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BARRE, VERMONT, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 0, 1913. PRICE, ONE CK . VOL. XVII NO. 147. HE BAKRE MILLIONS LOST IN FIERCE FIRE A Large Section of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Was Swept Last Night GOV. HAYS ASSUMES CHARGE OF RESCUE 250 Citizens Sworn in as Spepcial Policemen i To-day Hot Springs, Ark., Sept. 6. Under the personal direction of Governor George W. Hays', the task of providing for those who were, made homeless by the fire which last night destroyed property val ued at millions of dollar in the eastern ection of Hot Springs, began at day light. . Hundred of volunteer firemen are working to extinguish the smoulder ing emblems lest they be fanned into flames again in case the wind should rise. Under orders of Mayor McClendon, all the saloons have been closed, and 250 citizens have been sworn in as special policemen and are patrolling the fire swept area. Definite figures of the monetary loss are still unavailable. The fire started at 3:30 yesterday aft. ernoon in a negro's cabin on Church street, just east of the Army and Navy hospital, and spread quickly south and east, and soon was beyond control of the local fire department. From this small dwelling region the- fire spread to a manufacturing section, then to a pretentious residence and hotel district and the shifting wind threatened to carry the flames to the main business section. - ' . Among the buildings destroyed were the city'.s light, water and power plants, the county courthouse, the Park. Jeffer son, Princess and Moody hotels, the city high school, Iron Mountain railroad sta. tion and ships, Ozark sanitarium and Bijou rink, besides a hundred or more business buildings and many residences, Including some of the best in the city. At times early in the night the gale reached a velocity of 40 miles an hour. Twice the flames headed for the main business district, but shortly before It o'clock the free use of dynamite divert, ed the fire toward South Hot Springs, where there was a better chance of con trolling it. ASSASSINS' VICTIM DIED OF WOUNDS Mortiaro Abe, Director of Political Bureau of Japanese Foreign Office, Was Stabbed by Unknown Persons. Tokio, Sept. 6. Mortiaro Abe, di rector of the political bureau of the Jap anese foreign office, died to-day, the vic him the evening of Sept. 4. The assail him the eveining of Sept. 4. The assail ants, who are believed to be Btudents, escaped. Excitement is intense here, following the reports of a massacre of Japanese and an insult to the flag at Nanking, and there is much irresponsible clamor for draBtio action against China, sim ilar to the recent clamor against the United States. SPORTING NOTES. Sidney Hatch, who has probably won more marathons than any one in the world, is still in the game, winning a 15-mile race at Chicago on Labor day. One of the greatest assets of young Maisel, the Highlander, U his ability to get a etart in stealing bases. More is heard from Louis Drucke, once a. member of the New York Giants' pitching staff. Drucke ia playing in the Pacific Coast league this season. He has drawn three releases. At the outset of the season he was with Oakland. They let him go and Sacramento took him. Venice, where he next went, also dropped him. In each case his inability to con trol lost him his position. Charlie Hemphill, the old American leaguer, has been released from the St. Paul club. The reason for his release was attributed to failure to keep in condition. Owner Jack Zeller of . the Pittsfield club of the Eastern association is plan ning to make the trip around the world with the Giants and the Wlhite Sox. He will be accompanied by his wife. Mrs. George Stallings, wife of the mana,rer of the Boston Nationals, died at Buffalo on Aug. 29. Mrs. Stallings had been ill all summer and by reason of this Manager Stallings has been ab sent from (his duties the greater part of the time. For $5,000, Pitcher Jacobs and Catch er Hale of the Burlington, la., Path finders, Ihave been sold to the St. Louis Browns. This pair formed one of the best batteries in the Central league for 1913. Vice President Barnard of the Cleve land Naps forwarded a letter to Pensa cola that the Cleveland club would not use the Fensaeola grounds for a . train ing season next spring. He says that none of the gulf resorts will be visited because of the strong breezes. Charlie Doom's contract