this state. State's At torney R. L. Stafford is prosecuting. Hitchcock has been wanted by the lo cal authorities for more than a year. Ho came to Rutland and pretended to repre sent a Massachusetts firm manufactur ing asbestos caskets. He sold some stock to C. W. Spencer of the firm of Spencer 4 Cantv and to three other men in Rut land. It afterwards turned out to be worthless and the local people were out of pocket more than $30,000. detrimental to the immigrant. And therefore it is to the interest of the government that the government itself should supply, or at any rate encour age, the instrumentalities which will prevent that very thing. Multiplying the ports for the purpose for. example, will ease and facilitate ami guide me process of distribution, and will above all things supply the sympathetic infor mation which is the only welcome that is acceptable to those who come. BIG OIL FIRE AT ROCHESTER ROOSEVELT RELIEVED BY VERMONT RESULT .HIGH PROTECTION ' - IS TOO PROVINCIAL Declared Woodrow Wilson Last Night at His Address in New York as a Presidential Candidate. New York, Sept. 5. After delivering last night his first speech in this city as the Democratic nominee for presi dent, Woodrow Wilson left to-day for fUa Girt. The address was delivered "at the dollar dinner of the Woodrow Wilson Workingmen's league. "One of the reasons why I am opposed to an exaggerated protective policy,'' said the governor, is that it is a choos ing beforehand to be provincial and to have as little to do with the rest of the world as possible. I hear a great deal said nowadays about the danger of tree trade. . 1 here are circumstances in 'this country which render it absolutely impossible in our time, I dare say, that we should have free trade. We' have so divided the sphere of taxation, botA by principle and by practice between the federal and state government, that direct taxation is almost exclusively re served for the state governments and indirect taxation is the chief resource of the federal government; and the indi rect taxes, which we would not pay If yrt knew we were paying them, are chief ly paid at the customs house. If you 'want to be certain that we would not ,r.ay them if we knew we were paying them, watch the people who come back :from Europe and go through the cus toms. "There would be a very different cus ;toms policy in this country if every body consciously and visibly paid the 'customs duties out of his own pocket 'directly into the hands of an officer of the government. We ought periodically U of us to go outside and then come in Again and realize what is happening. So that when people talk to you about the (danger of free trade and the folly of the 'free trader, don't be afraid that you will 'meet a free trader in the dark any t where because there is not any free 'trader who can get aboard in America it present. All that we are considering therefore, in considering the policy of 'protection, i relative freedom in trade." Also Talked To Editors. Before going to the dinner, the gov ernor raw two score editors of foreign -language newspapers at the National Art's club and talked immigration to ,t)iem. , 1 Hli we can hit upon a standard whicfi jadroiU every voluntary immigrant," he 'said, "and excludes those who have not come of their own motion, with their own purpose of making a home and a career for themselves, but have been In ',duc,ei by steamship companies or oth- jers to oome In order to py the pas sage money, then we will have what we ,wul all agree upon as Americans, For I am not apeaking to you in a foreign country, i am speaking to you as also 'Americans with myself, and if we all take the American point of view, name ly, that we want American life kept to its standards, and that only the standards cf American life shall be the standards of restriction, then we are all upon a common ground, not of those who criti cise immigration, but of those who de clare themselves Americans. "I am not saying that I am wis enough out of hand to frame the legis lation that will meet this ideal. I am only saying that that is the ideal and jthat is what we ought to hold ourselves to. Got Into Wrong Society. "Now, strange as it may seem to some gentlemen who have criticised me, the only blunder I have made, the only practical blunder I have made in my in terest in a liberal policy with regard to immigration is that I got inti the wronr society to encourage it. So that