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BARME DAILY
VOL. XVII NO. 113.
BARRE, VERMONT, MONDAY, JULY 28, 1913.
PRICE, ONE CENT.
THE
MES
EASTERNERS
STRIKE WRECK
27 People Injured, Six of,
Them Are Expected to
Die
21 CASKETS BORNE
ON MEN'S SHOULDERS
FIVE COACHES
WERE OVERTURNED
'The Accident Happened On
Denver, Boulder & West
ern R. R.
Boulder, Colorado, July 28. Twenty
aeven passengers were injured when five
couches of a train in the Denver, Boul
der 4 Western railroad were overturned
near Eldorado yesterday. Six of the
27 were probably fatally injured. In the
five coaches were 125 passengers, the
most of whom were tourists from the
East. .
GIRL'S ATTEFPT TO DIE
PROVED OF NO AVAIL
Ellen Holmes, Age 18, Jumped Into
Water but Was Rescued by an
Unknown Man.
Eutland, July 28. But for the quick
action of an Italian, who saw 18-year-old
Ellen Holmes when she jumped into
, East creek yesterday afternoon, the
girl, who is an adopted daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John L. Holmes, would prob
ably have drowned. When she was
taken from the water it was thought
she was dead, but by continued work of
Dr. G. H. Gebhardt, the girl was finally
revived at the Rutland hospital.
The attempt at suicide was made fol
lowing a quarrel. Miss Holmes has
beeu in the habit of leaving home with
out permission and staying in the houses
of neighbors for two or three days at a
time. She left Iter home Friday of
last week and had not been seen since.
Dr. Gebhardt administered restora
tives to her as she lay on the bank of
the river but not until after an hour's
work at the hospital did she regain her
senses. Miss Holmes then told of the
attempt to take her life. She said she
had had a quarrel with a woman on
Meadow street and she wanted to die.
It is probable that she will recover.
Dr. Gebhardt stated that her, serious
condition was due to the exertion of
holding her breath under water as much
as to the amount of water in her lungs.
Victims of Binghamton Fire Horror Were
Buried Yesterday, After Public
Funeral
Binghamton, N. Y., July 28. Upon the
shoulders of exempt firemen, active fire
men and policemen, the twenty-one cas
ket containing the unidentified dead
from the Binghamton Clothing Co. fire
were borne to their last resting place
in beautiful Spring forest cemetery yes
terdav afternoon, after a public funeral
It was the most impressive and mournful
occasion in the history of the southern
tier since Daniel S. Dickinson, sage, ora
tor, the friend of Lipcoln and leader of
the "northern war Democrats, was bar
ied in the same cemetery many years
ago. ".
The line of plain, Hack caskets, each
completely covered with flowers, reached
from the main entrance of tne cemetery
to the plot set apart for them. During
the march of the coffin bearers the scores
of thousands in arid about the ceme
tery were silent, and stood with bared
heads. Only occasionally was the si
lence broken by the groans of those in
sorrow or the sobbing of women. So
manv families had been affected bv the
disaster, either through the ties of blood
or friendship, that it seemed as if most
of those present were directly concerned.
The graves were made in a circle, with
an open space in the center for the erec
tion of a monument later.
The burdal w'as preceded by a most im
pressive memorial service in Stone opera
house, where the leaders of religious de
nominations, civic officiails, heads of fra
ternities, relatives and friends of the
deceased and the public generally took
part. The caskets were not brought into
the opera house but were at trie door
as the crowds filed out after the serv
ice and were escorted thence to the ceme
tery, being carried on a special trolley
funeral car, there not being enough
hearses in the city to accommodate so
many burials at a single time, ine
opera house was filled to the doors.
At the opening of the memorial serv
ice a hymn was sung by the McEwan
chorus choir of 2(M) voices, a volunteer
musical organization. Mayor J. J. Irving
then opened the exercises saying in part:
"If the emploves of labor, if those who
have charge of the factories would do
a little more toward looking after the
interests of humanity, this occasion
might have been avoided. Let us learn
a lesson from it. Let us do the best
we can do. Let us resolve that manu
facturers and employers make their
places safer and better and see that
nothing like this Bhall ever happen
again."
AUTO CRASH IN BURLINGTON.