expires as manager of the Philadelphia Nationals at the end of the present season. It is rumored that he will not be retained to manage the Phillies for 1014. The choice of managers seems to have nar rowed down to two men. Umpire Hank O'Day and Otto Knabe, the Phillies' sec ond baseman. Friends of Dooin claim that neither of the two mentioned men has the qualifications of Dooin and they intend to bring pressure to bear upon the management to tender Dooin a eon tract for another season, busing their claims upon the showing made during tbe past season. AUTO TIRE BLEW UP, CAUSING FATALITIES Two People Were Killed and Three Were Injured at Jackson, Mich., Yes terday Afternoon Racer Was Driving 100-horsepower Car. ' Jackson, Mich., Sept. 6. Harry Endi cott, 35, of Anderson, Ind., who has been an automobile racer for 13 years, and Mary Sarata of Jackson, a 10-year-old spectator, were killed and three per sons injured yesterday afternoon when Endicott's automobile hurtling around the race track crashed through a fence after one of the front tires blew up. George Benedict, 28, of Los Angeles, Endicott'a mechanician, is believed to be internally injured and may not re cover. Endicott was driving a 100-horsepower car preparatory to an exhibition race against Benedict here to-day. ASK REVISED WAGE SCHEDULE Engineer and Firemen on Railroads West of Chicago, Numbering 95,000, Demand Conference in Chicago Expected Soon. Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 6. Ninety five thousand locomotive engineers and firemen, employed on the railroad west of Chicago are preparing to ask the companies to revise their wage sched ules, according to an announcement here. A conference is expected in Chi cago soon. 0CRAC0KE PEOPLE SAFE. Pamlico Sound Strewn with the Wreck age of Small Craft. Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 0. Long distance telephone messages from Beaufort, N. C, last night brought definite assurances of the safety of the people of Ocracoke and Portsmouth, N. 0., who it was feared had been swept into the Atlantic by Wednesday's storm. At Atlantic, a few miles southward, much property was destroyed and Pam lico sound is reported strewn with wreckage of small craft, trees and dead animals. No loss of life has been re ported. CAN'T AWAKEN MAN ASLEEP 35 DAYS Remarkable Case Reported at San Jore, Cal., About Man From Ten nessee. San Jose, Cal., Sept. 6. Wright Kee ble, a visitor from Tennessee, ha been asleep for 33 day at the home of his uncle and many doctors have tried un successfully to awaken luin. . Kecbel was misled Aug. 1, ana alter a search was found Bleeping between bales of hay on the ranch. SUDDENLY MADE WEALTHY. Mrs. John H. Holmes of Rutland Gets $400,000 from Brother's Estate. Rutland. Sent. 6. Mrs. John H. Holmes of this city, wife of a former boilermaker here, has been lett imimj.ihiu in the will of her brother, Theodore W. Kurhvilt. of Delmar. Calif., who died re cently of apoplexy while in an automo bile. He lett an estate valued at a million dollars. A sister of Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. Emma Jasmin of Schenectady, N. V also irets $400,000. Mr. Barhvdt was born in Schenectady in 183.. He made his money in real estate in Iowa. He also built several small railroads, including a part of the present Burlington system. 200 PASSENGERS ON GROUNDED BOAT Steamer Middleton, Bound From Hart ford for New York Is Not Believed To Be in Any Danger. Hartford, Conn., Sept. 6. The steamer M:iddleton, bound from Hartford for New York, is ashore on a ledge in Nor walk harbor, with 200 passenger aboard. The vessel grounded in high water and is not believed to be in any danger. Tugs have been sent from here to her assistance. WALTER W. MILLER DEAD. Resident of Essex Junction Was Born in Fairfax Essex Junction, Sept. 6. Walter W. Miller, aged 73 years, died about mid night Thursday at the home of his sis ter, Mrs. Charles K. Drury, after a long illness. Mr. Miller was born in Fairfax. About 35 years ago he went to Colches ter where "he lived until about six years ago when he came to this village. He was the oldest of the four children of Mr. and Mrs Daniel Miller and Mrs. Drury, the youngest one of the family being the only one to survive him. The funeral will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Drury Sunday morning at ten o'clock with burial in Fairfax. STOLEN RIG DAMAGED When Hack Horse Was Driven Into an