it was an indiscretion of judgment and not an ii.discretion of purpose, for my interest in immigration is to see that the im migrant is properly informed, is prop erly safeguarded against imposition of every kind, whether by the government or anybody else, and is directed to the place where he can attain the objects he has come for with the greatest ad vantage to himself. That, to my mind, is the solution of the immigraticn ques tion. "Of course, if the immigrants are t be allowed to come in iiniiistmcted hosts end to stop at the ports where they enter and there to compete in an over supplied labor market, there is going t bt deterioration and everything will be! detrimental to the community as well as Because He Feared the Progressives Would Not .Vote Fore the State Ticket, Because of Signs He Had Seen During His Tour of State. Ottumwa. la., Sept.' 5. On' receiving returns from the Vermont election, Col Roosevelt said he was gratly pleased with the Progressive vote. "I am greatly relieved at the result in Vermont, he said. line on my three days' tour in the state I became serious Iv concerned lest there should be prac tically no support whatever for the Pro gressivc State ticket, because a third or a half of the men who spoke to me stated their belief in the Progressive National ticket, but. did not not intend to vote the State Progressive ticket. i "This was the reason why in my speeches I practically dropped all the ap peal for the National ticket and urged the support of tne State ticket. "While in Vermont 1 became convinced that the 1'rogressive party was growing and the we would in all probability carry the state in November; but I also be came convinced there was danger of a complete breakdown so far as the state, ticket was concerned. I am relieved at the showing." MANY MEN SEEK THE NOMINATION For Position on the New York State Progressive Ticket Prendergast May Be Named For Governor. Syracuse. N. Y.. Sent. 5. The problem of finding a candidate for the head of the Progressive state ticket became movi! difficult of solution today as the dele gates to the state convention assembled. In an early conference held between State Chairman Hotchkiss and Comptrol ler Prendergast of New oYrk to discuss Prendergast's availability for the nomi nation. Hotchkiss is said to have told the comptroller that many 'delegates had told him Prendergast's strength as a candi date in many ways would be impaired becaues of ihs attitude on certain church questions which had come before him in an official way in New York. Prendergast later said he would aecept the nomination if it came to him unanimously and Hotchkiss said he W lieved' Prendergast the strongest candi date available. Hotchkiss said there were three to ten candidates for every, place on the ticket. 30 GIRLS JUMPED. When Frightened By Explosion of Ben zine Vapor. Chicago, Sept. 5. Thirty girls were forced to leap out of a second story window to escape death yesterday, when an explosion caused by benzine vajKir, wrecked a building occupied by a dyeing and cleaning establishment. Rudolph Spinner, foreman, was crushed to death. One girl who jumped was picked up unconscious and with bot. legs fractured. Others in rushing to reach the stairways were knocked down and trampled. , The explosion was the third within a week in dyeing and cleaning shops in Chicago. TAFT IN WHEEL CHAIR FOR PART OF TIME But He Left Washington This Morning For New London and Beverly He is Due in New York Late To-day Washington, D, C., Sent, 3. President I Taft left to-day for New York on his way to New London and Beverly. His lame ankle is still troubling him and he was wheeled to his automobile from the White House door, but he walked the few steps from the motor car to the train at the station, lie is due in New York late to-day to board the yacht Mayflower, There was some talk to-day that the president might not stop at New Ixindon to-morrow, but he left with the mien tion of going there to address the At Jantifl Deep Waterways convention. If he is persauded not to leave the May flower at New London, he probably will sail straight from New York to Beverly, VERMONT PORTS AFFECTED. Monroe County Oil Company's Plant Burning. SPARKS STARTED THE FIRE Series of Explosions Followed and Dome . of 8,000-Gallon Tank of Beniine Was Blown Off Loss Already " Is Estimated at $50,000. Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 5. Sparks set fire to the Monroe County Oil company's plant early to-day and a series of ex plosions followed, blowing the dome from an 8,000-gallon tank of benzine and de stroying other tanks. A great quantity of benzine is burning, and the loss al ready is $.V,000. VALUABLE HORSES KILLED. COST FOUR LIVES. Cigarette Thrown Into Gasoline Tank in Philadelphia. " Philadelphia. Sept. 5. A lighted cigar ette thrown carelessly into a tank coti- tamg fifteen gallons or gasoline tne po lice believe, caused an explosion in the cleaning and dyeing establishment of Uavid tioldoerg last nignt tnai may cose four lives. Nine men were at work in the shop where the explosion occurred. Three were so badly injured that physi cians say they cannot recover. Five escaped unhurt. Harry Schwartz, 4 years ot age, wno was plavinc in front of the shop, was caught by the flames and received burns from which he may die. EXTRA LARGE PANEL IN ORDER TO GET JURY 230 Talesmen Will Be Summoned, From Whom to Pick Jury to Try Becker, Charged with Rosenthal Murder. New York. Sept. 5. Justice C.off is due to preside to-day at the brief ses sion of an extraordinary term ot su preme court to hear and giant a mo tion for summoning 230 talesmen, from which will Vie picked a jury to try police Lieut. Becker for the murder of Rosen thal, the trial to begin September 12. One hundred is the usual number of talesmen, but because of the widespread public interest in the case great difficulty in securing a jurv is predicted, and the district attorney wants an extra large anel in order that the proceedings may not be delayed. One Struck By Motorcycle and Another ' By Street Car. , Rutland, Sept. 5. The weather man smiled on the Rut in ml fair yesterday for the first time this week and 10,000 people saw six aeroplane flights and wit nessed three horse races and drills by a portion of the 10th U. S. cavalry. The races were disappointing as the tracK was heavy. Rufemont, a colt in the 2:25 class, the property of G. A. Haskins of Middletown Springs, was struck by a motorcycle while exercising and its leg was brok en. The animal was shot. Deputy Sher iff Barker -of Rutland had a valuable carriage horse killed by a trolley car. 2:23 Pace-Purse $500. Arlie B., bg, Crozier, Hartford, Conn 1 1 1 Plain Girl, bm, Wwdvliill Farm, Salem," X. Y..,. !'...." ......2 2 4 Searchlight, bh, Porter, Emporia, Kans , 4 3 2 Tommy Pointer, Lasbury, Broad Brook, Conn. 3 5 3 Annie Direct, chm,' Fletcher, Fitch- burg, Mass. 5 4 5 Time 2:201,4; 2:154; 2:17'4. 2:13 PacePurse $500. AJ Dillartl, bh, Page, Barre 1 1 1 MS la H.. dim, Sevmour, Provi dence, R. I. '." 2 2 2 Time 2:20; 2:17',! 2:18. , 2:24 Trot Purse 300. Ulockwood, big, Blanchard, Con cord, N. H. 1 1 I.ucv Patchen, bm, Bibhey, Fcrt Edward, N. Y , 2 2 2 John , bg, Fletcher, Fitchburg, Mass. ...... ;. 3 3 3 Orphan Boy, bg, , Roaring Brook Stables. Barton ....4 4 4 Time-2:27; 2:27 V4 ; 2:24V4. SEC. DUNCAN ALSO A GUEST At Reception Tendered In Hon or of Richard Grigg, TOGETHER WITH A BANQUET Newly Elected City Representative Ex pressed His Appreciation and De clared He Would Do Utmost to Promote Interests of All. FULL VERMONT VOTE SHOWS LITTLE CHANGE KILBANE WINS ON POINTS. By Plan to Facilitate Handling of Cus tom Traffic, Washington, D, C, Sept, 5. A plan to facilitate the handling of customs traffic by the setting aside of certain rail road tracks as "custom tracks" at the station of every customs towns was vir tually assured as the result of a con ference at the treasury department yes terday between Acting Secretary Curtis and representatves of several railroads. J he custom service handled thrauih the Canadian frontier ports of entry at Vanseb.H.1, Maine, St. Albans, Newport and Alburg, Yt., and Buffalo was discussed. SECOND FATALITY IN FIVE DAYS. On Bridge Construction Work at Bel lows Falls. Bellows Falls, Sept. 5. Alfred Menicr, aged 20, of Fitchburg, Mas.. was fatally injured at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon while at work on the new railroad bridge across the Connecticut river letween Bellows Falls and North Walpole. He died later, This is the escojd fatality on the bridge in five days. Dundee's Rushes Met Unvaryingly by Left Jabs to the Face. New York, Sept. 5. Johnny Kilhane of Cleveland, holder of the featherweight title, easily .outpointed Johnny Dun dee in a 10-round lout here lat night. Dundee rushed from the start but was met unvaryingly with left jabs to the