STEAMER HIT
JERSEY COAST
The Chalmette Sends Out
Wireless Message For
Assistance. ' .w
TUG WAS DESPATCHED
EARLY THIS MORNING
Steamer Carried ' Crew of
48 But No Pas
sengers. . :
hew York, Julv 28. The steamer
Chalmette, bound from New Orleans for
New York, went ashore during last
night on the New Jersey coast off Barne-
gat, and in response to a wireless call
from the vessel early this morning a
tug was dispatched from here to her
assistance.
The news of the Chalmette's plight
was received bv the owners ot tne
Southern Pacific company in a wire
less message which said the steamer was
ashore off 1'arnegat and to send a tug.
It is believed at the ofhcea of the com
pany here that the steamer is not in a
dangerous position. The Chalmette car
ried a crew of 48 but no passengers.
AGED PHILANTHROPIST DEAD.
AWAIT REPLY
FROMHUERTA
To Strong Representations Made By
U. S. Government. Shoot
of Dixon Stria Up Action -
Washington, D. C, July 28, Admiral
Cowles, Commanding the American
I squadron off the Pacific coast of Mexi
co, reported to the navy department
to-day that all was quiet at Guaymas
but that he is without word concern
in'g the conditions at Topolobempo.
TWO SISTERS FIRE VICTIMS.
Oil Thrown on Stove in House Ignites
Their Dresses.
New York, July 28. Mrs. Eliza John
eon, forty-five, and her sdRter, Mrs. Em
ma Franklin, sixty-three, are dead, and
Martm Johnson, forty-three, was seri
ously burned as the result of an explo
sion" in the Johnston home yesterday.
Oil was thrown on a blazing fire in
the kitchen stove, and set fire to the
women's dresses. They ran from the
house and threw themselves on Johnson,
whose clothing also caught.
IN WATER EIGHT HOURS.
Swimmer Exhausted When He Reached
Boston Light.
Boston, July 28. Charles B. Duborow,
a Philadelphia bank clerk, swam from
Charlestown bridge to Boston Light
some 10 miles yesterday in 8 hours, 12
minutes.
The best time for the course is a lit
tle over four hours. He was nearly
blinded, half unconscious and practically
exhausted at the finish.
BURIED AT WAITSFIELD,
Carl Backus Was Killed By Train in
Manitoba.
Waterbury, July 28. The body of Carl
Backus was brought from Griswold,
Manitoba, and was buried in the Iras
ville cemetery at WTaitsfield on Saturday.
Bev. W. E. Douglass officiated in the
service at the grave. Mr. Backus was a
stonecutter by trade and was killed on
a railroad track June 8. He was born
in Waitsfield thirty-one years ago, the
son of William and Mary Backus. He
was a brother of Fred Backus of this
place.
DIED AT SPRINGFIELD.
Machines Collided at Sharp Turn Satur
day Evening.
Burlington, July 28. An automobile
driven by H. W. Osgood of Essex Junc
tion and' a new automobile driven by
i -ester L. Henry of the Vermont Hard
ware company crashed into each other
Saturday evening about 10:30 o'clock at
the corner of Pearl and North Willard
streets. Mr. Osgood's car. a low run
about, from his garage and repair shop
lit Essex Junction, was considerably
damaged in the crash, but the machine
driven by Mr. Henry escaped injury.
Mr. Henry waa driving with two young
ladies an'd Mr. Osgood had aa passen
gers, George Dorr of Essex Junction and
Frank Freudenthal, master mechanic on
the new dam at Essex.
That there were no serious results of
the collision seemed a miracle as both
drivers had speeded up when they
crashed into each other. Mr. Osgood
was going up Pearl street on the south
side of a trolley car, Mr. Henry was ap
proaching the corner from North Wil
lard street, out of sight and unaware of
Mr. Osgood's car. As the trolley slowed
down at the corner Mr. Osgood put on
more speed to get ahead before it
stopped and let off passengers. At the
same time Mr. Henry tried to dart in
front of the trolley car, with the result
that the two automobiles came together,
the motorman of the trolley stopping
his car just in time to avoid a three cor
nered collision. Mr. Henry was able to
proceed after a few minutes and the Os
good car was dragged on to South Wil
lard street.
- Mr. Dorr, one of the occupants of the
Osgood machine, was thrown from his
seat in front of the trolley car, and he
received minor cuts upon the hand. Mr.
Freudenthal was sitting on the tool Sox
on the running board of the same ma
chine, but he too managed to emerge
unhurt.
Francis J. Houghton, One of St. Albans'
Wealthy Men, Died Sunday.
St Albans, July 28. Francis J.
Houghton, the eldest resident of -St.