Automobile. Winooski, Sept. 6. The rig of Fred Labounty, who conducts a night hack business, was stolen at one of the re sorts on the road to the fort about 1 o'clock yesterday morning, and when found a little later it was considerably damaged, having been driven by its oc (ji pants direetiy into an aiitonioble. The automobile was driven by Mr. Bleau and is owned by J. D. Vanderhoof 01 Burlington. The car was returning from Wiiterville with Dr. P. E. McSwecney, who was called there to perform an op eration. U. S. REVOLVER TEAM WINS. Argentine Republic Second and Peru Third at Camp Perry. Camp Perry, O., Sept. 6. The United States revolver team yesterday won first place with a score of 2,130. The Argen tine republic team was -seeond with 2,006, and Peru third with 1,607. JEROME STAYS IN VERMONT Thaw's Prosecutor Was Still at Norton Mills This Morning CAME ACROSS LINE TO RECEIVE THAW He Was to Have Hearing at Coaticook To-day on Gambling Charge Norton Mills, Sept. 6. William Tra vera Jerome probably will not appear at Coaticook, P. Q., to-day to answer the charge t gambling, on which he was arrested yesterday. He was still in town this morning and announced he would not leave until this afternoon and then did not know Which way he would go. Jerome came across the Canadian line into this Vermont town yesterday in the expectation that Thaw would be deport ed immediately. He was visibly disap pointed when he learned of the new move compelling Thaw's appearand at Montreal on Sept. 15. THAW IS PLEASED OVER JEROME'S FIX As Well as by New regal Knot Which . Prevented His Immediate Deporta tion Into the United States. Coaticook, Que., Sept. 6. Harry K. Thaw will be produced before the full King's bench, appe.il side, at Montreal on the morning of Sept. 15. Meantime he may be detained here, or at Slier brooke, or taken to Montreal on a mo ment's notice,' at the discretion of the immigration authorities. Two of his counsel, J. N. Oreensbields and N. K. Laflamnie, obtained a double writ, ha beas corpus and prohibition, at Mont real yesterday ana whirled in a special train' to Coaticook, where not long be fore, the immigration authorities had ordered ThawV deportation from ths Dominion. Counsel for Thaw who had remained in Coaticook had announced that the writ was returnable forthwith and a special train was made up to take the prisoner to Montreal last night. A great crowd collected about the station where Thaw was .confined and it was not until 8 o'clock that it became known that he mig'it reniain here several days be. cause the writ is not returnable until Sept. la. There were cheers when the writ ar rived and moie applause whenever Thaw's face appeared at the window of the detention room. When the special train pulled out for Montreal without Thaw aboard, there were cries of dis appointment, then more cheering when the news got abroad that tor 1 naw tne new move meant ten days' delay. Not only by the writ secured in Mont real but bv the action of his attorney on appeal did Thaw block 'his deporta tion, in addition he had the pleasure able knowledge that hi old enemy, Wil liam Tra vers Jerome, had been charged with gambling. Jerome's arrest was due to two causes and was not prcmptd in any way by the Thaw lawyers, who expressed indig nation at the move and said they were readv to aid him. What the arrest real ly signified was the state of public opin ion here as decidedly pro-Thaw and more decidedly anti-Jerome. In the sec ond place there is a split in the town council over Chief of Police John Boud reau, Thaw's original captor and subse quent petitioner for the writ of habeas corpus which forced Thaw out of jail at Sherbrooke into the , hands of the immigration authorities. Some of the aldermen contend that Boudreau was in fluenced ami acted unwisely in the ha- .!eas corpus matter and should resign. Among his opponents is A. A. Hopkins, chairman of the police committee of the council. Hopkins employs in his grist mill Milford ,Aldrich, the complainant against Jerome. Aldrich says he acted as a zealous citizen and his contention was sustained by A. C. Hanson, joint crown prosecutor, who caused the war rant to be issued. "We were shocked," said Hanson, "to see Mr. Jerome playing cards for money in public and it was our duty to arrest him. Little children saw him and were talking abmit it. We have never had another arrest of its kind here. If Je rome tries to leave this jurisdiction, he will be