face that rendered bis efforts futile. The coolness of the Cleveland bov disconcert ed Dundee and he swung wildly at the elusive champion. Kilhane varied Ins defensive tactics with occasional mixes in which showers of short-arm blows bewildered Dundee, In the hot mix-up in the seventh, lhin dee landed a left hook to Kilbane's nose, which started the blood trickling. At no time did Dundee have an ad vantage while Kilbane apparently did not at any time extend himself, easily out-pointing his opponent in every round. Abe Attell was introduced at the ringside and issued a challenge to the winner, There were two other 10-round bouts on the program. Kid Williams of Bal timore easily defeated Mickey Brown of Boston, and Cal lelaney of Cleveland, a sparring partner of Kilhane, outclassed "Babe" Pica to of Los Angeles. But Republican Majority in Legislature Will Probably Elect Every Member of the State Ticket White River Junction, Sept. 5. The full report of the balloting in Tuesday's State election in Vermont was compiled late yesterday without altering to any material degree the earlier figures of the vote. The unofficial total vote of the state for governor reached 83,033. There was no election by the people, but a sufficient number of Republican members of the legislature were chosen either Tuesday, or at the elections yesterday, to insure the seating of Allen M. Fletcher of Cavendish in October as well as the re mainder of the Republican state ticket. The total vote of the state for all five candidates were as follows: Allen M. Fletcher of Cavendish, (Re publican.) 20.250. Harland 1. Howe ot M. jonnsmiry, (Democrat.) 20,350. Fraser Metzger of Randolph, (Progres sive.) 15,0. Clement F. Smith of Moirisville, (Pro hibition.) 1.443. ' -' ' Fred W. Suitor of Barre, (Socialist.) 1,181. In 1010 the total vote for governor was: John A. Mead, (Republican,) 35.2:t'l. Charles D. Watson. (Democrat.) 17, 425. Edwin R. Toole. (Prohibition.) 1 .04. Chester E. Ordway, (Sociwlist.) 1,053. "AS BAD AS NEW YORK." DETECTIVES HID IN CLOSET. And Arrested Two Men Now Accused of Extortion of $5,000, New York, Sept. 5. Percy L, Davis, an alderman, and primary candidate for Congress, and Ehen J. Owens; an evange list, were arrested last night when trapped in the alleged act of extortion a check for $5,000 from a woman for the purpose of an atlidavit in their pia session declared to rellect on her name. The arrest was made in apartments oc cupied by Mrs, Eva B. Carroll, where de tectives were hidden in closets while the alleged bartering of Davis and Ow ens with. Mrs. Carroll was going on. Davis and Owens, it is alleged, told Mrs. Carroll that as Davis was to he an active candidate for Congress he need ed funds and would turn the affidavit over to her for a consideration. Mrs. Car roll notified the police. TRACK IN BAD SHAPE. Burlington Is Politically, Declared Representative-elect. Burlington, Sept. 5. The Democrats of this city last evening celehrated the election of their candidate, Thomas L. Howley, to the state legislature by a parade, bonfires and sxaking in the city hall. The procession started with the Slier ins ii band at its head on Main street and went to Mr. Ilowley's residence, where they gave him a M-renade and es corted him to the city hull. On the way to the hall addition were made in lino at the -finish. Mr. Howley was seated in an automobile with Louis W. Johnson, chairman of the Democratic committee, ex-Mayor J. K. Burke, Michael Mi-Ken .ie and A. J. Cavo. Sir. Cavo presided at the meeting in tho hall and hist introduced Mr. John son, wbii Bpoke briefly of the victory of the day. hetore and compromised the Workingmen for the manner m which they stood by the ticket and voted even when they hail to walk long distances to the polls, as there was no money to procure carriages or automobile for them. Mr. Howley was loudly applauded when he took the stand. Ho spoke of the need of reform in luirlington and said that, according to the population, this city was as had as .New iork Things had been done the dav before to corrupt politics and to defeat him which were a disgrace to the city. The workingmen were just awakening to their power and the fight had only started, They had won a good fight and done it honestly. He thanked all and said that it had not been a victory of the Democrats alone but the workingmen of all parties hail helped. Ex-Ma vor J. E. Burke and Sergeant Michael