Albans, died at his home on JSouth Main
street yesterday morning at 6:30 o'clock
in his C2nd year. He had been in HI
health for two years and confined to the
bed for nearly five months but sunered
no pain and passed peacefully away. He
was born in Guilford October 18, 1821,
and came to St. Albans when 40 years
old. His father took up his residence on
South Main street in what was then
known as the Curtis house, and this has
since been the residence of the family.
Mr. Houghton had lived continuously in
t. Albans since 1831 with the exception
of a period spent in Bchool in Burlington
and a short time when he was in the
employ of the National Bank of Com
merce of New York City.
He had never taken an active part in
politics or other affairs of the commu
nity, but he had been trustee of public
money for many years. He waa ac
counted an unusuafly abje man in mat
ters of finance and owned a good deal.of
real estate in the ;city. He had made
many public gifts, among thera Hough
ton park which he presented to the city
several years ago and which is used for
athletic sports, and he had also made
several substantial gifts of money and
real estate at the Warner Home, the St.
Albans hospital and the public library.
Several nieces and nephewa are Mr.
Houghton's only surviving relatives.
For the past few years Mrs. A. S.
Houghton (whose husband, the late Dr.
A. S. Houghton, was nephew) and .her
daughter. Miss Emilia Houghton, have
made their home with Mr. Houghton.
MARRIED MEN WINNERS.
In Two Important Contests at Martinson
Estate Picnic.
The annual picnic of the Martinson
Estate Granite Co. waa held at Fair
mount park Saturday afternoon. The
employers and employes, together with
e I 1 - - . ..r. II 1
The first event was a baseball game be
tween the married and the single men
which resulted In a victory for the mar
ried men by the score of 5 to 4, who
were ably assisted by Osaolim, pitdher,
and Joe Coniolli, catcher.
The great feature of the game was
the sensational play of Dob Cruden
which saved the day for the married
men. Cruder! smothered a hot liner
from Peter Morgan's bat and prevent
ed scoring for the single men when the
situation was tense.
In thrownig the hammer, W. Barclay
Scott won with a heave of 104 feet 6
inches, with Robert CVuden second, 94
feet, and William Keir third, 88 feet,
The broad jump waa won by Joe Coinolli
and the hop, step and jump by the same
man. I he ladies' place kick went to
Mrs. Peter Brow n, who kicked the sphere
59 feet 9 inches. Mfcs Jennie Blann was
second with 55 feet 9 inches and Miss
Ethel Morgan third, 49 feet 2 inches
The married ladies' race was finished
with the following winners in the order
named: Mrs. John Booth, Mrs. Baldwin
and Mrs. Thompson. '- Mia Morgan, Miss
trickson and Miss Mariotti finished in
that order in the young ladies' race and
in the one-half mile race O. Martinson
finished first and C. Manera second.
A siMjeial feature fit the day was a
100-yard dash btSn Barclay Scott
and John Booth. As both the runners
appeared with their trainers they showed
signs of having gone through a severe
tet of training. Scot t ruled the fa
vorite, 5 to 4, but as the runners neared
the tape, Booth gave a great burst of
speed and headed out hia opponent. The
time was around 10 4-a seconds. An
other feature was a football game be
tween the married and the single men
which resulted m a victory for the mar
ried men by the score of 3 to 1.
Dancing was enjoyed throughout the
da-v, and toward tne close of the day
the picnic broke up, with all declaring
that it was a great success. Music was
furnished bv Alex. Reid, James Christie
and Tony Eossi.
UNITED STATES GETS
DAVIS CUP BACK
McLoughlin, Tennis Star, Defeated Dixon
in Straight Sets Making Three
Wins For United States.
Wimbledon, England, July 28. The
United States team ' to-day recaptured
the Dwight F. Davis international lawn
tennis trophy from England, by adding
the victory of Maurice E. McLoughlin
over Charles P. Dixon to the singles
match and the doubles match already
won, thus gaining three of the five
matches of the series necessary to carry
off the cup. McLoughlin wo in straight
sets. R , ft 3, 62, The preliminary
contest this year was participated in by
seven nations. America, Canada. Aus
tralia, South Africa, Belgium and Franca.
AUTOS CRASHED AT TURN.
ENJOINS HER HUSBAND.
Mrs.
Maxime Raymond of Rutland
Wants Him to Keep Away.
Rutland, July 28. An injunction of
the extraordinary sort was obtained
yesterday by Attorney C. V. Poplin,
who represents .Mrs. .Louise . Raymond
in a petition for separate maintenance
and support in an action against her
husband, Maxime Raymond. The doc
ument was issued by Judge Fred M.