arrested. Mr. Jerom left town in his Riitomo- bileyesterday afternoon. It was ex plained that he had "gone for n ride. The Deportation Order. In finding Thaw subject to deporta tion, a decision which was rendered aft er 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the board of inquiry made this announce ment: "This is to eertifv that Harrv K. Thaw of the United States of America. a person who entered Canada at the international boundary line between the state of ermont and the Province of Quebec on or about the 18th day of August, 1913, has been examined by the board of inquiry at this port, and has been rejected for the following rea sons: ' "That he, Harry K. Thaw, did enter Canada at a place other than a port 01 entry, and tint he did not forthwith report such entry to the nearest immi gration office, and present himself for examination as required by law. "That he, Harry K. Thaw, eluded ex amination by an officer and entered Can ada by stealth contrary to the provi sion of the immigration act. "That evidence considered trustworthy by the board has been submitted to the board that he, Harry K. Thaw, has been insane within five years previous to the present date, and that consequently he, the aid Harry K. Thaw, comes within the prohibited classes mentioned in sec tion three of the immigration act, which section provides that persons 'who have been insane within five years previous shall not be permitted to land in Can ada or in case of having landed in or entered Canada- shall not be permitted to remain therein. "And the said Harry K. Thaw is here by ordered to be deported to the state of Vermont, whence he came to Canada." PRES. TAFT LIKES ' VERMONT GOLF LINKS Gets Out His Clubs Immediately on Ar rival at Manchester and Plays Till Darkness Interferes. Manchester, Sept. 6. Former Presi dent Biid Mrs. William It Taft arrived here yesterday afternoon and will be the guests over Sunday of the lion, and Mrs. Robert T. Lincoln at Hildene. Within an hour of his arrival, Mr. Taft and Mr. Lincoln were enjoying a golf match at the Ekwanok Country club. Jt was evident from the start that Mr. Taft finds positive enjoyment in the royal and ancient game. .Darkness pre vented a full round and on the return to the club the former president stated that Myopia was the only golf course to bo compared with Ekwanok. RACE TOOK SEVEN HEATS. . Free-for-AH at Rutland Yesterday Was a Hummer. Rutland, Sept. 6. The Rutlaijd coun ty fair closed yesterday, after the first week of perfect weather for this event in -5 years. There was an attendauc of 8,000 persons here yesterday, and 40,0(10 for the week. Interest centered in the free-for-all, with seven starters, all having marks better than 2:10. It was won after seven heats by IS illy Patten from Medford, Mass.. The summaries: Free-for-All. Purse $600. Rillv Patten, bg (Fox) .. 2 1 7 4 3 1 1 Mansfield, bb (Hastings). 6 3 2 1 1 3 2 Fred W., bg (MeCauliff). 8 4 3 3 2 2 3 Add F., bh (Dore) ...... 1 2 1 2 4 ro Greatest- Line,brm( Welch) 5 5 4 ro (totlett, jtg (Piper) 4 6 6 ro Chimes Hal, brg (O'Neil) . 7 7 5 ro Time 2:12. 2:11, 2:15, 2:13, 2:12. 2:30 Trot. Purse $.300. Kkuball, brg (O'Neil) Hurry Mck, bg (Cormkhacl) Bonia, brm (Martin) Baron, bh (Kinsella) Jap, blkg (Boyeran) liunson, brh (O'Neil) R. F. D. Boy, bh (Roberts) . Time 2:21, 2:24, 2:24. 2:14 Pace. Purse $500. Susie M., brm (Sunderlin) . . Cecil Bryan, bg (Thomas) ... Fred Kanno, blkg (Martin) .. Cecilian Bell, bin (Ffet.dier) , Jack Nutter, brg 1 1 1 .223 .332 .745 .664 .556 .477 2 111 15 4 3 3 3 2 2 4 2 3 4 A 4 5ro Time 2:15, "2:16, 2:15, 2:16. 2:19 Trot. Purse $300. Monarchal Ladv, ehm 1 1 1 Blackwood, brg' (O'Neil) 3 2 2 Hazelwood, chm (Kussell) 2 4 4 Better One, bg (Connichael) ... 4 3 3 Time 2:21, 2:21, 2:21. RACING DISAPPOINTING Because of the Few Starters on Closing Day at Sheldon Junction. Sheldon Junction, Sept. 6. The annu al Franklin county fair closed yesterday with an attendance of about 3,000. The horse racing was somewhat disappoint ing, inasmuch as only eyjlit horses start ed in three races out of 31 entries. The results were as follows: 2:40 Trot or Pace. Purse $150. Baby Ruth, bm, Charles Martelle; 1 1 1 Lady Bird, bm, F. B. Lang...... 2 2 2 Rapldite, bg, B. H. Post ........ 3 3 3 Time 2:14, 2:16, 2:17. 2:25 Trot. Purse $250. Childs, chs, F. B. Lang 1 1 1 Lady Bird, bm, C. B. Hol.hs 2 2 2 .Time 2:36, 2:37, 2:25. Free-for-All. Purse $300. Reproacbless, C. Woodworth ..2111 Black Twister, B. H. Coombs ..1222 Alcandine, F. B. Calkins ....... 