McKen zie made brief speeches. A reception was tendered last evening in the Woodmen's hall to Richard Grigg, who was elected representative ' of the city of Barre yesterday morning on the fourth ballot, by a party of about fifty of his friends. James Duncan of Quincy, Mass., secretary-treasurer of" the Gran ite Cutter. International association, and first vice-president of the American Federation of Labor, was also a guest of honor. About 9 o'clock the gathering seated itself to a banquet, which wa followed bv post-prandial exercises. Thomas Nichols acted as toastmaster. Representative-elect Grigg was first called on and he expressed his apprecia tion for the work done in his behalf and declared that he would do his ut most to promote the interests of all hi his work at the coming legislature. Sec retary Duncan was the final speaker of the evening. Mr. Duncan spoke at some length on the work that is being accomplished by the American Federa tion of Labor and of the purposes of organized labor. The secretary gave u vivid description of his visit to Austria Hungary, where he was the representa tive of the American Federation of La bor to the international assembly of or ganized labor men at Budapest over a year ago. Others who were called on for toasts; were as follows: Daniel Sullivan, who spoke on the topic of permanently or ganising a labor party to be repre sented in politics; William McDonald, treasurer of the local branch of granite cutters; Pr.ul Bianchi; Alderman l)onald Mcleod; Fred Connors, president of th Montpelier Granite Cutters; Antonio Fas sola ; Alexander Ironside, secretary of the state branch of A. F. L.j Jamei Ouickshank ; Peter Alexander; John Frontini. Duncan McMillan, sr., and, in addition, Angus McDonald, rendered pleasing" vocal selections during the course of the evening. The party broke up about midnight. SEVERAL CHANGES IN HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY ' OHIO ELECTED PROGRESSIVE. Arthur L. Garford Nominated for Gov crnor of That State. Columbus. O., Sept. 5. The Progres sive state convention to-dav nominated So That $10,000 Trot Was Put Over at Hartford Grand Circuit. Hartford, Conn.. Sept. 5. Grand cir cuit racing in connection with the Con necticut state fair was begun yesterday aiternoon at (barter Oak park. The track was so baa in spots that the $10, 000 trot, the classic event of the meet, was put over until Thursday. The 2:10 pace was won in straight heats by Knight Onwardo, the stallion hiving things all Ins own way. In the free-for-all the fcel was the favorite and captured the initial hea! with comparative case. The tables were turned in the second heat when Sir R. swept from the field in the stretch and hot past The Eel just as the wire was reached. The same trick was rcpeited in the final heat. LONE BANDIT FAILED. He Was Struck Over the Head and Cap tured Last Night. New Orleans. Sept. 5. A lone bandit held up the northbound express of the Louisville & Nashville railroad at 8:30 o'clock last night near Midland, 12 miles from here, looted the mail, roblied the passengers in five Pullmans ami a rluh car, and then, just as he lout to leave the tender, was struck over the head with a brass torch by Engineer Bacr a nil raptured. The injured robber was taken to Bay, St. liuis. and may die. the booty ex cept for one mail bag thrown from tiie car, was recovered and returned. The bandit would give no name. FIREMAN KILLED. Weather Predicticn. Generally fair Friday : warmers lirbt Arthur L. Garford of Elyria for governor, south to southwest inds. Automobile Run Into Ho.e Wagon it Holyoke, Mass. Holyoke. Mass., Sept. 5. Patrick J. Reillv. assistant chief of the Holyoke fire department, was fatally injured' last night hile responding to an alarm for an insignificant fire. He died later at a local hospital. Keilly was riding in the chief s automo.nle when the machine was run into by a hose wagon. He sustained a fractured skull, five broken ribs and other injuries. And Large Enro'xent Is Expected By Principal C. H. White at Opening Next Monday Morning. The public schools of Barre will open for the fall term next Monday morning, and a large enrollment is expected on the first day of school. Snpt. E. M. Ros coe will be st his office in the Spauld ing building to-morrow (Friday) from 1 to 3 in t he afternoon snd Saturday from 9 to 12 in the forenoon and l to 1 in the afterncon to see anyone who wishes to consult with