Butler and it enjoins the husband from
entering the apartments now occupied
by the petitioner and her children.
keeps him from disposing or encumber
ing any property, and it also restrains
the petitionee from conveying away any
household furniture. They have been
married for 35 years. In asking for the
injunction the petitioner claims that she
married Mr. Raymond in Swanton and
that they lived together, she doing
everything possible to make the home
happy. Lately she avers the petitionee
has shown an uncontrollable temper and
lias frequently threatened her with bod
ily harm.
Herman , Dressel, Formerly in Business
at White River Junction.
Springfield, July 28 The funeral of
Herman Dressel. sr., was held at his
home on River street at 2 o'clock Satur
day afternoon. Services were conducted
by Rev. William E. Williamson of St.
Luke's Episcopal church.
Mr. Dressel was born in Darmstadt,
Germany, October 12, 1834. In 18(11 be
established the Springfield Funiture
company and for a number of years he
conducted an upholstery business at
White River Junction. He is survived
by a wife and three children. Mrs. H. A.
Bapge of Springfield. Robert of Clare
mont. N. H.. and Herman, jr., superin
tendent of schools at Arlington, N. J.
ST. J0HNSBURY CHILD DROWNED.
Was Playing Near Passumpsic River
and Slipped in.
St. Johnshury. July 28. Viola, the
7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph Castonguay, was drowned Sat
urday in the Passumpsic river, near her
home on Concord avenue. She, with
other children, was playing hide and
seek when it is supposed she hid in
the bushes and slipped in the water.
The water is especially high and muddy,
owing to showers north of here.
It was not known that she was drown
ed until children saw the body float
ing in the water near the yard. They
threw in a roje attached to a hook anil
caught the body immediately. It is
thought the body was in the water
nearly an hour. She was the eldest of
four children.
END CAME UNEXPECTEDLY. .
Mrs. L. M. Bruce Had Seemed on Road
to Recovery.
The death of Mre. L. M. Bruce of 17
Camp street occurred at the City hos
pital Saturday night after a month's ill
ness. July 1 Mrs. Bruce waa brought to
the hospital suffering with acute nephri
tis. Her condition improved slowly but
steadily and it was thought thtt she
would recover ultimately. The end
came by heart failure with scarcely a
moment's warning. Besides her hus
band, Mrs.. Bruce leaves eight children.
the youngest of whom is four weeks old.
rive brothers and five sisters, all of
whom live in surrounding towns,, also
survive. Mrs. Rruce was born in Gran
ville, May 6, 1880, the daughter of
Ephram Hough and Harriet (Whitney)
Hough. Her marriage to Mr. Bruce took
place aboutfifteen years ago and since
the wedding she had hade her home in
Barrc.
Mrs. Bruce was a kind and sympa
thetic neighbor and was held in high es
teem by all who knew her. She leaves
a large circle of friends in Barre as well
as elsewhere and her death will be sin
cerely mourned by many. Funeral serv
ices will be held at the house Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. The interment
will be made in Hope cemetery.
SENT BACK TO JAIL.
John Kerr of Montpelier Was Arrested
Last Night.
John Kerr of Montpelier, who made
his maiden bow in police court some
time ago, was arraigned before Judge
H. WL Scott this forenoon on an intoxi
cation charge, subsequent offense, to
which he entered a plea of not guilty.
Kerr was taken back to his quarters in
the police station. Around the court
it was thought that he hadn't fully re
covered from the effects of some prior
illness. At any rate he did not furnish
bail. Kerr was arrested on Depot square
last night by Officer John W. Dineen.
The caaes'of Stato vs. Morris Guerin,
the eighteen-year-old New Haven, Conn.,
boy, who was arrested Friday on two
petit larceny charges, wa continued from
morning to this afternoon at 2 o'clock,
by an agreement between his counsel
and State's Attorney J. Ward Carver,
who has charge of the prosecution. When
the boy was arraigned Saturday, he
pleaded not guilty and his counsel asked
for a jury trial Mondav. To-dav it was
said that he had decided to plead guilty
on one of the counts.
Antoine Burke's Machine and One Driv
en by William Downie.
A crossing collision between A. H.