3 3 3 3 Susie M., brm, Sunderlin ...... 2 1 11 Time 2:14, 2:16, 2:15, 2:17,. NO GRAND CIRCUIT RACES. Uhlan Trots a Mile in 1:59, a Record in Minnesota. Hartford, Conn., Sept. 6 r-Showers and a muddy track caused a postpone ment of the final days card of grand circuit races at Charter Oak park yes terday, and unless weather and track conditions improve there will not be a chance to complete the program. Ham line Minn., Sept. 6. Lilian made a new state record at the great western races here yesterday, trotting a mile in 1 :50:Vt. I rack conditions were not fav orable for the champion to break his world's record of 1 : 8. FUNERAL OF AVIATOR. Marked Tribute Paid to George Schmitt in His Home City. Rutland, Sept. 6. Rutland yesterday honored the memory of George J. Schmitt, the popular young aviator, who was killed by a fall in his aeroplane at the fair here Tuesday, by suspending business in all of the stores and sending to the Congregational church for the public funeral service, after prayer at the home of his parents, Mr. and "Mrs. George Schmitt. a concourse of. people who completely filled the large audito rium. Never was such a collection of flowers seen before at the funeral of a young person in this city. Even the venders at the fair sent a handsome tribute. Rev. Arthur H. Bradford of this city, who ofliciaetd, characterized Mr. Schmitt as an aviator who rendered real service to the world, not iu taking chances mere ly to win applause, but one who, by careful experiments, had advanced the science of aviation. The bearers were Dr. F. H. Gebhardt, Wilfred A. Frenier, Newman C. Wade, Wallace K. Remington, Thomas C. Dunn and Arthur H. Eastman, all except the first being schoolmates of tho deceased. $120,000SH0RT IN ACCOUNTS Fort Worth, Texas, State National Bank Defalca tion Reported CONFESSION ALLEGED BY OLD EMPLOYE He Is Alleged to Have Told His Son of the Peculation Berkeley, Cal., Sept. 6.Professor Baldwin Woods, a faculty member of the department of mathematics in the University of California, said to-day that his father, M. L. Woods, lias con fessed to him the defalcation of $120, 000 from the State National bank at Fort Worth, Texas. The shortage was reported to the comptroller of currency at Washington yesterday and a warrant was issued for the arrest of Woods. Professor Woods said that his father, who had been em ployed in the bank for twenty years, confessed the shortage . while visiting here a week ago, and the son notified the bank by telegraph that his father would return. The elder Woods is now in New York for the purpose of disposing of property valued at $70,000, with a view to a partial restitution with the proceeds. INJURED WOMAN TAKEN TO MONTREAL Mrs. J. W. Ross, Hurt in Automobile Accident in East Montpelier,! Still in a Serious Condition but In- ' sisted on Going Home. Mrs. J. W. Ross who was injured in the automobile accident in East Mont nelier last week Friday, in which James lOnerau, chauffeur, and James Van Wagenen, New York attorney, received injuries which resulted in their deaths, hii removed from Heaton hospital, Montpelier, last evening and carried to her home at Woodlands, a suburb of Montreal, the trip being made by special car attached to the regular ex press over the Central Vermont railroad. Mrs. Koss sustained a broken hip, a sprained ankle and other injuries. She was still in a very weak condition last evening, emaciated and scarcely able to move her hands; but she was anxious to start for home, and her hus band, who lias been in Montpelier since last Saturday, also was anxious for her removal. So the trip was made, some what against the advice of the attending physicians, who thought she ought to remain in the hospital for a few days longer at least. Mrs. Ross was accompanied by her husband, by the family physician, Dr. J. W. Armstrong of Montreal, and by a professional nurse from the Canadian city. The injured woman was taken to the train by automobile and tenderly carried intothe private car, "Ontario," which was once the property of the late Charles M. Hays, president of the Grand Trunk railroad, who lost his life in the Titanic disaster over a year ago. The train left Montpelier Junction at -G.