him about school matters. Principal C. H. White of Spaukling high school also will be at the Spauld ing building Friday and Saturday frot.i 10 to 12 in the forenoon and 1 to 3 in the afternoon to consult with students or parents. Principal White anticipates that there will be a large attendance. Several changes will be made in the faculty of the high school. , Mr. White, who fias taught twelve years in the school, assiynes the duties of principal, succeeding O. I). Mathewson. Returning members of the faculty are Henry H. JTackson. who has taught there four years, Mis Marion Dane, who has taught two years. Mis Alice E. Lavelle, who has taught two years. Miss Myra A. Bagley, who has taught two years, and Miss Kunice W. Smith, who has taught one year. The following new Instructors have been chosen: Stanley W. Cnmmlngs, a giadusie of Clark university, Worces ter. Muss., who tauuht hist year at South tilanchester, Conn.; Walter J'. Riieont, a graduate of Colby college, who taught lust year in the Springfield; .Normal school in Maine: r.. J. Dole, who was graduated from the university of erniont last .June ; Miss Hertha O. Stet sou, a graduate of Middlebury college who has taught at Middlebury and at Bradford, and Miss Stella M. Brooks, ft graduate of Wellesley college, who has been teaching In Harre. BARRE LOOKS GOOD TO HIM. Decatur, 111., Man Takes Chance to Tell Illinois People About the City. . One of Barre's best boomers is not a resident of Barre. He is a resident of Decatur, Illinois. His name is A. Wait, a well-known citizen of Decatur but a former Vcrmonter. He and his family have been visiting in Vermont, and they left last night for their home after spending some time with Mr. Wait's sis ter, Mrs. Susan J. Jones, of 2 Eastern avenue,. Mr. Wait takes every opportu nity to tell about Barre. t '.lie follow ing article from the I' .tur Sunday Herald of September 1 als: "One week ago. A? it walked into his office in the W building and aft er looking over hv .ail, said: l believe, Jy go to . ermont to night.' , : , . "That was first time he had men tioned the N 7. That night he started East.' "Writing "to a Decatur friend under date of Aug. 20, at Barre, Yt., Mr. Wait savs: 'The people of Decatur and Illinois have the impression that there is not much in the Green Mountain state wortil the consideration of the average Hlinois- an. When 1 first saw this town ot Ilarre forty or more; rears ago, the en tire township had a population of about 1 .ZOO people to the 3(1 sections. Mint these thirtv'six sections here it the rise and fall of the hills and val leys were measured would probably make a township of' forty or more sec tions in Illinois level land. There is probably not a plot of ten acres of what vou would call level land in Illinois in the entire township. Jt is hills, all lulls, running up and down from a hundred feet to a thousand feet, and all the hills are extremely fertile, producing large crops of nearly all kinds of grain and vegetables that we raise in Illinois. Jt is simply won derful to look at the gardens, the neat farms and farm houses along the road sides of the country. They farm any where and everywhere here, along the steep sides and on the tops of the hill, and 1 believe the gardens produce mow than four times as much per square foot, as do the gardens in Macon county, and in as great variety. "Their Second Crop. 'This is a great grass country. The farmers cut their hav in July and Au gust, and the second crop of timothy and clover is now on the aides and ton of the hills, six to ten inches high, as thick as it can stand, and by the tenth of next month the cutting of the sec ond crop will be started. I he farm houses average far aim awav better than in .Macon county and the great money product of the farms is miiK anil oiuier. enriy every mrm has its dairy. " 'As I stated before, when I first saw this town there were about twelve hundred people in the entire township. Now there are about fourteen thousand, and nearly all laboring people, except farmers. All except farmers are day la borers, and I do not believe that there is any town or citv of that number in this country or any other that are as well housed, fed and clothed as are the people of this little Vermont city. . The houses in which they live will average up as good in every way as will the houses on West Macon, Wood, Main Prairie and William streets in Deca tur. '"Aside from farming, the