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DAILY TIME
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. .

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