-13 o'clock for the northward trip. CITY COMPLETELY SACKED. Fall of Nanking Marks Close of Chinese Rebellion. Pekiii, Sept. 6. Despatches received here from Nanking report that the northern armies completely sacked that city. The fall of . anting mark the close of the rebellion, as all the prov inces are now reported quiet. The looting and other excesses lasted three days. The soldiers visited the American consulate and demanded mon ey, but Mrs. Alvin W. Gilbert, wife of the vice consul, during the absence of her husband, pluckily taJked the men out of their designs, reminding them t.l.at tl,e Americana were their friends. The soldiers then left the consulate. Another party ot soldiers attempted .ni., tlA liini'wAn Vresihvteriuii mis- IV. 1 llll k,.W . sion. They threatened to shoot Rev. Alfred V. Gray, tne resident missionary, because he refused to open the gate to them. Looters also tried to force the gate of Rev. J. M. B. Gills, American l'ro tesbant Episcopal ' mia-sioiury. They fired several shot through the closed ,... u-Vinn it. was finally onened ami the looters observed foreigners inside, they departed. Proposals involving the election of a president of the republic before tlhe drafting of the constitution ha.s been completed is now before Parliament. The Gazette yesterday announced the resignation of the cabinet and says the personnel of a new ministry will be sub mitted for the approval of Parliament next week. BURLINGTON MERCHANT DEAD. Louis X. Fremau Had Been in Business About 30 Years. Burlington, Sept. 6.- Louis X. Fremau ilied at 11:15 o'clock last evening at 'the Mary Fletcher hospital, aged 04 'vears. He had been in failing health for a long time, and recently underwent an operation. Mr. Fremau was a native of Burling ton, and succeeded his father, Louis Fre mau, in the jewelry business about 30 years ago. He was one of the first mem bers of Sherman's band. lie is survived by his wife, two daugh ters, Mrs. Louise Thebault of Water bury and Mrs. Florence Hamilton of Colchester, four sons, Albert of Jack son, Mich., and George, Louis and Charles of this city, two sisters, Mrs. H. B. Carpenter of Winooski and Mrs. A. F. Chayer of this city, and one brother, Jeremiah P. Fremau of Montreal HONORED BY THEIR FRIENDS. Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Abbott Tendered Sur prise on Their 35th Anniversary. In honor of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Abbott of Belmont avenue were tendered a charming surprise party in Howland hall last evening from 8 to 10 o'clock, when more than two hundred people from Barre and Montpelier gathered to extend congratulations and to assist in mark ing the silver wedding milestone with much merrymaking. Sponsors for the occasion were Mr. Abbott's associates in local mercantile, banking, insurance and club circles, together with a wide circle of friends and neighbors of the worthy couple. The guests of honor were taken completely by surprise when they were ushered into the hall at 8 o'clock by friends, who at the last moment enlisted the services of a passing policeman to make the entry more compulsory. Instead of passing the evening with Mr. and Mrs. Frank McWhorter of Rich ardson street, whose wedding anniver sary happened to pecur on the same day, Mr. and Mrs. Abbott early found themselves in the center of a large com pany bent on expressing their warmest felicitations. It was during the hour that followed the first surprise that Rev. J. W. Harnett, pastor of the Congre gational church, voicing the spirit of the occasion in a happy little speech, pre sented the couple several timely remind ers of the esteem in which they arc held in the community, i'rom the clerks at the store of A. P. Abbott & Co. came a bouillon set and creamer, while from business associates and others came a gift of a purse of silver dollars. Other presents of a varied and attractive na ture, including a handsome bouquet of bridal roses, came from a number of other sources. Although somewhat over come by the unexpected turn of affairs, Mr. Abbott arose and expressed a large measure of gratitude on. behalf of him self and wife. Later the company was entertained with a delightful little program of mu sical and literary numbers, which in cluded readings by Herman Hopkins of Montpelier and Miss Pierce of Simmons college, Boston, and vocal solos by Mrs. Gladys Bradley of Montpelier and Thom as J. Mercer, as well as several selec tions on the grafanola. The audience was quick to voice its appreciation, and the participants contributed not a little to the pleasure of the evening. Refresh ments of