principal industry, and about all the industry there is, is the granite and monument work. They draw money from nearly every city and hamlet of the United States. Where people live and die you can see the product of the Barre work ers and their handiwork is in all the cemeteries of Decatur. Decatur has con tributed large sums to help erect the fine homes in. which the working peo ple of this town live. "Good Choice. "'My father, when a young man, lived with the family of itrs. Stephen A. Douglas, the mother of Stephen A. Douglas, the friend of Lincoln and for mer senator from Illinois. He went to school with Douglas and for one term taught school, and Douglas went to him as pupil. When I w'as a kid and his old time friend and pupil had risen to fame in Illinois, he would tell me that Douglas, after he had become famous often said that ermont was a good state to be born in, provided a fellow- got out soon after, and I followed thj advice cf Douglas. "'Things look good to me here now, 1 , . '1.1 I. J ann i migni itosaiuiv nave aone neiicr to have remained In Vermont picking up potatoes and stones on the old hill farm than I have done In the West. have had all 1 wanted to eat In the West, the uualitv might have been little better here, but not much larger in quantity. Everything looks well here in the old dreen Mountain state. Peo ple are housed better than in Illinois, and led just as well, it not better. 11 BALLOT IS DECISIVE Barre Town Elected E. H. Ner ney Representative To-day. AFTER 51 HOURS' CONTEST Middlesex Adjourned Without Electing Anyone and Will Go Unrepresented in the Legislature This Fall Re- : ports From Other Towns. ' WASHINGTON FAIR TO BE BEST EVER Entries Coming in Good for Friday and Saturday Barre Opera House Or chestra to Furnish Music. Washington, Sept! n. To-day is get ting-ready dav for the annual Washing'- ton fair. The management has engaged the Harre opera house orchestra to fur lush music tor to-morrow and Mturdav, which promises to enliven the events of tho two days. t.ntries tor the lair are coming in pood and it promises to be the best fair the association has ever held. WOUNDED THREE PERSONS. Then Man, Angered By Divorce Proceed ings, RUled Himself. Shellivvillc. Ind.. Sept. 5. Angry be cause his wife was seeking counsel for a divorce suit, Ixiuis Rhinehart, yester day wounded her. shot at two attor neys and killed himself in a law office. Without warning. Khinehart burst into the orliee and opened fire. One bulbt struck Mrs. Hhineliart in the arm. Khinehart then shot Attorneys Campbell and E. M. Cole and sent a bullet into bis own brain. He and bis wife had been separated a jcar. FOUND BODY ON LAKE SHORE. Fred E. Cutts and Asa Hyland Had Un usual Experience. ' Fred E. Cutts of. Washington street who returned to this city this morning from a few days outing at Malleus' Bay, had a very gruesome experience while at the Chittenden county resort Tuesday night, Late Tuesday afternoon Cutts and his brother-in-law, Asa Hy land, were out in their motor boat. They were driving through a remote section of the bay when Cutts sudden ly spied the form of a body lying on the shore. They went ashore and found that the body was that of George W. Jones, colored, a chef, who was em- fdoyel at the McVicar camp, and who md not been seen for nearly two weeks. They immediately notified the health of ficer at Winooski and awaited for re sponse. Karly in the evening the Jlarre men placed a rope around the body and started across the bay towing the body. They delivered the body to the authoi- itics and according to their own state ments were amply rewarded for their servicer. J he body was to be shipped! from Burlington to his home in New Jersey, where Jones is survived by a wife and chiluren. After balloting 51 hours, during which eleven ballots were taken, E. H. N'erney, a ebsterville storekeeper, was elected representative in Barre Town early this afternoon, the contest being one of the longest ever held in this vicinity. Tho voting started Tuesday morning, and Mr. N'erney was the leader on each bal lot. Several times he came within a few votes of a majority, being but two shoit on the tenth ballot, which was turned this forenoon. But after that the op position was somewhat broken up, arid hi: was elected by the slender majority of two votes. Two new names, A. C. Dickey and A. S. McAllister, were in jected" into the fight on the eleventh bal