Burke's Cadillac touring car and a
Fiuick roadster driven by William
Downie of Nashua, N. H., below Mer
chant street hill on Summer street early
Saturday afternoon did a large amount
of damage to .both machines and only
through a fortuitous combination of cir
cumstances did both drivers escape in
jury. The scene of the accident is con
sidered by motorists to be one of the
most dangerous intersections in the city
and there is an unwritten rule among
drivers that cars should proceed with
caution at this point.
A little before 1 o'clock Mr. Burke's
car driven by a Boston man was bow ling
along ummer street in a northerly di
rection. At the same time the Buick
car entered Merchant street from North
Maine street and started, evidently, to
make the steep incline which starts at
Summer street. Both the Buick and
the Cadillac reached the corner at the
same time and before either driver could
apply the brakes in time to stop his car,
the machines had come together Neither
driver was thrown from his seat, al
though the impact and the resulting ef
fect on the two vehicles indicated that
the cars had come together with no little
force. The Cadillac was pushed toward
the side of the street ami the Buick
came to a halt only aftor most of the
front had been disarranged by the col
lision. An inventory of the damage to
the roadster showed a fore axle badly
sprung, shattered headlights, bent mud
guards on either side aird . a radiator
dented completely out of sha'pe. Perhaps
$50 will cover tiie damage done to the
roadster. Perhaps it will need more,
auto men said as they looked the ma
chine over. Mr. Burke m more fortu
nate in that his car cscape4 damage be
vond a broken running board and a mud
guard which was found to b jammed
in places. Jt was possible to operate
the touring car, but Downie's machine
was taken apart and transported to a
nearby garage tor repairs.
WOMEN RISE
IN REBELLION
And Ask for Retention
Woman as School
Superintendent.
ASK CHICAGO MAYOR
- FOR HIS SUPPORT
They Wish Mrs. Ella Flagg
Young Retained in
Office.
Chicago, July 28. The women voters
of Chicago planned to call on Mayor
Harrison to-day and demand that he
use his power to force the retention of
Mrs. hlla Flagg loung as superintend
ent of schools. They also request that
ne eradicate from the board of educa
tion the hostile influences which caused
Mrs. Young to offer her resignation.
.Mayor Harrison will appoint seven
new members to the board, and the
women wish these to be friendly to Mrs.
loung and that at least three of the in
be women.
B0NACC0RDS AT CALEDONIA.
MARRIED AS PLANNED.
CANOE UPSETS; GIRL DROWNS.
Her Male Companion Unconscious When
Rescued.
Salem. N. H., July 28,-lsabel Kanert,
19. of Evarctt, Mass., was drowned in
Canobie lake yesterday by the upsetting
of a canoe. Harold Dennis. 20. of Chel
sea, Mass.. her companion, was saved in
an unconscious state.
Although the Bride Is at Present Con
fined in Coonty Jail.
A w edding peculiar in its setting took
place Saturday in Montpelier, when Miss
Mabel Cooney and William Hussey, both
of this city, were married in the' Mont
pelier city court room by Judge Har
vey. The bride is an inmate of the coun
ty juil and was released long enough for
the ceremony, after which he was' re
turned to the jail. Miss Cooney was
tried before Judge Scott March 211 found
guilty of illegal selling of liquor and
sentenced to not less than eleven months
and not more than one year in jail,, with
a fine of $3(M) and costs, which she paid.
The jail sentence was suspended end
she was placed in charge of the proba
tion officer, but from later evidence it
was learned she had broken the condi
tions of the parole and was therefore
setitenced July 22 to six months in jail.
Mr. IIusev and Miss Coonev had been
engaged for some time and the date of
the wedding set for July 2t. As they
lesired to carry out their origins! plans.
the bride was released long enough fori
the ceremony, after which she returned '
to jail.
Picnic Saturday Was Attended By 300
People.
The annual picnic of the Bonaccord
football club waa held last Saturday at
Caledonia park. The weather waa all
that could be desired for an outing, and
there was a crowd numbering about 300,
who went down just after noon time
upon a special tram over the Wells Riv
er road.
There was a large and varied Droemm
of sport, which were keenly contested
throughout. There was a good ball game
and dancing, and the usual hot weather
refreshments of ice cream, soft drinks,
fruit, etc., were freely served by a com
mittee who spared no pains nor effort
10 make the outing a success and a
source of enjoyment to young and old
Dancing waa immensely popular through'
out the afternoon and evening. The mu
we waa very efficiently snipplied bv Har
ris orchestra, while ii. Palmer and .lames
Stewart acted aa masters of ceremony.