ice cream, wafers and cake, and an informal dance order brought the affair to a close. Twenty-five years ago yesterday, Al phcus P. Abbott anil Marion L. Parker were married at the Congregational parsonage in Bm-ksport, Me., by Rev. Mr. Forsythe. Mr. Abbott's experience in the dry goods business began in Bucksport and through it he was later enabled to accept an attractive position with C. F. Hovey A. Co., in Boston, where lie was engaged for nine years. In 181)2 ho came to Barre and entered the mer cantile trade under the firm name of Gilly & Abbott. Afterwards the former partner retired from the business, and the Daylight store, known to a large buying public to-day, was organized un der tho name, A. P. Abbott & Co. At the head of the Daylight store, one of Washington county's best known dry goods houses, Mr.. Abbott has gained for himself and associates a name for honest methods, fair dealing and an up-to-date mercantile policy. Both Mr. ami Mrs. Ablmtt are con nected with the Congregational church and in the social life of the city they have taken a prominent part. Not only those who gathered at Howland hall last evening, but hundreds of others who have Known tne couple since ineir rmmraic iu Barre, will unite in wishing them long years of continued happiness and pros perity. . CLOSED PLEASANT REUNION. Co. G. Boys of 6th Vermont Volunteers Scatter to Their Homes. : Commander E. L. Smith of R. B. Cran dall post, No. 50, G. A. R., was yester day re-elected to serve as president of Company G, Sixth Vt. volunteers, which , ..' , i t 4 t Closed us annual reunion in me v. ., headquarters at city hall late in the aft ternon. The only other oflicer, James W. Parmenter of Brookfield, the secre tary, was also honored with a re election. The 1913 reunion came to a fitting conclusion through the efforts of Col. J. B. Mead circle, ladies of the G. A. R., who added materially to the afternoon's program by contributing several readings and solos. A numncr of the veterans spoke informally and, all in all, the get-together was consid ered one of the most successful since the formed the association. As announced yesterday, the next an nual reunion will be "held at Waitslield, September 17, 1914. Most of the vet erans attending from a distance left for their homes on later afternoon trains, although there were" several who were entertained in the homes of Barre G. A. R. men until to-day. Each of the numbers of the ladies' program drew forth merited applause. They were chosen with a view to cm phasi.iing the patriotic spirit of the oc casion and the veterans were not back ward in evincing their appreciation. The program: Song, "Marching Through Georgia." 'Vivian Matottj speech, Mrs. Julia Johnson; reading, Mrs. Charles Carpenter; music, Miss Flora Beck ley; reading, Mrs. F;imer Perry; song, Miss Vida Allen; reading, Mrs. Fred Berkley ; reading, Mrs. L. H. Thurston; rending Mrs. Grace Ducharme; singing. "Ameri ca' company. Mrs. Thurston's contri bution to the program consisted of a letter written by a Confederate soldier to his wife, during the stirring days of PJ03. BARRE ENTERTAINMENT COURSE. Woman's Club Announces Arrangements Are Nearly Completed. The lecture committee of the Barre Woman's club are pleased to announce that arrangements are nearly completed whereby they can offer for the coming winter an entertainment course that will far surpass in excellence their achieve ments of previous seasons. The talent secured is of The very high est order and incurs a much greater ex pense, but the ladies believe that the citizens of Barre will appreciate their efforts in their behalf and help by their pntronage to make it a successful course. Weather Forecast. Sunday slowly rising temperature; light variable winds. BEGINS. VuHT ON FifjNE RATE The Vermont Public Service Commission Gives Com-' panies Chance at Defense HEARING IS FIXED AT : STATE HOUSE SEPT. 30 All the Companies in Ver mont Summoned to' Ap- . pear at Hearing Brattleboro, . Sept. fl. Sheriff C. E. Mann of Windham county began this morning the serving of an order by the Vermont public .service commission on telephone companies operating in Ver mont, commanding them to appear at the State House in Montpelier on Sept. 30, 1913, at 10 a. m. to' show cause why maximum rates shall not exceed $33 for one-party lines, $24 for two-party lines, $21 for four-party lines and $18 for more than four-party lines in busi ness telephones and $24 