lot, which stocd as follows: ' . '-"-,.. Dickey 3 ; Osborne 16 Bates 27 ' McAllister 36 ' Lawson 13B ' N'erney ; 223 Total 441 N'ecessary for choice, 221. , ' Following the announcement of Mr. Xernev's election the meeting was ad journed sine die. The - representative elect is well known in the quarry and East Rarre sections of the town, having been in the mercantile business at Web- sterville several years. He is 35 years cf age. Other Late Results. Tn St. Johnsbury the Progressive can didate. Dr. W. J. Aldrich, won on the fourth ballot yesterday, the vote stand ing as follows: Aldrich, 844; George J. Caldbeck, Democrat, 411; J. Rolf Sesrles, Republican, 122; W. C. Rodliff, Prohibi tionist, 6. "Aldrieh's majority was two. - In Waterbury a Democrat, R. X. De meritt, was elected on the third ballot, which was turned yesterday, he having 336 votes, to 207 for G. E. Moody, Re publican, with 34 scattering. The scat tering included Z l votes lor li. w, Ulov cr, independent. Middlesex Fails to Elect. The Middlesex voters adjourned sin die at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, having failed to elect a representative on the tenth ballot, inus Middlesex win be without the services of a representa tive this fall as adjournment under the Vermont law must be without date. At the close of the balloting Putnam, Republican, and Andrews, Democrat, had 07 votes each, and Chapin, Progressive, had six votes, or enough to hold the balnnce of the power. Bennington elected a Democrat, Fred Martin, yesterday morning on the second ballot, Martin receiving 002 votes, to 057 for Robert E. Healy, the Repub lican candidate. Martin was ' defeated two years ago for the same office by; Frank E. Howe, speaker of the House! and the Republican candidate for lieu- tenant -governor on Tuesday. in Essex, Dr. t. -M. rerrin. Keput-j lican. was elected on the fifth ballot; yesterday, no less than seven men hav-' ing been voted for during the contest. Dr. Ferrin received 163 votes on the last I ballot, or six more than a majority. 1 No Representative in Washington. The town of Washington w-ill hsve no representative,- the meeting having) adjourned yesterday morning after thei fifteenth ballot had" failed to elect. Thel vote on the fifteenth ballot stood: A. L.j Patterson, Republican, 40; I.L. SlocumJ Progressive, 40; J. L. Eastman, Demo-i crat, 37. Mr. Patterson led on every; ballot with the exception of one, and; on that Mr. Slocum led. McAllister in Waitefield. Waitsfleld secured a representative s 3 o'clock , yesterday afternoon when R.t J. McAllister, Republican, was elected by a majority of ten votes. This was on the sixth "ballot, the voters having been busy ever since Tuesday morning. Fayston Runs Out of Ballots. ; In Fayston the voters have not sue-1 eeeded in electing a representative, but. balloting is in progress this afternoon.) The town officials ran out of ballots and had to send to Montpelier for onej Candidates Express Their Thanks. I wish to extend mv thanks to alt those who assisted me in the election, last Tuesday. I appreciate all that wa done in my behalf. iticiiara urigg. Gli citaini di Barre the hanno preststo, suci service e supporto per la mia- ilezione Martedi rieeveranno gll mei cin- teri ed caldi rtngra.iamentl. Kit-hard Urigg. T. R. AT St. PAUL. Arrived There To-day ta Attend Stats Fair, Where He Will Speak. St. Paul, Sept. 5. Theodore Roose velt arrived here early to-day to deliver an address at the state fair. He held an informal reception after breakfast and then conferred with the Progressive state cTutral committee, Williainstown, Sept, 6. I wish t thank all voters who gave me their support for the office of town repre sentafive. The position is one that I should have appreciated at this time in view of a possibility of a railroad from the quarries to Willis mstown and from there to Boston and other matters whiefc would be beneficial to the granite Indus try; but the majority of tho voters hav expressed their choice of a candidate who is held in high esteem, and I hope will lie anle to give a good account of his stewardship. , J. K. Pirie. Attention! All those having claims against the Central Labor union for La bor day supplies, etc., will please for ward the same at once to James Mtuch, 20 Nelson "street, city. The Labor dn? ' committee is requested to meet to-night at 7:3l o'clock in the granite cutters' rooms, Scampini block. James Mutch," s?cretary.