I he baseball game waa between the
married and single men and waa warmly
contested from beginning to end. At
Caledonia park this season the benedicts
have been having by far the liest of
things baseball, but in this instance the
tables were turned and they got trimmed,
o to 4. Hob Wright was captain for the
roamed men and Jim forbe for the
ingle lads, while Douglass and Duncan
were the batteries for the former team,
and Bisse.tte and McDonald for the lat
ter. The features of the game were a
triple play for the single men, by A.
Wood, and the umpiring of George Booth,
who is without question one of the
bright particular stars of amateur base-
The snorts were carried out under the
direction of Alex. Walker and W611iam
Still, assisted by George Taylor, and one
f the leatures they provided waa a
hree-legged race for members of the
omnvittee onlv. The partnera to try
their luck with this rather unumial meth
od of locomotion were selected by name
promiscuously from a liat, by Jim Mew-
rt, who held the option of chadleninng
the winners. Thia proved unnecessary,
however, aa Stewart mid hia partner,
James Forbes, came in somewhat ahead
f the other bunch, many of whom met
with various mishaps upon their very
uneertnn journey, much to the amuse
ment of the onlookers.
The committee in charge of the pic
ic and to whose energy much of the
success was due, comprised the follow
ing: George Taylor, president, Robert
Davidson, secretary, Jame Mewart
James Taylor, William Still, James
Clark, Alex. Walker. A. Mackie, James
Forbes, A. Benzie, G. Mitchell, B. Pal
mer and G. McLean.
Following is the prijp list:
Giris' race, under twelve years Annie
Taylor, Jennie Milne, Jennie Faira, Ina
Fair.
Girls' race, under sixteen years Jea
sie Milne, Hazel Jopp, Josie Will.
Girls' race, under sixteen years Jes
sie Walker, Louise Melvin, Bella Wood.
Small boys race A. Ingram, Freddy
Memn, James laylor.
BovV race, under twelve years .John
Jopp, Dick Matthews, A. Clark, Willie
Fairs.
Bovs' race, under sixteen years .lames
Walker, James Thompson, Bernie Starr.
Married, ladies' race Mrs. William
Smith, Mrs. Charles Scott, Mrs. William
Fa irs.
Indies' place kick, married and single
Miss Deatrice Gibson, M'iss Wood, Miss
Christina Pyper.
Ladies' place kick, married only Mrs,
Will, Mrs. Riddell, Mr. Fairs.
Married men's race Charles Greig,
W illiam Naughton, Alex. Ross.
Single men's race Albert Wood, A
Robertson, Alex. McLeod.
In a challenge race between Angus
McDonald and Charles Greig, McDonald
won by a very close margin.
Single ladies' race Miss Melvin, Miss
Bella Thompson, Miss Lizzie Stephens
GOV. FLEHER
HAS REMOVED
. CHAS. D. WATSON
YOUNG BROS. AT SHEPARD.
v
Large Crowd Had One of the Most En
joyable Times They Ever Had.
Never have more favorable conditions
attended the annual outing of the em
ploye of the Young Bros.' granite plant
than on Saturday last A when a larire
crowd went to Shepard'a grove for the
eighth annual observance. The arrange
ment committee expended every effort
to make a success of the event, devot
ing considerable time previously to eauin-
ping the grounds with things that would
increase the amusement and pleasure
0 the picnickers. Several impromptu
stands were constructed and scattered
through the cool groves, where all wants
wer served by a corps 01 wlnte-aproned
waiters. The youngsters in the grounds
were made happy by the distribution
of candy and ice cream.
The picnickers congregated at the park
shortly before noon, operations at the
plant cenamg at 10 otlock. i hie per
nutted the employe opportunity to
make preparations end arrive at the
grounds at the noon hour. On arrival,
the amusement seekers found a aumptu
ous repast awaiting their serving. Full
justice was done to the repast.
A baseball game between the married
and single men constituted the most
interesting event of the day. The game
waa prolonged into fen innings and
was not until darkness came that the
married men concerted their attack and
brought home the winning run, making
the final score 4 to 3. In the past these
annual battles have been a source of
interest, but Saturday's fray will be re
corded aa a precedent.
The battery for the winning eide was
George ii. Mewart and Andrew Robert
son. The pitching of Stewart, although
erratic at times, was bo effective 111
pinches that victory came the way of
the married men. John Giovanelli and
John Birnie were in the points for the
lowing team. The batting of William
Troup featured the game, together with
a slashing home run by James Fatter
son.