for one-party lines,- $18 for two-party lines, $13 for three to six-party lines and $12 for more than six-party lines in residence tele phones. V The telephone companies are also or dered to show cause why the toll rates shall not be reduced to 80 per cent of the present charges, with the provision "that said reduction to 80 per cent shall be reduced or extended to the nearest common multiple of five cents, and with the exception that said reduction shall not apply to toll rate which do not ex ceed ten cents." In issuing the order for appearance at the hearing, the public service commis sion cites the findings of the special counsel, Messrs. Cook and Graham, who made general investigation of all tele graph and telephone companies in the state and recommended that maximum rates be fixed at the figures named by the commission. If the commission should decide to fix the rates as stated, the change will become effective Dec. 1, 1913, according to the statement of the commission. The notice of the hearing is being served on 100 companies doing business in Vermont, including the New England Tel. Tel. Co. and the Vermont Tel. & Tel. Co. . ALLEGED PASSER OF "NO FUNDS" CHECK Barre Police Afrestcd Guy Stetson, Who Is Alleged To Have Secured Money on Check at a Barre Store. For passing an alleged worthless check, Guy Stetson, who has been doing dairy duty at Cutler corners, was arrested this' morning by Chief of Police Sinclair and lodged in a cell at police heidquar ters to await a hearing. It is charged that Stetson went into the Diversi fruit store on North Main street around the middle days of June and asked to have ia $10 check cashed. The paper was on a Hardwick bank and bore .Steven'- name. The manager of the store passejl a handful of crisp bills over the coun ter to Stetson and the incident was sup posed to be closed. Later in the month the chek was protested at the H.irdwick bank and returned to the Diversi Co. Recently one of the company's fruit pedtllers thought he saw Stetson on one of his trips to the quarry district. Tho Barre manager got in touch with police headquarters and the result was a war rant isswd for the man's arrest on a complaint made by Grand Juror A. G. Fay. Investigation revealed the fact that Stetson's account with the Hard wick bank had been med up. The mnu is said to admit parsing the check, al though, he claim, he intended making a deposit before the check should be returned. He will likely be arraigned before Judge IT. W. Scott in city court this afternoon. COULDN'T KEEP TRACK OF WIFE. Emory L. Gale Advanced That aa Reason for Non-Support of Her. Emory L. Gale came into city court vYtirtlnv afternoon to answer to a non- supiwrt charge preferred against him by Mate s Attorney .). v ard uarver. j hb respondent was arraigned before Acting Judge A. A. Sargent and when asked to plead he steadfastly held to his inno cence, declaring that hi wife, one Lena Gale, left him as long ago as September, mi? fSiln asserted that he couldn't chase the wonvin all over Vermont in or der to obey the law. Once before tha separation of last year, he said, Mrs. Gale hsd left him. only to return to his domi cile for a stay of some 18 months. Tha man professed a willingness to assist in the support of the woman until other arrangements could be made and was accordingly allowed to go on hia own recognizance, after promising to for ward a certain sum of money to the woman each week. The respondent was arrested at East Bethel in the forenoon by Deputy Sherilf A. M. Morrison on a city court warrsnt. Twice thip deputy, accompanied onct by the local chief of police, went in search of Gale. Thursday a fruitless search through the mHze at Dog River fair failed to locate the man, although his employer assured the officers thit he had left the farm ostensibly bound for the exhibition grounds. In pnnrr vest erdav afternoon James Taylor of Bubee avenue was arraigned on a' breach of peace charge to which ha pleaded not guilty and furnished bail in the sum of ") for his apjiearance t a hearing next Thursday forenoon. H un arretted bv Oflicer Geortre K. Carls on a city court warrant made at the re quest of (Jranil ,lumr ray. Charles L. Hoot-h ot I'ropect street nWi una urre-ited for alleged non-s-m- port. entered a v'ea of not guilty ai'ri fumit-hed $-Vl bail for h's cpin-iran e ;n court next W-In:d:y morning. Cflicci Carle arrested this man on a coni'ilnitil signed by the grand juror. .