Another athletic contest that brought
forth considerable comment from the
picnickers was the tug-of-war match be
iween team of fourteen, representing
the polishers and the granite cutters
of the plant. Twice were the cutters
enabled to drag the handkerchief to their
side of the line, but not until alter ten
minutes of incessant struggling.
Alex. Anderson, well known m local
amateur theatrical- circles-, was called
upon to lighten the mind of the merry
makers with a few character sketches.
Mr. Anderson finally responded and was
accorded such applause for his imper
sonations of Harry Lauder, the gTeat
Scotch comedian, that he was obliged
to respond on several occasions with
other sketches. Mr. Anderson wag as
sisted in hia theatrical performances by
loung s orchestra, which consisted 01
William Troup, violin; John Giovanelli.
trombone; and James Edwards, bagpipes.
Thia orchestra passed a . good portion
f the day in the Shepard pavilion and
rendered popular tunes while many of
the picnickers joined in the gay wihrl.
Other races of the day were as tol-
ows: Hoys race Won by Arthur Shan
non ; second, ueorge loung. -
Liberal prizes were awarded to the
winners of the various athletic contests.
The committee in charge of the outing
wa comprised of the following mem
bers: Victor Beaulic, William McLeod, I
Alex. Lawson. Alex. Anderson, ictor St
John, James Edwards.
Chairman of Vermont Pub
lic Service Commission
Was Taken From Office
by Telegram This Morning
Following Refusal to Resign.
GEORGE H. BABBITT
ALSO REMOVED
This Is Next Chapter In the
-Telephone Situation In'
Vermont, In Which Com
mission Differed From
the Governor.
W. F. RICHARDSON'S FUNERAL.
Was Held at His Late Home Saturday
Afternoon.
Funeral services for Warren F. Rich
ardson, whose death occurred at his
home, 2" Camp street, early Thursday
morning, were held at the house Sat
urday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. B.
Reardon. pastor of the I'niversalist
church, officiating. The bearers were as
follows:; D. S. Waterman, Roy Smith,
A. B. Lane, P. N. Carr, F. W. Jackson
and A. W. MacNeil. The remains were
taken to the family lot in Elrawood
cemetery for interment. A large num
ber of people from nearby towns attend
ed the funeral.
Weather Forecast.
Showers and cooler this afternoon or
to-night in New Hampshire and Ver
mont, followed by fair Tuesday; show
ers to-night or Tuesday in Maine. Mod
erate westerly winds,
A. 0. H. AT DEWEY PARK.
Division No. 1 Held Picnic Alone This
Year Instead of With County.
Division No. 1, A. O. H., observed its
annual outing and picnic Saturday at
Dewey park when around 2(M( people con
gregated at the pleasure grove and made
theimelves merry during the course of
the day. In the past Hibernian picnics
in this Vicinitv have been conducted un
der the jurisdiction of the Washington
county branolt, to which adherents of the
A. (). II. from Northnwd, .Montpelier
Barre and other adjoining towns wended
their way annually-. Alter deliberating
the local division decided to have a lo
cal event. The innovation proved
total success and will be continued in
future year to be run similarly.
Owing to the inadequacy of the park,
the sjiorting committee were unable to
stage all the athletic contests planned
on. During the heated portion ai the
afternoon considerable attention was de
voted to the pavilion amusements. An
impromptu musical and literary program
was carried through bv members of the
order. Among the noteworthy contribu
tions were step dances bv Thomas Mill
rov and James Quinn. Sullivan's or
chestra, which is composed of three
pieces, furnished music tor the dancers
and funmakers.
Quoiting occupied a part of the day's
outing. Many members of the order
proficent in this line of skill, attracted
a large audience while engaged in the
sport. A baseball game between teams
captained bv 1 nomas Alclton and nil
liam Skerritt was the feature of the day.
The team commanded bv MctiofT tri
umphed by a score of 6 to 1. The pitch
ing of Capt. McGoff was so effective that
his opponents were able to glean but
very few hits off his delivery.
The committee in charge of the out
ing comprised the following members:
.1. .Mc.Nuitv. cnairman, jnomws -ne-
Goff, WilliamSkerritt, Daniel Linehan
and William Dunlevv.
S. TUCKER PARDONED.
Barre Man Let Out of Jail Conditionally
By Gov. Fletcher.
Seymour Tucker of this city, who was
sentenced to county jail for the alleged
illegal selling of liquor, and who had
served five months of an eight months'
Sfntence, has been pardoned conditionally
by Gov. A. M. Fletcher, on recommen
dation of Sheriff Frank Tracy. Tucker
has been a model prisoner and his par
don came as a result of his good be- I
-ior. He is placed in charge of a pro- j broad jump, 1st., Hudson
batiou officer, .. . loung, 3rd., W. loung.
St. Albans, July 2S. Governor Fletan
er this morning removed Charles D. Wat
son of thia city from the Vermont pub
lic service commission, of which Mr. -Watson
waa chairman, having been ap
pointed by Governor Fletcher and con
firmed by the Senate at the recent ses
sion. Notice of removal came to Mr. '
Watson this morning by telegraph, after
Mr. Watson had refused to resign at
the request of the governor.
G. II. Babbitt of Bellows Falls resigned
from the commission at the request of
the governor. W. R, Warner of Ver-
gpnnes, the third member ot the com
mission, remains on the board at pres
ent, although he was given the same
hint to resign as the other two received.
Following the removal of Mr. Wat
son, Gov. Fletcher appointed as a mem
ber of the commission Robert C. Bacon
of Brattleboro, who is a lawyer.
The sensational outcome to-day waa
another chapter in the telephone em
broglio in Vermont, of which the next
previous was the report of the special
counsel recommending that the public
service commission issue an order re
ducing rates.
Mr. W atson held that the public serv
ice commission could not legally issua
an order with uotice to the company and
a hearing had been given. At Vergennes
011 July 23 the commission talked the
situation over and the three member
were of the same mind that an order
should not be issued. They so reporteil
to Governor Fletcher on July 24 and
were given the hint to resign.
In explaining his position to-day Mr.
Watson said that complaint of telephone
service had been received by the com
mission from various points in the state.
E. A. Cook of Lyndon, who afterwards
was appointed one of the two special:
counsel in the matter, being the first to'
enter complaint. Gov. Fletcher later ap
pointed the special counsel consisting of
Mr. Cook and W. A. Graham, which waa
agreeable to the commission. The coun
sel reported earlier than waa expected,
said Mr. Watson, having been at work
little over a month. Moreover, there
was . considerable discussion over the
manner of procedure in the case.
The New Commissioner.
Robert 0. Bacon of Brattleboro, who
to-day was apjiointed to the Vermont
public service commission to succeed
Chairman Charles D. Watson of St. Al
bans, who was removed from office, i
a young man who was admitted to the
bar fourteen years ago. Mr. Bacon waa
born in Washington, D. C, March 4, 1879,
the son of R. A. and Josephine (Cbl
burn) Bacon. He was educated at Thay
er academy, Dartmouth college and tho
law school" of Boston university.
Mr. Bacon was admitted to the Ver
mont bar in lOOil and the year later waa
married to Georgia nna E. Cook. Since
being admitted to the bar, he has prac
ticed law in Brattleboro and where ho
served as state's attorney for Windham
county from lPOfi to 1908. In -politic
Mr. Bacon is a Republican. He is con
nected with the Masonic and Elk fraternities.
EPISCOPAL PICNIC.
Held
at Dewey Park Saturday Was
Very Enjoyable.
The annual Sunday school picnic of
the Church of the Good Shepherd waa
held Saturday at Dewey park; tha day
was beautiful and a large number of
the children were present. The children
assembled at the church at 10 o'clock in
the forenoon and took the first car at
1(1:15. Others with their parents con
tinued to go during the day. Ai noon
bountiful dinner was served and tor
an hour afterwards gamea for the litthi
folks were in order. In the afternoon a
races, which started at 2 o'clock the fol
lowing members of the Sunday school
were winners:: miliary department,
1st., Mary Allen. 2nd., Clara Gibson,
3rd., Catherine I-awson; juniors, 1st.,
.illie Halsall, 2nd., trances loung;
juniors (2nd.) 1st., Isabel Beattie, 2nd.
Sadio Halsall, 3rd.. Muriel Beattie; in-
ermediate. 1st., Ethel Loughheed, 2nd.,
Jennie Greig, 3rd., Edith Jackson. Boy'a
primary class, 1st L. Carroll, 2nd H.
loung, 3rd., Ldward l,arter; juniors, 1st.,
loung, 2nd., C reig, 3rd., Ldwm
Anderson; intermediate, 1st., Hudson
Beattie. 2nd., Clinton Loughheed, 3rd.,
James Greig: seinors, 1st, L Young, 2nd..
loung, 3rd., W. loung; standing
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